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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Placer Motor Sales Corporation Stock Certificates  (103473)5820 - Placer Motor Sales Corporation Stock Certificates (103473)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9: one issued in 1924 and 8 unissued. All have a brown border, black print. 8.5 x 11" This was a Ford dealer in Auburn, CA, according to...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Tire & Rubber Companies Stock Certificates  (103452)5821 - Tire & Rubber Companies Stock Certificates (103452)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7 different. Included: Wicks Tire & Rubber Products Co. (1919, George Washington vignette); Lambert Tire & Rubber Co. (1926); Perfect...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Tire Stocks Collection  (91666)5822 - Tire Stocks Collection (91666)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 23. Iowa Cor, Keystone Tire and Rubber, Kelly-Springfield, Keaton(Signed by George & RH Keaton), Jones Tire, Johnstone Tire and Rubber, I...
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Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to s********K for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Tractors, Busses and Autobusses  (91981)5823 - Tractors, Busses and Autobusses (91981)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nineteen. Earliest are Comet Transportation, red on tan safety paper, # 20, 1911 and Boynton Auto Express black on black safety paper, gold sta
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j****m for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Truck Stock Certificates  (91983)5824 - Truck Stock Certificates (91983)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. Three specimen Brockway Motor Truck Company. One clearly stamped as such. Other two unissued. Purple, blue and green. A very nice set. Al
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Two Early Garage Stocks  (91642)5825 - Two Early Garage Stocks (91642)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Auditorium Garage Company. Hand written 'SAMPLE.' Number 1! Incorporated in Minnesota. Brown and black on white with town vignette. Portl...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (5.00 + 1.25) x 1 = 6.25
 
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Two Raceway Stock Certificates  (91643)5826 - Two Raceway Stock Certificates (91643)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Audubon Park Raceway, INc. # 5070 for 47 shares to James Paul. Auto signed by Woodruff J Arbuckle and president Francis G Stader. Pink on white. Ex
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Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Two Specimen Ford Motor Company Stock Certificates  (91985)5827 - Two Specimen Ford Motor Company Stock Certificates (91985)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Specimen for common stock. One green (less than 100 shares) and one pinkish red (100 shares). Both with Henry Ford vignette in front of early car. Bot
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Six Slabbed Arizona Tokens  (102309)5828 - Six Slabbed Arizona Tokens (102309)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Bylas Trading Enterprise / GF $5.00 IT / Bylas, Arizona //$5.00 in Trade. MS 62. 2) Shamrock Dairy / Phone 2542 // One Quart / Homogenized Milk. MS
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Pay Ore Saloon  (102820)5829 - Pay Ore Saloon (102820)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
GF 5c IT token from Gold Rush townthat is now a State Park. Date: City/County: Columbia State: California
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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