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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Photo of Fire Trucks Parked in Front of Firehouse   (91497)1600 - Photo of Fire Trucks Parked in Front of Firehouse (91497)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Black & white mounted photo of 3 firetrucks of the day. This photo has some fading, please inspect. It was taken by "The Moon Co./Portrait ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Massachusetts Fire Fighter Ribbons (4)   (101744)1601 - Massachusetts Fire Fighter Ribbons (4) (101744)
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1921 Salem White Angel. 1918 Brockton Fire Queen. undated Stoneham. 1893 Charlestown-ribbon torn in half near top Date: State/Country: Massachuset
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Massachusetts Fire Fighter Ribbons (8)   (101748)1602 - Massachusetts Fire Fighter Ribbons (8) (101748)
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1902 pictorial Stoughton Vets-faded. 1915 photo Brockton Treasurer-faded. 1906 Brockton-fading. red-faded. 1919 Brockton-signs of age. 1914 Columbia
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w*****o for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Meaderville and Butte, MT Firefighter Photo & Anniversary Program   (86218)1603 - Meaderville and Butte, MT Firefighter Photo & Anniversary Program (86218)
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Meaderville, MT volunteer FD 1960 50th anniversary program with lots of nice old photos. Framed and matted 6x8" photo of a brick city hall hous...
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania Fire Fighters Convention Ribbons (7)   (101745)1604 - Pennsylvania Fire Fighters Convention Ribbons (7) (101745)
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7 metal ribbon badges. 1908 Shamokin. 1909 pictorial Oil City. 1910 pictorial Altoona. 1913 Chester. 1914 Harrisburg. 1912 Lebanon. 1911. 5 postcards
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*********r for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Fireman Button, Ribbon and Pin (4)   (101740)1605 - Fireman Button, Ribbon and Pin (4) (101740)
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2 Chambers' Fire Co Portsmouth, VA buttons. Chambers Fire Co Portsmouth, VA white metal pin with 2 ships. Arlington, VA 190 ribbon. Date: Sta...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Fire Calendars (10)   (106559)1606 - Fire Calendars (10) (106559)
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10 modern fire calendars, 1980-1997 Date: 1980-1997 State/Country: City/County:
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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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Fire Fighter Ribbon Group (8)   (101754)1607 - Fire Fighter Ribbon Group (8) (101754)
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Member, Floor Director, 1906 Elizabeth, NJ. Kennecec. 1914 NY. Delegate badge, delgate ribbon, photo guest. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to w*****o for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Fire Fighter Ribbons (7)   (101751)1608 - Fire Fighter Ribbons (7) (101751)
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Mass-1912 Chelsea, 1913 Lowell-torn, 1909 Lawrence, 1917 Brockton, 1904 Brockton. PA-1913 York, 1911 York-faded Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to w*****o for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Fire Memorabilia (5)   (106379)1609 - Fire Memorabilia (5) (106379)
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ALFCO die cast metal fire truck bank with key, 1/30th scale in original box. Aldon firefighter musical figurine 9". Chrome fire hose coupling 3...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Fire Memorabilia (5)   (106388)1610 - Fire Memorabilia (5) (106388)
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Aldon NYC painted firehouse in box, Aldon Stockbridge, MA firehogeuse in box, McClennan AFB FD coffee mug, 1981 and 198210.5" Griffith Pottery ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Fire Related Newspaper Woodcut Engravings and More (3)   (106392)1611 - Fire Related Newspaper Woodcut Engravings and More (3) (106392)
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1907 and 1876 Scientific American with firefighting images. 1861 Illustrated Times fireman, 1866 Harper's Weekly wood engraving of a fire. Date...
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Fireman's Ball Invitations (15)   (106011)1612 - Fireman's Ball Invitations (15) (106011)
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1 mostly color invitations, most with dance cards. Alert Hose Co., Napa Opera House 1895. Columbian Hose Co., 1876. Cranston Regular Firemans Relief A
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to n*******c for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Nice Firefighter Postcards (2)   (105351)1613 - Nice Firefighter Postcards (2) (105351)
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2 nice firefighter with apparatus chromolithosSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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NY/NJ/PA Fire Fighter Ribbons (18)   (101752)1614 - NY/NJ/PA Fire Fighter Ribbons (18) (101752)
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18 ribbons and medals. 1932 Lancaster, PA. Unidentified brass. Philadelphia. 1909 Walton. 1925 Hudson, NY. 1937 Richmond. 1938 NJ. 1904 Rockaway Beach
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*********r for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Red Comet Salesman's Fire Demo Kit   (106406)1615 - Red Comet Salesman's Fire Demo Kit (106406)
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Cased with carry handle salesman's demo kit with automatic silver spray and safety spray ceiling type grenade. Includes test kit beakers, pamphl...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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US Fire Dept. Annual Reports (16)   (106376)1616 - US Fire Dept. Annual Reports (16) (106376)
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A fire buff's delight. 16 reports, many with photos and loaded with statistics. Mostly from larger cities. Date: c1950's-70's State/Co...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to o********b.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Alaska Gold Rush RPC's (3)   (105290)1617 - Alaska Gold Rush RPC's (3) (105290)
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3 Alaska Gold Rush RPC's featuring interesting packersSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: c1898-1913 State/Country: Alaska City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p******1 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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South Fork Canal Co. Stock   (108184)1618 - South Fork Canal Co. Stock (108184)
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I/U onion skin with red reverse printing. #332, no owner name, 1 share 1852 signed by president Keene. Dog and locked cabinet vignette. Gold Rush stoc
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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3 different Rhodes checks involving Shasta Bankers   (87458)1619 - 3 different Rhodes checks involving Shasta Bankers (87458)
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1954 Rhodes & Co, 1854 Rhodes and Lusk's, 1855 Express & Banking Office of Rhodes & Co Date: 1854-1855 State/Country: California ...
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Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
Sold to b*********r for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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