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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Life of Francis Parkman by Farnham [150191]1650 - Life of Francis Parkman by Farnham [150191]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 1901, 394pp with index. American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Pro
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Life of Leonard Wood by Holme [150366]1651 - Life of Leonard Wood by Holme [150366]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 1920 228pp. American Army officer and colonial administrator and an ardent advocate of military preparedness. Date: Country (if not USA)
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Literature Books (17) [150057]1652 - Literature Books (17) [150057]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
17 literature books. English Literature by Brooke, American Commonwealths by Scudder, 1988 Literature an Illustrated Magazine, Three Cups of Tea by Mo
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Literature Dictionary [76563]1653 - Literature Dictionary [76563]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover dictionary 1451pp. History on Spine. Frontispiece is missing, front cover is detaching, foxing throughout. Date: 1843? Country (if not USA
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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McGraw -Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (20) [142680]1654 - McGraw -Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (20) [142680]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of all 20 volumes of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. Eleventh Edition, 2012. All books hardbound, cover sizes 8 3/...
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Start Price : 160.00 | Estimate : 320.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Medical Books, Mostly Ortho (6) [150498]1655 - Medical Books, Mostly Ortho (6) [150498]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 hardcovers. Pictorial Handbook of Fracture Treatment by Compere, 1943 351pp with index, x-rays and illustrations. The Painful Low Back by Levine, 19
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Memorials of Peter A. Jay by John Jay [150292]1656 - Memorials of Peter A. Jay by John Jay [150292]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 1929, printed for private circulation. His life from 1776-1843. 224pp with illustrations. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Military and Assorted Books [160505]1657 - Military and Assorted Books [160505]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
On Hallowed Ground-The Story of Arlington National Cemetery by Poole. Nice volume, US Navy-A Complete History by Naval Historical Foundation. Investme
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Books (3) [156298]1658 - Miscellaneous Books (3) [156298]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Born a Foreigner: A Memoir of the American Presence in Asia by Charles T. Cross. Published by Roman and Littlefield, 1999. 280 pages. Autographed b
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous U.S. Library [115368]1659 - Miscellaneous U.S. Library [115368]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 30+/- pieces. Includes topics such as Terrorism (6 books), business (4 books), Jewish (6) Biographies (7), Crime (4), Titanic (4). About 10 hard
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Music Books (2) [158261]1660 - Music Books (2) [158261]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different books related to music. A) Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street by John Chilton. Published in 1978. 368 pages. B) Steinw...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 90.00
Sold to r*******2 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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New England Assoc. of Fire Chiefs Conference Books (7) [150600]1661 - New England Assoc. of Fire Chiefs Conference Books (7) [150600]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 red volumes from annual conferences. 1939, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Stuar
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Noah Webster, Vols I & II by Ford [150480]1662 - Noah Webster, Vols I & II by Ford [150480]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 hardcovers, 1912. Notes on the life of Noah Webster, "an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English language spelling reformer, politi...
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North American Booklets and Calendars, 25 promo. booklets [50319]1663 - North American Booklets and Calendars, 25 promo. booklets [50319]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Late 20th century color promo booklets from the Yukon Canada, Tonopah, NV, Carson City, NV, Lake Tahoe, DeLamar Silver Mine, Empire Mine, Ca , Bogainv
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Novels, Assorted 7 [150584]1664 - Novels, Assorted 7 [150584]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Jackdaws by Follett. Napolean by Ludwig. Romance of Two Worlds by Corelli. Lucile by Meridith with bird embossed cover. The Sheik by Hull. The Murder
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Obsolete Securities Books, 2 [154519]1665 - Obsolete Securities Books, 2 [154519]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obsolete American Securities and Corporations by Smythe 1904, light stain on fly page, front spine detaching. Valuable Extinct Securities by Smythe, 1
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Odd Fellowship, History and Manual by Ross [150260]1666 - Odd Fellowship, History and Manual by Ross [150260]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 1887. An Odd Fellow reference book for daily consultation with history of the order and illustrations. 694pp with index. Boards detaching,
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Organizing the Community to Combat Crime by Earl Warren and the American Journal Police Science 19301667 - Organizing the Community to Combat Crime by Earl Warren and the American Journal Police Science 1930
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains two books related to fighting crime. The first book is a conference book published by the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. 1
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Prairie Crusoe or Adventures in the Far West [135845]1668 - Prairie Crusoe or Adventures in the Far West [135845]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oddly enough, this vintage publication "Prairie Crusoe, or Adventures in the Far West" appears to have no credited author. Best guess is S...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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R.G. Dun & Co. Reference Book; 1886 [148098]1669 - R.G. Dun & Co. Reference Book; 1886 [148098]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Mercantile Agency Reference Book, Vol. 73, Containing Ratings of the Merchants, Manufacturers, and Traders Generally, throughout the Unites State
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Radio, Practical Electricity, Physics and Trigonometry Books, 4 [159013]1670 - Radio, Practical Electricity, Physics and Trigonometry Books, 4 [159013]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 books. Audel's Radiomans Guide by Anderson 1942. Audel's Handy Book of Practical Electricity. Physics in 50 Milestones by Lees. Plane and ...
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Box of Electric & Railway Text Books (15) [129776]1671 - Box of Electric & Railway Text Books (15) [129776]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A box full of reference books and texts centering on electrical principles and how they are applied to electric railways. Some of the books include,...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to r********r for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Doodlebug Railroad Books (4) [128138]1672 - Doodlebug Railroad Books (4) [128138]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of four (4) books highlighting doodlebug rail lines, First, we have "The Short Line Doodlebugs" by Edmund Kielty, nex...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to t****O for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Electric Railroad Library Collection (30) [131657]1673 - Electric Railroad Library Collection (30) [131657]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
If you love electric railroading, this is the lot for you. This collection includes magazines, hard bound publications, illustrated histories, all thi
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Start Price : 130.00 | Estimate : 260.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Express Railroad Book (2) [139500]1674 - Express Railroad Book (2) [139500]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Primary item is a hardbound book titled The Science of Railways: Passenger, Baggage, Express and Mail Service. By Marshall M. Kirkman. Volum
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Model Railroad Catalogs and Magazines [138660]1675 - Model Railroad Catalogs and Magazines [138660]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 50 catalogs for various gauge model rrs and Model Railroading magazines, all modern era, post-2000. Kato, LGB, etc. Date: Country (if not USA
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Railroad Progress and Railroad History in Magazines [138428]1676 - Railroad Progress and Railroad History in Magazines [138428]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of railroad magazines depicts a different time and a different culture. Electric rail was once the transportation of urban living and
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Short Line & Narrow Gauge RR Books (4) [128141]1677 - Short Line & Narrow Gauge RR Books (4) [128141]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A quartet of books dealing with narrow gauge and shoreline railroads throughout the United States. Included are "Narrow Gauge Railroads in Amer...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 130.00
Sold to t****O for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Train Magazines - Miscellaneous (47) [139380]1678 - Train Magazines - Miscellaneous (47) [139380]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 47. Mostly railroad magazines including Trolley Sparks (1947 - 1948), Railway Age (1939), The Red Electrics of Portland, OR (1949), etc. A hard
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Various Railroad Manufacturer Catalogs (15) [131658]1679 - Various Railroad Manufacturer Catalogs (15) [131658]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of about 15 publications about various and sundry railroad equipment manufacturers. Books include "History of the J.G. Brill Compa...
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Start Price : 160.00 | Estimate : 320.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Foreign Railroad Books (26) [150665]1680 - Foreign Railroad Books (26) [150665]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly smaller books and booklets. Working Model Railways, Cheshire Lines Railway by Griffiths, Traction Engine Pictures by Beaumont, the Historic Loc
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Manual of the Railroads of the United States, 1868-9 (reprint) [153039]1681 - Manual of the Railroads of the United States, 1868-9 (reprint) [153039]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reprint of the Manual of the Railroads of the United States, for 1868-69, Showing Thier Mileage, Stocks, Bonds, Costs, Earnings, Expenses, and Organiz
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Handbook of Railroad Securities (2); 1890 and 1900 [153037]1682 - Handbook of Railroad Securities (2); 1890 and 1900 [153037]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different editions of the Handbook of Railroad Securities. Description; Income; Prices; Dividends. Compiled by the Commercial and Financial Chroni
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 210.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Railroad Books, 13 [150663]1683 - Railroad Books, 13 [150663]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Annual Report Railroad and Public Service Commission of Montana-1912-13, 2x 1914-15,_x000D_ 1915-16, 1918-19. 1967 Consolidated Code of Operating Rule
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Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to t****O for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Rail Road Hardcovers  (3 count) [135559]1684 - Rail Road Hardcovers (3 count) [135559]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow by Brown; Southern pacific by Wilson; Early American Steam Locomotives by Kinert. All books in good shape with dust co
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Estimate : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to P*****8 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Religion Related Books (17) [150602]1685 - Religion Related Books (17) [150602]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
17 religion related books. Natural History of the Human Race-missing title page and condition issues. 3x One Planet, Many Worlds by Lewis. History of
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Religious Figures Books, 3 [150491]1686 - Religious Figures Books, 3 [150491]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Memoir of Susan J Broadbent, 1925 first edition,. the Case of Cornelia Connelly by Wadham, 1957 276pp with index. Reminiscences of A Missionary Bish
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Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Vol. 4 of 6. [119493]1687 - Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Vol. 4 of 6. [119493]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 1. Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Vol. 4 of 6: Being Part of the Messages and Documents Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at
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Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to P*****8 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Rise of the Dutch Republic by Motley, 2 Vols. [150613]1688 - Rise of the Dutch Republic by Motley, 2 Vols. [150613]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 volumes, 1868. The story of the rise of the Dutch Republic between 1555-1566. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Stuart
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Scarce - Book on Queen Victoria [139389]1689 - Scarce - Book on Queen Victoria [139389]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 1. Rare. Hard bound book. Title: The Life of Queen Victoria. Memorial Edition. By Arthur Lawrence Merrill, B.A. In collaboration with Rev. Henr
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Seafaring Books, 4 [156189]1690 - Seafaring Books, 4 [156189]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 seafaring books. The Endurance, Shackelton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition b Alexander. The Rigging of Ships by Anderson. The Visual Encyclo...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sears Roebuck and American Hardwarde Catalogs [156207]1691 - Sears Roebuck and American Hardwarde Catalogs [156207]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Illustrated Catalog of American Hardware, Russel Brown Manufacturing 1865, 1980 reprint, 436pp. Sears Roebuck Catalog 1887, 1968 reprint, 786pp. Date
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to M******5 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Sheridan by Sichel, 2 Vols [150293]1692 - Sheridan by Sichel, 2 Vols [150293]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 hardcovers with attractive bindings, 1909. The life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, an Irish satirist, politician, playwright, and poet. Date: Coun
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Estimate : 50.00 - 140.00
Sold to n*******4 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Sierra Nevada Mountains and California Missions Reference Books [146386]1693 - Sierra Nevada Mountains and California Missions Reference Books [146386]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of seven books and pamphlets reference southern California, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and historic California Missions. Afoot and A
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********n for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Silver Boxes [139384]1694 - Silver Boxes [139384]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardbound book. Title: Silver Boxes. By Eric Delieb. Photographs by Michael Plomer. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., publisher. 1968. 120 pgs. 8.5 x 12 inche
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Smithsonian Institution Annual Reports (9 Bound Volumes) [132757]1695 - Smithsonian Institution Annual Reports (9 Bound Volumes) [132757]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardbound, fair to good condition. These reports contain important discussions of acquisitions. In example the 1899 volume has 2/3 of the work devoted
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Spanish-American War, Cold War Era, Korean War, and Viet-Nam in Books [148985]1696 - Spanish-American War, Cold War Era, Korean War, and Viet-Nam in Books [148985]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of books covers the lesser wars for the USA: "The Philippine War 1899-1902: by Brian McAllister Linn, 2000, paperback 328pp. wi...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 120.00
Sold to S****2 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Civil War Histories (6) [156063]1697 - Civil War Histories (6) [156063]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six different Civil War histories. A) Appomattox Commander: The Story of General E.O.C. Ord by Bernarr Cresap. Published in 1981. 418 pages.
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Civil War Books, 7 [156199]1698 - Civil War Books, 7 [156199]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Civil War books. Life and Deeds of General US Grant by Burr, 1885, both boards detached. Historical Times Illustrated, Encyclopedia of the Civil War
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Union Soldier CDV and Related Books [151122]1699 - Union Soldier CDV and Related Books [151122]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Affixed inside George Perkins' "A Summer in Maryland and Virginia or Campaigning with the 149th O.V.I" is a CDV photograph of Edward F...
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