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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Aux Glaces Brothel Tokens (T1 & T2)  (104042)3680 - Aux Glaces Brothel Tokens (T1 & T2) (104042)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. Obv.: Aux Glaces / 25 / R. Ste. Apolline / Paris; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 22 mm. Type two has a lady on the reverse. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to n********e.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Aux Glaces Brothel Tokens (T1)  (104041)3681 - Aux Glaces Brothel Tokens (T1) (104041)
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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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Cabaret Du Ciel Token  (103529)3682 - Cabaret Du Ciel Token (103529)
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Not a brothel token, a cabaret token. Obv.: 53 Bd. De Clichy Montmartre / Cabaret Du Ciel; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to n********e.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Chateau Du Diable Brothel Token  (104030)3683 - Chateau Du Diable Brothel Token (104030)
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Obv.: Chateau Du Diable / Paris; Rev.: Lvd XIII / Defetn Rex / 1640. Br. rd., 21 mm. great token with picture of Devil's head. Date: City/C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to n********e.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Gabrielle Modele Brothel Token  (104035)3684 - Gabrielle Modele Brothel Token (104035)
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Obv.: Gabrielle Modele ; Rev.: Rue Du Chateau D'Eau / 68 / Paris. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to n********e.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Gabrielle Nouvelle Maison Brothel Token  (104036)3685 - Gabrielle Nouvelle Maison Brothel Token (104036)
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Obv.: Gabrille / Cartaux Paris; Rev.: Nouvelle Maison / 68 / Rue Du Chateau D' Eau / Paris. Br. rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to f**********s for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Leda Brothel Token  (104043)3686 - Leda Brothel Token (104043)
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Obv.: Leda / Cartage Paris; Rev.: 30 Rue Laferriere. Br., rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to f**********s for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Madame Florina Brothel Token  (104034)3687 - Madame Florina Brothel Token (104034)
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Obv.: Rue De La Lune / 43 / Florina/ Au Coin / De La Rue Poissonniere. Br. rd., 21.5 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to f**********s for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Maria Brothel Token  (104044)3688 - Maria Brothel Token (104044)
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Obv.: buste de femme de face. A droite, MARIA; Rev.: Rue Du Chateau D'Eau / 70 / Artiste / Paris. Br., rd, 21 mm. Date: City/County: Paris...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to f**********s for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Mignon Brothel Token (T3)  (104046)3689 - Mignon Brothel Token (T3) (104046)
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Obv. Buste de femme, A droite MIGNON, in small letters CARTAUX. Rev. De 10 H. Du Matin /A. 2 H. Du Matin / 7 / Rue / Grange Batelier / Au Premier / Pa
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to n********e.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Mignon Brothel Tokens (T2 & T3))  (104045)3690 - Mignon Brothel Tokens (T2 & T3)) (104045)
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Lot of two. Obv. Buste de femme a droite, MIGNON / Cartaux; Rev.: De Midi / A 2 H. 1/2 Du Matin / 7 / Rue /Grange Bateliere / Au Premier / Paris. Br.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to n********e.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Ruby Brothel Token  (104048)3691 - Ruby Brothel Token (104048)
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Obv.: Ruby / 113 / Rue S. Honore / Massage / Telephone; Rev.: Bains Frictions / Par Jeunes Dames. (Friction baths / by young ladies). Br. rd., 21 mm.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to n********e.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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The Studio (Agnella) Brothel Token  (104049)3692 - The Studio (Agnella) Brothel Token (104049)
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Obv.: Agnella / Cartaux Paris; Rev.: 2 Rue De Londres / Paris / The / Studio / Au Premier. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Paris State: Fran
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to n********e.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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The Studio (Agnella) Brothel Tokens  (104050)3693 - The Studio (Agnella) Brothel Tokens (104050)
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Lot of two varieties. One 59 Rue De Chateau, one 2 Rue De Londres. The 59 Rue is unlisted in Paynot. Date: City/County: Paris State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to n********e.. for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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On S'Amuse Brothel Token  (104051)3694 - On S'Amuse Brothel Token (104051)
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Obv.: On S' Amuse / 4 / Faubourg De Paris / A / Peronne Somme; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br., rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Peronne State: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to f**********s for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Parisiana Brothel Token  (104052)3695 - Parisiana Brothel Token (104052)
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Obv. 151 Bd. De La Republique / Parisiana / Me. Jane / Reims; Rev.: Republique Francaise. Zinc, rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Reims State: Fra
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Marthe Stephane Brothel Token  (104053)3696 - Marthe Stephane Brothel Token (104053)
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Obv.: Where Are We Going / At 4 / Passage / De / L'Hotel De Ville / Rouen; Rev.: Ou Allons Nous Chez Marthe Staphane / 4 / Passage / De / L'...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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On S'Amuse Brothel Token  (104055)3697 - On S'Amuse Brothel Token (104055)
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Obv.: On S'Amuse / A / St, Nazaire / 72 / Rue Des Caboteurs; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Saint Nazaire Stat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Mme. Louis Brothel Token  (104054)3698 - Mme. Louis Brothel Token (104054)
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Obv.: Mme. Louis /No. 1 / 1 Rue St. Jacques / St. Germain en Laye. Rev.: Republique Francaise. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: St. Germain-En-
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to f**********s for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Lux Salon Brothel Token  (104056)3699 - Lux Salon Brothel Token (104056)
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Obv.: Lux Salon / Georgette / 17 / Rue Des Pechuers / Strasbourg; Rev.: Republique Francaise. Br., rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Strasbourg Sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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