December 13th & 14th: General Americana Live Auction.
December 15th:Online-Only Americana Auction.
8AM (PDT) start time all sessions.
SVOBODA COLLECTION PART II: Hundreds of Rare Montana Postal Covers, Postcards, Tokens, and Good For Mirrors
PRAG COLLECTION PART VI: Eastern Railroad Passes, Stocks & Bonds; Hawaii Ephemera, including documents, checks, stocks; Western Mining Stocks & Bonds (Colorado, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada); Revenue documents including stocks, bonds, and Western checks; lumber, water, oil, and brewing stocks.
ALSO: rare Nevada and Texas tokens; Native Americana; Wells Fargo & Express items; Gold Rush letters and stocks; mining collectibles including documents, photographs, badges, and spoons; saloon documents, photographs, and advertising; and more!
This painting (tempera on board) by Remington dates to the end of the 19th century. It is titled, ”The Striking of the Match”. The Aztec chief will not reveal the location. Young lit a match for his pipe. The chief had never seen fire like that. He thought the group worthy of revealing the location. “His huge antagonist was held still by a wonder that was born half of admiration and half of awe”.
Remington was commissioned by Harper’s Monthly to do the illustrations for a book, The Aztec Treasure-House : A Romance of Contemporaneous Antiquity. Illustrated by Frederick Remington. Written by Thomas A. Janvier, Published by New York: Harper & Brothers,1890.