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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San Francisco Library  (115285)1680 - San Francisco Library (115285)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. Included: San Francisco's Lost Landmarks, Smith, 2006, sc; The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906, Fradkin, 2005, sc; Artillery ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to r***6 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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As "Pop" Saw It, Volumes I-III, San Joaquin Valley  (113043)1681 - As "Pop" Saw It, Volumes I-III, San Joaquin Valley (113043)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 volumes. "Photographs of the San Joaquin Valley From the Files of Claude C. "Pop" Laval. Written by Jerome D. Laval. Include...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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San Joaquin County History Books  (113045)1682 - San Joaquin County History Books (113045)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) Cook, Historic Legends of San Joaquin County, 1975, sc. 2) Basalto, Chapin, & Hague, Courage, Change & Vision, 2003, sc. 3) San...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to C*****r for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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San Joaquin Valley History Library  (113118)1683 - San Joaquin Valley History Library (113118)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19. Includes: The Valley's Legend & Legacies (Volumes II, III, IV, V, and VI); Garden of the Sun, Smith, 1960 hc w/o dj; Unforgettabl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to C*****r for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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San Joaquin Valley History Library  (115310)1684 - San Joaquin Valley History Library (115310)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Included: Stagecoach Heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, Boyd, 1983, hc with dj; Highway 99, Yogi, 1996, sc; Garden of the Sun, Smith, 2004, s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*****r for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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San Joaquin Valley Railroad Books  (115129)1685 - San Joaquin Valley Railroad Books (115129)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) The Southern San Joaquin Valley: A Railroad History, Fresno to Bakersfield. John Bergman. 2009, hardcover with dust jacket. 2) Valley Div
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to r***6 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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San Luis Obispo Area History Library  (115311)1686 - San Luis Obispo Area History Library (115311)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14. Included: The Gates of Memory, Davison, 1985, hc; Memories of the Land, Hall-Patton, 1994, sc; Avila, A Glimpse of Yesterday, Farris, 2003,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to D*B for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Santa Barbara & Ventura-Area History Library  (115309)1687 - Santa Barbara & Ventura-Area History Library (115309)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20. Includes: Conejo Valley Bicentennial, 1976, sc; Moorpark, Cameron, 1967, hc; Tragedy at Honda, 1997, sc; Maritime Tragedies on the Santa Ba
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to p********w.. for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Shasta, Lassen, & Trinitiy Counties Library  (115283)1688 - Shasta, Lassen, & Trinitiy Counties Library (115283)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14. Included: Life Amongst the Modocs, Miller, 1873, 1996 reprint, sc; Mount Shasta Guide to Fun, Kohn, 2008, sc; Pioneering in Six RIvers Nati
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Sierra Nevada History Library  (113044)1689 - Sierra Nevada History Library (113044)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 different. 1) Tortorich, Gold Rush Trail, 1998, sc. 2) Rose, Sierra Centennial, 1994, sc. 3) California Historical Society, Across the Sierra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to j******n for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Two Simi Valley History Books  (113049)1690 - Two Simi Valley History Books (113049)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) "Simi Valley, A Journey Through Time." Simi Valley Historical Society and Museum. 503 pp. Softcover. 2) "Straw Roads, A ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Sanitarium Booklet  (117256)1691 - Sanitarium Booklet (117256)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Information booklet on the St. Helena Sanitarium (Founded in 1878), showing all the surrounding natural beauty of Napa County. On the other hand, it a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Stanislaus County History Library  (113053)1692 - Stanislaus County History Library (113053)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. 1) Streams in a Thirsty Land, Hohenthal, 1972, hardcover(hc), no DJ. 2) The McHenry Mansion, Bare, 1985, hc with DJ. 3) Grain Fields to Gree
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Trinity County History Library  (115315)1693 - Trinity County History Library (115315)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 60. Includes: 52 different Official Yearbooks of the Trinity County Historical Society, 1955-2009, possibly with none missing; Stories of
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Tulare County History Library  (113046)1694 - Tulare County History Library (113046)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. 1) Zalud, Zaluds of Porterville, 1989, sc. 2) Mitchell, The Way It Was, 1987, hc w/ DJ. 3) Jefford, One Hundred Years of Masonry in Porterv
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to p********w.. for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Tulare County History Library  (113110)1695 - Tulare County History Library (113110)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11. Included: Sites to See: Historical Landmarks in Tulare County, Mitchell, 1983, sc; The Story of Tulare County and Visalia, 1852 1952, sc; O
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Tulare County History Library  (115302)1696 - Tulare County History Library (115302)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. Included: Co-Operative Dreams: A History of the Kaweah Colony, O'Connell, 1999, sc; Crabtree Tule River Patriarchs, Meredith, 1984, bo...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Tuolumne County History Books  (115248)1697 - Tuolumne County History Books (115248)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. 1) History of Chinese Camp, Bloomfield, 1994, sc. 2) History Makers South of The River, Repashy, Part I, 1989, sc. 3) Tuolumne County Califo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to C*****r for (65.00 + 14.30) x 1 = 79.30
 
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U.S. Government Reports Regarding Harbors & Dockyards - two reports: Deep Water 1897/European Dockya1698 - U.S. Government Reports Regarding Harbors & Dockyards - two reports: Deep Water 1897/European Dockya
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Deep Water Harbor in So. California -1897 Report to 55th Congress-Doc. No. 18 Contains Plans, Specifications, and Estimates together-with accompany
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Yosemite & Sequoia History Library  (114389)1699 - Yosemite & Sequoia History Library (114389)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. Includes: three Images of America volumes (Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park and Vicinity); 100 Years in Yosem
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 4*******x for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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