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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K-LINE Collector's Guide, Vol. 1: Trains 1985-1998  [133601]4580 - K-LINE Collector's Guide, Vol. 1: Trains 1985-1998 [133601]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is no ordinary train catalog! It has a brushed steel front and back cover which is protected by a full-color, glossy dust jacket. It is signed by
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Children's Movie Collectibles  [131586]4581 - Children's Movie Collectibles [131586]
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Collection of about 25 movie collectibles and toys. Includes: 7 Lord of the Rings glass goblets; 6 Disney collector series glasses; 5 Disney Happy me
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Nylint Toys Austia Western Crane - Telescoping!  [112638]4582 - Nylint Toys Austia Western Crane - Telescoping! [112638]
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Heavy metal toy crane in fair condition made by Nylint. The tires roll smoothly; the handwheel that raises the boom is present but the boom is jammed
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sawyer View-Master Package  [131638]4583 - Sawyer View-Master Package [131638]
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This is a complete package for fans who remember the View-Master viewer from their childhood. Included are an early viewer, a projector and the iconic
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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City of Toyland No. 7 Utility Truck  [112639]4584 - City of Toyland No. 7 Utility Truck [112639]
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City of Toyland No. 7 Utility Truck in solid metal with hard rubber wheels, in fair condition with original paint showing some wear from young imagina
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Speed King Metal Toy Car  [135303]4585 - Speed King Metal Toy Car [135303]
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Get ready to set the land speed record in this 16 x 5-inch toy metal car. The body shape resembles a Zeppelin, and it has no dents or bends except for
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Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Mercedes Metal Toy Car  [121710]4586 - Mercedes Metal Toy Car [121710]
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A Mercedes Benz toy car made from die cast metal. Car measures 10"x 4", has rubber tires and a working steering wheel. It is marked "...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Tonka & Nylint Toy Fire Trucks (Lot of 4)  [125300]4587 - Tonka & Nylint Toy Fire Trucks (Lot of 4) [125300]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS! Vintage Fire Trucks for that aspiring young Firefighter Hero! 1) Tonka 17" Snorkel Unit 3 Truck - Basket reaches 27"...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Vintage Hubley cast toy PATROL motorcycle and 300SL  Mercedes/B  [129673]4588 - Vintage Hubley cast toy PATROL motorcycle and 300SL Mercedes/B [129673]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 1940's vintage cast iron "Patrol" motorcycle built by Hubley. It retains about 5% of it's original orange colored paint,...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b********t.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Model Airplane Lot – Antique!  [112346]4589 - Model Airplane Lot – Antique! [112346]
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This is a lot of four model airplanes. 1932 Northrop Gamma airplane bank 13 in wingspan. A bi-wing plastic model red c. 1940 wingspan 9 1/2 in. A meta
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gold Mew Two Pokemon Card  [132465]4590 - Gold Mew Two Pokemon Card [132465]
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23 karat gold plated Pokemon card. Card does not include original case. This was a special edition card made by Nintendo in 1999. Obverse: Pokemon wit
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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The Educated Monkey Game  [132865]4591 - The Educated Monkey Game [132865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Education was never this much fun. A children's game to teach multiplication, and addition. The educated monkey, is a mathematical toy calculato...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********o.. for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Bing Crosby's Call Me Lucky Board Game  [132463]4592 - Bing Crosby's Call Me Lucky Board Game [132463]
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Vintage board game by Bing Crosby. Bottom front of game reads “Copyright 1954 by Parker Brothers Inc. Salem, Massachusetts, New York, San Fra
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to R*********s for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Beer Tap Group Vintage (3)   [131879]4593 - Beer Tap Group Vintage (3) [131879]
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Lot of three vintage beer caps. 1) Ruppert Hnieckerbocher- about 4"x3". 2) Carling Red Cap Ale- about 3"x4". 3) Ballantine Light...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chamber Pots & Water Pitcher Trio  [131585]4594 - Chamber Pots & Water Pitcher Trio [131585]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 19th century china items. 1.) Chamber pot with lid (looks like lid may not be original to the item), 9" diameter 5.5" tall, lid h...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare 19th Century Makeup/Train Case  [121750]4595 - Rare 19th Century Makeup/Train Case [121750]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A rare and vintage train/makeup case, complete with makeup bottles and jars adorned with cloissonne' and blue lapis tops. Leather covered case ...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Regulator Standing Wall Clock  [125217]4596 - Regulator Standing Wall Clock [125217]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Manufacturer unknown. Ornate pattern wood case, all original. In good shape. Unknown if working. 44.5" tall 21" in diameter at the top. 7&...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tokens, Ribbons & Wooden Nickels  [131711]4597 - Tokens, Ribbons & Wooden Nickels [131711]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A hodge podge of items including wooden nickels from the 1980's (7), weights (3), various ad tokens (18) and commemorative ribbons (4). The most...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Various Drinkware and Vessels Collectible Group (6)  [131589]4598 - Various Drinkware and Vessels Collectible Group (6) [131589]
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Lot of 6 items. 1.) Water jug by Corona Stoneware, approx 9" high, 8" in diameter, with lid 2.) Clear glass water/beer pitcher with handl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j****2 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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