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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Beer and Spirits Label Collection4400 - Beer and Spirits Label Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 65 label, brandies, whiskies and more. They appear to be unused. HWAC# 57962 Date: c. 1875-1935 Location:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Billhead and Letterhead Collection (100+)4401 - Billhead and Letterhead Collection (100+)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
US billheads and letter heads, many pictorial. HWAC# 57957 Date: c. 1880-1916 Location:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to s********x for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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Books of General Americana4402 - Books of General Americana
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 15 books of general Americana, mostly for resale includes a five volume set of exclusive printing of Louis l'Amour, general books on the w...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Box Full of Western Americana & Stock Auction Catalogs4403 - Box Full of Western Americana & Stock Auction Catalogs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 35 catalogs of stock and Western Americana from Holabird auction of the past including Filer, and 3 Garabini Arizona stock books. (Potter Col
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Card Games Books4404 - Card Games Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Official Rules of Card Games book, Hoyle up-to-date c. 1924 pp. 240; The Goren Point Count Method of Contract Bridge Bidding pp.20; Auction Bridg
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Children With Horses on a Farm Photos (6)4405 - Children With Horses on a Farm Photos (6)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly cabinet cards without identification. 1 stereoview. HWAC# 57272 Date: c. 1890-1910 Location:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Civil War Vignettes4406 - Civil War Vignettes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three color scenes: Vicksburg (2) and Gettysburg. A color citizens Bank of Louisiana reprint. Confederate Chieftains, Union Generals, Jefferson Davis
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h****e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Custer Channel Wing Corp Stocks (100)4407 - Custer Channel Wing Corp Stocks (100)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
100 Custer Channel Wing stocks, i/c c. 1959 HWAC# 61825 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Deck of Cards & Aladdin Phonecard4408 - Deck of Cards & Aladdin Phonecard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Deck of cards with trains, & scenery from Mission Dolores, San Francisco & Carmel Mission & many more. Good condition. HWAC# 59658 ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Earth History Library4409 - Earth History Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
General Americana, Earth history library. 14 volumes. About half are hardbound. Includes books on space, the earth, the genesis of the earth, meteorol
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Eastern United States Bank Revenue Collection4410 - Eastern United States Bank Revenue Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
75 checks. All imprinted Revenues. At least 15 different revenue imprints and variations. Checks from the Northern N. H. Railroad (nice steam engine v
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********x for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
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Eastern United States Check Collection4411 - Eastern United States Check Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly Eastern. Many Different. No RN's. No adhesive revenues. Over 40! (Potter Collection) HWAC# 59451 Date: 1869-1911 Location:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to s********x for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Engineering Books (10)4412 - Engineering Books (10)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Open Channel Hydraulics by Chow, The Field Engineer by Shunk, Rock Slope Engineering by Bray, The Aggregate Handbook, An Intro to Engineering, Track D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Fantasy Belt Buckle Collection4413 - Fantasy Belt Buckle Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 40 fantasy metal belt buckles made in the 1960's by California dealers to be sold to tourists in shops. Approx sizes 2.5" x 4"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c******k for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Fireman Photos (6)4414 - Fireman Photos (6)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six old photos of firefighters in action, or old fire trucks, Santa Monica and Wisconsin locales. Three are sepia toned, two of the b/w ones ha
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p******1 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Framed New Pony Express Mirror4415 - Framed New Pony Express Mirror
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reads "Mail Agents / Pony Express / Ten Days to San Francisco". Mirror of Cowboy Express Rider on horse. 23" x 18.5". Nice cond...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Framed Wild West Pictures (3)4416 - Framed Wild West Pictures (3)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Framed picture in black & white of five men posing in attractive attire for the day. The five men are Harry Longabaugh "The Sundance Kid...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f********c.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Ft. Sheridan, Ft. Bridget and western Postcards4417 - Ft. Sheridan, Ft. Bridget and western Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
RPC Bingham Canyon shows the road through the canyon and the railroad trestle. 3 Views of Fort Laramie-2 RPC's: Officer's Quarters & Sut...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Grab Bag of Misc. Americana4418 - Grab Bag of Misc. Americana
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Misc. grab bag of Rio Grand Southern Railroad passes,; an 1862 Virginia Treasure Note is a souvenir Jamestown Exposition for $100, it is post marked 1
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Grab Bag, Books, Stamp Album,  U.S. First Day Covers4419 - Grab Bag, Books, Stamp Album, U.S. First Day Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Grab Bag. Quartz crystal rods, baseball cards (approx 25); Books, How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon;U.S. First Day Covers & Special Covers; All A...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Grab Box of US Ephemera4420 - Grab Box of US Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
16# of unsorted US ephemera including books, philatelics, gaming, broadsides advertising pieces, newspaper, promotional playing cards, postcards and
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Grab Gag Ephemera4421 - Grab Gag Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Good for coupons Worcester Salt Company's United Profit Sharing Coupon, Sheffield Condensed Milk Co. coupons, Lucky Strike Certificate, the Amer...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Greeting Cards (approx. 40)4422 - Greeting Cards (approx. 40)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Greeting cards from the early to mid 1900's. Christmas greeting, birthdays, & birth announcements. HWAC# 59662 Date: early to mid 190...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 90.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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IRS Retail Liquor Dealer Document4423 - IRS Retail Liquor Dealer Document
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 $25 IRS retail liquor certificates, unissued c. 1870's. HWAC# 50034 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to c******u for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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IRS Retail Liquor Dealer Document4424 - IRS Retail Liquor Dealer Document
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 unissued documents c. 1880's. HWAC# 50042 Date: Location:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Knights of Pythias Baseball Tickets (20)4425 - Knights of Pythias Baseball Tickets (20)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20 cardboard indoor baseball tickets, location unknown. Several tickets are stained, fair condition overall. HWAC# 57948 Date: c. 1923 Locatio
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Literature Pamphlets, & Book "The Black Cat"4426 - Literature Pamphlets, & Book "The Black Cat"
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting lot with a Reader's Digest from 1945; a pamphlet of Literature entitled "Progress Issued monthly by The University Association&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Marilyn Monroe Post Cards, Pinup Pictures, Post Cards, Souvenir Program4427 - Marilyn Monroe Post Cards, Pinup Pictures, Post Cards, Souvenir Program
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 100 pieces of "Naughty photo's, pictures, & programs". Entertaining lot consisting of Menu from Coppa's Restaurant; U....
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Military Payment Certificate Collection4428 - Military Payment Certificate Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over a dozen examples of military payment certificates, a collecting specialty in its own right! HWAC# 61952 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to q******s for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Miscellaneous Ephemera4429 - Miscellaneous Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells Fargo broadside reprint, various stock certificates: Pyramid Oil Company,(4), Mokelumne and Campo Seco Canal and Mining Co.; Tuolumne County Wa
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mostly Insurance and Banking Related Collection4430 - Mostly Insurance and Banking Related Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Old insurance policies and other documents from from Suffolk County Mutual 1899, Niagara Fire Insurance 1871, Continental Insurance, Prussian Nation
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Estimates : 170.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Mother of Pearl Gaming Markers4431 - Mother of Pearl Gaming Markers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sixteen pieces of engraved mother of pearl, probably used as gaming markers. HWAC# 61919 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*******8 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Mounted Photographs of Business Exteriors4432 - Mounted Photographs of Business Exteriors
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. None identified. One shows a group standing in front of a Maple Restaurant (4.25 x 6.5" on 7 x 9" mount); another shows four wor...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Mounted Photographs of Business Interiors4433 - Mounted Photographs of Business Interiors
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11 mounted photographs of early business interiors. Only one is identified (a plumbing store in Sausalito). See early cash registers, postcard
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Mounted Photographs of Factory & Shop Interiors4434 - Mounted Photographs of Factory & Shop Interiors
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) 1939 photo of interior of Universal Electric Appliance Co. in San Francisco (identified bottom right). 5 x 7 on 7 x 9". 2) Interio...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Mounted Photographs of Farms & Other Farming Ephemera4435 - Mounted Photographs of Farms & Other Farming Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Four mounted photographs of early farming scenes, one identified as Kansas. Largest is 5x7 on 8x10" mount. Five other pieces of farmi...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Outlaw and Gunfighter Books (2)4436 - Outlaw and Gunfighter Books (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcovers. Encyclopedia of Western Gun-Fighters by O'Neal, Badmen of the West by Elman (Potter Collection) HWAC# 63144 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to 9*****H for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Pamphlets, Receipt Books, Canceled Checks, Letters4437 - Pamphlets, Receipt Books, Canceled Checks, Letters
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mix Americana lot, approx. 50 pieces. HWAC# 62007 Date: early1900's Location:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Pewter Rocky Mountain Cristmas4438 - Pewter Rocky Mountain Cristmas
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No.1106/2000,by Michael Ricker. Nice condition. 1979 pewter decorative plate with child on sled & holly on border. 7.5" round. 2) Pewter N...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****5 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Photo's, Postcards, Documents, Covers4439 - Photo's, Postcards, Documents, Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Misc. Insurance documents, chromolithos, post cards, many old photos (origin unknown) from the 1800's. 1 of burned out hotel with fireman & ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Southern State Check Collection4440 - Southern State Check Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of Forty. Fourteen pictorial. Thirteen revenue imprinted. Ten revenue stamps. 1) One Kentucky. 1851 Covington. See photo. 2) Eleven Virginia. Incl
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*****p for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Steamer or Ship Stationery4441 - Steamer or Ship Stationery
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stationery from SS Celtic (9), American Line (4), Deutchland (3), Cooks Steamship (12), USMS New York (11), USMS Philadelphia (3). Most are 5 x 7.5...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to t******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Steamer Trip from New York to England in 8 Days4442 - Steamer Trip from New York to England in 8 Days
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This map of a steamer trip was kept by one of the passengers. The trip of 3,122 miles was completed from March 24, 1886 to April 1, 1886. Map is writt
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Stock Certificates (approx. 40)4443 - Stock Certificates (approx. 40)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock Certificates, some are issued & punch canceled, some are not issued. Various certs from New York, Kansas, Nevada & many more. HWAC#...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Stock Certificates Custer Channel Wing Corporation4444 - Stock Certificates Custer Channel Wing Corporation
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 100 Stock Certs. Issued & punch cancelled. Signed by President Custer. 12" x 8". HWAC# 59654 Date: 1960's Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to o*****F for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Stock Certs. from Various States4445 - Stock Certs. from Various States
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock Certs from Goldfield; Georgia-Pacific Corporation; E.J. Korvette,Inc.; Gardner-Denver Company; just to name a few. Issued/punch canceled. HW
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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The Compleat Angler by Walton4446 - The Compleat Angler by Walton
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover and slip case, 1948 reprint, 316pp. Fishing for pike, carp and more. HWAC# 63311 Date: 1948 Location:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to o*****F for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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The Confederate Mail Carrier4447 - The Confederate Mail Carrier
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Confederate Mail Carrier or From Missouri to Arkansas by James Bradley. 275 pages.front internal binding is starting to separate. HWAC# 50524
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN4448 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Twenty-one nineteenth century almanacs4449 - Twenty-one nineteenth century almanacs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes Jayne's Medial Almanca 1856, two Gargling Oil Almanacs 1879 and 1883, Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac 1886, Ayer's Malaria and Ague C...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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