The Sweetheart Express Auction (February 2021)

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Greetings Collectors!

The first sale of the 2021 season is upon us as the best sale we’ve had in several years – across the board – in every category. We’ve been fortunate to receive many key collections from around America to offer some of the best material to be sold in years. It is truly a Covid-breaking sale that should have everybody jumping from their seats! In fact, it may be the best cross section of collectibles since the great market crash of 2008. We’ve called this sale “The Sweetheart Express” to commemorate the Valentine’s Day weekend and the Gary Nelson Railroad Collection.

Here’s a look at some of the major categories, with a glimpse at what is in them.

Railroad- the Gary Nelson Railroad Collection, about 600 lots, covering almost every category of railroad collectibles: Model trains; Cast iron trains; Train lanterns; Train signal lights; Train headlights; Train bells; Train ephemera; RR pass collections. This collection contains the very first cast iron train purchased from another major collection.

Arizona history- Rare Vulture Mine gold ingot, c 1911-1914, from an old Wickenburg family; a collection of 19th century Native American photos and documents, including two Apache Scout Medal of Honor winners, 2 letters from famous Earp era lawman Robert Paul, a Copper Queen Mine security force Colt revolver from 1907.

Colorado history- Leadville 19th century photo collection, documents from the miner's strike of 1896-7, spectacular United Mine Workers of America parade banner from the 1903 coal strike, a new discovery silver ingot from Leadville with an engraved mountain scene with a Colorado - famous Rhode Island family tie, choice mining medals and so-called dollars.

Montana history- Stuart MacKenzie’s collection of Montana stocks (all categories), Yellowstone collection, and saloon letters.

Western History – Rare and original tin type of George Custer in original case, and rarities across the board!

Badges etc- fantastic selection from the Lerch collection from California to Colorado; more of the special Presidential Inauguration badge collection, Mare Island, several fire badges, etc

Don Polland western sculpture collection- more than 1000 sculptures of very high quality design and detail from a major southern California collection. Native American themed, some western themed and some civil war, from 4” to three feet! This is the largest collection to be offered publicly!!

The Ken Prag Stocks are incredible- A major part of Ken's collection, this offering is of US businesses other than mining and railroad, plus Oil. It is nothing short of spectacular. Great rarities in every category you can think of, including some rare autographs such as Edison's son, and many important financial figures.

California gold rush- James Marshall autograph, gorgeous gold quartz watch chain and more.

Art- fantastic material across the board- the best we’ve had. David Roberts lithographs (Egypt, and the Holy Land, c1842-44), selections from the Ben-T art collection including a fantastic map from the reign of Peter the Great c 1722, great oils by some of the prominent early twentieth century Russian artists, and more.

Numismatics- great medals including a rare 1862 Lincoln Peace Medal with Osage provenance, California tokens, wood nickels, selections from the Ellsworth collection including the only set of encased large cents with every date, including the rarities!, California gaming token collection, US gold coin “look-alike” counters, so-called dollars and more!!

Firearms: a Copper Queen Mine Colt, several rare Colts with papers, and more.
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Auction Schedule

Day 1, February 11th, 2021, Lots 1000-1729
            General Americana (1000-1275)
                        Geo. Sort
                        Jewelry
                        Marbles & Toys
                        Miscellaneous
            Bottles & Saloon (1276-1339)
                        Bottles
                        Saloon, Brewing, & Drug Ephemera
            Mining Collectibles (1340-1431)
            Stocks & Bonds Part I
                        Mining (1432-1729)
 
Day 2, February 12th, 2021, Lots 2000-2729
            Stocks & Bonds Part II
                        Oil (2000-2113)
                        Railroad (2114-2176)
                        Transportation (2177-2246)
                        Miscellaneous (2247-2645)
                                    Agriculture
                                    Banking
                                    Brewing
                                    Industrial
                                    Other
            Firearms, Military, & Political Collectibles (2646-2729)
 
Day 3, February 13th, 2021, Lots 3000-3757
            Railroadiana & Transportation (3000-3559)
                        Model Railroading (3000-3286)
                        Railroad Equipment (3287-3430)          
                        Railroad & Transportation Ephemera (3431-3559)
            Numismatics (3560-3635)
            Tokens (3636-3704)
            Sports (3705-3757)
 
Day 4, February 14th, 2021, Lots 4000-4763
            Art (4000-4137)
            Native Americana (4138-4148)
            Philatelic (4149-4430)
            Bargains & Dealer Specials Part I
                        Stocks & Bonds (4431-4763)
 
Day 5, February 15th, 2021, Lots 5000-5708
            Bargains & Dealer Specials Part II
                        Philatelic (5000-5209)
                        General Americana (5210-5390)
                        Numismatics (5391-5708)
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Royston Coalition Mine Stocks and Docs  [129815]1699 - Royston Coalition Mine Stocks and Docs [129815]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporated Nevada 1933. I/U #422 SE Williams 500 shares issued 1934. Signed Pres and Sec. Blue border and blu embossed seal. Lighted torch vign
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Tonopah Mining Stock Group Plus a Railroad Piece  [113899]1700 - Tonopah Mining Stock Group Plus a Railroad Piece [113899]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6, most different. Includes: Tonopah Divide Mining Co. (1919); New California-Tonopah MC (1920 and 1927); Princess Maude Gold Mining Co. (1903)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***1 for (120.00 + 26.40) = 146.40
 
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Tuscarora Trading Company Stock, Rare Cert. #1, Nevada, 1889  [128884]1701 - Tuscarora Trading Company Stock, Rare Cert. #1, Nevada, 1889 [128884]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare certificate from Tuscarora ghost town and a #1 certificate as well! This colorful historic camp originated with an 1867 discovery of placer gold
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Tuscarora, Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Trio  [113970]1702 - Tuscarora, Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Trio [113970]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different, all self-identified. Scarce. 1) Commonwealth Consolidated Mining Co. "Veritas" and "All Alone" Mines. Issued...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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White Pine County, Nevada Mining Stock Trio  [113971]1703 - White Pine County, Nevada Mining Stock Trio [113971]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) Exchange Silver Mining & Milling Company. Extra rare. Issued for 100 shares in 1881. Signed by president William Hl. Guio...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Eldorado Wood and Flume Co. Stock   [129816]1704 - Eldorado Wood and Flume Co. Stock [129816]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eldorado Wood and Flume Co. Stock Certificate issued to Ogden Mills (1856-1929), son of capitalist Darius Ogden Mills (1825-1910), Feb 9, 1925. Incor
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Nevada Mining Stock Group  [113878]1705 - Miscellaneous Nevada Mining Stock Group [113878]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 different. Include: Wyoming-Nevada Copper Co. (Winnemucca, 1917); Gibraltar Silver Hill MC (1920): Rochester Silver Corp. (1921): Pioche X-Ra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d********8 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Group (7)  [129501]1706 - Nevada Mining Stock Group (7) [129501]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven includes two from Paymaster Mining Co. of Nevada, 1905, Esmeralda County; two from Brunswick-Gould & Curry, issued in 1910 (not com...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d********8 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Three Mining Stocks from California-Nevada Border Area  [128789]1707 - Three Mining Stocks from California-Nevada Border Area [128789]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes Oriental Gold Mining Company, 1881, Gold Mountain District, Hayseed Mining Company, 1907, issued at Rhyolite. Mines at Lee, Echo mining d
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Union Phosphate Mining & Land Company Stock, New Jersey, 1885  [128879]1708 - Union Phosphate Mining & Land Company Stock, New Jersey, 1885 [128879]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #517, issued in 1885 for 100 shares. Nice vignette of miners working above ground with their picks. The company incorporated in 1883. The compan
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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New Mexico Mining Stocks and Bonds (3)  [128832]1709 - New Mexico Mining Stocks and Bonds (3) [128832]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three pieces. 1) New Mexico Mining Company, issued stock from 1867 for 100 shares. Mines at Ortiz, New Mexico Territory. Cert. #406. Uncanceled. 2) Na
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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New Mexico Territory Smelting & Milling Company Stock Certificate  [127004]1710 - New Mexico Territory Smelting & Milling Company Stock Certificate [127004]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare stock certificate presented by The Bayard Smelting & Milling Company . It is unissued and has all its coupons intact. It is signed , but s...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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New York and Boston Silver Lead Company Stock, 1860's  [128886]1711 - New York and Boston Silver Lead Company Stock, 1860's [128886]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #242 was issued to Jaques R. Speyer for 1,700 shares of capital stock ($10 per share). Although the date is not filled in, it is fully issued an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Oregon Mining Stock Certificate Group  [113985]1712 - Oregon Mining Stock Certificate Group [113985]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 different. Includes: Pacific States Mines, Inc. (Medford, 1935); Silver King Mines, Inc. (1924); Silver King Mining Company (1926); Wolf Cree
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to t******h for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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McKean & Elk Land & Improvement Co. Stock Certificate  [107958]1713 - McKean & Elk Land & Improvement Co. Stock Certificate [107958]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gorgeous. Inc. in Pennsylvania. No. 351, issued for 200 shares to MW Woodward in 1865. Signed by president John Cresson and treasurer Biddle. Not canc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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South Dakota Mining Stock Collection  [113975]1714 - South Dakota Mining Stock Collection [113975]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11, most different. Includes: Monitor Mining Co. (Deadwood, 1886); Annie Creek MC (1935); Kirby Furnace Smelting & Refining Co. (1908); V...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******h for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Two Scarce Dakota Mining Stocks  [128813]1715 - Two Scarce Dakota Mining Stocks [128813]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Rare and beautiful South Dakota mining stock from the Midland Mining & Development Company issued in 1892. Great mining vignette we have not ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 22.00) = 122.00
 
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Logan County Mining and Mfg. Company of Virginia Bond, 1860  [128796]1716 - Logan County Mining and Mfg. Company of Virginia Bond, 1860 [128796]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare $500 bond 6%, 1860, 15 coupons. Coal train vignette. Signed by president J George Bolen and B M Weymouth as secretary. The lands of this company
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Washington State Mining Stock Collection: Spokane-Based Companies  [113875]1717 - Washington State Mining Stock Collection: Spokane-Based Companies [113875]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25, most different. Mining companies with offices in Spokane. Some unissued. Included: Republic Iron Mask GMC (uniss.); Clarence Ray Buffalo Hu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to t******h for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Washington State Mining Stock Collection   [113876]1718 - Washington State Mining Stock Collection [113876]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19, most different. Includes: Silver Tip Mining & Power Co. (uniss); Washington Nickel Mining & Alloys Inc. (1937); Blewett Ridge Min...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t******h for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Iron Belt Mining Company Stock, Ashland, Wisconsin, 1895  [128880]1719 - Iron Belt Mining Company Stock, Ashland, Wisconsin, 1895 [128880]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #872, issued for 500 shares in 1895. Located in Ashland County, Wis. printed on the masthead. Ore car and miners outside the portal vignette. W.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Eastern Montana Mining & Smelting Co. Stock Certificate Pair  [129610]1720 - Eastern Montana Mining & Smelting Co. Stock Certificate Pair [129610]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. Both incorporated in Montana and issued in Bozeman. Property located at Clark's Fork, Wyoming Territory. (printed on the ear...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Wyoming Mining Stock Certificate Group  [113872]1721 - Wyoming Mining Stock Certificate Group [113872]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6 different. Includes: Elk Mountain Mining & Milling Co. (1904); Big Five Mining Company (unissued); Wyoming Shovel & Edge Tool Manuf...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to S****2 for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Granite and Stone Co. Stocks  [122417]1722 - Granite and Stone Co. Stocks [122417]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. 1. Three Unissued:Pink Granite Co. U/C, great vignette, dateline 1891, Black, $10 gold under print. Incorporate Virginia. Old Bangor Sla
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Marble Company Stock Certificates (11)  [127406]1723 - Marble Company Stock Certificates (11) [127406]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of eleven stock certificates issued by various mining companies. Included are (Two) Moretti White Marble Company (1923), Nevada Marble Comp
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Group of 21 Mining Stocks from Misc. States  [129484]1724 - Group of 21 Mining Stocks from Misc. States [129484]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 20 different. Some of the nicer ones include: Taylor Plumas Mill and Mining Co. (CA), 1886; Empress Gold Mining & Milling Company, (CO)...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 280.00 - 400.00
Sold to c****o for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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International Gold Amalgamating Company Stock  [129847]1725 - International Gold Amalgamating Company Stock [129847]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
337 for 500 shares to August Motter(?). Datelined New York 1865. Used for the purpose of purchasing property. Signed by William Cobb president and Sam
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mining Equipment Stock and Bonds  [122416]1726 - Mining Equipment Stock and Bonds [122416]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40 . I/C. I/U, U/U combined. Incorporate. Throughout the US: N.Y. Delaware, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Calif, , Ohio, Colo. . Issued from
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******h for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Three Western Mining Stocks  [128823]1727 - Three Western Mining Stocks [128823]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes: 1) Philadelphia Mining & Smelting Company, 1882, Location, Alturas County, Idaho.2) The Consolidated Alaskan Company, 1906. 3) Bea...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Unusual Mining Stocks.    [122418]1728 - Unusual Mining Stocks. [122418]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 21. Combination of I?U and I/C and U/U. Mining related stocks from around the US.: II Corp. in Delaware, New Jersey, W. Virginia, Colorado,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w*****s for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Uranium Mining Stock Certificate Collection  [113896]1729 - Uranium Mining Stock Certificate Collection [113896]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 22 different. These are mostly issued in the 1950s, an important era for uranium mining in the US. Following the atomic bombing of Japan in WWI
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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