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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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsTokens/Medals/Pins "Judaica" Group  (120258)4700 - Tokens/Medals/Pins "Judaica" Group (120258)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 156 various tokens/medals/pins from Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine and the U.S. includes: Israel Numismatic Society of Michigan; Israel Governmen
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU. S. $1 Gold Coin Counters (17)  (122987)4701 - U. S. $1 Gold Coin Counters (17) (122987)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seventeen counters that were issued at a time when a number of U.S. $1 gold coin counterfeits were being circulated in the Eastern States. With
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU. S. Coin & Token Reference Books  (125140)4702 - U. S. Coin & Token Reference Books (125140)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 pieces. WWII allied military currency: Counterfeit US Coins by Taxay. Illustrated Essay of US Coins; US Trade Tokens 1866 to 1889 and 2 other pieces
Current Bid: 30.00
Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU. S. Gold Coin Counter Collection  (122986)4703 - U. S. Gold Coin Counter Collection (122986)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large group (20) of spiel marke counters in the fashion of $2 1/2, $5 and $10 US gold pieces. One is fashioned after the Indian Head $10 piece. Date
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU. S. Group of Tom Thumb Tokens  (122953)4704 - U. S. Group of Tom Thumb Tokens (122953)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Various varieties of Tom Thumb counters with Liberty Head obverses. Fauver die varieties include: GTT-1, Lib. 15 (19); GTT-2, Lib. 45 (6); GTT-2, Lib.
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU.S. Advertising Token Collection (122 pieces)  (122608)4705 - U.S. Advertising Token Collection (122 pieces) (122608)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miscellaneous mix of 122 tokens from a variety of businesses: automotive, advertising, Ducks Unlimited. You'll find something interesting in her...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU.S. Gold Coin "Look Alike" Counters  (122961)4706 - U.S. Gold Coin "Look Alike" Counters (122961)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These nine U.S. gold coin "look alike" counters were issued the year the U.S. Government outlawed the use of spiel marks. One $5 size, sev...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU.S. Gold Coin Counters   (122951)4707 - U.S. Gold Coin Counters (122951)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven gaming counters dated 1868 in the size and manner of U.S. $2 1/2 (2), $3 (1) and $5 (4) pieces. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsU.S. Transportation Token Collection (25)  (122651)4708 - U.S. Transportation Token Collection (25) (122651)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25 U.S. transportation tokens. Houston Electric Company, Great Falls Street Railway (1929), Honolulu, Anchorage City, Minneapolis, Santa Cruz,
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsUnusual Group of Tokens (27 Pieces)  (122952)4709 - Unusual Group of Tokens (27 Pieces) (122952)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 27 pieces: two encased pennies, a Long John Silver doubloon, a Humphrey Bogart medal, Deca-Disc Music and Msictron tokens, a Mah Jong
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsVaried Transportation Token Collection  (120249)4710 - Varied Transportation Token Collection (120249)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 126 tokens, most from a wide array of U.S. states, with some from other countries. Foreign tokens include: Canada, Denmark, Argentina, France
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWestern States Token Collection (21)  (124021)4711 - Western States Token Collection (21) (124021)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 21 tokens and medals from many western states. A wooden box in the shape of Idaho contains a silver medallion celebrating their centennial in 1
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In for Lot Closing NotificationsWooden Nickel Hoard  (124292)4712 - Wooden Nickel Hoard (124292)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two double row boxes, 14 inches long, with approximately 500 unsorted wooden nickels. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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