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 by Matrin Holmas  [118165]1166 - Sculpture by Matrin Holmas [118165]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This piece is reportedly one of seven pieces made by this unknown artist in a series of pieces about "Escape." Here, three tortured souls ...
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Estimate : 250.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Spirit of the Wolf, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland  [132891]1167 - Spirit of the Wolf, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland [132891]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pewter sculpture, signed and dated 1993 by Don Polland, titled Spirit of the Wolf (on the bottom). Depiction of a Native American wearing a wolf-head
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*******n for (100.00 + 22.00) = 122.00
 
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Thunder Pipe, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland  [132890]1168 - Thunder Pipe, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland [132890]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pewter sculpture signed and dated 1997 on the base by Don Polland, titled Thunder Pipe (on the bottom). Shows one standing and two seated Native Ameri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Two For the Price of One, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland  [132893]1169 - Two For the Price of One, Pewter Sculpture by Don Polland [132893]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pewter sculpture, signed and dated 1997 by Don Polland, titled Two For the Price of One. Shows a Native American on horseback lassoing another horse.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Native American on Horse Silver Statue  [135562]1170 - Native American on Horse Silver Statue [135562]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silvered china Native American riding a horse. Signed below right rear foot but illegible. 11x9". James Mackie Collection Date: Country (if ...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Seal of Approval  [132873]1171 - Seal of Approval [132873]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
In trying times such as these, everyone is looking for assurance and approval, and here you have it in this adorable ~11.75 x 5 x 3.25 inch, 1.6-pound
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Nayarit (?) Human Figural Terra Cotta Sculpture  [118171]1172 - Nayarit (?) Human Figural Terra Cotta Sculpture [118171]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15" tall x 10" across by 8" deep. Hand made clay sculpture of woman with tall bundle on her head in sitting position. Some original r...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Faux Ivory Statuette of Asian Woman  [108676]1173 - Faux Ivory Statuette of Asian Woman [108676]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful statuette of an Asian woman dressed in flowing garments and holding a cluster of pinecones(?). It is carved from a synthetic material made t
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jade Carvings, Horse Head and Frog  [132995]1174 - Jade Carvings, Horse Head and Frog [132995]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two carvings, the head of a horse and a frog on a log, both cut from deep green jade. The horse is ~3.5 x 2.75 x 5.5 and weighs ~2.8 pounds. The frog
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*****5 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Hand-carved Horse-drawn Sleigh Figures  [133728]1175 - Hand-carved Horse-drawn Sleigh Figures [133728]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three hand-carved wood figures of horse-drawn sleighs. One has a team of three horses with cotton strings for reins and thin white leather strips for
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 750.00
 
 
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