November Wonders: Western Americana Auction (November 2021)

Auction Details

Welcome to our November Wonders Auction, the second in our end-of-the-year auction trilogy!

We know every collector will find something special for their collection in this sale, and even a good Christmas present or two...

This sale features more than 3,100 lots across 5 days in over two dozen different collecting categories including: Art, Mining, Numismatics, Railroad, Militaria, General Americana, Jewelry, Books, Stocks & Bonds, and much more!

**HIGHLIGHTS**

--The Bill McKivor Nevada Token Collection Part I. Bill's Nevada token collection is full of so many rarities that we have split it over several sales. This round features an ultra-rare Comstock token from Gold Hill, as well as Beowawe, Chafey, Farrell, Bowers, Genoa, Incline, and more.

--Pancho Villa Collection. A rare second chance to bid on a Photo Diary of Pancho Villa by W.H. Horne (& Others). A massive and important collection of 184 real photo postcards (RPCs) and six original 5 x7 prints, most of which are directly attributable to Walter H. Horne, who made a good living for himself making photographic postcards in the American Southwest during the time of the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century.

--George Armstrong Custer Civil War Holster and Dispatch Case. The belt, brass buckle, holster, and dispatch case from Civil War Captain George Armstrong Custer, originally from the Frost Collection.

--Stunning Jewelry. Featuring a leopard gold & diamond necklace; a gold-in-quartz pendant; shadow box and diamond cocktail rings; and much more.

--Native Americana. Beautiful jewelry, pottery, artifacts, and ephemera.

--Ken Prag Collection. Rarities from the Prag Collection of stocks, ephemera, and postcards, including autographs of Thomas Edison, J. Paul Getty, John D. Rockefeller, JP Morgan. Other stock categories include: Wells Fargo and American Express, banking, brewing, Hollywood, Yellowstone, mining, railroad, & more.

--Mining. Collectibles including gold nuggets and ore specimens, artifacts, ephemera, and mining stock certificates from California, Colorado, Montana, and Nevada.

--Art. Museum-quality Western art pieces by Makk, Rosa, and Hanson, as well as a large group of Chilmark Western pewter sculptures. Plus African art and carvings, and many other paintings and prints.

--General Americana Bonanza. Including an original prostitute's license from Tombstone; rare bottles and brewing ephemera; Montana saloon archives from the MacKenzie Collection; rare badges; cowboy collectibles incl. saddles & rare photographs; books incl. a large Eastern US directory section; and much more.

Be sure to use the Search Function to find items across the 5 days in your collecting categories!

And Keep the Collections Coming!
Please keep us in mind for selling your collection, and contact me directly at fredholabird@gmail.com.

Happy bidding!

--Fred Holabird & Team--

Auction Schedule

DAY 1 - Thursday, Nov 18, Lots 1000-1601
Art 1000-1269
Firearms-Weapons 1270-1292
Foreign 1293-1338
Political 1339-1352
Military 1353-1402
Tools 1403-1422
Native Americana 1423-1477
Sports 1478-1535
Transportation 1536-1601

DAY 2 - Friday, Nov 19, Lots 2000-2657
Stocks & Bonds 2000-2657
All Categories including Mining,
Railroad, and various industries

DAY 3 - Saturday, Nov 20 , Lots 3000-3609
Minerals 3000-3018
Mining 3019-3034
Numismatics 3195-3258
Tokens 3259-3412
Philatelic & Postal History 3413-3609

DAY 4 - Sunday, Nov 21, Lots 4000-4620
Geographically Sorted Ephemera 4000-4265
General Collectibles 4269-4395
Souvenir Plates 4396-4424
Spoons & Flatware 4425-4428
Entertainment 4429-4446
Circus 4447-4450
Toys 4451-4484
Marbles 4485-4489
Bottles 4490-4527
Saloon 4528-4546
Tobacciana 4547-4559
Gaming 4560-4566
Cowboy 4567-4599
Clothing 4600-4620

DAY 5 - Monday, Nov 22, Lots 5000-5614
WF/Express 5000-5002
World's Fair / Expositions 5003-5013
Firefighting Memorabilia 5014-5017
Fraternal Organizations 5018-5022
Badges 5023-5044
Maps 5045-5066
Books 5067-5314
Furnishings & 3D 5315-5363
Jewelry 5364-5461
Music 5462-5490
Photography 5491-5614

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. Shipping and handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing as it is based on the size and weight of your purchase. Additional shipping and handling costs, if required, will be re-invoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and size.SH...
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V&T Railroad Monkey Wrench [110179]1550 - V&T Railroad Monkey Wrench [110179]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a monkey wrench from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Wrench measures about 12" and is still in good working order. It's made o...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****5 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Railroad Advertising Sign - San Francisco Chief [109639]1551 - Railroad Advertising Sign - San Francisco Chief [109639]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is the last, of the great railroad advertising signs for the Santa Fe. It shows two couples, one taking pictures, and the other near the doorway.
Passed
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Tintypes of Railroad Employees [134184]1552 - Tintypes of Railroad Employees [134184]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) One shows a man sitting down in uniform, with "LIRR" visible on his shoulder. We believe this to be Long Island Rai...
Passed
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Railroad Express Shipping Guide [116838]1553 - Railroad Express Shipping Guide [116838]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Shipping Guide with Express Rates from New York, N.Y., Brooklyn, N.Y. Long Island City, N.Y.," second edition, August 1911. Chipping corn...
Passed
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Utah RR Date Nails (13) [88357]1554 - Utah RR Date Nails (13) [88357]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tintic area date nails 32-54. Railroad unknown. Given to Jeff Pollock by Larry Henry. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Utah City: Tintic Prov
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Adams Westlake Colored Light Railroad Signal [133397]1555 - Adams Westlake Colored Light Railroad Signal [133397]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Red lens approx 20" diameter, approx 20" deep. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Passed
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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American Railroad Pass Collection - 173 [133641]1556 - American Railroad Pass Collection - 173 [133641]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A two notebook collection, carefully curated. Alabama Great Southern, 1913; Alton RR 1936; Atlantic City RR 1924; Atlantic Coast line 1910, 24, 55; At
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Estimate : 1,100.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to d*******f for (475.00 + 118.75) = 593.75
 
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Amtrak Trainman Hat Badge [126630]1557 - Amtrak Trainman Hat Badge [126630]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Amtrak Trainman Hat Badge, gold toned, approx. 3 x 1-3/4 inches. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Boca and Loyalton Railway Reproduction Frame Group [133608]1558 - Boca and Loyalton Railway Reproduction Frame Group [133608]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 framed 8x10 repros of the Boca and Loyalton Railroad. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Boston Elevated Railway Ephemera Group [133607]1559 - Boston Elevated Railway Ephemera Group [133607]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 20 pieces. Includes early postcards, tickets, routemaps, duty manuals, 7 annual reports c1902-10, 2 framed stocks/bonds. Date: Country (if no
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Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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British Railroad Distant Signal [133409]1560 - British Railroad Distant Signal [133409]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Yellow and black chevron. 10" wide, about 42" long. 1" thick. Date: Country (if not USA): United Kingdom State: City: Provena...
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
 
 
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British Railroad Semaphore [133410]1561 - British Railroad Semaphore [133410]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One green and one red lens. Red with white stripe. 62" Tall, blade 10" wide, across the hinge is 20", 1.25" thick. Blade is porc...
Passed
Start Price : 550.00 | Estimate : 1,100.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Carson and Colorado Railroad Brake Shoe and exterior car lamp mount [133615]1562 - Carson and Colorado Railroad Brake Shoe and exterior car lamp mount [133615]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
approx size 3x12" Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********l for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Chicago and Northwestern Railway Semaphore Flag and Flares in Metal Tin [133456]1563 - Chicago and Northwestern Railway Semaphore Flag and Flares in Metal Tin [133456]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Metal tin with about 8 fusees (flares) and a red semaphore flag in great condition. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chicago Transit Authority Color Light Signal [133386]1564 - Chicago Transit Authority Color Light Signal [133386]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Railroad signal light from the Chicago Elevated Railway, made by Union Switch and Signal Company. Three six-inch lenses.9x10x45 inches Date: Countr
Passed
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Eastern US Railroad Ephemera [135250]1565 - Eastern US Railroad Ephemera [135250]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. Includes: Knox & Lincoln Railroad Company pictorial stock transfer form, unissued, 1870s; Sterling Iron & Railway Co., 1907, billh...
Passed
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Feather River Short Line Stock in Presentation Frame [124614]1566 - Feather River Short Line Stock in Presentation Frame [124614]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Feather River Short Line stock certificate No. 205, issued to James G. Cannell, "Vice President of Said Railroad," on June 21, 1987. No si...
Passed
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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General Motors Electral Motor Division Railroad Ephemera [133428]1567 - General Motors Electral Motor Division Railroad Ephemera [133428]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large collection of General Motors ephemera including deisel fuel gauge 4.5" diameter, classification light 5" diameter, pressure gauge, v...
Passed
Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 800.00
 
 
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General Motors Electromotive Division Collectibles [133611]1568 - General Motors Electromotive Division Collectibles [133611]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection has about 20 pieces: misc tools, danger 600 volts sign, 7 operating manuals, and other goodies. Date: Country (if not USA): State
Passed
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Housatonic Railroad Annual Reports [133622]1569 - Housatonic Railroad Annual Reports [133622]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two reports, 1869, 1890, both VF, 6 x 9" Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Passed
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Semaphore Signal Disc [133391]1570 - Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Semaphore Signal Disc [133391]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dwarf semaphore signal disc used at the Henderson yard in Jersey city NJ. Similar signals were originally installled about 1908. The original spectica
Passed
Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company Annual Reports [135248]1571 - Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company Annual Reports [135248]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. Two are for 1928, three are for 1929. Each is 11.75" x 9" Each has a map in the back that shows the lines, 18 x 16.5" Some ...
Passed
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Norfolk and Southern Railroad Pamlico River Bridge Approach Signal [133398]1572 - Norfolk and Southern Railroad Pamlico River Bridge Approach Signal [133398]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 3' tall, 2' diameter, 2' deep. This signal was shipped from North Carolina to Reno Nevada via 3 trains, finishing off with the Ca...
Passed
Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Northern Pacific Railway Brakeman Hat Badge [126636]1573 - Northern Pacific Railway Brakeman Hat Badge [126636]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brakeman hat badge for Northern Pacific Railway, with number 1514 on both ends, reverse stamped S.D. CHILDS & CO. / ENGRAVERS / CHICAGO. Approx....
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Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Oregon Railroad Spike Maul [133418]1574 - Oregon Railroad Spike Maul [133418]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. Marked ORR&NCo and OWR&N, c1900. Measures 36" tall by 13", newer handle has been a...
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pacific Electric Railroad Switch Stand [133390]1575 - Pacific Electric Railroad Switch Stand [133390]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 6.5' tall. Red sign is about 12" square. This witch stand was used by the Pacific Electric Ry San Bernardino-Colton mainline. The mai...
Passed
Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania Railroad Position Signal [133399]1576 - Pennsylvania Railroad Position Signal [133399]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 3' long, 10" high, yellow lens. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Passed
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Railroad Calendars, Modern [122729]1577 - Railroad Calendars, Modern [122729]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of about 50 railroad calendars, all large size, from the 1990s. Very pictorial color calendars for the rail buff. about 12 x 14", some ...
Passed
Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Railroad Car Jack [133631]1578 - Railroad Car Jack [133631]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Simplex #101, 24 x 14 x 4" Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to u********y.. for (30.00 + 6.60) = 36.60
 
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Railroad Ephemera (Letterheads & Timetables) [135251]1579 - Railroad Ephemera (Letterheads & Timetables) [135251]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Includes: North Pacific Coast Railroad Time Table 1888 to and from San Francisco, taken from the Trade Postal Journal; North Pacific Railway
Passed
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Railroad Home Signal Semaphore [133412]1580 - Railroad Home Signal Semaphore [133412]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Measures 77.5" long, porcelain enamelled steel blade tapers from 9" inches to 7" where it attaches. Has three 7.5" lenses in red...
Passed
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Railroad Letter [115211]1581 - Railroad Letter [115211]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter to the Directors of the Watertown and Romi Rail Road from M. Wright dated 1836 requesting restitution for payment made for the subscription. D
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Railroad Magazine Advertisements and Photos [117483]1582 - Railroad Magazine Advertisements and Photos [117483]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11 railroad-themed advertisements and photos, from the U.S., c1894 on. Includes two pages from 1894 copyrighted, "Glimpses of America,&q...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to 6******n for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Railroad Related Kerosene Lamps [133448]1583 - Railroad Related Kerosene Lamps [133448]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of four different: cast-iron for Boston & Albany RR has a wall mount, and may have been a rear marker lamp -- OLD!; Handlan rectangul...
Passed
Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Railroad Sign Posts, Original - 3 [133394]1584 - Railroad Sign Posts, Original - 3 [133394]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.) Fouling point sign post. As their train entered a sighting, this sign told the crew when they were clear of the main line. This sign was used at G
Passed
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimate : 450.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Railroad Signal and Telegraph Department Cast-Iron Sign and Signal Devices [133479]1585 - Railroad Signal and Telegraph Department Cast-Iron Sign and Signal Devices [133479]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six signal devices, two books, LM&S Railway 10 x 8 inches on wood oval base; three round signal devices, 4x4x2.5 inches, each slightly different...
Passed
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Railroad Switch Stand Marker [133438]1586 - Railroad Switch Stand Marker [133438]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy cast iron frame. Teal and amber lights. 3.75" lenses. 7.5x7.5x12.5" mounted on wooden base. Electrified for modern use. Date: Cou...
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Railroad Switch Stand Marker Handlan-Buck Company c1950 [133436]1587 - Railroad Switch Stand Marker Handlan-Buck Company c1950 [133436]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5" reflectors in amber and teal (yellow and blue). Measures 9x9x5 inches tall. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Passed
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Railroad Tokens [124042]1588 - Railroad Tokens [124042]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three medals : San Jose Railroad Company's First Street Line 1897, copper medal made in 2007 by the San Jose Coin Club; 1934 Union Pacif...
Passed
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Railroad Train Orders [133484]1589 - Railroad Train Orders [133484]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Train Orders were like airplane flight plans but for railroads. This lot has about 44 train orders from 1946-80. Called "Flimsies" so the ...
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Santa Fe Railroad Timetables and Tour Book Collection - 27 [133486]1590 - Santa Fe Railroad Timetables and Tour Book Collection - 27 [133486]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes a crossover of Atkinston Topeka & Santa Fe. About 27 pieces plus other ephemera of 1930s and 40s, includes original photo of the Rialto...
Passed
Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Santa Fe RR Calendar Art -1950-1967 - 9 pcs [126903]1591 - Santa Fe RR Calendar Art -1950-1967 - 9 pcs [126903]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine calendar art pages, published by Brown & Bigelow between 1950 and 1967 for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. 1950, J.H. Sharp, O...
Passed
Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Scarce California Railroad Passes [133649]1592 - Scarce California Railroad Passes [133649]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
San Diego & Arizona RR, 1925; San Joaquin & Eastern RR 1914. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Sold
Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Southern Pacific White Railroad "Lunar" Signal [133415]1593 - Southern Pacific White Railroad "Lunar" Signal [133415]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This white lunar signal was placed below a searchlight signal to give signal a double meaning. 20" diameter, 20" wide, Sunshade measures 1...
Passed
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimate : 450.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Utah & Nevada Railway Stock Transfer [115213]1594 - Utah & Nevada Railway Stock Transfer [115213]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Utah and Nevada Railway stock transferred to James G. Harris dated at Boston Massachusetts September 17, 1889 Date: Country (if not USA): State:
Passed
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western Railroad Timetable Collection [133605]1595 - Western Railroad Timetable Collection [133605]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes more than 100 pieces, but most are Amtrak. Also included is Rio grande, Frisco Lines, Great Norther, Union Pacific. Date: Country (if not
Passed
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Stagecoach Way Bills United States Mail Line [132625]1596 - Stagecoach Way Bills United States Mail Line [132625]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three waybills from the United States Mail Line / Milton and Angels / 1903. On July 26, 1875, Black Bart robbed his first stagecoach in Calaveras Coun
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Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to C**********y for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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McCormick Steamship Passes [122877]1597 - McCormick Steamship Passes [122877]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 passes for the McCormick Steamship Company dated 1925, 26 and 27. These are in very nice condition for their age. See photos for more detail and con
Passed
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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American Steamship Co. Shipping Receipt: Philadelphia & Liverpool Line [135198]1598 - American Steamship Co. Shipping Receipt: Philadelphia & Liverpool Line [135198]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The American Steamship Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia & Liverpool Line. April 24th, 1877. Alex. Sparrow & Co. are shipping 4 boxes of...
Passed
Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Marine History of the Pacific Northwest by Lewis & Dryden [132350]1599 - Marine History of the Pacific Northwest by Lewis & Dryden [132350]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reprinted by Antiquarian Press, LTD, N.Y. ñ (Original Printing,- 1895) ñ Edition limited to 750 copies ñ An illustrated review
Sold
Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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