Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4: Winchester Lithograph "Double W" 1902 Pattern "Cartridge Board"

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Highly Desirable, Very Scarce Winchester Lithograph "Double W" 1902 Pattern "Cartridge Board" with Original Wood Frame

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Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Highly Desirable, Very Scarce Winchester Lithograph "Double W" 1902 Pattern "Cartridge Board" with Original Wood Frame

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Description:

These lithograph boards were produced c. 1902, and represent the older 1897 style cartridge boards without having any physical cartridges attached. The board is mounted in a 3 inch broad flat wood frame that is totally original, 57 1/4 inches wide by 39 3/4 inches tall, with a gold painted border around the 49 inch by 31 inch green board. In the center is a vignette of two Winchester-armed hunters behind a dead bear in a woodland scene, which is flanked with a moose head and a mallard in flight. Over 100 cartridges, bullets and primer tins are represented in the "Double W" pattern. This board saw the addition of some new cartridges that were not represented on the 1897 pattern board, as well as a repositioning of the mallard so that it is not blocked by "cartridges".

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Exceptionally fine overall, the board itself is loose in the frame towards the middle, showing mild wear, minimal color fading, and some minor handling/storage marks scattered throughout. The frame is very fine with some scattered minor handling/storage marks and some scattered paint staining. A newly discovered, highly sought after Winchester advertising piece that resided in central Iowa all of its life.



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