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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Calaveras Water and Mining Co., Gold & Silver Mining (4 Stocks Assortment)   (106651)3140 - Calaveras Water and Mining Co., Gold & Silver Mining (4 Stocks Assortment) (106651)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Assortment of 4 stocks include: Calaveras Water and Mining Company, No. 557 for 100 shares to W. S. Rockwood signed by president H. Marshall. I/U; Rio
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Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to C*****r for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107323)3141 - American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107323)
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Rare location. Dateline Carrollton[sic.], Cal., January 28th, 1856. Low stock number THREE, issued for 25 shares to John W. Shaw. Signed by president
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Coloma Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107142)3143 - Coloma Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (107142)
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Inc. in Arizona. No. 366, issued for 100 shares to Warner Miller on Nov. 22nd, 1905. Signed by vice president Chamberlain and secretary Goldbreth. Not
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b**********7 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Columbia Gulch Fluming Company Stock Certificate   (107321)3145 - Columbia Gulch Fluming Company Stock Certificate (107321)
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Dateline Columbia, May 25th, 1855. No. 98, issued for one share to Adam Fairley. Signed by president John G. Sparks and secretary O. Bonney. Not cance
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****M for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Ruby King Copper Mining & Townsite Improvement Co. Stock   (104399)3146 - Ruby King Copper Mining & Townsite Improvement Co. Stock (104399)
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Place of Business: Sacramento City, Sacramento County, Cal. No. 115, issued for 10 shares to Philip Steiner on Oct. 2nd, 1899. Signed by the president
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Copperopolis MC Stock   (106622)3147 - Copperopolis MC Stock (106622)
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Extremely rare. I/U #20 Charles Stracey? 50 shares 1865. Mine in Calaveras. Signed by James M Latimer. RN stamp, underground miner vignette. Creases,
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to C*****r for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Sanitary Copper Mining Co., Stock   (103586)3148 - Sanitary Copper Mining Co., Stock (103586)
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#141 for 50 shares to Robert Devine. Signed by John Wood(?) and president John (?). Dateline November 2, 1866. Incorporated 1865 in New York. Not canc
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Death Valley Furnace Creek Mining Stock Certificates   (107230)3149 - Death Valley Furnace Creek Mining Stock Certificates (107230)
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Lot of 5 different. 1) Furnace Creek South Extension Copper Company. Issued in 1906, not cancelled. Blue border, black print, ornate logo. Pinholes,
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to A*******d for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Death Valley-Arcalvada Consolidated Mines Co. Collection   (107231)3150 - Death Valley-Arcalvada Consolidated Mines Co. Collection (107231)
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Lot of 5 different: four bonds and one stock certificate. Mines at Cima, San Bernardino County, California (printed on bonds). Inc. in Wyoming. 1) Sto
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Death Valley-Arcalvada Consolidated Mines Company Bonds   (107228)3151 - Death Valley-Arcalvada Consolidated Mines Company Bonds (107228)
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Lot of two different. Both issued in 1910, $10 and $25. Same design with different border colors (brown or green). Signed by president RA Salisbury an
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*****l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three  Different Death Valley Mining Stock Certificates   (107225)3152 - Three Different Death Valley Mining Stock Certificates (107225)
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Lot of 3 different. 1) Death Valley Mining and Milling Company. Issued in 1906, not cancelled. Elk vignette. Deep folds, hole in seal, some soiling. 2
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*****l for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Three Rare Death Valley Mining Stock Certificates   (107227)3153 - Three Rare Death Valley Mining Stock Certificates (107227)
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Lot of 3 different. 1) Death Valley Golden Buck Mining Company. Inc. 1906. Low number 5, issued in 1906 to secretary (and Nevada political figure) Cla
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*****l for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107121)3154 - Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock Certificate (107121)
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Extra rare. Major and important Death Valley mine. Inc. in Arizona. No. 556, issued for 13 shares to C. Boyd on Dec. 15, 1913. Signed by vice presiden
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*****l for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107120)3155 - Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock Certificate (107120)
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Extra rare. Major and important Death Valley mine. Inc. in Arizona. No. 1001, issued for 100 shares to C. Boyd on Jan. 23rd, 1913. Signed by vice pres
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r********5 for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107119)3156 - Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock Certificate (107119)
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Extra rare. Major and important Death Valley mine. Inc. in Arizona. No. 4500, issued for 1,000 shares to Dauser & Co. on August 23rd, 1917. Sign...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to F****e for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Three Different Death Valley Mining Stock Certificates   (107232)3157 - Three Different Death Valley Mining Stock Certificates (107232)
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Lot of 3 different. 1) Death Valley Big Bell Mining Company. Inc. in Arizona. Issued in 1907 for 500 shares to JE Basch. Pen cancelled. Signed by pres
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to i*****l for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Death Valley Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107226)3158 - Death Valley Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107226)
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Inc. in Arizona, 1905. Principal Office: Rhyolite, Nevada. Low certificate #5, issued to Clay Tallman for 1 shares in 1906. Signed by W.H. Seaman as p
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 2*****s for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Death Valley, CA Area Mining Stocks (4)   (108180)3159 - Death Valley, CA Area Mining Stocks (4) (108180)
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4 I/U stocks. Furnace Creek Copper 1907, Death Valley Arcalvada MC 1910, Furnace Creek Oxide Copper 1906, Tecopa Con MC 1915 Date: State/Country:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (75.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 91.50
 
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