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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Mineral Resources of the US by Browne and Taylor   (105080)3060 - Mineral Resources of the US by Browne and Taylor (105080)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover. West of the Rocky Mountains. 360pp with index. Spine has wear and cracks Date: 1867 State/Country: City/County:
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Mineral Resources West of the Rocky Mountains by Raymond   (104598)3061 - Mineral Resources West of the Rocky Mountains by Raymond (104598)
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Hardcover ex Harvard library copy. 566pp with index Date: 1873 State/Country: City/County:
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Mineral, Chemistry and Mining Books (3)   (105125)3062 - Mineral, Chemistry and Mining Books (3) (105125)
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Chemists Handbook by ICS 1912 332pp, front board detaching, Metalliferous Minerals and Mining by Davies 1892 524pp with index plus ads, Gold-History a
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Sold to b*******g for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Nineral Resources of the States West of the Rockies by Raymond   (104596)3063 - Nineral Resources of the States West of the Rockies by Raymond (104596)
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Hardcover reference. 256pp with index, boards have light foxing Date: 1869 State/Country: City/County:
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Mohave Desert Region, Paper 578 by USGS   (104597)3065 - Mohave Desert Region, Paper 578 by USGS (104597)
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Softcover 758pp with index. Front cover and title page loose, rear cover and spine missing. rare and sold as is Date: 1929 State/Country: Californi
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Two Alaska Mining Stocks including Copper River   (103589)3066 - Two Alaska Mining Stocks including Copper River (103589)
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1) Monte Cristo Gold Mining Co. # 390 for 105 shares to Hiram Hans. Signed by president Jacobs and secretary. 1904. Small tears at fold edges. Otherwi
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********e.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Alaska Juneau Mine Station Signal Sign   (108248)3067 - Alaska Juneau Mine Station Signal Sign (108248)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This blue enameled-metal sign with white letters, approx 16x12-inches, gives the station signals for the skip that would carry men, equipment, and pos
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Estimates : 600.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to B********m for (1,050.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 1,312.50
 
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Last Chance Gold Mining Co. of Alaska Stock   (106531)3068 - Last Chance Gold Mining Co. of Alaska Stock (106531)
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No. 783 for 7500 shares. 1900. Issued to Daniel F. Houston. Signed by Henry Kile and William Reeker. Not cancelled. Red-brown border. Miners working w
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to b**********7 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two Klondike Stocks   (104021)3069 - Two Klondike Stocks (104021)
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1) Gypsy Queen Gold Mining Company. # 355 for 2000 shares to Elizabeth Tiernan. Signed by Ash and president William Lake. Not cancelled. Quartz mining
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
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Alaska and Cape Nome Co.   (106639)3070 - Alaska and Cape Nome Co. (106639)
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I/U/ No. 260 for 100 shares to W.E. Barnard, signed by M.J. Ruller(?) President. This is very early Nome, at the beginning! Good condition. Date: 19
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Alaska Gold Mining Association (Stock Cert.)   (106638)3071 - Alaska Gold Mining Association (Stock Cert.) (106638)
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I/U No. 19 shares of 1000 to H.J. Barnes. Early Mining Association (Union), would have had a lot of Nome members. Signed by George Clark, Secretary. U
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Sold to u******i for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Two Nome Alaska Stocks: Greater American and Hunter Creek   (104022)3072 - Two Nome Alaska Stocks: Greater American and Hunter Creek (104022)
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1) Greater American. 1902. #378 for 100 shares to Mary Cadmus. Signed by Steiner and president Doremus. Not cancelled. Allegorical vignette. 5c docume
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Two Nome Mining Stocks: Flambeau-Hastings and Port Clarence   (104027)3073 - Two Nome Mining Stocks: Flambeau-Hastings and Port Clarence (104027)
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1) Flambeau-Hastings Company. # 594 for 2125 shares to SS Soule. Signed by president Ryan. Not cancelled. Dateline 1907. In 1904 the San Francisco Chr
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Visually Spectacular Bear Creek Consolidated Gold Mining Company Stock   (103598)3074 - Visually Spectacular Bear Creek Consolidated Gold Mining Company Stock (103598)
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Vignette shows a bear standing on a large gold rock (in gold) in front of place mining. We have seen a lot of stock certificates over 40 years, but th
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Stewart River Gold Dredging Co. Stock Cert.   (106640)3075 - Stewart River Gold Dredging Co. Stock Cert. (106640)
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I/U/ No. 1573 for 100 shares to Walter H. Cloudman, & signed by B.B. Ralphla(?). Stewart River is a tributary of Yukon River. Yukon Gold Dredge....
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Alaska Gold Rush Papers (6)   (89145)3076 - Alaska Gold Rush Papers (6) (89145)
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Letter and cover from Hollister, CA. James Parmer appointment letter and power of attorney 1898, Towle and Stetson stockholder report 1901, Towle sign
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Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
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Four Different Alaska Mining Stocks   (104019)3077 - Four Different Alaska Mining Stocks (104019)
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1) Cordova Copper. Vadex, Alaska. 2) Windham Chief Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling. 1908. Windham Bay. 3) Ear Mountain Tim Mining. Seward Alaska.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
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Six Alaska Mining Stocks   (104020)3078 - Six Alaska Mining Stocks (104020)
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1) Cold Bay Exploration. Kodiak Island. NUMBER 3. 2) Ear Mountain Tim Mining. Seward. 1914. 3) Orange on white Ramble Gold Mining. 1912. Number 26. 4)
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to u******i for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Various Canadian Mining Stocks   (104023)3079 - Various Canadian Mining Stocks (104023)
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Nine different. 1) Copper Metals Company bond. # 543. President seems to be a rare woman - Ela Rawls Reader. 1910 bond. 2) Cobalt Exploration & ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
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