3rd Annual Montana Big Chief Auction

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Welcome to our 3rd Annual Big Chief Sale. This three day Auction has over 3000 lots to choose from.

Day 1:
Native American Indian Jewelry, Trade Beads, Western History Books, Fishing Collectables, Chainsaws, Coins, Railroad History Archive, Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Pocket Watches, Paintings, Sketches, Bronzes, Nikon Camera Collection, Coca Cola Collectables, Beer Signs, Stamped Envelope Collection and much more.

Day 2:
Indian Artifacts from all form and function: Baskets, Pots, Arrowheads, Dolls, Beadwork, Navajo Rugs, Blankets, Textiles, Stone Tools, Kachinas, Paintings, Trade Beads, Navajo and Zuni Jewelry, Squash Blossoms, Rare Milton Bradley Human Anatomical Pull Down Charts from 1886, A White Buffalo Medicine Calf, A Sterling Silver Presentation Box from the SS Great Eastern, Charles H Hart Penguin, Taxidermy Furs.

Day 3: Our Military Sale
Over 600 Lots of Military Surplus and Historical Artifacts. From common to Museum Quality.

Artwork: James Lee Colt, Earle Heikka, Taylor Lynde, Jay Jung, Jose Trujillo, Leonard Reedy, Robert Morgan, Joe Halko, Larry Pirnie, Leo Beaulaurier, Ron Jenkins, James Henderson, Johhn William Hilton, Bill Shaddix, Robert Wagoner, Ace Powell, Hendrik Johannes Haverman, just to name a few.

Featured Collections Include

Dr. Harley Niblack Furniture
Frontier Medicine and Surgery Sets
The Milton Bradley Anatomical Charts
Coca Cola: The Continuation of the Anderson Collection.
The Allard Auction Indian Collection
A bid placed on our auctions is a legal contract – it cannot be revoked or cancelled for any reason. By registering for our auctions, you grant us permission to waive your right to execute any chargebacks against our company for any reason. Auctions will be sold with and without reserve. If a lot contains a reserve price, it will be clearly noted in the corresponding catalog. All items are sold as is, where is with no guarantees expressed or implied.
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Ron Jenkins Glacier Park Montana Painting1050 - Ron Jenkins Glacier Park Montana Painting
Davis Brothers Auction
29 1/2" by 35 1/2" framed. Ron Jenkins was born on August 18, 1932 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and then was raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvani...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (475.00) = 475.00
 
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Ace Powell Montana Cowboy Pen and Ink1051 - Ace Powell Montana Cowboy Pen and Ink
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Title is Resourceful and Willing to Work Cheap. 13 1/4" by 16 1/4" framed. Asa Lynn "Ace" Powell (April 3, 1912 – January ...
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Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold for (160.00) = 160.00
 
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Leo Beaulaurier Montana Cowboy Watercolor Painting1052 - Leo Beaulaurier Montana Cowboy Watercolor Painting
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Title is One of Us. 17 1/4" by 20 1/4" framed. Leo James Beaulaurier (1911 - 1984) was active/lived in Montana. Leo Beaulaurier is known f...
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Estimate : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (200.00) = 200.00
 
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Larry Pirnie Montana Cabin Gouache Painting1053 - Larry Pirnie Montana Cabin Gouache Painting
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18 1/2" by 20" framed. Larry Pirnie (Born 1940) is active/lives in Montana, Iowa. Larry Pirnie is known for Cowboy genre-horses, wood reli...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (85.00) = 85.00
 
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Dan Tabish Missoula Montana Cowboy Pressed Paper1054 - Dan Tabish Missoula Montana Cowboy Pressed Paper
Davis Brothers Auction
Pressed Paper Sculpture. Numbered 14/50. Artist is Dan Tabish from Missoula Montana. 19 3/4" by 20 1/2" framed.
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Estimate : 50.00 - 75.00
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Nisaburo Ito Kiyomizu Temple Japanese Woodblock1055 - Nisaburo Ito Kiyomizu Temple Japanese Woodblock
Davis Brothers Auction
Artist is Nisaburo Ito. Subject is Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. 15 1/4" by 21 1/2" framed.
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Estimate : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold for (35.00) = 35.00
 
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Hiroshige Sparrows and Camellias Woodblock Print1056 - Hiroshige Sparrows and Camellias Woodblock Print
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice Japanese Woodblock Print. Artist is Hiroshige. Title is Sparrows and Camellias. Not on back dates the print to 1830. 13 1/4" by 21 3/4&quo...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (55.00) = 55.00
 
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Bill Devine Alaska Mint Siberian Huskies Picture1057 - Bill Devine Alaska Mint Siberian Huskies Picture
Davis Brothers Auction
13 1/2" by 16 1/2" framed.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Montana Indian End of Trail Picture Wood Carving1058 - Montana Indian End of Trail Picture Wood Carving
Davis Brothers Auction
Signed Hughes 1950 on the back. 14 1/4" by 17 3/4".
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (75.00) = 75.00
 
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Marjorie Harper Montana Watercolor Painting Bear1059 - Marjorie Harper Montana Watercolor Painting Bear
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21" by 26" framed. Marjorie Harper (20th Century) was active/lived in Montana, Missouri. Marjorie Harper is known for Painting, Western ge...
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (75.00) = 75.00
 
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Antique The Great Eastern Leviathan Lithograph1060 - Antique The Great Eastern Leviathan Lithograph
Davis Brothers Auction
Provenance: From the Estate of the Captain of the Ship. 13 3/4" by 16 3/4" framed. This Colored Litho came with the following lot. Both we...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (65.00) = 65.00
 
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Sterling Silver Presentation Box SS Great Eastern1061 - Sterling Silver Presentation Box SS Great Eastern
Davis Brothers Auction
Offered in this lot is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This box is associated with the most significant technological advancement of the late 19th C
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Estimate : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (3,250.00) = 3,250.00
 
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Plains Native American Indian Arrow1062 - Plains Native American Indian Arrow
Davis Brothers Auction
Bone arrowhead. Second half of the 20th Century. 25 1/2" long.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (55.00) = 55.00
 
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Plains Native American Indian Arrow1063 - Plains Native American Indian Arrow
Davis Brothers Auction
Bone arrowhead. Second half of the 20th Century. 26 1/4" long.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (50.00) = 50.00
 
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Native American Indian Peace Pipe1064 - Native American Indian Peace Pipe
Davis Brothers Auction
Second half of the 20th Century. 18 1/2" long.
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Estimate : 50.00 - 75.00
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A Popular California Flora1065 - A Popular California Flora
Davis Brothers Auction
Manual of Botany for Beginners. Volney Rattan. 1896.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Lives of the Hunted1066 - Lives of the Hunted
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Ernest Seton Thompson, 1901. First impression.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Social Organization of the Western Pueblos1067 - Social Organization of the Western Pueblos
Davis Brothers Auction
Fred Eggan 1950
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Alaskan Eskimos1068 - Alaskan Eskimos
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Wendell H Oswalt 1967
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (10.00) = 10.00
 
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Eskimo Carving1069 - Eskimo Carving
Davis Brothers Auction
Susan M Pearce 1985
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Artists of the Tundra and the Sea1070 - Artists of the Tundra and the Sea
Davis Brothers Auction
Dorothy Jean Ray 1961
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Penobscot Man Forest Tribe in Maine1071 - Penobscot Man Forest Tribe in Maine
Davis Brothers Auction
Frank G Speck 1940
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Cultures of the North Pacific Coast1072 - Cultures of the North Pacific Coast
Davis Brothers Auction
Philip Drucker 1965
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Naskapi The Savage Hunters of Labrador Peninsula1073 - Naskapi The Savage Hunters of Labrador Peninsula
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Frank G. Speck 1935.
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Estimate : 50.00 - 75.00
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The Social Economy of the Tlingit Indians1074 - The Social Economy of the Tlingit Indians
Davis Brothers Auction
Kalervo Oberg 1973
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Kickapoo Indian Trails1075 - Kickapoo Indian Trails
Davis Brothers Auction
Louise Green Hoad 1953
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The Little Buffalo Robe1076 - The Little Buffalo Robe
Davis Brothers Auction
Ruth Everett Beck 1914
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Trails Plowed Under Charles Russell1077 - Trails Plowed Under Charles Russell
Davis Brothers Auction
1927. Nice dust jacket.
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Estimate : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Eskimo Sculpture Esquimaude1078 - Eskimo Sculpture Esquimaude
Davis Brothers Auction
George Swinton 1965
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Handbook of the Indians of California1079 - Handbook of the Indians of California
Davis Brothers Auction
AL Kroeber 1953
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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An Illustrated History of The State of Montana1080 - An Illustrated History of The State of Montana
Davis Brothers Auction
Joaquin Miller 1894.
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Indian Artists At Work1081 - Indian Artists At Work
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Ulli Steltzer 1976
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (15.00) = 15.00
 
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Charles Russell1082 - Charles Russell
Davis Brothers Auction
Sophia Craze 1989
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (70.00) = 70.00
 
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History of the Great Northwest Men of Progress1083 - History of the Great Northwest Men of Progress
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The Minneapolis Journal 1901
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00) = 90.00
 
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The Art of Bev Doolittle1084 - The Art of Bev Doolittle
Davis Brothers Auction
1990 First Edition.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (65.00) = 65.00
 
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Story of the Wreck of the Titanic1085 - Story of the Wreck of the Titanic
Davis Brothers Auction
1912 LH Walter.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (85.00) = 85.00
 
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Lucky Montana Cowpoke1086 - Lucky Montana Cowpoke
Davis Brothers Auction
J. Spencer Watkins. Signed First Edition.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell1087 - Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Davis Brothers Auction
1936
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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First White Women over the Rockies1088 - First White Women over the Rockies
Davis Brothers Auction
Volume III. 1966
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (35.00) = 35.00
 
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I Married Adventure1089 - I Married Adventure
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Osa Johnson 1940.
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (70.00) = 70.00
 
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Art of the Northwest Coast Indians1090 - Art of the Northwest Coast Indians
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Robert Bruce Inverarity. 1950
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (170.00) = 170.00
 
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Kwakiutl Art1091 - Kwakiutl Art
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Audrey Hawthorn, 1979
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (25.00) = 25.00
 
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The North Americans1092 - The North Americans
Davis Brothers Auction
Robert F Spencer, Jesse D Jennings. 1965
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (15.00) = 15.00
 
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Furs by Astor1093 - Furs by Astor
Davis Brothers Auction
John Upton Terrell 1963
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (25.00) = 25.00
 
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The Gibraltar Socialism and Labor in Butte Montana1094 - The Gibraltar Socialism and Labor in Butte Montana
Davis Brothers Auction
Jerry W Calvert. 1988
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Tongues and Totems Arts of the Pacific Basin1095 - Tongues and Totems Arts of the Pacific Basin
Davis Brothers Auction
Starr and Richard Davis, 1974
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Arte Indio Y Esquimal Del Canada1096 - Arte Indio Y Esquimal Del Canada
Davis Brothers Auction
1970 Printed in Spain
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Montana State Board of Horticulture Second Report1097 - Montana State Board of Horticulture Second Report
Davis Brothers Auction
1901-1902
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee1098 - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Davis Brothers Auction
Dee Brown 1971
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Estimate : 25.00 - 50.00
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Six Guns & Saddle Leather1099 - Six Guns & Saddle Leather
Davis Brothers Auction
Ramon Adams 1954 first edition.
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Estimate : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (10.00) = 10.00
 
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