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Collection of Framed John Wesley Hardin Artifacts

Collection of Framed John Wesley Hardin Artifacts

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Collection of Framed John Wesley Hardin Artifacts
Fine lot of 4 artifacts related to the famous Texas gunfighter, John Wesley Hardin, including 2 original signatures, collected together in a double-sided frame.

Clockwise from left:
a) Original gambling chip from the Acme Saloon, where Hardin was killed on August 19, 1895. White chip with gold “ACME” on front, "R.B. Stevens / Prop." printed verso. 1 1/2" diameter.

b) Authentic shot card with original Hardin signature. Nine of hearts playing card, with four bullet holes executed by Hardin, signed and dated “J.W. Hardin / July 4, ‘95” (approximately six weeks before his death). 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". This is the best example of a Hardin shot card we’ve ever seen.

c) Original Hardin calling card. "JOHN W. HARDIN Esq. / ATTORNEY AT LAW / OFFICE 200 ½ El Paso / Wells Fargo Bldg. PRACTICE IN ALL COURTS". 2 1/8" x 3 1/8".

d) Original chit from the Wigwam Saloon, signed by Hardin. Dated May 8, 1895 (three months before he was killed), for “½ gal. whiskey 2.00 / Pint Rye .30” and signed in black ink, “J.W. Hardin”. Clipped, lined ledger paper with blue THE WIGWAM head stamp, spindle hole upper left. 2 1/4" x 3 7/8".

The artifacts have been expertly framed between Plexiglass to show both the front and the reverse of each item. Framed to 18" x 28".

In the center of the framed display is copy of a Hardin image, beneath which is mounted a brass plaque that reads: "John Wesley Hardin / Deadliest Texas Gunfighter / 1853-1895".


Includes original Robert McNellis signed and notarized sworn statements for both the playing card and the calling card. Includes auction description from Alexander Autographs, Inc., Connecticut describing the Wigwam chit.

$ 20000.00 ( Sold Price )



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