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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Elephant Skin Doctor's Bag  (122253)2540 - Elephant Skin Doctor's Bag (122253)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Black elephant skin doctor's bag with brass accents and grey nubuck interior. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: A...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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First Edition Book of Locks and Hardware by Henry Towne dated 1904  (125602)2541 - First Edition Book of Locks and Hardware by Henry Towne dated 1904 (125602)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a first edition leather bound book in excellent condition titled " Locks and Hardware" by Henry Towne gifted to Henry Ford and dat...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Hand-Carved Image of Peasant by Andy Anderson  (125592)2542 - Hand-Carved Image of Peasant by Andy Anderson (125592)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a hand carved image of a peasant farmer by Andy Anderson about 14 in. in length. C.1970's. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Cit...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to f********s for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Hand-made Fireplace Bellows  (125591)2543 - Hand-made Fireplace Bellows (125591)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a hand-made wood fireplace bellows about 26 in. long. It has cheselled sides, canvas cloth bellows and trimmed with leather and studding. Stil
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Irridescent Ammonite  (124431)2544 - Irridescent Ammonite (124431)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An irridescent ammonite, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches and one inch tall. Iridescent Ammonite is a fossil that demonstrates the Fibonacci Spiral and the irid
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****p for (85.00 + 18.70) = 103.70
 
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Grasshopper Fossil in Wyoming Shale  (124423)2545 - Grasshopper Fossil in Wyoming Shale (124423)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare grasshopper encased in a 3 x 5 inch piece of shale. The fossil is 1 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch tall, dark brown on the tan color stone. Date:
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to B********R for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Large Tool Chest & Carpenter Tools  (126550)2546 - Large Tool Chest & Carpenter Tools (126550)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage tool chest 48"x 16"x 12" containing an array of carpenter and wood working tools like hand drills, bit, hammers, wedges, plan...
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimate : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Montgomery Ward Quick Lighting Gasoline Iron  (124719)2547 - Montgomery Ward Quick Lighting Gasoline Iron (124719)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seemed like a good idea at the time. Brand new, in original box, with owners manual: "use only clean gasoline," Patented in 1936, proudly ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nice Vintage Tool Chest & Tools  (125996)2548 - Nice Vintage Tool Chest & Tools (125996)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage tool chest 32"x 20"x 20"containing an array of carpenter and wood working tools like hand drills, bit, hammers, wedges, plane...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rare 19th Century Makeup/Train Case  (121750)2549 - Rare 19th Century Makeup/Train Case (121750)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A rare and vintage train/makeup case, complete with makeup bottles and jars adorned with cloissonne' and blue lapis tops. Leather covered case ...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Office Chair used by Ronald Reagan  (125992)2550 - Office Chair used by Ronald Reagan (125992)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The consignor tells us this leather chair was used by Ronald Reagan at his home in California. It is approx. 30 x 30 x 45 inches and in great conditio
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Old Wooden Crates  (120957)2551 - Old Wooden Crates (120957)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight wood crates from various companies. Boxes include Fels-Naptha Soap, American Biscuit Company, Dame Rouge Wine, Boschee's German Syrup and ...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****8 for (75.00 + 16.50) = 91.50
 
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P.J. Pauly Temporary Jail Cell Bronze Plaque  (125599)2552 - P.J. Pauly Temporary Jail Cell Bronze Plaque (125599)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a bronze plaque that was attached to the hardware to make a temporary jail cell. Invented by P.J. Pauly of St. Louis, Missouri in 1874. The pl
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****8 for (200.00 + 44.00) = 244.00
 
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Pacific Express Office Family Photograph  (122514)2553 - Pacific Express Office Family Photograph (122514)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This photograph features a large family posing outside of a dilapidated Pacific Express Company Office. The Pacific Express Company dealt with regiona
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pinup Match Book Collection-36  (126491)2554 - Pinup Match Book Collection-36 (126491)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A match book collection featuring female pinups on one side and a business advertisement on the other. Not exactly politically correct in today'...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to S*****8 for (85.00 + 18.70) = 103.70
 
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Remington Rand 10 Key Calculator  (126548)2555 - Remington Rand 10 Key Calculator (126548)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Remington Rand 10 key calculator. It appears to work and even has a paper roll. It has a plate saying that it was once the property of Storey County
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Estimate : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Salesman Sample Bricks  (125598)2556 - Salesman Sample Bricks (125598)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of six (6) salesman sample bricks. Five are marked D.V.W.W. 1921 with the price for each in the upper left hand corner. Measuring 1 3/8
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Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to S*****8 for (60.00 + 13.20) = 73.20
 
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Small Cigarette Holder  (125994)2557 - Small Cigarette Holder (125994)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small pewter cigarette holder. It appears to hold the pack (Up to king size and has a slider that opens enough to allow the dispensing of a smoke. Fa
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Travelers Protection Assn.  (125480)2558 - Travelers Protection Assn. (125480)
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Lot of approx 30.. Collection of TPA convention breast badges (19) w ribbons, pins from around the US I.E.; Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Tenn and more
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m******0 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Two antique wallpaper samples?  (123489)2559 - Two antique wallpaper samples? (123489)
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A. W. P. M. A. Please see photograph! Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: ATTENTION CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS! If you’l
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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