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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Tommy's Butte Token2452 - Tommy's Butte Token
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A triangular token from "Tommy's" in Butte Montana with a rarity level of 8 in Rubick's latest reference. R-8 Tommy's / 11 / ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r****k for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Two Unlisted Butte Advertising Mirrors2453 - Two Unlisted Butte Advertising Mirrors
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Both unlisted. 1) 2.25" diameter. A. Itkin / Jeweler / Butte, Montana. Ad in center, surrounded by color pictures of gem stones and months and ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*****a for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Avalon and Cyrus Noble Bar Tokens (Butte, Montana)2454 - Avalon and Cyrus Noble Bar Tokens (Butte, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two tokens from Butte Montana for the Cyrus Noble Bar and Avalon. Avalon // GF / 12 1/2 / Cents, Round, White Metal, 25mm. Cyrus Noble / Bar // GF /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to r****k for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Butte Woodville Creamery Token2455 - Butte Woodville Creamery Token
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual token for a creamery in Butte Montana. Has a rarity level of 8 in Rubick's latest reference and is the only creamery trade token I have ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******p for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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S. Marsy Butte Tokens2456 - S. Marsy Butte Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Different tokens from S. Marsy in Butte Montana for 5 and 10 cents in trade. R-6 S. Marsy / 112 / N. Wyoming / Butte, Mont. // GF / 5c / IT. Round
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a**********0 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Canton, Montana R-7 Token: D.J. McCarthy2457 - Canton, Montana R-7 Token: D.J. McCarthy
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Canton, one token town, R-7. D. J. McCarthy / Prop. // GF / 10c / IT. City: Canton, Meagher County State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38847
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to c********n for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Cascade Hotel Tokens2458 - Cascade Hotel Tokens
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2 Tokens from the Cascade Hotel and The New Cascade Hotel. R-7 New Cascade Hotel / Bar / R.B. Glover, / Prop. // GF One / 12 1/2c / Drink or Cigar. R
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to p********3 for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Two R-7 Centerville Tokens: Pool Hall2459 - Two R-7 Centerville Tokens: Pool Hall
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two R-7 Centerville tokens of three listed. 1) Centerville / Pool / Hall // GF / 10c / IT. Round, aluminum, 30mm. 2) Centerville / Pool / Hall // GF /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to T******p for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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The Club, Chester, Montana Token2460 - The Club, Chester, Montana Token
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Club / Chester / Mont. // GF / One / Drink. Round, brass, 23mm. City: Chester State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38872
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to b********c.. for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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The Mint Token (10c) (Chester, Montana)2461 - The Mint Token (10c) (Chester, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Mint / J. T. Smith / Chester, Mont. // GF / 10c / IT. Round, brass, 22mm. City: Chester State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38873
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to a**********0 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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The Mint Token #2 (5c) (Chester, Montana)2462 - The Mint Token #2 (5c) (Chester, Montana)
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The Mint / J. T. Smith / Chester, Mont. // GF / 5c / IT. Round, brass, 22mm. City: Chester State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38874
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to r****k for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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R-10 Chico Token: Conlin & Fox2463 - R-10 Chico Token: Conlin & Fox
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare R-10 Chico token. Conlin and Fox / Chico / Mont. // GF / One / Drink. Round, aluminum, 20mm. A bit worn. One other token in this lot: Americ
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r******h for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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R-10 Chimney Rock Token: E.A. Palmer2464 - R-10 Chimney Rock Token: E.A. Palmer
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Rare R-10 Chimney Rock token. E. A. Palmer / Chimney / Rock / Mont. //GF / 10c / IT. Octagonal, brass, 23mm. City: Chimney Rock State: Montana, Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c********n for (500.00 + 105.00) = 605.00
 
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Chinook Token Collection #12465 - Chinook Token Collection #1
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28 total tokens. Three R-7: 1) The Elk Club / Chinook, Mont. // GF / 5c / IT. Scallop (8), brass, 24mm. 2) The Elks / Club / Chinook, Mont. // GF / 5c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to e****6 for (200.00 + 42.00) = 242.00
 
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Chinook Token Collection #22466 - Chinook Token Collection #2
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31 Chinook tokens. Five R-6 tokens: 1) 3-Silver Dollar / Chinook / Montana // GF / 5c, 10c, 40c / IT. Round, brass, 21mm, 12mm, 31mm. 2) Harry Allman
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e****6 for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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R-7 Chinook Tokens2467 - R-7 Chinook Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Chinook tokens: 1) Chinook / Mont. // GF / One / W. l. Weaver / Drink. Round, brass, 22mm. 2) The Elk Club / Chinook / Mont. // GF / 5c / IT. Roun
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to r****k for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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18 Choteau, Montana Tokens2468 - 18 Choteau, Montana Tokens
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Lot of 18. Includes: One R-7 token: J. M. Weaver / Choteau / Mont. // GF / One / Drink / Only. Scallop ( 12), brass, 26mm. Three R-6 tokens: 1) C. O.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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R-8 Clancy Token: John Johnson2469 - R-8 Clancy Token: John Johnson
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R-8. John Johnson / Clancy / Montana // GF / 5c / IT. Round, aluminum, 30mm. City: Clancy State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38851
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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R-9 Clancy Token:  P. O'Rourke & Co.2470 - R-9 Clancy Token: P. O'Rourke & Co.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
R-9. Scarce token: P. O'Rourke & Co. / Clancy / Mont. // GF / 12 1/2c / Drink or Cigar. Round, aluminum, 25mm. City: Clancy State: Mont...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********3 for (180.00 + 37.80) = 217.80
 
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Custer's Landing Token (Unlisted Bi-Metallic)2471 - Custer's Landing Token (Unlisted Bi-Metallic)
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Unlisted bi-metal token. Custer's Landing // GF / One / Shot. Brass, aluminum center, round, 24mm. City: Custer State: Montana, Date: In...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******h for (65.00 + 13.00) = 78.00
 
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21 Cut Bank Tokens2472 - 21 Cut Bank Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
21 Cut Bank tokens: one R-7. City Bakery / Cut Bank / Mont. // Cash Only / GF / 1 / Loaf Bread. Round, aluminum, 21mm. Six different R-6 Cut Bank toke
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to c********n for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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R-9 Cut Bank Token: Oscar Sheldon's Sunny Brook Saloon2473 - R-9 Cut Bank Token: Oscar Sheldon's Sunny Brook Saloon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare, early R-9 Cut Bank token: Oscar Sheldon's / Sunny / Brook / Saloon / Cut Bank / Mont. // GF / A / Drink / Or / Cigar. Round, brass, 21mm. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to a**********0 for (300.00 + 63.00) = 363.00
 
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G & T, Dell, Montana Token2474 - G & T, Dell, Montana Token
Holabird Western Americana Collections
R-9. G. & T. / Dell, / Mont. // GF / `12 1/2c / IT / At the Bar. Round, brass, 20mm. City: Dell State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38879
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to c********n for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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13 Denton Tokens2475 - 13 Denton Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Denton tokens: one R-9, The Paramount / 12 1/2c, brass, scallop (4), 30mm. Pictorial of rabbit, barely discernible, very worn. Five R-7 tokens. 1) thr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f********2 for (475.00 + 114.00) = 589.00
 
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R-8 Devon Tokens2476 - R-8 Devon Tokens
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Two Devon tokens. 1) L. M. Lerberg / & Co. / Devon / Mont. // GF 25c / In / Merchandise. Round, brass, 26mm. 2) Pioneer Trading Company / Genera...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********3 for (325.00 + 68.25) = 393.25
 
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Civilian Conservation Corp Tokens (Dillon, Montana)2477 - Civilian Conservation Corp Tokens (Dillon, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 CCC-Civilian Conservation Corp tokens. Camp Store / Co. 1501, CCC // GF / 5c / IT. Round, brass, 20mm. The CCC was an agency created by Act of Congr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********0 for (170.00 + 35.70) = 205.70
 
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Dillon Token Collection2478 - Dillon Token Collection
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20 Dillon tokens. Two R-8 tokens. 1) Provolt & Ripley / Dillon / Mont. // GF / One Drink / Or Cigar. Octagonal, white metal, 25mm. 9 holes and s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to p********n for (500.00 + 120.00) = 620.00
 
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Dillon Token Collection #22479 - Dillon Token Collection #2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
21 tokens. Seven R-6: Geo. E. Lovell, 12 1/2c; The Montana, One drink; R. W. Bammer, One Drink or Cigar; The Buffet, 1 Drink or Cigar; The Metlen, One
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********c.. for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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R-7 Dillon Tokens2480 - R-7 Dillon Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two R-7 tokens: 1) Andrus Hotel / Bar // GF / One / Drink or Cigar. Round, bi-metal, 27mm. 2) Williams' / Drug Store / Dillon, Montana. Round, a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********n for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Saloon Beer Opener (Dillon, Montana)2481 - Saloon Beer Opener (Dillon, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bottle opener and corkscrew inscribed with Meet Mike Healy at Beck's Bar & Lounge, Dillon Mont. City: Dillon State: Montana, Date: Inv...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to r*o for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Silver Dollar Saloon Token (Dillon, Montana)2482 - Silver Dollar Saloon Token (Dillon, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
R-8. Silver Dollar / Saloon / Dillon / Mont. // GF / One / Drink / Or / Cigar / Dolan & Ripley. Round, brass, 21mm. City: Dillon State: Montan...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to T******1 for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Unlisted Dillon Tokens: B. & W. and Club Bar2483 - Unlisted Dillon Tokens: B. & W. and Club Bar
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Two unlisted Dillon tokens: 1) R-7. B. & W. // GF / 12 1/2c / IT. Scallop (4), aluminum, 33mm. 2) R-6. Club Bar / Dillon // GF / 1 / Drink or Ci...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******p for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Two Unique Handwritten Tokens2484 - Two Unique Handwritten Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very unusual handwritten tokens: 1) This ticket is worth $1.00 at any business Place A. J. Bone Trucking Broadus. 2) This slip worth $1.00 in trade at
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r****k for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Fort Benton Baker Street Ferry Token (Territorial)2485 - Fort Benton Baker Street Ferry Token (Territorial)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Real territorial Fort Benton Baker Street Ferry pictorial token with 2 Indians in a canoe on the back. Authentic ones are extremely rare with less tha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f********2 for (500.00 + 120.00) = 620.00
 
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Wallace L. Chase Advertising Mirror (Fort Benton, Montana)2486 - Wallace L. Chase Advertising Mirror (Fort Benton, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Outside of the large crack in the bottom half of the mirror, this piece has a lot going for it: Named store, Fort Benton, large size hand held mirror
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to T******p for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Baker Street Ferry, Fort Benton, Montana Token RESTRIKE2487 - Baker Street Ferry, Fort Benton, Montana Token RESTRIKE
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pictorial restrike token from Fort Benton MT. for the Baker St. Ferry with a picture of 2 Indians in a canoe. Fort Benton / 1860 // Baker Street / Fe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a*********e for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Thirty-five Glendive, Montana Tokens2488 - Thirty-five Glendive, Montana Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One R-7. L. C. Young / Capitol / Bar / Glendive / Mont. // GF 12 1/2c / IT. Brass, round, 20mm. Nine R-6. 2-Odegard Cigar Store; 1-Pastime Billiards;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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R-9 Gold Creek Token: Golden Spike Saloon (Brunswick Balke)2489 - R-9 Gold Creek Token: Golden Spike Saloon (Brunswick Balke)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
R-9 token. The Brunswick Balke / Collender / Compy / Check // Golden Spike / GF . 12 1/2c / IT / Saloon. Brass, round, 24mm. City: Gold Creek State:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r******h for (375.00 + 75.00) = 450.00
 
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1906 Montana Bankers Assn. Commemorative Token (Great Falls, Montana)2490 - 1906 Montana Bankers Assn. Commemorative Token (Great Falls, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pictorial copper token for the 1906 August meeting of The Montana Bankers Association. The picture is a lighthouse with a rhinestone light. Montan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*o for (90.00 + 21.60) = 111.60
 
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Great Falls Businesses and Drugstore Tokens2491 - Great Falls Businesses and Drugstore Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Tokens from various businesses and drugstores in Great Falls MT. The Highlights of the group include an R-6 Red Star / Great Falls, / Mont. / Drug C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******p for (90.00 + 21.60) = 111.60
 
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Great Falls Cigar Tokens2492 - Great Falls Cigar Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 Tokens in total from smoke houses and cigar stores in Great Falls MT. Highlights are an R-6 Band Brothers / Cigar Co. / Great Falls // GF / 50c. Sc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 220.00
Sold to c********n for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Great Falls Company and Business Tokens.2493 - Great Falls Company and Business Tokens.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 Tokens from assorted companies and businesses located in Great Falls. The best tokens in the group are an R-6 T. F. Hodges / Hodges News Depot //
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e****6 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Great Falls Food and Dairy Token Collection2494 - Great Falls Food and Dairy Token Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Tokens from various food grocers, vendors, and dairy product manufacturers. R-6 California Fruit / Store / Great Falls / Mont. // GF / 12 1/2c / In
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to c********n for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Great Falls Hotel and Hotel Bar Tokens2495 - Great Falls Hotel and Hotel Bar Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Different tokens from 3 different Great Falls hotels including a pictorial token from the Park Hotel. R-7 Park Hotel / JR / J. Renner. // Great Fal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********3 for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Great Falls Pool and Billiards Token Collection2496 - Great Falls Pool and Billiards Token Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Total tokens from 3 different pool and Billiard Halls. Includes 2 R-6's and 5 R-5's. The stars of the group are an R-6 Palace Pool Room / ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to T******p for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Great Falls Saloon Tokens2497 - Great Falls Saloon Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Tokens from 3 different Great Falls Saloons. R-7 Cash Boy / Saloon / West Side // GF / 5 / Cents / In Trade. Round, Aluminum, 25mm. (2x) R-6 Last
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to p********3 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Ideal Laundry Business Mirror (Great Falls)2498 - Ideal Laundry Business Mirror (Great Falls)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Phone 3257! Great condition. See photo. City: Great Falls State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 40064
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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The Golden Jubilee Token (Great Falls)2499 - The Golden Jubilee Token (Great Falls)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Token for The Golden Jubilee in Great Falls Montana. Pictorial token with a maple leaf on one side and a swastika on the other. The Golden Jubilee
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Axtell Saloon Token (Great Falls)2500 - Axtell Saloon Token (Great Falls)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Axtell Saloon Token from Great Falls Montana. Has a rarity level 8 in Rubick's latest Montana token reference. R-8 Axtell Saloon / Great Falls...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s**********n for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Great Falls Bars, Events, and Alcohol Token Collection2501 - Great Falls Bars, Events, and Alcohol Token Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 Different tokens from bars, liquor stores, night clubs, Elks convention, and others. Best pieces are an R-6 M.H. Luther's / Family / Liquor...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 280.00
Sold to c********n for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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