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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City and County of San Francisco  Municipal Street Railway    (102469)4400 - City and County of San Francisco Municipal Street Railway (102469)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#45, I/C, $500 5% 5 yr. Municipal bearer bond due 1923. Issued Dec. 1, 1913. GREEN, embossed seal, vignette top electric street car #28 w/car passi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to N*******r for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Key System Bonds   (104638)4401 - Key System Bonds (104638)
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4 bonds. 1. ThreeUnissued/cancelled First Mortgage 6% Gold bearer bonds dated July 1, 1923 and due July 1, 1938. Two specimens: $500 , GREEN and $
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f***2 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Key System Transit Co   (104636)4402 - Key System Transit Co (104636)
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6 certificates. Incorp. June 1923 California. Originally the San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose Railway (SFOSJR), the company underwent several tr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to c********r.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale Railway Co. stock   (102458)4403 - Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale Railway Co. stock (102458)
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Two certificates: one unissued(EF) and #2, I/C, 100 shares @ $100 par issued to R.F. Hobart Sept. 9, 1889 , signed John Leross President, BLACK, no
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*****x for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Market Street Railway Co   (102421)4404 - Market Street Railway Co (102421)
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4 certificates and 1 bond. 1. Three Temporary Certificates, I/C, no vignette, embossed seals, all issued April 22, 1921 to M.B. Starring, all w/tra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
Sold to h*********d for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway   (103237)4405 - Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway (103237)
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incorporated in January 1896 California. #220, I/C, 10 shares @ $100 par issued June 19, 1905. BLACK, embossed seal. Vignette of scenic Mt. Tamalp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to N****M for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Nevada County Traction Co.   (104646)4406 - Nevada County Traction Co. (104646)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorp. March 1901, Calif. #83, U/U, stock certificate, dated 19__, BLACK w/blue checkered underprint, vignette electric street car , company name on
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to c********r.. for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Northern Electric Railway CO   (104648)4407 - Northern Electric Railway CO (104648)
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Three bonds Northern Electric Railway Co. 1907, Calif. 1. #D610, I/C, $500 6% Three Years Secured Gold Note bearer note. Issued May 1, 1911 signed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Oakland and Antioch and Eastern Railway    (104651)4408 - Oakland and Antioch and Eastern Railway (104651)
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4 certificates. Incorp. 1911, Calif. 1. Two ,I/C, #404 for 100 shares w/two revenue stamps and #824 for 52 shares @ $100 par, embossed seals, OR
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Oakland Traction Co.   (103231)4409 - Oakland Traction Co. (103231)
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Two certificates. Oakland Traction Co. incorp. 1906. #4088, I/C, 10 shares preferred stock @ $100 par issued Jan 24, 1911, ORANGE, PREFERRED in or
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Petaluma and Sebastopol Railroad   (104668)4410 - Petaluma and Sebastopol Railroad (104668)
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Petaluma and Sebastopol Railroad incorp. 1889 Calif. #178, I/C, 1 shares issued to R.S. Adams Mar. 13, 1889. Signed J.A. McNear President, BLACK, n
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 225.00
Sold to N*******r for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Saratoga & Almaden Railroad Company Gold Bond   (106652)4411 - Saratoga & Almaden Railroad Company Gold Bond (106652)
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Gold Bond from Saratoga and Almaden Railroad Co. at six per cent First Mortgage Sinking Fund (Twenty Years $500.00 Gold Bond) Due September 23, 1905.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*******m for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Sierra Railway Company Bonds (2)   (106654)4412 - Sierra Railway Company Bonds (2) (106654)
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2 Gold Bonds, Sierra Railway Company of California, I/U No.801 signed by president (signature illegible) 27 coupons attached, 40 year mortgage. Some
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Southern California Railroad Stocks With Nice Vignettes (2)   (83217)4413 - Southern California Railroad Stocks With Nice Vignettes (2) (83217)
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2 unissued stock with interesting vignettes. U/C Southern California Railway #642 signed by President c. 1800's with locomotive vignette. #3234 ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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The Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Co   (101301)4414 - The Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Co (101301)
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#255 of 750 authorized, I/U, $1000 10% 30 year First Mortgage gold bearer bond due 1894. Issued Mar 14, 1864 signed Chas. E. McLane President, BLACK
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****M for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Yuba County/ San Francisco and Marysville Railroad Co   (101290)4415 - Yuba County/ San Francisco and Marysville Railroad Co (101290)
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Yuba County in the aid of San Francisco and Marysville Railroad Co. #11 of 400 issued, $500 10% bearer bond , issued Jan 24, 1859, signed M. Presbur
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****M for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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The Sarnia, Chatham and Erie Railway Co.   (105526)4416 - The Sarnia, Chatham and Erie Railway Co. (105526)
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2 certificates. Incorp. 1876 Ontario, Canada. Both certificates BLACK, left side vignette of $100 par each, Bencke & Scott printer. #401, U/...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Central US RR ephemera.   (106109)4417 - Central US RR ephemera. (106109)
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5 certificates. 1. Soo Line Railroad Co. Incorp Minnesota. Specimen/cancelled. RED, common shares red underprint, vignette allegorical male/femal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to d****p for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Central US RR ephemera.   (105550)4418 - Central US RR ephemera. (105550)
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6 certificates. 1. Saginaw Transit Co. incorp 1923 Michigan. #1129, I/U, $1000 5% First Mortgage Gold bearer bond due 1949. IssuedSept. 22, 1923. O
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Missouri and Illinois certificates   (105548)4419 - Missouri and Illinois certificates (105548)
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2 certificates. 1. St. Louis Coal Rail-Road Co. incorp 1879 Illinois. #49, I/U, 55 shared $100 par. Issued Sept. 18. 1883, signed Andrew C. Buy
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 6****A for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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