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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General Stock Certificate Group (Airways, Steel, Electric, Etc.)  [113996]4744 - General Stock Certificate Group (Airways, Steel, Electric, Etc.) [113996]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 50+. Includes: numerous for Pan American World Airways, Inc. (1960s); Central States Electric Corp. (1940s); RH Macy & Co. (1960s); Pacif...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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Jewelry & Diamond Company Stock Certificates  [128449]4745 - Jewelry & Diamond Company Stock Certificates [128449]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five stock certificates from jewelry or diamond companies: The Copio Diamond Co.; Berks Jewelry Co.; British-American Diamond Co.; Crystalograp
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Knife & Cutlery Company Stock Certificates  [128444]4746 - Knife & Cutlery Company Stock Certificates [128444]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five stock certificates from cutlery companies: Alva Knife Mfg. Co. (Alva, OK); Casterlline Cutlery Co.; Conner Knife Co.(2); Alpine Heights Es
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Laundry Company Stock Certificates  [128443]4747 - Laundry Company Stock Certificates [128443]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight stock certificates from laundry companies: Drivers Independent Laundry Co.; American Textile Soap Co. (3); Dryomatic Corporation of Ameri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p******n for (30.00 + 6.60) = 36.60
 
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Lumber Company Stock Certificates  [128440]4748 - Lumber Company Stock Certificates [128440]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 stock certificates from lumber companies: Bell Lumber Co.; Baker White Pine Lumber Co.; Columa Lumber Co.; Chicago Mill and Lumber Corp.; Am
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to p******n for (130.00 + 28.60) = 158.60
 
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Office and Business Machine Company Stock Certificates  [128438]4749 - Office and Business Machine Company Stock Certificates [128438]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 stock certificates from office and business machine companies: Addograph Co.; American Calculating Machine Co.; American Ad-Photo Scope (3)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Perfume Company Stock Certificates  [128442]4750 - Perfume Company Stock Certificates [128442]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two rare perfume company stock certificates: 1) Angeles Perfume Co.; 2) The American Perfume Vending and Manufacturing Co. Date: Country (if
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Revenue Stamp Stock Certificates  [127894]4751 - Revenue Stamp Stock Certificates [127894]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four stock certificates boasting bold revenue stamps. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Safety Razor Stock Certificate Collection  [127955]4752 - Safety Razor Stock Certificate Collection [127955]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve stock certificates from companies making razor blades: Collins Safety Razors (2); Clipper Rotaty Razor Co.; Elgin Safety Razor Company;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Scripophily Beginners Collection  [128459]4753 - Scripophily Beginners Collection [128459]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 miscellaneous stock certificates. Good selection for beginning collectors. Early dates (1887, 1888), nice vignettes including black woman an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Sign Company Stock Certificates  [127956]4754 - Sign Company Stock Certificates [127956]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four stock certificates from sign companies: Electro-Lens Sign Co.; Electric Advertising Sign Co.; The Advance Sign Co.; Signograph Co. Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Stock Certificate Variety Group: Navigation, Telegraph, Food, Etc.  [113852]4755 - Stock Certificate Variety Group: Navigation, Telegraph, Food, Etc. [113852]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 different. Includes: Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. (1914); Truckee-Carson Farmers Assoc. (1909); Matson Navigation Co. (1952); Nippon Poultr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Stock Certificates with Nice Vignettes  [113854]4756 - Stock Certificates with Nice Vignettes [113854]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7 different. Please inspect! Includes: Pioneer Steamship Co. (1922); United States Lines, Inc. (1940); American Oak Leather Co. (unissued 1880s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Stores and Chain Stores Stock Certificate Collection  [127884]4757 - Stores and Chain Stores Stock Certificate Collection [127884]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 32 stock certificates from consumer retail stores: Emporium of St. Paul; Consumers Stores Co.; Dalhart Leader Dry Goods Co.; Deering Mercantile
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to s********K for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Toy & Novelty Company Stock Certificates  [127907]4758 - Toy & Novelty Company Stock Certificates [127907]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three stock certificates from novelty companies: Bellevue Novelty Co. the Bear Necessities, Inc.; American Novelty Co. Date: Country (if n
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****W for (30.00 + 6.60) = 36.60
 
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Paper Company Stock Certificates  [128437]4759 - Paper Company Stock Certificates [128437]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 stock certificates from paper companies: Scott Paper Co. (3); Standard Paper Manufacturing Co.; Eldora Paper Co.; Bayless Pulp & Pap...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Type Machines For Printing Stock Certificates  [128435]4760 - Type Machines For Printing Stock Certificates [128435]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine stock certificates from companies making type equipment: Automatic Phototype Co.' Assheton Duplicating Register Co. (1888); Dow Comp...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to a********n.. for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Typewriter Company Stock Certificates  [128436]4761 - Typewriter Company Stock Certificates [128436]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four stock certificates from typewriter companies: American Manicopy Typewriter Co. (2); Corona Typewriter Co.; The Cahill Electric Typewriter
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p******n for (160.00 + 35.20) = 195.20
 
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Sports Company Stock Certificates  [127882]4762 - Sports Company Stock Certificates [127882]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four stock certificates from sporting companies: New York Track & Field Relays, Inc. (unissued); Seaview Gold Club (New Jersey, 1927; Ame...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Tobacco & Cigar Stock Certificates (4)  [118760]4763 - Tobacco & Cigar Stock Certificates (4) [118760]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two from Alles & Fisher, Inc. (MA) issued in 1928 in two different colors. Bpth have a vignette of two cigars as an "X". Also, Burley ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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