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  • John Sutter and James W. Marshall Autographs
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 1

    John Sutter and James W. Marshall Autographs

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Framed Donner Party Poster and Donner Party Vials
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 2

    Framed Donner Party Poster and Donner Party Vials

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Birds Eye View of San Francisco
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 3

    Birds Eye View of San Francisco

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Archive of 19th c Ship Captain Martin A. Brandt
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 4

    Archive of 19th c Ship Captain Martin A. Brandt

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Captain Martin A. Brandt's Gold Pocket Watch Anchor Fob and Photo, 23 grams
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 5

    Captain Martin A. Brandt's Gold Pocket Watch Anchor Fob...

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Fred Brown Drawing of the Schooner, "Occidental" - Capt. Martin A. Brandt
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 6

    Fred Brown Drawing of the Schooner, "Occidental" - Capt...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Fred Brown Drawing of the Steamer, "Humboldt" - Capt. Martin A. Brandt
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 7

    Fred Brown Drawing of the Steamer, "Humboldt" - Capt. M...

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Cased Ambrotype of a Man with Gold Rush Era adornment
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 8

    Cased Ambrotype of a Man with Gold Rush Era adornment

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Two Wells Fargo Gold/Silver Cloth Bags
    Estimate
    $100 - $300
    Lot 9

    Two Wells Fargo Gold/Silver Cloth Bags

    Est.
    $100 - $300
  • M. Farber San Francisco 14k Pocket Watch, Chain and Stand
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 10

    M. Farber San Francisco 14k Pocket Watch, Chain and Sta...

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • California Gold and Enamel Buckle
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 11

    California Gold and Enamel Buckle

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Gold Scale
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 12

    Gold Scale

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Sluice Box
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 13

    Sluice Box

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • View of Oroville, California
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 14

    View of Oroville, California

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Iowa Constable Handcuffs and Keys
    Estimate
    $100 - $300
    Lot 15

    Iowa Constable Handcuffs and Keys

    Est.
    $100 - $300
  • Animal/Bear Trap, Newhouse #15
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 16

    Animal/Bear Trap, Newhouse #15

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Native Sons of the Golden West Ceremonial Collar
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 17

    Native Sons of the Golden West Ceremonial Collar

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • The Poet Scout, Captain Jack Crawford, Author Signed
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 18

    The Poet Scout, Captain Jack Crawford, Author Signed

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • African American Bartender Occupational Shaving Mug
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 19

    African American Bartender Occupational Shaving Mug

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Doc Williams Leather Parade Saddle
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 20

    Doc Williams Leather Parade Saddle

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver, Serial no. 63340
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 21

    Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver, Serial no. 63340

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • U.S. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 22

    U.S. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • U.S. Marked Colt Single Action Revolver
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 23

    U.S. Marked Colt Single Action Revolver

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Winchester '94 Rifle
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 24

    Winchester '94 Rifle

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Gambler's Box
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 25

    Gambler's Box

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Wheel of Fortune
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 26

    Wheel of Fortune

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Chuck-a-Luck Dice Cage
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 27

    Chuck-a-Luck Dice Cage

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Chuck-a-Luck Dice Cage
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 28

    Chuck-a-Luck Dice Cage

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Chew Tomahawk Plug Artist Pallet Advertisement
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 29

    Chew Tomahawk Plug Artist Pallet Advertisement

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Ute Mountain Bar Advertisement, Colorado
    Estimate
    $250 - $750
    Lot 30

    Ute Mountain Bar Advertisement, Colorado

    Est.
    $250 - $750
  • Brook Hill Whiskey Tin Advertising Sign
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 31

    Brook Hill Whiskey Tin Advertising Sign

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Wieland's Beer Tray, A Western Product
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 32

    Wieland's Beer Tray, A Western Product

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • 1905 Buffalo Brewing Tray
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 33

    1905 Buffalo Brewing Tray

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Ruhstaller Beer Tray, The Pipe Smoker
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 34

    Ruhstaller Beer Tray, The Pipe Smoker

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Ruhstaller's Gilt Edge Advertising Beer Tray
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 35

    Ruhstaller's Gilt Edge Advertising Beer Tray

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Rainier Tin Beer Tray
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 36

    Rainier Tin Beer Tray

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Rainier Beer Tin Serving Tray, "Strength"
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 37

    Rainier Beer Tin Serving Tray, "Strength"

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Hopsburger Tin Beer Serving Tray
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 38

    Hopsburger Tin Beer Serving Tray

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Tiffin Elk Lamp
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 39

    Tiffin Elk Lamp

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Four Eskimo Carvings
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 40

    Four Eskimo Carvings

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Bergstrom Ukulele
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 41

    Bergstrom Ukulele

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Horatio Nelson Poole (1884-1949) Painting, Hawaiian Coastal Scene, 1917
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Lot 42

    Horatio Nelson Poole (1884-1949) Painting, Hawaiian Coa...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $10,000
  • Shreve & Co. Presentation Sterling Vase and Associated Daguerreotype
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 43

    Shreve & Co. Presentation Sterling Vase and Associated ...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Samuel Jelly Coin Silver 1863 State Fair Trophy, 4.94 ozt
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 44

    Samuel Jelly Coin Silver 1863 State Fair Trophy, 4.94 o...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • W.K. Vanderslice & Co. Silver Presentation Water Pitcher, 34.52 ozt
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 45

    W.K. Vanderslice & Co. Silver Presentation Water Pitche...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • W.K. Vanderslice & Co. Silver Presentation Snuff Box, 3.47 ozt
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 46

    W.K. Vanderslice & Co. Silver Presentation Snuff Box, 3...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Geo. Shreve & Co Sterling Salts and Peppers, 10.29 ozt
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 47

    Geo. Shreve & Co Sterling Salts and Peppers, 10.29 ozt

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Sterling Silver Ladle with Engraved Scene of the Golden Gate, 7 ozt
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 48

    Sterling Silver Ladle with Engraved Scene of the Golden...

    Est.
    $100 - $250

Auction Description

The American West at Auction by Witherell's

Our annual Western Auction features items representing the American West from the 19th century to the present. Art and objects of artists, innovators and community leaders who shaped the American West are the focus of this premier auction. We have even included a few Hawaiian highlights. Enjoy browsing and happy bidding!

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Witherell's
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States

info@witherells.com

Phone:+19164466490

Buyer’s Premium

Start Premium (%)
$0 24.00

Bid Increments

Start Increments ($)
$0 $50
$50 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Shipping Info

Shipping is only in continental U.S. and information regarding shipping price is provided within the description of each lot. For international and larger items that we cannot ship in house, please take a look at our shipping contacts

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Terms & Conditions

WITHERELL’S INC.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

The following are the terms and conditions applicable to your purchase of product from Witherell’s Inc (“Witherell’s”).  Please review them carefully.  By tendering payment for the product you agree to these terms and conditions.

1.              Guarantee.  Witherell’s provides the following guarantee with respect to your purchased product.  The guarantee is personal to you and may not be transferred. 

a)              Guarantee of Accurate Description.  Witherell’s guarantees the accuracy of the lot heading description applicable to your purchased product for a period of 45 days after the closing date of sale (the “Guarantee Period”).  For purposes of these terms and conditions, the closing date of sale is the date that is the latter of (i) the invoice for the product being fully paid in good and immediately available funds, and (ii) the product being delivered to you.

b)             Guarantee of Condition.  Witherell’s also guarantees the condition of the lot to be substantially as described in the lot condition field applicable to your purchased product during the Guarantee Period. 

c)              Exercise of Guarantee Rights.  To exercise your guarantee rights, you are required, prior to expiration of the Guarantee Period, to: (i) provide written notice to Witherell’s that you desire to exercise your guarantee rights, which notice will specify the lot number, date and location of the auction at which the product was purchased, and the reasons you believe the guarantee is applicable; and (ii) deliver or cause to be delivered the product FOB Witherell’s auction warehouse in Sacramento, California (or other location designated by Witherell’s) in the same condition as when purchased and free of any liens, restrictions on transfer or third party claims.  Witherell’s will then review the facts to determine whether the guarantee applies, which determination shall be made in the reasonable discretion of Witherell’s.  Witherell’s reserves the right at its expense to engage experts and produce reports, and will not be bound by any reports produced by or on behalf of the purchaser. In the event Witherell’s determines that the guarantee applies, and provided you have satisfied all applicable conditions, the sale will be rescinded and Witherell’s will refund to you the bid price and buyer’s premium that were paid for the product.

d)             Certain Limitations.  The guarantee of accurate description under Section 1(a) above does not apply if: (i) the lot heading description was in accordance with the opinion(s) of generally accepted scholar(s) and expert(s) (not including an employee or contractor of Witherell’s) at the date of the sale, or the catalogue description indicated that there was a conflict of such opinions; or (ii) the only method of establishing that the lot heading description applicable to your purchased product was not accurate would have been by means or processes that are either not then generally available or accepted, unreasonably expensive or impractical to use, or likely (in Witherell’s reasonable opinion) to have caused damage to the lot or likely to have caused loss of value to the lot; or (iii) there has been no material loss in value of the lot from its value had the lot heading description been accurate. The guarantee of condition under Section 1(b) above does not cover frames, mountings, glass or bases accompanying the lot.

e)              Sole Remedy.  It is specifically understood and agreed that the exercise of your guarantee rights, and if the guarantee is applicable the resulting rescission of the sale and refund of the bid price and buyer’s premium, is your sole and exclusive remedy and in lieu of any other remedies which might otherwise be available at law or in equity.

2.              Payment Terms; Invoice.  Items shall be paid in 14 days and removed in 21 days. A storage fee of $5 a lot per day will be charged starting 22 days after close of auction. If account is unsettled after 60 days, all lots will be re-offered. All bidding privileges will be revoked and buyer shall be responsible for any losses incurred by auctioneer. We currently accept payment by cash (subject to applicable law), check, money order, and wire transfer. After you pay the invoice in full and we have verified that such payment is in good and immediately available funds, we will ship the product to you. We reserve the right to charge a $30 fee for returned checks.  If you will pay by wire transfer, you are required to include with the payment of your invoice a wire transfer fee payable to Witherell’s of $20 for domestic wires and $30 for international wires. 

3.              Shipping and Insurance.  Shipping will be provided by Witherell’s to the address you provide to Witherell’s at its standard rate, which will be set forth on your invoice.  Witherell’s will cause your product to be insured in exchange for a premium of 1.5% of the total bid.  You will be required to pay these shipping and insurance items at the time payment is made on your product.

4.              Taxes.  You are required to pay all state and local sales and use taxes, and if applicable, any federal luxury tax, on the total purchase price, except to the extent an exemption applies.  Currently, the California sales tax rate is 8.25%.  If you would like to claim a sales or use tax exemption, you are required to provide us with a fully executed, valid, complete and accurate resale certificate and any other documentation we may reasonably require to verify the exemption.  You will be required to pay taxes at the time payment is made on your product.

5.              Buyer’s Premium.  A buyer’s premium of 25% of the total bid is applicable to your purchase.  The buyer’s premium is payable by you as part of the total purchase price. Refer to your bidding platform of choice for the final buyer’s premium. You will be required to pay the buyer’s premium at the time payment is made on your product.

6.              Exports and Permits.  It is your sole responsibility to identify and obtain any necessary export, import, firearm, endangered species or other permit for the lot. Any symbols or notices in the sale catalogue reflect our reasonable opinion at the time of cataloguing and are for bidders’ general guidance only.  We make no representations or warranties as to whether any lot is or is not subject to export or import restrictions or any embargoes.

7.              As Is Product.  Witherell’s provides the guarantee set forth in Section 1 above.  With the exception of this guarantee, all products are sold “AS IS” without any representations or warranties by us.  WITHERELL’S HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES ON THE PRODUCTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO the correctness of the catalogue or other description of the physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of any property.  No statement anywhere, whether oral or written, whether made in a catalogue, an advertisement, a bill of sale, a posting or announcement on the Internet, or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation or assumption of liability. We make no representations and warranties, express or implied, as to whether the purchaser acquires any copyrights, including but not limited to, any reproduction rights in any property.  Except as may apply due to the guarantee under Section 1 above, we are not responsible for errors and omissions in any catalogue, glossary or supplemental material.

8.              Sole Remedy.  IN THE EVENT OF BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT WITH WITHERELL’S, YOUR SOLE REMEDY WILL BE LIMITED TO rescission of the sale and refund of the bid price and buyer’s premium.  THIS is your sole and exclusive remedy and in lieu of any other remedies which might otherwise be available at law or in equity.

9.              Limitation of Liability.  IN NO EVENT SHALL WITHERELL’S OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "PROTECTED PARTIES") BE LIABLE FOR ANY ECONOMIC LOSSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, CONTRACTS, BUSINESS, GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS) OR FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED PARTIES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF THE PRODUCT EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO WITHERELL’S FOR YOUR PURCHASE OF THE PRODUCT.  THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE APPLICABLE TO ANY CLAIM OR ACTION, WHETHER IN AN ACTION BASED ON CONTRACT, INDEMNIFICATION, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), OR IN AN ACTION ARISING FROM ANY STATUTORY DUTY, PRE-CONTRACT OR OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, OR OTHERWISE, HOWEVER ARISING.

10.           Confidentiality.  These terms and conditions will be considered confidential.  Neither party will disclose the existence of these terms and conditions to any third party without the prior written consent of the other party.  The provisions of this paragraph shall survive the termination or expiration of these terms and conditions. 

11.           Arbitration.  In the event any dispute arises between Witherell’s and you concerning respective rights or duties hereunder, each party agrees to notify the other party immediately and to first attempt to resolve the matter by negotiation.  If no mutually agreeable resolution is had after fourteen days (14), a party may demand arbitration.  Any arbitration shall be under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and held in Sacramento, California.  One arbitrator shall conduct the arbitration and decide the matter.  Judgment on any award shall be binding and may be entered and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

12.           Miscellaneous.  These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law.  Venue for any claim relating to these terms and conditions or the purchase of product shall lie exclusively in the state and federal courts located in Sacramento County, California.  These terms and conditions shall supersede any and all other agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof.  Any waiver of rights under these terms and conditions must be in a writing signed by the party waiving its rights.  Neither party may assign these terms and conditions or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other party.