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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Vintage Scale Pan   (51031)1640 - Vintage Scale Pan (51031)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass colored scale pan which could have used used to weigh gold. 3.25" x 12.25" x 7". Pan has 2 tiny rust spots and a small ding. ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to e********d.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Tools / Hand Made Wooden Kitchen Set / 5 Items.   (105005)1641 - Tools / Hand Made Wooden Kitchen Set / 5 Items. (105005)
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Item #1 of 5: Giant soup , or tallow ladle. 16 3/4" long x 3 3/4" bowl, with notched handle for wall hanging . Item #2 of 5: 12" lo...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Scythe/ Tool / For Harvesting.   (102147)1642 - Scythe/ Tool / For Harvesting. (102147)
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Here is it ...Watch out !! Beware...It is a Scythe, like the Grim Reaper uses, to harvest souls... It is also a farming tool, used to cut down wheat g
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*********r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Sickle / Antique tool, hand made   (102146)1643 - Sickle / Antique tool, hand made (102146)
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Here is a really nice item. It is a farming tool for cutting grasses or other tall plants. It is called a " Sickle" But, this one is made ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Tools / Block Plain & Mini Bellows / 2 Items.   (105003)1644 - Tools / Block Plain & Mini Bellows / 2 Items. (105003)
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Item #1 of 2: Wooden block plain with blade. Blade held in with caved wedge!! 15 3/4" long, x 5" tall at the handle. Age crack at the fron...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Tools / Mallet & File Holder /2 Items.   (105004)1645 - Tools / Mallet & File Holder /2 Items. (105004)
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Item # 1 of 2: Very early wooden mallet , used to drive wedges, or possibly used when making barrels. The head is 6" long x 3" wide, on ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Old Hammer, Pick and Mystery Tool   (105688)1646 - Old Hammer, Pick and Mystery Tool (105688)
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Single jack hammer with D stamped on side of 6" head, replacement handle. Small pick ax with US A.F. H. 42 on side of pick, 12.5" metal. U...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********l for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Original Mining Survey "Chain"   (106507)1647 - Original Mining Survey "Chain" (106507)
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Wire wound on wheel surveying tape. Length unknown. Nice condition for age.Heizer Estate Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Ransome Lead Smelting Pot and Base   (106211)1648 - Ransome Lead Smelting Pot and Base (106211)
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Lead smelting pot by Ransome of Emeryville, CA. Has port for gas flame on bottom. Base and pot 10" tall, handled pot on top. Used for bullet m...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sheep Shearing Scissors   (106215)1649 - Sheep Shearing Scissors (106215)
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Vintage white metal sheep shearing scissors, made by Combination Sheffield England. 13.5" Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Shovel & Oil Jug   (88511)1650 - Shovel & Oil Jug (88511)
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Shovel with square tip, stamped PAT'd Dec 11, 1923. Date: early 1900's State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Vintage Saw Mitre Box   (105666)1651 - Vintage Saw Mitre Box (105666)
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Bench mountable vintage saw mitre box, 19' wide. Some rust Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Gilbert Erector Rocket Launcher Set   (57831)1652 - Gilbert Erector Rocket Launcher Set (57831)
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Vintage Gilbert, no. 10053 Erector The Rocket Launcher set. Mostly complete set. Almost all pieces are there. Comes with instruction booklet. Used, bo
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Estimates : 25.00 - 75.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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3 Vintage Metal Cars with 2 Hubley Kiddie   (105683)1653 - 3 Vintage Metal Cars with 2 Hubley Kiddie (105683)
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2 red Hubley Kiddie right hand drive British cars, 5.75" and 8.75" with screw repair behind front bumper. Both with paint chips. Tootsie T...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********o.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Arcor Rubber Tractor and AC Williams Cast Iron Tractor   (105687)1654 - Arcor Rubber Tractor and AC Williams Cast Iron Tractor (105687)
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5" rubber Arcor tractor-nice condition. 5.5" cast iron AC Williams tractor. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Cast Iron Fire Apparatus   (106351)1655 - Cast Iron Fire Apparatus (106351)
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9.5" long 2 piece horse drawn cast iron fire apparatus. No maker mark. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Cast Iron Hubley Harley Davidson Sidecar Motorcycle   (106355)1656 - Cast Iron Hubley Harley Davidson Sidecar Motorcycle (106355)
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Hubley 1973 cast iron Harley Davidson police motorcycle, missing rider. Nice condition, 5.25" long. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Cast Iron Motorcycle Cop Toys (4)   (106367)1657 - Cast Iron Motorcycle Cop Toys (4) (106367)
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4 cast iron motorcycle cops. 3 Blue Champion 4.75"-1 has moderate rust. 1 blue Champion with blue sidecar, no rider, some rust, 5". Date:...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Cast Iron Motorcycle with Beds Toys (2)   (106353)1658 - Cast Iron Motorcycle with Beds Toys (2) (106353)
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Unmarked turquoise 4.75". Unmarked "Crash Car", 6.5" long. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Cast Iron Motorcycles with Bulbs (2)   (106368)1659 - Cast Iron Motorcycles with Bulbs (2) (106368)
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2 6.25" cast iron cops on unmarked motorcycles with headlight. 1 has missing bulb, other has bent lever. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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