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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Tucson, Arizona Territory Ephemera Collection (12)  [131762]4100 - Tucson, Arizona Territory Ephemera Collection (12) [131762]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A fascinating collection of Tucson, Arizona Territory ephemera. Included is an 1881 letter that discusses the recent Indian outbreak which would b
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Mounted Photo of Fort Bowie, Arizona Territory  [131774]4101 - Mounted Photo of Fort Bowie, Arizona Territory [131774]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Panoramic photo of Fort Bowie, located in the Arizona Territory, circa 1870. The fort was built in 1864 and billitted soldiers engaged in battles wit
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Arizona Letter Dealing With Typhoid Fever Victim  [131777]4102 - Arizona Letter Dealing With Typhoid Fever Victim [131777]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A handwritten letter from the Public Administrator of Yuma County Dr. A.A. Mix regarding a victim of typhoid fever, a George Jackson of Arizona City.
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A Civil Conservation Corp. Photo-Journal of Construction in Arizona  [132938]4103 - A Civil Conservation Corp. Photo-Journal of Construction in Arizona [132938]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot of photos covers construction at Three Forks, Arizona from 1933-1942 by the CCC. About 100 photos in all. Date: Country (if not USA): S
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Can Am Minerals Co. Wood Sign  [131779]4104 - Can Am Minerals Co. Wood Sign [131779]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an etched wooden sign advertising the Can Am Minerals Company. an Echo Bay Company, founded in 1986. The company is now known as Echo Bay Min
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Gold Coin Promissory Note from San Bernardino Ranch Arizona, Territory  [131767]4105 - Gold Coin Promissory Note from San Bernardino Ranch Arizona, Territory [131767]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early promissory note for $1,596 in gold coin from the San Bernardino Ranch in the Arizona Territory. At this time the ranch was owned by the Ignacio
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Fort Yuma on the Colorado River Lithograph, c. 1857, Rare  [111897]4106 - Fort Yuma on the Colorado River Lithograph, c. 1857, Rare [111897]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare, early date lithograph shows the fort on the hill overlooking the Colorado River circa 1857. The view is looking toward the east. Also shows two
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Hunt for Pancho Villa, 1916-1917, Archive  [118166]4107 - Hunt for Pancho Villa, 1916-1917, Archive [118166]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Hunt for Pancho Villa, 1916-1917 Archive of 26 black and white photographs and a Reward Poster for a soldier who deserted at Columbus, NM right af
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Small Towns in Arizona Territory Ephemera (8)  [127619]4108 - Small Towns in Arizona Territory Ephemera (8) [127619]
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An assortment of eight (8) pieces of ephemera from smaller towns in the Arizona Territory. Included are a coded section map from Greaterville, a blan
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Three nice Arizona Archeological Reference Resources  [130050]4109 - Three nice Arizona Archeological Reference Resources [130050]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Archeological remains in the Whitewater District, Part 1. House Types. By Roberts. Includes some photographs and fold out map in extremely nice con
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Vintage Views of Old Arizona (5)  [127621]4110 - Vintage Views of Old Arizona (5) [127621]
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Five views of old Arizona, including three stereo views that show a cattle drive, a scene along the Colorado River and a mining camp. There's al...
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Kirkendall Women's Grey Fur Coat with Rhinestones - Vintage!   [131853]4111 - Kirkendall Women's Grey Fur Coat with Rhinestones - Vintage! [131853]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A full length women's fur coat designed by New York fashion designer Kip Kirkendall and sold through Beverly Hills furrier Somper Furs. It's...
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Photo Collection Big Bear Calif  [129929]4112 - Photo Collection Big Bear Calif [129929]
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Lot of 11. 1. Two large mounted B/W photos (10x7). One, two women w/fishing poles Aunt Jo And Friend Gone Fishing . Second, G
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Miners Union Hall, Colored Bodie Photograph  [112342]4113 - Miners Union Hall, Colored Bodie Photograph [112342]
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Color photograph 79 in. X 50 in. unsigned of the Miners Union Hall c. 1960. A very high quality photograph. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Decoto Public School Pictures - 5 pcs  [129914]4114 - Decoto Public School Pictures - 5 pcs [129914]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. B/W. Framed Professional school photos of Decoto Public School from 1895- 1940 s(?) Calif.. Decoto was formed 1871to 1959. In
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Donner Party Historic Items  [130138]4115 - Donner Party Historic Items [130138]
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Lot of two. 1) Photo copy of Mary Graves, Donner Party survivor. Copy by Tifton. Marysville was named for her. 1910 gift from McGlashan of Truckee and
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El Dorado County Personal Scrapbook  [132259]4116 - El Dorado County Personal Scrapbook [132259]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Contains 18 buttons, such as "Meet me in Coloma 125th Anniversary Gold Discovery 1973", "Gold Discovery Day, 1968", "Wagon ...
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Union Hotel and Bar Photos, Grass Valley?, California - 6  [129922]4117 - Union Hotel and Bar Photos, Grass Valley?, California - 6 [129922]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. 1. Three photos of the Union Hotel and Bar. Mounted B/W 5x7 . Two exterior and an interior picture. Believe to be Grass Valley,
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Group of 50 Movie Lobby Cards, Famous Stars, Westerns, Camp Movies, 1950's Era- 1980  [129560]4118 - Group of 50 Movie Lobby Cards, Famous Stars, Westerns, Camp Movies, 1950's Era- 1980 [129560]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great lot of movie lobby cards with dates ranging from 1948-1981. Most are from the 1950's and 1960's, however. Many famous stars are featur...
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Collection of Movie Stills and Newspaper Photos of Film Stars  [110502]4119 - Collection of Movie Stills and Newspaper Photos of Film Stars [110502]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of movie stills that range from the 1930's to the 1980's. Pure fun to explore. There are 17 newspaper pages depicting stars of...
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Star Wars Episode 1/ Saving Private Ryan "One Sheets"  [122880]4120 - Star Wars Episode 1/ Saving Private Ryan "One Sheets" [122880]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two 27"x 41" "one sheets" from two iconic films of the late 90's. First, we have a beautiful ad piece for the Spielberg, Tom...
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Notorious Landlord Poster with Jack Lemon Sig  [102711]4121 - Notorious Landlord Poster with Jack Lemon Sig [102711]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Theatre lobby poster for The Notorious Landlord with Jack Lemon autograph. 40x27" Date: Country (if not USA): State: California City: Ho...
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Hollywood Autograph Collection  [132075]4122 - Hollywood Autograph Collection [132075]
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Lot of seven autographs from Hollywood stars, six on personally addressed letters in appreciation of Miss Elizabeth Daly's appreciation of the a...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Saloon Photo, King City, Ca  [129908]4123 - Saloon Photo, King City, Ca [129908]
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Framed B/W photo inside a saloon. Shows Daytion Bros. King City on wall behind patron. Look close those bottles behind the bar are in focus I.E.; J
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Laguna, CA Area Photo Album  [135575]4124 - Laguna, CA Area Photo Album [135575]
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Alligator skin album with approx 70 small b/w California photos at the beaches, on a boat, various outdoor poses. Most dated. Nice set. Date: c. 193
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Lake Tahoe Reference and Coffee Table Books  [125221]4125 - Lake Tahoe Reference and Coffee Table Books [125221]
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8 volumes total. Includes the Saga of Lake Tahoe by Scott Volumes 1 and 2; Lake Tahoe, Photo Essay Larry Proser; Castle in the Sky by James; Above Tah
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Business Sign from Tahoe Valley  [131984]4126 - Business Sign from Tahoe Valley [131984]
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Nice wood one-sided business sign from El Dorado County, California. Sign measures 18"x 30" and reads "N.R. Sargent Tahoe Valley. The...
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1870's Los Angeles Billheads (9)  [131761]4127 - 1870's Los Angeles Billheads (9) [131761]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice collection of Los Angeles merchant billheads from the 1870's. Businesses include Broderick & Co. School Supplies, Adolph Junge, Drugg...
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Book-Construction of Los Angeles Aqueduct w/Maps  [131613]4128 - Book-Construction of Los Angeles Aqueduct w/Maps [131613]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct from 1916, published by the Department of Public Service of Los Angeles. The Owens V
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Cardinal and Gold-USC  [132457]4129 - Cardinal and Gold-USC [132457]
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Cardinal and Gold. A pictorial and factual record of the highlights of sixty years of progress on the Southern Campus with views and news of some of t
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Early Los Angeles Stereo View & Cabinet Cards  [131987]4130 - Early Los Angeles Stereo View & Cabinet Cards [131987]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A stereo view from 1901, showing President William McKinley's visit to Los Angeles. Also a pair of cabinet cards showing a livery stable (torn c...
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Early Los Angeles Street and Business Photographs c1940  [131809]4131 - Early Los Angeles Street and Business Photographs c1940 [131809]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 26. All are labeled on reverse; for example, 300 block, South Main, west side. Shows Al s Men s Shop, Joe Krogh and the Folli
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Estimate : 100.00 - 170.00
 
 
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History of Los Angeles County, California- 1880, Thompson & West Reference Book Reprint  [129549]4132 - History of Los Angeles County, California- 1880, Thompson & West Reference Book Reprint [129549]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare, beautiful reprint copy of the notable History of Los Angeles County by Thompson & West, 1880. Published by Howell-North, Berkeley, Califor...
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Los Angeles Photo collection  [129899]4133 - Los Angeles Photo collection [129899]
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Lot of 90 plus. B/W photos of families, graduation pictures, parks (Hollenbeck, Westlake, more ) Courthouse entrance 1905, Oldest Mission in Cal ruin
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Trade Cards from Los Angeles and Anaheim, CA - 14 pcs  [133740]4134 - Trade Cards from Los Angeles and Anaheim, CA - 14 pcs [133740]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fourteen trade cards from proprietors in Los Angeles and Anaheim, California: from LA there are Mme. M. Praesent's Millinery Parlors and Fancy G...
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Murphy Ranch wooden tote, Ammo Box, and Fire Hose Nozzles  [129685]4135 - Murphy Ranch wooden tote, Ammo Box, and Fire Hose Nozzles [129685]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a wooden tote marked " Murphy Ranch Whittier 42" measuring 16 in. X 24 in. X 12 in. Evidently the Murphy Ranch of Rustic Canyon wa...
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Madera Sugar Pine Co.’s, Panoramic Photograph  [132319]4136 - Madera Sugar Pine Co.’s, Panoramic Photograph [132319]
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Madera Sugar Pine Co. s, Panoramic Photograph of its massive milling operations at Sugar Pine, Cal., 8/27/19 (36 w x 10
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Photo of Three Chinese Marysville Cali  [129913]4137 - Photo of Three Chinese Marysville Cali [129913]
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Professional framed photo of three Chinese individuals from Nesemann Woods Gallery. 1945, Odd Fellows Building Marysville Clair. Phot was found aft
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Macon Crash, Liny Trial Newspaper "A" Sections (6)  [110165]4138 - Macon Crash, Liny Trial Newspaper "A" Sections (6) [110165]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A half dozen "A" sections from the San Francisco Chronicle & Examiner, highlighting the crash of the airship Macon and several other h...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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California Disaster Historic Items  [130135]4139 - California Disaster Historic Items [130135]
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Lot of two. 1) Rare 1906 letter size Trolley Magazine called Trolley Talk. Twenty-six pages. Entire paper dedicated to the aftermath of the earthquake
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nevada City/GrassValley Photo & Ephemera Collection  [129902]4140 - Nevada City/GrassValley Photo & Ephemera Collection [129902]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 60 plus. Photo collection from the Legg family 1900-20 s outings, old bridges, Nevada County Courthouse 1868, 13 RPC; some with white
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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History of Nevada County, California by Thompson & West (Reprint)  [132346]4141 - History of Nevada County, California by Thompson & West (Reprint) [132346]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This book includes maps and illustrated plates the depict scenes in daily life in a California Wester mining town. Reproduced by Howell-North Books, B
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Nevada County Rare Photos  [129920]4142 - Nevada County Rare Photos [129920]
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Lot of 7. 1. Three B/W photos/white borders of the Deadwood Fire 1924 near Chicken Hawk Ridge. 2. Two RPC: Pine Ridge & Pacific Lumber CO...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Vintage Dairy Panorama   [131965]4143 - Vintage Dairy Panorama [131965]
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An 18"x 4" panoramic photo of the A.E. Scheiber Dairy Ranch in Nicolaus, California. There are a few blemishes on photo. Please see photo...
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Black and White Photos of Downtown Oakland California 1902  [132866]4144 - Black and White Photos of Downtown Oakland California 1902 [132866]
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This is a lot of three B/W photos of Oakland, California in 1902. The photographer was Frost. In a 6 in. X 8 in. format. Good Condition. Date: Cou
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Wanted Notice & Poster  [135369]4145 - Wanted Notice & Poster [135369]
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1)Notice of Grand Larceny (stolen horses); dated 1901 by Chief of Police at Oakland, Cal., gives description of man & horses, this is postmarked...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Stanford 1934 Annual w/Hewlett & Packard  [131602]4146 - Stanford 1934 Annual w/Hewlett & Packard [131602]
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This is the 1934 yearbook from Stanford University. While there may be more famous people included in this edition, the two that stand out are enginee
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Two Rose Festival Programs  [129789]4147 - Two Rose Festival Programs [129789]
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A pair of programs from two different Rose Festivals in two different California cities. First, is from Pasadena's Tournament of Roses in the ye...
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Placer County Maps  [132405]4148 - Placer County Maps [132405]
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1) Placer County Citrus Colony & Vicinity , situated in the Lower Foothills near Auburn and populated by immigrants from England in
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Tax Documents From California Gold Country  [131844]4149 - Tax Documents From California Gold Country [131844]
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Seven tax documents primarily from Placerville in El Dorado County, California. Tax years include 1862, 1864, 1870, 1865, 1868 and 1867. One example
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