January 2018 Auction: Americana, Bottles, Numismatics, Railroad, Mining, Native Americana

Auction Details

Our first auction of 2018 is a special two-day, 1,400+ lot sale with items in more than a dozen collecting categories, including Tokens, Numismatics, Railroad & Express, Mining, Postcards, Bottles, General Americana, Native Americana, Antique Firearms, Military, Cowboy, and a Bargains & Dealer Specials Section.

*Highlights*

--A rare grouping of 19th century silverware from jewelers on the Comstock Lode, including a never-before-seen M.M. Fredrick silver chalice.

--A stunning California Gold-in-Quartz watch plus other jewelry

--A large General Americana section featuring ephemera from Western states like California, Nevada, Colorado, Montana; large postcard collections from Utah and Washington; and art.

--An assorted Mining section with reference books, lamps, spoons, rare stock certificates, photographs, documents, and ore and fossil specimens

--All sorts of Native Americana including baskets, beadwork, clothing, tools, war clubs, rugs, pottery, and ephemera

--Cowboy collectibles such as art, ephemera, saddles, irons, clothing, and photographs

--A Firearms & Weaponry section featuring rare antique ammunition and knives

--Military collectibles including Civil War documents, photographs, and a rare Ambulance Corps Arm Band

--Coin collecting books, catalogs, US coin sets, US and foreign medals, bank notes/currency, and ingots

--Rare slot machines, gaming chips, and ephemera in our Gaming section

--A fabulous antique Bottle section featuring California Gold Rush Sodas and Nevada Medicines, including examples used in Fred Holabird's bottle books.

--Railroad reference books, padlocks, nails, passes, and other ephemera including train wreck photo collections

--A small but select offering of Wells Fargo & Other Express collectibles including 1850s stock certificates

--Collectibles from 8 different World's Fairs & Expositions

--The auction concludes with a large Bargains & Dealer Specials section full of collectibles from many categories including Mining, Railroad, Tokens, & General Americana. These lots are either large groupings or entry-level items, meant to help restock dealer inventories and jumpstart a new generation of collectors!


Full Auction Schedule

Day One, January 20th, 2018 (Lots 1001-1723)

*General Americana (Lots 1001-1377)
*Foreign (Lots 1378-1391)
*Mining (Lots 1392-1578)
*Minerals (Lots1579-1596)
*Art (Lots 1597-1625)
*Native Americana (Lots 1626-1723)

Day Two, January 21st, 2018 (Lots 2001-2726)

*Cowboy (Lots 2001-2054)
*Firearms/Weaponry (Lots 2055-2102)
*Military (Lots 2103-2135)
*Numismatics (Lots 2136-2192)
*Gaming (Lots 2193-2210)
*Tokens (Lots 2211-2232)
*Bottles (Lots 2233-2365)
*Saloon (Lots 2366-2373
*Railroadiana (Lots 2374-2483)
*Wells Fargo (Lots 2484-2489)
*World's Fair & Expositions (Lots 2490-2508)
*Bargains & Dealer Specials (Lots 2509-2726)
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Electric Bitters & lash's Bitters. ( Lot of 2)2339 - Electric Bitters & lash's Bitters. ( Lot of 2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2: # 1: Electric / Bitters // With Front label // H . E Bucklen & Co. / Chicacg, Ill //. Revverse label. Both labels, 98% . 1890's,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to J**v for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Dr. VON HOPFS Bitters Bottle, Des Moines, Iowa2340 - Dr. VON HOPFS Bitters Bottle, Des Moines, Iowa
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Curacoa Bitters. Des Moines Iowa. Amber rectangle. Ring V 28. Rare. Date: Location: Des Moines, Iowa HWAC# 46738
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Blue Lick Springs Amber Mineral Water Bottle, Covington, Kentucky2341 - Blue Lick Springs Amber Mineral Water Bottle, Covington, Kentucky
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Kentucky Blue Lick Water Co./ Covington, KY. Deep amber, thousands of seed bubbles, applied top, 10.6Ó tall, 3.25Ó diameter. Tiny top of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f********r for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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S. Pablo Soda Bottle, New Orleans2342 - S. Pablo Soda Bottle, New Orleans
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Embossed eagle, on a perch, facing right. Fancy monogram... banner embossed : S. Pablo //. Reverse : Elysianfield St. ( au) / 70 / N O // 1850'...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Lemaire Soda Bottle, Battle Mountain, Nevada2343 - Lemaire Soda Bottle, Battle Mountain, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare Battle Mountain soda bottle with chip. Aqua, tooled to Hutchinson style soda. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume I p87-90 for complete history o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to r*********1 for (1,400.00 + 350.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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John Shier Drug Bottle, Delamar, Nevada2344 - John Shier Drug Bottle, Delamar, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice Nevada Ghost Town Bottle from Southern Nevada's 1890's gold camp of Delamar. About 3.5" tall. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume II p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to h********e for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Elko Bottling Works Soda Bottle2345 - Elko Bottling Works Soda Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare choice aqua mint hutch style soda. Neatly made with strong embossing. No wear. These bottles are extremely rare with perhaps less than 10 k
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to M*********n for (900.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,125.00
 
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James Dewar Elko Hutchinson Style Soda Bottle2346 - James Dewar Elko Hutchinson Style Soda Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
James Dewer / Elko, Nev. Aqua tool aqua applied top full face embossing. Dewer's soda business began in 1892. The business was known as the Elko...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to n******9 for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Bremenkampf & Regli Soda Bottle, Eureka, Nevada, Light Green2347 - Bremenkampf & Regli Soda Bottle, Eureka, Nevada, Light Green
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bremenkampf & Regli ( au ) // Eureka // Nev. // 1878-1885; Beautiful, light lime green color. Very Rare... Applied top, nice and clean. 2, 1/8&q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to e*****r for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Bremenkampf & Regli Soda Bottle, Eureka, Nevada, Aqua2348 - Bremenkampf & Regli Soda Bottle, Eureka, Nevada, Aqua
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bremenkampf & Regli // Eureka // Nev // 1878-1885 : Brilliant aqua applied top. Beautiful specimen, with a lot going for it. . Clean with light...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to n******9 for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN2349 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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J.F. Myers Drug Store Bottle, Reno, Nevada2350 - J.F. Myers Drug Store Bottle, Reno, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 3.5" high. Extra rare Nevada medicine. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume II p221-224 for complete history on this bottle and the drug store ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to h********e for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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The Owl Pharmacy Co. Bottle, Seven Troughs, Nevada2351 - The Owl Pharmacy Co. Bottle, Seven Troughs, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One of the top western medicine bottles. This is dead mint and purple. 4oz., 6" tall. Mold imperfection in making left rear corner. This is one...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to r*********1 for (1,450.00 + 362.50) x 1 = 1,812.50
 
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Choice Rare Tonopah Milk Bottle2352 - Choice Rare Tonopah Milk Bottle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One of the most highly sought of Nevada milks. Very attractive. Light purple. approx 7" tall. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume 1 page 271. Same ex...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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A.B. Stewart & Co Drug Store Bottle, Virginia City, Nevada, Light Purple, No Monogram2353 - A.B. Stewart & Co Drug Store Bottle, Virginia City, Nevada, Light Purple, No Monogram
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4" tall. Clean, light purple, dead mint. One of the rarest of all the Virginia City bottles. The Virginia City Stewart bottles were only made i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o******s for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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H. Busch & Co Hutch Soda Bottle, Winnemucca, Nevada2354 - H. Busch & Co Hutch Soda Bottle, Winnemucca, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare. Precedes "Minnemucca" misspelled variety. See Nevada Bottle Book Volume I p151-160 for complete history on this bottle and the...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to M*********n for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Henry Busch "Minnemucca" Soda (Winnemucca, Nevada)2355 - Henry Busch "Minnemucca" Soda (Winnemucca, Nevada)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The misspelled town name Minnemucca instead of Winnemucca, named after the famous Paiute chief, both he and his daughter Sarah sought peace with white
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m***i for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN2356 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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J. Boardman & Co Soda Bottle, New York2357 - J. Boardman & Co Soda Bottle, New York
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J. Boardman & Co / New York / Mineral Waters / ( embossed Star) This bottle/ is never sold // ( 1850's). Medium to deep cobalt blue. Dug, a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e********e for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Mrs. S. A Allen 's / Hair Restorer, New York2358 - Mrs. S. A Allen 's / Hair Restorer, New York
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mrs. S. A. Allen's // Worlds Hair/ Restorer // New York // F //. ( 1870's) Beautiful, exceptional light, golden yellow w/ a hint of amber (...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*********r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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