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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Waiter's & Dairy Lunch Mens Union  (102802)5860 - Waiter's & Dairy Lunch Mens Union (102802)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three ID tokens, #0911, #0756, #0205 all from Local 30 Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Armour Hotel/C. T. Connelly Tokens  (101693)5861 - Armour Hotel/C. T. Connelly Tokens (101693)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) Armour Hotel / South / San Francisco // Good For / 5c / In Trade; Br., rd., 21 mm. 2) C. T. Connelly / 257 / Grand Ave. // Good For / 5
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to D*****6 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Tho's Cunningham Sheriff  (102805)5862 - Tho's Cunningham Sheriff (102805)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Compliments of the Sherriff's Office, San Joaquin Co. Pictorial piece in good condition Date: 1891 City/County: Stockton State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to p******y for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Tokens / 32 Items  (102113)5863 - Tokens / 32 Items (102113)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item #1 n # 2 of 32: Brass Hog Licenses 1932 from Michigan. Item # 3 of 32: OVB ( Our Very Best ). Tools, cutler n More ( Fancy Medallion). Item # 4 o
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Nugget Cigar Store Cardboard Tokens  (38619)5864 - Nugget Cigar Store Cardboard Tokens (38619)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 tokens: Nugget Cigar Store / GF 12 1/2 c IT / Shirley Mendenhall. Yellow cardboard. Date: City/County: Weiser State: Idaho
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Start Price : 12.50 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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World's Fair  (102801)5865 - World's Fair (102801)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase. HK314. Great condition. Date: 1903-4 City/County: St. Louis State: Missouri
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to M******n for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Pioneer & Old Settlers Association  (102838)5866 - Pioneer & Old Settlers Association (102838)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fob depicting 27th Annual reunion of Pioneer & Old Settlers Association of Dakota County, Nebr. Date: 1908 City/County: Dakota City State: ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m******0 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Hack Driver Badge  (102822)5867 - Hack Driver Badge (102822)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Public Hack Driver Badge # 47284 Expires March 31, 1941 Date: 1941 City/County: New Yorl State: New York
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western Token Group  (103170)5868 - Western Token Group (103170)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five: R. J. Coe, GF 5c drink, Vallejo; B. M. Cushman, Brownsville, Ore.; Idle Hour Billiard Hall, Tucson, Ariz.; two mavericks. Date: City
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r****2 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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1835 Mobile Alabama First of Exchange  (56059)5869 - 1835 Mobile Alabama First of Exchange (56059)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very faint writing on this very early document. Signed by Toul--- Hager. Ship vignette. Signed on Back by John Byrnes. Witnessed by J Byrnes and PT By
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Pocket Mirror and Hospital Medal  (101227)5870 - Pocket Mirror and Hospital Medal (101227)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photograph of Long Beach on a 2 1/2 inch pocket mirror; Long Beach Hospital, 35 mm brass medallion for contributing members. Date: City/County:
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to m******0 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Bank of California Duplicate of Exchange to be Paid at the New York Office, 1877  (59125)5871 - Bank of California Duplicate of Exchange to be Paid at the New York Office, 1877 (59125)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 20816. Dateline San Francisco June 1st, 1877. At sight, pay Mary Rolph $25 in U.S. Gold Coin at the Agency of the Bank of California at 12 Pine St
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****M for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Donohoe, Kelly & Co. Second of Exchange, San Francisco, 1872  (59149)5872 - Donohoe, Kelly & Co. Second of Exchange, San Francisco, 1872 (59149)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banking House of Donohoe, Kelly & Co. Dateline San Francisco, Oct. 24th, 1872. No. 1216. At sight pay E.H. Due 64 pounds sterling and charge the...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****M for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Numismatic Medals  (101683)5873 - Numismatic Medals (101683)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) 1936, 250th Meeting of the Pacific Coast Numismatic Society; Honored guest, Farran Zerbe; 34 mm. 2) 1975 60th Anniversary of the Pala
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
 
 
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The Nevada Bank of San Francisco, 2nd & 3rd of Exchanges, 1878 & 1889  (59119)5874 - The Nevada Bank of San Francisco, 2nd & 3rd of Exchanges, 1878 & 1889 (59119)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) Rare Third of Exchange. Issued January 8th, 1878. No. 000062. Pay 60 days after sight to Ed. Santos 15,450 francs. Drawn on Hottinguer
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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California Coin Banks  (102769)5875 - California Coin Banks (102769)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Calif. coin banks,& 1 paperweight. Coin banks range from approx. 5.5" length x 4.5" tall. Metal & copper, one of them has wagon ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to R**********0 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Georgia Coin History Books   (88513)5876 - Georgia Coin History Books (88513)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24 books, authored by Fred N. Holabird & Al Adams; The Neighborhood Mine, by Sylvia Gailey Head & Elizabeth W. Etheridge "Dahlon...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Iron Bank from Mexico  (103318)5877 - Iron Bank from Mexico (103318)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banko Americano, Ciuidad de Mexico. 2 x 4 x 6". coin slot in side. Manufactured by International Money Box Co., 920 Braodway, New York City. P...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to l*******r for (35.00 + 7.18) x 1 = 42.18
 
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3 Montana Revenue checks  (100409)5878 - 3 Montana Revenue checks (100409)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 nice Revenue Montana revenue checks from First National Bank of Helena (2 checks) and S.T. Hauser & Co. Bankers, (1 check). 1) S.T. Hauser &...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Checks and Receipts 1905-1963 Butte, Montana  (50347)5879 - Checks and Receipts 1905-1963 Butte, Montana (50347)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 The First National Bank of Butte loan receipts c. 1920 with stamps. Approx 25 bank checks from various banks in Montana and ND c. 1905-1963. Dat
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 300.00
 
 
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