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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Mariposa Mining Stocks (3)2584 - Mariposa Mining Stocks (3)
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"Mariposa is where explorers John C. Fremont and Kit Carson found the rich Mariposa Vein and opened the first mill to crush ore and extract gol...
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Pair of Philadelphia & California Mining Company Stock Certificates2585 - Pair of Philadelphia & California Mining Company Stock Certificates
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1) Certificate number 1254 for 100 shares in 1852 to Bettle Paul. Signed by president Parson Servill and secretary L. Alter. Written on left is &quo...
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The Philadelphia & California Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Mariposa, 1859, California Gold Rush2586 - The Philadelphia & California Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Mariposa, 1859, California Gold Rush
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No. 2237, issued for 300 shares to T.W. Neill on Dec. 9th, 1859 in Philadelphia. Not cancelled. Signed by president Pearson Servill and secretary Paul
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Compagnie Francaise & Americane de San-Francisco Stock Certificate2587 - Compagnie Francaise & Americane de San-Francisco Stock Certificate
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Very Early Gold Rush. Measures 7 7/8 x 4 1/4". Entire stock certificate is writing in French. Vignette of Neptune pouring water into a river wi...
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Pair of Le Nouveau Monde Stock Certificates2588 - Pair of Le Nouveau Monde Stock Certificates
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Incorporated in France by Acts dated 1850 and 1851. 1) EARLY # 21666 a' 21670 for 5 shares, to "Bearer." 2) # 175361 a' 175365 for...
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Hite Gold Quartz Company Stock Certificate, 1881, Hite's Cove, CA (near Yosemite)2589 - Hite Gold Quartz Company Stock Certificate, 1881, Hite's Cove, CA (near Yosemite)
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This is a great stock for our Western collectors as it features a vignette of El Capitan in Yosemite. Inc. in New York. No. 697, issued for 100 shares
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Mormon Bar, Mariposa County, CA , Placer Mining Photo by Watkins2590 - Mormon Bar, Mariposa County, CA , Placer Mining Photo by Watkins
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5” X 8” Boudoir card photo by noted western photographer, Carleton E. Watkins. Part of Watkin’s New Boudoir series # B-297. Mormon Bar was one of the
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Handwritten Yuba County Mineral Affidavit2591 - Handwritten Yuba County Mineral Affidavit
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This is a fully handwritten, three page Mineral Affidavit, signed by L.B. Ayer, Registrar. Document is in very good condition, with fold marks. There
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Alfred Dixon, General Merchandise, Michigan Bluff Business Card2592 - Alfred Dixon, General Merchandise, Michigan Bluff Business Card
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Alfred Dixon had a general merchandise store. You could by hardware, corkery, dry goods, tinware, tobacco, hats, etc. But most importantly if you were
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Golden Sheaf Mining Company Prospectus2593 - Golden Sheaf Mining Company Prospectus
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This prospectus is 16 pages with photographs on each page. Gives a history of the area, gold production today and a report on the Golden Sheaf itself.
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Mokelumne Hill Canal & Mining Company Stock Certificate, California Gold Rush2594 - Mokelumne Hill Canal & Mining Company Stock Certificate, California Gold Rush
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Incorporated in the State of California. Certificate No. 2670 issued for one share to Alfred Bell. Capitalized at $400,000; 4000 shares at $100. Per.
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Mokelumne Hill Canal & Mining Company Stock Certificate, c.1850s2595 - Mokelumne Hill Canal & Mining Company Stock Certificate, c.1850s
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The stock certificate was fully issued with no date. Issued in 1854 or earlier as this particular share was part of a group involved in an Adams and C
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Munckton Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Dunderberg Lode, Mono Co., 18702596 - Munckton Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Dunderberg Lode, Mono Co., 1870
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Extremely rare to find one of these issued. Location printed on certificate: Dunderberg Lode, Mono County, California. No. 56, issued for 55 shares to
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1849 Gold Rush Map of the Southern Gold Region of California2597 - 1849 Gold Rush Map of the Southern Gold Region of California
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Map of General Riley's route through the California mining districts: July and Aug. 1849 / Copied from the original sketch by Lt. Derby in the O...
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Amalgamated Mining & Oil Company Gold Bond2598 - Amalgamated Mining & Oil Company Gold Bond
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Number 14121. $25. All 80 coupons attached. Signed by W Fraser(?) secretary and Goodman president. Two vignettes: ore cart at mine entrance and oil ri
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Big Tunnel Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Nevada City, CA 18652599 - Big Tunnel Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Nevada City, CA 1865
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Inc. November 1864. No. 25, issued for one share to D. Crittenden on January 23rd, 1865 in Nevada City. Signed by president Charound (?) and secretary
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Deadwood Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 18772600 - Deadwood Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 1877
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Location: Willow Valley District, Nevada County, California. Dateline Nevada City, Cal., March 8th, 1877. No. 38, issued for 200 shares to O.A. Nelson
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El Picacho Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Nevada City, California, 18632601 - El Picacho Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Nevada City, California, 1863
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Rare and early. Dateline Nevada City, April 20th, 1863. Low No. 8, issued for one share to H.B. Hosmer. Signed by Wm. W. Cozzins, president and secret
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Murchie, Amalgamated, Empire, California & New York Oil, etc. Letter and Amalgamated Oil Stock2602 - Murchie, Amalgamated, Empire, California & New York Oil, etc. Letter and Amalgamated Oil Stock
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1) The letter acknowledges the new bondholders of these mines (and others) and gives a quick history where things are. Dated November 1, 1909. "...
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Consolidated Channel Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Roughy & Ready, 18792603 - Consolidated Channel Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Roughy & Ready, 1879
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Location: Rough & Ready, Nevada County. Incorporated in 1874. Cert. #22 issued to Charles C. A. Duisenberg for 1 share. Signed by A.E. Eberhart,...
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Enterprise Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Meadow Lake District, 18662604 - Enterprise Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Meadow Lake District, 1866
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Inc. in California. Location printed on the top of the certificate: Meadow Lake District, California. No. 154, issued for 160 shares to Charles W. You
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Examination of the Grand Channel of Auriferous Gravel in the North Bloomfield Mining District2605 - Examination of the Grand Channel of Auriferous Gravel in the North Bloomfield Mining District
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Examination of the Grand Channel of Auriferous Gravel in the Mining District of North Bloomfield, Nevada County, California by P. Huerne, Civil Engine
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New York & Boston Gold Mining Co. Proof Stock Certificates, Nevada County, CA2606 - New York & Boston Gold Mining Co. Proof Stock Certificates, Nevada County, CA
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Lot of 4. c.1880s. Two unissued proof certificates for the New York & Boston Gold Mining Company. Printed by American Bank Note Co. Nice undergr...
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Selby Hill Mining Company Stock Certificate, Nevada City, CA 1877 (G.T. Brown Lith)2607 - Selby Hill Mining Company Stock Certificate, Nevada City, CA 1877 (G.T. Brown Lith)
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Inc. in California, Nov. 1875. No. 268, issued for 1,000 shares to H. Aug. Whiting, company secretary, on Oct. 20th, 1877 in San Francisco. Signed by
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York Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 1852, Nevada County, California Gold Rush2608 - York Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 1852, Nevada County, California Gold Rush
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No. 104 for 10 shares made out to Smith & Co. dated May 24th, 1852. Little York was located two miles Southwest of Dutch Flat and about 9 miles ...
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Hydraulic Mining near French Corral. Piping the Bank Stereoview by Thomas Houseworth2609 - Hydraulic Mining near French Corral. Piping the Bank Stereoview by Thomas Houseworth
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#1404 Hydraulic Mining series – Hydraulic Mining near French Corral. Piping the Bank, (near view) Nevada County – Orange stock Date: Location: Ne
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Eureka Claim – North San Juan Stereoview by Thomas Houseworth2610 - Eureka Claim – North San Juan Stereoview by Thomas Houseworth
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Hydraulic Mining series #1405 – Eureka Claim – North San Juan, Nevada County - Orange stock. Date: Location: Nevada County, California HWAC# 6
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Fantastic Hydraulic Mining Photographs (3)2611 - Fantastic Hydraulic Mining Photographs (3)
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During a process of mountain building in the California Sierras, the gravels of ancient gold bearing river beds were partially buried by an extensive
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Mammoth Plate Print of Hydraulic Work on Malakoff Diggings2612 - Mammoth Plate Print of Hydraulic Work on Malakoff Diggings
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Photograph is by Carleton Watkins. It is plate B180. Original! Photograph itself if 13.5 x 9.45". Shows two hoses washing away a hillside in th...
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Hydraulic Mining Stereoview: Behind the Pipes in the Kennebeck (Kennebec) Claim, Birchville2613 - Hydraulic Mining Stereoview: Behind the Pipes in the Kennebeck (Kennebec) Claim, Birchville
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#1403– Hydraulic Mining Behind the Pipes, in the Kennebeck (Kennebec) Claim, Birchville, Nevada County. Original taken in 1866. Birchville is located
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Malakoff Diggings Mining Stereoview2614 - Malakoff Diggings Mining Stereoview
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Popular Series Stereoview - Malakoff Diggings – N. Bloomfield Mining Co. Ca. Slight staining on upper right of mat, & bend in lower right (appro...
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Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co Stereoview by Watkins2615 - Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co Stereoview by Watkins
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Watkins Stereoview – Pacific Coast #1819 Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co. Located 26 miles NE of Nevada City, these hydraulic mi
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Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co Stereoview by Watkins2616 - Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co Stereoview by Watkins
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Watkins Stereoview – Pacific Coast #1818 Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co. - Yellow stock. Date: Location: Nevada County, Ca
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Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co. Stereoview by Watkins2617 - Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co. Stereoview by Watkins
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Watkins Stereoview – Pacific Coast #1820 Malakoff Diggings – North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co. Orange stock. Toning on top. Date: Location: Nev
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Century Mining Company Prospectus (Quicksilver Mine), c.19022618 - Century Mining Company Prospectus (Quicksilver Mine), c.1902
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8pp. Foldout photograph of mine plus two smaller photos inside. Century Mining Co. owned the Guadaloupe (Guadalupe) Quicksilver Mine, adjacent to the
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Quicksilver Mining Co. Annual Report, New Almaden, 18742619 - Quicksilver Mining Co. Annual Report, New Almaden, 1874
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The Quicksilver Mining Company Annual Report for 1874. Originally the New Almaden Mining Co. Incorporated by the state of New York, April 10, 1866. R
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New Almaden Overview from C. E. Watkins2620 - New Almaden Overview from C. E. Watkins
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This 1867 photograph is titled, "The Town on the Hill, New Almaden." This San Francisco photographer proudly proclaims on the back of the ...
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Contract between Aurora Gold & Silver Mine and Bay State Quartz Mill Company, 18582621 - Contract between Aurora Gold & Silver Mine and Bay State Quartz Mill Company, 1858
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9 pages on folded blue lined paper. The Aurora Gold & Silver Mining Co. approves use of J.A. Bartoler's (? ) mill amalgamating patent for us...
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Fifty-One Union Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 1864, Placer County2622 - Fifty-One Union Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 1864, Placer County
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Location of Mine: Placer County. Datelined Virginia, March 9th, 1864 (as in Virginia, California). Cert. #228 issued to John Bosquit on July 6, 1863 f
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Rising Sun Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate, Placer County, CA, 18802623 - Rising Sun Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate, Placer County, CA, 1880
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Incorporated in New York. No. 1042, issued for 100 shares to Sarah J. Horton on Nov. 15th, 1880. Signed by the company president H.C. Bidwell and the
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Gold Rush Tunnel Company Articles of Incorporation, 18592624 - Gold Rush Tunnel Company Articles of Incorporation, 1859
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Forest Hill Slope Company – Placer County, CA – Incorporation document for mining company January 20th, 1859 in the Forest Hill Township No.5 in Place
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1867 Taxes for Swan & French for Taxes on the Buckeye Claim2625 - 1867 Taxes for Swan & French for Taxes on the Buckeye Claim
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The tax is actually for 800 feet of iron pipe on the Buckeye Claim which was 2 1/2 miles southeast of Placerville. The value was estimated at $300.00.
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Placerville Geologic Atlas Folio2626 - Placerville Geologic Atlas Folio
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Placerville Folio, #3, 1894, one of the first of all the folios published by the USGS. Excellent condition, x-library with unobtrusive library marks o
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The South Fork Canal Company Stock Certificate, 1853, California Gold Rush2627 - The South Fork Canal Company Stock Certificate, 1853, California Gold Rush
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Very rare. Dateline Placerville, El Dorado County, Cal., March 22, 1853. Issued to P.W. Luschow for one share. Signed by B.F. Reese, president, and A.
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Two Plumas and Sierra Counties, CA Mining Stock Certificates2628 - Two Plumas and Sierra Counties, CA Mining Stock Certificates
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Plumas County at the far northern end of California’s famed Mother Lode and produced more than 5 million ounces of gold. 1)Plumas Consolidated Mill an
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Cherokee Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Greenville, CA 18812629 - Cherokee Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Greenville, CA 1881
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No. 1891, issued for 100 shares to D.C. Spooner in Feb. 1881 in New York. Signed by the president and secretary. Not cancelled. Interesting and unique
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Miners' Consumnes & Deer Creek Water & Mining Co. Promissory Note, Prairie City, CA, 18542630 - Miners' Consumnes & Deer Creek Water & Mining Co. Promissory Note, Prairie City, CA, 1854
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A very rare Prairie City, California dateline. Promissory note No. 17, datelined Prairie City, Cal., March 25th, 1854. Promise to pay $893.73 to D.B.
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Desert Bonanza, Early Randsburg Mohave Desert Mining Camp, by Marcia Rittenhouse Wynn2631 - Desert Bonanza, Early Randsburg Mohave Desert Mining Camp, by Marcia Rittenhouse Wynn
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Desert Bonanza, Early Randsburg Mohave Desert Mining Camp, by Marcia Rittenhouse Wynn, 1963, Arthur Clark company. Original dust jacket and plastic pr
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to r***6 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Yellow Aster Mine Industrial Accident  Reports (6)2632 - Yellow Aster Mine Industrial Accident Reports (6)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Employers First Report of Injury, State of California forms. Yellow Aster Mine, July 9, 1918, 2 reports of hand injuries. Sept 15, 1917 and Jan. 28,
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Yellow Aster Mine Labor Reports (7)2633 - Yellow Aster Mine Labor Reports (7)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of time reports and cost sheets, 5 with stains and toning (Potter Collection) Date: 1912-1918 Location: Randsburg, California HWAC# 5715
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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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