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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Antique Stover Freeport School Church Bell151 - Antique Stover Freeport School Church Bell
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice. Some original paint on cradle remains. Nice patina. Appears as though handle has been soldered.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (525.00) x 1 = 525.00
 
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Pair of Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Skunks152 - Pair of Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Skunks
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Very nice WILD Montana Skunks. Feet on. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold for (45.00) x 1 = 45.00
 
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Pair of Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Skunks153 - Pair of Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Skunks
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Very nice WILD Montana Skunks. Feet on. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold for (45.00) x 1 = 45.00
 
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Pair of Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Skunks154 - Pair of Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Skunks
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Very nice WILD Montana Skunks. Feet on. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold for (55.00) x 1 = 55.00
 
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Gunsmoke Cannons Golf Ball Cannon 1 3/4" Bore155 - Gunsmoke Cannons Golf Ball Cannon 1 3/4" Bore
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Very nice small sized cannon. Built by Dean Lardie of Gunsmoke Cannons in Michigan. Lightly used.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold for (550.00) x 1 = 550.00
 
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Frederic Remington The Mountain Man Bronze 13"156 - Frederic Remington The Mountain Man Bronze 13"
Davis Brothers Auction
Later casting. 9" tall, 13" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 150.00
Sold for (140.00) x 1 = 140.00
 
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Quincy Tahoma Santa Fe New Mexico Painting157 - Quincy Tahoma Santa Fe New Mexico Painting
Davis Brothers Auction
Artist is Quincy Tahoma 1921-1956. Painting is titled Over the Hallow Log. Subject is an Indian Warrior Hunting a Deer. Some minor condition issues a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,650.00) x 1 = 1,650.00
 
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N.C. Wyeth Where the Mail Goes Cream of Wheat Goes158 - N.C. Wyeth Where the Mail Goes Cream of Wheat Goes
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Very nice advertising store display sign. Has been restored and backed with linen as shown. 23" by 34". Original back stand and label.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Priscilla Benally Navajo Indian Pot Vase159 - Priscilla Benally Navajo Indian Pot Vase
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice vase. Signed as shown on the bottom. 3.5" tall. No chips or cracks.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Phenomenal Engraved Aluminum Cowboy Wagon Lamp160 - Phenomenal Engraved Aluminum Cowboy Wagon Lamp
Davis Brothers Auction
Outstanding craftsmanship. Fully covered in aluminum. All pieces are engraved. Looks to be done by a master spur maker or engraver. 1940's-1950&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (100.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Dave Kulczyk Bronze "On the Long Trail to Justice"161 - Dave Kulczyk Bronze "On the Long Trail to Justice"
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Nice bronze. Made by Dave Kulczyk. 8.75" tall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold for (210.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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1200 Rounds of Remington Golden Bullet .22 LR162 - 1200 Rounds of Remington Golden Bullet .22 LR
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lot. Two full boxes, 1 partial box.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 150.00
Sold for (220.00) x 1 = 220.00
 
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1300 Rounds of .22 LR Federal Remington Winchester163 - 1300 Rounds of .22 LR Federal Remington Winchester
Davis Brothers Auction
1300 count. 450 Federal, 500 Remington, 350 Winchester.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 150.00
Sold for (220.00) x 1 = 220.00
 
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900 Rounds of CCI .22 LR Mini Mag and HP164 - 900 Rounds of CCI .22 LR Mini Mag and HP
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900 count. 300 Mini Mag, 500 HP, 100 Mini Group.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (160.00) x 1 = 160.00
 
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Lot of 3 RCBS Reloading Dies 7mm 30-06 .308165 - Lot of 3 RCBS Reloading Dies 7mm 30-06 .308
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lightly used condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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500 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Eley166 - 500 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Eley
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All sealed. 500 count.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (100.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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600 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo CCI167 - 600 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo CCI
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All sealed. 600 count.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00) x 1 = 70.00
 
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500 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Remington SK168 - 500 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Remington SK
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500 count. 250 Remington, 250 SK.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (55.00) x 1 = 55.00
 
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650 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo CCI169 - 650 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo CCI
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Two open but complete boxes. 650 count.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold for (90.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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1332 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Winchester170 - 1332 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Winchester
Davis Brothers Auction
4 Boxes of 333. 1332 Count.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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1000 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Winchester M-22 Black171 - 1000 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Winchester M-22 Black
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1000 Count.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 150.00
Sold for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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7000 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Federal172 - 7000 Rounds of .22 LR Ammo Federal
Davis Brothers Auction
21 Full boxes of 325 Count. One box is opened but rounds not counted. More than half Full. Total count is approx 7000.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 850.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Pairpoint Reverse Painted Grape Lamp Water Lilly173 - Pairpoint Reverse Painted Grape Lamp Water Lilly
Davis Brothers Auction
Wonderful Pairpoint Lamp. Features a reverse painted shade and bronze base. Base is Water Lilly Pattern. No damage.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (600.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 732.00
 
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CJ Butler Pilot Mountain Navajo Turquoise Pendant174 - CJ Butler Pilot Mountain Navajo Turquoise Pendant
Davis Brothers Auction
Very Nice. Pilot Mountain Turquoise set in Sterling Silver by CJ Butler. Weight is 13 Grams.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
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Russell Green River Skinning Knife175 - Russell Green River Skinning Knife
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice knife. Good Patina. 8" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (60.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Very Nice Old Indian Slate Bowtie Bannerstone176 - Very Nice Old Indian Slate Bowtie Bannerstone
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice stone. No damage or repair. From an old collection in Montana.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Montana Crow Indian Porcupine Hair Dance Roach177 - Montana Crow Indian Porcupine Hair Dance Roach
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice older roach. Porcupine hair. 17" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold for (350.00) x 1 = 350.00
 
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Antique Hand Cut Indian Trade Bead Necklace178 - Antique Hand Cut Indian Trade Bead Necklace
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice necklace. Old hand cut glass beads.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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Navajo Turquoise Red Coral Nugget Necklace179 - Navajo Turquoise Red Coral Nugget Necklace
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice necklace. Turquoise and Red Coral.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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French Hand Cut Indian Glass Trade Bead Necklace180 - French Hand Cut Indian Glass Trade Bead Necklace
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice necklace. Hand cut glass trade beads.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Hudson Bay Blue White Heart Trade Bead Necklace181 - Hudson Bay Blue White Heart Trade Bead Necklace
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice set of Blue White Heart Hudson Bay Trade Beads.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Navajo Turquoise Red Coral Nugget Shell Necklace182 - Navajo Turquoise Red Coral Nugget Shell Necklace
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice necklace. Turquoise, Coral, and Scallop Shell.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (100.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Lapis Lazuli Bear Fetish Navajo Necklace183 - Lapis Lazuli Bear Fetish Navajo Necklace
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice necklace. Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise and Coral. Set with a Bear Fetish.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Early Cree Indian Fully Beaded Moccasins184 - Early Cree Indian Fully Beaded Moccasins
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Wonderful early pair of Moccasins. Cree Indian. No damage or repair.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (725.00) x 1 = 725.00
 
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Cheyenne Indian Beaded Teepee Tipi Bag185 - Cheyenne Indian Beaded Teepee Tipi Bag
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old bag. Was found stored in a hope chest. Was more than likely never used. 8.5" tall, 9" long. Horsehair drops with tin cones. About...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (525.00 + 115.50) x 1 = 640.50
 
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Crow Indian Quilled & Beaded Pipe Bag Wool Tassels186 - Crow Indian Quilled & Beaded Pipe Bag Wool Tassels
Davis Brothers Auction
Unusual early pipe bag. Quilled with Wool Tassels. No damage or repair.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (675.00) x 1 = 675.00
 
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Santee Sioux Fully Beaded Figural Chiefs Gloves187 - Santee Sioux Fully Beaded Figural Chiefs Gloves
Davis Brothers Auction
About the best set of Beaded Gauntlets you will ever see outside of Museum collections. Fully beaded as shown. Leather is still soft. From an old midw
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Large Turquoise Red Coral Squash Blossom Necklace188 - Large Turquoise Red Coral Squash Blossom Necklace
Davis Brothers Auction
Gigantic necklace. Definitely made for a prominent man as shown. Set with turquoise and red coral. Sterling silver. Huge and flashy.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (6,500.00) x 1 = 6,500.00
 
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Crow Indian Montana Beaded Awl Case189 - Crow Indian Montana Beaded Awl Case
Davis Brothers Auction
16" long with tin cone drops. No damage. Very finely made.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (400.00 + 88.00) x 1 = 488.00
 
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Crow Indian Montana WW1 Victory Beaded Pouch190 - Crow Indian Montana WW1 Victory Beaded Pouch
Davis Brothers Auction
Beaded on both sides. Depicts WW1 Victory Eagle and American Flags. 3.5" by 4". No loss or damage.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
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Beaded Plateau Indian Flat Bag Flowers191 - Beaded Plateau Indian Flat Bag Flowers
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice flat bag. No damage. 6.5" by 7".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Beaded Plateau Indian Flat Bag Flowers192 - Beaded Plateau Indian Flat Bag Flowers
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice flat bag. No damage. 8.5" by 9".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (220.00) x 1 = 220.00
 
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Beaded Plateau Indian Flat Bag Geometric Design193 - Beaded Plateau Indian Flat Bag Geometric Design
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice flat bag. No damage. 11" by 12".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (450.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 549.00
 
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Outstanding Nez Perce Indian Corn Husk Bag194 - Outstanding Nez Perce Indian Corn Husk Bag
Davis Brothers Auction
Exceptional bag. No damage. Flowers on one side, the other is geometric. 10" by 10.5".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,350.00) x 1 = 1,350.00
 
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Very Fine Navajo Indian Rug195 - Very Fine Navajo Indian Rug
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice rug. No damage. 23" by 39".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (325.00 + 71.50) x 1 = 396.50
 
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Julian Martinez Santa Clara Pueblo Black on Black196 - Julian Martinez Santa Clara Pueblo Black on Black
Davis Brothers Auction
Signed Julian Martinez on bottom. Santa Clara Pueblo Black on Black. Basket form. intertwined handles. 6.5" tall. No damage.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (425.00 + 93.50) x 1 = 518.50
 
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Large Painting on Board Indian Chief Anne Dobson197 - Large Painting on Board Indian Chief Anne Dobson
Davis Brothers Auction
Signed and Dated on back as shown. Could not find out much about the artist. Framed it is 24" by 38".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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Montana Indian Wars Powder Horn198 - Montana Indian Wars Powder Horn
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice horn. No scrimshaw or markings. 13" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold for (130.00 + 28.60) x 1 = 158.60
 
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5150 Carats of Lapis Lazuli Stone Carving Media199 - 5150 Carats of Lapis Lazuli Stone Carving Media
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice pair of stones. They weigh 5150 carats.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (85.00 + 18.70) x 1 = 103.70
 
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7100 Carats of Lapis Lazuli Stone Carving Media200 - 7100 Carats of Lapis Lazuli Stone Carving Media
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice pair of stones. They weigh 7100 carats.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (140.00 + 30.80) x 1 = 170.80
 
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