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The Fabulous Occidental Hotel, Bodie, Cal. Cobalt Seltzer Bottle

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Saloon/Brothel Start Price:7,500.00 USD Estimated At:15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD
The Fabulous Occidental Hotel, Bodie, Cal. Cobalt Seltzer Bottle
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13,250.00USDto j******s+ (2,583.75) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Dec 10 @ 13:31UTC-8 : PST
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Extraordinarily rare. This will be the crown jewel of your bottle collection! One of only two known. This particular bottle comes from Fred Holabird's personal collection. Gilt lettering: "Occidental/ Hotel/ Bodie/ Cal." Height: 13". Excellent condition.



The Occidental Hotel, the finest in Bodie, was built in 1879 and owned by J.C. Kemp and J.L. Coleman. It expanded from 28 rooms and a large parlor to 48 rooms, a dining room, and a saloon in 1880. The weekly rate was $9 which included 2 meals a day. Kemp used the upstairs as a high-end photography studio. [Ref: Geissinger, pg. 42, 2009]

Date: c.1880
City: Bodie
State: California
ID: 22712