Cowboys & Indians & Miners

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This premier two-day sale includes a General George Custer collection featuring an Indian Capture carbine; other very rare firearms; choice Western ingots, gold nuggets and ore samples; rare numismatic items related to the SS Central America; rare Western tokens; mining reports from the 1830s-1880s; a world class offering of mining spoons; mining-related correspondence, photographs, and ephemera; a great selection of Native American baskets, rugs, and artifacts; saddles and spurs; and General Americana.

DAY 1: Mining Reports, Photographs, Ephemera and Spoons
DAY 2: Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms (incl. Custer Collection), Numismatics, and General Americana.
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Lompoc, California Geologic and Mining Photographs1050 - Lompoc, California Geologic and Mining Photographs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of about twenty photographs and negatives of geologic features and mines at Lompoc, California taken by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia Univer
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*****r for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Mother Lode Region Photographs1051 - Mother Lode Region Photographs
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A group of about thirty-four 5 inch photographs taken between 1933 and 1936 by Professor Paul Kerr of mines at Silsby, Mariposa, Sonora, Carson Hill,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to e*****r for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Two Receipts for James. J. Ott, Nevada Assay Office1052 - Two Receipts for James. J. Ott, Nevada Assay Office
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Unused block of two assay receipts for the Nevada Assay Office, operated by famous assayer James T. Ott at 30 Main Street. Allegorical vignette. Datel
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to a**********o for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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Report on the Deep Placers of the South & Middle Yuba, Nevada County, California (Silliman)1053 - Report on the Deep Placers of the South & Middle Yuba, Nevada County, California (Silliman)
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Rare and important work on the California gold country (post-Gold Rush) from a very important mining authority. 43 pages. Printed in New Haven, 1865.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 900.00
Sold to w*******1 for (325.00 + 65.00) = 390.00
 
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Two Nevada County Mining Photographs1054 - Two Nevada County Mining Photographs
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Two different mine photographs, both matted, circa 1900. A) 8.5 x 10.5" Moore photo "miners waiting for cage, Central Shaft, Grass Valley....
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********o for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Placer County Mining Stock Certificates (4)1055 - Placer County Mining Stock Certificates (4)
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Lot of four. 1) Golden Eagle Mining Company. Location: Ophir Mining District. No. 275, issued for 10 shares in 1873. Signed by the president (Warren
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (65.00 + 14.95) = 79.95
 
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Stampless Envelope from a 49er Sent back home1056 - Stampless Envelope from a 49er Sent back home
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Letter is from Orrin Mowry. The folded sheet letter has not been cancelled, so it may have been hand delivered. Letter has been translated. ".....
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c*********p for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Kern County Tungsten Mine Photographs1057 - Kern County Tungsten Mine Photographs
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A group of approximately thirty-three 5" photographs. 1937 to 1939. Taken by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University. The photographs show m...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to e*****r for (400.00 + 92.00) = 492.00
 
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Price's Assay Office & Chemical Laboratory Memorandum of Gold Bullion1058 - Price's Assay Office & Chemical Laboratory Memorandum of Gold Bullion
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Memorandum of Gold Bullion deposited by F. Roseman at the San Francisco Office. Deposit is for $115.05 oz and totals $1,486.08. Receipt is red ink pri
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to a**********9 for (35.00 + 8.05) = 43.05
 
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Thomas Price Assay Memorandum1059 - Thomas Price Assay Memorandum
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Memorandum of bullion deposited by Thomas Bell & Co. to Thomas Price, Analytical Chemist, Assay and Bullion Melter. Office at 524 Sacramento Str...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Mt. Hamilton Land & Oil Company Stock Certificate plus Cover1060 - Mt. Hamilton Land & Oil Company Stock Certificate plus Cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 203 for 500 shares to Cora B Fry. Signed by EC Stowe and John F Krause. 25c revenue stamp. Company lettering in gold. Two folds. Some staining.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Sierra County Mining Stock Certificate Group1061 - Sierra County Mining Stock Certificate Group
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Lot of nine. Includes: Sierra-California Gold Mining Co. (1922, not cxl, heavy soiling), Transierra Exploration Co. (1958, punch cxl), Sierra Trading
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Estimates : 90.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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The Harlem Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate1062 - The Harlem Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate
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Location of works: Sierra County, California. Inc. in New York. No. A212, issued for 100 shares to the company secretary (Wm. Lord) on Feb, 6, 1882. A
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (55.00 + 11.00) = 66.00
 
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Three Different Sierra County Mining Stock Certificates1063 - Three Different Sierra County Mining Stock Certificates
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1) Uncas Mining Company. No. 22, issued for 5,000 shares to the company secretary (Gillett) in 1881. Also signed by Walker as president. Not cancelled
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6******n for (95.00 + 21.85) = 116.85
 
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Lot Withdrawn1064 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Tehachapi, California Geologic Photograph Collection1065 - Tehachapi, California Geologic Photograph Collection
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About 30 photographs from the Tehachapi area showing geologic formations, scenery, mine camps, and the like. All approximately 4 x 5", taken by...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*****r for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Jeffrey Mine, Inyo County Prints and Negatives1066 - Jeffrey Mine, Inyo County Prints and Negatives
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Group of original glass negatives and prints from the Jeffrey Mine, White Mountains, Inyo County, California. Approximately 20 photographs separated f
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********9 for (90.00 + 20.70) = 110.70
 
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Yosemite Quartz Mining Company Stock Certificates1067 - Yosemite Quartz Mining Company Stock Certificates
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Three issued and two unissued stocks for the Yosemite Quartz Mining Company. Dateline Grass Valley, 1883 & 1884. No. 11, 18, and 19. Two are pen...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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California Mining Photograph Collection by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University1068 - California Mining Photograph Collection by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University
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A group of approximately 10 different locations (Owl Claim, Ries, Kelso Valley, Devil Canyon, Boquet Canyon,in California of mines and geologic comple
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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July 4th California Mining Scene Photograph1069 - July 4th California Mining Scene Photograph
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Four miners in fancy dress (it is a holiday) working a sluice box. Not identified on the photograph, just in the 1981 letter that came with the piece
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d********9 for (70.00 + 16.10) = 86.10
 
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California Mining Stock Certificates1070 - California Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of 27 issued and unissued. Includes: Diamondville Blue Gravel Mining Co. (1870s uniss. pictorial), Marysville Tunnel & Quartz Mining Co. (18...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*******c for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Large California Mining Ephemera Collection: Billheads, Checks, Letters, Covers, Etc.1071 - Large California Mining Ephemera Collection: Billheads, Checks, Letters, Covers, Etc.
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26 pieces: Letters, covers, billheads, reports, checks, etc. 1) "For Sale Immediately" A Going, Paying California Gold Mine, May, 1901. 2)...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*********1 for (65.00 + 14.95) = 79.95
 
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Colorado Mining Correspondence1072 - Colorado Mining Correspondence
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Lot of fifteen. All with original covers, including 8 Colorado School of Mines corner advertising and 2 Liberty Bell Mine of Telluride. Cancels includ
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to b******1 for (325.00 + 65.00) = 390.00
 
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Reliance Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate1073 - Reliance Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Location: Black Hawk, Gilpin County. Inc. in New York in 1867. No. 149. Not cancelled. Issued for 5shares to John B. Bacon on July 19th, 1867. Signed
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Big Five Mining Stock & Bond Suite (4)1074 - Big Five Mining Stock & Bond Suite (4)
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Lot of 4. 1) Two different $100 bonds issued 1907 for The Big Five Tunnel, Ore Reduction and Transportation Company. Not cancelled. 9" x 13.5&q...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c*********p for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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Prospectus for the Gilpin Gold & Silver Mining Co. of Colorado (Gilpin County)1075 - Prospectus for the Gilpin Gold & Silver Mining Co. of Colorado (Gilpin County)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
24 pages. No map. Offices in Philadelphia, Organized under a special charter in Pennsylvania. Prospectus, Charter & By-Laws. President is John B...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b****3 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Richardson Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate, Central City 18801076 - Richardson Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate, Central City 1880
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Cert. #57, issued to Egbert Gurnsey for 150 shares in 1880. Incorporated in New York. Signed by D.H. Baldwin as president and Thomas J. Barbour as sec
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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The Bates-Hunter Mining Company Stock Certificate1077 - The Bates-Hunter Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Location of mines: Central City. Inc. in CO. No. 2216, issued for 100 shares to Albion Little on Dec. 18, 1891. Not cancelled. No vignette. Pink paper
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Mining Prospectus and Letter: UPR and Little Kingdom Mines1078 - Mining Prospectus and Letter: UPR and Little Kingdom Mines
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1) Booklet "The U.P.R. Milling and Mines Company" 9" x 6". 16 pages. Description of operations including small map of claims. C...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******1 for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Pre-emption Certificate of Mining Claim, Colorado Territory1079 - Pre-emption Certificate of Mining Claim, Colorado Territory
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The certificate was filed by Hazeu Cheney (1808-1877) on Dec. 3, 1864 for pre-emption of claim no. 8 from the Discovery Claim on the Green By Lode for
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a**********o for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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By-Laws of The Federal Union Gold Mining Company1080 - By-Laws of The Federal Union Gold Mining Company
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By-laws of the Federal Union Mining Company, Clear Creek County, Colorado, organized March 27, 1866. Capital stock $1000,000. Franklin Job Printing, G
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Territorial Colorado Mining Document to WH Russell (Stagecoach Pioneer)1081 - Territorial Colorado Mining Document to WH Russell (Stagecoach Pioneer)
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"For value Received I assign to WH Russell two hundred fifty share of the capital stock of Star Gold Mining Co. of Colorado, this 27 day of Sep...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to a****y for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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The Panama Mining & Reduction Company Stock Certificate1082 - The Panama Mining & Reduction Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Illinois, mines in Clear Creek County, Colorado. No certificate number, but stock issued for 400 shares to the company president (Garrabraut)
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Territorial Colorado Mining Survey1083 - Territorial Colorado Mining Survey
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Survey No. 380 Mineral District No. 2 Plat of the Severance and Harvey claim upon the Coral Lode in the Argentine Mining District, Clear Creek County
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Collection of Cripple Creek Mining Paper1084 - Collection of Cripple Creek Mining Paper
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Approximately 11 pieces of various mining related material from Cripple Creek, Colorado. This material includes receipts, time checks, Certificates o
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Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to b******1 for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Cripple Creek Mining Ephemera Collection1085 - Cripple Creek Mining Ephemera Collection
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More than 50 documents. Most are typed documents promoting a mining company: Davis McCuan Investment Company, Mary McKinney Mining Company annual meet
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r***6 for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Cripple Creek Mining Prospectus and Rock Catalog1086 - Cripple Creek Mining Prospectus and Rock Catalog
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1) Prospectus for the Omaha and Cripple Creek Mining and Leasing Company. The company plans to "go right into the heart of this Gold Belt [in C...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 300.00
 
 
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The Pinkerton Labor Spy (Cripple Creek Labor Wars)1087 - The Pinkerton Labor Spy (Cripple Creek Labor Wars)
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By Morris Friedman, published 1907 detailing the Pinkerton Detective agency's role in the Cripple Creek violent mining labor wars. 230 pages, pu...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Two Cripple Creek Mining Reports from the Same Geologist1088 - Two Cripple Creek Mining Reports from the Same Geologist
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1) Prospectus for the Charlevoix Gold Mining Co. Inc. in Colorado in 1894. Principal office in Colorado Springs. c.1895. Written by H.P. Parmelee, geo
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 2******o for (35.00 + 8.05) = 43.05
 
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Consolidated Mining Company of Seven Mines Stock Certificate1089 - Consolidated Mining Company of Seven Mines Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 124 for 100 shares to George H Adams in 1880. We could find little information about this mine. Rare! Some staining, cut roughly at left, and on tea
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to a****y for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Prospectus and Report of Denver Mining Company1090 - Prospectus and Report of Denver Mining Company
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Pamphlet published by the board of the mining company. (9.25" x 5.75") 19 pp. Front cover has embossed stamp: General Library of the Unive...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b****3 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Synopsis of the Plan and Objects Relating to the Colorado Mining Land Company1091 - Synopsis of the Plan and Objects Relating to the Colorado Mining Land Company
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Pamphlet includes a general history and an elaborate map of the New State of Colorado. Published by the principal offices, Buffalo, NY and Denver CO.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Report of the Mines of the McKinley Mining and Smelting Co.1092 - Report of the Mines of the McKinley Mining and Smelting Co.
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Paper covered report (9 x 6") of the Examination of the Mines of the McKinley Mining and Smelting Company by James Angus Snedaker. The report g...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (30.00 + 6.90) = 36.90
 
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Accord Mining and Milling Co. Prospectus and Photographs1093 - Accord Mining and Milling Co. Prospectus and Photographs
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Clear Creek County. Lot of 4. 1) Prospectus. 9 pages. 6" x 3.5" Looks to have been printed around 1905, but was written in heavily, with d...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to r*********r for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Dunderberg Mining Company Certificate of Incorporation & By-laws1094 - Dunderberg Mining Company Certificate of Incorporation & By-laws
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Dunderberg Mining Company, 1879. Booklet is 9" x 5.75", 13p. Pristine condition. City: Georgetown State: Colorado Date: 1879 ID# 37418
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6*****b for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Georgetown Assay and Letter Lot1095 - Georgetown Assay and Letter Lot
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Lot of 12. 1) 1882 letter from New York to London, "....absolutely false in regard to the price I have been offering the ppty" ",,,of...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*****r for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Prospectus of The Cascade Mining Company of New York and Colorado (Clear Creek County)1096 - Prospectus of The Cascade Mining Company of New York and Colorado (Clear Creek County)
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Silver mine near Georgetown. 20 pages. Printed by Press of Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, New York. Located on the Charter Oak Ridge (five miles up the v...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Prospectus for The Cascade Mining Company of New York & Colorado1097 - Prospectus for The Cascade Mining Company of New York & Colorado
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Silver mine located in Clear Creek County near Georgetown.1) 1876 prospectus. 20 pages. Begins with description of Georgetown and the Cascade Claim (d
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Start Price : 110.00 | Estimates : 220.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Republican Mountain Silver Mines Co. Ephemera1098 - Republican Mountain Silver Mines Co. Ephemera
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1) List of mining capital stock owners (one is Kit Carson) and some expenses for the Consolidated Republican Mountain Mining Co. 2) Abstract of record
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aksarben Gold Mining Company Prospectus1099 - Aksarben Gold Mining Company Prospectus
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Only 35 miles from Denver at Idaho Springs in Chaffee County. 8 pages with one full page photograph, one claim map, and one cross section map. Blue wr
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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