Pike's Peak or Bust! Auction: Western Americana, Bottles, Numismatics, & More (January 2023)

Auction Details

Welcome to the Pike’s Peak or Bust! Auction, our first live auction of 2023 and coming off the world-record-breaking SS Central America Part I auction in December 2022.

This four-day auction has collectibles in over a dozen categories including Bottles, Railroadiana, Native Americana, Mining, Numismatics, Art, Stocks, Militaria, and General Americana. With a healthy dose of exciting Colorado and Western States material, we decided to name this auction in honor of the great Colorado Gold Rush of 1859!

Featured Collections & Highlights

*The Gary Bracken Collection, Part IV*
We continue to offer great rarities from the collection of Ponca City lawyer Gary Bracken. This sale includes Native Americana (arrowheads); tokens (Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma); Colorado medicine bottles, whiskey jugs, and stoneware; Colorado, Indian Territory, and Oklahoma billhead collections, and more.

*Numismatics feat. Nevada Banknotes*
Our Day 4 is all numismatics, starting with thirteen different Nevada banknotes, including the $20 Nixon National Bank signed by George Nixon. The section also has US coins (incl. Carson City Morgans); medals incl. a U.S. Grant Silver Peace Medal; and a large offering of tokens (Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma).

*Early American Political Collection*
We’re very excited to offer important documents from the 1700s and 1800s from the estate of John Hyatt. This group includes autographed pieces from Benjamin Franklin, Grover Cleveland, and James Buchanan.

*Art*
A group of signed prints and books from Ansel Adams; signed prints from famous photographer Paul Strand; signed Salvador Dali pieces; beautiful wood and stone sculptures; and more.

*Railroadiana*
A new big group of railroad and steamer passes, always a big hit with our collectors! Also railroad artifacts including keys, locks, and lanterns. If you have a pass collection you’re ready to sell, please let us know!


*Stocks & Bonds*
We are thrilled to offer more rare Colorado mining stocks from a private collection, as well as Colorado railroad stocks and autograph pieces incl. Wells & Fargo and Jay Gould. Some of the mining stocks in this sale are pieces we have not offered before.

*Native Americana*
In addition to Oklahoma points from the Bracken Collection, our Native Americana section also has kachinas, pine crafts/basketry, and ephemera including art and photographs.


*Militaria & Antique Firearms*
In addition to pieces from the Sherman Collection, we’re also offering rare military collectibles from a few other private collections. This sale has items from the Civil War, Indian Wars, and both World Wars including photographs, autographed documents, and artifacts. The Firearms Section has early shotguns, muskets, and ammunition collectibles.

*General Americana*
Photographs, rare documents, books, and artifacts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma/Indian Territory, and more. Includes a rare Virgil Earp Tombstone autograph from the Jim & Barbara Sherman Private Western Mining Museum! Smaller categories include: Cowboy, Sports, Books, Jewelry, Toys/Model Railroad, and hard goods.

*Mining*
Minerals and fossil plates; rare Western mining ephemera from Colorado and Nevada; and some mining artifacts incl. spoons, tags, and mercury jugs.


Please be sure to use the Keyword Search Tool on our website to search for items in your collecting categories.

Stay tuned for the exciting second part of our SS Central America Shipwreck Artifacts Auctions, coming March 2023. Details available on holabirdamericana.com

We’re always looking for consignments in many categories, including Art, Mining, Railroadiana, Native Americana, Numismatics, Bottles, and more.

If you would like to know more about consigning, or if you have any questions or comments about this sale, please give our office a call at 775-851-1859.

Our friendly staff is ready to help you continue to build your collection. We’ve created an astonishing community of customers around the world, including private collectors, institutions, and dealers. Remember, your collection could set the next world-record!

Thanks again for your continued interest in our auctions. And as we like to say, bid early and bid often!

--The Holabird Team--

Day 1, Lots 1000-1514
General Americana (1000-1514)
Geo. Sort
Misc. Categories incl. Cowboy, Sports, Books, Toys, Hard Goods

Day 2, Lots 2000-2546
Transportation (2000-2159)
Railroad & Steamer Passes
Transportation Ephemera
Bottles & Saloon feat. Colorado Whiskey & Medicines (2160-2546)

Day 3, Lots 3000-3533
Art feat. Ansel Adams, Salvador Dali, & Paul Strand (3000-3106)
Native Americana (3107-3182)
Political Collectibles incl. Early American Autographs (3183-3209)
Militaria (3210-3261)
Firearms & Weaponry (3262-3304)
Minerals & Mining (3305-3361)
Stocks & Bonds (3362-3533)

Day 4, Lots 4000-4484
Numismatics (4000-4484)
Currency feat. Nevada Banknotes (4000-4035)
Coins (4036-4094)
Medals (4095-4112)
Tokens feat. Colorado, Missouri, & amp; Oklahoma (4113-4484)


SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Block and Tackle, 2 Antique [157520]1500 - Block and Tackle, 2 Antique [157520]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 antique block and tackles. Wood with metal hardware. 12" long. Date: Country: State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Empty Fishing Lure Box [158319]1501 - Empty Fishing Lure Box [158319]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Empty fishing lure box, c. 1890-1900. Label on lid. A.L. Foss Pork Rind Minnow/ Shimmyette Fly Rod Wiggler. This tin box is 2.5 x 1 inches. Some wear.
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to b**********n for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Mystery Metal Objects [156121]1502 - Mystery Metal Objects [156121]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
We are not quite sure about the use of these items. 10x19x8" bucket, oil filter wrench, and assorted other metal parts. Date: Country: Sta...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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African Hand Drum [160635]1503 - African Hand Drum [160635]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
African hand drum with carved wood body and sinew straps. 22x7.5", top skin is cracked. Date: Country: Africa State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Canadian Red Ensign Flag  C.1870-1915 [157451]1504 - Canadian Red Ensign Flag C.1870-1915 [157451]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Canadian Red Ensign flag depict the Union Jack in the left corner and a variation of the coat of arms of the known providences at that time. The
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Antique Chinese Teapot in Basket [161305]1505 - Antique Chinese Teapot in Basket [161305]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
c. 1920's to 1930's Chinese teapot. Writing on pot translates to Dragon New Leaf, 3 March rain, Bird tongue 6 year springtime as per consign...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Paris Stereoview Group, 33 [161078]1506 - Paris Stereoview Group, 33 [161078]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
33 Paris, France stereoviews, probably pre 1900. Photographers include A. Hautecceur, N C a Paris, PL, with many Paris scenes including churches and b
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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CdV Photographs from Germany [157359]1507 - CdV Photographs from Germany [157359]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of eleven CdV photo depict individuals from the 1880's Germany. Photo studios from Saale and Koln (Cologne, Germany). All in ve...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*******1 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Italian 1705 Official Document [157329]1508 - Italian 1705 Official Document [157329]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This early Italian document has a story to tell that one of our clients will certainly enjoy. Unfortunately, we don't read Italian, so the story...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Japanese Decorative Bowl [161076]1509 - Japanese Decorative Bowl [161076]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Black round Japanese decorative bowl with gold colored highlights. 3 molded feet. 3.5x10", bowl interior has some wear. Date: Country: Japa...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mexican Rug Collection, 7 [158941]1510 - Mexican Rug Collection, 7 [158941]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Mexican rugs. Red, grey, white accents 59x28", fair condition. Black, ruby, beige 63x25". Turquoise, red diamonds, black 59x33" sta...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Small Norway Flag, c. 1940s [159659]1511 - Small Norway Flag, c. 1940s [159659]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small Norwegian flag, possibly from the 1940s. The Norwegian flag is red with a blue Scandanavian cross outlined in white. Norway adopted this flag in
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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General International Ephemera  [156035]1512 - General International Ephemera [156035]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
International travel items. Reproduction of RMS Titanic April 14, 1912 lunch menu. RMS Queen Mary 1936 menu. Italian Line envelopes, 2 money order rec
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Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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International Books, 6 [156182]1513 - International Books, 6 [156182]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 international books. Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel by Gies. The Great Boer War by Doyle. Jack the Ripper by Begg. Hitler's Pope by Cornwell....
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to S********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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International Stereoview Group, 53 [161299]1514 - International Stereoview Group, 53 [161299]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
53 international stereoviews including Africa, London, Paris, 5 whimsical "Debate Leads to Conflict", Quebec, Ireland, India, Niagara Fall...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******n for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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