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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3 New Mexico Maps, 1859, 1860, 1863650 - 3 New Mexico Maps, 1859, 1860, 1863
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1) Sketch of Public Surveys in New Mexico to accompany the annual survey general for 1863. 20x20”. John A. Clark. Aging along folds. 2) Sketch of Publ
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a****a for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Souvenir Views of Rawhide: Ned Johnson's photograph651 - Souvenir Views of Rawhide: Ned Johnson's photograph
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Great photographs: city, mines, people, buildings etc. First tent, first hotel (tent), Tex Rickard's famous drill, EARLY photographs of the town...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Union Pacific Hoover Dam large broadside652 - Union Pacific Hoover Dam large broadside
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32" x 22". "Hoover Dam - 727 feet high / near Las Vegas, Nevada / reached via / UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD." Faded. No rips, no tear...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Clark County Court House Photo Post Card653 - Clark County Court House Photo Post Card
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Vintage B&W photo card of the olds Court House, with a very rare postmark on the reverse, along with (2) 1c stamps.City: Las Vegas
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s*****l for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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Federal Buildings in Las Vegas Post Cards Group654 - Federal Buildings in Las Vegas Post Cards Group
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Lot of 17: Color print cards of various federal and court buildings, elementary & high schools, post offices, Mormon and Masonic Temples, and Me...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s*****l for (70.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 83.65
 
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Fremont Street, Las Vegas Black and White Photo Post Cards Group655 - Fremont Street, Las Vegas Black and White Photo Post Cards Group
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Lot of 6: Night views of downtown Fremont Street gambling casinos and hotels. Photographers were Oakes & Frasher. Crisp shots, in excellent cond...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Fremont Street, Las Vegas View Color Print Cards Group656 - Fremont Street, Las Vegas View Color Print Cards Group
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Lot of 25: Color print cards of famous casinos, hotels, and street-views during day and night times. Excellent condition, with some duplicates.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Hotel Last Frontier, Las Vegas Post Card Group657 - Hotel Last Frontier, Las Vegas Post Card Group
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Lot of 17: most are color cards in this group, and there are two B&W cards from this famous landmark. There are various pool shots, entrance and...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hotel Nevada , Las Vegas Post Card Duo658 - Hotel Nevada , Las Vegas Post Card Duo
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Lot of 2: colorized photo cards of the famous Hotel Nevada in Las Vegas. Both are in excellent condition.City: Las VegasCounty
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Las Vegas B&W Photo Post Cards Group659 - Las Vegas B&W Photo Post Cards Group
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Lot of 15. These look to be Frasher photos, of in and around Las Vegas. There are 4 courthouse cards, 3 schools cards, 3 scenic cards, and 5 other vie
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s*****l for (70.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 83.65
 
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Las Vegas Church B&W Photo Post Cards660 - Las Vegas Church B&W Photo Post Cards
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Lot of 3. This group from circa 1940 features two different churches (2) and a Traveler's Hotel card, all in very good condition.City: L
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s*****l for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Las Vegas Court House B&W Photo Post Card Trio661 - Las Vegas Court House B&W Photo Post Card Trio
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Vintage court house and post office cards, one published by Wilson Drug Co. This specific card is older, and the photo is somewhat faded. The other tw
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Start Price : 62.50 | Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Las Vegas Hotel Overland B&W Photo Post Card662 - Las Vegas Hotel Overland B&W Photo Post Card
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Shot of the famous old "Hotel Overland" from the street, probably from the 1920's or '30's. Some fading, but clear focus.City:...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s*****l for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Stewart Ranch Las Vegas Post Cards663 - Stewart Ranch Las Vegas Post Cards
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Lot of 3: early Stewart Ranch photo post cards, showing burros on the ranch, and a colorized Ranch house card. All are in very good condition.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Boulder Dam Stereoviews664 - Boulder Dam Stereoviews
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This is a lot of 2 stereoviews overlooking the Boulder Dam, which is known today as the Hoover Dam. 1) A view of the dam with different signs to denot
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Goldfield, Nevada Constable Badge, c. 1901665 - Goldfield, Nevada Constable Badge, c. 1901
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This badge belonged to Henry Overbury, Goldfield Constable 1901-1904. Measures 2 1/2" in diameter. Good ConditionCity: Goldfield
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to L*****1 for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Rare Lida, Nevada Check 1873666 - Rare Lida, Nevada Check 1873
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Date: April 22nd, 1873. Hiskey & Walker. Drawn on Parker, Wattson, & Co. Pay $325 to M. Duratte. Endorsed and cancelled (@ Independence) on ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Herald Newspapers, Aurora, Nevada, 1879-1882667 - Herald Newspapers, Aurora, Nevada, 1879-1882
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Lot of over 50 papers. "Esmeralda Has Yielded Up Her Millions And Has Billions Left For Honest Toil" printed below masthead, datelined &qu...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i*****l for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Eureka, Nevada Broadside668 - Eureka, Nevada Broadside
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P. H. Hjul on South Main Street in Eureka posted this Holiday broadside for Hjul's Bazaar. Large tear on bottom right. 12" x 8".City: Eu
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Eureka, Nevada, A Hague 1881 Geological Map669 - Eureka, Nevada, A Hague 1881 Geological Map
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USGS 1881 geological map of the Eureka District by Arnold Hague. F. A. Clark was the topographer. Bright, colorful, and in excellent condition. 15 1/2
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s*******t for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Winnemucca, Nevada school roll down maps670 - Winnemucca, Nevada school roll down maps
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Early pull-down rolled school map on cloth, which we believe was used in Winnemucca. Maps all mounted in wooden frame, hooks for hanging piece still a
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to L*****1 for (525.00 + 102.38) x 1 = 627.38
 
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Rawhide Telegraph and Telephone stock certificate671 - Rawhide Telegraph and Telephone stock certificate
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Very early number signed on June 5, 1909 for 2,000 shares by Fred to his brother Charles. The Grutt's were major players in the development of R...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********e for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Beatty Bank and Trust Collection, Rhyolite672 - Beatty Bank and Trust Collection, Rhyolite
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1) Check for M. N. Van Fleet. With the famous green bullfrog vignette. Rhyolite. Signed by Grigsby. Grigsby was the town doctor! 2) Rhyolite check. 19
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Tonopah. Mizpah Hotel Silver Platter Cover673 - Tonopah. Mizpah Hotel Silver Platter Cover
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Silver plate cover, engraved “Mizpah”, from the famous Mizpah Hotel, circa 1910. 12 x 8.5 x 6.5”. This showy piece does not have the platter base. Fro
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (290.00 + 56.55) x 1 = 346.55
 
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Rare Tonopah Embossed Bottle Parts674 - Rare Tonopah Embossed Bottle Parts
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Parts from three rare Tonopah bottles that date prior to 1905. Face and lower back of a clear Washington Bar, Coleman & Granger, Tonopah, Nevada...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n.. for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Biennial Report for Nevada Surveyor General and State Register 1869675 - Biennial Report for Nevada Surveyor General and State Register 1869
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157 pages. Biennial Report of the Surveyor General and State Register of the State of Nevada for 1867 and 1868. Printed by Henry R. Mighels, State Pri
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Governor Nye check to self on Carson City Wells, Fargo & Co. Bank check676 - Governor Nye check to self on Carson City Wells, Fargo & Co. Bank check
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BOLD SIGNATURE! $100.00 on August 26, 1862. Did he take this money for services rendered or to take a trip?City: Carson CityCo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********e for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Nevada Appeal Wood Type Set (c1920s)677 - Nevada Appeal Wood Type Set (c1920s)
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Wonderful collection of Nevada printing history. Set of 145 pieces. This wood type set was originally used by the Nevada Appeal in Carson City for the
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Two Nevada State Surveyor General Reports, 1883 and 1895678 - Two Nevada State Surveyor General Reports, 1883 and 1895
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Lot of 2. Two great resources for lovers of Nevada history. 1) 1883. Report of Surveyor General and State Land Register of the State of Nevada for the
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare Virginia City Premiere ribbon679 - Rare Virginia City Premiere ribbon
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Never before seen by Fred Holabird! Ribbon has black script on yellow material. Virginia City Premiere / Nevada Celebrates Virginia City and Reno / Ma
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p******6 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Two Virginia City prints from Jean de Strelecki and an iconic drawing.680 - Two Virginia City prints from Jean de Strelecki and an iconic drawing.
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1-2) Strelecki prints from Virginia City. Original art was done in 1927 and 1928. Strelecki was born in Poland and resided in Paris, New York, and Lo
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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William T. Eaves medallion Pattern Silver Spoon.681 - William T. Eaves medallion Pattern Silver Spoon.
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New Discovery William T. Eaves medallion Pattern Silver Spoon. Circa 1868-1870. Offered here are two tea spoons in Medallion pattern, one marked ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o*u for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Panorama of Virginia City Stereoview682 - Panorama of Virginia City Stereoview
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This stereoview features a lookback on the Comstock. The stereoview was a part of of the Wakins' New Series. Both the photographs measure 3.05&q...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e**********t for (90.00 + 17.55) x 1 = 107.55
 
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Stereoview of Virginia City Looking East683 - Stereoview of Virginia City Looking East
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This is an early view of the Comstock. The photographer is identified as Lawrence & Houseworth Opticians, Importers of Stereoscopic Goods, San F...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to e**********t for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Virginia City Water Bond Certificate684 - Virginia City Water Bond Certificate
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Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company. Bond No. 6. $1000 in gold coin issued to N. Lernning (?) or Bearer. Signed by Mayor J.S. Kaneen & Clerk J....
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to L*****1 for (55.00 + 10.73) x 1 = 65.73
 
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Gordon Harris personal silver and silver & gold belt buckles685 - Gordon Harris personal silver and silver & gold belt buckles
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From the Gordon Harris estate. Lot of 2. 1) Front: "Nevada White Hats 1943" on top, "Gordon Harris 1944" on bottom, raised cowbo...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to L*****1 for (852.00 + 166.14) x 1 = 1,018.14
 
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Harris Estate Silver Belt Buckle w/$20 gold coin piece686 - Harris Estate Silver Belt Buckle w/$20 gold coin piece
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From the Gordon Harris estate. A personal, custom-made silver belt buckle with an 1899 $20 U.S. gold coin, gold overlay on buckle, and four diamonds.
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to R*******8 for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
 
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Three Western belts w/ silver buckles687 - Three Western belts w/ silver buckles
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Great lot of 3. 1) Two women's Western leather belts with silver buckles. One has smaller silver plates with sheep and flower engravings. No mak...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********4 for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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Two ledgers for Reno druggist NE Wilson c. 1890s688 - Two ledgers for Reno druggist NE Wilson c. 1890s
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Lot of 2 notebooks. 1) Cover: Laboratory Notes. Nat. E. Wilson. Bayonne City, New Jersey. Begins in Jan. 1891. Last entry in June 1895. Most pages in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Glass Lantern Geology Slides Assortment689 - Glass Lantern Geology Slides Assortment
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Glass lantern slides, possibly from a UNR Geology class, as these were found in Reno. Approx. 350 slides, mostly from rural Nevada and the Comstock,
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to a****a for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Glass Lantern Geology Slides Collection690 - Glass Lantern Geology Slides Collection
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Glass lantern slides, probably from UNR Geology class, as these were found in Reno. Approx. 500 slides, including such categories as Seismology &...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to a****a for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Reno Stereoviews691 - Reno Stereoviews
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This is a lot of 2 images of the bridge overlooking the Truckee River. The stereoviews were produced by the Keystone View Company. Both photographs me
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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White Pine County, Nevada Deputy Sheriff Badge692 - White Pine County, Nevada Deputy Sheriff Badge
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Belonged to William T. O'Neil. Has state seal in middle. No markings on back. O'Neil was a representative from White Pine County in the Neva...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to S*****8 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Brunswick Mills Stereoview693 - Brunswick Mills Stereoview
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The stereoview was taken along the Carson River. Wakins' New Series. Both the photographs measure 3.05" x 3.05" while the matte measur...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 600.00
Sold to R******1 for (125.00 + 24.38) x 1 = 149.38
 
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1888 framed map of Nevada694 - 1888 framed map of Nevada
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No Mineral County. No Clark County. No Pershing County. The cities in the boldest print are Belmont, Hamilton, Elko, Stillwater, etc. Rand McNally.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to M*********n for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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1891 Nevada Legislature Broadside695 - 1891 Nevada Legislature Broadside
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Hard to find. 28" x 21". Includes William Stewart, J P Jones, Charles Belknap, Russell Colcord, Orvis Ring, Lem Allen, George Nixon, Willi...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1910 Nevada Republican nominees broadside696 - 1910 Nevada Republican nominees broadside
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Very Rare. 31 1/2" x 24". Complete slate featuring George Nixon, Tasker Oddie, EE Roberts (Reno's famous pro-alcohol Mayor during proh...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1918 Nevada Legislative group photo697 - 1918 Nevada Legislative group photo
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40" x 10". Bright and sharp. Includes first female member of the Nevada legislature, Sadie Hurst (R-Washoe), elected to Assembly in 1918. ...
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Bixby Huffman Cattle Company sealer698 - Bixby Huffman Cattle Company sealer
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Unusual Nevada seal. Fred Bixby was well known for his Santa Barbara Ranch, but there is no Internet indication that he ran cattle in Nevada?
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 3***6 for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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c1952 Nevada Highway Patrol (etc.) ledger699 - c1952 Nevada Highway Patrol (etc.) ledger
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Expense account for Highway Patrol, Driver's License Division, Motor Vehicle Division, and Safety Division.City: County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to S*****8 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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