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Native American Henwas Figure

Native American Henwas figure. Dimensions: 14.5"h. Klamath Indians' legend states that Henwas were once breathing beings but turned to stone when the bird, Crow, laughed at them. They are unique to Klamath County. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $70.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$61
05/29/2019

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"Across The Sierra" Bronze Bas-Relief, Spero Anargyros (1915-2004)

Commemorative bronze bas relief "Across the Sierra" by Spero Anargyros (1915-2004) depicting the completion of the Trans Continental Railroad for the Crocker Citizens Bank, San Mateo, CA. Dimensions: 22' long. The piece depicts Charles Crocker as well as the first locomotive on the line, "the Governor Stanford" named for Leland Stanford as well as the high trestle at Secrettown east of Colfax. Anargyros was a classically trained well known San Francisco sculptor. His work appears at the Sacramento Capitol building, the San Francisco Hall of Justice, as well as a bust of Mayor George Moscone in the San Francisco City Hall. It is of interest to note, that Charles Crocker played a commanding role in the actual construction and operation of the Central Pacific Railroad. He oversaw most of the construction of the railroad all the way to Promontory, Utah. *Also included are assorted photographs documenting the installation of the piece by the artist as well as a letter from the artist's wife.* For shipping quote, please contact Box Brothers Sacramento at boxbrosacto@gmail.com.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$519
05/29/2019

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Topographical Sketch of the Gold & Quicksilver District of California 1848

Framed "Topographical Sketch / of the / Gold & Quicksilver District / of / California / July 25, 1848" depicting Northern California from the San Francisco area to the West, Sierra Nevada or Snowy Mountains to the East, Butte County to the North and Mission San Juan to the South. Sutter's Fort is placed in the center. Dimensions: (sight) 21.75"h x 15.5"w; (overall) 25.5"h x 19.12"w. Highly important map of the Gold Region which accompanied Col. R.B. Mason's report on the recent discovery of gold along the Sacramento River, which is generally regarded as the earliest obtainable map of the California Gold Regions based upon actual observations.This map is one of the first serious efforts at cartographic detail and accuracy in the region, which launched thousands of 49ers westward. A number of early gold strikes are shown. The first official map of the Gold Regions in California. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $50.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$153
05/29/2019

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Gold Rush Era Scale

Gold Rush era scale on wood base with single drawer. Drawer opens to weights on left front corner and small weight "squares" on left. Handwritten large label, "Gold Scales used / by Yankee Jim at / Yankee Jim". Also, old exhibition card included. Dimensions: 17.75"h x 17"w x 8.5"d. Provenance: Landis Collection, Orangevale, CA. Of note, an identical model, without the base, is on exhibit at Sutter's Fort, Sacramento. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$366
05/29/2019

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The Independent Gold Hunter, N. Currier

Framed color lithograph, "The Independent Gold Hunter on his way to California / I neither borrow nor lend". "Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier" lower left. Depicts a typical 19th c gentleman in black boots, with tools in his side pocket and gold mining tools carried on his shoulder. Appears to have a black rim on lower edge as well as left margin, not visible at upper or right margin. Dimensions: (sight) 12.75"h x 8.25"w; (overall) 19"h x 14.75"w. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $50.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$699
05/29/2019

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California Gold Diggers, Printed 1849

Framed, "The California Gold Diggers / Song and Chorus / as sung by the / Hutchinsons and Barkers". Published by S.W. Marsh & Co., Boston. Entered in the year 1849 in the District Court of Mass. This is one of the earliest published pieces of music related to the Gold Rush, Sacramento and San Francisco, "There's plenty of gold in the world we're told on the banks of the Sacramento. Heigh ho and away we go, Digging up the gold on the Francisco." Dimensions: (sight) 11.5"h x 8.5"w; (overall) 18.75"h x 16"w . Provenance: Purchased from Bill Berger, 2014. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $50.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$153
05/29/2019

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Gold Rush Era Letter Sheet "Crossing the Plains"

Framed Gold Rush era (circa 1853) letter sheet, "Crossing the Plains" attributed to George Holbrook Baker, published by Barber & Baker, Sacramento. Thirteen images, each captioned, including the emigrant train, Sioux and California Indians, Laramie Peak, Chimney Rock and others. Dimensions: (sight) 10.87"h x 8.12"w; (overall)  15"h x 12.25"w. Abreu Gallery label verso. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $45.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$793
05/29/2019

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Finely Engraved California Bear Gold Snuff Box, 39.3 grams

A finely engraved gold snuff box having floral and acanthus leaf decoration surrounding a central medallion with an image of the California bear. Below the bear image is a raised banner bearing the engraving, "E.W. to W.E.L." Hinged lid.  Dimensions: .75"h x 2.5" x 1.5". Total gross weight: 39.3 grams. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,342
05/29/2019

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Gold and Gold Quartz Match Safe

Gold match safe with front border of inlaid gold quartz and engraved monogram in center. Link affixed at side. Dimensions: 2.37"h x 1.37"w. Total gross weight: 32.4 grams. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,586
05/29/2019

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Gold Quartz Walking Stick

Gold quartz walking stick with octagonal gold stem and silver tip. Panels on stem alternated between decoratively engraved and "J.M. Watkins", "from", "his son, Carlton", "Christmas 1869." Dimensions: 36.25"l. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,782
05/29/2019

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Gold Quartz Walking Stick

Gold quartz walking stick with engraved octagonal stem and silver tip. On two separate panels, "R.F. Menner" and "From Bro. Wm." Dimensions: 35.25"l. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,286
05/29/2019

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Large Five Link Gold and Gold Quartz Watch Chain

Large five link gold and gold quartz watch chain with oval gold quartz accented locket. Links and locket bear gold quartz on both sides. Dimensions: (chain length) 14.25"l; (locket) 1.37" x 1". Total gross weight: 97.3 grams. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,928
05/29/2019

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Gold Quartz Watch Chain and Coin Fob

Gold quartz five link watch chain with 1915 U.S. gold $10 coin inset in 14k surround (marked 14k). Links bear gold quartz on both sides. Dimensions: (chain length) 14"l; (coin surround) 1.5" diameter. Total gross weight: 68.6 grams. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,159
05/29/2019

15

"Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire", Vol I & II, Bayard Taylor 1850

"Eldorado, or Adventure in the Path of Empire", Volumes I & II by Bayard Taylor, New York: George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway. London: Richard Bentley. 1850. Having color illustrations including San Francisco, Monterey, and Portsmouth Square, San Francisco. Also includes a handwritten letter, dated March 21, 1854 from Bayard Taylor regarding an upcoming lecture in Portsmouth. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$153
05/29/2019

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"California on Stone", Harry Peters, 1935

Slip cased, "California on Stone", by Harry T. Peters, Doubleday, Doran & Co. Publisher, Garden City, N.Y., 1935. First Edition. Numerous plates reproducing lithographs of California. Beveled edges, jacket, slipcase. Provenance: PBA Galleries, Sale 400, Lot 150. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$102
05/29/2019

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Chase & Bachelder's American Museum of Art Woodblock

Framed Chase & Bachelder's American Museum of Art woodblock poster, Stafford & Co., Nottingham announcing the opening of a new museum in England.  An allegorical figure of Lady Liberty leads trains, covered wagons, coaches and prospectors across America. The image is based on the 1872 painting, American Progress by John Gast. Shortly after the painting was created, George Crofutt made a chromolithograph of the image which was widely circulated. To sell his print, he described the image as follows: "a diaphanously and precariously clad America floats westward through the air with the 'Star of Empire' on her forehead. She has left the cities of the East behind and the wide Mississippi, and still her course is Westward. In her right hand she carries a school book testimonial of the national enlightenment, while with her left, she trails the slender wires of the telegraph that will bind the nation. Fleeing her approach are Indians, buffalo, wild horses, bears and other game, disappearing into the storm and waves of the Pacific coast. They flee the wondrous vision-the star is too much for them." Dimensions: (sight) 36.75"h x 27"w; (overall) 39.12"h x 29.5"w. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $175.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$305
05/29/2019

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Sacramento Southern Pacific Railroad

Framed photo print of Sacramento Southern Pacific Railroad. Printed on mat, "McCurry Foto". Dimensions: (sight) 7.75"h x 9.75"w; (overall) 14.5"h x 16.25"w. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $45.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$183
05/29/2019

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The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Promotional Print

Framed promotional print, "Scenes Along the Line of / The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad". Copyright 1899 by Detroit Photographic Co. Denver & Rio Grande RR stamp lower left. Dimensions: (sight) 19.75"h x 23.5"w; (overall) 27.75"h x 30.75"w. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $105.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$336
05/29/2019

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19th Century Painting of Sutter's Fort

Oval framed concave 19th century painting depicting Sutter's Fort. Appears to be unsigned. Verso, the convex side of the painting is screwed to back of frame. Bears partial label verso, "Trademark / Patented August 31, 1880." Unsure of the medium but appears to be oil on pressed dense paper. Dimensions: (sight) 6.62"h x 8.62"w; (overall) 11.25"h x 13.25"w. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $45.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$366
05/29/2019

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Painting, Wallace Sawyer (1868-1945), View of China Slough, Sacramento

Framed oil on canvas depicting Sutter's Slough or China Lake, Sacramento (just north of 4th Street) by Wallace Sawyer (1868-1945). Signed lower right, "Sawyer / 89". Dimensions: (sight) 9.37"h x 13"w; (overall) 15.75"h x 19.5"w. Southern Pacific filled in this area around 1890. Sawyer was known as a landscape painter who was also an assistant to Wm F Jackson at the Crocker Art Gallery. He exhibited at the California State Fair in 1892 and had a solo exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum in 1938. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $50.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$671
05/29/2019

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W.T. Garratt & Co. Bronze Ship's Bell

W.T. Garratt & Co. bronze ship's bell mounted on wood base. At top of bell, "W.T. Garratt & Co. / S.F. CAL." Dimensions: (without wood base) 12"h. Provenance: Whaling Station in Monterey, CA (1951-1960) thence by family descent. W.T. Garratt & Co was a brass and bell foundry in San Francisco at the corner of  Fremont and Natoma Streets. It was established in 1850. For shipping quote, please contact Box Brothers Sacramento at boxbrosacto@gmail.com. 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,540
05/29/2019

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N. Curry S.F. Agent Marked Derringer

Agent marked, (Peanut style) Philadelphia Deringer.  Lock and breech are marked, "DERINGER/PHILADELA", barrel marked, "N.CURRY & BR/ SAN FRANC CAL/ AGENTS." Cased. Dimensions: barrel 1 5/6 inches, overall 4  1/4 inches.  Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement insurance.

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,651
05/29/2019

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U.S. Sharps 1859 Percussion Rifle

This is a completely original Sharps "New Model" percussion rifle, in very good condition, complete with bayonet lug for a saber bayonet. It retains a lot of original finish and is serial numbered 41522, which dates it to 1861 or earlier. It has an iron matchbox, which is still filled with original grease that has solidified. This is as clean and untouched a Civil War Sharps rifle as can be found. Dimensions: 47" l; .54 caliber. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,175
05/29/2019

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U.S. Sharps 1863 New Model Percussion Rifle

An 1863 Sharps percussion New Model carbine in .54 caliber. Smooth brown finish to steel. Forend appears to be a period replacement with an unusual iron fitting. Action has a broken mainspring. Dimensions: 39.5" l. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,207
05/29/2019

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Winchester Model 1873 Carbine

Winchester model 1873 carbine. No visible markings present. Dimensions: 38 3/4" inches long overall. The barrel is 19 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,143
05/29/2019

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Colt New Line Revolver

Colt New Line revolver in .38 caliber, in original nickel plate. A very fine larger caliber Colt New Line revolver in original nickel, with fine wooden grips. Dimensions: 5.75"l overall. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$349
05/29/2019

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Marlin Pocket Revolver

Marlin pocket revolver in .32 caliber, nickel plated. A Marlin pocket revolver in .32 caliber with "MFA" hard rubber grips, "XXX Standard" of 1878. 5 shot revolver, nickel plated, birds head grips. Dimensions: 7.5"l overall. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$222
05/29/2019

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1908 San Francisco Mug Book

Mug Book: San Francisco Police Department, August 23, 1908 through April 23, 1909.  130 unnumbered pages, 232 announcements and reward posters, mostly half sheets and postcards, but including 25 full-page printed circulars, and 35 with tipped-in photographs.

Circulars arrived from Benicia, Berkley, Crockett, FairField, Hayward, Los Angeles, Madera, Martinez, Merced, Modesto, Napa, Oakland, Pasadena, Re Bluff, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Andreas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Quentin, Santa Rosa, Selma, Stockton, Vallejo, Visalia, and Watsonville.

Most announced petty crimes, with rewards ranging from $5 to $200, with a $20 gold double eagle being common. Charges are: Assault to commit murder, burglary, desertion, dynamiting a home in Crockett, embezzlement, escaping jail, escaping mental hospital, forgery, grand larceny, highway robbery, kidnapping, missing man, murder, passing fictitious checks, robbery, runway boy, stealing horses, cattle, and buggies, safe cracking, and seduction, "a felony." 

What a slice of life they present! On the loss of 8 suits from a cleaners: "We suspect 2 to 4 young hobos, who may be wearing some of the clothes." Desertion: "Left here with a woman." Passing Fictitious Checks: "This man will be found around dance halls and houses of ill-fame." Similar: He "is heavy drinker and will be found drunk. Please pay attention to drunk men." Burglary: "Frequents pool rooms and bowling alleys. Is a dice shaker." Robbery: Owner fired a cheap .22 caliber revolver though a glass door at the robber 5 inches away." As the small bullets had to penetrate the glass first, the wounds may not be very severe." A Contra Costa Highwayman: "Drinks and smokes; has tended bar in San Francisco on the Barbary Coast and has been a piano player at Tom Harvey's dance hall, on Pacific Street. Sometimes plays mandolin and has been at sea." A forger accompanied by "a small blond woman:" He has a "pinkish, sallow complexion; stooped in left shoulder; shifty peculiar expression; subject to fainting spells; and summation: He is "an all around bad man." Dimensions: 10 by 12 inches.  Processing and shipping in the continental U.S.  $32.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,708
05/29/2019

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1909 San Francisco Mug Book

Mug Book: San Francisco Police Department, April 24,1909-February 10, 1910. 

Wanted announcements arrived from: Alameda, Antioch, Bakersfield, Berkley, Chico, Coalinga, Coram, Crockett, Davis, Fairfield, Gilroy, Gridley, Independence, Livermore, Los Angeles, Martinez, Modesto, Napa, Newman, Oakdale, Oakland, Ontario, Oroville, Pasadena, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, Salinas, San Quentin, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Ventura, Visalia, Watsonville, and Whittier, plus Baker City, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, and Phoenix, Arizona Territory.  It also contains circulars from Harry N. Morse Detective Service, San Francisco, and the Western Hotelmen's Proactive Association, Denver, Colorado.  

Most rewards are below $100 for crimes that include; Assault to commit murder; assault with a deadly weapon, attempt to commit rape; bail jumping, burglary, defaulting a witness, defrauding an inn keeper, desertion of wife and children, elopement, embezzlement, escaped mentally ill, fictitious checks , forgery, grand-larceny, horse, buggy, bicycle, motor cycle, motor launch, and automobile theft, jail breaking, missing man or woman, murder, obtaining money under false pretenses, patrol violation, runaway boy, seduction and an "unspeakable crime."

Some perpetrators drove sheriffs to exasperation.  One declared in large type, "I WANT THIS MAN VERY BAD." Here they are: "He works on a ranches and tries to get in with some old man and bums as long as he can stay." "Usually hangs out around the race track and works in the capacity of either groom or trainer." A seducer : "RIGHT EYE OUT. Wears glass eye instead, wears hat on side of head, pulled down over forehead so as to cover the glass eye." A clever con man, whose "face lights up when he smiles; very refined; has appearance of professional man, preacher or judge." This man usually rents a room in private rooming house and pretends to be a clairvoyant and palmist by this means getting his victims to put up money and jewelry on bogus stock." "Represents himself as a physician; has cards printed with fictitious office address; calls on furniture dealers , buys office fixtures; gives bad checks and usually receives change." "drinks heavily, will lay in the street and sleep on chairs in saloons, sometimes stays in bed for 2 to 4 days without appearing in public, may loiter in parks." Young bicycle thieves "These boys may attempt to get work on a hay press or in orchards." "Occupation pipe fitter's helper. Very fond of women; frequents saloons and sporting houses; moderate drinker, smokes cigarettes." "He is quite a drinker and spends money as if he had unlimited supply, but all he has is what he gets from his victims; is a big talker in money and everything else. This man has worked his swindling schemes all over this world.  While in this State he gave lectures on wireless telegraphy and sold thousands of dollar's worth of stock of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co." "At 11:05 P.M. August 15, a masked man entered the Antlers saloon at 434 Pablo Avenue, Oakland, and stood at six men at the point of a revolver." "Look like a drug fiend; has prominent fold teeth." Lastly, in Denver, a "Student." 23, dressed in full cowboy regalia, who look up with a 26 year old women and forged checks.  He was jailed and "Hotels are advised to be on the look out for the woman, who is believe to be more clever."

Dimensions: 10 by 12 inches; 186 numbered pages, 148 present. 291 Announcements and reward posters, mostly half sheets and postcards, but including 25 full page printed circulars and 35 with tipped-in photographs. 

Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $32.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,464
05/29/2019

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Marlin Firearms Co. Silver-type Handcuffs and Billieclub

Marlin Firearms Co. silver type Daley handcuffs (and two keys) and billieclub. Dimensions: (handcuffs) 11"l; (billieclub) 13.5"l (excluding leather strap). Marlin Firearms Co. handcuffs were designed and patented by Robert H. Daley in 1879. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $32.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$244
05/29/2019

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