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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Gold Point Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock   (103582)3800 - Gold Point Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (103582)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 33 for 2 shares to Charles Watrous(?). Signed by M Allen Wheeler and president Henry Brooks. Green Safety paper. Dateline San Francisco Seprt. 30, 1
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to j******d for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Lander County Ophir Ledge and Company Stock   (103580)3801 - Lander County Ophir Ledge and Company Stock (103580)
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# 104 for 5 shares to John Vance. Signed by William Knight and president William Madhaus. Dateline San Francisco March 15, 1864. Incorporated July 24,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to o*u for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Moro Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock   (103581)3802 - Moro Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (103581)
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# 38 for 25 shares to Lawlor. Signed by RG Brush and president Gayle. Names are difficult to read on safety paper. Dateline August 26, 1863. Incorpora
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 2*****l for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Butte Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock   (84522)3803 - Butte Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (84522)
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Early number 17 to AK Stearns for 10 shares, Signed by James L Pond and president JWE Felt. Incorporated and datelined 1863. Location: Clyde Ledge, Re
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Minnehaha Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock   (86061)3804 - Minnehaha Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (86061)
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# 52 for 10 shares to John Lenhart. Datelined San Francisco 1863. Signed by secretary FM Truworthy and president John Cammet. Incorporated August 1863
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 425.00
 
 
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New York and Lander Mining Company Bond   (88113)3805 - New York and Lander Mining Company Bond (88113)
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First mortgage sinking bond. # 181. Signed by Prentis Dow, WC Riggs and Thomas (?). Seven coupons still attached. Very nice! Ken Prag Collection Da
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Lida Queen Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107143)3806 - Lida Queen Mining Company Stock Certificate (107143)
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Inc. in Arizona, 1905. No. 781, issued for 5,000 shares to W. Croxall on Jan. 7th, 1907. Signed by president Lewis and the secretary. Not cancelled. B
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*******d for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Brooks Gold and Silver Mining Stock   (91302)3808 - Brooks Gold and Silver Mining Stock (91302)
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I/U #85 AH Henrick 50 shares 1875. Ore car vignette. Signed by President Carr. Folds and edge curls. Framed Date: State/Country: Nevada City/Count
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Lot Withdrawn DO NOT BID
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mill City Tungsten Concentrate Bags   (107342)3810 - Mill City Tungsten Concentrate Bags (107342)
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Lot of 3. Two are labelled Nevada-Massachusetts / Company, Inc. / Mill City, Nevada / Tungsten Concentrates / Lot No. The other has text in Spanish. 6
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Old Mill, Central Canyon, near Mill City, Pershing Co.   (106463)3811 - Old Mill, Central Canyon, near Mill City, Pershing Co. (106463)
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Mounted photo, c 1905-1915 of stone building referenced in the title. From the Ott heizer mining archive. Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********x.. for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Heizer Nevada Mining Archive   (106458)3812 - Heizer Nevada Mining Archive (106458)
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The Ott and John Heizer Nevada Mining Archive Ott Heizer came west from West Virginia to find work. Instead he was reportedly in the first graduating
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to M***b for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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La Plata Mining Company of Nevada Stock Certificate    (107064)3813 - La Plata Mining Company of Nevada Stock Certificate (107064)
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Location of Works: Nye Co., Nevada (under title). Incorporated 1865. Office in Reading, PA. Cert #689 issued to Michael Richards for five shares on M
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*****E for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Gila Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107011)3814 - Gila Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate (107011)
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Location: Reveille Mining District, Nye County, Nevada (printed under title). Inc. in 1875. No. 4952, issued for 25 shares to Lewis T. Haggin on Dec.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to o*u for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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Cumberland Coal Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107048)3815 - Cumberland Coal Mining Company Stock Certificate (107048)
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Rare Nevada Territory coal mining! Eldorado Canon, Ormsby County (printed at left). Inc. March 8th, 1864. No. 38, issued for five shares to A. Dubois
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to o*u for (650.00 + 143.00) x 1 = 793.00
 
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Baltimore Gold & Silver MC Stock   (108104)3816 - Baltimore Gold & Silver MC Stock (108104)
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I/U #50 FS Grosolnor 20 shares 1863. Dog vignette. Dayton dateline, mine in Palmyra(Como). Creases Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County: Palmy
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to o*u for (475.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 579.50
 
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Mining Bell from Pioche Mine   (108055)3817 - Mining Bell from Pioche Mine (108055)
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This old Pre-World War II Mining Bell out of a long deserted Pioche, Nevada Mine was probably used for signalling the hoist. Great piece of rustic We
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********r.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Rhyolite Mining Stock Exchange Document   (108001)3818 - Rhyolite Mining Stock Exchange Document (108001)
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"Official Daily List Rhyolite Mining Stock Exchange Call Room and Office Ray Block" from Rhyolite, Nevada dated April 30, 1907. This docum...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to s***0 for (325.00 + 71.50) x 1 = 396.50
 
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Rochester Mines Company Stock Certificate Pair   (107337)3819 - Rochester Mines Company Stock Certificate Pair (107337)
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Lot of 2 extra rare Rochester, Pershing County, Nevada mining stocks. Inc. Dec. 17th, 1912 in Nevada. 1) No. 424, issued for 1,000 shares to Frank Mar
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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