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)
Entertainment Industry
Printing & Publishing
Telegraph & Telephone

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

Session 3 (Lots 3000-3761)
Philatelic (3000-3761)
Wells Fargo & Other Express
Postal History incl. California Gold Rush Letter Sheet Collection
First Flight Covers
Geo. Sort
Native Americana
Black Americana
Political & Military
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 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
Souvenir Plates
Music Memorabilia
General Foreign
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National Park Quarter Collection  (119821)2590 - National Park Quarter Collection (119821)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued by Postal Commemorative Society, two blue binders with Washington Quarters minted by each state to celebrate our National Park heritage. The p
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
$5 Liberty Coin Holder   (125483)2591 - $5 Liberty Coin Holder (125483)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Container has Liberty $5 obv and rev, dated 1839. Novelty as it looks like a roll of 25 coins. In excellent condition. May have held counters. Hu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to m*****o for (475.00 + 104.50BP) = 579.50
Numiscope Coin Machine for US $5 Gold  (56441)2592 - Numiscope Coin Machine for US $5 Gold (56441)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Numiscope Coin machine, apparently for counterfeit detection of US $5 gold coins by magnification. The machine does not fit a US quarter, at 24.3mm, a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00BP) = 75.00
Confederate States of America $10 & $20 Notes  (124435)2593 - Confederate States of America $10 & $20 Notes (124435)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) 1864 $20 Confederate States of America; CS-67; certified Very Fine 30, (edge tears; minor stains) by Legacy currency grading; Vignette
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*****r for (70.00 + 17.50BP) = 87.50
Confederate States of America Currency  (124440)2594 - Confederate States of America Currency (124440)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) 1864 $50 Confederate States of America, CS-66, certified Extremely Fine 40 by Legacy currency grading. Bust of President Jefferson Dav
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00BP) = 100.00
Fractional Currency  (124442)2595 - Fractional Currency (124442)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three pieces of fractional currency:1) F-1271, fifteen cents, Bust of Columbia, AG-G; 2) F-1309, twenty five cents, Bust of Robert J. Walker,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (35.00 + 8.75BP) = 43.75
Native American $5 Silver Certificate  (124436)2596 - Native American $5 Silver Certificate (124436)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Series of 1899, Elliott-White signatures; Fr. 280; good condition, three pinholes. This is the only issue of U.S. paper money for which a Native Ameri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to J*******2 for (275.00 + 68.75BP) = 343.75
Series of 1914 U.S. $5 Federal Reserve Note  (124438)2597 - Series of 1914 U.S. $5 Federal Reserve Note (124438)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Federal Reserve Bank was created in 1913 and this was their first issue. Fr. 849, New York, Burke-Glass signatures; good condition, no pinholes.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00BP) = 75.00
Series of 1917 U.S. $2 Note  (124437)2598 - Series of 1917 U.S. $2 Note (124437)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fr. 60; Series of 1917 U.S. $2 Note; Speelman-White; small red seal, scalloped. Good condition, no pinholes. Bust of Thomas Jefferson, at center a vie
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c******1 for (70.00 + 17.50BP) = 87.50
$2 & $5 U.S. Star Notes  (124434)2599 - $2 & $5 U.S. Star Notes (124434)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two certified star notes: 1) Series 1963 A $2 Star Note; Fr. 1514, Legal Tender Note; certified Superb Gem New 67 PPQ by PCGS Currency. 2) 196
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******8 for (225.00 + 56.25BP) = 281.25