Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Western cowboy bronze by Saletta, $5,000, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Western cowboy bronze by Saletta, $5,000, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by the California sculptor Betty Saletta sold for $5,000 at an auction held Jan. 20-21 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in Reno, Nev. Also, a War Eagle 25-cent “one-armed bandit” slot machine from the 1930s fetched $2,875; a mint condition A.B. Stewart  & Co. (Virginia City, Nev.) drug store bottle from 1877 realized $2,250; and a scrimshaw cup made from a carved horn around 1802 made $1,312. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Western cowboy bronze by Saletta, $5,000, Holabird Western Americana