2012 December Americana & Numismatic Auction

Auction Details

IMPORTANT NOTE ON BUYERS PREMIUMS:

Lot 100 to 343 have a premium of 15%.

The rest of the sale is 19.5% as noted in the listing.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON BUYERS PREMIUMS:

Lot 100 to 343 have a premium of 15%.

The rest of the sale is 19.5% as noted in the listing.

Lot Pick Up: Holabird-Kagin Americana,
3555 Airway Drive Ste #309,
Reno NV 89511,
Sunday - December 9, 10am-4pm
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New Silver Empire Mine Gold Ingot, CO310 - New Silver Empire Mine Gold Ingot, CO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
"COLORADO/ 320/ GRAIN/ NEW SILVER / EMPIRE/ MINE/ 0.580// U.S. VAL./ 13/DOLLAR/ IN/ GOLD” This 40mm diameter specimen weighs 0.66 troy oz. and su
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Start Price : 450.00 | Estimates : 900.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Wild Horse Gold Ingot Round, CO311 - Wild Horse Gold Ingot Round, CO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1905 - This small gold ingot is individually letter punched “Wild/ Horse/ Cons. Gold/ Mng. Co./ Colo./ 1905// oz. 2.3/ ths.675/dol.40.95/lot 9/assay...
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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28.55 Troy oz. Gold Nugget, AK - Manley Hot Springs,Yukon312 - 28.55 Troy oz. Gold Nugget, AK - Manley Hot Springs,Yukon
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1980 - This hefty gold nugget is 5" long, 2.5" wide, and 0.75" thick and bears few quartz inclusions. This nugget can be valued as fol
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
Sold to m****5 for (60,500.00 + 11,797.50) x 1 = 72,297.50
 
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Fantastic *Large Crystalline* Gold Specimen313 - Fantastic *Large Crystalline* Gold Specimen
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1950s - This spectacular specimen weighs 12.53 troy oz. and is about 80% by weight gold. Measures: 2.75" x 2.25" x 1.5." This massive
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
Sold to m****5 for (16,000.00 + 3,120.00) x 1 = 19,120.00
 
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Gold Nugget314 - Gold Nugget
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This charming little nugget weighs in at 3.24 troy oz and measures 1.75" x 1" -62005
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 9,000.00
Sold to e*****3 for (4,750.00 + 926.25) x 1 = 5,676.25
 
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Gold Nugget315 - Gold Nugget
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This lot features a delightful little gold nugget! Weighs 3.04 troy oz. and measures 2.25” x 1.15”. -62004
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,500.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to b*********6 for (4,750.00 + 926.25) x 1 = 5,676.25
 
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Mineral Resources Books316 - Mineral Resources Books
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This lot is a must have for any mining historian! This is a lot of 3 references from 1868, 1870 and 1873. They all provide reports on mining the Rocky
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dark Leaf Gold with Tellurides, AK - Admiralty Island,317 - Dark Leaf Gold with Tellurides, AK - Admiralty Island,
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This item is from the Greens Creek District. It measures about 2.25" x 2" and weighs about 2.7 troy oz. -61645
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m********y for (1,250.00 + 243.75) x 1 = 1,493.75
 
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Arizona Wulfenite Mineral Specimen, AZ318 - Arizona Wulfenite Mineral Specimen, AZ
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This specimen measures about 4.25" x 3.5" and weighs about 10.66 troy oz. -61648
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to F****e for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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California Nevada and Arizona Ore Specimen Collection, CA - ,319 - California Nevada and Arizona Ore Specimen Collection, CA - ,
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This is a lot of over 35 different kinds of ore specimens. Just some of the ore included in the lot are; silver ore from the Kelly Mine in Ransburg, o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to m********y for (1,000.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,195.00
 
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Gold Leaf Fan Specimen, CA320 - Gold Leaf Fan Specimen, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1950s - This specimen weighs 8.69 troy oz. and is about 70% gold by weight. Measures: 3" x 1.25" x 2.5". Nice gold in quartz specimen
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Start Price : 6,500.00 | Estimates : 13,000.00 - 17,000.00
 
 
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Royal Mine Gold Specimen, CA - Angels Camp,Calaveras County321 - Royal Mine Gold Specimen, CA - Angels Camp,Calaveras County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900-1920 - Gold in quartz 4.18 troy oz. and approximately 40% gold by weight. Measures: 2.75" x 2" x 0.75", with one cut surface. -
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to g***s for (1,900.00 + 370.50) x 1 = 2,270.50
 
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Quartz Gold Specimen, CA - Jackson,Amador322 - Quartz Gold Specimen, CA - Jackson,Amador
Holabird-Kagin Americana
White quartz sample flecked with gold particles and embedded gold traces. The quartz shows veining of black and gold, with some reflective crystalline
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to g***s for (800.00 + 156.00) x 1 = 956.00
 
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Placerville Nugget, CA - Placerville,El Dorado County323 - Placerville Nugget, CA - Placerville,El Dorado County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This is a gold nugget from Placerville, California, weighing in at 3.95 troy oz. It measures 3" x 2.5" and was found in a backyard of this f
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,750.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to 9*****l for (8,250.00 + 1,608.75) x 1 = 9,858.75
 
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Copper Nugget, MI - ,324 - Copper Nugget, MI - ,
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Large, very heavy raw copper specimen. Somewhat heart-shaped, it measures approx. 12" x 11" x 4" and weighs over 60 lbs. Visible blue v
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to g********l.. for (475.00 + 92.63) x 1 = 567.63
 
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Excelsior Mountains Gold Specimens, NV - ,Mineral County325 - Excelsior Mountains Gold Specimens, NV - ,Mineral County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Lot of 3 ore samples from The Excelsior Mountains. All have several flecks of gold evident. Pieces range from 1.5" to 3" in size. Great samp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8*****h for (750.00 + 146.25) x 1 = 896.25
 
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Humboldt County Gold Specimen, NV - ,Humboldt326 - Humboldt County Gold Specimen, NV - ,Humboldt
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Lot of 14 samples from various mining operations. Included are quartz from the Mad Mutha Mine, The 10 Mile District, Stonehouse, The Sleeper Mine, Gol
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Nellie Grey Mine Gold and Silver Specimens, NV - Manhattan,Nye County327 - Nellie Grey Mine Gold and Silver Specimens, NV - Manhattan,Nye County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Lot of 5 specimens including: 1) A 25mm long sample of Dendritic Gold from Nellie Grey Mine in Manhattan, NV, in a display case with two fragments. 2)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to j*******r for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Nye County Gold and Gold Quartz Specimens, NV - Round Mountain,Nye County328 - Nye County Gold and Gold Quartz Specimens, NV - Round Mountain,Nye County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Lot of 4 gold samplings from Round Mountain area. Included are an 0.3 troy oz. of gold, 13 small samples of gold ore from Round Mountain Mining Co. Pr
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Comstock Gold Specimens, NV - Virginia City,Storey County329 - Comstock Gold Specimens, NV - Virginia City,Storey County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1871 - Lot of 3. Includes gold and acanthite in quartz, from the Adriatic Mine. And visible gold from the Alpha Shaft. Ranges in size from 2” x 1” to
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m********y for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Con-Virginia Ophir Mine High Grade Specimens, NV - Virginia City,Storey County330 - Con-Virginia Ophir Mine High Grade Specimens, NV - Virginia City,Storey County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1890-1900 - High-grade Gold & Silver ore specimens from the Comstock mines. These were collected by James Quirk, a miner and Sheriff in Virginia
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********y for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Gold Ore Carved Eagle Pendant, OR - Granite,Grant County331 - Gold Ore Carved Eagle Pendant, OR - Granite,Grant County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This item was recovered by a metal detector near an area of placer deposits. It was carved from high grade gold ore, and visible gold can be seen. Th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to m********y for (900.00 + 175.50) x 1 = 1,075.50
 
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Diamond, Emerald, Gold "H" Bracelet332 - Diamond, Emerald, Gold "H" Bracelet
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This is a beautiful 7" bracelet in 14K gold. There are 3 emeralds in the crossbars of the 3 "H" charms with 14 diamonds completing the
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Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Gold Nugget Necklace, AK333 - Gold Nugget Necklace, AK
Holabird-Kagin Americana
The big nugget necklace was a lighthearted effort to duplicate the extravagance of the Klondike Days. It is comprised of 15 large nuggets, connected
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
Sold to 9***4 for (20,000.00 + 3,900.00) x 1 = 23,900.00
 
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Gold Chain with Quartz334 - Gold Chain with Quartz
Holabird-Kagin Americana
A very fancy 15” chain with a 3” drop. The chain is 14kt gold and weighs 51 grams. The quartz piece is encased in gold that features a filigree desig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,500.00
Sold to 8*****h for (2,900.00 + 565.50) x 1 = 3,465.50
 
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Independence  Mines Co. Inc Medallion335 - Independence Mines Co. Inc Medallion
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1 ounce. 999. Fine. “To Commemorate the Acquisition of Independence Mines Co. Inc by Minorco USA. March 1990.” -61589
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,250.00
Sold to 8*****h for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
 
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Washington Light Infantry Engraved Gold Service Medal,  - ,336 - Washington Light Infantry Engraved Gold Service Medal, - ,
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1836 - Engraved gold medal pendant hanger, issued for "Six Years Service/ Washington Light Infantry Corps/ 1836" to Charles T. Wright. The W
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Gold Retirement Pocket Watch, CO - Leadville,Lake County337 - Gold Retirement Pocket Watch, CO - Leadville,Lake County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1918 - A small (1” diameter) gold piece made by Juvenia. Engraved on the reverse is: E. Kuehl, from “The Yak,” Leadville, Colo. Twenty years faithful
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Goldfield Gold Souvenir Pendant, NV - Goldfield,Esmeralda County338 - Goldfield Gold Souvenir Pendant, NV - Goldfield,Esmeralda County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This souvenir pendant features a gold nugget backing faced with a "Goldfield" inscribed ribbon over a crossed pick and shovel, and a small p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*****l for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
 
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Goldfield Yellow and Rose Gold Ring, NV - Goldfield,339 - Goldfield Yellow and Rose Gold Ring, NV - Goldfield,
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This delicate gold ring features "Goldfield" in block letters of alternating rose and yellow gold on a simple yellow gold band. The reverse
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*****l for (1,100.00 + 214.50) x 1 = 1,314.50
 
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M. M. Fredrick Elgin Pocket Watch with Gold Quartz Chain and Locket Fob, NV - Virginia City,Storey C340 - M. M. Fredrick Elgin Pocket Watch with Gold Quartz Chain and Locket Fob, NV - Virginia City,Storey C
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1872 - Beautiful size 18 Elgin pocket watch with 7-jewel hunter case movement. Key wind and set. Single sunk white "M.M. Fredrick" dial, bl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to f*******d for (10,000.00 + 1,950.00) x 1 = 11,950.00
 
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Men's Size 10 Gold Quartz Ring, NV - Virginia City,Storey County341 - Men's Size 10 Gold Quartz Ring, NV - Virginia City,Storey County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850-60 - This fine size 10 men`s ring features a remarkable gold in white quartz setting, measuring 20mm x 15mm. The gold setting itself is finely s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 9****r for (1,800.00 + 351.00) x 1 = 2,151.00
 
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Eilley Oram Bowers Enameled Gold Watch and Opal Slide Chain, NV - Washoe Valley,Washoe County342 - Eilley Oram Bowers Enameled Gold Watch and Opal Slide Chain, NV - Washoe Valley,Washoe County
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1860 - Queen of the Comstock Alison “Eilley” Oram Bowers was born in Forfar, Scotland, On 06 September, 1826 and moved to the United States in 1841.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to R*****n for (12,500.00 + 2,437.50) x 1 = 14,937.50
 
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National Guard Gold Badge, NY - New York City343 - National Guard Gold Badge, NY - New York City
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900 - This is a lovely fine gold combative badge weighing in at 2.57 troy ounces. Issued in the early part of 20th century by the New York State Nat
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Start Price : 2,250.00 | Estimates : 4,500.00 - 6,500.00
 
 
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1916 American Express Money Orders Porcelain Enamel Sign344 - 1916 American Express Money Orders Porcelain Enamel Sign
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1916 - This 17" x 13" double sided sign features blue porcelain enamel with white lettering and red-white-blue details. On each identical si
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to F****e for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Antique Berger Transit 345 - Antique Berger Transit
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1913 - Beautiful transit in dovetailed wooden box, with fitted leather carry case and adjustable straps, all with brass fittings. The fine leather ba
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Antique Ice Water Pitcher and Stand346 - Antique Ice Water Pitcher and Stand
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1890s - A large silver-plated tilting pitcher on a stand, used for pouring cooled water directly into the matching goblet. It is ornately engraved wi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b*********6 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Alfred Jacob Miller Elk Oil Painting347 - Alfred Jacob Miller Elk Oil Painting
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1860 - This oil painting on canvas, acquired at an estate sale in 2000, features eight elk fleeing. One of the elk in the foreground has fallen to th
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Assorted Mining and Engineering Instruments349 - Assorted Mining and Engineering Instruments
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900s - Lot of 8 instruments including 1) A c1900 W. S. Darley & Co. Chicago telescopic mining compass. The 3.5" diameter compass needle cas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***9 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Branding Iron Assortment350 - Branding Iron Assortment
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1880 - Lot of 50 branding irons from ranches in and out of the United States, including Mexico, Canada and Australia. Domestic irons include Texas, A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to c********t for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Maverick Branding Iron Collection351 - Maverick Branding Iron Collection
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1870 - This is a lot 90 various and sundry branding irons that are attractive (it`s all in the eye of the beholder) as well as a challenge. As with t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to c********t for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Western States Branding Irons352 - Western States Branding Irons
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1880s - Lot of 21 branding irons from California, Idaho, Colorado and Utah. Included in the lot is the 7X from Idaho, the G4 from Wasatch County, Uta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to c********t for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Nevada Branding Iron Collection353 - Nevada Branding Iron Collection
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1880s - Lot of 75 livestock branding irons from all over the state of Nevada. Included is the Rocking "C" brand of The Mutual Land Improvem
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to 9***2 for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
 
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Christian Becker Table Top Analytical Balance Scale,354 - Christian Becker Table Top Analytical Balance Scale,
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900 - A fine example of a Christian Becker Analytical Balance Scale from the early 1900s. The only contents are three adjustable feet for balancing
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***9 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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C. Cleaves Fancy Candlestick355 - C. Cleaves Fancy Candlestick
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This is an extremely early period candlestick, from pre 1880. This model of candlestick showcases several of Cleaves trademarks, including the designs
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Estimates : 750.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to c******d for (650.00 + 126.75) x 1 = 776.75
 
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Coal Mining Books Group356 - Coal Mining Books Group
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1916-1958 - Lot of 9: Various books and reference manuals regarding all things COAL. Titles include "Chose Black Diamond Men," 1902, "
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Crosby Steam Gauge357 - Crosby Steam Gauge
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900 - This item would have been used in mines for steam powered hoists. It was manufactured by Crosby Steam Gauge & Valve Co. in Boston, MA. Th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 750.00
Sold to m********y for (125.00 + 24.38) x 1 = 149.38
 
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Exposition Watch and Cards358 - Exposition Watch and Cards
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Contains 14 steroviews and 1 watch. The steroviews show many different scenes from a variety of different Expositions, just some of the scenes include
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Express Receipts and Covers Grouping 1853-1899,  - ,359 - Express Receipts and Covers Grouping 1853-1899, - ,
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Set of 5: 1) American Express Co., Wells Butterfield & Co. New York, 1854. 2) American Express Co., Wells Butterfield & Co. Express Forwarders
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to g*****s for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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