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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Caribbean Area Postage Stamps Collection  [135422]2550 - Caribbean Area Postage Stamps Collection [135422]
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Dominica, issues 1923-47 one mint, issues 1970 one mint, issues 1970-1971 one mint. Porto Rico four loose stamps. Cayman Islands issues 1937-49 one mi
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Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Caribbean Region Stamp Collection  [132964]2551 - Caribbean Region Stamp Collection [132964]
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Collection of about 10 different countries in the Caribbean region from different collector albums, generally collected before WWII. Puerto Rico: most
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Central American Stamp Collection  [132962]2552 - Central American Stamp Collection [132962]
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8 countries represented. The lot consists like other lots in this sale of stamp album pages from various collections, generally all collected before W
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chinese Stamp Collection  [135420]2553 - Chinese Stamp Collection [135420]
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China, 6 large stock sheets approx. 250 stamps, issues 1949 four stamps mint, issues 1950-51 four stamps mint, 12 bages loose stamps. Hong Kong, four
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Chinese Stamp Collection  [132972]2554 - Chinese Stamp Collection [132972]
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A nice collection of varying stamp sheets from several books, generally pre WWII. China: about 20 stamps. Shangai: about 10. Mongolia: 2 modern stamp
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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France, Spain, and Portugal Area Stamp Collection  [132965]2555 - France, Spain, and Portugal Area Stamp Collection [132965]
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Collection from France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and some French Colonies. Spain: fairly decent collection, mid range, several hundred stamps, includ
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Germanic and Slavic Counties Stamp Collection  [132968]2556 - Germanic and Slavic Counties Stamp Collection [132968]
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Large selection of stamps from various albums generally prior to WWII. Bavaria: nice selection, perhaps 50. Austria: possibly up to 200 stamps mostly
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Germany Stamp Collection  [132960]2557 - Germany Stamp Collection [132960]
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Two albums and many pages from other albums. The two albums are both Scott Specialty albums for Germany. 1.) 100-150 single pages all numbered, all mi
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Estimate : 260.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Great Britain and Ireland Stamp Collection  [132981]2558 - Great Britain and Ireland Stamp Collection [132981]
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Scott album plus portions of other collections. 1975 Scott Album: A classic large 3.5" thick album unpaginated probably 200 pages, nearly full ...
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Greece, Italy, and Surrounding Region Stamp Collection  [132966]2559 - Greece, Italy, and Surrounding Region Stamp Collection [132966]
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Greece: nice beginner collection c1870-1940 perhaps 100 stamps plus one stock page of more modern material. Italy: varied collection including one nic
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Iraq Region Countries Stamp Collection  [135424]2560 - Iraq Region Countries Stamp Collection [135424]
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Iraq, 1 stock page about 50 stamps. Syria 1 page plus singles about 50 stamps. Bahrain, 3 stock pages about 120 stamps; Afgan 1 page about 50 stamps.
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Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Japanese Stamp Collection  [132973]2561 - Japanese Stamp Collection [132973]
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A very large collection of varying stamp sheets from several books modern and pre WWII. Includes about 150 Japan Postal Issue pages from the 1960&...
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Middle East Region Stamp Collection  [132975]2562 - Middle East Region Stamp Collection [132975]
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A nice collection of varying stamp sheets from several books, generally pre WWII. Turkey: perhaps 50-75 stamps. Palestine: maybe 20 Israel: about a d
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New Zealand Collection  [131596]2563 - New Zealand Collection [131596]
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New Zealand and Colonies in an album. Mint unhinged stamps in protective sleeves. Mostly complete after 1935. Also includes pages from other collectio
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North Central Europe Stamp Collection  [132839]2564 - North Central Europe Stamp Collection [132839]
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Collection of album pages from numerous different collector albums from varying dates, generally collected before 1950. Romania: a nice selection incl
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Northeastern Europe Stamp Collection  [132961]2565 - Northeastern Europe Stamp Collection [132961]
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9 different countries represented here, consisting of single stamps on album pages from a number of different collection. Collected before WWII. Nethe
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Nyasaland Protectorate Stamp Collection  [135421]2566 - Nyasaland Protectorate Stamp Collection [135421]
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About 10 album pages, nice collectio, mostly mint please see photo. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Romania Stamp Collection  [135418]2567 - Romania Stamp Collection [135418]
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10 stock pages, about 500 stamps. Nice collection. Date: Country (if not USA): Romania State: City: Provenance:
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Russia Stamp Collection  [132967]2568 - Russia Stamp Collection [132967]
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Includes Ukraine, Lithuania, south Russia, Prussia. Russia: nice collection of material through about WWII about 200 stamps. Prussia: less than 20. Wh
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South American Stamp Collection  [132963]2569 - South American Stamp Collection [132963]
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12 countries represented here. These are mostly album pages from various collector albums before 1945, some containing mint modern stamps as noted. Ar
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South Pacific Stamp Collection  [132971]2570 - South Pacific Stamp Collection [132971]
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A collection of varying stamp pages from several books, includes modern as well as pre WWII. Fiji Islands: 2 Island: less than 15. Gilbert Islands: ab
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Southeast Asian Stamp Collection  [132974]2571 - Southeast Asian Stamp Collection [132974]
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A nice collection of varying stamp sheets from several books, generally pre WWII. Siam: about 20 Malaya: about 20 Corea/Korea: about 20 India: about
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Spain and Nearby Countries Stamp Collections  [135423]2572 - Spain and Nearby Countries Stamp Collections [135423]
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Spain, 3 stock pages about 150 stamps; Portugal about 10 stock pages perhaps 400 stamps. Switzerland 3 pages about 70 stamps; Monaco, 2 stamp pages a
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Swiss & Austria Area Stamp Collection  [132977]2573 - Swiss & Austria Area Stamp Collection [132977]
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A nice collection of varying stamp sheets from several books, generally pre WWII. Liechtenstein: about 50. Luxenburg: about 50. Switzerland: about 30
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Turkey Stamp Collection  [135417]2574 - Turkey Stamp Collection [135417]
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About 6 stock pages about 300 stamps. Turkish Calicos, 4 stock pages about 100 stamps. Date: Country (if not USA): Turkey State: City: Provena
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United Nations and United Universal Postal Union Stamp Collections  [131592]2575 - United Nations and United Universal Postal Union Stamp Collections [131592]
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United Nations: approximately 40 album pages single sided of mint stamps, unhinged in black sleeves, 1951 through c1970s. Perhaps 100 or more stamps.
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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A huge Accumulation of Foreign Stamps!  [132983]2576 - A huge Accumulation of Foreign Stamps! [132983]
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Giant selection of foreign stamps c1860-1980. Two specialty series green albums, possibly Scott. The first is French Colonies, and Scandinavian and Fi
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Specialty Stamp Collections  [131594]2577 - Specialty Stamp Collections [131594]
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Two specialty stamp collections. The first is a Europa postal issues c1974 forward. All mint unhinged stamps in protective black sleeves, including so
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Two Early International Stamp Albums c1860-1900  [132980]2578 - Two Early International Stamp Albums c1860-1900 [132980]
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International postage and stamp album, 19th century. 9.5x12" 2" thick. Bogert and Derbin. Manuscript inside front cover Thomas Mitchel Phi...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Scott International Postage Album, Two Monster Volumes!  [132979]2579 - Scott International Postage Album, Two Monster Volumes! [132979]
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Copyright 1955. This is the classic dark blue 2 volume set, about 4" thick by Scott. Our collector in this case has made an attempt to collect ...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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