Inaugural Montana Big Chief Auction

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Unique museum quality auction featuring a local private collection is being offered for sale. Everything starts at $10. Pre-bidding is now open until October 17th at 10AM MST. This is a two day online LIVE event that will be hosted on the 17th & 18th of October. Over $400,000 in estimated value. Some never before seen historic Montana photographs & Native American beadwork.
We will make every effort and put forth our due diligence to attempt to properly describe and represent items, however all items are sold on a buyer discretionary basis. Once a lot has been purchased, there are no returns or exchanges of any kind.

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Montana White Angora Wool Sheep Hide Rug1 - Montana White Angora Wool Sheep Hide Rug
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44" long, 40" wide. Curly angora, would be perfect for chap restoration or just as a decorator piece.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Antique Arts and Crafts Miller Lamp Company Base2 - Antique Arts and Crafts Miller Lamp Company Base
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Nice old lamp. No shade. Made by the Miller Lamp Company. Ready for restoration.
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00) x 1 = 70.00
 
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Montana Native American Buffalo Skinning Knife3 - Montana Native American Buffalo Skinning Knife
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Native American used, found on the reservation here in Montana. Was more than likely fashioned from a meat cleaver. 18" long overall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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Montana Frontier Physician Walrus Doctors Bag4 - Montana Frontier Physician Walrus Doctors Bag
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Nice old bag. From a local Montana Estate. Made from walrus leather. 16.5" long, 8" wide.
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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Friedrich Fehr 1862-1927 Prussian Soldier Painting5 - Friedrich Fehr 1862-1927 Prussian Soldier Painting
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Nice image depicting a Prussian Ulan Officer. Signed as shown. Measures 16" by 14.5" with the frame and 10" x 8.5" inside the fr...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Occupational Shaving Mug Brick Mason6 - Occupational Shaving Mug Brick Mason
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Nice original mug. Brick Mason is the occupation. No chips or cracks. Complete with brush.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Apache Indian Native American Big Medicine Stick7 - Apache Indian Native American Big Medicine Stick
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Contemporary medicine or shaman stick. Measures 22" long.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (160.00) x 1 = 160.00
 
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Railroad Train Engineer Occupational Shaving Mug8 - Railroad Train Engineer Occupational Shaving Mug
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Nice original mug. Railroad Engineer is the occupation. No chips or cracks. Complete with brush.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Bread Baker Occupational Shaving Mug9 - Bread Baker Occupational Shaving Mug
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Nice original mug. Baker is the occupation. No chips or cracks. Complete with brush.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Brick Mason Occupational Shaving Mug10 - Brick Mason Occupational Shaving Mug
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Nice original mug. Brick Mason is the occupation. No chips or cracks. Complete with brush.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Very Fine Black Forest Carved Humidor Indian Chief11 - Very Fine Black Forest Carved Humidor Indian Chief
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Very nice humidor. Carved with an Indian Chief and Punch as shown. Wonderful warm old patina. 9" long by 6" wide.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (170.00) x 1 = 170.00
 
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Large Kodiak Brown Grizzly Bear Skull w/ Tag12 - Large Kodiak Brown Grizzly Bear Skull w/ Tag
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Tagged as shown. Tag reads Alaska Fish and Game Grizzly Bear. Legally taken. Just under 20" long. Legal to own and transfer. Can be shipped t...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
 
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Large Set of British Columbia Moose Horns 42"13 - Large Set of British Columbia Moose Horns 42"
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Nice set of BC Moose horns mounted on plaque as shown. Taken in 1978 by Al Barone. 42" at widest points. Very nice paddles. Exceptional set.
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (300.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Villeroy and Boch Stick Spatter Plate14 - Villeroy and Boch Stick Spatter Plate
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No chips or cracks.
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Estimates : 10.00 - 25.00
Sold for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Lot of 2 Saddle Making Books15 - Lot of 2 Saddle Making Books
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Stohlman Encyclopedia of Saddle Making Volume 3 and Making and Repairing Western Saddles by Dave Jones.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (55.00) x 1 = 55.00
 
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Canadian Whiskey Barrel Label Printing Plate16 - Canadian Whiskey Barrel Label Printing Plate
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Nice large bronze plate. I believe it was for printing labels, but it may have been used to burn in designs to barrels.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (45.00) x 1 = 45.00
 
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Richport Candian Malt Whiskey Label Printing Plate17 - Richport Candian Malt Whiskey Label Printing Plate
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Nice large bronze plate. I believe it was for printing labels, but it may have been used to burn in designs to barrels.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (60.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Antique Peruvian Paso Horse Bridle & Bit18 - Antique Peruvian Paso Horse Bridle & Bit
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Very early Paso braided bridle and bit. Peru in origin. The Peruvian Paso or Peruvian Horse is a breed of light saddle horse known for its smooth ri
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Montana Native American Elk Handle Bowie Knife19 - Montana Native American Elk Handle Bowie Knife
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Blade steel is signed as shown. Elk horn handle. 15" Long overall.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (170.00) x 1 = 170.00
 
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Harvard Lock Company USN US Navy Ship Bell20 - Harvard Lock Company USN US Navy Ship Bell
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Nice old ships bell. 8" diameter. No damage. Original not a copy.
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Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (180.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Kalispell Montana Piegan Indian Chief Wife Photo21 - Kalispell Montana Piegan Indian Chief Wife Photo
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Image is of a Montana Piegan Indian Chief and his Wife in Kalispell Montana. 8" by 9".
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Butte Montana Piegan Indian Cabinet Card Photo22 - Butte Montana Piegan Indian Cabinet Card Photo
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Very nice image. No identification. Men appear to be Piegan.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (190.00) x 1 = 190.00
 
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Cummings Idaho Plateau Indian Family Cabinet Photo23 - Cummings Idaho Plateau Indian Family Cabinet Photo
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Nice early image. Cabinet Card Photo. Photographer is Cummings of Idaho. Family is Nez Perce or Plateau.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (90.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Richard Throssel Indian Photograph The Sentinel24 - Richard Throssel Indian Photograph The Sentinel
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Nice original Richard Throssel Photograph. Entited the Sentinel. Framed with archival glass and matting. 19" by 24" framed. Richard Thros...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (525.00) x 1 = 525.00
 
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Montana Crow Indian Cabinet Photo Little Coyote25 - Montana Crow Indian Cabinet Photo Little Coyote
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Man is identified on back as Little Coyote of the Crow Indians. Nice early image. Cabinet Card Photo. Photographed in Big Timber Montana.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (220.00) x 1 = 220.00
 
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Richard Throssel Crow Camp at the Little Big Horn26 - Richard Throssel Crow Camp at the Little Big Horn
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Nice original Richard Throssel Photograph. Entitled Crow Camp at the Little Big Horn. Framed with archival glass and matting. 14.5" by 19.5&quo...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,350.00) x 1 = 1,350.00
 
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Indian Police Cabinet Card Photo Missoula Montana27 - Indian Police Cabinet Card Photo Missoula Montana
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Subject is Sam Resurrection. He is wearing his Indian Police badge, making this image taken earlier in his life before his work with RH Mckay. Framed
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (275.00) x 1 = 275.00
 
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Arther Canning Helena Montana Piegan Indian Photo28 - Arther Canning Helena Montana Piegan Indian Photo
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Nice cabinet card photo. Taken by Arthur Canning of Helena Montana. Identified on back as Big Moon Chief of Piegan.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (160.00) x 1 = 160.00
 
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Plateau Indian Occupational Photo Washington29 - Plateau Indian Occupational Photo Washington
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Wonderful image of Plateau Woman with her beaded bags. She appears to have a picture of her mother in the chair next to her. Unidentified subject, but
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (150.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Plateau Indian Woman Washington Umatilla Photo30 - Plateau Indian Woman Washington Umatilla Photo
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Wonderful image of woman in fully beaded attire. Taken in Ellensburg Washington by Otto Pautzke. 5.5" by 9".
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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Nez Pearce Indian Pendleton Oregon Bowman Photo31 - Nez Pearce Indian Pendleton Oregon Bowman Photo
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Nice image of full family including baby. Nez Pearce cornhusk bag in Childs hands. Photographer is Bowman of Pendleton Oregon.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Crow Indian Child Beaded Vest Colored Photo32 - Crow Indian Child Beaded Vest Colored Photo
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Rare early hand tinted image. Crow girl in fully beaded outfit. Oval image. Hand tinted. Original frame and backing. 12" by 20".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold for (150.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Plateau Indian Woman with Chief Blanket Photograph33 - Plateau Indian Woman with Chief Blanket Photograph
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Early Oval Hand Tinted Photograph of Indian Woman in Chief's Blanket. Original frame and backing. No damage to note. 16" wide by 23" l...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,000.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Missoula Montana Territory Mountain Top Photo34 - Missoula Montana Territory Mountain Top Photo
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Aerial view from Mt Sentinel overlooking Missoula Montana Territory. Some card damage. Measures 5.5" by 8.5"
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (210.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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Ingalls Missoula Montana Broadway Street Photo35 - Ingalls Missoula Montana Broadway Street Photo
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Wonderful early image of Missoula. Shows Broadway street. Photographer is Ingalls. 7" by 9"
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (170.00) x 1 = 170.00
 
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Charlie Russell Studies of Western Life Montana36 - Charlie Russell Studies of Western Life Montana
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Nice book. A few minor water spots on the cover. No other damage. Fairly rare. Published 1919.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (130.00) x 1 = 130.00
 
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Ten Years A Cowboy Book 1889 1st Edition37 - Ten Years A Cowboy Book 1889 1st Edition
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Nice 1st edition. Some wear from use. Overall good.
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Montana Flathead Indian Reservation Post Card38 - Montana Flathead Indian Reservation Post Card
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Neat old hand tinted Montana post card.
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Estimates : 25.00 - 35.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Meji Period Bronze Dragon Vase Japanese Signed39 - Meji Period Bronze Dragon Vase Japanese Signed
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Wonderful Bronze Vase. Signed as shown. Dragon clutching a "pearl" made from rock crystal. 13" tall.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,500.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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Bob Scriver Montana Charlie Russell Bronze40 - Bob Scriver Montana Charlie Russell Bronze
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Nice large bronze. 27/35. Portrays Charlie Russell. Done by Bob Scriver. Measures 24" tall. Robert "Bob" Macfie Scriver (1914
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,000.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Custom Acoustic Guitar Schoneburg Missoula Montana41 - Custom Acoustic Guitar Schoneburg Missoula Montana
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Wonderful custom acoustic guitar. Built by Schoneburg Instruments in Missoula Montana. No condition issues.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (1,850.00) x 1 = 1,850.00
 
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Salish Indian Berry Gathering Burden Basket42 - Salish Indian Berry Gathering Burden Basket
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Wonderful early basket. Original rope intact. No signs of damage other than one broken leather strap as shown.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (350.00) x 1 = 350.00
 
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Large Chunk of Ancient Amber w/ Bee & Moss 1958g43 - Large Chunk of Ancient Amber w/ Bee & Moss 1958g
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Nice piece of ancient amber. Has a bee inside as well as some tree moss as shown. Not a modern copy. Out of a local rock hounds specimen collection. 7
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (600.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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After Fredrick Remington Bronze The Sergeant44 - After Fredrick Remington Bronze The Sergeant
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Nice later casting of the famous bronze by Frederick Remington entitled "The Sergeant". Numbered 10/100. 12.5" tall. Marble Base
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (210.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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Victorian Chinese Horn Handled Bamboo Cane45 - Victorian Chinese Horn Handled Bamboo Cane
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Nice early cane. Some warp to the bamboo as expected from age. 37" tall.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Antique Frontier Mechanical Horse Measuring Cane46 - Antique Frontier Mechanical Horse Measuring Cane
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Used to measure horses. 37" long. No damage.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (200.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Very Large Natural Turquoise Nugget 564 Grams47 - Very Large Natural Turquoise Nugget 564 Grams
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Wonderful large natural turquoise nugget. Total weight is grams. Ready for jewelry or use as a display piece.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (130.00) x 1 = 130.00
 
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Montana Buffalo Skull with Turquoise and Artwork48 - Montana Buffalo Skull with Turquoise and Artwork
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Nice skull. Inset with turquoise and has pyrography artwork of an Indian on the top as shown. Artwork done by S. Boyd.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (140.00) x 1 = 140.00
 
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Antique Chinese Green Jade 14k Gold Pendant49 - Antique Chinese Green Jade 14k Gold Pendant
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Very nice old pendant. Apple green jade. 14k bail. No damage. 1.5" by 2.25".
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (250.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Persian Islamic Mughal Gouache Painting on Silk50 - Persian Islamic Mughal Gouache Painting on Silk
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Antique Islamic Mughal era flatwork gouache on silk. Measures 17" by 23".
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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