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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Swastika Mining & Milling Company Stock, Searchlight, Nevada, 1909  [111878]1615 - Swastika Mining & Milling Company Stock, Searchlight, Nevada, 1909 [111878]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The company was incorporated in Nevada. This certificate was issued at Colorado Springs in 1909. Promotion Stock which is usually issued to early favo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*****6 for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Tonopah Aspen Mining Company Stock Certificate Book, Circa 1903  [129546]1616 - Tonopah Aspen Mining Company Stock Certificate Book, Circa 1903 [129546]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scarce, stock certificate book from the Tonopah Aspen Mining Company. The Tonopah Aspen mine was located at the north end of the district, surrounded
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to f*****E for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Tonopah Mining Stock Group  [130167]1617 - Tonopah Mining Stock Group [130167]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Tonopah Golden Crown Mining. # 1325 for 500 shares in 1906 to AD Ayers. Signed by president Dickson. 2) Millbrae Tonopah Mining. # 128 for 500 shar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 130.00 - 180.00
Sold to p******n for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Tonopah to Bullfrog Stock Certificates  [130082]1618 - Tonopah to Bullfrog Stock Certificates [130082]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. 1) Tonopah Gold Mountain MC. #704 for 500 shares in 1904. Early!. Three small mining related vignettes. Signed by Key Pittman. He was a Unit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (90.00 + 22.50) = 112.50
 
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Adolph Sutro Signature as president on the Sutro Tunnel Company Stock  [130202]1619 - Adolph Sutro Signature as president on the Sutro Tunnel Company Stock [130202]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sutro’s name is pen cancelled. # 28 to William W. Warden for 25 shares in 1868. Miner with pick vignette. 2” rip at right fold has b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,800.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to F*****6 for (950.00 + 209.00) = 1,159.00
 
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Eagle Mining Company of Nevada Stock Certificate,  1865  [60640]1620 - Eagle Mining Company of Nevada Stock Certificate, 1865 [60640]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A RARE Eagle Mining Company stock certificate, measures 12-1/8 x 8 inches. Incorporated in Pennsylvania. Certifies John Pool is authorized seventy-fiv
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*****e for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Collection  [134021]1621 - Nevada Mining Stock Collection [134021]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17, most different. Most are Nevada. Includes: Unionville MC (1911); Searchlight Midas MC (1906, condition issues); Belle Isle Mining Co. (1880
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Nevada Mining Stocks from Various Locales (10)  [111846]1622 - Nevada Mining Stocks from Various Locales (10) [111846]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes 1)Pioneer Consolidated Mines (Bullfrog), 1916 2) Tonopah Extension M.C. 1928 3) Tonopah North Star Tunnel & Development, 1913. 4) J...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to k*****e for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Northwest Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Collection  [130084]1623 - Northwest Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Collection [130084]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. 1) North Eastern Gold and Silver Mining Company. # 88 for 50 shares in 1881. Signed by president Bloomer. W. A. Nicholsen was the assayer. I
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l********a for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Seven NV Mining stocks from West Central NV  [88419]1624 - Seven NV Mining stocks from West Central NV [88419]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven mining stocks from West Central, NV. 1) 415 shares of Pyramid Golden Crater Mining Co cert #90 dated Se[t 20. 1907 issued to Geo Erdner. Gold
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 22.00) = 122.00
 
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