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U.S. one-cent stamp commemorating the Pan American Exposition of 1901, with an inverted center, $5,500

Error stamp makes good at late-April Holabird auction

U.S. one-cent stamp commemorating the Pan American Exposition of 1901, with an inverted center, $5,500

U.S. one-cent stamp commemorating the Pan American Exposition of 1901, with an inverted center, $5,500

RENO, Nev. – A U.S. one-cent stamp commemorating the Pan American Exposition of 1901 with an inverted center – an error stamp and one of the great philatelic rarities – sold for $5,500 at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s four-day Western Americana Auction held April 21 through April 24.

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Brass 5-cent token for the J. F. Hope saloon in Empire, Nevada, est. $100-$200

Holabird presents best of the West, April 21-25

Brass 5-cent token for the J. F. Hope saloon in Empire, Nevada, est. $100-$200

Brass 5-cent token for the J. F. Hope saloon in Empire, Nevada, est. $100-$200

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s four-day Western Americana Auction begins today, April 21, and runs through April 24, with start times each day of 8 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Holabird’s late-February sale was a collectors’ smorgasbord

Independent Oil ceramic enameled sign in red, white and black, $875

Independent Oil ceramic enameled sign in red, white and black, $875

RENO, Nev. – Nearly 2,500 lots were offered at Holabird Western Americana Collections’s massive four-day Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction, held February 24 through 27.

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Randall Blaze, ‘Shields,’ est. $4,000-$8,000

Holabird explores Western Trails & Treasures in Feb. 24-27 auction

Randall Blaze, ‘Shields,’ est. $4,000-$8,000

Randall Blaze, ‘Shields,’ est. $4,000-$8,000

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s first major auction event of 2022 will be a four-day Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, February 24-27. Nearly 2,500 lots will cross the auction block. Start times on all four days will be 8 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Holabird’s 3-day December auction made dreams come true

Ansel Adams, ‘Moon and Half Dome,’ $9,687

Ansel Adams, ‘Moon and Half Dome,’ $9,687

RENO, Nev. – A Wells Fargo Express Chinese Western directory from 1878 sold for $13,750, while signed and numbered photographs by Ansel Adams and tokens from the glory days of America’s Gold Rush era all did well in Holabird Western Americana Collections’ December Dreams: Premier Americana Auction held December 17-19.

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Americo Makk, ‘Too Many Guns,’ $2,250

Holabird’s ‘November Wonders’ included Custer’s holster, Western art

Americo Makk, ‘Too Many Guns,’ $2,250

Americo Makk, ‘Too Many Guns,’ $2,250

RENO, Nev. – U.S. Army Captain George Armstrong Custer’s gun holster, dispatch case, belt and brass buckle from the Civil War climbed to $37,500, taking top lot honors in a five-day, 3,100-lot November Wonders: Western Americana Auction held November 18-22 by Holabird Western Americana Collections.

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Signed Ansel Adams Yosemite photograph stars at Holabird, Dec. 17-19

Ansel Adams, ‘Moon and Half Dome,’ est. $10,000-$20,000

Ansel Adams, ‘Moon and Half Dome,’ signed and numbered Print No. 10 from the artist’s Photographs of Yosemite series, est. $10,000-$20,000

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is famous for its five-day auctions featuring thousands of highly collectible items in a rainbow of categories, but the firm will end 2021 with a tidy, three-day affair, taking place December 17-19 and boasting more than 1,900 lots of rare books, art, mining, numismatics, stock certificates and postcards. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hollow silver bead necklace with six bear claws capped with silver adornments, plus a central turquoise cabochon, $1,562

Holabird delivered five days of Western treasures in fall sale

Hollow silver bead necklace with six bear claws capped with silver adornments, plus a central turquoise cabochon, $1,562

Hollow silver bead necklace with six silver-adorned bear claws and a central turquoise cabochon, $1,562

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day Autumn Splendor Western Americana Auction, held October 28-November 1, contained more than 3,200 lots of Americana, railroadiana, mining collectibles, numismatics, stock certificates, rare books and art. By the time it was all over, the auction had grossed about $500,000.

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Hollow silver bead bear claw necklace with central turquoise cabochon, est. $2,000-$4,000

Holabird plans 3,200-lot auction spectacular, Oct. 28-Nov. 1

Hollow silver bead bear claw necklace with central turquoise cabochon, est. $2,000-$4,000

Bear claw necklace with central turquoise cabochon, est. $2,000-$4,000

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day Autumn Splendor Western Americana Auction, October 28-November 1, is packed with more than 3,200 lots of Americana, railroadiana, mining collectibles, numismatics, stock certificates, rare books, art and more. Bidding begins at 8 am Pacific time on all five days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Large sterling and inlay cuff by Dennis Edaakie, $1,437

Holabird delights bidders with 5-day sale of Western Americana

Large sterling and inlay cuff by Dennis Edaakie, $1,437

Large sterling and inlay cuff by Dennis Edaakie, $1,437

RENO, Nev. – Fragments of Levi jeans from the 1880s soared to $10,312, two period photos of the surrender of Geronimo in Arizona in the 1880s brought $5,125, and a circa-1838 one-dollar gold coin struck in North Carolina by Christoph Bechtler sold for $7,500 at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction, held August 5 through August 9. The five-day event featured nearly 3,000 lots of Native Americana, philatelic (stamps) and numismatics (coins), militaria, railroad collectibles, Americana, mining memorabilia, stock certificates, art and more.

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