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Six day Auction, September 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4, 2015.
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First Trip Cover Collection3150 - First Trip Cover Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 sealed "first trip" covers. Includes: Berryville & Little Rock, Stockton & Fresno (two trips), Salt Lake City & Ric...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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South Pacific 1st Flight Covers3151 - South Pacific 1st Flight Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group includes five covers. One has great illustration of plane flying over Guantanamo Bay. (Prag Collection) City: State: Date: HWAC#: : 31633
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****F for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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South Pacific First Flight3152 - South Pacific First Flight
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three covers; 2 to new Zealand and 1 to Honolulu. (Prag Collection) City: State: Date: HWAC#: : 31634
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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General Cover Collection3153 - General Cover Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 31 miscellaneous covers. Earliest is 1904 SF Examiner cover. Latest is 1978 Moffat Tunnel anniversary cover. Eleven Wells Fargo and Adams Expre
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to 9*****F for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Hong Kong to SF First Flight3154 - Hong Kong to SF First Flight
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collection of four different "First Flight" covers. (Prag Collection) City: State: Date: 1937 HWAC#: : 31641
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****F for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Illustrated Military-Themed Covers3155 - Illustrated Military-Themed Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 different illustrated military-themed covers. Four have U.S. Frigate Constitution cancels (1933-1947, Seattle, Balboa, Boston) and have illustratio
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Original 1c Stamp Artwork3156 - Original 1c Stamp Artwork
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6: stamp art work, 1 cent US Postage surround with intricate scroll work. Appears to be proofs of the original Ben Franklin postage stamp, with
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9*****F for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Postcards Featuring Post Office Mail Carriers & Vehicles3157 - Postcards Featuring Post Office Mail Carriers & Vehicles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24 postcards that show mail carriers, boats, wagons, etc. Two cards (1907 cancels) show early mail cars being used in Milwaukee. Nine feature m
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Postcards Featuring US Post Offices3158 - Postcards Featuring US Post Offices
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 early postcards featuring post offices across the U.S. Includes 3 postcards about tiny post offices (RPC of De Luz, CA; RPC of Mtn. Ranch, C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Foreign Postcards with Single Stamps3159 - Foreign Postcards with Single Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
While the other two lots have cards with illustrations of many foreign stamps, these early foreign postcards only have illustrations of single stamps.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (30.00 + 6.90) x 1 = 36.90
 
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Postcards Featuring World Stamp Illustrations3160 - Postcards Featuring World Stamp Illustrations
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 different postcards that feature illustrations of stamps from around the world. French, German, American, and Monaco. Six were mailed. Pleas
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to 9*****F for (15.00 + 3.00) x 1 = 18.00
 
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Southern Express Co. Ephemera3161 - Southern Express Co. Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One piece is framed from 1875. Also included is a cover from Southern Express (1899) with letter and a C. O. D cover (1919). City: State: Date: H
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (65.00 + 14.95) x 1 = 79.95
 
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Stamps of the United States on Postcards3162 - Stamps of the United States on Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight early postcards featuring illustrations of U.S. stamps. Two different types: one mailed 1908 with illustration of Lincoln and Washington stamps,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Stamps of the World on Postcards3163 - Stamps of the World on Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large collection of 68 early postcards that all feature illustrations of stamps from around the world. Colorful, artistic and informational. Countries
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****F for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Trans Pacific Covers3164 - Trans Pacific Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different covers with maps. (Prag Collection) City: State: Date: HWAC#: : 31639
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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US Postal Covers3165 - US Postal Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 100 postal covers: over 80 First Day of Issue Covers from 1948- 1960s; 20 covers from the 19th century. City: State: Date: HWAC#: : 29025
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Assayer's Reports and Mining Letters (Yellow Aster Mining Company)3166 - Assayer's Reports and Mining Letters (Yellow Aster Mining Company)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four pages of assayer's reports from the Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Company and two related typewritten letters from 1887 and 1901. The Yel...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r***6 for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Tables of the Value of Gold and Silver (by SF Assayer)3167 - Tables of the Value of Gold and Silver (by SF Assayer)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare original book by Thomas Price, "Tables of the Value of Gold and Silver per Troy Ounce". Bullion Rooms, Assay Office, Chemical laborat...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Memorandum of Gold Bullion3168 - Memorandum of Gold Bullion
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A gold bullion memorandum from Kellogg and Humbert's Assay office in San Francisco, by Caghill(?) & Co. for 101 ounces of raw material, 90 o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to v*********m for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Rare Assay Certificate for Buxton Mill (Dakota Territory)3169 - Rare Assay Certificate for Buxton Mill (Dakota Territory)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Buxton Mill Assay Office, Sept. 18, 1886. The Steward Mining Company (Mr. Clark) has left ore valued at $16.53 (gold) and $5.20 (silver). Signed by th
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Assay Receipt from US Assay Office for dust, Framed Montana *Territorial*3170 - Assay Receipt from US Assay Office for dust, Framed Montana *Territorial*
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Memorandum of Gold Bullion deposited at the United States Assay Office, No. 547, at Helena, M.T., the 11th day of October, 1883, by P. V. Jackson. &...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Marvelous 1881 letter from the US Assay Office to PV Jackson3171 - Marvelous 1881 letter from the US Assay Office to PV Jackson
Holabird Western Americana Collections
RB Harrison, assayer in charge, writes to tell Jackson of Sterling, Montana that returns and cash for $381.36 for a gold deposit is enclosed. Just inc
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Carson City Warrant Issued to Comstock Assayer3172 - Carson City Warrant Issued to Comstock Assayer
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Illustrated State Controller's Warrant issued on Feb. 10, 1886 to F.E. Fielding for $150 for "salary as assayer" during Nov.-Dec. 1885...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to G*****N for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Three Comstock Assayer Checks--Payoff for a Scandal at the Carson City Mint?3173 - Three Comstock Assayer Checks--Payoff for a Scandal at the Carson City Mint?
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These three Bullion & Exchange Bank checks are a very interesting find. All three are issued to (and endorsed by) Gold Hill assayer W.S. James. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to v*********m for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75
 
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Syracuse Smelting Works Ingot3174 - Syracuse Smelting Works Ingot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ingot reads: Syracuse Smelting Works on top and the bottom is stamped with "Government Genuine," "Alloyed Under the Stanley Process,&...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
 
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Early Taylor Gold Mould3175 - Early Taylor Gold Mould
Holabird Western Americana Collections
250 ounce gold mould from John Taylor & Co. of San Francisco. embossed on the lip with the size and name. Very fine. Sharp cornered base with ro...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****F for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Original Touchstone Needles for assaying, RARE3176 - Original Touchstone Needles for assaying, RARE
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the first set we ave ever offered for auction. Needles are numbered 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14,1 6,1 8, and 20. A simpler method for determining gold
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*****F for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Prospecting and Assaying Kits3177 - Prospecting and Assaying Kits
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three items, an assaying kit in a wood box with 2 boxes of chemicals (untouched), and two ultraviolet lights from the 1950's for prospecting. Th...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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California Miner's Scale3178 - California Miner's Scale
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A complete, old California miner's scale used to weigh out gold. The outside box has been warn down where words cannot be made out, however the...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****l for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Two Miners Scales (Gold Rush)3179 - Two Miners Scales (Gold Rush)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Maigis 50g balance scale in a wooden box, and a Braun-knecht-Heimann Company (BKH) miners scale in a tin box from San Francisco from the Gold Rush p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****3 for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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Cal Gold Rush Miners Scales3180 - Cal Gold Rush Miners Scales
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold Rush scales in blue thin metal box with eagle on top. we usually see these in green, red or orange boxes. Inside is the typical orange. Scale plu
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to g*********1 for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Gold Miners Scale3181 - Gold Miners Scale
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A versatile red pocket scale decorated with laurels and an eagle that was used by a gold miner during the California gold rush dating back to the mid
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Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to v********s for (175.00 + 40.25) x 1 = 215.25
 
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Gold Rush Pocket Scale3182 - Gold Rush Pocket Scale
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pocket scale in a metal box with three tiny weights plus 2 nested weight sets. City: State: Date: HWAC#: : 28479
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****H for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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High Quality Quartz From Coleman, Arakansas3183 - High Quality Quartz From Coleman, Arakansas
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 pieces of very beautiful nice high quality quartz from Coleman, Arkansas. The pieces range in length from 1.75 inches up to about 4.25 inches. Very
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Bodie Gold Ore, Visible Gold3184 - Bodie Gold Ore, Visible Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One of the richest pieces, about 3" x 1" x 2". matched pair gold ore specimens from the Goodshaw vein. The raw ore specimens were cut...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to T*********t for (650.00 + 149.50) x 1 = 799.50
 
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Bodie High Grade Gold Ore3185 - Bodie High Grade Gold Ore
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four unmatched pieces of gold ore specimens from the Goodshaw vein. The raw ore specimens were cut in half, showing the native gold in banded quartz.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to e*****3 for (450.00 + 103.50) x 1 = 553.50
 
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Bodie High Grade Gold Ore, Goodshaw Vein3186 - Bodie High Grade Gold Ore, Goodshaw Vein
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two matched pair gold ore specimens from the Goodshaw vein. The raw ore specimens were cut in half, showing the native gold in banded quartz. The ore
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to e*****3 for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75
 
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Large Gold in Quartz from Bodie3187 - Large Gold in Quartz from Bodie
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Matched pair gold ore specimens from the Goodshaw vein. The raw ore specimens were cut in half, showing the native gold in banded quartz. The ore assa
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to D******a for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Large Native Gold in Quartz, Bodie3188 - Large Native Gold in Quartz, Bodie
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Larger specimen, with two cuts exposing vein structure and gold from the Goodshaw vein. The raw ore specimens were cut in thirds, showing the native g
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to D******a for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Matched Pair High Grade Bodie Gold3189 - Matched Pair High Grade Bodie Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two matched pair gold ore specimens from the Goodshaw vein. The raw ore specimens were cut in half, showing the native gold in banded quartz. The ore
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to e*****3 for (400.00 + 92.00) x 1 = 492.00
 
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Native gold in Quartz Vein, Goodshaw Vein3190 - Native gold in Quartz Vein, Goodshaw Vein
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two matched pair gold ore specimens from the Goodshaw vein. The raw ore specimens were cut in half, showing the native gold in banded quartz. The ore
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to D******a for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Gold in Quartz Necklace3191 - Gold in Quartz Necklace
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stunning gold in white quartz necklace. 18". Five cabochons of gold quartz consisting of two matched pairs surrounding a center piece. The out...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 13192 - Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 1
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These next five lots all contain gold-in-quartz. They are antique and come from a jewelers archive to be used for gold quartz jewelry. This first
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to e*****3 for (1,600.00 + 368.00) x 1 = 1,968.00
 
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Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 23193 - Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This sliver of gold-in-quartz is perfect for the person who wants to show a rich vein of gold and doesn't want to spend a thousand dollars! Cit...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (475.00 + 109.25) x 1 = 584.25
 
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Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 2b3193b - Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 2b
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This gold-in-quartz is perfect for the person who wants to show a rich vein of gold and doesn't want to spend a thousand dollars! Aprox. 1 Troy...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to i*********1 for (500.00 + 115.00) x 1 = 615.00
 
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Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 33194 - Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a great specimen. Weighing in at 97 grams, it shows a strong gold presence in a natural form and where it has been cut to begin the process of
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (4,000.00 + 920.00) x 1 = 4,920.00
 
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Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 43195 - Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 4
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is another cut piece weighing in at 88 grams. The gold in this specimen is particularly strong and would have made a marvelous piece of jewelry!
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (2,900.00 + 667.00) x 1 = 3,567.00
 
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Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 53196 - Grass Valley Gold-in-Quartz specimen 5
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The last piece of gold-in-quart cut jewelry stone. The specimen weighs in at 124 grams and, like the others, shows a strong presence of gold running t
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to e*****3 for (3,200.00 + 736.00) x 1 = 3,936.00
 
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Australian Gold Nugget3197 - Australian Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.81 troy ounces. Approx. 1.5" x 0.75". Very attractive! City: State: zAustralia Date: HWAC#: : 28609
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (2,100.00 + 483.00) x 1 = 2,583.00
 
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Gold Nugget3198 - Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.69 troy ozs (52.9 grams). California gold nugget. Attractive with manganese stained quartz in places, typical of the Sonora - Mariposa region. 35 x
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Estimates : 1,600.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (3,100.00 + 713.00) x 1 = 3,813.00
 
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