December 2017 Premier Auction

Auction Details

This three day, 2,200 lot sale features items in numerous collecting categories including Native Americana, Firearms, Cowboy, Mining, Railroad & Express, Numismatics & Tokens, Postal History, Gaming, Bottles, and Military.

Highlights include:

*A big batch of Western trade tokens including a large Nevada collection.

*Coins, currency, and checks in our Numismatics section including a Ukiah bank note and a $20 gold piece.

*A Railroad section that includes a large number of Eastern Railroad Passes, including a Jay Gould autograph piece.

*Wells Fargo & Co. and American Express collectibles, including company archives.

*Mining stock certificates, photographs, books, and other ephemera.

*A large Postal History section featuring many hundreds of postcards, many real photo, as well as stamps and other philatelic ephemera.

*Gaming collectibles including an assortment of Nevada casino ashtrays

*A group of Antique Bottles including whiskey, bitters, medicines, and soda.

*A very large General Americana section featuring: a collection of presidential autographed letters, photographs & other ephemera; a large World's Fair & Expositions section full of stereoviews from the Prag Collection; jewelry; Western art; a huge Yosemite & Big Trees section; a big collection of San Francisco documents and early stereoviews; and U.S. documents, trade cards, business cards, and other ephemera.

*Our best Firearms selection to date with an 1869 Sharps Rifle, a rare Flintlock pistol, and rare antique ammunition. Our Firearms & Weaponry section also has Japanese katanas and Chinese swords.

*Military collectibles including a large Civil War section full of Confederate bonds, letters, photographs and more.

*Another world-class offering of Northwest and Southwest Native Americana featuring Nome Gold Rush ivory art and tools, baskets, kachinas, pottery, points, and much more!

*Our Cowboy section has postcards (including a Buffalo Bill collection), photographs, chaps, saddles, and saddle bags.

*A small selection of African and Western taxidermy for your office/den wall.

Full Auction Schedule

Day One, December 1st, 2017 (Lots 1000-1735)

Tokens (Geographic Sort) (1000-1118)

Numismatics (Lots 1119-1152)
Coins (1119-1128)
Checks (1129-1138)
Currency (1139-1146)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (1147-1152)

Railroadiana (Lots 1153-1292)
Passes (1153-1219)
Books (1220-1231)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1232-1292)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (Lots 1293-1322)
Wells Fargo (1293-1308)
American Express (1309-1313)
Other Express (1314-1322)

Mining (Lots 1323-1545)
Hard Goods: Candlesticks, Signs, Etc. (1323-1331)
Books (1332-1338)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1339-1545)

Postal History & Philatelic (Geographic Sort) (Lots 1546-1714)

Gaming (Lots 1715-1735)


Day Two, December 2nd, 2017 (Lots 2000-2750)

Bottles (Lots 2000-2043)

General Americana (Lots 2044-2700)
Jewelry (2044-2059)
Art (2060-2098)
Worlds Fairs & Expositions (2099-2130)
Political (2131-2152)
Geographic Sort (2153-2588)
Misc. Categories incl. Maps & Atlases, Black Americana, Fire, Ephemera (2589-2700)

Foreign Collectibles (Lots 2701-2750)

Day Three, December 3rd, 2017 (Lots 3000-3734)

Firearms & Weaponry (Lots 3000-3167)
Ephemera (3000-3007)
Ammunition (3008-3058)
Pistols & Revolvers (3059-3084)
Rifles & Shotguns (3085-3095)
Scabbards & Misc. (3096-3111)
Swords & Katanas (3112-3167)

Military & War Collectibles (Lots 3168-3231)
Revolutionary War & Civil War (3168-3219)
Spanish American War (3220-3223)
World Wars & Misc. (3224-3231)

Native Americana (Lots 3232-3593)
Alaska incl. Ivory (3232-3307)
Art (3308-3320)
Baskets (3321-3331)
Beadwork (3332-3347)
Rugs & Weavings (3348-3353)
Jewelry (3354-3359)
Kachinas (3360-3385)
Points & Stone Artifacts incl. a Large Georgia Collection (3386-3409)
Pottery (3410-3588)
Ephemera (3589-3593)

Cowboy (Lots 3594-3724)
Ephemera (3594-3626)
Chaps (3627-3666)
Saddle Bags (3667-3685)
Saddles (3686-3718)
Spurs & Misc. (3719-3724)


Taxidermy (Lots 3725-3734)





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Northern Central Railway 1882 Pass1200 - Northern Central Railway 1882 Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This pass has a lot going for it. Very early number 29. It is in excellent condition except for a light brown stain in the upper right. It is fairly e
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to F********h for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Three Pennsylvania Company 1880's Railroad Passes1201 - Three Pennsylvania Company 1880's Railroad Passes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) 1881. To WJ Latta of the PRR. Signed by J Cayug(?) General manager. Back lists the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway ind...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to j*********t for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore 1888 Railroad Pass1202 - Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore 1888 Railroad Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued to GH Moorehouse, assistant superintendent of Adams Express. Moorehouse entered the employ of Adams Express in 1856 at the age of 12. He left t
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Estimates : 40.00 - 70.00
Sold to m******0 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Providence & New York Steamship Company Pass, 18711203 - Providence & New York Steamship Company Pass, 1871
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This 1871 pass is issued to Stanton from president Buffum. The line formed in 1865. Buffum was elected president in 1868. He was replaced in 1871 by G
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m******0 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Providence & Worcester Rail Road 1881 Pass1204 - Providence & Worcester Rail Road 1881 Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 235. Two tone red and white pass with a blue circle date. Nice!Issued to NL Hobart from WE Chamberlain. Back was a vignette of a steamship insi
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to r******8 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Providence and Springfield Railroad Company 1883 Pass1205 - Providence and Springfield Railroad Company 1883 Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued to NL Hobart from William Tinkham. Simple, light blue, very nice! The Providence & Springfield opened between Dike Street in Providence a...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to j*********t for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Houston & Texas Central Railroad Pass, 18831206 - Houston & Texas Central Railroad Pass, 1883
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 522. This railroad was incorporated in 1875 by the state of Texas in a special act. They would merge into the Houston & Texas Central Rai...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********5 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company Exchange Trip Pass, 18981207 - Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company Exchange Trip Pass, 1898
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unused. 1898. Three vignettes: fishing, mountains and a young lady. Excellent condition. Signed by the Gernal Superintendent. Regular paper. Date:
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to m******0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Jay Gould Signed Rutland & Washington & Troy & Rutland Railroad Pass, 18651208 - Jay Gould Signed Rutland & Washington & Troy & Rutland Railroad Pass, 1865
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1865 pass signed by the president Jay Gould. Gould gained control in the Panic of 1857. Gould started his career as the superintendent of this line! N
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j*********t for (1,250.00 + 312.50) x 1 = 1,562.50
 
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Puget Sound & Alaska Steamship Company Pass, 18911209 - Puget Sound & Alaska Steamship Company Pass, 1891
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued by Captain D.B. Jackson. He organized the Washington Steamboat Company in 1884. Later he would merge the company with the PS & AS Company...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to I********S for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Pass, 18651210 - Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Pass, 1865
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Company name in fancy red script. Signed by Edwin H Goodrich. We have sold many of these passes over the years - but never close to this early. One in
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*********t for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Northwestern Mail Company Pass with a Great Red Stage Vignette1211 - Northwestern Mail Company Pass with a Great Red Stage Vignette
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1883. Number 696. We could not find any information on the Northwestern Mail Company. But the back lists the 8 routes it ran. Routes include Fort Reno
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to r******8 for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Amtrak Rail Pass Collection1212 - Amtrak Rail Pass Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 total passes. 6 Paper type from 1972 issued to the likes of Jacobson,Luther, Pluff, Brodie, Commisso, and Davenport. 2 modern plastic type made out
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Three Canadian Railroad Passes1213 - Three Canadian Railroad Passes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) Oversized (2.75 x 4") Canadian Pacific Railway. 1889, Number 159, Green Canadian Pacific Shield and red years. Blue stamp on b...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (275.00 + 60.50) x 1 = 335.50
 
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Dominion Express Company 1908 Pass1214 - Dominion Express Company 1908 Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Courtesy of Free Transportation and Personal Packages." Number 1213 issued to FC Anderson of the Quebec, Montreal & Southern Railway....
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6******n for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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Quebec Central Railway 1886 Pass1215 - Quebec Central Railway 1886 Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued to NL Hobart from James Woodword(?). Number 131. Lighter cardstock or heavier paper. Fabulous condition! The Quebec Central Railway was a line
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Estimates : 40.00 - 70.00
Sold to 6******n for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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Great Eastern Railway Personalized First Class Free Pass - Unique!1216 - Great Eastern Railway Personalized First Class Free Pass - Unique!
Holabird Western Americana Collections
English. 1911. 3.75 x 2.5. Excellent Condition. Folds out. This is Chauncy Depew's private and personalized pass for the London & North West...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to F********h for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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London & North Western Railroad Personalized Leather 1912 Pass1217 - London & North Western Railroad Personalized Leather 1912 Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
We have sold railroad passes for over 30 years and have never seen anything like this. This is Chauncy M Depew's private and personalized pass f...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9***6 for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Ferrocarri de Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad 1900 Pass1218 - Ferrocarri de Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad 1900 Pass
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Also known as El Chepe. It is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking the city of Chihuahua to the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa and its port Top
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******0 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Remainder lot of Railroad Passes1219 - Remainder lot of Railroad Passes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of fifteen. Includes the 1892 Wilkesbarre and Western, 1889 and 1900 Illinois Central, 1916 Chesapeake & Ohio,1913 Western Union Telegraph C...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6******n for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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