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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Persian Islamic Mughal Gouache Painting on Silk51 - Persian Islamic Mughal Gouache Painting on Silk
Davis Brothers Auction
Antique Islamic Mughal era flatwork gouache on silk. Measures 14" by 20".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Chinese Cultural Revolution Propaganda Poster 196752 - Chinese Cultural Revolution Propaganda Poster 1967
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Poster in shrink on board. Has a few fold creases but overall very nice. 21" by 30" The RESOLUTELY SUPPORT THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST STRUGGLES...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Blanke's Jersey Cream Coffee Tin Can53 - Blanke's Jersey Cream Coffee Tin Can
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice early can. Extra large pail size. 15" tall. Overall a nice and hard to find example.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (750.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Lot of 2 Modern Woven Eskimo Baskets54 - Lot of 2 Modern Woven Eskimo Baskets
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lot of 2 baskets. One is lidded the other is not. Diminutive in size.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Montana Indian George Washington Peace Medal Sash55 - Montana Indian George Washington Peace Medal Sash
Davis Brothers Auction
3" size. Medal is not attached to sash. Medal dated 1789.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold for (230.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Star Saloon Stevensville Montana Advertising Plate56 - Star Saloon Stevensville Montana Advertising Plate
Davis Brothers Auction
Rare early western Saloon plate from Stevensville Montana. 10" diameter.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (200.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Montana Missouri River Dry Flies Tom Skibowski57 - Montana Missouri River Dry Flies Tom Skibowski
Davis Brothers Auction
Tied by Tom Skibowski. Missoula Montana. 6" by 8".
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Unusual Swedish Nyckelharpa Violin Bow58 - Unusual Swedish Nyckelharpa Violin Bow
Davis Brothers Auction
Swedish Nyckelharpa Bow. 30" long. No damage to note.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (375.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Tanned Feet On Oregon Taxidermy Otter Hide59 - Tanned Feet On Oregon Taxidermy Otter Hide
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice freshly tanned Oregon otter with CITIES tag. 48" Nose to tail.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Tanned Feet On Oregon Taxidermy Otter Hide60 - Tanned Feet On Oregon Taxidermy Otter Hide
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice freshly tanned Oregon otter with CITIES tag. 52" Nose to tail.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (95.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 115.90
 
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Frontier Montana Physicians Alligator Doctors Bag61 - Frontier Montana Physicians Alligator Doctors Bag
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Frontier Montana Physicians Alligator Doctors Bag. 14" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (60.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Yosemite National California Park Photograph Set62 - Yosemite National California Park Photograph Set
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice triple image set. Yosemite National Park. Sepia Tone. 7.5" tall, 18.5" long. Original label on back as shown.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (240.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Katherine Trigonis Missoula Montana Watercolor63 - Katherine Trigonis Missoula Montana Watercolor
Davis Brothers Auction
Katherine Trigonis. Title is Crescent. 11" by 16.5".
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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Katherine Trigonis Missoula Montana Pen and Ink64 - Katherine Trigonis Missoula Montana Pen and Ink
Davis Brothers Auction
Katherine Trigonis. Some water stain in the top left corner. 11" by 16".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Katherine Trigonis Missoula Montana Watercolor65 - Katherine Trigonis Missoula Montana Watercolor
Davis Brothers Auction
Katherine Trigonis. Set of 3 watercolors. 10" by 17".
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Cowboy Silhouette Lynwood California Thermometer66 - Cowboy Silhouette Lynwood California Thermometer
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Lynwood California. Cowboy Silhouette Thermometer. 6" by 8".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Cowboy Silhouette Bellevue Idaho Thermometer67 - Cowboy Silhouette Bellevue Idaho Thermometer
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Bellevue Idaho. Cowboy Silhouette Thermometer. 6" by 8".
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Single US Cavalry Saddle Bag68 - Single US Cavalry Saddle Bag
Davis Brothers Auction
Single bag. No Liner.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (45.00) x 1 = 45.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded69 - Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded
Davis Brothers Auction
Montana Indian Moccasins. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (40.00) x 1 = 40.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Beaded Moccasins70 - Montana Native American Indian Beaded Moccasins
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Montana Indian Moccasins. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (35.00) x 1 = 35.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded71 - Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded
Davis Brothers Auction
Montana Indian Moccasins. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (35.00) x 1 = 35.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded72 - Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded
Davis Brothers Auction
Montana Indian Moccasins. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded73 - Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded
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Montana Indian Moccasins. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (110.00) x 1 = 110.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded74 - Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded
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Montana Indian Moccasins. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded75 - Montana Native American Indian Moccasins Beaded
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Montana Indian Moccasins. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Nice Plateau Indian Beaded Gauntlet Gloves76 - Nice Plateau Indian Beaded Gauntlet Gloves
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice pair of gauntlets. Plateau Indian. Some wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (450.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 549.00
 
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Montana Native American Indian Beaded Gauntlets77 - Montana Native American Indian Beaded Gauntlets
Davis Brothers Auction
Montana Indian Gloves. Beaded. Wear from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Montana Crow Indian Beaded Tomahawk Drop78 - Montana Crow Indian Beaded Tomahawk Drop
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice old tomahawk drop. Beaded, no damage. 8" long
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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Ancient Antique Chinese Silk Wall Tapestry79 - Ancient Antique Chinese Silk Wall Tapestry
Davis Brothers Auction
Some damage from age and use. Silk has browned over the years. 24" by 37". Very early example.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (160.00) x 1 = 160.00
 
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Mughal Ottoman Dynasty Miniature Chest Jewelry Box80 - Mughal Ottoman Dynasty Miniature Chest Jewelry Box
Davis Brothers Auction
Fully inlaid miniature chest. Inlaid with silver, bronze, and ivory. Some minor flaws. Overall a truly wonderful thing. 5" wide, 9" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (130.00) x 1 = 130.00
 
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International Harvester Montana Thermometer81 - International Harvester Montana Thermometer
Davis Brothers Auction
Rudyard Montana International Harvester Advertising Thermometer. Very nice condition. 4" wide, 13" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (110.00) x 1 = 110.00
 
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Antique Stereopticon Stereoviewer Lot and Cards82 - Antique Stereopticon Stereoviewer Lot and Cards
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lot with a large number of cards. No damage.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (65.00 + 14.30) x 1 = 79.30
 
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Original Montana US Cavalry Branding Iron83 - Original Montana US Cavalry Branding Iron
Davis Brothers Auction
Wonderful authentic Montana US Cavalry branding iron. Out of an old cavalry collection. Not a modern copy like 99% of these you come across. 21"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (525.00) x 1 = 525.00
 
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Montana US Cavalry Indian Wars 1865 Saber Sword84 - Montana US Cavalry Indian Wars 1865 Saber Sword
Davis Brothers Auction
Found in a local estate, stored in a hope trunk. The family was from Montana so this more than likely was used and/or carried by a family member servi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (700.00) x 1 = 700.00
 
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Cavalry Soldier Photo Bozeman Montana Identified85 - Cavalry Soldier Photo Bozeman Montana Identified
Davis Brothers Auction
Soldier is identified as Rudolph (Rudolf) Vogel. He is currently buried in Bozeman. Born 1852, died 1915. Photographer is Lawson.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (190.00) x 1 = 190.00
 
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Montana 2nd US Cavalry Kepi Hat Indian Scout86 - Montana 2nd US Cavalry Kepi Hat Indian Scout
Davis Brothers Auction
Very rare hat with great history. Obtained from the famliy of a Crow Indian Scout who wore it while working for John Gibbon in the 2nd Cavalry. It was
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (400.00 + 88.00) x 1 = 488.00
 
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Montana Battle of the Bear Paw Canteen w/ Docs87 - Montana Battle of the Bear Paw Canteen w/ Docs
Davis Brothers Auction
US Indian Wars Cavalry Canteen. Carried at the Battle of the Bear Paw in Montana. Canteen comes with documents attesting to the fact by the family as
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Montana 7th Calvary Indian Wars Photo88 - Montana 7th Calvary Indian Wars Photo
Davis Brothers Auction
Original cabinet card. Not a modern copy. Corner is missing. The hats read 7th Cavalry Company B. Fantastic and Rare. Fresh to the market from an old
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Original US Army Camel Corps Neck Bell89 - Original US Army Camel Corps Neck Bell
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice old bell. Complete with leather strap. 5" Diameter. The United States Camel Corps was a mid-19th-century experiment by the United S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold for (350.00) x 1 = 350.00
 
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Montana Cavalry Indian Scout Kepi Hat Badge90 - Montana Cavalry Indian Scout Kepi Hat Badge
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice Indian Scout kepi badge. Found in Montana. No documents attesting to specific battles or altercations. Fresh to the market from an old colle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (220.00 + 48.40) x 1 = 268.40
 
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Indian Wars Montana 7th Cavalry Hat Kepi Badge91 - Indian Wars Montana 7th Cavalry Hat Kepi Badge
Davis Brothers Auction
Found in Montana. No documents attesting to specific battles or altercations. Fresh to the market from an old collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (140.00) x 1 = 140.00
 
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Montana 2nd Cavalry Buckle Battle of Powder River92 - Montana 2nd Cavalry Buckle Battle of Powder River
Davis Brothers Auction
Found at the Battle of Powder River. 2 Documents attesting to the authenticity of the object. One from the family member. Named to an Amos Black. Amos
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Lot of 2 7th Cavalry Custer Battle Books93 - Lot of 2 7th Cavalry Custer Battle Books
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice pair of books. Good condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (100.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Ming's of Hawaii Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings94 - Ming's of Hawaii Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice earrings. 2 pairs in original box. Blue and white pearls. Very nice.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Ming's of Hawaii Sterling Pearl Earrings Bracelet95 - Ming's of Hawaii Sterling Pearl Earrings Bracelet
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice set. In original box. Blue and white pearls. Bracelet measures 7" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold for (170.00) x 1 = 170.00
 
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Ocean Trip to the Orient China Korea Album 193696 - Ocean Trip to the Orient China Korea Album 1936
Davis Brothers Auction
Album documents a full sea voyage upon the SS Taiyo Maru, which was part of the NYK Line. Many Photographs/Postcards/Luggage Stickers/Brochures from t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (275.00) x 1 = 275.00
 
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Antique Sterling Silver Vanity Brush Mirror Set97 - Antique Sterling Silver Vanity Brush Mirror Set
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice old set. Measures 9" long. Weighted sterling handles.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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A. Burns Photographic Views of Edinburgh Scotland98 - A. Burns Photographic Views of Edinburgh Scotland
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice hard to find photo book. Published by Archibald Burns. Images of Edinburgh Scotland.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Antique Waltham Gold Filled Pocket Watch99 - Antique Waltham Gold Filled Pocket Watch
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice gold filled Waltham Pocket Watch. Hunter case. Winds up and works. Dust cover is engraved internally as shown.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (160.00) x 1 = 160.00
 
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Very Large Indian Arrowhead Lance Point100 - Very Large Indian Arrowhead Lance Point
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice arrowhead. No documents or paperwork. Age unknown. 8.75" long. No breaks or repairs. From an old collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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