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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Eudalyite Specimen from Alaska   (104590)3000 - Eudalyite Specimen from Alaska (104590)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8x5" sliced specimen Date: State/Country: Alaska City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Seward Peninsula Native Gold Specimen   (108014)3001 - Seward Peninsula Native Gold Specimen (108014)
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3.75" long exceptionally high grade visible gold in quartz ore specimen from the Gottschalk Collection.. One face is cut and polished. Weight i...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (800.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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California Gold specimens   (108023)3002 - California Gold specimens (108023)
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Seven native gold in quartz specimens, all about 1". Date: State/Country: California City/County:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Wire Gold in Quartz   (108017)3003 - Wire Gold in Quartz (108017)
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Beautiful wire gold in quartz as original 25.2 gr. about 1 x 1.5". No other location data. Reeve Collection. Date: State/Country: Californi...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to U**6 for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Choice Crystalline Borate Specimens from Heizer Collection   (108215)3004 - Choice Crystalline Borate Specimens from Heizer Collection (108215)
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Four choice large specimens of crystalline borate minerals from Death Valley. These were on display in Mining Engineer John Heizer's Lovelock Ne...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rhondite and Rhodochrosite Specimens   (104592)3005 - Rhondite and Rhodochrosite Specimens (104592)
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1/3 of a quart zip bag of Rhondite and Rhodochrosite mostly sliced specimens Date: State/Country: Colorado City/County:
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Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Iroquois Copper Mine Copper Crystal/Silver Specimen   (106229)3006 - Iroquois Copper Mine Copper Crystal/Silver Specimen (106229)
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Very nice copper crystal with silver from Iroquois Copper Mine, Keweenaw, Michigan. 14.8 oz.Houghton Estate Collection Date: State/Country: Michig
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Cliff Copper Mine, MI, Copper Crystal   (106332)3007 - Cliff Copper Mine, MI, Copper Crystal (106332)
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Large copper crystal from Cliff Copper Mine, MI. Approx 829 grams. 6x5.25".Houghton Estate Collection Date: State/Country: Michigan City/Co...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tri-State Galena-Pyrite-Quartz   (108213)3008 - Tri-State Galena-Pyrite-Quartz (108213)
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6 x 9 x 12" specimen of classic Mississippi Valley Lead-Zinc ore, Custom wood base, from Nevada Mining Engineer John Heizer Collection. Date:...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Comstock High Grade Visible Gold Ore   (108013)3009 - Comstock High Grade Visible Gold Ore (108013)
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10.5 grams, 2.25 x 0.75" cut slab of high grade gold in quartz. X-Graeber (label). "Comstock Lode District". One of the best Comstoc...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to D******3 for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Gold Canyon Placer Gold   (108016)3010 - Gold Canyon Placer Gold (108016)
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About 32 gr of placer gold from Gold Canyon, the site of the first gold discovery for the Comstock. From the Reeve Collection. Johntown, which was jus
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Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,900.00
Sold to f*******d for (850.00 + 212.50) x 1 = 1,062.50
 
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Tuscarora Placer Gold   (108018)3011 - Tuscarora Placer Gold (108018)
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Placer gold from the Gottschalk Collection. 14 gr with label and vials. Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County: Tuscarora
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to U**6 for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Ore Specimens from Heizer Estate.   (106469)3012 - Ore Specimens from Heizer Estate. (106469)
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group of Nevada ore specimens, including scheelite (Tungsten), various gold-silver rocks (no visible gold); book with gold embossed cover for Ott Heiz
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Gold in Quartz with Malachite/Azurite from Heizer Estate   (106466)3013 - Gold in Quartz with Malachite/Azurite from Heizer Estate (106466)
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44.3 gram cut slab of high grade gold and copper ore from the John Heizer estate, Nevada Mining Engineer. This is a beauty. Date: State/Country:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to A*****1 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Native Gold with Silver Minerals from Heizer Estate.   (103329)3014 - Native Gold with Silver Minerals from Heizer Estate. (103329)
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Two specimens, 231.9 grams of galena, silver sulfides and native gold with quartz from the John Heizer estate, Nevada Mining Engineer. Date: Stat
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to U**6 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Nevada Turquoise and Chrysocolla   (105088)3015 - Nevada Turquoise and Chrysocolla (105088)
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10+small turquoise and chrysocolla collected in Nevada. Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*********r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ore Sample from Old White Leghorn Mine near Cherry, Arizona   (88629)3016 - Ore Sample from Old White Leghorn Mine near Cherry, Arizona (88629)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is about 3/4 of a pound of coarse quartz ore with green and blue coloring of malachite and azurite ranging in size from coarse sand up to thumbna
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Spiderweb Varicite   (105124)3017 - Spiderweb Varicite (105124)
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Half a quart zip bag of spiderweb varicite from Columbus, NV Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Franklin, NJ Florescent Minerals   (105130)3018 - Franklin, NJ Florescent Minerals (105130)
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Approx 14.5# of florescent minerals from the famous Franklin, NJ area Date: State/Country: New Jersey City/County: Franklin
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Travertine Stalactites from Cave Mine, UT   (87368)3019 - Travertine Stalactites from Cave Mine, UT (87368)
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7 travertine stalactites from Cave Mine, UT. 7-20" long Date: State/Country: Utah City/County: Cave Mine
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 200.00
 
 
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