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)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Nam Fong Club Token  (104135)3640 - Nam Fong Club Token (104135)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Nam Fong / Club; Rev.: same. Br., sc8, 29 mm. From the city of Tien-Tsin, now Tianjin. Jean Lecompte book on French Colonial tokens (Gadoury 20
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Nam Fong Club Tokens  (104136)3641 - Nam Fong Club Tokens (104136)
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Lot of three different. 1) Brass, octagonal, 32 mm, Gadoury #3; 2) Brass, round, 33 mm, Gadoury #4; 3) Brass, between octagonal and round, 32 mm, unli
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to n********e.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Gran Casa Francesa Brothel Token  (104137)3642 - Gran Casa Francesa Brothel Token (104137)
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Obv.: Gran Casa Francesa / Mado / 31 Officios / (Altos) / Habana; Rev.: Republique Francaise; Silvered brass, round, 39 mm, ex- Tanenbaum Estate. Extr
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Miss Blanch Brothel Token  (104138)3643 - Miss Blanch Brothel Token (104138)
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Obv.: Casa Francesa (pic) / Gloria 7B; Rev.: Miss Blanch /French Girls / Red Saloon / Gloria Street 7B. Br., rd., 21 mm. This is the highest price tok
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to T******1 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Miss Blanch Brothel Token  (104139)3644 - Miss Blanch Brothel Token (104139)
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Obv.: Casa Francesa (pic) / Gloria 7B; Rev.: Miss Blanch /French Girls / Red Salon / Gloria Street 7B. Br., rd., 21 mm. Almost uncirculated. This is a
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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St. James Brothel Token  (104140)3645 - St. James Brothel Token (104140)
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Obv.: Marthe / Cartaux Paris / woman's bust; Rev.: 1 York Street / St. James / London / First Floor; Br. rd., 22 mm. The London brothel pieces a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Y. Jolivet Brothel Token  (104141)3646 - Y. Jolivet Brothel Token (104141)
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Obv.: Y. Jolivet / Charing / Cross / Mensions / Charing Cross Road Flat 8; Rev.: Republique Francaise. Br. rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Londo
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Villa Natalia Brothel Tokens  (103514)3647 - Villa Natalia Brothel Tokens (103514)
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Lot of six (complete set) from Villa Natalia Ajaccio: 1 Fr., 5 Fr., 25, 50 ,80, 100. Date: City/County: Ajaccio State: France
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to f**********s for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Mme Juanita Brothel Token  (103515)3648 - Mme Juanita Brothel Token (103515)
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Obv.: Mme. Juanita / Salons Discretion / Telephone 1214 / Se Habla Espanol / Hygiene; Rev. Au centre, tete de femme de face. Sur le pourtour, LA FERIA
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to f**********s for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Mme Reine Brothel Token  (103516)3649 - Mme Reine Brothel Token (103516)
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41 Loir-et-Cher. Br., rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Blois State: France
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Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Madame Maria Brothel Token  (103517)3650 - Madame Maria Brothel Token (103517)
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Obv.: Madame Maria / 31 / Rue S Pol / Boulogne S/ Mer; Rev.: Discretion /Securite. 21 mm. Date: City/County: Boulogne-Sur-Mer State: France
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Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Madame Rose  (103518)3651 - Madame Rose (103518)
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Obv.: U Allons Nous Chez M Rose / 1900; Rev.: Where Are We Going/ To No 12 / Rue Saint Pol / Boulogne. Br. rd., 21 mm. Great piece, bi-lingual, poss
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Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Ladies House Brothel Token  (103519)3652 - Ladies House Brothel Token (103519)
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Obv.: Ladies House Pretty Girls / 286; Rev.: Au Chabanais / Calais. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Calais State: France
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Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to f**********s for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Ladies House Brothel Token (T3)  (103520)3653 - Ladies House Brothel Token (T3) (103520)
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Obv.: Ladies House / 286 / Calais; rev.: Girls Girls Girls. br, rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Calais State: France
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Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Au Paradis Brothel Token (T1)  (103521)3654 - Au Paradis Brothel Token (T1) (103521)
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Obv.: Bon Pour Entrer / Au / Paradis / Cap D'Ail; Rev.: Discretion Securite. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Cap D'Ail State: France
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alamuse Brothel Token  (103522)3655 - Alamuse Brothel Token (103522)
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Obv.: Alamuse/ 36 Rue / Amiral Troude / Cherbourg; Rev.: Republique Francaise. Br., rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Cherbourg State: France
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Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Cytheria Bar Brothel Token  (103523)3656 - Cytheria Bar Brothel Token (103523)
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Obv.: L. Cytheria - Bar / Corbeil / Rue de la Juiverie; Rev.: Securite / Discretion. Br.,rd., 22 mm. Date: City/County: Corbeil State: France
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Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Madame De Los Delores Brothel Token  (103524)3657 - Madame De Los Delores Brothel Token (103524)
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Obv.: Salons PRives / Madame / De Los Dolores /Discretion / Telephone 4.33; Rev.: La Florida / 16 Rue Louis Blanc. Dijon. Br. rd., 22 mm. Date:
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Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Bar Americain Brothel Token  (103525)3658 - Bar Americain Brothel Token (103525)
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Obv.; Bar Americain / Rou Parc / 3 / Flers / Cane / Ouvert Toute La Nuit; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Flers State:
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Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Au Vert Galant Brothel Token  (103526)3659 - Au Vert Galant Brothel Token (103526)
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Obv.: Au Vert Galant / 14 / Rue Du Nord / Granville / Discretion; Rev.: female bust. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Granville State: France
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Estimates : 140.00 - 500.00
Sold to f**********s for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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