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
SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Azores Postcard Collection [142082]2000 - Azores Postcard Collection [142082]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine vintage postcards from the Azore Islands. People and places. Date: Country (if not USA): Azore Islands State: City: Provenance: K
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to S******e for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Bahamas Postcard Collection [142462]2001 - Bahamas Postcard Collection [142462]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25 vintage postcards from the Bahamas. Street scenes, people, sponge market, fishing boats. Date: Country (if not USA): Bahamas State: C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m***p for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Banff Street Scenes, Mountains and Hotel's (21) [143447]2002 - Banff Street Scenes, Mountains and Hotel's (21) [143447]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 21. RPCs, Wht borders, Color. Nine postmarked : Edmonton, Victoria B.C., Banff,. 1, 3 cent stamps. One Souvenir Card w/1 cent Cartier &a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 45.00 | Estimate : 90.00 - 300.00
 
 
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CPR  RR Postcards [142105]2003 - CPR RR Postcards [142105]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17. Some color, RPCs, wht border.. Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) promoted Banff and others towns. Also owned the Chateau at Lake Louise.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Alberta Canada Postcards [143441]2004 - Alberta Canada Postcards [143441]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11. Color, B/W. Some RPC's., white borders. Seven postmarked: Medicine Hat, Calgary, Brookings S.D. 1,3,4 cent stamps. One leather ca...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Prince Rupert Canada Postcards [142102]2005 - Prince Rupert Canada Postcards [142102]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Two postmarked : Prince Rupert, 1, 3 cent stamps. BIRDSEYE : Prince Rupert one in color, one RPC, wht border photo by J.W. STREET LEVEL
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m*****Q for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Rare Vancouver Fire Department Postcard [134390]2006 - Rare Vancouver Fire Department Postcard [134390]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the only fire department card we ran across sorting over 1,000 Canadian postcards from the Prag Collection. "Fire Hall, Vancouver, B.C....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
Sold to j*****0 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Harbor, Bays and Lions Gate Bridge Vancouver Postcards [143430]2007 - Harbor, Bays and Lions Gate Bridge Vancouver Postcards [143430]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 37. Color, B/W, wht borders. Split-back and non-split, Fourteen postmarked : Vancouver.. 1,2,3 4 cent stamp. One Canadian 7 cent duck stamp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*****0 for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Vancouver Buildings and Street Scene Postcards [143428]2008 - Vancouver Buildings and Street Scene Postcards [143428]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 34. Split-back and non-split. Some marked Private Post Card, Souvenir Post Card. Some RPC's, wht border. Seventeen postmarked w/1,2...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vancouver Postcards (30) [143429]2009 - Vancouver Postcards (30) [143429]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 30. Color, B/W, some white borders, RPG's. Eight postmarked : Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Cloverdale. Street level I.e; Si Wash Rock, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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British Columbia Hand Colored Real Photo  Post Cards [142108]2010 - British Columbia Hand Colored Real Photo Post Cards [142108]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. None postmarked. Hand Colored by Gowan Sutton Vancouver, J.Fred Spaulding competition. Originally sold in booklet form. Each was perfo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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British Columbia Hand Colored Real Photo Post Cards  [142107]2011 - British Columbia Hand Colored Real Photo Post Cards [142107]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 . Collection of Hand Colored RPC's by J. Fred Spaulding of Vancouver. He was in competition w/ Gowen, Sutton & CO of Vancouver ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Hand Colored Real Photo Post Cards Canada [142109]2012 - Hand Colored Real Photo Post Cards Canada [142109]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. Hand colored by Gowen, Sutton Co. We're sold individually and promoted the CPRR route. Three postmarked : Lake Louise, Vancouver, ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nelson (The Queen City), Field, Fraser River Postcards [142099]2013 - Nelson (The Queen City), Field, Fraser River Postcards [142099]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. Two postmarked : Winnipeg, Kamloops. 1,2 cent stamp. 2 cent is Cartier & Champlain. Three marked Canadian Souvenir Card.. One ...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Winnipeg Canada Postcards.  [143446]2014 - Winnipeg Canada Postcards. [143446]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 30. RPCs mixed in, wht borders. Nine are imprinted Private Post Card. Five Souvenir Cards. Three amateur radio info cards, one mailed to G
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 90.00
Sold to b****0 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Canada Post Cards [142104]2015 - Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Canada Post Cards [142104]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24. Two Canadian Souvenir Cards and one Private Mailing Card. One amateur radio info card Six are NOT postmarked. Postmarks : St John'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
Sold to j*****0 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Regina Cyclone Postcards [143435]2016 - Regina Cyclone Postcards [143435]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Three postmarked :not readable, one GUAM. 1,2,3 cent stamps. Three Street view card. C.P.R, Depots: Regina and Moose jaw. Post Offic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Niagara Falls Postcard Collection [134392]2017 - Niagara Falls Postcard Collection [134392]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24. Best is a Private Mailing Card (mailed 1907) showing a work of art, "Niagara Falls in Diamonds," made in Toronto and worth $100...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Niagara Falls,  RCMP Canadian Post Cards [143443]2018 - Niagara Falls, RCMP Canadian Post Cards [143443]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 51. Mostly Color. Some RPC's and wht. Borders Two Tuck's Post Cards. Three Fan View Cards (slide open to make a fan w/pictures on...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Yukon Postcards  (Self I.D) [143434]2019 - Yukon Postcards (Self I.D) [143434]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. One split-back. Three Wht Borders. None postmarked. Distant view of Lake Bennett made famous by Canadian Poet Robert W. Service. St
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Canadian Mining Postcards [143433]2020 - Canadian Mining Postcards [143433]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11. Wht Borders, some RPC's. One Private Postcard. Six postmarked : Victoria, Atkin, Kimberly, Glacier Bay,. 1.2.3 cent stamps ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Canadian Postal History Postcards [134391]2021 - Canadian Postal History Postcards [134391]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six c.1870s postal cards. Four were mailed c.1875-76: Exeter, Toronto, Hamilton. Two unused, including one for Newfoundland. Approx. 3 x 4.7...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m***p for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Canadian Postcards [143427]2022 - Canadian Postcards [143427]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. One not postmarked. Split-back and non-split. Souvenir Post Card : Canadian National Exhibition postmarked 1907 South Dakota. One
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Small Town of Canada Post Cards [142103]2023 - Small Town of Canada Post Cards [142103]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40+. RPC's w/wht border mixed in. Five marked Souvenir Post Card. Ten. One blank letterhead Radium Hot Springs Bungalow Camp. Postmar...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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The Great Divide Canada Postcards.  [143432]2024 - The Great Divide Canada Postcards. [143432]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 22. Wht. Borders, RPC's, Color/B-W,, split-backs. Six have been stamped "Mailed From the Top OF the World". Three postmar...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Caribbean Island Postcard Collection [142420]2025 - Caribbean Island Postcard Collection [142420]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 30 mostly vintage postcards from Caribbean Islands: Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago. Date: Country (if
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to W****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Martinique Postcard Collection [142435]2026 - Martinique Postcard Collection [142435]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 20 vintage postcards from the Caribbean island of Martinique. Only one written on. Buildings, statues, harbor scenes. Date: Country (if
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to W****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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China Postcards: Shanghai [134870]2027 - China Postcards: Shanghai [134870]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14 postcards including 5 real photo. Rest include 2 undivided back and 7 early divided back. Views include: Nankin Road; barber in the street;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m***p for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Ecuador Postcard Collection [142464]2029 - Ecuador Postcard Collection [142464]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 25 vintage postcards from Ecuador. About half are artists rendering of people and scenes. Date: Country (if not USA): Ecuador State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to W****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Egyptian Postcard Collection [142458]2030 - Egyptian Postcard Collection [142458]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 25 vintage RPCs of Egyptian ruins, all unwritten on. Karnak, Ramses, Mrs. Ramses and more. Date: Country (if not USA): Egypt State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to d****9 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Very Rare Julien Damoy Stereoscopic Views postcard Collection (5 pieces) [138211]2031 - Very Rare Julien Damoy Stereoscopic Views postcard Collection (5 pieces) [138211]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Julien Damoy (1844 - 1941) was a famous chain store creator and winery owner who published numerous series of stereoscopic postcards which were delive
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Dominican Republic Postcards [138922]2028 - Dominican Republic Postcards [138922]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24 postcards from the Dominican Republic. 14 of these are RPCs and the other 10 are color postcards. Most are dated 1912. Nice variety of postc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m***p for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Vintage Guatemalan Postcard Collection [146117]2032 - Vintage Guatemalan Postcard Collection [146117]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14 vintage postcards from Guatemala. Gran Hotel; Puerto Barrios; People. Date: Country (if not USA): Guatemala State: City: Provenance
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to K**********s for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vintage Budapest Postcard Collection [142434]2033 - Vintage Budapest Postcard Collection [142434]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 20 vintage European produced postcards of Budapest on the Danube. Buildings, bridges and statues. Date: Country (if not USA): Hungary
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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India Vintage Postcard Collection [142456]2034 - India Vintage Postcard Collection [142456]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18 vintage RPCs of life in India. People, elephants, Bombay street scene, Sunset on the Adyar, Madras. Date: Country (if not USA): India S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to W****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Vintage Postcards of Italy [143324]2036 - Vintage Postcards of Italy [143324]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 25 vintage postcards from Italy. Rome, Milan, Florence, Mt. Vesuvius. Date: Country (if not USA): Italy State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Venice Italy Vintage Postcards, 20 [155088]2035 - Venice Italy Vintage Postcards, 20 [155088]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 20 c. 1902 Venice post cards with canals and historical figures. Date: Country (if not USA): Italy State: City: Venice Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to t********f for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Jamaica Postcard Collection [143294]2037 - Jamaica Postcard Collection [143294]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 20 vintage post cards from Jamaica, mostly featuring people. Date: Country (if not USA): Jamaica State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Coll
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to W****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Vintage Postcards of Liechtenstein [145492]2038 - Vintage Postcards of Liechtenstein [145492]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three vintage postcards of Liechtenstein. Schloss Lichtenstein, Schlos Vaduz. One postmarked 1909 and addressed to Marin County California. D
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Mauritius Postcard Collection [142436]2039 - Mauritius Postcard Collection [142436]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven vintage postcards from Mauritius showing sugar factories, railway bridge, Grand River, Port Louis. Date: Country (if not USA): Maurit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m*****Q for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Postcard Collection: Monte Carlo [136281]2040 - Postcard Collection: Monte Carlo [136281]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 30 vintage postcards from the romantic casino de Monte Carlo. Postmarks from 1900 and 1906. One card features coins of the realm. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Vintage Postcards from Morocco [143296]2041 - Vintage Postcards from Morocco [143296]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 30 vintage post cards featuring the people and places of Morocco. Most unwritten. Date: Country (if not USA): Morocco State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to W****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Philippines Miscellaneous Postcard Group [134872]2042 - Philippines Miscellaneous Postcard Group [134872]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 27 including 9 real photo postcards and 2 undivided back. Rest are a mix of earlier printed and modern chrome. Bonus items incl. a ticket for t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to t******2 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Philippines Postcards: Manila [134869]2043 - Philippines Postcards: Manila [134869]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 45. Includes 11 real photo postcards, 10 undivided back, and the rest are earlier divided back. Please inspect. Date: Country (if not USA):
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to t******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Puerto Rico Postcards [148874]2044 - Puerto Rico Postcards [148874]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 40 vintage postcards from the island of Puerto Rico. Date: Country (if not USA): Puerto Rico State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m*****Q for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) Postcard Group [134877]2045 - Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) Postcard Group [134877]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18. All divided back, most published by Plate Ltd., Ceylon. None mailed. Views of: Governor Sir Henry Ward statue; street scene in Pettah; Tali
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to W****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Queen's Doll House Tuck's Postcard Collection (50) [142569]2046 - Queen's Doll House Tuck's Postcard Collection (50) [142569]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 50 Tuck's postcards depicting the Queen's Doll House showing images of the various rooms, furniture, dinnerware, fire engine, etc. A...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Tuck's British and Canadian Military Postcards (57) [141270]2047 - Tuck's British and Canadian Military Postcards (57) [141270]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large grouping of fifty-seven Tuck's cards that feature British and Canadian troops. These are signed by Harry Payne. Several cards show the c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*****Q for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Uruguay Postcard Collection [130813]2048 - Uruguay Postcard Collection [130813]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 cards from early 1900's color to black and white and a few RPC's. Date: Country (if not USA): Uruguay State: City: Provenan...
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Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to l******8 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Rare Nome, Alaska Dog Team and Steamer Postcard [134387]2049 - Rare Nome, Alaska Dog Team and Steamer Postcard [134387]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare postcard. Titled, "Dog team hauling freight from Steamer Corwin, Five miles out at Sea, Nome, Alaska." Published by FH Nowell. Wrange...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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