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Fred Holabird is holding a sale this month at the Western States Token Society show in California. Here's a summary. -Editor

Western States Token Society
March 25 WESTS Token Sale

Held by Holabird Americana (FHWAC) at the WESTS token show at 6pm after the bourse closes.

Holabird E-Sylum ad 2017-03-12 The 2017 March WESTS Token Auction features 261 lots from 25 states. The tokens represent some of the most popular and rarest of categories for each state, including a rare antler token, pictorial tokens, Fort tokens, saloon tokens, rare western towns, CCC camps, encased cents, three sticker dollars and a few Hibler-Kappan So-Called Dollars.

The states represented are, with number of lots in parentheses, Alaska (6) including a gold nugget token and saloon; Arizona (13) territorial and saloon pieces; California (58) including Forts, saloons, rare towns, Gold Rush, pictorial tokens; Colorado (29) including rare towns and pictorial; Hawaii (3) including Fort and saloon; Idaho (5) includes a GF mirror; Indian Territory (5) includes pictorial; Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi all (1) each; Montana (20) includes rare towns; Nebraska (1); Nevada (34) includes rare towns and pictorial; New Mexico (9) includes pictorial and encased; New York and Ohio (1) each; Oregon (17) Mirror, pictorial, saloons; Texas (1 saloon); Tennessee (91); Utah (9) including pictorial and saloon; Washington (18) Mirrors, pictorial, encased, Fort; Wisconsin (2 mirrors); Wyoming (915) includes mirror, saloon, antler token, Fort; Yukon (2), pictorial, encased.

Catalogs are available on line at (click on the auction button), or through ICollector; printed catalogs are available BY REQUEST. Please call 775 851-1859 or email for the printed catalog. Bidding can take place in most any usual accepted form – advance bids by email, bids by FAX, bids by mail received by auction time (if you’re not sure -call!), bids by phone, bids online in advance through ICollector, bids live at the live auction, or through your friendly agent. Toll free 844-492- 2766 before the auction only.

For late Bidding during the sale, or to reach us when we are in Jackson, call one of two cell phones 775 247-4350 or 775 843-0229.

Fred adds:

This is intended to be a nice small, intimate sale. WESTS is one very friendly group of collectors. The show is lots of fun, usually with some exceptional material coming out of the woodwork.

If you like tokens and medals, and are within striking distance of Jackson, California near the foot of the famous Mother Lode, just a couple hours from Yosemite, you should try to come. There are many places to see in the region, including the original gold discovery site at Coloma, the quaint mining camps of Murphy’s, Angel’s Camp (Mark Twain and his Jumping Frogs), Sonora, and of course the fabulous wines of the Foothill Belt – you won’t want to miss it!

Sounds like a great getaway! -Editor
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