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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Vintage costume jewelry bracelets and more (lot 59)  [135549]5250 - Vintage costume jewelry bracelets and more (lot 59) [135549]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An assortment of bracelets, about 17, some may be of a filigree design, a faux turquoise stone and alabaster/Mother of Pearl. Approximately 42 bangles
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Vintage costume jewelry  (lot 5)  [135579]5251 - Vintage costume jewelry (lot 5) [135579]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 5 are included in this lot. Carnelian/Jade Rose beaded chain and Rose Pendent Genuine gemstone necklace. Red Agate flower Agate/Jasper beaded ne
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c*****r for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Vintage Cufflinks - 6 pair  [124840]5252 - Vintage Cufflinks - 6 pair [124840]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six Pairs of Cufflinks: 1) Mayan raised image design on silver inlay cufflinks, silver. Approx. 1” x 7/8”. 2) Mayan raised image in
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Vintage Designer Costume Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry Resale Lot  [132243]5253 - Vintage Designer Costume Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry Resale Lot [132243]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 1000 pieces. Many jewelry parts, stones, beads, broken pieces, hooks, chains, loops, clasps, et al. Dozens of pins, single earrings, rings, cha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Costume Jewelry and Watches  [129678]5254 - Costume Jewelry and Watches [129678]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains a heart locket in rose gold with chain, like new marked 14KR. "I Love You" pendant with chain marked Danbury Mint. A pai...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to y******1 for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Costume Jewelry in Silver  [129675]5255 - Costume Jewelry in Silver [129675]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is lot of eight pieces of 925 silver pendants with varied semi-precious stones. One is opal in a 925 silver pendant skeleton, one pendant is whit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Costume jewelry Necklaces  [129676]5256 - Costume jewelry Necklaces [129676]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a cache of three necklaces; one box chain, one tube chain, one beaded necklace. One faux stone bracelet, one pendant with chain and matching e
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Maurice Hunter Photo Collage: The African American of 1,000 faces  [131797]5257 - Maurice Hunter Photo Collage: The African American of 1,000 faces [131797]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Maurice Hunter, whose fierce likeness appeared for half a century on billboards, in sculpture, in paintings and drawings, was the most photographed Af
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ad  Posters “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, NRA  [131475]5258 - Ad Posters “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, NRA [131475]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. 1. Two posters for the play Uncle Tom’s Cabin” , photos of Abe Lincoln and Harriett B. Stowe in upper corners. (Good
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Advertising and Tourist Knife Collection  [132066]5259 - Advertising and Tourist Knife Collection [132066]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 35 knives from tourist locations and advertising businesses. Queen Elizabeth's Inauguration souvenirs, Niagra Falls, Lassen Park, New Orl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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