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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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,
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Lake Tahoe Casino Tokens Collection1947 - Lake Tahoe Casino Tokens Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 78 gaming tokens from Tahoe casinos: Bills, Biltmore (13), Caesars (2), Crystal Bay (3), DelWebb Sahara (2 including one error), Harvey's...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******t for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Lake Tahoe Gaming Chips Collection1948 - Lake Tahoe Gaming Chips Collection
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Mix of commemorative and floor chips. Lot of 111. 1)Lot of 50 $5 casino chips from Tahoe casinos commemorating various special events. Casinos represe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c******k for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Virginia City Casino Tokens Collection1949 - Virginia City Casino Tokens Collection
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Lot of 135 gaming tokens from Virginia City. Tokens from the world-famous Bucket of Blood Saloon and the Delta Saloon.City: Virginia Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to M*********n for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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Reno Commemorative Gaming Chip Collection1950 - Reno Commemorative Gaming Chip Collection
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An impressive collection of Reno commemorative gaming chips from closed and currently-open casinos. Lot of 210. Casinos include: Atlantis, Cal-Neva, D
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Reno/Sparks Casino Tokens Collection1951 - Reno/Sparks Casino Tokens Collection
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Lot of 96 one-dollar tokens from various Reno and Sparks casinos such as Cal-Neva, Colonial, Peppermill, Pioneer, Sands, Speakeasy, and others.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to o*u for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Nevada Casino Tokens Mixed Lot1952 - Nevada Casino Tokens Mixed Lot
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Lot of 110 casino tokens from Nevada towns such as Beatty, Elko, Carson, Verdi, Henderson, Mesquite, Lovelock, Fernley, Hawthorne, Laughlin, Jean, and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******t for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Nevada Denomination Gaming Chips Variety Group1953 - Nevada Denomination Gaming Chips Variety Group
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Lot of 48. Most are commemorative chips. From Reno: Hilton (eleven $25 chips (Hot August Nights, Air Races, Street Vibrations), Mapes (3 different sty
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rural Nevada Commemorative Gaming Chips Group1954 - Rural Nevada Commemorative Gaming Chips Group
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Lot of 180+ chips. Commemorative gaming chips from smaller towns in Nevada (not Vegas or Reno). Towns include: Boulder City, Carson City, Fallon, Spar
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
 
 
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Casino Chip Case and Felt Table Cover1955 - Casino Chip Case and Felt Table Cover
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Two neat casino items. Both would go great with any of our gaming chip/token lots! 1) Metal chip case with glass lid. Gold color. Sturdy. Comes with k
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gaming Chips Variety Group One1956 - Gaming Chips Variety Group One
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Lot of 500. A mix of mostly floor chips with some commemorative chips. Casinos may be closed or still open. Many denominations: 25 cent, 50 cent, $1,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c******k for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Gaming Chips Variety Group Two1957 - Gaming Chips Variety Group Two
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Lot of 500. A mix of mostly floor chips with some commemorative chips. Casinos may be closed or still open. Many denominations: 25 cent, 50 cent, $1,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c******k for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Gaming Chips Variety Group Three1958 - Gaming Chips Variety Group Three
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Lot of 500. A mix of mostly floor chips with some commemorative chips. Casinos may be closed or still open. Many denominations: 25 cent, 50 cent, $1,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c******k for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Gaming Chips Variety Group Four1959 - Gaming Chips Variety Group Four
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Lot of 332. A mix of mostly floor chips with some commemorative chips. Casinos may be closed or still open. Many denominations: 25 cent, 50 cent, $1,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 330.00 - 660.00
Sold to c******k for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Gaming Oddball Group: Oversized, Irregular Shapes1960 - Gaming Oddball Group: Oversized, Irregular Shapes
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Lot of 142. Oversized metal tokens, octagonal shapes, unusual denominations (5,000, 100,000, etc.). Plus tokens from Colorado (9), Connecticut (6), So
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c******k for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Indian and Non-Nevada Commemorative Gaming Chips Mixed Lot1961 - Indian and Non-Nevada Commemorative Gaming Chips Mixed Lot
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Lot of 177. Huge group of commemorative $5 gaming chips from mostly California Indian casinos, with other states represented. Commemorating events lik
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Casino Post Cards Group1962 - Casino Post Cards Group
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Lot of 31: Colorized Casino cards, all from various Casinos such as the El Cortez, The Alladin, Hotel Sahara, The Golden Nugget, Hotel Last Frontier,
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Las Vegas Casinos Match Book Collection1963 - Las Vegas Casinos Match Book Collection
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Lot of 20: an eclectic mix of colorful casino matchbooks (no matches inside) from several notable LV landmarks, such as the Mint, the El Cortez, the S
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Clark County Post Cards1964 - Clark County Post Cards
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1) Benny Binion's Horseshoe Club: Atom Bomb Blasts. 2) Two Pioneer Club with Atom Bomb Blast imposed. One is trimmed. 3) Two newer Nevada Test S...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Las Vegas Casinos B&W Photo Post Cards Group1965 - Las Vegas Casinos B&W Photo Post Cards Group
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Lot of 22: this interesting group contains 7 cards from the Hotel Last Frontier, and 15 from the famous Horseshoe Casino's Million Dollar displa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s*****l for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Las Vegas Casinos B&W Photo Post Cards Group1966 - Las Vegas Casinos B&W Photo Post Cards Group
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Lot of 13: photo cards from such Casinos as the Lady Luck(6), the Nevada Club, the El Rancho, the Pioneer Club (4) and a general gaming card. All are
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to s*****l for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Las Vegas Casinos Color Post Card Group1967 - Las Vegas Casinos Color Post Card Group
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Lot of 17: this group has some duplicates, and are from such notable Hotel-Casinos as the Flamingo (2), the Horseshoe, the El Cortez (4), the El Ranch
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Las Vegas Post Cards Group1968 - Las Vegas Post Cards Group
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Lot of 35: Colorized cards from all over Las Vegas, featuring the Church of the West at the Hotel Last Frontier, Santa Anita Turf Club, Hotel Elwell,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*****1 for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Las Vegas Tourist Post Cards Group1969 - Las Vegas Tourist Post Cards Group
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Lot of 16: (8) "Greeting From Las Vegas" cards, (3) from the "Hitching Post Wedding Chapel," (2) from Diamond Jim's NV Club,...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sal Sageu Hotel Post Card Group1970 - Sal Sageu Hotel Post Card Group
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Lot of 10: these unusual cards also advertise for the El Trouatore Arizona Autrel Court Hotel in Kingman, AZ. This group has multiples of 3, for each
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two Fremont Street post cards: One with Cancel1971 - Two Fremont Street post cards: One with Cancel
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1) Fremont Street toward railroad depot with fire in background. Cancelled Las Vegas. Ben can hardly wait to leave Vegas. 2) Fremont Street from Depot
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to s*****l for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Early Las Vegas Street Scenes1972 - Early Las Vegas Street Scenes
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This is a lot of 5 RPCs featuring a look back at Fremont Street in the early 1950s. 1) Possibly the oldest post card in the group, it looks to be date
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Early RPC's of Fremont Street1973 - Early RPC's of Fremont Street
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This is a lot of 3 early real photo post cards of Fremont Street. The photographer is identified as Oakes. Several of the signs of can be seen, includ
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to s*****l for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Las Vegas Chrome Post Card Collection1974 - Las Vegas Chrome Post Card Collection
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Las Vegas, Nevada has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Films, T.V. Shows, and celebrities have made Sin City the perf
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Start Price : 450.00 | Estimates : 900.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Las Vegas Gaming Interiors and Exteriors Postcard1975 - Las Vegas Gaming Interiors and Exteriors Postcard
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Lot of 55. Large, diverse postcard group representing eleven casinos. 1) California Club. One chrome card of interior section with slot machines, a wh
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Palisade Canyon Railroad Post and Playing Cards1976 - Palisade Canyon Railroad Post and Playing Cards
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This is a lot of three post cards and four playing cards show the same image of a train traveling through Palisade first gained notoriety when a serie
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Virginia City, NV Gaming Interior Scenes1977 - Virginia City, NV Gaming Interior Scenes
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Lot of 8. 1) Very rare RPPC of interior of The Silver Stope with a Caille's Twin Centaur slot machine on the counter. Unused. 2) RPPC of the Cry...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e********t for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Bank Club, Cal-Neva, Harold's Club, Monte Carlo, and Nevada Club Group1978 - Bank Club, Cal-Neva, Harold's Club, Monte Carlo, and Nevada Club Group
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Lot of 18. Fabulous group of postcards from the famous early Reno clubs. 1) Bank Club lot. Three RPPC interiors. Two show the same view, both unused.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Palace Club and Other Reno Casino Interiors1979 - Palace Club and Other Reno Casino Interiors
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Lot of 10. 1) Chrome exterior shot of Palace Club at night. Unused. Light soiling and card bends in center. 2) Four generic gaming postcards. One is a
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Playing Card Postcards with Family Scenes1980 - Playing Card Postcards with Family Scenes
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Lot of 4. c. 1939-1950s. 1) RPPC of view of N. Virginia Street looking north. Harold's Club sign is centered. Other visible signs are The Nevada...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two Owl Club Gaming Interiors Reno, NV1981 - Two Owl Club Gaming Interiors Reno, NV
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Lot of 2. Very rare RPPCs of interior gaming scenes at Owl Club. 1) View of group standing around a roulette table. Definitely 1930s fashion! Caption
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Misc. Nevada Gaming including Carson, Goldfield, and Tahoe1982 - Misc. Nevada Gaming including Carson, Goldfield, and Tahoe
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Lot of 10. Eclectic group. 1) RPPC of Club Room at the Cal-Neva. Room is empty in picture, but well-lit and elegant. Unused. 2) Chrome card of Cal-Nev
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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"Dad Lee" Old Route 40 Trading Post c. 19361983 - "Dad Lee" Old Route 40 Trading Post c. 1936
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Great RPPC of "Dad Lee" standing in front of a makeshift casino. Card mailed in 1936. Sender notes to his mother that he passes "this...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Harold's Club Street Scenes Reno, NV1984 - Harold's Club Street Scenes Reno, NV
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Lot of 4. c. 1939-1950s. 1) RPPC of view of N. Virginia Street looking north. Harold's Club sign is centered. Other visible signs are The Nevada...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Palace Gambling House Fire Reno, NV1985 - Palace Gambling House Fire Reno, NV
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Wonderful, rare RPPC of the Palace Gambling House fire of March 1, 1909. Card has caption that reads: "Burning of Largest Gambling House in the...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r**z for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Palace Gambling House Ruins Reno, NV1986 - Palace Gambling House Ruins Reno, NV
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Very rare unused RPPC of the aftermath of the Palace Gambling fire of 1909. Card has caption that reads: "Palace Gambling House Ruins. RENO NEV...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to r**z for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Reno Gaming/Street Casino Scenes1987 - Reno Gaming/Street Casino Scenes
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Lot of 3. Great group that all feature the "Biggest Little City" sign. 1) RPPC of daytime Virginia St. scene looking south. Great image of...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Three Early Reno Gaming Interiors1988 - Three Early Reno Gaming Interiors
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Lot of 3. 1) The first is an RPPC of an interior gaming scene in The Northern Club. Card was mailed in 1932. The writer has written in marker on the f
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Children and Animals Playing Cards Postcard Group1989 - Children and Animals Playing Cards Postcard Group
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Lot of 7. 1) Two unused postcards of bears playing cards; one early German and one with modern proverbs. 2) Two unused postcards of dogs gambling; one
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Early Gaming Interiors c. 1906-19101990 - Early Gaming Interiors c. 1906-1910
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Lot of 5. 1) Early Prescott, Arizona card stamped Prescott 1909. Front of card depicts an interior gaming scene. Caption reads: "'In Days G...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to a**********5 for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Foreign and Generic Gaming Grab Bag1991 - Foreign and Generic Gaming Grab Bag
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Lot of 9. 1) Two foreign gaming postcards for Dieppe and depict very early (Victorian?) gaming scenes. 2) Two Monte Carlo pieces. A chrome card of an
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Juarez, Mexico Gaming Interior c. 19201992 - Juarez, Mexico Gaming Interior c. 1920
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Rare RPPC of gaming scene at Monte Carlo, Juarez, Mexico. Photo shows men in suits and cowboy hats playing roulette. Is that Pancho Villa in the backg
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****u for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Mining Camp Dice and Card Games1993 - Mining Camp Dice and Card Games
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Lot of 2. Duo of very unique Western scenes. 1) Early postcard of group of cowboys playing a card game inside on the floor while a man with a rifle su
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Playing Card Postcards with Horoscopes1994 - Playing Card Postcards with Horoscopes
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Lot of 8. Very unique group. 1) Six postcards (c1939) labeled Men's Card that feature horoscopes underneath drawings of eight-card hands. All ho...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Romantic and Foreign Playing Card Postcard Group1995 - Romantic and Foreign Playing Card Postcard Group
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Lot of 10. 1) Six early postcards (dated 1908-1911), five used, that have a romantic and gaming theme. All feature playing cards on the front. One wri
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co. Post Card1996 - Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co. Post Card
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This is a lot of 5 early post cards mailed to the Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co. Expect for some small marks, there is very little wea...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to g****v for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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