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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Early US Check Collection3151 - Early US Check Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Otsego County Bank, Cooperstown, NY, 1861; 2) State of New York Ilion Bank, Herkmer Co., 1863; 3) Merchants National Bank, State of Vermont, 1865,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****w for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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US Revenue Check Collection3152 - US Revenue Check Collection
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Lot includes: Merchants National Bank, The Chase National Bank, Union Bank of Winchester, VA; Tri-Mountain Mining Company, Calumet, Mich.; and more.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Presidential/Political Ephemera3153 - Presidential/Political Ephemera
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Thomas Jefferson, Grover Cleveland, Reagan, Kennedy, Nixon, Wallace, Goldwater, Coolidge, Clinton, Gore and others: billheads, banners, buttons, pamph
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Beer Ephemera3154 - Beer Ephemera
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Dick's Beer, Dick Brothers Brewing Company, Quincy Illinois large sticker and group of oversized Budweiser foldable postcards--"One of the ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Grand Army of the Republic Pin3155 - Grand Army of the Republic Pin
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Pin has 2 oak leaves, flag with 13 stars and star medal. The "Grand Army of the Republic" (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of v...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******1 for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Misc. Tokens and Medals3156 - Misc. Tokens and Medals
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Grab box of many tokens and medals. Have fun!!! City: State: Date: Inventory# 38633
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Hundreds of Novelty Tokens3157 - Hundreds of Novelty Tokens
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Once a King Always a King. Once a Knight Is Enough. Round, aluminum. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38634
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*****2 for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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13 Tintypes3158 - 13 Tintypes
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Nice group of tintypes, some in nice old frames. City: State: Date: Inventory# 38647
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Stereographs and Photo Cards3159 - Stereographs and Photo Cards
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Set of 30 stereographs of Mt .Rainier National Park, Washington. Also included: photo cards of Yellowstone Park, Wyoming; Photo of Mitchell Point, Col
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********e.. for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Collectible China Lot3160 - Collectible China Lot
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Various pieces of china: Bowl w/ lid and bunny on top; beautiful Limoges container with lid, hand painted; Mirror and hairbrush with hand painted desi
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Huge Lot of Eastern Checks3161 - Huge Lot of Eastern Checks
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Lot includes: Merchant's Exchange Bank, NY; First National Bank of Ithaca; The New York Trust Company; Lafayette Trust Co., Easton, PA; Peoples ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****w for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Colton's Pocket Map of North America (1874)3162 - Colton's Pocket Map of North America (1874)
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Colton's Pocket Map of the United States, Mexico, Central America, and West Indies. Published by G.W. & C.B. Colton and Co. 1874. Map is a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 90.00) = 465.00
 
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US Pin Collection3163 - US Pin Collection
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Over 70 brass pins inscribed "United States of America / Fifty Dolls". They also have a pictorial Eagle with unusual items in its claws a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*****2 for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Misc American Tokens and Medals3164 - Misc American Tokens and Medals
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Large misc. lot of tokens and medals includes: Elks, army, casino, Westwick Ironworks tags, "good fors", and more. City: State: Date:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Lot Withdrawn3165 - 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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Foreign Medal Collection3166 - Foreign Medal Collection
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6 Different foreign medals from various countries including Britain, France, and Canada. Themes include exhibitions, both world wars, and people. 1
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Clothes Iron Collection3167 - Clothes Iron Collection
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6 Clothes irons that are 2 different styles, 2 with removable handles and water fill holes, and 4 with fixed handles. The removable handles are wood,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****5 for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Old, Dug, Household Item Collection3168 - Old, Dug, Household Item Collection
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A group of rusty, crude, dug, household items that include, an "N" brand, a stone brand guide, an iron ladle/ heating tool, a wooden mashe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*****r for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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US Shipping Collection3169 - US Shipping Collection
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Collection of US shipping advertisements and documents including brochures, passenger lists, a menu, voyage receipt from Japanese emigrants to Hawaii
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Early Yosemite Collection3170 - Early Yosemite Collection
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Various paper items pertaining to Yosemite and surrounding areas. Includes maps, Pan-Pac expo page, Camp Curry brochure, photographs, Providence Tuolu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to A*******d for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Land Bounty Documents3171 - Land Bounty Documents
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2 Sets of Land Bounty documents each granting 120 acres of land to former US soldiers as part of the March 3rd 1855 Act of Congress. Each are autograp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****w for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Rare Carter for Congress Ribbon3172 - Rare Carter for Congress Ribbon
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Unusual political ribbon that advocates Carter for Congress. Has a pictorial mine pick and sheep herding stick. Has a campaign description on the bott
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 1****t for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Collection of Slot Machine Tokens3173 - Collection of Slot Machine Tokens
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Collection of slot machine tokens. The majority of these tokens were used in slot machines, either for novelties or for minutes or cigarettes in gener
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******F for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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French Menus3174 - French Menus
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4 French menus: Restaurant de Londre, Versailles; Le Rallye, Menu and Carte des Vins; Les Restaurants Ruc Paris, Menu and La Cave; Boccardi, Paris-Rom
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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The Battle of Manila Color Lithograph3175 - The Battle of Manila Color Lithograph
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Nice color image of ships on poster, small image of Rear Admiral Dewey on bottom. "Fought May 1st, 1898, by Rear Admiral Dewey. Spanish loss: 1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to t****0 for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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Asian Postcards and Print3176 - Asian Postcards and Print
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Over 40 postcards, plus 4 postcard packs and a color print of Chief interpreter Moryamo Yenoski and Tako_Juro Interpreter. City: State: Date:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Asian China Lot3177 - Asian China Lot
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Lot includes: beautiful hand painted bowl, somewhat primitive; bowl of white with blue floral design; teapot, hand painted design, no lid; small wall
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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International Stamp Collection3178 - International Stamp Collection
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Huge stamp collection with stamps from many countries worldwide. Collection includes some stamps on partial covers with postmarks. Several albums, par
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Olympic Discus3178b - Olympic Discus
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Marked with the sticker “As Used in the Olympic Games, Official, Made in Sweeden”. “USO” punched into both sides. “made for Becontxx, Inc”. Additiona
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gold and Silver Rings Group3179 - Gold and Silver Rings Group
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Approximately 100 rings, mostly silver, some with stones. Very interesting and diverse lot. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38200
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to k*****y for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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Silver "Fun" Lot3180 - Silver "Fun" Lot
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Items include: 2 sterling compacts, a match case, 4 napkin rings, 2 small treasure boxes, tongs, book place holder, set of 6 salt shakers, necklace, a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b******1 for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Scrap Jewelry, Mostly Silver3181 - Scrap Jewelry, Mostly Silver
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This large lot is a great assortment of jewelry pieces. Close to 100 pieces. Who know what treasures lurk within??? City: State: Jewelry Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*********r for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Group of Costume Jewelry w/ Some Silver3182 - Group of Costume Jewelry w/ Some Silver
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Over 50 eclectic pieces of jewelry. Check out this great lot--a variety of stones--perfect for a jewelry maker. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inve
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Antique Jewelry Group3183 - Antique Jewelry Group
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Necklaces, earrings, pins, etc. of an era past. Very unusual group. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38204
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b******1 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Gold Plate and 14 kt Gold Necklaces & Bracelets3184 - Gold Plate and 14 kt Gold Necklaces & Bracelets
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Lot includes several necklaces (mostly chains), a few bracelets, and an intriguing Egyptian bracelet with scarabs. City: State: Jewelry Date:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jewelry Grab Bag3185 - Jewelry Grab Bag
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Ah, the treasures you will find here! Lot includes a feather and brass necklace, a 12" stick pin, gold and silver rings, pins, necklaces, brace...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k*****y for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Bracelets, Costume and Some Silver3186 - Bracelets, Costume and Some Silver
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Lot of over 40 pieces--Check out this outrageous collection. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38207
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b******1 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Large Lot of Broached and Pendant Pieces3187 - Large Lot of Broached and Pendant Pieces
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Lot includes, 5 cameos, some silver pieces, mostly costume. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38208
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Silver Necklaces and Bracelets3188 - Silver Necklaces and Bracelets
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Terrific group of a variety of sterling chains and bangles. Well worth a good look--value is here. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38209
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*********r for (140.00 + 28.00) = 168.00
 
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Antique Coin Purses3189 - Antique Coin Purses
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7 purses in this lot; two are nicely beaded. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38210
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Silk Box of Pearl Jewelry3190 - Silk Box of Pearl Jewelry
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Many pearls, cultured, includes necklaces--three are opera length, rings, stick pins, earrings, and a bracelet. Very nice group, a great deal! City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to v*********m for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Men's Pocket Watches3191 - Men's Pocket Watches
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Nice group of 4 watches and 1 watch case. One is an Elgin watch, one a Waltham--gold, engraved with chain, one Westclox Scotty and the last is a Miner
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3***6 for (170.00 + 35.70) = 205.70
 
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Men's Wristwatches3192 - Men's Wristwatches
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Five watches: Gemstar, 2 Bulova, Paul Jardin, Geneve Classic. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38213
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to v*********m for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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A. H. Hutchin Silver Pocket Watch3193 - A. H. Hutchin Silver Pocket Watch
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice engraved silver pocket watch in original case with winding key. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38215
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 3***6 for (180.00 + 37.80) = 217.80
 
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Two Men's Wrist Watches3194 - Two Men's Wrist Watches
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One Sketchers watch and one Seiko watch. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38216
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sterling Silver Jewelry3195 - Sterling Silver Jewelry
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes: 6 bone beads encased in silver; 8 rings; 1 bracelet; 20 pendants, many with stones; 1 pair earrings; 4 pins; and more. Nice group. City
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Costume Bracelets3196 - Costume Bracelets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large group of costume bracelets--over 60 pieces. Fun find. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38234
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Great Variety of Earrings3197 - Great Variety of Earrings
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Most are silver with stones, some costume--terrific lot and special finds! City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38235
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to b******1 for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Group of Ladies Watches3198 - Group of Ladies Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 watches: Rolex (diamonds on face), Elgin, Seiko, Piaget, and others. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38236
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to v*********m for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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3 Ladies Watches3199 - 3 Ladies Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dufonte, diamonds in dial; Armitron, gold with diamond; Seiko, gold. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38237
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to v*********m for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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