Million Dollar Auction

Auction Details

Six day Auction, September 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4, 2015.
If you want to view an enlarged image, click on the thumbnail image in the lower left of the main image.
You can download a higher resolution image by clicking on the title below the enlarged image.
You can request extra images to be added by contacting HWAC at uwe@fhwac.com or by calling 775-851-1859
Choose Your Layout > Switch to Grid View Switch to List View
Gold Nuggets and Crystalline Gold Specimens3199 - Gold Nuggets and Crystalline Gold Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.17 troy ounces total: 0.98 is in small gold nuggets. 0.19 in crystalline specimens ("pocket gold"). City: State: Date: HWAC#: : 28622
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 9*****H for (1,800.00 + 360.00) x 1 = 2,160.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Vial of Placer Gold3200 - Vial of Placer Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately .03 troy ounces of old placer gold in a glass vial with metal top. City: State: Date: HWAC#: : 28506
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to t*********5 for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Specimens of Amethyst, Petrified Wood, and Agate3201 - Specimens of Amethyst, Petrified Wood, and Agate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 very good specimens of beautiful minerals. 1 agate piece that is oddly shaped and mostly smooth and a very light yellow in color, 1 large piece of p
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Mineral Collection Made by the Colorado Assaying Co.3202 - Mineral Collection Made by the Colorado Assaying Co.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One hundred specimen mineral collection is a custom box labeled on top in depressed silver lettering "Mineral Collection selected by The Colora...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (350.00 + 80.50) x 1 = 430.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Alaska Vintage Dredging Photos Package3203 - Alaska Vintage Dredging Photos Package
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11: approx. 8x10 B&W photos of various dredging operations and their equipment and personnel. Great shots of the rigs and their crews, th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********a.. for (170.00 + 39.10) x 1 = 209.10
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Arizona Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate3204 - Arizona Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock No. 116 iissued to Elizabeth S. Williams for 10 shares at $100 each. Signed by L. W. Sapp, president and H. R. Calkins, secretary. Imprinted sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 1*****c for (75.00 + 17.25) x 1 = 92.25
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Monolith Portland Cement Co. Stock Issued to Sutro & Co.3205 - Monolith Portland Cement Co. Stock Issued to Sutro & Co.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Nevada. No. 2852, punch cancelled. Issued for 10 shares to Sutro & Co. on Nov. 28, 1950. Signed by the company president and secretary (...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******0 for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Five Amador County Mining Stock Certificates3206 - Five Amador County Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Hancock Gold & Silver Mining Company. Unissued. 2) South Spring Hill Gold Mining Company #114 for 100 shares to WH Porter. Signed by GF Morse...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Two Auburn Area Mining Stock Certificates3207 - Two Auburn Area Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Pemberton Gold Mining Company #200 for 375 shares to Peter French in 1879. Signed by JR Crandall and Samuel Phillips. Located in the Forest Hill Di
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to k**********y for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Bodie Consolidated Letterhead and Virginia Wells Fargo Express3208 - Bodie Consolidated Letterhead and Virginia Wells Fargo Express
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two Comstock items. 1) Bodie Consolidated Mining Company letterhead. San Francisco dateline. Addressed to Captain Thomas G. Taylor of the Yello
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6*****b for (325.00 + 74.75) x 1 = 399.75
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
California/Nevada Desert Area Mining Stock Certificates (including Bodie)3209 - California/Nevada Desert Area Mining Stock Certificates (including Bodie)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. 1) Bodie and Hawthorne Telephone and Telegraph #38 for 20 shares to Thomas Cain(?). Signed by RL McCarty and Thomas Leggett. 2) South Pac
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Butte and Yuba County Mining Stock Certificates3210 - Butte and Yuba County Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 7. All unissued. Includes the two Woodland (186-), Turner Gold, Marysville Tunnel & Quartz, Diamondville Blue Gravel Mining Company, Midd...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (90.00 + 20.70) x 1 = 110.70
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Acme Mines and Mill Stock Certificates3211 - Acme Mines and Mill 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, own several mines in California. Including the Oat Hil
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Tecopah Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate3212 - Tecopah Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock no. 17 issued to William Mills Trustee on May 11, 1876 for 100 shares. It was incorporated on February 12, 1875 and located in the Clark Mining
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Death Valley Mining Postcard Collection3213 - Death Valley Mining Postcard Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twenty Mule Team cards and more. 15 RPC's, 6 early PC's, 20 post-1940 PC's. (Prag Collection) City: Death Valley State: California Date...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 170.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****3 for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Two Low-Numbered Fresno Mining Stock Certificates3214 - Two Low-Numbered Fresno Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Wade Mining Company certificate number 2 for ten shares to GS Keevey in 1880. Signed by WH Allen and W Myers. Hard to find California stock certifi
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimates : 220.00 - 300.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Two Empire Mine Photographs3215 - Two Empire Mine Photographs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two classic matted photos from the famous Empire mine at Grass Valley, the largest single mine gold producer in California in historical times (pre-WW
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to l****e for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Two Photos of the Stamp Batteries of the Empire Mine (?)3216 - Two Photos of the Stamp Batteries of the Empire Mine (?)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two original photographs of the stamp batteries inside a mill building (the same one). One view is the top of the batteries (11 x 14", Fryer Ph...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to p********n for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Stereoview of Quicksilver Mine Boarding House by R. E. Wood3217 - Stereoview of Quicksilver Mine Boarding House by R. E. Wood
Holabird Western Americana Collections
View of boarding house for the Redington Quicksilver Company Mining Company, Knoxville, Calif. In 1861 mercury ("quicksilver") in its cinn...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Mariposa Land & Mining Company Stock Certificate3218 - Mariposa Land & Mining Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#A458 for 24 shares to Charles H King in 1880. Signed by Robert Crawford and Mark (?). Vignette of allegorical woman. Endorsed by King in back. The Ma
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********n for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Le Nouveau Monde Mining Stock Certificates3219 - Le Nouveau Monde Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four. Three different colors: white, blue and purple. Means "New World." Excellent condition. These are for five shares of 25 franc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 5*****r for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Seven Marysville Mining Stock Certificates3220 - Seven Marysville Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Turner Gold Mining Company starting with #4 to 200 shares to Frank Lane in 1892. Signed by JR Young and C Sawtelle. Also numbers 32, 53, and 75.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Veta Grande Mining Company Stock Certificates3221 - Veta Grande Mining Company Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot 10. All signed by EJ Roberts. Brown and orange variety. (Prag collection) City: Mono County State: California Date: 1925-1933 HWAC#: : 28755
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to i*****l for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Catarena Coal Mining Company Stock Certificate3222 - Catarena Coal Mining Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A rare 1870' California coal mining stock certificate. #111 issued to BV Rhodes in 1874 for 20 shares. Signed by AC Farno and A Selliman(?). nat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******e for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Rare Photo of the LeCompton Mine (?)3223 - Rare Photo of the LeCompton Mine (?)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large albumen print of the LeCompton Mine at Nevada City. While unlabeled, this photo is a near exact copy of the photo used in the LeCompton prospect
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to k**********y for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Three Nevada City Miners as Musicians Photograph3224 - Three Nevada City Miners as Musicians Photograph
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice c1900 photo by Moore, Nevada City of three miners holding a pick, shovel and broom acting as if they were guitars. A tabby cat has wandered ont
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (130.00 + 29.90) x 1 = 159.90
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Three Photo Suite Of Oustomah Mine by Moore3225 - Three Photo Suite Of Oustomah Mine by Moore
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mounted three photo suite, all 11 x 14 mounted on black board. Two are marked as Moore Photos, Nevada City. There is a chance they are not all the sam
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k**********y for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nevada County Mining Review, Leather Bound3226 - Nevada County Mining Review, Leather Bound
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Special leather bound, gold print cover for the Nevada County Mining Review, 1895. W.F. Prisk, publisher. 144pp plus advertisements. Covers every town
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (190.00 + 43.70) x 1 = 233.70
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Bean's Nevada County Directory, 1867 (Fabulous Mining Reference)3227 - Bean's Nevada County Directory, 1867 (Fabulous Mining Reference)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original copy of Bean's classic Nevada County Directory. This is unarguably one of the great California Mother Lode region post-gold rush direct...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Red Ledge Quartz Mining Co. Stock Certificate3228 - Red Ledge Quartz Mining Co. Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare! Located at Scott's Flat on Kanaka Creek, Nevada County, California. FH says this was the best gold location in California. Inc. in CA, 19...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to k**********y for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Three Views of Mines in Nevada County3229 - Three Views of Mines in Nevada County
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three circa 1900 large matted views of unidentified mines in Nevada County from the Nevada City Collection in this sale. A) 6.5 x 12" mini-pan...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to k**********y for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Two Mine Views, Nevada County3230 - Two Mine Views, Nevada County
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different mine views, both matted, circa 1900. A) 8.5 x 10.5" Moore photo "miners waiting for cage, Central Shaft, Grass VAlley.. chip...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
1902 Certificate for Fairplay Placer Mining Company3231 - 1902 Certificate for Fairplay Placer Mining Company
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 1902 certificate by the State of California issued to Fairplay Placer Mining Company in El Dorado County, declaring that a copy of the Articles of I
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
El Dorado Big Tunnel and Mining Company Stock Certificate3232 - El Dorado Big Tunnel and Mining Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#79 for 500 shares to L McNeill in 1887. Signed by George Kenible and HS Morey.Hard to find stock in very nice condition. (Prag collection) City: Pla
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Five El Dorado County Mining Stock Certificates3233 - Five El Dorado County Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Empire Mill and Mining Company #152 for 500 shares to A. Lyon trustee in 1878. Signed by William Drake and president Alfred Lyon. Small vignette of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Oak Ranch Deep Gravel Mining Co. Stock Certificate3234 - Oak Ranch Deep Gravel Mining Co. Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The El Dorado stock certificate is #6 for 500 shares to Capel Hanbury Miers. Signed by EW Wilmer and George Lucas. You won't find this stock cer...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Three Placerville Mining Stock Certificates3235 - Three Placerville Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Golden Gate Mining Company #3376 for 250 shares to Augusta Fahen in 1904. Signed by R Fry and J Peters. 2) True Consolidated Mining and Milling #14
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Plumas County Mining Stock Certificates3236 - Plumas County Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six. 1-3) Gold Valley Main Tunnel & Mining Company. #139 for 10 shares to James Lafferty in 1867. Signed by William Blackburn and preside...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to p*****0 for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Randsburg Gold Mining Postcards3237 - Randsburg Gold Mining Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20 picture post cards of the Gold producing mining town in the Mojave desert. Highlighted is the Yellow Aster mine. City: Randsburg State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m**********a for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Five Riverside, California Mining Stock Certificates3238 - Five Riverside, California Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Riverside Improvement Company #59 for 100 shares to John Jarvis in 1888. Signed by Henry Rudisill and Albert White. 2-5) Unissued Cavilan Mining ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 2*****s for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Iona Copper Mining Company stock certificate3239 - Iona Copper Mining Company stock certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
EARLY! #322 for 15 shares to HP Coleman in 1864. Signed by Thomas Gardiner and RT Brown. 25c United States adhesive revenue stamp attached. (Prag coll
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Steamer letter and envelope about Yellow Jacket Mine on the Comstock3240 - Steamer letter and envelope about Yellow Jacket Mine on the Comstock
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter on assessment to A Cochran of Philadelphia. Marked "Sacramento [steamer name] via Panama" City: San Francisco State: California Da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****4 for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Susquehanna Gold & Silver Mining Co. Assessment Receipts3241 - Susquehanna Gold & Silver Mining Co. Assessment Receipts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
53 pages of 2 unfilled assessment receipts per page. Printed by Agnew & Deffebach of San Francisco. The exact location of this mine may have bee...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Four Mining Stock Certificates from Sierra County3242 - Four Mining Stock Certificates from Sierra County
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Lucas Mining Company #59 for 250 shares to CE Gillett in 1881. Signed by Gillett and Walker. 2) Taylor Plumas Mill and Mining Company #1830 for 100
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Three Sierra County Mining Stock Certificates3243 - Three Sierra County Mining Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) William Tell Consolidated Gold Mining Company. #46 for 2,000 shares to RA Grass in 1890. Datelined Sierra City. Signatures worn off.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******2 for (65.00 + 0.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Tecopa Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate3244 - Tecopa Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock no. 3213, issued to J. W. Sparks for 1910. Signed by Nelson Z. Graves, vice-president. Secretary, Illegible signature. This historic document ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to F****e for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Two Different Hite Mining Company Stock Certificates3245 - Two Different Hite Mining Company Stock Certificates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) South Hite Gold Mining Company #856 for 100 shares to John Bothwell in 1881. Signed by JF Towle and D Osborne. 2) North Hite & Yosemite Gold ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
American River Water and Mining Company Bond3246 - American River Water and Mining Company Bond
Holabird Western Americana Collections
$500 First Mortgage Deed of Trust signed by B.F. Hastings, trustee. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2". City: State: California Date: 1862 HWAC#: : 29036
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d********9 for (135.00 + 31.05) x 1 = 166.05
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
California Billheads for Powder Purchases (incl. to Eureka & Palisade RR)3247 - California Billheads for Powder Purchases (incl. to Eureka & Palisade RR)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. 1) The Giant Powder Co. of San Francisco. Billhead dated April 21st, 1877 for 10,000 caps ordered for the Eureka & Palisade Railroad (...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to k**********y for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Hydraulic Mining Stereoviews Trio3248 - Hydraulic Mining Stereoviews Trio
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3: hydraulic mining views from Yuba and Greenwood, CA and from Gold Run NV. The Yuba County shot is from the Palm Claim, in Timbuctoo, from Tho
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to c*********p for (170.00 + 39.10) x 1 = 209.10
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark