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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Early Buffalo Bill Books by Sherwood/Whitman (2)   (89843)2400 - Early Buffalo Bill Books by Sherwood/Whitman (2) (89843)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 early hardcovers. Buffalo Bill's Boyhood 121pp, Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express 124pp. Written by Elmer Sherwood, published by Whitman. 6.75...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to b*******g for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
 
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Embossed / Raised Figures Cowboys   (104956)2401 - Embossed / Raised Figures Cowboys (104956)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Raised cowboy (8) and cowgirl (1) postcards including 3 duplicates, shooting a gun and using a lasso. Very colorful pictures with cowboy riding on a
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Horse Bits (3)   (106557)2402 - Horse Bits (3) (106557)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 bits. Calico with 3 chains. Aluminum Crockett with side etching. Aluminum unmarked 100 A. 2 5.5" wishbones. Date: State/Country: City/Co...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Posed Cowboy Postcards   (104957)2403 - Posed Cowboy Postcards (104957)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
24 posed cowboy pictures. One by artist Megaree of a cowboy carrying his saddle called "Chuckwagon Pete." Two pictures in black and whit...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Rodeo - Horse Roping   (105097)2404 - Rodeo - Horse Roping (105097)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
35 postcards of rodeos, horse roping, horse racing, cowboys and broncho busting. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Stories of the Great West postcards   (104945)2405 - Stories of the Great West postcards (104945)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 batches of "Stories of the Great West" postcards. 2 sets of 18, 1 set of 17, and 1 set of 16 with 2 duplicates included. The Dramatic...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*******F for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Tins  and Matches   (87350)2406 - Tins and Matches (87350)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Aprox 25 old tins for oil, tobacco, mustard, Simoniz, match boxes, Diamond picnic plates in original box etc Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to H*****r for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Vintage Mens Cowboy Boots (3)   (87344)2407 - Vintage Mens Cowboy Boots (3) (87344)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brown Texas size 10E, Cowtown black/snake size 10E, gray/lizard? size 10E no maker Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to m*****3 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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W W Branding Iron   (105689)2408 - W W Branding Iron (105689)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
36.5" W W branding iron Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m*****3 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Wagon, Stagecoaches   (104177)2409 - Wagon, Stagecoaches (104177)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
33 wagon and stagecoaches postcards in both color and black and white. One postcards is split and shows a covered wagon and stage coach, another show
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to b*******e for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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