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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Valley County Postal History and Postcard Collection2302 - Valley County Postal History and Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 total. 3 RPC's of an estate(?) scene with a 1912 blurred Richland postmark (1913-1919), Wheeler overview, and a young boy with a cotton stock...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Verneil Cover (Musselshell County)2303 - Verneil Cover (Musselshell County)
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Verneil, Musselshell County cover (post office, 1915-1917), 1916. City: Verneil, Musselshell County State: Montana, Date: 1916 Inventory# 38669
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Virginia City Collection (Madison County)2304 - Virginia City Collection (Madison County)
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21 Total pieces from Virginia City MT. Mostly territorial and many different cancels. Black, Blue, and purple ink with a variety of different cancels
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Ward Cover (Ravalli County)2305 - Ward Cover (Ravalli County)
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Ward, 1910 cover. Ward post office, 1910-1912. City: Ward, Ravalli County State: Montana, Date: 1910 Inventory# 38663
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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White Cover (McCone County)2306 - White Cover (McCone County)
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White, McCone County (1914-1917) cover, 1914. City: White, McCone County State: Montana, Date: 1914 Inventory# 38675
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Wint, Fergus County 1916 Cancel2307 - Wint, Fergus County 1916 Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office open from 1915 to 1917. Light strike, but very readable. Front of post card shows Indians on the old Travois Trail in Glacier National Par
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Yellowstone County Postal History / Postcard Collection2308 - Yellowstone County Postal History / Postcard Collection
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34 total. 1 RPC. Postal History includes early 1913 Wordon, 1913 Osborn (1908-1914), early 1920 Sheppard, Mossman, magenta Yellowstone, Polytechnic, S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Montana Corner Covers Collection2309 - Montana Corner Covers Collection
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About 50 total pieces of corner covers from various companies and towns in Montana. CC's include J.G. Olsen Druggist, Ekalaka Telephone, The Mac...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to k********t.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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"Montana Country" Postcards2310 - "Montana Country" Postcards
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Total of ten. Mostly RPC's. Includes Uncle Tom's Cabin at Hunters' Paradise (hunting scene), Uncle Ben Gulch-Placer Ranch Mine nearby, M...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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20 Montana Covers2311 - 20 Montana Covers
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Covers include: Alberton, Circle, Roundup, Victor, Bainville, Willow Creek, Grass Range, Columbia Falls, Anaconda, Glendive, Big Timber, Townsend, Wis
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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20 Montana Covers, Set 22312 - 20 Montana Covers, Set 2
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Covers include: Sheridan, 1894; Tarkio, White Sulphur Springs, 1900; Livingston, 1902; Victor, Savage, Glacier Park, Three Forks, 1885; Lewistown, 188
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Air Mail Montana Collection2313 - Air Mail Montana Collection
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17 Cards total that were shipped via air mail from places in Montana such as Pompey's Pillar, Klein, Richland, Leroy, Havre, Superior, Bozeman d...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (15.00 + 0.00) = 15.00
 
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Beaverhead County, Montana Covers Collection2314 - Beaverhead County, Montana Covers Collection
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43 Total pieces. Highlights are 8 Terminus territorials with blue and purple cancels, 1903 Dewey (1894-1913), 1915 very early Wise River, 1891 Willis,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to R*****6 for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Big Timber and Sweetgrass Counties Covers Collection2315 - Big Timber and Sweetgrass Counties Covers Collection
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21 Total pieces from Sweetgrass Co and Big Timber. Highlights include an 1887 territorial first-year Melville along with an 1894 Big Timber with lett
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Bighorn County, Montana Covers Collection2316 - Bighorn County, Montana Covers Collection
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33 Total pieces. Highlights are a very early 1917 McRae, 2 Tongue River covers (1937-1940), 1899 St. Xavier, 1961 Yellowstone Rural Sta., and a 1899
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****6 for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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Blaine County, Montana Covers Collection2317 - Blaine County, Montana Covers Collection
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26 Total pieces. Highlights are a 1914 Cascade first year (1914-1929), a 1910 Savoy first year, an early Turner, and a 1912 Coberg (1902-1917). Also
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Broadwater County, Montana Covers Collection2318 - Broadwater County, Montana Covers Collection
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21 Total pieces. Highlights are 3 Radersburgh Territorials, and 2 Townsend. Also includes Radersburgh with two PO's, Winston, and Toston cance...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Carbon County, Montana Covers Collection2319 - Carbon County, Montana Covers Collection
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21 total. Includes Roscoe, and Rockfield postcards and also Bowler last day. Other cancels include Roberts, Castagne, Bearcreek, Shriver, red Lodge, W
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to R*****6 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Carter County, Montana Covers Collection2320 - Carter County, Montana Covers Collection
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34 Total pieces from Carter Co. MT that include Belltower last day pictorial, Piniele, Alzada, Ekalaka, Capitol with a turquoise cancel, Sykes, Ridgew
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Cascade County Covers Collection2321 - Cascade County Covers Collection
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47 Total pieces. Best pieces are a 1922 Underdahl manuscript (1921-1928), 2 Sun River Territorials, and a 1909 Manchester (1904-1911). Also includes
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 450.00
Sold to 9*****M for (80.00 + 16.80) = 96.80
 
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Central Montana Postal History / Postcard Collection2322 - Central Montana Postal History / Postcard Collection
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56 total. 14 RPC's. Counties include Treasure, Fallon, Prairie, Powder River, Carter, Custer, Big Horn, Musselshell, and Rosebud. Scenes include...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****M for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Chouteau County, Montana Covers Collection2323 - Chouteau County, Montana Covers Collection
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1915 Square Butte first year, also includes Highwood, Hopp, Montague, Vergellle, Verona, Skay, Shonkin, shepherd, Waltham, Warrick, Paradise, Big Timb
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to f********2 for (90.00 + 21.60) = 111.60
 
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Custer County, Montana Cover Collection2324 - Custer County, Montana Cover Collection
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54 total. Garland with letter circa 1905. Two Terminus territorial. 14 miles city territorial. Also includes pictorial Big Horn, commemorating the Bat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to R*****6 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Daniels County, Montana Covers Collection2325 - Daniels County, Montana Covers Collection
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22 Total pieces. Highlights are a 1917 Tande Postcard (1915-1922) and an early 1914 Whitetail (1911-date). Also includes Maddoc, West Glacier, West
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Dawson County, Montana Cover Collection2326 - Dawson County, Montana Cover Collection
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29 total. 2 Glendive territorial. 1915 Retah (1910-1918). 1912 Union early. 1912 Marsh early. 1912 Marco (1909 to 1918). Also includes Stipek, Mink, M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****6 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Deer Lodge County, Montana Covers Collection2327 - Deer Lodge County, Montana Covers Collection
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25 Total pieces. Highlights are an Anaconda, Deer Lodge, and a weak Sunset Territorials. Also includes Tyler, Fishtrap, Warm Springs, and Southern C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b********c.. for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Early Madison County Postmarks2328 - Early Madison County Postmarks
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3 Early Madison Co postmarks that include 1 McAllister manuscript, 1 1897 short-lived post office in Rochester with 2 runs from 1898-1918 and 1892-191
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Fallon County, Montana Covers Collection2329 - Fallon County, Montana Covers Collection
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38 Total pieces. Highlights are a 1911 Willard, 1916 Webster, 1911 Wetmore, 1913 Violet (1908-1915), 1912 Plevna, 1915 Ollie, and a 1907 Preston (190
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 350.00
Sold to 9*****M for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Fergus County, Montana Covers Collection incl. Chinese Contents2330 - Fergus County, Montana Covers Collection incl. Chinese Contents
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70 Total. Judith Chinese cover with contents, Lewiston, and Maiden territorials are the stars. Other cancels include Ubet, Ross Fork, Winifred, Ware,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to f********2 for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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First and Last Day Montana Postal Collection2331 - First and Last Day Montana Postal Collection
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42 Total cards stamped from either the first or last day of their post office or with name changes. Post offices include Polytechnic, name change Roc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*****6 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Saloon & Liquor Related Advertising Covers incl Two Territorial2332 - Saloon & Liquor Related Advertising Covers incl Two Territorial
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1) John W. Smith, liquors & segars, Bozeman, Montana Territory. Opened roughly at let. Affects corner advertisement. 2) 1885 Eilers wines, liquo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********o.. for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Gallatin County Cover Collection2333 - Gallatin County Cover Collection
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44 total. Two different color 1890 Three Forks Double Circle. Early Trident. Two Hamilton manuscript territorial. Three Forks territorial. Two Morelan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 450.00
Sold to 9*****M for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Gallatin County Postal History and Postcard Collection2334 - Gallatin County Postal History and Postcard Collection
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46 total. 10 RPC's. Scenes include Andrew's Homestead Cabin, lot of Yellowstone, Niels Olson 1909 photo of Missouri River, 1909 Sweet Pea Ca...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*****6 for (95.00 + 22.80) = 117.80
 
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Montana Girls Postcard Collection2335 - Montana Girls Postcard Collection
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28 Postcards with girls from various towns in Montana. Postmarks from Tunis, Turner, Blaine, Martinsdale, Marias, Edmonton and Sidney, Tee Dee, Anes...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Granite County, Montana Cover Collection2336 - Granite County, Montana Cover Collection
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22 total. 4 Philipsburg territorials. 1894 New Chicago. 1905 Stone, post office open from 1899 to 1906. 1896 Combination, post office open from 1892 t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (190.00 + 39.90) = 229.90
 
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Hand Drawn/Colored Covers Collection2337 - Hand Drawn/Colored Covers Collection
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6 Covers that have mostly hand-drawn pictures and some hand-colored. Pictures include a horse from Hungry Horse, a deer on Crutches from Lame Deer, a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********c.. for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Helena Remainder Lot2338 - Helena Remainder Lot
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57 total. 22 Territorials including 5 Montano. Some corner advertising covers. Please inspect. City: State: Montana Date: 1880's - 1950...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Holidays and Special Occasion Postcards2339 - Holidays and Special Occasion Postcards
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81 Holiday and special occasion postcards from Montana including pieces postmarked from Three Buttes, Terry, Nimrod, Utica, Silver, Stearns, Stockett,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to R*****6 for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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Jefferson County Covers Collection2340 - Jefferson County Covers Collection
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40 Total pieces. Territorials from Beaver Creek (2), Bedford (2), Jefferson City, Comet, and Wickes (7). 1881 Boulder Valley with contents, 1902 Bou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 2******d for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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Judith Basin County Postal History and Postcard Collection2341 - Judith Basin County Postal History and Postcard Collection
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33 total. Scenes include lots of cattle and farming, flowing well at Judith Basin, B&M Copper Smelter, New Park Hotel, Land Hunters at Hobson, I...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******c for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Lake County Postal History / Post Card Collection2342 - Lake County Postal History / Post Card Collection
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25 total. 3 RPC's. Scenes include Indian, mining, shipping buffalo to Canada, etc. Post marks include St. Ignatius, Moise, Proctor, Pablo, Raval...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to e*****r for (15.00 + 0.00) = 15.00
 
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Life in Montana Postcard Collection2343 - Life in Montana Postcard Collection
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15 total. Mostly RPCS's. Includes man with rifle and dog, floods in Wibaux and Glasgow, farmers Davis & Helenbrook, men at tent camp, Rodie&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Madison County Corner Cover Collection2344 - Madison County Corner Cover Collection
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26 Total covers from various towns in Madison Co MT with different corner covers. Contains 4 pictorials, and a cover from the Northern Pacific Railro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to 9*****M for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Madison County Montana Cover and Postal Grab Bag2345 - Madison County Montana Cover and Postal Grab Bag
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Over 130 total pieces that includes 3 Meadow Creek territorials, 48 Virginia City territorials, and many 1890's and 1900's. 4 different Me...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*****M for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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Madison County Montana Large Collection2346 - Madison County Montana Large Collection
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64 Total pieces from Madison Co MT that includes territorials for Virginia City and Meadow Creek. Mostly different towns and/or cancels that include
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9*****M for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Madison County Territorial Collection2347 - Madison County Territorial Collection
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24 Total pieces that are all territorial from Madison Co. Includes purple, blue, black very unusual pink, rings, double circles, double circle rings,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****M for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Madison County Town Collection2348 - Madison County Town Collection
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25 Total pieces, all with different cancels. Including Cameron, Norris, Home Park, Laurin, Waterloo, Harrison, Ferguson, Ruby, Milltown, Alder, Silve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*****r for (40.00 + 0.00) = 40.00
 
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Missoula County Postal History / Postcard Collection2349 - Missoula County Postal History / Postcard Collection
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Lot of 16. 3 RPC's. Great overviews of St. Ignatius (RPC) and Bonner. Early 1914 Milltown. Other cancels include Seeley Lake, Martina, magenta P...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (15.00 + 0.00) = 15.00
 
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Montana Animal Postcard Collection2350 - Montana Animal Postcard Collection
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29 Cards with various animals and postmarks including a donkey from Merrill, birds from Madison Lake, a cow from McAllister, Bears from Trego, Mountai
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****r for (25.00 + 0.00) = 25.00
 
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Montana Buildings2351 - Montana Buildings
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19 total. Mostly RPC's. Includes Grand Hotel in Roundup, Ursaline Villa in St. Ignatius, Bozeman church, power plant in Taft, Methodist Church i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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