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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High-Grade Gold Ore, Hishikari Mine, Japan   [132536]2010 - High-Grade Gold Ore, Hishikari Mine, Japan [132536]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven pieces of varying size, of high-grade gold ore from the Hishikari Gold Mine in southern Japan. See other listings of Hishikari specimens for d
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b*********n for (650.00 + 162.50) = 812.50
 
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Silica Flux Ore, Kasuga Mine, Kagoshima Pref., Japan  [132373]2011 - Silica Flux Ore, Kasuga Mine, Kagoshima Pref., Japan [132373]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large sample of silica flux ore that has gold content of 0.09 oz/ton. This material could be used in the smelting of precious metal ores to help rem
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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High-Grade Gold-Silver Ore, Pinos Altos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico  [132441]2012 - High-Grade Gold-Silver Ore, Pinos Altos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [132441]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This specimen of high-grade, gold-silver ore comes from the underground Pinos Altos Mine in the mountains of west-central Chihuahua, Mexico. The handw
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Beryl v. Aquamarine from Namibia  [53047]2013 - Beryl v. Aquamarine from Namibia [53047]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An unusually greenish-blue aquamarine crystal cluster on feldspar matrix from Erongo Mountain, Namibia. Typically the aquamarine found in the many gem
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,750.00
 
 
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Malachite & Azurite, Rosita Mine, Nicaragua  [132285]2014 - Malachite & Azurite, Rosita Mine, Nicaragua [132285]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice hand specimen from the Rosita Copper Mine in Nicaragua of malachite with minor azurite, some in botryoidal form. Total weight is about 284 grams.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to M********9 for (60.00 + 13.20) = 73.20
 
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Fluorite from South Africa  [53037]2015 - Fluorite from South Africa [53037]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A cluster of vibrant-green, octahedral fluorite crystals in superb condition from a surface deposit located 3 km north of the village of Riemvasmaak.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Native Copper Split Drill Core, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona  [132375]2016 - Native Copper Split Drill Core, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona [132375]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Truly spectacular split drill core from the immense Ray Copper Mine in Pinal County, Arizona. The label says the core came from 1,100 feet below the p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j*****0 for (200.00 + 44.00) = 244.00
 
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Native Copper, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona  [132538]2017 - Native Copper, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona [132538]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three specimens of native copper from the Ray Mine in Pinal County, Arizona. There used to be a town of Ray, Arizona, but it got mined away as the ope
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Silver-Copper Ore, Silver King Mine, Superior, Arizona  [131920]2018 - Silver-Copper Ore, Silver King Mine, Superior, Arizona [131920]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small specimen of silver-bearing copper ore, 2 x 0 6 x 0.5 inches, with probably a silver sulfide such as argentite (Ag2S) or acanthite (AgS2). Found
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f*******d for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Goodshaw Mine, Bodie, Gold Ore Specimens  [122830]2019 - Goodshaw Mine, Bodie, Gold Ore Specimens [122830]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bag of about 35 specimens (all 2 x 2" or so), many with cut surfaces. The very best of these rocks were hand picked and sold last year by us. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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