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Lifetime Collection-Indian Artifacts-Reference & History Books

Saturday, May 16, 2009 

10:00 a.m.

Logan County Fairground, Lincoln, IL


HUNDREDS OF  INDIAN ARTIFACTS “A LIFETIME COLLECTION”: Many examples of Thebes, Dovetails, unfluted Clovis, Adenas, side & corner notched points, Bifurcated points, constricting & expanding stem points, full & ¾ groove axes; celts, banner stone, possibly late Woodland pottery, discoidals, collectible pottery; replica clothing, Indian figurines, mortar & pestles (see the website for detailed pictures) 


AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Mrs. Gaffney collected artifacts and reference books all of her adult life. Individual items from this Auction will enhance  many personal collections. 

Indian artifacts and related books sell at 2:00 p.m.


(75) ARTIFACT & PREHISTORIC REFERENCE BOOKS:  Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports (BME), hardbound volumes 1882-1926; BME 1911 “The Omaha Tribes”; Smithsonian Institute Publication of the Bureau of American Ethnology  Bulletins 26,27,35,42,43,53,54,6585,87,88,89,124; Annual Report of Smithsonian Institute, 1901; Hopewellian Communities in Illinois, Scientific Papers Vol. V, 1952; Cahokia Brought to Life; Rediscovering Illinois Fay-Cooper Cole, 1937; Green Collection of Indian Artifacts;  Art & Archeology, April 1919; Ill State Museum, Morton Village & Norris Farm 36 cemeteries;  Steuben Village & Mounds, Dan Morse Report 1970; IL Arch. Survey Circular #1, Knoebel Site  St. Clair Co. IL; Barnes; Woodcraft & Indian lore, ET Seaton  1926; Artifact History, Abbott Vol 1-3; Missouri Archeologist 1952 vol. 14 Spiro Mounds & Spiro Mound Copper vol. 11, 1974; misc. Missouri Archeologists 1950-61; The American Antiquarian, vol. 1 # 1,  April 1878; Man the Tool Maker, Oakley 1972; American Indian Mas-sin-na’-gan , 1888; The Story of Man “History of the Human Race” 1889; IL State Historical Society Journal, July 1909; Aboriginal American Basketry, O,T, Mason 1902; Prehistoric Men, Braidwood; Hematite Implements of US, Andover Press, 1912; Indian Relics & Their Values, Allen Brown 1942;  Arrow points, spear heads & knives of Prehistoric, Thomas Wilson; Prehistoric Indians of the Southwest, Wormington; Men of the Old Stone Age, 1914; Prehistoric Relics, Moorehead, 1905; National Geographic “Indians of The Americans” 1955; The American Heritage book of Indians;  Indian Artifacts, Russell, 1957; Nootka & Quileute music; 57th Annual Report, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Secretary of Interior, 1888; Indians of Today, Marion & Gridley 1947; Famous American Indians, GI Groves; Indian territory map 1899; Frederic Remington’s own West; The Great West Its Attractions & Resources, C. Brodix, 1880; 

(30) INDIAN HISTORY BOOKS: Indian sign talk book; Universal Indian sign language, Tomkins; Indian Hand Signs, Hofsinde;  Autobiography of Blackhawk, JB Patterson 1882; Sitting Bull & The Indian War, W F Johnson 1894; Famous Frontiersmen Pioneers Scouts & Indian Fighters, 1890; Black Elk, Neihardt; Pioneer life of the west 1853; Buffalo Bill Boy of the Plains, Stevenson; Indians of the Rockies, Schultz; Custer in the Black Hills, Bonehill;  Boots & Saddles EB Custer, 1885; Tenting on the Plains, Elizabeth B. Custer, 1887; Daring Adventures of Kit Carson, 1888; Kit Carson, Ellis; Reminiscence of an older time, Geo. Hunter, The Great Snow H M Robinson; Utah Indian Stories, Hunter 1946; Indians of the US, Wissler;

 ABE LINCOLN BOOKS: An evening with Lincoln, Coady, 1929; Selections from Lincoln Addresses, Chubb, 1924; Lincoln, Frankenberg; Honest to Goodness Lincoln, Carlock; The Beacon Biography-Lincoln, 1090; The Humorous Mr. Lincoln, Jamison; President of the United States messages and letters, etc. Barrett 1865; The Prairie Years, Sandburg; Lincoln Lost speeches, Crissey, 1967; Lincoln the President, Randall; Abe Lincoln grows up, Sandburg; Lincoln Biography of a Marriage, R.P. Randall; Personal recollection of Abe & Mary Todd Lincoln;

HISTORY BOOKS: Logan & McLean Co. Pictorial Farmsteads, 1955;  Logan County Veteran Book (blue); San Jose 1958 & 1971 Centennial books; Tazwell Co. Plat book, reprint, 1800’s; History of Bedford Summerset & Fulton Co. Penn, 1884; Pictorial History of Peoria; Hopedale My Home Town, Ruth Schilpp; History of Effingham Co. 1883, reprint, 1972; Prelude to Progress, History of Mason Co. 1818-1968;

LINCOLN ILLINOIS ITEMS: Logan Co. new Court House poster; Builders specifications for new Court House, 1903; Lincoln Chautauqua  programs 1916, 20,28,29, 31; (2) Lincoln Press Drill advertising cards; Rocky Ford mill; Lincoln College; St Clairs & Deaconess Hospital; Atlanta Fair postcard; Logan Co Bar docket, 1933; Logan Co. plat book, 1922; Farmers Bank of Emden 1891 Ropps Commercial Calculator book;

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: The Great West, Brodix, 1880; Oceans & Wilderness, JG Shea 1857; Wife #19 Full Expose’ of Mormonism, Ann Eliza Young; Central Telephone Directory, Paxton, IL 1912; US Expeditions, WF Lynch USN, 1854; Life & Death on the ocean, Howe, 1858; misc. civil war books; lots of old cook books;

COLLECTIBLES: Planters Peanut jar; sm. square German American coin bank; (20) beer steins; nice perfume bottles; (8) music boxes; Nice key wind mantle clock; Zenith AM/FM table top radio G-730W; Foremost & American Ace harmonicas; (4) hand held molding planes; copper tea pots; candle molds; sm pot belly cast iron stove; several thread and spool cabinets; cream top milk bottles; old medicine bottles; glass top fruit jars; Japanese machete; cast iron skillets;

PAPER COLLECTIBLES: Steam Ship & Railroad bill of ladings 1873; Poor Richards Almanac 1914; Writes Almanac 1887;  (2) 200 ea. Pre WWI postcard albums, greeting, holiday, river boats, cotton bales, Midwest cities,

CHINA & GLASSWARE: opalescent hobnail bowls & basket; (8) milk cow cream pitchers; cow planters; animal salt & peppers; animal figurines; grape pattern Milk Glass; (4) hens & rooster on nests; glass shoes; paperweights;

POTTERY: Weller Floretta bowl; Pope Gosser water pitcher; several misc. water basins; (3) Ovenproof drip glaze bowls; (4) crock pitchers; (3) crock mixing bowls;

BAGGED COLLECTIBLES:  Cracker Jack prizes; several bullet & mechanical pencils; (100) lots of costume jewelry; hand fans; watch fobs;


Betty Gaffney Estate

Jim Springer Executor  (217)871-2649

Mike Maske Auction Service

119 S. Lafayette St, Mt. Pulaski, IL  62548  (217) 519-3959

Illinois Auction License 044.0000157


TERMS: Cash or good negotiable check payable on the day of the Auction.  Registration video taped and a valid photo ID is required to obtain a buyers number.  Buyers must show provided number for each and every purchase.  Announcements sale day take precedence over printed material.  Not responsible for accidents or property after sold.  All items must be removed from the sale site on the day of the Auction.

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Public Auction

Location: The White Auction House
501 S. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL
Saturday, May 23, 2009

10:00 a.m.

For listing & pictures go to auctioneer #7327 or

ANTIQUES, PRIMITIVES, & COLLECTIBLES: Daisy churn/butter churns-1 wooden; copper boilers; fruit press; lard presser; steel wheels; printers drawer; butchering kettles/stands; crocks – all sizes from 1 to 20 gallons; corn bucket; horse hair blanket; sadirons; cream separators; milk cans; horse collars; hames; grinding wheel w/seat; cast iron pots/skillets; horse head pump; graniteware; wooden drying rack; many crock bowls; scales; various size blue canning jars-some w/glass lids; RR lanterns; many vases-some Haeger; bottles/jugs/mugs/glasses; kerosene lamps; Jewel Tea-pitchers, plates, serving pcs., salt/pepper, cream/sugar, teapot; covered glass cake plate; pedestal cake plates; pink fluted basket; Bavarian/state/misc. plates; Hall platter/bowl/teapot; extensive spoon collection w/racks; cobbler shoe; Marcrest pitcher; toys/games; Avon Christmas plates & other items; set milk glass tumblers; lime green & blue Fenton; milk bottles-1/2 gal. to 1 pint; grinders; hurricane lamp; windmill cookie jar; Fiesta bowl; pink carnival glass; pr. carnival glass vases; herringbone & iris bowl; set 3 McCoy bowls; buttons; Johann Haviland china; state plates; cookbooks; pictures/frames; lg. piggy bank; lead crystal basket; Longaberger basket-1983; sea shells; cookie cutters; Bicentennial Pepsi bottles; Matchbox cars, Hotwheels; Johnny Lighting; racing champions; Corgi 1973; Tomica; Yat ming; Burger King; Tonka; Lesmay-English; Welly; road champs; Jimmy toys; Daimler Chrysler Co. 1:43; Tootsie toys; 60’s Mustang; Maisto; Buddy L; New-ray; many more.
FURNITURE: Pedestal dining table; dining table w/2 leaves/8 chairs; bakers racks; corner shelf; book shelves; what-not mirror; long mirror w/gold frame; end tables; china cabinet.
HOUSEHOLD & MISC: Sm. appliances; blankets/throws; misc. pots/pans/dishes; set of Pfaltzgraff; cov. pie plates; Visionware; misc. nic-nacs; glass apothecary jars; glass light shades; Benchtor tool cabinet; fabric; Formica counter tops; metal shelving.


Nellie Graber, Atlanta, IL.

Lunch will be served.

TERMS: Cash on day of sale or check with valid picture ID. We are not responsible for accidents or for items after they are sold. Announcements on the day of the sale take precedence over printed material.

White Auction Service
Auctioneer: Col. Dan White & Gary Morris
Il license numbers: 440000381 & 441000185
501 S. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-4718 or Cell: 217-737-8984

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