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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Concho Belt and Belt Buckles  [132796]4020 - Concho Belt and Belt Buckles [132796]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage silver concho belt, 1.25" x 1". Oval conchos, 32"length can be made up to 39.5". Five vintage silver belt buckles: three...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to M********9 for (190.00 + 41.80) = 231.80
 
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David Skeets Earrings  [132780]4021 - David Skeets Earrings [132780]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pair of etched silver earrings hallmarked D. Skeets, sterling. One pair post--round disks with hanging feathers--2" diameter, 2.5"leng...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 130.00 - 260.00
Sold to M********9 for (140.00 + 30.80) = 170.80
 
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Five Pairs Native American Earrings  [135329]4022 - Five Pairs Native American Earrings [135329]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pair clip Native American: Cream colored oval onyx stones set in silver, marked MVV. 1.5î x 1î; Zuni sun faceóturquoise, o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*******R for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Gold and Silver Navajo Cuff  [133867]4023 - Gold and Silver Navajo Cuff [133867]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This overlaid 14K gold and silver hammered cuff. Etched in a quarter moon pattern. 5" inside measure, .75" gap--silver is lightweight and ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to a******3 for (55.00 + 12.10) = 67.10
 
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Heavy Turquoise and Silver Cuff  [133863]4024 - Heavy Turquoise and Silver Cuff [133863]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique Royston turquoise and sterling cuff. Hallmarked "JHL" or "HL". Five chunky stones, twisted wire around edges, freely ins...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to r**4 for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Incredible Navajo Turquoise Bolo  [132784]4025 - Incredible Navajo Turquoise Bolo [132784]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage pawn bolo set shadow box style with two very large turquoise stones and two bear claws. A heavy silver piece--5" long x 3.5" wide....
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jonathan Nez Cuff  [124849]4026 - Jonathan Nez Cuff [124849]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Jonathan Nez, Navajo. Gorgeous heavy sterling silver cuff. This sterling silver and 14k gold cuff is decorated with signature Nez, heavy stamp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to M********9 for (200.00 + 44.00) = 244.00
 
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Mark Yazzie Cuff Bracelet  [135331]4027 - Mark Yazzie Cuff Bracelet [135331]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fabulous women's Navajo Bracelet--sterling silver and 12K gold filled Mark Yazzie cuff. Six different Kokopeli dance in gold. c.80's. Inside...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Navajo Chip Inlay Cuff  [133865]4028 - Navajo Chip Inlay Cuff [133865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful vintage Navajo turquoise and coral peyote bird chip inlay set in sterling silver cuff bracelet. Nicely hand etched. Probably old pawn. No vi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 260.00
Sold to d*******f for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Navajo Silver Rings  [132782]4029 - Navajo Silver Rings [132782]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six vintage Navajo rings--all set in silver: three are Nevada turquoise, two possibly Royston--sizes 6 and 7.5; and one pale blue from Ajax mine--siz
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Richard Tsosie Belt Buckle  [132791]4030 - Richard Tsosie Belt Buckle [132791]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Navajo Richard Tsosie belt buckle made for Christmas holiday--features rough green turquoise stone set in sterling with holly leaves and berri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to M********9 for (140.00 + 30.80) = 170.80
 
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Silver and Coral Belt Buckle  [133869]4031 - Silver and Coral Belt Buckle [133869]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful vintage hand stamped sterling belt buckle set with oval coral cabochon. Navajo, no hallmark. Oval buckle with scalloped edges, 3" x 2...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Six Native American Rings  [135330]4032 - Six Native American Rings [135330]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Native American inlay of coral, amber, and oyster shellósize 7.5. 2) Nevada turquoise stone set in silverósize 8 . 3) Mixed stones
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Spirit Bear by R. Singer  [132794]4033 - Spirit Bear by R. Singer [132794]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Navajo Richard Singer sterling silver pendant of Spirit Bear. The piece is hollow--2" x 2.5" x .25". Silver overlay. Hallmarked by t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Stamped Navajo Sterling Jewelry  [132783]4034 - Stamped Navajo Sterling Jewelry [132783]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One oval sterling pin/brooch hallmarked B B (possible one of the Begay family). Stamped sterling with three small Malachite stones. 1.5" c 1.25...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 130.00 - 260.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Teddy Goodluck Belt Buckle  [133868]4035 - Teddy Goodluck Belt Buckle [133868]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Teddy Goodluck (hallmarked TG inside four leaf clover) sterling silver shadowbox belt buckle set with turquoise and coral stones. Oval shape with etch
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to M********9 for (150.00 + 33.00) = 183.00
 
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Vintage Branch Coral Necklace  [133859]4036 - Vintage Branch Coral Necklace [133859]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Navajo natural branch red-orange coral double strand necklace. Nicely graduated delicate branch coral, well matched in color and sizing. Original stur
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Vintage Navajo Bracelets (4)  [135511]4037 - Vintage Navajo Bracelets (4) [135511]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Set with turquoise stone, silver leaf with beading, 2) Silver with six oval moonstones set in silver. 3) Stamped silver with turquoise stone. 4) Ch
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Vintage Ray Tracey Jewelry  [133861]4038 - Vintage Ray Tracey Jewelry [133861]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14K gold and silver--Ray Tracey bracelet and ring. Mount for coral stones in gold and bands for bracelet and ring are sterling with Tracey’s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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M. M. Rogers Cuff  [135510]4039 - M. M. Rogers Cuff [135510]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Navajo, M. M. (Michael) Rogers' (not to be confused with Paiute, Michael Rogers) elegant cuff in 14k gold and sterling silver. Inside measure 5.5
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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