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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Page AZ Unlisted Storecard  (119314)2640 - Page AZ Unlisted Storecard (119314)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Page AZ One Sided/Wahweap/Lodge Unlike other cities in the area, Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families durin
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Estimate : 30.00 - 70.00
Sold to m*****r for (10.00 + 2.50BP) = 12.50
Phoenix AZ The Capitol Ben Butler GF  (119304)2641 - Phoenix AZ The Capitol Ben Butler GF (119304)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Phoenix AZ/Ben Butler/AL/25mm Pictorial//Casa Grande//Ruins/R9 This piece appears to have a notch. Date: 1900's Country (if not USA): Stat...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50BP) = 62.50
Puntenney AZ  Puntenney Lime Co. GF  (119318)2642 - Puntenney AZ Puntenney Lime Co. GF (119318)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Puntenney AZ/ Puntenney Lime Co./AL/Scallop/23mm Good For//Use Only//(illegible) //Store/Punch out A railroad stop on the AT&SF RR Ash-Fork-Pr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 90.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (45.00 + 11.25BP) = 56.25
Rare Transporation token - The Valley Bus Line  (119917)2643 - Rare Transporation token - The Valley Bus Line (119917)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Circa 1930's rare transportation token: "The Valley Bus Line" Safford, Arizona/ Round/ 7mm/ Br/ Reverse: "Good for one f...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00BP) = 75.00
D.C. Cage Aluminum Token  (119918)2644 - D.C. Cage Aluminum Token (119918)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
D.C. Cage/ Schultz, Ariz./ "Good for 1 drink"/ Al/ Round/ 1" Only token for town R-9 Nice Arizona token Date: Country (...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 240.00 - 600.00
Sold to j*****0 for (140.00 + 30.80BP) = 170.80
Tombstone Token Trio  (119529)2645 - Tombstone Token Trio (119529)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A.T. Cuba/B&O C/Cigar Store//Good for/ 12 1/2 c/Cigar L-9 br; -Revenue Bar/Good for /12 1/2 c/in trade br; -A.L. Paquin/12 1/2 c/ Tombstone Ariz...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 180.00 - 500.00
Sold to a********1 for (120.00 + 30.00BP) = 150.00
Five Tucson Tokens including Encased Cent  (117920)2646 - Five Tucson Tokens including Encased Cent (117920)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Orndorff Bar/W.M. Wods/Tucson Ariz//12 1/2 c token, round br; - Miller Curio Co./20th Anniversary/Keep Me and Never Go Broke/Bring Good Luck/ a penny/
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********t.. for (50.00 + 12.50BP) = 62.50
Palace Saloon & Other Tucson Tokens  (117916)2647 - Palace Saloon & Other Tucson Tokens (117916)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Morrison/Reister Co./Idlehour/Billiard/Hall/Tucson, Ariz//Good for/50 c/in/Merchandise, scalloped,AL; - Morrison/&/Reister Co/Idle Hour/Billiard...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 110.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (70.00 + 17.50BP) = 87.50
The New State Bar Token  (117918)2648 - The New State Bar Token (117918)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The New /State/ Bar//125 East Congress St/12 1/2 c/Tucson token - R-10 Date: 1900's Country (if not USA): State: Arizona City: Tucson Pro...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (40.00 + 10.00BP) = 50.00
W.A. McNeil token  (119538)2649 - W.A. McNeil token (119538)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A. McNeil/Tucson/A.T.//Good for/One Drink/or/Cigar. This is different than others in this sale in that it is for a drink or a cigar, R-9 round br D
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Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 360.00 - 900.00