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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Conejos County, Colorado Postal Cover Group [155271]1600 - Conejos County, Colorado Postal Cover Group [155271]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. 1) Del Norte. Four pieces: corner cover for United States Land Office; corner cover for Chas. H. Toll, Attorney, 1878; corner ad cover for L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to d********d for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Five Denver Advertising Covers with Contents [151541]1601 - Five Denver Advertising Covers with Contents [151541]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Geo. J. Kindel manufacturer of and jobber in mattresses and springs. 1/3 advertising cover with pictorial of plant and fancy scroll work with compa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******r for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Douglas County, Colorado Postal Cover Group [155272]1602 - Douglas County, Colorado Postal Cover Group [155272]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. Includes: Hugo (possibly territorial); Larkspur (1888); Kiowa (1889); Greenland (1870s); Greenland (1884); JW Farrell, Attorney, corner ad c
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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El Paso & Teller Counties, Colorado Postal History Group [155279]1603 - El Paso & Teller Counties, Colorado Postal History Group [155279]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24 for these adjacent counties. 1) Cascade. Two covers, 1888 and 1889. 2) Manitou. Group includes: corner ad cover for Manitou House, 1874; two
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to m****y for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Fort Collins, Colorado Territory Cover & Letter [155254]1604 - Fort Collins, Colorado Territory Cover & Letter [155254]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small cover with letter. Dateline Fort Collins, C.T., July 18th, 1868. Sent to Lewis Burns in Illinois. Message is looking for advice on collecting se
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to M******5 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Garfield County, Colorado Postal Cover Group [155298]1605 - Garfield County, Colorado Postal Cover Group [155298]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. 1) Glenwood Springs. Five pieces: pictorial cc for Hotel Glenwood, 1894; cc for JG Pease, Clerk of District Court; cc for JS Frits, County A
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Colorado Postal Markings Collection; 1890s [153141]1606 - Colorado Postal Markings Collection; 1890s [153141]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 14 pages with postal markings cut and pasted onto them. These postal markings are organized by county. Some notable towns represented in this
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to w**********e for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Early Postal Cover Indian Territory [151880]1607 - Early Postal Cover Indian Territory [151880]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Darlington was located in the region later to be included in Oklahoma Territory. It was the site of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency. Established in 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********r.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Choctaw Nation Postal Covers (4) [151894]1608 - Choctaw Nation Postal Covers (4) [151894]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 Indian Territory postal covers: 1)1887 CDS with wheel of fortune cancel on Sc U 277 entire on envelope addressed to St. Louis from J. J. McAl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to t***6 for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Indian Territory Postal Covers [157086]1609 - Indian Territory Postal Covers [157086]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four early postal covers from Webbers Falls, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. Webbers Falls was named after a seven foot falls on the Arkansa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to t***6 for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Burlington, Kansas Postal History Collection-Mostly Advertising Covers [151828]1610 - Burlington, Kansas Postal History Collection-Mostly Advertising Covers [151828]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten. Includes an 1891 registered letter. Paid with #219 and #226 stamps. Early 188- double ring. Also Meeder groceries with double ring, Nation
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Three Nice Humboldt Advertising Covers [151836]1611 - Three Nice Humboldt Advertising Covers [151836]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Humboldt Union, McElroy & Co. proprietors. 2) JP Degenhart harness, saddles, whips etc. 3) Double circle 1878 Hutchinson real estate agent. H...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Leavenworth, Kansas Advertising Covers [151840]1612 - Leavenworth, Kansas Advertising Covers [151840]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18. Includes full face Missouri Valley Life cover. Also three large corner covers with underprints of Planter's House. There is a .5 face...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Manhattan, Kansas Postal Advertising Covers [151841]1613 - Manhattan, Kansas Postal Advertising Covers [151841]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven. Pictorial of a cow for Juniata Dairy Farm. The Gillette with short note, Experiment Station, Commercial House, Sawyer & Scott loan...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Rattlesnake Island (Lake Erie) Cover Collection [143839]1614 - Rattlesnake Island (Lake Erie) Cover Collection [143839]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
85 acre island located on Lake Erie. This collection consists of 19 special covers, c1983-89, and 13 sets of 3 from various years. Date: Country (
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Kansas City Corner Advertising Covers [151994]1615 - Kansas City Corner Advertising Covers [151994]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 22. Some are Southwest News, Walker-Brewster Grocer, Murdock manufacturing, Burnett & McVey hardware, Dold beef & pork packing, Galla...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Plattsburg, Missouri Postal Covers (2) [151984]1616 - Plattsburg, Missouri Postal Covers (2) [151984]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two postal covers with stamps from Plattsburg, Missouri. Plattsburg is the county seat of Clinton County. One of these covers has a pictorial corner a
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Point Lookout Postal Covers (2) [151983]1617 - Point Lookout Postal Covers (2) [151983]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two postal covers with stamps from Point Lookout, Missouri. Point Lookout is located in Taney County, near Branson, Missouri. The date on both of thes
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Three Nice West Plains Advertising Covers [153499]1618 - Three Nice West Plains Advertising Covers [153499]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
West Plains post office opened in 1858. 1) E. F. Haynes real estate. On green cover with a white oval housing the advertisement. 1883. 2) HT Smith cou
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Four Small Town  Missouri Covers [151992]1619 - Four Small Town Missouri Covers [151992]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Peru. 1901. The Peru post office was open from 1892 to 1901! This cover was mailed just before closure. Advertising cover for George Baker, general
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to d****9 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Four Stampless Missouri Covers [153500]1620 - Four Stampless Missouri Covers [153500]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Weston. Pre-1855. No content. 2) Parkville 1846. Manuscript postmark with manuscript '10'. Asa Wood write his parents in Rock Island for ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Six Interesting Missouri Covers [153497]1621 - Six Interesting Missouri Covers [153497]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Postmaster Postmark. J. Potter of Truney's Sta., Clinton Co., Mo. Great pictorial advertising piece with a large sheep and 'Stub No. 440&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to m****y for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Three Missouri Manuscript Covers [152005]1622 - Three Missouri Manuscript Covers [152005]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Tiff City. Post office opened in 1877. This could be a first year cover. 2) Willard. Willard opened in 1858. 3) Thornleigh. Aug. 12. Opened from 18
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Missouri Covers for Small Towns starting with R & Q [151987]1623 - Missouri Covers for Small Towns starting with R & Q [151987]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Roanoke 1880 (post office opened in this county in 1871). Corner advertising for RJ Bagby, Physician, druggist and retail grocer and bookseller. Yo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Postal Cover Meadow Creek, MT Cancels (2) [146962]1624 - Postal Cover Meadow Creek, MT Cancels (2) [146962]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 small envelopes, no content, each addressed to R V Jackson, Sterling, Montana, one w/1882 stamped postmark from Meadow Creek, the other a han
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Postal Cancel Collection, Red Bluff, MT (5) [146710]1625 - Postal Cancel Collection, Red Bluff, MT (5) [146710]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 postal cancels, Red Bluff, Montana, all addressed to Mr. P. V. Jackson, Esq., Sterling, MT, cancellation dates from 1877 - 1895. Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to m****y for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Postal Covers w/Manuscript Cancels from Sterling, Montana Territory (2) [146713]1626 - Postal Covers w/Manuscript Cancels from Sterling, Montana Territory (2) [146713]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 envelopes, no contents, handwritten cancellations from Sterling, M.T., dated 1877, two black cancellation lines drawn over 3 cent stamps. No
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 200.00
Sold to d****9 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Postal Cover w/Manuscript Cancel from Willow Creek, Montana Territory [146715]1627 - Postal Cover w/Manuscript Cancel from Willow Creek, Montana Territory [146715]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One small envelope, addressed to P. V.Jackson, Sterling, Montana T (Territory), handwritten cancel, Willow Creek, Mont, February 27, 1880, 3 cent stam
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Foreign Covers Sent to Montana (6) [148911]1628 - Foreign Covers Sent to Montana (6) [148911]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small group of six foreign covers sent into Montana. These covers are from Canada, Italy, England, and Switzerland. There were sent into Butte, Walker
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nebraska Territory/Nebraska Postal History Group [151590]1629 - Nebraska Territory/Nebraska Postal History Group [151590]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven. Three early Nebraska Territory: Nebraska City, large oval, Surveyor General's Office; Omaha City large circle; Nebraska City, larg...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Nevada Territorial Auditor's Office Cover; 1862 [152833]1630 - Nevada Territorial Auditor's Office Cover; 1862 [152833]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Postal cover from the Nevada Territorial Auditor's Office, Carson City, N.T. The Nevada Territorial Auditor was Perry B. Childs, appointed by Go...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********e for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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H.F. Heitmann Postal Covers [128322]1631 - H.F. Heitmann Postal Covers [128322]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven postal covers postmarked Reno and Goldfield 1906-1922 addressed to H. F. Heitman, Esq. of Savannah, Georgia. Mentioned in Fred's bottle b...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Langton's Pioneer Express Cover, Carson City/Virginia City, NT with Ties to Pony Express [155323]1632 - Langton's Pioneer Express Cover, Carson City/Virginia City, NT with Ties to Pony Express [155323]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This territorial cover is mailed to Mr. William H. Russell at Virginia, Nevada Territory. We believe this to be the same WH Russell that was part of t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 320.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c********e for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Virginia Lumber Yard Cover, 1872 [144262]1633 - Virginia Lumber Yard Cover, 1872 [144262]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Postal cover from the Virginia Lumber Yard in Virginia City, Nevada. The lumber yard was established in 1858 by Oliver Lonkey and Edward R. Smith. Wel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to B*********g for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Unofficial Smoke Creek Envelope [144254]1634 - Unofficial Smoke Creek Envelope [144254]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1871. This letter has been put in an envelope and sent from Sheep Camp to Smoke Creek in the Smoke Creek Desert. No official postmark. Smoke Creek had
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Hand Illustrated Comical Covers, 3 [157861]1635 - Hand Illustrated Comical Covers, 3 [157861]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 fantastic hand illustrated comical covers sent by Louise Rice of Denton, TX to Mae Rice in Sherman, TX. c.1925. We could not identify Louise Rice bu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m****y for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Railroad Postal Covers (21) [150533]1636 - Railroad Postal Covers (21) [150533]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot of 21 postal covers are from railroad companies across America. All sent to Motor Wheel Corp. from: Southern Pacific Lines, The Delaware and
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nice Group of US Automotive Covers, 14 [151287]1637 - Nice Group of US Automotive Covers, 14 [151287]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14 different legal sized covers for US auto manufacturers including Reo, Cadillac, Chevrolet, International, Studebaker, Continental-Divco, Graham-Pai
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Western Postal Covers [143400]1638 - Western Postal Covers [143400]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four western covers: one from the Palace Hotel San Francisco; one from Cherry Creek, Nevada; one from Seattle, Washington Territory; 1914 from
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Postal History and Advertising Cover Group [156038]1639 - Postal History and Advertising Cover Group [156038]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 advertising covers plus Adams Express, Oakland Chief of Police. 5 1911 US original die impression of Washington. 4 foreign stamps on advertising pie
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 30.00
 
 
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Civil War Postal Covers from the Confederate side Repros. [150534]1640 - Civil War Postal Covers from the Confederate side Repros. [150534]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot has eight postal covers with confederate themes. 3 in. X 5.5 in. is the correct size, however, these letters are in near perfect condition. O
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Censored WW I Covers, 6 [153365]1641 - Censored WW I Covers, 6 [153365]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 c. WW1 covers with attached sticker "Opened by Censor". Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*****c for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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World War Two Postal Covers [143404]1642 - World War Two Postal Covers [143404]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 65 postal covers "free" (no postage) military mail from World War Two. Many addressed to "Ranger" at Esquire magazi...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World War Two Postal Covers [143402]1643 - World War Two Postal Covers [143402]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25 postal covers from World War Two. U. S. Forces in the Virgin Islands, U.S. Army Postal Service, Fort McClellan Alabama and others. Date:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Hawaiian Stamp Show Commemorative Sheet, c1970 [144571]1644 - Hawaiian Stamp Show Commemorative Sheet, c1970 [144571]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unused uncut sheet of 20 5c Hawaii dispatch post from HAPEX.APS 70 (1970) Date: Country (if not USA): State: Hawaii City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1847 Scott #1  [150136]1645 - 1847 Scott #1 [150136]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1847 Scott #1, the first official US stamp, 5c, brown. Apparent VF+ to XF. Non-obtrusive blue cancel. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to g******r for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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US Airmail Group, Mint. (65) [148752]1646 - US Airmail Group, Mint. (65) [148752]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
US Air Mail group staring with the 1926 series through 1974, with none of the great rarities (zeppelins, etc.). All mint. Missing a number of common s
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to M********9 for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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United Nations Annual Souvenir Folders with Stamps, 1957 on [144572]1647 - United Nations Annual Souvenir Folders with Stamps, 1957 on [144572]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 27 folders of United Nations postal issues, 1957 through 1972 incomplete. The group includes some duplicates as well as different presentatio
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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