Lot 427    

Two Montana Territorial Warrants for Stock Inspectors,
American History Auction / June 24, 2009
one before, one after statehood. First is for 1891 for Territory of Montana, from the Stock Inspector and Detective Fund; with lithograph of cattle on left side. Second for 1892, State of Montana, from the Sheep Inspector and Indemnity Fund; with lithograph of ram on left.

Provenance:  
The Thomas Minckler Collection of Western Americana


Condition:  
Expected cancellations, stamps, etc., otherwise very good.
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Scarce 1880s Photograph of  a California  Freight Team Taken by an Early Socialist,
Lot # 474 - Scarce 1880s Photograph of a California Freight Team Taken by an Early Socialist,
8 x 5.75" albumen photograph on larger cream mount, with printed caption Hauling Grain, Reedley, Fresno Co., Cal. 18 mules 5 wagons, 225 Sacks of Wheat, 32,400 Pounds. With handstamp of C.C. Curtis on verso. Mautz (1997:92) notes that Curtis was a member of the Kaweah Colony, an early socialist co... > Item Details
Manuscript Request for a Railroad Pass from the Fisher Stage Line, Santa Fe, 1878,
Lot # 516 - Manuscript Request for a Railroad Pass from the Fisher Stage Line, Santa Fe, 1878,
1p, 8" x 10.5", Santa Fe, NM, 23 Oct. 1878. On letterhead of Fisher Stage Line Company, signed by J. J. Hinds, Pres. of company, to Mr. Clark, General Supt. of Union Pacific Railroad. In his request for a pass, Hinds notes that they have ...three roads that come into direct communication with yours.... > Item Details
Edward Hand, Two Revolutionary War-Date ADsS,
Lot # 93 - Edward Hand, Two Revolutionary War-Date ADsS,
pay directives from Edward Hand as Commander of Fort Pitt to Paymaster Boynton, dated April 16, 1778, one on each side of a 3.5" x 6.25" piece of rag laid paper. One side dated 16 Apr. 1778, to Daniel Newman, £86 for his pay for nearly 4 months as Surgeon; other side dated 18 Apr. 1778, for pay to M... > Item Details
Theodore Roosevelt Portrait by Seymour Stone (American, 1877-1957),
Lot # 53 - Theodore Roosevelt Portrait by Seymour Stone (American, 1877-1957),
an oil on canvas portrait of Theodore Roosevelt wearing pince-nez eyeglasses, signed and dated by Seymour M. Stone, NY, Oct. 1921; 12.5" x 15.5", framed, 17.5" x 21". Seymour Stone was born in Poland in 1877, but he went on to live and work in New York until his death in 1957. Stone was known for hi... > Item Details
Civil War Patriotic 13-Star Flag,
Lot # 249 - Civil War Patriotic 13-Star Flag,
primarily wool bunting, 23.75" x 36.5", with 13 hand-sewn double appliqué cotton stars configured in unusual arrangement of one central star surrounded by a ring of eight stars, and one star in each corner of the canton. The fly is constructed of 13 machine-sewn, wool bunting stripes. The hoist incl... > Item Details
Civil War Bible of General Thomas H. Ruger, 3rd Wisconsin,
Lot # 268 - Civil War Bible of General Thomas H. Ruger, 3rd Wisconsin,
lot of 2, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. New York (NY): American Bible Society, 1863. Small 24mo, brown leather binding. Inscribed on free front end paper Gen. T.H. Ruger / From Loving Wife / Aug. 24th; and Church Psalmist: or, Psalms and Hymns, Designed For the Public, Socia... > Item Details
CDV of Civil War Soldier Later <i>Shot by Indians</i>,
Lot # 749 - CDV of Civil War Soldier Later Shot by Indians,
a young private wearing sack coat with imprint of A. Westphal & Co., Chicago having inked notation on verso that reads, Shot by Indians/March 16, 1869/At Fort Randall/DT. Although the CDV is unnamed, this is almost certainly Pvt. Elias H. Prall, Co. F., 22nd US Infantry killed in a skirmish with Si... > Item Details
Jennie Wade CDV,
Lot # 168 - Jennie Wade CDV,
a vignetted portrait of Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed directly during the Battle of Gettysburg, with Isaac G. Tyson's Gettysburg, PA imprint on verso. > Item Details
Libbie Custer Defends Her Husband in 1907 Circular,
Lot # 290 - Libbie Custer Defends Her Husband in 1907 Circular,
printed 3pp circular, 8.25 x 5.25" New York, 342 West 14th Street, June 21, 1897, together with the original transmittal envelope, with the salutation Dear Sir. In this circular, sent to General Thomas H. Ruger in his retirement in Easton, Pennsylvania, Libbie defends her late husband against accus... > Item Details
Two Early Arizona Territory Stage Coach Bills,
Lot # 514 - Two Early Arizona Territory Stage Coach Bills,
both approx. 8.5" x 11"; earliest dated 27 July 1867; on letterhead of The Woolworth & Barton Overland Transportation Line, To all points in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Montana. Receipt for one box of merchandise to an N. Davis in Salt Lake. Second is 20 Oct. 1879, Mesilla, NM, on letterhead of t... > Item Details
A Gathering of Scarce Cyanotype Photographs of the San Carlos Agency, Arizona Territory,
Lot # 339 - A Gathering of Scarce Cyanotype Photographs of the San Carlos Agency, Arizona Territory,
lot of 14, circa 1910 images, made by an accomplished amateur, perhaps Charles Lummis, who was noted for using this format. Each 5 x 4" laid onto stiff paper backing, and each captioned in blue ink on recto. Includes a bird's eye view of the agency, Troop E of the 1st Cavalry, several of various bu... > Item Details
Two Trays of Various Wisconsin GAR Pins, Badges, & Calling Cards,
Lot # 242 - Two Trays of Various Wisconsin GAR Pins, Badges, & Calling Cards,
25 assorted pieces in total. Lot includes 3 black Memorial Ribbons, a GAR Membership Star pinned to a red 1920 Baraboo, Wisconsin ribbon with original railroad tag identifying the piece to veteran G. Hohloway, 36th Wisconsin, five GAR Calling Cards impressed with name, units, and post, 2 enameled l... > Item Details
ALS from Rufus King, Signer,
Lot # 101 - ALS from Rufus King, Signer,
1p, 7.5 x 7.75", New York, 19 March 1804. To William Eustis, in Washington (DC), informing him that he is enclosing letters for Mr. Gore (Christopher) to him and asking him to forward them to Gore. Rufus King (1755-1827) was a lawyer, statesman, and politician. Born in Scarborough, Maine (then Massa... > Item Details
Archive of Manuscripts Relating to Texas Freight Losses to Indians,
Lot # 494 - Archive of Manuscripts Relating to Texas Freight Losses to Indians,
conflicts between Texans and Native Americans in the area occurred primarily between groups of relative newcomers. The Comanche, a Shoshone offshoot, became identifiable as a people with the acquisition of the horse in the middle part of the 17th century. Following the herds of bison, they migrated ... > Item Details
Two 1890s Stage Company Annual Passes,
Lot # 541 - Two 1890s Stage Company Annual Passes,
including pass for Ferguson Stage Company, until 31 Aug. 1894, on account of ATTF? RR. Verso has miniature scene similar to the well-known "California & Oregon Stage Company," with coach and six, Mt. Shasta in background. Also pass for Southwestern Stage Company, for 1898, for D. T. Meinne, Supt. W.... > Item Details
Rare 1938 GAR National Encampment Medal--Des Moines,
Lot # 239 - Rare 1938 GAR National Encampment Medal--Des Moines,
four-part bronze suspension badge backed with solid silk ribbon by Robbins Co. The 1938 National Encampment in Des Moines was lightly attended with just 415 delegates. The same year, Gettysburg held a gala National Reunion and most of the surviving veterans chose Gettysburg over Des Moines. > Item Details
Three 1870s Arkansas Stage Coach Line Tickets,
Lot # 538 - Three 1870s Arkansas Stage Coach Line Tickets,
all for agents of the Memphis and Little Rock Railway. Arkansas Valley Stage and Express Company pass is for 1876, 2.5" x 4". Fisher's Stage Lines for 1879, 2.25" x 4", blindstamped. Little Rock Omnibus, mail and Baggage Transfer for 1879, 2.25" x 3.5". > Item Details
Cased GAR Gold Presentation Medal--Geo. H. Russell, Co. A., 5th Ill. Cavalry,
Lot # 230 - Cased GAR Gold Presentation Medal--Geo. H. Russell, Co. A., 5th Ill. Cavalry,
a fine past Post Commander’s suspension badge indicated by the silver eagle, probably jeweler-made from stock GAR pieces including the proprietary eagle and crossed cannon symbol that bears an 1886 patent date. Engraved on the reverse of the plated and enameled GAR star is, Geo. H. Russell/P.P.C./F... > Item Details
<i>Hancock and English</i> Jugate Campaign Poster,
Lot # 49 - Hancock and English Jugate Campaign Poster,
a rare 1880 campaign poster featuring oval shoulder-length portraits of Winfield Scott Hancock and William H. English, the Democratic candidates for president and vice president, separated by the name, place and date of birth of each candidate as well as cross flags, U.S. shield, and laurel branches... > Item Details
San Antonio, Texas Boudoir Photographs,
Lot # 306 - San Antonio, Texas Boudoir Photographs,
lot of two views of San Antonio, the first titled in the negative 111. The New Federal Building. Post Office & U.S. Court. / Jacobson, Photo. 2 E Houston Str San Antonio., ca. 1889, with M.E. Jacobson's imprint as well as two paragraphs describing the historical, geographical, and cultural features ... > Item Details
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