Montana Big Sky & Western Americana

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Montana 'Big Sky' and Holiday Auction is a four day feast for the collector. This sale begins with a one day Montana only auction focusing on tokens and postal history. The next three days run the wide range of a traditional Holabird Auction: minerals, numismatics, Native Americana, railroadianna, mining, photographs, stock certificates, express, saloon, exposition, assay, tokens, badges, Gold Rush, etc. Heavy emphasis is placed on Colorado, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and the Western States.
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Deer Lodge Postcards1049 - Deer Lodge Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
27 Postcards. Seven different postmarks, 9 RPC's; one very early of Mt. Powell, with note about favorite stamping grounds. Includes 7 postal car...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to p*********t for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Dillon Postcard Collection1050 - Dillon Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 postcards. 3 RPC's. 6 different postmarks. 10 postal cards. (Svoboda Collection) City: Dillon State: Montana Date: c-1891-1949 HWAC# 35...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Dillon, Beaverhead Corner Cover Collection1051 - Dillon, Beaverhead Corner Cover Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twenty-two. Includes 1933 full cover pictorial of Hotel Andeus, Dillon Implement triangle pictorial (opened roughly), Dillon Fair Races, Dillon
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to m**********a for (130.00 + 29.90) x 1 = 159.90
 
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Dilworth, Carbon US  Stage 1887 Cancel1052 - Dilworth, Carbon US Stage 1887 Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No Dilworth cancels are reported in Shellen & Dunn. Post office open from 1884-1891. This is an 1887 double ring oval grid killer with a strong ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (180.00 + 41.40) x 1 = 221.40
 
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Divide, Silver Bow, Postal History Collection1053 - Divide, Silver Bow, Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight. All different in some regard: color, type, killer. One manuscript, three territorials. Two are unique to Shellen & Dunn. (Svoboda ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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East Roundup Rare Postmark1054 - East Roundup Rare Postmark
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Postcard shows cattle drive. Date: May 20, 1908. (Svoboda Collection) City: East Roundup State: Montana Date: 1908 HWAC# 30948
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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Postcards from Three Small Montana Counties1055 - Postcards from Three Small Montana Counties
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five RPC's: Big Timber School, Bruneau (tent) hotel, Indian girl on horse (postcard in poor condition), Big Timer Fish Hatchery, sheep herd. Fou...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Fergus County Postal History Collection1056 - Fergus County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24. Includes 1-2) Two Maiden Montana territorials. 3) Light Livingston strike but in first year - 1884 - with letter. 4) Armells c1905 (date di
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Fergus County Postcard Collection1057 - Fergus County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 75 total pieces. Includes: 7 RPC's, six cancel stamps, 23 picture postcards, 29 postal cards and more. (Svoboda Collection) City: Fergus ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to w****5 for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Fish Creek Cover1058 - Fish Creek Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Date is illegible, but cancel is not a type found in Shellen & Dunn. Possibly from the 1890's. (Svoboda Collection) City: Fish Creek Stat...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (30.00 + 6.90) x 1 = 36.90
 
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Flathead County Postcard Collection1059 - Flathead County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
65 total postcards from Flathead County. Eleven black & white RPC's. Premier postcard is from Jessup (1909-1918) with a view of the lake at...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w****5 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Forsyth Postcard Collection1060 - Forsyth Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17. Six RPC's that include a great card of two cowpunchers in front of their tent and a great view of the downtown. Also, a neat card of ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Forsyth, Ravalli Town Collection1061 - Forsyth, Ravalli Town Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collection of seven covers. 1) Forsyth #2 1885 territorial double circle. Light strike. 2) #3 c 1886 straight line. 3) #4 1886 large circle. 4) 1
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to h*******c for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Gallatin County Postal History Collection1062 - Gallatin County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twenty-three. Includes 1) 1886 manuscript Willow Creek. Only three listed in Shellen & Dunn. 2-3) Moreland purple and bark blue cancels. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 450.00
Sold to 9*****M for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
 
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Gallatin County Postcard Collection1063 - Gallatin County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
18 picture postcards, 8 postmarks, 37 total pieces. (Svoboda Collection) City: Gallatin County State: Montana Date: c-1890-1951 HWAC# 35512
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Garfield County Postcards / Postal Cards1064 - Garfield County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
27 postcards, 3 picture post cards, 1 RPC. RPC is of a wagon train of wheat in front of West Mercantile heading for the railroad. Post offices include
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Garrison Postcard Collection1065 - Garrison Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 postcards in total, mostly early c1907-1911. Includes 3 choice real photo postcards, some with a birds eye view of Garrison. Also contains at least
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Geer, Judith Basin, Montana Cover1066 - Geer, Judith Basin, Montana Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office open 8 years: 1895-1903. Sent from Hans Setter to Miss Kristine Sather(?) at the Gray(?) Laundry in Great Falls. Final digit on date is di
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Glacier County Postcard Collection1067 - Glacier County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
49 total postcards from six different towns: Cut Bank, Fletcher, Family, Babb, Blackfoot & East Glacier Park. Includes two postcards from a post...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to w****5 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Glacier National Park Postcard Collection1068 - Glacier National Park Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful assortment of 42 postcards from Glacier National Park. Three RPC's--Glacier Park Hotel, Indian Village, Avalanche Lake, and Lake McDer...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Glasgow Postcard Collection1069 - Glasgow Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 cards, mostly older ranching cards. 10 different cancels. Seven RPC's, one of the Business Section of Glasgow. Includes 2 postal cards. (Svob...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Glendive Postcard Collection1070 - Glendive Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot includes many choice real photo postcards (13) of and around the area of Glendive, MT, also contains at least 8 different postmark cancels. 3
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to w****5 for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Golden Valley County Postcard Collection1071 - Golden Valley County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
27 total postcards from seven different towns: Clara, Emory, Franklin, Barber, Cushman, Lavina and Irene. One postcard from Irene - post office only o
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Gorham, Cascade Rare Postal Card Cover1072 - Gorham, Cascade Rare Postal Card Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only three listed in Shellen & Dunn. Post office only open 4 years (1885-1889). Strong strike on a Northern Pacific, General Land Agent postal c...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (375.00 + 86.25) x 1 = 461.25
 
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Granite County Postal History Collection1073 - Granite County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nineteen. Includes 1) New Chicago 1888. Four listed in Shellen & Dunn. This is a new type. 2) 1896 Combination (1892-1900). Cover is poor...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to i*********1 for (75.00 + 17.25) x 1 = 92.25
 
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Granite County Postcard Collection1074 - Granite County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 30. Includes one real photo of a passenger train leaving Missoula. Six postmarks, 23 picture postcards, and 7 postal cards. (Svoboda Collectio
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Great Falls Postcard Collection1075 - Great Falls Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
72 total postcards with 6 different postmark cancels. Many real photo postcards, including some wonderful real photo postcards of Floweree, MT with GF
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to w****5 for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Hamilton Postcard Collection1076 - Hamilton Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes 25 total postcards, including two very nice real photo postcards. Also contains at least 5 different postmark cancels in group. (Svoboda
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Harlowtown Postcards1077 - Harlowtown Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20 Harlowtown postcards in total, including 8 fine real photo postcards of town views. Also contains at best 4 different postmark cancels. (Svoboda Co
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Harrison, Madison, Manuscript Cancel1078 - Harrison, Madison, Manuscript Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office open from 1870-1899. Date is handwritten on the bottom of the cover, and matches the day and month on the cancel. Four listed in Shellen...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Havre Postcard Collection1079 - Havre Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
37 postcards in total, including many real photo postcards; 8 of which stand out for great condition and early years. Many of the real photo postcards
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Estimates : 120.00 - 400.00
Sold to w****5 for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Helena / East Gallatin Foreign Covers1080 - Helena / East Gallatin Foreign Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1883 Helena Territorial cancel with cork killer 1883 cancel. To Edinburgh with 5c brown stamp. 2) West Prussia cover sent to East Gallatin, Montana
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Helena Corner Advertising and Return Address Collection1081 - Helena Corner Advertising and Return Address Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14. All territorial. Includes a Grand Central Hotel with letter on letterhead, 1888 pictorial Executive Office, GH Robinson, oval Cosmopolitan
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m**********a for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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Helena Corner Advertising Collection1082 - Helena Corner Advertising Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 48. Includes: large 1908 Fair pictorial, Holter with stylish fair pictorial, Union Bank with boat steering wheel pictorial, pictorial of the Me
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m**********a for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Helena Postcard Collection1083 - Helena Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 100 postcards from Helena. 3 RPC's--one shows three women in a field above the town. At least 12 different cancel stamps. Also: hangman...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to w****5 for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Helena Unique Wells Fargo Cover1084 - Helena Unique Wells Fargo Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Although Helena Wells Fargo covers are more common, this one has a unique twist. Also stamped on this cover is Boyd's Dispatch, 38 Felton Street...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (400.00 + 92.00) x 1 = 492.00
 
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Helena: Three Different Early Covers1085 - Helena: Three Different Early Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Number 1, Number 3, and Number 4 in Shellen & Dunn. Last example is a corner cover from Neil Howie, US Marshall. Contents had pertained to th...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Holladay Overland Mail & Express / Wells Fargo Cover1086 - Holladay Overland Mail & Express / Wells Fargo Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This cover has a lot going for it. 1) Holladay Overland Mail & Express Company printed cover. 2) Helena Wells Fargo cancel. 3) Boyd's Dispat...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
 
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Helmville, Powell Letter and Cover1087 - Helmville, Powell Letter and Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 3 (two reported) in Shellen & Dunn with iron cross killer. Letter datelined "In Camp." "Girls are fearful scarce in this g...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*********t for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Highwood, Chouteau, Very Early Cancel1088 - Highwood, Chouteau, Very Early Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sent within months of the opening of the post office. Nice looking cover addressed to Mr. Jose Sullivan of Fort Benton (Ft. Benton cancel on back conf
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (30.00 + 6.90) x 1 = 36.90
 
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Hill County Postcards / Postal Cards1089 - Hill County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
29 postcards mailed from Hill County. Five postmarks, 9 picture post cards. Includes a 1915 Amos (1911-1919) picture post card of farming. Postmarks f
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Home Park Unlisted Manuscript Cover1090 - Home Park Unlisted Manuscript Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only one cancel listed in Shellen & Dunn. This is earlier and is a manuscript. (Svoboda Collection) City: Home Park State: Montana Date: 188...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Home Park, Madison: Two Manuscript Covers1091 - Home Park, Madison: Two Manuscript Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two manuscript covers. Shellen & Dunn only list one cover in their census! (Svoboda Collection) City: Home Park State: Montana Date: 1886, 1...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Horr, Park, Early Cover1092 - Horr, Park, Early Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office was open from 1889 to 1891. This is very early. Strike is weak but the city is easily read. On postal card from Thomas Wright. (Svoboda Co
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Horse Plains Rare Postal History Cover1093 - Horse Plains Rare Postal History Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only two reported examples of Horse Plains in the Shellen & Dunn census. Strike is weak and over inked, but very discernible. To the Second Nati...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Jefferson County Postal History Collection1094 - Jefferson County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twenty-six. 1) Clancy #3. Two listed in Shellen & Dunn (total of 6). To Dr. Blake, Dentist of Helena. 2) 1866 Jefferson City manuscript. ...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*********t for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Jefferson County Postcard Collection1095 - Jefferson County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 73. Three RPC's: x marks the school house at Jefferson City, hennery at state hospital in Warm Springs, Boulder business street. Twenty-t...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9*****M for (170.00 + 39.10) x 1 = 209.10
 
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Jefferson Island, Jefferson Unique Cancel1096 - Jefferson Island, Jefferson Unique Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
There are three Jefferson Island cancels in Shellen & Dunn's census. This is a unique target killer. Post office was open from 1872 to 1909....
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Judith Basin Postal History Collection1097 - Judith Basin Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirteen. 1) 1909 Benchland (1909-1964) with a letter written in Czechoslovakian. Mailed within three months of the opening of the post office.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to w****5 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Judith Basin County Postcard Collection1098 - Judith Basin County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
26 total postcards from 10 towns: Geyser, Knerville, Hughsville, Dover, Kolin, Hobson, Arrow, Benchland, Coyote & Kibbey. Includes two postcards...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p*********t for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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