Holabird's December Dreams Auction, Online and Live in Reno, Nevada,
will Feature Over 1,900 Lots of Americana and more
The auction has more than 1,900 lots in a wide array of collecting categories and at price points
that will appeal to both novices and veteran collectors alike.
Reno, NV, USA, December 8, 2021 -- Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is famous for its
five-day auctions featuring thousands of highly collectible items in a rainbow of categories, but the firm
will end 2021 with a tidy, three-day affair, December 17th-19th, online and in the Reno gallery, boasting
over 1,900 lots of rare books, art, mining, numismatics, stock certificates, postcards and more.
The December Dreams: Premier Americana
Auction will begin at 8 am Pacific time all three
days. Highlighted collections include more parts of
the Ken Prag postcard collection, the Bill McIver
token and medal collection, the MacKenzie
Montana collection and the Ron Lerch Western
collection. These will be supplemented by world-
class rarities from other collections.
Day 1 will contain over 600 lots of philatelic
(stamps); military, political and firearms; gaming
collectibles; and model railroad and toys.
Postcards, many of them from the Ken Prag
collection, will include California (especially wine
country), Hawaii, Disney, Titanic and Pioneer
The gaming section includes items from the Shirley
Bovis Cowboy Museum in Tombstone, Ariz.
Of the 500 postcard lots from the Ken Prag collection, about 350 lots are California-related, but 40 lots
or so are Hawaii-themed. Lot 1361 – nearly 80 early Hawaii and South Seas Curio Co. postcards,
including cards from the Aloha Nui series – has an estimate of $300-$600; while lot 1447, a group of ten
Titanic-related postcards from around the time of the tragedy, should realize $700-$1,500.
A highlight of items from the Shirley Bovis Cowboy Museum is lot 1552, a circa 1880-1890s well-used
holster that appears to have been made for a medium-framed revolver with a Buntline length bar