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Western Art & Books, Cowboy and Native Collectibles, and Firearms Ready for Bidding October 31st

The Montana Fall Gathering is coming up very soon from United Country – Shobe Auctions & Realty. This is their annual fall sale which is anticipated by collectors in Montana and nationwide. This auction includes over 300 lots of material that will sell to the highest bidder. Included are a selection of Western Art, Books, and Collectibles as well as great Native American pieces and Cowboy collectibles. Shobe Auctions also has carefully selected offerings of coins and firearms to fill out the catalog. This auction is presented live from Lewiston, Montana on October 31st, 2015 and open for both live and absentee bidding.

Artwork ready for display is prominent in this auction. Take a look at Lot 60 for a nice example. Presented here is a pen and ink work by Will James, entitled “Flint Spears at Breakfast”. This very nice piece of art is framed and 10” by 8”, with a signature from the artist in the lower left saying “Will James”. The back has a handwritten quotation saying “Flint Spears” Cap- A good breakfast was brought on, and as if was well planted, Flint again tried to talk her out of entering in bronc riding, Page 155, Chap. 11”. A photo of the artwork as well as a photo of the back is available in the online catalog.

One of the best firearms up for auction is at Lot 106. This one is a Colt SAA US Calvary .45 Long Colt firearm. It is 7 ½ inches and RAC inspected with provisional proofs, matching serial numbers, original grips, and was made in 1891. The serial is 138560. This is a great gun for any collector of historical firearms and will come at a great price at auction.

A full beaded Sioux vest from the late 19th Century is drawing interest in the online catalog. This one is high quality with trade cloth lining and was in an early Encyclopedia Britanica Great Chiefs of the World displayed on Red Cloud. There are US Flags on the vest with 13 stars. This is an incredible piece in high condition and can be found for bidding at Lot 119 in the online catalog along with images ready for inspection.

An outstanding set of Morgan Silver Dollars will sell at Lot 176. Here is a set of 94 coins of the series, missing only the 1893-S coin. These are owner graded with 58 at AU, 17 at MS60, 8XF, 4VG, 3 at MS63, 1 Fine, and one XF. This is truly an outstanding set for collectors of interesting coins and will be a great value for investors and collectors. All the coins can be seen in a photo array in the online catalog.

United County Shobe Auctions will be including a live audio and video broadcast to the online bidders during the auction day. The auction begins at 10AM Mountain Time from Montana, and will mix a great live audience with bidders through iCollector.com in what will be a fun and faced paced day of bidding and treasure hunting. Bids can be placed now online to ensure a spot in the bidding on auction day.

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