Holabird's Americana Holiday (Special Timed Auction) (December 2022)

Auction Details

Welcome to our special end-of-the-year timed auction!

Yes, this sale is different from our normal catalog sales. You can bid starting right now and until the item comes up on Saturday or Sunday. There won't be a live audio/video feed since there won't be an auctioneer/podium.

PLEASE NOTE: To get the bidding going, we have already lowered opening prices on EVERY lot in this sale! The prices WILL NOT be dropped again.

The items are a mix of old and new items. For the old items, this may be your last chance to buy it before it goes home--so don't miss the opportunity if you're interested. There is also a lot of new material in here, especially the second session that has a great new batch of postcards from the Ken Prag Collection.

Within the old and the new items, there are some FANTASTIC and RARE pieces in this sale. Many categories are represented, including railroad and steamer passes, rare California and Nevada mining stocks, coins and tokens, jewelry, checks, billheads, covers, postcards, and more. Be sure to click through the whole auction!

This special event is being hosted exclusively on iCollector, our preferred auction platform. We like to say that the "i" in iCollector must stand for "intelligent" because the platform is so well-designed and easy-to-use for both bidders and auctioneers! If this is your first time using them, we think you'll really enjoy the experience.

If you have any questions or need help placing an absentee bid, please call our office at 775-851-1859

Everyone at Holabird's wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!

And stay tuned because some very exciting items are coming to the collecting market in 2023!

--The Holabird Team--

--Holabird's Americana Holiday Auction--
A Special Two-Day Timed Auction Event Hosted Exclusively on iCollector, Our Preferred Auction Platform.

Featuring Both Old & New Items from the Gary Bracken Collection, Ken Prag Collection, Stuart MacKenzie Collection, & Others

~Over 1,300 Lots~

*Railroadiana *Numismatics *Mining *General Americana *Stocks *Philatelic


Full Auction Schedule

Session 1, Saturday, December 17th, 2022, Lots 1000-1647
Transportation (1000-1047)
Mining (1048-1103)
Stocks (1103-1178)
Numismatics (1179-1268)
Currency & Scrip
Coins & Medals
Tokens
General Americana (1269-1594)
Geo. Sort
Misc. Categories: Jewelry, Sports, Militaria, Etc.
Philatelic Part I: Stamps and Covers (1595-1647)

Session 2, Sunday, December 18th, 2022, Lots 2000-2670
Philatelic Part II: Postcards (2000-2670)
Geo. Sort
Misc. Categories
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New London & Long Island Steamboat Company Pass [134689]1000 - New London & Long Island Steamboat Company Pass [134689]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pass for 1891 issued to WE Pearson of the Boston & Portsmouth Steamboat Company. Signed by E. Morgan, secretary. Two punch holes, paper residue ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Casco Bay Steamboat Company Annual Pass [134733]1001 - Casco Bay Steamboat Company Annual Pass [134733]
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Pass no. 645, issued for 1900 to Mitchell, superintendent of the Georges Valley Railroad. Preprinted signature of general manager CWT Goding. Green pr
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Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Boston & Bangor Steamship Company Annual Pass [134725]1002 - Boston & Bangor Steamship Company Annual Pass [134725]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Low pass no. 6, issued for 1887 to FH Odiorne, director of the company. Preprinted signature of the general manager. Black and red print with steamshi
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Boston & Gloucester Steamboat Co. Annual Pass [134736]1003 - Boston & Gloucester Steamboat Co. Annual Pass [134736]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pass no. 56, issued for 1892 to Pearson, president of Boston & Portsmouth Steamship Company. Preprinted signature of agent ES Merchant. Logo inc...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Boston Related Steamboat Passes (3) [130497]1004 - Boston Related Steamboat Passes (3) [130497]
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1) Boston and Gloucester Steamboat. 1891. Two holes; 2) Boston & Provincetown S. S. Co. 1892. # 14; 3) River Packet Co. of Bisbee and Warrior. H...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Boston, Lynn & Salem Steamship Company Annual Pass [134732]1005 - Boston, Lynn & Salem Steamship Company Annual Pass [134732]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Steamer "Watertown." Pass no. 122, issued for the 1892 season to WE Pearson of the Boston & Portsmouth Steamship Company. Signed by ge...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Melville Garden, Downer Landing Annual Pass (Steamer) [134701]1006 - Melville Garden, Downer Landing Annual Pass (Steamer) [134701]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pass issued for 1893 season to WE Pearson & Family. Signed by someone for the company (illegible). Red and dark green print on cardstock. Toning...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Winthrop Steamboat Company Annual Pass [134679]1007 - Winthrop Steamboat Company Annual Pass [134679]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 98, issued for 1893 to Capt. WE Pearson of the Boston & Portsmouth Steamboat Company. Signed by treasurer Willard M. Bacon. Reverse blank. P...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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New York Steamship Company Annual Pass [134693]1008 - New York Steamship Company Annual Pass [134693]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pass no. 519, issued for 1891 to William E. Pearson, president of the Boston & Portsmouth Steamship Company. Preprinted signature of the general...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Company Pass [134699]1009 - New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Company Pass [134699]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Ward Line." Pass no. 258, issued for 1891 to HS McCullock, commercial agent for Mexican Railway. Preprinted signature of president Henry ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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New York & Texas Steamship Pass [151349]1010 - New York & Texas Steamship Pass [151349]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1898 pass with port hole and ship vignette. New York to Galveston. Formed in 1860s. Date: Country (if not USA): State: New York City: Provenan
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Continental Steam Boat Company Pass [151347]1011 - Continental Steam Boat Company Pass [151347]
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1893 pass, aqua background with red date. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Rhode Island City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold to D*B for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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North Shore Line, Consolidation Steamboat Company Pass [151338]1012 - North Shore Line, Consolidation Steamboat Company Pass [151338]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1891 pass with red date. Some streaking on front. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Ohio River Line Pass [151348]1013 - Ohio River Line Pass [151348]
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1893 pass with orange steamer vignette. Chip and small hole, adhesive thinning on reverse. Please inspect. Date: Country (if not USA): State: C
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry Pass [155124]1014 - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry Pass [155124]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1917 Yucca AZ to Needles, CA special pass. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Chicago & Great Southern Railway Proof Pass [134694]1015 - Chicago & Great Southern Railway Proof Pass [134694]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Proof pass. Ornate design with locomotive vignette. Hosford & Sons, printers. Hole punched. Printed on thin paper. In the 1880s the Chicago and ...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad Proof Pass [134741]1016 - Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad Proof Pass [134741]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"and Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis Railroad." Proof pass for 1885. Small circular vignette of locomotive. Printed on thin paper b...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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St. Louis & San Francisco Railway Annual Pass [134680]1017 - St. Louis & San Francisco Railway Annual Pass [134680]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early pass for this railroad. No. 1464, issued to Dj Flanders, GPA for Boston & Maine Railroad. Preprinted signature of 2nd Vice President HL Mo...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Missouri Pacific Railway Company Annual Pass [134705]1018 - Missouri Pacific Railway Company Annual Pass [134705]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pass no. A3142, issued for 1891 to WB Bevill, general passenger agent for N&WRR. Preprinted signature of first vice president Clark. Countersign...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Concord Railroad Annual Pass [134724]1019 - Concord Railroad Annual Pass [134724]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pass no. C20, issued for 1883 to Louis Hasbrook, attorney for Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad. Signed by superintendent HE Chamberlain. Bla...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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The Hollenden Hotel Pass [134744]1020 - The Hollenden Hotel Pass [134744]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual pass from a large railroad and steamer collection. This pass is issued to HH Wheeler for 1891, giving him 50cents a day discount on rooms in t
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Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to w**********r for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. Annual Passes [134773]1021 - Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. Annual Passes [134773]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. / Southern Pacific Lines in Oregon. Passes issued in 1905 and 1908, printed on cardstock. Signed by t...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to t********f for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Oregon Railroad Passes (2), 1910-11 [140214]1022 - Oregon Railroad Passes (2), 1910-11 [140214]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two railroad passes for the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. Southern Pacific Lines in Oregon. Issued in 1910 and 1911. The 1910 one was issued to M
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Montour Railroad Company Annual Pass [134682]1023 - Montour Railroad Company Annual Pass [134682]
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Pass issued for 1888 to GR Creighton. Signed by GPA LM Jenkins. Printed on green cardstock with black print and red date underprint. Reverse has small
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Great Northern Railway Company Passes [134432]1024 - Great Northern Railway Company Passes [134432]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. Included: 1922 Trip Pass issued in St. Paul; 1924 pass to Chas. D. Greenfield; and 1960-62 pass to Donald Becker. Ran from Saint P
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Estimate : 20.00 - 80.00
Sold to t********f for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Three Different Railroad Passes [134434]1025 - Three Different Railroad Passes [134434]
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Lot of 3 different. 1) Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. 1926. 2) Chicago Great Western Railroad Company. 1926. 3) Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul &am...
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Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
Sold to d*******r for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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American Express Company Personal and Family Pass [130523]1026 - American Express Company Personal and Family Pass [130523]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
American Express Company will Transport Free of Charge Personal and Family packages of / 1892 / Mr. Frank Rogers . No. 2664. Light red ink, 4 x 2 1/2
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m****y for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Ephemera [144704]1027 - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Ephemera [144704]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. Includes: very rare booklet of Good For Paper Tokens, c.1918, trips between Grass Valley & Union Hill; unissued annual passes, 1919 a...
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Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6******n for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Sierra Railway Co. of California Fob [156785]1028 - Sierra Railway Co. of California Fob [156785]
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Brass fob imprinted Sierra Ry. co. / Of Cal. /168. 42 x 67 mm. Reverse stamped C. A. Klinkner & Co. / San Francisco. Located in the Gold Rush to...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******1 for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Colorado Railroad Fob Collection, 10 [152091]1029 - Colorado Railroad Fob Collection, 10 [152091]
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10 metal Colorado railroad metal fobs. White metal band-21762C. & S RY Windsor Colo. Copper-round KOKMO, rectangle D & S 2. Brass-round, Den...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to d*******r for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Pike's Peak Route Views (3); c. 1890s [153550]1030 - Pike's Peak Route Views (3); c. 1890s [153550]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three photographs of the Pike's Peak Route in Colorado, produced by W.E. Hook Wholesale Views Co., c. 1890s. These three photographs show the Pi...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rare North Missouri Railway Map [154431]1031 - Rare North Missouri Railway Map [154431]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Map Showing the North Missouri Railway Branches, Extensions, Connections, Etc. Drawn and engraved by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 172 Williams S...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Nebraska Railroad Handbill 1882.  [157869]1032 - Nebraska Railroad Handbill 1882. [157869]
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Railroad handbill/broadside announcing new route from Denver to Chicago and land for sale on the way. 5.5x8.5". Date: Country (if not USA): ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Annual Report of the Nevada Northern Railway Co.; 1916 [153579]1033 - Annual Report of the Nevada Northern Railway Co.; 1916 [153579]
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Annual Report of the Nevada Northern Railway Company to the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada for the Year Ending June 30, 1916. This report s
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Annual Report of the V & T Railway; 1915 [153578]1034 - Annual Report of the V & T Railway; 1915 [153578]
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Annual Report of the Virginia & Truckee Railway to the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada for the Year Ending June 30, 1915. This report ...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8****D for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Virginia & Truckee Railroad Paymaster's Payroll [144484]1035 - Virginia & Truckee Railroad Paymaster's Payroll [144484]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued for section 2 in August of 1895. That section included payments to Reno, Franktown, Lakeview and Carson. Each station included one foreman and
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Tintypes of Railroad Employees [134184]1036 - Tintypes of Railroad Employees [134184]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) One shows a man sitting down in uniform, with "LIRR" visible on his shoulder. We believe this to be Long Island Rai...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Lorain Street Railway Badge [156793]1037 - Lorain Street Railway Badge [156793]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 56 on the Lorain Street Railway Company. White metal with brass numbers, pinback, 45 mm. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Ohio City: L
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********e for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Banknote Company Railroad Proof Vignettes [151346]1038 - Banknote Company Railroad Proof Vignettes [151346]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 75 proof vignettes, many with railroad themes. Locomotives, terminals and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Pennsylvania City: Phi
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Texas Railroad Check Collection [134413]1039 - Texas Railroad Check Collection [134413]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14. Includes: Forth Worth & Denver City Railway Co. (1910-11); St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway ( 1910); Gulf, Colorado & ...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 120.00
Sold to L********n.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Railroad Lock Key (1) from Rayonier Inc (WA - Timber) [138241]1040 - Railroad Lock Key (1) from Rayonier Inc (WA - Timber) [138241]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
ID Mark: R.I.RR (Rayonier Inc RR) (Washington state lumber co) Date: Country (if not USA): State: Washington City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Central Pacific RR Business Letters - 2 pcs [147785]1041 - Central Pacific RR Business Letters - 2 pcs [147785]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Central Pacific Railroad Business Letters (2): 1) Letter sent to satellite branch discussing a new method of recording sales information Signed by T.
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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GN RR Hat Badge and UP Luggage tag [159019]1042 - GN RR Hat Badge and UP Luggage tag [159019]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White metal G.N.RY./Brakeman hat badge 1.25x4". Brass luggage tag Union/Pacific/Railroad/208 1.25x1". Date: Country (if not USA): Sta...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to f********a.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Great Lakes Railroad Check Collection [148552]1043 - Great Lakes Railroad Check Collection [148552]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 70 checks drawn on railroad accounts, most addressed to businesses in Montana. Great Northern Railway; Duluth, Rainy Lake and Winnipeg Rai
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Estimate : 150.00 - 600.00
Sold to L********n.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Southern Railroad Check Collection [148554]1044 - Southern Railroad Check Collection [148554]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 40 checks drawn on Southern Railroad accounts all doing business with Montana merchants. Southern Railway; Nashville, Chattanooga &...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to L********n.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Miscellaneous US & Canadian Railroad Checks [134418]1045 - Miscellaneous US & Canadian Railroad Checks [134418]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18. 1) Canadian: Intercolonial Railway of Canada (1910); Canadian Southern Line (1898); and Canadian Northern Ontario Railway (1910). 2) US: At
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Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to L********n.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Midwest and Eastern Railroad Ephemera [156015]1046 - Midwest and Eastern Railroad Ephemera [156015]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 50 assorted Midwest and Eastern railroad ephemera items. Pullman Co. fare checks, Great Northern Ry. checks, Lake Shore & Michigan Souther...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to L********n.. for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Railroad Letterheads, 10 [151269]1047 - Railroad Letterheads, 10 [151269]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 railroad letterheads c. 1875-1917. 2x Erie Railroad, Jay Street Terminal, 2x Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern RR, Brooklyn Rapid Transit, Nort...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Cariboo Gold Mining Ephemera [130474]1048 - Cariboo Gold Mining Ephemera [130474]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ephemera related to gold mining companies in the Cariboo Lode in British Columbia, Canada including the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Co., the Cariboo-Hu
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 6*****b for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Alaska Klondike Co-op Mining Expedition Letter from JW Uppercu [154962]1049 - Alaska Klondike Co-op Mining Expedition Letter from JW Uppercu [154962]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Alaska Klondike Co-op Mining Expedition, 1897, invitation to next general meeting in Philadelphia. Uppercu was accused of embezzling $1800 from First
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to u******i for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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