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Holabird's Western Frontiers auction, Oct. 13th-16th, is packed with many collections and categories
The 2,100-lot auction will feature Native and general Americana, mining, Express, numismatics, art, bottles, stocks and much more, headlined by Part 3 of the superb Gary Bracken collection. Start times all four days are 8 am Pacific time.
By: Holabird Western Americana Collections
Headlining the event will be Part 3 of the Gary Bracken collection. Parts 1 and 2 were huge successes, and more great rarities from the collection of the Ponca City, Oklahoma lawyer will feature Native Americana (to include baskets and pottery), Colorado and Oklahoma tokens, foreign coins, Colorado whiskey jugs, and saloon ephemera and billheads.
Also up for bid will be more items from the Tucson mining museum collection of Jim and Barbara Sherman, including a Wild West / Law & Order document group with signatures of key Western lawmen and figures such as Pat Garrett, Emmett Dalton and Sam Houston; a contract signed by both Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill; US gold coins; autographs and mining artifacts.
New to the lineup will be Part 1 of a private, world-class Nevada (and California) mining collection. Included is a fantastic Nevada philatelic/Express section with Wells Fargo covers from numerous Nevada mining camps. Also, rare Colorado mining ephemera and stocks from a private collection will come up for bid, with many of the stocks never before offered at auction.
The Cameron Holloway collection features gorgeous Native American and other Southwest rugs and weavings on Day 4; Ansel Adams photographic prints on Day 3; and a large selection of musical instruments on Day 1. Also on offer will be more from the Joe Elcano Nevada mining collection, featuring over 50 different Nevada territorial stocks, plus Joe's research and stories.
The large Native Americana section contains jewelry, beadwork and a large group of beautiful rugs and weavings. Historical, political collectibles will include presidents to include Lincoln, Harrison, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK and more. The art category will feature a small group of Ansel Adams Yosemite prints, oil and watercolor paintings, scenic prints and Western illustrations.
General Americana will be packed with photographs, books and artifacts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado and more; plus smaller categories, like gaming, tobacciana, hard goods and musical instruments. Numismatics will feature gold US and foreign coins; medals, exonumia, a large scrip collection, and tokens (from California, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Indian Traders).
Internet bidding will be provided by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. To learn more, visit www.holabirdamericana.com.