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 J. Ross Browne Volumes3400 - Five J. Ross Browne Volumes
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1) J. Ross Browne, His Letters, Journals, and Writings edited by Lina Fergusson Browne. 2) J. Ross Browne's Illustrated Mining Adventures, Calif...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*****0 for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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C.B. Glasscock Collection 3 Vols.3401 - C.B. Glasscock Collection 3 Vols.
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3 Volumes Written by C.B. Glasscock including "Lucky Baldwin" 1933, "Gold In Them Hills" 1932, and "The Big Bonanza" 1...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two Donner Party Publications3402 - Two Donner Party Publications
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1) The Archaeology of the Donner Party by Donald L. Hardesty with contributions by Michael Brodhead, Donald K. Grayson, Susan Lindstrom, George L. Mil
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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New Mexico History, 6 Vols.3403 - New Mexico History, 6 Vols.
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1) Historical society of New Mexico, no. 16. The Spanish Language in New Mexico and Southern Colorado. 2) New Mexico. American Guide Series. 3) white
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Utah History, Two Books3404 - Utah History, Two Books
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1) Merchants and Mines in Utah, The Walker Brothers and Their Bank by Jonathan Bliss. First printing, 1983, hardcover, dust jacket torn at bottom, ver
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Utah Mining History, 8 Vols.3405 - Utah Mining History, 8 Vols.
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1) Kelley of the Triune, Biography of a Sheepdog. 2) Footprints in the Wilderness, A History of the Lost Rhoades Mines. 3) The Towns of Tintic. 4) It
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****a for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Mormon History Library3406 - Mormon History Library
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16 Volumes total with 15 of them being from "The Kingdom In The West; The Mormons and The American Frontier" Series edited by Will Bagley ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Mormon Library3407 - Mormon Library
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18 Volumes on the Mormons including "The Mountain Meadows Massacre" by Juanita Brooks, w/ dust jacket, "An Insider's View of Morm...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Five Jedediah Smith Biographies3408 - Five Jedediah Smith Biographies
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1) The Travels of Jedediah Smith by Maurice S. Sullivan. 2) He Opened the West, Jedediah Strong Smith by Rev. Don A. Chase. 3) Jedediah Smith by Maur
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t****0 for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Canadian Mining Library3409 - Canadian Mining Library
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6 Volumes on mining in Canada. Includes, "The Billion Dollar Deal" by Morton Shulman, w/ dust jacket, "Harvest From The Rock; A Histo...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to r********e.. for (35.00 + 7.35) = 42.35
 
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Cuba History Library3410 - Cuba History Library
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Large library with 94 volumes on Cuban history that fill 3 boxes. Titles include, "Castro's Cuba, Cuba's Fidel" by Lee Lockwood, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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Mexico History Library3411 - Mexico History Library
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Large library that consists of 72 Volumes on Mexican history that fill 3 boxes. Examples from this collection include, "The Mexicans; A Person...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pancho Villa and the Columbus Raid3412 - Pancho Villa and the Columbus Raid
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Pancho Villa and the Columbus Raid. the Life story of Mexico's Greatest "Bad Man" by Larry A. Harris. Published by The McMath Co., Inc...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to p********n for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Russia History Library3413 - Russia History Library
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Approximately 20 Volumes on Russian History that include, "The Hidden War; A Russian Journalist's Account of The Soviet War in Afghanistan&...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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History of Spain Library3414 - History of Spain Library
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Large library with 42 Volumes on the history of Spain. Examples include, "Spanish Colonial Silver" by Leona Davis Boylan, "The Voyag...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Spanish, Mexican, and American Military in South West Pre-Civil War Library.3415 - Spanish, Mexican, and American Military in South West Pre-Civil War Library.
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15 Volumes of Spanish, Mexican, and American military presence in the South West. Includes, "Mexican-American War 1846-1848" by Ron Field,...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Western Biography Library3416 - Western Biography Library
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11 Volumes of western biographies of prominent people in the development of the American west. Includes "Nothing Seemed Impossible, William C....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c******5 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Biographies on Western Explorers3417 - Biographies on Western Explorers
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11 Volumes of biographies on various western explorers including "The Lost Pathfinder Zebulon Montgomery Pike", by W. Eugene Hollon, "...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Biography Library3418 - Biography Library
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72 Volumes of biographies from all kinds of people, countries and time frames. Examples include "Ribbentrop" by Michael Bloch, "Shirl...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino3419 - Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino
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Biography of Kino Titled, "Rim of Christendom; A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino; Pacific Coast Pioneer" by Herbert Eugene Bolton. Fir...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d********x.. for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Frontier Biography by Dan L. Thrapp3420 - Frontier Biography by Dan L. Thrapp
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Four volumes. "This reference work contains biographical sketches of over 5530 individuals associated with the American frontier from the 6th c...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********e.. for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Western Exploration Library3421 - Western Exploration Library
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16 Volumes on Western Exploration. Includes "The Splendid Wayfaring" by John G. Neihardt, First Edition, 1920. "Wagon Roads West&quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********n for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Western Exploration and Archaeology Library3422 - Western Exploration and Archaeology Library
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13 Volumes on Western exploration and archaeology. Includes titles such as "Becoming Aztlan" by Carroll L. Riley w/ dust jacket, Southwes...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 170.00
 
 
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Explorers and Trappers, 4 Volumes3423 - Explorers and Trappers, 4 Volumes
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1)Trappers of the Far West. 2) This Reckless Breed of Men. The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest. 3) Explorers, traders, and Slavers Forging t
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Fremont And '493424 - Fremont And '49
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Fremont And '49 The Story of a Remarkable Career and its Relation to the Exploration and Development of our Western Territory, Especially Califo...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to t*****5 for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Fremont Letters, Illinois Press, 5 Vols3425 - Fremont Letters, Illinois Press, 5 Vols
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Fremont Letters, Illinois Press, 5 Vols. Includes "The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont" Travels from 1848 to 1854, Edited by Mary Le...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r********e.. for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Kit Carson, 7 Books3426 - Kit Carson, 7 Books
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1) Kit Carson, A Portrait in Courage by M. Morgan Estergreen, introduction by Edgar L. Hewett. 2) Kit Carson (Christopher Carson known as Kit Carson b
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****5 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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The Fremont Cannon and Xerox Papers.3427 - The Fremont Cannon and Xerox Papers.
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The Fremont Cannon, High Up and Far Back, by Ernest Allan Lewis. 1st edition, as new condition, blue cloth binding, not issued with dust jacket, publi
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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The Pathfinder, Private work on John Fremont3428 - The Pathfinder, Private work on John Fremont
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Rare, signed first edition, "The Pathfinder" by George A. Zabriskie. "The Doldrums", Ormond Beach, Florida, 1947. Hardcover. Fir...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Bigelow's Life of Colonel Fremont (1856)3429 - Bigelow's Life of Colonel Fremont (1856)
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Bigelow's Life of Colonel Fremont including his Explorations and Discoveries. Memoir of the Life and Public Services of John Charles Fremont, by...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********e.. for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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Fremont's Life Explorations and Public Service by Upham3430 - Fremont's Life Explorations and Public Service by Upham
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Life Explorations and Public Services of John Charles Fremont by Charles Wentworth Upham with illustrations. Published by Ticknor and Fields Boston, 1
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 0.00) = 50.00
 
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8 Volumes--Biographies on Fremont3431 - 8 Volumes--Biographies on Fremont
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1) Two volumes, "Fremont, the World's Greatest Adventurer", vol I and II, by Allan Nevins. 2) John Charles Fremont, by Andrew Rolle. T...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Three Jessie Fremont Biographies3432 - Three Jessie Fremont Biographies
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Immortal Wife, by Irving Stone, 1944(dust cover worn ; The Letters of Jessie Benton Fremont, edited by Pamela Herr and Mary Lee Spence,1993, excellent
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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12 Books on Fremont Expeditions3433 - 12 Books on Fremont Expeditions
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The Truth about Fremont an Inquiry; Fremont, Explorer of a Restless Nation; Expedition Artist in the Far West; Fremont's Private Navy; Exploring...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Perilous Adventures in the Far West (1860) (Fremont)3434 - Perilous Adventures in the Far West (1860) (Fremont)
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"Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West" with Col. Fremont's Last Expedition across the Rocky Mountains: Including three mo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******1 for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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Guns and Firearm Related Library3435 - Guns and Firearm Related Library
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14 Volumes on guns and things related to firearms. Titles include, "Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns" by Jack O'Connor, "The...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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American Game Hunting Library3436 - American Game Hunting Library
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Approximately 26 volumes on hunting American game and trophies. Titles include, "The Deer of North America" by Leonard Lee Rue III, w/ du...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Fishing Library, 16 Volumes3437 - Fishing Library, 16 Volumes
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1) Fishing in Mexico. 2) Nevada Angler's Guide. 3) Striped Bass Fishing in California and Oregon. 4) Enjoying fishing Lake Tahoe, The Truckee Ri...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Japan in WW II Library3438 - Japan in WW II Library
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18 Volumes about Japan in WW II and perspectives from both American and Japanese authors. Titles include, "Japanese Americans; From Relocation...
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Start Price : 37.50 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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German History Library3439 - German History Library
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Large Library with 44 Volumes on Germany in World War 2. Titles include, "Waffen; Hitler's Elite Guard At War 1939-1945" by George H....
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c******5 for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Civil War Biography Collection3440 - Civil War Biography Collection
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13 Volumes of biographies from civil war figures including, "Black Jack Davidson; Cavalry Commander on the Western Frontier" by Homer K. D...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Civil War History Library3441 - Civil War History Library
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True Library with 48 volumes of history on the civil war. Titles include, "Glory Road; The Bloody Route From Fredericksburg To Gettysburg"...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Civil War Encyclopedias3442 - Civil War Encyclopedias
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29 Volumes of encyclopedias on The Civil War. All are part of the same set named, "Collector's Library of The Civil War" by Lifetime ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********e.. for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Non-American World Battles Library3443 - Non-American World Battles Library
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15 Volumes on world battles that do not have US involvement. Titles include, "The Oxford History of the French Revolution" by William Doy...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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US World at War Library3444 - US World at War Library
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Approximately 26 Volumes on the US in Wars and other conflict like Vietnam and Korea. Titles include "The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World War II Naval Library3445 - World War II Naval Library
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45 Volumes on World War II Navies and naval history. Includes, "Don't Go Near The Water" by William Brinkley, w/ dust jacket, "Th...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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World War I Library3446 - World War I Library
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9 Volumes on World War I that includes "The Fierce Lambs" by A.A. Hoehling, w/ dust jacket, First Edition 1960, "The Lusitania Disas...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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World War II General Histories3447 - World War II General Histories
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True library with 79 volumes of books on World War II including two complete sets of Time Life books, "World War II" and "The Third R...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World War II Air and Battles Library3448 - World War II Air and Battles Library
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20 Volumes of World War II air and battle literature including, "The Wild Blue" by Stephen E. Ambrose, w/ dust jacket, "Scandinavian ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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150th Anniversary Battle of Saratoga Book and Program3449 - 150th Anniversary Battle of Saratoga Book and Program
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Soft cover book on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga and the Surrender of Burgoyne in the Revolutionary War. It was also an event progra
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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