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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Receipt for Revolutionary War Gun Powder   (106566)1530 - Receipt for Revolutionary War Gun Powder (106566)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter, " Pay... for lead and expense in procuring... powder supplied the troops of service of colonies..." May 30th, 1776. Signed by T. S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 275.00
Sold to d*******f for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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Letter for Soldiers Blankets   (106568)1531 - Letter for Soldiers Blankets (106568)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hartford, CT, May 11th, 1781 letter, " Nine blankets furnished recruits for the Con'tl Army", signed by Abraham Shepard. Nice conditio...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Revolutionary War Supplies (Flour)   (106631)1532 - Revolutionary War Supplies (Flour) (106631)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From Captain Jeremiah Wadsworth receipt for flour (has written Flower ) for the revolutionary war food supplies. 8" x 6.5" Date: c1776 ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Army Pay Order and Verification of Services in 1st CT Regiment   (106567)1533 - Army Pay Order and Verification of Services in 1st CT Regiment (106567)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pay order to Anan? Hall, a Revolutionary war soldier, signed by Jojia? Hall. 6.47x8". Small Letter stating Anan Hall served in First Connecticu...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Connecticut Loan Receipts, 4 Uncut Sheets   (106470)1534 - Connecticut Loan Receipts, 4 Uncut Sheets (106470)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 rare 1781 uncut loan receipts from William Ellery to Connecticut, # 1587-1590, circular punched canceled. Loan for 515 Pounds Sterling, about $75,00
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Connecticut Rare References - Geology, Industry, History   (88663)1535 - Connecticut Rare References - Geology, Industry, History (88663)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Report on the Geology of the State of Connecticut" by James G Percival, Gordon & Baldwin, Printers. This is a 495-page description of...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Letter signed by Oliver Wolcott, Declaration Signer   (106569)1536 - Letter signed by Oliver Wolcott, Declaration Signer (106569)
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Signed on reverse by "Benjamin Huntington (April 19, 1736 – October 16, 1800) was an eighteenth-century American lawyer, jurist and politician ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Receipt from Treasury Office    (106630)1537 - Receipt from Treasury Office (106630)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certification that Benjamin Sheldon has lodged "5 Army Notes due June 1, 1785 amounting to 53 pounds, 7 shilling & 9.5 pence", & ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*********r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Receipts from State of Connecticut to a Soldier & Attorney   (106027)1538 - Receipts from State of Connecticut to a Soldier & Attorney (106027)
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Sequential Pair of receipts (No. 1639 & 1640 from the State of Connecticut from June 1, 1782) "The State of Connecticut doth owe unto Mr. A...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Revolutionary War Documents (4)   (106025)1539 - Revolutionary War Documents (4) (106025)
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Pair of documents (payment for deceased revolutionary soldier) in the amount of 41 pounds, 1 shilling, 8 pence signed by David Baldwin 7.5" x 8...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to k********v for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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