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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Cigar Labels (50) [159050]1550 - Cigar Labels (50) [159050]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of about 50 cigar labels. Nice variety of American and foreign brands. Good condition. Various sizes, largest is about 10.5 x 7 inches. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******n for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Early Color Litho Printing Examples (3) [145298]1551 - Early Color Litho Printing Examples (3) [145298]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 greeting cards displaying exquisite early color lithography printing. Railroad and Fire cards sized 3 1/2" x 4 7/8", have emboss...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Early King Tut Exhibit Book [153334]1552 - Early King Tut Exhibit Book [153334]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tutankhamun Treasures by Smithsonian 1963. Early and very rare edition. Many b/w photos of Tut's relics. Water stain along spine. Date: Count...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to b*******n for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Early Latin Printed Page, c. 1400"s [158468]1553 - Early Latin Printed Page, c. 1400"s [158468]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An early printed page in Latin of Interpretaciones, 2 sided. c. 1400's. 11x8", small holes and water stain. Date: Country (if not USA)...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to f*********e for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Early Western Union Telegrams, 2 [157871]1554 - Early Western Union Telegrams, 2 [157871]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 early Western Union telegrams. 1875 San Francisco with envelope 5.5x7.5", 1874 5.5x7.5". Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to f*********e for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Flower, Plant and Animal Prints [147278]1555 - Flower, Plant and Animal Prints [147278]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 25 prints, 5.5x8.75", includes USDA 1888-1912 avocado, persimmon, screech owl, multiple fungi. Date: Country (if not USA): State: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to t********f for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Lithographs of Women and Flowers; 1906-1910 [147936]1556 - Lithographs of Women and Flowers; 1906-1910 [147936]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 16 lithographic prints, mostly of flowers. There are three that depict women holding flowers. These prints were printed by the Gray Lithograp
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Lithographs with Ladies [147695]1557 - Lithographs with Ladies [147695]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 lithographs by Maud Stumm, 4 portrait style by another artist. c.1909-1910. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Stuart M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********f for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Foreign Lottery and Sweepstake Tickets, 10+ [155066]1558 - Foreign Lottery and Sweepstake Tickets, 10+ [155066]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 tickets or booklets of foreign lottery and sweepstakes tickets. Ireland, San Francisco, Ireland, Grand National Treasure Hunt, Grand Prix of Paris,
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 140.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Foreign Maps, 8 [150185]1559 - Foreign Maps, 8 [150185]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 vintage foreign maps. Mexico, Canada, Manitoba 1953, Michelin-France, Western Canada, Caribbean, BC, Northeast France-folding. Date: Country (if
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to f*********e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Fred Hills Portrait; c. 1900s [146231]1560 - Fred Hills Portrait; c. 1900s [146231]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photograph portrait of a man named Fred Hills. It could be that this is Fred Hills, a book publisher from Colorado Springs, or maybe his son. It is po
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Frontier Time Monthly, 1926 [152476]1561 - Frontier Time Monthly, 1926 [152476]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
November 1926, Frontier Times by Hunter. Main article is The Vengeance of Rain in the Face. 10.5x7", nice condition. Date: Country (if not U...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Gold-Plated Pen/Pencils - 10 [146446]1562 - Gold-Plated Pen/Pencils - 10 [146446]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold-plated pen/pencil sets, five in typical length and five shorter, probably designed to be hung from a pendant or lanyard. See photo for style deta
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Vintage Auto-Pencils - 10 [146440]1563 - Vintage Auto-Pencils - 10 [146440]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten auto-pencils, you know the type -- twist the barrel and the pencil lead extends so you can keep right on writing. One even has a fountain pen on t
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Hints on Dairying Book; 1885 [146227]1564 - Hints on Dairying Book; 1885 [146227]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare book called "Hints on Dairying" by T.D. Cutis, published from the Office of the Farmer and Dairyman in 1885. This book is a guide to ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*********e for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Hogarth's Works, 4 [148778]1565 - Hogarth's Works, 4 [148778]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Parts 6, 9 & 10, 11& 12, 13 & 14. Contains plates of etchings by Hogarth. Rare. Parts 13 & 14 has separated spine. Date: Country ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d****9 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Instruction Books (3) [156625]1566 - Instruction Books (3) [156625]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Teacher of Picture Frame Finishing by D.M. Campana. Third edition, published by D.M. Campana Art Co. 64 pages. B) The Denver Rock Drill Manufacturi
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Lucky Few Rod and Gun Club Photographs (3) [148170]1567 - Lucky Few Rod and Gun Club Photographs (3) [148170]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three photographs of members of the Lucky Few Rod and Gun Club. It appears that this gun club was comprised of all African American members. One photo
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to c******m for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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McCarty's Statistician 1875 [129921]1568 - McCarty's Statistician 1875 [129921]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vol. 1 No. 2 February 1875 L.P. McCarty Statistician, San Francisco, Calif. Filled with stats from every aspect of the US/World at the time. 157 pp
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Catalogs and Booklets (4) [156079]1569 - Miscellaneous Catalogs and Booklets (4) [156079]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) 61st Annual Catalog of Baird North Co. Diamond Importers and America's Leading Mail Order Jewelry House. 204 pages. B) The Automobile User&#...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Naked John Lennon Cover Rolling Stone Issue [145780]1570 - Naked John Lennon Cover Rolling Stone Issue [145780]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
On December 8th, 1980, Annie Leibovitz arrived at the New York apartment building of John Lennon and Yoko Ono to photograph the couple for a cover of
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Rock and Roll Passes; 1990s [146789]1571 - Rock and Roll Passes; 1990s [146789]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
VIP badges and working passes for several concerts including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Beastie Boys, Elton John and Billy Joel, the Rollin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 180.00
Sold to r*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Niles' Weekly Register; 1829-35 [147003]1572 - Niles' Weekly Register; 1829-35 [147003]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five issues of the Niles' Weekly Register including two from 1828, two from 1829, and one from 1835. The Niles' Weekly Register was the equi...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******e for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Nineteenth Century Poems Grouping [130548]1573 - Nineteenth Century Poems Grouping [130548]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Good grouping of two early handwritten poems, includes: My Valentine - Just as the vine twines round the tree, just so my hear is linked with thee AND
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to d****9 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Photography Ephemera [148897]1574 - Photography Ephemera [148897]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of vintage photography items. March 1927 issue of "Kodakery: A Magazine for Amateur Photographers;" brochure for the Expo: The ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare Mother's Bread Spinning Ball Game [131196]1575 - Rare Mother's Bread Spinning Ball Game [131196]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two inch wide handheld game with five tiny balls to be put in the holes of a squirrel. The reverse: For Goodness Sake / Eat / Mother's Bread / M...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to f*********e for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Sack Openers (4) [153047]1576 - Sack Openers (4) [153047]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four advertising sack openers from the following companies: General Mills Equipment Company in Kansas City, Missouri, Barnard & Leas Manu...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Sloan Lumber "Monkey Business" Calendars, 1941, 10 [155086]1577 - Sloan Lumber "Monkey Business" Calendars, 1941, 10 [155086]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 1941 Sloan Lumber, Monkey Business, advertising calendars with 12 envelopes. Monkeys in all scenes. 10x4.75". Date: Country (if not USA):...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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The Black Panthers Are Not Black...They Are Red [147206]1578 - The Black Panthers Are Not Black...They Are Red [147206]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Written by Julian E. Williams, 32 page pamphlet. 5 1/4 X 8". For modern history individuals or those wondering about current events this has ...
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Turn of the Century Health Advice [131466]1579 - Turn of the Century Health Advice [131466]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1."Nectars" published by Londonderry Lithios Waters Co of N.H. 1901. Talks about the abilities of their spring water. 2. &...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two Rare Photo Types [129928]1580 - Two Rare Photo Types [129928]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Two very rare photos. 1. Photo calling card. Oakland ad card for photographer w/photo on the card,. 2. Tintype ID from Lake Washingto
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Unidentified Company Exchanges [148918]1581 - Unidentified Company Exchanges [148918]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two rare full pages of exchanges from an unidentified company. These are unused exchanges, probably from around 1845-1860. The company is not identifi
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Unusual Candy Wrapper Patent [148717]1582 - Unusual Candy Wrapper Patent [148717]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
WS Stoner patent for lemon candy wrapper, 1920. A nice addition to a candy label collection. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provena
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c******m for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vintage Comic Books And First Day Cover w/Medallion [148391]1583 - Vintage Comic Books And First Day Cover w/Medallion [148391]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
lot of 11. 1. International Society of Postmasters 1977 100th Ann. of birth of Jorgen Bronlund First Day Cover and commemorative medallion. Renown
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Vintage Gasoline Low Price Signs, 3 [158480]1584 - Vintage Gasoline Low Price Signs, 3 [158480]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3x 2 sided vintage gasoline price signs. Judging by the low prices, possibly WW1 era. 8.5x13.25"12, 14, 20 cents per gallon. Date: Country (...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 90.00
Sold to f*********e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vintage Ham Radio QSO Cards, 15 [150680]1585 - Vintage Ham Radio QSO Cards, 15 [150680]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 vintage ham radio QSO cards from c. 1936. 1 on red wood like paper. 1 RPC with gear. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western CDVs and Cabinet Cards (16); c. 1890-1900 [153544]1586 - Western CDVs and Cabinet Cards (16); c. 1890-1900 [153544]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 generally western CDVs and cabinet cards with portraits of various individuals. These photographs were taken at a number of different studio
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to b***o for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vintage Lawman Photo [140489]1587 - Vintage Lawman Photo [140489]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photo of a lawman circa 1880's of a lawman. The photo measures 3 x 4 inches and is embossed "Simpsons" but that's all that's r...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Western States Souvenir Photo Albums (2) [157663]1588 - Western States Souvenir Photo Albums (2) [157663]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Views of Utah, & Tourist Guides, by C. R. Savage, S.L.C. Contains a description of the views & general info. for the traveler, resident &...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Nice Western Town Photos [147744]1589 - Nice Western Town Photos [147744]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 about 4.75x7.5" photos. Cash store by Pearce and Arnett, not in Mautz. Adobe building with hill in background. Unknown town street scene by B...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Territorial Cabinet Card Collection [139262]1590 - Territorial Cabinet Card Collection [139262]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight 4 x 6-1/2-inch cabinet cards from American lands when they were still territories. El Reno, Oklahoma Territory; Helena, Montana Territory
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to b***o for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Zippo Style Lighters, 2 Styles, 10 [150326]1591 - Zippo Style Lighters, 2 Styles, 10 [150326]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 NOS Auer Champion Zippo style lighters. 1.75x1.5". Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Stuart Mackenzie Montana R...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Japanese Art Business Cards [155091]1592 - Japanese Art Business Cards [155091]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Japanese Silk Sore business card. Small Japanese Bead blind wall hanger, 7x 3 5/8" Date: Country (if not USA): Japan State: City: Prove...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Mexican Lottery Tickets, 1920-29, Plus Malta Tickets [155063]1593 - Mexican Lottery Tickets, 1920-29, Plus Malta Tickets [155063]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 25 Mexican lottery tickets, c. 1920-29. 3 Malta lottery tickets, 1949-50. Date: Country (if not USA): Mexico State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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First Day Cover for the Canadian Grizzly Postal Stamp Autographed [146723]1594 - First Day Cover for the Canadian Grizzly Postal Stamp Autographed [146723]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the first day cover for the Canadian $8 postage stamp celebrating the Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis). There is a sheet of four $8 post
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Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*********e for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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California Postal History Group [155064]1595 - California Postal History Group [155064]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 total pieces. Registered Packages, c. 1880's-Golden Gate, Oakdale, Jackson, Sacramento. Applications for money order-Clipper Gap 1901. ...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to L********n.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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California Advertising Covers [135226]1596 - California Advertising Covers [135226]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six envelopes: two rare California covers: Pico House, Los Angeles; Overland Stage via Los Angeles; Crater Lake Oregon pictorial; three sample
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Aspen, Colorado Wells Fargo Cover [145812]1597 - Aspen, Colorado Wells Fargo Cover [145812]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cover is addressed to the Aspen Lumber Company! We have seen two other Wells Fargo covers addressed to Aspen. They both have a straight line stamp of
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Bent County, Colorado Postal Cover Collection [155268]1598 - Bent County, Colorado Postal Cover Collection [155268]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12. No contents. 1) Higbee: manuscript cancel, 1877, to Belgium. Hand cancelled 5 cent stamp. 2) Holly: 1902 cover. 3) Rockyford. Four pieces:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to j*****d for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Chafee County, Colorado Postal Cover Collection [155270]1599 - Chafee County, Colorado Postal Cover Collection [155270]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17. 1) St. Elmo. Five pieces. Includes: Niagara Silver Mining & Smelting Co. corner ad cover, 1882; Clifton Hotel corner ad cover, 1880s;...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to p********n for (650.00 + 162.50) = 812.50
 
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