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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Set of 3 Metal Postcards Plus Radio Station Postcard  (111549)3720 - Set of 3 Metal Postcards Plus Radio Station Postcard (111549)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Metal postcards depict the Cliff House in San Francisco, the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City and the Bridge of Sighs in Pittsburgh, PA. Also an additi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Set of 4 Art Cards Picturing Elves  (111579)3721 - Set of 4 Art Cards Picturing Elves (111579)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cute little set of four postcards featuring elves. Elf with squirrel, frog, duck and crane. Fun! Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if no
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8***4 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Set of Six "Aesop's Fables Up to Date" Postcards by Tuck- F. Sancha, Artist  (111628)3722 - Set of Six "Aesop's Fables Up to Date" Postcards by Tuck- F. Sancha, Artist (111628)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Foxes, dogs and turtles pictured in these humorous postcards from Tuck. All from "Aesop's Fables Up to Date" series. By F. Sancha, art...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Seven Advertising Postcards  (116104)3723 - Seven Advertising Postcards (116104)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A lot of seven advertising postcards, including a liquor company, a hotel a vinyard and others. Very novel lot, with one RPC advertising wine week. P
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to f****0 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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St. Patrick's Day Postcards, 1898-1905 (14) Includes Two from A. Heinmuller  (111586)3724 - St. Patrick's Day Postcards, 1898-1905 (14) Includes Two from A. Heinmuller (111586)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Most by Int. Art Publishing Company. Fourteen cards in all includes two from Heinmuller. View photos of this interesting lot. Provenance: John Rey
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to d*******f for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Sun Bonnet Postcard Group (40)  (111616)3725 - Sun Bonnet Postcard Group (40) (111616)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. forty sun bonnet postcards, most from around 1906, and most from Ullman Mfg. Co., N.Y. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if not
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Tea & Coffee Advertising Postcards  (116119)3726 - Tea & Coffee Advertising Postcards (116119)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A lot of six advertising postcards selling coffee and teas. Cards advertise Indian and Chinese teas as well as Central American grown coffees. Very c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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The Squall Room Boys Postcards Group (4) by C.J. Rose, 1908  (111621)3727 - The Squall Room Boys Postcards Group (4) by C.J. Rose, 1908 (111621)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of 4 postcards from the Squall Room Boys by C.J. Rose, 1908. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if not USA): State: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to f****0 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Three Postcards of Dancing Pigs, One By Munchen  (111560)3728 - Three Postcards of Dancing Pigs, One By Munchen (111560)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 Dancing Pigs postcards including one by litho artist Anstalt Munchen, Set 27, #17938. One of the others is from Czechoslovakia. Provenance: John
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Tobacco Card & Nine Ad Postcards  (116421)3729 - Tobacco Card & Nine Ad Postcards (116421)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This group, along with nine ad postcards for various tobacco products, includes a Gems of Beauty insert card. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection C
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to l*******c for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Two Devil Postcards  (111566)3730 - Two Devil Postcards (111566)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very unique subject matter. Two different devil postcards. MDD 1927 and MDD 1928. Nice condition. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if
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Estimates : 20.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Two Magic Postcards Includes Autographed Hetty King Card  (111590)3731 - Two Magic Postcards Includes Autographed Hetty King Card (111590)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two postcards, one of Miss Hetty King is autographed. Other card is of Ali Baba with a secret message. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country
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Estimates : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to p******1 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Two Rare Postcards With Mini Suspenders  (111584)3732 - Two Rare Postcards With Mini Suspenders (111584)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare postcards with mini-suspenders. Copyright Robert Eddy, 1906. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if not USA): State: City/County
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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US Prisons Real Photo Postcards  (113127)3733 - US Prisons Real Photo Postcards (113127)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 postcards incl. 7 RPPC. Prisons include: Montana State (RPPC); Western Montana State Prison (Deer Lodge, RPPC); Michigan State Reformatory (I
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********w.. for (35.00 + 7.70) = 42.70
 
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Various Historical RPC's  (115562)3734 - Various Historical RPC's (115562)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of 26 RPC's depicting scenes from KKK rallies, a lynching, Pancho Villa and WWI scenes. An interesting and eclectic collection. Some are wr...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*******F for (550.00 + 137.50) = 687.50
 
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Various Postcards Grab Bag (Mining, Western)  (116474)3735 - Various Postcards Grab Bag (Mining, Western) (116474)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of various postcards from the Ken Prag collection. Some highlights: 1 is RPC of Alaskan hydraulic mining. RPC Bingham Canyon shows the road throug
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Victorian & Art Nouveau Postcard Collection  (115731)3736 - Victorian & Art Nouveau Postcard Collection (115731)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Album containing 156 postcards of Victorian women and Art Nouveau style views. Publishers include Tuck & Sons; Edward Gross Co.; Reinthal & ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********w.. for (475.00 + 104.50) = 579.50
 
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Vintage Postcards -Most are pre 1905; Tuck and others; European and American postcards  (115394)3737 - Vintage Postcards -Most are pre 1905; Tuck and others; European and American postcards (115394)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Post card collection from the late 1800s and early 1900s, three-quarters of box are Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards (pre 1905), many Oilette serie...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*******F for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Wanted Poster Postcards  (115555)3738 - Wanted Poster Postcards (115555)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a group of 28 criminal alert postcards sent out to various law enforcement agencies. Everyone's heard of Wanted Posters, these are just ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f****0 for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Zodiac Art Postcards Set of 11 Different Months, Renz, Artist  (110357)3739 - Zodiac Art Postcards Set of 11 Different Months, Renz, Artist (110357)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Postcards by Renz. January through November Zodiac postcards for each birthmonth. Published by Johnston-Ayres Co. and litho printed by Edward H. Mitch
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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