A Collector's New Year: Philatelic, Americana, & Dealer Auction

Auction Details

A Special Two-Day Auction Event Featuring

*Featuring Both Old & New Items from the Gary Bracken Collection, Ken Prag Collection, Stuart MacKenzie Collection, & Others

~Over 1,500 Lots~

Including Civil War, Indian Territory, Kansas, & Missouri Covers from the Bracken Collection and California & Oregon Postcards from the Prag Collection

*General Americana *Stocks *Philatelic *Books *Mining *Sports

*Bargain & Dealer Lots including Colorado & Montana Billhead & Mining Archives from the Gary Bracken Collection and Stuart MacKenzie Collection

*Reduced opening prices on EVERY lot in the sale!

Welcome, collectors, to a new year of exciting auctions!

Our 2023 New Year's resolution is to continue to bring fantastic history at auction to collectors, dealers, and institutions around the world. And we hope you have resolved to keep building your collections and/or dealer inventories!

As a big thank you for an incredible 2022 year of auctions, we've created a special "auto-pilot" auction with reduced start prices and a whole bunch of great material for our beginning to intermediate collectors and/or Americana dealers.

You'll find a mix of new and old items, including new philatelic goodies from the Bracken Collection and Prag Collection, and new collections of books and historical resources. You'll also find tons of Americana including Montana and Colorado paper and check archives from the Stuart MacKenzie Collection and Bracken Collection.

This is an "auto-pilot" auction, so there won't be an auctioneer or audio/video feed. But you will be able to log into an auction console, place live bids, and watch the progression of the auction, just like in our other sales.

If you have any questions or need help placing an absentee bid, please call our office at 775-851-1859

Everyone at Holabird's wishes you a safe and Happy New Year!

And stay tuned because many more exciting items are coming to the collecting market in 2023!

--The Holabird Team--

So how does our auto-pilot auction work?

*Just like normal, you can start bidding absentee right now on iCollector. We can also help you register and place absentee bids for you. Give our office a call at 775-851-1859.

*On the day of the auction (January 7th and 8th), you'll be able to join the live auction console, place bids, and watch the lots progress. (But there won't be an audio/video feed or person on a podium).

*Once a lot opens, there will be a 20 second countdown.

*If a bid is placed during this countdown, the timer is reset to 20 seconds. Each live bid resets the timer!

*Once the countdown runs out, the lot will be sold, and the next lot will come up with the same settings.

It's up to you--the bidders--to keep the action going! But we'll be watching and cheering you on!


Auction Schedule

Session 1, January 7th, 2023, Lots 1000-1751
General Americana (1000-1455)
Geo. Sort (1000-1403)
Jewelry (1404-1420)
Sports (1421-1455)
Mining (1456-1564)
General Books (1565-1751)

Session 2, January 8th, 2023, Lots 2000-2774
Philatelic (2000-2480)
Covers & Stamps feat. Indian Territory, Kansas, & Missouri Covers from Bracken Collection (2000-2197)
Postcards feat. Foreign, California, & Oregon from Prag Collection (2198-2481)
Stocks & Bonds (2481-2774)
Mining (2481-2608)
Railroad (2609-2629)
Misc. (2630-2774)
SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Paraffine Companies Stock and Gold Bond Certificates [128298]2750 - Paraffine Companies Stock and Gold Bond Certificates [128298]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four certificates from the Paraffine Companies: two unissued stock certificates, green and brown ink; two issued and cancelled First Mortgage G
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Parker (Iron)  Mills Stock Certificates from 1848 & 1857 (2) [127690]2751 - Parker (Iron) Mills Stock Certificates from 1848 & 1857 (2) [127690]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Gold Rush era stock certificates from an iron mill, Parker Mills. Included are: No. 58 & 59, 2 shares issued in 1848 to Abigail T. Davenport...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to m****y for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Publishing Companies Stock Booklets (2) [139668]2752 - Publishing Companies Stock Booklets (2) [139668]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Black board covered booklets by Jeffries Banknote Company containing mostly blank stock certificates issued by Futura Books, Inc and Monogra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to m*********E for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Publishing Press & Book Related Stock Certificate Group [109121]2753 - Publishing Press & Book Related Stock Certificate Group [109121]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 different. Includes: Adams Publishing Co. (1915); American Book-Stratford Press, Inc. (1970); Bulletin Publishing Co. (1928); Columbian-Ster
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*********E for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Sewing Industry Stock [122430]2754 - Sewing Industry Stock [122430]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. 1. Star Metallic Thread Co., Incorp. Maine 1884. #91, I/U, 25 shares @ $5 par. Issued Sept 1885. Black, no vignette, embossed seal. Un
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 250.00
Sold to s**********1 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Sewing Machine Cos. Stock Certificates (8) [127967]2755 - Sewing Machine Cos. Stock Certificates (8) [127967]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight sewing machine companies' stock certificates from eastern states, several with stamps, c1860s-1922. Included are: The Bond Sewing Machine ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m****y for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Telegraphic Mail Stock Certificate [126251]2756 - Telegraphic Mail Stock Certificate [126251]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in South Dakota. No. 329, issued for 20 shares to Federico Vannucci in 1908. Signed by the president, Tullio Giara, and treasurer Allen. Not canc
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Telepost Company Stock Certificate Group [126443]2757 - Telepost Company Stock Certificate Group [126443]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8, multiple varieties. Inc. in Maine. Issued 1908-1917, none cancelled. Seven have the same allegorical telephone-themed vignette. Multiple bor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold to O*********n for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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The Morehouse Automatic Combination Bottle-Stopper Co. [122423]2758 - The Morehouse Automatic Combination Bottle-Stopper Co. [122423]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporate. New York.. #11, I/U, 10 shares @ $100 par. Issued Feb 1886, signed Robert Bliss Pres. Black, no vignette, no seal, Printer American
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to O*********n for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Two Different Typewriter Company Stock Certificates [107969]2759 - Two Different Typewriter Company Stock Certificates [107969]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2: 1) Corona Typewriter Company, Inc. Inc. in New York. No. A846, issued for one share in 1923. Signed by the president and treasurer. Punch ca
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to m****y for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Watch Companies' Stock Certificates (8) Including Bulova [127978]2760 - Watch Companies' Stock Certificates (8) Including Bulova [127978]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight watch companies' stock certificates, all in excellent condition with slight folds, issued from 1895-1959. Includes: Bulova Watch Company, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 500.00
Sold to O*********n for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Western Magazine Stock Certificates [126299]2761 - Western Magazine Stock Certificates [126299]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different: 1) Western Magazine Publishing Company. Inc. in Delaware. Issued in 1911 for 80 shares. Not cancelled. Green border and background
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western Real Estate Companies Stock Certificate Collection [127891]2762 - Western Real Estate Companies Stock Certificate Collection [127891]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 stock certificates from Western real estate companies: Keystone Real Estate Co.; El Verano Villa Assoc.; Shafter Realty Co. (2); Bear Creek
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*********E for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Stock Certificates from Belgium [132671]2763 - Stock Certificates from Belgium [132671]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two certificates from Brussels: Compagnie Generale de Chemins De Fer Et De Tramways Chine (1900);Ateliers Detombay (1920) poor condition. Date: Co
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Cuba Stock Certificates and Stereoview (4) [141389]2764 - Cuba Stock Certificates and Stereoview (4) [141389]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three Cuba related stock certificates. Includes a stock certificate from Calixto Lopez & Co., producer of Cuban cigars issued in 1913. Issued to...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimate : 130.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Copenhagen Telephone Company  [135941]2765 - Copenhagen Telephone Company [135941]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 25 bond certificates from the Copenhagen Telephone Company. Red ink, with coupons. Date: Country (if not USA): Denmark State: City: Prove
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*********E for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Dealer Lot of French Stock and Bond Certificates [132678]2766 - Dealer Lot of French Stock and Bond Certificates [132678]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 27 French stock or bond certificates. The Charbonnages de Millau certificates have mining vignettes. Date: Country (if not USA): France Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 250.00
Sold to A******S for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Schuldverfchreibung des Verbandes Grob Berlin Bond Certificates [132642]2767 - Schuldverfchreibung des Verbandes Grob Berlin Bond Certificates [132642]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20 stock certificates for 200 Marks. Printed by Reichsdruckerel they have an ornate border with a vignette of the Magistrat Zu Berlin Seal. Mo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*******o for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Hungarian Bond Certificates 1917 [135077]2768 - Hungarian Bond Certificates 1917 [135077]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four Hungarian bonds from Budapest, 1917; two blue, two brown. Date: Country (if not USA): Hungary State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to p******y for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Hungarian Stocks and Bonds [135097]2769 - Hungarian Stocks and Bonds [135097]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dealer lot of five each of five different Hungarian securities. Nice vignettes of Budapest on some. Date: Country (if not USA): Hungary State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******y for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Jaradekkolcson Bond Certificates [135106]2770 - Jaradekkolcson Bond Certificates [135106]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven certificates circa 1917 for Jaradekkolcson. Date: Country (if not USA): Hungary State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******y for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Union Mercantile Mexican Bonds [139183]2771 - Union Mercantile Mexican Bonds [139183]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15: Union Mercantile e Industrial Mexicana S.A. bonds issued 1912, include coupons. Date: Country (if not USA): Mexico State: City: Pro
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Stock Certificates from Dutch Funded Companies Worldwide [135075]2772 - Stock Certificates from Dutch Funded Companies Worldwide [135075]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
L ot of 50 certificates from Dutch companies all over the world. Oil fields, railroads, Russian banks, rubber plantations. Large variety. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 400.00
Sold to s**********1 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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New Brewery Company Carlisle Limited [146549]2773 - New Brewery Company Carlisle Limited [146549]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certificate No 14, issued to George Mounsey Kingfield, Cumberland Esquire on February 2, 1879, cancelled 1891. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Imperial Tobacco Company (of Great Britain and Ireland) Loan Stock [123430]2774 - Imperial Tobacco Company (of Great Britain and Ireland) Loan Stock [123430]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Now here is a unique stock to be found an American soil! Number 92024 for 1,000 pounds in 1964. Pain with title in a black box. The American Tobacco C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to O*********n for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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