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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Tri-State Mining Group1150 - Tri-State Mining Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. 1) Boston Little Circle Zinc Company prospectus. 4 pages. c1899. 2) Missouri Lad & Coal Company Prospectus. 4 pages. 3) Fredonia and C...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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Anaconda Mine Souvenir Plate1151 - Anaconda Mine Souvenir Plate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small souvenir plate for the Anaconda Mine at Butte, Montana. Made by Wheelock in Dresden for Hight and Fairfield of Butte, Montana. Colorful and deco
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to F****e for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Mining Photo Album from Butte, Montana1152 - Mining Photo Album from Butte, Montana
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This album contains photographs by geologist Edward W Lindquist from 1903. The album contains about thirteen 5 x 7 photographs of mill buildings and a
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to 1**9 for (850.00 + 170.00) = 1,020.00
 
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Three Different Butte Mining Reports1153 - Three Different Butte Mining Reports
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1) 1901, 11th Annual Report of The Bald Butte Mining Company. 11 pages. Recent developments include the opening of a new vein and the addition of Diam
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Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to r***6 for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Montana School of Mines Cap with Miner's Lamp1154 - Montana School of Mines Cap with Miner's Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miner's Cap is signed by the students of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Montana School of Mines. Some of the signatures are bod, b...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montana Smelter Cabinet Card1155 - Montana Smelter Cabinet Card
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A cabinet card displaying the Boston & Montana smelter. The back of the card reads "New York Copper Co in Meaderville 1879 - later known a...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 1**9 for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Report & By-Laws of The Western Star Mining Co. Meagher County, Montana Territory1156 - Report & By-Laws of The Western Star Mining Co. Meagher County, Montana Territory
Holabird Western Americana Collections
23 pages. Printed by G.V. Town & Son, Philadelphia, 1879. Office in Philadelphia (as expected for early Montana mining). Mine located on Gold Hi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 6*****b for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Montana Mining Collection: Stereoviews, Covers, Letters, Checks1157 - Montana Mining Collection: Stereoviews, Covers, Letters, Checks
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1-5) Five Montana Mining Stereoviews: interior of Stewart Mine, Butte, Anaconda, etc. 6-9) Four Montana covers. Includes Anaconda pictorial of the Was
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D******3 for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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Preliminary Report of the United States Geological Survey of Montana and Portions of Adjacent Territ1158 - Preliminary Report of the United States Geological Survey of Montana and Portions of Adjacent Territ
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By FV Hayden, Washington. 538 pages of text with it including index. Includes numerous foldout maps (5) and illustrations (64) throughout. Tight bindi
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Nicely Framed William Andrews Clark Signed Stock Certificate and Photograph1159 - Nicely Framed William Andrews Clark Signed Stock Certificate and Photograph
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Stock number A606 for 100 shares to QM Jones in 1885. Signed by secretary JH Moore and WA Clark. Iconic engraving by E. G. Williams & Bro, New Y...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to k***v for (190.00 + 43.70) = 233.70
 
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1865 Report of United Reese River Silver Mining Co. (Austin, NV) by Benjamin Silliman1160 - 1865 Report of United Reese River Silver Mining Co. (Austin, NV) by Benjamin Silliman
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21 pages. "United Reese River Silver Mining Company, Situated in Austin, Lander County, Nevada. Report by B. Silliman, M.A., M.D., of Yale Coll...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to w*******1 for (750.00 + 150.00) = 900.00
 
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Starr-Grove Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate1161 - Starr-Grove Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Uncancelled stock, no. 1086 issued to Augustine Thomas, 100 shares, signed by Wm. S. Clark, President and John R. Rothurll, Secretary. Lewis District.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1*****c for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Two Rare Mining Reports for Bullfrog w/ multiple maps1162 - Two Rare Mining Reports for Bullfrog w/ multiple maps
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1) 1905 typed report from W.A. Stanton, mining engineer, regarding the claims on Montgomery Mountain. 4 pages, signed by Stanton. Describes work at th
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r*********r for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Gresham Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (Cactus Springs, Nevada)1163 - Gresham Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (Cactus Springs, Nevada)
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Uncancelled, no 376 issued to Wilson J. Corroll, 1500 shares, signed by W. S. Kolak, president and F. G. Redden, secretary. The Cactus Springs distric
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*******m for (25.00 + 5.75) = 30.75
 
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1893 Candelaria, Nevada Mining Letter w/ Corner Advertising Cover from Newspaper1164 - 1893 Candelaria, Nevada Mining Letter w/ Corner Advertising Cover from Newspaper
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Great postal history envelope with a corner advertising from "The Chloride Belt." Excellent double ring, large, magenta cancel. The Chlori...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to j***d for (425.00 + 97.75) = 522.75
 
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Cornucopia Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate1165 - Cornucopia Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate
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Uncancelled stock, no. 609 issued to J. W. Pew, Trustee, 50 shares, signed by Wm. M. Pierson, President and J. W. Pew, Secretary, 1877. Cornucopia was
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Panther Mines Company, Inc. Stock Certificate (Cornucopia, Nevada)1166 - Panther Mines Company, Inc. Stock Certificate (Cornucopia, Nevada)
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No. 359, issued to George Temperley, one hundred shares of capitol stock, signed by Roy R. Woods, President, and A. R. Cave, Secretary, August, 1929.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to t*******d for (10.00 + 2.00) = 12.00
 
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The Original "Black Hawk Mining Company" Prospectus (Lincoln County, Nevada)1167 - The Original "Black Hawk Mining Company" Prospectus (Lincoln County, Nevada)
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Prospectus on the newly secured possession of two valuable gold and silver mines in Eldorado Canyon. 16 pages. Nine small photographs and one map. Pen
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*******d for (35.00 + 7.00) = 42.00
 
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Ely Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate1168 - Ely Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Uncancelled, no. 531, issued to B. L. Schmitt, Trustee 25 shares, signed by H. _. Lyons, president and T. W. Colburn, secretary. Incorporated 1871. Da
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Oneota Mining Co. Stock Certificate (Esmeralda County, Nevada)1169 - Oneota Mining Co. Stock Certificate (Esmeralda County, Nevada)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location: Oneota Mining District, Esmeralda County. Inc. in California, Jan. 27, 1876. No. 40. Issued for 1,000 shares to Parker Brittenden (?) on Feb
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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1907 Ten Page Goldfield, Nevada Letter with Great Content1170 - 1907 Ten Page Goldfield, Nevada Letter with Great Content
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The letter is from "Bill' to his wife and child in Joplin Missouri. "...I am in the tent house seated on a tin 5 gallon can with one o...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to j***d for (325.00 + 74.75) = 399.75
 
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The Nevada Blue Ridge Mining Company Stock Certificate (Lander County)1171 - The Nevada Blue Ridge Mining Company Stock Certificate (Lander County)
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Uncancelled stock, no. 45 issued to E. W. Wiggins, 50 shares, signed by J. F. Woodman, Vice-President and W. W. Wiggins, Secretary, 1880. Beautiful go
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*********r for (55.00 + 11.00) = 66.00
 
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Mill City, Nevada Mining Crew Panorama1172 - Mill City, Nevada Mining Crew Panorama
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This panorama is most assuredly connected to the four from the Toulon / Nightingale / Mill City area. Has been noted on back "Crew at Mill City...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to n********d for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Mill City, Nevada Photographs and Negatives1173 - Mill City, Nevada Photographs and Negatives
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Original group of five sets (about 75 total) of 4 x 5" photographs by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University. These photos show the mines a...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j***d for (325.00 + 74.75) = 399.75
 
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Never-Before-Seen Mineral Hill, Nevada Panoramic Photo Postcard1174 - Never-Before-Seen Mineral Hill, Nevada Panoramic Photo Postcard
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We have never seen this view of Mineral Hill. It is on a double post card (unused). 3.5 x 10". Taken by Photo Studio, Eureka, Nevada. At least ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Oreana and Mill City, Nevada Glass Slides1175 - Oreana and Mill City, Nevada Glass Slides
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Original group of approximately 64 4" x 5" glass slides of mine, mill, town and Mountain View's in this historic area of Humboldt Coun...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to j***d for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Oreana, Golconda, and Wadsworth Photographs and Negatives1176 - Oreana, Golconda, and Wadsworth Photographs and Negatives
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A stray group of original negatives, both plastic and glass, of photographs in Nevada at Oreana, Golconda, and Wadsworth about 1940. These are from th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j***d for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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19 Pioneer, Nevada Documents and Photographs1177 - 19 Pioneer, Nevada Documents and Photographs
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This group of documents represent an attempt to reinvigorate this mining area. It revolves around the Indiana Mine and Mill. The stock holders of the
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to e*****r for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Continental Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate (Reveille, Nevada)1178 - Continental Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate (Reveille, Nevada)
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Uncancelled stock, no. 531 issued to W. J. Lees, 150 shares, signed by Benjamin R. Western, President and W. A. Hull, Secretary, 1882. Reveille (Nye C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e******9 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Montgomery Shoshone Consolidated Mining Company Report to Stockholders (Rhyolite, Nevada)1179 - Montgomery Shoshone Consolidated Mining Company Report to Stockholders (Rhyolite, Nevada)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 x 9". 32 pages. Four full page black and white maps: Nevada and Montgomery Shoshone property. Two 2-page 1/2 height panorama photographs. Mi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*********r for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Silver Dyke, Nevada Photographs1180 - Silver Dyke, Nevada Photographs
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Original group of about forty photographs of Silver Dyke by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University. This is a remarkable photographic archive of t
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j***d for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Adolph Sutro Business Cards, Sutro Tunnel, Nevada1181 - Adolph Sutro Business Cards, Sutro Tunnel, Nevada
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1) Original business card for Adolph Sutro at Sutro Nevada and 2) a business card for Edgar E Sutro, representing Mr. Adolph Sutro, of the Montgomery
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8******1 for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Montana-Tonopah Mining Company Report1182 - Montana-Tonopah Mining Company Report
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Rare. Printed by Miner Print, Tonopah. Includes reports from the president (Chas. E. Knox), the superintendent (Donald B. Gillies) and general manager
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*****0 for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Three Different Tonopah Mining Reports1183 - Three Different Tonopah Mining Reports
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First two are for the Tonopah Mining Co. of Nevada: 1) 1907. 5th Annual report. 26 pages. Nine full page black-and-white photographs of the property a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*****0 for (180.00 + 41.40) = 221.40
 
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Tonopah Mining Ephemera1184 - Tonopah Mining Ephemera
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1) McNamara Mining & Milling Company stock, 100 shares, 1920. 2) Map of Main Workings Tonopah Camp. 3) Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Repo...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to r***6 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Rare Volume of Letters for the Twin River Mining Company (Twin River, Nevada)1185 - Rare Volume of Letters for the Twin River Mining Company (Twin River, Nevada)
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Lot of 55+. Most of the letters are addressed to Thomas Mason of Quincy Mining Company fame. The earliest letters revolve around sending someone to Ne
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 6*****b for (10,000.00 + 2,000.00) = 12,000.00
 
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Two Annual Reports for the Consolidated California & Virginia Mining Company (Virginia City, Nevada)1186 - Two Annual Reports for the Consolidated California & Virginia Mining Company (Virginia City, Nevada)
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Two different reports for this famous Comstock mine, site of the Bonanza Discovery of 1873.1) 1901 report. 29 pages. Report is from the mine superinte
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Harper's Weekly Pages on White Pine Mining District1187 - Harper's Weekly Pages on White Pine Mining District
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three pages (one is duplicate) from Harper's, April 24, 1869. One is a news page that discusses the White Pine Mining District in Nevada; the ot...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to F****e for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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Mint Condition "Explorations in Nevada and Arizona" (1872 Mining Reference)1188 - Mint Condition "Explorations in Nevada and Arizona" (1872 Mining Reference)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mint copy of Explorations in Nevada and Arizona, 1871, the Humphreys report by Geo. Wheeler. Published in 1872, this original work with the landmark d
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to b*****s for (475.00 + 95.00) = 570.00
 
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Large Nevada Mining Archive1189 - Large Nevada Mining Archive
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Lot of 24. 1) 1865 location claim for H. N. Conger in Virginia City. He was an early arrival on the Comstock and by 1875 had 10,000 head of cattle nea
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to l*******c for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Nevada Mine Photograph Archive from Prof. Paul Kerr1190 - Nevada Mine Photograph Archive from Prof. Paul Kerr
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Original group of approximately one hundred photographs from places such as American Canyon, Virginia City, the Pilot Range, Black Mule Mine, Sodavill
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Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j***d for (375.00 + 86.25) = 461.25
 
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Nevada Mining Reports / Prospectuses (Comstock, Pioche, Yerington)1191 - Nevada Mining Reports / Prospectuses (Comstock, Pioche, Yerington)
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Lot of four. 1) 1916 Report of Savage Gold & Silver Mining Co, Hale & Norcross Mining Co., Chollar Mining Co. and Potosi Mining Co. on the C...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to b******a for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Colossal Mining Company Archive (Apache Mining District, New Mexico)1192 - Colossal Mining Company Archive (Apache Mining District, New Mexico)
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Lot of 12. 1) 1919 lease to purchase on letterhead of C. T. Brown, mining engineer. 2) 1919 letter from Socorro State Bank with the $15,000 loan agree
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Engle, New Mexico Assay Receipts1193 - Engle, New Mexico Assay Receipts
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This is a lot of five rare assay receipts from Walter M. James, assayer of Engle, New Mexico. They are all dated, with two dated April 1, 1882, and th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*****s for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Mimbres Mining Company Letter Book (Georgetown, New Mexico)1194 - Mimbres Mining Company Letter Book (Georgetown, New Mexico)
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Wow! 28 letters mostly on Mimbres letterhead from Thomas B Pheby talking about his work on the lease. The Mimbres was formed around 1870 and ended ope
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 6*****b for (10,000.00 + 2,000.00) = 12,000.00
 
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Silver City Mining & Milling Company Large Map (Silver City, New Mexico)1195 - Silver City Mining & Milling Company Large Map (Silver City, New Mexico)
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Original 30 x 30" map of the mines, mill and property of the Silver City Mining and Milling Company, Grant County, New Mexico. The lithograph i...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m****2 for (475.00 + 109.25) = 584.25
 
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Mining Center of New Mexico (Mining Magazine)1196 - Mining Center of New Mexico (Mining Magazine)
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Socorro Mining Center of New Mexico, 1882, Socorro Miner Office. Small fold out map. Forerunner of today's magazines, advertising pages equal wr...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8******m for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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New Mexico Mining Documents1197 - New Mexico Mining Documents
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Lot of three. 1) Expenses for the Merritt Mining and Milling Company from September 1887 to January 1889. Mostly for the watchman. This was a Socorro
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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New Mexico Mining Letters1198 - New Mexico Mining Letters
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Lot of seven. 1) 1880 location of the Bonanza Mine and 1500 linear feet of gold silver, and copper bearing ore. Located by Rufus Bennett. 2-3) Jura-Tr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*******c for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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1872 Tilly Foster Iron Mines Report (Brewsters, New York)1199 - 1872 Tilly Foster Iron Mines Report (Brewsters, New York)
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"Report and Analysis of the Tilly Foster Iron Mines" , Brewsters, New York. John H. Cheever, Treasurer. Signed by Andrew Kosgriff, Superin...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 2******d for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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