Holabird Western Americana

Holabird Western Americana

AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 28775  

Fred Holabird
3555 Airway Drive #308
Reno, NV 89511

Phone: 775-851-1859
Email: uwe@fhwac.com
Web: www.holabirdamericana.com

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

Lot: 2000 - Large Quartz crystal Cluster of Four [175980] Large Quartz crystal Cluster of Four. one large crystal at center surrounded by three smaller crystals. Large crystal is approximately 12 x 14 x 20". Much twinning on surfaces and adjacent areas. Some edges slightly rough, with the overall appearance very "showy." Portions of the large crystal are absolutely clear. This is a very heavy and   [ View Full Listing ]
Lot: 3000 - History of California Horse Racing Scrapbooks & Stock (4) [168008] 3 volumes of California horse racing history filled with original black and white photos, which appear to be constructed by a professional within the industry if not an owner of many of the racehorses. They area labelled on the spine in this case Vol 3 (stock farms), 17 (misc.) , and 18(Turf ?). It is unknown what   [ View Full Listing ]
Lot: 4000 - New Mexico Cattle Company Stocks, 4 [173748] 4 New Mexico cattle company stocks, all issued. 1882 Boston and New Mexico Cattle. # 666 for 1000 shares to GH Peck treasurer. Signed by HB Clark and HN Atkinson president. Dateline 1882 Santa Fe. Offices in Boston and Santa Fe. Not cancelled. Cattle Drive vignette above a large town. J Knauber printer of Milwaukee. Cut short on left. No   [ View Full Listing ]