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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Large Chinese Pot2343 - Large Chinese Pot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14" tall pot. Chips on the rim and caked dirt (easily cleanable) on the pot. A wonderful remainder of the Chinese influence on the building of ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Two Magnificent Freight Wagon Wheels2344 - Two Magnificent Freight Wagon Wheels
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large, heavy, freight wagon wheels purchased during the Harold's Club auction of their firearms and Western Americana. 38" high. Shippi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to G****d for (375.00 + 86.25) = 461.25
 
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Large Heavy, Old, Blacksmith's Vice2345 - Large Heavy, Old, Blacksmith's Vice
Holabird Western Americana Collections
41 " long and meant to attached to the floor and a blacksmith's table. Truly heavy duty! Shipping will be costly, so we suggest that this i...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********e for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Old-fashioned Blacksmith Table and Tools2346 - Old-fashioned Blacksmith Table and Tools
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This very heavy, quite large metal table stands 29.5" tall. There is an attached piece that seems to have broken off of something. Comes with a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to c********e for (450.00 + 90.00) = 540.00
 
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Two Antique Drill Bits2347 - Two Antique Drill Bits
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The large one has replaceable cutters and looks pretty mean! 8.25" x 5.5". The smaller is 5" x 3". City: State: United States...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to D*****2 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Original Fly Fishing Broadside2348 - Original Fly Fishing Broadside
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original fly fishing broadside from the White Brothers in Liverpool. Two-sided handbill with illustrated wet and dry flies and other fishing equipment
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Early Foreign Stagecoach Photographs2349 - Early Foreign Stagecoach Photographs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early photographs, perhaps from 1880, of ornate stage wagons. These photographs are quite probably from a salesman's album. One is mounted on cl...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Pony Express 80th Anniversary Desk Pen Set2350 - Pony Express 80th Anniversary Desk Pen Set
Holabird Western Americana Collections
80th anniversary pen set with Franklin D Roosevelt and his vice president. Pens are no longer present. 8 x 14." One of the key attributes to th...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m****a for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Rare 1873 Book on the Prybilov Islands (Alaska)2351 - Rare 1873 Book on the Prybilov Islands (Alaska)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This rare volume published by the United States Government in 1873 is Henry W Elliott's report on these islands and the people who live there. I...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to g***s for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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Fred Dodge, John Clum letter (with Earp Connections)2352 - Fred Dodge, John Clum letter (with Earp Connections)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Fred Dodge (Dodge Brothers) is writing to John Clum, former Tombstone Epitaph editor, in 1930. The letter is personal and revealing: "Poor o...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8***0 for (1,400.00 + 322.00) = 1,722.00
 
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Original Tombstone to Nogales Stage Line Advertising Card2353 - Original Tombstone to Nogales Stage Line Advertising Card
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tombstone-Fairbanks-Nogales business card, Ben H. Butler, Manager. With connections to Tucson, Bisbee, Globe, Douglas, etc. This 81.2 mile, six hour t
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o******s for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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Rare Check signed by Madame LeTang of Tombstone (Brothel)2354 - Rare Check signed by Madame LeTang of Tombstone (Brothel)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drawn on the Pima County Bank. LeTang was a professional and beautiful French Madame known as Blond Marie in Tombstone. She ran the best prostitution
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****t for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Original Grand Raffle Ticket for a Beautiful Doll - Spectacular2355 - Original Grand Raffle Ticket for a Beautiful Doll - Spectacular
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tickets 50c to be had at the IXL or New Bazaar at the corner of Fifth and Fremont Streets. December 22nd at 7 pm. Pristine condition. We don't k...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Schieffelin Hall Grand Entertainment Ticket2356 - Schieffelin Hall Grand Entertainment Ticket
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pristine condition. Rare. December 16, 1898. Schieffelin Hall is a building from the American Old West in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, the largest st
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to l********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Tombstone Postal Card to a Governor from a Prominent Attorney2357 - Tombstone Postal Card to a Governor from a Prominent Attorney
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From Tombstone Attorney Ben Goodrich to Governor FR Trittle. Partial Prescott cancel and full Tombstone received cancel. City: Tombstone State: Ari
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***0 for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Two El Paso Southwestern Passenger Tickets2358 - Two El Paso Southwestern Passenger Tickets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One from El Paso and one from Douglas. Both with a return stamp from Tombstone. Dated on reverse. Very scarce; in fact we have never seen one! City:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*****s for (55.00 + 11.00) = 66.00
 
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Wells Fargo Express Receipt for a Bag of $500 Worth of Silver Coin (Arizona Territory)2359 - Wells Fargo Express Receipt for a Bag of $500 Worth of Silver Coin (Arizona Territory)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains of a single Wells Fargo and Company express receipt from Tucson Arizona territory from 1878. The receipt covers a bag worth $500 in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (650.00 + 130.00) = 780.00
 
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L.M. Jacobs Check from EB Gage (mining) to S. Bryant (friend of Wyatt Earp)2360 - L.M. Jacobs Check from EB Gage (mining) to S. Bryant (friend of Wyatt Earp)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
L.M. Jacobs was an early Tombstone and Tucson banker. S. Bryant was a friend of Wyatt Earp and rode in posses with him. He was also a well-known mini
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Two Early Tucson Checks w/ Important Arizona Figures2361 - Two Early Tucson Checks w/ Important Arizona Figures
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) LM Jacobs check from mining man EB Gage to mining man WT Witherell. Many more Witherell items are in this sale. Both signatures are on the check. B
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*****s for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Two Arizona Territory Checks Signed by Two Governors2362 - Two Arizona Territory Checks Signed by Two Governors
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two checks written on the Santa Cruz Valley Bank in Tucson in 1889. One check is addressed to Governor AP Safford for $120. The second check is addres
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*****s for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Jeff D Milton (Good Man with a Gun) Archive2363 - Jeff D Milton (Good Man with a Gun) Archive
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This archive has material pertaining to Jeff D Milton. Mr. Milton was a very well-known Arizona law man. J Evetts Haley wrote a biography of Milton kn
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to B*****8 for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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Handbook to Arizona 1877- Hinton (Rio Grande Press Reprint)2364 - Handbook to Arizona 1877- Hinton (Rio Grande Press Reprint)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful reprint copy of this classic Arizona reference book. Printed by Rio Grande Press, 1970. 431 pages, plus a large appendix, 43 pp. of advertis
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to C*********Z for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Union Brewing Company, Anaheim, California Serving Tray2365 - Union Brewing Company, Anaheim, California Serving Tray
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hard-to-find Southern California saloon serving tray. Picture is of 'Marguerite'. Copyright 1911. Scratches through 'Union'. Worn, b...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j****r for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Moved to Lot 2426A2366 - Moved to Lot 2426A
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot has been moved to Lot 2426a so that it is in the correct geographic section of the catalog. Do not bid on 2366.
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 1.00 - 1.00
 
 
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$250 Bond of Lake County, State of California, 18702367 - $250 Bond of Lake County, State of California, 1870
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare, early California bond from the county of Lake, in northern California. Ten year bond was to mature on Jan. 1, 1881. Allegorical female, dra
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Marysville, California Gold Rush Era Liquor License2368 - Marysville, California Gold Rush Era Liquor License
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An early Gold Rush liquor license, issued to Louis Blanco for three months at a cost of $15. Signed by county treasurer John A. Paxton. Blue paper wit
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Estimates : 80.00 - 180.00
Sold to P**********8 for (45.00 + 10.35) = 55.35
 
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San Francisco / Gold Rush Billheads2369 - San Francisco / Gold Rush Billheads
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight different San Francisco billheads from the California Gold Rush. 1852 to 1860. All are dateline San Francisco. They include Taft and Company, OC
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (130.00 + 29.90) = 159.90
 
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Account Sheet of Captain R. Greenlee (Gold Rush Era)2370 - Account Sheet of Captain R. Greenlee (Gold Rush Era)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Account of shipping balance due. A single page account sheet of money owed hand-written for Captain R. Greenlee. Shows first payment on sale of boat,
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gold Rush Era Stock Certificates2371 - Gold Rush Era Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three stock certificates from the California Gold Rush era. 1) Two stock certificates from the Tuolumne County Water Company. One is issued to
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****M for (95.00 + 21.85) = 116.85
 
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1869 Map of San Francisco Peninsula2372 - 1869 Map of San Francisco Peninsula
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published by U.S. Coast Survey, Benjamin Pierce, Superintendent. Price $1.50. Measures 29.5" x 18." Scale 1:40,000. Folds with major separ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Ad. B. Lang, National Bottle Lager Glass2373 - Ad. B. Lang, National Bottle Lager Glass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice 'N. B.' inscription in a floral engraving on glass. 3.5" tall. Excellent condition. City: San Francisco State: California Date:...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to s****r for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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San Francisco / Burgermeister Brewing Corporation Stock Certificates2374 - San Francisco / Burgermeister Brewing Corporation Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Marvelous and unique pair showing the change in names from San Francisco Brewing Corporation to Bugermeister Brewing Corporation. Includes the Verbal
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to s****r for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Ben Holladay Receipt for Mine Investment (proprietor of Overland Stage Company)2375 - Ben Holladay Receipt for Mine Investment (proprietor of Overland Stage Company)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ben Holladay was famous as the owner of the Overland Mail Route for many years. But he got his start in San Francisco with steamers. He also speculate
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********d for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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Two Unusual Silver Chinese Badges/Medallions2376 - Two Unusual Silver Chinese Badges/Medallions
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are two very similar, yet distinctly different medallions. In English both say "Y. Y.," "San Francisco, Cal.," and "1...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*********r for (475.00 + 95.00) = 570.00
 
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Truckee Panorama (reprint)2377 - Truckee Panorama (reprint)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 x 64" Nice Truckee panorama reprint of downtown and train station. A passenger train is sitting at the station. Buildings include the Trucke...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to F****e for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Frank Adams Half & Quarter Plate Tin Photographs (Volcano, California)2378 - Frank Adams Half & Quarter Plate Tin Photographs (Volcano, California)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early. Very historical. Photos show a bearded man, two women and a boy in front of a wood cabin surrounded by grass bushes & trees. 1) 1/2 ...
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Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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W. H. Jackson Clear Creek Photo Album2379 - W. H. Jackson Clear Creek Photo Album
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fold-out photo album of Clear Creek area. (4.75" x 7.25") Published by W. H. Jackson & Co., Denver, Colorado. Nine actual photographs ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to S*****3 for (350.00 + 70.00) = 420.00
 
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Colorado Springs Cabinet Card - Overview of Town2380 - Colorado Springs Cabinet Card - Overview of Town
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Strong contrast. You can read "Public Resort for Gentleman" and "Livery." Photograph by WE Hook. City: Colorado Springs State...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to F****e for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Report of Bishop Randall from Colorado Territory2381 - Report of Bishop Randall from Colorado Territory
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early Colorado religious document! Perhaps the first Episcopal report from the Territory. The First Report of Bishop Randall, of Colorado, to the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Three Denver Booklets2382 - Three Denver Booklets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Denver and its Outings" by W. G. M. Stone. 1892, 170 pages. Denver includes list of parks, city railway stops, lakes, hotels, express ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 3****m for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Festival of the Mountain and Plain, Official Program (Denver, 1896)2383 - Festival of the Mountain and Plain, Official Program (Denver, 1896)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The program (9.5" x 6.75") discusses Points of Interest and History. Most of the booklet is full of advertisements with the program listin...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (130.00 + 29.90) = 159.90
 
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Souvenir Book for the Festival of the Mountain and Plain2384 - Souvenir Book for the Festival of the Mountain and Plain
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This very interesting booklet (6" x 9.25") contains photos and etchings of people, parade floats, street scenes of the festival. The Festi...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (170.00 + 39.10) = 209.10
 
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Five Denver Pamphlets/Booklets2385 - Five Denver Pamphlets/Booklets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Distinctive Denver: The Romance of an American Capital. Published by the Denver Chamber of Commerce. 1926. 63 pages with small printed photographs.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3****m for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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Hot Springs & Hotel Booklets2386 - Hot Springs & Hotel Booklets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Promotional and Souvenir pieces, three total, of Glenwood Hot Springs Hotel, a health and pleasure rest. One piece issued by the State of Colorado da
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to r***6 for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Fraternal Order of Eagles Membership Badge (Goldfield, Colorado)2387 - Fraternal Order of Eagles Membership Badge (Goldfield, Colorado)
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Red, white, and blue membership badge from Goldfield Aerie, No. 295. Nine inches long, with metal eagle and fringe. City: Goldfield State: Colorado
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (70.00 + 16.10) = 86.10
 
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William Henry Jackson Cabinet Cards of Leadville2388 - William Henry Jackson Cabinet Cards of Leadville
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two cabinet cards of photographs from William Henry Jackson of Leadville. Both photos dated 1891. One photo entitled Carbonate Hill. Second photo enti
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to S*****3 for (250.00 + 50.00) = 300.00
 
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Leadville High School "The Miner" Volume 1, Number 12389 - Leadville High School "The Miner" Volume 1, Number 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Quite a thorough and detailed 1911 high school magazine. 130 pages. Paper cover has been taped. Very interesting! City: Leadville State: Colorado D
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Five Books/Booklets on Manitou2390 - Five Books/Booklets on Manitou
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "The Story of Manitou." Thirteenth edition, three hundred thousand. Copyright by S. K. Hooper, General Passenger Agent, Denver & Ri...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Five More Books/Booklets on Manitou, Colorado2391 - Five More Books/Booklets on Manitou, Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "The Crystal Park Auto Trip, Manitou, Colorado." Souvenir of a trip with two photos--one of a tour car going up the road to Crystal Pea...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (70.00 + 16.10) = 86.10
 
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Views of the Pikes Peak Region2392 - Views of the Pikes Peak Region
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Engraved and published by the Williamson- Haffner Engraving Company, Denver, Colorado. From photographs by J. G. Hiestand and W. H. Harlan. Copyright
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to i*********1 for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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