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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Random Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Palmyra District,  Nevada Territory, 18633450 - Random Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Palmyra District, Nevada Territory, 1863
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Incredibly rare. Listed on Mahler's census of Nevada territorial issued stocks. Location printed on stock certificate: Palmyra Mining District, ...
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Sold to d**********3 for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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Anna Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Spring Valley, Nevada Territory, 18643451 - Anna Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Spring Valley, Nevada Territory, 1864
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Extra rare location. Location printed on certificate: Spring Valley, Devil's Gate District, Lyon County, N.T. Incorporated January 9th, 1864. Da...
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Sold to O*U for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Belle Union Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Silver Star District, Nevada Territory, 18633452 - Belle Union Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Silver Star District, Nevada Territory, 1863
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Silver Star District, Storey County, N.T. (printed at the top). Incorporated March 10, 1863 under the laws of Nevada Territory. Dateline Gold Hill, N.
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Great Eastern Cons. Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate Silver Star District Nevada Territory3453 - Great Eastern Cons. Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate Silver Star District Nevada Territory
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Location: Star District, Storey County (Lyons crossed out), N.T. (printed below logo). Incorporated April 3rd, 1863. No. 54, issued for 15 shares to E
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Green Mountain Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Nevada Territory Issued to N.A. Chandler3454 - Green Mountain Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Nevada Territory Issued to N.A. Chandler
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A very rare mining stock with wonderful ties to territorial Nevada history! Silver Star District (printed upper left), Storey County, N.T. (printed lo
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Charter Oak Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Virginia District, Nevada Territory, 18633455 - Charter Oak Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Virginia District, Nevada Territory, 1863
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Location: Virginia Mining District, Storey County, N.T. (printed under logo). The company owned Charter Oak Ledges No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 (printed at righ
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Ball Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 18633456 - Ball Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 1863
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Virginia Mining District, Storey County, N.T. (printed at the top). Incorporated June 2, 1863 under the laws of the Nevada Territory. Dateline Virgini
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Messenger & Vanderbilt Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 3457 - Messenger & Vanderbilt Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Virginia City, Nevada Territory,
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Ultra rare. Location: Virginia Mining District (printed at top). The stock actually says "On Mt. Davidson" which we haven't seen befor...
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Weal Chance Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Storey County, Nevada Territory, 18643458 - Weal Chance Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Storey County, Nevada Territory, 1864
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Incorporated Jan. 11th, 1863. Location: Storey County, Nevada Territory (printed upper right). Low No. 11, issued for 25 shares to James Owen on Feb.
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Tolles Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Peavine District, Washoe Co., Nevada Territory3459 - Tolles Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Peavine District, Washoe Co., Nevada Territory
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Ultra rare location. Dix Ledge, Pea Vine Mining District, Washoe County, N.T. (printed below logo). Incorporated May 1863. Dateline Washoe City, N.T.,
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Queen Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Flowery District, 1876, GT Brown Lith.3460 - Queen Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Flowery District, 1876, GT Brown Lith.
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Flowery Mining District, Storey County, Nevada. No. 895, issued for 50 shares to William H. McClintock, the company secretary, on April 7, 1876 in San
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Mackay Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate, 18973461 - Mackay Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate, 1897
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Never seen by us before. Fantastic mining stock featuring a portrait of "Bonanza King" John Mackay! No. 59, issued for 15,000 shares to co...
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Sold to o******3 for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Ophir Consolidated Mill & Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 18793462 - Ophir Consolidated Mill & Mining Co. Stock Certificate, 1879
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Ultra rare. Location listed on stock as Storey County, Nevada. The Ophir was the discovery site for the Virginia City portion of the Comstock Lode. No
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Sold to 8***1 for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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Sierra Nevada Mining Company Proof & Issued Stock Certificates, Virginia City, Nevada3463 - Sierra Nevada Mining Company Proof & Issued Stock Certificates, Virginia City, Nevada
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Lot of 2. The first is an incredible find. The proof stock certificate c.1860 from Harrison & Major, S.F. Location clearly printed upper right a...
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Comstock Collectibles3464 - Comstock Collectibles
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Lot of 40. 1) 10 checks: Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming, RN-G, 1877; 1890s unissued Savage Mining; Comstock Pumping Assoc. RN-X, 1900; Bank...
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Comstock Kirman Ledgers From  Mackintosh & Bacon3465 - Comstock Kirman Ledgers From Mackintosh & Bacon
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4 page ledger from Mackintosh & Bacon for Richard Kirman Co., June 1881. Lists major Comstock mines including Ophir, Belcher, Crown Point, Unio...
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Sutro Tunnel Company Stock Certificate, 18833466 - Sutro Tunnel Company Stock Certificate, 1883
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No. C31949. Issued for 100 shares to Ben Dilley on Jun. 11th, 1883 in San Francisco. Signed by C.W. Brush as president and secretary Arnold. Not cance
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Sutro Tunnel Company Lawsuit Against a Virginia City Mine, 18853467 - Sutro Tunnel Company Lawsuit Against a Virginia City Mine, 1885
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This is a historic find. Handwritten 1880s court document from M.N. Stone, attorney for the Sutro Tunnel Company. The Sutro Tunnel Co. is suing the Se
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Sold to n*****9 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Sutro's Rational System of Mining, Presentation Copy, 18683468 - Sutro's Rational System of Mining, Presentation Copy, 1868
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This book is one of the most important highlights of the Gold Rush sale. It is J. D. Whitney's copy of Sutro's The Mineral Resources of the ...
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Sold to m********y for (1,300.00 + 325.00) x 1 = 1,625.00
 
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Original Sutro Broadside and Giant Powder Billhead to Savage Mine3469 - Original Sutro Broadside and Giant Powder Billhead to Savage Mine
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Giant Powder Co billhead 1871 to Savage Mine in Virginia City, NV for powder. Original large Sutro Tunnel agreement broadside c. 1868, unexecuted.
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Comstock Tunnel & Drainage Company $1000 Bond3470 - Comstock Tunnel & Drainage Company $1000 Bond
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This 1919 bond is numbered 967. Signed by Ap Miller and WC Fist. Excellent condition (no rips, tears, holes, edge issues) with all 60 coupons attached
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Sold to 9***1 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Eilley Orrum, Queen of the Comstock by Paine3471 - Eilley Orrum, Queen of the Comstock by Paine
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1st edition hardcover. Has RPC's of Slide Mt. and a building attached to inner front cover and next page.Rag edge, 309pp. Front cover is detachi...
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Geology of the Comstock Lode by Becker3472 - Geology of the Comstock Lode by Becker
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Hardcover. 1882 USGS, 422pp with index. Date: Location: Virginia City, Nevada HWAC# 571448
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Stereoview of Interior of Ophir Hoisting Works, Virginia City, Nevada3473 - Stereoview of Interior of Ophir Hoisting Works, Virginia City, Nevada
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Watkins’ New Series Stereoview Comstock Virginia City, NV #4154 Interior Ophir Hoisting Works. The Cages. The Ophir Mine was one of the first develope
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Stereoview of Wagon With 12 Mule Team on the Comstock3474 - Stereoview of Wagon With 12 Mule Team on the Comstock
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A rare and desired view of the Comstock. Continental Stereoscopic Co. Stereoview – “A load of Ore from the Mines” - A wagon load being pulled by a 12
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Indenture between the Pacific Mill and the Consolidated California and Virginia Mine, Mackay Signed3475 - Indenture between the Pacific Mill and the Consolidated California and Virginia Mine, Mackay Signed
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Interesting Comstock Document. But the prize here is the signature of Mackay. He almost always signs his name J. W. Mackay. We rarely have seen his fu
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Map of the Comstock and Brunswick Lodes3476 - Map of the Comstock and Brunswick Lodes
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This map covers Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Silver Star and Six Mile Canyon Mining Districts. The map is 27 x 32". In great conditio...
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Sold to S*****3 for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Monographs of the USGS Vol IV, Comstock Lode3477 - Monographs of the USGS Vol IV, Comstock Lode
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Hardcover book details original Comstock history. 1883 451pp with index and torn foldout map. Date: Location: Virginia City, Nevada HWAC# 56562
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Nevada Mining History Books (3)3478 - Nevada Mining History Books (3)
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Hardcovers. The Story of the Mine by Shinn, 272pp. Signed by J A Fulton. Softcover Historical Society Papers Vol III 1921-1922 237pp with index, a col
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Premium Comstock Mining Stock Certificate Group3479 - Premium Comstock Mining Stock Certificate Group
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Lot of 6 different including the key Comstock mines. 1) Consolidated Virginia Mining Company. Issued 1879. Not cancelled. Largest producer on the Coms
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Saga of the Comstock Lode by Lyman3480 - Saga of the Comstock Lode by Lyman
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Boom Days in Virginia City. Hardcover, 1934, signed by author George Lyman and dedicated to John L.Fulton. 407pp with index. Upper front cover has a s
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Savage Mining Company Daily Reports3481 - Savage Mining Company Daily Reports
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Ten reports. Legal size. Lists number of men working and what they were doing. Notes on the bottom of each page offer further explanation, "Sur...
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Store-House Keeper's Daily Reports - Savage Mining Company3482 - Store-House Keeper's Daily Reports - Savage Mining Company
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Lot of ten daily reports in September of 1876. What will you find? How many cords of wood and bushels of charcoal are on hand. Loads of car oil that h
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Surveys of Key Comstock Claims3483 - Surveys of Key Comstock Claims
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The claims which these surveys represent are the Chollar-Potosi Mine, Bacon Mill, Central Silver Mining Company, Savage Mining Company. Then there is
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The Comstock Lode, Its Formation and History by Church3484 - The Comstock Lode, Its Formation and History by Church
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A fantastic hardcover historical reference about the Comstock Lode by John A. Church Ph. D. 226 pp with index. Contains 6 plates and 13 figures. Inscr
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The Heat of the Comstock Lode, Booklet, 18803485 - The Heat of the Comstock Lode, Booklet, 1880
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By John A. Church, E.M., Ph.D., of New York City. A Paper Read Before the American Institute of Mining Engineers at the New York Meeting, February, 18
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The History of the Comstock Lode 1850-1920 by Smith3486 - The History of the Comstock Lode 1850-1920 by Smith
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Hardcover 297pp,dedicated by author Grant Smith. From the collection of the former President of the Nevada Historical Society, Robert L. Fulton. Dat
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Three Rare Comstock Mining Publications: Mine Ventilation, Bonanza Ores, & 1882 Becker Summary3487 - Three Rare Comstock Mining Publications: Mine Ventilation, Bonanza Ores, & 1882 Becker Summary
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1) Rare Report on Comstock Mine Ventilation. University of Nevada Bulletin, Oct. 1, 1909. "The Ventilating-System at the Comstock Mines, Nevad...
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USGS Comstock Mining and Mining by Lord3488 - USGS Comstock Mining and Mining by Lord
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Hardcover USGS Monographs 4 about the Comstock Lode. Recounts the fascinating history of Virginia City silver mining. Fold out maps, the largest one h
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USGS Geology of the Comstock Lode by Becker3489 - USGS Geology of the Comstock Lode by Becker
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Hardcover Comstock reference. 33 plates 422pp. Edge wear on spine and corners,front cover is disconnecting. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collectio
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Virginia City, Nevada Ephemera Collection3490 - Virginia City, Nevada Ephemera Collection
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Lot of 20 documents dating from the 1860s to the turn of the last century. Included: 1884 Yellow Jacket Silver Mining Co. Revenue check, Gold Hill; a
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Comstock Atlas and Monograph, 18823491 - Comstock Atlas and Monograph, 1882
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Choice examples of the Comstock Atlas and monograph published by the USGS, This was one of the first of the series for the newly created US Geologic S
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Sold to b*******g for (1,150.00 + 253.00) x 1 = 1,403.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3492 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Lot withdrawn. Do not bid. HWAC# 59454
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Stateler & Arrington Check with Rare S & A Oval Stamp3493 - Stateler & Arrington Check with Rare S & A Oval Stamp
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Nevada Territory. From Charles Bonner, superintendent of the Savage Mine, to Thomas Cashin. Bright orante "S & A / PAID / VIRGINIA" ov...
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Territorial Stateler & Arrington Checks signed by president John Earl3494 - Territorial Stateler & Arrington Checks signed by president John Earl
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Nevada Territory. Two checks with US Revenue Adhesive Stamps. One to J. Earl signed by John Earl for CL Strong. Earl was the president of the Gould an
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Six Early Comstock Checks Related to Mining3495 - Six Early Comstock Checks Related to Mining
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Signed by Superintendents Requa, Janin and Batterman. One signed by Gould & Curry president John O Earl. One from the Empire Mill & Mining C...
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Sold to t*********t for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Chollar Potosi Mining Co. Revenue Check, Virginia City, Nevada, 18753496 - Chollar Potosi Mining Co. Revenue Check, Virginia City, Nevada, 1875
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Very scarce, especially in this clean of condition. Agency of the Bank of California - Datelined Virginia, NV July 2, 1875. RN-D1 printed revenue stam
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Three Consolidated Mill Revenue Checks, Mackay & Fair Signatures, Virginia City, Nevada3497 - Three Consolidated Mill Revenue Checks, Mackay & Fair Signatures, Virginia City, Nevada
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All are RN-D1, Consolidated Mill, Bank of California. Two are signed by James G. Fair in 1874, one to J.J. Cooper and one to V. Antons and P. Martin.
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Con-Virginia & California Mining Co. Check Trio, Virginia City, Nevada3498 - Con-Virginia & California Mining Co. Check Trio, Virginia City, Nevada
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Lot of 3 for the all important California and Con. Virginia mine pair that were the first and second largest producers on the Comstock Lode. Fair, Mac
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*********t for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Gould & Curry Mining Co. Revenue Check Collection, Virginia City, Nevada3499 - Gould & Curry Mining Co. Revenue Check Collection, Virginia City, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. 1) Best is Gould & Curry & Best & Belcher Joint Shaft. RN-D1. Issued 1879 to the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Si...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to W****l for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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