January 2018 Auction: Americana, Bottles, Numismatics, Railroad, Mining, Native Americana

Auction Details

Our first auction of 2018 is a special two-day, 1,400+ lot sale with items in more than a dozen collecting categories, including Tokens, Numismatics, Railroad & Express, Mining, Postcards, Bottles, General Americana, Native Americana, Antique Firearms, Military, Cowboy, and a Bargains & Dealer Specials Section.

*Highlights*

--A rare grouping of 19th century silverware from jewelers on the Comstock Lode, including a never-before-seen M.M. Fredrick silver chalice.

--A stunning California Gold-in-Quartz watch plus other jewelry

--A large General Americana section featuring ephemera from Western states like California, Nevada, Colorado, Montana; large postcard collections from Utah and Washington; and art.

--An assorted Mining section with reference books, lamps, spoons, rare stock certificates, photographs, documents, and ore and fossil specimens

--All sorts of Native Americana including baskets, beadwork, clothing, tools, war clubs, rugs, pottery, and ephemera

--Cowboy collectibles such as art, ephemera, saddles, irons, clothing, and photographs

--A Firearms & Weaponry section featuring rare antique ammunition and knives

--Military collectibles including Civil War documents, photographs, and a rare Ambulance Corps Arm Band

--Coin collecting books, catalogs, US coin sets, US and foreign medals, bank notes/currency, and ingots

--Rare slot machines, gaming chips, and ephemera in our Gaming section

--A fabulous antique Bottle section featuring California Gold Rush Sodas and Nevada Medicines, including examples used in Fred Holabird's bottle books.

--Railroad reference books, padlocks, nails, passes, and other ephemera including train wreck photo collections

--A small but select offering of Wells Fargo & Other Express collectibles including 1850s stock certificates

--Collectibles from 8 different World's Fairs & Expositions

--The auction concludes with a large Bargains & Dealer Specials section full of collectibles from many categories including Mining, Railroad, Tokens, & General Americana. These lots are either large groupings or entry-level items, meant to help restock dealer inventories and jumpstart a new generation of collectors!


Full Auction Schedule

Day One, January 20th, 2018 (Lots 1001-1723)

*General Americana (Lots 1001-1377)
*Foreign (Lots 1378-1391)
*Mining (Lots 1392-1578)
*Minerals (Lots1579-1596)
*Art (Lots 1597-1625)
*Native Americana (Lots 1626-1723)

Day Two, January 21st, 2018 (Lots 2001-2726)

*Cowboy (Lots 2001-2054)
*Firearms/Weaponry (Lots 2055-2102)
*Military (Lots 2103-2135)
*Numismatics (Lots 2136-2192)
*Gaming (Lots 2193-2210)
*Tokens (Lots 2211-2232)
*Bottles (Lots 2233-2365)
*Saloon (Lots 2366-2373
*Railroadiana (Lots 2374-2483)
*Wells Fargo (Lots 2484-2489)
*World's Fair & Expositions (Lots 2490-2508)
*Bargains & Dealer Specials (Lots 2509-2726)
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New York Worlds Fair Ticket Books2499 - New York Worlds Fair Ticket Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
New York Worlds Fair, 1939, 1940 ticket books and a group of tickets including the MOMA and a play ticket for Aquacade with Eleanor Holm and Buster Cr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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New York and Chicago World's Fair Souvenirs2500 - New York and Chicago World's Fair Souvenirs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From 1939 NY Worlds Fair-an unusual animal horn? on a pedestal with WF sticker, souvenir box with unknown contents from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co(box
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1****t for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition (AYPE) Postcard Collection2501 - Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition (AYPE) Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 including a leather postcard and two real photo. 1) Real photo cards include exterior of the Mining & Manufacturing Building and a col...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Alaskan -Yukon Pacific Exposition Pin and Sheet Music2502 - Alaskan -Yukon Pacific Exposition Pin and Sheet Music
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One small lapelle pin (AP) and sheet music of "Meet me in Seattle Dearie in 1909" 11.5" x 14" Date: 1909 Location: Washington...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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So-Called Dollar for 1851 Exposition2503 - So-Called Dollar for 1851 Exposition
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a so-called dollar, commemorating the 1851 International Exposition. A rare pice in very nice condition. Date: 1851 Location: HWAC# 57182
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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U.S. Exposition Ephemera (Assorted)2504 - U.S. Exposition Ephemera (Assorted)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Assorted souvenir note paper from Jamestown Exposition; California Midwinter International Exposition, dated 1894. Date: Location: HWAC# 55141
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to n********c.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Golden Gate Exposition Ephemera2505 - Golden Gate Exposition Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Many different programs, tickets, postcards and advertisements. One Official Program Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta, San Francisco, May 27 - June 2, 1937;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to n********c.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Portola Festival Exposition Ephemera2506 - Portola Festival Exposition Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miscellaneous ephemera from 1909 Portola California Exposition, includes sheet music "Portola Girl, March and Two Step"; La Portola, Spani...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*********1 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Centennial Exposition Ephemera2507 - Centennial Exposition Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Stereo Views of Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia - 1876, & two U.S. admission tickets for entry to exposition. Date: Location: HWA...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Photo's (approx. 50) of Soldiers, Women, Children2508 - Photo's (approx. 50) of Soldiers, Women, Children
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 50 photo's of late 1800's to mid-1900's. Many photo's of people, animals, landscapes, cars, the latest fashions and monument...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to m**********i for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Various Advertising Pieces2509 - Various Advertising Pieces
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains 13 various advertising items, including bottle openers, a cigarette lighter, a pencil, pocket knives and a money clip. A great addit
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Duluth, Huron & Denver Rail Bonds (2)2510 - Duluth, Huron & Denver Rail Bonds (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#503 and 505, $100 6% bonds, 1927 Date: Location: HWAC# 57250
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to a********n.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Duluth, Huron & Denver Railroad Bond2511 - Duluth, Huron & Denver Railroad Bond
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#506 $1000 6% 1927 Date: Location: HWAC# 57251
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to a********n.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Alaska Coins, Stock and Bond Books2512 - Alaska Coins, Stock and Bond Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Alaska's Coinage Through The Years by Gould, hardcover. Softcover Alaska and Yukon Stocks and Bonds by Hanscom Date: Location: Alaska HWAC#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
Sold to r*o for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN2513 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Coins of the Comstock Softcover Books2514 - Coins of the Comstock Softcover Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 140 copies, Coins of the Comstock by Holabird 90pp with index Date: Location: Nevada HWAC# 57237
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********n.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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The Rush for Gold! by Holabird-Kagin (12)2515 - The Rush for Gold! by Holabird-Kagin (12)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 hardcovers, Summer 2008 Date: Location: HWAC# 57238
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to B***o for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Books of Gold Coins, & Numismatics (13)2516 - Books of Gold Coins, & Numismatics (13)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 books of Coins of the Comstock; Detecting Altered Coins; Counterfeit Detection; and so much more. (3 hardbacks, and 10 paperbacks) Date: Locatio
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to b*********r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Coin, Illustrations and Autograph Collecting Group2517 - Coin, Illustrations and Autograph Collecting Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14 hard and soft cover books and catalogs related to collecting. Date: Location: HWAC# 56554
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Books of Cosmos, Earth and Man, Planets & Moons (5 books)2518 - Books of Cosmos, Earth and Man, Planets & Moons (5 books)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 hardback books, Planets and Moons, by Kaufmann, 219 pp.; Tides and the Pull of the Moon, by Francis E. Wylie 246 pp.; Cosmos Earth and Man by Presto
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Mining, Tokens  and History Books2519 - Mining, Tokens and History Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Field Guide to Collecting Western Pioneer Minor Coinage, 10 Coins of the Comstock, 1 Michigan Trade Tokens. 4 Arizona Mining, 6 Field Guides to Reve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****2 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ancient Coin Library2520 - Ancient Coin Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Hardcovers. Greek Imperial Coins and their values by Sear, Roman Coins and their values by Sear, Greek Coins and their values by Sear Vols 1 and 2,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to F****e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Coin, Gold Rush Books and Catalogs2521 - Coin, Gold Rush Books and Catalogs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 Pioneer Minor Coin auction catalogs by Holabird-Kagin Spring 2009, 16 Coins of the Comstock by Holabird soft covers, 2 The Rush for Gold hardcovers,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****2 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Mining in Canada Library2522 - Mining in Canada Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 books, and publications on Mining in Canada. Good condition. Date: Location: HWAC# 56724
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Coin and Bottle Collecting Books2523 - Coin and Bottle Collecting Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Coins of the Comstock by Holabird, 4 Antique Trader Bottles by Polak, 3 The Great Experiment by Huntington/Yale. Date: Location: HWAC# 56545
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to B***o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Arizona Mines, Comstock Coins Books2524 - Arizona Mines, Comstock Coins Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 Arizona Mines softcover by Garabini, 24 Coins of the Comstock by Holabird Date: Location: HWAC# 57242
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****r for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Mining, Tokens, Coins and Gold Rush Books and Catalogs Library2525 - Mining, Tokens, Coins and Gold Rush Books and Catalogs Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 47 auction catalogs and books with duplicates. Topics include Western tokens, mining, minerals, coins of the Comstock, Gold Rush etc. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s****y for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Ingot, Token, Gold Rush Books (38)2526 - Ingot, Token, Gold Rush Books (38)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Book assortment with multiples- Western State Tokens, The Rush for Gold! hardcover, lots of ingot and Western American catalogs. Date: Location:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*****r for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Rocky Mt. Views on the Rio Grand Booklet2527 - Rocky Mt. Views on the Rio Grand Booklet
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Chromolitho picture booklet of Rocky Mt. scenes. Cover is detached. 9.5" x 12". Date: Location: HWAC# 56548
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to F****e for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Coin and Token Books and Booklets2528 - Coin and Token Books and Booklets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Coin and token collecting books and booklets, 16 items. Date: Location: HWAC# 56553
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to d******r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Coin Books and Auction Catalogs2529 - Coin Books and Auction Catalogs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Coins of the Comstock by Holabird soft covers, The Rush for Gold hardcovers, Arizona Mines and Mining Companies, collectibles auction catalogs Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Field Guide to Revenue Stamped Paper Books (10)2530 - Field Guide to Revenue Stamped Paper Books (10)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Field Guide to Revenue Stamped Paper by Castenholz and Sons. eastern States, New York State and Eastern Central States Date: Location: HWAC# 565
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to j*******w for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Canada Numismatics Coins Books2531 - Canada Numismatics Coins Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12, 4 hardbacks & 8 paperbacks. Date: Location: HWAC# 56722
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Out of the Sky2532 - Out of the Sky
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An introduction to Meteoritics. By H.H. Ninininger Good condition HWAC# 56720
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10.00 - 20.00
Sold to m******0 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Nevada Historical Society Journals2533 - Nevada Historical Society Journals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nevada Historical Society Journals, 1960s through about 1990. 114 different issues. Also includes 37 issues of the Northeastern Nevada Historical Soci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****2 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Button Horde2534 - Button Horde
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains a few hundred buttons, a needle case and sewing shears. Items appear to be early mid-century and are in good condition. Date: Loc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Early Eastern Calendar Collection2535 - Early Eastern Calendar Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 10 eastern calendars from various places and with various themes including the Waterloo Wagon Company, New York (1908); the George S.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 140.00 | Estimates : 280.00 - 560.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN2536 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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A Box Full of Cameras2537 - A Box Full of Cameras
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains cameras from the 1940's to the 1960's Lot contains three Kodak Dakon fold out cameras, five Twindor, two Foldex 20's, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Box of 35 mm Cameras2538 - Box of 35 mm Cameras
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot includes several 35 mm cameras and a few lenses. Selectin includes, a Petri, AGFA optima, Graphic Proton, Riken Ricoh, Yoshinan DX Electra 35
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 225.00
Sold to O*********k for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Kodak Signet 35 camera2539 - Kodak Signet 35 camera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 1950's vintage Kodak Signet 35 camera. No leather case available. This camera has more manual gadgetry than any camera should have. D...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to O*********k for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Kodak retinette 1A camera2540 - Kodak retinette 1A camera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a vintage Kodak Retinette 1a model camera made in Germany. These cameras were made between 1959 and 1966. Like new condition with leather case
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 75.00
Sold to O*********k for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Checks & Bills Grab Bag2541 - Checks & Bills Grab Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a horde of checks, bank drafts from different parts of the west, including South Dakota, Carson City and San Francisco. There are a couple of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*****2 for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Old Nevada Checks2542 - Old Nevada Checks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two batches of checks: from the Farmers Bank of Carson Valley, Inc. circa 1950s; and the First National Bank of Elko circa 1920s. 170 pieces in all.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Unissued Check Pages and Books Collection, c.1830s2543 - Unissued Check Pages and Books Collection, c.1830s
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 books of un-issued, uncut from Boston and New York. Over 1000 uncut checks, each page contains 6-8 checks per page. c. 1830's Date: Locati...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to m**********i for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Set of 1880 RNG checks from the Banking House of W. B. Hamilton2544 - Set of 1880 RNG checks from the Banking House of W. B. Hamilton
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 total. Each has the dollar amount hole punched. All from W. B. Hamilton & co. To companies like: A Cauthorne, Sheppard Jaycox & Co., JR M...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****y for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Alaska Ephemera2545 - Alaska Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 photogravures, Home Life on the Bering Sea. 6 Alaska geology and geology related books. Date: Location: Alaska HWAC# 571520
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Season's Greeting Card2546 - Season's Greeting Card
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful card from Dr. Crowell & Dr. McBride from First National Bank Bldg. Scene of Venice Italy gondola in water.4" x 11". Date: 1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to c********r.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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California Check Collection2547 - California Check Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 100 old Calif. checks from San Francisco, San Bernardino, Sacramento, Arcata, Randsburg, Jamestown, Hopland and more. Date: c. 1903-1930 Locat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to q******s for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Placer County Ephemera2548 - Placer County Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains 12 pieces of interesting and unique ephemera from Placer County. Included are a couple of stock certificates, a banking letter, a do
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m**********i for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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