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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New York Worlds Fair Ticket Books3548 - New York Worlds Fair Ticket Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
New York Worlds Fair, 1939, 1940 ticket books and a group of tickets including the MOMA and a play ticket for Aquacade with Eleanor Holm and Buster Cr
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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"The Beginnings of Tulsa" by J. M. Hall3549 - "The Beginnings of Tulsa" by J. M. Hall
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 1933 reprint of a 1923 book. Great early resource for Tulsa. It starts with "Tent Town," first in Tulsa, earliest residents, fir...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Indian Wars Cabinet Card and Veterans Ribbon3550 - Indian Wars Cabinet Card and Veterans Ribbon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1870's cabinet card photograph (6.5" x 4") of an Indian Wars officer, unidentified. Photograph by H. P. Kirk's Photographic, Mason...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********t for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Nice Oregon Ephemera Lot:3551 - Nice Oregon Ephemera Lot:
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photograph (positive and paper negative) of the first U. S. Post Office west of the Rocky Mountains, in Shivley's, Astoria, Oregon (1847); color...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Oregon and Idaho Library3552 - Oregon and Idaho Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oregon and Idaho Library, Approx 20 books including East of the Cascades, The Beginning of the West, Land of the Giants and Southern Idaho Ghost Town
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d******0 for (10.00 + 2.40) = 12.40
 
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Centennial International Exhibition Stock Certificate3553 - Centennial International Exhibition Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
United States 1776-1876 Centennial stock certificate No. 1015, issued for 1 share to Joseph Richetts dated May 15, 1875 of capital stock of the Centen
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Estimates : 250.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to W********y.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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South Dakota Library3554 - South Dakota Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
South Dakota Library with approx 46 issues of South Dakota State Historical Society and Board of Cultural Preservation Quarterly and 11 books includin
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****4 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3555 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
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Scipio Coop Ephemera3556 - Scipio Coop Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Statements and inventory lists from the Scipio Coop. In March, 1860, a small party of seven men led by T. F. Robins arrived on the site of Scipio, in
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Estimates : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Tuscarora Society Stock Certificate3557 - Tuscarora Society Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One $5.00 share to F. S. Richards. Signed by OW Powers and Morris Sommely(?). Vignettes of a rooster, tent, guitar burning on an open fire, and peace/
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to c*****n for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Secretary McAdoo Addressing Soldiers - Panorama3558 - Secretary McAdoo Addressing Soldiers - Panorama
Holabird Western Americana Collections
McAdoo was Secretary of Treasury during World War I. He is addressing 30,000 soldiers of the National Army. Address was at Camp Lewis, American Lake,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Patriots Militant Sword3559 - Patriots Militant Sword
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This sword is a representative example of a Patriarchs Militant (Uniformed Ranks of the IOOF) society or lodge sword. It belonged to A. F. Hoska from
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 84.00) = 434.00
 
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Washington Check Collection (Mining, Assay, & Others)  (41)3560 - Washington Check Collection (Mining, Assay, & Others) (41)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 41 checks. 1) Fifteen unused pictorial checks for the United States Assay Office (Washington National Bank, Seattle) with Washington vignette.
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Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to s********x for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Crandall Jackson Hole WY Photos3561 - Crandall Jackson Hole WY Photos
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photograph of the Tetons by Crandall in original envelope and cardboard. Brand Spanking New. Absolutely phenomenal. Approximately 5" x 7"....
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Canada Mining Camp Ghost Town Library3562 - Canada Mining Camp Ghost Town Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 publications on mines and ghost towns of Canada, primarily western Canada. The best piece maybe the book "Gold" by Stuart Edward ...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to R*****4 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Panoramic Farm Photo in Frame3563 - Panoramic Farm Photo in Frame
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Panoramic Farm Photo in Frame, approx 9.5 x 23 inches. Sam Mills' Outfit - Kenaston Sask. 1923. Sticker on rear "Antique photograph(silve...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Artifacts from Belize3564 - Artifacts from Belize
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Artifacts--pieces of pottery, baskets, rock, and piece of corn packed in straw, from Wilber May to Clayton Phillips. Paper inside reads: Government of
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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New Granada: Holton3565 - New Granada: Holton
Holabird Western Americana Collections
New Granada by Isaac F. Holton. Title page reads as follows: New Granada: Twenty Months In The Andes. By Isaac F. Holton, M.A., Professor of Chemistr
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Yucatan Hairless Dog3566 - Yucatan Hairless Dog
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This item was purchased from a frequent, early traveler who had several of these in his collection. It is not carved, but a Terra Cotta clay fired hai
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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History of The Conquest of Peru 2 Vols.3567 - History of The Conquest of Peru 2 Vols.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early history of Spain's acquisition of Peru in volumes I and II of William H. Prescott's "History of The Conquest of Peru" Publis...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Humboldt: Cuadros De La Naturaleza3568 - Humboldt: Cuadros De La Naturaleza
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A book 'Words of Alejandro of Humboldt'. Title page reads as follows: Obras De Alejandro De Humboldt. Titled: Cuadros De La Naturaleza Por ...
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Start Price : 37.50 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
 
 
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3 Great South American Books3569 - 3 Great South American Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Wild Scenes in South America" by Don Ramon Paez, 2nd edition, 1863. Hardbound, cloth cover, 8.5" x 5.5". 2) Part One by Lie...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Early South American Map3570 - Early South American Map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Map of South America, Drawn from the lateft and beft Authorities by The Kilchin c. 1755 State: zSouth America City: HWAC#: 32909 Date:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*********5 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Mac Cann's Arentine Provinces3571 - Mac Cann's Arentine Provinces
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An account of Two Thounsand Miles' Ride Through The Argentine Provinces Being an Account of The Natural Products of The Country, And Habits of T...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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8 Idaho Saloon Tokens, Skagway, Alaska3572 - 8 Idaho Saloon Tokens, Skagway, Alaska
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 Idaho Saloon Tokens, Skagway, Alaska. 10 cents. State: Alaska City: HWAC#: 47867 Date:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*o for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Colusa County Bank Checks3573 - Colusa County Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over sixty checks from the Maxwell Branch- Colusa County Bank from the early 20th century. State: California City: Maxwell HWAC#: 48247 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Colusa County Bank Checks3574 - Colusa County Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
300 checks drawn on the Maxwell Branch of the Colusa County Bank in the 1920s. State: California City: Maxwell HWAC#: 48251 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t******2 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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100 California Checks3575 - 100 California Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Possibly only one or two duplicates! Checks from: San Francisco, Sacramento, La Porte, Vineburg, North Bloomfield, Lodi, Grand View, Petaluma, San Jos
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******2 for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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85 Different Southern California Checks3576 - 85 Different Southern California Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
100+ counting duplicates. Great variety! Los Angeles, Oxnard, Randsburg, Hawthorne, Pasadena, Perris, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Fresno, Pleasanton
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******2 for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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California Advertising Note3577 - California Advertising Note
Holabird Western Americana Collections
California Advertising Note, California State Numismatic Convention, April 1961. State: California City: HWAC#: 47860 Date:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (10.00 + 2.40) = 12.40
 
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Unsorted Prag California Check Collection3578 - Unsorted Prag California Check Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 139 incl an ink blotter. Earliest is 1854 Wells Fargo San Francisco. Also seven Port Wine checks (1864-66). John Sime & Co. (SF, 1867). P...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to t******2 for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Victor Clothing Co, Los Angeles,. advertising note3579 - Victor Clothing Co, Los Angeles,. advertising note
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Victor Clothing Co. advertising note. Los Angeles, issued in 1935, reverse is an image of a Confederate note. Redeemable for $10 on a Bronson Suit.
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek Stock Certificates3580 - Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred stock certificates from the Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Corporation with mining vignette. State: Colorado City: Cripple Creek HWAC#
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to t******2 for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek Stock Certificates3581 - Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred stock certificates from the Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Corporation with mining vignette. State: Colorado City: Cripple Creek HWAC#
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t******2 for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Washington DC Advertising Note3582 - Washington DC Advertising Note
Holabird Western Americana Collections
William L Biber Sr. for City Council 1942 advertising note with his photo on the note. Reverse is an image of a Confederate note. State: District
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Tunisian Stock Certificate3583 - Tunisian Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Societe Mines de Douaria, Tunisia. State: Foreign City: HWAC#: 47852 Date:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 30.00
Sold to c*********p for (10.00 + 2.40) = 12.40
 
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Bullion and Exchange  Bank Checks3584 - Bullion and Exchange Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The last year coins were minted at the Carson City Mint was 1893. These five hundred checks were written in 1893 and 1894 to various citizens of the N
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t******2 for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Bullion and Exchange  Bank Checks3585 - Bullion and Exchange Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 400 deposit receipts and checks drawn on The Bullion and Exchange Bank from 1880-1900. State: Nevada City: Carson City HWAC#: 48250
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t******2 for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Bullion and Exchange  Bank Checks3586 - Bullion and Exchange Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Entire portfolio of checks drawn on the Bullion and Exchange Bank Checks of Carson City in 1894. Many Carson City and San Francisco merchants. Look th
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********e for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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Bullion and Exchange  Bank Checks3587 - Bullion and Exchange Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Manufactured by Le Count Bro's. Blank Book Manufacturers of 533 Market St. San Francisco, this volume contains checks numbered 62001-62500 drawn...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D******a for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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First National Bank Checks3588 - First National Bank Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two hundred pieces: checks from the early 20th century written on the First National Bank of Elko, Nevada. State: Nevada City: Elko HWAC#: 48246
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to t******2 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 13589 - Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
George Wingfield signed these one hundred stock certificates in the 1950s. Some green, some brown print. State: Nevada City: Goldfield HWAC#: 4
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 23590 - Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of one hundred pieces of The Goldfield Consolidated Mines stock certificates signed by George Wingfield. State: Nevada City: Goldfield HWAC#
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 33591 - Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred pieces of The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company stock certificates, but without George Wingfield's signature. State: Nevada Ci...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 43592 - Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 4
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred pieces of The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company stock certificates post George Wingfield. State: Nevada City: Goldfield HWAC#: 4
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to O*****3 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 53593 - Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 5
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred pieces of The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company stock certificates, post George Wingfield, late 1950s and 1960s. State: Nevada City
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to t******2 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 63594 - Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Stock Certificates 6
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred pieces of The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company stock certificates. A mix of half signed by George Wingfield and half post-Wingfield.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to O*****3 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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100 plus Nevada Checks3595 - 100 plus Nevada Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
100 plus Nevada checks. Carson City, Virginia, Elko etc. State: Nevada City: HWAC#: 47857 Date:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******a for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Old Nevada Checks3596 - Old Nevada Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two batches of checks: from the Farmers Bank of Carson Valley, Inc. circa 1950s; and the First National Bank of Elko circa 1920s. 170 pieces in all.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Postal cover addressed to Governor Richard Kirman3597 - Postal cover addressed to Governor Richard Kirman
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cover addressed to Richard Kirman Governor of Nevada, postmarked June 27, 1936 on USS Antares, Philadelphia, PA. State: Nevada City: HWAC#: 4
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to d******0 for (10.00 + 2.40) = 12.40
 
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