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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Brooklyn Consolidated Mining Company Stock   (86143)3120 - Brooklyn Consolidated Mining Company Stock (86143)
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# 60 for 100 shares to J Cheney trustee. Signed by secretary and president. Dateline 1879 San Francisco. Incorporated February 1879. Not cancelled. Sm
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 425.00
 
 
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Consolidated Pacific Mining Company Stock   (86139)3121 - Consolidated Pacific Mining Company Stock (86139)
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# 1704 for 50 shares to James Coffin trustee. Signed by FE Lutz and vice president A Rinsou(?). Dateline San Francisco 1879. Incorporated August 22nd
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Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
Sold to 9***6 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Handly Mining Company Stock   (88672)3122 - Handly Mining Company Stock (88672)
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Very early #19 for 7,000 shares to William Ward. Nice vignette in the lower right-hand corner of a miner swinging a pick with the text "Bodie D...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 650.00
 
 
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Handly Mining Stock   (106222)3123 - Handly Mining Stock (106222)
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I/C #10 issued to illegible 2000 shares at $100 each equal to $2,000,000! Mine was located between Goodshaw and Bodie claims. One of the earliest clai
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Hidden Treasure Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (103501)3124 - Hidden Treasure Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (103501)
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"of Bodie District, California" (printed under vignette). Rare! Inc. in New York. No. 247, issued for 500 shares to H.L. Underwood, truste...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Queen Bee Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104374)3125 - Queen Bee Mining Company Stock Certificate (104374)
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Bodie Mining Dist., Cal. (printed upper left). Inc. August 1876, early for Bodie. No. 193, issued for 4,000 shares to FM Luce, trustee, on Jan. 13th,
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Union Consolidated Mining Company of New York Stock   (86776)3126 - Union Consolidated Mining Company of New York Stock (86776)
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Bodie Mining District. Incorporated in New York in 1880. Cert. #146, issued to HA Dickenson in 1881 for 100 shares. Signed by Nat B. Freeman as presid
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Burns Ranche Union Mining Company - One of the Earliest Known California Issued Mining Stocks   (1083127 - Burns Ranche Union Mining Company - One of the Earliest Known California Issued Mining Stocks (108
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Burns' Ranche Union Mining Company. Location: Mariposa County. Dateline San Francisco, April 2, 1851. No. 473. Issued to E.W. Kimball for one sh...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 5*****r for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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Butte County Mining Stock Certificates   (107249)3128 - Butte County Mining Stock Certificates (107249)
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Lot of 7. Included: Shirt-Tail Gold Dredging Co. (1908, 3 mining vignettes); Genii Consolidated Mines Co., Ltd. (1931, mining vignette); Premier Metal
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Red Hill Hydraulic Mining & Water Co. Stock Certificate   (107034)3129 - Red Hill Hydraulic Mining & Water Co. Stock Certificate (107034)
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Located in Butte County, California (printed along the top). Inc. July 14, 1874. No. 177, issued for 25 shares to George Swift on January 25th, 1876.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to b*********r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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