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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Robert Begay Inlaid Style Bolo  (117015)1040 - Robert Begay Inlaid Style Bolo (117015)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This beautiful bolo has inlay work with light orange spiny oyster and off-set in the lower left corner with one piece of dark blue lapis, the work is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Zuni Inlaid Bolo  (117016)1041 - Zuni Inlaid Bolo (117016)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This bolo has Zuni style inlay work set into a triangular centerpiece of silver, the inlay work consists of lapis, turquoise and purple spiny oyster,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Zuni Bolo Tie with Matching Buckle  (117017)1042 - Zuni Bolo Tie with Matching Buckle (117017)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This matching Bolo Tie and belt buckle set was built and signed by Zuni silversmith Charlene Dishta, the black is either onyx or jet accompanied by tu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 650.00
Sold to r******s for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Navajo turquoise Bolo  (117018)1043 - Navajo turquoise Bolo (117018)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Navajo bolo tie with what looks to be Kingman Turquoise, stone measuring at 2 x1-1/2 , piece is signed but unable to identif
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********x.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Kokopelli Bolo and Buckle Set  (117019)1044 - Kokopelli Bolo and Buckle Set (117019)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This matching set is made from ironwood and has inlaid sterling silver Kokopellis with a turquoise spot in the upper right hand corners, the pieces ar
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Navajo Turquoise Buckle  (117020)1045 - Navajo Turquoise Buckle (117020)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a vintage tufa cast Navajo made belt buckle with a piece of Kingman turquoise in the center measuring a little over 1-1/4 across and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Vintage Hopi Buckle  (117021)1046 - Vintage Hopi Buckle (117021)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Hopi belt buckle with Man In The Maze design, unidentified hallmark is somewhat of a small 8 point star burst marking appearing after the ster
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Hopi Belt Buckle  (117022)1047 - Hopi Belt Buckle (117022)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Hopi belt buckle with a central design and Kokopellis on both sides, unidentified and rather unique hallmark symbol with five square stacked b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*****4 for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Vintage Hopi buckle  (117023)1048 - Vintage Hopi buckle (117023)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Hopi buckle with symbol marking under sterling mark, buckle is 3 x2 . Provenance: Country (if not USA): State: City/C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to l****y for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Vintage Navajo Belt Buckle  (117024)1049 - Vintage Navajo Belt Buckle (117024)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Navajo belt buckle with five turquoise stones appearing to be of Pilot Mountain origin from an area east of Mina, Nevada, the stones range fro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*******h for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Navajo Concho Belt  (117025)1050 - Navajo Concho Belt (117025)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful concho belt signed by silversmith E. King and also marked 10K Gold Filled on sterling, King worked as a benchsmith for Don Mortens
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 650.00 - 950.00
Sold to g*******h for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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Dean Sandoval Silver and Turquoise Cuff  (117026)1051 - Dean Sandoval Silver and Turquoise Cuff (117026)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful sterling silver engraved cuff with a great piece of light blue turquoise encased by a reddish brown and black matrix webbing, the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Dean Sandoval Turquoise Bracelet  (117027)1052 - Dean Sandoval Turquoise Bracelet (117027)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is another Dean Sandoval Turquoise bracelet, the stone appears to be either that of Pilot Mountain or boulder Turquoise both being of Nevada orig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to d******M for (175.00 + 43.75) = 218.75
 
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Petite Point Turquoise Bracelet  (117028)1053 - Petite Point Turquoise Bracelet (117028)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This bracelet features fifty-eight pieces of Sleeping Beauty turquoise set in petite point style in a cluster pattern, the center piece of the bracele
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 550.00
Sold to N*****4 for (175.00 + 43.75) = 218.75
 
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Kingman Turquoise Bracelet  (117029)1054 - Kingman Turquoise Bracelet (117029)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is another beautiful Robert Shakey signed turquoise bracelet with sweeping silver accent work around a-1/2 square piece of Kingman turq
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Bracelet  (117030)1055 - Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Bracelet (117030)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a heavy silver bracelet channel set with turquoise and spiny oyster, the makers mark are two B s side by side, unable to be specific
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 650.00
 
 
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Vintage Navajo Turquoise and Silver Bracelet  (117031)1056 - Vintage Navajo Turquoise and Silver Bracelet (117031)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful vintage Navajo made turquoise bracelet, the turquoise is surrounded by exquisite relief silver work and engraved throughout. Prov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 650.00
Sold to d******M for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Zuni Bear Fetish Bracelet  (117032)1057 - Zuni Bear Fetish Bracelet (117032)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a nicely done Zuni bear fetish bracelet consisting of turquoise, jet, opal, mother of pearl and spiny oyster, bear is about 2 across
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Running Bear Half Dollar Bracelet  (117033)1058 - Running Bear Half Dollar Bracelet (117033)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great 1946 Walking Liberty half dollar bracelet by Navajo artist Running Bear, the bracelet has two Bisbee nuggets on either side and beautiful silver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*******h for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Navajo Made Turquoise Cluster Bracelet  (117034)1059 - Navajo Made Turquoise Cluster Bracelet (117034)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This bracelet was made by a member of the Platero Family, it is signed and looks to be Mike but not certain, it is done in the petite point cluster st
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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