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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Oro Bella Mining Company Stock   (88140)3100 - Oro Bella Mining Company Stock (88140)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 456 for 600 shares to George E Morse. Signed by Charles H Briggs and president Isaac Goddard. Dateline New York 1890. Incorporated 1887. Gold deal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to j******d for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Yuma Consolidated Blueprints (19)   (91487)3101 - Yuma Consolidated Blueprints (19) (91487)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of 19 blueprints: loading bin, Quenner disintegrator, carriage frame, concentration plant and many more Date: State/Country: Arizona Ci
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*****y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Arizona Mining and Cattle Stocks (5)   (105495)3102 - Arizona Mining and Cattle Stocks (5) (105495)
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I/U Boston and Gila River Cattle 1882. I/U Copper Belt Mining 1884. Silver Nugget Mining 1881. Copper King of Arizona 1899. Gold Cliff Mining and Redu
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Crescent Gold and Silver MC Stock   (106616)3103 - Crescent Gold and Silver MC Stock (106616)
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I/U #145 Moses Severy 44 shares 1880. Pick and shovel vignette. Date: 1880 State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Picacho Silver Mining Company of Arizona Stock Certificate - RARE!   (106527)3104 - Picacho Silver Mining Company of Arizona Stock Certificate - RARE! (106527)
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The Picacho Silver Mining Company of Arizona, Incorporated under the Laws of New York, cert No. 72. Issued to Wm W. Shepard for 120 shares. Dated (Ne
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Specie Basis Mining Warrant   (89820)3105 - Specie Basis Mining Warrant (89820)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#386 $100 first mortgage interest warrant. 2 coupons attached. Waterfront vignette. Gold, silver and copper mines in AZ..3" tear on bottom Dat...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Zacatero Gold Mining Company   (100420)3106 - Zacatero Gold Mining Company (100420)
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75 shares @ $100 each of Zacatero Gold Mining Company cert # 131 issued to Mrs. L. B Dimon on August 4, 1874. Located in Alpine, Co., CA. Inc. Feb, 1
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Integral Quicksilver MC Stock   (108189)3107 - Integral Quicksilver MC Stock (108189)
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Rare I/U quicksilver stock. #44 Archibald McGaw 500 shares 1891 Date: State/Country: California City/County: Altoona
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
Sold to C*****r for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Amador County Mining Stock Certificate Collection   (107132)3108 - Amador County Mining Stock Certificate Collection (107132)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25, some duplication. Includes: Moore MC (1922); Lopez Mining & Milling Corp. (Plymouth, 1929); Little Illinois GMC (1909); Amador Climax...
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*********y for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Amador County Mining Stock Certificates   (104373)3109 - Amador County Mining Stock Certificates (104373)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different, most self-identified. 1) North Star Improvement Co. Issued in Sutter Creek, 1888, not cancelled. Very fine. 2) Valparaiso Mining C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to m*********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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