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Auctioneer Van Donsler Auction 641-842-3055
Auction Date Jun 16 Auction
404 W Pleasant
Knoxville, IA
Time 10:00AM
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First Western Auction

2 BIG Sessions


Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Sunday, June 17th, 2018 A 1:00 PM

The Event Center

404 W Pleasant St., Knoxville, IA

Directions: from Highway 14, Go East 3 Blocks on Pleasant St. to Auction Site!

Sale Conducted By: First Western Auction

Auctioneer: Ed Mast

Two fine estates plus balance of Museum Americana and other American Indian artifacts—Antique Guns (black powder only)—Cowboy and Old West primitives and collectibles—Rare coin collection—Important Oil painting & prints—Taxidermy—Bronze Statuary, Plus more—a partial list is as follows:

INDIAN ART & ARTIFACTS: 7ft Wooden Cigar Store Indian; Large American Buffalo head mount;Sioux beaded dress on elk hide; 3 old beaded pipe bags; beaded document bag; large collection - flint points from 2000 years old to modern day up to 22” long including Clovis, Dalton, Cumberland, Graham Cave, Dixon, and other types: Stone axes small to large in various types; pottery from Quapaw and Caddo era; Banner stones; slate bird stones; peace medals; rawhide covered beaded saddle (crow) with matching beaded bridle; prints collection by Black Bear Bosin, Don Griffith, and Johnny Yellow Hair; Large and smaller Hopewell type idols and pipes; Apache basket; Navajo rugs, Pair beaded leggings; several displays of old - flint points; Beaver Chiefs’ hat with trade silver.

PRIMITIVES & TAXIDERMY: Collection of wooden duck decoys; large Duke #15 bear trap; Large elk head mount; Caribou head mount; Bear skin rug; Bobcat; Several raccoons; Wolverine; Buffalo shoulder head mount; Large deer head mounts; 2 raccoons in canoe; Squirrel in canoe; Walnut kitchen clock; Sporting goods prints in frames; Marlin, Winchester etc.; Glass minnow trap; Longhorn horns; Steer hides; Bronco Buster belt; old stagecoach trunk; Bowie knife and sword collection; hand-carved wooden bowls; oil and gas memorabilia both old and newer; Cast iron banks & toys; spring wagon seat; Oak Jim Beam whiskey barrel.

BRONZE STATUARY: Several children sculptures including Boy on slide fountain; Showgirl with hat & purse; Boy karate  ghter; Boy with water jugs; Boy swinging on rope; Girl on swing with squirrel; Boy with boxing gloves; 2 kids on water tub fountain; Large cowboy on bucking bronco; Arizona cowboy Rhino on walnut block by Gary Price; Bronze outlaw stamped Frederic Remington.

ART: Old Western landscape paintings on canvas; old portrait paintings on canvas; prints in frames by wildlife artists, Terry Redlin, Bev Doolittle, Judy Larson, G. Harvey, Tim Cox, Don Griffith, Black Bear Bosin and others.

FURNITURE & DECORATOR: Round oak table with 6 pattern-back chairs with matching hutch; Oak 3 drawer chest; lamp tables; mission oak library table; Queen Anne wingback chair; Sofa table; Oak swivel office chair; leaded glass lamps; Pair of leaded glass windows; 5 door bookcase; pair leather covered chairs.

ANTIQUE GUNS: Winchester MDL 1876-45-75; Winchester MDL 1873-44-40; Winchester MDL 1886’s in various calibers; Colt MDL 1873 single action army 45cal; MDL 1860 Henry 4 digit serial number; engraved brass frame; engraving pictured in book with fancy wood; 10ga ITHACA coach gun marked Wells Fargo & Co., plus other collectible guns.


Complete set of Morgan silver dollars including rare 1893S; Nice selection graded Morgan and Peace dollars; over 300 Morgan dollars to be sold in larger lots; over 100 peace dollars; Carson City dollars including rare 1889 & 93 rarest dates; Over 300 American Eagle silver dollars; over 300 mercury dimes; over 100 walking Liberty Halves; Complete set Peace dollars; Complete set Ike dollars; 1909 S VDB Lincoln cents; Complete set Lincoln Cents; Complete set Franklin halves; 1932D. Washington Quarter; 1985 O & S Morgan dollars; Indian head cents;over 100 silver buffalo rounds; 100oz silver bar; Buffalo nickels. GOLD: $2½ Indians, $1 Liberty gold; $5 Liberty and Indians; $10 Liberty & Indians; US $20 Liberty gold; $20 St. Gaudens; $50 gold Eagle; $50 buffalo gold. CURRENCY: $500 and $1000 bills; $5 Indian chief silver cert; 1899 $2 educational note; 1907 $5 Wood cutter note; $2 White House note; 1891 Stanton $1 US note; 1899 Black eagle; 1913 Federal reserve note; $1 Blue seal blanket size silver cert. Confederate money; plus more!

JEWELRY: Ladies 18k Rolex President with diamond dial; Several antique pocket watches; 14k chain and bezel with US $20 St. Gaudens; Elgin BW Raymond 21J Railroad watch; Platinum ring with 3ct marquis sapphire in diamond mount; 14k chain & bezel with $10 Liberty gold coin; 18k ring with 25ct aquamarine; 18k ring with $2½ Indian gold coin; 14k ear studs with 2-1ct princess cut diamond solitaires; Nice collection fashion rings with diamond and blue topaz, emerald, rubies, sapphires, amethyst, opals and more; 14k bracelet with 6cts diamonds; 14k ring with 2ct diamond solitaire; 14k ring with 5ct ruby solitaire; 14k ring with large Opal; 14k ring with 5ct tanzanite; 14k ring with 6ct citrine. This is very nice collection of very nice high quality diamond gemstones--GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC!

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