Holiday Auction: Mining, Philatelic, Americana, & More (December 2020)

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Introduction to the Christmas 2020 Sale!

This sale features a number of important collections. The first is the Ken Prag “Industrial” stock certificate collection, a massive one of a kind collection of American Banks, industries and more. This is some of the last of the main-line Prag Collection, the rest coming in February/March, with duplicates coming later. Within this massive collection are some utterly fantastic sub-collections. Among these are Ken’s Banking collection, American Entertainment, Brewing, Telephone & Telegraph, Turnpikes, Firearms, Printing & Publishing collections and more. A few of these categories are so large that they are split between this December sale and the following sale in February/March of 2021.
Within these collections are pieces signed by famous Americans inclusive of Thomas Edison. The American Entertainment Collection is easily the best ever assembled collection of the history of motion pictures. Several hundred certificates document the financial history of the cinema and movie business from its infancy.

A major part of the all-important Prag Post Card Collection is also in this sale. Hundreds of lots of both themed post cards, such as vintage Christmas cards, as well as geographic gems from all over California. This offering has some of the most beautiful vintage post cards ever made, from artists such as Winsch to the incredible promotional “poster” cards of the Pan Pacific Expo in 1915.

The Paul Franklin Collection of California and Colorado will absolutely throw you into a tizzy. His Bodie mining stocks are among the best collection ever assembled. His California and Colorado mining photographs bare phenomenal. His collections of western assayer documents is also among the best ever. You’ll also see some great mining stocks from California and Colorado to go with the fantastic photos and assay certificates. But wait- there’s more! A great selection of California Gold Rush postal history supplements this group with a crowning glory- a group of 1850s illustrated letter sheets.

Our Railroad section is again full of original badges and passes. The Express section has a large collection of items.

There is such a wonderful variety of Americana that we’re sure you’ll find your own special items.
Don’t forget the Dealer/Bargain Section, where there are deals galore.

Bidding is easy. You can bid in this sale through internet auction platforms Icollector, Invaluable, Auction Zip or Live Auctioneer. You can place bids from your catalog absentee by mail, email or call us. If you don’t have a print catalog, and want to look at it, simply log into our home page and click on the Virtual Catalog Link and click on the December, 2020 sale. Our team is happy and ready to help with all your questions. 775 -851-1859.

Christmas Shoppers. If you need your auction winnings for Christmas delivery please let us know before bidding if possible so that we can make special arrangements for you. We will do our best to get the goods out for those who need it and expedited fees will apply. The rest of the shipments will go out after Christmas.

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---Fred Holabird and the Gang.---

Auction Schedule

Session 1 (Lots 1000-1712)
Stocks & Bonds (1000-1712)
Mining (1000-1208)
Railroad & Transportation (1209-1275)
Other (1276-1712)
Agriculture
Banking
Brewing
Entertainment Industry
Express
Firearms
Miscellaneous
Printing & Publishing
Telegraph & Telephone


Session 2 (Lots 2000-2660)
Transportation (2000-2057)
Railroad Passes & Cap Badges
Ephemera
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera (2058-2293)
Geo. Sort
General Americana (2294-2580)
Geo. Sort
Badges
Bottles
Circus
Cowboy
World’s Fair & Exposition
Miscellaneous incl. Jewelry, Fire, Toys
Numismatics (2581-2660)
Coins
Currency
Medals
Tokens

Session 3 (Lots 3000-3761)
Philatelic (3000-3761)
Wells Fargo & Other Express
Postal History incl. California Gold Rush Letter Sheet Collection
First Flight Covers
US
Canada
Postcards
Geo. Sort
Native Americana
Black Americana
Holidays
Political & Military
Miscellaneous
Foreign
Stamps & Ephemera

Session 4 (Lots 4000-4733)
Art (4000-4050)
Native Americana (4051-4115)
Firearms & Military (4116-4149)
Sports incl. Postcards, Stocks, & Cards (4150-4315)
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part I (4316-4733)
Numismatics (4316-4432)
Stocks & Bonds (4433-4588)
Mining
Railroad
Other
Mining Equipment & Ephemera (4589-4733)

Session 5 (Lots 5000-5680)
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part 2 (5000-5680)
Transportation (5000-5029)
General Americana (5030-5680)
Geo. Sort
Cowboy
Toys
Souvenir Plates
Music Memorabilia
Jewelry
Books
Miscellaneous
General Foreign
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Rare Blaisdell Wells Fargo Receipt for Two Gold Bars.   (123737)3000 - Rare Blaisdell Wells Fargo Receipt for Two Gold Bars. (123737)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells Fargo 1902 receipt from the La Fortuna Mining Company for two gold bars worth $14,000. Addressed to H. G. Stevenson of San Francisco. Named afte
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
 
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Angel's Camp and Murphy's Camp Wells Fargo Covers  (123791)3001 - Angel's Camp and Murphy's Camp Wells Fargo Covers (123791)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice pairing. 1) Angel's Camp. Corner advertising cover from G. Gagliardo, Dealer in Dry Goods, Provisions, Boots, Shores, Wines, Liquors, Miner...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Receipt from Whiting & Co.'s Express To Bidwell Bar, California 1861   (123733)3002 - Receipt from Whiting & Co.'s Express To Bidwell Bar, California 1861 (123733)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Single sheet, approx. 4x8, printed in red, completed by hand. Receipt dated Feb 25, 1861 for a package received from Jack Peacock , valued at $70, and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (75.00 + 16.50) = 91.50
 
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Calico Received Wells Fargo Franked Cover, 1882  (126948)3003 - Calico Received Wells Fargo Franked Cover, 1882 (126948)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells Fargo entire to JB Osborne in Calico, Cal. Los Angeles oval WF cancellation. No receiver's mark on reverse. This is the most famous of the...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to m*****a for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Columbia Wells Fargo Cover Addressed To and From Bankers  (123792)3004 - Columbia Wells Fargo Cover Addressed To and From Bankers (123792)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sent to Fritz and Ralston (as in William Ralston), Bankers, San Francisco. Stamp on bottom left is for W. O. Steeper & co., Bankers, Columbia. U...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Columbia, Wells Fargo Cover Collection  (123793)3005 - Columbia, Wells Fargo Cover Collection (123793)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. Each has a different Wells Fargo postmark. One is a hard-to-find VERY STRONG stamp, "Wells, Fargo & Co., Express, Columbia, C...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Freeman & Co's Express Stamped Envelope to W. C. Ralston in San Francisco  (123805)3006 - Freeman & Co's Express Stamped Envelope to W. C. Ralston in San Francisco (123805)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Red, Type 2. Freeman and & Co' was used from March of 1855 to late 1859." John Freeman was Adams & Company’s agent in Panama ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Drytown, Wells Fargo & Co's Express Collection Envelope  (123723)3007 - Drytown, Wells Fargo & Co's Express Collection Envelope (123723)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Collection draft. Return book and coin to this office. Signature W. Jennings Agent." Mining for gold began here in the spring of 1848 whe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to o********r.. for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Bold Georgetown Wells Fargo Cancel.   (123800)3008 - Bold Georgetown Wells Fargo Cancel. (123800)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Strong Georgetown strike. Three cent Washington red stamped envelope. Sent to C. Seolmanini B Trappett. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Cali
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Gold Run Wells Fargo Cover - Rare  (123798)3009 - Gold Run Wells Fargo Cover - Rare (123798)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
U21 three cent Washington stamp. Pink. Sent to Todds Valley in Placer County. Todds Valley had a post office from 1856 to 1888. Another RAR
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Two Different Hornitos, Mariposa Wells Fargo Stamped Envelope  (123790)3010 - Two Different Hornitos, Mariposa Wells Fargo Stamped Envelope (123790)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Addressed to Grappalli in San Francisco. Date identified on reverse; 28 Mayio, 1866. 2) Second was mailed or received Mayio 12. No year. Two differ
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to v****3 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Three Mariposa Wells Fargo Covers with 3 different stamps, 3 different stamp colors and 3 different 3011 - Three Mariposa Wells Fargo Covers with 3 different stamps, 3 different stamp colors and 3 different
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Addressed to George Wallace, James Deiring and (?). Stamped envelopes: U3 red, U13 pink, UU21 green. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Californ
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Three Marysville Wells Fargo Covers  (123809)3012 - Three Marysville Wells Fargo Covers (123809)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Variety of stamps. One dated 1870. Date: Country (if not USA): State: California City: Marysville Provenance: ATTENTION CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS!
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Chinese Cover, Modesto, California, Wells Fargo, Sent to Mr. Ching in San Francisco.   (123770)3013 - Chinese Cover, Modesto, California, Wells Fargo, Sent to Mr. Ching in San Francisco. (123770)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue oval handstamp (Leutzinger type 11-9) on 1884 2¢ brown entire to San Francisco, Cal., black Haller type J printed frank, Very Fine.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****H for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Two Mok Hill, Mokelumne Hill, Wells Fargo Covers - One a Mining Advertising Cover  (123771)3014 - Two Mok Hill, Mokelumne Hill, Wells Fargo Covers - One a Mining Advertising Cover (123771)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both addressed to C. C. Bowman of San Francisco. 1) Blue oval handstamp cancelling 3¢ red (U5) buff entire to San Francisco, printed "Moke...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Monitor, Alpine County Wells Fargo Postmark - Unlisted in Leutzinger  (123814)3015 - Monitor, Alpine County Wells Fargo Postmark - Unlisted in Leutzinger (123814)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a rare piece indeed. Oval Wells Fargo cancel. Top is very light, bottom 'Monitor' is quite strong. Located at Silver Mountain! Date...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to 5*****r for (225.00 + 49.50) = 274.50
 
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Pacific Express Company, Murphys, Calaveras County, California  (123765)3016 - Pacific Express Company, Murphys, Calaveras County, California (123765)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
'PAID' stamp. Addressed to Miss Brush in Stockton. 3c U4 red stamp. Early. The area around Murphys (Calaveras County) was originally occupie...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f*****E for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Two Placerville, California Wells Fargo Covers  (123778)3017 - Two Placerville, California Wells Fargo Covers (123778)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Addressed to Mr. B. Bryant, Pacific House, Carson Road. Pacific was an original toll house and stage stop built by Wheeler Bartram in the early yea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Two Wells Fargo Covers: one Quincy to Oroville and the other reversed  (123810)3018 - Two Wells Fargo Covers: one Quincy to Oroville and the other reversed (123810)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oroville to Quincy to Charles Lott. Paste up. 2) Quincy to Oroville MH Darrack. Not necessarily connected, but a nice pairing never-the-less. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to j*****0 for (120.00 + 26.40) = 146.40
 
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Rattlesnake Receipt for 43 Oz. Gold Dust to Baldwin & Co. Agent Wells Fargo   (123725)3019 - Rattlesnake Receipt for 43 Oz. Gold Dust to Baldwin & Co. Agent Wells Fargo (123725)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hand written receipt - not on official paper. Benjamin Doughty on special deposit 43 ounces sixteen dwt (pennyweight) of Gold dust to be delivered to
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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Rattlesnake Postmark on 'ten cents, green, Washington, U9.   (123812)3020 - Rattlesnake Postmark on 'ten cents, green, Washington, U9. (123812)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells Fargo postmark is light, but easily read. Rattlesnake Bar is in northwestern El Dorado County and southern Placer County. The placer mines here
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Red Bluff Wells Fargo Stamped Envelope, 1862  (123804)3021 - Red Bluff Wells Fargo Stamped Envelope, 1862 (123804)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Date verified on left with received information. Tipton & Burt, April 3, 1862. Sent to Joe Rosinborough (?), attorney, Yreka, California. Stamp ...
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Estimate : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to j*****0 for (60.00 + 13.20) = 73.20
 
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Roseburg Wells Fargo Cover, 1871  (123787)3022 - Roseburg Wells Fargo Cover, 1871 (123787)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reverse says, "Flint & Morgan, Roseburg." Has answer dates. Reverse also has a San Francisco stamp for a company dated April 20, 1871....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Two Different Freeman & Company Express Receipts with Important Signatures  (126761)3023 - Two Different Freeman & Company Express Receipts with Important Signatures (126761)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Freeman & Co.'s Express Office. For a $1,100 deposit to James Birch. Endorsed on back. Birch was a key figure in early California transpo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j******n for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Two Early Wells Fargo, Sacramento Covers - One is a Coverless Letter  (123767)3024 - Two Early Wells Fargo, Sacramento Covers - One is a Coverless Letter (123767)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different Wells Fargo Express Oval Stamps. 1) 1853 coverless letter, To J. W. Brittan of San Francisco. Enclosed is a draft for $100. More can&#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Two Pacific Express Co. Paid Covers with Horse and Rider Pictorial  (123794)3025 - Two Pacific Express Co. Paid Covers with Horse and Rider Pictorial (123794)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both out of Sacramento. One addressed to RW Brush (weak strike) and the other to Charles E Hinkley (strong strike). The company was in business from M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to k****f for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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Pacific Union Express Co. Wine Related Cover  (110686)3026 - Pacific Union Express Co. Wine Related Cover (110686)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sent from Napa Wine Country in California to Wine Country in North Carolina. Addressed C. M. Hitchcock, Murphy, Cherokee County, NC. Date: c1890 Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 9*****H for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Two Different San Andreas Wells Fargo Covers  (123779)3027 - Two Different San Andreas Wells Fargo Covers (123779)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Different preprinted envelopes and different stamps. 1) Wells, Fargo Co. / Feb.6 / San Andreas. Three cent green, Washington, U. S. Postage stamp on o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****0 for (90.00 + 19.80) = 109.80
 
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California Express Wells Fargo Gold Rush - "California Express" and Collection Envelope  (123722)3028 - California Express Wells Fargo Gold Rush - "California Express" and Collection Envelope (123722)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great Lot! The California Express quickly became the operative phrase for all correspondence going west during the gold rush. These two documents are
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to p********w.. for (225.00 + 49.50) = 274.50
 
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Two Early Adams & Co. Exchanges: Sacramento and San Francisco  (123740)3029 - Two Early Adams & Co. Exchanges: Sacramento and San Francisco (123740)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1851. Printed San Francisco. Above that is hand written Sac. City (Sacramento). Rare! Second of Exchange. to Erastus Phelps for $400. #2963. Two v
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Rare Adams & Co. Second of Exchange from Sonora, Caliornia  (123727)3030 - Rare Adams & Co. Second of Exchange from Sonora, Caliornia (123727)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Right in the middle of the gold Rush and in the middle of the gold rush era. On San Francisco paper. San Francisco has been crossed out and Sonora wri
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Three Different Wells Fargo Covers from Stockton, California  (123781)3031 - Three Different Wells Fargo Covers from Stockton, California (123781)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different Wells Fargo covers: 1) Wells Fargo & Co. / Express / Stockton. With Stamped 'PAID'. 2) Wells, Fargo & Co. / Paid / S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*******1 for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Wells Fargo and Alto Express Covers from Volcano, SCARCE  (123763)3032 - Wells Fargo and Alto Express Covers from Volcano, SCARCE (123763)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) SCARCE. Printed "Alta Express Co. / PAID envelope. Stamped Alta Express / Company / Volcano. Addressed to J. Seligman & Co.,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k****f for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Yankee Jim's Wells Fargo Cover with Red Stamp, "Over Our, California and Coast Routes"  (123802)3033 - Yankee Jim's Wells Fargo Cover with Red Stamp, "Over Our, California and Coast Routes" (123802)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued to Tandler & Co., San Francisco. written in pencil $613.75. Scarcer Wells Fargo envelope! Date: Country (if not USA): State: C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to s******6 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Adams & Co’s Express Special Deposit Receipt blank form 185- (not used)  (126755)3034 - Adams & Co’s Express Special Deposit Receipt blank form 185- (not used) (126755)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Deposit receipt, “Deposited with us a sealed package, said to contain __ value in Placer Gold’. Has a list of 44 company offices inc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Five Different Pieces American Express Co. / Wells Butterfield Ephemera - !850's  (123721)3035 - Five Different Pieces American Express Co. / Wells Butterfield Ephemera - !850's (123721)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1856 Forwarders with list of major branches in northeast. Columbus, Ohio. Steam Train vignette. 2) Forwarder. 1854, List of branches. Train heading
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 2*****l for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Mother Lode Wells Fargo Cover Collection  (123801)3036 - Mother Lode Wells Fargo Cover Collection (123801)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six: Iowa Hill, El Dorado, French Corral, Jackson, Jamestown, Bear Valley. Overall the strikes are very strong! Counties include Mariposa, Tuol
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k****f for (1,250.00 + 312.50) = 1,562.50
 
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Pacific Union Express and Wells Fargo Columbian Issue covers  (123806)3037 - Pacific Union Express and Wells Fargo Columbian Issue covers (123806)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Double circle Pacific Union stamp (double strike, hard to read). "Pacific Union Express Company was incorporated in California Dec 18, 1867 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****H for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Letter from Colorado & Wyoming Stage Mail & Express Company  (122520)3038 - Letter from Colorado & Wyoming Stage Mail & Express Company (122520)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A rare letter from the Colorado & Wyoming Stage Mail & Express Company, which ran in the late 1800's. Letter is dated December 20, 1884,...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*********t for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co. Boise Mines--Paid 50 Cts.  (123762)3039 - Wells, Fargo & Co. Boise Mines--Paid 50 Cts. (123762)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Red surcharge company frank (Haller WF-O6) on 3¢ pink entire, large double circle blue Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco handstamp and black...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*******1 for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco-Owyhee Mining Company Check  (123734)3040 - Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco-Owyhee Mining Company Check (123734)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dated October 11th 1871, No. 83 for $240. A Scott #RN-C21 2c orange (Washington) internal revenue stamp printed on (black on) white paper. Y cut cance
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
 
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Wells Fargo & Co., with preprinted "Salmon River and Nez Perces Mines"  (123777)3041 - Wells Fargo & Co., with preprinted "Salmon River and Nez Perces Mines" (123777)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Printed blue frank on unaddressed 1861 3¢ pink part paste-up entire, either from the Idaho mines or from San Francisco to the east coast. With
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t*******1 for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Interesting Pairing of Gold Hill, Nevada and Dutch Flat, California Wells Fargo Covers  (123783)3042 - Interesting Pairing of Gold Hill, Nevada and Dutch Flat, California Wells Fargo Covers (123783)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1865 R-5 Gold Hill, Nev. 30mm postmark. Addressed to C. C. Cassidy of Dutch Flat. Christopher Columbus (C. C.) was living in American City in 1864
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Two Early Adams & Co. Receipts (1850)  (123742)3043 - Two Early Adams & Co. Receipts (1850) (123742)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1850. Adams & C0. Marvelous vignette entitled Adams & Co.'s Express' and shows a modest building! 2) 1855 Has the more noted, ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Wells & Company (precursor of Wells, Fargo), Forwarder, Domestic and Foreign Agents, 1849  (123729)3044 - Wells & Company (precursor of Wells, Fargo), Forwarder, Domestic and Foreign Agents, 1849 (123729)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Proprietors wee Nery Wells, E. T. Winslow and Johnston Livingston. Dateline New York Nov. 2nd, 1849. Two steam train vignettes. Lists cities in New Yo
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********w.. for (55.00 + 12.10) = 67.10
 
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Beekman's Express receipt Datelined Jacksonville, O. T.  (123738)3045 - Beekman's Express receipt Datelined Jacksonville, O. T. (123738)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued. 185-. "Connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co." Beekman opened his express office in 1856. C.C. Beekman operated a bank and expr...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wells Fargo Agent Collection - Rare Lot of 3  (122512)3046 - Wells Fargo Agent Collection - Rare Lot of 3 (122512)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of very rare materials supplied to Wells Fargo Employees. This lot includes 1) Letterhead issued to Wells Fargo Agent Nathan Rhine, writt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to c****s for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Wells Fargo Peppers Label  (127059)3047 - Wells Fargo Peppers Label (127059)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare Wells Fargo pepper box label from Nogales, Arizona for the "Fargo" brand. About 6 x 9". Date: Country (if not USA): St...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
 
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Two Arizona Mining Corner Advertising Covers; Val Verdi and Casa Grande  (123775)3048 - Two Arizona Mining Corner Advertising Covers; Val Verdi and Casa Grande (123775)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1889. Corner cover for L. E. Walker, Ve Kol Mine, Arizona, O. O. Casa Grande. Fort Wayne straight line received mark. Stamped in Los Angeles. Vekol
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
 
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Three Early Bakersfield Covers & Letters  (112641)3049 - Three Early Bakersfield Covers & Letters (112641)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 pieces. 1) 1884 cover to San Jose with two letters enclosed. 2) Corner advertising cover for the New Southern Hotel, mailed in 1911 to Fresno
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Estimate : 20.00 - 45.00
Sold to W********y.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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