Western Railroad Passes, Montana, Western Americana and Gold

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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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Lot Withdrawn3450 - Lot Withdrawn
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Uranium Library3451 - Uranium Library
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9 Volumes on uranium mining and uranium related history. Includes, "Gathering Rare Ores" by Jonathan E. Helmreich, w/ dust jacket, "U...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Mining Men Library3452 - Mining Men Library
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9 Volumes of books on mining men that includes, "A Mine of Her Own" by Sally Zanjani, w/ dust jacket, "Mining Engineers and The Ameri...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Cornish Miners Library Archive3453 - Cornish Miners Library Archive
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4 Volumes on Cornish Mining including 2 copies of "The Cornish Miner in America" by Arthur Cecil Todd, "The Hard-Rock Men; Cornish Im...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to m********y for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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Gold and General Mining Library3454 - Gold and General Mining Library
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15 Volumes on Gold Mining and also mining in general. Examples include, "The Lost Goldmine of Juan Mondargon" Edited by Charles Briggs an...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Mining Equipment Library3455 - Mining Equipment Library
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1) Black Powder and Hand Steel, Miners and machines of the Old Western Frontier by Otis e. Young Jr. 2) Supplying the Mining World: The Mining Equipme
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Sold to b******1 for (95.00 + 19.95) = 114.95
 
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Gold Rushes and Ghost Towns3456 - Gold Rushes and Ghost Towns
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12 volumes. 1) Chasing Gold for Fun and Profit. 2) The Downs, The Rockies and Desert Gold. 3) Mining Frontiers of the Far West, 1848-1880. 4) The Bona
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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The Great Diamond Hoax3457 - The Great Diamond Hoax
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The Great Diamond Hoax and Other stirring Incidents in the Life of Asbury Harpending. Edited by James H. Wilkins. The James H. Barry Co., San Francisc
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to m********y for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Western Native American History Library3458 - Western Native American History Library
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17 Volumes on the history of Native Americans in the Western United States. Examples from this lot include, "Zuni and the American Imagination&...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Native Americans Post-Gold Rush Library Archive3459 - Native Americans Post-Gold Rush Library Archive
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31 Volumes on Native Americans following the California gold rush. Includes 23 volumes of Lifetime Book's "The American Indians" writt...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****5 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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The Indian Sign Language3460 - The Indian Sign Language
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The Indian Sign Language by W. P. Clarke. Published by the University of Nebraska Press, 1982. Hardcover, blue cloth, spine engraved in gold. City:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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A Manual of Navaho Grammar (1926)3461 - A Manual of Navaho Grammar (1926)
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A Manual of Navaho Grammar. arranged by Fr. Berard hailed, O.F.M. of the Cincinnati Province of St. John the Baptist. St. Michael's, Arizona, 19...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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California/Nevada Native American History3462 - California/Nevada Native American History
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7 volumes. 1) As Long as the River Shall Run. An Ethnohistory of Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. 2) Tribes of California. 3) The Road on Which We Cam
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Pueblo American Indians Library, 18 Volumes3463 - Pueblo American Indians Library, 18 Volumes
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1) 2 copies, 1 hardbound. Southwestern Archaeology. 2) The Archaeologist's Handbook. 3) The Delight Makers. 4) The Pueblo Revolt. 5) The Pueblo ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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General US Native American Histories3464 - General US Native American Histories
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7 volumes: 1) A History of the Indians in the United States. 2) Skull Wars. 3) The Ute Indians in Historical Relation to Proto-Azteco-Tanoan Culture.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j********e for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Central US Native American Histories3465 - Central US Native American Histories
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14 volumes. 1) Blackfoot Lodge Tales. 2) Blackfeet and Buffalo. 3) The Blackfeet, Raiders of the Northeastern Plains. 4) Mythology of the Blackfoot In
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Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Two Stock Exchange History Books: San Francisco & New York3466 - Two Stock Exchange History Books: San Francisco & New York
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1) "An Historical Review of the San Francisco Exchange." 113 pages with black-and-white photos. Published in 1927 by Masters, Smith, and W...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*****0 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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US Geological Survey Monographs3467 - US Geological Survey Monographs
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Produced by the Department of Interior, this Monograph of US Geological Survey contains some great photos and illustrations. Leather bound hardcover i
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The North-West Rebellion (1885)3468 - The North-West Rebellion (1885)
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A book titled "The North-West Rebellion" by Charles Mulvaney. Published by A.H. Hovey and Co. Toronto, 1885. Provides a complete history...
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Westering Man (First Edition)3469 - Westering Man (First Edition)
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A First Edition copy of "Westering Man; The Life of Joseph Walker, Master of The Frontier" by Bill Gilbert with the original dust jacket. ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (25.00 + 0.00) = 25.00
 
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Edward Abbey Signed Copy of The Journey Home (1977)3470 - Edward Abbey Signed Copy of The Journey Home (1977)
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Rare volume written by Edward Abbey titled, "The Journey Home; Some Words in Defense of The American West". With dust jacket, Signed by au...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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"The History of the Pyramid Lake Indians in Nevada" by Nellie Shaw Harnar3471 - "The History of the Pyramid Lake Indians in Nevada" by Nellie Shaw Harnar
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Book titled, "Indians of Coo-yu-ee Pah (Pyramid Lake); The History of the Pyramid Lake Indians in Nevada" by Nellie Shaw Harnar. Very rare...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to s*******t for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Howard Hughes Library3472 - Howard Hughes Library
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7 Volumes on Howard Hughes that include "Howard Hughes; The Secret Life" by Charles Higham, w/ Dust Jacket, "Howard Hughes In Las Veg...
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Sold to c********r.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Lindbergh Library3473 - Lindbergh Library
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11 Volumes written by or are about Anne and Charles Lindbergh or family. Includes "The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh", "H...
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Hemmingway Library3474 - Hemmingway Library
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17 Volumes from or about Ernest Hemmingway mostly with dust jackets and includes, "Men Without Women", "Hemmingway In Cuba", &qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Nevil Schute Library3475 - Nevil Schute Library
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10 Volumes of books mostly with dust jackets and written by Nevil Shute including, "On The Beach", "Pastoral", "Beyond The ...
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Rare Turquoise Library3476 - Rare Turquoise Library
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3 Rare volumes on turquoise through history and includes "Turquoise And The Indian" by Edna Mae Bennett, w/ Dust Jacket, "Turquoise T...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 0.00) = 50.00
 
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Rock Art Library3477 - Rock Art Library
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3 Volumes on Rock Art that include "The Archaeology of Rock-Art" by Christopher Chippindale and Paul S. C. Tacon, "The Rocks Begin To...
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T.A. Rickard Library3478 - T.A. Rickard Library
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3 Volumes by T.A. Rickard including "A History of American Mining" in the A.I.M.E. Series First Edition 1932, and "Man and Metals&quo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (170.00 + 35.70) = 205.70
 
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Roman Empire Library3479 - Roman Empire Library
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9 Volumes on the Roman Empire including "The Campaigns of Alexander" by Arrian, w/ dust jacket, "The Decline And Fall of The Roman Em...
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World and Western History Library3480 - World and Western History Library
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Large history library that consists of approximately 105 volumes that fill up 4 boxes on world, and U.S. history. Examples from this collection inclu
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Airplane and Flight Library3481 - Airplane and Flight Library
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A literal library with 75 volumes that take up 3 full boxes. Group includes mainly military aircraft from different nationalities and also naval aircr
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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Central and South America Library3482 - Central and South America Library
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Approximately 52 volumes on the history of Central and South America, mostly Inca. Examples from the group include, "The Golden Man, The Quest...
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Herbert Hoover Library3483 - Herbert Hoover Library
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9 Volumes on Herbert Hoover and his presidency, including, "The Strange Career of Mr. Hoover Under Two Flags" by John Hamill, "The Ri...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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American Mainstream Literature First Edition With Dust Jackets3484 - American Mainstream Literature First Edition With Dust Jackets
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7 Volumes of mainstream American literature that are all first edition and have their original dust jackets. Pieces include, "The Peter Princi...
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Southwest History Library3485 - Southwest History Library
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10 Volumes on miscellaneous Southwest history including, "Ancient Ancestors of The Southwest" by Gregory Schaaf, "West Wind; Life Sto...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Gone With The Wind, First Edition With Dust Jacket3486 - Gone With The Wind, First Edition With Dust Jacket
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A First Edition volume of "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell with its original dust jacket published by The Macmillan Company, New ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a*********e for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Churchill Library3487 - Churchill Library
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10 Volumes by Winston S. Churchill, mostly first editions with dust jackets. Includes "Closing The Ring" w/ dust jacket, First Edition, &q...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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General Literature with Dust Jackets3488 - General Literature with Dust Jackets
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42 Volumes of general literature that includes titles such as, "Beyond Horizons; Voyages of Adventures and Discovery" by Carleton Mitchell...
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American History Library3489 - American History Library
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15 Volumes on American history ranging from the founding fathers to JFK. Titles include, "The Crisis of The Old Order" by Arthur M. Schles...
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Pre-Columbus Library with Extras3490 - Pre-Columbus Library with Extras
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7 Volumes total with 4 on the US before the arrival and Europeanization of America. Volumes include, "1421; The Year China Discovered America&q...
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Economic Geology Set3491 - Economic Geology Set
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A full set of Economic Geology from 1905 through about 2010. Fully 400 plus pounds. Economic Geology is the key magazine/technical journal for all eco
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Sold to m********y for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Voyage To The Pacific Ocean (1796)3492 - Voyage To The Pacific Ocean (1796)
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Voyage To The Pacific Ocean; For Making In The Northern Hemisphere: Performed Under The Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In The Years 17
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to R*****7 for (180.00 + 43.20) = 223.20
 
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Starrett Tools 50th Anniversary Catalog3493 - Starrett Tools 50th Anniversary Catalog
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50th Anniversary catalog for Starrett Tools in 1930. Approximately 380 pages long with drawings and descriptions of Starrett's various tools for...
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre3494 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre by B. Traven. A 1927 adventure novel by the mysterious German-English bilingual author B. Traven, in which two destit
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d********9 for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Bird watching and Avian Library3495 - Bird watching and Avian Library
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11 Volumes on bird watching and bird species mostly in the western United States and Sierra Nevadas. Fantastic bird watching library. City: State:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to d********9 for (10.00 + 2.40) = 12.40
 
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The Mining West at the Turn of the Century3496 - The Mining West at the Turn of the Century
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A rare private printing: The Mining West at the Turn of the Century by Henry Curtis Morris. "Illustrated accounts of many mining camps that I k...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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John Williams Gunnison Biography by Nolie Mumey (Signed)3497 - John Williams Gunnison Biography by Nolie Mumey (Signed)
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John Williams Gunnison, (1812-1853) The Last of the Western Explorers. A History of the Survey through Colorado and Utah with a Biography and Details
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Sold to c*****k for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Basques in the West, 4 Volumes3498 - Basques in the West, 4 Volumes
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1) Navarra, The Durable Kingdom by Rachel Bard. 2) Amerkanuak, Basques in the New World by William A. Douglass and Jon Bilbao. 3) Sweet Promised Land
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Thomas Paine, 6 Volumes3499 - Thomas Paine, 6 Volumes
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1) The Age of Reason. 2) Thomas Paine's Rights of Man. 3) The Writings of Thomas Paine, vols. I, II, III, IV. 150 volumes printed, 1894. First e...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********e.. for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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