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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Mine Pump and Hydraulic Machinery References  (115495)2160 - Mine Pump and Hydraulic Machinery References (115495)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) Macpherson Pump Company, San Francisco. Catalogue No. 3. Hand and Power Pumps for All Uses. No date. 176 pp. with index. Red softcovers,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to s****l for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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The Mine & Smelter Supply Company Catalog No. 94  (115498)2161 - The Mine & Smelter Supply Company Catalog No. 94 (115498)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Laboratory Supplies, Scientific Apparatus and Chemicals for University, School, Industrial, Assay, Testing, and Mining Laboratories. Denver; Salt Lake
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b**********n for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The Mining Catalog 1923: Coal Edition  (115490)2162 - The Mining Catalog 1923: Coal Edition (115490)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"A Consolidation of Catalogs Pertaining to Coal Mining Machinery and Appliances." Published by Keystone Consolidated Publishing Co. Includ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Three Different Mining Equipment Catalogs  (115496)2163 - Three Different Mining Equipment Catalogs (115496)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1) Hendrie & Bolthoff, Mining and Contractors' Equipment Section "A" General Catalog 150. No date--likely 1930s. 210 pp....
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Three Different Mining Equipment Catalogs  (115501)2164 - Three Different Mining Equipment Catalogs (115501)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1) Robinson Conveying Belt Co., New York. Belt Conveyors. 1901. 72 pp. with photographs and illustrations. Water damage and some detachment.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Two Metal-Quarry Mining Catalogs  (115502)2165 - Two Metal-Quarry Mining Catalogs (115502)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) The Keystone Catalog, Metal Quarry Edition. 1926. "A Consolidation of Catalogs Pertaining to the Metallic and Non-Metall...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s****l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two Mine Lighting References  (115493)2166 - Two Mine Lighting References (115493)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) The Miner's Flame Light Book. Henry A. Pohs. 1995. Hardcover first edition with dustjacket. 867 pp. Profusely illustrated...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to q********s.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Two Mining Catalogs (Minnesota and Pennsylvania)  (115497)2167 - Two Mining Catalogs (Minnesota and Pennsylvania) (115497)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Frick & Lindsay Company, Pittsburg. No. 5. Supplies for Manufacturers, Mines & Quarries, Oil Wells, Contractors &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Geologist's Dream Map Collection  (117052)2168 - Geologist's Dream Map Collection (117052)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of more than 250 geologic maps for quadrangles in Western states published by the US Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, St
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Mining Collectibles  (115115)2169 - Mining Collectibles (115115)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The two of Diamonds Hecla Powder, New York City Miner's friend. Dynamite the best in the world. Provenance: Country (if not USA): State:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to D******3 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Mining group journal article, cabinet card, photo of armed miners (lot 9)  (115116)2170 - Mining group journal article, cabinet card, photo of armed miners (lot 9) (115116)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A mining company was founded by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold on January 24, 1848 brought an influx...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mining group of stocks, postcards, tintype photo.  (115114)2171 - Mining group of stocks, postcards, tintype photo. (115114)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oroville Dam Construction. Different styles of bottom tumbling. Oroville, CA Dec 11, 1908. Postcard showing earth fill being placed on the upstrea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s****l for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Mining group post cards (lot 10)  (115118)2172 - Mining group post cards (lot 10) (115118)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A selection of postcards showing the early day prospectors on the banks of the American River El Dorado Co., California. A photograph of the treadmil
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6****A for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mining group post cards(lot 10)  (115117)2173 - Mining group post cards(lot 10) (115117)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mining postcards from Phoenix, Arizona; Prescott, Arizona; Bisbee; Arrowhead Country, Minnesota; Kennecott; a photo of the Breaker boys at work in the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to s****l for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Stereoview Photos of gold mining   (115196)2174 - Stereoview Photos of gold mining (115196)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a group of (5ct.) stereo-view photos of placer and hydraulic mining in California, Oregon, and Alaska. Please see the photos for details. Pro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to p******1 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Underground Mine Signs  (108210)2175 - Underground Mine Signs (108210)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six wood underground mine signs. "900 level station signal 22 Bells"; "1100 level station signal, 2-2 bells"; "capacity of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to u*****1 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Zeke's Assay Office Wood Sign and Large Zeke Doll  (80842)2176 - Zeke's Assay Office Wood Sign and Large Zeke Doll (80842)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 piece wood sign with carved and black highlighted Zeke's Assay Office/Gold Nuggets & Coins, 7 x 28" and hanging chain. Also includes ...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Alaska Mining Stocks  (116946)2177 - Alaska Mining Stocks (116946)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Chisna Consolidated- Inc. in Washington. No. 3084, issued for 300 shares in 1907. Signed by the president and secretary. Not cancelled. Orange seal
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Visually Spectacular Bear Creek Consolidated Gold Mining Company Stock  (103598)2178 - Visually Spectacular Bear Creek Consolidated Gold Mining Company Stock (103598)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vignette shows a bear standing on a large gold rock (in gold) in front of place mining. We have seen a lot of stock certificates over 40 years, but th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m*****2 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Sopori Land and Mining Company Stock Certificate  (106526)2179 - Sopori Land and Mining Company Stock Certificate (106526)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sopori Land and Mining Company Stock Certificate May 1st, 1858. "This Certifies that Samuel Pratt proprietor of 25 shares of the Sopori Land an...
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Start Price : 1,050.00 | Estimates : 2,100.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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