Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 5: Winchester "Double W" Ammunition Display Bullet Board

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Desirable Winchester "Double W" Cartridge Display Bullet Board

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $16,000 - $25,000

Desirable Winchester "Double W" Cartridge Display Bullet Board

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The board is mounted in a wood frame measuring approximately 57 inches wide by 40 inches tall. A gold painted border is mounted around the green board which measures approximately 49 inches by 31 1/2 inches. The board displays a dark green background, red and white lettering and vignettes of game and hunting scenes (see photograph). The display consists of various cartridges and shotgun shells and nine spaces for containers of primers, each described below in white lettering. A few assorted cartridges are absent from the board as well as three cap tins (see photograph), includes two detached brass shells, one paper shell, and the remnants of a patched bullet. The lower right corner reads "FORBES CO. BOSTON." The back of the board has the original "PRESENTED WITH COMPLIMENTS OF THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. PLEASE HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE", paper label affixed to the center and is marked "NO 1611".

Rating Definition:

Very good overall, showing some small spots of discolorations to the backing board, an area of separation from the backing in the lower right hand corner, nearly all of the gold painted inner frame, and some varnish loss on the frame. A few of the mounting nails have been driven through the frame over time. The original paper on the back is still intact. Overall a desirable Winchester bullet board in hard to find original condition and becoming increasingly collectable. A must have for the serious Winchester collector!

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