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

Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
General Americana Part I
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Misc Americana Collectibles

Day 2 (Fri, July 12) Lots 2000-2670

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)

Day 3 (Sat,July 13) Lots 3000-3855

Mining Part I

Day 4 (Sun, July 14) Lots 4000-4808

Mining Part I
(New Jersey-End)
Postal History
Wells Fargo & Express

Day 5 (Mon, July 15) Lots 5000-6487

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Civil War
General Americana
Native Americana

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Treasure Coins of the Caribbean   (78568)2540 - Treasure Coins of the Caribbean (78568)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Set of 25 coins issued by the British Virgin Islands were minted with a full Proof finish in solid sterling silver and are legal tender coins.Each coi
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Estimates : 275.00 - 350.00
Sold to a****y for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
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US Coin group   (106468)2541 - US Coin group (106468)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
an intersting coin group from the John Heizer estate, Nevada Mining Engineer. Probably collected by John heizer. Consists of 54 V nickles well circul
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r********n for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
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National Bank Application   (79679)2542 - National Bank Application (79679)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
one page signed document dated Dec. 18, 1885 at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co. to establish a National Bank in that place. The document is signed by D. C.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
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Bank Bags   (76076)2543 - Bank Bags (76076)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
(6qty) canvas bags marked"Placer Co"one with S.T. Risolo Jr Placer Co (3qty) California heavy duty canvas coin bags; a.) FNB San Rafael b....
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Estimates : 75.00 - 140.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
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Revolutionary War Currency / 2 Items   (105419)2544 - Revolutionary War Currency / 2 Items (105419)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here are some really early items !! They are Revolutionary War Currency ( April 19, 1775 to September 3, 1783 ) . Two of the same types of items, wit
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
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C.H. Young's Music Store Scrip / Pro-Greenbacks Ad   (68091)2545 - C.H. Young's Music Store Scrip / Pro-Greenbacks Ad (68091)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One side is good for 10 cents in merchandise at CH Young's Music Store at 615 Commercial Street in Atchison, Kansas. The reverse looks like a on...
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Estimates : 25.00 - 40.00
Sold to q******s for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
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Bank Note Shipping Receipt, 1854   (88844)2546 - Bank Note Shipping Receipt, 1854 (88844)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
great collectible for any broken bank note collector. Receipt from American Express (crossed out and replaced by US Express). Sturgis Hale delivered o
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 110.00
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Paper Money / Fractional Currency/ 2 Items.   (105059)2547 - Paper Money / Fractional Currency/ 2 Items. (105059)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here are a couple of sweet items. Item #1 of 2 : United States / Motif: President Washington / Fractional Currency// Embossed and stamped 10 , on the
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Estimates : 70.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
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Central Bank of China Currency Notes   (105248)2548 - Central Bank of China Currency Notes (105248)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) 100 Yuan, 1936; 2) 10 Yuan, 1940; 3) 10 Customs Gold Units, Shanghai, 1930. All fine to extra fine. Date: State/Country: China Ci
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to H*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
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Notgeld and Currency Collection   (105249)2549 - Notgeld and Currency Collection (105249)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 30 pieces of German notgeld (emergency) notes and other currency. Einhundrert Millionen Mark, 1923; 50000 mark, 1922, 5000 Mark, 1922,10 Millio
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to H*****r for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
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