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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Two Colorado Church Paintings by Luke Buck  [122307]1038 - Two Colorado Church Paintings by Luke Buck [122307]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two professionally framed and double-matted paintings. Church at Blanca, Colorado and Church at San Luis, Colorado by Luke Buck. Both are signe
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Broken Promise Painting by Nevada Artist Ruth Hilts  [121490]1039 - Broken Promise Painting by Nevada Artist Ruth Hilts [121490]
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Beautiful "Nevada Earth Colors series" by Ruth Hilts, a view of Rhyolite, Nevada. (Framed: 29" h x 37" W) A Native Nevadan, Rut...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*********s for (125.00 + 27.50) = 152.50
 
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Silver City, Nevada Water Color  [131702]1040 - Silver City, Nevada Water Color [131702]
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A 17"x 13" watercolor entitled "Silver City" by Nevada artist Alex Dickson. Writing on the reverse indicates that the picture wa...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***9 for (100.00 + 22.00) = 122.00
 
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Watercolor Painting by Stanford Stevens  [121257]1041 - Watercolor Painting by Stanford Stevens [121257]
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Log cabin and corral, mountains in the background.. Stanford Stevens (1897-1974) studied art in Paris. In the 1930's he moved to Tucson, Arizona...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Mary T. Hoffman Original Watercolor Landscape, Framed and Matted under glass  [125153]1042 - Mary T. Hoffman Original Watercolor Landscape, Framed and Matted under glass [125153]
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Mary T. Hoffman Original Watercolor Landscape, Framed and Matted under glass. Painting measures approximately 30 x 48. Frame measures approximately 40
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Bonnie Snow Watercolor, 1965, "Thunderbirds" Signed by the Pilots  [114397]1043 - Bonnie Snow Watercolor, 1965, "Thunderbirds" Signed by the Pilots [114397]
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Nevada Artist Bonnie Snow, wife of uranuim geologist Charles Don Snow. Don Snow was a WW2 vet. The pilots signed this original work: Capt. Russ Goodma
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Carl Walline Original Western Watercolor  [49918]1044 - Carl Walline Original Western Watercolor [49918]
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Carl R. Walline, 1888 - 1976. While working in the oil refinery business for Shell, he painted landscapes of the area around his home in oil and water
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cowboy on Bucking Bronco  [131951]1045 - Cowboy on Bucking Bronco [131951]
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Elegant watercolor of a cowboy on a bucking horse. Could be possibly print of watercolor. Image conjures up the action and dust on a rodeo arena. Sig
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Original Art  Work   [131472]1046 - Original Art Work [131472]
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Lot of 6. Collection of penn and ink, watercolors. Two are marked Hiroshige possibly relating to Utagawa Hiroshima considered last great master of
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to B*****k for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Original Watercolor Landscape  [122036]1047 - Original Watercolor Landscape [122036]
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Original landscape watercolor signed by D.D. Ingersoll. Not framed or mounted, approx. 16.5" x 14". Some burnishing on edges, and little ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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