Great American July Auction

Auction Details

This three day sale has highlights in many of our collecting categories including Mining, Saloon, Native Americana, Numismatics, Postal History, General Americana, Tokens, Railroad & Express, Bottles, and Western Art & Americana.

SESSION ONE OVERVIEW
Our Saloon & Cigar section features brewing advertising, beer trays, cigar tins, ephemera, and match cases. Following this, our Bottle section includes beer bottles, whisky flasks, and other Western glassware.

Our Gaming section has rare chips and tokens (including ivory chips), a Keno goose, a slot machine, and early dice games.

Numismatics features Israeli coins and medals, U.S. medals including ANA, and US and Mexican coins including a large selection of belt buckles with Morgan Dollars and Peace Dollars.

Next comes our Railroad & Express section. Highlights include: a Leland Stanford signed pass; a Tonopah & Tidewater lock; a Virginia & Truckee loaner watch (and other V&T ephemera); and 1860s American Express Co. stock certificates with signatures from Wells, Fargo, & Holland.

We then have the largest Postal History section we've had in many years. There is a particular focus on Nevada with rarities from Esmeralda, Bernice, Cradlebaugh, and others. The section ends with Nevada revenue stamps and large US stamp collections.

Session One ends with our Token section which has pieces from California, Nevada, Montana, as well as rare Good For Mirrors.


SESSION TWO OVERVIEW
Session Two is all Mining. Our Mining section features a fabulous assortment of mine lighting devices including carbide lamps, safety lamps, oil wick lamps, and candlesticks. We also have explosives-related material including blasting cap tins, wood boxes, and ephemera. In addition, the section has more mining signs, assay material, mining artifacts, and ephemera such as stock certificates and other mining documents and books. Don't miss a unique and very important set of Bank of California/Virginia City letters (Lots 2573-2576).

SESSION THREE OVERVIEW
Session Three begins with a diverse and large Native Americana section: beadwork, baskets, pottery, rugs, points, a large section of turquoise and silver jewelry, kachinas, sculptures, and Native American & Western art. Don't miss Lot 3184, a Millicent Hearst painting.

Our General Americana section begins with a group of taxidermy pieces from two collections including a Western museum. We then have our usual varied and diverse selection of General Americana artifacts and ephemera including: an early ivory ship; rare California directories; turn-of-the-century Goldfield Gold Rush furniture (Lots 3480-84); early film and stage autographs; and much more. Be sure not to miss the premium early Western silverware lots including a once-in-a-lifetime offering of Comstock groups. The session ends with Dealer Specials, large bargain-priced groups of ephemera.

Table of Contents
Day 1, Saturday, July 8th (Lot 1000-1728)
Saloon, Cigar, & Tobacco (Lots 1000-1083)
Bottles & Insulators (Lots 1084-1183)
Gaming (Lots 1184-1210)
Numismatics (Lots 1211-1297)
Coin & Western Belt Buckles (Lots 1298-1393)
Railroad & Express (Lots 1394-1453)
Philatelic & Postal History (Lots 1454-1607)
Tokens (Lots 1608-1728)


Day 2, Sunday, July 9th (Lot 2000-2656)
Mining (Lot 2000-2656)
Mine Lighting Devices
Safety Lamps (2000-2065)
Carbide Lamps (2066-2230)
Oil Wick Lamps (2231-2374)
Misc. Lighting (2375-2383)
Mine Signs (2384-2400)
Explosives (2401-2462)
Assay (2463-2476)
Mining Artifacts (2477-2492)
Ephemera (Sorted State/City) (2493-2656)

Day 3, Monday, July 10th (Lots 3000-3613)
Native Americana & Western Art (3000-3204)
Beadwork, Baskets, Pottery, & Rugs (3000-3027)
Jewelry (3028-3049)
Points, Tools, & Ephemera (3050-3060)
Kachinas & Sculptures (3061-3143)
Native & Western Art (3144-3204)
Taxidermy (3205-3223)
General Americana (3224-3613)
Miscellaneous (3224-3328)
Sorted by State/City (3329-3571)
Dealer Specials (3572-3613)

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Remainder of Nevada Wells Fargo Collection1548 - Remainder of Nevada Wells Fargo Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. 1) Austin N. T. Back states the letter was actually received in 1865 after Nevada was a state. From W. G. Borneman. Includes historical i
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Estimates : 110.00 - 160.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Five Large Size Multiple Scene Nevada Postcards1549 - Five Large Size Multiple Scene Nevada Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Town views of Rawhide, Tonopah, and Goldfield on the same postcard. 2) The Clifford Mine, the Belle Helen Mine and Mill, and Sally, basket maker 3
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to r******h for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Four Nevada Country Scenes: Including a Stage Coach1550 - Four Nevada Country Scenes: Including a Stage Coach
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Stage Coach passing through an open plain with mountains in the background. Donner Bridge slammed with snow! The V&T passing by the ghost tow...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Four Interesting Legal Sized Nevada Envelopes1551 - Four Interesting Legal Sized Nevada Envelopes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) c1875 State Land Office cc. Addressed to Francis M. Smith of Clover Valley. Note on back advises "Their is no such man lives in Clover Cit...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to a********n.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Nevada Advertising Covers1552 - Nevada Advertising Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eighteen. 1) Bank of Pioche. 2) John S. Cook Bank, Goldfield. 3) Ely Lumber & Coal, Ely. 4-6) Elko Water & Light; George Russell (fut...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Nevada Color Postcard Collection1553 - Nevada Color Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of fifty-one. Early Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Buster Mine, early Cave Rock, Stagecoach, Lake Tahoe, oldest house in Genoa, Carson City, cowboy,
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Nevada Mining Advertising Covers1554 - Nevada Mining Advertising Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven. 1) Goldbanks Quicksilver, Winnemucca address, Winnemucca cancel. 2) Spruce Monarch Mining, Wells, Wells. 3) Riverview Gold Mining, Sear
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to b******a for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Nevada Postal History Group1555 - Nevada Postal History Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large varied lot. 1) Clark County: a) Benny Binion's Horseshoe Club: Atom Bomb Blasts. b) Two Pioneer Club with Atom Bomb Blast imposed. One is ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nine Nevada RPC's1556 - Nine Nevada RPC's
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beatty street scene by Frasher, Sparks street scene, overview of Dayton, Yerington Court House, Stewart Indian school surrounded by desert (you don&...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 90.00
Sold to 2*****l for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Nevada Railroad Advertising Covers1557 - Nevada Railroad Advertising Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five. 1-2) Nevada Central Railroad with an Austin cancel. 3) Tonopah & Goldfield R. R. cover with a Goldfield cancel. 4) Virginia & T...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 9***6 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Six Nevada Railroad Covers1558 - Six Nevada Railroad Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1878 Reno & V. City Agt. Date identified by stock prices. To AB Thompson of Virginia City. R-4. 2) Reno & Va. City, Tr. 1. Addressed to J...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Four Nevada Covers with Contents Addressed to JS Cain of Bodie, California1559 - Four Nevada Covers with Contents Addressed to JS Cain of Bodie, California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All have corner advertising, letters on letterhead, and background material on the people/companies who sent the letters. 1) Reno & Goldfield RP...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6*****b for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Xtra's from the Nevada Postal History Collection1560 - Xtra's from the Nevada Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 60. Includes: R-6 Alpine. Early and beautiful 1888 Glenbrook from Cogwin & Noteware, R-4 Candelaria, R-4 Fletcher, R-4 Aurora, R-4 Sodavi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 2*****l for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Pictorial Oregon Postal Covers1561 - Pictorial Oregon Postal Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven pieces of early Oregon advertising covers. 1884 and more recent. State: Oregon City: HWAC#: 42241 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Washington Rodeo Real Photo Postcards1562 - Washington Rodeo Real Photo Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15. Walla Walla, Ellensburg, and Toppenish. None were postally used. No duplicates. Riders such as Roy Hunter, Wynn Vickerman, Donnie Snyder, D
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Balloon Ascension Real Photo Postcard1563 - Balloon Ascension Real Photo Postcard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight or so people ready for their flight in a hot air balloon. Not used. State: City: HWAC#: 48468 Date:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Machu Picchu Photo Postcards1564 - Machu Picchu Photo Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 original photo postcards of Machu Picchu given by Wilbur May to Clayton Phillips, c. 1920-25. State: zPeru City: Andes HWAC#: 41906 Date:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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First Day Cover Collection 11565 - First Day Cover Collection 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four albums of First Day Covers from the 1940s through the 1990s. One album contains the Wildflowers of the 50 States. State: City: HWAC#: 474
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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First Day Cover Collection 21566 - First Day Cover Collection 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three albums of First Day Covers: one with 67 First Day Covers and some uncancelled plate blocks; one with 118 First Day Covers, and one with "...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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First Day Cover Collection 31567 - First Day Cover Collection 3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large mix of cachet covers, four binders, Kenmore Limited Edition Collection, over 200 covers. Another binder from the 1950s, probably 50 covers. Post
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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First Day Cover Collection Mystic Stamp Company1568 - First Day Cover Collection Mystic Stamp Company
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A dozen packages of first day cover collections from the Mystic Stamp Company of Camden New York. Also an album of first day covers well over a hundre
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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First Day Covers from the 1960s & 1970s1569 - First Day Covers from the 1960s & 1970s
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four binders of first day covers from the middle of the 20th Century. State: City: HWAC#: 47406 Date:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to e*****r for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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First Day Covers from the 1990s1570 - First Day Covers from the 1990s
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five binders of First Day Covers, mostly from the 1990s. The last binder has a couple of pages from 1957 & 1958. Hundreds of pieces of postal hi...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e*****r for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Ten Albums of First Day Covers1571 - Ten Albums of First Day Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 1000 covers from the 1960s through the 1990s. Ten binders total. State: City: HWAC#: 47412 Date:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*****r for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Thirty Year Collection of First Day Covers1572 - Thirty Year Collection of First Day Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six binders, each holding over 150 First Day Covers, from the 1930s into the 1970s. The American First Day Cover Society was founded in 1955 and has a
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Postal Commemorative Society Albums 11573 - Postal Commemorative Society Albums 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three albums of first day covers issued by the Postal Commemorative Society, 47 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. Accompanying each cover is sho
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Postal Commemorative Society Albums 21574 - Postal Commemorative Society Albums 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four albums of U.S. First Day Covers produced by the Postal Commemorative Society in elegant binders with essays on the significance of each issue. Th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Postal Commemorative Society Albums 31575 - Postal Commemorative Society Albums 3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three albums of elegantly bound first day covers. Volumes cover: 1)1991-1993; 2) 1997-2000; 3) 2000-2003. Each cover has an essay explaining the subje
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Readers Digest First Day Cover Collections1576 - Readers Digest First Day Cover Collections
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two volumes of elegantly presented Reader's Digest First Day cover collections. Circa 1980s. Also The Presidential First Day Cover collection is...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Early First Day Covers1577 - Early First Day Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three albums of first day covers from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. State: City: HWAC#: 47409 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Advertising Postal Covers1578 - Advertising Postal Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14 advertising covers from a wide range of companies. State: United States City: HWAC#: 42253 Date:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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Real Photo Postcards of Uniformed Men1579 - Real Photo Postcards of Uniformed Men
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20 RPC's of uniformed men--portraits and scenes. State: United States City: HWAC#: 38427 Date:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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US Postcard Album1580 - US Postcard Album
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A photograph album of 252 pictorial post cards glued to pages. From Montana mining to Florida palm trees, with stops across the country along the way.
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d******0 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Second US Postcard Album1581 - Second US Postcard Album
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 480 post cards from early 20th century and possibly earlier. America the Beautiful is covered from shore to shining shore. Worthy of inspection.
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d******0 for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Canadian First Day Covers 11582 - Canadian First Day Covers 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two binders of "The History & Heritage of the Commonwealth." First Day Covers of Canada. State: City: HWAC#: 47404 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Canadian First Day Covers 21583 - Canadian First Day Covers 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Album of 175+ first day covers from Canada. Mostly 1960s and 1970s. State: City: HWAC#: 47430 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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United Nations First Day Covers 11584 - United Nations First Day Covers 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four binders of first day covers from the 1950s through the 1990s. A total of 410 covers with United Nations stamps. State: City: HWAC#: 47403
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to d******0 for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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United Nations First Day Covers 21585 - United Nations First Day Covers 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four albums of United Nations First Day covers. Two issued by the Kenmore Limited Edition Collection. One 1959-1979, the other 1970. One album issued
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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United Nations First Day Covers 31586 - United Nations First Day Covers 3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three albums of 274 first day covers from the United Nations, from the 1950s-1980s. State: City: HWAC#: 47431 Date:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Hawaiian Stamps, 1875-18941587 - Hawaiian Stamps, 1875-1894
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Page of Hawaiian stamps 1875-1894. 17 stamps, including provisional government issues. Both mint and used. Please see photos. State: Hawaii City:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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1 x 2 Blocks of Nevada Revenue Stamps1588 - 1 x 2 Blocks of Nevada Revenue Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
It is far more common to see 2 x 1 block of stamps. Includes two cent, four cent, and five cent varieties. 10 stamps in total. State: Nevada City:
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to 2*****s for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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2 x 1 Blocks of Nevada Revenue Stamps1589 - 2 x 1 Blocks of Nevada Revenue Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nineteen sets of these 2 x 1 sets of stamps. Three five cent varieties. Two are rouletted for sure. Sixteen two cent varieties: imperforate and roulet
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to D*K for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Four Nevada Revenue Stamp Blocks1590 - Four Nevada Revenue Stamp Blocks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sixteen 2 x 2 (4 stamps). One five cent and the other are imperforate and rouletted two cent stamps. A variety of colors - see photo. 64 stamps in all
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Four Sets of Nevada Revenue Stamp Groups1591 - Four Sets of Nevada Revenue Stamp Groups
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four sets of a 1 x 1 , 2 x 1 and 2 x 2. Includes one set of four cent stamps, one set of five set stamps, one set of imperforate two cent stamps, an
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****r for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Large Lot of Nevada Single Unused Revenue Stamps1592 - Large Lot of Nevada Single Unused Revenue Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
40 two cent and 9 five cent Nevada Revenue Stamps. Three five cent stamps seem to be imperforate. Two cent stamps are rouletted and imperforated and t
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Large Nevada Revenue Stamp Blocks1593 - Large Nevada Revenue Stamp Blocks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two stamp blocks. One is a 3 x 4 (12 stamps). They are two cents rouletted light orange red. One is 4 x 1 (4 stamps). It could be described more like
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Small Lot of Nevada Single Unused Revenue Stamps1594 - Small Lot of Nevada Single Unused Revenue Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
32 two cent and five cent Nevada Revenue Stamps. Three five cent stamps, two definitely rouletted. Two cent stamps are rouletted and imperforate and t
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d******0 for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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U.S. Stamp Albums 11595 - U.S. Stamp Albums 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four albums of U.S. Stamps. Albums are approximately 50 percent filled with plenty of room for new collections. State: City: HWAC#: 47423 Dat
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d******0 for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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U.S. Stamp Albums 21596 - U.S. Stamp Albums 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven miscellaneous United States stamp albums and a hardbound book on the commemorative stamps of 1996. State: City: HWAC#: 47424 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (95.00 + 22.80) = 117.80
 
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U.S. Stamp Albums 31597 - U.S. Stamp Albums 3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight albums of US stamps. State: City: HWAC#: 47425 Date:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d******0 for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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