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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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