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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Five Ladies Watches3200 - Five Ladies Watches
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Embassy, gold, diamonds; Elgin, gold; Ritma, gold; Geneva, and one more. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38238
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*****y for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Western Jewelry3201 - Western Jewelry
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Ten rings with stones; five bracelets; four necklaces; and more. Nice collection. City: State: Jewelry Date: Inventory# 38240
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f*****a for (140.00 + 28.00) = 168.00
 
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US WWII Savings Bond3202 - US WWII Savings Bond
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World War II era war $25 savings bond with 10 year maturation period. Series E issued Sept. 1942. Serial Number: Q55258618E City: State: Military
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*********t for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Civil War Collection: Newspaper, Letter & Cover, Photographs, Badge3203 - Civil War Collection: Newspaper, Letter & Cover, Photographs, Badge
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Civil War lot includes a full period war-era newspaper in good condition, clear dark ink, New York Times. Also includes a soldier's letter and ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****7 for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Military Medals3204 - Military Medals
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Lot includes 18 military medals: Korea, Vietnam, National Defense, American Defense, Marine, Navy and more. City: State: Military Date: Invento
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*********r for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Gunnery Pins3205 - Gunnery Pins
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Lot includes 13 Gunnery pins. City: State: Military, Date: Inventory# 38442
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*********r for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Military Wing Collection3206 - Military Wing Collection
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Total of 34 pins (medals) from military service. A great vintage collection. City: State: Military Date: Inventory# 38443
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (275.00 + 57.75) = 332.75
 
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Various Military Pins and Badges3207 - Various Military Pins and Badges
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Over 40 military pins and badges from different branches of service. City: State: Military Date: Inventory# 38444
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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New York National Guard Certificate (1860s)3208 - New York National Guard Certificate (1860s)
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The People of the State of New York by the Grace of God Free and Independent National Guard, NY. Issued to Myron L. Fargo. Framed, 15.5" x 20.5...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Original Check Books With Original Covers3209 - Original Check Books With Original Covers
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Group of 15 original check books with original covers. Various security and trust organizations and New York Banks that includes The Franklin Trust C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****w for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Foreign Silver Coins3210 - Foreign Silver Coins
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Lot includes, 1974 Panama 20 Balboas Coin, boxed; 1966 Mexican peso; 1827 Car Felix D G Rex Sar Cyp Et Hier; Elizabeth II Canadian 10c and a 5 dollar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (95.00 + 19.95) = 114.95
 
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Foreign Coins & Currency3211 - Foreign Coins & Currency
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Lot includes coins and currency: Chile, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Britain, and more City: State: Numismatics,
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Humorous, Lottery, & Traveler's Currency3212 - Humorous, Lottery, & Traveler's Currency
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Lot includes: "Gregory for President" dollar; Jumping Frog Jubilee frog Skins $5; Phoney mazuma, Ellis Mercantile; sheet of 50c Pennsylvan...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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1930's Depression Scrip3213 - 1930's Depression Scrip
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Included: 17 $50 Stage paper, June 26, 1929, Pharm Assn. 50th Annual Convention; San Diego Clearing House Certificate, $1; Borough of Lodi $50 Tax Ant
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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US Currency--Errors, Facsimiles3214 - US Currency--Errors, Facsimiles
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Sheet of Tennessee Rail Road Company $1, $2, $3 bills; State of Florida $1; Cut $1 bill; false $1000 Bill, low print quality; Confederate States $500,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Group of US Coins3215 - Group of US Coins
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Huge group of various coins etc.: acrylic encased Liberty Dollar, 1922; US Bank Dime Saver, filled; 1998 Silver Eagle silver dollar; dollar in a tray
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*****y for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Ancient Coins3216 - Ancient Coins
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Included: Scarce coin from 1300-1400, minted during early reign of John the Great, Portugal; ancient coin set as jewel in gold, Roman Provincial, bron
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*********r for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Misc. Medals3217 - Misc. Medals
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Includes: Presidential Hall of Fame, through Lyndon Johnson; Lincoln, 16th President; John Wayne-American; St. Teresa; Imperial War Museum; Fort Henry
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6*****k for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Three Coin Banks3218 - Three Coin Banks
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Metal coin banks; B & R MFG, Co., New York; Little Gem Bank, New York. City: State: Numismatics, Date: Inventory# 38241
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to J*****6 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Eight Ingots3219 - Eight Ingots
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1) Rare, 1 troy oz .999 silver. 2) Sterling .925 silver, 10 grams. rectangle, 28mm x16mm; Fakes--Luskowitz: 3) Wells Fargo, 1852, 5 dollars; lead, rec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Two Commemorative Medals3220 - Two Commemorative Medals
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1) British Commemorative Medal, George IV (1820-1830) Coronation, 1821, obv: laureate bust left, GEORGIUS IIII D.G. BRITANNIARUM REX F.D, rev: the Kin
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Creme Cricket Club Medal, 18733221 - Creme Cricket Club Medal, 1873
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Medal, with pin and ribbon, in original case. Creme Cricket Club Athletic Festival, 1873. City: State: Numismatics, Date: 1873 Inventory# 38250
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*********r for (20.00 + 4.00) = 24.00
 
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Two Bronze Series Numismatica Medals3222 - Two Bronze Series Numismatica Medals
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1) Antonius Van-Dyke, Circular medal of Anthony van Dyke (1599-1641), a Flemish painter, from the Series Numismatica Universalis Virorum Illustrium. L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Bronze Peace Medal Restrike3223 - Bronze Peace Medal Restrike
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John Reich (1768–1833). Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal, 1801. Bronze restrike.. The Jefferson Peace Medal was carried by the Lewis & Clark ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to m*****o for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Commemorative Medal, Napoleon III3224 - Commemorative Medal, Napoleon III
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Bronze Napoleon III Empereur, July 1855. City: State: Numismatics Date: Inventory# 38254
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Wright Brothers Medal3225 - Wright Brothers Medal
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On March 4, 1909, a Medal of Congress was presented to the Wright Brothers. Orville and Wilbur Wright (1871-1948 and 1867-1912), pioneer aviators, Con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Andrew Johnson Bronze Medal3226 - Andrew Johnson Bronze Medal
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Commemorative Bronze Medal. Obv: Andrew Johnson Born Dec. 29, 1808. Inaug. President, USA, April 15, 1865 / 1867 // Rev: With Courage and Fidelity He
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to m*****o for (300.00 + 63.00) = 363.00
 
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Johann Wilhelm Ellenberger Medal3227 - Johann Wilhelm Ellenberger Medal
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Bronze commemorative medal, 1770. Text in German. Side facing portrait on front, church like room with casket on back. Few men made more noise in
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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American Independence Centennial Medal3228 - American Independence Centennial Medal
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Bronze commemorative medal. Obv: In Commemoration of the Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence. Act of Congress June 1871. Rev: These United
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to s********1 for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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International Exhibition Wood Medal3229 - International Exhibition Wood Medal
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Wood commemorative medal, 3" diameter. Obv. embossed: 1776 Main Building, 1876. International Exhibition. Rev. embossed: The 100th anniversary ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******c for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Canadian Checks3230 - Canadian Checks
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A large group checks from The Royal Bank of Canada and The Bank of Nova Scotia. many have revenue stamps and hole cancels. City: Canada State: Numis
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****w for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Packet of Twenty 1000 Mark Bills3231 - Packet of Twenty 1000 Mark Bills
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Packet of twenty 1000 marks, total, 20,000. 4.25" x 7.5" each. Berlin, April 1910. City: Germany State: Numismatics Date: 1910 Invent...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to W*****h for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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Chinese and Korean Coins3232 - Chinese and Korean Coins
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Chinese Coins, Tsing Dynasty A. D. 1644 /1911--10 coins. Memory coins of Yi Dynasty, Korea--10 coins. City: State: Numismatics Date: Inventory#
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to f******k for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Coin Fob3233 - Coin Fob
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Very nice coin fob. Coins are: 1893 Columbian half dollar, 1874 US 3c, and two Mexican Centavos, 1906. City: State: Numismatics Date: Inventor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****w for (130.00 + 27.30) = 157.30
 
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National Cash Register Company Bill Weight3234 - National Cash Register Company Bill Weight
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Vintage National Cash Register Company Bill Weight. These were used in old cash boxes and registers to hold paper currency. It is made of steel, has a
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n********a.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Universal Coin Tray3235 - Universal Coin Tray
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Wood and metal coin tray holds dollars, halves, quarters, dimes, nickels, cents to an amount of $90.00. City: State: Numismatics Date: Inventor
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Safe Dials3236 - Two Safe Dials
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1) Property Adams Ex Co, Herring-Hall-Marvin-Safe Co., Hamilton, Ohio. 2) Duquesne Beer & Ale Distributers, Beaver Falls, PA. City: State: Nu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****2 for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Stamps and covers Lot3237 - Stamps and covers Lot
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This lot includes a huge number of stamps; albums: Christmas stamps, America the Beautiful, and 3 America Remembers the World at War; and a large grou
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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Anti-Currency3238 - Anti-Currency
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Anti-Currency card redeemable for one dollar in purchase of press. Curtis and Mitchell 15 Federal St., Boston, MA price makers. Extremely rare and un
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Uncut Currency Sheet3239 - Uncut Currency Sheet
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An uncut sheet of 1 dollar bills that is 4 wide by 8 deep. Series 1988A City: State: Numismatics Date: Inventory# 38555
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******1 for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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2 Foreign Coins3240 - 2 Foreign Coins
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1) Ferdin VII Dei Gratia, 1911. 8 Reales (silver). 38 mm. King Ferdinand VII ruled Spain between 1808 and 1821. Mexico, as a Spanish colony, produced
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j******0 for (200.00 + 42.00) = 242.00
 
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Auguste Lameere Bronze Coin3241 - Auguste Lameere Bronze Coin
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Auguste Alfred Lucien Lameere (1864-1942) was a Belgian entomologist. He was born in Ixelles. He was a professor and dean of the faculty of sciences a
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****w for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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So-Called Dollar on Pin (Stockton, CA, 1909)3242 - So-Called Dollar on Pin (Stockton, CA, 1909)
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Gold Rush of 1849 Celebration, Stockton, Cal. Souvenir pin. City: California State: Numismatics Date: 1909 Inventory# 38247
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R**********s for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Sacramento Agricultural & Horticultural Fair Medal3243 - Sacramento Agricultural & Horticultural Fair Medal
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Medal by Smith & Hartmann (obv) and Ball, Black & Co. (rev). Bronze, 51mm. Unawarded Ceres & abundance Standing City: California State...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Vintage Leather California Check Holders3244 - Vintage Leather California Check Holders
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Two leather check holders: The Peoples Bank, Commercial and Savings, Sacramento, California. 3.5" x 6.25", folded; Bank of Manteca, Mantec...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Gold Rush Bank Deposit to Page Bacon & Co.3245 - Gold Rush Bank Deposit to Page Bacon & Co.
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Deposit of $600 by Quinn to the Banking House of Page Bacon & Co. Signed by G. E. Morgan, teller. City: California State: Numismatics Date: 1...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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Silver Naar Alvor Og Sandhed Forenes Silver Medal3246 - Silver Naar Alvor Og Sandhed Forenes Silver Medal
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Silver medal from Denmark. Embossed, thematic. Round, 44.7mm. 1800-1900 century. Front: WHEN THE SEVERITY AND TRUTH IS UNITED WITH DILIGENCE, reached
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Carolvs III, 1766, Silver Coin3247 - Carolvs III, 1766, Silver Coin
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Silver, round, silver, 37mm. Obv.: Crowned arms shield flanked by initials and value. Lettering: CAROLVS·III·D·G·HISPAN·ET ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Silver Ferdinand VII Token3248 - Silver Ferdinand VII Token
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Mexico Spanish Colonial 8 Reales, King of Spain Ferdinand VII, 1810. Obverse: Laureate, armored and togate profile bust of Ferdinand VII right. Latin
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****s for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Vintage Cloth Nevada Bank Money Bags3249 - Vintage Cloth Nevada Bank Money Bags
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Lot includes: 1 pull string bag from First National Bank of Nevada, 9.5" x 6"; 2 zippered bags--Nevada Bank of Commerce, Ely, Nevada and t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****w for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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