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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Map of TX, OR & CA Print   (87443)1740 - Map of TX, OR & CA Print (87443)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Print of 1846 map of TX, OR and CA by Mitchell. 22x27". 1" tear, stains on border only. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Marconi Wireless Telegraph of America stock   (106429)1741 - Marconi Wireless Telegraph of America stock (106429)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cancelled 50 shares @ $5 each of Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co # 053505 issued to L. Powell Sons & Co. on March 24, 1920. Blue border and blue...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Men's Portraits, Civil War Era Tin Types Album   (85755)1742 - Men's Portraits, Civil War Era Tin Types Album (85755)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twelve CDV size tin types from a folding pocket album. None identified. AT least four shots appear to contain the same man, sometimes with others. Two
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Miscellaneous California  Golden lot   (104948)1743 - Miscellaneous California Golden lot (104948)
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34 different postcards of miscellaneous California golden lot. Lot includes postcard of natural wonders like Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, El Capitan, Death
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mormon, Emigrant Trail, Gold Rush Correspondence and Personal Archive     (106525)1744 - Mormon, Emigrant Trail, Gold Rush Correspondence and Personal Archive (106525)
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Personal papers and correspondence archive of Mrs. Sally Gear, wife of Philoness (also spelled Philonas and Gere or Geer). This archive chronicles th
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold to j*****U for (3,100.00 + 775.00) x 1 = 3,875.00
 
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Mountain States Postcards   (105308)1745 - Mountain States Postcards (105308)
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Approx. 100 chromolitho's & RPC's. Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park; Hanging Bridge, Royal Gorge, Colorado. Denver & Rio Gra...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********s for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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New Years Post Cards   (104988)1746 - New Years Post Cards (104988)
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Approx 25 New Years postcards, c. 1906-1911Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Notice  from DOJ, FBI Investigation, Patricia Hearst, & Others   (83562)1747 - Notice from DOJ, FBI Investigation, Patricia Hearst, & Others (83562)
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US Department of Justice FBI investigation putting out notice of intent to locate Patricia Hearst; Patricia Soltysik; Donald De Freeze; Nancy Ling Per
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*******6 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Olney's Atlas   (105243)1748 - Olney's Atlas (105243)
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Olney's Atlas comprising Modern and Ancient Geography, designed to accompany the Practical System of Geography for Schools and Families. Publish...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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People on Postcards   (105299)1749 - People on Postcards (105299)
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Approx 200 people on postcards-in boats, on farms, workers, Mary Pickford, families and more, nearly all RPC'sSalvatore Falcone Collection Date...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to B*********r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Poor's and Moody's Manual Consolidated 1921, 2 Volumes   (52219)1750 - Poor's and Moody's Manual Consolidated 1921, 2 Volumes (52219)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Volumes 1 and 2. Vol1 1835pp, Vol 2 2016pp. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Postcards with Flowers Collection   (105229)1751 - Postcards with Flowers Collection (105229)
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Approx 200 postcards featuring flowers and trees. Photo, chromolitho Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buddy L Asphalt-Cement Plant   (106024)1752 - Buddy L Asphalt-Cement Plant (106024)
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Buddy L asphalt-cement machine. Heavy patina with plenty of rust. Really an interesting piece for a cement collector. Weight is 16.8 LBS. Date: c.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e********d.. for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Roaring Twenties Brochures   (88202)1753 - Roaring Twenties Brochures (88202)
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Four women's hat catalogs by Marge Adams; a guide to "Correct Dress: Season 1919-1920; The Art of Etiquette of Courtship (including chapter...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Samoa, 1889, Rare History   (84679)1754 - Samoa, 1889, Rare History (84679)
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The Story of Laulii, Daughter of Samoa, and also a sketch on the life of Alexander. A. Willis, her Husband. Edited by Wm Barnes, San Francisco, 1889.
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Schuylkill Transporation Stock   (79834)1755 - Schuylkill Transporation Stock (79834)
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i/U #103 William Beck 2 shares, 1930. Bus vignette. Holes and many creases. Date: 1930 State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Sewing Machine (Vintage, Portable)   (105468)1756 - Sewing Machine (Vintage, Portable) (105468)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Singer portable sewing machine with case. It still has thread in it! It comes with the foot pedal. Bobbin threader still in its place. This se
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Ship in a Bottle with Wood Cradle   (106508)1757 - Ship in a Bottle with Wood Cradle (106508)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
c. 1890 4 mast ship in a bottle. Bottle is 16 oz purple druggist. Bottle 9.5", cradle 13.5" and nicely carved. Bottle has large li chip, s...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Ships, Planes and Manufacturing Ephemera   (106549)1758 - Ships, Planes and Manufacturing Ephemera (106549)
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Approx 1.5" stack of 1873 The Manufacturer and Builder, c. 1910 Scientific American with mostly plane and ship covers. Date: State/Country: ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Spiritual Lighthouse Themed Group    (106381)1759 - Spiritual Lighthouse Themed Group (106381)
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A Little Hope Lights the Way porcelain plate by Bradford Exchange 9", Lighthouse psalm book, small framed lighthouse art with verse, mini porce...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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