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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Leland Stanford Residence550 - Leland Stanford Residence
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Framed and matted "Residence of Leland Stanford." A copy of this sketch appeared in Leslie's Illustrated Newspapers, July 13, 1878.Cit...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n.. for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Broadside of Chinese enjoying the outside of the House of Corrections551 - Broadside of Chinese enjoying the outside of the House of Corrections
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Denis Kearney wears a prison uniform in this broadside titled, "The Tables Turned : You Sabe Him? Kealney Must Go!" It was published by Sa...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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San Francisco engraving552 - San Francisco engraving
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Published by Charles Magnus & Co., Frankfort Street. Six citizens on a hill overlook the city and the bay. Rows and rows of two and three story ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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San Francisco lot for sale in 1849553 - San Francisco lot for sale in 1849
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Territory of California. Authorized by the town council and carried out by John W. Geary. Fifty vara lot for Henry M. Lewis on the northern side of Ty
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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San Francisco, California Territorial Document from John Geary, First Alcalde554 - San Francisco, California Territorial Document from John Geary, First Alcalde
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Another Territory of California document! 1849. This is a very rare document announcing the sale at auction of a lot in San Francisco. The document, e
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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California Fire Department Photograph555 - California Fire Department Photograph
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Photograph of the Chemical Engine Co. No. 4 in post 1906 earthquake San Francisco. Five men and one small cat can be seen standing in front of the bui
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to n*******c for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Celestial Empire in California Letter sheet556 - Celestial Empire in California Letter sheet
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These two pieces of pictorial letter sheets are known as the Celestial Empire. It features two images of Chinese people as miners and gamblers in 19t
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to e**********t for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco: Miller & Lux557 - Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco: Miller & Lux
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c. 1909. Certificate for membership to the large ranching firm of Miller & Lux. Miller & Lux both arrived in San Francisco separately around...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Fort Point Stereoview San Francisco, CA c.1872558 - Fort Point Stereoview San Francisco, CA c.1872
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Photo # 1607. Fort Point, East side. Stereoview by Watkins' Pacific Coast, 26 Montgomery St., opp. Lick House Entrance, San Francisco. Image sho...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to T******1 for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Knights Templar Triennial Conclave Parade Lithograph559 - Knights Templar Triennial Conclave Parade Lithograph
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Hand-colored lithograph of the Grand Parade for the Knights Templar Triennial Conclave, San Francisco, August 20, 1883. View shows procession down str
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Estimates : 800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 6*****b for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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San Francisco Chronicles California Calendar Broadside560 - San Francisco Chronicles California Calendar Broadside
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San Francisco Chronicle Annual Calendar “A Half Century of Progress.” Calendar and black and white lithographs by “Langguth” on obverse. The reverse h
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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San Francisco Panorama Lettersheet  Charles Magnus561 - San Francisco Panorama Lettersheet Charles Magnus
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c. 1850s. Unused pictorial letter sheet. Titled Panorama of San Francisco. Sold by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Street, New-York. Steel engraving of S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to t********n.. for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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The Call "New Era" Lithograph San Francisco 1897562 - The Call "New Era" Lithograph San Francisco 1897
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Beautiful color lithograph entitled, "San Francisco/The Call/ New Era Edition/ Dec. 19th 1897 San Francisco." Image is dominated by the Cl...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to e*****r for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Weekly Times Newspaper with Pony Express Story Headline563 - Weekly Times Newspaper with Pony Express Story Headline
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San Francisco based paper touting the myriad benefits of the Pony Express delivery service, its results, and its routes and timing. This is pages 2 th
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Wells Fargo Framed Items564 - Wells Fargo Framed Items
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Lot of 3 representative pieces from Wells Fargo & Co, including a framed portrait of express drivers, Bacon, Lairds, Brothers Giddings, Honey, H...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Avalon, Santa Catalina Island photograph565 - Avalon, Santa Catalina Island photograph
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By Waite Photo. Number 66. Large ship with smoke visible in harbor. Beach displayed prominently! Burger CollectionCity: Avalon
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to e**********t for (140.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 167.30
 
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Santa Clara Banking Group566 - Santa Clara Banking Group
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Lot of 4. Ledger Books of checks, from the "Bank of Italy" (based in San Francisco) with receipts, filled in with amounts and dates. The r...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Photograph of General Fremont, 1888567 - Photograph of General Fremont, 1888
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This is a photograph of Fremont taken May 4, 1888 in front of the same tree he used as a headquarters during the Bear Flag Rebellion in 1846. The tree
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Santa Cruz poet portfolio, numbered and signed by all six poets!568 - Santa Cruz poet portfolio, numbered and signed by all six poets!
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Santa Cruz poet portfolio" West to the Water. Only 200 copies all signed by author. Printed damp with an 1830 Acorn handpress on Tovil English ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Santa Cruz & Monterey Illustrated Handbook, 1880569 - Santa Cruz & Monterey Illustrated Handbook, 1880
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Presented by Southern Pacific R.R. Co. Santa Cruz & Monterey Illustrated Handbook. San Francisco News Publishing Co. and All Booksellers. San Fr...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to b***5 for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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American Trotting Horse Ephemera570 - American Trotting Horse Ephemera
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This collection includes several pieces from the late 1800s, including nine American Trotting Register Official Certificates, registering the horses a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to T*****5 for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Native Sons Golden West Photo571 - Native Sons Golden West Photo
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Native Sons of the Golden West is an organization that was formed to preserve the history of the state of California. The photo shows members of the G
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****l for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Gold Rush African American Document Yreka,1858572 - Gold Rush African American Document Yreka,1858
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Very rare undertaking bill measuring 7 1/2" x 4" and written on purple/blue paper. County of Siskiyou. To William Hovey. The bill is for t...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****H for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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Framed Mother Lode Calendar Artwork Pair573 - Framed Mother Lode Calendar Artwork Pair
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Lot of 2: framed & matted artistic calendar art from a bygone era, Jamestown, CA. Watercolor artwork is detailed and colorful, very well execute...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*********6 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Framed Sonora Art Calendar and Tuolumne Advertising Print574 - Framed Sonora Art Calendar and Tuolumne Advertising Print
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Lot of 2. 1) Framed calendar art. Oliver Hardware. Frank G. Oliver. Sonora, California. March 1941. Watercolor is a view of a lake with mountains in t
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
 
 
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"Heathen Chinee" Illustrations575 - "Heathen Chinee" Illustrations
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This is a lot of three illustrations from the poem entitled "Plain Language from Truthful James" also known as "the Heathen Chinee.&q...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to T******1 for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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"Independent Gold Hunter" Lithograph c.1850576 - "Independent Gold Hunter" Lithograph c.1850
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c. 1850. Classic Gold Rush lithograph! "The Independent Gold Hunter on His Way to California. I Neither Borrow nor Lend." Rare framed lith...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to L*****1 for (700.00 + 136.50) x 1 = 836.50
 
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"The Pattern Makers" by Milford Zornes577 - "The Pattern Makers" by Milford Zornes
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Milford Zornes was active in the "California Style" movement of art. This is a signed print based on #7 of 25 lithographs. Based on the hi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*****1 for (70.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 83.65
 
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1860 California Map by S.A. Mitchell w/ Salt Lake & Utah578 - 1860 California Map by S.A. Mitchell w/ Salt Lake & Utah
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Beautiful 1860 County Map of California, with inset of Salt Lake Country, Utah, and inset of San Francisco Bay and Vicinity, by S.A. Mitchell. Frame-a
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d********9 for (240.00 + 46.80) x 1 = 286.80
 
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A View of California As It Is, Joseph Weed, 1874579 - A View of California As It Is, Joseph Weed, 1874
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A View of California As It Is. "Containing Reliable Information on the Natural Resources of the State; Its Agricultural, Mining, and Manufactur...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to e**********t for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Chinese Gambling Broadside580 - Chinese Gambling Broadside
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Early Chinese Gambling poster, all in typical characters on a terra cotta red background. Measures 21.5" x 14.5".City: County:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m********e for (625.00 + 121.88) x 1 = 746.88
 
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Fifty Years of Oddfellowship book (1899)581 - Fifty Years of Oddfellowship book (1899)
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Not only a great resource book on the Oddfellows, but contains many biographies of officers throughout California: each with a picture. Many ladies ar
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6*****b for (65.00 + 12.68) x 1 = 77.68
 
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Gold Rush era US Mail and passenger service via the Panama Railroad582 - Gold Rush era US Mail and passenger service via the Panama Railroad
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This was an old established line from the East Coast to California. Service was entirely by STEAM: Atlantic Mail Steamship service to the Panama Railr
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to a****a for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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Southern California and Arizona photo album583 - Southern California and Arizona photo album
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Includes photos of Indian ruins, Mesa Verde, Rio Grande colored railroad bridge, colored smelter, and lots of family. Album in rough shape but picture
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to L*****1 for (70.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 83.65
 
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The Central Gold Region, Gilpin, 1860584 - The Central Gold Region, Gilpin, 1860
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Gilpin, William; The Central Gold Region, the grain, pastoral and gold regions of North America with some views of its physical geography; and observa
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to 3****m for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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Early View of Georgetown, CO Cabinet Card585 - Early View of Georgetown, CO Cabinet Card
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c. 1885. No. 1814. “Georgetown from Green Lake Road.” Cabinet card measures 4 1/2” x 7”, with high to medium contrast—suffers from minor yellowing, an
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Georgetown, CO Stereoview586 - Georgetown, CO Stereoview
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c. 1880s. Stereoview No. 4401. “Georgetown, Col. U.S.A.” Measures 7” x 3 ½.” Nice view of town and busy street from above. Carriage and horse b...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Georgetown, CO Clear Creek Canon Stereoview587 - Georgetown, CO Clear Creek Canon Stereoview
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c. 1884 . Stereoview 1720. Georgetown. Side: Clear Creek Series. Photographed by W.H. Jackson & Co., Denver, Colorado. Impressive view from high...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Vista Over Georgetown, CO Stereoview588 - Vista Over Georgetown, CO Stereoview
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c. 1880. No. 1717. William H. Jackson’s Clear Creek Series makes its way to Georgetown. Stereograph measures 7”x4”, medium contrast—suffers from some
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Silver Plume and Mines, CO, Cabinet Card, c. 1885589 - Silver Plume and Mines, CO, Cabinet Card, c. 1885
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Stunning view in this cabinet card titled "Silver Plume and Mines, Colo." Image shows mining camp nestled at the bottom of Front Range. Mi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to T*********t for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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Colorado Photos by George A. Grant590 - Colorado Photos by George A. Grant
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Lot of 10 black/white photographs: 8 are 11 x 14” size and 2 are 7 x 11” size. These are gorgeous photos of the Georgetown and Cripple Creek areas of
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Brown Palace Hotel tag AND key591 - Brown Palace Hotel tag AND key
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Number 1. It is the second-oldest operating of Denver and is one of the first atrium-style hotels ever built. It was built in 1892 of sandstone and re
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n.. for (575.00 + 112.13) x 1 = 687.13
 
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1921 Colorado General Assembly592 - 1921 Colorado General Assembly
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Original photographic mosaic of the members of Colorado's 23rd General Assembly, the State House of Representatives in 1921. The oval portraits ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to S*****8 for (55.00 + 10.73) x 1 = 65.73
 
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Denver Photobook593 - Denver Photobook
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Frank Thayer. #368 of 1000 copies. Fabulous photo essay of Denver, 1902, shot by Fred Stevens. "Delux Edition." No index, no table of cont...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to t********n.. for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Denver. A souvenir of the Denver Times Book594 - Denver. A souvenir of the Denver Times Book
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Large illustrated book by the Denver Times, celebrating Denver and its history. Filled with photos, maps, lithos and portraits, this 104 page volume c
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n.. for (190.00 + 37.05) x 1 = 227.05
 
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Colorado Springs 1882 Map595 - Colorado Springs 1882 Map
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Birds-eye view of Colorado Springs from 1882, from Beck & Pauli Lithographers, Milwaukee. Published by J.J. Stone, Madison, WI. Measures 17"...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to L*****1 for (3,400.00 + 663.00) x 1 = 4,063.00
 
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Manitou Stereoview596 - Manitou Stereoview
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Manitou Springs became famous for its springs that are believed to have healing powers. When it was discovered in the early 1870s, the area was design
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to d******2 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Canon City, Colorado promotional booklet597 - Canon City, Colorado promotional booklet
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Chalk full of pictures: scenic highways, industry, churches, Soda and Iron Springs, depots, ranching, jail, fire station, banks, hotels, hospitals, sc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to L*****1 for (190.00 + 37.05) x 1 = 227.05
 
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Black Hawk, CO Stereoview598 - Black Hawk, CO Stereoview
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c. 1875. Nice view. Stereograph measures 7x4", high contrast, and the focus is sharp. The storefront signs read clearly. Photographer, Josep...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to T*********t for (875.00 + 170.63) x 1 = 1,045.63
 
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Black Hawk, CO Union Pacific Railroad Stereoview599 - Black Hawk, CO Union Pacific Railroad Stereoview
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c. 1884. No. 1975. “Black Hawk, Colorado, From the East.” Measures 7" x 4." Medium contrast and focus is sharp. In good condition with li...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to r******8 for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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