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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19th Century Commode  [120634]4550 - 19th Century Commode [120634]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a late 1800's wood commode, with lift top (To hide the chamber pot), arms that appear when lid is lifted and a back rest. It measure 21...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Antique Wooden Chairs - 2  [109349]4551 - Antique Wooden Chairs - 2 [109349]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two vintage chairs without markings. Overall height: 35 inches; Seat height: 17 inches; Overall width: 16 inches; Depth: 15 inches.
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Estimate : 200.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Empire Mangle Roll Ironer  [125430]4552 - Empire Mangle Roll Ironer [125430]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an Empire Mangle Ironer. This was an item that made ironing less of a chore, since the clothes didn't have to be absolutely dry when put...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Holmes Antique Folding Wooden Chair  [132240]4553 - Holmes Antique Folding Wooden Chair [132240]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare and Unusual Holmes Patented Carved Walnut Folding Chair, c. 1871. X-form folding legs joined by turned stretchers, labeled on a rear stretcher wi
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Hough's Security Cash Register  [125332]4554 - Hough's Security Cash Register [125332]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice oak and cast iron Hough's Security cash register, one of the first cash registers. Azel C. Hough (1859-1946) secured five patents for ear...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray  [106385]4555 - Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray [106385]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Matching quadruple silver plate by Wilcox plating coffee urn with 2 elk side mounts and engraved elk on front, 21" tall. Also matching engrave ...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Two Paddle-Wheel Butter Churns  [108677]4556 - Two Paddle-Wheel Butter Churns [108677]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
If you wanted to make a banquet-sized a batch of butter for a family reunion, here are the tools for you. Both are fully functional, but in this day a
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Vintage Credenza  [119984]4557 - Vintage Credenza [119984]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice vintage credenza that measures 42" in width, 30" in height and 18" in depth. It has two cupboards for dishware and two drawer...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Antique Blacksmith Made Tools  [134047]4558 - Antique Blacksmith Made Tools [134047]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 pieces. 1) Handmade chain with hook, 30" long. 2) Ice tongs, 15". 3) Hand tool with sharp crescent blade, wood handle. 6.5 x 7&qu...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Antique Carpenters Wood Planes (2)  [125219]4559 - Antique Carpenters Wood Planes (2) [125219]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.) is 23" long 7" high 3" wide, intricately constructed, high quality. Joh Peter Arns, ARNS USS Stahl 2.) 8" long 3" wide ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Brass Kerosene Lamp, Patent Date 1893  [132510]4560 - Brass Kerosene Lamp, Patent Date 1893 [132510]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large capacity kerosene lamp made of brass. Base is approx 6 inches in diameter and 2.75 inches tall. Stamped in the brass beside the filler cap is PA
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Carbide Miner and Bicycle Lamps  [132426]4561 - Carbide Miner and Bicycle Lamps [132426]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two carbide bicycle lamps from the late 1800s and a handheld, dual-wick oil lamp. The larger bike lamp has a clear (but cracked and frosted from use)
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Powell & Hanmer DEMON Bicycle Lamp  [132387]4562 - Powell & Hanmer DEMON Bicycle Lamp [132387]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Powell & Hanmer DEMON bicycle lamp with intact rectangular red lenses on the left and right sides and a 2-5/8-inch diameter, beveled glass front...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Compasses, Pocket - 2, and Transit-style - 1  [133736]4563 - Compasses, Pocket - 2, and Transit-style - 1 [133736]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Never find lose your bearings with these three compasses. Two are pocket-style compasses with lids that flip open 1.75-inch diameter and 2-inch diamet
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nail Barrels and Crosscut Saw  [131783]4564 - Nail Barrels and Crosscut Saw [131783]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a working man s group! 1) First barrel is for the Mammoth Mining Company of Mammoth, Utah. From Sauerman Bros. Inc. of Chicago. C1920
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nice Vintage Tool Chest & Tools  [125996]4565 - Nice Vintage Tool Chest & Tools [125996]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage tool chest 32"x 20"x 20"containing an array of carpenter and wood working tools like hand drills, bit, hammers, wedges, plane...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pyrene Fire Extinguishers, Hand-Pumped - Pair  [132993]4566 - Pyrene Fire Extinguishers, Hand-Pumped - Pair [132993]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of hand-pumped fire extinguishers by the Pyrene Fire Extinguisher Company. These brass cylinders became ubiquitous in many forms of public tran
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Large Tool Chest & Carpenter Tools  [126550]4567 - Large Tool Chest & Carpenter Tools [126550]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage tool chest 48"x 16"x 12" containing an array of carpenter and wood working tools like hand drills, bit, hammers, wedges, plan...
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimate : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Vintage Carpentry Tools & Chest  [126551]4568 - Vintage Carpentry Tools & Chest [126551]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Older tool chest 36"x 16"x 12" containing several vintage carpentry tools, including crosscut hand saws, hammers and measuring sticks...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Carpenter's Tool Chest of vintage hand saws  [56252]4569 - Carpenter's Tool Chest of vintage hand saws [56252]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This carpenter's tool chest of hand saws includes 30 hand saws some with names of Rosecrans of San Francisco and H. Disston Co. There are 4 loos...
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Start Price : 600.00 | Estimate : 1,200.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Doll & Horse (Indian) Contemporary   [135572]4570 - Doll & Horse (Indian) Contemporary [135572]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful pair, 1 Horse is 11 x 13 inches & 1 Indian Squaw is approx. 18 inches and comes with a stand. Nice display for any child's room. B...
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Start Price : 62.50 | Estimate : 125.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Dolls (2 Barbies, &  5 Dolls on Stands & Wardrobe))  [135308]4571 - Dolls (2 Barbies, & 5 Dolls on Stands & Wardrobe)) [135308]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Contemporary dolls: Barbie, Holiday Porcelain Barbie, in a beautiful red gown with green sequins comes in original box with a stand for barbie; Holida
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Painted Porcelain Antique Doll, Unmarked  [110495]4572 - Painted Porcelain Antique Doll, Unmarked [110495]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an antique doll that stands 28 in. tall with eyes that open and close. She has a painted porcelain head, arms and legs. The hair is blond in c
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Doll Collection, 1980s (16)  [131588]4573 - Doll Collection, 1980s (16) [131588]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16. Most in original boxes, boxes show signs of age from storage issues. 1.) Bright Star by Horsman, about 16" in original box 2.) Shann...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mary Poppins Folk Art Doll  [121715]4574 - Mary Poppins Folk Art Doll [121715]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a unique folk art doll depicting P.L. Travers iconic character Mary Poppins. Travers wrote a series based on her magical nanny from 1934 to 1
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Marble / "Lobed Onion Skin W/ Solid Core"  [135361]4575 - Marble / "Lobed Onion Skin W/ Solid Core" [135361]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here we have a combination specimen. It is a " Lobed Onion Skin, With A Solid Core ". It is 7/8" in size with a orange and yellow ...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Marbles / Died Agates  / 2 Items.  [135360]4576 - Marbles / Died Agates / 2 Items. [135360]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item #1 of 2: Very beautiful , 3/4" blue died agate with white striping , and an " Eye' end. Item #2 of 2: 5/8" brown and white ...
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Estimate : 250.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Machine Made Marble Group  [122831]4577 - Machine Made Marble Group [122831]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large bags of marbles. One bag has hte older better machine made marbles, and the other bag purely modern marbles. Varying sizes and styles, about
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Marble Items - Razor Sharpener, Benningtons, Ballot Marbles, Steelies, Chinese Checker4578 - Miscellaneous Marble Items - Razor Sharpener, Benningtons, Ballot Marbles, Steelies, Chinese Checker
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Razor sharpener with two clearie marbles, (2) true steelie marbles, (15) Brown, blue and fancy benningtons, (40) ballot box marbles (20 -black, 20-whi
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 360.00
 
 
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Sulphide - 1 On Disk  [125365]4579 - Sulphide - 1 On Disk [125365]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15/16" Sulphide with the number 1 stamped on the obverse of the disk, with pellets around the outer circumference. The reverse is blank. Figure...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 1,400.00
 
 
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K-LINE Collector's Guide, Vol. 1: Trains 1985-1998  [133601]4580 - K-LINE Collector's Guide, Vol. 1: Trains 1985-1998 [133601]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is no ordinary train catalog! It has a brushed steel front and back cover which is protected by a full-color, glossy dust jacket. It is signed by
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Children's Movie Collectibles  [131586]4581 - Children's Movie Collectibles [131586]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of about 25 movie collectibles and toys. Includes: 7 Lord of the Rings glass goblets; 6 Disney collector series glasses; 5 Disney Happy me
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nylint Toys Austia Western Crane - Telescoping!  [112638]4582 - Nylint Toys Austia Western Crane - Telescoping! [112638]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy metal toy crane in fair condition made by Nylint. The tires roll smoothly; the handwheel that raises the boom is present but the boom is jammed
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sawyer View-Master Package  [131638]4583 - Sawyer View-Master Package [131638]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a complete package for fans who remember the View-Master viewer from their childhood. Included are an early viewer, a projector and the iconic
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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City of Toyland No. 7 Utility Truck  [112639]4584 - City of Toyland No. 7 Utility Truck [112639]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
City of Toyland No. 7 Utility Truck in solid metal with hard rubber wheels, in fair condition with original paint showing some wear from young imagina
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Speed King Metal Toy Car  [135303]4585 - Speed King Metal Toy Car [135303]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Get ready to set the land speed record in this 16 x 5-inch toy metal car. The body shape resembles a Zeppelin, and it has no dents or bends except for
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Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Mercedes Metal Toy Car  [121710]4586 - Mercedes Metal Toy Car [121710]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Mercedes Benz toy car made from die cast metal. Car measures 10"x 4", has rubber tires and a working steering wheel. It is marked "...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Tonka & Nylint Toy Fire Trucks (Lot of 4)  [125300]4587 - Tonka & Nylint Toy Fire Trucks (Lot of 4) [125300]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS! Vintage Fire Trucks for that aspiring young Firefighter Hero! 1) Tonka 17" Snorkel Unit 3 Truck - Basket reaches 27"...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Vintage Hubley cast toy PATROL motorcycle and 300SL  Mercedes/B  [129673]4588 - Vintage Hubley cast toy PATROL motorcycle and 300SL Mercedes/B [129673]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 1940's vintage cast iron "Patrol" motorcycle built by Hubley. It retains about 5% of it's original orange colored paint,...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Model Airplane Lot – Antique!  [112346]4589 - Model Airplane Lot – Antique! [112346]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of four model airplanes. 1932 Northrop Gamma airplane bank 13 in wingspan. A bi-wing plastic model red c. 1940 wingspan 9 1/2 in. A meta
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gold Mew Two Pokemon Card  [132465]4590 - Gold Mew Two Pokemon Card [132465]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
23 karat gold plated Pokemon card. Card does not include original case. This was a special edition card made by Nintendo in 1999. Obverse: Pokemon wit
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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The Educated Monkey Game  [132865]4591 - The Educated Monkey Game [132865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Education was never this much fun. A children's game to teach multiplication, and addition. The educated monkey, is a mathematical toy calculato...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Bing Crosby's Call Me Lucky Board Game  [132463]4592 - Bing Crosby's Call Me Lucky Board Game [132463]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage board game by Bing Crosby. Bottom front of game reads Copyright 1954 by Parker Brothers Inc. Salem, Massachusetts, New York, San Fra
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Beer Tap Group Vintage (3)   [131879]4593 - Beer Tap Group Vintage (3) [131879]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three vintage beer caps. 1) Ruppert Hnieckerbocher- about 4"x3". 2) Carling Red Cap Ale- about 3"x4". 3) Ballantine Light...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chamber Pots & Water Pitcher Trio  [131585]4594 - Chamber Pots & Water Pitcher Trio [131585]
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Lot of 3 19th century china items. 1.) Chamber pot with lid (looks like lid may not be original to the item), 9" diameter 5.5" tall, lid h...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare 19th Century Makeup/Train Case  [121750]4595 - Rare 19th Century Makeup/Train Case [121750]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A rare and vintage train/makeup case, complete with makeup bottles and jars adorned with cloissonne' and blue lapis tops. Leather covered case ...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Regulator Standing Wall Clock  [125217]4596 - Regulator Standing Wall Clock [125217]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Manufacturer unknown. Ornate pattern wood case, all original. In good shape. Unknown if working. 44.5" tall 21" in diameter at the top. 7&...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tokens, Ribbons & Wooden Nickels  [131711]4597 - Tokens, Ribbons & Wooden Nickels [131711]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A hodge podge of items including wooden nickels from the 1980's (7), weights (3), various ad tokens (18) and commemorative ribbons (4). The most...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Various Drinkware and Vessels Collectible Group (6)  [131589]4598 - Various Drinkware and Vessels Collectible Group (6) [131589]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 items. 1.) Water jug by Corona Stoneware, approx 9" high, 8" in diameter, with lid 2.) Clear glass water/beer pitcher with handl...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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