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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Game/Amusement Co. Dies, Mostly Reverses   (84644)2500 - Game/Amusement Co. Dies, Mostly Reverses (84644)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Forty six token dies from an unknown Seattle Die sinker, c 1905-1950 from the NWTM historical die collection. Various sizes. Many say "Pay cas...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to n**********k for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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George Washington Medal   (102871)2501 - George Washington Medal (102871)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
59mm Washington Cabinet of Medals piece issued by U. S. Mint. Pictorial of Washington Date: Feb. 22, 1960 State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******a for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Indian Territory Tokens   (102870)2502 - Indian Territory Tokens (102870)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five pieces. Two W L Belt of Oklahoma territory and three of Mayer and Allen of Oklahoma territory Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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John F. Kennedy   (102854)2503 - John F. Kennedy (102854)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two J F K Medals, Inauguration Jan.20, 1961, and Dignity & Freedom 1963 Commemorative Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to n**********x for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Sport Figures Silver Ingots   (102846)2504 - Sport Figures Silver Ingots (102846)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brett Farve #3323 of 5000 Football shaped ingot, Michael Jordan #0104 of 5000 mini card set. Both have Certificates of Authenticity. Date: State/Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to H*****r for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Three Large Business Medals   (102853)2505 - Three Large Business Medals (102853)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hayden Planetarium 63mm, Don Pedro Martinez 70mm, Cohn-Hall-Marx Co. 75mm. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********r.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Token from White House Saloon   (77957)2506 - Token from White House Saloon (77957)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Undated. This token is NCS, White House Saloon 5C, Hoquiam, WA, Rim Damage. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 40.00
 
 
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Tokens / 9 Items   (105052)2507 - Tokens / 9 Items (105052)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item # 1 of 9: Copper lapel pin. Two crossed muskets. Nice, and very early. Item #2 of 9: Copper ,25th Infantry Division ( au) / Motif : Arrow head wi
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Tokens From Rare Locations   (106513)2508 - Tokens From Rare Locations (106513)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) C / W / Pajaro // Good For /5c / In Trade; Monterey County, California; 2) C. Q. Beck / Winfred, / S. D. // Good For / 5c / In Merch
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to b********t.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Two Medals Celebrating Death of World Known People   (102863)2509 - Two Medals Celebrating Death of World Known People (102863)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dag Hammarskjold, United Nations Secretary and John Greenleaf Whittier, Poet Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two Historic Medals   (102875)2510 - Two Historic Medals (102875)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
75mm William H. Taft, and 73mm Benjamin Franklin. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to n**********x for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Unknown Maverick Tokens (5)   (101964)2511 - Unknown Maverick Tokens (5) (101964)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First item is a 23 mm, round brass token, obverse reads M.J.WALSH / GOOD FOR 5 cents AT BAR, unlisted. Reverse is blank with beaded border. Second Ite
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********t.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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US Maverick & Foreign Tokens (15 pieces)   (101977)2512 - US Maverick & Foreign Tokens (15 pieces) (101977)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 US Maverick tokens & tags + 4 foreign tokens. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Western Medals   (106511)2513 - Western Medals (106511)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six medals from Western sites: 1) Pendleton Rodeo Centennial Coins, 1959, two pieces in original packaging; 3) Elko County Centennial, 1969;4)
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to n**********x for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Western SALOONS   (102869)2514 - Western SALOONS (102869)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five pieces. Midway Saloon, Mill town Montana; Mt. Hood Saloon, The Dalles; Kings Saloon, French Gulch CA; Fior D'Italia, San Francisco; White H...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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World's Fair & State Fair Tokens   (106510)2515 - World's Fair & State Fair Tokens (106510)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: 1) New York World's Fair, 1964, Oklahoma medal; 2) Seattle Century Twenty One Exposition, 1962; 3) International Potlatch and Fleet...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to 9*****H for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Donohoe, Kelly & Co. Exchanges & Letterhead   (77550)2516 - Donohoe, Kelly & Co. Exchanges & Letterhead (77550)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Two Seconds of Exchange issued in 1883. Also an 1870 letterhead for the company acknowledging payment of $26,200 by Laughlin & Ryland ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to D******a for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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London, Paris & American Bank, Ltd. Exchanges   (77547)2517 - London, Paris & American Bank, Ltd. Exchanges (77547)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 issued 1886-1895. Most appear to Second of Exchange, while one may be a 3rd (text is in French). Red and purple print. This bank was the succ
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nevada Bank of San Francisco Exchange & Promissory Note   (68001)2518 - Nevada Bank of San Francisco Exchange & Promissory Note (68001)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. 1) Rare Third of Exchange. Issued May 4th, 1877. No. 01442. Pay 60 days after sight to Ed. Santos 610 pounds. Drawn on Smith, Payne &...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Tallant & Wilde Seconds of Exchange, San Francisco   (67032)2519 - Tallant & Wilde Seconds of Exchange, San Francisco (67032)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice pair that shows the evolution of this California Gold Rush banking firm. 1) Tallant & Wilde, Bankers, Second of Exchange issued July 3rd, 1...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 140.00
Sold to c*********p for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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