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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Various Rhyolite Postcards4439 - Various Rhyolite Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 40 various modern chrome, linen and repro postcards of Rhylite, Nevada. Includes: Bottle House, Ghost Casino, ruins, street scenes, miniature ver
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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Rhyolite Street Views/Bottle House Postcards4440 - Rhyolite Street Views/Bottle House Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 different views of Bottle House and 7 other various postcards of buildings and street views. City: Rhyolite State: Nevada Date: various 1900&...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rhyolite Train Depot Postcards4441 - Rhyolite Train Depot Postcards
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9 postcards of Rhyolite, Nevada Train Depot. City: Rhyolite State: Nevada Date: c. 1930's-40's hwac# 23430
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rhyolite Ghost Series Real Photo Postcards4442 - Rhyolite Ghost Series Real Photo Postcards
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21 Real Photo Cards of the Rhyolite Ghost Town series. City: Rhyolite State: Nevada Date: c. 1947-1953 hwac# 23431
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Birds-eye View Postcards of Rhyolite4443 - Birds-eye View Postcards of Rhyolite
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13 various birdseye views of Rhyolite, Nevada. (1906, 1909, one from 1959) City: Rhyolite State: Nevada Date: various hwac# 23421
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rhyolite, Ghost Town View Postcards4444 - Rhyolite, Ghost Town View Postcards
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18 cards (includes duplicates) of Ghost Town views of Rhyolite, Nevada. City: Rhyolite State: Nevada Date: c. 1959 hwac# 23422
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rhyolite Printed Postcards4445 - Rhyolite Printed Postcards
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13 various printed postcards of Rhyolite, Nevada (some duplicates)—Mail Coach, mines, prospecting, parade. City: Rhyolite State: Nevada Date: c.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Ruth Bank Stock Certificate4446 - Ruth Bank Stock Certificate
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This is the first Ruth Bank stock certificate we have ever seen. Number 15, 10 shares, H. G. Lathrop on December 1, 1934. Signed by HG Lathrop cashier
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Ruth Postcard Collection4447 - Ruth Postcard Collection
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Lot of 24. Two nice different views of the company townsite. Two cards of the railroad tracks coming into Ruth. One of a large explosion "Big S...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Nine Silver City, Lyon County Postcards4448 - Nine Silver City, Lyon County Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice card is a :"greetings from Silver City, Nevada" with a view down main street. Has a 1908 Silver City cancel. Also view of city from...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to D****7 for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Five RPCs of Smelter, Nevada4449 - Five RPCs of Smelter, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a unique and marvelous collection of postcards. Two are identified as C. D. Gallagher photographs. Two postcards show an overview of the town
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s*****l for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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McGill and Smelter Concentrator RPCs4450 - McGill and Smelter Concentrator RPCs
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(1) Smelter and Concentrator, (2) Concentrator, (3) Trestle at McGill. probably Gallagher photographs. City: Smelter / McGill State: Nevada Date:
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Tonopah Check Collection4451 - Tonopah Check Collection
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Lot of 27. Banks represented are 1) Bullion and Exchange, 2) Nevada First National Bank, 3) Nye County Bank, 4) Nye & Ormsby Bank, 5) State Bank...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tonopah 50th Celebration Collectibles (Pennants & a Pin)4452 - Tonopah 50th Celebration Collectibles (Pennants & a Pin)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 52. 51 small pennant banners in yellow, orange, white and red for the celebration of Tonopah’s 50th anniversary May 19-21, 1950. The pennants h
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Birds Eye View RPPCs of Tonopah4453 - Birds Eye View RPPCs of Tonopah
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A collection of white border RPCs, 7 used and 10 un-used. Some are plain back cards. In good to very good condition. City: Tonopah State: Nevada
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Estimates : 50.00 - 250.00
Sold to a**********o for (20.00 + 4.60) = 24.60
 
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Tonopah Group  (Stocks, Covers, Etc.)4454 - Tonopah Group (Stocks, Covers, Etc.)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A variety of documents, ephemera, and decorative items. Among the most interesting are: 1) Two Brookfield insulators, one olivine (with wood screw pe
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Estimates : 100.00 - 800.00
Sold to h*******2 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Tonopah Postcard Collection4455 - Tonopah Postcard Collection
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54 postcards. Mostly black and white. Mostly RPCs. All are overviews or bird's eye views of Tonopah. Most show mining in the area. One Fraser an...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Life in Tonopah Postcard Collection4456 - Life in Tonopah Postcard Collection
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Four postcards showing life in the city. 1) Unidentified parade lead by a marching band. In front of the Tonopah Banking Corporation building. 2) Phot
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Estimates : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to a**********o for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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36 Tonopah Postcards4457 - 36 Tonopah Postcards
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20 black and whites RPC's. Many overviews of the city. ALso Kights of Columbus building, bottle house, libaray, court house, can house, State Ba...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Tonopah Landmarks Postcards4458 - Tonopah Landmarks Postcards
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Beer bottle house, Butler's tent, a dugout or two, barrel house, can house, Piute residence. Three Tonopah and one Goldfield cancel (Prag collec...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tonopah Main Street Photographs4459 - Tonopah Main Street Photographs
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Main street photographs of Tonopah. Shows a progression of main street from horse and buggy, to very early cars to 1940's cars. A very nice hist...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Nicer Tonopah Building Postcards4460 - Nicer Tonopah Building Postcards
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Mostly RPC's. One in color. Includes the Mizpah Hotel, Knights of Columbus house, Nye & Ormsby Bank, Episcopal Church, and high school. Five...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Tonopah Postcards4461 - Tonopah Postcards
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Group of 75 postcards, including duplicates, from the Prag collection. Mining, general city views, Nye County Court House, and downtown scenes all rep
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*******n for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Tonopah Town Scene Postcards (Most RPC)4462 - Tonopah Town Scene Postcards (Most RPC)
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Thirteen postcards of Tonopah. All black and white. Mostly RPC. Six are cancelled. Three early Tonopah. Range from 1908 to 1931. One Osborn photograph
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 800.00
 
 
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20 Vernon and Lovelock billheads4463 - 20 Vernon and Lovelock billheads
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Four Vernon Supply Company small billheads. Sixteen L. N. Marker General Blacksmith billheads. Three different in four color variations. City: Ver
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Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to V********e for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Northeastern Nevada Postcards4465 - Northeastern Nevada Postcards
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Group of 5 items from the Prag collection, including: 2 of Wendover Will (stands 64 feet high, weighs about 9 tons, and is the largest mechanical cowb
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****l for (20.00 + 4.60) = 24.60
 
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Four miningtown scene RPCs4466 - Four miningtown scene RPCs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Identified as Ely on back of one postcard, but probably a satellite town of Ely. Looks like office buildings, dormitory, and other buildings. Nice Set
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nice Winnemucca Postcards4467 - Nice Winnemucca Postcards
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10 choice Winnemucca cards. 1) Lower bridge. Color. old. 2) Bridge Street RPC. 3) Ditto. 1933 "Reno, Nev 2" cancel. 4) Ditto. 5) Overview ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 600.00
 
 
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33 Winnemucca Postcards4468 - 33 Winnemucca Postcards
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Color and RPC. Old and new. Advertising and general views. Includes Two Stiffs Selling Gas. Just listed in yesterday's newspaper as "You kn...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Nevada Checks & Ephemera4469 - Nevada Checks & Ephemera
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Four checks: 1876 Carson City Savings Bank, unused California-Nevada Creamery on a Carson City Bullion & Exchange Bank, two Bullion & Exchan...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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Nevada Mosaic Imagery Maps4470 - Nevada Mosaic Imagery Maps
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Group of 4 including: 1) Photo Mosaic State of Nevada by Aerial Photographers of Nevada/ Reno-Stead Airport/ compiled from/ Earth Resources Technology
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two books about the old days: "Ghosts of the Humboldt Region" and "Pioneers of the Ponderosa"4471 - Two books about the old days: "Ghosts of the Humboldt Region" and "Pioneers of the Ponderosa"
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) A glimpse into Pershing County. 1970. By Dave Basso. First edition. 189pp. Photo-illustrations; 2 fold-out maps. A guide to the prehistory and hist
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to p********n for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Large Nevada state map: 18764472 - Large Nevada state map: 1876
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Find Camp McGarry in Roop County. Find Pershing in Humboldt County. Find Reveille, Kiney, Logan, Patterson and other long-forgotten places. Map for a
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Nevada State Map c.19204473 - Nevada State Map c.1920
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A multi-colored pull down map of the state of Nevada. Encased in a green light metal frame measuring 43” x 2”, measures 33 ½” x 50”. Published ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****l for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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"A Sagebrush Saga," by Lester Mills4474 - "A Sagebrush Saga," by Lester Mills
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A history of northeastern Nevada, with chapters on the cattle trade, outlaws, pioneer settlements, Elko, Indians, mining, and more. City: State:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to V********e for (10.00 + 2.00) = 12.00
 
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Eulogy for Key Pittman, Late Senator from Nevada.4475 - Eulogy for Key Pittman, Late Senator from Nevada.
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From the 77th Congress, first session. Remarks and eulogy held in House of Representatives. Published by the United States Government Printing Office,
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Northern Nevada Publications: includes "City of Trembling Leaves" by Walter van Tilburg Clark4476 - Northern Nevada Publications: includes "City of Trembling Leaves" by Walter van Tilburg Clark
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Lot of three, including: 1)The City of Trembling Leaves, by Clark, Walter Van Tilburg. Hardcover, 690 pages (Paher #337). Published by the Sun Dial Pr
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Memorial Address Copy for Key Pittman4477 - Memorial Address Copy for Key Pittman
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“Key Pittman, Late senator From Nevada. Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress.” United States Government’s Printing Office. 1942. A.J. Mastretti.
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"Young Engineers in Nevada," Two Book Set4478 - "Young Engineers in Nevada," Two Book Set
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The Young Engineers in Nevada, 1912 by H. Irving Hancock & The Young Engineers in Nevada, 1913 by H. Irving Hancock. Each is a hardcover copy an...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Surety for Travelers Insurance Company4479 - Surety for Travelers Insurance Company
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For $1000 JA Brumsey, L Drexler, and JT Lamb can act as agents for Traveler Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut. Folded with rips on folds.
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Two USGS Bulletins (incl. Comstock)4480 - Two USGS Bulletins (incl. Comstock)
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Bulletin 594, 1915, by James Hilton "Some Mining Districts in Northeastern California and Northwestern Nevada. Bulletin 17, 1885, by Arnold Hag...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******0 for (10.00 + 2.30) = 12.30
 
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Nevada and Her Resources, Publication4481 - Nevada and Her Resources, Publication
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A Brief Sketch of the Advantages and Possibilities of the State, and the Opportunities and Inducements Offered to Capitalists and Home seekers,” compi
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Estimates : 40.00 - 300.00
Sold to s*****l for (20.00 + 4.60) = 24.60
 
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"Letters from Nevada Territory" (Two Volumes)4482 - "Letters from Nevada Territory" (Two Volumes)
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Two box set. Limited autographed edition: William Miller, Russell McDonald, Eleanor Bushnell, and Ann Rollins. First book is letters from Andrew Jacks
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Estimates : 50.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******0 for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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After the Storm, Nevada Desert miniature painting4483 - After the Storm, Nevada Desert miniature painting
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By Jacques Helfer, 1961. 11 x 13” framed. City: State: Nevada Date: 1961 hwac# 23012
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Five Nevada Speeches4484 - Five Nevada Speeches
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Lot of 5 early and interesting speeches. 1) Resolutions of the Legislature of Nevada in favor of the establishment of railroad communication between t
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Nevada Stereoviews (Palisade, Nevada Congressional Member, Etc.)4485 - Miscellaneous Nevada Stereoviews (Palisade, Nevada Congressional Member, Etc.)
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Lot of 5 images. Sizes range from 6.5” x 3.25” to 7” x 3.5.” All feature low to medium contrast and sharp focus. Some age related wear is evident on
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Indian Massacre of 1911 at Little High Rock Canyon by Effie Mona Mack (Autographed)4486 - Indian Massacre of 1911 at Little High Rock Canyon by Effie Mona Mack (Autographed)
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This was the first historic work on the last Indian Massacre in Nevada. Signed by the author and written in pencil: "Author's Copy" bu...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Central Western Nevada Postcards4487 - Central Western Nevada Postcards
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Group of 23 items, from the Prag collection, including: 13 from Hawthorne; 6 identical cards from Blair; and each one from Yerington; Babbitt; Schurz;
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 120.00
 
 
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"Dad Lee" Old Route 40 Trading Post RPC4488 - "Dad Lee" Old Route 40 Trading Post RPC
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Great RPPC of "Dad Lee" standing in front of a makeshift casino. Card mailed in 1936. Sender notes to his mother that he passes "this...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to t********n.. for (20.00 + 4.60) = 24.60
 
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Five Nevada Hunting & Fishing Licenses (Eureka & Palisade)4489 - Five Nevada Hunting & Fishing Licenses (Eureka & Palisade)
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Includes: 1927 Hunter (Palisade), 1929 Hunter (Palisade), 1930 Hunter (Eureka), and two 1931 Angler (Eureka). Multiple colors. All measure approx. 3...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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