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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Thos. Grimm Oil Painting of Mt. Rose, 1929  [115344]1010 - Thos. Grimm Oil Painting of Mt. Rose, 1929 [115344]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15.5" x 22" framed oil. Signed lower left, Thomas H. Grimm, 1929. Left-handed slant. This view may be from somewhere near the Jumbo Grade....
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Chief Strong Wind Painting by Hanson  [120810]1011 - Chief Strong Wind Painting by Hanson [120810]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incredible oil portrait on a Native American chief. 38" x 24", linen liner, framed, 44" x 32". A professional copy by Hanson fro...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimate : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Civil War Soldier Portrait, Enlarged, Enhanced Painted Photo   [132267]1012 - Civil War Soldier Portrait, Enlarged, Enhanced Painted Photo [132267]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Portrait of Civil War Soldier. Canvas stretched over wood frame. 25 x 30. Enlarged and enhanced photo, painted over. Paint is cracking. Date:
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Juniper and Jefferson Acrylic Painting by Rose Bates  [132266]1013 - Juniper and Jefferson Acrylic Painting by Rose Bates [132266]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Nevada Artwork by Rose Bates, dated on reverse May 1970. Acrylic on Canvas panel, 16 x 20 with heavy wood frame. Jefferson is a ghost town
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mira Paris Signed Artwork, Acrylic, Framed  [132268]1014 - Mira Paris Signed Artwork, Acrylic, Framed [132268]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
We have two "Mira Paris" signed pieces in this sale of the same size with identical frames that measure approximately 30" x 48" ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Mira Paris Signed Artwork, Acrylic, Framed  [131940]1015 - Mira Paris Signed Artwork, Acrylic, Framed [131940]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
We have two "Mira Paris" signed pieces in this sale of the same size with identical frames that measure approximately 30" x 48" ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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"Dreaming" by Igor Medvedev1015a - "Dreaming" by Igor Medvedev
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Serigraph by Igor Medvedev (Ukrainian/American, 1931-2015). Print numbered: 10/50. Image of patio with deck chair overlooking the ocean. Signed by art
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Archway View by Igor Medvedev1015b - Archway View by Igor Medvedev
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful serigraph by Medvedev (1931-2015) depicts the view through an archway to other buildings and the landscape beyond--35/50. Image--33"...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Oil Painting "The Goddess" By Terri Brody Elenzweig  [102124]1016 - Oil Painting "The Goddess" By Terri Brody Elenzweig [102124]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful oil painting of beautiful dark haired Grecian beauty, in her home around 34 B.C. I call her "The Goddess" (I made up that name, ...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Oil Painting/ " Looking Down Stream" / By Williams.  [109671]1017 - Oil Painting/ " Looking Down Stream" / By Williams. [109671]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oil painting of North Eastern, or Mid Western scene, stream flowing down hill, during the the fall, Poplar trees with golden yellow leaves. I called
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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