December Dreams Premier Auction: Western Americana, Mining, & Numismatics (December 2021)

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Welcome to our "December Dreams" Premier Auction, our final sale of 2021!

December Sale Highlights
This December Sale includes many highlighted collections, including parts of the Ken Prag Postcard Collection, Bill McKivor Token and Medal Collection, MacKenzie Montana Collection, and the Ron Lerch Western Directory Collection, all supplemented by some world-class great rarities from other private collections nationwide.

Fresh to the market is the Ron Lerch Collection of Western Directories. The collection numbers nearly 700 different directories, and here are presented about 200 directories as the first part of this major historic and all-important reference material collection, picked somewhat randomly from the collection. Most of the Western states have several directories offered in this first sale. Some of the key pieces in the December sale are the two very rare San Francisco Chinese business directories, as well as a number of very rare county directories of the nineteenth century. Directories are considered “primary source” material, and as such are essential in aspects of historical research. Few of the directories in the Lerch Collection have been digitized (with the Langley’s San Francisco an obvious exception).

Yes, the Prag Collection keeps on giving! This sale contains about 500 lots of postcards, but the majority, perhaps 350 lots, are from California. This large group offers some of the best and rarest postcards we’ve offered yet, from Pioneer cards (Private Mailing Cards, c1898-1902) to rare artists and themes, such as Disney (1930s cards) and the Titanic (both pre-sinking and post sinking from 1912).

Within these two massive collections is a common theme: Hawaii. The Prag Collection offers about 40 lots of vintage Hawaii postcards, and there are about 7 Hawaiian directories from the Lerch Collection.

Antiquarian photography is another key category for collectors, including many historic and possibly unique western stereo-view cards and photographs, and an absolutely fabulous Ansel Adams original photograph group from his Yosemite Series (all signed), highlighted by “Moon over El Capitan”, print No. 10, considered by many as one of his greatest photographs.

As always, we have a strong Native Americana section, with baskets (more coming in the next sale), jewelry and art. Speaking of Art, we have three early Salvador Dali signed lithographic prints, and a rather wonderful group of Japanese wood block and lithograph prints, many with original signatures.

The MacKenzie Montana Collection continues, with several hundred lots of historical Montana documents and ephemera.

The Railroad and Mining sections contain selections from several private collections with a number of rarities. This sale features premier California Gold Rush and Nevada Territory mining collections!

Our Numismatics section includes a collection of So-Called Dollars and new offerings from the Bill McKivor Nevada token and world-medal collection, not to be missed!

Make sure to use the Keyword search tool to find items in your collecting areas across the three auction days. As usual, our team is happy and ready to answer questions.

And please send us those great collections for 2022! Yours could be the next world record!

--Fred Holabird & Team--


Auction Schedule

Day 1, Friday, December 17th, 2021, Lots 1000-1610
Philatelic (1000-1527)
Military, Political, & Firearms (1528-1558)
Gaming (1559-1577)
Model Railroad & Toys (1578-1610)

Day 2, Saturday, December 18th, 2021, Lots 2000-2683
Books feat. Ron Lerch Directory Collection, Part I (2000-2229)
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera (2230-2363)
Stock Certificates & Bonds (2364-2683)
Mining (2364-2551)
Railroad (2552-2624)
Miscellaneous (2625-2683)

Day 3, Sunday, December 19th, 2021, Lots 3000-3614
Native Americana (3000-3044)
Art feat. Ansel Adams (3045-3087)
General Americana (3088-3388)
Geographically Sorted
Misc. Categories incl. Coffee Mill Collection
Numismatics (3389-3613)
Coins & Currency (3389-3397)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (3398-3447)
Tokens feat. Bill McKivor Nevada Tokens, Part II (3448-3614)
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Jefferson County, MT Billheads & Manuscripts & Mining Documents (70) [140864]3200 - Jefferson County, MT Billheads & Manuscripts & Mining Documents (70) [140864]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 70 Billheads/letterheads from various enterprises throughout Jefferson County, MT c. 1887 - 1910. Included are several pieces of corr
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to J****2 for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Correspondence with Mrs. B. M. Philips Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee   [140377]3201 - Correspondence with Mrs. B. M. Philips Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee [140377]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of letters and a woman's manifesto describes women's rights to vote and persuade politics in a man's political world. Mr...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********b.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Lewis & Clark Co., Montana Detailed Base Map, 1936 [142995]3202 - Lewis & Clark Co., Montana Detailed Base Map, 1936 [142995]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
62 x 35.5". Base Map, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana prepared by the Montana State Highway Dept in cooperation with the Bureau of Public Roads,...
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Estimate : 340.00 - 600.00
Sold to a****a for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Lewis & Clark County, MT Letterhead & Manuscripts (12) [140860]3203 - Lewis & Clark County, MT Letterhead & Manuscripts (12) [140860]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 Billheads/Letterheads from various communities in Lewis & Clark County, MT c. 1881 -1918. Included is an order from the Belmont Minin...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Madison County, MT Billheads & Manuscripts (30+) [140863]3204 - Madison County, MT Billheads & Manuscripts (30+) [140863]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 30 billheads & letterheads from various enterprises throughout Madison County, MT from the early 20th century. Examples include co...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to a****a for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Madison County, MT Illustrations (14) [142748]3205 - Madison County, MT Illustrations (14) [142748]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14 pages of B&W prints of sketches of people, buildings and landscapes of 19th century Madison County, MT. Collection includes an inter...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Meagher County, Montana Ephemera Collection [130671]3206 - Meagher County, Montana Ephemera Collection [130671]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 22 billheads and 25 letters/notes. See photo for billheads. Includes Alpine, Malden, Levina, Kirby, Hughsville, Oka, Musselshell, Ringli
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Meagher County, MT Illustration Collection (12) [142686]3207 - Meagher County, MT Illustration Collection (12) [142686]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 pages of B&W illustrations of people, buildings and landscapes within Meagher County, MT from the late 19th century. Date: Countr...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********b.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Miles City, MT -- City Correspondence/Notices/Financials (150) [142245]3208 - Miles City, MT -- City Correspondence/Notices/Financials (150) [142245]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 150 billheads/letterheads/notices/financials from the city of Miles City. Most items c. 1910 - 1930. Typical are letters to/from the Ma
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Estimate : 760.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Miles City, MT -- City Correspondence & Accounting Documents (220) [142244]3209 - Miles City, MT -- City Correspondence & Accounting Documents (220) [142244]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 220 pieces, all to/from the city of Miles City, MT. Correspondence from the City Clerk as well as the Mayor and City Council predomin
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Start Price : 550.00 | Estimate : 1,100.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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Miles City, MT -- City Letterheads/Legal/Financial Documents (180) [142246]3210 - Miles City, MT -- City Letterheads/Legal/Financial Documents (180) [142246]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 180 pieces to/from the city of Miles City, MT c. 1910 - 1925. Majority of items related to Mayor's office and City Clerk's o...
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Start Price : 450.00 | Estimate : 900.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Miles City, MT -- City Related Letter/Legal/Financial Documents (140) [142247]3211 - Miles City, MT -- City Related Letter/Legal/Financial Documents (140) [142247]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 140 letterheads/billheads to/from the city of Miles City, MT c. 1910 - 1925. Included are monthly reports from the City Treasurer as well as S
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimate : 700.00 - 1,400.00
 
 
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Miles City, MT General Commercial Billheads & County Letterheads (45) [142243]3212 - Miles City, MT General Commercial Billheads & County Letterheads (45) [142243]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 45 billheads/letterheads from various enterprises within Miles City, MT as well as letterheads from Custer County. c. 1883 - 1910. Co
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Estimate : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Missoula Mercantile Co, MT Billheads (240+) [140865]3213 - Missoula Mercantile Co, MT Billheads (240+) [140865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 240 Billheads from the Missoula Mercantile Company, MT, all dated c. 1886 - 1903, two pieces from 1907 and 1923. By far the largest colle
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Estimate : 1,200.00 - 2,400.00
Sold to a****a for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Missoula, Montana Illustration Collection (21) [142687]3214 - Missoula, Montana Illustration Collection (21) [142687]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 21 pages of B&W illustrations of people, building and landscapes of Missoula, MT from the late 19th century. Includes prints of David Ed...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Missoula, MT General Commercial Billheads (A - L) (60+) [140869]3215 - Missoula, MT General Commercial Billheads (A - L) (60+) [140869]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 60 billheads/letterheads from various enterprises in Missoula, MT dated 1884 - 1910. This collection consists of companies with names sta
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Missoula, MT General Commercial Billheads (M - Z) (120+) [142240]3216 - Missoula, MT General Commercial Billheads (M - Z) (120+) [142240]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 120 billheads/letterheads from a variety of enterprises based in Missoula, MT c. 1880s - 1900s, a few pieces from 1923, one from 1940. Ex
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Missoula, MT Government & Organization Documents (50+) [140866]3217 - Missoula, MT Government & Organization Documents (50+) [140866]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 50 documents, mostly from government entities but including several organizations based in Missoula, MT. Most dated late 19th century. M
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Estimate : 260.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Missoula, MT Hardware & Lumber Store Billhead Collection (60+) [140868]3218 - Missoula, MT Hardware & Lumber Store Billhead Collection (60+) [140868]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 60 billheads/letterheads from J.P. Reinhard -- dealer in Hardware, Stoves, Glassware, and Crockery -- and Purtle & Lynch (formerly...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Missoula County, Montana Ephemera Collection [130672]3219 - Missoula County, Montana Ephemera Collection [130672]
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Approximately 25 billheads and 20 notes/letters. See Photograph for more billheads. Includes Libby (Chicago and Montana MC), Jennings (Thomas Conlan G
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Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Outlook, Montana Original Town Plat [142994]3220 - Outlook, Montana Original Town Plat [142994]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original blueprint, canvas mounted town plat of Outlook, Montana, a tiny "cowboy" town in far north-eastern Montana, right next to North D...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to a****a for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Philipsburg, MT General Commerce Billheads (160+) [142250]3221 - Philipsburg, MT General Commerce Billheads (160+) [142250]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 160 general commerce billheads from various companies doing business in Philipsburg, MT around the turn of the 20th century. Most docs da
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to d*******f for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Silver Bow County, MT Billheads & Manuscripts (15) [140862]3222 - Silver Bow County, MT Billheads & Manuscripts (15) [140862]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 Billheads and Letterheads from various enterprises throughout Silver Bow County, MT from the 1880s to 1914. Samples include billheads from
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Teton County, Montana Ephemera Collection [130670]3223 - Teton County, Montana Ephemera Collection [130670]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six billheads and 25 letters/notes. See photo for billheads. From Power, Dutton, Brady (Commercial Bar and Hotel), Farmington, etc. Dups. Date: Cou
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Virginia City, Montana Photographs (38) [142253]3224 - Virginia City, Montana Photographs (38) [142253]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 38 B&W photographs depicting life and landscapes of Virginia City, MT c. 1860 - 1880. Eighteen 8" x 10" pictures -- seven alone...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******g for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Virginia City, MT -- Bank Billheads/Ledgers/Correspondence (130+) [142251]3225 - Virginia City, MT -- Bank Billheads/Ledgers/Correspondence (130+) [142251]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 130 items. Deposit and withdrawal confirmations, ledgers, and related correspondence from banks doing business with firms in Virginia Ci
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to a********b.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Virginia City, MT Variety Pack of Correspondence & Documents (40+) [142249]3226 - Virginia City, MT Variety Pack of Correspondence & Documents (40+) [142249]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 items. Combination of commercial billheads, event programs, telegraphs, blueprints, cafe menus, and government licenses/billheads/corr
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********b.. for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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W.A. Clark Jr. Autographed Letter [142241]3227 - W.A. Clark Jr. Autographed Letter [142241]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter signed by renowned Virginia City attorney W.A. Clark, son of Copper King William Clark (who also served as a US Senator). Typewritten letter a
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Henry Elling Correspondence 1874-1879 [140369]3228 - Henry Elling Correspondence 1874-1879 [140369]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of letters are addressed to Henry Elling of Virginia City, Montana from 1874-1879. Over 20 pieces in all. Henry Elling (1842-1900) was
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Virginia City Players Stage Play Souvenir Programs (9) [142254]3229 - Virginia City Players Stage Play Souvenir Programs (9) [142254]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 souvenir programs from stage plays presented by the Virginia City Players. Dates from 1955 - 1990. All booklets in excellent condition. 19
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Yellowstone, Montana Ephemera Collection [130675]3230 - Yellowstone, Montana Ephemera Collection [130675]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 22 billheads/notes/letters. Better pieces can be seen in photograph. Includes Park Colony Indenture, Laurel (Rocky Fork & Cooke Ci...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to a****a for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Annual Convocation, Sessions of Methodist Episcopal Churches in Montana 1885-1939 [140360]3231 - Annual Convocation, Sessions of Methodist Episcopal Churches in Montana 1885-1939 [140360]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of 15 annual reports or conferences for the Methodist Episcopal Churches in Montana from 1885-1939. Date: Country (if not USA):
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6*****b for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Annual Reports for the State of Montana 1893-1910 [140839]3232 - Annual Reports for the State of Montana 1893-1910 [140839]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of state reports covers: the State Board of Pardons 1892 (see if a family member was pardoned for selling whiskey to the Indians); Boa
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Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to a****a for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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University of Montana Annual Reports 1895-1900 [140834]3233 - University of Montana Annual Reports 1895-1900 [140834]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of fiscal reports are from the University of Montana from 1895-1900. They include the presidents reports from Helena and Missoula, Mon
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a****a for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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State Programs from the Noble State of Montana [140835]3234 - State Programs from the Noble State of Montana [140835]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of programs details social life in the state of Montana. It covers the State Fair as early as 1911 and rodeos as late as 1974. There a
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Territorial Governor Samuel T. Hauser Photograph & Draft Manuscript (17) [142252]3235 - Territorial Governor Samuel T. Hauser Photograph & Draft Manuscript (17) [142252]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 typed half-pages, with B&W photograph, describing the life and time of Samuel T. Hauser, infamous businessman and seventh Territorial ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cattle Brands in Correspondences from Montana  [142305]3236 - Cattle Brands in Correspondences from Montana [142305]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains over 300 letters of correspondences between cattle owners, commissioners, and merchants. Most letters are hand written while others
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to a****a for (1,000.00 + 250.00) = 1,250.00
 
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Cattle Sales Invoices 1889-1907 [142306]3237 - Cattle Sales Invoices 1889-1907 [142306]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This massive lot contains invoices from local stockyards, Chicago stock yards, estray invoices, invoices with cattle brands hand-drawn and rubber-stam
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to a****a for (1,700.00 + 425.00) = 2,125.00
 
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Cow Town Correspondence with Helen Blackmer of Willow Creek 1890 [140374]3238 - Cow Town Correspondence with Helen Blackmer of Willow Creek 1890 [140374]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of letters are all to Miss Helen Blackmer, 1890-1903. Locations like Willow Creek, Sheridan, Butte, Morris, Ennis, Glendale, Melrose,
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Blackmer Correspondence, c1891-1904 [143003]3239 - Blackmer Correspondence, c1891-1904 [143003]
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Large group of letters with covers to Miss Helen H. Blackmer at various Montana towns, from Butte to Helena, Livingston, Glendale and many more. All
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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County Officials named in 1886 Documents [140373]3240 - County Officials named in 1886 Documents [140373]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of documents are for tax collection and the distribution of those taxes collected by office and government distribution. County offici
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to h****y for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Four Montana Counties of Billheads/Notes/Letters [130666]3241 - Four Montana Counties of Billheads/Notes/Letters [130666]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 21 billheads and 12 Letters/Notes. Includes Dawson County (Poplar, Sebastian & Stuart Fish), and a County abstract. Hill (Sunburst...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Licenses for Business in Montana 1892-1944 [140836]3242 - Licenses for Business in Montana 1892-1944 [140836]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of licenses from the state of Montana include business, wholesalers, bankers, liquor license, and even a hunting license from 1944. A
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to n*******4 for (225.00 + 49.50) = 274.50
 
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Montana License and Tax Stubs [140361]3243 - Montana License and Tax Stubs [140361]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of license receipts and tax stubs total over 40 books and leger pages for tax collected or licenses issued to almost ever imaginable o
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to t******2 for (1,600.00 + 400.00) = 2,000.00
 
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Montana Advertising Collection (20+) [142784]3244 - Montana Advertising Collection (20+) [142784]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 20 advertising pieces from various organizations in Montana. Items dated from 1890 - modern times. Examples: small booklet of By-Laws o
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a****a for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Montana and Other State Campaign Ephemera [140604]3245 - Montana and Other State Campaign Ephemera [140604]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment of campaign leaflets and bumper stickers from past campaigns for congress, senate and president. .Now you can confuse your friends by pa
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Montana Business Card Collection (50) [142681]3246 - Montana Business Card Collection (50) [142681]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 50 Montana business cards from businesses and political candidates from around the state. Twelve w/rounded corners. No dates but likel
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Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Montana Cowboy Calendar Art, Six Full Size Art Calendars [142992]3247 - Montana Cowboy Calendar Art, Six Full Size Art Calendars [142992]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six full size calendars from the 1970s featuring classic cowboy art. Three are by Duane Bryers, two by Tim Ryan, and the last is unsigned. All are abo
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to j*****0 for (80.00 + 17.60) = 97.60
 
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Montana Illustrated Billheads/Letterheads (55) [142781]3248 - Montana Illustrated Billheads/Letterheads (55) [142781]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 55 pieces of correspondence on preprinted company stationary w/illustrated logos. Example: J.A. Folger's logo with illustrated ...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Montana Illustrated Letterheads w/Buildings (40+) [142782]3249 - Montana Illustrated Letterheads w/Buildings (40+) [142782]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 letterheads/billheads with buildings illustrated in the logos. Correspondence from companies outside of MT doing business w/MT firms.
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Montana Letterheads/Billheads Collection (80+) [142785]3250 - Montana Letterheads/Billheads Collection (80+) [142785]
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Lot of over 80 letterheads, mostly commercial billheads, from companies/government agencies in Montana or doing business with companies in Montana. M
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Estimate : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Montana Letters/Billheads, Random (80+) [142749]3251 - Montana Letters/Billheads, Random (80+) [142749]
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Lot of over 80 commercial billheads and letterheads along with letters from businesses and private citizens throughout MT from the late 19th century/e
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Estimate : 160.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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Montana Manuscripts/Billheads from "C" Towns (125+) [142780]3252 - Montana Manuscripts/Billheads from "C" Towns (125+) [142780]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 125 manuscripts (not on stationary) and billheads from various enterprises and individuals living in towns in MT late-19th century/early 2
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Montana Miscellaneous Illustrations Collections (16) [142689]3253 - Montana Miscellaneous Illustrations Collections (16) [142689]
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Lot of 16 pages of prints of B&W illustrations of people, buildings and landscapes throughout Montana from the late 19th century. Included is a...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Montana Indian Agency Ephemera [130674]3254 - Montana Indian Agency Ephemera [130674]
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Lot of nine from Old Agency, Crow Agency, Brown's Ranch and Hardin. One JH Sherburne, dealer in all Indian goods. Letter from Big Horn about a m...
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Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Montana Tickets, Tolls, Coupons (36) [142684]3255 - Montana Tickets, Tolls, Coupons (36) [142684]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 36 tickets, tolls, coupons from various organizations. Includes tickets for the Helena Montana Railway Company, a Merry-Go-Round ride ticket f
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e********n for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Stanton & Couch Ledgers from 1908-1913 [140378]3256 - Stanton & Couch Ledgers from 1908-1913 [140378]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thomas Couch was a prominent name in Montana for his mining and ranching interests. This collection has the Stanton & Couch ledgers from 1908-19...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to h****y for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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W. P. McBride Esq. Correspondence 1888-1889 [140367]3257 - W. P. McBride Esq. Correspondence 1888-1889 [140367]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of personal correspondence of W. P. McBride Esq. most are hand written letters along with legers, mining activities, payroll, an
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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William Huber Letters 1940's [140365]3258 - William Huber Letters 1940's [140365]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of personal letters from William Huber to his wife Cece while on the road as a travelling salesman. Over 100 pages of letters mos
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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"Winnemucca Town & Peak" Hart C.P.R.R.. Stereoview, Rare Nevada Town Scene [111904]3260 - "Winnemucca Town & Peak" Hart C.P.R.R.. Stereoview, Rare Nevada Town Scene [111904]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hart view #320 titled "Winnemucca Town & Peak, 334 miles from Sacramento". This is from Hart's Central Pacific Railroad Series. Al...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to B**********s for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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Nevada Map Collection (7) [142678]3261 - Nevada Map Collection (7) [142678]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7 antiquarian maps of Nevada. All mounted and shrink wrapped in pristine condition. Largest is a County map of NV & UT, Philadelphia: S. ...
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Garcia Family Archive, Taos and Surrounds, c1870-1950 [143027]3263 - Garcia Family Archive, Taos and Surrounds, c1870-1950 [143027]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Archive of over 100 documents and a few photos from a series of Hispanic families out of the Taos region. Many of the documents are in Spanish, some b
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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P. T. Barnum Autograph [136312]3264 - P. T. Barnum Autograph [136312]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three by eight inch piece of paper with "P.T. Barnum / July 14th/74 / King of all / Show Men / True to his / Friends." Phineas Taylor Barn...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****t for (475.00 + 118.75) = 593.75
 
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John Glenn Inscribed & Autographed Photo [140464]3265 - John Glenn Inscribed & Autographed Photo [140464]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
John Glenn autographed color photo. The astronaut and U.S. senator is shown from the chest up wearing a suit and tie. Inscribed Photograph signed: &...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Stereoview of Medford Oregon [140141]3266 - Stereoview of Medford Oregon [140141]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One stereo view card of Medford Oregon taken from the roof of Medford Hotel. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Oregon City: Medford Provenance
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Political Figures' Autographed Photos (3) [141581]3267 - Political Figures' Autographed Photos (3) [141581]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter on White House stationery from President Reagan's assistant accompanying a signed photo, an 8"x 10" photo simply signed "J...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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H.G. Wells Autograph [141594]3268 - H.G. Wells Autograph [141594]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Signature of writer and author H.G. Wells. It is on a page from the 1924 edition "The Wrks of H.G. Wells Atlantic Edition." Please see pho...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Margaret Thatcher Signed Photo [141591]3269 - Margaret Thatcher Signed Photo [141591]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 4"x 6" black and white signed photo of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. There is also a secretary signed letter ...
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Estimate : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Autographed Photograph of Buffalo Bill Cody [136289]3270 - Autographed Photograph of Buffalo Bill Cody [136289]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Buffalo Bill Cody in his fringed jacket with his rifle in hand. 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch photo mounted on a 3 1/2 x 5 inch card. Signed "W.F. Cody &#...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Signed Photograph of Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill [136296]3271 - Signed Photograph of Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill [136296]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Penn Show Print Company of Philadelphia produced this 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 picture signed "Compliments of W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) G.W. Lillie (P...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Early Cowboy Doll Pair [143026]3272 - Early Cowboy Doll Pair [143026]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two early Cowboy dolls, possibly c 1920 of a man and a woman with the huge cowboy hats reminiscent of Will James' illustrations in the likes of ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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Braided Horsehair Belt c. 1930 (1) [140129]3273 - Braided Horsehair Belt c. 1930 (1) [140129]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Camel tan background horsehair belt with intricate designs in diamonds and Indian patterns. Also touched with greens, blacks, reds, and some oranges
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Sterling Silver Belt Buckles [136294]3274 - Sterling Silver Belt Buckles [136294]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two sterling silver belt buckles: 1) 1978 San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. / Appaloosa Horse Show / Mares Foaled in 1974 or Before. Made
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Saloon Photograph: J. Stoebe Sample Room [136293]3275 - Saloon Photograph: J. Stoebe Sample Room [136293]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photo of 14 men outside J. Stoebe's Sample Room. Handwritten at top is "Dad's saloon at the Home Corner. An unattributed token for J. S...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****a for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Pair of Large Ceramic Whiskey & Brandy Barrels [142390]3276 - Pair of Large Ceramic Whiskey & Brandy Barrels [142390]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
With original brass pour spouts and hand painted front pieces, P. Brandy and S Whiskey. Great patterns on each, unsigned. c1875 with labels on bottom
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Universal Cutlery Co. Brevete Depose Corkscrew c.1900 [142316]3277 - Universal Cutlery Co. Brevete Depose Corkscrew c.1900 [142316]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This corkscrew is made by "Universal Cutlery Co. Brevete Depose". Heavy patination, works fine. 5.5 in. collapsed. From the Shirley Bovis ...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********r.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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A1 Beer Advertising Art, Framed [143010]3278 - A1 Beer Advertising Art, Framed [143010]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22.5 x 37" framed advertising art for A-1 Beer, "Quartet" by Lon Megargee for the Arizona Brewing Co. This is from a series of four...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Speakeasy Door Window with Door Knocker [142307]3279 - Speakeasy Door Window with Door Knocker [142307]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This door window was made by Peabody-Acker Inc. model #D-200. Made of aluminum 1920's-1930 as a speakeasy door window with knocker. Patinated al...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Glass Bottle Tops [140818]3280 - Glass Bottle Tops [140818]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of twenty-five glass bottle tops covers a number of different sizes. If you are missing that top to an antique bottle; it could be her
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Coca Cola Fountain Service Enamel Sign [143012]3281 - Coca Cola Fountain Service Enamel Sign [143012]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 x 28" enamel Coca Cola sign, "Drink Coca Cola Fountain Service". Yellow, red and green. chips in enamel at lower left attachment h...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to j*****r for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Cigar Cutter, A Bit Risque [143090]3283 - Cigar Cutter, A Bit Risque [143090]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Child sitting on a chamber pot cigar cutter. 35mm tall. Pull the child's legs forward, place your cigar in the bottom of the pot, push the legs ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Electric Cigar Lighter, Rare [142266]3284 - Electric Cigar Lighter, Rare [142266]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage electric cigar lighter w/screw-in plug socket. No manufacturer marks or dates but likely c. 1930s - 1940s. Painted light green. Electric co
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Fruit and Produce Labels [140831]3286 - Fruit and Produce Labels [140831]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of full size fruit and produce labels. Several states are covered. There are over 50 different labels with a total of over 180 p
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Estimate : 360.00 - 500.00
Sold to n*******4 for (350.00 + 77.00) = 427.00
 
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Badges (3) - Census, Sheriff, and Soviet [143110]3287 - Badges (3) - Census, Sheriff, and Soviet [143110]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1910 Census taker badge. Nickel, 30 x 43mm; 2) Six-pointed star Sheriff's Posse badge from Washington County, Idaho. EF/AU; 3) Soviet award, ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Souvenir Breast Badges [136328]3288 - Souvenir Breast Badges [136328]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three medals. 1) Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Montana / 28th Annual Convocation; Br., 42 mm long with loop; 2) Dedication Montana State Capitol / 19
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******c for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Five Convention Ribbons [130812]3289 - Five Convention Ribbons [130812]
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1) United Steel Workers of American, 8th Constitutional Convention. Delegate. 2) 45th Annual Convention of the American Philatelic Society. 1930. 3) 1
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 2*****s for (110.00 + 24.20) = 134.20
 
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Kellogg Pep Cereal Pin Collection [136327]3290 - Kellogg Pep Cereal Pin Collection [136327]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 49 pinbacks. Kellogg's introduced small lithographed tin pinback buttons as premiums offered in boxes of Pep Cereal in 1943, In 1945, th...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a****a for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Billheads From Around the Country [140626]3291 - Billheads From Around the Country [140626]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment of Billheads from around the country. Included are Billheads from Mountville Manufacturing Company, Simmons Hardware Company, Supplee Ha
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Collectible Grab-Bag [140607]3292 - Collectible Grab-Bag [140607]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment of collectibles and ephemera, including a souvenir coffee mug, an ashtray and a heap of ephemera, including blank stock certificate from
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Fine Hand Sewn Linens (31) [140136]3293 - Fine Hand Sewn Linens (31) [140136]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 31 hand sewn linens. Highlight of this visually stunning collection is a light brown cover linen, approx. 63" x 105" c. 1800s. Ot...
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Pocket Mirrors [142277]3295 - Pocket Mirrors [142277]
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Lot of three pocket mirrors: 1927 Portland Oregon Knights of Columbus Convention; mirror back missing; 40 x 60 mm oval, lovely pink, blue and green co
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Souvenir Spoon Collection [136287]3296 - Souvenir Spoon Collection [136287]
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Lot of seven vintage souvenir spoons. 1) Sterling silver fruit spoon, S. Kirk & Son (5 inches); 2) sterling silver figural spoon, Denver, Colora...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r**4 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Three interesting and diverse Insurance Papers [130585]3297 - Three interesting and diverse Insurance Papers [130585]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1)Niagara Insurance Company, City of New York. 1893. For Lawrence Barkhoff the owner of the Washington Caldwell Construction Company at Plum Township,
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Whitall, Tatum & Co. Colored Glass Syringes  [140822]3298 - Whitall, Tatum & Co. Colored Glass Syringes [140822]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains six Whitall, Tatum & Co. French style jet cap syringes in their original tissue wraps and box. The box was sold as a dozen, no...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*******n for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Western Ephemera and Stock Bargain Lot [142849]3299 - Western Ephemera and Stock Bargain Lot [142849]
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Lot of 20. Three Sutter Basin Company stocks. Unsigned and unissued. Numbers 295 to 297. The Sutter Basin Company was created for the purpose of devel
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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