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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Seattle, WA Postcards   (105434)2240 - Seattle, WA Postcards (105434)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 150 Seattle, WA postcards. Waterfront, buildings, totem, art museum, Worlds Fair etc. Several RPC'sSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Washington Postcard Collection   (105433)2241 - Washington Postcard Collection (105433)
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Approx 400 non Seattle, WA postcards. Tacoma, Mt. Rainier, Bellingham, Olympia, etc. Several RPC'sSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Co...
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Estimates : 230.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***6 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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West Coast U.S. Postcards   (105307)2242 - West Coast U.S. Postcards (105307)
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Approx. 150 chromolitho's & RPC's includes: Horseshoe Cirve, Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon; Myrtle Trees, Oregon Coast Highway; Horsetail F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Western States Postcards (Newer)   (105315)2243 - Western States Postcards (Newer) (105315)
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Approx. 75 chromolitho's & RPC's of Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Yosemite Valley, California. Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: Stat...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*******F for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Gold Bond from Badger Railway & Light Co.   (106632)2244 - Gold Bond from Badger Railway & Light Co. (106632)
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Railway & Light Bond with 39 coupons attached, No. 528, for sum of $100 payable to the Central Trust Company of Illinois of the City of Chicago ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Mining Stock / Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   (105016)2245 - Mining Stock / Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (105016)
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Incorporated in Wisconsin. # 643, for 500 shares.The Golden Eagle Mining Company..... Issued to Ernest Spear. Issued in Milwaukee, Wis. October 23, 19
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wyoming Postcard Collection   (105238)2246 - Wyoming Postcard Collection (105238)
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Approx 200 Wyoming postcards, chromolitho, modern. Geysers, many Yellowstone, Cheyenne, Jackson and moreSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Co
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*********r for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Gambier Bryan Figural Pipe, Number 1683 and Unknown Large Bowl Decorative Pipe   (104489)2247 - Gambier Bryan Figural Pipe, Number 1683 and Unknown Large Bowl Decorative Pipe (104489)
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1) In 1780 Jean Gambier from Dieppe came to Givet in the French Ardennes and set up the Gambier clay pipe manufacture. In 1817 his son Joseph took ove
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Directory of Directors - United Kingdom   (88661)2248 - Directory of Directors - United Kingdom (88661)
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"The Directory of Directors 1881. A List of the Director of the Joint Stock Companies of the United Kingdom, and the Companyues in Which They a...
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Italy Postcards   (91381)2249 - Italy Postcards (91381)
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Approx. 90 Chromolitho's & RPC's of the city of Milano, Italy. Arco della Pace; Via Senato;The Cathedral, from across the Piazza del Duo...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to z*******1 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Pacific Pearl Company $500 Bond   (108064)2250 - Pacific Pearl Company $500 Bond (108064)
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Bond No. 61, issued in 1866. Signed by Mark Brumagim as president and George Wrightson as Treasurer. Two vignettes: mermaid with pearl necklace (top c
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to b********t for (3,000.00 + 750.00) x 1 = 3,750.00
 
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Soda Bottle / Amador County Soda Works .   (30512)2251 - Soda Bottle / Amador County Soda Works . (30512)
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Amador County ( cu ) / Soda Works // Base embossed : Gravitating Stopper ( au) / Made By ( ad ) / John Mathews ( au ) / Pat/ Oct 11 / 1864/ New Yo
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Soda Bottles / Los Angeles / 4 Items.   (89554)2252 - Soda Bottles / Los Angeles / 4 Items. (89554)
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Item #1 of 4 : F.A. Heim's ( au) / Bottling Works ( ad ). // Base embossed : H.B.W.( embossed on a 45 degree angle ! ).// Aqua, soda bottle. 8&...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to H*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Soda Bottles / Los Angeles / 5 Items.   (89555)2253 - Soda Bottles / Los Angeles / 5 Items. (89555)
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Item #1 of 5 : Coca Cola ( Regular shape & embossing ) . Base embossed : Los Angles / S / Calif. // Pale greenish aqua, coca cola bottle. 7 7/...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to H*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Marin County Milk Co Bottle and a Tray   (91535)2254 - Marin County Milk Co Bottle and a Tray (91535)
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Clear quart Marin County Milk Co bottle and 14.75x7" earthenware red tray. Date: State/Country: California City/County: Marin
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Priest Natural Soda Bottle   (29572)2255 - Priest Natural Soda Bottle (29572)
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Priest ( au ) / Natural / Soda ( ad ) // Reverse: Natural (au) / Motif : Figurehead of priest, facing left / Mineral Water // Pale aqua, blob top so
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to k*******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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PRIEST'S NATURAL SODA BOTTLE   (29576)2256 - PRIEST'S NATURAL SODA BOTTLE (29576)
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Priest's ( au ) / Natural / Soda // Reverse: Natural ( cu ) / Bottled ( su) / At The ( su) / Springs ( su ) / Mineral Water ( cd ) // Base ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to k*******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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G.C. Thaxter Druggist Bottle   (61443)2257 - G.C. Thaxter Druggist Bottle (61443)
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( All embossing , slants to the left ) : G. C. Thaxter / Druggist / Redlands, Cal. // Clear, flared lip, rectangular, tooled top. Perfect, like a bra
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
 
 
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E. L. BILLING'S SODA BOTTLE   (30416)2258 - E. L. BILLING'S SODA BOTTLE (30416)
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E. L Billing's ( au) / Sac. City // Reverse : Geyser Soda ( au) // 1872-1879: Beautiful, sky blue. The blob top ,has a 1/16" tiny outside e...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*****9 for (125.00 + 31.25) x 1 = 156.25
 
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C. & K. EAGLE WORKS SODA BOTTLE   (30061)2259 - C. & K. EAGLE WORKS SODA BOTTLE (30061)
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C. & K . / Eagle Works / Sac City // Beautiful...light sky blue. Look Great, pro cleaned. Bold embossing. One tiny bruise, 1/16" in size o...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 220.00
Sold to u*********y for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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