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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General History Library  (115284)1740 - General History Library (115284)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16. Included: A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen, Blum, 1953; A Pictorial History of the American Theatre, Blum, 1955; Literary Digest, A
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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General Magazines, 2 boxes  (115370)1741 - General Magazines, 2 boxes (115370)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large collection from the Investigative reporter Dennis Myers of Reno research library. Two full file boxes with an array of magazines on all topics
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ghost Towns in the West Library  (115243)1742 - Ghost Towns in the West Library (115243)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) The American West: The Pictorial Epic of a Continent, Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, 1959, hc w/ dj, over 1000 illustrations! 2) Gold Cr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to C*****r for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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c.1799 or Older German Bible  (115621)1743 - c.1799 or Older German Bible (115621)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Missing front endspiece. Thick leather covers. First inscription on the inside cover has the date 1799. 15.5 x 10 x 4.5" Staining, foxing, mold...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Holy Bible 1879 Pictorial, Carved Leather Boards Hard Bound  (116740)1744 - Holy Bible 1879 Pictorial, Carved Leather Boards Hard Bound (116740)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New Testament with a complete concordance and Dr William Smith's Standard Bible Dictionary. ...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Limited First Edition Book: Dull Knife - A Joe Pickett Story by C.J. Box   (116730)1745 - Limited First Edition Book: Dull Knife - A Joe Pickett Story by C.J. Box (116730)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bound in unusual, cork covered boards. Numbered limited First Edition of a Box short story with introduction by Ken Bruen and illustrations by Phil Pa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******m for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Miscellaneous U.S. Library  (115368)1746 - Miscellaneous U.S. Library (115368)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 30+/- pieces. Includes topics such as Terrorism (6 books), business (4 books), Jewish (6) Biographies (7), Crime (4), Titanic (4). About 10 hard
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Over the Plains and on the Mountains...  (80240)1747 - Over the Plains and on the Mountains... (80240)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J. H. Tice. Over the Plains and on the Mountains or, Kansas and Colorado, Agriculturally, mineralogically, and Aesthetically Described. The Industrial
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Pacific Steamers by Will Lawson  (113047)1748 - Pacific Steamers by Will Lawson (113047)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Detailed history and listing of steam ships in the Pacific, changes in technology, with ships mainly from Australia, New Zealand, United States,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*****r for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Selection of Cases on Agency, by Eugene Wambaugh, LLD  (114149)1749 - Selection of Cases on Agency, by Eugene Wambaugh, LLD (114149)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wambaugh, E. (1926). A Selection of Cases on Agency (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Autographed and dated by the author on the title p
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas by Zane Grey  (115251)1750 - Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas by Zane Grey (115251)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare classic big game fishing book. Zane Grey was a prolific fisherman and this is a chronicle of his trip around Mexican waters aboard his three-mast
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*******7 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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The Democratic Book of 1936  (116469)1751 - The Democratic Book of 1936 (116469)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 1. Authored by Jefferson Roosevelt. This is the large paperback edition, blue and gold. Size 13' x 10". Poor condition, total pages ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Two Books About Wild West Outlaws  (115252)1752 - Two Books About Wild West Outlaws (115252)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) The Last of the Bandit Riders by Matt Warner as told to Murray E. King. 337pp. 1940. First Edition. Published by the Caxton Printers. Wea
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to o*******9 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Wild Flowers and Trees Library  (115247)1753 - Wild Flowers and Trees Library (115247)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 30+. Included: Introduced Trees of Central California, Metcalf, 1968; Intro. to Shore Wildflowers, Munz; Trees of California Sierra Nevada, Pet
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wildlife Library (No birds) (12)  (115351)1754 - Wildlife Library (No birds) (12) (115351)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve books. 1.) Elephant Seals, Adams, 1999 2.) Mammals of California, Ingles, 1954 3.) Amphibians and Reptiles, Stebbins, 1954 4.) The Butte
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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