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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Las Vegas Baseball Club $1.00 Ticket  [130130]5150 - Las Vegas Baseball Club $1.00 Ticket [130130]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
There was a Las Vegas Baseball Club that ran the Las Vegas Wranglers c1956 in the Arizona-Mexico League? The $1.00 means it is not modern for sure!!!
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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New York Giants Autographs including Willie Mays  [135489]5151 - New York Giants Autographs including Willie Mays [135489]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19 autographs on 3 x 5 cards signed by New York Giants: Willie Mays, Johnny Mize, Bobby Thompson, Dusty Rhodes, Al Dark and others. Date: Co
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to k*****e for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Autographed Negro League HOF Postcards  [135490]5152 - Autographed Negro League HOF Postcards [135490]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A trio of Negro League greats on Baseball Hall of Fame postcards. This incredible lot includes Buck Leonard, Monte Irvin and the iconic Leroy "...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Autographed Warren Spahn 1964 Topps Large Baseball Card  [135498]5153 - Autographed Warren Spahn 1964 Topps Large Baseball Card [135498]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spahnie at his greatest. In 1963, at age 42, won 23, lost only seven, and compiled a 2.60 earned run average. This card is from the Reynolds collectio
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Baseball Card Group (~2500), c1990-95  [122743]5154 - Baseball Card Group (~2500), c1990-95 [122743]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collectible baseball card group of about 2500 in 5 compartment box. Triple Play, Stadium Club, Bowman, Topps. we did not check for complete sets. Dat
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Baseball Team Photo Philip H.S.  [129911]5155 - Baseball Team Photo Philip H.S. [129911]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sophia tone framed photo of the Philip H.S. Baseball team with the names of the players identify on the reverse of the frame. Professional photo. Fle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Bottle Cap Style Baseball "Card" Collection  [135570]5156 - Bottle Cap Style Baseball "Card" Collection [135570]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 209 "bottle cap style" baseball "card" collection, from the 1960s-1980s. Metal caps include players picture on top, and s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to C*****4 for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Don Russ 1982 Baseball Cards  [135568]5157 - Don Russ 1982 Baseball Cards [135568]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large box of Don Russ 1982 baseball cards, all in 50 cards packs. Roughly 1900 baseball cards, near mint to mint. Date: Country (if not USA): Sta
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Don Russ Baseball Card Group (~2500 cards), c1988-1992  [122745]5158 - Don Russ Baseball Card Group (~2500 cards), c1988-1992 [122745]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 2500 cards in five segment box. 1988-1992. unknown if complete sets. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Topps Baseball Cards Complete Sets  [132547]5159 - Topps Baseball Cards Complete Sets [132547]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four complete sets of Topps baseball cards: 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991. Mint condition, sealed cartons, approximately 800 cards per year. Date: Countr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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