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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Nevada Collectibles Group  [132901]4320 - Nevada Collectibles Group [132901]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of about 10 different Nevada collectibles. Our Saddler barrel top from Eureka circa 1880. Group of three calendars from Carson City 1940s. Embos
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t****8 for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
 
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Nevada Grab Bag  [110168]4321 - Nevada Grab Bag [110168]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a box of all sorts of Nevada ephemera, from returned mail to store receipts,a campaign poster, a travel magazine from 1960 and much, much more
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Nevada Key Reference Works (2)  [132826]4322 - Nevada Key Reference Works (2) [132826]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Nevada An Annotated Bibliography . Books and Pamphlets Relating to the History & Development of the Silver State by Stanley W. Paher. 1980. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Nevada License Plate Collection.  [118172]4323 - Nevada License Plate Collection. [118172]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five matched pairs, post-1990 and three single paltes (best 1929) and three single plates (Dayton , the V&T Lives), Red Dog (from the famous Red...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to k**********y for (75.00 + 16.50) = 91.50
 
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Nevada License Plates Group  [132458]4324 - Nevada License Plates Group [132458]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 license plates ranging from good- poor quality. Various years in the 80's. Few plates are very rusted. Exact years unknown. Date: C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to k******e for (10.00 + 2.20) = 12.20
 
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Nevada Pinup Calendars  [133789]4325 - Nevada Pinup Calendars [133789]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains three calendars from various casinos. The first calendar is from the Nevada Club in Reno and the Nevada Lodge at North Lake Tahoe 19
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*******1 for (140.00 + 30.80) = 170.80
 
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Photos Lake Tahoe And Riverside Hotel Fire  [129926]4326 - Photos Lake Tahoe And Riverside Hotel Fire [129926]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. 1. Two B/W photos w/wht borders of the Riverside Hotel before/after fire in 1922. 2. Eleven b/w photos all but one w/wht border. P
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Start Price : 85.00 | Estimate : 170.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Reminiscences of Senator William M. Stewart  [132459]4327 - Reminiscences of Senator William M. Stewart [132459]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Autobiography: Reminiscences of Senator William M. Stewart. Red cloth hardcover bordered in black. 358 pages. New York: The Neale Publishing Compan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 90.00
Sold to p********n for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
 
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Scenic, Historic, Travel & Treasure Publications  [131885]4328 - Scenic, Historic, Travel & Treasure Publications [131885]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. 1) Desert Gem Trails, 1966 – 2) Pay Dirt, Values in the Rough 1948 – 3) Nevada Treasure Hunters (with Ghost Town Map) 1961
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Small Ram's Insulator Holder Block of Original Wood  [132241]4329 - Small Ram's Insulator Holder Block of Original Wood [132241]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rams horn insulator holder wood block used for telegraph lines. Bottom piece of wood, drilled with holes , but does not include Rams Horn insulator.
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Three Nevada and Railroad Prints  [129677]4330 - Three Nevada and Railroad Prints [129677]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of three Nevada and railroad prints. The first is a repro. print of Verdi, Nevada date unknown but the streets are not paved early 190...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fire Dept. Conv. Ribbons for New England States (10)  [125306]4331 - Fire Dept. Conv. Ribbons for New England States (10) [125306]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Member "Neptune Vet. Firemens Assn." Newburyport, Mass.; 2) Souvenir, West Brooklyn Fire Co., 8th Annual Ball 1903-1911; 3)"Fam...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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New England Mercantile Union Directory  [108494]4332 - New England Mercantile Union Directory [108494]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold Rush Era Directory, published by Pratt & Co. "…containing a new map of New-England, an almanac for 1849, a memorandum for every ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pittsfield Ledgers (3), 1835-c1860  [84839]4333 - Pittsfield Ledgers (3), 1835-c1860 [84839]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three early ledgers from the Berry family of Pittsfield, New Hampshire. The Berrys ran a large hardware and general store (including foods) for more t
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Funk & Wagnalls Mental Efficiency Book Series  [131856]4334 - Funk & Wagnalls Mental Efficiency Book Series [131856]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the entire mental efficiency series of books published by Funk & Wagnall in 1916. The series consists of nine books and comes in a nice ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Fire at the Don Fernando Hotel, 5 photos  [109207]4335 - Fire at the Don Fernando Hotel, 5 photos [109207]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A set of five 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch, black and white photos printed with a postcard backing, that document the fire of the Don Fernando Hotel. The five i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Collectible Grab Bag  [133813]4336 - Collectible Grab Bag [133813]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1) Santa Fe Lanterns & Locks 1874-1928 catalog by Wm. A. Cunningham. Fair to good condition, bottom right corner is folded. 2) Harmer ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j******6 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Match Safe and Cigar Cutter Pan American Expo & Pamphlet  [129890]4337 - Match Safe and Cigar Cutter Pan American Expo & Pamphlet [129890]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the 1901 Pan American Expo in Buffalo New York. A beatifully engraved match’s face w/ Manfacturers and Liberal Arts Bldg on one side an
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Fireman's Badge and Ribbon - Color Celluloid 1901 - Rare!  [132251]4338 - Fireman's Badge and Ribbon - Color Celluloid 1901 - Rare! [132251]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique color celluloid badge with picture of fireman ascending ladder to window spewing flames. Measures 1.75" diameter. Stamped on reverse: ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Fire Convention Ribbons for New York State (11)  [125307]4339 - Fire Convention Ribbons for New York State (11) [125307]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Jeffords Hose", N.Y.V.F.A. 14th Annual Convention, August 21-24, 1905, Jamestown, NY; 2) Delegate, Mass. State Firemens Assn., 31 Ann...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 340.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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