49er Bottle Jamboree

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Presenting a wide variety of of bottles and related pieces that help define Western collecting.
These bottles are an iconic representation of the bottle collecting genre from different geographical areas. These bottles from some of the Western states are flat out rare!!
The wonderful world of Western collecting has brought us some of the most cherished pieces imaginable. It has also brought us dozens of pieces literally unknown to the bottle collecting world – pieces that have come out of the woodwork from non collectors. Some of these are great rarities. Others are sparkling mint examples.

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Western Whiskey Documents1150 - Western Whiskey Documents
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirteen checks and receipts for (embossed) Western whiskey merchants. The date range is about 1902-1910. Most items are Wells, Fargo &Co. relat...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 3***6 for (30.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 34.50
 
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"The Windsor" Denver Amber Applied Top Whiskey1151 - "The Windsor" Denver Amber Applied Top Whiskey
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Windsor" (Hotel) N.E. Corner of 18th and Larimer, (1881-1915) Denver. Amber applied top whiskey. Four piece mold. Dark amber. No scra...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to t********e.. for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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Westford Glass Co. Whiskey Flask1152 - Westford Glass Co. Whiskey Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice green amber whiskey flask, double roll, applied top, no pontil. Beautiful example. Loaded with seed bubbles. Westford Glass Co., Westford, Conn
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r********e.. for (300.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 354.00
 
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Miniature Iowa Whiskey Jug1153 - Miniature Iowa Whiskey Jug
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Miniature Iowa whiskey jug. Classic two-tone miniature whiskey jug, complements of C. Rhynsburger, Pella, Iowa. Appears blemish free. City: State:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Borgmann Louisville Ceramic Jug1154 - Borgmann Louisville Ceramic Jug
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Very nice, classic Kentucky whisky two tone ceramic one gallon jug. 1903 ad in "Kentucky Irish American" puts his address at 214-16-18 Sev...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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J. W. Vandagrift's Old Kentucky1155 - J. W. Vandagrift's Old Kentucky
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Clear back bar handled whiskey jug. "JW Vandagrift's Old Kentucky Original Short Horn Club Bourbon." Trademark, Louisville, Kentucky.a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********e.. for (225.00 + 40.50) x 1 = 265.50
 
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Simmonds Nabob1156 - Simmonds Nabob
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Simmonds Nabob, Pure KY Bourbon Whiskey, with image. Thomas lists five different embossed variances. Two are classic picture whiskeys. This bottle is
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to s****r for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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McKenna’s Nelson County Extra Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey1157 - McKenna’s Nelson County Extra Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
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McKenna’s Nelson County Extra Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, W & K sole agents. Amber applied top whiskey. Four piece mold. This bottle is a choice e...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to r*******3 for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Old Valley Whiskey Saloon Trade Token1158 - Old Valley Whiskey Saloon Trade Token
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Old Valley Whiskey was one of the early Kentucky distilleries from 1867-1873 and it was famed throughout the US until prohibition. See Wilson pg. 112.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****1 for (120.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 138.00
 
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Rare WH Kirby Pinchback Whiskey Bottle1159 - Rare WH Kirby Pinchback Whiskey Bottle
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Rare WH Kirby pinch back bar. Clear. Gilt filled engraved letters. Kirby was a whiskey brand name manufactured by the Bonnie Brothers Company in the 1
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********e.. for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
 
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Old Lexington Whiskey1160 - Old Lexington Whiskey
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Clear lead glass, raised white enamel lettering, back bar whiskey. Not found under whiskey trademarks. Probably different from the current Lexington B
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r********e.. for (140.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 165.20
 
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Kentucky Tavern Whiskey Saloon Painting1161 - Kentucky Tavern Whiskey Saloon Painting
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A framed print of a painting of a man in a saloon drinking Kentucky Tavern Whiskey, Frame Size: 27.75" x 21.75" Unknown Artist City: St...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F*****6 for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Geo. Benz & Sons Pickwick Rye1162 - Geo. Benz & Sons Pickwick Rye
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George Benz & Sons Pickwick Rye. Back bar whiskey decanter with custom fit top. Clear with raised white and orange enameled letters. Damage to a...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to r********e.. for (130.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 153.40
 
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Bottle Label Manufacturer Letter1163 - Bottle Label Manufacturer Letter
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Possibly unique pictorial letterhead for a label under glass bar bottle manufacturer in Maryland. Dated July 1900, this pictorial letterhead has a ful
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********e for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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Bartlett & Ostreicher Gem Saloon1164 - Bartlett & Ostreicher Gem Saloon
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Bartlett & Ostreicher Gem Saloon Elko Nev. Clear quart coffin whiskey bottle, turning purple. Damaged base and lip chip. This is one of the all-...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t********e.. for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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Oberfelder Flask1165 - Oberfelder Flask
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Max Oberfelder clear half pint coffin whiskey flask from Eureka, Nevada. This flask is in remarkable mint condition. It comes with an unusual story si
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to t********e for (1,000.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,180.00
 
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Kane's Café Reno Nevada1166 - Kane's Café Reno Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Kane's Café Reno Nevada. Amber embossed pint whiskey. Screw top with original, appears sparkling mint. Thought to be only two or three know...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to n******9 for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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Thos. Taylor & Co. Importers1167 - Thos. Taylor & Co. Importers
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Green Thos. Taylor & Co. importers Virginia. N. Spectacular green fifth, one of two known. Base chip. Never conserved, exactly as found in the e...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 25,000.00
Sold to d********h.. for (11,000.00 + 1,650.00) x 1 = 12,650.00
 
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Crystal Saloon Shot Glass1168 - Crystal Saloon Shot Glass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extremely rare shot glass from the Crystal Saloon in Virginia City, c.1870s-80s. The shot glass, possibly the only one known, was dug by Holabird behi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to g********t.. for (600.00 + 108.00) x 1 = 708.00
 
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Unique Nevada Whiskey Bottles1169 - Unique Nevada Whiskey Bottles
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Two choice unique Nevada whiskey bottles. Both bottles were made by Nevadans for prizes of exhibits at the Las Vegas and Tonopah bottle shows in 1968.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********e for (190.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 218.50
 
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Group of Whiskey Bottles1170 - Group of Whiskey Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of whiskey bottles found in Nevada. We put this little group of whiskey bottles in the national bottle auction to show that things are still bei
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*******5 for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
 
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Very Old Corn Whiskey1171 - Very Old Corn Whiskey
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Back bar, handled whiskey jug. Clear, 7 1/2" tall, 6" diameter plus top. "Very Old Corn" (whiskey). "From Casper-Winston, N...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********n for (250.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 295.00
 
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Casper's Whiskey Bottle, North Carolina1172 - Casper's Whiskey Bottle, North Carolina
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Casper's Whiskey "Made by Honest North Carolina People". Fluted shoulder cobalt blue whiskey. Four piece mold. Clean, bright, vibrant....
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to L**********9 for (375.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 442.50
 
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From The Caspers Co. Inc., Whiskey Bottle1173 - From The Caspers Co. Inc., Whiskey Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From The Caspers Co. Inc. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, New York, Chicago, St. Louis. Embossing in circular slug plate. Fluted shoulder cobalt whiske
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to d****k for (750.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 885.00
 
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Galeton Fine Whiskey1174 - Galeton Fine Whiskey
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Galeton Fine Whiskey. White enamel lettering, clear fifth backbar whiskey bottle. Raised white enamel. Minor blemish to the W of whiskey. No records f
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r********e.. for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
 
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H.B. Hauchy Bar Whiskey Token1175 - H.B. Hauchy Bar Whiskey Token
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 10c trade token for the H.B. Auchy Saloon in Philadelphia PA. It is unusual because it is a token for bar whiskey and not a name brand or "dr...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (45.00 + 8.10) x 1 = 53.10
 
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Rare Washington Taylor Whiskey Flask1176 - Rare Washington Taylor Whiskey Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Washington Taylor whiskey flask in deep puce/purple. Open Pontil. Slope shoulder applied top. 7.5" tall, 4.5" wide, 2" deep. &qu...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to b*****r for (3,100.00 + 558.00) x 1 = 3,658.00
 
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A. Weinberg Tacoma, W. T. Coffin Flask1177 - A. Weinberg Tacoma, W. T. Coffin Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A. Weinberg, Tacoma, W. T. (Washington Territory). Half pint clear coffin whiskey flask. Initials "A W" embossed in center. Unlisted in Th...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p********n for (650.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 767.00
 
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Paul Garrett's Special Beer Tray1178 - Paul Garrett's Special Beer Tray
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Virginia Dare, Garrett and Company, Paul Garrett's Special, Norfolk, Virginia and St. Louis Missouri. Beer tray, The scene in the bottom is of h...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g********s for (400.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 472.00
 
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Foreign Wine Stock Certificates1179 - Foreign Wine Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 items. 1) Cherdon Wine & Champagne Company Limited, stock no. 3. It as issued to a John Chickele Plowder of London for 200 shares on Oc...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
 
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Hand Painted Whiskey Flasks1180 - Hand Painted Whiskey Flasks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful hand-painted pair of strap sided pint whiskey flasks, circa 1885. The pair are hand painted with multicolor flower patterns, with the initia
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********e for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Two Whiskey Bottles in Wicker1181 - Two Whiskey Bottles in Wicker
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pair of double roll inside screw amber whiskey bottles in wicker with handles. The amber bottles are the approximate size of the USA hospital bottles.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to f***r for (70.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 82.60
 
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Saloon Trade Cards1182 - Saloon Trade Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 5 saloon advertising trade cards, all circa 1880 to 1900. Only one of the trade cards has advertising on the back. The saloons are from Illin
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****1 for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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Two Telluride Bottles, Beer and Medicine1183 - Two Telluride Bottles, Beer and Medicine
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Two Telluride bottles. City Bottling Works Telluride, Colorado. Back side, "This Bottle Not To Be Sold". Aqua to limegreen, crown top bee...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to g******6 for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
 
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Two Different Embossed Nevada Bottles.1184 - Two Different Embossed Nevada Bottles.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different embossed Nevada bottles. Folsom Dairy Milk Route, Carson City. Clear court, a beauty. Wielands Bottling Works Reno, Nevada. Four piece m
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to W*****h for (160.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 188.80
 
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Green Amber Cone Ink1185 - Green Amber Cone Ink
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful green amber cone ink with open pontil. "X" embossed n the bottom. 2.25" diameter at base, 2.25" tall. Bright and vibra...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*****1 for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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First Higgins Ink1186 - First Higgins Ink
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Aqua 7.5" tall "Chas. M. Higgins & Co., New York" "16oz" with original paper label in recessed band in the center. 3&qu...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Harkness Fire Destroyer Grenade1187 - Harkness Fire Destroyer Grenade
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spectacular "Harkness Fire Destroyer" grenade [ribbed glass bottle form hand fire grenade]. 6.5" tall, body 4"in diameter. This ...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to p********e for (7,500.00 + 1,125.00) x 1 = 8,625.00
 
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Bottle Advertising Covers1188 - Bottle Advertising Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 advertising covers for bottle products. All post 1900. All but three covers have color vignettes or advertising. Products include seven food covers
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 4*****W for (110.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 129.80
 
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Canary Yellow Sandwich Glass Candle Holder1189 - Canary Yellow Sandwich Glass Candle Holder
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful canary yellow Sandwich glass single candle holder. 7 1/2 inches tall and base 3 3/4 inches wide. This is a choice rare color for sandwich gl
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f***r for (75.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 88.50
 
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Aqua Pepper Sauce Bottle1190 - Aqua Pepper Sauce Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice unusual aqua pepper sauce bottle, with five stars embossed on each of three panels and fancy coil embossing along each of the four edges. Graph
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (350.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 413.00
 
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Desktop Inkwell Collection1191 - Desktop Inkwell Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Desktop inkwell collection. Four different desktop inkwells, three with original fitted bases. All from the collection of Reno attorney Wayne Mortimer
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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"I Got My Fill at Jakes" Pumpkinseed Flask1192 - "I Got My Fill at Jakes" Pumpkinseed Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early Pumpkinseed Flask. One of the all time great bottles. With original CDV c1870,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to o******x for (750.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 885.00
 
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Lyons Powder Bottle, #31193 - Lyons Powder Bottle, #3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lyons powder. B and P New York. Open Pontil. Deep green. 4.25" tall. These little bottles are very popular here on the West Coast, and are ofte...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********e for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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