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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LOT WITHDRAWN2349 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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J.F. Myers Drug Store Bottle, Reno, Nevada2350 - J.F. Myers Drug Store Bottle, Reno, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 3.5" high. Extra rare Nevada medicine. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume II p221-224 for complete history on this bottle and the drug store ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to h********e for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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The Owl Pharmacy Co. Bottle, Seven Troughs, Nevada2351 - The Owl Pharmacy Co. Bottle, Seven Troughs, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One of the top western medicine bottles. This is dead mint and purple. 4oz., 6" tall. Mold imperfection in making left rear corner. This is one...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to r*********1 for (1,450.00 + 362.50) x 1 = 1,812.50
 
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Choice Rare Tonopah Milk Bottle2352 - Choice Rare Tonopah Milk Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One of the most highly sought of Nevada milks. Very attractive. Light purple. approx 7" tall. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume 1 page 271. Same ex...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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A.B. Stewart & Co Drug Store Bottle, Virginia City, Nevada, Light Purple, No Monogram2353 - A.B. Stewart & Co Drug Store Bottle, Virginia City, Nevada, Light Purple, No Monogram
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4" tall. Clean, light purple, dead mint. One of the rarest of all the Virginia City bottles. The Virginia City Stewart bottles were only made i...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o******s for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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H. Busch & Co Hutch Soda Bottle, Winnemucca, Nevada2354 - H. Busch & Co Hutch Soda Bottle, Winnemucca, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare. Precedes "Minnemucca" misspelled variety. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume I p151-160 for complete history on this bottle and the...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to M*********n for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Henry Busch "Minnemucca" Soda (Winnemucca, Nevada)2355 - Henry Busch "Minnemucca" Soda (Winnemucca, Nevada)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The misspelled town name Minnemucca instead of Winnemucca, named after the famous Paiute chief, both he and his daughter Sarah sought peace with white
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m***i for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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J. Boardman & Co Soda Bottle, New York2357 - J. Boardman & Co Soda Bottle, New York
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J. Boardman & Co / New York / Mineral Waters / ( embossed Star) This bottle/ is never sold // ( 1850's). Medium to deep cobalt blue. Dug, a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e********e for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Mrs. S. A Allen 's / Hair Restorer, New York2358 - Mrs. S. A Allen 's / Hair Restorer, New York
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mrs. S. A. Allen's // Worlds Hair/ Restorer // New York // F //. ( 1870's) Beautiful, exceptional light, golden yellow w/ a hint of amber (...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*********r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Large Vanilla with Tonka Crock Jug2359 - Large Vanilla with Tonka Crock Jug
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a large crock jug (15"x 10") jug that once held vanilla and tonka extract from Parke, Davis and Company Established in 1866, the c...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*********5 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Caswell Mack & CO Cobalt2360 - Caswell Mack & CO Cobalt
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Caswell Mack & CO Cobalt, Chemists New York & Newport, approx 2.75 x 7.25 inches. No apparent cracks or chips. Date: Location: HWAC#...
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Estimates : 130.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Hartwig Bitters with Labels2361 - Hartwig Bitters with Labels
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very fine example of a Hartwig Bitters in milk glass with labels on two sides. Both labels show damage but are readable. Applied top, no chips. 9.25...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Four Full Face Labeled Whiskey Bottles2362 - Four Full Face Labeled Whiskey Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four fullface paper labeled whiskey bottles, tool top whiskeys, circa 1900 to 19 seven. Lake Keuka whiskey, Hermitage rye whiskey, Hermitage purĊ½ rye,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to y**********j for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two Gorgeous Silvered Pinch Decanter Bottles2363 - Two Gorgeous Silvered Pinch Decanter Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These bottles were specifically made for scotch. One has the word scotch plus floral patterns including a horse racing scene round the collar on what
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Umarked Green Bottle2364 - Umarked Green Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unmarked, 3Ó x 10Ó, green. Label residue on neck. Bottle dates from 1870s. Small lip bruise, no visible chips or cracks. Date: Locatio...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 30.00
 
 
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Pair of Back Bar Bottles2365 - Pair of Back Bar Bottles
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Whiskey. Pair of back bar bottles. Clear, quars. 'Blackberry', the second one is etched 'Sherry'. Not quite a matched pair, but clos...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to J**v for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Ruhstaller's Gilt Edge Lager Beer Tray, Sacramento2366 - Ruhstaller's Gilt Edge Lager Beer Tray, Sacramento
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12" diameter. Titled "Purity." Photograph of elegant woman sitting with bird in her lap. Black text along top of rim: "Ruhstall...
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Old German Lager with rare San Francisco agent2367 - Old German Lager with rare San Francisco agent
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Etched scroll work. Barrel shaped. 3 1/2". RARE San Francisco agent. "Old German Lager / Prosit! Es Giebt Keim Kopfwen / An Old Type Germ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to b******d for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Western Liquor Licenses & Photo  - Perfect for the Saloon Collector2368 - Western Liquor Licenses & Photo - Perfect for the Saloon Collector
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) Nicely framed 1915 Saloon license to E & B Branchini(?) in Sonoma. 2) Framed photo of what appears to be a miners cabin or sma...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to y**********j for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Ackermann's Beer Garden CDV2369 - Ackermann's Beer Garden CDV
Holabird Western Americana Collections
CDV of Ackermann's Beer Garden, likely in Marion, OH. Windmill in background. Date: c. 1895-1902 Location: Marion, Ohio HWAC# 57916
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Pacifico Mirrored Bar Sign2370 - Pacifico Mirrored Bar Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pacifico mirrored bar sign. Piece is contemporary and measures 21"x 17" and has a wood frame. There are are a few nicks, but overall, in n...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Early Times Old Style Sign2371 - Early Times Old Style Sign
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Plaster, multi color sign with replica of a very old plaque of an early times distillery. It pictures the distillery, 3 men working, oxen pulling cart
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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US Brewing Ephemera2372 - US Brewing Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. Includes illustrated letterheads for: two for A. Fisher Brewing Co. (Salt Lake City, 1893 & 1900); Albion Ale & Porter Brewery (S...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to a*******u for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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US Soda & Soda Works Ephemera Collection2373 - US Soda & Soda Works Ephemera Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40+ pieces. Diverse lot! Includes: three mounted photographs (6.5 x 8.5" photo size) of candy stores with soda fountains, not identified...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Alaska RailRoad Corp Booklets (2)2374 - Alaska RailRoad Corp Booklets (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tarck Chart 1.31.2002, Timetable No 131 April 2003 Date: Location: , Alaska HWAC# 571944
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Western Railroad Booklets and 3 Others2375 - Western Railroad Booklets and 3 Others
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Western Pacific Mileposts 1950-1978, The Western Railroader approx 58 issues 1950's to 1970's. Date: Location: , California HWAC# 571942
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to k*******y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Western Pacific Archive and 3 Others2376 - Western Pacific Archive and 3 Others
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Calif. Amtrak Schedule 1989, Denver & Rio Grande Western RR Timetable No 8 May 1988, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Timetable No 1 Oct. 1...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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The Last Whistle, Ocean Shore Railroad by Wagner2377 - The Last Whistle, Ocean Shore Railroad by Wagner
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 135pp with index Date: Location: , California HWAC# 571952
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Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold to t****0 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Rare Nevada County Narrow Gauge by Best2378 - Rare Nevada County Narrow Gauge by Best
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1965 214pp with index. Also has cool mining photos. Date: Location: , California HWAC# 571978
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Western Logging Railroad Books (4)2379 - Western Logging Railroad Books (4)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Redwoods, Iron Horses, and the Pacific by Crump 176pp, Logging Railroads of the West 144pp plus appendix by Adams, Narrow Gauge to the Redwoods by Dic
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*********r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Hetch Hetchy and its Dam Railroad by Wurm2380 - Hetch Hetchy and its Dam Railroad by Wurm
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Signed by author, hardcover 298pp with lots of photos including underground tunnel work. Date: Location: , California HWAC# 571977
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Narrow Gauge Books (2)2381 - Narrow Gauge Books (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Steinbeck Country by Fabing 1985 23599 with index, The Birth of California Narrow Gauge by MacGregor 2003 signed by author 673pp with index Date: L
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to 6******n for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Colorado Railroad Hardcovers (4)2382 - Colorado Railroad Hardcovers (4)
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Dreams, Visions & Visionaries No. 20, The South Park Line No. 12, Cripple Creek Then and Now by Brown, Narrow Gauge in the Rockies by Beere. Da...
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LOT WITHDRAWN2383 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Ten Volumes of The Western Railroader Plus One Extra2384 - Ten Volumes of The Western Railroader Plus One Extra
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11. Ten issues of The Western Railroader: Issues # 136, 164, 209 (x2), 211, 215, 239, 269, 281, and 478, published 1951-1980. Articles on Neva
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Uintah Railway by Bender2385 - Uintah Railway by Bender
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 240pp Date: Location: , Utah HWAC# 571964
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Four Railroad Express Manuals2386 - Four Railroad Express Manuals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Southern Pacific Engineers Agreement. 1924. Rate of Pay. Mileage, Overage miles, and most important of all, Engineers will not be made to pay for s
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Railroad Library Guides (14)2387 - Railroad Library Guides (14)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14 assorted railroad guide book and fact booklets. 1 hardcover-Who's Who in Railroading and Rail Transit. Date: Location: HWAC# 57200
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Assorted Railroad Books (4)2388 - Assorted Railroad Books (4)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2005 Tourist Trains by Empire State Railway Museum, The Railroad-What is is, What it Does by Armstrong, A Locomotive Engineer's Album by Abdill,...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Poor's Manual, 19082389 - Poor's Manual, 1908
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2088pp, very nice condition Date: 1908 Location: HWAC# 571966
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads 19202390 - Poor's Manual of Railroads 1920
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A very important series of railroad references by Poor. Hardcover 2134 pp, overall nice condition. Date: Location: HWAC# 571968
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rare Railroad Collecting Books (8)2391 - Rare Railroad Collecting Books (8)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Date Nails Complete by Wiswell, Date Nails Brought Up to Date Vol. 2 by Lewis, The Padlock Collector by Arnall, Handbook of Nevada Antiquities Law by
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Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to e********u.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Golden Spike Books (3)2392 - Golden Spike Books (3)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Golden Spike by Utley, High Road to Promontory by Kraus, Makin' Tracks by Mayer Date: Location: HWAC# 571948
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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The Trolley and Interurban Directory by Gross2393 - The Trolley and Interurban Directory by Gross
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1987 signed by author, 212pp. Date: Location: HWAC# 571965
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9***6 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Railroad Telegraph Cipher Hardcover Book2394 - Railroad Telegraph Cipher Hardcover Book
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 262pp. Allied Telegraph Cipher with interesting code words. Date: 1925 Location: HWAC# 571958
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Manual of Railroads and Corporations Securities 19122395 - Manual of Railroads and Corporations Securities 1912
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 4160 pp, Loaded with company profiles, maps, foldouts and just a huge book. Binding has wear and spine tear on front. Date: 1912 Location:
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Modoc by Bowden2396 - The Modoc by Bowden
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, The Modoc, Southern Pacific's Back Door to Oregon, 2002 336pp Date: Location: HWAC# 571963
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to t****0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads 19122397 - Poor's Manual of Railroads 1912
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Huge 3106pp volume in nice condition. Date: Location: HWAC# 571967
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e********u.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Pacific Railroad Books (2)2398 - Pacific Railroad Books (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pacific Slope Railroads by Abdill, South Pacific Coast by Mac Gregor. Hardcovers Date: Location: HWAC# 571956
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to t****0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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