Five Lots: CDVs of Wild Bill Hickok

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CDV of Wild Bill Hickok. 3 5/8" x 2 1/4", mounted to 4 1/8" x 2 3/8". Gurney, N.Y. photographer's imprint on front and verso of card. Pencil notation on verso, "Wild Bill".

Lot 331, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.

Estimate $12,000-16,000.


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CDV of Wild Bill Hickok. 3 5/8" x 2 1/4", mounted to 3 7/8" x 2 3/8". "AME'S Capitol Gallery, TOPEKA, KANSAS" photographer's stamp on verso. Written in pencil on verso: "Wild Bill of Kansas".

Lot 332, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $12,000-16,000.


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CDV of Wild Bill Hickok. 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", mounted to 4 1/8" x 2 1/2". Jas. H. Leonard, Topeka, Kansas photographer's imprint of verso. Written on plate at bottom of image: "WILD BILL".

Lot 333, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $8,000-12,000.


CDV of Wild Bill Hickok. 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", mounted to 4 1/8" x 2 1/2". Sawyer’s New Art Gallery, Cheyenne, Wyoming Ter. Photographer’s imprint on verso. Various notations in ink and pencil on verso.

Robert McCubbin: "It is perhaps the last photograph of Hickok, taken as he traveled to his death in Deadwood, Dakota Territory from Cheyenne.”

Lot 334, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $8,000-12,000.


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CDV of Wild Bill Hickok. 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", mount size is 4" x 2 3/8". Unidentified photographer. Internal Revenue three cent stamp affixed to verso.

Robert McCubbin: "An early and the BEST photo of Wild Bill. Used for a woodcut engraving for the cover of "Harper's New Monthly Magazine", February, 1867. That image and article made him famous. This CDV was discovered in 1989 in an album of photographs belonging to Richard Bently Owen, who hired Hickok as a scout. It is the only known original.”

Lot 335, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $25,000-35,000.