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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LOT WITHDRAWN3448 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Mercantile Business In Eddy Montana Photograph3449 - Mercantile Business In Eddy Montana Photograph
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Photograph of 3 buildings in the small Montana establishment of Eddy that appears to be two houses and a business. On the back one of the previous own
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to a****a for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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The Saga of Fort Peck3450 - The Saga of Fort Peck
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A book called "The Saga of Fort Peck" by Sammy Sampson about the building and construction of the Fort Peck Dam. A New Deal Public Works p...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Medal/Ribbon Garneill Lodge, No. 473451 - Medal/Ribbon Garneill Lodge, No. 47
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Ribbon and Medal, Garneill Lodge, No. 47 K. of P. Garneill, Mont. Reverse: "In Memoriam". State: Montana City: Garneill HWAC#: 40628...
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Very Rare Embossed Copper Advertising Spoon (Havre, Montana)3452 - Very Rare Embossed Copper Advertising Spoon (Havre, Montana)
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Very rare embossed copper advertising spoon compliments of H.W. Gross. Department Store, Havre Mont. Indian chief embossed on the handle with a full h
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Algeria Shriner Memorabilia3453 - Algeria Shriner Memorabilia
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Memorabilia from an Algeria Shriner, Max Sarter. Included: hat in leather case, 3 pins, certificate, pennant, Masonic Code Book of Montana, 1909, Ritu
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Banking House of L.H. Hershfield & Bro. Revenue Check Collection3454 - Banking House of L.H. Hershfield & Bro. Revenue Check Collection
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Lot of nine choice RN imprinted checks. eight different for L.H. Hershfield & Bro., Bankers in Helena. Includes four pictorial pieces: 1866 (RN-...
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5 First National Bank of Helena Checks3455 - 5 First National Bank of Helena Checks
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1) Nice vignette of woman with shovel and shield on left side and eagle on right side. Orange adhesive R6c revenue stamp. 2) Jan. , 1871. Orange impri
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Helena Legal Documents3456 - Helena Legal Documents
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2 Legal documents from Helena Montana. They are both territorial from April of 1888 and hand written concerned with a payment of one thousand dollars
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Madison Co. Residential Photograph3457 - Madison Co. Residential Photograph
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Photograph of a residence in Madison County with stables and select hand-colored trees. View of the stables, backyard, and mountains behind the house.
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Boston & Montana Smelter Souvenir Plate3458 - Boston & Montana Smelter Souvenir Plate
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1) Boston & Montana Smelter Souvenir Plate. Nice dark green color of the "...largest smokestack in the world." It stood 506 feet high....
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Miles City Police Labor Letter AFL3459 - Miles City Police Labor Letter AFL
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5 Letters from the great depression from the Miles City Trades and Labor Council, associated with the American Federation of Labor, to the City Counci
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Early Missoula Directory3460 - Early Missoula Directory
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Polk's 1915 Volume 8 Directory of Missoula, Hamilton, and Stevensville City directories. Approximately 500 pages of all businesses and outfits ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to m*********r for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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United States Supreme Court admits Joseph F Dixon3461 - United States Supreme Court admits Joseph F Dixon
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Framed appointment of Joseph M Dixon as an attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1902 and 1904 Dixon won congressional
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The City of Red Lodge Booklet3462 - The City of Red Lodge Booklet
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Advertising booklet for Red Lodge in Carbon County Montana. Illustrated promotional piece for the small town with pictures, advertisements and inform
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wickes: Mining Ghost Town American Yeomen Records3463 - Wickes: Mining Ghost Town American Yeomen Records
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Brotherhood of American Yeomen Homestead No. 777 dues book records for some of the people in the silver mining ghost town of Wickes Montana. About 25
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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First Constitution of the State of Montana3464 - First Constitution of the State of Montana
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Constitution of the State of Montana as adopted by the Constitutional Convention held at Helena, Montana, July 4, A. D. 1889. And an Address to the Pe
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to m*********r for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Four Different Montana Business Cards3465 - Four Different Montana Business Cards
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Cards: Ponderosa Saloon & Cafe // GF / One free Drink; H. wolfe, HupMobile Taxi Service, Billings; The Windsor, Liquor and Cigars, Butte; Gust M...
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Hotel Montana Photograph3466 - Hotel Montana Photograph
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Hotel Montana photograph. Location is not known. Dated by car in photo. One photo is pristine and sharp. The other has a full length bend in it. Size
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Montana Cabinet Card Photo Collection3467 - Montana Cabinet Card Photo Collection
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A spectacular cabinet card collection of different photographers from Montana, all from the classic period of about 1885-1900 from the Svoboda Collect
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to h*******c for (500.00 + 105.00) = 605.00
 
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Montana Education Booklets3468 - Montana Education Booklets
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Included: Biennial Reports, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Librarian of the State Law Library, 1917-1918; University of Montana President...
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Two Grand Lodge Booklets3469 - Two Grand Lodge Booklets
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1) Great find. "Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Montana, A. D. 1866, A. l. 5866." Cloth and leather bound, hardcover, 8.5" x 6"...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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W.A. Clark/ Joseph Pyle Archive3470 - W.A. Clark/ Joseph Pyle Archive
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17 Pieces of ephemera from Senator W.A. Clark and also prominent Montana Mining figure Joseph C. Pyle. Items include Deeds, Western Union messages, No
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6*****b for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Five Lander County Legal Documents3471 - Five Lander County Legal Documents
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1) 1886. Sheriff's Certicate of Sale to JA Wright for 80 acres near Battle Mountain. 2) 1887. Sheriff's Certificate of Sale for land in Aust...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Nicely Displayed, Pictorial Occidental Livery Stables Business Card3472 - Nicely Displayed, Pictorial Occidental Livery Stables Business Card
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Large trade card with stagecoach, 4.5" x 2.75". The reverse is a directory of 16 of the "Leading Business Houses of Carson, Nevada.&q...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D******a for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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S. E. Piute Agency Request, Carson City, Nevada 18753473 - S. E. Piute Agency Request, Carson City, Nevada 1875
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Dated March 25, 1875. This request is for the first and second quarters of 1875. It is from the S. E. Piute Agency. A. J. Barnes signed as Indian Agen
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to M****4 for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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Social Entertainment at the State's Capital (Carson City, Nevada Ephemera)3474 - Social Entertainment at the State's Capital (Carson City, Nevada Ephemera)
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Lot of ten. 1-2) Carson Lodge #4 Grand Ball. Armory Hall. April 26, 1886. One is blue and the other a faded yellow. Dance card inside. 3) March 17, 18
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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State Printing Office in Carson City Photograph3475 - State Printing Office in Carson City Photograph
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Only identified by pencil writing on back. Frame is 4.5 x 4.5". State: Nevada City: Carson City HWAC#: 47325 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Churchill County Ghost Town Billheads3476 - Churchill County Ghost Town Billheads
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Lot of twelve billheads, letterheads, telegraph forms and notes. All relating to Warren Williams or his estate. 1) Eastgate: G. B. Williams, dealer in
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Estimates : 160.00 - 350.00
Sold to c*********p for (80.00 + 19.20) = 99.20
 
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G. S. Garcia Letterhead with Saddle Pictorial3477 - G. S. Garcia Letterhead with Saddle Pictorial
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Great looking letterhead for one of the (the) most famous Nevada silversmiths. Garcia opened his silversmith shop in a corner in Elko in 1894. In 1899
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to p********6 for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Nicely Framed Large Elko County Map3478 - Nicely Framed Large Elko County Map
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8 x 24" map (28 x 32" framed) of Elko County. Drawn by draughtsman William P Wright. Wright appears in Federal records as early as 1872 as...
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Very Large Warren Williams of Fallon Collection3479 - Very Large Warren Williams of Fallon Collection
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About 550 pieces of paper: checks, bills, billheads, letterheads, receipts, notes. Mostly billheads and letterheads. Mostly 1907 (some 1917). A great
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********e for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Stacking Bookcase3480 - Stacking Bookcase
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Stacking "lawyer's" bookcase.Three units painted green. Fred Macy Company Grand Rapids Michigan, c1905. 34 inches wide, 52 inches tal...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Antique Conference Table3481 - Antique Conference Table
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Beautiful antique conference table dating from the late 19th century. 37" wide, 74" long, 29" high with shelf at 6" from floor. ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to u********y.. for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Player Piano3482 - Player Piano
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Mason Player Piano, beautifully refinished with light color finish. Stool, and 300 music rolls. The Mason upright was a standard player piano in early
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Large Dining Room Table with Chairs from Goldfield3483 - Large Dining Room Table with Chairs from Goldfield
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Large, high quality dining room table and chairs purchased by the Frank Patrick family in 1908-9 right after the labor troubles. After the labor troub
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Large Mahogany Rolltop Desk3484 - Large Mahogany Rolltop Desk
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Dark mahogany, 72 inches long, 33 inches deep, 42 inches high. Three drawers each side, center drawer above chair. Comes with two high-back oak (or M
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to n********w.. for (300.00 + 72.00) = 372.00
 
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1891 Lodge Book for the IOOF (Hamilton, Nevada)3485 - 1891 Lodge Book for the IOOF (Hamilton, Nevada)
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Published in Virginia City in 1891 by William Sutherland. Lodge instituted at Hamilton on April 26, 1870. Includes constitution, by-laws, roles of ord
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6*****b for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Large Hazen Lumber Company Billhead & Letterhead Collection3486 - Large Hazen Lumber Company Billhead & Letterhead Collection
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At least 65 letterheads and billheads from the Hazen Lumber Company to Warren Williams. Williams was 'the' more and shaker' of Fallon an...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 6*****b for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Lovelock Billhead Collection3487 - Lovelock Billhead Collection
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Lot of Thirty-two. Includes 16 L. N. Marker billheads. Four different types. One is from the ghost town of Vernon, Nevada. 11 W. C. Pitt billheads. Si
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to i**b for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Metropolis Blue Print Plat Map3488 - Metropolis Blue Print Plat Map
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Creating the town of Metropolis was the project of an eastern businessman, Harry L. Pierce. He purchased 40,000 acres of desert land in 1910 and hired
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Rawhide Ephemera Group (Booklet, Postcard, Photographs)3489 - Rawhide Ephemera Group (Booklet, Postcard, Photographs)
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Lot of 4. 1) Souvenir Views of Rawhide: Ned Johnson's photographs. Great photographs: city, mines, people, buildings etc. First tent, first hote...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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1914 Grand Army of the Republic Reno Cookbook3490 - 1914 Grand Army of the Republic Reno Cookbook
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32 pages. Printed by General O. M. Mitchell. Ads for Nixon National Bank (Wingfield president), Farmers & Merchants Bank, Southern Pacific Railr...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to i**b for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Agnes Bell Identification tag (Reno, Nevada)3491 - Agnes Bell Identification tag (Reno, Nevada)
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Agnes Bell was a long time teacher in Reno. Her father, Frank Bell, was Nevada's reluctant Governor. He became Governor although he was never el...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to V********e for (20.00 + 4.00) = 24.00
 
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Dr. Charles O Gasho Glasses and Case (Reno, Nevada)3492 - Dr. Charles O Gasho Glasses and Case (Reno, Nevada)
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1) Case is in very nice condition. Hard plastic material. Inside in gold color is "Dr. Chas. O. Gasho / Optometrist / Reno - Nevada." 2) C...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Hart Laden Insurance Company listing "Fire Alarm Code Boxes" (Reno, Nevada)3493 - Hart Laden Insurance Company listing "Fire Alarm Code Boxes" (Reno, Nevada)
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Fire Department phone number is 3131. Most boxes are on street corners, but includes Riverside Mill, Race Track, Reno Gas Works, University of Nevada.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to c********r.. for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Rare Reno Fly Reel, c19503494 - Rare Reno Fly Reel, c1950
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Rare original mint condition fly reel with info and original box for the Sierra Angling Equipment Co of Reno. This fly reel was called the "Dra...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Reno / American Legion FOB3495 - Reno / American Legion FOB
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Bronze colored "The Biggest Little City in the World." Manufactured by the Greendcuck Company out of Chicago. 1.5". State: Nevada ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Reno Air Stock Certificates3496 - Reno Air Stock Certificates
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One hundred pieces of Reno Air stock certificates from the early 1990s. Rare. State: Nevada City: Reno HWAC#: 48241 Date:
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Reno Billhead and Letterhead Collection3497 - Reno Billhead and Letterhead Collection
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Over 150 pieces of paper from Grey Reid Wright, Emporium of Music, Nevada Hardware, Nevada Packing, Reno Mill & Lumber, Nixon National Bank, Eag...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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