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EXTREMELY RARE FRAMED WINCHESTER 1887 CALENDAR. The very first of all the Winchester calendars is the 1887, with only a very few known today. This calendar is on paper mounted on a cardboard backing, missing its bands. The current image is about 21″ x 14-1/4″ having been slightly trimmed from its orig 21-7/8″ x 14-1/2″. The art work on the top, by an unknown artist, is marked “GILES LITH CO NEW YORK & BOSTON” and depicts two Northwoods hunters firing a Winchester rifle at a herd of running caribou and on the right side depicts a cowboy or more probably a gaucho with his horse, holding a Winchester rifle and has a revolver in a crossdraw holster. Bottom 3/5 of calendar is bordered with the art work of a standing bull elk in a lake and a hunter shooting at a turkey in a tree. This calendar has the December sheet remaining. CONDITION: Very good, slightly trimmed as noted above. Colors are still strong & bright with numerous fly specks over most of the art work; the calendar page is lightly foxed at the bottom with a small tear at the bottom and another near the top center and is missing a tiny corner from the bottom right; the “B” in December and the right leg of “M” appear to have a burned hole which has been in-painted. Nicely framed. 4-46185 JR374 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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