Gold Rush Auction

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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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Adams & Co. Express Second of Exchange, San Francisco, 1852, Gold Rush1598 - Adams & Co. Express Second of Exchange, San Francisco, 1852, Gold Rush
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dateline San Francisco, April 15th, 1852. No. 13595. Eight days after sight pay W.J. Brown $350. Signed Adams & Co. Gold Rush vignette (top cent...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to W****l for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Rare Adams Company Third of Exchange1599 - Rare Adams Company Third of Exchange
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold Rush era Third of Exchange from Adams & Company. Unused. Dated 185-. Some wrinkles and light discoloration on top. Nice condition! Vignette...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to W****l for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Sonora, 1854, California Gold Rush1600 - Adams & Co. Express 2nd of Exchange, Sonora, 1854, California Gold Rush
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Dateline Sonora (handwritten above printed San Francisco), Nov. 24th, 1854. No. 5262. Pay $30 at sight to Sarah A. Gardner. To the office in Boston. M
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****M for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Adams & Co. Internal Accounting Form1601 - Adams & Co. Internal Accounting Form
Holabird Western Americana Collections
On December 4, 1854 the Stockton branch had a $42,135.56 balance at close of day and $7,035.25 in checks returned for a total of $49,170.81. One inter
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Two Gold Rush Era Adams & Company Internal Account Statements1602 - Two Gold Rush Era Adams & Company Internal Account Statements
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Number 11814 1/2. Balance on December 27, 1854 was $28,065.37. 2) Number 11120 1/2. Balance on hand on December 6, 1854 was $59,105.56. Both signed
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Adams & Co. Express Second of Exchange, Weaverville, 1853, Gold Rush1603 - Adams & Co. Express Second of Exchange, Weaverville, 1853, Gold Rush
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Gold Rush location. Dateline Weaver(ville) (handwritten above printed San Francisco), June 27th, 1853. No. 1569. Pay At Sight to J.D. Ingersoll $
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Sold to t****o for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Very Early Adams & Co. Receipt, c.1840s, Gold Rush Connection1604 - Very Early Adams & Co. Receipt, c.1840s, Gold Rush Connection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Signed by Haskell. Daniel Hale Haskell was a clerk in the Boston office who was sent to the California Gold Rush to open a branch in San Francisco in
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to m******3 for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Adams & Co. Express Certificate of Deposit, 1854, Philadelphia1605 - Adams & Co. Express Certificate of Deposit, 1854, Philadelphia
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Normally these are cut off on the left side but this one is not. No. 133, issued June 2, 1854 in Philadelphia. C.H. Peeples has deposited $4,000. Sign
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Adams Express Eastern Collection Group1606 - Adams Express Eastern Collection Group
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Lot of fourteen. 1851 package express from New York, 1865 express forwarders New York, 1868 express forwarders, 1859 express forwarders from Plymouth,
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Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Directory and Shippers Guide1607 - Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Directory and Shippers Guide
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Exceptionally rare - we have handled only three in 40 years. "Showing the correct way to ship freight and express to over 22,000 places west of...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to m****a for (5,000.00 + 1,250.00) x 1 = 6,250.00
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co’s Express, 1882, Instructions1608 - Wells, Fargo & Co’s Express, 1882, Instructions
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardbound, 5.5 x 8.5” gilt impressed letters on front cover, dark forest green cloth, possibly a “shade” of black. Inscribed inside front cover on fly
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to k*********n for (4,250.00 + 1,062.50) x 1 = 5,312.50
 
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Wells Fargo Co. Annual Statement of Precious Metals, 18771609 - Wells Fargo Co. Annual Statement of Precious Metals, 1877
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extremely rare. This 4 page annual report dated December 31, 1877 shows the gold and silver produced in the West and then carried by Wells Fargo Expre
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Wells Fargo Gold Dust Receipt for the Auburn Canal Company1610 - Wells Fargo Gold Dust Receipt for the Auburn Canal Company
Holabird Western Americana Collections
$186.00 in GOLD DUST being sent by the Auburn Canal Company to WS Ladd of Portland, Oregon. William Sargent Ladd was an American politician and busine
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m******3 for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Wells Fargo Money Receipt from Carson City to Bodie1611 - Wells Fargo Money Receipt from Carson City to Bodie
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Carson City Savings Bank to Peter Staal of Bodie. Value: $300. Stall was a miner In Candelaria in the 1880 census. He moved to Bodie and Marr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to W****l for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Rare Bridgeport, Nevada County, California Wells Fargo Waybill1612 - Rare Bridgeport, Nevada County, California Wells Fargo Waybill
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1867. From E. McCary to Thomas C Edwards of Sacramento. Contains $100 in coin. Signed by Curtis Wilson. Bridgeport was a Gold Rush settlement on the Y
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange from Columbia, California, 18561613 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange from Columbia, California, 1856
Holabird Western Americana Collections
$50 being sent to William Daegener in Cincinnati. Number 58580. Red vertical writing on form seems to be original and restates what is written on the
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Columbia, CA 18591614 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Columbia, CA 1859
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California Gold Rush era. Dateline Columbia, Cal., August 16, 1859. No. 164030. Pay at sight $320 to Wm. Daegener, Agent, at "your office in Bo...
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Printed Columbia Wells Fargo Receipt for Gold Dust, 18591615 - Printed Columbia Wells Fargo Receipt for Gold Dust, 1859
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare! This Wells Fargo receipt only gets better. It is a choice location for California Gold Rush gold dust. The 'Columbia' is printed and n...
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Dutch Flat, CA, 18611616 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Dutch Flat, CA, 1861
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dateline Dutch Flat, Cal, March 8th, 1861. No. 202.976, issued to B.F. Moore for $50 to be paid at the office in Boston. Folds, tape repaired separati
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****M for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Wells Fargo First of Exchange, Folsom, CA, 1867, Payable in Gold Coin1617 - Wells Fargo First of Exchange, Folsom, CA, 1867, Payable in Gold Coin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dateline Folsom, Cal., Feb. 19, 1867. No. 298.762, issued for $100 in Gold Coin to C.T.H. Palmer, Agent. Stamped paid. Red California 20 cent stamp an
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Sold to 8*****M for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Wells Fargo Gold Dust Receipt for DO Mills (Forest Hill, CA)1618 - Wells Fargo Gold Dust Receipt for DO Mills (Forest Hill, CA)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dateline Forest Hill, Aug. 29, 1860. A $3,700 package of (gold) "dust" is being sent to D.O. Mills in Sacramento from Hardy & Kennedy ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******3 for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Georgetown, CA, 18621619 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Georgetown, CA, 1862
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dateline Georgetown, Cal., Feb. 26th, 1862. No. 215.761, pay at sight to A.A. Hyatt, Agent, $100 at "your office in Boston." 20 cent red c...
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Sold to m******3 for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Grass Valley, CA 18641620 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Grass Valley, CA 1864
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dateline Grass Valley, Cal. July 6th, 1864. No. 281.361, issued to S.P. Dorsey, Agent, for $100 in U.S. Gold Coin at "your office in Boston.&qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****M for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Jackson, CA 18601621 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Jackson, CA 1860
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Dateline Jackson, Cal., April 18th, 1860. No. 173.540. Pay at sight to G.S. Andrews, Agt., $100. Signed Wells Fargo & Co. Folds, missing upper l...
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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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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, La Porte, CA 1864, Payable in Gold Coin1622 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, La Porte, CA 1864, Payable in Gold Coin
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Dateline La Porte, Cala., Aug. 18th, 1864. No. 287.522. At sight, pay John Conly & Co. $50 in United States Gold Coin. Red circular 8 cent Calif...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to s******6 for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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Ultra Rare Los Angeles Gold Rush Paper for Wells, Fargo & Co's Express1623 - Ultra Rare Los Angeles Gold Rush Paper for Wells, Fargo & Co's Express
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Los Angeles gold rush pieces are hard to find. This is the first one we have offered. For $118 on March 9, 1859. From Los Angeles to San Francisco. Fr
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r****u for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Wells Fargo Commission Envelope for Mariposa Gold Dust1624 - Wells Fargo Commission Envelope for Mariposa Gold Dust
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oct. 4th, 1900. San Francisco Office. From A.W. Bales in Mariposa: “Have gold dust coined at Selby’s and return____”. Great vignette of train with W F
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Sold to W****l for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Marysville, CA, 1855, Gold Rush1625 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Marysville, CA, 1855, Gold Rush
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 37125. Dateline Marysville, Cal, Oct. 20th, 1855. Issued to Chas. H. Nedges, Agent, for $50. Signed Wells Fargo Co. Folds, piece missing from bott
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9***6 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Alfred Dixon, Wells Fargo Office and Gold Dust Dealer Business Card, Michigan Bluff, CA1626 - Alfred Dixon, Wells Fargo Office and Gold Dust Dealer Business Card, Michigan Bluff, CA
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 2.75" x 4.5" business card from Alfred Dixon, Wells Fargo Office and Gold Dust Dealer in Michigan Bluff, CA. Also a dealer in gener...
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Nevada City, CA 18621627 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Nevada City, CA 1862
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Dateline Nevada, Nov. 18th, 1862. No. 248.974. Pay at sight to A.B. Tower, Agt., $100 at "your office in Boston." Pen cancelled. 20 cent r...
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Sold to i*****l for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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1859 Wells Fargo Receipt from San Francisco to Oroville1628 - 1859 Wells Fargo Receipt from San Francisco to Oroville
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Joseph Ringot is sending Thomas Wells of Oroville $36.65 in coin. Wells was the Butte County District Judge and was the 'orator of the day' ...
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Philatelic Wells Fargo California Collection1629 - Philatelic Wells Fargo California Collection
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Lot of 9. Includes: Two Nevada covers. 1) Express Silver City, Nevada cover. To JN Vosburg of Placerville. Handwritten "AP Sheldon & Claims...
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Sold to k****f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Two Placerville Wells Fargo 1860's Receipts1630 - Two Placerville Wells Fargo 1860's Receipts
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Both are for coin. 1) 1864. Coin valued at $5.00. From NA Hamilton to DO McCarthy of San Francisco. Signed by Crandall for agent TF Tracy. Hamilton wa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****M for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Three Wells Fargo Receipts for Bars from the Yellow Aster Mine1631 - Three Wells Fargo Receipts for Bars from the Yellow Aster Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Each one of these receipts is for the shipment of a gold bar from the Yellow Aster mine being sent to the First National Bank at San Francisco. From t
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Sold to i*****l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co Express; Rattlesnake to Dotan's Bar1632 - Wells, Fargo & Co Express; Rattlesnake to Dotan's Bar
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Two small mining camps. For $100 B(?) Clark & Company at Rattlesnake to AP Carlin(?) of Dotan's Bar. Dotan's Bar was located on the Amer...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****M for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Rare Wells Fargo Cover Card1633 - Rare Wells Fargo Cover Card
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Blue paper 7.5" x 10" folded in half. Office of Wells Fargo & Co, Sacramento, Jan. 7th 1856. Hon. WC Barnett, Senate, By inserting you...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******3 for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Secretary of State Official Business Envelope1634 - Secretary of State Official Business Envelope
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Manuscript "B. B. Redding, Sec. of State, Rec'd Jan 8, 1864."Light ovale that reads "Secretary of State / Paid / Office." Ad...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m******3 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Wells Fargo Way Bill between Two Generals1635 - Wells Fargo Way Bill between Two Generals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This single package with a value of $10 is from General William C Kibbie of Sacramento to Brigadier General R Pacheco at San Louis (sic) Obispo. K
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m******3 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Extra Rare Wells Fargo Receipt from San Bernardino to San Francisco1636 - Extra Rare Wells Fargo Receipt from San Bernardino to San Francisco
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From JH Davy to JP Newman. Value of $100. 1872. San Bernardino Wells Fargo paper has not passed through this off very many times in the last 40 years.
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1858 Wells Fargo Letterhead about Estate Liquidation1637 - 1858 Wells Fargo Letterhead about Estate Liquidation
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This letter is asking that the estate of J. G. Storey pay James robertson for teaching school. Signed by William B Storey. Storey was born in England
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Wells Fargo First of Exchange in US Gold Coin w/ California Revenue Stamp, 18671638 - Wells Fargo First of Exchange in US Gold Coin w/ California Revenue Stamp, 1867
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 328555. Dateline San Francisco, Dec. 4th, 1867. Pay Dr. J.A. Powers $100 in U.S. Gold Coin. Blue 10 cent California adhesive revenue stamp with ti
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Sold to i*****l for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Two Wells Fargo First of Exchanges, in Gold & Currency, 1868 & 18711639 - Two Wells Fargo First of Exchanges, in Gold & Currency, 1868 & 1871
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) No. 329853. Dateline San Francisco, Feb. 18, 1868. Pay Michael Farrell $90 in U.S. Gold Coin at sight. Blue 10 cent California
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. First of Exchange w/ 4c California Revenue Stamp1640 - Wells Fargo & Co. First of Exchange w/ 4c California Revenue Stamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dated Feb. 13, 1871 for $40 to the order of Mrs. Moses Priest from San Francisco to the New York branch located at 84 Broadway. Stamped in red ‘In U.S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Two Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges in Gold & Currency, 1867 & 18701641 - Two Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges in Gold & Currency, 1867 & 1870
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) No. 327030. Dateline San Francisco, Sept. 11th, 1867. Pay at Sight $40 in U.S. Gold Coin to P. Westermann & Co. Orange 4 cent California reve...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Four Gold Rush Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges for People Sending Money to Women Back Home, 1850s1642 - Four Gold Rush Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges for People Sending Money to Women Back Home, 1850s
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Second of Exchanges sent from the San Francisco Well Fargo office from senders to women: in 1856 (to Mrs. Sarah Clarke in Boston), 1857 (to Mrs.
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Sold to a****y for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Three Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges w/ 3 Different California Revenue Stamps, 1865-18701643 - Three Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges w/ 3 Different California Revenue Stamps, 1865-1870
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) No. 312587, issued for $80 in Currency to John Hobbs at the Boston office, August 17th, 1865. Red circular 20 cent California State Tax stamp with
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Two Consecutive 1864 Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges with Different California Revenue Stamps1644 - Two Consecutive 1864 Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges with Different California Revenue Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two Second of Exchanges issued consecutively on the same day, Dec. 17, 1864. No. 270.130 and 270.131. 1) No. 270130 issued for $150 in Currency
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Rare Wells Fargo Third of Exchange with a California Adhesive 4c Revenue Stamp1645 - Rare Wells Fargo Third of Exchange with a California Adhesive 4c Revenue Stamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pay on demand to James Barrett nine pounds sterling. From the Royal Bank of Ireland, Dublin. James (we believe) was a partner in the company Barrett...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*****l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three San Francisco Wells Fargo Receipts1646 - Three San Francisco Wells Fargo Receipts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Forwarding Receipt. 1881. From Frank Litsch to Xiehi (?) New Company. One bag of Gold Dust worth $500.00. 2) Money Receipt. 1886. From DLC Pani(?)
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Sonora, CA 18651647 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Sonora, CA 1865
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Printed dateline Sonora, Cal., June 7th, 1865. No. 290.073, issued to D.M. Kenfield, Agt., for $50 payable in (gold) coin at office in Boston. Circula
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to r****u for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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