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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Blue Mountain Peak Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate  (122856)3420 - Blue Mountain Peak Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate (122856)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Another rare Calaveras County stock certificate. Number 23 for 35 shares to A Dubois. Signed by Dreschfeld and president Alfred Borel(?). Dateline San
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to C*****r for (225.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 274.50
 
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American River Water and Mining Co.  (115795)3421 - American River Water and Mining Co. (115795)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The American River Water and Mining Company was formed in 1854 to build a ditch to divert water from the North Fork of the American River providing wa
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Oro Fino Gold & Silver Mining Company Certificate  (122855)3422 - Oro Fino Gold & Silver Mining Company Certificate (122855)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare and beautiful stock certificate issued the Oro Fino Gold & Silver Mining Company in 1866 to Ben T. Leeley. Signed by president Wm. S. Corwi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
Sold to i*****l for (300.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Metallic Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock, Lake District, near Mammoth Lakes  (12313423 - Metallic Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock, Lake District, near Mammoth Lakes (1231
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 95 for 495 shares to F. M. Adams, trustee. Signed by Ellis Edward secretary and H. Mayer president. Dateline San Francisco, December 29, 1879. Incor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i*****l for (900.00 + 198.00) x 1 = 1,098.00
 
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East Mammoth Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock  (123168)3424 - East Mammoth Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock (123168)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Mammoth or Lake district is in southwestern Mono County about 50 miles south of Bridgeport. The district is on the east flank of the Sierra Nevada
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i*****l for (550.00 + 121.00) x 1 = 671.00
 
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Two New Alamaden Quicksilver Mining Stock Certificates  (113711)3425 - Two New Alamaden Quicksilver Mining Stock Certificates (113711)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) The Quicksilver Mining Company. Stock no. A3818, issued for 5 shares to Jacquelin & DeCappet in Dec. 1917. Signed by the ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******a for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Two Different New Almaden Quicksilver Mines Corp. Stocks  (113712)3426 - Two Different New Almaden Quicksilver Mines Corp. Stocks (113712)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two different. 1) No. 51, issued in 1918 for 100 shares. Blue border and background. Punch cancelled. ABN. 2) No. 74, issued in 1916 for 81 sha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to C*****r for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Eureka Consolidated Drift Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (88422)3427 - Eureka Consolidated Drift Mining Co. Stock Certificate (88422)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock Certificate for the Eureka Consolidated Drift Mining Co., incorporated 1888, issued for 16,230 shares to Nathan Joseph. This is about 3.25% of t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to j*****0 for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Saline Valley Salt Company Stock with Saline Valley vignette  (123278)3428 - Saline Valley Salt Company Stock with Saline Valley vignette (123278)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 1299 for 200 shares to John Hartman. Issued on May 31,1912. Signed by president Smith and secretary Free Smith. Discoloration along left fold.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*****l for (325.00 + 71.50) x 1 = 396.50
 
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California Salt Company Stock  (123355)3429 - California Salt Company Stock (123355)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# P154 for 43 shares to Henry McClure. Signed by president SD Adam. Dated December 1, 1925. Egyptian sphinx/pyramid/camel vignette. Stock advertise th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to r********5 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Ophir & North Butte Mining Stock Certificates  (119345)3430 - Ophir & North Butte Mining Stock Certificates (119345)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of stock certs and a mining engineer's report highlight this lot. Included is a stock cert issued by The North Butte Mining Company, issu...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Leslie-California Salt Company Stocks on original Alvinza Property   (123382)3431 - Leslie-California Salt Company Stocks on original Alvinza Property (123382)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. 1) Green. 1928. Number 65 for 100 shares. Hole punch cancelled. Bull vignette. 2) Dark Brown. Unissued. Bull vignette. Hole punched Schwa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to s********K for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Two 1870s California Mining Stock Certificates  (113657)3432 - Two 1870s California Mining Stock Certificates (113657)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Pemberton Hydraulic Gold Mining Company. Forest Hill District, Placer County. No. 226, issued for 500 shares to PW French in 18
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two Good Aspen Stock Certificates: Mining and Telegraph  (113760)3433 - Two Good Aspen Stock Certificates: Mining and Telegraph (113760)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Aspen & Glenwood Springs Telegraph and Telephone Company. Stock No. 93, issued for 10 shares to company vice president Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to W********y.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Red Elephant Mining Co Stock, Clear Creek Co., CO 1880  (118613)3434 - Red Elephant Mining Co Stock, Clear Creek Co., CO 1880 (118613)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in New York. Downieville Mining District, Clear Creek County, Colorado, near Lawson. Owned the White, White Extension, Boulder Nest, and Free Ame
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to P*****8 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Gold Knob Mining and Town Site Co. Stock  (88406)3435 - Gold Knob Mining and Town Site Co. Stock (88406)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1000 shares of Gold Knob Mining and Town Site Co, #487, Issued, registered and countersigned to Joy Clark on Jan 27, 1900, signed by James F. Burn, p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to P*****8 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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West Spanish Peak Mining Co Stock Certificate  (118614)3436 - West Spanish Peak Mining Co Stock Certificate (118614)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Wisconsin. Number 469 for 500 shares to Miss Mary Morse. Signed by Charles Mayers and H. J. Veerhusen. Purple mountain vignette. Gold seal. De
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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Amie Consolidated Mining Co Stock, Leadville, 1883  (118607)3437 - Amie Consolidated Mining Co Stock, Leadville, 1883 (118607)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #15314, issued in 1883 for 100 shares. The company's mines were at Leadville, Colorado. Vignette of prospectors and a donkey. Allegorical ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Denver City Consolidated Mining Company Stock  (123178)3438 - Denver City Consolidated Mining Company Stock (123178)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 239 for 100 shares to JD Brewster. Signed by Hart as secretary and Dyes Jr as president. Dateline Denver, April 18, 1891. Mill scene in valley vigne
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Two Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates: Denver City and Miner Boy  (113681)3439 - Two Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates: Denver City and Miner Boy (113681)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) The Denver City Consolidated Silver Mining Company. Issued in 1881 for 100 shares. Not cancelled. Attractive design with ornate
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to O**********r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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