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

Auction Details

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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Airline Ad Poster  (122882)3000 - Airline Ad Poster (122882)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Airline ad from the 1920's for Grey Goose Airways in Chicago, Illinois. Piece measures 36"x 26" and has a small border tear. An inter...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Early Aviation Photo Collection  (124102)3001 - Early Aviation Photo Collection (124102)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nineteen black and white photos, some with written captions on the back. "Air mail field Salt Lake, 1921." Pictures of pilots posi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Space Poster and Reno Air Races Books  (125224)3002 - Space Poster and Reno Air Races Books (125224)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large framed print about 28" square, "we should go to the moon" with facsimile signatures of many of the great 12 astronauts includin...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****p for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
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Willys-Knight Motor Cars Sales Brochure  (124082)3003 - Willys-Knight Motor Cars Sales Brochure (124082)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten page brochure with photos of Willys-Knight Touring Cars. Prices F.O.B. Toledo, Ohio ranged by $1975 for a touring car to $2950 for the Coupe. Sale
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to 9***6 for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR Photos & Ephemera  (122852)3004 - Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR Photos & Ephemera (122852)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incredible collection celebrating the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad "Never Come, Never Go." Included are freight bills, passes, phot...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Lake Tahoe Railroad & Steamer Pass Signed by DL Bliss  (113639)3005 - Lake Tahoe Railroad & Steamer Pass Signed by DL Bliss (113639)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare autograph pass signed by DL Bliss as president. No. 499, issued to MF Van Horn of Penn. Lines for the year 1907. Reverse signed by Van Horn
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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LA Steamship Company Passes  (122873)3006 - LA Steamship Company Passes (122873)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Passes for The Los Angeles Steamship Company. The nine passes range from 1924 to 1933. All are in very good condition. Please see photos for detail a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Union Pacific & Southern Pacific Rail Passes (41)  (122875)3007 - Union Pacific & Southern Pacific Rail Passes (41) (122875)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
41 rail passes dating from 1930 to 1950's. The count is 22 SP the rest UP. All are in very good condition. Nice record of this couple's jour...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Pacific Electric Railway Passes  (122876)3008 - Pacific Electric Railway Passes (122876)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
27 passes 7 tickets for the Pacific Electric Railway. Pieces date from the 1920's to the 1950's. All are in good condition. See photos for d...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Wilmington CA Electric Car Passes  (122872)3009 - Wilmington CA Electric Car Passes (122872)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Passes for The Wilmington Transportation Company in SoCal. There are 10 of these passes dated in the 1930's. Three appear to include Catalina Is...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Feather River Short Line Stock in Presentation Frame  (124614)3010 - Feather River Short Line Stock in Presentation Frame (124614)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Feather River Short Line stock certificate No. 205, issued to James G. Cannell, "Vice President of Said Railroad," on June 21, 1987. No si...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Tokens  (108701)3011 - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Tokens (108701)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a book of twenty (20) unused tickets or tokens for single trips on the NCNGRR for the years 1920 -1921 between Grass Valley and Union Hill (a
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Railroad Passes for the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Company  (108692)3012 - Railroad Passes for the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Company (108692)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of railroad passes for a Miss Rose M. Geronimi personal Secretary to the President of The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Com
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Boston & Maine Railroad Lantern & One Other  (125238)3013 - Boston & Maine Railroad Lantern & One Other (125238)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Boston & Maine embossed clear globe lantern. Made by Dressel Mfg, NY, with additional tag on the side "D & H Co." No cracks. Lot ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Comstock Railroad Ephemera  (113705)3014 - Comstock Railroad Ephemera (113705)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. Three different railroads. 1) Virginia & Truckee Railroad: 1880 billhead to the Savage Mining Company, attached to a Savage voucher; ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********l for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Railroad Ephemera  (122050)3015 - Railroad Ephemera (122050)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A few pieces that would look nice in your model train. There's a 42"x 24" plan drawing of Virginia City, showing RR tunnels as well as...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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V&T Rail Road Ephemera  (122042)3016 - V&T Rail Road Ephemera (122042)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Around 20 varied railroad ephemera mostly having to do with the V&T Railroad. Included are an 11"x 17" print map of the route from Ren...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********i.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Eureka & Palisade RR Shipping Crate Label  (124615)3017 - Eureka & Palisade RR Shipping Crate Label (124615)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the wooden plank end of a crate that was destined for an E. J. Schneider in Eureka, Nevada, via the E&PRR. The Eureka & Palisades Ra...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****r for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Virginia & Truckee Rail Road Pay Bill   (125180)3018 - Virginia & Truckee Rail Road Pay Bill (125180)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Pay Bill for the Virginia and Truckee Rail Road for the month of November 1878. Shows the payments made to each person including the fireman,
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Virginia & Truckee Railroad Paymaster timecard and Miscellaneous Railroad Passes  (108696)3019 - Virginia & Truckee Railroad Paymaster timecard and Miscellaneous Railroad Passes (108696)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of railroad pullman passes along with the paymaster timecard for a Gregory Domsec (sp) for labor 8 1/2 days wages at $3.00 per day signe
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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