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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Ponders County Postal History Collection1150 - Ponders County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirteen. Four Dupuyer: Light 1885 star in circle to Lt. Jones of Fort Shaw, early 1883 postal card, strong 1894 straight line date. !910 Fowle
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******4 for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Lot Withdrawn1151 - Lot Withdrawn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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Powder River County Post Cards / Postal History1152 - Powder River County Post Cards / Postal History
Holabird Western Americana Collections
23 total cards, 1 RPC (1918 Broadhus main street). Mostly postal cards. Three different PM cancels. Towns include Epsie, Bay Horst, Broadhus, Draham,
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*********t for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Powell County Postal History Collection1153 - Powell County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of forty-four. Includes 1891 Deer Lodge City with letter. Blackfoot City c 1860's #1 in Shellen & Dunn. Blackfoot City #2. Two Elliston ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (95.00 + 21.85) x 1 = 116.85
 
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Powell County Postcard Collection1154 - Powell County Postcard Collection
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25 postcards in total from seven different towns: Gold Creek, Avon, Elliston, Jens, Helmville, Blossburg and Blackfoot City. One postal card from Blac
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Power, Lewis & Clark Rare Manuscript Cancel1155 - Power, Lewis & Clark Rare Manuscript Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office only open from 1881 to 1882. Only one Power cancel listed in Shellen & Dunn and this is earlier. (Svoboda Collection) City: Power ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (350.00 + 80.50) x 1 = 430.50
 
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Puller Springs, Madison Unlisted Octagonal Cover with Maltese Cross Killer1156 - Puller Springs, Madison Unlisted Octagonal Cover with Maltese Cross Killer
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Shellen & Dunn only lists one manuscript from this location in their census. This is a black octagonal May 15, 1888 cancel. Virginia City cancel...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to h*******c for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Quartz, Mineral, Cancel - None Reported in Shellen & Dunn1157 - Quartz, Mineral, Cancel - None Reported in Shellen & Dunn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Although the post office was open from 1873, no cancels from this locaction were reported in the Shellen & Dunn census. Double ring magenta canc...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Race Track, Powell Dramatic Double Circle Territorial Cancel1158 - Race Track, Powell Dramatic Double Circle Territorial Cancel
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No Race Track cancels were reported in Shellen & Dunn. Strong strike, but a little over inked. (Svoboda Collection) City: Race Track State: M...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to h*******c for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Ravalli County Postal History Collection1159 - Ravalli County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirty-eight. Includes three Corvallis: c1870's first period 12c rate to Oregon, 1887 Bishop & Fowler cc, 1898. 1895 Riverside (1889-...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
Sold to 9*****M for (130.00 + 29.90) x 1 = 159.90
 
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Ravalli County Postcard Collection1160 - Ravalli County Postcard Collection
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24 total postcards from four different towns: Corvallis, Darby, Como and Conner. Includes four different real photo postcards of town views and men at
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Three Rare Ravalli Covers1161 - Three Rare Ravalli Covers
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1) Fox Lake (1910-1914). 1913 cover from Mary Cummings. 2) Tokna (1884-1909). 1893 cover from Calhoon. Opened roughly on left. 3) Muriel (1917-1927).
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Red Bluff Postal History Lot1162 - Red Bluff Postal History Lot
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Lot of 5: three manuscript cancels, one large blue circle, and one small circle with target killer (Numbers 2, 3, and 4 in Shellen & Dunn). (Svo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Stage Mail Pouch / Way Pocket Collection1163 - Stage Mail Pouch / Way Pocket Collection
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Lot of nine. 1) From T Shirley at Valley Garden - possibly Valley Garden Ranch in Madison County 2-3) Bozeman. One from Northern Pacific Hotel. One ha
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to G**********r for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Richland County Postcard Collection1164 - Richland County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
41 total. Premier pieces include a 1913 Brorson (1910-1916). A 1913 (Arthur (1911-1915) picture post card of branding. A 190- Java (1907-1913) RPC of
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to k****g for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75
 
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Roosevelt County Postcard Collection1165 - Roosevelt County Postcard Collection
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Lot of 32. Seven RPC's--one of a group of me standing outside station in snow. Fifteen picture postcards, 8 different cancels. 7 postal cards. (...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 350.00
Sold to h*******c for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Rosebud County Postcards1166 - Rosebud County Postcards
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35 total postcards. Four postmarks, 4 picture postcards, and 9 RPC's. Nice Bascom RPC of a pastoral stream, 4 Native American RPC's. Also R...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*********t for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Sanders County Postal History Collection1167 - Sanders County Postal History Collection
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Lot of forty-four. 1) #2 Belknap. 1888 territorial on cover. Four listed in Shellen & Dunn. 2) 1893 Smead (1891-1904). With letter from Sherman...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (130.00 + 29.90) x 1 = 159.90
 
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Sanders County Postcard Collection1168 - Sanders County Postcard Collection
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41 postcards in total from nine different towns: Hylent, Camas, Camas Prarie, Eddy, Heron, Hot Springs, Lonepine, Dixon, Green Spring & Beaver....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*********t for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Sanders County Territorial Covers1169 - Sanders County Territorial Covers
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Lot of two: Thompson 1886 #2. Only five total listed in Shellen & Dunn. 2) Heron 1884 #1. First year post office was open. Only seven total list...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Sheridan, Madison Group of Five Covers1170 - Sheridan, Madison Group of Five Covers
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Two double outer circles, one octagonal, and two different small circles. Includes two corner advertisements: Helling ('H' handwritten and &...
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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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Sheridan, Madison Postal History Group1171 - Sheridan, Madison Postal History Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. 1) 1881 Magenta octagonal on a large John A Hall dry goods corner cover. Stamp removed. 2) 1880 black octagonal cancel with a star in cir
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Sheridan County Postcard Collection1172 - Sheridan County Postcard Collection
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30 total postcards of which 5 are picture postcards. Four different postmarks. (Svoboda Collection) City: Sheridan County State: Montana Date: c-1
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (70.00 + 16.10) x 1 = 86.10
 
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Two Rare Unlisted Silver Bow Territorial Covers1173 - Two Rare Unlisted Silver Bow Territorial Covers
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1) 1886 Walkerville double ring oval. Unlisted in Shellen & Dunn. 2) 1889 Melrose unlisted cover. Corner Advertising for Railroad House. (Svobod...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Silver Cow County Postal History Collection1174 - Silver Cow County Postal History Collection
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Lot of twenty-three, mostly pre-1900 and territorial. 1) #2 oval 1884 Walkerville (1878-1959). 2) 1888 Rocker (1887-1911). 3-5) Three different Butte
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Estimates : 200.00 - 450.00
Sold to w****5 for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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St. Ignatius Rare Cover1175 - St. Ignatius Rare Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only two known examples from this location listed in Shellen & Dunn. (Svoboda Collection) City: St. Ignatius State: Montana Date: c1870'...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Stillwater County Postcard Collection1176 - Stillwater County Postcard Collection
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44 total postcards from nine different towns: Lake Basin, Busted, Columbus, Beehive, Absarokee, Dean, Fishtail, Barley and Limestone. Three from Lake
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to w****5 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Stone, Granite, Montana Cover Group1177 - Stone, Granite, Montana Cover Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two covers from a post office only open from 1899 to 1906. Was known as Stone Station from 1879 to 1899. (Svoboda Collection) City: Stone St
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (170.00 + 39.10) x 1 = 209.10
 
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Summit, Madison Manuscript Cancel1178 - Summit, Madison Manuscript Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Purple pen cancel and killer. Dated July 29, 1879. None reported in Shellen & Dunn. Post office open from 1867 to 1881. (Svoboda Collection) C...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Sunset, Missoula Manuscript Cancel1179 - Sunset, Missoula Manuscript Cancel
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Early manuscript from this town. On red 2c entire to San Francisco. Dated 3-9-85. (Svoboda Collection) City: Sunset State: Montana Date: 1885 HWA
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Sweet Grass, Park Cover to Germany1180 - Sweet Grass, Park Cover to Germany
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting cover. Double circle with the date handwritten and the stamps pen cancelled. On a 2c green entire with three one cent stamps added. (Svobo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to G**********r for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Teton County Postal History Collection1181 - Teton County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twenty-two. Three territorials: 1) Choteau double ring 1885 on postal card. 2) Old Agency #2 magenta on postal card. 3) Old Agency #3 on postal
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Teton County Postcards / Postal Cards1182 - Teton County Postcards / Postal Cards
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40 total postcards. Two RPC's: 1899 Great Falls flood and Sun River Diversion Dam. Ten picture postcards: Chouteau overview, Teton Bridge, Rainb...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Toole County Postcards / Postal Cards1183 - Toole County Postcards / Postal Cards
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35 total pieces. Six RPC's: sheep ranches near Goldbutte, Goldbutte home being protected by man (G. A. D.) with rifle, bucking bronco, and oil w...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (75.00 + 17.25) x 1 = 92.25
 
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Toston, Broadwater Blue Cancel1184 - Toston, Broadwater Blue Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Earlier than any reported in Shellen & Dunn. Post office opened in 1882. Blue not reported in Shellen & Dunn. Strong, but smudged. (Svoboda ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Townsend, Broadwater Postmaster Cancel1185 - Townsend, Broadwater Postmaster Cancel
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Post office was opened in 1883 and this is an 1884 cancel. Double Ring, blue cancel. Star in circle killer. Wm Wood Post Master. (Svoboda Collection)
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Twin Bridges Corner Advertising Collection1186 - Twin Bridges Corner Advertising Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve: pictorial Watters Fence & Wire, Paige fancy general merchandise, two Mrs. AF Wheat groceries, Twin Bridges Lumber, State Orphans ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Unity, Meagher Cover1187 - Unity, Meagher Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only two manuscript covers listed in Shellen & Dunn. This is a strong circle cancel. Sender was Charles Cook. Post office was open from 1880 - 1...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Unity, Meagher Non-manuscript Cover1188 - Unity, Meagher Non-manuscript Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No non-manuscripts reported in Shellen & Dunn. Star cancel. Nice strike. Early as post office opened in 1880. (Svoboda Collection) City: Unity...
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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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Valley, Silver Bow, Territorial, Postmaster Cancel1189 - Valley, Silver Bow, Territorial, Postmaster Cancel
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Mailed in first year of operation (1880-1883). Allen Pierce postmaster. Strong strike with star in circle killer. A 'killer' piece. (Svoboda...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
 
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Valley County Postcard Collection1190 - Valley County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One RPC of a bridge to Hinsdale. 14 postcards, 5 postmarks. Included are 12 postal cards. (Svoboda Collection) City: Valley County State: Montana
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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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Various Montana Postcards1191 - Various Montana Postcards
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6 RPC's. Two of these are home-made cards showing families. 6 picture postcards and 13 with colorful illustrations. 15 postal cards. (Svoboda Co...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to i*********1 for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Virginia City Covers with Return Addresses1192 - Virginia City Covers with Return Addresses
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Five covers with history waiting to be told: James Oliver of Ennis, Madison House, WH Collier, Theodore (?) county attorney, and the Reverend EG Prout
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d******0 for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Virginia City, Executive Office Cover1193 - Virginia City, Executive Office Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Although the cancel itself is poor, the cover is wonderful. Large 'Executive Office, Territory of Montana, Official Business' corner cover. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Virginia City, Idaho Territory Manuscript Cover1194 - Virginia City, Idaho Territory Manuscript Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful example of a rare Montana / Idaho Territory cover. Pencil says received on October 9 - that is just about exactly one month after it was sen
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to G**********r for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
 
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Virginia City, Idaho, Territoritorial Cover1195 - Virginia City, Idaho, Territoritorial Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
December 8, 1864 double circle with a target killer. Manuscript 'pd 3' and no stamp. Excellent strike!!! (Svoboda Collection) City: Virgin...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to G**********r for (650.00 + 149.50) x 1 = 799.50
 
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Washington Bar, Madison, Set of Two Covers1196 - Washington Bar, Madison, Set of Two Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Unlisted manuscript with pen cancel. 2) Circle with target killer c 1885. Post office only open from 1884 to 1896. Three examples of #2 are all tha
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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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Wheatland County Postal History Colleciton1197 - Wheatland County Postal History Colleciton
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve. 1) January 25, 1885 magenta double circle. Five 31's reported in Shellen & Dunn. Includes a letter from LaVonne Hussey. 2) Ve...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d******0 for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Wheatland County Postcard Collection1198 - Wheatland County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
34 total postcards from six different towns: Big Elk, Judith Gap, Living Springs, Bercail, Hedgesville, and Long. Includes four cards from rare towns
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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White Sulpher Springs Advertising Covers1199 - White Sulpher Springs Advertising Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two interesting corner covers. 1) Anderson Brothers 1/4 cover ad. General Merchandise on the corner of Main and First. 1885. 2) Mrs. E. R. Kenyon. For
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to F****e for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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