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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Franklin Banknote Vignette Proofs3250 - Franklin Banknote Vignette Proofs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19 copies of Franklin Bank Note Company, 1877, printer's proofs. Beautiful image of seated woman, train engine, and child figure. City: New Yor...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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U. S. Mint Cloth Money Bag3251 - U. S. Mint Cloth Money Bag
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Cents / $20 / U. S. Mint / Philadelphia / 1942. City: Pennsylvania State: Numismatics Date: 1942 Inventory# 38268
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8*****w for (20.00 + 4.20) = 24.20
 
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Rifle & Firearms Scrip3252 - Rifle & Firearms Scrip
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16 scrip: "You can't spend this, but it is good for $1.00 on the purchase of a new or used rifle / New barrels installed--sights fitted / M...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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California Gold Rush Pins, Gold Tokens & Silver Medal3253 - California Gold Rush Pins, Gold Tokens & Silver Medal
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Lot contains: 11 coin pins, 3 tiny 1855 gold rush coins, 1 1849 cal gold, 1855 1/2 dollar gold, and Sutter's Mill Centennial 1848-1998 1 troy ou...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 280.00
Sold to R**********s for (80.00 + 19.20) = 99.20
 
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Miscellaneous Token Grab-Bag3254 - Miscellaneous Token Grab-Bag
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One of the fun lots with over 40 various American tokens from all kinds of businesses, stores, organizations, casinos and places. Unsorted and a great
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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RC Fobs3255 - RC Fobs
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7 Different fobs for various places and attractions. All pictorial with a variety of shapes and alloys including brass and copper. Some are in great
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e****6 for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Commemorative Token Collection3256 - Commemorative Token Collection
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28 Tokens and medals that commemorate all kinds of different milestones and events from 1 year without disabling injury at Bethlehem Pacific to JFK an
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*******e for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Jewish Token Collection3257 - Jewish Token Collection
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10 Jewish tokens that are the same token in varying conditions. 1933 / Jewish Day / Chicago / Century of Progress // The / Romance / of a People. Pi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Anillo Restrikes 300 Unsorted, Raw3258 - Anillo Restrikes 300 Unsorted, Raw
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Includes an approximate even number of obverses and reverses, many pictorial, mostly Southern California towns. In 1968, when Los Angeles Stamp &...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Anillo Restrikes3259 - Anillo Restrikes
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Anillo restrikes from: Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, California, and others. City: State: Token, Date: Inventory# 40308
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Anillo Raw Unsorted Restrikes 3003260 - Anillo Raw Unsorted Restrikes 300
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Huge lot of Anillo restrikes. City: State: Token, Date: Inventory# 40309
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Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Anillo Raw Unsorted Restrikes 3003261 - Anillo Raw Unsorted Restrikes 300
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One more lot of unsorted Anillo restrikes. City: State: Token, Date: Inventory# 40310
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Anillo Restrikes Pictorial3262 - Anillo Restrikes Pictorial
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This large lot includes: Elks, bears, trees, buildings, donkeys, mines, beer and wine images, people, goats, hats, roosters and many, many more--great
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Anillo Restrikes / Obverse Mavericks3263 - Anillo Restrikes / Obverse Mavericks
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Very large lot of Anillo restrikes, obverse mavericks. City: State: Token, Date: Inventory# 40321
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Anillo Restrikes, Reverses3264 - Anillo Restrikes, Reverses
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Huge lot of Anillo restrikes, reverses. City: State: Token, Date: Inventory# 40322
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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So Called Dollars, Half Dollars-Fairs, Expos, Celebrations3265 - So Called Dollars, Half Dollars-Fairs, Expos, Celebrations
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16 Different tokens that are half dollar to dollar size / value for fairs, expos, celebrations and more. Examples include Hoover Electric Cleaner, Was
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*******e for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Tax Tokens3266 - Tax Tokens
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Really huge lot of various tax tokens! Round, cardboard. City: State: Token, Date: Inventory# 38646
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Arizona Anillo Restrikes3267 - Arizona Anillo Restrikes
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Arizona Anillo restrike lot includes: Tombstone, Ajo, Phoenix, Benson, Tucson, Prescott, and more. City: Arizona State: Token, Date: Inventory#
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Anillo restrikes, San Bernardino Area3268 - Anillo restrikes, San Bernardino Area
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Anillo restrikes, San Bernardino Area: California Ranch, Indio, Soledad, Palm Springs, Ontario, San Diego and more. City: California State: Token D
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*****I for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Northern CA Anillo Restrikes3269 - Northern CA Anillo Restrikes
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Northern CA Anillo Restrikes: Delano, Yreka, Roseville, etc. City: California State: Token Date: Inventory# 40312
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Central CA Anillo Restrikes3270 - Central CA Anillo Restrikes
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Central CA Anillo Restrikes: San Fernando, Corcoran, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Lodi, Roseville, and more. City: California State: Token Date: In
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Los Angeles, CA Area Anillo Restrikes3271 - Los Angeles, CA Area Anillo Restrikes
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Large lot of Los Angeles, CA Area Anillo restrikes. City: California State: Token Date: Inventory# 40316
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Southern California Anillo Restrikes3272 - Southern California Anillo Restrikes
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Lot includes: Long Beach, Newport Beach, Pismo Beach, Redondo Beach, Anaheim, Venice, and more. City: California State: Token Date: Inventory# 4
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to M***8 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Pasadena Area Anillo Restrikes3273 - Pasadena Area Anillo Restrikes
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Lot includes: Pasadena, Glendale, Fullerton, Upland, Alhambra, Covina, Burbank, and more. City: California State: Token Date: Inventory# 40318
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Santa Barbara Area Anillo Restrikes3274 - Santa Barbara Area Anillo Restrikes
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Lot includes some unlisted: Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Oxnard, Chula Vista, and more. City: California State: Token Date: Inventory# 40319
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare CA Towns, Anillo Restrikes3275 - Rare CA Towns, Anillo Restrikes
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Anillo lot of rare California towns includes: Watts, Deauville, Fillmore, Littlerock, Cabezon. Bloomington, Lawntown, Indio, Big Bear Valley, and more
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two California Tokens3276 - Two California Tokens
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1) Weed Lbr. Co. / The Club / Weed, Calif. // GF / 25c / in / Retail Trade. Great token, brass, round, 20mm. 2) Junction / Pool / Hall / 845 / Main /
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Anillo Chinese Restrikes3277 - Anillo Chinese Restrikes
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Nine Chinese restrikes, probably from California. City: Chinese State: Token Date: Inventory# 40313
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (35.00 + 0.00) = 35.00
 
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Black Hawk National Bank Mirror3278 - Black Hawk National Bank Mirror
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"This little mirror reflects our good will." Black Hawk National Bank, Commercial & Savings Dept's. Cover slides over to reveal mi...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Ku Klux Klan Tokens3279 - Ku Klux Klan Tokens
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2 Ku Klux Klan pictorial tokens. One side has a KKK "Knight" riding on a horse and the other has a woman with a laurel on it. Knights of...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Nevada Anillo Restrikes3280 - Nevada Anillo Restrikes
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Nevada Anillo Restrikes; a couple of these are very rare--Reno Oil Co., Harrah's Keno, Oppedyk Dairy, etc. City: Nevada State: Token Date: ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Pocahontas Fuel Company Buttons3281 - Pocahontas Fuel Company Buttons
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8 Penny-sized buttons for the Pocahontas Fuel Company in New York. All unused in original packaging from The Metal Arts Co. in Rochester NY. Fantastic
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Alaska Library3282 - Alaska Library
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5 Volumes on Alaska that include, "Gold Hunter; The Adventures of Marshall Bond" by Marshall Bond Jr., "The Northern Gold Fleet; 20th...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 6****A for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Alaska History Books3283 - Alaska History Books
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2 Books on Alaskan history, one titled "Alaska; Its Scenic Features, History, Geography and Government" by Lester D. Henderson, published ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Arizona Mining History, 15 Vols.3284 - Arizona Mining History, 15 Vols.
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1) I, Tom Horn. 2) Gold Placers and Placering in Arizona. 3) The Geronimo Campaign. 4) Tombstone. 5) Tombstone, A. T., A History of Early Mining, Mi
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (225.00 + 47.25) = 272.25
 
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Brochure for Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods3285 - Brochure for Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods
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Brochure has great map of area, fares for ferry from Sausalito, descriptions of areas and restaurants. City: Bay Area State: California, Date:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Bodie Library3286 - Bodie Library
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11 Volumes on Bodie including "Reminiscences of Alexander Toponce" by Himself, "The Story of Bodie" by Ella M. Cain, "High ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (325.00 + 78.00) = 403.00
 
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Bodie and Esmeralda Reprint3287 - Bodie and Esmeralda Reprint
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"Bodie and Esmeralda" Reprint. An account of the revival of affairs in two singularly interesting and important mining districts, includ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********y for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Death Valley Book Collection 20 Vols.3288 - Death Valley Book Collection 20 Vols.
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20 Volumes about Death Valley including "Twilight of The Jackass Prospector", "Place Names of The Death Valley Region", "My...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (190.00 + 39.90) = 229.90
 
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Tahoe and Sierra Library3289 - Tahoe and Sierra Library
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12 Volumes on Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Area. Titles include, "Lakes of The Sierras", by J.W. Hayes, "From Cotswolds To High Sierras&...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Napa City and County Portfolio and Directory3290 - Napa City and County Portfolio and Directory
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Re-Published illustrated edition of "Napa City and County Portfolio and Directory" by H.A. Darms. H.A. Darms lived from 1871-1946 and had...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare A.A. Cohen Booklet: "An Address On The Railroad Evil and Its Remedy" (1879)3291 - Rare A.A. Cohen Booklet: "An Address On The Railroad Evil and Its Remedy" (1879)
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Rare address piece by A. A. Cohen titled "An Address On The Railroad Evil and Its Remedy" Delivered by A. A. Cohen, ESQ, at Platt's H...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Partial Bancroft Collection: History of California Series3292 - Partial Bancroft Collection: History of California Series
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7 Volumes of Hubert Howe Bancroft's History of California set. Reprints published by Wallace Hebberd at The University of California Santa Barb...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******0 for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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California Banking Pamphlet (Sutro, Comstock)3293 - California Banking Pamphlet (Sutro, Comstock)
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California Banking scandal pamphlet titled, "The Style of Warfare as Carried On By The California Bank Ring. Outrageous Attacks on The Honor an...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to V********e for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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Early California History Library3294 - Early California History Library
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14 Volumes on California history mainly pre-gold rush. Includes, "The Decline of The Californios" by Leonard Pitt, "California In 17...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to t*****5 for (85.00 + 20.40) = 105.40
 
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California Literary Collection3295 - California Literary Collection
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Literature and paper collection from or pertaining to California and various businesses within. Includes 6 books that are an early Sun-Maid Raisin Gr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****l for (80.00 + 16.80) = 96.80
 
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State, County, City, and Township Officials of the State of California3296 - State, County, City, and Township Officials of the State of California
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A Roster that includes all the State, County, City, and Township Officials of the State of California and also Federal Officials for California. Publi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6*****b for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Private Gold Coinage of California3297 - Private Gold Coinage of California
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Private Gold Coinage of California, 1849-55, Its History and Its Issues by Edgar H. Adams, 1912. reprinted from the American Journal of Numismatics. B
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r******g for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Death Valley Scotty's Castle3298 - Death Valley Scotty's Castle
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Death Valley Scotty's Castle. A description of the Castle and its furnishings as given by the Castle guides. Castle Publishing Co., 1941 City: ...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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General California History, 12 Volumes3299 - General California History, 12 Volumes
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1) A History of California, The American Period. 2) Mother Lode Race Incident. 3) History of California. 4) John Muir Trail Country. 5) Disaster! The
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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