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Two Bodie Billheads incl. the Bodie Brewery

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Mining Start Price:75.00 USD Estimated At:150.00 - 300.00 USD
Two Bodie Billheads incl. the Bodie Brewery
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Lot of 2. Both are rare, but have condition issues. 1) Extremely rare pictorial billhead for the Bodie Brewery operated by Nicholas Carion, Manufacturer of Beer, Porter, and Ale, South Main Street. Vignette at upper left of beer barrels, crates, and cigar boxes. Dateline: Bodie, Cal., January 10th, 1892. Bill for 20 gallons of beer sold to the Miners Union. Could this have been the bill for a New Years celebration 10 days before? Reverse has signatures of Jas. Borland and an illegible name. Printer: Bodie Miner Job Pr. Condition: very poor. Heavy soiling, toning, two spindle holes, water damage, rough right and left edges, and portions of another document glued to the back. Even with these condition issues, billheads from Bodie are tough to come by, and this one is a true rarity! 2) W.E. Reading, General Merchandise. Dateline Bodie, Cal. March 4th, 1895. Bill for oil to Rosamund, Kuhn & Co. (?) Red print. Condition: large bottom left corner cut off, as well as sections in the upper right. Punch hole, heavy staining. Reading established his store in 1892. The Bodie postoffice was located inside the store, and Reading became postmaster of Bodie beginning in 1898. State: California City: Bodie Date: 1892 & 1895 HWAC# 78657