Hauntingly Good Timed Auction, October 2023

Auction CurrencyUSD Auction Location3555 Airway Drive Suite 308, Reno, Nevada, 89511, United States In Person PreviewPreview

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Welcome to a Hauntingly Good timed auction!
We have selected about 1800 lots for your perusal in a two-day timed auction.
We have picked out a wide variety of great stuff – from true individual item rarities to very popular collecting categories such as mining, numismatics, philatelics, sports and a great selection of western history and collectibles libraries.
The largest section by far is numismatics, with about 300 lots! Here, you’ll find an excellent cross section of rarities in many subject areas. Some of the highlights are many silver ingot lots that include two US Mint, San Francisco 5 ounce ingots and a wide variety of small collector commemorative silver ingots. There are about 50 lots of currency including some nice fractional currency lots, not to mention a nice scrip section. There are about 65 lots of medals and nearly the same of tokens. So-Called dollars also join in the mix along with numismatic ephemera highlighted by an original Carson City Mint US Dollar bag!
Philatelics, inclusive of postcards, contain over 200 lots, with some nice lots of advertising covers, stamp collections, and some really good imprinted revenue stamp collections, as well as adhesive revenue on document groups. The post cards come from three different collections, and center on California, especially the Nevada County region.
Sports contains about 50 lots in this section, highlighted by signed baseballs (Willie Mays, etc) and a wonderful original decoy duck collection from the Gary Bracken Collection – the one he had on display in his law office.
The Stock & Bond section is also approaches 300 lots, with specialty categories of mining and railroad, though don’t miss the telephone & telegraph, auto and other parts! The stock and bond section is again full of goodies, with most of the better material saved for the upcoming live auction, where you’ll see some truly great rarities from the John Herzog Collection, as well as various California collections.
Mining and minerals contain about 150 lots of a wide variety of goodies from several collections.
The art section is about 50 lots, containing lithographs, prints, sculptures.
Books and autographs are about 130 lots, centering on western history and collectibles.
The antique bottle section again has a great selection of about 150 lots, mostly from the Bracken Collection (mid-west and Colorado) and western collections. You’ll find more beer trays and bottle collecting ephemera too.
Gary Bracken’s massive collections included some fantastic general store items, particularly tins from the 1870s-1940 or so. We will be offering a smidgen of these wonderful artifacts as a “teaser”, with most of the best reserved for our next large Live auction, which we hope will be in November.
Our general ephemera section is always a big hit. Here, you’ll find selections from the Jann Garvis Sierra County and Gold Rush Collections and other California and Montana collections.
American check collections are scattered throughout the catalog, and can be found in the ephemera and philatelic sections, though you should peruse the entire catalog. We have many lots of imprinted revenue stamps on check and document that have come in from all over the country. We also put

DAY ONE
Lots 1000 - 1042 Art
Lots 1043 - 1056 Firearms & Weapons
Lots 1057 - 1066 Autographs
Lots 1067 - 1191 Books
Lots 1192 - 1339 Bottles, Stoneware, Diary, Malted Milk, Brewing, Beer, Glasses, Spirits
Lots 1340 - 1354 Saloon
Lots 1355 - 1423 Collectibles, Tins, Vintage Décor, Dolls
Lots 1424 - 1426 Gaming Items
Lots 1427 - 1436 Cowboy
Lots 1437 - 1453 Entertainment, Hollywood, Circus, Radio/TV, Cinema
Lots 1454 - 1682 Ephemera/Paper
Lots 1683 - 1689 Firefighting Memorabilia
Lots 1690 - 1701 Fraternal Organizations
Lots 1702 - 1712 Maps
Lot 1713 Marbles
Lots 1714 - 1715 Model Railroading
Lots 1716 - 1733 Music (Albums, Memorabilia, Instruments, etc.)
Lots 1734 - 1781 Miscellaney - Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Lots 1783 - 1815 Photography
Lots 1816 - 1835 Political
Lots 1836 - 1838 Scales
Lots 1839 - 1842 Signs
Lots 1843 - 1867 Souvenir Plates, Spoons & Flatware, Dining Service
Lots 1868 - 1876 Tobacciana
Lots 1877 - 1891 Tools
Lots 1892 - 1910 Toys
Lots 1911 - 1912 World's Fair/Expositions
Lots 1913 - 1914 Wrist Watches
Lots 1915 - 1945 Foreign Collectibles
Lots 1946 - 1971 Military
Lots 1972 - 1986 Minerals, Fossils, Ore Specimens
Lots 1987 - 1999 Mining Artifacts

DAY TWO
Lots 2000 - 2104 Mining Ephemera & Collectibles
Lots 2105 - 2132 Native Americana; Arrowheads, Art, Beadwork, Artifacts, Ephemera
Lots 2133 - 2421 Numismatica
Bullion: 2134
Coins: 2159
Currency: 2191
Ephemera: 2226
Foreign: 2236
Ingots: 2250
Medals: 2256
Miscellaneous: 2321
So-Called Dollars: 2350
Tokens: 2369
Lots 2422 - 2601 Philatelia / Posta History
Covers: 2422
WF/Express & Stamps: 2454
Postcards: 2484
Lots 2602 - 2654 Sports
Baseball: 2602
Football: 2624
Golf: 2629
Olympics: 2630
Misc. Sports: 2635
Lots 2655 - 2775 Stocks & Bonds
Lots 2776 - 2862 Transportation
Automobile: 2776
Miscellaneous: 2794
Railroad: 2796
Stagecoach: 2854
Steamship/Marine: 2856
SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Railroad Ephemera 1800s-1900s (24)  [171606]2853 - Railroad Ephemera 1800s-1900s (24) [171606]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Railroad ephemera package(24) that includes maps, schedules and even a menu from various railroads like the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Rail...
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Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****6 for (25.00 + 6.25BP) = 31.25
 
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Vintage Stage And Telegraph Receipts, Post Cards  [170472]2854 - Vintage Stage And Telegraph Receipts, Post Cards [170472]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16. 1. Wells Fargo & Co. : Two money order remitters receipts 1895, one paid package receipt. 2. Western Union : Telegraph envelope an...
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Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********e for (60.00 + 15.00BP) = 75.00
 
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Stagecoach Schedule (Rare)  [171768]2855 - Stagecoach Schedule (Rare) [171768]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Old Stagecoach Schedule from Seeley Lake Stage. Arrive 9:30 a.m, Daily Except Sunday, Leave 1:30 p.m. Missoula to Potomac, Greenough, Clearwater, Salm
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Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p****5 for (10.00 + 2.50BP) = 12.50
 
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Steamboat  Ticket & Early Insurance Policy (2)  [171275]2856 - Steamboat Ticket & Early Insurance Policy (2) [171275]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Steamboat ticket for travel on the Massachusetts and a fire insurance policy written by The Providence Washington Insurance Company in 1838. Both in n
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Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (15.00 + 3.75BP) = 18.75
 
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Pictorial Ironsides Steamship Company Business Card  [171729]2857 - Pictorial Ironsides Steamship Company Business Card [171729]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Business card from The Ironsides Company, Columbus, OH with pictorial ship image. 2.75" x 5", lower right corner crease. Ohio
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Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to p****5 for (20.00 + 5.00BP) = 25.00
 
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North Shore Line, Consolidation Steamboat Company Pass  [151338]2858 - North Shore Line, Consolidation Steamboat Company Pass [151338]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1891 pass with red date. Some streaking on front.
Bidding Has Concluded
Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********e for (25.00 + 6.25BP) = 31.25
 
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Ohio River Line Pass  [151348]2859 - Ohio River Line Pass [151348]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1893 pass with orange steamer vignette. Chip and small hole, adhesive thinning on reverse. Please inspect.
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Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********e for (15.00 + 3.75BP) = 18.75
 
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Two Different Steamer Line Annual Passes: Crosby and Cumberland  [160226]2860 - Two Different Steamer Line Annual Passes: Crosby and Cumberland [160226]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Crosby Transportation Company. "Crosby Line Steamers." Pass no. 175, issued for 1919 to Ivers Wilder. Black and red...
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Quantity : 1 | Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Different Steamer Line Annual Passes: Manhattan and Nippon Yusen Kaisha  [160252]2861 - Two Different Steamer Line Annual Passes: Manhattan and Nippon Yusen Kaisha [160252]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Manhattan Navigation Company. "Manhattan Line." Pass issued for 1914 to EB Jones of Erie Railroad Co. Black and red...
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Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********e for (10.00 + 2.50BP) = 12.50
 
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Two Different Steamer Line Annual Passes incl. Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah  [165979]2862 - Two Different Steamer Line Annual Passes incl. Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah [165979]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Island Transportation Company. Washington state. Pass issued for 1919 to Ivers Wilder of the Chicago & South Haven Railro...
Bidding Has Concluded
Quantity : 1 | Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********e for (30.00 + 7.50BP) = 37.50
 
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