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
 
 
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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 "...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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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
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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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
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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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...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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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:
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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
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Famous Baseball Players Medal Collection  [135470]5160 - Famous Baseball Players Medal Collection [135470]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten medals celebrating famous baseball players: Joe DiMaggio "Hall of Famer" with Marilyn Monroe on reverse; Ted Williams "Al...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Felix Hernandez Autographed Ball  [135352]5161 - Felix Hernandez Autographed Ball [135352]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an autographed Rawlings baseball signed by King Felix himself. Felix Hernandez, thrower of an immaculate inning in 2008 and a perfect game in
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Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Five Baseball Card Albums  [118258]5162 - Five Baseball Card Albums [118258]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are five bubble gum card albums, featuring several baseball and basketball players from the near past, including Ted Williams, Barry Bonds, Alex
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Luke Appling Player Card  [135497]5163 - Luke Appling Player Card [135497]
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Lucius Benjamin "Luke" Appling (April 2, 1907 January 3, 1991), nicknamed "Old Aches and Pains" was an American shortstop in M...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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MLB Pin Back Group  [135396]5164 - MLB Pin Back Group [135396]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice group of player picture pin back. Players include Fred Lynn, Joe Niekro, Gary Ward, Tony Perez and many more. Very colorful and all are bin good
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Older Baseball Player Pin Backs  [135399]5165 - Older Baseball Player Pin Backs [135399]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of MLB pin backs featuring many players from the Golden Age" of baseball, including Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, Nellie Fox a...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Gans-Nelson Fight Film Reproduction  [119712]5166 - Gans-Nelson Fight Film Reproduction [119712]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a the only known film footage of the reproduction of the boxing match between Oscar Nielson (Battling Nelson) and Joe Gans that took place on
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimate : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Boxing News Headlines Feature Jack Johnson's Fight of the Century  [121694]5167 - Boxing News Headlines Feature Jack Johnson's Fight of the Century [121694]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of seven "A" sections from New Jersey and Philadelphia newspapers featuring boxing headlines. While six cover various fights, bot...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare Push Puppet Boxing Toy  [135552]5168 - Rare Push Puppet Boxing Toy [135552]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Kibitz" America's newest laugh, made in Pittsburg, PA. On a wooden base 2 1/2 inches square, 5 1/2 inches tall, two black men with sw...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Los Angeles Rams Police Football Cards  [131878]5169 - Los Angeles Rams Police Football Cards [131878]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Grab bag lot of roughly 100, Police edition baseball cards from the Modern Era (1980). Lot has duplicates of multiple players and coaches. Cards are
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Rose Bowl Pennants and Aerial Photos  [132999]5170 - Rose Bowl Pennants and Aerial Photos [132999]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three framed and glazed aerial photos of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, with the end zones painted for 1987 game between Michigan and Arizona
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Estimate : 160.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Print of Jerry Rice by Bill Dotson  [125154]5171 - Print of Jerry Rice by Bill Dotson [125154]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Print of Jerry Rice, SF 49ers and 2010 Football Hall of Fame inductee, by Bill Dotson. Signed by Rice, Number 80. Print 206/ 5000. Also framed are cop
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Estimate : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Washington Redskins- 1937 World Champions Panoramic Photo  [129544]5172 - Washington Redskins- 1937 World Champions Panoramic Photo [129544]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large, framed printed photo replica of the world champion Washington Redskins of 1937. "Washington Redskins- 1937 World's Champions" c...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Pro Football Team Pin Backs  [135584]5173 - Pro Football Team Pin Backs [135584]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Football fans will get a kick (no pun intended) out of this nice collection of team pin backs. Teams represented include The Vikings, Colts, Cowboys,
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two 1940's Football Player Trading Cards  [135499]5174 - Two 1940's Football Player Trading Cards [135499]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are two cards that came in boxes of dog food back in the 1940's. Frank Seno (February 15, 1921 Ò March 31, 1974) was an American foot...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Pictorial Archive of Racehorse Trainer Ted Saladin  [121771]5175 - Pictorial Archive of Racehorse Trainer Ted Saladin [121771]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This incredible archive traces the life of thoroughbred racehorse trainer, Ted Saladin. A trainer since the 1950's, Saladin trained many winners...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Official Yearbooks (6)  [132344]5176 - Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Official Yearbooks (6) [132344]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published by Floyd Clymer, Los Angeles Detailed Accounts of the Race, Technical Section, Photos, Charts, Drawings and Feature Articles
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Syrian Olympic Flag from 2012 London Olympics  [111893]5177 - Syrian Olympic Flag from 2012 London Olympics [111893]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Syrian Olympic flag that was carried in the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics. The organizers of the Olympics sold off memora
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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California 1930s Sporting Events Ticket Group (6 Items)  [132253]5178 - California 1930s Sporting Events Ticket Group (6 Items) [132253]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. Yellow and Blue Felt Bear Badge labelled on reverse: "Wheeler Mfg. Co. / College and School / "Pep" Specialties / Berkeley, Califo...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sport Pin Backs  [135537]5179 - Sport Pin Backs [135537]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A small collection of sports pin backs that include a spelling bee, The San Jose earthquakes and a Pop Warner team, among others. Date: 1980's...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sports Memorabilia from 1959-1968  [132851]5180 - Sports Memorabilia from 1959-1968 [132851]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of largely baseball memorabilia includes two autographs of World Champion boxer Larry Holmes with photo; the World Series Encycloped
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two Leroy Neiman Posters  [110579]5181 - Two Leroy Neiman Posters [110579]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Signed poster from America's Cup Nineteenth Challenge, Sept. 17, 1964. Original screen print over map. Metal framed, 26.25" x 31.75"...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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A General Description of the State of Alabama" 1884  [135366]5182 - A General Description of the State of Alabama" 1884 [135366]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Compiled by the Department of Agriculture. Timber, farm, animals and small section on minerals and railroads. 142 pages with lots of charts. No soft c
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Estimate : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Group of Alaska Letterheads from Seward, Juneau, Valdez, Fairbanks and Cordova (5)  [111887]5183 - Group of Alaska Letterheads from Seward, Juneau, Valdez, Fairbanks and Cordova (5) [111887]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five Alaska letterheads circa 1960 from five different Alaskan cities. VF. View photos. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Alaska City: Prove
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Flower Greeting Cards  [135404]5184 - Flower Greeting Cards [135404]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 100 flower greeting cards, mostly embossed Date: Country (if not USA): State: Arizona City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Fresno-Madera Area Variety (15)  [135447]5185 - Fresno-Madera Area Variety (15) [135447]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 various items, several from the 1800s, from the Fresno-Madera, Calif., area. Includes several receipts, with one from C.E. Brown, M.D., c188
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Estimate : 75.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Fresno County History Library  [135342]5186 - Fresno County History Library [135342]
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Lot of 18. Included: Reflections of Shaver Lake, Rose, 1987, hc; 120 degrees in the Shade, Chaddock, 1989, sc; Early Days in Selma, Johnston, 1974, si
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Film Monster Book Collection (24)  [110163]5187 - Film Monster Book Collection (24) [110163]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
For film horror fans, a nice collection of books telling about the films and the stars who made them classics. There are 18 books with titles like, ...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Theatrical Production Posters (5)  [78363]5188 - Theatrical Production Posters (5) [78363]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five beautiful large posters with vivid color: 3 of Fred Raymond's Great Scenic Production of Old Arkansaw; 1 poster of 4 singers, 2 men &am...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Handwritten Property Transfer 1889 Markleville  [129328]5189 - Handwritten Property Transfer 1889 Markleville [129328]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dated January 3rd, 1889, a handwritten legal document detains the sale of the building known as the Chalmers House on the Imperial Mill Site near Moun
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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George Swan Archive (Placerville Railroad & Toll Road Businessman)  [135448]5190 - George Swan Archive (Placerville Railroad & Toll Road Businessman) [135448]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 pieces related to George W. Swan. In our June 2018 auction, we sold a group of Lake Tahoe toll road material that included pieces from Swan.
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sacramento & Stockton Area Ephemera  [135450]5191 - Sacramento & Stockton Area Ephemera [135450]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13. 1) Stockton. 6 items: 1853 I.O.O.F. receipt; 1867 manuscript promissory note; two 1900 Stockton Savings & Loan Society checks; and tw...
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Estimate : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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California Centennial Newspapers  [110167]5192 - California Centennial Newspapers [110167]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A copy in three sections, of the commemorative California centennial edition, dated Monday, October 18, 1948. Features include Carmel Mission, The Ban
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Letter about GW Swan from WD Snow to George Hearst  [135449]5193 - Letter about GW Swan from WD Snow to George Hearst [135449]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Short, but sweet letter introducing GW Swan to George Hearst. Hearst need no introduction! He was a mining man turned newspaper mogul. He also built a
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Estimate : 60.00 - 180.00
 
 
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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Newspaper April 19, 1906  [132098]5194 - San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Newspaper April 19, 1906 [132098]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original 1906 edition of The Call-Chronicle-Examiner with the headline: Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco in Ruins. The four page special edition was
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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El Toro MCAS NCO Club Poker Chip Carousel Rack  [131230]5195 - El Toro MCAS NCO Club Poker Chip Carousel Rack [131230]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The El Toro Marine Corps Air Station at Irvine, California was staffed from 1943 until 1999. There were many poker games in the non commisioned office
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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California Express & Other Ephemera  [135451]5196 - California Express & Other Ephemera [135451]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. 1) Unissued 1850s receipt for Freeman & Co's Express / Adams & Co. Dateline Sacramento City, 185_. Has list of Adams & Co....
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Seven California Photographs  [131808]5197 - Seven California Photographs [131808]
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Two photos of a family in the hills, two of a snow scene, dog on porch and photo of a photo of a ship. Also a post marked Tahoe post card with view of
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Three Early Hand Written Receipts  [135444]5198 - Three Early Hand Written Receipts [135444]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) April 17, 1851 receipt issued to Henry Teschachaer during the liquidation of Simmins Hutchins & Company. Signed by a clerk named Walls. 2) 18...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Investigation of Hon. J. M. Ashley, 1863, Colorado Territory  [131835]5199 - Investigation of Hon. J. M. Ashley, 1863, Colorado Territory [131835]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
House of Representatives, United States of America. 63 pages relating to the investigation of Ashley making F. M. Case surveyor general of the Colorad
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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