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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Brink's Express Company Stock Certificate, 1912 [159599]3500 - Brink's Express Company Stock Certificate, 1912 [159599]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Brink's Express Company stock certificate. No. 17 for 5 shares issued to A.P. Brink on June 17, 1912. Signed by Perry Brinks, president and...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sierra Nevada Water & Power Co. Bonds [155821]3501 - Sierra Nevada Water & Power Co. Bonds [155821]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two issued and uncancelled bonds. Both with the same design: brown border, black print, green background, and four vignettes (rivers and hydroe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Bond Certificate Signed by Charles Dow, 1891 [158037]3502 - Bond Certificate Signed by Charles Dow, 1891 [158037]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Amity Canal, Reservoir and Improvement Company $500 First Mortgage Six Per Cent Bond No. 117. Signed on the back by Charles H. Dow who was a trustee o
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Five Colorado Related Stock Certificates [157386]3503 - Five Colorado Related Stock Certificates [157386]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All Framed. 1) Altman Water Company. Altman is a ghost town in Teller County, Colorado, United States. Much of the town was destroyed by fire on May 2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to P*****8 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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American Sumatra Tobacco Company Stock Certificate Trio [155816]3504 - American Sumatra Tobacco Company Stock Certificate Trio [155816]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 stocks, issued 1921-24. Punch cancelled. Three different vice president signatures. Brown or purple borders, black print, and vignette of bal
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mutual Telephone Company Stock Certificate Pair [155836]3505 - Mutual Telephone Company Stock Certificate Pair [155836]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 issued and cancelled stocks, 1892 and 1893. Inc. August 16th, 1883. Identical design: blue border, ornate black font, and small vignette of a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Excelsior Iron Works Stock Certificate [155831]3506 - Excelsior Iron Works Stock Certificate [155831]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ver scarce. Inc. in Illinois, 1872. No. 61, issued for 10 shares to Carlile Mason on Oct. 4th, 1893 in Chicago. Signed by president George Mason and s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6****A for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Bull Dog Motor Truck Company Stock Certificate Trio [155835]3507 - Bull Dog Motor Truck Company Stock Certificate Trio [155835]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 very scarce, unissued stocks. Inc. in South Dakota. Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Black border and print, green seal, and vignette logo f
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t********f for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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American Angora Goat Breeders Association Certificate [155849]3508 - American Angora Goat Breeders Association Certificate [155849]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certificate of Entry, Kansas City, MO, 1901. CE Libby has recorded one goat, a buck named Arthur of Burnham. Vignette of goat. 7 x 8.5" Folds. ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Custer Channel Wing Corporation Stock Certificate Group [155827]3509 - Custer Channel Wing Corporation Stock Certificate Group [155827]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7 issued and cancelled stocks, 1962-1969. Two not cancelled. Inc. in Maryland, 1939. Identical design: green border, black print, and photo vig
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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American Express Co. Stocks Signed by Wells and Fargo [159587]3510 - American Express Co. Stocks Signed by Wells and Fargo [159587]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different American Express Company stock certificates. A) Stock certificate No. 928 for 5 shares issued to Hinan G. Ward on June 16, 1862. Signed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j****N for (1,150.00 + 287.50) = 1,437.50
 
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American Merchants Union Express Co. Stock, Imprinted Revenue [159598]3511 - American Merchants Union Express Co. Stock, Imprinted Revenue [159598]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
American Merchants Union Express Company stock certificate No. 5260 for 100 shares. Signed by Secretary, J. Knapp, President, William G. Fargo, and Tr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*********p for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Union Mutual Insurance Company Stock Certificate Pair [155554]3512 - Union Mutual Insurance Company Stock Certificate Pair [155554]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 stocks, issued in 1875 and 1876. Signed by vice president Stagg. Both punch cancelled. Black border and print with three vignettes: eagle, sh
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Pine Plains Bank Stock Certificate Pair [155840]3513 - Pine Plains Bank Stock Certificate Pair [155840]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot 2: one issued and one unissued. Issued piece is no. 70, issued for 5 shares to William H. Hoffman in 1848. Signed by president Bostwick and cashie
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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American Submarine Company Stock Certificates [155820]3514 - American Submarine Company Stock Certificates [155820]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 unissued stocks. All identical design: black border and print, red seal, and tow vignettes (ship and allegorical). Printed by Ferd Mayer &a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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American Tobacco Company Stock Certificate Group [155823]3515 - American Tobacco Company Stock Certificate Group [155823]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 issued and cancelled stocks, 1955-1958. Identical design: green border, black print, and vignette of tobacco field and a Native American chie
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Akron Belting Company Stock Certificate Group [155819]3516 - Akron Belting Company Stock Certificate Group [155819]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 consecutive stocks, all issued in 1896, pen cancelled. Inc. in 1885 in Ohio. Same design: blue border and print with vignette of rolls of bel
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Cleveland Gas Light & Coke Company Stock Certificates [155828]3517 - Cleveland Gas Light & Coke Company Stock Certificates [155828]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 stocks issued in 1890, all punch cancelled. Identical design: black border and print, vignette of gas facility? Printed by WJ Morgan & ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Pioneer Steamship Company Stock Certificate Trio [155841]3518 - Pioneer Steamship Company Stock Certificate Trio [155841]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 stocks issued in 1913. "Mentor Special District, Lake County, Ohio" (printed under vignette). All identical design: black border ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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American Dredging Company Stock Certificate Trio [155833]3519 - American Dredging Company Stock Certificate Trio [155833]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 issued and cancelled stocks, 1894-96. Inc. April 1867. Identical design: black border and print, three great vignettes: dredges (bottom right
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Philadelphia & West Chester Turnpike Road Co. Stock Pair [155837]3520 - Philadelphia & West Chester Turnpike Road Co. Stock Pair [155837]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 issued stocks. 1) No. 211, issued in 1853 to John Evans in Philadelphia. Signed by president Joseph Oats(?) and treasurer John Sellers. Not c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Stroudsburg Bank Stock Certificate Pair [155842]3521 - Stroudsburg Bank Stock Certificate Pair [155842]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two stocks, issued in 1857 and 1868, both punch cancelled. Identical design: black border and print with multiple allegorical vignettes. Printe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Aristo Company Stock Certificate Group [155553]3522 - Aristo Company Stock Certificate Group [155553]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 consecutive unissued stocks. Inc. in South Dakota. Stocks no. 25-34. Black border and print, green underprint, and patriotic allegorical vig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m*********E for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Two Different Thompson Lumber Co. Stock Certificates [155822]3523 - Two Different Thompson Lumber Co. Stock Certificates [155822]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two different. 1) Thompson & Tucker Lumber Company. Stock no. 149, issued for 10 shares in 1904. Pen cancelled. Signed by JL Thompson as ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d****9 for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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International Cross & Crown Certificate  [155848]3524 - International Cross & Crown Certificate [155848]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual Sunday School Certificate of Attendance for Scholars, Houston, Texas, 1911. Margarietta Harrel has earned the solid gold Cross and Crown badge
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Stocks & Bonds: Edison, Coal, & American Thread [155847]3525 - Miscellaneous Stocks & Bonds: Edison, Coal, & American Thread [155847]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11. Three different companies. 1) American Thread Company. Lot of 4 issued stocks, 1930s, with vignette of spool of thread and foreign revenue
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimate : 110.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Piggly Wiggly Western States Stock Collection [157388]3526 - Piggly Wiggly Western States Stock Collection [157388]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Roughly 100 stock certificates. All Piggly Wiggly Western States Corporation. All dated 1925 or 1926. Vignette of a Piggly Wiggly building. Lowest num
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6*******d for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Massive Pig'n Whistle Stock Certificate Collection [157393]3527 - Massive Pig'n Whistle Stock Certificate Collection [157393]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Roughly 1,200 certificates. Includes green 'less than 100' certs and brown '100' certs. Eagle vignette. Cancelled. All in nice cond...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to m*********E for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Royal Zoological and Horticultural Society of Brussels Stock Certificate [155617]3528 - Royal Zoological and Horticultural Society of Brussels Stock Certificate [155617]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
SOCI…T… ROYALE DE ZOOLOGIE D'HORTICULTURE ET D'ACREMENT DE BRUXELLES. Fantastic certificate issued for one share in 1878 to Mada...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********n.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Bulgarian Agriculture Gold Loan [156610]3529 - Bulgarian Agriculture Gold Loan [156610]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5% Bulgarian Loan 1896. Loan secured by the Principality of Bulgaria; by the assets and income of the Agricultural Banks. Bond to Bearer is 500 francs
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Two Early Spanish Automobile Manufacturer Stocks [155616]3530 - Two Early Spanish Automobile Manufacturer Stocks [155616]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. La Hispano Suiza Fabrica de Automoviles Sociedad Anonima domiciliada en Barcelon. Issued in 1906 and 1918. Vignette of woman in a fur coat w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********o.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Atlantic Fruit & Sugar Company Bond Trio [155834]3531 - Atlantic Fruit & Sugar Company Bond Trio [155834]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 consecutively issued bonds, 1924, not cancelled. $1,000. Green border, black print, and allegorical nautical vignette. Printed by ABN. Each h
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Foreign Stocks & Bonds incl. Choice Pictorial Pieces [155618]3532 - Foreign Stocks & Bonds incl. Choice Pictorial Pieces [155618]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 different pieces. Many are highly pictorial. Includes: New Premier Cycle Company, Limited (stock, 1896, London); Grand Casino de Chamonix-Mon
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********o.. for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Early British Daily Stock Broadsides (3), 1810s-1830s [156608]3533 - Early British Daily Stock Broadsides (3), 1810s-1830s [156608]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three early British broadsides with daily stock prices of canals, docks, railways, gas light and coke companies, mines, joint stock banks, etc. Broads
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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