Spring Americana Auction -- May 2019

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2019 Sale!

This sale spans 5 days with 4,000 lots in nearly 20 collecting categories.

HIGHLIGHTS

*KEN PRAG STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION: This sale continues our sale of the Ken Prag American Stock Certificate Collection that we started offering back in 2014. This sale includes more great Western mining and railroad rarities including Alaska, Colorado, Nevada Territory, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Montana; early automobile and aviation; and non-mining or railroad pieces (such as hotels, banks, clubs, etc).

*COLORADO TERRITORY COLLECTION: We have received what we believe to be the finest Colorado Territory stock certificate collection in existence. Over 40 pieces are from the 1860s period! This private collection nicely compliments the Ken Prag Collection and also contains fabulous Colorado railroad rarities. For many of these pieces, we could find no record of them ever being offered at auction!

*ANTIQUE MARBLES: Nearly 200 lots with single rarities and larger groups of turn-of-the-century or before marbles, including figural sulphides, hand-painted clay marbles, colorful swirls, and more!

*NUMISMATICS: US & foreign gold coins & ephemera including a fabulous 19th-century silver coin belt plus two gigantic bullion scales from the Philadelphia Mint.

*TOKENS: Continuing the fabulous offering in our March token auction, this section features US & foreign brothel tokens.

*SPORTS: Three different baseball collections including rare autographs, cards, and other sports ephemera.

*POSTCARDS: Tens of thousands of postcards are featured in this auction from two key collections: the Native American Postcard Collection and the Salvatore Falcone Postcard Collection. Many real photo rarities plus larger groups, c.1906-1960s.

*GENERAL AMERICANA: Rare books, firefighting ephemera, World Fair & expositions, a Hawaii Collection (Ken Prag), rare Nevada ephemera from a prominent collection, and much more!

*WELLS FARGO & POSTAL HISTORY: Rare exchanges and checks, enameled signs, plus a fabulous Nevada Wells Fargo cover collection including great full cover advertising rarities such as Ophir and Star City!

MINING: Ephemera (maps, photos, books) and rare mining stocks from the Ken Prag Collection and the Colorado Territory Collection, plus a Minerals & Ore section that features an old high-grade collection out of the Tonopah area. Also a very rare original Virginia City Assayer's sign.

NATIVE AMERICANA & COWBOY: In addition to the fabulous Native American postcards, this section also has jewelry, baskets, and other collectibles.

BARGAINS & DEALER SPECIALS: Our entire 5th day is dedicated to this category of both large groupings ideal for resale or lower priced entry-level collectibles, spanning nearly ever collecting category in the rest of our sale.


Full Auction Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1839)
General Americana (1000-1467)
Assorted (Books, Fire, Postal History, Expo.) (1000-1083)
Geographical Sort (1084-1467)
Numismatics (1468-1574)
Books & Checks (1468-1481)
Coins (1482-1553)
Currency, Ingots, Medals, Scales (1554-1574)
Mining Part I (1575-1839)
Mining Artifacts & Books (1575-1604)
Stocks & Ephemera: ALASKA-CALIFORNIA (1605-1839)

Day 2, Friday, May 17th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2838)
Mining Part II (2000-2838)
Stocks & Ephemera: COLORADO-WYOMING

Day 3, Saturday, May 18th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3784)
Transportation (3000-3543)
Airplane (3000-3146)
Automobile (3147-3198)
Steamer & Railroad (3199-3543)
Wells Fargo & Express (3544-3591)
Tokens (3592-3784)
US & Foreign Brothel (3592-3729)
Geographical Sort (3730-3784)

Day 4, Sunday, May 19th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4774)
Sports Collectibles (4000-4227)
Jewelry (4228-4236)
Furniture (4237-4244)
Art (4245-4299)
Native Americana (4300-4408)
Textiles (4409-4456)
Marbles (4457-4565)
Bottles (4566-4594)
Cowboy (4595-4627)
Firearms & Weaponry (4628-4652)
Entertainment (4653-4666)
Gaming (4667-4676)
Military (4678-4687)
Minerals (4688-4774)


Day 5, Monday, May 20th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5899)
Bargains & Dealer Specials (5000-5899)
General Americana feat. Postcards & Ephemera (5000-5451)
Mining (5452-5657)
Railroad (5658-5765)
Airplane & Automobile (5766-5827)
Tokens (5828-5868)
Numismatics (5869-5899)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced 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...
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Municipal Railway Badge  (102813)3750 - Municipal Railway Badge (102813)
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SF Municipal Railway Badge #404 to be worn on button. 63mm 45mm Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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N S G W Medal  (102829)3751 - N S G W Medal (102829)
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California Parlor No. 1 Golden Bear Mining Medal. Choice piece from N S G W Society. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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National Association of Letter Carriers  (102821)3752 - National Association of Letter Carriers (102821)
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Hanger type of ID Badge for National Association of Letter Carriers 19th Convention. Top pinback piece is toped by Bear. Lower part is fashioned afte
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***6 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Passanger Vehicle Driver Badge  (102833)3753 - Passanger Vehicle Driver Badge (102833)
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Passanger Vehicle Driver Badge # 47125, Series E. Clip on style. 50mm X 42mm. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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PPIE  (102803)3754 - PPIE (102803)
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Panama Pacific International Exposition token for Louisiana Exposition fund. HK406. Date: 1915 City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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PPIE Pictorial Token. HK400  (102809)3755 - PPIE Pictorial Token. HK400 (102809)
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38mm Louisiana Building pictorial, For Louisiana Exposition Fund. Pictorial on both sides. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Slot Machine Tokens.  (85459)3756 - Slot Machine Tokens. (85459)
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Eleven pieces. Silver Cup (3), Chas Fey & Son (6), Caille & Schiemer, Bentham Slot Machines. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to a**********5 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Step up and have a drink  (85456)3757 - Step up and have a drink (85456)
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Twenty pieces from various San Francisco Bar's. Step up and have a drink. About fifteen are listed. All have "BAR" on face. Date: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to A****k for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Sutro Baths and Other Tokens  (101694)3758 - Sutro Baths and Other Tokens (101694)
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Lot of four: 1) Sutro Baths; 2) The Leader / Dance Hall / 626 / Pacific St. S. F. // 50; 3) Kentucky / 25c / In Trade; 4) The Cannery / Good For One
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Thirteen Good For Tokens  (102842)3759 - Thirteen Good For Tokens (102842)
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Ten of these are listed. Grand Hotel, Becker Bros., Max Moeller are not, Central Mission Lunch, Havana Cigars, John Aren, SOI, Turino Bakery, Heilige
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Thirty Good For Tokens  (85443)3760 - Thirty Good For Tokens (85443)
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Mostly Cafe's, mostly listed. The Globe, J E DeBons, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Emil's Place, A D Renfro, Kentucky, Pioneer House, just to name a f...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to A****k for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Thirty Plus Mavericks  (85441)3761 - Thirty Plus Mavericks (85441)
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Over thirty San Francisco mavericks. Gotta be something of value to you here, have fun looking. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: Californ
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to A****k for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Three dozen Saloon's  (85442)3762 - Three dozen Saloon's (85442)
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Assortment of drink tokens from Saloons. The Coronado, The Oberon, Hotel Mission Bar, Carroll, The Barrel House, Brett & Dollmann, just to name ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to A****k for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Treasure Island ID Badge  (102810)3763 - Treasure Island ID Badge (102810)
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Safety & Fiscal Dept. Fork Lift Operator ID Badge for # 129 Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Want to play cards? Here is where.  (85458)3764 - Want to play cards? Here is where. (85458)
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Eleven Card Parlors. Community Club, Club Teutonia (3), Pat & Marge Shea, Barrell House, Irvine Club, Cotillion (2), Walkers Grill, Moose Hall &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 120.00
Sold to H*****r for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Frontier Village Tokens and Advertising Dollars  (101655)3765 - Frontier Village Tokens and Advertising Dollars (101655)
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The famous Old Western amusement park Frontier Village lasted from 1961 until 1980, when the growth of Silicon Valley pressured its demise. Two Fronti
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p******y for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Bohemian Club Good For Advertising Mirror  (101181)3766 - Bohemian Club Good For Advertising Mirror (101181)
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Good for 10c In Trade / Bohemian Club, A. Chiorini, Prop. / Stockton, Cal. 56 mm. Date: City/County: Stockton State: California
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Lot withdrawn3767 - Lot withdrawn
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Lot withdrawn. This has long been presented as a Tahoe token by other auction houses and tokencatalog.com. However, more recent research indicates tha
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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St. Louis Saloon  (102831)3768 - St. Louis Saloon (102831)
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Very scarce Truckee saloon piece. St. Louis Saloon, Truckee, Cal. // GF 5c Drink Date: c1890's City/County: Truckee State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********x.. for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Advertising Mirrors  (101179)3769 - Advertising Mirrors (101179)
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Lot of three: Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, San Francisco; Pacific Coast Agency, San Francisco; California State Life Insurance Co., Sacr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to 6******n for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Butte County Token Collection  (101689)3770 - Butte County Token Collection (101689)
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Lot of 22 tokens: 10 Oroville, 5 Grdiley, 5 Chico, 1 Yuba City, 1 Paradise. . Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to A****k for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Cotton States Medal  (102804)3771 - Cotton States Medal (102804)
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Official Souvenir Medal of Henry W. Grady from International Exposition. HK268 Date: 1865 City/County: Atlanta State: Georgia
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n**********x for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Columbian Exposition  (102811)3772 - Columbian Exposition (102811)
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Obverse pictorial of man, reverse pictorial of administration building. 35mm. HK 176 Date: 1803 City/County: Chicago State: Illinois
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Good For Advertising Mirror  (101180)3773 - Good For Advertising Mirror (101180)
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Meet your friends at /Carl Erikson's Aurora, Minn. / Good For 10c In Trade. 56 mm. Date: City/County: Aurora State: Minnesota
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*****h for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Corner Saloon  (102836)3774 - Corner Saloon (102836)
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Rare C. Digino Corner Saloon GF 12 1/2 c IT octagon token Date: City/County: Dayton State: Nevada
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a********x.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Tokes Good For One Drink  (102768)3775 - Tokes Good For One Drink (102768)
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Good for Free Drink at Reno Horseshoe Club. Approx. 100 free drink tokes. Date: City/County: Reno State: Nevada
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Payteller Token  (Rhyolite, Nevada)  (23633)3776 - Payteller Token (Rhyolite, Nevada) (23633)
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Pictorial of Miner // The Payteller / 12 1/2c / Rhyolite, Nev. AL. NCS genuine. (Bearded miner with pick, shovel & lunch bucket; mountain. &...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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L.A. Brown and Co. Advertising Mirror  (101182)3777 - L.A. Brown and Co. Advertising Mirror (101182)
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Compliments of L.A. Brown and Co. / Odd Fellows Ave. / Concord N.H. 56 mm. Date: City/County: Concord State: New Hampshire
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Belcher Lodge No. 180 F. & A. M.  (102817)3778 - Belcher Lodge No. 180 F. & A. M. (102817)
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Choice condition and cased Masonic lodge token from Willian C. Hamilton lodge of Philadelphia. Date: 1907 City/County: Atlantic City State: New
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Bi-Centenial Medal  (102806)3779 - Bi-Centenial Medal (102806)
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38 mm brass medal of the founding of the city of Albany. Date: July 22,1886 City/County: Albany State: New York
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********n for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Liberty Bell Medal  (102807)3780 - Liberty Bell Medal (102807)
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38 mm medal of the one hundred year celebration of the Liberty Bell. Pictorial of Independence Hall Date: 1776-1876 City/County: Philadelphia Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to n**********x for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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U S Cruiser Raleigh  (102850)3781 - U S Cruiser Raleigh (102850)
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Souvenir medal welcoming the Cruiser and unveiling of Grant Statue. Date: 1899 City/County: Philidelphia State: Pennsylvania
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to C*******3 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Roosevelt Political Medal  (102839)3782 - Roosevelt Political Medal (102839)
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Roosevelt 1904 Fairbanks Washington hanger medal Date: City/County: Fairbanks State: Washington
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***6 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Bryan & Kern Political Fob  (102832)3783 - Bryan & Kern Political Fob (102832)
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Bryan & Kern, 1908, Washington. Popular Fob at the time. Date: 1908 City/County: State: Washington
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*****4 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Industrial Convention Medal  (102812)3784 - Industrial Convention Medal (102812)
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Pin back hanger souvenir medal. 55mm X35mm. Date: Oct. 2-3, 1902 City/County: Sheridan State: Wyoming
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to f********c.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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