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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Silver Medals   (106523)2580 - Silver Medals (106523)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of five: 1) Apollo 11; serial number 576, .999 fine silver; 2) Walter Reed / 1851-1902; serial number 947, Medallic Art Co., .999 pure silver; 3)
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to j****2 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Three Pair of Medal Dies   (63627)2581 - Three Pair of Medal Dies (63627)
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Three pair of medal dies from a 1986 pressing of five ounce silver medals. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Two 2.75" Medals: French George Washington and Abe Lincoln   (104485)2582 - Two 2.75" Medals: French George Washington and Abe Lincoln (104485)
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1) Comitia Americana, George Washington. '1970, BR.' stamped on side. Slightly smaller than 2.75". Reverse shows 1776 battle scene. Ver...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to n**********x for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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US Mint Medals   (85534)2583 - US Mint Medals (85534)
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Lot of five bronze medals, 38 mm. Four from the San Francisco Mint 1874-1937, and one from Philadelphia, August 14, 1969. Date: State/Country: C
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to H*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Washington Inaugural Centennial Medals   (106524)2584 - Washington Inaugural Centennial Medals (106524)
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Lot of two: 1) obv.: Washington / Harrison / 1789-1889; Rev.: Centennial of the Inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United Sta
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n**********x for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Western Electric and Telephone Medals (3)   (89835)2585 - Western Electric and Telephone Medals (3) (89835)
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3 medals, 63-68mm. Copper 1926 Western Electric. 1976 and 1983 Bell brass or bronze medals Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 40.00 - 70.00
Sold to c********r.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Western States Medals    (106522)2586 - Western States Medals (106522)
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Lot of nine: 1 & 2) HK 542, Colorado Rush to the Rockies Centennial, 1959, silver, two pieces; 3) Prescott Arizona Centennial, 1964, copper, 35...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to G********_.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Kellogg & Humbert, Three Bullion Assays, 1859   (88842)2587 - Kellogg & Humbert, Three Bullion Assays, 1859 (88842)
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Three bullion assay sheets from this famous San Francisco gold rush assayer firm made famous lately by the SS Central America Treasure. The forms are
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to l*****p for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Kellogg & Humbert, Two Different Bullion Assay Forms   (88841)2588 - Kellogg & Humbert, Two Different Bullion Assay Forms (88841)
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Two different forms from the famous assay firm of Kellogg & Humbert, well known to collectors because of the more than 300 gold ingots bearing t...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
Sold to s****c for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Silver State Insurance Co. Stock Certificate w/ Morgan Dollar Vignettes   (104312)2589 - Silver State Insurance Co. Stock Certificate w/ Morgan Dollar Vignettes (104312)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 18, issued for 20 shares to S.S. Griswold, trustee, on Feb. 17th, 1888 in Denver, Colorado. Signed by president Andrew Whithevel
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gold Coin Commission House Cover w/ $20 Coin Vignette   (67051)2590 - Gold Coin Commission House Cover w/ $20 Coin Vignette (67051)
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Cover with billhead for Gold Coin Commission House, Sutton & Gray, Prop/s/, Fargo Blk., East C. Street, Pueblo, Colorado. Reverse of $20 gold co...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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The Pioneer Western Bank, First of Denver 1860-1980   (55760)2591 - The Pioneer Western Bank, First of Denver 1860-1980 (55760)
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Embossed hardcover. By Adams, Dorsett and Pulcipher. First Edition. 219pp. Includes booklet The First National Bank of Denver, The Formative Years 18
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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1996 Atlanta Olympic Pins and Ephemera   (571400)2592 - 1996 Atlanta Olympic Pins and Ephemera (571400)
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2 1996 Atlanta Olympic Pin Society pins and countdown calendars in original cardboard mailers. Official catalog of Atlanta Olympic coins. 3 promo pack
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Bank of Hawaii, Ltd. Bank Bag   (76069)2593 - Bank of Hawaii, Ltd. Bank Bag (76069)
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7 x 14.5" canvas coin bag Date: State/Country: Hawaii City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Gleason's Pictorial with $50 Gold Coin Announcement   (89842)2594 - Gleason's Pictorial with $50 Gold Coin Announcement (89842)
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An item previously never seen by us. Page 37 has an announcement of a new California $50 gold piece and 3 cent coin for post office use. 16x11"...
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Start Price : 135.00 | Estimates : 275.00 - 550.00
 
 
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Capital Stock note.   (105029)2595 - Capital Stock note. (105029)
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Very unusual paper item here. It is an unlisted type of item. A Five Dollar note from a Detroit Bank to the said named person , for $ 5 in stock. Mayb
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Penn Yan Mining Stocks (5)   (105480)2596 - Penn Yan Mining Stocks (5) (105480)
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5 unissued Penn Yan Mining stock with US gold coin vignette. Crisp condition Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Montana City/County:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to w******o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Carson City Mint Bullion receipt   (88840)2597 - Carson City Mint Bullion receipt (88840)
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August 1897 bullion receipt for gold from the Gertie Mine, signed by Raycraft. This is an interesting receipt because it was for a dore ingot weighing
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to W****l for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Coin Clock / " With Best Wishes From Norman Biltz "   (106248)2598 - Coin Clock / " With Best Wishes From Norman Biltz " (106248)
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Well, here is a very unusual , and special Item. People say" Time is Money". In this case, it is...it just makes sense to have this item. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Strong Box (Vintage)   (88553)2599 - Strong Box (Vintage) (88553)
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Rare. Used to move bullion & money. Was last used in November of 1955. Has stenciling on top "Railway Express Agency, Gallup New Mexico.&qu...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to o********r.. for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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