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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Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo Necklace - VINTAGE!  [119995]4040 - Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo Necklace - VINTAGE! [119995]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Santo Domingo necklace highlighting a "shell over-lay" pendant with multi-stone and sterling silver accents. Pendant is strung with turquo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 180.00 - 700.00
Sold to d*******f for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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Elgin Tom Sterling Cuff  [133866]4041 - Elgin Tom Sterling Cuff [133866]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elegant modern design of tiny silver raised beads set at an angle in heavy sterling cuff. Signed by Navajo, Elgin Tom. 5" inside measure, 1&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Santo Domingo Turquoise Necklaces  [132785]4042 - Santo Domingo Turquoise Necklaces [132785]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two vintage Santo Domingo oyster shell heishi and turquoise stone necklaces. The longest one is 28" with very large stones--up to 1". Stru...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to r**4 for (550.00 + 137.50) = 687.50
 
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Turquoise Heishi Necklace  [132787]4043 - Turquoise Heishi Necklace [132787]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incredible vintage graduated turquoise heishi stones --largest .75" diameter and 1/8" thickness. Very heavy necklace with a large carved s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to g********t.. for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Morgan Dollar Belt Buckle  [132788]4044 - Morgan Dollar Belt Buckle [132788]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1921 Morgan Dollar mounted in sterling silver stamped setting, scalloped edges. 3" x 2". Vintage Native American belt buckle in great cond...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6********u.. for (150.00 + 33.00) = 183.00
 
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Onyz Marble Earrings  [133860]4045 - Onyz Marble Earrings [133860]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Onyx marble triangular (2” x .75”) earrings mounted in raised silver above shadow box of twisted silver wire on two sides and etched
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Annie Quam Gasper Inlaid Zuni Turquoise Bracelet  [135604]4046 - Annie Quam Gasper Inlaid Zuni Turquoise Bracelet [135604]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful inlaid-style turquoise bracelet in a mosaic pattern, by Zuni silversmith Annie Quam Gasper. She began producing in 1955 and was in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Bolo, Pins, and Pendants  [132781]4047 - Bolo, Pins, and Pendants [132781]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group includes a sterling and abalone inlay bolo slide from Jalisco, Mexico. Beautifully engraved Fleur de lis and horseshoe with colorful abalone inl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Bumble Bee Jasper Necklace Set  [135602]4048 - Bumble Bee Jasper Necklace Set [135602]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Zuni made Bumble Bee Jasper necklace set, the necklace hangs at about 12î top to bottom, both necklace and earrings are stamped MT. Date: C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 320.00 - 420.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Darin Bill Heavy Sterling Bracelet  [135605]4049 - Darin Bill Heavy Sterling Bracelet [135605]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a great example of the workings of Navajo silversmith Darin Bill well known for his design work in creating heavy sterling bracelets mostly fa
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Start Price : 240.00 | Estimate : 480.00 - 580.00
 
 
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Ella Peter Turquoise Cluster Bracelet  [135603]4050 - Ella Peter Turquoise Cluster Bracelet [135603]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a turquoise bracelet by well known Navajo silversmith Ella Peter, these are beautiful darker blue turquoise stones, center stone is about
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 550.00 - 650.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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F.L Begay Tufa Cast Bracelet  [135595]4051 - F.L Begay Tufa Cast Bracelet [135595]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a tufa cast sterling silver bracelet set with a single turquoise stone and signed by Navajo silversmith F.L. Begay. Date: Country (if no
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Group of Navajo and Zuni Earrings  [135501]4052 - Group of Navajo and Zuni Earrings [135501]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage group of five pair earrngs: silver cone shape; silver squash blossoms;round turquoise beads se in flower shape; small silver etched rounds set
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to M********9 for (160.00 + 35.20) = 195.20
 
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Large Size Turquoise and Coral Bracelet w/ Snake Motif  [135600]4053 - Large Size Turquoise and Coral Bracelet w/ Snake Motif [135600]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a large size bracelet with a 1 Oî band opening, the piece incorporates nice turquoise stones at about Oî in size along with da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 550.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) = 343.75
 
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Native American Pendants (4)  [135508]4054 - Native American Pendants (4) [135508]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Gold Kokopelli on incised silver mountains. Hallmarked Thomas Singer. 2.25" x 1". 2) Hopi style, made in Mexico incised bear claw, moun...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Native American Signed Turquoise Belt Buckle  [133759]4055 - Native American Signed Turquoise Belt Buckle [133759]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2" x 5" with 3/4" stone, Native American style buckle, signed on reverse "Ed Kee", who may have been a Navajo Silversmith. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Navajo Tufa Cast Buckle  [135601]4056 - Navajo Tufa Cast Buckle [135601]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a vintage Navajo made tufa cast buckle, the heavy design is a good match to the overall weight of the buckle at about 7.5 ounces, the turquois
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Navajo Turquoise and Coral Bracelet  [135596]4057 - Navajo Turquoise and Coral Bracelet [135596]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Navajo signed Pearlene Spencer sterling silver bracelet with a bear claw track motif in a shadow box style with alternating turquoise and co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to r**4 for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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Navajo Turquoise and Coral Bracelet  [135597]4058 - Navajo Turquoise and Coral Bracelet [135597]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful Navajo sterling silver bracelet with a square cut turquoise stone set on center and flanked by two salmon colored coral stones, the engrav
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Oyster Bracelet (Inlaid, Purple, Spiny)  [135598]4059 - Oyster Bracelet (Inlaid, Purple, Spiny) [135598]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This purple spiny oyster inlaid bracelet is set in sterling silver and has a BB hallmark possibly that of Navajo silversmith Benjamin Becenti who spec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to M********9 for (175.00 + 38.50) = 213.50
 
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