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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Painting of Tantallon Castle, Scotland  [122823]1048 - Painting of Tantallon Castle, Scotland [122823]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original watercolor and charcoal artwork by Matilda Townsend. Image of the ruins of Tantallon Castle (built in the 14th century) high on a cliff in Sc
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Story Painting from India  [117691]1049 - Story Painting from India [117691]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton/muslin textile, produced in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Only natural dy
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimate : 350.00 - 700.00
Beautiful Young Woman by Hugo Nahl  [117453]1050 - Beautiful Young Woman by Hugo Nahl [117453]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a very rare, intimate and beautiful pencil drawing of a wistful young woman leaning on a wall by Hugo Wilhelm Arthur Nahl. Signed H.W. Nahl /
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 900.00
Lees Sussland Cartoon Drawing, Signed  [77861]1051 - Lees Sussland Cartoon Drawing, Signed [77861]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Framed personalized cartoon drawing by Lees Sussland--" To my very good friend -Alan--in fond memories of "Spring Training"--Lees Sus...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Hand Painted Art Card   [132940]1052 - Hand Painted Art Card [132940]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a hand-painted art card of a beautiful young lady in a period dress. About 1905. Postmarked Lakeside, Mich. Date: Country (if not USA): S
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sketch of  Elbert Hubbard  [129930]1053 - Sketch of Elbert Hubbard [129930]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sketch of and signed by Elbert Hubbard, an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Starting out as a salesman for Larkin Soap Co. Best k
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*****5 for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
Cowboy Pencil Illustrations  [109868]1054 - Cowboy Pencil Illustrations [109868]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pencil illustrations. 1) happy couple on street of town, 11" x 7.5". Signed by Frank W. Coder. 2) Mexican woman trying to calm a cowb...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Nicholas Wilson Etchings  [131956]1055 - Nicholas Wilson Etchings [131956]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six Nature original etchings by Nicholas Wilson (1947-), signed and numbered by the artist. Published by Natural Wonders. 1) Zebra, 126/400. 2) Hummin
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Start Price : 170.00 | Estimate : 340.00 - 500.00
Alfredo Arciniaga Etching "Judith"  [131869]1056 - Alfredo Arciniaga Etching "Judith" [131869]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Judith, young woman nude by Alfredo Arciniaga (1940-) . Numbered etching--1/50. Known for his paintings of native peoples--Native American and Mexican
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
McNeil Whistler Drawing "Chelsea"  [131958]1057 - McNeil Whistler Drawing "Chelsea" [131958]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drawn and Etched by J.A. McNeil Whistler (1834-1903). Image of Chelsea showing bridge and river. "Whistler was an American artist during th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00