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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Art Nouveau Postcard of Mushrooms, 1899 by Gisbert Combaz  (111570)4650 - Art Nouveau Postcard of Mushrooms, 1899 by Gisbert Combaz (111570)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Postmarked 1899, published by Dietrich, Bruxelles. Very early Art Nouveau postcard. Combaz was among the best in Belgium at art nouveau according to A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Art Nouveau Women Postcard Collection  (115732)4651 - Art Nouveau Women Postcard Collection (115732)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Album containing 140+ postcards in Art Nouveau feat. women. Publishers include Tuck & Sons; L and others. Colorful and artistic. Suitable for fr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Beagles -Old Real Photo Postcards - Nurse Cavell - Edith Cavell Heroine of the Great War 1865-1915  4652 - Beagles -Old Real Photo Postcards - Nurse Cavell - Edith Cavell Heroine of the Great War 1865-1915
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Souvenier Postcards of the Nurse Edith Cavell for the Belgian Soldiers Fund 1916 all are real photo postcards; Beagles Postcards 171N. Memorial to Nur
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to B*********r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Coin and stamp Postcards foreign  (115665)4653 - Coin and stamp Postcards foreign (115665)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three unused foreign post cards I Magyar Filaatelissta Nap 1924 Budapest Szept. 20-24 (red ink image of Korona) Ungarn's Raritaten Magyar Ritk...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Collection of old Japanese Postcards - real photo card  (115670)4654 - Collection of old Japanese Postcards - real photo card (115670)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 50-60 real photo postcards of Japanese places, and people Daikodo Horiuji Yamato, Fujiwara period , Iris pond in the Sansuien,Beppu, KarachiMei
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Collection of Postcard Guides, Catalogs, and Books for the Postal Enthusiast  (115428)4655 - Collection of Postcard Guides, Catalogs, and Books for the Postal Enthusiast (115428)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Various books for the postal collecor: 8 hardbacks;approx 30 softbound The Postcard Lovers Catlog II 1979-1920 The Cat Fancier American Illustrator,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Dance contest  postcards-real photo postcards, young couples  (115682)4656 - Dance contest postcards-real photo postcards, young couples (115682)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
old black/white photos in Texas, Derby Show 1937 Geo. W. Pugh Productions-dancers ; several young couples in Sunday best attire, wedding attire, colle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Early Post Cards - Sharing Stamps of various countries 1890s-1910's  (115689)4657 - Early Post Cards - Sharing Stamps of various countries 1890s-1910's (115689)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 30 postcards, most unused , some have cancellations, Mexico, Germany, Afrika, Chile, Belgium, France, Austria, others; Have stamps from originat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Edward VII  Postcards from England  (115721)4658 - Edward VII Postcards from England (115721)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six royal postcards; Windsor Castle; J. Beagles & Co., In Memoriam "Victoria the Great , and "Edward the Peacemaker" Prudential...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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General Holiday/Special Occasion Postcards  (113144)4659 - General Holiday/Special Occasion Postcards (113144)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 70 holiday and special occasion postcards. Includes Christmas, Thanksgiving, Leap Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, April Foo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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