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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High-Grade Silver Ore, Mizpah Mine, Tonopah, Nevada  (103044)4750 - High-Grade Silver Ore, Mizpah Mine, Tonopah, Nevada (103044)
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High-grade silver ore specimen from the Mizpah Mine in Tonopah, Nevada, approx 50 x 50 mm. Original collector identified "light ruby silver&quo...
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High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103073)4751 - High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103073)
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High-grade silver ore from the California Tonopah Mine in Tonopah, Nevada, approx 100 x 10 x 40 mm. Deep red oxidized and brecciated porphyry, with si
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High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103084)4752 - High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103084)
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High-grade silver ore from the infamous Belmont Mine in Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, approximately 50 x 50 x 30 mm. Massive white quartz with what app
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High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103066)4753 - High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103066)
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High-grade silver ore from the main vein of the Tonopah Divide Mine, Esmeralda County, Nevada, approx 65 x 55 x 35 mm. Specimen is a silicified volcan
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n******9 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103068)4754 - High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103068)
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High-grade silver ore specimen from the Midway Tonopah Mine in Tonopah, Nevada, approx 75 x 60 x x45 mm. Massive quartz with abundant dark, silvery-gr
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*******d for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103086)4755 - High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103086)
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Large, high-grade silver ore specimen from the Mizpah Vein, Mizpah Mine, Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, approx 160 x 65 x 40 mm. Massive quartzite with
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103046)4756 - High-Grade Silver Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103046)
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High-grade silver ore specimen from the Grand Trunk Claim in Tonopah, Nevada, approx 50 x 35 mm. Lots of argentite in quartz. Fairly dense for its siz
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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High-Grade Silver-Gold Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103082)4757 - High-Grade Silver-Gold Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103082)
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High-grade silver-gold ore from the West End Mine near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, approx 90 x 35 x 40 mm. Massive white quartz peppered with small c
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
 
 
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High-Grade Silver-Gold Ore, Tonopah, Nevada  (103067)4758 - High-Grade Silver-Gold Ore, Tonopah, Nevada (103067)
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High-grade silver-gold ore specimen from the Montana Tonopah Mine, Nye County, Nevada, approx 90 x 55 x 40 mm. Massive quartz permeated by dark, silve
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p******n for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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High-Grade Copper Ore, Yerington, Nevada  (103049)4759 - High-Grade Copper Ore, Yerington, Nevada (103049)
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High-grade copper ore from the Blue Jay Mine east of Yerington, Nevada, approx 70 x 50 x 35 mm. Contains native copper crystals, red cuprite, green ma
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*******2 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Gold Nugget from Russia  (53106)4760 - Gold Nugget from Russia (53106)
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An extremely attractive stream-worn gold nugget with minor quartz association. This nugget had previously been part of the world-famous gold collectio
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Estimates : 2,400.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to n********d.. for (2,400.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Twinned Crystal of Native Gold from Russia  (53115)4761 - Twinned Crystal of Native Gold from Russia (53115)
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A large, spectacular, water-worn, spinel-law twinned crystal of native gold. This specimen was formerly part of the world-famous F. John Barlow Collec
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Diamond Drill Cores from Ophir Mine District, Utah  (88619)4762 - Diamond Drill Cores from Ophir Mine District, Utah (88619)
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Here are four diamond drill cores from the Ophir Mine District in Utah. They are approximately 10, 9, 5 and 4.5 inches in length. One has been polishe
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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High-grade Ore Specimen from Ophir Hill Mine, Utah  (88608)4763 - High-grade Ore Specimen from Ophir Hill Mine, Utah (88608)
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This lot includes three large pieces of high-grade ore from the Ophir Mine in Tooele County, Utah, primarily a lead-zinc mine with minor amounts of ot
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to h******m for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore  (88625)4764 - Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore (88625)
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More than five pounds of high-grade ore from the Ophir Hill Mining District consisting of eleven pieces ranging in size from one-inch to four-inch lar
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ophir Mine District, Utah, Mineral Specimens  (88614)4765 - Ophir Mine District, Utah, Mineral Specimens (88614)
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This is a collection of 22 specimens from the Ophir Mining District in the Oquirrh Mountains of Tooele County, Utah. Most contain bright massive or cr
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Crystallized Gold in Quartz from Venezuela  (53105)4766 - Crystallized Gold in Quartz from Venezuela (53105)
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A superb example of crystallized gold in quartz from Venezuela. The area around Santa Elena de Uairen is currently a hotbed of gold exploration. The c
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Estimates : 1,750.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to n********d.. for (1,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 1,875.00
 
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Wire Gold in Quartz from Venezuela  (53104)4767 - Wire Gold in Quartz from Venezuela (53104)
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A fantastic specimen of wire gold in quartz recovered during the last decade from near surface, gold-bearing quartz veins during the last decade near
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to n********d.. for (2,900.00 + 725.00) x 1 = 3,625.00
 
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Beautiful Gold-Quartz Nugget from the Yukon  (103129)4768 - Beautiful Gold-Quartz Nugget from the Yukon (103129)
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This beautiful gold and white quartz nugget from Canada's Yukon Territory weighs in at 27.1 gm (0.87 Troy oz), approx 30 x 25 x 15 mm. The accom...
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Estimates : 1,100.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to a******k for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Native Silver  (103030)4769 - Native Silver (103030)
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Small but finely detailed specimen of native silver in blocky crystalline, dendritic form, approximately 10 x 7 mm across, from Germany. No specific m
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to j********1.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Ancient Mastodon Tooth  (103061)4770 - Ancient Mastodon Tooth (103061)
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Fossilized mastodon tooth, approx 150 x 140 x 70 mm. Original collector did not specify location. See image for details. Date: Paleogene City/Count
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*******F for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Fish and Shark Tooth Fossil Collection  (101730)4771 - Fish and Shark Tooth Fossil Collection (101730)
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Leaf on brown stone. Wyoming fish 5x7"slab. Polished shark tooth 3.5x3.5". 2 shadow box fossil frames 7x11". Nice display group Dat...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*******F for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Fossil of Stingray in Wyoming White Shale  (43852)4772 - Fossil of Stingray in Wyoming White Shale (43852)
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Baby Stingray fossil. Image size: 6.5" x 4.25", beautifully framed: 18.5" x 16". This is from Green River formation, the upper...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to r*******F for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Gold Nugget Set with  Diamond  (57819)4773 - Gold Nugget Set with Diamond (57819)
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Gold nugget necklace--24 small nuggets (1.11 ozt) and one large nugget (1.91 ozt) set with a .5 carat round cut diamond on a gold chain necklace. 22...
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 8,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (7,500.00 + 1,875.00) x 1 = 9,375.00
 
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Technical Papers on Copper  (53372)4774 - Technical Papers on Copper (53372)
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Technical papers on copper deposits and copper minerals, perfect for an advanced copper research library. Generally dated 1940's and 50's. ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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