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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 548

1886 - 1940's Montana Ephemera Collection

Estimate: $250 - $500

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$0 $5
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$1,000 $100
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Featured in this lot is a collection of Montana paper ephemera originating from pre-statehood 1886 to the 1940's. Included are two leaflets on union issues, circa 1920s; Butter Miner newspaper debt collection notice, 1919; I.O.G.T. (International Order of Good Templars), Walkerville Lodge 25 notice of "Apron and Necktie Basket Sociable", 1886; two Virginia City notices, one being the proclamation of a remembrance service to honor recently assassinated President William McKinley, 1901; lastly, a "Telephone Call Code" placard for the Anaconda mine in Butte, Montana, that says, "NOTICE Telephone Call Code Main Hoist 1 Long Chippy Hoist 2 Long Surface Sheets 3 Long Big Cage Station Tenders 1 Long, 1 Short Chippy Station Tenders 2 Long, 1 Short To call any underground station use regular station call with short rings. Miscellaneous calls not listed above..." Circa pre-1977 when ARCO closed the underground mining operations. The ephemera is in overall good condition especially considering the almost 150 years age of some items. Age tanning and foxing exhibited, no other obvious marring noted. Largest piece measures 7.75"W x 9.75"L