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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Indian Woman with Child by H.C. Chaufty Stroud, O.T. [151251]1501 - Indian Woman with Child by H.C. Chaufty Stroud, O.T. [151251]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This photo is of an Indian Woman "Gray Eyes", written in pencil on the back. A photo taken by H.C. Chaufty in Stroud, Oklahoma Territory. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to S*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Arapaho Chief Powder Face on CDV Card 1870 [151253]1500 - Arapaho Chief Powder Face on CDV Card 1870 [151253]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This CDV card is of Powder Face chief of the Arapaho tribe. His tribe was near the camp of Black Kettle's during the battle of Washita in 1871. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to R****7 for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Old Bets Sioux Squaw CDV Card [151245]1502 - Old Bets Sioux Squaw CDV Card [151245]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This CDV card shows a Sioux woman, Azayamankawin AKA Old Bets (Betsey) a woman who cared for 269 Minnesotans during the Sioux uprising of September 18
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Indian Prints by the Detroit Photographic Co. [148904]1503 - Indian Prints by the Detroit Photographic Co. [148904]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of six prints of Native Americans printed by the Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1903. These prints are possibly reproductions of photograph
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Lillian Russell Cabinet and Cigarette Insert Photos [151800]1504 - Lillian Russell Cabinet and Cigarette Insert Photos [151800]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) A Sweet Caporal Cigarette photo that would have come with a pack of cigarettes. c1910. Very nice condition. 2) Sarony studio photo of
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Lillian Russell Cabinet Card [138397]1505 - Lillian Russell Cabinet Card [138397]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This cabinet card of Lillian Russell in her role as "The Princess of Trebizonde" was a stage play in the 1890's. The card is from Nade...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Original Buffalo Bill AKA William F. Cody Cabinet Card [147078]1506 - Original Buffalo Bill AKA William F. Cody Cabinet Card [147078]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This cabinet card of Buffalo Bill (3.5 in. X 5 in.) is an original CDV with the actual photo at 2 1/4 in. X 3 1/4 in. This one has a sizable chip out
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buffalo Bill Real Photo Postcard (Autographed) [150391]1507 - Buffalo Bill Real Photo Postcard (Autographed) [150391]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Real photo postcard circa 1905 with three men examining paperwork. The man in the middle is William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) and his autograph is above
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 700.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to f*****E for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Cattle Breeding Ledger; 1870s [146939]1508 - Cattle Breeding Ledger; 1870s [146939]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1870s ledger with details of bull studding. This ledger has records of which cows were bred with which bulls, the day calves were born, and whether th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to f*********e for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Cowboy Lot; c. 1870s-1930s [146958]1509 - Cowboy Lot; c. 1870s-1930s [146958]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of several pieces of cowboy ephemera including: A) Invoice from Hart, Taylor, and Co., Manufacturers and Jobbers of Hats, Caps, and Furs, Staw G
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b***o for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Three Pen & Ink Cowboy address envelopes [137835]1510 - Three Pen & Ink Cowboy address envelopes [137835]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a pack of three standard sized envelopes each with a personalized drawing of a cowboy drawn in pen and ink in the return address area on the e
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Wood Bolos (3) [150415]1511 - Wood Bolos (3) [150415]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two seem to be petrified wood and one wood of some kind with a horseshoe design. No markings. See photo. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Cit
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Checks with RN-B Imprinted Revenue [134757]1512 - Checks with RN-B Imprinted Revenue [134757]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 different. Includes: LH Hershfield & Bro., Helena, Montana, 1870; Downer & Bemis Brewing Co., Chicago, 1869 & 1870; Exchange Ba...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 120.00
Sold to c*********p for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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US RN Check Group [134435]1513 - US RN Check Group [134435]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 42 checks with imprinted revenues. Nearly all different! Includes: RN-B (6 checks, 1867-70); RN-C (2 checks, 1871-72); RN-D (6 checks, 1872-74)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to A******S for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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RN Group (40) [150113]1514 - RN Group (40) [150113]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 revenue imprinted checks from around the country._x000D_ RNE (2) 1872 Lapeer Michigan; RNF 1876; RNG (3 different); RNX (5 different ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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RND Group (11) [150114]1515 - RND Group (11) [150114]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven RND checks from the 1870s. Two off-color imprints: buff and brown. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Large Check Collection [157151]1516 - Large Check Collection [157151]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large collection about over 250 checks from many different states including Colorado, Indiana, Oklahoma, New York, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Utah
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Revenue Stamped Checks (26) [157150]1517 - Revenue Stamped Checks (26) [157150]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Assortment of 26 revenue stamped checks including 10 RNs and 16 adhesive revenue stamps. These checks are from many different states including Califor
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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US Check Group [148711]1518 - US Check Group [148711]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 75 US checks including D.T. etc. No RN's, a few with adhesive revenue, some with RN facsimile underprints. c. 1880's-1910's. Date...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 140.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Pictorial Christmas Checks, 6 [156030]1519 - Pictorial Christmas Checks, 6 [156030]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 pictorial Christmas checks, c. 1923-30. Negaunee State Bank. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to c*********p for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Checks with Fancy Vignettes, 34 [148763]1520 - Checks with Fancy Vignettes, 34 [148763]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
34 checks with fancy vignettes. Onions, building, geyser, G. Washington, cattle etc. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****d for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Soda Pop Pictorial Check Group [150117]1521 - Soda Pop Pictorial Check Group [150117]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About two dozen checks with pictorial vignettes from Pepsi and Coca-Cola bottling companies. Superior, Nebraska; Forrest City, Arkansas; Piqua, Ohio;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j******g for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Billheads, Letterheads, etc. [157148]1522 - Billheads, Letterheads, etc. [157148]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Assortment of about 45 different billheads and letterheads from all over the United States. State includes California, New York, Utah, Minnesota, Main
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to j******g for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Billheads and Handbills, 4 [148628]1523 - Billheads and Handbills, 4 [148628]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Young Men's Club Opera Hall, Sonora 1892, programmed. Imported Dogskin Leather Jackets. Frank Hatch and George Trader, The Convict's Daughte...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Pictorial Billheads, 20 [153375]1524 - Pictorial Billheads, 20 [153375]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 20 nice pictorial billheads. Automated safety punch, roofing, carriage, wagon, disinfectant, suits, horse shoe, silks, horse, wool, surveying an
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pictorial Billheads, 25 [153382]1525 - Pictorial Billheads, 25 [153382]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 25 pictorial billheads. Mineral water, hardware, Cole Brothers Circus, unused envelope, springs, coal, silk, lamp shades and more. Date: Coun
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pictorial Billheads, 40 [153376]1526 - Pictorial Billheads, 40 [153376]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 pictorial billheads. Produce, springs, suits, horse, lumber, milk, cheese, horse shoe, butcher, milk, electric and more. Date: Country (if
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pictorial Receipts, 8 [157235]1527 - Pictorial Receipts, 8 [157235]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 pictorial receipts, c. 1871-1913. 1 ship and the rest allegorical themed. Portland, Or. Carson City, NV. Nevada City, CA. SF, CA. San Jose, CA. 6 a
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Trade Card Group, 13 [148762]1528 - Trade Card Group, 13 [148762]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 c. 1880-1918's trade cards. About 7x5.5". Dr. Hand, sarsaparilla, orphanage and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Trade Cards with Battles and More [148494]1529 - Trade Cards with Battles and More [148494]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
24 trade cards with catapults, weapons, musicians, chariots and more. c. 1880-1890. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Stu
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, 35 [155055]1530 - Trade Cards, 35 [155055]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 35 trade cards. Mr. Peanut bookmark, Clark's Mill End Cotton Spool, Ayer's Cathartic Pills, Manila, Spain, Ceylon, Ivorine, Melena etc...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, 35 [153386]1531 - Trade Cards, 35 [153386]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 35 trade cards. Cloths, sewing machine, elephant, coal, druggist, cotton, shoes and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prov
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, 40 [153387]1532 - Trade Cards, 40 [153387]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 trade cards. Elephant, cigars, shoes, linen, fruit, sewing machine, Singer, soap and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, 45 [153385]1533 - Trade Cards, 45 [153385]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 45 trade cards. Sewing machine, cotton, stove, gelatin, stove polish, boots, shoes, corn starch and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, 50 [153377]1534 - Trade Cards, 50 [153377]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 50 Trade Cards. Shoes, clothing, tobacco, cotton, straw goods, furniture, soap and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prove
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, 60 [153392]1535 - Trade Cards, 60 [153392]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 60 trade cards. Cloths, boots, starch, bed, bread, pianos, meat and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, 65 [153393]1536 - Trade Cards, 65 [153393]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 65 trade cards. Thread, linen, hop pills, cotton, soap, groceries and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Trade Cards, c. 1890s [156174]1537 - Trade Cards, c. 1890s [156174]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 20 vintage trade cards for shoes, cotton, medicine, tea/coffee, shoe polish, butter, thread, sarsaparilla, tobacco, etc. Very artistic. V
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Archive of Americana - 15 pieces [135628]1538 - Archive of Americana - 15 pieces [135628]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice collection of this and that. 1933 Seasons Greetings card showing the Golden Gate Bridge; A Lake Superior cave, with underground water (1941); P
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to A******S for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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19th Century Ephemera Grab Bag [157711]1539 - 19th Century Ephemera Grab Bag [157711]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Yuba County, CA Certificate of Naturalization 1857, split in 2 pieces and back taped. Small 1858 letter on colorful 4 pane sheet. 1875 letter, from Sy
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to m****y for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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American Ephemera Potpourri [157865]1540 - American Ephemera Potpourri [157865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice mix of vintage photos, 1893 Red Star Line pass, National Tunnel & Mines stock, vintage stocks and bonds, 1867 Denver billhead, 1878 Ayer...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to m****y for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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American Express Receipts, 1857 & 1866 [158351]1541 - American Express Receipts, 1857 & 1866 [158351]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
American Express receipts 1857 and 1866-2 sided. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Jim & Barbara Sherman Private We...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to b*******n for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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American Radio Relay League Award Certificate, 1964 [157898]1542 - American Radio Relay League Award Certificate, 1964 [157898]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Public Service Award certificate from the American Radio Relay League, Inc. Award to Harold Thomson for his work in connection with an earthquake in A
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Assorted Vintage Pamphlets, 11 [156039]1543 - Assorted Vintage Pamphlets, 11 [156039]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 different vintage pamphlets. Our Favorite Meat Recipes, Sunset's Western Hostess Guide, LA County Carpenters union book 1957, Folsom Vol. Fir...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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French Canadian Playing Card, COPY [144994]1544 - French Canadian Playing Card, COPY [144994]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a COPY of a French Canadian playing card from Quebec. Used for playing card money in New France. Jack of Clubs w/"Lancelot" printe...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Card Tricks (3) [139155]1545 - Card Tricks (3) [139155]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 envelopes containing playing cards and small blue sheets with short instructions on how to perform card tricks. On outside of envelopes are p
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Chinese White Pigeon Gaming Ticket [148691]1546 - Chinese White Pigeon Gaming Ticket [148691]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Paper ticket as used for Chinese gaming. Fook Tai N T. Capital $2000. Creased on corner. 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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Magic Trick Booklet, 1972 [159051]1547 - Magic Trick Booklet, 1972 [159051]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Magic: New and Unusual Entertainment. 102 startling tricks you can learn quickly. Printed by David Robbins. Originally copyrighted in 1944, copyright
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to f*********e for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Butter Spreaders, Sterling Silver (3) and Silverplate (1) [138355]1548 - Butter Spreaders, Sterling Silver (3) and Silverplate (1) [138355]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three Sterling silver butter spreaders and one silverplate butter spreader: Sterling, engraved floral pattern and S monogram on the handle, stamped St
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Silverplate Teaspoons by Wm Rogers - 5 [138344]1549 - Silverplate Teaspoons by Wm Rogers - 5 [138344]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five silverplate teaspoons in the Attica pattern by Roger & Bros from 1892. Feathery hyssop and fern pattern on the handles. Total weight is 124...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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