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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Two Different Thomas & Williams Safety Lamps2050 - Two Different Thomas & Williams Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different sizes of the Thomas and Williams safety lamps. Both have the large oval brass plaque from Thomas and Williams of Aberdare. The two lamps
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to g*****9 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Two Small Wolf Style Safety Lamps2051 - Two Small Wolf Style Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two very small Wolf safety lamps. One has a rectangular brass plaque on the base. The second one shows signs of having had the brass plaque, but it ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to c******V for (475.00 + 114.00) = 589.00
 
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3 Different Wolf Safety Lamps2052 - 3 Different Wolf Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different colored lamps, each unique to the collection and each different. Wolfe style lamp. One of the lamps is the heavy brass model. All are
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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2 Different Wolf Safety Lamps2053 - 2 Different Wolf Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wolf style, unusual, two different safety lamps. Both lamps manufactured by Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America, circa 1900 to 1915. Glass in excellen
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to M********7 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Eight Different Wolf Safety Lamps2054 - Eight Different Wolf Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of eight different large Wolf lamps. Each is marked and each is different. Includes the Mira reflector, the early variety mark on the side
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b********1 for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Wolf Safety Lamp2055 - Wolf Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No glass, possible parts missing. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 42416 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to g*****9 for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Rare Wolf Safety Lamp Magnet2056 - Rare Wolf Safety Lamp Magnet
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This magnet allowed for locking and unlocking of all safety lamps. Made by the German firm Freeman and Wolf, New York. Black, 10 inches long, 5 inches
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to M********7 for (300.00 + 72.00) = 372.00
 
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Unusual Safety Lamp w/ Biotite Window2057 - Unusual Safety Lamp w/ Biotite Window
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual style with large biotite window. No markings other than the patent number. This lamp appears to be made by the Joris Company of Liege, Belgium
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (600.00 + 144.00) = 744.00
 
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German Clanny-Style Safety Lamp2058 - German Clanny-Style Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
With brass tag and German markings. BOCHUM –LINDEN. C. Koch. 9.5 inches tall, 3.25 inches diameter. Possibly rare. State: City: HWAC#: 47126
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to g*****9 for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Two Miniature Safety Lamps2059 - Two Miniature Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two miniature safety lamps, probably Marter, but very well-made. Very cute. 5" inches tall. State: City: HWAC#: 47269 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to i****1 for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Eight Mining Safety Lamps2060 - Eight Mining Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains eight safety lamps. Seven are Wolf style including Kohler. The last lamp is a clanny. This is the tail end of the collection and are
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to g*****9 for (180.00 + 37.80) = 217.80
 
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Miners Safety Lamps2061 - Miners Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two miners lamps, 10 inches tall. The safety lamp, a much larger lamp that could not be worn, but had the advantage of a sheltered flame that would
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Unmarked Three Post Safety Lamp2062 - Unmarked Three Post Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Similar to a bonnet clanny. Unmarked. Three post around glass which is unusual. No separate locking mechanism. 8.5 inches tall, 3 inch diameter. Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******V for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Eight Common Safety Lamps2063 - Eight Common Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes Koehler and other makers. All are 10.5. inches tall. Please inspect, a nice group. State: City: HWAC#: 42451 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*****9 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Six Nearly Identical Safety Lamps2064 - Six Nearly Identical Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 inches tall. A nice group. c.1910-1920 State: City: HWAC#: 42450 Date: c.1910-1920
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******V for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Five Stonebridge Folding Lamps2065 - Five Stonebridge Folding Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five Stonebridge folding lanterns. Nice group, please inspect photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47268 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r********y.. for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Five Acme Large Carbide Lamps2066 - Five Acme Large Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five Acme lamps including model 50 and model 80. All well used. Please see photo and inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 47256 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to j********y.. for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Three Ashmead Manufacturing Carbide Lamps2067 - Three Ashmead Manufacturing Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three lamps labeled Buddy, patent date 1921. Ashmead Manufacturing Company from Ashland Kentucky. Each of these three lamps is very slightly different
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to c*********p for (300.00 + 72.00) = 372.00
 
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Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (9)2068 - Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (9)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine Auto-Lite carbide lamps, small size for have medium reflectors the rest all have slightly different reflectors. Each of these lamps are slightly
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8***1 for (325.00 + 68.25) = 393.25
 
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Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (10 Different)2069 - Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (10 Different)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 different Auto-Lite carbide lamps, die struck on top with US patent office underneath. Each one of these is different. Includes the scarce hammer d
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***1 for (350.00 + 73.50) = 423.50
 
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Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (4)2070 - Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (4)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four brass Auto-Lites with medium size reflectors, all the same, different than others in the collection. State: City: HWAC#: 47001 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r**y for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (6)2071 - Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (6)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six small brass Auto-Lite lamps with small reflectors, all the same. This is a distinctive reflector style different from others. State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to l******8 for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (4)2072 - Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (4)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four brass Auto-Lites with distinctive reflectors, different than those in 47002 and elsewhere. State: City: HWAC#: 47003 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G********B.. for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (3)2073 - Auto-Lite Carbide Lamps (3)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different Auto-Lites each with different reflectors including two scarce varieties. Please see the photo. This is the third generation of Auto-L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G********B.. for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Three Carbide Lamps (Two Auto-Lite)2074 - Three Carbide Lamps (Two Auto-Lite)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three carbide lamps. An Autolite with a large reflector with three raised bull's-eye lines through the center; a Shanklin lamp with small reflec...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******9 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Baldwin Carbide Lamps2075 - Baldwin Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different Baldwin lamps. Two of them may not have the original reflectors. Still a nice group. State: City: HWAC#: 46335 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to G********B.. for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Baldwin Carbide Lamp w/ Small Reflector2076 - Baldwin Carbide Lamp w/ Small Reflector
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Baldwin lamp with small reflector, shielded backside. Not seen in Thorpe. State: City: HWAC#: 46477 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to q******p for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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Two Nice Baldwin Carbide Lamps2077 - Two Nice Baldwin Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two nice Baldwin lamps with the rounded out-reaching reflectors. See Thorpe page 27, lower right. Patented July 1, 1913. The two examples here are nic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*****R for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Two Baldwin Carbide Lamps w/ Small Reflectors2078 - Two Baldwin Carbide Lamps w/ Small Reflectors
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two small reflector Baldwin lamps: one brass one nickel, one handheld. See Thorpe page 28, figure 42 at left. State: City: HWAC#: 46479 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l******8 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Early Baldwin Carbide Lamp2079 - Early Baldwin Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early Baldwin lamp, circa 1910. See figure 34 in Thorpe page 26. State: City: HWAC#: 46474 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*********3 for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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Second Early Baldwin Carbide Lamp (with Shielded Reflector)2080 - Second Early Baldwin Carbide Lamp (with Shielded Reflector)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early Baldwin lamp with shielded reflector. Unusual. Not shown in Thorpe. State: City: HWAC#: 46475 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b**********n for (400.00 + 96.00) = 496.00
 
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Third Early Baldwin Carbide Lamp2081 - Third Early Baldwin Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early Baldwin lamp with forward sloping reflector. State: City: HWAC#: 46476 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*****n for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Four Big Boy Carbide Lamps2082 - Four Big Boy Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different Big Boy carbide lamps with handles and hooks in brass and nickel plate. A nice small collection. State: City: HWAC#: 47224 Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to t*****n for (190.00 + 39.90) = 229.90
 
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Three Carbides: Two Big Boys & One Wolf2083 - Three Carbides: Two Big Boys & One Wolf
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Big Boys and an early Wolf. Nice group in excellent condition. Please see photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47257 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********1 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Brevete Carbide Lamp2084 - Brevete Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large carbide. BREVETE, S. G. G. G. Foreign, heavy duty carbide lamp. This is an unusual lamp with the reflector on the handle. The only one in the co
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Butterfly Carbide Lamp2085 - Butterfly Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice condition butterfly lamp with medium reflector condition 9. State: City: HWAC#: 46464 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to r**y for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Defender Carbide Lamp2086 - Defender Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Defender Trademark. 1921. Brass small cap lamp. Condition 9. State: City: HWAC#: 46459 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to m*********3 for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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Demon Strike Light Carbide Lamp2087 - Demon Strike Light Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass, small-cap lamp, condition 8.5. Rare. State: City: HWAC#: 46461 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h********h for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Nine Different Dewar Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps2088 - Nine Different Dewar Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 Dewar. Include those with hooks, handles, a variety of reflectors, and a variety of different company markings. Each of these lamps is differ
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to r********a.. for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Dewar Carbide Lamp Collection (7)2089 - Dewar Carbide Lamp Collection (7)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dewar superintendent style carbide lamps. Seven lamps. Each lamp is slightly different, typical of the wide variety of the door lamps. These range fro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l******8 for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Unusual Dew-R-Lite Carbide Lamp2090 - Unusual Dew-R-Lite Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual Dewar superintendent style carbide lamp, entirely brass. Unusual thin brass conical reflector, The lamp is marked in three places, on the bott
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h********h for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Dew-R-Lite Carbide Lamp2091 - Dew-R-Lite Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large Dew-R-Lite handheld underground light. This one's a beauty in excellent condition. Lantern light intact. State: City: HWAC#: 4724...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****n for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Elkorn Carbide Lamp2092 - Elkorn Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elkorn patent small carbide lamp. Nickel on brass. Shanklin base. Condition 9. State: City: HWAC#: 46460 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to p********1 for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Fisma Carbide Lamps2093 - Fisma Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Spanish Fisma patent superintendent style lamps. Slightly different embossed patterns on the top. One of the two is missing the cap. Generally ver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********1 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Two Fisma Carbide Lamps2094 - Two Fisma Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Fisma patent lamps, both different. One has partial paper label. Spanish. State: City: HWAC#: 47164 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Fred R. Belt Carbide Lamp2095 - Fred R. Belt Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Chicago. Condition. 9+. State: City: HWAC#: 46468 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (300.00 + 63.00) = 363.00
 
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Gem Carbide Lamp2096 - Gem Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Well used, condition seven, never professionally cleaned. An excellent rarity. State: City: HWAC#: 46455 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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Three Grier Bros. Carbide Lamps2097 - Three Grier Bros. Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different older model Grier lamps. One has the older style bottom, See figure 14 in Thorpe (p182). The other two have slightly newer bottoms, se
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*****R for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Two Grier Bros. Carbides2098 - Two Grier Bros. Carbides
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two small cap lamps with reflectors. One in brass, one nickel plated. See figure 23 in Thorpe, page 185. These are second generation Grier lamps circa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Two Early Grier Bros. Carbide Lamps2099 - Two Early Grier Bros. Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two early lamps with hooks. Early base. See figure 14 in Thorpe page 182. State: City: HWAC#: 46473 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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