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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Bar Token Collection  (101690)3740 - Bar Token Collection (101690)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 San Francisco bar tokens: M & M; John O'Conner; Myer Clark; A.D. Renfro; American Bar and many others. . Salvatore Falcone Colle...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to A****k for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Cable Car Collection  (85414)3741 - Cable Car Collection (85414)
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22 tokens total. Half are Cable Car, other half are Alcatraz, Bart Opening, Centennial, Cliff House, Bay Bridge. All large size. Date: City/Count
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***6 for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Chinese Social Clubs  (85460)3742 - Chinese Social Clubs (85460)
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Eleven pieces from various Chinese Social clubs most likely located in China Town area of San Francisco. Date: City/County: San Francisco State:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Eleven China Related collection Pieces  (85412)3743 - Eleven China Related collection Pieces (85412)
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Eleven Dollar size tokens. Xerox Atta Boy, The Committee, Bank of Trade, Falstaff Beer, 1980 Exhibition, and more. Date: City/County: San Francis
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Fifteen Cafe Lunch Tokens  (85419)3744 - Fifteen Cafe Lunch Tokens (85419)
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All but three Kappen listed. Oriental Café, Grand Union Bar, Walkers Grill, Bohemian Café, to name a few. Very nice collection. Date: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to A****k for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Give That Man a Cigar  (85455)3745 - Give That Man a Cigar (85455)
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Ten tokens from San Francisco Cigar stores. Arch Cigar Store, Manhattan Cigar Store, Hotel Utah, W F Heiliger, Auzerais, Keller & Bray, S & ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Historic Plastic and Wooden Token Collection  (85452)3746 - Historic Plastic and Wooden Token Collection (85452)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 25 pieces, Alibi, McKenna's, Pat O'Sheas Mad Hatter, The Blarney Stone, Skip's Tavern, Embassy Lounge, Mike's Bouncers, Main Ma...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********l for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Historical Pinbacks  (102824)3747 - Historical Pinbacks (102824)
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Two important pinback medals. V. O. F. Organized 1877, and Trader Vic's Tiki Trophy Race 1963 Date: 1877, 1963 City/County: San Francisco St...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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L T J E Menber Badge  (102814)3748 - L T J E Menber Badge (102814)
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Hanger type. Pinback has crossed American Flags, hanger is modeled after $50 Slug. Pictorial of Eagle. 80mm long. Date: City/County: San Francisc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f********c.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Machine Token Collection  (101691)3749 - Machine Token Collection (101691)
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Lot of 24 slot award tokens from the early days of Charles Fey, Moise Klinkner, Mills Novelty, and Patrick & Co. . Salvatore Falcone Collectio...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*****5 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Municipal Railway Badge  (102813)3750 - Municipal Railway Badge (102813)
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SF Municipal Railway Badge #404 to be worn on button. 63mm 45mm Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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N S G W Medal  (102829)3751 - N S G W Medal (102829)
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California Parlor No. 1 Golden Bear Mining Medal. Choice piece from N S G W Society. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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National Association of Letter Carriers  (102821)3752 - National Association of Letter Carriers (102821)
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Hanger type of ID Badge for National Association of Letter Carriers 19th Convention. Top pinback piece is toped by Bear. Lower part is fashioned afte
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9***6 for (70.00 + 15.40) x 1 = 85.40
 
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Passanger Vehicle Driver Badge  (102833)3753 - Passanger Vehicle Driver Badge (102833)
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Passanger Vehicle Driver Badge # 47125, Series E. Clip on style. 50mm X 42mm. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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PPIE  (102803)3754 - PPIE (102803)
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Panama Pacific International Exposition token for Louisiana Exposition fund. HK406. Date: 1915 City/County: San Francisco State: California
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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PPIE Pictorial Token. HK400  (102809)3755 - PPIE Pictorial Token. HK400 (102809)
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38mm Louisiana Building pictorial, For Louisiana Exposition Fund. Pictorial on both sides. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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Slot Machine Tokens.  (85459)3756 - Slot Machine Tokens. (85459)
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Eleven pieces. Silver Cup (3), Chas Fey & Son (6), Caille & Schiemer, Bentham Slot Machines. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to a**********5 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Step up and have a drink  (85456)3757 - Step up and have a drink (85456)
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Twenty pieces from various San Francisco Bar's. Step up and have a drink. About fifteen are listed. All have "BAR" on face. Date: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to A****k for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Sutro Baths and Other Tokens  (101694)3758 - Sutro Baths and Other Tokens (101694)
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Lot of four: 1) Sutro Baths; 2) The Leader / Dance Hall / 626 / Pacific St. S. F. // 50; 3) Kentucky / 25c / In Trade; 4) The Cannery / Good For One
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Thirteen Good For Tokens  (102842)3759 - Thirteen Good For Tokens (102842)
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Ten of these are listed. Grand Hotel, Becker Bros., Max Moeller are not, Central Mission Lunch, Havana Cigars, John Aren, SOI, Turino Bakery, Heilige
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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