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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O. S. Goff Cabinet Cards of Plains Indians,
Lot # 640 - O. S. Goff Cabinet Cards of Plains Indians,
lot of 2 albumens; titled in script on mount below images High Flying Crow and Sitting Bulls Son; second image bears Goff's Bismarck, D.T. backmark and penciled inscription Gift of Mrs. C. Jheraft/ Nov 24, 1919. > Item Details
Civil War Patriotic 13-Star Flag,
Lot # 248 - Civil War Patriotic 13-Star Flag,
primarily wool bunting, 38" x 58", with 13 hand-sewn double appliqué cotton stars configured in 5/3/5 horizontal rows, on blue canton. The fly is constructed of 13 machine-sewn, wool bunting stripes. Hoist includes indiscernible commercial maker's mark and two brass grommets. The flag is accompanied... > Item Details
S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Two Sioux Warriors,
Lot # 613 - S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Two Sioux Warriors,
a portrait of two Sioux warriors from S.J. Morrow's series The Great North-West with 141 Two Kettle Warriors - Sioux Nation written below image and Morrow's Yankton, Dakota imprint on recto. > Item Details
Captain A.V. Gardner's Stage Coach Stop, Dakota Territory,
Lot # 500 - Captain A.V. Gardner's Stage Coach Stop, Dakota Territory,
albumen image, on boudoir style mount 8.5 x 5.5", ca 1885. An anonymous image of the Spring Valley Ranch, an important stage coach stop -- the first (ca 1876) building established between present-day Rapid City and Sturgis, S.D. It was used by the Sidney (Nebraska)-Deadwood Stage Line and the Nort... > Item Details
T. Harmon Parkhurst Photographs of New Mexico,
Lot # 688 - T. Harmon Parkhurst Photographs of New Mexico,
lot of two large format silver gelatin photographs by T. Harmon Parkhurst, including a unique view of the San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is considered one of the oldest standing churches in the United States, 14.5" x 20", framed, 26.5" x 31.5"; and a distant view of a cowboy overs... > Item Details
Fine Silver Civil War Presentation Watch to Louis R. Vandegrift, Sergeant Co. B., 118th P.V., Antietam,
Lot # 228 - Fine Silver Civil War Presentation Watch to Louis R. Vandegrift, Sergeant Co. B., 118th P.V., Antietam,
American, ca 1902. An Elgin hunting case silver presentation pocket watch, Serial #9,692,018, 18 size. No silver marks. The interior of the case is engraved Louis R. Vandegrift / Sergeant Co. B. 118th P.V. / Antietam / Shepherdst'n; Fredericksb'g / Chancellorsv'le; Gettysb'g / Wilderness; Spottsylva... > Item Details
Impressive Tintype of a Cowboy Armed with M 1873 Winchester Rifle,
Lot # 698 - Impressive Tintype of a Cowboy Armed with M 1873 Winchester Rifle,
nearly half plate sized, 3.5" x 4.75". A fine portrait of this Westerner, armed with a rifle, pistol and bowie knife. A skinned raccoon lies at his feet. Exceptional clarity. > Item Details
Autographed Cabinet Card Photograph of Texas Jack Omohundro,
Lot # 779 - Autographed Cabinet Card Photograph of Texas Jack Omohundro,
with imprint of Gurney and Sons, New York on recto. Boldly autographed To W.P. H. Court, Yours Truly IM Texas Jack 1873. A fine, close portrait, taken while Jack was performing The Scouts of the Prairies in New York with Buffalo Bill Cody, and Ned Buntline in 1872-73. > Item Details
American Indian Drawings by Barron Brown,
Lot # 346 - American Indian Drawings by Barron Brown,
lot of nine portraits of American Indians plus George Custer, in various mediums, signed or initialed by Barron Brown. The lot features depictions of the following sitters, as identified in the drawings: Chief Joseph-Nez Perces, watercolor, acrylic, and gouache, from a work by E.A. Burbank; Crow Gho... > Item Details
S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Minnicoujou Sioux Chiefs,
Lot # 609 - S.J. Morrow Stereoview of Minnicoujou Sioux Chiefs,
portrait of two Sioux chiefs from S.J. Morrow's series The Great North-West, with 142 Minnecoujeaux Chiefs, Sioux Nation handwritten below image and Morrow's Yankton, Dakota imprint on recto. > Item Details
Four Stagecoach Way Bills from the California Goldfields,
Lot # 559 - Four Stagecoach Way Bills from the California Goldfields,
three from the California and Oregon Stage Company/Line. Marysville to Sacramento dated 2 July 1866; Yreka to Marysville dated 21 Aug. 1866; and Marysville to Sacramento dated 27 July 1867. Listings of passengers and freight taken on at various stops along the routes. Fourth is Moore's Flat and Eur... > Item Details
Nine Nevada Territory Transportation-Related  Billheads,
Lot # 520 - Nine Nevada Territory Transportation-Related Billheads,
including J. & J. Raycraft, Livery and Feed Stables, Carson, 1891; William Harr, Blacksmith and Wagon Maker, Gold Hill, 1888; John Randall, Blacksmith and Wagon Maker, Gold Hill, 1878, illustration of horse with blanket; A.G. Clarke, Blacksmith and Wagon Maker, Eureka (NV), 1875; Eureka Forwarding C... > Item Details
J.H. Grabill Boudoir Photograph Autographed by Little Big Horn Survivor Capt. Thomas McDougall,
Lot # 376 - J.H. Grabill Boudoir Photograph Autographed by Little Big Horn Survivor Capt. Thomas McDougall,
with Grabill's Sturgis, D.T. address, and identified in the negative 154. Ox Teams in Wyoming. Boldly autographed on verso. Captain McDougal, 7th Cavalry. McDougal (1845-1909) was with Custer on both the Yellowstone and Black Hills Expeditions, and with Reno at the Hilltop fight at the Little Bigh... > Item Details
Daguerreotype of an Armed '49er Bound for the Gold Fields,
Lot # 576 - Daguerreotype of an Armed '49er Bound for the Gold Fields,
a fine daguerreotype portrait of Close showing his pistol to the camera, in a half leather case, identified on verso with an inked paper label, and behind image in pencil M.T. Close when he started for California 1849. Sixth plate. Resealed, plate not cleaned, with a couple of mat burns and severa... > Item Details
Four War of 1812 Letters from Ohio with Great Content,
Lot # 82 - Four War of 1812 Letters from Ohio with Great Content,
Timothy E. Danielson. 3 ALsS to Samuel P. Hildreth, 1812.In July 1812, Lieut. T.E. Danielson raised a company of volunteers in Marietta, Ohio, for military service in the War of 1812, leading his men through a long march to the upper Ohio Country. During his service, he wrote these three letters t... > Item Details
King Hostick Photographs of Abraham Lincoln,
Lot # 31 - King Hostick Photographs of Abraham Lincoln,
fine lot of two silver gelatin portraits of Abraham Lincoln, printed from negatives owned by King V. Hostick at the Herbert Georg Studio, Springfield, IL, in the 1950s, from the original negatives by Alexander Hesler, taken at Springfield, IL, June 3, 1860, [Ostendorf, O-26 and O-27]; both 10.25" x ... > Item Details
Five Civil War Stereoviews of Outdoor Scenes,
Lot # 182 - Five Civil War Stereoviews of Outdoor Scenes,
4 orange mounts from the The War for the Union series and 1 yellow mount from War Views, all wartime commercial endeavors published by Anthony. The orange views are No. 2507, Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va., No. 2727, Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., No. 3180, C.S. Soldier killed in the trenches at th... > Item Details
H.G. Klenze, <i>Fire Cloud</i> Cabinet Card,
Lot # 645 - H.G. Klenze, Fire Cloud Cabinet Card,
studio portrait of the Brule Sioux Fire Cloud, with his name printed below image, and the photographer's imprint on verso H.G. Klenze, Successor to Barry / Photographer, Bismarck and Standing Rock, D.T. / Fort Assinniboine, M.T. Photographs of Noted Indian Chiefs. Views of Western Scenery. > Item Details
US Military Academy Class of 1879 Album,
Lot # 751 - US Military Academy Class of 1879 Album,
a massive 13.75” x 18” leather bound album containing 168 cabinet cards, each 4.5” x 6.5” with fancy gilded imprint of G.W. Pach & Bros., New York. The front board is further inscribed with the name E.P. Pendleton, certainly Cadet Edwin Palmer Pendleton (22) ’79. The index page is blank but the fir... > Item Details
Indian Agent for the Navajo Orders Silver, 1879,
Lot # 359 - Indian Agent for the Navajo Orders Silver, 1879,
1p, 7.5" x 9.75", Navajo Indian Agency, 14 Nov. 1879. On United States Indian Service letterhead. To W. W. Griffin, at the 1st Nat. Bank in Santa Fe, NM. Regarding a Silver acct. Signed by Galen Eastman, U.S. Indian Agt. It is not clear what this account is, but in his annual reports to the Secretar... > Item Details
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