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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Three Different Utah Mining Stock Certificates  (113686)3480 - Three Different Utah Mining Stock Certificates (113686)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) The Atlanta Mining Company. West Tintic Mining District. Issued in 1870 for 100 shares. Not cancelled. Great vignette of Atlas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to r***6 for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Three Different Utah Mining Stock Certificates  (113685)3481 - Three Different Utah Mining Stock Certificates (113685)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) The New Bedford Silver Mining Company of Utah. Issued in SLT in 1881 for 150 shares. Signed by vp Barnes and secretary Barnes.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Three Different Utah Mining Stock Certificates  (113684)3482 - Three Different Utah Mining Stock Certificates (113684)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) Uintah Mining Company. Issued for 100 shares in 1880. Not cancelled. Mining vignette. Folds. 2) Stormont Mining Company of Utah
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to O**********r for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Utah Mining Stock Certificate Group   (113683)3483 - Utah Mining Stock Certificate Group (113683)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different: three issued, two unissued. 1)Niagara Mining and Smelting Company. 1892. Punch cancelled. Mining vignette. 2) Sampson Mining Compa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Stony Man Mining Company Stock, Virginia, 1859  (118586)3484 - Stony Man Mining Company Stock, Virginia, 1859 (118586)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare and very early. Number 113, issued for 20 shares to Martha Barker on May 17th, 1859. Signed by secretary WIlliam Danforth and president Josiah Ba
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8***1 for (300.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Kimball Creek Mining Company Stock, King's County, Washington, 1902  (118584)3485 - Kimball Creek Mining Company Stock, King's County, Washington, 1902 (118584)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #590, issued in 1902 for 2222 shares. The company operated the Black Bear, Charles, Cooper, Delamar and Skookum Lodes in the Money Creek distric
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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Rosebud Mining Certificate/Golden Triangle Stock Certificate  (88434)3486 - Rosebud Mining Certificate/Golden Triangle Stock Certificate (88434)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1000 shares certificate issued by The Rosebud Consolidated Mines Company, incorporated February 1907. Cert issued to R.J. Gevillim and signed by Josep
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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Stocks, Stamps, Leather, and Horses  (124613)3487 - Stocks, Stamps, Leather, and Horses (124613)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eclectic lot includes very rare Cori Gold Mines Company stock certificate No. 750, incorporated in Delaware, signed by Treasurer Tom Atwater, Jr, Pres
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to P*****8 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two Joseph Seagram Stock Certificates  (119381)3488 - Two Joseph Seagram Stock Certificates (119381)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two rare Joseph Seagram & Sons Inc. stock certificates. One is unissued and in excellent condition. The second one was issued 4/16/1987 for $100...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to w******o for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Hematite or Iron-Bearing Crystalline Slag  (108740)3489 - Hematite or Iron-Bearing Crystalline Slag (108740)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hey, big, dark and mysterious... Here is a nearly 17-pound piece of natural hematite or iron-bearing slag with striking black tabular radiating crysta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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Crystalline Gold - Spectacular South Comstock Specimen!  (117930)3490 - Crystalline Gold - Spectacular South Comstock Specimen! (117930)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The best crystalized specimen to come out of the Monarch Mine about 1989-90. About 1 cubed, weighing 12.8 grams. The Monarch is part of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to A*****4 for (1,500.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 1,830.00
 
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Bodie Gold Specimens from Goodshaw Vein  (121668)3491 - Bodie Gold Specimens from Goodshaw Vein (121668)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Goodshaw was one of many high grade gold in quartz veins at Bodie. Located in 1860, the district didn't really take off until the 1870's...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to h********h for (550.00 + 121.00) x 1 = 671.00
 
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Goodshaw Mine Gold Specimens  (121667)3492 - Goodshaw Mine Gold Specimens (121667)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two matched pairs of cut vein material from The Goodshaw showing good native gold. The raw ore specimens were cut in half, showing the native gold in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to h********h for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Gold Ore Specimen from Georgia - Very Nice!  (123152)3493 - Gold Ore Specimen from Georgia - Very Nice! (123152)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Specimen is 2 x .5 x 1". Estimated nearly 1 ounce of gold. Gold shows across all four sides. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Georgia...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Visible Gold Specimen from North Bonanza Mine  (123117)3494 - Visible Gold Specimen from North Bonanza Mine (123117)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A great gold specimen worthy that will excite any who look at it. The North Bonanza was in the Flowery District down Six Mile Canyon. Specimen weighs
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Pasqua Deposit-(early stage exploration)  (61136)3495 - Pasqua Deposit-(early stage exploration) (61136)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nevada Project - Pasqua Au-Ag-Cu deposit-Silicified fine-grained tuff- 4,900m level near hole collar RDH-23. 4x2x2". (top of ridge at 5166m). F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a*****s for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Sonora Yosemite Mining History  (124303)3496 - Sonora Yosemite Mining History (124303)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A binder with a true history of the Nyman Colsolidates mines by F.C. Bastian in 1924. Also 24 photographs, 8 x 10, with captions on the reverse of min
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Original 1860's Bullion Punch and Hand Stamp  (123150)3497 - Original 1860's Bullion Punch and Hand Stamp (123150)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These were dug by Fred Holabird some years ago. The bullion punch reads Boalt & (?) / assayers / Austin, Nev. John H. Boalt learned assaying at...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******B for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Miner's Crude Hand Made Candlestick Holder.   (123151)3498 - Miner's Crude Hand Made Candlestick Holder. (123151)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a very poor, yet quite unique, candlestick holder. Found at Columbus, Nevada by Fred Holabird. You may never see anything like this again! Len
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to T**********t for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Ornate Gold Strongbox, 19th Century, Vanderman Mfg.  (125330)3499 - Ornate Gold Strongbox, 19th Century, Vanderman Mfg. (125330)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ornate and classic gold strongbox with brass Champion 6 Lever lock as original to all the Vanderman boxes. 19.5" deep, 15" tall, 27"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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