Fall Americana Auction- October 2019

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Petroliana, Aviation, WWII, Art, Native Americana, Railroadiana
The Ken Prag Collection, The Virginia & Truckee Railroad Depot Collection, The Danforth WWII Aviation Collection, Mining, Minerals and Gold! And much more!
Welcome to our Fall Season Second-Chance Sale! If you missed any of our 2019 sales, now is your second chance to fill the holes in your collection. Once again we are offering an incredible selection of rarities covering a broad range of collecting categories, featuring hundreds of new items such as mineral, ore and high-grade gold specimens with runaway potential for gold collectors. We are offering another group of new offerings from Ken Prag’s world-class stock certificate collection, with 1850s and 1860s rare western mining stocks with such incredible vignettes, artwork and colors that they considered cataloguing them with the fabulous selection of artwork we have in this sale. Other items include new Native American silver and turquoise jewelry with vintage pieces from famous Navajo, Hopi and Cherokee artisans, some incredibly rare antique Petroliana and vintage Service/Gas Station signage, authentic Railroadiana and mining artifacts directly from the old Virginia and Truckee Railroad Depot in Virginia City, Nevada, a handful of gorgeous, mint condition cigar box labels from the famous Alexander Bellanova Collection, and more.
In this auction we are honored to present for the first-time a remarkable collection of WWII Aviation Memorabilia compiled by a lifetime enthusiast, Robert Wayne Danforth, a man who lived life to the fullest until his untimely death in 2003 at the age of 44. Robert was a well-rounded man: Vice President of a healthcare company, a devoted family man, advanced professional diving instructor, expert skier, herpetologist, gourmand and falconer, but perhaps his greatest passion was aviation. He became hooked as a child when his toy-salesman father took him to Osh Kosh to demo his model airplanes. There he learned to identify planes from the sound of their engines; on some level, they spoke to him. As Robert Danforth grew, so did his passion and his interest in aviation soon included pilots as well, particularly the heroic aviators of WWII due to their skill, audacity and gallantry. Because Robert understood there was very little time to interact with these aging Aces before they were gone, he set out to meet and talk to pilots and aviation artists and read all he could about air battles and sorties. He poured over aviation catalogs…… and he plunged. Because of his passion and enthusiasm, in just a few years Robert Danforth amassed an impressive collection of special aviation art, autographed and remarqued, as well as books, model airplanes, photographs and a treasure trove of memories, which we are proud to represent in this catalog. Robert Wayne Danforth’s Aviation Collection is being offered for the first time to other collectors, who will hopefully enjoy owning a piece of this renaissance man’s lifelong passion.
As promised, this sale has a nice group of items from Pierce Powell’s Collection from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Depot stockpile! We decided to start off with some of the most collectible Petroliana Signage we’ve ever offered, including pieces so rare that collector’s have been waiting for them to appear on the market for over a decade, like the 5 to 6’ brand name gasoline signs from the 1920s-1930s. Sticking to the same theme, we put in some old, hard-to-find road signs, some unique due to their original location and guide information, like one from California Automobile Club we know auto enthusiasts and sign collectors are going to like. This first batch from the V & T Depot is just the tip of the iceberg. Pierce Powell has amassed such an eclectic stockpile that it’s going to take two to three sales for us to lots together all the categories represented. Another lot herein offers some antique cast iron theatre seating from the Virginia City Theatre where Humphry Bogart and number of other famous stars attended a premier event in the 1930s. Powell’s collection has something for everybody so stay tuned to see what comes out of the old V&T Depot next.
Last but not least we are pleased to offer over 100 prized items from the Fred Holabird Collection. Fred has been a well-known Appraiser and Auctioneer with over 30 years of expertise in Western Americana collectibles, with an emphasis on mining, minerals, gold, coinage, ingots, tokens, stock certificates, railroads, bottles and just about anything old, rusty, dug from the dirt, or found in an attic somewhere west of the Mississippi. Fred has appraised some of the most valuable western collections in both public and private holdings, published over a dozen books, articles and papers, researched and sold as least a half a million pieces of the past, and produced over 100 world-class catalogs filled with never-before researched history and considered key reference works for dealers and collectors world-wide. Fred is widely regarded as world renowned expert in his field and despite his best efforts, over his career he has amassed his own modest, but impressive collection of rare and unique pieces he just could not resist, along with his own family heirlooms and childhood treasures that first sparked his interest in antiques, geology, and collectible Americana. Collectors have seen some of Fred’s personal items pop up in his auctions from time to time, but after cleaning out his own attic, Fred (Robin) is finally ready to lighten his load. This noteworthy sale includes a large group from the Fred Holabird Collection that seasoned collectors and dealers have been waiting to snatch up for decades! Some of Fred’s prized bottles and rare documents are worthy of special mention, but of everything in Fred’s collection, it is his personal reference library that deserves the most attention. Over his career Fred Holabird has earned national and international attention for groundbreaking historical discovers, which he has shared with the world through lectures, interviews and his published work. He is credited with solving hundreds of histories mysteries and uncovering key details about America’s past, through his extensive expertise in research and unconventional methods of piecing stories together. With his educational background in geology, Fred applies a scientific thought process to his research work, and through his field work he identifies invaluable sources of information, sometimes never before referenced. With a natural tenacity about finding answers, since high school he has been compiling some of the most valuable reference works extant for mining and western American historical research. Fred’s library has been his most valuable asset throughout his career, second only to his brilliant mind. For advanced researchers and those passionate about knowing the truth of our past, this sale will be a landmark event. Many of his books are extremely rare and hard-to find, while others are relatively unknown and of little use to the general public. Wherever you see “The Fred Holabird Collection” in this catalog, you may want to take a closer look, because even items that appear common at first glance are sure to have value, rarity or significant importance, if they belonged to Fred Holabird.
In addition to the new collections presented, October’s sale is your second chance to bid on select items from the incredible Wigwam Collection of Native Americana, a colorful, tapestry of hand-woven rugs and other textiles made by skilled Afghani, Persion, Serougen Indian, Pakistani, Armenian and other artisans from the early to mid 1900s out of the Ben-Tcahvtchavadze Collection, the last of the beautiful, rare antique marbles from the Stephen Harman Collection, two remaining one-of-a-kind, museum worthy Ordovician Era fossils from the Houghton Estate Collection, and finally the last batch in the building from the massive Brian Thaler Postcard Collection we’ve lotted in mixed groups with rarities and early gems hidden in every lot. Rather than “Second Chance”, this could be your LAST Chance to pick up a piece from these great collections.
Dealers do not want to skip over the re-listed items as many will not be available after this event. Also, we’ve once again devoted a special section to Dealers filled with specials and great bargains we’ve lotted specifically with re-sellers in mind. Lots in this section cover a wide variety of collectible categories with selections of items with good resale potential grouped together and estimated low, so there is high profit potential for Dealers who sell the items individually.

All in all this October sale represents an opportunity that many advanced collectors, researchers and historians may never see again.
October’s event is filled with great new offerings, and this auction is scheduled right on time to give yourself or the Collector in your life a little piece of history for the holidays.
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Fairview-Red Rock Mines Company Stock Certificate  1069523549 - Fairview-Red Rock Mines Company Stock Certificate 106952
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Mines at Fairview, Nevada (printed under title). Inc. in Arizona. No. 264, issued for 200 shares to John Waisaner on March 29th, 1907 in Denver.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********s for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Dromedary Hump Mines Company Stock Certificate  1074313550 - Dromedary Hump Mines Company Stock Certificate 107431
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Inc. in Nevada. No. 357, issued for 15,000 shares to A.L. Harroun on Dec. 2nd, 1909. Signed by president Ridge and secretary Ridge. Stamped Promotion
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********s for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Early Goldfield Co Mines Stock with Wingfield Sig  905613551 - Early Goldfield Co Mines Stock with Wingfield Sig 90561
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#7032 1st generation, 1907 with George Wingfield signature. City: Goldfield State: Nevada Date: 1907
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*****s for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Goldfield Co Mining Stock with Different Sigs (7)  905603552 - Goldfield Co Mining Stock with Different Sigs (7) 90560
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 green. All different signature at vice president in presidents signing position. City: Goldfield State: Nevada Date:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to s***0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mining Billheads / Goldfield, Nevada / 14 Items  1096433553 - Mining Billheads / Goldfield, Nevada / 14 Items 109643
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wow ! Here is some great bill heads ! Items # 1- #10 of 14: Goldfield Consolidated Milling & Transportation Co to: Midvale Steel ( With A Red S...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*****s for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Talmage Gold Mines Company Stock Certificate with a Very Unique Vignette  1058793554 - Talmage Gold Mines Company Stock Certificate with a Very Unique Vignette 105879
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The vignette is an actual photograph of a headstone. On the photograph is printed May Talmage Hays. Number 383 for 1000 shares to WP Shipman in 1907.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c****o for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Emerald Gold & Silver Mining Company  810133555 - Emerald Gold & Silver Mining Company 81013
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# 19 for 10 shares issued to George Allen. Datelined Chico, Butte County, Cal. 1867. Signed by secretary James C Martin and president J. Bidwell. Mine
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to o*u for (225.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 274.50
 
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Dictator Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate  1074333556 - Dictator Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate 107433
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Inc. 1886. No. 67, unissued but signed by the president John Forbes and secretary J.A. Yerington (son to famous Henry Yerington). Black border and pri
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to o*u for (140.00 + 30.80) x 1 = 170.80
 
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Rare 1860's Hot Creek Stock: Old Dominion MC  998453557 - Rare 1860's Hot Creek Stock: Old Dominion MC 99845
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Rare location. Inc. in Pennsylvania in 1867. No. 217, issued for 30 shares to CH Hunter on December 3rd, 1867. Signed by the president, A.O. Hiester,
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Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to G***G for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Elmira Silver Bullion Company of Nevada Stock Certificate  1069793558 - Elmira Silver Bullion Company of Nevada Stock Certificate 106979
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No. 136, issued for 9 shares to George B. McGrath on August 11th, 1866 in Elmira, NY. Signed by president Robt. Cavell and secretary RH Lawrence. Not
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Great Basin Mining Company Stock Certificate  1069913559 - Great Basin Mining Company Stock Certificate 106991
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Incorporated in 1863. No. 439, issued to J.D. Hunt for 50 shares in 1864 in San Francisco. Signed by president Jno. Williams and secretary George A. H
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f*****E for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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New York Silver Mining Co. of Nevada Stock Certificate, 1865  606433560 - New York Silver Mining Co. of Nevada Stock Certificate, 1865 60643
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Inc. in New York. No. 262. Issued for 10 shares to D.W. Chambers on September 21st, 1865. Signed by Thomas Sproull as president and S.R. Hutchinson as
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Atlantic Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  1070573561 - Atlantic Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate 107057
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Reese River Mining District, Lander County, N.T. (printed to the left of the vignette). Inc. June 1863. Low stock number 9, issued for 20 shares to Jo
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to o*u for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Erie Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate  1070533562 - Erie Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate 107053
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Hooker Ledge, Reese River Mining District (printed to the left of vignette). Inc. April 20th, 1863. No. 111, issued for ten shares to Isaac Josephi on
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Harding Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate  1069983563 - Harding Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate 106998
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Location: Ethan Allen Ledge, Big Creek, Lander Co., N.T. (printed to the right of vignette). "Reese River" printed in the background. Inc....
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to o*u for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
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Harding & Dickman Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  1069963564 - Harding & Dickman Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate 106996
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Very rare. Reese River Mining District (printed above vignette). Inc. March 15th, 1864. No. 24, issued for 36 shares to EM Crane on May 2nd, 1864 in A
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to o*u for (350.00 + 77.00) x 1 = 427.00
 
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Lincoln Mine Claim Map  899423565 - Lincoln Mine Claim Map 89942
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Glassine claim map, 11.5x18". 3 tears, corner dogears City: Luning State: Nevada Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s***0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Flora Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate  1074233566 - Flora Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate 107423
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Washington Mining District, Lyon Co., N.T. (printed at upper right). Inc. July 21, 1863. No. 171, issued for 10 shares to JW Park on Oct. 24th, 1863 i
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to p********n for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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McGill, NV Framed Wall Items (6)  864493567 - McGill, NV Framed Wall Items (6) 86449
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All framed and from Kennecott Mine office. 1955 Certificate of Honor to Nevada Mines Division for 596,897 man hours without a work time accident-cra
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Midas Nevada Gold Mine Specimens (4 mines)  1082183568 - Midas Nevada Gold Mine Specimens (4 mines) 108218
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First set of four specimens of classic ribboned mineralized quartz vein from four underground gold mines in the Gold Circle District of Midas, Nevada.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Midas Nevada Gold Mine Specimens (4 mines)  1082193569 - Midas Nevada Gold Mine Specimens (4 mines) 108219
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Second set of four specimens of classic ribboned mineralized quartz vein from four underground gold mines in the Gold Circle District of Midas, Nevada
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Mineral Hill Mining Company Billhead with an Associated San Francisco Assaying and Refining Works Bi3570 - Mineral Hill Mining Company Billhead with an Associated San Francisco Assaying and Refining Works Bi
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot has two pieces. The first is a letter from the San Francisco Assaying and Refining Works datelined San Francisco, Jan. 23, 1871 to the Minera
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Gasherie Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate  1069923571 - Gasherie Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate 106992
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extremely rare. Possibly the only one known. Athens Ledge, Eastern Slope Mining District, Ormsby Co., Nevada (printed to the left of vignette). Inc. M
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o*u for (350.00 + 77.00) x 1 = 427.00
 
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Western Amalgamating and Reduction Co of New Jersey Stock  906093572 - Western Amalgamating and Reduction Co of New Jersey Stock 90609
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A unique Comstock amalgamating stock that we have not seen before. We could not find any info on this company. #3 I/U to ?H Chandler 50 shares 1881, s
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two Comstock Tunnel Bonds signed by Theodore Sutro (son)  1057733573 - Two Comstock Tunnel Bonds signed by Theodore Sutro (son) 105773
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Purchased by William King. $500. Coupons 7 through 60 attached. Numbers 2145 adn 2155. Cancelled. City: Sutro State: Nevada Date: 1889
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Tonopah and Goldfield Mining Ephemera Collection: Billheads, Letters, Documents, etc. (30)  995313574 - Tonopah and Goldfield Mining Ephemera Collection: Billheads, Letters, Documents, etc. (30) 99531
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirty. 1) Silver Bow Consolidate letterhead. "Have been living on easy street the last couple of months." 1909. 2) 2907 Marvin E. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s***0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad Stock  899593575 - Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad Stock 89959
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued #139 fractional scrip for common stock. Rare, crisp and unfolded City: Tonopah State: Nevada Date:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Tonopah Mining Co. Stock Shares and More  578273576 - Tonopah Mining Co. Stock Shares and More 57827
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tonopah Mining Company of Nevada: three from 1951, cancelled; 1964, cancelled; 1967, cancelled; two from 1969, canceled; four voided and unissued; one
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Tonopah Mining Stocks, (11 count)  578243577 - Tonopah Mining Stocks, (11 count) 57824
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven stocks from 1912-1926: Halifax Tonopah Mining Co., 1912; two Tonopah North Star Tunnel and Development Co. 1913 and 1919; Grimes Divide Mining
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Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to s***0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Comstock Mines & Sutro Tunnel / W. Rose's Revised Chart.l  1096413578 - Comstock Mines & Sutro Tunnel / W. Rose's Revised Chart.l 109641
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here we have something really special. It is an outstanding, W.Roses' 1878 revised chart of the Comstock & Sutro tunnel areas. Along the top...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 8***1 for (3,100.00 + 682.00) x 1 = 3,782.00
 
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Annual Mining Reports /  2 Items.  1096593579 - Annual Mining Reports / 2 Items. 109659
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here we have a pair of mining items . Item #1 of 2 : The report for the Consolidated Coppermines Company. It consists of the information of the entire
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Comstock Mining Assessments /  9 Items.  1096423580 - Comstock Mining Assessments / 9 Items. 109642
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Here is a really nice collection of EARLY assessment documents. Item # 1 of 9: Gould & Curry Silver Mining ( 1877 ). Item # 2 or 9: Hale &...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Comstock Photos / 21 Items  1002463581 - Comstock Photos / 21 Items 100246
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Really nice collection of 8" x 10" , black and white photos of different places, people and things in the Comstock areas of the Old West. ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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8 Territorial Checks issued to Virginia City Miners  775343582 - 8 Territorial Checks issued to Virginia City Miners 77534
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 Stateler & Arrington checks issued for the Gould & Curry Mine in 1864. Signed by either Charles Strong or Charles Bonner as superin...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 240.00
Sold to b*****s for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Assay Receipts for Gold: Savage and Chollar & Potosi  1083663583 - Assay Receipts for Gold: Savage and Chollar & Potosi 108366
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten. All are from the Savage mine for gold recovered from the stamp mill battery. Assayed by the Chollar and Potosi Assay Office in Virginia Ci
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to A*****0 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Five Virginia City, Nevada Territory Checks to Gould & Curry Miners  775203584 - Five Virginia City, Nevada Territory Checks to Gould & Curry Miners 77520
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 Stateler & Arrington checks signed by Charles Bonner as superintendent for the Gould & Curry Mine. Each check is issued to a miner ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*****s for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Four Different Bullion Assays for the Savage Mill - with a story to tell  1045393585 - Four Different Bullion Assays for the Savage Mill - with a story to tell 104539
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All assayed by Van Wyck in May of 1865. The mills were the Central, Island, Union and DeLand. (Rarer mill located half way down Six Mile Canyon. 15 st
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Four Virginia City, Nevada Territory Checks signed by President John Earl  775223586 - Four Virginia City, Nevada Territory Checks signed by President John Earl 77522
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 Stateler & Arrington checks issued March 28-31st, 1864 and signed for supt. Charles Strong by John O. Earl who was president of the Gou...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*****s for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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National Report of the Great Virginia City fire  639153587 - National Report of the Great Virginia City fire 63915
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Burning of Virginia City" in the New York tribune, October 29, 1875. "10,000 people homeless". Nearly a full page on the tr...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s***0 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Nevada Mining History Books (3)  608123588 - Nevada Mining History Books (3) 60812
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcovers. The Story of the Mine by Shinn, 272pp. Signed by J A Fulton. Softcover Historical Society Papers Vol III 1921-1922 237pp with index, a col
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********y for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Queen Mining Co. Stock Certificate (G.T. Brown Lithograph)  286363589 - Queen Mining Co. Stock Certificate (G.T. Brown Lithograph) 28636
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location: Flowery District, Comstock Lode, Storey County. Nevada. Inc. Dec. 6th, 1875. No. 832, issued for 400 shares to William McClintock (company s
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*****E for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Ruhling & Company Assay; with Green 5c Nevada Revenue Stamp  1083633590 - Ruhling & Company Assay; with Green 5c Nevada Revenue Stamp 108363
Holabird Western Americana Collections
WOW! Assay. Comstock! Ruhling! More gold than silver! And a 5c Green Revenue Stamp with stamped killer 'Ruhling & Company'!!! Number 89...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Savage Mining Company Central Mill Assay Results by Van Wyck (5)  1045383591 - Savage Mining Company Central Mill Assay Results by Van Wyck (5) 104538
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five. All for the Savage Mining Company. From May 3, 1865 to May 30, 1865. Largest bar was on May 8th. 1,465.5 ounces. $ 421.97 in gold and $1,
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Silver Flatware of the Comstock  491543592 - Silver Flatware of the Comstock 49154
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine pieces that came with the M. M. Frederick, Eaves & Co., and Nye silver flatware from Virginia City. These pieces are NOT MARKED. Two pieces...
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Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to A*****0 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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The History of the Comstock Lode 1850-1920 by Smith  608113593 - The History of the Comstock Lode 1850-1920 by Smith 60811
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 297pp,dedicated by author Grant Smith. From the collection of the former President of the Nevada Historical Society, Robert L. Fulton. City
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Van Wyck Assay Reports for Savage Mine using the Union and Island Mill  1045373594 - Van Wyck Assay Reports for Savage Mine using the Union and Island Mill 104537
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) Union Mill. Gold $485.13 and silver $1,106.92. 2) Island Mill. Gold $712.74 and silver $1,621.22. We don't find reference to the ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Virginia City Panoramas (6)  1086303595 - Virginia City Panoramas (6) 108630
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A batch of six splendid half-tone reproductions of an historic photo panorama of Virginia City, Nevada, in its heyday of the late 1800s looking from n
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to A*******d for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Territorial Location Claim with Hand-Drawn Map  994373596 - Territorial Location Claim with Hand-Drawn Map 99437
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This survey done by county surveyor E. L. Mason is a description of a plot of land made for E. W. Keyes. This 145.52 acre survey starts from corner of
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RARE Rex Wonder Mining Company Stock  1058843597 - RARE Rex Wonder Mining Company Stock 105884
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Extra rare. Inc. in Colorado. No. 96, issued for 100 shares to Dr. TK Platt Jr. on Dec. 17, 1906. Signed by E.A. Colburn (president) and JA Hughes(?).
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3 Large Framed Kennecott Copper Photos  768253598 - 3 Large Framed Kennecott Copper Photos 76825
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1) Chino Mines smelter interior 32" x 25". 2) Mega dump truck in pit 29" x 24". 3) Bird's eye of Liberty Pit & New Ruth,...
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