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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Winchester Repeating Arms Post Cards1997 - Winchester Repeating Arms Post Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 post cards featuring various views of the famous gun manufacturer. 3 of the post cards have been used, but 2 are blank. The post cards have s
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Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to g****v for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Remington Post Cards1998 - Remington Post Cards
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This is a lot of 12 post cards and other ephemera centered around the Remington Arms and Ammunition Co. 1-4) are post cards that feature the image of
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to g****v for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Jackson, CA Cover w/ Bear Vignette 18971999 - Jackson, CA Cover w/ Bear Vignette 1897
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1897. Nice cover from Jackson, CA advertising Admission Day '97. Left has mining scene vignette with a bear (colored brown) beneath. Two-cent st...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to d********9 for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Bodie Railway & Lumber Company Cover2000 - Bodie Railway & Lumber Company Cover
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Light Bodie strike and the stamp has been cut out. Still, it is the Bodie Railway & Lumber Company! c1870's.City: BodieCounty:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6*****b for (45.00 + 8.78) x 1 = 53.78
 
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Graniteville, Nevada County, California cover2001 - Graniteville, Nevada County, California cover
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May 8, 1892. Stamps are hand cancelled. Written on envelope is "Water Accounts and Ditch Time for April of 1892." Addressed to Mr. Millen ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Marysville Wells Fargo Cover2002 - Marysville Wells Fargo Cover
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Light, but very readable GREEN strike. 1873 date is confirmed by writing on envelope. To the famous San Francisco hatters - the Muessdorfer Brothers.
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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California Postal History and Billhead Collection!2003 - California Postal History and Billhead Collection!
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Lot of 17 covers each with contents! 1) John T. Long, 1908, San Francisco. With unofficial GUSCETTI RANCH, LOYALTON P. O. cancel. 2) Indian Board of E
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****l for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains2004 - Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains
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Lot of 9 covers each with contents. 1&2) L. A. Braden, Quincy sheriff with summons. 1921. 3) US Department of Agriculture, Nevada City, 1916 wit...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Watson & Newell Advertising Company2005 - Watson & Newell Advertising Company
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Watson & Newell silversmiths advertising cover with a large 'New York spoon running across the cover. Addressed to A. T. Hoyt of Moravia, Ne...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Legal Mercantile Union advertising cover2006 - Legal Mercantile Union advertising cover
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"A reporting company THAT INSURES FROM LOSS." Oval Boston cancel!City: BostonCounty: State: MADate
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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2 Eagleville, Churchill, Nevada2007 - 2 Eagleville, Churchill, Nevada
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R-4, Post office was open from 1889 to 1913. 1) 1898 light but easily readable strike. From A. Woodruff of Eagleville. Target killers. 2) Strong 1906.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to g****v for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Fairview Colorized Hand Drawn Post Card2008 - Fairview Colorized Hand Drawn Post Card
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February 12, 1907. Doane '1'. The Monarch Building High Grade Cigars could be "The Monarch Bar and Club Room" (Polk, 1907). The Fa...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to o*u for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Lot Withdrawn2009 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn2010 - Lot Withdrawn
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1894 Carlin Double Circle Cancel with a Corner Cover2011 - 1894 Carlin Double Circle Cancel with a Corner Cover
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Railroad Hotel, Mrs. L Cozzens, proprietor. From Jimmie Dunphy to his mother Mrs. William Dunphy in San Francisco. Jimmie was a rancher and the letter
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s*****l for (190.00 + 37.05) x 1 = 227.05
 
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Elko cover with a Mining Letter Written from Lone Mountain2012 - Elko cover with a Mining Letter Written from Lone Mountain
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1909 letter from Charlie to his mother. "Going to the station in the morning." "…are putting in the time we can in the tunnel are in ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to s*****l for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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Buena Vista, Esmeralda, Nevada2013 - Buena Vista, Esmeralda, Nevada
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R-6. Strong 1909 strike on a post card. Note reads, "Am here in camp now. Will be here for perhaps several months. This is fine country, but ra...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1907 Columbia, Nevada Post Mark on Printed Post Card2014 - 1907 Columbia, Nevada Post Mark on Printed Post Card
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R-4. "The Joshua Palm is the only tree that grows here!" March 30, 1907.City: ColumbiaCounty: EsmeraldaState:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Welch & Tune RPPC of Columbia Nevada2015 - Welch & Tune RPPC of Columbia Nevada
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Looking West. Includes a 1908 Goldfield cancel. Sender is staying in the "New Goldfield Hotel." Looking West. Includes a 1908 Goldfield ca...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to c*********p for (80.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 95.60
 
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National, Humboldt, Nevada2016 - National, Humboldt, Nevada
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R-5 on an Easter post card. April 14, 1911. Cancel goes through stamp, but all the letters of "NATIONAL" clearly visible.City: National
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to F*******4 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Hawthorne, Mineral, Nevada Wells Fargo Cover2017 - Hawthorne, Mineral, Nevada Wells Fargo Cover
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Nice strike! Although Hawthorne is easy, a Hawthorne Wells Fargo is not quite as easy! Red stamp on a green 3 cent stamped envelope.City:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to j*********t for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Mineral County Cover Collection2018 - Mineral County Cover Collection
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Lot of 23: Purple Pine Grove, last day Simon, 3 Aurora (one on used envelope), 1923 weak purple Candelaria with contents (son reassures mother that he
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to i**b for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Belmont, Nye, Nevada2019 - Belmont, Nye, Nevada
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R-5. June 9, c1876. Cancel is a little light but strong. Mr. Howard passed away in 1877 and the Jefferson post office opened in 1875 so we can narrow
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to D*****4 for (55.00 + 10.73) x 1 = 65.73
 
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Candalara and Candelaria, Nevada Covers2020 - Candalara and Candelaria, Nevada Covers
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1) Candalara, c1871, R-7, Enterprise Mill & Mining Company corner advertising. Addressed to W. S. Hobart of Lake Tahoe fame. Weak strike. 2) Can...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 125.00
Sold to j*********t for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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R-7 Ione City, Nye, Nevada Cover2021 - R-7 Ione City, Nye, Nevada Cover
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Post office was open from 1865 - 1882. Target cancel. Mailed November 17th.City: Ione CityCounty: NyeState:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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2 Pine Grove, Nevada Covers and 2 Different Pine Grove Billheads2022 - 2 Pine Grove, Nevada Covers and 2 Different Pine Grove Billheads
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Rarity = 5. Cover c1908 (purple) and reply card 1899. 1901 billhead from the George Webster Acme Ranch and 191- billhead from the Pine Grove Nevada Go
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Nye County Postal History2023 - Nye County Postal History
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Lot of 18. Broken Hills, R-3 1935, Last day. Millett, R-3 top of cancel is cut off, but easily readable. Mining corner advertisements from Kansas City
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to B*****2 for (20.00 + 3.90) x 1 = 23.90
 
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2 Virginia City, Storey, Nevada Territory2024 - 2 Virginia City, Storey, Nevada Territory
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1) October 30th. Light but readable. The 'N. T." is there, but needs a magnifying glass. 2) December 18th. Top of cancel is missing on this...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to j*********t for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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47 Reno, Nevada Covers2025 - 47 Reno, Nevada Covers
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Most with corner covers and/or inserts! American Ore cc, Farmers & Merchants Bank with billhead, Espanol Hotel with bh, Wheeler sheep with bh, S...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Reno, Washoe, Nevada Air Mail Cover Collection2026 - Reno, Washoe, Nevada Air Mail Cover Collection
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Lot of 6. 1) Bonanza Air Lines First Flight A. M. 105. 1966. Never opened. 2) 1931 5c airmail stamp. From Sterling Investment Company. 3) 1938 Nationa
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Lot Withdrawn2027 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn2028 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn2029 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn2030 - Lot Withdrawn
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Three 1941 International First Flight Cover Collection2031 - Three 1941 International First Flight Cover Collection
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Pan American Airways, Inc. cover of first flight from Guam to Singapore 15105City: County: State:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 1****t for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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RPPC of a "Good Christmas Dinner" at Fairview, Nevada2032 - RPPC of a "Good Christmas Dinner" at Fairview, Nevada
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Photograph of a young donkey enjoying a little Christmas cheer from his/her mother. Shadow of man standing near photographer. "A Good Chirtmas ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to s*****l for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Rawhide Real Photo Post Card with Rawhide Cancel2033 - Rawhide Real Photo Post Card with Rawhide Cancel
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March 18, 1908. Photograph is overview of city.City: RawhideCounty: ChurchillState: NVDate:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to o*u for (45.00 + 8.78) x 1 = 53.78
 
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Three Winnemucca, Nevada real photo post cards.2034 - Three Winnemucca, Nevada real photo post cards.
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1) Second Street. 1908 Lovelocks cancel on back. 2) Court House. 1910. 3) New Hospital. 1909. Nevada Photo Company.City: Winnemucca
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Six Rhyolite and Boulder Dam Post Cards2035 - Six Rhyolite and Boulder Dam Post Cards
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One Boulder Dam, June 29, 1931. Five Rhyolite. Two general city scenes: 1906 and 1909. One 1908 photograph of a wagon in front of the John S. Cook Ban
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Round Mountain, Nevada post card "Come to Round Mountain"2036 - Round Mountain, Nevada post card "Come to Round Mountain"
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"It Can't come to you, its here to stay!" Addressed, but not stamped or cancelled.City: Round MountainCounty: Nye
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to s*****l for (15.00 + 2.93) x 1 = 17.93
 
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Four Lovelock, Nevada Real Photo Post Cards2037 - Four Lovelock, Nevada Real Photo Post Cards
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1) 1910 Lovelock winter. 2) Lee Jellum photo of train in downtown Lovelock. 3) Public and High School with children in front. 4) Building the Methodis
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 120.00
 
 
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TWO Sparks, Nevada Real Photo Southern Pacific Post Cards.2038 - TWO Sparks, Nevada Real Photo Southern Pacific Post Cards.
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These were taken on the same day at the Sparks, Nevada yards and are very similar. Most of the people SP workers are in both photographs. The engines
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s*****l for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Four Ely, Nevada Real Photo Post Cards2039 - Four Ely, Nevada Real Photo Post Cards
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1) 1908 Gallagher & Galler town scene. 2) Gallagher photo of official building. 3) Episcopal Church. 4) Murray Street. All four post cards are w...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to s*****l for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Six Reno Area Post Cards2040 - Six Reno Area Post Cards
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1) Elk's Home in Reno. 1907 Reno post mark on back. 2) 1907 Fallon high school building real photo post card. Fallon post mark on back. 3) 1907 ...
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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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Ten Nevada Post Cards2041 - Ten Nevada Post Cards
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1) Very early view of Wendover Will. 2) RPPC of 25 Ranch in Battle Mountain. 3) RPPC of Silver State Auto Court in Lovelock. 4) Ruins at Aurora. 5) Vi
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Two Post Cards with Black Children2042 - Two Post Cards with Black Children
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1) 1907. Copyright 1906 by Edw. H. Mitchell of San Francisco, California. Reno, Nevada post mark on back. Two children in large straw hats eating wate
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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4 Native American post cards2043 - 4 Native American post cards
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Three colorized: Washing clothes in hot springs at Steamboat, roasting pine nuts, and Piute Indian Camp. One black and white of a Piute Indian boy eat
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 2*****l for (20.00 + 3.90) x 1 = 23.90
 
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Large Post Card lot. All circa 19102044 - Large Post Card lot. All circa 1910
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Three patriotic, 1 farming wagons pulling hay, Union High School in Sebastopol California, Santa Rosa Avenue in Sebastopol, Walnut Park in Petaluma, H
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*******0 for (17.00 + 3.32) x 1 = 20.32
 
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Men and Their Guns RPCs2045 - Men and Their Guns RPCs
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This is great lot of 6 real photo post cards, showcasing boys and men posed with their guns. Some of the post cards have wear including small tears an
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to g****v for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Colorado Eastern Railroad Sealer2046 - Colorado Eastern Railroad Sealer
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The railroad was operated for $25 a day when revenues were only $1 a day. The railroad was afraid of losing their five million dollar franchise if the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****3 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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