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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $100 - $250
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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. 

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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. 

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $100 - $250
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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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.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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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.

Starting Price: $1,250
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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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.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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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.

Starting Price: $1,250
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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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.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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"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. 

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $250 - $500
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $250 - $500
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $250 - $500
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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. 

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $100 - $250
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $250 - $500
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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Painting, Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921), "Young America"

Framed oil on canvas, "Young America" by Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921). Signed lower right, "Antonio Jacobsen N.Y. 1878 / 2.57 8AV." Dimensions: 21.75"h x 35.75"w; (overall) 25.87"h x 40"w. "Young America" was a three masted wooden extreme clipper ship built in 1853 by William H. Webb, New York, for George B. Daniels, New York at a cost of $140,000. Originally rigged with three skysails and was later re-rigged with double top sails. Beginning in 1853, it frequently sailed from New York to San Francisco, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore, Great Britain and Rio de Janiero. After being re-named "Miroslav" it left Philadelphia for Fiume in 1886 but was never heard from again. Antonio Jacobsen was born in Denmark but immigrated to New York. He initially decorated safes for the Marvin Safe Company. He switched to maritime paintings frequently commissioned by sea captains and steamship companies. Throughout his lifetime, he painted over 6,000 ships. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $175.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Starting Price: $5,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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Sacramento A1 Clipper Ship Sailing Card

Framed Sacramento clipper ship sailing card on porcelain coated stock with wood engraved illustration with gold lettering and border. Advertises an upcoming sailing for the "Beautiful A1 Clipper Ship Sacramento, Nelson Commander" in the Glidden & Williams Line. Watson printer. Dimensions: (sight) 6.5"h x 4"w; (overall) 10"h x 7.5"w. Provenance: PBA Galleries, "Rare Americana The Alex Schwed Collection of Clipper Ship Cards", 2010, lot 312. Lot also includes sale catalogue. Clipper Ship sailing cards became a very popular form of advertising after the discovery of gold in Sacramento in 1848. They were delivered by hand to businesses advertising an upcoming sailing to or from San Francisco. These were unpleasant trips as were the trips overland but people were inspired by the prospect of gold and wealth. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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C.A. Farwell San Francisco Clipper Ship Sailing Card

Framed C.A. Farwell clipper ship sailing card on porcelain coated stock, with wood engraved illustration. This sailing card for the "Extreme Clipper Ship" of Coleman's California Line for San Francisco, Wm. Girard the Commander features a cut of the three-masted vessel. Nesbitt & Co. Printer. Dimensions: (sight) 6.25"h x 3.75"w; (overall) 9.25"h x 6.75"w. Provenance: PBA Galleries, "California and the American West", Sale 515, lot 5. Lot also includes PBA sale 515 catalogue. Clipper Ship sailing cards became a very popular form of advertising after the discovery of gold in Sacramento in 1848. They were delivered by hand to businesses advertising an upcoming sailing to or from San Francisco. These were unpleasant trips as were the trips overland but people were inspired by the prospect of gold and wealth. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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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. 

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $1,250
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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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. 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $250 - $500
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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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.

Starting Price: $50
Estimate: $100 - $250
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