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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Butte Area Mine Ephemera (3) [128203]1500 - Butte Area Mine Ephemera (3) [128203]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three pieces of ephemera from Butte, Montana mines. Included is a report, dated November 23, 1887, from the office of the secretary of the Black Pine
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Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
Sold to S****2 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Two Copies of Letter Endorsed by Marcus Daly (2) [128198]1501 - Two Copies of Letter Endorsed by Marcus Daly (2) [128198]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two copies of a letter sent to "The Friends of Silver" dated June 28th, 1893, inviting interested and influential parties to meet in conve...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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AIME Transactions, Montana Volume [150427]1502 - AIME Transactions, Montana Volume [150427]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1914 first edition, Montana. Discussions of the Butte Meeting 1913 relating to the geology and resources of Montana. 970pp with index. Date
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Deer Lodge Placer Mining Maps/Patents [50404]1503 - Deer Lodge Placer Mining Maps/Patents [50404]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pages with color map of claims. 1905 certified copies of an 1880 Plat for Robert S. Kelley and company's claims in Deer Lodge County. 13&quo...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Helena & Victor Mining Ephemera [140421]1504 - Helena & Victor Mining Ephemera [140421]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A time book and correspondence from the Helena & Victor Mining Company of Helena, Montana, from the 1880's. Please see photos for more detai...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Helena Mine Patent Claims Booklets (2) [140513]1505 - Helena Mine Patent Claims Booklets (2) [140513]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of patented claim booklets of mines within 25 miles of the city of Helena. Booklets appear to be unused. Please see photos for more detail and
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Surprise Mine, Jefferson County Cross Reference Book [140775]1506 - Surprise Mine, Jefferson County Cross Reference Book [140775]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardbound book. 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. Stapled binding, cover spine partially torn. Full title reads Cross Section Book 375 and contains handwritten re
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Marysville Mine Time Books (2) [140441]1507 - Marysville Mine Time Books (2) [140441]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a duo of time books kept by the foreman at their St. Louis Mining and Milling Company in Marysville, Montana, dated 1892. Nice relic of the st
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Marysville Mine Letterheads (Approx. 90) [140437]1508 - Marysville Mine Letterheads (Approx. 90) [140437]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately ninety (90) letterheads connected with mines in the Marysville Mining District in Montana. Included letterheads are from The Rose Densmo
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Garnet Gold Mining Lawsuit Documents [146268]1509 - Garnet Gold Mining Lawsuit Documents [146268]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 25 assorted legal documents related to Garnet Gold Mines v. Anaconda and others, and against Garnet. Legal fees, payroll, answer, prospectus hel
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to S****2 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Assay List of Eagle Group of Mines of Montana [140154]1510 - Assay List of Eagle Group of Mines of Montana [140154]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Assay list of Eagle Group of Mines Tesla Claim, followed by a report on the prospects for the venture. Also five pages of maps to the properties. Dat
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Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to S****2 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Montana Stock Ledger-Copper King Mining Company [145359]1511 - Montana Stock Ledger-Copper King Mining Company [145359]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock ledger book, approx. 8.5 x 14 inches, recording the names of shareholders and the dates of their stock transactions. Earliest year found is 1900
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana U.S.G.S. Publications (2) [143829]1512 - Montana U.S.G.S. Publications (2) [143829]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Geology & Ore Deposits of the Elkhorn Mining District Jefferson Co., 22nd Ann. Report, Part II, by Walter H. Weed 21 plates, (2 in pocket), 7...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Montana Mining Archive [145569]1513 - Montana Mining Archive [145569]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miscellaneous Montana mining lot. Mining and Scientific Press newspaper 1894; The Electrical Engineer (Harnessing the Missouri River near Helena) 1898
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to O*********n for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Montana Mining Document Assortment [146267]1514 - Montana Mining Document Assortment [146267]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 assorted Montana mining documents from Elkhorn Mining, Alice Gold and Silver, Gold Hill Milling, Block P, Helena Mining, Flathead Lake Club,
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t******2 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Montana Mining Letters with Famous Montana Folks [55556]1515 - Montana Mining Letters with Famous Montana Folks [55556]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) 1886 letter from Omaha & Grant Smelting & Refining Co. to Henry Knippenberg, who was the general manager of the Hecla Mining ...
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Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
Sold to P*****8 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Montana Mining Publications Collection (15) [150134]1516 - Montana Mining Publications Collection (15) [150134]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 publications related to Montana mining. Collection includes 8 US Geological Survey journals dated 1905 - 1914, plus 1966, describing survey
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Tiny Mining Camps, Ranches & Outposts Correspondence [141140]1517 - Tiny Mining Camps, Ranches & Outposts Correspondence [141140]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 100 or more pieces of correspondence datelined from about 50 different places in Montana that did not have post offices, such that we could easi
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Montana and Illinois Mining Maps [148107]1518 - Montana and Illinois Mining Maps [148107]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two maps of mines in Montana and Illinois. Both maps are original pen and ink maps. A) Map of an unnamed mine in Silver Bow County, Montana sur
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana Mining Books [146808]1519 - Montana Mining Books [146808]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
61 Montana mining books, mostly hardcover. Mine Exam Questions and Answers Pt2 by Beard, Letter from the Secretary 1881 by Burchard-missing both board
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Montana Southern Mining Company Original Correspondence (250+) [140694]1520 - Montana Southern Mining Company Original Correspondence (250+) [140694]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Complete alphabetical file of original Montana Southern Mining Company business correspondence from 1938-39 between Mont. Southern MC and several diff
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Eureka County Report of Mine Production 2nd Q, 1874 [110187]1521 - Eureka County Report of Mine Production 2nd Q, 1874 [110187]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original report of mine proceeds. This report lists 27 producing mines in alpha order. Eureka Consolidated was the largest producer at $245,035. The R
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Tonopah Mining Agreement Papers [127001]1522 - Tonopah Mining Agreement Papers [127001]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Agreement papers drawn up between Kirk Smith & W.J. Gomm. It concerns a mining operation in Nye County, Nevada. This six page document has all t...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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California State Telegraph Company from William Lent to HH Day [102253]1523 - California State Telegraph Company from William Lent to HH Day [102253]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Territorial. Includes a California State Telegraph envelope address to Day. Telegram is dated July 6, 1864. "Send no more bars to Theall, loss ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Walker Lake Copper Mining & Smelting Co. Prospectus [77336]1524 - Walker Lake Copper Mining & Smelting Co. Prospectus [77336]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Walker Lake Copper Mining & Smelting Co. / The Thorne Copper Mining & Reduction Co. Promoted by the Patrick Investment Company (who prom...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Nevada and Great Basin Books (6) [86646]1525 - Nevada and Great Basin Books (6) [86646]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
USGS bulletin 612 The Overland Route-fair condition, Boom Towns of the Great Basin by Robertson, Mainstream of America by Stone, Ghost Town by Dane, b
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nevada Mine Property Reports [135038]1526 - Nevada Mine Property Reports [135038]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 1 cubic foot of technical mining reports on Nevada properties. Includes The Black Hawk in Pershing County; Floating test for Consolidated Copper
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 1,200.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Six Nevada Mining Booklets [144319]1527 - Six Nevada Mining Booklets [144319]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Some Mining Districts of Northeastern California and Northwestern Nevada by Hill. Hardcover, rebound from soft cover. About 10 fold out color maps.
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Engineering & Mining Journal, Volume 78 [131662]1528 - Engineering & Mining Journal, Volume 78 [131662]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published weekly out of New York, volume 78 July-December, 1904, bound into 26 issues totaling 1,056 pages, with index. Is hard bound and measures 1...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to S****2 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Frisco, Beaver County, Utah Mining Archive [123843]1529 - Frisco, Beaver County, Utah Mining Archive [123843]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1879. Twelve items. Assay documents from the Pioneer Ore sampling Mill in Sand Station. Three William A. Hodge Certificates of assay. Two 'Bingh...
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Estimate : 130.00 - 400.00
Sold to F*********h for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Hand Drawn Utah State Land Patent Maps [59731]1530 - Hand Drawn Utah State Land Patent Maps [59731]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8.5" x 11" hand drawn and colored map of a Utah land patent showing Sanpete Co. and Salt Co. land. Date: c1918 Country (if not USA): S...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Northport Smelting & Refining Co. Bank Balance Ledger [127991]1531 - Northport Smelting & Refining Co. Bank Balance Ledger [127991]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a ledger for banking from the Northport Smelting and Refining Company. It's in rough but readable shape. The Northport Mining and Smelti...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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The Miner, Chemist and Engineer program booklet on mining in Washington state 1938 [120615]1532 - The Miner, Chemist and Engineer program booklet on mining in Washington state 1938 [120615]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a program booklet outlining three days of activities on mining in Washington State at Wenatchee in 1938. 23 pages in very good condition. 6 x
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Estimate : 40.00 - 140.00
Sold to S****2 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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U.S. Geologic Survey books Wyoming mining [116414]1533 - U.S. Geologic Survey books Wyoming mining [116414]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a group of mining books detailing the area of Wyoming in 1912. At lease ten books, see the photos for details. Date: Country (if not USA):
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Yukon Gold Company 1935 Annual Report [112098]1534 - Yukon Gold Company 1935 Annual Report [112098]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
By the end of 1935, the Yukon Gold Company no longer had gold operations in the Klondike, but active tin mining in Malaysia. This 8 1/2 x 11 inch rep
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to S****2 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Sidney Gold Mining Co. Corporate Minutes, 1898 [62809]1535 - Sidney Gold Mining Co. Corporate Minutes, 1898 [62809]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting group of two documents for this mining company based in Buffalo, NY, and incorporated in West Virginia. 1898. Bylaws, typed, 7pp; corporat
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Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to w*****s for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Minister of Mines Annual Report British Columbia [140387]1536 - Minister of Mines Annual Report British Columbia [140387]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains three annual reports of mining activities for British Columbia, 1908, 1909,and 1914. Gold and coal mainly reported. These copies are
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Three Interesting British Columbia Mining Related Pieces [130463]1537 - Three Interesting British Columbia Mining Related Pieces [130463]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Atlin Silver Lead Mines, report by Catlin & Pope of New York. 1925. Four extra large pages; 2) 1925 summary report of the Silver-Lead deposit...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nanaimo and Westminster Mining District Map 1906 [121155]1538 - Nanaimo and Westminster Mining District Map 1906 [121155]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a map depicting the Nanaimo and Westminster Mining District of 1906, scale is 4 statute miles=1 in. completed by the Canada Dept. of Mines Geo
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 280.00
 
 
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Pueblo Viejo Mine in the Dominican Republic Photographs [37675]1539 - Pueblo Viejo Mine in the Dominican Republic Photographs [37675]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of about 10 photos of the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican republic about 1975. Date: c1975 Country (if not USA): Dominican Republic State:
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Mexico Mining Company Reports; 1909, 1924, 1931 [146088]1540 - Mexico Mining Company Reports; 1909, 1924, 1931 [146088]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four reports from various mining companies in Mexico. A) Reports of Mining Engineers on the Mulatos Mines Belonging to the Rey Del Oro Mining Company
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Start Price : 130.00 | Estimate : 260.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Mining ephemera reports [84622]1541 - Mining ephemera reports [84622]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pamphlets and one prospectus printed by the Securities Corp of New York between 1909-10. All are in excellent condition and in protective sleeves.
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 75.00
 
 
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ASARCO Safety Bulletins (3) and Daniel Jackling Book [86465]1542 - ASARCO Safety Bulletins (3) and Daniel Jackling Book [86465]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 ASARCO Safety Bulletins 1916-17, hardcover Daniel Cowan Jackling 1954 Rotunda book with foldout Jackling photo. Date: Country (if not USA): Sta
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering [122708]1543 - Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering [122708]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight volumes of Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering by the Chicago American School of Correspondence 1909. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Dept. of Interior Geological Survey on Coal and Oil 1912 [116410]1544 - Dept. of Interior Geological Survey on Coal and Oil 1912 [116410]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a survey book printed by the US Geological Survey of Coal and Oil exploration dated 1912. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Pr
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mail Order Co. Mining & Oil Stock Sales, c1902 [62863]1545 - Mail Order Co. Mining & Oil Stock Sales, c1902 [62863]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of correspondence, about 8pcs, from the Mayne C. Parker Co. of Philadelphia soliciting the sale of stock in various mining and oil companies. Th
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Milling Equipment Booklets from Marcy Mills and Hardinge  [108697]1546 - Milling Equipment Booklets from Marcy Mills and Hardinge [108697]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are two booklets describing the design, function, and operation of two different types of milling equipment for ore separation. No dates of publ
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mineral Resource Books (2) [132417]1547 - Mineral Resource Books (2) [132417]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) U.S. Geological Survey by Charles D. Walcott- Director. Mineral Resources of the United States-1902. Washington Printing Office 1904. 2) U.S. Geolo
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mining Books and Ephemera [76516]1548 - Mining Books and Ephemera [76516]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Philadelphia Smelting and Refining 1897? assay report, Dawson YT 1905 Margaret Barrett savings bank note. Hardcover Deep Enough by Crampton 281pp, Har
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 30.00
 
 
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Gold and Silver Reference Books (4) [158262]1549 - Gold and Silver Reference Books (4) [158262]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different reference books related to gold, silver, and gems. A) Dictionary of Gems and Gemology by Robert M. Shipley. Sixth edition. Published i
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Estimate : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to v******p for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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