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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New York Newspapers Covering the Civil War   (125076)3640 - New York Newspapers Covering the Civil War (125076)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sixteen copies total from the New York Times Nov. 20, 1961 with map repaired, Jan. 3, 1962 with map, Feb, 22, 1862 with map of a fort, Feb. 25, 1862,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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New York Times cover stories of the Civil War  (108714)3641 - New York Times cover stories of the Civil War (108714)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of seven cover stores from the New York Times in 1862 giving coverage of the Civil War. All are mounted in professional holders. April 2
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Estimates : 260.00 - 400.00
Sold to V********e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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New York Times cover stories of the Civil War 1863  (108717)3642 - New York Times cover stories of the Civil War 1863 (108717)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a set of five (5) hard bound professionally mounted binders for the New York Times in 1863. There is the cover stories from Jan 31 the war in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****s for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Lot Withdrawn3643 - Lot Withdrawn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of five (5) cover stories from the Civil War late 1864. Several headlines are depicted in maps. The May 8 issue "combined movemen...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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New York Times cover stories of the Civil War late 1862  (125085)3644 - New York Times cover stories of the Civil War late 1862 (125085)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of six (6) cover stories from the New York Times for Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. of 1862. The taking of Harper's Ferry by ...
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Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to R*****s for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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New York Times cover stories of the Civil War March 1862  (125083)3645 - New York Times cover stories of the Civil War March 1862 (125083)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of fourteen (14) issues of the New York Times covering the Civil War during the month of March 1862. All with maps. You can read
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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New York Times coverage of the Civil War January and February of 1862  (125084)3646 - New York Times coverage of the Civil War January and February of 1862 (125084)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot nine (9) issues of the New York Times covering the advancement of the Civil War during the months of January and February 1862. The Nati
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Estimates : 320.00 - 600.00
Sold to V********e for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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New York Times coverage of the Civil War June of 1862  (125078)3647 - New York Times coverage of the Civil War June of 1862 (125078)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is five (5) issues of the New York Times during June of 1862. Follow the advancement of Union troops for Richmond and the Seven Days Battles. It
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****s for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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New York Times: The Great Rebellion, maps, troop movements   (122129)3648 - New York Times: The Great Rebellion, maps, troop movements (122129)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Hardbound w/gold lettering New York Times Civil War Front Page. Nov. 19, 20, 23 and 27 1861. Articles include Map of troops Virginia, h
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to V********e for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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New York Tribune  issues covering the Civil War  July-December 1862  (125079)3649 - New York Tribune issues covering the Civil War July-December 1862 (125079)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of 35 issues of the New York Tribune that covers July to December of 1862 of the Civil War. Antietam is covered giving President
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*********t for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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NY 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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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to V********e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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NY 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)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. NY Times paper's hardcovers with gold lettering and plastic overlay s. Articles : Rebels believed 10,000 strong w/map of Fort P
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to R*****s for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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NY Times Civil War. Dec 10-18 1861  (122135)3652 - NY Times Civil War. Dec 10-18 1861 (122135)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. All are hardbound w/gold lettering. 1. Dec 10. The Approaches to the Savannah s w/ maps of Georgia/South Carolina and Charlesto
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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NY Times Civil War: The Pulpit and the Rebellion  (122130)3653 - NY Times Civil War: The Pulpit and the Rebellion (122130)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to V********e for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The 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)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two 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)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1861. The Fifteen Inch Iron Gun with a photo of Rodman s Mammoth Cannon. This can take a shell of 300 pounds of weight using 17 pounds of pow
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to j*******h for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Early Historical Aircraft Photos  (122144)3656 - Early Historical Aircraft Photos (122144)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Three pages of mounted articles and photos of early aircraft. Two of the photos are RPC s of aircraft similar to the Wright Bro[x=
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to y******e for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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World War I Stereo-view Collection  (123208)3657 - World War I Stereo-view Collection (123208)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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World War One Bronze Medals  (124076)3658 - World War One Bronze Medals (124076)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Adolph Hitler Medals  (124233)3659 - Adolph Hitler Medals (124233)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to n******n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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