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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Alaska Postcards3001 - Alaska Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 RPC's, 5 actual photos, and 5 other postcards of various Alaska scenes. City: State: Alaska Date: Inventory# 38435
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Collection of Color Advertising Cards for Singer Manufacturing Co. (sewing machines)3002 - Collection of Color Advertising Cards for Singer Manufacturing Co. (sewing machines)
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39 cards depicting color illustrations of people around the world with Singer sewing machines. Reverse of each card describes the location/scene and a
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Tintype, 3 Western Gents3003 - Tintype, 3 Western Gents
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Early photograph (ferrotype, aka tintype) of three western gents all dressed in similar way. All are wearing vests and bowler hats. Maybe taken in the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (190.00 + 45.60) = 235.60
 
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Arizona Ephemera Collection (w/ Tombstone piece)3004 - Arizona Ephemera Collection (w/ Tombstone piece)
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Arizona lot that includes: newer map; a framed broadside for Max Lantin, leading clothier in Globe Arizona 9" x 8"; a calendar from Phoeni...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to l********1 for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Cobb Bros. Coupon Book3005 - Cobb Bros. Coupon Book
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13 books: Cobb Bros. Merchants' Coupon Pass Book. Coupon book for $20.00--5c coupons. City: Phoenix State: Arizona, Date: Inventory# 38616
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i**b for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Arizona Cattle Growers' Assoc. Button3006 - Arizona Cattle Growers' Assoc. Button
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Charming button--cowboy with lasso and ribbon--25th Annual Convention / Arizona Cattle Growers' Association / Safford, Ariz. / Feb. 10-11, 1981....
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Southern California Maps and Price List3007 - Southern California Maps and Price List
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Three different maps of various places in Southern California Including a map of Los Angeles to Anaheim, and Anaheim County and measure 10.5" x...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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California Badges3008 - California Badges
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Six various badges; horseshoe shape, Yosemite National Parks; Oakland Commandery; C. H. P.; and others. City: State: California, Date: Inventor
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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California Group of Postcards3009 - California Group of Postcards
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Over 300 postcards of California scenes and places. Color and black and white in this group City: State: California Date: Inventory# 38428
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Auburn and Placerville Real Photo Postcards3010 - Auburn and Placerville Real Photo Postcards
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Lot of 3. Two are Auburn--Main Street, Auburn and High Street, Auburn. One is Placerville--Looking down Main Street, Placerville. City: State: Cali
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Poster to Elect Geo. J. Hatfield Lt. Governor3011 - Poster to Elect Geo. J. Hatfield Lt. Governor
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Elect Progressive-Militant Geo. j. Hatfield Lieutenant Governor. California election poster, framed 18.5" x 15.5". City: State: Califor...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Reward Poster for Murderer, 1894, Sacramento3012 - Reward Poster for Murderer, 1894, Sacramento
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Reward posted by H. H. Markham, Governor of California for the arrest, and conviction of Arcangelo Lucci for the murder of Rafello Larocci. Interestin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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"Beneath the Big Tree,,," Sheet Music3013 - "Beneath the Big Tree,,," Sheet Music
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Sheet music for "Beneath the Big Tree of California ( I Am Waiting for You)" by E. J. Pourmon. City: State: California Date: Invent...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to t********n.. for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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3 Different California Views: Gold Rush Illustration & Two Mounted Photographs3014 - 3 Different California Views: Gold Rush Illustration & Two Mounted Photographs
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Three different views. One depicts a parade in Moke. Hill CA and measures 8 x 10". Another view depicts a logging operation most likely in Nor...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Rare Siskiyou County, California Bond (1890)3015 - Rare Siskiyou County, California Bond (1890)
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Rare 20 year $500 bond issued by Siskiyou County CA. Bond has an eagle vignette at the top and an unusual print backdrop to the heading. Issued June
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to u********y.. for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Two Nice Early Political Items: Ribbon & Civil War Era3016 - Two Nice Early Political Items: Ribbon & Civil War Era
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1) Union State Ticket advertising Frederick F. Low for governor (of California). Nice color illustration of soldier and flag. Lower on the paper it li
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Pictorial Booklet for Ken Maynard, "First National Western Star"3017 - Pictorial Booklet for Ken Maynard, "First National Western Star"
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Note from Bill Thrush, former personal manager to cowboy and Western film star Ken Maynard, written July 4, 1973 on the front cover to an illustrated
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****w for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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California Ephemera Collection3018 - California Ephemera Collection
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Collection of ephemera from California that includes an autographed letter and cover from the Sacramento Chief of Police, W.M. Ahern c.1912, A 1935 fl
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Premium California Historical Collection3019 - Premium California Historical Collection
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5 Pieces pertaining to the history of California including a ribbon presented to John Drake Sloat of The United States Navy on July 7th 1846, a cover
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Group of California/Nevada Checks3020 - Group of California/Nevada Checks
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Included: Agency of the Bank of California, Virginia, Nevada, signed by J. W. Mackay, 1869, revenue stamp; group from The American National Bank, 1918
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1*****c for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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California Chinese Broadside3021 - California Chinese Broadside
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Sixth Annual Drive, United Service to China (formerly United China Relief), '"Hseih...Chin" meaning "Forward,,,Together". C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****w for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Folsom Prison Officer Badge3022 - Folsom Prison Officer Badge
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Folsom Prison Retired Officer badge that measures approximately 1" diameter and is an unusual badge. Folsom Prison opened in 1880 and the badg...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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Wanted Poster--Warrants for Several Men3023 - Wanted Poster--Warrants for Several Men
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Office of the Chief of Police. "I hold warrants for the above described men. Arrest, hold and wire me at my expense." City: Fresno State...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to F********h.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Fold-out Combs for Murrieta Mineral Hot Springs3024 - Fold-out Combs for Murrieta Mineral Hot Springs
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Plastic cased fold-out combs, compliments of Murrieta Mineral Hot Springs, California's Greatest Health Resort. City: Murrieta State: Californ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 1*******t for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Sacramento Street Fair Button Collection3025 - Sacramento Street Fair Button Collection
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Fifteen buttons from the Sacramento Street Fair. Two different variations of a clown with 10 that come with a red clown on a penny sized button and fi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to u********y.. for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Sacramento Title Abstract (1898)3026 - Sacramento Title Abstract (1898)
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Abstract of Title to a lot in Sacramento, made at the request of Mr. James Touley, August 1898 by Buckley & Taylor. Hard bound linen cover, 8.5...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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San Francisco Real Photo Postcards3027 - San Francisco Real Photo Postcards
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Lot of 20 different real photo postcards of San Francisco and the Bay area. Includes animals, Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge construction, cable c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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San Francisco Ephemera3028 - San Francisco Ephemera
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Lot includes; nice Geological Map of the Vicinity of San Francisco, 1853, by William P. Blake; 3 posters of the Golden Gate Bridge, 1937; 2 large post
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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San Francisco Postcards3029 - San Francisco Postcards
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San Francisco postcards 1906 pre-earthquake and post earthquake. Over 100 postcards no RPCs. Buildings and scenery in and around the city. Estimate $1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Early San Francisco Color Postcards3030 - Early San Francisco Color Postcards
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Rare early San Francisco color postcards. Contains nine different postcards, 12 total of railroads, the city and natural landmarks. Circa late 1890s t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (80.00 + 19.20) = 99.20
 
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E. Justh, San Francisco Gold Rush Era Assay Memorandum (1859)3031 - E. Justh, San Francisco Gold Rush Era Assay Memorandum (1859)
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An assay report from the Assay Office and Gold and Silver Refinery of E. Justh (of Justh & Hunter fame) in San Francisco for 411.85 Oz or raw m...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to v*********m for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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American Institute of Banking Convention Badge 19153032 - American Institute of Banking Convention Badge 1915
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Gilded Breast Badge for the American Institute of Banking, 13th Annual Convention, San Francisco, 1915. 34 mm gilded round piece suspended from ID han
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (80.00 + 19.20) = 99.20
 
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Yosemite Stereoview3033 - Yosemite Stereoview
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Stereoview of a party in the Yosemite valley produced by G. Bierstadt of Niagara N.Y. Inscription states: 1122 "Our Party" Yosemite Valle...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Yosemite Collection: Brochures, Postcards, Menus3034 - Yosemite Collection: Brochures, Postcards, Menus
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Collection of various things associated with Yosemite National Park that includes 2 Brochures from 1926 and 1959 as well as a beautiful full color min
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to t****0 for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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California Fair and Exposition Group: Postcards, Pins, Tokens, Panorama3035 - California Fair and Exposition Group: Postcards, Pins, Tokens, Panorama
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A group of California fair and exposition collectibles that includes a panorama of a car race from the Panama Pacific International Expo c. 1915, prog
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******a for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Colorado Mining, Railroad & Tourism Ephemera3036 - Colorado Mining, Railroad & Tourism Ephemera
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Includes: Pikes Peak by Rail pamphlet, Adit Mining Co. check, Rocky Mountains and Colorado state map. Also: three mining newspaper articles, another m
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Vintage Canon City Insurance First Aid Tin3037 - Vintage Canon City Insurance First Aid Tin
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First aid tin from C.A. Frederickson and H.B. Brown Insurance Service in Canon City Colorado. With first aid instructions intact on the bottom of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Framed Early Photo of Cheyenne Canon, Colorado3038 - Framed Early Photo of Cheyenne Canon, Colorado
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Photo depicts a waterfall and people bridge crossing the canyon. Print 13.5" x 7.25", framed 21.75" x 15". Photo possibly by W. ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sons of Temperance Certificate (1844) (Connecticut)3039 - Sons of Temperance Certificate (1844) (Connecticut)
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Original temperance certificate issued to Henry Kidney in 1844. The Sons of Temperance was a brotherhood of men who promoted the temperance movement a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****w for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Early Hawaii Historical Documents3040 - Early Hawaii Historical Documents
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Lot of 26 includes: District Magistrate of Kawaihau, Criminal Business, and many others in the Hawaiian language; Civil Business, also included. City
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to R**********N for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Lot Withdrawn3041 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Flint & Walling Manufacturing Co. Advertising Piece (1890)3042 - Flint & Walling Manufacturing Co. Advertising Piece (1890)
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Round silver paper (3.5" diameter) features a seated Liberty on one side, eagle on reverse. 4 advertising pages within, tied with string. Hoosi...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. Illustrated Catalog3043 - Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. Illustrated Catalog
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Mermod & Jaccard, the Grandest Jewelry Establishment in the World, new illustrated catalog. Very nice illustrations of jewelry, silver pieces, p...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Anheuser-Busch Booklet of Paintings of US Historical Events3044 - Anheuser-Busch Booklet of Paintings of US Historical Events
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"Epoch Marking Events of American History: A Series of Historical Pictures Painted by O.E. Berninghaus." Published by Anheuser-Busch, St. ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 6******n for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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St. Louis Post Office Collection3045 - St. Louis Post Office Collection
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Over 30 pieces of internal documents from the Post Offices in St. Louis MO. Includes booklets for the constitution and by-laws and first aid, employee
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****w for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Montana Mining Related Booklets3046 - Montana Mining Related Booklets
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1) Reports of the State Land Office of Montana, 1905-1906; 2)Mining Laws of the State of Montana, 1907; 3) Biennial Report of the Department of Weight
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Nevada Ephemera: Mackay Check, Goldfield Prospectuses, Railroad Coupons, Etc.3047 - Nevada Ephemera: Mackay Check, Goldfield Prospectuses, Railroad Coupons, Etc.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Check, Agency of the Bank of California, Virginia, Nev, 1870, signed by J. W. Mackay--2 adhesive revenue stamps; Manhattan, Southwestern Nevada, Busie
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*********p for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Nevada Casino and Gaming Collectibles3048 - Nevada Casino and Gaming Collectibles
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Over 50 postcards of Northern Nevada Casinos and places, over 20 drink coupons for the Palace Club, 17 free play slot tokens for The Silver Bird Casin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*****2 for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Las Vegas Collectibles3049 - Las Vegas Collectibles
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Grouping of Las Vegas collectibles that includes commemorative gaming tokens for Bally's, The Sunset Station, Fitzgeralds, Monte Carlo, and The ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Comstock Grocer Ledger (Virginia City, Nevada) (1877-78)3050 - Comstock Grocer Ledger (Virginia City, Nevada) (1877-78)
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This Comstock Ledger mentions A. Belcher, Nevada State Mill, Fulton Family and many other merchants. Leather bound, 13.5" x 8.75". Many un...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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