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

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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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Washoe Baby Basket For a Doll  (124489)1140 - Washoe Baby Basket For a Doll (124489)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8" x 8" x 18" Girl's basket. Uses old clothing "Grandma's Dress" around hood. Special Assist Thank You to Norm...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Washoe Gap-Stitch Polychrome Basket  (124486)1141 - Washoe Gap-Stitch Polychrome Basket (124486)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Willow foundation, sun burnt willow patterns accompanied by numerous pictorial and figural patterns made with Rit dye. About 12" diameter over...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Washoe Girls Baby Basket  (124488)1142 - Washoe Girls Baby Basket (124488)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 36" long x 15" wide x 15" tall. Carefully constructed girls baby basket with cowhide lacing. Old clothing used along the edge o...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to a*******7 for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Washoe Lidded Polychrome Basket  (124480)1143 - Washoe Lidded Polychrome Basket (124480)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8.75" diameter 4.5" tall. Some missing stitches on the lid along the edge. Polychrome; red bud, bracken fern with willow foundation. No Ri...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (375.00 + 93.75) = 468.75
 
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Washoe Pine Nut Winnowing Basket  (124482)1144 - Washoe Pine Nut Winnowing Basket (124482)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 13" x 18", about 4" deep. This classic pine nut winnowing basket has been used and has some damage as might be expected. It...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********s.. for (75.00 + 16.50) = 91.50
 
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Washoe Polycrome Seed Gathering Basket  (124484)1145 - Washoe Polycrome Seed Gathering Basket (124484)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11.5" tall, 10.5" diameter. Traditional 3-Band design. Polychrome, Rit-dyed material with bracken fern on willow foundation. Two breaks in...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to c********s.. for (325.00 + 71.50) = 396.50
 
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Beaded Mocassins from the Pacific Northwest  (124245)1146 - Beaded Mocassins from the Pacific Northwest (124245)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Medium sized fur trimmed beaded mukluks, with a beautiful thunderbird with a turquoise heart on each shoe. 10 inches long, worn but good condition.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Native American Cuff Bracelets  (121180)1147 - Native American Cuff Bracelets (121180)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two are twisted wire, three are stamped. Very good condition. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Arizona City: Navajo Provenance:
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Navajo Earrings--3 Pair  (121189)1148 - Navajo Earrings--3 Pair (121189)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One pair long silver squash blossom, 2"; one pair short squash blossom.75"; one pair silverwith turquoise and coral nuggets. All in very g...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Navajo Silver Necklaces  (121186)1149 - Navajo Silver Necklaces (121186)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20" silver graduated bead necklace, 16" stamped silver bead necklace, graduated in size, and 26" silver tub with round beads necklac...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
 
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Rare Vintage Turquoise and Silver Necklaces  (121101)1150 - Rare Vintage Turquoise and Silver Necklaces (121101)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
RARE Vintage, Traditional Navajo turquoise nugget and silver beads with turquoise heishi bead Jacla. 40" long, needs a bit of repair, gorgeous...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Six Navajo Stamped Cuffs  (121116)1151 - Six Navajo Stamped Cuffs (121116)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five of the cuffs are stamped, One is stamped and hammer embossed with eagle and swastika designs. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Arizona Ci
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Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
Sold to d*******f for (800.00 + 200.00) = 1,000.00
 
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Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Cluster Cuff Bracelet  (120988)1152 - Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Cluster Cuff Bracelet (120988)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy sterling bracelet set with turquoise and coral. Silver beading throughout. Inside measurement--5.5". Beautiful piece. Date: Country (...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Five Pairs Native American Earrings  (124845)1153 - Five Pairs Native American Earrings (124845)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pair clip Native American: Cream colored oval onyx stones set in silver, marked MVV. 1.5 x 1 ; Zuni sun face turquoise
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Jonathan Nez Cuff  (124849)1154 - Jonathan Nez Cuff (124849)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Jonathan Nez, Navajo. Gorgeous heavy sterling silver cuff. This sterling silver and 14k gold cuff is decorated with signature Nez, heavy stamp
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Kokopeli Pendant by WA  (124869)1155 - Kokopeli Pendant by WA (124869)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sterling silver with 14K gold teardrop shaped pendant. Hallmarked WA. Kokopelli in gold, is inside shadowbox, mountain scene. Silver frame is stamped.
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Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Mark Yazzie Cuff Bracelet  (124851)1156 - Mark Yazzie Cuff Bracelet (124851)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fabulous women's Navajo Bracelet--sterling silver and 12K gold filled Mark Yazzie cuff. Six different Kokopeli dance in gold. c.80's. Inside...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to d*******f for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Six Native American Rings  (124843)1157 - Six Native American Rings (124843)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Native American inlay of coral, amber, and oyster shell size 7.5. 2) Nevada turquoise stone set in silver size 8 . 3) Mixed stone
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Vintage Navajo Bracelets (4)  (124853)1158 - Vintage Navajo Bracelets (4) (124853)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Set with turquoise stone, silver leaf with beading, 2) Silver with six oval moonstones set in silver. 3) Stamped silver with turquoise stone. 4) Ch
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to d*******f for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Hopi Eagle Head Belt Buckle  (125179)1159 - Hopi Eagle Head Belt Buckle (125179)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a vintage Hopi belt buckle with an eagle head design and measuring about 2 tall by 3 wide and will fit a 1
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*****4 for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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