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 Grier Brothers Carbide Lamps w/ Handles2100 - Two Grier Brothers Carbide Lamps w/ Handles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different small carbide lamps with handles. See Thorpe page 186. State: City: HWAC#: 46471 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*********3 for (425.00 + 102.00) = 527.00
 
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Eight Brass Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps2101 - Eight Brass Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight brass Guy's Dropper. Small model. No Patent dates and no punch the letters all but one are small size reflector. The last one is a medium ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r********a.. for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Guy's Dropper Carbide Trio2102 - Guy's Dropper Carbide Trio
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three nice brass Guy's Droppers with handles and hooks. Two identical and a third different with a larger reflector. Excellent condition. Stat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (190.00 + 39.90) = 229.90
 
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Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps2103 - Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
16 small carbide lamps. This group includes three different reflector styles. All of these lamps are hand punched on top with a 1916 patent date. Four
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to t*****n for (350.00 + 73.50) = 423.50
 
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Three Early Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps2104 - Three Early Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three early generation embossed top, die struck Guy's Dropper, tall body. One with medium reflector, other with extra large reflector. All handh...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Two 1916 Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps2105 - Two 1916 Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two early 1916 Guy's Dropper lamps in nickel plate, handheld, tall model with unusual reflector. One lamp missing reflector. State: City: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j********t for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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17 Small Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps2106 - 17 Small Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
17 small carbide lamps with a 1925 patent. Three of these are nickel plated, the rest are brass, varying conditions from excellent to well used. One m
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b********1 for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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Four I-T-P Carbide Lamps2107 - Four I-T-P Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of four small I-T-P Lamps, duplicates in the collection. Includes one of the I-T-P's with an oval attachment device. State: City: H...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*********3 for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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I-T-P Carbide Lamp Pair2108 - I-T-P Carbide Lamp Pair
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two ITP lamps. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 46466 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to t*****n for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Four I-T-P style Carbide Lamps2109 - Four I-T-P style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four handheld I-T-P style carbides. One is marked on the bottom, the other three are not though they are nearly identical. State: City: HWAC#:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****n for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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I-T-P Large Carbide Lamp2110 - I-T-P Large Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual large reflector, unmarked I-T-P carbide lamp in excellent condition. Identified by the distinctive base, seen on page 54 of Thorpe. State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Three I-T-P Carbide Lamps2111 - Three I-T-P Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three ITP carbides. The best is illustrated in Thorpe on page 51, figure 11. Called a Big Jim special. The other two are smaller handheld models. Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Two Early Justrite Carbide Lamps2112 - Two Early Justrite Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two very early Justrite lamps with reflector shields. There is a brass and a nickel plated example. See Thorpe page 128 figure 9. Rare. State: Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to t*****n for (350.00 + 73.50) = 423.50
 
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Black Body Justrite Carbide Lamp2113 - Black Body Justrite Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Black body. Scarce. Please inspect photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47176 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Three Early Vertical Justrite Carbide Lamps2114 - Three Early Vertical Justrite Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early vertical model, see Thorpe page 15 to figure 108. This early vertical model resembles a number of other manufacturer brands. Justrite kept this
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j********t for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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Two Vertical Upright Justrite Carbide Lamps2115 - Two Vertical Upright Justrite Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two vertical Justrites, newer than 46352, slightly different models. State: City: HWAC#: 46353 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****n for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Four Belt-Attached Justrite Carbides2116 - Four Belt-Attached Justrite Carbides
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Four belt attached carbide lights by Justrite, different models. Two with original belt. State: City: HWAC#: 47259 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Unique, Early Justrite Carbide Lamp2117 - Unique, Early Justrite Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A single lamp from the very early days of Justrite, with two patented dates. This one has the little knobs on the top for measuring carbide level not
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****R for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Three Justrite Superintendent Lamps2118 - Three Justrite Superintendent Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different Justrite superintendent models with handles and no hooks. State: City: HWAC#: 47173 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*****2 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Two Very Early Justrite Carbide Lamps2119 - Two Very Early Justrite Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two of the very earliest Justrite lamps. See Thorpe page 128. These two lamps have patent December 17, 1901 and May 7, 1912. One of the two is the con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to g*****R for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Two Early Lever-Feed Justrite Lamps2120 - Two Early Lever-Feed Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Circa 1913. See Thorpe page 129 figure 14. The earliest of these as a single patent date, May 7, 1912. This lot has two identical lamps, one slightly
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Early Lever-Feed Justrite Lamp Pair2121 - Early Lever-Feed Justrite Lamp Pair
Holabird Western Americana Collections
See Thorpe page 129 figure 14. This is the second oldest, patent date 1901, 1912, and 1913. This lot has two lamps, both slightly different with the s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to g*****R for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Two Early Lever-Feed Justrite Lamps2122 - Two Early Lever-Feed Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
See Thorpe page 129, figure 14. This model has three patent dates, the latest of which is November 23, 1915. This is a pair. Identical. State: Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Justrite Carbide Apparatus2123 - Justrite Carbide Apparatus
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Justrite number 44 belt carbide apparatus tube to a light on the hat. Patent 1914. Unusually rare. State: City: HWAC#: 47260 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Five Justrite Superintendent-Style Carbide Lamps2124 - Five Justrite Superintendent-Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of five Justrite superintendent style lamps. This group of five are duplicates in the main collection. A number of different varieties here. A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to G********B.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Justrite Lamp with Miners Candlestick Attachment2125 - Justrite Lamp with Miners Candlestick Attachment
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Justrite with miners candlestick attachment. Condition 9. This is addition for any mining collection! State: City: HWAC#: 46364 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (300.00 + 72.00) = 372.00
 
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7 Justrite Lamps with Miners Candlestick Attachment2126 - 7 Justrite Lamps with Miners Candlestick Attachment
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven Justrite lamps, all brass, all with the small reflector. All in excellent condition, two different attachment devices, later generation of Justr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Five Justrite Lamps2127 - Five Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five Justrite early lever-feed lamps circa 1913 to 16. Each of these are slightly different. State: City: HWAC#: 46357 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Three Justrite Lamps2128 - Three Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different Justrite Lamps with two attachment messages to the back. Difficult to discern the reflector type which is attached to the body of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Two Different Justrite Superintendent Lamps2129 - Two Different Justrite Superintendent Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early models. The latest patent date is 1901. One in nickel plate the other brass. A nice early pair. State: City: HWAC#: 47172 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j********t for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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Two Justrite Lamps2130 - Two Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different Justrite lamps of identical construction, one brass, one nickel plate. Two different attachments on the back. Each have three patent dat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Four Possible Justrite Lamps2131 - Four Possible Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four carbide lamps, similar to Lot 46362, but different. Patent applied for. But each has a reflector of the same metal as the body, unlike four 46362
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (170.00 + 35.70) = 205.70
 
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Three Justrite Lamps w/ Different Attachments2132 - Three Justrite Lamps w/ Different Attachments
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three early Justrite, variety, each has a different hat attachment device, which is what sets this lot apart from the others. State: City: HWAC
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****n for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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Four Justrite Lamps2133 - Four Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Justrite lamps. Each lamp has a distinctly separate reflector, which fits snugly into the body. Each has a lighting device. Lamps say patent appl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to G********B.. for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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Eight Justrite Lamps2134 - Eight Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of eight handheld small Justrite lamps, each of which appears to be different. All are nickel plated. They all look similar but are not.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8***1 for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Five Justrite Lamps w/ Medium Reflectors2135 - Five Justrite Lamps w/ Medium Reflectors
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five Justrite carbide lamps with medium size reflectors. These lamps are later model Justrites, all identical, a nice display. All excellent condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (170.00 + 35.70) = 205.70
 
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Three Small Justrite Lamps2136 - Three Small Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three small Justrite Lamps with medium size reflectors. This group is a generation or two older than ID 46366. A nice group, all very fine to excellen
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold to l******8 for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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Two Justrite Lamps2137 - Two Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Justrite brass lamps with 1912, 1913, 1915 patent dates. Small reflector attached to the body, identical hat hooks. Different than others in the c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to j********t for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Four Handheld Justrite Lamps2138 - Four Handheld Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four handheld small to medium Justrite lamps with the reflector. Smoothly fits to the body. Three are nickel plated, while one is brass. Different fro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to G********B.. for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Five Nickel-Plated Justrite Lamps2139 - Five Nickel-Plated Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five nickel plated handheld Justrite lamps. One is a little smaller than the others with a unique connection to the body. Different than others in the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Probable Justrite Large Carbide Lamp2140 - Probable Justrite Large Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An unmarked large carbide, with handle and hook in brass in the style of Justrite but completely unmarked. Excellent condition. State: City: H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Four Handheld Justrite Lamps2141 - Four Handheld Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Justrite lamps, with reflectors smaller than those in 46369 with the distinctly different backside of the reflector. Each is handheld. Excellent
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Two Justrite Carbide Lamps2142 - Two Justrite Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early Justrite style brass lamp pair with hand holder. Large 6 inch reflector. Marked Justrite with a 1915 patent date. One lamp in brass and the othe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Justrite Carbide Trio2143 - Justrite Carbide Trio
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different Justrite superintendent lamps, hand held with hooks and handles. State: City: HWAC#: 47171 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b********1 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Three Brass Justrite Lamps2144 - Three Brass Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three brass handheld lamps with nickel reflectors. The attachment of the reflector to the body is similar to the attachment method in 46370. Different
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Two Tall Body Justrite Lamps2145 - Two Tall Body Justrite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two tall body Justrites, duplicate to the collection, excellent condition. State: City: HWAC#: 47007 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to j********t for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Two Justrite Repair Kits in Boxes2146 - Two Justrite Repair Kits in Boxes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Justrite repair kits in original boxes. The boxes are heavily worn. Tops detached. 10 x 8 x 2.5 and 6 x 8 x 2 State: City: HWAC#: 47270
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Justrite Carbide Lamp Replacement Parts Toolbox2146a - Justrite Carbide Lamp Replacement Parts Toolbox
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Really neat piece to complement your carbide lamp collection and possibly help you replace missing parts. Justrite engraved metal box with sloping gla
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to q******p for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Uncle Sam Carbide (Justrite) Lamp for "Use in Wet Mines"2147 - Uncle Sam Carbide (Justrite) Lamp for "Use in Wet Mines"
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Uncle Sam carbide mine lamp. Made by Justrite. A removable spiral valve, stem improved tip protector, travel proof water. For use in wet mines. Rare,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (325.00 + 78.00) = 403.00
 
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Lu-Mi-Num Style Carbide Lamp2148 - Lu-Mi-Num Style Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
By Fred R. Belt Company. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 47006 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to j********y.. for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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