Montana Western History Auction

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A broad range of historic items including advertising, firearms, jewelry, regional and western artwork, knives, military, rare Montana brewery collectibles, Mid century abstract art, California paintings and indigenous carvings.
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WW2 Trench Art Metal Pin Up Girl51 - WW2 Trench Art Metal Pin Up Girl
Davis Brothers Auction
Neat old trench art nude pin up girl. Made from piston rods and flat sheet metal. Made during WW2 as a whimsy, by a navy soldier.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (60.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Beatrice and Dante Bookends Jennings Brothers52 - Beatrice and Dante Bookends Jennings Brothers
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Manufactured by Jennings Brothers. Features Dante and Beatrice. Nice pair of Art Nouveau Bookends.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (40.00) x 1 = 40.00
 
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Rare Mint Green Columbus Star Gumball Machine53 - Rare Mint Green Columbus Star Gumball Machine
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Very rare example with original paint. Comes with matching locks and keys. Original decal and glass. Hard to find in this condition.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (315.00) x 1 = 315.00
 
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Lot of 16 Northwest Railroad Logging History Books54 - Lot of 16 Northwest Railroad Logging History Books
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Lot of 16 books. Titles are: Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad. All Aboard!. Pino Grande. This was Sawmilling. Last of the 3 foot loggers. Railr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (105.00) x 1 = 105.00
 
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Pendleton Blankets Retail Store Display Sign55 - Pendleton Blankets Retail Store Display Sign
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Nice older factory store display sign. Painted composite board.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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Bobcat Photo Charles Peyton Montana Game Warden56 - Bobcat Photo Charles Peyton Montana Game Warden
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Hand colored image of a Bobcat Trapped by Charles Peyton in Gird Creek. Bitterroot Valley Montana. Peyton was a famous early Montana Game Warden. CH
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (45.00) x 1 = 45.00
 
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Harbor Watercolor Painting Harold Wane (1879-1900)57 - Harbor Watercolor Painting Harold Wane (1879-1900)
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Very nice harbor scene. Watercolor on paper in original frame. 14.5" by 18.5" framed. By Harold Wane. Harold Wane 1879-1900 short-lived so...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (55.00) x 1 = 55.00
 
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Northern Pacific Railroad Montana Telegraph Wire58 - Northern Pacific Railroad Montana Telegraph Wire
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Nice set of 3 Telegraphs documenting the wire diagram construction between: Livingston to Missoula, Missoula to Paradise, Desmet to Paradise.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (10.00) x 1 = 10.00
 
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New Old Stock This Farm Uses Ford Tractors Sign59 - New Old Stock This Farm Uses Ford Tractors Sign
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Nice original Ford Tractors sign. New old stock condition. Embossed heavy gauge painted metal. 11.5" by 17".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Pair of Arts & Crafts Gesso Frames60 - Pair of Arts & Crafts Gesso Frames
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Nice pair of original frames. Larger is 13" by 20". Smaller is 12" by 15". Batwing frame has a corner crack to the gesso as shown.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Ed Andrews Douglas Alaska Hand Tinted Photo61 - Ed Andrews Douglas Alaska Hand Tinted Photo
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Nice image by Ed Andrews of Douglas Alaska (1900-1936). Image is of the Taku Glacier. 13" by 21".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Store Display Hunting Fishing Photos Geese Salmon62 - Store Display Hunting Fishing Photos Geese Salmon
Davis Brothers Auction
Lot of 2 images on board. More than likely hung in a sporting goods store. Circa 1950's-1960's. 20" by 24". 16" by 20".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Antique Wood Sailboat Rudder Tiller63 - Antique Wood Sailboat Rudder Tiller
Davis Brothers Auction
32" long. Nice old tiller. More than likely from a sailboat.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Dana Gibson Noble 1915-1977 Watercolor Connecticut64 - Dana Gibson Noble 1915-1977 Watercolor Connecticut
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Dana Gibson Noble 1915-1977. Yale graduate and art teacher. Navy artist. Connecticut. Measures 19" by 22.5 framed.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Hornady Bullet Display Advertising Board65 - Hornady Bullet Display Advertising Board
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Nice board. Complete, no missing rounds. Circa 1970's. 14" by 22".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (115.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament Emblem Set66 - Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament Emblem Set
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Original emblems and hood ornament from a Pontiac Chieftain. Lucite face on hood ornament shows some crackling but is original and not a copy. Other e
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (265.00) x 1 = 265.00
 
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Havens Trout Flies Fly Fishing Missoula Montana67 - Havens Trout Flies Fly Fishing Missoula Montana
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Dina Mite No 6. Framed. Neat old fly from Missoula.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (35.00) x 1 = 35.00
 
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Gene Dieckhoner Arizona Rabbit Winter Oil Painting68 - Gene Dieckhoner Arizona Rabbit Winter Oil Painting
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Gene Dieckhoner of Sedona Arizona. Oil on board. 9" by 19" framed.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Vintage Stella Acoustic Blues Guitar69 - Vintage Stella Acoustic Blues Guitar
Davis Brothers Auction
Guitar needs new strings. Two cracks on backside as shown. A few scuffs and marks from age/storage.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Mccoy Pottery Strawberry Cookie Jar70 - Mccoy Pottery Strawberry Cookie Jar
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice Mccoy cookie jar. No chips or cracks.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (40.00) x 1 = 40.00
 
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Toshusai Sharaku Woodblock Osagawa Tsuneyo II71 - Toshusai Sharaku Woodblock Osagawa Tsuneyo II
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TOSHUSAI SHARAKU (Japanese, 1770-1825). Woodblock print of Actor Osagawa Tsuneyo II. Mounted on cardboard. Some soiling and spotting from storage. Pri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (35.00) x 1 = 35.00
 
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Original Louis Icart Etching Peonies No. 24572 - Original Louis Icart Etching Peonies No. 245
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Original Louis Icart Etching and Aquatint. Peonies No. 245. Original frame and back paper. Some foxing as shown. Brown spot on top edge. Two staining
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (145.00) x 1 = 145.00
 
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WILLIAM MILLSPAUGH Middletown New York Pruning Saw73 - WILLIAM MILLSPAUGH Middletown New York Pruning Saw
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Exceedingly rare saw with original handle. Patent No. 155,100, dated September 15, 1874. Patented by William Millspaugh of Middletown New York. Intend
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (305.00 + 67.10) x 1 = 372.10
 
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Meji Period Japanese Samurai Kendo Practice Mask74 - Meji Period Japanese Samurai Kendo Practice Mask
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Meji period Kendo practice mask. Very fine example. No damage to note.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (325.00) x 1 = 325.00
 
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Maher Studios Ventriloquist Dummy Doll Figure75 - Maher Studios Ventriloquist Dummy Doll Figure
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice. Made by Maher Studios. Appears to have been fitted with a servo and a speaker at some point. More than likely used as a display. No damage
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (325.00) x 1 = 325.00
 
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Maher Studios Ventriloquist Dummy Catalog76 - Maher Studios Ventriloquist Dummy Catalog
Davis Brothers Auction
Rare, very few examples of this catalog exist. Excellent condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Industrial Factory Wood Foundry Mold Set Lever77 - Industrial Factory Wood Foundry Mold Set Lever
Davis Brothers Auction
Antique foundry mold. In the form of a Set Lever.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (35.00) x 1 = 35.00
 
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2 Antique Fishing Tackle Boxes Kennedy Shakespeare78 - 2 Antique Fishing Tackle Boxes Kennedy Shakespeare
Davis Brothers Auction
2 tackle boxes. The Shakespeare is quite early and appears to be deadstock. The Kennedy is a two tier folder. Neither have contents.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (20.00) x 1 = 20.00
 
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Umco 4500 UPB Possum Belly Fishing Tackle Box79 - Umco 4500 UPB Possum Belly Fishing Tackle Box
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Exceptional and Rare GREEN Umco 4500 UPB Possum Belly tackle box. Appears to be unused. A few minor scuffs from storage. Hard to find in Green, especi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (90.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Vintage Kay Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar80 - Vintage Kay Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice Archtop Tobacco Sunburst Hollow-body Kay. Minor wear. No cracks. Needs new strings.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (125.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Vtg 1950's Gibson Les Paul Guitar Hard Case81 - Vtg 1950's Gibson Les Paul Guitar Hard Case
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old case. A few small scuffs from use and storage, nothing major. Fits a Gibson Les Paul.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (405.00) x 1 = 405.00
 
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Beautiful Antique Slingerland Maple Banjo in Case82 - Beautiful Antique Slingerland Maple Banjo in Case
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Nice early banjo. Appears to have had very little use. In original tweed case. No maker marks I can find. Head shape appears to be that made by Slinge
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (140.00 + 30.80) x 1 = 170.80
 
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Antique Stradivarius Violin in Coffin Case 2 Bows83 - Antique Stradivarius Violin in Coffin Case 2 Bows
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Nice old violin. Probably Czech or German/Prussian in origin. Original wood coffin case. Comes with 2 bows in need of repair and a few extras as shown
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Rendezvous Native American Beaded Coyote Headdress84 - Rendezvous Native American Beaded Coyote Headdress
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Montana Rendezvous Coyote headdress. Beaded. Ready to wear.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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Green Wool Filson USA Hunting Vest Size L85 - Green Wool Filson USA Hunting Vest Size L
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice vest. No size or model tag.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (55.00) x 1 = 55.00
 
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Red Mackinaw Wool Woolrich Hunting Jacket Coat86 - Red Mackinaw Wool Woolrich Hunting Jacket Coat
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Size 46. Nice old coat. No rips/tears/repairs. Some soiling from use.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (100.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Lot of 20 Northwest Railroad Logging History Books87 - Lot of 20 Northwest Railroad Logging History Books
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Lot of 20 Books Titles are: The Silver Short Line, The Crookedest Railroad in the World, The Rainbow Route, Logging the Redwoods, SP Narrow Gauge, A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (205.00) x 1 = 205.00
 
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Lot 3 Books Ansel Adams Charles M Russell88 - Lot 3 Books Ansel Adams Charles M Russell
Davis Brothers Auction
Lot of 3 books. Titles are: Ansel Adams the Camera, Ansel Adams at 100, The Western Art of Charles M. Russell.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (20.00) x 1 = 20.00
 
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Very Nice Large Taxidermy Zebra Rug89 - Very Nice Large Taxidermy Zebra Rug
Davis Brothers Auction
Exceptional large African Zebra Rug. No damage.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (1,050.00 + 231.00) x 1 = 1,281.00
 
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Antique Booth Co Cast Iron Mermaid Fishbowl Holder90 - Antique Booth Co Cast Iron Mermaid Fishbowl Holder
Davis Brothers Auction
Made by the Booth Company of Chicago Illinois. There were two versions, lighted and unlighted. This is the unlighted version which is a touch scarcer.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (415.00) x 1 = 415.00
 
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Montana Indian Wars High Top Cavalry Boots91 - Montana Indian Wars High Top Cavalry Boots
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice period boots. No rot or damage. Leather is still pliable. 18" tall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (115.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 140.30
 
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WW2 INERT Pineapple Grenade92 - WW2 INERT Pineapple Grenade
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old pineapple grenade. It is INERT. Has a lead plug on the bottom as shown. Marked as shown.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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New Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt93 - New Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt
Davis Brothers Auction
Size 27. Made in Deer Lodge Prison Montana. Adjustable from size 25-29. 1.5" width. Nice belt in new unused condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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New Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt94 - New Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt
Davis Brothers Auction
Size 32. Made in Deer Lodge Prison Montana. Adjustable from size 30-35. Nice belt in new unused condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (110.00) x 1 = 110.00
 
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New Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt95 - New Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt
Davis Brothers Auction
Size 32. Made in Deer Lodge Prison Montana. Adjustable from size 29-34. 1" width. Nice belt in new unused condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Henry Larum Bear Carving Glacier Park Montana96 - Henry Larum Bear Carving Glacier Park Montana
Davis Brothers Auction
Montana Artist Henry Larum. Carving is 8" long. No damage. Today, Larum is known throughout the country as a master wood and antler carver who...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (635.00) x 1 = 635.00
 
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Antique Chinese 14k Gold Black Jade Necklace97 - Antique Chinese 14k Gold Black Jade Necklace
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Beautiful necklace. Made of black jade and 14k Gold. Necklace measures 26" long, center medallion is 2" in diameter.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (295.00) x 1 = 295.00
 
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Old Fashioned Beer Tray Billings Brewing Montana98 - Old Fashioned Beer Tray Billings Brewing Montana
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old tray. Shows some wear as pictured. Back side is rusty as shown. Would clean up very nicely. Hard to find.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (420.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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French Gilt Bronze Hand Painted Vanity Set99 - French Gilt Bronze Hand Painted Vanity Set
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Late 19th Century. Very nice hand painted scenes. Black glass is damage free. A very fancy set.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (40.00) x 1 = 40.00
 
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Green Roseville Pinecone Pottery Jardinere Pot100 - Green Roseville Pinecone Pottery Jardinere Pot
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Early example. No damage. 7" diameter.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (135.00) x 1 = 135.00
 
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