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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29th Year Reconstruction Gold Loan for China and US Dollars  [132912]1535 - 29th Year Reconstruction Gold Loan for China and US Dollars [132912]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three red US $10 bonds with coupons. Date: Country (if not USA): China State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Bond Group for Lung-Tsing-U-Hai railroad  [132909]1536 - Bond Group for Lung-Tsing-U-Hai railroad [132909]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different bonds for this railroad. 1923. 50 million Frank bond, brown border with coupons. One piece. 1920 50 million Frank bond with coupons on
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to g*****9 for (850.00 + 212.50) = 1,062.50
 
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China Liberty Bond Set  [132917]1537 - China Liberty Bond Set [132917]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of five different liberty bonds in the 30th year of the Republic. Five dollar bond in orange, $10 in Brown, $50 in blue, $100 in green, and $1000
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (600.00 + 150.00) = 750.00
 
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China Nationalist Government Lottery Loan Bonds  [132915]1538 - China Nationalist Government Lottery Loan Bonds [132915]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three groups of nationalist government lottery loan bonds. 1926 lottery loan bonds in the amount of five dollars Canton currency, blue border, content
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (550.00 + 137.50) = 687.50
 
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China, national defense loan Bonds  [132916]1539 - China, national defense loan Bonds [132916]
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Three different denominations of these 1938 national defense loan bonds. All of these bonds are 100% written in Chinese and each has the same vignette
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to H****s for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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Chinese Bond with Vignette of Single Wing Airplane  [132811]1540 - Chinese Bond with Vignette of Single Wing Airplane [132811]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very attractive smaller size Chinese bond about 4 x 7", with early airplane at center. The entire bond front and back is in Chinese. Please see...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Chinese bonds of unknown origin  [132812]1541 - Chinese bonds of unknown origin [132812]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of 18 small size Chinese bonds, approximately 4 x 7". On one side is the serial number at bottom center with vignette of Chinese leader...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to H****s for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Chinese Government 1913 Gold Loan Bonds  [132903]1542 - Chinese Government 1913 Gold Loan Bonds [132903]
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Nine pieces, industrial vignette at top with Greek allegorical figure, Chinese rice field at left temple at right. 5% reorganization Gold loan of 1913
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********o.. for (600.00 + 132.00) = 732.00
 
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Chinese government 5% Gold loan of 1912  [132906]1543 - Chinese government 5% Gold loan of 1912 [132906]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One bond, blue border 20 pound bond, British revenue imprint at right Date: Country (if not USA): China State: City: Provenance: Ken Prag Col
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to g*****9 for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Chinese improvement bonds, 1903 for the construction of a railroad  [132908]1544 - Chinese improvement bonds, 1903 for the construction of a railroad [132908]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 bonds, orange border. For the construction of a railroad at Kaifong– Fou and Honan – Fou in Honan. dated 1907 Date: Country (i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w******o for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Chinese Liberty Bonds, Five and Ten  [132918]1545 - Chinese Liberty Bonds, Five and Ten [132918]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Quantity of five and ten denomination liberty bonds. The five bonds are oriented on the front and blue on the back, from 1937. There are 47 bonds with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,100.00 + 275.00) = 1,375.00
 
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Chinese Ministry of Railway Construction Bonds 1930  [132914]1546 - Chinese Ministry of Railway Construction Bonds 1930 [132914]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three groups of these 1930 railroad construction bonds. 4 yuan, six pieces. 40 yuan, 15 pieces. 100 yuan, 19 pieces. These bonds are mostly with coupo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to g*****9 for (600.00 + 150.00) = 750.00
 
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Higher Denomination Chinese Liberty Bonds Circa 1937  [132919]1547 - Higher Denomination Chinese Liberty Bonds Circa 1937 [132919]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three of the blue 50 funds with coupons, five of the hundred dollar green bonds with no coupons Date: Country (if not USA): China State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Imperial Chinese Government Gold Loan of 1908 Bonds  [132905]1548 - Imperial Chinese Government Gold Loan of 1908 Bonds [132905]
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Two bonds, no coupons attached. Green border £5 million red block imprint at bottom center Date: Country (if not USA): China State: City
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Industrial Bank of China Bonds circa 1913  [132907]1549 - Industrial Bank of China Bonds circa 1913 [132907]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven very attractive bonds, fresh reverse Chinese scene with food dogs at bottom hundred and Fr.50 million capital very attractive. Date: Country
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (650.00 + 162.50) = 812.50
 
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Industrial Improvement Republic China Bonds 1914  [132904]1550 - Industrial Improvement Republic China Bonds 1914 [132904]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two bonds with coupons for industrial improvement by the government of the Republic of China 1924. Sorry 1914. France revenue upper left brown border.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Three different Bonds for the 1930 Ministry of Railway, China  [132913]1551 - Three different Bonds for the 1930 Ministry of Railway, China [132913]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different bonds issued 1930 by the Ministry of Railway. 4 yuan, 40 yuan, and 100 yuan. Date: Country (if not USA): China State: City: Pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****9 for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Two Chinese Railroad Bonds  [132910]1552 - Two Chinese Railroad Bonds [132910]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
£100 Chinese imperial government bond for the Honan Railway at 5% gold loan 1905. Green border coupons. The second bond is a general company b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Irish Republic Ten Dollar Bearer Bond, 1866  [111860]1553 - Irish Republic Ten Dollar Bearer Bond, 1866 [111860]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bond certificate with two certificate numbers, 406 and 2095. Issued for Ten Dollars to Thomas Starkly (?) and signed by John B. Mahony, agent for the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j****2 for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Govt. Of Palestine Bearer Bond, Jerusalem, 1945  [111877]1554 - Govt. Of Palestine Bearer Bond, Jerusalem, 1945 [111877]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued for 10 pounds. Bearer Bond, Second Issue. Issued at Jerusalem, 3rd April, 1945. Two coupons remain at the bottom. Purple stamp at top right in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****9 for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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