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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Oil and Mining Postcards  [135467]2500 - Oil and Mining Postcards [135467]
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Approx 15 mining and oil postcards with several RPC's Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Post Office Postcards Collection  [132944]2501 - Post Office Postcards Collection [132944]
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This is a collection postcards depicting Post Offices around the United States. A letter Carrier's dream. The smallest PO is in Grimshawes, N.C....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Hand-Drawn Art Postcards ~50  [125866]2502 - Hand-Drawn Art Postcards ~50 [125866]
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Approx 50 postcards with hand-drawn designs in graphite pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor. Wide range of creative and artistic skill represented.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Hitler Related RARE Post Cards (6) and U.S. Navy WWII Cover  [133758]2503 - Hitler Related RARE Post Cards (6) and U.S. Navy WWII Cover [133758]
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WWII Group of 6 Hitler themed post cards - Very Rare! and 1 U.S. Navy Cover postmarked Oct 6 1943. "The Axis Rats Don't Like Our Sting&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******n for (75.00 + 16.50) = 91.50
 
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Logging Train Postcards (21)  [132353]2504 - Logging Train Postcards (21) [132353]
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Lot of 21 Logging Postcards. Lot includes some chromolithograph and linen. 5 are black and white the remaining 16 are color. Date: Country (if not
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (80.00 + 17.60) = 97.60
 
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Lumber Docks and Booms Postcards (16)  [132358]2505 - Lumber Docks and Booms Postcards (16) [132358]
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Lumber Docks and Booms Postcards are from various locations across the U.S. 12 Cards are color and 4 are black and white. Most cars are chromolithog
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******n for (80.00 + 17.60) = 97.60
 
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Lumber Mill Postcards (17)  [132357]2506 - Lumber Mill Postcards (17) [132357]
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This lot of Lumber Mill postcards has 17 postcards. 8 RPCs and 9 chromolithographs. This lot features the Saw Mill and Mill pond in Hobart Mills, Cali
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*******h for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Lumber Mill Postcards (28)  [132354]2507 - Lumber Mill Postcards (28) [132354]
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Lot of Lumber Mill Postcards, 28, all color. Shows various lumber mills throughout the U.S. Most chromolithographs. Date: Country (if not USA):
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to j*******h for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Lumber Mill Postcards w/ Overhead Views  [132356]2508 - Lumber Mill Postcards w/ Overhead Views [132356]
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Lot of 8 Lumber Mill postcard. All 8 are overhead shots of the mills. There are 8 RPCs, 2 EKC, 4 Kodak, and two unknown. Most of lot includes locatio
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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New Years Day Vintage Celebratory Post Cards  [127052]2509 - New Years Day Vintage Celebratory Post Cards [127052]
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About 300 vintage cards celebrating the New Years. Publishers include Winsch (the most famous post card artist), Tuck, German publishers of embossed c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Easter Postcard Collection - No Bunnies  [126601]2510 - Easter Postcard Collection - No Bunnies [126601]
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A collection of about 85 antique and vintage Easter celebration postcards. This collection features chicks, eggs, hens, angels, lambs, and springtime
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Military RPC's (10)  [131671]2511 - Military RPC's (10) [131671]
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RPC's showing WWII US Army Air Force bombers. Please see photos for details and condition. Date: 1940's Country (if not USA): State: C...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Group of Patriotic Postcards (5)  [111886]2512 - Group of Patriotic Postcards (5) [111886]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 includes "Admiral Dewey and Victory", "Memorial Day Souvenir", "Defend Your Country", and two of William Jenn...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to q******s for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Patriotic U.S. Flag RPCs and Litho Postcards (100)  [125723]2513 - Patriotic U.S. Flag RPCs and Litho Postcards (100) [125723]
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One hundred RPCs and Litho patriotic postcards featuring the American flag, from various U.S. states, c1900-1945. States include North Dakota, Utah, C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Phonograph-Related Post Card Collection  [125841]2514 - Phonograph-Related Post Card Collection [125841]
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Approx. 80 post cards from the Ken Prag Collection with the common theme of recording sound for home playback. Included are postcards of Victrolas, Vi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (175.00 + 43.75) = 218.75
 
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President Taft in Public RPCs (21)  [127321]2515 - President Taft in Public RPCs (21) [127321]
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Twenty-one RPCs featuring the 27th president, William Howard Taft, in public, from the U.S. and France, c1904-1910. Includes six canceled from Califo
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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President Taft on the Election Trail RPCs (59)  [127329]2516 - President Taft on the Election Trail RPCs (59) [127329]
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A large assortment of 59 views of President Taft on the election trail, and following the election traveling throughout the U.S., with cancel dates 19
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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President Taft Portraits RPCs (39)  [127327]2517 - President Taft Portraits RPCs (39) [127327]
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Lot of 39 RPCs of President Taft portraits, from the U.S., c1908-09. Fifteen are canceled with stamps, from different U.S. states, the rest blank or w
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Taft for President RPCs and Litho Postcards (17)  [127328]2518 - Taft for President RPCs and Litho Postcards (17) [127328]
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Seventeen pre- and post-election RPCs and litho postcards of William H. Taft, from the U.S., c1907-1911. President Taft's portrait is featured i...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Taft RPCs of Crowds and Parades (10)  [125721]2519 - Taft RPCs of Crowds and Parades (10) [125721]
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Ten RPCs of President William H. Taft at parades and events in various U.S. states, c1909-1911. A blank RPC is of Taft at Redlands, Calif., Oct. 12, 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j*******h for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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