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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Reno Balloon Gold Plate Belt Buckle   (105669)1580 - Reno Balloon Gold Plate Belt Buckle (105669)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.5x3.5" 24KGP over white metal. RENO HOT AIR BALLOON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Designed for Parkers Western Wear, Reno NV. Light wear on face Dat...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Nevada Belt Buckle   (105680)1581 - Nevada Belt Buckle (105680)
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2.75x3.75" solid brass Great Seal of Nevada buckle by Tony Lama collection, first edition. Very nice condition with case Date: State/Country...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to m********n for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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"AM" Bald Eagle Silver Belt Buckle   (87112)1582 - "AM" Bald Eagle Silver Belt Buckle (87112)
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Sterling silver belt buckle. Bald eagle perched atop "am". We are unsure of what "am" is. 2.25x2.75" Date: State/Country...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
 
 
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"Bert" Belt Buckle   (105667)1583 - "Bert" Belt Buckle (105667)
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White metal buckle with Bert engraved on banner. 2.75x3.75", small surface scratches Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
 
 
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1883 Silver Dollar Belt Buckle   (105671)1584 - 1883 Silver Dollar Belt Buckle (105671)
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2.37x4" white metal buckle with 1883 Morgan silver dollar Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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National Wildlife Federation Brass Buckle   (105668)1585 - National Wildlife Federation Brass Buckle (105668)
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Solid brass by Award Design Metals. 1972 on face Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sierra Club Bronze Belt Buckle   (105670)1586 - Sierra Club Bronze Belt Buckle (105670)
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2.5x2" solid bronze Sierra Club belt buckle Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Beer Can / " Budweiser Phone !   (102155)1587 - Beer Can / " Budweiser Phone ! (102155)
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Here is a really nice piece for yourself, or your " Good Beer Buddy". It is a tall Budweiser beer can , but it is really a phone !! ( No, ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sierra Lager / Reno Brewing Co. / Tin Sign   (61450)1588 - Sierra Lager / Reno Brewing Co. / Tin Sign (61450)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very beautiful , and outstanding tin advertising sign. When you look at this piece, its like looking out your window, into the past... on a hot summer
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Estimates : 3,750.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to f***r for (2,000.00 + 500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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Brewing Postcards   (105428)1589 - Brewing Postcards (105428)
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Approx 20 brewing related postcards-Budweiser, Gold Label, Genesee and more. Several RPC'sSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to m******0 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Phillip Best Brewing Co.   (106309)1590 - Phillip Best Brewing Co. (106309)
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1 share @ $1,00 each of Phillip Best Brewing Co. certificate #228 issued to Frederick Pabst (1836-1904) May 20, 1873. Raised company seal, signed b
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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US Constitution 200th Anniversary Belt and Buckle   (105673)1591 - US Constitution 200th Anniversary Belt and Buckle (105673)
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Heavy metal 2.5x3" buckle, 1987 USA Constitution Commemorative 1987 by the Great American Buckle Co. Stamped leather Constitution Bicentennial ...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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North Coast Limited Cigar Box Label   (86429)1592 - North Coast Limited Cigar Box Label (86429)
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4x4" colorful embossed label, unused. Date: State/Country: Montana City/County:
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Estimates : 35.00 - 55.00
Sold to j******d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Classic Tobacco Plug Cutter   (56358)1593 - Classic Tobacco Plug Cutter (56358)
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Star Tobacco. Embossed lettering, no patent date, cast iron. Very little original black paint remaining. Please inspect. Date: State/Country: Cit
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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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Wood Cigar Rolling Mould   (106504)1594 - Wood Cigar Rolling Mould (106504)
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Possibly 19th century wood cigar rolling mould. Durex stamped on mould end. 2.5x11.75x5" Top has center crack, one pin missing. Cool item for t...
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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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Circus Photo Archive   (88319)1595 - Circus Photo Archive (88319)
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8 Cole Bros Circus B/W flyers with nice cover photos, 4 Bear 8x10" b/w photos, 6 small circus personnel photos. Date: State/Country: City/...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 325.00
 
 
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Ringling Bros - Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc.   (106306)1596 - Ringling Bros - Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc. (106306)
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3 Unissued stock certificates for Ringling Bros - Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc. Excellent condition in striking full color. One in each...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Firemans' Badges & Buttons   (78373)1597 - Firemans' Badges & Buttons (78373)
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1) 10 Buttons for Fire Dept. made by Steele & Johnson (S&J out of business by 1933. .5" round. 2) 1920's Auburn, Cal. Badge, Hallma...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to b*********r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Phoenix Assurance Fire Insurance Certificate   (91502)1598 - Phoenix Assurance Fire Insurance Certificate (91502)
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Large fire insurance cert. Corner 22nd and J, Sacramento, CA. Phoenix rising from ashes vignette. Staple holes at top, vignette indent. 22x17" ...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Maine Fire Fighter Ribbons (6)   (101743)1599 - Maine Fire Fighter Ribbons (6) (101743)
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1920 League Muster, Portland. Hallowell undated. Kennebec undated. 1918 Kennebec. 1929 Waterville. Undated Hallowell Date: State/Country: Maine Ci
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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