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

Apparel
Jewelry
Art
Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Sports
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
Political
Military
General Americana Part I
Advertising
Badges
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Circus
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Lock/Key
Microscope
Scale
Tools
Toys
Dolls
Misc Americana Collectibles


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

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)
Bottles
Brothel
Cowboy
Gaming
Saloon
Tokens
Numismatics
Weaponry
Marbles

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

Minerals
Mining Part I
(California-Nevada)

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

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

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

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Art
Bottles
Civil War
General Americana
Mining
Native Americana
Numismatics
Railroadiana
Transportation

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1807 Military Appointment: Major Snowden Second Major New York Battalion of Artillery   (104500)1540 - 1807 Military Appointment: Major Snowden Second Major New York Battalion of Artillery (104500)
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In 1807 the War of 1812 was a few years away, but the preliminaries of that war were taking place in New York Harbor. In the midst of that a Third Reg
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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DeWitt Clinton Signature 2: Military Appointment   (104499)1541 - DeWitt Clinton Signature 2: Military Appointment (104499)
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This is the appointment of James Charles as Brigade Inspector of the Third Brigade of Riflemen of New York. Signed by Governor DeWitt Clinton and depu
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Taiwan Chinese Army Medals / 3 items   (105396)1542 - Taiwan Chinese Army Medals / 3 items (105396)
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Item #1 of 3 : Beautiful Chinese Taiwan Army Medal, with display box. Also includes matching collar bar and chest pin. Red, white , and blue ribbon
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Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to d*******f for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Civil War Books (3)   (57545)1543 - Civil War Books (3) (57545)
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1 paperback & 2 hardback books of the Civil War. 1)A Long Shadow Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy by Michael B. Ballard. Ab...
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Estimates : 35.00 - 60.00
Sold to i*****s for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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U.S. Holster & Ammunition Belt / 2 Items   (105365)1544 - U.S. Holster & Ammunition Belt / 2 Items (105365)
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Here are a nice pair of military collectibles. Item #1 of 2 is a high grade brown leather holster for a Colt model 1911, right handed; it has the la
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Cornelius Van Ness Signed Document Appointing Military Officer   (104497)1545 - Cornelius Van Ness Signed Document Appointing Military Officer (104497)
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10.5 x 16 inches, with military vignettes, State of Vermont -- a military appointment, by his Excellency: Captain-General, Governor and Commander in C
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Camp Randall Receipt (Union Civil War Facility)   (77642)1546 - Camp Randall Receipt (Union Civil War Facility) (77642)
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Hale & Davis, Camp Randall, 186_. Receipt was unused, but a child has used the paper to write in pencil at some point. Receipt is 3 x 7.25"...
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to C*******3 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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German WWII / Belt Buckles / 2 items:   (78851)1547 - German WWII / Belt Buckles / 2 items: (78851)
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Item # 1 of 2: " Gott Mit Uns " ( God With Us ) ( au ) / Embossed on a stippled background, and encircled by an outer roped design. / Mot...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 275.00
Sold to d*******f for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Nazi Party Flag / Double Sided   (89517)1548 - Nazi Party Flag / Double Sided (89517)
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Very high quality, double sided Nazi Party flag with Swastika. 43" Long x 29 1/2" high. Red with beige back ground and black Swastika. A...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Battles of the American Civil War (9) Books   (57531)1549 - Battles of the American Civil War (9) Books (57531)
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9 hardback books depicting battles & campaigns of the Civil War: 1) Battles of the American Civil War by Jonathan Sutherland (paperback, 2002); ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*********r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Military Ambrotype Photo   (80870)1550 - Military Ambrotype Photo (80870)
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Beautiful Ambrotype of Prussian Soldier with blue uniform, with blue velvet interior & embossed leather on case. 5" x 6.25" Slight wea...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 140.00
Sold to 3***6 for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Confederate Finance Books (2)   (58602)1551 - Confederate Finance Books (2) (58602)
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Financial Failure and Confederate Defeat by Ball, Confederate Finance by Todd Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Foreign Military Postcards   (105470)1552 - Foreign Military Postcards (105470)
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Approx 13 foreign military postcards-ships, WWI trenchs, Generals and moreSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Military - Submarine   (105115)1553 - Military - Submarine (105115)
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2 black / white and 1 color postcards of military submarines. Postcard of U.S. Submarine boats Shark and Porpoise , submarine preparing to dive and
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Military Buttons and Panoramic Photograph   (104496)1554 - Military Buttons and Panoramic Photograph (104496)
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Lot of three. 1) Framed and handable five buttons including Butler's Rangers. Also RR for Rogers Rangers. K's 8 button (King's 8th Regim...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Military Engravings & Photograph   (77641)1555 - Military Engravings & Photograph (77641)
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Lot of 8. 1) Seven illustrations/engravings, likely out of various antique books. a)Three are by the London Printing and Publishing Company and depict
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Military Motorcycle Toys (3)   (105685)1556 - Military Motorcycle Toys (3) (105685)
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Soldier on lead? cycle firing a pistol-handle bar and left hand missing. Soldier in lead Manoil metal sidecar firing machine gun. Lead? cycle with sid
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Military/WW1 Postcards   (104993)1557 - Military/WW1 Postcards (104993)
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Approx 45 military and WW1 postcards, mostly RPC's and USASalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********o for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Navy POW Coasters, Set of Four   (88653)1558 - Navy POW Coasters, Set of Four (88653)
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This set of four polished brass beverage coasters are each decorated with a 39mm POW Challenge Coin surrounded by the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Nine US Military and Related Lapel Pins   (88643)1559 - Nine US Military and Related Lapel Pins (88643)
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This is a set of nine lapel pins in a 2.5-inch-square black leatherette clamshell case. Pins include Army (1 pin), Navy (2 pins), Air Force (1 pin), C
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Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
Sold to q******s for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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