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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Whitehall, Jefferson, Early and Strong Magenta Strike1200 - Whitehall, Jefferson, Early and Strong Magenta Strike
Holabird Western Americana Collections
According to Shellen & Dunn this is the earliest Whitehall number 1 of the two in the census. Strong strike with pin wheel killer. (Svoboda Coll...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Montana Small County Postcards1201 - Montana Small County Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
26 total. Four picture cards: Scobey collage, Aultman Taylor Gas Tractor in Manhattan Montana, color "Moving Day in the Indian Camp." Elev...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to w****5 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Willow Creek, Flathead Postmaster Cancel1202 - Willow Creek, Flathead Postmaster Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
AJ Woodward, Post Master. Oval grid killer. Nice strike. On Northern Pacific General Land Agent card. (Svoboda Collection) City: Willow Creek State
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to G**********r for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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Willow Creek, Gallatin Manuscript Cover1203 - Willow Creek, Gallatin Manuscript Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three listed in Shellen & Dunn census. To EH Buford of Pony, Montana.Opened roughly at left. (Svoboda Collection) City: Willow Creek State: M...
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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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Willow Glen, Deer Lodge Postmaster Cancel1204 - Willow Glen, Deer Lodge Postmaster Cancel
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Post office was only open from 1882 to 1885 and only two examples are recorded in Shellen & Dunn. Blue double ring. Jno E Earley Post Master. (S...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Yellowstone County Postcards / Postal Cards1205 - Yellowstone County Postcards / Postal Cards
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40 total pieces. Seven postmarks. Eight RPC's: Concrete Falls on Pryor Creek, Slick's Lounge, Broadview School, main street Columbus, Painte...
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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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Five Nicer Pictorial & Advertising Montana Covers1207 - Five Nicer Pictorial & Advertising Montana Covers
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1) 1919 Roundup 1/2 envelope pictorial of farming. Swanson & Reid cc. 2) 1891 Laurin pictorial of a roller mill. Elling & Hyndman, Sheridan ...
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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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Montana Covers with 'Saint' Post Offices1208 - Montana Covers with 'Saint' Post Offices
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven. 1) Saint Ignatius rectangle. 2) Saint Ignatius 1909 four bar. 3) Saint Peter 1895 star in Circle. From St. Peter's Mission. 4) 189...
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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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Montana Forts Postcard Collection1209 - Montana Forts Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 60 postcards from 8 different forts, including some historic pieces. 2 Fort Missoula; 2 Fort Keogh--1 RPC of horses crossing a river; 4 Fort L
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Estimates : 240.00 - 500.00
Sold to w****5 for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Remainder of Montana 'Fort' Postal History Pieces1210 - Remainder of Montana 'Fort' Postal History Pieces
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Lot of 19 postal cards. One nice blue 1881 Fort Ellis from a soldier in Company C 3rd Infantry. Four Fort Shaw including one octagon. Generally weak s
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Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Montana Mining Related Corner Advertising Covers1211 - Montana Mining Related Corner Advertising Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. 1) 1882 oval Silver Star from E. A. Price. Includes letter that starts "At the Mines." 2) 1892 Robinson (1888-1894). Fancy Cu...
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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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Montana Postcard Variety Collection1212 - Montana Postcard Variety Collection
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Over 100 total post cards. At least 7 different postmarks, one hand cancelled. Forty-five picture postcards including 1 stage coach and 5 street scene
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Estimates : 250.00 - 700.00
Sold to w****5 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Montana Small County Postcards1213 - Montana Small County Postcards
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36 total postcards from three different small counties in Montana. Sixteen from Ponders County from towns: Esper, Heart Butte, Brady, Conrad, Ledger...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p*********t for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Nevada Land Agent Covers1214 - Nevada Land Agent Covers
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Lot of six. 1) Strong double oval BROWN Race Track. 2) Blue double ring Stuart. 3) Manuscript Sunset. 4) Double circle, double ring Twin Bridges. 5) P
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*******c for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Railroad Related Montana Postal History1215 - Railroad Related Montana Postal History
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Lot of four corner advertising covers. Three territorial. 1) 1883 Frenchtown from the Northern Pacific Railroad. Includes letter on NP RR letterhead.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to G**********r for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Saloon & Alcohol-Related Montana Covers1216 - Saloon & Alcohol-Related Montana Covers
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Lot of four. 1) Fantastic 3/4 full photo pictorial from L. H. Fenske Liquors and Cigars. Billings. Envelope is in rough condition. 2) 1904 Crystal Sal
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Seventeen First and Last Day Montana Covers1217 - Seventeen First and Last Day Montana Covers
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Last Day covers from Demers, Acushnet, Grandview, Nohly, Lanmark, pictorial Bowers, Lost Lake, Paris, Sun Prairie, pictorial Roundup, Rumble Creek, Co
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Three Postmaster Montana Territorial Cancels1218 - Three Postmaster Montana Territorial Cancels
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1) 1889 Red Bluff, CH Peck, Postmaster. 2) 1885 Townsend, Wm. Wood, P. M. 3) Meadow Creek, Geo. B. Bess, P. M. on a colorful Christmas cover. (Svoboda
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G**********r for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Stocks from Montana Mining Companies that Became Anaconda1219 - Stocks from Montana Mining Companies that Became Anaconda
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 issued. Most pictorial. Includes: Original Butte MC (1882, stamp cxl), North Butte MC (four different, issued 1913-1929, punch cxl), Parrot
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Big Hole Placer Mining Co. Stock Certificate1220 - Big Hole Placer Mining Co. Stock Certificate
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Great name for a mining company! Location: Logan Mining District, Beaver-head County, Montana. Inc. in Utah Territory. Dateline Salt Lake City, April
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Montana Copper Mining Stock Certificates (Mostly Butte)1221 - Montana Copper Mining Stock Certificates (Mostly Butte)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24. Includes: Montana Copper MC (two 1900, stamp cxl), Butte West Side Mines Co. (1925, not cxl), Bald Butte Gold Mines (1955, not cxl), Ardsle
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Moulton Mining Company, Butte City, Montana Stock1222 - Moulton Mining Company, Butte City, Montana Stock
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Territorial. Incorporated in Utah Territory. No. A155 issued Jan. 12, 1882 to W. A. Jennings for 1090 shares. Signed W. A. Clark, Pres. Walter Andrews
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Moulton Mining Company Stock Trio w/ W.A. Clark Autographs1223 - Moulton Mining Company Stock Trio w/ W.A. Clark Autographs
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Three different stocks (black, green, and blue) with same mining vignettes. All signed by W.A. Clark (punch through signature). William A. Clark, one
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Coffin Company Billheads1224 - Coffin Company Billheads
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Lot of seven billheads dated 1880s & 1890s from various coffin companies and embalming fluid companies to the Dillon Furniture Company. City: ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Territorial Bounty Certificate for Animal Skins1225 - Territorial Bounty Certificate for Animal Skins
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A rare territorial bounty certificate from Flat Willow, Meagher County, February 14th, 1885 for the skins of 14 coyotes and 6 grey wolfs (sic). Three
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******c for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
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The Montana Gold & Silver Mining Company Bond1226 - The Montana Gold & Silver Mining Company Bond
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early! $100 bond issued by The Montana Gold and Silver Mining Company, Chartered by the State of Pennsylvania in 1865. Filled out March 31st, 18
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to h****y for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Rare Check for Holladay Overland Mail & Express Company1227 - Rare Check for Holladay Overland Mail & Express Company
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Unused, but rare check with great vignette of stagecoach and two men with rifles. Check No. 51. Dateline Virginia City, Montana, 186-. Stub attached.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Montana Cabinet Card Photo Collection1228 - Montana Cabinet Card Photo Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A spectacular cabinet card collection of different photographers from Montana, all from the classic period of about 1885-1900 from the Svoboda Collect
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Four Territorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates1229 - Four Territorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Eastern Montana Mining & Smelting Co. Location: Clark's Fork, Wyoming Territory. Mining vignette. Issued 1877 in Bozeman. Stamp cancelled...
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to D*****0 for (120.00 + 20.40) x 1 = 140.40
 
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Two Territorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates1230 - Two Territorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates
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1) Bell Silver and Copper Mining Company. Inc. in Montana. Issued in 1883 for 1,000 shares to the president, James King. Vignette of cracked liberty b
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****0 for (75.00 + 12.75) x 1 = 87.75
 
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Two Different Territorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates1231 - Two Different Territorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates
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1) Gorgeous certificate for The Bonanza Chief Gold Mining Company. Issued 1881. Stamp cancelled. Mining and Native American vignette. ABN. 2) Big Hole
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Montana Mining Stock Certificate Collection1232 - Montana Mining Stock Certificate Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17. Most pictorial. Includes: Original Butte MC (1882, cxl), Legal Tender MC (1885, not cxl), Montana Mineral Land Development Co. (1902, 1903,
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Two Montana Mining Souvenir Plates, #21233 - Two Montana Mining Souvenir Plates, #2
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Two mining souvenir plates. 1) B. & M. Smelter, and the largest smokestack in the world, Great Falls, Montana (made by Buffalo Pottery). 2) Anac...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to m********y for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Montana Ephemera (Checks, Stocks, Billheads)1234 - Montana Ephemera (Checks, Stocks, Billheads)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over twenty pieces of early Montana history: check from the Territory of Montana, Madison County, Virginia City, 1873; First National Bank of Helena,
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Montana Ephemera (incl. territorial checks)1235 - Montana Ephemera (incl. territorial checks)
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Lot of 10. Five checks: three different territorial L.H. Hershfield & Co. (Helena) issued 1866 and 1867; A.M. Holter, Hardware (Helena) check 18...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (65.00 + 14.95) x 1 = 79.95
 
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Montana Ephemera Collection (Checks & Billheads)1236 - Montana Ephemera Collection (Checks & Billheads)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
24 early Montana checks, a copy of the 1887 Northwest Illustrated Monthly magazine, a handful of Montana billheads from the 1800s. City: State: Mo
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana Illustrated Lettersheet Collection1237 - Montana Illustrated Lettersheet Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. Many illustrated. Includes: The Manhattan Malting Co. (Manhattan, MT, 1892, illustrated), A.M. Holter Hardware Co. (three total, two diff
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Montana Indian Traders Ephemera (Fort Shaw and Fort Benton)1238 - Montana Indian Traders Ephemera (Fort Shaw and Fort Benton)
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Lot of 4. 1) Two billheads for T.C. Power & Bro., Freighters and Forwarding Merchants and Dealers in Indian Goods. Fort Benton, Montana Territor...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*********1 for (65.00 + 14.95) x 1 = 79.95
 
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Montana Non-Mining Stocks & Bonds1239 - Montana Non-Mining Stocks & Bonds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight pictorial pieces. Includes: The Butte & Montana Commercial Co. (1893, not cancelled), Broadview Farmers' Elevator Co. (1921, no...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Montana Stage Company Way Bills1240 - Montana Stage Company Way Bills
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. Two different stage companies. 1) Three Way Bills for Benton & Billings Stage Company, all dated 1886 for travel between Benton and...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Two Different Territorial Montana Warrants1241 - Two Different Territorial Montana Warrants
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two very early pieces. A $50 territorial warrant (red border) issued to L.E. Munson June 1, 1868. Stamped paid 1873 by the noted bank Kountze Brothers
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G**********r for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
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Unissued Montana Mining Stock Certificates1242 - Unissued Montana Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20. Includes: Penn Yan Mining Co. (with gilt coins), Blue Cloud MC, Jefferson & Teton MC, Overland Consolidated GMC (2), Eastern Montana ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
 
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Unissued Montana Railroad and Non-Mining Stock Certificates1243 - Unissued Montana Railroad and Non-Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 23, mostly railroad and non-mining, with a few mining. Most pictorial. Includes: Helena Hot Springs & Smelter Railroad Co. (two gorgeous)...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (140.00 + 32.20) x 1 = 172.20
 
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Morehouse & Albertson Token (Territorial)1244 - Morehouse & Albertson Token (Territorial)
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Montana Territory, Anaconda token 1" diameter. Combination House / ornament / Morehouse / & / Albertson // GF / One / Drink. Aluminum. (Svo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a**********0 for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Grand Union Bar Good For Mirror1245 - Grand Union Bar Good For Mirror
Holabird Western Americana Collections
R 12. Photo of provocative smiling woman in red hat, 2.25" diameter. GF / 12 1/2 c / IT / Grand Union Bar / Benton, Mont. Front, very good cond...
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Estimates : 1,300.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (950.00 + 218.50) x 1 = 1,168.50
 
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The Best Chance Token (Territorial)1246 - The Best Chance Token (Territorial)
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Montana Territory. R 8. Octagonal brass token. Billings / The / Best / Chance / M. T. // GF / A / Jas. Ryan / Drink. (Svoboda Collection) City: Bill
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********n for (1,400.00 + 322.00) x 1 = 1,722.00
 
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The Club Token1247 - The Club Token
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Club / H. E. Winesburg, Prop.// GF / 5c / IT. Round, brass, 20mm. (Svoboda Collection) City: Broadview State: Montana Date: HWAC# 35051
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to F****e for (10.00 + 2.00) x 1 = 12.00
 
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Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Tags & Souvenir Pieces1248 - Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Tags & Souvenir Pieces
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Eleven pieces. 4 tool tags, 4 award pieces, 3 souvenir pieces. (Svoboda Collection) City: Butte State: Montana Date:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Bowling & Golf Souvenirs1249 - Bowling & Golf Souvenirs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bowling & Golf Souvenirs. 3 from State Golf Tournament, 1 from Woman's State Tournament, 1 from State Bowling Ass'n. (Svoboda Collection...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (190.00 + 43.70) x 1 = 233.70
 
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Butte Commemorative Badge Collection1250 - Butte Commemorative Badge Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten commemorative pieces from Butte. Butte High School, Elks Convention, B P O E, Fireman's Convention, William Howard Taft, 1905 Masonic Badge,...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s********o.. for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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