Roman Coins, Colorado Collectibles, Old Bottles, Mining Memorabilia at Holabird’s July 21-24 Auction



The four-day event will be held online and live at the gallery in Reno, Nevada. The Bracken collection is huge, covering everything from Roman coins to Colorado collectibles.

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Reno, NV, USA, July 20, 2022 — Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s four-day Wild West Auction slated for July 21-24 will be headlined by two massive and important collections: one from Gary Bracken, who collected in a staggering 60-plus categories, to be spread out over multiple sales; the other from James and Barbara Sherman, whose huge collections were housed in a museum.

The auction will be held online as well as live in the Holabird gallery, located at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, starting at 8 am Pacific time all four days. Hundreds of collectible lots will come up for bid, at price points that should appeal to seasoned collectors and novices alike. Internet bidding will be via,, and

“The Gary Bracken collection is huge and varied, covering everything from Roman coins to Colorado collectibles,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC. “The Sherman mining collection is also enormous, but exclusively Western. We also have a large Colorado mining exhibit pulled from museums, plus minerals, rocks and other good stuff.”

Gary Bracken was a lawyer in Ponca City, Oklahoma, in the heart of the northern state’s rich oil region. He had two professions: law and collecting. His collections spanned tens of thousands of items in many categories. He started by collecting arrowheads in the Mississippi Valley throughout the Midwest. He noticed the rusty stuff nearby, so that led to artifacts and old bottles.

To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the four-day Wild West Auction slated for July 21st-24th, online and live in the Reno gallery, visit Updates are posted often.