Rush to the Rockies Auction (August 2022)

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Welcome to the “Rush to the Rockies” Auction, our second exciting summer sale of 2022!

This 4-day event has a little over 2,000 lots in numerous categories, including Bottles, Native Americana, Numismatics, Mining, Philatelic, Stocks, and General Americana.

Featured Collections

*Gary Bracken Collection, Part II*
Our July 2022 sale was our introduction to the marvelous and expansive collection of Ponca City, Oklahoma collector Gary Bracken. That sale featured our first round of Colorado and Oklahoma bottles, as well as rare ancient coins and Western tokens. And we set records in those categories!
This exciting second round features: Colorado bottles (incl. whiskey flasks, sodas, jugs, and beer); Colorado & Kansas postal history and rare Colorado revenue checks; Colorado, Nevada, & Texas tokens and key tags; Colorado photographs, advertising, & ephemera; a spectacular collection of Native American points (arrowheads) and stone tools; and another round of rare ancient coins.

And we’ll continue to feature the Bracken Collection in future sales. Stay tuned!

*Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Stock Collection*
We’ve been lucky enough to sell Joe’s world-class Nevada collection over the past couple of years, including his fabulous Nevada postal history and mining stock certificates.
This sale features a new group of Nevada mining stocks, including over 60 different Nevada territorial mining stock certificates! This group has great rarities and autograph pieces. Nevada collectors, you don’t want to miss this!

*Jim & Barbara Sherman Private Western Mining Museum Collection, Part II*
We were thrilled to sell rare Western firearms, Wild West autographs & artifacts, and mining collectibles from this collection in our July sale.
This round features more rare militaria (including sabers and bayonets), a cannon from the 1600s, shipwreck artifacts, rare mining artifacts, and more.

*Colorado Mining Collection, Part I*
This auction features an introduction to an unnamed Colorado mining collection which we will be selling over numerous sales. This collection includes some of the best Colorado mining stocks we’ve ever offered. Stay tuned!

*Stuart MacKenzie Montana Collection*
This round includes more Montana ephemera including important mining archives, as well as advertising, and history libraries.

*And Much More from Private Collections*
Including: a gorgeous original Thomas Moran lithograph of the Grand Canyon; an original saloon back bar mirror from the Yukon Territory, c.1890s; a Peace Medal Collection; rare Western photographs and ephemera; a Coca Cola collection of bottles and advertising souvenirs; rare space-related autographs and collectibles; American Express and early American History stocks from the Prag Collection, and much more!

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

We have a wonderful set of auctions planned for the rest of 2022 including our SS Central America Auctions this fall. We are specifically looking for treasure-related items, ingots, gold nuggets, and Gold Rush collectibles to add to these sales that will feature “Treasures from the Land & Sea.”

And we’re always looking for consignments in other categories, including 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, or to bring it to excited bidders at auction. We’ve built 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--


Thursday, August 25th, 2022 (Lots 1000-1504)
Art (1000-1036)
General Americana (1037-1504)
Geo. Sort (1037-1274)
Misc. Categories incl. Cowboy, Jewelry, Books, & More (1275-1504)

Friday, August 26th, 2022 (Lots 2000-2507)
Philatelic (2000-2118)
Covers feat. Bracken Colorado Collection (2000-2097)
Stamps, RN Checks, & Ephemera (2098-2118)
Stocks & Bonds (2119-2353)
Misc. incl. Express & Early American (2119-2153)
Railroad (2154-2199)
Mining feat. Colorado & Nevada Territorials (2200-2353)
Minerals, Mining Artifacts & Mining Ephemera (2354-2456)
Transportation (2457-2507)
Air & Space (2457-2468)
Auto (2469-2474)
Railroadiana & Steamer (2475-2507)

Saturday, August 27th, 2022 (Lots 3000-3518)
Native Americana (3000-3139)
Arrowheads (3000-3060)
Artifacts/Stone Tools (3061-3088)
Beadwork (3089-3096)
Art & Ephemera (3097-3139)
Bottles, Brewing, & Saloon (3140-3518)
Saloon & Brewing Ephemera (3140-3160)
General Bottles feat. Bracken Colorado Pt. II (3161-3487)
Coca Cola Collectibles (3488-3518)

Sunday, August 28th, 2022 (Lots 4000-4482)
Firearms, Cutlery, & Militaria (4000-4089)
Numismatics (4090-4482)
Currency, Scrip & Ephemera (4090-4118)
US, Ancient, & Foreign Coins (4119-4207)
Medals & Exonumia (4208-4224)
Tokens (4225-4482)

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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Handbook of Railroad Securities (2); 1890 and 1900 [153037]2500 - Handbook of Railroad Securities (2); 1890 and 1900 [153037]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different editions of the Handbook of Railroad Securities. Description; Income; Prices; Dividends. Compiled by the Commercial and Financial Chroni
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Midwest and Eastern Railroad Ephemera [156015]2501 - Midwest and Eastern Railroad Ephemera [156015]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 50 assorted Midwest and Eastern railroad ephemera items. Pullman Co. fare checks, Great Northern Ry. checks, Lake Shore & Michigan Souther...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Western Railroad Ephemera [156016]2502 - Western Railroad Ephemera [156016]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 40 items. 20 or so Virginia & Truckee RR interest coupons, due 1877. 4x 1894 Sutro RR postcard, 2 Colorado Road tickets. 2 Helena Motor Ra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (80.00 + 20.00BP) = 100.00
Railroad Passes, 4 [152778]2503 - Railroad Passes, 4 [152778]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 railroad passes from the Pacific Northwest.1) 1913 Independence & Monmouth Railway company, pass No. 0059 issued Mr. H. W. Conard-railroad ope...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******r for (80.00 + 20.00BP) = 100.00
Railway Express Agency Red Sign [151792]2504 - Railway Express Agency Red Sign [151792]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8" x 8". Diamond. Holes for mounting. Has some aging. One sided. White enamel (rare variety). See photo. Date: Country (if not US...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****8 for (250.00 + 55.00BP) = 305.00
W. Bohannan Padlock Key; c. 1890s-1900s [153120]2505 - W. Bohannan Padlock Key; c. 1890s-1900s [153120]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bronze padlock key manufactured by W. Bohannan in Brooklyn, New York. "J. & P. RY" engraved on the front. Possibly from the Joplin and...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to t***6 for (45.00 + 11.25BP) = 56.25
Mounted Queen Mary Bowls, 2 [154655]2506 - Mounted Queen Mary Bowls, 2 [154655]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 framed and mounted bowls from the Queen Mary with rear attached COA's. Bowls 6.25", frame 15.25x12.25"-1 top damage. Date: Count...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*****r for (35.00 + 8.75BP) = 43.75
Book Club of California, Gold Rush Steamers [153702]2507 - Book Club of California, Gold Rush Steamers [153702]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 folded illustrated cards with facts about the ships. Date: 1958 Country (if not USA): State: California City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to S**********h for (40.00 + 10.00BP) = 50.00