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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Williamsport & Philadelphia Lumber Company Stock Certificate  [134137]1495 - Williamsport & Philadelphia Lumber Company Stock Certificate [134137]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gorgeous, early uncancelled lumber certificate! No. 101, issued for 10 shares to Andrew Cochran on Dec. 4th, 1839 in Philadelphia. Signed by president
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to i***y for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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(Dairy) Union Dairymen's Association Stock with nice Pink Underprint  [123257]1496 - (Dairy) Union Dairymen's Association Stock with nice Pink Underprint [123257]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 60 for 2 shares for $10. Signed by president RW Nash. The association was headquartered int the Township of Plumstead, Bucks County, Pennsylvan
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Early Pennsylvania Canal Stock Certificate & Bond  [134150]1497 - Early Pennsylvania Canal Stock Certificate & Bond [134150]
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Lot of 2 different. 1) Pennsylvania Canal bond issued by the Treasury Department for $500 to James Taylor in 1828. Signed by auditor general David Man
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i***y for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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Stock of the United States, on Pennsylvania Debt, 1791  [132751]1498 - Stock of the United States, on Pennsylvania Debt, 1791 [132751]
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Very early. Certificate number 37 to Mary Capener for $44.44 stock of the United States accruing on assumed debt of this state commencing on 1 Januar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j******n for (900.00 + 225.00) = 1,125.00
 
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Three Early Pennsylvania Stocks & Bonds   [134161]1499 - Three Early Pennsylvania Stocks & Bonds [134161]
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Lot of 3 different. Big condition issues with each. As is. 1) Philadelphia and Great Bend Turnpike Road. Issued in 1822 to the Commonwealth of Pennsyl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********n.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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$100 and $500 Republic of Texas Certified Stock and Bond  [130165]1500 - $100 and $500 Republic of Texas Certified Stock and Bond [130165]
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1) # 2025 for $500 to Edward Hall. Signed by Commissioner Charles DeMorse. Vignettes include allegorical seamen, Texas star and semi nude allegorical
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j********o.. for (800.00 + 200.00) = 1,000.00
 
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Republic of Texas $100 Bond  [135406]1501 - Republic of Texas $100 Bond [135406]
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No. 2126. Republic of Texas Certificate of Stock in the ten percent consolidated fund Created by Act of Feb. 5th, 1840. Issued to John Price. Signed b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Two Different Texas $500 Government Bonds  [130166]1502 - Two Different Texas $500 Government Bonds [130166]
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1) # 2025 for $500 to Edward Hall. Signed by Commissioner Charles DeMorse. Vignettes include allegorical seamen, Texas star and semi nude allegorical
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j********o.. for (800.00 + 200.00) = 1,000.00
 
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Three (two different) Republic of Texas Certified Stocks  [130163]1503 - Three (two different) Republic of Texas Certified Stocks [130163]
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1) Number 1209 with ten coupons – all signed by Charles Demorse of the Teas Stock Commission in 1940. Vignettes include allegorical lady, mil
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (850.00 + 212.50) = 1,062.50
 
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Three Texas Bonds  [130172]1504 - Three Texas Bonds [130172]
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1) Dallas County Levee Improvement Refunding Bond. 1923. NUMBER 5. Coupons 7-20 attached (taped). Signed by TH Alexander county judge county clerk and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w******o for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Texas & German Emigration Company Stock Certificate  [134148]1505 - Texas & German Emigration Company Stock Certificate [134148]
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Rare. No. 172, issued to DH Klaener for 5 shares on August 2nd, 1854 in Houston. Signed by Henry F. Fisher, agent. Not cancelled. 11.25 x 9.5" ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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1862 Confederate Bond Signed by Jones, Ball 46, Criswell 54, VF  [111854]1506 - 1862 Confederate Bond Signed by Jones, Ball 46, Criswell 54, VF [111854]
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Issued at Richmond, 28 January 1862, 8 % Bond for US-$ 500, #466, 22.5 x 35.2 cm, black, white, folds, 5 coupons remaining, vignette of a female figur
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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American Asbestos and Fireproofing $1000 Gold Bond  [131876]1507 - American Asbestos and Fireproofing $1000 Gold Bond [131876]
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Beautiful bond, with a vignette of the mythological Phoenix bird rising from the flames. Virginia. 1906. Includes full sheet of coupons. Handsigned by
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to k*****e for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Buffalo Lithia Springs Corporation Stock Certificates (2)  [127970]1508 - Buffalo Lithia Springs Corporation Stock Certificates (2) [127970]
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Two Buffalo Lithia Springs Corporation uncanceled stock certificates, both issued Feb. 2, 1927. Buffalo Lithia Springs is located in Buffalo Junction,
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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New Shenandoah Company Stock Certificate  [134155]1509 - New Shenandoah Company Stock Certificate [134155]
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Early stock issued for 10 shares to Jacob Bean, esquire, on November 16th, 1824. Signed by treasurer Sam. Lewis. Not cancelled. 4 x 7.75" Black...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k********w.. for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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American Philatelic Association and Society Stock Certificates (2)  [127987]1510 - American Philatelic Association and Society Stock Certificates (2) [127987]
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Two philatelic stock certificates, incorporated in West Virginia, issued in 1893 and 1919. Included are: American Philatelic Association, No. 431, one
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to w*****s for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Clifton Iron and Nail Company 1870 Bond  [127969]1511 - Clifton Iron and Nail Company 1870 Bond [127969]
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Clifton Iron and Nail Company bond issued April 25, 1870. Company incorporated in State of West Virginia. Parchment, 12" x 9 1/2" bond has...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Barnum Lumber Company Stock Certificate  [129753]1512 - Barnum Lumber Company Stock Certificate [129753]
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This stock is issued by The Barnum Lumber Company for 20 shares at $100 per share to George Irish, dated July 29, 1868 and signed by secretary George
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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J.I. Case Threshing Machine Stock Certificate, Racine, Wisc. 1907  [111880]1513 - J.I. Case Threshing Machine Stock Certificate, Racine, Wisc. 1907 [111880]
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This historic document has an ornate border around it with a very rare color vignette of an eagle "Old Abe" sitting on a globe. In 1865, J...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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American Freeman (Anti-Slavery Newspaper) Stock Certificate  [134145]1514 - American Freeman (Anti-Slavery Newspaper) Stock Certificate [134145]
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Small certificate stating that FK Phoenix has paid for 6 shares of stock in the "Joint Stock Association, organized for the purchase, ownership...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to a********n.. for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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