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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The Southern Pennsylvania Railroad Company Bond4150 - The Southern Pennsylvania Railroad Company Bond
Holabird Western Americana Collections
$1000 gold bond, #1687 signed by president Hayne. Not listed in Cox. HWAC# 52627 Date: Location: Pennsylvania
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Auditor's Report on RailRoads, Canals and Telegraphs 18694151 - Auditor's Report on RailRoads, Canals and Telegraphs 1869
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Pennsylvania only. By J. F. Hartranft. 665pp, 1869. Rare. HWAC# 52232 Date: Location: Pennsylvania
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Photo of Two Train Robbers Killed by an Express Messenger4152 - Photo of Two Train Robbers Killed by an Express Messenger
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If you look at the picture you can see that they two men are being held up. The back of the card says, "Ben Kirkpatrick and Ole Peck killed whi...
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International Railroad Company Bond4153 - International Railroad Company Bond
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International Railroad Company, #3657, 1000 Shares . 76 Coupons attached. This is a printers proof. There are 4 vignettes of horses & men workin...
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Utah Rapid Transit Co. Bond4154 - Utah Rapid Transit Co. Bond
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Rare $1000 6% 20 year bond. #1198. Signed by president Bigelow. Streetcar vignette. 15" x 10.25". HWAC# 52643 Date: Location: ...
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LOT WITHDRAWN4155 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Seattle & San Francisco Railway & Navigation Co. Stock Certificate4156 - Seattle & San Francisco Railway & Navigation Co. Stock Certificate
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Inc. in Washington. No. 129, issued for 100 shares to William D. Black on July 17th, 1901. Signed by the president and secretary, though both signatur
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Spokane, Valley & Northern Railway Company Bond4157 - Spokane, Valley & Northern Railway Company Bond
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Scarce $100 6% gold bond. Train in a valley vignette. Signed by president, 14.5" x 9.5". Some folding on right edge. #1067. HWAC# 52640...
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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Framed Panorama, c19054158 - Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Framed Panorama, c1905
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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway framed panorama photograph. Kayford, WV, circa 1900-1910; view to east of town, station, homes, and train departing; s...
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Map of Wisconsin Railroads4159 - Map of Wisconsin Railroads
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Double truck pp. 224 & 225 Rand- McNally Indexed Atlas. Engraving & Color by Lithography. Shows Wisconsin Railroads. Shows Steamship Lines o...
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Wisconsin Interurban System Bonds4160 - Wisconsin Interurban System Bonds
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Green $100 #1002, brown $500 #694, orange $1000 #227. We could not find any info on this company in our library. 5.5% 20 year gold bonds. Signed by pr
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Prospectus of The Montreal and Sorel Railway Company4161 - Prospectus of The Montreal and Sorel Railway Company
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1881,10 pages and fold out map. 50 mile route from Montreal to Sorel. 8.5" x 5.5". HWAC# 52806 Date: Location: zCanada
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Men Posing in an Isolated Northern Pacific Station Stop4162 - Men Posing in an Isolated Northern Pacific Station Stop
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This location is not known to us. 19 men pose in front. Two Northern Pacific box cars are in the background. A steam engine is just clearing the tent
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LOT WITHDRAWN4163 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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American Railroad Books (3)4164 - American Railroad Books (3)
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Railway Location by Wellington 1911 980pp, spine detaching blank pages in front detaching, Official Guide of Railways Oct. 1951, Official Railway Equi
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Assorted Railroad Books (4)4165 - Assorted Railroad Books (4)
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2005 Tourist Trains by Empire State Railway Museum; The Railroad-What it is, What it Does by Armstrong; A Locomotive Engineer's Album by Abdill;...
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Atlas, Crams Standard American Railway System4166 - Atlas, Crams Standard American Railway System
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1) Index to United States, Canada & Mexico Maps.Standard American Railway System Atlas of the World, embossed, leather bound. Published by Gearg...
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c1870s Union Pacific Railroad Rail Wedge4167 - c1870s Union Pacific Railroad Rail Wedge
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This is clearly marked 'UPRR.' It was used to move heavy rails. The wedge itself is 25 pounds (and may need extra shipping). Great railroad ...
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SPRR Pick and Spike Maul4168 - SPRR Pick and Spike Maul
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Large pick and spike Maul, 21" long, about 7.5#. Marked "SP Co" and by the maker "Huballoy". Circa 1920's (?). A nice ...
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Golden Spike Books (3)4169 - Golden Spike Books (3)
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Golden Spike by Utley, High Road to Promontory by Kraus, Makin' Tracks by Mayer HWAC# 571948 Date: Location:
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Narrow Gauge Railroad Books (3)4170 - Narrow Gauge Railroad Books (3)
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Softcover Narrow Gauge Railways in America by Fleming 120+pp. Hardcovers-Ships and Narrow Gauge Rails by Best 153pp 1981 with index, American Narrow G
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1870-714171 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1870-71
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Henry Poor. 3rd series. Spine plate is missing. HWAC# 52207 Date: Location:
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Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 18804172 - Poor's Manual of Railroads Of the US 1880
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By Henry Poor. Spine is cracked. HWAC# 52208 Date: Location:
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Manual of Railroads of the US 18824173 - Manual of Railroads of the US 1882
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1001pp plus advertisements. Cover is mostly detached. Spine has damage. HWAC# 52210 Date: Location:
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Moody's Manual of Railroads, 19064174 - Moody's Manual of Railroads, 1906
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Hardback book of Railroads & Corporation Securities 1906, Fisk & Robinson Bankers Government Bonds and other Investment Securities, 1280 pp....
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Poor's Manual, 19084175 - Poor's Manual, 1908
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2088pp, very nice condition HWAC# 571966 Date: 1908 Location:
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Manual of Railroads and Corporations Securities 19124176 - Manual of Railroads and Corporations Securities 1912
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Hardcover 4160 pp, Loaded with company profiles, maps, foldouts and just a huge book. Binding has wear and spine tear on front. HWAC# 571955 Date
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Poor's Manual of Railroads 19204177 - Poor's Manual of Railroads 1920
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A very important series of railroad references by Poor. Hardcover 2134 pp, overall nice condition. HWAC# 571968 Date: Location:
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Poster, Lionel Smithsonian Collection, Trains4178 - Poster, Lionel Smithsonian Collection, Trains
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Poster like new condition, vibrant colors, Lionel Smithsonian Collection, signed, No. 383 of 2500. Copyright 1992, Lionel Trains Incorporated. Reads
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Railroad Library Guides (14)4179 - Railroad Library Guides (14)
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14 assorted railroad guide book and fact booklets. 1 hardcover-Who's Who in Railroading and Rail Transit. HWAC# 57200 Date: Location:
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Railroad Telegraph Cipher Hardcover Book4180 - Railroad Telegraph Cipher Hardcover Book
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Hardcover 262pp. Allied Telegraph Cipher with interesting code words. HWAC# 571958 Date: 1925 Location:
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Rand McNally US and Southern Canada Railroad Map4181 - Rand McNally US and Southern Canada Railroad Map
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Folded colored map in 6.5" x 4" brown cover. Back cover has an illustration of a biplane, pilot and 2 military officers. (Potter Collec...
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Statistics of Railways in the United States 19024182 - Statistics of Railways in the United States 1902
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701pp, indexed, 15th annual report of the interstate commerce commission. Rare. Cover is detaching from spine. HWAC# 52234 Date: Location:
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LOT WITHDRAWN4183 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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The Road of a Thousand Wonders By Southern Pacific4184 - The Road of a Thousand Wonders By Southern Pacific
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72pp with chromolitho style images of the Coast Line-Shasta route.Covers are detached. HWAC# 63314 Date: 1908 Location:
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Union Pacific Railroad Calendar4185 - Union Pacific Railroad Calendar
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Calendar from 1957 Union Pacific Railroad. Mounted on mat board. If mats are shipped then additional shipping may apply. 12.5" x 23". Moun...
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US Southern Pacific Railroad Wall Map, 19524186 - US Southern Pacific Railroad Wall Map, 1952
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US Southern Pacific Railroad Wall Map, multicolor, 39" x 51". Bottom roller is detached. Large Title in bold print, 2.25" tall. Full ...
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Vintage Waltham Railway Watches4187 - Vintage Waltham Railway Watches
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Both have train engine on back in gold/copper color. One is missing top loop holder, hunter style. Both well used. HWAC# 58831 Date: Location
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Western Rail Road Company Stock Certificate Collection4188 - Western Rail Road Company Stock Certificate Collection
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Lot of twelve stock certificates. Three different varieties. 1-6) Issued in 1840. 7-9) Issued in 1847. On blue paper. 10-12) Issued from 1841 to 1849
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Western Railroad Hardcovers (2)4189 - Western Railroad Hardcovers (2)
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Rails West by Abdill 191pp, Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History by Robertson 318pp. HWAC# 571975 Date: Location:
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Grand Canyon Postcard Collection, 400+4190 - Grand Canyon Postcard Collection, 400+
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Approx 400+ Grand Canyon postcards with RPC's and a few small vintage b/w photos. Also a souvenir booklet. Nice collection. HWAC# 61835 Dat...
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First Days, Booklets, First Flight - Arizona4191 - First Days, Booklets, First Flight - Arizona
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Total of 70 items. 1) First Flight. Clifton October 15, 1950. 2) Sixteen post card booklets. Duplicates. Includes northern Arizona, southern Arizona,
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Really Nice Arizona Check Collection4192 - Really Nice Arizona Check Collection
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Checks from Crown King, Rillito, Prescott, Grand Gulch Mine, Cochise, Mammoth, Mineral Park, Lochiel, Tucson, Fortuna, Woodruff and Holbrook. There is
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Central California Billheads and Letterheads (10)4193 - Central California Billheads and Letterheads (10)
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Billheads and letterheads from Bakersfield, Colusa, Fresno, San Diego and San Bernardino, some pictorial including old bath tubs and sinks. Also 1901
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The Story of Inyo, by  Chalfant4194 - The Story of Inyo, by Chalfant
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The Story of Inyo, by Chalfant, reprint of 1933 edition with dust jacket and plastic protective covering. Key reference for the history of Inyo Count
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Johnsville, California Real Photo Postcard4195 - Johnsville, California Real Photo Postcard
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RPC with view of "Log Cabin" 'Canyon Inn' Johnsville, Plumas Co., Cal." Mailed 1923 to San Francisco. Johnsville cancel on r...
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Lake Arrowhead Area Ephemera4196 - Lake Arrowhead Area Ephemera
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Lot of 4. 1) Brochure for Lake Arrowhead with map. Appears to be c.1930s. Published by the Arrowhead Lake Co. 2) 1929 menu for Arrowhead Springs Hotel
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Check Group from Los Angeles4197 - Check Group from Los Angeles
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These are rare. L.A. check group with RNX. Approx. 75 checks from State Bank & Trust Co. HWAC# 61232 Date: 1901 Location: Los Angeles,...
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Sold to t******2 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Los Angeles, CA Billhead and Letterhead Collection (35+)4198 - Los Angeles, CA Billhead and Letterhead Collection (35+)
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At least 35 different billheads and letterheads from Los Angeles, CA area. Pictorials of cars and carriages, furniture company, hardware company, Cran
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Sold to n********c.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Mariposa & Big Trees Ephemera4199 - Mariposa & Big Trees Ephemera
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Lot of 5. 1) Two different Big Trees stereoviews by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. 2) Booklet: A Short History of the Mariposa Big Trees and Yosemi...
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