Cowboys & Indians & Miners

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This premier two-day sale includes a General George Custer collection featuring an Indian Capture carbine; other very rare firearms; choice Western ingots, gold nuggets and ore samples; rare numismatic items related to the SS Central America; rare Western tokens; mining reports from the 1830s-1880s; a world class offering of mining spoons; mining-related correspondence, photographs, and ephemera; a great selection of Native American baskets, rugs, and artifacts; saddles and spurs; and General Americana.

DAY 1: Mining Reports, Photographs, Ephemera and Spoons
DAY 2: Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms (incl. Custer Collection), Numismatics, and General Americana.
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Colt Library2193 - Colt Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five hardcover and five softcover books on Colt. Includes the Story of Colt's revolver, Colt, Colt single action Army revolver, and the Rampant ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold to g****1 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Samuel Colt Biographies2194 - Samuel Colt Biographies
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three biographies on Samuel Colt. "Yankee Arms Maker" by Rohan. "The Trial of Samuel Colt" by Rightwell. "Colt" by Mit...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g****1 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Five Books on California History incl. Gunsmiths2195 - Five Books on California History incl. Gunsmiths
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The best item in this lot is California Gunsmiths, 1846 to 1900 by L. P. Shelton. Please inspect. City: State: Date: ID# 35774
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (45.00 + 10.35) = 55.35
 
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Browning and Remington Library2196 - Browning and Remington Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small collection on Browning and Remington guns. Two hardbound and five softcover books plus pamphlets. Please inspect. City: State: Date: ID#
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (30.00 + 6.90) = 36.90
 
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Civil War Collecting Library2197 - Civil War Collecting Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven volumes on Civil War artifacts and firearm collecting. Three volumes with original dust jackets. Nice library. Please inspect. City: State:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*****3 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Civil War History Library2198 - Civil War History Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19 volumes of history on the Civil War, dating from about 1945 through 1980. Eight volumes have the original dust jackets in fine condition. Books inc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Confederate Arms Books2199 - Confederate Arms Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six volumes on Confederate arms. Four volumes are hardbound with original dust jackets. Includes "Confederate Arms," "Song to the Con...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*******2 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Collecting Firearms2200 - Collecting Firearms
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A small library of about 20 books regarding collecting guns. This library has the gamut of titles and authors. Please inspect; you won't be disa...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w*********y for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Firearms Catalogs2201 - Firearms Catalogs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 42 softbound firearms catalogs from various retail companies and the Antique Gun Trader magazine. Please inspect. City: State: Dat
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Gunsmithing Books2202 - Gunsmithing Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four volumes on gunsmithing. Includes: two volume set "The Modern Gunsmith" by Howe, "Complete Guide to Handloading" by Sharp, a...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********r.. for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Hunting and Fishing Books2203 - Hunting and Fishing Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 15 books on fishing and related hunting topics. Please inspect. City: State: Date: ID# 38037
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Hunting Books2204 - Hunting Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A small library of books about hunting and related topics. Approximately 25 books. Includes "Hunting in North America," "Basic Optics...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Sporting Arms Books2205 - Sporting Arms Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight volumes on miscellaneous sporting items related to firearms. "Encyclopedia of Modern Guns." "Sold American." "America...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Miscellaneous Gun and Western History Library2206 - Miscellaneous Gun and Western History Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 hardbound books including two copies of the "Guide to Handloading" by Sharpe. Also "Cartridges" by Stackpole, numerous pamphl...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****r for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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U.S. Grant Memorial Medal2207 - U.S. Grant Memorial Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White metal, 62 mm. Obverse high-relief bust facing right, IN MEMORIAM U.S. GRANT, SOLDIER-PRESIDENT-CITIZEN / THOUGH TO EARTH NO MORE / IN OUR HEARTS
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to A*****3 for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Director of US Mint Bronze Medal2208 - Director of US Mint Bronze Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Director of the US Mint Horatio G. Burchard. Bronze medal is 3 inches in diameter. Reverse says Director of the United State Mint Appointed February 2
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Indian Peace Medal with Molds2209 - Indian Peace Medal with Molds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two peace medals: Reportedly one real and one reproduction. Grover Cleveland Alexander. 1885. Scene of peaceful meeting between whites and Native Amer
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (375.00 + 86.25) = 461.25
 
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Staats Coin Tray2210 - Staats Coin Tray
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A very scarce Staats coin tray patented February 25, 1890. This is a table top tray that held $10 and $20 gold pieces. It would've been used at ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p**********1 for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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Eleven Gold Rush era $5 Gaming Counters2211 - Eleven Gold Rush era $5 Gaming Counters
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a great opportunity for the advanced collector or for a collector wanting to make a splash in this area. Ten are slabbed and rate from G to VF
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 6******n for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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California Souvenir Gold Plated Fractional Coins2212 - California Souvenir Gold Plated Fractional Coins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five fractional coins in a special presentation holder. Two 25c coins (1852 and 1853) and three 50 cent coins (1852, 1852, 1854). Not graded, but in e
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Estimates : 240.00 - 350.00
Sold to 6******n for (190.00 + 43.70) = 233.70
 
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1853 Liberty Head Octagonal $1/42213 - 1853 Liberty Head Octagonal $1/4
Holabird Western Americana Collections
LR4. NGC MS-63. Clean surfaces with small planchet defect at K7 near rim of obverse. Attractive toning. City: State: California Date: ID# 33004
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 7*****w for (375.00 + 75.00) = 450.00
 
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1853 Liberty Head Round $1/22214 - 1853 Liberty Head Round $1/2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sought after and scarce large Deriberpe head. LR5. PCGS MS-62, noticeable scratch on coronet. Light toning. City: State: California Date: ID# 33
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 6******n for (450.00 + 103.50) = 553.50
 
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Gold Rush Engraved USAO Gold $50 Slug2215 - Gold Rush Engraved USAO Gold $50 Slug
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spectacular, presentation USAO 1852 $50 gold slug. Reeded edge. 900 fine. K14. This piece has been well known in the Gold Rush collecting communi
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Estimates : 45,000.00 - 90,000.00
Sold to C*****n for (43,000.00 + 6,450.00) = 49,450.00
 
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Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot Face Plate from the SS Central America2216 - Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot Face Plate from the SS Central America
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Kellogg & Humbert gold ingot face plate. 1857 SS Central America wreck. The original ingot was serial number 997, 884 fine and 147.56 ozs. Thes...
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Start Price : 14,000.00 | Estimates : 28,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot Face Plate from the SS Central America2217 - Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot Face Plate from the SS Central America
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare Justh & Hunter gold ingot face plate from the 1857 SS Central America wreck. The original ingot number was 4293, 887 fine, 108.6 ounce...
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
Sold to o**********t for (40,000.00 + 6,000.00) = 46,000.00
 
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The Top #1 Nevada Silver Ingot: Harvey Harris, Gold Hill2218 - The Top #1 Nevada Silver Ingot: Harvey Harris, Gold Hill
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The all-time best Nevada silver ingot, which is also Territorial designated. This was one of the best of the original ingots owned by John J Ford.
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Start Price : 27,500.00 | Estimates : 55,000.00 - 75,000.00
 
 
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Harper's Weekly with News of the Sinking of the SS Central America2219 - Harper's Weekly with News of the Sinking of the SS Central America
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The cover page has a half page vignette of survivors at sea on the SS Central America, Nearly the entire rest of the issue is about mining. The pages
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Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to b********0 for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Unique William Sharon Silver Ingot2220 - Unique William Sharon Silver Ingot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
INTRODUCTION The William Sharon (Virginia City, Nevada, Comstock) silver dinner plate ingots were first described by us over a decade ago. Lost to hi
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to n********d for (4,000.00 + 800.00) = 4,800.00
 
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Conrad Wiegand Gold Ingot (Gold Hill, Nevada)2221 - Conrad Wiegand Gold Ingot (Gold Hill, Nevada)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold 880 fine. 2.76 ozs. $50.60 ($50.20 in gold). IRS punch and 1865 date on reverse. This ingot was from the Ford Collection, then Rush For Gold #868
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Start Price : 27,500.00 | Estimates : 55,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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Con-Virginia Assay Office Silver Bar2222 - Con-Virginia Assay Office Silver Bar
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large silver ingot from the Comstock's most famous mine, the Consolidated Virginia. 27.85 ounces, 978 fine silver, 008 fine gold. SN 6785. The C...
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Start Price : 7,500.00 | Estimates : 15,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Georgetown, Colorado Commemorative Ingot Silver Pendant2223 - Georgetown, Colorado Commemorative Ingot Silver Pendant
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This 1.25" x 0.5" pendant features a high relief, oblique view of a Colorado silver mine. The scene shows a steep-walled canyon typical of...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to c*****k for (500.00 + 0.00) = 500.00
 
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Chinese Silver Bar (11.07 Troy Oz.)2224 - Chinese Silver Bar (11.07 Troy Oz.)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Weight 11.07 troy ounces. It has a series of Chinese characters on it: six altogether and at least three are unique. Approximately 1 x 3". Poss...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to K*****7 for (550.00 + 82.50) = 632.50
 
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$1,000 a Ton Gold-in-Quartz Ore Specimen with Original Wells Fargo Tags2225 - $1,000 a Ton Gold-in-Quartz Ore Specimen with Original Wells Fargo Tags
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold easily seen throughout this fabulous high-grade ore. 4" x 1.75" x 1." 4.2 ounces. Tag 1 reads: "...Quartz / from Pittsburg ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to F*****6 for (3,200.00 + 640.00) = 3,840.00
 
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Three Polished Gold Ore Slices from Goldfield, Nevada2226 - Three Polished Gold Ore Slices from Goldfield, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three polished sections. Two rectangular and one more circular. Top of the Kodak box they were stored in says "Rich Dixon, Goldfield." We...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to F****e for (325.00 + 65.00) = 390.00
 
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Fancy Crystalline Gold Nugget2227 - Fancy Crystalline Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22.2 troy oz. Large flat crystalline gold piece with lengthy gold leafs and crystal agglomerates from the original Nugget Collection (Nevada Nugget Ca
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 50,000.00
Sold to b*********r for (35,000.00 + 7,000.00) = 42,000.00
 
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Gold Nugget, 18.11 Troy Oz.2228 - Gold Nugget, 18.11 Troy Oz.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large round gold nugget with minor quartz. Possibly from California. 18.11 troy oz. Roughly 50 x 51 x 45 mm. (15% Buyer's Premium) City: Stat...
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Estimates : 32,000.00 - 40,000.00
Sold to F*****6 for (33,000.00 + 6,600.00) = 39,600.00
 
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Large Gold Nugget, 23.1 Troy Oz2229 - Large Gold Nugget, 23.1 Troy Oz
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large gold nugget, 722 grams. Roughly 48 x 65 x 35 mm. (15% Buyer's Premium) City: State: Date: ID# 38129
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 48,000.00
Sold to s*****2 for (32,000.00 + 4,800.00) = 36,800.00
 
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Fabulous Gold-in-Quartz Cuff Links2230 - Fabulous Gold-in-Quartz Cuff Links
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold-in-quartz cuff links on 14kt red gold. Rose gold is often from South Dakota. Unusual gold-in-quartz. About quarter size, but thick. Next time you
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to A*****3 for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Matching His and Hers Gold-in-Quartz Jewelry2231 - Matching His and Hers Gold-in-Quartz Jewelry
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Matching gold quartz his and hers lapel pin and tie clasp, circa 1880-1900. These two intricate ornate gold quartz jewelry pieces are matching not onl
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to b******1 for (900.00 + 180.00) = 1,080.00
 
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Solid Gold 14k Gold Watch Inscribed "Goldstein & Brodie, Leadville, Colo."2232 - Solid Gold 14k Gold Watch Inscribed "Goldstein & Brodie, Leadville, Colo."
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Other inscriptions include "Elgin Nat. Watch Company," "885437," "Warranted 14K U. S. Assay," "A5905," &quo...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to k***g for (1,050.00 + 241.50) = 1,291.50
 
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Captain Samuel Allen Mother-of-Pearl Pendant2233 - Captain Samuel Allen Mother-of-Pearl Pendant
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mother of Pearl pendant. Approximately 2 x 1.5." On the top of the ribbon in gold is "Captain Samuel Allen." There was a Captain Samu...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********e for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Possibly the Only Remaining Uncut Sheet of Dunbar's California Bank Checks2234 - Possibly the Only Remaining Uncut Sheet of Dunbar's California Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early Gold Rush! Dunbar established this bank in San Francisco in 1850, where he redeemed at par the gold coins of Baldwin & Co. in 1851. I...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to a**********o for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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$1,000 Federal Reserve Note, Series 19282235 - $1,000 Federal Reserve Note, Series 1928
Holabird Western Americana Collections
FR 2210L. SN L00035540A. Folds. Crisp colors, light lime green seal. No pin holes. Both of these notes were passed down in the family that owned the P
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 6******n for (2,700.00 + 621.00) = 3,321.00
 
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$1,000 Federal Reserve Note, Series 19282236 - $1,000 Federal Reserve Note, Series 1928
Holabird Western Americana Collections
FR 2210L. Low serial number $1000, SN L00014614A, one of the first fifteen thousand notes. Folds, stain at right, one pin hole. The green of the seal
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,400.00
Sold to g***s for (2,100.00 + 483.00) = 2,583.00
 
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One-of-a-Kind H. Toler, Monterey $1 Currency Specimen2237 - One-of-a-Kind H. Toler, Monterey $1 Currency Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This unique piece from the American Bank Note Co. archives measures 7.5” x 3.25” and was printed on thick paper. The right side has some small smudge
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to A*****3 for (1,900.00 + 380.00) = 2,280.00
 
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Merchants Bank $3 Note2238 - Merchants Bank $3 Note
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a $3 note issued on The Merchants Bank of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. The bill is signed by L. Ayer, president and E.N. Raymond, cashier. From th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********0 for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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Cinco (5) Pesos Currency2239 - Cinco (5) Pesos Currency
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Uncirculated 5 peso bill from El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua. Beautiful vignette of a miner. City: State: Mexico Date: ID# 37423
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to O******1 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Rhyolite Clearing House Certificate $10 Scrip2241 - Rhyolite Clearing House Certificate $10 Scrip
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Series B printed on blue paper with blue safety print and blue under print of vignette. Not signed. $10.00. Printed by Britton & Rey, San Franci...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 2*****l for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Monte Carlo XF 45 Token (Dawson, Alaska/Yukon)2242 - Monte Carlo XF 45 Token (Dawson, Alaska/Yukon)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an exceptional specimen from the great gold camp of Dawson. Note the U. S. penny in a Dawson, Yukon Territory (Canada) token. Probably emblema
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m*****o for (500.00 + 100.00) = 600.00
 
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M&N Bar & Billiard Hall Token (Dawson, Alaska/Yukon)2243 - M&N Bar & Billiard Hall Token (Dawson, Alaska/Yukon)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This date puts this XF graded, pictorial coin right at the beginning of the Alaska Gold Rush. Bi-Metallic. 37mm. M&N Br & Billiard Hall / [p...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to m*****o for (750.00 + 150.00) = 900.00
 
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