We are moving forward on our next two auctions and are currently accepting consignments for:
1) 49er Bottle Jamboree at the National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Sacramento, California (Aug. 4-7, 2016)
2) September 2016 Auction in Reno, Nevada
SEPTEMBER 2016 AUCTION: CALLING ALL CONSIGNMENTS
Our next full auction will take place in September. We are planning for items in all of our regular categories: Mining, Minerals & Gold, Native Americana, Railroadiana, General Americana, Express, Firearms, and Numismatics. It will also feature the remaining Montana tokens, mirrors and postal history from the Svoboda Collection.
Before you leave for your summer vacation, consign your collectibles and we’ll take care of everything else!
Want to know more about the George Custer Indian Capture Carbine featured in our May 14th, 2016 auction? CLICK HERE to read the 2nd edition of the monograph compiled by Fred Holabird and R.L. Wilson. CLICK HERE to read the addendum compiled by Fred Holabird and others.
Checked out our e-bay sites lately?
You won’t believe it!
Stocks? Yes, They are up and ready for purchase and more coming soon!
Tokens, badges, pins, and medals? Hundreds of them!
Ephemera? From throughout the West! Letters, photographs, billheads, postcards, checks, etc.
Gambling? Poker chips are up and ready to be won.
Just click on the two links to the right to go shopping!
Available by Private Treaty…
Frederick Remington: “The Striking of the Match”
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.