Western Frontiers Auction (October 2022)

Auction Details

Welcome to the “Western Frontiers Auction,” our October 2022 sale coming hot off the heels of our exciting summer auction series!

This 2,100 lot, four-day auction has collectibles in over a dozen categories including Native Americana, Mining, Express, Numismatics, Art, Bottles, Stocks, Militaria, and General Americana.

Featured Collections

*The Gary Bracken Collection, Part III*
We continue to offer great rarities from the collection of Ponca City lawyer Gary Bracken. This sale includes Native Americana (baskets and pottery), tokens (Colorado and Oklahoma), foreign coins, Colorado bottles and billheads, and much more.

*Jim & Barbara Sherman Private Western Mining Museum Collection*
More great items from this unbelievable Tucson mining museum collection. Included in this sale is a Wild West/ Law & Order document group with signatures of key Western lawmen and figures including Pat Garrett, Emmett Dalton, Sam Houston, and a contract signed by both Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill! Other items include US gold coins, autographs, mining artifacts, militaria, and more.

*Nevada Express Collection*
This sale is the start of us selling a private world-class Nevada (and California) mining collection. Included in this auction is a fantastic Nevada philatelic/express section with Wells Fargo covers from numerous Nevada mining camps. Stay tuned for more exciting items from this collection coming in future sales!

*Colorado Mining Collection*
We are thrilled to offer rare Colorado mining ephemera and stocks from a wonderful private Colorado collection. Many of the mining stocks in this sale are pieces we have not offered before. For those that follow our sales closely, you know what that says about the high quality of this collection!

*Cameron Holloway Collection*
Gorgeous Native American/Southwest rugs and weavings (Day 4); Ansel Adams photographic prints (Day 3); plus a large selection of musical instruments (Day 1).

*Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Collection*
We’re honored to continue offering Joe’s Nevada mining stocks to our collectors. This sale features over 50 different Nevada territorial stocks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! And, as a bonus, most of Joe’s stocks come with research and stories he uncovered while curating this collection.

*Native Americana*
In addition to baskets and pottery from the Bracken Collection, our large Native Americana section has jewelry, beadwork, ephemera, and a large group of beautiful rugs and weavings.

*Historic Political Collection*
Ribbons, badges, and collectibles from numerous presidents including Lincoln, Harrison, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, and more.

*Militaria*
In addition to pieces from the Sherman Collection, we’re also offering rare military collectibles from a few other private collections. This sale has items from the Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars, and both World Wars including photographs, autographed documents, and artifacts.

*General Americana*
Photographs, rare documents, books, and artifacts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and more. Smaller categories include: gaming, tobacciana, musical instruments, and hard goods.

*Numismatics*
Gold US and foreign coins, currency, a large scrip collection, medals, exonumia, and tokens (California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, incl. Indian Traders).

*Mining*
Gold ore specimens from the Dr. James A. Saunders Collection; rare Western mining ephemera from Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada; and mining artifacts including lamps, assay, gold pans, and scales.

*And more: Art including a small group of Ansel Adams Yosemite prints; oil and watercolor paintings; and scenic prints and Western illustrations. Cowboy collectibles: spurs, barbed wire, and belt buckles.

Be sure to use the Keyword Search Tool on our website to search for items in your collecting categories.

We have a wonderful set of auctions planned for the rest of 2022 including our SS Central America Auctions beginning at the end of this year. We are specifically looking for treasure-related items, ingots, gold nuggets, and Gold Rush collectibles to add to these sales that will feature “Treasures from the Land & Sea.”

And we’re always looking for consignments in other categories, including Mining, Railroadiana, Native Americana, Numismatics, Bottles, and more.

If you would like to know more about consigning, or if you have any questions or comments about this sale, please give our office a call at 775-851-1859.

Our friendly staff is ready to help you continue to build your collection. Or if you’re ready to sell, we’d love to bring your collection to market. We’ve created an astonishing community of customers around the world, including private collectors, institutions, and dealers. Your collection could set the next world-record!

Thanks again for your continued interest in our auctions. And as we like to say, bid early and bid often!

--The Holabird Team--

AUCTION SCHEDULE

Day 1, Thursday, October 13th, 2022 (Lots 1000-1550)
Express & Philatelic (1000-1125)
General Americana (1126-1550)
Geographically Sorted
Misc. Categories incl. Gaming, Tobacciana, & Musical Instruments

Day 2, Friday, October 14th, 2022 (Lots 2000-2535)
Political Collectibles (2000-2043)
Militaria (2044-2171)
Chronologically Sorted
Firearms & Weaponry (2172-2193)
Mining Artifacts & Ephemera (2194-2334)
Stock Certificates & Bonds (2335-2535)
Mining (2335-2501) feat. Colorado and Nevada
Railroad & Misc. (2502-2535)

Day 3, Saturday, October 15th, 2022 (Lots 3000-3528)
Art feat. Ansel Adams (3000-3055)
Wild West and Law & Order (3056-3100)
Cowboy (3101-3119)
Numismatics (3120-3528)
Coins (3120-3176)
Currency & Scrip (3177-3225)
Medals & Exonumia (3226-3273)
Tokens (3274-3528)

Day 4, Sunday October 16th, 2022 (Lots 4000-4485)
Native Americana (4000-4214)
Baskets
Pottery
Jewelry
Rugs
Apparel & Artifacts
Art & Ephemera
Saloon & Brewing Ephemera (4215-4238)
Bottles (4239-4485)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Oklahoma Tokens "N & O" Towns (15) [158454]3500 - Oklahoma Tokens "N & O" Towns (15) [158454]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 tokens from "N & O" towns. Nardin: Moses & Bennett (3: GF 25, 50c & $1). Newby: The Newby Store / R. A. Krumme Prop...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "P" Towns (15) [158455]3501 - Oklahoma Tokens "P" Towns (15) [158455]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 tokens from towns beginning with "P". Pawnee: Club Bar (3); Eagle Bar. Pocasset: Minter Bros. & Davidson (8: GF 5, 10, 25, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t***6 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "Q & R" Towns (12) [158456]3502 - Oklahoma Tokens "Q & R" Towns (12) [158456]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 tokens from towns beginning "Q & R". Quinlan: Quinlan Mercantile; GF 1c; C. E. Mashburn, GF 5c. Reed: F. J. Perrine & S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "S" Towns (30) [158457]3503 - Oklahoma Tokens "S" Towns (30) [158457]
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Lot of 30 tokens from towns that begin with "S". Sand Springs (4): Union Billiard Hall; Sand Springs Creamery (3). Saratoga: M. L. Mitchel...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "T" Towns (19) [158458]3504 - Oklahoma Tokens "T" Towns (19) [158458]
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Lot of 19 tokens from towns beginning with "T". Taloga (3): Peoples Store; J. L. Johnson (2: GF 5 & 25 cent). Thomas (5): Masonic Pen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b**********l for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "V" Towns (9) [158459]3505 - Oklahoma Tokens "V" Towns (9) [158459]
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Lot of nine tokens from towns beginning with "V". Vanoss: J. E. Kinsey. Verden: Verden Recreation; Verden Domino Parlor. Victory: Goslen B...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Oklahoma Tokens "W & Y" Towns (37) [158490]3506 - Oklahoma Tokens "W & Y" Towns (37) [158490]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 37 tokens from Oklahoma towns starting with "W". Wagoner: Walt's Billiards & Dominoes; J. B. Ellington (3: GF 10c, 50c &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t***6 for (180.00 + 45.00) = 225.00
 
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One Token OK Town Token Collection [158298]3507 - One Token OK Town Token Collection [158298]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine tokens from towns that only have one token known. Kenwood Hotel, Kenwood; Natura Trading Co., Natura (pictorial pool table); E. F. Stephe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t**********0 for (850.00 + 212.50) = 1,062.50
 
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Unlisted/Maverick OK Tokens [158297]3508 - Unlisted/Maverick OK Tokens [158297]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight tokens not found in "Oklahoma Exonumia," by R. W. Chadwick, or the online Tokencatalog.com. Most interesting is: Obv.: J. Br...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********r.. for (750.00 + 187.50) = 937.50
 
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Oklahoma Dog Tags (23) [158278]3509 - Oklahoma Dog Tags (23) [158278]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of about 23 vintage dog tags from Oklahoma. Cities include Tulsa, Guthrie, Ponca City, Helena, Norman, Mulhall, Oklahoma City, Purcell, Enid, etc.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*********5 for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Fort Dalles Bread Rations Paper Tokens [156111]3510 - Fort Dalles Bread Rations Paper Tokens [156111]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two paper coupons, 54 x 40 mm. Orange: Fort Dalles / Post Bakery / Good For / 1 Rations Bread. Red: Fort Dalles / Post Bakery / Good For / 50 Rations
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*****p for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Mud Hole Saloon Coupon Token [156112]3511 - Mud Hole Saloon Coupon Token [156112]
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Rare punch card for admittance to the Mud Hole, J. L. Barnes, manager. With an attractive lady in vignette. Seven punches on this lavender, 3 x 2 inc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s*****o for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Gem Saloon Token [158380]3512 - Gem Saloon Token [158380]
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c. 1895 token. The Gem/El Paso U.S.A.//J. L. Kopf, Prop. Crescent center. The Gem was the saloon where John Wesley Hardin held up gamblers. Date: C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Washington Token Collection [156544]3513 - Washington Token Collection [156544]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19 tokens from The Evergreen State. Vancouver, Spokane, Colfax, Sultan, Pullman, tax tokens. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Washingt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******n for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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West Virginia Token Collection [156518]3514 - West Virginia Token Collection [156518]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 42 tokens from West Virginia. Many different towns: Terry; Eskdale; Kanes Creek; Fayetteville; McCreery; Mt. Hope; Rivesville; Racine; Pursglov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****d for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Wisconsin Token Collection [156529]3515 - Wisconsin Token Collection [156529]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 37 tokens from The Badger State. Dutch Canning & Pickling Co., Cedar Grove (GF 3c); Billy Club, Oshkosh; Bodega Lunch Club, La Crosse (bi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Air Force Base Token Collection [156534]3516 - Air Force Base Token Collection [156534]
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Collection of over 50 military tokens, mostly air force bases. Forbes; Eielson; Keesler; Beale; Chanute. Also England, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, 1945 sou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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NCO Club Token Collection [156541]3517 - NCO Club Token Collection [156541]
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Lot of over 70 tokens good at NCO open mess. Keesler AFB; Fort Hood; Charleston; Fort Jackson; Cannon; Davis-Monthan; Homestead; Mather; Barksdale; Gr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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Foreign Military Tokens [156542]3518 - Foreign Military Tokens [156542]
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Lot of over 30 tokens, mostly military from Japan, Korea, Germany, Philippines and Puerto Rico. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Civil War Token Collection (26) [158492]3519 - Civil War Token Collection (26) [158492]
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Lot of 26 Civil War store tokens. Albany, NY; Wooster, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Aurora, IL; Madison, WI; Detroit, MI; Hillsdale, MI; Barnesville, OH; Peru,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r******s for (1,250.00 + 312.50) = 1,562.50
 
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Hickey Brothers Token Collection [156477]3520 - Hickey Brothers Token Collection [156477]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hickey Brothers trade checks were used between approximately 1901 and 1957 by a chain of cigar stores in the Midwest, mostly located in small storefro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******n for (350.00 + 87.50) = 437.50
 
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Holed Token Collection [156808]3521 - Holed Token Collection [156808]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Major collection of holed tokens, unusual group. Some fully self-identified, some with brand names, some from famous vending companies. Circa 1910-25.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 0*******a for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Novelty/Telephone Token Collection [156539]3522 - Novelty/Telephone Token Collection [156539]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 60 tokens good for free play, telephone tokens, Barq's root beer. Most not attributed to a business or town. Date: Country (if not USA...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 0*******a for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Plastic Token Collection [156535]3523 - Plastic Token Collection [156535]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two nine inch long boxes of plastic tokens. Restaurants, drink tokes, American Legion. Over 100 tokens. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to y*********n for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Token Hoard from Coinstar Operation [156466]3524 - Token Hoard from Coinstar Operation [156466]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two jars of arcade, transportation and miscellaneous tokens that came from Coinstar machines found in grocery stores. Weight is 14.4 pounds. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 0*******a for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Western Indian Trader tokens [157289]3525 - Western Indian Trader tokens [157289]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Several western Indian Trader tokens. Two Anillo restrikes: Prewitt Trading Post, Prewitt, N.M. and S.G. Winston, Two Wells New Mex. Also: Blanding Tr
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Western States Token Collection [140264]3526 - Western States Token Collection [140264]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14 tokens from various states: The White Front Store, Concord, Nebraska; Sourdough Bar, Anchorage, Alaska; Salt Lake City, Utah; Coffman &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*o for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Dealer Token Hoards [157923]3527 - Dealer Token Hoards [157923]
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Dealers take note! Five batches of tokens: 1) Co - Op (Berkeley?) good for 1 quart; Al., octagonal, 25 mm. 49 tokens. 2) New Brunswick Hotel / 5 Cent
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*******1 for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Token Reference Books [156130]3528 - Token Reference Books [156130]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 token reference books. Arkansas Merchant Tokens by Robinson, Colorado Merchants' Tokens Supp. 1 by Wright, Indian and Post trader Tokens by Cu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t***6 for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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