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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Vintage Camelback Passenger Trunk   (41920)1770 - Vintage Camelback Passenger Trunk (41920)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage camelback passenger trunk for ocean liner travel. Various labels: Hotel Quisisiana, Castellammare (Pres De Pompei); Grand Hotel des Palmes, Pa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****3 for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
Vintage Car Postcards   (105289)1771 - Vintage Car Postcards (105289)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 200 cool car postcards including De Soto, Hudson, 1957 Dodge with fins, Dodge A100, Mercury and many moreSalvatore Falcone Collection Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
Vintage Metal Tin Box with Lock and Key   (106373)1772 - Vintage Metal Tin Box with Lock and Key (106373)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to j******0 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
Vintage Wooden School Desk and Seat   (102708)1773 - Vintage Wooden School Desk and Seat (102708)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to S*****8 for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
Western Ephemera Group   (106496)1774 - Western Ephemera Group (106496)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Western checks, billheads, IOOF notice, V&T RR unused ticket, 1875 Bank of California check signed by Ralston, Nevada Highways booklet 1949. Som...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to B*********g for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
William H Prescott Autographed Engraving   (106480)1775 - William H Prescott Autographed Engraving (106480)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Book engraving of William H Prescott with autograph. "William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Wood Abacus   (105444)1776 - Wood Abacus (105444)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage wood abacus. 7x14.5". Missing a few brass tacks Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00