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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Chilmark Rebel Yell Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum  [131915]1156 - Chilmark Rebel Yell Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum [131915]
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Fine pewter sculpture in the Chilmark Civil War Series titled Rebel Yell by sculptor Francis J. Barnum and depicting five Confederate soldiers chargin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Chilmark Spirit of Giving Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum  [129057]1157 - Chilmark Spirit of Giving Pewter Sculpture by F. J. Barnum [129057]
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Fine pewter sculpture titled Spirit of Giving, signed in the casting by Francis J. Barnum, produced by Chilmark. Scene shows a young boy giving items
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******P for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Chilmark Spirit of the Wolf Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland  [131914]1158 - Chilmark Spirit of the Wolf Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland [131914]
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Fine pewter sculpture from the 1993 Chilmark Warriors series titled Spirit of the Wolf, number 283/1000, signed in gold ink on the base by sculptor Do
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Circle of Power - Crow Sentry, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland  [132894]1159 - Circle of Power - Crow Sentry, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland [132894]
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Pewter sculpture, signed and dated 1997 by Don Polland, titled Circle of Power - Crow Sentry (on the bottom). Rendered by Chilmark. Sits on a walnut-t
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Start Price : 130.00 | Estimate : 260.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Eagle Dancer, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland  [132892]1160 - Eagle Dancer, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland [132892]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pewter sculpture signed and dated 1997 by Don Polland, rendered by ChilMark. Mounted on oval wood base. Whole thing is about 5.5 x 3.5 x 6.75 inches.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Iroquois Warfare, Pewter Sculpture by Michael Boyett  [132889]1161 - Iroquois Warfare, Pewter Sculpture by Michael Boyett [132889]
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Pewter sculpture by Michael Boyett (1943-2015), titled Iroquois Warfare, dated 1980, and produced by Chilmark. Like new in original box and packing. A
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Plight of the Huntsman, Pewter Sculpture by Michael Boyett  [132896]1162 - Plight of the Huntsman, Pewter Sculpture by Michael Boyett [132896]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pewter sculpture, signed and dated 1988 by Michael Boyett, titled Plight of the Huntsman. First issued in 1981 by Chilmark. Shows a Native American hu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 280.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Range Roamer, Bronze Buffalo Statue by Carl Wagner  [132885]1163 - Range Roamer, Bronze Buffalo Statue by Carl Wagner [132885]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bronze statue of a buffalo, titled Range Roamer, by American sculptor Carl Wagner (1938–2011). Bronze is mounted on a two-inch thick wooden b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 350.00 - 550.00
Sold to D****y for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Sculpture, Bronze  [83546]1164 - Sculpture, Bronze [83546]
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Bucking Bronco with cowboy in chaps, on soapstone base. Signed BT, 13" x 7.75", 13 lbs. Date: c. 1980 Country (if not USA): State: C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******5 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Chilmark GOTCHA! Pewter Sculpture Signed by Polland  [129058]1165 - Chilmark GOTCHA! Pewter Sculpture Signed by Polland [129058]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fine pewter sculpture, hand-signed on the wooden base in gold ink by artist Don Pollack depicting a cowboy lassoing a bull. New condition in original
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to s*******l for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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