December Dreams Premier Auction: Western Americana, Mining, & Numismatics (December 2021)

Auction Details

Welcome to our "December Dreams" Premier Auction, our final sale of 2021!

December Sale Highlights
This December Sale includes many highlighted collections, including parts of the Ken Prag Postcard Collection, Bill McKivor Token and Medal Collection, MacKenzie Montana Collection, and the Ron Lerch Western Directory Collection, all supplemented by some world-class great rarities from other private collections nationwide.

Fresh to the market is the Ron Lerch Collection of Western Directories. The collection numbers nearly 700 different directories, and here are presented about 200 directories as the first part of this major historic and all-important reference material collection, picked somewhat randomly from the collection. Most of the Western states have several directories offered in this first sale. Some of the key pieces in the December sale are the two very rare San Francisco Chinese business directories, as well as a number of very rare county directories of the nineteenth century. Directories are considered “primary source” material, and as such are essential in aspects of historical research. Few of the directories in the Lerch Collection have been digitized (with the Langley’s San Francisco an obvious exception).

Yes, the Prag Collection keeps on giving! This sale contains about 500 lots of postcards, but the majority, perhaps 350 lots, are from California. This large group offers some of the best and rarest postcards we’ve offered yet, from Pioneer cards (Private Mailing Cards, c1898-1902) to rare artists and themes, such as Disney (1930s cards) and the Titanic (both pre-sinking and post sinking from 1912).

Within these two massive collections is a common theme: Hawaii. The Prag Collection offers about 40 lots of vintage Hawaii postcards, and there are about 7 Hawaiian directories from the Lerch Collection.

Antiquarian photography is another key category for collectors, including many historic and possibly unique western stereo-view cards and photographs, and an absolutely fabulous Ansel Adams original photograph group from his Yosemite Series (all signed), highlighted by “Moon over El Capitan”, print No. 10, considered by many as one of his greatest photographs.

As always, we have a strong Native Americana section, with baskets (more coming in the next sale), jewelry and art. Speaking of Art, we have three early Salvador Dali signed lithographic prints, and a rather wonderful group of Japanese wood block and lithograph prints, many with original signatures.

The MacKenzie Montana Collection continues, with several hundred lots of historical Montana documents and ephemera.

The Railroad and Mining sections contain selections from several private collections with a number of rarities. This sale features premier California Gold Rush and Nevada Territory mining collections!

Our Numismatics section includes a collection of So-Called Dollars and new offerings from the Bill McKivor Nevada token and world-medal collection, not to be missed!

Make sure to use the Keyword search tool to find items in your collecting areas across the three auction days. As usual, our team is happy and ready to answer questions.

And please send us those great collections for 2022! Yours could be the next world record!

--Fred Holabird & Team--


Auction Schedule

Day 1, Friday, December 17th, 2021, Lots 1000-1610
Philatelic (1000-1527)
Military, Political, & Firearms (1528-1558)
Gaming (1559-1577)
Model Railroad & Toys (1578-1610)

Day 2, Saturday, December 18th, 2021, Lots 2000-2683
Books feat. Ron Lerch Directory Collection, Part I (2000-2229)
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera (2230-2363)
Stock Certificates & Bonds (2364-2683)
Mining (2364-2551)
Railroad (2552-2624)
Miscellaneous (2625-2683)

Day 3, Sunday, December 19th, 2021, Lots 3000-3614
Native Americana (3000-3044)
Art feat. Ansel Adams (3045-3087)
General Americana (3088-3388)
Geographically Sorted
Misc. Categories incl. Coffee Mill Collection
Numismatics (3389-3613)
Coins & Currency (3389-3397)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (3398-3447)
Tokens feat. Bill McKivor Nevada Tokens, Part II (3448-3614)
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Lionel  Misc. Boxes, Track, Switches, Gondola [141211]1600 - Lionel Misc. Boxes, Track, Switches, Gondola [141211]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 58. Lionel Gondola (C6). Five empty Lionel train boxes is fair to good condition. #927 lube & maintenance ordinal kit (good condition...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to b********t.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Piko  38100 G Scale Starter Set [141229]1601 - Piko 38100 G Scale Starter Set [141229]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This starter set comes with a loco and two cars, R/C Controller (22V / 1.6A + 16V DC) with forward/reverse and speed and stop controls, power clamp,
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Estimate : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Piko G Scale 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive  [141225]1602 - Piko G Scale 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive [141225]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Piko381010 New York Central 0-6-0 Saddletank Steam Locomotive (G-Scale) PIKO Model Features Detailed 0-6-0 saddletank steam locomotive with lights Pow
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Estimate : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Spectrum G Scale Three Truck Shay Locomotive [141220]1603 - Spectrum G Scale Three Truck Shay Locomotive [141220]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This New in the box and original factory shipping box, therefore was not removed for testing. DCC sound-equipped, Die-cast construction, including
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to k*******y for (325.00 + 71.50) = 396.50
 
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Corgi Aviation Archive Die Cast Metal Aircraft 1/144 [142213]1604 - Corgi Aviation Archive Die Cast Metal Aircraft 1/144 [142213]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. NIB, never assembled die cast metal, display stands, Corgi "Aviation Archive" airplanes feature: Diecast metal construction ...
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Estimate : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to B******4 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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F14 Tomcat And F18 Hornet Die Cast Aircraft  [142215]1605 - F14 Tomcat And F18 Hornet Die Cast Aircraft [142215]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Die cast metal. NIB 1. 1:48 scale, , Maisto Motorworks F-14 Tomcat Diecast Collectible Aircraft 2. TOY ZONE Vintage Air Power F-18 HORN
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to B******4 for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Yay Ming  1/48  WWII Series Signature Die-cast Aircraft [142212]1606 - Yay Ming 1/48 WWII Series Signature Die-cast Aircraft [142212]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. These have great detail, small parts, collectors display stand. All are NIB, never removed. 1., F6F-5N Night Hellcat, Navy Blu Camo, Minis
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Estimate : 240.00 - 350.00
Sold to B******4 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Die Cast Metal Aircraft Coin Banks [142214]1607 - Die Cast Metal Aircraft Coin Banks [142214]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. All are NIB. 1. Two ; 1/24 Wings of Texaco, 4th in the Series - 1940 Grumman Goose Die Cast Metal Model/Coin Bank . 2. Harley Dav
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to B******4 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Stauer 1:18 1932 Lincoln Model KB [141238]1608 - Stauer 1:18 1932 Lincoln Model KB [141238]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NIB, never removed. Ford decided to challenge Cadillac directly with the launch of the 1932 Lincoln Model KB, powered by a V-12 engine, and decked ou
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Stauer 1958 Mercedes Benz 220SE 1:18 [141239]1609 - Stauer 1958 Mercedes Benz 220SE 1:18 [141239]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NIB This die-cast 1:18 scale model of the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet comes in a classic red-and-cream color scheme. The car comes with functi
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Vintage Walt Disney Winnie-the-Pooh Push 'Em Car(t) (1) [142264]1610 - Vintage Walt Disney Winnie-the-Pooh Push 'Em Car(t) (1) [142264]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Winnie-the-Pooh Push 'Em Car cart 22" tall x 24" x 16.5". Cart has four pivoting caster wheels for movement. Decorate...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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