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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Gold Rush Books (3) [156297]1550 - Gold Rush Books (3) [156297]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three books related to gold rushes. A) Klondike Kate: The Life and Legend of Kitty Rockwell, the Queen of the Yukon by Ellis Lucia. Published by Hasti
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mining Books, 2 [156184]1551 - Mining Books, 2 [156184]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Saloon on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier by West. De Re Metalica by Hoover, 1950. Translated reprint from 1912, 638pp with index. Date: Cou
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western Mining Publication Group [150596]1552 - Western Mining Publication Group [150596]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Copper, Green and Silver by Powell. From the Ground Up by Lind. Virginia City. The Chequamegon by Allen. North Butte Mining annual reports c. 1914-25
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Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to e*********s for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Gold Mining Publications; 1990s-2000s [146936]1553 - Gold Mining Publications; 1990s-2000s [146936]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten publications mostly related to gold mining and the Gold Rush. A) Christie's Gold Rush Treasures from the SS Central America auction catalog ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Brown's Assaying, Third Edition [139120]1554 - Brown's Assaying, Third Edition [139120]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Manual of Assaying. Gold, Silver, Copper, and Lead Ores, with one colored plate and ninety-four illustrations on wood. By Walter Lee Brown, B.SC., Thi
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mining Gold from British Columbia to Mexico in Photos [140389]1555 - Mining Gold from British Columbia to Mexico in Photos [140389]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains three photos depicting the mining processes: "Washing god" in Vancouver, British Columbia, the backside of the matted ph...
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Start Price : 95.00 | Estimate : 190.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mining Publications and Reports [156623]1556 - Mining Publications and Reports [156623]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of publications and reports related to mining. Includes Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies, Practical Short Cuts in Milling and
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Statistics of Mines and Mining West of the Rocky Mountains [104599]1557 - Statistics of Mines and Mining West of the Rocky Mountains [104599]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Key reference volume. 805pp with index. Spine missing, boards detached Date: 1870 Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Statistics and Technology of the Precious Metals [86649]1558 - Statistics and Technology of the Precious Metals [86649]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover and an important reference. 541pp with index to precious metals. Cover has edge wear Date: 1885 Country (if not USA): State: City: P
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Estimate : 60.00 - 250.00
Sold to S****2 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Production of Gold and Silver In The US by Leech, 1892 [154529]1559 - Production of Gold and Silver In The US by Leech, 1892 [154529]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Report of the Mint 1893. 260pp with index. Front fly page creased and torn. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Twentieth Annual report of the United States Geological Survey, 1898-1899: [119494]1560 - Twentieth Annual report of the United States Geological Survey, 1898-1899: [119494]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 1. Twentieth Annual report of the United States Geological Survey, 1898-1899. Part III - Precious - Metal Mining Districts. Washington Governme
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Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to S****2 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Mineral and Gold Rush Books (3) [571568]1561 - Mineral and Gold Rush Books (3) [571568]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
THE MINERAL INDUSTRY, ITS STATISTICS, TECHNOLOGY AND TRADE FOR 1895, ANNUAL VOL. IV. by Rothwell, hardcover 849pp with index and advertising, front co
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Copper Manual; 1899 [153038]1562 - Copper Manual; 1899 [153038]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Copper Manual. Copper Mines, Copper Statistics, Copper Shares and A Summary of Information on Copper, Etc. by D. Houston & Co. Metal Brokers, Ne...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Copper Handbook Volume 10 by Stevens [127648]1563 - Copper Handbook Volume 10 by Stevens [127648]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 1910-11 publication of mining and copper mining around the world published by Paine, Webber and compiled by Horace J. Stevens_x005F Pages are in ver
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Mineral Industry; 1892-1926 [146772]1564 - The Mineral Industry; 1892-1926 [146772]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Mineral Industry, Its Statistic, Technology, and Trade published by the Scientific Publishing Company. Volume I (1892, three copies), Volume III (
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Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to S****2 for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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"The First World Flight" by Lowell Thomas [135863]1565 - "The First World Flight" by Lowell Thomas [135863]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Account of the first around the world flight as told to Lowell Thomas by the participants, Lieutenants Smith, Nelson, Wade, Arnold, Harding and Ogden.
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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"The Johnston Horror or Valley of Death," by James Herbert Walker [136852]1566 - "The Johnston Horror or Valley of Death," by James Herbert Walker [136852]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 503 pages, 5 x 8 inches, front cover detached. Date: 1889 Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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16th Annual Report on American Ethnology, 1894-95 [133268]1567 - 16th Annual Report on American Ethnology, 1894-95 [133268]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover. Refers to cliff dwellings, Tusayan Snake Ceremonies and Canyon de Chelly. 326pp with index. Both boards are detaching. Date: Country (if
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Agriculture Books (9) [150494]1568 - Agriculture Books (9) [150494]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture 1910, 1912, 1927, 1940, 1943-47, reports on meat and produce. Food and Life 1939 by USDA. Ropp's New C...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Alfred E. Smith Books (2) [150363]1569 - Alfred E. Smith Books (2) [150363]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Progressive Democracy, speeches and state papers by Moskowitz, 392pp with index. Up to Now, an Autobiography, 434pp with index. Smith was an American
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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American Antiquarian Society Proceedings (12) [150608]1570 - American Antiquarian Society Proceedings (12) [150608]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 annual proceedings with obits, American children's books, report of the librarian, index. 1917-18, 1919, 1933, 1938-41, 1943, 1961-62, 1967, ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 500.00
 
 
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American Book Collector (9) [150621]1571 - American Book Collector (9) [150621]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 volumes of American Book Collector. 1954-72. Collecting of old and then new books. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: S
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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American Catalogue, 5 [151273]1572 - American Catalogue, 5 [151273]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The American Catalogue 1876-1900, 5 volumes. An index of books in print and for sale. 1895-1900 has detached boards. Library of Congress, A List of Ge
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 600.00
 
 
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American Potters & Pottery by John Ramsay Copy [160044]1573 - American Potters & Pottery by John Ramsay Copy [160044]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a researcher's copy of "American Potters & Pottery" by John Ramsay originally published in 1939. A Xerox copy. 285 pp. inc...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Americana Book & Pamphlet Cross-section [131281]1574 - Americana Book & Pamphlet Cross-section [131281]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About (12) pieces, includes Weiland Hardware Catalog, 1936. About (5) issues of the "Mother's Assistant," 1850's. Ringling Bros. C...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography Vols. 1-6 [63138]1575 - Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography Vols. 1-6 [63138]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 hardcover volumes , includes many engravings and signatures of famous Americans. Date: 1889 Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Archeology of the Eastern United States by Griffin [150441]1576 - Archeology of the Eastern United States by Griffin [150441]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover with attractive binding, 1952. Early archeology of the USA. Many illustrations. Corner water stains. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Arizona and New Mexico Ghost Town Books (4) [156375]1577 - Arizona and New Mexico Ghost Town Books (4) [156375]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Two copies of Ghost Towns of Arizona by James E. and Barbara H. Sherman. Maps by Don Percious. Published by University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. Aut
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Arizona and New Mexico Ghost Town Books (8) [156373]1578 - Arizona and New Mexico Ghost Town Books (8) [156373]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Four copies of Ghost Towns of Arizona by James E. and Barbara H. Sherman. Maps by Don Percious. Published by University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. Au
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Autograph and Manuscript References(2) and F. Remington Illustration Book [150675]1579 - Autograph and Manuscript References(2) and F. Remington Illustration Book [150675]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Books, Autographs and Manuscripts by Sotheby 1974. Autographs and Manuscripts: A Collectors Manual by Berkeley Jr. the illustrations of Frederic Remin
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Autographs & Manuscripts, Price Guides [138285]1580 - Autographs & Manuscripts, Price Guides [138285]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 paperback books: 1) Civil War Autographs & Manuscripts by Ronald Roy Seagrave, pp.396; 2) The Price Guide to Autographs by George Sande...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Aviation History- Blimps, Helicopters [108800]1581 - Aviation History- Blimps, Helicopters [108800]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven books on part of aviation history: Higher, Faster and Farther, Friedlander et al 1973; Balloons to Jets, Scamehorn, 1957; The Great Dirigibles,
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Estimate : 20.00 - 75.00
Sold to r*******2 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Barbed Wire and Bottle Books, 3 [156141]1582 - Barbed Wire and Bottle Books, 3 [156141]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 barbed wire books. The "Boobed Wire" III Bible by Glover. Barbed Wire, Identification Encyclopedia by Hagemeier, The Point of it All by ...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******n for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Barbed Wire Books, 3 [150592]1583 - Barbed Wire Books, 3 [150592]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2x The Wire That Fenced The West by McCallum. Before Barbed Wire by Felton. Illustrations of barbed wire types. Date: Country (if not USA): State
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Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
Sold to b*******n for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Bechtel  Engineering Co. Project Books, Autographed [131481]1584 - Bechtel Engineering Co. Project Books, Autographed [131481]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two books published specifically for Bechtel Corp. based in San Francisco. The Canol Project, 1942-1944, published 1945 signed by inscription S. D. Be
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Before I Sleep...The Last Days of Dr. Tom Dooley by Monahan [150296]1585 - Before I Sleep...The Last Days of Dr. Tom Dooley by Monahan [150296]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 1961 with jacket(small spine tear). Dooley was an American doctor who worked in Southeast Asia near the beginning the Vietnam War. 275pp.
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Belle Brittan on a Tour, 1858 [156152]1586 - Belle Brittan on a Tour, 1858 [156152]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Belle Brittan on a Tour, at Newport, and Here and There. Published by Derby and Jackson in 1858. This is a Gold Rush period tour of the eastern United
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Biographies, Mostly US, 7 [159009]1587 - Biographies, Mostly US, 7 [159009]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 mostly US biographies. Unholy Alliance by Sekulow and signed by author. Dancing for Diaghilev, The Memoirs of Lydia Sokolova. American Pioneers and
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Biography Series (Incomplete) (5) [150626]1588 - Biography Series (Incomplete) (5) [150626]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Encyclopedia of American Biography Vol XXI-spine damaged and detached, 1925. Encyclopedia of American Biography Volume XIII 1941. Charles Kingsley Vo
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Bird Books (3) [158263]1589 - Bird Books (3) [158263]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different books related to birds. Some scare copies. A) A Complete Field Guide to Nests in the United States Including Those of Birds, Mammals,
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to r*******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Book of Life & Character of Samuel Sullivan Cox [63414]1590 - Book of Life & Character of Samuel Sullivan Cox [63414]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardback book of Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Samuel Sullivan Cox, April 19, 1890, a representative from New York, pp.264. Slight f
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Book Plates and Vintage Poetry Book [124533]1591 - Book Plates and Vintage Poetry Book [124533]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes two book plates 8"x 10" and a book of poems entitled Woodland Echoes by J. Brodie-Innes' BA, Illustrated by George C. Haite. ...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*******2 for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Books About Carriages, 4 [156183]1592 - Books About Carriages, 4 [156183]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 books about carriages. American Horse-drawn Vehicles by Rittenhouse, Illustrated Catalogue of Carriages by Cook, historic vehicles in miniature: the
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Books about Poetry and Tales of the Pioneers [116411]1593 - Books about Poetry and Tales of the Pioneers [116411]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a group of four books about poetry and tales of the pioneers. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Books of Antiques, Life Magazine 50th Ann. [110539]1594 - Books of Antiques, Life Magazine 50th Ann. [110539]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot containing the Life Magazine 50 years, The New York Times, and the Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques. Date: Country (if not USA): S
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Books of the South [150375]1595 - Books of the South [150375]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bulletin of the Virginia State Library 1916, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1939, 1946. Notes on Southside Virginia 1925 by Watson, about this agricultural a
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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British Fire Books (4) [150483]1596 - British Fire Books (4) [150483]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 hardcovers recalling big British fires and responders. London's Burning by Bedford, A History of the British Fire Service by Blackstone, The G...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Cabin and Lodge Books (3) [158260]1597 - Cabin and Lodge Books (3) [158260]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different books about cabins or lodges. A) Great Lodges of the West by Christing Barnes with photography by Fred Pflughoft and David Morris. Pub
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Castle Books (4) [159046]1598 - Castle Books (4) [159046]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four coffee table sized books about castles. Titles include Castles by Charles W.C. Oman, American Castles: A Guide to the Architecture and Furnishing
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Catalogs: VICTORIAN IMAGES Trade Card  Auctions (51 Issues) [143834]1599 - Catalogs: VICTORIAN IMAGES Trade Card Auctions (51 Issues) [143834]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#'s 3 to 61, Sept. 18, 1992 to Sept. 20, 2004 - Publ. by Russ Mascieri, Marlton, New Jersey. This first class publication was the best source a...
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Start Price : 130.00 | Estimate : 260.00 - 600.00
 
 
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