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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Charles Lever's Works (3) [150287]1600 - Charles Lever's Works (3) [150287]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 illustrated hardcovers with attractive bindings. Vol. 1 Harry Lorrequer, Tom Burke of "Ours." Vol III Charles O'Malley and Jack Hint...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Children's Books (4) [158264]1601 - Children's Books (4) [158264]
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Four different children's books. A) The Christmas Bunny by Nicholas Mordvinoff and William Lipkind. Published in 1953. B) Bonanza: Treachery Tr...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Children's Books (5) [158408]1602 - Children's Books (5) [158408]
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Lot of five different children's books. Includes Derry: Airedale of the Frontier by Hubert Evans (1928), When Zeppelins Flew in pictures by Ken ...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Classic Literature, Miscellaneous Books (8) [76641]1603 - Classic Literature, Miscellaneous Books (8) [76641]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This interesting lot includes: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain; The Grafters by Francis Lynde; Three Lights from a Match by Leonard Nason; Pal
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Classic Works on Investment Strategies (4) [156070]1604 - Classic Works on Investment Strategies (4) [156070]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different books about investment strategies. A) Climate: The Key to Understanding Business Cycles, revised and edited by Michael Zahorchak. 256 p
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Coffee Table Book Group (9) [137428]1605 - Coffee Table Book Group (9) [137428]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of oversized books includes: MGM Grand presentation packet starring Michael Crawford and tickets 1995; Time 1968, 2008 with collectors cd i
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Collecting Books [156620]1606 - Collecting Books [156620]
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Books and other publications about collecting. Includes books on collecting Americana and historical documents, two different auction catalogs, some m
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Complete Angler by Izaak Walton [63311]1607 - Complete Angler by Izaak Walton [63311]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover and slip case, New York, Heritage Press, 1948 reprint of the famous original, 316pp. Fishing for trout, grayling, pike, carp and more. The e
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Coronado's Children by J. Frank Dobie, 1931 [156291]1608 - Coronado's Children by J. Frank Dobie, 1931 [156291]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie. Illustrated by Ben Carlton Mead. Published by ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Correspondence & Records, State Publishing Company in Helena, MT [147730]1609 - Correspondence & Records, State Publishing Company in Helena, MT [147730]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Correspondence & Records for State Publishing Company in Helena, MT. Within the cardboard case there are several tabs notating a list in alphabe...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Crown of Individuality by Jordan [150428]1610 - Crown of Individuality by Jordan [150428]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1909. Discusses the importance of individuality and explores the ways it can affect one's life and general happiness. 224pp. Date: ...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Cyrus Hall McCormick Books, 2 [150295]1611 - Cyrus Hall McCormick Books, 2 [150295]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 hardcovers. The Century of the Reaper by McCormick. Cyrus Hall McCormick by Hutchinson. He was American inventor and businessman who founded the McC
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Dime Novel and More Group [159611]1612 - Dime Novel and More Group [159611]
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Steamboat up the Missouri by White, Diary of Emily Dickinson by Fuller, Beverly Gray Sophomore by Blank, The Sign of the Candles by Keene, 45differen
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Doll Collecting Books (2) [132413]1613 - Doll Collecting Books (2) [132413]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. The Collectors Encyclopedia of Dolls. Crown Publishers, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: used. 1266 pages. 2) Creating Original Porcelain Dolls by Hild
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ecclesiastical & Religious Correspondence of Gladston, 2 Vols by Lathbury [150201]1614 - Ecclesiastical & Religious Correspondence of Gladston, 2 Vols by Lathbury [150201]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Volumes 1 and 2. 1910. Correspondence on Religion and Church. 445pp and 150202469pp with index. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prov
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Encyclopedia Britannica [105457]1615 - Encyclopedia Britannica [105457]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19 Encyclopedia Britannica includes Micropedia & Macropedia, includes both indexes. 20 Books in all. Dedicated by permission to Jimmy Car...
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Engineering Publications; 1886, 1888, 1894 [146579]1616 - Engineering Publications; 1886, 1888, 1894 [146579]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three engineering publications. A) 1886 publication about locomotives built in the United States and Europe. This publication has specifications and
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t******2 for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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English Literature Classics, Irving, Dickens, Scott, Holland [109453]1617 - English Literature Classics, Irving, Dickens, Scott, Holland [109453]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a treasury of classic English literature including David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens, missing the publisher information at the front of th
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Firearms Books [122309]1618 - Firearms Books [122309]
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Lot of 13 firearms and outdoors books: 1) Amber, John T. "Gun Digest 30th Anniversary 1976 Deluxe Edition." 1975. 447pp. Softcover/glue bo...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Browning Gun Catalog, St. Louis, Missouri [118712]1619 - Browning Gun Catalog, St. Louis, Missouri [118712]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twenty five pages showing the different models and features of Browning guns. Shotguns from 12 gauge to 20 gauge. Specifications and features listed.
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A Study of The Colt Single Action Army Revolver, pre-printing Primer by Graham, Kopec, Moore [1574461620 - A Study of The Colt Single Action Army Revolver, pre-printing Primer by Graham, Kopec, Moore [157446
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This fold-out portfolio appears to be a pre-printing primer of the book "A Study of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver" by Ron Graham, J...
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Guns and Old West Collectible Books (4) [156161]1621 - Guns and Old West Collectible Books (4) [156161]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Guns of the Old West: The Definitive Book on the Firearms that Opened the Frontier and Conquered the American West by Charles Edward Chapel. Publis
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Handloading and Hunting Books [160533]1622 - Handloading and Hunting Books [160533]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Can't get the velocity out of your old rifle? Can't find the old recipes for hot loads? Here are the books for you. Home Gun care and Repair...
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Fires at Sea Books (4) [150484]1623 - Fires at Sea Books (4) [150484]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Famous Fires by Cleverly 189pp, Fire Abroad by Rush brook-Prevention and Control of Fire in Ships and Port Installations, 480pp with index. Danger Fig
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Foreign Novels, 4 [150577]1624 - Foreign Novels, 4 [150577]
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Not Peace But a Sword by Sheean, Flynn of the Inland by Idriess. The Marital Adventures of Henry and Me by White. Vicar of Wakefield and Rasselas by G
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Forts in Books, 2 [156314]1625 - Forts in Books, 2 [156314]
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Frontier Forts of the West by Hart, 192pp with index. Bent's Old Fort by Moore, 144pp with index. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia Collection (28) [139791]1626 - Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia Collection (28) [139791]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
28 volumes, 1947. Small format books measuring 5 x 7 inches Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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General Literature Book Group [136010]1627 - General Literature Book Group [136010]
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Lot of eight books: "The Perfectly Good Cynic's Calendar" 1909; "Francois-Auguste Rodin" 1908, 189 pages; "The Institut...
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George Eliot's Poetry and Other Studies [132456]1628 - George Eliot's Poetry and Other Studies [132456]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
George Eliot's Poetry and Other Studies was written by Rose E. Cleveland (President Cleveland's sister). Fourteenth Edition. Subscription Ed...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Goldsmith's Omnibus College Personal Album and Scrapbook [131310]1629 - Goldsmith's Omnibus College Personal Album and Scrapbook [131310]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12.5" x 10.5" Omnibus College, America's College on wheel original notebook album of it's founder William Goldsmith, P.H.D. Golds...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gouverneur Kemble Warren by Taylor [150291]1630 - Gouverneur Kemble Warren by Taylor [150291]
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Hardcover, 1932. The life and letters of an American soldier, 1830-1882. 256pp with index. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenanc
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Grab Bag of Books (42) [150672]1631 - Grab Bag of Books (42) [150672]
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Wide assortment of books. A Treasury of the Familiar by Woods. Tolerance by Van Loon. The Proper Feeding and Care of Husbands by Schlesinger. How to S
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
 
 
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H. Pippin by Rodman [150442]1632 - H. Pippin by Rodman [150442]
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Hardcover, 1947. Horace Pippin, a Negro Painter in America. Pippin was a Pennsylvania Black artist. 88pp with many illustrations. Date: Country (if
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms [138389]1633 - Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms [138389]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1884 guide to teach how to write the document correctly. 581 pages, first few pages detached, but otherwise nice condition. Date: Country
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Historical Book Duo [160630]1634 - Historical Book Duo [160630]
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Hardcover Behind the Times by Diamond, softcover John Profumo & Christine Keeler 1963. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provena...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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Historical Magazine, Gulf States Vols 1 & 2 [150258]1635 - Historical Magazine, Gulf States Vols 1 & 2 [150258]
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Vols 1 & 2, 1902-03 and 1903-04. Confederate torpedo boat Hunley, DeSoto in Florida, Major Farragut, Ku Klux testimony relating to Alabama etc. ...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to P*****8 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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House of Representatives in Congress 1891-1892, Miscellaneous Documents [120621]1636 - House of Representatives in Congress 1891-1892, Miscellaneous Documents [120621]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This volume is labeled "Miscellaneous Documents and Reports of Agriculture in the United States, Agriculture by Irrigation in the Western Part ...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 140.00
 
 
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How England Saved Europe [135982]1637 - How England Saved Europe [135982]
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A four-volume set "How England Saved Europe" by W.H. Fichett, c1899, Hardback. Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1899, four volumes of the fo...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Huguenots by Smile [150262]1638 - Huguenots by Smile [150262]
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1867 hardcover. The Huguenots: Their Settlement, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland. French war against the Huguenots, refugees, Queen o
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Hunter's of the Old World and New [129885]1639 - Hunter's of the Old World and New [129885]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Book,"Thrilling Adventures of Hunters in the Old World And New"by Henry C. Watson, published 1855 by Kelly & Brothers. 508 pages. &#...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Ibero Americana, 13 Vols [150378]1640 - Ibero Americana, 13 Vols [150378]
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History of Mexico and Central America. c. 1945-69. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Stuart Mackenzie Montana Ephemera C
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Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to c*********s for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Record; 1935 [146595]1641 - Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Record; 1935 [146595]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Record Number, published in 1935. The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated newsp...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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In Cloudland a book by Samuel Gabriel Sons & Company 1918 [140016]1642 - In Cloudland a book by Samuel Gabriel Sons & Company 1918 [140016]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This book, copyrighted in 1918 by Samuel Gabriel and Sons is a children's book on aviation No. 521. Each page is linen and covers many award-win...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Investing Books, 5 [159012]1643 - Investing Books, 5 [159012]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 investing books. Stock Market Wizards by Schwager. The Education of a Speculator by Niederhoffer. Conquer the Crash by Wiley. The Technical Analysis
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Janes Aircraft, 2 Vols [136697]1644 - Janes Aircraft, 2 Vols [136697]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 volumes of Janes classic work on aircrafts, 1964-5 and 1966-7. Both ex library. The quintessential resource on aircraft. Date: Country (if not US
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Jewelry and Other Collectible Books (3) [156071]1645 - Jewelry and Other Collectible Books (3) [156071]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Diamond Setting: The Professional Approach by Robert R. Wooding, 1984. 178 pages. B) The Book of Old Silver: English, American, and Foreign. With a
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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John James Ingalls, Essays, Addresses and Orations [150192]1646 - John James Ingalls, Essays, Addresses and Orations [150192]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 1902, 536pp with index. Works of the Kansas senator. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Stuart Mackenzie Monta
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Kings  Handbook Of The United States [132820]1647 - Kings Handbook Of The United States [132820]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Kings Handbook of the United States planned and edited by Moses King. Text By M. F, Sweetser. Buffalo, N.Y. The Matthews-Northrup CO, Publishers.
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Lancers for the King, 1965 [156294]1648 - Lancers for the King, 1965 [156294]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lancers for the King: A Study of the Frontier Military System of Northern New Spain, With a Translation of the Royal Regulations of 1772 by Sidney B.
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Leicestershire and Its Hunts by Charles Simpson [136807]1649 - Leicestershire and Its Hunts by Charles Simpson [136807]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large volume (9"x 12"), "Leicestershire and Its Hunts,) by Charles Simpson. Book shows the area, through text and beautiful color ...
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