Best of The West - February 2014

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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite#309
Reno, NV 89511
Thursday Feb 20th, 10am-6pm
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Friday & Saturday
Feb 20 & 21, 2014
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3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite #309
Reno, NV 89511
Sunday February 23rd, 10am-1pm

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Yei Navajo Rug -1192 - Yei Navajo Rug -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1940 This is a 31” x 23.5” rug that features key Navajo pictorials. There are 3 small Yei figures surrounded by tall corn stalk lines. On the left a
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to m********2 for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Yei Navajo Rug -1193 - Yei Navajo Rug -
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A black/tan bordered wool rug, 31 x 50,” with 8 Yei-Bi-Chai figures on a gray ground, six with turquoise faces looking to the right, and the figures o
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m********2 for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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Kachina Mask Necklace -1194 - Kachina Mask Necklace -
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A finely made silver and turquoise necklace with hand-made silver decorative link chain and a central pendant in the form of a kachina mask. The headd
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8***8 for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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Zuni Turquoise Needlepoint Jewelry Set -1195 - Zuni Turquoise Needlepoint Jewelry Set -
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c1930 Lot of 3 pieces stamped by maker D.J. Ghate (or Chate). 1) A silver and turquoise necklace done in what is known as a Zuni-style needlepoint se
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w*******c for (950.00 + 185.25) x 1 = 1,135.25
 
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Alaskan Carved Bark Masks -  AK1196 - Alaskan Carved Bark Masks - AK
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This lot includes five hand-carved bark masks from Alaska Three of these handcrafted pieces are caribou skin masks by the Nunamiut Eskimo of Anaktuvuk
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to O*N for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Arizona Territorial Native American Group -  AZ1197 - Arizona Territorial Native American Group - AZ
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c1900 Lot of 3: 1 is a beautiful turquoise bracelet in a sunburst pattern. It measures approx. 3.5" in dia. with wrap-around side panels at th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to O*N for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Chip Inlay Navajo Watch -  AZ1198 - Chip Inlay Navajo Watch - AZ
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c1970 This piece was made in the 1970s by famous Navajo silversmith Tommy Singer. Signer was introduced to the art of silversmithing from his father
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to b*********6 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Shoshone Man Photograph -  AZ1199 - Shoshone Man Photograph - AZ
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A native man is seen seated for a photo. This photo was taken by the Department of the Interior. There is no date listed but a handwritten note on the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***9 for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Silver and Turquoise Group -  AZ1200 - Silver and Turquoise Group - AZ
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Lot of 11 various pieces of silver, gold and turquoise jewelry from the Southwest. Lot includes sterling silver oblong cufflinks, 14k gold and sterlin
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*********r for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Turquoise Concho Belt -  AZ1201 - Turquoise Concho Belt - AZ
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c1970 This belt measures 42" long and 1.80" across. It features a lovely oval shaped buckle and 15 other sand-cast pieces around the belt...
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Start Price : 625.00 | Estimates : 1,250.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Turquoise Navajo Bracelet -  AZ1202 - Turquoise Navajo Bracelet - AZ
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c1970 This bracelet was made by Navajo silver and goldsmith Leroy Begay. The bracelet measures 2.75" across and 2.10" tall. - HKA#66117
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to t********m for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Yei Pictorial Rug -  AZ1203 - Yei Pictorial Rug - AZ
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c1950 The rug measures 46" x 29.5" and was woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool. There is some moth damage throughout the ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8***2 for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Wide Ruins Navajo Rug - Cameron, AZ1204 - Wide Ruins Navajo Rug - Cameron, AZ
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A borderless wool rug with a pattern consisting of varied banded designs in shades of rose and pink, with black, natural and gray accents. It measures
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to b*****5 for (750.00 + 146.25) x 1 = 896.25
 
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Kachina Duo & Pow Wow Programs - Flagstaff, AZ1205 - Kachina Duo & Pow Wow Programs - Flagstaff, AZ
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1962 This lot consists of two beautifully handcrafted Kachina dolls and programs from two annual pow wows that took place in 1962 and 64 in Flagstaff
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***9 for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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San Carlos Apache Indians Arizona Territory Stereo View Cards - Globe City, AZ1206 - San Carlos Apache Indians Arizona Territory Stereo View Cards - Globe City, AZ
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c1889 (2) rare cards depicting San Carlos native Apaches. The first shows a group posing for the camera. The hand-written caption reads "..Chi...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 3****m for (1,200.00 + 234.00) x 1 = 1,434.00
 
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Storm Pattern Navajo Rug - Tuba City, AZ1207 - Storm Pattern Navajo Rug - Tuba City, AZ
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A small storm pattern wool rug in traditional colors of red, black, natural and brown designs on a gray ground. Black border. Storm pattern rugs consi
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8***2 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Small Hupa Basket -  CA1208 - Small Hupa Basket - CA
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c1900 This is a lovely handmade Hupa basket from the Northern California area. This piece measures 6”x 4” and is done in geometrical designs. There a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***8 for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Dressed Indian Chief  - Ontario, CA1209 - Dressed Indian Chief - Ontario, CA
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c1959 This is a sculpture of an American Indian Chief done by Southern California artist Thomas M. Domiani. The chief stands 6’4” and is dressed in r
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Indian Chief Bust - Ontario, CA1210 - Indian Chief Bust - Ontario, CA
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This is a Native American Indian “Halo” style war bonnet crafted by Southern California artist Thomas Domiani. It is constructed of dyed turkey feathe
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Squash Blossom Necklace Set - San Francisco, CA1211 - Squash Blossom Necklace Set - San Francisco, CA
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This is a very attractive squash blossom ensemble, including necklace, earrings, bracelet and brooch, all in sterling silver All are festooned with tu
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8*******l for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Colorado Indian Photos -  CO1212 - Colorado Indian Photos - CO
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c This is a lot of three 8"x 10" black and white photos of American Indians in various poses. The photos are framed but need to be secure...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to O*N for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Michigan Pre-Historic Artifacts - Mass City, MI1213 - Michigan Pre-Historic Artifacts - Mass City, MI
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Lot of 5: 1 is a pre-historic hammer head stone, thought to be approx. 2500 years old. It measures about 4"x3.75"x1.75". The binding ...
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Buffalo Hide Gloves -  ND1214 - Buffalo Hide Gloves - ND
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c1901 This is a pair of buffalo hide and fur gloves from the early part of the 20th century. these were issued by the Bureau of indian Affair in the
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 0***0 for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Shadow Box Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace  -  NM1215 - Shadow Box Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace - NM
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c1970 Lovely necklace that features a unique design of turquoise, surrounded by a raised design creating a shadowbox effect. The necklace measures 16
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8***8 for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Zuni Squash Blossom Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet Set -  NM1216 - Zuni Squash Blossom Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet Set - NM
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c1970 This lot features a superb set of needlepoint turquoise Zuni jewelry. The necklace, when laid flat measures about 17” long. A marker’s mark on
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug - Gallup, NM1217 - Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug - Gallup, NM
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This small wool rug, 31 x 43,” was used as a display piece at the Ahwanhee Hotel Gift Shop in Yosemite National Park. The weaver is Delores Tsosie. Th
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Estimates : 650.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Julian Martinez Black on Black Jar, c1918-1923 - San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM1218 - Julian Martinez Black on Black Jar, c1918-1923 - San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM
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Beautiful black on black pottery, with matte bird designs on polished black background. 12" diameter, 9" tall, mouth 5" diameter.Bare...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to O*N for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Paiute-Shoshone Arrowhead Collection -  NV1219 - Paiute-Shoshone Arrowhead Collection - NV
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This unusual group is real, made by native craftsmen, from jasper, quartz, and obsidian. The various sizes and shapes reflect the nature of the prey b
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Autographed Edward S. Curtis "Indian Days" Book - New York, NY1220 - Autographed Edward S. Curtis "Indian Days" Book - New York, NY
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1915 Titled "Indian Days of the Long Ago," by Edward S. Curtis. The book contains photos and illustrations among its 223 pages. Hardcover...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d******2 for (700.00 + 136.50) x 1 = 836.50
 
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Western Oklahoma Indian Territory Map by Rand, McNally & Co. -  OK1221 - Western Oklahoma Indian Territory Map by Rand, McNally & Co. - OK
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1882 Lot of 2: very nice period map of the Indian Territories by the famous Rand, McNally firm. 2 colors on off-white background, very detailed. Meas
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 7***5 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Native American Man w/ Children Ferrotype Photo in Ambrotype Frame -  SD1222 - Native American Man w/ Children Ferrotype Photo in Ambrotype Frame - SD
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Photograph measures 2.25” x 2.75” and 3” x 3.5” in holder. Dark to medium contrast and focus is sharp, but blurred in some spots. There is some wear o
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Sitting Bull Cabinet Card -  SD1223 - Sitting Bull Cabinet Card - SD
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1882 The photograph measures 6” x 4” and the matte measures 6.5” x 4.25.” There is some surface wear. The focus is not too sharp and the contrast is
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9***9 for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Wouded Knee Battle Indian Chiefs -  SD1224 - Wouded Knee Battle Indian Chiefs - SD
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The photograph features Chiefs Good Lance, Big Talk, High Halk and Chief Two Strike. The photograph measures 7.5” x 4.5” and 8” x 5” on the matte. The
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to O*N for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Dream Catcher Group -  WA1225 - Dream Catcher Group - WA
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Had trouble sleeping lately? Well, this lot could take away all those bad nights of tossing and turning. This is a lot of five Nez Perce dream catcher
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Nez Perce Obsidian Tools & Flint Arrowheads -  WA1226 - Nez Perce Obsidian Tools & Flint Arrowheads - WA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This is a lot of 26 various and sundry arrowheads and obsidian tools, some fashioned by the Nez Perce people. The arrowheads, some modern, come in the
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Spearhead & Peacock Copper Ore Sample -  WA1227 - Spearhead & Peacock Copper Ore Sample - WA
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c1930 This lot starts off with a very nice sample of Peacock copper from a mine in Cosalia, Mexico. It was found in 1965 and measures 116 mm x 86 mm x
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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George S. Dodge "Sharon Ingot" -1228 - George S. Dodge "Sharon Ingot" -
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Silver Presentation Ingot for William Sharon. The George S. Dodge (Eureka Consolidated) PieceThis is the first of the Sharon ingots to surface publicl
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to 9***1 for (12,500.00 + 2,437.50) x 1 = 14,937.50
 
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51 Hummer 14k Gold Ingot -1229 - 51 Hummer 14k Gold Ingot -
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c1851 This 27mm x 14mm x 5mm 14k gold ingot is marked "51/ Hummer" on obverse, and "Unassayed/ Low Grade" on reverse. The rounde...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8***5 for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Assay Bag -1230 - Assay Bag -
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c1915 From Silver Bow County, Butte, MT. This tan canvas bag measures 14.5 x 5” and is stamped Richard McCarthy/ Assayer/ Butte, Montana. McCarthy was
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*****p for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Bank Marked Ingot State Set -1231 - Bank Marked Ingot State Set -
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c1971 This is a Franklin Mint Bank Marked Silver Ingot Series in a wood presentation box. This set includes such institutions as B of A from Californi
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Blake & Co. Assay Office Collection  -1232 - Blake & Co. Assay Office Collection -
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1870 Lot of 4 pieces—3 assay sheets and one handwritten check for the Owyhee Nevada Co. mine datelined Silver City, I.T. There is a nice biography of
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Estimates : 800.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to p********n for (700.00 + 136.50) x 1 = 836.50
 
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British Assay Scale -1233 - British Assay Scale -
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c1820 Early British scale possibly from 1820-1850. Inside the wooden box is the complete label and partial weight set. The box measures 7.75” x 2.5.”
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9***9 for (140.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 167.30
 
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Classic 1860s Silver Ingot, .75 Oz Troy -1234 - Classic 1860s Silver Ingot, .75 Oz Troy -
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Approximately 1” x 0.6” x 0.2”, hand engraved “George” at the center of a single face. All faces are highly polished, typical of several western assay
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Start Price : 450.00 | Estimates : 900.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Classic 1860s-1870s Silver Ingot, 1.58 Oz Troy -1235 - Classic 1860s-1870s Silver Ingot, 1.58 Oz Troy -
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c1870 Approximately 0.25 x 0.5 x 2.6” rectangular silver ingot. “”1.1636 silver, .82.68 gold, 1.8304 ozs// FINE 900 silver, 40 gold// Total Value $3.
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Estimates : 900.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to b***9 for (450.00 + 87.75) x 1 = 537.75
 
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Early Gold Rush Scale Duo -1236 - Early Gold Rush Scale Duo -
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1743 This very early 5.5" x 2.5" x 1" wooden gold scale box is fastened with simple wire loops and is lined in green cloth. The thre...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to O*N for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Early Pocket Scale -1237 - Early Pocket Scale -
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c1825 Early British scale pocket scale (balance) with complete label and weights. It was made by Thomas Harrison of Connon Street in London for “expo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to O*N for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Gold Pocket Scale Trio -1238 - Gold Pocket Scale Trio -
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Lot of 3: 1 is a pocket scale, balance type with a stand, and 2 sets of trays. The smaller measures 1.5" in dia. and the larger set measures 2....
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to p********n for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Grand Brass Balance Scale -1239 - Grand Brass Balance Scale -
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c1900 This is a very large balance scale, all brass construction. It measures 24" high, with 8" dia. trays that are chain suspended. The ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d******0 for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Leather Assay Bag -1240 - Leather Assay Bag -
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This is a high quality controlled security assay bag, similar to the one we had a year ago for a Comstock assayer. It is made of heavy duty leather, r
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Estimates : 450.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8*******l for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Metallurgy Book Duo -1241 - Metallurgy Book Duo -
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Lot of 2: Two fine metallurgy books: 1) METALLURGY: THE ART OF EXTRACTING METALS FROM THEIR ORES by John Percy, 1880. Stamped throughout with “J. F. E
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m********y for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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