Spring Americana Auction -- May 2019

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2019 Sale!

This sale spans 5 days with 4,000 lots in nearly 20 collecting categories.

HIGHLIGHTS

*KEN PRAG STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION: This sale continues our sale of the Ken Prag American Stock Certificate Collection that we started offering back in 2014. This sale includes more great Western mining and railroad rarities including Alaska, Colorado, Nevada Territory, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Montana; early automobile and aviation; and non-mining or railroad pieces (such as hotels, banks, clubs, etc).

*COLORADO TERRITORY COLLECTION: We have received what we believe to be the finest Colorado Territory stock certificate collection in existence. Over 40 pieces are from the 1860s period! This private collection nicely compliments the Ken Prag Collection and also contains fabulous Colorado railroad rarities. For many of these pieces, we could find no record of them ever being offered at auction!

*ANTIQUE MARBLES: Nearly 200 lots with single rarities and larger groups of turn-of-the-century or before marbles, including figural sulphides, hand-painted clay marbles, colorful swirls, and more!

*NUMISMATICS: US & foreign gold coins & ephemera including a fabulous 19th-century silver coin belt plus two gigantic bullion scales from the Philadelphia Mint.

*TOKENS: Continuing the fabulous offering in our March token auction, this section features US & foreign brothel tokens.

*SPORTS: Three different baseball collections including rare autographs, cards, and other sports ephemera.

*POSTCARDS: Tens of thousands of postcards are featured in this auction from two key collections: the Native American Postcard Collection and the Salvatore Falcone Postcard Collection. Many real photo rarities plus larger groups, c.1906-1960s.

*GENERAL AMERICANA: Rare books, firefighting ephemera, World Fair & expositions, a Hawaii Collection (Ken Prag), rare Nevada ephemera from a prominent collection, and much more!

*WELLS FARGO & POSTAL HISTORY: Rare exchanges and checks, enameled signs, plus a fabulous Nevada Wells Fargo cover collection including great full cover advertising rarities such as Ophir and Star City!

MINING: Ephemera (maps, photos, books) and rare mining stocks from the Ken Prag Collection and the Colorado Territory Collection, plus a Minerals & Ore section that features an old high-grade collection out of the Tonopah area. Also a very rare original Virginia City Assayer's sign.

NATIVE AMERICANA & COWBOY: In addition to the fabulous Native American postcards, this section also has jewelry, baskets, and other collectibles.

BARGAINS & DEALER SPECIALS: Our entire 5th day is dedicated to this category of both large groupings ideal for resale or lower priced entry-level collectibles, spanning nearly ever collecting category in the rest of our sale.


Full Auction Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1839)
General Americana (1000-1467)
Assorted (Books, Fire, Postal History, Expo.) (1000-1083)
Geographical Sort (1084-1467)
Numismatics (1468-1574)
Books & Checks (1468-1481)
Coins (1482-1553)
Currency, Ingots, Medals, Scales (1554-1574)
Mining Part I (1575-1839)
Mining Artifacts & Books (1575-1604)
Stocks & Ephemera: ALASKA-CALIFORNIA (1605-1839)

Day 2, Friday, May 17th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2838)
Mining Part II (2000-2838)
Stocks & Ephemera: COLORADO-WYOMING

Day 3, Saturday, May 18th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3784)
Transportation (3000-3543)
Airplane (3000-3146)
Automobile (3147-3198)
Steamer & Railroad (3199-3543)
Wells Fargo & Express (3544-3591)
Tokens (3592-3784)
US & Foreign Brothel (3592-3729)
Geographical Sort (3730-3784)

Day 4, Sunday, May 19th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4774)
Sports Collectibles (4000-4227)
Jewelry (4228-4236)
Furniture (4237-4244)
Art (4245-4299)
Native Americana (4300-4408)
Textiles (4409-4456)
Marbles (4457-4565)
Bottles (4566-4594)
Cowboy (4595-4627)
Firearms & Weaponry (4628-4652)
Entertainment (4653-4666)
Gaming (4667-4676)
Military (4678-4687)
Minerals (4688-4774)


Day 5, Monday, May 20th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5899)
Bargains & Dealer Specials (5000-5899)
General Americana feat. Postcards & Ephemera (5000-5451)
Mining (5452-5657)
Railroad (5658-5765)
Airplane & Automobile (5766-5827)
Tokens (5828-5868)
Numismatics (5869-5899)

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Alcatraz Prison Postcards  (103276)5020 - Alcatraz Prison Postcards (103276)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 12 Alacatraz postcards including several RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Alcatraz State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to b*******n for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Arrowhead/Big Bear, CA Postcards  (103353)5021 - Arrowhead/Big Bear, CA Postcards (103353)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 25 postcards including a few RPC's from this historic SoCal spot Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Arrowhead/Big Bear S...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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GE Lukins & Son's Contracts (8)  (81548)5022 - GE Lukins & Son's Contracts (8) (81548)
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8 Sales contracts from Lukin's & Sons in Auburn, CA for general store items. Date: c1903 City/County: Auburn State: California
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Stevens Druggist, Auburn, CA Billheads  (81432)5023 - Stevens Druggist, Auburn, CA Billheads (81432)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mostly full book of billheads, cover stamped From FS Stevens, Druggist, Auburn, Cal. trains and steamships vignettes on cover. 4.75 x 8.5". D...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Bakersfield, CA Postcards  (103348)5024 - Bakersfield, CA Postcards (103348)
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Approx 33 postcards from Bakersfield, CA. Chromolitho, a few RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Bakersfield State: Calif...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Bartlett Springs, CA Postcards (5)  (90722)5025 - Bartlett Springs, CA Postcards (5) (90722)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1 chromolitho, 2 sepia, 2 b/w. Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Bartlett Springs State: California
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Bay Area, CA Missions Postcards  (102659)5026 - Bay Area, CA Missions Postcards (102659)
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Approx 4O postcards from Mission Sonoma, Mission San Rafeal, Mission Solano Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Bay Area State: Calif
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to b*******e for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Bay Area, CA Postcards  (103367)5027 - Bay Area, CA Postcards (103367)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 20 postcards with a few RPC's. San Anselmo, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Vallejo, Castroville etc. Several RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collect...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley Postcards  (90772)5028 - Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley Postcards (90772)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 15 Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley postcards with a few RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Berkeley State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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UC Berkeley Football Stadium Postcards  (90761)5029 - UC Berkeley Football Stadium Postcards (90761)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 7 UC Berkeley football stadium historical view postcards with RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Berkeley State: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to 6******n for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Burney Falls, CA Postcards  (90780)5030 - Burney Falls, CA Postcards (90780)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
16 Burney Falls, CA postcards with 6 RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Burney Falls State: California
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Central California Postcards  (103365)5031 - Central California Postcards (103365)
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Approx 20 postcards from Fruitvale, Davis, Hanford, Stockton, Gilroy, CA. A few RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Centra...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Chula Vista RPC's  (102370)5032 - Chula Vista RPC's (102370)
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3 RPC's of Chula Vista, CA-Little Chapel of the Roses x2, The Meadows Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Chula Vista State: Ca...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Hermit Valley Land & Irrigating Co. Stock Print Sample  (100912)5033 - Hermit Valley Land & Irrigating Co. Stock Print Sample (100912)
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Unissued print sample. Principal place of business: Colton, California. 188-. Black border and print. Vignette of mountain lake. 4.5 x 13.5" wi...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******e for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Coronado, CA Postcards  (102369)5034 - Coronado, CA Postcards (102369)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Coronado, CA chromolitho postcards. Hotel del Coronado, Spreckles home, tent city, beach Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Coro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******e for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Death Valley, CA Postcards  (103361)5035 - Death Valley, CA Postcards (103361)
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Approx 50 Death Valley and Scotty's postcards with several RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Death Valley State: Ca...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 90.00
Sold to D*****6 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Leather Post Cards  (91321)5036 - Leather Post Cards (91321)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 leather postcards: "Rah-Rah-Rah, Dixon"; Greeting from Dixon, Cal.; Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All of these appear to be made...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to j****7 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Downieville, CA Postcards  (103359)5037 - Downieville, CA Postcards (103359)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Downieville/Sierraville, CA RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Downieville/Sierra County State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to b*******n for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Los Angeles 1854 Letter Sheet  (59426)5038 - Los Angeles 1854 Letter Sheet (59426)
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Written to JW Britton of San Francisco and asking for supplies. Stamped "Adams & Co. / Express / Los Angeles" oval. Sent a $100 Adams ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Fresno, CA Area Postcards  (103258)5039 - Fresno, CA Area Postcards (103258)
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Approx 15 Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, Piedra, CA postcards with several RPC's Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: City/County: Fresno State...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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