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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Unusual Husson Oil Wick Mining Lamp  [134014]2300 - Unusual Husson Oil Wick Mining Lamp [134014]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Copper spout and rod but what makes this unusual is an attachment device on the base for a custom miner's candlestick. Bottom: Husson Miners Lam...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*****0 for (80.00 + 17.60) = 97.60
 
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Shiny Brass Carbide Lamp, Possibly of Foreign Design  [132386]2301 - Shiny Brass Carbide Lamp, Possibly of Foreign Design [132386]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful, shiny brass carbide lamp with no manufacturer's markings or patent date. Gorgeous condition with all working parts present. Interesti...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Miner's Teapot Lamps - 3  [132421]2302 - Miner's Teapot Lamps - 3 [132421]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three miner's teapot lamps that were filled with oil and burned a thick wick, and mounted with the hook onto a miner's helmet. Largest is ab...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to K***1 for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Unusual head lamps - 2  [132425]2303 - Unusual head lamps - 2 [132425]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a pair of old headlamps unlike others in the consignment. Each has a large convex lens with a hinged cover, what appears to be a spud connecti
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Mining Artifact Group  [132900]2304 - Mining Artifact Group [132900]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of about 20 mining artifacts. Three carbide Lamps. One superintendent carbide. One pocket carbide 10. Two calcium carbide tends. Safe sport carb
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********t.. for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Mining Artifact Group (4)  [122820]2305 - Mining Artifact Group (4) [122820]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Double rimmed miner's hard hat with carbide lamp attachment, maker label torn out, c 1910-20. Miners Lunch box in aluminum. pair of mining relat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a******l for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Kaslo & Slocan Railway Annual Pass (Canadian Mining RR)  [134084]2306 - Kaslo & Slocan Railway Annual Pass (Canadian Mining RR) [134084]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pass no. 4, issued for 1898 to HA Jackson, traveling agent for Great Northern Railway Company. Preprinted signature of the president. Black and red pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******8 for (1,200.00 + 300.00) = 1,500.00
 
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Arizona & New Mexico Railway Annual Pass  [134098]2307 - Arizona & New Mexico Railway Annual Pass [134098]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 124, issued in 1906 to CH Eaton of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway. Printed signature of the vice president Alex. Veitch. "Goo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Arizona-New Mexico Railroad Passes Plus Bonus  [135523]2308 - Arizona-New Mexico Railroad Passes Plus Bonus [135523]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three railroad passes: 1) The Arizona & New Mexico Railway Company, 1916, No 520, issued to Mrs B Malone and Miss Nora Malone; 2) Arizona Easter...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Arkansas Railroad Pass Collection  [134097]2309 - Arkansas Railroad Pass Collection [134097]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 different. Includes: Iron Mountain & Helena Railroad (1882); Hot Springs Railroad (1898); Eureka Springs Railway (1890); Arkansas South...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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