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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Hand Drills (4)  (122012)4600 - Hand Drills (4) (122012)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four pieces of hand drill steel from the Candelaria Area, 18-20 inches, circa 1880-1910. Date: c1900 Country (if not USA): State: Nevada City: C
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to A*****0 for (20.00 + 4.40) = 24.40
 
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Original Hoist Rope  (122161)4601 - Original Hoist Rope (122161)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An original miner's hoist rope found in Candelaria, probably used in a winze at Candelaria around 1880-1900. Date: c1890 Country (if not USA):...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimate : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Small Underground Windlass with Cable  (122019)4602 - Small Underground Windlass with Cable (122019)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small underground windlass with cable still attached, from the Candelaria area. 24 inches across, circa 1900. Date: c1900 Country (if not USA): St
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to A*****0 for (35.00 + 7.70) = 42.70
 
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Surface Windlasses (2)  (119464)4603 - Surface Windlasses (2) (119464)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two surface windlasses from the Candelaria Area. Approx 40-inch and 48-inch sizes. Circa 1890-1910. Some of these items are heavy or large and will re
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Estimate : 140.00 - 275.00
Sold to A*****0 for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
 
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Candelaria / Cerro Gordo Tram Bucket #3  (122017)4604 - Candelaria / Cerro Gordo Tram Bucket #3 (122017)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Yet another miner's tram bucket, approx 24 x 36 x 24 inches. Rusty inside and out. See more in Candelaria, Nevada. Date: Country (if not USA)...
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Tram Bucket from Candelaria via Cerro Gordo  (119445)4605 - Tram Bucket from Candelaria via Cerro Gordo (119445)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Candelaria / Cerro Gordo Tram Bucket #4. This buckets were originally used on the iconic Cerro Gordo tramway. They would find their way to Candelaria
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Estimate : 300.00 - 550.00
Sold to A*****0 for (70.00 + 15.40) = 85.40
 
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Union Calcium Carbide Miners Lamp Tin Collection (7)  (122151)4606 - Union Calcium Carbide Miners Lamp Tin Collection (7) (122151)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven, count 'em, seven different Union Carbide cans from 6-inch to 14-inch, with various dates, all found underground at Candelaria, none perfe...
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Estimate : 140.00 - 275.00
Sold to M*****r for (30.00 + 6.60) = 36.60
 
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Windlass, Desert Relic  (122001)4607 - Windlass, Desert Relic (122001)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Old windlass from the Candelaria Area, approx. 40 inches long, with two handles, circa 1880. Assembled with square nails. Date: c1880 Country (if no
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to A*****0 for (20.00 + 4.40) = 24.40
 
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Rusty Cans from Candelaria Mine Site  (122009)4608 - Rusty Cans from Candelaria Mine Site (122009)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of three rusty cans from the Candelaria Mine site including: 1) Milk tin, unmarked 18 inches tall. 2) Large milk tin with top blown up. This ti
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to M*****r for (15.00 + 3.30) = 18.30
 
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Flat Belt Pulleys  (118229)4609 - Flat Belt Pulleys (118229)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
30" by 7". 12" by 15". 12" x 5". Found in the Gabbs area. Gabbs was founded circa 1941 as a company town for Basic Mag...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Underground Fuse Cutter Bench  (122171)4610 - Underground Fuse Cutter Bench (122171)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fuse cutter bench found in tunnel of the Corona Mine, near Luning. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Nevada City: Luning Provenance: Candelar
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Ingersoll-Rand Sinking Pump  (119448)4611 - Ingersoll-Rand Sinking Pump (119448)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
In their catalog, Ingersoll-Rand proclaimed this was the greatest sinking pump ever created. FOB Hawthorne (At the time the catalog went to press the
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Central Pacific Rails  (119470)4612 - Central Pacific Rails (119470)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pieces of C. P. Rail, 1881 clearly marked. Found at the Liberty Mine approximately 45 miles northeast of Tonopah. FOB Hawthorne (At the time the c
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Fairbanks-Morse Pump  (119452)4613 - Fairbanks-Morse Pump (119452)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fairbanks Morse and Company began in 1823 when inventor Thaddeus Fairbanks opened an ironworks in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to manufacture two of his pa
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to S*****8 for (120.00 + 26.40) = 146.40
 
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Hand Windlass  (118230)4614 - Hand Windlass (118230)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This two handed windlass was most likely used in a small mine. It could be used to take people and ore into and out of the mine shaft. Barrel is about
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to A*****0 for (20.00 + 4.40) = 24.40
 
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Hand Windlass  (119463)4615 - Hand Windlass (119463)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This two handed windlass was most likely used in a small mine. It could be used to take people and ore into and out of the mine shaft. Barrel is about
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to o********r.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Mine Car Rail  (122007)4616 - Mine Car Rail (122007)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four 10-foot lengths of mine car rails and no ties. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Nevada City: Provenance: Candelaria/Rawhide/Bodie Area
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Mine Car Rail & Ties  (122005)4617 - Mine Car Rail & Ties (122005)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two 20-foot lengths of mine car rail and 6 cross ties. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Nevada City: Provenance: Candelaria/Rawhide/Bodie A
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Mine Car Rail & Ties  (122006)4618 - Mine Car Rail & Ties (122006)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two 20-foot lengths of mine car rail and 6 cross ties. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Nevada City: Provenance: Candelaria/Rawhide/Bodie A
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Giant Powder Boxes (5)  (122154)4619 - Giant Powder Boxes (5) (122154)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four wooden Giant Powder boxes with tongue-and-groove construction and one cardboard box. 1920, 1922, 1926, 1956 Date: 1920 - 1956 Country (if not
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Estimate : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to A*****0 for (15.00 + 3.30) = 18.30
 
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