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


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Two Silver Spoons & One Fork3600 - Two Silver Spoons & One Fork
Holabird Western Americana Collections
FRED HARVEY marked ornate 7” silver-plated fork by International Silver; circa 1920s., ROCK ISLAND Lines marked 6” silver-plated spoon by R.W circa 1
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to j******6 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Souvenir Silver Spoons (4)3601 - Souvenir Silver Spoons (4)
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1 silver plated, US battleship Maine, Destroyed Feb. 15, 1898. 3 sterling silver-teaspoon by Currier and L'Heureux, F. N. D. by Mermod Jaccard ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 160.00
Sold to c*****n for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Souvenir Spoons (15) & 1 Fork3602 - Souvenir Spoons (15) & 1 Fork
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 spoons largest is 5.5" the smallest is 3.5". Ranging from Texas to to Disneyland and many more. HWAC# 56764 Date: Lo...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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4 Odd Suicide Knobs3603 - 4 Odd Suicide Knobs
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1.75" milky green with threaded insert. 1.75" red and white swirl with attached metal 2.75" threaded shaft. 2" mocha with 1...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********n for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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4 Vintage Suicide Spinner knobs3604 - 4 Vintage Suicide Spinner knobs
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2" 6 point Bakelite appearing knob with rusty clamp and broken mounting platform. 1.75" Bakelite appearing round knob with round shiny ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Four Automobile jacks3605 - Four Automobile jacks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The first jack is a Walker-Badger ratchet jack for medium weight trucks; a model # 126 for sale in the 1920-1930's these jacks were a must have ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Old Photos of Classy Classic American cars3606 - Old Photos of Classy Classic American cars
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B/w 3 row convertible with many passenger at Pike's Peak 1935-spotting on photo. 1920's at Peninsula Hotel in San Mateo with black convertib...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3607 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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11 Pages of Letters, Ohio and Western Coal and Iron Co.3608 - 11 Pages of Letters, Ohio and Western Coal and Iron Co.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter head from The Kearsage, letters from D. N. Stanton 1884 regarding stocks and bonds. 8.75" x 6". HWAC# 52810 Date: 1884 Loca...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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1865 Leather Wallet personalized to Habor H Heggem3609 - 1865 Leather Wallet personalized to Habor H Heggem
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Although well worn today, the inside suggests that this was a well made wallet for it time: Diamond pattern, extra leather scrolled flaps, etc. HWA
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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A Collector's Treasures3610 - A Collector's Treasures
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These items were all from the Clayton Phillips collection. It is a regular treasure trove. Some of the most interesting items include a homemade scyth
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********1 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3611 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Antique Walking Stick w/ Gold-in-Quartz3612 - Antique Walking Stick w/ Gold-in-Quartz
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Engraved 14K gold handled mahogany (?) walking stick. Engraved gold handle inset with gold quartz on end. Delicate and beautiful. 34" long, sti...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to A*****4 for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Balloon Ascension real Photo Postcard3613 - Balloon Ascension real Photo Postcard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight or so people ready for their flight in a hot air balloon. Not used. HWAC# 48468 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Blow's Taylor Shop Photo3614 - Blow's Taylor Shop Photo
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blows taylor shop next to L. G. Stules building. Possibly V. A. Steele in front. Cabinet card, c 1885-1890. Excellent project for a researcher to look
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Challenger Smooth Plane3615 - Challenger Smooth Plane
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Challenger Smooth Plane, 8" plane, #V2. Wood handles and steel. Used, good condition. Original box. HWAC# 43862 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Dual Knives in Wooden Handles3616 - Dual Knives in Wooden Handles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This modern piece has carved wooden handle and gold colored accents. The knife blades have Asian writing and design. Overall length is 15.25"...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Early Pornography Suite3617 - Early Pornography Suite
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Photographs are c1900 and quite graphic. Total of five. Most are 5 x 4". See photo online. HWAC# 62209 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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El Oro y Tialpuiahua Mirror3618 - El Oro y Tialpuiahua Mirror
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"Ferretoria Ernesto Raeder Merceria" round, 2 1/2 inches. HWAC# 61613 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*****h for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Folding Spectacles with Leather Case3619 - Folding Spectacles with Leather Case
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Gold appearing finish on folding spectacles with a chain and leather case from Henry Kahn and Co, San Fransisco, CA HWAC# 62458 Date: Locatio
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to B********R for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Hornback Aligator Gladstone Bag3620 - Hornback Aligator Gladstone Bag
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Antique / early vintage Alligator Gladstone satchel travel bag, Edwardian - 1920s. Possibly a doctor's bag-some bottles inside, 10" x 16&q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to B********R for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Knife Advertisement: Card and Knife3621 - Knife Advertisement: Card and Knife
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Lot of two. 1) Glasner & Barzen Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Includes a blade, bottle opener and corkscrew. Advertising on the other side i...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3622 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Matted Blacksmith Shop Photo3623 - Matted Blacksmith Shop Photo
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4.25" x 6.25" photo of a blacksmith shop with 4 blacksmiths posing. There is a sticker on the matting. HWAC# 51029 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1*********1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Musician Photographs3624 - Musician Photographs
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2 photographs total of Dude Martin and his Round-Up Gang and a group photo of Al Pearce, Edna O'Keefe, Cal Pearce, Jean Clarimoux, Norman Nielse...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Old Account Ledger3625 - Old Account Ledger
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This old ledger appears to be from an American goat breeding company, possibly Northern Angora Goat & Livestock Company. Entries are dated 1906...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Old Almanacs (2) and a Circus Poster Book3626 - Old Almanacs (2) and a Circus Poster Book
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Watkins Almanac, Home Doctor & Cook Book 1915, 96pp, some pages dogeared and stained in upper corners. Lum and Abner's 1936 Family Almanac a...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Photo of 3 Bison on the Range3627 - Photo of 3 Bison on the Range
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photo of 3 bison on the range by Irwin of Chickasa I. T. 5" x 8" photo on mat board. 2 small edge stains. HWAC# 62476 Date: Loca...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Piano Adverts, & Photos3628 - Piano Adverts, & Photos
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of approx. 10 pieces of ephemera regarding pianos, includes a book of piano & organ supplies, advertisements from Vose Sons' Pianos, K...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Check Collection from the Midwest (Many Revenue Imprinted)3629 - Check Collection from the Midwest (Many Revenue Imprinted)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
States include Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, etc. Over 100 total! Many have revenue imprinted stamps. Mostly Illinois. Large cities and small towns. Incl
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Checks from Washington D. C., Maryland, Delaware, etc.3630 - Checks from Washington D. C., Maryland, Delaware, etc.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty-four items. Many have revenue stamps. Includes `848 Josiah Lee Exchange of Baltimore, 1872 Treasurer of the Central Building Association check
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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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Print of Mission Church of San Xavier Del Bac3631 - Print of Mission Church of San Xavier Del Bac
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Matted print of Mission Church of San Xavier Del Bac. USPRR Survey. Nice condition, print is 9.5" x 7". (Potter Collection) HWAC# 5...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to w*********n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Seven historic American documents!3632 - Seven historic American documents!
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1) Land Purchase of Thomas Cooper of Richard Holmes in 1792, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts for 42 pounds and 10 shillings Thomas Cooper acquired l
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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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Sewing Sampler3633 - Sewing Sampler
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Sewing sampler. 13.5" x 22", 1902 made by Theresia Holz-Leitner. This beautiful sampler is made with green and red thread in 1902 maybe af...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Framed Sewing Sampler3634 - Framed Sewing Sampler
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Sewing sampler, 1894. 19.5 x 15" framed sewing sampler using buff, bright red, and blue thread. Made by Theresa Ressler 1894. These samplers we...
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Sewing Sampler3635 - Sewing Sampler
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Sewing sampler. 1915, made by “MB Staubtuch”. 15 x 31" framed, red thread. HWAC# 61175 Date: 1915 Location:
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Shoe Cobblers Wood Box3636 - Shoe Cobblers Wood Box
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Fancy printed "The Always Ready Cobbler set", printed on front and back. hinges broken. 5 x 6 x 15". Nicely refinished, very showy. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********r.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Spanish American War Photos (2)3637 - Spanish American War Photos (2)
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2 b/w Spanish American War photos. Soldiers and a pair of horses on a carriage. Written on back "Taken at Bakers Farm, Concord Mass., Oct. 6th...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Star & Daily Panama Herald Newspaper 18873638 - Star & Daily Panama Herald Newspaper 1887
Holabird Western Americana Collections
April 25, 1887 front page of newspaper. Includes some passengers arriving from San Francisco by ship and a death bed confession to a murder. On Mat B
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Stevie Wonder , I just Called To Say I Love You, 7" 453639 - Stevie Wonder , I just Called To Say I Love You, 7" 45
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Unplayed Motown 7" 45 rpm. Sides 1 and 2 both I Just Called To Say I Love You. In original sleeve and original cardboard mailer with liner car...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Suppository Advertisement and Envelope3640 - Suppository Advertisement and Envelope
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7" x 4" advertisement and 2.5' x 4.25" envelope. Advert is for an antiseptic suppository and its many benefits. HWAC# 51026 ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3641 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Two Mirrors3642 - Two Mirrors
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One "Souvenir of Annual carnival" (no glass) 1 1/4 inches round; the other "Paul Diller / Watchmaker and Jeweler / Reading, Pa."...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j******6 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Two Pair of Vintage Field Binoculars3643 - Two Pair of Vintage Field Binoculars
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Field binoculars: one pair is Sportiere Paris. Black, used, fair condition, in case--case in rough condition. The other pair is unmarked, brown leathe
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Union Pacific Stage Lines ticket punch leather holster3644 - Union Pacific Stage Lines ticket punch leather holster
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a leather holster for a ticket punch hand-held tool for the Union Stage Lines buses. The Driver would punch the ticket hold's ticket and...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Vintage Ferrotype3645 - Vintage Ferrotype
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Vintage ferrotype of a man standing by cabinet. He is wearing a badge of some sort and has a leather bag slung over his shoulder. Ferrotypes were made
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Vintage Fireworks Folding Notepad3646 - Vintage Fireworks Folding Notepad
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Burgundy covered folding mini note pad from Thearle-Duffield Fireworks. The first 3 pages have hand written notes. Unusual item for the fireworks coll
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3647 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Early Mounted Baseball Team Photograph3648 - Early Mounted Baseball Team Photograph
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Unidentified team or city. Staining, High Contrast. Photograph is 6.5 x 8.25". Mounted 8 x 10". HWAC# 53425 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Baseball RPC's (2)3649 - Baseball RPC's (2)
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2 baseball team RPC's. Appears to be same team in 2 poses. Light contrast. HWAC# 61367 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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