Reno, NV, USA, January 20, 2023 — Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s first live auction event of the year will be a four-day affair – January 19th thru 22nd – featuring collectibles in over a dozen categories, including bottles, railroadiana, Native Americana, mining, numismatics, art, stocks, militaria and general Americana, online and live in the Reno gallery located at 3555 Airway Dr.
The auction, starting at 8 am Pacific time each day, is officially titled Pike’s Peak or Bust! Western Americana, Bottles, Numismatics & More. “With a healthy dose of exciting Colorado and Western states material, we decided to name this auction in honor of the great Colorado Gold Rush of 1859,” said Fred Holabird, owner of Holabird Western Americana Collections.
Featured collections and highlights will include Part IV of the Gary Bracken Collection – more great offerings from the Ponca City, Oklahoma lawyer. Featured will be Native Americana (including arrowheads); tokens (Colorado, Missouri and Oklahoma); Colorado medicine bottles; whiskey jugs and stoneware; and Colorado, Indian Territory and Oklahoma billhead collections.
Important early American documents from the 1700s and 1800s, including autographed pieces from Benjamin Franklin, Grover Cleveland and James Buchanan, will be sold, while the art category will highlight a group of signed prints and books from Ansel Adams, signed prints from famous photographer Paul Strand, signed Salvador Dali pieces, and wood and stone sculptures.
The railroadiana portion of the sale will feature a big new group of railroad and steamer passes – always a hit with collectors. Other railroad items will include keys, locks and lanterns. Holabird will also offer more rare Colorado mining stocks from a private collection, Colorado railroad stocks, autograph pieces (including Wells Fargo and Jay Gould) and market fresh mining stocks.
In addition to Oklahoma points from the Bracken collection, the Native American section also has kachinas, pine crafts and basketry, and ephemera, including art and photographs. Militaria features items from the Civil War, Indian Wars and both World Wars, including photographs, autographed documents and artifacts. Early shotguns, muskets and ammo will also be offered.
To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the auction titled Pike’s Peak or Bust! Western Americana, Bottles, Numismatics & More, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates are posted frequently.