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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Sports Badge Collection   (79143)1760 - Sports Badge Collection (79143)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten medals and a track and field trading card. W.C. Robbins is featured on the card, produced by the Hassan cork tip cigarette company. Robbins was th
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 425.00
 
 
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St. Patricks Day Postcards   (104619)1761 - St. Patricks Day Postcards (104619)
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Approx 40 St. Patrick's Day greeting postcards. Lot of green!Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to b*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Stars of Stage & Screen Postcard Collection   (104969)1762 - Stars of Stage & Screen Postcard Collection (104969)
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Approx 200 postcards-Mick Jagger/Tina Turner 2 photos, signed Richard Moll, Patti Page, Willie Nelson, Robin Williams, Harry James, Jimmy Durante, Wil
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Office Erie Canal Company Stock   (105723)1763 - Office Erie Canal Company Stock (105723)
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Stock cert. No. 318 in the amount of $13.08 signed by William Kelley, President. Many people have written on this certificate, some of the writing is
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********t for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Stocks and Bonds with Ship Vignettes (10)   (105610)1764 - Stocks and Bonds with Ship Vignettes (10) (105610)
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Stocks-Union Navigation, Rotary Steamboat and Carriage, Plymouth Steamship, Boston Newport and NY Steamboat 1865-corner clip, Pioneer Steamship 1923,
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Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****x for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Straight Razors (5) and Sharpener   (89346)1765 - Straight Razors (5) and Sharpener (89346)
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5 razors and Badger sharpener with original sleeve. Razors-Griffon in Salamander wedge box, Genco in Triumph box, A. See in Salamander wedge box, Lion
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to a****a for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Tex Ricard Scrap Book   (106410)1766 - Tex Ricard Scrap Book (106410)
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9.5x13" scrap book in a check book hardcover. Approx 40 pages of mostly newspaper articles, some articles pulled by a subscription service. Pos...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three Early Catalogs   (88204)1767 - Three Early Catalogs (88204)
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Lot of three: 1) Philadelphia 1915 "A Friendly Guide-book to the Wanamaker Store"; 40 pages, 5 x 7 1/2 inches. 2) 1925 Bell System Teleph...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to b*********r for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Tradecard Collection (Black American)   (105721)1768 - Tradecard Collection (Black American) (105721)
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21 tradecards in this collection of 1900's black America. Example: Use Higgins' soap in de mornin, a washin of de winder, for wif good soap ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Vanderbilt Newspapers Stock   (83275)1769 - Vanderbilt Newspapers Stock (83275)
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#1153 Bert Barclay .5 shares 1924 signed by President Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. Creases. "Cornelius Vanderbilt IV (April 30, 1898 – July 7, 1974...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Vintage Camelback Passenger Trunk   (41920)1770 - Vintage Camelback Passenger Trunk (41920)
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Vintage camelback passenger trunk for ocean liner travel. Various labels: Hotel Quisisiana, Castellammare (Pres De Pompei); Grand Hotel des Palmes, Pa
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Vintage Car Postcards   (105289)1771 - Vintage Car Postcards (105289)
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Approx 200 cool car postcards including De Soto, Hudson, 1957 Dodge with fins, Dodge A100, Mercury and many moreSalvatore Falcone Collection Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Vintage Metal Tin Box with Lock and Key   (106373)1772 - Vintage Metal Tin Box with Lock and Key (106373)
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Metal tin box with lock and key, 4.5x8x4". Belonged to great great grandmother( Harriete Melissa Bush Dow) of consignor, she died in 1893. Also...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to j******0 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Vintage Wooden School Desk and Seat   (102708)1773 - Vintage Wooden School Desk and Seat (102708)
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Classic vintage wood desk and outboard folding seat with ink well area. I remember this type of desk when I was in school in NYC in the 60's! Ad...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to y**********j for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Western Ephemera Group   (106496)1774 - Western Ephemera Group (106496)
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Western checks, billheads, IOOF notice, V&T RR unused ticket, 1875 Bank of California check signed by Ralston, Nevada Highways booklet 1949. Som...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to B*********g for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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William H Prescott Autographed Engraving   (106480)1775 - William H Prescott Autographed Engraving (106480)
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Book engraving of William H Prescott with autograph. "William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Wood Abacus   (105444)1776 - Wood Abacus (105444)
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Vintage wood abacus. 7x14.5". Missing a few brass tacks Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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