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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Clinton Draw Bridge Co Stock   (83466)4200 - Clinton Draw Bridge Co Stock (83466)
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I/U #65 William Morey 65 shares 1890 signed by President Whitcomb. Inc in 1851. Prag Collection. Date: 1890 State/Country: Indiana City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Wabash and Erie Canal Stocks (3)   (105632)4201 - Wabash and Erie Canal Stocks (3) (105632)
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3 i/u issued to Elizabeth Fish #94 $150 1847?, #396 $150 1847, #596 $500 1847. "The Wabash and Erie Canal was a shipping canal that linked the ...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dubuqe Harbor Improvement Co Stock   (83448)4202 - Dubuqe Harbor Improvement Co Stock (83448)
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I/C #35 Peter Christman 1 share 1855 signed by President Langworthy. Steamer vignette. Wrinkles. Prag Collection. Date: 1855 State/Country: Iowa Ci
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to N*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Dubuqe Harbor Improvement Co Stock   (83449)4203 - Dubuqe Harbor Improvement Co Stock (83449)
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Issued and reissued #609 Julius Graves 1 share 1859 signed by President Bell. Great steamship and train vignette. "In 1854-55, the Harbor Impr...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to N*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Dunleith & Dubuque Bride Co Stocks (2)   (83447)4204 - Dunleith & Dubuque Bride Co Stocks (2) (83447)
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I/C #58 FP Rogers 1 share 1868 signed by President Allison. I/C #1060 Illinois Central RR 100 shares 1890 signed by President illegible, left toning.
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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1849 New Orleans Riverboat Bill of Lading   (67024)4205 - 1849 New Orleans Riverboat Bill of Lading (67024)
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Pictorial receipt for bales of cotton stored on Steamboat Cain(?) at the port of Frenchport and bound for New Orleans. Dated April 6th, 1848. 5.5 x 10
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Maine Ship Stocks (4)   (105623)4206 - Maine Ship Stocks (4) (105623)
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Unissued-Portland & Boothbay Steamship, Sullivan Falls Towboat. I/U Orange and green 1906 and 1907 Marine Freighters Co Ken Prag Collection Dat...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to i***y for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Sebago & Long Pond Steam Navigation Stock   (105630)4207 - Sebago & Long Pond Steam Navigation Stock (105630)
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I/U #231 Samuel Perley 9 shares 1849. Church and steamship vignettes. Green seal. Date: 1849 State/Country: Maine City/County:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to N*******r for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Hazard Wharf Co of Baltimore City   (83439)4208 - Hazard Wharf Co of Baltimore City (83439)
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I/C #24 Edward Leonard 50 shares 1902 signed by President illegible. Ships in harbor vignette. Inc. 1902 and operated 9 acres with 1100' of fron...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to v*g for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Proprietors of Boston Pier or the Long Wharf Stocks (2)   (105603)4209 - Proprietors of Boston Pier or the Long Wharf Stocks (2) (105603)
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2 i/c stocks, 1916 and undated Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Massachusetts City/County: Boston
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Boston, Newport and New York Steamboat Co Stock   (83417)4210 - Boston, Newport and New York Steamboat Co Stock (83417)
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I/C #1 John Gardner 5 shares 1863. Steamer Metropolis vignette. Inc In MA. Signed by President Jabey? 25c revenue stamp. "The Bay State Steambo...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 375.00
 
 
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Cape May & Delaware Bay Navigation Co Stock   (83404)4211 - Cape May & Delaware Bay Navigation Co Stock (83404)
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I/U #251 Mary Brown 1 share 1892. Signed by President Pruett. Inc in 1883. Prag Collection. Date: 1892 State/Country: New Jersey City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c*******6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Guest Bates Marine Life Savings Appliances Co Stocks (2)   (83444)4212 - Guest Bates Marine Life Savings Appliances Co Stocks (2) (83444)
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2 I/U. #4 Charles Bates 2 shares 1895 signed by President Guest 1" tear. #13 Charles Bates 100 shares 1896 signed by President Guest. Prag Coll...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to d*******f for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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NY/NJ Transportation Stocks (4)   (105591)4213 - NY/NJ Transportation Stocks (4) (105591)
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i/u New Jersey Navigation 1918, i/c and unissued New York and New jersey Ferry 1896, Iron Steamship of New Jersey $500 bond1902 Ken Prag Collection D
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****x for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Arrow Steamship Co Stock   (83424)4214 - Arrow Steamship Co Stock (83424)
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Rare I/U #304 CR Colyer 1 share 1887 signed by President O'Hara. Gold seal. Prag Collection. Date: 1887 State/Country: New York City/County:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 130.00
 
 
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Central Hudson Steamboat Co Bond   (83400)4215 - Central Hudson Steamboat Co Bond (83400)
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#68 $1000 signed by President Weston, coupons detached, wrinkles and pin holes. Prag Collection. Date: 1899 State/Country: New York City/County:
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Estimates : 40.00 - 75.00
Sold to t*****o for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Delaware and Hudson Canal Co Stocks (2)   (83451)4216 - Delaware and Hudson Canal Co Stocks (2) (83451)
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2 I/C. #24471 A Decker 1894 signed by President illegible. #56034 Katherine Leavitt 1 share 1894. Allegorical women and canal with lock vignettes. &...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to v*g for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Genesee Valley Canal Bond   (83442)4217 - Genesee Valley Canal Bond (83442)
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Issued punch cancelled. #130 D Thompson $2000 loan? at 5% 1837. Signed by Cashier Robert White. " The Genesee Valley Canal is a former canal th...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Munson Group of Steamers   (87208)4218 - Munson Group of Steamers (87208)
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5 Munson group stocks with raised seals (4) and Cert of Deposit (1). - #1, 2 and 3 slight change in name of company and ink color, all issued to J. W.
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Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
Sold to N*******r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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New York Ports Stock and Bond   (105606)4219 - New York Ports Stock and Bond (105606)
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Port of NY Authority $1000 bond 1946, Port Jefferson Shipyard stock 1923 Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: New York City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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