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  LOT 1262
Desirable Framed Cloth Advertising Banner for U.S. Ammunition - The artwork was done by Robert Farrington Elwell (1874-1962) and has his signature on the right side. He illustrated some of the advertising and publicity for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and became Cody’s friend and was introduced to Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, Annie Oakley (she even taught his daughter how to shoot), and others. Most of his artwork involves romantic scenes from the Old West. The banner was printed by Grinnell Lithograph Co. (active 1910-1940s) and has their marking in the lower left and “C.S. 59” in the lower right. The banner itself measures 56 3/4 inches wide and 27 inches tall while the frame measures 61 3/4 wide and 32 inches tall.
CONDITION: Very good, showing nice coloring and some scattered minor staining and light wear. The frame is very fine with some scattered light handling marks.
Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
 LOT 1263
Framed Colt “Patches” Advertising Print #125 - Produced in the mid to late 1920’s, from a 1926 oil painting “Tex and His Horse, Patches” by Frank Schoonover, which depicts a western lawman on his horse, Colt SAA with ornate handle visible on his hip, amid desert scenery. “Frank E. Schoonover” signature and “125” visible in lower right corner, with “Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co./Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.” markings in the lower middle. In glass-fronted frame, 40 1/4 inches tall and 28 3/8 inches wide. Includes a note signed by Doug Ellison stating that the print was purchased from Jack Dulton, one of the charter members of the TGCA, in 1967. CONDITION: Very good, the print shows attractive color, a small hole at the top center, and a few scattered minor horizontal creases/tears. The frame is also fine with some scattered minor handling/storage marks.
Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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