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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c.1900 Unmarked Carbide Lamp2199 - c.1900 Unmarked Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual early carbide, unmarked. Very early, circa 1900. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 47240 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b**********n for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Early Manufacture Carbide Lamp2200 - Early Manufacture Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very unusual early manufactured carbide, handheld. Another beauty and a probable high rarity. Please see photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47241 Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Carbide Hat Lamp Device in original wood box2201 - Carbide Hat Lamp Device in original wood box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Complete. Carbide hat lamp device in original wood box by the Brilliant Search Light Manufacturing Company of Chicago. State: City: HWAC#: 47
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (450.00 + 108.00) = 558.00
 
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Unmarked Early American Carbide2202 - Unmarked Early American Carbide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unmarked early American carbide. Don't miss this one! Please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 47252 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to j********y.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Possible Early Prototype Carbide2203 - Possible Early Prototype Carbide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This carbide lamp might better fit in with the small carbides, but it's handheld. There are no markings on this unusual lamp which could be an e...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Unusual Conical Carbide Lamp2204 - Unusual Conical Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very unusual handheld conical heavy duty carbide lamp. No markings, obviously very early. Probably rare. State: City: HWAC#: 47250 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j********y.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Three Carbide Lamp Attachments2205 - Three Carbide Lamp Attachments
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three carbide lamp attachments for a helmet. This is a nice group for the advanced collector. Probably American. State: City: HWAC#: 47261 D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Two Early Carbides2206 - Two Early Carbides
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two very unusual early carbide lamp devices, both unmarked. Both appear so early that they may be prototypes of some sort. Unusual hooks on both, plea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m*****3 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Unusual Unmarked Carbide Lamp2207 - Unusual Unmarked Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass lamp, unmarked, very distinctive protruding rim at center. This distinctive attribute is not found in Thorpe. Probably American. State: Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h********h for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Early Heavy Duty Brass Carbide2208 - Early Heavy Duty Brass Carbide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual early heavy duty brass carbide with no markings. Resembles an early Wolf but it's difficult to tell if this is American or European. S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*****3 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Two Unmarked Large Carbides2209 - Two Unmarked Large Carbides
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two unmarked large carbides. These are similar to Wolf models but also similar to some European lamps so we don't know the origin. One has a woo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Unmarked Large Handheld Carbide Lamp2210 - Unmarked Large Handheld Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large carbide. Unmarked handheld. This is an early lamp in excellent condition but no marking. Probably American, certainly pre-date the Justrite mode
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Early Heavy Duty Brass Carbide2211 - Early Heavy Duty Brass Carbide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy duty unmarked brass carbide. Similar to some Wolf models and some European models. State: City: HWAC#: 47249 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********e for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Two Different Carbide Lamps2212 - Two Different Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different lamps, nickel plated, post Patton, similar to model 50 and model 80. State: City: HWAC#: 47228 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n*****L for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Unusual Early Brass Carbide Lamp2213 - Unusual Early Brass Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass. Unusual early brass lamp with the hook instead of attachment. Appears to be American construction, similar to Baldwin 36 in Thorpe. Rare and ea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to q******p for (450.00 + 94.50) = 544.50
 
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Unmarked Handheld Carbide2214 - Unmarked Handheld Carbide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unmarked handheld carbide, possibly a prototype. Distinctly American. State: City: HWAC#: 47254 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h********h for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Four Large Carbide Lamps2215 - Four Large Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different large carbides of similar construction. The first has a brass diamond marked KIH. Second has a red paper label DARELBERRADE. The third
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Unmarked Large Carbide Lamp2216 - Unmarked Large Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an unmarked large carbide that may be a pre-patent Wolf, New York. State: City: HWAC#: 47229 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h********h for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Four Large Carbide Lamps2217 - Four Large Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Probably foreign manufacture. 5 inches tall. Only one with reflector. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 42464 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Two Unmarked Large Carbide Lamps2218 - Two Unmarked Large Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two unmarked carbides in the style of Justrite and Dewar. Both heavily used. Please see photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47247 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to r********a.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Unusual Large Early Carbide Lamp2219 - Unusual Large Early Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual superintendent style carbide lamp, tall, 9 inches tall with unusually small original reflector present. No manufacturer's name anywhere....
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Odds & Ends Carbide Group2220 - Odds & Ends Carbide Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Odds and ends from the collection. Two FISMA carbides, one unmarked carbide and a third ancient lighting device probably for a buggy or a wagon as wel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*****3 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Three Mining Lamps2221 - Three Mining Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) Justrite, U.S.A.; 2) Carbide Mine Lamp by Dewar Mfg. of Brooklyn N.Y.; 3) Green and Red lamp. State: City: HWAC#: 48659 Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Three Large Carbide Lamps and Three Replacement Bases2222 - Three Large Carbide Lamps and Three Replacement Bases
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three large carbide lamps of probable foreign construction and three replaceable bases. Varying condition, no manufacturers marks. Please inspect. Ave
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Hardsocg Carbide Flask2223 - Hardsocg Carbide Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual HARDSOCG container to hold water matches and carbide. See Thorpe page 235. Rare. State: City: HWAC#: 47177 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Unusual Carbide Flask2224 - Unusual Carbide Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual carbide and water flask similar to HARDSOCG, no manufacturer stamp. Similar to an image titled "Miners Filling Station" shown on p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Carbide Flasks Collection2225 - Carbide Flasks Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven different carbide flasks. Unusual, nice collection. Please inspect. State: City: HWAC#: 47179 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Carbide Lamp Filling Device2226 - Carbide Lamp Filling Device
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4.5 inches tall. There is a sticker with filling instructions on the exterior and a hook inside the bottom end. No manufacturer marking. State: C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Two Edison Underground Electric Lamps2227 - Two Edison Underground Electric Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two early belt underground electric lamps by Edison. State: City: HWAC#: 47265 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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3 Oldham's Hanging Electric Lights2228 - 3 Oldham's Hanging Electric Lights
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different early hanging electric lights by Oldham's. Please see photo. State: City: HWAC#: 47264 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Pioneer Brass Electric Light2229 - Pioneer Brass Electric Light
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early brass electric light, Pioneer Electric Mine Lamp Co. Patent date 1914. Choice. Rare. State: City: HWAC#: 47267 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Four Different Belt Mounted Underground Electric Lights2230 - Four Different Belt Mounted Underground Electric Lights
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different belt mounted underground electric lights. One is a Justrite square, another and early Justrite rectangle. The third is difficult to rea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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American Mining Tool Co. Oil Wick Lamp2231 - American Mining Tool Co. Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3.25 inches tall. Ottumwa, Iowa. State: City: HWAC#: 48725 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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George Allen Brass Oil Wick Lamp2232 - George Allen Brass Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.25 inches tall, brass. 1880's. A few small dings. State: City: HWAC#: 48736 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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George Anton Globe Oil Wick Lamp2233 - George Anton Globe Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.75 inches. Globe design on right side and medium dent. State: City: HWAC#: 49107 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m*****3 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Three George Anton Mining Lamps2234 - Three George Anton Mining Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. George Anton, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Eagle above the shield logo. Nice condition. State: City: HWAC#: 49028 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (95.00 + 19.95) = 114.95
 
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Three George Anton Mining Lamps incl. Rarity2235 - Three George Anton Mining Lamps incl. Rarity
Holabird Western Americana Collections
George Anton with a star in the logo, Washington County Pennsylvania. These three lamps have the classic eagle above the shield logo with the words un
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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2 C. L. Anton Liberty Oil Wick Lamps2236 - 2 C. L. Anton Liberty Oil Wick Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3.25 inches tall. Pretty Liberty design on right side is well punched. Monongahela City, PA. One has 3 small spout dings, State: City: HWAC
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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C. L. Anton Liberty Oil Wick Lamps2237 - C. L. Anton Liberty Oil Wick Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3.25 inches and 3.75 inches with brass collar. Pretty Liberty stamp on right side. State: City: HWAC#: 49100 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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2 C. L. Anton Liberty Oil Wick Lamps2238 - 2 C. L. Anton Liberty Oil Wick Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 and 3.25 inches tall. Monongahela, PA. Pretty Liberty strike on right side. Nice condition. State: City: HWAC#: 48777 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***1 for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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2 J. Anton and Son Brass Oil Wick Lamps2239 - 2 J. Anton and Son Brass Oil Wick Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tin ID plate on spouts. 3.5 and 4 inches tall. Nice condition. State: City: HWAC#: 49126 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (80.00 + 16.80) = 96.80
 
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2 Different J. Anton and Son Oil Wick Lamps2240 - 2 Different J. Anton and Son Oil Wick Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 and 4.25 inches tall. Tin ID plate on spout. State: City: HWAC#: 49127 Date:
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 Copper J. Anton Oil Wick Lamps2241 - 2 Different Copper J. Anton Oil Wick Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3.5 inches tall. ID brass plates on spout. One has a small dent on bottom of spout. State: City: HWAC#: 49125 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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J. Anton and Son Brass Oil Wick Lamp2242 - J. Anton and Son Brass Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4.5 inches tall.Mostly brass construction with brass drip protector. Brass ID plate on spout Near mint. State: City: HWAC#: 49124 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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J. Anton and Son Oil Wick Lamp2243 - J. Anton and Son Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 inches tall. Unique company punch for this collection, punch is on the side not on the spout. State: City: HWAC#: 49116 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Four J. Anton & Son Brass Mining Lamps2244 - Four J. Anton & Son Brass Mining Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four brass lamps. All have the brass ID tag on the spout. This ID tag is the classic eagle over a banner ribbon with Anton's name. Nice group, p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to g*****9 for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Very Rare Oil Wick Anton Oil Wick Lamp2245 - Very Rare Oil Wick Anton Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This large oil capacity lamp has an extra fuel hat brace and a few small dings. 4.75 inches tall. The only lamp of this style in this extensive coll
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Anton's Oil Wick Lamp2246 - Anton's Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.5 inches tall. Scranton, PA. State: City: HWAC#: 48731 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to g*****9 for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Possible Anton Oil Wick Lamp2247 - Possible Anton Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unknown manufacturer, possibly Anton variety. 2.5 inches tall. Several small dings and dents. State: City: HWAC#: 49119 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to q******p for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Beall Bros. Maltese Cross Oil Wick Lamp2248 - Beall Bros. Maltese Cross Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3.5 inches tall. Spout has a dent near the top. State: City: HWAC#: 48733 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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