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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Newfoundland First Flight Covers 1939-1947  (115091)3100 - Newfoundland First Flight Covers 1939-1947 (115091)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25 first flight covers from Newfoundland. Routes: Shediac-Moncton; Gander-Sydney; Gander-St. John's; St. John's- Moncton; and more. P...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********e.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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India First Flight Covers (50)  (117114)3101 - India First Flight Covers (50) (117114)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
International First Flight Covers: India, Bahrain; Pakistan, 1959-1985; India, 1933-1969. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if not USA):
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****0 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Women's International Air Races Covers incl. Amelia Earhart  (117248)3102 - Women's International Air Races Covers incl. Amelia Earhart (117248)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of eight women's air races covers from the U.S. and Senegal, c1929-78. Lot includes an Amelia Earhart collection, with commemorative stamp...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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First Flight Covers: Alabama  (116658)3103 - First Flight Covers: Alabama (116658)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 15 first flight covers from Alabama, c1928-1983. Includes cachet covers, some postmaster autographs, some with a variety of postmarks. Prove
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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First Covers & Air History Books: Alaska (115202)3104 - First Covers & Air History Books: Alaska (115202)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Alaska dog team mail, 12 count 1941-1974; Emergency mail, about 25 count 1933-1950; Commemoratives or Advertising, about 15 count 1933-1970 with a cor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Arizona First Flight Covers (45)  (117092)3105 - Arizona First Flight Covers (45) (117092)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40+. Includes: Mule Traing Mail Havasupai Indian Reservation, 1979. Official Opening August 20, 1929 At the Douglas U.S.A. International Airpo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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First Flight Covers Arizona  (116659)3106 - First Flight Covers Arizona (116659)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 26 first flight covers from Arizona, c1930-1950. Includes cachet covers, some pilot and postmaster autographs, including a rare autographed fi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Arkansas First Flight Covers   (117091)3107 - Arkansas First Flight Covers (117091)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11. About 5 Fifth Arkansas Annual Air Tour Covers with stamp dated October 14 1932. One Sixth Annual Arkansas Air Tour September 23 & 24...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three Little Rock, Arkansas First Flight Covers  (116799)3108 - Three Little Rock, Arkansas First Flight Covers (116799)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three first flight covers from Arkansas, c1931. Includes set of 3 cachet covers from Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 15, 1931. Provenance: J
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Over 100 First Day U.S. Covers  (116572)3109 - Over 100 First Day U.S. Covers (116572)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First Day of Issue covers from various cities and states throughout the U.S. in the 1940's, including San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1949. Used and canc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to p******1 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Southern California Helicopter First Flight Covers (116597)3110 - Southern California Helicopter First Flight Covers (116597)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11 first flight helicopter canceled covers from Southern California 1946 through 1955. Postmarks are sharp, covers are clean. Seven are for Los
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to C*****r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Jackass Mail Run Covers (116696)3111 - Jackass Mail Run Covers (116696)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three first day covers: April 16, 1994, "Jack Ass Mail Run" Porterville to Springville, California. April 17, 1933 "Send Jackass Mai...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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First Flight Covers Contract Mail Los Angeles to Salt Lake City  (116600)3112 - First Flight Covers Contract Mail Los Angeles to Salt Lake City (116600)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 clean covers commemorating the first trip airmail service between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. All are postmarked April 17, 1926, with spe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*******h for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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First Flight Covers: Seattle to Los Angeles (116602)3113 - First Flight Covers: Seattle to Los Angeles (116602)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
More than 60 first flight contract air mail service covers for routes from Los Angeles to Seattle in 1926, some by way of Portland and Medford, Oregon
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to c********r.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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South Pacific First Day Air Mail Covers  (116429)3114 - South Pacific First Day Air Mail Covers (116429)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice lot of 16 first day covers, focusing mainly on South Pacific air service, including Hawaii, Canton Island and Guam, among others. All pieces in v
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w****o for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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First Day and First Flight Covers: 200+ California Collection3115 - First Day and First Flight Covers: 200+ California Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 200+. Sept.First Day : California Commemorative Covers: spans 1848 to present; First Day and First Flight Covers: A California Collection of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c********r.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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First Flight Cover: Contract Mail Seattle to LA   (116695)3116 - First Flight Cover: Contract Mail Seattle to LA (116695)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Contract mail Seattle to Los Angeles First Flight Sept 15, 1926. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if not USA): State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to j*****0 for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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California First Flight and Air Mail Cover Collection (116690)3117 - California First Flight and Air Mail Cover Collection (116690)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 75-100 covers. First Flight Covers - Air Mail, California 1940's 1980's about 75-100 1940's: 4 First Flight U.S. Air Mail Route ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****0 for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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First Flight Covers: California  (116650)3118 - First Flight Covers: California (116650)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 90 first flight covers from California, c1926-1993. Includes cachet covers, some pilot and several postmaster autographs, and a number of sma
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to S*****0 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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First Flight Covers California and Special International Flights Jets  (116598)3119 - First Flight Covers California and Special International Flights Jets (116598)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 60 first flight canceled covers postmarked U.S. cities, mostly Southern California 1946 through 1960. Several are special international flights
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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