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 Comstock Mining Stocks: Goodman and Yellow Jacket  (113655)3450 - Two Different Comstock Mining Stocks: Goodman and Yellow Jacket (113655)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Goodman Gold & Silver Mining Company. Devil's Gate Mining District (near Silver City). No. 178, issued in 1874 to DG ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6****A for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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State Line Gold Mining Company Stocks, Full Set of four #1- #4  (118610)3451 - State Line Gold Mining Company Stocks, Full Set of four #1- #4 (118610)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collectible set of all four State Line Gold Mining Stocks. Includes State Line GMC No. 1, State Line GMC #2, State Line GMC #3, and State Line GM
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Three Different State Line Gold Mining Company Stock Certificates  (113693)3452 - Three Different State Line Gold Mining Company Stock Certificates (113693)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. Gold Mountain District, Esmeralda County. 1) State Line Gold Mining Company No. 3. Issued for 50 shares to LR Taylor in 1881. Sign
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****0 for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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Goldfield Mining Stock Certificates (8)  (88430)3453 - Goldfield Mining Stock Certificates (8) (88430)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight mining stock certificates including The Goldfield Bulldog Mining Corp, issued 100 shares to Fred Trotter, 100 shares issued by Goldfield Great B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*******h for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Nonpareil Bullfrog Gold Mining Company Prospectus / Advertisement  (123173)3454 - Nonpareil Bullfrog Gold Mining Company Prospectus / Advertisement (123173)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an advertisement from the Mims-Sutro Company that passes as a prospectus. Four pages. 8.5 x 6". No photos or charts. Has rips and tears...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Round Mountain Antelope Mining Stock  (88431)3455 - Round Mountain Antelope Mining Stock (88431)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
100 shares in Round Mountain Mining Company, nice vignettes, gold seal, next is 1,200 shares in Round Mountain Antelope Mining Company, green seal, th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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Tem Piute Mining & Milling Co Stock Certificate, Nevada, 1907  (118592)3456 - Tem Piute Mining & Milling Co Stock Certificate, Nevada, 1907 (118592)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock certificate No. 45, issued for 2,000 preferred shares to Robert G. White in 1907. Signed by Robert F. Whitmer, president, and Robert M. Catts, t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******a for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mines on North Side of Rhyolite Stock Certs (4)  (88414)3457 - Mines on North Side of Rhyolite Stock Certs (4) (88414)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four stock certificates of mines on north side of Rhyolite township: 1) 100 shares of Tramp Consolidated Mining Co #D628 issued, countersigned and re
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (85.00 + 18.70) x 1 = 103.70
 
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Nevada Milling & Mining Co stock  (88400)3458 - Nevada Milling & Mining Co stock (88400)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mining stock from Lincoln Hill Milling and Mining Co and Rochester Hills Mining Co. in Rochester, NV: 1) 1,000 shares Lincoln Hill Milling and Mining
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to F****e for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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Rare, Early Gould & Curry Stock Certificate  (123162)3459 - Rare, Early Gould & Curry Stock Certificate (123162)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is one of the rare early Gould & Curry stocks, one of possibly only a dozen known. It was one of the key producers on the Comstock. Datelin...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to F****e for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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