A Collector's New Year: Philatelic, Americana, & Dealer Auction

Auction Details

A Special Two-Day Auction Event Featuring

*Featuring Both Old & New Items from the Gary Bracken Collection, Ken Prag Collection, Stuart MacKenzie Collection, & Others

~Over 1,500 Lots~

Including Civil War, Indian Territory, Kansas, & Missouri Covers from the Bracken Collection and California & Oregon Postcards from the Prag Collection

*General Americana *Stocks *Philatelic *Books *Mining *Sports

*Bargain & Dealer Lots including Colorado & Montana Billhead & Mining Archives from the Gary Bracken Collection and Stuart MacKenzie Collection

*Reduced opening prices on EVERY lot in the sale!

Welcome, collectors, to a new year of exciting auctions!

Our 2023 New Year's resolution is to continue to bring fantastic history at auction to collectors, dealers, and institutions around the world. And we hope you have resolved to keep building your collections and/or dealer inventories!

As a big thank you for an incredible 2022 year of auctions, we've created a special "auto-pilot" auction with reduced start prices and a whole bunch of great material for our beginning to intermediate collectors and/or Americana dealers.

You'll find a mix of new and old items, including new philatelic goodies from the Bracken Collection and Prag Collection, and new collections of books and historical resources. You'll also find tons of Americana including Montana and Colorado paper and check archives from the Stuart MacKenzie Collection and Bracken Collection.

This is an "auto-pilot" auction, so there won't be an auctioneer or audio/video feed. But you will be able to log into an auction console, place live bids, and watch the progression of the auction, just like in our other sales.

If you have any questions or need help placing an absentee bid, please call our office at 775-851-1859

Everyone at Holabird's wishes you a safe and Happy New Year!

And stay tuned because many more exciting items are coming to the collecting market in 2023!

--The Holabird Team--

So how does our auto-pilot auction work?

*Just like normal, you can start bidding absentee right now on iCollector. We can also help you register and place absentee bids for you. Give our office a call at 775-851-1859.

*On the day of the auction (January 7th and 8th), you'll be able to join the live auction console, place bids, and watch the lots progress. (But there won't be an audio/video feed or person on a podium).

*Once a lot opens, there will be a 20 second countdown.

*If a bid is placed during this countdown, the timer is reset to 20 seconds. Each live bid resets the timer!

*Once the countdown runs out, the lot will be sold, and the next lot will come up with the same settings.

It's up to you--the bidders--to keep the action going! But we'll be watching and cheering you on!


Auction Schedule

Session 1, January 7th, 2023, Lots 1000-1751
General Americana (1000-1455)
Geo. Sort (1000-1403)
Jewelry (1404-1420)
Sports (1421-1455)
Mining (1456-1564)
General Books (1565-1751)

Session 2, January 8th, 2023, Lots 2000-2774
Philatelic (2000-2480)
Covers & Stamps feat. Indian Territory, Kansas, & Missouri Covers from Bracken Collection (2000-2197)
Postcards feat. Foreign, California, & Oregon from Prag Collection (2198-2481)
Stocks & Bonds (2481-2774)
Mining (2481-2608)
Railroad (2609-2629)
Misc. (2630-2774)
SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Alaska History Books, 5 [150594]1000 - Alaska History Books, 5 [150594]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Glacier Pilot by Day. Glaciers of North America by Ferguson. Bush Pilots by Mills. Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883. The Alaskan Journal, a 1986 Collection.
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Handcolored Early Alaska Photographs Pair [138995]1001 - Handcolored Early Alaska Photographs Pair [138995]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of two. 1.) 6x8-inches, of a person with a 6-dog sled framed, Fairbanks, 1939 2.) 4x9.5 inches framed hand colored with gilt totem pole in Sitka,
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Letterhead of Queen Lodge No. 6 A. O. U. W. [137570]1002 - Letterhead of Queen Lodge No. 6 A. O. U. W. [137570]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
June 6, 1906 letterhead of "Queen Lodge No. 6, A.O.U.W. Letter concerns the illness of a member in New Mexico. The Ancient Order of United Wor...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Stereoview of Yuma Late 19th Century [137356]1003 - Stereoview of Yuma Late 19th Century [137356]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photo is a period copy photograph not from original negative. Showing railroad tracks and buildings. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Arizona
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******e for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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War Dept. Telegram, 1878 [157873]1004 - War Dept. Telegram, 1878 [157873]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Indian War telegram. War Dept, to Tucson, the first year of telegrams to southern Arizona re: freight on salt. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Arizona Books, 5 [156218]1005 - Arizona Books, 5 [156218]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Arizona books. Arizona Place Names by Granger, binding tape repairs. Brand Book 7 of the Tucson Corral of the Westerners by Chidester. Street Fight
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********t.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Arizona Ephemera Group [157893]1006 - Arizona Ephemera Group [157893]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of four pieces of miscellaneous ephemera from Arizona. Includes letterhead from Lord & Williams Co., a general merchandise store in Tucson...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to g******t for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Arizona History Books (7) [156296]1007 - Arizona History Books (7) [156296]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of seven books about Arizona history. Titles include Gun Notches by Captain Thomas H. Rynning as told by Al Cohn and Joe Chisholm (autographed),
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to r*****r for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Arizona History Books (8) [156163]1008 - Arizona History Books (8) [156163]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Rim of Christendom: A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino by Herbery Eugene Bolton. Published in 1960. 644 pages. B) Gila Monsters and Red-Eyed Rat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Arizona Proof Plate Photos by Sherman, 2 [156226]1009 - Arizona Proof Plate Photos by Sherman, 2 [156226]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Arizona proof plate photos by James Sherman. Fenced Charleston, AZ tombstone and Kofa, AZ hill. Frames 17x21". Date: Country (if not USA):...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Burro Wood Train Cabinet Photograph [137352]1010 - Burro Wood Train Cabinet Photograph [137352]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cabinet photo of "Burro Wood Train, near Nogales, Ariz." by B.F. K. Rives. Showing five well loaded burros with their Mexican handler in t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 350.00
Sold to b*******e for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Fireside Friend, 1888 [157870]1011 - Fireside Friend, 1888 [157870]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
November, 1888 The Fireside Friend. Rare issue #1. Buried Cities in Arizona, an earthquake. 12pp 6x8". Date: Country (if not USA): State: ...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to s**********1 for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Membership Certificate [107767]1012 - Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Membership Certificate [107767]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Certificate stating that William Mitchell is a member in good standing and has paid all dues to be transferred to any Post or Order. Dated May 2
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Arkansas Historical Assoc. Publications Vol 1 [150204]1013 - Arkansas Historical Assoc. Publications Vol 1 [150204]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1906, 509pp with index and TOC. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Arkansas City: Provenance: Stuart Mackenzie Montana Ephemera Co
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Photograph of the Old Homestead in Centerville, California [125594]1014 - Photograph of the Old Homestead in Centerville, California [125594]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an oval photograph, colorized, of an old homestead in Centerville, Ca. with the Hanscom family. C. 1890's. 20 in. X 14 in. Date: Coun...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to 6*********2 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Cloverdale, California Cabinet Card [135878]1015 - Cloverdale, California Cabinet Card [135878]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photograph of two-story white house surrounded by trees, labelled on the reverse in pencil as "Luther's place Cloverdale." 5.25 x 8.25...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Fresno history in print [115228]1016 - Fresno history in print [115228]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of print materials of Fresno at the turn of the last century; 1908-1956. There is the membership roster of Fresno County Chamber
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Fresno County Teacher Archive [115483]1017 - Fresno County Teacher Archive [115483]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11 pieces. Mini archive for Daisy O. Burkett, a Fresno County teacher who was educated at UC Berkeley c.1905-1912. Includes 6 university regist
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to w********A for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Grass Valley Advertising Blotters, 30 [157244]1018 - Grass Valley Advertising Blotters, 30 [157244]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
30 vintage Grass Valley 2 sided advertising blotters. Some have paper chips and pencil writing. 17.75x11.25". Date: Country (if not USA): ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to F*****a for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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A Tale of Two Cities Movie Photos (3) [157687]1019 - A Tale of Two Cities Movie Photos (3) [157687]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three photographs from the 1935 movie, A Tale of Two Cities, based on the Charles Dickens novel. The film starred Ronald Coleman and Elizabeth Allan.
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Hollywood Actor Autographs (3) [139133]1020 - Hollywood Actor Autographs (3) [139133]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three mounted, framed, and signed B&W photographs, one each from Hollywood actors Tony Perkins, Tab Hunter and Don Dubbins. Date: Coun...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Hollywood Library [115369]1021 - Hollywood Library [115369]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 23 pieces included; magazines, books, and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: California City: Hollywood Provenance:
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Hollywood Photos & The Family Circle Magazine (50) [139287]1022 - Hollywood Photos & The Family Circle Magazine (50) [139287]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 50. Included are 23 printed & signed B&W studio portraits of movie stars including Clark Gable, Fay Wray, Carol Lombard, George Raft,...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*****1 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Marion Davies Photographs (4) [157686]1023 - Marion Davies Photographs (4) [157686]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four photographs for Marion Davies in the 1924 film, Janice Merideth. This was a silent film about a romance set during the American Revolution. All p
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mickey Mouse Cartoon Film Reel, c. 1930s [158250]1024 - Mickey Mouse Cartoon Film Reel, c. 1930s [158250]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony Cartoons 8mm film reel in original box. This reel is for a Mickey Mouse short called "Mickey&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*******h for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Disney Souvenir Collection [141071]1025 - Disney Souvenir Collection [141071]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of various Disney-themed items, including eleven (11) strips of film to be used with The Disney-Land Projector (not included), a Mickey...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Hollywood Group, 1970s [139952]1026 - Miscellaneous Hollywood Group, 1970s [139952]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 50 pieces or so of various photographs, pressbooks, and posters from the 1970s. Includes Titles such as Don't Look in the Basement, A Matt...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Movie Posters (6) [139953]1027 - Movie Posters (6) [139953]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fun with Dick and Jane, Raphael, Macintosh & Cj, Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe, Jennifer, and Vanishing Wilderness. Date: Country ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Six Hollywood Publicity Shots [117340]1028 - Six Hollywood Publicity Shots [117340]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains five photographs, three of the same subject, Edgar A. Guest, known as "America's Poet." The others include actress P...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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The Private Life of Helen of Troy Photographs (6) [157683]1029 - The Private Life of Helen of Troy Photographs (6) [157683]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six mounted photographs from the movie, "The Private Life of Helen of Troy." This 1927 film was based on the book of the same name written...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Theatre and Hollywood Scrapbook Pair [137435]1030 - Theatre and Hollywood Scrapbook Pair [137435]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pair of large scrap books. 1.) 18x24" about 30 pages, c1889-1897 contains playbills, handbills, and advertising for plays, theatre and musical ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vintage Charles Naughton Movie Storyboard Mounts [101765]1031 - Vintage Charles Naughton Movie Storyboard Mounts [101765]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
26 mounted storyboard photos for a Pilgrim type movie. Most photos 7.25x9.25"."Charles John "Charlie" Naughton (21 April 1886, i...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Vintage Hollywood Autographs and Photos [158475]1032 - Vintage Hollywood Autographs and Photos [158475]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certified Billie Burke(Wizard of Oz good witch} clipped autograph, 1.5x4". 8x10" photos-Signed Junette Davis, Tom Mix, Masked Cowboy, Buck...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Vintage Hollywood Magazine Collection [139640]1033 - Vintage Hollywood Magazine Collection [139640]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large bundle of movie star magazines. Confidential from the 1950s (6); Photoplay; Motion Picture Magazine; Modern Screen; Popular Screen; Teen Screen;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to j******g for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Kern County Area Vintage Calendars, 2 [154544]1034 - Kern County Area Vintage Calendars, 2 [154544]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
LC Ross, Bakersfield, Cal. Pensive Moments, 1916, 12.5x6.25". Wm. D Creager, Coalinga, Cal. January, 1921. 19x9.5". Date: Country (if n...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Yosemite Trading Co. Archive (1980s-90s) [141161]1035 - Yosemite Trading Co. Archive (1980s-90s) [141161]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Archive of the Yosemite Trading Co. in Lee Vining owned by Briscoe Sanderson. Briscoe sold native American baskets and goods, plus everything related
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Choice Los Angeles Billheads & Letterheads [135259]1036 - Choice Los Angeles Billheads & Letterheads [135259]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. This is the best of the LA ephemera we sorted. Includes: 1898 letterhead from the Los Angeles Review to John Singleton, president of the Ye
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Estimate : 70.00 - 400.00
Sold to O*********n for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Directory of Manufacturing, LA County; 1931 [146594]1037 - Directory of Manufacturing, LA County; 1931 [146594]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Manufacturing Directory of Los Angeles County and District, 15th Edition, compiled and published by the Industrial Department of the Los Angeles
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Los Angeles History Lot, Book & Photos [109452]1038 - Los Angeles History Lot, Book & Photos [109452]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"La Reina - Los Angeles in Three Centuries" published in 1929 to commemorate the 40 anniversary of the Security Trust & Savings Bank o...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to R****e for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Los Angeles Main Street Photo and Menu [147736]1039 - Los Angeles Main Street Photo and Menu [147736]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice photo of Main Street, Los Angeles with Rosslyn Hotel in background. c. 1890-1900. 7.5x9.5". Old menu from Rosslyn Hotel. Date: Country ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Los Angeles Theatre Ephemera & Playbills [135811]1040 - Los Angeles Theatre Ephemera & Playbills [135811]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 80 items. 1) Seven booklets: Mason Opera House (c.1910); Auditorium Los Angeles (two copies, 1907); Belasco Theatre (c.1910); Orpheum (c.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to c********7 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Los Angeles, CA Ephemera [96051]1041 - Los Angeles, CA Ephemera [96051]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 25 items-receipts, power of attorney, electricity receipt, billheads, letterheads Date: c1867-1908 Country (if not USA): State: Californi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 90.00
Sold to y******e for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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UCLA 1968 Yearbook [160749]1042 - UCLA 1968 Yearbook [160749]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A very good year for UCLA sports as they won the basketball championship with Lew Alcindor, later know as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Gary Beban won the foot
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Vintage Shoe Brushes [131635]1043 - Vintage Shoe Brushes [131635]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three vintage horse hair brushes with DeBartolo Shoe Co. Los Angeles embossed on the wood portion of the brush. These measure 8.5"x 2.5" a...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sheriff's Bill for Fixing Jail, 1859 [157230]1044 - Sheriff's Bill for Fixing Jail, 1859 [157230]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Addressed to A. Wiederchein for fixing gate and putting on a lock, putting iron on cell, drilling holes, riveting and fixing cell door and hinges. Tot
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Napa, CA Ephemera [571533]1045 - Napa, CA Ephemera [571533]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Napa Hotel letterhead 1889. Tax Payer record for Napa Township, Capell Valley Improvements on blue paper. Signed by Napa tax collector. Date: 18
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Ledger of Peabody and Hall, 1866-69 [157908]1046 - Ledger of Peabody and Hall, 1866-69 [157908]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ledger of Peabody and Hall from Brush Creek, Nevada County, California. Contains a list of names of people or other businesses that paid or received m
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nevada County and Mother Lode Ephemera [157252]1047 - Nevada County and Mother Lode Ephemera [157252]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice assortment of Nevada County ephemera. Mt. St. Mary's Academy 1966 booklet, about 10 Trip Teaser-travel booklets. Nuggets of Nevada County H...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nevada County Estate Document, 1858 [157897]1048 - Nevada County Estate Document, 1858 [157897]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1858 Nevada County legal document related to the settlement of the estate of J.A. Nicholson. Robert Morrow is named as one of the administrators of th
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Framed & Signed Captain Satellite Picture [151124]1049 - Framed & Signed Captain Satellite Picture [151124]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Captain Satellite, played by Bob March, was an hour long live children's tv program in Oakland from 1958-68. This signed picture is framed in a...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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