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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Boeing Airplane Co. Stock Certificates  (103400)3040 - Boeing Airplane Co. Stock Certificates (103400)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. 1) Boeing Airplane Company. Stock No. 0333564, issued to George Groebli for one share on Dec. 17th, 1956. Printed signatures of pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s********K for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Braniff Airways, Inc. Stock Certificates  (103401)3041 - Braniff Airways, Inc. Stock Certificates (103401)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. Five different varieties. 1) Incorporated. Inc. in Nevada. Type one, five stocks.Three different varieties (brown, orange, red borders) and
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Canadian Colonial Airways, Inc. Stock Certificates  (103397)3042 - Canadian Colonial Airways, Inc. Stock Certificates (103397)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) No. C0786, issued for two shares to John Joseph in 1935. Printed signatures of president JA Schmidt and secretary HO Hale. Not
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Caribbean-Atlantic Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificate  (103398)3043 - Caribbean-Atlantic Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificate (103398)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Puerto Rico. No. 984, issued for one share to Perham C. Nahl on June 5th, 1967. Signature of vice-president and treasurer. Not cancelled. Gree
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Central Airport, Inc. Stock Certificates  (103399)3044 - Central Airport, Inc. Stock Certificates (103399)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. The Central Airport was located in Camden, New Jersey. According to Electrical World T & D, Volume 93, 1929, the project was...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********K for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Cessna Aircraft Company Specimen  (102285)3045 - Cessna Aircraft Company Specimen (102285)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Clearly marked specimen throughout. Hole punched auto signed names. Cessna logo as vignette. One very small spot upper right border. No edge or corner
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Chicago Helicopter Airways, Inc. Stock  (102286)3046 - Chicago Helicopter Airways, Inc. Stock (102286)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# CU 9129 for 1 share in 1961. Black with fancy green border and green safety paper. Not cancelled. Incorporated in 1946. The Chicago Helicopter Airwa
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Coastal Airways, Inc. Stock  (102287)3047 - Coastal Airways, Inc. Stock (102287)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 1332 in 1929. Fabulous Fairchild 71 seaplane landing vignette. Black on green safety paper. Not cancelled. Good Condition . The earliest seaplanes w
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s********K for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Colonial Aircraft Corporation Stocks  (102290)3048 - Colonial Aircraft Corporation Stocks (102290)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) 1959 black and green. # C8165. Signed by president Hunt and secretary Lindblad. Crossed out ink writing upper left. Otherwise nice. 2)
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Colonial Airlines, Inc. Specimen Stock  (102289)3049 - Colonial Airlines, Inc. Specimen Stock (102289)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Clearly marked specimen. # CO 0000. Vignette has man reading a scroll, lighthouse, sun setting, etc. It also has two hangars and a pilot's early...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********n.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Continental Air Lines, Inc. Stocks (including Free Trading)  (102292)3050 - Continental Air Lines, Inc. Stocks (including Free Trading) (102292)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five. 1) 1961 orange. # NYO 7169. Continental logo vignette. 2) 1992 green. # RV 9040. 3% Convertible Subordinated Debenture. Continental logo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Cornelius Aircraft Corporation, LTD Stock  (102293)3051 - Cornelius Aircraft Corporation, LTD Stock (102293)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 122 for 1 share to Vesta Vae Dickey. Signed by vice president Cornelius!!! Also secretary Graves. Not cancelled. Dateline 1931. Incorporated 1930 in
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Crescent Aircraft Corporation Stock  (102297)3052 - Crescent Aircraft Corporation Stock (102297)
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# 2310 for 25 shares to Oscar B Herbein. singed by Riesly and president (? Perhaps president Chamberlain?). Black on brown safety paper. Not cancelled
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Crusader Aircraft Corporation Stock  (102295)3053 - Crusader Aircraft Corporation Stock (102295)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#A5401 fir 50 shares to Grant Healy. Signed by Smith and vice president Newman. Dateline 1936. Not cancelled. A most unique airplane design vignette!
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Curtis-Wright (Curtis-Humphreys) Stocks  (102296)3054 - Curtis-Wright (Curtis-Humphreys) Stocks (102296)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven. 1) 1926 black on purple safety paper. # 7627. Warrant of Common Stock. 2) Green # D0225776. 1939. Allegorical woman with airplane and ha
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Specimen Stock Certificates  (102575)3055 - Delta Air Lines, Inc. Specimen Stock Certificates (102575)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five specimen stocks, all punch cancelled, all different varieties. Four have a vignette of a woman sitting next to a globe with an airline tak
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********n.. for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Stocks  (102298)3056 - Delta Air Lines, Inc. Stocks (102298)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) # AC043255. Not cancelled. 1965. Extremely fine condition. Allegorical vignette. 2) Specimen stock. Clearly marked. Very nice condition
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********K for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Detroit Aircraft Corporation Stock  (102299)3057 - Detroit Aircraft Corporation Stock (102299)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Black and purple, Fabulous vignette with an airplane, seaplane and dirigible flying over a city. Folds, but no other discernible issues. A truly great
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to R********r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Detroit Aircraft Corporation Stocks  (102300)3058 - Detroit Aircraft Corporation Stocks (102300)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) Unusual Dutch Bond (Amsterdam) in 1929 for the Gevetigd te Detroit. Not attached, but included are the 20 coupons Heavy stock paper.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********h for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Dirigible Airplane Corporation Stock Certificate  (103405)3059 - Dirigible Airplane Corporation Stock Certificate (103405)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Nevada. Office in Reno. No.A49, issued for 100 shares to William R. McComb on Nov. 12th, 1929. Signed by president Roy Turner (?) and the secr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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