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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Two Different Leadville Mining Stocks: Carbonate Hill and Paris Consolidated   (113679)3440 - Two Different Leadville Mining Stocks: Carbonate Hill and Paris Consolidated (113679)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Carbonate Hill Consolidated Mining Company. Issued in 1881. Not cancelled. Mining vignette. Folds, stain on left border. 2) The
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v*g for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Colorado Gold Mining & Smelting Co Stock Certificate & Gold Bond (2)  (118596)3441 - Colorado Gold Mining & Smelting Co Stock Certificate & Gold Bond (2) (118596)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pieces. A common stock certificate issued in 1911 and a gold bond from the company issued in 1902. The company acquired the Alma branch of the Bo
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Black Wonder & West End Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (113696)3442 - Black Wonder & West End Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (113696)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"of Sherman, Hinsdale Co., Colorado." Inc in 1895 in CO. No. 447, issued for 25 shares to EW Spalding on Oct. 8, 1895. Signed by president...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*******h for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Farmer's & Trader's Bank of Kimball, Dakota Stock, D.T. 1886  (118582)3443 - Farmer's & Trader's Bank of Kimball, Dakota Stock, D.T. 1886 (118582)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare stock certificate from Dakota Territory. Cert. #60, issued for 5 shares to H.M. Sprague in 1886, and signed by H.E. Gates as president. Smal
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Proustite Mining Company Stock Certificate  (123179)3444 - Proustite Mining Company Stock Certificate (123179)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Location of Works, Idaho Territory" (printed under title). Inc. in Maine. No. 161, issued for 100 shares to JD Brewster in 1887. Signed b...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Three Different 1880s Idaho Mining Stock Certificates  (113763)3445 - Three Different 1880s Idaho Mining Stock Certificates (113763)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) Columbia and Beaver Silver Mining Company. Sawtooth District, Alturas County. Issued in 1887 for 100 shares. Not cancelled. Pin
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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New State Mining Co Stock issued to Lee Mantle, Montana Senator & Partner  (118606)3446 - New State Mining Co Stock issued to Lee Mantle, Montana Senator & Partner (118606)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. # 394, issued in 1890 at Butte, Montana to Mantle and Warren for 100 shares. The company's property was located at Oro Fino mining distric...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Two Pictorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates  (113761)3447 - Two Pictorial Montana Mining Stock Certificates (113761)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Big Hole Placer Mining Company. Logan Mining District, Beaver-head County, Montana. No. 254, issued for 1,225 shares to Sallie
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m*******h for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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First North Extension Esmeralda Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (113680)3448 - First North Extension Esmeralda Mining Co. Stock Certificate (113680)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. March 1861. No. 78, issued for 5 shares to Isaac Kirkpatrick on July 15th, 1861 in San Francisco. Signed by Alex. Gamble, president, and Solon Pa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to B******r for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Comstock Tunnel Company Stock Certificate & Bond  (113676)3449 - Comstock Tunnel Company Stock Certificate & Bond (113676)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different for this company that operated the Sutro Tunnel on the Comstock. 1) $500 bond issued in 1889. Signed by Theodore Sutro as president
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to F****e for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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