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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AT&SF Advertising Posters  (122051)3020 - AT&SF Advertising Posters (122051)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe advertising posters. Pieces measure 24"x 18" and do have some tears on the borders. Artists of these ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to 6******n for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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New York Embossed Railroad Lanterns (2)  (125237)3021 - New York Embossed Railroad Lanterns (2) (125237)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A matched pair of New York railroad lanterns for different parts of the railroad system. Both Dietz Vesta models, New York. NYCS New York Central Sys
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Books of Railroad Magazine & The Railway & Locomative Historical Society  (76901)3022 - Books of Railroad Magazine & The Railway & Locomative Historical Society (76901)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Railroad Magazine, c. July 1947 pp.146; black & white photos & illustrations; 2) The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Bulleti...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Passes for The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RR  (122871)3023 - Passes for The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RR (122871)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Passes for the AT&SF Railway. There are 19 passes with dates ranging from 1930 to 1950. All are in good condition. See photos for more detail an...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Photo Album of a Machinist on the Northern Pacific Railway  (124085)3024 - Photo Album of a Machinist on the Northern Pacific Railway (124085)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Album of 19 photos of life as an apprentice machinist on the Northern Pacific Railway, Livingston Montana, 1933-1938. Photos are black and white, 5 1/
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6*****b for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Rail Road Rail Fan Collection - 4 Items  (125099)3025 - Rail Road Rail Fan Collection - 4 Items (125099)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A gathering of four items for you or your favorite rail fan: A large reproduction of a Union Pacific Platte Valley Route poster promoting the 1869 Gra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Railroad Exonumia (3)  (124042)3026 - Railroad Exonumia (3) (124042)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three medals : San Jose Railroad Company's First Street Line 1897, copper medal made in 2007 by the San Jose Coin Club; 1934 Union Pacif...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Railroad Steroeviews - including a flood  (123230)3027 - Railroad Steroeviews - including a flood (123230)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) A flood that dismantled the Missouri Pacific Roundhouse in Kansas City. 2) The Fayban House with a train parked in Front. White Mountains. New Hamp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to P*****8 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Santa Fe RR - The Chief Way - Framed Original Poster  (125188)3028 - Santa Fe RR - The Chief Way - Framed Original Poster (125188)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original 18 x 24-inch Santa Fe Rail Road poster, The Chief Way, with a Native American chief in full feathered headdress looking at the viewer. The po
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to 6******n for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Southern Pacific Railroad Ephemera Collection  (125138)3029 - Southern Pacific Railroad Ephemera Collection (125138)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A classic collection of Southern Pacific Railroad Ephemera. That would have been purchased and any of the Southern Pacific Railroad Station from the 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to D*****6 for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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McCormick Steamship Passes  (122877)3030 - McCormick Steamship Passes (122877)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 passes for the McCormick Steamship Company dated 1925, 26 and 27. These are in very nice condition for their age. See photos for more detail and con
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Large California Sailing Ship Crew Roster  (124618)3031 - Large California Sailing Ship Crew Roster (124618)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Office of the Shipping Commissioner of San Francisco, State of California, March 4th, 1873... This document is an agreement between the Masters and S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Barkantine Fremont of SF, Crew Roster  (124617)3032 - Barkantine Fremont of SF, Crew Roster (124617)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Office of the Shipping Commissioner of San Francisco, State of California... dated June 16, 1873, for the Barkantine Fremont of San Francisco... this
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Witch of the Waves Clipper Ship Checks and Receipts  (124619)3033 - Witch of the Waves Clipper Ship Checks and Receipts (124619)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Witch of the Waves was a three-masted clipper ship launched in 1851 that sailed as far as Calcutta and Singapore and found home port in Boston a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Young America Clipper Ship Ephemera  (124616)3034 - Young America Clipper Ship Ephemera (124616)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The clipper ship Young America launched in 1853 into a career of high-speed cargo service across the oceans of the world. Known for record-breaking ti
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Five Mexico Based Cattle Company Stock Certificates  (124559)3035 - Five Mexico Based Cattle Company Stock Certificates (124559)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five stock certificates representing cattle companies south of the border. Included in the lot are three Wood-Hogarth Cattle Company (two issued and
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Beaver Valley Ranch & Live Stock Company Certificate with Choice Vignette  (123365)3036 - Beaver Valley Ranch & Live Stock Company Certificate with Choice Vignette (123365)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 247 for 41 shares to Mrs. C. G. Sine. Signed by president George Charpiot(?) and ED Hammond. Awesome VIGNETTE: Shows a Beaver looking over a pasture
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Andean Chinchilla Farms  (123373)3037 - Andean Chinchilla Farms (123373)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 23 for 10 sahres to William Abby. Singewd by president Riggle. Green and yellow border, vignette number square and shares square. Has a very nice lo
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Nippon Poultry Company Stock Numbers 1 and 2 (A Japanese Business in California)  (123245)3038 - Nippon Poultry Company Stock Numbers 1 and 2 (A Japanese Business in California) (123245)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 1 issued to M. Mishiuna for 1 share. Number 2 issued to Y Mitowa (secretary) for 1 share. Number 5 is unissued, making this most probably extre
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o.. for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Colorado Livestock Stock Certificates  (124564)3039 - Colorado Livestock Stock Certificates (124564)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four stock certificates issued by various Colorado livestock businesses. Included are The Colorado-Wyoming Live Stock Company (Issued, one purple reve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*******c for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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