May 2018 Americana, Railroad, Mining, & More Auction

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2018 auction! This four-day sale has close to 3,000 lots in the following collecting categories: Native Americana, Cowboy & Western, Mining, Tokens, Numismatics, Bottles, General Americana, Railroadiana, and a large Bargain/Dealer Specials section.

Highlights include:

*Our first offering of tokens from a prominent Texas Collection.

*A new batch of railroad passes from the Potter Collection.

*A Mining section that features a new group of territorial Nevada stock certificates as well as rare California, Montana, Arizona, and Colorado pieces.

*A Cowboy section with spurs, bits, ephemera, and two incredible Pawnee Bill Wild West Show posters.

*Baskets, pottery, jewelry, rugs, points, art, and more in our Native Americana section.

*California soda bottles and rare Nevada medicine bottles.

*Numismatics incl. US and world coins, currency, scrip, medals, and other exonumia.

*Ephemera from the Al Adams Collection, Potter Collection, and Prag Collection including early US and world maps; Montana fort & Indian trader documents & early Montana mining pieces; early Idaho documents; Western postcards and postal history with a focus on Arizona; plus rare pieces from California, Nevada, Oregon, and more.

*A large Bargain/Dealer Section featuring both entry-level collectibles and large dealer lots ideal for resale. Our philosophy for this section is to help beginning collectors start their collections and to restock dealer inventories, therefore helping grow the collecting community as a whole.

Full Auction Schedule

Day One (May 7th, 2018) (Lots 1000-1734)
Native Americana (1000-1172)
Baskets
Pottery
Jewelry
Rugs & Weavings
Beadwork & Clothing
Points, Tools, & Weaponry
Art
Ephemera & Books
Cowboy & Western (1173-1264)
Spurs
Bits
Clothing
Buffalo Bill / Pawnee Bill
Ephemera
Mining (1265-1734)
Artifacts (Lighting, Signs, Explosives, Hard Goods)
Ephemera (Geographic Sort)


Day Two (May 8th, 2018) (Lots 2000-2754)
Tokens (2000-2249)
Numismatics (2250-2379)
Medals
Coins
Currency & Scrip
Ephemera
World’s Fairs & Expositions (2380-2406)
Gaming (2407-2431)
Bottles (2432-2654)
Insulators
Soda
Medicine
Misc.
Saloon, Brewing, Cigar, & Tobacco (2655-2718)
Beer & Brewing
Cigar & Tobacco
Jewelry (2719-2754)

Day Three (May 9th, 2018) (Lots 3000-3730)
General Americana

Day Four (May 10th, 2018) (Lots 4000-4752)
Railroadiana (4000-4189)
Passes
Ephemera
Bargains & Dealer Specials (4190-4752)
Gen. Americana
Mining
Numismatics
Tokens
Railroad
Postal


SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Cowboy Bookends1250 - Cowboy Bookends
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage sirocco wood western themed bookends “ Surrounding the Wagons” Indian on horseback firing at wagons, no chips or breaks. Approx 4.25" ...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Vintage Cowboy Bookends1251 - Vintage Cowboy Bookends
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage bookends with rider on bucking horse, copper over wood.4.25" x 5.25". HWAC# 62437 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Cowboy Life Booklet with Illustrations1252 - Cowboy Life Booklet with Illustrations
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare red covered booklet with 12 b/w illustrations of cowboy activities including the mess wagon, branding on the prairie hitting the breeze, riding a
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival Framed Poster1253 - Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival Framed Poster
Holabird Western Americana Collections
COWBOY POETRY & MUSIC FESTIVAL / MARCH 20-34, 2002 / MELODY RANCH MOTION PICTURE STUDIO / SANTA CLARITA CALIFORNIA. Poster is approx 24" x ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Cowboy Salesman’s Sample Calendar1254 - Cowboy Salesman’s Sample Calendar
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Devere collection out of Texas. Devere at one time had one of the largest collections of western posters/calendars in the country having star
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Cowboy Salesman’s Sample Calendar1255 - Cowboy Salesman’s Sample Calendar
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Another piece from the Devere Collection, this one is titled True Friends, a 1953 Salesman’s Sample Calendar. January 1959. Night scene of a cowboy o
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Cowgirl Electric Clock1256 - Cowgirl Electric Clock
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage electric cowgirl clock 1950’s—1960’s. Clock works, base is 9 ½” by 3 ½ “ and 7” tall. White polished stone on base and upright. ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 175.00
 
 
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Indian Horse Decorations1257 - Indian Horse Decorations
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two 14 inch long leather thongs with brass decorations. HWAC# 49528 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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American Saddlery Billheads and Letterheads1258 - American Saddlery Billheads and Letterheads
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 30+ letterheads and billheads, many pictorial and mostly from NY, saddlery related. (Potter Collection) HWAC# 59715 Date: c. 1885+ Lo
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to s********x for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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Horse Shoer Billhead Collection1259 - Horse Shoer Billhead Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 50 varied billheads. Many are pictorial with horse vignettes. Mostly from New York. (Potter Collection) HWAC# 59728 Date: c. 1883-1998
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to s********x for (125.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 152.50
 
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Horse Stable Billheads (Approx 15)1260 - Horse Stable Billheads (Approx 15)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Various old stable billheads, almost all with pictorial horses (Potter Collection) HWAC# 59726 Date: c. 1875-1895 Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********x for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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Livery and Feed Stable Cabinet Card1261 - Livery and Feed Stable Cabinet Card
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, a photo of men and horses in front of G.W. Huggins Livery and Feed Stable. Believed to be Oklahoma circa 1900. Has some damag
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Livestock, Outfitters Billheads and Letter Head1262 - Livestock, Outfitters Billheads and Letter Head
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 20 billheads, many pictorial and 1 letterhead. All livestock related. (Potter Collection) HWAC# 59727 Date: c. 1883-1927 Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s********x for (95.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 115.90
 
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Matted Tough Tracking Print by Anthony Sinclair1263 - Matted Tough Tracking Print by Anthony Sinclair
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 deputies on horses are tracking in a snowy wooded scene. Print approx 18" x 22", matt 24" x 27". HWAC# 63322 Date: Lo...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN1264 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Miner's Candlestick1265 - Miner's Candlestick
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miners candlestick. 9 inches long. Well constructed miners candlestick with a unique rib at the center through the entire handle. Rare. No makers name
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Miner's Candlestick1266 - Miner's Candlestick
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miners candlestick. 11 inch long, well-made miners candlestick. No name, high-quality construction HWAC# 62161 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******r for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Miner's Candlestick1267 - Miner's Candlestick
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miners candlestick. 11 inches. Small handle, well-made, no name on the stick. HWAC# 62162 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to p*******r for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Miner's Candlestick1268 - Miner's Candlestick
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early style miners candlestick, 8 inches long, no hook, blacksmith constructed and unusual. HWAC# 62164 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to p*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Miner's Candlestick Holder1269 - Miner's Candlestick Holder
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique miner's iron candlestick holder. 10" long. HWAC# 61537 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to p*******r for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Two Varney Style Miner's Candlesticks1270 - Two Varney Style Miner's Candlesticks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Varney style miners candlesticks, well rusted. From the Hawthorne Nevada area. HWAC# 62163 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to p*******r for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Miner's Candlesticks (5)1271 - Miner's Candlesticks (5)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of five miners candlesticks, all probably made by different manufacturers. None marked. They range from 8 1/2 inches long to 10.5”. HWAC# 6
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*******r for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Miners hat with carbide lamp1272 - Miners hat with carbide lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original cloth miners had for underground mining with an auto light attached. Used average condition, from Hawthorne Nevada collection. HWAC# 6117
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to p******1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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I-T-P Carbide Lamps1273 - I-T-P Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass and nickel plated Wolf lamps. Condition 8. HWAC# 46466 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to p*******r for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Hundreds of Parts from a Makeshift Justrite Carbide Repair Kit1274 - Hundreds of Parts from a Makeshift Justrite Carbide Repair Kit
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The kit we got these parts from was a big plastic box which we chose to leave at the collectors house and instead have bagged each of the separate com
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Carbide, Empty Boxes for Autolite Lamps1275 - Carbide, Empty Boxes for Autolite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of eight empty boxes for Autolite carbide lamps and other Autolite accessories. Nice collection. HWAC# 46438 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two Unusual Underground Mine Lighting Devices1276 - Two Unusual Underground Mine Lighting Devices
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The first is probably a grease lamp, 6" x 4" x 4" with an unusual hanging device. The second is a hanging candle holder, with a flat ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to w********r.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Two Four Prong to Grease Lamps1277 - Two Four Prong to Grease Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19th century, from the Great American Mining Collection. These were probably used in South America or Europe. Little is known of their use. HWAC# 4
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w********r.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Two Frog Lamps1278 - Two Frog Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both lamps have a large heart as the screw-on device instead of a rooster. Each has a blacksmith created handle about 12 inches long. A nice collectib
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p******1 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Two Incomplete Frog Lamps1279 - Two Incomplete Frog Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both of these lamps are incomplete, lacking the top chamber devices. One comes with a note that it was found by noted mineralogist Peter Bancroft abou
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Fantastic Dortmund Mini Stainless Steel Oil Lamp and  Anton Oil Wick Lamp1280 - Fantastic Dortmund Mini Stainless Steel Oil Lamp and Anton Oil Wick Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stunning looking stainless steel Davy style miners lamp dated 1929. Etched V. D . V. G. / Dortmund / 1929. Appears to be a presentation piece and neve
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Nickel Coated Blasting Cap Tins (33)1281 - Nickel Coated Blasting Cap Tins (33)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 33 nickel coated California Cap Co. blasting cap tins.Silver appearing finish. These make nice desk holders for paper clip and other small item
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r******g for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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California Powder Works Poster1282 - California Powder Works Poster
Holabird Western Americana Collections
24 x 30" oak framed chromo-litho poster, c1885 for the California Powder Works. Minor fold in top quarter, not visible from six feet. The thin...
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Start Price : 6,000.00 | Estimates : 12,000.00 - 18,000.00
 
 
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Blasters' Handbook1283 - Blasters' Handbook
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover from Canadian Industries LTD. Describing practical methods of using explosives for various purposes. 191pp. HWAC# 62177 Date: 1934 L
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to p*******r for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Warning Dangerous Cargo Sign1284 - Warning Dangerous Cargo Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Black lettering on white enamel, 36 x 24. "Warning / Dangerous Cargo / No Visitors / No Smoking / No Open Lights." HWAC# 46813 Date: ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w********r.. for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Ropes Shaft Signal Sign1285 - Ropes Shaft Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White enamel with black lettering. 14 x 20 inches. Listing Command Bells and Call Bells (for station identification). A gold mine north of Ishpeming.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w********r.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Kerr-Addison Gold Mines Shaft Sign1286 - Kerr-Addison Gold Mines Shaft Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two part sign, white enamel with black lettering. Upper sign is 14 x 24 inches, with six grommet holes for hanging. "Signals for No. 3 Shaft&qu...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to m********y for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Emergency Signal Sign1287 - Emergency Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White enamel with red lettering, 19 x 12 inches. Four grommet holes for hanging. "Emergency Signal / 9 Bells / followed by the / Level Signal.&...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to o******x for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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"Examine Your Working Place" Sign1288 - "Examine Your Working Place" Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large metal sign. Green and black on white, on metal. “Be careful examine your working place well before starting the work.” 14 x 20". No locat...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Standard Signals Sign1289 - Standard Signals Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White enameled with blue printing, from the Districts of Thunder Bay and Rainy River: the code of signals required by The Ontario Mining Act. Levels
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Miner's Individual Scale with Weights1290 - Miner's Individual Scale with Weights
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small field scale with weights. Tin says "Miner's improved gold scale / [picture of eagle] / Manufactured expressly for California. Comes w...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Small Weight Set inside Original California Gold Scale Tin1291 - Small Weight Set inside Original California Gold Scale Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 weights ranging from 1/2 Pennyweight to 100 grams. Almost complete. Box lid says "Miners Improved Gold Scale / [picture of eagle / Manufactu...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to o********r.. for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Four Golden Conical Slag Ingot Molds1292 - Four Golden Conical Slag Ingot Molds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All are heavy metal and painted gold. Largest measures 20". Impress your friends! HWAC# 48442 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Assay Ingot Mold1293 - Assay Ingot Mold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One small gold ingot mold for approximately 20 ounce ingot, no makers name. Also includes two other assayers tools, a tong and a 12 button unit. HW
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p******1 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Large Assay Cast Iron Mortar and Pestle1294 - Large Assay Cast Iron Mortar and Pestle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large cast-iron mortar and pestle. 9 inches tall 10 1/2 inches diameter at the top. Comes with two pestles for beating and crushing rock. This large s
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to p*******r for (475.00 + 118.75) x 1 = 593.75
 
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Colorado Mining Mortar and Pestle1295 - Colorado Mining Mortar and Pestle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A black iron mining mortar and pestle. It was used by a man named John B. Smith who prospected in Colorado and Kansas and passed this tool down the f
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******1 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Large Assay Crucible Tongs (2)1296 - Large Assay Crucible Tongs (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large assay crucible tongs for the furnace room. These two choice pieces were probably used in one of Nevada's many important producing mine...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Crucible Collection from Nevada Ghost Towns1297 - Crucible Collection from Nevada Ghost Towns
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fred Holabird exclaimed, " This is a collection I never thought I'd see". A fine collection of assay crucibles collected from around ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gold Detection Device1298 - Gold Detection Device
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold detection device. 12 x 16", wood constructed with hand crank. Brass label says “patent January 8, 1895, other patents pending. PP Cuplin, ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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Gold Testing Device Advertisements1299 - Gold Testing Device Advertisements
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hall's Magnetic Mineral Rod. If you read this advertisement, you would want to buy one too. And all of the testimonials on back are unbelievable...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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