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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W. Rose & Co, Bureau of Mining Circular1681 - W. Rose & Co, Bureau of Mining Circular
Holabird Western Americana Collections
We aren't sure exactly what to call this 3.25 x 5.5" paper. On one side is the fancy script title with their locations in Virginia City (co...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Virginia & Andes Corporation Stock Certificates1682 - Virginia & Andes Corporation Stock Certificates
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Dealer lot with 22 framed stock certificates for the Consolidated Virginia & Andes Mining Corporation. Contains gold-seal and three pictorials o...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******g for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Four Nevada Mining Town Scene Real Photo Postcards1683 - Four Nevada Mining Town Scene Real Photo Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Identified as Ely on back of one postcard, but probably a satellite town of Ely. Looks like office buildings, dormitory, and other buildings. Nice set
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two Wonder Mill Photographs1684 - Two Wonder Mill Photographs
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1) The Nevada Wonder Mill. Photo by Walter Browden. Photo has some fading and is lifted a bit from mount. 2) View of Wonder, Nevada. Photo by Walter B
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to p******1 for (375.00 + 86.25) = 461.25
 
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Two Wonder, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates incl. Monnette Signature1685 - Two Wonder, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates incl. Monnette Signature
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different. 1) Monnette Wonder Mining Company. Mines in the Wonder Mining District, Churchill County. No. 141, issued for 500 shares in 1907. Signe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*********r for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Unique Wonder, Nevada Photo Album1686 - Unique Wonder, Nevada Photo Album
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a/the premier Wonder, Nevada photograph album. 50 photographs. 17 photos identified as G. H. Richardso
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to p******1 for (1,600.00 + 368.00) = 1,968.00
 
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Three Yerington, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1687 - Three Yerington, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Included: 1) Yerington Mountain Copper Company. Issued for 100 shares in 1919. Not cancelled. Very nice looking design with mining vignette.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****W for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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"Washoe" Mining Stock Certificates1688 - "Washoe" Mining Stock Certificates
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3 Stock certificates with Washoe in the name. One is for The Washoe Tool Manufacturing Company from New York that made hand tools like picks and shove
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1689 - 20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of 20. Includes: Mineral Mountain Mining Co., Genii Cons. Mines Co., Eureka Silver Lick Extension Mines Co., U.S. Consolidated Mines, Inc.,Black B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F*********h for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Second Group of 20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1690 - Second Group of 20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of 20. Includes: American Eagle Mines Co., Nevada Birch Creek MC, The Realization Co., Angleus Mining & Leasing Co., San Rafael Cons. MC, Ge...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F*********h for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Third Group of 20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1691 - Third Group of 20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of 20. Vast majority are mining. Includes: Cactus Nevada SMC, The Quicksilver Corp., Submarine Gold Dredging Co., California-Nevada Creamery Co.,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F*********h for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Fourth Group of 20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1692 - Fourth Group of 20 Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of 20. Includes: El Camino Oil Co., Nevada-Commonwealth M&MC, Nevada Coalition GMC, Nevada Homestake MC,Premier Paymaster MC, Oro Belle Cons...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F*********h for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Bristol & Castleton, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1693 - Bristol & Castleton, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of two certificates. Bristol and Castleton are Nevada ghost towns located near Pioche. 1) Prince Consolidated Mining Company. (Castleton). Inc. in
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b******a for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Central Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1694 - Central Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of 4 different from Simon, Quartz Mountain, Silver Hill, and Broken Hills. Included: Simon South Silver Mines Co. (1919, punch cancelled, mining v
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Eastern Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1695 - Eastern Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different. Included: Ferber Copper Company (1917, not cancelled), Argyle Mining Company (1925, not cancelled), Tenabo Mining & Smelting...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to T*********t for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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National and Mountain City, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1696 - National and Mountain City, Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of 3 different. 1) National Mining & Tunnel Company. Issued in 1911 to A.L. Baker for 215,000 shares. Signed by the president (Fisher) and s...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Collection (16)1697 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Collection (16)
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Lot of 16 different. Many unknown to us. Included: Banner Dev. Co. (1930), Oro Amigo Platino MC (1929), Black Mammoth Cons. MC (1955), Uncle Same Mini
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificates (11)1698 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificates (11)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11, including one bond. Includes: Consolidated Mining & Refining Co. (1924, not cxl); Mornington Mining Co. (1923, not cxl); Valley Gold ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificates (9)1699 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificates (9)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine different. Includes: Operator Cons. Mines Co. (1934, not cxl, vignettes); Mineral Mountain Mining Co. (1927, not cxl); Silver Pick Cons. M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Rawhide & Bovard1700 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Rawhide & Bovard
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Two different. 1) Rawhide Coalition Mines Company. No. 1872, issued for 100 shares to U.G. Persing on Aug. 29, 1908. Signed by the president (E.W. Kin
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Estimates : 90.00 - 130.00
Sold to 6****A for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Rye Patch, Getchell, Winnemucca1701 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Rye Patch, Getchell, Winnemucca
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Lot of 4. Included: Rye Patch Agnes Mining & Milling Company (1926, not cancelled, three mining vignettes), Getchell Mine, Inc. (two issued and ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Seven Troughs, Wonder, Luning1702 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Seven Troughs, Wonder, Luning
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Lot of 4 different. Included: Luning Consolidated Silver Mine Co. of Nevada (1921, stamp and punch cancelled, mining vignette), Seven Troughs Coalitio
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Nevada Salt Marshes in Mining & Scientific Press1703 - Nevada Salt Marshes in Mining & Scientific Press
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Two volumes: September 27 and March 29. Both volumes have information on Nevada Salt Works. Also a nice Colorado River look. Includes all the usual mi
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to s****l for (75.00 + 15.75) = 90.75
 
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Nice Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Group1704 - Nice Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Group
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Lot of six different. Includes: The Manhattan Union Mining Co. (1906, not cancelled, folds with some separation); Butte Boys Cons. Mining Co. (1929, n
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nine Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates1705 - Nine Different Nevada Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of nine. Includes: Holly Consolidated Mines Co. (1924, not cxl); Morington Mining Co. (1921, not cxl, deep folds); Syndicate Hydraulic Mines Inc.
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Packard Extension Mines Co. Stock Certificate1706 - Packard Extension Mines Co. Stock Certificate
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Stock certificate for the Packard Extension Mines Company for 1,000 shares in 1916. It is the only Packard Extension Mines stock certificate we have
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9***6 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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