Great American Treasure Hunt

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

PREVIEW
HWAC Office
3555 Airway Drive
Reno, NV 89511
Friday - September 12 - 10am-6pm
* Preview also available by appointment

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

AUCTION LOCATION
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Reno, NV 89511
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Inyo Marble Works billhead400 - Inyo Marble Works billhead
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1896. Hard to find billhead for the Inyo Marble Works. To the Utica Mining Company for two white slabs. The Inyo Marble Works was created and by 1887
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to i*****l for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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John Taylor archive401 - John Taylor archive
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190 John Taylor billheads for the Utica Mining Company for supplies. Here is a fabulous nearly complete record of what one mine bought from the John T
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Justinian Caire: assayer402 - Justinian Caire: assayer
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28 billheads to the Utica Mining Company for materials used. Bills include Don Battersea Crucibles, cyanide, manganese, borax, potash, bone ash, colle
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Murphys archive403 - Murphys archive
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67 pieces. Includes letter post master. Billheads include Manuel & Garland general merchandise, Manuel lumber, Valente boots, Fisk groceries, Un...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t******2 for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Nice lot of two Lowenberg cigar advertising covers404 - Nice lot of two Lowenberg cigar advertising covers
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LARGE advertising on back: "SMOKE VISTA de ORO CIGARS" and "THE RIGI, AMERICA'S GREATEST CIGAR." One comes with a bill to F....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 9*****H for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Pacific Coast Savings Society pamphlet405 - Pacific Coast Savings Society pamphlet
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This Mutual Savings Bank pamphlet lists officers and directors. It is also an advertisement for why you should join. Located at 30 Montgomery Street.
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Pelton Water Wheel Co. pictorial billhead406 - Pelton Water Wheel Co. pictorial billhead
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1891. Picture shows the Gates Ore & Rock Crusher. To the Utica Mining Company. Includes a shipping receipt from the Southern Pacific Railroad. T...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d********9 for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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San Francisco business cards407 - San Francisco business cards
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Lot of 4: Crosett carpenters and mechanics, Williams Marvin boots and shoes, Pacific Hospital, and Murray & Ready employment agency.City:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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San Francisco coffee/tea price list408 - San Francisco coffee/tea price list
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H. Huddleston & Company price list for Japanese, English, Indian, Ceylon and Gunpowder teas. Coffees include San Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Selby Smelting & Lead Company: assayer409 - Selby Smelting & Lead Company: assayer
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Includes 8 assay sheets for the Hardenberg Mine and 45 bill heads for the Utica Mine. Bills are almost exclusively for rolled silver (after smelting).
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Six shipping documents including the Panama Rail Railroad410 - Six shipping documents including the Panama Rail Railroad
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1) 1893 freight shipped on the Columbian steamer "City of Para" from New York to Colon, U. S. C. From there it would be shipped by steamer...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Southern Pacific Railroad Expense Bills411 - Southern Pacific Railroad Expense Bills
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49 pieces. Most to Mitchler and Lane. For cigars, whiskey, rum, beer, rails. Some to Martin at French Gulch.City: San Francisco
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********e for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Southern Pacific Shipping Receipts with Billheads412 - Southern Pacific Shipping Receipts with Billheads
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Wonderful collection of 25 SP shipping receipts with San Francisco billheads. Includes one receipt from John Taylor, assayer. Companies include Pelton
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********e for (190.00 + 37.05) x 1 = 227.05
 
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Steamer shipping receipts413 - Steamer shipping receipts
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68 shipping receipts from the (1) California Navigation & Improvement Company, (2) California Transportation Company, and (3) Pacific Coast Stea...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********e for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Two telegraph and telephone broadsides with pictorial billheads414 - Two telegraph and telephone broadsides with pictorial billheads
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1) John M. Klein's Electrical Works with a list of line materials and a full stock of Sunbeam Incandescent Lamps. Back is a bill for a Long Dist...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********e for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Woldberg Brothers smelters415 - Woldberg Brothers smelters
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Smelting ore for Mr. A. E. Rau of Angels Camp. 3.43 troy ounces of gold. This is a smaller San Francisco refining company. Rau was a very important mi
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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4 Stockton business cards416 - 4 Stockton business cards
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W. C. Rumsey signed Stockton Business School, George Hornace real estate, Cary pianos and organs, and Aurora Flouring Mills.City: Stockt
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Standard Oil Company hand bill and billheads417 - Standard Oil Company hand bill and billheads
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Lot of nine. One hand bill dated 1899 with prices including gas. Eight billheads - two different varieties.City: StocktonCount
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ten Stockton covers418 - Ten Stockton covers
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189- Sperry & Company, 2 unused J. Phelps, California Navigation & Improvement Co., 1919 Char. Haas with billhead, 1900 Stockton Woolen Mill...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two nice Stockton covers with billheads419 - Two nice Stockton covers with billheads
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1) Aurora Flouring Mills, 1902. Pictorial advertising cover with purple billhead. 2) John Quinn, 1894. Nice advertising corner cover. Both are address
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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1897 pictorial billhead from Chinese Camp420 - 1897 pictorial billhead from Chinese Camp
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Great picture of the Morris Bros general merchandise store. To the Peck Mining Company. Dateline is from "Chinese Camp"--very rare!City:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Densmore Consolidated Gold Mining Company assay archive421 - Densmore Consolidated Gold Mining Company assay archive
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65+ pieces. Mostly Memorandum of Gold Bullion and Assay Reports. Several billheads from the mill - all with assay reports. Several indicate ore shippe
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Sonora archive422 - Sonora archive
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12 pieces. 6 Sonora Foundry billheads. Three different styles. Billheads for City Hotel, Carroll McTarnahan assayer, John Dorroh physician, Tuolumne S
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Four Soulsbyville correspondences423 - Four Soulsbyville correspondences
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Three from Scott Davis, & Co. All pertain to shipping sulphurets to the Utica Mine. One from Joseph Travelli asking for his Knights Templar swor...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Logging railroad letter424 - Logging railroad letter
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Letter from Joyce Wash, fire ranger to Frank Mitchler. She talks about going from logging camp to railroad camp giving lectures on fire safety. Mentio
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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20 fabulous mostly pictorial bill heads425 - 20 fabulous mostly pictorial bill heads
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Big Trees, transit, carriage, The Wasp, musical instruments (with hand bills), Armour luncheon meats, steamships, etc. Please see the photo.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m********e for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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California Southern Pacific collection426 - California Southern Pacific collection
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Two billheads from Milton. Four shipping receipts from Milton includes whiskey and cigar deliveries. Eleven expense accounts; mostly whiskey, beer, an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to S*****8 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Handbill (etc.) Group427 - Handbill (etc.) Group
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10 pieces: The Origin hard oil finish, Alabastine, the Victor Association Wild Olive cure, Stockton Woolen Mills, Milk Producers of Central California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Light Company Broadsides428 - Light Company Broadsides
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1) Cheap Light Hobart Bowles Company. Tears along folds. 2) Sun Vapor street lights.City: County: State: CA
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Madison Mine Company429 - Madison Mine Company
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38 pieces: Four Madison Mining Company billheads, note signed by T. Lane, superintendent, labor costs signed by laborers, voucher, transportation char
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to P*******x for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Miscellaneous broadsides430 - Miscellaneous broadsides
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1) Sanativo: The Wonderful Spanish Remedy. 2) D. Dierssen Company grocers prices. Sacramento, California.City: County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to S*****8 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Mix and match cover remainders431 - Mix and match cover remainders
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11 pieces: Angels Camp 1901 cancel on Wells Fargo postal, Charles Smith of Los Angeles unused return envelope, John Schweyer of Chicago unused return,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to S*****8 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Pictorial Billheads: carriages, steamships, cable car432 - Pictorial Billheads: carriages, steamships, cable car
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39 pieces. Some duplicates. From places like Angels Camp, Murphy's, Stockton, Fresno, and San Francisco: Willard H. Miller, Parke & Lacy Co....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to l*******c for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Smaller mines433 - Smaller mines
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61 pieces. Here is a chance to get information on many local mines - some of which just may have been forgotten to history! 1) Dolling Mine 1912 repor
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to t******2 for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Two California Gold Country covers434 - Two California Gold Country covers
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1) 1902 Stanislaus Milling & Power Company advertising cover. Oakdale. 2) One addressed, but not cancelled, Angels Hotel, Otto Dolling proprieto...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******2 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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"The Hustler" Volume IX, Number 88 from the Nation435 - "The Hustler" Volume IX, Number 88 from the Nation
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Front page advertises Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Inside has a two-page fold out of the warehouse and many of the 1,530 employees. Includes n...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****8 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Collection436 - "Buffalo Bill" Collection
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This lot features 26 fun pieces perfect for any collector of "Buffalo Bill." There are 23 post cards that feature either images of "B...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to h*******2 for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Buffalo Bill's Wild West show letterhead437 - Buffalo Bill's Wild West show letterhead
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Paper lists the cities to be visited by Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Great East Shows. In 1908, Buffalo Bill needed a new back...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to o*****e for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Col. W.F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," Personal Letter, Battle of Summit Springs, 1915438 - Col. W.F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," Personal Letter, Battle of Summit Springs, 1915
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An amazing piece of Western history from one of the West's most iconic figures, "Buffalo Bill." This letter, written by Cody, comes on...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to s*********9 for (1,050.00 + 204.75) x 1 = 1,254.75
 
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W.F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" Photograph439 - W.F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" Photograph
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For many, the personification of the wild American West was the man and the ledged of William F."Buffalo Bill" Cody. Produced by Huston, t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to S*****8 for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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Pawnee Bill Cabinet Card440 - Pawnee Bill Cabinet Card
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Like Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill was a colorful showman who entertained audiences with his cowboy acts. In 1908, Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill worked and
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to o*****e for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Post Card441 - "Buffalo Bill" Post Card
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Post card of the famous Wild West showman! The post card was mailed to a Mary Park in Seattle on May 7, 1923 from E.S. Hookis. The post cards features
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******2 for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Post Card442 - "Buffalo Bill" Post Card
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This is an extremely unique post card featuring the image of "Buffalo Bill" but put together with different western pieces. The post card ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********a.. for (95.00 + 18.53) x 1 = 113.53
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Post Cards443 - "Buffalo Bill" Post Cards
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For many, the idea of the American west can be summed up in the image that was "Buffalo Bill." This lot has 3 post cards, including 1 rea...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*******2 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Ephemera Group444 - "Buffalo Bill" Ephemera Group
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Lot of 3. It features 2 post cards that show "Buffalo Bill" during the early and middle part of his life. There is also "Buffalo Bil...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to a*******s for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Stereoview445 - "Buffalo Bill" Stereoview
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This stereoview features Buffalo Bill mounted atop a horse ready to shoot! The photographer is idenitifed as C.W. Woodward of Rochester, NY. Each of t
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Stereoview446 - "Buffalo Bill" Stereoview
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This stereoview was produced by Woodward & Albert Publications in Rochester NY. Same view as previous lot. Each photo of the stereoview measures...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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"Buffalo Bill" Stereoview447 - "Buffalo Bill" Stereoview
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Titled "Buffalo Bill's Body Guard" this stereoview features images of Native People on horseback. The stereoview was produced by Under...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s*********9 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Winchester Group448 - Winchester Group
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One of the many symbols of the American west was that of the cowboy and his gun riding along the trails of mountains. For many the name "Winche...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********e for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Gun Ephemera Collection449 - Gun Ephemera Collection
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This is a lot of of 7 items perfect for any gun enthusiast! 1) Herter's Inc catalog from 1952. Based in Waseca, Minnesota, the company was one o...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********e for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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