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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30 First Flight Covers, Routes Canada Air Mail  (116577)3060 - 30 First Flight Covers, Routes Canada Air Mail (116577)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 30 Canada Air Mail first official flight covers canceled in February 1933. New routes were between Great Falls and Bissett, Wadhope and Great F
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two 1933 Canada 1st Flight Covers  (115073)3061 - Two 1933 Canada 1st Flight Covers (115073)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) Commemorating First Trans-atlantic Flight, Newfoundland to Ireland, 1919. 2) First Flight Fort Chipewyan to Fond du Lac and Stony Rapids.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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25 Canadian First Flight Covers: Oct-Dec. 1934  (116587)3062 - 25 Canadian First Flight Covers: Oct-Dec. 1934 (116587)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of 25 first flight covers, October to December 1934. Includes: Atlin-Telegraph Creek, Winnipeg-Kenora, Kewagama-Rouyn, Casummit Lake-Sioux Loo
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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20 1934 Canadian First Flight Air Mail Covers  (116354)3063 - 20 1934 Canadian First Flight Air Mail Covers (116354)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 20 First Flight of Canadian Airmail Covers with cancels from January to June, 1934. Have a variety of flights and stamps to add to your collecti
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Canadian First Flight Covers: 1935  (115050)3064 - Canadian First Flight Covers: 1935 (115050)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40+ 1935 Canada First Flight covers. Includes: Experimental Service Halifax to Sydney, Pickle Crow-Collins to Ontario, Goldfields to Fort Chip
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Canadian Air Pageant & Industrial Exhibition Covers  (115052)3065 - Canadian Air Pageant & Industrial Exhibition Covers (115052)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Two commemorate the 3rd Canadian Air Pageant in Montreal, 1931. One other the All Canadian Air Pageant in Edmonton, 1931. The last is 1951 I
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Canadian First Flight Covers: 1937 (115072)3066 - Canadian First Flight Covers: 1937 (115072)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of approx. 30 first flight covers from Canada, March to July 1937. Locations of the inaugural flight from Prince George to Fort G
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to C*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Canadian 1937 First Flight Covers  (116588)3067 - Canadian 1937 First Flight Covers (116588)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains 17 Canadian first flight covers from August to September, 1937. A very colorful group and in very good condition. Includes: Herb Lak
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Canadian 1st Flight Covers: 1937  (115051)3068 - Canadian 1st Flight Covers: 1937 (115051)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 38 1937 First Flight Covers with scene events depicting First Official Flight. Rae to Fort Resolution, Prince Albert - Montreal Lake, Ottawa -
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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1937 Canada First Flight Airmail Covers  (115036)3069 - 1937 Canada First Flight Airmail Covers (115036)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Various flights between August 10, 1937 Montreal, Quebec to Burlington, VT and September 8, 1937 Manitoba to Sturgeon Lake, Sask. Also: Tak
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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29 Canadian First Flight Covers: 1937   (115041)3070 - 29 Canadian First Flight Covers: 1937 (115041)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 29 1st Flight covers, 1937, that include cache scene events and 1st day issue. Included are covers from Prince George - Fort Grahame, Fort St
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Canada 1st Flight Covers: White Horse to Juneau and Fairbanks, Alaska (115044)3071 - Canada 1st Flight Covers: White Horse to Juneau and Fairbanks, Alaska (115044)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven May 3-8 1938 1st First Official Air Flight Covers that includes cache scene events. Flights: White Horse-Juneau, White Horse-Fairbanks.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Canadian First Flight Covers: 1938 (116582)3072 - Canadian First Flight Covers: 1938 (116582)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 First Flight Covers, most August 1938. Routes include: Vancouver to White Horse, Yukon; Vancouver to Quesnel, British Columbia; Ware, B.C. t
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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22 Covers First Air Mail Flights Canada to U.S.  (116576)3073 - 22 Covers First Air Mail Flights Canada to U.S. (116576)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twenty two covers that commemorate the first deliveries of Trans Canada Air Mail from Canada to the U.S. One was canceled on March 1, 1939; 18 on Marc
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Canada 1st Flight Covers Group  (115080)3074 - Canada 1st Flight Covers Group (115080)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18. Dates 1939-1958. Includes: Shediac Canada to Foynes, Canada Air Mail, Vancouver to Bangkok, Ottawa Ontario. Transatlantic England via Ire
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Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Misc. Canadian First Flight Covers  (115060)3075 - Misc. Canadian First Flight Covers (115060)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 First Flight Covers, 1930-1973. Covers included are from Newport to Horta Azores, Northern Flight Foynes Eire-Ireland--Botwood Newforunland
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Canadian First Flights Covers: Newfoundland to US  (115094)3076 - Canadian First Flights Covers: Newfoundland to US (115094)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 Newfoundland to USA covers, June 28, 1939. Includes: Pam Am. Airways Yankee Clipper, St. Johns-New York. Please inspect. Provenance: Joh
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Canadian First Flights Covers: Newfoundland to England and Ireland (115093)3077 - Canadian First Flights Covers: Newfoundland to England and Ireland (115093)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14. Most are Newfoundland to either England or Ireland, June or August 1939. Notable First Flight Covers including cache with scenes, are the F
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****2 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Large Group of Spring 1939 Canadian Covers  (116589)3078 - Large Group of Spring 1939 Canadian Covers (116589)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a large lot of 43 Canadian first flight covers from the year 1939. These are all in very good condition. Routes: Lethbridge-Montreal; Montrea
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to C*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Summer of 1939 Canadian First Flight Covers  (116590)3079 - Summer of 1939 Canadian First Flight Covers (116590)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a group of 30 first flight covers from the summer of 1939. They cover just about all the Canadian Provinces. They are in good condition. Route
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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