Holabird's Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction, Feb. 24-27, appealed to novices and veterans
The auction contained nearly 2,500 lots in a wide array of collecting categories, at price points that appealed to both novices and veteran collectors alike. Important collections were offered. Internet bidding was available on several platforms.
By: Holabird Western Americana Collections
The sale was loaded with important collections, to include Part 2 of the Ron Lerch Western directory collection; Part 2 of the Joe Elcano Nevada collection; more from the Ken Prag railroad stock collection; more from the Stuart MacKenzie Montana collection; the Bill McKivor mining, numismatic and Americana collection and more, plus great rarities from other private collections.
Following are highlights from the auction. Online bidding was facilitated by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Prices include the buyer's premium.
Day 1, on Thursday, February 24th, was dedicated to general Americana, in categories that included general books, gaming, saloon and brewing, jewelry, furnishings, musical instruments and memorabilia, model train and car, badges, geographically sorted lots and miscellaneous.
Day 2, on Friday, February 25th, was a busy one, featuring stocks and bonds (in the categories of mining, railroad, transportation and miscellaneous);
Day 3, Saturday, February 26th, was packed with nearly 600 lots of minerals and mining; directories (featuring Part 2 of the Ron Lerch collection); militaria; and political memorabilia.
The auction's final day, Sunday, February 27th, featured art, Native Americana, transportation (railroad and steamer passes, ephemera and artifacts); plus many bargain and dealer specials that included general Americana, stocks and bonds and numismatics – a total of 625 lots on Day 4.
Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is always seeking new and major collections to bring to market. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766;