Objects of Our Affection - February 2020

Auction Details

Welcome to our February 2020 Auction! This sale features over 2,500 lots over 4 days, covering numerous collecting categories incl. Art, General Americana, Numismatics, Mining, Railroad, Military, Sports, Cowboy & Native Americana, Bottles, & More!

HIGHLIGHTS:

*The John Reynolds Collection, Part One (Exonumia & Americana)

*The Benj. Fauver Collection of Counter Tokens

*The Potosi Mine Gold-Silver Ingot (Bliss Collection)

*Numismatics incl. Masonic Pennies, Coins, Medals, So-Called Dollars, Tokens, Shell Cards, Wooden Money, & Dies

*Original James Marshall California Gold Rush Collectibles

*Mining Equipment, Maps, Ephemera, USGS Folios, & Rare Stock Certificates

*Art incl. Franz Trevors, William Forrest Martin, and Japanese Netsuke

*Whiskey & Beer Shot Glass Collection

*Vintage Baseball and Boxing Collectibles

*Stocks & Bonds from the Ken Prag Collection & Others

and Much More!

Full Auction Schedule

Day 1, Friday, February 14th, 2020 (Lots 1000-1646)
Art (1000-1074)
General Americana (1075-1434)
-Jewelry (1075-1104)
-Pocket Watches (1105-1119)
-Souvenir Spoons (1120-1131)
-Souvenir Plates (1132-1193)
-Ephemera, Geographically Sorted (1194-1305)
-Miscellaneous (Decoys, Books, Music, Toys, Etc.) (1306-1434)
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera (1435-1646)
-Books (1437-1490)
-Ephemera, Geographically Sorted (1491-1544)
-Equipment (1545-1646)

Day 2, Saturday, February 15th, 2020 (Lots 2000-2643)
Stocks & Bonds, Geographically Sorted (2000-2632)
-Mining (2000-2214)
-General (2215-2264)
-Railroad & Transportation (2265-2632)
Railroad Artifacts & Ephemera (2633-2643)

Day 3, Sunday, February 16th, 2020 (Lots 3000-3628)
Numismatics
-Coins (3000-3074)
-Encased & Elongated (3000-3018)
-Masonic (3019-3055)
-General (3056-3074)
-Medals & So-Called Dollars (3075-3185)
-Ingots feat. Lot 3186, The Potosi Mine Gold-Silver Ingot
-Currency, Exonumia, & Ephemera (3188-3200)
-Tokens (3201-3550)
-Shell Cards (3201-3272)
-Geographically Sorted (3273-3550)
-Wooden Money (3551-3573)
-Dies & Hobbs (3574-3628)

Day 4, Monday, February 17th, 2020 (Lots 4000-4602)
Firearms & Military (4000-4031)
Cowboy & Native Americana (4032-4069)
Bottles & Glass (4070-4124)
Sports Collectibles (4125-4285)
Bargains & Dealer Specials (4286-4602)
-General Americana (4286-4312)
-Numismatics (4313-4337)
-Stocks & Bonds (4338-4602)
-General (4338-4377)
-Mining (4378-4450)
-Railroad (4451-4602)
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. Shipping and handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing as it is based on the size and weight of your purchase. Additional shipping and handling costs, if required, will be re-invoiced 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 size.
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Uncle Sam Lode Book and Map, 1865  (110875)1518 - Uncle Sam Lode Book and Map, 1865 (110875)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic Comstock mining prospectus with outstanding map.Printed by Mudge & Son, Boston. 39pp overall. This 1865 piece is a classic. If this were...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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A History of the Comstock Mines by Dan DeQuille  (112116)1519 - A History of the Comstock Mines by Dan DeQuille (112116)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published by F. Boegle, Virginia, Nev. in 1889, this 158 page, 5 x 7 inch booklet written by Territorial Enterprise newspaperman Dan DeQuille covers t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (75.00 + 16.50) = 91.50
 
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Guide to Virginia City For the Serious Tourist  (112118)1520 - Guide to Virginia City For the Serious Tourist (112118)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Self guided tour "for the serious tourist" published by Pages of History in 1959. Booklet is 55 pages, with folded 22 x 17 inch color map....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***1 for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Mazeppa Gold & Silver Mining Co Stock Assessment, Virginia City, 1863  (111348)1521 - Mazeppa Gold & Silver Mining Co Stock Assessment, Virginia City, 1863 (111348)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock assessment #3, dated November 10, 1863. Datelined Virginia City, then part of Nevada Territory. J.H. Tilden was assessed $2.50 on his 10 shares
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to D******a for (30.00 + 6.60) = 36.60
 
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Ruhling & Company Assay; with Green 5c Nevada Revenue Stamp  (108363)1522 - Ruhling & Company Assay; with Green 5c Nevada Revenue Stamp (108363)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
WOW! Assay. Comstock! Ruhling! More gold than silver! And a 5c Green Revenue Stamp with stamped killer 'Ruhling & Company'!!! Number 89...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Telegram from Wm. Sharon to W.C. Ralston Re: The Virginia & Truckee Railroad  (112966)1523 - Telegram from Wm. Sharon to W.C. Ralston Re: The Virginia & Truckee Railroad (112966)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incredible piece datelined Virginia (City), Aug. 2, 1869. Telegram sent from Wm. Sharon to W.C. Ralston of the Bank of California. Ralston was the cas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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The Bank of California Against the Sutro Tunnel  (112060)1524 - The Bank of California Against the Sutro Tunnel (112060)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published booklet, 6 x 9 inches, 100 pages, 1874. "The Bank of California Against The Sutro Tunnel. Argument and statement of facts, showing wh...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*****E for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Rare Genoa Fluming Co. Revenue Check (Comstock Lumber Operation)  (107882)1525 - Rare Genoa Fluming Co. Revenue Check (Comstock Lumber Operation) (107882)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells Fargo Bank. Check #216 issued for $50 in 1876. Initialed by JMH. RN-D. According to the Carson Valley News (Nov. 31, 1876), "The Genoa Fl...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Ten Different Virginia City, Nevada Mining Checks incl. RN  (107887)1526 - Ten Different Virginia City, Nevada Mining Checks incl. RN (107887)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 different. Included: Nevada Bank of SF, RN-G, 1877, Hobart, Marlette & Co.; Stateler & Arrington territorial check, 1864, signed b...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*******d for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Leadville Mines Co. Ore Bag  (114346)1527 - Leadville Mines Co. Ore Bag (114346)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original canvas ore bag from the Leadville mines Co., with an office in Gerlach. Leadville was further north in Washoe County. 14 x 24", tears...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to T******1 for (110.00 + 24.20) = 134.20
 
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