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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Kalispell Postcard Collection1099 - Kalispell Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
64 total postcards including 7 different postmark, 10 RPC's, 30 hand-colored cards, 7 color photo cards, and 8 postal cards. (Svoboda Collection...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to w****5 for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Kalispell Postal History Collection1100 - Kalispell Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of sixteen. Includes corner advertising for the Karmelkorn shop, The Daily Inter Lake, JC Penny (with 'Western Entrance to Glacier Park ad),...
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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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Lake County Postcard Collection1101 - Lake County Postcard Collection
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24 total postcards from seven different towns: Arlee, Big Arm, Dayton, Elmo, Horte, Jocko and Leon. Includes two postcards from post offices that were
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*********t for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Lake McDonald Postcards1102 - Lake McDonald Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
38 total postcards. Nine RPC's, including a great card of a mountain goat, a lake view of the lodge and a view of the lake with glaciers on it. ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Laurin, Madison Unusual and Rare Manuscript Cancel1103 - Laurin, Madison Unusual and Rare Manuscript Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) An unusual manuscript cancel written around the oval stamp on the 3c entire. Shellen & Dunn lists one known manuscript cancel. Th...
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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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Lavina, Golden Valley Double Ring, Double Circle Cancel1104 - Lavina, Golden Valley Double Ring, Double Circle Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
February 2, 1885 cancel. Post office opened in 1883. Only four of this type of cancel listed in Shellen & Dunn (out of six total). Bold, but sli...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Lewis & Clark County Postcard Collection1105 - Lewis & Clark County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 99. Three RPC's--Canvas tents in Holter, Continental Divide by Strecker's. 19 towns. 11 different postmarks, 48 picture postcards, an...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w****5 for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Kootenai Express Frank Cover1106 - Kootenai Express Frank Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scarce frank of this short lived express operating between Walla Walla, Washington Territory and the Kootenai mines in Montana. Printed frank with &...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to j******0 for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
 
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Lewistown Postcard Collection1107 - Lewistown Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 60 cards. At least 7 different postmarks. 17 RPC's--Sixteen Mile canyon, Mid-Northern Well, Range Cattle, by Skinnett Photo, photo of a be...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w****5 for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Libby Postcard Collection1108 - Libby Postcard Collection
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18 postcards. 12 RPC's--Silver Stairs Falls, M. A. Jacobson photo of the bridge and town (1913), and more. Seven different postmarks. One postal...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lincoln County Postcard Group1109 - Lincoln County Postcard Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14 total cards: 2 RPC's, 9 picture postcards, 2 postmarks, and 3 postal cards. (Svoboda Collection) City: Lincoln County State: Montana Date...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Lisle Photo Postcard1110 - Lisle Photo Postcard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare cancel from this post office that was only open from 1911 to 1912. To make it even more interesting is the picture of "Dinner in the Cow C...
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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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Livingston Postcard Collection1111 - Livingston Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
53 postcards. Five RPC's which include great photo of a guy with a very big trout, a long view of the town, the railroad depot, one of the main ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Logan Postcards1112 - Logan Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 postcards. Five different postmarks, one RPC (pipeline in Madison Canyon), six hand-colored cards, and three postal cards. (Svoboda Collection) C
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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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Lone Tree Postcard1114 - Lone Tree Postcard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office was only open two years (1911-1912). This is a strong Lone Tree strike, December 7, 1912. Picture post card shows a panorama looking east
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Lucerne County Postcards1115 - Lucerne County Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 RPC's--great image of a family with horses, two children on a horse. The other is of the reservoir i Chester, MT. 11 other postcards, 3 differ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Madison County Manuscript Cover (Set of Four)1116 - Madison County Manuscript Cover (Set of Four)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Meadow Creek c1880. 2) Harrison 1877 in blue. Only 5 listed in Shellen & Dunn. Only 4 total listed in Shellen & Dunn (three manuscript). ...
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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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Madison County Postal History Collection1117 - Madison County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 50!!! Includes two Virginia City (#4 and #12), two Iron Rod (#3 1881 spiked oval and # 2 Feb. 14 incredibly strike), 1894 Cameron (early), 1901
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****M for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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Madison County Postcard Collection1118 - Madison County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 total pieces. Four picture posts cards and one RPC of Belgrade. One tin covered pastel card from Ruby (1901-1924). Postmarks include Ruby, Homepark
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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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Madison County Postcard Collection1119 - Madison County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
30 postcards in total from eight different towns: Laurin, Lyon, Lahood, Ennis, Blain, Cameron, Cliff Lake & Abe. Two 1910 postcards from Lahood,...
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Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*********t for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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McCone County Postcard Collection1120 - McCone County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14 total postcards from four different towns: Burch, Circle, Kellog & Brockway. Includes one postcard from Kellog, a post office that was only o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to p*********t for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Meadow Creek, Madison Collection1121 - Meadow Creek, Madison Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five. All different! One is a square cancel not reported in Shellen & Dunn. c1883. One 1886 manuscript. One double circle 1886. One doubl...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Meagher County Postal History Collection1122 - Meagher County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirty-one. Includes a partial Clendennin (1881-1882) on postal card. Two white Sulpher Springs #2 and #3. 1904 Lewis (1897-1918) with S. R. Bu
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (135.00 + 31.05) x 1 = 166.05
 
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Meagher County Postcard Collection1123 - Meagher County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
28 postcards in total from eight different towns: Castle, Lennep, Delphine, Lewis, Flint, Dorsey, Diamond City, Canton. Includes seven different postc
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******t for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Melville, Sweet Grass Cover1124 - Melville, Sweet Grass Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
February 11, 1887 cancel with Maltese cross killer. Addressed to Henry Ellings of Virginia City. Four listed in Shellen & Dunn. (Svoboda Collect...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Miles City Postcard Collection1125 - Miles City Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
32 postcards. Six great RPC's--Cowgirls, Miles City Roundup, 1913; winning the Bucking Horse Contest, 1914; Main St. at Night, Miles City and ot...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to B*****8 for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
 
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Mineral County Postcard Collection1126 - Mineral County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
42 total. Seven RPC's: Missoula 4 story high rises, 1915 Carter musicians, overview of Superior, 1911 Saltese, Main Street Alberton, etc. Fourte...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to c********n for (90.00 + 20.70) x 1 = 110.70
 
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Mingusville, Wibaux Manuscript Cover & Wells Fargo Letter1127 - Mingusville, Wibaux Manuscript Cover & Wells Fargo Letter
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only two Mingusville covers listed in Shellen & Dunn. With the date of 12/12/1884 this would not only be in the first year of service, but earli...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Missoula Postcard Collection1128 - Missoula Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 70 postcards. Five RPC's: bridge after High Water, Rattlesnake River, sunrise by McKay Art co. and others. Nine different postmarks. Five p...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to w****5 for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Missoula County Postal History Collection1129 - Missoula County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 48. Two Bonita double ring, 1887. Everson 1914. Coloma 1904 (1895-1908). Four different Missoula territorial, three colors. Four Potomac includ
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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Missoula County Postcard Collection1130 - Missoula County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
63 total postcards from fourteen different towns: Corlett, Lolo Hot Springs, Lothrop, Bonner, Lolo, Huson, Frenchtown, Evaro, Clinton, Bonita, Baird,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to w****5 for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Monida Postcards1131 - Monida Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine postcards. One RPC of the first Champion Pointer and First Champion Irish setter. Six postal cards. (Svoboda Collection) City: Monida State: M
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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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Musselshell County Postcards / Postal Cards1132 - Musselshell County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 postcards. One RPC of Sixteen Mile Canyon Railroad Bridge. Two picture postcards. Postmarks include first year 1908 Gage, early 1911 Absher, early
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******c for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Nevada City, Madison - Earliest Straight Line Cancel1133 - Nevada City, Madison - Earliest Straight Line Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue straight line date with a November 15, 1865 date handwritten. Seven bar circle grid killer. Post office open from 1865 to 1875. This is earlier t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to b******1 for (1,250.00 + 287.50) x 1 = 1,537.50
 
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Nevada City, Madison with Date Killer1134 - Nevada City, Madison with Date Killer
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue straight line cancel with 27/12 manuscript killer. Post office open from 1865 to 1875. It was one of the two major centers of commerce in what w
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to G**********r for (1,100.00 + 253.00) x 1 = 1,353.00
 
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Newlon, Richland Postal History Cover1135 - Newlon, Richland Postal History Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
None reported in Shellen & Dunn. Strong strike with weak target killer. Post office open from 1881 to 1913. Date is confirmed by received cancel...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to h*******c for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Norris Advertising Covers1136 - Norris Advertising Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A. Adams, Madison River Power, Norris Mercantile, two Buford & Curteman Liver & Feed, Montana Revenue Gold Mining , RG Wilson, Mark Stout, S...
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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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Norris, Madison, Montana 1890's Collection of Covers1137 - Norris, Madison, Montana 1890's Collection of Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three different covers. 1) September 1, 1891 double circle purple cancel with a target killer. Post office was opened in 1891. 2) Blue rectangl
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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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Stage Line Way Pocket from Norwegian with Interesting Letter1138 - Stage Line Way Pocket from Norwegian with Interesting Letter
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Envelope is not cancelled, but has "Way Pocket" written on top. Letter is from Charles A Race and datelined July 26, 1901. Rice thanks Mr....
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
 
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Old Agency, Teton--Set of Three Fabulous Covers1139 - Old Agency, Teton--Set of Three Fabulous Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Manuscript. Number 1 in Shellen & Dunn. 2) 1879 number two star in circle purple cancel and killer. Amazing example. 3) Number 3 with very st...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Pardee, Mineral County Cover1140 - Pardee, Mineral County Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office was only open seven years (1891-1898). Light but easily readable. (Svoboda Collection) City: Pardee State: Montana Date: 1897 HWAC# 2
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Park County Postal History Collection1141 - Park County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twenty-seven. 1882 Benson's Landing (1878-1882) manuscript on postal card. 1894 Coakdale (1889-1906) Livingston Coke & Coal cc with w...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*******c for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Park County Postcards / Postal Cards1142 - Park County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
110 postcards mailed from Park County. 22 RPC's. Nice snow-covered quiet street scene of Jardine. "x marks where we are living in a log hou...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*****M for (225.00 + 51.75) x 1 = 276.75
 
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Petroleum County Postcards1143 - Petroleum County Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 total cards including 3 picture postcards (farming and the famous railroad bridge of Milk River) and 1 cancel mark. Postmarks include Bervie (1922-
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
 
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Philipsburg, Granite Covers1144 - Philipsburg, Granite Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two earliest covers? 1) Manuscript VERY EARLY 1871 cover confirmed with the company stamp of AT Green of San Francisco. Sent by Cole Saunders. 2) Trad
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to G**********r for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Phillips County Postcard Collection1145 - Phillips County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
28 total postcards from eighteen different towns: Leedy, First Creek, Lovejoy, Dodson, Baeth, Haro, Forks, Loring, Caldwell, Corwine Center, Phillips,
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
 
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Two Colored Piegan, Glacier, Montana Covers1146 - Two Colored Piegan, Glacier, Montana Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Traditional purple 1877, cancel with a star in circle killer. Many listed in Shellen & Dunn. 2) Unlisted black cancel, (Stamps seem to have b...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
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Pioneer City, Powell Unlisted Cancel1147 - Pioneer City, Powell Unlisted Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office opened in 1870. No date in cancel, but 1873 is handwritten. Target killer. 18c postage with a 15c orange and 3c green stamp. Three example
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (450.00 + 103.50) x 1 = 553.50
 
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Plains, Sanders, Very Early Cancel1148 - Plains, Sanders, Very Early Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office open from 1883 to present. This is a December 19, 1886 cancel. Plains is not listed in Shellen & Dunn. Unusual 2c entire with two ce...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G**********r for (475.00 + 109.25) x 1 = 584.25
 
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Point of Rocks, Beaverhead, Scarce Manuscript Cancel1149 - Point of Rocks, Beaverhead, Scarce Manuscript Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
cc from Point of Rocks, but handwritten date says 1886. From Anna Marston. Point of Rocks was officially opened only for a short time in 1873. No kill
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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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