Spooktacular Auction: Americana, Mining, Numismatics, & More (October 2020)

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Welcome to our Halloween Sale!

We continue to get in marvelous collections of Americana from all over the country. Keep them coming!!!

As many of you have seen, we have found new ways to increase visibility on the internet, which has risen our number o0f competitive bidders by over 30% lately. Our stockpile of registered bidders is one of the largest in America, and we are all thankful to you all for participating in our exciting auctions.

This sale features some amazing one of a kind rarities, and also brings to market several long awaited collections.

Perhaps the top item in the sale is the Pierce Powell copy of the all-time #1 “psychedelic” rock n roll poster, the Charlatans at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City. Long on display in his personal home, Powell’s personal copy of this historic event is now offered. We were unable to verify if this is the only copy, or one of two known. Regardless, if you are a rock n roll collector, it is the all-time #1 poster.

The auction features the collections of Ken Prag, Salvatore Falcone and John Reynolds.

Folks have been asking for a couple years now when we were going to get to the Ken Prag Industrial, Banking and Commercial collections to market. The answer is “NOW.” Perhaps the brewing collection is some of the best in the current sale, which is spread out over the next two sales. As we sort through the massive collection, I’ve seen the turnpike material (early 1800s), banking, foods, industrials, oils, and so much more, including some fabulous autographed material. It will take at least a year to sell this portion of the collection. And there’s more… we are now starting to organize and sell his massive postcard and stereo view collections. Previously we sold Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado collections. Now its time for California and rarities from other areas of post card collecting. You’ll see some of the best and most beautiful post cards ever printed in this and coming sales, particularly the European art cards, “poster” cards of the PPIE which are unarguably some of the most beautiful cards ever printed, and more.

The Salvatore Falcone Collection of Californiana is a true treasure. Historical photographs of all sorts are a big focus, and include some great rarities, including some key out-of-state pieces, such as Alaska. Medals, and ephemera round out more than 100 lots of key collectibles.

John Reynolds’ collections included more rarities from his Central California collection, as well as his military token collection.

We continue with massive holdings from the Benjamin Fauver collections of counters and tokens. This large group centers on foreign counters and early foreign tokens, some dating back to the 1500s.

Don’t miss the marble collection, large numismatic offerings, historical Hawaii material, rare mining and other maps, gold specimens, Civil war material, stamp collections, western art and so much more.

And remember- we are always after new and major collections to bring to market. We are your source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other company in the past decade alone. We plan on having our entire sales database online soon at no cost – nearly 200,000 lots of Americana sold since 2014. Give us a call today! We have agents all over America, and travel to see most collections.

Auction Schedule

Day 1 (Thur, Oct 29) Lots 1000-1679
Art (1000-1125)
Native Americana (1126-1196)
Textiles (1197-1233)
Foreign Collectibles (1234-1267)
General Collectibles (1268-1307)
Collector Spoons (1308-1315)
Jewelry (1316-1351)
Scales (1352-1353)
Advertising/Signs (1354-1369)
Furnishings & 3D Items (1370-1424)
Music (1425-1429)
Theatre (1430-1456)
Sports (1457-1468)
Tobacciana (1469-1472)
Saloon (1473-1478)
Cowboy (1479-1484)
Comic Books (1485-1491)
Books & Magazines (1492-1520)
Antiquarian Books (1521-1539)
Bottles (1540-1627)
Marbles (1603-1668)
Gaming (1669-1679)

Day 2 (Fri, Oct 30) Lots 2000-2762
Firefighting Memorabilia (2000-2078)
Fraternal Organizations (2079-2080)
Badges (2082-2174) (Also see badges on day 5!)
Numismatics (2175-2295)
Bullion (2175)
Ingots (2176-2178)
Coins (2179-2225)
Currency (2227-2240)
Dies & Hobbs (2241-2249)
Ephemera & Exonumia (2250-2259)
Medals (2260-2281)
So-Called Dollars (2282-2295)
Tokens (2296-2762)

Day 3 (Sat, Oct 31) Lots 3000-3685
Transportation (3000-3034)
Stocks & Bonds (3035-3498)
Minerals (3489-3495)
Mining (3496-3557)
Tools (3558-3566)
Firearms (3567-3584)
Political (3585-3603)
World's Fairs (3604-3619)
Military (3620-3685)

Day 4 (Sun, Nov 1) Lots 4000-4712
General Americana Geo. Sorted AZ-WY (4000-4103)
Maps (4104-4124)
Photographs (4125-4209)
Philatelic(4210-4433)
Wells Fargo (4363-4382)
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part I (4383-4712)

Day 5 (Mon, Nov 2) Lots 5000-5798
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part II
Art (5000-5093)
Native Americana (5094-5113)
Firearms/Weaponry (5114-5116)
Badges (5117-5124)
Foreign Collectibles (5125-5139)
Textiles (5140-5145)
Furnishings & 3D Items (5146-5162)
General Americana Ephemera & Collectibles (5163-5249)
Hollywood/Theatre (5450-5260)
Music (5261-5272)
Cowboy/Saloon/Tobacco (5272-5281)
Bottles (5288-5304)
Gaming (5305-5312)
Jewelry (5313-5322)
General Americana Geographically Sorted (5323-5416)
Political (5417-5420)
Postcards (5421-5428)
Wells Fargo (5429-5433)
World's Fairs (5434-5437)
Sports (5438-5470)
Military (5471-5494)
Mining (5495-5556)
Stocks & Bonds (5558-5796)
Transportation (5770-5798)

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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsRare Pictorial Gaming Counters  (122990)2750 - Rare Pictorial Gaming Counters (122990)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) Millers / Freeze Out / (pictorial royal flush) / Pool & Whist Parlors // Good For / 5c / In Trade; Wm, rd., 22 mm. 2) British Col...
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsRed Goose Money and Advertising Tokens  (122625)2751 - Red Goose Money and Advertising Tokens (122625)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19 pieces including: seven Red Goose Shoe money; five Union Pacific medals; also Ringling Bros., Palmolive, a Rambler Dollar and Aston Gas Rang
Current Bid: 25.00
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsSilver Santa Clara University Prize Medal  (124016)2752 - Silver Santa Clara University Prize Medal (124016)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Bonis Artibus Religioni / Praemium; Rev.: Collegium S. Clarae / Soc Iesv Im Cal. 42 mm, with mount at top. From Santa Clara College which is no
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsSt George reverse Tokens  (122071)2753 - St George reverse Tokens (122071)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. Four Edward VII fading right bust obv/St. George slaying the dragon reverse. Designed by RUTA. One Adolfo Parra facing left obv/St. Ge
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsSt. George to Hanover  (122063)2754 - St. George to Hanover (122063)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Brass, round. Obv: Bust of Victoria. Rev: St. George on horse and Dragon. VR50, VR100, VR 116, VR330. One dated 1861. Two dated 1849 o
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsTheater Token Group 1 - 6 pcs  (126181)2755 - Theater Token Group 1 - 6 pcs (126181)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
LONGS THEATRE / GOOD / THURS.-FRI. / OR / ADVERTISED DATE / LIMITED TIME // THEATRE MONEY / ONE 10 COIN / 10 / ACCEPTED ON
Current Bid: 37.50
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsTheater Tokens Group 2 - 7 pcs  (126182)2756 - Theater Tokens Group 2 - 7 pcs (126182)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oregon Shakespearean Festival 25th Anniversary Medal. 1965, Bronze, 41mm. Unc; COOK THEATRE / COOK, / NEBR. // GOOD FOR / 2 / IN / ADMISSION. Brass, 2
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU. S. Store Card Counter Collection (6)  (122975)2757 - U. S. Store Card Counter Collection (6) (122975)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Odd lot of six store card counters: Geo. Doll & Co., Philadelphia; Theodore Bollenhagen & Co.(2), New York; A. B. Galloway, Seattle; Chess ...
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU.S. Olympic Team Commemorative Medals  (124031)2758 - U.S. Olympic Team Commemorative Medals (124031)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of three solid sterling silver first edition proof set medals minted for the U.S. Olympic Committee XX Olympiad by The Franklin Mint. 1) Pan-Ameri
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsUnusual Tank Token  (122964)2759 - Unusual Tank Token (122964)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: seated liberty with wreath; Rev.: tank pictorial. Possibly World War I? Br. rd., 17 mm. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Proven
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsUSGS Token  (122948)2760 - USGS Token (122948)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare United States Geological Service bench mark token. Br. rd., 23 mm, center hole. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Current Bid: 25.00
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVictoria to Hanover  Group (Lot of 114)  (121961)2761 - Victoria to Hanover Group (Lot of 114) (121961)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 114. 1800s. George III (snuck in there), Queen Victoria. Various conditions. All in coin holders. Date: 1800s Countr
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWisdom and Pleasure Whist Counters (7)  (122119)2762 - Wisdom and Pleasure Whist Counters (7) (122119)
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Lot of 7. Brass, round. Obv.: snake entwined in rose Wisdom and Pleasure. Rev. Prince Albert facing right, playing cards Dat
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