Big Tent Auction: Philatelic, Americana, Mining, Numismatics--April 2020

Auction Details

Day 1, April 16th, 2020 (Lots 1000-1754)
Native Americana
General Americana

Day 2, April 17th, 2020 (Lots 2000-2753)
Mining Equipment
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera
Stocks & Bonds
Firearms & Weaponry

Day 3, April 18th, 2020 (Lots 3000-3764)
Philatelic & Postal History
First Day
First Flight
Philatelic Covers & Postal History

Day 4, April 19th, 2020 (Lots 4000-4763)
Bargains & Dealer Specials

Welcome to our April Sale!

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.”

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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Nine Pioneer Postcards Various US Cities incl. Early California  (116371)3560 - Nine Pioneer Postcards Various US Cities incl. Early California (116371)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine colorful pioneer postcards from various US Cities and Mexico, most canceled with writing, both litho and RPC. 1890's-early 1900's. Incl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
Set of 15 Pioneer Postcards from Detroit Photographic Co. Date to 1900  (111565)3561 - Set of 15 Pioneer Postcards from Detroit Photographic Co. Date to 1900 (111565)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice color postcards, most dated 1900 and 1901 from the Detroit Photographic Company. Most are scenes from the Library of Congress. Provenance: Joh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
23 Later Date Color Postcards from St. Louis, Missouri  (110349)3562 - 23 Later Date Color Postcards from St. Louis, Missouri (110349)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
23 Color postcards from St. Louis. View photos to inspect. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if not USA): State: Missouri City/Count
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Seven Beer Advertisement Postcards  (116105)3563 - Seven Beer Advertisement Postcards (116105)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of seven beer advertising postcards. The beers advertised include ABC (Mexico), Budwiser and others. Colorful and nostalgic. Provenance: Joh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to f****0 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
Sun River, Montana Postal Card  (115717)3564 - Sun River, Montana Postal Card (115717)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A very nice postal card postmarked from Sun River, Montana, 1880. Sharp postmark and address. Sent to Ft. Shaw, Montana Territory. Provenance: Joh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to p*********3 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
Mixed Bag of  RPC's & Chrome PC's  (116754)3565 - Mixed Bag of RPC's & Chrome PC's (116754)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mixed bag of about 50 or so RPC's and chrome cards. Subjects range from black & white portraits to several scenic shots of Montana and the s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*******h for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
Nevada Casino Themed PC's (17)  (116755)3566 - Nevada Casino Themed PC's (17) (116755)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 17 gaming themed postcards, mostly of Nevada, but there is a nice RPC from Juarez, Mexico. Fair to good condition. Provenance: Salvatore Fa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to l***c for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
Reno & Virginia City Area Postcards  (115739)3567 - Reno & Virginia City Area Postcards (115739)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7, incl. 5 real photo postcards. RPPC include: Undermined Buildings, Virginia City; rare view of Geiger Grade, Nevada's Scenic Skyway; ra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Pioneer Postcard Litho Santa Fe to France   (116366)3568 - Pioneer Postcard Litho Santa Fe to France (116366)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pioneer postcard with French writing, colorful litho "A Day in the City of Santa Fe" multi-view 1901 cancelled to France. Provenance: Jo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to t********n.. for (20.00 + 4.40) = 24.40
Hudson-Fulton Celebration Postcards  (115561)3569 - Hudson-Fulton Celebration Postcards (115561)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About two dozen beautifully colored litho post cards commemorating. The Hudson/Fulton celebration of 1909.The Hudson Fulton Celebration from
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50