Spring Americana Auction -- May 2019

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2019 Sale!

This sale spans 5 days with 4,000 lots in nearly 20 collecting categories.

HIGHLIGHTS

*KEN PRAG STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION: This sale continues our sale of the Ken Prag American Stock Certificate Collection that we started offering back in 2014. This sale includes more great Western mining and railroad rarities including Alaska, Colorado, Nevada Territory, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Montana; early automobile and aviation; and non-mining or railroad pieces (such as hotels, banks, clubs, etc).

*COLORADO TERRITORY COLLECTION: We have received what we believe to be the finest Colorado Territory stock certificate collection in existence. Over 40 pieces are from the 1860s period! This private collection nicely compliments the Ken Prag Collection and also contains fabulous Colorado railroad rarities. For many of these pieces, we could find no record of them ever being offered at auction!

*ANTIQUE MARBLES: Nearly 200 lots with single rarities and larger groups of turn-of-the-century or before marbles, including figural sulphides, hand-painted clay marbles, colorful swirls, and more!

*NUMISMATICS: US & foreign gold coins & ephemera including a fabulous 19th-century silver coin belt plus two gigantic bullion scales from the Philadelphia Mint.

*TOKENS: Continuing the fabulous offering in our March token auction, this section features US & foreign brothel tokens.

*SPORTS: Three different baseball collections including rare autographs, cards, and other sports ephemera.

*POSTCARDS: Tens of thousands of postcards are featured in this auction from two key collections: the Native American Postcard Collection and the Salvatore Falcone Postcard Collection. Many real photo rarities plus larger groups, c.1906-1960s.

*GENERAL AMERICANA: Rare books, firefighting ephemera, World Fair & expositions, a Hawaii Collection (Ken Prag), rare Nevada ephemera from a prominent collection, and much more!

*WELLS FARGO & POSTAL HISTORY: Rare exchanges and checks, enameled signs, plus a fabulous Nevada Wells Fargo cover collection including great full cover advertising rarities such as Ophir and Star City!

MINING: Ephemera (maps, photos, books) and rare mining stocks from the Ken Prag Collection and the Colorado Territory Collection, plus a Minerals & Ore section that features an old high-grade collection out of the Tonopah area. Also a very rare original Virginia City Assayer's sign.

NATIVE AMERICANA & COWBOY: In addition to the fabulous Native American postcards, this section also has jewelry, baskets, and other collectibles.

BARGAINS & DEALER SPECIALS: Our entire 5th day is dedicated to this category of both large groupings ideal for resale or lower priced entry-level collectibles, spanning nearly ever collecting category in the rest of our sale.


Full Auction Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1839)
General Americana (1000-1467)
Assorted (Books, Fire, Postal History, Expo.) (1000-1083)
Geographical Sort (1084-1467)
Numismatics (1468-1574)
Books & Checks (1468-1481)
Coins (1482-1553)
Currency, Ingots, Medals, Scales (1554-1574)
Mining Part I (1575-1839)
Mining Artifacts & Books (1575-1604)
Stocks & Ephemera: ALASKA-CALIFORNIA (1605-1839)

Day 2, Friday, May 17th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2838)
Mining Part II (2000-2838)
Stocks & Ephemera: COLORADO-WYOMING

Day 3, Saturday, May 18th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3784)
Transportation (3000-3543)
Airplane (3000-3146)
Automobile (3147-3198)
Steamer & Railroad (3199-3543)
Wells Fargo & Express (3544-3591)
Tokens (3592-3784)
US & Foreign Brothel (3592-3729)
Geographical Sort (3730-3784)

Day 4, Sunday, May 19th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4774)
Sports Collectibles (4000-4227)
Jewelry (4228-4236)
Furniture (4237-4244)
Art (4245-4299)
Native Americana (4300-4408)
Textiles (4409-4456)
Marbles (4457-4565)
Bottles (4566-4594)
Cowboy (4595-4627)
Firearms & Weaponry (4628-4652)
Entertainment (4653-4666)
Gaming (4667-4676)
Military (4678-4687)
Minerals (4688-4774)


Day 5, Monday, May 20th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5899)
Bargains & Dealer Specials (5000-5899)
General Americana feat. Postcards & Ephemera (5000-5451)
Mining (5452-5657)
Railroad (5658-5765)
Airplane & Automobile (5766-5827)
Tokens (5828-5868)
Numismatics (5869-5899)

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Lucky Star Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock  (80337)1799 - Lucky Star Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (80337)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 27 for 10 shares to Frank Cooper. Signed by Dayley, James C and president James A Owen. Dateline San Francisco 1864. Incorporated July 23, 1863. Not
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 2*****l for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Mountain Oak Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (100989)1800 - Mountain Oak Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (100989)
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Murphy Ledge, Amador Co., Cal., Silver Mountain District (printed under title). Inc. Sept. 1863. Low number 5, issued for 25 shares to F. Cooper on Oc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8***1 for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Lord Byron & Great Republic Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (100985)1801 - Lord Byron & Great Republic Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (100985)
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Alpine District, Amador County (printed upper left). Rare Markleeville dateline. Inc. October, 1863. No. 40, issued for 10 shares to G. Lockwood on Ma
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 5*****r for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Medina Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate  (100986)1802 - Medina Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate (100986)
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Alpine District, Amador County, Cal. (printed under title). Incorporated Nov. 30, 1863. Dateline Silver Mountain, Amador Co., Cal. No. 28, issued for
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 5*****r for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Monitor Consolidated Mining Company Stock  (80338)1803 - Monitor Consolidated Mining Company Stock (80338)
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# 452 for 5 shares to DC Judd. Signed by RC Terry and president David Candy. Dateline 1866 Sacramento (unusual). Incorporated October 1863. 25c Power
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 360.00 - 600.00
Sold to 5*****r for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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Cataract Gold and SIlver Mining Company Stock  (80339)1804 - Cataract Gold and SIlver Mining Company Stock (80339)
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Very early number 7. For 10 shares to Cooper. Signed by J Warren Clark and president GH Parsons. Dateline San Francisco October 1863. Incorporated Sep
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8***1 for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Centaur Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock  (80334)1805 - Centaur Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (80334)
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Very rare. Silver Mountain District, Amador County, California. Low No. 17, issued for 100 shares to Frank Cooper on May 18th, 1864. Signed by James W
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 2*****l for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Lady Elizabeth Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock  (80335)1806 - Lady Elizabeth Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock (80335)
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# 113 for 10 shares to Ann Vernon. Signed by JA Woodlove and president James F Stuart. Dateline San Francisco 1864. Incorporated Sept. 1863. 25c Power
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 5*****r for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Lady Franklin Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock  (80336)1807 - Lady Franklin Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (80336)
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Although a later stock, this has a lot going for it. It is a G. T. Brown lithograph (San Francisco's early African American lithographer). It wa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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McGregor Gold and Silver Mining Company  (80333)1808 - McGregor Gold and Silver Mining Company (80333)
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Location: Forest Queen Lode. Not listed in Dustman. # 50 for 20 shares to Sophia D Folsom. Signed by Josiah Hewes president and secretary (?). Datelin
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Mountain Gold and Silver Mining Company No. 1 Stock  (80341)1809 - Mountain Gold and Silver Mining Company No. 1 Stock (80341)
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# 410 for 9 shares to JSS Robinson. Signed by DeWitt Riddell and president Sextus Shearer. Dateline 1865 Silver Mountain. San Francisco has been cross
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 5*****r for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Occidental Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock - Mines Located in Mono County?  (80340)1810 - Occidental Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock - Mines Located in Mono County? (80340)
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# 226 for 5 shares to GE Walker. Signed by James Gage and president Leedham. Dateline San Francisco 1863. Incorporated December 5, 1862. 25c Warehouse
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Volunteer Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (100822)1811 - Volunteer Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (100822)
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Location: Methodist Mining District, Siskiyou County, California (printed under title). Inc. Oct. 11th, 1887 in CA. No. 46, issued for 1,000 shares to
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Woodstock Copper, Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (101498)1812 - Woodstock Copper, Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (101498)
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Location printed on stock: Blue Buck Ledge, Healdsburg. According to Sonoma Democrat articles in July 1864, the property was in the Derrick District o
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Olive Copper, Gold, Silver Mining & Tunneling Co. Stock Certificate  (101497)1813 - Olive Copper, Gold, Silver Mining & Tunneling Co. Stock Certificate (101497)
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Olive, Ben Franklin, Lady Franklin, and Lady Washington Ledges, Russian River District, Sonoma County (printed at left). Inc. Fenruary 10, 1864. Datel
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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San Joaquin Mining Company Stock Certificate  (101506)1814 - San Joaquin Mining Company Stock Certificate (101506)
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Polo District, Stanislaus County (printed in stock text). Inc. September 1863. No. 115, issued for 105 shares to C. Ralph on Dec. 1st, 1863 in Stockto
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Trinity Hydraulic Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (100844)1815 - Trinity Hydraulic Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (100844)
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Location: Trinity County, California (printed upper left). Inc. in Indiana. No. 101, issued for 100 shares to T.L. Watson, trustee, on Nov. 22, 1879.
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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San Emedio Petroleum Company Stock Certificate  (100993)1816 - San Emedio Petroleum Company Stock Certificate (100993)
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Super early California oil stock. Buena Vista District, Tulare County (printed under title). Inc. in New York, Oct. 1865. No. 5, issued for 6,428 shar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to l*****I for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Tuolumne Gold Mining Warrant  (90992)1817 - Tuolumne Gold Mining Warrant (90992)
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Rare I/U, #305 5 shares 1870, signed by Secretary Nightingale and illegible directors. Upper left dogears Date: 1870 City/County: Tuolumne State:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Three Tuolumne County Mining Stock Certificates  (100845)1818 - Three Tuolumne County Mining Stock Certificates (100845)
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Lot of 3 different including a Gold Rush era piece! 1) The Albion Gold Mining Company. No. 134, issued for 50 shares in London in 1853. Signed by dire
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mining / Lithograph /" Hut Of A California Miner. "  (102138)1819 - Mining / Lithograph /" Hut Of A California Miner. " (102138)
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Here is another piece of early California history. It is a hand colored lithograph of 5 miners in a hut, from Gleason's Pictorial. In those day...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 6****A for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Sutter-Gold Land Title in Yuba County  (57406)1820 - Sutter-Gold Land Title in Yuba County (57406)
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Rare Yuba County "Gold Lands". That 640 acres were sold to a company in London for $200,000!!! 1858 deed from John A Sutter (Sutter's ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Willow Creek Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (100890)1821 - Willow Creek Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (100890)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location: Yuba Co., Cal. (printed under title). No. 101, issued for 500 shares to E.W. Tucker on July 1st, 1881 in Jersey City, N.J. Signed by presid
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****s for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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California Mining Stocks (3)  (100422)1822 - California Mining Stocks (3) (100422)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 California mining certificates: 1) Gold Valley Main Tunnel & Mining Co @ $20 each issued to and signed by James Lafferty, pres. Located in ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Albin Gold Company of California Stock Certificate  (100830)1823 - Albin Gold Company of California Stock Certificate (100830)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This company is a mystery to us. Not in Filer, Browne, or other Holabird indexes. No reference could be found online including CDNC and newspapers.com
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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California Gold Rush Documents (2)  (100404)1824 - California Gold Rush Documents (2) (100404)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 California gold rush documents. 1) Memo of Gold Bullion deposited at assay office of S. Molitor & Co, 110 Montgomery St., San Francisco on Ma...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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California Oil Company Stock Collection  (103572)1825 - California Oil Company Stock Collection (103572)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nineteen. Stocks with oil field vignettes include South Slope Oil, Seaboard Oil and Transit, Walnut Creek Oil, Commerce Oil, Monitor Oil (# 22)
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Consuelo Gold Mining Co. of California Stock Certificate--Gold Coin Vignettes  (101514)1826 - Consuelo Gold Mining Co. of California Stock Certificate--Gold Coin Vignettes (101514)
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Fabulous mining stock with six different US gold coin vignettes. Could not be located. Not in Filer. Not found on CDNC. Inc. in New York. No. 145, iss
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Five California Mining stocks  (103553)1827 - Five California Mining stocks (103553)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Commercial Mining Company. Dateline Oakland, California. # 9 for 1000 shares to MD Fairchild. (Fairchild may have had a Nevada connection with the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*****s for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Four Different California Mining Stock Certificates  (100744)1828 - Four Different California Mining Stock Certificates (100744)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. 1) Ino Plumbago Mining & Manufacturing Co. Issued 1878, not cancelled. 2) Independent Mining and Development Company. Issued...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 180.00
Sold to i*****s for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Gold Belt Mining Company Gold Rush Era Stock Certificate  (56952)1829 - Gold Belt Mining Company Gold Rush Era Stock Certificate (56952)
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Number 6 issued on November 4, 1854. This is a very early number and very early general date. Issued to O. MacDaniel and signed by president O. MacDan
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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NY Gold / CA Placer Mines  (100419)1830 - NY Gold / CA Placer Mines (100419)
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Two mining stock certificates: New York & Calaveras County Gold Mining Co. - NY and Chili Gulch Placer Mining Co. - CA. 1) 6 shares @ $50 eac...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 190.00
Sold to C*****r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Oriental Gold Mill & Mining Co. of California Stock Certificate   (100983)1831 - Oriental Gold Mill & Mining Co. of California Stock Certificate (100983)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare but in very poor condition. Sold as-is. Inc. in New York. Issued in the 1860s (possibly 1866). Heavy soiling and staining have made the ink
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Shasta / Butte Counties, CA mining stock  (100415)1832 - Shasta / Butte Counties, CA mining stock (100415)
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2 mining stock certificates for Shasta / Butte Counties, CA. 1) 100 shares of CA Dredging and Mining Co. @ $100 each issued to A.E. Buckingham, Trust
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Southern California Oil Company Stock Collection  (103574)1833 - Southern California Oil Company Stock Collection (103574)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. Mostly from the Huntington, Sunset, Midway area. Stocks with oilfield vignettes include Huntington and Northern Petroleum and 3 Midway So
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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The Eagle Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (102169)1834 - The Eagle Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (102169)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Possibly California. Possibly Virginia. Location not determined using our extensive databases and references incl. Filer, CDNC, and newspapers.com. We
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to w****o for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Three California Gold Mining Stock Certificates  (100746)1835 - Three California Gold Mining Stock Certificates (100746)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different. 1) California Dredging & Mining Company. Issued in 1877, not cancelled. Pinholes, folds. Early dredging operation on the Fea...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Three Different California Mining Stock Certificates  (100742)1836 - Three Different California Mining Stock Certificates (100742)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different issued in California. 1) The Sam Houston Mining Company. Issued in 1903, not cancelled. Folds, curled right side. 2) Montrose Minin
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Three Different California Mining Stock Certificates  (100743)1837 - Three Different California Mining Stock Certificates (100743)
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Lot of 3 different issued in California. 1) The Cash Rock Gravel Mining Company. Inc. in Colorado. Issued in 1898, not cancelled. Yellow paper, mounta
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Unissued California Mining Stock Certificates  (91876)1838 - Unissued California Mining Stock Certificates (91876)
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Lot of 6 different. Included: Eureka Mining Company, c.1890s; Edna Gold Mining Company, c.1890s, Calaveras County; Erie Mining Company, c.1890s, Aubur
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*****r for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Zacatero Gold Mining Company  (100420)1839 - Zacatero Gold Mining Company (100420)
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75 shares @ $100 each of Zacatero Gold Mining Company cert # 131 issued to Mrs. L. B Dimon on August 4, 1874. Located in Alpine, Co., CA. Inc. Feb, 1
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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