J.M. Davis Private Collection Firearm and Artifact Auction

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Introduction to the J.M. Davis Private Collection Firearm and Artifact Auction

J.M. Davis ran the Mason Hotel in Claremore, Oklahoma, for his entire career, from 1917 onward. From the age of seven in 1901 until 1965, he was an inveterate collector of all firearms, as well as artifacts reflecting history in Oklahoma and the Mississippi Valley region. To preserve his collection in perpetuity, he created the 40,000-square-foot J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore, which is today managed by the State of Oklahoma. It is the largest firearms Museum in North America.

The museum is a must-see for any weapons collector, displaying an incredible amount and variety of weaponry and famous felon, outlaw, and law enforcement personality items from history.

Proceeds of this sale directly benefit the long-term care and maintenance of the Collection. None of the items in this sale are out of the current museum exhibit displays. Nearly all of the items have been stored away, out of public view, since at least 1965 (54 years!), long before the modern era when most of the well-written and researched reference and table-top books on antique firearms were published. As an example, none of these weapons were known to R. Larry Wilson, a prolific firearms writer and author of approximately 60 books on antique firearms, who as a young man and budding firearms scholar, worked for Colt about the time this part of the collection went into storage.

The sale hosts more than 2200, antique to modern (probably none more recent than 1965) firearms, swords, crossbows and knives. In addition, there is a large section of Americana, featuring Native American stone and pottery items, primarily from Oklahoma and the Mississippi Valley. Items of cultural significance that are not in the sale are designated for, or already transferred to, the Oklahoma State Museum.

Davis was also a button, badge, medal and pinback collector, and there are more than a thousand items in this category, mostly in like-kind groups.

The two-day preview prior to the sale is a must for any serious collector.
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Vintage Long Blade Knives JMD-1231430100 - Vintage Long Blade Knives JMD-12314
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three vintage (pre-1900) long blade knives of differing design. A) possible turtle shell handle, A. Sauerland & Co. with a vignette of a staemer...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to q******q for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Vintage Swords with Baskets JMD-1508330101 - Vintage Swords with Baskets JMD-15083
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four swords, two with scabbards. Two are unmarked. One is illegible on a worn blade, another has generic etched patterns. JMD Tag: s1, s21, s701, s25
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Misc. Badge Assortment JMD-1500130102 - Misc. Badge Assortment JMD-15001
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22 assorted badges and pins
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to v*******v for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Badge, Medal and Button collection JMD-1510130103 - Badge, Medal and Button collection JMD-15101
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Collection on board from the Davis Museum, various topics. One of the most interstig is a fire department ribbon and hanger from St. louis, 1891. abou
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Bank Badge JMD-1523030104 - Bank Badge JMD-15230
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1937 American Institute of Banking, St Paul, MN
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to 2*****s for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Breast Badge and Ribbon Collection JMD-1508830105 - Breast Badge and Ribbon Collection JMD-15088
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 60 pieces, many with medals. Mostly IOOF. Killer lot for the medal collector. Please inspect.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Breast Badge Collection JMD-1508930106 - Breast Badge Collection JMD-15089
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Knights of Pythias. About 60 pieces. Another fantastic medal group. C1890-1920. Please see!!
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Breastbadge Collection JMD-1519730107 - Breastbadge Collection JMD-15197
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Approx 30 breast badges in various condtions. 1 large button, small buttons, not all in photo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Breastbadges (4) JMD-1519830108 - Breastbadges (4) JMD-15198
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Harris Light Cavalry 1907 and 1901, 2 Ironton, OH IOOF-1 partial
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*********k for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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Gen. George Custer, Buffalo NY Breastbadge JMD-1519930109 - Gen. George Custer, Buffalo NY Breastbadge JMD-15199
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Nice General Custer photo, 1897 Buffalo, NY
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****o for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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California and Montana Breastbadges (3) JMD-1516930110 - California and Montana Breastbadges (3) JMD-15169
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California 1910 and 1904, Montana 1907
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******K for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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California Breastbadges and Yosemite Button JMD-1523730111 - California Breastbadges and Yosemite Button JMD-15237
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1903 San Francisco Grand Army Encampment button. Badges-1915 Grocers, 1921 Builders Los Angeles. Small Pacific Mutual California Big Treebutton
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i********r.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Chas Lindbergh Buttons (3) JMD-1520830112 - Chas Lindbergh Buttons (3) JMD-15208
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3 small Lindy buttons
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to l******4 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Christmas and other Badges, buttons and ribbons JMD-1509030113 - Christmas and other Badges, buttons and ribbons JMD-15090
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Another board from the JM Davis Museum with about 60 pieces. This group has a Christmas theme, though some are different. Some condition problems, c 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Corporate Pins JMD-1500630114 - Corporate Pins JMD-15006
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 30 small to large size corporate pins with original pinbacks, Singer and more
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Deer Hoof Knives (2) JMD-1505030115 - Deer Hoof Knives (2) JMD-15050
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 deer hoof handle knives 10-11"
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Foxhunt Pins JMD-1502430116 - Foxhunt Pins JMD-15024
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8 small fox hunting pins with original pinbacks
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Gen. RE Lee Breastbadge JMD-1520030117 - Gen. RE Lee Breastbadge JMD-15200
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Kentucky white metal
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Grover Cleveland Inauguration Breast Badge JMD-1519530118 - Grover Cleveland Inauguration Breast Badge JMD-15195
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White metal, 1893
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n**********k for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Hatfield Collection of Badges, c1910-1935 JMD-1003830119 - Hatfield Collection of Badges, c1910-1935 JMD-10038
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Large board with about 46 different pinback badges issued to Charles Hatfiled of Ohio. Mr. Hatfiled was born in 1862. These badges represent a varied
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Hennings Pins JMD-1500930120 - Hennings Pins JMD-15009
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Approx 60 small Hennings for Circuit Attorney pins with original pinbacks
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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IOOF Breastbadges (10) JMD-1516830121 - IOOF Breastbadges (10) JMD-15168
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 10 IOOF breastbadges
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Estimates : 100.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to b********t.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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IOOF Breastbadges (5) JMD-1516430122 - IOOF Breastbadges (5) JMD-15164
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Ironton, OH x2, Boone, IA, Candi, NY, 1904 Alabama
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c******K for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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IOOF Breastbadges (6) JMD-1516230123 - IOOF Breastbadges (6) JMD-15162
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NY 1911, Harmon Lodge 835, Canton 1921, Atlanta 1910, Cameo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********t.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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IOOF Breastbadges (6) JMD-1516730124 - IOOF Breastbadges (6) JMD-15167
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1903 partial, Missouri 1912, Ironton, OH, x3 1905 Connecticut
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c******K for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Large Badge Collection JMD-1003730125 - Large Badge Collection JMD-10037
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large board with about 68 pinback badges, at least half with medals commemorating many different events. Includes masons, and a wide variety. Formerly
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Large Badge Collection with Presidential ribbons. JMD-1508630126 - Large Badge Collection with Presidential ribbons. JMD-15086
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large collection ofbadges and pinbacks, c1890-1930. About 32 ribbons-many with medals, about 45 pinbacks. Some of the best may be Roosevelt Escort (te
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Large Ribbon and button Collection JMD-1510530127 - Large Ribbon and button Collection JMD-15105
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large display sheets of ribbons and buttons from the Davis Museum. A) A St. Louis school group, c 1910-1930, and the second a wide vareity of pinb
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Large Ribbon and Pinback Collection JMD-1508730128 - Large Ribbon and Pinback Collection JMD-15087
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly Knights Templar badges medals and ribbons. This is a remarkable group for artistic design and variety. Ribbons reflect places all over America-
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Live stock Badges (2) JMD-1520930129 - Live stock Badges (2) JMD-15209
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Kansas City, MO 1903, Texas 1897-torn
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*****y for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Military Breastbadges (2) JMD-1516130130 - Military Breastbadges (2) JMD-15161
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 small military breastbadges. American 5 point star, VS cross
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Mining Breast Badges  JMD-1510330131 - Mining Breast Badges JMD-15103
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two mining breast badges, x rare, not seen before. A) american mIning Congress, 1919, b) Coal Dealers and Weighers, 1892. Both choice.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Missouri Delegate 1940 Badge JMD-1504130132 - Missouri Delegate 1940 Badge JMD-15041
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mint Condition Jefferson badge with ribbon, 1"
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to c******K for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Missouri IOOF Breastbadge JMD-1516630133 - Missouri IOOF Breastbadge JMD-15166
Holabird Western Americana Collections
BU Gem breastbadge with Showme pony
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*****E for (25.00 + 0.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Running Badges JMD-1500730134 - Running Badges JMD-15007
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 running badges and award medals
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sheffield Pocket Knives JMD-1504830135 - Sheffield Pocket Knives JMD-15048
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 folding Sheffield pocket knives with awl, 4 to 5"
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Sheffield Knives (5) JMD-1504430136 - Sheffield Knives (5) JMD-15044
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 vintage knives, mostly Sheffield. 9 to 11.5"
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Stationary Engineers Breastbadges (2) JMD-1521530137 - Stationary Engineers Breastbadges (2) JMD-15215
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 small breastbadges 1913 and undated
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to u********m.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Sweet 16 Gum Pin Collection JMD-1500530138 - Sweet 16 Gum Pin Collection JMD-15005
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 60 smal pins featuring world nations and their flags.Original pinbacks.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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US Fraternal Badges, Medals and Buttons JMD-1519330139 - US Fraternal Badges, Medals and Buttons JMD-15193
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 50+ items from various labeled groups, many more than in photo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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US Military Breastbadges JMD-1519430140 - US Military Breastbadges JMD-15194
Holabird Western Americana Collections
35 point stars, 1 labled Missouri 1906, 2"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f*****E for (55.00 + 0.00) x 1 = 55.00
 
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US Military Related Breastbadges (4) JMD-1515930141 - US Military Related Breastbadges (4) JMD-15159
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1912 Ohio, 1922 Logansport, 1927 Ohio, 1919 St. Louis
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********o for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Us Political Breastbadge and Pin JMD-1516030142 - Us Political Breastbadge and Pin JMD-15160
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blain and Logan Breastbadge Bryan Free Silver Pin
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Vintage Pocket Knife with Corkscrew JMD-1504930143 - Vintage Pocket Knife with Corkscrew JMD-15049
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3.6" folding pocket knife
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****e for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Wheelman Breastbadges (2) JMD-1515830144 - Wheelman Breastbadges (2) JMD-15158
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1899 New Jersey, 1895 Buffalo, NY
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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ZINC Mining Badge JMD-1504530145 - ZINC Mining Badge JMD-15045
Holabird Western Americana Collections
American Zinc Institute 1919 badge 1.5'"
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Claremore Business records JMD-1500230146 - Claremore Business records JMD-15002
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1925 billheads from OEWoods Lumber Co., approx 2" stack
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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All Nations Button Collection JMD-1526830147 - All Nations Button Collection JMD-15268
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 50 nations and their flags, small buttons
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to B****7 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Alton B Parker Button JMD-1526930148 - Alton B Parker Button JMD-15269
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small button with original pinback
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Amelia Earhart/Bond Bread Buttons (5) JMD-1522430149 - Amelia Earhart/Bond Bread Buttons (5) JMD-15224
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 small buttons with planes, 5 different
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to y*******t for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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