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Oil on canvas depiction of California Gold Rush miners by Kerne Erickson, signed lower left and housed in a 34 inch by 46 inch deep gold frame (est.  $2,000-$4,000).

Holabird's Oct. 18-22 Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction in Reno is packed with over 3,300 diverse lots

Released: October 04, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Serious collectors need to clear their calendars for the days spanning October 18th through 22nd for Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction, a five-day colossus bursting with over 3,300 lots in many collecting categories. The auction will be conducted online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all five days will be 8 am Pacific time. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated by iCollector.com, Invaluable.com and eBay Live. “This sale marks the s...


Five-ounce Chinese 'Beloved Unicorn' gold coin, one of only 99 minted and in proof condition ($32,535).

Five-ounce Chinese 'Beloved Unicorn' gold coin brings $32,535 at Holabird's June 22-26 auction

Released: July 17, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Who says there’s no such things as unicorns? A five-ounce Chinese ‘Beloved Unicorn’ gold coin sold for $32,535 to take top lot honors at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day June Treasures from Pacific Shores auction held June 22-26 in Reno. The runner-up lot was an astounding ore specimen collection from Nevada’s mining past ($15,625).   The auction was loaded with nearly 3,600 lots covering many categories, including numismatics, mining, minerals, general Americana, railroad, tokens, antique bottles, gaming, firearms and weaponry, Wells Fargo and Express coll...


The world-famous 1804 Draped Bust Dollar -- known as the "King of American Coins" -- is one of the hobby's most important rarities and is highly coveted by collectors worldwide.

David Lawrence Rare Coins acquires an 1804 Draped Bust Dollar coin on behalf of a partner for $2.64 million

Released: July 09, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – David Lawrence Rare Coins has acquired one of only fifteen known examples of the world-famous 1804 Draped Bust Dollar – known as the “King of American Coins” – on behalf of a partner, Dell Loy Hansen. Mr. Hansen is a lifelong coin collector, businessman and owner of the Real Salt Lake major league soccer team in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purchase was made June 14th at a numismatic event in California. “We were ecstatic to be part of the purchase of such a legendary numismatic rarity,” said John Brush, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins. We had discussed the coin...


Extremely rare gold Hawaii statehood medal, number 20 of just 50 pieces struck in 1959, 7.05 troy ounces (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Rare coins and medals from Hawaii will be part of Holabird's June 22-26 mega-auction in Reno

Released: June 18, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ upcoming five-day auction, June 22-26 – officially titled June Treasures from Pacific Shores – is loaded with nearly 3,600 lots covering many categories, including numismatics, mining, minerals, general Americana, railroad, tokens, antique bottles, gaming, firearms and weaponry, Wells Fargo and Express collectibles and more.   “We have a treasure trove of great material, from two choice working Wurlitzer jukeboxes to large coin collections to cigar store Indians to fine Native Americana,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americ...


Lot 1295 - U.S.  1799 Draped Bust $1 Coin - NGC MS62 - $30,000 - 50,000

Outstanding Numismatics, Including Early American Rarities, in Rago's June 9 Coins + Currency Auction

Released: May 23, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, June 9 Rago Auctions will hold a sale of U.S., world and ancient coins and currency. Included within this 478 lot auction is a wealth of rare and fine coins and notes spanning a broad variety of numismatic specialties and interests, from modern U.S. to the ancient world. Highlights of the sale include Colonial currency; early American coinage; rare world notes and coins; multiple denominations of U.S. coinage designed by Chief Mint Engraver, Charles E. Barber; over 50 Morgan Silver Dollars minted from 1878 to 1904; and many fine examples of gold U.S. coinage...


Oil on canvas painting of Gaspe Peninsula in southeastern Quebec, Canada, rendered around 1960 and attributed to Eugene Klimoff (1901-1990) (est.  $1,500-$3,000).

Oil painting of Gaspe Peninsula in Canada, rendered by Eugene Klimoff around 1960, will be sold Dec. 1-3

Released: November 20, 2017

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is gearing up for a huge three-day auction event December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, one that’s packed with over 2,200 lots of railroad passes, Express collectibles, Western and postal history, mining memorabilia, rare bottles, Americana and more, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all three days will be 8 am Pacific time. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms iCollector.com, Invaluable.com, eBay Live and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted....


Multi-colored map of California and Nevada, with Virginia City insert, published by A,L.  Bancroft & Co., San Francisco ($2,783).

Rare 19th century multi-colored map of California and Nevada in near-mint condition brings $2,783 at Holabird auction

Released: May 25, 2017

RENO, Nev. – A palladium commemorative coin produced for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York – about the size of a silver dollar and known as a “so-called” dollar in collecting circles for that reason, since it can’t be used as currency – gaveled for $6,353 to take top lot honors at an auction held April 28-30 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, online and in Reno.   The coin, made from palladium (a platinum group metal), was produced by Baker & Company, Inc., a precious metals refinery in Newark, N.J. The obverse depicted Athena and said, “This Charm is Genuine Palladium...


This rare 1901-1902 Russo-Chinese $1 "Mexican Dollar" banknote sold for $10,200, making it the top lot of the auction.

Rare 1901-1902 Russo-Chinese $1 "Mexican Dollar" banknote brings $10,200 at auction

Released: January 12, 2017

FORT LEE, N.J. – A 1901-02 Russo-Chinese $1 “Mexican Dollar” banknote sold for $10,200 and a scarce and attractive Sino-Belgian Bank 1908-12 specimen changed hands for $6,000 at a two-session public auction held September 26th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s Fort Lee offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue, as well as online at www.archivesinternational.com.   Additional Chinese and worldwide banknote rarities also posted new world record prices. More than 740 lots of Chinese, Asian and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates), security printing ephemera ...


Lovely Native American floral squash blossom necklace.

California Gold Rush items, taxidermy, mining artifacts, numismatics at Holabird's huge Dec. 9-12 auction in Reno

Released: November 21, 2016

RENO, Nev. – A big four-day auction comprising about 2,500 lots in a wide range of collecting categories – to include numismatics, California Gold Rush items and mining artifacts – will be held December 9-12 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Ste. 308) in Reno. The auction is titled Americana Safari. In all, 29 collecting categories will be featured in the auction. These will include gaming, tokens, autographs, taxidermy, ivory items, firearms, militaria and related items, Western cutlery (from circa 1855 to ci...


National Bank of the Soviet Republic of China, 2 Jiao, 1932.

Chinese, U.S. and worldwide banknotes will headline Archives International's Dec. 6 and 13 auctions

Released: November 21, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J. – A discovery collection of 1930s-era Chinese Communist banknote rarities, acquired by an American collector who spent time in China in the early 1970’s when China was beginning to have a more open policy, will be part of a two-session public auction planned for December 6th and 13th by Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee. The auction will be packed with over 1,100 lots of rare and highly collectible Chinese, U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and coins. The first session, Dec. 6, will have nearly 500 l...


Beautiful and rare American Bank Note Company 1868 stock certificate rarity.

Visually arresting U.S., Chinese, worldwide banknotes will be sold at public auction, July 26th

Released: July 12, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J., U.S.A. – Over 1,100 lots of United States, Chinese and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds), security printing ephemera and the American Bank Note Commemorative’s inventory of modern numismatic and philatelic souvenir cards and production material will be sold at public auction on Tuesday, July 26th by Archives International Auctions. The auction will be held in Archives International Auctions’ offices, located in Fort Lee, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be offered on the Archiv...


A newly discovered Bramley sold for nearly $30,000 at Witherell's recent auction, Mar 2 to 16.

Newly discovered Bramley, 18th century Chinese helmet exceed estimates at Witherell's

Released: April 04, 2016

A newly discovered Frank Bramley, ARA, (1857-1915) and an 18th century Chinese military helmet exceeded expectations at Witherell's auction March 2 to 16. The Newlyn school painting—discovered by Brian Witherell, Witherell’s chief operating officer, with a collection of ornate frames at a Sacramento, Calif. home— sold for $27,501.25. It was estimated at $8/12,000. With the luminous sunset and color highlighting the faces of the family, the framed 50.25 by 37.75 inch “Daddy’s Welcome” is an excellent example of the type of paintings made famous by the Cornwall, England school. The ...


Deutsche-Asiatische Bank 1907, 5 Taels banknote.

Beautiful antique banknotes, stocks, bonds, more from around the world will be auctioned April 11-13

Released: March 18, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J., U.S.A. – Over 1,700 lots of United States, Chinese, Russian and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds) and security printing ephemera will be sold at a three-day auction, April 11-13, by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee. Start times all three days will be 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The sale is available on their website at www.ArchivesInternational.com or as a virtual catalog. Monday, April 11th, will feature U.S. & worldwide banknotes and scripophily; Tuesday, April 12th, will cont...


Items for him and her at the December 9th Fine & VIntage Jewelry Auction with Gems, Timepieces, Coins, Couture, & more.

Holiday Auctions of Fine Jewelry, Timepieces, Wine & Spirits and more at Garth's

Released: December 01, 2015

Back for a hotly demanded third year, Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers of Delaware, Ohio is offering a fun night to celebrate The Art of Style, an exclusive preview event leading up to two days of auction excitement: a session of Fine & Vintage Jewelry, Timepieces, Coins and Couture on December 9th, together with A Gentleman’s Auction featuring fine furniture and decorative arts, sporting iconography, luxury accessories, collectible bottles and objets d’art on December 10th. The December 3rd preview party will be hosted from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Garth’s historic barn in partnershi...


This Imperial Bank of China, 1898 Peking branch, Ten Taels issue high-grade banknote rarity will be sold Dec.  11 and 14, online and in Fort Lee, N.J.

Visually arresting antique Chinese banknotes will be offered at Archives International Auctions, Dec. 11 and 14

Released: December 01, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J., U.S.A. – More than 1,900 lots of United States, Chinese and Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily and security printing ephemera will be sold by Archives International Auctions in Fort Lee, N.J. on Friday, December 11th and Monday, December 14th. “We are excited to offer Part 2 of the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky collection of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, including the first portion of the Pogrebetsky Russian Banknote Reference Collection as well as many outstanding consignments that include U.S. railroad bonds, obsolete banknotes, U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, ...


British American Bank Note Company advertising sheet, circa 1860s (est.  $3,000-$6,000).

Gorgeous U.S. and worldwide banknotes will be sold at Archives International Auctions' two-session sale, Oct. 24 & 29

Released: October 08, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,200 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily, Liberty Loans, Federal bonds, Confederate bonds and banknotes and security printing ephemera will be sold at public auction on two non-consecutive days – Oct. 24th in New York City and Oct. 29th in New Jersey – by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee. Session I is slated for Saturday, Oct. 24th, at the Museum of American Finance located at 48 Wall Street in lower Manhattan. It will be held in conjunction with the Fifth Annual Wall Street Coin, Currency & Colle...


This rare, circa 1900 Chinese Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote sold for $8,430 at Archives International Auctions' May 24th auction in Hong Kong.

Rare, circa 1900 Chinese Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote brings $8,430 at Hong Kong auction

Released: June 10, 2015

HONG KONG, China – A circa 1900 Chinese, Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote sold for $8,430 at an auction held May 24th by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee, N. J. Headlining the auction were the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives (158 lots), followed by 353 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, scripophlily (stock and bond certificates) and coins. It was the fifth auction held in Hong Kong since 2013 by Archives International Auctions, which also holds regular sales in its offices located at 1580 Lemoine Ave., in Fort Lee, N.J. The Chefoo Bank note was the top...


Double gold-leaf doors from the Clift Hotel San Francisco will be part of Witherell's June 12 auction of Shaw's Antiques.

Shaw's Antiques closed; Witherell's to auction contents June 12 Grass Valley

Released: June 05, 2015

Susan Shaw, owner of Shaw’s Antiques in Nevada City, Calif., has closed the 81-year-old business and chosen Sacramento-based Witherell’s to auction the contents on Friday June 12, 2015 at the Gold Miner’s Inn, Grass Valley. More than 500 lots will be auctioned by projection at the Holiday Inn Express and online through Bidsquare.com. The auction starts at 10 a.m. and runs until all items are sold. “Although it’s been a wonderful ride, I’d like to retire and pass these beautiful things on to other homes,” said Susan Shaw, whose mother, Maudie Shaw, started the business in 1934. ...


Charcoal and pencil drawing of a young woman, drawn circa 1860s-1870s (from the R.  Laubenheimer Family Archives)

The historic family archives of German-born master engraver Rudolph Laubenheimer will be sold June 25th in New York City

Released: June 03, 2015

NEW YORK CITY – “The appearance on the market of the family archive of German-born master engraver and die sinker, Rudolph Philipp Laubenheimer (1833-1905), is an event with few precedents in American collecting history,” stated David T. Alexander, noted numismatist and numismatic scholar. “Preserved with remarkable care and fidelity for more than a century after the artist’s death by generations of his descendants, this archive which spans almost six decades reveals Laubenheimer in all aspects of his art, both in print and metallic forms.” Archives International Auctions is privileged to ...


The "Last Spike" gold watch fob came from excess gold joining the transcontinental railway in 1869.

"Last Spike" gold watch fob, Remington bronze, Watling Cupid highlight Witherell's Western Design auction

Released: April 27, 2015

Witherell’s Old West Show in Grass Valley—and the online Western Design Auction that accompanies it—will be one of the most exciting events of the Old West year. Held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the show runs Friday, May 8 and Saturday May 9, 2015. The online auction opens May 1 and closes May 15, 2015. A buyer preview during dealer set-up also is held Thursday afternoon, the day before the show officially opens. A hosted reception that evening for exhibitors and early buy-ins with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will replace the customary dinner. Local collectors also h...


Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Flowers, (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000)

Warhol at Weschler’s: Two ‘Flowers’ screenprints by Andy Warhol to be auctioned on May 8th

Released: April 25, 2015

[Washington, D.C.]—Spring has sprung at Weschler’s! On May 8th, Weschler’s will hold its Capital Collections auction featuring notable artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Tiffany Studios, Louis Majorelle, and Emile Gallé. Headlining the auction are two Andy Warhol color screenprints from his iconic series, Flowers; one in bright spring pastels of teal, pink, orange and yellow and the other in red, green, yellow and pink. Each is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000 and is signed and numbered out of an edition of 250.   Other notable American fine art includes works by Edwa...


This is one of 10 different Government of Texas and Republic of Texas obsolete banknotes in the May 7 auction.

Beautifully rendered U.S. and worldwide banknotes, plus scripophily, will be sold at auction May 7th

Released: April 17, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. – Archives International Auctions will offer more than 800 lots of rare U.S and worldwide banknotes and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) in an auction scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Folks can also bid online at www.ArchivesInternational.com. “Included in this auction will be many desirable banknotes and examples of scripophily that are rarely offered at public auction,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions of this, the firm’s 24th...


This Serial #1 Reserve Bank of Australia ND $1 banknote from 1979 will be sold at auction on Tuesday, March 10, by Archives International Auctions in Fort Lee, N.J.

Beautiful, highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes and more will be sold at auction March 10th in New Jersey

Released: February 12, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,040 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction slated for Tuesday, March 10th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Ste. 7) in Fort Lee, at 10:30 a.m. EST. People can bid online, at www.ArchivesInternational.com, “We are privileged to offer an exceptional collection of Middle Eastern banknotes that possibly could be one of the most significant groups of rare notes to be offered in the United States ever,” said Dr. Robert Schwar...


This 1907 Deutsch-Asiatische Bank (Peking Branch) $1 banknote in issued condition was previously known only as a specimen.  It will come under the gavel Saturday, Jan.  10, in Hong Kong, China.

Rare, highly collectible Chinese and Asian banknotes, scripophily, coins, more will be sold Jan. 10 in Hong Kong

Released: December 19, 2014

HONG KONG, China – More than 370 lots of rare and highly collectible Chinese and Asian banknotes, coins and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) will be sold at public auction on Saturday, Jan. 10, by Archives International Auctions (based in Fort Lee, N.J.) in Hong Kong, at no earlier than 5 p.m. Hong Kong local time. People may go online to bid now, at www.ArchivesInternational.com. The sale will feature live gallery bidding, phone, absentee and live internet bidding. Previews in the U.S. are by appointment only. Viewing in Hong Kong begins on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and runs through ...


One of two 1939 Palestine Currency Board banknotes that sold for a combined $66,080 at auction, Oct.  25 and Nov.  4.

Pair of rare, high-grade 1939 Palestine Currency Board banknotes fetches a combined $66,080 at auction

Released: November 26, 2014

FORT LEE, N.J. – A pair of rare and high-grade 1939 sequential banknotes from the Palestine Currency Board, each in the amount of 10 Palestine Pounds, sold for $31,860 and $34,220 at a two-day, three-session auction held Oct. 25 (in New York City) and Nov. 4 (in New Jersey) by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee. The banknotes were the auction’s top lots. In all, about 1,450 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, medals, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera came up for bid. The Oct. 25 auction was held at the Museum of American Fi...


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