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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Capt. Jack Crawford Western Lecture Broadside (1897)3051 - Capt. Jack Crawford Western Lecture Broadside (1897)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Broadside advertising Capt. Jack Crawford, "The Poet Scout, The Camp Fire and the Trail". Presents: Glowing pictures of the beautiful bord...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to B*****8 for (95.00 + 19.95) = 114.95
 
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Minot Hide & Tanning Co. Tag (North Dakota)3052 - Minot Hide & Tanning Co. Tag (North Dakota)
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Steel tag from the Minot Hide & Tanning Co. with an early paper tag verifying its antiquity. Has the numbers 8401 S2 stamped into it as part of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Vintage Romany Tile Plates3053 - Vintage Romany Tile Plates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The United States Quarry Tile Co. was in operation from 1926 to1954. Three plates made by the United States Quarry Tile Co., Romany Tiles. These vinta
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Indian Trader Check and 2 Postcards to Fort Logan Trader3054 - Indian Trader Check and 2 Postcards to Fort Logan Trader
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Ultra rare territorial Indian Trader check from J.H. Sherburne dealer in ponies and cattle in Ponca Agency Oklahoma. Pictorial check with Indian desig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****l for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Group of Oregon and Washington Postcards3055 - Group of Oregon and Washington Postcards
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10 RPC's, 14 postcards, 10 color postcards, and 3 packs of scenic photos--Washington State, Crater Lake, Oregon, and Oregon Caves, Oregon. City...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****w for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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University of Texas Police Badge3056 - University of Texas Police Badge
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University of Texas Police badge in decent condition with orange background and rope insignia. Second issue badge following the Charles Whitman Clock
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Texas Oil Broadside and Certificates3057 - Texas Oil Broadside and Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Oil Boom in Texas welcomes 'Trapshooter' Reilly--You can share in producer after producer or get your money back in full if you wan...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Original Price List for Texas Photographer3058 - Original Price List for Texas Photographer
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A. N. Callaway photograph price list, original in frame, 9.75" x 5.5". City: Denison State: Western United States Date: Inventory# 3...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d***9 for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Antique Rabbit Foot Whiskey Advertising Collectible3059 - Antique Rabbit Foot Whiskey Advertising Collectible
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Rabbit's foot skeleton in case--"Rabbit Foot Whiskey...Brings Luck...Slater, Myers & Co., Richmond VA. City: Richmond State: Virginia...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****H for (65.00 + 13.00) = 78.00
 
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Red Gate Coffee Posters3060 - Red Gate Coffee Posters
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes 6 posters mounted on cardboard, 14" x 10.5". Red, green and gold--Red Gate Coffee / Mocha and Java / Roasted and Packed by Yo...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Spokane Falls, Washington Territory Letter (1890)3061 - Spokane Falls, Washington Territory Letter (1890)
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Territorial Washington letter with a Staver and Walker Wholesalers pictorial letterhead. Personal letter to a friend or woman, for example, "De...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Western States Postcards3062 - Western States Postcards
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Postcards from Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. 19 RPC's. Over 60 postcards and 3 postcard packets--The Rockies, Pikes Peak, and Ar...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Yellowstone Photo Album3063 - Yellowstone Photo Album
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Home-made photo album of pictures from Yellowstone National Park. Most pages have photos of iconic locations like Lower Falls of Yellowstone, multipl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b*********r for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Photograph & RPCS of Tetons & Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Crandall3064 - Photograph & RPCS of Tetons & Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Crandall
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Photograph of the Tetons by Crandall in original envelope and cardboard. Brand Spanking New. Absolutely phenomenal. Approximately 5" x 7"....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Collectible Glassware3065 - Collectible Glassware
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Group includes, beautiful glass double candlestick with silver base, cut glass decanter, nice oval cut glass box with silver lid, cream and sugar bowl
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Badges and Pins3066 - Badges and Pins
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Eclectic group of pins and badges, includes: International Union of Operating Engineers, NRA Small Core, First Aid, Sapienter Si Sincere, enamel pin o
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Celluloids, Ads, Mirrors, Stores, Etc.3067 - Celluloids, Ads, Mirrors, Stores, Etc.
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Small hand mirror, Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena; Reich Bros. Hatters & Furnishings mirror; McCord-Brady Company, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Cott...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*o for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Misc. Vintage U.S. Advertising Collectibles3068 - Misc. Vintage U.S. Advertising Collectibles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Included: A & P Coffee Service scoops; Matson Navigation room key and holder; glass hatchet for Borna, 1912 (Germany); City Savings & Trust ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to D*****2 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Western History Postcards3069 - Western History Postcards
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Lot of 15 postcards with western images. 6 RPC's. Lot includes scenes and portrait cards: Jesse James, Deadwood Dick, Custer, Mark Twain and mor...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Fraternal Ephemera3070 - Fraternal Ephemera
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Huge lot includes: Booklet for the Funeral Ceremony; about 100 postcards; 22 IOOF Registers, Hanford, Cal., 1906; 1905 Laws, 1907 Laws; 5 Hanford Enca
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Democratic Convention Ephemera3071 - Democratic Convention Ephemera
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5 pieces: Large, 9" diameter, Atlanta, '88, Democratic National Convention "button" stand; 1968 Johnson & Humphrey pin; 1984 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to D*****2 for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Smoking Collectibles: Lighters, Matches, Pipe3072 - Smoking Collectibles: Lighters, Matches, Pipe
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Variety of smoking collectibles that includes 3 zippo lighters, 2 flip-cap lighters, 6 different boxes of Clasicos matches, and a small pipe with clea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****l for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Cultural Pipe3073 - Cultural Pipe
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Large clay pipe with the depiction of a face on the outside of the bowl. Heavy cultural influence. Has been cracked and repaired. Measures 8" ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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15 Small Souvenir Silver Spoons3074 - 15 Small Souvenir Silver Spoons
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Fifteen different silver spoons with various themes and styles. Includes: 2 Disney spoons, 1 Canadian, 1 elaborate windmill depiction, 3 colored enam
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to a****y for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Aviation Collectibles: Pins & Aircraft Employee Wings (c.1940s-50s)3075 - Aviation Collectibles: Pins & Aircraft Employee Wings (c.1940s-50s)
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Dozens of 18K gold plated Fletcher Aviation buttons all unused in original packaging with a North and South America picture in the propeller. Also con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to D*****2 for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Presidential Button Collection3076 - Presidential Button Collection
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Over 20 political presidential buttons that include buttons from the campaigns of Kennedy, Goldwater, Nixon, Dewey and Warren, Rockefeller, Clinton, a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*****2 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Advertising, Events, and more Buttons3077 - Advertising, Events, and more Buttons
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Grab bag of assorted buttons from Tahoe, Tacoma, Los Angeles, St. Patrick's Day, Playboy and more. Varying sizes from 4" diameter to nicke...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to D*****2 for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Knife and Razor Collection3078 - Knife and Razor Collection
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A collection of 20 different folding knives and 3 variations of razor blades including a straight and safety razor handle. Knives include a genuine S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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Miscellaneous Vintage Advertising Collectibles3079 - Miscellaneous Vintage Advertising Collectibles
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A grab bag full of miscellaneous advertising items and ephemera from all kinds of industries and business. Includes matches, trade cards, packaging a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to D*****2 for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Rare Pens3080 - Rare Pens
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Group of 4 Havalite pencils with lighter top and antique Havalite flashlight c. 1929. Also contains a variety of other pens that include 2 original S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****l for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Antique Padlock3081 - Antique Padlock
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An antique padlock from the 1800's in good condition. It is a home-made piece that appears to have originated west of the Rockies. Could be use...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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International Mercantile Marine Corp. (owner of Titanic) Stock Certificates3082 - International Mercantile Marine Corp. (owner of Titanic) Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three stock certificates from the International Mercantile Marine Co. An opportunity to purchase original stock certificates of the company that owned
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****w for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Six American Belt Buckles3083 - Six American Belt Buckles
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Three appear to be silver plate, 2 of which have nice inset stones. One is bronze, name "Dan". One has embossed eagle, One shows calf ropi...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Eleven Misc. US Stereoviews3084 - Eleven Misc. US Stereoviews
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven stereoviews include images from San Francisco, California; Walpi Indian Reservation Arizona; Pikes Peak, Colorado; Indian River, Florida; Brook
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Photo Group3085 - Miscellaneous Photo Group
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Over 100 photos of people and a few scenic. Interesting group. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38424
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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About 250 Portrait Real Photo Postcards (RPPC)3086 - About 250 Portrait Real Photo Postcards (RPPC)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A fabulous find--these are all RPC's and a really interesting and fun group of photos. City: State: Date: c. 1905-15 Inventory# 38425
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Early Real Photo Postcards of People Outdoors3087 - Early Real Photo Postcards of People Outdoors
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Over 150 RPC's of people outdoors. Great and varied group. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38426
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****w for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Real Photo Postcards of Uniformed Men3088 - Real Photo Postcards of Uniformed Men
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20 RPC's of uniformed men--portraits and scenes. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38427
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Real Photo Postcards of Children3089 - Real Photo Postcards of Children
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About 150 RPC's of children. Fun and interesting group of photo postcards. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38429
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****w for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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"Autographed" Real Photo Postcards3090 - "Autographed" Real Photo Postcards
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8 RPC's of actors and actresses, autographed. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38430
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Real Photo Postcards of Natural Disasters3091 - Real Photo Postcards of Natural Disasters
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11 RPC's of various disasters--earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, etc. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38431
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Postcards of Caves3092 - Postcards of Caves
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Nine postcards of caves: Ice Cave, Niagara Falls; 6 cards from Crystal Cave, Berks County, PA; Carlsbad Caverns, Carlsbad, NM; Crystal Cave, Springfie
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6****A for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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19th Century Trade Cards3093 - 19th Century Trade Cards
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Over 300 trade cards, big variety and sizes. Terrific and fun collection. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38434
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to J***M for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Early Real Photo Postcards of Houses and Farms3094 - Early Real Photo Postcards of Houses and Farms
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 75 RPC's of early homes and farms. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38438
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Misc. Group of Pins3095 - Misc. Group of Pins
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Over 50 Pins for different organizations: Presbyterian, Sierra Club Ski Mountaineers, US Dept. of Interior, Swift Mobility, Efficiency Honor Fidelity,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to D*****2 for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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Collectible Salt and Pepper Shakers3096 - Collectible Salt and Pepper Shakers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver, cut glass, cranberry glass, and ceramic salt and pepper shakers. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38446
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****H for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Rare Bottles & Pottery3097 - Rare Bottles & Pottery
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes: Roseville ceramic vase, Jos. A. Magnus & Co. bottle, Warner's Safe Kidney & Liver Cure, and 6 others. City: State: Da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****H for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Drawing of Child in Landscape3098 - Drawing of Child in Landscape
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Pencil drawing with watercolor wash of a child eating, clouds in background. Framed 12.5" x 12.5". City: State: Date: Inventory# 3...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1*******t for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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1887 US Citizenship Certificate for Emil Ely of Germany3099 - 1887 US Citizenship Certificate for Emil Ely of Germany
Holabird Western Americana Collections
On Oct. 20, 1887, Emil Ely of Germany became a US citizen. Born in 1862, arrived in America 1879. Framed certificate, 14.5" x 18.5". City...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gold Rush Map and Lithograph3100 - Gold Rush Map and Lithograph
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Gold Rush map of California, Texas, Mexico, framed 7.5" x 9.5". Very nice vignettes. Illustrations by H. Warren & Engraved by J. Ro...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*********r for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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