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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Two "Big Four" Colorado Mining Stocks: La Veta & Cripple Creek   (107183)3450 - Two "Big Four" Colorado Mining Stocks: La Veta & Cripple Creek (107183)
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Lot of two different "Big Four" mining companies. 1) The Big Four Mining & Smelting Company. "Mines on West Spanish Peak, Huerfan...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Chicago Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining Stock   (106221)3451 - Chicago Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining Stock (106221)
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I/U #622 Peter Fish 200 shares 1882. Signed by president Francis Griswold and Edward Hunt secretarty. Top margin creasing Date: 1882 State/Country:
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Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to O**********r for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Vanderbilt Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104302)3452 - Vanderbilt Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104302)
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No. 309, issued for 1,000 shares to Mrs. ME Graham on Dec. 30th, 1882 in Philadelphia. Signed by president AM Brown and secretary JA Porteus (?). Not
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Oshkosh Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104451)3453 - Oshkosh Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104451)
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Inc. in Maine, Feb. 1880. No. 262, issued for 50 shares to CS Lewis on April 21st, 1880. Signed by president E.C. Nichols and treasurer CT Plimpton. N
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Amity MC of Leadville, CO Stock   (108109)3454 - Amity MC of Leadville, CO Stock (108109)
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I/U #368 RL Griffen 100 shares 1889, signed by president Keeler. 2 nice vignettes-underground mine and above ground scene. Some toning Date: 1889 St
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Arkansas River Mining Company   (106643)3455 - Arkansas River Mining Company (106643)
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Extra Rare! This river hosted one of the main routes to Leadville, CO. I/U No. 164,for 2000 shares to L. H. Lehersey(?), signed by President, signatu
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Big Pittsburgh Con Silver MC Stock   (108106)3456 - Big Pittsburgh Con Silver MC Stock (108106)
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Very rare. I/U #614 A Turner & Co 50 shares 1880. Mine on Yankee Hill in California District. Creases, a few staple holes. Date: 1880 State/Co...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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California & Colorado Con Tunnel and MC   (106608)3457 - California & Colorado Con Tunnel and MC (106608)
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I/U #370 APW Skinner 100 shares 1880. Signed by President Loveland. Carbonate Hill mine vignette. Date: 1880 State/Country: Colorado City/County:
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to e********5 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Casco Mining Company Stock Certificates   (107171)3458 - Casco Mining Company Stock Certificates (107171)
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Lot of 2 different. 1) Casco Consolidated Mining Company. Mines in Lake, Gunnison, Summit & Park Counties (printed under vignette). No. 223, iss...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e********5 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Catalpa Mining Company Stock Certificates Signed by JP Whitney   (107188)3459 - Catalpa Mining Company Stock Certificates Signed by JP Whitney (107188)
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Lot of two different, both signed by JP Whitney as company president. Issued in 1881 and 1900, neither cancelled. Black or brown borders with the same
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to S*****3 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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