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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Tintic Special USGS Folio  (109502)4700 - Tintic Special USGS Folio (109502)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Folio of the area of the Tintic, List of Sheets, Historical Geology, Library Edition engraved and Printed by the USGS, George W. Stose, Editor of Geol
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to s*******t for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Relief Mine and Vol 2  (106404)4701 - Relief Mine and Vol 2 (106404)
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2 softcovers. Relief Mine and Relief Mine II by Ogden Kraut. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Utah City: Provenance: Geff Pollock Collectio
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Utah Mineral Publications (3)  (108208)4702 - Utah Mineral Publications (3) (108208)
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Bulletin of the Mineralogical Society of Utah , March 1959 and December 1943-cover issues. Utah Gem Trails by Simpson-stained cover. Date: Country
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c**c for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Coal  & Related Items (109588)4703 - Coal & Related Items (109588)
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Item #1 of 4 : A whole box( 25 pieces, different sizes ) of Anthracite coal !! Item # 2 of 4: 14 3/4" long small coal shovel, probably used in...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Utah Mining Publications  (108199)4704 - Utah Mining Publications (108199)
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13 softcovers including rare The Porphyry March-April 1918. Also Utah Historical Quarterly 1963 and 2009, Salt Lake Mining Review, balance c. 1912-196
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Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (12)  (112311)4705 - Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (12) (112311)
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Bristol 1899; Franklin 1896; Fredricksburg 1894; Huntington 1900; Monterey 1899; Nomini 1896; Paw Paw 1912; Piedmont 1896; Pocahontas 1896; St Marys 1
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Start Price : 210.00 | Estimate : 420.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Virginia- West Virginia  USGS Geologic Folios (10)  (112312)4706 - Virginia- West Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (10) (112312)
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Buckhannon 1896; Charleston 1901; Franklin 1896; Huntington 1900; Kenova 1912; Monterey 1899; Pocahontas 1896; Raleigh 1902; Staunton 1894; Tazewell 1
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Virginia- West Virginia  USGS Geologic Folios (7)  (112200)4707 - Virginia- West Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (7) (112200)
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Fredericksburg 1894; Tazewell 1897 plus 2 dupes; Buckhannon 1896; Franklin 1896; Raleigh 1902 Date: Country (if not USA): State: Virginia City:
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 280.00
 
 
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Coal Mining Maps for Washington State  (120612)4708 - Coal Mining Maps for Washington State (120612)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of mining maps in blueline and velum detailing the moving of roadway and leases for coal production. Interesting reading from 1928. Fiv
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Estimate : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to S***i for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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King County Limestone Claims map  (120604)4709 - King County Limestone Claims map (120604)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a claims map of King County, Washington for limestone claims, surveys by J. L. McPherson. Scale is 1 in = 400 ft., 1924. Very good condition.
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Estimate : 40.00 - 70.00
Sold to J****2 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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The Miner, Chemist and Engineer Convention Program of 1938  (120614)4710 - The Miner, Chemist and Engineer Convention Program of 1938 (120614)
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This is a program booklet outlining three days of activities on mining in Washington State at Wenatchee in 1938. 23 pages in very good condition. 6 i
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Estimate : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to J****2 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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The Miner, Chemist and Engineer program booklet on mining in Washington state 1938  (120615)4711 - The Miner, Chemist and Engineer program booklet on mining in Washington state 1938 (120615)
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This is a program booklet outlining three days of activities on mining in Washington State at Wenatchee in 1938. 23 pages in very good condition. 6 i
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Washington, Idaho Mining reports  (84630)4712 - Washington, Idaho Mining reports (84630)
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Three reports kept in protective sleeves from three different mining companies. 1. Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrating Co., 6 page repo
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Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to S***i for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vintage Washington Mining Photos (21 count)  (50333)4713 - Vintage Washington Mining Photos (21 count) (50333)
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A collection of 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" black and white photos featuring Washington mining subjects including Suprise Mine, Chewas...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to S***i for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Mining Ephemera reports  (84628)4714 - Mining Ephemera reports (84628)
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1. The Mining Trust, Limited November, 1929 Queensland. Report consisting of 15 pages of holdings in Mt. Isa in Australia, Lawn Hills Concession, Qu
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Sold to j*******h for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Stewart River Gold Dredging Co Letterhead With Dredging Ship, 1910  (118715)4715 - Stewart River Gold Dredging Co Letterhead With Dredging Ship, 1910 (118715)
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Nice pictorial letterhead showing a dredger from this mining company that operated in Yukon Territory. Letter regarding an investment in the company...
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Sold to b******S for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Nanaimo and Westminster Mining District Map 1906  (121155)4716 - Nanaimo and Westminster Mining District Map 1906 (121155)
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This is a map depicting the Nanaimo and Westminster Mining District of 1906, scale is 4 statute miles=1 in. completed by the Canada Dept. of Mines Ge
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 140.00 - 280.00
 
 
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Durango mine ephemera  (84620)4717 - Durango mine ephemera (84620)
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1. Durango Mining, Milling and Exploration Co, organized under he laws of the State of Maine, prospectus and annual report for the year 1910. Prospec
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Mining ephemera reports  (84622)4718 - Mining ephemera reports (84622)
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Two pamphlets and one prospectus printed by the Securities Corp of New York between 1909-10. All are in excellent condition and in protective sleeve
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Playa de Oro Mining Prospectus  (90597)4719 - Playa de Oro Mining Prospectus (90597)
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Prospectus for a Mexican mine. 9pp, toning Date: 1903 Country (if not USA): Mexico State: City: Provenance: ATTENTION CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS! If
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Transvaal Chamber of Mines Reports, 1912-1960  (43804)4720 - Transvaal Chamber of Mines Reports, 1912-1960 (43804)
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Impressive run of the Transvaal Chamber of Mines Reports from 1912 to 1960. Missing only 1924, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939. These volumes are
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering  (122708)4721 - Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering (122708)
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Eight volumes of Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering by the Chicago American School of Correspondence 1909. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Cit
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General Mining Publications (8)  (108206)4722 - General Mining Publications (8) (108206)
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Engineering and Mining Journal Press 1924, Mines and Minerals 1901, Mining and Metallurgy 1934, 4 Financial Debater-Criterion 1929, Western Mining Wor
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Geological Research Publications  (117053)4723 - Geological Research Publications (117053)
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A variety of publications, mostly related to uranium and coal exploration in Western states, but also includes a thick notebook from a short course on
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Sold to 8***1 for (15.00 + 3.30) = 18.30
 
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Mineral and Gold Rush Books (3)  (571568)4724 - Mineral and Gold Rush Books (3) (571568)
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THE MINERAL INDUSTRY, ITS STATISTICS, TECHNOLOGY AND TRADE FOR 1895, ANNUAL VOL. IV. by Rothwell, hardcover 849pp with index and advertising, front co
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Mineralogy (Books)  (85866)4725 - Mineralogy (Books) (85866)
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3 Hardcover books. Dana's System of Mineralogy, 3rd Appendix to the 6th Edition; Mineralogy an Introduction to the Study of; A System of Mineral...
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Mining Books and Ephemera  (76516)4726 - Mining Books and Ephemera (76516)
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Philadelphia Smelting and Refining 1897? assay report, Dawson YT 1905 Margaret Barrett savings bank note. Hardcover Deep Enough by Crampton 281pp, Ha
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Oil Production Books (3)  (86257)4727 - Oil Production Books (3) (86257)
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3 hardcovers. Petroleum Engineering Fundamentals Vols 1 & 2 1952, Geophysical Prospecting for Oil by Nettleton 1940 444pp with index. Date: C...
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Ore Deposit Library  (85845)4728 - Ore Deposit Library (85845)
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Interesting lot of approx. 19 books (hardcover & softcover): Geology and Ore Deposits of the Great Basin, Volumes 1 & 2; The Formation of Mi...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Report Upon the Mineral Resources of the Western US  (86260)4729 - Report Upon the Mineral Resources of the Western US (86260)
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Hardcover report from Secretary of the Treasury reporting on mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains. The first in
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to V********e for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Big Bonanza Mine Shadow Boxes by David Nagel (3)  (58712)4730 - Big Bonanza Mine Shadow Boxes by David Nagel (3) (58712)
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3 Big Bonanza Mine Shadow Boxes. 7.25" x 6.5" blond wood frames, mine shaft entrance with tools, ore and trespassers shot and keep out sig...
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Mining Equipment, Mine Gases and Electrical Booklets (4)  (91281)4731 - Mining Equipment, Mine Gases and Electrical Booklets (4) (91281)
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DOI Mine Gases, SL Fusco machinery listing, Beginning of Long Distance Transmission by Decker-rough condition, Meet the New Jackhammer by Ingersoll Ra
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Mining Stereoviews (2)  (90302)4732 - Mining Stereoviews (2) (90302)
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Oregon hydraulic mining by Keystone, Escabana, MI crusher by Underwood. Nice contrasts. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Iron & Coal Mining Stereoviews Set of Four  (118735)4733 - Iron & Coal Mining Stereoviews Set of Four (118735)
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Four nice stereoviews of iron and coal mining. Trains of iron ore and coal, coal stripping machinery, and loading coke in Pennsylvania. All in nice c
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*******h for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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