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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Club Marabu Brothel Token  (104582)3720 - Club Marabu Brothel Token (104582)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Club / Marabu / Tel.22222/N. Laredo, Tamps.; Rev.: Welcome / Bien Venidos / $2.00. Wm, rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Nuevo Laredo State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to B***0 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Conchita's Club Brothel Token  (104583)3721 - Conchita's Club Brothel Token (104583)
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Obv.: Conchita's Club / Chihuahua / & / Tixtla / N. Laredo, Tamps.; Rev.: Conchita's / Club / Telefono /25-76 / N. Laredo, Tamps. Br. rd...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to B***0 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Diamante Azul Brothel Token  (104584)3722 - Diamante Azul Brothel Token (104584)
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Obv.: Diamante Azul / Club / Nuevo Laredo Tamps. Rev.: (horseshoe). Wm, rd., 31 mm. Date: City/County: Nuevo Laredo State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to r****2 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Maggie's Place Brothel Token  (104586)3723 - Maggie's Place Brothel Token (104586)
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Obv.: Maggie's / Place; Rev.: Maggie's / Place / Mina / 1620 / N. Laredo, Mex. Br., rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Nuevo Laredo State:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***9 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Se La Vi Night Club Brothel Token  (104585)3724 - Se La Vi Night Club Brothel Token (104585)
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Obv.: Se La Vi / Night / Club / (nude figure) / N. Laredo Tamps.; Rev.: Floor / Show. Wm, rd., 24 mm. Date: City/County: Nuevo Laredo State: Me
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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La Escondida Brothel Token  (104589)3725 - La Escondida Brothel Token (104589)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: "La Escondida" / Cuauhtemoc / 302 / Veracruz, Ver.; Rev.: $2.00. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Veracruz State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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La Escondida Brothel Token  (104587)3726 - La Escondida Brothel Token (104587)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: La Escondida / Cuauhtemoc / 302 / Veracruz, Ver.; Rev. : $2.00. Br., rd., 20 mm. Date: City/County: Veracruz State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Madame Rita Brothel Token  (103321)3727 - Madame Rita Brothel Token (103321)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mme. Rita / 1 / Calle Roca; Reverse: Todas Las Horas Son Alegres; Br. rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Barcelona State: Spain
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***6 for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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Porcelain Brothel Tokens  (103512)3728 - Porcelain Brothel Tokens (103512)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven pieces. French discription translates as: " porcelain coin token circulating in Chinese gambling houses between 1900 and 1940"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to f********n.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Farol Colorado Brothel Token  (104578)3729 - Farol Colorado Brothel Token (104578)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Farol / 13 / Colorado; Rev.: Salto / Un Peso. Br. rd., 20 mm. ("Red Lantern"). From a 1960's auction. Rare. Date: City/Cou...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 260.00 - 600.00
Sold to 3***1 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Pinback Posse Badge  (102835)3730 - Pinback Posse Badge (102835)
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Sheriff's Posse badge from Washington D. C., prime condition Date: City/County: Washington D. C. State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9***6 for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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F. C. Gove Advertising Mirror  (101167)3731 - F. C. Gove Advertising Mirror (101167)
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Befor Purchasing / A Wheel / Call and see the best line in / the market. / Full Line of Sundries. / F. C. Gove, / Over 121 Genesee Street, / Auburn. 4
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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Istilia Hotel  (102834)3732 - Istilia Hotel (102834)
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Very rare piece, Istilia Hotel, GF 12 1/2c IT Date: City/County: Bishop State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to t********n.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Stone House  (102837)3733 - Stone House (102837)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stone House, Go Ma's To. Date: City/County: Placerville State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***6 for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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United States Gypsum Co. ID Badge  (102815)3734 - United States Gypsum Co. ID Badge (102815)
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I D Badge # 307 for United States Gypsum Co. employee. Pinback octagonal 35mm. Date: City/County: Plaster City State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to e********d.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Sacramento Token Collection  (101692)3735 - Sacramento Token Collection (101692)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24 Sacramento tokens, with the Sacramento Hotel of Redding sneaking into the group. . Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Sac
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to A****k for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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30 Good For Trade Tokens  (85444)3736 - 30 Good For Trade Tokens (85444)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About half are listed. Samples include George Haas, Marx Bros. & Victor, Stockes, Pioneer House, J G DeBois, Cosmopolitan Hotel Bar, F J Nordho...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to e****6 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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34 Good for Tokens  (85445)3737 - 34 Good for Tokens (85445)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly listed. Samples are Leon Hardts, The Kentucky, Claus Alpers, Judd W Thomas, Walton's, Central Hotel Bar, Bernard, The Novelty, Peterson&#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to A****k for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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49er Football  (85453)3738 - 49er Football (85453)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Dozen tokens. Seven pieces with game schedule, balance are player pieces about Randy Cross, Eric Wright, Ronnie Lott. Great condition. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 6******n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Art Saloon Token  (101696)3739 - Art Saloon Token (101696)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Good For / One Drink / At The Bar / Art Saloon / 1856 / Market St. S. F. // Jap Statue; counterstamped with a "5" . . Salvatore Falcone C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to C*****r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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