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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Taft-Sherman Bryan-Kern Election Postcards (22)  [127326]2520 - Taft-Sherman Bryan-Kern Election Postcards (22) [127326]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 22 William H. Taft-James S. Sherman, and William J. Bryan-John W. Kern RPCs from the U.S. presidential election of 1908. Seven are canceled, si
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Teddy Roosevelt Postcard Collection (10)  [135526]2521 - Teddy Roosevelt Postcard Collection (10) [135526]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten postcards depicting Roosevelt, his family, or his homes. Roosevelt served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. A few are
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t********f for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Presidential Postcards. [131453]2522 - Presidential Postcards. [131453]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7 Envelopes containing postcards. 1. Two Romney Postcards, one is signed and postmarked 1962. 2. Five color postcards of Pres. Carter in v
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Victorian Style Announcement Postcards  [132064]2523 - Victorian Style Announcement Postcards [132064]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25 postcards, mostly announcement cards for baby arrival or invitations. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Pr
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Restaurant Advertising Postcards from Around the Country  [132950]2524 - Restaurant Advertising Postcards from Around the Country [132950]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of 50 RPCs depicting restaurants from around the USA. New York, Chicago, Largo, Hollywood. Great photos for remodeling ideas. Da
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Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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RPC of Lady Liberty reproduced by J. Mallamace of San Jose, California  [132953]2525 - RPC of Lady Liberty reproduced by J. Mallamace of San Jose, California [132953]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a post card of Lady Liberty reproduced by Immigrant J. Mallamace in 1942. Very good condition RPC. Date: Country (if not USA): State: C
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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RPC of Real People, Fashion, Homes 1900's  [132947]2526 - RPC of Real People, Fashion, Homes 1900's [132947]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This group of photos are of real people, fashions and homesteads between 1900-1920's. About 30 RPC in all. Date: Country (if not USA): Stat...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to t********f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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RPCs 0f 1910 Farm and Family Life  [132955]2527 - RPCs 0f 1910 Farm and Family Life [132955]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of RPCs addressed to Elizabeth Kirsch in Lawrence, Indiana C. 1910. Any living relative needs these RPCs depicting the homestead
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to A******S for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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World Wide Postcard Group  [132415]2528 - World Wide Postcard Group [132415]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Grab bag lot. Early 1900's postcards. Two binders full of various postcards. About 400 total postcards in this lot. Some cards are mint, some ar...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Hawaiian Stamp Collection  [132978]2529 - Hawaiian Stamp Collection [132978]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice collection of early stamps about 20 pieces. 3 versions of what appears to be A17, in Carmine. A20, A25, A19, A14, and more. There was an attem
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Large collection Scott National Postal Album 1977  [131598]2530 - Large collection Scott National Postal Album 1977 [131598]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a nice collection of American stamps. Stamps have been carefully placed in clear black protective sleeves and are not hinged in the book. The
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to r********n for (750.00 + 187.50) = 937.50
 
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Postmasters of America “Official History of the United States In Mint Stamps”  [132352]2531 - Postmasters of America “Official History of the United States In Mint Stamps” [132352]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
200 U.S. Postage Stamps issued in mint condition and mounted on presentation cards bearing original works of art created exclusively for this Collecti
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Seven Plates from the Department of the Treasury on Stamp Releases  [130145]2532 - Seven Plates from the Department of the Treasury on Stamp Releases [130145]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Souvenir of the gmonumental effort that saw the United States five times break its earth bonds and explore the face of the moon.h
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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U. S. DOI Duck Stamps Yearly Collection with Signed Duck Stamp Painting  [135590]2533 - U. S. DOI Duck Stamps Yearly Collection with Signed Duck Stamp Painting [135590]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nicely framed 62 Department of Interior Duck Stamps starting in 1934. This one is unsigned, and it has a small fold in upper right. Most stamps are si
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Estimate : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to A******S for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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U. S. Stamp Lot  [135587]2534 - U. S. Stamp Lot [135587]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large lot of stamped envelope & postcards with some used covers about 200 pieces; lot of US modern commemoratives in kit form; group of US sheet...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*****a for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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U. S. Stamp Postcards (6)  [135520]2535 - U. S. Stamp Postcards (6) [135520]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 postcards featuring US stamps from the circa 1900 regular mail series. 5 are by Zieber and 1 by Staerck. Choice collectibles for any US stamp colle
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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United States Stamp Collection  [131597]2536 - United States Stamp Collection [131597]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This includes a group of three albums. 1.) United States Album by Dansco copyright 1959: nice collection of early US, lacking in high denominations, t
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to j******C for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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US Revenue Stamp Collection  [131599]2537 - US Revenue Stamp Collection [131599]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Revenue stamp collection removed from an early album. This collection is a bonus for any revenue stamp collector. Includes Federal and state revenue s
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d********d for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Internal Revenue Distilled Spirits Tax Stamps   [132496]2538 - Internal Revenue Distilled Spirits Tax Stamps [132496]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of five (5) internal revenue tax stamps, issued 1933, for the districts of Kentucky (3), Pennsylvania (1), and Maryland (1). Proh
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 2*****s for (100.00 + 22.00) = 122.00
 
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North African Stamp Collection  [132969]2539 - North African Stamp Collection [132969]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice collection from several books, generally pre WWII. Ethiopia: about 20. Cape Verde: less than 20. Cameroons: about 30. Equatorial Africa: about
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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