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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Federal Edifice, Early U.S. Political Cartoon,
Lot # 68 - Federal Edifice, Early U.S. Political Cartoon,
complete, original edition of the Massachusetts Centinel (Boston, MA) featuring an early political cartoon regarding ratification of the U.S. Constitution, dated 17 February, 1788. Inside page, 2" x 3" engraving of the famous Federal Edifice cartoon, one of the earliest political cartoons in U.S. Hi... > Item Details
CDV Photograph of Ned Buntline, Buffalo Bill, and Texas Jack, Plus,
Lot # 777 - CDV Photograph of Ned Buntline, Buffalo Bill, and Texas Jack, Plus,
together with a cdv of a close portrait of Buntline. Both apparently contemporary copies from the Gurney negatives taken in 1872-73 when the trio was in New York performing The Scouts of the Prairies. > Item Details
Four Rare Cloth Maps Related to the Wounded Knee Massacre,
Lot # 285 - Four Rare Cloth Maps Related to the Wounded Knee Massacre,
from the personal effects of Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger, U. S. Military Commander of the Dakotas. Printed on 30 x 35" sheet of polished cotton, dyed a brilliant blue, with white map details. Includes the following: Map of Country Comprising Forts Meade, Custer, Keogh, and McKenney, in cir... > Item Details
Contract for Freight Between Leavenworth and Fort Reno, I.T., 1877,
Lot # 484 - Contract for Freight Between Leavenworth and Fort Reno, I.T., 1877,
3pp, 8.5" x 14", docketed on 4th page by Saxton. Contract for Route No. 2, for Year ending June 30th, 1877. Agreement between Lieut. Col. Rufus Saxton, representing the U.S. Army and Edward Fenlon of Leavenworth, KS for July 1, 1876 to June 30, 1877, that Fenlon ...receive from the officer or agent ... > Item Details
General Thomas H. Ruger's Maps of Montana and the Southern Plains,
Lot # 293 - General Thomas H. Ruger's Maps of Montana and the Southern Plains,
lot of 2. First is Montana Territory, Prepared by Order of Maj. Genl. W.S. Hancock. 2nd edition, May 1875, published by Army Engineers by authority of Secretary of War. 34 x 52" linen backed. Map has Ruger's handwritten notes about everything from creek names, to mountains, roads and trails, range l... > Item Details
L.A. Huffman Signed Photograph of <i>The Honyocker</i>,
Lot # 705 - L.A. Huffman Signed Photograph of The Honyocker,
a large format photogravure of a farmer using a horse-drawn plow to work his fields, with his dog by his side, titled The Honyocker and signed by L.A. Huffman along the lower edge of the image; 8" x 12", matted and framed, 14" x 17". > 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
18th-Century Map of Virginia and Maryland, H. Moll,
Lot # 120 - 18th-Century Map of Virginia and Maryland, H. Moll,
8" x 10.75" (sight); framed and matted to 14.75" x 17.5". Cartouche upper left corner with Virginia and Maryland, by H. Moll, Geographer; probably London; scale of 30 English miles lower left. The map centers on the Chesapeake Bay and was reissued many times. Incomplete erasure and (after *432) uppe... > Item Details
Five L.A. Huffman Stereoviews of Cowboys,
Lot # 404 - Five L.A. Huffman Stereoviews of Cowboys,
on cream-colored cabinet sized mounts, one with handstamp of Young Photo Artist West Paris, Maine and stamped on front Yellowstone National Park. All are Huffman images, apparently pirated by Young; all pseudoscopic. Includes three scenes of branding, one of a chuck wagon, and one titled "roundup."... > Item Details
Poker Chips From Wyatt Earp's Dexter Saloon,
Lot # 726 - Poker Chips From Wyatt Earp's Dexter Saloon,
two octagonal poker chips, one in bone with Dexter Saloon / 25 / Nome hand-engraved on both sides and a similar chip with 50 instead of 25 and stained red. Both are matted and framed with a copy of a photograph of the main street of Nome showing a couple hundred men outside the Dexter Saloon. Also f... > Item Details
Iron Rings From the Tennessee Gallows that Hung Champ Ferguson,
Lot # 180 - Iron Rings From the Tennessee Gallows that Hung Champ Ferguson,
descended directly in the family of William Fuson Dyer, first Director of Information for the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Both of wrought iron, with pierced straps for suspending an iron ring through which the hangman's rope would pass. One meant to be attached to a beam with a metal pin,... > Item Details
Exceptionally Scarce Broadside for the Unveiling of the Custer Monument at West Point,
Lot # 383 - Exceptionally Scarce Broadside for the Unveiling of the Custer Monument at West Point,
5.5" x 9.25", on pink paper, 30 Aug. 1879. Even before its dedication, Libbie Custer hated it. Ever protective of her husband's image, she noted that the uniform was wrong - the long coat and boots were part of the undress uniform; he was depicted with a sword in one hand, pistol in the other "like ... > Item Details
F.C. Courter (1854-1947) Oil on Panel of Abraham Lincoln,
Lot # 23 - F.C. Courter (1854-1947) Oil on Panel of Abraham Lincoln,
a three-quarter, shoulder-length portrait of Lincoln wearing spectacles, signed lower right by Franklin C. Courter; oil on panel, 11.5" x 15.5", framed, 18" x 22". Based upon a photograph of Lincoln and his son, Tad, taken by Anthony Berger, Brady's Gallery, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 9, 18... > Item Details
Archive of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler Ephemera,
Lot # 783 - Archive of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler Ephemera,
lot of 18 items, most from the last year of their lives. Includes typed poetical story by Frank Butler, 3 pages 8.5" square plus additional 1" slip. A Hunter's Dream of Long Ago relates the wanderings of a hunter and his dogs after heeding "the call of Morpheus." In his dream he hunts partridge, qua... > Item Details
Salida, CO Mining Boudoir Photographs by Clark and Mellen, Plus,
Lot # 580 - Salida, CO Mining Boudoir Photographs by Clark and Mellen, Plus,
a gathering of photographs and ephemera related to B.F. Smith, a Colorado miner. The heart of this collection are 10 spectacular boudoir photographs of the tiny mining town of Monarch and one of Garfield, Colorado, taken by C. H. Clark of Salida (ca 1886). Scenes include the shaft house and dump of ... > Item Details
Two Texas Brand Registration Manuscripts and Inspection Certificate,
Lot # 441 - Two Texas Brand Registration Manuscripts and Inspection Certificate,
including certification for registered brand in Kendall County, Texas for Matthew Schwarz recorded 8 December 1868. Also certification of registered brand for Gabriela Dominguez of San Elizano, El Paso County Texas, recorded 15 Aug. 1874. And a certificate of inspection of 2 horses with no earmarks ... > Item Details
Full Plate Tintype of an Ohio Town,
Lot # 8 - Full Plate Tintype of an Ohio Town,
a ca 1888 reverse tintype of a group of men, women, and children standing in front of what appears to be a general store in the northwestern village of Montpelier, Ohio. Two printed signs posted on the fence at right advertise the Montpelier Fair Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7, 1888. An African-American woman and... > Item Details
Civil War CDV Album with Generals,
Lot # 159 - Civil War CDV Album with Generals,
4.5” x 6” leather album with pebble cover embossed The Defenders of the Union, containing 28 widely distributed commercial portraits — 9 CDV photograph copy shots and 19 lithographs/engravings — of early war Union generals. The first 16 views are identified sequentially on the index page in manuscr... > Item Details
Check Signed by John Slaughter, Texas Ranger Indian Fighter and Confederate Officer,
Lot # 394 - Check Signed by John Slaughter, Texas Ranger Indian Fighter and Confederate Officer,
3" x 8.5", San Bernardino, AZ, 8 Jan. 1913, on Bank of Douglas (AZ). To Hilario Galilondo (or Gabilondo?) for a substantial amount ($2000), possibly for land or stock. John Horton Slaughter was born in Louisiana in 1841, and joined the Texas Rangers just prior to the Civil War. In March 1862 he join... > 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
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