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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Montana City Overview Postcards2352 - Montana City Overview Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
23 total. Mostly RPC's. Towns include Stanford, Wolsey, Two Dot, Ft. Bannock, Marysville, Three Forks, Roundup, Ryegate, Scobey, Virginia City, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to c********n for (135.00 + 28.35) = 163.35
 
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Montana City Street Scene Postcards2353 - Montana City Street Scene Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
21 Total. 16 RPPC'. Cities include Poplar, Pony, Plains, Red Lodge, Roundup, Missoula, Savage, Shelby, Malta, Monarch, Big Timber, Sidney, Livin...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********n for (180.00 + 37.80) = 217.80
 
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Montana Corner Cover Collection 22354 - Montana Corner Cover Collection 2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
55 Pieces with corner covers from all over Montana. Dates range from 1891-1942. Companies include Hills Bros. Coffee, Du Pont, various public schools
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****M for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Montana Covers, Set 32355 - Montana Covers, Set 3
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Covers include: Sheridan, 1891, 1899; Alberton, White Sulphur Springs, Winnett, Corvallis, Box Elder, Browning, West Yellowstone, Coffee Creek, Fergus
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f********2 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Montana Covers, Set 42356 - Montana Covers, Set 4
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Covers include: Arlee, Superior, Townsend, 1886; Zortman, Phillips County; Broadus, Hingham, Willow Creek, Three Forks, Whitefish, Flathead County; An
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Montana Cowboy Related Postcards2357 - Montana Cowboy Related Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
34 postcards. 6 RPC's. Images include parades, rodeos, ranching. Cancels include Rochester, Sage, Malta, Pincecreek, Philbrook, Unity, Paxton, R...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to R*****6 for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Montana Fort Related Postcards2358 - Montana Fort Related Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven total. Four RPC's. Fort Benton, Custer, Fort Peck. All are cancelled including the short-lived Milk River received. Also Ryegate, Poplar, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******c for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Montana Forts Postal Cover Collection2359 - Montana Forts Postal Cover Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes 7 Territorial covers. Fort Benton: 1-1888, 1-1882, 1, addressed to Sheriff J. J. Healy. John J. Healy (1840-1908) was an American entrepr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Montana Native American Postcards2360 - Montana Native American Postcards
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Fifteen total. Four RPC's. See photographs. All are cancelled: Roscoe, Pinecreek, Peskin, Marco, Merrill, Rosebud, Polson, Superior, Ronan, Swee...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****6 for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Montana Plant Postcard Collection2361 - Montana Plant Postcard Collection
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46 Postcards of plants and flowers with various pictures and postmarks. Postmarks include Martinsdale, Utica, Wagner, Windham, Willis, Wilborn, Whitn
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Montana Railroad Postcards2362 - Montana Railroad Postcards
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22 total. 8 RPC's. Trains, bridges, stations, hobos, yards, and workers. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Northern Pacific, Great Northern, etc. Al...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to t**********z for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Montana Territorial and Statehood Postal History Collection (165 Pieces)2363 - Montana Territorial and Statehood Postal History Collection (165 Pieces)
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This is the perfect lot for a new collector who would like to immediately create a Montana collection, a beginning collector who would like to add ove
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9*****M for (600.00 + 126.00) = 726.00
 
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Nine Rural Montana Postcards2364 - Nine Rural Montana Postcards
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5 RPC's. Includes JOB Photo of Midland, Bjornson photo of Terry, Big Hole River, Potts Ranch, Pipestone Creek, McDonald Lake, Mt. Baldy, etc. Ca...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****r for (25.00 + 0.00) = 25.00
 
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North Great Falls MT Cover2365 - North Great Falls MT Cover
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North Great Falls official postcard from Cascade CO MT. Post office ran from 1890-1893. Very rare postmark. "North" is not visible in the...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Northeast Montana Postal History and Postcard Collection2366 - Northeast Montana Postal History and Postcard Collection
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39 total. 7 RPC's including farm scene near Yates, Main Street Wolf Point, Bird's eye of Glendive, North Side E. Street of Wolf Point, Helen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Northwest Montana Postal History / Postcard Collection2367 - Northwest Montana Postal History / Postcard Collection
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Counties include Meagher, Glacier, Lincoln, Powell, Teton, Chouteau, and Pondera. 16 total. 10 RPC's including a fabulous Lombard scene with riv...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (180.00 + 37.80) = 217.80
 
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Park County Postal History Postcard Collection2368 - Park County Postal History Postcard Collection
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26 Total. 5 RPC's Scenes of Lakeview Ranch, Flood, Railroad, Sagebrush Tourists, Chico Hot Springs. Postmarks include 1908 manuscript Porcupine ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Phillips County Postal History / Postcard Collection2369 - Phillips County Postal History / Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25. 10 RPC's. Includes an early Zortman (1903-date). Also Saco, Malta, Midale, Wagner, and Waco, Scenes include a Saco flood, goose hunte...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Photograph Corner Cover Collection2370 - Photograph Corner Cover Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 Pieces total that include a Van Euen Electric cover from Polson with 4 pictures of a girl, lake, cowboy, and meadow in blue ink. Also contains a co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (15.00 + 0.00) = 15.00
 
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Pictorial Corner Covers Collection2371 - Pictorial Corner Covers Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19 Total covers with pictorial CC's from various towns and senders. Pictorials include cars, first trips, settlers, post offices, animals, peop...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (20.00 + 0.00) = 20.00
 
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Postal Abnormalities Collection2372 - Postal Abnormalities Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 Total pieces of postal abnormalities including a copper air mail cachet from Butte, special delivery from power, certified return receipt requested
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (15.00 + 0.00) = 15.00
 
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Rare Twoee Montana Postcard2373 - Rare Twoee Montana Postcard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Twoee Montana postcard. From the Twoee post office in Dawson County only open from 1910 to 1912. Has a black circle cancel. Wishing a happy birth
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Ravalli County Postal History and Postcard Collection2374 - Ravalli County Postal History and Postcard Collection
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35 total. 4 RPC's. Scenes include Gallogly Springs RPC, Rainbow Falls with Great Northern Railroad, etc. Cancels include Stevensville, Rosemont,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****r for (20.00 + 0.00) = 20.00
 
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Red Bluff Territorial Covers2375 - Red Bluff Territorial Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Red Bluff covers: 1-1880, 3 are manuscript. 3 are addressed to S. R. Buford. City: State: Montana Date: Inventory# 38838
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (25.00 + 0.00) = 25.00
 
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Registered Postmark Collection2376 - Registered Postmark Collection
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35 Total registered covers from Neihart, Gilford, Inverness, Manhattan, Malta, Miles City, Melstone, Huntley, Hot Springs, Howard, Whitehall, Hobson,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Richland County, Montana Cover Collection2377 - Richland County, Montana Cover Collection
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43 Total pieces from Richland Co MT. Highlights include an early 1913 Clark, 1908 Sidney, 4 Sioux Pass from 1912 & 1915 (1909-1921), and a 1907...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to k****g for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Rosebud County, Montana Cover Collection2378 - Rosebud County, Montana Cover Collection
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48 Pieces from Rosebud Co. with outstanding postmarks including a 1938 last year Davidall (1928-1938), a 1931 Gopher (1917-1933), 2 1913 Vanada'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Sanders County, Montana Cover Collection2379 - Sanders County, Montana Cover Collection
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37 Total pieces from Sanders Co Mt with outstanding pieces including a 1901 Heron, an early 1913 Sloan, 1910 Plains, 1917 early Perma, 1911 White Pine
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****6 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Sanders County Postal History and Postcard Collection2380 - Sanders County Postal History and Postcard Collection
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22 total. 4 RPC's. Scenes include Paradise and Plains bird's eye views, family portrait of the Griffin family(?) of Noxon, Lassing Ranch, et...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****r for (20.00 + 0.00) = 20.00
 
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Seventeen First and Last Day Montana Covers2381 - Seventeen First and Last Day Montana Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Last Day covers from Demers, Acushnet, Grandview, Nohly, Lanmark, pictorial Bowers, Lost Lake, Paris, Sun Prairie, pictorial Roundup, Rumble Creek, Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (15.00 + 0.00) = 15.00
 
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Sheridan County, Montana Cover Collection2382 - Sheridan County, Montana Cover Collection
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43 Total covers and cover-like postcards from Sheridan Co MT. The highlights of the group are a 1910 Outlook first year, a 1908 Plentywood, an early
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****6 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Silverbow County, Montana Covers Collection2383 - Silverbow County, Montana Covers Collection
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24 Total pieces from Silverbow Co in Montana. Highlights are a 1907 Meaderville (1903-1908), 1898 Walkerville corner cover, 1890 & 1896 South B...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****6 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Southeast Montana Postal History / Postcard Collection2384 - Southeast Montana Postal History / Postcard Collection
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71 total. 14 RPC's. Scenes include RPC Red Lodge Fire Horse Drawn Fire Department, RPC Hauser Street in Red Lodge, RPC of girl in Park City, 191...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9*****M for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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Southwest Montana Postal History and Postcard Collection2385 - Southwest Montana Postal History and Postcard Collection
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72 total. 6 RPC's. Counties include Silver Bow, Granite, Jefferson, Broadwater, Beaverhead, and Deer Lodge. Find scenes like steel bridge of Tow...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****6 for (80.00 + 19.20) = 99.20
 
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Stillwater County, Montana Cover Collection2386 - Stillwater County, Montana Cover Collection
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25 Total pieces from Stillwater Co MT with the highlights being a 1922 Wheat Basin, 1913 Reedpoint, 1907 Park City, 1918 Tacy (1915-1929), and an earl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Storrs Montana Postcard2387 - Storrs Montana Postcard
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Storrs Montana holiday postcard. Post office open 1904 to 1908. Postcard is stamped December 23, 1907. Rare Montana postal history piece. City: Sta
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Terminus (Beaverhead County, MT) Territorial Cancels2388 - Terminus (Beaverhead County, MT) Territorial Cancels
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20 Total cancels from Terminus in Beaverhead Co Montana. Both Purple and Blue ink Cancels with dates 1880 and 1881. City: State: Montana Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****6 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Teton County, Montana Cover Collection2389 - Teton County, Montana Cover Collection
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16 Total pieces with the highlights being an Old Agency territorial (1875-1884), an 1896 Chouteau, a magenta Porter (1910-1915), a 1910 Strabane (1909
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Three Montana Stagecoach Postcards2390 - Three Montana Stagecoach Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) RPC of stage in front of general store and bank in Sidney. 1906 cancel. 2) Artist drawing of stagecoach holdup. 1906 Spion Kop cancel (first year o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to f********2 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Toole County, Montana Cover Collection2391 - Toole County, Montana Cover Collection
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44 Total pieces from Toole County MT with outstanding pieces like a 1910 first year Kevin, a 1903 Gold Butte, a 1914 very early Devon, and a 1902 firs
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e*****r for (30.00 + 0.00) = 30.00
 
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Montana Tragedies in Postcards2392 - Montana Tragedies in Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two RPC's. 1) Fire at the Valley Mercantile Company in Hamilton. Smoke bellowing out of the upstairs windows. 1910 Stevensville post mark. 2) Re...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to R*****6 for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Treasure County, Montana Covers Collection2393 - Treasure County, Montana Covers Collection
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9 Covers from Treasure Co MT. Highlights are a 1909 Sanders, 1915 Rancher with letter, and a Big Horn straight line cancel. Other cancels include Hysh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to R*****6 for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Underdahl Manuscript Postcard2394 - Underdahl Manuscript Postcard
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Early provisional manuscript postcard from the Underdahl post office in Cascade Co. MT. The post office was only open from 1921-1928 and this card is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (425.00 + 89.25) = 514.25
 
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Valley County, Montana Covers Collection2395 - Valley County, Montana Covers Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
29 Total pieces from Valley Co MT. The all stars of the group are a 1915 Thoeny first-year, a 1912 Monota (1911-1913), 1936 New Deal first Year, 1915
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Various Montana Covers2396 - Various Montana Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Covers postmarked: Cameron, Fortine, Superior, Circle, Conrad, Wolf Point, Havre, Willow Creek, Brusett, Whitefish, Anaconda, Miles City, Smelter, Chi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (25.00 + 0.00) = 25.00
 
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Wheatland County, Montana Cover Collection2397 - Wheatland County, Montana Cover Collection
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25 Total covers from Wheatland Co. The outstanding pieces are three 1888 Ubet (1881-1980) covers, an early 1915 Wallace (1912-1933), a 1908 Yale, 190
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*****6 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Yellowstone County Covers Collection2398 - Yellowstone County Covers Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
29 Total pieces.1917 Mossmain 1st year, Billings territorial, early Shepherd 1915, 1911 Waco (1907-1918), 1916 early Worden. Also includes Broadview,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to R*****6 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Glacier County Covers2399 - Glacier County Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 Glacier County (1892-1905) covers, best are: two Piegan Territorials, 1880, 1881; Kipp, (1892-1905), 1898. Also included: Cut Bank, Babb, Browning,
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to R*****6 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Two R-7 The Play Tokens (Libby, Montana)2400 - Two R-7 The Play Tokens (Libby, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
R-7 tokens. The / Play / Libby / Mont. // GF / 5c, 25c / IT. Brass, round, 21mm, 24mm. City: Libby State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 39640
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********3 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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15 Anaconda Tokens2401 - 15 Anaconda Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Anaconda tokens group, mostly souvenir: P. L. Fugina // GF / $1.00 . IT; Marcus Daly Hotel; Reduction Smelter; The Montana Hotel; Good Mountain Roads;
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to n***l for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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