May 2018 Americana, Railroad, Mining, & More Auction

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2018 auction! This four-day sale has close to 3,000 lots in the following collecting categories: Native Americana, Cowboy & Western, Mining, Tokens, Numismatics, Bottles, General Americana, Railroadiana, and a large Bargain/Dealer Specials section.

Highlights include:

*Our first offering of tokens from a prominent Texas Collection.

*A new batch of railroad passes from the Potter Collection.

*A Mining section that features a new group of territorial Nevada stock certificates as well as rare California, Montana, Arizona, and Colorado pieces.

*A Cowboy section with spurs, bits, ephemera, and two incredible Pawnee Bill Wild West Show posters.

*Baskets, pottery, jewelry, rugs, points, art, and more in our Native Americana section.

*California soda bottles and rare Nevada medicine bottles.

*Numismatics incl. US and world coins, currency, scrip, medals, and other exonumia.

*Ephemera from the Al Adams Collection, Potter Collection, and Prag Collection including early US and world maps; Montana fort & Indian trader documents & early Montana mining pieces; early Idaho documents; Western postcards and postal history with a focus on Arizona; plus rare pieces from California, Nevada, Oregon, and more.

*A large Bargain/Dealer Section featuring both entry-level collectibles and large dealer lots ideal for resale. Our philosophy for this section is to help beginning collectors start their collections and to restock dealer inventories, therefore helping grow the collecting community as a whole.

Full Auction Schedule

Day One (May 7th, 2018) (Lots 1000-1734)
Native Americana (1000-1172)
Baskets
Pottery
Jewelry
Rugs & Weavings
Beadwork & Clothing
Points, Tools, & Weaponry
Art
Ephemera & Books
Cowboy & Western (1173-1264)
Spurs
Bits
Clothing
Buffalo Bill / Pawnee Bill
Ephemera
Mining (1265-1734)
Artifacts (Lighting, Signs, Explosives, Hard Goods)
Ephemera (Geographic Sort)


Day Two (May 8th, 2018) (Lots 2000-2754)
Tokens (2000-2249)
Numismatics (2250-2379)
Medals
Coins
Currency & Scrip
Ephemera
World’s Fairs & Expositions (2380-2406)
Gaming (2407-2431)
Bottles (2432-2654)
Insulators
Soda
Medicine
Misc.
Saloon, Brewing, Cigar, & Tobacco (2655-2718)
Beer & Brewing
Cigar & Tobacco
Jewelry (2719-2754)

Day Three (May 9th, 2018) (Lots 3000-3730)
General Americana

Day Four (May 10th, 2018) (Lots 4000-4752)
Railroadiana (4000-4189)
Passes
Ephemera
Bargains & Dealer Specials (4190-4752)
Gen. Americana
Mining
Numismatics
Tokens
Railroad
Postal


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Sidney Gold Mining Co. Corporate Minutes, 18981700 - Sidney Gold Mining Co. Corporate Minutes, 1898
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting group of two documents for this mining company based in Buffalo, NY, and incorporated in West Virginia. 1898. Bylaws, typed, 7pp; corpora
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Classic "Washing Gold" Cabinet Card1701 - Classic "Washing Gold" Cabinet Card
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This 7 x 9" photo is on a 10 x 12" mount. Contrast is good. Contrast of distance is fair. Border is well worn, but does not affect photo. ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a**********5 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Canadian Mining Books (3)1702 - Canadian Mining Books (3)
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Geology of Canadian Gold Deposits, Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 2, 1929 typed report on proposed hydraulic operation of Bullion and Morehead propert
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Book The Prospector's Handbook by Anderson1703 - Book The Prospector's Handbook by Anderson
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a guide for the prospector & traveler in search of metal-bearing or other valuable minerals. Nice leather-bound book by J.W. Anderson, E...
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Sold to m********y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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German Mining Ephemera1704 - German Mining Ephemera
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A five piece collection of billheads and letters from various German mining firms during the 1800's. Names like Langenzug-Blierzzeche, Kuxschein...
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American & Mexican Silver Mining Company $500 Bond1705 - American & Mexican Silver Mining Company $500 Bond
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Bond number 50. Signed by William Hickok treasurer and Lyman W Gilbert president. Bonded in New York with mines in Chihuahua, Mexico. Three of the cou
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American Bank Note Company Stock Layout and Description of Las Nueve Minas mine1706 - American Bank Note Company Stock Layout and Description of Las Nueve Minas mine
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On American Bank Note Company letterhead. By order of D. F. Verdenal, Secretary. for the Las Nueve Minas de Santa Maria Gold & Silver Mining Com...
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La Calendaria Mine Photographs1707 - La Calendaria Mine Photographs
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Two photographs by Mauricio Yanez of the La Calendaria Mine in Chacala, Durango State. Both photos are 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, matted. Mauricio Yanez l
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Mexican Mining Stock Certificates1708 - Mexican Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of five. Includes: 1) The Guanajuato Reduction & Mines Company. Four pieces. Three stocks, two different, issued 1922 & 1939, not cancel...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*****s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Three Different Mexican Mining Stock Certificates1709 - Three Different Mexican Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three in nice condition. 1) Consolidated Esperanza Mining Company. Issued in 1878, signed by the president and treasurer, pen cancelled. Vignette of p
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Diamond Mines of South Africa (Book with Illustrations)1710 - Diamond Mines of South Africa (Book with Illustrations)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful Book of the Diamond Mines of South Africa / Some Account of their Rise & Development by Gardner F. Williams, 681 pp. many illustration...
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Mineral Resources of the US and Mining Statistics West of the Rockies, 1867 & 18701711 - Mineral Resources of the US and Mining Statistics West of the Rockies, 1867 & 1870
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 important reference hardcovers from US Bureau of Mines Library. Mineral Resources of the United States, 1867 360pp, some foxing. Mining Statistics W
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mines and Mining West of the Rocky Mountains 1870 by Raymond1712 - Mines and Mining West of the Rocky Mountains 1870 by Raymond
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Important mining reference in its day. 805pp with index, fold out silver mill line drawing. Some wear consistent with age on spine and edges. HWAC#
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LOT WITHDRAWN1713 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN1714 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Book Collection Related to Mining (18)1715 - Book Collection Related to Mining (18)
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History of Mineral Collecting by Wilson. The Opening Of the West booklet. Rocks and Minerals in Color by Fortey. Mining History in America. Mines of t
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Western Gold Rush Books (4)1716 - Western Gold Rush Books (4)
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Hardcovers. Sutter's Gold by Cendras. William Tecumseh Sherman: Gold Rush Banker by Clarke. John Sutter & a Wider West by Owens. The Mining ...
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Coal References1717 - Coal References
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Six reference works on coal mining. Includes Pulverized Coal Systems in America 1922, mining manual 1952, Report of the Bureau mines from Pennsylvan
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Copper Books: a Library1718 - Copper Books: a Library
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Ten books on copper: 1) "The War of the Copper Kings," by C.B. Glasscock; 2) "Copper for America" by Charles K. Hyde; 3) "C...
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Sold to r*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Copper Mines of North America & The Mineral Industry1719 - Copper Mines of North America & The Mineral Industry
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Lot of 2 books. The Copper Handbook / The Copper Mining Industry of the World by Walter Harvey Weed, E.M. 1411 pp., nice condition; The Mineral Indus
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to a******l for (125.00 + 31.25) x 1 = 156.25
 
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Metallurgical reference works.1720 - Metallurgical reference works.
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Nine different works on various aspects of mining metallurgy. Includes handbook of mineral dressing by Taggart, manual of flotation processes, nonferr
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LOT WITHDRAWN1721 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Miner's Union Book, Rare1722 - Miner's Union Book, Rare
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Official Proceedings of the 45th Convention of the Intl. Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. 1949 edition,364pp. Cover and first 18pp have lower
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Sold to 6****A for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Western History Library1723 - Western History Library
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 15 books on Western history mostly from Idaho, Utah, and Alaska. Includes Brigham the Brig., Jim Bridger Mountain man, Copper Tent, Utah
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Mineral Books (5)1724 - Mineral Books (5)
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Markets for Onyx Marble & Hard Stones, Geneva 1971. Gem Stones of the United States. Silver by Bureau of Mines. Dana's Manual of Mineralogy ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*********r for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Mineral Deposits and Exploration Library1725 - Mineral Deposits and Exploration Library
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Eight books: "Geophysical Prospecting," "Mineral Deposits" "Exploration Geochemistry," "Geobotany and Biogeochemi...
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Sold to j*****0 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Mineralogy Books1726 - Mineralogy Books
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Lot of three: 1) A Collector's Guide to Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Localities of Utah; 2) Minerals of Nevada by Castor and Ferdock; 3) Mineralogy...
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16 Assorted Mining Key Fobs, Knives and Buttons and more1727 - 16 Assorted Mining Key Fobs, Knives and Buttons and more
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Folding stainless steel knife, SAFE WORKER MID-CONTINENT COAL& COKE and The Ensign-Bickford company in cardboard box. Buttons are The Ensign-Bi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to a******l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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7 Large Mine Patches, Medals, Key Fobs1728 - 7 Large Mine Patches, Medals, Key Fobs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three 8" EMPIRE ENERGY CORPORATION MINE RESCUE cloth patches. Two 8" EMPIRE ENERGY CORPORATION EAGLE MINES cloth patches. One 8.75&quo...
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25 Promotional North American Booklets and Calendars (Mostly Mining)1729 - 25 Promotional North American Booklets and Calendars (Mostly Mining)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Late 20th century color promo booklets from the Yukon Canada, Tonopah, NV, Carson City, NV, Lake Tahoe, DeLamar Silver Mine, Empire Mine, Ca , Bogainv
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8 Vintage Black and White Photos of Western Mining Area1730 - 8 Vintage Black and White Photos of Western Mining Area
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Eight 8" x 10" black and white photos. Includes AZ, ID, UT and ND. Mostly older buildings and the Eby Stamp Mill. HWAC# 49510 Date:...
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Earth's Treasure Vintage Mineral Kit1731 - Earth's Treasure Vintage Mineral Kit
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A collection of 24 minerals in a white cardboard box measuring 5" x 7". Many of the minerals are 1" cubes. Pink feldspar, muscovit...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Seven 2 Sided Mining Contract Price Sheets1732 - Seven 2 Sided Mining Contract Price Sheets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
16.25" x 11". Clear laminated 2 sided paper from 1963-1961 listing prices for timber, cribbing, pipe, slushers and more. HWAC# 50271 ...
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Mining Ephemera: Stock, Assay, Cigar Label, Stereoview, Postcards1733 - Mining Ephemera: Stock, Assay, Cigar Label, Stereoview, Postcards
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Lot of 6. 1) T.C. Williams Co. cigar box label featuring a prospector holding a large nugget (10.75 x 10.75"). Vertical fold. 2) 1894 Selby Sme...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Mining Stock & Ephemera Lot with Rare Missouri Mining Company1734 - Mining Stock & Ephemera Lot with Rare Missouri Mining Company
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Nice ephemera lot starting with (1) Carthage Mining Company of Missouri. Number 540 for 1000 shares to CV Chase. Signed by H Maxwell and WS Tower. Inc
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