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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Bird Illustrations  [131936]1058 - Bird Illustrations [131936]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four vintage bird plates / Illustrations. Nicely matted and framed: Oriole, Walking Drongo, White Shafted Fan Tail, Hawfinch. Date: Country (if no
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimate : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Courtney Etching "The Bugle Call"   [131607]1059 - Courtney Etching "The Bugle Call" [131607]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful signed etching by A. Courtney entitled "The Bugle Call." Piece was done in 1880. There is a less condition copy of this work i...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Print by Uwe Feist  [129686]1060 - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Print by Uwe Feist [129686]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a print of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel by Uwe Feist. Beautifully framed at 25 in. X 29 in. It is a print of the "Desert Fox" notor...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Famous Original Lithographs of  London Scenes  [124630]1061 - Famous Original Lithographs of London Scenes [124630]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two original colored lithographs published in 1800 by F. Ackerman's Repository of Arts. One depicts the Philanthropic Society, The Chapel. The o...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two Early San Francisco Lithographs  [131610]1062 - Two Early San Francisco Lithographs [131610]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two lithographs depicting the San Francisco Presidio and the Golden Gate. Renderings measure 11"x 7". One is framed, the other, loose. P...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******n for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Andrew "Dick" Johnson Lithographs  [131851]1063 - Andrew "Dick" Johnson Lithographs [131851]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of 4 lithographs by renowned Nevada cowboy artist, Andrew "Dick" Johnson. Prints measure 18"x 24" and are...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ranch Horses Serigraph by Nevada Artist?  [114387]1064 - Ranch Horses Serigraph by Nevada Artist? [114387]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Signed and numbered, 109/250. Inscribed "To Tom- Ride Hard" "12/2/02" Artist not known to us, indecipherable. This is a beautifu...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to t*********b for (175.00 + 43.75) = 218.75
 
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Maude Humphrey Illustration  [131983]1065 - Maude Humphrey Illustration [131983]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 16"x 30" framed illustration done more than likely by commercial artist Maude Humphrey in the 1890's. The piece matches several of H...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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The Roadside Mill, Published, Currier & Ives  [116731]1066 - The Roadside Mill, Published, Currier & Ives [116731]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Roadside Mill", original lithograph--entered according to Act of Congress AD1869, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerks Office of the ...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 900.00
 
 
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James Longacre Daniel Boone Engraving  [131609]1067 - James Longacre Daniel Boone Engraving [131609]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An engraving of a classic portrait of trailblazer Daniel Boone. The engraving was done by James Longacre, chief engraver for the United States Mint
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to k*****f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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