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Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

Lot 12: Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

San Francisco, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: Includes: Dillon, Richard H. Artful Deeds in the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton...A Tale of the California Gold Rush. In slipcase. Inscribed from the author, and signed on front free endpaper. 1 of 350 copies. 1998.  Palmquist, Peter E. Redwood and Lumbering in California Forests. With glassine dj. 1 of 600 copies produced by the Yolla Bolly Press. [1983]. M'Ilvaine, William, Jr. Sketches of Scenery and Notes of Personal Adventure in California & Mexico. 1 of 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Pess, 1951. Wentz, Roby. The Grabhorn Press: A Biography. 1 of 750 copies. 1981. A Naval Campaign in the California - 1846-1849. The Journal of Lieutenant Tunis Augustus Macdonough Craven... 1 of 400 copies. [1973]. Hammond, George Peter. Noticias de California. First Report of the Occupation by the Portola Expedition, 1770... 1 of 400 copies. 1958. Burgess, Gelett. Gelett Burgess: Behind the Scenes. 1 of 400 copies. 1968. Brown, James Berry. Journal of a Journey across the Plains in 1859. 1 of 450 copies. 1970. Fremont, Jessie Benton. A Year of American Travel: Narrative of Personal Experience. 1 of 450 copies. 1960. Rawls, James J., ed. Dan de Quille of the Big Bonanza. 1 of 650 copies. 1980. From Kapuvar to California 1893. Travel Letters of Baron Gustav von Berg. 1 of 500 copies. 1979. Thayer, James Bradley. A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson. 1 of 600 copies. 1980. Mathes, W. Michael, ed. Spanish Approaches to the Island of California 1628-1632. 1 of 400 copies. 1975. Levinsohn, John L. Frank Morrison Pixley of The Argonaut. 1 of 450 copies. 1989.  Swan, John A. A Trip to the Gold Mines of California in 1848. 1 of 400 copies. 1960. Stauffacher, Jack W., compiler. Porter Garnett:  Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book. 1 of 450 copies, signed by the compiler. 1994. Bigly, Cantell A. [G.W. Peck]. Aurifodina or Adventures in the Gold Region.  1 of 400 copies. 1974. A Trumpet of our Own. Yellow Bird's Essays on the North American Indian. 1 of 650 copies. 1981. Vignettes of Early California: Childhood Reminiscences of Jaun Bautista Alvarado. 1 of 650 copies. 1982. Kurutz, Gary F. Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant. 1 of 1 of 600 copies. 1984. Muller, J. California, Land of Gold or Stay at Home and Work Hard. N.d.

Condition Report: Fine or near fine.

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Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

Lot 13: Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

San Francisco, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: Includes: Hart, James D. The Private Press Ventures of Samuel Lloyd Osbourne and R.L.S. 1 of 500 copies. 1966. Davison, Richard Allan. Charles & Kathleen Norris: The Courtship Year. 1 of 400 copies. 1993. Pierce, Richard A., ed. H.M.S. Sulphur at Californi. 1 of 450 copies. 1969. Greenwood, Robert. A Valiant Enterprise: A History of Talisman Press. Inscribed and signed by the author. 1 of 350 copies. 2007. Genini, Ronald. Romualdo Pacheco: A Californiano in Two Eras. 1 of 500 copies. 1985. Rosales, Vicente Perez. California Adventure. 1 of 250 copies. 1947. Kunzel, Heinrich. Upper California. 1 of 450 copies. 1967 Levinsohn, John L. Frank Morrison Pixley of the Argonaut. With prospectus laid in. 1 of 450 copies. 1989. Kurutz, Gary F. Knights of the Lash. 1 of 350 copies. 2005. 2 copies of: Rawls, James J., ed. Dan de Quille of the Big Bonanza. 1 of 650 copies. 1980. Lapp, Rudolph M. Archy Lee: A California Fugitive Slave Case. 1 of 500 copies. 1969. Dear Master: Letters of George Steling to Ambrose Bierce 1900-1912. In slipcase. 1 of 350 copies. 2002.  Harlan, Robert D. Chapter Nine: The Vulgate Bible & Other Unfinished Projects of John Henry Nash. 1 of 500 copies. 1982. Walker, Franklin, ed. Mary Austin: Mother of Felipe and Other Early Stories. 1 of 400 copies. 1950. Pinney, Thomas. John Ignatius Bleasdale: A Friend of Wine in New Worlds. 2006. Jackson, Helen Hunt. Ah-Wah-Ne-Days: A Visit to the Yosemite Valley in 1872. 1 of 450 copies. 1971. Fremont, John Charles. Geographical Memoir upon Upper California. 1 of 425 copies. 1964. Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste. A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands... 1 of 350 copies. 1997. Hall, Carroll D. Bierce and the Poe Hoax. No. 25 of 250 copies. 1934. White, Gerald T. Baptism in Oil. Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California. 1 of 500 copies. 1984.

Condition Report: Fine.

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History of the Big Bonanza: An Authentic Account of the Discovery, History, and Working of the World Renowned Comstock Silver Lode of Nevada including the Present Condition of the Various Mines Situated thereon; Sketches of the Most Prominent Men

Lot 515: History of the Big Bonanza: An Authentic Account of the Discovery, History, and Working of the World Renowned Comstock Silver Lode of Nevada including the Present Condition of the Various Mines Situated thereon; Sketches of the Most Prominent Men

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

San Francisco, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $10

Description: Introduction by Oscar Lewis. Illustrated from engravings. Cloth, jacket.

Condition Report: Wear to jacket edges and extremities, 3" tear to lower right corner of front panel; Near fine in very good jacket.

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Running Horse Copper Weathervane w Directional

Lot 172: Running Horse Copper Weathervane w Directional

by Applebrook Auctions

April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

New Milford, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $400

Description: Measures 65.75" tall total. Horse alone measures 13.5" tall x 30.5" long.

Condition Report: In nice condition, where the pole goes into the bottom of horse, there is splitting.

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Full Bodied Cast Iron Rooster Weathervane

Lot 190: Full Bodied Cast Iron Rooster Weathervane

by Applebrook Auctions

April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

New Milford, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $500

Description: Measures 18" long x 21.5" tall (excluding tail which measures 11.75" long x 16" tall alone)

Condition Report: In outdoor found condition with rust.

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Sailing Ship Copper Weathervane w Directional

Lot 202: Sailing Ship Copper Weathervane w Directional

by Applebrook Auctions

April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

New Milford, CT, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $500

Description: Measures 75.25" tall total. Ship and arrow alone measure 26.75" tall x 28.75" long.

Condition Report: In very nice condition.

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2 Pc. Art Glass Pitcher & Hand Blown Glass Quill

Lot 4207: 2 Pc. Art Glass Pitcher & Hand Blown Glass Quill

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $120

Description: Dress up your space with this lot, which includes a cranberry art glass pitcher (approximately 8.25 x 6 x 4") and an 8" yellow, blue and white Art Glass quill pen. Combined shipping weight is about 2 lbs.

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Barrow (T.T.) - A Plan of Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent,

Lot 441: Barrow (T.T.) - A Plan of Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent,

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £600 - £800

Description: Barrow (T.T.) - A Plan of Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, Shewing the situation of all the Lodging Houses, Publick Walks, Inns, And every thing worthy of notice, detailed survey, with reference lists of lodgings at each side, decorative title cartouche surmounted by surveyors instruments and quills, upper left, engraved plan with original hand-colouring, 530 x 640mm., a repaired split on old fold upper left, a few other short splits on on cross-folds, slight surface dust, folding into contemporary Tunbridge ware wooden case, sliding lid with the map in miniature pasted on within a coloured pen and ink border, Tunbridge Wells, Barrow, 1808. Rare. COPAC records only the copy from Admiral Howe's Collection in the British Library [BL Maps 141.a.1.(78)].

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WEATHER VANE - HORSE & SULKY/DIRECTIONALS

Lot 28: WEATHER VANE - HORSE & SULKY/DIRECTIONALS

by Midwest Auction Galleries

April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Oxford, MI, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: American copper weathervane of horse racer on sulky along with directional, mounted on wooden stand, 31"L x 15" H weathervane, 23" W x 47"H directional, circa mid-20th century very good condition. Private collection Oxford, MI.

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1730 Five Different Printed Laws of Rhode Island by James Franklin Negro Slaves

Lot 68: 1730 Five Different Printed Laws of Rhode Island by James Franklin Negro Slaves

by Early American

April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM PST

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,400 - $1,800

Description: Black History1730 Regarding Slaves & Indians Printed Laws of Rhode Island as Published By Benjamin Franklin's Printing Mentor1730-Dated, 1st Edition, Five Different Printed Acts and Laws of Rhode Island, Printed by James Franklin at Newport, Rhode Island, Including the treatment of Indians and Fees on the Importation of Negro Slaves, Very Fine.This is an original, exceedingly rare, 1731 edition of Laws "Made and Passed by the General Assembly of HIS MAJESTY'S COLONY OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS, IN NEW-ENGLAND". This important extremely early 18th Century treatise was printed by James Franklin (no notation), at Newport, Rhode Island. It was James Franklin who established Rhode Island's first printing press, and was the elder brother of Benjamin Franklin, whom he originally taught the printing trade.This historically significant treatise contains a collection of Five different Acts passed in colonial Rhode Island in the year 1730 (see John Alden's Rhode Island Imprints, 1727-1800, number 23). We could not locate another available copy. This volume contains two leaves, 4 pages, and measures approximately 7" wide x 10" tall. The Five printed Acts include:1. "An Act for regulating Appeals from Judgments obtained upon Bond, at any of the Inferior Courts of this Colony."2. "An Act for erecting and incorporating the Outlands of the Town of Providence into three Towns."3. "An Act for expediting Business in Town Councils."4. "An Act to prevent Indians being abused and wronged by designing and ill minded Persons in making them Servants."5. "An Act for enlarging the Naval Officer's Fees for collecting Moneys arising upon the Importation of Negro Slaves into this Colony".The printed text is dark and bold upon watermarked British period laid paper. It is extremely clean and has only one small quill pen made tear at a one word notation "resolved" on the back page. An important early Colonial imprint.James Franklin (1697-1735) was a noted colonial author, printer, newspaper publisher, and almanac publisher. James published the "New England Courant", one of the oldest and the first truly independent American newspaper. James was the son of Josiah Franklin, a chandler from Ecton, Northamptonshire, England, and Abiah Folger Franklin, who came from a family of Nantucket Puritans.James had seven other siblings from his father's earlier marriage. In 1717, James returned to Boston from England with a Ramage press and a small quantity of type letters to start in the printing trade, and younger brother Benjamin became indentured to him. James married Ann Smith, who came from a Puritan family, in 1723, on his 26th birthday. The ceremony, in Boston, was performed by the Rev. John Webb of the New North Church.James began publishing the "Courant" in Boston in 1721 with wife, Ann, and brother, Benjamin, working alongside him. While at the Courant, James gathered a group, referred to by some as "The Hell-Fire Club", for assistance, and introduced "yellow journalism" to Boston. The Courant was considered controversial, and James was imprisoned for four weeks in 1722 for writing "scandalous libel". The paper was suppressed in 1727 and they left Boston in the same year. At the invitation of James' brother, John, a tallow chandler, James and Ann moved to Newport. Here, they had five children, including Mary, Elizabeth, and James Jr. Here, too, James and Ann established the colony's First Printing Press.Starting in 1727, James printed and published eight editions of the "Rhode-Island Almanack", sometimes under the pseudonym "Poor Robin". They were printed in James' shop near the town schoolhouse, or at his printing-house on Tillinghast's Wharf, near the Union-Flag Tavern. With the assistance of Thomas Fleet, the almanacs were sold as far away as Pudding-Lane in Boston. On September 27th, 1732, James published the first issue of the "Rhode Island Gazette", 12 inches (30 cm) by 8.5 inches (22 cm) in size. Its run lasted only until May 24th, 1733, and its issues were irregular. James was ill while living in Newport, but before his death, Benjamin came for a visit. When Benjamin left for Philadelphia, he had with him his nephew, James Jr., and provided him with a printing apprenticeship thereafter. After a long illness, James died in Newport in 1735, on his 38th birthday and 12th wedding anniversary. He was survived by Ann, leaving her with four young children to support alone one child having preceded James in death.

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Antique framed cardinal picture

Lot 87: Antique framed cardinal picture

by Captain Ahab's Antiques

April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

Plainview, NY, USA

Description: 19th c hand carved frame/2 quill showing cardinal reading paper-image is crisp and depicts life of cardinal/ beautiful -about 10 x 7 1/2

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Jewelry lot - Yellow gold bracelet with roughly 1/3 carat diamond marked 14k, pair of agate drop earrings, quill form pin in silver gilt, gold filled and enamel slipper form masonic pin, three pearl bracelets on elastic cord, two pearl an crystal

Lot 729: Jewelry lot - Yellow gold bracelet with roughly 1/3 carat diamond marked 14k, pair of agate drop earrings, quill form pin in silver gilt, gold filled and enamel slipper form masonic pin, three pearl bracelets on elastic cord, two pearl an crystal

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Manchester, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $350

Description: Jewelry lot - Yellow gold bracelet with roughly 1/3 carat diamond marked 14k, pair of agate drop earrings, quill form pin in silver gilt, gold filled and enamel slipper form masonic pin, three pearl bracelets on elastic cord, two pearl an crystal bracelets on elastic cord, and two pairs of pearl earrings, bracelet 14.9g TW

Condition Report: Pearl items very good, pins with tarnish, agate earrings very good, bracelet good, with wear

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19TH CENT. EASTERN WOODLANDS AMERICAN INDIAN QUILL EMBROIDERED BIRCH BARK GIFT BOX

Lot 192: 19TH CENT. EASTERN WOODLANDS AMERICAN INDIAN QUILL EMBROIDERED BIRCH BARK GIFT BOX

by The Gallery at Knotty Pine

April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

West Swanzey, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: RECTANGULAR COVERED BIRCH BARK BOX WITH THREAD SEWN SEAMS, WRAPPED LID AND BASE RIM EDGES AND DYED PORCUPINE QUILL EMBROIDERY OF FLOWERS, FEATHERS AND BORDER DESIGNS, ETC. - PROBABLY GREAT LAKES TYPE - POSSIBLY OJIBWA (3 1/2" T X 7" L X 4 1/4" W)

Condition Report: WEAR, LOSSES TO BASE RIM, LOSSES TO QUILL EMBROIDERY - OTHER SMALL LOSSES, SOILING, IMPERFECTIONS

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SIOUX QUILL WORK HIDE VEST

Lot 1201: SIOUX QUILL WORK HIDE VEST

by Burchard Galleries Inc

April 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: SIOUX QUILL WORK HIDE VEST: Circa 1890-1910, deer hide vest with polychrome porcupine quill work in geometric patterns on both front and back with fringed lower trim. Tradition holds this vest was once in the Heard Collection in Arizona, and may have been used in Wild West shows, unfortunately no paperwork to substantiate. Vest is currently framed in a double panel carved frame, overall measures 34 1/4'' x 28 1/4'' x 1 3/4''.

Condition Report: Some fading to quill.

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A diamond, seed pearl and gem set star shaped

Lot 246: A diamond, seed pearl and gem set star shaped

by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood

April 29, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Exeter, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: A diamond, seed pearl and gem set star shaped cluster ring:, the five point star with intersecting single gem stones including diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby and sapphire and a central single seed pearl between shoulders decorated with globe, quill pen and book.

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Ebony and Quill Sliding Box, 19th Century

Lot 287: Ebony and Quill Sliding Box, 19th Century

by Showplace Antique & Design Center

April 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: An ebony and quill sliding box with bone inlays, nineteenth century; unmarked. Dimensions: approximately 2"H x 7" L x 4" W

Condition Report: Soiling and losses in quills.

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Ebony, Quill & Bone Box, 19th Century

Lot 288: Ebony, Quill & Bone Box, 19th Century

by Showplace Antique & Design Center

April 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: A hinged ebony and quill box with inlaid bone panel depicting an elephant, nineteenth century; marked "Galle". Dimensions: approximately 3-3/8"H x 8" L x 6-3/8" W

Condition Report: Losses in quills and bone inlay. Soiling in recessed areas.

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Ebony and Quill Box, 19th Century

Lot 289: Ebony and Quill Box, 19th Century

by Showplace Antique & Design Center

April 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: An ebony and quill box with bone inlays, nineteenth century; unmarked. Dimensions: approximately 3-1/4" H x 8" L x 6-3/8" W

Condition Report: Box is locked / stuck. Inside not inspected.

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Ebony and Quill Sliding Box, 19th Century

Lot 290: Ebony and Quill Sliding Box, 19th Century

by Showplace Antique & Design Center

April 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: An ebony and quill sliding box with bone inlays, nineteenth century; unmarked. Dimensions: approximately 1-3/4"H x 6-5/8" L x 3-3/4" W

Condition Report: Some quills are loose.

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Ø A RARE EARLY 18TH-CENTURY IVORY AND BRASS QUILL CUTTER

Lot 263: Ø A RARE EARLY 18TH-CENTURY IVORY AND BRASS QUILL CUTTER

by Charles Miller Ltd

April 30, 2014, 12:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £600 - £800

Description: Ø A RARE EARLY 18TH-CENTURY IVORY AND BRASS QUILL CUTTER comprising turned brass-bound body with ivory threaded cutting edge and folding trimming blade -- 3in. (7.5cm.) high This neat device allowed the owner to re-shape his quill nib quickly by inserting into a shaped slot and giving one twist of the drive screw, the ink channel could then be slit with the folding blade. ++Two-three shrinkage cracks to side of main body; mechanism appears to work well and metal work remains bright and sharp with little sign of rust or wear.

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Psaligraphic album, george schmidt, published by charles becker, new york, 1860s, Containing six card leaves with gilt edges containing

Lot 243: Psaligraphic album, george schmidt, published by charles becker, new york, 1860s, Containing six card leaves with gilt edges containing

by Freeman's

May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: Psaligraphic album george schmidt, published by charles becker, new york, 1860s Containing six card leaves with gilt edges containing twelve albumen photographs of scissorworked images, each blindstamped, "G. Schmidt" and mounted within a rounded rectangular window with gilt borders; together with a mounted cabinet card depicting a man holding quill pen and standing behind a lion crushing a sword with his front paw, entitled "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword," "From a Pen Drawing by W.H. Carrier, Teacher of Bookkeeping, Short Hand and Plain and Ornamental Penmanship...Adrian College, Adrian Mich." 3 7/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. and 6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. PROVENANCE: Property of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Collector. Psaligraphic album: Purchased Charles B. Wood III, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000.

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Wrought iron silhouette weathervane of a

Lot 253: Wrought iron silhouette weathervane of a "Spinner", first half 20th century, With directionals, mounted on a wooden base.

by Freeman's

May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Wrought iron silhouette weathervane of a "Spinner" first half 20th century With directionals, mounted on a wooden base. H: 44 in. W: 29 3/4 in.

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Sioux quilled breastplate and two pairs beaded and quill ceremonial moccasins, fort yates, north dakota, first half 20th century, The b

Lot 308: Sioux quilled breastplate and two pairs beaded and quill ceremonial moccasins, fort yates, north dakota, first half 20th century, The b

by Freeman's

May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Sioux quilled breastplate and two pairs beaded and quill ceremonial moccasins fort yates, north dakota, first half 20th century The breast plate worked with red, green, purple and yellow in stepped geometric design with orange dyed feathers and beaded bell fringe ornamented with shells; the moccasins with beaded bands and split tongues, quill-worked uppers; together with two quilled and beaded hair ornaments, each of cylindrical form with quilled, tin cone and dyed horse hair danglers. L: 47 in. (breastplate) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner's notes record that the women's quill breastplate was purchased from Mrs. Two Face. The hair ornaments accompanied with notes, "From Mrs. Lillian Black Tomahawk, 8/7/50."

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Beaded and quilled Sioux pipe bag with Catlinite pipe, early 20th century, The pipe bag edge, side and lower band in blue, red, white a

Lot 309: Beaded and quilled Sioux pipe bag with Catlinite pipe, early 20th century, The pipe bag edge, side and lower band in blue, red, white a

by Freeman's

May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Beaded and quilled Sioux pipe bag with Catlinite pipe early 20th century The pipe bag edge, side and lower band in blue, red, white and metallic beads with quilled strapwork and hide fringe, tin cone and dyed feather danglers, the pipe with incised decoration, turned pipestem. L: 33 in. (including fringe) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by a handwritten note dated 3/11/50: "Bought from Store Man in Bull Head, Mr. Fisher. He got it when it was given by Mrs. Harry Chin when one of her sons who was killed in W.W.II was buried. It was Harry Chin's brother who died."

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Chief Henry One Bull's quillwork breastplate and clay pipe, late 19th/early 20th century, The slats wrapped with yellow, purple, red,

Lot 311: Chief Henry One Bull's quillwork breastplate and clay pipe, late 19th/early 20th century, The slats wrapped with yellow, purple, red,

by Freeman's

May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Chief Henry One Bull's quillwork breastplate and clay pipe late 19th/early 20th century The slats wrapped with yellow, purple, red, blue and green quills in a geometric design with red, white and blue wrapped slat and tin cone and feather fringe; together with a catlinite pipe of faceted form, turned stem. L: 47 in. (overall) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Recorded in Dr. Zehner's diary May 9, 1950: "From here we drove back toward Little Eagle and stopped at Mrs. Cecelia Brown's. She is the daughter of One Bull, nephew of Sitting Bull...I bought the following articles there: a man's quill breastplate that belonged to Chief Henry One Bull who died at the age of 104 in 1947 and two small pipes that belonged to One Bull. They were given to Cecelia's husband Ambrose Thunder Shield by One Bull."

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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Sioux beaded and quilled pipebag, quilled pipe and beaded moccasins, pine ridge, south dakota, 1890, Beaded in lane-stitch with geometr

Lot 313: Sioux beaded and quilled pipebag, quilled pipe and beaded moccasins, pine ridge, south dakota, 1890, Beaded in lane-stitch with geometr

by Freeman's

May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Sioux beaded and quilled pipebag, quilled pipe and beaded moccasins pine ridge, south dakota, 1890 Beaded in lane-stitch with geometric devices on one side and the other with two horses, quill-work slats in red, yellow, orange and purple and fringed; together with a pair of moccasins, beaded in a stylized floral pattern. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to Dr. Zehner's diary, the bag was purchased March 12, 1950 from Charlie Looking Back: "A beautiful beaded buckskin pipe bag and quill worked stemmed pipe with a long stem. The bag was made in Pine Ridge SD and he had it since 1890. The pipe is from Siston SD and he had it since 1920" and "a pair of smoked tanned moccasins made by his wife. They are partly beaded and well made." A handwritten note on piece of paper, inscribed, "From Lucy Looking Back, Little Eagle. SD."

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Weathervane

Lot 117: Weathervane

by Fisk Auctions

May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Delhi, NY, USA

Description: Eagle weathervane

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Fruit Groceries, Flour And Shoes, Cigars And Candy

Lot 721: Fruit Groceries, Flour And Shoes, Cigars And Candy

by Victorian Casino Antiques

May 3, 2014, 9:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $120 - $1,200

Description: Fruit Groceries, Flour And Shoes, Cigars And Candy Are A Specialty Litho. Advertisement in Fancy Frame, Featuring girl w/ ink & quill, Rockwood, PA - 25"x 30"

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Plume et Primevère. 1899

Lot 429: Plume et Primevère. 1899

by Poster Auctions International, Inc

May 4, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $25,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: Each: 11 3/4 x 29 1/4 in./30 x 74.3 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) A recent exhibition catalogue rightly calls this a "masterful" work: "The beauty of this pair of panels lies in the contrast between the geometric mosaic behind the head of Quill and the floral ornamental circle inspired by nature behind the head of Primrose" (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 198).

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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3 WATKINS MIN-VITE FEEDS TIN WEATHERVANE SIGNS

Lot 49: 3 WATKINS MIN-VITE FEEDS TIN WEATHERVANE SIGNS

by Millers Auction Co.

May 10, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Hixton, WI, USA

Description: 3 WATKINS SIGN, DOUBLE SIDED, 15X9"

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Cow weathervane & lightning rod

Lot 331: Cow weathervane & lightning rod

by Horst Auctioneers

May 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Ephrata, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $300

Description: ca. 1870-1900; hollow bodied zinc cow on an iron arrow tipped rod above a milk glass ball embossed "RHF" and mounted on a twisted iron rod with porcelain insulators marked "RH & Co" with the rod topped by a brass star, all mounted to a wooden base, 68 ¼"x 23"x 16";

Condition Report: Peeling paint; cow's horn is bent

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A TORTOISE SHELL RECTANGULAR TRINKET BOX of plain

Lot 350: A TORTOISE SHELL RECTANGULAR TRINKET BOX of plain

by Mallams

April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Oxford, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: A TORTOISE SHELL RECTANGULAR TRINKET BOX of plain form and silk lined, 4 1/4" wide; a black horn handled and bone paper knife; a bone letter opener; and an Anglo Indian porcupine quill and bone pen box (4)

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WAFFEN UND KUNSTHANDWERK OSMANISCHES REICH

Lot 3044: WAFFEN UND KUNSTHANDWERK OSMANISCHES REICH

by Hermann Historica

May 8, 2014, 10:00 AM CET

Munich, Germany

Estimated Price: €3,000 - €3,600

Description: WAFFEN UND KUNSTHANDWERK OSMANISCHES REICH, An Ottoman silver writing set (kubur) decorated with mother-of-pearl circa 1876, Three-piece screw together set covered fully with pin-affixed mother-of-pearl scales. In the middle piece a container for quills the top with a screw-on pounce pot. At the underside of the inkwell a silver stamp and tughra of Murad V. Length 27.7 cm. Sultan Murad V. was put into power by the Young Turks and reigned for only 93 days from May 30 to August 31 1876. He was discharged due to health issues and replaced by Abdul Hamid II.

Condition Report: II

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