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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Friday & Saturday
Feb 20 & 21, 2014
9am PDT starting time, both days

Location
Atlantis Casino & Resort
Paradise A Room
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite #309
Reno, NV 89511
Sunday February 23rd, 10am-1pm

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Tonopah Philatelic Collection - Tonopah, NV1042 - Tonopah Philatelic Collection - Tonopah, NV
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c A large collection (about 200) of covers from the Tonopah area. Most have corner advertising, several are from various mine operations and companie
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Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i*****l for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Union Mine Postal Covers - Union, NV1043 - Union Mine Postal Covers - Union, NV
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c1918 These covers are from the Diamond Peak Development Company and The Union Mines Company, as shown in their corner advertising stamps. The Union
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 3***2 for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Embossed V&T Lantern - Virginia City, NV1044 - Embossed V&T Lantern - Virginia City, NV
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c1890 This is another beautiful railroad lamp from the Virginia & Truckee. This one is embossed on the metal brim of the lid, and also on its r...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 9***2 for (5,500.00 + 1,072.50) x 1 = 6,572.50
 
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James F. Reed Envelope  - Virginia City, NV1045 - James F. Reed Envelope - Virginia City, NV
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c1900 In 1845 Reed decided to head west to California and organized a small group which left the Springfield area in the spring of 1846. The other me
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Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to d********9 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Rare Silver Plated V&T Lantern - Virginia City, NV1046 - Rare Silver Plated V&T Lantern - Virginia City, NV
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c1900 Just when you thought you’ve collected everything related to the storied Virginia & Truckee Railroad, we come across a silver plated sign...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to 9***7 for (3,000.00 + 585.00) x 1 = 3,585.00
 
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Reno & Virginia City RPO's - Virginia City, NV1047 - Reno & Virginia City RPO's - Virginia City, NV
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c1919 This is a lot of 45 RPO covers from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. There are corner ads on most and they are in good condition. These a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****l for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Reno, Virginia City Postal Covers - Virginia City, NV1048 - Reno, Virginia City Postal Covers - Virginia City, NV
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1921 This is a huge lot of postal covers from Reno (Est.1868) and historic Virginia City (Est.1859). All are in good condition.These are all part of
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Estimates : 200.00 - 900.00
Sold to 6*****l for (95.00 + 18.53) x 1 = 113.53
 
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V & T and C & C Railroad Merchants Group - Virginia City, NV1049 - V & T and C & C Railroad Merchants Group - Virginia City, NV
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c1880 Railroadiana. Lot of 10 items: Receipts and billheads from: C.C. Atherton Hay Yard; Mason & Co. Groceries and Provisions; Geo. W. Kitzmey...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****S for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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V & T Railroad Equipment Patent Model - Virginia City, NV1050 - V & T Railroad Equipment Patent Model - Virginia City, NV
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c1895 Lot of 7: Patent models of the Virginia & Truckee RR equipment. These wooden models are the precursors of the cast of machined metal piec...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8***8 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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V&T Bookends  - Virginia City, NV1051 - V&T Bookends - Virginia City, NV
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c1872 This lot consists of two rail sections from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad line. Each section stands a little over 4" high and 3.5&...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8***8 for (850.00 + 165.75) x 1 = 1,015.75
 
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V&T Rail Section Bookends - Virginia City, NV1052 - V&T Rail Section Bookends - Virginia City, NV
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c1900 This is a GREAT railroadiana collector item. It consists of two rail sections from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad line. Each section sta...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***6 for (1,800.00 + 351.00) x 1 = 2,151.00
 
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V&T RR Affidavits - Virginia City, NV1053 - V&T RR Affidavits - Virginia City, NV
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1877 This is a group of affidavits written on the V&T Railroad in 1877 and signed by RR president Yerrington. Provenance: V&TRR Superindena...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to r******n for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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V&T RR Lock & Key - Virginia City, NV1054 - V&T RR Lock & Key - Virginia City, NV
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c1900 This is indeed a jewel for railroadiana collectors. It’s a lock with key from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. The lock measures 2.5”x 3”...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***8 for (750.00 + 146.25) x 1 = 896.25
 
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V&T Signal Lantern - Virginia City, NV1055 - V&T Signal Lantern - Virginia City, NV
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c1897 This is a beautiful and historic signal lantern off the storied Virginia &Truckee Railroad. This lamp was manufactured by The Adams &...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f****e for (2,700.00 + 526.50) x 1 = 3,226.50
 
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V&T Station Clock and Table - Virginia City, NV1056 - V&T Station Clock and Table - Virginia City, NV
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c1872 This is a Seth Thomas Clock that once hung in the V&T Railroad Office in Carson. It measures 36"x 13". It was in operation from...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t*******4 for (1,250.00 + 243.75) x 1 = 1,493.75
 
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V&T Unique Items - Virginia City, NV1057 - V&T Unique Items - Virginia City, NV
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c1900 This is a lot that contains some very unique and one of a kind items related to the Virginia & Truckee Railway. Included is a boiler sigh...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t*******4 for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Virginia & Truckee Railroad Shipping Receipts Group - Virginia City, NV1058 - Virginia & Truckee Railroad Shipping Receipts Group - Virginia City, NV
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c1877 Lot of 3: shipping bills from the Pacific Mill & Mining Co. To the V & T Railroad for gold bullion bars and ore shipments to the Cars...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*******4 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Virginia City, Nevada Postal Covers - Virginia City, NV1059 - Virginia City, Nevada Postal Covers - Virginia City, NV
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c1920 This lot contains several postal covers from historic Virginia City, Nevada. Businesses represented in this group include The Middle Mine Assoc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 900.00
Sold to 6*****l for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Two American Express Wax Sealers - Atlanta, NY1060 - Two American Express Wax Sealers - Atlanta, NY
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c1900 This lot contains two American Express wax sealers from the state of New York. The first is a Deleware & Hudson Railroad Route stamp. It’...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to c********n.. for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Illustrated Letter Sheet Group - New York, NY1061 - Illustrated Letter Sheet Group - New York, NY
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1843 Ten of the famous illustrated lettersheets of various towns. Eigh have covers with cancels from the cities (not folded lettersheets, but folded l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to O*N for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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United States Express Co. Documents Group - New York, NY1062 - United States Express Co. Documents Group - New York, NY
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c1867 Large group of 19 documents, receipts, bill heads, covers, a photo of Pearl Younger, daughter of Bell Starr and (allegedly) Cole Younger, partn
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to i****2 for (70.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 83.65
 
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RR Wax Seal & Key Trio - Warwick, NY1063 - RR Wax Seal & Key Trio - Warwick, NY
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This is a real find for railfans. This lot includes an oval wax seal from the general office of the Lehigh & Hudson Railway. This 4” stamp is in...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 750.00
Sold to c********n.. for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Oregon Shortline Railroad Gold Bond Printing Plate -  OR1064 - Oregon Shortline Railroad Gold Bond Printing Plate - OR
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c1946 Original engraved plate for producing masthead $1000 Bond certificates for the Oregon Shortline Railroad Company. This intricately engraved hea
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Estimates : 300.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to l**********5 for (180.00 + 35.10) x 1 = 215.10
 
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Wells Fargo Cover Quartet -  OR1065 - Wells Fargo Cover Quartet - OR
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c1884 Lot of 4: Wells Fargo "Franked" Express covers. The cover addressed to San Francisco features both blue oval Express cancellation s...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****f for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Western Stage Coach Ephemera Group -  OR1066 - Western Stage Coach Ephemera Group - OR
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c1824 Very large lot (approx. 35 items) of Stage Coach Line ephemera and copies. Some are from other states and territories, such as Idaho and Califo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to m*****d for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Early Utah Postmaster Appointment Certificates - Portage, UT1067 - Early Utah Postmaster Appointment Certificates - Portage, UT
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This lot includes postmaster appointments made for the town of Portage, Utah in the years 1909, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1921 and 1928. While they are all in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to O*N for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Hills V&T Railroad Date Stamp - Virginia City, VA1068 - Hills V&T Railroad Date Stamp - Virginia City, VA
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c1908 This is a ticket canceling stamp that was used by the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. The piece measures 8”x 6” and appears to still be in o...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to c********d.. for (1,200.00 + 234.00) x 1 = 1,434.00
 
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Washington Territorial Postal History Archive -  WA1069 - Washington Territorial Postal History Archive - WA
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c1877 Large collection of various postal documents, letters, receipts, transcripts and others from the territory of Washington, and after it gained s
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to O*N for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Gypsy Lady Sculptured Figure -1070 - Gypsy Lady Sculptured Figure -
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Bronze sculpted figurine, measures over 28" tall, and about 6" wide. Although there is no artist's signature or markings, we believe t...
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Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Lady of the Lake Mantle Clock & Matching Candelabras  -1071 - Lady of the Lake Mantle Clock & Matching Candelabras -
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c1890 Lot of 3: Magnificent antique French mantle clock with sculptured bronze figurine and matching ornate candle holders. This piece measures over
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to O*N for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Seth Thomas Mantle Clock -1072 - Seth Thomas Mantle Clock -
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c1930 Beautiful mantle clock from the famous Seth Thomas clock makers. Camelback case with burl inlays. It features a Westminster 124 8-Day striking
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****S for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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French Mantle Clock "Lady with Cherubs" & Match Vases -1073 - French Mantle Clock "Lady with Cherubs" & Match Vases -
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c1890 Lot of 3: Magnificent antique French mantle clock with sculptured bronze figurines of a maiden and cherub, along with matching ornate flower va
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to O*N for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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French Table "Scholar" Clock  -1074 - French Table "Scholar" Clock -
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c1875 Large and very ornate French table clock with an Elizabethan scholar sitting atop the clock. The ormolu case is 20" high, 20" wide ...
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Ansonia "Pompeii" Model Mantle Clock -1075 - Ansonia "Pompeii" Model Mantle Clock -
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c1880 Blaqck cast iron Ansonia mantle clock, "Pompeii" model, with golden Egytian Ibises on either side of the case. Measures 10.75"...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Saloon Girls Calender Quartet -1076 - Saloon Girls Calender Quartet -
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c1905 Lot of 4: beautiful hand-tinted calenders from around the country. Cities represented are Port Angeles, Washington, Lexington, Kentucky, Duquet
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Admiral Dewey Hero Flask -1077 - Admiral Dewey Hero Flask -
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1898 This is a 5" high, clear glass whiskey flask. The obverse has a label under glass that pays homage to the hero of Manila Bay. The letters...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Advertising Mirror Trio -1078 - Advertising Mirror Trio -
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c1920 Lot of 3 different mirrors: 1) Trunkdom Trunk Co. of Los Angeles, 2.75” oval with red lettering. Advertising rattan trunks; 2) Chas. T. Abeles
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Albums of Pin-Ups from 1920's-50's -1079 - Albums of Pin-Ups from 1920's-50's -
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c1920 This is a lot of five albums containing photographs, in both black and white and color, showing a bevy of bathing beauties and pin-up hopefuls.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to O*N for (550.00 + 107.25) x 1 = 657.25
 
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Beer Pin Collection -1080 - Beer Pin Collection -
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c1960 c1960's. Attention all you saloon collectors and man-cavers. Here’s a collection of close to 100 beer pins of various shapes, sizes and c...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 4***0 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Bird Cutter Whiskey Bottle -1081 - Bird Cutter Whiskey Bottle -
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c1880 Dark amber color, almost opaque applied top. 12" tall cylinder fifth. There is a small circle on the shoulder with "J.H. Cutter/Old...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to o******s for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Bronze Egytian Godess & Framed Nudes Group -1082 - Bronze Egytian Godess & Framed Nudes Group -
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Lot of 4: Two Egytian godess statues and 2 framed, signed nudes. One bronze is 21" tall, and 8" dia. at the base. A second bronze is signe...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,100.00
 
 
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Bronze Sculpture "The Hunt" -1083 - Bronze Sculpture "The Hunt" -
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Dramatic bronze by the artist McGowan, signed on the wood pedestal base. This piece is numbered, #2/25. It measures 19" high, 12" wide, an...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 9*****j for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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Colonial Club Advertising Poster -1084 - Colonial Club Advertising Poster -
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c1900 This is a colorful lithograph advertising piece for Colonial Club 5 Cent cigars. It’s a delicate portrait of a young lady in Victorian garb. Th
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Estimates : 700.00 - 950.00
Sold to p******u for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Colorful Soda Bottles -1085 - Colorful Soda Bottles -
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A lot of 4 different, colorful soda bottles. 1) A 7" tall aqua glass soda bottle, applied top, embossed "Philada Glassworks/ Burgin & ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 1***9 for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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Fenkhausen Bear Whiskey Bottle -1086 - Fenkhausen Bear Whiskey Bottle -
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c1875 Light to medium amber color. 11 1/2" tall cylinder, fifth, with applied top that appears whittled.Tiny "ice pick" chip on lip ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 9***6 for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
 
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Framed Nude Lithographs Pair by Icart -1087 - Framed Nude Lithographs Pair by Icart -
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Lot of 2: lovely color lithos of tasteful nudes, titled "Madame du Barry as a Bacchante" and "Madame du Barry SecReigning Beauty"...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 750.00
Sold to i*******n for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Giant Carved Roman Themed Meerschaum Pipe -1088 - Giant Carved Roman Themed Meerschaum Pipe -
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This is a very ornately hand carved pipe featuring the rape of the Sabine Women from Roman mythology. This is also not your standard pipe, measuring 1
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Gruenberg Old Judge Whiskey Bottle -1089 - Gruenberg Old Judge Whiskey Bottle -
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1879 Pretty light to medium amber color, 11 3/8" tall cylinder, with applied top. Embossing reads "M. Gruenberg & Co. San Francisco&q...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p******k for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Hencken & Shroeder Whiskey Bottle -1090 - Hencken & Shroeder Whiskey Bottle -
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c1885 Amber color, applied top, 11 7/8" tall cylinder. Square slug plate reads "Our Choice/ Old Bourbon/ Hencken & Schroder/ 208 &...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***6 for (450.00 + 87.75) x 1 = 537.75
 
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Jesse Moore Whiskey Bottle Pair -1091 - Jesse Moore Whiskey Bottle Pair -
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c1876 Lot of 2: medium amber color. 1 is a 12" tall cylinder, with applied top. The bottle reads "Jesse Moore & Co. Louisville KY./ G...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***6 for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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