Great American July Auction

Auction Details

This three day sale has highlights in many of our collecting categories including Mining, Saloon, Native Americana, Numismatics, Postal History, General Americana, Tokens, Railroad & Express, Bottles, and Western Art & Americana.

SESSION ONE OVERVIEW
Our Saloon & Cigar section features brewing advertising, beer trays, cigar tins, ephemera, and match cases. Following this, our Bottle section includes beer bottles, whisky flasks, and other Western glassware.

Our Gaming section has rare chips and tokens (including ivory chips), a Keno goose, a slot machine, and early dice games.

Numismatics features Israeli coins and medals, U.S. medals including ANA, and US and Mexican coins including a large selection of belt buckles with Morgan Dollars and Peace Dollars.

Next comes our Railroad & Express section. Highlights include: a Leland Stanford signed pass; a Tonopah & Tidewater lock; a Virginia & Truckee loaner watch (and other V&T ephemera); and 1860s American Express Co. stock certificates with signatures from Wells, Fargo, & Holland.

We then have the largest Postal History section we've had in many years. There is a particular focus on Nevada with rarities from Esmeralda, Bernice, Cradlebaugh, and others. The section ends with Nevada revenue stamps and large US stamp collections.

Session One ends with our Token section which has pieces from California, Nevada, Montana, as well as rare Good For Mirrors.


SESSION TWO OVERVIEW
Session Two is all Mining. Our Mining section features a fabulous assortment of mine lighting devices including carbide lamps, safety lamps, oil wick lamps, and candlesticks. We also have explosives-related material including blasting cap tins, wood boxes, and ephemera. In addition, the section has more mining signs, assay material, mining artifacts, and ephemera such as stock certificates and other mining documents and books. Don't miss a unique and very important set of Bank of California/Virginia City letters (Lots 2573-2576).

SESSION THREE OVERVIEW
Session Three begins with a diverse and large Native Americana section: beadwork, baskets, pottery, rugs, points, a large section of turquoise and silver jewelry, kachinas, sculptures, and Native American & Western art. Don't miss Lot 3184, a Millicent Hearst painting.

Our General Americana section begins with a group of taxidermy pieces from two collections including a Western museum. We then have our usual varied and diverse selection of General Americana artifacts and ephemera including: an early ivory ship; rare California directories; turn-of-the-century Goldfield Gold Rush furniture (Lots 3480-84); early film and stage autographs; and much more. Be sure not to miss the premium early Western silverware lots including a once-in-a-lifetime offering of Comstock groups. The session ends with Dealer Specials, large bargain-priced groups of ephemera.

Table of Contents
Day 1, Saturday, July 8th (Lot 1000-1728)
Saloon, Cigar, & Tobacco (Lots 1000-1083)
Bottles & Insulators (Lots 1084-1183)
Gaming (Lots 1184-1210)
Numismatics (Lots 1211-1297)
Coin & Western Belt Buckles (Lots 1298-1393)
Railroad & Express (Lots 1394-1453)
Philatelic & Postal History (Lots 1454-1607)
Tokens (Lots 1608-1728)


Day 2, Sunday, July 9th (Lot 2000-2656)
Mining (Lot 2000-2656)
Mine Lighting Devices
Safety Lamps (2000-2065)
Carbide Lamps (2066-2230)
Oil Wick Lamps (2231-2374)
Misc. Lighting (2375-2383)
Mine Signs (2384-2400)
Explosives (2401-2462)
Assay (2463-2476)
Mining Artifacts (2477-2492)
Ephemera (Sorted State/City) (2493-2656)

Day 3, Monday, July 10th (Lots 3000-3613)
Native Americana & Western Art (3000-3204)
Beadwork, Baskets, Pottery, & Rugs (3000-3027)
Jewelry (3028-3049)
Points, Tools, & Ephemera (3050-3060)
Kachinas & Sculptures (3061-3143)
Native & Western Art (3144-3204)
Taxidermy (3205-3223)
General Americana (3224-3613)
Miscellaneous (3224-3328)
Sorted by State/City (3329-3571)
Dealer Specials (3572-3613)

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Two Ivory / Gold Pieces3248 - Two Ivory / Gold Pieces
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Bolo Tie of a Miner with a gold pan that has gold int eh pan. 2) Two pronged fork with gold on the handle. 6" long. we can not weight the nu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********1 for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Two Pictorial Buttons3249 - Two Pictorial Buttons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Nevada National Guard with the state seal pictorial. 2) California Street Railway with a trolley car pictorial. San Francisco, California. Both wer
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p***p for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Personal Sterling Silver Tea Pot and Bar Set3250 - Personal Sterling Silver Tea Pot and Bar Set
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine - see photograph. Tea pot is 8.5" tall. Engraved with "S. P. T." on top. Engraved with "[picture of wreath] / sterli...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Unusual Sterling Silver Gambling Pencil Case with Pencil3251 - Unusual Sterling Silver Gambling Pencil Case with Pencil
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3.5". Gambling piece with the three vices on it: horse racing (gambling), booze, and a naked lady (women). Inscribed FBD. Eberhard Faber on pen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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American Cracker Co. Vintage Tin3252 - American Cracker Co. Vintage Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
American Cracker Co. Vintage Tin with hinged top. Approx 11.5 x 10 x 10. Lid has a very small hole and box has some scattered rust areas. State:
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to 5*****g for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Beef Brains Vintage Tin3253 - Beef Brains Vintage Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beef Brains Vintage Tin, 5 pounds. Lid does not open. Approx 6.5 x 6 inches. State: City: HWAC#: 48332 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10.00 - 20.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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British Tin Box3254 - British Tin Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage British tin box, approx 9.5, 6.5, 3.5 inches with British scenes on 4 sides and inside the hinged lid including House of Parliament, horse rac
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Co. Tin3255 - Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Co. Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tom Thumbs Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Co. Tin, approx 9 x 7 x 8. Hinged lid. State: City: HWAC#: 48336 Date:
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Grips First-Aid Pastilles Tin3256 - Grips First-Aid Pastilles Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Grips First-Aid Pastilles Tin, menthol, eucalyptus and liquorice, with illustrations of geese and cows. This tin measures 6 1/2" x 4" x 3...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to r********a.. for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Keens Vintage Mustard Tin3257 - Keens Vintage Mustard Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Keens Vintage Mustard Tin, approx 6.5, x 6.5 x 5.5 inches. Removable lid. Side scenes include King Edward VII, and the royal couple on the lid. St
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p***p for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Mazettis Cacao Vintage Tin Box3258 - Mazettis Cacao Vintage Tin Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mazettis Cacao Vintage Tin Box, approx 10 x 8.8 x 9 with hinged lid. State: City: HWAC#: 48330 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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2 Vintage Tea Tins3259 - 2 Vintage Tea Tins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Vintage Tea Tins. Rowntree, approx 6 x 3 x4 inches with 4 ornate garden scenes. Yue Mou Tea Co, Hong Kong. 5.25 oz. Approx 4.4 x 5 x 3.5 inches.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to t******2 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Tin Tea Container3260 - Tin Tea Container
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tin Tea Container, likely British. Hinged lid with knurled knob. Front image is 3 Asians next to a small tent. Green felt on the bottom. Landmark
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Vintage Beech Nutmetal box3261 - Vintage Beech Nutmetal box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage metal Beech Nut box, approx 12 x 11 x 5 inches. Brass lining on interior and hinged top. Scenes on all sides and top including Canajoharie
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Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to t******2 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Vintage Chocolate Tin3262 - Vintage Chocolate Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Chocolate Tin. Likely British. East West, Homes Best on the side. State: City: HWAC#: 48359 Date:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Vintage Coleman's Mustard Tin3263 - Vintage Coleman's Mustard Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Coleman's Mustard Tin, approx 9.5 x 5 x 4.5 inches Nautical scenes om hinged lid and sides. Metal divider inside the box. State: C...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s*******7 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Vintage Cow Tin3264 - Vintage Cow Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Cow Tin, approx 8.5, 5.5, 3.5 inches. Hinged top with a small internal lock, no key. State: City: HWAC#: 48304 Date:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Vintage English Tea Tin3265 - Vintage English Tea Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage English Tea Tin. Made in Rowntree, York. Embossed with makers to their majesties, the king and queen. State: City: HWAC#: 48300 Dat
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Vintage Floral Tin3266 - Vintage Floral Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage gold colored leaf pattern on the bottom of the approx 3.5 inch by 3.5 inch tin. Hinged top with a turned wood knob. State: City: HWAC#
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to t******2 for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Vintage Red Tin3267 - Vintage Red Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Red Tin with 3 female images. Cap does not open, condition issues with peeling paint and a dented side. State: City: HWAC#: 48335 Da
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 30.00
 
 
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Vintage Rowntree Tin3268 - Vintage Rowntree Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Rowntree Tin, British. Scenes of York from the ouse, Bootham Bar, York Minster and Mickelgat Bar. Small dent and a chip on the base. State:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to t******2 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Vintage Sweet Cuba Tin Box3269 - Vintage Sweet Cuba Tin Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Sweet Cuba Tin Box with hinged lid and knurled nob. Box has some condition issues. State: City: HWAC#: 48331 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to b********1 for (90.00 + 21.60) = 111.60
 
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Vintage VS Medicinale Pepermunt Tin Box3270 - Vintage VS Medicinale Pepermunt Tin Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage VS Medicinale Pepermunt tin box, 2 sailboats with VS on their sales on the front and rear of the hinged box. All sides have sailboats on the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j********b for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Mammoth Brand Salted Nuts3271 - Mammoth Brand Salted Nuts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dixie Company. Large Mammoth on front. Manufactured by the Kelly Company. Reverse same as front. warning on top says, "Caution, keep this can t...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Silver Color Coated Small Nut Cracker3272 - Silver Color Coated Small Nut Cracker
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare cast iron nutcracker. The cracker has two pieces - a base with a cup indentation and a large pestle or crusher. On the inside of both pieces
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to p***p for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Nice Table Model Tripod Magnifying Glass3273 - Nice Table Model Tripod Magnifying Glass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Glass screws up and down for focus and storage. Nice functional conversation piece. Almost 2" tall. State: City: HWAC#: 48102 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 77.00
Sold to h*******i for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Railroad, Burro, and Native American Sterling Silver Spoon3274 - Railroad, Burro, and Native American Sterling Silver Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bowl has a fully packed burro with "Helped Build the R. R.". Native American warrior on handle. Reverse of handle shows a squaw holding a ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********1 for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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Military Camp and Tanks3275 - Military Camp and Tanks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Military tents, fuel barrels and quonset huts. Two tanks also included State: City: HWAC#: 46331 Date:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Miniature Steam Engine3276 - Miniature Steam Engine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Weeden Manufacturing Company. 115 volts, 400 watts, catalog number 702. Bright red paint. On wooden platform. State: City: HWAC#: 42678 Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Civil War Handbills3277 - Civil War Handbills
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One handbill addresses Soldiers', widows and minor orphan children rights to Homesteads, about a pending bill in congress. The other is from the...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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6 American Military Helmets3278 - 6 American Military Helmets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 unidentified helmets, one with camo, no liners. Korean War M1 liner. Viet Nam M1 liner with scratched peace sign. Late Viet Nam M1 helmet with line
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Collection of 14 Military and Military Style Helmets3279 - Collection of 14 Military and Military Style Helmets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cold War E. German unissued helmet, c. 1956-1970. 2 Czech VZ53 helmets, one with red star. 1970's French military helmet. 1970 Belgian plasti...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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Original Scientific American Broadside for German WWI Weapon3280 - Original Scientific American Broadside for German WWI Weapon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
45" x 16" Great original broadside from Scientific American showing the new German siege weapon that fires a 42cm shell. There is an exact...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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World War II Era Radio Microphone3281 - World War II Era Radio Microphone
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Used at KSO radio in Des Moines Iowa. Given to the consignor by Gale Myers in the 1980s. Gale worked at KSO radio in Des Moines from the 1940s into th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 84.00) = 434.00
 
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Daguerreotype, 1/6 Plate, Civil War Soldier3282 - Daguerreotype, 1/6 Plate, Civil War Soldier
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Soldier appears to be Civil war era. Hand coloring has been added to his arm rest. Very nice condition. State: City: HWAC#: 48417 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to K*****5 for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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Daguerreotype, 1/6 Plate, Stoic Young Man3283 - Daguerreotype, 1/6 Plate, Stoic Young Man
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very clear and sharp image! A few small chips on front cover. Very nice condition. State: City: HWAC#: 48416 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******i for (80.00 + 19.20) = 99.20
 
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Daguerreotype, 1/9 Plate, Lady with Gold Necklace3284 - Daguerreotype, 1/9 Plate, Lady with Gold Necklace
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hand colored gold on necklace. Excellent condition! State: City: HWAC#: 48415 Date:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c*********p for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Musician Photographs3285 - Musician Photographs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 photographs total of Dude Martin and his Round-Up Gang and a group photo of Al Pearce, Edna O'Keefe, Cal Pearce, Jean Clarimoux, Norman Nielse...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3286 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 0.00
 
 
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C of F of A Panorama (Early Ecology Group)3287 - C of F of A Panorama (Early Ecology Group)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
C of F of A (Companions Of The Forest Of America) Sociability, Sincerity, & Constancy. 34". State: City: HWAC#: 48437 Date:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Fancy Piano Stool3288 - Fancy Piano Stool
Holabird Western Americana Collections
18". Fringed, needlepoint piano stool. Padding has become uneven with use. Additional shipping charges may be required. State: City: HWA...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Green River Fossil Fish3289 - Green River Fossil Fish
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Green River fossil fish-two fish, part of third--3" x 3" piece os shale. Rocks of the Green River Formation contain a story of what the en...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to b********1 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Meeting Hall Commemorative Sign3290 - Meeting Hall Commemorative Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An inlaid metal commemorative sign previously on the side of a meeting hall built with the appropriations of congressmen. Reads as follows, "M...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Olympic Discus3291 - Olympic Discus
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Marked with the sticker “As Used in the Olympic Games, Official, Made in Sweden”. “USO” punched into both sides. “made for Becontxx, Inc”. Additional
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Collector's Lot3292 - Collector's Lot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 pieces. The best is the sterling silver gold pan with gold showing in the pan. Also miniature sterling silver long flask initialed 'F', M...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to c*********p for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Three Unique Metal Cases3293 - Three Unique Metal Cases
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A metal case with a perfume bottle inside. Round, about two inches in diameter. Two cases that open with locket picture frames inside. Quaint and beau
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to r********a.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Antique Padlock3294 - Antique Padlock
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An antique padlock from the 1800's in good condition. It is a home-made piece that appears to have originated west of the Rockies. Could be use...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p***p for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Collection of Color Advertising Cards for Singer Manufacturing Co. (sewing machines)3295 - Collection of Color Advertising Cards for Singer Manufacturing Co. (sewing machines)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
39 cards depicting color illustrations of people around the world with Singer sewing machines. Reverse of each card describes the location/scene and a
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Pictorial Advertising Cards3296 - Pictorial Advertising Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twenty-one. One fold out card - Buckingham's Dye. Others include Brown's shoes, Gordon & Dilworth Salad Dressing, John Kelly Shoe...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Early Eastern Calendar Collection3297 - Early Eastern Calendar Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 10 eastern calendars from various places and with various themes including the Waterloo Wagon Company, New York (1908); the George S.
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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