Best of The West - February 2014

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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite#309
Reno, NV 89511
Thursday Feb 20th, 10am-6pm
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Feb 20 & 21, 2014
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3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

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Reno, NV 89511
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Lot of Eight Silver Certificates -1342 - Lot of Eight Silver Certificates -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900 This lot contains eight silver certificates all in $1 denominations. Gordon Harris Estate - HKA#65756
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to O*N for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Uncirculated $100 Bond -1343 - Uncirculated $100 Bond -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1935 This is an uncirculated United States gold bond from the period 1933-1938. It comes with documentation Gordon Harris Estate - HKA#65752
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to b******n for (550.00 + 107.25) x 1 = 657.25
 
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The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $1 - Kirtland, OH1344 - The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $1 - Kirtland, OH
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1837 $1 Kirtland note, S/n 752, with scarce J. Smith Jr. and S. Rigdon signature combination. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent. Minor mounting stains and damage
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $10 - Kirtland, OH1345 - The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $10 - Kirtland, OH
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1837 $10 Kirtland note, S/n 1045, with scarce J. Smith Jr. and S. Rigdon signature combination. PCGS 55 P.P.Q. Choice About New. Rust 8. - HKA#6616
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $2  - Kirtland, OH1346 - The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $2 - Kirtland, OH
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1837 Rare $2 Kirtland note, S/n 1271, with scarce J. Smith Jr. and S. Rigdon signature combination. PMG Fine 12, Rust 5. - HKA#66158
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 6,500.00
 
 
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The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $3 Anti-Banking - Kirtland, OH1347 - The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $3 Anti-Banking - Kirtland, OH
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1837 Very Rare $3 Kirtland Anti-Banking note, S/n 1137, with Frederick G. Williams and N.K. Whitney signature combination. PCGS Good 6 Apparent, dama
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $5 - Kirtland, OH1348 - The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $5 - Kirtland, OH
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1837 One of the finest known $5 Kirtland note, S/n 1167, with rare J. Smith Jr. and S. Rigdon signature combination. PMG 58 Choice About Unc. Rust 7.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $5 Countersigned - Kirtland, OH1349 - The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $5 Countersigned - Kirtland, OH
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1837 Countersigned and Re-issued $5 Kirtland note with no S/n. Kirtland countersigned notes are always in high demand. Orignal signatures include J.
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Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimates : 10,000.00 - 17,000.00
 
 
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The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $5 Remainder/Proof - Kirtland, OH1350 - The Kirtland Safety Society Bank $5 Remainder/Proof - Kirtland, OH
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This note is on brighter paper and is unissued and unsigned. Upon examining the design the intricacies of the engraving are extreamly sharp and clear,
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Estimates : 1,700.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to O*N for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
 
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Deseret Currency Association $1 Type 2 - Great Salt Lake City, UT1351 - Deseret Currency Association $1 Type 2 - Great Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1858 S/n 1809. PMG Net Very Good 10. This note contains an engraved signature of Brigham Young. These are almost as rare as the Type 1 notes and are
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,250.00
Sold to s******n for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
 
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Deseret Currency Association $2 Type 2 - Great Salt Lake City, UT1352 - Deseret Currency Association $2 Type 2 - Great Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1858 S/n 1111. PMG Net Good 6. This note contains an engraved signature of Brigham Young. Pieces missing around note, although does not affect body o
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,750.00
 
 
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A Pair of Bishop's General Store House Blue/Red Cancelled 10c Notes - Salt Lake City, UT1353 - A Pair of Bishop's General Store House Blue/Red Cancelled 10c Notes - Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1898 Blue 10c S/n 4142, PMG About Uncirculated 55 & Red 10c S/n 12447 PMG About Uncirculated 55. These cancelled notes were sold and traded by ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Bishop's General Storehouse 10c - Salt Lake City, UT1354 - Bishop's General Storehouse 10c - Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1896 S/n 1871, Uncertified Good. A 10c example printed on grey paper. This note is stamped with the date Jan, 1, 1896. This type of script was issued
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Bishop's General Storehouse 5c - Salt Lake City , UT1355 - Bishop's General Storehouse 5c - Salt Lake City , UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1898 S/n 14315, Uncertified Good. A bright Red Uncancelled Meat note offered here. The bright red and blue notes were issued until 1906 and are the m
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $1 - Salt Lake City, UT1356 - Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $1 - Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1874 S/n 78. Uncertified, Good 6. Salt Lake City National Bank was a non-Mormon establishment. The issuance surviving from this bank is quite scarce
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $2 - Salt Lake City, UT1357 - Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $2 - Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1874 S/n 8, Uncertified G-VG. A nice choice Fine example of this non-Mormon bank currency. This is an unsigned remainder with the engraved date of Ja
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,750.00
 
 
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Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $5 - Salt Lake City, UT1358 - Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $5 - Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1874 S/n 80, PCGS Good 6, Hole Punch Cancelled. A signed and issued $5 note with the signatures of Wells/Schofield. This note has seen significant ci
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to s******n for (1,000.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,195.00
 
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The Drovers Bank $1 - Salt Lake City, UT1359 - The Drovers Bank $1 - Salt Lake City, UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1856 S/n 984, uncertified, premium quality. Attractive Unc $1 from the mysterious Drovers Bank of Salt Lake City. These are often encountered in Unc
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution $1 - Salt Lake City , UT1360 - Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution $1 - Salt Lake City , UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1876 Uncertified Good. These Yellow notes are quite scarce and although available occasionally years ago they are seldom seen offered today. Issued i
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Scipio Co-Operative Mercantile Institution $2 and $5 -  UT1361 - Scipio Co-Operative Mercantile Institution $2 and $5 - UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1869 This is a lot of two Scipio notes. PMG About Uncirculated 55 & PMG Choice Circulated 64. Two of the highest denominations produced by Scip...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to O*N for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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1747 Pembroke Book -1362 - 1747 Pembroke Book -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
A Major Numismatic Literary Discovery Exceptionally Rare Numismatic Collection Catalog of the Earl of Pembroke with detailed engraved prints of Early
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Copper US Mint Medal -1363 - Abraham Lincoln Copper US Mint Medal -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1865 Original 1865 strike engraved by George T. Morgan whose name is found on the obverse bust trucation. - HKA#65609
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 5***6 for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Gold Dust Mill Broadside -1364 - Gold Dust Mill Broadside -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1888 This is an 18"x 18" broadside advertisement for The Eclipse Milling Company. It is labeled 196 LBS. Gold Dust Half Patent. Piece is...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***2 for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detectors  -1365 - British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detectors -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1717 Lot of 2. 1) Choice of early British gold coin counterfeit detector dating to 1717 to 1813. This piece is an intricate balance used for gold gu
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8***5 for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Large Counterfeit Detector -1366 - Large Counterfeit Detector -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1717 This is a larger more complex model in comparison to pervious lots. Manufactured by A. Wilkinson, Ormskirk, Lancashire. There are printed instr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********y for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Early British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector -1367 - Early British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1750 Early British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector. Guinea. Manufactured by H. Bell, Prescot, Lancashire. Printed instructions on paper adhered to th
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Estimates : 100.00 - 600.00
Sold to o******s for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Unusual British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector -1368 - Unusual British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1813 A rather strange piece, this detector unfolds to reveal two weights for balance. When unfolded the piece measures 10.25” x 4” tall. The name “R
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Estimates : 100.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9***9 for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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British Gold Sovereign Counterfeit Detector -1369 - British Gold Sovereign Counterfeit Detector -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 This piece comes with its own delightful little wood box and sliding panel. Printed instructions for the piece can be seen on the sliding wood
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Estimates : 100.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****k for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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British Gold Coin Counterfeit Decectors -1370 - British Gold Coin Counterfeit Decectors -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 This is a lot of 3 different British gold coin counterfeit defectors, for gold sovereign and half sovereign. Brass, 19th Century. From the J.J.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8***5 for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Allender Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector/ Scale  -1371 - Allender Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector/ Scale -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1855 A brass rocker scale manufactured and patented on Nov. 27, 1855 by John Allender. It measures 8.5” in length on a brass pivot base. The scale ha
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to O*N for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detectors -1372 - British Gold Coin Counterfeit Detectors -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This a lot of 3 brass counterfeit detectors, all are in their original box. The detectors were manufactured by Harrison, Bush’d Smith and T.S. The pie
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9***9 for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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British Folding Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector -1373 - British Folding Gold Coin Counterfeit Detector -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This is a delightful folding counterfeit detector. Unfolded the piece measures 10.40” x 3” tall. There is no visible maker’s mark on the piece. When u
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Estimates : 100.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********y for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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So-Called Half-Dollars -1374 - So-Called Half-Dollars -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
8 so-called half-dollars in a Capital Plastic holder. All in gem uncirculated condition except the Robert E. Lee replica. Others include Pony Express
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Medallic Arts Medals Trio -1375 - Medallic Arts Medals Trio -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Lot of 3 beautiful issues from Medallic Art. Co.: 1959 Alaska Statehood, 1970 South Carolina Tricenntenial, 1965 Centennial of the Statue of Liberty.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to O*N for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Silver Splasher -1376 - Silver Splasher -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
A marked studio proof of two Kentucky medallions from H. Alvin Sharpe (1910-1982—see his story in this catalog for the Gold and Ruby Pendant), who was
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 7***4 for (550.00 + 107.25) x 1 = 657.25
 
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First & Third of Exchange - Mobile, AL1377 - First & Third of Exchange - Mobile, AL
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1851 Lot of two includes 1.) First of Exchange No.73 signed by William H. Chandler payable in Providence, RI for $3475.28. Dated Mar. 20, 1852 Allego
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Freeman & Co's New York and California Package Express Documents -  AZ1378 - Freeman & Co's New York and California Package Express Documents - AZ
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1855 Lot of 2 early and rare pieces in regards to a shipment of items from the Philadelphia Mint to San Francisco. They are dated August 4, 1855 and
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to m******3 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Leather Bank Bag for Gold Coins - Globe, AZ1379 - Leather Bank Bag for Gold Coins - Globe, AZ
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900 Black bank pouch for the holding and carrying of gold coins, The gold lettering reads "Old Dominion Bank, Globe-Miami-Superior Arizona.&...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to o******s for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Dear Willie Letter concerning Cal Gold Coins - Fort Point, CA1380 - Dear Willie Letter concerning Cal Gold Coins - Fort Point, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1855 Exquisitely handwritten letter from William Roberts, at Fort Point, California, July 26th, 1855, to his son Willie in S. Scituate, Rhode Island.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9*********n for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Civil War Counterfeit Bills - NorwalkNorwalk, CA1381 - Civil War Counterfeit Bills - NorwalkNorwalk, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1862 This is a lot of five original counterfeit bills that were put into circulation during the War Between the States. There are two three dollar bi
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Oakland Clearing House Certificate - Oakland, CA1382 - Oakland Clearing House Certificate - Oakland, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1907 This piece of scrip was issued by the Oakland Clearing House on November 1, 1907. It is signed by Secretary George Meredith and the President of
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Estimates : 75.00 - 300.00
Sold to O*N for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Massachusetts and California Company Certificate April 1849 -  CA1383 - Massachusetts and California Company Certificate April 1849 - CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
The certificate is among the most important of all non-coin ephemera from the California gold rush coiners, because this company had the goal of produ
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to 8*****B for (5,000.00 + 975.00) x 1 = 5,975.00
 
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San Francisco California $50 slug facsimile - San Francisco, CA1384 - San Francisco California $50 slug facsimile - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Obverse features a Mexican eagle with rabbit in talons. Reverse features ornately machined concentric circles with “50” in cenetr. Usually found with
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 9***9 for (1,800.00 + 351.00) x 1 = 2,151.00
 
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5 Early Endorsed Banking Checks & Second Bill of Exchange - San Francisco, CA1385 - 5 Early Endorsed Banking Checks & Second Bill of Exchange - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 Adams & Company, an express and forwarding agency of Boston opened a San Francisco office in October, 1849. D.H. Haskell was in charge. T...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to m*****1 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Dunbar's California Bank Unuissued Check - San Francisco, CA1386 - Dunbar's California Bank Unuissued Check - San Francisco, CA
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c1850 Rare item from this obscure bank. Dunbar established this bank in 1850, where he redeemed at par the gold coins of Baldwin & Co. In 1851,...
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Gold Rush Check Collection - San Francisco, CA1387 - Gold Rush Check Collection - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 Between 1849 and 1852 five express companies were put in operation in San Francisco. These Were Adams & Co., Page Bacon & Co., Palmer...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to c****n for (1,150.00 + 224.25) x 1 = 1,374.25
 
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Hentsch & Berton Check - San Francisco, CA1388 - Hentsch & Berton Check - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1819 Hentsch & Berton were the successors in 1863 to Henry Hentsch's banking and assay business in San Francisco. Hentsch was born in Genev...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Page, Bacon & Co. Banker 10 Check Group - San Francisco, CA1389 - Page, Bacon & Co. Banker 10 Check Group - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 Page, Bacon & Co. opened an express office in San Francisco in 1849. Although presumably a local concern, this company was in reality a b...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Pan Pacific Expo Medal - San Francisco, CA1390 - Pan Pacific Expo Medal - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1915 HK409 obverse, reverse: Exposition Guards / For Service; XF, ribbon with hanger. Reverse side has Exposition symbol, and Pan Pacific Internatio
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s******3 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Uncut Sheet & Unissued Parrot & Co. Bankers   Four Checks - San Francisco, CA1391 - Uncut Sheet & Unissued Parrot & Co. Bankers Four Checks - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1850 John Parrott was born in Virginia in 1810. As a young man he engaged in the mercantile business in Mazatlan, Mexico. He became very wealthy and
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Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to m*****1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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