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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Harbour Lights Lighthouse Miniatures (4)   (106390)1720 - Harbour Lights Lighthouse Miniatures (4) (106390)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Harbour Lights miniature lighthouses. Point Betsie, MI 1998. Saint Augustine, FL 1993. Tillamook, OR 1998. Drum Point Point, MD 1997. All in origina
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****m for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Hat Stands and Other Antiquities   (105661)1721 - Hat Stands and Other Antiquities (105661)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 17" brown wood hat stands, 6 3/4 wood hat sizer?, 2 bound old copies of New Testament, 8" tall Rome Galvanized? copper kettle Date: S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to m*****3 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Historical People Postcards   (104620)1722 - Historical People Postcards (104620)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 80 historical people postcards, many RPC's. Edison, Twain, Brigham Young, Poe, Sadat, Earp, Masterson, Revere and more. Mostly USSalvator...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to r********s for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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History Of America by Robertson, 1777 with Foldout   (57750)1723 - History Of America by Robertson, 1777 with Foldout (57750)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two volume set of History of America by William Robertson, Publishers: Strahan, Cadell, London; Balfour, Edinburgh. Original boards, marbled flys, boo
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Start Price : 185.00 | Estimates : 375.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Horse (Wooden Carousel)   (85807)1724 - Horse (Wooden Carousel) (85807)
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Beautiful vintage full size carousel horse. Has been refurbished/restored. Beautiful color, hand painted. Horse has expected chips & patina due ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 375.00 - 600.00
Sold to g*****9 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Hotel Stationery Collection   (106547)1725 - Hotel Stationery Collection (106547)
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15 domestic and 10 foreign items. Most have either letterhead and envelope of show likeness of a building. Grand Hotel Vincennes, IN. Merchants Hotel
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Humorous Couple Postcards   (105283)1726 - Humorous Couple Postcards (105283)
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Approx 200 humorous postcards mostly featuring man and woman couples. Mostly chromolithoSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Humorous Pinup Style Postcards   (104965)1727 - Humorous Pinup Style Postcards (104965)
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Approx 70 humorous pinup style postcards. Amusing collectionSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to n********w.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Humorous Postcards   (105426)1728 - Humorous Postcards (105426)
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Approx 45 humorous postcards, mainly cartoon styleSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to q******s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Ice skating   (105119)1729 - Ice skating (105119)
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58 color and black and white postcards of ice skating including pictures, advertising and comics. Pictures of children skating on ponds, Dick Button
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Industrial Periodicals ( 10)   (106372)1730 - Industrial Periodicals ( 10) (106372)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 NY Lumber Trade Journal's 1909-11. 3 Lumberman's Review 1908-11. Date: 1909-1911 State/Country: City/County:
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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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John Innes pictures   (104946)1731 - John Innes pictures (104946)
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82 postcards from paintings by John Innes. Best known for his paintings of Indians, cowboys, wildlife and the Canadian Pioneer West. John Innes was
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Ladies on Postcards   (105282)1732 - Ladies on Postcards (105282)
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Approx 140 ladies on postcards, mostly chromolitho with several RPC'sSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to B*********r for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Large Glass Float   (105234)1733 - Large Glass Float (105234)
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Green/aqua glass float, probably for a fishing net. 14" wide Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*******F for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Letter for Premium on Salt Petre   (106563)1734 - Letter for Premium on Salt Petre (106563)
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May 23rd, 1776, Hartford, CT. Small letter for premium on salt petre, an essential ingredient to make gunpowder. Signed by T. Seymour. Potassium nitra
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Letter Signed by Jesse Root and Oliver Ellsworth   (106564)1735 - Letter Signed by Jesse Root and Oliver Ellsworth (106564)
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Small letter Dec. 14th, 1776 signed by Jesse Root and Oliver Ellsworth. " Jesse Root (December 28, 1736 – March 29, 1822) was an American minis...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 275.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Lighthouse Postcards   (104976)1736 - Lighthouse Postcards (104976)
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Approx 50 lighthouse postcards with several RPC's. A study in maritime lighting to guide steam and sailing vessels.Salvatore Falcone Collection ...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to D*****6 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Lilly Langtree Mounted Photo   (89331)1737 - Lilly Langtree Mounted Photo (89331)
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Mounted photo of Lilly Langtree by Falk of NY. 5.75x4". "Emilie Charlotte Langtry (née Le Breton; October 13, 1853 – February 12, 192...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to b*********r for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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List of Lights on the Ohio, Kanawha and Tennessee Rivers Book   (106361)1738 - List of Lights on the Ohio, Kanawha and Tennessee Rivers Book (106361)
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Cute and rare small book with space for notes and info on city distances and light color guide. 203pp, no written notes. Spine and first blank page to
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Logging - General Western United States   (105150)1739 - Logging - General Western United States (105150)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Logging postcards, 34 original, 4 duplicates in both b/w and color. Postcards show logs being moved by trucks, boats, oxen, log raft, railroads and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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