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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Iron Tomahawk Head1698 - Iron Tomahawk Head
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an iron tomahawk head that measures about 6"x 2". It's obviously from a dig, but shows no chips or cracks, only rust and wear....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to M********y for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
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American Indian Child Shirts1699 - American Indian Child Shirts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot includes a child's trade cloth sewn shirt, adorned with puka shells It is obviously a contemporary garment, made for pow-wow. It measur...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
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A Pair of American Indian Beaded Holsters1700 - A Pair of American Indian Beaded Holsters
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot includes a pair of unmatched beaded gun holsters. One measures 9"x 5" and has about three inches of fringe on a buckskin backing....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
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Plains Beaded Moccasins1701 - Plains Beaded Moccasins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Plains Indian beaded buckskin moccasins. Simple beading design, a few beads missing. Inside of soles are painted with design. 10.25" lo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,400.00 - 2,800.00
Sold to f******h for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
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Yakima Beaded Bag1702 - Yakima Beaded Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Yakima pictorial beaded bag. Beaded image of Indian Chief on one side and design painted on reverse side. Very good condition. 10.5" x 9.75&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to q********a.. for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
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Three Native Baskets1703 - Three Native Baskets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Pima/Papago style weaving design with wood splint bottom, thin wrapped handle. 3.25" x 7.5" x 6". Good condition. 2) Northern Cali...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c******l for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
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Two Native American Painted Gourds1704 - Two Native American Painted Gourds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Tezi Tunka carved and painted gourd. Roadrunner design. Pine needle rim. 6.5" h x 8" diameter. Beautiful piece. Signed by the artist. 2...
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Start Price : 85.00 | Estimates : 170.00 - 300.00
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Arrows & Quiver1705 - Arrows & Quiver
Holabird Western Americana Collections
American Indian quiver with two arrows. All pieces are handmade and appear to be Cherokee. Arrows measure 25", quiver measures 22". IOne s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to j**********g for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
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Catlinite Buffalo Peace Pipe1706 - Catlinite Buffalo Peace Pipe
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hand carved buffalo peace pipe made from pipestone (catlinite). it measures 25" and is beaded near the mouth piece. there is also a small cros...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to M********y for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
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American Indian War Shirt1707 - American Indian War Shirt
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Handmade American Indian War Shirt. made from Buckskin. this shirt is trimmed around the collar with trade cloth. There is also a oblong patch of trad
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Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,600.00
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