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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Meagher County Covers2252 - Meagher County Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
33 Meagher County covers, best are: three Martinsdale Territorial, 1881; four Sulphur Springs Territorial, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1886; Castle (1887-1910),
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Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8*****w for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Meagher County Postcards2253 - Meagher County Postcards
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Nine total. Three RPC's. All have White Sulphur Springs cancels. Many nature post cards, but includes mansions, gardens, cowboys, springs, and b...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 8*****w for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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1892 Miles City Cover and Letter2254 - 1892 Miles City Cover and Letter
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A Letter and cover from the Miles City post office (1877-date) c. Feb 17,1892. The letter is from Jack Howard to his mother in NYC about his travels.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Mineral County Covers2255 - Mineral County Covers
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33 Mineral County covers, best are: Cyr (1908-1914, 1908; Taft, three First year, very early (1907-1917), 1908;Superior, corner cover, air mail, 1933.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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Mineral County Postal History and Postcard Collection2256 - Mineral County Postal History and Postcard Collection
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24 total. 3 RPC's. Photos include first store in Perma, Saltese street scene Marent Trestle, St. Regis waterfall, head of the Missouri on the N....
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********n for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Rare Mingusville Manuscript2257 - Rare Mingusville Manuscript
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An extremely rare cover from Mingusville (1884-1895) in Wibaux Co. It has a manuscript cancel and there were only two Mingusville's reported in...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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2 Missoula Covers2258 - 2 Missoula Covers
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2 early Missoula covers, Territorial. City: Missoula State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38671
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******c for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Large Missoula Postal History Collection2259 - Large Missoula Postal History Collection
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Lot of 85. Includes an 1893 two cent Columbian Entire with black CDS Missoula cancel. Ovate grid. Also 59 different corner advertising pieces. Please
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Estimates : 160.00 - 350.00
Sold to m**********a for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Missoula Territorial Covers2260 - Missoula Territorial Covers
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Seven Missoula Territorial covers. One very early--1871. The others: 2-1880, 1-1882, 2-1883, 1-1885. City: Missoula State: Montana, Date: Invent
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****w for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Missoula County Covers2261 - Missoula County Covers
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8 Missoula Territorial: 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887 with letter; Milltown, First Year, 1913; Stark, 1906. also included: Woodworth, Potomac, Seeley Lake, H
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Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8*****w for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Rare Monota Postcard2262 - Rare Monota Postcard
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A rare postcard from Monota in Valley Co MT dated 1912. The Monota post office was only open for two years from 1911-1913 and this postcard has a str
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (80.00 + 16.80) = 96.80
 
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15 Musselshell County Covers2263 - 15 Musselshell County Covers
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Lot includes; Elso, Musselshell County ( 1891-1916)--good cover, 1914; Roundup; Musselshell; Absher; Delphia; Klein; round Butte; Woodworth, Missoula
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Musselshell County Covers2264 - Musselshell County Covers
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20 Musselshell County covers, best are: Waldheim (1909-1919), 1911; Melstone, 1909, 1910 (1908 date, very early); Wheaton (1911-1928), 1914. also incl
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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4th of July at Nevada (Alder Creek) Postcard2265 - 4th of July at Nevada (Alder Creek) Postcard
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Reprint of a 4th of July celebration in Nevada, Montana in 1865, Great historical photograph City: Nevada State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 40271
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to d******c for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Lot Withdrawn2266 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot has been withdrawn. It was not as described (New Dorsey) from the consignor. Inventory# 36746
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Old Agency Territorial Postmark2267 - Old Agency Territorial Postmark
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Territorial postmark from Old Agency in Teton Co Montana. Postal card dated March 4, 1888 during the post office run from (1875-1889). Has a fold le
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Ophir Cover2268 - Ophir Cover
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Ophir, 1896, Deer Lodge County. Ophir post office, 1896-1901. City: Ophir, Deer Lodge County State: Montana, Date: 1896 Inventory# 38662
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Park County Covers2269 - Park County Covers
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26 Park County covers, best are: five Livingston Territorial, 2-1883, 2-1885, 1-1888; Silver Gate, first Year, 1937; Shields (1903-1911), 3rd Period,
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Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Petroleum County Covers2270 - Petroleum County Covers
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19 Petroleum County covers, best are: Ashley ( 1913-1921), 1914; Weede (1901-1926), 1910; Blakeslee, First year, 1914; Bernie (1922-1932), 1932. Also
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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Phillips County Covers2271 - Phillips County Covers
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35 covers in this lot; best are: Malta, 1891; Regina, 1917; and Valleytown, 1913. Valleytown (1908-1942), letter included with cover. Also included: Y
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Territorial Piegan Covers2272 - Territorial Piegan Covers
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Four Piegan Territorials: 1) 1881 (cover), 2) strong purple star cancel, 1880; 3) 1883; 4) 1879. Great group! City: Piegan, Glacier County State: Mo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m**********a for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Train Delayed Stamp2273 - Train Delayed Stamp
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Train delayed stamp from Pioneer MT to Butte from 1907 on an official postcard. City: Pioneer State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38727
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to T******1 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Polson, Lake County Postal History / Postcard Collection2274 - Polson, Lake County Postal History / Postcard Collection
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12 total. 9 RPC's. Includes Polson Hydroplane Regatta and city overview (JW Meiers), SS Klondike on Flathead Lake (John ?), Boat racing on Flath...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Pony Collection (Madison County)2275 - Pony Collection (Madison County)
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12 All different covers from Pony MT. All are from the 1900's and most have corner covers such as Morris and Flint Mines and Mining, The Reynol...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8*****w for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Powder River County Covers2276 - Powder River County Covers
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23 Powder River (1888-1917, 1918-1959) covers included in lot; best are: Stacey, 1908, 1st period; Powderville, 189_, Biddle Cattle Co cover corner; M
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Powell County Covers2277 - Powell County Covers
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26 Powell County (1911) covers; best are: Finn (1910-1941), 1911; Three Deer Lodge, 2-1882 and 1-1884; Schatz, 1939, first year, 2nd period; Helmville
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Prairie County Covers2278 - Prairie County Covers
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24 Prairie (1914-1935) covers, best are: Mildred (very early), 1910; Fallon, 1897; Terry, 1906; Whitney, 1914; Hazel, 1935. Also included in lot are:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Putnam, Montana (Valley County) Postcard2279 - Putnam, Montana (Valley County) Postcard
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Postcard from the Putnam post office in Valley Co. It is a rare postmark as this post office was only open for a year and a half from (1913-1915). Ra
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Very Early Ramsey Official Postcard2280 - Very Early Ramsey Official Postcard
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Very early official postcard from Ramsey MT in Granite Co dated 1891. Post office was only open for 9 years from 1888-1897. Poor strike, but the rev
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ravalli County Covers2281 - Ravalli County Covers
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17 Ravalli County covers, best are: two Skalkano (1872-1886) Territorial Manuscript cancels; Stevensville, 1904; Victor, 1910; Sula, 1918. Also includ
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Red Bluff (Madison County) Collection2282 - Red Bluff (Madison County) Collection
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11 Total pieces from Red Bluff MT that are mostly territorial and have different types of unusual cancels including oval rings, blue ink, and purple i
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Renova Postcard2283 - Renova Postcard
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Great card! Man sleeping in doghouse. Post marked Renova, 1906. Post office open, 1906-1923. City: Renova, Jefferson County State: Montana, Date: 1
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Richland County Postal History / Post Card Collection2284 - Richland County Postal History / Post Card Collection
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7 total. 2 RPC's: 1) Sidney, Montana with buggies on street. Has a very weak, but readable 1910 Sears strike (1909-1910). All-in-all, a nice car...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to k****g for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Rare Riverside Postmark2285 - Rare Riverside Postmark
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A postcard stamped by the Riverside post office in Gallatin Co. MT. Post Office was only open for one year from 1908 - 1909. Strong strike dated Aug
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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1909 Sears, Montana Postmark2286 - 1909 Sears, Montana Postmark
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1909 Sears MT postmark from Richland Co on a picture postcard. Sears post office was only open from 1909-1910. Bottom of the strike is weak, but the r
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Rare Seville, Montana Postmark2287 - Rare Seville, Montana Postmark
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A postcard stamped by the Seville post office in Teton Co Montana. The post office only ran 17 months from Feb. 20, 1911 - July 31, 1912. Last Half o
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Sheridan Collection (Madison County)2288 - Sheridan Collection (Madison County)
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10 Total pieces from Sheridan MT. Mostly 1800's including 2 Corner Covers, 1 purple cancel, and a train delay. City: Sheridan State: Montana,...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Territorial Sheridan Covers2289 - Territorial Sheridan Covers
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Lot contains 22 Sheridan Territorial covers. Great collection. City: Sheridan State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 38837
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Sheridan County Postal History / Postcards Collection2290 - Sheridan County Postal History / Postcards Collection
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12 total. 4 RPC's. The most interesting is a 1/2 photo that says, "This is out stage that brings the mail." Birdseye views of Plentywo...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (95.00 + 19.95) = 114.95
 
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Sidney, Carbon County Postal History / Postcard Collection2291 - Sidney, Carbon County Postal History / Postcard Collection
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Eight RPC's, three black & white, and one colored postcard. RPC's include several nature scenes, Yellowstone Valley National bank, Morri...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Smith, Petroleum County Postcard2292 - Smith, Petroleum County Postcard
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Very nice Smith post mark (1911-1920) on a post card of a cowboy riding a wild bucking bronco (M 338). City: Smith State: Montana, Date: 1913 In
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Snyder, Flathead County Postcard2293 - Snyder, Flathead County Postcard
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Post office only open from 1905-1909. Very strong strike. Picture is McDonald Creek Falls. City: Snyder State: Montana, Date: 1909 Inventory# 40
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 9*****M for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Territorial Sterling Cover2294 - Territorial Sterling Cover
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Early, Territorial cover from Sterling to Virginia City, Montana. City: Sterling, Madison County State: Montana, Date: c. 1867-83 Inventory# 3714
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****M for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Nice Pine Creek Cancel on Stevensville Postcard2295 - Nice Pine Creek Cancel on Stevensville Postcard
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Nice black and white photo of the Stevensville Hotel. Hand written notes on fronts include "parlor door" and "This used to be my bedr...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Stillwater & Phillips County Covers2296 - Stillwater & Phillips County Covers
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1) Spring Creek, Stillwater County (Nov. 1914- Dec. 1917), 1916, strong strike. 2) Valleytown, Phillips County (1908-1942), 1912. City: Stillwater C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Baseball Game played at Stockett, Montana2297 - Baseball Game played at Stockett, Montana
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Great subject. Baseball game at the July 4, 1909 fair/picnic. Folds in card. Stockett cancel. City: Stockett State: Montana, Date: 1909 Inventory
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to h*******c for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Sweeney, Rosebud Postcard2298 - Sweeney, Rosebud Postcard
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Sweeney post mark 1912. Post office only open from 1911 to 1912. Strong strike with weak 'SW' of Sweeney. Picture is a LA Huffman of cabin r...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Terrace Cover2299 - Terrace Cover
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Terrace, McCone county ( 1914-1919) cover, 1917. City: Terrace, McCone County State: Montana, Date: 1917 Inventory# 38676
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Estimates : 50.00 - 125.00
Sold to 9*****M for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Tiger Butte, Cascade County Postcard2300 - Tiger Butte, Cascade County Postcard
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The Tiger Butte post office was only open four years. Cancelled used as received. Stamp missing. City: Tiger Butte State: Montana, Date: 1912 In
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to R*****6 for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Twin Bridges Collection (Madison County)2301 - Twin Bridges Collection (Madison County)
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10 Total pieces from Twin Bridges MT. 4 Slightly different cancels, all black circles and 2 registered covers. City: Twin Bridges State: Montana,
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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