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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Midwest Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate--Number 2  (102597)3120 - Midwest Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate--Number 2 (102597)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Delaware. Low number 2! Issued for 25 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 (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Milton-Braley Aeroplane Control Co. Stock Certificate  (102598)3121 - Milton-Braley Aeroplane Control Co. Stock Certificate (102598)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Utah. No. 462, issued for 100 shares to Arthur Cole on Dec. 6th, 1923. Signed by president Darmer and secretary Bird. Not cancelled. Black bor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to N*******r for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Miscellaneous Air Stock Certificates  (103420)3122 - Miscellaneous Air Stock Certificates (103420)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 different. Includes: Aeronautical Publications, Inc. (unissued Specimen); Aeronautical Research & Development Corp. (helicopters, 1971)...
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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Monarch Air Lines, Inc. Stock Certificate   (102576)3123 - Monarch Air Lines, Inc. Stock Certificate (102576)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Colorado. No. 24, issued for 500 shares to Wilson-Bonfils Flying School on July 3rd, 1946. Signed by president Wilson and secretary Myers. Pen
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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Mountain Airways Corporation Stock Certificate  (102580)3124 - Mountain Airways Corporation Stock Certificate (102580)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Wyoming. No. 31, issued for two shares to Claude A. Johnson on April 18th, 1936. Signed by the president (WG Finley) and secretary-treasurer (
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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National Aero Corporation Stock Certificates  (103455)3125 - National Aero Corporation Stock Certificates (103455)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five different. 1) Two are National Aero Corp. with eagle vignette and either orange or brown borders, issued in 1928. 2) Two are National Aero
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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National Air Pageant Inc. Stock Certificate  (102578)3126 - National Air Pageant Inc. Stock Certificate (102578)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued number 13. Green border, black print, and vignette of air show. Printed by Broun-Green Co., NY. 8.5 x 12.5" Water damage along top lef...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*******r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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National Airlines, Incorporated Stock Certificates  (102610)3127 - National Airlines, Incorporated Stock Certificates (102610)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. Operated from 1934 to 1980, headquartered at Miami, Florida. Taken over by Pan Am in 1980. 1) Three unissued, punch cancelled: two temporary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to a********o for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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National Aviation Corporation Stock Certificate Specimen  (102579)3128 - National Aviation Corporation Stock Certificate Specimen (102579)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in New York. Stamped Specimen over the signatures which have been punch cancelled. Blue border, black print, and vignette of two allegorical wome
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s********K for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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New York & New England Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate  (102602)3129 - New York & New England Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate (102602)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Delaware. No. B256, issued for 50 shares to J.R. Parker on July 5th, 1932. Signed by president Holmes and asst. treasurer Warner. Not cancelle
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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New York Air Stock Certificate--Specimen  (102601)3130 - New York Air Stock Certificate--Specimen (102601)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
New York Airlines, Inc. No. N 15262. Printed signatures of the president and secretary. Punch cancelled. Red border and color logo. Printed by Securit
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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New York Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate & Bonds  (102600)3131 - New York Airways, Inc. Stock Certificate & Bonds (102600)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. New York Airways was a helicopter airline in the New York City area, founded as a mail and cargo carrier. Operated 1949-1979. 1) One stock c
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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Nine Air Freight Companies Stock Certificates  (102555)3132 - Nine Air Freight Companies Stock Certificates (102555)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Included: Chicago Air Service, Inc. ( two different varieties, both 1929); Capital Flying Services, Inc. (1971); Big Sky Transportation Co.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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North American Aviation, Inc. Stock Certificates (NASA)  (102611)3133 - North American Aviation, Inc. Stock Certificates (NASA) (102611)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Four different varieties. 1) Type 1. Issued 1930 (with allegorical man releasing airplane). 2) Type 2. Three certificates. Issued 1944 and 1
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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North American Lloyd Aircraft Corp. Stock Certificate  (102563)3134 - North American Lloyd Aircraft Corp. Stock Certificate (102563)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Arizona. No. 63, issued for 5,000 shares to H.E. Emmons on August 6th, 1929. Signed by secretary B. Tholbegat and president Marshall Hartman.
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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North American Rockwell Corporation Stocks & One Bond  (102599)3135 - North American Rockwell Corporation Stocks & One Bond (102599)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 (eleven stocks and one bond). Pittsburgh-based Rockwell Standard acquired and merged with Los Angeles-based North American Aviation to form
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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North Central Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificates  (102564)3136 - North Central Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificates (102564)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. Includes 3 issued in 1979 (orange border, allegorical vignette), one issued in 1961 (blue border, allegorical vignette), and two unissued sp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a******l for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Northwest Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificates  (102565)3137 - Northwest Airlines, Inc. Stock Certificates (102565)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Same design with orange border and allegorical vignette with globe and airplane vignettes. Issued in 1961 and 1968. One is stamp cancelled.
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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Nowland Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Inc., Stock Certificate  (102567)3138 - Nowland Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Inc., Stock Certificate (102567)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Massachusetts. No. 35, issued for 60 shares to Arron M. Jones on March 12th, 1931. Signed by president R. Nowland and treasurer Mason. Not can
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*******r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ozark Air Lines, Inc. Stock Certificates  (102566)3139 - Ozark Air Lines, Inc. Stock Certificates (102566)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. No. 6318, issued in 1961 for one share, not cancelled; No. SO 9540, issued in 1967 for one sh
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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