Montana Big Sky & Western Americana

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Montana 'Big Sky' and Holiday Auction is a four day feast for the collector. This sale begins with a one day Montana only auction focusing on tokens and postal history. The next three days run the wide range of a traditional Holabird Auction: minerals, numismatics, Native Americana, railroadianna, mining, photographs, stock certificates, express, saloon, exposition, assay, tokens, badges, Gold Rush, etc. Heavy emphasis is placed on Colorado, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and the Western States.
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Allerdice, Beaverhead Fancy Ring Territorial Cover1000 - Allerdice, Beaverhead Fancy Ring Territorial Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) Target cancel on postal card From R. Gallagher. 1888. 2) Fancy ring 1880's cover. Blurry. Only two in Shellen & Dunn census. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Anaconda Postcard Collection1001 - Anaconda Postcard Collection
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A lot of 29 postcards in total with 6 different postal cancels. Contains a variety of street views and smelter views. Includes an insured parcel recei
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Argenta, Beaverhead Territorial Covers1002 - Argenta, Beaverhead Territorial Covers
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Lot of two. 1) Manuscript November, November 10. Fading on right hand side affects the pen cancelled stamp. 2) Double circle February 9, 1887 in magen
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
 
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Baker Postcard Collection1003 - Baker Postcard Collection
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Spectacular collection of mostly (11) early real photo postcards of street scenes and birds eye view of Baker, Montana. Seventeen postcards in total,
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*********t for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Early Bannock City, Beaverhead, Montana Cover1004 - Early Bannock City, Beaverhead, Montana Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Misspelled "Motana." Originally came with an 1869 letter according to the information with the envelope. 'MONT' struck lightly. (S...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Basin City Postcard Collection1005 - Basin City Postcard Collection
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18 total postcards. Includes two excellent real photo cards of town views, and also an 1895 returned receipt. Contains 3 different cancels. (Svoboda C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*********t for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Basin, Jefferson County, Corner Advertising Cover1006 - Basin, Jefferson County, Corner Advertising Cover
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Territorial. Cc from Schreiner & Co., General Merchandise of Wickes. Sent to TJ Conner of Virginia City. Front has a round Basin cancel and a fi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Beaver Creek, Broadwater, Fancy Ring Territorial Cover1007 - Beaver Creek, Broadwater, Fancy Ring Territorial Cover
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Only five of this fancy cancel listed in Shellen & Dunn. Nice strike, but the 'Creek" is light. (Svoboda Collection) City: Beaver Cre...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
 
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Beaverhead County Postal History Collection1008 - Beaverhead County Postal History Collection
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Lot of forty-nine. Includes an 1892 Cavandish (light strike) on a corner advertising cover for Golden Leaf, limited. Post office was only open two yea
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to m**********a for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
 
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Beaverhead County Postcard / Postal Card Collection1009 - Beaverhead County Postcard / Postal Card Collection
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57 total. Eighteen picture post cards and 3 RPC's. Best postmark is a 1912 Brenner (1910-1913). Interesting postmarks include 1909 Dewey (1894-1...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 9*****M for (180.00 + 41.40) x 1 = 221.40
 
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Bedford Territorial Covers1010 - Bedford Territorial Covers
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Lot of two. 1) Double ring magenta M. T. cancel. Number 1 in Shellen and Dunn. 2) Number 3 1882 star in circle killer. It is an order of fire works fr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Belfry, Montana Real Photo Postcard of New Railroad Depot1011 - Belfry, Montana Real Photo Postcard of New Railroad Depot
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Photo shows high contrast. A conductor stands by the train and a lone man stands on the platform. Belfry cancel is light with the bottom of the '...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to w****5 for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Belknap Unlisted Territorial Postal Card1012 - Belknap Unlisted Territorial Postal Card
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1881 circle cancel. To Powers of Fort Benton. From FORT BELKNAP! (Svoboda Collection) City: Belknap State: Montana Date: 1881 HWAC# 30930
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Belmont Strong Territorial Cancel1013 - Belmont Strong Territorial Cancel
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Magenta circle with iron cross killer. The post office was only open from 1879 to 1882. Shellen & Dunn list only five from this post office in t...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*********t for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Belt Postcard Collection1014 - Belt Postcard Collection
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11 total postcards with one genuine RPC with landscape views and contains at least 3 different cancels. (Svoboda Collection) City: Belt State: Mont
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to w****5 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Belton Postcard Collection1015 - Belton Postcard Collection
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17 total postcards, includes one RPC with a town view and contains at least 5 different cancels. (Svoboda Collection) City: Belton State: Montana
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Big Horn County Postcards / Postal Cards1016 - Big Horn County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
36 total cards. 10 RPC's, 10 picture post cards. Fabulous PC's of Hardin: 1908 main street with buggies, Acme Apartments, Sullivan Block, Cr...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m**********a for (95.00 + 21.85) x 1 = 116.85
 
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Big Timber Lot of 3 Territorial Covers1017 - Big Timber Lot of 3 Territorial Covers
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1) 1884 #2. One in Shellen & Dunn census. 2) 1885 #3 double ring / double circle on postal card. 3) 1887 #4 double ring. (Svoboda Collection) ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (180.00 + 41.40) x 1 = 221.40
 
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Big Timber Postcard Collection1018 - Big Timber Postcard Collection
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27 postcards in total including 12 real photo postcards, some that have great town views, and contains at least 4 different cancels. (Svoboda Collecti
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to m**********a for (130.00 + 29.90) x 1 = 159.90
 
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Billings Postcard Collection1019 - Billings Postcard Collection
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48 postcards in total, includes 10 real photo postcards; some of early street views. Contains about 12 different postmarks. (Svoboda Collection) Cit
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Billings, Yellowstone County, Territorial Collection - Nice Assortment1020 - Billings, Yellowstone County, Territorial Collection - Nice Assortment
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Total of five. Four different cancels. Includes one manuscript and one straight line. Most within the first year of opening. (Svoboda Collection) Ci
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Nine Billings Postal History Pieces1021 - Nine Billings Postal History Pieces
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Territorial. Lot of nine. Includes one rectangle (without the box). Yellowstone County. (Svoboda Collection) City: Billings State: Montana Date: 1
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w****5 for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Blaine County Postal History Collection1022 - Blaine County Postal History Collection
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Lot of thirteen. Includes an 1891 Lloyd (1880-1992), 1914 Little Jewell (1913-1925), 1931 Hodgeland (1928 - present), and a wonderful blue Kabo. Addre
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (95.00 + 21.85) x 1 = 116.85
 
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Blaine County Postcard Collection1023 - Blaine County Postcard Collection
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48 total pieces. Thirteen Montana picture post cards include black & white 1906 Harlem Flood, panorama of Harlem, and Fort Belknap. Six PRC'...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*******c for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Bozeman Postcard Collection1024 - Bozeman Postcard Collection
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Over 50 postcards including 10 different postmarks. Ten RPC's: Main Street, Bozeman, 1936, church, 1906, Bridger Range, Bozeman and more. Four ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to w****5 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Bozeman Territorial Corner Advertising Covers1025 - Bozeman Territorial Corner Advertising Covers
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Lot of thirteen. Includes pictorial Montana Armory, Northern Pacific Hotel express business, LS Willson (2), J Baasinki, Walter Cooper guns (partial),
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 7******s for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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Bozeman Territorial Postal History Group1026 - Bozeman Territorial Postal History Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Total of ten. Two different cancels and four different color variations. All on postal cards to First National Bank or Merchants National Bank in Hele
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G**********r for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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Broadwater County Postal History Collection1027 - Broadwater County Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven. Includes two Diamond City postal cards (one 1874 postal card to Major Walker, paymaster of Helena, "will you come over here befo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to m**********a for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
 
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Browning Postcards1028 - Browning Postcards
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14 postcards. Five RPC's, one of Mountain Express, Winter by J.T. Sperry (1907). Seven different postmarks. Four postal cards included. (Svoboda...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to w****5 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Burlington Unlisted Territorial Cover1029 - Burlington Unlisted Territorial Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
None reported in Shellen & Dunn. Double circle. Light but easily readable. (Svoboda Collection) City: Burlington State: Montana Date: 1887 ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Butte Corner Advertising Cover Collection1030 - Butte Corner Advertising Cover Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirty-seven. Includes Greenfield & Kain with a rare photograph of a chicken, AF Bray, Walsh & Craft, McDermott Hotel pictorial, Beav...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m**********a for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
 
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Butte Postcard Collection1031 - Butte Postcard Collection
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Over 80 postcards. One beautiful three-panel Butte panorama colored postcard. Six RPC's: inside of Paxson & Rockefeller Co., great photo of ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w****5 for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Northern Pacific Express Company Cover1032 - Northern Pacific Express Company Cover
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Large corner advertising piece. To James Leahy of Butte. Addressed but not cancelled. Opened roughly at right. (Svoboda Collection) City: Butte Sta
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Butte City Postcards1033 - Butte City Postcards
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Five postcards, two different postmarks of early Butte history. (Svoboda Collection) City: Butte City State: Montana Date: c-1883-1893 HWAC# 3556
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to w****5 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Butte City, Silver Bow Territorial Postal History Collection1034 - Butte City, Silver Bow Territorial Postal History Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Total of eleven covers. Ten different. Includes magenta rectangle 1885, magenta double circle 1880, Pinwheel 1882, 1880 double ring, blue 1882, etc. (
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m**********a for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Carbon County Postcards / Postal Cards1035 - Carbon County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
41 post cards mailed from Carbon County. Ten picture post cards and 12 RPC's. RPC's include a Golden postmark with photo of Artesian Well in...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w****5 for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Carl, Daniels, Postcard Postmark1036 - Carl, Daniels, Postcard Postmark
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January 4, 1914 postmark on this post office only open ten months. Named changed to Flaxville on February 18, 1914. (Svoboda Collection) City: Carl
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Carter County Postcards / Postal Cards1037 - Carter County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
30 total. Four RPC's include main street Ekalaka, PO Store in Ekalaka, children with horse in front of small cabin, 6 picture post cards. Postma...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
 
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Cascade County Postal History Collection1038 - Cascade County Postal History Collection
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Lot of twelve. Includes 1) 1882 Ulida (1880-1885) magenta strong strike. 2-3) Two Neihart (only five reported in Shellen & Dunn). One is a cc fo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Cascade County Postcards / Postal Cards1039 - Cascade County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
37 post cards from Cascade County. Ten picture post cards (two black and white fishing/rivers, Lewis & Clark reviewing Falls of Missouri, a trai...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (180.00 + 41.40) x 1 = 221.40
 
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Champion, Deer Lodge, Cover1040 - Champion, Deer Lodge, Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post office only open four years: 1889-1893. 'C' in Champion struck weakly. To Mrs. A Trolin of Anaconda with an Anaconda received postal st...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (275.00 + 63.25) x 1 = 338.25
 
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Chico, Park County Territorial Covers (2)1041 - Chico, Park County Territorial Covers (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Manuscript 1884. 2) Circle with target killer. Good strike. One cancel is not listed in Shellen & Dunn. (Svoboda Collection) City: Chico S...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Choutean County Postcard Collection1042 - Choutean County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
50 total postcards from seventeen different towns: Lonetree, Clear Lake, Ashmore, Hawarden, Big Sandy, Highwood, Eagleton, Colony Bay, Eagle Butte, Fl
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9*****M for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Clipper, Montana Cover1043 - Clipper, Montana Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Postmark of this post office which was only open from 1902 to 1904 is on the reverse. Addressed to Frank Smith of Clipper. Strike is strong, but there
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Cooke, Park Collection of Three Different Cancels1044 - Cooke, Park Collection of Three Different Cancels
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes Numbers 1, 2, and 3 in Shellen & Dunn. 1884 double ring, double circle, blue cancel is a corner cover from Tappan, attorney. 'Clark...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****5 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Courts, Montana Territory Cover (Gallatin County)1045 - Courts, Montana Territory Cover (Gallatin County)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post Office From John J Reese. Formerly of Spring Hill (crossed out). 10c rate with 2c green entire and two 4c brown Lincoln's. Post office open...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Creamery, Gallatin, Cover Signed by First Postmaster1046 - Creamery, Gallatin, Cover Signed by First Postmaster
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Post office opened from 1885 to 1890 - only five years. Number 1 in Shellen & Dunn. October 31, 1887. Signed by V. A. Cockrill. He wants to know...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*********t for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Custer County Postcard Collection1047 - Custer County Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
33 total postcards from eleven different towns: Foundation, Ericson, Etna, Ismay, Kinsey, Calabar, Kimball, Hockett, Horton, Locate and Garland. Three
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*********t for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Dawson County Postcards / Postal Cards1048 - Dawson County Postcards / Postal Cards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
42 total. Ten picture post cards including black & white Pioneer Toll Bridge on Big Hole River with early Lindsay postmark. Seven RPC's incl...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****M for (190.00 + 43.70) x 1 = 233.70
 
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Dearborn, Lewis & Clark First Period Manuscript Territorial Cover with Letter1048B - Dearborn, Lewis & Clark First Period Manuscript Territorial Cover with Letter
Holabird Western Americana Collections
March 8, 1877. Datelined Missouri (?) Valley. “There will be a school house building within a mile of here.” From Savett(?). First period was from 187
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (75.00 + 17.25) x 1 = 92.25
 
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