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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1989-2001 Pres. Inauguration Police Badges  [131048]2700 - 1989-2001 Pres. Inauguration Police Badges [131048]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1989 (Reagan), #329, Secret Service Uniformed Div. , Blackinton. 1993 (Clinton), #452, Federal Protective Services, Blanlinton mfg. 2
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Estimate : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to d*******f for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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1989, 93, 97 Pres. Inauguration Police Badges  [131043]2701 - 1989, 93, 97 Pres. Inauguration Police Badges [131043]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. #498, U.S. Park Police, 1993, Blackinton MFG. #060, 1989, U.S. Navy Police, Blankinton MFG. #93, 1997, U.S. Police Tennessee Valley
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Pres Inauguration 1993 Badges  [131051]2702 - Pres Inauguration 1993 Badges [131051]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1993, #13, MD. Natl, Cap. Park Police, Sun Badge Co. 1993, #437, Deputy Sheriff, Prince George County MD. , Nielsen Mfg. 1993, Pri
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 850.00
 
 
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1993-2001 Inauguration Badges  [131052]2703 - 1993-2001 Inauguration Badges [131052]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1993, # 1962 & 3992, Metropolitan Police D.C. Bastian Mfg. 2001, #212, DOJ Justice Protective Service. Collinson Ent. Never is...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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1993-2001 Inauguration Police Badges  [131049]2704 - 1993-2001 Inauguration Police Badges [131049]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1993, #1274, Metro Police, Blackinton mfg. 2001, #074, Joint Chiefs of Staff Security, Collinson Ent. 2001, #199, US Mint Police, Black
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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1989-97 Presidential Inauguration Badges  [131045]2705 - 1989-97 Presidential Inauguration Badges [131045]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1993, #433, Metro Police, Blackinton Mfg. #278, 1997, US Park Police, Blackinton Mfg. #543, 1989 (Reagan), Federal Protective Service
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimate : 700.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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1993, 2001. Inaug. Police badges  [131050]2706 - 1993, 2001. Inaug. Police badges [131050]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1993, , Smithsonian Insitution Special Police, Blackinton mfg. shows some light wear on back, 2001, Supreme Court Police, Collinson Ent
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Estimate : 400.00 - 850.00
Sold to c********y for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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2001 & 2005  Inauguration Police Badges  [131042]2707 - 2001 & 2005 Inauguration Police Badges [131042]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. #510, 2005 Air Force One Security, w/mini lapel badge, Collinson MFG. #003, Maryland State Police,2001, GEORGE W. BUSH
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 2*****l for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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2001 President Inauguration Law Enforcement Badges   [131040]2708 - 2001 President Inauguration Law Enforcement Badges [131040]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 2001 first inauguration of George W. Bush law enforcement badges. U.S. Park Police #702 Blackinton Mfg, Alexandria Virginia #070 Collin
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Clinton and Bush Inauguration Police badges  [131041]2709 - Clinton and Bush Inauguration Police badges [131041]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Metro Transit Police, 1993, Blankinton Mfg, #3075 Moetro Police D.C., 1997, Blackinton MFG., 2001, American University Police, SunBadge
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 450.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Department of the Interior Report of 1880  [131407]2710 - Department of the Interior Report of 1880 [131407]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the first of three volumes of the annual report from The Secretary of the Interior, Carl Schurz, under President Rutherford B. Hayes in year 1
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Metro Airport Auth 2001 Inauguration Badges  [131047]2711 - Metro Airport Auth 2001 Inauguration Badges [131047]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police #327, 2001, George W. Bush 43rd Pres. Of the US . #351, 2001, Chi
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Pres. Inauguration Police Badges 1989-97  [131044]2712 - Pres. Inauguration Police Badges 1989-97 [131044]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. #DE11, 1989, US DOE OSS, Blackinton MFG.. #000, 1997, Library of Congress, Blackinton MFG (in original package). #412, 1993, Naval Int
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to l********y.. for (125.00 + 31.25) = 156.25
 
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Silver Plate Presidents Spoon Collection (35)  [131349]2713 - Silver Plate Presidents Spoon Collection (35) [131349]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 35 silver plate spoons commemorating U.S. Presidents. Spoons measure about 6" in length and are engraved with a President's...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Collector Booklet  [131356]2714 - Abraham Lincoln Collector Booklet [131356]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 23-page booklet outlining the literature and collections of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is compiled by Albert H. Gr
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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1860 Broadside for "A Pictorial Biography of Andrew Jackson"  [128864]2715 - 1860 Broadside for "A Pictorial Biography of Andrew Jackson" [128864]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The broadside was a proposal for publishing A Pictorial Biography of Andrew Jackson, Embellished with over One Hundred Engravings from designs by Bens
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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An Array of Campaign Badges & Buttons (20)  [131114]2716 - An Array of Campaign Badges & Buttons (20) [131114]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A bunch (Two dozen or so) of campaign buttons touting everyone from the psychedelic Ronald Reagan and "Tricky Dick Nixon" to Barry Goldwat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********O for (45.00 + 9.90) = 54.90
 
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Campaign Photo Pin Back of David B. Hill  [131131]2717 - Campaign Photo Pin Back of David B. Hill [131131]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a photo badge showing a photo of presidential hopeful David B. Hill at the 1892 Democratic Convention in Chicago. David Bennett Hill was an A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to b****5 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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James A. Garfield Memorial Book  [131018]2718 - James A. Garfield Memorial Book [131018]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This first edition of the Life and Character of James A. Garfield by James G. Blaine is autographed by the author. It was published February 27, 1882,
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Kennedy/Nixon  Campaign Buttons (11)  [131095]2719 - Kennedy/Nixon Campaign Buttons (11) [131095]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A blast from the past. Kennedy/Nixon campaign buttons ranging from one inch to 2.5". Please see photos for more detail and condition. Date: ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Political Campaign Buttons From the 1960's(13)  [131090]2720 - Political Campaign Buttons From the 1960's(13) [131090]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of 1960's era campaign buttons, featuring Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Edmund Brown and Bobby Kennedy. Please see photos for more de...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Presidential Christmas Card Collection  [131077]2721 - Presidential Christmas Card Collection [131077]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 100 official White House Christmas cards, 1976-2005, many in two sizes, a regular card about 5 x 6" and a large card perhaps 11 x 14"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 2*****l for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Roosevelt/McKinley  Campaign Photo Buttons (3)  [131097]2722 - Roosevelt/McKinley Campaign Photo Buttons (3) [131097]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A trio of campaign photo buttons featuring Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley. There's a small campaign button featuring Roosevelt ad ru...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Stevenson/Eisenhower Campaign Buttons  [131094]2723 - Stevenson/Eisenhower Campaign Buttons [131094]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 16 campaign buttons featuring Dwight Eisenhower (Republican) and Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson for the 1956 presidential campa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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US Presidential Lot  [131278]2724 - US Presidential Lot [131278]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Varied group of US Presidential material. Includes from "Log Cabin to White House," a biography of James A. Garfield, 1881, 478 pages. Por...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********O for (70.00 + 15.40) = 85.40
 
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Various Presidential Campaign Buttons(19)  [131096]2725 - Various Presidential Campaign Buttons(19) [131096]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 19 campaign buttons from presidential elections in the 20th century. Candidates include Nixon, Agnew, Rockefeller, Herbert Hoover and
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********O for (30.00 + 6.60) = 36.60
 
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Wendell Willkie Campaign Buttons  [131093]2726 - Wendell Willkie Campaign Buttons [131093]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A lot of 40 (Approximate) campaign buttons touting the 1940 Republican candidate for president, Wendell Willkie (1892-1944). Most measure about three
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to C*********h for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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William Jennings Bryan Photo Buttons  [131092]2727 - William Jennings Bryan Photo Buttons [131092]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photo campaign buttons featuring William Jennings Bryan who ran three times for the presidency and lost. There are seven buttons measuring from one ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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William McKinley Campaign Button  [131091]2728 - William McKinley Campaign Button [131091]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Campaign Portrait button of the 25th President, William McKinley (1843-1901). Button measures little over 2" and has wear on the reverse. Pleas...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Political Pamphlets and Periodicals (7)  [128249]2729 - Political Pamphlets and Periodicals (7) [128249]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A half dozen publications dealing with the origin of the Republican Party, a celebration of the Oxford University Press, a 1996 antiquarian book catal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****5 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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