Pike's Peak or Bust! Auction: Western Americana, Bottles, Numismatics, & More (January 2023)

Auction Details

Welcome to the Pike’s Peak or Bust! Auction, our first live auction of 2023 and coming off the world-record-breaking SS Central America Part I auction in December 2022.

This four-day auction has collectibles in over a dozen categories including Bottles, Railroadiana, Native Americana, Mining, Numismatics, Art, Stocks, Militaria, and General Americana. With a healthy dose of exciting Colorado and Western States material, we decided to name this auction in honor of the great Colorado Gold Rush of 1859!

Featured Collections & Highlights

*The Gary Bracken Collection, Part IV*
We continue to offer great rarities from the collection of Ponca City lawyer Gary Bracken. This sale includes Native Americana (arrowheads); tokens (Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma); Colorado medicine bottles, whiskey jugs, and stoneware; Colorado, Indian Territory, and Oklahoma billhead collections, and more.

*Numismatics feat. Nevada Banknotes*
Our Day 4 is all numismatics, starting with thirteen different Nevada banknotes, including the $20 Nixon National Bank signed by George Nixon. The section also has US coins (incl. Carson City Morgans); medals incl. a U.S. Grant Silver Peace Medal; and a large offering of tokens (Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma).

*Early American Political Collection*
We’re very excited to offer important documents from the 1700s and 1800s from the estate of John Hyatt. This group includes autographed pieces from Benjamin Franklin, Grover Cleveland, and James Buchanan.

*Art*
A group of signed prints and books from Ansel Adams; signed prints from famous photographer Paul Strand; signed Salvador Dali pieces; beautiful wood and stone sculptures; and more.

*Railroadiana*
A new big group of railroad and steamer passes, always a big hit with our collectors! Also railroad artifacts including keys, locks, and lanterns. If you have a pass collection you’re ready to sell, please let us know!


*Stocks & Bonds*
We are thrilled to offer more rare Colorado mining stocks from a private collection, as well as Colorado railroad stocks and autograph pieces incl. Wells & Fargo and Jay Gould. Some of the mining stocks in this sale are pieces we have not offered before.

*Native Americana*
In addition to Oklahoma points from the Bracken Collection, our Native Americana section also has kachinas, pine crafts/basketry, and ephemera including art and photographs.


*Militaria & Antique Firearms*
In addition to pieces from the Sherman Collection, we’re also offering rare military collectibles from a few other private collections. This sale has items from the Civil War, Indian Wars, and both World Wars including photographs, autographed documents, and artifacts. The Firearms Section has early shotguns, muskets, and ammunition collectibles.

*General Americana*
Photographs, rare documents, books, and artifacts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma/Indian Territory, and more. Includes a rare Virgil Earp Tombstone autograph from the Jim & Barbara Sherman Private Western Mining Museum! Smaller categories include: Cowboy, Sports, Books, Jewelry, Toys/Model Railroad, and hard goods.

*Mining*
Minerals and fossil plates; rare Western mining ephemera from Colorado and Nevada; and some mining artifacts incl. spoons, tags, and mercury jugs.


Please be sure to use the Keyword Search Tool on our website to search for items in your collecting categories.

Stay tuned for the exciting second part of our SS Central America Shipwreck Artifacts Auctions, coming March 2023. Details available on holabirdamericana.com

We’re always looking for consignments in many categories, including Art, Mining, Railroadiana, Native Americana, Numismatics, Bottles, and more.

If you would like to know more about consigning, or if you have any questions or comments about this sale, please give our office a call at 775-851-1859.

Our friendly staff is ready to help you continue to build your collection. We’ve created an astonishing community of customers around the world, including private collectors, institutions, and dealers. Remember, your collection could set the next world-record!

Thanks again for your continued interest in our auctions. And as we like to say, bid early and bid often!

--The Holabird Team--

Day 1, Lots 1000-1514
General Americana (1000-1514)
Geo. Sort
Misc. Categories incl. Cowboy, Sports, Books, Toys, Hard Goods

Day 2, Lots 2000-2546
Transportation (2000-2159)
Railroad & Steamer Passes
Transportation Ephemera
Bottles & Saloon feat. Colorado Whiskey & Medicines (2160-2546)

Day 3, Lots 3000-3533
Art feat. Ansel Adams, Salvador Dali, & Paul Strand (3000-3106)
Native Americana (3107-3182)
Political Collectibles incl. Early American Autographs (3183-3209)
Militaria (3210-3261)
Firearms & Weaponry (3262-3304)
Minerals & Mining (3305-3361)
Stocks & Bonds (3362-3533)

Day 4, Lots 4000-4484
Numismatics (4000-4484)
Currency feat. Nevada Banknotes (4000-4035)
Coins (4036-4094)
Medals (4095-4112)
Tokens feat. Colorado, Missouri, & amp; Oklahoma (4113-4484)


SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Missouri Token Group (12) [159981]4450 - Missouri Token Group (12) [159981]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twelve tokens from the Show Me state: Kansas City (3); Neosho Public School (3); Green Mountain Dr., Branson; Masonic Key Tag, Union; Masonic Key Tag,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Missouri Tokens "A-C" (12) [158915]4451 - Missouri Tokens "A-C" (12) [158915]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twelve tokens: Archie: S. D. Alexander. Axtell: C. F. Smiley (2: GF 25 & 50 cents).Bonne Terre: Wells Bros. Camdenton: Doc's Place. Carthag...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Missouri Tokens "D-G" (10) [158916]4452 - Missouri Tokens "D-G" (10) [158916]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten tokens. Durnell: A. N. Durnell. Dutchtown: Louis C. Rau. El Dorado Springs: El Dorado Supply Co. (2: GF 25 & 50 cents). Golden City:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Missouri Tokens "H-M" (29) [158917]4453 - Missouri Tokens "H-M" (29) [158917]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 29 tokens. Hannibal: Grand Billiard Hall (2); Broadway Cigar Store; transportation token. Harwood: J. W. Sharp Merc. Co. Hatfield: James W. Cla
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Missouri Tokens "N-R" (11) [158918]4454 - Missouri Tokens "N-R" (11) [158918]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven tokens from Missouri towns. Nevada: Hi-Way 71 North (2). Olney: W. E. Cooper. Patterson: Croy & Brooks (6). Republic: Ed Fuhr (2). Da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Missouri Tokens "S" Towns (11) [158919]4455 - Missouri Tokens "S" Towns (11) [158919]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven tokens from Missouri. St. Clair: E. F. Dierking. St. Joseph (4): 515 Cigar Store; Tom's Tavern; two transportation tokens. St. Lo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t***6 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Missouri Tokens "U & W" Tokens (8) [158920]4456 - Missouri Tokens "U & W" Tokens (8) [158920]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight Missouri tokens and 6 mavericks. Union: A. Kramolowsky. Webb City (5): Merchants & Miners Bank (30, B. P. O. E. (2). Wentzville: Ko...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Missouri/Oklahoma Tokens [161214]4457 - Missouri/Oklahoma Tokens [161214]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 100 tokens from Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Large group from Union Trust Co. of Carthage, Missouri. Group from Dunklin Bros., Spiro, Oklaho
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Yukon Token Group (9) [159690]4458 - Yukon Token Group (9) [159690]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NINE tokens from the Canadian County town: Bass Mercantile (6); Yukon Snooker Parlor. Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City: Yukon Provenan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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F. E. Houghton Stores Token Collection (8) [159514]4459 - F. E. Houghton Stores Token Collection (8) [159514]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight tokens good in stores at Doyle, Guthrie, Cashion and Meridian Oklahoma. Good for 5, 10, 25, 50 cents; $1 & $5. Date: Country: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Oklahoma Token Group (6) [159979]4460 - Oklahoma Token Group (6) [159979]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six Oklahoma tokens. Newkirk: five tokens from The Enterprise: GF 5 cents (2); GF 10 cents (2); GF 50. Yale: YALE BILLIARD / PARLOR / R.L. MOODY / PR
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "A" Towns (47) [159516]4461 - Oklahoma Tokens "A" Towns (47) [159516]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 47 tokens from Oklahoma towns beginning with the letter "A". Ada (3); Afton (12); Alfalfa (10); Alderson (2); Altona (1); Altus (1)...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b**********l for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "B" Towns (58) [159517]4462 - Oklahoma Tokens "B" Towns (58) [159517]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
58 Oklahoma tokens: Bache (2); Bartlesville (3); Beaver (1); Beggs (1); Bessie (8); Blackwell (9); Braden (6); Braman (10); Buck (5); Buffalo (7); Bur
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "C" Towns (78) [159518]4463 - Oklahoma Tokens "C" Towns (78) [159518]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
78 Oklahoma tokens. Camargo (3); Canton (4); Carbon (6); Carmen (2); Cherokee (4); Chiskasha (1); Claremore (6); Clear Lake (4); Cleveland (3); Clinto
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "D" Towns (45) [159519]4464 - Oklahoma Tokens "D" Towns (45) [159519]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
45 Oklahoma tokens. Dacoma (13); Davenport (2); Deer Creek (11); Dewar (8); Dover (3); Driftwood (3); Drummond (2); Duncan (2); Durant (1). Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "E" Towns (60) [159520]4465 - Oklahoma Tokens "E" Towns (60) [159520]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 60 Oklahoma tokens. Eldorado (1); Elk City (2); El Reno (3); Enid (53); Eufaula (1). Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to t***6 for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "F" Towns (24) [159521]4466 - Oklahoma Tokens "F" Towns (24) [159521]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
24 Oklahoma tokens. Fairfax (9); Fairview (5); Forgan (1); Fort Sill (5); Frederick (4). Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City: Provenance: Gar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t***6 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "G" Towns (25) [159522]4467 - Oklahoma Tokens "G" Towns (25) [159522]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
25 Oklahoma tokens. Garber (1); Geary (3); Glencoe (1); Goltry (2); Gotebo (7); Granite (1); Guthrie (10). Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "H" Towns (31) [159523]4468 - Oklahoma Tokens "H" Towns (31) [159523]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
31 Oklahoma tokens. Hartshorne (3); Haworth (5); Heavener (1); Hennessey (3); Henrietta (1); Hitchcock (1); Hominy (12); Hooker (2); Hopeton (1); Hugo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "J & K" Towns (39) [159524]4469 - Oklahoma Tokens "J & K" Towns (39) [159524]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
39 Oklahoma tokens. Jefferson (1); Jennings (1); Jet (10); Kaw City (1); Kiel (19); Kingfisher (4); Konawa (1); Krebs (2). Date: Country: State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "L" Towns (27) [159525]4470 - Oklahoma Tokens "L" Towns (27) [159525]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
27 Oklahoma tokens. Lamont (4); Laverne (2); Lawton (5); Leedey (4); Lenapah (2); Lindsay (1); Lone Wolf (4); Longdale (4); Lugert (1). Date: Count
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "M" Towns (55) [159526]4471 - Oklahoma Tokens "M" Towns (55) [159526]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
55 tokens. Mark (7); Marlow (4); McAlester (3); McLoud (4); Medford (14); Moore (6); Mooreland (7); Morris (1); Mountain View (9). Date: Country:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "N" Towns (9) [159532]4472 - Oklahoma Tokens "N" Towns (9) [159532]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine tokens from "N" towns. Nashville (5); Newkirk (2); Nowata (1); Numa (1). Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City: Provenanc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "O" Towns (44) [159533]4473 - Oklahoma Tokens "O" Towns (44) [159533]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
44 Oklahoma tokens: Okeene (10); Oklahoma City (13); Okmulgee (6); Oologah (2); Orlando (13). Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "P" Towns (55) [159534]4474 - Oklahoma Tokens "P" Towns (55) [159534]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
55 Oklahoma tokens. Pawhuska (4); Pawnee (4); Peckham (2); Perry (11); Piedmont (3); Pittsburg (1); Pocasset (8); Ponca City (15); Pryor Creek (1); Pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "R" Towns (10) [159535]4475 - Oklahoma Tokens "R" Towns (10) [159535]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten tokens from Oklahoma: Ralston (5); Renfrow (2); Roosevelt (1); Russett (1). Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City: Provenance: Gary B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "S" Towns (59) [159536]4476 - Oklahoma Tokens "S" Towns (59) [159536]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 59 tokens from Oklahoma: Sapulpa (10); Saratoga (2); Sayre (3); Shattuck (3); Shawnee (12); Snyder (6); Spiro (6); Stillwater (5); Stratford (6
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t***6 for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "T" Towns (44) [159537]4477 - Oklahoma Tokens "T" Towns (44) [159537]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
44 Oklahoma tokens: Taloga (2); Texola (2); Texoma (1); Tipton (1); Tishomingo (1); Tonkawa (7); Tucker (1: G. C. Gamble, only token listed); Tulsa (2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "V" Towns (7) [159538]4478 - Oklahoma Tokens "V" Towns (7) [159538]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven Oklahoma tokens: Verden (1); Vinco (2); Vinita (4). Date: Country: State: Oklahoma City: Provenance: Gary Bracken Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "W" Towns (31) [159539]4479 - Oklahoma Tokens "W" Towns (31) [159539]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
31 Oklahoma tokens: Wagner (3); Wann (1); Waynoka (1); Waukomis (4); Weatherford (15); Weber (1); Wellston (1); Wetumka (3); Wilburton (2). Date: C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b**********l for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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Gold Tokens [159531]4480 - Gold Tokens [159531]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two gold tokens: 1) Obv.: Indian Head / 1852 / 13 stars; rev.: California / Gold; octagonal, 10 mm; 0.4 grams; tests 10K gold. 2) Obv.: Indian
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********l for (650.00 + 162.50) = 812.50
 
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Maverick & Misc. Token Collection [159965]4481 - Maverick & Misc. Token Collection [159965]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 Maverick tokens (some with partial attribution); and about 16 miscellaneous tokens: everything from Jumbo Shrimp Co. of Morgan City, LA to Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t***6 for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Token Group [159987]4482 - Token Group [159987]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miscellaneous bag of about 220 tokens. Tacoma Transit Co., Flosden Club, Vallejo; Timber Club, Hank's Exchange, CA; The Shamrock, Stockton, and ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*******e for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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Transportation Token Collection [161213]4483 - Transportation Token Collection [161213]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Box of transportation tokens. Liberty Transportation Company, Parsons, Kansas (400); Muskogee Electric Traction (about 200); Ithaca Railway Inc. (abou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Transportation Token Collection [161209]4484 - Transportation Token Collection [161209]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 110 transportation tokens from all over the country: Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illinois, Alaska, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Ke
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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