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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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite #309
Reno, NV 89511
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Uytenbogaardtite, Electrum, Silver, Acanthite and Chrysocolla -  NV892 - Uytenbogaardtite, Electrum, Silver, Acanthite and Chrysocolla - NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
lot of 2. Two very rich, old time specimens showing many visable grains of gold and silver bearing minerals, in a brecciated matrix of chrysocolla, am
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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19th Century Express Label Collection -893 - 19th Century Express Label Collection -
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This lot consist of 33 paper pieces from the Central Express Co. , United States Express Co., American Merchants Union Express Co., American Express C
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to i****2 for (550.00 + 107.25) x 1 = 657.25
 
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19th Century Insurance Documents Group -894 - 19th Century Insurance Documents Group -
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c1861 Large group of period insurance certificates and policies from different states, many with 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and 25c revenue stamps. Some of the
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to O*N for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Adams Express Priority Common Stock Print Plate  -895 - Adams Express Priority Common Stock Print Plate -
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c1860 Original engraved plate for producing masthead stock certificates for the Adams Express Company. This spectacular heavy plate measures 12.5&q...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 9*********n for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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American Express Co. Money Orders Sold Here Railroad Sign -896 - American Express Co. Money Orders Sold Here Railroad Sign -
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A 17.5" x 13" blue and white enameled sign, with flange, to advertise: "American Express Co./ Money Orders/ Sold Here." Double-s...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 750.00
Sold to o******s for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Aviation Card, Cover Collection -897 - Aviation Card, Cover Collection -
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c 8 Real photo postcards, 3 adv covers (1908), 5 misc postcards. Lynn Langdon Collection - HKA#65686
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to t******8 for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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British Bonds, 1899 -898 - British Bonds, 1899 -
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Lot of 36. Printed on parchment. Six revenue stamps each. Due 1918. 100 pounds each. Richard Evands & Co. Lynn Langdon Collection - HKA#65679
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Estimates : 250.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to O*N for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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California, West VA Advertising Covers -899 - California, West VA Advertising Covers -
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c1910 Lot of 24 advertising covers from the years 1910-1922. While 9 are from Edward Wagner of Wheeling, West Virginia, ther are 15 others, mostly fr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***9 for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Canadian Airmail Cover Collection -900 - Canadian Airmail Cover Collection -
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c1920 Before there was email, there was airmail and this is a lot with several examples from our neighbors to the north, Canada. These covers dating
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Estimates : 700.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 9***9 for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Central Pacific Railroad Officer Broadside -901 - Central Pacific Railroad Officer Broadside -
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1870 Framed 12 x 15” broadside with images of the Officers of the Central Pacific Railroad, engraving b y J.C. Buttre. Rare, there is one in the Stan
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d********9 for (95.00 + 18.53) x 1 = 113.53
 
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Christmas Seal Collection -902 - Christmas Seal Collection -
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c1910 This is an incredible collection of Christmas Seals, postcards and covers that date from as far back as 1910. There are way too many to list, b
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9****v for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Dakota US Revenue Special Tax Stamp Collection *Territorial* -903 - Dakota US Revenue Special Tax Stamp Collection *Territorial* -
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c1880 This is an exceptional collection of 16 Dakota Territory US Revenue Tax stamp books for specific business, liquor, brewing and tobacco. 1) 1873
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to 9***9 for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Eastern Express Company Document Collection -904 - Eastern Express Company Document Collection -
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18 Lot of 31; Adams Express (5), Albany NY Express (1), American Express (6), American Merchants Union Express (1), Eastern Express (1), Hope Express
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i****2 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Express Books -905 - Express Books -
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1873 Lot of 2. 1) American M. U. Express Co. book. Only the first 3 pages have been written in, the rest are blank. It is dated 1873. It measures 8.2
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to O*N for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Express Cover with Label Collection -906 - Express Cover with Label Collection -
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c1862 This is a lot of 10 American, Adams, Untied States and Merchants Union Express Co. collection. There are 8 American Express Cos from Iowa, Indi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to i****2 for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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Express Sign -907 - Express Sign -
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Large metal sign, measures 30.5" x 4." Green background with orange and white lettering. Some wear. - HKA#66206
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Estimates : 150.00 - 750.00
Sold to o******s for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Foreign Philatelic Group -908 - Foreign Philatelic Group -
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This is a whole passel of stamps and other philatelic material from all over the world. Get your stamp albums out, this lot is way too large to name,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8*****f for (140.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 167.30
 
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Idaho Express Stage Coach Collection  -909 - Idaho Express Stage Coach Collection -
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Lot of 16 various pieces relating the stagecoach history in Idaho. There are 5 postcards ranging from the early to mid 20th Century. 2 stagecoach phot
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9***9 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Large US Stamp Collection -910 - Large US Stamp Collection -
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This is a lot of US stamps of various denominations, shapes and sizes. Cut corner cancel collection c1910-25, sheets, partial sheets, line pairs, bloc
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*****l for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Patriotic Cover & Letter Group -911 - Patriotic Cover & Letter Group -
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c1865 Covers Spanish-American War (8), Letters civil war (3). Lynn Langdon Collection - HKA#65687
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Estimates : 250.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9***9 for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Philatelic Collection -912 - Philatelic Collection -
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c This is a box full of stamps in all forms, including plate blocks, book panes, air mails and imperfects. There are way too many to list, but one sh
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9****v for (450.00 + 87.75) x 1 = 537.75
 
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Philatellic Covers Collection -913 - Philatellic Covers Collection -
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c1889 A plethora of advertising covers, USPS covers, letters and receipts with respective covers, a study of wax seals, United States Express covers,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*********n for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Philatellic Postal Revenue Stamp Documents History Group -914 - Philatellic Postal Revenue Stamp Documents History Group -
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c1869 A very large (26 ) collection of receipts, legal documents, stock certificates, warehouse stamps, and others that have multiple or single reven
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to O*N for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Pony Express Stamps and Book -915 - Pony Express Stamps and Book -
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c1860 Lot of 6 Wells Fargo Pony Express stamps and 1 book. 1) Wells Fargo Pony Express $1.00 Red. 2) Wells Fargo Pony Express $4.00 Green. 3) Wells F
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8*****M for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Co. Bond Framed -916 - Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Co. Bond Framed -
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c1888 This bond is a first mortgage six per cent sinking fund. The bond measures 16" x 15" and the frame measures 18.55" x 18."...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to o******s for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Railroad Key Quartet -917 - Railroad Key Quartet -
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c1900 This is a lot of four railroad keys. Tey include one is from the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and the Chicago & Northwestern...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***7 for (180.00 + 35.10) x 1 = 215.10
 
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Railroad Strong Box -918 - Railroad Strong Box -
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c1890 Attention railroadiana collectors, now is your chance to own an authentic railroad express box. There is no identifying railroad company marks
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to t*******4 for (650.00 + 126.75) x 1 = 776.75
 
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The First American Thos Murphy Promotional Calendar -919 - The First American Thos Murphy Promotional Calendar -
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c1938 31”x 42” This sample showed the prospective advertiser the possibilities and benefits of advertising in the publication. In very good condition.
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Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Rural Free Delivery Cancel Collection -920 - Rural Free Delivery Cancel Collection -
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c1900 This is a selection of canceled covers and postcards, both foreign and domestic, using the "RDF" cancel. This would be a great enha...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to O*N for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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Skowhejon & lake Stage Co. Meeting Notice -921 - Skowhejon & lake Stage Co. Meeting Notice -
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1852 "Their (sic) will be a meeting of the stock holders at the Skowhejon and Lazke Stage Co. On Thursday the 17th day of June to see if they ...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Stage Coach Photo, Inyo Death Valley Shoshone -922 - Stage Coach Photo, Inyo Death Valley Shoshone -
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c1905 A wonderful photo of 2 men and 3 women in a canopy-covered, open-sided carriage, harnessed to 2 horses. The coach is standing on an open desert
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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US Stamped Postcard Group -923 - US Stamped Postcard Group -
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This lot includes several hundred US Airmail stamped postcards, generally unused c1880-1970). The dates of the pieces cover about six decades and even
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Estimates : 250.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Well Fargo Cabinet -924 - Well Fargo Cabinet -
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c1800 This is a wood 24"x32"x10" cabinet from Wells Fargo & Company. It is in very rough condition but would still make a handso...
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Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Western Railroad Document Collection -925 - Western Railroad Document Collection -
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1879 75 Documents: Idaho Central Ray (1), Central Pacific (2) 1870s , Union Pacific (1) 1870s, Oregon Shortline (1), Tonopah & Goldfield (1), S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to O*N for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Arizona Photo & Post Card Group -  AZ926 - Arizona Photo & Post Card Group - AZ
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c1880 Lot of 27: this group includes post cards (15), stereo views (6), photographs (2), a mining co. Receipt, a mining incorporation articles deed ,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to w********l.. for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Flagstaff Railroad Photograph - Flagstaff, AZ927 - Flagstaff Railroad Photograph - Flagstaff, AZ
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c1985 This is a great photograph overlooking the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad tracks through Flagstaff. The photographer is identified as Melvin of
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Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o******s for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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Arizona RR Ephemera - Prescott, AZ928 - Arizona RR Ephemera - Prescott, AZ
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c1900 This is a great little lot of five items related to early railroading in Arizona. There are two receipts, one freight bill from the Santa Fe, P
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to o******s for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Arizona Territorial Prescott & Arizona RR Corporate Seal & Pass - Prescott, AZ929 - Arizona Territorial Prescott & Arizona RR Corporate Seal & Pass - Prescott, AZ
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c1892 Lot of 3: Prescott & Arizona Central Railway corporate seal with seal plate, and railway pass card. The seal is the classic lion`s head s...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o******s for (1,600.00 + 312.00) x 1 = 1,912.00
 
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Skull Valley Wells Fargo Sealer - Skull Valley, AZ930 - Skull Valley Wells Fargo Sealer - Skull Valley, AZ
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c1880 Beautiful seal stamp from Wells Fargo & Co. Express, extremely rare. Carved wooden handle with brass head, approx. 4" high. The ghos...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 9***0 for (2,700.00 + 526.50) x 1 = 3,226.50
 
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Yavapai County Railroad Bond, Framed -  AZ931 - Yavapai County Railroad Bond, Framed - AZ
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c1885 Bond number 179. The bond measures 15.25"x 16" while the frame measures 19" x 18.25." The bond has cancellation marks and...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to o******s for (180.00 + 35.10) x 1 = 215.10
 
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Adams Express Collection -  CA932 - Adams Express Collection - CA
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Lot of 29 includes 6 different issued pieces; Sacramento (1851), Marysville (1852, San Francisco (4). 13 Different unused forms from variouslocations,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r******h for (475.00 + 92.63) x 1 = 567.63
 
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California Express Group -  CA933 - California Express Group - CA
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1851 Lot of 6. 1) Wells Fargo & Co's Express receipt dated February 28, 1884. The receipt was for an Al Sutherland from a George Sutherland...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i****2 for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Southern Pacific Interior Padlock -  CA934 - Southern Pacific Interior Padlock - CA
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1906 This is a brass lock from the Southern Pacific Railroad’s train #7. The lock was used on the interior of the train and was not exposed to the el
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to m******3 for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Wells Fargo Cover Duo - Alturas, Susanville, CA935 - Wells Fargo Cover Duo - Alturas, Susanville, CA
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c1895 Wells Fargo "Franked" Express covers. The Susanville cover features both blue oval Express cancellation stamps and the Postal Servi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****f for (65.00 + 12.68) x 1 = 77.68
 
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Wells Fargo Letter & Cover - Bartlett Springs, CA936 - Wells Fargo Letter & Cover - Bartlett Springs, CA
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c1874 Wells Fargo cover with the oval Express cancellation stamp from Bartlett Springs in the picturesque Napa Valley. This piece does not bear a pos
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***1 for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Bishop Covers, Inyo California937 - Bishop Covers, Inyo California
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1889 Lot of 6 pieces: 5 covers and one letter from Bishop, CA. Two are from the Wilshire Bishop Creek Mine and the Bishop Creek Milling Co. - HKA#6
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Wells Fargo Cover Trio - Borden, Highland Springs, CA938 - Wells Fargo Cover Trio - Borden, Highland Springs, CA
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c1884 Wells Fargo "Franked" Express covers. The cover addressed to Alabama features both blue oval Express cancellation stamp and the Pos...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9***1 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Wells Fargo Cover Trio - Crescent City, CA939 - Wells Fargo Cover Trio - Crescent City, CA
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c1850 Wells Fargo "Franked" Express covers. The 3 covers feature the oval W-F Express cancellation stamp. 2 of these are hand-stamped adv...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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El Dorado Postal Covers Group - Georgetown, CA940 - El Dorado Postal Covers Group - Georgetown, CA
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c1854 Lot of 12: USPS covers from the gold mining town of Georgetown. The USPS cancellation/ postmarks are a diverse 6 different types, and stamped i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to m******3 for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Wells Fargo Cover Trio - Hanford, Merced, CA941 - Wells Fargo Cover Trio - Hanford, Merced, CA
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c1900 Wells Fargo "Franked" Express covers. The covers feature the oval W-F Express cancellation stamp. The Merced stamped cover is from ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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