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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Hobbles  & Other Horse Stuff  [131846]3139 - Hobbles & Other Horse Stuff [131846]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of leather and wood bow stirrups, two cowbells and a set of hobbles make up thiis cowboy themed lot. Stirrups are made of wood, with a heavy le
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Four Strand Rawhide Riata  [125976]3140 - Four Strand Rawhide Riata [125976]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautifully handcrafted rawhide riata. This Mexican style lariat is about 40' in length and about .25" in diameter. This is in really gre...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to p********y.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Cowboy Poetry Event Posters  [133754]3141 - Cowboy Poetry Event Posters [133754]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Original Posters from the 3rd Annual Dayton Cowboy Poetry Event. Event Poster is hand-colored with crayon, numbered 14/100 in pencil on bottom left
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Oasis Ranch Company Large Business Card - Very Rare!  [132254]3142 - Oasis Ranch Company Large Business Card - Very Rare! [132254]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oasis Ranch Company, Growers of Cattle, Sheep, and Horses. Toana, Nevada. E.C. Hardy, President and Manager, H.K. Lyon, Secretary, A. E. Kingsbury, Tr
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to y******e for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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A.F. Hoska Harness Maker Horse Tie, 1880s  [127057]3143 - A.F. Hoska Harness Maker Horse Tie, 1880s [127057]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unique 1880s horse tie for this well-known harness and saddle maker in Tacoma. About 7"octagonal, 2" thick, about 15+ pounds! Embossed let...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Antique Barbed Wire Collection  [132211]3144 - Antique Barbed Wire Collection [132211]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of antique barbed wire. Over 40 pieces in all, about 20 in. long, some from the 1870's. Some of the recognized styles are: s-barb,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Cowboy Poetry Books Lot of 2  [121704]3145 - Cowboy Poetry Books Lot of 2 [121704]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of vintage cowboy publications from the early 20th century. First, we have Rhymes From a Round Up Camp, by Wallace David Coburn. This 137-page
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f*****E for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Pro Bull Riders' Autographed Tree Rounds (5)  [131848]3146 - Pro Bull Riders' Autographed Tree Rounds (5) [131848]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A unique group of five (5) tree rounds, illustrated and autographed by participants of the Pro Bull Rider Association from 2000 to 2011. The associat
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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Historic Wild West Poster: Buffalo Bill - Pawnee Bill  [58864]3147 - Historic Wild West Poster: Buffalo Bill - Pawnee Bill [58864]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill poster mounted on linen. 30" x 40". "Pawnee Bill's Great Far East combined with Buffalo Bill...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 7,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to g*****9 for (3,500.00 + 875.00) = 4,375.00
 
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Buffalo Bill Original Carte De Visite (CDV)   [132255]3148 - Buffalo Bill Original Carte De Visite (CDV) [132255]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original William "Buffalo Bill" Cody CDV measures 2-3/8" x 3-15/16". Sepia toned. Bill Cody is dressed in a suit and fancy cra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Kit Carson CDV by Earle's Galleries  [131772]3149 - Kit Carson CDV by Earle's Galleries [131772]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A rare carte de visite of famous American Christopher Houston Carson, better known as Kit Carson. He was an American frontiersman, fur trapper, wilder
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to b*******e for (550.00 + 121.00) = 671.00
 
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Two Kit Carson Books including the only legitimate biography  [130077]3150 - Two Kit Carson Books including the only legitimate biography [130077]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) “The Story and life of Kit Carson’s life and Adventures from facts narrated by Himself”. By DeWitt C. Peters. 1875. Dust
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******e for (225.00 + 49.50) = 274.50
 
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Sterling Silver Belt Buckles (3), 2 Belts  [133761]3151 - Sterling Silver Belt Buckles (3), 2 Belts [133761]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. 2.5" x 3.25" square silver buckle with Western scroll and rope edge, stamped on reverse "Wade's Silver Shop / Reno / Sterling&...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Western Belts, Buckles & Bolos Group (8 Items)  [133762]3152 - Western Belts, Buckles & Bolos Group (8 Items) [133762]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. Dark Brown Belt, 38 inches long. Stamped inside "Vintage Bison, American Bison Leather. Made in USA" with nice, small silver buckle, lo...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Belt Buckle Silver  [132864]3153 - Belt Buckle Silver [132864]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains a number of pieces of belt silver. There are about 18 pieces belt silver; one marked Wage German silver, a belt end cap marked NMJRA
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m**********w for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Vogt Silver Belt Buckle  [132790]3154 - Vogt Silver Belt Buckle [132790]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oval sterling silver belt buckle with two small cut garnets mounted in floral design. Brass oval on top left. Vogt Silversmiths was founded by a Worl
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Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Lettered Belt Buckles  [129904]3155 - Lettered Belt Buckles [129904]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Eight embossed belt buckles each w/one brass letter (F,H,I, N,P,U,V,Y) and one w/cowboys roping a cow. Six marked on back “Diab
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Sterling Silver Belt Buckle with Belt  [132936]3156 - Sterling Silver Belt Buckle with Belt [132936]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sterling silver belt buckle made by the Keystone Bros. of San Francisco. The buckle also has a 14K horse inlay. The belt is 33 in. with silv
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Custom Gold Leopard Necklace  with Diamonds, Emeralds   [122814]3157 - Custom Gold Leopard Necklace with Diamonds, Emeralds [122814]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ornate 14kt gold necklace with diamond bands and emerald eyes in a spotted leopard sitting on the bottom rung of a 17 piece articulated necklace, with
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Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimate : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Antique Mexican Floral Design Necklace  [124860]3158 - Antique Mexican Floral Design Necklace [124860]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incredible vintage hand-made Mexican sterling silver link necklace (18") with a floral design. Sculptural 3-dimensional look with 9 separate f...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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