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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Mother of Pearl grips for a model 1903 Colt semi-automatic pistol   (114704)2760 - Mother of Pearl grips for a model 1903 Colt semi-automatic pistol (114704)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a pair of Mother of Pearl grips for the Colt semi-automatic pistol 1903 and 1908 models. They are substantial in weight. Condition is as new w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L*******4 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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M3 combination tool and Flash Hider combination  (114443)2761 - M3 combination tool and Flash Hider combination (114443)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an M3 Garand combination took with patch holder along with a flash hider (marked Hider, Flash, M3-U). The flash hider appears to be in like ne
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Gun holsters and rifle scopes  (114444)2762 - Gun holsters and rifle scopes (114444)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a cache of four revolver holsters and sporting goods. This is a rt. hand holster made by G.F. Cake of Berkeley, Ca.for a combat revolver with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to k*****f for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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U.S. Army cartridge belts WW2 and Vietnam eras  (114445)2763 - U.S. Army cartridge belts WW2 and Vietnam eras (114445)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of cartridge belts for the M1 carbine, one M1 gun case in canvas, numerous web staps from both the 1943 and 1975. Most pieces are
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j******0 for (375.00 + 82.50) = 457.50
 
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Colt 1911A1 rubber grips  (114702)2764 - Colt 1911A1 rubber grips (114702)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a pair of rubber grips for the COlt model 1911. It includes the rampant colt logo without the Colt script. As new condition. Provenance: Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to L*******4 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Possibles Bag and Muzzleloading accoutrements  (115047)2765 - Possibles Bag and Muzzleloading accoutrements (115047)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a possibles bag c. 1970's or 1980's of top grain cowhide leather for the muzzleloader shooter. The entire package of accoutrements i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 1*****C for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Two Firearms Catalogs: Winchester and Colt  (115257)2766 - Two Firearms Catalogs: Winchester and Colt (115257)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company. 1922 catalog booklet with many illustrations of pistols. Also a Price List insert. 4...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Pan. American Exposition Stereoview of Breech Loader  (113159)2767 - Pan. American Exposition Stereoview of Breech Loader (113159)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
BW Kilburn stereoview No. 14487. "The first photograph ever made showing the interior construction of a modern breech loader, Pan. American Exp...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*******h for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Colt Firearms 1836-1954 by James Serven  (114703)2768 - Colt Firearms 1836-1954 by James Serven (114703)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This beautifully bound book is Colt Firearms (1st edition) dated 1954 and personally signed by the author. The book is in very good condition; the dus
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to B****7 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Army Discharge Letter for a Union Second Lieutenant  (64054)2769 - Army Discharge Letter for a Union Second Lieutenant (64054)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Discharge letter for Calvin M. McDaniel, Second lieutenant of Captain John Alexander, Cavalry Company of the Kansas Irregular Force commanded by Gener
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to R****e for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Letter About Dying Paroled Confederate General  (113173)2770 - Letter About Dying Paroled Confederate General (113173)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter dateline "Mouth of the Red River", May 22, 1865. Addressed from a daughter to her mother, the letter discusses the release of her f...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********1 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Volunteer County Loan for the Township of Battle Creek - Civil War (#1)  (105933)2771 - Volunteer County Loan for the Township of Battle Creek - Civil War (#1) (105933)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
RARE (Unique!) Michigan, Calhoun County, Battle Creek Civil War Loan. We believe this is one of three known. This is 11 for $200 to Charles B Ward. Pu
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Volunteer County Loan for the Township of Battle Creek - Civil War (#2)  (105932)2772 - Volunteer County Loan for the Township of Battle Creek - Civil War (#2) (105932)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
RARE (Unique!) Michigan, Calhoun County, Battle Creek Civil War Loan. We believe this is one of three known. This is 9 for $100 to Peter Dubois. Purch
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Volunteer County Loan for the Township of Battle Creek - Civil War (#3)  (105931)2773 - Volunteer County Loan for the Township of Battle Creek - Civil War (#3) (105931)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
RARE (Unique!) Michigan, Calhoun County, Battle Creek Civil War Loan. We believe this is one of three known. This is lucky 13 for $100 to Amasa S Clar
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Volunteer Cavalry Badge  (114994)2774 - Volunteer Cavalry Badge (114994)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Metal badge with hanger shaped as a horse bit inscribed "Co. C / 6th / Mo. Vol. Cav." At bottom are crossed swords and F L T logo. Made b...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Civil War Print and Description Binder  (105934)2775 - Civil War Print and Description Binder (105934)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large size binder (15 x 13") housing Civil War material (45 items). 5c paper money from Raleigh, North Carolina. Printed by JTP Peterson & ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to H**********l for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Civil War Related Medals (3)  (116181)2776 - Civil War Related Medals (3) (116181)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a set of three ribbon medals in very good condition: Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, membership medal hanging from red
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********1 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Confederate Veterans Medal  (115401)2777 - Confederate Veterans Medal (115401)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Souvenir of the May 26-29, 1913 meeting of the U.C.V. at Chattanooga Tennessee. Two inches long, with red and blue Confederate insignia at center. T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to n**********x for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Grand Army of the Republic Badge  (114321)2778 - Grand Army of the Republic Badge (114321)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five pointed star pin badge with American Flag ribbon enscribed: "Grand Army of the Republic / 1861 Veteran 1866. Provenance: John Reynolds C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Grand Army of the Republic Badge Collection  (114967)2779 - Grand Army of the Republic Badge Collection (114967)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five medals from the GAR encampments: Rare bimetallic 1903 San Francisco; 1903 SF; 1914 Detroit, Mich.; and two others undated. The GAR was fou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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