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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Montana Metallic Ephemera [158519]1400 - Montana Metallic Ephemera [158519]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Top part of a mining breast badge for the 1910 AIME national mining congress (at Goldfield Nevada). this piece shows mining scenes at left and right,
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to m****y for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Document with early Nevada State Seal; 1871 [153587]1401 - Document with early Nevada State Seal; 1871 [153587]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Document signed by J.D. Minor, Secretary of State of the State of Nevada, dated March 4, 1871. The interesting part of this document is the Nevada sta
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nevada Bond signed by Governor Blasdel [150407]1402 - Nevada Bond signed by Governor Blasdel [150407]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great vignette of mining, railroad, and Native Americans. Issued to treasurer Rhoades [famous for Rhodes March fame]. Blasdell was famous through Neva
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Saddle Club Gaming Chip [154622]1403 - Saddle Club Gaming Chip [154622]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One green gaming chip: Saddle Club / (pictorial saddle) / Ely, Nevada. Same both sides. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Nevada City: Ely Pro
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ely Treasurer's Requests of the Bank of California for $500 in Half Dollars [130034]1404 - Ely Treasurer's Requests of the Bank of California for $500 in Half Dollars [130034]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes two requests for $500 n half dollars and a receipt for sending them to J. F. Miles County Treasurer. Two Bank of California corner advertisin
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Bernard Baruch Autographed Letter- RARE [145081]1405 - Bernard Baruch Autographed Letter- RARE [145081]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Typewritten letter w/envelope to Mr. Barnet Nover/journalist signed by Bernard M. Baruch/NYC congratulating Mr. Nover for an article he wrote titled...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charette Drug Company Comb, Goldfield, Nevada [128314]1406 - Charette Drug Company Comb, Goldfield, Nevada [128314]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White metal comb, seven inches long, with several teeth missing from the Charette Drug Company, Goldfield Nevada. Date: Country (if not USA):
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to n*******g for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Humboldt County Recorder document with NV 5 cent stamps; 1865 [153584]1407 - Humboldt County Recorder document with NV 5 cent stamps; 1865 [153584]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Document written and signed P.K. Safford, County Recorder of Humboldt County. Dated November 13, 1865. This document certifies the appointment of a No
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********r for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Las Vegas Baseball Club $1.00 Ticket [130130]1408 - Las Vegas Baseball Club $1.00 Ticket [130130]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
There was a Las Vegas Baseball Club that ran the Las Vegas Wranglers c1856 in the Arizona-Mexico League? The $1.00 means it is not modern & #821...
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Reno School Autograph Book, 1942 [155125]1409 - Reno School Autograph Book, 1942 [155125]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reno school autograph book, 1942, belonging to Ann Heim. Also some of here later credential cards. BD Billinghurst Junior HS. Date: Country (if not
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Nevada Post Trader Letterhead [151174]1410 - Nevada Post Trader Letterhead [151174]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare post-trader letter from Nevada. J.O. Gregory Letterhead. The 1870 U.S. Census shows Gregory living on Longley Ranch in the Truckee Meadows. The l
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Harpers Magazine: A Peep At Washoe [147051]1411 - Harpers Magazine: A Peep At Washoe [147051]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Comstock history: 18 pages torn from the January 1861 issue of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, featuring an article entitled "A Peep At Was...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to T*******4 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Two Wells Fargo Virginia City, Nevada Territory Certificates of Deposit [155321]1412 - Two Wells Fargo Virginia City, Nevada Territory Certificates of Deposit [155321]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. These are some of the earliest Comstock documents you can collect. These are rarer than the certificates from Gold Hill. 1) No. 2375, issued
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Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******n for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Gold Hill, Nevada Territory Wells Fargo COD to JC Clark, Ties to George Hearst [155325]1413 - Gold Hill, Nevada Territory Wells Fargo COD to JC Clark, Ties to George Hearst [155325]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This territorial Comstock COD is dripping with history. It is issued to JC Clark, who was a cousin of mining magnate George Hearst. Jacob Clark came w
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Start Price : 160.00 | Estimate : 320.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Nevada Territory's First Order for Office Supplies; 1862 [153576]1415 - Nevada Territory's First Order for Office Supplies; 1862 [153576]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is Nevada Territory's first order for office supplies to set up shop. It is for supplies bought from Wm. B. Cooke & Co., Importing Stat...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Henry Clews & Co. Investment Guides [135183]1416 - Henry Clews & Co. Investment Guides [135183]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Both from Henry Clews & Co. Bankers, New York. 1) 1897. 107 pages. Reports of Railroad and Industrial companies. 5.25 x 4" Rips a...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to c******m for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Two Issues Avant Garde Magazine [147108]1417 - Two Issues Avant Garde Magazine [147108]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1. Jan. 1968 issue : re-design of the dollar bill, articles on Paul Krassner, Andy Warhol w photos of models, walk with Mr. & Mrs. ...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nevada (Comstock) and Bodie RN Checks! [151811]1414 - Nevada (Comstock) and Bodie RN Checks! [151811]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight. 1) 1870 Virginia. Imprinted green Nevada 2c revenue stamp and imprinted 2c US revenue stamp. Gould & Curry SMC. Singed by superint...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to Z******4 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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New York Clipper Ship Documents, 2 [155034]1418 - New York Clipper Ship Documents, 2 [155034]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 clipper ship documents. 1864, The Theobald carrying 2395 bars of railway iron to Brooklyn, NY. 1866, The Charles Poole carrying timber under deck to
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to m****y for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Zeppelin Passenger's Log Book [155979]1420 - Zeppelin Passenger's Log Book [155979]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Reliance, of Goodyear's blimp fleet, was launched October 30, 1931 at Akron Ohio. This flight log from the Akron airport lists five passeng...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rodefer National Glass Works Checks, 2 [155029]1421 - Rodefer National Glass Works Checks, 2 [155029]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 1905 Rodefer National Glass Works checks, 1905, with nice factory vignettes. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Ohio City: Bellaire Provenanc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to f*********e for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Vincent, Sturm, and Co. Correspondence; 1869 [146957]1422 - Vincent, Sturm, and Co. Correspondence; 1869 [146957]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Correspondence between Sanford K. Barstow and Vincent, Sturm and Co., a furniture manufacturer in Cleveland Ohio. The correspondence is in regards to
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Oklahoma Territory Designated Photographs (15) [154439]1423 - Oklahoma Territory Designated Photographs (15) [154439]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 portrait photographs from studios in towns designated as Oklahoma Territory. These towns include Ponca City, Enid, Perry, Oklahoma City, Alv
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Stereoview of Medford Oregon [140141]1424 - Stereoview of Medford Oregon [140141]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One stereo view card of Medford Oregon taken from the roof of Medford Hotel. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Oregon City: Medford Provenance
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Champion Spouting Springs Stereo View [139309]1419 - Champion Spouting Springs Stereo View [139309]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare view of Champion Springs of Saratoga New York. The company also produced embossed bottles. The mineral water was touted as a remedy in the treatm
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to L******8 for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Portland, Oregon, Map & Booklet [147791]1425 - Portland, Oregon, Map & Booklet [147791]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Portland, Oregon, Publications of Interest: 1) The World's Sea Lanes Lead to the Port of Portland, 1920 Issued by the Port of Portland Commissio...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Banknote Company Proof Vignettes [151336]1426 - Banknote Company Proof Vignettes [151336]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 100 proof vignettes across many genres. Coats of arms, sailboats, Yellowstone Falls, fire apparatus, pyramids, ship harbor, buildings and more.
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Start Price : 160.00 | Estimate : 320.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Mining Banknote Company Proof Vignettes [151326]1427 - Mining Banknote Company Proof Vignettes [151326]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
c. 1875-1885, about 65 mostly mining proof vignettes._x000D_ Date: Country (if not USA): State: Pennsylvania City: Philadelphia Provenance:
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania Deeds with Stamps, 5 [155067]1428 - Pennsylvania Deeds with Stamps, 5 [155067]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Pennsylvania deeds with stamps. Civil War and post war era. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Pennsylvania City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Gone With the Wind Movie Tickets FIRST RUN (4) South Carolina 1940 [129731]1429 - Gone With the Wind Movie Tickets FIRST RUN (4) South Carolina 1940 [129731]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four "Gone With the Wind" FIRST RUN tickets from the Dillon Theatre in Dillon, S.C., for a Saturday evening showing, April 13, 1940. This ...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Millbanks, South Dakota Photograph [147449]1430 - Millbanks, South Dakota Photograph [147449]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mounted photograph of two buildings in Millbanks, South Dakota, probably from the late 19th or early 20th century. There are four men standing outside
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Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to d****z for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Three John Twohig, Banker Checks [151807]1431 - Three John Twohig, Banker Checks [151807]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Dec. 10, 1872. Pay William H. Young one hundred gold. 2) April 27, 1872. Great oval cancel. Pay L. Veith $175 in gold. 3) Dec. 11, 1879. Mason, Tex
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Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to t*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Texas Tip Tray; 1909 [153628]1432 - Texas Tip Tray; 1909 [153628]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tip tray with an image of a horse. The text around the outside says "R.W. Sandifer. Plano, Texas. 1899-1909. 10th Anniversary." There is a...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to t*******e for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Luray & Shenandoah Caverns Booklets & Postcards [147793]1433 - Luray & Shenandoah Caverns Booklets & Postcards [147793]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Caverns of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia: 1) The Shenandoah Caverns, acclaimed by visitors as the most beautiful in Virginia 10 page, 7-1/2 x 9&...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Albert Ahern Congressional Country Club Invitation [155072]1434 - Albert Ahern Congressional Country Club Invitation [155072]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Congressional Country Club invitation for Albert H Ahern, during Herbert Hoover presidential era. About 15 pages with country club illustrations. Dat
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Memorial Addresses of Sydney P. Epes [150202]1435 - Memorial Addresses of Sydney P. Epes [150202]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Sydney P .Epes, March 24-June 4, 1900. 72 pp, p15 detached, pencil writing on back blank page, spine d
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1993-2001 Inauguration Badges [131052]1436 - 1993-2001 Inauguration Badges [131052]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1993, # 1962 & 3992, Metropolitan Police D.C. Bastian Mfg. 2001, #212, DOJ Justice Protective Service. Collinson Ent. Never is...
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Estimate : 360.00 - 900.00
Sold to c******1 for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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National Assoc. of Postmasters 39th Convention Delegate ribbon/Badge [147150]1437 - National Assoc. of Postmasters 39th Convention Delegate ribbon/Badge [147150]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
National Assoc. of Postmasters 39th annual convention Oct 10, 1939. Delegate ribbon of Wm. St. Germain Jersey City , NJ. Blue ribbon , Name in encas
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Capt. Midnight Decoder Badges [147152]1438 - Capt. Midnight Decoder Badges [147152]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
lot of 2. 1946 Capt. Midnight Mirro-Flash Codeo-O-Graph badge. One is in excellent condition in plastic box protector. 2nd one is in very good condit
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sharpshooter Badge [145102]1439 - Sharpshooter Badge [145102]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NRA 50 ft. Award with nine blue enameled levels of achievement. Five inches long. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Salv
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to m****y for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Brady Fire Department Badge [132841]1440 - Brady Fire Department Badge [132841]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an eagle-top fireman's badge. Embossed "Brady Fire Department". Heavily worn face, bent pin back, hallmark under clasp. About ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Fire Ephemera [150189]1441 - Fire Ephemera [150189]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NY Fire Chiefs' Manual 1943-cover only. NYFD 1952 Presentation of Medals booklet. Finestra Solid Steel Windows sales brochure. Date: Country ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Firefighters Memorabilia (6) [139160]1442 - Firefighters Memorabilia (6) [139160]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 items. Five ribbons and one pin w/ribbon; Two blue ribbons from Volunteer Firemen's Association dated 1885 and 1888. One red lettering ...
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Estimate : 110.00 - 260.00
Sold to m****y for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Norwich Union Fire Office Silver Inlay Knife [159018]1443 - Norwich Union Fire Office Silver Inlay Knife [159018]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver inlay commemorative knife. Norwich Union/Fire Office/Organized 1797. Salingen Germany. 9x1". Date: Country (if not USA): State: C...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to m****y for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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German Remontoir Pocket Watch [150462]1444 - German Remontoir Pocket Watch [150462]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare and unusual silver Remontoir pocket watch. Cylinder 6 Rubis, 67754. The case has the German Silver hallmark, "Crescent / Crown". Silv...
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Estimate : 280.00 - 500.00
Sold to f*********e for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Gruen Verithin Pocket Watch [150471]1445 - Gruen Verithin Pocket Watch [150471]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gruen 14k yellow gold Verithin open face pocket watch. Engraved on back "HPK". Though non-working, this watch is in very good condition. ...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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JG Lady Racine Pocket Watch [150463]1446 - JG Lady Racine Pocket Watch [150463]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique Rare JG (Julien Gallet) Lady Racine Pocket Watch 0.935 Silver pocket watch case. engraved inside case "Kate". Non working, 386848...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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English Sterling Pair Cased Verge Pocket Watch [150451]1447 - English Sterling Pair Cased Verge Pocket Watch [150451]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A mid 19th Century English sterling silver pair cased verge pocket watch. White enamel dial with central polychrome enamel scene depicting a scene wit
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to m****y for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Fine Silver Pocket Watch [150464]1448 - Fine Silver Pocket Watch [150464]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unmarked key wind pocket watch. Silver case, gold clock hands. Face--1.75". Hairline crack on enamel face. Marked RJA (Retail Jewelers Assoc.) ...
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Start Price : 145.00 | Estimate : 290.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Kendal & Dent Pocket Watch [150465]1449 - Kendal & Dent Pocket Watch [150465]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Kendal & Dent, London pocket watch. Makers to the Admiralty. A Swiss made silver pocket watch. Silver case has the Swiss .935 silver marks, smoo...
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Start Price : 160.00 | Estimate : 320.00 - 600.00
 
 
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