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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California Fire Department Badges (Lot of 4)  (125304)2000 - California Fire Department Badges (Lot of 4) (125304)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Hillsborough, No. 9 2) Burlingame, Inspector, engraved on reverse: "Mrs. Henry Thorsen, April 21st, 1931 3) Healdsburg, Hoseman 4) Burlinga...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*******s for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
Worcester Fire Dept. Photos (11)  (125557)2001 - Worcester Fire Dept. Photos (11) (125557)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Veteran's Assn. group photo (8 each) 7.5" x 10"; Matted photos of firehouses, personnel, horses and recreation 3.5" x 4.5";...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) = 375.00
Portland Fire Department Illustrated Souvenir Book  (125305)2002 - Portland Fire Department Illustrated Souvenir Book (125305)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hard cover. Souvenir Book Published in the Interests of the Firemen's Relief Fund. Individual photographs of all city officials, principal build...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to y******e for (190.00 + 47.50) = 237.50
Philadelphia Fire Insurance Co. Patrol Badges (Lot of 2)  (125302)2003 - Philadelphia Fire Insurance Co. Patrol Badges (Lot of 2) (125302)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) PHILADA. / FIRE INSURANCE / PATROL / 346 -- measures 2.5" x 3". Stamped "L.F. Walton & Co. / 12 S. 4th ST. / PHILA. 6 PA&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to d*******f for (1,100.00 + 275.00) = 1,375.00
Annual Entertainment Programs for Uniformed Firemen's Assn.   (125324)2004 - Annual Entertainment Programs for Uniformed Firemen's Assn. (125324)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Uniformed Firemen's Assn. of Greater New York Annual Entertainment & Reception Dinner (4) Held at Madison Square Garden.Programs for January...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
Badges from the Chicago Fire Deparment (2)  (125313)2005 - Badges from the Chicago Fire Deparment (2) (125313)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Retired 3rd Battalion Chief - Presented to John H Zacher - Entered February 6, 1915 - Retired on April 1, 1949; 2) Fire Line Pass - No. 673 Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to r******2 for (650.00 + 162.50) = 812.50
Badges from the Fire Dept.  City of San Francisco (3)  (125314)2006 - Badges from the Fire Dept. City of San Francisco (3) (125314)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Fireman Badge No. 1567; 2" diameter 2) EE - 2.25" diameter; 3) Fire Line Pass 2280, 1933, 2.25" w. Date: circa 1933 Country (i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n*******c for (900.00 + 225.00) = 1,125.00
Barnicoat Fire Assn. of Boston Ribbon Collection (15)  (125317)2007 - Barnicoat Fire Assn. of Boston Ribbon Collection (15) (125317)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection was used for their various fire-related social activities in the New England Region of the U.S. This collection is in 2 display cases.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to v****b for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
Billheads & Letterheads From Fire Hydrant & Valve Manufacturers  (125563)2008 - Billheads & Letterheads From Fire Hydrant & Valve Manufacturers (125563)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Billheads & Letterheads: 1) The Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co.; 2) Ludlow Valve Mfg. Co.; 3)Chapman Valve Mfg. Co..; 4) The Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co le...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
Cabinet Portraits of Fireman (3)  (125637)2009 - Cabinet Portraits of Fireman (3) (125637)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From Whiddit in Newburgh, NY (2) and from Phillips in Saugerties, N.Y. (1) Date: circa 1800's Country (if not USA): State: City: Prove...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00