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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Tallant & Wilde Seconds of Exchange, San Francisco   (67033)2520 - Tallant & Wilde Seconds of Exchange, San Francisco (67033)
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 November 19...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Three Bank of California Exchanges: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd   (77541)2521 - Three Bank of California Exchanges: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (77541)
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Nice trio. 1) Original (1st) of Exchange issued May 13th, 1868 to Connecticut Mutual Life Ins. Co. for $907.89 in U.S. Gold Coin. 2 Cent IR stamp with
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Estimates : 75.00 - 140.00
Sold to D******a for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Three Tallant & Wilde, Seconds of Exchange, California Gold Rush   (67034)2522 - Three Tallant & Wilde, Seconds of Exchange, California Gold Rush (67034)
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Trio of exchanges this California Gold Rush banking firm. Issued 1856, 1859, and 1860. All to be drawn on the Bank of the State of New York. 3.5 x 8...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to m*****1 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Two Bank of California Duplicate Exchanges in US Gold Coin   (77540)2523 - Two Bank of California Duplicate Exchanges in US Gold Coin (77540)
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1) No. 40603, issued June 18, 1872 to James Leech for $400 in U.S. Gold Coin. Two cent IT adhesive stamp attached at lower left. 2) No. 8996, issued O
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Two London & San Francisco Bank Exchanges   (67040)2524 - Two London & San Francisco Bank Exchanges (67040)
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Two Original exchanges issued in 1879 by the London & San Francisco Bank, Limited. Both have San Francisco datelines. One is for 5 6/7 pounds an...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 75.00
Sold to c********r.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Two Rare Bank of California Thirds of Exchange   (77542)2525 - Two Rare Bank of California Thirds of Exchange (77542)
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Two rare Third of Exchange from the San Francisco Bank of California office. Both to be drawn on the Oriental Bank Corporation in London. Issued in 18
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Estimates : 50.00 - 140.00
Sold to D******a for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Columbus Quincentenary Coin Set & 3 others / 4 Items   (102158)2526 - Columbus Quincentenary Coin Set & 3 others / 4 Items (102158)
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Item #1 of 4: Mercury Head dime / Reverse: Hatchet & Cherry Tree ( 1928-S), (VG 8) encased. .A little worn around the edges, but the date can ea...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Morgan & Peace Dollars/  3 Items .   (105056)2527 - Morgan & Peace Dollars/ 3 Items . (105056)
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Here is a nice small groupings of silver dollars. Item #1 of 3: ( 2) Morgan Silver dollars, 1921 average to fair condition. Item #2 of 3: ( 2) 1922 Pe
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to D******a for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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2 Cent Coins / 2 Pieces.   (105058)2528 - 2 Cent Coins / 2 Pieces. (105058)
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Here are a couple of nice coins. #1 of 2: United Sates Of America( au) / Motif: Wreath with 2/ Cents // Reverse: In God We Trust ( Banner) / Motif: S
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Silver Bullion Pieces / USA & Canada /  4 Items   (105046)2529 - Silver Bullion Pieces / USA & Canada / 4 Items (105046)
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Items #1 - 3 of 4: Walking Liberty / 2017 / Reverse : Eagles with Shield & 13 Stars, coins. Item # 4 of 4 : Canadian Maple Leaf: Obv.: Elizabet...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to q******s for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Silver Dollars/ 4 Items.   (105054)2530 - Silver Dollars/ 4 Items. (105054)
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Here we have a nice grouping of Morgan silver dollars. Item # 1 of $ : 1884, in extra fine + ( In cased).Item # 2 of 4 1889: Grades AU. ( in cased).It
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Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to m*****3 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Counterfeit Detector Scale Boxes   (55169)2531 - Counterfeit Detector Scale Boxes (55169)
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Counterfeit detector scale boxes. Two boxes, one unmarked, 4". The other a "T. Simmons's Improved Sovereign Balance" box, 4"...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Harrison Counterfeit Coin Detector   (55165)2532 - Harrison Counterfeit Coin Detector (55165)
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Well used Harrison British sovereign gold coin detector. Crown / BT.SH'D. / Harrison / Sovereign / Warranted / Sovereign / 1/2. Lots of wear. 3....
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Sovereign Warranted Counterfeit Detector   (55164)2533 - Sovereign Warranted Counterfeit Detector (55164)
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British gold "Sovereign/ Warranted". Crown emblazoned in two places. Sovereign Warranted and Sovereign 1/2 gold coins. 3.75", good co...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to h********h for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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1/2 Real   (105240)2534 - 1/2 Real (105240)
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Philip III 1598-1620 1/2 Real. Consignor notes from Atocha A85 lot, but no authentication. Date: 1620 State/Country: Mexico City/County:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Asian Coin Grab Bag   (85579)2535 - Asian Coin Grab Bag (85579)
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Lot of twenty one fascinating pieces of Asian money. Two pieces of mother of pearl; three pieces of Japanese porcelan money, a silver (?) round with c
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Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
Sold to H*****r for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Football Silver Rounds   (106520)2536 - Football Silver Rounds (106520)
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Lot of four, all one troy ounce, 0.999 fine silver: two 1988 Super Bowl XXIII Champions S.F. 49ers; one 1988 NFC Champions S.F. 49ers; one Steelers, S
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Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to H*****r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Framed Fractional Currency Collection   (108120)2537 - Framed Fractional Currency Collection (108120)
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Exquisite 17 x 20 inch cherrywood framed collection of nine pieces of fractional currency, each double matted. 1) 3c, Fr. 1226; 2) 5c, Fr. 1236 or 12
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 6******n for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Mexican Coinage   (89827)2538 - Mexican Coinage (89827)
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Lot of thirty one modern Mexican coins, from cinco centavos to $200 pesos. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 55.00 - 110.00
Sold to r********n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Star Mine Gold Coin   (108012)2539 - Star Mine Gold Coin (108012)
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"Star Mine/ 18 (pic star) 80/ 5 DOL// (in square diamond) Troy/ 175 G/24C." Actual weight: 11.6 grams (0.37 troy ozs). 0.9" diameter...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to r*o for (1,200.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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