Holabird's massive, 5-day Holiday Auction, Dec. 17-21, will be held online and in the Reno gallery
Start times all five days are 8 am Pacific time. More than 3,500 lots in a wide array of collecting categories are set to cross the auction block, with online bidding available on several platforms, including LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com.
By: Holabird Western Americana Collections
Start times all five days are 8 am Pacific time, with Internet bidding available via iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. For those planning to attend the auction in person, all state and CDC reg's and protocols regarding the COVID-19 virus (masks, social distancing, etc.) will be strictly enforced.
Day 1, December 17th, will be dedicated to stocks and bonds – 712 lots in total, led by 208 lots of mining stocks and 66 lots of railroad and transportation stock. Other categories will include agriculture, banking, breweriana, the entertainment industry, Express, firearms and printing and publishing. Headlining the day will be Ken Prag's massive industrial stock certificate collection.
"Within the Prag collection are some fantastic sub-collections,"
Within these collections are pieces signed by famous Americans such as inventor Thomas Edison. "The American entertainment collection is easily the best ever assembled of the history of motion pictures," Holabird said. "Several hundred certificates document the financial history of the cinema and movie business from its infancy. Serious collectors will have a field day."
A stock certificate for the Edison Storage Battery Co. (West Orange, N.J.), issued for one share to Thomas Edison himself as company president, dated November 30, 1920 and signed front and back by the iconic American inventor, is an expected Day 1 superstar lot, carrying a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$4,000. The stock certificate is also signed by company treasurer H. F. Miller.
To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the 5-day Holiday Sale planned for Thursday thru Monday, December 17th-21st, please visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates are posted frequently.