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  • Annie Oakley Auction Items

    About 100 of items related to historical legends including Western sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, were auctioned in Dallas on June 10, 2012 through Heritage Auctions. Oakley starred in the touring stage show, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." This profile shot of Oakley in the dark wig she wore for the play, "The Western Girl," was taken in New York between 1902 and 1904. This photo sold for $6,005.
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  • Annie Oakley Auction Items

    Annie Oakley is seen as "The Western Girl" in this photo, sold for $16,730, taken in 1902 or 1903 in New York. The back of this photograph is signed by Oakley with the words, "Annie Oakley as Nance Barry in The Western Girl." The presentation M1894 Winchester in her hand is part of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center collections. The famous star affixed to her hat has never been found.
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  • Annie Oakley Auction Items

    Oakley's 12 Gauge Parker Brothers Shotgun, one of several auctioned, earned the most of the auction items: $143,400. Heritage Auctions states that this gun is "one of the most important of Oakley's show guns and the earliest known of her "real guns." Oakley's great-grandnieces put the items up for sale after inheriting them from their mother, who died in 2009. Oakley died on Nov. 3, 1926 at 66.
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  • Annie Oakley Auction Items

    This photo shows a close-up of Annie Oakley's 12 Gauge Parker Brothers Shotgun, Serial #48767. One of Oakley's descendants, Terrye Holcomb, told the Associated Press she remembers shooting the auctioned guns for target practice on Sunday mornings in California's Santa Monica Mountains. One man from Odessa, Texas bid on one of two Marlin .22 caliber rifles that sold for $71,700 and $83,650.
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  • Annie Oakley Auction Items

    Oakley's Stetson hat with a ribbon trim sold for $17,295. The hat was purchased as a gift for Oakley by brother-in-law William Butler in Douglas, Wyo., according Heritage Auctions. The auction house said very few of Oakley's garments are known to survive, and most that do are in the Annie Oakley Center, Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.
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  • Annie Oakley Auction Items

    This oil paining of "Custer's Last Rally" sold for $239,000 during the "Legends of the Wild West" auction. The 11' by 20' work was painted by John Mulvany and unveiled in March 1881. In 1879, Mulvany was inspired to paint a scene of the Little Bighorn battle. Known as Custer's Last Stand, George Armstrong Custer perished with his entire command in 1876 in Montana.
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  • Annie Oakley Auction Items

    A portrait of Sioux leader, Sitting Bull, sold for $83,650. The other famous subjects of painter H.H. Cross included Buffalo Bill, Geronimo and Crazy Horse. Cross took an interest in the Little Bighorn battle, having been on the scene shortly after the confrontation. He is said to have been the only artist to paint Sitting Bull from life and the two became close friends, Heritage Auctions said.
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