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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Six Nevada Miscellaneous stock certificates  [88418]1625 - Six Nevada Miscellaneous stock certificates [88418]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A lot of 6 Misc. NV Mining District stock certificates: 1) 100 shares of Eastern Star Mining Co Treasury Stock cert #927 issued to Alfre Hardeman da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 22.00) = 122.00
 
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Cayuga Manufacturing Company 1820 Stock Certificate  [127615]1626 - Cayuga Manufacturing Company 1820 Stock Certificate [127615]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock certificate from Cayuga Manufacturing Company, Montezuma, N.Y., issued in 1820. The Cayuga Manufacturing Company began salt manufacturing in 181
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*********p for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Wurtz Amalgamation Company Stock Certificate, New York, 1866  [118719]1627 - Wurtz Amalgamation Company Stock Certificate, New York, 1866 [118719]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #189, issued for 50 shares to Geo. G. Hastings in 1866. Signed by Jacob Goedel as president. In 1865, Henry Wurtz, of New York invented a new an
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Eames Petroleum Stock Certificates (2)  [129754]1628 - Eames Petroleum Stock Certificates (2) [129754]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of stock certificates issued by Eames Petroleum Iron Company and Eames Petroleum Gold & Silver Smelting Company. 1. Issued by Eames Pet...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company Stock, 1865  [118581]1629 - Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company Stock, 1865 [118581]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #43, issued to E.A.L. Roberts for 100 shares in 1865. Great vignette of what we believe to be the earliest instance of fracking. Colonal Roberts
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to k*****e for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Vanderburg Mining Company Stock Certificate  [107708]1630 - Vanderburg Mining Company Stock Certificate [107708]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in New York. No. 249, issued to J. Elnathan Smith for 600 shares on Feb. 3rd, 1854. Signed by president William Furnils and secretary Jno. Bordma
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to c****o for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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American Aluminum Co. Stock, 1887  [127094]1631 - American Aluminum Co. Stock, 1887 [127094]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
American Aluminum Co., incorp in Michigan in 1877, issued to John H. Rogers for 150 shares at Detroit, 1887, signed by J.W. Smith as president. I/uc.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Homestake Stock signed by Haggin, plus Boston & Battle Mtn Stocks  [130056]1632 - Homestake Stock signed by Haggin, plus Boston & Battle Mtn Stocks [130056]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three stock certificates: one for Homestake Mining Company, number 2157, issued 12/4/1879 to A.B. Baylis for 100 shares, signed by secy J. K. Goodrich
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Lion Hill Mining Company Stock Certificate  [135382]1633 - Lion Hill Mining Company Stock Certificate [135382]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location of Works: Ophir Mining District, Tooele County, Utah Territory (printed under title). No. 83, issued for 100 shares to Emily Woodmansee on De
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 160.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Silver Shield Mining & Milling + 2 Silver Shield Stock Certificates  [131873]1634 - Silver Shield Mining & Milling + 2 Silver Shield Stock Certificates [131873]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3: Silver Shield Mining & Milling, 1929, with unique silver color sheriff’s shield where the corporate seal is, “Property in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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