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]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to r********n for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Central American Stamp Collection  [132962]2552 - Central American Stamp Collection [132962]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 countries represented. The lot consists like other lots in this sale of stamp album pages from various collections, generally all collected before W
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chinese Stamp Collection  [135420]2553 - Chinese Stamp Collection [135420]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (750.00 + 187.50) = 937.50
 
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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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 260.00 - 450.00
Sold to d*******f for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Great Britain and Ireland Stamp Collection  [132981]2558 - Great Britain and Ireland Stamp Collection [132981]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scott album plus portions of other collections. 1975 Scott Album: A classic large 3.5" thick album unpaginated probably 200 pages, nearly full ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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