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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Gilbert's Pure Rye, Simon Sanders & Co. Jug  [156679]4450 - Gilbert's Pure Rye, Simon Sanders & Co. Jug [156679]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
GILBERT'S PURE RYE/SIMON SANDERS & CO./TRINIDAD, COL. Fancy, presentation type jug. Smaller than 1/2 gallon. Unlisted variant of Preble ( ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Simon Sanders & Co. Jug [156681]4451 - Simon Sanders & Co. Jug [156681]
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SIMON SANDERS & CO./WHOLESALE/LIQUOR DEALERS/TRINIDAD, COLO. 1/2 gallon jug. Another unlisted variant of Preble ( J 246). Sloped shoulders, 7 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to G*********0 for (450.00 + 112.50) = 562.50
 
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Simon Sanders & Co. Jug [156682]4452 - Simon Sanders & Co. Jug [156682]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
SIMON SANDERS & CO./WHOLESALE/LIQUOR DEALERS/TRINIDAD, COLO. 1/2 gallon jug. Still another unlisted variant of Preble ( J 246). This one i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to m****2 for (750.00 + 187.50) = 937.50
 
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Ford & Salzer Mini Jug [158614]4453 - Ford & Salzer Mini Jug [158614]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scratch writing. Compliments Of/ Ford & Salzer/Victor Colo. Handle missing, lip wear, .25" base chip and wear. Date: Country (if not USA...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 350.00
Sold to r****1 for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Dick Bros. Jug [157807]4454 - Dick Bros. Jug [157807]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J263 in Preble. Dick Bros./Walsenburg/Colo. 7.5x6", half gallon. "O" on Bros. has 1" spot, 1.5" side chip. Date: Country...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John Chetelat Mini Jug [158547]4455 - John Chetelat Mini Jug [158547]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scratch writing. John Chelat/West Cliff/Colo. Lip ding, handle half missing, base wear. Please inspect. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Color
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 350.00
Sold to B*******1 for (475.00 + 118.75) = 593.75
 
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Antlers Bar Jug, Yampa, CO [156644]4456 - Antlers Bar Jug, Yampa, CO [156644]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
ANTLERS BAR,/YAMPA, - COLO. 1/2 gallon jug. Very rare- possibly only three known. Preble reference (J 265). White glaze, 8 1/4" tall. A 5/8...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to w**********e for (1,200.00 + 264.00) = 1,464.00
 
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Colorado Kuner Jar Group, 7 [157833]4457 - Colorado Kuner Jar Group, 7 [157833]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 different Kuner jars. Pickles, distilled vinegar, ketchup and other foods. 2 pickles 8x6.5" and 6x3". 2 large mouth crocks, 1 half gallo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j********n.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Keystone Grocery Mini Jug [158615]4458 - Keystone Grocery Mini Jug [158615]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 tone printed. Compliments Of/ Keystone. Grocery. Co/Blue, Grass,/ Bello, Vinegar. Handle repaired, .25" base chip. Date: Country (if not ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to D******D for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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GG Warth Soda Bottle [158670]4459 - GG Warth Soda Bottle [158670]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare G.G Warth/Burlington/Iowa blob top soda c. 1880. perhaps 2 or 3 examples known, and this being the only one in cobalt/sapphire. 1 small lip
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t***6 for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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New Mexico Mineral Water Bottle [155998]4460 - New Mexico Mineral Water Bottle [155998]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
McDermott Co. Bottlers, Faywood Hot Springs, N. Mex, 11" tall, 4.5" diameter. We have only had one of these in the past. Tooled blob top...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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New York Seltzer Bottle Trio [156404]4461 - New York Seltzer Bottle Trio [156404]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 New York seltzers. J Wolfson/J. W./Brooklyn, N. Y. Wren Beverages/West Islip, L. I./Tel./Mohawk 9-2040/Home Delivery/Cont. 26 Oz. Spiral A. Barthe?/
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*********2 for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Rare ST. L. & S. F. RY. CO.  Railroad Jug. [156640]4462 - Rare ST. L. & S. F. RY. CO. Railroad Jug. [156640]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two gallon St. L. & S. F./ RY. CO. jug. St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company. This jug is 13" tall. Two tone glaze with the top an...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Backbar Whiskey Group (3) [155997]4463 - Backbar Whiskey Group (3) [155997]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Three backbar whiskey decanters of varying shapes and sizes. Majestic Club w/stopper, pinch bottle, 9" tall. Carstairs Rye, small ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Western Whiskey Group (7) [155992]4464 - Western Whiskey Group (7) [155992]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. Western Whiskies, c. 1890 - 1910. Embossed; G.O. Blakes Rye & Bourbon Quart; Jesse Moore Tool Top Amber, small base chip; Lewis Taus...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w**********e for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Circa 1900 Paper Label Whiskey Collection (10) [155993]4465 - Circa 1900 Paper Label Whiskey Collection (10) [155993]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. One Petts Bald Eagle Whiskey, Boston, full face embossing plus label; Green River Whiskey, labeled two sides; Old 51 Whiskey; Old JH Cutte
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Nice Whiskey Label Group [158397]4466 - Nice Whiskey Label Group [158397]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice group of 15 Whiskey and alcohol labels with some uncommon. Old Hickory, Champion, Fleckenstein Mayer, Monogram, Little, Jule's, Julius Go...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Mostly Famous Whiskey Shot Glasses, 7 [157717]4467 - Mostly Famous Whiskey Shot Glasses, 7 [157717]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 different mostly famous Whiskey shot glasses. Argonaut/Whiskey/E.Martin & Co. with gold lip. Jesse Moore. The Hayner Distilling Co./Dayton, O....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*****E for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Rare Tip-Top Shot Glass [156330]4468 - Rare Tip-Top Shot Glass [156330]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare shot glass we have never seen before. No trademark found for Tip-Top Whiskey. We believe this was for use with any top shelf whiskey. Semi froste
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to B*****8 for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Wild West Figure Decanters, c. 1970s [156383]4469 - Wild West Figure Decanters, c. 1970s [156383]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of porcelain decanters manufactured by McCormick Distilling Company. These decanters are in the shapes of Wild West figures including Black Bart
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Bitters Collection (4) [156104]4470 - Bitters Collection (4) [156104]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different bitters bottles. Plantation Bitters, medium amber, six log, mint. Doyles hop, bitters, 1872, medium amber, mint. Two others. Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a******a for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Cures & Medical Bottles (5) [156105]4471 - Cures & Medical Bottles (5) [156105]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice example of Tippecanoe by Warner, a beauty. Warner Safe Cure, Door on Right. USA Med'L Dep't, aqua stained, 9" tall, probably dug...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Jugs and Mason Jar, 8 [156352]4472 - Jugs and Mason Jar, 8 [156352]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 different vessels. Mason jar, Platte Valley Corn Whiskey, mercury, ink etc. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Gary Bra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 260.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Large Aqua Jeroboam [156222]4473 - Large Aqua Jeroboam [156222]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
c. 1850's large aqua jeroboam. Open pontil and applied top. Would have originally had a custom wood shipping crate. 18x12". Date: Countr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to a******a for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Large Aqua Poison [155991]4474 - Large Aqua Poison [155991]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large aqua poison, ribbed sides, 5" diameter, 114" tall, "poison" in two places on the shoulder; on base, J Kilner & Sons, W...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to o******x for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Gin Collection (4) [155994]4475 - Gin Collection (4) [155994]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Collection of four different gin bottles, two w/original paper labels. Embossed Blankenheym & Nolet Quart, 4" crack in edge. T...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Demijohn Pair [156106]4476 - Demijohn Pair [156106]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two older Demijohns w/applied tops. Dark green, 13.5" tall, c. 1860. Dark-to-red amber, 13" tall, c. 1870. Date: Country (if not US...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****H for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Cincinnati Pair, Ceramic Whiskey & Beer (2) [155996]4477 - Cincinnati Pair, Ceramic Whiskey & Beer (2) [155996]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Klein Bros & Hyman/Cincinnati/Keystone Rye, 8.5" tall, 4.5" diameter, hand painted whiskey jug, gold lettering, colored flo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to O********c for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Pirates Ale Bottle [156102]4478 - Pirates Ale Bottle [156102]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic c. 1800 - 1840 ale bottle. Dark green "black glass". These are classic shipwreck bottles, of which this is probably one. Date: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w**********e for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Pewter/Glass Flask, 2 Shot Glasses, 2 Old Cigars [156331]4479 - Pewter/Glass Flask, 2 Shot Glasses, 2 Old Cigars [156331]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Glass early 19th century whiskey flask with pewter bottom protector and cap, 6x3.5". 2 old cigars, possible Civil War era? 2 shot glasses, one ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********t.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Soda Bottle Group, 35 [155101]4480 - Soda Bottle Group, 35 [155101]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 35 vintage soda bottles. Pepsi, Coca Cola, Crush, Fresca, Crush, Royal Crown, Dr. Pepper and more. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b********t.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Soda Bottles, 12 [155105]4481 - Soda Bottles, 12 [155105]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 assorted sodas, 9 clear, 1 green, 1 can. NuGrape, 2 Sun Crest, Double Cola, Mission etc. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provena
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b********t.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Soda Bottles, 4 [155104]4482 - Soda Bottles, 4 [155104]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 different soda bottles. Purple, 2 aqua, light cobalt Gilt Edge Sweet Soda with original paper label. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b********t.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Coca Cola Chalkboard Signs,5, and 1 More [157528]4483 - Coca Cola Chalkboard Signs,5, and 1 More [157528]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 different metal Coca Cola chalkboard signs, 28x20", 1 has top edge rust. Wood framed mirror/blackboard 31.5x19.5" with frame marks. Plas...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to R********a.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Coca Cola Relieves Fatigue Framed Mirror [157521]4484 - Coca Cola Relieves Fatigue Framed Mirror [157521]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large Coca Cola Relieves Fatigue framed mirror. Is it due to caffeine or cocaine? Frame 29.5x41.5". Date: Country (if not USA): State: C...
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Start Price : 170.00 | Estimate : 340.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Graniteware Spittoon [158406]4485 - Graniteware Spittoon [158406]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original graniteware spittoon. Might have been used in an Old West saloon. About 5.5 inches tall and 9 inches in diameter. Some chips in the enamel re
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to M*****l for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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