Western Americana Signature Sale (May 2021 Auction)

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2021 Auction, the "Western Americana Signature Sale!"

We were wonderfully astounded to have about 7500 registered bidders in the last sale, which had about $1 million in collectibles of all sorts. We set a new company record with over 715 separate buyers. Now, we have the chance to do it again, with another amazing offering of fresh material from dozens of collections from across America!

This sale has many, many highlights, including:

*Gold nuggets and high grade gold specimens- from two major collections, some of the best high grade gold specimens we’ve had in years from the William Mayrsohn Collection, a long time mining executive.

*Mining artifacts, historical items- we’ve got the whole gamut of material, inclusive of some of the best and rarest of their kinds

*Rare books and references- Fremont to a detailed, multi-volume set of Oxford dictionary

*Custom made copper cannon from Michigan’s Copper Range

*Numismatics- medals, tokens galore from major collections, including Ron Lerch.

*Rare Ingots- Silver c1874 ingot from Bristol, NV; ingots from the Mayrsohn Collection

*Ken Prag Collections:
          --Autograph collection: eleven different Thomas Edison stocks; signers of the Declaration; famous financial figures (JP Morgan, Jay Gould, Rockefeller); Houdini, and more.
           --American Express Collection: a once-in-a-lifetime offering of numerous pieces spanning the history of the company, and including what we believe is the earliest American Express Stock ever offered at auction! 
          --Early American stocks- American turnpikes, plank roads and banks, including a great collection of Robert Morris material
          --Republic of Texas document collections

*Historical breast badges and ribbons

*Historical photographs: Deadwood, Dodge City, Leadville, Eastern Nevada and more

*Fire Dept Bell from Silver City, Nevada

*Gaming collectibles

*Native Americana- wonderful historical material- much from the historic Miles family of Ely- including important historical photos of White River petroglyphs, c1920; the research library of the Ely Cosmological Society c1920, much inscribed by key Pittman. Great selection of turquoise jewelry. The overall variety and quality is astounding, and you won’t want to miss it.

Previews welcome, by appointment. Questions welcome over the phone or via email.

And don't forget, your collection could be here! We want quality collections!

--The Holabird Team

Auction Schedule

Day 1, May 13th, 2021 (Lots 1000-1640)
    Art (1000-1178)
    Stocks & Bonds (1179-1640)
         Autographs (feat. Morris Collection, Edison Collection, Gould Collection, Rockefeller, Houdini, American Express Collection) (1179-1325)
         Non-Mining (Banking, Transportation, Bridges & Turnpikes, & Misc.) (1326-1554)            
         Mining (1555-1640)

Day 2, May 14th, 2021 (Lots 2000-2579)
    Mining (2000-2305)
         Minerals, Ore Specimens, & Fossils (2000-2083)
         Ephemera (2084-2266)
         Artifacts & Equipment (2267-2305)
    Railroadiana & Transportation (2306-2374)
    Philatelic (2375-2579)
         Covers & Postal History (2375-2414)
         Postcards (2415-2528)
         Stamps (2529-2579)

Day 3, May 15th, 2021 (Lots 3000-3602)
    Firearms, Military, & Political (3000-3134)
    Cowboy & Western (3135-3156)
    Jewelry (3157-3221)
    Badges (3222-3258)
    Numismatics (3259-3498)
         Ingots (3259-3272)
         Coins (3273-3396)
         Medals & So-Called Dollars (3397-3481)
         Misc. (3482-2498)
    Tokens (3499-3602)

Day 4, May 16th, 2021 (Lots 4000-4598)
    Native Americana (4000-4088)
    General Americana (4089-4598)

Day 5, May 17th, 2021 (Lots 5000-5630)
    General Foreign (5000-5053)
    Bottles (5054-5146)
    Sports (5147-5181)
    Bargains & Dealer Specials (5182-5630)
         General Americana (5182-5327)
         Philatelic (5328-5353)
         Stocks & Bonds (5354-5411)
         Numismatics (5412-5570)
         Tokens (5571-5630)
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Aztor mine, Los Cerrillos los district, New Mexico group.   [132776]2200 - Aztor mine, Los Cerrillos los district, New Mexico group. [132776]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of three documents and one small ore specimen for the Aztec and other mines in the Los Cerrillos mining district Santa Fe County New Mexico. The
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********o.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Engineering & Mining Journal  [131662]2201 - Engineering & Mining Journal [131662]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published weekly out of New York, volume 78 July-December, 1904, bound into 26 issues totaling 1,056 pages, with index. Is hard bound and measures 1...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Barron Mine Map  [132404]2202 - Barron Mine Map [132404]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drawn by noted Surveyor Edw. C. Uren, M.E. – Color map covers entire property, including all structures, a longitudinal section of the mine &a...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to u********y.. for (60.00 + 13.20) = 73.20
 
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Oregon Dredging Photo Collection  [134023]2203 - Oregon Dredging Photo Collection [134023]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four groups of real photos of the gold dredge at Gold Hill, Oregon, Aug. 1940. Photos start with construction of the dredge. 14 (3.5 x 5.5"), 1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Coal Hill Mining Letterheads and Pictures  [129894]2204 - Coal Hill Mining Letterheads and Pictures [129894]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20 plus. All in plastic covers and excellent condition. Correspondence of thanks for increas in shipment, phots sent out, reasons the mone wa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A******S for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Pennsylvania Geologic Folios (17)  [110370]2205 - Pennsylvania Geologic Folios (17) [110370]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 17 of the 27 issued folios for Pennsylvania, including edge folios. Dates from c1902-c1930. Includes:Accident 1908; Amity 1907; Barnesboto 1
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania USGS Geologic Folios (13)  [112313]2206 - Pennsylvania USGS Geologic Folios (13) [112313]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Accident 1908; Barnesboro 1913; Elders 1905; Elkland 1903; Foxburg 1911; Gaines 1903; Indiana 1904; Johnstown 1910; Latrobe 1904; Mercersburg 1909; Ru
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Three Coal Mining Photographs  [134018]2207 - Three Coal Mining Photographs [134018]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) Rock Springs Coal Mine No. 1, taken by JE Stimson, Cheyenne, Wyo., 1440. 8 x 10" photo on 9 x 11" cardboard. Deep c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Three Pennsylvania Coal Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134006]2208 - Three Pennsylvania Coal Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons [134006]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different marked sterling. 1) Fabulous Scranton spoon with engraved bowl and mining train scene running up the entire handle. WH Mortimer eng
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Two Pennsylvania Coal Mining Silver Spoons  [134007]2209 - Two Pennsylvania Coal Mining Silver Spoons [134007]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different marked Sterling. 1) Choice spoon for Carbondale, with engraved bowl and "Farview" engraved on handle. Reverse is engrav...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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South Dakota USGS Folios (10)  [112300]2210 - South Dakota USGS Folios (10) [112300]
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Aberdeen 1909; Alexandria 1903; Desmet 1904; Edgemont 1904; Huron 1904; Mitchell 1903 plus dupe; Orlichs 1902; Olivette 1903; Parker 1904; Date: Co
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 525.00
 
 
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Tennessee USGS Geologic Folios (8)  [112310]2211 - Tennessee USGS Geologic Folios (8) [112310]
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Louden 1896; McMinnville 1895 and a dupe; Pikeville 1895; Cleveland 1895; Columbia 1903; Greenville 1905 (no cover); Wartburg 1897 Date: Country (i
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Utah and Nevada Assay Office Goods and Samples  89305  [135540]2212 - Utah and Nevada Assay Office Goods and Samples 89305 [135540]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 20 envelopes of assay samples from UT and Nv, small mercury jug, 2 crucibles and more Date: Country (if not USA): State: Utah City: Pro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********O for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (12)  [112311]2213 - Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (12) [112311]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bristol 1899; Franklin 1896; Fredricksburg 1894; Huntington 1900; Monterey 1899; Nomini 1896; Paw Paw 1912; Piedmont 1896; Pocahontas 1896; St Marys 1
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Start Price : 210.00 | Estimate : 420.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Virginia- West Virginia  USGS Geologic Folios (10)  [112312]2214 - Virginia- West Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (10) [112312]
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Buckhannon 1896; Charleston 1901; Franklin 1896; Huntington 1900; Kenova 1912; Monterey 1899; Pocahontas 1896; Raleigh 1902; Staunton 1894; Tazewell 1
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Welcome Nugget TC William Tobacco Label  [134016]2215 - Welcome Nugget TC William Tobacco Label [134016]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
TC Williams Co., Manufacturers, Virginia. Miner holding up nugget and exclaiming "Jack! Look at this!" On the boulder is printed: "As...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to J****2 for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Cannon Gold Mine Collection  [132143]2216 - Cannon Gold Mine Collection [132143]
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Mementos from the Cannon Underground Gold Mine of Asamera Minerals, Wenatchee, Washington. A framed and matted 22 x 18 inch photograph from the 800-X
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*******R for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Washington State Geology and Mining Resources book collection  [116851]2217 - Washington State Geology and Mining Resources book collection [116851]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of Geologic and Mining Resources books, periodicals, and maps for the state of Washington early 1900's. Please see the phot...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to J****2 for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Glenn White W. Virginia Mine Archive  [129893]2218 - Glenn White W. Virginia Mine Archive [129893]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Report of the Board of Directors for stockholder 1924. Photo album ( fragile) Officer, Directors, Operating officials f the E.E.White Coa
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Assorted Coal Mining Collectibles  [134011]2219 - Assorted Coal Mining Collectibles [134011]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) Miniature (1.25" long) miners' boots made out of compressed anthracite coal. 2) I Like Koppers Coke button. 2" diameter, ...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Miscellaneous Mining Collectibles  [134026]2220 - Miscellaneous Mining Collectibles [134026]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. 1) Unmarked oil wick lamp. Rusting and some holes. 2) Tin for TC Willams Co.'s Welcome Nugget tobacco. 3 x 2" 3) Empty canister f...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Color Lithograph Mining Posters (3)   [132478]2221 - Color Lithograph Mining Posters (3) [132478]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot consists of two different pieces. The first is a 2 part poster, the panels are 26" x 40", showing 5 miners with hard hats and ca...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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European Mining Badges  [134000]2222 - European Mining Badges [134000]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. 1) Three different from Poland. "Banyasz Szolgalati Erdemerem" Approx. 1.5" diameter. Cross-crossed mining picks. 2) Three ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6*******d for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Mining Related Buttons & Badges  [134012]2223 - Mining Related Buttons & Badges [134012]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. 1) Badge for the United Mine Workers of America, no hanger. Whitehead & Hoag Co. Approx. 2 x 2" 2) Employee badge for t...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to m******0 for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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United Mine Workers of America Watch Fobs  [134010]2224 - United Mine Workers of America Watch Fobs [134010]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) "U.M.W. of A. / April 1st / 1898 / Eight Hours." The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. With leather strap. App...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m******0 for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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Western Federation of Miners Fob  [129300]2225 - Western Federation of Miners Fob [129300]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Triangular brass fob, 42 x 35 mm. Founded in 1893, the organization was active in mining strikes throughout the Western United States and British Colu
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******0 for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Four Different Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134008]2226 - Four Different Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons [134008]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. 1) Thermopolis, Wyoming, "The Start of a Mine", dies struck bowl showing miner and wince. 5.5" long. Handle has i...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Four Mining Related Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134009]2227 - Four Mining Related Souvenir Silver Spoons [134009]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. 1) Pittsburg, Kansas, spoon with figural miner handle. 5.5" long. 2) The Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama. Die struck bo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6****A for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Four Different Oil Drilling Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134003]2228 - Four Different Oil Drilling Souvenir Silver Spoons [134003]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. Measure 5 to 5.5" in length. All marked sterling. All with engraved bowls showing oil wells. Includes: Gas Well, Idla, Kans...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Three Pictorial Oil Drilling Silver Spoons  [134002]2229 - Three Pictorial Oil Drilling Silver Spoons [134002]
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Lot of 3 different. All approx. 5" long. All marked Sterling. Includes: Oil Well at Independence, Kansas; Martin No. 1 at Robinson, Illinois; a...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********O for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Kennecott Copper and Asamera Oil Collectibles  [132876]2230 - Kennecott Copper and Asamera Oil Collectibles [132876]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes a dozen cigarette lighters with Kennecott name and the ankh logo: 8 Zippo, 3 Bentley, 1 Ronson (butane!); Two ashtrays turned from 3.5-inch d
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (4,700.00 + 1,175.00) = 5,875.00
 
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Mine Plant, A.I.M.E Rocky Mountain Fund Series   [132343]2231 - Mine Plant, A.I.M.E Rocky Mountain Fund Series [132343]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Benjamin Franklin Tillson – The contents are arranged into three main sections: Surface, shaft & Underground – Classic well-illustra
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mineral Resource Books (2)  [132417]2232 - Mineral Resource Books (2) [132417]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) U.S. Geological Survey by Charles D. Walcott- Director. Mineral Resources of the United States-1902. Washington Printing Office 1904. 2) U.S. Geolo
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mine Practices (Books)  [85863]2233 - Mine Practices (Books) [85863]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 15 hardcover books. Rocky Mountain Fund Series - A.I.M.E., Mine Plant (Illustrations, pp. 320); Handbook of Mining Details; I.C.S. Reference L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b***p for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Mines Register 1937  [121703]2234 - Mines Register 1937 [121703]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The 1937 Edition of Mines Register, Successor to The Mines Handbook. The book is 1,340 pages full of minerals and metals information for the entire Un
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******3 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Mining Engineer’s Handbook- Vol. 1, First Ed.  [132301]2235 - Mining Engineer’s Handbook- Vol. 1, First Ed. [132301]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mining Engineer’s Handbook – Robert Peele, Editor-in-Chief Published by John Wiley & Sons, N.Y. – Vol. 1, First Ed., 1918 (
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Youth Mining Fiction Library  [134028]2236 - Youth Mining Fiction Library [134028]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an interesting library of 27 hardcover titles, all youth fiction that is mining adventure themed. Most different. Titles include: Dave Porter
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Copper Handbook  [132418]2237 - Copper Handbook [132418]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) The Cooper Handbook Volume VI- Stevens- 1906. Front cover cracked. Condition used. Page count: 1116. 66 pages of advertising. Great resource mater
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a******l for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Copper Handbook Vol. VI  [132451]2238 - Copper Handbook Vol. VI [132451]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) The Cooper Handbook Volume VI- Stevens- 1906. Front cover in tact. Various spots of wear. Condition used. Page count: 1116. 66 pages of advertising
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (140.00 + 30.80) = 170.80
 
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Chemistry & Mining Books  [131964]2239 - Chemistry & Mining Books [131964]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of six hard bound books on the subjects of mining and chemistry. Titles include" the Handbook of Chemistry" by Lang, "Tran...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*******R for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Mining Handbooks (3)  [131886]2240 - Mining Handbooks (3) [131886]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) “Principles of Mining”, Valuation, Organization & Administration, by Herbert C. Hoover – Published by McGraw-Hill, N.Y.,
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Mining Lamps and Explosive Ads (7)  [131977]2241 - Mining Lamps and Explosive Ads (7) [131977]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of seven print ads from explosive powder companies and mining lamp manufacturers. Included is the Columbia Powder Company, Atlas Powder C
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (275.00 + 60.50) = 335.50
 
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Mining Manual (21st), International  [132341]2242 - Mining Manual (21st), International [132341]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published by the Western Mining Directory Co., Denver, Colorado, Embracing the Principal Operating Metal Mines, Mills, Smelting & Refining Plant...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to f*****E for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Oil Company Ephemera Collection  [131792]2243 - Oil Company Ephemera Collection [131792]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twenty-two pieces. 1) Large group of items. Fifteen annual reports for the Texon Oil & Land Company. 1941to 1945. Five each for Group 1, Group 2...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D****y for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Rare Mining Publication attached to World War II  [130137]2244 - Rare Mining Publication attached to World War II [130137]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
gFederal Aids for War Mineral Productionh by the War Production Board. This relates to an act that gave strategic metals production
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to J****2 for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Vintage B&W Photos of Western Mining Areas (8)  [49510]2245 - Vintage B&W Photos of Western Mining Areas (8) [49510]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight 8" x 10" black and white photos. Includes AZ, ID, UT and ND. Mostly older buildings and the Eby Stamp Mill. Date: Country (if n...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Two Mine Signs DANGER and CYANIDE  108247  [135530]2246 - Two Mine Signs DANGER and CYANIDE 108247 [135530]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two mine signs, smaller DANGER sign is 10x7-inches, and the larger CYANIDE sign is approximately 24x26-inches. See photo for lettering and condition d
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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History of the Explosives Industry in America, Rare Mining Reference Book  [129548]2247 - History of the Explosives Industry in America, Rare Mining Reference Book [129548]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
History of the Explosives Industry in America by Van Gelder and Schlatter, copyright 1927. Although, this is a later day reprint of this classic refer
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Allis-Chalmers  Stockholders Reports  [129896]2248 - Allis-Chalmers Stockholders Reports [129896]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16. From 1927-1950 filled with ad and information on the different mining and equipment manufacturedm contract w/ AFL-CIO. Nice “Bom
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Mining Pay Roll  Ledgers (3)  [132317]2249 - Mining Pay Roll Ledgers (3) [132317]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Mizpah Extension Co., of Tonopah – Statement showing Receipts & Disbursements for week, N.D. 2) Richmond Hill Mining¸ Milling &...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Englehard, Handy & Harman Silver Commemoratives  [132288]2250 - Englehard, Handy & Harman Silver Commemoratives [132288]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A set of three acrylic embedments: one unidentified with a 1.5-inch branch of dendritic silver, total dimensions of 1 x 2 x 0.25 inches; the second la
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Fool's Gold, Bronze Sculpture by Gary Prazen  [132437]2251 - Fool's Gold, Bronze Sculpture by Gary Prazen [132437]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original bronze sculpture by industrial sculptor Gary Prazen, Fool's Gold III depicts a grizzled prospector and his trusty burro beside a small ...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m*****p for (450.00 + 112.50) = 562.50
 
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Group of Mining Collectibles  [132884]2252 - Group of Mining Collectibles [132884]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Enameled steel CAGE BELL sign, 1.5 x 6 inches, unknown mine; wire silver encased in acrylic commemorative for N.Y. & Honduras Rosario Mining Co....
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Miners Jewelry Group  [132282]2253 - Miners Jewelry Group [132282]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an assemblage of various mining-related jewelry items. So, here we go: a keychain with a brass mallet fob; two tie tacks with the crossed mall
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Mining Collectibles, Buckles and Model Ingot  [132519]2254 - Mining Collectibles, Buckles and Model Ingot [132519]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass ingot modeled after a 14.583 troy ounce, 999.9 Fine Gold Ingot from RefineMet International Company. Actually weighs 11.07 troy ounces, approx 3
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*******o for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Mining Grab Bag - Something for Anyone  [133727]2255 - Mining Grab Bag - Something for Anyone [133727]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Look Sharp, have some fun -- we have a packet of common-issue mining stocks from Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, O.K. Silver M&M Co., Ely Consolidated ...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********n for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Mining Minutiae  [132141]2256 - Mining Minutiae [132141]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two small crucibles, 31 mm in diameter; tape measure from Kennecott Copper; equipment tag from La Luz mine; American Smelting and Refining Company key
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******0 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Silver in Three Varieties  [132140]2257 - Silver in Three Varieties [132140]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three glass tubes of silver: Silver Crystals, 4.5 oz. troy, from U.S. Metals Refining Co. Carteret, New Jersey; Hecla Mining pure silver, glass vial w
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Bucket of Tins, Dupont Meter, Minerals and More  [135333]2258 - Bucket of Tins, Dupont Meter, Minerals and More [135333]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wheeling Galvanized bucket with 3 carbide tins, Phillips 66 oil can, Dupont Galvanometer in leather case, white metal cannister, 7 mineral specimens,
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Estimate : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold to c********O for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN  []2259 - LOT WITHDRAWN []
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Assay Weight Set  [134051]2260 - Assay Weight Set [134051]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different brass weights. Includes 8oz (2.25" diameter), 4oz (1.75"), 2oz (1.25"), and 1oz (1"). No makers mark. Date: ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (85.00 + 18.70) = 103.70
 
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Couronne Balancing Gold Scale  [131218]2261 - Couronne Balancing Gold Scale [131218]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Couronne balancing scale. Choice condition with original label intact, instructions in French. Intricate box (circa 1830s?), with sliding weight hold
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*****n for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Uranium Scintillometer    [119718]2262 - Uranium Scintillometer [119718]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Geometrics 1977 Model GR-310 Portable Gamma Ray Spectrometer with Manual and transportation case. Foam on inside cover of case is deteriorating. Shoul
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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F.W. Braun Ore Crusher  [131708]2263 - F.W. Braun Ore Crusher [131708]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an ore crusher manufactured by F.W. Braun of Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is the Simplex model, patented on in April 1902. There are sev
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to A*****0 for (325.00 + 71.50) = 396.50
 
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Copper and Brass Ashtrays from Kennecott Days  [132881]2264 - Copper and Brass Ashtrays from Kennecott Days [132881]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
You like Copper? Here is nearly 40 pounds of copper and brass fashioned into three circular ashtrays that range in size from about 7.5 inches to 10.5
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Copper Dendrite Jewelry - 8 pcs  [131922]2265 - Copper Dendrite Jewelry - 8 pcs [131922]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Copper is refined in electrolytic tanks that use electricity to move copper ions from a thick copper anode (poured into a mold at the smelter), throug
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*******o for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Mine Lamp Jewelry - 6 pcs  [131924]2266 - Mine Lamp Jewelry - 6 pcs [131924]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six pieces of jewelry in the shape of underground miners lamps: three lapel pins with dangling, one-inch mine safety lamps, two branded by PWH Materia
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Patented Wireform Miner's Candlesticks - 3  [132874]2267 - Patented Wireform Miner's Candlesticks - 3 [132874]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three underground miner's candlesticks made by twisting thick iron wire around different shaped forms. This was a quick and easy way to make fun...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to A*****0 for (225.00 + 49.50) = 274.50
 
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Miner's Candlestick, Gun Stick Type  [132527]2268 - Miner's Candlestick, Gun Stick Type [132527]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miner's Candlestick, patented design, unusual for the loop being vertical instead of perpendicular to the candle, resembling a pistol. Dimension...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to j*******o for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Miner's Candlesticks - 3  [132539]2269 - Miner's Candlesticks - 3 [132539]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One relatively new and two old miner's candlesticks. Longest is the new, shiny steel version at around 13.5 x 1.5 x 3 inches. The others are 12...
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Estimate : 260.00 - 350.00
Sold to p********1 for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Varney Underground Miners Candlesticks - 4  [132875]2270 - Varney Underground Miners Candlesticks - 4 [132875]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four, nearly new, practically fresh-out-of-the-box underground miners' candlesticks made by Varney. In their essential book A Collector's Gu...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********t.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Three Miner's Candlesticks  [134015]2271 - Three Miner's Candlesticks [134015]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) Varney style, unmarked, 9.75". 2) Blacksmith "Ideal" style, unmarked, 8.5". 3) Unmarked, 9.75". Dat...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6****A for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Candle Mold, 6 Chamber  [132526]2272 - Candle Mold, 6 Chamber [132526]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mold for making 0.7-inch diameter wax candles, up to 10.5 inches long. Magnetic, appears to be made of galvanized steel. Overall dimensions are 7 x 3
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*****y for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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German Iron Oil Lamp, a.k.a. Frog Lamp  [132389]2273 - German Iron Oil Lamp, a.k.a. Frog Lamp [132389]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This type of 19th century oil lamp was originally used in German Ruhr Valley coal mines. They were hand fashioned from iron and became known as frog l
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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German Iron Oil Lamps, a.k.a. Frog Lamps  [132388]2274 - German Iron Oil Lamps, a.k.a. Frog Lamps [132388]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a pair of 19th century oil lamps originally used in German Ruhr Valley coal mines. These were hand fashioned from iron and became known as fro
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Carbide Lamps - 2, from Rosario Mine in Honduras  [132420]2275 - Carbide Lamps - 2, from Rosario Mine in Honduras [132420]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two miner's brass carbide lamps, the larger is marked ITP -- It's Trouble Free on the bottom, and the smaller is marked JUSTRITE on the top....
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Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Wells Single Torch Lamp, No. 5B   [132380]2276 - Wells Single Torch Lamp, No. 5B [132380]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Wells Single Torch Lamp, No. 5B was a single-wick, cast-iron lamp by the A.C. Wells & Co. of Manchester, England. It was designed to be unbr...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to A*****0 for (110.00 + 24.20) = 134.20
 
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Carbide Lamps from Britain and Spain  [132436]2277 - Carbide Lamps from Britain and Spain [132436]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three carbide miner's lamps, one made in Britain labeled on the bottom as a Gilbert Lamp by the Victor Co. (about 3 inches in diameter and 7 inc...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Justrite Miner's Lamp, Victor Gold Mining Co, Cripple Creek, Colorado  [132378]2278 - Justrite Miner's Lamp, Victor Gold Mining Co, Cripple Creek, Colorado [132378]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Justrite No. 12 acetylene lantern with bullseye lens. 4.25 diameter base, about 9 inches tall. Lens diameter is about 1.9 inches. Nickel-plated with s
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to c*****r for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Brilliant Search Light Co. Carbide Lamp  [132381]2279 - Brilliant Search Light Co. Carbide Lamp [132381]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brilliant Search Light miner's lamp made by R C Kruschke of Duluth, Minnesota. About 6 x 3 x 3 inches. Brass body originally painted black. This...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Wolf's Cap Lamp, Miner's Carbide Lamp  [132384]2280 - Wolf's Cap Lamp, Miner's Carbide Lamp [132384]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Self-described as WOLF'S CAP LAMP on the top with MADE IN USA beneath it. The bottom of the carbide cylinder is embossed with WOLF SAFETY LAMP C...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to M********7 for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Arrow Brand Carbine Lamp  [132383]2281 - Arrow Brand Carbine Lamp [132383]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miner's helmet lamp manufactured by Arrow. Matte-finish brass construction. Base is about 2 inches in diameter, overall about 3.75 inches tall. ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*******s for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Candlestick Carbide Lamps - 3  [132871]2282 - Candlestick Carbide Lamps - 3 [132871]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three carbide miner's lamps mounted on steel candlesticks -- an idea so clever it was patented. One lamp has a handwritten label indicating it w...
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Estimate : 450.00 - 600.00
Sold to j*******o for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Carbide Miner's Lamps, Large - 3  [132432]2283 - Carbide Miner's Lamps, Large - 3 [132432]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three large underground miner's carbide lamps, all by Justrite, all brass, two plated. All have 4-inch reflectors (one is really shiny!), and bo...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Cast Iron Oil Lamps for Underground Miners - 3  [132434]2284 - Cast Iron Oil Lamps for Underground Miners - 3 [132434]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three cast iron oil lamps used in underground mines. Each has a distinctive rooster-shaped key that opens the lamp for refilling with lamp oil. Each l
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to j*******o for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Dewar Brand Carbide Miner's Lamps - 3  [132430]2285 - Dewar Brand Carbide Miner's Lamps - 3 [132430]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three underground miner's lamps. Two nickel, one brass. All three read ITP LAMP DEWAR MFG CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y. U.S.A. at the top rim of the carbid...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (150.00 + 33.00) = 183.00
 
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Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamp and Flask  [132379]2286 - Guy's Dropper Carbide Lamp and Flask [132379]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Guy's Dropper branded carbide lamp, intact with some minor dents in the bottom, approx. 3.75 x 2.375 x 2.5. Also same brand tin carbide flask, e...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to M********7 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Justrite Miner's Carbide Lamp Group - 7 pcs  [132433]2287 - Justrite Miner's Carbide Lamp Group - 7 pcs [132433]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of seven underground miner's lamps made by Justrite. Various sizes from several small, hardhat-mounted to a larger handheld model. See p...
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Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to M********7 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Justrite Brass Carbide Lamp - Great Condition  [132385]2288 - Justrite Brass Carbide Lamp - Great Condition [132385]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Justrite carbide lamp made of brass with a bright shiny 2.5-inch reflector. This describer could not unscrew the carbide canister, and the d
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Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to M********7 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Justrite Horizontal Carbide Lamp - Rare  [132382]2289 - Justrite Horizontal Carbide Lamp - Rare [132382]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Justrite horizontal design carbide lamp. Upper cylinder diameter is 2.5 inches, lower canister diameter is also 2.5 inches. Reflector is 3 inches in d
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Estimate : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to c*********p for (550.00 + 137.50) = 687.50
 
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Koehler 209 Mine Lamps - 4  [131917]2290 - Koehler 209 Mine Lamps - 4 [131917]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Koehler Permissible Model 209 Mine Lamps, one in brass and three in aluminum. One of the aluminum ones has a Peabody Coal Company sticker on the
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to M********7 for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Large Carbide Signal Lamps - 3  [132429]2291 - Large Carbide Signal Lamps - 3 [132429]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three large carbide signal lamps: Largest has a 5-inch clear lens (cracked, the base is about 6 inches in diameter, and it stands about 10.5 inches ta
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Large-Reflector Carbide Lamps - 2  [132431]2292 - Large-Reflector Carbide Lamps - 2 [132431]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two carbide miner's lamps: Larger is made by Justrite, three inches in diameter, about 8.5 inches tall, with a 7.25-inch diameter reflector (spa...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*****y for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Mine Supervisor's Carbide Lamps - 4  [132435]2293 - Mine Supervisor's Carbide Lamps - 4 [132435]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four mine supervisor carbide lamps: Three of them are about three inches in diameter and nine inches tall, with about 4-inch diameter reflectors, hang
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to A*****0 for (85.00 + 18.70) = 103.70
 
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Miner's Carbide Lamps - 3 AutoLite, 1 Dewar, 1 SafeSport  [132424]2294 - Miner's Carbide Lamps - 3 AutoLite, 1 Dewar, 1 SafeSport [132424]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five Miner's Carbide Lamps including three AutoLite (one in its original box even!), 1 made by Dewar Mfg Co, and the fifth says on the bottom MA...
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Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (170.00 + 37.40) = 207.40
 
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Miner's Carbide Lamps - 3 JustRite, 1 Unknown  [132532]2295 - Miner's Carbide Lamps - 3 JustRite, 1 Unknown [132532]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four carbide lamps use on miner's helmets in underground mining. Three are labeled JUSTRITE and one is unmarked as far as this describer can tel...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Wolf Safety Miner's Lamps - 2  [132422]2296 - Wolf Safety Miner's Lamps - 2 [132422]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Wolf miner's safety lamps, used in underground mines that may have explosive components in the air such as coal dust or methane. The flame w...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (300.00 + 66.00) = 366.00
 
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Wolf Safety Miner's Lamps - 2  [132427]2297 - Wolf Safety Miner's Lamps - 2 [132427]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two underground safety lamps made by Wolf Safety Lamp Co of America, and the contract couldn't be more dramatic. The larger lamp, approx. 3.25 i...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m*******s for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Wolf Safety Oil Lamps - Nearly Matched Pair  [132428]2298 - Wolf Safety Oil Lamps - Nearly Matched Pair [132428]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Wolf Type FS Mine Safety Lamps, Clanny style, fuel by lamp oil. Both are ruggedly made for rough use in underground mining. One is engraved aroun
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*******s for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Three Oil Wick Mining Lamps  [134013]2299 - Three Oil Wick Mining Lamps [134013]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. Two are unmarked; one is marked C. George, Hazleton, PA, Patent May 26 08. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prove
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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