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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Postal History Library  (116541)3000 - Postal History Library (116541)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Huge Postal History Library including 2 hardbacks, 9 softcovers; and a 4 binder collection: Encompasses 1883 to 1976, Books: "History of Cali...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Western Express & Postal History Journals & References  (115317)3001 - Western Express & Postal History Journals & References (115317)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 60+. Box full of issues of Western Express (Research Journal of Early Western Mails), and La Posta: A Journal of American Postal History. Issue
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Mail Bag (St. Lawrence) S.S. Julie Plante  (82056)3002 - Mail Bag (St. Lawrence) S.S. Julie Plante (82056)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The only references that could be found online was 'The Wreck of the Julie Plante'. A dialect poem subtitled 'A Legend of Lac St. Pierre...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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50 U.S. First Day Covers with Plate Blocks  (116573)3003 - 50 U.S. First Day Covers with Plate Blocks (116573)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of Fifty First Day of Issue U.S. Stamps Covers with plate blocks, all used, some unopened, all from the 1930's, in very good condition. P...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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First Day California Airport Dedications Collection3004 - First Day California Airport Dedications Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First Day California Airport Dedications from 1920s, 30s, 40s and more. This is a collection of hundreds. Includes: cancelled air mail; Yellowstone Ai
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to a********o for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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25 California Military First Flight Covers 116603)3005 - 25 California Military First Flight Covers 116603)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25 canceled covers with various military cachets, postmarked from 1931 to 1941. Identifying marks include U.S. Naval Air Station in Sunnyvale,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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National Air Mail Week 1938 California Covers Collection  (116604)3006 - National Air Mail Week 1938 California Covers Collection (116604)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 44 covers celebrating National Air Mail Week May 12-May 21, 1938, which was the 20th anniversary of Air Mail Service. Caches of advertisements
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to S*****5 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Over 50 California Airport Dedication Covers  (116605)3007 - Over 50 California Airport Dedication Covers (116605)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
More than 50 covers celebrating airport dedications up and down the state of California from 1929 through 1962. Starting in 1929, identifying caches a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to c********r.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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First Day of Issue Covers and Postcards  (116355)3008 - First Day of Issue Covers and Postcards (116355)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 60 U.S. First Day Covers and four First Day postcards from 1950's on. First Day of Issue stamps range from the California Centennial in 19...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Queen Mary Maiden Voyage Covers  (116665)3009 - Queen Mary Maiden Voyage Covers (116665)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine covers commemorating the maiden voyage of the RMS Queen Mary on May 27, 1936. All covers are still sealed, with the exception of one, and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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15 U.S. Covers with Souvenir Sheets & Philatelic Commemorative Plates  (116574)3010 - 15 U.S. Covers with Souvenir Sheets & Philatelic Commemorative Plates (116574)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fifteen 1930's covers feature plates from various philatelic conventions and commemorative events across the U.S. They feature souvenir sheets p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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New York Worlds Fair First Day Covers  (116427)3011 - New York Worlds Fair First Day Covers (116427)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11 first day and commemorative covers for the New York Worlds Fair of 1939. Includes: the 200th anniversary of George Washington's inaug...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Rhode Island Airport Dedication Cover  (116829)3012 - Rhode Island Airport Dedication Cover (116829)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A dedication cover postmarked September 26, 1931, with enclosure, for the opening of the Hillsgrove State Airport, in a town then called Hillsgrove, n
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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1920s First Day Cover Group  (116056)3013 - 1920s First Day Cover Group (116056)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. Includes: corner ad cover Merchants National Bank, Saint Paul, Minnesota (1925); Washington DC (1926); Utica 1927; Valley Forge 1928; Henry
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******1 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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First Day Covers Via Air Mail  (116055)3014 - First Day Covers Via Air Mail (116055)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 First Day Covers sent Via Air Mail. Included: Olympic Games, 1932; Newburgh, 1933; New York, 1956; Wyoming 50th, 1940; Washington DC to Seat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****2 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Canadian Corner Advertisement Covers   (115075)3015 - Canadian Corner Advertisement Covers (115075)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of about 20 Canadian corner ad covers from 1940-on. You will find the Hudson Bay Co., MacDonald Bros. Aircraft , The Royal Bank
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to C*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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1890s Canadian Advertising Covers  (115079)3016 - 1890s Canadian Advertising Covers (115079)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13 Canadian covers, mostly corner ad., including 4 pictorial. Includes: The Toronto Daily Mail, Salada Tea, R. Watt Lumber, H. Thorne & C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******1 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Canadian Exposition Covers  (115084)3017 - Canadian Exposition Covers (115084)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20. This is a collection of Canadian Exposition covers, including the exposition of Edmonton 1948, the Calgary Stampede of 1960; and more. Plea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Canadian first anniversary covers  (115088)3018 - Canadian first anniversary covers (115088)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of about twenty-five first anniversary covers from Canada. There is the Institut Astronomique et Philosophue du Canada; the Biso
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****2 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Canadian Royal-Themed Covers  (115085)3019 - Canadian Royal-Themed Covers (115085)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 covers with royal stamps or themes. Stamps: July 1, 1967 The Queens visit in Ottawa. June 17, 1939 St. John's stamp commemorates the...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********e.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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