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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Lux Carbide Lamp2149 - Lux Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large Lux, from Sweden. Oval brass tag on the back, black, no reflector. The only one in this collection! State: City: HWAC#: 47161 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****n for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Pinnacle Antique Carbide Lamp2150 - Pinnacle Antique Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An unusual lamp marked "The Pinnacle Lamp" behind the holder on the backside of the lamp. This is a cast lamp similar to the Little Giants...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to j********y.. for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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Two Pinnacle Carbide Lamps (Australia)2151 - Two Pinnacle Carbide Lamps (Australia)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large lamps, one appears complete, the other without reflector. The name is embossed in the metal itself. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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British Premier Lamps2152 - British Premier Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Premier lamps from Leeds. One has the brass plaque insignia, the other does not. The one with the insignia has a brass top, the one without is all
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Three Premier Carbide Lamps2153 - Three Premier Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three Premier carbide Lamps. Three different reflectors, all small size of brass. State: City: HWAC#: 46463 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Two Premier Carbide Lamps2154 - Two Premier Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Premier Cristella carbide lamps from Leeds. One and a half inch diameter brass tag on the back, brass top, white metal bottom. Both lamps nearly i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Possible Premier Carbide Lamp2155 - Possible Premier Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This large carbide is nearly identical to the Premier. It differs slightly, has no markings whatsoever and maybe an early model of a Premier. State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Unusual Riemann Carbide Lamp2156 - Unusual Riemann Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Highly unusual handheld and handled carbide made by Riemann. This unusual carbide has dual opening doors to expose the glass shielded lamp. A beauty.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to h********h for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Two Shanklin Carbide Lamps2157 - Two Shanklin Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two slightly different lamps manufactured by Shanklin of Springfield, Illinois. State: City: HWAC#: 46348 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Five Different Simmons Carbide Lamps2158 - Five Different Simmons Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five different Simmons lamps. These are all slightly different and all from the second generation. State: City: HWAC#: 46347 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to n*****L for (275.00 + 57.75) = 332.75
 
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Early Simmons Carbide Lamp2159 - Early Simmons Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An early Simmons carbide lamp made under the Baldwin name. Similar to the lamp in Thorpe on page 38. Rare. State: City: HWAC#: 46343 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i****1 for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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Second Early Simmons Carbide Lamp2160 - Second Early Simmons Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An early Simmons carbide lamp made under the Baldwin name. This piece is the same as seen on page 38 of Thorpe. State: City: HWAC#: 46344 Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j********y.. for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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Two Early Simmons Carbide Lamps2161 - Two Early Simmons Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two very early Simmons lamps in brass. One has the reflector support behind it, the other does not. Both lamps are void of the carbide measuring tool
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to A******n for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Brass and Nickel Simmons Carbide Lamps2162 - Brass and Nickel Simmons Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A brass and nickel plated example of the handheld small Simmons lamp. The brass lamp is missing the handles. The reflector attachments are slightly di
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Two Stella Carbide Lamps2163 - Two Stella Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Stella carbides, one with reflector and one without. Both with brass tags, both different. Nice group. State: City: HWAC#: 47174 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Sun Ray Carbide Lamps2164 - Sun Ray Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different small Sun Ray carbide Lamps. Please see photo, nice group, all with different reflectors. State: City: HWAC#: 46342 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sun Ray Carbide Lamp2165 - Sun Ray Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sun Ray, with the Sun Ray reflector. See Thorpe page 52, figure 17 center. Condition 9. State: City: HWAC#: 46340 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*******8 for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Sun Ray Carbide Lamp Pair2166 - Sun Ray Carbide Lamp Pair
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different Sun Ray lamps, one in brass, one nickel plate. Same style, this is a matched pair. State: City: HWAC#: 46341 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (200.00 + 42.00) = 242.00
 
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Victor Carbide Lamps2167 - Victor Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nickel and a brass deep dish reflector small cap lamps. State: City: HWAC#: 47008 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to J********r for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Four Victor Carbide Lamps2168 - Four Victor Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different Victor Lamps, patent 1921. Each is slightly different. Three brass, one nickel. State: City: HWAC#: 46469 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***1 for (325.00 + 68.25) = 393.25
 
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Victor Carbide Lamps2169 - Victor Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two brass Victor Lamps with reflectors that are more flat. State: City: HWAC#: 47009 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to n*****L for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Four Miners Lamps incl. Wolf2170 - Four Miners Lamps incl. Wolf
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wolf Hand Lamp, and three other different designs. State: City: HWAC#: 48661 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h********h for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Two Wolf-style Superintendent Carbide Lamps2171 - Two Wolf-style Superintendent Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two superintendent size lamps made in the style of the New York Wolf, but with no manufacturer's marks. State: City: HWAC#: 42414 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Large Wolf Carbide Lamp2172 - Large Wolf Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Wolf from the Sheffield factory. Very nice condition. May not be original reflector. State: City: HWAC#: 47160 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Lot Withdrawn2173 - Lot Withdrawn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 0.00
 
 
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Three Different Wolf Carbide Lamps2174 - Three Different Wolf Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different early Wolfs from New York. One brass, two white metal. These models represent 856, 866 style, and 850 style. Two of the lamps lack ref
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*****9 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Wolf Carbide Lamp Pair2175 - Wolf Carbide Lamp Pair
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of Wolf Carbide lamps, brass and nickel. These are duplicates. State: City: HWAC#: 46379 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****R for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Large, Unusual Wolf Carbide Lamp2176 - Large, Unusual Wolf Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Shown in Thorpe on page 59 as Wolf acetylene lamp with ordinary bridal lock, order number 850. The lamp is shown in advertising form but no photograph
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to j********y.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Early & Large Wolf Carbide Lamp2177 - Early & Large Wolf Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a very early Wolf carbide with the original reflector. It did not have a brass tag on the back and instead has the information punched into th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****9 for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Wolf Carbide Lamp Pair2178 - Wolf Carbide Lamp Pair
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Matched pair. A brass and a nickel plated. Condition 8. State: City: HWAC#: 46465 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Unusual Early Wolf Carbide2179 - Unusual Early Wolf Carbide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual early Wolf. Oval label on the back. State: City: HWAC#: 47237 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*****n for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Possible Early Wolf Carbide2180 - Possible Early Wolf Carbide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual unmarked carbide, possibly an early Wolf with a highly unusual reflector. This one's a beauty. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j********y.. for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Four Wolf Carbide Lamps2181 - Four Wolf Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different Wolf lamps. Two brass and two white metal. A nice group, please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 47226 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j********y.. for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Three Wolf Lamps2182 - Three Wolf Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different Wolf lamps from New York. These are the early style. Brass plaque on the back of each. State: City: HWAC#: 47227 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Wolf Superintendent Style Lamp2183 - Wolf Superintendent Style Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A gorgeous Wolf superintendent style lamp with the original oval brass tag from the New York factory on the back. This lamp has original brass reflect
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*****n for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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X-Ray Brass Carbide Lamp2184 - X-Ray Brass Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
X-ray. See Thorpe page 148, figure 86. Brass. Condition 9+. Rare. State: City: HWAC#: 46337 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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X-Ray Nickel-Plated Carbide Lamp2185 - X-Ray Nickel-Plated Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
X-ray. See Thorpe page 148, figure 87. Nickel plated, rare, condition 9+ State: City: HWAC#: 46336 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h********h for (325.00 + 68.25) = 393.25
 
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X-Ray Brass Carbide Lamp2186 - X-Ray Brass Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
X-ray. Brass, similar to figure 86 page 148 of Thorpe. Missing attachment. State: City: HWAC#: 46338 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*******8 for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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French Carbide Lamp2187 - French Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual French carbide with a small half inch diameter brass company tag on top. State: City: HWAC#: 47167 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Spanish Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps2188 - Spanish Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two early carbide lamps of similar construction. Spanish. While the two lamps are nearly identical, only one is marked with the manufacturer’s name on
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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UK Large Carbide Lamp2189 - UK Large Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Foreign carbide with brass plaque GLUCK – a UK with crossed hammers. State: City: HWAC#: 47233 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Two Carbide Lamps (Probably Western European)2190 - Two Carbide Lamps (Probably Western European)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two very similar large carbides, probably western European. No markings, see photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47234 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Probable European Carbide Lamps2191 - Probable European Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two unmarked, probable European origin carbide lamps. One brass and one white metal. Unusual. State: City: HWAC#: 47253 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****R for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Two Carbide Lamps (Probably Western European)2192 - Two Carbide Lamps (Probably Western European)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two very similar large carbides, probably western European. No markings, see photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47235 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Four Larger Foreign Manufactured Carbide Lamps2193 - Four Larger Foreign Manufactured Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Average height is 6 inches. No manufacturer marks. Please inspect. Nice group. State: City: HWAC#: 42463 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Three Foreign Mining Lamps2194 - Three Foreign Mining Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) brass and metal lamp stamped: "Bapista Aradas U Ovilho Manuel Bento", 6 inches tall; 2) oval fuel cup with bird on top, 8 inches tall w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Three Large Carbide Lamps (Probably Foreign)2195 - Three Large Carbide Lamps (Probably Foreign)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Probable foreign construction, 7 to 8 inches tall each. The more modern looking piece is labeled Model Deposit. Unknown manufacturers. State: Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps2196 - Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two superintendent style lamps. One is modeled after a Dewar and in general mint condition. The other is modeled after a premier from Britain. Both la
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m*****3 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Two Early Carbide Lamps2197 - Two Early Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small hat lamp, possibly a Pathfinder. See Thorpe page 69. Hook missing. The lot contains a duplicate lamp with no reflector. These two lamps are very
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to j********t for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Early Probable American Carbide Lamp2198 - Early Probable American Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual early carbide lamp, of probable American construction, no markings. Very distinctive. State: City: HWAC#: 46458 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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