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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$5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection  [126130]5500 - $5 U.S. Gold Piece Counter Collection [126130]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 45 pieces. Five each of Liberty die varieties: 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 170, 180, 190. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: P
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Estimate : 450.00 - 900.00
 
 
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George Washington $5  Counter Collection  [126115]5501 - George Washington $5 Counter Collection [126115]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 23 George Washington obverse $5 size counters, with a variety of reverses. Some holed. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prove
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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George Washington $5  Counter Varieties  [126118]5502 - George Washington $5 Counter Varieties [126118]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20 counters with George Washington obverses. Five each of die varieties: 120, 130, 140 & 150. Date: Country (if not USA): State: C...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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California Counters Dated 1849  [129338]5503 - California Counters Dated 1849 [129338]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large lot of 35: $5 U.S. gold piece sized California counters with Liberty head obverse and 49er miner panning for gold reverse. Most dated 1849. Re
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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California Counters Dated 1849  [129339]5504 - California Counters Dated 1849 [129339]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Put in your museum display in stacks! Lot of 27 Liberty Head $5 U.S. gold sized California Counters with 49er miner gold panning reverse. Date: Cou
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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California Counters Dated 1849 Collection  [126122]5505 - California Counters Dated 1849 Collection [126122]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of fifteen California counters. Five each of the die varieties: Liberty 1849-5/Cal 5; Liberty 1849-5/ Cal 1; Liberty 1849-1/ Miner 1849-1. Date:
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Washington $10 Counters  [126110]5506 - George Washington $10 Counters [126110]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14 spiel markes with George Washington obverse in the size of $10 U.S. gold piece. Die varieties noted on the flips. Date: Country (if not
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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$10 Liberty Counter Collection Lot of 27  [121451]5507 - $10 Liberty Counter Collection Lot of 27 [121451]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of 27 different U.S. $10 gold size counters from the Fauver Collection. Varieties: 1) Liberty 1150// blank silver; 2) Lib. 1135 // sm 1030.
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Estimate : 600.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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$10-$50 Sized Counter Collection Lot of 22  [129336]5508 - $10-$50 Sized Counter Collection Lot of 22 [129336]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 22 counters of various denomination: 15 of $10; 3 of $20; 1 $25; 3 $50. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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$20 Sized Counters  [129348]5509 - $20 Sized Counters [129348]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13 counters in the style of $20 U.S. gold pieces. Die varieties noted on the 2 x 2. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenan
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Washington Counter Collection  [126109]5510 - George Washington Counter Collection [126109]
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Lot of nineteen spiel markes with George Washington obverses. $1, $2 1/2 & $5 U.S. gold piece sizes. Date: Country (if not USA): State: C...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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George Washington Counter Varieties  [129359]5511 - George Washington Counter Varieties [129359]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spiel markes with George Washington. Five examples $1 U.S. gold size; seven pieces $10 U.S. gold size. Several nice AU condition. Date: Country (i
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Early Counters of Unknown Origin  [126158]5512 - Early Counters of Unknown Origin [126158]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 23 fascinating jetons, some attributed to Germany or France, but mostly without attribution. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Early Counters With Crosses on Reverse  [126154]5513 - Early Counters With Crosses on Reverse [126154]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten early counters, possibly 1500s English? Medieval crosses on some. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Early Counters With Unusual Vignettes  [126157]5514 - Early Counters With Unusual Vignettes [126157]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight counters without attribution, with pictorial features such as Christ and other figures. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Counters Signed "I. H" Lot of 3  [126161]5515 - Counters Signed "I. H" Lot of 3 [126161]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three jetons attributed to "I.H." (I. Harnish?) Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Coll...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Counters Signed "L. K."   [126163]5516 - Counters Signed "L. K." [126163]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven counters attributed to "L.K." Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Radiant Eagle Counter Collection  [129340]5517 - Radiant Eagle Counter Collection [129340]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 31 counters with radiant eagle obverses; most in the size of a $5 U.S. gold piece. Two with loop for hanging; two counters with no eagle, each
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Counter American Undated  [132392]5518 - Counter American Undated [132392]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fauver Double Edge counter, Liberty Head obverse 1330 paired with Eagle reverse 1240. VF/EF Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provena
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Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Gaming Counters (Gold Rush Era)  [76925]5519 - Gaming Counters (Gold Rush Era) [76925]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Bronze, Spiel Marke Compositions//George Washington 1"; 2) Brass, In Unitate Fortitudo//George Washington 1/2". Date: Country (if no...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Extra Large Size Nuremberg Spiel Markes  [126172]5520 - Extra Large Size Nuremberg Spiel Markes [126172]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five spiel markes larger than 38 mm. Four are holed. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Benjamin Fauver Collection
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Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Wheel Route Silver Medallion  [132182]5521 - Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Wheel Route Silver Medallion [132182]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Made by Medallic Art Co. of New York, number 183 in a limited edition. Obv.: Manitou and Pikes Peak / Cog Wheel Route / (pictorial rail car); Rev.: 18
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Chicago Medals  [132543]5522 - Chicago Medals [132543]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five medals from Chicago: Interstate Industrial Exposition; Hannah & Hoag;1933 Century of Progress Art Deco medal; 1933 Century of Progre...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Helena Medals  [132189]5523 - Helena Medals [132189]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four commemorative medals from Helena, Montana: 1932 Masonic Home; 1936 75th Anniversary of Gold Mining in Montana; Union Bank & Trust; ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Montana Medals  [132193]5524 - Montana Medals [132193]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: 1) 1964 Montana Territorial Centennial: Lewis & Clark; 2) 1981 The Big Mountain, Whitefish; 3) J. R. Quigley Territory of Montana; ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Montana Medals  [132542]5525 - Montana Medals [132542]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1964 Official Souvenir Dollar; 1964 Montana Territory fifty dollar slug replica; 1965 Virginia City Centennial medallion. Date: Coun
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Montana Medals  [132196]5526 - Montana Medals [132196]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven: 1) 1919 Larabie Brothers Bankers, Deer Lodge (oldest bank in Montana); 2) 1915 Passing of The West, Billings; 3) 1965 Virginia City Terr
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana Territorial Centennial Official Souvenir Dollars  [132188]5527 - Montana Territorial Centennial Official Souvenir Dollars [132188]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three different official souvenir dollars celebrating the centennials of the establishment of Montana Territory in 1964: General George Armstro
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Automotive Medal Collection  [132186]5528 - Automotive Medal Collection [132186]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 22 medals featuring automobiles: MG; Buick; Cadillac; Pontiac; Mercury; Rambler; Chevrolet; Oldsmobile; Mack Truck. Date: Country (if not U
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Medal Collection  [132207]5529 - Miscellaneous Medal Collection [132207]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven medals: 1906 Harrisburg, PA: Dedication of new capitol building; 1893 Jefferson, Wis.: The Copeland & Byder Co.; Niagra Falls souv...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Numismatic Collection  [132541]5530 - Miscellaneous Numismatic Collection [132541]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of miscellaneous items: Brooklyn Bridge "the 8th Wonder" medal; Union Ferry Brooklyn Bridge ticket; 1932 "End the Depression&quo...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Automobile Dare Devil Medals  [132183]5531 - Automobile Dare Devil Medals [132183]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four medals celebrating auto daredevils: Tournament of Thrills; Lucky Teter (died 1942 car crash); Jerry Edwards, Stunt Driver; Joie Chitwoods
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Aztec Calendar Medallion  [132027]5532 - Aztec Calendar Medallion [132027]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large copper medal (116 mm) with a warrior on the obverse and the Aztec calendar on the reverse. Included is a detailed explanation of the "CUA...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Cycling Related Wooden Nickels and Pin  [130127]5533 - Cycling Related Wooden Nickels and Pin [130127]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. 1) Bicycle Wooden Nickel with bicycle vignette. Bert Easley, Phoenix. 2) Bicycle Wooden Nickel with bicycle vignette. Huntington Valley S
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Estimate : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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FDR Medals  [132184]5534 - FDR Medals [132184]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four medals honoring Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Winter White House at Warm Springs, Georgia; Franklin & Eleanor celebrating victory; St....
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Medal, Counter and Token Collection  [126123]5535 - Medal, Counter and Token Collection [126123]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Assortment of counters, medals and tokens: three Jetons; one cannon token; two camel counters; 1797 Charles II medal (period counterfeit?); 1901 Morav
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Medal Collection  [132546]5536 - Miscellaneous Medal Collection [132546]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A diverse variety of medals: 1876 Centennial dime sized medal; Independence Hall; Counter stamped 1831 large cent; Robert E. Lee commemorative; New De
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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River Plate Kennel Club Medal  [132116]5537 - River Plate Kennel Club Medal [132116]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: The River Plate Kennel Club / (pictorial dogs); rev.: Exposicion / (wreath). Bronze, 39 mm. Consignor believes the medal is circa 1880 and proba
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Shell Oil Company Game Tokens  [132545]5538 - Shell Oil Company Game Tokens [132545]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Shell gas stations had several games during the 1960s: Man In Space; Famous Faces & Facts; States of the Union; Presidents of the United States...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Shell Oil Company States of the Union Coin Set  [131235]5539 - Shell Oil Company States of the Union Coin Set [131235]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A series of solid bronze collectors coins issued in 1969 by Shell Oil Company. One completed board with all 50 medals; and 89 individual coins. Date
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover Medal by Frank Gasparro  [132114]5540 - Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover Medal by Frank Gasparro [132114]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover / portrait; Rev.: In Appreciation of his signal achievement in the practical use of atomic energy / (figure with
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Wooden Nickel Hoard  [131233]5541 - Wooden Nickel Hoard [131233]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 237 wooden nickels from all over the country. A lifetime collection! Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Roman and Medieval Buttons  [126136]5542 - Roman and Medieval Buttons [126136]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Found by metal detector, a lot of seven Roman and six medieval button. Prehistoric to the middle ages. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Franklin Mint 1980 Olympic Ingot stamps  [135403]5543 - Franklin Mint 1980 Olympic Ingot stamps [135403]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 of the Franklin Mint/ limited edition SET OF 1980 OLYMPIC STERLING SILVER 10 STAMPS. These are in the original protective holders. Included : Swi
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Pictorial California Emigration Box  [132011]5544 - Pictorial California Emigration Box [132011]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass box, 24 mm in diameter and 2 mm tall. Obverse; California / (pictorial mining scene) / 1849; reverse: (pictorial clipper ship, row boats on the
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Dies for Commemorative Medals from Arizona (Lot of 3)  [135323]5545 - Dies for Commemorative Medals from Arizona (Lot of 3) [135323]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different dollar size dies from the Northwest Territorial Mint Historical Die Collection. Other NWTM dies in this sale are in the Mining Section
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Jordan Babb Card Room Token Die  [84769]5546 - Jordan Babb Card Room Token Die [84769]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
21 mm. Jordan / Babb / Card Room. NWT Mint Historical Die Collection. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Idaho City: Jordan Provenance: Fred
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Kentucky So-Called Dollar Dies (2)  [135322]5547 - Kentucky So-Called Dollar Dies (2) [135322]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two dies from events that qualify for the So-Called Dollar Category. see photo. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Kentucky City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Oregon  Police Commemorative Medal Dies (3)  [135321]5548 - Oregon Police Commemorative Medal Dies (3) [135321]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different dies From the Northwest Territorial Mint Historical Die Collection. dollar size. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Oregon City:
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Estimate : 40.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Moique Smoke House die  [85053]5549 - Moique Smoke House die [85053]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Moique Smoke House die, nickle size. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Washington City: Moique Provenance: Fred Holabird Collection
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Estimate : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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