Big Tent Auction: Philatelic, Americana, Mining, Numismatics--April 2020

Auction Details

Day 1, April 16th, 2020 (Lots 1000-1754)
Native Americana
Art
General Americana
Books

Day 2, April 17th, 2020 (Lots 2000-2753)
Mining Equipment
Minerals
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera
Stocks & Bonds
Mining
Other
Railroad
Transportation
Sports
Firearms & Weaponry
Military

Day 3, April 18th, 2020 (Lots 3000-3764)
Philatelic & Postal History
Ephemera
First Day
First Flight
Airships
Philatelic Covers & Postal History
Postcards

Day 4, April 19th, 2020 (Lots 4000-4763)
Tokens
Numismatics
Cowboy
Bargains & Dealer Specials

Welcome to our April Sale!

Covid-19
There’s a lot going on out there, and we’ve strived to find a way to keep operating in a safe and responsible manner. We incorporate all of the WHO recommendations, and then some. Our offices are cleaner and more sanitary than ever before, with sanitization cleanings up to four times per day! While most employees work at home, we also keep the 6-10 foot rule in place at the office. The result so far has been excellent, with a very healthy staff. Others around the country are not as lucky, and we strongly encourage following the WHO recommendations. We’ve been looking at a month, rather than 2 weeks. If it takes more, we’re “all in”.

This Auction!
This auction has another wide variety of outstanding collectibles in perhaps 30 collecting categories. Wow! Last sale we started with the John Reynolds Collection of California tokens, medals, shell cards and other Exonumia. This sale features more Reynolds tokens and his fabulous Aviation Mail (and California) Postal History Collection of more than 10,000 covers! As part of this collection, we offer his Pioneer Post Card Collection, a specialty of the earliest “picture post cards.”
Reynolds also had a major collection of Circus and Side Show photography and ephemera. We only split out some of it, such as the tokens, medals and scrip into individual lots. The bulk of the collection is so good, and of such excellent quality, inclusive of the personal collection of Nicu DeBarcsy (the most famous of the late 19th – early 20th dwarves), that we feel the collection needs to stay together as a whole – with thousands of photographs (CDV, Cabinet card, photo post cards) collected since the early 1960s, ending in about 1995 or so.
We continue with the marvelous Ken Prag Collection, and not to be outdone, we offer the Geoff Pollock Utah Mining Stock Certificate Collection in tact! More than 2000 pieces. It took Geoff more than thirty years to collect these pieces, highlighted by the fantastic 1864 Jordan Mining Co. stock signed by General Patrick Connor.
Our Art Department is ever-expanding, with this auction features a collection of wonderful Nevada artists plus many more.
The mining goods are also excellent, across the board, including part of the contents of a 1930’s assay lab! …and a mining library as a “unit” from a formerly producing mining company. And more large mining equipment from CMR Co.
A huge selection of costume jewelry is present from a southern California costume jewelry store that gave us their goods upon retiring. We remind everybody that our company is a great way to sell your inventories – the bigger the better!

Finding Your Collectibles
You’ll have fun perusing this catalog. There are great rarities in every section. As usual, we welcome calls and questions about lots. Need a better description? Just call or email us. Need help navigating? Just call! We’ve got simple ways of finding things, but sometimes we all need a little help to learn “the tricks.”

Consignments
Here at Holabird, we are, in a way, your partners in Collecting. We bring you some of the most exciting collections to hit the market every year.
Many of these collections are life-long projects, painstakingly put together by careful collectors – like you. When its time to sell, consider us! We bring more to the marketplace than any other company. Imagine this- five live internet bidding platforms in use for most auctions, all carefully picked. In fact, we work with several of these advanced forums to help make them, us, and the auction experience better for you. We bring new collectors to the table each and every auction.
Buying on the internet is at an all time high, and we understand how and why – that’s why we do so much with our internet bidding platform “partners”. Even though we are under Covid-19 WHO and Nevada guidelines, we work to make the internet sale a successful experience. And that includes shipping – we sanitize the packages before they go out.

While we work our way through the pandemic, it is important to realize we can assist. Our internet doors remain open, and we provide a huge platform from which to sell collections. If its time to sell your treasured items, let us know. If you’re home cleaning out the house and storeroom, and forgot about Grandpa’s collection, and need revenue, call us! If you run a chain of stores, such as pawn shops or thrift stores, we can easily generate that much needed revenue. Our processing is fast – we process about 3,000 lots of all forms of antiques and collectibles every 60 days. Nobody in America can match this. Our sales performance is also unequalled. Give us a call today. We have representatives in many parts of the USA. If the collection warrants, I’ll come myself and help you evaluate and discuss how we can assist.
--Fred Holabird--


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Indo-Mahal Rug  (83353)1460 - Indo-Mahal Rug (83353)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gorgeous old Indo-Mahal 7 x 5' rug. Blue, red, green, black, gold. Short white fringes. Ben-Tcahvtchavadze Collection, Ontario, Canada. Provena...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 420.00 | Estimates : 840.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Pakistani Buukura Rug  (83352)1461 - Pakistani Buukura Rug (83352)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hung on wall rug, never walked on. Approx 6 x 4'. Beet red, brown and more. White fringes. Provenance: Ben-Tcahvtchavadze collection of Ontari...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 840.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to M********9 for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Panda Bear Rug, ~36x60-inches  (116183)1462 - Panda Bear Rug, ~36x60-inches (116183)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Panda Bear Rug, approximately three-by-five feet. Sewn-on label says it is from The Essex Collection, Gloucester, MA., made in China. The design is by
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to w******s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Rug (Persian)  (83519)1463 - Rug (Persian) (83519)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful, probably Persian Rug, 74"x 42", nice condition. Slight Weave irregularity, please inspect. Fringe is tied. Attractive rug. Pro...
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Start Price : 280.00 | Estimates : 560.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Tapestry / Antique Chines Silk  (100712)1464 - Tapestry / Antique Chines Silk (100712)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very beautiful, and believed to be, antique " Chinese Silk Embroidered Wall Tapestry" . This fine piece of work depicts, a royal person wa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to d*******f for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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Tourkaman Afghan Rug  (83503)1465 - Tourkaman Afghan Rug (83503)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This rug is in beautiful condition. A Turkmen rug is a type of handmade floor-covering textile traditionally originating in Central Asia. It is useful
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Start Price : 280.00 | Estimates : 560.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Turkoman (Atshan) Bag (Soumak)  (82078)1466 - Turkoman (Atshan) Bag (Soumak) (82078)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
In 1990 and shortly thereafter, when the borders of Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia opened, a good number of old Caucasian soumak pieces appeared ...
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Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 550.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Vintage costume jewelry on non-precious metal  (114700)1467 - Vintage costume jewelry on non-precious metal (114700)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) A non-precious metal vintage faux Turquoise sun wheel necklace with faux beaded chair 1 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. 2) A non-precious metal vintage faux Tu
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Antique Ladies Dressing Table Items, Brass, Copper and Jewels (5 Pieces)   (116156)1468 - Antique Ladies Dressing Table Items, Brass, Copper and Jewels (5 Pieces) (116156)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique Schloss & Hausmann Dorset Fifth Avenue jeweled, rhinestone encrusted, brass powder compact. Heavy antique looking brass, copper and rhin...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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14 Brooches  (114755)1469 - 14 Brooches (114755)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fourteen brooch pins containing a Scottish Terrier, a Poodle dog both covered in rhinestones and a gold tone smaller cute little dog. A colorful Siame
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Brooches  (114756)1470 - Brooches (114756)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A fun and unique lot of brooches. A Mardi Gras headdress, a Cockatoo, Ballerina, Rhinestone French Horn and a drummer boy. Ethnic dancer. Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j******6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Butterfly Brooches  (114757)1471 - Butterfly Brooches (114757)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Butterfly collection. 12 unique butterflies, in an assortment of designs and colors. Provenance: Country (if not USA): State: City/County: Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b**********n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Bug Brooches  (114758)1472 - Bug Brooches (114758)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 13 unique bugs to dazzle that outfit. Their are two dragonflies, two sets of matched Geigo's, a rhinestone encrusted lizard, a s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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15 Brooches  (114760)1473 - 15 Brooches (114760)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment/combination of 15 lapel/brooch pins to suit your fancy. 1)Frog Brooch glistening with green stones, (missing two colored stones) signed
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Brooches  (114706)1474 - Brooches (114706)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment of costume brochure jewelry to enhance your wardrobe. Refer to photo Provenance: Country (if not USA): State: City/County: Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Women's Brooches  (114713)1475 - Women's Brooches (114713)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful collection of butterfly brooches. Featuring an assortment of 7 beautiful butterfly designs encrusted with an assortment of dazzling rhines
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b**********n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Vintage costume jewelry brooches (lot 35)  (115004)1476 - Vintage costume jewelry brooches (lot 35) (115004)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment of brochures in various styles and colors. Refer to photo. Provenance: Country (if not USA): State: City/County: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Vintage costume jewelry brooches of various styles and shapes (lot 47)  (115003)1477 - Vintage costume jewelry brooches of various styles and shapes (lot 47) (115003)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 47 brooches with varying styles and shapes. Refer to photo Provenance: Country (if not USA): State: City/County: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Designer Costume Jewelry Grab Bag   (110379)1478 - Designer Costume Jewelry Grab Bag (110379)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 50 pieces of jewelry (earring pairs counted as one) all matching pair earrings, and everything in good repair. Maybe missing earring backs. Colle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Designer Faux Gold/Gold Plated Jewelry Lot (9 + Items)  (116172)1479 - Designer Faux Gold/Gold Plated Jewelry Lot (9 + Items) (116172)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven necklaces, two bracelets, two pendants. Markings include: Badavici 925 H.K. ,Napier, 925 Italy RSE. Nice Variety of gold colored and gold plated
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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