Summer Americana Auction--July 2019

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Welcome to our Summer Sale!

The summer sale features everything good about summer collectors – mining artifacts – and all elements of western history.

Here’s some highlights!
More than a dozen ore cars!!
Great manuscript archives, including that of a Mormon family and their trials and tribulations over several decades, from Nauvoo to Salt Lake, and back to the East coast; a newly surfaced Adolph Sutro-Comstock Lode archive and documents; an amazing archive from Nevada engineer John Heizer; a scrap book from promoter Tex Rickard; early Arizona military letters; a pair of 1860’s maps showing the location of the original adobes in Los Angeles! Wow! And there’s lots more.
The western Art section is huge, with art in every category. One of my favorites is the ornately engraved presentation silver chalice from Grass Valley, a “must-have” for any mining or California collector
Antique bottles and marbles. Hundreds of lots of California and Nevada items accompanied by a marble collection. Some of my favorites (other than bottles, which are always fun and historical) are the ceramic series of cat house decanters. This rare set has been split up by region, making it even more fun. While we’ve had a few of these over the years, we’ve never seen this many different- ever!
Stocks and bonds. This is another “wow” offering from two or more collections. Some highlights: Chinese bond collection; Arizona material- Sopori (1850’s), Gold MC, Picacho (1860’s), and from California the Bear River piece that preceded the Tuolumne stock that features a killer mining vignette; and of course a huge offering of more from the famous Prag Collection
Numismatics has about a little of everything related to coins and currency. Lots of scrip, tokens, medals (make sure you make it all the way thru the catalog!), and two spectacular gold fakes of which one was unknown, and the other very well published. There’s also a great strong box to put it all in! Medal collectors, don’t miss the late July sale as well.
Speaking of gold, don’t miss the high grade ore specimens from two major collections, the Heizer collection and Pollock. Most of Heizer’s material is Nevada-Cal, while Pollock is Mostly Utah, Alaska.
With 4000 lots, you’ll have plenty of great material to look over.

Don’t forget the search box on the “Virtual Catalog” on our web site. It can help you find the things you want in a hurry. But there’s nothing like surfing through the catalog – you get to find all sorts of neat things you might never have thought about.

Full Schedule

Day 1 (Thur, July 11) Lots 1000-1776

Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
General Americana Part I
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Misc Americana Collectibles

Day 2 (Fri, July 12) Lots 2000-2670

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)

Day 3 (Sat,July 13) Lots 3000-3855

Mining Part I

Day 4 (Sun, July 14) Lots 4000-4808

Mining Part I
(New Jersey-End)
Postal History
Wells Fargo & Express

Day 5 (Mon, July 15) Lots 5000-6487

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Civil War
General Americana
Native Americana

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Native American Woman in Pow Wow Attire   (87649)1150 - Native American Woman in Pow Wow Attire (87649)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Framed, double matted photo of a Native American woman in Pow Wow attire holding a feather fan, by Ben Marra. Beautiful condition. Frame 22.5x18.5&q...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
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Washoe Indians Framed Prints   (87734)1151 - Washoe Indians Framed Prints (87734)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two framed prints, one by renowned Nevada artist William A. Moore Peace & Mist 5/150, frame 16x20". Enlarged photo print "A Washoe Bas...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
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Indian Pottery Signed by Sarah Carcia from N.Mexico   (105322)1152 - Indian Pottery Signed by Sarah Carcia from N.Mexico (105322)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fine, thin-walled olla with a very precise design by one of the most highly respected elders of Acoma Pueblo. Approx. 5.5" x 4" x diam of...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to o*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
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Watercolor  by Michael C. McCullough   (86850)1153 - Watercolor by Michael C. McCullough (86850)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the southwestern U.S., New Mexico, Michael McCullough (born 1951, Texas). There is 1 Antelope Kachina; 1 Hopi Pot; 1 Acoma pot; & 1 Kachin...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
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Black Pottery Bowl Signed at Bottom Santa Clara Pueblo   (91347)1154 - Black Pottery Bowl Signed at Bottom Santa Clara Pueblo (91347)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Contemporary Santa Clara Pueblo Bowl black on black matte. Signed by Guhdell(?)3.5" at widest point 1.75" diam opening at top, 2" tal...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to k**********9 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
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C.J. Wells Poster  (Signed)   (101037)1155 - C.J. Wells Poster (Signed) (101037)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
20" x 26.5". Beautiful poster in great condition. Signed by Wells. From the Feathers Gallery of Santa Fe Indian Market 1991, New Mexico. R...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
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Rancho de Taos Church - Serigraph by Ron Robles   (101034)1156 - Rancho de Taos Church - Serigraph by Ron Robles (101034)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ron Robles, born June 6, 1937 in West Los Angeles, Calif., Robles grew up in a large family, a son of a Native American mother from the Northwest and
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
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Native American Jewelry/ Squash Blossom ,Ear Rings & Pendant .   (105416)1157 - Native American Jewelry/ Squash Blossom ,Ear Rings & Pendant . (105416)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here are some great pieces of Native American Indian Jewelry.The first piece is a sterling silver, squash blossom necklace . 18" in length. The...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold to r*******F for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
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Acoma Signed Pots (2)   (105740)1158 - Acoma Signed Pots (2) (105740)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Contemporary pots. Acoma Pueblo is a Native American pueblo approximately 60 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States. 4 villages m
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l********g for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
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Native American Heishi Necklaces & Rings / 4 pieces   (105417)1159 - Native American Heishi Necklaces & Rings / 4 pieces (105417)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item #1 of 4 :Navajo Heishi necklace, graduated onyx, and agate with turquoise inserts. 11" in length. , very beautiful. Item #2 of 2: Another...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
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