Great Americana Pow-Wow Auction (August 2020)

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We sincerely hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

This auction marks the best material we've offered in a hot August sale in many years. The variety is outstanding, as is the quality of goods offered.

A glimpse at the many categories: Native American turquoise and silver jewelry, including the best squash blossom necklace we've ever seen, baskets, Kachinas, and rugs; California token collection; Fauver American and foreign counters and tokens; rare whiskey bottles; Masonic California token; beautiful drugstore carved wood frontispiece; Nevada rare documents; major pinback collection; baseball and boxing collectibles; gold specimens including some from the Goodshaw Mine at Bodie; American and foreign medals; Victorian furniture; fantastic array of western Art; original Buffalo Bill/Pawnee Bill posters; Large ore cars and incline cars from a major Nevada City mine; Dynamite and candle boxes; American souvenir plate collection (c1900-1920); music collectibles; toys and toy trains; postcard collections, directories, maps; railroad pass collection and references; antique firearms; badges; mining & railroad stocks; US coins; token dies; a rockshop section, mining artifacts and much more.

There is truly something for everybody!

Don't forget us when its time to sell. We average about 5000 registered bidders per sale, probably the most in America for an Americana sale! With buyers all over the globe, we get to everybody. We are always after great collections! ~Fred Holabird~

Auction Schedule

Day 1, August 27th, 2020:
Art (1001-1093)
Native Americana (1094-1325)
General Americana Part I (1326-1595)
Sports (1596-1604)
Toys (1605-1651)

Day 2, August 28th, 2020:
Philatelic - Postal History (2000-2087)
General Americana Part II (2088-2599)
Firearms & Weapons(2600-2624)

Day 3, August 29th, 2020:
Stocks & Bonds (3000-3125)
Numismatics (3126-3416)
Tokens (3417-3634)

Day 4, August 30th, 2020:
Minerals (4000-4042)
Mining (4043-4320)
Bargains & Dealer Specials PART I (4321-4611)

Day 5, August 31st, 2020:
Bargains & Dealer Specials PART II (5000-5641)

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Gutenberg Medal  (121419)3348 - Gutenberg Medal (121419)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Homenaje / Gutenberg / (portrait) // Vo. Cenzenario / Buenos Aires / 24 Junio 1900. Br. rd., 37 mm. Date: 1900 Country if not USA: State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****5 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Hard Times Tokens  (119857)3349 - Hard Times Tokens (119857)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten Hard Times tokens. Low 8 (VF); Low 19 (XF); Low 34 (F); Low 48 (EF); Low 51 (VG-F); Low 86 (F-VF); Low 97 (F); Low 98 (F-VF);Low 107(VF);
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Heraldic Art Silver Medal Collection  (119897)3350 - Heraldic Art Silver Medal Collection (119897)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight silver commemoratives from the Heraldic Art Co. of Cleveland. Arctic Pioneer; 1962 Girl Scouts (2); 1960 Boy Scouts; 1966 Transatlantic T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to q******s for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Hoyle Card Playing Tokens  (120137)3351 - Hoyle Card Playing Tokens (120137)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight tokens made by the man who wrote the book on the rules of cards. "According to Hoyle" has become an aphorism for playing by t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Israel/Palestine Token and Medal Collection  (119870)3352 - Israel/Palestine Token and Medal Collection (119870)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven tokens medals and one pinback medal from Israel and Palestine. Two from the American Israel Numismatic Assocition. Ex. Fauver Collecti
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d********e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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John Fremont Counter  (119891)3353 - John Fremont Counter (119891)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: J. Fremont / Born Jan. 21, 1813 / portrait; rev.: Our Country / (eagle). Rd., br., 22 mm, holed. Rare political token. Date: Country if not
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*******x for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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John Paul Jones Counter  (119886)3354 - John Paul Jones Counter (119886)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold plated $10 sized counter with portrait of John Paul Jones. 26 mm. Date: Country if not USA: State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver C
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Kettle Copy of 1803 U.S. $2 1/2 Gold Piece Counter  (121438)3355 - Kettle Copy of 1803 U.S. $2 1/2 Gold Piece Counter (121438)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Liberty / (bust) / 1803 Kettle; Rev.: United States of America / Eagle, Shield and Stars. Br., rd., 20 mm. There were no 1803 Quarter Eagles iss
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to J*******2 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Lincoln Medals  (119879)3356 - Lincoln Medals (119879)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five portrait medals of Abraham Lincoln, 20 mm each. Date: Country if not USA: State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******x for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Lincoln Medals  (121475)3357 - Lincoln Medals (121475)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three Lincoln medals, Br., rd., holed, 13 mm. Bust of Lincoln / 1809. Date: Country if not USA: State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fau
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******x for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Magic Token  (121352)3358 - Magic Token (121352)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Irregular bronze token with "Dear / Tan Guey " and numerous exotic symbols around the perimeter. 33 mm. Date: Country if not USA: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to n*******e for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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McKinley/Roosevelt Medals  (119882)3359 - McKinley/Roosevelt Medals (119882)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
McKinley button stud; 1900 Indian Head elongated penny with Theodore Roosevelt; Roosevelt Memorial Association medal. Date: Country if not USA:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*******x for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Mexican Medals  (121428)3360 - Mexican Medals (121428)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) Guatimoc / "A" / 1911 / Moise S. F. // (pictorial coffe plant). Br., rd., 31 mm. 2) Sociedad Benito Juarez De Auxilios / F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********s for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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New York City Hall $2 1/2 Counters  (120147)3361 - New York City Hall $2 1/2 Counters (120147)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gem uncirculated. Lot of two counters with New York City Hall obverse. One has "Jeton" reverse, the other Theodor Bollenhagen, & Com. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to n*******e for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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New York City Hall $5 Counters  (121450)3362 - New York City Hall $5 Counters (121450)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three spiel markes with the New York City hall on obverse. 1 & 2) Strassburger & Nuhn / Corner Maiden Lane / & William Street / ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to J*******2 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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New York City Hall Counters Type Set  (120148)3363 - New York City Hall Counters Type Set (120148)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten counters with New York City Hall obverse, and various reverses: Jeton, Spiel Marke, Eagle, blank, city hall, Bollenger & Co. Date: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to S***1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Nixon/Agnew Inauguration Medals (2)  (101728)3364 - Nixon/Agnew Inauguration Medals (2) (101728)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 different Franklin Mint medals in original boxes. 68 and 70mm, bronze proof and traditional finish Date: 1973 Country if not USA: State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Not One Cent Counter  (121457)3365 - Not One Cent Counter (121457)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Liberty head / 1855; Rev.; Not / One / Cent / But Just As Good; Br. rd. 28 mm. Date: Country if not USA: State: City: Provenance: Be
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to n*******e for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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Not One Cent Counters  (120123)3366 - Not One Cent Counters (120123)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six: five are Liberty Head dated 1855 obverse, Not / One / Cent / But Just As Good, reverse. One has the Not One Cent side but is uniface. All
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to n*******e for (85.00 + 18.70) x 1 = 103.70
 
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Numeral Counters of Different Denominations  (120120)3367 - Numeral Counters of Different Denominations (120120)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven counters with numerical denominations inside a ring of stars. Two 2.50, two 5, two 10, one 20. Two have identical reverse, the others are
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Numerical Counters  (120121)3368 - Numerical Counters (120121)
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Numbers inside of wreath. Four pieces: 5 (22 mm), 10 ( 20 mm), 20 (21 mm) & 25 (24 mm). Date: Country if not USA: State: City: Provena...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Peace Medal  (121420)3369 - Peace Medal (121420)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Uncirculated. Obv.: Peace Commerce & Plenty / (pictorial sailing ships and peace dove); Rev.: Preliminaries of Peace / Between / Great Britain a...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pictorial Pool Token  (121351)3370 - Pictorial Pool Token (121351)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unknown U.S. pictorial token with crossed pool cues, pool balls, and an "S" on one side, and 2 1/2 and an "S" on the reverse. Rd...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****5 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Pictorial Spiel Marke Collection  (121443)3371 - Pictorial Spiel Marke Collection (121443)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18 spiel marke counters featuring pictorial animals (elephants, frogs, rabbits, horses, swans) and pictorial places: Eiffel Tower, windmill. D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Pony Express Centennial Silver Medal  (119899)3372 - Pony Express Centennial Silver Medal (119899)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Pony Express Centennial / (horse and rider) / 1960; Rev.: Sacramento - St. Joseph / 1966 mi. / 10 days. Rd., silver, 31 mm, Unc. Date: 1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*****4 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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President Grant Counter  (119890)3373 - President Grant Counter (119890)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Ulysses S. Grant / (portrait); Rev.: Struck and Distributed In The Municipal Parade / By The Employees of the U.S. Mint / Phila. Dec. 16, 1879.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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President Jimmy Carter Peanut Money  (119892)3374 - President Jimmy Carter Peanut Money (119892)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight medals with the theme of "E Pluribus Peanut" from Plains, Georgia, dated 1976. One dated 1980 notes that a Carter dollar is ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*******x for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Presidential Medals: Johnson, Nixon, Ford  (119881)3375 - Presidential Medals: Johnson, Nixon, Ford (119881)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: two silver Gerald Ford, one silver L. B. Johnson, one 1973 Nixon inauguration (silver?) Date: Country if not USA: State: City: P
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******x for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Queen Victoria Counters  (121437)3376 - Queen Victoria Counters (121437)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four counters with Queen Victoria on the obverse, and playing cards on the reverse. One dated 1876. Also a Republique Francaise bust with play
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Racketeer Nickel Jewelry Piece  (121343)3377 - Racketeer Nickel Jewelry Piece (121343)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Holed replica of an 1883 Liberty Head nickel gold plated to insinuate a $5 gold piece. A jewelry piece, not a coin. Date: Country if not USA: Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to D**********6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Radiant Eagle Counter Collection  (121473)3378 - Radiant Eagle Counter Collection (121473)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of 19 "radiant eagle" counters. Two $50 size, Eagles 2100 & 2105. Six $5 size: Eagle 2040/2005; Eagle 2040/2010; Eagle 2051...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to n*******e for (85.00 + 18.70) x 1 = 103.70
 
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Railroad Train Counter Collection  (119869)3379 - Railroad Train Counter Collection (119869)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine different spiel markes with locomotives, ranging in size from $1-5 size. None are common, most were one of a kind in the Fauver Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to S*****3 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Rare Book, "Indian Peace Medals in American History"  (118932)3380 - Rare Book, "Indian Peace Medals in American History" (118932)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare book, "Indian Peace Medals in American History," hardcover with jacket, by Francis Paul Prucha, 186 pages, with illustrations, copyri...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to R********n for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Rare Counter with Nine Cards Each Side  (120146)3381 - Rare Counter with Nine Cards Each Side (120146)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine playing cards on each side of this counter. Br., rd., 30 mm. Nines is a trick-taking game played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards. Nine
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Rare Mini Coin Collection  (121337)3382 - Rare Mini Coin Collection (121337)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Phenomenal collection of 17 brass, copper, silver plate and gold plate miniature U.S. Coins. Several have the word "counter" on the obvers...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Samson Cordage Works Medal  (121415)3383 - Samson Cordage Works Medal (121415)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their founding in Massachucetts by J. P. Tolman, graduate of the first class of MIT, this 24 mm silver medal feat
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Shell Card $10 Counters  (121464)3384 - Shell Card $10 Counters (121464)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extremely rare imitation U.S. $10 gold in brass and bronze. One holed, 26 mm. Date: Country if not USA: State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fa
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Signed Lauer George Washington Counter  (121470)3385 - Signed Lauer George Washington Counter (121470)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare, R-8. Lauer's name appears below Georgio Washington's bust. Wreath reverse. Br., rd., 30 mm. Ludwig Christian Lauer was a medal m...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Storecard Gaming $20 Counters  (121333)3386 - Storecard Gaming $20 Counters (121333)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three, all with same die Indian chief obverse by Childs. Reverses: 1) Western Amesbury Line; Pontiac, Mich.; 2) S.D. Childs & Co.; Chica...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 260.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*o for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Taft/Hoover Medals  (119880)3387 - Taft/Hoover Medals (119880)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: Taft fob; 1909 Taft Inauguration medal (holed); 1911 Taft Dedication medal; Hoover lapel pin. Date: Country if not USA: State: Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*******x for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Three $50 Counters  (121448)3388 - Three $50 Counters (121448)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three examples: 1) Liberty Head and stars, uniface; Al, holed, 38 mm; 2) California Token / eagle // clipper ship / American flag / 1849; Br.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Three and Four Card Counters  (121426)3389 - Three and Four Card Counters (121426)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve tokens. Nine in the shape of suits: 2 clubs, 2 diamonds, 2 hearts, 3 spades. Three 3 card tokens: one snail, one fish reverse, one with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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U.S. Coin Look Alike Counter Collection  (121459)3390 - U.S. Coin Look Alike Counter Collection (121459)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven spiel markes resembling U.S. coinage. Two marked "jeton" have the seated liberty obverse and eagle reverse to look like seat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n*******e for (70.00 + 15.40) x 1 = 85.40
 
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United States Coast Survey Medal  (119779)3391 - United States Coast Survey Medal (119779)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Provenance: Lot 1720 of the Kessler- Spangenberger Public Auction Sale, April 28-29, 1981, New York City. Obv.: For / Gallantry / And Humanity / Dec.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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William Jennings Bryan 16 to 1 Tokens  (119893)3392 - William Jennings Bryan 16 to 1 Tokens (119893)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven pieces from the "free coinage" campaign of Williams Jennings Bryan in 1896 and later proposing a ratio of 16 to 1 price for s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Windsor Castle Shell Case For Tokens  (121418)3393 - Windsor Castle Shell Case For Tokens (121418)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Metal case with Windsor Castle on obverse, royal crest on reverse. 24 mm. Date: Country if not USA: State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauv
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9***6 for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Wooden Nickel Collection  (121776)3394 - Wooden Nickel Collection (121776)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An enormous lot of over 300 wooden nickels covering business, services and advertising from as far away as Guam. Included are GF a drink at a tavern i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to q******s for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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N. C. Folger Store Cards ($10 Counters)  (121386)3395 - N. C. Folger Store Cards ($10 Counters) (121386)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven store cards N. C. Folger Clothing Co. with Eagle reverses of the $10 gold piece size. Obv.: Clothing Store / Youth Boys / Children...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to J*******2 for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Grand Rapids Store Cards  (121383)3396 - Grand Rapids Store Cards (121383)
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Daniel Ball & Co.; Foster & Parry. Br. rd., 27 mm. Date: Country if not USA: State: Michigan City: Grand Rapids Provenance: Benjamin...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Ford Automotive Medals  (119874)3397 - Ford Automotive Medals (119874)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: 1) 1935 San Diego; 2) 1933 Thirty Years of Progress (HK 465); 3 & 4) 1953 50 Years Forward on the American Road. Ex. Fauver Collect...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6*******d for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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