Collector's Pot of Gold Auction
Fresh off the wildly successful auction of items recovered from the S. S. Central America that tallied more than $1 million, Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC will jump right back into the fray with a special two-day, online-only “Collector’s Pot of Gold” auction on March 18th and 19th. The sale will feature Americana, philatelic and dealer items. Start times both days will be 8 am Pacific time. The timed auction will be hosted exclusively on iCollector.com (Holabird’s preferred online bidding platform) and will contain collectibles in over ten categories, including mining, bottles, numismatics and philatelic (coins and stamps), sports, stocks, art and general Americana. In all, more than 1,300 lots will come up for bid. “This sale is a mix of old and new material, with many lower priced and entry-level lots, plus larger groups ideal for dealers, as well as some rarities that have been previously run,” said Fred Holabird, the president and owner of Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, based in Reno. “And, to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, every lot will open at just ten dollars.” Day 1, on Saturday, March 18th, will feature over 670 lots of general Americana (to include geographic sort and miscellaneous categories such as transportation, books, toys); and bottles. Day 2, on Sunday, March 19th, will be packed with more than 600 lots in categories that include art, sports, philatelic, mining, stocks and numismatics. This is a timed auction, so there will be no live auctioneer or audio/video feed. Folks can bid now, up to the day each session closes. On the 18th and 19th, they will be able to log in to a virtual console and bid live, per normal. Each lot will open with an automatic timer that’s reset with each live bid. Once the bidding stops and the timer runs out, the next lot is presented. Telephone and absentee bids will be accepted. Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. To learn more, please visit www.holabirdamericana.com.
- Fred Holabird