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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The Beaumont Company Advertisement Board for Ink Wells    [133793]5100 - The Beaumont Company Advertisement Board for Ink Wells [133793]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This advertisement board for the Beaumont Company lists a number of ink wells, ink bottles, and glass accessories. Manufactured in Morgantown West Vir
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Bitters Bottle Collection (10)  [121719]5101 - Bitters Bottle Collection (10) [121719]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten different bitters bottles, all listed in Ring-Hamm, with the Ring-Hamm catalog number. Carpathian Herb Bitters, with cork and orig lead outside se
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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British Shear Top Antique Bottle Collection (28)  [132275]5102 - British Shear Top Antique Bottle Collection (28) [132275]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of 28 shear top medicine, etc bottles, all very colorful and clean! They are about 1.5" to 4" in varying shades of aqua and gre...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Colorful Gargling Oil and Piso Group  [132339]5103 - Colorful Gargling Oil and Piso Group [132339]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six very attractive and colorful medical bottles, mostly 5.5" tall, and all rectangular: three different Gargling Oil from Lockport, NY, blue-a...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Eastern Soda Bottle Group (4)  [132332]5104 - Eastern Soda Bottle Group (4) [132332]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Eastern Sodas not listed in Mitchell 2008. 1. "Ed Blee / 108 / Philbert St / Phila" ( In rectangular slug plate) Iron pontil. Gree...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Iridescent Stained Blob Soda, c1870  [132366]5105 - Iridescent Stained Blob Soda, c1870 [132366]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twitchell soda from Philadelphia in light green with heavy iridescence, usually caused by burial in organic mud. Date: Country (if not USA): Sta
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Modern Crown Top Painted Label Soda Bottle Collection  [132215]5106 - Modern Crown Top Painted Label Soda Bottle Collection [132215]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of twenty-three (23) bottles of painted label and embossed soda collection. The embossed list is: Orange Crush 1920's blank...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mineral Water Bottle Group in Green (4)  [132330]5107 - Mineral Water Bottle Group in Green (4) [132330]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four green Eastern mineral water bottles, two scarce and two common. 1. P. Divine / Bottler / Philada" Iron pontil. Teal. 7" tall. 3&qu...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Embossed Beer Bottle Collection  [132213]5108 - Embossed Beer Bottle Collection [132213]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of 23 embossed beer bottles. They are: Providence Bottling Co., Sullivan Bros., F.L. Hazelton & Co. Boston, C. Berry & Co. Bot...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Coke Bottles with Carriers   [132214]5109 - Coke Bottles with Carriers [132214]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of fourteen (14) Coke bottles with two styles of 6-pack carriers. One carrier is all aluminum with a metal bale wire, the second
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Embossed Bottle Group  [132475]5110 - Embossed Bottle Group [132475]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wide variety of about 30 bottles and collectibles, includes San Jose Aqua Crown Top Soda, collectible mugs from varying places in the Central Valley
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Estimate : 50.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Embossed English Antique Bottle Collection (23)  [132276]5111 - Embossed English Antique Bottle Collection (23) [132276]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very nice collection of English/German embossed bottles. Great variety of colors, one early open pontil piece (Flecken Wasser), deep cobalt (palmacora
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Eye Wash Style Bottles (16)  [132277]5112 - Eye Wash Style Bottles (16) [132277]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sixteen tall, skinny antique bottles often holding eye wash, but other medical solutions or pills also. These vary in size from about 2.5" to 5...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Figural Balsam of Life Collection (6)  [132361]5113 - Figural Balsam of Life Collection (6) [132361]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six of the cute Balsam of Life bottles from London. each 2 3/4" tall. Three aqua varieties: open pontil, crude, large letters, blank base, sm...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gin Bottle Collection (6), c1860-1910  [122816]5114 - Gin Bottle Collection (6), c1860-1910 [122816]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice early gin bottle collection, six different. V. Hoytema & Co case gin, dark green, applied top. Blankenheym & Nolet, case gin, dark gre...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Ginger Beer Crockery and Others (6)  [132368]5115 - Ginger Beer Crockery and Others (6) [132368]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four ginger beers and two other crockery pieces. Henry Case (?) punched on shoulder, 8.5" tall, Lockett's Genuine Ginger Beer 6.5", E...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Glass Insulators, Hemingray and Other, Blue - 36, Clear - 6  [133725]5116 - Glass Insulators, Hemingray and Other, Blue - 36, Clear - 6 [133725]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of about 42 glass telephone line insulators, 36 in blue glass and 6 clear. Various sizes and manufacturers, such as Hemingray 12, 16, and 19,
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Green Open Pontil Onion Flasks (2)  [132329]5117 - Green Open Pontil Onion Flasks (2) [132329]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two green open pontil onion flasks of differing origin. 1. 7.75" tall. 5.5" diameter at base. 1.75" high kick up to open pontil. ...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Hobnail Green Glass Historical Flask  [131899]5118 - Hobnail Green Glass Historical Flask [131899]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hobnail Green Historical Flask 5.25" tall. 2" wide at base. 4" across. Open pontil. Base shows shelf wear and minor wear to extremit...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Light Green Historical Vase, Open Pontil  [132364]5119 - Light Green Historical Vase, Open Pontil [132364]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hand blown very light green vase, 2.5" tall and in diameter. Very light, thin glass similar to the old historic glass of eons past. Origin un...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Lime Green Spice Bottle  [132472]5120 - Lime Green Spice Bottle [132472]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lime green spice bottle, very crude with glass imperfections. A beauty for the spice collector. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Pr
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Estimate : 60.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Meyer Bros. & Co. Square Amber "Bitters"  [122817]5121 - Meyer Bros. & Co. Square Amber "Bitters" [122817]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic bitters-style medium amber square bottle, applied top, heavy whittle, small circular kickup in base. Not listed in Ring. This bottle could hav
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Olive Oil Bottle Collection (6)  [132473]5122 - Olive Oil Bottle Collection (6) [132473]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 different embossed olive oils, mostly California, 1890-1910. Includes Umberto in 3 sizes, 2 California Olive Oil Company, Acampo, CA; American Oliv
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Open Pontil Bottle Collection  (13)  [132279]5123 - Open Pontil Bottle Collection (13) [132279]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
twelve open pontil bottles and one iron pontil bottle. Choice group of very early blown glass, mostly American, c 1830-1860. Most are medical, all ve
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Poison Bottle Collection  (15)  [132278]5124 - Poison Bottle Collection (15) [132278]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Colorful and varied collection of American and British poison bottles, all with classic ribbed or stippled sides, deep cobalt to shades of green, incl
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ferro China Bottle & Others  [117947]5125 - Ferro China Bottle & Others [117947]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A CBL clear, a brown cabin shaped and a green Ferro China bottle. Each bottle appears to be in good condition. No apparent chips or bubbling. See phot
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Snuff Bottle Collection (Lot of 3)  [132326]5126 - Snuff Bottle Collection (Lot of 3) [132326]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two classic snuffs, approximately 4" tall, 1 5/8" thick and 2.5" wide. The first one is a beautiful Olive Green heavy whittle, the s...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Tom's Russian Liniment, Open Pontil  [132363]5127 - Tom's Russian Liniment, Open Pontil [132363]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Toms/ Russian/Liniment, three sunken panels, deep aqua, loads of character, big drippy top, open pontil, 4.5" tall, 1.5" square. Possibly...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Siphon Kumyscen Cobalt Milk Bottle, Reed & Cannrick  [131811]5128 - Siphon Kumyscen Cobalt Milk Bottle, Reed & Cannrick [131811]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Used in the making of Kummys. Kumis (there is a large variety of spellings) is made by fermenting raw unpasteurized mare's milk over the course ...
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Start Price : 170.00 | Estimate : 340.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Small Cobalt Blue, Vertical Ribbed, Open Pontil Historical Flask  [132322]5129 - Small Cobalt Blue, Vertical Ribbed, Open Pontil Historical Flask [132322]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 3/8" tall. 2 7/8" across. 1 3/4" thick. Ribbing from center of bottle to near the top. Microchip on top; difficult to see. Minor sh...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Old Valley Back Bar Bottle & Decanter  [117952]5130 - Old Valley Back Bar Bottle & Decanter [117952]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A crystal back-bar decanter that was once used to dispense "Old Valley" whiskey from The Cook & Bernheimer Co. of New York, NY (1863-1...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Embossed Whiskey Collection (9), c 1900-1920  [122815]5131 - Embossed Whiskey Collection (9), c 1900-1920 [122815]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine different embossed whiskey bottles. Security Distilling, Chicago, fluted shoulders, purple, qt, sm lip chip. Kellerstrass, Kansas City, fluted sh
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Buffalo Springs Straight Whiskey Back Bar Bottle  [132897]5132 - Buffalo Springs Straight Whiskey Back Bar Bottle [132897]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cut glass back bar whisky bottle, slight purplish tone, with hand ground label / BUFFALO / SPRINGS / STRAIGHT / WHISKEY /. Very good condition with no
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Pontil Black Glass Applied Top Whiskey Bottle, Treasure Find  [132471]5133 - Pontil Black Glass Applied Top Whiskey Bottle, Treasure Find [132471]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pontil Black Glass Applied Top Whiskey Bottle, sunken treasure. Early 3 piece mold, barnacle remnants not cleaned off, pontil base, deep green, heavy
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Civil War Clasped Hands Union Eagle Flask  [132331]5134 - Civil War Clasped Hands Union Eagle Flask [132331]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No pontil. 9.25" tall. 5 3/8" wide x 4" thick. Applied top. Pictorial bound by wreath with stars above: Clasped Hands / Masonic Symb...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Oxford, All Souls Common Room, Applied Seal Whiskey Bottle Pair   [132328]5135 - Oxford, All Souls Common Room, Applied Seal Whiskey Bottle Pair [132328]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Mint to near mint dark green whiskey bottles with applied seals " A.S. / C. R." The two bottles differ in style, one possibly and ale...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Aqua Open Pontil 1/6th Unembossed Whiskey Bottle  [131894]5136 - Aqua Open Pontil 1/6th Unembossed Whiskey Bottle [131894]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Aqua Open Pontil 1/6th Unembossed Whiskey Bottle. Heavy whittle. Great Character. 10" tall. 2.6" diameter base. Clean and beautiful. Dat...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Group of Six Schnapps, Whiskey, Bitters Bottles  [119657]5137 - Group of Six Schnapps, Whiskey, Bitters Bottles [119657]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Consists of ceramic decanter, Schiedam Aromatic Schnapps, Catto's Whiskey, Mount Vernon Rye Whiskey, Carl Sbad brown and an unidentified green....
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Whiskey and Bitters Bottle Group (12)  [132468]5138 - Whiskey and Bitters Bottle Group (12) [132468]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice varied group that includes Webbs, Lashes, Hostetters, Taussig, 2 clear shoe fly flasks. Interesting group. Many with stain, never cleaned. Date:
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 170.00
 
 
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Whiskey - Beer Bottle Group (9)  [132355]5139 - Whiskey - Beer Bottle Group (9) [132355]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Clear whiskey decanter with gold leaf trim 8.5" tall, fluted neck, leaded glass, c 1890-1900; three black glass bottles (ale, wine, beer); Burk...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Whisky, Beer, Soda Playing Card Collection  [135353]5140 - Whisky, Beer, Soda Playing Card Collection [135353]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 103 vintage playing cards advertising an array of liquor and soda companies, worldwide, c1800s-1900s. Includes 35 early soda cards, such as Coc
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Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Antique Bottle Collection (24)  [132274]5141 - Antique Bottle Collection (24) [132274]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collection of a wide variety of antique bottles in shape, size and genre. Includes a Warner's Safe Cure, many aqua embossed medicines, two...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Antique Bottle Collection (36)  [132273]5142 - Antique Bottle Collection (36) [132273]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large virgin bottle collection of 36 bottles from one collector. We've kept the group together, which includes some scarce and rare bottles plus...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Antique Bottle Group (5)  [132476]5143 - Antique Bottle Group (5) [132476]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Large Antique Bottles, Large Aqua Carboy about 2 gallon, tooled top, large tooled top light purple whiskey, about 18" tall, 2 large clear med...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Varied Antique Bottle Collection (18)  [122818]5144 - Varied Antique Bottle Collection (18) [122818]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice varied group of antique bottles. Better looking boottles: clear, light purple decanter, 11". Light green-aqua, heavy whittle, applied to...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Varied Antique Bottle Collection (About 115)  [132467]5145 - Varied Antique Bottle Collection (About 115) [132467]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 115 antique bottles. Includes about 22 purple salad dressing bottles, beer and wine (about 25), canning jars (about 6), gins (about 4), crockery
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Colorful Antique Bottle Collection (15)  [131890]5146 - Colorful Antique Bottle Collection (15) [131890]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spectacular color "window" or lighted shelf bottle collection. Cobalts, greens, aquas, amber. Includes 4 inks (nice tall cobalt master in...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Four San Francisco Giants / Budweiser poster Schedule and Ad  [131827]5147 - Four San Francisco Giants / Budweiser poster Schedule and Ad [131827]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
April of 1987. 20 x 18 . They finished in first place. Matt Williams and Will Cark were just beginning to show their prowess at this time.
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Braves Key Men Baseball Card Collection  [110544]5148 - Braves Key Men Baseball Card Collection [110544]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 550-plus baseball cards from the Atlanta Braves. Mostly Topps, c1975-1990. Mostly mint to near mint. Includes much duplication of the key player
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Estimate : 200.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Autographed Boston Red Sox Baseball and Boston Baked Beans  [132548]5149 - Autographed Boston Red Sox Baseball and Boston Baked Beans [132548]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
What year did Wade Boggs, Bill Buckner, Marty Barrett, Joe Sambito, Jim Rice, Roger Clemens play for the Boston Red Sox? Here's a ball with al...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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