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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El Oro Dredging Company Stock Certificate   (107108)3240 - El Oro Dredging Company Stock Certificate (107108)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare! Location of Works: Oroville, California (printed under title). Inc. in 1902 in Arizona. No. 380, issued for 50 0shares to Amelia H. Turner on De
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Oroville & Yuba Area Mining Stock Certificates   (107123)3241 - Oroville & Yuba Area Mining Stock Certificates (107123)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11, most different. Included: Yuba Cons. Gold Fields (1949, 2x1956); East Magalia Gold Placer MC (1905); United States Diamond MC (2x1908); Eas
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Gray Eagle Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104414)3242 - Gray Eagle Mining Company Stock Certificate (104414)
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Location: Placer County, California (printed at center bottom). Inc. in 1885. No. 1166, issued for 400 shares to Thos. Horton on Dec. 5, 1895 in San F
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Iowa Hill Mining District Map   (89970)3243 - Iowa Hill Mining District Map (89970)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Iowa Hill Mining District, Placer County, CA color map. 19x19", tape repair, multiple seam tears, sold as is Date: State/Country: Californi...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Placer County Mining Stock Certificates   (104415)3244 - Placer County Mining Stock Certificates (104415)
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Lot of 4 (3 different), all self-identified. 1) Pemberton Gold Mining Co. Forest Hill District (printed at right). No. 199, issued for 500 shares to P
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Placer County, California Mining Stock Group   (107221)3245 - Placer County, California Mining Stock Group (107221)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Included: Peckham Gold Mines, Inc. (1934, mining vignettes); Rubicon Placer MC (Auburn, 1915, mining vignettes); Canyon Mines Corp. (Towle,
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Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********r.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Sacramento Mining Company, Placer County   (79702)3246 - Sacramento Mining Company, Placer County (79702)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early number 43 for 25 shares to DB Moore. Datelined Sacramento 1863. Signed by secretary Josiah Lowell and president SM Hey. Incorporated April 17, 1
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 425.00
 
 
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South Fork Canal Company Stock Certificate, California Gold Rush   (107097)3247 - South Fork Canal Company Stock Certificate, California Gold Rush (107097)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare. Dateline Placerville, El Dorado County, Cal., December 15th, 1852. No. 142, issued for one share to JC Bullious. Signed by B.F. Reese, pres
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Harmon Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock   (86045)3248 - Harmon Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (86045)
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# 435 for 5 shares to Benjamin Hall. Signed by secretary Benjamin Hall and president George W Paget. Dateline San Francisco 1864. Incorporated May 15,
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Engels Copper Mining Company Stock Certificates   (107310)3249 - Engels Copper Mining Company Stock Certificates (107310)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. Very large Plumas County mine. 1) Engels Copper Mining Company. Inc. 1901. No. 6447, issued for 5 shares to Susie J. Holton on Jan
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*****7 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Maxwell Hydraulic Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104379)3250 - Maxwell Hydraulic Mining Company Stock Certificate (104379)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Plumas County, Cal. (printed under title). Inc. 1873. No. 31, issued for 100 shares to Thomas A. Brown on Oct. 24th, 1878 in Martinez (San Francisco c
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to a********o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Plumas County, CA Mining Stocks (3)   (108187)3251 - Plumas County, CA Mining Stocks (3) (108187)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 I/U Greenville, Plumas County. Gold Stripe MC of California 1881, Green Mountain Gold MC 1882, Cherokee Gold MC 1880 Date: State/Country: Califo
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to a********o for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Plumas County, California Mining Stock Collection   (107128)3252 - Plumas County, California Mining Stock Collection (107128)
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Lot of 12 different. Includes: International Copper Co. (Portola, 1910); Feather River Cons. MC (1905); Shenandoah Mining & Development Co. (189...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********o for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Plumas National Gold Mining Co. of California Stock Certificate   (104402)3253 - Plumas National Gold Mining Co. of California Stock Certificate (104402)
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Inc. in New York. No. 188, issued for 100 shares to John H. Tingue in 1880. Signed by president William H. Guion and secretary Henry Rogers. Not cance
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Gold Valley Main Tunnel & Mining Company Stock   (89445)3254 - Gold Valley Main Tunnel & Mining Company Stock (89445)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Most of these we have seen have been unissued. # Ten for 100 shares to James Lafferty. Signed by Blackburn and president Lafferty. Dateline Poverty Hi
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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California Prospect Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104407)3255 - California Prospect Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104407)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Incorporated at Quincy, Plumas County, Cal." (printed to the left of the vignette). Low number 12, issued for 100 shares to Mrs. Mary S. ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Eureka Gold Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate   (103480)3256 - Eureka Gold Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate (103480)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extra rare pre-1900 Randsburg. Inc. in California. No. 32, issued for 2,950 shares to Emma. D. Ely on Dec. 3rd, 1898. Randsburg dateline. Signed by A.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****l for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Randsburg, California Mining Stock Certificates   (107267)3257 - Randsburg, California Mining Stock Certificates (107267)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6, mostly different. Included: Randsburg Silver Mining Co. (1939, mine drilling vignette); Merton Mining & Milling Co. (unissued, 190-, 3...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Yellow Aster Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate   (107268)3258 - Yellow Aster Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate (107268)
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Extra rare--the only one we've ever seen! No. 226, issued for 2,500 shares to John Hickey on July 19th, 1917. Signed by president Albert Ancker ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*****l for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Big Gun Quarry Shadow Box   (91516)3259 - Big Gun Quarry Shadow Box (91516)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Impressive oak and glass shadow box displaying Rocklin Big Gun Quarry artifacts including 4 metal bits and chisels, 3 big chain links, Rocklin White a
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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