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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1852 Report of Ulster Mine (James T. Hodge) w/ Folding Map (Ellenville, New York)1200 - 1852 Report of Ulster Mine (James T. Hodge) w/ Folding Map (Ellenville, New York)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 pages. Disbound. Mine involved in copper and lead mining. Ellenville, Ulster County, New York. Situated 100 miles from New York City. Printed by D.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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George Vigouroux Correspondence Collection (Creator of Mines Manual)1201 - George Vigouroux Correspondence Collection (Creator of Mines Manual)
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Approximately 17 letters and other material sent to Geo. E. Vigouroux, Esq. in New York. Vigouroux was very active in writing important mining and mi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to l*******c for (190.00 + 43.70) = 233.70
 
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North American Mines Exhibition Program1202 - North American Mines Exhibition Program
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36+ pages. Includes many photographs. Special attention paid to 1) Cobalt in Coleman, Ontario, Canada. 2) Al D. Myers, sometimes called the father of
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to q********s.. for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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1853 Report of the Perseverance Mining Company (Philip T. Tyson) w/ Map (North Carolina)1203 - 1853 Report of the Perseverance Mining Company (Philip T. Tyson) w/ Map (North Carolina)
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12 pages with map. "Report of the Gold Deposites [sic.] and Works of the Perseverance Mining Company in North Carolina. By Philip T. Tyson.&quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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1876 Report on the Steel Gold Mine (Charles T. Jackson) (North Carolina)1204 - 1876 Report on the Steel Gold Mine (Charles T. Jackson) (North Carolina)
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15 pages. "Reports on the Steel Gold Mine, Montgomery County, North Carolina" by Dr. Charles T. Jackson, Prof. Frederick A. Genth, Prof. E...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Annual Report of The Person Consolidated Copper & Gold Mines Company (North Carolina)1205 - Annual Report of The Person Consolidated Copper & Gold Mines Company (North Carolina)
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Location: Virgilina Mining District, Person County, North Carolina. 12 pages. A somewhat critical report by L.N. White, manager. They are working on t
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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1853 Report of the Manteo Mining Company w/ maps (by. Philip T. Johnson) (North Carolina)1206 - 1853 Report of the Manteo Mining Company w/ maps (by. Philip T. Johnson) (North Carolina)
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27 pages. "Report on the Gold Deposites [sic.] and Works of the Manteo Mining Company in North Carolina, by Philip T. Tyson." Printed by J...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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1853 Report of Wheatley, Brookdale, & Charlestown Mines (Henry D. Rogers)1207 - 1853 Report of Wheatley, Brookdale, & Charlestown Mines (Henry D. Rogers)
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40 pages. "Reports of Professor Henry D. Roger on Wheatley, Brookdale, and Charlestown Mines, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania."...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*********p for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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1851 Acts of Incorporation, By-Laws and Report for The Gap Mining Company (Pennsylvania)1208 - 1851 Acts of Incorporation, By-Laws and Report for The Gap Mining Company (Pennsylvania)
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16 pages. Report by Prof. Fred A. Genth, "Together with an Assay of the Ores by Him, and also by Prof. M.H. Boye." Articles and By-Laws ma...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Mercer Mining & Manufacturing Company Sock Certificate #41209 - Mercer Mining & Manufacturing Company Sock Certificate #4
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Coal mine in Mercer County. Low number 4 for 200 shares to Gilbert McKibbin. Signed by treasurer Paul Wick and president Thomas (?). In 1868, Benjamin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*******c for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Correspondence to President of the Warrior Run Mining Company1210 - Correspondence to President of the Warrior Run Mining Company
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Five letters to Charles Bartles of the Warrior Run Mining Company. Seven covers. Five are corner advertising covers with two different company cc...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to l*******c for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Pennsylvania Mining Correspondence and One Annual Report1211 - Pennsylvania Mining Correspondence and One Annual Report
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6 letters total. There is a great letter stamped "Blood's Despatch" about a stockholder's meeting for the Somerset Smelting and Mi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to l*******c for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Pennsylvania Mining Stereoviews1212 - Pennsylvania Mining Stereoviews
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Lot of eighteen. Includes anthracite mine shaft, coal breaker no. 8, shipping coal by train, slate picker, young boys picking up slate in the coal bre
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Two Annual Reports for Portsmouth Coal Company1213 - Two Annual Reports for Portsmouth Coal Company
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Two different reports for the same coal company. 1) 1850 Articles of Association & Agreement of the Portsmouth Coal Company with Reports to the ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Topographic and Geologic Atlas of the Black Hills of South Dakota (1879)1214 - Topographic and Geologic Atlas of the Black Hills of South Dakota (1879)
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...to accompany the report of Henry Newton, geologist, part of the Powell survey. This exceptionally rare atlas volume which is approximately 2 x 3&...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (1,500.00 + 345.00) = 1,845.00
 
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Early Large Stereoviews of Mining at Lead, South Dakota1215 - Early Large Stereoviews of Mining at Lead, South Dakota
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Seven original large scale stereo view photographs of mining at Lead from approximately 1877. These views are unique because they are large, about fou
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Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to S*****3 for (350.00 + 70.00) = 420.00
 
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Homestake Mining Company Reports and Letters1216 - Homestake Mining Company Reports and Letters
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Featured in several correspondence pieces and story (prospectus) is CE McHugh, Mgr., Homestake Extension Mining Co., Black Hills, South Dakota. They b
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Very Early Tennessee Mining Stock Certificate1217 - Very Early Tennessee Mining Stock Certificate
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Number 245 of 1,400 shares. Signed by Hurley. One share in all the Mineral Property of W. R. Hurley & Co. Also the bearer is to pay $100 to the ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Le Champ D'Or, French Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate1218 - Le Champ D'Or, French Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Le Champ d'Or, French Gold, May 22, 1895. Share Warrant issued from London. Ten shares, nos. 125136 to 125145. Bearer no. 31677. Half of the cer...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1909 Annual Report of the Bingham Central Railway1219 - 1909 Annual Report of the Bingham Central Railway
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Only 14 pages (11.75 x 9"), but packed full of what a collector wants. 33" fold out print of the Utah Copper Company's open pit. 13&qu...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*****s for (55.00 + 11.00) = 66.00
 
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Two Reports for Carisa Copper & Gold Mining Company (Mammoth, Tintic Mining District, Utah)1220 - Two Reports for Carisa Copper & Gold Mining Company (Mammoth, Tintic Mining District, Utah)
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Mines at Mammoth, Tintic Mining District, Juab County, Utah. 1) 1902 Statement to Stockholders. 12 pages. Claims include: Carisa, Miners' Deligh...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Utah Mining Ephemera1221 - Utah Mining Ephemera
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Lot of seven. Includes: two annual reports from the Utah Copper Company, 1908, 11" x 8.5", 23p, with photos and fold-out map and 1917, 11&...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*****s for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Three Different Utah Mining Reports / Prospectuses1222 - Three Different Utah Mining Reports / Prospectuses
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1) 1902 Report of The Daly West Mining Company. 11 pages. Mine located in Park City. Report from superintendent, secretary, and president, including a
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Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to l**********s for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Utah Mine Photographs from Paul Kerr of Columbia University1223 - Utah Mine Photographs from Paul Kerr of Columbia University
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Group of about thirty original photographs from the Copper King Mine, the Sawtooth Range, and other locations. Photographs by Professor Paul Kerr of C
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Utah Mining Archive1224 - Utah Mining Archive
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Lot of 22. Includes letterheads for the Beaver Mines Company, Bullion Beck and Champion Mining Company of Eureka, Utah Consolidated Mining & Mil...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Utah Mining Letterheads1225 - Utah Mining Letterheads
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Lot of thirteen. 1) CH Lashbrook billhead from Bingham Canon. Selling Hercules Powder to S Holderman. 2) Knight Investment Company letter about cleari
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Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to c*********p for (70.00 + 16.10) = 86.10
 
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Annual Report of The Rooks Mining Co. (Gold) w/ lithographs and map (Plymouth, Vermont)1226 - Annual Report of The Rooks Mining Co. (Gold) w/ lithographs and map (Plymouth, Vermont)
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Location: Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont. Black leather binding with gilt lettering. 47 pages with index. Printed by Coburn Bros. & Snow, Bos...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Annual Report of the James River & Kanawha Co. (Canal Transportation) (R. Pumpelly's Copy)1227 - Annual Report of the James River & Kanawha Co. (Canal Transportation) (R. Pumpelly's Copy)
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64 pages with table of contents. Personal copy of famous geologist Raphael Pumpelly (signed on front cover). The James River and Kanawha Co. was a can
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Echo Copper Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate1228 - Echo Copper Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate
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Number 269 for 1,000 shares to J. Marion Miller. Signed by secretary Stiles and president John Rhode. Vignette is of a mythological man blowing into a
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*********p for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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1818 Geologic Map of America (William McClure)1229 - 1818 Geologic Map of America (William McClure)
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Important second edition of the first Geologic Map of America by William McClure, 1818. This important work was published in the transactions of the A
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (650.00 + 149.50) = 799.50
 
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1822 Second Geological Map of the United States (Parker Cleveland)1230 - 1822 Second Geological Map of the United States (Parker Cleveland)
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Important second geologic map of the United States, 1822. Elementary treatise of the mineralogy and geology...of the United States of America, by Park
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Early Reports form the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists1231 - Early Reports form the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists
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Reports of the first, second, and third meeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists at Philadelphia. Printed in Boston, 1843. 54
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*********1 for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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The Practical Miner's Guide by J. Budge (1845) (Assaying & Mining)1232 - The Practical Miner's Guide by J. Budge (1845) (Assaying & Mining)
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Rare! 215 pages of text. This copy has not been read as some of the pages remain uncut. This is an early miners guide that discusses assaying in detai
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p********n for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Atlas Accompanying Volume Three on the Mining Industry by Clarence King (Comstock Lode)1233 - Atlas Accompanying Volume Three on the Mining Industry by Clarence King (Comstock Lode)
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This rare map atlas volume contains 14 plates accompanying the mining industry volume. The volume mostly is on the Comstock Lode with an additional ma
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to c*********p for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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1876 Atlas to Accompany Clarence King Survey- Very Rare Geologic Reference (Nevada, Colorado, Utah)1234 - 1876 Atlas to Accompany Clarence King Survey- Very Rare Geologic Reference (Nevada, Colorado, Utah)
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Extremely rare map atlas accompanying the King survey. This copy has all original boards and spine with some wear to the spine and corners. It is rema
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to v********i.. for (4,000.00 + 920.00) = 4,920.00
 
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United States Annual Mining Review and Stock Ledger for 18791235 - United States Annual Mining Review and Stock Ledger for 1879
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This is published by the Mining Review Publishing Company of New York in 1879. There are there are approximately 500 pages in the book. It is paginate
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 6*****b for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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The Mines, Miners and Mining Interests of the United States (1882) (Fabulous Mining Reference)1236 - The Mines, Miners and Mining Interests of the United States (1882) (Fabulous Mining Reference)
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Compiled by William Ralston Balch. This book is one of the all-time classic mining references. It contains well in excess of 1100 pages with detailed
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to P*****9 for (350.00 + 80.50) = 430.50
 
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The Mining Directory and Reference Book (1890)1237 - The Mining Directory and Reference Book (1890)
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The Mining Directory and Reference Book for the United States, Canada and Mexico for the year 1890. Published by the Poole Brothers. This is an except
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 6*****b for (350.00 + 70.00) = 420.00
 
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The Only Daily Mining Newspaper in the World (Booklet)1238 - The Only Daily Mining Newspaper in the World (Booklet)
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"Without apology, but with obvious purpose, this booklet is dedicated to the advertising public..." If you were not sure whether to advert...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6*****b for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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The Copper Handbook- Volume II- 19021239 - The Copper Handbook- Volume II- 1902
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The Copper Handbook, A Manual of the Copper Industry of the United States and Foreign Countries. Volume II, by Horace Stevens, Houghton, Michigan. The
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to S*****3 for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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The Copper Handbook- Volume X- 1910-19111240 - The Copper Handbook- Volume X- 1910-1911
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The Copper Handbook, A Manual of the Copper Industry of the World. The tenth edition of this classic mining reference book. Hard cover bound in green
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********n for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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The Mines Handbook- 19261241 - The Mines Handbook- 1926
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The 1926 Edition of the classic reference book. Hard cover bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. 2129 pp. The Mines Handbook left behind the limit
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r***6 for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Mining and Other Correspondence1242 - Mining and Other Correspondence
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10 pieces include: 1837 letter and cover regarding sinking a new mining shaft and putting in a new boiler and pump; letter (notice) and cover of bank
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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21 Letters and 15 Photographs from an Itinerant Miner in the Western United States (CA. NV. AZ)1243 - 21 Letters and 15 Photographs from an Itinerant Miner in the Western United States (CA. NV. AZ)
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This group of letters (all transcribed) is from John Alexander Forbes who left his home in Nova Scotia and headed west to make his fortune. They give
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 6*****b for (400.00 + 80.00) = 480.00
 
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Aetna Powder Co. Folding Miners Candlestick1244 - Aetna Powder Co. Folding Miners Candlestick
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Choice Aetna Powder Co. miners candle stick. Wilson & Bobrink 267, page 134 of "Miners Candlesticks". Listed by Wislon & Bobrink a...
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Start Price : 3,500.00 | Estimates : 7,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Two Mining Stoping Picks1245 - Two Mining Stoping Picks
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One is marked 'Washoe.' 32 inches. They other is marked with a '4' and what appears to be '...works.' 31 inches. With period...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*********r for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Eight Assay and Blasting Documents (California & Colorado)1246 - Eight Assay and Blasting Documents (California & Colorado)
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1) 1888 California Powder Works letterhead. San Francisco. 2) 1891 John Taylor letterhead about the Germania Lead Works. 3) 1917 Eagle Ore Company ass
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Huge Misc. Mining Archive1247 - Huge Misc. Mining Archive
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Over 60 pieces, included are billheads, letters, covers with corner advertising, map, deeds, publications and more. Some are: Night Hawk Mining Compan
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Mineral Collecting Letters1248 - Mineral Collecting Letters
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Eleven items. 1) Limestone Products of Newton, New Jersey. "Please be sure that your group is ready to sign the releases..." 2) State of N...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Mining Company Billheads1249 - Mining Company Billheads
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Over 30 pieces. Pictorial pieces include Hendrie & Bolthoff of Denver, postcard size advertising for Blake's Challenge Rock Breaker, McFarla...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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