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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Charles J. Belden Photograph, <i>Sheep Drinking</i>,
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Indian Wars Cabinet Card by Howard, Fort Sanders, Wyoming,
Lot # 372 - Indian Wars Cabinet Card by Howard, Fort Sanders, Wyoming,
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Scarce Group of Wyoming Territory Bank Checks,
Lot # 450 - Scarce Group of Wyoming Territory Bank Checks,
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New Mexico Territory Cattle Ranch Letters,
Lot # 418 - New Mexico Territory Cattle Ranch Letters,
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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
Two Illustrated Billheads from C.N. Cotton and Co., Indian Trader,
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Certificate of Territorial Pioneer of California Signed by John Sutter,
Lot # 578 - Certificate of Territorial Pioneer of California Signed by John Sutter,
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Pincushion From a Union Soldier Killed at Ball's Bluff,
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Roland Reed Photograph <i>Prayer to the Thunderbird</i>,
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Group of Society of the Army of Tennessee Reunion Ribbons,
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1894 U.S. Supreme Court Photograph,
Lot # 50 - 1894 U.S. Supreme Court Photograph,
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41st Ohio Reunion Ribbons and 1st Ohio Artillery Reunion Ribbons,
Lot # 236 - 41st Ohio Reunion Ribbons and 1st Ohio Artillery Reunion Ribbons,
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Two Autographed CDVs of Brevet Brigadier Generals,
Lot # 259 - Two Autographed CDVs of Brevet Brigadier Generals,
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Territory of Montana Annual Report and Marks and Brands for 1886,
Lot # 431 - Territory of Montana Annual Report and Marks and Brands for 1886,
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Scarce Plate Book of Civil War Regimental Flags,
Lot # 271 - Scarce Plate Book of Civil War Regimental Flags,
Hollabird, Brig. Gen. S. B. Flags of the Army of the United States Carried During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, to Designate the Headquarters of the Different Armies, Army Corps, Divisions and Brigades. Compiled under direction of the Quartermaster General U.S. Army. [Washington]: Publ. by au... > Item Details
Signed L.A. Huffman Photograph, <i>Buffaloes Grazing, North Montana Prairies</i>,
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Two W.R. Cross Cabinet Cards of Dakota Territory,
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A Gathering of Scarce Cyanotype Photographs of the San Carlos Agency, Arizona Territory,
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