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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American Electric Car Company Stock Certificate  (103430)3150 - American Electric Car Company Stock Certificate (103430)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Maine. No. 118, issued for 21 shares to Uri N. Grannis on April 20th, 1914. Signed by the president and secretary. Not cancelled. Black border
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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American Motor Transportation Co. Stock Certificates  (103429)3151 - American Motor Transportation Co. Stock Certificates (103429)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two unissued but signed stocks. Inc. in Delaware. Both are signed by the vice-president and secretary, punch cancelled, stamp cancelled (1930)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*******r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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American Motor Transportation Company Stocks with Great Vignettes  (91644)3152 - American Motor Transportation Company Stocks with Great Vignettes (91644)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) American Motor Transportation Company Stocks with Great Vignette. Their bus is shown in a country setting. # SF/A 132 for 20 shares t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******a for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Antique Driving Goggles  (75704)3153 - Antique Driving Goggles (75704)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful pair of original fur lined antique driving goggles and original option for the vintage car or airplane collector This pair dates from the la
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******o for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Belmont Motors Corporation Stock Certificates  (103458)3154 - Belmont Motors Corporation Stock Certificates (103458)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two, one issued and one unissued. Both identical design with green border, black print, and allegorical vignette. The issued piece of for 5 sha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Ben-Hur Motor Car Company Stock Certificate  (103431)3155 - Ben-Hur Motor Car Company Stock Certificate (103431)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Ohio. No. 103, issued for five shares to John Assimes on Sept. 14th, 1917. Signed by president D.A.F. Klohs and the secretary. Not cancelled.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ben-Hur Motor Car Company Stock Certificate  (103441)3156 - Ben-Hur Motor Car Company Stock Certificate (103441)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Delaware. No. P 972, issued for ten shares to Lillian Kendis on Dec. 29th, 1916. Signed by the president (BP Bogly?) and the secretary (S.S. A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to R********r for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Caterpillar Tractor Company Specimen Stocks  (91641)3157 - Caterpillar Tractor Company Specimen Stocks (91641)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. Green for less than 100 shares and blue for 100 shares. Both have a caterpillar vignette with a red banner with the word 'Caterpilla...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Collins Motors, Inc. Stock with Historical Background  (91676)3158 - Collins Motors, Inc. Stock with Historical Background (91676)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The research has been done for you on this car. Cert number 3. To Albert H Collins and signed by president Collins. August 22, 1919. Long Island, New
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l******a for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Cripple Creek, Victor and Colorado Springs Stage Co.  (104904)3159 - Cripple Creek, Victor and Colorado Springs Stage Co. (104904)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock Certificate from the Cripple Creek, Victor and Colorado Springs Stage Co. Incorporated in Colorado. Located at Cripple Creek. VERY EARLY certifi
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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