Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 9: Framed Winchester Henry R. Poore "Bear Dogs" Advertising Print

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Highly Prized Lettered Frame Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Henry R. Poore "Bear Dogs" Advertising Print

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Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Highly Prized Lettered Frame Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Henry R. Poore "Bear Dogs" Advertising Print

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Description:

This print was used in a variety of Winchester advertisements and depicts a barn setting with white "bear dogs" in the foreground and two large brown dogs that may be bloodhounds in the background. These dogs were reportedly part of the Winchester family hunting pack. The lower left corner is signed by the artist "H. R. Poore/Philadelphia". The original Winchester walnut frame is marked with "WINCHESTER" across the top, Winchester W's in all four corners, three shot shells descending on both sides, and "RIFLES. SHOTGUNS FOR SALE HERE and AMMUNITION" across the bottom. The frame measures approximately 41 inches in width and 31 3/4 inches in height overall, with the observable area of the print measuring approximately 34 3/4 inches in width and 25 3/8 inches in height.

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Very fine, untouched original example showing a distinct image and minimal fading on the print with a some scattered light spots/blemishes. The frame is fine with some scattered minor wear typical of its age, and some of the paper backing loose. A much sought after Winchester advertising piece for your, gun room, or study!



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