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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Eskimo Inuit Fossil Walrus Ivory Plane Pull Toy101 - Eskimo Inuit Fossil Walrus Ivory Plane Pull Toy
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Neat old plane toy. Made by the Inuit for one of their children. More than likely after a plane had visited their village. Not tourist made. In need o
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (250.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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10k Gold Montana White Sapphire Ring102 - 10k Gold Montana White Sapphire Ring
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Very nice old ring. 10k Yellow Gold with a Montana Sapphire. Sapphire has inclusions, but is white/colorless. Stone is about a half carat.
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (140.00) x 1 = 140.00
 
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Authentic Antique US Forest Service Badge103 - Authentic Antique US Forest Service Badge
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Nice old badge. From a local Forest Service employees estate. 1.5" tall.
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (110.00) x 1 = 110.00
 
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Authentic Antique US Forest Service Badge104 - Authentic Antique US Forest Service Badge
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Nice old badge. From a local Forest Service employees estate. 1.5" tall.
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (190.00) x 1 = 190.00
 
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Saloon Indian Punchboard Cigar Box Gambling Game105 - Saloon Indian Punchboard Cigar Box Gambling Game
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Rare. These were used as hold out gambling games in frontier saloons. They were made to resemble a cigar box but contained punch boards. This one was
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (90.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Chinese Cloisonnà Blue and White Box and Matchbox106 - Chinese Cloisonnà Blue and White Box and Matchbox
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Nice pair of matching pieces. Trinket box and matchbox holder. A few small areas of condition issues, and a bit of staining. Trinket box is 3" ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (45.00) x 1 = 45.00
 
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Guide to Yellowstone Park Haynes 1890 Montana107 - Guide to Yellowstone Park Haynes 1890 Montana
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Nice early edition. I believe this may be the first edition, dated 1890. Nice condition, with minor wear from use.
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold for (190.00) x 1 = 190.00
 
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Skookum Indian Character Doll Guide Book Mitchell108 - Skookum Indian Character Doll Guide Book Mitchell
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Signed as shown. Very nice condition.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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They Saddled the West Lee Rice Glenn Vernam Book109 - They Saddled the West Lee Rice Glenn Vernam Book
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Nice book. Good condition with dust jacket.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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Richard Throssel Crow Indian Photographer Book110 - Richard Throssel Crow Indian Photographer Book
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Nice lightly used condition.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (190.00 + 41.80) x 1 = 231.80
 
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Antique Chinese Inlaid Clock Face or Jade Frame111 - Antique Chinese Inlaid Clock Face or Jade Frame
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This appears to have held either a clock face or a jade carving. It appears to have been part of a larger object as there are hinges on the backside.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (60.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lot of 23 Indian Native American Books Guides112 - Lot of 23 Indian Native American Books Guides
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Titles include: Indian Arts, Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery, Arrowheads and Projectile Points, Indian Blankets and their makers, Indian basketry, I
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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US Civil War Springfield Trapdoor Bayonet Frog113 - US Civil War Springfield Trapdoor Bayonet Frog
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Some wear from use as shown.
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (45.00) x 1 = 45.00
 
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US Indian Wars Springfield Trapdoor Bayonet114 - US Indian Wars Springfield Trapdoor Bayonet
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Complete with frog. Nice example.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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US Indian Wars Springfield Trapdoor Bayonet115 - US Indian Wars Springfield Trapdoor Bayonet
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Nice example. Complete with frog.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (95.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 115.90
 
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Frontier Boker Buffalo Hide Scale116 - Frontier Boker Buffalo Hide Scale
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Very nice old Buffalo Hide Scale. Marked Boker as shown.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (210.00 + 46.20) x 1 = 256.20
 
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Rare Original Segregated Passenger Train Car Sign117 - Rare Original Segregated Passenger Train Car Sign
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Wonderful original segregated train car door sign. This sign would have been used on the connecting doors between train cars to establish which cars w
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (140.00 + 30.80) x 1 = 170.80
 
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Antique Pre Pro Schlitz Beer Tin Advertising Sign118 - Antique Pre Pro Schlitz Beer Tin Advertising Sign
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Wonderful early sign. A bit of wear and some oxidation spotting, would clean up very well. Untouched original patina. 22" by 28"
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (375.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Early Days in the Forest Service Montana Book Set119 - Early Days in the Forest Service Montana Book Set
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3 volume set documenting early days in the US Forest Service in the Northwest and Montana. Hard to find.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (80.00) x 1 = 80.00
 
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Antique Unmarked Banjo120 - Antique Unmarked Banjo
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Nice old banjo. Needs a new set of strings, tuners and a bridge and it is ready to play. Overall decent condition.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (35.00) x 1 = 35.00
 
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Little Herder US Indian Service Story Books Hopi121 - Little Herder US Indian Service Story Books Hopi
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Neat pair of storybooks. Distributed by the US Indian Service. A few binding issues as shown.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Bev Doolittle "Missed" Fox Print122 - Bev Doolittle "Missed" Fox Print
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10" by 11.25" framed.
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (100.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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3 Early Montana Stereoviews123 - 3 Early Montana Stereoviews
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Scenes are Trout Creek, returning from a hunt in Absaroka Mountains, and Central Ferry Bridge Snake River.
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Saddle Horse Trips Glacier National Park Montana124 - Saddle Horse Trips Glacier National Park Montana
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Neat lot of booklets. Appear to be unused.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Lot of Montana Western Cowboy Photographs125 - Lot of Montana Western Cowboy Photographs
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Nice lot of images. Cowboys on horseback and one wearing a pair of woolies in his yard.
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Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Lot of RPPC Real Photo Postcards California Oregon126 - Lot of RPPC Real Photo Postcards California Oregon
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Large lot of cards. Most are California/Oregon/Washington with a few others in the mix as well.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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John Healey Fort Hamilton Montana Territory Letter127 - John Healey Fort Hamilton Montana Territory Letter
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The letter is a negotiation of funds between John J Healey of Fort Hamilton Canada, and A.M. Holter of Holter Hardware in Helena Montana Territory 187
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (1,050.00) x 1 = 1,050.00
 
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Holter Hardware Montana Territory Paperwork Photo128 - Holter Hardware Montana Territory Paperwork Photo
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Nice lot of receipts for goods. All from/to Holter Hardware of Helena Montana Territory. Included is an image that was found with the documents. It ma
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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6 Montana Blackfoot Gold Mining Company Stocks129 - 6 Montana Blackfoot Gold Mining Company Stocks
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Lot of 6 stock certificates. All shrink wrapped on board. Nice grouping.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00) x 1 = 80.00
 
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Lot of The National Police Gazette Magazine Risque130 - Lot of The National Police Gazette Magazine Risque
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Nice early magazine lot. All covers are very risque for the time period.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00) x 1 = 40.00
 
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Lot of Railroad Stock Certificates131 - Lot of Railroad Stock Certificates
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Nice lot of certificates from quite a few different railways.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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Lot of Montana Paper Receipts Yellowstone Park132 - Lot of Montana Paper Receipts Yellowstone Park
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Nice lot of receipts, all Montana. Also included are a few Yellowstone Park decals as shown from Pryor Stores.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Lot of Antique Western Song Books / Sheet Music133 - Lot of Antique Western Song Books / Sheet Music
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Assorted titles and styles. Quite a bit of wear on most pieces as to be expected.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (20.00) x 1 = 20.00
 
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Nevada Portfolio of Paintings First Hundred Years134 - Nevada Portfolio of Paintings First Hundred Years
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Good used condition with a few areas of wear.
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (20.00) x 1 = 20.00
 
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Lot of Montana Charles Russell Western Books135 - Lot of Montana Charles Russell Western Books
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Charles Russell by Renner, The Charlie Russell Book with Slip, Montana Impressions signed by Nancy Mclaughlin with drawing, NRA Rodeo Finals, Early da
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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Antique Denver Daily Record Stockman Magazines136 - Antique Denver Daily Record Stockman Magazines
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Nice lot of magazines. Some are more worn than others. Rare
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (35.00) x 1 = 35.00
 
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Lot of Montana Cowboy Western Art History Books137 - Lot of Montana Cowboy Western Art History Books
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Titles are: Mimbres Painted Pottery, Joe DeYong, Jo Mora Renaissance Man of the West, Absarokee Hut Joseph Henry Sharp Cabin, Fragments Paolo Soleri,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Lot of Art Books Davenports Barocci Old Masters138 - Lot of Art Books Davenports Barocci Old Masters
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Titles are: Composition of Outdoor Painting, Florence, Old Masters, Second Nature, Demetri Porphyrios Barocci and Davenports A-J.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (10.00) x 1 = 10.00
 
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Lot of American Indian and Fine Art Magazines139 - Lot of American Indian and Fine Art Magazines
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Lot includes both American Fine Art magazine and American Indian Art Magazine. Condition as pictured.
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Large lot of American Art Review Magazines140 - Large lot of American Art Review Magazines
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Quite a large quantity of Magazines. Overall nice condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (10.00) x 1 = 10.00
 
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Art Auction Gallery Catalogs Christies Bonhams141 - Art Auction Gallery Catalogs Christies Bonhams
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Nice lot of auction catalogs. Coeur D'Alene Art Auction, Santa Fe Art Auction, Bonhams California Art Auction, Christies LA California Art Aucti...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (40.00) x 1 = 40.00
 
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D.F. Hall's Gas City Cigar Box Havre Montana142 - D.F. Hall's Gas City Cigar Box Havre Montana
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Rare box. More than likely the only known example. No damage to note.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Frank B. Linderman Glacier Park Montana Letter143 - Frank B. Linderman Glacier Park Montana Letter
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Letter is correspondence between Linderman and Charlie Peyton. This was one of the last letters written to Charlie shortly before his death. Frank was
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (350.00) x 1 = 350.00
 
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J.D. Eastman Deer Lodge Montana Bitters Bottle144 - J.D. Eastman Deer Lodge Montana Bitters Bottle
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Nice bottle. no chips or cracks. Has not been cleaned, was not dug. About as nice as you will ever find one.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (600.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 732.00
 
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Crown Tuscan Cambridge Soap Dish Nude Glass145 - Crown Tuscan Cambridge Soap Dish Nude Glass
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8.25" tall. Silver inlay. No chips or cracks. Marked as shown. Rare piece.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Weller Pottery Muskota Nude Flower Frog146 - Weller Pottery Muskota Nude Flower Frog
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Exceptional example. No chips or cracks. 8" tall.
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Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (170.00) x 1 = 170.00
 
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Frankart Art Deco Reclining Nude Ball Lamp147 - Frankart Art Deco Reclining Nude Ball Lamp
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Beautiful piece. No damage. Original shade.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Phenomenal Buddie Foster Texas Wooly Chaps148 - Phenomenal Buddie Foster Texas Wooly Chaps
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Absolutely wonderful set of Buddie Foster Chaps. Made in Decatur Texas. Two color woolies as shown. Buddie died in 2006. No damage or issues.
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (550.00) x 1 = 550.00
 
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Historic Stetson Hat Tailored in Alcatraz Prison149 - Historic Stetson Hat Tailored in Alcatraz Prison
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Phenomenal piece of Haberdashery History. This hat was made by the prisoners in Alcatraz, it was sold at the island store to visiting dignitaries and
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (375.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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American Treen Burl Turned Lidded Bowl150 - American Treen Burl Turned Lidded Bowl
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Wonderful and fine bowl. No damage to note. 7" in diameter.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (170.00 + 37.40) x 1 = 207.40
 
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