Western Americana Signature Sale (May 2021 Auction)

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2021 Auction, the "Western Americana Signature Sale!"

We were wonderfully astounded to have about 7500 registered bidders in the last sale, which had about $1 million in collectibles of all sorts. We set a new company record with over 715 separate buyers. Now, we have the chance to do it again, with another amazing offering of fresh material from dozens of collections from across America!

This sale has many, many highlights, including:

*Gold nuggets and high grade gold specimens- from two major collections, some of the best high grade gold specimens we’ve had in years from the William Mayrsohn Collection, a long time mining executive.

*Mining artifacts, historical items- we’ve got the whole gamut of material, inclusive of some of the best and rarest of their kinds

*Rare books and references- Fremont to a detailed, multi-volume set of Oxford dictionary

*Custom made copper cannon from Michigan’s Copper Range

*Numismatics- medals, tokens galore from major collections, including Ron Lerch.

*Rare Ingots- Silver c1874 ingot from Bristol, NV; ingots from the Mayrsohn Collection

*Ken Prag Collections:
          --Autograph collection: eleven different Thomas Edison stocks; signers of the Declaration; famous financial figures (JP Morgan, Jay Gould, Rockefeller); Houdini, and more.
           --American Express Collection: a once-in-a-lifetime offering of numerous pieces spanning the history of the company, and including what we believe is the earliest American Express Stock ever offered at auction! 
          --Early American stocks- American turnpikes, plank roads and banks, including a great collection of Robert Morris material
          --Republic of Texas document collections

*Historical breast badges and ribbons

*Historical photographs: Deadwood, Dodge City, Leadville, Eastern Nevada and more

*Fire Dept Bell from Silver City, Nevada

*Gaming collectibles

*Native Americana- wonderful historical material- much from the historic Miles family of Ely- including important historical photos of White River petroglyphs, c1920; the research library of the Ely Cosmological Society c1920, much inscribed by key Pittman. Great selection of turquoise jewelry. The overall variety and quality is astounding, and you won’t want to miss it.

Previews welcome, by appointment. Questions welcome over the phone or via email.

And don't forget, your collection could be here! We want quality collections!

--The Holabird Team

Auction Schedule

Day 1, May 13th, 2021 (Lots 1000-1640)
    Art (1000-1178)
    Stocks & Bonds (1179-1640)
         Autographs (feat. Morris Collection, Edison Collection, Gould Collection, Rockefeller, Houdini, American Express Collection) (1179-1325)
         Non-Mining (Banking, Transportation, Bridges & Turnpikes, & Misc.) (1326-1554)            
         Mining (1555-1640)

Day 2, May 14th, 2021 (Lots 2000-2579)
    Mining (2000-2305)
         Minerals, Ore Specimens, & Fossils (2000-2083)
         Ephemera (2084-2266)
         Artifacts & Equipment (2267-2305)
    Railroadiana & Transportation (2306-2374)
    Philatelic (2375-2579)
         Covers & Postal History (2375-2414)
         Postcards (2415-2528)
         Stamps (2529-2579)

Day 3, May 15th, 2021 (Lots 3000-3602)
    Firearms, Military, & Political (3000-3134)
    Cowboy & Western (3135-3156)
    Jewelry (3157-3221)
    Badges (3222-3258)
    Numismatics (3259-3498)
         Ingots (3259-3272)
         Coins (3273-3396)
         Medals & So-Called Dollars (3397-3481)
         Misc. (3482-2498)
    Tokens (3499-3602)

Day 4, May 16th, 2021 (Lots 4000-4598)
    Native Americana (4000-4088)
    General Americana (4089-4598)

Day 5, May 17th, 2021 (Lots 5000-5630)
    General Foreign (5000-5053)
    Bottles (5054-5146)
    Sports (5147-5181)
    Bargains & Dealer Specials (5182-5630)
         General Americana (5182-5327)
         Philatelic (5328-5353)
         Stocks & Bonds (5354-5411)
         Numismatics (5412-5570)
         Tokens (5571-5630)
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Jorge Levoyer's Study in Oil of Native Ecuadorian Woman  [119004]1000 - Jorge Levoyer's Study in Oil of Native Ecuadorian Woman [119004]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sensitive portrait of a woman by early 20th century Ecuadorian artist Jorge Levoyer. Oil on board, 11" x 8.5", Framed 15" x 12"...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Wm. A. Moore Oil, "Sainobi" Framed Painting  [135304]1001 - Wm. A. Moore Oil, "Sainobi" Framed Painting [135304]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Framed 20 x 33", canvas size about 12 x 23". Painting by renowned western artist William A. Moore of a Native American splitting cutthroat...
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Start Price : 900.00 | Estimate : 1,800.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Snowy Mountain Lake Landscape Oil Painting Signed L. Goll  [131950]1002 - Snowy Mountain Lake Landscape Oil Painting Signed L. Goll [131950]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Artwork of Snowy Mountain landscape. Resembles Grand Tetons / Yellowstone. Large 30 x 55 framed oil painting on canvas in ornate gold colo
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Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to B******h for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Landscape Oil Painting (Original), G. Heston  [85812]1003 - Landscape Oil Painting (Original), G. Heston [85812]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Late 20th-Century oil landscape painting on canvas by G. Heston. Framed, 28" x 31.5". Date: c. 1900's Country (if not USA): State...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to B******h for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Franz Dvorak Oil Painting, 1892  By Jos. Klir [57755]1004 - Franz Dvorak Oil Painting, 1892 By Jos. Klir [57755]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Oil on Canvas. A portrait of F. J. Dvorak. 26 X 31". Nickel plaque "Presented to F.J. Dvorak by his friends May 28, 1892" I...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 2,500.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Carl Schley Still Life Oil  [131703]1005 - Carl Schley Still Life Oil [131703]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 22"x 48" still life in oil on graphite by California artist Carl Frederick Schley (1884-1957). Painting shows a hunter's harvest o...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Winter Mountain Sunrise Painting by Helio Wernegreen  [121240]1006 - Winter Mountain Sunrise Painting by Helio Wernegreen [121240]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Winter Mountain Sunrise" by Helio Wernegreen (1907 - 1979). Tactile oil painting, much paint crackling, 28" x 44", framed, line...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Still Life Painting by John Stenvall  [117708]1007 - Still Life Painting by John Stenvall [117708]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A stylized depiction of vivid flowers in a vase by John Francis Stenvall (1907-1998). Oil /acrylic painting over a woodblock printed background. Penci
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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19th Century Painting by William Drown  [117990]1008 - 19th Century Painting by William Drown [117990]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
William Staples Drown was an American landscape artist (1856-1915). Image of house by river, mountains in background. Fair condition with two very old
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Mighels Desert Landscape  [103319]1009 - Mighels Desert Landscape [103319]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Henry R. Mighels oil on board, a Nevada desert landscape, possibly out along highway 50 east of Dayton. The painting measures 6 x 9" and is fra...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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