Dynamite, Guns, and Gold

Auction Details

April auction
Highlights
1. The Great American Mining Collection
a. Miners Candlesticks. About 300 different. This is easily the finest public offering of uniquely American historic miners candlesticks in history. The sheer volume of the offering is sure to stimulate new collectors in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The material is organized roughly around Wilson-Bobrink, the breakthrough reference for miners candlesticks. You’ll find new discoveries, personalized sticks and expanded discussion regarding manufactured sticks.
b. Mine Carbide Collectibles. The Collection is so massive that we’ve split it into two parts, with the second part coming in June. The development of the acetylene lamps was a scientific breakthrough for the mining industry. The April sale has many tidbits for the collection, including some large hand held lamps and a sampling of other lamps. The June sale has the majority of the Superintendent style hand/hanging lamps and the cap lamps. The collections of carbide/acetylene devices number in excess of one thousand pieces, all different.
c. Miner’s Safety Lamps. This historic invention created generations of scientific devices used for the all-important gas detection. The Collection has 90 different safety lamps. Most will be offered in June.
d. Miner’s Oil wick lamps, hundreds, all different. A large collection of these coal region lamps, they will be offered in June.
e. Other underground mine lighting devices – a vast collection of foreign lamps
f. Wood Blasting and Candle boxes. There is a wonderful collection of these very “showy” collectibles. The variety of the collection is excellent, from explosives boxes to cap boxes to candle boxes. The variety in size is notable too, with a number of the smaller 25 pound boxes. There are at least 50- a sizable collection. A few will be in the June sale, but most in April.
g. Blasting cap tin collection. A significant collection that has singles as well as original boxes full. Easily over 100 blasting cap tin boxes.
h. Mine bell signal signs and other mining enamel signs. A Collection you won’t want to forget. This collection has a wide variety of not only western mines, but international mine signs. The individual state mine bell signal signs are the clear highlight.
i. Mining equipment Patent models -three of them, nineteenth century
2. Antique Bottle Collections
a. Arizona Collection. A wide variety of medicines, sodas and milk bottles
b. Small Nevada Collection. The April sale has some rare Nevada items, with more coming in June.
c. Major Western Whiskey Flask Collection. This collection is slated for June.
d. Great Rarities of Western Whiskies. The April sale offers some outstanding rarities not usually seen at any auction gallery. These are sure to excite the advanced collectors.
e. Colorful antique bottles. It seems we always have submittals of beautiful antique bottles. We’ve got a section in every sale.
f. Leadville, Colorado Collection. A collection of medicines and soda bottles. This one is different – nearly every specimen is dead mint. Watch for the Colorado whiskies coming in June!
3. Postal History and Wells Fargo Express- a large collection of widely varied material. A section we always have, a popular colleting category.
4. Gold
a. Nuggets from Western Sites
b. High grade visible gold in ore specimens from major Nevada mining districts such as Austin and Tuscarora.
c. Jewelry and watches. A collection of pocket watches, gold and Native America jewelry. Diamond jewelry too.
5. Coins, Currency – Numismatics
a. Important 1860’s Unionville silver ingot, a discovery piece
b. Major Morgan Dollar Collection, including varieties
c. US coins, including gold
d. US $20 Gold Note, AU
e. Hundreds of US Proof and Mint sets
f. Fun US currency collectible lots
g. Rare So-Called dollars and gaming items
h. Tokens- great variety of national interest
6. Toys
a. Trains. HO sets, more than 60 engines
b. Hot Wheels. Hundreds of cars.
c. Military toy planes, boats, etc.
d. Original boxed models
7. Documents
a. Mining stocks, some great material
b. Rare western maps
c. V&T RR Document Collection- a beauty
d. Lots of other key pieces
8. Firearms- More than 100 antique firearms. A wide variety of collectible firearms including rarities.
9. Militaria. A nice collection of maybe 100+ pieces coming in June.
a. Swords. A couple dozen
b. Helmets. Dozens
10. Cowboy
a. Great spurs, including silver inlay Garcia
11. Western Research- Key books – a dozen rare western directories, etc.
More Coming In June or Later:
1. A great Western Antique Bottle Collection- considering having a sale in conjunction with the Reno Show in June.
2. Swords- Katana Collection, about 800 different, one of the best collections in America. Watch for an important separate auction!
3. More from the Great American Mining Collection, Carbide lamps, part 2; and Oil wick Lamps
4. The Appalachian Gold Belt Collection- America’s First Gold Discoveries, 1828- the finest collection of documents in private hands. Watch for a stand-alone sale here. We are negotiating venues now.
5. A special offering of mining properties in Colorado. The fee-simple patented claims are in a major gold district, where current exploration is just getting going. Some properties in this district have also produced great gold specimens for the collectors.


If you have collections that might fit into our upcoming sales, please be sure to contact us - we will be traveling to pick up collections for the next 2 months in California, Arizona, Montana and Colorado, with a possible trip to the New York-Boston area later in the year as well.
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HO Rolling Stock mixed lot with wood display case3490 - HO Rolling Stock mixed lot with wood display case
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a mixed lot stored an a nice 20"X16" wooden display case with hinged glass cover . Lot contains 23 cars: 17 Boxcars, 3 hoppers, ...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 290.00
 
 
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HO Rolling Stock Boxcars with wooden case3491 - HO Rolling Stock Boxcars with wooden case
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23 mixed boxcars, reefers and livestock cars contained in a nicely finished 20"x 16" wooden case. Mixed manufacturers. Cars that have o...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 220.00
 
 
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HO Rolling Stock mixed lot tank, flat cars3492 - HO Rolling Stock mixed lot tank, flat cars
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Mixed lot of tank cars and flat cars in 20"X 16" wooden case with a glass hinged top. Different manufacturers. 13 tank cars with a mix of...
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Estimates : 110.00 - 250.00
Sold to i*********1 for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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HO Rolling Stock hoppers and gondolas3493 - HO Rolling Stock hoppers and gondolas
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Mixed manufacturers of 17 cars in 20" X 16" wooden glass hinged top display case. All the bodies are in great shape ). Cars that stand o...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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HO Diesel engines  Santa Fe passenger set3494 - HO Diesel engines Santa Fe passenger set
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Santa Fe F7 A&B unit in good working condition. Unit has been tested and works forward, backward and lights work. Set includes 4 cars : 2 coac...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 110.00
Sold to J******8 for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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HO Rolling Stock mixed lot with wood display case3495 - HO Rolling Stock mixed lot with wood display case
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Various manufacturers and a mix of rolling stock in a 20" X 16" wooden case with a glass hinged top. 12 cars total, 11 pieces of track w...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to i*********1 for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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HO Rolling Stock Cabooses3496 - HO Rolling Stock Cabooses
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25 cabooses of various types and manufacturers. 20 are complete and in good shape, 5 are either missing wheels, couplers or both. Displayed in a 2...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
 
 
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HO Rolling Stock mixed lot with wood display case3497 - HO Rolling Stock mixed lot with wood display case
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21 cars in all. Flat cars with concrete conduit, bulldozers, ships propellers, box cars, car hauler, boxcar and gondolas with loads and 2 open pulpw
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (45.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 55.80
 
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HO Diesel Engines3498 - HO Diesel Engines
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Lot contains 4 diesel engines which are non-DCC older models. These are in great shape, but may need some cleaning. Engines included are: Santa Fe
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Estimates : 90.00 - 160.00
Sold to J******8 for (45.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 55.80
 
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HO Diesel Engines3499 - HO Diesel Engines
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Great running set of four non-DCC diesel engines, all have been tested for full operation. Lot includes: Santa Fe GP-38, missing a end handrail. Am
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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HO Diesel Engines Spirit of '763500 - HO Diesel Engines Spirit of '76
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A patriotic train consisting of 7 cars and a NIB engine ( tested and working). All these cars are in excellent condition. Cars included are: coach,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 170.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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HO Diesel Engines3501 - HO Diesel Engines
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Lot consisting of 4 diesel engines : Union Pacific F7-a (bachmann) complete, Burlington GP-20 (TYCO missing one coupler and handrail), Illinois Centra
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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HO Diesel Engines with street car, steam locomotive3502 - HO Diesel Engines with street car, steam locomotive
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6 units total. All tested and working forward and backward. Lot consist of Lehigh Valley GP-9 (LifeLike, no missing parts, Burlington GP-20 ( TYCO, n
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to J******8 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Diesel engines3503 - Diesel engines
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Lot of 3. These have been tested for forward and backward operation and passed. PRR GG-1 (Tyco, in excellent shape), Baltimore and Ohio F7a (AHM, goo
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
 
 
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HO Diesel Engines with steam switcher3504 - HO Diesel Engines with steam switcher
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Lot of 5. All tested for forward/backward movement and passed. Consist of : Chessie B&O F7a (Life-Like, excellent condition), Santa Fe GP-9 (M...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*********1 for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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HO Diesel Engines and switcher3505 - HO Diesel Engines and switcher
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6 in this lot. 2 Southern Pacific GP-50 and SD-9 ( Unknown maker, good shape, one missing handrails), Burlington Northern GP-30 (Lionel, good, missin
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to J******8 for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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HO Diesel Engines3506 - HO Diesel Engines
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Lot of 5. All tested for forward/backward movement and pass unless noted. Contains: 2 Southern Pacific E8 9 ( Life-Like, good condition, missing fr
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
 
 
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HO Steam locomotives3507 - HO Steam locomotives
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3 steam locomotives, all tested for forward/backward movement. Central Pacific 4-8-0 "Old Timer" operating headlamp (TYCO, good+ conditi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 130.00
Sold to i*********1 for (70.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 86.80
 
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HO Steam Locomotives3508 - HO Steam Locomotives
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Lot of 5. Tested for forward backward movement, working unless noted,. 3 4-6-2 steam locomotives ( Mantua, good +), 4-8-0 (TYCO, intermittent op
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Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to i*********1 for (80.00 + 19.20) x 1 = 99.20
 
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HO Steam Locomotives V&T cars3509 - HO Steam Locomotives V&T cars
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Set contains: 0-6-0 Steam Smokey Mountain Express ( Bachmann, NIB excellent condition), Virginia and Truckee RR cleaning car, V&T caboose, V&am...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
 
 
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HO Rolling Stock mixed lot3510 - HO Rolling Stock mixed lot
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7 rolling stock cars all are in excellent condition. Lot contains: Orient Express bar car (Rivarossi, NIB), Great Northern Log car (Bachmann, NIB),
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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HO mixed lot non working locomotives3511 - HO mixed lot non working locomotives
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17 pieces total. These were all tested not working properly or at all. There are 0-4-0's, F7a diesels, 0-6-0, and one 2-8-8-2 all with tende...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
 
 
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HO Transformers3512 - HO Transformers
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Lot has 14 transformers in all. Various manufactures and models: MRC 500's, TYCO 892 & 608 and one Bachmann still in the box. One TYCO st...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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HO Track3513 - HO Track
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Large lot of track with well over 100+ brass pieces of combined straight, curve, short, switches, left/right switch NIB, 3 uncouplers NIB, and 25+ pi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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HO Plasticville buildings3514 - HO Plasticville buildings
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Large lot of over 40+ Plasticville buildings An entire town in a box. Contains: several houses both single and two story, gas station, Ore chutes, t
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to R********r for (70.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 86.80
 
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HO landscape and misc accessories3515 - HO landscape and misc accessories
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Trees (20+), 2 bags of ground cover (grass and brush), Woodland Series Memorial Park and trees NIB, 5 stone tunnel ends. NIB road signs, street lig
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Estimates : 60.00 - 110.00
Sold to i*********1 for (45.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 55.80
 
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HO Rolling Stock mixed lot3516 - HO Rolling Stock mixed lot
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18 various rolling stock cars and small box of miscellaneous parts. Boxcars, tankers, flatcars and cabooses. Of note are the NIB Bachmann Cyanamid t
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 170.00
 
 
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HO Buildings and accessories3517 - HO Buildings and accessories
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Each is still in it's original box and some needing assembly. Lot contains: Bachmann Diesel fueling Rack, Model Power Lighted church, 2 Pine Lu...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to i*********1 for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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10 Original Box Toys3518 - 10 Original Box Toys
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Four in original shrink wrap, four unwrapped, two others wrapped. Includes six by Revell. All are military boats, mostly US. State: City: Date:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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HO Diesel Engines3519 - HO Diesel Engines
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this lot of 4 are in good running order, no cracks, scratched decals. Contains: Santa Fe yard switcher (AHM, great condition), North Western ALCO Cen
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Estimates : 130.00 - 180.00
Sold to J******8 for (65.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 80.60
 
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15 Original Box Toys3520 - 15 Original Box Toys
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Circa 1980s to 2000. All military related. 3 Gearbox Remington airplanes, military tanks by Matchbox, Limited Edition Crayloa biplane 1:32 scale, ERTL
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 220.00
 
 
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