Western Railroad Passes, Montana, Western Americana and Gold

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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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California Island and Place Names3300 - California Island and Place Names
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Two books: 1) The Island of California, A History of the Myth by Dora Beale Polk. Hardcover, dust jacket, almost new condition. 2) California Place Na
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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California Mining, 9 Volumes3301 - California Mining, 9 Volumes
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1) Where to Find Gold in California. 2) Pre-Marshall Gold in California. 3) Mines of the Eastern Sierra. 4) Explorations in Lower California, 1868. 5)
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (325.00 + 78.00) = 403.00
 
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California Gold Rush, 4 Volumes3302 - California Gold Rush, 4 Volumes
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1) Chile, Peru, and the California Gold Rush of 1849. 2) Forty-Niners. 3) A Yankee Trader in the Gold Rush, The Letters of Franklin A. Buck. 4) Journ
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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California Trails, 4 Volumes3303 - California Trails, 4 Volumes
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1) The El Dorado Trail by Ferol Egan, dust cover, book is in new condition. 2) From New Spain by Sea to the Californias, 1519-1668 by Maurice G. Holme
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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California Letters and Journals, 6 Volumes3304 - California Letters and Journals, 6 Volumes
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1) The Shirley Letters. 2) A Buckeye in the Land of Gold. Letters and Journal of William Dennison Bickham. 3) Alta California, 1840-42, Journal and Ob
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to B*******f for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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California Biographies, 6 Volumes3305 - California Biographies, 6 Volumes
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1) Odyssey of Desert Prospector. 2) The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murrieta. 3) William Tecumseh Sherman: Gold Rush Banker. 4) Borax Pioneer: Fra
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to D******a for (35.00 + 7.00) = 42.00
 
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California Conquests, 5 Volumes3306 - California Conquests, 5 Volumes
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1) Contest for California, From Spanish Colonization to the American Conquest (Before Gold, vol. 2) by Stephen G. Hyslop. 2) Military Governments in
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****5 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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California Missions & Missionaries, 9 Vols.3307 - California Missions & Missionaries, 9 Vols.
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1) California's Missions. 2) Franciscan Explorations in California. 3) Documenting Everyday Life in Early Spanish California. 4) San Joaquin del...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d********9 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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The Past, Present and Future Water Supply of San Francisco 19143308 - The Past, Present and Future Water Supply of San Francisco 1914
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Book on the water supply of San Francisco titled, "The Past, Present and Future Water Supply of San Francisco". Written by H. Schussler, ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r********e.. for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Rare Biographical Work on John Alexander (Published Cripple Creek, 1892)3309 - Rare Biographical Work on John Alexander (Published Cripple Creek, 1892)
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Rare biographical work for John Alexander and the families of Alexander, Wilkinson, Sparr, and Guthrie. by Wm. G. Alexander. The Xl Job Printing Offic
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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1892 Dictionary Compliments of First National Bank, Denver3310 - 1892 Dictionary Compliments of First National Bank, Denver
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Small leather bound dictionary, Compliments of The First National Bank, Denver, Colorado. 5" x 3.75". City: Denver State: Colorado, Da...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to k********k for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Colorado Mining History, 9 Vols.3311 - Colorado Mining History, 9 Vols.
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1) The Carbondale Camp Called Leadville. 2) Mining the Summit, Colorado's Ten Mile District, 1860-1960. 3) Golden Mirages. 4) Money Mountain. 5)...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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2 Boise Books3312 - 2 Boise Books
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2 Books about Boise Idaho. One is a photograph illustrated book titled "Boise Idaho" written and published by the Boise Commercial Club mo...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Idaho Reference Collection3313 - Idaho Reference Collection
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Lot of 6. Two books and 4 booklets for Idaho reference. The books are "A Brief History of Camas Prairie Idaho" by Lucy M. Nelson and publ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Legal and Historical Idaho Books3314 - Legal and Historical Idaho Books
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Seven different books regarding legal changes and laws in Idaho. The best piece is the "Revenue Law of Idaho Territory 1867" H.B. Lane an...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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4 Sequential Copies of The Idaho State Historical Society Bulletin3315 - 4 Sequential Copies of The Idaho State Historical Society Bulletin
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4 Sequential copies of The Idaho State Historical Society Bulletin from Volume 1 Number 1-4. Dates range from April 1, 1908 - January 1, 1909. Discus
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rand, McNally & Co's Indexed Pocket Map of Idaho c.18813316 - Rand, McNally & Co's Indexed Pocket Map of Idaho c.1881
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An exquisite pocket map of Idaho by the Rand, McNally and Co's Map Publications Chicago c. 1881. It is indexed and contains a guide with full p...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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The Founding Fathers of Boise3317 - The Founding Fathers of Boise
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A Mint, never opened copy of "The Founding Fathers of Boise" 1863-1875 written and autographed by Hugh H. Hartman. Published by the author...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Revised and Compiled Laws of the Idaho Territory3318 - Revised and Compiled Laws of the Idaho Territory
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Revised and Compiled Laws of the Idaho Territory in 1883. Original territorial legal guide pre-cursing the statehood of Idaho. Cover is beginning to d
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Idaho County References3319 - Idaho County References
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5 Total books with 4 varieties. "Memories of Old Alturas Co" by Lucille Hall, published by Big Mountain Press, Denver CO. "Pioneer Da...
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An Illustrated History of North Idaho3320 - An Illustrated History of North Idaho
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"An illustrated History of North Idaho Embracing Nez Pearce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, State of Idaho. Western Historical P...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********e.. for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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4 Volumes of  "The History of Idaho"3321 - 4 Volumes of "The History of Idaho"
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"The History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains", edited by James H. Hawley, Illustrated, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. Chi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 66.00) = 341.00
 
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State Historical Society of Idaho Bulletins3322 - State Historical Society of Idaho Bulletins
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State Historical Society of Idaho Bulletins, 25 booklets. vol 1, No. 1-4: 1908-09, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Historical Society of Idaho Collection3323 - Historical Society of Idaho Collection
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9 Booklets from the Historical Society of the State of Idaho Booklets. Various types of publications and duplicates including Volume 1 Numbers 3 and 4
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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History of Idaho Territory / Elliott 1884 w/ Maps & Lithographs3324 - History of Idaho Territory / Elliott 1884 w/ Maps & Lithographs
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History of Idaho Territory showing its resources and Advantages; with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotel
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to r********e.. for (1,050.00 + 220.50) = 1,270.50
 
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2 Idaho and Colorado Postal Guides3325 - 2 Idaho and Colorado Postal Guides
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1 Book and 1 booklet about postal history. The booklet is titled Early Colorado Mails with no listed author or date but is most likely from the 1950...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s****t for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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The Saga of Fort Peck3326 - The Saga of Fort Peck
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A book called "The Saga of Fort Peck" by Sammy Sampson about the building and construction of the Fort Peck Dam. A New Deal Public Works p...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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The City of Red Lodge Booklet3327 - The City of Red Lodge Booklet
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Advertising booklet for Red Lodge in Carbon County Montana. Illustrated promotional piece for the small town with pictures, advertisements and inform
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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"Born to Be" by Taylor Gordon (II)3328 - "Born to Be" by Taylor Gordon (II)
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Famous in the 1920's as a singer of Negro spirituals, Taylor Gordon was born into the only black family living in White Sulphur Springs, Montana...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********n for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Western Library (15)3329 - Western Library (15)
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Titles include: Homestead, Rambles in the Far West, The Majestic Land and Frontiers of the Northwest, to name a few. Please see photo for balance.
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to k********M for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Vigilante Days and Ways by NP Langford (First Editions plus others) (Montana)3330 - Vigilante Days and Ways by NP Langford (First Editions plus others) (Montana)
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Vigilante Days and Ways - Vol. I & II ( 1st Editions 1890), plus three other editions, by N. P. Langford. Nathaniel P. Langford was an early Mon...
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Estimates : 260.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to t**********z for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Montana Legal References (5)3331 - Montana Legal References (5)
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Titles include: Montana Constitution Codes & Statutes - front/back cover & spine cover detached (1895), Law vs Law (books I & II), Rep...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Montana Almanacs & Resources Collection (5)3332 - Montana Almanacs & Resources Collection (5)
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Montana Almanacs (1957) (1959-60) & (1962-63) plus Montana Resources and Opportunities Edition (2 copies) City: State: Montana Date: Inve...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Vigilantes of Montana by Dimsdale (7 Editions)3333 - Vigilantes of Montana by Dimsdale (7 Editions)
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Six different editions of the Vigilantes of Montana. Please see photo City: State: Montana Date: Inventory# 30826
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Estimates : 260.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r******g for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Montana Vigilante group (7)3334 - Montana Vigilante group (7)
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Titles include: X. Beidler Vigilante, The Hanging of Billy Calder (2), Vigilante Women, Vigilante Days at Virginia City, Guns of Montana (1st Editi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 1**9 for (120.00 + 19.20) = 139.20
 
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Montana Women Biographies (6)3335 - Montana Women Biographies (6)
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Titles include: An Army Wife on the Frontier - The memoirs of Alice Blackwood Baldwin (1st edition), First Lady in Congress - Jeannette Rankin, Fron
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Politician Biographies (11)3336 - Politician Biographies (11)
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Titles include: " Westward I Go Free " The story of J. F. K. in Montana, Frank Baney, Forty Years a Montana Law Enforcer, Yankee from ...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
 
 
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History of Aldridge and more!3337 - History of Aldridge and more!
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Titles include: Two Autographed copies of The Photo History of Aldridge, An Empire of Dust (1st edition), and Granville Stuart - Diary & Sketch...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Nez Perce Indian Book Set (3)3338 - Nez Perce Indian Book Set (3)
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Titles Include: The Last Stand of the Nez Perce Destruction of a People, Chief Joseph's Own Story (Reprinted from the North American Review 1879...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to r********e.. for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Montana Memories - Set signed by Author Charles Green3339 - Montana Memories - Set signed by Author Charles Green
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Vol. l - Homesteaders, Forest Fires, Bear Stories. Vol. ll - China Interlude. Vol. lll - Early Days. Vol. lV - Untitled City: State: Montana
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Southwestern Montana Region Library (18)3340 - Southwestern Montana Region Library (18)
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Montana history comes alive through this eclectic book collection. Focus is on Madison, Gallatin, Park & Beaverhead counties. note * Golden Tr...
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Estimates : 260.00 - 900.00
Sold to p********n for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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South Central Montana Region Library - Bitterroot Valley & Beyond (10)3341 - South Central Montana Region Library - Bitterroot Valley & Beyond (10)
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Sketchbooks, Pamphlets, Great References, as well as an Autographed edition of The Old Party in the Feather Shawl by Theresa Buckingham. Counties c
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Estimates : 260.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d******c for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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South Eastern Montana Region Library (11)3342 - South Eastern Montana Region Library (11)
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Counties covered: Musselshell, Bighorn, Custer, Powder River, Rosebud, & Yellowstone. Note * includes two autographed titles - The Upper Mussels...
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Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 340.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Montana General History Lot (5)3343 - Montana General History Lot (5)
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Not in Precious Metals Alone - A manuscript History of Montana (4 copies) 3 Hardcover + The story of SHEP "The Dog Who Was Forever Faithful&quo...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 500.00
Sold to a*********e for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Montana Fiction Group (13)3344 - Montana Fiction Group (13)
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Titles Include: The Sheriff of Dyke Hole 1909, Golden Fleece (2 copies / one autographed by author Hughie Call), Montana Man (1st Edition), The Man
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 250.00
 
 
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A Serious Story for Free People: The Comical History of Montana (1912)3345 - A Serious Story for Free People: The Comical History of Montana (1912)
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The Comical History of Montana by Jerre C. Murphy 1912 * protected by dust jacket (better condition than appears in photo) 332 pages City: State: M
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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History of Montana through Religion (13)3346 - History of Montana through Religion (13)
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Insight into Montana's Spiritual Side: A nice collection for the library! Please inspect photo for details (two w/ autographs) * note, oldes...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Montana Modern Warriors book group (7)3347 - Montana Modern Warriors book group (7)
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Titles Include: Lindbergh - The Lone Eagle, Lauterbach of the China Sea - 1st edition, Heart of Oak, Montana in the Wars, God is my Co-Pilot, Arm
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Montana Early Military book group (4)3348 - Montana Early Military book group (4)
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Titles Include: Guarding the Carroll Trail Camp Lewis - Reed & Bowles Trading Post (2 copies), Camp Fire Chats of the Civil War by Washington D...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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Montana General History Collection (8)3349 - Montana General History Collection (8)
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Titles Include: Through the Halls, Montana an Illustrated History, The Story of Montana, The Montana Past, The Frontier Years, American Heritage,
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Estimates : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to k********M for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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