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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Salt Lake Terminal Co. stock  (82705)5740 - Salt Lake Terminal Co. stock (82705)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
incorporated 1913 State of Utah. The Salt Lake Terminal Company was a joint company owned by Bamberger Railroad and Salt Lake & Utah Railroad, ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Scabby and Exposed Sheep  (99504)5741 - Scabby and Exposed Sheep (99504)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two signs that would be found in the animal pens at a railroad station. "Dipped Scabby Sheep" and "Exposed Sheep for Slaughter."...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to g****v for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Second & Third Street Passenger Railway Company Stock Certificates  (81065)5742 - Second & Third Street Passenger Railway Company Stock Certificates (81065)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
26 total certificates. 3 have revenue stamps, all in good condition, some toning and water marks on all; vignette of a street car being pulled by two
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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South Dakota, Calif. and Mexico  (101240)5743 - South Dakota, Calif. and Mexico (101240)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three certificates: I/U ,Mexico Northwestern Railway Co., for 10 shares common stock @ $100 par, issued Jan 11, 1911, signed F.S. Larson President, br
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to N*******r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Southern Indiana Railway Company Stock Certificates  (81066)5744 - Southern Indiana Railway Company Stock Certificates (81066)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 total certificates. Two different types. Four has orange trim and the other two are green trim with black backgrounds, both certificates are i/c.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Southern Pacific Metal Stool  (91318)5745 - Southern Pacific Metal Stool (91318)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Metal step stool. S. P. Co. on front side. 10x17x12". Has signs of use Date: City/County: State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Southern Railway Company Bond Certificates  (81060)5746 - Southern Railway Company Bond Certificates (81060)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
34 total certificates. Three different colored bonds; green ($5,000), brown ($1000) and purple ($10,000); all signed/issued and canceled via hole pun
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to N*******r for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Southern Utah Railroad Co stock (2)  (81752)5747 - Southern Utah Railroad Co stock (2) (81752)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
incorporated State of Utah. Certificate #7 for one share of capital stock @ $100 per share issued to A.A. Sweet 17 Oct, 1907 signed by A.A. Sweet Pre
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to N*******r for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Swan Creek Railway Company Stock Certificates  (81068)5748 - Swan Creek Railway Company Stock Certificates (81068)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 total certificates. Both are i/c by the president and secretary via hole punch; all in very good condition; vignette of a Bald Eagle with an boat t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Co.  (101310)5749 - Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Co. (101310)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
two bonds of The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Co.. #M26211, I/C, $1000 5% 31 year General Mortgage Sinking Fund Gold bearer bond due 195
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to s*******1 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Hutchinson and Southern Railway Co.  (103222)5750 - Hutchinson and Southern Railway Co. (103222)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#53, Issued/canceled, 161 shares common stock @ $100 issued to L.E. Walker June 27, 1898. signature illegible. GREEN, embossed seal. Vignette top
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d****p for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Maine Central Railroad Co.   (102403)5751 - Maine Central Railroad Co. (102403)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three bonds. ROSE 4%, BROWN 5%, Green 7%, , . All : unissued/uncanceled (U/U), Registered Bearer Bond. 1872 due 1912, vignettes: bottom allegorical
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Rail Road Co  (101362)5752 - Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Rail Road Co (101362)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six unissued, some cancelled. Four U/U $100 par: ORANGE (18__) common stock, RED (188_) preferred stock, BROWN (18__) common stock, GREEN (188_) Pref
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*****s for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Metropolitan Cross-Town Railway Co. bond  (101376)5753 - Metropolitan Cross-Town Railway Co. bond (101376)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#165 of 600 issued. I/U, $500 5% City, County and State of New York bearer bond issued Nov 1, 1890 due 1901, signed A.B. Stone president, GREEN, em
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to N*******r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Mobile and Girard Rail Road Co.  (101344)5754 - Mobile and Girard Rail Road Co. (101344)
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I/C, #82 $500 8% First Mortgage 10 year bearer bond due 1876. Issued July 1. 1866 signed W.H. Mitchell President, BLACK, vignette 4-4-0 train passi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to r***6 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Morris County Traction Co  (101261)5755 - Morris County Traction Co (101261)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#813, I/U, $1000 5%, 30 yr due 1935 bearer bond issued June 15, 1905, signed Robert D. Foote President, GOLD, embossed seal, vignette electric str
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Co  (101302)5756 - Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Co (101302)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#593 of 750 authorized, I/U, $1000 10% 30 year First Mortgage gold bearer bond due 1894. Issued Mar 14, 1864 signed Chas. E. McLane President, BLACK
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to b********t for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Co.  (102441)5757 - Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Co. (102441)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Arizona Territory incorporation. #501 of 775 authorized, $1000 6% 30 yr Second Mortgage Income bond due 1916. Issued Jan. 1, 1886. signed T.S.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to s*******1 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Sioux City and Pembina Railway Co  (101303)5758 - Sioux City and Pembina Railway Co (101303)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporated in Iowa Sept 1872 and Dakota Territory Jan 1876 to construct from Sioux City northward to Pembina or to a point in Red River Valley. 3
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********n.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Tucson Rapid Transit Co.  (101316)5759 - Tucson Rapid Transit Co. (101316)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#234 of 370 authorized. U/U. $1000 6% 22 year First Mortgage Sinking Fund gold bearer bond due 1928. Dated March 15, 1906, GREEN, vignette of elec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 125.00
Sold to f***2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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