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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Topographic Plane Tables  (120075)5650 - Topographic Plane Tables (120075)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two plane tables. one in canvas case. Dimensions 24"x 19"x 6" Buff/ transits, theodolites, alidade. Date: Country (if not USA)...
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Estimate : 160.00 - 225.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Vintage Drafting Arm  (120076)5651 - Vintage Drafting Arm (120076)
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drafting arm. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: ATTENTION CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS! If you ll be needing your auctio
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Vintage Surveyors Level  (120068)5652 - Vintage Surveyors Level (120068)
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Surveyors Service Co. level with wood box and 2 eye shades. geo. a Greenwald, Instruments, repairs, equip, Los Angeles. orig dovetailed wood box. made
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Vintage Ethiopian Canoe Basket  (119197)5653 - Vintage Ethiopian Canoe Basket (119197)
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Vintage Ethiopian hand woven Gambella boat shaped basket, 21.5" x 7" x 4". Very good condition. Date: Country (if not USA): Af...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to d*******f for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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African Baskets (2 Antiques)  (120982)5654 - African Baskets (2 Antiques) (120982)
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1) West African Basket, 8" diameter x 4" high. Faded red and purple designs. Good condition. 2) Small coiled basket, black designs. 7.2...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Ontario Map by Hardesty  (59635)5655 - Ontario Map by Hardesty (59635)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Double truck pp. 32,33. Lithographic color & graphics by Hardesty. No condition issues noted. Vivid color. On Mat Board (not adhered) with plast...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******2 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Western Hemisphere Maps (4)  (63219)5656 - Western Hemisphere Maps (4) (63219)
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1) Map of the Eastern Part of the Province of Ontario, 1883. Lithographic graphics and color by Hardesty. Approximately 21" x 14.5." 2) Br...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 275.00
Sold to d******2 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Toronto Typographical Society  (91035)5657 - Toronto Typographical Society (91035)
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Issued to James Fullarton. Instituted Feb. 1844, admitted Jan. 1860. Vignette house / office with motto "United to Support, Not Combined to ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Rare Book / " The Count Of Monte Cristo " Part II  (105412)5658 - Rare Book / " The Count Of Monte Cristo " Part II (105412)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a real treasure, that is for sure. It is a book entitled " The Count of Monte Cristo". This is only part two, part one is missing....
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*********y for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Directory of Directors - United Kingdom  (88661)5659 - Directory of Directors - United Kingdom (88661)
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"The Directory of Directors 1881. A List of the Director of the Joint Stock Companies of the United Kingdom, and the Companyues in Which They a...
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Estimate : 110.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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William Howitt Signed Letter  (106483)5660 - William Howitt Signed Letter (106483)
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Signed letter by William Howitt, 1862. requesting delivery?"William Howitt, was a prolific English writer on history and other subjects. Willi...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Temple Bar, the City Golgotha - Rare Book from England with Provenance  (118990)5661 - Temple Bar, the City Golgotha - Rare Book from England with Provenance (118990)
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Rare book: Temple Bar, the City Golgotha: A Narrative of the Historical Occurrences of a Criminal Character Associated with the Present Bar, by James
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Estimate : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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French Pastoral Tapestry  (120896)5662 - French Pastoral Tapestry (120896)
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French pastoral scene with sheep and castle in background. Approx. 60" x 18". A few marks or stains that can easily be removed. It is fini...
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French Tapestry, Petrarque Et Laure  (121255)5663 - French Tapestry, Petrarque Et Laure (121255)
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Tapestry depicts Petrarch, and his muse, Laura. She was a married woman from Avignon he loved or carried as some romantic ideal for years. 58" ...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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French Tapestry, The Entertainers  (121256)5664 - French Tapestry, The Entertainers (121256)
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French Jacquard tapestry depicts dancer and musician entertaining the royalty. 56" x 38". Very good condition. Date: c. early 1900'...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Early F.F. Miller Prints, Foreign Maps and Litho (7 Pieces)  (116880)5665 - Early F.F. Miller Prints, Foreign Maps and Litho (7 Pieces) (116880)
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Two FF Miller very high quality matted prints 1) "Les Glaneuses" No. 644, 8" x 11" on 14" x 16" matte and 2) "L&#...
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Henri Martin Signed Letter  (106482)5666 - Henri Martin Signed Letter (106482)
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Signed 1865 letter by Henri Martin in French to Mary Louise Booth, an American translator who had previously published a very good translation of his
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
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Jean-Baptiste Honoré Raymond Capefigue Signed Letter  (106484)5667 - Jean-Baptiste Honoré Raymond Capefigue Signed Letter (106484)
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Undated letter in French. "Jean-Baptiste Honor Raymond Capefigue was a French historian and biographer. He was born in Marseille, France. At
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Beers Steins / German / 3 items  (89522)5668 - Beers Steins / German / 3 items (89522)
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Here we have a great trio of German beer steins, ALL identical, in each and every way !! Blue, red, and gold stenciled. Ninth Annual ( cu ) / Freundsh
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Beer Steins / German / 3 Items.  (89559)5669 - Beer Steins / German / 3 Items. (89559)
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Item # 1 : Thirteenth Annual ( au ) / Freundschaftsfest ( au ) / Motif: 3 ramparts, over a blue shield with 3 Fleur de Lis. Also sided by the represen
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German Chemistry Book  (89956)5670 - German Chemistry Book (89956)
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Chemisch-Analytische Untersuchungen by Steinbeck. 56pp in German. Rebound Date: 1862 Country (if not USA): Germany State: City: Provenance:
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Voigtlander Bessa Camera  (121274)5671 - Voigtlander Bessa Camera (121274)
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A Voigtlander Besso 620. This is an untested model, but appears to be in decent condition. Pleas see photos for more details. Date: 1949-57 Country
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Estimate : 60.00 - 125.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Porcelain Figurines made in Germany USSR occupied  (121544)5672 - Porcelain Figurines made in Germany USSR occupied (121544)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three porcelain figurines about 8 in. tall all are marked with the Crown over W&A " Made in Germany USSR occupied zone". There is a y...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mexican Baskets - Vintage! (Lot of 4)  (120977)5673 - Mexican Baskets - Vintage! (Lot of 4) (120977)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four tray style Mexican baskets--11.5", 10", 9.5", 9" diameters. Largest one is butterfly pattern in purple, green and red--some...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 125.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Vintage Mexican Aztec Copper Pendant Necklace  (121227)5674 - Vintage Mexican Aztec Copper Pendant Necklace (121227)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage huge Mexican Aztec copper pendant necklace, 3.5" x 2", on 24" copper chain. Face of pendant is carved stone. It is an amazing...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
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Vintage Mexican Basket  (120978)5675 - Vintage Mexican Basket (120978)
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Vintage Mexican Toluca Valley Hand Dyed 4 color coiled polychrome figural basket This basket is most likely from the 1930's to 1940's. 9.25&...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Sash (Russian)  (85852)5676 - Sash (Russian) (85852)
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Beautifully made sash with fringe & detail. Geometric designs in bright colors. Approx. 50" x 4.5". Date: 1900's Country (if not...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Sash (Russian)  (85853)5677 - Sash (Russian) (85853)
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Beautiful Sash, handmade with geometric design & fringe. Has bright colors, in very nice condition. 58" x 5.5" Date: c1900's Cou...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to M********9 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Minoan Art and Archaeology with 10 Photos  (52816)5678 - Minoan Art and Archaeology with 10 Photos (52816)
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6 pages from Art and Archaeology possibly May-June 1934, A Minoan Gold Treasure. 10.75" x 7.75". 10 black and white photos of Minoan art o...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Oriental Rugs / 2 items.  (109686)5679 - Oriental Rugs / 2 items. (109686)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is an interesting pair of Oriental rugs. Item # 1 of 2 : 30" tall x 53" wide. Nice looking, but has an intricate design. The body of...
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Estimate : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Turkish/Afghan  Double Sided Wool Woven Saddle Bag  (122302)5680 - Turkish/Afghan Double Sided Wool Woven Saddle Bag (122302)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare piece. Beautiful vibrant colors, burgundy, blue, white, black, intricate detail. Woven loops at center flaps to secure contents of bags. Each sid
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Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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