Great American July Auction

Auction Details

This three day sale has highlights in many of our collecting categories including Mining, Saloon, Native Americana, Numismatics, Postal History, General Americana, Tokens, Railroad & Express, Bottles, and Western Art & Americana.

SESSION ONE OVERVIEW
Our Saloon & Cigar section features brewing advertising, beer trays, cigar tins, ephemera, and match cases. Following this, our Bottle section includes beer bottles, whisky flasks, and other Western glassware.

Our Gaming section has rare chips and tokens (including ivory chips), a Keno goose, a slot machine, and early dice games.

Numismatics features Israeli coins and medals, U.S. medals including ANA, and US and Mexican coins including a large selection of belt buckles with Morgan Dollars and Peace Dollars.

Next comes our Railroad & Express section. Highlights include: a Leland Stanford signed pass; a Tonopah & Tidewater lock; a Virginia & Truckee loaner watch (and other V&T ephemera); and 1860s American Express Co. stock certificates with signatures from Wells, Fargo, & Holland.

We then have the largest Postal History section we've had in many years. There is a particular focus on Nevada with rarities from Esmeralda, Bernice, Cradlebaugh, and others. The section ends with Nevada revenue stamps and large US stamp collections.

Session One ends with our Token section which has pieces from California, Nevada, Montana, as well as rare Good For Mirrors.


SESSION TWO OVERVIEW
Session Two is all Mining. Our Mining section features a fabulous assortment of mine lighting devices including carbide lamps, safety lamps, oil wick lamps, and candlesticks. We also have explosives-related material including blasting cap tins, wood boxes, and ephemera. In addition, the section has more mining signs, assay material, mining artifacts, and ephemera such as stock certificates and other mining documents and books. Don't miss a unique and very important set of Bank of California/Virginia City letters (Lots 2573-2576).

SESSION THREE OVERVIEW
Session Three begins with a diverse and large Native Americana section: beadwork, baskets, pottery, rugs, points, a large section of turquoise and silver jewelry, kachinas, sculptures, and Native American & Western art. Don't miss Lot 3184, a Millicent Hearst painting.

Our General Americana section begins with a group of taxidermy pieces from two collections including a Western museum. We then have our usual varied and diverse selection of General Americana artifacts and ephemera including: an early ivory ship; rare California directories; turn-of-the-century Goldfield Gold Rush furniture (Lots 3480-84); early film and stage autographs; and much more. Be sure not to miss the premium early Western silverware lots including a once-in-a-lifetime offering of Comstock groups. The session ends with Dealer Specials, large bargain-priced groups of ephemera.

Table of Contents
Day 1, Saturday, July 8th (Lot 1000-1728)
Saloon, Cigar, & Tobacco (Lots 1000-1083)
Bottles & Insulators (Lots 1084-1183)
Gaming (Lots 1184-1210)
Numismatics (Lots 1211-1297)
Coin & Western Belt Buckles (Lots 1298-1393)
Railroad & Express (Lots 1394-1453)
Philatelic & Postal History (Lots 1454-1607)
Tokens (Lots 1608-1728)


Day 2, Sunday, July 9th (Lot 2000-2656)
Mining (Lot 2000-2656)
Mine Lighting Devices
Safety Lamps (2000-2065)
Carbide Lamps (2066-2230)
Oil Wick Lamps (2231-2374)
Misc. Lighting (2375-2383)
Mine Signs (2384-2400)
Explosives (2401-2462)
Assay (2463-2476)
Mining Artifacts (2477-2492)
Ephemera (Sorted State/City) (2493-2656)

Day 3, Monday, July 10th (Lots 3000-3613)
Native Americana & Western Art (3000-3204)
Beadwork, Baskets, Pottery, & Rugs (3000-3027)
Jewelry (3028-3049)
Points, Tools, & Ephemera (3050-3060)
Kachinas & Sculptures (3061-3143)
Native & Western Art (3144-3204)
Taxidermy (3205-3223)
General Americana (3224-3613)
Miscellaneous (3224-3328)
Sorted by State/City (3329-3571)
Dealer Specials (3572-3613)

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Blasting Caps: Repauno Chemical Co.2448 - Blasting Caps: Repauno Chemical Co.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two embossed early blasting caps for the Repauno Chemical Company. Scarce. State: City: HWAC#: 46861 Date:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to g******M for (850.00 + 204.00) = 1,054.00
 
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Trojan Explosives Box plus One Other2449 - Trojan Explosives Box plus One Other
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two blasting powder boxes, one of vertical Trojan powder box for 50 pounds, the other an unmarked company box. State: City: HWAC#: 46454 Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to g******M for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Western Powder Co: Detonators for High Explosives Booklet2450 - Western Powder Co: Detonators for High Explosives Booklet
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Western Powder Company of Salt Lake City issued this 77 page book "Detonators for High Explosive: A handbook on blasting caps electric blasting...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g******M for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Blasting Caps: Variety Collection2451 - Blasting Caps: Variety Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six different blasting cap tins from seven different companies. MC, Gold Medal, Hercules, Brown, Illinois, Nobel, Atlas. All nice. State: City:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********a.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Blasting Caps: 14 Miscellaneous Tins2452 - Blasting Caps: 14 Miscellaneous Tins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of 14 miscellaneous blasting cap tins. Dupont, Atlas, Hercules. State: City: HWAC#: 46876 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to g*****9 for (160.00 + 33.60) = 193.60
 
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Blasting Caps: 10 Different Tins2453 - Blasting Caps: 10 Different Tins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collection of 10 different tins. Collection includes six round tins, three rectangular, and one cardboard. Excellent condition, please inspect.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to g******M for (550.00 + 132.00) = 682.00
 
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Seven Blasting Cap Tins2454 - Seven Blasting Cap Tins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The most interesting tin is the 1.25" diameter "100 Primers, No.2.' From the U. C. C. Company. 2) Hercules #8 Blasting caps in a large...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****3 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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French Explosive Stock Certificate2455 - French Explosive Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Explosifs Minelite, Societe Anoyme Francaise. Issued in 1928. State: Foreign City: HWAC#: 47854 Date:
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to r********a.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Coal Mining Explosives Textbook2456 - Coal Mining Explosives Textbook
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Colliery Explosions and Recovery Work" By J.W. Whitaker, c.1946, hardback, 230 pages, 5 1/2 x 9 inches. Textbook in the Mining Certifica...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to g******M for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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Explosives Advertising2457 - Explosives Advertising
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three old advertising pieces for explosives: 1) "Explosives for Blasting: How to use them what they will do" a brochure by Arthur Kirk &am...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Underground Mining Ephemera2458 - Underground Mining Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two dynamite boxes, one DuPont tamping bag, and two Justrite Lamps. State: City: HWAC#: 47272 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******g for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Explosives Ephemera2459 - Explosives Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five pieces of explosives brochures. Atlas Powder Company, Dallas, Texas pamphlets "Prevention of accidents in the use of explosives." &qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to g******M for (110.00 + 26.40) = 136.40
 
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Library of Publications on Explosives2460 - Library of Publications on Explosives
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven publications on explosives. 1) Copy of Alfred Nobel's patent application for dynamite. 2) Tennessee Copper Company's "Electric Bl...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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"Manufacture of Explosives" Book (1909)2461 - "Manufacture of Explosives" Book (1909)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover, 6 x 9 inches, 84 pages. "Manufacture of Explosives Twenty Years' Progress" by Oscar Guttmann. Copyright 1909, formerly in ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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"The Explosives Engineer" Magazines2462 - "The Explosives Engineer" Magazines
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three issues of "The Explosives Engineer Magazine" "A Magazine for users of explosives" or "Fore-runner of progress in mini...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Utica Mining Co.  Gold Bullion Assay Document2463 - Utica Mining Co. Gold Bullion Assay Document
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Utica Mining Company, Memorandum of Gold Bullion (Duplicate), Angels Camp, Mar. 4th, 1897. State: California City: Angels Camp HWAC#: 38278 Dat
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two Nevada City Assay Sheets by Ott2464 - Two Nevada City Assay Sheets by Ott
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are both for Roy King in 1924 and 1931. Gold Values are high in 1924 - highest being $153 per ton. In 1931 there was no value. Signed by Emil J.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********n for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Denver Mint Gold Bullion Assay Memorandum, 18782465 - Denver Mint Gold Bullion Assay Memorandum, 1878
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare 1870s Colorado assay from the US Mint at Denver. No. 757, issued Oct. 21st, 1878 for a deposit by the City National Bank. Produced a 20 ounc
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Goodall Brothers Pictorial Assaying Business Card (Helena, Montana)2466 - Goodall Brothers Pictorial Assaying Business Card (Helena, Montana)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Goodall Brothers Assayers and Chemists, 46 S. Main Street, PO Box 537, Phone 628, Helena, Montana. Pictorial of a prospector with two mules. Governmen
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to u*****S for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Eureka Nevada Lead-Silver Ingot2467 - Eureka Nevada Lead-Silver Ingot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The “KK/NV/13.” embossing on this ingot refers to the K.K. Consolidated Mining Company that served the Eureka Mining District. The KK CM Co was declar
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to B***o for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Turquoise Mine Samples2468 - Turquoise Mine Samples
Holabird Western Americana Collections
30 mines are represented on this display. The Old Royston, Inspiration, Egyptian, Kingman, Candelaria, Cedar Mountain, etc. Each has one raw sample an
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (130.00 + 31.20) = 161.20
 
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Nevada Assay Office Equipment and Hard Goods2469 - Nevada Assay Office Equipment and Hard Goods
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice group of antique Assay office material. Includes very large tongs for ingots, a rusty Mercury flask, heavy iron cupel mold, numerous ceramic an
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****0 for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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Collection of Assay Crucibles2470 - Collection of Assay Crucibles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nineteen.1) "Battersea Round / 'F' /Morgan / England" clearly printed on side. Excellent condition. 5" tall. 2) Bottom...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Becker Assay Balance2471 - Becker Assay Balance
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gorgeous Christian Becker, New York, assay balance, c1915. About 10 x 15 x 20". According to Shannon (The Assay Balance), Becker had this speci...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to l********h for (275.00 + 57.75) = 332.75
 
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Field Gold Scale2472 - Field Gold Scale
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great historical piece. Not only does it come in a very nice box with paper conversions and seven weights, it comes with a handwritten note with a rec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*********r for (120.00 + 25.20) = 145.20
 
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Miner's Hanging Gold Scale2473 - Miner's Hanging Gold Scale
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pans measure 5" in diameter. Still well balanced! State: City: HWAC#: 47322 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b*********r for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Four Golden Conical Slag Ingot Molds2474 - Four Golden Conical Slag Ingot Molds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All are heavy metal and painted gold. Largest measures 20". Impress your friends! State: City: HWAC#: 48442 Date:
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Small Hand Held Ingot Mold2475 - Small Hand Held Ingot Mold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Painted silver. 10" long. The four molds are all different sizes. State: City: HWAC#: 48443 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*****r for (140.00 + 29.40) = 169.40
 
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Cambridge Mine Ingot Mold2476 - Cambridge Mine Ingot Mold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 15” x 6” x 5”. This particular mold is part of a stacking multi-pour mold series. This is the first of this kind we’ve handled. This is the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to k**********y for (55.00 + 11.55) = 66.55
 
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Cambridge Mine Belt Wheels2477 - Cambridge Mine Belt Wheels
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of about five nice rusty belt wheels, from about ten inches to about two feet in diameter. All from the Cambridge Mine, Nevada. The Cambridge
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to r********y.. for (85.00 + 17.85) = 102.85
 
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Cambridge Mine Underground Drills2478 - Cambridge Mine Underground Drills
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of four underground drills used at The Cambridge Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada by the Rink family. They do not come with drill steel. Their operative
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cambridge Mine Cog Wheels2479 - Cambridge Mine Cog Wheels
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of about eight cog wheels from machinery at the Cambridge Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada collected by former mine operators the Rink family. They rang
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to r********y.. for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Cambridge Mine Fan2480 - Cambridge Mine Fan
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sturtevant Mine Fan Co., Boston, used at the Cambridge Mine, Lyon Co., Nev. This historic fan is not without a marvelous history. Ben Franklin Sturtev
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Cambridge Mine Headframe Wheel2481 - Cambridge Mine Headframe Wheel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large headframe wheel from the Cambridge Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada. These classic remnants of Nevada’s proud mining history are gone from the landscape n
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b**********n for (400.00 + 96.00) = 496.00
 
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Cambridge Mine 19th/20th Century Conveyor2482 - Cambridge Mine 19th/20th Century Conveyor
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This classic mine artifact from the Cambridge Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada is perfect for any museum quality display as a mining relic. FOB Carson City, th
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Cambridge Mine Placer Gold Dredge Buckets2483 - Cambridge Mine Placer Gold Dredge Buckets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About nine small dredge buckets from a Link Belt unit. These typically ran small placer operations. The buckets are only about ten inches across and s
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****0 for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Seven Pickaxes from Nevada2484 - Seven Pickaxes from Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four are identified by the experienced desert collector. 1) Johntown double pick. 19". Johntown was the first city on the Comstock - before Vir...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 10.50) = 60.50
 
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Small Treasure Hill Axe Head2485 - Small Treasure Hill Axe Head
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location noted on very old tape inside hole for wood. 7.75". One side is chipped at end from use. In the 1870's this was the center of East...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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Two Washoe Pickaxe Heads2486 - Two Washoe Pickaxe Heads
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Stamped with the number '5'. 21, 75". 2) 18.75". Both have a pick and chisel. Information we have found indicates the company w...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*********y for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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C. P. M. Co.' Pickaxe2487 - C. P. M. Co.' Pickaxe
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This pick and chisel axe is 15.25" long. A handmade 'T' is etched into the axe. Location is unknown - probably from Nevada. State: ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Mounted KL6 Pickaxe2488 - Mounted KL6 Pickaxe
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This mounted KL6 pickaxe is a pick and chisel.It measures 18" and is in very nice condition. Makes a nice display! State: City: HWAC#: ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****0 for (25.00 + 5.25) = 30.25
 
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North Pickaxe2489 - North Pickaxe
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This pickaxe is engraved "North.' It is 15.5". State: City: HWAC#: 49073 Date:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Metal Sluice Box2490 - Metal Sluice Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
34.5". Well used! Authentic! State: City: HWAC#: 48820 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********e for (110.00 + 23.10) = 133.10
 
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Mining Collectibles: Candlesticks, Crucibles, Pans & More2491 - Mining Collectibles: Candlesticks, Crucibles, Pans & More
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes: 2 smelting crucibles, 4" and 5", a steel Ingot mold, 4 decorative imitation ingots, 2 varieties of miner's candlesticks, a l...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********1 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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19th Century Gold Poke Bag2492 - 19th Century Gold Poke Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Well used by someone - probably a miner. We found no gold residue inside, sorry! 9" tall. State: City: HWAC#: 47321 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******s for (200.00 + 48.00) = 248.00
 
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Good Hope Gold and Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate2493 - Good Hope Gold and Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Good Hope Lode. Inc. 1863. Rare, early Alpine Mining District stock dated Nov. 18th, 1864. Issued to E.K. Swain for five shares. Signed by the preside
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r********5 for (550.00 + 132.00) = 682.00
 
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Bodie Consolidated Mining Company Assessment, etc.2494 - Bodie Consolidated Mining Company Assessment, etc.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Formed in 1863, this was the district's first corporation. This receipt from The Bullion & Exchange Bank stating that Assessment No. 6 fo...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Extremely Rare Handley Mining Company Stock Certificate2495 - Extremely Rare Handley Mining Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very early #16 for 5,000 shares to Paul Cromnell. Signed by Edward (?) and Clinton Gurnee. Nice vignette in the lower right-hand corner of a miner swi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8***1 for (250.00 + 52.50) = 302.50
 
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Mono Gold Mining Company Assessment2496 - Mono Gold Mining Company Assessment
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bodie Mining District. The Mono Gold Mining Company is just over Convict Pass on the left-hand side of the highway (where the gravel pit is now). This
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Acme Mines & Mill, Inc. Stock Certificates2497 - Acme Mines & Mill, Inc. Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six. Five green and one orange. 1927-1931. Signed by BC Austin. Acme Mines and Mill Inc, owned several mines in California. Including the Oat H
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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