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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Original Keno Goose1199a - Original Keno Goose
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful original Keno Goose, without the board for the balls. Numbered balls inside. Two piece constructed base, all original. These have been rep
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Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Dice Game in Leather Pouch1200 - Dice Game in Leather Pouch
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten dice to play ???. Comes in leathr pouch. State: City: HWAC#: 47307 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j****7 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Gambling Auto-Dice Game1201 - Gambling Auto-Dice Game
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Push the button and get a roll of two dice. Auto dice game by Damley. One happy face and one sad face on cover. Which one would be yours? State:
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to d******0 for (450.00 + 108.00) = 558.00
 
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Pace Comet Slot Machine1202 - Pace Comet Slot Machine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pace Comet Slot Machine, c. 1936. 10 Cents. Appears to be fully intact, back and lock have been replaced. State: City: HWAC#: 48548 Date:
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to R******1 for (500.00 + 105.00) = 605.00
 
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Silver Spinner1203 - Silver Spinner
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Sell High" "Hire Assistant" "Leave Early" "Play Golf" These are just some of the advice you can get when yo...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******f for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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Collection of Slot Machine Tokens1204 - Collection of Slot Machine Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of slot machine tokens. The majority of these tokens were used in slot machines, either for novelties or for minutes or cigarettes in gener
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Four Different Ivory Gaming Chips1205 - Four Different Ivory Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All different, with concentric circles. There are two choice pieces in this group, one the red with blue inner circle, and the other with three black
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Early Ivory US Gaming Chip1206 - Early Ivory US Gaming Chip
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice early US ivory gaming chip with an eagle at the center. Crack through center. Choice and rare. State: City: HWAC#: 43664 Date:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Arcadian, St. Louis Gaming Chips1207 - Two Arcadian, St. Louis Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two choice early chips in red and blue in five and $10 denominations from the Arcadian, St. Louis. These two chips were originally promoted as river b
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Two Choice Ivory Gaming Chips with Crowns1208 - Two Choice Ivory Gaming Chips with Crowns
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A study on monarchies might reveal which country these come from. The engraving is ornate and detailed. These are as nice as you can get! State: C
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two Nice Early Gaming Chips1209 - Two Nice Early Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two nice early chips, perhaps circa 1910 to 20, with engraved flowers on both sides. A nice pair. State: City: HWAC#: 43672 Date:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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White Mother of Pearl Gaming Chip1210 - White Mother of Pearl Gaming Chip
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Has the denomination 25 on both sides. Choice. State: City: HWAC#: 43667 Date:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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New Orleans Mint Silver Dollar Bag1211 - New Orleans Mint Silver Dollar Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic thick canvas bag for 1000 silver dollars, marked "159 N. O." we assume this is New Orleans Mint silver dollar bag. It has impre...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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London City & Midland Bank Bag1212 - London City & Midland Bank Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sewn canvas bag, 4 1/2 x 5". Printed "The London City & Midland Bank Limited 874". State: zEngland City: London HWAC#: 285...
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Start Price : 16.00 | Estimates : 32.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Bank and Cloth Bag Group1213 - Bank and Cloth Bag Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of eight cloth coin bags. Seven are from Columbus, Ohio, the other from Nevada. Includes two $500 half dollar bags from Ohio National Bank.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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(Probable) J.K. Davison Philadelphia Coat of Arms Hub1214 - (Probable) J.K. Davison Philadelphia Coat of Arms Hub
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Coat of arms, COAT OF ARMS OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. Hub face 33mm. Perhaps used to make seal dies for notarization seals. Even layer of oxidation.
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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J. K. Davison Pennsylvania National Guard, World War I Meritorious Service Medal Die1215 - J. K. Davison Pennsylvania National Guard, World War I Meritorious Service Medal Die
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bust left, PENNSYLVANIA FEDERAL SERVICE /WORLD WAR. Die for the miniature version of the Pennsylvania National Guard Victory medal. Die face 17mm. Cle
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hand Held Numismatic Scale with Glass Trays1216 - Hand Held Numismatic Scale with Glass Trays
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pans are 2.75". One is in two pieces. Fancy latching arm. State: United States City: HWAC#: 28070 Date: c1850-1880
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Newcastle Druggist John Watson Hand-held Scale1217 - Newcastle Druggist John Watson Hand-held Scale
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pans 2.5". Box 6.5" x 3". Bottom has a glued paper that says "From John Watson, Chemist & Druggist, 34 Grainger St. Newcastl...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Rare Scrip for C.T. Grove (Gold Pin or Cuff Buttons)1218 - Rare Scrip for C.T. Grove (Gold Pin or Cuff Buttons)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eastern Manufacturing Company. Good for one gold filled lace pin or one pair gold filled cuff buttons, valued at $5. Drawn on C.T. Grove, Great Falls,
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to b********s for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Very Rare Peoples National Bank Certificates of Deposit Used as Scrip (4 Denominations)1219 - Very Rare Peoples National Bank Certificates of Deposit Used as Scrip (4 Denominations)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare scrip! Four different denomination ($5, $10, $25, and $50) Certificates of Deposit as scrip from the Peoples National Bank of Helena. All p
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Estimates : 250.00 - 1,250.00
Sold to l*****p for (550.00 + 132.00) = 682.00
 
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US Coin and Reference Library1220 - US Coin and Reference Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Yeoman; A Guidebook of US Coins; editions 19, 27, 39... 1966, 1974, 1986, Yeoman; Handbook of US Coins with premium list; editions 15, 20, 22, 27, 32
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6******n for (85.00 + 17.00) = 102.00
 
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Two Historic Price Guides for Collecting Coins, Currency & Stamps1221 - Two Historic Price Guides for Collecting Coins, Currency & Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Standard Catalog of United States Coins & Currency. 1936. If you would have only collected Carson City coins back then!!! 2) 1918 "Catal...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Eight Ingots (Lead & Silver)1222 - Eight Ingots (Lead & Silver)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Rare, 1 troy oz .999 silver. 2) Sterling .925 silver, 10 grams. rectangle, 28mm x16mm; Fakes--Luskowitz: 3) Wells Fargo, 1852, 5 dollars; lead, rec
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********l.. for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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ANA Medals Awarded to Abe Kosoff1223 - ANA Medals Awarded to Abe Kosoff
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large capital plastic holders with medals awarded to Abe Kosoff in recognition of service as master of ceremonies. 1973 and the bicentennial year
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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ANA Prestigious Goodfellow Silver Medal with Ribbon1224 - ANA Prestigious Goodfellow Silver Medal with Ribbon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 inches in diameter, engraved to Arthur Sipe 1957, in original black case. Plus a second Goodfellow medal blank on the reverse. Two choice rare medal
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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ANA: Four Roman Coin Style Silver Exhibition Medals1225 - ANA: Four Roman Coin Style Silver Exhibition Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four of the spectacular crudely made 1999 silver exhibition medallions made in the style of a large Roman coin. 1.5 inches diameter. The numbering is
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to k********a for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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ANA: Four Various Medals1226 - ANA: Four Various Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four medals, 1928 to about 1990. The 1928 medal is a hand made honor medal. Second piece is the Wormser past president medal 1924. A third piece is th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*****r for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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ANA 60 Year Personalized Membership Electrum Medals1227 - ANA 60 Year Personalized Membership Electrum Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These rare medals are made of electrum and marked on the side as such. They weigh 0.4545 troy ounces each. According to an article in the Numismatist,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t*****r for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Central States Numismatic Society: 100 Breast Badges1228 - Central States Numismatic Society: 100 Breast Badges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is Don Young's collection of more than 100 breast badges with medals from the central states coin shows. They include gold plated pieces, b...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m**********3 for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Society of Medalists: Couple Embracing1229 - Society of Medalists: Couple Embracing
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sculptor: Bruno Lucchesi. Obv.: Couple embracing; Rev.: Mother and baby. Large silver, no box or paper. Some Rim damage, see picture. State: City
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*****k for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Token and Medal Society Lead Trial Strikes1230 - Token and Medal Society Lead Trial Strikes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lead trial strikes from a proposed design for TAMS literary medal from the Hoffman Mint. The design was rejected by the TAMS board. Obverse and revers
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sacramento Agricultural & Horticultural Fair Medal1231 - Sacramento Agricultural & Horticultural Fair Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Medal by Smith & Hartmann (obv) and Ball, Black & Co. (rev). Bronze, 51mm. Unawarded Ceres & abundance Standing State: California Cit...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to r******h for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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CA State Agricultural Society Medal, 19111232 - CA State Agricultural Society Medal, 1911
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Awarded by The California State Agricultural Society to White & Terry, Grand Champion PerCharion Stallion, 1911. State: California City: H...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i********j.. for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Century of Progress Exposition Industry / Research Medal (Chicago, 1933)1233 - Century of Progress Exposition Industry / Research Medal (Chicago, 1933)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual medal; so-called dollar. Industry Research. "A Century of Progress International Expo, Chicago, 1933 State: Illinois City: Chicago ...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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World War II Zinc Victory Medal1234 - World War II Zinc Victory Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The New Jersey Zinc Company (of Pennsylvania) created this 2 1/2 inch diameter medal. "This medal was struck from zinc made in Palmerton; the s...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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U.S. Navy World Voyage So Called Dollars (HK-351)1235 - U.S. Navy World Voyage So Called Dollars (HK-351)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two examples of HK 351. Obv.: Male military bust facing part right / 1908 / Fighting Bob / Souvenir Visit of U.S. Naval Fleet / To Pacific Coast; Rev.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to h****1 for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Foreign Medal Collection1236 - Foreign Medal Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 Different foreign medals from various countries including Britain, France, and Canada. Themes include exhibitions, both world wars, and people. 1
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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lot withdrawn1237 - lot withdrawn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
lot withdrawn
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Two Yitzhak Rabin Commemorative Coin Sets (Gold & Silver)1238 - Two Yitzhak Rabin Commemorative Coin Sets (Gold & Silver)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Invoice dated 2012 shows a price of $1898 for each of these three coin sets. Two silver pieces and one gold piece. 22 carat (16.96 grams). Two sets o
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,500.00 + 360.00) = 1,860.00
 
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A Star Out of Jacob Medals (Israel's First Satellite) (Bronze, Silver, Gold)1239 - A Star Out of Jacob Medals (Israel's First Satellite) (Bronze, Silver, Gold)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of three coins commemorating the launch of Israel's first satellite in 1988. Bronze, silver and gold. The gold coin is .16 agw. In blue velv...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Three Millennia Jerusalem Medals1240 - Three Millennia Jerusalem Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Plush hard cover blue case for the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation issue. The gold coin is missing from the three coin case, but the 5
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h****1 for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Bronze and Silver Israeli Medals1241 - Bronze and Silver Israeli Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fourteen government issued medals, two silver, mostly bronze. One in wood, eight in velvet and plastic holders, one in a plastic flip. State: Cit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to P***C for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Bronze Israeli Medals (37)1242 - Bronze Israeli Medals (37)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty seven bronze medals issued in the 1960s and 1970s. Most four inches in diameter, some smaller. Some have William M. Rosenblum Auction inserts.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*****R for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Bronze Israeli Medals (34)1243 - Bronze Israeli Medals (34)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty four Israeli bronze medals, 1960s-1970s. In paper envelopes and soft plastic flips. State: City: HWAC#: 48906 Date:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to P***C for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Bronze Israeli Medals (14)1244 - Bronze Israeli Medals (14)
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Lot of fourteen bronze Israeli medals, 1970s-1980s. State: City: HWAC#: 48909 Date:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bronze Israeli Medals (33)1245 - Bronze Israeli Medals (33)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty three bronze Israeli medals. United Jewish Appeal 25th Anniversary, Second International Harp Contest (1962), Shavit Medal, many more. State:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bronze Israeli Medals (27)1246 - Bronze Israeli Medals (27)
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Lot of 27 bronze Israeli medals issued by the Israel Government Coins & Medals Corporation. State: City: HWAC#: 48919 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to P***C for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Bronze Israeli Medals (23)1247 - Bronze Israeli Medals (23)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twenty three large bronze Israeli Medals from the 1960s-1970s. State: City: HWAC#: 48925 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h****1 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Bronze Israeli Medals (17)1248 - Bronze Israeli Medals (17)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seventeen bronze Israeli medals from the 1960s-1970s. State: City: HWAC#: 48926 Date:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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