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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Choice Color Illustrated Montana Territory Billhead3300 - Choice Color Illustrated Montana Territory Billhead
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Montana Steam Cracker Company, Helena and Bozeman, manufacturers of Lockey's Brand of Crackers and Hard Bread. Illustrated receipt for items rec...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Helena Legal Documents3301 - Helena Legal Documents
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2 Legal documents from Helena Montana. They are both territorial from April of 1888 and hand written concerned with a payment of one thousand dollars
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to l*******c for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Helena Montana Checks and Receipts3302 - Helena Montana Checks and Receipts
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10 The First National Bank of Butte loan receipts c. 1920 with stamps. Approx 25 bank checks from various banks in Montana and ND c. 1905-1963. HWA
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Helena, MT Booklets3303 - Helena, MT Booklets
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Placer Hotel and Arbuckle's advertising items. Montana Deaconess School at Helena showing students and grounds.163 Infantry Journal. Helena Wat...
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LOT WITHDRAWN3304 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Madison Co. Residential Photograph3305 - Madison Co. Residential Photograph
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Photograph of a residence in Madison County with stables and select hand-colored trees. View of the stables, backyard, and mountains behind the house.
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b******1 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Miles City Police Labor Letter AFL3306 - Miles City Police Labor Letter AFL
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5 Letters from the great depression from the Miles City Trades and Labor Council, associated with the American Federation of Labor, to the City Counci
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Miles City, Montana Archive3307 - Miles City, Montana Archive
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80+ pieces. Binder full of letterheads and correspondence to the city government of Miles City, Montana, as well as other Mile City documents. c1906-1
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3308 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Benton & Barker Stage Co. Receipt, Philbrook, Montana Territory3309 - Benton & Barker Stage Co. Receipt, Philbrook, Montana Territory
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Rare! Dateline Philbrook, May 28, 1884. Pay $15.25 to G.J. Morrison for merchandise. Signed by superintendent John Davis. To be paid by the Treasurer
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to s****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Philipsburg, Montana Fire Ephemera3310 - Philipsburg, Montana Fire Ephemera
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Lot of 5. Includes: two pictorial receipts for the Philipsburg Fire Brigade No. 1, 1906; a 1902 pictorial draft for the same fire company; a 1905 Post
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Brown Shoe Company Letter (1936)3311 - Brown Shoe Company Letter (1936)
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Illustrated lettersheet for Brown Shoe Company, datelined Basin, Wyoming, Aug. 3, 1936. Sent to Ft. Peck Mercantile Co. in Poplar, MT. Letter is about
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9***6 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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The City of Red Lodge Booklet3312 - The City of Red Lodge Booklet
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Advertising booklet for Red Lodge in Carbon County Montana. Illustrated promotional piece for the small town with pictures, advertisements and inform
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Renova Postcard3313 - Renova Postcard
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Great card! Man sleeping in doghouse. Post marked Renova, 1906. Post office open, 1906-1923. HWAC# 38658 Date: 1906 Location: Renova, Jeffers
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p******1 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Pinkerton Detective Agency Reward for Masked Montana Train Robbers3314 - Pinkerton Detective Agency Reward for Masked Montana Train Robbers
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What a great piece. Two masked men "...secreted themselves on the tender of the Oriental Limited, Great Northern Railway Company" on Septe...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 1**9 for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Nice Pine Creek Cancel on Stevensville Postcard3315 - Nice Pine Creek Cancel on Stevensville Postcard
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Nice black and white photo of the Stevensville Hotel. Hand written notes on fronts include "parlor door" and "This used to be my bedr...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Ledger for Livery & Feed Stable, Virginia City, Montana3316 - Ledger for Livery & Feed Stable, Virginia City, Montana
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Ledger for Emil Hedrick, Dr., Livery & Feed Stable. 14.25" x 9". Good condition. HWAC# 57835 Date: Location: Virginia City, ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Virginia City, Montana Stage & Express Line License3317 - Virginia City, Montana Stage & Express Line License
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Rare! Issued October 16th, 1893 to S.R. Buford & Co. of Virginia City, Montana to carry on the business of Stage & Express. Signed by the st...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 1**9 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Schulze Brothers Co. Saddlery Cover and Billhead3318 - Schulze Brothers Co. Saddlery Cover and Billhead
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1904 pictorial cover and billhead for harnesses billed to S.R. Buford in Virginia City, Montana. "Wholesale Harness, Saddlery, Leather & Fi...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 1**9 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Mitchell & Lewis Wagon Co. Pictorial Letterhead & Cover3319 - Mitchell & Lewis Wagon Co. Pictorial Letterhead & Cover
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1899 letter and cover from the Mitchell & Lewis Wagon Co. (Racine, Wisconsin) sent to S.R. Buford & Co. in Virginia City, Montana. Re: order...
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Wagon Broadside Booklet3320 - Wagon Broadside Booklet
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Advertising broadside booklet and cover for the Commonwealth Carriage Co., St. Louis, Missouri, mailed to S.R. Buford in Virginia City, Montana in 190
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2 Montana Engineer Licenses3321 - 2 Montana Engineer Licenses
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Montana State Boiler Inspector's Certificate dated 1926. Montana Traction Engineer's License dated 1927. Nice tractor image. Both have som...
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2 Different Union Documents3322 - 2 Different Union Documents
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Official dues card, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen and Helpers. 1938-1939. Constitution and By-laws, Butte Teamsters
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Important Montana Labor Collection3323 - Important Montana Labor Collection
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Includes 10 postal receipts/ working cards. Approx 100 letters from State of Montana Attorney General, State Forester, House of Representatives, gub
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2 Montana Historical Books3324 - 2 Montana Historical Books
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Vigilantes of Montana or Popular Justice in the Rocky Mountains by Prof. Thos. J. Dismdale. Mackinaws Down the Missouri by Glen Barrett. HWAC# 505
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5 Different Labor Union Documents3325 - 5 Different Labor Union Documents
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2 x mine union brother release papers dated 1944. By laws and rules of local union 41. Butte Mutual Labor Bureau Recommendation Card dated 1922, has
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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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7 Union Member Documents3326 - 7 Union Member Documents
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4 pink working cards, local 175. Savings passbook The First National Bank of Dillon Montana, 1963-7967. Dues book United Brotherhood of Carpenters a
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Books of Vigilantes of Montana, Anaconda Mine3327 - Books of Vigilantes of Montana, Anaconda Mine
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Lot of 5 books 1)The Vigilantes of Montana by Prof. Thos. J. Dimsdale; embossed, leather bound, a reprint 1981 from 1866 edition by Time Life Books, h
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Certificate of Alexander M.Walker, Society of Montana Pioneers3328 - Certificate of Alexander M.Walker, Society of Montana Pioneers
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Beautiful Certificate from Society of Montana Pioneers certifying that Alexander M. Walker arrived within the territory now constituting the State of
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to h****y for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Fabulous Pictorial Montana Wagon Documents3329 - Fabulous Pictorial Montana Wagon Documents
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Lot of three pieces. 1) Billhead for S.C. Ashby & Co., seller of The Mitchell Fram and Spring Wagons. Dateline Helena, M.T., Oct. 9th, 1889. Bil...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Five Montana Souvenir Spoons3330 - Five Montana Souvenir Spoons
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Lot of five different. Includes: copper, 5.75", mining scene on bowl and handle; patriotic handle and (gold-plated?) small Montana seal, 6"...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Group of Montana Territorial Warrants3331 - Group of Montana Territorial Warrants
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Lot of 4. 1) Two different pictorial and colorful Territory of Montana warrants/bonds for $50 and $100, issued 1868. One has five coupons attached. P
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Hotel Montana Photographs3332 - Hotel Montana Photographs
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Hotel Montana photograph. Location is not known. Dated by car in photo. One photo is pristine and sharp. The other has a full length bend in it. Size
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Montana Education Booklets3333 - Montana Education Booklets
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Included: Biennial Reports, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Librarian of the State Law Library, 1917-1918; University of Montana President...
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Montana Letterheads & Other Ephemera3334 - Montana Letterheads & Other Ephemera
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Lot of 12. Included: 1873 letterhead for Henry Elling, Banker, Virginia City; pictorial letterhead for the Park Hotel, Great Falls, 1890s; letter fr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s********x for (65.00 + 14.30) x 1 = 79.30
 
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Montana War Department Telegraphs Between Post Traders3335 - Montana War Department Telegraphs Between Post Traders
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Lot of 8. This is a nice group showing communication between the post and Indian traders at Ft. Shaw and Ft. Benton. 1) Four are sent from Fort Benton
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Pair of Territorial Montana Receipts for Expressmen3336 - Pair of Territorial Montana Receipts for Expressmen
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1) 1884 license receipt issued 1884 in Dillon to Utah & Northern Railroad Expressman. 2) 1889 license receipt for Omnibus & Expressman in Bo...
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Two Montana Ribbons3337 - Two Montana Ribbons
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1) Silver Anniversary Encampment W.R.C., Department of Montana, Billings, April 15, 16, 17, 1909. Yellow cloth, 8" x 2.25". Vignette of ba...
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Western Letterheads to Montana3338 - Western Letterheads to Montana
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Lot of about 15 misc. letterheads issued to Montana merchants, 1906-1916. Best piece is Home Lode Gold Mining Co. (Silver City, SD) to Butte, MT, 1916
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Map of Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho & Wyoming3339 - Map of Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho & Wyoming
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Double truck, engraved & hand colored by Johnson. Gray border, colors are vivid. Slight .25" tear at bottom, middle, does not encroach on m...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********r for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Maps of Nebraska3340 - Maps of Nebraska
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3 Maps. 1) Nebraska by Gray. 1873. Engraved and hand colored. Approximately 17" x 27." 2) Nebraska by County, 1883. Graphics and lithograp...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to G******g for (125.00 + 31.25) x 1 = 156.25
 
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Boulder City Postcard Collection3341 - Boulder City Postcard Collection
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All of Boulder Dam and Lake Mead. One RPC of Lake Mead. One Frasher of the Original site of Boulder Dam. One Union Pacific card. Series of eight Carpe
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Unused Bullfrog Bank & Trust Co. Checkbook3342 - Unused Bullfrog Bank & Trust Co. Checkbook
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190-. Unused blue checks and deposit slips in bound checkbook. Dateline Beatty, Nev. Bullfrog Bank & Trust Company. Approx. 25 checks. 2.5 x 7&...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to F****e for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Anglo-California Bank Gold Coin Receipts to Bullion & Exchange Bank3343 - Anglo-California Bank Gold Coin Receipts to Bullion & Exchange Bank
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Two receipts dated 1901 & 1908 from the Anglo-California Bank of San Francisco to the State Bank & Trust and Bullion & Exchange Bank of ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Bullion & Exchange Bank Archive (Carson City, Nevada)3344 - Bullion & Exchange Bank Archive (Carson City, Nevada)
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Lot of 7. 1) Six Ormsby County banking licenses issued to the Bullion & Exchange Bank 1889-1898. Five are for one month and the last is for 3 m...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Bullion and Exchange Bank Certificate issued to Overton3345 - Bullion and Exchange Bank Certificate issued to Overton
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Issued to J. B.Overton 1899 # 57 9 shares, "one of the well-and favorably known citizens of Virginia City, who has been identified with the int...
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Important Letter Related to the Corbett Fitzsimmons Fight3346 - Important Letter Related to the Corbett Fitzsimmons Fight
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1902 letter written on Russ House letterhead (San Francisco) to the Bullion & Exchange Bank. Message is from Carson City saloon owner Al Livings...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j***d for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Two Carson River Related Items3347 - Two Carson River Related Items
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1) 1879 billhead from the Union Iron Works of San Francisco to the California Mill. 14 x 50" screens. Total of $113.75 worth. 2) Stereoview of ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*****L for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Antique Oak Recliner found in Dayton3348 - Antique Oak Recliner found in Dayton
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An antique oak recliner found in Dayton. It has been in the same family for over fifty years. No maker shown. Lion heads on the ends of the arm restss
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to p******1 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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3 Different Elko, NV Key Fobs3349 - 3 Different Elko, NV Key Fobs
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Copper plastic STOCKMEN'S MOTOR HOTEL ELKO, NEVADA 89801 2.5" x 1.25". Green plastic ELKO HOTEL, ELKO, NEVADA 3.5" X 1.5". ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to B********R for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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