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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Nude Photos and Cartoons3101 - Nude Photos and Cartoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One framed card and several photos and calendar cards, and cartoons. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38471
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Western Posters and Drawings3102 - Western Posters and Drawings
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Lot includes: Cowboy drawings, 14.5" x 19.25--very nicely done; color lithograph of "Native Californians lassoing a Bear", matted; fr...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****r for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Photography Group: Vintage Photographs and Dry Plates3103 - Photography Group: Vintage Photographs and Dry Plates
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Included are: many great photographs and two boxes of used dry plates. Great find! City: State: Date: Inventory# 38474
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World's Fair and Expositions Ephemera3104 - World's Fair and Expositions Ephemera
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Group of various World's Fair and Expo items that include a cream pitcher inscribed " Josephine Nicholson 1904". Memorial booklet of ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan Paper Collection3105 - Ronald Reagan Paper Collection
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Assortment of a signed letter, 2 covers, personal reply, certificate of appreciation, and a personal hand written and autographed note. Framed and mea
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******Y for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Business Card Collection: Including Chinese3106 - Business Card Collection: Including Chinese
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Approximately 13 Chinese business cards wishing a happy Chinese New Year. Approximately 15 business cards for Rudy Stadlers family liquor store in Cin
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****w for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Western Trade Cards and Advertising Blotters3107 - Western Trade Cards and Advertising Blotters
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13 Kellogg's trade cards depicting a girl holding stocks of corn inscribed "the sweetheart of corn". Two cards for milk of magnesia in...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****w for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Gun Collectibles3108 - Gun Collectibles
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Gun collectibles that include two tins for high score air rifle pellets, a tin for navy arms company percussion caps. Also includes a war department b
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to b*********r for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Vintage Holiday Postcards3109 - Vintage Holiday Postcards
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Holiday postcard collection mostly depicting drawings of Santa Claus and children during Christmas. Also depicts turkeys, plants, animals, scenery, a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*********r for (45.00 + 9.00) = 54.00
 
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Facsimile Pioneer Gold Stickpins3110 - Facsimile Pioneer Gold Stickpins
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Approximately 160 pins for the United States of America In original packaging. Circa 1890. Estimate $500-$1000. City: State: Date: Inventory#
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Whiskey and Beer Advertising Collectibles3111 - Whiskey and Beer Advertising Collectibles
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Whiskey and beer advertisements including a 4 ounce McBrien blended whiskey bottle, foreign pitcher shaped shot glass, Schmidts of Philadelphia bottle
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Antique Eye Glasses Collection3112 - Antique Eye Glasses Collection
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Antique glasses collection includes six cases, five of which are tin covered with vinyl. One Thompson case, One Shepard optical company case, others a
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to u********y.. for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Novelty Tokens 13113 - Novelty Tokens 1
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Hundreds of metal tokens that depict a picture of a knight that says "Once A Knight... Is Enough". The other side depicts a king with two...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Novelty Tokens 23114 - Novelty Tokens 2
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Hundreds of metal tokens that depict a picture of a knight that says "Once A Knight... Is Enough". The other side depicts a king with two...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Novelty Tokens 33115 - Novelty Tokens 3
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Hundreds of metal tokens that depict a picture of a knight that says "Once A Knight... Is Enough". The other side depicts a king with two...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******5 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Hawaiian Folk Art3116 - Hawaiian Folk Art
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Hawaiian folk art. Fabric background similar to burlap or canvas. Scene depicts the beach with various people, boats, buildings, and horizon. Measure
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Real Estate Broadside (1845)3117 - Real Estate Broadside (1845)
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Administrators sale of real estate broadside. The real estate of James mustard being sold publicly at the courthouse steps of Indiana January 19, 184
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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4 State Maps c.1880s: Alaska, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Utah3118 - 4 State Maps c.1880s: Alaska, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Utah
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Collection of four different state maps including Alaska, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Utah. Maps range in size from 8 x 9 on the Alaska to 10 x 13 on the Ida
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*********r for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Elvis Reservation Certificates3119 - Elvis Reservation Certificates
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Over 100 reservation certificates for Elvis in concert produced by RCA records with a picture of Elvis circa June 1977. Estimate $100-$200. City:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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First National Bank Calendar, Portales, New Mexico, 19193120 - First National Bank Calendar, Portales, New Mexico, 1919
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Calendar for the first national bank, "the bank where you feel at home" Portales New Mexico. Calendar picture of family father, mother, da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m****2 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Panoramic Photographs3121 - Panoramic Photographs
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Two panoramic pictures, one of a marine or naval unit. The other one is of Miami Baltimore pools commemorating the worlds greatest water carnival, vau
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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San Francisco Earthquake Postcards3122 - San Francisco Earthquake Postcards
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San Francisco 1906 earthquake postcard collection. Over 100 postcards to picking the destruction and condition of the city following the earthquake th
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d******0 for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Oregon Real Photo Postcards3123 - Oregon Real Photo Postcards
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Contains images of scenery, caves, wildlife, and from all over the state in various seasons. Approximately 100 postcards, all are PCs. Estimate $360 t
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Start Price : 180.00 | Estimates : 360.00 - 600.00
 
 
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W.G. Baker Illustrated Catalog (1897)3124 - W.G. Baker Illustrated Catalog (1897)
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W. G. Baker, Springfield, Massachusetts catalog titled "teas, coffee, spices, baking powder, Coco and extracts". Catalog contains color im...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****w for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Will Settlement (1780)3125 - Will Settlement (1780)
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Early will settlement for an estate and family inheritance. circa 1780. Estimate $50-$100. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38529
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Hawaiian Court Document3126 - Hawaiian Court Document
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Hawaiian court document. Civil court record with the report of LB Hofgaard, district magistrate Kauai. Circa 1905. Estimate $100-$150. City: State:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Military Collectibles3127 - Military Collectibles
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Grouping of various military items including 8 WWII War Bond envelopes, over 60 pins for the 6th War Loan of WWII, Observations in Europe Report C. 18
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Toy and Super Hero Collectibles3128 - Toy and Super Hero Collectibles
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Group of various toys and other superhero items that includes 8 lead toy soldiers c. WWI, ceramic figurines, Donald duck glass figure, dozens of vario
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Dealer Postcard and Paper Ephemera3129 - Dealer Postcard and Paper Ephemera
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Large paper and postcard lot that contains hundreds of postcards, souvenir folders, booklets and more. Fantastic lot for resale or a collector's...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Old Chinese Coins From Nev-Cal Ghost Town3130 - Old Chinese Coins From Nev-Cal Ghost Town
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53 Old Chinese coins recovered from a Ghost Town in the Nevada-California border region. The coins all have a square cutout in the center and vary in
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 2**********t for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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American Photo Group3131 - American Photo Group
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Hundreds of American photographs that are mostly western. A variety of images that are mostly buildings, scenic views, and events. Photographs range
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Embossed Postcard3132 - Embossed Postcard
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An embossed postcard of a car in front of house and gate. Beautiful artistic piece and very unusual. c. early 1920's. City: State: Date: ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Hannibal Missouri Photo Album3133 - Hannibal Missouri Photo Album
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Clasping photo album from Hannibal Missouri. Elaborate cover, but the binding is in rough condition. Contains 20 portraits. c. 1880-1900. City: S
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R**********N for (300.00 + 63.00) = 363.00
 
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Pan-American Exposition Pair: Indian Head Penny Keychain and Souvenir Ashtray3134 - Pan-American Exposition Pair: Indian Head Penny Keychain and Souvenir Ashtray
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Two items from the Pan-American Expo that include an encased Indian head penny in a skillet keychain. The other item is a brass souvenir plate or sou
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********n for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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9/11 Commemorative Coin Certificates3135 - 9/11 Commemorative Coin Certificates
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5 Commemorative coin certificates for the 9/11 attacks. They resemble a 20 dollar bill, and have 2 different images of New York on both sides. Made
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Boy Scout Folding Card c.19163136 - Boy Scout Folding Card c.1916
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A riveted set of 4 cards from the Boy Scouts of America that holds a scout ID for Fred Hall, the organization's oath and law, and a Morse code s...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (95.00 + 19.00) = 114.00
 
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1935 California Pacific International Exposition Knife3137 - 1935 California Pacific International Exposition Knife
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A promotional 3" folding knife from the 1935 California Pacific International Expo. Currently missing blade and there is a key on the screw ins...
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Start Price : 37.50 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Collectible Tools3138 - Collectible Tools
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A group of collectible tools that includes 4 hand planes that range from 7" x 2" to 3" x 1", 2 razor kits, a folding ruler, scis...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*********r for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Southern Checks3139 - Southern Checks
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Over 100 checks from a variety of states and banks. The most common are from the Bank of Woodville in GA. Also contains 3 uncut checks from The Firs
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8*****w for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Bank Books3140 - Bank Books
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Total of 3 bank books, 2 of which are from the First National Bank, but from different branches. The branches include a check book from Erie IL and b
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to 8*****w for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Ford and Nixon Silver and Bronze Medals3141 - Ford and Nixon Silver and Bronze Medals
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2 Presidential medals for Nixon and Ford. The Ford medal is silver and weighs in at 4.78 Troy Oz. The Nixon medal is Bronze and weighs in at 5.48 Tr
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Cigar Broadside3142 - Cigar Broadside
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Cigar advertisement for Arthur Donaldson Cigars made by F.C. Lundquist Chicago. Measures 10" x 13" c. 1926. City: State: Date: In...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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General Advertising Collectibles3143 - General Advertising Collectibles
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3 Fisher's Buffalo Blanco sacks, a 1945 calendar from Stecher-Traung Lithograph corporation, 10 signed participation certificates for the Ringli...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Airplane and Space Collectibles3144 - Airplane and Space Collectibles
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Dozens of 12 ct. mission of Apollo 12 official NASA photographs in original packaging. Also contains over 100 passenger aircraft postcards with diffe
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Paper Item Grab Bag3145 - Paper Item Grab Bag
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Huge lot of a variety of paper items including stock certificates, photographs, maps, magazines, letters, coupons, and more. Hundreds of pieces. City
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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US Postcards3146 - US Postcards
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Over 200 various US postcards that contains RPCs views, animals, buildings, at least 1 embossed PC, and much more. City: State: Date: Inventor
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Foreign Postcard Collection3147 - Foreign Postcard Collection
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Over 200 foreign postcards from a variety of places including Scotland, France, Spain, and more. Contains a variety of postcards including RPCs and a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****w for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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WWI Recognition Medals3148 - WWI Recognition Medals
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Approximately 80 bronze medals recognizing the patriotic acts of soldiers and sailors returning to Salina Kansas. Medals are stamped 1917-1918 and ha
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D*****2 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Photo Albums with Cowboy3149 - Photo Albums with Cowboy
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Group of 5 albums and loose photos that include a WWI era calendar album with 4 calendar pages from Dittman Shoes c. 1919, a home-made scrap book c.18
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (95.00 + 22.80) = 117.80
 
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US Bank Checks3150 - US Bank Checks
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Large lot includes: The Bank of New York, The National Rockland Bank, The Chemical National Bank, First National Bank of Mt. Vernon, NY, The Boston Na
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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