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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Credit Suisse Facsimile Gold Bars - 11 pieces   (88649)2560 - Credit Suisse Facsimile Gold Bars - 11 pieces (88649)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a display set of 11 facsimile gold bars bearing the brand stamp of Credit Suisse. Sizes include 1kg, 500g, 250g, 100g, 50g, 20g, 10g, 5g, 1 tr
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Estimates : 140.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Parsons Gold Ingot, One of the "Original Four"   (108011)2561 - Parsons Gold Ingot, One of the "Original Four" (108011)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Parsons Gold Ingot: "Parsons & Co. / Assayers/ Col. - 1860/ Twenty Dolls// CARAT DWT/ 18 1/2 25 6/10" rectangular, 1.2 x 0.75&q...
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Start Price : 4,000.00 | Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Paul Revere Printers Plate   (76448)2562 - Paul Revere Printers Plate (76448)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the archives of the American Bank Note Company comes this printers plate of Paul Revere's portrait. In this instance, he is remembered for ...
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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U.S. Mint & Cable Car Medals   (108122)2563 - U.S. Mint & Cable Car Medals (108122)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) California State Numismatic Assocation, frosted proof with mirror field. Reverse shows the Old U.S. Mint building, re-dedicated June
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to R*****6 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Days of '49 Slug Facsimile   (105263)2564 - Days of '49 Slug Facsimile (105263)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NGC certified MS 62. Souvenir Pioneer Days of California "The Days of '49". Facsimile of Famous California fifty dollar gold slub used...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Days of '49 Slug Facsimile   (105262)2565 - Days of '49 Slug Facsimile (105262)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NGC certified MS 63. J-630, Souvenir Pioneer Days of California / The Days of '49. Facsimile of the famous fifty dollar gold slug used by the pi...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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IOOF Sovereign Grand Lodge Ribbon   (106548)2566 - IOOF Sovereign Grand Lodge Ribbon (106548)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beauty. Denver 1908 with miner bear, vivid colors. Very nice condition. Date: 1908 State/Country: California City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c*****n for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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World's Columbian Exposition Medal   (105264)2567 - World's Columbian Exposition Medal (105264)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
NGC certified MS 63. Unlisted in HK. Obv.: Worlds Columbian Expostion / Chicago 1893 / (pictorial eagle); rev.: Dedicated to the American People in h
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Estimates : 180.00 - 240.00
Sold to m******l for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Centennial Medals   (106519)2568 - Centennial Medals (106519)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two: 1) Obv.: Honor To Our Heritage / 1867 / 1967 / Nebraska Centennial /Dedication To Our Future; Rev.: Agriculture / Science / Labor / Recrea
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to j****2 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Nevada Centennial Silver Medal   (105261)2569 - Nevada Centennial Silver Medal (105261)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
State of Nevada 100th Anniversary Official Souvenir Medallion issued by Shawnee Hills Medallists. In Capital Plastics holder "No. 911 / Pure Si...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********r.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Holland Society of New York Medal   (108123)2570 - Holland Society of New York Medal (108123)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Made by Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. a 44 mm Bronze medal. Obverse: standing male figure of early Dutch settler flanked by two female figures hol...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia Medal   (108121)2571 - Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia Medal (108121)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Formed in 1857, the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia (NAS) was a non-profit organization “dedicated to the encouragement and promoti
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to A**a for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Commemorative Medals   (106521)2572 - Commemorative Medals (106521)
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Lot of three: 1) Dauphin County Centennial medal 1885. Wm, 38 mm. 2) New Masonic Temple / Philadelphia // Dedicated September 26 A.D. 1873. A.L. 5873.
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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King Phillip Medals   (79142)2573 - King Phillip Medals (79142)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two identical medals. Obv.: Phillip V.D.G. Hisp. Et Ind. R. / 1700-1724-1746; Rev.:Innovacion De La Moneda En Espana y America. 50 mm, 69 grams. In or
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
 
 
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34 Wedding-Themed Coins in Various Finishes   (79579)2574 - 34 Wedding-Themed Coins in Various Finishes (79579)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Northwest Territorial Mint produced a series of wedding-themed coins that couples have used as gifts of appreciation to their attendants and guests. T
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 550.00
 
 
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American Mint Concorde Las Flight Medal   (106210)2575 - American Mint Concorde Las Flight Medal (106210)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2.75" round brass medal by American Mint medal from last commercial flight in 2003, with CoA #127 and slab. Also Concorde boarding pass from Lo...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to 9***6 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Bronze Medal (In Case)   (79151)2576 - Bronze Medal (In Case) (79151)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Franklin Mint, 1977 calendar by Donald Everhart II. Has man & woman on obverse with sun, telescope, books, fish, lion, & more, on r...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 70.00
Sold to D******a for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Capitol Silver Medals   (106518)2577 - Capitol Silver Medals (106518)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four: medals commemorating the State Capitol Buildings of Nevada, Colorado, Montana and Washington. Only one stamped 0.999 silver but all appea
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to W********y.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Commemorative Medals   (106512)2578 - Commemorative Medals (106512)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five different: 1) Yosemite National Park Centennial, 1990; 2) Yellowstone National Park Centennial, 1972; 3) Alaska Purchase Centennial, 1967;
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to r*o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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DC-8/707 Inaugural Flight Medals   (106517)2579 - DC-8/707 Inaugural Flight Medals (106517)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) Obv.: A New Era Begins/ 707 Jet Flagship; Rev.: American Airlines / First Jet Service Across the U.S.A. / January 1959. HK 538, Germa
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to a********o for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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