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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Tenderfoot Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104329)3490 - Tenderfoot Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate (104329)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Issued in Payment for Property Situated in Lake County, State of Colorado" (printed top center). Inc. in New York. No. 256, issued for 10...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Two Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates   (107186)3491 - Two Different Leadville Mining Stock Certificates (107186)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Bonanza Development Company of Colorado. Incorporated in Colorado. Cert. #9914, issued to Thomas Young in 1899 in Leadville for
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Union Pacific Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104328)3492 - Union Pacific Cons. Mining Company Stock Certificate (104328)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare Leadville stock with CO pioneer autograph! Low number 3, issued for 100 shares to company treasurer M.B. Camplin on June 28th, 1881. Signed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to T******1 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Victor Mining Company of Colorado Stock Certificate   (104389)3493 - Victor Mining Company of Colorado Stock Certificate (104389)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Inc. Feb. 1881 in New Jersey. No. 606, issued for 1,000 shares to Mrs. Caroline Hallowell on August 3rd, 1881 in Camden. Signed by president Spr
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Wabash Mining & Smelting Co. Stock Certificate   (104309)3494 - Wabash Mining & Smelting Co. Stock Certificate (104309)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Mine & Works at Ten Mile near Leadville, Colorado" (printed along the top). Inc. in New York. No. 291, issued for 250 shares to Willi...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 3****m for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Waterloo Mining Co. of Colorado Stock Certificate   (104306)3495 - Waterloo Mining Co. of Colorado Stock Certificate (104306)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Colorado. No. 157, issued for 10,000 shares to the company secretary John J. McGowan on Nov. 1st, 1884 in Leadville. Signed by McGowan and pre
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Watseka Mining & Discovery Company Stock Certificate   (104305)3496 - Watseka Mining & Discovery Company Stock Certificate (104305)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No. 180, issued for seven shares to John Sheehan. Not dated. Signed by president W.W. Grimes and secretary BB Evans. Not cancelled. Black border and p
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Western Union Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104304)3497 - Western Union Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate (104304)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic Western mining name! Inc. in Colorado. No. 200, issued for 2,500 shares to Sol Levy (the company president) on June 24th, 1881 in Leadville. S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to s********t for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two Colorado Mining Stocks with Important Autographs   (104217)3498 - Two Colorado Mining Stocks with Important Autographs (104217)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Catalpa Mining Company. Leadville. Issued in 1900 for 100 shares to Elmer Balcon. Signed by JP Whitney as president and W.J. Do
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Quartz Hill Gold Mining Company   (87937)3499 - Quartz Hill Gold Mining Company (87937)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
We have seen two Nevadaville stocks in 40 years. This is one of them. # 3094 for 100 shares to James H Barre. Signed by J Frank Bernard and president
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to a****y for (125.00 + 31.25) x 1 = 156.25
 
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