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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That Girl in Montana Book Group (5)3350 - That Girl in Montana Book Group (5)
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Other book titles include: Told in the Hills (1st Edition 1891), The little Kingdom - Autographed by author Hughie Call, and The Shorn Lamb City:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (15.00 + 3.15) = 18.15
 
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Four Montana Copper Histories3351 - Four Montana Copper Histories
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Montana Tech 1893-1984; Adventure Beacons; Romantic Copper, Its Lure and Lore; The War of the Copper Kings. City: State: Montana Date: Inventor
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m********y for (30.00 + 6.30) = 36.30
 
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S. D. Butcher's Pioneer History of Custer County, Nebraska: A Rare Historical Reference3352 - S. D. Butcher's Pioneer History of Custer County, Nebraska: A Rare Historical Reference
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Very rare historical and biographical reference titled "Pioneer History of Custer County and Short Sketches of Early Days in Nebraska" by ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to k********k for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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"Good Roads" Route Book (Ormbsy County, Nevada)3353 - "Good Roads" Route Book (Ormbsy County, Nevada)
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A road book and travel guide titled "Good Roads" Official Route Book Ormsby County, The Scenic County of Nevada. Illustrated with pictures...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (55.00 + 11.00) = 66.00
 
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Gans-Nelson Boxing Program Reprint3354 - Gans-Nelson Boxing Program Reprint
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Official Program for Nelson-Gans fight in Goldfield, Nev. Sep. 3rd 1906. Contains about 50 pages of advertisements and information about the fight an
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Estimates : 75.00 - 300.00
Sold to V********e for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Reno Area History Library3355 - Reno Area History Library
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12 Volumes on the history of Reno and the Reno area. Includes "Reno" by Lilyan Stratton First Edition 1921, "Reno" by Cornelius...
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Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
Sold to V********e for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Tonopah and Goldfield Library3356 - Tonopah and Goldfield Library
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17 Volumes on Tonopah and Goldfield Nevada including "Diamondfield Jack; A Study In Frontier Justice" by David H. Grover, w/ dust jacket, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (300.00 + 63.00) = 363.00
 
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Nevada and Her Resources Book (1894)3357 - Nevada and Her Resources Book (1894)
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Rare volume titled "Nevada and Her Resources" Compiled under the direction of the state bureau of immigration. Carson City, Nevada. Stat...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******a for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Nevada Mining Unions Library3358 - Nevada Mining Unions Library
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2 Volumes on mining unions in Nevada including "The Ignoble Conspiracy" 'Radicalism On Trial in Nevada' by Sally Zanjani and Guy ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
Sold to t********n.. for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Comstock Library3359 - Comstock Library
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31 Volumes on The Comstock Lode and Virginia City. Examples from this group include "Silver Theater" by Margaret G. Watson, "The Bon...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D******a for (375.00 + 75.00) = 450.00
 
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Northwest Nevada History3360 - Northwest Nevada History
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9 Volumes on Northeastern Nevada History that include "Mountain City" by Gregory Martin w/ dust jacket, "Copper Times" by Jack F...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Carson, Washoe, and Churchill Histories3361 - Carson, Washoe, and Churchill Histories
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13 Volumes on the history of Carson, Washoe Valley, and Churchill. Includes, "Bowers Mansion" by Gloria Millicent Mapes, Maude Swain Taylo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******a for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Nevada Water History Reference Library3362 - Nevada Water History Reference Library
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4 Volumes regarding the water history of Nevada including "A Trace of Desert Waters; The Great Basin Story" by Samuel G. Houghton w/ dust ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Nevada History, Doten, Angel, Bancroft3363 - Nevada History, Doten, Angel, Bancroft
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5 Volumes total that includes the works of Doten, Angel, and Bancroft. Books are a reproduction "History of Nevada" by Hubert Bancroft, r...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d********x.. for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Nevada Printing History Library3364 - Nevada Printing History Library
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2 Volumes on the history of Nevada including "The Newspapers of Nevada, A History and Bibliography 1854-1979" by Richard e. Lingenfelter a...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Pittman Biography Library3365 - Pittman Biography Library
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2 Biographies on Key Pittman title "Nevada's Key Pittman" by Fred L. Israel, First Edition, w/ dust jacket, 1963. "Key Pittman; ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 159.00
 
 
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Sarah Winnemucca Library Archive3366 - Sarah Winnemucca Library Archive
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3 Volumes on Sarah Winnemucca including "Life Among The Piutes; Their Wrongs and Claims" by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins First Edition, "...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nevada Railroad Library3367 - Nevada Railroad Library
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7 Volumes on Nevada railroads including "Westward by Rail; America's Pioneer Heritage" by William F. Rae, w/ dust jacket, "Bonanz...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Nevada Historical Society Archive3368 - Nevada Historical Society Archive
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About 100 volumes of publications from the Nevada Historical Society that includes quarterly reports from the early 1970's to 2015. May be miss...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to M*****4 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Nevada Historical Reference Library3369 - Nevada Historical Reference Library
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20 Volumes in reference to the history of Nevada. Includes "Nevada; A Guide To Nevada Silver", "One Hundred Years Ago in Nevada"...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to v*********m for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Tex Rickard Biography3370 - Tex Rickard Biography
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A Biography on Tex Rickard Titled "The Magnificent Rube; The Life and Gaudy Times of Tex Rickard" by Charles Samuels, with dust jacket. W...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (25.00 + 0.00) = 25.00
 
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Nevada History Library3371 - Nevada History Library
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8 Volumes on Nevada History Including "Nevada; A History" by Robert Laxalt w/ dust jacket, "Nevada's 20th Century Mining Boom; To...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to D******a for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Sketches of the Washoe Silver Mines (Reprint)3372 - Sketches of the Washoe Silver Mines (Reprint)
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Sketches of the Washoe Silver Mines by Henry DeGroot. Limited edition, no. 191 of 200, signed. Originally published in 1860, reprint 1961. Soft cover,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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Comstock Biographies, 7 Books3373 - Comstock Biographies, 7 Books
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1) Adolph Sutro, A Biography by Robert E. Stewart, Jr. and M. F. Stewart. 2) gold and Silver Colossus, William Morris Stewart and His Southern Bride b
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Five Books on Nevada Native Americans3374 - Five Books on Nevada Native Americans
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1) The Indian Massacre of 1911 at Little Rock Canyon Nevada by Effie Mona Mack, 1968. Limited edition, 1000 copies, volume no. 265, signed by Effie Mo
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nevada by Effie Mona Mack (Autographed, 1936)3375 - Nevada by Effie Mona Mack (Autographed, 1936)
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Nevada, a history of the state from the earliest times through the Civil War, by Effie Mona Mack. Published by the Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale, CA,
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6******n for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Pots O' Gold, 2 Copies3376 - Pots O' Gold, 2 Copies
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Pots O' Gold by Matt R. Penrose. A. Carlisle & Co. of Nevada, Reno, 1935. First edition. Original black cloth, gold stamping on front cover ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nevada Through Pictures and Stories, 20 Books3377 - Nevada Through Pictures and Stories, 20 Books
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Lot includes: Restless Strangers; Lost Legends of the Silver State; Forty Years in the Wilderness; Mysteries and Legends, Nevada--2 copies; Outlaw Tal
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Misc. Nevada Library, 17 Volumes3378 - Misc. Nevada Library, 17 Volumes
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1) Basin and Range. 2) Broken Hills, The Story of Joe Arthur. 3) Mines of Battle Mountain, Reese River, Aurora and Other Western Nevada Districts. 4)
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nevada Ghost Town Library3379 - Nevada Ghost Town Library
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Lot of 14 publications includes: A sagebrush Heritage, Boom Towns of the Great Basin, Sovereigns of the Sage, Nevada's Turbulent Yesterday, Ghos...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Three Nevada Bibliographies3380 - Three Nevada Bibliographies
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Prime Sources of California and Nevada Local History, by Richard Quebedeaux, hardcover. new condition; Nevada, An Annotated Bibliography by Stanley W.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Biographies on Several Nevadans3381 - Biographies on Several Nevadans
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1) Nevada's Governors, from Territorial Days to the Present by Myrtle Tate Myles. 2) Nevadans and Nevada by Boyd Moore, author and artist. 3) Wh...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to v*********m for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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12 Books on Southern Nevada3382 - 12 Books on Southern Nevada
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1) 320 Desert Watering Places in Southeastern California and Southwestern Nevada by W. C. Mendenhall. 2) Phil Swing and Boulder Dam by Beverly Bowen M
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Early Nevada, F. N. Fletcher3383 - Early Nevada, F. N. Fletcher
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Early Nevada, The Period of Exploration, 1776-1848 by F. N. Fletcher. Rare publication, hardcover, good condition. City: State: Nevada Date: 1929
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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The Truth about Virginia City Nevada3384 - The Truth about Virginia City Nevada
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Rare Virginia City publication: The Truth about Virginia City Nevada, 1850-1940, by Chester W. Cheel, M. A. Soft yellow cover, some wear, bit of wate
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********y for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Nevada Military Related, 10 Books3385 - Nevada Military Related, 10 Books
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Nevada Military Related, includes: Frazer Forts of the West, Combat Zoning, The Autobiography of General Isaac J. Wister, bravo 20 and others. City:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Northern Washoe Histories, 8 Books3386 - Northern Washoe Histories, 8 Books
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1) Twenty Miles from a Match; 2) The Desert Lake, the Story of Nevada's Pyramid Lake; 3) Flanigan, Anatomy of a Railroad Ghost Town; 4) Olinghou...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****l for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Southern Nevada Histories3387 - Southern Nevada Histories
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1) Searchlight, the camp that didn't Fail. 2) Treasures of Tempiute. 3) Lincoln County, Nevada: 1864-1909. 4) A Guide to the ghost Towns and Min...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to p********n for (45.00 + 10.80) = 55.80
 
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Central Nevada Histories, 10 Volumes3388 - Central Nevada Histories, 10 Volumes
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Lot includes: Charm history and Heritage; Eureka and its Resources; Nine Miles from Dead Horse Wells; A History of Smoky Valley, Nevada; Silver Peak;
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Letters and Diaries, Nevada and the West3389 - Letters and Diaries, Nevada and the West
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Martha and the Doctor; Pioneering the West; Letters from the Nevada Frontier: Letters of Tasker L. Oddie; Bostonians and Bullion; Twenty Years on the
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*****0 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Catalog of Mexican pamphlets In The Sutro Collection3390 - Catalog of Mexican pamphlets In The Sutro Collection
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Catalog of Mexican Pamphlets In The Sutro Collection 1623-1887 With Supplements 1605-1887 from the California State Library. Sutro Branch, San Francis
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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"The First Piano in Camp" Book (1919, Sam Davis)3391 - "The First Piano in Camp" Book (1919, Sam Davis)
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Illustrated fictional story titled, "The First Piano in Camp" by Sam Davis with an appreciation by Sam C. Dunham with drawings by H. Fisk....
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sam Clemens/Mark Twain 5 Vols.3392 - Sam Clemens/Mark Twain 5 Vols.
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5 Volumes of biographies on Sam Clemens, better known as Mark Twain that include "Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain" by Justin Kaplan, "Mark...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c******5 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Rice: "My Adventures With Your Money"3393 - Rice: "My Adventures With Your Money"
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2 Volumes of George Graham Rice's "My Adventures With Your Money". One copy was published by Bookfinger, New York City, 1974. The ot...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Shamberger "Historical Mining Camps of Nevada" Partial Set, 8 Vols.3394 - Shamberger "Historical Mining Camps of Nevada" Partial Set, 8 Vols.
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8 Volumes of Shamberger's Historic Mining Camps of Nevada set. Includes Vol 1 "Water Supply For The Comstock", Vol 2 " Rawhide&q...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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Great Basin Nature Suite3395 - Great Basin Nature Suite
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Great Basin nature suite with 8 volumes including "A Guide To Treasure In Nevada" by Thomas Penfield, "Nevada Through Rose Colored Gl...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
 
 
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3 Volume C.C. Goodwin Library3396 - 3 Volume C.C. Goodwin Library
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3 First Edition volumes by C.C. Goodwin including "The Comstock Club" Published by Tribune Job Printing Co. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1891. &q...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*****0 for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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2 Sam Davis History of Nevada Volumes With Index3397 - 2 Sam Davis History of Nevada Volumes With Index
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Illustrated volumes 1 & 2 by Sam P. Davis for "The History of Nevada" Published by The Elms Publishing Co., Inc. Reno, Nev. - Los Ange...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to u********y.. for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Nevada Anthropology Series NSM3398 - Nevada Anthropology Series NSM
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20 Volumes on various facets of anthropology in Nevada including "The Nevada State Museum Anthropological Papers" Numbers 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 1...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Nevada History, Seven Books3399 - Nevada History, Seven Books
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Nevada; Gentle Wilderness, The Sierra Nevada; Down the Great Wilderness; The Colorado; The High Fever; Reno Axle, Historic Fourth Street; Grim Journey
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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