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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Berlin Porcelain Plaque, marked KPM Nude Nymph [77465]1028 - Berlin Porcelain Plaque, marked KPM Nude Nymph [77465]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very beautiful nude nymph by a lake with a fish skin, and a Raven about to steal it. Painted on porcelain and marked on reverse "KPM" with...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to C****s for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Andrew Putnam Hill Gouache Nude  [78425]1029 - Andrew Putnam Hill Gouache Nude [78425]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Framed gouache by Andrew Putnam Hill from the Jim Mackie Collection of Grass Valley, a collector and dealer in fine Americana. Original work about 11
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to C****s for (750.00 + 187.50) = 937.50
 
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Watercolor on Asian Paper  [61230]1030 - Watercolor on Asian Paper [61230]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Water Color attached to linen. This is an original water color, artist unknown. Beautiful Japanese landscape with water falls, cherry blossoms &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Kickbush Illustrations of Alaskan Children  [131934]1031 - Kickbush Illustrations of Alaskan Children [131934]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The two pieces--ink and watercolor--feature small Alasken children at play. Joan Arend Kickbush (1926-2006) "was a popular Alaskan artist. Her ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Kennedy Gold Mine, Watercolor by Ralph Baker  [125069]1032 - Kennedy Gold Mine, Watercolor by Ralph Baker [125069]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
In the heart of the California Mother Lode is the city of Jackson, home of the Kennedy Gold Mine. In it's heyday, the Kennedy was one of the dee...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Lake Tahoe Watercolor by K. Young Ross  [109913]1033 - Lake Tahoe Watercolor by K. Young Ross [109913]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great east shore of Lake Tahoe watercolor. Painter, Kathy Young Ross, from Gold River, California began painting as a commercial artist. She later tau
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Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to b******6 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Noble Newsom Watercolor Rendering  [131605]1034 - Noble Newsom Watercolor Rendering [131605]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful watercolor rendering of the proposed Sobrante School in Oakland, California. Noble Newsom was the youngest son of architect Samuel Newsom,
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Eucalyptus Trees Titled Artwork.  [131458]1035 - Eucalyptus Trees Titled Artwork. [131458]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Art work form So. Calif Artists John Butler “Eucalyptus Trees”. 10x8” Date: Country (if not USA): State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to V*****9 for (75.00 + 16.50) = 91.50
 
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Central City, Colorado, Head Frame - Watercolor by Pat Patterson  [125065]1036 - Central City, Colorado, Head Frame - Watercolor by Pat Patterson [125065]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Called The Richest Square Mile on Earth, Central City, Colorado, produced millions of dollars from its ores of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc ar
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Coeur d' Alene Mine - Watercolor by Pat Patterson  [125064]1037 - Coeur d' Alene Mine - Watercolor by Pat Patterson [125064]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Coeur d' Alene Mine is a bright red landmark on the outskirts of Central City, Colorado, and a popular tourist destination as well as a subj...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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