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)
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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Large Brass Tray, Peacock Motif  (108660)1400 - Large Brass Tray, Peacock Motif (108660)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large brass tray decorated with detailed, hand-engraved design featuring a fully spread peacock at the center. Around this are entwined chains of red
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Marble Brass & Marble Accent Table  (122761)1401 - Marble Brass & Marble Accent Table (122761)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a nice brass and marble accent table, measuring 28" in height with a round table top that is 9" across. this one is ready for tha...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***7 for (40.00 + 8.80) = 48.80
Metal and Ceramic Betassled Deco Item  (125185)1402 - Metal and Ceramic Betassled Deco Item (125185)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Metal base with dark brown patina, antiqued ivory-colored ceramic middle, and more of the patinated metalwork on top with a tassel-like ornament hangi
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Oak Roll Top Desk  (119975)1403 - Oak Roll Top Desk (119975)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An oak roll top desk with eight draws and several mail and letter compartments. It is dark stained has some nicks and easily repairable scratches. A p
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Oval Hall Table  (120636)1404 - Oval Hall Table (120636)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This a classic oval hall table. Measures 27"x 28"x 19". There is a design om top as well as some glass ring marks. Table is in sturdy...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Refractor Telescope, Brass Finish, with Tripod  (125198)1405 - Refractor Telescope, Brass Finish, with Tripod (125198)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass-finish telescope sold by Sears, refracting type with approx 30-inch focal length, with accessories including at least three eyepieces, an image
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to C*****r for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
Regulator Standing Wall Clock  (125217)1406 - Regulator Standing Wall Clock (125217)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Manufacturer unknown. Ornate pattern wood case, all original. In good shape. Unknown if working. 44.5" tall 21" in diameter at the top. 7&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Royal Jackson Fine China  (122752)1407 - Royal Jackson Fine China (122752)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a set of Royal Jackson service for eight fine china. This is the "Springtime Pattern. There doesn't appear to be any missing pieces...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
Sideboard With Mirrored Backsplash  (121074)1408 - Sideboard With Mirrored Backsplash (121074)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sideboard with four drawers. Two for flatware, two for linens. There is also a double door cabinet for dishes. Piece is 46" wide, 22" deep...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray  (106385)1409 - Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray (106385)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Matching quadruple silver plate by Wilcox plating coffee urn with 2 elk side mounts and engraved elk on front, 21" tall. Also matching engrave ...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00