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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Cut Agates and Crystal Geode    (105228)3040 - Cut Agates and Crystal Geode (105228)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19.6 pounds of mostly banded, lace and moss thunder egg agates with a crystal geode. Largest agate is 6". Nice display setSalvatore Falcone Col...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to j****2 for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Dinosaur Bone Slabs   (105122)3041 - Dinosaur Bone Slabs (105122)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 5# of sliced dinosaur bones Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to p********n for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Gold In Quartz Cut Slab, Heizer Estate   (103327)3042 - Gold In Quartz Cut Slab, Heizer Estate (103327)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14.5 gram cut slab of high grade dendritic gold in quartz from the John Heizer estate, Nevada Mining Engineer. about 1.5" square. Date: St...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gold In Quartz, Heizer Estate   (103328)3043 - Gold In Quartz, Heizer Estate (103328)
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10.3 g cut sample with polished face, possibly Goldfield, Nevada. Very high grade native gold. about 1" diameter. Date: State/Country: Cit...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Gold In Quartz, Heizer Estate   (103326)3044 - Gold In Quartz, Heizer Estate (103326)
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16.8 gram native gold in quartz from the John Heizer estate, Nevada Mining Engineer. about 1" cube. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to B********m for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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High Grade Varicite Specimen   (105123)3045 - High Grade Varicite Specimen (105123)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice varicite specimen, 1.25x1.5" Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Large Attractive Mineral Slabs   (105121)3046 - Large Attractive Mineral Slabs (105121)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 slabs-sandstone, bertrandite, green agate, tempsky fern, tremolite, bird of paradise agate and more Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to j****2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Gold in Quartz Specimens   (108021)3047 - Gold in Quartz Specimens (108021)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four gold in quartz specimens, none with location data. reeve Collection. The best of the group is crystalline/wire gold in an iron stained quartz (8
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to U**6 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Ore Specimens from Various Mines   (88605)3048 - Ore Specimens from Various Mines (88605)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a selection of seven ore and mineral specimens from various locations. Included is a nice hand-size specimen of dumortierite from the Rocheste
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to j****2 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Placer Gold Fines   (108015)3049 - Placer Gold Fines (108015)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About 1.2 troy of placer gold fines. No location data. Please see photos. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to g*****9 for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Placer Gold from Gottschalk Collection   (108019)3050 - Placer Gold from Gottschalk Collection (108019)
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Three small vials of placer gold from the Gottschalk Collection. Unlabeled, possibly a Nevada source. Less than ten grams. Date: State/Country:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to G********a.. for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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Polished Holly Purple/Blue Agates   (105128)3051 - Polished Holly Purple/Blue Agates (105128)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 small polished agates Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Semi-Precious Stones , Heizer Estate   (106467)3052 - Semi-Precious Stones , Heizer Estate (106467)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice group of six semi-precious stones from the John Heizer estate, Nevada Mining Engineer. Beautiful jade sample with 2 cut, polished edges; two eu
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Slabbed Agate Specimens   (105126)3053 - Slabbed Agate Specimens (105126)
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5# of assorted slabbed agates. Moss, bacon ribbon, fortification, laguna, Fort Agate and more Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Rocks & Gems from the Reeve Collection   (108022)3054 - Rocks & Gems from the Reeve Collection (108022)
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Group of rocks, minerals and artifacts. copproloite, fluorite and other minerals from the Gottschalk Collection, gold specimen from pearl Idaho, about
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Smoky Quartz Crystals   (108217)3055 - Smoky Quartz Crystals (108217)
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6 x 6" smoky quartz crystals from the Heizer Collection. Location unknown. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Stibnite Crystals from Heizer Collection.   (108214)3056 - Stibnite Crystals from Heizer Collection. (108214)
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Three groups of large stibnite crystals. On display in Nevada Mining engineer John Heizer's office. Needles to 6" Date: State/Country: ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6****A for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Beautiful Leaf Native Gold Pin from Queen 2 Mine   (106492)3057 - Beautiful Leaf Native Gold Pin from Queen 2 Mine (106492)
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Leaf native gold with pin back. Appears to be from a mine in Jackson, CA. Engraved on reverse"Dorothy Gillis Queen 2 Ann'l Mining/ CE Lee/O...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to s****l for (900.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,125.00
 
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Mineral and Gold Rush Books (3)   (571568)3058 - Mineral and Gold Rush Books (3) (571568)
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THE MINERAL INDUSTRY, ITS STATISTICS, TECHNOLOGY AND TRADE FOR 1895, ANNUAL VOL. IV. by Rothwell, hardcover 849pp with index and advertising, front co
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Mineral and Mineralogy Books (8)   (86665)3059 - Mineral and Mineralogy Books (8) (86665)
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Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals by Pough, Danas Manual of Mineralogy by Ford, Mineralogy by Hunt, Textbook of Minerals by Dana and more, Gems and Ge
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Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
Sold to b*********r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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