Spring Americana Auction -- May 2019

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2019 Sale!

This sale spans 5 days with 4,000 lots in nearly 20 collecting categories.

HIGHLIGHTS

*KEN PRAG STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION: This sale continues our sale of the Ken Prag American Stock Certificate Collection that we started offering back in 2014. This sale includes more great Western mining and railroad rarities including Alaska, Colorado, Nevada Territory, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Montana; early automobile and aviation; and non-mining or railroad pieces (such as hotels, banks, clubs, etc).

*COLORADO TERRITORY COLLECTION: We have received what we believe to be the finest Colorado Territory stock certificate collection in existence. Over 40 pieces are from the 1860s period! This private collection nicely compliments the Ken Prag Collection and also contains fabulous Colorado railroad rarities. For many of these pieces, we could find no record of them ever being offered at auction!

*ANTIQUE MARBLES: Nearly 200 lots with single rarities and larger groups of turn-of-the-century or before marbles, including figural sulphides, hand-painted clay marbles, colorful swirls, and more!

*NUMISMATICS: US & foreign gold coins & ephemera including a fabulous 19th-century silver coin belt plus two gigantic bullion scales from the Philadelphia Mint.

*TOKENS: Continuing the fabulous offering in our March token auction, this section features US & foreign brothel tokens.

*SPORTS: Three different baseball collections including rare autographs, cards, and other sports ephemera.

*POSTCARDS: Tens of thousands of postcards are featured in this auction from two key collections: the Native American Postcard Collection and the Salvatore Falcone Postcard Collection. Many real photo rarities plus larger groups, c.1906-1960s.

*GENERAL AMERICANA: Rare books, firefighting ephemera, World Fair & expositions, a Hawaii Collection (Ken Prag), rare Nevada ephemera from a prominent collection, and much more!

*WELLS FARGO & POSTAL HISTORY: Rare exchanges and checks, enameled signs, plus a fabulous Nevada Wells Fargo cover collection including great full cover advertising rarities such as Ophir and Star City!

MINING: Ephemera (maps, photos, books) and rare mining stocks from the Ken Prag Collection and the Colorado Territory Collection, plus a Minerals & Ore section that features an old high-grade collection out of the Tonopah area. Also a very rare original Virginia City Assayer's sign.

NATIVE AMERICANA & COWBOY: In addition to the fabulous Native American postcards, this section also has jewelry, baskets, and other collectibles.

BARGAINS & DEALER SPECIALS: Our entire 5th day is dedicated to this category of both large groupings ideal for resale or lower priced entry-level collectibles, spanning nearly ever collecting category in the rest of our sale.


Full Auction Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1839)
General Americana (1000-1467)
Assorted (Books, Fire, Postal History, Expo.) (1000-1083)
Geographical Sort (1084-1467)
Numismatics (1468-1574)
Books & Checks (1468-1481)
Coins (1482-1553)
Currency, Ingots, Medals, Scales (1554-1574)
Mining Part I (1575-1839)
Mining Artifacts & Books (1575-1604)
Stocks & Ephemera: ALASKA-CALIFORNIA (1605-1839)

Day 2, Friday, May 17th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2838)
Mining Part II (2000-2838)
Stocks & Ephemera: COLORADO-WYOMING

Day 3, Saturday, May 18th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3784)
Transportation (3000-3543)
Airplane (3000-3146)
Automobile (3147-3198)
Steamer & Railroad (3199-3543)
Wells Fargo & Express (3544-3591)
Tokens (3592-3784)
US & Foreign Brothel (3592-3729)
Geographical Sort (3730-3784)

Day 4, Sunday, May 19th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4774)
Sports Collectibles (4000-4227)
Jewelry (4228-4236)
Furniture (4237-4244)
Art (4245-4299)
Native Americana (4300-4408)
Textiles (4409-4456)
Marbles (4457-4565)
Bottles (4566-4594)
Cowboy (4595-4627)
Firearms & Weaponry (4628-4652)
Entertainment (4653-4666)
Gaming (4667-4676)
Military (4678-4687)
Minerals (4688-4774)


Day 5, Monday, May 20th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5899)
Bargains & Dealer Specials (5000-5899)
General Americana feat. Postcards & Ephemera (5000-5451)
Mining (5452-5657)
Railroad (5658-5765)
Airplane & Automobile (5766-5827)
Tokens (5828-5868)
Numismatics (5869-5899)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Acosta Aircraft Corporation Stock  (102301)3000 - Acosta Aircraft Corporation Stock (102301)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 170 for 1 share to JE Doe. signed by Stuart and president Ben Acosta ( a great aviation signature!). Not cancelled. 1929. Vignette of an open cockpi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b********t for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Aerial Navigation Company of America Stocks  (102302)3001 - Aerial Navigation Company of America Stocks (102302)
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Early 1908 dirigible stock. Lot of two. 1) # 1151 for 20 shares to Caster. Issued in first year of existence 1908. Very nice. 2) # 9708 for 3 shares t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to b********t for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Aeromarine Klemm Corporation Stock  (102303)3002 - Aeromarine Klemm Corporation Stock (102303)
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# 1829 for 10 shares to Albert Blechner. Signed by D Wright and president (?.) Dateline 1929. Very nice open cockpit airplane vignette. Not cancelled.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Aeronca Aircraft Corporation Stock Group  (102304)3003 - Aeronca Aircraft Corporation Stock Group (102304)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six. 1-2) Two $.55 Cumulative Convertible Preferred stocks. # P113 and P1340. Red. 1945 and 1947. Both cancelled. 3) Bright green $.55 Cumulati
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Air Freight Companies Stock Certificates  (102553)3004 - Air Freight Companies Stock Certificates (102553)
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Lot of 6 different. Included: Emery Air Freight Corporation (Specimen); Hoosier Air Freight Corporation (1947); Meteor Air Transport, Inc. (1957); New
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Air Investors, Incorporated Specimen Group  (101474)3005 - Air Investors, Incorporated Specimen Group (101474)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. Alldifferent: yellow red purple. All identified as specimens. Certs are in nearly perfect condition. Killer vignette: airplane, dirigibl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Aircraft Funding Companies Stock Certificates  (102561)3006 - Aircraft Funding Companies Stock Certificates (102561)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Included: Berry Air-Ship Holding Co. (1923, inc. in NV, pictorial); Jet Aviation Trading, Inc. (specimen c.1997); Equitable Aircraft Sales C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Aircraft Products & Maintenance Company Stock Certificates  (102560)3007 - Aircraft Products & Maintenance Company Stock Certificates (102560)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 different. Includes: National Airphone Corporation (1926); Aviation Maintenance Corporation (1950); Aircraft & Diesel Equipment Corpora...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Aircraft Products Stock Group  (102282)3008 - Aircraft Products Stock Group (102282)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven. 1) Dayton Airplane Engine Company. # 12475 for 100 shares. 1931. 2-4) American Gyro Company. Two stocks and one small size letterhead. B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Aireon Manufacturing Corporation  (101473)3009 - Aireon Manufacturing Corporation (101473)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different stocks: green, brown purple. Allegorical man with two airplanes bussing around him. Pristine condition. Aireon Manufacturing Corporati
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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Airplane Products  (101471)3010 - Airplane Products (101471)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five. 1) Kilgore Aircraft Protector, Incorporated. Number 2 for 9 shares to Walter Goodrich. Signed by secretary John Kilgore and president Cha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Airplane Products & Equipment Stock Certificates  (102559)3011 - Airplane Products & Equipment Stock Certificates (102559)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different. Included: Dayton Airplane Engine Company (1930); Dumont-Airplane & Marine Instruments, Inc. (1956); General Aviation Equipme...
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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Airplane Products Stock Certificates  (102558)3012 - Airplane Products Stock Certificates (102558)
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Lot of 6 different. Included: Aermotive Equipment Corp. (unissued Specimen); Aero-flex Corp. (1965); The Aero Products Company (1918); Aeronautical Pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Airport Stock Certificates and Bonds  (102562)3013 - Airport Stock Certificates and Bonds (102562)
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Lot of 5 different. 1) American Airports Corporation stock issued 1929, not cxl. 2) County of Allegheny Airport Bond, $1,000, specimen, 1956, punch ca
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Allegheny Airlines Stocks  (101475)3014 - Allegheny Airlines Stocks (101475)
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Lot of two. 1) # NY 08550 for 1 share. Bright orange border. 2) Specimen in light blue. Has airplane vignette of plane circling the earth with winged
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Allied Aviation Industries, Inc. Specimen Stock  (101477)3015 - Allied Aviation Industries, Inc. Specimen Stock (101477)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pristine condition. 1930's airplane flying through the clouds vignette. Fabulous. In the late 1920s, Monocoupes were famous for introducing rela...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Allied Aviation Industries, Inc. Stock  (101476)3016 - Allied Aviation Industries, Inc. Stock (101476)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an interesting piece. The stock is attached to a warranty page. The warranty guarantees that the person who purchased this stock can buy addit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Aloha Airlines Stock Certificate  (101531)3017 - Aloha Airlines Stock Certificate (101531)
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Inc. in the Territory of Hawaii in 1946. No. 6365, issued for 1 shares to Perham C. Nahl on Dec. 19th, 1961. Signed by president Ching and the secreta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s******n for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Ambassador Air Lines, Inc. - Created by John Lear  (101478)3018 - Ambassador Air Lines, Inc. - Created by John Lear (101478)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ambassador Air Lines was the brainchild of John Lear. It was his attempt to create a third level from Las Vegas to Los Angeles with stops in Barstow,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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American Airlines set of Five Beautiful Stocks  (102242)3019 - American Airlines set of Five Beautiful Stocks (102242)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1-4) The same stock, different colors: dark green, bright green, purple and orange-brown. Stocks were issued from 1961 to 1976. One is a registered ce
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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