Holabird Western Americana Collections, Oct. 4-7
A four-day Americana auction bursting with more than 3,l00 lots in a wide array of collecting categories – to include petroliana, aviation, World War II, art, railroadiana, Native Americana, stock certificates, mining, minerals and gold – will be held Oct. 4th-7th by Holabird Western Americana Collections, online and live in the gallery at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, Nevada. Day 1, Friday, October 4th, will contain 772 lots of textiles, Native Americana, art, music, maps, foreign collectibles, sports, military and aviation, railroadiana, postal history and Wells Fargo. Offered for the first time will be the aviation collection of Robert Wayne Danforth, a dedicated collector of aviation art (autographed and remarqued), books, model airplanes, photos and more. Day 2, Saturday, October 5th, will comprise 736 lots of marbles, bottles, saloon items, cigar and tobacco, cowboy collectibles, firearms and weaponry, tokens, numismatics (to include coins, currency, dies, medals, so-called dollars and general items), toys, World’s Fair and Expos, political memorabilia, and general and foreign Americana (Australia, Canada and Panama). Day 3, Sunday, October 6th, will feature 801 lots of gold, jewelry, minerals, mining (foreign, general and geographically sorted), fossils, collectible spoons and Gold Rush memorabilia. What could be the auction’s top lot will be offered on Day 3: a Squaw Creek (Haines, Alaska) gold nugget in the shape of a skull, similar to the skull used in pirate logos (est. $90,000-$105,000). Day 4, Monday, October 7th, will have 818 lots of calendars, cameras, fire items, directories, transportation (planes, trains and automobiles), and bargains and dealer specials in all categories. A Day 4 featured lot is the Frontier Gasoline (“Rarin’ to Go”) single-sided porcelain service station sign, 6 feet in diameter, from the 1920s and in excellent condition (est. $7,500-$15,000). Start times each day are 8 am Pacific time. Previews will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2nd-3rd, from 10 am-5 pm. To schedule a private preview call 775-851-1859. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated by the platforms 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. Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections’ October 4th-7th Americana Auction visit www.fhwac.com. Updates are posted frequently.
- Fred Holabird