Summer Americana Auction--July 2019

Auction Details

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

Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
General Americana Part I
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Misc Americana Collectibles

Day 2 (Fri, July 12) Lots 2000-2670

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)

Day 3 (Sat,July 13) Lots 3000-3855

Mining Part I

Day 4 (Sun, July 14) Lots 4000-4808

Mining Part I
(New Jersey-End)
Postal History
Wells Fargo & Express

Day 5 (Mon, July 15) Lots 5000-6487

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Civil War
General Americana
Native Americana

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Jade Ring / In Silver mounting     (105397)1020 - Jade Ring / In Silver mounting (105397)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a beautiful, and very unusual ring .It is Chinese and has an elongated concave mounting, held on by butterfly clamps on two sides. Also, it is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********n for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
Napoleon I /  Porcelain "Love Letter" Box   (40607)1021 - Napoleon I / Porcelain "Love Letter" Box (40607)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Well, here is a great piece of history !! Discovered in the 1970's, in San Francisco , California. This is a exceptional, French Napoleonic , lo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to t********r for (1,500.00 + 375.00) = 1,875.00
Jade Buddha   (75110)1022 - Jade Buddha (75110)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Buddha pendant. White Imperial Jade. Smiling Buddha on front and yin yang design on back. Octagonal shape, 1 3/4 inches in diameter. Date: State/C
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Jewelry Costume   (91399)1023 - Jewelry Costume (91399)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 necklaces 3 earring sets. Tie clasps & Cuff Links. Costume jewelry. Beautiful collection. Date: c1900's State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to K****P for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
Turquoise & Silver Necklace & Bracelet (Faux)   (105301)1024 - Turquoise & Silver Necklace & Bracelet (Faux) (105301)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7.5" necklace faux turqoise & silver. Matching bracelet. Date: c1960's State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
Necklace (Beautifully Framed)   (106235)1025 - Necklace (Beautifully Framed) (106235)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stunning necklace ornately engraved with butterfly, fish & floral patterns. This is a beautiful piece, appears t be silver; a very artistic piec...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*********8 for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
Art Deco Bronze Statuary   (87426)1026 - Art Deco Bronze Statuary (87426)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bronze nude lady with extended arms. Left breast is damaged. Unsigned. 11.5x 9". James Mackie Collection Date: State/Country: City/Cou...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*****H for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
Bronze Bust of Native American Chief   (101079)1027 - Bronze Bust of Native American Chief (101079)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Henry Alvarez Bronze colorized Bust of Native American Chief with headdress. 13”H x 13.5”L x 13”W. In excellent condition, nice detail and great mild
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 700.00 | Estimates : 1,400.00 - 2,400.00
Native American on Horse Silver Statue   (87427)1028 - Native American on Horse Silver Statue (87427)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silvered china Native American riding a horse. Signed below right rear foot but illegible. 11x9". James Mackie Collection Date: State/Countr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to l********2 for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
Oriental Carved Bone Instrument   (84843)1029 - Oriental Carved Bone Instrument (84843)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7.5" long, signed ornately carved bone with shells and human figure. Comes with carved bone cigarette holder. Date unknown, but appears very ol...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 275.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25