Western Americana Signature Sale (May 2021 Auction)

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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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Bowden Copper Mining Stock, Louisa County, Virginia, 1855  [129564]1635 - Bowden Copper Mining Stock, Louisa County, Virginia, 1855 [129564]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certificate was issued for 500 shares in 1855 at New York. The company's property consists of 130 acres of land, located in the courty of Louisa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k********w.. for (110.00 + 27.50BP) = 137.50
Gold Belt Mining Company Gold Rush Era Stock Certificate  [56952]1636 - Gold Belt Mining Company Gold Rush Era Stock Certificate [56952]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 6 issued on November 4, 1854. This is a very early number and very early general date. Issued to O. MacDaniel and signed by president O. MacDan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 350.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to k*****e for (175.00 + 43.75BP) = 218.75
Electric Candle Company stock for underground mining  [130057]1637 - Electric Candle Company stock for underground mining [130057]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#24 for 90 shares to Frances B Thurber Signed by John R Bostwik and president HK Thurber. Great vignette of the candle at work underground (with saili
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (400.00 + 100.00BP) = 500.00
Five 1865 Mining Stocks (with letter from New York Secretary of State's Office - Mario Cuomo)  [12341638 - Five 1865 Mining Stocks (with letter from New York Secretary of State's Office - Mario Cuomo) [1234
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Three Golconda Gold Mining Company. Organized in Ascot in 1863 by General Adams, with it's location at Sherbrooke in Quebec. In 1863, gold w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to k*****e for (150.00 + 37.50BP) = 187.50
Marble Companies' Stock Certificates (4) and Bond (1)  [127988]1639 - Marble Companies' Stock Certificates (4) and Bond (1) [127988]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five includes four marble companies' stock certificates, and one bond, from U.S. states, issued from 1871 to 1915. Included are: Eastern ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (130.00 + 28.60BP) = 158.60
Lot Withdrawn1640 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00