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Holabird to auction Roman coins, Colorado collectibles, old bottles and mining memorabilia

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

Day 1 of the auction, on Thursday, July 21st, will feature 480 lots of philatelic items (to include postcards and postal history, featuring items from the Bracken collection and a collection out of Elcano, Nevada); Express; and stocks and bonds. Over 600 lots will come up for bid on Day 1.

Day 2, on Friday, July 22nd, will contain art, transportation collectibles (including railroad and steamer passes, ephemera and artifacts); and general Americana (including geographic sort, general store and miscellaneous categories). In all, 625 lots will cross the Day 2 auction block.

Day 3, on Saturday, July 23rd, will have numismatic offerings (including currency and scrip, coins – featuring U.S., ancient and foreign coins – plus medals, badges and exonumia); and tokens, featuring Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Oklahoma – in all, 622 lots.

The auction’s final day, on Sunday, July 24th, will feature Native Americana; cowboy and Wild West; minerals and mining; sports; bottles (highlighted by Colorado and Oklahoma); and saloon, tobacciana and gaming. Day 4 will have 583 lots; the auction in its entirely will have 2,441 lots.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. Also, anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. The company has agents all over America and will travel to inspect most collections.

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is always seeking new and major collections to bring to market. It prides itself as being a major source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other similar company in the past decade alone. The firm will have its entire sales database online soon, at no cost – nearly 200,000 lots sold since 2014.

To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can send an e-mail to [email protected]. 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.

Leather, intricately beaded belt and two pistol holders, most likely worn by a Native American performer in a Miller Bros. Wild West Show at the 101 Ranch (Okla.) (est. $20,000-$50,000).