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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Central States Expo Booklet [147847]1350 - Central States Expo Booklet [147847]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare 1927 booklet. Aurora, The Hub of the Central States. 140pp. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Illinois City: Aurora Provenance: Stuart M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Chicago Archbishop & Michigan Physician Photos 1870's (2) [129717]1351 - Chicago Archbishop & Michigan Physician Photos 1870's (2) [129717]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two early photos, both measure 2.5"x 4". The first is a photo taken by The Melander Bros. Photographers of Chicago. It is of The Right Rev...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Indian Territory Checks and Ephemera [148699]1352 - Indian Territory Checks and Ephemera [148699]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 IT receipts and checks 1882-1907. 3 misc. IT items. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Indian Territory City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to C*****c for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Order of the Owl's Scarce Ephemera [153847]1353 - Order of the Owl's Scarce Ephemera [153847]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
(2) Complete Booklets Order of the Owl's Club at the Schoal Creek Nest. Fraternal Ephemera History... During the early 1920s the OOO had over ...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Mann Fence Co. Porcelain Sign, Olathe, Kansas [151803]1354 - Mann Fence Co. Porcelain Sign, Olathe, Kansas [151803]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7x4". Very nice condition except corners. Mann Fence Company was located at Overland Park and Olathe. Date: Country (if not USA): State: ...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Kansas Metal Tag Group (4) [154614]1355 - Kansas Metal Tag Group (4) [154614]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of four different metal tags from Kansas. They are from the Johnson-Bratcher Construction Co. in Salina, Kininmonth in Winfield, The "De ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to Z******4 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Kansas Ribbons (2) [153055]1356 - Kansas Ribbons (2) [153055]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two different Kansas ribbons. One is from the Director of the Kansas State Fair in Topeka. Red and gold with pin backing. The other is from the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to Z******4 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Pacific Hotel Star Shaped Key Fob [159006]1357 - Pacific Hotel Star Shaped Key Fob [159006]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic 6 sided star shaped key fob with skeleton key. Pacific Hotel/24/Yates Center/Kan. 4.25x3.25". 1 point has corrosion. Date: Country (...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to t***6 for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Boston, Mass., Guide & Service Maps (3) [144974]1358 - Boston, Mass., Guide & Service Maps (3) [144974]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1)Boston Map Guide, published by Boston & Albany R.R., C-1920 - Shows historical, civic & educational institutions & points of interest...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Story of the Great Fire by Carleton [150389]1359 - Story of the Great Fire by Carleton [150389]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1872 booklet with illustrated cover. The story of the horrific fire of 1872. No back cover. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Massachusetts Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*********e for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Early Massachusetts Stage Line Way Bills, 2 [148704]1360 - Early Massachusetts Stage Line Way Bills, 2 [148704]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1839 from Brattleborough and Keene to Lowell and Boston, 1831 Boston and Boston Mail Stage, Old Line. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Massach
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Pierce City, Missouri Ephemera Collection (37) [151595]1361 - Pierce City, Missouri Ephemera Collection (37) [151595]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly 1890-1910. Includes Buchner hardware, Brown lumber, Brite & Wicks groceries, Albert restaurant, Pierce Daily news , Bennett drug, Piece C...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Missouri Truck Manufacturer Sign [153590]1362 - Missouri Truck Manufacturer Sign [153590]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Metal sign that says, "Made by Parkhurst, Sedalia, MO." Parkhurst Manufacturing Company is a truck body manufacturing company that was est...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Missouri State Fair Ribbons (3); 1918 [153125]1363 - Missouri State Fair Ribbons (3); 1918 [153125]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First, second, and third premium ribbons from the Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, 1918. Each ribbon is about 11 inches long. Red, white, and blue with g
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Butte RN Checks [148550]1364 - Butte RN Checks [148550]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 30 checks from Butte Montana businesses with imprinted revenue stamps. Also from Virginia City and Glendale Montana. Date: Country (i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to i******s for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Miner's Union Newspaper Checks [151181]1365 - Miner's Union Newspaper Checks [151181]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miner's Union newspaper checks Montana Labor News out of Butte, Montana. Dated c. 1940. Over two dozen. Hole punched as paid. Date: Country (...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Butte Train Photograph; c. 1895-1900 [147446]1366 - Butte Train Photograph; c. 1895-1900 [147446]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mounted photograph of a train car from Butte, Montana. The train car has decorative bunting and signs for several businessmen including J.H. Leyson an
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Great Falls Gas Co. Sign [157016]1367 - Great Falls Gas Co. Sign [157016]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One sided metal sign. Great Falls Gas Company. 10" dished metal. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Montana City: Great Falls Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to z********k.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Helena & Virginia City, Montana RN Check Group [144733]1369 - Helena & Virginia City, Montana RN Check Group [144733]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 different. 1) Helena. Five checks, all LH Hershfield & Bro. One RN-C (1871) and four RN-D, including "buff" (1873-1875) and p...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 130.00
 
 
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Helena RN Checks [148546]1370 - Helena RN Checks [148546]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 30 vintage checks from Helena businesses with imprinted revenue stamps, from the 1870s-1880s. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Mon
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to i******s for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Helena, Montana Checks [150040]1371 - Helena, Montana Checks [150040]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of at least 100 checks from various banks and in Helena, Montana including E.H. Hershfield & Bro. Bankers, First National Bank of Helena, ...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chickenpox Warning Broadside [147748]1372 - Chickenpox Warning Broadside [147748]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Red chickenpox warning broadside by health dept. 6.75x11". Date: Country (if not USA): State: Montana City: Helena Provenance: Stuart M...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Vintage Mountain Photograph [145557]1373 - Vintage Mountain Photograph [145557]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unknown mountain view photograph produced by Arthur Canning, landscape photographer of Helena Montana. He advertises "views made of Ranches, Re...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to d****z for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Jefferson County Territorial Checks [150103]1374 - Jefferson County Territorial Checks [150103]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four checks from 1870-2 Jefferson County Treasurer's Office, Montana Territory. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Montana City: J...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Spring Lake, MT Photograph; c. 1900 [147631]1375 - Spring Lake, MT Photograph; c. 1900 [147631]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mounted photograph of a man and his dog in an open field with two wooden buildings in the background. A handwritten caption on the back reads, "...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to d****z for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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All-time Great Western Revenue Check: Ingots & Coins, Helena, Montana [144720]1368 - All-time Great Western Revenue Check: Ingots & Coins, Helena, Montana [144720]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The best of the Western mining camp checks. First National Bank of Helena. Dateline Helena, May 2nd, 1870. Issued for 1,100 in Current Funds to JD Con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Enormous Montana Check Collection [144745]1377 - Enormous Montana Check Collection [144745]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 300+. Includes unissued pieces. Groups include: Helena (1880s, 1890s, 1900-1920s, incl. for AM Holter); Madison County, Montana Territory (unus
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to j******g for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Huge Montana Check Collection [144744]1378 - Huge Montana Check Collection [144744]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 300+. Mix of issued and unissued. Earliest piece is 1878 receipt for the Bozeman Avant Courier. Groups include: Hoge, Daly & Co., Anacond...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to L********n.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Massive Montana Check Collection [144743]1379 - Massive Montana Check Collection [144743]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 275 Montana checks. Groups include: Great Falls pictorial city warrants from the 1890s-1900; Missoula National Bank checks from the 1880s; Morr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to L********n.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Holladay Overland Mail & Express Line Receipts [155375]1376 - Holladay Overland Mail & Express Line Receipts [155375]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different, all unused. 1) Check for gold dust, dateline Virginia City, M.T. 186-. 3 x 7.25" 2) Pictorial check, dateline Virginia City...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Montana RN Check Collection [144724]1380 - Montana RN Check Collection [144724]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 27. Most different. All with imprinted revenues. 1) RN-G: Henry Elling, Virginia City (1880) Hecla Cons. MC, Glendale (1882); Madison Co., Virg
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Vignette Montana Checks [150101]1381 - Vignette Montana Checks [150101]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 40 vintage Montana checks with vignettes, including the Holladay Express stage coach line. Two dot; Virginia City; Dillon; Pony; Butte;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t******2 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Montana Banks Articles of Incorporation [148003]1382 - Montana Banks Articles of Incorporation [148003]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Articles of Incorporation from Powell National Bank, Missoula Trust and Savings, Scandinavian National Bank, Scottish American Mortgage and more. Dat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to m****y for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Montana Bar and Saloon Articles of Incorporation [148002]1383 - Montana Bar and Saloon Articles of Incorporation [148002]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Articles of Incorporation. University Club of Missoula, The Rochester Club. c.1910. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Montana City: Provenanc
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Montana Wine and Liquor Co. Article of Incorporation [148007]1384 - Montana Wine and Liquor Co. Article of Incorporation [148007]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Articles of Incorporation from Los Angeles Wine Co x2, Henry Greenhood Co, Kentucky Liquor Co. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Montana City
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Montana Coal and Petroleum Co. Articles of Incorporation [148001]1385 - Montana Coal and Petroleum Co. Articles of Incorporation [148001]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Article of Incorporation from Missoula Petroleum and Oil, Kennedy Creek Coal and Oak, Stoney Creek Coal, Butler Creek Coal, Roundup Coal, Hellgate Coa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to m****y for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Real Estate and Ditch Co. Articles of Incorporation [147865]1386 - Real Estate and Ditch Co. Articles of Incorporation [147865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 20 articles of incorporation for Montana companies including Big Sag Land and Live Stock, South Side Realty, Tiedt Land and Orchard, Suburban La
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Montana Beer Advertising, Railroad Tickets and Bank Slips [151288]1387 - Montana Beer Advertising, Railroad Tickets and Bank Slips [151288]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.25" Great Falls Fine Beer advertising aluminum canister with sewing thread inside. State Bank of Townsend checks in pad, approx. 25. Date: ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Montana Dept. of Insurance Certificates [147588]1388 - Montana Dept. of Insurance Certificates [147588]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Montana Dept. of Insurance Agent's Certificate of Authority issued to insurance carriers. All 1909. Date: Country (if not USA): State: M...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Montana Ephemera, Checks & Postal History Collection [151593]1389 - Montana Ephemera, Checks & Postal History Collection [151593]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 21 pieces of ephemera, 10 checks and 4 covers. Includes 7 liquor related (Malta, Marysville, Sun River, Sweet Grass, Choteau, Anaconda). Mining
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Montana Vintage School Photos, 2 [148697]1390 - Montana Vintage School Photos, 2 [148697]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Montana school photos, c. 1880's. No photographer noted. Pleasant ???, Dist. 1879. Fine + condition. 4.5x7.75". Date: Country (if not ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Rural Montana Photographs [147634]1391 - Rural Montana Photographs [147634]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two identical mounted photographs of a store front in an unknown town, possibly in rural Montana. There are several men standing in front of the store
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to J********w.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Outdoor Scene Photo Group [147842]1392 - Outdoor Scene Photo Group [147842]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Non identified photos. sourced from Montana. Some buildings have classic log cabin style construction. a canyon, a street scene with horses and more.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 250.00
Sold to j******g for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Montana Sepia Chrome Photos 1880's [150332]1393 - Montana Sepia Chrome Photos 1880's [150332]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Winter scenes Montana Sepia Chrome. 1880's Date: 1880s-1890s Country (if not USA): State: Montana City: Provenance: Stuart Mackenzie Mon...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Vintage Montana Bird Booklets [147845]1394 - Vintage Montana Bird Booklets [147845]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 Montana bird booklets. Summer Birds of Flathead Lake by Silloway 1903. Birds of Fergus County, Montana by Silloway 1902, both illustrated. Summer Bi
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Four Convocation Booklets Montana 1885-1904 [151188]1395 - Four Convocation Booklets Montana 1885-1904 [151188]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A small grouping of religious convocation booklets from Montana area Churches. Includes the Journal of The Fifth Annual Convocation of the Missionary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to H*******h for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Montana Political Signatures and Autographs (30) [148908]1396 - Montana Political Signatures and Autographs (30) [148908]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of about 30 letters with signatures and autographs from various state and national politicians from Montana and some other states like Nebraska,
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana Territorial Warrant Stubs; 1868 [147647]1397 - Montana Territorial Warrant Stubs; 1868 [147647]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of stubs for 50 and 100 dollar bonds issued in exchange for territorial warrants. These stubs give the name of the person they were issued to an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Montana Registered Mail & Bond Receipts Collection c. 1870s (16) [146964]1398 - Montana Registered Mail & Bond Receipts Collection c. 1870s (16) [146964]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 receipts from Montana, all dating to the 1870s. Included are 10 registered mail receipts , three with postmarks from Helena or Washington,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to t******2 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Lumber Hauling Group; 1873-75, 1899 [147320]1399 - Lumber Hauling Group; 1873-75, 1899 [147320]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of pages that were originally from a ledger of a lumber hauling company. These pages show statistics for the company by month between 1873 and 1
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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