November Wonders: Western Americana Auction (November 2021)

Auction Details

Welcome to our November Wonders Auction, the second in our end-of-the-year auction trilogy!

We know every collector will find something special for their collection in this sale, and even a good Christmas present or two...

This sale features more than 3,100 lots across 5 days in over two dozen different collecting categories including: Art, Mining, Numismatics, Railroad, Militaria, General Americana, Jewelry, Books, Stocks & Bonds, and much more!


--The Bill McKivor Nevada Token Collection Part I. Bill's Nevada token collection is full of so many rarities that we have split it over several sales. This round features an ultra-rare Comstock token from Gold Hill, as well as Beowawe, Chafey, Farrell, Bowers, Genoa, Incline, and more.

--Pancho Villa Collection. A rare second chance to bid on a Photo Diary of Pancho Villa by W.H. Horne (& Others). A massive and important collection of 184 real photo postcards (RPCs) and six original 5 x7 prints, most of which are directly attributable to Walter H. Horne, who made a good living for himself making photographic postcards in the American Southwest during the time of the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century.

--George Armstrong Custer Civil War Holster and Dispatch Case. The belt, brass buckle, holster, and dispatch case from Civil War Captain George Armstrong Custer, originally from the Frost Collection.

--Stunning Jewelry. Featuring a leopard gold & diamond necklace; a gold-in-quartz pendant; shadow box and diamond cocktail rings; and much more.

--Native Americana. Beautiful jewelry, pottery, artifacts, and ephemera.

--Ken Prag Collection. Rarities from the Prag Collection of stocks, ephemera, and postcards, including autographs of Thomas Edison, J. Paul Getty, John D. Rockefeller, JP Morgan. Other stock categories include: Wells Fargo and American Express, banking, brewing, Hollywood, Yellowstone, mining, railroad, & more.

--Mining. Collectibles including gold nuggets and ore specimens, artifacts, ephemera, and mining stock certificates from California, Colorado, Montana, and Nevada.

--Art. Museum-quality Western art pieces by Makk, Rosa, and Hanson, as well as a large group of Chilmark Western pewter sculptures. Plus African art and carvings, and many other paintings and prints.

--General Americana Bonanza. Including an original prostitute's license from Tombstone; rare bottles and brewing ephemera; Montana saloon archives from the MacKenzie Collection; rare badges; cowboy collectibles incl. saddles & rare photographs; books incl. a large Eastern US directory section; and much more.

Be sure to use the Search Function to find items across the 5 days in your collecting categories!

And Keep the Collections Coming!
Please keep us in mind for selling your collection, and contact me directly at

Happy bidding!

--Fred Holabird & Team--

Auction Schedule

DAY 1 - Thursday, Nov 18, Lots 1000-1601
Art 1000-1269
Firearms-Weapons 1270-1292
Foreign 1293-1338
Political 1339-1352
Military 1353-1402
Tools 1403-1422
Native Americana 1423-1477
Sports 1478-1535
Transportation 1536-1601

DAY 2 - Friday, Nov 19, Lots 2000-2657
Stocks & Bonds 2000-2657
All Categories including Mining,
Railroad, and various industries

DAY 3 - Saturday, Nov 20 , Lots 3000-3609
Minerals 3000-3018
Mining 3019-3034
Numismatics 3195-3258
Tokens 3259-3412
Philatelic & Postal History 3413-3609

DAY 4 - Sunday, Nov 21, Lots 4000-4620
Geographically Sorted Ephemera 4000-4265
General Collectibles 4269-4395
Souvenir Plates 4396-4424
Spoons & Flatware 4425-4428
Entertainment 4429-4446
Circus 4447-4450
Toys 4451-4484
Marbles 4485-4489
Bottles 4490-4527
Saloon 4528-4546
Tobacciana 4547-4559
Gaming 4560-4566
Cowboy 4567-4599
Clothing 4600-4620

DAY 5 - Monday, Nov 22, Lots 5000-5614
WF/Express 5000-5002
World's Fair / Expositions 5003-5013
Firefighting Memorabilia 5014-5017
Fraternal Organizations 5018-5022
Badges 5023-5044
Maps 5045-5066
Books 5067-5314
Furnishings & 3D 5315-5363
Jewelry 5364-5461
Music 5462-5490
Photography 5491-5614

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Titanic Collection of Models and Ephemera [133496]1600 - Titanic Collection of Models and Ephemera [133496]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 large ship models 24-30" each; 8 desktop paperweight models 4-9" each; Cunardline plate souvenir china; 2 pieces of coal from the titani...
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to r***6 for (200.00 + 44.00) = 244.00
Leadville Transportation Token [131963]1601 - Leadville Transportation Token [131963]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A paper punch token good for 25 roundtrips on the toll road between Leadville and Soda Springs. The bottom 15 rides have already been punched but the
Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
Sold to j*********t for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50