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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Washington and Oregon Books (5) [150597]1350 - Washington and Oregon Books (5) [150597]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stories of Oregon by Dye. Corvallis Trails by Powell. Hill's An noted Statutes and Codes of Washington 1891. Remington's Compiled Statutes o...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*******e for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Newspaper / The First Milk Jar [102098]1351 - Newspaper / The First Milk Jar [102098]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting newspaper article about how milk that was delivered previously was not in good condition and "watered down". But with the new ...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Early Diplomas [86814]1352 - Early Diplomas [86814]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Diploma from Johnson School, Richmond Hill to Jennie Hyder (?), 1922, (3 Diplomas) Date: early 1920s Country (if not USA): State: Pennsylvania Ci
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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1851 Pennsylvania Legal Document, Matthias Aspden [56342]1353 - 1851 Pennsylvania Legal Document, Matthias Aspden [56342]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large legal document, Doan and family and Matthias Aspden of Philadelphia, September 1851. Aspden was from a very wealthy Philadelphia family from a s
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania History (Books) [138290]1354 - Pennsylvania History (Books) [138290]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 10 books about Pennsylvania History includes: Chesapeake Bay A Pictorial Maritime History; The Epitome year book 1904; The Epitome year book,
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Report of the Auditor General on the Finances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania [81405]1355 - Report of the Auditor General on the Finances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania [81405]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Softcover 1876 report on Pennsylvania finances. 160pp with index. Front stains and tears, please inspect. Date: 1876 Country (if not USA): State:
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Broadside Ad & Libretto for 1879 Opera [127006]1356 - Broadside Ad & Libretto for 1879 Opera [127006]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the libretto (text) and magazine broadside for a William Low Jr. promoted opera Fatinitzka on the day after Easter, 1880. Fatinitza was the fi
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Book of Rhode Island [150276]1357 - Book of Rhode Island [150276]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1930 distributed by Rhode Island State Bureau of Information. Rhode Island historical figures and businesses with building photos. 299pp. D
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Rhode Island Historical Society Reports [150205]1358 - Rhode Island Historical Society Reports [150205]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 155pp with index. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Rhode Island City: Provenance: Stuart Mackenzie Montana Ephemera Collection
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sheriff Appointment, Lawrence Co., SD 1892 [136602]1359 - Sheriff Appointment, Lawrence Co., SD 1892 [136602]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
William A. Remer was elected Sheriff in 1892 and again in 1894 in Lawrence County, SD. Deadwood was the big town, hosting the famous Homestake mine. T
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 500.00
 
 
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South Dakota Histories; 1908-1942 [146955]1360 - South Dakota Histories; 1908-1942 [146955]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Library of 17 books, mostly about South Dakota history. A) South Dakota Historical Collections compiled by the State Department of History. This coll
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Texas Governor's Office Letterhead Snippet [64277]1361 - Texas Governor's Office Letterhead Snippet [64277]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Snippet of Texas Governor's letter head with state seal. Some writing on reverse, heavily toned. Approx. 2 x 4.75". Date: c1860s Country ...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 30.00
 
 
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Cabinet Card of Man in Fraternal Uniform [134174]1362 - Cabinet Card of Man in Fraternal Uniform [134174]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cabinet card of an unidentified man posing in a studio wearing a uniform for a fraternal organization (including a sword and fancy hat). Perhaps Knigh
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Texas Button Hook Collection, 14 [153013]1363 - Texas Button Hook Collection, 14 [153013]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14 Texas button hooks. 1 Mexico. San Angelo, San Antonio, Belton, Brownsville, Waco, Amarillo, Ft. Worth, Austin, Dallas, Wichita Falls, Houston. Dat
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Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to B********W.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Texas Documents (2) [139217]1364 - Texas Documents (2) [139217]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. One titled Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow -- Child or Children under Sixteen Years of Age Surviving. 1890, filed in Gonzales Co
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Texas History Books (3) [156157]1365 - Texas History Books (3) [156157]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Hell's Half Acre: The Life and Legend of a Red-Light District by Richard F. Selcer. Published in 1991. 364 pages. B) Dallas Stoudenmire: El ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Salt Lake City Brewing Company Receipts [88536]1366 - Salt Lake City Brewing Company Receipts [88536]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Salt Lake City Brewing Co. receipts. Date: c1913 Country (if not USA): State: Utah City: Salt Lake City Provenance: Geff Pollock Collectio
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Estimate : 20.00 - 80.00
Sold to a*********3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Irrigation Investigations in Utah U.S. Dept. of Agriculture [120620]1367 - Irrigation Investigations in Utah U.S. Dept. of Agriculture [120620]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the full report of water management in the entire state of Utah of which five rivers are managed for irrigation in 1903. The book was publishe
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Estimate : 40.00 - 140.00
Sold to u********y.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Mormon Scrap Book, Pioneer Days [155962]1368 - Mormon Scrap Book, Pioneer Days [155962]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Day by Day with the Utah Pioneers 1847. A chronological record of the trek across the plains in The Salt Lake Tribune, by Andrew Jenson. A revisi
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rare Nice Utah Labels (2) [106398]1369 - Rare Nice Utah Labels (2) [106398]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven Crown Pilsner Beer, SLC and embossed Bumble Bee Royal Anne Cherries-vivid colors. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Utah City: Provenan
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to s*********d for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Utah Gazeteer [86450]1370 - Utah Gazeteer [86450]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare 1884 Utah Gazeteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and SLC, 633pp with index. Cover is taped on, water stains on approx. first 10pp. Xerox U
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Utah History Library [86800]1371 - Utah History Library [86800]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 10 books in this library of Utah History. Hardcovers include: The Peoples of Utah, pp. 472, with photos (some wear on corners of cover, please
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Utah National Parks Collection [135670]1372 - Utah National Parks Collection [135670]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven pieces of ephemera from Utah's National Parks. postal cover 1934 Zion 3c stamp. Postcard with petrified dinosaur bone attached. 192...
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Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to s**********1 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Books about Proctor, Vermont [148455]1373 - Books about Proctor, Vermont [148455]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of six books related to Proctor, Vermont and two prominent Vermont politicians, Redfield Proctor and Mortimer R. Proctor. A) Proctor: The Way I
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Early 1881 Edition of The Rangers or the Tory's Daughter [150446]1374 - Early 1881 Edition of The Rangers or the Tory's Daughter [150446]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Rangers or the Tory's Daughter: A tale, illustrative of the Revolutionary history of Vermont and the Campaign of 1777. Hardcover, 1881. . 2 ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Rainier National Park Photo Album [152896]1375 - Rainier National Park Photo Album [152896]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice B/W photo album of Rainier National Park. Waterfalls, mountains families, people etc. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Washington City:
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Soda Labels, and More Ephemera grab-Bag [140617]1376 - Soda Labels, and More Ephemera grab-Bag [140617]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment of soda labels (Pioneer Lemon Fizz & Rocky Mountain Lime Ricky) , coffee advertising, knife ads and many more. This will be a rea...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******2 for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Washington Books (7) [150669]1377 - Washington Books (7) [150669]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Record 1956-66, 1967-70, Columbia River Power for the People-dams, wartime production and river photos. The Dam by Morgan-great construction photo
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Old English Magazine & Washington D.C. Guidebook (2) [127007]1378 - Old English Magazine & Washington D.C. Guidebook (2) [127007]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Included is a copy of the July 1847 edition of Blackwoods; Edinburgh Magazine and the 1904 edition of The Standard Guide to Washington, Arlington and
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Historic Costume Art Prints, 30+ Art Prints [146802]1379 - Historic Costume Art Prints, 30+ Art Prints [146802]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Historic Costume Art Prints, 30+ art prints. These art prints are of various cultures such as Egypt, Germany, and France. The historic costume art pri
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Vending Machine Collector Cards of Davy Crockett & Western Movie Stars (1650 cards) [139238]1380 - Vending Machine Collector Cards of Davy Crockett & Western Movie Stars (1650 cards) [139238]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 1650. Vintage B&W vending machine collector cards, each 3.25" x 5.50", of Davy Crockett and Hollywood western movie sta...
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Start Price : 420.00 | Estimate : 840.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beer Advertising [143454]1381 - Beer Advertising [143454]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 20 poster board advertisements (11 x 14 inches) for beers and whiskey. Beer Price list when draught beer was 15 cents. National Bohemian B
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Vintage Pinup Art Collection (20) [143261]1382 - Vintage Pinup Art Collection (20) [143261]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20 vintage pinup art. 2 incomplete decks of playing cards plus 18 other cards and foldout posters of (mostly) naked women. Suggestive titles
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Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
Sold to B***o for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Vintage Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Posters [139989]1383 - Vintage Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Posters [139989]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 15 posters and die cuts for ice cream and soda fountains. Kewpie Pie; Han-D Sun-D (iced milk with fruit centers); fountain sundaes die cut
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Estimate : 120.00 - 600.00
Sold to j*******d for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Fire Extinguisher Collection (4) and Fire Bucket [143811]1384 - Fire Extinguisher Collection (4) and Fire Bucket [143811]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15" brass Fyre Extinguisher; 10.5" brass Quick Aid by General Detroit; another similar but no name; Safety Flare Pump- same size and style...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Fire Inspection Publications [148452]1385 - Fire Inspection Publications [148452]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of six fire inspection publications. A) Two editions of the Standard Schedule for Grading Cities and Towns of the United States with Reference
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Fire Protection Publications [148451]1386 - Fire Protection Publications [148451]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of five fire protection publications. A) Agents' and Inspectors' Pocket-Book of Fire Protection, Second Edition, by George Velten See...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Firefighting Education Publications [148119]1387 - Firefighting Education Publications [148119]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of six publications related to firefighting education. A) Centrifugal Pumps by R.L. Daugherty, First Edition. Published by the McGraw-Hill Book
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Firefighting Ephemera [148454]1388 - Firefighting Ephemera [148454]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot containing a variety of ephemera related to firefighting. A) Group of about 12 original photographs of fires, firefighters, and fire equipment. T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******2 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Firefighting Equipment Manuals [148450]1389 - Firefighting Equipment Manuals [148450]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of six firefighting equipment manuals. A) Operating Fire Department Pumpers by Warren Kimball. Issued by the National Fire Protection Associati
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Firefighting Publications [148118]1390 - Firefighting Publications [148118]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 publications related to firefighting. A) Six quarterly publications of the National Fire Protection Association from 1922-1925. These public
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Firefighting Publications and Ephemera [148453]1391 - Firefighting Publications and Ephemera [148453]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of firefighting publications and ephemera. Some are from local fire stations or individual firefighters. A) Questions and Answers for Lieutenan
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Stewart photo by Evans [135365]1392 - Stewart photo by Evans [135365]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Identify The Big Store, Dubec Cigar, McMillan transfer, DeMills transfer, Portland Magazine, Stewart gents store, etc. Shows the left side of Fifth St
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Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
Sold to s*********d for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Early Canadian Rockies Travel Brochures (5) [157667]1393 - Early Canadian Rockies Travel Brochures (5) [157667]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Souvenir of the Rockies, publ. by Valentine & Sons, Vancouver, C-1930 ~ Takes in the gorgeous scenery provided by Canadian Pacific R.R. on its t...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Stereo View Card Collection Canada [139763]1394 - Stereo View Card Collection Canada [139763]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 stereo view cards of Canada, circa 1890-1910. Keystone cards of good quality, older cards good to fair. Date: Country (if not USA):
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Cuba Cabinet Photo Set, 1890's (8) [141421]1395 - Cuba Cabinet Photo Set, 1890's (8) [141421]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight nice cabinet photos of early Cuba, circa the 1890's. The prize photo shows hundreds of barrels of what we believe to be Cuban rum in Havan...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Vintage Photos of France [147484]1396 - Vintage Photos of France [147484]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 80 black and white snapshots of Paris. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Circa 1930s. Captioned on the back; all the sites of Paris. Date: Country (if n
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*******2 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Jamaica, West Indies and Venezuela Tourist and Shopping Brochures [131793]1397 - Jamaica, West Indies and Venezuela Tourist and Shopping Brochures [131793]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Curacao, Netherlands West Indies (Julius Penha best assortment perfumery shop, Hotel Americano, points of interest in Caracas, LA Henriques of Jamaica
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Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Bird Trade Cards from Amsterdam [148484]1398 - Bird Trade Cards from Amsterdam [148484]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 200 bird trade cards from Amsterdam, c. 1880-1890's. Nice assortment of land and aquatic birds. Date: Country (if not USA): Netherland...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to s**********1 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Vintage Family Photo Album [122778]1399 - Vintage Family Photo Album [122778]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Old family album that appears to be Dutch. Several old photos ranging from the 1920's to the 1950's. All black and white, most border prints...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to j******g for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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