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.

SESSION ONE OVERVIEW
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 OVERVIEW
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 OVERVIEW
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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Misc batch of Americana3598 - Misc batch of Americana
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 assorted tokens. Aprrox. 50 checks from Nevada, California, West Virgina etc. State: Nevada / California City: HWAC#: 47856 Date:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to J***M for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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86 Stock Certificates, The May Dept Store3599 - 86 Stock Certificates, The May Dept Store
Holabird Western Americana Collections
86 Stock Certificates, The May Dept Store, issued 1947-1954 New York State: New York City: HWAC#: 47859 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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May Department Stores Company Stock Certificates3600 - May Department Stores Company Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
91 pieces of Cumulative Preferred Stock certificates, mostly dating from the late 1940s and early 1950s. 8 x 11 1/2 inches, nice eagle vignette. Stat
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Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Unissued Check Pages and Books Collection, c.1830s3601 - Unissued Check Pages and Books Collection, c.1830s
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 books of un-issued, uncut from Boston and New York. Over 1000 uncut checks, each page contains 6-8 checks per page. c. 1830's State: New Yo...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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2 Five Cent Resort Saloon Tokens, Baker City, Oregon3602 - 2 Five Cent Resort Saloon Tokens, Baker City, Oregon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Five Cent Resort Saloon Tokens, Baker City, Oregon State: Oregon City: HWAC#: 47864 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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8 Salt Lake City tokens3603 - 8 Salt Lake City tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 Salt Lake City tokens State: Utah City: Salt Lake City HWAC#: 47858 Date:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (10.00 + 2.40) = 12.40
 
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Norfolk and Western Railroad Company Stock Certificate Archive3604 - Norfolk and Western Railroad Company Stock Certificate Archive
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dealer alert! 100 pieces of Norfolk and Western Railroad Company stock certificates from the 1880s. The Norfolk and Western Railway was formed by
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norfolk and Western Railroad Company Stock Certificates3605 - Norfolk and Western Railroad Company Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred pieces of Norfolk and Western Railroad Company stock certificates from the 1880s. State: Virginia City: HWAC#: 48610 Date:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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10 tokens, Diamondville Club,Wyoming3606 - 10 tokens, Diamondville Club,Wyoming
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 tokens, Diamondville Club, Diamondville, Wyoming. Five are 5 cent and five are 10 cent. Approx 1910. State: Wyoming City: HWAC#: 47865 Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****y for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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10 Assorted Western Tokens3607 - 10 Assorted Western Tokens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 Assorted Western Tokens from Kemmerer, Wyoming and Wendover, Utah. State: City: HWAC#: 47866 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Custer Channel Wing Corporation Stock Certificates3608 - Custer Channel Wing Corporation Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two hundred pieces of stock certificates for the Custer Channel Wing Corporation. Willard Ray Custer filed a United States patent in 1929 for a wing
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Food Advertisements3609 - Food Advertisements
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Most ads are geared toward the food industry (The Champion All Steel Wire Screen Scoop for Potatoes; Taplin Rice Company, Manufacturers of Stoves), pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to d******0 for (15.00 + 3.60) = 18.60
 
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Misc. US Paper Ephemera3610 - Misc. US Paper Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eclectic group of ephemera. Best is Brunswick Gold Mines stock, Grass Valley, 1889. Issued, signed by John Halpin as president, issued to Hans Chollar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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Pan American World Airways Stock Certificates3611 - Pan American World Airways Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two hundred stock certificates issued by Pan American World Airways, Inc. Half have a green border, half have a red border. State: City: HWAC#:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Pan American World Airways Stock Certificates3612 - Pan American World Airways Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sixty four pieces. Pan American World Airways, Inc. stock certificates. Good dealer inventory. State: City: HWAC#: 48242 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d******0 for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Stock Certificate Collection3613 - Stock Certificate Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dealers' special: four different stocks in large quantities. 1) The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company, 41 pieces; 2) Norfolk and Western Rai...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to D******a for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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