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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Central Pacific Railroad Deed Signed by Leland Stanford   (78353)2080 - Central Pacific Railroad Deed Signed by Leland Stanford (78353)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Deed between Central Pacific Railroad to Newcastle Good Templars Hall Assoc., at Auburn Ca.for consideration of $1. Notarized signature of President C
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
 
 
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Early Weaverville Checks (6)   (87452)2081 - Early Weaverville Checks (6) (87452)
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6 early allegorical checks, Express & Banking Office of Rhodes & Co, 1855-1856. 1 has top toning Date: 1855-1856 State/Country: Californi...
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Lewiston Turnpike Stock & San Francisco Assay Receipt   (87451)2082 - Lewiston Turnpike Stock & San Francisco Assay Receipt (87451)
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Unissued Lewiston Turnpike stock, memorandum of gold bullion deposited at San Francisco Assaying and Refining Works 1870 by K&E Shasta Date: c...
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Northern Gold Country Checks, 3 Different   (87459)2083 - Northern Gold Country Checks, 3 Different (87459)
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3 Express & Banking Office of Rhodes & Co. 1854 Shasta Rhodes & Whitney-edge toning, 1855 San Francisco Lucas Turner & Co, 1855 Shas...
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Very Early Yuba County, CA Bond   (83214)2084 - Very Early Yuba County, CA Bond (83214)
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Early Yuba County bond. #43 to Arthur S Barber $500 7%. Signed by Judge Henry P Ham. Neither Ham nor Barber are listed in Bancroft. "Yuba Coun...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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American River Water and Mining Co Bond   (83213)2085 - American River Water and Mining Co Bond (83213)
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#58 $500 6% bond. Signed by Trustee B Hastings and Secretary CTH Palmer. Rear ink bleed thru. Some toning and left chip tear. Please inspect. Prag Co
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6****A for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Arrola Oil Company Stock Ledger   (105250)2086 - Arrola Oil Company Stock Ledger (105250)
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Ledger with 67 issued and cancelled stock certificates from the Arrola Oil Company, principal place of business Sonora, California. Hardcover, 15 x 8
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r********n for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Book Club of California Ephemera   (106546)2087 - Book Club of California Ephemera (106546)
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4 California Sheet Music Covers 1959. 12 1968 Grand Celebration Ball reprints. 1974 Early Theatres of California Date: State/Country: California C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********r.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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California Large Letter Postcards   (103265)2088 - California Large Letter Postcards (103265)
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Approx 40 large letter California postcards-SAN FRANCISCO, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, CARMEL and moreSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to r***6 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Five California Non-Mining Stock Certificates   (107104)2089 - Five California Non-Mining Stock Certificates (107104)
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Lot of 5. 1) Odd Fellow Hall Association of Sacramento. Two pieces: one unissued and one issued. Issued is low number 6, issued in 1896 for 100 shares
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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