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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Stone Mountain Founders Medals1498 - Stone Mountain Founders Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five Stone Mountain Founders Medals with original gold wash. Two brilliant uncirculated, three with toning. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to T*****1 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Silver Stone Mountain Medals1499 - Silver Stone Mountain Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two medals: one 7.96 ounces, 2 3/4 inches diameter; the other 8.67 ounces, 3 inches diameter. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Da
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to D**********n for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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Stone Mountain Medals1500 - Stone Mountain Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seventeen pieces: 1 VF Stone Mountain Half Dollar 1925; 2 silver medals, 5 bronze medals, 9 Founders Medals. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collecti
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Stone Mountain Collection1501 - Stone Mountain Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare 1923 pamphlet, 31 pages 'The Greatest of Monuments". Four medalic arts medals; two silver, two bronze. One ounce silver round. AG 1925...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to D*****1 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Stone Mountain Memorial Medals1502 - Stone Mountain Memorial Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten medals in original boxes, designed by Medallic Art Co. of New York. Obv.: Stone Mountain / three Confederate generals in high relief / Con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****1 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Stone Mountain Medals1503 - Stone Mountain Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12: 5 Metallic Arts medals; 5 Founders Medals; 1 silver round commemorative; one 1925 Stone Mountain 50 Commemorative AG condition. (Al Adams
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to D*****1 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Stone Mountain Medals1504 - Stone Mountain Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of commemorative medals: silver (8.67 ounces) and bronze, 3 inches in diameter; bronze with display stand, 2.75 inches in diameter. All in origin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to W********y.. for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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100th Anniversary of the Andrews Raid Medals1505 - 100th Anniversary of the Andrews Raid Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three medals issued by Medalic Art Co. of New York to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1862 Union raid that seized the locomotive known as &...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to D**********n for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Bicentennial Georgia Silver Medal1506 - Bicentennial Georgia Silver Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Created by Medallic Arts Company. Obv.: Two Hundred Years of / Days to Remember / pictorial of three citizens; Rev.: Constitution of the state of Geor
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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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Georgia Bicentennial Medals1507 - Georgia Bicentennial Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine medals issued by the State of Georgia to commemorate the nation's Bicentennial in 1976. One large medal, .999 silver, 63mm, 2 1/2 in...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to D**********n for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Atlanta Braves Silver Medals1508 - Atlanta Braves Silver Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six one ounce silver medals issued by Major League Baseball. Four Western Division Champs, two National League Champs. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabili
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****1 for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Four Georgia Silver Medals1509 - Four Georgia Silver Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Let Us Have Peace" large silver medal of Grant and Lee. 4.14 ounces, 63mm, in original box. 2) Robert E. Lee, 2.48 ounces, 44 mm. Meda...
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to D**********n for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Three Georgia Silver Medals1510 - Three Georgia Silver Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Grant and Lee, 4.14 ounces, 63 mm, Civil War Centennial Commemorative. 2) Andrew Jackson, Medallic Art, 25.4 grams.3) U.S. Grant, 1.925 ounces, Med
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to c******o for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Half Dozen Georgia Medals1511 - Half Dozen Georgia Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three Bicentennial Commemoratives: bronze, silver and 24kt gold on silver vermeil. Set of three Richard B. Russell, Jr. medals: silver, polished bronz
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Ten Hawaiian Medals1512 - Ten Hawaiian Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hawaii dollars, Aloha dollars, Pearl Harbor Commemoratives. Beautiful one ounce silver "Remember Pearl Harbor" in blue velvet case from th...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nevada Numismatic Collectibles1513 - Nevada Numismatic Collectibles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: clay $1 chip from Harold's Club; metal tokens from Caesar's Palace, and Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Member medallion in copper fro...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to G********a.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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350th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe Medals1514 - 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful plastic encased set of two medals commemorating the founding of Santa Fe: The silver one featuring St. Francis Cathedral and the bronze The
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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N. W. Ayer and Sons Presentation Medal1515 - N. W. Ayer and Sons Presentation Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obverse: Keeping / Everlastingly At It / Brings Success; Reverse: N. W. Ayer & Sons Inc. / Philadelphia/Bais 1869 /Benjamin Potts / Bais 1930. A...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****5 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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City of Sudbury Gold Plated Medal1516 - City of Sudbury Gold Plated Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: "The Big Nickel" with smoke stacked factory / City of Sudbury; Rev.: Laurentan University / (pictorial library tower). 51 mm, 88 gra...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Koenig Von Preussen Military Medal1517 - Koenig Von Preussen Military Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Wilhelm / Von / Grosse / Deucher / Kaiser / (portrait) / Koenig / Von / Preussen; Rev.: Zum Andenken / an den / hundersten geburtstag / Des Gros
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******0 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Colonel Russell A. Burnett Gold Piece1518 - Colonel Russell A. Burnett Gold Piece
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued by the Lincoln Mint, an American Bicentennial society commemorative containing 20 grains of .999 gold in a blue velour case. Also a Franklin M
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Military Medals1519 - Military Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven military related pieces. 1) "Der Deutsche Mutter" 2 inch tall, blue and white enameled iron cross; reverse engraved: "1...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****1 for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Declaration of Independence Silver Medals1520 - Declaration of Independence Silver Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eight medals commemorating the American Revolution. Bicentennial, Signing of the Declaration, Caesar Rodney's ride. Five matte silver of signor...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Civil War Centennial Commemorative Medals1521 - Civil War Centennial Commemorative Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two medals mounted in plastic display case: silver and bronze, 1961-1965.The silver medal is 4.14 ounces of silver. Obverse portraits of Grant and Lee
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Sterling Silver Revolutionary War Commemorative Medals1522 - Sterling Silver Revolutionary War Commemorative Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nine medals commemorating the War of Independence, inspired by the Bicentennial. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n***l for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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California Spanish American War Medal1523 - California Spanish American War Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: portrait: Minerva Greeting Two Soldiers; Rev. "The People of California to (blank) For Service in the Spanish American War 1898-99. Bronz...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9***6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Pierce Arrow Commemorative Medal1524 - Pierce Arrow Commemorative Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
George N. Pierce Company invented a motor car. Two and 3/4 inch diameter Unknown composition, only 56 grams. Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was a
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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ANA Convention Medals1525 - ANA Convention Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Capital Plastic holder displaying three medals commemorating the American Numismatic Association's 82nd Anniversary Convention at Boston Massach...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Kruggerand & Brasher Doubloon Replicas/ ANA Medal1526 - Kruggerand & Brasher Doubloon Replicas/ ANA Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three pieces. New York convention 1997 ANA bronze medal in blue velour case. Brasher Doubloon replica in grey velour case. International Gold Corporat
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Washington and Lincoln Medals1527 - Washington and Lincoln Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sixteen medals, 12 Washington, 4 Abraham Lincoln. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: HWAC# 58064
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland Jugate Campaign Medal1528 - Grover Cleveland Jugate Campaign Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: portrait of Cleveland and Hendricks; Rev.: Cleveland Hendricks On a Broad Platform / Of Good Planks Will Lead All to Victory / 1884..25mm, holed
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to P*****1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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FDR Medal Collection1529 - FDR Medal Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 13 medals honoring Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Four one ounce silver pieces. One 2 3/4 inch bronze medal made in 1940 by the French government t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b******5 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Two Silver Medals: Andrew Jackson and Grant & Lee1530 - Two Silver Medals: Andrew Jackson and Grant & Lee
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Andrew Jackson: 2.48 ounces, 38mm; Grant and Lee: 4.14 ounces, 63mm. Both Medallic Art pieces. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Presidential Medal Collection1531 - Presidential Medal Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40. Three Kennedy, two Nixon, three Eisenhower, seven Reagan. One silver South Carolina piece, one platinum mini coin from Franklin Mint commem
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Presidential Medals1532 - Presidential Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty eight medals commemorating presidents of the United States. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: HWAC# 58068
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Presidential Art Medals in Albums1533 - Presidential Art Medals in Albums
Holabird Western Americana Collections
29 bronze presidential Art Medals in blue folders. High relief design. Six missing. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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So-Called Half Dollars1534 - So-Called Half Dollars
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Housed in holders from the Wayte Raymond are sixteen "So-Called Half Dollars". Subjects were: Pony Express, Minute Man, Lindbergh, Admiral...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to n******n for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Air and Automotive Medals1535 - Air and Automotive Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eleven medals most automotive related, one from McDonnell. one Lucky Lindburgh medal. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Locatio
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*****1 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Copper Presentation Disc1536 - Copper Presentation Disc
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: First / Alamag / Copper / W.B. Jones / 9-7-62; Rev.: Thanks / Robert / and / Ed. 40mm, 1.94 ounces. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Space Medal Collection1537 - Space Medal Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fourteen medals commemorating Six bronze medals in three plastic holders "Men in Space" series. Republic of the Marshall Islands First Men...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*******e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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U.S. Mint Medal Collection1538 - U.S. Mint Medal Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirteen medals, most made by the U.S. Mint. 1958 San Diego; 1976 Colorado; U.S. Mint Denver & Philadelphia in copper; Philadelphia Mint in alu...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Director of the Mint Eva Adams Bronze Medals1539 - Director of the Mint Eva Adams Bronze Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two bronze medals 3 inches in diameter featuring Miss Eva Adams, Director of the U.S. Mint from 1961-1969. Born in Wonder, Nevada, Adams graduated fro
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to B*******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Holy Year Medals1540 - Holy Year Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten medals commemorating Holy Year and the Pope involved.Various years from 1870- 1962. White metal, possibly matte silver, 25 mm. (Al Adams
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Silver Medals Celebrating the Catholic Church1541 - Silver Medals Celebrating the Catholic Church
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten pieces commemorating great events of the Catholic Church from the First to the Second Eucumenical Vatican Council. Housed in a vinyl folder with
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Medal of Inspiration1542 - Medal of Inspiration
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Designed by Frank Eliscu for Medallic Art Company, in 1974. Eight ounces of .999 silver in original box with paperwork. Eliscu was the sculptor of the
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to D**********n for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Silver Anniversary Medal Wanamaker's Department Store1543 - Silver Anniversary Medal Wanamaker's Department Store
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver Anniversary of the 13th Street Store of John Wanamaker 1876- 1901, engraved on obverse. Independence Hall Philadelphia 1776 on the reverse. Whi
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******0 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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U.S. Commemorative Medal Collection1544 - U.S. Commemorative Medal Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19 medals, all commemorating something. Plastic case in the shape of the state of Illinois holds two Sesquicentennial medals from 1968. Medals
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Silver Medallic Art Medal1545 - Silver Medallic Art Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two and a half inches in diameter, 117.2 grams. Silver Medallic Art medal. Stamped "S S 105 / 1000" on edge. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorab...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D**********n for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Three Large Bronze Medals1546 - Three Large Bronze Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mahatma Gandhi, Louis XV, and Louis XVI are brought together in this lot of three medals each 2 3/4 inches in diameter, averaging 180 grams. (Al Ad
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Pocahontas Silver Medallions1547 - Pocahontas Silver Medallions
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four sequentially numbered brilliant uncirculated silver pieces (2436-2439). When the United States government decided to stop making commemora
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Five Miscellaneous Medals1548 - Five Miscellaneous Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five: 1) rectangular fine pewter; signing on the Declaration of Independence; 4 x 2 inches. 2) Copper round "Supreme Court Defends Feder...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D**********n for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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U.S. Medals Group1549 - U.S. Medals Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dozens of medals. Danbury Mint four medal set in lovely wooden box "Symbols of Liberty." "Civil War Confederate Memorial Coins"...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Silver Medals1550 - Silver Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten pieces we believe to all be silver. Dr. Martin Luther King, United Nations Children's Fund, Indiana Army National Guard, History of the Civi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c******o for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Three Silver Medals1551 - Three Silver Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) 1971 commemorative of the founding of the Postal Service; 2) Patrick Henry; 3) South Carolina Tricentennial. (Al Adams Gold Rush M
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c******o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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DeMolay Meritorious Service Award1552 - DeMolay Meritorious Service Award
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Only a very few select people have received the DeMolay Meritorious Service Award. Given to those who have shown exemplary service to the Order of DeM
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Grab Bag of Tokens, Medals1553 - Grab Bag of Tokens, Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Easily more than 100 different pieces from mostly east of the Mississippi River. Includes topics such as: numismatic (coin clubs, etc); elongated cent
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b******d for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Troemner Fine Balance Scale1554 - Troemner Fine Balance Scale
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spectacular show piece! Extra Rare!!! This was either a lab or gold scale. 27.5 x 34 x 14". Plaque with number "A58414" on the right ...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Troemner Scales, Balances and Weights1555 - Troemner Scales, Balances and Weights
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Troemner Scales, Balances and Weights, catalog nos. 1906, 1926, 1928, 1930. New spiral binding, 11.25" x 9.25". Copy of original, by the I...
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Troemner Tabletop Balance1556 - Troemner Tabletop Balance
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Tabletop balance, cast-iron base with gilt edges. Manufactured by Henry Troemner of Philadelphia, the great scale manufacturer of the 19th century. Pl
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3***6 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Antique Cast Iron Troemner Scale1557 - Antique Cast Iron Troemner Scale
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Henry Troemner antique cast iron balance scale black counter balance. The two pans are brass, approximately 8 inches in diameter. Overall size about 1
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to o********e for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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100 Troy Ounce Large Assay Scale1558 - 100 Troy Ounce Large Assay Scale
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Factory marked into the base of this large well-made scale is "CAP 100 OZ TROY" and "No. 147." It is a Williams Reynolds and Dav...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,600.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Coin Scale Counterfeit Detector1559 - Coin Scale Counterfeit Detector
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A very rare coin scale with weights die cast as coins for specific coin counterfeit detection. Case 3 x 7", 14 replica coins with detail on on...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Very Early Dutch Scale1560 - Very Early Dutch Scale
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Very early Dutch scale with weights. Middle European gold coin scale. Scale in original wood case. Hand colored paper label inside the top of wood box
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Guinea Coins Scale1561 - Guinea Coins Scale
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Wood and brass constructed scale, folding scale in wood box. Scale is 5" long .75" wide 2.75" high. Instructions inside the bottom of...
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US Coin Scale1562 - US Coin Scale
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Early dark brown covered wood box (lined in velvet), embossed with a US American Eagle on the top in guilt. Brass scale with opening especially for sm
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US Pocket Scale1563 - US Pocket Scale
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Scale in wood box with purple velvet cloth lining; gilt (faded) US American Eagle in the center top. Wood case measures 5.5" by 2.75". Ope...
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Wood Box Scale1564 - Wood Box Scale
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Wood box (with clasp) scale, dark stained. 3.5" x 7.5". Possibly middle European, supposedly found in California. Could be from the early ...
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Chatillon Scale1565 - Chatillon Scale
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Scale by CHATILLON, New York, USA. Overall dimensions: 14 inches long, 6 inches tall, and 6 inches wide. This is a balance that weighs up to 16 ounces
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to o********e for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The Viking Scale by FJ Thorton and Company Limited1566 - The Viking Scale by FJ Thorton and Company Limited
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Choice condition cast-iron scale. Shows limited use, if any. Excellent condition. Date: Location: HWAC# 56346
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to M******n for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Antique Cast-Iron Scale, Possibly 1860s1567 - Antique Cast-Iron Scale, Possibly 1860s
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Cast-iron base and works. No makers name readily visible. Balance with 28 inch pans in brass. Appears to be 1860s. Overall length is 18 1/2 inches lon
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Fancy Cast-Iron Scale, Fully Restored1568 - Fancy Cast-Iron Scale, Fully Restored
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Fancy cast-iron scale, fully restored, no makers name. Possibly circa 1880. Overall 23 inches long, 10 inches high, and 12 inches wide. This scale hol
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Assay Balance1569 - Assay Balance
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Becker's Sons, Rotterdam. Circa 1875 to 1890. Similar to the illustration for this company’s scale in Shannon's book on the Assay Balance, p...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to o********e for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Very Ornate Assay Scale1570 - Very Ornate Assay Scale
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Very ornate assay office rule scale. Made by Baird and Tadlock of London. 18 1/2 inches tall, 15 inches wide, 11 inches deep. Circa 1910. Company is n
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Gesetz Glass Case Assay Balance1571 - Gesetz Glass Case Assay Balance
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Dark stained wood with glass panels, 11" x 16" x 20" tall. Black rock base with leveling feet, no makers name visible, but of high qu...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b*******g for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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European Nested Weight Sets (4)1572 - European Nested Weight Sets (4)
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4 weight sets in brass with hinged tops. Possibly English origin. One is dated 1856 on the top. Also includes a large brass case without weights with
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to o********e for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Brass Scale Weight Set1573 - Brass Scale Weight Set
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Brown wood fitted base with 9 brass weights. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: HWAC# 56503
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Brass Scale Weight Set1574 - Brass Scale Weight Set
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Brown wood base with 9 weights, 1/4 oz to 4 lbs. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: HWAC# 56504
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to J****y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Small Brass Scale on Wooden Base1575 - Small Brass Scale on Wooden Base
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2 pan scale of the type used for assaying in the Gold Rush era. 9"x4"x10" tall (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Gold Scale in Dixie Queen Plug Cut Tin1576 - Gold Scale in Dixie Queen Plug Cut Tin
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Portable gold scale with weights: 20 DW, 1/2 troy ounce and 1 troy ounce. Two unmarked. Three small cups to hold dust. One very old magnifying glass.
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Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to f********2 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Single Drawer Box Scale1577 - Single Drawer Box Scale
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Single drawer box scale circa 1920. 11.5" x 5.5". 11.5" tall when assembled. Top assembly will disassemble and can be placed in drawe...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to o********e for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Small Tabletop Scale1578 - Small Tabletop Scale
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Small tabletop scale, single drawer with weights. Tabletop box measures 10" x 4.75". Total height when assembled, 9". Scale assembly ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to o********e for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Small Tabletop Scale, #21579 - Small Tabletop Scale, #2
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Small wood tabletop scale. Single drawer. 9.5" long 4.5" wide, 10" tall when assembled. Top assembly dismantles and can be placed in...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to W****l for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Three Hanging Pan Scales1580 - Three Hanging Pan Scales
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Three hanging pan scales with no boxes. Each scale has two pans. Two of the scales have the pans attached by chain the third scale attached by string.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to g*****9 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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International Society of Antiques Scale Collectors Archive1581 - International Society of Antiques Scale Collectors Archive
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About 12 inches of newsletters from the International Society of Antiques Scale Collectors. This is an interesting reference and archive. Circa 1990s.
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1852 Adams & Co. Second of Exchange from Coloma1582 - 1852 Adams & Co. Second of Exchange from Coloma
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Date January 2, 1852. San Francisco is imprinted and Coloma is written above it. This is the only one we have seen. Number 4170 for $100. Again, the g
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****M for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Just Before the Collapse -Adams & Co. Banking House Check, Diamond Springs1583 - Just Before the Collapse -Adams & Co. Banking House Check, Diamond Springs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Check number 1250 from Diamond Springs. To McDevitt for $56.60. Signed by Wadsworth. Dated February 20, 1855. On February 23, 1855 the Banking House o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***6 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Very Rare Georgetown Adams & Company Express Office1584 - Very Rare Georgetown Adams & Company Express Office
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Second of Exchange dated November 26, 1852. Imprinted San Francisco with Georgetown written above it. We have never had an Adams / Georgetown combinat
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m******3 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Georgetown, 1854, California Gold Rush1585 - Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Georgetown, 1854, California Gold Rush
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Rare dateline. Georgetown (handwritten above printed San Francisco), May 28, 1854. No. 9897. At sight, pay Alpheus Shumway $400. Signed Adams & ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m******3 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Rare Adams & Express and Banking Office Exchange, Grass Valley, CA 18551586 - Rare Adams & Express and Banking Office Exchange, Grass Valley, CA 1855
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Dated February 12, 1855. On February 23 the Banking House of Adams Express in San Francisco did not open its doors. It never did again. This is imprin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****M for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Adams & Co. Express Second of Exchange, Marysville, 1853, Gold Rush1587 - Adams & Co. Express Second of Exchange, Marysville, 1853, Gold Rush
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Rare dateline. Marysville (handwritten above printed San Francisco), July 7th, 1853. At sight, pay to Maria Sherman 4100. Signed Adams & Co. Gol...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********3 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Adams & Co. Second of Exchange; Marysville and San Francisco1588 - Adams & Co. Second of Exchange; Marysville and San Francisco
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This Exchange must have started in San Francisco as that is what the form says. On top of 'San Francisco' is written 'Marysville.' I...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********3 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Mokelumne Hill, 18541589 - Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Mokelumne Hill, 1854
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California Gold Rush era. Dateline Mok. Hill (written above printed San Francisco), March 8th, 1854. No. 4608, issued to be paid at sight to Henry Mei
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****M for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Montezuma, California, Gold Rush era Second of Exchange & Gold Dust Deposit Receipt1590 - Montezuma, California, Gold Rush era Second of Exchange & Gold Dust Deposit Receipt
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Lot of 2. 1) Adams & Co. Express and Banking Office Second of Exchange. Dateline Montezuma (handwritten above printed San Francisco), Nov. 24th,...
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****M for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Great Adams & Co. Express Form with list of All California Offices, Mormon Island, Gold Rush1591 - Great Adams & Co. Express Form with list of All California Offices, Mormon Island, Gold Rush
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Number 60 for a special deposit of $1,747 in placer gold. Signed by CP Nichols for George W. Corey. California Offices include Mormon Island (Sacramen
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m******3 for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Placerville, 1854, California Gold Rush1592 - Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Placerville, 1854, California Gold Rush
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Classic Gold Rush location. Dateline Placerville (handwritten above printed San Francisco), June 12, 1854. No. 1221. Pay at sight to Nancy Verplast (?
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****M for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Sacramento, 18521593 - Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Sacramento, 1852
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Gorgeous Gold Rush Era Second of Exchange. Dateline San Francisco with Sacramento handwritten above it, Oct. 16, 1852. No. 808, for $50 to Lorinda A.
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Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Sacramento, 1852, Gold Rush1594 - Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Sacramento, 1852, Gold Rush
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Dateline Sacramento (handwritten above San Francisco), Nov. 15th, 1852. No. 1170. At sight, pay Catherine Houghton $300. Signed Adams & Co. Two ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d**********3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Adams & Co. Express Certificate of Deposit, 1854, San Francisco, Gold Rush1595 - Adams & Co. Express Certificate of Deposit, 1854, San Francisco, Gold Rush
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California Gold Rush era. Dateline San Francisco, January 24, 1854. No. 24213. J.S. Green has deposited $960 in the San Francisco office. Signed by Gr
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to d**********3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Adams & Co. Express Certificate of Deposit, 1854, San Francisco, Gold Rush1596 - Adams & Co. Express Certificate of Deposit, 1854, San Francisco, Gold Rush
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California Gold Rush era. Dateline San Francisco, October 7th, 1854. No. 26545. John Robinson has deposited $100 in the San Francisco office. Signed b
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******3 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Adams & Co. Express First of Exchange, San Francisco, 1850s, California Gold Rush1597 - Adams & Co. Express First of Exchange, San Francisco, 1850s, California Gold Rush
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Partially issued. No. 3824. Issued to Hunter & Co. Signed by Freeman & Co. No amount or date. Ink stains and pen cancellation. Mining and al...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*****s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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