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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Two Utah Stock Certificates: Bill Nye & Contributor  (100790)2800 - Two Utah Stock Certificates: Bill Nye & Contributor (100790)
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Lot of 2 different. One is a publisher, one is mining. 1) The Contributor Company. Inc. in Utah Territory. No. 23, issued for 5 shares to company pres
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Garnett and Moseley Gold Mining Co. Stock  (101407)2801 - Garnett and Moseley Gold Mining Co. Stock (101407)
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One of the earliest issued Appalachian gold mining certificates we have seen. Registered on January 17th, 1854. Certificate No. 24709, issued to John
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Lithograph of Early Gold Rush in British Columbia  (102244)2802 - Lithograph of Early Gold Rush in British Columbia (102244)
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Title, "Un Placer de la Nouvelle Terre de l'Or." Translated roughly into "A Place for the New Land of Gold." Extracted from ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to E*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Renton Coal Company Stock Certificate  (100977)2803 - Renton Coal Company Stock Certificate (100977)
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Location: Seattle, W.T. (printed at top center). Inc. 1874. No. 1598, issued for 4 shares to HW Bradley on Feb. 28th, 1877 in San Francisco. Signed by
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Estimates : 150.00 - 180.00
Sold to h***f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Two Washington Coal Mining Stock Certificates  (100994)2804 - Two Washington Coal Mining Stock Certificates (100994)
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Lot of 2 different. 1) Seattle Coal and Iron Company. No. B50, issued in 1889 to Thomas Smith for 50 shares. Signed by president Bryant and the secret
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p******n for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Cabin Creek Kanawha Coal Company Bond  (81949)2805 - Cabin Creek Kanawha Coal Company Bond (81949)
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Very early # 8 with nice steam train vignette. 25 x 17". 36 of the 40 coupons attached. Coupons and bond cancelled with 'PAID' hole pun...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Elkton Coal & Iron Company Stock  (81919)2806 - Elkton Coal & Iron Company Stock (81919)
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# 190 for 100 shares at $50 a share. To WM Ashfield. Signed by Foster and president Ashfield. dateline 1877 New York. Organized and incorporated in Ne
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Ann Arbor & West Virginia Oil and Mining Company Stock  (81925)2807 - Ann Arbor & West Virginia Oil and Mining Company Stock (81925)
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Early number 47 for 20 shares to SA Mattison. Signed by JH Burleson and president EO Haven(?). Incorporated January 17, 1866. Dateline Ann Arbor 1867.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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3 CA Mining Stock certs.  (100414)2808 - 3 CA Mining Stock certs. (100414)
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3 California mining stock certificates 1) 100 shares @ $1 each of Golden Gate Mining Co of CA. cert. # 2621 issued to Mr. W. Six on Mar 20, 1903. M
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Mining stock certificates - 3 CA / 2 AZ  (100416)2809 - Mining stock certificates - 3 CA / 2 AZ (100416)
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5 mining stock certificates - 3 CA / 2 AZ. 1) 100 shares o Gold Tunnel Mining Co, Inc AZ cert. # 1974 issued Nov 3, 1902 to Harriet M. Bicknell. Mi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Western Mining Stock Group  (100829)2810 - Western Mining Stock Group (100829)
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Lot of 7. Included: Bowman Silver Mining Company (Eureka, Nevada, 1885, not cxl); Miami Zinc & Lead Company (issued 1918, not cxl, 3 mining vign...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold to l*******c for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Mining Stock/ Territorial / New Mexico Gold & Copper Mining Co./  3 Items.  (102093)2811 - Mining Stock/ Territorial / New Mexico Gold & Copper Mining Co./ 3 Items. (102093)
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Item # 1 of 3: Letter of explanation from Edward L. Fowle ( President Of New Mexico Gold & Copper Mining Company )to A.E. Smith, stockholder. ...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to D******3 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Bessemer Con. Iron Stock  (80768)2812 - Bessemer Con. Iron Stock (80768)
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I/U #4 Alan Maconochie 5 shares 1887. Signed by President John E Burton who was involved in the Gogebic Range in northern Wisconsin. "Overall, ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Iron King Mining and Comanche Mining & Smelting Stock  (80765)2813 - Iron King Mining and Comanche Mining & Smelting Stock (80765)
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I/U Comanche Mining & Smelting #98 John McEncroe 400 shares 1902. Signed by President Curry. Mines in the Burro Mountains, Pinos Altos, Chloride...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to n**********o for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Silverthorn Lead Mining and Smelting Stock  (82101)2814 - Silverthorn Lead Mining and Smelting Stock (82101)
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I/U #309 N Johnson 10 shares 1867. Signed by Wm. Geer president and David W. Ward secretary. Vignette of a ore train with miners working outside and a
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Silverthorn Lead Mining and Smelting Stock  (82108)2815 - Silverthorn Lead Mining and Smelting Stock (82108)
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I/U #300 WJ Johnson 10 shares 1867. Signed by President Geer. 25c revenue stamp. 3 fold chips. . Ken Prag Collection Date: 1867 City/County: Stat
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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St. Croix and Lake Superior Mineral Co. Stock  (82105)2816 - St. Croix and Lake Superior Mineral Co. Stock (82105)
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I/U #1125 Robert Rantoul 1 share 1845. Signed by Choate and Cushing trustees. A company that encountered nothing but trouble. Not listed in Whitney. C
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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St. Croix Mining & Valley Iron Mining Stocks  (80766)2817 - St. Croix Mining & Valley Iron Mining Stocks (80766)
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I/U St. Croix Mining #219 Wm Wilson 25 shares 1887. Holes and toning. I/U Valley Iron Mining #653 Henry Smith 300 shares 1887, signed by President Joh
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wisconsin Mining Stocks (2)  (82557)2818 - Wisconsin Mining Stocks (2) (82557)
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I/U Butternu Land Co #34 E Kasten 1891 signed by President Mankie. Inc in WI. Gold seal. Creases, hole and small ink stain. I/U American Canadian Gold
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******a for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wisconsin Mining Stocks (3)  (82109)2819 - Wisconsin Mining Stocks (3) (82109)
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I/U Homestead Iron Mining #72 E Clark 100 shares 1892. Seberg Tunnel and Rock Planing Machine #171 Howard Frank 2 shares 1900-no seal strike. I/U Holm
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Eastern Montana Mining & Smelting Co. Stock--Number 1  (101486)2820 - Eastern Montana Mining & Smelting Co. Stock--Number 1 (101486)
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Location: Clark's Fork, Wyoming Territory (printed at upper right). Certificate number one, issued to James G. Dow for 100 shares on January 18t...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Penn-Wyoming Copper Co - Wyoming  (81830)2821 - Penn-Wyoming Copper Co - Wyoming (81830)
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One hundred capital shares of stock for Penn-Wyoming Copper Co., number 18794 issued to William E . Whiting on October 21, 1908 by E. M. Cobb, preside
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Yukon Bond Fraud  (91683)2822 - Yukon Bond Fraud (91683)
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The United States Investor, in responding to an inquiry, on what was surely this company, said it was held by someone who had already been suspected o
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Yukon Stock Fraud: British American Gold Mining and Trading Company  (91684)2823 - Yukon Stock Fraud: British American Gold Mining and Trading Company (91684)
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The United States Investor, in responding to an inquiry, on what was surely this company, said it was held by someone who had already been suspected o
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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8 Mining stocks (7 framed)  (100412)2824 - 8 Mining stocks (7 framed) (100412)
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8 Mining stocks with 7 in frames. 1) Cancelled 50 shares Chief Consolidated Mining Co. cert # 6866. Signed by W. . Seagen, sec and J. R. Van Evera,
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1**5 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Coal & Coke stocks and bond  (7)  (81832)2825 - Coal & Coke stocks and bond (7) (81832)
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6 Coal and Coke stock and bond certificates. 1) Unissued Mt. Olive Consolidated Coal and Coke cert. # 489. printed: American Bank Note Co. N.Y. 2)
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to u******i for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Earthenware Crockery Mercury Flasks (3)  (91315)2826 - Earthenware Crockery Mercury Flasks (3) (91315)
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Set of 3 earthenware mercury flasks, 2 have blue mercury lettering. 5"(lip chip) and 2 5.75" Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to e********d.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Fancy Oil Company Stock Certificates  (103573)2827 - Fancy Oil Company Stock Certificates (103573)
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Lot of six. 1) National Consolidated Oil Company. # 6026. Fancy oilfield vignette with farm in foreground. Bright red border. 2) Same as one, but with
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Four Mica Company Stocks  (101401)2828 - Four Mica Company Stocks (101401)
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1) Crown Mica Mining Company for Custer City, South Dakota. # 120 for 600 shares to Fred Tickett. Signed by Matthews and president Snieder(?). Three m
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to s********K for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Gold/Silver Bullion Box   (102754)2829 - Gold/Silver Bullion Box (102754)
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Bullion Box got gold with stops on handles. 12.5" x 6.5" x 6". The weight is 8.8 Lbs. Classic c1900 box to carry gold coin. Date:...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e********d.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Ingersoll Rand Carset Jackbits Canisters and Original Box  (88347)2830 - Ingersoll Rand Carset Jackbits Canisters and Original Box (88347)
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48 original drill bit canisters and 1.5 original Ingersoll Rand cardboard storage boxes. 1 drill bit too. Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to S****2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mining Ephemera Group  (77613)2831 - Mining Ephemera Group (77613)
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Lot of 4. 1) Large albumen photograph showing big group of men, one armed, standing at what appears to be a mine entrance. Also a man appears to be op
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mining Photographs & Ephemera  (77600)2832 - Mining Photographs & Ephemera (77600)
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Lot of 7. 1) Letterhead for the Custer Mining Syndicate, Winston, Montana, 1893. Sent to AM Holter in Helena re: pump valves and wrenches. Signed by C
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Sluicing Miners Painting by C. Zelinski  (91513)2833 - Sluicing Miners Painting by C. Zelinski (91513)
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Rectangular acrylic painting of 3 sluicing/panning miners with a man and his mule in the background. Frame 33x52". Some wear on mountains and a...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Two C. C. Julian Signed Oil Stocks  (103577)2834 - Two C. C. Julian Signed Oil Stocks (103577)
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Courtney Chauncey Julien hit gold, er liquid gold, in 1923. But he soon found even a better way to make money. Mining frauds! In 1927 his oil company
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Two stocks from Oaks Company  (82341)2835 - Two stocks from Oaks Company (82341)
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Two capital stock certificates from Oaks Company. 1) One thousand shares, number 503, assigned to William J. Weatherby, signed by William J. Weatherby
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to j****m for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Two stocks Pittsburg Ore Reduction Company  (82345)2836 - Two stocks Pittsburg Ore Reduction Company (82345)
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Two capital stocks certificates from Pittsburg Ore Reduction Co. 1) Five hundred shares of Pittsburg Ore Reduction Company, number 83 issued to Alf
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to j****m for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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United State Oil Company Stocks  (106539)2837 - United State Oil Company Stocks (106539)
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Lot of fifteen. Includes the following stocks with an oil field vignette: Normal Oil, Willow Creek Oil, Adamana Oil and Land, Baker and Malheur Oil, a
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to l*******c for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Wood Dynamite Box and Goodies   (90727)2838 - Wood Dynamite Box and Goodies (90727)
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Original dynamite holder box with door and faux original wrapper dynamite sticks. 2 rusty tins. Geff Pollock Collection Date: City/County: State:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b**********n for (475.00 + 118.75) x 1 = 593.75
 
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