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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San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Memorandums, 1868 & 18692185 - San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Memorandums, 1868 & 1869
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two different. Louis A. Garnett, manager. John Hewston Jr., supt. assayer. 1) Rare red form issued Dec. 10, 1868 for a deposit by Kruse &...
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San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Memorandum, 18702186 - San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Memorandum, 1870
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pictorial assay sheet for this San Francisco office with Louis A. Garnett (manager) and John Hewston Jr. (Supt. Assayer). Lith. by Britton & Rey...
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San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Memorandum, Mineral Hill, Nevada Ore, 18712187 - San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Memorandum, Mineral Hill, Nevada Ore, 1871
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Dateline San Francisco, Jan. 19th, 1871. Four samples from "1st Class Live Yankee." Bottom of form has "Mineral Hill Mining Co."...
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San Francisco Assay & Refining Works Report for Star of the West Mine, Mineral Hill, NV2188 - San Francisco Assay & Refining Works Report for Star of the West Mine, Mineral Hill, NV
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This is a very rare mine to be seeing assay results for! Dated Jan. 24th, 1871. Ore samples from the Star of the West Mine yielded over $220 oz. of si
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San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Letterhead, 1871, Plus Response Letter, Mineral Hill, NV2189 - San Francisco Assaying & Refining Works Letterhead, 1871, Plus Response Letter, Mineral Hill, NV
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The office still has the same partnership as before (Garnett & Hewston). This lot has two pieces. The first is a letter from the San Francisco A...
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1891 Rare F. & L. F. Reichling Assay Report2190 - 1891 Rare F. & L. F. Reichling Assay Report
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Reichling forms are rare. L. F. Reichling was listed as the secretary of the Kennedy Mining Company (Amador County) in the 1891 San Francisco Director
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Riehn, Hemme & Co. Assay Office Memorandum, 18672191 - Riehn, Hemme & Co. Assay Office Memorandum, 1867
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Rare. For gold bullion deposit by C.T.H. Palmer (of Folsom) at the Riehn, Hemmer & Co. Assay Office located at 434 Montgomery Street. A 100 ounc...
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Riehn, Hemme & Co. Assay Office Memorandum, 1867, CTH Palmer2192 - Riehn, Hemme & Co. Assay Office Memorandum, 1867, CTH Palmer
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Extra rare. For gold bullion deposit by C.T.H. Palmer (of Folsom) at the Riehn, Hemmer & Co. Assay Office located at 434 Montgomery Street. A 21...
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Two Geo. E. Rogers Assay Memorandums, 18682193 - Two Geo. E. Rogers Assay Memorandums, 1868
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Assay Office of Geo. E. Rogers, Successor to G.W. Bell. G.W. Bell had an assay office in the Wells Fargo office on California St. On April 16, 1866,
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Geo. E. Rogers Assay Office Memorandum, 18692194 - Geo. E. Rogers Assay Office Memorandum, 1869
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Assay Office of Geo. E. Rogers, Successor to G.W. Bell. G.W. Bell had an assay office in the Wells Fargo office on California St. On April 16, 1866,
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Two San Francisco Assay Billheads (One Rare)2195 - Two San Francisco Assay Billheads (One Rare)
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1) Johnson Assaying Company. A 1902 assay for very early Tonopah, Nevada mine - The Tonopah Extension. Also attached is a list of expenses from the To
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Selby Smelting & Lead Co. Assay Memorandum, 18822196 - Selby Smelting & Lead Co. Assay Memorandum, 1882
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Very rare. Selby took over for the Kellogg & Houston assay operation. Gold bullion deposit (grains) on June 29, 1882 by H. Severring. After melt...
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Selby Smelting & Lead Co. Ephemera2197 - Selby Smelting & Lead Co. Ephemera
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Lot of 4. 1) Pictorial lettersheet dated Oct. 6, 1903 to the State Bank & Trust Co. in Carson City, Nevada. Message is about a shipment of conce...
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Two Selby Assay Forms2198 - Two Selby Assay Forms
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1) For Ira Hill Reed of San Andreas in 1890. For 49 ounces of mostly fine gold with some silver. Reed was a lawyer and gains his fame through the outl
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Selby Smelting & Lead Co. Assay Memorandum for Placerville Placer Gold, 18992199 - Selby Smelting & Lead Co. Assay Memorandum for Placerville Placer Gold, 1899
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Selby Smelting & Lead Co. office in San Francisco taking in gold bullion deposited by A. Mierson of Placerville, Feb. 9, 1899. Marked "amal...
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US Treasury in SF Receipt for Gold & Silver Ore Refining Patent, 18672200 - US Treasury in SF Receipt for Gold & Silver Ore Refining Patent, 1867
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Receipt from the office of the Assistant Treasurer to Frederick Morris for a deposit towards a patent application for “New Process for Amalgamating Go
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California Assay & Mining Documents2201 - California Assay & Mining Documents
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Lot of 5. 1) Angel Iron Works large format business card. Manufacturers of General Mining Machinery. 3 x 5.25" 2) Memorandum of Gold Bullion de...
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Arkansas Valley Smelting Co. Assay Report, Leadville2202 - Arkansas Valley Smelting Co. Assay Report, Leadville
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8.5 x 14" For assay of 126,000 lbs of lead and silver ore from the Yak MM Company. Dateline, Leadville, Colorado, Oct. 6, 1897. 38 ounces of si...
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Colorado Assay Ephemera2203 - Colorado Assay Ephemera
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Lot of 3. 1) Booklet. Commercial Ores: From Mine to Money. 1907. Issued by E.P. Welch, President of the Colorado Assaying and Refining Co., Denver, Co
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Antique Cast-iron Scale with Hanging Weights2204 - Antique Cast-iron Scale with Hanging Weights
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Circa 1880. Capacity 36 pounds. No makers name. This piece, from the Adams collection, came from the old Moore's hardware store in Dahlonega, Ge...
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Assayer’s Tool from the Dahlonega Mint2205 - Assayer’s Tool from the Dahlonega Mint
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This assay tool held three samples from which gold buttons were made during the assay process. It was dug at the North Georgia College site many decad
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United States Assay Office Gold Bullion Memorandum, Helena, Montana Territory, 18832206 - United States Assay Office Gold Bullion Memorandum, Helena, Montana Territory, 1883
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Dateline Helena, M.T., October 11th, 1883. Deposit of gold dust weighing 10.39 ounces by P.W. Jackson. .808 fineness gold, 0.162 fineness silver. Net
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Hussey, Dahler & Co., Bankers & Dealers in Gold Dust Letterhead, Virginia City, Montana, 18732207 - Hussey, Dahler & Co., Bankers & Dealers in Gold Dust Letterhead, Virginia City, Montana, 1873
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Dated March 27th, 1873 concerning a collection of $677.75. Preprinted letterhead also says: Dealers in Gold Dust, Coin & Exchange, Collections P...
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Manhattan Silver Mining Co. of Nevada Ore Receipt, 18692208 - Manhattan Silver Mining Co. of Nevada Ore Receipt, 1869
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Dateline Austin, Nevada June 30, 1869. G.W. Dale has deposited 1,960 lbs. of ore to be reduced/ Allen A. Curtis as General Agent for the company. 7&...
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First National Bank of Nevada Assay Office, Austin, NV 18662209 - First National Bank of Nevada Assay Office, Austin, NV 1866
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Very scarce Nevada assay document. Memorandum of Bullion Deposited at the Assay Office of the First National Bank of Nevada on Oct. 23rd, 1866 by the
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D. Lundbom Assay Office Receipt, Austin, Nevada, 18672210 - D. Lundbom Assay Office Receipt, Austin, Nevada, 1867
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No. 2856. Dateline Austin, Nevada, July 22nd, 1867. For one specimen of pulp deposited by Thomas Cox, 4.29 grains of silver. Signed by David Lundbom.
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Assay Office of Eberhardt & Aurora Mining Co., 18722211 - Assay Office of Eberhardt & Aurora Mining Co., 1872
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Assay ledger sheet from the Assay Office of Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company, Ltd., International Mill, Eberhardt City, Nevada. Lists 30 samples an
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Eberhardt & Aurora Mining Co. Assay Office Sheet, c.1870s (Ghost Town)2212 - Eberhardt & Aurora Mining Co. Assay Office Sheet, c.1870s (Ghost Town)
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Assay Office of the Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company, (Limited) London. International Mill, Eberhardt City, Nevada. Ore Assay Certificate. Unused.
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Statement of Bullion from Eureka Consolidated Mining Company2213 - Statement of Bullion from Eureka Consolidated Mining Company
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Two legal size pages with assays for bars of silver gold, and lead. Twelve assays all together. Example: Car #5008, 200 bars, 150 ounces silver, 6 oun
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Two Documents for W.S. James, Gold Hill Assayer2214 - Two Documents for W.S. James, Gold Hill Assayer
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1) Memorandum of Bullion Deposited for Assay at the Gold Hill Assay Office. Dateline Gold Hill, Nevada, June 30, 1886. Deposited by the Eureka Mill. T
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Three Documents for W.S. James, Gold Hill Assayer2215 - Three Documents for W.S. James, Gold Hill Assayer
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Two half-sheet letterheads and one Memorandum of Assay for W.S. James, Gold Hill, Nevada, Assayer. All are signed by James. Includes: 1894 message to
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Gold Hill Assay Office Memorandum, 1885 for Overman Mine w/ Location Notes2216 - Gold Hill Assay Office Memorandum, 1885 for Overman Mine w/ Location Notes
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Memorandum of Ore Assay for the Gold Hill Assay Office (W.S. James) for a deposit by the Overman Mine in Gold Hill on Dec. 28, 1885. What makes this s
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Granite Banking House of Palmer & Day, Gold Hill, Nevada Territory, Receipt2217 - Granite Banking House of Palmer & Day, Gold Hill, Nevada Territory, Receipt
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Unused but very rare. Dateline Gold Hill, N.T., 186-. 4.5 x 7.75" Folds. Printed by Towne & Bacon, San Francisco. Palmer and Day were first...
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Comstock Assay Documents (3)2218 - Comstock Assay Documents (3)
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Selby Smelting and Lead Co. small pictorial letterhead. GW Bell Assay Office, San Francisco 1864 assay report of Savage Mine- some toning and edge fri
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Daisy and Great Bend Assay Maps, Goldfield, Nevada2219 - Daisy and Great Bend Assay Maps, Goldfield, Nevada
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Two blueprints of assays on these mines. The Daisy map is about 36 x 48" showing the assays of the 300 level. 1"=10'. No title block. ...
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Alfred Held Assayer & Chemist Billhead, Goldfield, NV 19092220 - Alfred Held Assayer & Chemist Billhead, Goldfield, NV 1909
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Assay certificate for Alfred Held, Assayer and Chemist, 616 Columbia Street, Goldfield, Nevada. For ore deposited by the Florence Gold Mining Co. on M
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Ellsworth-Stevenson Co. Assay Certificate, Goldfield, NV.2221 - Ellsworth-Stevenson Co. Assay Certificate, Goldfield, NV.
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Ellsworth-Stevenson Co., Assayers and Chemists, No. 412 N. Columbia St., Goldfield, NV. For a deposit by the Vernal Mining Co. on Feb. 28th, 1913. Two
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Florence Goldfield Mining Co. Assay Certificate, 19092222 - Florence Goldfield Mining Co. Assay Certificate, 1909
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Sheet with 26 mill samples for this Goldfield, Nevada mining operation dated June 14, 1909. Samples have gold content from 0.14 to 0.32. Signed by th
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F.O. Altinger Assayer Report, Goldfield, NV 19062223 - F.O. Altinger Assayer Report, Goldfield, NV 1906
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F.O. Altinger, Assayer, Chemist and Refiner. 117 East Hall St. Deposit by F. Harding on April 19, 1906. One sample, 0.16 hdths gold, .2 10ths silver,
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Goldfield, Nevada Assay Collection, 1909-19132224 - Goldfield, Nevada Assay Collection, 1909-1913
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Lot of 4 assay documents from 3 different Goldfield assayers. 1) Assay Certificate for Alfred Held, 1909, deposit from Florence Goldfield Mining Co. 2
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Desert Power & Mill Co. Assay Certificate, Millers, NV, 19152225 - Desert Power & Mill Co. Assay Certificate, Millers, NV, 1915
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Ghost town in Esmeralda County. Dateline Millers, Nevada, Nov. 15, 1915. Samples taken from the battery feed containing 0.20 oz/ton gold and 19.24 oz/
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Desert Power & Mill Co. Assay Certificates, Millers, NV, 1908 & 19152226 - Desert Power & Mill Co. Assay Certificates, Millers, NV, 1908 & 1915
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Lot of 2. Slightly different. The 1908 sheet is for two samples that are almost equal parts gold and silver. Signed by Olson as assayer. The 1915 samp
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Pioche, NV Assay Sheets2227 - Pioche, NV Assay Sheets
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Lot of 2. 1) Assay certificate for Combined Metals Reduction Co., Bauer Plant, Jan. 11, 1926. Gold, zinc, lead, and silver ore. H.K. Hansen, Assayer.
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Electric Mining & Reduction Co. Assay Sheet, Reno, NV 19002228 - Electric Mining & Reduction Co. Assay Sheet, Reno, NV 1900
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Rare Reno assay office. Assayers, Analytical and Consulting Chemists. A small bullion assay deposit by William Stewart on Feb. 7, 1900. .655 silver,
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M.J. Mooney, Assayer & Chemist, Billhead, Rochester, NV 19152229 - M.J. Mooney, Assayer & Chemist, Billhead, Rochester, NV 1915
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A silver mining ghost town piece. Control and Umpire Assays a Specialty. H.J. MacSherry deposited on Jan. 19, 1915 one sample, 0.05 oz/ton gold and 25
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Western Ore Purchasing Co. Tonopah Assay Certificate, 19072230 - Western Ore Purchasing Co. Tonopah Assay Certificate, 1907
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Weight and Moisture Certificate for the Tonopah Plant. Dated June 24, 1907. Ore deposited by the Tonopah Mining Co. T&G (Tonopah & Goldfield...
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Iconic Comstock Assayer, Original Wiegand & Company Sign2231 - Iconic Comstock Assayer, Original Wiegand & Company Sign
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A truly fabulous piece of Comstock and Nevada history: an original sign from a famous Virginia City assayer, Wiegand & Company. Physical Char...
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Three Different Chollar Potosi Assay Office Sheets2232 - Three Different Chollar Potosi Assay Office Sheets
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Lot of 3 different assay memorandums from the Chollar Potosi Assay Office dated 1891, 1892, and 1892. All for samples deposited by the Savage Mining C
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Comstock Lode Assay Office Receipt, 1876, D.W. Balch2233 - Comstock Lode Assay Office Receipt, 1876, D.W. Balch
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Very rare assay receipt from the Comstock Lode Assay Office, Cor. C & Taylor Sts, Virginia City, Nevada. No. 521, deposited April 19, 1876 from ...
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Second Comstock Lode Assay Office Receipt, 1876, D.W. Balch2234 - Second Comstock Lode Assay Office Receipt, 1876, D.W. Balch
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare assay receipt from the Comstock Lode Assay Office, Cor. C & Taylor Sts, Virginia City, Nevada. No. 644, deposited Nov. 2, 1876 from th...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d**********3 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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