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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Sculpture Native Alaskan  [83540]1146 - Sculpture Native Alaskan [83540]
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Beautiful serpentine rock sculpture of Native Alaskan kneeling over an ice hole pulling out a seal from the depths. This is signed at base, there are
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Estimate : 300.00 - 850.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Serpentine & Black Marble Sculpture Native Alaskan  [83542]1147 - Serpentine & Black Marble Sculpture Native Alaskan [83542]
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This piece was done in a sophisticated (and difficult) technique of combining at the base, black marble, attached to a serpentine top. Looks to be Nat
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Start Price : 490.00 | Estimate : 980.00 - 2,800.00
 
 
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Serpentine Native Alaskan Sculpture  [83538]1148 - Serpentine Native Alaskan Sculpture [83538]
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This sculpture is a man that appears to be carrying a fish, has a smile on his face. This sculpture is somewhat rough, crude (possibly unfinished, or
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimate : 750.00 - 2,100.00
 
 
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Start Price : 170.00 | Estimate : 340.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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American Bison, Pewter Sculpture by Brian Rodden  [132887]1152 - American Bison, Pewter Sculpture by Brian Rodden [132887]
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Pewter sculpture of an American Bison (title stamped on the bottom) a.k.a. a buffalo, by sculptor Brian Rodden, produced by Hudson Fine Pewter (also o
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Buffalo Hunt, Pewter Sculpture by Polland  [132886]1153 - Buffalo Hunt, Pewter Sculpture by Polland [132886]
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Pewter sculpture by Don Polland, titled Buffalo Hunt. Signed by the sculptor and dated 1975. Depicts a Native American on horseback spearing one of tw
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Chilmark Civil War Bedford Forrest Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum  [129059]1154 - Chilmark Civil War Bedford Forrest Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum [129059]
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Fine art pewter sculpture by Francis J. Barnum depicts Civil War Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, known as The Wizard of the Saddle for his
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Chilmark Civil War Merry Christmas Yank Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum  [131913]1155 - Chilmark Civil War Merry Christmas Yank Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum [131913]
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Fine pewter sculpture signed in gold ink on the wooden base by sculptor Francis J. Barnum, titled Merry Christmas Yank depicting two opposing soldiers
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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