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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Granada Gold Mining Co. of Colorado Stock Certificate   (104347)3430 - Granada Gold Mining Co. of Colorado Stock Certificate (104347)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early! No. 114, issued for 100 shares to Henry R. Treadwell on August 6th, 1864 in New York. Signed by president L.L. Sturges and secretary Jno. Stant
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to b****3 for (200.00 + 50.00) = 250.00
 
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Keystone Mining Company of Colorado Stock Certificate   (104345)3431 - Keystone Mining Company of Colorado Stock Certificate (104345)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Pennsylvania, 1864. No. 61, issued for 10 shares to Allen Walton on April 25th, 1865 in New York. Signed by vice-president Hiram Hitchcock and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b****3 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Legal Tender Gold & Silver Mining Co   (106208)3432 - Legal Tender Gold & Silver Mining Co (106208)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
100 shares @ $5 each of Legal Tender Gold & Silver Mining Co. cert #857 issued on July 20, 1882. Signed by secretary and president. Mine is lo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to a****y for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Mitchell Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate   (104453)3433 - Mitchell Mining & Milling Company Stock Certificate (104453)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Colorado. No. 221, issued for 50 shares to Eugene F. Brown on March 9th, 1880 in Denver. Signed by president FC Taylor and secretary Suther Ka
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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New York Gold Mining Company of Colorado Bond   (107189)3434 - New York Gold Mining Company of Colorado Bond (107189)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in New York. $1,000. Partially issued. Signed by president Raymond. Not signed by the secretary. Black border and print, red corporate seal. Blue
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Reliance Gold and Silver Mining Company of Colorado Bond   (86035)3435 - Reliance Gold and Silver Mining Company of Colorado Bond (86035)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This $100 bond was issued in 1867 and signed by secretary Armitage and president Tucker. Early number 93. 18 x 16". Excellent condition! Includ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two Different Gilpin County, CO Mining Stocks   (107168)3436 - Two Different Gilpin County, CO Mining Stocks (107168)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Bertha Gold Mining & Milling Company. Idaho Springs. No. 3088, issued for 100 shares to McClanahan on Oct. 12th, 1901 in ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***1 for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
 
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Wire Gold Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate   (103500)3437 - Wire Gold Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate (103500)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Colorado. No. 970, issued for 1,000 shares on March 8th, 1900 in Denver. Signed by president FB Davie and secretary Charles Peters. Not cancel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*****E for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Central Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107150)3438 - Central Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (107150)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporated in New York. Certificate number 856, issued for 500 shares to Henry Evesson on April 11th, 1872 in New York. Signed by president JB Simps
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********1 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Nonantum Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104468)3439 - Nonantum Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104468)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Colorado, April 1880. No. 100, issued for 100 shares to Albert D.S. Bell on July 14th, 1880. Signed by president Charles Barton and secretary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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