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Old West Show Gets the Gold and Great Results

Old West Show Gets the Gold and Great Results

Witherell’s 2014 Old West Show in Grass Valley was a resounding success. From the sellers to attendees to the weather everything lined up to create a remarkable event. Particularly exciting was the appearance of noted coin expert Donald Kagin, PhD, (see photo on the...
Tobacco Carves Out a Place in History

Tobacco Carves Out a Place in History

One of many interesting artifacts of the Old West in our Old West Auction is a beautiful example of the Cigar Store Indian (or Tobacco Indian). This particular carving dates to the late 1800s, likely from the Wyoming-Montana region. It came into our hands after being...
Desk Opens Door to Mystery

Desk Opens Door to Mystery

Our idea of the romantic and heroic Argonauts has its genesis in an ancient Greek myth in which daring sailors set out to find the Golden Fleece. But, Californians have a far more recent reference. The Gold Rush brought countless adventurers and seekers of gold to the...