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Holabird's online Spring Into Americana auction, May 13-14, has over 1,400 lots starting at just $10
The collecting categories include mining, bottles, numismatics, stocks, philatelic, art and general Americana. The majority of items have never been offered. Internet bidding is provided by iCollector.com, Holabird's preferred bidding platform.
By: Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC
The auction, starting at 8 am Pacific time both days, will be hosted exclusively on iCollector.com (Holabird's preferred auction platform). Offered will be more than 1,400 lots in a wide array of collecting categories, including mining, bottles, numismatics, stocks, philatelic, art and general Americana. The majority of items have never been offered, and every lot starts at just 10 dollars.
"The 'Spring into Americana' auction is a mix of old and new, with many lower priced and entry level lots and larger groups ideal for dealers," said Fred Holabird, the owner of Holabird Western Americana Collections. "Featured are Ken Prag postcards and stocks; Gary Bracken medicine bottles and stamps; coins, medals and tokens; billhead and check collections;
Mr. Holabird added, "Starting each lot at ten dollars doesn't mean the collectibles are cheap, common or unwanted. What it does represent is a following of the worldwide numismatic market and of letting the bidder and the collector set the prices. If the lots start cheap, then all it takes is your bid. We have thousands of collectors and we hope they all will find things to their liking."
The American Express Company stock certificate signed by Messrs. Wells and Fargo is a Day 2 highlight lot, with an estimate of $500-$1,000. It's very early – No. 728, issued for five shares to William A. Elton of New York in 1861 – and is signed by Henry Wells as president and William G. Fargo as secretary. It's not cancelled, and has a nice locomotive and telegraph pole vignette.
Day 1, on Saturday, May 13th, will contain 697 lots of art, general Americana (to include geographic sort and miscellaneous categories, including newspapers, militaria, sports, and miscellaneous ephemera and hard goods); and philatelic (including postcards, covers, stamps).
Day 2, on Sunday, May 14th, will be packed with 715 lots of Native Americana, cowboy collectibles, transportation (air, automobile, railroad), mining, stocks and bonds (mining, railroad, miscellaneous)
To learn more, please visit www.holabirdamericana.com.