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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17 Different Anaconda Tokens2402 - 17 Different Anaconda Tokens
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1) J. W. Tescher // GF / 12 1/2c / IT. Round, brass. 2) Roach/ & / Smith // GF / 7 1/2c / IT. Octagonal, aluminum. 3) L. A. King // GF / One / c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to a**********0 for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Anaconda Shaped Tokens2403 - Anaconda Shaped Tokens
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Seven Shaped tokens: 1) Lancaster / Cigar / Store // GF / 5c / IT. Badge shaped, aluminum. 2) Two Rustic / Tavern // GF / 10c, 25c / IT. Square, alum
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
Sold to t**********z for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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John B. Pozega, Anaconda, Montana Token (10c)2404 - John B. Pozega, Anaconda, Montana Token (10c)
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John B. Pozega Token with an unlisted 10c denomination in Rubick. John B. Pozega / 722 / E. Third / St. / Anaconda, Mont. // GF / 10c / IT. Round, B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to a**********0 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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John B. Pozega, Anaconda, Montana Token (5c)2405 - John B. Pozega, Anaconda, Montana Token (5c)
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Token from John B. Pozega in Anaconda Montana with a rarity level of 6 in Rubick. R-6 John B. Pozega / 722 / E. Third / St. / Anaconda, Mont. // GF
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to A*******a for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Pozega E. Betck & Co. Token (Anaconda, Montana)2406 - Pozega E. Betck & Co. Token (Anaconda, Montana)
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Token for Pozega E. Betck & Co. from Anaconda Montana. Completely unlisted in Rubick. Pozega E. Betck. & Co. / Anaconda, / Mont. // GF / -A...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Washoe Copper Smelter Tokens (Anaconda, Montana)2407 - Washoe Copper Smelter Tokens (Anaconda, Montana)
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Three tokens from the Washoe Copper Smelter: Washoe / Copper Smelter / Anaconda, Montana // blank. tokens read the same, but each has a slightly diffe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a**********0 for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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6 Bigfork Tokens2408 - 6 Bigfork Tokens
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Three plastic Wold's Thriftways Inc. Two plastic Yellow Bay Store. One Wooden Nickel. City: Bigfork State: Montana, Date: Inventory# 39631
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Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8*****m for (5.00 + 1.05) = 6.05
 
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Bawdy House Token: The Diamond, Billings, Montana2409 - Bawdy House Token: The Diamond, Billings, Montana
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Trade Token for 25 c at The Diamond, which was a bawdy house in Billings and has a rarity level of 7 in Rubick's latest reference. R-7 The / Di...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********c.. for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Billings Bar Token Collection 12410 - Billings Bar Token Collection 1
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15 Tokens from various bars in Billings Montana. Includes 4 R-6's, 4 R-5's and 7 R-4 & 3. The outstanding pieces are an R-6 W.D. Mowre ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e****6 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Billings Bar Token Collection 22411 - Billings Bar Token Collection 2
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16 Tokens from Billings Bars and drinking establishments. Highlights are an R-6 Pines / Beer / Garden / Billings // GF / 10c / IT. Scalloped Rectan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********n for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Billings Cigar Store Tokens2412 - Billings Cigar Store Tokens
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5 Tokens from cigar stores in Billings Montana. Includes 4 R-6's and 1 R-5. R-6 Capital / Cigar / Store / Billings, Mont. // GF / 25c / IT. O...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********n for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Billings Complete Set of Mint Bar Tokens2413 - Billings Complete Set of Mint Bar Tokens
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4 Tokens for a complete set of the Billings Mint Bar trade tokens from 5c- $1.00. Mint Bar / 2709 / Montana / Ave. / Billings, Montana // GF / 5 /
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to c********n for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Billings Cut and Punched Tokens2414 - Billings Cut and Punched Tokens
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19 Tokens from assorted stores and businesses that have either been cut before issuance or punch canceled. Includes 4 R-6's, 7 R-5's, and 8 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********n for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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Billings Good For A Cigar Tokens2415 - Billings Good For A Cigar Tokens
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3 Different tokens from 3 different places in Billings Mont. that are "Good For 1 Cigar". R-6 Thomas Manley / Billings, / Mont. // GF / ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to T******p for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Billings Hotel Tokens2416 - Billings Hotel Tokens
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4 Tokens in total from various Billings Hotels. 2 R-6's and 2 R-5's. R-6 Grand Hotel / Billings, / Mont. // The Great Seal Of The State Of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********n for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Billings Names & Proprietors Token Collection 12417 - Billings Names & Proprietors Token Collection 1
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12 Tokens from Billings Montana with names of proprietors on them. Includes 6 R-6's, 2 R-5's, and 4- R-4's. Highlights are an R-6 Frank...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e****6 for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Billings Names And Proprietors Token Collection 22418 - Billings Names And Proprietors Token Collection 2
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11 Tokens with names and proprietors from Billings Montana. Includes 6 R-6's and 5 R-5's. The highlights are an R-6 Lee & Harper / &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********n for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Billings Odd-Ball Token Collection2419 - Billings Odd-Ball Token Collection
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20 Tokens overall, from all kinds of stores and businesses in Billings Montana. Includes 4 R-6's, 4 R-5's and 12 R-4's. Highlights are ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e****6 for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Billings Odd-Ball Token Grab Bag2420 - Billings Odd-Ball Token Grab Bag
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This is one of the fun groups with 16 different tokens from all kinds of different stores and businesses that are off the beaten path. Includes 3 R-6
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********n for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Billings Pool Hall Tokens2421 - Billings Pool Hall Tokens
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10 Tokens for various Pool Halls in Billings Montana. 4 R-6's, 3 R-5's , 3 R-4's. R-6's are as follows: Pastime Pool Room / 2515 /...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********n for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Billings Saloon Tokens2422 - Billings Saloon Tokens
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5 Different saloon tokens from Billings Montana that includes 4 R-6's and 1 R-5. The R-6's are as follows: Last Chance / E.J.B. / Saloon /...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to r****k for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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Billings Shaped Tokens2423 - Billings Shaped Tokens
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20 Tokens that are shaped other than round and originate from all reaches of business in Billings Montana. 1 R-7, 3 R-6's, 4 R-5's, and 12 R...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to r******h for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Billings Topic Token Collection2424 - Billings Topic Token Collection
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Set of 4 tokens for the Topic in Billings Montana. Includes 3 R-6's and 1 R-5. R-6 The Topic / G. F. O'Grady // Good For / 10c / Drink Or C...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Brunswick And New Brunswick Bar Tokens (Billings, Montana)2425 - Brunswick And New Brunswick Bar Tokens (Billings, Montana)
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18 Tokens from The Brunswick and New Brunswick Bar. 4 are R-5's and 14 are R-4's. The highlights include, R-5 New / Brunswick / Bar // GF ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to e****6 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Ross & Becker Montana Saloon Token (Billings, Montana)2426 - Ross & Becker Montana Saloon Token (Billings, Montana)
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Ultra scarce saloon token for the Ross and Becker Montana Saloon. Very desirable and has a rarity level of 8 in Rubick's latest reference. Ros...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********3 for (70.00 + 14.70) = 84.70
 
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The Stockman Token Collection (Billings, Montana)2427 - The Stockman Token Collection (Billings, Montana)
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7 Tokens for The Stockman in Billings Montana. Variety of different tokens with style, value, and rarity. Includes 2 R-6's, 2 R-5's, and 3 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********n for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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The Turf Token Collection (Billings, Montana)2428 - The Turf Token Collection (Billings, Montana)
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4 Tokens from The Turf Bar and Cafe in Billings Montana. The tokens include 25c, 50c, and 2 different 1.00 pieces. R-5 The Turf Bar / and / Cafe /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b********c.. for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Billings Bi-Metallic Tokens2429 - Billings Bi-Metallic Tokens
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2 Bi-Metal tokens for Mowre's store from Billings Montana that are both rarity level 6 in Rubick's latest reference. (2x) R-6 GF / 3 1/3c / ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r****k for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Billings Dairy Tokens2430 - Billings Dairy Tokens
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Group of 6 different tokens from various creameries and dairy vendors. 4 R-6's, 1 R-5, 1 R-4. The highlights are an R-6 Eldergrove / Creamery ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********n for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Billings Octagonal Token Collection2431 - Billings Octagonal Token Collection
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12 Octagonal tokens from Billings Montana that include 2 R-6's, 6 R-5's, and 4 R-4's. The Highlights are an R-6 Geo Green's / Billi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********n for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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8 Bonner, Montana Tokens incl. Saloon2432 - 8 Bonner, Montana Tokens incl. Saloon
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One R-7 Bonner token: Midway Saloon / Bonner, Mont. // GF / 12 1/2c / IT. Round, brass, 20mm. 3 R-6 tokens: two Midway Saloon / Bonner, Mont. // GF /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to r******h for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Bozeman, Montana Token Collection2433 - Bozeman, Montana Token Collection
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2 R-7 swastika Good Luck tokens; 13 R-6 tokens: The Arcade, Toohey Bros., Swan Johnson, Sugar Bowl, Roecher & Alward, Schmidt Bros., Art Nash, A...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t**********z for (275.00 + 57.75) = 332.75
 
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Chas. Pick & Co. & Pat. Worsham Bozeman Token2434 - Chas. Pick & Co. & Pat. Worsham Bozeman Token
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Ultra rare pictorial token for Pat. Worsham and Chas, Pick & Co with a picture of what appears to be some kind of glass and utensils. Has a rar...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to t**********z for (450.00 + 94.50) = 544.50
 
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Large Bozeman Token Collection2435 - Large Bozeman Token Collection
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48 total tokens. 22 R-6 tokens include: Kentucky Club; J. S. Bush; Alfred Pouliot, Headquarters; Elite Bar; L. S. Fuller's Palace; M. M. Cigars;...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t**********z for (200.00 + 42.00) = 242.00
 
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R-7 Bozeman Tokens2436 - R-7 Bozeman Tokens
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Two tokens: R-7. J. W. / 2 East Main / Bozeman // GF / 5c / IT. Round, aluminum, 22mm. 2) Dan Allen / News / Candies / Cigars / Bozeman, Mont. // GF 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to b********c.. for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Broadview Town Token Lot2437 - Broadview Town Token Lot
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Seven Broadview tokens. One R-7: Parker Trading / Broadview / Mont. // GF / 50c / IT. Round, aluminum, 31mm. Five R-6 tokens: 1) two from The Club / H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********n for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Three R-6 Broadview Tokens: J.R. Thomas2438 - Three R-6 Broadview Tokens: J.R. Thomas
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Three different R-6 tokens from J. R. Thomas. It was a 1912 general store. J. R. Thomas / Cash Store / Broadview / Mont. // GF / 10c, 50c, $1.00 / In
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to c********n for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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3 Butte Advertising Metal Bottle Openers2439 - 3 Butte Advertising Metal Bottle Openers
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3 Butte bottle openers that include Julius Fried Cigars; "Flor De Addison" Mild Havana Cigar hammer shaped opener. Majestic Bar 24 East Pa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to r*o for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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Assorted Butte Token Grab Bag2440 - Assorted Butte Token Grab Bag
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14 Tokens from various places in Butte Montana with 1 R-7, 5 R-6's, 6 R-5's, and 2 R-4's. The highlights are an R-7 E.O. Williams / 799...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********c.. for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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Butte Bars and Saloon Tokens2441 - Butte Bars and Saloon Tokens
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5 Different tokens from various bars and saloons in Butte Montana. Includes 3 R-6s, 1 R-5, and 1 R-4. R-6 Susie Berg / 217 / S. Arizona St. / Butte /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*******a for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Butte Business Token Collection2442 - Butte Business Token Collection
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Group of 11 tokens from various businesses in Butte that all list the company name. Includes 6 R-6's and 5 R-5's. Highlights are R-6 Virgi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to T******p for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Butte Cigar Token Suite2443 - Butte Cigar Token Suite
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9 Tokens in total from 5 various cigar stores and places in Butte Montana. Highlights are an R-6 See / Snyder / 28 West Park // GF / 12 1/2c / Cigar.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******e for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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Butte 'Good for 1 Cigar' Tokens2444 - Butte 'Good for 1 Cigar' Tokens
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Stellar lot of 1 R-7 and 3 R-6 tokens for various cigar lounges and places in Butte Montana. R-7 Windsor Bar / Allensworth Bros. / 15 / East Broadway
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********c.. for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Butte Hotel Key Tags2445 - Butte Hotel Key Tags
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Florence Hotel room 10 key tag and H. B. Bloc Rooming House at 17 West Broadway. (Svoboda collection) City: Butte State: Montana, Date: Inventor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Butte Silver Bow Token Collection2446 - Butte Silver Bow Token Collection
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3 Tokens from the Silver Bow Club and Candy Co. in Butte Montana. Great collection with 2 R-7's and an R-6. R-7 A.W.O. // Silver Bow / 15 / Cl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to r****k for (200.00 + 42.00) = 242.00
 
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Butte Sims and Miller Token2447 - Butte Sims and Miller Token
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A phenomenal Sims & Miller Token from Butte Montana. The token has a rarity level of 6 in Rubick's latest reference and it is in outstandin...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a**********0 for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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H.A. D'Acheul Druggist Token (Butte, Montana)2448 - H.A. D'Acheul Druggist Token (Butte, Montana)
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We believe to have found an extremely rare token for the Druggist H.A. D'Acheul in Butte Mont. R-? H.A. D'Acheul / 40 / Druggist //. Round...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********c.. for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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Silver Bow Club Token (Butte, Montana)2449 - Silver Bow Club Token (Butte, Montana)
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A very special token from the Silver Bow Club in Butte Montana. It has a rarity rating of 8 in Rubick's latest reference and is a gem. R-8 A....
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to z***8 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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St. Lawrence Saloon Token (Butte, Montana)2450 - St. Lawrence Saloon Token (Butte, Montana)
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A token from the St. Lawrence Saloon in Butte Montana. Has a rarity level of 8 in Rubick's latest reference and is a fabulous saloon token. R-8...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********n for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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Three Unlisted Butte Advertising Mirrors2451 - Three Unlisted Butte Advertising Mirrors
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All unlisted. 1) Two identical ad mirrors, diameter, 2.5". One is worn on the ad side. Lavender paper: "You can save a great / deal if / y...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r****k for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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