Holiday Auction: Mining, Philatelic, Americana, & More (December 2020)

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Introduction to the Christmas 2020 Sale!

This sale features a number of important collections. The first is the Ken Prag “Industrial” stock certificate collection, a massive one of a kind collection of American Banks, industries and more. This is some of the last of the main-line Prag Collection, the rest coming in February/March, with duplicates coming later. Within this massive collection are some utterly fantastic sub-collections. Among these are Ken’s Banking collection, American Entertainment, Brewing, Telephone & Telegraph, Turnpikes, Firearms, Printing & Publishing collections and more. A few of these categories are so large that they are split between this December sale and the following sale in February/March of 2021.
Within these collections are pieces signed by famous Americans inclusive of Thomas Edison. The American Entertainment Collection is easily the best ever assembled collection of the history of motion pictures. Several hundred certificates document the financial history of the cinema and movie business from its infancy.

A major part of the all-important Prag Post Card Collection is also in this sale. Hundreds of lots of both themed post cards, such as vintage Christmas cards, as well as geographic gems from all over California. This offering has some of the most beautiful vintage post cards ever made, from artists such as Winsch to the incredible promotional “poster” cards of the Pan Pacific Expo in 1915.

The Paul Franklin Collection of California and Colorado will absolutely throw you into a tizzy. His Bodie mining stocks are among the best collection ever assembled. His California and Colorado mining photographs bare phenomenal. His collections of western assayer documents is also among the best ever. You’ll also see some great mining stocks from California and Colorado to go with the fantastic photos and assay certificates. But wait- there’s more! A great selection of California Gold Rush postal history supplements this group with a crowning glory- a group of 1850s illustrated letter sheets.

Our Railroad section is again full of original badges and passes. The Express section has a large collection of items.

There is such a wonderful variety of Americana that we’re sure you’ll find your own special items.
Don’t forget the Dealer/Bargain Section, where there are deals galore.

Bidding is easy. You can bid in this sale through internet auction platforms Icollector, Invaluable, Auction Zip or Live Auctioneer. You can place bids from your catalog absentee by mail, email or call us. If you don’t have a print catalog, and want to look at it, simply log into our home page and click on the Virtual Catalog Link and click on the December, 2020 sale. Our team is happy and ready to help with all your questions. 775 -851-1859.

Christmas Shoppers. If you need your auction winnings for Christmas delivery please let us know before bidding if possible so that we can make special arrangements for you. We will do our best to get the goods out for those who need it and expedited fees will apply. The rest of the shipments will go out after Christmas.

Consignments! We need important collections all the time. Don’t let folks confuse you about marketing and consignment rates. Our rates are ALL Inclusive! They cover marketing on four or more live internet platforms, and no other company in America does this that we know of. Our customer service is also unparalleled. Give us a call. We have agents all over America!

---Fred Holabird and the Gang.---

Auction Schedule

Session 1 (Lots 1000-1712)
Stocks & Bonds (1000-1712)
Mining (1000-1208)
Railroad & Transportation (1209-1275)
Other (1276-1712)
Agriculture
Banking
Brewing
Entertainment Industry
Express
Firearms
Miscellaneous
Printing & Publishing
Telegraph & Telephone


Session 2 (Lots 2000-2660)
Transportation (2000-2057)
Railroad Passes & Cap Badges
Ephemera
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera (2058-2293)
Geo. Sort
General Americana (2294-2580)
Geo. Sort
Badges
Bottles
Circus
Cowboy
World’s Fair & Exposition
Miscellaneous incl. Jewelry, Fire, Toys
Numismatics (2581-2660)
Coins
Currency
Medals
Tokens

Session 3 (Lots 3000-3761)
Philatelic (3000-3761)
Wells Fargo & Other Express
Postal History incl. California Gold Rush Letter Sheet Collection
First Flight Covers
US
Canada
Postcards
Geo. Sort
Native Americana
Black Americana
Holidays
Political & Military
Miscellaneous
Foreign
Stamps & Ephemera

Session 4 (Lots 4000-4733)
Art (4000-4050)
Native Americana (4051-4115)
Firearms & Military (4116-4149)
Sports incl. Postcards, Stocks, & Cards (4150-4315)
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part I (4316-4733)
Numismatics (4316-4432)
Stocks & Bonds (4433-4588)
Mining
Railroad
Other
Mining Equipment & Ephemera (4589-4733)

Session 5 (Lots 5000-5680)
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part 2 (5000-5680)
Transportation (5000-5029)
General Americana (5030-5680)
Geo. Sort
Cowboy
Toys
Souvenir Plates
Music Memorabilia
Jewelry
Books
Miscellaneous
General Foreign
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Midwest US Regional Telephone Co. Stock Certificates  (126368)1700 - Midwest US Regional Telephone Co. Stock Certificates (126368)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11, most different. Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, and Indiana. Includes: United States Telephone & Telegraph Co. (1904); Home Telephone Co. (1897);...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Miscellaneous Telephone Company Stock Certificates  (126366)1701 - Miscellaneous Telephone Company Stock Certificates (126366)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13, most different. Included: Fada Radio & Electric Corp. (1933); International Western Electric Co. (uniss); United Wireless Telegraph C...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Modern Telephone Stock Certificate & Bond Collection  (126428)1702 - Modern Telephone Stock Certificate & Bond Collection (126428)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 43: 25 bonds and 18 stocks. Issued 1935-1988. Some specimen. Includes: Universal Telephone Cp.; Rochester Telephone Corp.; Nynex Corp; North Ca
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Southern States Regional Telephone & Telegraph Stock Certificates  (126388)1703 - Southern States Regional Telephone & Telegraph Stock Certificates (126388)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 different. Includes: Central Home Telephone Co. (Louisville, Kentucky, 1906); Home Telephone Co. of Buffalo (West Virginia, 1897); Meadow Riv
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w*****s for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Southern Telegraph Company Bond  (126393)1704 - Southern Telegraph Company Bond (126393)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 1953. $500. Issued in September 1882. Not cancelled. Signed by president James (illegible) and secretary Robert Coursen. Black border and print. A
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Bond Collection  (126391)1705 - Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Bond Collection (126391)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13 different including five Specimen bonds. $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000 denominations. Eight have a vignette of a younger girl talking on
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Telegraph and Telephone Stock Certificate Group  (109245)1706 - Telegraph and Telephone Stock Certificate Group (109245)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 different. Includes: Pacific Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Co. (1901); Continental Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Co. (1902); Pacific Wi
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Telegraphic Mail Stock Certificate  (126251)1707 - Telegraphic Mail Stock Certificate (126251)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in South Dakota. No. 329, issued for 20 shares to Federico Vannucci in 1908. Signed by the president, Tullio Giara, and treasurer Allen. Not canc
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Telephone Bond & Share Company Stock Certificate Pair  (126249)1708 - Telephone Bond & Share Company Stock Certificate Pair (126249)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. Inc. in Delaware in 1925. Both issued in 1954 to Maude G. Rice for one share. Printed signatures of president FS Spring and secret
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Telepost Company Stock Certificate Group  (126443)1709 - Telepost Company Stock Certificate Group (126443)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8, multiple varieties. Inc. in Maine. Issued 1908-1917, none cancelled. Seven have the same allegorical telephone-themed vignette. Multiple bor
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two Different Telegraphone Stock Certificates  (126250)1710 - Two Different Telegraphone Stock Certificates (126250)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. The telegraphone was invented and patented by Valdemar Poulsen in 1898. It was an electromagnetic phonograph capable of registerin
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
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United Wireless Telegraph Company Stock Certificate  (126442)1711 - United Wireless Telegraph Company Stock Certificate (126442)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Maine. No. 1945, issued for two shares to MO Kinney in April 1907. Signed by vice president CC Wilson and treasurer SS Bogard. Not cancelled.
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Western US Regional Telephone & Telegraph Stocks  (126378)1712 - Western US Regional Telephone & Telegraph Stocks (126378)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Utah, Nevada, and Oregon. Included: Mason Valley Telephone & Telegraph Co. (Carson City, Nevada, unissued); Iron County Telephone Comp...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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