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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North Hite & Yosemite Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107103)3300 - North Hite & Yosemite Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107103)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in New York. No. 715, issued for 100 shares to George Willis on Sept. 20th, 1880 in New York. Signed by president Edward H Spooner and secretary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****5 for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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South Hite Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107313)3301 - South Hite Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (107313)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location of Works: Hites Cove, California, which is in Mariposa County near Yosemite. Inc. in California, January 6th, 1881. No. 1133, issued for 100
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****5 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Anglo Californian Gold Mining Stocks (5)   (105589)3302 - Anglo Californian Gold Mining Stocks (5) (105589)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 i/u stocks 1853. According to Filer (Holabird), this was the largest foreign issue of a California Gold Rush venture that we know of. The company li
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to C*****r for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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California Coal MC   (106607)3303 - California Coal MC (106607)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #161 Francis Le Roy 1 share 1855. This is possibly the earliest known coal mining certificate out of California. Several folds, some foxing. Rare!
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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California Mining Stock (4)   (106658)3304 - California Mining Stock (4) (106658)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Superior Channel Mining Co., Chico, Butte County, California I/U No. 5 for 1000 shares to John S. Folin, signed by president O.G. Martin; The Yuba Co
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
 
 
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California Mining Stocks (3)   (100422)3305 - California Mining Stocks (3) (100422)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 California mining certificates: 1) Gold Valley Main Tunnel & Mining Co @ $20 each issued to and signed by James Lafferty, pres. Located in ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 160.00
 
 
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California Mother Lode Mining Stocks (7)   (105505)3306 - California Mother Lode Mining Stocks (7) (105505)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
South Hite Gold Mining 1882, Diamondville Blue Gravel Mining 1870's, Sierra Nevada Con Mining 1886, Original Hidden Treasure Mining 1880's, ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to D*****5 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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California Oil Stock Certificates incl. a No. 1 Issued   (104437)3307 - California Oil Stock Certificates incl. a No. 1 Issued (104437)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different oil stock certificates plus one letterhead. Included: San Joaquin Petroleum Company (Stock Number One, 1921, oil vignettes); San Fr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*******m for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Gold Rush Stocks (2)   (105590)3308 - Gold Rush Stocks (2) (105590)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
i/u Ave Maria Gold Quartz mine undated, i/u Anglo Californian Gold Mining 1853 Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: California City/County:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Le Nouveau Monde Stocks   (105483)3309 - Le Nouveau Monde Stocks (105483)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 Le Nouveau Monde, 1851 Ken Prag Collection Date: 1851 State/Country: California City/County:
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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