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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Kiddy Aeroplane Corporation Stock Certificate  (102605)3100 - Kiddy Aeroplane Corporation Stock Certificate (102605)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Colorado. No. 306, issued for ten shares to Edward C. Morgan on Sept. 16th, 1925. Signed by president Joseph Wilson and secretary Andrew North
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to N*******r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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King Airship Company, Ltd. Stock Certificate  (102607)3101 - King Airship Company, Ltd. Stock Certificate (102607)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Washington. No. 931, issued for two shares to EH McKing on Aug. 5th, 1920. Signed by president William W. Lieurance and secretary Oscar Holdel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation Stock Certificates  (102608)3102 - Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation Stock Certificates (102608)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. Inc. in California. 1) No. L02650, issued for 20 shares to Daniel T. Scully in 1929. Signed by president WB Kinner and the secreta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation Stock Certificates  (102609)3103 - Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation Stock Certificates (102609)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. Inc. in California. 1) No. LA01921, issued for 10 shares to Leonard Biggs in 1930. Signed by president Robert Porter and the secre
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********o for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Knabenshue Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate  (102581)3104 - Knabenshue Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate (102581)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Knabenshue Aircraft Corporation was formed in 1917 by A. Roy Knabenshue to produce dirigibles, kite balloons and parachutes. During the First World Wa
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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Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, Inc. Stock Certificate  (102582)3105 - Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, Inc. Stock Certificate (102582)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Maryland. No. 58, issued for 9 shares to Frank Greenwalt on June 11th, 1929. Signed by president John Squire and secretary J. Baker. Punch can
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Lane Automatous Airship Company Stock Certificate  (102583)3106 - Lane Automatous Airship Company Stock Certificate (102583)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Arizona. No. 256, issued for 25 shares to H.S. Haskell on Jan. 27th, 1910. Signed by president L.H. Lane and secretary L.M. Marons. Not cancel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Latin American Airways, Inc. Stock Certificates  (102586)3107 - Latin American Airways, Inc. Stock Certificates (102586)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Stock No. NU582, issued for 100 shares in 1946 and Common Stock Purchase Warrant No. W90, issued for 20 shares in 1946. Neither cancelled. S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********s for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Lincoln Aircraft Company Stock Certificates  (102584)3108 - Lincoln Aircraft Company Stock Certificates (102584)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different varieties. No. OC757, issued to Maurice Foster in 1929 for 25 shares. No. CC394, issued to Thomas J. McCormick for 100 shares in 19
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s******n for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Lockheed Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificates  (102588)3109 - Lockheed Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificates (102588)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Specimen stock certificate for 100 shares. No. 000. Printed signatures of president Robert Gross and the secretary. Punch cance
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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Long Island Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificate  (102589)3110 - Long Island Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificate (102589)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in New York. No. C1554, issued for 100 shares to JC Orr & Co. on June 5th, 1947. Printed signatures of the president (Royce Grimm) and secr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Los Angeles Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate  (102591)3111 - Los Angeles Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate (102591)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in California. No. LU643, issued fro 300 shares to John Danyo on May 21, 1973. Signed by the president and secretary. Cut cancelled. Brown border
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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Love Field Company Stock Certificate  (102550)3112 - Love Field Company Stock Certificate (102550)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Texas. No. 202, issued for 8 shares to W.A. Browning on Feb. 1st, 1927. Signed by president Hobson and secretary CT Reeves. Not cancelled. Bro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n****p for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Luna Gyroplane Company Stock Certificate  (102590)3113 - Luna Gyroplane Company Stock Certificate (102590)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Ohio. Low number 10, issued for 10 shares to company president Robert M. Loehn on Oct. 1st, 1920. Signed by Loehn and secretary Herman Zapf. N
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********K for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Maximum Safety Airplane Company Stock Certificate  (102593)3114 - Maximum Safety Airplane Company Stock Certificate (102593)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Delaware. No. 398, issued for 10 shares to Charles Golden on May 22, 1929 in Los Angeles. Signed by president Maxwell and the secretary. Not c
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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McDonnell Douglas Corporation Specimen Stock Certificates  (102594)3115 - McDonnell Douglas Corporation Specimen Stock Certificates (102594)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different specimen stock certificates, both punch cancelled. Orange or blue borders, vignette of allegorical man with hammer under night sky
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Mercury Aviation Company Stock Certificate Signed by Cecil B. DeMille  (102596)3116 - Mercury Aviation Company Stock Certificate Signed by Cecil B. DeMille (102596)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Arizona. No. 20, issued for ten shares to Aviation Securities Company on Oct. 15th, 1920. Signed by Hollywood icon/American filmmaker Cecil B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Mexican Central Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate  (102595)3117 - Mexican Central Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate (102595)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Arizona. Proposed airline with service between Mexico City, Laredo, and San Antonio (according to 1930s newspaper articles). No. 110, issued f
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*******r for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Midway Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificate  (102571)3118 - Midway Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificate (102571)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Delaware. No. PA 642, issued for 248 shares to Gatwick Flight Catering on April 6th, 1990. Printed signatures of the chairman and secretary. N
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Midwest Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate  (102574)3119 - Midwest Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate (102574)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Delaware. Low number 4, issued for 20 shares to Charles M. Bezhan on Oct. 24th, 1927. Signed by president Bonzer Jr. and secretary Rice. Not c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*******r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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