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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Franz Joseph Austria-Hungary Jeton Collection  [126139]5450 - Franz Joseph Austria-Hungary Jeton Collection [126139]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24 counters from Austria-Hungary during the Holy Roman Empire and the rule of Franz Joseph. Date: Country (if not USA): Austria State:
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Canadian Counter  [126135]5451 - Canadian Counter [126135]
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Polar bear reverse, Queen Elizabeth obverse. Rare? Date: Country (if not USA): Canada State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Egypt & South African Counters  [126141]5452 - Egypt & South African Counters [126141]
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Lot of six counters: two from Egypt, four from South Africa. Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, Boer War and the G. P. W. Social Club. Date: Country (if n
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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King Charles Counter Collection  [126153]5453 - King Charles Counter Collection [126153]
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Lot of eight counters from various King Charles: Charles X: 5; Charles VI: 2; Charles II: 1. Date: Country (if not USA): France State: City:
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Louis XV Jeton Collection  [126152]5454 - Louis XV Jeton Collection [126152]
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Lot of 49 jetons from the reign of Louis XV. Many sizes and varieties. Date: Country (if not USA): France State: City: Provenance: Benjamin F
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Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Louis XVI &  Louis XVIII Jetons  [126151]5455 - Louis XVI & Louis XVIII Jetons [126151]
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Seven early jetons: 5 Louis XVI, 2 Louis XVIII. Date: Country (if not USA): France State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Louis XIV Counters  [126150]5456 - Louis XIV Counters [126150]
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Lot of four: three F-5362; one F-7227. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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German Spiel Marke Collection  [126166]5457 - German Spiel Marke Collection [126166]
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Miscellaneous mint masters made this collection of 34 Nuremberg counters. Also called jetons, or play coins. Date: Country (if not USA): Germany
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hans Schultes Jeton Collection  [126176]5458 - Hans Schultes Jeton Collection [126176]
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Lot of 29 spiel markes made by Hans Schultes of Nuremberg. The Schultes family made jetons from 1515 through 1612. Date: Country (if not USA): Ge
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hans Schultes Jeton Collection  [126178]5459 - Hans Schultes Jeton Collection [126178]
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A collection of 46 counters attributed to Nuremberg mint master Hans Schultes I, master 1553, died 1584. Date: Country (if not USA): Germany Stat
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hans Krauwinckel Jetons  [126168]5460 - Hans Krauwinckel Jetons [126168]
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Lot of four counters from Nuremberg mint master Hans Krauwinckel (master 1562, died 1586). Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenan
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hans Schultes Jetons  [126164]5461 - Hans Schultes Jetons [126164]
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Lot of three examples of Nuremberg mint master Hans Schultes jetons. There were three Hans Schultes from 1553 until 1612, Hans I, Hans II and Hans II
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Lauer Brothers Jeton Collection  [126174]5462 - Lauer Brothers Jeton Collection [126174]
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Lot of 25 spiel markes made by the Nuremberg die sinkers the Lauer Brothers. Date: Country (if not USA): Germany State: City: Provenance: Be
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Reich Spiel Marke Collection  [126173]5463 - Reich Spiel Marke Collection [126173]
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Lot of eight jetons made by Johann Reich (1758-1814). Date: Country (if not USA): Germany State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Damianus Krauwinckel Jeton  [126170]5464 - Damianus Krauwinckel Jeton [126170]
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Spiel marke made by Damianus Krauwinckel, mint master 1543, died 1581 in Nuremberg. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Be
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Eastern European Jetons  [126143]5465 - Eastern European Jetons [126143]
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Lot of seven jetons from Bavaria, Serbia, Romania and Russia. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collectio
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Northern European Counter Collection  [126147]5466 - Northern European Counter Collection [126147]
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Lot of 13 counters from Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collec
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Egidius Krauwinckel Jeton  [126171]5467 - Egidius Krauwinckel Jeton [126171]
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Counter made by Egidius Krauwinckel, (son of Damianus) mint master 1570, died 1613 in Nuremberg. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Pro
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Elsig Lauer Counter Collection  [126159]5468 - Elsig Lauer Counter Collection [126159]
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Lot of 14 jeton/counters attributed to Elsig Lauer. Prussia, Germany, Joseph II, Franz Joseph and an 1857 Austrian Cornation Medal included. In the 19
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Huber Signed Jetons  [126162]5469 - Huber Signed Jetons [126162]
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Lot of eight counters by Huber: Napoleon, Nicholas of Russia and others. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauve
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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J.J. Habelt Jetons  [126165]5470 - J.J. Habelt Jetons [126165]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight counters attributed to mint master Johann Jacob Habelt, Nuremberg, active 1855-1867. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: P
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Kilianus Koch Jeton  [126169]5471 - Kilianus Koch Jeton [126169]
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Rare piece attributed to Kilianus Koch, Nuremberg mint master. His first dated jetons were 1587, he died in 1632. Date: Country (if not USA): Sta
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Napoleon Counter Collection  [126167]5472 - Napoleon Counter Collection [126167]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Various mint masters made these twenty one jetons featuring Emperor Napoleon. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nuremburg Counters by Hummer  [126160]5473 - Nuremburg Counters by Hummer [126160]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven jetons attributed to Hummer. Napoleon I, Wilhelm III, Frederick Wilhelm of Prussia among them. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Plus Ultra Jeton Collection  [126177]5474 - Plus Ultra Jeton Collection [126177]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four counters featuring the motto "plus ultra." Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Col...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Prussian Jetons  [126138]5475 - Prussian Jetons [126138]
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Lot of three jetons from Prussia. Wilhelm II, Wilhelm III. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Hamburg Hospital Counters  [126149]5476 - Hamburg Hospital Counters [126149]
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Lot of two bronze medals, 24 mm, commemorating the Heine Hospital of Hamburg. The hospital was built in 1841 in honor of Salomon Heine's wife, ...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Early Italian Jetons  [126145]5477 - Early Italian Jetons [126145]
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Lot of 14 early Italian Jetons, including Innocent XII, Leon XII, Clement XI and others. Fauver notes some are possibly from Spain. Date: Country
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Italian Jetons  [126142]5478 - Italian Jetons [126142]
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Lot of seven early Italian jetons. Date: Country (if not USA): Italy State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Roman Emperor Jeton Collection  [126148]5479 - Roman Emperor Jeton Collection [126148]
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Lot of eleven counters featuring Roman Emperors. Three Caesars, an Augustus, Claudius, Vespasian. Date: Country (if not USA): Italy State: Cit
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Peruvian Counters  [126146]5480 - Peruvian Counters [126146]
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Lot of three counters from Peru. One dated 1867, one a spiel marke. Date: Country (if not USA): Peru State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Counters from Spain  [126134]5481 - Counters from Spain [126134]
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Lot of three counters from Spain. One attributed to Barcelona, one holed. Date: Country (if not USA): Spain State: City: Provenance: Benjami
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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British Counter Collection  [126140]5482 - British Counter Collection [126140]
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Lot of 32 counters from England. Mostly Queen Victoria, but King George and others are depicted. Date: Country (if not USA): United Kingdom State
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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King George II & III Counters  [126155]5483 - King George II & III Counters [126155]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten jetons depicting King George II (7) and George III (3). Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Col
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Uruguay Counter Collection  [126144]5484 - Uruguay Counter Collection [126144]
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Lot of 14 counters from Uruguay, including a tiny 9 mm medalet. Date: Country (if not USA): Uruguay State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Salus Counters  [126179]5485 - Salus Counters [126179]
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Lot of two: dated 1830, Salus / Et / Voluptas on reverse. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Venus Jeton Collection  [126175]5486 - Venus Jeton Collection [126175]
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Lot of ten counters from the Low Countries featuring Venus. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Far East Counters  [126156]5487 - Far East Counters [126156]
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Lot of four counters attributed to Sumatra, Malaysia and Singapore. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Co
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Indian Head Game Counter Collection $1  (46)  [129349]5488 - Indian Head Game Counter Collection $1 (46) [129349]
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Lot of 46 game counters in the style of $1 U.S. gold pieces. Die varieties or Kurth numbers on the envelopes. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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$1 Liberty Head Counter Hoard (71)  [126132]5489 - $1 Liberty Head Counter Hoard (71) [126132]
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Lot of 71 counters in the fashion of $1 U.S. gold pieces. Varied lot of different die varieties. Some with loop for hanging. Date: Country (if not
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Estimate : 500.00 - 900.00
 
 
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$1 Liberty Head Counters Lot of 35  [126128]5490 - $1 Liberty Head Counters Lot of 35 [126128]
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Lot of 35 counters in the fashion of $1 U.S. gold piece. Five each of seven different varieties. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Pro
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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$1 Liberty Head Counters Lot of 35  [126129]5491 - $1 Liberty Head Counters Lot of 35 [126129]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 35 counters in the fashion of $1 U.S. gold pieces. Five each of seven different varieties. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Pr
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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$2 1/2 Eagle Counter Collection  [129346]5492 - $2 1/2 Eagle Counter Collection [129346]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Varied group of 52 spiel markes in the fashion of $2 1/2 U.S. gold pieces. Some with loops, some holed. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Ci
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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$2 1/2 Liberty and Indian Head Counters   [129343]5493 - $2 1/2 Liberty and Indian Head Counters [129343]
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Lot of 25 spiel markes. Five each of five different counters in the fashion of $2 1/2 U.S. gold pieces. Die varieties noted on flips. Date: Country
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Estimate : 280.00 - 400.00
 
 
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$2 1/2 Radiant Eagle Counter Collection  [129345]5494 - $2 1/2 Radiant Eagle Counter Collection [129345]
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Lot of 38 spiel markes with radiant eagle obverses in thesize of $2 1/2 U.S. gold. Also two radiant eagles in the size of a silver dollar with $1.00 d
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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$2.50 Counter Collection  [129337]5495 - $2.50 Counter Collection [129337]
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Lot of 43 game counters in the style of $2.50 U.S. gold piece. Various die varieties, some uniface. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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$2.50 Liberty Head Counter Collection  [129334]5496 - $2.50 Liberty Head Counter Collection [129334]
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Lot of 45. All $2.50 Liberty Head gold sized spiel markes, game counters. Various Liberty die varieties, eagle die varieties. Date: Country (if no
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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$5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection  [126124]5497 - $5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection [126124]
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Dealer's lot or beginning collection of spiel markes in the size of $5 U.S. gold pieces. Seventy pieces, separated by die varieties. Accumulated...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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$5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection  [126126]5498 - $5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection [126126]
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Lot of sixty counters in the fashion of $5 U. S. gold pieces: three varieties, twenty each: Liberty dies: 140, 155 & 180. Date: Country (if ...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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$5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection  [126127]5499 - $5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection [126127]
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Lot of twelve different spiel markes in the fashion of U.S. $5 gold pieces. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fa
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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