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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New Jersey Postcard Collection [143855]2550 - New Jersey Postcard Collection [143855]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 80 vintage post cards from New Jersey. Asbury Park, Wildwood, Jersey City, Montclair and many others. Date: Country (if not USA):
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Pueblo Indians Postcard Group [135752]2551 - Pueblo Indians Postcard Group [135752]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. Includes: 1) Raised color image of Touch-I-Goo, Indian Squaw, by Tammen. Mailed 1905 from Albuquerque. 2) Two unmailed early color
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 70.00
Sold to R*******8 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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RPCs of Arcade New York [143854]2552 - RPCs of Arcade New York [143854]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six vintage real photo post cards of the Wyoming County town of Arcade New York. Churches, street scene, Merrell Soule Co. factory. Date: Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****d for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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New York Amusement Park Postcards (15) [128231]2553 - New York Amusement Park Postcards (15) [128231]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 15 postcards showing various amusement park scenes. Included is Steeple Chase Park, Steeple Chase Park, Euclid Beach Park and more. So
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Coney Island Postcard Collection [143850]2554 - Coney Island Postcard Collection [143850]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 vintage post cards of New York's Coney Island amusement park. "Shooting the Chutes", "The Flip-Flap", beach s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to a******4 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Buildings of New York Post Cards. [142189]2555 - Buildings of New York Post Cards. [142189]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 41. Split back B/W. Twenty Two postmarked : N.Y., Yonkers, Rochester, Grand Cents STS. N.Y., Capitol Station N.Y. Street level: Churches
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********s.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Chrome-Litho New York City Post Cards [142193]2556 - Chrome-Litho New York City Post Cards [142193]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15. Seven postmarked : N.Y., San Antonio, Johnsonburg N.J., Grand Central, 1 cent stamps. Street level view: Park Row, Madison Square and
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Early Collector Postcard of Donnybrook New York [142198]2557 - Early Collector Postcard of Donnybrook New York [142198]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Postmarked 1907, NY,, cancelled 1 cent stamp. Street level view of Donnybrook church and trolley cars. Color, borderless. Back has a Article attached
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
Sold to d****9 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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New York City Bldg/Scene Post Cards [142191]2558 - New York City Bldg/Scene Post Cards [142191]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25. Modern Chromes. Six postmarked: Baltimore, Providence, N.Y., Wash. D.C., United Nations, 1,2,3 and 5 cent stamps (One UN stamp). Stre
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
 
 
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New York City Harbor Post Cards [142192]2559 - New York City Harbor Post Cards [142192]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 23. Color, B/W,. Fourteen postmarked : Grand Central, N.Y. Sananto & Sanderson R.P.O. , Time Square, 1 and 2 cent stamps. Street le...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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New York Hotels and Restaurants Post Cards [142194]2560 - New York Hotels and Restaurants Post Cards [142194]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 29. Chrome-Litho, B/W, some white borders, some ad cards. Eleven are postmarked : Albany, Grand Centra Sta., N.Y., Syracuse, 1 and 2 ce
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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New York to Paris Auto Race Postcards (7) [141094]2561 - New York to Paris Auto Race Postcards (7) [141094]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of six advertising cards from Brooklyn based Garfield Tea Company showing the Great Race from New York to Paris that took place in 1908 and wa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***4 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Unusual New York Post Cards [142200]2562 - Unusual New York Post Cards [142200]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12. B/W. Color Ten postmarked : N.Y., Times Square, White Plains, North White Lake, 1 cent stamps. One 3-D embossed card Park Row Bldg.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 80.00
Sold to m********s.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Riverside Dr RPC. [141254]2563 - Riverside Dr RPC. [141254]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Borderless RPC , street level view of Riverside Dr. North from 140th St., New York. People strolling, Horse Drawn Carriages. No writing. Date: 1910
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********s.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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New York Railroad Stations Elevated Trains [142196]2564 - New York Railroad Stations Elevated Trains [142196]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16. Color, B/W, some white borders, Six postmarked : Grand Central Annex, N.Y., 1 and 2 cent stamps. Street Level View: Grand Central Stati
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******n for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Radio City Music Hall Post Cards [142195]2565 - Radio City Music Hall Post Cards [142195]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12. Radio City Music Hall, most famous music venue of them all. B/W and color. Some white borders, Interior and exterior. Six are postmarked
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Rattlesnake Pete & His Dogs Postcard [134784]2566 - Rattlesnake Pete & His Dogs Postcard [134784]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Divided back (unmailed) postcard of Rattlesnake Pete and his dogs Bruno and Nero. Listed at 8 & 10 Mill Street, Rochester, New York. Some ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to t********f for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Military West Point, NY Postcards (30) [141397]2567 - Military West Point, NY Postcards (30) [141397]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty postcards of the military at West Point, New York. Mostly color cards of dress parades and graduations. Many Pre-1910. Includes artillery drill
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to S*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Albany, Niagara Falls PMCs [141251]2568 - Albany, Niagara Falls PMCs [141251]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. PMCs, pioneer cards with rare split back souvenir card. Color, some with white borders. None are postmarked. Street level : Horse Shoe Fal
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Old RPCs of New York [143808]2569 - Old RPCs of New York [143808]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight vintage RPPCs from New York state. Trenton, Holland Patent, Springville, Collins Center. Date: Country (if not USA): State: New Yo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****d for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vintage New York Postcards [143465]2570 - Vintage New York Postcards [143465]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 60 vintage post cards from New York state, other than NYC. Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Rochester, Hudson River and others. Date: Country (i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to c***c for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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New York YMCA Postcards [141255]2571 - New York YMCA Postcards [141255]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. B/W. Some w/white borders. Five postmarked: N.Y., New London, Syracuse., 1 cent stamps (One has not been cancelled). Street level vie
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Oklahoma Postcard Collection [134969]2572 - Oklahoma Postcard Collection [134969]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 64 including 9 real photo. Rest are divided back, most early printed with a handful of more modern cards. Views include: fire ruins at Nowata;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold to c***c for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Hershey's & Other Chocolate-Related Postcard Group [134878]2573 - Hershey's & Other Chocolate-Related Postcard Group [134878]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20 chocolate postcards and one stamp. All are divided back except for two: Private Mailing Card for Bensdorp's Royal Dutch Cocoa & Ch...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******n for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Waco TX Flood RPC [142181]2574 - Waco TX Flood RPC [142181]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
B/W RPC of the 1913 fools of Waco Texas. Non-white border. Embossed by photographer McCall. Birdseye view looking over the Brazos River overlooking
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Amarillo , EL Paso TX Postcards [142182]2575 - Amarillo , EL Paso TX Postcards [142182]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two B/W folding panorama cards around the early 1900"s era. Borderless. 1. El Paso Tx International Bridge, not postmarked.. 2. Amarillo, T...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Postcard of Elephant Butte Dam Construction. Rio Grande River [142186]2576 - Postcard of Elephant Butte Dam Construction. Rio Grande River [142186]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Color historic Photo Postcard of the Elephant Butte Dam near El Paso Tx. Borderless, postmarked :Salinas Cal. 1 cent stamp. Info On dam . Project w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 70.00
Sold to j*****0 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Texas Advertising Post Cards. (Ephemera) [141267]2577 - Texas Advertising Post Cards. (Ephemera) [141267]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. 1. One postmarked Terrell TX. 3D card w cowgirl (probably dance hall girl) w/six gun, Union Shield top left Texas State seal top right.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to s********y for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Texas Drug Store Interior Post Cards [141265]2578 - Texas Drug Store Interior Post Cards [141265]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. B/W. Postmarked. Vernon, Palestine, 1 cent cancelled stamps. Both very rare. 1. Braxton Drug CO. Spring St store interior, Palestine.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Texas Military Real Photo Post Cards [141269]2579 - Texas Military Real Photo Post Cards [141269]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Military RPCs. B/W, two w/white borders. One Postmarked Randolph Field. 1 cent cancelled stamp. Flight Formation over Randolph Field, Ca
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Military Various U.S. Forts and Camps, WWII Postcards (36) [141295]2580 - Military Various U.S. Forts and Camps, WWII Postcards (36) [141295]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty-six U.S. Forts and Camps postcards from various midwestern and eastern states of troops and mounted cavalry. Includes ten Virginia cards from C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to S*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Vintage Postcards & Ephemera of Washington State [148146]2581 - Vintage Postcards & Ephemera of Washington State [148146]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Private Mailing Card: Greetings from Seattle, totem pole in Pioneer Square; RPC of Smith Tower, Seattle, with flyer explaining the details of construc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to T*****5 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Animals on Postcards Collections [142425]2582 - Animals on Postcards Collections [142425]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 postcards featuring animals: monkeys, snakes, giraffes, giant pandas, bears, buffalo, zebras, zoo cards. Date: Country (if not USA):
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Birds, Bugs & Butterfly Postcards [142064]2583 - Birds, Bugs & Butterfly Postcards [142064]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 30 postcards featuring birds, bugs or butterflies. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to a******4 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Postcards of Bugs [142460]2584 - Postcards of Bugs [142460]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 vintage postcards featuring bugs. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to a******4 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Butterfly Vintage Postcard Collection [142459]2585 - Butterfly Vintage Postcard Collection [142459]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 20 vintage postcards featuring butterflies. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to a******4 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Cats Postcard Collection [142084]2586 - Cats Postcard Collection [142084]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 50 vintage postcards concerning cats. A rare leather postcard. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Col
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to a******4 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Dog Postcards: Hand-Colored Real Photo Group [134966]2587 - Dog Postcards: Hand-Colored Real Photo Group [134966]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 different. All but one are hand-colored real photo postcards. Eight feature dogs with girls or ladies. The last is an adorable shot of a grou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to t**********3 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Dog Postcards: Kennel Clubs, Racing [134967]2588 - Dog Postcards: Kennel Clubs, Racing [134967]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 27 postcards and 3 pieces of ephemera. Postcards are mostly linen and modern chrome but include one real photo. Many Florida kennels and race t
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Dog Postcards: Sled Dog Real Photo Postcards [134974]2589 - Dog Postcards: Sled Dog Real Photo Postcards [134974]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13 different RPPC. Includes: Tekoa, Washington; Chickroot Summit; "Esquimaux dogs"; Alaska dog team; Mail dog team, Atlin, British ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Florida And Arkansas Ostrich Farms Postcards. [142237]2591 - Florida And Arkansas Ostrich Farms Postcards. [142237]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Color, B/W, One non split-back. Five postmarked. : Jacksonville, Hot Springs ARK., Binghamton N.Y.. Date: 1911-23 Country (if no
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Goats and Pigs on Postcards [143463]2592 - Goats and Pigs on Postcards [143463]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 60 vintage post cards featuring pigs and goats. Goats pulling, carts, feeding young children. Pigs of all manner. Date: Country (if no
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Horse-Related Postcards: Parades, Teams, Beer [134765]2593 - Horse-Related Postcards: Parades, Teams, Beer [134765]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20. Includes: 5 real photo postcards (Ed Stinson's Draft Horses, Famous Liberty Drill Team, Hialeah Park Miami Jockey Club, and a freight...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to f*****a for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Elephants on Postcard Collection [143851]2590 - Elephants on Postcard Collection [143851]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 20 vintage postcards with elephants. Bertha and Tina from the Sparks Nugget; elephants in India, Ceylon, zoos. And the Elephant Hotel at M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m***p for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Horses with Ladies Photo Postcards [134766]2594 - Horses with Ladies Photo Postcards [134766]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. All different. Two feature the same girl. Four are French (Bleuet, Le'o, and PC publishers). Mailed 1917, 1921, 1924, 1931. One unmail...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Marine Life Postcard Collection [142422]2595 - Marine Life Postcard Collection [142422]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 vintage postcards pertaining to ocean life. Mostly whales, but barracuda and fish as well. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m***p for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Parrot Postcard Collection [142066]2596 - Parrot Postcard Collection [142066]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 20 postcards with colorful parrots. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Rooster Postcard Collection [142063]2597 - Rooster Postcard Collection [142063]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 15 postcards featuring roosters. Real photo cards of people with their feathered friends. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to c******y for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Beer Related Postcards (11) [140470]2598 - Beer Related Postcards (11) [140470]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 11 postcards, picturing various beer ads and cartoons. including and more. Please see photos for more detail and condition. Date: 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Liquor Themed Postcards (18) [140469]2599 - Liquor Themed Postcards (18) [140469]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 18 postcards, picturing various saloons, humorous themes and cartoons all centering on various liquors and more. Please see photos for
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 130.00
 
 
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