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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California First Flight Covers  (116694)3120 - California First Flight Covers (116694)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of about 125; some 1925-1929, most 1930s. First flight covers: 1930's Set of about 50 Chamber of Commerce First Night Flight LA -NY C...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Colorado First Flight Covers  (117093)3121 - Colorado First Flight Covers (117093)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40+. Includes: First Flight Covers Colorado Springs, Colorado 1928; First Flight Air Main from Otis, Washington County, Colorado March 30, 1929
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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First Flight Covers: Colorado  (116654)3122 - First Flight Covers: Colorado (116654)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 27 first flight covers from Colorado, c1926-1985, with many early covers. Includes cachet covers, some postmaster autographs, and a first fligh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Two Connecticut First Flight Covers   (117094)3123 - Two Connecticut First Flight Covers (117094)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inauguration of Airmail Route 94 Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut, 1967; and State Connecticut Convention Air Meet, August 1929. Provenance: Joh
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Five Connecticut First Flight Covers  (116655)3124 - Five Connecticut First Flight Covers (116655)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five first flight covers from Connecticut, c1931-1961. Includes cachet covers, and a couple of commemorative stamps. Bridgeport, Hartford, New
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dakotas First Flight Covers   (117095)3125 - Dakotas First Flight Covers (117095)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. Includes: First Flight Covers 1932 - 1952; Dakotas Dedications 1931 -1940; Sioux Falls Air Races 1931; Sky Show Carrington, 1931. Please i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Wilmington, Delaware Air Show Cover   (117096)3126 - Wilmington, Delaware Air Show Cover (117096)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Air Meet at the Wilmington Airport, October 6, 1928. 5 cent Air Mail Postage. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country (if not USA): State
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Four Delaware First Flight Covers (116656)3127 - Four Delaware First Flight Covers (116656)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of four first flight covers from Delaware, c1939-1949. Includes cachet covers from Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington and Georgetown. Provenance: Jo
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Florida First Flight Covers (85)  (117097)3128 - Florida First Flight Covers (85) (117097)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 80+. Includes: First Flight Covers 1926-1990; Florida Air Races 1928-1965; Florida Air Meets 1929-1930; Florida Tours; Florida Air show 19-30 -
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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Florida First Flight Covers  (116657)3129 - Florida First Flight Covers (116657)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 62 first flight covers from Florida, c1926-1971. Includes cachet covers, some pilot and postmaster autographs, and a mail clerk autograph. A fe
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Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Florida First Flight Covers  (116800)3130 - Florida First Flight Covers (116800)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 22 first flight covers from Florida, c1926-1987. Cachet covers include a Graf Zeppelin salute to Cleveland, and there are postmaster, cachet
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Georgia First Flight Covers (117098)3131 - Georgia First Flight Covers (117098)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. First Flight Covers, 1969-1978; Georgia's Airport Dedications, 1933-1941; Georgia National Air Tour 1929. Please inspect. Provenan...
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First Flight Covers Georgia  (116801)3132 - First Flight Covers Georgia (116801)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 24 first flight covers from Georgia, c1926-1983. Includes cachet covers, postmaster and acting postmaster autographs. A few have commemorativ
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Hawaii First Day, Flight & Commemorative Covers (115201)3133 - Hawaii First Day, Flight & Commemorative Covers (115201)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 100+. First Flight covers, about twenty count 1941-1988; First Day, about 15 count all 1937; First Flight island internal flights, about 15 cou
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Estimates : 100.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to c********r.. for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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First Flight Cover Hawaii  (116802)3134 - First Flight Cover Hawaii (116802)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A first flight cover from Honolulu, Hawaii to Tokyo, Japan, February 3, 1954. Has a Tokyo AMF, Japan postmark and small cachet on the back. Provenanc
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Idaho First Flight Covers  (117099)3135 - Idaho First Flight Covers (117099)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16. Includes: First Flight Covers, 1948-1983; Air Tours 1931; Airport Dedications, 1928-1952. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Count
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Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j******0 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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First Flight Covers Idaho  (116803)3136 - First Flight Covers Idaho (116803)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14 first flight covers from Idaho, c1928-1987, most from the 20's-40's. Includes cachet covers, two postmaster autographs, and a firs...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j******0 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Illinois First Flight & Other Covers (55)  (117100)3137 - Illinois First Flight & Other Covers (55) (117100)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 50+. Includes: First Flight Covers, 1926-1984; One advertisement with 1 1/2 cent stamp; Airport Dedications, 1930-1969; Air Tours, 1930-1931;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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First Flight Covers Illinois  (116647)3138 - First Flight Covers Illinois (116647)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 57 first flight covers from Illinois, c1926-1987. Includes cachet covers, some pilot autographs, and a number of small airports, as well as m
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Indiana First Flight Covers  (117101)3139 - Indiana First Flight Covers (117101)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 36. Includes: Indiana Airport Dedications, 1928-1950; 4th Annual Air Meet, 1931; Indiana Air Tour 1931-1935; Indiana Aviation Shows, 1929, an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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