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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Pine Ridge Cattle Company Stock with Killer Red Underprint of a Bull  (123304)3040 - Pine Ridge Cattle Company Stock with Killer Red Underprint of a Bull (123304)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early number 2 for 5,000 shares to Annie L. Boardman. Signed by president, and we assume husband, W. B. Boardman. Also signed by secretary A. L.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Southington Agricultural Society Stock  (123281)3041 - Southington Agricultural Society Stock (123281)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 149 for 1 share to Benjamin Barnes. Singed by president EE Stow and WH Cummings. Vignette of cow and horse. Connecticut seal. Stamp includes a
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Union Agricultural and Stock Association Stock with 25c Large Revenue Stamp  (123259)3042 - Union Agricultural and Stock Association Stock with 25c Large Revenue Stamp (123259)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 49 for 2 shares to Merrian in 1869. Signed by president J Clarke. The company was organized in 1868. Organized August 26, 1868 and ran fairs fo
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Boston Lives Stock Company Stock  (123362)3043 - Boston Lives Stock Company Stock (123362)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early number 6 for 10 shares to JM Shute. Signed by president Henry Woods and treasurer Thomas Emerson. Vignette of a bull with a 'L' w...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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North Moccasin Live Stock Company Stock With great vignettes  (123322)3044 - North Moccasin Live Stock Company Stock With great vignettes (123322)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vignette of a horse and one of a sheep. Number 30 for 1000 shares to Lewis C. Clark on November 13, 1908. Signed by president Lewis Clark and N. Roche
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Lander County Live Stock Company Stocks with Rare Nevada Ranching Certificate  Great Cattle Ranch VI3045 - Lander County Live Stock Company Stocks with Rare Nevada Ranching Certificate Great Cattle Ranch VI
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) #247 for 5,000 shares to AE Kimball trustee on June 29, 1911. Signed by president George Watt. Vignette of the Grass Valley Ranch in L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Nevada Livestock Stock Certificates  (124562)3046 - Nevada Livestock Stock Certificates (124562)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four stock certificates from various Nevada livestock concerns. Included are The Steptoe Live Stock Company (issued, grazing cattle vignette), Carson
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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New Jersey Stock Yard and Market Company Stock  (123329)3047 - New Jersey Stock Yard and Market Company Stock (123329)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 95 for 20 shares. Vignette of an old steam locomotive passing over a pasture scene. On left side three more animal scenes. Very light discolora
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****x for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The Lake Shore and the International Elevating Company  (123433)3048 - The Lake Shore and the International Elevating Company (123433)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two very similar Stocks. Each has a vignette of an industrial plant. If you put the two together and imagine looking at them from different ang
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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New York Butchers Calfskin Association Stock  (123244)3049 - New York Butchers Calfskin Association Stock (123244)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pink and black on white. Nice vignette of a calf. Dateline New York February 18, 1913. Rips and folds on border. # 1527 for 1 shares. Signed by presid
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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California Livestock Company Certificates  (124557)3050 - California Livestock Company Certificates (124557)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Attention cowboys and cowgirls, eleven beautiful cattle related company stock certs. Included in this herd, California Cattle & Land Company ( V...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Eastern Cattle Company Stock Certificates  (124558)3051 - Eastern Cattle Company Stock Certificates (124558)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twelve stock certs issued by various eastern meat packers and processor concerns. Companies represented include a pair of Hunt Brothers Packing Compan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to n******n for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Midwest Livestock Packing Company Stock Certificates  (124561)3052 - Midwest Livestock Packing Company Stock Certificates (124561)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven stock certificates issued by midwestern companies. Certs include Acme Packing Company (Issued), Midland Packing Company of Souis City Iowa (Issu
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Western Livestock Packing Company Certificates (9)  (124560)3053 - Western Livestock Packing Company Certificates (9) (124560)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine western packing company stock certificates. Companies included are Utah Milling and Feed Yards Company ( White faced hereford vignette, issued),
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 2*****s for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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Lake County Canning Company Stock  (123438)3054 - Lake County Canning Company Stock (123438)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 55 for 1,500 shares to W Willcox. Signed by president Crawford and secretary Poage. Datelined February 1, 1916 in Ukiah, Cal. Incorporated in 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Grain and Mill Company Stock Certificates  (119385)3055 - Grain and Mill Company Stock Certificates (119385)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten stock certificates issued by various seen and grain companies. Included are Warren Seed Cleaning Company,(Issued 1/31/1928, No cancel date), Bly D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s********K for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Gale Manufacturing Company Stock  (123423)3056 - Gale Manufacturing Company Stock (123423)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
number 96 for 10 shares to Ray Hewlett. Signed by VP Louis White. Two farm implement vignettes. Black on green safety paper. "One of Albion s
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Wyandotte Agricultural Works Company Stock  (123308)3057 - Wyandotte Agricultural Works Company Stock (123308)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early year. Number 202 for 40 shares to ?. Note on left affirms this was a real deal. Signed by vice president JV Alstyra and Elisha Mix Jr.. Vig
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association Stock  (123277)3058 - Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association Stock (123277)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 3320 for 1 share. Signed by president Charles Greco(?) and secretary GO Kalb. Issued to HS Fox on June 17, 1881. Heavy fold. One hole in the wo
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Montana Grain Growers Stock  (123328)3059 - Montana Grain Growers Stock (123328)
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Number 908 for 500 Class F shares. Issued to WW Klossner and signed by president AJ Walrath president and Thomas J Levi. Black on white with orange bo
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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