Gold Rush Auction

Auction Details

Welcome to our Gold Rush sale of 2018!!

The sale features the Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection
and a number of other prominent collections.

Mr. Adams has been collecting for over 40 years, and along the way assembled perhaps the best collection in private hands, making this sale a “Once in a Lifetime Event.” His specialty is an area few Americans ever knew about- the Georgia - North Carolina gold rush, c1799-1840’s, literally decades before the California Gold Rush. Just think about some of the great pieces in this collection:

*The first Gold Company stock certificate (1807)

*1830 Letter from Georgia Bank to US Mint asking what to do with the gold coming in

*Gold Lottery Tickets for Georgia land

*Gold Lot Deeds with Medals rarely seen by collectors

*Pigeon Roost Mining Co. scrip collection (1835-1838), possibly the finest assembled

*Belfast Mining Co. scrip collection (1830’s), finest assembled

*Dahlonega, Charlotte, San Francisco, Carson City, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia Mint gold bullion receipts

*Gold Rush era private assayer bullion receipts from California, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Arizona

*1840’s, 1850’s and 1860’s mining company stock certificates from both the east (Appalachian gold belt) and the West (California, Nevada, Colorado) – the best offering to date.

*Over two dozen different Nevada territorial stock certificates.

These tidbits are part of this unique sale, which makes it the best offering of its kind in history.

The Gold Rush sale is nothing short of phenomenal.

The Gold Rush Setting

Here is the setting under which the gold discoveries in Georgia and North Carolina were made:

…Imagine a world before the civil war, before the gold rush, right after the United States was formed. We had just created our first coinage in the early to mid 1790’s. As a country, we had just 16 states by 1800, which crept up to 24 states by 1821 and remained there for 15 years! Development of the areas south and west of and in the original 13 states was slow. It was called the “western frontier”. The “America” then consisted of Native Americans and expats from western Europe looking for a better life. Most were farmers or merchants. The “scientists” of the western world remained in western Europe. Mankind dint know much about geology- indeed, the first geologic map was printed in Europe in 1799, and it would take another 25-30 years before we had anything similar in America. The science of ore deposits was not well understood, and was only just recently out from under the mystique of Alchemy.

Enter the discovery of a gold nugget in North Carolina in 1799. It took fully 29 years before substantive gold discoveries were made in Georgia and North Carolina. Here is the amazing part- these discoveries were made from good-old American ingenuity. Not one single miner had an education in mining in Europe. As far as is known, not a single man in the Georgia, North Carolina gold rush had been a miner. These men developed the ability to look for gold and mining systems on their own in the American wilderness, a marvelous feat of accomplishment – a true iconic part of American ingenuity at its best.

More on the Auction

To add to this remarkable collection are hundreds of mining artifacts, including many collected from Georgia mines, as well as a fantastic Numismatic library inclusive of many rarities.

*Other collections featured include the collection of Robert Bennett, a well known mining geologist who spent a good part of his career working the Goldfield district. During his 45-plus year career, he collected high grade ore specimens from many major mines he was lucky enough to work on, and these are dutifully included in this sale, as are gold and fabulous turquoise specimens from longtime collector Jerry Gray of Carson City.

*Our friend Vern Potter, a national ephemera dealer known to all, retired from the business and gave us his massive collection, some of which is here, including gold rush era exchanges, important maps, and special documents you haven’t seen in decades (more in coming sales!). Added to this are pieces from the Ken Prag Collection, which keeps on coming with great rarities!

*Gold rush era coins, such as a complete Hart gold token set, -all graded and holdered; a number of Carson City coins; a fabulous 999 fine golden egg custom made for an Arizona collector in 1982; gold rush era soda bottles in hues of cobalt blue, teal, green from San Francisco, Sacramento and Savannah; Nevada mining camp bottles; Pawnee Bill full color posters – an integral part of Western history all supplement an otherwise terrific sale; and choice western mining photographs.

*Rare books with a mining theme are also present, from several collections, including the Robert Fulton collection (former head of Univ. Nevada, reno in the 1920’s). A key piece from one of the collections is an inscribed Sutro Tunnel book to Melville Atwood from the “Father of Arizona” Charles D. Poston.

*The mining stock certificate collections offered here are among the best ever offered by us. They include four major collections. including the Laguna Collection of rare Arizona stocks, part of a major Bodie collection, antique firearms, and rare Tahoe gaming chips.

*Western revenue checks with a focus on the Comstock Lode

Auction Schedule

Day One (Lots 1000-1755)
Numismatics (1000-1577)
U.S. Mint (1000-1068)
Coins & Coins Collectibles (1069-1208)
Ingots (1209-1215)
Currency, Scrip, & Currency Collectibles (1216-1357)
Checks & Exchanges (1358-1424)
Tokens (1425-1489)
Medals (1490-1553)
Scales (1554-1581)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (1582-1693)
Adams & Co. (1582-1606)
Wells Fargo (1607-1676)
Other Express (1677-1693)

World’s Fair & Expositions (1694-1707)

Gaming (1708-1728)

Jewelry & Watches (1729-1755)


Day Two (Lots 1756-1770) & (Lots 2000-2731)
Gold Nuggets & Specimens (1756-1770)
Minerals (2000-2149)
Mining Part I (2150-2731)
Assay (2150-2278)
Explosives (2279-2291)
Mining Lighting (2292-2298)
Mining Artifacts & Tools (2299-2231)
Mining Art (2232-2354)
Geographic (Alabama-California) (2355-2731)

Day Three (Lots 3000-3727)
Mining Part II
Geographic (Colorado-Foreign) (3000-3691)
Books (3692-3727)

Day Four (Lots 4000-4717)
Bottles (4000-4094)
Railroadiana (4095-4222)
Passes (4095-4176)
Ephemera (4177-4222)
Civil War (4223-4259)
Pawnee Bill Broadsides (4260 & 4261)
Firearms & Weaponry (4262-4315)
General Americana feat. California & Georgia Gold Rush Ephemera
Geographic Sort (4316-4637)
Miscellaneous incl. Art, General Store, Maps, & Books (4638-4717)





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Convention in Boston Opposed to the Annexation of Texas on Anti-Slavery Objections4565 - Convention in Boston Opposed to the Annexation of Texas on Anti-Slavery Objections
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This is an anti-slavery document! Original 18 page document from Eastburn's Press, Boston. This is the official publication of a convention on ...
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Four Page Letter about the Changes after the Civil War (Slavery)4566 - Four Page Letter about the Changes after the Civil War (Slavery)
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Dated Laurel Brook, April 4, 1866. (This is almost one year to the date of General Robert E Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.) Things a...
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Sale of a Twelve Year Old Negro Boy (Slave Sale)4567 - Sale of a Twelve Year Old Negro Boy (Slave Sale)
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On February 9, 1845 H Hull sold to John H Newton a boy about twelve year sold for $400.00. (Potter Collection) Date: 1845 Location: HWAC# 5606
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Original Ledger Book from Westfield Massachusets4568 - Original Ledger Book from Westfield Massachusets
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Original ledger book from Westfield Massachusetts, 1873 to 1874, used for the business of A. J. Warren. This book contains hundreds of original bill h
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Lewis Publishing Company Stock Certificate with Unusual Vignettes4569 - Lewis Publishing Company Stock Certificate with Unusual Vignettes
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Number 1885 for 5 shares to Thomas Essex in 1902. Signed by WE Miller and E(dward) G(ardner) Lewis president. Three vignettes. Middle shows the octago
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Articles of Association of the Coulson Land Association4570 - Articles of Association of the Coulson Land Association
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The Colson Land Association was formed to market a large land parcel at or near Billings, Montana. It involved land held by the Northern Pacific Railr
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Large Butte, MT Building Photo4571 - Large Butte, MT Building Photo
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Photo of 2 Butte, MT storefronts with men and children posing. Possibly a liquor or drug store. Photo 9.25" x 7.25". Mat 11" x 10&quo...
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Wickes: Mining Ghost Town American Yeomen Records4572 - Wickes: Mining Ghost Town American Yeomen Records
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Brotherhood of American Yeomen Homestead No. 777 dues book records for some of the people in the silver mining ghost town of Wickes Montana. About 25
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Aurora, Nevada 1865 Receipt4573 - Aurora, Nevada 1865 Receipt
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Dateline Aurora, Dec. 1st, 1865. Addressed to Wm. P. Barrett, “Please pay J. McMillan & Co. all money you may have in your hands belonging to ...
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1867 Deed for the Exchange Stable in Aurora, Nevada w/ 50 cent Nevada Revenue Stamp4574 - 1867 Deed for the Exchange Stable in Aurora, Nevada w/ 50 cent Nevada Revenue Stamp
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Very rare document for this town which was once situated in both California and Nevada (near Bodie). A three-page document made on the 15th of January
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Compiled Laws of Nevada, 1873, "Office of District Attorney, Property of Nevada"4575 - Compiled Laws of Nevada, 1873, "Office of District Attorney, Property of Nevada"
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This is a professionally rebound copy of the first volume on Nevada laws. The front cover states "Co. Assessor / Office of District Attorney / ...
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Framed Esmeralda Herald Newspaper4576 - Framed Esmeralda Herald Newspaper
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Volumes 4, Number 8. May 31, 1879. Datelined Aurora, Esmeralda County, Nevada. Framed newspaper approximately 18 x 30". Excellent conditio. Fro...
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Colorful Austin Billhead of Reese River Reveille4577 - Colorful Austin Billhead of Reese River Reveille
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Green, yellow, blue and red on white. Manhattan Mining Company has been crossed out and American Mining Company has been handwritten. Receipt for mone
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Candelaria, Nevada Correspondence4578 - Candelaria, Nevada Correspondence
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Candelaria, Nevada. Correspondence, billheads, time-rolls, etc. of the Carson & Colorado Railroad at Candelaria, NV, 1882-1896. Five items. Th...
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Truckee River Pollution Incident, 19084579 - Truckee River Pollution Incident, 1908
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Long letter adressing pollution at Floriston caused by the lumber mill there that killed fish, caused serious environmental damage, and was the subjec
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Goldfield Brewing Company Stock Certificate, Number 34580 - Goldfield Brewing Company Stock Certificate, Number 3
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Extremely rare! Goldfield was known for mining. But with miners came gambling, women, and alcohol. This stock certificate is to the later. It is numbe
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Mason Player Piano with 300 Music Rolls (Honky-Tonk Bar/Saloon)4581 - Mason Player Piano with 300 Music Rolls (Honky-Tonk Bar/Saloon)
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Mason Player Piano, beautifully refinished with light color finish. Comes with a stool and 300 music rolls!! The Mason upright was a standard player p
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Original Hanging Dinner Bell Found in Pine Grove, Nevada4582 - Original Hanging Dinner Bell Found in Pine Grove, Nevada
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Made from drill steel in the old-style, this classic Western mining camp dinner bell is the quintessential Nevada mining artifact. 18 inch triangle. L
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Reno, Nevada Billhead Collection4583 - Reno, Nevada Billhead Collection
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Lot of 28. Includes: 1899 letterhead for S. Jacobs Gent's Furnishing Goods with message to Tuscarora regarding property taxes; 1898 for C. Novac...
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Ayer Ranch Ephemera4584 - Ayer Ranch Ephemera
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A group of antiques from the Jerome Ayer ranch in Reno, which was located on Alameda, now North Wells. This group of antiques appears to date from the
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Reno City Directory, 19154585 - Reno City Directory, 1915
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Nevada Directory Publishing Company. Directory of Reno and Sparks. With a Business Directory of Carson, Gardnerville, Minden, Virginia City and Fall
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Washoe County Directory, 19324586 - Washoe County Directory, 1932
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Skaggs, Owen M. Washoe County A to Z Directory and Guide Book, 1932-1932. Reno, Nevada: A to Z Directory Publishers, 1932. 88 pp. 8vo. Softbound.
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Virginia City & Gold Hill, Nevada Firefighting Ephemera (Comstock)4587 - Virginia City & Gold Hill, Nevada Firefighting Ephemera (Comstock)
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Lot of 3. 1) Fantastic group of 4 documents glued together that detail the transport of 2 box hose cart from Reno to the Yellow Jacket Engine Co. in G
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Large Correspondence Collection of Jack Greenbaugh4588 - Large Correspondence Collection of Jack Greenbaugh
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Much of this centers around his years as the manager of the Joseph Fredericks Comstock Garage, Joseph Fredericks Paint and Hardware Store, his associa
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Reprint of Virginia City, Nevada Panorama by GT Brown, 18614589 - Reprint of Virginia City, Nevada Panorama by GT Brown, 1861
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Circa 1990 reprint in black-and-white. About 18 x 24", this classic Birdseye view, the original of which was about 3.5 x 5', has about 30 o...
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Territorial Enterprise Insurance Policy4590 - Territorial Enterprise Insurance Policy
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Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, NV. Hartford $1,000 fire insurance policy, Dec 14, 1896, on the office furniture, type cases, stands, imprinti
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Two Interesting Comstock Letters incl. a Letter of Introduction for a Mexican Delegation Mine Visit4591 - Two Interesting Comstock Letters incl. a Letter of Introduction for a Mexican Delegation Mine Visit
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1) Letter addressed to George Senf, agent for the Western Union Telegraph Company in Virginia City. From San Francisco. Please see to a "party ...
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Map of Humboldt River Valley to the Mud Lakes, 18554592 - Map of Humboldt River Valley to the Mud Lakes, 1855
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Interesting map showing Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, Humboldt River, Hastings Road. After the start of the gold rush survey was made to look for best ra
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Map of Public Surveys in Nevada Territory, 18624593 - Map of Public Surveys in Nevada Territory, 1862
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Map shows Franktown, Washoe City, Virginia City, Gold Hill, Genoa. This is the first map that shows the boundary between the 2 towns of Bodie &...
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Pre-1909 Nevada Map4594 - Pre-1909 Nevada Map
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Dated by the absence of Clark County. Probably turn of the Century. Basalt is listed. Had a post office in 1906. Canon City is listed. Lost its post o
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Antique Buttons from Nevada Mining Camps4595 - Antique Buttons from Nevada Mining Camps
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This lot consists of several antique buttons discovered at various Nevada mining sites. Buttons are made from various materials and are in a variety o
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Eleven Ribbons and Papers Relating to Senator Key Pittman4596 - Eleven Ribbons and Papers Relating to Senator Key Pittman
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Political ribbons and paperwork. Four pieces of paper. Three are for Key Pittman (United States Senator from Nevada) for hunting and fishing licenses
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1857 New York Port Warden's Receipts4597 - 1857 New York Port Warden's Receipts
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Two receipts. One for August 19, 1857 and one for August 21, 1857. One for $1.00 for certificate of rice paper and one for $2,00 for survey of flour o
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Steamer Oregon Lettersheet Cover4598 - Steamer Oregon Lettersheet Cover
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This letter sheet is addressed to Edward D Sohier of Boston. It is sent from Whitward(?). Oval stamp "STEAMER / 5 / OREGON" with a straigh...
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Cerro Gordo Manuscript Cancel and Letter4599 - Cerro Gordo Manuscript Cancel and Letter
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Letter is proclaiming the great joy of Cerrogordo at the election of two Democratic senators. Also, please appoint Samuel Strickland as Justice
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Manuscript 'GOLD REGION' North Carolina Postmark4600 - Manuscript 'GOLD REGION' North Carolina Postmark
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Gold Region received a post office in 1844 and it continued until 1866 when the name was changed to Carters Mills. Manuscript. Manuscript paid '...
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Wooden keg from the G. Bauer Co., North Carolina4601 - Wooden keg from the G. Bauer Co., North Carolina
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14 inch diameter at the top, 16 inch diameter at center, 18 inches tall. Wood stave constructed oak barrel with four concentric iron rings. Head of th
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1837 Hard Times Handbill4602 - 1837 Hard Times Handbill
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A handbill from broker Geo. D. Lounsbury of Circleville, Ohio that he is buying "Bank Notes on most all of the old Southern Banks...at their de...
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1838 Whig Letter4603 - 1838 Whig Letter
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This letter is written to the Honorable John H James. Nine citizens of Knox County are petitioning Mr. James to ignore a letter sent by Mr. Brown. The
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First National Bank, Zanesville, Ohio Bowls (2)4604 - First National Bank, Zanesville, Ohio Bowls (2)
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2 6" brown bank centennial bowls in original pictorial boxes. Zanesville, OH is famous for its pottery. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collec...
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Statutes of Oklahoma 18934605 - Statutes of Oklahoma 1893
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This is an over 1300-page volume containing the statutes and laws of the Oklahoma Indian Territory in the year 1893. Very worn and missing its spine,
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Larrabee & Edmonds Attorneys writing to Milwaukee about an Estate (Death on a Steamer)4606 - Larrabee & Edmonds Attorneys writing to Milwaukee about an Estate (Death on a Steamer)
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Two letters on Larrabee & Edmonds, Attorneys, Portland, Oregon. The first is dated April 18, 1867 on steamship Henry Chauncey near Aspinwall (dr...
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History of the Pacific States by Bancroft (2)4607 - History of the Pacific States by Bancroft (2)
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History of the Pacific States, 24 Oregon Vol. 1 1834-48 789pp, 1886. Vol. XXV Oregon Vol II 1848-1888, 808pp, 1888. Rebound. Contains early history o
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Map of  the Surveyed Portions of Oregon Territory, 18524608 - Map of the Surveyed Portions of Oregon Territory, 1852
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This map was made during the gold rush period, it was signed by Surveyor General B. Preston. Litho By Al Hoen & Co. This shows Marysville & ...
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John Thorp 1855 United States Citizenship Papers4609 - John Thorp 1855 United States Citizenship Papers
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Oath of allegiance sworn before prothonotary James Gibson. Thorp's signature is large and bold as if to show how proud he was. 8.5 x 14". R...
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Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road Stock Certificate, 17954610 - Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road Stock Certificate, 1795
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This is an incredible stock with large historical significance. No. 117. Issued March 16th, 1795 for one share to Joseph Burd of the County of Dauphin
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1829 Pennsylvania Will (Possible Newbold Estate)4611 - 1829 Pennsylvania Will (Possible Newbold Estate)
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Four page legal document dated December 1829. Last will and testament of Benjamin Hartley of Washington County Pennsylvania. Three pages. Possibly fro
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1851 Pennsylvania Legal Document, Matthias Aspden4612 - 1851 Pennsylvania Legal Document, Matthias Aspden
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Large legal document, Doan and family and Matthias Aspden of Philadelphia, September 1851. Aspden was from a very wealthy Philadelphia family from a s
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1841 Texas Naval Appropriation.4613 - 1841 Texas Naval Appropriation.
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City of Austin granting boatswain John Brown (signature on back) $25 when the first appropriations are made. Texas was a sovereign country at this tim
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George Wilson Billheads and Receipts (5)4614 - George Wilson Billheads and Receipts (5)
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c. 1860-1866, includes multi colored and pictorial furniture and piano items. (Potter Collection) Date: Location: Memphis, Tennessee HWAC# 589
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Medotopes Container4615 - Medotopes Container
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Metal canister 3 1/2 inches tall, 1 3/4 inches in diameter. Engraved on the top is "Medotopes / Squibb." The ziploc bag provided by the c...
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Mormon Letter4616 - Mormon Letter
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Letter from Samuel Russell to Dr,. Brother regarding coming 200 miles from a Mormon camp in Mexico to Smithville, a settlement on the Gila River in AZ
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A Visit to Salt Lake, Chandless, 18574617 - A Visit to Salt Lake, Chandless, 1857
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Rare Gold Rush era volume on a "journey across the Plains" by Chandless, published by Smith, Elder & Co., London. 346pp and 16pp of ad...
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Soldier's Trip to the Couer d'Alene Mission4618 - Soldier's Trip to the Couer d'Alene Mission
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Datelined Couer d Lane (sic), W. T. September 16, 1860. Three pages. Small size. "We should reach Fort Walla Walla in a few days." "W...
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Sold to f********n for (400.00 + 100.00) = 500.00
 
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Walla Walla Washington letter with local news4619 - Walla Walla Washington letter with local news
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Three and 1/3 pages of news. Much of this letter is personal, but there are gems that point to the history of America's Westward Expansion. The ...
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Sold to l********q for (110.00 + 27.50) = 137.50
 
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Ringling Bros. Circus and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows Season Pass, 19534620 - Ringling Bros. Circus and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows Season Pass, 1953
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Uniussed, very colorful and pictorial. Pass for the 1953 season. "The Greatest Show on Earth." Vignette of elephants, a clown and a horse....
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Sold to i**b for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Original (Discovery Piece?) Letter about an Expedition to Wisconsin4621 - Original (Discovery Piece?) Letter about an Expedition to Wisconsin
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Four page letter on legal sized paper to W. T. Williams dated February 20, 1835. Difficult to read, but we can give you a glimpse as to what is inside
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to M****4 for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Map of Michigan & Wisconsin, 18444622 - Map of Michigan & Wisconsin, 1844
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Beautiful map engraved & hand colored by Robinson. Map of Michigan, Wisconsin & part of Iowa. To illustrate Olney's School of Geography...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Map of Wisconsin & Michigan, 18644623 - Map of Wisconsin & Michigan, 1864
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Double truck, hand color pp. 49 & 50, this map is showing the Quina Peninsula & has a vignette showing the Straits of Mackinaw. On Mat Board...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Map of Wyoming, 18834624 - Map of Wyoming, 1883
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Lithography & color by Hardesty, p. 156. Slight tear at bottom left, does not encroach on map. On Mat Board (not adhered) with plastic covers. I...
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Yellowstone Survey Map by FV Hayden, 18714625 - Yellowstone Survey Map by FV Hayden, 1871
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Yellowstone topo survey map by FV Hayden, US Geologist, approx 10.25" x 9.25". 4 folds and left border issues. Date: 1871 Location: Ye...
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Bird's Eye View of Stewart, British Columbia4626 - Bird's Eye View of Stewart, British Columbia
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This photo was taken by Evans in July of 1910. It shows the entire town at the base of great mountains. Stewart was the shipping point for Canadian go
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Sold to 8*****H for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Photograph of Fifth Street Stewart Under Construction4627 - Photograph of Fifth Street Stewart Under Construction
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July 1910 photo by Evans. Obviously as the town is being built as there is construction everywhere!!! One can identify the Hotel King Edward, Portland
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Sold to 8*****H for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Photograph of North side of 5th street in Stewart, British Columbia in 19104628 - Photograph of North side of 5th street in Stewart, British Columbia in 1910
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The Portland Canal was first explored and named in July 1793 by Captain George Vancouver in honor of William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Por
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Sold to 8*****H for (140.00 + 35.00) = 175.00
 
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Stewart, British Columbia Photograph by Evans4629 - Stewart, British Columbia Photograph by Evans
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Identify The Big Store, Dubec Cigar, McMillan transfer, DeMills transfer, Portland Magazine, Stewart gents tore, etc. Shows the left side of Fifth Str
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Sold to A********r for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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1810 Engraving of Three Rivers, Ontario4630 - 1810 Engraving of Three Rivers, Ontario
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Framed engraving of Three Rivers. 11 x 14" overall, print 4.5 x 7.5" in excellent condition. By J. Lambert, Del.t. (Delta, Ontario). Prove...
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Panama Canal Construction Real Photo Postcards4631 - Panama Canal Construction Real Photo Postcards
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Lot of 4 different RPPC, c.1912. One shows people crossing a covered pier; another show three boats in the canal; another shows men working in a ditch
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Collection of Material relating to William Walker and his Conquest of Nicaragua4632 - Collection of Material relating to William Walker and his Conquest of Nicaragua
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Includes two eyewitness letters! San Juan del Sud was an important stop for steamers heading to and from California. It had a rather nasty reputation
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (500.00 + 125.00) = 625.00
 
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Foreign and Others Sterling Silver Spoons (8)4633 - Foreign and Others Sterling Silver Spoons (8)
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Large Norge. Smaller assorted including Habana, Mexico, turquoise topped and others Date: Location: HWAC# 59752
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to m*****X for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Bicentennial Covers4634 - Bicentennial Covers
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This is a collection of 18 American Bicentennial Covers, along with historical reference. All is contained in a binder for presentation. Like new cond
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William McKinley Inauguration Mug4635 - William McKinley Inauguration Mug
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William McKinley Presidential Inauguration mug. FOR GOLD / MARCH 4TH 1897 / AND OUR COUNTRY'S HONOR. He endorsed the gold standard. Approx 4.25&...
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Sold to 9***6 for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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CDV Collection4636 - CDV Collection
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Lot of eighteen. Photographers include Notman of Montreal, Cora Pearl by Disderi of London, PE Chappnis by Elliott & Fry of London, C Addison by...
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Fantasy Metal Belt Buckle Group (32)4637 - Fantasy Metal Belt Buckle Group (32)
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Approx 32 fantasy metal belt buckles, mostly made in the 1960's for a California Dealer. Approx 2.5" x 3.5". Includes VW, Las Vegas Br...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********r.. for (130.00 + 32.50) = 162.50
 
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1933 Fortune Magazine: Cigar Box Label Art4638 - 1933 Fortune Magazine: Cigar Box Label Art
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Outside of light wear at corners, this is a pristine 1933 magazine. Article on the new USS Indianapolis, Hartford's, Caribbean, Bank of U. S, Ch...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*********n for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Engraved Printer Proofs, Framing Plates (11)4639 - Engraved Printer Proofs, Framing Plates (11)
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6 approx 3.75" x 5" printers proof on 8" x 10" mat, multimast sailboats. 4 small assorted horse prints on 8" x 10" mat...
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Northwestern  Prints (5)4640 - Northwestern Prints (5)
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5 Dewing Publishing Co. Photogravures, 12"x 16" 1) After the Hop Harvest by John Durkin-toning spots 2) Salmon Fishing on the Columbia by ...
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Sold to 4*******x for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Print of In Honor of General Stand Watie4641 - Print of In Honor of General Stand Watie
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Colorful print of scenes from "The Life of Stand Watie". Copyright 1993, P.J. Mason. Inset of Gen. Stand Watie and appears to be insets of...
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Western Prints (4)4642 - Western Prints (4)
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1) J Dewing Publishing Co, The Western Rockies and the Pacific Slope, c. 1888 featuring a giant tree 16" x 12", small stains 2) Photogravu...
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Bronze/Brass National Cash Register.4643 - Bronze/Brass National Cash Register.
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Gorgeous bronze/brass national cash register. Serial number 618588. Single drawer. Patented October 4, 1904. External works in excellent condition. T
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National Cash Register Autograph Register4644 - National Cash Register Autograph Register
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Rare National Cash Register Autograph Register. Model 53 in original oak case. Includes 2 plus rolls of paper. Paper emerges from a slot likely for th
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Counter Top Display Case4645 - Counter Top Display Case
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Counter top display case. 56" long, 24" wide, 33" high. the top part is an 8" high glass display area. Underneath in the back ar...
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Estimates : 320.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*****5 for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Counter Top Display Case4646 - Counter Top Display Case
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Counter top display case. 56" long, 24" wide, 33" high. the top part is an 8" high glass display area. Underneath in the back ar...
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Counter Top Display Case4647 - Counter Top Display Case
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Counter top display case. 56" long, 24" wide, 33" high. the top part is an 8" high glass display area. Underneath in the back ar...
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Sold to G********m.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Antique Oil Automotive Cans (2)4648 - Antique Oil Automotive Cans (2)
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1 quart shiny plated with wear, rusty 4 quart with cut down spout, possible for coolant. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Locat
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1920s Auto Radiator Water Can4649 - 1920s Auto Radiator Water Can
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This is a radiator water can for a 1920's era automobile. Can measures 13"x 19" and has an eagle and flag decal affixed. Usual number...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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The Baker Castor Oil Co. 40# Tin4650 - The Baker Castor Oil Co. 40# Tin
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Red tin with handle, front and side lower dents (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: HWAC# 58704
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to S*****8 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Linseed Tin and 2 Radiator tins4651 - Linseed Tin and 2 Radiator tins
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Kelloggs & Miller Linseed Replacement Oil 5 gallon, rusty and side dent. Approx 12" tall rusty trash can style radiator can with cap and ha...
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Sold to S*****8 for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Ford Model T Oil Lamps4652 - Ford Model T Oil Lamps
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A pair of Ford Model T oil lamps. Brass and black with glass. Stamped "made for Ford by Corcoran Lamp Co." One brass top had a small dent...
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Sold to v******j for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Pittsburgh Saloon Lamp4653 - Pittsburgh Saloon Lamp
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1890's Pittsburgh lamp. Approximately 36 inches tall, brass kerosene base is approximately 10 inches in diameter, base unit itself approximately...
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Sold to f********2 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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2 Oil Lamps with Glass Globes4654 - 2 Oil Lamps with Glass Globes
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Nickel? over brass lamp 10" tall. Brass lamp with fake Wells Fargo plaque, 25.5" tall. Has short threaded rod extensions on bottom, does n...
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Cooking Stove Salesman Sample, c18904655 - Cooking Stove Salesman Sample, c1890
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Circa 1890-1900 salesman sample cooking stove. Royal brand. A choice salesman sample from the Ayers family collection of Virginia City and Reno. Compl
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19th Century Small Lamp Stove4656 - 19th Century Small Lamp Stove
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9.25" tall IRON CLAD WICK STOCK. Hinged top, patented 1855. Fuel cap missing, front lens? damaged. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection)...
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19th Century Coffee Grinder4657 - 19th Century Coffee Grinder
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19th century coffee grinder from The Bell Company, Hillsboro Ohio, model number 1.5. 14 inches tall, 12 inch diameter wheel with wood handle. All orig
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Sold to p********n for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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Vintage Commercial Coffee Mill4658 - Vintage Commercial Coffee Mill
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Vintage rusted red cast iron commercial coffee mill. 19" x 15" x 11". Some parts missing. Date: Location: HWAC# 37250
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The Clipper Grain, Seed and Bean Cleaner4659 - The Clipper Grain, Seed and Bean Cleaner
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Early 1900's Clipper grain, seed and bean cleaner. Measures 28" long, 19" tall, and 13.5" wide. Made in Saginaw, Michigan. This ...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Dr. Johnson's Educator Cracker Tin4660 - Dr. Johnson's Educator Cracker Tin
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Gold tin with black lettering and hinged top. Dents on top, rear and left side. Some base rust. 5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" (Al Adams Gold Ru...
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Early Dial Telephone with Headset4661 - Early Dial Telephone with Headset
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Circa 1930. Perfect for your modern office. No makers mark. Measures 12 inches tall, 7 inches wide. Excellent condition. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorab
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Sold to b*******s for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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High-Quality Cast Iron Book Press4662 - High-Quality Cast Iron Book Press
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Cast iron book press, high quality. Measures 18 inches long x 11 1/2 inches wide x 13 inches tall. Classic screw press design. 19th century. Nice cond
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Sold to 8***1 for (600.00 + 132.00) = 732.00
 
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Set of 15 Childrens Toy Soldiers and Cannon4663 - Set of 15 Childrens Toy Soldiers and Cannon
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The march of the cardboard soldiers! 15 red jacketed cardboard soldiers on bases, nearly 7" tall. Small toy wooden cannon with broken cardboard...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Antique Jewett Humidor4664 - Antique Jewett Humidor
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19th C. "The Jewett" Humidor Buffalo, NY. Great humidor crafted of oak, steel, brass & milk glass with two doors (most models have a s...
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