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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Fragments of Smoking Pipes found at Washoe Lake  [133737]4300 - Fragments of Smoking Pipes found at Washoe Lake [133737]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are five fragments of smoking pipes - four ceramic bowls and one reed pipe - found in the vicinity of Washoe Lake, Nevada, in the 1930s. See pho
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Yerington, Nevada Order of Druids Ribbon in spectacular condition  [130009]4301 - Yerington, Nevada Order of Druids Ribbon in spectacular condition [130009]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Handshake vignette on top, two American flags, United Ancient Order of Druids pin, Glalilto Galilei, Grove No., UAOD, Yerington Nevada. Reverse in bla
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1907-1908 Nevada Directory by Polk  [130060]4302 - 1907-1908 Nevada Directory by Polk [130060]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
WOW! What a resource for that narrow window in Nevada history where the Goldfield and Tonopah area were the center of all activity. By the 1910 census
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Associated General Contractors of America Tin Sign  [130111]4303 - Associated General Contractors of America Tin Sign [130111]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 h diameter. Made by the Scioto Sign Company of Kenton, Ohio. Scioto Sign Company, founded in 1897, is located in North-Central Ohio approxi
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C.F. Weber & Co. California and Nevada Pocket Map  [116837]4304 - C.F. Weber & Co. California and Nevada Pocket Map [116837]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Complete Indexed Map of California and Nevada," copyrighted 1902 by C.F. Weber & Co., with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. ...
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Clasons Green Guide to Nevada  [130110]4305 - Clasons Green Guide to Nevada [130110]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These guides were made from 1906 to 1931. They contain information on the state "Probably more misconceptions exist about Nevada than any state...
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County Map of Utah and Nevada  [133780]4306 - County Map of Utah and Nevada [133780]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This map drawn and engraved by W. H. Gamble Philadelphia. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1867 by S. Augustus Mithcell Jr. ....
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Early 1900’s Nevada Business Cards.  E.E. Roberts U.S. House  [125505]4307 - Early 1900’s Nevada Business Cards. E.E. Roberts U.S. House [125505]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14. 1) Five, J.E. St. Cry Jitney Service Fallon, Nev business cards. Stand in front of the Morris & Loring Drug Store. Back is blank. In ...
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Early California/Nevada Desert Survey Maps (17)  [110173]4308 - Early California/Nevada Desert Survey Maps (17) [110173]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of 17 maps that chart the areas of desert in eastern California and Nevada. Sixteen of the maps measure 21"x 16" and one, showing...
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Early Map of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona 1862  [132959]4309 - Early Map of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona 1862 [132959]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This map is not dated but thought to be printed in 1862. Nevada is shown with about five counties including Lake County shared with California, establ
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Early Nevada Counties Highway Maps  [121693]4310 - Early Nevada Counties Highway Maps [121693]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A bound collection of early highway maps of Nevada, separated by county. This 18"x 18" collection is very rare and gives a nice insight in...
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Two Maps of Nevada and California  [132957]4311 - Two Maps of Nevada and California [132957]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The first map of Nevada is published without date but lists Carson as the state capital. Washoe County is a small likeness of itself with Roop County
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Three Interesting Nevada Historical Road Maps including the Lincoln Highway  [130059]4312 - Three Interesting Nevada Historical Road Maps including the Lincoln Highway [130059]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Trail of Memories, Lincoln Highway booklet. 5 x 9.5 . Three page foldout map. 32 pages of valuable information. Papish Ranch, water, summi
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Group of Nevada Historical References (8)  [125222]4313 - Group of Nevada Historical References (8) [125222]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes the Classic Nevada coffee table book by first national bank 1976; Brushwork Diary Broadhead; Basque Hotel by Lacksalt; Tales of Nevada in 2 v
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Historic and Travel Publications (5)  [132314]4314 - Historic and Travel Publications (5) [132314]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Nevada Magazine Special Ed. 125 Years of Travel & Recreation , 1990 2) Nevada Stories in Pictures, N.D. 3) Western Ne
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Historical Nevada Calendar Pair  [125228]4315 - Historical Nevada Calendar Pair [125228]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reno and Minden calendars, both about 16 x 9.5", unused, c1950. Classic Nevada collectibles. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Neva...
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History of Nevada by Davis – First Edition  [130218]4316 - History of Nevada by Davis – First Edition [130218]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1912 First edition This is a can t do without resource for Nevada historians and researchers. Two Volume set! Had some water damage and was r
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Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 360.00 - 500.00
 
 
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History of Nevada Volumes I & II First Editions  [110176]4317 - History of Nevada Volumes I & II First Editions [110176]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An excellent and very rare first edition History of Nevada by Sam P. Davis in two volumes. Near-fine set in original brown leather boards (showing v
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thompson and West’s History of Nevada (Reprint)  [132412]4318 - Thompson and West’s History of Nevada (Reprint) [132412]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thompson and West s History of Nevada 1881. Author: Myron Angel. Format/Binding, Brick cloth. Used - Near fine, no dust jacket. Reprint of th
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Mark Twain Classics: Roughing It 1st Edition and Huckleberry Finn  [130075]4319 - Mark Twain Classics: Roughing It 1st Edition and Huckleberry Finn [130075]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Roughing it. First edition, second printing. Spine issues. Binding very loose, but pages are still attached. 2) Finn. 1885 edition. Poor conditio
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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
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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
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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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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...
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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 day in t
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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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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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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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...
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Firefighting Historical Memorabilia - Rare - Lot of 3  [122321]4340 - Firefighting Historical Memorabilia - Rare - Lot of 3 [122321]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot of rare fire fighting memorabilia gives a glimpse into the world of firefighting in the late 19th century. 1) Souvenir Book of the Trans-Cont
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Shirley Temple & Al Smith Sheet Music  [121695]4341 - Shirley Temple & Al Smith Sheet Music [121695]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice nostalgic duo of sheet music. First is a trio of songs from the Shirley Temple movie "Stowaway" co-starring Robert Young and Alice ...
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United States Treasury “Stop Payment Orders”  [130097]4342 - United States Treasury “Stop Payment Orders” [130097]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly c1870. Doing a quick spot check we found a a stop payment for a Union soldier from the 7th Regular Missouri and a private from the 105th Infant
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Monroe Calculating Machine  [126547]4343 - Monroe Calculating Machine [126547]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Adding machine manufactured by the Monroe Calculating Machine Company of New York. Since I don't know how to operate this type of contraption, I...
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Miscellaneous New York Ephemera Collection  [131791]4344 - Miscellaneous New York Ephemera Collection [131791]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The two best pieces are two Victorian style scrap books. They include business cards, autograph cards and illustrated cards. Mostly from Syracuse, New
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New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial Sept. 7, 1922 Baseball  [129733]4345 - New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial Sept. 7, 1922 Baseball [129733]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, Sept. 7, 1922 issue. The 22-page newspaper supplement features photo pictorials on a variety of subjects, inclu
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Rare 1834 "New-York Mirror" Weekly Journal in Very Good Condition  [129737]4346 - Rare 1834 "New-York Mirror" Weekly Journal in Very Good Condition [129737]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare "New-York Mirror," "A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts," issued April 26, 1834, and in very good con...
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Poster Advert. for Tobacco  80973  [135535]4347 - Poster Advert. for Tobacco 80973 [135535]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reg. #71 this is a real poster ad. for Golden Grain Tobacco. 13.5" x 19.5". Ready to frame. Date: 1893 Country (if not USA): State: N...
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Unique Receipt for Sale of Patent for a Washing Machine 1852  [127609]4348 - Unique Receipt for Sale of Patent for a Washing Machine 1852 [127609]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Receipt for the sale of a patent for a washing machine, dated June 5, 1852. This receipt is sold "as is," and is in fragile condition, and...
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Letter Sent During an Oregon to California Cattle Drive  [127622]4349 - Letter Sent During an Oregon to California Cattle Drive [127622]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is correspondence sent during a cattle drive from Oregon to California. Beginning at Rock Point, along the Rogue River, the letter written by a m
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