Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction, Feb. 24-27
Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s first major auction event of the New Year will be a four-day Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction, Thursday through Sunday, February 24th-27th, online and live in the gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, Nevada. Start times all four days will be 8 am Pacific. Nearly 2,500 lots will cross the auction block. The sale is brimming with important collections, to include Part 2 of the Ron Lerch Western directory collection; Part 2 of the Joe Elcano Nevada collection; more from the Ken Prag railroad stock collection; more from the Stuart MacKenzie Montana collection; the Bill McKivor mining, numismatic and Americana collection and more, plus great rarities from other private collections. Day 1, on Thursday, February 24th, will be dedicated to general Americana, in categories that include general books, gaming, saloon and brewing, jewelry, furnishings, musical instruments and memorabilia, model train and car, badges, geographically sorted lots and miscellaneous. Day 2, February 25th, will feature stocks and bonds (in the categories of mining, railroad and transportation and miscellaneous); and numismatics (to include currency, scrip and ephemera; ingots and bullion; coins, medals and tokens). Over 625 lots will come up for bid on Day 2. Day 3, Saturday, February 26th, will be packed with nearly 600 lots of minerals and mining; directories (featuring Part 2 of the Ron Lerch collection); militaria; and political memorabilia. The auction’s final day, Sunday, February 27th, will feature art, Native Americana, transportation (railroad and steamer passes, ephemera and artifacts); and bargain and dealer specials that will include general Americana, stocks and bonds and numismatics – a total of 625 lots on Day 4. Online bidding via iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. The full catalog can be viewed online now, at www.holabirdamericana.com. For those planning to attend the auction in person, regulations and protocols regarding COVID-19 will be enforced. Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is always seeking new and major collections to bring to market. It prides itself as being a major source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other similar company in the past decade alone. The firm will have its entire sales database online soon, at no cost – nearly 200,000 lots sold since 2014. To learn more, please visit www.holabirdamericana.com.
- Fred Holabird