Holabird's Americana Holiday (Special Timed Auction) (December 2022)

Auction Details

Welcome to our special end-of-the-year timed auction!

Yes, this sale is different from our normal catalog sales. You can bid starting right now and until the item comes up on Saturday or Sunday. There won't be a live audio/video feed since there won't be an auctioneer/podium.

PLEASE NOTE: To get the bidding going, we have already lowered opening prices on EVERY lot in this sale! The prices WILL NOT be dropped again.

The items are a mix of old and new items. For the old items, this may be your last chance to buy it before it goes home--so don't miss the opportunity if you're interested. There is also a lot of new material in here, especially the second session that has a great new batch of postcards from the Ken Prag Collection.

Within the old and the new items, there are some FANTASTIC and RARE pieces in this sale. Many categories are represented, including railroad and steamer passes, rare California and Nevada mining stocks, coins and tokens, jewelry, checks, billheads, covers, postcards, and more. Be sure to click through the whole auction!

This special event is being hosted exclusively on iCollector, our preferred auction platform. We like to say that the "i" in iCollector must stand for "intelligent" because the platform is so well-designed and easy-to-use for both bidders and auctioneers! If this is your first time using them, we think you'll really enjoy the experience.

If you have any questions or need help placing an absentee bid, please call our office at 775-851-1859

Everyone at Holabird's wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!

And stay tuned because some very exciting items are coming to the collecting market in 2023!

--The Holabird Team--

--Holabird's Americana Holiday Auction--
A Special Two-Day Timed Auction Event Hosted Exclusively on iCollector, Our Preferred Auction Platform.

Featuring Both Old & New Items from the Gary Bracken Collection, Ken Prag Collection, Stuart MacKenzie Collection, & Others

~Over 1,300 Lots~

*Railroadiana *Numismatics *Mining *General Americana *Stocks *Philatelic


Full Auction Schedule

Session 1, Saturday, December 17th, 2022, Lots 1000-1647
Transportation (1000-1047)
Mining (1048-1103)
Stocks (1103-1178)
Numismatics (1179-1268)
Currency & Scrip
Coins & Medals
Tokens
General Americana (1269-1594)
Geo. Sort
Misc. Categories: Jewelry, Sports, Militaria, Etc.
Philatelic Part I: Stamps and Covers (1595-1647)

Session 2, Sunday, December 18th, 2022, Lots 2000-2670
Philatelic Part II: Postcards (2000-2670)
Geo. Sort
Misc. Categories
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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Lone Ranger Postcard Collection [142032]2650 - Lone Ranger Postcard Collection [142032]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hi Ho Silver! Lot of eleven postcards featuring the Lone Ranger, Tonto and Silver the wonder horse. Most are artistic drawings. None are written on.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Rodeo Postcard Collection [139087]2651 - Rodeo Postcard Collection [139087]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven RPC action scenes: two J. M. 1913, three Doubleday naming cowboy on bucking bronco, 1911 Ben Jory on Hot Stuff. Four duplicate Newport Harbor B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8***4 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Tony Lama Cowboy Boots Postcard [142068]2652 - Tony Lama Cowboy Boots Postcard [142068]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare, early postcard advertising "El Rey" the King of Boots made by Tony Lama of El Paso, Texas. Unwritten. Date: Country (if not USA):...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Stetson Hats Original Postcards [142071]2653 - Stetson Hats Original Postcards [142071]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three postcards from the Stetson Hat Company: advertising card from East Saint Louis; the Stetson office corridor, and flanging Stetson soft ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to c******y for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Route 66 Stopping Places Postcards [134860]2654 - Route 66 Stopping Places Postcards [134860]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11 postcards of stops for this famous Western highway, one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. Includes: American Meteorite Mu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******n for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Souvenir Mailing Folders: North Carolina, Missouri, New Jersey, & Michigan [135771]2655 - Souvenir Mailing Folders: North Carolina, Missouri, New Jersey, & Michigan [135771]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different Souvenir Folders, full of illustrations. Includes: Blowing Rock, North Carolina (mailed in the 1940s); Wildwood-By-The-Sea, New Jer
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 200.00
Sold to d****9 for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Storks And Bay Announcement Postcards [142228]2656 - Storks And Bay Announcement Postcards [142228]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 45. Divided and Un Divided back. Some embossed cards. Thirty Six postmarked I.e.; St. Louis, Albany, Marysville KS, Muncie IND, Iona MI., L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 70.00
Sold to b*******e for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Tea Room & Tea-Related Postcards [134882]2657 - Tea Room & Tea-Related Postcards [134882]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20 tea-related postcards. Group includes 4 real photo and 15 divided back. Shows tea rooms and tea products in California and Japan mostly. Bon
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to b*******n for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Telephone Postcard Collection [142047]2658 - Telephone Postcard Collection [142047]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
When telephones were new! Lot of over 20 vintage postcards of telephones: switchboard operators or romantic hook ups. Charles Weidner photocard of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********s.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Wireless Telegraph Postcard Collection [142046]2659 - Wireless Telegraph Postcard Collection [142046]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18 postcards featuring wireless telegraph towers. Mt. Tamalpais, CA; Avalon, Catalina Island, CA; Cape Cod, Mass.; Fort Myer, VA; Key West, FL;
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Vintage Court House Postcards, MA, NY, NJ, CT, PA - 30 pcs [147759]2660 - Vintage Court House Postcards, MA, NY, NJ, CT, PA - 30 pcs [147759]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
New England States Court House Vintage PC's (30) Mass. (8), New York (7), New Jersey (4), Conn. (4), Penn. (7). All in Color, 1905-1913. Date: ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Vintage Humorous Postcards [146998]2661 - Vintage Humorous Postcards [146998]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 30 vintage postcards with humorous themes. "Honest: I'm so poor I couldn't buy bird seed for a cuckoo clock," Date: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********s.. for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Vintage Specialty Postcard Collection [142065]2662 - Vintage Specialty Postcard Collection [142065]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of over 40 vintage postcards wishing laughter, birthday, good fortune, happy Mother's Day and words of wisdom. Date: Country (if not USA)...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to c***c for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Volcano Exploding Real Photo Postcards [139306]2663 - Volcano Exploding Real Photo Postcards [139306]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four undivided back real photo postcards with different views of a spouting volcano. Unidentified, but possibly Indonesia circa 1920? All unwri
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Waltham Watch Company Postcard Collection (8) [142563]2664 - Waltham Watch Company Postcard Collection (8) [142563]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 postcards. Seven showing exterior scenes of the Waltham Watch Company factory, Waltham, Massachusetts. One indoor picture of the Riverside
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western Steamer Postcards: "Delta Queen" [134911]2665 - Western Steamer Postcards: "Delta Queen" [134911]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 including 5 real photo postcards. All divided back. Includes views of: the grand staircase, the dining room, in Ohio River lock, on the Tenne
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******n for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Western Steamer Postcards: California Bay Area, Southern Pacific RR [134909]2666 - Western Steamer Postcards: California Bay Area, Southern Pacific RR [134909]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 incl. 4 RPPC, 3 undivided back, and 3 amber cards. These are for the ferry boats operated by the Southern Pacific Golden Gate Ferries Compan
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Western Steamer Postcards: California Ports [134910]2667 - Western Steamer Postcards: California Ports [134910]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 incl. 3 real photo and 3 undivided back. Includes: launching of Jupiter at Mare Island; San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; launching USS Intr
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western Steamer Postcards: Catalina Island [134959]2668 - Western Steamer Postcards: Catalina Island [134959]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 different incl. one real photo postcard and 5 divided back. Includes: SS Avalon; Steamer Hermosa; Million dollar steamship Catalina; glass bo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******n for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Western Steamer Postcards: Oregon [134907]2669 - Western Steamer Postcards: Oregon [134907]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 incl. five real photo postcards. RPPCs: SS Rose City; SS Great Northern; SS Northern Pacific; Ocean liner passing through draw of Burnside Br
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to t********f for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Western Steamer Postcards: San Diego, California [134908]2670 - Western Steamer Postcards: San Diego, California [134908]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different. All of the ferry boat "Ramona," operating between San Diego and Coronado. One cyanotype (undivided back), one amber, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to c******y for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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