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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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Stock Certificate & Booklet, 19041698 - Louisiana Purchase Exposition Stock Certificate & Booklet, 1904
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) Ultra rare stock certificate issued by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company to B.M. Hypes on June 11, 1904. Signed by vice-president
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Silver Spoons from 1904 Expo (2)1699 - Silver Spoons from 1904 Expo (2)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1 spoon with Mines & Mining Building engraved in bowl, 5.75" & 1 spoon with blue enameled bowl is 5.75". Date: 1904 Location...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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1901 Pan-American Expo Souvenir Oil Lamp1700 - 1901 Pan-American Expo Souvenir Oil Lamp
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Approx 3.5 wide porcelain base with North and South America maps. PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION 1901. BUFFALO. N. Y., U. S.A. Approx 5" glass globe. ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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1939 New York Worlds Fair Silver Flatware Set1701 - 1939 New York Worlds Fair Silver Flatware Set
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New York world's fair original clock that silver plate that where last word should be flat where. Original box containing specialized set for th...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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New York World's Fair Souvenirs 19391702 - New York World's Fair Souvenirs 1939
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Woven fabric book mark from American Silk Label Manufacturing Co in original folder, souvenir orange and blue pin with original holder, metal pin-2162
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN1703 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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We were informed this was a reprint. Lot has been withdrawn. Do not bid.
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN1704 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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We were informed this was a reprint. Lot has been withdrawn. Do not bid.
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LOT WITHDRAWN1705 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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We were informed this was a reprint. Lot has been withdrawn. Do not bid.
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Expo Sterling Silver Spoons (5)1706 - Expo Sterling Silver Spoons (5)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1 small-Chicago Worlds Fair. 4 teaspoons-Chicago 1933; Electrical Group, Fort Dearborn, Adminstration Building. Pan-Pacific Expo Date: Location:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World's Fair and Exposition Medals1707 - World's Fair and Exposition Medals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 18 medals from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Montgomery and other American cities. Includes the Southern Exposition of 1889. T
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********e for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Rare Roman Pool, Miami Beach, FL Casino Chips1708 - Rare Roman Pool, Miami Beach, FL Casino Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. Rare Roman Pool illegal gaming chips, approx 108, green 25c with windmills. Date: c. 1920's Location: Miami...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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New Cal-Vada Lodge, Lake Tahoe, NV Chips1709 - New Cal-Vada Lodge, Lake Tahoe, NV Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. 11 $5 gold with 2 blue checks, 25 $25 blue with 3 gold checks. Date: Location: Lake Tahoe, Nevada HWAC# 59739
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Rare Tahoe Biltmore Chips and Box1710 - Rare Tahoe Biltmore Chips and Box
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Tahoe Biltmore. This is the original box found in the Fitzgerald horde that had the extremely rare Tahoe Biltmore $25 and $100 chips. This group is a
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to n*********8 for (1,250.00 + 312.50) x 1 = 1,562.50
 
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High Value Casino Chips1711 - High Value Casino Chips
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From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. 60 yellow $100, 20 green $500, 69 black $1000. Date: Location: Las Vegas, Nevada With horseshoe design on reve...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8******a for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Holiday Casino, Las Vegas, NV Chips1712 - Holiday Casino, Las Vegas, NV Chips
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From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. 11 $100 yellow and blue chips with aluminum slug.Dice and cards edge design. Date: Location: Las Vegas, Nevada...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****H for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Long Branch Saloon, N. Las Vegas, NV $1 and $5 Chips1713 - Long Branch Saloon, N. Las Vegas, NV $1 and $5 Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. For 4 decades a warehouse along the Truckee River in Reno, NV has served as the storage facility for one of the gre...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to t****i for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV Roulette Chips1714 - Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV Roulette Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. Roulette chips-24 EE purple, 27EE green, 24 GG gray, 19 GG pink. Date: Location: Reno, Nevada HWAC# 59738
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v****r for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV $1, $5, $25 Chips1715 - Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV $1, $5, $25 Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. 29 $1 blue with aluminum slug and suits, 29 $5 red with 4 gold and slate checks, 32 $25 green with 3 blue and orang...
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Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8******a for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV $100 Chips1716 - Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV $100 Chips
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From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. 18 $100 chips, blue with green and turquoise checks. Date: Location: Reno, Nevada HWAC# 59741
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8******a for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Old Chips from Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV (160+) and Chip Holder1717 - Old Chips from Fitzgeralds, Reno, NV (160+) and Chip Holder
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Fitzgerald's Hoard and the oldest group of chips. 88 $25 yellow, 65 $100 maroon, 6 $100 red, 4 $100 black. Dark wood 12 slot chip holde...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Nevada Club, Reno, NV $5 Chips1718 - Nevada Club, Reno, NV $5 Chips
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From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. 29 $5 red with 4 silver checks chips. Date: Location: Reno, Nevada HWAC# 59742
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Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to v****r for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Nevada Club/Nevada Lodge, NV Token Hoard1719 - Nevada Club/Nevada Lodge, NV Token Hoard
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Copper appearing metal tokens 1.5" wide. NEVADA CLUB RENO / NEVADA CLUB / NEVADA LODGE / NEVADA LODGE LAKE TAHOE / / REDEEMABLE BY / 1 TOKEN /...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Rare Nevada Club Gaming and Branded Items1720 - Rare Nevada Club Gaming and Branded Items
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Fitzgerald's Hoard. A rare and large group of Nevada Club items. Small metal hinged box with oval Nevada Club cameo like top applicatio...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gaming Specific Adding Machine from Nevada Club1721 - Gaming Specific Adding Machine from Nevada Club
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An early adding machine from the Nevada Club in Reno. This adding machine is significantly different from other adding machines because it has buttons
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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2 Harold's Club Decanters1722 - 2 Harold's Club Decanters
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Two very fine Harold's Club decanters. The first is the rarest of the two by far and was very popular at the time. It's a Harold's Club ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********x.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Early Blackjack Card Shoe1723 - Early Blackjack Card Shoe
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Original wooden, early casino dealers shoe for multiple decks, from the Fitzgerald collection. Includes approximately six decks of Fitzgeralds cards f
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Casino Craps Table Chip Racks (2)1724 - Casino Craps Table Chip Racks (2)
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2 Craps Table Chip Racks, primarily for silver dollars. White color metal 9" x 15" x 6". Set of two Racks. Date: Location: Nev...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Casino Craps Table Chip Racks (2)1725 - Casino Craps Table Chip Racks (2)
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2 Craps Table Chip Racks, primarily for silver dollars. White color metal 9" x 15" x 6". Set of two Racks. Date: Location: Nev...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Roulette Table with Wheel1726 - Roulette Table with Wheel
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Roulette Table with wheel. Excellent working condition . 95" long, 43 inches wide plus the detachable 14 1/2 inch wide sideboard used by the d...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Mills Slot Machine, 5 Cent1727 - Mills Slot Machine, 5 Cent
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mills five cent slot machine. Slope top, originals sideboards, beautifully restored original reels and working condition. 16 inches deep, 16 inches wi
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 6******n for (800.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Chinese Keno Cards1728 - Chinese Keno Cards
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From the American Company, San Francisco, Tung Owe, San Joaquin, Ming Lee Duw Company, Quong Lee Yuen, Union Company, Quong Hai, Quong Lee Yuen, Duck
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to j*****r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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California Gold in Quartz oval pendant1729 - California Gold in Quartz oval pendant
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1.25” gold pendant which opens to two small photos. The original glass is still present on the left side, absent on the right side. No photos present,
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Vintage Black Hills Gold Bolo1730 - Vintage Black Hills Gold Bolo
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Black Hills Gold Bolo, 10K solid gold, trim color horseshoe western bolo slide. Horseshoe measures 1" x 1- 1/8". Black Hills Gold Marked...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****l for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Jade and Diamond Ring1731 - Jade and Diamond Ring
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14K gold diamond and jade ring, 1 cttw. One small emerald cut diamond missing. Oval shape jade, diamonds and emerald and round cut. Size 6.5. Date:
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to j*****r for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Pink CZ Cocktail Ring1732 - Pink CZ Cocktail Ring
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Beautiful pink cubic zirconia and 14K gold filigree cocktail ring, .18 ozt. Size 8. Date: Location: HWAC# 44358
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j******0 for (85.00 + 18.70) x 1 = 103.70
 
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Bertolucci Pulchra Wrist Watch1733 - Bertolucci Pulchra Wrist Watch
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Men's gold-tone and stainless steel 35mm Bertolucci Pulchra quartz watch with smooth bezel, tan dial, index hour markers, luminous hands, two su...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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10 Vintage Men's Pocket Watches1734 - 10 Vintage Men's Pocket Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes: Elgin; Waltham, 14K gold filled; Tiega, Admiral; 14K gold filled; Standard; Hampden, gold filled; Ermand; Hamilton; and others. Date:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to B*******0 for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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12 Gold Watch Chains1735 - 12 Gold Watch Chains
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Men's gold picket watch chains: 1) Antique 14K gold fancy reeded bar link Victorian watch chain; 2) 10K chain and bar chain; 3) Twisted gold wat...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****l for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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14K Gold Mechanical Pencil and Gold Toothpick1736 - 14K Gold Mechanical Pencil and Gold Toothpick
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Gold retractable mechanical pencil on watch fob, no watch attached. Pencil case nicely engraved w/ design, H.F.B. 14K gold toothpick set with tiny dia
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****l for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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2 Elgin and 4 Waltham Men's Pocket Watches1737 - 2 Elgin and 4 Waltham Men's Pocket Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Elgin watches: one is a silver railway pocket watch; Vintage Waltham watches: one is gold filled. Inspect. Date: Location: HWAC# 5881
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to B*******0 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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3 Hamilton Men's Open Face Watches1738 - 3 Hamilton Men's Open Face Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage men's pocket watches, silver color. Date: Location: HWAC# 58816
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to B*******0 for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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6 Pocket Watches1739 - 6 Pocket Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Vintage Waltham (Illinois Watch Case Co.) open gold face, 14K gold filled ladies pocket watch; 2) Vintage Elgin ladies pocket watch, face is cloude
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to B*******0 for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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7 Pen Knives for Watch Fobs1740 - 7 Pen Knives for Watch Fobs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Watch fobs with pen knives and three pen knives. Some gold filled, one 14K and two 10K. Please inspect. Date: Location: HWAC# 57877
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to c********e.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Antique Gold Ladies Watch Chains1741 - Antique Gold Ladies Watch Chains
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14 chains: 1) watch chain FOB marked "A. HB. Co.", engraved clip; 2) antique Victorian ladies long 14K gold chain for watch with slide. Th...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8*****l for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Antique Timepieces, Watch Fobs, and Chains1742 - Antique Timepieces, Watch Fobs, and Chains
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2 pocket watches and a tiny clock; 2 watch fobs, one with a medal, image of elk and dog; 7 watch chains. Date: Location: HWAC# 57871
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Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Edward Rouse Augusta Pocket Watch1743 - Edward Rouse Augusta Pocket Watch
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Edward Rouse Jr. Augusta vintage silver pocket watch, key wind. Probably a local jeweler. Date: Location: HWAC# 58809
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Four Men's Pocket Timer Watches1744 - Four Men's Pocket Timer Watches
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1) Two Elgin Timer; 2) Mentor timer; 3) face glass missing. Date: Location: HWAC# 58814
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Four Pocket Watches1745 - Four Pocket Watches
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Four open face pocket watches: 1) Waltham, gold plated; 2) Waltham, Am Watch Co., black embossed w/ design, gold-plated; 3) Waltham U.S.A., 630, Model
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to B*******0 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Four Sterling Pocket Watches1746 - Four Sterling Pocket Watches
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Included: 1) Sterling silver engraved Bellevue Locle ladies watch with stopwatch; 2) Standard ladies silver pocket watch; 3) Ladies Elgin sterling sil
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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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Ladies "Little Daisy" Watch1747 - Ladies "Little Daisy" Watch
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Running antique 1880's ladies "Little Daisy" Hunter pocket watch, the marked "900" silver, nicely engraved. Working. Inspect...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b****y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Ladies Bulova Diamond Watch1748 - Ladies Bulova Diamond Watch
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Bulova "Highbridge" ladies' round diamond stainless steel 2-tone bracelet watch. Round dial, white, mother-of-pearl, diamond markers d...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Ladies Wrist Watches1749 - Ladies Wrist Watches
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5 ladies wrist watches, only one has a band. Gold Waltham, gold face, working, with stop watch; Two Bulova, rectangular face w/ stop watch and oval re
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Levi Strauss Men's Watch1750 - Levi Strauss Men's Watch
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Levi Strauss men's pocket watch. Black face, stop watch, black leather link to clip and bottle opener on other end. Not working, probably just n...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Rare Men's Open Face Pocket Watches1751 - Rare Men's Open Face Pocket Watches
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Three large pocket watches: 1) 1890's Rockford silver pocket watch, glass cracked; 2) Silver Lakeshore men's pocket watch, second hand missi...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Two Masonic Wristwatches w/ Diamonds1752 - Two Masonic Wristwatches w/ Diamonds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both watches have diamonds set in faces at 12. Bothe are made by Hamilton and are working watches. One is gold plated the other is stainless steel wit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to B*******0 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Vintage Elgin & Illinois Pocket Watches1753 - Vintage Elgin & Illinois Pocket Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three Elgin watches: one has missing glass. All silver color. Three Illinois watches: Illinois sterling 14K GF men's pocket watch with chain; on...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Vintage Silver Men's Cased Pocket Watches1754 - Vintage Silver Men's Cased Pocket Watches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All three engraved: 1) Argent 0.875 Silver, front embossed with Coat of Arms. Watch is working! 2) Vintage Remontoir silver pocket watch--has sen much
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Watch Parts1755 - Watch Parts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 pocket watch cases, one wrist watch., one Bulova wrist watch-broken, and more. Date: Location: HWAC# 58813
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Large Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen1756 - Large Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large Georgia gold in quartz specimen from the Adams Collection. Mine designation not known. 3.5 x 2.5 x 2", red iron stain along fracture s as...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to p********w.. for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen1757 - Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fine Georgia gold in quartz specimen similar to the larger specimen here from the Adams Collection. Mine designation not known. Typical reddish quartz
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to c*********p for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Georgia Gold Nugget1758 - Georgia Gold Nugget
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Large Georgia gold nugget with quartz, possibly from White County. 29.1 grams, from the Adams Collection. about 3/4" cube. HWAC# 61623
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to b*********r for (1,450.00 + 304.50) x 1 = 1,754.50
 
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Two Crystalline Gold Specimens1759 - Two Crystalline Gold Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two crystalline gold specimens from the Adams Collection. No locality shown. One is a dark brown quartz breccia gossan, the other on white quartz. 21
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*********5 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Native Gold in Cobble1760 - Native Gold in Cobble
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Native gold in iron stained quartz cobble from Georgia. Location info not retained. 22 grams total weight. Gold is apparent on one end of the cobble.
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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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Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen1761 - Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Georgia gold from the Turkey Hill Mine at Dahlonega. Small leaf visible gold in quartz. 1 x 2". specimen weight 36.1 grams. Turkey Hill was pe...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*********5 for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Georgia Gold Specimen1762 - Georgia Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small Georgia gold specimen, native gold in gossan. 10.3 grams. Probably found in placer operation, as the gold has worn surfaces. one half inch cube.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to a*********y for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Placer Gold from The Chestatee River1763 - Placer Gold from The Chestatee River
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15.1 grams of placer gold from the Chestatee River from the Al Adams collection. All fine native gold. The Chestatee River cuts the lower (southern) p
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t****7 for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Calhoun Mine Gold1764 - Calhoun Mine Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Calhoun Mine gold, mined by Jesse Austin, c1980's. Austin was also the owner of the Turkey Hill mine near the Calhoun. This is just about 1.5 ou...
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Start Price : 1,400.00 | Estimates : 2,800.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Gold in Quartz Nugget1765 - Gold in Quartz Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
53.4 grams, showy nugget about 1 x 2". Probably over an ounce of gold. Location not recorded. HWAC# 61630
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Estimates : 1,700.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to a******k for (1,600.00 + 400.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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California Crystalline Gold1766 - California Crystalline Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
California crystalline gold in quartz. 27.8 grams, very heavy for its size, thus probably much more gold than visible. about 1.5" cube. locatio...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to b*********r for (600.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 726.00
 
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Gold Specimen from the Consolidated Gold Mine1767 - Gold Specimen from the Consolidated Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Crystalline gold specimen purchased by Adams from the Consolidated Gold Mine at Dahlonega. About 1.5" square. 15 grams. HWAC# 61632
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to b*********r for (950.00 + 199.50) x 1 = 1,149.50
 
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Gold Nugget1768 - Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
25.6 gram gold nugget, source unknown, from the Adams Collection. about 1" cube. HWAC# 61633
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Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,900.00
Sold to t****7 for (1,250.00 + 312.50) x 1 = 1,562.50
 
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Royal Mine Gold Specimens1769 - Royal Mine Gold Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three small crystalline gold specimens from the Royal Mine near Hodson, California, Calaveras County, California from the Adams Collection. 7 grams. H
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to w*******9 for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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SS Central America Gold Nuggets1770 - SS Central America Gold Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two gold nuggets mined in 1857 and recovered from the SS Central America wreck, sold through Stacks-Bowers, and sold to Al Adams. 14.2 grams, with or
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to t****7 for (1,600.00 + 400.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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Bisbee Copper Nuggets2000 - Bisbee Copper Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About a dozen copper nuggets from Bisbee Arizona found by a metal detectorist. The Nuggets range in size from two or 3 inches long to six. Most have s
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Sadie Green Variscite2001 - Sadie Green Variscite
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sadie green variscite, polished cabochons. Beautiful pale mint green, dark green matrix: #7A large oval weighs 21g. #7B, two small polished oval stone
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Storm Cloud Turquoise2002 - Storm Cloud Turquoise
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One large polished specimen--#13 weighs 142.7 g. Most of the other are unpolished specimens. #14, small chips, weighs 5.8 g. #15 weighs 27 g. #16 weig
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Two Chrysocolla Specimens2003 - Two Chrysocolla Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are high quality pieces of chrysocolla. #88 weighs 3g, 15 carats. #89 weighs 9g, 49 carats. Chrysocolla is a mineral that can be soft and fragil
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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High Grade Gold Specimen from the Golden Chariot Mine2004 - High Grade Gold Specimen from the Golden Chariot Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold specimen from the Golden Chariot mine near Julian California. Collected 1968. This 1.5 x 2.5" specimen contains visible gold in a black ba...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*********p for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2005 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded chalcedony Vein. 5x5x3". This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homestake Mining Company. The gold is found...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********s.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2006 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded chalcedony Vein. High Grade Mineralization. 5x4x2". This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homestake Mining...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********s.. for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2007 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded vein w/ barite. With box work. 7x3.5x4". This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homestake Mining Company. T...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********s.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2008 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cinnabar fracture filling. This is Northern California's largest Gold Mine. It was a late discovery. 5.5x4x4.5". This is a modern day gold ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********s.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2009 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
San Quenton siliceous sinter. 4x3.5x2.5". Field Guide: Norm Lehrman. This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homest...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Gold in Quartz from Nevada County, California2010 - Gold in Quartz from Nevada County, California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The northern Sierra Nevada is home to numerous important gold deposits. These include the famous lode districts and placer deposits of Nevada County w
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Start Price : 1,800.00 | Estimates : 3,600.00 - 5,400.00
 
 
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Gold Leaf Specimen from California2011 - Gold Leaf Specimen from California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This fine, California leaf gold specimen was previously in the mineral collection of F. John Barlow (Specimen #G-157). Barlow was passionate about col
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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High Grade Ore Specimen from the Bulldog Mine2012 - High Grade Ore Specimen from the Bulldog Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three specimens of high-grade silver from the Bulldog mine in Creede, Colorado. The largest is a slab is 2.5" long 1 1/2 inches wide of approxi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Cresson Gold Mine2013 - Cresson Gold Mine
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Fluorite, quartz, pyrite cemented breccia from the Cresson mine. 4x4.5x3". The Cresson Gold Mine was one of the most important of the Cripple C...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Cresson Gold Mine2014 - Cresson Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fluorite, quartz, pyrite cemented breccia from the Cresson mine. 3.5x3x2". The Cresson Gold Mine was one of the most important of the Cripple C...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado2015 - Wire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An important, rich specimen of wire gold in quartz from the historically significant Ibex / Little Jonny Mine area. Margaret "Molly" Brown...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Wire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado2016 - Wire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This rich, wire gold specimen was uncovered by metal detector during the last 20 years. The specimen was most recently in the mineral collection of Br
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Start Price : 6,250.00 | Estimates : 12,500.00 - 18,750.00
 
 
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Two High Grade Colorado Ore Specimens2017 - Two High Grade Colorado Ore Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different Colorado high-grade gold silver specimens. The smaller specimen is a 3.2 gram slab showing native silver and native gold from the Bulldo
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan2018 - Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An exceptionally well-crystallized copper specimen from the historically important copper mining province of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. While c
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Start Price : 2,250.00 | Estimates : 4,500.00 - 6,750.00
 
 
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Esmeralda Gold Silver-mine2019 - Esmeralda Gold Silver-mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded quartz vein with common fine disseminated grains of electrum mainly in the darker bands. High grade gold throughout. 2.5" diameter. 5&q...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Blue June Mine Turquoise Specimens2020 - Blue June Mine Turquoise Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three specimens from Blue June, deep turquoise colr with black matrix. These are unusual looking, and nice. #40 weighs 39g. # 41, a pendant weighs 8g,
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Oregon Ledge, Austin Silver Specimen2021 - Oregon Ledge, Austin Silver Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This specimen from the area of the Oregon Mine contains silver sulfides, polybasite, stephanite, pyrargyrite, and tetrahedrite. 19.71 ounces. 5.3 x 10
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three Reese River District High Grade Silver Specimens2022 - Three Reese River District High Grade Silver Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three slabs of native silver and oxide silver minerals in quartz. Two are about 2" square, the other 1" square. collected by Jerry Gray. T...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Two Lots of McGinnis Turquoise2023 - Two Lots of McGinnis Turquoise
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These lots are polished carefully. They are small, but beautiful! #11 weighs 2.4g (deep turquoise color) and #12 is 4g (pale blue turquoise). "...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Big Smoky Valley Gold2024 - Big Smoky Valley Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large specimen from the Big Smoky Valley. 86 g, 2 inch cube, plus slab. Dark brown Gossen with pyrite, some native gold. Also comes with the second pi
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Original Bullfrog High Grade Specimens2025 - Original Bullfrog High Grade Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirteen specimens from the Original Bullfrog collected by Jerry Gray. Most show some visible gold, but not in huge quantities. Size varies from appro
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Bullfrog Gold Silver mine2026 - Bullfrog Gold Silver mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice. Electrum in banded quartz vein w/ quartz after calcite texture. Abundant concentration. 2.5x4.5x0.5". (This specimen was found at the ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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