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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Long Northern California Gold Nugget2051 - Long Northern California Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.80 troy ounces. 0.3x4.6x2.4cm. North Fork of the Yuba River City: Yuba River State: California, Date: Inventory# 40265
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,250.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to u**********y for (1,300.00 + 273.00) = 1,573.00
 
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Northern California Gold in Quartz Collection2052 - Northern California Gold in Quartz Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Found in the North Fork of the Yuba River. Total weight 2.65 troy ounces. Largest specimen is 1.4x2.4x1.5cm. Nice selection! City: Yuba River State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to t****J for (1,600.00 + 336.00) = 1,936.00
 
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Small North Fork, Yuba River Gold Nugget2053 - Small North Fork, Yuba River Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.31 troy ounces. 07.x1.9x1.3cm. City: Yuba River State: California, Date: Inventory# 40262
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to G********B.. for (400.00 + 76.00) = 476.00
 
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Yuba River Gold in Quartz2054 - Yuba River Gold in Quartz
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Found in North Fork of the river. 0.66 troy ounces. 1.1x2.1x2.1cm. City: Yuba River State: California, Date: Inventory# 40234
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Estimates : 850.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (900.00 + 216.00) = 1,116.00
 
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Yuba River Gold in Reddish Quartz Specimen2055 - Yuba River Gold in Reddish Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
North Fork of the Yuba River. 0.76 troy ounces. 1.8x2.9x2.5cm. City: Yuba River State: California, Date: Inventory# 40240
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Estimates : 850.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8*****p for (600.00 + 102.00) = 702.00
 
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Gold in Crystalline Form2056 - Gold in Crystalline Form
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Salmon River find. 0.15 troy ounces. 0.6x1.5x1.8cm. Black debris. The Salmon River in Siskiyou County, California feeds into the Klamath River near Or
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to m*****X for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Gold in Quartz Salmon River, Idaho Specimen2057 - Gold in Quartz Salmon River, Idaho Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.57 troy ounces. 1.8x2.7x2.1cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40237
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Estimates : 650.00 - 850.00
Sold to e*****3 for (375.00 + 67.50) = 442.50
 
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Idaho Gold Specimen2058 - Idaho Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Found in Salmon River. 1.77 troy ounces. 2.4x3.7x2.9cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40247
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to e*****3 for (1,250.00 + 225.00) = 1,475.00
 
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Large Gold in Quartz Salmon River Specimen2059 - Large Gold in Quartz Salmon River Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.27 troy ounces. 2.6x3.6x3.3cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40251
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to e*****3 for (1,200.00 + 216.00) = 1,416.00
 
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Large Idaho Gold Specimen2060 - Large Idaho Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.68 ounces. 2.7x4.1x3.6cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40245
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to e*****3 for (600.00 + 105.00) = 705.00
 
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Nice Idaho Gold in Quartz Specimen2061 - Nice Idaho Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Salmon River. 0.24 troy ounces. 1.1x2.5x1.1cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40243
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******c for (325.00 + 78.00) = 403.00
 
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Salmon River Gold in Quartz Specimen2062 - Salmon River Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.37 troy ounces. 1.0x2.4x1.9cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40241
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to d******c for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Salmon River Gold in Quartz Specimen II2063 - Salmon River Gold in Quartz Specimen II
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.69 troy ounces. 1.8x3.4x2.0cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40246
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to e*****3 for (450.00 + 81.00) = 531.00
 
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Salmon River, Idaho Gold in Quartz III2064 - Salmon River, Idaho Gold in Quartz III
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.50 troy ounces. 1.3x2.8x1.8cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40227
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to e*****3 for (450.00 + 81.00) = 531.00
 
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Small Salmon River Gold in Quartz Nugget2065 - Small Salmon River Gold in Quartz Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.21 troy ounces. 1.7x1.6x1.4cm. City: Salmon River State: Idaho, Date: Inventory# 40239
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Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to e*****3 for (190.00 + 34.20) = 224.20
 
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Gold in Quartz Northern Nevada Specimen2066 - Gold in Quartz Northern Nevada Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.54 troy ounces. 2.3x4.1x3.0cm. The Humboldt County Region of central Nevada has been a boom to nugget collectors, especially in the last 20 years. N
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Estimates : 1,900.00 - 2,400.00
Sold to F*****6 for (2,100.00 + 441.00) = 2,541.00
 
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Northern Nevada Gold Nugget2067 - Northern Nevada Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.19 troy ounces. 0.7x1.7x1.1cm. City: Winnemucca State: Nevada, Date: Inventory# 40219
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****3 for (300.00 + 54.00) = 354.00
 
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Northern Nevada Gold Specimen2068 - Northern Nevada Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.71 troy ounces. 1.2x2.8x2.6cm. Large gold presence in a nice piece. All the Nevada pieces come form the same site near the town of Winnemucca in Nor
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Estimates : 1,100.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to 1*******t for (1,250.00 + 300.00) = 1,550.00
 
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Beautiful Josephine County Gold in Quartz Specimen2069 - Beautiful Josephine County Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.07 troy ounces. 0.8x1.5x1.1cm. Gold is nicely divided by white rock. Pleasing to the eye. Josephine County, Ore. Gold in Josephine County comes from
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to P*****2 for (170.00 + 35.70) = 205.70
 
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Gold in Quartz Oregon Specimen2070 - Gold in Quartz Oregon Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.54 troy ounces. 1.4x4.1x2.3cm. Strong gold vein showing! City: Josephine County State: Oregon, Date: Inventory# 40267
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to m*****X for (500.00 + 120.00) = 620.00
 
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Josephine County, Oregon Gold in Quartz Specimen2071 - Josephine County, Oregon Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.19 troy ounces. 0.9x2.2x1.4cm. Crown of gold on rock. City: Josephine County State: Oregon, Date: Inventory# 40212
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 260.00 - 400.00
Sold to P*****2 for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Small Oregon Crystalline Gold Specimen2072 - Small Oregon Crystalline Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Josephine County. 0.07 troy ounces, 0.6x1.1x1.0cm. City: Josephine County State: Oregon, Date: Inventory# 40218
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Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to t*********5 for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Round Coin Size Central City Silver Ingot2073 - Round Coin Size Central City Silver Ingot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver ingot. Round. 25mm, hand made. “6 dwt, 3 Gr” on one side, “Fine 999 Silver 1907” on other side. 0.30 oz troy. This silver piece comes from long
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to l******8 for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Round Coin Size Denver Silver Ingot2074 - Round Coin Size Denver Silver Ingot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Uniface, “Denver/ Silver/ 1891”. 24mm, “P” on reverse; 2.7 grams, probably a quarter with polished/ground surfaces. There are at least three of these
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to D******3 for (375.00 + 78.75) = 453.75
 
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William Sharon Silver Ingot to Civil War General & Nevada Mining Capitalist George Sullivan Dodge2075 - William Sharon Silver Ingot to Civil War General & Nevada Mining Capitalist George Sullivan Dodge
Holabird Western Americana Collections
INTRODUCTION The William Sharon (Virginia City, Nevada, Comstock) silver dinner plate ingots were first described by us over a decade ago. Lost to hi
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to t****J for (11,000.00 + 2,310.00) = 13,310.00
 
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Scale: Very Large Weights2076 - Scale: Very Large Weights
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. 1) 1,000 ounce weight. Reported to us as coming from the Philadelphia Mint. You won't find this every day. 2) 1 Kilo weight. 3) 1,0...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to m*********1 for (375.00 + 90.00) = 465.00
 
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Scale: Very Large, High Quality, c18902077 - Scale: Very Large, High Quality, c1890
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Massive! Over 4' tall, 41" wide, and 16" deep!!! Highest quality: agate on all contact points and needle indicator for weight above iv...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to t********n.. for (3,500.00 + 840.00) = 4,340.00
 
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Gold Rush Table Top Assay Balance2077b - Gold Rush Table Top Assay Balance
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Marked “CS” “1859” on the back of the top of the brass vernier. 14.5” tall from top of wood base to top of vernier. 16.5” across from edge of pan to e
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to P*****2 for (550.00 + 115.50) = 665.50
 
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Rare, Early San Francisco Mint Print2078 - Rare, Early San Francisco Mint Print
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15.5" x 20.5" Framed. Print is 7"x12." We have not seen this before. U. S. Branch Mint with a slew of wagons, horses, and walker...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Colorado Gold in Quartz2079 - Colorado Gold in Quartz
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very nice piece of gold in Quartz from Colorado. 5.75" x 3.75" x 1/4". Visible gold. City: Central City, Gilpin County State: Color...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to P*****2 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Little Jonny Mine Gold Chips2080 - Little Jonny Mine Gold Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four tiny pieces of gold from the Little Jonny Mine. J.J. (James Joseph "J.J." Brown) who was the superintendent of all the Ibex propertie...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to r******e for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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1867 Resolution to Make the Carson City Mint Larger2081 - 1867 Resolution to Make the Carson City Mint Larger
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fascinating Nevada document. 2 pages. Resolutions of the Legislature of Nevada in favor of Increasing the size and capacity of the mint being erected
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****t for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Three Small Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons: Dawson, Denver, Seattle2082 - Three Small Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons: Dawson, Denver, Seattle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three beautiful small mining spoons about 4" in length that include a Denver spoon with the depiction of a miner, gold pan, and donkey in the b...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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El Mochito Silver Ingot2083 - El Mochito Silver Ingot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hard to find Mexican silver ingot. 2.59 troy ounces. 1.8 x 6,0 x 1.0 mm. Rough spots on bottom and bottom front. El Mochito mine is an underground
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to G********a.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Copper Trust Mine Maps2084 - Copper Trust Mine Maps
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3 Blue print maps for the Copper Trust Load near Butte. Depicts the Alleged conflict between the mine faced with the Alma Lode. Approximately 16&quo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to r******e for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Anaconda Fire Department Photo2085 - Anaconda Fire Department Photo
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Photograph of the Anaconda fire department in front of their fire fighting wagon. Previous to the invention/ availability of fire trucks setting the d
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to n*******c for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Montana Mine Exploration Co. 1909 Shareholders Meeting Letters2086 - Montana Mine Exploration Co. 1909 Shareholders Meeting Letters
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Montana Mine Exploration Co. letters pertaining to the annual shareholder meeting of 1909. 11 Pages total, most have signatures of the shareholders.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******e for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Montana Spanish American War Charity Ball Program (1899)2087 - Montana Spanish American War Charity Ball Program (1899)
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Paper tag and program for a Charity Ball For The Benefit of The Spanish American War Soldiers at Manila and The Poor of Anaconda. Friday evening, Apri
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Portrait Photograph of Reverend A.R. Coopman2088 - Portrait Photograph of Reverend A.R. Coopman
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Photograph portrait of Reverend A.R. Coopman, who began his work in territorial Montana where churches were sparse and struggling. He spent his first
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Bear Creek Items2089 - Two Bear Creek Items
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Pamphlet, Constitution , By-Laws and Rules of Order of Smith local Union No. 858, United Mine Workers of America, Bear Creek, Montana. 2) Complimen
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to 1**9 for (40.00 + 6.40) = 46.40
 
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Two Graham Mounted Photos of Belt Montana2090 - Two Graham Mounted Photos of Belt Montana
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Two early photographs of Belt, Montana from the 1890's by Graham Photographs, located One Door South of Park Hotel, Great Falls, Mont. Photos o...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1**9 for (50.00 + 8.00) = 58.00
 
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Big Timber Logging Photo2091 - Big Timber Logging Photo
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Early photograph of a logging family and timber operation near Big Timber Montana. Fantastic look into Montana's early infrastructure and indust...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to r********e.. for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Montana Telephone Book and Business Directories2092 - Montana Telephone Book and Business Directories
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 1931 Bell phone directory for the state of Montana with all registered businesses and personal telephone lines in the state of Montana and the surr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d******c for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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2 Billings Souvenir Plates2093 - 2 Billings Souvenir Plates
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2 beautiful Hand-painted plates with images of "The Gateway to Billings, Mont. Yellowstone River" and "County Court House, Billings,...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (30.00 + 0.00) = 30.00
 
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1941 Jackson St. Explosion Report and Map2094 - 1941 Jackson St. Explosion Report and Map
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A six page report and detailed map of a natural gas explosion on a Jackson Street Residence in Butte Montana. Believed to have been caused by a ruptur
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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2 1906 Butte Fair Exhibit Photographs2095 - 2 1906 Butte Fair Exhibit Photographs
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Two board mounted photographs of the Beebe Grain Company exhibit at the Butte, Montana Fair of 1906. It is a house made out of wheat and grain with pr
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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2 Butte Annual Mine Reports2096 - 2 Butte Annual Mine Reports
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2 Annual mine reports for the Mountain View and East Colusa mines in Silver Bow County Montana. Pertains to the United States Census Office for Gold,
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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2 Butte Mining Collectibles2097 - 2 Butte Mining Collectibles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Butte items, one photograph of miners in front of the Never-Sweat Butte mill. Mounted on board, 8" x 6". Also includes a booklet from ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d******c for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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3 Butte Mine Maps and Report2098 - 3 Butte Mine Maps and Report
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 Blue print maps of mines near Butte Montana. Includes shaft map of the Gen'l Pettit Mine, overhead map of Mt. View, Little Idol, Johnstown, Ra...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Badger State Lode Papers, Letters, Map and Adjacent Eagle Lode Patents2099 - Badger State Lode Papers, Letters, Map and Adjacent Eagle Lode Patents
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letters, map, and abstract for the Badger State Lode near Butte Montana. The letters are to Butte lawyers Mr. John F. Forbis and Charles E. Goodale ab
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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