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Blackfoot Indian Buckskin Hide Beaded Dress

For sale in this lot is an exceptional Blackfoot Native American Indian beaded buckskin dress. The dress shows a two piece construction, sewn together underneath the bust, and accented with cross-hatched hide. The dress flows elegantly, and is secured around the waist with a buckskin sash. The belt shows long cut hide fringe, each tassel is accentuated by a transparent green white-heart pony trade bead. Matching the design elements of the belt, the dress has long cut hide fringe drops in six rows down the length of the dress. Each fringe drop, as well as the bottom edge, and the sleeves of the dress are decorated with the same transparent green white heart pony trade beads, and long cut hide fringe. The neck, and shoulders of the dress show full coverage with trade seed beads, in a geometric motif. The seed beads include; green, chalk white, greasy yellow, semi-transparent red, and dark blue. This tediously crafted piece originates from prominent Native American Collector - Ken "Walks In Winter", associated with the Rising Wolf Traders, on the Blackfoot Reservation. Overall, the dress shows very good condition, with no apparent bead loss, and supple texture to the hide. The dress is approximately a woman's large, and measures 41" long from the shoulder seam, to the bottom of the dress, 21 1/2" across the chest, under each armpit, and 34 1/2" wide from the tips of each sleeve. The measurements are taken without the additional length of fringe.Read more

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Edward H. Bohlin - Hollywood, CA Western Saddle

Included for sale in this lot is a custom Western saddle by the renowned Edward H. Bohlin, out of Hollywood, California. Edward Bohlin and his carefully selected team of leather, and silversmiths, were know to craft the worlds finest saddles, and leather tack. Ed was born in Sweden in 1895, and ran away towards America at the young age of 15. Ed had dreams of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West in his head, and when he arrived state side, got a job working cattle drives in Montana, later to open his first saddle shop in Cody, Wyoming. Ed would often stand in front of his shop, performing rope tricks to entice cliental. Bohlin met a man named Tom Mix, while performing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood - Mix convinced Ed to stay in Hollywood to produce his fine saddles, eventually to serve patrons such as Mae West, Hopalong Cassidy, Monte Hale, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. Under Ed's watchful eye, "The Edward H. Bohlin Company" operated from the early 1920's, through the 1980's, now operating under different ownership. This fine Bohlin saddle shows a heavy-duty build, wrapped in top grain leather, and showing exceptional floral tooling on the fenders, pommel, skirt, jockey, and cantle. In addition to the tedious tooling, the saddle is decorated with silver floral conchos, and a Bohlin makers plate on the seat rise, reading; "Edward H. Bohlin - Saddle Makers - Silversmiths - Hollywood, California - Made - For". The latigo keeper is additionally stamped; "Edward H. - Bohlin - Hollywood, CAL". The saddle is finished with a steep Cheyenne roll, and a low pommel, with a large horn. The saddle shows good condition overall, with rich hydrated leather. The saddle features a 14 1/2" seat.Read more

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Great Western Arms Co. .22 LR Single Action Army

Available in this lot is a Great Western Arms Company "single action army" replica, chambered in .22 Long Rifle. In 1940, Colt discontinued the Single Action Army, after 67 years of uninterrupted production. William R. Wilson saw an opening in the market, and with help of the Los Angeles Rams executive Dan Reeves, and team physician Dan Fortmann, Wilson received funding to produce an almost-exact clone of the SAA, mainly for television, and movie productions. Great Western revolvers were offered in the three same barrel lengths as the original Colt: 4 3/4", 5 1/2", and 7 1/2", this example features the 5 1/2" variant. The company went out of business in 1964, and made 22,000 revolvers, and 3,500 Deringers in their 10 year run. Renowned characters who received one of these revolvers include, John Wayne, Audie Murphy, Don Knotts, California Governor Goodwin J. Knight, and Dwight Eisenhower. In addition to a blue'd finish, the revolver features hand carved walrus tusk grips, crafted by a Native Alaskan Inuit. The revolver shows roll stamping in multiple spots, reading: " Great Western Arms Co." on the top of the barrel, "22 Caliber" on the left side of the barrel, and serial number "GW - 5083" on the bottom of the frame - in front of the trigger assembly, and on the back of the cylinder. Overall, the revolver shows good aesthetic and mechanical condition, showing 65%+ blue'd finish, and a tight action. This revolver qualifies as a Modern Handgun, and requires FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: 5083.Read more

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North American Auction Company
78 Wildcat Way
Bozeman , Montana
USA 59718
Telephone : 800-686-4216
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