Great American Treasure Hunt

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Holabird’s Western Americana Collections Presents
The Great American Treasure Hunt
Western Americana & Numismatic Auction

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HWAC Office
3555 Airway Drive
Reno, NV 89511
Friday - September 12 - 10am-6pm
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Sessions 1 & 2
LIVE AUCTION
Saturday, September 13, 2014 & Sunday, September 14, 2014
Starting Time: 9am PST, both days

Session 3
ABSENTEE AUCTION
Internet or phone bidding only.
Sept 15, 2014
Starting time: 9am monday

LOT PICKUP
Tuesday through Friday after the sale,
normal office hours or by appointment

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Reno, NV 89511
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Wells , Fargo & Co. Express bullion shipments350 - Wells , Fargo & Co. Express bullion shipments
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5 receipts. Datelined Angels Camp. All from Charles Lane, Superintendent of the Utica Mine. For sealed bullion at $9,000, sealed bullion at $25,000, 2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to h*******2 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Willard H. Miller Angels Camp business card351 - Willard H. Miller Angels Camp business card
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Carriage trimmer, harness, whips, robes, etc. Stickly Block. Nice business card from a small community.City: Angels CampCounty
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to e*****r for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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World War I United Work Campaign352 - World War I United Work Campaign
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6 pieces. Angels Camp did their part during the war!City: Angels CampCounty: CalaverasState: CADat
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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345 Assay sheets for mines in Gold Rush Country353 - 345 Assay sheets for mines in Gold Rush Country
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We all know that information on mines that reached the government was not necessarily accurate. Here are 345 assay sheets from the Utica Mine for mine
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to t******2 for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Angels Camp area Post Card archive354 - Angels Camp area Post Card archive
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Lot of 36. Includes Altaville main street, Old Dance Pavilion and Hotel at Big Trees, 1909 Angels Camp flood, Angels Camp Reduction Works, Main Street
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******2 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Angels Camp letters355 - Angels Camp letters
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Lot of 8 pieces. Some personal, but many have historical significance: hauling 4 cords of wood to the Utica Chlorination Works. Need $300 immediately.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to t********n.. for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Utica Assay Reports356 - Utica Assay Reports
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Four months of assay sheets from the Utica Mill in 1902 (Sep.-Dec.). These actually get down to the specific area in the mine: West Stickle, North Slo
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Utica Chlorination Works Monthly Assay Reports357 - Utica Chlorination Works Monthly Assay Reports
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Incredible 56 monthly assay reports from the Utica Chlorination Works for mines and people they did assays for. For example: the May 1895 report range
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to a****a for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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1948 Bank of Angels Creek FROG SKIN bucks358 - 1948 Bank of Angels Creek FROG SKIN bucks
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You don't see this everyday? 100th Anniversary with a picture of Hotel Angels on one side and centennial celebration of the City of Angels on th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6*****k for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Avery collection359 - Avery collection
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10 pieces. Avery Hotel letterhead, Clipper Mills billheads (5) and letters (4).City: AveryCounty: CalaverasState
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Big Canyon Gold Mining & Milling Company360 - Big Canyon Gold Mining & Milling Company
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9 pieces. Two assay sheets. One with prices of bars from Theodore Allen. Two of the Big Canyon Chlorination Works (see photo for condition) for Januar
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Big Trees collection361 - Big Trees collection
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23 pieces. There are two signed illustrated letters here from Hutchings. Hutchings was unarguably the most important figure at Yosemite. In these lett
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9***1 for (900.00 + 175.50) x 1 = 1,075.50
 
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Dowd's Landing archive362 - Dowd's Landing archive
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24 pieces of correspondence from A. J. Crain to M. P. Morgans. Mostly asking Mr. Morgans to pay companies and people.City: Dowd's Landin
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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French Gulch collection: small town outside of Murphys363 - French Gulch collection: small town outside of Murphys
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19 pieces. Billheads from W. H. Wolf blacksmith and G. Reinhuas general merchandise. These pieces all relate to the Brunswick Mine.City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Knight's Ferry and Robinson Ferry archive.364 - Knight's Ferry and Robinson Ferry archive.
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38 pieces. (1) 31 Knight's Ferry pieces. Two different Stanislaus Milling and Power Company billheads. 27 Harrold, Tulloch & Son pieces. Thr...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Milton archive365 - Milton archive
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50+ pieces. Includes wagon pictorial H. G. Davis forwarding billheads. H. A. Meyers forwarding billheads. Louis H. Geyser forwarding billheads. J.A. B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to a****a for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Mitchler archive366 - Mitchler archive
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Over 235 pieces directly concerning Frank Mitchler. The best piece is a business card for the Mitchler Hotel in Murphys. Includes many, many billheads
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to t******2 for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Mitchler Hotel business card and post card367 - Mitchler Hotel business card and post card
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1) 1908 post card cancelled in Murphys (Stamp missing). Shows people standing around the front of the hotel. 2) Business card for the Mitchler Hotel,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Mitchler Hotel advertising covers and Business Cards368 - Mitchler Hotel advertising covers and Business Cards
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Lot of 4. 1&2) Two different unused Mitchler's Hotel covers. 3) COLORFUL Mitchler Hotel business card advertising cigars. Not in the best co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********n.. for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Three different Mitchler Hotel unused advertising covers369 - Three different Mitchler Hotel unused advertising covers
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Two are addressed, but none are cancelled. Also a letter to "Friend Billy."City: MurphysCounty: CalaverasState:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***1 for (65.00 + 12.68) x 1 = 77.68
 
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Two 1898 Mitchler's Hotel billheads and envelopes370 - Two 1898 Mitchler's Hotel billheads and envelopes
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Each piece is for lodging. Each has an unused return envelope that has not been used. The envelopes have a different corner advertisement. Each piece
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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9 binders of Union Water Works371 - 9 binders of Union Water Works
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Here is another story waiting to be written. A very thorough look at this company, who worked for them, and what they did. Examples include: W. Dunbar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (140.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 167.30
 
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Manuel archive372 - Manuel archive
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85 John Manuel billheads. At least 13 varieties. John Manuel, who for a number of years was one of the most prominent businessmen of Murphys, was born
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t******2 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Mitchler business card in excellent condition373 - Mitchler business card in excellent condition
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Business card for the Mitchler Hotel, first class accommodations. Highlights the cigars sold: Reina Victoria, Bolt Clymer, and Sanchez y Hayas Havana
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Stamped steamer receipt from San Francisco to Murphys374 - Stamped steamer receipt from San Francisco to Murphys
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Has a one cent blue steamer document stamp. Stamped on the stamp is "U. T. Co. / May 15, 1899 / J. S. Gerard." NICE USAGE!City: Murphys
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to m********e for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Two rare Picardsville billheads375 - Two rare Picardsville billheads
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A. Piccardo (yes, for whom Picardsville is named): Dealer in imported wines, liquors ,and cigars. Nice whiskey piece!City: Picardsville
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****H for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Rich Gulch archive376 - Rich Gulch archive
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13 pieces. All handwritten. Several receipts for work on taking down compressor. R. W. Petre and Henry Doray signed receipts for work done. Etc.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calaveras Prospect billhead377 - Calaveras Prospect billhead
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C. W. Getchell proprietor. CD Lane subscription from 1895 to 1899.City: San AndreasCounty: CalaverasState: C
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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San Andreas archive378 - San Andreas archive
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62 pieces. Billheads for Union Livery Stable, California Exploration Co., JF Washburn stables, J. Robert Wylie mining engineer, Metropolitan Hotel (te
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to l*******c for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Utica Mine archive379 - Utica Mine archive
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150 pieces. The Utica was purchased by three important people: C. D. Lane (Angels Camp), Alina Hayward (Comstock, Eureka Mine), and W. S. Hobart (Lake
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Start Price : 450.00 | Estimates : 900.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sheep ranch archive380 - Sheep ranch archive
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Four billheads. One Eagle Hotel on Main Street and three Clarence L. Feusier of the Sheepranch Group of Mines. One bill from Joseph Ratto for filling
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Valley Springs archive381 - Valley Springs archive
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9 pieces. Mostly stage coach expenses for Alina Hayward and Mrs. C. D. Lane. Hayward made his fortune in Virginia City, Nevada. Includes three D. E. B
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Fabulous historical archive of the sale of the West Point Mines c1918.382 - Fabulous historical archive of the sale of the West Point Mines c1918.
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This is a chance to become the expert on the mines near West Point. Roughly 200+ pieces of paper. Includes assay reports, plat maps, diagrams, a geolo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********e for (180.00 + 35.10) x 1 = 215.10
 
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West Point collection383 - West Point collection
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13 pieces. Three E. N. Matson billheads and letterheads. Three James V. Woodcock billheads. One Geo. J. Porteous assay letterhead. Talks about the Lic
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Calaveras area small town collection384 - Calaveras area small town collection
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15 pieces. Valley Springs billhead of J. T. French, general merchandise. Hauselt Brothers blacksmith billhead of Murphys. Calaveras Union High School
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Calaveras legal collection385 - Calaveras legal collection
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22 pieces. Seventeen Justice Court documents: all for monetary judgments by Justice of the Peace John Cooley. One Sherriff's Office document. On...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Calaveras County small towns and locations archive386 - Calaveras County small towns and locations archive
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Through this archive you can visit Carley's Ranch, Leon Cove, Log Camp, Summerville, Golden Gate, Trubody, Big Springs, Grade, Copperopolis, Jam...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to l*******c for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Mostly smaller places near Murphys387 - Mostly smaller places near Murphys
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36 pieces. 1) Jenny Lind: From Jason Sinclair to Frank Mitchler. 2) 1902 Bear River: Another letter to Mitchler about 'the claim.' 3) 1894 R...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to b*******d for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Buffalo Brewing Company billhead388 - Buffalo Brewing Company billhead
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1898 memorandum of credit. "BOTTLES ARRIVED BROKEN." To Frank Mitchler of Murphys.City: SacramentoCounty: Sacramento
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********e for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Roth Capital Whiskey full advertising cover!389 - Roth Capital Whiskey full advertising cover!
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One large cat kicking another with "DON'T KICK if I am a few days late." Signed by Ed Scheeline to F. A. Mitchler of Murphys. Unusual ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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11 San Francisco billheads with covers390 - 11 San Francisco billheads with covers
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1) 1894 The Wasp with return envelope. 2) 1902 Wheaton, Pond & Harrold with pictorial advertising cover and Southern Pacific shipping receipt. 3...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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24 San Francisco covers391 - 24 San Francisco covers
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Pictorial Geo. F. Van De Mark unused, Pacific Coast Co-operative cigar, 2 full cover advertising Mo-Ja-Rica coffee roaster (poor condition), Meyer, Po
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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34 California pictorial billheads392 - 34 California pictorial billheads
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Includes: San Francisco Candle Company, Sacramento Steam Coffee, Feldman Wood & Willow Ware, Montague stoves, Fulda tanks, Fairbanks scales (see...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*********p for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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37 Southern Pacific shipping receipts393 - 37 Southern Pacific shipping receipts
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Includes California Navigation & Improvement Company, Rosenblatt (Riesling), E. May Company (claret), W. J. Smith (cigars), Abner Doble Company ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****a for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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4 choice San Francisco business cards394 - 4 choice San Francisco business cards
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California Art Glass , P & B Ready Roofing from Pacific Hardware, Crosett carpenters and mechanics, and Hotel Fairmont with picture.City:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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5 San Francisco business cards395 - 5 San Francisco business cards
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C. Brown & Sons stoves, Coburn Tevis importers, Newbauer Brothers clothes, Pacific Hardware & Steel roofing, and Hicks Judd stationary (unus...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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7 different San Francisco cigar envelopes396 - 7 different San Francisco cigar envelopes
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8 pieces. Most have billheads associated with them: Tillman and Benda (full envelope advertising), Pacific Coast Co-operative, Michalitschke, Jones ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Brunswick-Balke covers and billheads397 - Brunswick-Balke covers and billheads
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This is a must for any Brunswick-Balke token collector. 1898 and 1902 billheads. Both different. Both to Frank Mitchler at the Murphy Hotel. Two unuse
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to m********e for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Eight gun related San Francisco billheads398 - Eight gun related San Francisco billheads
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1-3) Clabrough, Golscher & Co. Great pictorial. To Utica Mining Company. For Colt 44's and holsters Co. 4-6) Winchester Repeating Arms Co. O...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to j******d for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Gun broadsides399 - Gun broadsides
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7 pieces. All from the Pacific Hardware & Steel Company of San Francisco. Prairie shot gun cartridges with black sporting powder, Eureka shot gu...
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Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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