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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New York Steamship Stocks (3)   (105642)4220 - New York Steamship Stocks (3) (105642)
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I/U New York and Charleston Warehouse and Steam Navigation 1883, i/c Norwich and NY Transportation 1881, i/u NY and Connecticut River Steam Transporta
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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State of New York Canal Dept Stock   (83407)4221 - State of New York Canal Dept Stock (83407)
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I/C #3062 $200 6%. Punch cancelled, bottom tear. Allegorical vignette. Prag Collection. Date: 1857 State/Country: New York City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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State of New York Canal Revenue Loan Certificate   (83406)4222 - State of New York Canal Revenue Loan Certificate (83406)
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State of NY Canal Dept. Loan for the Payment of Canal Revenue Certificate. I/C Leonardo Suarez 1860 $2000 signed by auditor N Benton. Washington, anot
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Stocks (3)   (83450)4223 - Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Stocks (3) (83450)
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3 different I/C. Orange #31072 Calhoun & Co. 100 shares 1954. Blue #5200 Edmund Hern 50 shares 1943 signed by VP illegible. Black #2305 Lawrence...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 45.00
Sold to l******a for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Heerman's Devils Lake Line of Steamers Stock   (83438)4224 - Heerman's Devils Lake Line of Steamers Stock (83438)
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I/C #5 Ernie Eich 1 share 1904 signed by President illegible. "From this home, at the age of 16, Captain Heerman started out on his own. Carryi...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Heerman's Devils Lake Line of Steamers Stock #1   (83436)4225 - Heerman's Devils Lake Line of Steamers Stock #1 (83436)
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I/U #1 Edward Heerman 186 shares 1904 signed by President Heerman. No creases, the best of the Heermans! Prag Collection. Date: 1904 State/Country:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 140.00
Sold to f***2 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ohio Steamship Stocks (3)   (105593)4226 - Ohio Steamship Stocks (3) (105593)
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i/c orange Kinney Steamship cert # 1 1928, green i/c 1920. i/u Kelley's Island Dock and Steam Boat 1909 Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Count...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Pioneer Steamship Co Stocks (2)   (83371)4227 - Pioneer Steamship Co Stocks (2) (83371)
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2 different I/C. #1804 Mary Miller 50 shares 1923, 3 323 Security Savings Bank 5 shares 1913-wrinkles and creases. Ship vignettes. Prag Collection. D
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Oregon Steam Navigation Company Stock   (105638)4228 - Oregon Steam Navigation Company Stock (105638)
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I/U #1066 Edwin Lewis 10 shares 1874. "The Oregon Steam Navigation Company (O.S.N.) was an American company incorporated in 1860 in Washington ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9***6 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Rogue River Valley Canal Co Stock   (83341)4229 - Rogue River Valley Canal Co Stock (83341)
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I/U #21 JB ? 10 shares 1911 signed by President Neill. Mt. McLaughlin vignette. Prag Collection. Date: 1911 State/Country: Oregon City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to 6******n for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Philadelphia Steam Boat Tow Co Stock   (83337)4230 - Philadelphia Steam Boat Tow Co Stock (83337)
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I/U # 57 Mordecai Dawson signed by President Henry Co? e. Operated 2 boats, named Pennsylvania and Delaware. Prag Collection. Date: 1837 State/Coun
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Schuykill Navigation Stock   (105615)4231 - Schuykill Navigation Stock (105615)
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Unissued stock with canal lock vignette, very nice condition Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Schuylkill Transportation Company Bonds   (104278)4232 - Schuylkill Transportation Company Bonds (104278)
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Lot of 2 different bonds, not listed in Falater. $100 and $1,000 bonds issued in 1930, vignette of people riding in bus with the company name on the s
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to N*******r for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Burlington Steam Boat Co Stock   (83410)4233 - Burlington Steam Boat Co Stock (83410)
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I/C #15 R O'Malley 36 shares 1868 signed by President Paye. Nice Bay State steamer vignette. Inc in VT. 25c revenue stamp. Top creases. Prag Col...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*****x for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Potomac Steam Boat Co Bond   (83339)4234 - Potomac Steam Boat Co Bond (83339)
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$1000 bond #138 1878 signed nicely by Charles Chauncey Savage. Savage has direct lineage to Thomas Savage, who arrived in Jamestown, Va., in 1608 whi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to v*g for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Navigation Co of Coal River Bond   (105644)4235 - Navigation Co of Coal River Bond (105644)
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1869 $100 bond with nice gold print and 16 coupons, signed by Delafield DuBois and John Dryden Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: West Virgi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*******r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Wisconsin Shipbuilding & Navigation Stocks, 2 Different   (105594)4236 - Wisconsin Shipbuilding & Navigation Stocks, 2 Different (105594)
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2 i/u, Brown 1919, green 1919 Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Wisconsin City/County:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Decoigne City and Canal Co Stock   (83452)4237 - Decoigne City and Canal Co Stock (83452)
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Rare early stock. I/U #41 David Brigham 5 shares 1837 signed by President Cowles. The only reference we could find is for Decoigne in Alberta, Canada.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 375.00
Sold to i***y for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Victoria Steamship Co Stock   (83469)4238 - Victoria Steamship Co Stock (83469)
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I/U #19 CJ Michaels 300 shares 1902 signed by Director illegible. Prag Collection. Date: 1902 State/Country: Canada City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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White Star Line Stock   (105600)4239 - White Star Line Stock (105600)
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Issued White Star Line Ltd stock, 1927. Embossed with White Star Line seal. "The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as the W...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6******n for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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