Spooktacular Auction: Americana, Mining, Numismatics, & More (October 2020)

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Welcome to our Halloween Sale!

We continue to get in marvelous collections of Americana from all over the country. Keep them coming!!!

As many of you have seen, we have found new ways to increase visibility on the internet, which has risen our number o0f competitive bidders by over 30% lately. Our stockpile of registered bidders is one of the largest in America, and we are all thankful to you all for participating in our exciting auctions.

This sale features some amazing one of a kind rarities, and also brings to market several long awaited collections.

Perhaps the top item in the sale is the Pierce Powell copy of the all-time #1 “psychedelic” rock n roll poster, the Charlatans at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City. Long on display in his personal home, Powell’s personal copy of this historic event is now offered. We were unable to verify if this is the only copy, or one of two known. Regardless, if you are a rock n roll collector, it is the all-time #1 poster.

The auction features the collections of Ken Prag, Salvatore Falcone and John Reynolds.

Folks have been asking for a couple years now when we were going to get to the Ken Prag Industrial, Banking and Commercial collections to market. The answer is “NOW.” Perhaps the brewing collection is some of the best in the current sale, which is spread out over the next two sales. As we sort through the massive collection, I’ve seen the turnpike material (early 1800s), banking, foods, industrials, oils, and so much more, including some fabulous autographed material. It will take at least a year to sell this portion of the collection. And there’s more… we are now starting to organize and sell his massive postcard and stereo view collections. Previously we sold Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado collections. Now its time for California and rarities from other areas of post card collecting. You’ll see some of the best and most beautiful post cards ever printed in this and coming sales, particularly the European art cards, “poster” cards of the PPIE which are unarguably some of the most beautiful cards ever printed, and more.

The Salvatore Falcone Collection of Californiana is a true treasure. Historical photographs of all sorts are a big focus, and include some great rarities, including some key out-of-state pieces, such as Alaska. Medals, and ephemera round out more than 100 lots of key collectibles.

John Reynolds’ collections included more rarities from his Central California collection, as well as his military token collection.

We continue with massive holdings from the Benjamin Fauver collections of counters and tokens. This large group centers on foreign counters and early foreign tokens, some dating back to the 1500s.

Don’t miss the marble collection, large numismatic offerings, historical Hawaii material, rare mining and other maps, gold specimens, Civil war material, stamp collections, western art and so much more.

And remember- we are always after new and major collections to bring to market. We are your source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other company in the past decade alone. We plan on having our entire sales database online soon at no cost – nearly 200,000 lots of Americana sold since 2014. Give us a call today! We have agents all over America, and travel to see most collections.

Auction Schedule

Day 1 (Thur, Oct 29) Lots 1000-1679
Art (1000-1125)
Native Americana (1126-1196)
Textiles (1197-1233)
Foreign Collectibles (1234-1267)
General Collectibles (1268-1307)
Collector Spoons (1308-1315)
Jewelry (1316-1351)
Scales (1352-1353)
Advertising/Signs (1354-1369)
Furnishings & 3D Items (1370-1424)
Music (1425-1429)
Theatre (1430-1456)
Sports (1457-1468)
Tobacciana (1469-1472)
Saloon (1473-1478)
Cowboy (1479-1484)
Comic Books (1485-1491)
Books & Magazines (1492-1520)
Antiquarian Books (1521-1539)
Bottles (1540-1627)
Marbles (1603-1668)
Gaming (1669-1679)

Day 2 (Fri, Oct 30) Lots 2000-2762
Firefighting Memorabilia (2000-2078)
Fraternal Organizations (2079-2080)
Badges (2082-2174) (Also see badges on day 5!)
Numismatics (2175-2295)
Bullion (2175)
Ingots (2176-2178)
Coins (2179-2225)
Currency (2227-2240)
Dies & Hobbs (2241-2249)
Ephemera & Exonumia (2250-2259)
Medals (2260-2281)
So-Called Dollars (2282-2295)
Tokens (2296-2762)

Day 3 (Sat, Oct 31) Lots 3000-3685
Transportation (3000-3034)
Stocks & Bonds (3035-3498)
Minerals (3489-3495)
Mining (3496-3557)
Tools (3558-3566)
Firearms (3567-3584)
Political (3585-3603)
World's Fairs (3604-3619)
Military (3620-3685)

Day 4 (Sun, Nov 1) Lots 4000-4712
General Americana Geo. Sorted AZ-WY (4000-4103)
Maps (4104-4124)
Photographs (4125-4209)
Philatelic(4210-4433)
Wells Fargo (4363-4382)
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part I (4383-4712)

Day 5 (Mon, Nov 2) Lots 5000-5798
Bargains & Dealer Specials Part II
Art (5000-5093)
Native Americana (5094-5113)
Firearms/Weaponry (5114-5116)
Badges (5117-5124)
Foreign Collectibles (5125-5139)
Textiles (5140-5145)
Furnishings & 3D Items (5146-5162)
General Americana Ephemera & Collectibles (5163-5249)
Hollywood/Theatre (5450-5260)
Music (5261-5272)
Cowboy/Saloon/Tobacco (5272-5281)
Bottles (5288-5304)
Gaming (5305-5312)
Jewelry (5313-5322)
General Americana Geographically Sorted (5323-5416)
Political (5417-5420)
Postcards (5421-5428)
Wells Fargo (5429-5433)
World's Fairs (5434-5437)
Sports (5438-5470)
Military (5471-5494)
Mining (5495-5556)
Stocks & Bonds (5558-5796)
Transportation (5770-5798)

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Bullfrog Mines Stock Certificates (2)  (88415)3460 - Bullfrog Mines Stock Certificates (2) (88415)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two stocks certificates from Bullfrog Gold Bar Mining Company and Homestake King Consolidated Bullfrog Mining & Milling co. 1) 500 shares Bullf...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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Bullfrog Mining stock  (88413)3461 - Bullfrog Mining stock (88413)
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Three stock certificates for Bullfrog Mining stock: 1) 1,000 shares of Bullfrog-Banner Mines Co. #220 issued to R. W. Dennis on March 1, 1908. Gold
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Bullfrog Mining Stocks (3)  (88409)3462 - Bullfrog Mining Stocks (3) (88409)
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Three Mining Bullfrog mining stocks: 1) Pioneer Consolidated Mines Co 2) Diamond Queen Mining Co 3) Gold Center Mining and Development Co.1) 1,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Eagle Mining Company of Nevada Stock Certificate,  1865  (60640)3463 - Eagle Mining Company of Nevada Stock Certificate, 1865 (60640)
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A RARE Eagle Mining Company stock certificate.Measures 12 1/8 x 8". Incorporated in Pennsylvania. Certifies John Pool is authorized seventy-fiv...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nevada Mining Stocks Includes Two Rare Ones (4)  (118616)3464 - Nevada Mining Stocks Includes Two Rare Ones (4) (118616)
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Lot of four different. Includes: Tonopah Superior Gold Mining Company, cert. #2 , issued for 3 shares in 1903. Very rare. Also, Borussia Nevada Mining
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Nine Goldfield Mining stock, letter & map  (88420)3465 - Nine Goldfield Mining stock, letter & map (88420)
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A lot of nine Goldfield mining stock certificates: 1) 200 shares of Goldfield-Century Mining Co., cert #619 issued to P.R. Wagner issue Jan 4, 1906.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****0 for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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Seven NV Mining stocks from West Central NV  (88419)3466 - Seven NV Mining stocks from West Central NV (88419)
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Seven mining stocks from West Central, NV. 1) 415 shares of Pyramid Golden Crater Mining Co cert #90 dated Se[t 20. 1907 issued to Geo Erdner. Gold
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Six Nevada Miscellaneous stock certificates  (88418)3467 - Six Nevada Miscellaneous stock certificates (88418)
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A lot of 6 Misc. NV Mining District stock certificates: 1) 100 shares of Eastern Star Mining Co Treasury Stock cert #927 issued to Alfre Hardeman da
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Tonopah Mining stock (4 certificates)  (88433)3468 - Tonopah Mining stock (4 certificates) (88433)
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Four mining stocks from Tonopah, NV. 1) 100 shares of Golden Anchor Mining Co. cert #A3880 issued to George W. Likens dated, registered and counters
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8***1 for (55.00 + 12.10) x 1 = 67.10
 
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West Central Nevada Mining Stock Certificates (4)  (88432)3469 - West Central Nevada Mining Stock Certificates (4) (88432)
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A lot of four mining stock certificates from West Central Nevada: 1) 250 shares of Nevada Hills Florence Mining Co cert #163 issued to Edsall, Key...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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Helen Mining Co. Stock Issued to & Signed by David Moffat  (113755)3470 - Helen Mining Co. Stock Issued to & Signed by David Moffat (113755)
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Rare and desirable certificate with a Western autograph. #272, issued for 2,800 shares to Colorado railroad magnate & industrialist David Moffat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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Montezuma Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (113769)3471 - Montezuma Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (113769)
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Very low No. 9, issued for 200 shares on March 18th, 1880 in Galveston, Texas to B Furman. Signed by the president M Quin and secretary Charles (?). N
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three Different Early New Mexico Mining Stock Certificates  (113773)3472 - Three Different Early New Mexico Mining Stock Certificates (113773)
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Lot of 3 different. 1) New Mexico Mining Company. Issued in Washington City, 1868 for 100 shares to Edward Dodge. Signed by president Kidwell and secr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to D******3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three Different New Mexico Mining Stock Certificates  (113770)3473 - Three Different New Mexico Mining Stock Certificates (113770)
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Lot of 3 different. 1) The Massachusetts and New Mexico Mining Company. No. 317, issued for 100 shares in 1879 in Boston. Pen cancelled. Black, red, a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Farmers Standard Carbide Company Stock with vignette of massive factory  (123415)3474 - Farmers Standard Carbide Company Stock with vignette of massive factory (123415)
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# 2690 for 2 shares to CHN Risley. Carbide factory is the vignette. Some upper border rips. Folds, "Following World War 1, the old mill buildin...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to P*****8 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Cabarrus Gold & Silver Mining Stock of Cabarrus County, North Carolina  (118588)3475 - Cabarrus Gold & Silver Mining Stock of Cabarrus County, North Carolina (118588)
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Very nice, unissued certificate from this North Carolina mining company. 18XX. A couple of brown spots at bottom right corner. The first documented di
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to A*******s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Davidson Copper Mining Stock Certificate, No. Carolina, 1867  (118587)3476 - Davidson Copper Mining Stock Certificate, No. Carolina, 1867 (118587)
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Chartered 1861 by state of North Carolina. Office in Baltimore, Maryland. No. 789. Issued for 100 shares to Gootie in 1867. Signed by president (Willi
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to A*******s for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Oregon & Washington Mining Stock Group  (113762)3477 - Oregon & Washington Mining Stock Group (113762)
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Lot of 8 different. All pictorial. 1) Oregon: Golden Eagle Mining Co. (Portland, 1901); Yellow Metal Mining Co. (La Grande, 1924); Silver King Mining
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (70.00 + 15.40) x 1 = 85.40
 
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Three Different Black Hills Mining Stock Certificates  (113768)3478 - Three Different Black Hills Mining Stock Certificates (113768)
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Lot of 3 different. 1) Double Standard Mining Company. Lead City, D.T. Issued in 1890 for 200 shares to JW Curran. Pen and stamped cancelled. Pinholes
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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Ohio Copper Company of Utah Stock Certificates (10)  (124823)3479 - Ohio Copper Company of Utah Stock Certificates (10) (124823)
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Lot of 10 Ohio Copper Company of Utah Stock Certificates, 1947. Brown border. Utah copper mine. Believed to have operated the Columbia and Erie mines
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***1 for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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