Western Americana Safari

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Western Americana Safari Auction

This four day sale features some of our best offerings to date in the following categories: Gold, Mining, Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms, Taxidermy, Railroad & Express, Tokens, Coins, Ingots, Medals, Bottles, Gaming, and General Americana.

Highlights include: the Don Young Collection of US Medals & Exonumia, arguably one of the largest collections ever offered; a major collection of identified gold nuggets and Comstock mineral specimens; a huge collection of mining artifacts, including candlesticks, carbide lamps, mining ephemera and stock certificates; silver ingots and large American silver medals; US & Mexican coins, gold tokens, and dies; nearly 100 taxidermy mounts centralized on the American West and Africa; a gaming section of rare chips and a pre-1910 roulette table; a token section with the final Montana Svoboda pieces as well a rare Bodie token and gold nugget tokens; historical autographs including George Armstrong Custer, Ben Holladay, Sharon-Mills-Ralston, and important Comstock and Western political figures; firearms and weaponry including nearly 50 firearms and a Constitutional Delegate's sword; Western cutlery (1850s-1880); antique bottles incl. Bodie & colored Nevada; a California Gold Rush section incl. an 1856 vigilance committee medal, a presentation belt buckle, and rare ephemera; fantastic Native Americana and Cowboy sections; and much more!

Please see the auction schedule below.

Auction Schedule

Day One (Friday, December 9th, 2016) (Lots 1000-1706)
Gold (Lots 1000-1053)
Ore/Mineral Specimens (Lots 1054-1074)
Mining Part I (Lots 1075-1706)
Mining Candlesticks (Lots 1075-1095)
Mining Hardhats (Lots 1096-1098)
Carbide Mining Lamps (Lots 1099-1254)
Safety Mining Lamps (Lots 1255-1275)
Teapot Mining Lamps (Lots 1276-1301)
Assay (Lots 1302-1328)
Mining Ephemera (State/City) (Lots 1329-1706)
Alaska thru Nevada

Day Two (Saturday, December 10th, 2016) (Lots 2000-2674)
Mining Part II (Lots 2000-2155)
State/City (New Jersey thru Foreign) (Lots 2000- 2103)
Gold Rush (Lots 2104-2134)
Mining Spoons (Lots 2135-2155)
Native Americana (Lots 2156-2334)
Baskets (Lots 2156-2184)
Beadwork (Lots 2185-2203)
Cradleboards (Lots 2204-2207)
Jewelry (Lots 2208-2251)
Moccasins (Lots 2252-2258)
Weapons & Points (Lots 2259-2279)
Pottery (Lots 2280-2301)
Rugs (Lots 2302-2317)
Art, Artifacts, & Ephemera (Lots 2318-2334)
Cowboy (Lots 2335-2404)
Franz Trevors (C.M. Russell) Paintings (Lots 2335-2338)
Saddles (Lots 2339-2349)
Spurs & Bits (Lots 2350-2377)
Clothing (Lots 2378-2390)
Ephemera (Lots 2391-2404)
Firearms, Weaponry, & Military (Lots 2405-2498)
Taxidermy (Lots 2499-2579)
Sorted Alphabetically
Railroad, Stage, & Steamship (Lots 2580-2635)
Sorted by State/City
Wells Fargo & Other Express (Lots 2636-2674)
Wells Fargo (Lots 2636-2659)
Railroad Express (Lots 2660-2666)
Other Express (Lots 2667-2674)

Day Three (Sunday, December 11th, 2016) (Lots 3000-3651)
Tokens (State/City) (Lots 3000-3139)
Numismatics (Lots 3140-3651)
Ingots (Lots 3140-3152)
Currency & Scrip (Lots 3153-3163)
Ephemera (Lots 3164-3185)
Coins & Coin Collectibles (Lots 3186-3262)
US & Other Coins (Lots 3186-3193)
Mexican Coins (Lots 3194-3255)
Coin Collectibles (Lots 3256-3262)
Cal Fractionals & Gaming Counters (Lots 3263-3280)
Hart’s Coins of the Golden West (Lots 3281-3295)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (Lots 3296-3342)
Don Young US Medal Collection (Lots 3343-3651)
Alphabetical by Association (ANA-TAMS)

Day Four (Monday, December 12th, 2016) (Lots 4000-4626)
Bottles, Saloon, & Brewing (Lots 4000-4071)
Bottles (Lots 4000-4056)
Saloon & Brewing (Lots 4057-4071)
Gaming (Lots 4072-4112)
General Americana (Lots 4113-4626)
Various (Lots 4113-4194)
Sorted by State / City (Alabama thru Foreign) (Lots 4195-4570)
Books (Lots 4571-4626)
Directories (Lots 4571-4587)
General (Lots 4588-4626)


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Nice Little Group of Mining Hard Goods1231 - Nice Little Group of Mining Hard Goods
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A blasting machine made by the US Army. A small brass safety lamp made by S.B.A.E. of Belgium. And an unusual brass carbide lamp with no manufacture...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Nine Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps1232 - Nine Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of nine superintendent style lamps, all with problems of some sort. A variety of manufacturers, from Justrite and Dewar to Acme. Please inspec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to v********o.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Pair of Unusual Aluminum Superintendent Style Lamps1233 - Pair of Unusual Aluminum Superintendent Style Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of unusual aluminum superintendent style lamps made in the style of Little Giant. No manufacturer's marks. State: City: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to g*****9 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Six Damaged Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps1234 - Six Damaged Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Various manufacturers. Damaged, but still a nice group and attractive to any collector. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to v******s for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Six Miscellaneous Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps1235 - Six Miscellaneous Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Varied group and conditions. All well used underground! Please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42445
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Three Different Foreign Carbide Lamps1236 - Three Different Foreign Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 different sizes of lamps of foreign manufacture. Various sizes from 4 to 7 inches. All with timber hangers. Please inspect. Nice group. Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****r for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Three Different Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps1237 - Three Different Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes: Justrite, Dewar, and Big Boy. All brass. Various conditions. Please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 423
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Three Different Superintendent-Style Carbide Lamps1238 - Three Different Superintendent-Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three superintendent style lamps of different manufactured form. No manufacturers' names present on any. Nice group. Please inspect. S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (45.00 + 9.00) = 54.00
 
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Three Large Carbide Lamps (Probably Foreign)1239 - Three Large Carbide Lamps (Probably Foreign)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Probable foreign construction, 7 to 8 inches tall each. The more modern looking piece is labeled Model Deposit. Unknown manufacturers. State
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Three Large Carbide Lamps and Three Replacement Bases1240 - Three Large Carbide Lamps and Three Replacement Bases
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three large carbide lamps of probable foreign construction and three replaceable bases. Varying condition, no manufacturers marks. Please inspect. Ave
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Three Large Carbide Refill Tins1241 - Three Large Carbide Refill Tins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9.5" tall x 4.5 x 6.25". Nice display group. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42458
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to k**********y for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Three Large Handheld Lamps1242 - Three Large Handheld Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Two appear to be battery, the third an early carbide lamp. These were obviously used for general outdoor use including possibly railroad and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******n for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Three Unmarked Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps1243 - Three Unmarked Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice variety. All used. Please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42323
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Three Unmarked Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps1244 - Three Unmarked Superintendent Style Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All unmarked. Variable condition, please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42378
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r**********6 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Three Unusual Underground Lighting Devices1245 - Three Unusual Underground Lighting Devices
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One is a Betty lamp in very fine condition. The other two are unusual lamps. Please see photograph. State: City: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Three Very Large Foreign Carbide Lamps1246 - Three Very Large Foreign Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three very large carbide lamps of foreign manufacture, probably western European. The smallest lamp is 6 inches high. The medium lamp is 7 inches high
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Two Nearly Pristine Handheld Carbide Lamps1247 - Two Nearly Pristine Handheld Carbide Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two nearly pristine, medium sized, hand-held, nickel-plated carbide lamps. These two lamps have no manufacturer's mark. They were probably made ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to g*****9 for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Two Unusual Mine Devices1248 - Two Unusual Mine Devices
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These might be early carbide/acetylene torches. Entirely handmade, crude construction, two sizes (4 and 6 inches). Whatever the are we haven't s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Handheld Carbide Lamp with Front Mounted Lens1249 - Handheld Carbide Lamp with Front Mounted Lens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No manufacturer. Possible railroad light or signal light. Unusual. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42439
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v******s for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Rare "Patented" Small Size Carbide Lamp1250 - Rare "Patented" Small Size Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare nickel plated small size "patented" carbide lamp in very nice condition. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Three British Multicolored Lights for an Unknown Outdoor Use1251 - Three British Multicolored Lights for an Unknown Outdoor Use
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Some have attachment devices. Each has a problem of some kind, though this is a nice group with some extra parts. Also contains a small British heater
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to v******s for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Unusual Brass Carbide Lamp with the Tabletop Base1252 - Unusual Brass Carbide Lamp with the Tabletop Base
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No manufacturer shown. Early. Please see photo. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42429
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to g*****9 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Unusual Two Compartment Lamp with Tricolor Lenses1253 - Unusual Two Compartment Lamp with Tricolor Lenses
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Circa 1900. Patented July 11, 1899 on the base. Probably a buggy light. Please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to v******s for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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The Rusty Underground Miner Collection1254 - The Rusty Underground Miner Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 20 rusty underground mining artifacts, all lighting devices of some sort. Includes Wolf lamps, standard carbides, teapot and other treat
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Three Different American Safety Company Safety Lamps1255 - Three Different American Safety Company Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scranton, Pennsylvania. These early safety lamps will make a fine addition to any mining collection. State: City: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Eccles Safety Lamp1256 - Eccles Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass safety lamp with the large circular brass plate. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42420
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********r.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Eccles Safety Lamp1257 - Eccles Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass and nickel. Early. 9 inches tall. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42448
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********r.. for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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Early Safety Lamp by Eccles1258 - Early Safety Lamp by Eccles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 1/2 inches tall. Please inspect State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42444
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Early Brass Dinkelspiel Safety Lamp1259 - Early Brass Dinkelspiel Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Appears intact, 10 inches tall. Please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42443
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********r.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Hockley Safety Mining Lamp1260 - Hockley Safety Mining Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
With oval brass tag. 9 inches tall. Rusty top. Glass contact. Scarce! State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42447
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Three Smaller Koehler Safety Lamps1261 - Three Smaller Koehler Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three smaller safety lamps. 8.75 inches tall. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42453
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*******d for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Early WIC Style Safety Lamp1262 - Early WIC Style Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early WIC style brass safety lamp, 9 inches tall, no manufacturer's mark. Broken glass, please inspect. State: City: Dat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to v******s for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Three Wolf Safety Lights with Glass Inserts1263 - Three Wolf Safety Lights with Glass Inserts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All three are different, and all three have the circular brass tag on the base portion. Please inspect. State: City: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*****9 for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Wolf Safety Lamp1264 - Wolf Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No glass, possible parts missing. Please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42416
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Wolf Safety Lamp (complete)1265 - Wolf Safety Lamp (complete)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven inches tall. Glass intact. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42431
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to u********y.. for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Eight Common Safety Lamps1266 - Eight Common Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes Koehler and other makers. All are 10.5. inches tall. Please inspect, a nice group. State: City: Date: FHWAC#:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to u*********n for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Fancy Nickel Plated Safety Lamp1267 - Fancy Nickel Plated Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fancy construction. 10 inches tall, glass intact with no manufacturer's mark. This is the only one of this style in the collection. Sta...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****9 for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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Four Mining Safety Lamps1268 - Four Mining Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Koehler and others, tall variety. Please inspect. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42454
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Large Early Brass Safety Lamp1269 - Large Early Brass Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Aluminum tag "approved under lighting schedule." No manufacturer's mark. 11 inches tall. Please inspect. State: City:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Six Miscellaneous Safety Lamps1270 - Six Miscellaneous Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Some with mine equipment tags, though none are labeled with the mine name. Various condition. Please inspect. State: City: Dat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to g*****9 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Six Nearly Identical Safety Lamps1271 - Six Nearly Identical Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 inches tall. A nice group. c.1910-1920 State: City: Date: c.1910-1920 FHWAC#: 42450
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to u*********n for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Three Early Brass Safety Lamps1272 - Three Early Brass Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All slightly different. Please inspect. One is marked Davis along a brass edge. Another is unmarked, and the third is a Koehler. State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Three Mining Safety Lamps1273 - Three Mining Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Each 10 1/2 inches tall. Common varieties. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42452
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Three Early Brass Safety Lamps1274 - Three Early Brass Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Older brass safety lamps with glass inserts of all similar style. No manufacturer's marks. State: City: Date: FH...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****9 for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Two Choice Modern Style Safety Lamps1275 - Two Choice Modern Style Safety Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two choice condition, modern style brass safety lamps. Thomas & Williams and Glenwood. State: City: Date: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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Geo. Anton Teapot Mining Lamp1276 - Geo. Anton Teapot Mining Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One small teapot mining lamp. Geo. Anton, Monongahela City, Pennsylvania. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42518
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to g*****9 for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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J. Anton & Son Teapot Mining Lamp1277 - J. Anton & Son Teapot Mining Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One odd shaped small teapot lamp. J. Anton and Son. Eagle. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42519
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to g*****9 for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Chirry Mining Teapot Lamp1278 - Chirry Mining Teapot Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small teapot lamp. Possibly includes the words "C. Harris." State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42508
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*****r for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Three Crown Teapot Mining Lamps1279 - Three Crown Teapot Mining Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three teapot lamps, all small size, and all different, made by Crown, as marked on the bottom of each. Includes a handheld teapot of unusual shape.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a**********0 for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Two Teapot Lamps from Dunlap, Pittsburgh1280 - Two Teapot Lamps from Dunlap, Pittsburgh
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different sizes, 2.5 inches and 3 inches. Nickel plating still evident on one. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 42506
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to g*****9 for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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