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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Four Washington RR Stocks  (114869)2600 - Four Washington RR Stocks (114869)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 certificates. 1.. 1911, the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway (CM&SP) opens passenger service between Tacoma/Seattle and Chicago. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 225.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Stock Washington RR  (114856)2601 - Stock Washington RR (114856)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. 1. Incorp 1913, Puget Sound & Willapa Harbor Railway Co. #7, I/C, 2500 shares @ $100 par , issued June 21, 1913. BROWN. embo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
Sold to j*********t for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Washington RR certificates  (114855)2602 - Washington RR certificates (114855)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 certificates. 1. Washington and Oregon Electric Railway, Light and Power Co. incorporated in State of Washington. Certificate #237 for 50 shares co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Washington Railway and Electric Co.   (114674)2603 - Washington Railway and Electric Co. (114674)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 certificates. Chartered by Congress Washington D.C. Was the larger of the two major street railway companies in Washington, D.C. until 1933. At th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 185.00
Sold to d*******f for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Washington, Alexandria & Georgetown Rail Road Co.  (114668)2604 - Washington, Alexandria & Georgetown Rail Road Co. (114668)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorp 1862 Washington DC. In 1866, the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Railroad Company, which had succeeded to the chartered rights of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 170.00
Sold to k********w.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Huntington Electric Light & Street Railway Co   (109981)2605 - Huntington Electric Light & Street Railway Co (109981)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. Incorp. West Virginia 1888. Both Green, vignettes: top street car r-l left/right cherubs, SHARES $100 EACH green underprint, receip
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to w*****s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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West Virginia RR Stocks  (114527)2606 - West Virginia RR Stocks (114527)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. 1. The German-American West-African Railway, Trading and Colonization Co. of Washington D.C. incorp.1898. #138, I/U, 10 shares $50
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 110.00
Sold to w*****s for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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West Virginia RR Stocks  (114529)2607 - West Virginia RR Stocks (114529)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. 1. Glade Creek and Raleigh Railroad Co. started operations in 1891 and stopped service in 1906 for a total period of operations of 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
Sold to w*****s for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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West Virginia RR Stocks  (114528)2608 - West Virginia RR Stocks (114528)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. 1. Glen Jean, Lower Loup and Deep Water Railroad Co. incorp 1895. #2, I/C, 10 shares @ $100 ea. issued J.H. Gaines, dateline 190
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to N*******r for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway  (114505)2609 - Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway (114505)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 certificates. was granted a charter in 1866 to operate a railroad from Green Bay to the Minnesota Border. This predecessor railroad was the beginni
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p******1 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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