Summer Americana Auction--July 2019

Auction Details

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

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
Choose Your Layout > Switch to Grid View Switch to List View
Original Panorama of Seven Troughs, c1912   (106462)3820 - Original Panorama of Seven Troughs, c1912 (106462)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mounted two part photo of Seven troughs dated 1912 at left. about 4 x 11" plus mounting board. Shows principal mine at center and mill at lef...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***1 for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Batavia & Humboldt Gold & Silver MC Stock   (108103)3821 - Batavia & Humboldt Gold & Silver MC Stock (108103)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #152 Flora Lewis 339 shares 1869 signed by president illegible. Mine in Unionville Starr City area. RN stamps, great vignette of workers, horses a
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Flora Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock   (108070)3822 - Flora Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (108070)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 169 for 10 shares to G. W. Parii. Signed by A. Lavichelier and president D.S. Brittin. Dateline Dayton, Lyon Co., N. T. October 24th, 1863. Incorpor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 2*****l for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Washoe Mining & Manufacturing Company Stock   (79252)3823 - Washoe Mining & Manufacturing Company Stock (79252)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 32 for 20 shares. In the 'Shars' box it says 500c each. To Charles Hosmer. Datelined Carson City, N. T. Signed by SM Bliss secretary and J...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to o*u for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Exchange Silver Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate   (107015)3824 - Exchange Silver Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate (107015)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White Pine County, Nevada (printed at bottom center). Inc. in New York, 1881. No. 184, issued for 100 shares to James Stringer on Jan. 27th, 1881 in N
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Silver Mountain Mining Co. of Utah Stock Certificate   (107211)3825 - Silver Mountain Mining Co. of Utah Stock Certificate (107211)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 290, issued for 100 shares to Louis K. Lieberstein on June 16th, 1883. Signed by president WW Chisholm and secretary FK Morris. Not cancelled. Bla
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Alameda Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107069)3826 - Alameda Mining Company Stock Certificate (107069)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Location: Taylor District, White Pine Co., Nevada (printed at bottom center). Inc. Dec. 1875. No. 453, issued for 20 shares to SB Lyon on June 3
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to o*u for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dolomite Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107033)3827 - Dolomite Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate (107033)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White Pine District (printed at top center). Inc. January 1869. No. 17, issued for ten shares to Mrs. ML Leonard on Feb. 13th, 1869 in San Francisco.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Germania Cons. Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107010)3828 - Germania Cons. Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107010)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White Pine District, Nevada (printed at upper right). Inc. March 17, 1869. No. 150, issued for 150 shares to H. Schwarze on March26, 1869 in San Franc
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Wonder, NV Map  1907  (108110)3829 - Wonder, NV Map 1907 (108110)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Map of Wonder, NV. Shows Wonder town sites: Hercules and Red Top. Has all surveyed claims. Colored by mining company ownership, indexed at lower right
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to p******1 for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Bond of Nevada, $1000, 1865   (106474)3830 - Bond of Nevada, $1000, 1865 (106474)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautifully framed 1865 Bond issued to William C. Ralston for $1000, signed by Blasdel, the first governor of Nevada. 18.5 x 22", green mat. Ra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to p*******m for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Great Republic Gold & Silver Mining Company Bond   (79244)3831 - Great Republic Gold & Silver Mining Company Bond (79244)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare certificate. Operated gold and silver mines in Nevada. #1847. 50 pound bond. 15.5" x 13" Heavy folds as you find in bonds, but no int...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Heizer Mining Rock Collection   (103325)3832 - Heizer Mining Rock Collection (103325)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ore specimens and rocks from Ott and John Heizer, mining engineers in Nevada, c 1908-1965. Most of these rocks, if not all, were unlabeled from the Jo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
L.L. Patrick promotional Package   (106465)3833 - L.L. Patrick promotional Package (106465)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Ott heizer mining archive comes this possibly complete Patrick Investment Company promotional group. It contains: Goldfield Black Buttes MC
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i***y for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Mining Promo File (Includes Ophir Hill Mine)   (88531)3834 - Mining Promo File (Includes Ophir Hill Mine) (88531)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 30 pieces in this mining promo file, includes panorama of Ophir Hill Mine. National Treasure Tunnel, Lakes of Killarney; Ophir Hermit; Lion Hi
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Miscellaneous Nevada Mining & Other Ephemera (Heizer Estate)   (107339)3835 - Miscellaneous Nevada Mining & Other Ephemera (Heizer Estate) (107339)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 35 items from Nevada mining engineer John Heizer's estate. Included: Colorado-Nevada Smelting & Refining Co. checks (2); Aug. W. King...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nevada Mining Company Incorporation Certs   (106459)3836 - Nevada Mining Company Incorporation Certs (106459)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From Nevada Mining Engineer Ott Heizer estate, are a group of Incorporation papers for Nevada mining ventures incorporated in South Dakota. These are
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nevada Mining Engineer Heizer Stock Collection   (107336)3837 - Nevada Mining Engineer Heizer Stock Collection (107336)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9 stocks and one letterhead issued to John M. Heizer. Heizer was a Nevada mining engineer who purchased shares in many Nevada companies and nev
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*****1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Group   (107013)3838 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Group (107013)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. 1) Alameda Gold & Silver Mining Company. Cornucopia Mining District, Elko County. Two stocks, one unissued and one issued in 1877 for ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 120.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nevada Mining Stocks (4)   (108181)3839 - Nevada Mining Stocks (4) (108181)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Nevada I/U mining stocks. Mac Namara MC 1913, Vulcan Mining, Smelting and Refining 1906-.5" tear, Nevada Alpine MC 1907, Origin Rawhide MC 19...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark