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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Round Valley Water Co. Stock Certificate   (107070)3200 - Round Valley Water Co. Stock Certificate (107070)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an 1870s stock issued in 1912. Stamped dateline is Greenville, Cal., August 1st, 1912. Inc. May 1876. No. 66, issued for 100 shares to Bruce B
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*****7 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Southern Eureka Mining Company Stock, Greenville, Plumas County   (79221)3201 - Southern Eureka Mining Company Stock, Greenville, Plumas County (79221)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 382 for 250 shares to JB Scott trustee.Datelined New York 1881. Signed by secretary (?) and president and trustee JB Scott. Uncancelled. Incorporate
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 85.00 - 180.00
Sold to i*****s for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Greenwater, CA Mining Stocks (4)   (108183)3202 - Greenwater, CA Mining Stocks (4) (108183)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 very rare. I/U. Green water is on the Edge of Death Valley. Greenwater Furnace Creek Copper 1906, Greenwater and Death Valley Copper 1907, South Gre
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to A*******d for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Inyo County Mining Stock Certificate Group   (107106)3203 - Inyo County Mining Stock Certificate Group (107106)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) Tecopa Consolidated Mining Company. Two stocks, issued 1910 and 1914, neither cancelled. Orange border, black print, and vignette of Chie
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Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*****l for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Santa Rosa Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107309)3204 - Santa Rosa Mining Company Stock Certificate (107309)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #242, issued to Edwin S. Schoonmaker for 1,000 shares on March 8th, 1915 in Oakland. Not signed by the president, but signed by B.F. Edwards as
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********r.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Bishop Area Mining Stock Certificates   (107328)3205 - Bishop Area Mining Stock Certificates (107328)
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Lot of 4. 1) California-Nevada Mining Company. Two stocks, issued in 1902 and 1903. Signed by the president (Chas. McKelsy?) and the secretary. Brown
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*****l for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Cerro Gordo Mining Stock Certificate Trio   (107304)3206 - Cerro Gordo Mining Stock Certificate Trio (107304)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3 different rare Cerro Gordo mining stocks. Cerro Gordo is a ghost town located east of Owens Lake in Inyo County. 1) Cerro Gordo Mines Company
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Four Different Greenwater Mining Stock Certificates   (107257)3207 - Four Different Greenwater Mining Stock Certificates (107257)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different for this ghost town in Death Valley, Inyo County. 1) Greenwater Consolidated Mining Company. Inc. in AZ. No. 603, issued in 1908. N
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to i*****l for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Greenwater Copper Mining Stock Certificates   (107303)3208 - Greenwater Copper Mining Stock Certificates (107303)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8 different. Greenwater is a ghost town near Death Valley in Inyo County. Included: United Greenwater Copper Co. (1906, not cxl, 3 mining vigne
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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USGS Bulletin 540-Mineral Resources of White Mountains   (105079)3209 - USGS Bulletin 540-Mineral Resources of White Mountains (105079)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare edition. Contributions to Economic Geology by David White Date: 1912 State/Country: California City/County: Inyo/Mono
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*****l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Plumas Eureka Mines Co. Stock Certificates incl. #1 and #2   (107130)3210 - Plumas Eureka Mines Co. Stock Certificates incl. #1 and #2 (107130)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Key mine! Stocks no. 1, 2, and 177. No. 1 and 2 are both issued to Julian McCarty Little. None cancelled. Black border and print, gold seal,
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********x.. for (350.00 + 77.00) x 1 = 427.00
 
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Kern & Madera Mining Stock Certificates   (107235)3211 - Kern & Madera Mining Stock Certificates (107235)
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Lot of 4 different. 1) Kern River Mining & Power Company. Issued in 1908, not cancelled. Black border and print, photo vignette of miner dumping...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (65.00 + 14.30) x 1 = 79.30
 
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Coast Range Mining Company Stock   (86152)3212 - Coast Range Mining Company Stock (86152)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 20 for 100 shares to WA Hutchinson. Signed by CB Weide and president RA Robinson. Dateline San Francisco 1877. Incorporated May 22, 1877. Location:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to p********6 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Two Marin County, California Mining Stock Certificates   (104466)3213 - Two Marin County, California Mining Stock Certificates (104466)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different, both self-identified. Almost the same officers. 1) San Diego Gold & Silver Mining Company. No. 29, issued for 1,000 shares t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to N****M for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Ave Maria Gold Quartz Mine Stocks (5)   (105588)3214 - Ave Maria Gold Quartz Mine Stocks (5) (105588)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 i/u stocks. Undated but Gold Rush era. According to the company's description detailed on the reverse of each stock, this London based associa...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Quartz Rock Mariposa Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107288)3215 - Quartz Rock Mariposa Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (107288)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#21 in ink on top. Issued for ten shares (10971 to 10980). Signed by secretary J Waddell and directors Thomas Kelley and Erskine. Incorporated in Lond
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Philadelphia and California Mining Stock   (105584)3216 - Philadelphia and California Mining Stock (105584)
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I/C #2048 Theodore Walker 100 shares 1852. Signed by Pearson Servill (president) and L. Alter (secretary). Great mining vignette at top: miners workin
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buckeye Petroleum Mining Company, Mattole District, Humboldt County   (79710)3217 - Buckeye Petroleum Mining Company, Mattole District, Humboldt County (79710)
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Very early number 20 for 10 shares to S Whipple. datelined Eureka, Humboldt Co. 1865. Signed by secretary S Whipple and president JE Wyman(?). Incorpo
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Estimates : 275.00 - 550.00
Sold to m********r for (135.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 168.75
 
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Fonner Farm Oil Company, Mattole District, Humboldt County   (79717)3218 - Fonner Farm Oil Company, Mattole District, Humboldt County (79717)
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# 88 for 5 shares to H Heeser. Datelined a rare Mattole 1866. Signed by secretary A Heeser and president F Stansbury. Incorporated October 1865. Print
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 425.00
 
 
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Lyon Petroleum Company Stock, Mattole District, Humboldt County   (79716)3219 - Lyon Petroleum Company Stock, Mattole District, Humboldt County (79716)
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# 24 for 5 shares to HC Howard. Datelined San Francisco 1865. Signed by secretary James Monroe and president HC Howard. 25c Power of Atty Revenue stam
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 425.00
 
 
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