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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Howard Miller Regulator Wall Clock  [125216]4540 - Howard Miller Regulator Wall Clock [125216]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Modern Howard Miller wall clock 25" tall 16" wide Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********n for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Lapel Pins, ~325 Pieces  [132867]4541 - Lapel Pins, ~325 Pieces [132867]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot is a whole lot of lapel pins (I counted 325 of them, ~718 grams worth, more than 1-1/2 pounds!); all types from military, sports, labor, frat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Matchbook Collection  [103379]4542 - Matchbook Collection [103379]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of matchbooks from the USA and around the world. There are matchbooks from San Francisco, Ca., Campbell River, B.C., and Tokyo,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Police Shoulder Patches  [132846]4543 - Police Shoulder Patches [132846]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of Police shoulder patches largely from the state of California, but also from Washington state, Honolulu, Hi., and Texas. A tota
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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RCA Radiotron 833A Vacuum Tube  [108680]4544 - RCA Radiotron 833A Vacuum Tube [108680]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an RCA Radiotron 833A vacuum tube marked Made in U.S.A. The 833A vacuum tubes are made for medium power oscillators and Class B or C amplifier
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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United Electron 833A Vacuum Tube  [108678]4545 - United Electron 833A Vacuum Tube [108678]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a United Electron 833A vacuum tube marked Made in Germany. The 833A vacuum tubes are made for medium power oscillators and Class B or C amplif
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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S. Newhouse Oneida Company #3 Animal Trap  [132505]4546 - S. Newhouse Oneida Company #3 Animal Trap [132505]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Newhouse / Oneida animal trap is marked "S. Newhouse N.Y. Oneida Company #3" on the pan. The dimensions are roughly 17 1/2 in. X 4 in...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 130.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Underwood Document Typewriter  [126549]4547 - Underwood Document Typewriter [126549]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An Underwood typewriter with the extra wide carriage for document typing. This one needs a good cleaning and some small repairs I'm sure. Tom Ha...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Vintage Locks  [131477]4548 - Vintage Locks [131477]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Vintage padlocks w/keys, one no key. Corbin. Yale , Royal Certified Brass w/key's. One brass engraved “S” w/ arrow , p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Western Electric Wall Mounted Phone with Kellogg Candlestick  [125600]4549 - Western Electric Wall Mounted Phone with Kellogg Candlestick [125600]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a wall mounted telephone made by Western Electric with a non-working Kellogg candlestick mouthpiece. The wall mount is complete internally bu
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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19th Century Commode  [120634]4550 - 19th Century Commode [120634]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a late 1800's wood commode, with lift top (To hide the chamber pot), arms that appear when lid is lifted and a back rest. It measure 21...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Antique Wooden Chairs - 2  [109349]4551 - Antique Wooden Chairs - 2 [109349]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two vintage chairs without markings. Overall height: 35 inches; Seat height: 17 inches; Overall width: 16 inches; Depth: 15 inches.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 900.00
Sold to d*******f for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Empire Mangle Roll Ironer  [125430]4552 - Empire Mangle Roll Ironer [125430]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an Empire Mangle Ironer. This was an item that made ironing less of a chore, since the clothes didn't have to be absolutely dry when put...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Holmes Antique Folding Wooden Chair  [132240]4553 - Holmes Antique Folding Wooden Chair [132240]
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Rare and Unusual Holmes Patented Carved Walnut Folding Chair, c. 1871. X-form folding legs joined by turned stretchers, labeled on a rear stretcher wi
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Hough's Security Cash Register  [125332]4554 - Hough's Security Cash Register [125332]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice oak and cast iron Hough's Security cash register, one of the first cash registers. Azel C. Hough (1859-1946) secured five patents for ear...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray  [106385]4555 - Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray [106385]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Matching quadruple silver plate by Wilcox plating coffee urn with 2 elk side mounts and engraved elk on front, 21" tall. Also matching engrave ...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Two Paddle-Wheel Butter Churns  [108677]4556 - Two Paddle-Wheel Butter Churns [108677]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
If you wanted to make a banquet-sized a batch of butter for a family reunion, here are the tools for you. Both are fully functional, but in this day a
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Vintage Credenza  [119984]4557 - Vintage Credenza [119984]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice vintage credenza that measures 42" in width, 30" in height and 18" in depth. It has two cupboards for dishware and two drawer...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Antique Blacksmith Made Tools  [134047]4558 - Antique Blacksmith Made Tools [134047]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 pieces. 1) Handmade chain with hook, 30" long. 2) Ice tongs, 15". 3) Hand tool with sharp crescent blade, wood handle. 6.5 x 7&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to j****2 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Antique Carpenters Wood Planes (2)  [125219]4559 - Antique Carpenters Wood Planes (2) [125219]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.) is 23" long 7" high 3" wide, intricately constructed, high quality. Joh Peter Arns, ARNS USS Stahl 2.) 8" long 3" wide ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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