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 Airlines Specimen Stock  (102240)3020 - American Airlines Specimen Stock (102240)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This fabulous cert is bright orange with 'SPECIMEN' stamped on it. Vignette is of an American Airlines logo with airplane flying over a city...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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American Airlines Specimen Stock Set  (101479)3021 - American Airlines Specimen Stock Set (101479)
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Lot of four different certs. Two similar: one orange and one green. Two other similar: one brown and one dull blue. Nice grouping of a major airlines
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********n.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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American Dirigible Corporation Stock  (102277)3022 - American Dirigible Corporation Stock (102277)
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# 184 for 20 shares to Frank C Vopat. Signed by Helmold and vice president George W Seth. Not cancelled. Dated November 1, 1929. Incorporated Septembe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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American Eagle Aircraft Corporation of Delaware Stock  (102278)3023 - American Eagle Aircraft Corporation of Delaware Stock (102278)
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Lot of three 1) 1929 Green. Numbers 2023 for 10 shares to Harris, Winthrop & Company of New York. Green on green safety paper. Signed president ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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American Eagle-Lincoln Aircraft Corporation Stock  (102279)3024 - American Eagle-Lincoln Aircraft Corporation Stock (102279)
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1) # O2524 for 3/4 of a share to Mrs. Julia Crouse Houser. Signed by president Victor Roos. Dateline March 21, 1932. Bright orange. Not cancelled. In
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Asa International Airlines Stocks  (102305)3025 - Asa International Airlines Stocks (102305)
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Lot of two for Aervovias Sud Americana, Inc. . 1) Bright blue # PA675 for 200 shares to Mrs. Emelia Hill Wagner. President and secretary names have be
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Atlantic & Pacific Aerial Navigation Co. Stock Certificate  (103416)3026 - Atlantic & Pacific Aerial Navigation Co. Stock Certificate (103416)
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Early! Inc. August 1896. No. 662, issued for three shares to Robert H. Mitchell on June 30th, 1898 in San Francisco. Signed by president Charles A. Sm
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,350.00 + 337.50) x 1 = 1,687.50
 
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Atlantic Coast Airways Corp. Stock Certificates  (103412)3027 - Atlantic Coast Airways Corp. Stock Certificates (103412)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Inc. in 1926 in Delaware. 1) Stock No. 229, issued for 12.5 shares to Irene Foster on July 10th, 1929. Signed by the vice-president (Charles
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Atlantis Airline Stock Certificate  (103411)3028 - Atlantis Airline Stock Certificate (103411)
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No. 340587, issued for 50 deutsche mark in 1972. The text of this attractive stock is all in German. Orange, blue and tan shading. Vignette of plane w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Aviation Companies Stock Certificates  (103470)3029 - Aviation Companies Stock Certificates (103470)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Included: Lee Royal Aviation & Engineering Manufacturing Co. (1918); Monlin Aviation (1969); MAC Aviation Corp. (1973); and Butler Avi...
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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Aviation Corporation Stock Certificates  (103417)3030 - Aviation Corporation Stock Certificates (103417)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. Six different varieties. Five feature a vignette of an eagle perched on a shield with the map of the US on its face. Multiple different bord
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Babb Aeroplane Co. Stock Certificate  (103413)3031 - Babb Aeroplane Co. Stock Certificate (103413)
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The title on the stock is "Areoplane," but other references to the company spell it "Aeroplane." Inc. in California. No. 80, iss...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********n.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Bach Aircraft Company Stock Certificate  (103415)3032 - Bach Aircraft Company Stock Certificate (103415)
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Inc. in Delaware. No. 3656, issued for 20 shares to Jno. O. Knight on August 26th, 1929. Signed by president Berry and asst. secretary Wiliner. Not ca
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s******n for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Baldwin Airship Company Stock Certificate & Letterhead  (103418)3033 - Baldwin Airship Company Stock Certificate & Letterhead (103418)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Inc. in Maine. 1) Stock No. 292, issued to JT Hicks for 10 shares in 1905. Signed by vice-president FC Ferneyhough and treasurer EJ Carpente
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Beech Aircraft Corporation Specimen Stock Certificate  (103410)3034 - Beech Aircraft Corporation Specimen Stock Certificate (103410)
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Inc. in Delaware, 1936. Punch cancelled through signature of OA Beech (chairman) and the president. Stamped Specimen numerous times in red. Green bord
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Bellanca Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate -- Number 1  (103392)3035 - Bellanca Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate -- Number 1 (103392)
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Common Stock Option Warrant No. 1, issued for 5,000 shares to L. Sherman Adams on March 27th, 1929. Printed signature of the president and secretary (
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********o for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Bellanca Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificates  (103393)3036 - Bellanca Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificates (103393)
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Lot of 3 different. Issued 1929 (number 3 for 5,000 shares to L. Sherman Adams); 1971 (for 100 shares, allegorical vignette, orange border); and 1980
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Bendix Helicopter, Inc. Stock Certificates  (103394)3037 - Bendix Helicopter, Inc. Stock Certificates (103394)
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Lot of 2 different. Inc. in Delaware. 1) No. JC4175, issued for 100 shares to Sarah Hodman Swift in 1945. Brown border. Not cancelled. 2) No. JF94, is
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Berlin Doman Helicopters, Inc. Stock Certificate  (103395)3038 - Berlin Doman Helicopters, Inc. Stock Certificate (103395)
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Inc. in Delaware, 1945. No. C42423, issued for 100 shares to Thomson & McKinnon, Inc. on Feb. 25, 1869. Printed signatures of the president (Dom...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Bird Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate  (103396)3039 - Bird Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate (103396)
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Inc. in Delaware, 1929. No. 363, issued for 100 shares to Hayman & Hayman on Mar. 26, 1931. Printed signatures of the president and secretary. N...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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