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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Sancta Crux Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104475)3540 - Sancta Crux Mining Company Stock Certificate (104475)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Summit County, Colorado (printed below vignette). Inc. in Colorado. No. 74, issued for 500 shares to George H. Taylor on Sept. 2nd, 1881 in Leadville.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Tabor Sheep Mountain Mining Co. Stock Certificate    (104332)3541 - Tabor Sheep Mountain Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104332)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 33, issued for 500 shares to HH Dean on Aug. 18th, 1881 in Leadville. Signed by JF Tabor (brother of Horace Tabor) as president
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 3****m for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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The Square Deal Mining, Milling, Drainage Tunnel & Transportation Co. Stock Certificate, 1912   (5853542 - The Square Deal Mining, Milling, Drainage Tunnel & Transportation Co. Stock Certificate, 1912 (585
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Frisco, Summit County. Very rare and unique style mining stock. Vignette photos of the mine and machinery incorporated into the border. Orange underpr
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 320.00
 
 
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Trophy Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104331)3543 - Trophy Mining Company Stock Certificate (104331)
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Inc. in New York. No. 149, issued for 500 shares to E.A. Birchard on Mar. 21st, 1881. Signed by the president (Blanchard) and secretary (McKnight), st
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Trophy Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104272)3544 - Trophy Mining Company Stock Certificate (104272)
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Inc. in New York. No. 103, issued for 50 shares to JP Hutchinson on Dec. 13th, 1880. Signed by the president (Blanchard) and secretary (McKnight), sta
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Square Deal Mining, Milling, Drainage Tunnel & Transportation Co. Stock Certificate   (104198)3545 - Square Deal Mining, Milling, Drainage Tunnel & Transportation Co. Stock Certificate (104198)
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Located at Frisco, Summit County. Very rare and unique style mining stock that includes photo vignettes of the mine and machinery incorporated into th
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sheep Mountain & 10 Mile Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104296)3546 - Sheep Mountain & 10 Mile Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104296)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 283, issued for 500 shares to Sol Serg on July 30th, 1881 in Leadville. Signed by president James Shire and secretary McGowan. N
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 3****m for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Vermont & Colorado Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104326)3547 - Vermont & Colorado Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104326)
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Location of Mines: Ten Mile Consolidated Mining District, Colorado (printed on either side of vignette). No. 244, issued for 550 shares to JA Rollins
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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San Juan Con Mining Stock   (105613)3548 - San Juan Con Mining Stock (105613)
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#189 Charles Taukusley 1875. Pen cancels through signatures of president and secretary. Small vignette of allegorical woman. Ornate logo and border Ke
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
 
 
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San Miguel Gold Placers CompanY Stock   (89447)3549 - San Miguel Gold Placers CompanY Stock (89447)
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# 1188 for 30 shares to Sereno D Hunt. Signed by John Bagley and vice president parker. Dateline Denver 1889. Incorporated 1888. Not issued. Great vig
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*******8 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Two Colorado Historic Metal Plaques Still attached to Original Wood   (104504)3550 - Two Colorado Historic Metal Plaques Still attached to Original Wood (104504)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "The Tomkins-Cristy Hdwe Co., Mine & Mill Supplies, Telluride, Colo." 4 x 1.5". The building is now houses Patagonia Sportswe...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******g for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75
 
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Ontario Mine Twin Lakes Bag   (76075)3551 - Ontario Mine Twin Lakes Bag (76075)
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Pack mule sack to carry high grade ore from mine to mill. Date: State/Country: Colorado City/County: Twin Lakes
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to T******1 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Clear Creek Pre-Emption Mining Notice   (103596)3552 - Clear Creek Pre-Emption Mining Notice (103596)
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What a unique piece of early Colorado mining history! This claim was made by James P Jones. Number 15, Eastwardly of the discovery claim Glasgow, Numb
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Windham Mining & Smelting Company Prospectus   (104303)3553 - Windham Mining & Smelting Company Prospectus (104303)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Windham, Ouray County, Colorado. Organized in Connecticut. Green softcover, string binding. 8 pp. Covers detaching. Toning and foxing on pages. 9 x 5.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to j*****d for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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"Ute" Colorado Mining Stock & Bond   (104189)3554 - "Ute" Colorado Mining Stock & Bond (104189)
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Lot of 2 different. 1) The Ute Gold Mining and Milling Company. Park County. Stock No. 137, issued for 1,000 shares to CJ Watson on Aug. 31st, 1901. S
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to f***2 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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20 Colorado Mining Stock Certificates   (103488)3555 - 20 Colorado Mining Stock Certificates (103488)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20, most different. Please inspect. Included: Hidalgo Gold Mines (1933); American Eagle Gold Producers (1936); Western States MC (1929); Assoc.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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20 Different Colorado Mining Stock Certificates   (103487)3556 - 20 Different Colorado Mining Stock Certificates (103487)
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Lot of 20 different. Please inspect. Included: Great Western G&SMC (1945); Gold Empire Inc. (1955); Lupton MC (1946); Lucky Discovery Gold (1934...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******m for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Advance Gold Dredging Co Bond   (108093)3557 - Advance Gold Dredging Co Bond (108093)
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#6 $500 bond with nice gold dredge vignette. Office located In Colorado Springs. Date: 1900 State/Country: Colorado City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Colorado & New England MC Bond   (106627)3558 - Colorado & New England MC Bond (106627)
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Red underprint $500 bond 1882. Possibly in Leadville. 2" tear and 5 smaller tears, creases Date: 1882 State/Country: Colorado City/County:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Colorado Coal & Related Mining Stock Certificates   (104206)3559 - Colorado Coal & Related Mining Stock Certificates (104206)
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Lot of 10, most different. Included: Frontier Coal & Steel Company (unissued); Colorado Shale & Metals Company (1920); Colorado-Utah Mines &...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h***f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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