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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Robert Morris signed stock issued to Wm. Temple Franklin, grandson of Ben Franklin  [132717]1186 - Robert Morris signed stock issued to Wm. Temple Franklin, grandson of Ben Franklin [132717]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
North American Land Company stock certificate, datelined Philadelphia, issued April 18, 1795, to William Temple Franklin, signed by financier Robert M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to h*****k for (800.00 + 200.00) = 1,000.00
 
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Robert Morris Signed North American Land Company Stock Certificate.   [132753]1187 - Robert Morris Signed North American Land Company Stock Certificate. [132753]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certificate 2121 dated January 5, 1797, signed by Declaration of Independence signer Robert Morris and Joseph Karriot. Issued to George Simpson, for w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (550.00 + 137.50) = 687.50
 
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Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Navigation Stock w/ Robert Morris Auto, Signer of Declaration [132714]1188 - Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Navigation Stock w/ Robert Morris Auto, Signer of Declaration [132714]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock certificate for the Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Navigation Co. out of Philadelphia. August 4, 1792, issued to John L Webb. Certificate No. 194
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m*****2 for (3,500.00 + 875.00) = 4,375.00
 
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Robert Morris, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Stock Certificate Trio  [132711]1189 - Robert Morris, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Stock Certificate Trio [132711]
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Group of three stocks issued to or signed by Robert Morris, a key contributor to the new United States of America, one of the key financiers to the de
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (3,500.00 + 875.00) = 4,375.00
 
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Asylum Company Stock Certificate (Robert Morris Land Company)  [134146]1190 - Asylum Company Stock Certificate (Robert Morris Land Company) [134146]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early certificate associated with one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 8.25 x 7" No. 719, issued for on share to company secr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to h*****k for (600.00 + 150.00) = 750.00
 
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State of Pennsylvania Insurance Co. Certificate Signed by Two Key American Revolution Figures1191 - State of Pennsylvania Insurance Co. Certificate Signed by Two Key American Revolution Figures
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Andrew Summers issued certificate for 10 shares on March 28, 1790. Signed by William Montgomery and John Montgomery and John Palmer Jr. William Montgo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to h*****k for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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Bank of Alexandria Stock Certificate to Friend of George Washington  [132718]1192 - Bank of Alexandria Stock Certificate to Friend of George Washington [132718]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One share issued to Charles Little on March 28, 1793. Signed by Gordon Chapin as cashier. Rare. Numerous notations on the reverse as this stock was bo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,800.00 + 450.00) = 2,250.00
 
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Funeral Car & Building Company Stock Related to Abraham Lincoln Ancestors  [134157]1193 - Funeral Car & Building Company Stock Related to Abraham Lincoln Ancestors [134157]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 193, issued for one share to George Lincoln "in the Funeral and Car Building, located within the original limits of the North Parish in Hin...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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"Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt Signature on Accessory Transit Company of Nicaragua Bond1194 - "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt Signature on Accessory Transit Company of Nicaragua Bond
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Extremely rare and important. Early bond number 14, $5,000, issued February 9, 1856. Signed by C Vanderbilt Pres. and Isaac C. Lea as secretary. Rever
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to g*****9 for (9,000.00 + 2,250.00) = 11,250.00
 
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Cornelius and WH Vanderbilt autographs on Michigan Central Railroad Bond  [132738]1195 - Cornelius and WH Vanderbilt autographs on Michigan Central Railroad Bond [132738]
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$5000 bond issue to WH Vanderbilt March 1, 1881. Signed by C Vanderbilt as VP and possibly WH Vanderbilt as assistant secretary. Holes through signatu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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