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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Alaska Mining Co. Stock   (76504)3080 - Alaska Mining Co. Stock (76504)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #96 John Thompson 100 shares 1883. Signed by President Hag??? Date: 1883 State/Country: Alaska City/County:
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to a********e.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Sopori Land and Mining Company Stock Certificate   (106526)3081 - Sopori Land and Mining Company Stock Certificate (106526)
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Sopori Land and Mining Company Stock Certificate May 1st, 1858. "This Certifies that Samuel Pratt proprietor of 25 shares of the Sopori Land an...
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Start Price : 1,050.00 | Estimates : 2,100.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Calumet & Arizona Mining Co. Stock Certificate Group   (104260)3082 - Calumet & Arizona Mining Co. Stock Certificate Group (104260)
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Lot of 4 different. Two types with different colors. 1) 1911 and 1915 issued stocks, punch cancelled. "Location of Mine: Bisbee, Arizona."...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Bisbee Extension Mining Company Stock Certificate   (108041)3083 - Bisbee Extension Mining Company Stock Certificate (108041)
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ARIZONA TERRITORIAL STOCK! Copper mining stock. Incorporated under the Laws of Arizona. Bisbee District of Cochise County. Certificate no. 46 for
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s****y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Cherry Creek Mines Stock   (106217)3084 - Cherry Creek Mines Stock (106217)
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Rare #91 Eric Weaver 1909, signed by Evans as president. Cherry is in Yavapai County and had a population of 400 in the 1907 peak. Ore contained gold
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,501.00
 
 
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Cocamunga Mining Company Stock   (86021)3085 - Cocamunga Mining Company Stock (86021)
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Rare early Arizona mining stock with a very low number. # 8 for 57 shares to Fitch. Signed by McComb and president Eugene Crowell. Dateline San Franci
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Maricopa Mining Company of Arizona - Early Arizona Mining Stock   (88015)3086 - Maricopa Mining Company of Arizona - Early Arizona Mining Stock (88015)
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# 81 for 100 shares to WR Hopkins. Signed by WR Hopkins and Robert Soulter. Both mentioned in the History of Arizona by Farish. Dateline New York 1860
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 425.00
 
 
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Gila River, AZ Stocks (2)   (105497)3087 - Gila River, AZ Stocks (2) (105497)
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I/U Boston and Gila River Cattle 1882, aqua color. Unissued Gila River Mining-toning Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Gen' L Lee SIlver Mining District Stock   (88019)3088 - Gen' L Lee SIlver Mining District Stock (88019)
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# 619 fir 1000 shares to CE Gillette. SIgned by president DA Bennuell and Thomas A Atkinson. Dateline San Francisco 1878. Incorporated October 1877. L
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Arizona "Cactus" Mining Company Stock Certificates   (104285)3089 - Arizona "Cactus" Mining Company Stock Certificates (104285)
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Lot of 5, three different mining companies for the same property in Arizona. 1) Cactus Copper Company. Inc. in Minnesota. Mining property near Globe (
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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