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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Antique Chinese Plate4600 - Antique Chinese Plate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8.75 inches wide with images of 2 red birds with long tails. Appears to be very old and is lacking any maker markings. There is a thin 1.5 inch crac
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Distinctive Jade Carving4601 - Distinctive Jade Carving
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4.5 inches tall x 4.25 inches wide. Gorgeous light green jade carving with red/brown accents. There are medium chips along each side of the base and
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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4 Chinese Pendants/Ornaments4602 - 4 Chinese Pendants/Ornaments
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Approx 2 inch wide jade pendant with applied red highlights and appears to be very old. 2) 1.75 inches wide opaque pendant with 6 sides. 3) One da
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Chinese Pen Box Dug in San Francisco in 1860s4603 - Chinese Pen Box Dug in San Francisco in 1860s
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Chinese porcelain pen box and cover hand painted with butterflies and flowers. Lid and box do not match, however they fit and were found together. Thi
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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4 Asian Stone Carvings including 3 Foo Dogs4604 - 4 Asian Stone Carvings including 3 Foo Dogs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) A pair of Foo Dogs carved from natural soft stones sometimes referred to as soapstone. Signed on the bases and Chinese writing on the fronts. App
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 1********r.. for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Asian Block Print on Rice Paper4605 - Asian Block Print on Rice Paper
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Depicts 12 birds with nests in a tree. Signed. 11" x 16". City: State: Date: HWAC# 49920
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Original Japanese Painting of a Woman4606 - Original Japanese Painting of a Woman
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This signed painting depicts a Japanese woman holding a fan. It measures 9.5" x 10.5". There are several water stains. City: ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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13 Assorted Collectibles, mostly Asian4607 - 13 Assorted Collectibles, mostly Asian
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) A hand hammered copper serving tray which has the appearance of an antique, 20.5 x 12.5 inches approx. 2) Three Chinese appearing men in brass hol
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to a******l for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Chinese Hat and Wall Hanging4608 - Chinese Hat and Wall Hanging
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Woven 18" hat with 2 hanging red tassels in the style of a Chinese coolie who may have worked on the railroad. 11.75" round wooden wall h...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Copper/Brass Spiritual Tibetan Buddhism Prayer Wheels w/ Scrolls4609 - Copper/Brass Spiritual Tibetan Buddhism Prayer Wheels w/ Scrolls
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Copper construction with a brass teardrop top. Asian symbols wrap around the sides and top. A paper scroll is packed inside likely with mantras. ...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8*****l for (15.00 + 3.60) x 1 = 18.60
 
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8 Asian Assorted Collectibles4610 - 8 Asian Assorted Collectibles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) A carved green stone with a unicorn and leaf inlays, 4 x 3 x 1.25 inches. 2 chipped corners. 2) Carved white stone religious figure of a woman.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to e****6 for (45.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 55.80
 
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Chinese Anti-American Vietnam War Poster4611 - Chinese Anti-American Vietnam War Poster
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1 color poster, 20" x 29.5". A Chinese poster supporting their anti American position during the Vietnam war. Image of a Communist solde...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s********o.. for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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13 Different Chairman Mao Posters4612 - 13 Different Chairman Mao Posters
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13 color Mao propaganda poster, many are c. 1960's. Approx 20" x 29.5". Various images of Mao often with other political leaders. ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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6 Different Chairman Mao Posters4613 - 6 Different Chairman Mao Posters
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6 different color Chinese propaganda posters of Chairman Mao. Mao is featured with "the people" in artistic fashion. Approx 20" x 2...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******3 for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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7 Different Mao Cultural Revolution Posters4614 - 7 Different Mao Cultural Revolution Posters
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7 different color propaganda posters from the Mao era with various images of Chinese people and military. c. 1958-1976. All posters are approx 20&...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******3 for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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7 Mao Cultural Revolution Posters4615 - 7 Mao Cultural Revolution Posters
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 different color propaganda posters from the Mao era with various images of Chinese people. 1 poster has rear staining. another poster has 2x .75&q...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******3 for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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Chairman Mao Poster4616 - Chairman Mao Poster
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Chairman Mao and the people. This poster is distinctly different than the other posters in this collection and veers towards the Western art style. c
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******3 for (25.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 31.00
 
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Color Chairman Mao Propaganda Poster4617 - Color Chairman Mao Propaganda Poster
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Color image of Chairman Mao. Considered one of the 10 most desirable Mao posters. Approx 20" x 29.5". City: State: ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******3 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Bowl Signed "Felix Ortiz"4618 - Bowl Signed "Felix Ortiz"
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mata Ortiz Indian Pottery, Casas Grande, Mexico. Large bowl signed Felix Ortiz, however, not the real Felix Ortiz who was known for starting this pott
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Minoan Art and Archaeology with 10 Photos4619 - Minoan Art and Archaeology with 10 Photos
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 pages from Art and Archaeology possibly May-June 1934, A Minoan Gold Treasure. 10.75" x 7.75". 10 black and white photos of Minoan art o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Antique Russian Silver Cigarette Case4620 - Antique Russian Silver Cigarette Case
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Amazing Russian imperial antique solid silver cigarette case (image of Russian soldiers on horseback) with gold emblems on front and back of case. 4-3
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (700.00 + 168.00) x 1 = 868.00
 
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Antique Russian Woman's Silver Cigarette Case4621 - Antique Russian Woman's Silver Cigarette Case
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Russian women's antique silver cigarette case set with 5 carnelian or amber stones. Case has an attached belt-like strap (or could go around nec...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8*******P for (200.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 242.00
 
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Afghan Lapis Lazuli Necklace & Lapis Malachite Heart4622 - Afghan Lapis Lazuli Necklace & Lapis Malachite Heart
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Stunning two layer Afghan lapis lazuli necklace, deep blue stone, bubble necklace. 18" long. 2) Large natural copper lapis malachite heart p...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to g*******h for (225.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 279.00
 
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Coleman's Mustard Tin4623 - Coleman's Mustard Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Coleman's Mustard tin that was likely made in the early 1900s. It is rectangular shaped with cut out grooves and artwork including a coat of ...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to b******d for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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"Detective" Bound Volumes (French Newspaper)4624 - "Detective" Bound Volumes (French Newspaper)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three bound volumes of the French newspaper "Detective" published by the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios research department. Ex-library books...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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