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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First Flight Covers Indiana  (116804)3140 - First Flight Covers Indiana (116804)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13 first flight covers from Indiana, c1928-1949. Includes cachet covers, a postmaster autograph, and two first flight covers from Indianapolis
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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Iowa First Flight Covers (12)  (117102)3141 - Iowa First Flight Covers (12) (117102)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12. Includes: 1929 First Flight Covers; Iowa Airport Dedication, 1930-1970; Iowa Dedication and Air Show, 1929-1931. Please inspect. Provena
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 Iowa  (116805)3142 - First Flight Covers Iowa (116805)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 18 first flight covers from , c1928-1976. Includes cachet covers, and a number of small airports, as well as major first flights that are now
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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Kansas First Flight Covers  (117103)3143 - Kansas First Flight Covers (117103)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15. Includes: First Flight Covers, 1930-1976; Kansas Air Meet, 1930; Kansas Airport Dedication, 1929-1939; Kansas Air Tours, 1931; Kansas Meets
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: Kansas  (116806)3144 - First Flight Covers: Kansas (116806)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 20 first flight covers from Kansas, c1930-1956. Includes cachet covers, and some postmaster autographs. A few have special stamps. Provenanc
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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Kentucky First Flight & Air Show Covers  (117104)3145 - Kentucky First Flight & Air Show Covers (117104)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. First Flight Covers: Lexington to Atlanta (2); Kentucky First Annual Air Show, Louisville, 1932. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection C
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: Kentucky  (116807)3146 - First Flight Covers: Kentucky (116807)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four first flight covers from Kentucky, c1934-1953. Includes cachet covers, a postmaster autograph, and two Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial
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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Louisiana First Flight Covers  (117105)3147 - Louisiana First Flight Covers (117105)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. Louisiana First Flight Covers, 1977-1978; Show Meets, 1932; Formal Opening and Dedication of the Municipal Airport in Shreveport 1931. Ai
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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Louisiana First Flight Covers (116808)3148 - Louisiana First Flight Covers (116808)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 27 first flight covers from Louisiana, c1928-1978. Includes cachet covers, a couple of postmaster autographs, and commemorative stamps. Pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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First Flight Covers Maine  (116809)3149 - First Flight Covers Maine (116809)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 first flight covers from Maine, c1931-1952. Includes cachet covers, some autographs, including a pilot and two postmasters, and some commemo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j*******h for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Maryland American Airlines Air Mail Cover   (117106)3150 - Maryland American Airlines Air Mail Cover (117106)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One Maryland Air Mail Cover 1937, American Airlines. Six stamps (five different). Annapolis cancel. Provenance: John Reynolds Collection Country
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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First Flight Covers: Maryland  (116810)3151 - First Flight Covers: Maryland (116810)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 14 first flight covers from Maryland, c1937-1976. Includes cachet covers, a postmaster autograph, and a number of first flight covers celebra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Massachusetts First Flight Covers (36)  (117107)3152 - Massachusetts First Flight Covers (36) (117107)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 36. First Flight Covers 1934-1941; Massachusetts, American Legion Air Meet, 1929; Airport Dedication, 1931-1932; Massachusetts Air Races, 1929-
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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First Flight Covers: Massachusetts  (116648)3153 - First Flight Covers: Massachusetts (116648)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 29 first flight covers from Massachusetts, c1927-1976. These major route first flights include cachet covers, some postmaster autographs. Pr
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Michigan First Flight Covers (60)  (117108)3154 - Michigan First Flight Covers (60) (117108)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ~60. First Flight Covers, 1931-1969; Airport Dedication, 1930-1968; Trophy race,1934-1935; National Air Tours, 1929-1932; Air Shows, 1927-1933.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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First Flight Covers: Michigan  (116649)3155 - First Flight Covers: Michigan (116649)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 27 first flight covers from Michigan, c1928-1956, several from the 20's. Includes cachet covers, some pilot and postmaster autographs, an...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Minnesota First Flight Covers   (117109)3156 - Minnesota First Flight Covers (117109)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Includes: First Flight Covers, 1940-1959; Airport Dedication, 1930-1950; Minnesota Air Meets, 1929-1930. Provenance: John Reynolds Col
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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First Flight Covers: Minnesota  (116651)3157 - First Flight Covers: Minnesota (116651)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 22 first flight covers from Minnesota, c1926-1953. Includes cachet covers, some postmaster autographs and 1945 president of Northwest Airline
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mississippi First Flight Covers  (117110)3158 - Mississippi First Flight Covers (117110)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. First Flight Covers, 1933-1950; Mississippi Airport Dedication, 1932; Official Cachet 42 Annual Convention, September 1975. Provenance:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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First Flight Covers: Mississippi  (116652)3159 - First Flight Covers: Mississippi (116652)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13 first flight covers from Mississippi, c1930-1965. Includes cachet covers, a postmaster autograph, and a 1976 first day cover, also from Miss
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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