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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Ophir Needles Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104452)3500 - Ophir Needles Mining Company Stock Certificate (104452)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 424, issued for 56 shares to Gorham D. Lenney on June 6th, 1883 in Ophir, Colorado. Signed by treasurer John Bailey and president J.M. Devine. Not
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****d for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Ophir Mining, Milling & Prospecting Co. Stock   (89425)3501 - Ophir Mining, Milling & Prospecting Co. Stock (89425)
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These are usually black ink cancelled of with other condition issues. This is quite pristine. No edge, corner, pinhole or discoloration issues. Only t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to m********1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Ouray, Colorado Mining Stock Certificates   (104279)3502 - Ouray, Colorado Mining Stock Certificates (104279)
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Lot of 4, three different companies. 1) Ouray City Mining Company. Issued in 1906 in Ouray for 666 2/3 shares to Andrew Shipman. Not cancelled. Gold b
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to j*****d for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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Silver Hub Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104315)3503 - Silver Hub Mining Company Stock Certificate (104315)
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Inc. in Colorado. Low number 13, issued for 417 shares to HC T---- on Jan, 26th, 1885 in Ouray. Signed by the president G. Geoman secretary S.A. Butle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****d for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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St. Nicholas Cons. Mill & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104465)3504 - St. Nicholas Cons. Mill & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104465)
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Inc. in New York, January 1880. No. 278, issued for 50 shares to E.S. Eldridge on Feb. 6th, 1880. Signed by vice president C.S. Longstreet and secreta
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to O**********r for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Wheel of Fortune Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104308)3505 - Wheel of Fortune Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate (104308)
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Inc. in New York. No. 113, issued for 100 shares to Ada L. Starr on Dec. 20th, 1882 in New York. Signed by Aaron H. Cragin as vice president and asst.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to j*****d for (1,100.00 + 275.00) x 1 = 1,375.00
 
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Hall's Gulch Cons. Mining & Tunnel Co. Stock Certificate   (104476)3506 - Hall's Gulch Cons. Mining & Tunnel Co. Stock Certificate (104476)
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Park and Summit Counties, Colorado (printed below vignette). Inc. in Colorado. No. 507, issued for 5 shares to HC Train on Nov. 15th, 1881 in Denver.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b****3 for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Gem Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104271)3507 - Gem Mining Company Stock Certificate (104271)
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"Location of Property: Park County, Colorado" printed under title. Inc. in Maine. No. 60, issued for 46 shares to E. Jackman on Sep. 24th,...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to x*****m for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Glen Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107025)3508 - Glen Mining Company Stock Certificate (107025)
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Location of Property: Park County, Colorado (printed below title). Inc. in Maine. No. 220, issued for 200 shares to Fanny Bishop on May 6th, 1883 in S
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to x*****m for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Little Annie Cons. Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104478)3509 - Little Annie Cons. Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104478)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 323, issued for 60 shares to Oliver Pierson on Feb. 8th, 1881 in New York. Signed by president Elias H. Ogden and secretary John
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to x*****m for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Michigan Mining, Milling & Prospecting Co. Stock Certificate   (107315)3510 - Michigan Mining, Milling & Prospecting Co. Stock Certificate (107315)
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Inc. in Colorado, January 1881. No. 522, issued for 10 shares to AS Patton on March 23rd, 1881 in Denver. Signed by vice president Reuben Jeffery and
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to x*****m for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Mount Lincoln Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104454)3511 - Mount Lincoln Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate (104454)
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Property Located near Leadville, Colorado (printed under title). Inc. in Colorado. No. 311, issued for 100 shares to A.A. Earhart. Signed by the vice
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e********5 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Pioneer Mining Co. of Colorado Stock Certificate   (104344)3512 - Pioneer Mining Co. of Colorado Stock Certificate (104344)
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Extra rare. Inc. in Pennsylvania, March 31st, 1864. No. 528, issued for 200 shares to Joseph Duckett on Sept. 22nd, 1866 in Philadelphia. Signed by Wa
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sovereign Mining Company Bond   (104360)3513 - Sovereign Mining Company Bond (104360)
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Rare. $1,000 Bond no. 1095, issued in 1884. Signed by president E.S. Gillette and treasurer Chas. Allen. Not cancelled. Green border, black print, and
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to x*****m for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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San Juan Consolidated Mining Company Stock   (87946)3514 - San Juan Consolidated Mining Company Stock (87946)
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# 43 for 100 shares ($10,000) to Charles W Tankersly. Signed by Thomas M Bowen and president Tankersly. Dateline Del Norte 1875. Cancelled on transfer
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Cosmos Silver Mining Co of NY   (106603)3515 - Cosmos Silver Mining Co of NY (106603)
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Rare choice stock with imprinted revenue. #52 I/U Wm Yoorhis 10 shares 1866, signed by Vice President Ezra Woolsey. Originally purchased in 1999 for $
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Game Ridge Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104270)3516 - Game Ridge Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate (104270)
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"Location of Mine: Rosita. Col." printed on either side of the vignette. Inc. in New York. No. 170, issued for 4,000 shares to the Farmers...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Virginia Mining Co. of Rosita Stock & Bond   (107079)3517 - Virginia Mining Co. of Rosita Stock & Bond (107079)
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Lot of 3. All issued to B. Paul. Inc. 1876. 1) Stock no. 10, issued to 20 shares to B. Paul on August 23rd, 1876 in Rosita. Signed by the president an
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Security Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate   (104299)3518 - Security Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate (104299)
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"of Rosita, Custer County, Colorado." Inc. in Colorado. No. 4124, issued for 100 shares to James N. Ham on March 30th, 1888 in Rosita. Sig...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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United Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104327)3519 - United Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate (104327)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 27, issued for 25 shares to SE Bird on Dec. 20th, 1882. Signed by president JA Reid and the secretary (illegible). Not cancelled
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*******8 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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