Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 22

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Western Americana
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Lot 403
Cody, William F. "Buffalo Bill" (1846-1917) American scout and showman. Autograph Letter Signed ("W.F. Cody"), on "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" letterhead, Anderson, Indiana, August 24, 1907. 1 page, quarto. To Messrs. Weeds & Pflum in Dayton, Ohio, thanking them for "your most kind invitation. And your friendly feelings toward my self and people. And I gratefully accept your invitation." Normal folds and a couple of creases. Boldly written and signed. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was organized in 1883 and toured the U.S. and Europe until 1916.
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,600.
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Lot 404
(Early Oil Drilling). A good content Autograph Letter (signature illegible) from Buffalo, N.Y., August 6, 1865, 2 pp octavo, to his brother. In part: "…'Our' Oil Company have struck oil'. the boring is not yet completed but oil can now be diped from the hole. It is confidently expected that a 500 barrel well will be obtained….If my stock should prove to be worth 3 or 4 hundred thousand I would be as well off as 'if I was right'…If I strike a good flowing well I can let you have all the money or oil you want. How much will you take more than I owe you, at 7 per cent Interest. Let me know immediately." Small paper loss at top margin; otherwise Very Good.
Estimated Value $200 - 400.
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