Great Americana Pow-Wow Auction (August 2020)

Auction Details

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)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. Shipping and handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing as it is based on the size and weight of your purchase. Additional shipping and handling costs, if required, will be re-invoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and size.SH...
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Bucket Elevator "Link-Belt"  (118222)4150 - Bucket Elevator "Link-Belt" (118222)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Part of a system to haul buckets in an underground mine. Includes the heavy links and attachments. FOB Hawthorne (At the time the catalog went to pres
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to S*****8 for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Carbide Can Ore Buckets  (119439)4151 - Carbide Can Ore Buckets (119439)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One stands 20" tall and the other 17.5" tall. FOB Hawthorne (At the time the catalog went to press the item was still in Hawthorne. It is...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*****y for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Central Pacific Rails  (119470)4152 - Central Pacific Rails (119470)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pieces of C. P. Rail, 1881 clearly marked. Found at the Liberty Mine approximately 45 miles northeast of Tonopah. FOB Hawthorne (At the time the c
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Cochise #40 Drifter Drill and Stand (includes tripod)  (118224)4153 - Cochise #40 Drifter Drill and Stand (includes tripod) (118224)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Drifter Drill is on a swivel stand and ready to attach to its 7' x 4" column. A drifter drill or drifter is a hydraulic or pneumatic r...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to S*****8 for (1,000.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,220.00
 
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Dupont Explosive Wood Boxes (3)  (122153)4154 - Dupont Explosive Wood Boxes (3) (122153)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes Red Cross Extra Dynamite, Gelex No. 3, and a Special Gelex - all tongue in groove construction. Date: Country if not USA: State: Nevada
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s******B for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Lot Withdrawn4155 - Lot Withdrawn
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Giant Powder Boxes (5)  (122154)4156 - Giant Powder Boxes (5) (122154)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four wooden Giant Powder boxes with tongue-and-groove construction and one cardboard box. 1920, 1922, 1926, 1956 Date: 1920 - 1956 Country if not U
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Group of Powder Box Ends  (122152)4157 - Group of Powder Box Ends (122152)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twelve partial explosive boxes, good California Powder Works box. Labels pieces include Hercules, Apache, Giant, and Atlas. Some box ends marked with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********t for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Hand Windlass  (118230)4158 - Hand Windlass (118230)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This two handed windlass was most likely used in a small mine. It could be used to take people and ore into and out of the mine shaft. Barrel is about
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Hand Windlass  (119463)4159 - Hand Windlass (119463)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This two handed windlass was most likely used in a small mine. It could be used to take people and ore into and out of the mine shaft. Barrel is about
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Hercules Powder Boxes (4 Different)  (122156)4160 - Hercules Powder Boxes (4 Different) (122156)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
50-pound Hercules Gelatin Extra LE 40%, with dovetailed corners; 50-pound Hercules Gelatin 40%, with dovetail corners; Hercules Gelamite XX 45%, with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to S*****8 for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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Mercury Flasks (2)  (122022)4161 - Mercury Flasks (2) (122022)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two mercury flasks, each different and more modern than the three-flask lot. Date: Country if not USA: State: Nevada City: Provenance: Candel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******a for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Mine Car Rail  (122007)4162 - Mine Car Rail (122007)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four 10-foot lengths of mine car rails and no ties. Date: Country if not USA: State: Nevada City: Provenance: Candelaria/Rawhide/Bodie Area M
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mine Car Rail & Ties  (122006)4163 - Mine Car Rail & Ties (122006)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two 20-foot lengths of mine car rail and 6 cross ties. Date: Country if not USA: State: Nevada City: Provenance: Candelaria/Rawhide/Bodie Are
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mine Car Rail & Ties  (122005)4164 - Mine Car Rail & Ties (122005)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two 20-foot lengths of mine car rail and 6 cross ties. Date: Country if not USA: State: Nevada City: Provenance: Candelaria/Rawhide/Bodie Are
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Miners Spoons (3)  (122160)4165 - Miners Spoons (3) (122160)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Used for cleaning out drill hole, prior to placing powder. Commonly referred to as powder spoons, even though they did not have any powder directly as
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to s******B for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Mule Pack Saddle Frames (2 each ) and Pair of Metal Equipment Hangers (121735)4166 - Mule Pack Saddle Frames (2 each ) and Pair of Metal Equipment Hangers (121735)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two wood mule pack saddle frames and one pair of metal equipment hangers. Used to place over mules to carry supplies and ore. Rare Nevada mining arti
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f*****y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Oil Barrel  (121730)4167 - Oil Barrel (121730)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miners would sometimes convert these large barrels to buckets to carry ore. Clearly listed as 1902. Some of these items are heavy or large and will r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to M*****r for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Old Wheel Barrows (2)  (119449)4168 - Old Wheel Barrows (2) (119449)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
See photos for description. Some of these items are heavy or large and will require addition cost to mail if not picked up. Date: Country if not US
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g****v for (130.00 + 28.60) x 1 = 158.60
 
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Orange Peel Bucket, Hayward Company of New York  (119446)4169 - Orange Peel Bucket, Hayward Company of New York (119446)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This has a 1 cubic foot capacity or 125 pounds. "Haward Buckets are available in so many sizes and types that it can truthfully be said that th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****8 for (225.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 274.50
 
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Ore Bucket, Bottomless  (121736)4170 - Ore Bucket, Bottomless (121736)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A piece of rusty gold. No bottom, but no one will notice when displayed with contents! Some of these items are heavy or large and will require additio
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****8 for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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Rocking Board and Muller - RARE!  (119447)4171 - Rocking Board and Muller - RARE! (119447)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rocking board is 29" by 35". Pulverizing Plate for Assay Lab. This is a great conversation piece for non-mining people. Just let them try...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to A*****0 for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Sheave Wheel  (121733)4172 - Sheave Wheel (121733)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Sheave Wheel was used in a Drum Hoist. Drum hoists are mounted on concrete slabs within a hoistroom, the hoisting ropes run from the drum, up to the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6********u.. for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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Small John T. Taylor Mold  (119474)4173 - Small John T. Taylor Mold (119474)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This small mold clearly states J. T. & Co. / S. F. Cal. Cast-iron. One handle is broken. This is the type of silver mold that would have been us...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j****G for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Some Old Stamp Mill Parts  (118227)4174 - Some Old Stamp Mill Parts (118227)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six. Includes a cam, shoes, stamps, etc. Some of these items are heavy or large and will require addition cost to mail if not picked up. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****8 for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Stamp Mill Feeder for High Grade Ore  (122164)4175 - Stamp Mill Feeder for High Grade Ore (122164)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stamp mill feed box for high-grade ore, approx. 12 x 12 inches, overall size about 35 inches square. Date: c1900 Country if not USA: State: Nevad
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to S*****8 for (275.00 + 60.50) x 1 = 335.50
 
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Three Ore Track Related Pieces and Two Movable Tract Pieces from an Underground Mine  (119461)4176 - Three Ore Track Related Pieces and Two Movable Tract Pieces from an Underground Mine (119461)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1-3) Two Underground mining wood pieces with notches for tracks. 4-5) The movable track pieces are rather unique. If the ore cart had the need to cha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********t for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Trojan Powder Boxes (4)  (122155)4177 - Trojan Powder Boxes (4) (122155)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Trojan powder boxes, one tongue-in-groove wooden box and 3 cardboard boxes. Date: Country if not USA: State: Nevada City: Provenance: Ca
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Two Almaden Mercury Flasks  (119466)4178 - Two Almaden Mercury Flasks (119466)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One large(12" inches tall) and one smaller (which says New Almaden product of Spain, 10"). From Nevada mining camps. The name refers to t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to c********r.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Two 'Washoe' Picks  (119467)4179 - Two 'Washoe' Picks (119467)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One is an early individually punched version and the other is a more traditional gang punched version. One has a broken handle. Washoe refers to the W
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********1 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN  (119473)4180 - LOT WITHDRAWN (119473)
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Date: Country if not USA: State: Nevada City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wood Bucket using Square Nails  (119469)4181 - Wood Bucket using Square Nails (119469)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pre-1900 bucket attested by the square nails use in construction. FOB Hawthorne (At the time the catalog went to press the item was still in Hawthorne
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to S*****8 for (300.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Wood Tamping Rods (3)  (122162)4182 - Wood Tamping Rods (3) (122162)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three wooden rods, approx. 3 to 5 feet long, used to tamp dynamite into a drill hole. Circa 1880-1990. Date: c1890 Country if not USA: State: Nev
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********t for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Carbide Miners Lamps /  " Superintendent's " / 3 Items  (109581)4183 - Carbide Miners Lamps / " Superintendent's " / 3 Items (109581)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a nice collection of swing handled, belt hooked, and beam hooked combination lamps. Item # 1 of 3: Embossed on the top: " Big Boy"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Miners Candlesticks / 3 Items.  (109577)4184 - Miners Candlesticks / 3 Items. (109577)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item # 1 of 3: 10 1/4" long, miners candlestick . Repaired at the base of the hook, great job. Item # 2 of 3: 9 1/2" long, miners candlest...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Miners Lunch Boxes / 3 Items  (106282)4185 - Miners Lunch Boxes / 3 Items (106282)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a great grouping, of miners lunch boxes. Item # 1 of 3: It is made of aluminum, with a swing arm, and a wooden handle. Plus a smaller handle o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to M********e for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Mining Tools & More / Seven items.  (109585)4186 - Mining Tools & More / Seven items. (109585)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item #1 of 7: Very unusual miners pick . 15 3/4"long head , with 4 sided, Plumb bob points !! Embossed in the center of the head, on front &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Utah Mine NO TRESPASSING Signs  (108243)4187 - Utah Mine NO TRESPASSING Signs (108243)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large NO TRESPASSING signs from Utah mines. See photo for details. One has black lettering on white paint and artfully pierced by numerous bullet
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Mine Rescue Oxygen Breathing Apparatus (4)  (108028)4188 - Mine Rescue Oxygen Breathing Apparatus (4) (108028)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four semi-modern one hour self contained oxygen generating breathing apparatus for escape only. Made by Dragerwerk, Lubeck, Germany. MSHA approved. U
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Miners Lights & Respirators  / 7 Items.  (109587)4189 - Miners Lights & Respirators / 7 Items. (109587)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Items #1-#3 of 7: ( 3) Different colored ( red, yellow & Black ) underground " Wheat" miners lamps. They have about a 50" inch c...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Pocket Geiger Counter  (121141)4190 - Pocket Geiger Counter (121141)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
this is a pocket geiger counter made in the 1950's by El-Tronics. Even though it hasn't been tested, it appears to be in good condition. See...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. Ephemera  (103122)4191 - Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. Ephemera (103122)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of items related to the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co., which operated a gold mining and milling operation on the outskirts of Junea
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Geologic Atlas of the U.S., Bisbee Folio, Arizona (2)  (109500)4192 - Geologic Atlas of the U.S., Bisbee Folio, Arizona (2) (109500)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Bisbee Arizona Folios by F.L. Ransome. Fair condition, some foxing, a few chips out of corner. Please inspect. 18.5" x 22". Date: c1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Arizona Copper Mining Company Maps (2)  (122269)4193 - Arizona Copper Mining Company Maps (2) (122269)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Arkansas & Arizona Copper Company, Jerome, Arizona Map 1915, shows 8 Claims and related property, also shown is adjoining United Verde Copper...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******a for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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U.S.G.S. Arizona Mining Publications (3) Bulletins 397, 582, and 743 -  (116269)4194 - U.S.G.S. Arizona Mining Publications (3) Bulletins 397, 582, and 743 - (116269)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three publications: U.S.G.S Arizona Bulletins for the years 1909, 1915, and 1923 Dept of the Interior, U.S.G.S.: 1) Bulletin 397- Mineral Deposits
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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U.S.G.S. Arizona Mining Publications (4) for the years 1911, 1925, 1926 and 1955  (116265)4195 - U.S.G.S. Arizona Mining Publications (4) for the years 1911, 1925, 1926 and 1955 (116265)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four U.S.G.S. Arizona Mining Publications 1) Bulletin 1027 -F: " Copper Deposits of Part of Helvetia Mining District, Pima County, Ari...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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USGS Arizona Mining Professional Papers (2) and 4 Postcards (6 Items)  (122281)4196 - USGS Arizona Mining Professional Papers (2) and 4 Postcards (6 Items) (122281)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Geology & Ore Deposits of the Bisbee Qudrangle PP 21 By Frederick L. Ransome 1904, 9 x 11.5" hardbound, 29 plates, 3 in pocket, 5 figur...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***1 for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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Bodie, California, Street Map by Brill  (110721)4197 - Bodie, California, Street Map by Brill (110721)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bodie Street Map, by Brill, 1955. About 43 x 35, framed. Murray J. Brill, June 1955, 1 = 5. Shows all existing
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d******a for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Reagent Bottle Group (17  Bottles)  (119454)4198 - Reagent Bottle Group (17 Bottles) (119454)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
With embossed content labels. 5. All with ground glass stoppers. Were in use at Bodie. All Unique. Purchased from Hawthorne High School.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to b**********n for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Butte County Mining Stocks & Rare Ephemera: Cherokee, Forbestown  (107813)4199 - Butte County Mining Stocks & Rare Ephemera: Cherokee, Forbestown (107813)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) Mounted photograph showing two hunters underneath ridge. Back is labelled, "Sugar Loaf, Cherokee, California." 4.5 x 6.5"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********r.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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