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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Old Schoolhouse Painting Signed By R. L.  Burch  [133753]1018 - Old Schoolhouse Painting Signed By R. L. Burch [133753]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Artwork, oil on canvas board with wood frame. Approximately 18 x 22 with frame. Signed in bottom right corner R L Burch. This artist is not
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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On The Dock, Oil Painting by Robert H. Blair  [104924]1019 - On The Dock, Oil Painting by Robert H. Blair [104924]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
On The Dock, oil painting by Robert H. Blair (1937-2016). Blair lived in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. He was a well-known western American painter
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Original African Artwork Signed by Artist (2 oil paintings, framed under glass)  [133750]1020 - Original African Artwork Signed by Artist (2 oil paintings, framed under glass) [133750]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Framed Original Oil Paintings under glass. 23 x 30.5" with wood frames. Signed "R. A. Folly" at bottom left. Both scenes of Africa...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Paris Street Scene, Moulin Rouge Oil Painting, Signed   [133752]1021 - Paris Street Scene, Moulin Rouge Oil Painting, Signed [133752]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oil on canvas painted with a palette knife. Signed in the lower right corner. 12x16 or 17 x 21 with frame. Depicts Parisian Street Scene featuring M
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Russian Art: Kiprensky's Portrait of Evgraf Davydov, Enhanced Copy  [132265]1022 - Russian Art: Kiprensky's Portrait of Evgraf Davydov, Enhanced Copy [132265]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Enhanced copy of famous Portrait of Russian hussar Evgraf Davydov by Kiprensky (1810s) wearing the Hussar suite of Russian Officer from Napoleonic Wa
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to D****y for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Stagecoach Pursued by Indians Western Painting, Oil on Canvas Signed Curtin  [132264]1023 - Stagecoach Pursued by Indians Western Painting, Oil on Canvas Signed Curtin [132264]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice piece of original, signed artwork. Oil on Canvas. Measures 25" x 40" with rustic frame. Western Frontier painting of a stagecoach pu...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to C*********n for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Landscape Paintings   [131932]1024 - Landscape Paintings [131932]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three landscape paintings: 1) Image of quiet stream in Fall season. 2) Street through village. 3) Painting of barns and chickens on pond by A. Marc--
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Notre Dame Painting by Van Dam  [135306]1025 - Notre Dame Painting by Van Dam [135306]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Painting of Notre Dame cathedral signed by "Van Dam". 20" x 30", framed 25" x 35". Date: Country (if not USA): St...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to k*****e for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Native American Painting Pair  [114358]1026 - Native American Painting Pair [114358]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Redmond, Native American Pot Still Life, 20 x 24", signed lower left. We found numerous paintings by redmond but were unable to find a story of...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Saved Seeds - Oil by Elriggs Allen  [135589]1027 - Saved Seeds - Oil by Elriggs Allen [135589]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Saved Seeds" original oil by Elriggs Allen. Inscribed on canvas reverse "In the Navajo tradition the Yei-be-ches were the Spirits w...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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