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1880s-1960s Buffalo Bill Collection of (23) with Cards & Publications

Lot Number 1306

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The “Wild West” wasn’t tea parties on the plain and business as usual. No indeed, it was often untamed territory, remote homesteads and rough riders exploring frontiers. One of the most famous frontier figures was “Buffalo Bill” Cody, who started out as an Army Scout and went on to a fifty year career as one of the great showmen of the day. Thanks to sensationalized accounts of his exploits, Cody gained fame at a relatively early age. He parlayed this notoriety into traveling shows that brought the Wild West to those who counted or wouldn’t go there. Among those who performed in Cody’s presentations were, “Wild Bill” Hickok, “Texas Jack”, Annie Oakley and her husband Frank Butler, Gabriel Dumont, “Sitting Bull”, Lillian Smith and a host of others.


Get as close to Cody’s legend as you're ever likely to get with this 1880s-1960s collection of “Buffalo Bill” publications, photos, postcards and trading cards. A good bit of this colorful collection originates from the period before Cody’s death in 1917, providing an original period look at the marketing corresponding to his circus-like shows. Featured are:


1887 McLoughlin Bros. “A Peep at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West”, this antique publication features seven vibrantly colored full page illustrations and one truly dynamic two-page spread, mixed with rhythmically metered text and smaller illustrations, condition is (FR-GD) with cover detached from the pages, appears to be absent at least one page at front


1907 “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Historical Sketches and Daily Review”, this fairly solid magazine is complete and intact with a sturdy spine and a handsome, glossy cover to rate as (VG+)


2/10/17 “New Buffalo Bill Weekly” #231, spine is completed separated and cover are detached from pages, front cover shows handsome artwork and shows VG detail, pages are somewhat brittle with flaking edges


(2) 1910s Buffalo Bill Border Stories paperback books: 1910 #181 “Buffalo Bill and the Nihilists” (VG+); and 1917 #107 “Buffalo Bill’s Stern Justice” (VG)


(5) 1910s-1930s Postcards, (4) average (EX) and the other (1) is (GD-VG), all unused


(3) Late-1800s to early-1900s cabinet photos, all measuring 4-1/4 x 6-1/2”, with (2) Buffalo Bill (VG, GD) and (1) Native American woman (VG)


1890s Stereoscope photo of “Buffalo Bill Mounted” (VG)


c.1900 Die-Cut 6 x 4-1/2” lithograph #613 “Buffalo Bill or the Wild West” with female rider rounding up horses, vibrant and glossy (EX-MT+)


c.1930 Post Bran Flakes “Famous American Series” #13 William F. Cody 8x11 premium portrait (VG)


(7) 1890s-1960s Trading Cards: (2) 1890s-1900s tobacco card (VG, FR); 19220s-1930s Exhibit (VG+); c.1940 WS strip card #93 (GD); 1952 Topps Look ‘n See #54 (VG); 1956 Topps Roundup #27 (GD+); 1966 Leaf Good Guys and Bad Guys #71 (VG)


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