Western Frontiers Auction (October 2022)

Auction Details

Welcome to the “Western Frontiers Auction,” our October 2022 sale coming hot off the heels of our exciting summer auction series!

This 2,100 lot, four-day auction has collectibles in over a dozen categories including Native Americana, Mining, Express, Numismatics, Art, Bottles, Stocks, Militaria, and General Americana.

Featured Collections

*The Gary Bracken Collection, Part III*
We continue to offer great rarities from the collection of Ponca City lawyer Gary Bracken. This sale includes Native Americana (baskets and pottery), tokens (Colorado and Oklahoma), foreign coins, Colorado bottles and billheads, and much more.

*Jim & Barbara Sherman Private Western Mining Museum Collection*
More great items from this unbelievable Tucson mining museum collection. Included in this sale is a Wild West/ Law & Order document group with signatures of key Western lawmen and figures including Pat Garrett, Emmett Dalton, Sam Houston, and a contract signed by both Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill! Other items include US gold coins, autographs, mining artifacts, militaria, and more.

*Nevada Express Collection*
This sale is the start of us selling a private world-class Nevada (and California) mining collection. Included in this auction is a fantastic Nevada philatelic/express section with Wells Fargo covers from numerous Nevada mining camps. Stay tuned for more exciting items from this collection coming in future sales!

*Colorado Mining Collection*
We are thrilled to offer rare Colorado mining ephemera and stocks from a wonderful private Colorado collection. Many of the mining stocks in this sale are pieces we have not offered before. For those that follow our sales closely, you know what that says about the high quality of this collection!

*Cameron Holloway Collection*
Gorgeous Native American/Southwest rugs and weavings (Day 4); Ansel Adams photographic prints (Day 3); plus a large selection of musical instruments (Day 1).

*Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Collection*
We’re honored to continue offering Joe’s Nevada mining stocks to our collectors. This sale features over 50 different Nevada territorial stocks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! And, as a bonus, most of Joe’s stocks come with research and stories he uncovered while curating this collection.

*Native Americana*
In addition to baskets and pottery from the Bracken Collection, our large Native Americana section has jewelry, beadwork, ephemera, and a large group of beautiful rugs and weavings.

*Historic Political Collection*
Ribbons, badges, and collectibles from numerous presidents including Lincoln, Harrison, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, and more.

*Militaria*
In addition to pieces from the Sherman Collection, we’re also offering rare military collectibles from a few other private collections. This sale has items from the Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars, and both World Wars including photographs, autographed documents, and artifacts.

*General Americana*
Photographs, rare documents, books, and artifacts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and more. Smaller categories include: gaming, tobacciana, musical instruments, and hard goods.

*Numismatics*
Gold US and foreign coins, currency, a large scrip collection, medals, exonumia, and tokens (California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, incl. Indian Traders).

*Mining*
Gold ore specimens from the Dr. James A. Saunders Collection; rare Western mining ephemera from Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada; and mining artifacts including lamps, assay, gold pans, and scales.

*And more: Art including a small group of Ansel Adams Yosemite prints; oil and watercolor paintings; and scenic prints and Western illustrations. Cowboy collectibles: spurs, barbed wire, and belt buckles.

Be sure to use the Keyword Search Tool on our website to search for items in your collecting categories.

We have a wonderful set of auctions planned for the rest of 2022 including our SS Central America Auctions beginning at the end of this year. We are specifically looking for treasure-related items, ingots, gold nuggets, and Gold Rush collectibles to add to these sales that will feature “Treasures from the Land & Sea.”

And we’re always looking for consignments in other categories, including Mining, Railroadiana, Native Americana, Numismatics, Bottles, and more.

If you would like to know more about consigning, or if you have any questions or comments about this sale, please give our office a call at 775-851-1859.

Our friendly staff is ready to help you continue to build your collection. Or if you’re ready to sell, we’d love to bring your collection to market. We’ve created an astonishing community of customers around the world, including private collectors, institutions, and dealers. Your collection could set the next world-record!

Thanks again for your continued interest in our auctions. And as we like to say, bid early and bid often!

--The Holabird Team--

AUCTION SCHEDULE

Day 1, Thursday, October 13th, 2022 (Lots 1000-1550)
Express & Philatelic (1000-1125)
General Americana (1126-1550)
Geographically Sorted
Misc. Categories incl. Gaming, Tobacciana, & Musical Instruments

Day 2, Friday, October 14th, 2022 (Lots 2000-2535)
Political Collectibles (2000-2043)
Militaria (2044-2171)
Chronologically Sorted
Firearms & Weaponry (2172-2193)
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera (2194-2334)
Stock Certificates & Bonds (2335-2535)
Mining (2335-2501) feat. Colorado and Nevada
Railroad & Misc. (2502-2535)

Day 3, Saturday, October 15th, 2022 (Lots 3000-3528)
Art feat. Ansel Adams (3000-3055)
Wild West and Law & Order (3056-3100)
Cowboy (3101-3119)
Numismatics (3120-3528)
Coins (3120-3176)
Currency & Scrip (3177-3225)
Medals & Exonumia (3226-3273)
Tokens (3274-3528)

Day 4, Sunday October 16th, 2022 (Lots 4000-4485)
Native Americana (4000-4214)
Baskets
Pottery
Jewelry
Rugs
Apparel & Artifacts
Art & Ephemera
Saloon & Brewing Ephemera (4215-4238)
Bottles (4239-4485)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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San Luis Mining & Reduction Company Stock Certificate [155454]2500 - San Luis Mining & Reduction Company Stock Certificate [155454]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Illinois. No. 671, issued for 100 shares to George Culver in 1891 in St. Louis. Signed by president G Paddock and secretary Banister. Not canc
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Russian Mining Stocks (3) [156609]2501 - Russian Mining Stocks (3) [156609]
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Three different stock certificates from Russian mining companies including the Russian (Smieloff) Chain, Anchor, and Testing Works (1911), the Compagn
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Sao Paulo Tramway, Light and Power Stock [156483]2502 - Sao Paulo Tramway, Light and Power Stock [156483]
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Issued Sao Paulo Tramway, Light and Power stock, 1932. 3 tears, 2 reverse tape repairs, top creases. Please inspect, sold as is. Date: Country (if
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Waterford & Limerick Railway Company Stock Certificate [148316]2503 - Waterford & Limerick Railway Company Stock Certificate [148316]
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No. 12116, issued to John Pullein Hawkey of Dublin for one share in November 1845. Signed by two directors and secretary. Blue print on light blue pap
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Mexico Tramways Stock and Bonds, 4 [156481]2504 - Mexico Tramways Stock and Bonds, 4 [156481]
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2 issued Mexico Tramways stocks, 1909 and 1913. 2 share warrants, $100 in gold, 1909 and 1916, both with edge damage. Date: Country (if not USA):
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Russia Railroad Bonds, 9 [156485]2505 - Russia Railroad Bonds, 9 [156485]
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9 old Russia railroad bonds. Date: Country (if not USA): Russia State: City: Provenance:
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California Street Railroad Company Stock Pair [155451]2506 - California Street Railroad Company Stock Pair [155451]
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Lot of 2 different. 1) California Street Railroad Company. Inc. 1876. No. 162, issued for 50 shares to GF Bowman in 1885 in SF. Signed by president Ch
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******1 for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Yosemite Short Line Railway Bond [156417]2507 - Yosemite Short Line Railway Bond [156417]
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Yosemite Short Line Railway bond. $100, issued in 1905. Has 2 French 1924 over stamps. YSL locomotive vignette. Date: Country (if not USA): Stat
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Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly Railroad Co. Bond [155430]2508 - Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly Railroad Co. Bond [155430]
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Bond no. 34. $500. Signed by president John D. Chipman and treasurer Henry M. Soule. Not cancelled. Green border, dark purple print. Locomotive vignet
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h********h for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly Railroad Co. Bond [155431]2509 - Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly Railroad Co. Bond [155431]
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Bond no. 39. $500. Issued in 1899. Signed by president John D. Chipman and treasurer Henry M. Soule. Not cancelled. Green border, dark purple print. L
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p****s for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Kona & Kau Railway Company Bond [148247]2510 - Kona & Kau Railway Company Bond [148247]
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Inc. in the Territory of Hawaii. No. 79, issued for $100 on May 31st, 1902. Signed by president Cooper and secretary FW Johnson. Not cancelled. Green
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Railroad Stock Certificate with John Adams Dix Autograph and Postal Cover [155888]2511 - Railroad Stock Certificate with John Adams Dix Autograph and Postal Cover [155888]
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This group has a railroad stock certificate for the Mississippi & Missouri Railroad Company signed by President John Adams Dix. The stock is in ...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to a****y for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Two Michigan Railroad Bonds incl. Imprinted Revenue (RN) [148319]2512 - Two Michigan Railroad Bonds incl. Imprinted Revenue (RN) [148319]
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Lot of 2 different. 1) Flint and Pere Marquette Railway Company. $1,000 bond, issued in 1868. RN-W2 imprinted revenue. Pen and punch cancelled. Two ra
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co. Stock Signed by Jay Gould [148315]2513 - Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co. Stock Signed by Jay Gould [148315]
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No. B10432, issued for 100 shares to S.F. Stanton on August 24th, 1880. Signed by president Jay Gould and secretary Clemson. Punch cancelled signature
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New York & New Jersey Railroad Stocks & Bonds [148314]2514 - New York & New Jersey Railroad Stocks & Bonds [148314]
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Lot of 10 different. Includes: New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Co. (1901, $1,000 bond, railroad vignette and 1912 $1,000 bond, railroad...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********o.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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New York Cable Railway Bond [156484]2515 - New York Cable Railway Bond [156484]
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New York Cable Railway bond, 1884 with all but 2 coupons. Date: Country (if not USA): State: New York City: Provenance:
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Galveston, Houston and Henderson Rail Road Bond [156482]2516 - Galveston, Houston and Henderson Rail Road Bond [156482]
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Green Galveston, Houston and Henderson Rail Road bond with 19 coupons. 1855. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Texas City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Eastern Rail Road Stocks and Bonds, 11 [156440]2517 - Eastern Rail Road Stocks and Bonds, 11 [156440]
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Group of 9 Eastern railroad stocks and 2 bonds. Stocks-Miami Extension Canal, Boston and Providence Railroad, Old Colony Railroad, Columbus & Xe...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Eastern Railroad Bond Group [156607]2518 - Eastern Railroad Bond Group [156607]
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Group of common bonds from eastern railroads including the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, the Chocktaw, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railroad, the Lehigh
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Midwest US Railroad Stock Group incl. CP Huntington Autograph [148318]2519 - Midwest US Railroad Stock Group incl. CP Huntington Autograph [148318]
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Lot of 6 different. Best is Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad Company stock, 1894, signed by CP Huntington as president. (His signature i...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Midwest US Railroad Stocks & Bonds  [148313]2520 - Midwest US Railroad Stocks & Bonds [148313]
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Lot of 8 different. Includes: Jeffersonville Rail Road Co. (Indiana, 1851 stock); Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore Railroad Co. (1889 stock, r...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Railroad Stock Group [158358]2521 - Railroad Stock Group [158358]
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1883 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR letterhead. Unissued Alabama and Vicksburg Railway stock. Unissued Solomon Valley, Phillipsburg and Northern...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Western Railroad Corporation Stock Certificates [153698]2522 - Western Railroad Corporation Stock Certificates [153698]
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Four different Western Railroad Corporation stock certificates. Two signed by Josiah Quincy. Dated 1839, 1846, 1852 & 1861 (with revenue stamp)....
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Automotive Stocks and Bonds, 10 [156041]2523 - Automotive Stocks and Bonds, 10 [156041]
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5 General Motors 1951 bonds. Stocks-Caravan Motors, Nampa Automobile, Norwich & New York Transportation, Universal Aero-Transportation, Nash Mot...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Early Auto Stock and Bond, 2 [156449]2524 - Early Auto Stock and Bond, 2 [156449]
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Issued Lincoln Motor Co., stock 1922. Edge wear and upper corner chip. French bond, Usines d'Automobiles G. Brouhot 1906. Left seam chip, 2x .5&...
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French Bicycle Racing Stocks (3),  [156606]2525 - French Bicycle Racing Stocks (3), [156606]
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Three different French bicycle racing stocks. A) 100-franc stock certificate from the Stade-Velodrome de la Ville de Nice. Issued on May 14, 1927. 25
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Hancock Town Company Stock Certificate (Colorado Ghost Town) [155446]2526 - Hancock Town Company Stock Certificate (Colorado Ghost Town) [155446]
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Incorporated in Colorado. Dateline Hancock, Colo. Certificate number 84, issued in 1881 to J. W. Gannett, Trustee. Signed by president J. A. Evans and
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to S****2 for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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First National Bank of Ouray Stock Certificate [148253]2527 - First National Bank of Ouray Stock Certificate [148253]
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Very rare. Dateline Ouray, Colorado, Sept. 5th, 1889. No. 21, issued for 10 shares to AG Siddons. Signed by the president, George Arthur Price, and ca
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Silverton, Ophir & San Miguel Toll-Road Co. Of Colorado Stock Certificate [156422]2528 - Silverton, Ophir & San Miguel Toll-Road Co. Of Colorado Stock Certificate [156422]
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This is the first time we've offered this. An extremely rare Colorado toll road certificate! Inc. in Colorado, March 1882. No. 40, issued for 25...
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to e********5 for (600.00 + 150.00) = 750.00
 
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American Express Stock with Wells, Fargo and Holland Signatures, Framed [156214]2529 - American Express Stock with Wells, Fargo and Holland Signatures, Framed [156214]
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Framed American Express stock, issued 1864 with Wells, Fargo and Holland signatures plus Wells and Fargo photos. Frame 19x16". Stock has 2 full...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to j*****0 for (200.00 + 44.00) = 244.00
 
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New Brewery Company Carlisle Limited  [146549]2530 - New Brewery Company Carlisle Limited [146549]
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Certificate No 14, issued to George Mounsey Kingfield, Cumberland Esquire on February 2, 1879, cancelled 1891. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Chinese Government Bonds (2) [156612]2531 - Chinese Government Bonds (2) [156612]
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A) The Chinese Government Five Per Cent Reorganization Gold Lond of 1913. Written in four different languages. Bond coupons attached. 13 x 18 inches.
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********o.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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German Bond with Coupons, 1808 [156409]2532 - German Bond with Coupons, 1808 [156409]
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German bond issued in 1808 with 24 coupons. Lot includes PASS-CO CofA. Date: Country (if not USA): Germany State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mexican Bonds, 2, 1899 [156410]2533 - Mexican Bonds, 2, 1899 [156410]
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2 Mexican bonds from 1899 with coupons and PASS-CO CofA. Condition: cheap plastic frames are losing edges. Date: Country (if not USA): Mexic
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********o.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Russian Bonds (8) [156611]2534 - Russian Bonds (8) [156611]
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Eight different Russian bonds including Moscow municipal bonds and others. Entirely written in Russian. These bonds are from the 1890s and 1900s. Aver
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Assorted Stocks and Bonds, Includes Watch Co.'s, 25 [156051]2535 - Assorted Stocks and Bonds, Includes Watch Co.'s, 25 [156051]
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About 25 stocks and 2 bonds. Stocks-Waltham Watch, Chicago Cotton, Cannon Shoe, Elgin National Watch, Montana Phonograph, Breakfast Brownies and more.
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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