National Bottle Auction NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING! Click below to view the online catalog, register, and place bids:

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Also remember to try out bidding with our Holabird Western Americana Auction app (by Auction Mobility) available for iPad and iPhone. Search “Holabird Western Americana” in the Apple App Store. 

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We will be hosting the National Bottle Auction at this year’s National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo (  CLICK HERE for more information on the expo.


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Official release at the National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo., Aug 4-7, 2016 (


Our next full auction will take place in September. We are planning for items in all of our regular categories: Mining, Minerals & Gold, Native Americana, Railroadiana, General Americana, Express, Firearms, and Numismatics. It will also feature the remaining Montana tokens, mirrors and postal history from the Svoboda Collection.

Before you leave for your summer vacation, consign your collectibles and we’ll take care of everything else!

 Want to know more about the George Custer Indian Capture Carbine featured in our May 14th, 2016 auction? CLICK HERE to read the 2nd edition of the monograph compiled by Fred Holabird and R.L. Wilson. CLICK HERE to read the addendum compiled by Fred Holabird and others. 

 Available by Private Treaty…

Frederick Remington: “The Striking of the Match” 

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        This painting (tempera on board) by Remington dates to the end of the 19th century. It is titled, ”The Striking of the Match”. The Aztec chief will not reveal the location. Young lit a match for his pipe. The chief had never seen fire like that. He thought the group worthy of revealing the location. “His huge antagonist was held still by a wonder that was born half of admiration and half of awe”. 

        Remington was commissioned by Harper’s Monthly to do the illustrations for a book, The Aztec Treasure-House : A Romance of Contemporaneous Antiquity. Illustrated by Frederick Remington. Written by Thomas A. Janvier, Published by New York: Harper & Brothers,1890.

Call our office at (775) 851-1859 for details.