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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Dictionary of Art, 34 Vols, 1996, Grove publisher  [132834]4400 - Dictionary of Art, 34 Vols, 1996, Grove publisher [132834]
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The quintessential art dictionary reference work in 34 volumes, well indexed. A must have reference for the professional. Ex library excellent conditi
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George Eliot's Poetry and Other Studies  [132456]4401 - George Eliot's Poetry and Other Studies [132456]
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George Eliot's Poetry and Other Studies was written by Rose E. Cleveland (President Cleveland's sister). Fourteenth Edition. Subscription Ed...
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Harper's Weekly Bound Volume [132828]4402 - Harper's Weekly Bound Volume [132828]
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1) 1862 Harper's Weekly "A Journal of Civilization" Large Bound VolumeVI No. 262. Jan 4 - Dec 27. Book seems complete without any mis...
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Historical Memoirs Of Napoleon Book IX  [132821]4403 - Historical Memoirs Of Napoleon Book IX [132821]
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1) Historical Memoirs of Napoleon Book IX, 1815. Translated From The Original MS. By B. E. O'Meara. Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Abrah...
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Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of All Nations  [132825]4404 - Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of All Nations [132825]
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Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of all Nations by Robert Blakey. London: John Russell Smith, 36, Soho Square. 335 pages. Original cloth.
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Hunter’s of the Old World and Neww  [129885]4405 - Hunter’s of the Old World and Neww [129885]
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Book, Thrilling Adventures of Hunters in the Old Wold And New by Henry C. Watson, published 1855 by Kelly & Brothers. 508 pages.
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John C. Fremont Books  [130076]4406 - John C. Fremont Books [130076]
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1) Fremont First and Second Expeditions, 1842-3-4. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North
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Kings  Handbook Of The United States  [132820]4407 - Kings Handbook Of The United States [132820]
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1) Kings Handbook of the United States planned and edited by Moses King. Text By M. F, Sweetser. Buffalo, N.Y. The Matthews-Northrup CO, Publishers.
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Logging & Lumber Publications #1 (3)  [131889]4408 - Logging & Lumber Publications #1 (3) [131889]
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1) In the Redwood s Realm , Humboldt Co., California Facsimile Edition of 1893 original, reprinted with an introduction by
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Logging & Lumber Publications #2 (4)  [131888]4409 - Logging & Lumber Publications #2 (4) [131888]
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1) Yankee Loggers , a Recollection of Woodsmen, Cooks, and River Drivers By Stewart H. Holbrook, Published byInternation
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Logging & Lumbering Publications (6)  [131883]4410 - Logging & Lumbering Publications (6) [131883]
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Lot of 6. 1) This Fascinating Lumber Business by Stanley F. Horn Pub l by The Bobbs-Merrill Co., N.Y., 1943 (6
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Mormon Polygamy Rare Books (2 Books)  [124492]4411 - Mormon Polygamy Rare Books (2 Books) [124492]
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1) "Tell It All" The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism. An Autobiography by Mrs. T. B. H. Stenhouse of Salt Lake City, For mor...
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My Attainment of the Pole  [132453]4412 - My Attainment of the Pole [132453]
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My Attainment Of The Pole: Being The Record Of The Expedition That First Reached The Boreal Center By Dr. Frederick A. Cook. The Polar Publishing Co,
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New Gazetteer of the United States by Darby & Dwight  [108487]4413 - New Gazetteer of the United States by Darby & Dwight [108487]
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A New Gazetteer of the United States of America; containing a copious description of the States, Territories, Counties, Parishes, Districts, Cities an
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Oxford English Dictionary, 20 Volumes, 1989 Edition  [132835]4414 - Oxford English Dictionary, 20 Volumes, 1989 Edition [132835]
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The quintessential Oxford dictionary in 20 volumes. 1989 edition, all with protective slip covers. Ex library, excellent condition. 9.5 x 12.5.&quo...
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Oxford English Dictionary, 20 Volumes, 1998 Edition  [132836]4415 - Oxford English Dictionary, 20 Volumes, 1998 Edition [132836]
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The quintessential Oxford dictionary in 20 volumes. 1998 edition, all with protective slip covers. Ex library, excellent condition. 9.5 x 12.5.&quo...
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Report  of the Secretary of the Interior, 1853  [131836]4416 - Report of the Secretary of the Interior, 1853 [131836]
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Includes reports on Michigan, Louisiana, Arkansas, Wisconsin, etc. Discussion from town and villages to swamp lands. Has a discussion of private land
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Smallest Magazine in the World  [129332]4417 - Smallest Magazine in the World [129332]
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Published by A. B. Coutrney of 671 Tremont Street, Boston, this May 1894 issue is 3 x 4 1/2 inches. The cover story is "Mormonism Exposed. By a...
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Tall Timber Short Lines Magazine (65)  [131668]4418 - Tall Timber Short Lines Magazine (65) [131668]
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The magazine was founded in the 1980's with the title Timber Beast. It is read by both model railroaders and those into logging history and mod...
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That Special Grace by Benjamin Bradlee Book  [132850]4419 - That Special Grace by Benjamin Bradlee Book [132850]
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The book: "That Special Grace" is a memoir of John F. Kennedy written by his friend Benjamin Bradlee copyrighted in 1964. A hardcover book...
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The City of the Domes   [132455]4420 - The City of the Domes [132455]
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The City of the Domes - The Panama Pacific International Exposition. Written by John D. Barry. This is a rare Pan-Pacific Publication. P.P.I.E.San Fr
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The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont Vol I-II  [132824]4421 - The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont Vol I-II [132824]
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1) The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont Vol I Travels from 1838 to 1844. Edited by Donald Jackson and Mary Lee Spence. 1970. 2) The Expeditions o
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The Silver Country or the Great Southwest  [129887]4422 - The Silver Country or the Great Southwest [129887]
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Book on silver. Rare, Review of the mineral and other wealth , the attraction and material development of the former Kingdom of New Spain
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Three books on law, business, etc.  [130054]4423 - Three books on law, business, etc. [130054]
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1) Pacific Law by J. F. Cowder. A Complete Hand Book of All Matters Ordinarily Coming Before Judges, Attorneys, Justices of the Peace, Farmers, Mercha
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Timeless Novels  [132452]4424 - Timeless Novels [132452]
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Lot of 3. 1) A Fool's Errand and The Invisible Empire by Albion W. Tourgee. 2) The Tribulations of a Chinaman by Jules Verne. 3) The Son of Tar...
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Traveller's Adventures in All Countries  [129886]4425 - Traveller's Adventures in All Countries [129886]
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Book, abridged from the best writers for Young Persons by Theodore Dielitz, professor The Royal Institute Berlin. Published 1857,
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North America History Books (5)  [135576]4426 - North America History Books (5) [135576]
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5 hardcovers. The Mystery of E Troop by Michno, Cowboy Poetry by Barker, The Business of Jews in Louisiana 1840-1875 by Ashkenazi, Panama Canal by Ma
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War for the Colorado River V 1-2  [132815]4427 - War for the Colorado River V 1-2 [132815]
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1) War for the Colorado River V-I- The California-Arizonia Controversy by John Upton Terrell. The Author Clark Company, Glendale, California; 1965. 2)
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Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self Sacrifice  [132454]4428 - Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self Sacrifice [132454]
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Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self Sacrifice by Frank Moore. Illustrated with Steel Engrabings, Stanford, Conn; S.S. Scranton & Co., 1867....
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Worlds Best Essays  From The Earliest to the Present Time, Volumes 3-10  [132462]4429 - Worlds Best Essays From The Earliest to the Present Time, Volumes 3-10 [132462]
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Royal Edition- The World's Best Essays from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. David J. Brewer- Editor. No. 350 out of 1000 in the Royal E...
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Meyers Conversational Lexicon -- 1890 German Encyclopedia, rebound  [126650]4430 - Meyers Conversational Lexicon -- 1890 German Encyclopedia, rebound [126650]
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The Meyer Konversations-Lexikon is an historic German encyclopedia, first published in 1839. The final issue appeared in 1964. It was created by Josep
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American Journal of Archaeology 1932 Vol. 36, No. 4  [126993]4431 - American Journal of Archaeology 1932 Vol. 36, No. 4 [126993]
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First edition American Journal of Archaeology, Oct.-Dec. 1932, Vol. 36, No. 4. Printed by the Rumford Press, Concord, N.H. Published by the Archaeolog
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Colgate 1913 Nursery Rhyme Booklets  [121696]4432 - Colgate 1913 Nursery Rhyme Booklets [121696]
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Group of five nursery rhyme books issued as an ad grabber for the Colgate Company to hawk their toothpaste and talcum powder. These books are in very
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Engineer Book Group  [131704]4433 - Engineer Book Group [131704]
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A group of four hardcover books on various aspects of engineering. Titles include "Transactions of the American Society of Engineers," &qu...
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First Edition Book of Locks and Hardware by Henry Towne dated 1904  [125602]4434 - First Edition Book of Locks and Hardware by Henry Towne dated 1904 [125602]
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This is a first edition leather bound book in excellent condition titled " Locks and Hardware" by Henry Towne gifted to Henry Ford and dat...
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Gibson Book, 2 Vols, 1906 of "Gibson Girls" Fame  [122832]4435 - Gibson Book, 2 Vols, 1906 of "Gibson Girls" Fame [122832]
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The two large volume set of the works of Charles DAna Gibson, the famous women's fashion sketch artist. These two volumes are classic, but here ...
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McCarty’s Statistician 1875  [129921]4436 - McCarty’s Statistician 1875 [129921]
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Vol. 1 No. 2 February 1875 L.P. McCarty Statistician, San Francisco, Calif. Filled with stats from every aspect of the US/World at the time. 157 pp
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Memorial of George Mighels  [129901]4437 - Memorial of George Mighels [129901]
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Story of the life and death of George S. Mighels, died at age 11. As told by his father Jesse W. Mighels, to a pastor. Very detailed memories of the
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The Flying Carpet a Book by Richard Halliburton  [132933]4438 - The Flying Carpet a Book by Richard Halliburton [132933]
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A book about the flying adventure of Richard Halliburton and pilot Moye W. Stephens, Jr. These two cover 36,000 miles of air space in 1930 in a modifi
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The World's Columbian Catholic Congresses a book published in 1893  [132932]4439 - The World's Columbian Catholic Congresses a book published in 1893 [132932]
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The World's Columbian Catholic Congresses was published in time for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair or Exposition celebrating the progress of ...
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Report upon the Colorado River of the West, by Lt. Joseph C. Ives  [132530]4440 - Report upon the Colorado River of the West, by Lt. Joseph C. Ives [132530]
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Full title is "Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engin...
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Stieler’s Hand Atlas 5th Ed. 1872  [129903]4441 - Stieler’s Hand Atlas 5th Ed. 1872 [129903]
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Formally titled Hand-atlas ber alle Theile der Erde und ber das Weltgeb ude ( Handy atlas of all parts of the world and univ
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Cram's Unrivaled Atlas of the World  [131661]4442 - Cram's Unrivaled Atlas of the World [131661]
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Maps of the continents, countries, colonies, plus all geographical and political divisions of the world. Also contains astronomical charts, diagrams,
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Cram's Unrivaled Atlas of the World  [131663]4443 - Cram's Unrivaled Atlas of the World [131663]
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Newly engraved maps and charts of each U.S. state and detailed maps of each country, state and kingdom in the world. Fully indexed and colorfully illu
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Rand McNally Standard World Atlas  [131660]4444 - Rand McNally Standard World Atlas [131660]
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Contains 137 maps, 31 diagrams and tables, 70 engravings and 189 historical and descriptive articles. It measures 11"x 14" has 196 pages a...
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Early Rand McNally Atlas Maps in Poster Frames (2)  [131695]4445 - Early Rand McNally Atlas Maps in Poster Frames (2) [131695]
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1) New York City showing portions of Jersey City, Brooklyn, and Westchester County - 1892 - (22" x 34" in frame); 2) San Francisco, Ca., w...
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Early Rand McNally Maps for Great Lakes Region (4)  [131697]4446 - Early Rand McNally Maps for Great Lakes Region (4) [131697]
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1) Railroad Terminal Map of Chicago - 1895 - with inset of downtown & index to railroads and depots - (27 1/2" x 21 1/2"); 2) Michigan...
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43 Circa 1890 Maps – Mostly States  [131800]4447 - 43 Circa 1890 Maps – Mostly States [131800]
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1) 30 maps from the People s Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge. 1892. Mostly states, but a few world regions and two solar systems. 2) 13 map
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National Highway Association Map  [132310]4448 - National Highway Association Map [132310]
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Unique road map, produced jointly by the National Highway Assn. and the Automobile Club of America, promoting the building of more paved highways all
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Circus Reviews and Stories  [124671]4449 - Circus Reviews and Stories [124671]
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Four pamphlets of circus history: 1) "Random Notes on the History of the Early American Circus, by R.W.G. Vail; 1934, softcover, 75 pages. 2) &...
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