Great American July Auction

Auction Details

This three day sale has highlights in many of our collecting categories including Mining, Saloon, Native Americana, Numismatics, Postal History, General Americana, Tokens, Railroad & Express, Bottles, and Western Art & Americana.

Our Saloon & Cigar section features brewing advertising, beer trays, cigar tins, ephemera, and match cases. Following this, our Bottle section includes beer bottles, whisky flasks, and other Western glassware.

Our Gaming section has rare chips and tokens (including ivory chips), a Keno goose, a slot machine, and early dice games.

Numismatics features Israeli coins and medals, U.S. medals including ANA, and US and Mexican coins including a large selection of belt buckles with Morgan Dollars and Peace Dollars.

Next comes our Railroad & Express section. Highlights include: a Leland Stanford signed pass; a Tonopah & Tidewater lock; a Virginia & Truckee loaner watch (and other V&T ephemera); and 1860s American Express Co. stock certificates with signatures from Wells, Fargo, & Holland.

We then have the largest Postal History section we've had in many years. There is a particular focus on Nevada with rarities from Esmeralda, Bernice, Cradlebaugh, and others. The section ends with Nevada revenue stamps and large US stamp collections.

Session One ends with our Token section which has pieces from California, Nevada, Montana, as well as rare Good For Mirrors.

Session Two is all Mining. Our Mining section features a fabulous assortment of mine lighting devices including carbide lamps, safety lamps, oil wick lamps, and candlesticks. We also have explosives-related material including blasting cap tins, wood boxes, and ephemera. In addition, the section has more mining signs, assay material, mining artifacts, and ephemera such as stock certificates and other mining documents and books. Don't miss a unique and very important set of Bank of California/Virginia City letters (Lots 2573-2576).

Session Three begins with a diverse and large Native Americana section: beadwork, baskets, pottery, rugs, points, a large section of turquoise and silver jewelry, kachinas, sculptures, and Native American & Western art. Don't miss Lot 3184, a Millicent Hearst painting.

Our General Americana section begins with a group of taxidermy pieces from two collections including a Western museum. We then have our usual varied and diverse selection of General Americana artifacts and ephemera including: an early ivory ship; rare California directories; turn-of-the-century Goldfield Gold Rush furniture (Lots 3480-84); early film and stage autographs; and much more. Be sure not to miss the premium early Western silverware lots including a once-in-a-lifetime offering of Comstock groups. The session ends with Dealer Specials, large bargain-priced groups of ephemera.

Table of Contents
Day 1, Saturday, July 8th (Lot 1000-1728)
Saloon, Cigar, & Tobacco (Lots 1000-1083)
Bottles & Insulators (Lots 1084-1183)
Gaming (Lots 1184-1210)
Numismatics (Lots 1211-1297)
Coin & Western Belt Buckles (Lots 1298-1393)
Railroad & Express (Lots 1394-1453)
Philatelic & Postal History (Lots 1454-1607)
Tokens (Lots 1608-1728)

Day 2, Sunday, July 9th (Lot 2000-2656)
Mining (Lot 2000-2656)
Mine Lighting Devices
Safety Lamps (2000-2065)
Carbide Lamps (2066-2230)
Oil Wick Lamps (2231-2374)
Misc. Lighting (2375-2383)
Mine Signs (2384-2400)
Explosives (2401-2462)
Assay (2463-2476)
Mining Artifacts (2477-2492)
Ephemera (Sorted State/City) (2493-2656)

Day 3, Monday, July 10th (Lots 3000-3613)
Native Americana & Western Art (3000-3204)
Beadwork, Baskets, Pottery, & Rugs (3000-3027)
Jewelry (3028-3049)
Points, Tools, & Ephemera (3050-3060)
Kachinas & Sculptures (3061-3143)
Native & Western Art (3144-3204)
Taxidermy (3205-3223)
General Americana (3224-3613)
Miscellaneous (3224-3328)
Sorted by State/City (3329-3571)
Dealer Specials (3572-3613)

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Unusual Die Cast Mining / Cowboy Sterling Silver Spoon2648 - Unusual Die Cast Mining / Cowboy Sterling Silver Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The bowl has a "Bronco Busting Out West" pictorial with "Stick to You Saddle". The handle say "mining" with miner'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
Nine Same Design Mining Spoons2649 - Nine Same Design Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Teaspoons: One is gold washed, one is copper and the other five are sterling. 2 demitasse spoons: one sterling, one copper. all spoons are die struc
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Six Copper Mining Spoons2650 - Six Copper Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 teaspoons with shovel bowls, all same with standing miner handle. 3 more teaspoons, 2 with plain bowls and 1 with die struck bowl, underground minin
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Various Mining Spoons2651 - Various Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Group of 3 pieces: teaspoon, gravy spoon and butter knife, plain bowls, same handles--standing miner holding pickax; 2) teaspoon, plain bowl, miner
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 340.00 - 500.00
Four Ceramic Art Statuettes of Coal Miners2652 - Four Ceramic Art Statuettes of Coal Miners
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All hand painted, each holding a safety lamp. Made by Art Mark. Nice condition. Approximately 10 inches tall. State: City: HWAC#: 42705 Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****m for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
Nice Miner's Desktop Set2653 - Nice Miner's Desktop Set
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six pieces. 1) Ore cart measuring 4 1/2 inches long. 2) Burro and prospector. 3) Fully loaded burro. 4-6) Mining tools: pick, square shovel, and round
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to G********B.. for (80.00 + 19.20) = 99.20
Seven Books on American Mining Companies2654 - Seven Books on American Mining Companies
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes Newmont, Anaconda, Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, etc. Nice group in good condition. State: City: HWAC#: 42557 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Western Mining Stereoviews2655 - Western Mining Stereoviews
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. Includes: Guanajuato Mexico, El Oro Mexico, sulpher mine with train, miners with a pack burro, Ontario Gold & Silver in Monda Gulch...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
World Mining Stereoviews2656 - World Mining Stereoviews
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight. Includes Bendigo Australia gold mine, Burma, Peru, England, Vermont, New Hampshire, and South Africa. Many of these show the actual work
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 500.00