Objects of Our Affection Auction, Feb. 14-17
A four-day Objects of Our Affection auction brimming with over 2,500 lots of numismatics, mining collectibles, Americana, railroad memorabilia and more will be conducted Thursday thru Monday, Feb. 14-17, by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, online and live in the gallery at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite #308) in Reno, Nevada. Start times are 8am Pacific. Featured will be Part 1 of the John Reynolds collection of exonumia (numismatic items such as tokens, medals and scrip) and Americana; the Benjamin Fauver collection of counter tokens; the Bill Bliss collection of Potosi Mine (Nevada) gold and silver ingots; and numismatics, to include Masonic pennies, coins, medals, so-called dollars, tokens, shell cards, wooden money and dies. Also sold will be original James Marshall California Gold Rush collectibles; mining equipment, maps, ephemera, USGS folios and rare stock certificates; art (including works by Franz Trevors and William Forrest Martin, plus Japanese Netsuke); a whiskey and beer shot collection; vintage baseball and boxing collectibles; stocks and bonds from the Ken Prag collection; and other items. A preview will be held live in the gallery on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 10am to 5 pm. To schedule a private preview please call 775-851-1859. Online bidding will be facilitated by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, AuctionMobility.com and Auctionzip.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. For details on how to bid, please visit www.fhwac.com.
- Fred Holabird