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Auction : The American Sale. Clearwater, Florida FL

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Blackwell Auctions

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5251 110th Ave. N Suite 118, Clearwater, Florida, 33760. USA. tel: 727-546-0200

Date:
13th Aug, 2022
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An outstanding collection of historical items, firearms, key sports cards and memorabilia, fine art and much more, all related to the American experience from the 18th century to today. Key items include: A sterling silver playing card box from J.P. Morgans yacht, Corsair, with an enamel painting of the 1899 Americas Cup race on the lid. A selection of high-end sports cards, including a 1957 Topps Bill Russell rookie card. Antique and modern American-made firearms, including Colt, Smith & Wesson, Kimber, Springfield, Remington, Ruger and many more. Several WWII-era military recruiting posters, including the iconic Uncle Sam I Want You and many other scarce issues. Signatures of many U.S. presidents, as well as other presidential items. Civil War related items, including hard-to-find books. PLEASE NOTE OUR TERMS REGARDING INVOICES, PAYMENTS AND SHIPPING. When you register to bid, you agree to our terms. This auction is open for in-house bidding. Online bidding available through our app, Bidsquare, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, and HiBid. Phone bids (greater of $100 or posted opening bid) and absentee bids accepted -- form is on our website. HiBid, app, in-person, phone and absentee bidders pay the lowest buyer premium of 17%. Not local? No problem we can ship some items worldwide and provide you with a list of shippers for the other items.

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JP MORGAN Sterling Playing Card Case

Rare sterling silver playing card case from the Corsair III, J.P. Morgan's steam yacht from 1898 to 1930. Inlaid into the lid is...

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1920s JEWELER'S Hanging Sign, Rochester NY

Double-sided, pocket-watch-shaped metal retail store sign from Rochester jeweler L.M. Campbell. Handpainted. Measures 31" high....

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WWII BOMBER JACKET 333rd Bomb Squadron

Beautifully hand painted bomber jacket (size 36) with a painting of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress on the back along with...

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Oil on board painting by Christopher Still

Oil on board painting by Christopher Still (American, 20th) depicting palms along path. Signed and dated 1994. Titled "Beach...

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Sports Card: 1957 BILL RUSSELL Rookie

Monumentally important basketball rookie card of the NBA's biggest winner, Bill Russell. 1957 Topps #77. One of several key...

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UNCLE SAM, James Montgomery Flagg, WWII Poster

James Montgomery Flagg designed WWII US Army Poster. Circa 1940s. "I Want You" with the iconic portrait of Uncle Sam. Measures...

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THOMAS NAST, Signed Photo Presentation

Framed presentation piece consisting of a hand signed and dated cabinet card photograph of Thomas Nast, as well as a cut...

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Comic: Captain Marvel Adventures Vol 1 #19 1943

Comic Book, Captain Marvel Adventures Vol. 1 #19, published 1943, written by Otto Binder, cover artists Marc Swayze, good...

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1891-S US Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin

1891S $20 Double Eagle Liberty Head gold coin. shipping info This item can be shipped in-house.

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1890s PRINCETON Tigers Football Team Photo

Antique photograph of the Princeton Tigers team, circa 1890s. Framed to about 19-1/2" x 23-1/2". Sight size about 11" x 15-1/2"....

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Columbia Graphophone, Cylinder Player

Phonograph Cylinder Player, circa turn of the century, made by The Columbia Graphophone Company. Oak case with original horn....

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DR. SEUSS, Limited Edition Print

Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) (American, 1904-1991), "Hop on Pop," pencil titled and limited (513/1500) in the lower margin. Offset...

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Scarce OLDSMOBILE 54" 2-Sided Metal Sign

Vintage dated 1953 double-sided Oldsmobile Service dealer sign. Measures about 54" diameter. shipping info This item will need to...

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GENERAL WESTMORELAND Ivory Carving

Ivory elephant bridge carving, originally presented to Gen. William Westmoreland -- commander of the U.S. forces in Vietnam -- by...

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THOMAS WILLIS, Schooner Painting

Thomas Willis (American/Dutch, 1850-1925) mixed media (paint and silk) painting on canvas. Signed LR. Overall size of the...

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Vintage SAVAGE Firearms Advertising Banner

Scarce circa 1940s Savage - Stevens - Fox Shotguns and Rifles fringed banner. Measures 28-1/2" wide. shipping info This item can...

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Empress CONCERT GRAND Music Box

Top of the line at the time, made originally by Lyon & Healy. Comes with base cabinet. Measures 29" wide, 22" deep and 14" high....

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COLT Single Action Army .32-20 Revolver

Colt SAA in .32 WCF, matching serial 145750, dating it to 1892. Loading gate assembly number 409. 4-3/4" barrel. This item can be...

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JEFFERSON DAVIS Autograph

Card signed by the only President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis (1808-1889). Includes envelope hand-addressed by...

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Folk Art Carved Hardwood Bust, African American

Folk art carved bust of an African American man, likely from a Florida cypress stump. 18" tall. Circa early to mid-20th century....

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Kemble UNCLE REMUS Signed Etching

Uncle Remus artist proof by Edward W. Kemble (American, 1861-1933). Measures 13" x 9-3/8". Pencil signed lower right. Signed 1991...

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WINSLOW HOMER, Sunday Morning in Old Virginia

Photogravure after Winslow Homer's Sunday Morning in Old Virginia. Engraved by Goupil & Co., Paris and published by D. Appleton &...

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Book Uncle Toms Cabin by STOWE, 3rd Ed. 1852

Hardcover book Uncle Toms Cabin; or Negro Life in the United States of America, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, third edition with...

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1860 Book Impending Crisis of the South by HELPER

Hardcover book The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It by Hinton Rowan Helper, or North Carolina, A. B. Burdick, New...

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US Navy HAMILTON CHRONOMETER Mod 22

Hamilton Model 22 Chronometer watch by the Hamilton Watch Co. of Lancaster, Penn. Includes rare "Correct Time" foil card inside...

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CHRISTOPHER STILL, O/B, Dog

Oil on board painting by Christopher Still (American, 20th) depicting a sleeping dog. Circa 1995. Titled "Gator, A Florida Cur...

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NAVAJO Vintage Sterling Belt Buckle

Signed "J. Tom" on back. Inlaid with turquoise and coral. Measures about 3-3/8" x 2-1/4" and weighs 83 grams. shipping info This...

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1898 US Customs Peace Jubliee Medal Ribbon

Rare Spanish American War, US Customs Peace Jubilee ribbon, dated Philadelphia October 25 - 27 1898. Ribbon measures approx. 10"...

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Lot 29
 
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Antique JB COLT Gas Light Fixture

Acetylene light fixture by James Bennett Colt, brother of firearms maker Samuel Colt. Measures about 14" high overall, including...

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1851 COLT NAVY Single Action Pistol

Original Colt .36 Navy revolver with second model square back trigger guard, mixed serial numbers, but nearly all date to first...

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SMITH & WESSON Mod. 1-1/2, 2nd Issue

Circa 1880s S&W Model 1-1/2 .32 rimfire revolver. Nickel plated and engraved. Serial # 95140. Natural grips. shipping info This...

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Lot 32
 
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MOORE'S "Teat Fire" 1864 Civil War Revolver

Moore's Patent .32 Teat Fire pistol. Serial #6906. Manufactured from 1864-1870. Cylinder is marked "D. Williamson's Patent...

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Lot 33
 
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COLT WALKER 1847 Black Powder .44

High-quality Italian-made (ASM) Walker Colt reproduction revolver. Fully functional. shipping info This item can be shipped...

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Lot 34
 
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FRED KABOTIE, Original Gouache, Buffalo Dance

Original gouache painting on paper by Fred Kabotie (Hopi, 1900-1985), depicting a Buffalo Dance. Signed "F. Kabotie" at lower...

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Lot 35
 
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Sports Card: 1951 Berk Ross JOE DIMAGGIO

One of the key cards in the 1951 Berk Ross set. No. 2-5. shipping info This item can be shipped in-house.

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Lot 36
 
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Sports Card: 1951 Berk Ross STAN MUSIAL

One of the key cards in the 1951 Berk Ross set. No. 2-1. shipping info This item can be shipped in-house.

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19th C Sloop Poster, Roslyn & New York

Poster promoting passage and freight to be hired on to "The Sloop Ruth T. Hicks" dated February 4th, 1852. The ship was captained...

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Vintage Native American MEDICINE BAG

Old leather and tanned wolf or coyote head American Indian medicine bag or pouch. Beaded shield design in center of animal's...

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Arrowhead: Graham Cave Spear Head

Found in Montgomery County, Missouri. Apparently rare multicolored Burlington chert. 4-1/2" long. One of several lots from the...

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Arrowheads: (4) Cahokia Mounds Mississippian

Four Mississippian type points purported to have been found at Cahokia Mounds in the 1960s, mound #7. "These are some of the...

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Arrowheads: (2) Boone County Spear Points

Measure 5-1/2" and 5" long. One of several lots from the same estate collection. shipping info This item can be shipped in-house.

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Arrowheads: (20) Pieces from Estate Collection

20 mostly unidentified Indian points from an estate collection. Longest piece is about 4-1/2" long. shipping info This item can...

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Lot 43
 
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Arrowheads: (18) Pieces from Estate Collection

18 mostly unidentified Indian points from an estate collection, some labeled with Missouri origins. Longest piece is about 4"...

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Lot 44
 
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JESSE HUMMINGBIRD, (2) Feather Masks

Two Native American feather masks by Jesse T. Hummingbird, interpreted from his Cherokee heritage. Both framed and signed verso....

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Lot 45
 
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Federal Bullseye Wall Mirror w Eagle

Antique early gilt carved Federal mirror. Measures about 34" high, mirror about 15" diameter. shipping info This item will need...

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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY, Oil Portrait, Attrib.

Oil on mirror portrait in a Christy Girl style. Label verso attributes painting to Howard Chandler Christy, stating that the...

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Lot 47
 
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SPIDER MAN 1960s Tin Litho Friction Car

Scarce 1968 Spiderman friction car. Hard to find in any condition. shipping info This item can be shipped in-house.

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Lot 48
 
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NYPD 14k Gold & Diamond Retirement Ring

Man's vintage 14k (tested) yellow gold ring, with New York City Police Department badge (#1392). Diamond set in center. Weighs...

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Lot 49
 
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1925 LAPD Badge #7 plus 14k Gold Retirement Shield

Incredibly rare, original Los Angeles Police Department badge #7, worn by Hollywood Police Division Lieutenant H.B. "Jack"...

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CONSTABLE Badge Louisville Kentucky 1910

Early 1900s badge from Jefferson County, Kentucky (now Louisville). Measures just under 2-1/2" high. shipping info This item can...

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ELI WHITNEY Percussion Rifle Lock 1830s

From M1816/1822 musket conversion from flintlock. Dated 1835. Measures about 6-5/8" long. shipping info This item can be shipped...

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Lot 52
 
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TOM WOODBURN, Uncle Sam Poster, WWII

Lt. Colonel Tom Woodburn WWII US Army Air Corps Poster. Circa 1940s. "Enlist Now" with American bald eagle and Uncle Sam....

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TOM WOODBURN, US Army Air Corps Poster, WWII

Lt. Colonel Tom Woodburn WWII US Army Air Corps Poster. Circa 1940s. "Keep 'Em Flying" with American flag and planes. Measures...

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TOM WOODBURN, US Army Air Corps Poster, WWII

Lt. Colonel Tom Woodburn WWII US Army Air Corps Poster. Circa 1940s. "At Home & Abroad" with American bald eagle and soldier....

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WWII Era US Army Recruitment Poster

"YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU NOW" Army enlistment poster, circa 1940s. Poster measures 38" x 25". shipping info This item can be...

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Lot 56
 
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JOHN PAUL JONES Miniature Portrait

Miniature hand-painted portrait on panel (presumed to be natural material) of Captain Jones or Revolutionary War fame. Measures...

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Lot 57
 
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1777 Pennsylvania Land Indenture

Handwritten indenture on vellum, dated June 6, 1777. Measures 19" x 24" overall, including frame. What's historically significant...

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Lot 58
 
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2 SOUTHERN COIN Silver Mint Julep Cups

Each marked "T. Gray" for Thomas Gray of Lexington, Kentucky. Also has winged eagle mark. Circa early 1800s, possibly 1830s. Each...

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Lot 59
 
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Vintage IROQUOIS BEVERAGE Advertising Sign

Relief metal beer sign with Indian chief profile and "1842" with remnant of original foil label "Iroquois Beverage Corporation,...

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Lot 60
 
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Signal Cannon, 1976 Navy Commemorative

Signal or salute cannon, measuring about 17-1/4" long overall, with a 7/8" diameter bore. Stamped on back, "Commemorative 12P...

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Lot 61
 
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Buffalo NY Whiskey Jug 19C Stoneware

Two-gallon stoneware jug with blue glaze. Stenciled "C. Person's Sons, Buffalo, NY." Measures about 14" high. shipping info This...

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Lot 62
 
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DANIEL HUNTINGTON, O/C Portrait

Oil on canvas portrait painting by Hudson River School artist Daniel Huntington (American, 1816-1906). Attributed verso along...

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Lot 63
 
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1950s-60s World Series Yankees Tickets

Collection of ten (10) World Series Tickets, dates 1955 (2), 1957 (2), 1961 2), (1962 (2), 1963 (2), good condition, general wear...

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Lot 64
 
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1960s-70s World Series Yankees Mets Tickets

Collection of nineteen (19) World Series Tickets with Yankees, Mets, Orioles, Tigers, ticket dates 1964 (2), 1966 (2), 1968 (3),...

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Lot 65
 
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19C Ship Captain Tambour Desk, Chinese Export

Mid 19th century ship captain's lap or writing desk. Measures about 18" wide and 15" deep. Brass strapped edges. shipping info...

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Lot 66
 
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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE Coin Op Kiddie Ride

1960s-70s coin-operated child's ride, mechanically restored, with realistic Indian motorcycle on metal stand. Glass front and...

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Lot 67
 
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Vintage DR PEPPER Green Picnic Cooler

Scarce mid-20th century Drink Dr. Pepper green cooler. Measures 9" x 18" x 14" high. shipping info This item will need to be...

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Lot 68
 
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Victorian Walking Stick Umbrella Cabinet

Has Alex Revell metal plaque on front. 70 holes for canes or umbrellas (or golf clubs). Original glass panels. Measures 48-1/2"...

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Lot 69
 
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Victorian Walking Stick Umbrella Cabinet

72 holes for canes or umbrellas (or golf clubs). Original glass panels. Measures 52-1/2" high at rear, about 27" wide. Could be...

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Lot 70
 
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Vintage Lead Mechanical GOLFER Toy

Early 20th century metal mechanical golf figure -- would have made for a fun variation of marbles. Controlled by a cable release,...

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Lot 71
 
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USMC General Ray Davis, Medal of Honor

"The Story of Ray Davis," hand-signed on endpaper, "Thanks for joining our Bush election team, Ray Davis, General, USMC...

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Lot 72
 
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1910 PINEHURST CC Sterling Silver Golf Trophy

Consolation President's Cup from Pinehurst Country Club's Spring Tournament, March 12, 1910. Gorham mark on bottom. Measures...

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Lot 73
 
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Mechanical Bank: LION & TWO MONKEYS, 1883

Kyser & Rex cast iron bank, dated 1883. About 9-1/2" high. Place a coin in the monkey's hand and press the lever at the base of...

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Lot 74
 
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1960s RAWLINGS Advertising Banner

Rawlings sports equipment advertising banner, likely 1950s-60s. Measures about 39" x 28" not including hanger rope. shipping info...

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1950s LOUISVILLE SLUGGER Advertising Banner

Vintage advertising banner for the baseball bat maker Hillerich & Bradsby. Measures about 21" x 27". Bat barrel has Ted Williams'...

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Lot 76
 
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Sports Card: 1972 ROBERTO CLEMENTE

1972 Topps #309, baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. One of several important sports card lots in today's sale. shipping...

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TED WILLIAMS Signed Baseball JSA

American League baseball hand-signed by Hall of Fame great Ted Williams. Authenticated by JSA, #Z91857. shipping info This item...

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JOE DIMAGGIO Signed Baseball JSA

American League baseball hand-signed by HOF legend Joe DiMaggio. Authenticated by JSA, #Z91858. shipping info This item can be...

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Lot 79
 
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SANDY KOUFAX Signed Baseball

Unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic, without reservation or time limit. (If PSA/DNA or JSA finds the signature not to be...

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Lot 80
 
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MANTLE MAYS SNIDER Signed Baseball JSA

National League baseball hand-signed by three legends of the game, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Duke Snider. Authenticated by...

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Comic: SILVER SURFER 1970 Bound Volume

Hardcover bound 1970 Silver Surfer issues 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Includes issues with Spider Man, Mephisto, Human Torch...

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Lot 82
 
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Comic: IRON MAN, Fourth Appearance

Marvel Comic book, Tales of Suspense, volume 1, #42, featuring iconic Silver Age Iron Man cover, written by Stan Lee and Robert...

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Lot 83
 
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CAPTAIN AMERICA Drug Company Poster

During that awkward era when they weren't making box-office billions, Marvel wasn't picky about lending their superheroes to...

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Lot 84
 
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TIFFANY & CO Sterling Pill Box, 1880s

Circa 1880s Tiffany sterling silver screw top pill box with enamel accents (possibly added later). Raised butterfly motif on...

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Lot 85
 
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Mechanical Bank: WILLIAM TELL, Stevens 1890s

Original 1890s cast iron William Tell bank by J.E. Stevens. Measures about 10-1/2" wide. shipping info This item can be shipped...

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Lot 86
 
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(5) BAKELITE JEWELRY Pieces

Five pieces of vintage and antique Bakelite. Fish pin measures about 3-1/2". shipping info This item can be shipped in-house.

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BUFFALO BILL Cody Cabinet Card

Antique Cabinet photo card of William Cody, aka Buffalo Bill. Measures 5-1/8" x 3-1/4". shipping info This item can be shipped...

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Lot 88
 
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Vintage 1950s Casino Roulette Wheel

Circa 1950 wood mounted chrome casino (not consumer) roulette wheel, measuring 32" diameter. shipping info This item will need to...

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Lot 89
 
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Vintage BC Wills ROULETTE Table Layout

Circa 1950 casino roulette table layout with Reno-based B.C. Wills label. Coated numbers and betting indicators. Framed in...

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Lot 90
 
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Mills SKYSCRAPER Slot Machine w Side Vendor

Working 5c Mills Sky Scraper 1930s slot machine with correct side vender. shipping info This item will need to be shipped by a...

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Lot 91
 
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1930s Hand Carved & Painted Horse Racing Sign

Hand carved and painted sign for the stables of W. A. Wickwire of Buffalo, NY, called "The Hurdles" showing his prized...

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Lot 92
 
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1930s Steeple Chase Jockey Uniform, Lucier

Well preserved jockey uniform and riding helmet from prize-winning steeplechase horse Lucier, circa 1930s. Lucier was owned by W....

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(2) ELVIS PRESLEY Sun Records 45 rpm

"Mystery Train" and "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" #223. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" and "Baby Let's Play House" #217....

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Lot 94
 
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NFL FOOTBALL Chess Set, Handmade

Vintage handpainted Studio Anne Carlton football chess set, cast metal. Colors appear to represent the Kansas City Chiefs or...

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Lot 95
 
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Reagan WHITE HOUSE Wine Stems

Set of four wine stems with etched "Airlift Operations, The White House" crests. Each measures 7-1/8" high. Boxed. Consignor was...

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Lot 96
 
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US Army Coast Artillery Recruiting Poster, WWII

U.S. Army Coast Artillery recruitment poster from WWII. "Guard Our Shores ...at home and abroad" with artwork that features...

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Lot 97
 
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TOM WOODBURN, US Army Air Corps Poster, WWII

Lt. Colonel Tom Woodburn WWII US Army Air Corps Poster. Circa 1940s. "Keep 'Em Flying" with American flag and planes. Measures...

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Lot 98
 
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TOM WOODBURN, US Army Poster, WWII

Lt. Colonel Tom Woodburn WWII US Army Poster. Circa 1940s. "Guardians of the Colors" with American flag and Soldiers. Measures...

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Lot 99
 
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WWII Era US Army Insignia Poster

United States Army recruitment poster, circa 1940s, showing the various insignia used to show rank and service. Poster measures...

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Lot 100
 
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COLT 1851 Jefferson Davis Presentation Pistol

American Historical Foundation 1851 Navy Colt single-action .36 caliber revolver, an Uberti-made replica of the pistol presented...

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