Spooktacular Auction: Americana, Mining, Numismatics, & More (October 2020)

Auction Details

Welcome to our Halloween Sale!

We continue to get in marvelous collections of Americana from all over the country. Keep them coming!!!

As many of you have seen, we have found new ways to increase visibility on the internet, which has risen our number o0f competitive bidders by over 30% lately. Our stockpile of registered bidders is one of the largest in America, and we are all thankful to you all for participating in our exciting auctions.

This sale features some amazing one of a kind rarities, and also brings to market several long awaited collections.

Perhaps the top item in the sale is the Pierce Powell copy of the all-time #1 “psychedelic” rock n roll poster, the Charlatans at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City. Long on display in his personal home, Powell’s personal copy of this historic event is now offered. We were unable to verify if this is the only copy, or one of two known. Regardless, if you are a rock n roll collector, it is the all-time #1 poster.

The auction features the collections of Ken Prag, Salvatore Falcone and John Reynolds.

Folks have been asking for a couple years now when we were going to get to the Ken Prag Industrial, Banking and Commercial collections to market. The answer is “NOW.” Perhaps the brewing collection is some of the best in the current sale, which is spread out over the next two sales. As we sort through the massive collection, I’ve seen the turnpike material (early 1800s), banking, foods, industrials, oils, and so much more, including some fabulous autographed material. It will take at least a year to sell this portion of the collection. And there’s more… we are now starting to organize and sell his massive postcard and stereo view collections. Previously we sold Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado collections. Now its time for California and rarities from other areas of post card collecting. You’ll see some of the best and most beautiful post cards ever printed in this and coming sales, particularly the European art cards, “poster” cards of the PPIE which are unarguably some of the most beautiful cards ever printed, and more.

The Salvatore Falcone Collection of Californiana is a true treasure. Historical photographs of all sorts are a big focus, and include some great rarities, including some key out-of-state pieces, such as Alaska. Medals, and ephemera round out more than 100 lots of key collectibles.

John Reynolds’ collections included more rarities from his Central California collection, as well as his military token collection.

We continue with massive holdings from the Benjamin Fauver collections of counters and tokens. This large group centers on foreign counters and early foreign tokens, some dating back to the 1500s.

Don’t miss the marble collection, large numismatic offerings, historical Hawaii material, rare mining and other maps, gold specimens, Civil war material, stamp collections, western art and so much more.

And remember- we are always after new and major collections to bring to market. We are your source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other company in the past decade alone. We plan on having our entire sales database online soon at no cost – nearly 200,000 lots of Americana sold since 2014. Give us a call today! We have agents all over America, and travel to see most collections.

Auction Schedule

Day 1 (Thur, Oct 29) Lots 1000-1679
Art (1000-1125)
Native Americana (1126-1196)
Textiles (1197-1233)
Foreign Collectibles (1234-1267)
General Collectibles (1268-1307)
Collector Spoons (1308-1315)
Jewelry (1316-1351)
Scales (1352-1353)
Advertising/Signs (1354-1369)
Furnishings & 3D Items (1370-1424)
Music (1425-1429)
Theatre (1430-1456)
Sports (1457-1468)
Tobacciana (1469-1472)
Saloon (1473-1478)
Cowboy (1479-1484)
Comic Books (1485-1491)
Books & Magazines (1492-1520)
Antiquarian Books (1521-1539)
Bottles (1540-1627)
Marbles (1603-1668)
Gaming (1669-1679)

Day 2 (Fri, Oct 30) Lots 2000-2762
Firefighting Memorabilia (2000-2078)
Fraternal Organizations (2079-2080)
Badges (2082-2174) (Also see badges on day 5!)
Numismatics (2175-2295)
Bullion (2175)
Ingots (2176-2178)
Coins (2179-2225)
Currency (2227-2240)
Dies & Hobbs (2241-2249)
Ephemera & Exonumia (2250-2259)
Medals (2260-2281)
So-Called Dollars (2282-2295)
Tokens (2296-2762)

Day 3 (Sat, Oct 31) Lots 3000-3685
Transportation (3000-3034)
Stocks & Bonds (3035-3498)
Minerals (3489-3495)
Mining (3496-3557)
Tools (3558-3566)
Firearms (3567-3584)
Political (3585-3603)
World's Fairs (3604-3619)
Military (3620-3685)

Day 4 (Sun, Nov 1) Lots 4000-4712
General Americana Geo. Sorted AZ-WY (4000-4103)
Maps (4104-4124)
Photographs (4125-4209)
Philatelic(4210-4433)
Wells Fargo (4363-4382)
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part I (4383-4712)

Day 5 (Mon, Nov 2) Lots 5000-5798
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part II
Art (5000-5093)
Native Americana (5094-5113)
Firearms/Weaponry (5114-5116)
Badges (5117-5124)
Foreign Collectibles (5125-5139)
Textiles (5140-5145)
Furnishings & 3D Items (5146-5162)
General Americana Ephemera & Collectibles (5163-5249)
Hollywood/Theatre (5450-5260)
Music (5261-5272)
Cowboy/Saloon/Tobacco (5272-5281)
Bottles (5288-5304)
Gaming (5305-5312)
Jewelry (5313-5322)
General Americana Geographically Sorted (5323-5416)
Political (5417-5420)
Postcards (5421-5428)
Wells Fargo (5429-5433)
World's Fairs (5434-5437)
Sports (5438-5470)
Military (5471-5494)
Mining (5495-5556)
Stocks & Bonds (5558-5796)
Transportation (5770-5798)

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Onionskin, Large Paneled  (125377)1650 - Onionskin, Large Paneled (125377)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1-7/8" Paneled onionskin. Panels red/green/yellow and red/white. Marble has been lightly polished around center, but the pontil areas are origi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to i********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Open Double Ribbon Core Marble  (125403)1651 - Open Double Ribbon Core Marble (125403)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Open Ribbon Core - 2 1/8". One core has red/white, yellow, green/yellow strands. The other core has blue/white, white, red/yellow strands. Out...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Peewee Swirl Marbles - 10  (125058)1652 - Peewee Swirl Marbles - 10 (125058)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A combination of 10 mint peewee swirls. Combination of (3) latticino cores, (5) divided cores, (1) ribbon core (1) solid core. Date: Country (if no
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Peppermint Ribbon Core (2)  (125059)1653 - Peppermint Ribbon Core (2) (125059)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. 3/4" double peppermint ribbon core. Light surface scratches and two tiny dings. 2. 5/8" solid peppermint ribbon core, light surface scr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Popeye corkscrews (4)  (125369)1654 - Popeye corkscrews (4) (125369)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. 5/8" red and yellow. Surface mint. 2. 5/8" blue and yellow. Surface mint. 3. 5/8"green and yellow. Surface mint. 4. 7/8"gre...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********n for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Ribbon core Lutz, Banded opaque Lutz. (2)  (125422)1655 - Ribbon core Lutz, Banded opaque Lutz. (2) (125422)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. 3/4" Ribbon core Lutz. Core is pink on one side and blue on the other. Surface has 3 or 4 small dings and several flea bites over most of th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Ribbon Core Marble, Large  (125399)1656 - Ribbon Core Marble, Large (125399)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ribbon Core - 1-3/4". White ribbon core with red strands laid on top, both sides. Mid level strands blue and yellow. Outer strands yellow/blue ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Ribbon Core, Solid Core, Onionskin Marbles  (125400)1657 - Ribbon Core, Solid Core, Onionskin Marbles (125400)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. Ribbon Core - 1-7/8". White core with one yellow stand centered on each side. Mid-level strands are red. Outer strands are yellow. Surface h...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Ribbon Cores (3)  (125360)1658 - Ribbon Cores (3) (125360)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. 5/8" blue/white, green/yellow inner panels. The blue and green canes are translucent (jelly core) type. Surface glass problem free with a fe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Solid Core Marbles -  Large  (125409)1659 - Solid Core Marbles - Large (125409)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Solid Core - 2". This is a solid core marble but one of the panels separated at time of manufacturing so it appears there is a opening. Does no...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 550.00
Sold to d*******f for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Solid core marbles (2)  and Peppermint Marble (1)   (125423)1660 - Solid core marbles (2) and Peppermint Marble (1) (125423)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. 13/16" Solid core. Red, white, blue, green core panels. Outer yellow stands on one side of marble. 2. 7/8" Lobed solid core, white bas...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Stone Marbles (spheres) (5)  (125425)1661 - Stone Marbles (spheres) (5) (125425)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
(5) Stone marbles. Source material includes Jasper, Hematite, Quartz, Onyx. Not actual marbles, made from a sphere machine. Many marble collectors ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to M********9 for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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Stone Marbles (spheres) (6)  (125426)1662 - Stone Marbles (spheres) (6) (125426)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
(6) Stone marbles (spheres). Source material includes - Tiger Eye, Rose Quartz, Feldspar, Jadeite. Not actual marbles, produced by a sphere machine. M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to M********9 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Sulphide - 1 On Disk  (125365)1663 - Sulphide - 1 On Disk (125365)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15/16" Sulphide with the number 1 stamped on the obverse of the disk, with pellets around the outer circumference. The reverse is blank. Figure...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,400.00
 
 
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Sulphide Marble - Boy Praying  (125392)1664 - Sulphide Marble - Boy Praying (125392)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sulphide - 1 7/8". Boy kneeling and praying. good detail to figure. Marble has been polished and only one tiny nick remains. Good eye appeal t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to d*******f for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Sulphide Marble  Sculpture- Standing bear  (125393)1665 - Sulphide Marble Sculpture- Standing bear (125393)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 3/8" Standing bear with cross paws. Good clean figure. Surface is original and very near mint. Excellent sulphide. Date: Country (if not ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold to i********y for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Sulphide marble - Standing bear  (125401)1666 - Sulphide marble - Standing bear (125401)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Standing bear - 2". Figure good detail, has bubble on lower part of figure front and back. Surface is original with a few scratches and hazines...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Sulphide Marbles - 7  (125391)1667 - Sulphide Marbles - 7 (125391)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. cow - 1 3/8". Bubble on one side of figure. Surface original, several tiny nick giving a hazy appearance to marble. 2. bear - 1 1/2" Fi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 360.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Sulphides Marbles - Running Rabbit, Standing Lion  (125394)1668 - Sulphides Marbles - Running Rabbit, Standing Lion (125394)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. Running rabbit - 2 3/8". Figure has good detail. Surface is original and has two small chips and has light scratch throughout. 2. Standing ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Whist Marker Group, 19th Century (3)  (125018)1669 - Whist Marker Group, 19th Century (3) (125018)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice small collection of three very different Whist markers from the nineteenth century. Ebony/ivory piece, a Goodall & Son London piece, and an...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Early Gaming Chips  (120265)1670 - Early Gaming Chips (120265)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
T.R. King & Co. Crown Non-Duplicate Chips with original box, with the company's address on it - 1035 So. Olive, Los Angeles. Heavy duty chip...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Official U.S. Casino Chip Price Guide  (124007)1671 - Official U.S. Casino Chip Price Guide (124007)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Special edition of the 1999, hardcover Official U.S. Casino Chip Price Guide, 1999 by James Campiglia & Steve Wells. Published by American Chip ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to k**********y for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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Abalone Shell Gaming Markers (9)  (124063)1672 - Abalone Shell Gaming Markers (9) (124063)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine rectangular and oval abalone shell gaming markers with designs and pagodas engraved. Most about an inch long. Date: Country (if not USA
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Playing Cards, Vintage Souvenirs, 2 Decks  (124121)1673 - Playing Cards, Vintage Souvenirs, 2 Decks (124121)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two beautiful decks of playing cards: 1) The Hawaiin Souvenir Playing Cards by Wall, Nicholas Company of Honolulu, featuring vintage photos from Hawai
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to y******e for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Casino Chip Collection  (124151)1674 - Casino Chip Collection (124151)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven pieces: 1) Casino De Monte Carlo 100 Francs in plush blue velvet case, mounted on necklace. 2) McCarron International Airport 50th Annive
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to D****u for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Gambling Reference Books (5)  (125223)1675 - Gambling Reference Books (5) (125223)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
includes Great Betting systems by dash; Casino Holiday by noir; Casino management friendman; scarns guide to casino gambking; wood chips to game chips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ivory Gaming Chips - Very Early  (122779)1676 - Ivory Gaming Chips - Very Early (122779)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are unique and very rare American Style gaming chips. These are believed to be the earliest versions made here. There are white, green and red.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to y******e for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Official Gaming Coins of the World's Great Casinos (25 Coins)  (124010)1677 - Official Gaming Coins of the World's Great Casinos (25 Coins) (124010)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Franklin Mint issued set of 25 sterling silver proof gaming tokens from the worlds greatest casinos. The green case indicates the set was minted in 19
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to d*******f for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Nevada Club 25 Cent Classic Indian Head Jennings Slot Machine  (125246)1678 - Nevada Club 25 Cent Classic Indian Head Jennings Slot Machine (125246)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic 1960s 25 cent slot machine from the famous Nevada Club Casino. Four vertical columns of rear-lit red plastic, with protruding nickel display c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to k**********y for (2,100.00 + 462.00) x 1 = 2,562.00
 
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Ballys Three Reel  5 cent Slot Machine  (125247)1679 - Ballys Three Reel 5 cent Slot Machine (125247)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
SN 742A-287/ 13521. internal SN C10468. For Sale by Owner. circa 1970s. DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU HAVE FULLY CHECKED THE LAWS OF YOUR STATE REGARDING T
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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