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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Pre-Columbus Library with Extras4600 - Pre-Columbus Library with Extras
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Volumes total with 4 on the US before the arrival and europeanization of America. Volumes include, "1421; The Year China Discovered America&q...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Darwin, 7 Volumes4601 - Darwin, 7 Volumes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Darwin's Religious Odyssey. 2) Paleoclimate and Evolution with Emphasis on Human Origins. 3) Darwin The Indelible Stamp, The Evolution of an ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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The Fremont Cannon and Xerox Papers.4602 - The Fremont Cannon and Xerox Papers.
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The Fremont Cannon, High Up and Far Back, by Ernest Allan Lewis. 1st edition, as new condition, blue cloth binding, not issued with dust jacket, publi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a*******7 for (65.00 + 13.65) = 78.65
 
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Treasure in the Southwest, 6 Volumes4603 - Treasure in the Southwest, 6 Volumes
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1) Lost Mines of the Old West by Howard D. Clark. 2) Lost Treasures of the West by Brad Williams and Choral Pepper. 3) Lost Mines & Buried Trea...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rock Art Library4604 - Rock Art Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 Volumes on Rock Art that include "The Archaeology of Rock-Art" by Christopher Chippindale and Paul S. C. Tacon, "The Rocks Begin To...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******9 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Western Exploration and Archaeology Library4605 - Western Exploration and Archaeology Library
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13 Volumes on Western exploration and archaeology. Includes titles such as "Becoming Aztlan" by Carroll L. Riley w/ dust jacket, Southwes...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 170.00
Sold to p*******9 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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World and Western History Library4606 - World and Western History Library
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Large history library that consists of approximately 105 volumes that fill up 4 boxes on world, and U.S. history. Examples from this collection inclu
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Spanish, Mexican, and American Military in South West Pre-Civil War Library.4607 - Spanish, Mexican, and American Military in South West Pre-Civil War Library.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 Volumes of Spanish, Mexican, and American military presence in the South West. Includes, "Mexican-American War 1846-1848" by Ron Field,...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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US World at War Library4608 - US World at War Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 26 Volumes on the US in Wars and other conflict like Vietnam and Korea. Titles include "The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Non-American World Battles Library4609 - Non-American World Battles Library
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15 Volumes on world battles that do not have US involvement. Titles include, "The Oxford History of the French Revolution" by William Doy...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9***6 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Kings of the Battlefield by W. Sanford Ramey4610 - Kings of the Battlefield by W. Sanford Ramey
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Kings of the Battlefield by W. Sanford Ramey, Illustrated, Philadelphia: Aetna Publishing Co., 1884. This piece is 525 pages and covers: I Napoleon Bo
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World War I Library4611 - World War I Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 Volumes on World War I that includes "The Fierce Lambs" by A.A. Hoehling, w/ dust jacket, First Edition 1960, "The Lusitania Disas...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9***6 for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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World War II Air and Battles Library4612 - World War II Air and Battles Library
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20 Volumes of World War II air and battle literature including, "The Wild Blue" by Stephen E. Ambrose, w/ dust jacket, "Scandinavian ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World War II General Histories4613 - World War II General Histories
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True library with 79 volumes of books on World War II including two complete sets of Time Life books, "World War II" and "The Third R...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Japan in WW II Library4614 - Japan in WW II Library
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18 Volumes about Japan in WW II and perspectives from both American and Japanese authors. Titles include, "Japanese Americans; From Relocation...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***6 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Central and South America Library4615 - Central and South America Library
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Approximately 52 volumes on the history of Central and South America, mostly Inca. Examples from the group include, "The Golden Man, The Quest...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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New Granada: Holton4616 - New Granada: Holton
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New Granada by Isaac F. Holton. Title page reads as follows: New Granada: Twenty Months In The Andes. By Isaac F. Holton, M.A., Professor of Chemistr
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Roman Empire Library4617 - Roman Empire Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 Volumes on the Roman Empire including "The Campaigns of Alexander" by Arrian, w/ dust jacket, "The Decline And Fall of The Roman Em...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Life In Mexico by Madame Caleleron De La Baria4618 - Life In Mexico by Madame Caleleron De La Baria
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Life In Mexico by Madame Caleleron De La Baria. Titles page reads as follows, Life in Mexico, During A Residence Of Two Years In That Country. By Mad
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Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Mexico History Library4619 - Mexico History Library
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Large library that consists of 72 Volumes on Mexican history that fill 3 boxes. Examples from this collection include, "The Mexicans; A Person...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon by Herndon4620 - Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon by Herndon
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Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon made under direction of the Navy Department by William Lewis Herndon and Lardner Gibbon in two volumes. Third
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Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j*******5 for (350.00 + 73.50) = 423.50
 
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History of The Conquest of Peru 2 Vols.4621 - History of The Conquest of Peru 2 Vols.
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Early history of Spain's acquisition of Peru in volumes I and II of William H. Prescott's "History of The Conquest of Peru" Publis...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Mac Cann's Argentine Provinces4622 - Mac Cann's Argentine Provinces
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An account of Two Thounsand Miles' Ride Through The Argentine Provinces Being an Account of The Natural Products of The Country, And Habits of T...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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3 Great South American Books4623 - 3 Great South American Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Wild Scenes in South America" by Don Ramon Paez, 2nd edition, 1863. Hardbound, cloth cover, 8.5" x 5.5". 2) Part One by Lie...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Humboldt: Cuadros De La Naturaleza4624 - Humboldt: Cuadros De La Naturaleza
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A book 'Words of Alejandro of Humboldt'. Title page reads as follows: Obras De Alejandro De Humboldt. Titled: Cuadros De La Naturaleza Por ...
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Start Price : 37.50 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Russia History Library4625 - Russia History Library
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Approximately 20 Volumes on Russian History that include, "The Hidden War; A Russian Journalist's Account of The Soviet War in Afghanistan&...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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History of Spain Library4626 - History of Spain Library
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Large library with 42 Volumes on the history of Spain. Examples include, "Spanish Colonial Silver" by Leona Davis Boylan, "The Voyag...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (20.00 + 4.80) = 24.80
 
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