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)
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Photo's of Wagons & Buggies1021 - Photo's of Wagons & Buggies
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 photo's (black & white) of horse draw carriages, wagon & buggies (1800's to early 1900's. Date: Location: HWAC# 55153
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******2 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
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James W. Queen & Co. Microscope1022 - James W. Queen & Co. Microscope
Holabird Western Americana Collections
James W. Queen & Co., Philadelphia. Universal Household Microscope. Queen was a major supplier of miners lamps. Brass, 7 inches tall. The James ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
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Survey Telescope with Tripod Model No. 80901023 - Survey Telescope with Tripod Model No. 8090
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Telescope, made by David White Instruments, Meridian made in the USA, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is in very good condition. Has case for telesco
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
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Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco Thermometer1024 - Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco Thermometer
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This impressive piece of advertising metal measures 38"x 8", is brightly colored and still has its thermometer intact. It does have a few ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a******y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
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Steiner Violin1025 - Steiner Violin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a used Jacobus Steiner violin. A search for the maker revealed a Jacobus Steiner , but this is marked twice with Steiner, which failed to show
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*m for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
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3 Different Vintage Irons1026 - 3 Different Vintage Irons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 different sad irons. The A. C. Williams Co. with detachable wooden handle. Some internal rust. Triangular iron with a 5 on top plate and ornate me
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to t******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
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Lanterns and Lantern Parts1027 - Lanterns and Lantern Parts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of lanterns and several lantern parts c.1880-1920. 1 Dietz lantern New York, U.S.A., 1 Bradley and Hubbard (B & H) lantern. Also include...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
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Scientific Instrument Advertising & Ephemera1028 - Scientific Instrument Advertising & Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Includes: pictorial letterhead for A. Lietz Co. (Surveying, Engineering, Mining & Nautical Instruments), San Francisco, 1912; illustra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to n********c.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
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US Typewriter Ephemera (Blotters, Letterheads, Catalogs)1029 - US Typewriter Ephemera (Blotters, Letterheads, Catalogs)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Includes: pictorial letterhead for Blickensderfer Typewriters (San Francisco, 1903); illustrated booklet advertising the various products fo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
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Early Knott's Berry Farm (Disneyland) Ephemera1030 - Early Knott's Berry Farm (Disneyland) Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) Color booklet with mailing envelope, c.1950s. "Knott's Berry Farm and Ghost Town." Pacific Press. Full of black and white...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
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