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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Central Colorado Prospecting and Mine Developing Company Stock   (86742)3460 - Central Colorado Prospecting and Mine Developing Company Stock (86742)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 475, issued for 25 shares to NC(W?) Weedles on February 12, 1880. Signed by Weedles as president and Am Loomis as secretary. Not cancelled. Vignet
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Five Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates   (103495)3461 - Five Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates (103495)
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Lot of 5 different. 1) The Fryer Hill Gold Mining Company. Issued in 1904, not cancelled. Signed by president EM Brown and sect. Price. Green border a
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates   (103496)3462 - Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates (103496)
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Lot of 4 different. 1) The Fryer Hill Mines Company. Issued in 1902, not cancelled. Gold border and three mining vignettes. Pinholes, folds. 2) The Lo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b****3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates   (103494)3463 - Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates (103494)
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Lot of 4 different. 1) London Gold Mines Co. Issued in 1925, not cancelled. Three mining vignettes, 6 revenue stamps. Folds, tape repairs. 2) Capitol
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******n for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates   (103493)3464 - Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates (103493)
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Lot of 4 different. 1) The Mollie Gibson Cons. Mining & Milling Co. Issued in 1892 for 50 shares to Abraham Shockley. Signed by VP Bollis and se...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b****3 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates   (104216)3465 - Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates (104216)
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Lot of 4 different. 1) Bonanza Development Company. Issued in 1917, not cancelled. Orange border, black print, vignette of prospectors. Pinholes, fold
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (475.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 579.50
 
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Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates   (103486)3466 - Four Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates (103486)
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Lot of 4 different. 1) The Silver Cord Company. Issued in 1890 for 1,000 shares to DH Dougan. Signed by VP Goop and the secretary. Not cancelled. Blac
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Gold Fortune Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107022)3467 - Gold Fortune Mining Company Stock Certificate (107022)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Leadville, Lake County, Colorado (printed under vignette). Inc. in Colorado, 1879. No. 910, issued for two shares to C.G. Warfield on January 20th, 18
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b**********7 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Grey Eagle Consolidated Mining Company Bond   (104460)3468 - Grey Eagle Consolidated Mining Company Bond (104460)
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$100 bond No. 27 issued on July 29th, 1882 in Denver. Signed by vice-president W.W. Knight and secretary Cantril. Not cancelled. Four coupons attached
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Leadville Mining and Stock Exchange Stock Signed by Tabor   (104761)3469 - Leadville Mining and Stock Exchange Stock Signed by Tabor (104761)
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Stock Certificate from the Leadville Mining and Stock Exchange. Incorporated in Colorado. Located at Leadville. Certificate number 58 for 1 share issu
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b****3 for (1,050.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 1,312.50
 
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Little Corinne Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107152)3470 - Little Corinne Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107152)
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Property Located at Leadville, Colorado (printed under title). Inc. in New York. No. 565, issued for 200 shares to G. de Lachasse on March 29th, 1881
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Little Corinne Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104449)3471 - Little Corinne Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104449)
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Property Located at Leadville, Colorado (printed on the left border). Inc. in New York. Low number 9, issued for 100 shares to Charles Dortle on June
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Little Delaware Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107021)3472 - Little Delaware Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate (107021)
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Leadville, Colorado (printed under vignette). Inc. in Colorado. No. 26, issued for 150 shares to John Coleman on Aug. 27th, 1881 in Leadville. Signed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h******X for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Little Piney Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104455)3473 - Little Piney Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104455)
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No. 534, issued for 100 shares to W.E.A. Gorton on Sept. 8, 1881 in Philadelphia. Signed by president E.G. Fay and secretary E. Graves. Not cancelled.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h******X for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Little Pittsburg Cons. Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107005)3474 - Little Pittsburg Cons. Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107005)
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Inc. in New York. No. 4842, issued for 100 shares to WL Samson on March 8th, 1882. Signed by vice president David S. Draper and secretary H. Kirkham.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Northern Mining & Prospecting Company Stock Certificate   (107002)3475 - Northern Mining & Prospecting Company Stock Certificate (107002)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 13, issued for 25 shares to GH Jackson on April 19th, 1880. Signed by the president and secretary. Not cancelled. Black border a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h******X for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Plattsburgh Junior Mining Company Stock   (89463)3476 - Plattsburgh Junior Mining Company Stock (89463)
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# 73 for 100 shares to HB Carrie. Signed by Walter Church and SA Greenlaw president. Dateline 1881 Leadville. Nice valley vignette with plenty of ore
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Provident Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104462)3477 - Provident Mining Company Stock Certificate (104462)
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Location of Mines: Lake Co., Colorado (printed at upper left). Inc. in Colorado. No. 255, issued for 500 shares to Sol Levy on Oct. 29th, 1881 in Lead
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******n for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Royal Mining, Smelting, & Prospecting Co. Stock Certificate   (104477)3478 - Royal Mining, Smelting, & Prospecting Co. Stock Certificate (104477)
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Leadville, Colorado (printed below vignette). Inc. in Colorado. No. 96, issued for 5,000 shares to GW Barrett on April 5th, 1882. Signed by president
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sappho Mining Company of Leadville Stock Certificate   (104444)3479 - Sappho Mining Company of Leadville Stock Certificate (104444)
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Inc. in New York. No. 87, issued for 70 shares to Richard N. Spencer on May 20th, 1880 in New York. Signed by president Chas. H. Emerson and secretary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to S****2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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