Holabird-Kagin Americana auction Oct. 29-30 a bonanza of treasures

Billed as the finest historical ingot known from Colorado, this engraved silver bar was presented to Maud Drake, a popular Leadville medium known as Queen of the Occult. The ingot, dated Sept. 22, 1881, weighs 32 ounces and has a $50,000-$70,000 estimate. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

Billed as the finest historical ingot known from Colorado, this engraved silver bar was presented to Maud Drake, a popular Leadville medium known as Queen of the Occult. The ingot, dated Sept. 22, 1881, weighs 32 ounces and has a $50,000-$70,000 estimate. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

RENO, Nev. – Holabird-Kagin Americana will present its Bonanza Live Auction at the Atlantis Casino Resort on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30. Bidding will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific both days. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

This grand-scale, world-class sale features a spectacular offering of postal history, rare photographs, postcards, stamps and Western American ephemera. Over 2,000 lots are from the famous Al Mueller Western Photograph Collection, the Gil Schmidtmann Postal History and Nevadiana Collection, the John Woodward Ingot Collection and the Marshall Fey Gaming Collection, along with a fabulous group of Native American items, including Navajo rugs and Washoe baskets.

Also included will be some historic Buffalo Bill items, a Goldfield and Bullfrog section, rare philately and a remarkable Dakota collection. This sale will cover many collecting fields, everything from precious metal ingots, gold specimens and stock certificates to rare saloon tokens from all over the Western states.

For details log onto the website holabirdamericana.com or phone 775-852-8822.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This large crystalline gold specimen was professionally prepared from a cobble mined in the 1950s by Collectors Edge Minerals in Golden, Colo. It measures 2 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches and is about 80 percent weight gold.  It carries a $25,000-$35,000 estimate. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

This large crystalline gold specimen was professionally prepared from a cobble mined in the 1950s by Collectors Edge Minerals in Golden, Colo. It measures 2 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches and is about 80 percent weight gold. It carries a $25,000-$35,000 estimate. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

This 27-ounce silver bar is from Gold Hill, Nevada, circa 1870s. Sam Dowling, whose name is marked on the bar, was a longtime assayer on the Comstock. The bar is expected to sell for $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

This 27-ounce silver bar is from Gold Hill, Nevada, circa 1870s. Sam Dowling, whose name is marked on the bar, was a longtime assayer on the Comstock. The bar is expected to sell for $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

The Consolidated Virginia Mining Co., formed from several mines on the Comstock Lode near Virginia City, Nev., produced this small silver ingot. The 2.65-ounce ingot measures 2 inches x 1 inch x 1/4 inch. It has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

The Consolidated Virginia Mining Co., formed from several mines on the Comstock Lode near Virginia City, Nev., produced this small silver ingot. The 2.65-ounce ingot measures 2 inches x 1 inch x 1/4 inch. It has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

This miniature Comstock Lode silver ingot was made as a presentation watch fob, which commemorates the organization of the Devil's Gate Mining District near Silver City, Nev., in June 1860. One of the earliest examples of Comstock Lode silver, the ingot has a $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.

This miniature Comstock Lode silver ingot was made as a presentation watch fob, which commemorates the organization of the Devil’s Gate Mining District near Silver City, Nev., in June 1860. One of the earliest examples of Comstock Lode silver, the ingot has a $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Holabird-Kagin Americana.