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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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co   (115791)4700 - St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co (115791)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 certificates. St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, incorporated on June 29, 1896, which also went bankrupt. On August 24, 1916 the company was re
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co   (115790)4701 - St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co (115790)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 certificates. St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, incorporated on June 29, 1896, which also went bankrupt. On August 24, 1916 the company was reo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co.   (115785)4702 - St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co. (115785)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 certificates. St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, incorporated on June 29, 1896, which went bankrupt. On August 24, 1916 the company was reorgani
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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The Hartford & New Haven Rail Road Co  (114469)4703 - The Hartford & New Haven Rail Road Co (114469)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. The Hartford and New Haven Railroad of Connecticut was chartered in 1833 to build a railroad between Hartford and New Haven It commen
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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The Troy & Lansingburgh Railroad Co  (115799)4704 - The Troy & Lansingburgh Railroad Co (115799)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 certificates. Chartered 1862 New York. Authorized to construct, operate and maintain a railroad to be run by horse power only from the City of Tr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Ohio Rail Road stocks/bonds  (115824)4705 - Ohio Rail Road stocks/bonds (115824)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20 certificates. 1Seven: The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co Incorp 1907. Consecutive #AC1787-AC1794, I/U, Brown, vignette 2-8-2 eng...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co.  (115842)4706 - The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co. (115842)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 certificates. Company was founded in 1907 and opened its mainline between Mogadore and Akron, Ohio in 1912. The ACY was primarily a freight rai
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 220.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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The Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Co.  (115856)4707 - The Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Co. (115856)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 certificates. 4 I/C and 6 U/U, three have receipts attached. Black, no seal, no vignette, dateline 189_, imprinted signatures. American Bank
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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The Consolidated Railway Co. & Scioto and Hocking Valley Rail Road Stocks  (116932)4708 - The Consolidated Railway Co. & Scioto and Hocking Valley Rail Road Stocks (116932)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. 1. Three, U/U $10,000, 4% Debenture Bonds due in 1954, '55 and '56. Dates of 1904-06 for issue.. 2. One, I/C , $10,000, 4...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Hestonville, Mantua and Fairmount Railroad Co  (114475)4709 - Hestonville, Mantua and Fairmount Railroad Co (114475)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 certificates. Incorp 1869 Pennsylvania. 1. #1456, I/C, 9 shares @ $50 par issued April 10, 1930 signed Frank B. Ellis president. Orange, embossed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Lackawanna Stock Group.  (116930)4710 - Lackawanna Stock Group. (116930)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1-2) Punched specimens $1000, $500. No TD 00000. One with purple boarder, one with orange. 3) #821 $1000 red print 7% signed by President Je
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Pennsylvania RR stock/bond  (114637)4711 - Pennsylvania RR stock/bond (114637)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 certificates. 1.The Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh Railroad Co. incorp. 1893. The Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh Railroad Company operat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to v*g for (25.00 + 5.50) = 30.50
 
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Pennsylvania RR stock/bond  (114485)4712 - Pennsylvania RR stock/bond (114485)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. 1. Navy Yard Broad St and Fairmount Railway Co. Incorp 1861 Pennsylvania. U/U, not numbered, $50 par shares, dateline 186_, Black,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 130.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Pennsylvania RR stocks  (114658)4713 - Pennsylvania RR stocks (114658)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 certificates. 1. 5 certs United Traction Co. of Pittsburgh. Incorp 1890 Pennsylvania. 4 unissued and one cancelled, dateline 189_. One I/C. issu
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania RR Stocks  (114880)4714 - Pennsylvania RR Stocks (114880)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 certificates. 1. Youngstown-Sharon Railway and Light Co. incorp 1900. #184, I/C, 100 shares @ $100 par issued March 1, 1901. Brown, vignette top
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York RR Stock  (114520)4715 - Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York RR Stock (114520)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 certificates. 1. Great Falls Street Railway Co of New Jersey incorp. 1890. #41, I/U, 200 shares @ $25 issued May 27, 1891, Black, embossed seal,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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The Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Rail Road & Coal Co.  (109985)4716 - The Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Rail Road & Coal Co. (109985)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
incorp. 1853 The purpose of the line was to provide a rail link from Huntingdon to Bedford, and to provide a competitive alternate route to local coal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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The Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Rail Road & Coal Co.  (109986)4717 - The Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Rail Road & Coal Co. (109986)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
incorp. 1853 The purpose of the line was to provide a rail link from Huntingdon to Bedford, and to provide a competitive alternate route to local coal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Vermont Central Railroad Co.   (114689)4718 - Vermont Central Railroad Co. (114689)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Chartered October 31, 1843, to build a line across the center of Vermont, running from Burlington on Lake Champlain east to Montpelier, and then south
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 175.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Virginia RR stocks  (114683)4719 - Virginia RR stocks (114683)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 certificates. 1. Two certs: Virginia Transit Co. incorp. 1944 Virginia. Both, I/C, Orange, $10 par, eagle vignette, embossed seal, Franklin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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