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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Great Falls Bar Tokens2502 - Great Falls Bar Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 Different tokens for various bars located in Great Falls MT. The highlights include an R-7 Chas. A. Linn / Great / Falls / Montana // GF / 5c / IT
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 320.00
Sold to e****6 for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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W. E. Fahey Tokens (Hall, Montana)2503 - W. E. Fahey Tokens (Hall, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of R-7 tokens: W. E. Fahey / Hall / Mont. // GF / 5c, 10c, 25c / IT. Octagonal, aluminum, 19mm, 21mm, 22mm. City: Hall, Granite County State: M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
Sold to r****k for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Three Harlowton Tokens2504 - Three Harlowton Tokens
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1) Two Harlowton Chapter KO 22 R. A. M. / 1913. 2) Lewistown Brewery. 3) Lain Chevrolet, penny, aluminum around. City: Harlowton State: Montana, Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to t**********z for (190.00 + 39.90) = 229.90
 
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Misc. Harlowton Tokens2505 - Misc. Harlowton Tokens
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Seven Harlowton tokens: 1) Dockin's Bros., GF 5c; 2) H. M. Hogl, GF 5c; 3) three tokens: Biegel Bros., GF 5c, 10c, $1.00; 4) Stockman's Bar,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to i**b for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Misc. Harlowton Tokens, #22506 - Misc. Harlowton Tokens, #2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five Harlowton tokens: 1) two J. H. Anderson, GF 5c, brass, GF 25c, Aluminum; 2) The Club, GF 10c; 3) R. C. Labrie, 1939, aluminum, shield shape; 4) H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to e****6 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Misspelled "Harlow" Token2507 - Misspelled "Harlow" Token
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J. D. Kipe / Harlow / Montana // GF / 12 1/2c / IT. Round, brass, 21mm. City: Harlowton State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 39606
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********c.. for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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The Club & The Olympian Tokens (Harlowton, Montana)2508 - The Club & The Olympian Tokens (Harlowton, Montana)
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Lot of 13. 1) Five tokens: The Club, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c, $1.00. Round aluminum. 2) Eight tokens: The Olympia, 2- 25c round, 1 25c, scallop, aluminum; 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to e****6 for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Three Harlowton R-6 Tokens2509 - Three Harlowton R-6 Tokens
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1) Kleber's Place / GF / 5c / Drink // blank. Round, brass, 24mm. 2) Harlowton Bakery // GF / 1 / Loaf Bread. Round, brass, 24mm. 3) J. N. Klebe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to b********n for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Two Harlowton Tokens: J.W. Foreman Cigar Store2510 - Two Harlowton Tokens: J.W. Foreman Cigar Store
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1) J. W. Foreman / Cigar / Store / Harlowton / Mont. // GF / 1c. Square, brass, 22mm. 2) J. W. Foreman / Harlowton / Mont. // GF / 10c / in / Merchan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b********c.. for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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R-8 The Brunswick Billiard Room Token (Harrison, Montana)2511 - R-8 The Brunswick Billiard Room Token (Harrison, Montana)
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R-8 token. the Brunswick / Billiard / Room / Harrison, Montana // GF / 12 1/2c / IT. Aluminum, round, 25mm. City: Harrison State: Montana, Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r****k for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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R-9 The Allen Saloon Token (Harrison, Montana)2512 - R-9 The Allen Saloon Token (Harrison, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
R-9 token. The Allen / Saloon / Harrison, Montana // GF / One / Drink / Or Cigar. Brass, round, 20mm. City: Harrison State: Montana, Date: Inven
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r******e for (375.00 + 90.00) = 465.00
 
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Two Harrison Tokens2513 - Two Harrison Tokens
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1) R-8 token. Jack Young's / Barber / Shop / Harrison / Mont. // GF / 5c / IT. Aluminum, round, 20mm. 2) R-7 token. A. B. Ayers / Harrison, / Mo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r****k for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Two R-8 Harrison Tokens2514 - Two R-8 Harrison Tokens
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R-8 tokens. 1) C. E. Allen / Harrison / Montana // GF / 12 1/2 c / IT. Brass, round, 24mm. 2) White & Son / Harrison / Mont. // GF / 5c / IT. Al...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********3 for (200.00 + 42.00) = 242.00
 
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Havre Bars, Billiards, and More Tokens2515 - Havre Bars, Billiards, and More Tokens
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11 Tokens from various bars, billiard halls, and more in Havre MT. The best pieces include R-7 The / Board / Of / Trade / Havre Mont // GF / A / Smil
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to c********n for (95.00 + 19.95) = 114.95
 
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Havre Elk's Club Tokens2516 - Havre Elk's Club Tokens
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5 Total tokens from the Elk's Club. R-6 Elk Vignette / 1201 // GF / 15c / IT. Round, Brass outer aluminum inner, 21mm. (2x) R-6 Elk's Club...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n**********k for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Havre Hotel and Concert Hall Tokens2517 - Havre Hotel and Concert Hall Tokens
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3 Tokens from the Havre Hotel Bar and the Montana Concert Hall in Havre. R-7 Montana Concert Hall / C.W. / Young // 5. Round, Brass, 22mm. 2) 12 1/2c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to n**********k for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Havre Stores and Cigar Tokens2518 - Havre Stores and Cigar Tokens
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5 Total tokens from 2 cigar stores, 1 drug store, and 2 others. R-5 Kaste's Cigar / Store / Havre / Mont. // GF / 12 1/2c / In / Merchandise. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to b********n for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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Havre Tavern Tokens2519 - Havre Tavern Tokens
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Lot of 5 incl. 4 tokens from 3 different 'Taverns' in Havre MT. R-5 Lee's / Tavern / Havre/ Mont. // GF / 5c / IT. Round, Brass, 18mm. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to n**********k for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Martha's Place Token (Havre, Montana) (UNLISTED)2520 - Martha's Place Token (Havre, Montana) (UNLISTED)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A rare trade token for Martha's Place in Havre MT. It is unlisted in both the Rubick catalog and the online token catalog. Martha's Place /...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a**********0 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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The Bank Saloon Token (Havre, Montana)2521 - The Bank Saloon Token (Havre, Montana)
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Rare trade token for The Bank Saloon in Havre Montana. R-8 The Bank / Saloon / Havre, Montana. // GF / 5c / IT. Round, Brass, 21mm. City: Havre Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n**********k for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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R-9 Hedgesville Token: M.D. Whetston2522 - R-9 Hedgesville Token: M.D. Whetston
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r-9 token. M. D. Whetston / Hedgesville, / Mont. // GF / 25c / IT. Brass, scallop (8), 28mm. City: Hedgesville State: Montana, Date: Inventory#
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r******h for (475.00 + 95.00) = 570.00
 
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2 Helena Tokens: The New Style Bar2523 - 2 Helena Tokens: The New Style Bar
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2 Helena tokens for the New Style Bar with 2 different proprietors. R-4 The New Style / Baum / & / Weiss / Prop. / Helena, Mont. // GF / 5c / IT...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to r****k for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Helena Advertising Collar Stud (Button)2524 - Helena Advertising Collar Stud (Button)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Advertising collar stud (button) for the collar of a suit. Says Helena in red lettering on a white background, meant to advertise and promote the city
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****a for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Beer Halls, Gardens and John Wick Saloon Tokens (Helena)2525 - Beer Halls, Gardens and John Wick Saloon Tokens (Helena)
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5 Tokens from various beer halls, beer gardens, and the John Wick Saloon. Highlights include an R-7 John Wick / GF / 5c / Drink / Helena, Mont. //. R
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to b********c.. for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Black Eagle Saloon Token (Helena, Montana)2526 - Black Eagle Saloon Token (Helena, Montana)
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Very unusual and collectible rarity level 8 token from the Black Eagle Saloon in Helena MT. R-8 Black Eagle Saloon / 129 / So. Main / Str. / Helena /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******p for (95.00 + 22.80) = 117.80
 
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Exchange Saloon Tokens (Helena, Montana)2527 - Exchange Saloon Tokens (Helena, Montana)
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3 Tokens from the Exchange Saloon in Helena. All are different and have a rarity level of 7 in Rubick's latest references. R-7 Exchange Saloon...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 360.00
Sold to b********c.. for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Helena "Club" Tokens2528 - Helena "Club" Tokens
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7 Tokens from Helena "Clubs" including an R-6 (pictorial sheep) Lambs / Club // GF / 12 1/2c / IT. Round, Brass, 25mm. R-5 Club / Exchang...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to t**********z for (190.00 + 39.90) = 229.90
 
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Helena Billiards and Central Park Tokens2529 - Helena Billiards and Central Park Tokens
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5 Tokens for various billiard halls and O. G. Frederick's Central Park. R-5 Pool & Billiards / M&D // 5. Round, White Metal, 21mm. (2x...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to T******p for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Helena Central Beer Hall Token2530 - Helena Central Beer Hall Token
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare token for the Central Beer Hall in Helena Montana. It is ranked with level 8 rarity in Rubick's latest reference and is an exquisite token...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******p for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Helena Cigar Tokens2531 - Helena Cigar Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Tokens in all for cigar stores and places in Helena, 6 or which are R-5's, and 1 is an R-4. R-5 Whittier / Cigar // Good For / 12 1/2c / In ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to e****6 for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Helena Drinking "Places" and Distributor Tokens2532 - Helena Drinking "Places" and Distributor Tokens
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5 Tokens total from Helena alcohol distributors and "Places". Highlights include an R-7 Grommes & Ulrich / Fine / Whiskies / Chicago /...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Helena Hotel Tokens2533 - Helena Hotel Tokens
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8 Different tokens from 5 different hotels in Helena. Highlights include an R-6 Hotel Placer Cigar Stand / Helena, Mont. // Good For 12 1/2c / In Trad
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e****6 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Helena Main St. Store Tokens2534 - Helena Main St. Store Tokens
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7 Tokens from stores from Helena's Main St. with 1 R-6, 5 R-5's, and 1 R-4. Highlights include R-6 The Empire / 62 / S. Main / St. / Helen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e****6 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Helena Music Hall Tokens2535 - Helena Music Hall Tokens
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3 Tokens from Capital Music Hall and Imperial Music Hall in Helena. R-7 O.G.F. (O.G. Frederick) // Capital / 10c / Music Hall. Round, Aluminum, 25mm.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to T******p for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Helena Saloon Tokens2536 - Helena Saloon Tokens
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4 Tokens from various Saloons in Helena. R-7 Broadwater Saloon // GF 5c IT. Round, Brass, Punched Hole, 21mm. R-7 International / GF / 5c / Drink /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********3 for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Helena Store Tokens2537 - Helena Store Tokens
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9 Different tokens for various stores in Helena. Best tokens include an R-6 R.C. Sandel / Helena / Mont. // 2 1/2. Round, Brass, 21mm. R-5 O.G. Fred
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to e****6 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Helena Store Tokens Cut and Punched2538 - Helena Store Tokens Cut and Punched
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8 Tokens for Helena stores and businesses that have either been originally cut or punched. includes 6 R-5's and 2 R-4's. The best of these i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*******a for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Hotel Broadwater Bar Token (Helena, Montana)2539 - Hotel Broadwater Bar Token (Helena, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare token from the Hotel Broadwater Bar in Helena Montana. Ranked with a Rarity level of 9 in Rubick's latest Montana token reference. Th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to T******p for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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J.A. Ziegler Pictorial Token (Helena, Montana)2540 - J.A. Ziegler Pictorial Token (Helena, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual Pictorial token for J. A. Zeigler who was most likely a merchant. The pictorial backside is US Mint-like with an eagle and Epluribus Unum ins
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r****k for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Not Round and Over-sized Store and Bar Helena Tokens2541 - Not Round and Over-sized Store and Bar Helena Tokens
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6 Tokens in total that are either scalloped, octagonal, or over-sized. R-6 Louvre / Helena, / Mont. // GF / 12 1/2 / Cents/ At The Bar. Scalloped (19
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to c********n for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Board of Trade Bar Token (Helena, Montana) (Brunswick-Balke)2542 - Board of Trade Bar Token (Helena, Montana) (Brunswick-Balke)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A token for The Brunswick-Balke Collender Compy and The Board of Trade Bar in Helena Montana. It is an R-8 Token with a pictorial pool table. R-8 Th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Helena Bar Tokens2543 - Helena Bar Tokens
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Group of 10 Helena bar tokens that includes 4 R-6's, 3 R-5's, and 3 R-4's. Highlights include an R-6 Beber & Schmidt / Helena, / Mon...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to n***l for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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2 Pictorial Hungry Horse Tokens2544 - 2 Pictorial Hungry Horse Tokens
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2 Tokens from Hungry Horse MT in pristine condition for $1.00 at the Bank of Columbia Falls with a pictorial of a starving horse. Hungry Horse Montan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*******e for (15.00 + 3.00) = 18.00
 
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3 Lambert Tokens2545 - 3 Lambert Tokens
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1) R-6 token. J. L. Brown / Lambert // GF / 10c / IT. Brass, round, 24mm. 2) Two R-5 tokens. Pershing Carter // GF / 10c / IT. Brass, round, 24mm. C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to b********c.. for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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3 Yellowstone Mercantile Tokens (Lambert, Montana)2546 - 3 Yellowstone Mercantile Tokens (Lambert, Montana)
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Three R-6 tokens. Yellowstone / Mercantile / Co. / Lambert, Mont. // GF / 5c, 10c, $1.00 / IT or Merchandise. Two are aluminum, round, 5c-25mm and 10c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********c.. for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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4 Different Slayton Mercantile Tokens (Lavina, Montana)2547 - 4 Different Slayton Mercantile Tokens (Lavina, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Slayton's Mercantile Company, Lavina, Mont. GF 1c, $1.00 IT. Botha aluminum, round, 25mm. Two Slayton Mercantile Company. GF 10c, $1.00 IT. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to r****k for (10.00 + 2.10) = 12.10
 
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City Billiards "Smile!" Cards (Lewiston, Montana)2548 - City Billiards "Smile!" Cards (Lewiston, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six "Smile!" cards, 5.25" x 3.25" each. Advertising--City Billiards, Lewistown, Montana. Cartoon image of man fishing in a boat,...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Spring & Draper Good for Mirror (Lewistown, Montana)2549 - Spring & Draper Good for Mirror (Lewistown, Montana)
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R 9. Ivory color, 2" diameter. Spring & Draper / pool / billiards / cigars / Confectionery (sic) / Lewistown / This mirror GF 10 c IT. Good...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to d*****h for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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5 Libby Tokens2550 - 5 Libby Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) R-6. Helen Halsey's Tap Room, GF 1 Beer. Aluminum, round, 28mm. 2) R-6. At Helen's Tap Room, GF 10c Beer. Brass, round, 25mm. 3) R-6. Lib...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Libby Hotel Co. Token, Libby, Montana2551 - Libby Hotel Co. Token, Libby, Montana
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unlisted, R-9 token. Libby / Hotel Co. / Libby, / Montana // GF / 12 1/2c / IT. Aluminum, round, 20mm. City: Libby State: Montana, Date: Invento
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a**********0 for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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