January 2018 Auction: Americana, Bottles, Numismatics, Railroad, Mining, Native Americana

Auction Details

Our first auction of 2018 is a special two-day, 1,400+ lot sale with items in more than a dozen collecting categories, including Tokens, Numismatics, Railroad & Express, Mining, Postcards, Bottles, General Americana, Native Americana, Antique Firearms, Military, Cowboy, and a Bargains & Dealer Specials Section.


--A rare grouping of 19th century silverware from jewelers on the Comstock Lode, including a never-before-seen M.M. Fredrick silver chalice.

--A stunning California Gold-in-Quartz watch plus other jewelry

--A large General Americana section featuring ephemera from Western states like California, Nevada, Colorado, Montana; large postcard collections from Utah and Washington; and art.

--An assorted Mining section with reference books, lamps, spoons, rare stock certificates, photographs, documents, and ore and fossil specimens

--All sorts of Native Americana including baskets, beadwork, clothing, tools, war clubs, rugs, pottery, and ephemera

--Cowboy collectibles such as art, ephemera, saddles, irons, clothing, and photographs

--A Firearms & Weaponry section featuring rare antique ammunition and knives

--Military collectibles including Civil War documents, photographs, and a rare Ambulance Corps Arm Band

--Coin collecting books, catalogs, US coin sets, US and foreign medals, bank notes/currency, and ingots

--Rare slot machines, gaming chips, and ephemera in our Gaming section

--A fabulous antique Bottle section featuring California Gold Rush Sodas and Nevada Medicines, including examples used in Fred Holabird's bottle books.

--Railroad reference books, padlocks, nails, passes, and other ephemera including train wreck photo collections

--A small but select offering of Wells Fargo & Other Express collectibles including 1850s stock certificates

--Collectibles from 8 different World's Fairs & Expositions

--The auction concludes with a large Bargains & Dealer Specials section full of collectibles from many categories including Mining, Railroad, Tokens, & General Americana. These lots are either large groupings or entry-level items, meant to help restock dealer inventories and jumpstart a new generation of collectors!

Full Auction Schedule

Day One, January 20th, 2018 (Lots 1001-1723)

*General Americana (Lots 1001-1377)
*Foreign (Lots 1378-1391)
*Mining (Lots 1392-1578)
*Minerals (Lots1579-1596)
*Art (Lots 1597-1625)
*Native Americana (Lots 1626-1723)

Day Two, January 21st, 2018 (Lots 2001-2726)

*Cowboy (Lots 2001-2054)
*Firearms/Weaponry (Lots 2055-2102)
*Military (Lots 2103-2135)
*Numismatics (Lots 2136-2192)
*Gaming (Lots 2193-2210)
*Tokens (Lots 2211-2232)
*Bottles (Lots 2233-2365)
*Saloon (Lots 2366-2373
*Railroadiana (Lots 2374-2483)
*Wells Fargo (Lots 2484-2489)
*World's Fair & Expositions (Lots 2490-2508)
*Bargains & Dealer Specials (Lots 2509-2726)
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Three FOB's and a Pin1348 - Three FOB's and a Pin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Automatic Penberthy Inspector. 2) Enameled Dodge Brothers, Detroit, USA Fob. Black, white, and blue. 3) "Good Luck" Taft & Sherman ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to r*****5 for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
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Eight  FOB's of varying color and description1349 - Eight FOB's of varying color and description
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) It pays to feed hogs right, Muncy, Illinois. 2) Clark equipment, Michigan, tractor Pictorial. 3) Harnischfeger of Milwaukee with Steam Shovel picto
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 280.00 - 560.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
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Poe Family Photo Booklet1350 - Poe Family Photo Booklet
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cardboard bound and red ribbon tied "Thanksgiving Souvenir, Indian Creek, Nov. 26 1903" . We are unsure which Indian Creek this is. 2 b/w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
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3 Small Advertising Items1351 - 3 Small Advertising Items
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Curtis & Wheeler Ladies Shoes pad, celluloid covers with center papers with writing. Crown Flour celluloid baker girl holding 2 loaves of bread ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
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Feminist Union Pins1352 - Feminist Union Pins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Eight Feminist Union Pin "A Woman's Place Is In Her Union" vintage I of A M Worker Solidarity Communication Workers of America Labo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
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Western Church Books (2)1353 - Western Church Books (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcovers-Historic Western Churches by Florin, "That All May Be One" by Avella. Date: Location: HWAC# 57204
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
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Engineering Books (10)1354 - Engineering Books (10)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Open Channel Hydraulics by Chow, The Field Engineer by Shunk, Rock Slope Engineering by Bray, The Aggregate Handbook, An Intro to Engineering, Track D
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
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3 Old Buttons1355 - 3 Old Buttons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of 3. Circa 1875-1930s. Western Pacific Railway, SA&AP (San Antonio & Arkansas Pass), and GAR (Grand Army of the Republic). Date: Loc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to S*****3 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
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Early Airplane Ephemera1356 - Early Airplane Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Many black & white pictures of the making of an airport "N.Y. International Airport, 1948"; 2) a magazine "USS Akron World'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
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US Billhead Collection (Many Pictorial)1357 - US Billhead Collection (Many Pictorial)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
75+ items. Nearly all are Eastern (Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania) with some Mid-Western. Large group of 1860s pieces from Philadelphia. Also m
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
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