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
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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

AUCTION LOCATION
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Reno, NV 89511
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Pictorial Lash's Bitters Advertising Pieces1505 - Pictorial Lash's Bitters Advertising Pieces
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Cover/puzzle. Front has information printed upside down. Back is red and blue puzzle for children. 2-3) Two yellow envelopes with Large advertising
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a*******s for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Bertin & Lepori wine, liquor, and cigars1506 - Bertin & Lepori wine, liquor, and cigars
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1) Billhead and SP shipping receipt both dated August 22, 1902. Bill is for Vichy Water (from Vichy Springs, Napa County) and 500 Gloria McKinley ciga
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Braunschweiger liquor merchants1507 - Braunschweiger liquor merchants
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Lot of two includes a pictorial billhead and a Southern Pacific shipping receipt. Both pieces are dated February 17, 1894 and go together. Ordered thr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to m*******2 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Carten McCarthy Wholesale Liquor Merchants billhead1508 - Carten McCarthy Wholesale Liquor Merchants billhead
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Lot of two. Both from same correspondence. One is a bill for Castlewood Crown Bourbon and the other is a thank you with a rail shipping marking on the
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Chicago Brewing Company pictorial billheads and cover1509 - Chicago Brewing Company pictorial billheads and cover
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3 casks of Chicago Lager and one of Fredericksburg Lager. Unused return envelope with nice corner trademark in blue and yellow.City: San
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to L*****1 for (70.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 83.65
 
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Coblentz Jewell whiskey papers1510 - Coblentz Jewell whiskey papers
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Lot of 6. 1) John T. Bowman overstamped with Coblentz & Pike billhead. 1892. 2) Felix Coblentz & Co. billhead. 1909. 3) Red ink Coblentz, Pi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m*******2 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Dallemand & Company CREAM PURE RYE1511 - Dallemand & Company CREAM PURE RYE
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Three billheads with logo. One 1895 cancelled envelope with nicely colored trade mark (nice postal history piece). One billhead without trade mark. D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8******a for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Enterprise Brewing Company1512 - Enterprise Brewing Company
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Seven pieces. One pictorial billhead, two different billheads, three receipts, and one SP shipping receipt. The Enterprise Brewery started in 1892 and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Fenkhausen & Co. liquor merchants1513 - Fenkhausen & Co. liquor merchants
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Lot of one card with list of merchandise and five billheads - four different. All pink. Sole agents for W. H. Spears Company of Kentucky.Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*******2 for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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Four cigar billheads1514 - Four cigar billheads
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1) 1894 William Cluff letterhead. Frank Mitchler is overdue in his payment. 2) 1902 Harrold Cigar Company billhead. 3-4) Pond & Smith billheads....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (20.00 + 3.90) x 1 = 23.90
 
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John Wieland Brewery billhead and envelope1515 - John Wieland Brewery billhead and envelope
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Nice pair! Pictorial billhead with accounting to Frank Mitchler c/o Mr. Milton. Envelope with corner advertising. Torn roughly at right and stained.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to L*****1 for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Kolb & Denhard "Canteen" and "Nonpareil" rye and bourbon1516 - Kolb & Denhard "Canteen" and "Nonpareil" rye and bourbon
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Two billheads with an elk pictorial. Both issued the same day. One is for Ginger Brandy! Located at 417 Montgomery StreetCity: San Franc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********e for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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Lash's Bitters with dramatic pictorial!1517 - Lash's Bitters with dramatic pictorial!
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Pictorial is of a nude Roman spearing a lion from a horse. Preprinted with Lash's Kidney & Liver Bitters, Baldwin's Celery Pepsin & ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to L*****1 for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Louis Taussig P. Morville's Old Bourbon billhead and shipping receipt1518 - Louis Taussig P. Morville's Old Bourbon billhead and shipping receipt
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This particular shipment was for Zinfandel. Both pieces go together. The Taussig Co. became one of the largest wholesale outfits in the west, eventual
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8******a for (20.00 + 3.90) x 1 = 23.90
 
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Mau, Sadler & Co. fine cigar and whiskeys1519 - Mau, Sadler & Co. fine cigar and whiskeys
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"OLD HARVEST HOME" always safe to use, whether to make mirth at the banquet board, or give comfort in the hushed chamber of the sick."...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a*******d for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Moore Hunt & Co. 1891 billhead with pictorial envelope1520 - Moore Hunt & Co. 1891 billhead with pictorial envelope
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What a great set! The letter is asking Mr. Mitchler of Murphys, California to pay up. They are "very much in need of money." Envelope ripp...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8******a for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Moore Hunt & Company paper1521 - Moore Hunt & Company paper
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Four billheads (five different). One letterhead. One unused envelope. The letter is announcing the death of Mr. Hunt and requesting friends to help wi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to M*********n for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Pictorial Bourbon Bottle on Seegelken & Buckner billhead1522 - Pictorial Bourbon Bottle on Seegelken & Buckner billhead
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Also agents of Summit Park Vineyards of Santa Rosa.City: San FranciscoCounty: San FranciscoState: CA
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 8******a for (45.00 + 8.78) x 1 = 53.78
 
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Rosenblatt "California Wines and Brandies" covers1523 - Rosenblatt "California Wines and Brandies" covers
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1) 1892 advertising corner mailed to Frank Mitchler in Murphys. Staining on front and a very good Murphys cancel on back. 2) Unused full pictorial cov
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Rosenblatt wine billheads and envelopes1524 - Rosenblatt wine billheads and envelopes
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Three papers: Pictorial "California Wine Products" billhead, 1892 receipt for $7.00, and a SP shipping receipt. Three envelopes: very nice...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8******a for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Savage Commercial Kentucky Whiskey1525 - Savage Commercial Kentucky Whiskey
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Six pieces addressed to Frank Mitchler of the Murphys Hotel. 1) Receipt for Criterion Whiskey, 2-3) Billheads for Whiskey, 4) Letter to Mitchler, 5) S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9****J for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Shea, Bocqueraz & Company Tea Cup Whiskey Group One1526 - Shea, Bocqueraz & Company Tea Cup Whiskey Group One
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Eight items. 1891 billhead advertising TEA CUP WHISKEY. Vignette of barrels of whiskey. To Mitchler at Murphys. 1898 letter also to Mitchler. Please p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8******a for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Shea, Bocqueraz & Company Tea Cup Whiskey Group Two1527 - Shea, Bocqueraz & Company Tea Cup Whiskey Group Two
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Three similar billheads. Two are for TEA CUP WHISKEY to Frank Mitchler in Murphys. One is for Golden Bourbon.City: San Francisco
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8******a for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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Spruance, Stanley & Company African Stomach Bitters1528 - Spruance, Stanley & Company African Stomach Bitters
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Billhead with matching return envelope. Notice the spectacular celebrated AFRICAN STOMACH BITTERS pictorial. Bill is for African Bitters. The Spruance
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to L*****1 for (70.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 83.65
 
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Standard Matthews Bros. Co. SODA WATER1529 - Standard Matthews Bros. Co. SODA WATER
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Two letterheads, one billhead, and one SP shipping receipt.City: San FranciscoCounty: San FranciscoState: CA
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to L*****1 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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The Chicago Brewery of San Francisco (1)1530 - The Chicago Brewery of San Francisco (1)
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4 different billheads and two company receipts. All for Frank Mitchler and the Mitchler Hotel in Murphys.City: San FranciscoCo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (525.00 + 102.38) x 1 = 627.38
 
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The Chicago Brewery of San Francisco (2)1531 - The Chicago Brewery of San Francisco (2)
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5 billheads. Three different.City: San FranciscoCounty: San FranciscoState: CADate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to L*****1 for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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The Chicago Brewery of San Francisco (3)1532 - The Chicago Brewery of San Francisco (3)
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2 covers (one illustrated), 2 receipts (one says San Francisco Brewery), one Southern Pacific Company billhead, and 2 different billheads.Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (1,350.00 + 263.25) x 1 = 1,613.25
 
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Three whiskey covers1533 - Three whiskey covers
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1) Moore, Hunt, & Co. Unused return envelope. 404 Front Street, San Francisco. 2) Wichman, Litgen & Co. 318 Clay Street, San Francisco. 1902...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to m*******2 for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Two different Coblentz envelopes1534 - Two different Coblentz envelopes
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Sole agents of Jewell Whiskeys stamped on back.City: San FranciscoCounty: San FranciscoState: CADa
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two San Francisco whiskey postal cards1535 - Two San Francisco whiskey postal cards
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1) VERY COLORFUL (gold and red) Old Gilt Edge Bourbon advertisement on a Wichman, Lutgen, & Co. postal card. 2) Roth & Co. wholesale liquor ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Weil Brothers & Sons billheads and envelope1536 - Weil Brothers & Sons billheads and envelope
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Lot of six. Four billheads, one with SP shipping receipt, and one corner advertising envelope. See photo for condition. The Weil brothers David, Josep
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Weil Brothers & Sons wines and liquors1537 - Weil Brothers & Sons wines and liquors
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Lot of four. 1) 1898 Liberty Bell pictorial billhead for Liberty Bell Bourbon. 2) Earlier billhead with barrel pictorial and trademark. 3-4) Two diffe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Weil Brothers Nonpareil Bourbon1538 - Weil Brothers Nonpareil Bourbon
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Billhead with picture of wooden barrels. Reverse has a green Nonpareil O.P. S. Bourbon advertisement.City: San FranciscoCounty
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Colorized Nude Cards1539 - Colorized Nude Cards
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This is a lot of 3. Two of the post cards have been used for writing on the back. It appears that they were mailed to a sweetheart. The notes read
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Famous Topless Bay Area Post Cards1540 - Famous Topless Bay Area Post Cards
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Lot of 13 post cards featuring the lovely ladies of San Francisco's topless clubs. The clubs and ladies featured are; 3 post cards from Off Broa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to L*****1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Lombardi Wine Co. Letterheads and Billheads1541 - Lombardi Wine Co. Letterheads and Billheads
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This is a lot of 8 pieces dating from 1918-1919. 3 of the 4 letters are written in Italian, the other is written in English. The English written lette
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to j******d for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Palace Hotel Restaurant Menu and Wine List1542 - Palace Hotel Restaurant Menu and Wine List
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Menu and wine list for May 11, 1887. The first two pages of the menu provide a list of various foods, while that last page lists several wines includi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to v****8 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Roth & Co. Document Collection1543 - Roth & Co. Document Collection
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This lot has 8 pieces of San Francisco history! These documents date from May 21, 1908 to April 13, 1911. There are 6 billheads and 2 receipts for pu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********e for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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San Francisco Wine Lists and Dinner Menu Group1544 - San Francisco Wine Lists and Dinner Menu Group
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This is a great lot for all you bay area collectors out there! This lot consists of 4 different menus. 1) Café Jupiter wine list. Located at 14...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to L*****1 for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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Spreckels Rotisserie Wine List1545 - Spreckels Rotisserie Wine List
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Spreckels Rotisserie was a fabulous place to have lunch back in 1900 San Francisco. It was located on the 15th floor of the Call Building. Visitors co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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West Coast Distillery Co. Group1546 - West Coast Distillery Co. Group
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This is a lot of 3 pieces. 1) Business card for Joseph M. Armelli. 2) & 3) are unused stocks for the West Coast Distillery Co. They are stock no...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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E. May & Company (Stockton) Occidental Bourbon1547 - E. May & Company (Stockton) Occidental Bourbon
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Three billheads - all different. Includes an unused return envelope. Sold to Frank Mitchler of the Murphys Hotel just up the road from Stockton.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Kohlberg & Cavagnaro liquor dealers1548 - Kohlberg & Cavagnaro liquor dealers
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4 pieces. Three different billheads and an unused envelope. Manitou Mineral Water and Manitou Ginger Champagne. One billhead has condition issues - se
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Red Mountain Vineyards, Knight's Ferry1549 - Red Mountain Vineyards, Knight's Ferry
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Two billheads (to Lane and Mitchler), letter, and 1893 corner advertising envelope. One bill, the letter, and the envelope are from the same group. En
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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Senator Leland Stanford's Vina Distillery Broadside1550 - Senator Leland Stanford's Vina Distillery Broadside
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Leland Stanford acquired some land in Tehama County and he built it into the Great Vina Ranch. In 1955 it came into the hands of Trappist Monks. Very
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****U for (550.00 + 107.25) x 1 = 657.25
 
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Tokay/Lodi Wine Carnival Ephemera c.19071551 - Tokay/Lodi Wine Carnival Ephemera c.1907
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Lot of 11. 1) Two very rare photo postcards of the carnival queen. Two different views. Both were mailed in 1907. Before the carnival, the queen (Quee
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to b********h.. for (140.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 167.30
 
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14 whiskey/liquor billheads1552 - 14 whiskey/liquor billheads
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Mostly San Francisco. Roth & Co., Dallemand, Shea Becquerez, Wichman & Lutgen, Savage Commercial Kentucky Whiskey, Coblentz, James Woodburn ...
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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Anheuser- Busch Real Photo Post Cards1553 - Anheuser- Busch Real Photo Post Cards
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This lot is perfect for any brewery collector! This is a lot of 2 great RPCs that feature the Anheuser- Busch name. 1) RPC of the Hotel Western, in Tr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*****1 for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Beringer Winery Postcard Group1554 - Beringer Winery Postcard Group
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Lot of 15. One of the best postcard lots for wineries. 1) Four early lithos (c.1906-1913). Two duplicate pairs. First pair: great image of horse-drawn
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********e for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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