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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Elgin Gold Open Face Pocket Watch [150476]1450 - Elgin Gold Open Face Pocket Watch [150476]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elgin gold filled, white enamel dial set with Arabic numerals, with subsidiary seconds dial, in an engine turned case engraved on back. some damage to
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch [150456]1451 - Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch [150456]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elgin Nat'l Watch Co. open face pocket watch, 708664, Patent Pinion. Dueber Silverline Cantonio watch case. Some case wear. Date: c. late 1800...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Standard Watch Co. Pocket Watch [150452]1452 - Standard Watch Co. Pocket Watch [150452]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Standard pocket watch, 20813. Engraved on back "JK". Roman numerals with inset second dial. silver is tarnished. Date: Country (if not ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Gold Etched Case--Ladies  Pocket Watch [150467]1453 - Gold Etched Case--Ladies Pocket Watch [150467]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14K gold exquisitely hand etched case with a floral pattern. Probably early 1900's. The case to this watch is in excellent condition with little...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to f*********e for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Ladies Key-wind Pocket Watch [150457]1454 - Ladies Key-wind Pocket Watch [150457]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique ladies silver engraved case key-wind pocket watch, 71052. Silver enamel open face with gold filigree design. Engraved back. Key included. Dat
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Estimate : 320.00 - 600.00
Sold to f*********e for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Silver Ladies Pocket Watch [150460]1455 - Silver Ladies Pocket Watch [150460]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unbranded small silver ladies open face pocket watch. SBC 37161. Engraved on back--MJH. Tarnished. Date: late 1800's Country (if not USA): S...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to f*********e for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Gold Octagonal Pocket Watch [150475]1456 - Gold Octagonal Pocket Watch [150475]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small gold octagonal pocket watch/pendant. Etched design on edges, face is yellowed, Arabic numerals. No Makers name. watch face--.75". Date: ...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Octagonal Art Deco Gold Watch [150468]1457 - Octagonal Art Deco Gold Watch [150468]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Etched small octagonal gold watch could be a pendant or a pocket watch. Gold face (.75") with Arabic numerals. Not running, but in very good co...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 360.00
 
 
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Pocket Watch, unmarked [150454]1458 - Pocket Watch, unmarked [150454]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Possibly Goliath pocket watch. White enamel dial with large bold roman numerals, no second dial. Open face key wind dial attached to silver fob chain
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Silver Victorian Fob Pocket Watch [150459]1459 - Silver Victorian Fob Pocket Watch [150459]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ladies open face key-wind fob watch (no key). Silver-Argent 0800 JB 21847. Decorative floral design around hands. No hallmark, engraved back, tarnishe
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Start Price : 160.00 | Estimate : 320.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sterling Silver Rings [148595]1460 - Sterling Silver Rings [148595]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two silver rings, one marked .925 the other not. Both with gold tone accents. Sized 7 & 9 1/2. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: ...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to j******g for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Hank Aaron Ex-Mt 1974  New All Time Home Run King Card [157761]1461 - Hank Aaron Ex-Mt 1974 New All Time Home Run King Card [157761]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beckett Grading Services lists this as a 6. Commemorates the amazing feat of beating Babe Ruth's record. Date: Country (if not USA): State...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Home Run Baker 1909 Caramels Baseball Card [157765]1462 - Home Run Baker 1909 Caramels Baseball Card [157765]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
PSA grade 1. 1909-11 T206. Still a hard to find 110 year old card of a Hall of Famer that is priced to sell. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to m****y for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Pete Rose 1969 Topps Card [145883]1463 - Pete Rose 1969 Topps Card [145883]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 120. Last year he led the major leagues with a .335 batting average. (r-5) Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Gary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to R****k for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Roberto Clemente 1962 Baseball Card [157762]1464 - Roberto Clemente 1962 Baseball Card [157762]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
In nice condition (vg or VG-Ex) see photo. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to V********e for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Mickey Mantle 1962 All Star Card [157760]1465 - Mickey Mantle 1962 All Star Card [157760]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Condition VG-Exc. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Mickey Mantle 1962 Baseball Card [157764]1466 - Mickey Mantle 1962 Baseball Card [157764]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Good to Very Good. See corners! Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to s**********8 for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Willie Mays 1962 Baseball Card [157763]1467 - Willie Mays 1962 Baseball Card [157763]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fair condition. See photo and look at corners to see condition. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Jackie Robinson 2011 Relic Card [157766]1468 - Jackie Robinson 2011 Relic Card [157766]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 53 of 99. Certified Game Used Relic. However, in small print, says that game sued jersey can not be associated with any player, team of exact y
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to V********e for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Minor League Baseball Cards (12) [129798]1469 - Minor League Baseball Cards (12) [129798]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 12 minor league player baseball cards issued by Team Best and autographed by each player. Unfortunately, I don't think any of th...
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to V********e for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Topps Players' Cards From 1980's & 2000's (21) [129794]1470 - Topps Players' Cards From 1980's & 2000's (21) [129794]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collection of Tops cards representing some known and not so well known players. Included in this plastic encased selection are Mark Buehrle, Kend
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Topps Stars 'N Steel Baseball Cards [131125]1471 - Topps Stars 'N Steel Baseball Cards [131125]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A set of eight Topps Stars 'N Steel baseball cards, featuring stars like Manny Ramirez, Ben Grieve, Gary Sheffield and more. All are in mint and...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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1964 Topps Football Cards [145841]1472 - 1964 Topps Football Cards [145841]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve. No big names here, but value based on condition which ranges from very good to excellent. Includes John McCormick, Elbert Dubenion, Jo
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 240.00
 
 
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Hockey & Basketball Cards [157185]1473 - Hockey & Basketball Cards [157185]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Premier pieces are the four 1973-1974 Phil Esposito and two 1973-74 Bobby Orr. See photo for others. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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The Official Book of Rules For All Sports [151182]1474 - The Official Book of Rules For All Sports [151182]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early rules book for a variety of sports & games, dated 1913. Cover is fragile so handle with care. A rules book used by umpires, officials and ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Commander James Glynn of the US Sloop of War Preble discharge papers 1850 [155885]1475 - Commander James Glynn of the US Sloop of War Preble discharge papers 1850 [155885]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This has the discharge papers for sailor William Pettigrus from the US Preble that did service during the Mexican American War of 1848. The papers are
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6*********2 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Letter from Eliphalet Trask regarding Volunteers from California 1862 [155887]1476 - Letter from Eliphalet Trask regarding Volunteers from California 1862 [155887]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This letter from Eliphalet Trask is for volunteers from California to muster into service in Massachusetts in 1862; at the height of the Civil War. It
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Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to m****y for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Civil War Related/Era Letters [151546]1477 - Civil War Related/Era Letters [151546]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) 1863 letter from Reindeer, Colorado. About issues with farming. 2) 1869 letter on War Claim Agent and Notary Public letterhead. From TW
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Illinois Infantry Muster-Out Roll ; 1865 [147022]1478 - Illinois Infantry Muster-Out Roll ; 1865 [147022]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Muster-Out Roll of Peter Shaffer, Company D, 153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry. This voucher is signed by the surgeon who was in charge of the hospita
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m****y for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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NY Militia Civil War Widow Pension Form and Clothing Sheet [148761]1479 - NY Militia Civil War Widow Pension Form and Clothing Sheet [148761]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1874 Civil War widow's pension form for $8/month, NY Militia. Undated check sheet of uniforms issued to soldiers by clothing type. Date: Coun...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to S*******f for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Civil War Map of the Murfreesboro Campaign [150527]1480 - Civil War Map of the Murfreesboro Campaign [150527]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This map of troop activity 20 July, 1862 and since 6 April, 1962. Scale is 1 in.=10 miles printed by AMS, Edward J. Krassenback(sp) 3/2/41, marked 74
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to C*****c for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Color Engraving of General Jesse Reno  [157563]1481 - Color Engraving of General Jesse Reno [157563]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a magazine block print engraving of General Jesse Lee Reno at 5 in. X 6.5 in. A foxing spot on the right side engraved by JW. The most compell
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to M********9 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Envelope Written By William Tecumseh Sherman to Captain J. E. Smith 1865 [150525]1482 - Envelope Written By William Tecumseh Sherman to Captain J. E. Smith 1865 [150525]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This envelope is addresses to Cpt. J. E. Smith of Company H, 79th Ord., 20th Army Corp. Sherman's Army North Carolina ; written in Sherman's...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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William Tecumseh Sherman etching on a CDV card by L. Prang & Co. Boston [150526]1483 - William Tecumseh Sherman etching on a CDV card by L. Prang & Co. Boston [150526]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This CDV sized card is an etching of William Tecumseh Sherman 2 1/2 in. X 3 3/4 in. some foxing. C. 1860's-1870's. Please see photo for deta...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial Ephemera [150523]1484 - William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial Ephemera [150523]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This memorial speech written at the time of General William Tecumseh Sherman's death in 1891 includes a copy of his hand written letter to the G...
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Start Price : 240.00 | Estimate : 480.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Postal Cover to Master W. T. Sherman April, 1862 [150524]1485 - Postal Cover to Master W. T. Sherman April, 1862 [150524]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This postal cover hand written by Genl. William Tecumseh Sherman to his eight year old son Master William T. Sherman Jr. just prior to his ninth birth
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Henry W. Halleck Postal Cover and Ephemera [151204]1486 - Henry W. Halleck Postal Cover and Ephemera [151204]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains a postal cover with the likeness of H.W. Halleck size 3.25 X 5.5 in. printed by Union Stationary Depot 106 Fulton, N.Y. There are
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Military Postcards, Photos, Etc. [159048]1487 - Military Postcards, Photos, Etc. [159048]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of postcards, photographs, and other ephemera mostly related to WWI and WWII. Photographs and postcards of soldiers and military planes fro
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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WWII Ephemera [148702]1488 - WWII Ephemera [148702]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1944 German POW postcard to Germany. 2 unused German postcards. 2 US motivational sheets-No Slackerpunks! Date: Country (if not USA): State: Ci
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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WWII Nazi Germany Photograph Collection (7) [150994]1489 - WWII Nazi Germany Photograph Collection (7) [150994]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Bergh of, Hitlerism vacation home in the Obersalzberg of the Bavarian Alps; Reich minister Dr. Goebbels meeting with collaborators in 1944 ; Scen
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Rare WW2 Military Letter and Envelope V Mail [151268]1490 - Rare WW2 Military Letter and Envelope V Mail [151268]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1944 photographed Navy letter about duties and meals. Letter is photographed for small V mail envelope. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Rotary Int'l  Photos WWII Havana Cuba and USA [150330]1491 - Rotary Int'l Photos WWII Havana Cuba and USA [150330]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scrap Book Tom J. Davis and Spouse April 1942 Photos and Newspaper Clippings Rotary Int'l. Date: 1942 Country (if not USA): Cuba State: Ci...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Francis Bannerman Guns, Swords, Cannons, Equipments, Military Goods Catalogue [142510]1492 - Francis Bannerman Guns, Swords, Cannons, Equipments, Military Goods Catalogue [142510]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
High-quality reprint (likely 1970s) of the original April, 1889, Catalogue of Guns, Swords, Cannons, Equipments, Military Goods, &c. For Sale By...
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Estimate : 30.00 - 75.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Letterhead signed by Winchester Bennet V.P. [150528]1493 - Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Letterhead signed by Winchester Bennet V.P. [150528]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This typed letter on Winchester Arm Company letterhead is signed by the Vice President Winchester Bennett, grandson of Oliver Winchester. Winchester B
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Colt Patent Firearms Mfg. Envelopes [150535]1494 - Colt Patent Firearms Mfg. Envelopes [150535]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains three envelopes addressed to the Colt Patent Firearms Mfg. Col. of 24 Vesey St,, New York, New York; the N.Y. field address used in
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Haida, Tlingit and Indian Artists Boxes and Bowls [145808]1495 - Haida, Tlingit and Indian Artists Boxes and Bowls [145808]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by Nineteenth-Century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists." Published by the ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******i for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Indian Artifact Price List [152477]1496 - Indian Artifact Price List [152477]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
c. 1940's price list of Indian artifacts by HT Daniel, Lamark, AR. Some blue pen scribble on back, 7x4". Date: Country (if not USA): S...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b*******n for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Stereo View of Navajo Indians, Undated [151222]1497 - Stereo View of Navajo Indians, Undated [151222]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This stereo view is from the studio of Ramsour of three Navajo Indians. One is armed with a bow. Good contrast, undated. Date: Country (if not USA)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold to o*******9 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Basket Beader Mounted Photo [155024]1498 - Basket Beader Mounted Photo [155024]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mounted photo of a basket beader at work. c. 1920's. Photo 5x7". Light turquoise staining mostly on right border and mat. Date: Country ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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CDV Card of Hitress an Indian Woman by John A. Scholten [151248]1499 - CDV Card of Hitress an Indian Woman by John A. Scholten [151248]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This CDV card is of Hitress an Indian of unknown origin. This photo depict a beautiful woman wearing a fringed buckskin dress, low contrast. The card
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to R****7 for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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