Western Americana Safari

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Western Americana Safari Auction

This four day sale features some of our best offerings to date in the following categories: Gold, Mining, Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms, Taxidermy, Railroad & Express, Tokens, Coins, Ingots, Medals, Bottles, Gaming, and General Americana.

Highlights include: the Don Young Collection of US Medals & Exonumia, arguably one of the largest collections ever offered; a major collection of identified gold nuggets and Comstock mineral specimens; a huge collection of mining artifacts, including candlesticks, carbide lamps, mining ephemera and stock certificates; silver ingots and large American silver medals; US & Mexican coins, gold tokens, and dies; nearly 100 taxidermy mounts centralized on the American West and Africa; a gaming section of rare chips and a pre-1910 roulette table; a token section with the final Montana Svoboda pieces as well a rare Bodie token and gold nugget tokens; historical autographs including George Armstrong Custer, Ben Holladay, Sharon-Mills-Ralston, and important Comstock and Western political figures; firearms and weaponry including nearly 50 firearms and a Constitutional Delegate's sword; Western cutlery (1850s-1880); antique bottles incl. Bodie & colored Nevada; a California Gold Rush section incl. an 1856 vigilance committee medal, a presentation belt buckle, and rare ephemera; fantastic Native Americana and Cowboy sections; and much more!

Please see the auction schedule below.

Auction Schedule

Day One (Friday, December 9th, 2016) (Lots 1000-1706)
Gold (Lots 1000-1053)
Ore/Mineral Specimens (Lots 1054-1074)
Mining Part I (Lots 1075-1706)
Mining Candlesticks (Lots 1075-1095)
Mining Hardhats (Lots 1096-1098)
Carbide Mining Lamps (Lots 1099-1254)
Safety Mining Lamps (Lots 1255-1275)
Teapot Mining Lamps (Lots 1276-1301)
Assay (Lots 1302-1328)
Mining Ephemera (State/City) (Lots 1329-1706)
Alaska thru Nevada

Day Two (Saturday, December 10th, 2016) (Lots 2000-2674)
Mining Part II (Lots 2000-2155)
State/City (New Jersey thru Foreign) (Lots 2000- 2103)
Gold Rush (Lots 2104-2134)
Mining Spoons (Lots 2135-2155)
Native Americana (Lots 2156-2334)
Baskets (Lots 2156-2184)
Beadwork (Lots 2185-2203)
Cradleboards (Lots 2204-2207)
Jewelry (Lots 2208-2251)
Moccasins (Lots 2252-2258)
Weapons & Points (Lots 2259-2279)
Pottery (Lots 2280-2301)
Rugs (Lots 2302-2317)
Art, Artifacts, & Ephemera (Lots 2318-2334)
Cowboy (Lots 2335-2404)
Franz Trevors (C.M. Russell) Paintings (Lots 2335-2338)
Saddles (Lots 2339-2349)
Spurs & Bits (Lots 2350-2377)
Clothing (Lots 2378-2390)
Ephemera (Lots 2391-2404)
Firearms, Weaponry, & Military (Lots 2405-2498)
Taxidermy (Lots 2499-2579)
Sorted Alphabetically
Railroad, Stage, & Steamship (Lots 2580-2635)
Sorted by State/City
Wells Fargo & Other Express (Lots 2636-2674)
Wells Fargo (Lots 2636-2659)
Railroad Express (Lots 2660-2666)
Other Express (Lots 2667-2674)

Day Three (Sunday, December 11th, 2016) (Lots 3000-3651)
Tokens (State/City) (Lots 3000-3139)
Numismatics (Lots 3140-3651)
Ingots (Lots 3140-3152)
Currency & Scrip (Lots 3153-3163)
Ephemera (Lots 3164-3185)
Coins & Coin Collectibles (Lots 3186-3262)
US & Other Coins (Lots 3186-3193)
Mexican Coins (Lots 3194-3255)
Coin Collectibles (Lots 3256-3262)
Cal Fractionals & Gaming Counters (Lots 3263-3280)
Hart’s Coins of the Golden West (Lots 3281-3295)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (Lots 3296-3342)
Don Young US Medal Collection (Lots 3343-3651)
Alphabetical by Association (ANA-TAMS)

Day Four (Monday, December 12th, 2016) (Lots 4000-4626)
Bottles, Saloon, & Brewing (Lots 4000-4071)
Bottles (Lots 4000-4056)
Saloon & Brewing (Lots 4057-4071)
Gaming (Lots 4072-4112)
General Americana (Lots 4113-4626)
Various (Lots 4113-4194)
Sorted by State / City (Alabama thru Foreign) (Lots 4195-4570)
Books (Lots 4571-4626)
Directories (Lots 4571-4587)
General (Lots 4588-4626)


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Alaskan Gold Leaf and Flat Nuggets1000 - Alaskan Gold Leaf and Flat Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.53 troy ounces. Longest specimen is 1.7 cm long. Widest specimen is 1.1 cm wide. State: Alaska City: Nome Date: FHWAC#:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to G********B.. for (700.00 + 168.00) x 1 = 868.00
 
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Nome Placer Gold1001 - Nome Placer Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.98 troy ounces. Small nuggets! State: Alaska City: Nome Date: FHWAC#: 42628
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,450.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to G********B.. for (1,200.00 + 288.00) x 1 = 1,488.00
 
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Nome, Alaska Fine Gold1002 - Nome, Alaska Fine Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.79 troy ounces. Alaska Gold!!! State: Alaska City: Nome Date: FHWAC#: 42632
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,150.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to G********B.. for (725.00 + 174.00) x 1 = 899.00
 
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Nome, Alaska Placer Gold1003 - Nome, Alaska Placer Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three specimens. 0.46 troy ounces, Largest measures 1.5 x 1.3cm. State: Alaska City: Nome Date: FHWAC#: 42630
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 650.00 - 800.00
Sold to G********B.. for (650.00 + 156.00) x 1 = 806.00
 
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Three Nome, Alaska Gold Nuggets1004 - Three Nome, Alaska Gold Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Combined weight is 0.68 troy ounces. One piece is 2.1 cm long. Height on all three is about 1.6 or 1.7 cm. State: Alaska City: Nome
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to G********B.. for (750.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 930.00
 
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Two Nome Gold Nuggets1005 - Two Nome Gold Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Quartz showing. Each is roughly 0.6 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm. 0.31 troy ounces. State: Alaska City: Nome Date: FHWAC#: 42631
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 600.00
Sold to e*****3 for (250.00 + 43.75) x 1 = 293.75
 
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Premium Crystalline Arizona Placer Gold Nuggets1006 - Premium Crystalline Arizona Placer Gold Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.38 ounces. Largest of these nuggets is 1.7 cm long. This formation of the placer gold seems to indicate it comes from near the original source of th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to S*****5 for (425.00 + 89.25) x 1 = 514.25
 
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Southeast Pima County, Arizona Placer Gold1007 - Southeast Pima County, Arizona Placer Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.88 troy ounces. Largest nugget measures 2.0 cm. State: Arizona City: Pima Date: FHWAC#: 42610
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to G********B.. for (1,000.00 + 240.00) x 1 = 1,240.00
 
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Gold Nuggets from the Bradshaw Mountains (Arizona)1008 - Gold Nuggets from the Bradshaw Mountains (Arizona)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 small specimens from these mountains east of Stanton, Arizona. 0.15 ounces. State: Arizona City: Stanton Date: FHWAC#
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 225.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 45.60) x 1 = 235.60
 
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Gold Nugget from the Rare Locale of the Vulture Mine1009 - Gold Nugget from the Rare Locale of the Vulture Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.46 troy ounces. 1.0 x 3.3 2.7 cm. Excellent example of crystalline form placer gold. The Vulture Mine is a gold mine and abandoned settlement nestl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to F*****a for (700.00 + 168.00) x 1 = 868.00
 
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