October 2017 Premier Auction

Auction Details

This 5-day sale features 2,900 lots in multiple collecting categories including Mining, Minerals, Native Americana, Bottles, Gaming, Cowboy, Tokens, Numismatics, Railroad & Express, Postal History & Philatelic, Firearms & Military, and General Americana.

Highlights include:

*Gold, gold & silver ore, & choice mineral specimens from around the world

*a wide variety of mining collectibles including artifacts, stock certificates, photographs, and ephemera

*choice Native Americana from a prominent collection including Western baskets, projectile points, Navajo Pottery, jewelry, a Kachina Collection, and a Pacific NW bone, ivory & carved stone collection

*Bottles and antique glass including the Shamberger Saratoga Mineral Water Collection, Saloon back bar bottles, Western sodas and whiskies, Nevada embossed bottles, and an Insulator Collection

*Cowboy collectibles including a branding iron collection and cowboy postcards

*Tokens & Medals including Tombstone, Arizona, Alaska, California, Nevada Tokens & key tags, Fort tokens, So-Called Dollar collection feat. Bryan Money, Encased Cents, and US & Mining Medals

*Numismatics including Colorado silver coinage (a new discovery), Salt Lake City National Bank Note Collection, Nevada National Bank Notes, Assay incl. a rare assayer ingot and & Comstock assay documents

*Railroad stocks, bonds, keys, locks, and reference libraries

*Wells Fargo & Other Express collectibles incl. a rare Wells Fargo gold medal

*Postal history including first flights, first day covers, and revenue stamped documents

*A selection of antique firearms and swords

*Political collectibles feat. a Theodore Roosevelt button collection

*General Americana with strong Colorado, Montana, and Nevada sections including Shamberger Photograph Collection of Nevada Mining Camps and a large selection of Colorado stereoviews

*A special Dealer Section featuring large lots of mining, railroad, & other stocks, bonds, and postcards

                                          Auction Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, October 19, 2017 (Lots 1000-1666)
            Minerals (1000-1179)
                        Gold (1000-1013)
                        Ore, Gem, & Mineral Specimens  (1014-1179)
 
            Mining (1180-1666)
                        Candlesticks (1180-1188)
                        Explosives (1189-1198)
                        Mine Lighting (Carbide, Oil, Safety) (1199-1216)
                        Hard Goods (1217-1224)
                        Books (1225-1259)
                        Stocks, Checks, & Other Ephemera  (1260-1666)
 
 
Day 2, Friday, October 20, 2017 (Lots 2000-2576)
            Native Americana (2000-2268)
                        Southwest
                                    Art (2000-2026)
                                    Baskets (2027-2037)
                                    Beadwork (2038-2056)
                                    Moccasins (2057-2064)
                                    Rugs & Jewelry (2065-2071)
                                    Kachinas (2072-2099)
                                    Pottery (2100-2170)
                                    Tools & Other (2171-2181)
                        Northwest
                                    Animal tools/art (2182-2189)
                                    Clothing & Moccasins (2190-2197)
                                    Ivory Art & Tools (2198-2211)
                                    Sculptures (2212-2226)
                                    Tools & Other (2227-2232)
                        Nat. Amer. Books (2233-2268)
 
            Bottles & Glass (2269-2498)
                        Bitters, Poisons, Medicines (2269-2299)
                        Mineral Water (2300-2361)
                        Soda (2362-2412)
                        Whiskey (2413-2452)
                        Beer & Other (2453-2477)
                        Insulators (2478-2498)
 
            Gaming (2499-2521)
 
            Cowboy (2522-2576)
                        Branding Irons (2522-2540)
                        Cowboy Ephemera (2541-2576)
 
 
Day 3, Saturday, October 21, 2017 (Lots 3000-3610)
            Tokens (Geographic Sort) (3000-3068)
 
            Numismatics (3069-3281)
                        So-Called Dollars (3069-3136)
                                    Bryan Money (3069-3099)
                                    Other (3100-3136)
                        Medals (3137-3181)
                        Coins (3182-3202)
                        Encased Cents (3203-3216)
                        Currency (3217-3245)
                        Scrip & Ephemera (3246-3256)
                        Ingots & Assay (3257-3281)
           
            Railroad & Express (3282-3445)
                        Books (3282-3304)
                        Locks & Keys (3305-3317)
                        Stocks, Bonds, & Ephemera  (3318-3425)
                        Wells Fargo & Other Express (3426-3445)
 
            Postal History & Philatelic (3446-3526)
                        First Day & First Flight (3446-3475)
                        Military (3476-3486)
                        Geographic Sort (3487-3510)
                        Stamps & Revenue (3511-3526)
           
            Firearms, Weaponry, & Military Collectibles (3527-3610)
                        Civil War (3527-3546)
                        Other Military (3547-3556)
                        Firearms, Holsters, & Ephemera (3557-3568)
                        Knives & Swords (3569-3610)
 
 
Day 4, Sunday, October 22, 2017 (Lots 4000-4624)
            Political incl. Theodore Roosevelt Collection (4000-4022)
           
            General Americana
                        (Geographic Sort) (4023-4497)
                        Art (4498-4511)
                        Books (4512-4529)
                        Miscellaneous Americana incl. Hard Goods, Jewelry, & Ephemera (4530-4595)
                        World Collectibles (4596-4624)
 
           
Day 5, Monday, October 23, 2017 (Lots 5000-5415)
            Dealer Specials
                        Misc. Americana & Ephemera (5000-5017)
                        Stock Certificates & Bonds: Mining, Railroad, & Other (5018-5415)
 

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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGold Specimen from Michigan Bluff, California1000 - Gold Specimen from Michigan Bluff, California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The town of Michigan Bluff was founded by gold miners. Mining began in earnest in 1853, and town was shipping $100,000 in gold per month by 1858. The
Current Bid: 750.00
Estimates : 1,250.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGold in Quartz from Nevada County, California1001 - Gold in Quartz from Nevada County, California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The northern Sierra Nevada is home to numerous important gold deposits. These include the famous lode districts and placer deposits of Nevada County w
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Start Price : 1,800.00 | Estimates : 3,600.00 - 5,400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGold Leaf Specimen from California1002 - Gold Leaf Specimen from California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This fine, California leaf gold specimen was previously in the mineral collection of F. John Barlow (Specimen #G-157). Barlow was passionate about col
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado1003 - Wire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An important, rich specimen of wire gold in quartz from the historically significant Ibex / Little Jonny Mine area. Margaret "Molly" Brown...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado1004 - Wire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This rich, wire gold specimen was uncovered by metal detector during the last 20 years. The specimen was most recently in the mineral collection of Br
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Start Price : 6,250.00 | Estimates : 12,500.00 - 18,750.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCrystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada1005 - Crystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Round Mountain is one of the giant gold deposits of the world. The total metal content of the system is estimated at approximately 20 million ounces o
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Start Price : 3,250.00 | Estimates : 6,500.00 - 9,750.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCrystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada1006 - Crystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This specimen demonstrates why crystallized gold specimens from the huge, open-pit Round Mountain Mine so highly prized by mineral collectors. Round M
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCrystallized Leaf Gold from Romania1007 - Crystallized Leaf Gold from Romania
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold deposits in the area of Brad, Romania began to be exploited in Roman times and a small town developed around the gold deposits. The earliest docu
Current Bid: 400.00
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCubic Gold from Siberia, Russia1008 - Cubic Gold from Siberia, Russia
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This water-worn cluster of cubic gold crystals was previously in the famous mineral collection of F. John Barlow. It features an extremely aesthetic,
Current Bid: 1,600.00
Estimates : 3,200.00 - 4,800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGold Nugget from Russia1009 - Gold Nugget from Russia
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An extremely attractive stream-worn gold nugget with minor quartz association. This nugget had previously been part of the world-famous gold collectio
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Start Price : 1,750.00 | Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,250.00
 
 
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