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

Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
General Americana Part I
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Misc Americana Collectibles

Day 2 (Fri, July 12) Lots 2000-2670

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)

Day 3 (Sat,July 13) Lots 3000-3855

Mining Part I

Day 4 (Sun, July 14) Lots 4000-4808

Mining Part I
(New Jersey-End)
Postal History
Wells Fargo & Express

Day 5 (Mon, July 15) Lots 5000-6487

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Civil War
General Americana
Native Americana

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Nevada Mining Stocks (5)   (105501)3840 - Nevada Mining Stocks (5) (105501)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/C Eureka County Bank 1897. Unissued Seal of Nevada. Unissued Spanish Belle of Nevada. I/U Curtis Con Mining 1880. I/U State Line Gold Mining 1882 Ke
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Nevada State $1000 bond, Hobart   (106473)3841 - Nevada State $1000 bond, Hobart (106473)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautifully framed Nevada State bond from 1871. Green background and mat. Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County:
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Estimate : 140.00 - 275.00
Nevada State %500 Bond 1865   (106472)3842 - Nevada State %500 Bond 1865 (106472)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautifully framed 1865 Nevada Bond signed by Nevada's first governor Blasdel. Issued to J.E. Garrett. 22.5 x 23.5", red mat. Classic Comst...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
Nevada Sulfur Geology Report and Maps   (106395)3843 - Nevada Sulfur Geology Report and Maps (106395)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bound report, Geology of the Sulfur Deposits, Sulfur, Nevada by WL O'toole. 1967 223pp with photos and fold out maps. 5 large folded Nevada sul...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Nevada Territory Bond signed by Nye   (106471)3844 - Nevada Territory Bond signed by Nye (106471)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautifully framed Territorial $1000 bond signed by James Nye next to a vignette of him. 22.5 x 20.5", matted. excellent condition. 1864. Date...
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Start Price : 135.00 | Estimate : 275.00 - 425.00
Two Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Lander & Lyon Counties   (104376)3845 - Two Nevada Mining Stock Certificates: Lander & Lyon Counties (104376)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Eagle Silver Mining Company. Lewis District, Lander County. Inc. in New York. No. 31A, issued for 1,000 shares to Hunt on May 4
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
Vintage Etched Glass Mining Art   (106489)3846 - Vintage Etched Glass Mining Art (106489)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting etched glass of The Mining Engineer. John Heizer seated on surveying equipment. Heavy and thick glass. Signed RSL '49. Scratch betwe...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Water Rights Battle Petetion   (106460)3847 - Water Rights Battle Petetion (106460)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1950's original petition signed by about 200 Nevadans requesting legislation that water be made available to the State of Nevada. At the time, ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00