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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Scranton and Binghamton Railway Co.   (105549)4440 - Scranton and Binghamton Railway Co. (105549)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorp. 1910 Delaware. #2030, I/U, 1 share @ $25 par issued Sept. 22 1914, signed F.W. Wollerton president. ORANGE, red embossed seal. vignette rai
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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The New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Co   (87034)4441 - The New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Co (87034)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporated Feb 12, 1867 State of Louisiana. I/U #2696 , $1000, Second Mortgage 8% Convertible Bond, issued Mar 8, 1867, signed James Rayms preside
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to N*******r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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New Orleans Mobile and Chicago Railroad Co bond   (87033)4442 - New Orleans Mobile and Chicago Railroad Co bond (87033)
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Incorp 1900 States of Alabama, Mississippi, & Tennessee. I/U . # C2216 , $100 Issued 5% 1st and Refunding Mortgage Gold Coupon Bond, issued Dec...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania/Maine stock/bond   (86968)4443 - Pennsylvania/Maine stock/bond (86968)
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1. Waynesburg & Washington Railroad Co., incorp May 1875 State of Pennsylvania. I/C #766 for 20 shares @ $50 par, issued Jan 17, 1908, signed...
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Estimates : 90.00 - 120.00
Sold to P******y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Ohio RR   (106080)4444 - Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Ohio RR (106080)
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8 certificates. 1. Two stocks Stuttgart & Rice Belt Railroad Co. incorp Arkansas.Both U/U, #33 and #110, $100 par common stock. BLACK, sunburs...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to f***2 for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Eastern Stated RR ephemera   (104678)4445 - Eastern Stated RR ephemera (104678)
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9 certificates total. 1. Two Schmick Patent Car and Rail Joint Co. Both BLACK, $50 par, gold embossed seal, signed by John Kutz President, vig
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to b****5 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Eastern U.S. RR ephemera   (105538)4446 - Eastern U.S. RR ephemera (105538)
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5 certificates. 1. Two Stalbans & Swanton Traction Co. certificates: Incorp Vermont, BLUE, 6% preferred stock, 4100 par, no vignette, embossed...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to b****5 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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New York and Pennsylvania RR's   (105539)4447 - New York and Pennsylvania RR's (105539)
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2 certificates. 1. Second Avenue Traction Co. Incorp Pittsburgh, Penn. Not numbered, U/U, $1000, 5%, 40 yr. First Mortgage bearer bond. Dated July
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to N*******r for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Sullivan Railroad Co.   (106084)4448 - Sullivan Railroad Co. (106084)
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3 certificates. 1. Two. The Sullivan Railroad was incorporated in Jul 10, 1846, Vermont. Both certificates BLACK, $100 par common stock. Embosse
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v*g for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Seaboard-All Florida Railway   (104679)4449 - Seaboard-All Florida Railway (104679)
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Two certificates. A subsidiary of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, incorp.January 7, 1927, Florida. Both certificates: I/C, $1000 6% First Mortgage
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******m for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Seaboard-All Florida Railway   (104680)4450 - Seaboard-All Florida Railway (104680)
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A subsidiary of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, incorp.January 7, 1927, Florida. #D1121, $500 6% 10 yr. First Mortgage Series A gold bearer bond.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******m for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Georgia Railroad Stock Certificates & Bonds   (107375)4451 - Georgia Railroad Stock Certificates & Bonds (107375)
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Lot of 7different. Included: Marietta & North Georgia Railway Co. ($1,000 bond, 1892); North Georgia Mineral Railway (stock no. 3, 1917); Centra...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad Co.   (106097)4452 - Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad Co. (106097)
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Formed by the consolidation of Alabama and Tennessee River Rail Road Company , Georgia and Alabama Rail Road Company and Dalton and Jacksonville Rail
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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The South Western Rail Road Co (4)   (106094)4453 - The South Western Rail Road Co (4) (106094)
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One of Georgia’s oldest railroads, the South Western was chartered in 1845 to build a railroad from Macon through southwestern Georgia to the lower Ch
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********w.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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The South Western Rail Road Co.    (105558)4454 - The South Western Rail Road Co. (105558)
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4 certificates. Incorp. 1845 Georgia. 1. #13832, I/C, 10 shares $100 par, issued Dec 14, 1886. Vignette top 4-4-0 crossing bridge, bottom eagle.
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Idaho Railroad ephemera   (104632)4455 - Idaho Railroad ephemera (104632)
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Three certificates. 1. Two Idaho and Western Railway Co. incorp 1909 Idaho. #3, I/C, 1 share @ $100 par issued Dec 31, 1909. BLACK, embossed seal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*******m for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Saint Louis, Jacksonville and Chicago Railroad Co.   (105522)4456 - Saint Louis, Jacksonville and Chicago Railroad Co. (105522)
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3 certificates. Incorp. 1862 Illinois. 1. #1064, U/U, $100 par share, BLACK, no seal, vignette 4-4-0 and cars r-l rounding curve, receipt attached.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to d*****x for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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St. Louis, Jacksonville & Chicago Rail Road Co.    (105523)4457 - St. Louis, Jacksonville & Chicago Rail Road Co. (105523)
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4 Unissued certificates. Incorp. 1862 Illinois. 1. #522, U/C , signed illegible, BROWN, $100 par shares, date 186_, vignette 4-4-0 r-l, revenue sta
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Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to N*******r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Illinois and Indiana RR stock   (105527)4458 - Illinois and Indiana RR stock (105527)
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8 certificates. 1. Six certificates of The St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad Co. chartered January 1851. U/U, $100 par, Henry Seibert &a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 170.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Illinois RR ephemera   (106100)4459 - Illinois RR ephemera (106100)
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3 certificates. 1.The Streator and Clinton Railroad started operations in 1899 and stopped service in 1900 for a total period of operations of 1 year
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********-.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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