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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California Bicentennial Silver Medals All  Four Editions  [132044]3399 - California Bicentennial Silver Medals All Four Editions [132044]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original packaging and paperwork accompanies these four silver medallions issued by the Official California American Revolution Bicentennial Medallion
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Estimate : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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California Model Game Counters  [132012]3400 - California Model Game Counters [132012]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: California Model Dollar (14 mm); Model 1/4 Dollar (8 mm); California Model Half Dollar(10 mm). All dated 1849. Ex Ron Lerch collection.
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Official California Bicentennial Medallion Collection  [132065]3401 - Official California Bicentennial Medallion Collection [132065]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four silver medallions issued from 1973 through 1976 commemorating California's contribution to the national bicentennial in 1976. Official pack...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Panama Pacific International Exposition Silver Medal   [132395]3402 - Panama Pacific International Exposition Silver Medal [132395]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. San Francisco Panama Pacific International Exposition Argentina silver medal struck by Shreve & Co., San Francisco. Argentina pavilion on the...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Panama Pacific International Exposition So Called Dollars  [132201]3403 - Panama Pacific International Exposition So Called Dollars [132201]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: 1) HK 411: Obv. Edifice; below Oregon / State Building; above, around Panama Pacific International Exposition; below, around S
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire So Called Dollars  [132197]3404 - San Francisco Earthquake and Fire So Called Dollars [132197]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot four different So Called Dollars commemorating April 18, 1906: 1) HK 340: Obv. Street and buildings in ruins; below small California Street; above
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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1894 Mid Winter Expo So Called Dollar/ 1935 George V Silver Jubilee Medal  [132124]3405 - 1894 Mid Winter Expo So Called Dollar/ 1935 George V Silver Jubilee Medal [132124]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) HK-259, California 1894 Mid Winter Exposition Aluminum dollar, EF condition; 2) 1935 Official Silver Jubilee medal in original box, unc
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Pedley Ryan Dollar: HK 825 Type IV  [131211]3406 - Pedley Ryan Dollar: HK 825 Type IV [131211]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gem uncirculated Pedley-Ryan & Co. silver dollar, worthy of certification. Obv. Pedley-Ryan & Co. / Denver // Rev. 1933 / Silver / 430 Grain...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William Barber U.S. Mint Medal  [132396]3407 - William Barber U.S. Mint Medal [132396]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1872 Chicago: William Barber engraved U.S. Mint medal struck for the H.S. Everhard and Co. in July 1872. The medals were struck using bronze salvaged
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Chicago So Called Dollars  [132204]3408 - Chicago So Called Dollars [132204]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: HK 160: Obv. Bust, facing to l., within circle; outside, around Christopher * 1492 * Columbus * 1892 *; beaded border. Rev. Across cente
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Columbian Exposition So Called Dollars  [132198]3409 - Columbian Exposition So Called Dollars [132198]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five So Called dollars from the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition: 1) HK 169: Obv. Scene depicting Landing of Columbus; below Landing of Columb
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Parson & Dana Storecards with Eagle Reverse  [130126]3410 - Parson & Dana Storecards with Eagle Reverse [130126]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Located at 184 Lake Street. Sold Boots and Shoes. Range from g to AU. We found reference to this company from 1855 to 1867 in the Chicago Tr
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Detroit 250th Birthday Festival Bronze Medal  [132416]3411 - Detroit 250th Birthday Festival Bronze Medal [132416]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This 1951 medal celebrates the 250th birthday of Detroit, Michigan. The founder of Detroit was Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. Bronze. 3". Obv...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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St. Louis World's Fair So Called Dollars  [132199]3412 - St. Louis World's Fair So Called Dollars [132199]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) HK 302: Obv. Conjoined busts l. (Napoleon & Jefferson); above, around Louisiana Purchase Exposition
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Billings Medals  [132192]3413 - Billings Medals [132192]
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Lot of five medals from Billings: 1) Yegen Bros. Bankers; 2) 1965 Star of the Big Sky Country (holed); 3) 1964 Montana Territorial Centennial; 4 &am...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana Medal Collection  [132190]3414 - Montana Medal Collection [132190]
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Lot of eight Montana medals; 1) 1973 50th Anniversary of the Dempsey/Gibbens fight in Shelby; 2) 1937 St Louis to Fort Benton Motor Boat Race; 3) 1918
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Montana Medals  [132194]3415 - Montana Medals [132194]
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Lot of six: 1) 1973 75th year Union Bank & Trust, Helena; 2) 1952 Montana State Elks Golden Jubilee, Great Falls; 3) 1962 75th Anniversary of ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana Medals  [132195]3416 - Montana Medals [132195]
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Lot of six: 1) 1976 Baker Montana Bicentennial; 2)1939 K G I R the Voice of Montana;3) 1964 Montana Centennial Half Dollar; 4) 1971 Fort Benton 125th
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Red Lodge & Butte Medals  [132191]3417 - Red Lodge & Butte Medals [132191]
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Lot of seven medals from Red Lodge and Butte Montana: 1) 1939 KGIR the Voice of Montana, Butte; 2 & 3) Yegen Bros. Bankers / Butte Montana; 4) ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nevada Packard Mines Company Medal  [129317]3418 - Nevada Packard Mines Company Medal [129317]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only one known! Obv.: Nevada Packard / Mines / Company / Packard Nevada; Rev.: First / Silver / Bullion. Au, rd., 30 mm. The Nevada Packard Mines are
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Nevada Silver Medallions  [126092]3419 - Nevada Silver Medallions [126092]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three Nevada silver medallions: 1) Northwest Territorial Mint proof one ounce silver: obverse: Governor Brian Sandoval; reverse: Great Seal of
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Estimate : 100.00 - 160.00
 
 
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The Will To Achieve Medal  [132115]3420 - The Will To Achieve Medal [132115]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: The Will To Achieve / (pictorial pioneer) / Fairbanks 1929; Rev.: Standard Plaza 1963 / Standard Insurance Company Portland, Oregon. Bronze, 68
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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The Liberty Series Struck at the Philadelphia Mint  [132045]3421 - The Liberty Series Struck at the Philadelphia Mint [132045]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three coin "The Liberty Series" struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1965 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the conception of the Statue...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Industrial Convention Medal  [135458]3422 - Industrial Convention Medal [135458]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pin back hanger souvenir medal. 55mm X35mm. Date: Oct. 2-3, 1902 Country (if not USA): State: Wyoming City: Sheridan Provenance:
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Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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America in Space Series - The Franklin Mint   [132342]3423 - America in Space Series - The Franklin Mint [132342]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First Edition Solid Bronze Proof Set of Twenty-Four (24) 39mm. Medals First series minted exclusively for the men & woman in the Aerospace
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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America In Space Medals  [132026]3424 - America In Space Medals [132026]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine medals commemorating America in Space. Six of the medals are silver, three are bronze. 1) Tribute to Apollo, 63 mm, bronze; 2) Apollo 15 E
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Anti-immigrant Masonic Medal  [135459]3425 - Anti-immigrant Masonic Medal [135459]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Anti-immigrant Masonic Medal, Order of United American Mechanics U. S. Grant, 100mm long Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prove
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Franklin Mint "Genius of Michelangelo" Complete 60-Coin Sterling Set  [135607]3426 - Franklin Mint "Genius of Michelangelo" Complete 60-Coin Sterling Set [135607]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"FRANKLIN MINT ""The GENIUS OF MICHELANGELO"" STERLING SILVER Art Medal Set – COMPLETE In 1976, The Franklin Mint issued a...
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Estimate : 2,200.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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The Franklin Mint “States of the Union Series”  [132312]3427 - The Franklin Mint “States of the Union Series” [132312]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First Edition Solid Bronze Proof Set of Fifty (50) 32mm Medals, Honoring America s Cultural Heritage - Comes in attractive 10 x 10
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Franklin Mint Calendar Medals  [124001]3428 - Franklin Mint Calendar Medals [124001]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven Franklin Mint, 76 mm bronze medals with calendars from the date of issue: 1973 (2), 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978 & 1988. Date: Countr...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fillmore Peace Medal  [132391]3429 - Fillmore Peace Medal [132391]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver-plated post 1900 bronze mint list restrike of the 1850 Millard Fillmore Indian Peace Medal. Pre-1900 bronze have incomplete defining upper rims
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hayes Peace Medal   [132398]3430 - Hayes Peace Medal [132398]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No Rutherford B. Hayes peace medals were ever struck in silver or awarded to Native Americans. Medals were produced solely for the sale to collectors.
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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James Monroe Indian Peace Medal   [132397]3431 - James Monroe Indian Peace Medal [132397]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Monroe Indian Peace Medal: James Monroe Indian Peace Medal, First Size, First Reverse. Stuck from the original dies as indicated by the pointed top A(
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Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Lincoln Medal  [132113]3432 - Lincoln Medal [132113]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Abraham Lincoln; Rev.: 1809-1909 / With Malice / Toward None / With Charity / For All. Bronze, 61 mm. See Cunningham page 108, 11 - 390 B2. Da
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Presidental and Political Tokens and Medals  [132061]3433 - Presidental and Political Tokens and Medals [132061]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Binder with 37 political tokens and medals from William Harrison (whig party 1840), William Hancock (democratic presidential candidate 1880), Harrison
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Presidential Inauguration Medals: Reagan, Nixon, Eisenhower  [132047]3434 - Presidential Inauguration Medals: Reagan, Nixon, Eisenhower [132047]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four presidential inauguration medals: 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower (Medallic Art); 1957 Eisenhower/Nixon; 1973 Nixon/Agnew (silver); 1985 Reagan/
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Presidential Medals  [132185]3435 - Presidential Medals [132185]
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Lot of 14 medals featuring presidents: 1899 National Peace Jubilee: McKinley; four Teddy Roosevelt circa 1904-05; Alton Parker 1904 (ran against Roose
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Admiral George Dewey Medal Collection  [131236]3436 - Admiral George Dewey Medal Collection [131236]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 67 medals featuring Admiral George Dewey, his battleships, his commemorations. Many different sizes, shapes and designs. His career stretched f
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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America's First Medals from the United States Mint   [132040]3437 - America's First Medals from the United States Mint [132040]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Patriotic album of eleven one and a half inch, historical pewter medals commemorating battles of the American Revolution. Issued in 1973 by the Nation
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Antique Car Coin Collection & Commemorative Medallion Sets  [131239]3438 - Antique Car Coin Collection & Commemorative Medallion Sets [131239]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large collection of five complete boards of Franklin Mint Antique Car Coin Collection Series sets. A board of Prime Ministers of Canada commemorativ
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Charge Coin Collection  [132181]3439 - Charge Coin Collection [132181]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve examples of "charge coins" Charge (or credit) coins were first issued just after the Civil War, growing increasingly popular...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tokens & Medals including one about a Hanging!  [130129]3440 - Tokens & Medals including one about a Hanging! [130129]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six. 1) Club Foot George Hanged 1864 in Virginia City, Montana. Fantasy piece. Newer. 2) Wells, Bros. & Co., April 1903, Bohneterre, Mo. ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Kings Competition Medal from the NRA  [132401]3441 - Kings Competition Medal from the NRA [132401]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
King's Competition Medal for the National Rifle Association from 1930. Bronze, weighs about 63 grams. Designer marked "PM" on both si...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Arizona/Idaho/Montana So Called Dollars  [132202]3442 - Arizona/Idaho/Montana So Called Dollars [132202]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) HK 648: Obv. Territory Seal in center circle; in second outer circle, around Seal of the Territory of Arizona * 1863 *; outside, abov
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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AYPE and other So Called Dollars  [132203]3443 - AYPE and other So Called Dollars [132203]
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Lot of five So Called Dollars: 1) HK 364: Obv. Three female figures; below is bust l. within small oval; above bust around, but within oval, W. H. Se
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Commemoratives in Brass - 9 pcs  [132290]3444 - Commemoratives in Brass - 9 pcs [132290]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine brass commemorative items in 8 designs: 1) Martin Marrietta Denver Aerospace, 30 Years of Progress, 74mm; 2) Washoe County Library Turns 100 / Ne
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Silver So Called Dollars  [132200]3445 - Silver So Called Dollars [132200]
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Lot of three: 1) HK 344: Obv. Female Indian bust (Pocahontas) l. in center circle; outside around, Ter-Centennial of the
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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So Called Dollars  [132205]3446 - So Called Dollars [132205]
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Lot of four: 1) HK 687: Santa Monica Breakwater, Aluminum. Obv. Aerial view of breakwater, pier and yacht basin; single small star each side; above So
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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So Called Dollars  [132206]3447 - So Called Dollars [132206]
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Lot of five So Called dollars: 1) HK 25: Obv. Large Liberty Bell bearing lines Lev XXVVX proclaim liber / in Philada by order of the / Pass and Stow,
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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US State Medals - All 50  [125206]3448 - US State Medals - All 50 [125206]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of 50 lightweight (probably aluminum), approx 39mm medals bearing a representation of the state seal of each of the fifty United States. All uncir
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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