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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New Port Harbor Stock   (105641)2040 - New Port Harbor Stock (105641)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. i/u #90 Jesse Chilton 2 shares 1937, and 1954 stockholder letter Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: California City/County: Newport
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Ophir, CA Business ledgers from W.R. Monahan   (78351)2041 - Ophir, CA Business ledgers from W.R. Monahan (78351)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ophir was a gold camp located in Auburn Ravine in Placer County. Originally known as Spanish Corral, the name was changed in 1850. The town went from
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********r.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Placer County, CA Ephemera   (88339)2042 - Placer County, CA Ephemera (88339)
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Auburn, CA soil survey with foldout map 1928, Budget of Placer County 1935-36, Budget of Proposes Expenditures 1937-37, folding Placer County map, Pic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********r.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Riverside Improvement Company Stock Certificate   (104398)2043 - Riverside Improvement Company Stock Certificate (104398)
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Riverside, San Bernardino County, California. Inc. 1887. No. 58, issued for 100 shares to John T. Jarvis on April 6th, 1888 in Riverside. Signed by pr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*******e for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Alta California Telegraph Company Stock Certificate   (107026)2044 - Alta California Telegraph Company Stock Certificate (107026)
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Very rare! Pre-Transcontinental Telegraph! Certificate No. 683. Signed by Justin E. Strong (the company president) and the secretary (illegible). Not
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alta California Telegraph Company Stock Certificate   (107027)2045 - Alta California Telegraph Company Stock Certificate (107027)
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Very rare! Pre-Transcontinental Telegraph! Gold Rush era. Certificate No. 200, issued for four shares to Wm. C. Barnard on June 6th, 1856 in Sacrament
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to i***y for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Sacramento Gold Rush Era Ephemera   (77638)2046 - Sacramento Gold Rush Era Ephemera (77638)
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Lot of 7. Five pieces are from the 1850s. Two are later. 1) Two pictorial Adams & Co. Express Office Seconds of Exchange issued in 1852. Sac Cit...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Sacramento City, CA Checks (6)   (87453)2047 - Sacramento City, CA Checks (6) (87453)
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6 different Sacramento City Bank checks 1852-1855, punch cancelled, 1855 missing corner Date: 1852-1855 State/Country: California City/County: Sac
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Tax bill for the estate of Aramata, 1858   (58383)2048 - Tax bill for the estate of Aramata, 1858 (58383)
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Bill came to $906. Signed by William Tarleton for Sheriff James W Mitchell. Mitchell did not last a year as the District Attorney was ordered to begin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******e for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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San Diego Land and Town Company Brown Stock   (85269)2049 - San Diego Land and Town Company Brown Stock (85269)
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# 552 for 924 shares to Elizabeth S Cheney, et al. Value $25. Not cancelled. Native American vignette. American Bank Note printer. No discernable issu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to k*******e for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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