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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Crescent Copper MC Stock   (106615)3160 - Crescent Copper MC Stock (106615)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare I/U #86 1000 shares 1882. Signed by President Smiley. From a massive sulfide deposit. Underground miner vignette. Vertical creases Date: 1882 S
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p******n for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Evoca Consolidated Copper Mining Co Stock #4   (83208)3161 - Evoca Consolidated Copper Mining Co Stock #4 (83208)
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I/C #4 to ? 25 shares 1863. Inc 1862 signed by President Moody. Ship and eagle vignettes. We could find very little info on this mine online. Printe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 375.00
Sold to b*********r for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Armand Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock   (86165)3162 - Armand Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock (86165)
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# 51 for 100 shares to BC Jackson. Signed by CC Emery and president AW Mann. Dateline San Francisco 1878. Incorporated March 25, 1878. Not cancelled.
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
 
 
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American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107287)3163 - American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107287)
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Rare Gold Rush location. Dateline Dotan's Bar (handwritten over printed Mormon Island). No. 91, issued for one share to M. Andrews on April 14th...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Downieville Mining Stock Certificate Collection   (107135)3164 - Downieville Mining Stock Certificate Collection (107135)
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Lot of 4 different. 1) Golden Scepter Gravel & Quartz Mining Company. Issued in 1909, mining vignette, not cxl.; pinholes, folds, separation. 2)...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Eureka Quartz Mining Co Stock   (72036)3165 - Eureka Quartz Mining Co Stock (72036)
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Mine in Eldorado County. Mine ran for for several decades before closing around 1882. Since gold can be fond in quartz veins this was a good operatio
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8*****M for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Cederberg Gold Mining Company - Lithograph by GT Brown   (86163)3166 - Cederberg Gold Mining Company - Lithograph by GT Brown (86163)
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# 70 for 10 shares to Mrs. Lydia V Elliot. Signed by PF Mohrhards and Job M Seamans as president. Dateline San Francisco 1872. Incorporated April 25,
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to j******d for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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El Dorado County, California Mining Stock Collection   (107220)3167 - El Dorado County, California Mining Stock Collection (107220)
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Lot of 11. Included: Union Mine Extension (Placerville, 1914, mining vignettes); Mount Pleasant Cons. GMC (Grizzly Flat, two different, 1903 and 1905)
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b**********7 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Two El Dorado County Mining Stock Certificates   (104416)3168 - Two El Dorado County Mining Stock Certificates (104416)
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Lot of 2 different. 1) The Placerville Gold Bug Mining Company. No. 48, issued for 50 shares to FR Pedlar on Sept. 26th, 1898 in Fresno. Signed by vic
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to T******1 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Rozecrans Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104404)3169 - Rozecrans Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (104404)
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Location at Garden Valley Mining District, El Dorado Co. (printed under title). FH notes that Garden Valley is known for its fabulous native gold. Inc
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Choice Eldorado, CA Mining Stocks (2)   (108117)3170 - Choice Eldorado, CA Mining Stocks (2) (108117)
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2 choice I/U. Argonaut Milling and MC 1880, Oro Fino Gold MC 1882 Date: State/Country: California City/County: Eldorado County
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Cosumnes Grove Copper MC Stock   (106620)3171 - Cosumnes Grove Copper MC Stock (106620)
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I/U #13 AJ McClure 50 shares 1863. Signed by president Ac???s"A former Au-Pb-Mo-Ag-Cu occurrence/mine located in the SE¼SW¼ sec. 24 &...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Philadelphia Petroleum Oil Company Stock, Eureka, Humboldt County   (79713)3172 - Philadelphia Petroleum Oil Company Stock, Eureka, Humboldt County (79713)
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# 135 for 300 shares to George Wallace. Datelined San Francisco 1865. Signed by secretary James Ganiss(?) and president JP Dyer(?). Incorporated April
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Estimates : 275.00 - 425.00
Sold to b*********r for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Tilden & Fowler Petroleum Oil Company Stock, Eureka Humboldt County   (79712)3173 - Tilden & Fowler Petroleum Oil Company Stock, Eureka Humboldt County (79712)
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# 50 for 50 shares! How cute! To (?). Datelined San Francisco 1865. Signed by secretary John (?) and president McCullough. Incorporated April 20th, 18
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Estimates : 275.00 - 425.00
Sold to b*********r for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107324)3174 - American River Water & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107324)
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Gold Rush era. Dateline Folsom. No. 363, issued for one share to John W. Shaw on Oct. 30, 1857. Signed by president AT Arrowsmith and secretary CTH Pa
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****M for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Folsom Coal and Copper Mining Company Stock   (79719)3175 - Folsom Coal and Copper Mining Company Stock (79719)
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# (unreadable) for 5 shares to NA Bruner. Signed by secretary Bruner and president Burgess. The number of shares is a word and not a number. It is wri
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Estimates : 275.00 - 425.00
Sold to j******d for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Bald Mountain MC Stock   (108100)3176 - Bald Mountain MC Stock (108100)
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I/C #24 Joseph Vowden 100 shares signed by president Redding. Mine in Forest City near Downieville in Sierra County. River vignette. RN stamp, creases
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to a********o for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Fresno Mining Stocks (2)   (108186)3177 - Fresno Mining Stocks (2) (108186)
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2 I/U. Sterling MC 1884, North Fresno MC 1880 Date: State/Country: California City/County: Fresno
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
 
 
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North Fresno Mining Company Stock Certificate -- Number 1   (107017)3178 - North Fresno Mining Company Stock Certificate -- Number 1 (107017)
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Location: Fresno County, Cal. (printed at top center). Inc. Jan. 1880. Stock number one, issued to company president W.F. Myers on Feb. 11th, 1880. Si
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Extremely Rare Washington City and Mining Co Bond   (83212)3179 - Extremely Rare Washington City and Mining Co Bond (83212)
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Extremely rare bond. #388 to C Lott $500 1857 signed by Treasurer Henry Malleson. Yellow seal. 2 Washington vignettes and 2 train vignettes, 1 bald ea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold to 8*****M for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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