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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Zuni Fetish Collection  [134053]4000 - Zuni Fetish Collection [134053]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of 16 different pieces. Bought by our consignor in the 1980s. Largest is a lizard 5" long. Most of the others are 1-2.25". Incl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (650.00 + 162.50) = 812.50
 
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Scrapers, Awls, Blades, Set 4  [52767]4001 - Scrapers, Awls, Blades, Set 4 [52767]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scrapers, awls, blades, set 4, includes: jasper, silicified rhyolite, obsidian, moss agate, chalcedony, rose agate, chert, etc. Over 60 pieces. Nicely
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to C*****4 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Red Chert Native American Projectile Museum Collection  [117355]4002 - Red Chert Native American Projectile Museum Collection [117355]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Native American projectile handcrafted out of red chert stone, from Kentucky, most likely from the Archaic or Woodland period, 8000 b.c.-1600 a.d. Thi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r**4 for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Eastern Nevada, Great Basin ancient Arrowheads, Points and Carved Relics  [118170]4003 - Eastern Nevada, Great Basin ancient Arrowheads, Points and Carved Relics [118170]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven Riker mounts full of arrowheads, drills and points of varying nature (a few beads, too) and one riker mount of chards of pre-historic hand carve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,600.00 + 400.00) = 2,000.00
 
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Native American Gambling Bones, Buttons & More / 3 Items.  [109612]4004 - Native American Gambling Bones, Buttons & More / 3 Items. [109612]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item # 1 of 3 : Very fancy Buttons. Brass with and embossed eagle. They read U.S./ Eagle / Indian Service. Early 1900's . Reverse embossed: S. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8***6 for (55.00 + 12.10) = 67.10
 
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Two bows, arrow, feather  [131782]4005 - Two bows, arrow, feather [131782]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice lot of Native American items. First bow is 69” in length. Wrapped in buckskin. Wrapped with one arrow. 29”. Second bow is 48[x=
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Panamanian Basket  [134052]4006 - Panamanian Basket [134052]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice design Panamanian (probably Wounaan) basket tray, purchased in the 1990s by our consignor. 6" diameter, 1.5" deep. Very good conditio...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to d****C for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Panamanian Wounaan Rainforest Basket  [125589]4007 - Panamanian Wounaan Rainforest Basket [125589]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Wounaan Embera tribe of Panama is known for these tightly woven baskets with bold geometric patterns. Sometimes referred to as Rainforest Baskets
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to v********s.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Alaska Two-Tone Bottle Neck Basket   [124483]4008 - Alaska Two-Tone Bottle Neck Basket [124483]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6.75" Diameter x 5.25" tall x 2.75" bottle neck hole. Ten polychrome vertical stripes extending upward from base along sides. The bot...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to M*****8 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Vintage Tlingit Basket  [121244]4009 - Vintage Tlingit Basket [121244]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small Tlingit basket, 3.5" diameter x 2.75" high. Band in brown with orange designs. Spruce root. Basket has two tiny handles. Good condit...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to M*****8 for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Havasupai Water Basket  [124652]4010 - Havasupai Water Basket [124652]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large woven basket, once completely covered with pine pitch, originally made for carrying water. Label in the opening reads: 1900-1920 Havasupai / Pit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to C*****4 for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Two Early Pima Baskets  [135564]4011 - Two Early Pima Baskets [135564]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Coiled bowl, 10.25" diameter x 3" high. Original color designs are faded (green and brown). Good condition. 2) Small coiled bowl, light...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 125.00
Sold to M*****8 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Vintage Tohono O'dham Basket  [135585]4012 - Vintage Tohono O'dham Basket [135585]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Excellent Tohono O'dham basket. Yiucca, fern grass, devil's claw. 7" diameter x 3.75" high. A real prize for the collector. Dat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Washoe Baby Basket For a Doll  [124489]4013 - Washoe Baby Basket For a Doll [124489]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8" x 8" x 18" Girl's basket. Uses old clothing "Grandma's Dress" around hood. Special Assist Thank You to Norm...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Antique Micmac Basket  [135582]4014 - Antique Micmac Basket [135582]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Northeast US native basket made of ash and sweet grass with fitted lid - possibly a sewing basket, From one of the tribes of Maine; Penobscot, MicMac,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to d*******f for (15.00 + 3.75) = 18.75
 
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Plains Beaded Peace Pipe Bag  [119993]4015 - Plains Beaded Peace Pipe Bag [119993]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Northern Plains fringed beaded peace pipe (Chanupa)bag. 23" x 6". The beading is all intact, white, turquoise, red, black, light blue seed...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimate : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery Pair  [134054]4016 - Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery Pair [134054]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) Beautiful, very early Sharon Naranjo Garcia black bowl, approximately 2" tall. Signature on base --Sharon Garcia, Santa CP (Clara ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Hopi Silver Belt Buckle  [132795]4017 - Hopi Silver Belt Buckle [132795]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elegant sterling silver belt buckle, 3" x 2". Silver overlay with bear claw image and corner design that looks like mesas. Hallmark, unide...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to M********9 for (225.00 + 49.50) = 274.50
 
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Navajo Earrings--3 Pair  [135509]4018 - Navajo Earrings--3 Pair [135509]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One pair long silver squash blossom, 2"; one pair short squash blossom.75"; one pair silverwith turquoise and coral nuggets. All in very g...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r**4 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Cluster Cuff  [135315]4019 - Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Cluster Cuff [135315]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy sterling bracelet set with turquoise and coral. Silver beading throughout. Inside measurement--5.5". Beautiful piece. Date: Country (...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to d****C for (425.00 + 106.25) = 531.25
 
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