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)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad Depot Litho  (91514)5760 - Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad Depot Litho (91514)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pencil litho of 1912 Tonopah Depot. Signed by Jeanne Williams. Mat and frame, 16x18.5" Date: City/County: Tonopah State: Nevada
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to K********d.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Train Wreck Photos (5)  (56753)5761 - Train Wreck Photos (5) (56753)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 matted photos of train wreck with pencil writing on back reading "706-720 in washout". 1 of the matts is slightly stained. One of the ph...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Union Traction Co  (101308)5762 - Union Traction Co (101308)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#545 of 750, I/C, $1000 5% 30 year First Mortgage gold bearer bond due 1935. Issued Feb 1, 1905 signed Jus. Martin Printer, GREEN, embossed seal, vig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Utah Idaho Central Railroad Co Stock  (81731)5763 - Utah Idaho Central Railroad Co Stock (81731)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
incorporated State of Delaware January 1 1918 from the former Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway. Stock Cert #294 for 37 shares common stock , issue...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s********K for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Western Maryland Railroad Company Bond Certificates  (81061)5764 - Western Maryland Railroad Company Bond Certificates (81061)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 total bond certificates. All have a revenue stamp in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner; all are signed, i/c via hole punch.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Youngstown and Suburban Railway Company Stock Certificates  (81063)5765 - Youngstown and Suburban Railway Company Stock Certificates (81063)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 total certificates. Two different colors, representing a 'preferred' stock certificate (blue trim) and a 'common' stock certific...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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"Colon"- Compania Transaerea Espanola  (101470)5766 - "Colon"- Compania Transaerea Espanola (101470)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Uncancelled Stock issued in Madrid. Super vignette of a dirigible. Large blue and orange stock with coupons 9 through 16. Number 13,523. One vertical
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Aero Flying Club Stock Certificates  (102551)5767 - Aero Flying Club Stock Certificates (102551)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Mutual Flyers Club of Nebraska, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska. No. 106, issued for one share to Murel M. Burkholder on Nov. 30th, 1929
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Air Chaparral Stock  (102306)5768 - Air Chaparral Stock (102306)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# SFS 2426 for Air Chaparral and its striking red, dark blue, light blue, light red, and white cert. 900 shares issued in 1982 to William Borah. auto
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to q********h for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Air Vermont Stock Certificate  (103414)5769 - Air Vermont Stock Certificate (103414)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
North Atlantic Airlines. Inc. in Delaware, 1983. No. NA1327, issued for 100 shares to The English Assoc. of American Bond and Shareholders Ltd. Printe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Aircraft and Airways Stock Collection  (102283)5770 - Aircraft and Airways Stock Collection (102283)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. 1) Barkley-Grow Aircraft. # 352, 1938 Vignette with 3 airplanes and a dirigible. Signed by secretary Grow! 2) British American Aircraft L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to N*******r for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Arrow Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate  (103419)5771 - Arrow Aircraft Corporation Stock Certificate (103419)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 3911, issued for 25 shares to B.S. Lichtenstein on Dec. 7th, 1939. Signed by the vice-president and secretary. Not cancelled. Black border and pri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Commuter Airlines Stock  (102291)5772 - Commuter Airlines Stock (102291)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 29470 for 18 shares to Bettye E Miller. For Commuter Airlines, Midwest's third Level Airline. Black on blue safety paper with nice blue border...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Cosmic Aircraft Corporation Stock  (102294)5773 - Cosmic Aircraft Corporation Stock (102294)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 4 for 140 shares to Edward Conklin. 1929, Re-organized in 1929. The entire interior is typed! Signed by Conklin as president and treasurer George Ch
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Detroit Aircraft Engine Corp. Stock Certificate to Eddie Rickenbacker  (103404)5774 - Detroit Aircraft Engine Corp. Stock Certificate to Eddie Rickenbacker (103404)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Michigan. No. 65, issued for 1,000 shares to WWI fighter pilot hero Edward V. Rickenbacker on August 29th, 1927. Signed by president J. Black
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********h for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Doman Helicopters, Inc. Stock Certificate  (102623)5775 - Doman Helicopters, Inc. Stock Certificate (102623)
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Inc. in Delaware. No. C1650, issued for 20 shares to Frank Dusek on April 1st, 1960. Printed signatures of the president (Glidden Doman) and secretary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to a********o for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Franklin Aeronautical Corporation Stock Certificate  (102634)5776 - Franklin Aeronautical Corporation Stock Certificate (102634)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock number 2! Inc. in Nevada. Issued for 100 shares to GK Morrison on June 18th, 1932. Signed by president GE Franklin and secretary Frank Cochran.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Futura Airlines Stock Certificate  (102630)5777 - Futura Airlines Stock Certificate (102630)
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Inc. in California, 1961. No. 516, issued for 100 shares to Floyd & Jean Hussin on July 2nd, 1962. Signed by president Michael Kilfoyle and secr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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General Aviation Corporation Stock  (102281)5778 - General Aviation Corporation Stock (102281)
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# C1960 for 25 shares to Dorothy H Poor. Bright yellow. Dateline October 27, 1930. Not cancelled. Wrinkles, dog ears, pencil notes. Its claim to fame
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s******n for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Grumman Corporation Specimen Stock Certificates  (102552)5779 - Grumman Corporation Specimen Stock Certificates (102552)
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Lot of two different specimen stock certificates. Maroon or green border, allegorical vignette. Inc. in New York. Both signed, punch cancelled, and st
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********n.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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