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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Print of "In Honor of General Stand Watie"   (55132)1080 - Print of "In Honor of General Stand Watie" (55132)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Colorful print of scenes from "The Life of Stand Watie". Copyright 1993, P.J. Mason. Inset of Gen. Stand Watie and appears to be insets of...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Reprints of Native American Portraits & Scenes   (102726)1081 - Reprints of Native American Portraits & Scenes (102726)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 35 Reprints in beautiful condition. Most are 8.75" x 11". They feature names such as: Le Soldat du Chene; Mahaskah; Hoowanneka; N...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Reprints of Native Americans   (102727)1082 - Reprints of Native Americans (102727)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 35 reprints of Native Americans .Reprints from Philadelphia. Rice & Hart of Philadelphia (?) Some of these reprints have damage, please ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rome: Original Prints from Piranesi, 1807   (63512)1083 - Rome: Original Prints from Piranesi, 1807 (63512)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sixty One of the original 100 prints from the Piranesi folio "Antiquites Romaines. Vues De Rome Ancienne et Moderne. 1807. approximately 8.5 x ...
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Scenic Watercolors of a Meadow and Ducks (2)   (56805)1084 - Scenic Watercolors of a Meadow and Ducks (2) (56805)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Scene of a meadow in the foreground and a mountain in the background. Signed Heffelfinger, 1980. 12" x 8.5", oval. Framed and matted 21...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Statues of "Darwin's Monkey" & Buddha by Bronze Masters   (105458)1085 - Statues of "Darwin's Monkey" & Buddha by Bronze Masters (105458)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reflection on Rodin's "Thinker" and Darwin's theory of evolution ponders man's superior ability to ask "Where do we come ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stereoview of Gray Eagle and His Lodge   (102731)1086 - Stereoview of Gray Eagle and His Lodge (102731)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This stereoview is of an Indian (a Sioux Brave) named Gray Eagle and his Lodge in the background. Copyrighted 1899 by T.W. Ingersoll. Has some slight
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Venice Postcards   (105180)1087 - Venice Postcards (105180)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
148 postcards from Venice postcard collection including: 18 RPC's, 43 color, 35 colorization and 52 lithographs including few duplicates. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*******F for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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watercolor  / " Pueblo Mountains" / By Marcelene J.   (105400)1088 - watercolor / " Pueblo Mountains" / By Marcelene J. (105400)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a really nice watercolor item. It is a pleasing color combination of pastels, that float together, like in a dream state. Signed by the artist
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Western Artifact Art (Triptek)   (106018)1089 - Western Artifact Art (Triptek) (106018)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting Triptek art from the "old West" features made of reclaimed wood features old tobacco pipes, one large stirrup, Prince Albert C...
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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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Edward Coleman Silver Chalice   (106389)1090 - Edward Coleman Silver Chalice (106389)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice sterling silver chalice presented to Edward Coleman of Grass Valley, CA.It has possible Mason connection. Ornate figural engraving throughout.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to D******a for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Spanish Silver Spoon   (78343)1091 - Spanish Silver Spoon (78343)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful silver spoon made in Spain. Has IND. initials on bowl with a Crest on the bowl. Has some wear. 1.25" x 7.25". Salvatore Falcone ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Group of Silver Plate Items   (56840)1092 - Group of Silver Plate Items (56840)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
large lot of silverpate items: 1) Keystoneware silver-plate serving bowl with glass insert and lid, 8.5" diameter; 2) Oneida round platter,12.5...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray   (106385)1093 - Silver Engraved Coffee Urn with Matching Tray (106385)
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Matching quadruple silver plate by Wilcox plating coffee urn with 2 elk side mounts and engraved elk on front, 21" tall. Also matching engrave ...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Silver Plate Set (4)   (86844)1094 - Silver Plate Set (4) (86844)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of 4 Silver Plate set, 3 cups. 1 small serving jug. Stamped Reed & Barton on underside, No. 968. 4.5" x 5.5". Smaller cup stamped ...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Silverplate Coffee and Tea Service   (56842)1095 - Silverplate Coffee and Tea Service (56842)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
E.P.N.S. silver--Electro Plated Nickel Silver. Coffee pot and tea pot, beautiful vintage floral pattern. Also included: silverplate tray and silverpla
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Estimates : 50.00 - 140.00
Sold to j*********R for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Sterling Silver & Stainless Steel Set    (76200)1096 - Sterling Silver & Stainless Steel Set (76200)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pattern B, 6 dinner forks, dated 12-24-2001, engraved "B" Troy 7.44; 7 sterling silver small spoons engraved Cowell & Hubbard, Troy 5...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 375.00
 
 
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Lamps (Lot of Three)    (85830)1097 - Lamps (Lot of Three) (85830)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting lot of beer lamps that were used at the McGill Club. A must stop & see bar in McGill Nevada. Just up the road from Ely Nevada &...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Antique Washing Wringer     (61178)1098 - Antique Washing Wringer (61178)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a very fine item, of Early Americana. It Is a washing wringer made by " The American Wringer Company" . The bearings for this unit...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Florentine Roseville bowl.   (84416)1099 - Florentine Roseville bowl. (84416)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Roseville art pottery bowl in the Florentine pattern. Nice vintage condition. Small chip on bottom rim. Measures about 8.5" in diameter...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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