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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Madame Charlotte Brothel Token  (103527)3660 - Madame Charlotte Brothel Token (103527)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Gaite Confort / Madame / Charlotte / 345 / R Des Freres / Laon / Discretion; Rev.: Rencontre eviteees / (rooster) / 2 maisons distinctes. Br., r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Madame Yvette Brothel Token  (103528)3661 - Madame Yvette Brothel Token (103528)
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Obv.: Mme Yvette / 3 & 5 / Rue Des Frere / Laon; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br., rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Laon State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Madeleine Brothel Token  (103531)3662 - Madeleine Brothel Token (103531)
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Obv.: Aux Grands / Madeleine / Escaliers / Des Pans Deccron / Le Mans; Rev.: Republique Francaise. Br. rd., 21 mm. ("Gentlemen start your engin...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to n********e.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Madame Aline Brothel Token  (103530)3663 - Madame Aline Brothel Token (103530)
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Obv.: 3 Rue Confort. Lyon / Madame Aline / A. L'Entresol; Rev.: Degustation De Champagne / Ouvert Jour Et Nuit. (Champagne tasting / Open Day an...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Chez La Blanche et la Noire Brothel Token  (103533)3664 - Chez La Blanche et la Noire Brothel Token (103533)
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Obv.: On Samuse / Chez/ La Blanche / Et La Noire / 14 / Rue Des Clefs. Mulhouse; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Mulh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to f**********s for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Madame Andree Brothel Token  (103532)3665 - Madame Andree Brothel Token (103532)
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Obv.: Madame Andree / Aux / Oeillets / 6 / Rue Des Oeillets / Mulhouse; Rev.: Confort Moderne / Chauffage Central. Br., rd., 22 mm. Unlisted in Paynot
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 500.00
Sold to j*******n for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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La Feria Brothel Token  (103534)3666 - La Feria Brothel Token (103534)
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Obv.; Discretion / Securite / (woman's head); Rev.: La Feria / 8 Rue / St. Michel / Nice. Br., rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Nice State: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mme Leonie Brothel Token  (103535)3667 - Mme Leonie Brothel Token (103535)
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Obv.: Aux Violettes De Nice / Mme. Leonie / 6 Rue D'Alger / Nice / English Spoken; Rev.: quarter eagle, coronet head, 1903. Br. rd., 21.5 mm. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to n********e.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Au Classique Brothel Token  (103536)3668 - Au Classique Brothel Token (103536)
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Obv.: Au Classique / Mson. Caro / 3 R Florian /Nimes Card; Rev.: Republique Francaise. Br. ,rd., 25 mm. Date: City/County: Nimes State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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La Marquise Brothel Token  (103538)3669 - La Marquise Brothel Token (103538)
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Obv.: La Marquise; Rev.: 1.25 F. Br., sq., 24 mm, triangle cut out. Date: City/County: Nimes State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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La Marquise Brothel Token (T4)  (103539)3670 - La Marquise Brothel Token (T4) (103539)
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Obv.: La / Marquise; Rev.: 2.50 F. Br. octogonal, 27 mm, triangle cut out. Date: City/County: Nimes State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Maison Marquise Brothel Token  (103537)3671 - Maison Marquise Brothel Token (103537)
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Obv.: Maison Marquise / Tenue / Par / Mme. Caro / 15 R St. Laurent / Nimes. Br. rd., 25 mm. Date: City/County: Nimes State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to f**********s for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Aux *** Brothel Token (T2)  (104031)3672 - Aux *** Brothel Token (T2) (104031)
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Obv.: AUX / (three stars) / Rue St Apolline / 25 / Paris; Rev.: Arts D Acrements. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Aux *** Brothel Token (T2)  (104032)3673 - Aux *** Brothel Token (T2) (104032)
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Obv.: AUX / (three stars) / Rue St. Apolline / 25 / Paris; Rev.: quarter eagle cornet head / Arts D' Agrements. Br., rd., 21 mm. Date: City...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aux Belles Poules Brothel Tokens  (104047)3674 - Aux Belles Poules Brothel Tokens (104047)
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Lot of six different types of tokens from Aux Belles Poules at 32 Rue Blondel in Paris. All Br., rd., and 21 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to n********e.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Aux Faunes Brothel Token  (104033)3675 - Aux Faunes Brothel Token (104033)
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Obv.: Aux Faunes ; Rev.: Aux / Faunes / 4 / Rue Blondel. Br. Rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Aux Glaces Brothel Token (T1)  (104037)3676 - Aux Glaces Brothel Token (T1) (104037)
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Obv.: Aux Glaces / 25 / R. Ste. Apolline / Paris; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd, 22 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to m*****3 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Aux Glaces Brothel Token (T1)  (104038)3677 - Aux Glaces Brothel Token (T1) (104038)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Aux Glaces / 25 / R. Ste. Apolline / Paris; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to m*****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Aux Glaces Brothel Token (T1)  (104039)3678 - Aux Glaces Brothel Token (T1) (104039)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Aux Glaces / 25 / R. Ste. Apolline / Paris; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to m*****3 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Aux Glaces Brothel Tokens  (T1)  (104040)3679 - Aux Glaces Brothel Tokens (T1) (104040)
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Lot of three. Obv.: Aux Glaces / 25 / R. Ste. Apolline / Paris; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to n********e.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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