Dynamite, Guns, and Gold

Auction Details

April auction
Highlights
1. The Great American Mining Collection
a. Miners Candlesticks. About 300 different. This is easily the finest public offering of uniquely American historic miners candlesticks in history. The sheer volume of the offering is sure to stimulate new collectors in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The material is organized roughly around Wilson-Bobrink, the breakthrough reference for miners candlesticks. You’ll find new discoveries, personalized sticks and expanded discussion regarding manufactured sticks.
b. Mine Carbide Collectibles. The Collection is so massive that we’ve split it into two parts, with the second part coming in June. The development of the acetylene lamps was a scientific breakthrough for the mining industry. The April sale has many tidbits for the collection, including some large hand held lamps and a sampling of other lamps. The June sale has the majority of the Superintendent style hand/hanging lamps and the cap lamps. The collections of carbide/acetylene devices number in excess of one thousand pieces, all different.
c. Miner’s Safety Lamps. This historic invention created generations of scientific devices used for the all-important gas detection. The Collection has 90 different safety lamps. Most will be offered in June.
d. Miner’s Oil wick lamps, hundreds, all different. A large collection of these coal region lamps, they will be offered in June.
e. Other underground mine lighting devices – a vast collection of foreign lamps
f. Wood Blasting and Candle boxes. There is a wonderful collection of these very “showy” collectibles. The variety of the collection is excellent, from explosives boxes to cap boxes to candle boxes. The variety in size is notable too, with a number of the smaller 25 pound boxes. There are at least 50- a sizable collection. A few will be in the June sale, but most in April.
g. Blasting cap tin collection. A significant collection that has singles as well as original boxes full. Easily over 100 blasting cap tin boxes.
h. Mine bell signal signs and other mining enamel signs. A Collection you won’t want to forget. This collection has a wide variety of not only western mines, but international mine signs. The individual state mine bell signal signs are the clear highlight.
i. Mining equipment Patent models -three of them, nineteenth century
2. Antique Bottle Collections
a. Arizona Collection. A wide variety of medicines, sodas and milk bottles
b. Small Nevada Collection. The April sale has some rare Nevada items, with more coming in June.
c. Major Western Whiskey Flask Collection. This collection is slated for June.
d. Great Rarities of Western Whiskies. The April sale offers some outstanding rarities not usually seen at any auction gallery. These are sure to excite the advanced collectors.
e. Colorful antique bottles. It seems we always have submittals of beautiful antique bottles. We’ve got a section in every sale.
f. Leadville, Colorado Collection. A collection of medicines and soda bottles. This one is different – nearly every specimen is dead mint. Watch for the Colorado whiskies coming in June!
3. Postal History and Wells Fargo Express- a large collection of widely varied material. A section we always have, a popular colleting category.
4. Gold
a. Nuggets from Western Sites
b. High grade visible gold in ore specimens from major Nevada mining districts such as Austin and Tuscarora.
c. Jewelry and watches. A collection of pocket watches, gold and Native America jewelry. Diamond jewelry too.
5. Coins, Currency – Numismatics
a. Important 1860’s Unionville silver ingot, a discovery piece
b. Major Morgan Dollar Collection, including varieties
c. US coins, including gold
d. US $20 Gold Note, AU
e. Hundreds of US Proof and Mint sets
f. Fun US currency collectible lots
g. Rare So-Called dollars and gaming items
h. Tokens- great variety of national interest
6. Toys
a. Trains. HO sets, more than 60 engines
b. Hot Wheels. Hundreds of cars.
c. Military toy planes, boats, etc.
d. Original boxed models
7. Documents
a. Mining stocks, some great material
b. Rare western maps
c. V&T RR Document Collection- a beauty
d. Lots of other key pieces
8. Firearms- More than 100 antique firearms. A wide variety of collectible firearms including rarities.
9. Militaria. A nice collection of maybe 100+ pieces coming in June.
a. Swords. A couple dozen
b. Helmets. Dozens
10. Cowboy
a. Great spurs, including silver inlay Garcia
11. Western Research- Key books – a dozen rare western directories, etc.
More Coming In June or Later:
1. A great Western Antique Bottle Collection- considering having a sale in conjunction with the Reno Show in June.
2. Swords- Katana Collection, about 800 different, one of the best collections in America. Watch for an important separate auction!
3. More from the Great American Mining Collection, Carbide lamps, part 2; and Oil wick Lamps
4. The Appalachian Gold Belt Collection- America’s First Gold Discoveries, 1828- the finest collection of documents in private hands. Watch for a stand-alone sale here. We are negotiating venues now.
5. A special offering of mining properties in Colorado. The fee-simple patented claims are in a major gold district, where current exploration is just getting going. Some properties in this district have also produced great gold specimens for the collectors.


If you have collections that might fit into our upcoming sales, please be sure to contact us - we will be traveling to pick up collections for the next 2 months in California, Arizona, Montana and Colorado, with a possible trip to the New York-Boston area later in the year as well.
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Catalog Collection3432 - Catalog Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 catalogs. 1) Armour & Company's Wholesale Price List from February 14, 1894. Chicago. 2) Operating Instructions and Repair List for...
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A Collector's Treasures3433 - A Collector's Treasures
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These items were all from the Clayton Phillips collection. It is a regular treasure trove. Some of the most interesting items include a homemade scyth
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Feminist Union Pins3434 - Feminist Union Pins
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1) Eight Feminist Union Pin "A Woman's Place Is In Her Union" vintage I of A M Worker Solidarity Communication Workers of America Labo...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Original Glove Retail display Box (or guns or minerals or railroad passes or...)3435 - Original Glove Retail display Box (or guns or minerals or railroad passes or...)
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This glass case measures 46 inches long 9 inches deep and 4 1/2 inches tall. Professionally refinished. Clean glass as original. A perfect display cas
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19th Century Ships Captain's Water Jug3436 - 19th Century Ships Captain's Water Jug
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Choice and classic 19th century high-quality glazed multi color ceramic water container with a brass cannon spout. The body is 13 inches tall by 13 in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to v*********1 for (700.00 + 168.00) x 1 = 868.00
 
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J Riswig Curved Display Case: J. P. Priwley's Etched on Glass3437 - J Riswig Curved Display Case: J. P. Priwley's Etched on Glass
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Acid etched "Gold Box" and "Pepsin Gum." Perfect to display your best items. Mirror on back of case gives a 360 degree view. J. ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to D*K for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
 
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J Riswig of Chicago Curved Display Case3438 - J Riswig of Chicago Curved Display Case
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What a great display case for your prized possessions. One 1" chip on left front side of wood. Mirror in back provides a 360 degree view. No ad...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to D*K for (650.00 + 130.00) x 1 = 780.00
 
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Six Presentation Pins3439 - Six Presentation Pins
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1) Pacific Power with three stones (blue & white). 2) IBEW '55' with a stone. 3) American Cancer Society 'twenty year'. 4) Youth...
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Four 3D Advertising Pieces3440 - Four 3D Advertising Pieces
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1) "The Globe" in Pittsburgh, Kansas shoe hook. 2) Crescent Garage of Bonner's Ferry, Idaho bullet. 3) Norman G. cull of Vancouver gla...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Scenic Nevada Christmas Cards from USGS3441 - Scenic Nevada Christmas Cards from USGS
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Sixteen different photographs by Tom Nolan with Seasons Greetings from the United States Geological Survey. Photos are 3 1/2 x 5 inches and are mostly
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to B********R for (35.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 43.40
 
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"Wonderland of Canada; The Rocky Mountains"3441A - "Wonderland of Canada; The Rocky Mountains"
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48 selected views of the Canadian Rockies on the line of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Photographs are 7 x 8.75" Cover is paper and has some r...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (30.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 37.20
 
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"Souvenir of Woodstock"3441B - "Souvenir of Woodstock"
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Woodstock's rise, growth and development in photogravure. 80 pages - almost everyone filled with small portraits of the important people and pho...
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Antique Chinese Ivory Brush Pot3442 - Antique Chinese Ivory Brush Pot
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An extremely good carved ivory brush pot. Antique Chinese ivory brush pot on a wooden stand and carved in deep relief with figures set in a landscape
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to i*********1 for (475.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 589.00
 
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Two Early Pewter Plates3443 - Two Early Pewter Plates
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Two early heavy pewter plates. Both are The makers marks are very difficult to read...[typical of antique pewter]........possibly English...well used
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Chinese Ivory figure of Mother and Child3444 - Chinese Ivory figure of Mother and Child
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Early Chinese ivory figure of a mother and child. She (possibly a flower maiden) holds a branch of a tree with an open flower for oil/water. A very fi
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to i*********1 for (450.00 + 108.00) x 1 = 558.00
 
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Antique Mexican Bone Domino set3445 - Antique Mexican Bone Domino set
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Lovely Mexican Bone Domino Game. 28 vintage miniature dominoes, commonly referred to as 'tiles' or 'bones' by the users in their ori...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********r.. for (75.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 93.00
 
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Peruvian Stirrup Spout Vessel3446 - Peruvian Stirrup Spout Vessel
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Moche clay figure of seated man on square base. Monkey figure climbing spout. Faded designs on base. 8.25" h x 3.5" w x 6.25"d. Good ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Leather and Brass Cobblestone Belt with Purse3447 - Leather and Brass Cobblestone Belt with Purse
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Peruvian hand tooled leather and brass cobblestone belt. Small purse attached. Figures of crucifix and riders on horseback and birds in brass. Very go
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Hide and Sinew Painted Shield3448 - Hide and Sinew Painted Shield
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This old Masai shield is constructed from thick hide mounted to a central timber support and timber outer edges lashed to the pierced outer edges of t
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Estimates : 180.00 - 360.00
Sold to m********r.. for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Model Airplanes and Helicopters in Original Sealed Boxes3449 - Model Airplanes and Helicopters in Original Sealed Boxes
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Monogram brand. 48 scale. 24 sealed airplane models from vintage biplanes through World War II, etc. One large box B 20 4D liberator, 48 scale. For ea
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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