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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Arizona Indians Postcards   (104626)1120 - Arizona Indians Postcards (104626)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 30 Arizona Indian postcardsSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Havasupai Post Cards   (100524)1121 - Havasupai Post Cards (100524)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eleven: 5 RPC, 6 chromolithos. Date: State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Hopi Moki Women Post Cards   (100528)1122 - Hopi Moki Women Post Cards (100528)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 29 cards featuring the special swirling hairstyle of the Hopi Moki women. Mostly lithos, a couple of RPC white borders. Date: State/Country
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jewelry Turquoise from Navajo Indian Nation    (91396)1123 - Jewelry Turquoise from Navajo Indian Nation (91396)
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Contemporary necklace of turquoise, coral & agate 18" with silver/turquoise earrings (clip-on); 1.5" drop; Necklace 13.5" includ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to d*******f for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Navajo Rug   (91334)1124 - Navajo Rug (91334)
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Beautiful contemporary Navajo wool rug with slight wear that was repaired in one area (3" x 3" area near the edge. ) Has rectangular area ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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Navajo Wedding Baskets   (63872)1125 - Navajo Wedding Baskets (63872)
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Two Navajo wedding baskets: One is vintage and willow, tri-color, with the spirit trail. 11.25" diameter x 2" h. This vintage basket is in...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 325.00
 
 
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Pima and Papago Indians   (91441)1126 - Pima and Papago Indians (91441)
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This collection of 4 postcards depict the Pima and Papago (Tohono O'Odham) Indians. 4 postcards total with 2 RPCs and 2 lithographs. Date: St...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Two Akimel O'odham Baskets   (54853)1127 - Two Akimel O'odham Baskets (54853)
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Two Akimel O'odham (Pima) baskets: 1) Tray, step design, 2" x 11.5" diameter. 2) Basket tray, radiating line design, 3" x 11"...
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Two Large Papago Baskets   (54850)1128 - Two Large Papago Baskets (54850)
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Large Papago baskets: 1) Lidded cylindrical basket, woven from willow and devil's claw over bundle grass. 8" x 8.5" diameter. Diamond...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 375.00
 
 
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Yei Navajo Rug   (91336)1129 - Yei Navajo Rug (91336)
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Contemporary Yei wool rug from the Navajo Tribe. In very nice condition. Could be displayed on wall. Native American symbols are geometric portrayals
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Yei, Navajo Wool Rug   (91335)1130 - Yei, Navajo Wool Rug (91335)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Contemporary Yei wool rug in very nice condition. The term Yei derives from the word Yeibicheii meaning the Holy People. Navajo Yei (Yeii) spirits, or
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to b*****4 for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Canadian Indian RPCs   (100513)1131 - Canadian Indian RPCs (100513)
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Lot of eight:four old litho; two white border RPCs; Old Indian Whale hunter of Puget Sound; Royal canadian Mounted Police; Puget Sound Indians; The
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*******F for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Baby in Basket RPC from Yosemite N.P.   (91415)1132 - Baby in Basket RPC from Yosemite N.P. (91415)
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This is a real photo postcard of a baby girl sitting in a Lucy Telles basket. The photo is from the Camp Curry Studios in Yosemite National Park. (I...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*******F for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Book Club of California, Indian Summaries   (106544)1133 - Book Club of California, Indian Summaries (106544)
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12 Indians of California 4pp folded excerpts. 8.5x10".Nice photos of the tribes. Date: State/Country: California City/County:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Three Indian Post Cards   (100531)1134 - Three Indian Post Cards (100531)
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Three RPCs including a reinactment of the Black Hawk Massacre, scalping and burning the Whites featured in the Red Man Spectacle, Earls Court Exhibiti
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Pueblo Indian Girl Weaver RPC   (100530)1135 - Pueblo Indian Girl Weaver RPC (100530)
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Choice borderless RPC of Maire Tafoya, of the pottery & weaving Tafoya Family, July 13, 1930. "Pueblo Indian Girl Weaver, "Ja-Ro"...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Seminole Indian Postcards   (104624)1136 - Seminole Indian Postcards (104624)
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9 chromolitho Seminole postcardsSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: Florida City/County:
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Seminole Indian RPC and Old Lithographs   (91430)1137 - Seminole Indian RPC and Old Lithographs (91430)
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This is a group of 7 RPC postcards of Seminole Indians and a total of 56 cards in all of old lithographs. Old RPCs are spectacular in detail. Date:
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cherokee Nation, Chatahoochee River Region Pot Chards   (50862)1138 - Cherokee Nation, Chatahoochee River Region Pot Chards (50862)
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Large collection of clay pot shards collected by Roswell Georgia Native American researcher Mrs. Albert T Bradley Junior along the banks of the Chatta
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Fancy Projectile Points from the Chattahoochee Region   (51064)1139 - Fancy Projectile Points from the Chattahoochee Region (51064)
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This group of approximately 25 points were hand selected by Mrs. Bradley for mounting. They include larger projectile points up to 3 1/2 inches, two d
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 140.00
 
 
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