Western Americana Signature Sale (May 2021 Auction)

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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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Quartz Tokens  [132159]3539 - Quartz Tokens [132159]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) DENTONE BROS. / QUARTZ, / CALIF. / MOISE. S.F. // GOOD FOR / ONE / DRINK; Br. rd., 21 mm. 2) CHAS ZANY / QUARTZ / CAL. / MOISE-K. CO
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (250.00 + 55.00) = 305.00
 
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Rawhide Saloon Token  [132160]3540 - Rawhide Saloon Token [132160]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three miles northwest of Jamestown, Rawhide had a post office 1904-1906. RAWHIDE / SALOON / J. OLENDER / PROP. // GOOD / FOR / 1 / DRINK OR CIGAR; B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p***d for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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Richardson Springs Tokens  [132131]3541 - Richardson Springs Tokens [132131]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Richardson brothers built a hotel, named the Richardson Springs Hotel, completed in 1903 that boasted a 14-bedroom wooden frame building on their
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p***d for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Porters Saloon and other Tokens  [132016]3542 - Porters Saloon and other Tokens [132016]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) VICTOR LEHTO / ROCKLIN / CALIF. // GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE; Al., rd., 21 mm. 2) PORTER'S SALOON / ROCKLIN // GOOD FOR / 5...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Golden Gate Saloon & Pool Room, Sacramento Token, Rare  [135475]3543 - Golden Gate Saloon & Pool Room, Sacramento Token, Rare [135475]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Golden Gate Saloon & Pool Room/330 R St./Sacramento/Calif.//GF/5cts. /In Trade. Unlisted in Kappen, one known example listed in the Kappen Suppl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Line-0-Lites Good For Tokens Rolls  [131234]3544 - Line-0-Lites Good For Tokens Rolls [131234]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Line-O-Lites was located at 5509 Geary Street in San Francisco. This lot of eight plastic tubes of tokens has two tubes good for 5c (about 50 tokens);
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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W. Frank, Store Card and Gaming Token  [135479]3545 - W. Frank, Store Card and Gaming Token [135479]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
W. Frank, store card and gaming token. 27.3mm. Plain edge. WM. Fauver 160, Kappen 886, EF luster, dents Date: 1867-1870 Country (if not USA): Stat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to J*******2 for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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San Leandro Tokens  [132105]3546 - San Leandro Tokens [132105]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five tokens from San Leandro (one San Lorenzo): 1) THE CAVE / J.A. CUNHA / Fine wines / Liquors / & Cigars / SAN LEANDRO, CAL // GOOD F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p***d for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Shawmut Club Token  [132161]3547 - Shawmut Club Token [132161]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
SHAWMUT / CLUB // GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE (center hole); Br., rd., 21 mm. Ex: Ron Lerch collection. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Solano County Tokens  [132018]3548 - Solano County Tokens [132018]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five rare tokens from Solano County: 1) GEO. E. EHRMAN / PROPR. / OLD CORNER / DIXON, CAL. / C.A. KLINKNER & CO. S.F. // GOOD FOR / 5 / C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p***d for (750.00 + 187.50) = 937.50
 
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Sonora Saloon Tokens  [132162]3549 - Sonora Saloon Tokens [132162]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four saloon tokens from Sonora: 1) THE CHICAGO / SALOON / GALLISON / & BOYD / PROPS / SONORA, CAL. / L.A. RUB. STAMP CO. // GOOD FOR / O...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p***d for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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Sonora Saloon Tokens  [132163]3550 - Sonora Saloon Tokens [132163]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four saloon tokens from Sonora: 1) UNION SALOON / E.F. DOYLE / PROP. / SONORA, CAL. //GOOD FOR / 1 / DRINK / AT THE BAR; Br., rd., 25 mm. 2) U
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to A****k for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Sonora Token Collection  [132164]3551 - Sonora Token Collection [132164]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten tokens from Sonora: 1) OLIVER / & / CONRAD / SONORA // GOOD FOR / 12½ / CENTS / IN TRADE; Br. rd., 21 mm. 2) ANGELS / BEER HALL ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to p***d for (550.00 + 137.50) = 687.50
 
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Stent Token Collection  [132015]3552 - Stent Token Collection [132015]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three rare tokens: 1) GOLDEN RULE / SALOON / BRYAN & / SWEENEY / PROPS. / STENT, CAL. GOOD FOR / ONE / DRINK; Br, Rd, 25 mm. 2) OPERA SALOON /...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e***t for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Stirling City Tokens  [132132]3553 - Stirling City Tokens [132132]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three tokens from Butte County: 1) NASH & SON / STIRLING CITY / PATRICK & CO. S.F. // GOOD FOR / 1 / CIGAR; Br. rd., 21 mm. 2) J.W. /...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v*********f for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
 
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Gilt Edge Saloon Token  [129308]3554 - Gilt Edge Saloon Token [129308]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
GILT EDGE SALOON / G. F. Willi / PROP. / STOCKTON, CAL. / / GOOD FOR / 5¢ / DRINK OR CIGAR. Al., rd., 25 mm. Named after Gilt Edge Whiskey.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to M*****8 for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Stockyard Hotel Bar Token  [132106]3555 - Stockyard Hotel Bar Token [132106]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One of two tokens known from this old section of Alameda County. STOCKYARD (sic) / 10¢ / HOTEL BAR // R (incuse) ; Br., rd., 21 mm. Rare. Ex:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Suisun Tokens  [132150]3556 - Suisun Tokens [132150]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five tokens from the Solano County town of Suisun: 1) ARMIJO CLUB / SUISUN / CAL. GOOD ONLY / FOR / PLAYING / PIANO; Br., rd., 21 mm. 2) DEP
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p***d for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Summerville Hotel Bar Tokens  [132165]3557 - Summerville Hotel Bar Tokens [132165]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) SUMMERVILLE / HOTEL / BAR / H.L. ROSASCO // GOOD FOR / 1 / DRINK; Br. rd., 21 mm. 2) SUMMERVILLE HOTEL / BAR / J.E. CONDE // GOOD FOR /
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Sutter County Tokens  [132157]3558 - Sutter County Tokens [132157]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: 1) SCOTTY'S PLACE / SUTTER / CAL. // GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE; Br. rd, 21 mm. 2) OWENS & CROW / LIVE OAK / CAL. // GOOD FO...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A****k for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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