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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Golden Replicas of U.S. Stamps  (120899)3751 - Golden Replicas of U.S. Stamps (120899)
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Three albums of 22k gold replica US stamps. One volume contains flag stamps from a 1976 issue. The others contain state stamps and postmarks. Two ar
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Golden Replica Stamps  (121772)3752 - Golden Replica Stamps (121772)
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An enormous collection of Replica stamps in 22k gold. The collection, mounted in four albums, was compiled by David E. Bradley. Three of the volumes a
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Sold to j*****0 for (190.00 + 41.80) = 231.80
 
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Golden Replicas of United States Stamps  (124716)3753 - Golden Replicas of United States Stamps (124716)
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Created by PCS Stamps & Coins of Norwalk, Connecticut. Each cover has a 22kt gold replica of the stamp on the First Day Cover. These first day...
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Gimbels Mint Sheet Album - Filled  (122312)3754 - Gimbels Mint Sheet Album - Filled (122312)
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A Gimbels Mint Sheet Album with 100+ United States Mint postage sheets. On inner front cover of album is a 1-3/4 x 1-1/2 inch sticker reading, "...
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Gimbels Mint Sheet Album - Filled  (122313)3755 - Gimbels Mint Sheet Album - Filled (122313)
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A Gimbels Mint Sheet Album filled with 100+ United States Mint postage sheets. Mint sheets are housed in brown glassine dividers and separated by brow
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The Adventurer Stamp Book  (123490)3756 - The Adventurer Stamp Book (123490)
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August 6, 1948 hand written on inside cover. Most pages have a few stamps, about half are half full and some are very full! Some U. S. stamps have bee
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Five Stamp Collector Book Volumes  (121519)3757 - Five Stamp Collector Book Volumes (121519)
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Lot consists of five large stamp volumes. They are from several different countries and in the old style. Mostly empty, ready for your collection to f
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Phelps, Dodge & Co. Receipts with Imprinted Revenue Stamps  (113567)3758 - Phelps, Dodge & Co. Receipts with Imprinted Revenue Stamps (113567)
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Lot of 2. Both are shipping receipts dated 1866. One for goods bound for Blackwell Island. Both have RN-B1 imprinted revenues. Rare. Date: 1866 Coun
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US Mail Bags - Canvas and Nylon, et al.  (126194)3759 - US Mail Bags - Canvas and Nylon, et al. (126194)
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A variety of six heavy white canvas US Mail bags, a lighter-weight, brown cloth mail bag (all approx 22 x 22 inches when flat), and a large orange nyl
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Commemorative Postal Collectibles  (121131)3760 - Commemorative Postal Collectibles (121131)
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A collection of commemorative stamps, centenary covers and postal covers all placed in nice albums. Included in the collection is Fity Years of Airmai
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Mercantile Agency the R. G. Dun and Co  (119632)3761 - Mercantile Agency the R. G. Dun and Co (119632)
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Lot of 1. Mercantile Agency the R G Dun and Company, Postal and Shippers Guide. 1884. Xerox copy of directory. Postal and shippers guides for the US a
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