Great Americana Pow-Wow Auction (August 2020)

Auction Details

We sincerely hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

This auction marks the best material we've offered in a hot August sale in many years. The variety is outstanding, as is the quality of goods offered.

A glimpse at the many categories: Native American turquoise and silver jewelry, including the best squash blossom necklace we've ever seen, baskets, Kachinas, and rugs; California token collection; Fauver American and foreign counters and tokens; rare whiskey bottles; Masonic California token; beautiful drugstore carved wood frontispiece; Nevada rare documents; major pinback collection; baseball and boxing collectibles; gold specimens including some from the Goodshaw Mine at Bodie; American and foreign medals; Victorian furniture; fantastic array of western Art; original Buffalo Bill/Pawnee Bill posters; Large ore cars and incline cars from a major Nevada City mine; Dynamite and candle boxes; American souvenir plate collection (c1900-1920); music collectibles; toys and toy trains; postcard collections, directories, maps; railroad pass collection and references; antique firearms; badges; mining & railroad stocks; US coins; token dies; a rockshop section, mining artifacts and much more.

There is truly something for everybody!

Don't forget us when its time to sell. We average about 5000 registered bidders per sale, probably the most in America for an Americana sale! With buyers all over the globe, we get to everybody. We are always after great collections! ~Fred Holabird~

Auction Schedule

Day 1, August 27th, 2020:
Art (1001-1093)
Native Americana (1094-1325)
General Americana Part I (1326-1595)
Sports (1596-1604)
Toys (1605-1651)

Day 2, August 28th, 2020:
Philatelic - Postal History (2000-2087)
General Americana Part II (2088-2599)
Firearms & Weapons(2600-2624)

Day 3, August 29th, 2020:
Stocks & Bonds (3000-3125)
Numismatics (3126-3416)
Tokens (3417-3634)

Day 4, August 30th, 2020:
Minerals (4000-4042)
Mining (4043-4320)
Bargains & Dealer Specials PART I (4321-4611)

Day 5, August 31st, 2020:
Bargains & Dealer Specials PART II (5000-5641)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. Shipping and handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing as it is based on the size and weight of your purchase. Additional shipping and handling costs, if required, will be re-invoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and size.SH...
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Lincoln County Mines Report, 2nd Q, 1874  (110190)4240 - Lincoln County Mines Report, 2nd Q, 1874 (110190)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
29 line entries of producing mines in Lincoln County, mostly at Pioche. Gross yield for the quarter was about $513,000. The largest producers were Ra
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 2*****l for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Ingersoll-Rand Metal Signs (2)  (119460)4241 - Ingersoll-Rand Metal Signs (2) (119460)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Yellow. 29 x 3" Found near the Lodi, Nye County Compressor. 2) White. 18 x 3" Probably found at Candelaria. Two nice Nevada ghost towns...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f*****y for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Keokuk Gold & Silver Mining Company Certificate of Incorporation from the Territory of Nevada  (10574242 - Keokuk Gold & Silver Mining Company Certificate of Incorporation from the Territory of Nevada (1057
Holabird Western Americana Collections
What a great rarity! The actual Certificate of Incorporation for the Keokuk Gold and Silver Mining Company located in the Reese River District. 2c blu
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to 2*****l for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Laws of the Gold Hill Mining District Broadside, 1873  (110262)4243 - Laws of the Gold Hill Mining District Broadside, 1873 (110262)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fantastic, original broadside, "The Laws of Gold Hill Mining District" with latest date in the text, 1873. The text is not showing at the ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6*****b for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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California Mill Check Issued to Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Signed by Mackay  (113523)4244 - California Mill Check Issued to Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Signed by Mackay (113523)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
California Mill, Bank of California, Virginia, Nev, 1875, revenue check (RN-D) issued to the V&T Railroad Co. for $330.91. Signed by Comstock mi...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to k*****o for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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California State Telegraph Company from William Lent to HH Day  (102253)4245 - California State Telegraph Company from William Lent to HH Day (102253)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Territorial. Includes a California State Telegraph envelope address to Day. Telegram is dated July 6, 1864. "Send no more bars to Theall, loss ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Four Different Bullion Assays for the Savage Mill - with a story to tell  (104539)4246 - Four Different Bullion Assays for the Savage Mill - with a story to tell (104539)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All assayed by Van Wyck in May of 1865. The mills were the Central, Island, Union and DeLand. (Rarer mill located half way down Six Mile Canyon. 15 st
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gould & Curry Check Signed by Deidesheimer  (113529)4247 - Gould & Curry Check Signed by Deidesheimer (113529)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The most sought-after Comstock autograph! Bank of California, RN-B with green NV revenue printed on the left border. Issued on May 3, 1870 to Wm. Veal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to A*****0 for (475.00 + 104.50) = 579.50
 
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Hoosier State Mill Revenue Check Signed by Mackay  (113548)4248 - Hoosier State Mill Revenue Check Signed by Mackay (113548)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Bank of California, Virginia, Nev., April 9, 1874. Issued to M. Toban for $24.50. Signed by Comstock mining millionaire John Mackay. RN-D1. Viol
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to i******s for (130.00 + 28.60) = 158.60
 
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Intriguing Letter about a "bad ugly treat" of the owner of the Mexican Mine  (102254)4249 - Intriguing Letter about a "bad ugly treat" of the owner of the Mexican Mine (102254)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter is datelined In Franco, February 4, 1861. Cover has an address of Feb. 4. Yet how can a Wells Fargo cover come from France. and why has the cov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to f*****E for (150.00 + 26.25) = 176.25
 
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Ophir Mill Revenue Check issued to F. Birdsall, Signed by Mackay  (113524)4250 - Ophir Mill Revenue Check issued to F. Birdsall, Signed by Mackay (113524)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
W.S. Hobart / Ophir Mill, Bank of California, revenue check, RN-B16a. Issued in 1872 in Virginia City to F. Birdsall & Co. for $62.34. Signed by...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e******n for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Ophir Mill Revenue Checks Signed by Mackay and Fair  (113526)4251 - Ophir Mill Revenue Checks Signed by Mackay and Fair (113526)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Nice pair of W.S. Hobart / Ophir Mill, Bank of California, revenue checks issued in Virginia City in 1872. One is signed by James G. Fair an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*****o for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Sapphire Mill Check Signed by W.S. Hobart  (113546)4252 - Sapphire Mill Check Signed by W.S. Hobart (113546)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Sapphire Mill (Nevada and Atlas crossed out), Bank of California, Virginia, Nev., Sept. 24, 1868. Issued to (illegible), signed by W.S. Hobart.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to u********y.. for (45.00 + 9.90) = 54.90
 
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Savage Mining Company Central Mill Assay Results by Van Wyck (5)  (104538)4253 - Savage Mining Company Central Mill Assay Results by Van Wyck (5) (104538)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five. All for the Savage Mining Company. From May 3, 1865 to May 30, 1865. Largest bar was on May 8th. 1,465.5 ounces. $ 421.97 in gold and $1,
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Stateler & Arrington Territorial Check with Bold S&A Cancel  (113537)4254 - Stateler & Arrington Territorial Check with Bold S&A Cancel (113537)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 225, issued in May 31st, 1864 to DV Peck. Signed by Charles Bonner (as supt. for the Gould & Curry). Very bold red S&A cancel!!! Two cen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (25.00 + 5.50) = 30.50
 
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Territorial Comstock Check Issued to JM Douglass  (113551)4255 - Territorial Comstock Check Issued to JM Douglass (113551)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stateler & Arrington, Bankers, check issued May 20, 1864 to JM Douglass by Charles Bonner (as supt. for the Gould & Curry). Dateline Virgini...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********l for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Territorial Comstock Check Issued to Namesake of Brophy Mine  (113552)4256 - Territorial Comstock Check Issued to Namesake of Brophy Mine (113552)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stateler & Arrington, Bankers, check issued March 5, 1864 to Pat Brophy. Signed by Charles Strong (as supt. for the Gould & Curry). Two cent...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Territorial Comstock Checks Issued to Irish Miners  (113553)4257 - Territorial Comstock Checks Issued to Irish Miners (113553)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Consecutive numbered Stateler & Arrington checks issued to John and Pat Flynn, likely brothers. Signed by Charles Bonner as supt. of t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6****A for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Territorial Comstock Checks with Famous Nevada Last Names  (113559)4258 - Territorial Comstock Checks with Famous Nevada Last Names (113559)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. These are Stateler & Arrington checks issued in 1864 to people with famous Nevada last names. However, research did not show any relat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a**********t for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Territorial Virginia City Check Issued to Assayer DW Balch  (113536)4259 - Territorial Virginia City Check Issued to Assayer DW Balch (113536)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stateler & Arrington, Bankers, check No. 76. Issued to DW Balch on May 28, 1864. Signed by Charles Bonner (as supt for the Gould & Curry). N...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*******h for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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