Wigwam Auction--March 2019

Auction Details

"A Celebration of Our Great Basin Native American Heritage"

Featuring the Moe Royels Great Basin Wigwam Collection plus two other important Native American Collections

The sale of the Moe And Mary Royels Wigwam Café Collection and the Great Basin Collection is a true celebration. The items within the collections reflect the very rich history we have here in this unique place we call the Great Basin.
Moe Royels was born in Montana in 1940. The family moved to Nevada when Moe was only three months old. He grew up in Wadsworth and Fernley and was in the Army from 1959-1961. Moe married Mary in 1964 and the pair opened the Dainty Cone in Fernley and immediately started displaying their Indian Artifact collection. As an exploration geologist during the 1970’s and early 1980’s the Dainty Cone was always a place to grab a hamburger and have fun looking at the artifacts. In 1984, the place was remodeled into the Wigwam Café. Along the way there were more remodels, finally ending up with massive display cases throughout the restaurant showing off the collection. Meanwhile, across the street, another parallel collection had developed over time which also went on public display, today known as the “Great Basin Collection.”

Moe was a fanatic fan of the Nevada desert communities. It seems everyone for about 100 miles around had been touched in some way by Moe. When he died in 2014, hundreds attended his memorial celebration, from Nixon to Fallon.

The Wigwam Collection is a fantastic array of Native American collectibles, art and artifacts. A number of the items (dresses) were made especially for Mary Royels and few for Moe generally by local Paiute friends. The collections include some fabulous Baby Baskets, beaded baskets, spectacular art depicting early man in the Great Basin by renowned artist William A. Moore, and stone artifacts. A large collection of moccasins is also a part of the collections. The stone projectile point collections are probably the largest offering of Great Basin points ever made, reflecting over fifty years of collecting.

Sixth generation Paiute basket weaver Norm Delorme has helped identify basket makers. Norm and I have also written several essays regarding the collections and cultural losses. We encourage you to read and digest them, creating thoughtful discussion, not only of cultures past, but cultures present. We also have a discussion of recent regulations regarding collection, especially NAGPRA. During the entire process of cataloging, we found a trade organization dedicated to preserving cultures and the ethics of collecting, ATADA, and we joined.

Two other important collections round out this large Native American offering: a wonderful collection of choice Native American art and a massive collection of vintage Native American post cards. In the latter category, we are only offering a part of the collection in this sale, with more to come in May and perhaps the following sale, date to be determined. (maybe July).

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
* A huge Mining section featuring another selection of rare mining stock certificates from the Ken Prag Collection plus mining artifacts, books, & other ephemera

*Numismatics: medals and so-called dollars from the Salvatore Falcone Collection, dies & other collectibles from the Northwest Territorial Mint, and US & foreign coinage.

*Bottles: California & Nevada sodas, Nevada medicines, rare Nevada whiskies, and more.

*General Americana feat. US directories, documents, photos, hard goods, and more with a focus on the Western States. Also non-mining stock certificates from the Prag Collection & ephemera from the Joe Elcano Nevada History Collection.

*Railroad, Auto. & Transportation Company stocks from the Prag Collection

*A Bargains & Dealer Specials section featuring larger groups ideal for resale and entry-level collectibles in many categories.

Auction Schedule

Day 1, March 7th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1534)
*Numismatics (1000-1285)
Books (1000-1006)
Checks (1007-1017)
Coins (1018-1046)
Dies (1048-1105)
Ephemera & Collectibles (1106-1115)
Medals (1116-1155)
So-Called Dollars (1156-1264)
Tokens (1265-1285)
*Bottles (1286-1451)
*Saloon (1452-1461)
*Cowboy (1462-1496)
*Firearms & Weaponry (1497-1523)
*Gaming (1524-1534)

Day 2, March 8th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2686)
*Bargains & Dealer Specials (2000-2113)
Ephemera & Collectibles (2000-2069)
Stock Certificates (2070-2113)
*General Americana (2114-2664)
Advertising & Apparel (2214-2129)
Art (2130-2141)
Books & Directories (2142-2195)
Calendars (2196-2204)
Entertainment Industry (2205-2216)
Ephemera & Collectibles (2217-2499)
Gold Rush (2500-2507)
Political (2512-2522)
Military (2523-2546)
Postal History (2547-2555)
Wells Fargo & Express (2556-2570
Silverware/Flatware/Spoons (2575-2586)
Non-Mining Stock Certificates (2587- 2656)
Misc. incl. Toys, Worlds Fair (2657-2664)
*General Foreign (2665-2686)

Day 3, March 9th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3575)
*Art (3000-3052)
*Native Americana Part I (3053-3575)
Art (3053-3197)
Apparel (3198-3223)
Gloves (3224-3235)
Moccasins (3236-3279)
Accessories (3280-3304)
Jewelry & Trade Beads (3305-3361)
Artifacts (3362-3544)
Pipes (3545-3551)
Dies (3552-3554)
Baby Baskets (3555-3575)

Day 4, March 10th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4731)
*Native Americana Part II (4000-4301)
Pottery (4000-4011)
Baskets (4012-4140)
Dolls (4141-4155)
Books (4156-4170)
Ephemera & Collectibles (4171-4248)
Photographs (4249-4272)
Postcards (4273-4291)
Rugs/Weavings (4292-4301)
*Transportation (4302-4546)
*Railroad (4547-4731)

Day 5, March 11th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5592)
*Minerals (5000-5013)
*Mining (5014-5592)
Artifacts & Assay (5014-5035)
Books (5036-5049)
Ephemera & Collectibles (5050-5113)
Explosives (5114-5123)
Maps (5126-5140)
Mine Lighting (5141-5151)
Signs (5162-5167)
Spoons (5168-5180)
Mining Stocks (5181-5592)

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International Railroad Co  (77216)4699 - International Railroad Co (77216)
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13 cancelled shares @ $100 each of International Railroad Co cert. 22 issued to Harry Marquand in Nov, 1871. Assigned Nov, 1871. Orange border, gr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Deep Creek Railroad Company  (91011)4700 - Deep Creek Railroad Company (91011)
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2 shares of stock @ $100 each for Deep Creek Railroad Company, an extra rare Nevada Railroad. Grey border with gold company seal. Inc. UT. Vignette
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to r*********1 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Eureka Nevada Railway Company  (77257)4701 - Eureka Nevada Railway Company (77257)
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1,000 cancelled (Nov 26, 1926) shares @ $100 each of Eureka Nevada Railway Company cert. # 28 issued to Edward H. Watson and John H. Sherburne, dated
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****3 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Three West Virginia Ralroad Co's  (88768)4702 - Three West Virginia Ralroad Co's (88768)
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1. Winchester & Wardensville Railroad Co. I/U #140 $50 5% First Mortgage, 30 yr gold bearer bond due 1960, Issued Jan. 1, 1930, signed Hubert S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w*****s for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Western Railroad Stocks (5)  (89829)4703 - Western Railroad Stocks (5) (89829)
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5 Western railroad stocks. I/C National Coal Railway 1927, I/U Arizona and Swansea Railroad 1931, I/C Utah Railway 1946, 2 different Western Pacific R
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wisconsin Central Rail-Road Co  (8879)4704 - Wisconsin Central Rail-Road Co (8879)
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Unissued 8% 10 yr First Mortgage bearer bond. Odd number and "$" amount. 185_ printed, black, vignette 4-4-0 loco and passenger cares...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
Sold to H*****r for (62.50 + 15.63) x 1 = 78.13
 
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Wisconsin Interurban System Bonds  (88765)4705 - Wisconsin Interurban System Bonds (88765)
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Four bonds: Two green $100, one brown $500 and one orange $1000. All the bonds : 5 1/2 % , 20 year, First Mortgage Gold bearer bonds, issued July 1. 1
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to H*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wisconsin Western / Wisconsin,Minnesota and Pacific Railroads  (88766)4706 - Wisconsin Western / Wisconsin,Minnesota and Pacific Railroads (88766)
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1. Wisconsin Western Railroad, I/C #1 for 1 share @ $100 par issued Nov. 3, 1899 to Horace A. J.Wibarn (?) also president, signed. Black, no vigne
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad Co  (91014)4707 - Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad Co (91014)
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1 - stock certificate and 1 bond for Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad Co. located Denver, CO.: 1) 10 shares stock of Denver, Laramie &...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l******8 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Spoorweg-Maatschappij  (91005)4708 - Denver & Rio Grande Spoorweg-Maatschappij (91005)
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3 certificates of stock for Denver & Rio Grande Spoorweg-Maatschappi stock from Amsterdam. Cert # 2707 Preferred stock issued Dec 10, 1907 wi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to I*********4 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Imperial Chinese Government Railroad Bonds (8)  (100025)4709 - Imperial Chinese Government Railroad Bonds (8) (100025)
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8 red L 100 5% Hukuang Railways Sinking Fund Gold Loan of 1911. First Series for L 6,000,000 Sterling. Edge wear Date: 1911 City/County: State: z
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Imperial Chinese Government Railway Bonds (4)  (100023)4710 - Imperial Chinese Government Railway Bonds (4) (100023)
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4 green L20 Imperial Chinese Government 5% Hukuang Railways Sinking Fund Gold Loan of 1911, First Series for L6,000,000 Sterling Date: 1911 City/Co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Imperial Chinese Government Railway Bonds (40)  (100022)4711 - Imperial Chinese Government Railway Bonds (40) (100022)
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Approx 40 red 100 pound bonds issued 1911. 5% Hukuang Railways Sinking Fund Gold Loan of 1911. Some edge wear and small tears. Issuing Bank: HongKong
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (2,100.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 2,625.00
 
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Burlington South Chicago Terminal RR Co.  (83170)4712 - Burlington South Chicago Terminal RR Co. (83170)
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Founder's Share. Certificate #2, 1 - $100 share Cptl. Stock. Cancelled. Green. Issued to company President Hale Holden. Issue receipt affixed...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to N*******r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Colorado Railroad Library with Documents (7)  (88569)4713 - Colorado Railroad Library with Documents (7) (88569)
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Logging Along the Denver and Rio Grande, Tracking Ghost Railroads in Colorado, South Park Line Annual #12, Short Line to Cripple Creek, Colorado Rail
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to r***6 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Great Northern Railway Journal Collection  (89852)4714 - Great Northern Railway Journal Collection (89852)
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Approx 80 Great Northern Railway Journals Date: c 1973-95 City/County: State:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to K********d.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Manual of Railroads Of the US 1882  (52210)4715 - Manual of Railroads Of the US 1882 (52210)
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1001pp plus advertisements .Cover is mostly detached. Spine has damage. Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 130.00 - 260.00
Sold to r********e.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1881  (53622)4716 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1881 (53622)
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By Henry Poor. 907pp. Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to r********e.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1883  (53621)4717 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1883 (53621)
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By Henry Poor, cover and spine are detaching. 1055pp. Date: City/County: State:
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1890  (52211)4718 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1890 (52211)
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By Henry Poor. Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to W*****h for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1891  (53633)4719 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1891 (53633)
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By Henry Poor, 1439 pages, spine and rear cover are detached. Date: City/County: State:
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1893  (53632)4720 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1893 (53632)
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By Henry Poor 1232 pages, front and rear covers are detaching. Date: City/County: State:
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1895  (52216)4721 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1895 (52216)
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By Henry Poor. Cover is detached from spine in front. Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1898  (53619)4722 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1898 (53619)
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By Henry Poor, front cover and spine are detached. 1492pp. Date: City/County: State:
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1900  (53620)4723 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1900 (53620)
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By Henry Poor, front cover and spine are detaching. 1562pp. Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********f for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Rail Road Hardcovers  (3 count)  (63137)4724 - Rail Road Hardcovers (3 count) (63137)
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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow by Brown; Southern pacific by Wilson; Early American Steam Locomotives by Kinert. All books in good shape with dust co
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Railroad Books (4)  (88570)4725 - Railroad Books (4) (88570)
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Rip Van Winkle Railroads-ripped dust jacket, Railroad Names, Burlington Northern 1973 Annual, Chasing Trains, signed by Richardson Date: City/Count
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Railroad Engine Photo Albums  (63508)4726 - Railroad Engine Photo Albums (63508)
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Two albums containing 79 photos of railroad engines, all about 3 x 5" or less. The photos are all pre-WW2, most clearly shot by a RR fanatic ...
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to D*****6 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Railroad Telegraph Cipher Hardcover Book  (571958)4727 - Railroad Telegraph Cipher Hardcover Book (571958)
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Hardcover 262pp. Allied Telegraph Cipher with interesting code words. The purpose of this book was to maintain secrecy in transmitted messages and bre
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Railway Express Agent Badge  (80977)4728 - Railway Express Agent Badge (80977)
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Railway Express Agy. / 119 / Police. Six pointed star. Two and a half inches tall. Possible repro. Salvatore Falcone Collection. Date: City/County
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to m******0 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Southern Pacific RR Co. Lanterns  (77837)4729 - Southern Pacific RR Co. Lanterns (77837)
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Six Southern Pacific Company Railroad lamps with globes. All but one marked with embossed tops, four small lettering and one large lettering. One lamp
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*********s for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Southern Pacific RR Conductor Photo  (87607)4730 - Southern Pacific RR Conductor Photo (87607)
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Framed photo of a SP RR conductor. Frame 23.5x13" Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to g*******h for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Western Railroad Books (4)  (63361)4731 - Western Railroad Books (4) (63361)
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4 hardcovers. Pacific Slope Railroads by Abdill1. 959 181pp, Henry Huntington and the Pacific Electric by Crump, 112pp. California Railroads by Fickew
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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