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Holabird Western Americana
 AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 28775  

Fred Holabird
3555 Airway Drive #308
Reno, NV 89511

Phone: 775-851-1859

Holabird’s Western Americana Collections
aka “HWAC” and “FHWAC”

Holabird’s Western Americana Collections was founded in 2012 to fill the needs of Americana collectors looking for rare and unique collectibles below the minimum lot prices of most larger auction houses. The goal of the company was to put the fun back in collecting and bring an array of noteworthy collectibles to Americana aficionados with all budgets.

The Holabird name in the title of the company draws its roots from Fred Holabird, company advisor, co-founder and the fun spirited auctioneer we’ve come to know and love. Fred managed Holabird-Kagin Americana from 2006-2014 and headed up the production team that produced dozens of fixed price and auction catalogs with sales in excess of 16 million.

When Holabird-Kagin Americana closed the Reno office in May 2014, Holabird’s Western Americana Collections expanded their operations into the former HKA building and are excited to now bring some of the best and rarest collectibles at all price points to meet the needs of collectors everywhere.

HWAC is devoted to bringing collectors only the greatest Western Americana rarities, with an emphasis western Americana mining collectibles, gold rush collectibles and numismatics. Under the leadership and direction of Fred Holabird–and assisted by the hardworking Reno HWAC office–we combine our efforts to bring you a unique piece of western American history in every item we sell and in every catalog we publish. It is our goal to ensure our clients the most accurate, detailed item descriptions and well-researched, historically factual backgrounds.

We specialize in buying, selling and appraising western Americana, numismatica (coins, ingots, banknotes), exonumia (pioneer minor coinage/trade tokens), western antiquities, and railroad/mining goods. Our auctions typically feature wide selections of coins, tokens, stocks certificates, documents, photographs, assay certificates, postcards and other antiques and collectibles relating to western history, numismatics and mining, dating from c.1800 to c.1930. We hold several Americana and numismatic auctions each year inclusive of some of the greatest rarities extant, working personally with our clients to help them build significant collections. We have become known for our well-researched histories on the mining companies, historical figures, and mining districts of the items we sell. Here at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections, we not only set record-breaking sales prices at our auctions, but we create legends.
Current Auction Listings

 Session 1: Gold, Minerals & Mining Part 1
 Holabird Western Americana
  Reno, NV Fri Dec 9 - 09:00AM
Lot: 1000 - Alaskan Gold Leaf and Flat Nuggets 0.53 troy ounces. Longest specimen is 1.7 cm long. Widest specimen is 1.1 cm wide. State: Alaska City: Nome Date: FHWAC#: 42629 Lot: 1001 - Nome Placer Gold 0.98 troy ounces. Small nuggets! State: Alaska City: Nome Date: FHWAC#: 42628 Lot: 1002 - Nome, Alaska Fine Gold    [ View Full Listing ]

 Session 2: Mining Part 2, Native Americana, Cowboy
 Holabird Western Americana
  Reno, NV Sat Dec 10 - 09:00AM
Lot: 2000 - John A. Roebling's Sons Co. Wire and Cable Catalog Booklet from the John A. Roebling's Sons Co. Manufacturers of Iron and Steel Wire Rope, Iron, Steel, and Copper Wire, Galvanized Telegraph Wire, Insulated, Electric Wires. Wire Cloth and Netting. 32 pages long with products, product information, Lot: 2001 - Colossal Mining Company Archive Lot of 12, 1) 1919 lease to   [ View Full Listing ]

 Session 3: Numismatics
 Holabird Western Americana
  Reno, NV Sun Dec 11 - 09:00AM
Lot: 3000 - Choice Anchorage Nugget Token Anchorage / Native Virgin / "actual gold nugget" / Gold & Copper / Alaska // Lumber / Dairy / Livestock / Agriculture / Gold / Copper / Coal / Fish / image of sun, "Midnight Sun". Round, copper, 31mm, With original 4mm loop as issued. walter A. Lord Lot: 3001 - Copper Block Buffet Token w/ Gold Nugget The Copper Block Buffet token from   [ View Full Listing ]

 Session 4: Bottles, Gaming, & General
 Holabird Western Americana
  Reno, NV Mon Dec 12 - 09:00AM
Lot: 4000 - Angels Camp Ice & Soda Works Seltzer Bottle Choice Condition . Rare. Very Rare! State: California City: Angels Camp Date: FHWAC#: 42829 Lot: 4001 - McGee Soda Bottle from Benicia Classic B. J. McGee soda bottle from Benicia. medium aqua, applied top, c1870. Never touched by cleaners, some slight original inside stain, otherwise pristine.Bubbles. His   [ View Full Listing ]