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 NotificationsNY Times !861 Civil War Oct 1-31  (122134)3650 - NY Times !861 Civil War Oct 1-31 (122134)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1. Oct 1. The Great Rebellion. The seat of the War in Kentucky w/ map. Update from Washington. The Rebellion in Missouri. 2. Oct. 5
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsNY Times Civil War June, July Sept 1861, The Great Rebellion Continues  (122132)3651 - NY Times Civil War June, July Sept 1861, The Great Rebellion Continues (122132)
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Lot of 3. NY Times paper's hardcovers with gold lettering and plastic overlays. Articles : Rebels believed 10,000 strong w/map of Fort P
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsNY Times Civil War. Dec 10-18 1861  (122135)3652 - NY Times Civil War. Dec 10-18 1861 (122135)
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Lot of 5. All are hardbound w/gold lettering. 1. Dec 10. The Approaches to the Savannahs w/ maps of Georgia/South Carolina and Charlesto
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsNY Times Civil War: The Pulpit and the Rebellion  (122130)3653 - NY Times Civil War: The Pulpit and the Rebellion (122130)
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Lot of. . New York Times Nov. 29 &30, and Dec. 4 & 7. 1861. Civil War correspondence. Hardbound folders w.gold lettering. Articles ...
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsThe Great Naval and Military Expeditions, Battle of Port Royal Civil Wat  (122128)3654 - The Great Naval and Military Expeditions, Battle of Port Royal Civil Wat (122128)
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Lot of 4. New York Herald and New Times 1. Framed and well preserved is The New York Herald Nov. 6, 1862 article titled The Great Naval a
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsTwo Scientific Americans with Articles on the Weapons of War in the Civil War  (123098)3655 - Two Scientific Americans with Articles on the Weapons of War in the Civil War (123098)
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1861. The Fifteen Inch Iron Gun with a photo of Rodmans Mammoth Cannon. This can take a shell of 300 pounds of weight using 17 pounds of pow
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsEarly Historical Aircraft Photos  (122144)3656 - Early Historical Aircraft Photos (122144)
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Lot of 9. Three pages of mounted articles and photos of early aircraft. Two of the photos are RPCs of aircraft similar to the Wright Bro[x=
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWorld War I Stereo-view Collection  (123208)3657 - World War I Stereo-view Collection (123208)
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World War I era. Lot of 14. The first thirteen have long descriptions on reverse. Twelve are by Keystone and one by HC White. Includes French battlesh
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWorld War One Bronze Medals  (124076)3658 - World War One Bronze Medals (124076)
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Lot of three: 1) Clay County Kansas / red,white and blue ribbon / 1917-18 / United States Forces. Rev.: Presented by Clay County Kansas to her gallan
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsAdolph Hitler Medals  (124233)3659 - Adolph Hitler Medals (124233)
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Lot of two: one white metal, 31 mm; the other bronze, 37 mm. Date: Country (if not USA): Germany State: City: Provenance:
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII Japanese Flight Suit  (122862)3660 - WWII Japanese Flight Suit (122862)
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One-piece winter issue flying suit in heavy brown wool gabardine. It has a zip fastener from the crotch to the neck and a concealed buttoned fly. Bo
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsBooklets  on Axis Aircraft WWII  (122143)3661 - Booklets on Axis Aircraft WWII (122143)
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Lot of 3. Published in 1965 by Aero Publishers, in cooperation with Ed Maloney Curator of Air Museum. In excellent condition. 1. Heineken HE162. 2.
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsCollection of  U. S. Coast Guard Ribbons, Medals, Collar Insignia  (122141)3662 - Collection of U. S. Coast Guard Ribbons, Medals, Collar Insignia (122141)
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Lot of 90 plus, These are possibly WWII or current deployments. 15 medals US Coast Guard, 35 plus collar rank insignia ( Capt. Commander, Auxiliar
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWorld War II Photo Albums  (125137)3663 - World War II Photo Albums (125137)
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2 large photo albums and 4 US Army photo sets plus ephemera of World War II. Photos include training camps, action scenes. One of the albums is entire
Current Bid: 100.00
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWI & WWII  Graduation Panorama’s (4)  (122139)3664 - WWI & WWII Graduation Panorama’s (4) (122139)
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Lot of 4. 1. US Navy CO. 42-251, May 1942. 31 x 8. 2. Two 372nd Aero Squadron marked left USA March 1918 returned May 1918 39
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWI and WWII Books of War Photos, Articles & Magazines (5)  (122145)3665 - WWI and WWII Books of War Photos, Articles & Magazines (5) (122145)
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Lot of 5. 1. 1945 Yank Weekly w/drawings of the after war in Europe, photos, and back in the US and even Sad Sack, Dusty Anderson Pin Up Girl. 2
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII  Bureau of Ships Pocket Watch  (122664)3666 - WWII Bureau of Ships Pocket Watch (122664)
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Hamilton pocket watch in white metal case. Enscribed: Bureau of Ships / U.S. Navy / Comparing Watch / N 11408 - 1943. Twelve inch chain. Date: Coun
Current Bid: 120.00
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII  ERA Unit Shoulder Insignia Lot of 25  (122138)3667 - WWII ERA Unit Shoulder Insignia Lot of 25 (122138)
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Lot of 25. Three pages of mounted shoulder titles from England, Gt Britain, Bahamas, Canada, Belgium Netherlands Marines, Norway all appear in near
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII Blood Chits (3)  Rare!  (119337)3668 - WWII Blood Chits (3) Rare! (119337)
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Three WWII "Blood Chits," measuring 11"x 8", 9"x 11" and 8"x 10", these"chits" were sewn on the f...
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII Collection Lot of 30+ Items  (122142)3669 - WWII Collection Lot of 30+ Items (122142)
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Lot of 30 plus items. Two published books: They Made Me a Leatherneck and the Officers Guide. Numerous
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII Correspondence Between Families Lot of 72  (122140)3670 - WWII Correspondence Between Families Lot of 72 (122140)
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Lot of 72. Correspondence 48 letters Between Sgt Gray and Anita Makinston 1942. 20 loose photos of training camps, soldiers, sailors, families. ,
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII Official War Pictures (20)  (124099)3671 - WWII Official War Pictures (20) (124099)
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Lot of twenty black and white photos from the South Pacific during World War II. Taken at Butaritari and Makin Atoll. Assault landing, wounded, nativ
Current Bid: 25.00
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII Poster, We've Just Begun to Fight  (124601)3672 - WWII Poster, We've Just Begun to Fight (124601)
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WWII Poster with an infantry soldier printed in greyscale with red words above his head, "We have just begun to fight!" and a list of war ...
Current Bid: 50.00
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWWII-Era Armored News Tabloid Magazine (36 + issues)  (108685)3673 - WWII-Era Armored News Tabloid Magazine (36 + issues) (108685)
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More than three dozen issues of WWII-era Armored News tabloid (11x17-inch) from the years 1943 and 1944. Typically 24 pages each issue. From the Pierc
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsSpanish American War Photo Album  (124594)3674 - Spanish American War Photo Album (124594)
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A fascinating photo album showing life in Florida and Cuba for military personnel and civilians during the Spanish American War. The pictures are moun
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsOver 124 Stereoviews of the Spanish American War and the Philippines Conflict  (123197)3675 - Over 124 Stereoviews of the Spanish American War and the Philippines Conflict (123197)
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The SpanishAmerican War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the interna
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU.S. Navy Ship & Ship Life Photos  (119336)3676 - U.S. Navy Ship & Ship Life Photos (119336)
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A group of 22 black & White photos taken from 1930 to 1983, showing life aboard ship in The United States Navy. Most photos are 8'x 10"...
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsAutographed Mare Island History Book  (119362)3677 - Autographed Mare Island History Book (119362)
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An autographed copy of "Sidewheelers to Nuclear Power" a history of Mare Island. Book and small accompanying pamphlet have several very co...
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsChallenge Coins and Display Case  (125193)3678 - Challenge Coins and Display Case (125193)
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Solid oak display case containing approx 38 challenge coins, one high-relief, brass buckle from Leupold, and 5 small lapel pins, some enamelled, some
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsEleven Letters with Content, 1860's Photograph - MOST OF THE MATERIAL IS MILITARY!  (123222)3679 - Eleven Letters with Content, 1860's Photograph - MOST OF THE MATERIAL IS MILITARY! (123222)
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Three letters for the Civil War. 1) Great letter which talks about the Battle of Savannah. Letter is written fro Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. 2) 1861
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsFamous U. S. Military Officers Memorabilia  (125840)3680 - Famous U. S. Military Officers Memorabilia (125840)
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Three signed, annotated photographs and a Pakistani plaque: BW photo of The Presidential Citation from Jack Kennedy to Barnett Hughes, Sept 1945, at T
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsJane's Fighting Ships, Various Years, 8 Volumes  (108746)3681 - Jane's Fighting Ships, Various Years, 8 Volumes (108746)
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Jane's Fighting Ships, the classic reference for military equipment. This lot includes 1898 (a modern reprint of the first edition of this serie...
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsMilitary Memorabilia, large set  (125207)3682 - Military Memorabilia, large set (125207)
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Large collection of military and airplane related memorabilia. Includes the Crescent Color Guide to Military Aircraft by Michael Taylor; pistol, rifle
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsProSet Desert Storm Trading Cards [~800]  (108747)3683 - ProSet Desert Storm Trading Cards [~800] (108747)
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Approximately 800 full-color trading cards featuring the equipment, countries, and national figures involved in Desert Storm. About half of the set is
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsTrench Art, WWI  (125136)3684 - Trench Art, WWI (125136)
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2 large shell casings, beautifully handcrafting into floral pattern trench art. The first is a 14" long 3.5" diameter 75mm brass shell cas...
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVeterans Medals (2)  (124070)3685 - Veterans Medals (2) (124070)
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Lot of two: 1976 American Veterans Bicentennial Medal; Veterans Of Foreign Wars pinback. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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