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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Lucky Cross Mines of Swastika, Limited, Stock Certificate  (113664)3400 - Lucky Cross Mines of Swastika, Limited, Stock Certificate (113664)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Inc. under the Ontario Companies Act. No. 3069, issued for 500 shares to JH Hoffman on Apr. 4, 1916. Signed by president Geo. Hays and secretary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d********h for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Letter & Stock Cert for Shares in British Columbia Mine  (124597)3401 - Letter & Stock Cert for Shares in British Columbia Mine (124597)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A unique pair of British Columbia documents, including letter from a representative of The Island Mountain Quartz-Mining and Milling Company to San Jo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Britannia Gold Company Stock, Nova Scotia, Canada,  1865  (118585)3402 - Britannia Gold Company Stock, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1865 (118585)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporated in Massachusets in 1865. Cert. #6, issued to Laura C. Robley for 500 shares. Signed by J.W. Rollins as president and W.R. Stockbridge as
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*******h for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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The Lucky Coon Gold Mining Company Ltd. Stock, Ontario, 1899  (118580)3403 - The Lucky Coon Gold Mining Company Ltd. Stock, Ontario, 1899 (118580)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #84, issued for 500 shares in 1899. Incorporated under the Companies Act, Ontario, Canada. A gold horse shoe on the gold corporate seal. The Luc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*******h for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Cusi Mexicana Mining Stock Certificates (10)  (124817)3404 - Cusi Mexicana Mining Stock Certificates (10) (124817)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 Cusi Mexicana Mining Stock Certificates, 1937 to 1947. Surface mining vignette. The Cusi mine located in Chihuahua State in Mexico produced
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to A******S for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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El Taste Silver Mining Co Stock, Sonora, Mexico, 1864  (118590)3405 - El Taste Silver Mining Co Stock, Sonora, Mexico, 1864 (118590)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #391, issued for 5 shares in 1864. El Taste, San Miguel Mines printed at top left. San Xavier District, Sonora printed at top right. Large cut c
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Juneau Mining & Power Company Stock Certificate  (118643)3406 - Juneau Mining & Power Company Stock Certificate (118643)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #5, issued for 3 shares in 1906. Inc. in Delaware. The company was a reorganization of the Mansfield Gold Mining Company of West Virginia with t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j********w.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Alaska Mining Stocks (5)  (118639)3407 - Alaska Mining Stocks (5) (118639)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes Alaska Gold Mines Company, 1921; Alaska Mine Securities Co. 1908; Hubbard-Elliot Copper Company, 1912; Nome Placers, Inc. 1923, and Rowe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Wells Bay Mining Company of Alaska Stock Certificate  (118641)3408 - Wells Bay Mining Company of Alaska Stock Certificate (118641)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #43, issued for 3 shares in 1909. Three great mining vignettes across the top. This is a rare and highly desirable Alaska mining stock. Wells Ba
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to u******i for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Bisbee Belle Copper Company Stock Certificate  (113695)3409 - Bisbee Belle Copper Company Stock Certificate (113695)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unique vignette of a cowgirl looking at a US coin! Incorporated March 1901. # 1019, issued for 200 shares in 1902. Signed by George Cake, president, a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Humboldt Exploration Company Stock, Arizona, 1909  (118598)3410 - Humboldt Exploration Company Stock, Arizona, 1909 (118598)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #B99 issued for 300 shares in 1909. Vignette photo of A. Von Humboldt. This company was in search of fossils, especially in the Kimmswick Limest
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to P*****8 for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Ozark Silver Company Stock Certificate, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1880  (118589)3411 - Ozark Silver Company Stock Certificate, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1880 (118589)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 39, issued for 6,500 shares to John C. Rahning and signed by Pierson as president and treasurer Snow. Not cancelled. Black border and print, mini
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6****A for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Bodie and Hawthorne Telephone & Telegraph Co. Stock Certificate  (113654)3412 - Bodie and Hawthorne Telephone & Telegraph Co. Stock Certificate (113654)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. August 6th, 1892. No. 51, issued on Oct. 17th, 1892 to AP Cameron for 10 shares. Signed by Thos. Leggett as president and RL McCarthy as secretar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********x.. for (95.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 115.90
 
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Bodie Bluff Consolidated Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate  (113644)3413 - Bodie Bluff Consolidated Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (113644)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Location: Bodie Mining District, Mono Co., Cal. (printed bottom center). Inc. July 31st, 1879. No. 169, issued for 100 shares to Bayley on Aug.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*****l for (650.00 + 143.00) x 1 = 793.00
 
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Bodie Mining Stock Certificate Signed by Ned Reddy  (122857)3414 - Bodie Mining Stock Certificate Signed by Ned Reddy (122857)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock certificate issued by The Gold & Silver Mining Company of Bodie, CA. Dated February 7, 1881, the cert is signed by Bodie gunfighter, pri...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r********5 for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Consolidated Pacific Mining Co. Stock, Bodie, Cal. 1879  (118609)3415 - Consolidated Pacific Mining Co. Stock, Bodie, Cal. 1879 (118609)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #2177, issued in 1879 for five shares. The company incorporated in 1875. Bodie Mining District, Mono County, Cal. printed at the bottom. Some pi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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Rare Isabella Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock and Letter (Bodie, California)  (1233416 - Rare Isabella Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock and Letter (Bodie, California) (123
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) # 6 for 4,995 shares to H. Mayers. Dateline San Francisco August 5, 1879. Signed by Ellis Edward as secretary. No president's signature. Loca...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i*****l for (350.00 + 77.00) x 1 = 427.00
 
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Tiger Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate, Bodie, California  (123145)3417 - Tiger Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate, Bodie, California (123145)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sought after Bodie stock certificate. Location: Bodie, Mono Co., Cal. (printed at bottom center). Incorporated January 22, 1879. No. 300, issued for 2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6****A for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Union Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (113643)3418 - Union Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (113643)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location of Property: Bodie Mining District, Bodie, Mono County, California (printed under title). No. 147, issued for 100 shares to HA Dickenson on A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********x.. for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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South Standard Mining Company Stock Certificate  (113642)3419 - South Standard Mining Company Stock Certificate (113642)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location: Bodie Mining District. Inc. Sept. 13, 1877. Uncancelled. No. 1796 issued to HB Parsons, Trustee, for 100 shares in April 1880. Signed by Wal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*****l for (400.00 + 88.00) x 1 = 488.00
 
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