Western Railroad Passes, Montana, Western Americana and Gold

Auction Details

Our Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016 auction is a simultaneous live and internet event with 1,800 lots split over three days. Here is a general breakdown of the 3 days, all of which feature different collecting categories:

DAY ONE (Sept. 30th)

*The Ken Prag Western Pass Collection: Nearly 1,000 railroad, stagecoach, steamship and express passes incl. important autographs such as Jay Gould, Otto Mears, and Leland Stanford.

*Western Bottles: Following up on the great 49er Bottle Show in Sacramento, we have more rare, pristine, unusual, and special bottles in this auction.

DAY TWO (Oct. 1st)

*Western U.S. Placer Gold & Ingot Collection: From small nuggets to 1.8 troy ounce nuggets to gold specimens weighing over 7 troy ounces. Also, a William Sharon Presentation Dinner Ingot!

*Montana Tokens, Postal History, Ephemera, Books & Gaming Chips: A fabulous selection featuring more great items from the Svoboda Collection and others.

DAY THREE (Oct. 2nd)

*Our General Americana section featuring a wide variety of Western treasures: scales, a strong box, badges, ribbons, jewelry, watches, and a large collection of important and rare books (Nevada and California History, 1st Editions, Military, Native Americana, Biographies, Presidential, etc.).
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Pioneer Soda Water Company1551 - Pioneer Soda Water Company
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pioneer Soda Water Co., embossed shield with emblem, San Francisco. Tall aqua applied top soda, no pontil. Extremely rare. This rare aqua soda with so
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9*****F for (400.00 + 84.00) = 484.00
 
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Two F. Chevalier Castle Whiskey Bottles1552 - Two F. Chevalier Castle Whiskey Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two choice F. Chevalier Castle Whiskey bottles. San Francisco. Both bottles are Barnett number 144 but are significantly different. One bottle is ligh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****F for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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W. H. Burt Soda Bottle1553 - W. H. Burt Soda Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
W. H, Burt, San Francisco. Deep green, iron pontil, applied top soda. Professionally cleaned, very minor surface where, thick glass, a very nice speci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9*****F for (180.00 + 37.80) = 217.80
 
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Williams & Severance Soda Bottle1554 - Williams & Severance Soda Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Williamson Severance, San Francisco. Soda and mineral waters. Iron Pontil. Applied top. Medium teal green, a beautiful example. Williams & Sever...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9*****F for (750.00 + 157.50) = 907.50
 
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XLCR Soda Works, San Francisco1555 - XLCR Soda Works, San Francisco
Holabird Western Americana Collections
XLCR Soda Works, San Francisco. This is a choice dark aqua example of the XLCR with a little bit of green and amber in the glass. Unfortunately, it ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****F for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Pacific Congress Springs, Running Deer, Mineral Water1556 - Pacific Congress Springs, Running Deer, Mineral Water
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spectacular deep lime green Pacific Congress Springs Mineral Water bottle with a beautify repaired top at the base of the neck.8" tall. A numbe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Lippincott & Vaughan Soda Bottle1557 - Lippincott & Vaughan Soda Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Deep green Lippincott & Vaughan applied top soda bottle from Stockton. The bottle is only marked L and V. Graphite Pontil. Minor abrasions near ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****F for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Spaulding Drug Co. Bottle1558 - Spaulding Drug Co. Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spaulding Drug Co., Prescriptions our Specialty, Susanville, Cal. 5.3" tall, light purple, mint. This is one of three variants of Spaulding'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to t*****5 for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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California Natural Seltzer Water1559 - California Natural Seltzer Water
Holabird Western Americana Collections
California Natural Seltzer Water. H & G with an embossed bear on the reverse. This is one of the more popular California pictorial soda bottles...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*****F for (600.00 + 126.00) = 726.00
 
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Five Different California Split Beers1560 - Five Different California Split Beers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of five different California split beers. Mirrasoul Bros., San Francisco. Clean, mint. Grace Bros. Brewing Company, Santa Rosa. Clean, mint
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Pearson's Soda Works1561 - Pearson's Soda Works
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pearson's Soda Works. Aqua applied top soda bottle. This bottle has been found in all three locations for the Pearson Soda Works: Carson City, P...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to F****e for (950.00 + 218.50) = 1,168.50
 
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Two Embossed Eagle Beer Bottles1562 - Two Embossed Eagle Beer Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two beer bottles with embossed Eagles from California. American Brewing Company, West Berkeley Cal, with picture of an eagle on a branch. This beer bo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 180.00
Sold to k*******2 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Two Rare California Split Beers1563 - Two Rare California Split Beers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two rare California split beers with embossed logos. Gambrinus Bottling Co., San Francisco. Clean and mint. Alabama Brewing Co., San Francisco. Clean,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Excelsior Soda Works, Hilo1564 - Excelsior Soda Works, Hilo
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Excelsior Soda Works, Hilo. Tall aqua Hutchinson soda. 8" tall, tool top, blank base. Catalogue number 333 in Elliott and Gould, Hawaiian bottl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Three Maui Soda Works Bottles1565 - Three Maui Soda Works Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three Maui Soda Works bottles. Two are identical: Maui Soda Works, four piece molds, catalogue number 447 in Elliott and Gould. Both are sparkling min
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****F for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Waialua Soda Works1566 - Waialua Soda Works
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Waialua Soda Works. Tall aqua Hutchinson soda, 7.75" tall, diamond embossed on the bottom, tooled top. Appears to be bottle number 310 in Ellio...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****F for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Pair of Hawaii Soda Bottles1567 - Pair of Hawaii Soda Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pair of Hawaii soda bottles. Tall crowntop, Honolulu, B. & M. Co., Ltd, Honolulu T. H. The second bottle is a four piece crowntop soda Property ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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J. P.  Plummer, Boston1568 - J. P. Plummer, Boston
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J. P. Plummer, Boston, Bottle Not Sold. Gorgeous cobalt blue applied top soda. Circa 1855. No apparent damage, bright and sparkling. City: Boston
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to L**********9 for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Mrs. E. Kidder Dysentery Cordial, Boston1569 - Mrs. E. Kidder Dysentery Cordial, Boston
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mrs. E. Kidder Dysentery Cordial, Boston. Open Pontil. Aqua. Crude. Applied top, 8" tall. Appears to be problem free, a beautiful bottle. Cit...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Liquid Bread, A Pure Malt1570 - Liquid Bread, A Pure Malt
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Liquid Bread, A Pure Malt. Cobalt blue applied top beer bottle with original face and neck labels. A Pure Extract of Malt. ... Unsurpassed Tonic ... a
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to S********e for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Hinchman & Alward Drug Bottle, Virginia City, Montana.1571 - Hinchman & Alward Drug Bottle, Virginia City, Montana.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4" drugstore bottle, Hinchman & Alward druggists Virginia City, Montana. Penn oval. No makers Mark on base. Clear with minor stain, no appa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 72.00) = 372.00
 
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Bullionville, Nevada Drug Bottle1572 - Bullionville, Nevada Drug Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Possibly Unique paper labeled drug bottle from Bullionville. Moore, Druggist, Bullionville. Label at 50%. Dug by Holabird in Pioche about 1981. Used f
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****F for (350.00 + 73.50) = 423.50
 
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Fred Clark, All 3 Embossed Variants1573 - Fred Clark, All 3 Embossed Variants
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different embossed variants of Fred Clark's drug bottles. The earliest of the trio is from Ely-McGill.. The other two are mavericks, and d...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Lewis Drug Co., Ely Nevada1574 - Lewis Drug Co., Ely Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lewis Drug Company, Ely Nevada. Gorgeous light purple. 4-1/8" tall. Vivian Lewis ran his drug store inside the famous Northern Hotel from 1906-...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to 9*****F for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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A. B. Stewart Gold Hill Drug Bottle1575 - A. B. Stewart Gold Hill Drug Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A. B. Stewart drug bottle from Gold Hill, with ABS monogram, 4.3" tall, as originally found. No chips visible. Flat base, minor stain. Stewart&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****d for (190.00 + 38.00) = 228.00
 
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J. Jones, Gold Hill Drug Bottle, c18641576 - J. Jones, Gold Hill Drug Bottle, c1864
Holabird Western Americana Collections
John Jones Jr. embossed in a ribbon pattern in flint glass. internal stain as originally found. lip chips. Jones was a pioneer druggist on the Comstoc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to W*****h for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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John Jones Jr. Drug Bottle, Gold Hill1577 - John Jones Jr. Drug Bottle, Gold Hill
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J. Jones Jr., Gold Hill, Nevada clear square drug bottle, no embossing on base. 3.5" tall, No chips or cracks. original as found. Variety 3, c1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****F for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Paper Label John Jones, Jr. Bottle, Gold Hill1578 - Paper Label John Jones, Jr. Bottle, Gold Hill
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare paper label Jones bottle . Glycerin. 80% of label present. 5" tall. as found. Shown on page 160 of Nevada Bottle Book v2. City: Gold Hill...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to D******a for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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R.E. Queen Drug Bottle1579 - R.E. Queen Drug Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful R.E. Queen drug bottle from Reno. Made only from 1877-1879, Queen was an influential force in the American drug scene, later patenting Calif
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Sparks Bottling Company1580 - Sparks Bottling Company
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sparks Bottling Company, Sparks Nevada. Aqua 4 piece mold crown top bottle, "S" on the bottle. The bottle was made for soda water and prod...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to W*****h for (190.00 + 38.00) = 228.00
 
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Union Brewery Ceramic Whiskey1581 - Union Brewery Ceramic Whiskey
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare ceramic Union Brewery whiskey decanter made by Rick Hoover when he owned the brewery in Virginia City. These were made in the late 1970's a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to F*****6 for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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John Finning Soda Works1582 - John Finning Soda Works
Holabird Western Americana Collections
John Finning Soda Works, Yerington, Nevada. This scarce aqua four piece mold crowntop soda bottle was made during the period 1903 to 1911. For some re
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to W*****h for (95.00 + 19.00) = 114.00
 
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Four Different Paper Labeled Nevada Soda Bottles.1583 - Four Different Paper Labeled Nevada Soda Bottles.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different paper labeled Nevada soda bottles. All crown tops. Silver State Lime Ricky by Chisholm's on green glass. Canadian Club Dry Ginger...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t*******d for (35.00 + 7.00) = 42.00
 
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From the Laboratory of G. W. Merchant Chemist1584 - From the Laboratory of G. W. Merchant Chemist
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Laboratory of G. W. Merchant Chemist Lockport, New York. Deep blue aqua, applied top, no pontil, rectangle, medicine. 5" tall, 2.5&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****F for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Cheimstreet & Co1585 - Cheimstreet & Co
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cheimstreet & Co., Troy, New York. Light to medium cobalt medicine, eight sided, open pontil. 7" tall. Bright and clean with no apparent d...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****F for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Dr. Hams Aromatic Invigorating Spirit, NY1586 - Dr. Hams Aromatic Invigorating Spirit, NY
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dr. Hams Aromatic Invigorating Spirit, (the best medicinal beverage of the age) New York. Graphite pontil. 8.75" tall, aqua, applied top medici...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********s.. for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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La Tisona Cigar Tip Tray1587 - La Tisona Cigar Tip Tray
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cigar advertising tip tray for La Tisona Cigars made by the Wm Tigner's Son Co. Makers, Lima Ohio. The tray was made in Germany, and is a beauti...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to i**b for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Wishart's Pine Tree Tar Cordial1588 - Wishart's Pine Tree Tar Cordial
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pine Tree Tar Cordial, patent 1859, L. O. C. Wishart's. 9.5" tall. Beautiful white grass green, loaded with longitudinal see bubbles. A ch...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to L**********9 for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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City Ice & Bottling Works1589 - City Ice & Bottling Works
Holabird Western Americana Collections
City Ice & Bottling Works, Georgetown Texas. Embossed and slug plate on 6.5" aqua hutch soda bottle. Told top. Three minor lip dings. Brigh...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Carter's Spanish Mixture1590 - Carter's Spanish Mixture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Carter's Spanish Mixture. "The Great Purifier of Blood, cured Scrofula, Syphilis, Liver Disease" and many other problems. Pontil, dar...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to F*****6 for (200.00 + 42.00) = 242.00
 
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Aqua Cathedral Pepper Sauce Bottle1591 - Aqua Cathedral Pepper Sauce Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Aqua cathedral pepper sauce. Pepper sauces were an important staple in the 19th century American diet, enjoyed for their distinctive flavor and for th
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****F for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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Cobalt Imitation Glass Insulator1592 - Cobalt Imitation Glass Insulator
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cobalt blue imitation glass insulator for the Missouri and Kansas Telephone Company. Local and Long-Distance Telephone on reverse. This is a paperweig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****p for (30.00 + 5.10) = 35.10
 
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Colorful Western Bottle Trio1593 - Colorful Western Bottle Trio
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Colorful western bottle trio. Three beautifully colored western beer and whiskey bottles. Fredericksburg Bottling Co. Heavy whittle, green Quart. Buff
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to k*******2 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Diamond Revolver1594 - Diamond Revolver
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Diamond revolver, amber glass candy container in the shape of a revolver. Screwtop, ground glass, top present. 7.5" long 1.9" wide at the ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to L**********9 for (45.00 + 9.00) = 54.00
 
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Dr. Jones' Beaver Liniment1595 - Dr. Jones' Beaver Liniment
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dr. Jones' Beaver Liniment. Picture of beaver at center, 4 ounces at top. Aqua sunken panel, patent medicine, tool top. Some inside stain, easil...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r********e.. for (350.00 + 73.50) = 423.50
 
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Early Slim Whiskey Flask1596 - Early Slim Whiskey Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual whiskey flask with loop lanyard and initials at the top of the flask. Very good looking thin whiskey flask with original cork top and cork cov
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Start Price : 85.00 | Estimates : 170.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Four Various Bottles: Seltzer, Bitters, Mineral Water1597 - Four Various Bottles: Seltzer, Bitters, Mineral Water
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Attractive bottle group. Four nice window bottles. Lash's Bitters, San Francisco in Amber. Aetna Mineral Water in aqua, blob top soda bottle. Ta...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to k*******2 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Historical Flask1598 - Historical Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Historical flask, Aqua, open pontil, tear shaped scroll flask with two stars. Approximately 5" wide and 7" tall. A Spark and Wing example ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****F for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Rare Amber Owl Bottle1599 - Rare Amber Owl Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Amber Owl bottle. 8" tall, 3" diameter. Appears mint. Choice, clean, problem free. City: State: Date: Inventory# 40943
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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Redgate Coffee Signs1600 - Redgate Coffee Signs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five beautiful advertising signs for Redgate mocha and Java coffee, roasted and packed by young brothers, Seattle, Washington. Bright vibrant colors,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********o.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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