Holabird's massive Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction, Aug. 5-9, will be held live and online
The auction is loaded with nearly 3,000 lots of Native Americana, philatelic and numismatics, militaria, railroad collectibles, Americana, mining memorabilia, stock certificates, art and more. Internet bidding is available across several platforms.
By: Holabird Western Americana Collections
The five-day mega-event, packed with nearly 3,000 lots of Native Americana, philatelic (stamps) and numismatics (coins), militaria, railroad collectibles, Americana, mining memorabilia, stock certificates, art and more, will be held live in Holabird's Reno gallery at 3555 Airway Drive, as well as online, via iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com.
Start times all five days are 8 am Pacific. "This sale will make collectors even hotter than they were before the air conditioning got turned on," said Fred Holabird, owner of Holabird Western Americana Collections. "The sale is full of 'hot stuff' and features some of the best collections in their genre offered publicly in a long time. Two of the major collections are Western in origin."
The first centers around Arizona and Colorado ephemera, to include 19th century photos and documents related to major mining camps, supplemented by gorgeous oil paintings of Native American and western scenes by Douglas Rosa. The framed cabinet card photo of prostitute "Amelia" (in classic prostitute attire) with her business license, should go for $5,000-$10,000.
Added to this is a major collection related to the Mexican War and Pancho Villa, including the photo-diary by Arizona photographer Walter Horne, plus three books on the Mexican Revolution (estimate: $25,000-$50,000)
A California collection of Native American jewelry comprises more than 400 incredible pieces of fine, artistic silver and turquoise jewelry, much of it museum-quality and accumulated over several decades. The main part of the collection is represented by bolos from the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. There are also necklaces, bracelets, rings, belt buckles, brooches and other items. The California collection also includes jewelry from the Navajo, Santo Domingo Pueblo and the Hopi – amazing pieces of jewelry from many Native people.
The full catalog can be viewed online now, at www.holabirdamericana.com. Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. To learn more, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates posted often.