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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Saratoga and Schenectady Rail-Road Co.   (105545)4560 - Saratoga and Schenectady Rail-Road Co. (105545)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 certificates. Incorp. February 16, 1831 New York . The line was opened for a total of 20.8 miles. All I/C, $100 par shares, BLACK on white paper.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 220.00
Sold to v*g for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Saratoga and Whitehall Rail Road Co.'s   (105544)4561 - Saratoga and Whitehall Rail Road Co.'s (105544)
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Incorp New York 1855 and stopped service in 1868. #547, I/C, $1000, 7%, 20 yr. Mortgage bearer bond. Issued Jan. 1, 1866. Signed Pat Cook, preside
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Sea View Railroad Co   (104683)4562 - Sea View Railroad Co (104683)
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Four Certificates. All: $50 par shares, BLACK on white paper, embossed seal, no vignette, Slote & Janes Stationers printer. #5, I/C, issued...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Seaboard Air Line Railway Co.   (104682)4563 - Seaboard Air Line Railway Co. (104682)
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6 stock certificates. 1. Two "less than 100 shares", I/U, vignettes allegorical female seated on agriculture products, American Bank Not...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*******m for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Smith's Rail-Road Air-Light Co.   (106096)4564 - Smith's Rail-Road Air-Light Co. (106096)
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Incorp 1865 New York. #30, I/U, $500 bearer bond, due 1867. Issued April 15, 1865, signed by Pres. BLACK, embossed green seal, vignette top 4-4-0
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b****5 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Southern Railway Co.    (105564)4565 - Southern Railway Co. (105564)
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2 certificates. Incorp. June 1894 New York . Both, I/C, $1000, 7 %, , Equipment Trust Certificate, RED, vignette company logo over US map. Ame
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Southern Railway Co.    (105563)4566 - Southern Railway Co. (105563)
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2 certificates. Incorp. June 1894 New York 1. #0000 (specimen) , U/C, $1000, 1 7/8%, 10 yr, Equipment Trust Certificate . ISSUED April 15, 194
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Southern Railway Co.    (105562)4567 - Southern Railway Co. (105562)
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2 certificates. Incorp. June 1894 New York 1. #4885, I/C, $1000, 6%, Equipment Trust Certificate (#11 of 1968), due 1977. ISSUED March 1, 196
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Southern Railway Co.    (105561)4568 - Southern Railway Co. (105561)
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2 certificates. Incorp. June 1894 New York 1. #2111, I/C, $1000, 9%, 3 yr, Equipment Trust Certificate (#3 of 1975). ISSUED SEPT 15, 1975. P
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to p*******m for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Syracuse, Binghamton and New York Railroad Co.   (106081)4569 - Syracuse, Binghamton and New York Railroad Co. (106081)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Syracuse and Binghamton Railroad was established on August 18, 1851, and opened for business on October 18, 1854.[1] The road merged in 1856 into
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway Bond   (84258)4570 - Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway Bond (84258)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unlisted #28 $500 signed by President illegible. Town of Schroeppel, NY. "The Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railroad was chartered on November 2...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Town of Sandy Creek, Syracuse Northern Railroad Co   (106075)4571 - Town of Sandy Creek, Syracuse Northern Railroad Co (106075)
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sued by the State of New York, town of Sandy Creek in aid of the Syracuse Northern Railroad Co. .#313, I/C, $100 7% 20 yr bearer bond. Issued March
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Oregon, Idaho,Washington RR   (103225)4572 - Oregon, Idaho,Washington RR (103225)
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6 certificates. 1. Lewiston, Nezperce and Eastern Railroad, Co. Incorp. March 29, 1915 Idaho. #254, U/U, common stock @ $100 par. BLACK, Printer GO
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Estimates : 80.00 - 110.00
Sold to t********f for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co. Stock Certificates   (107356)4573 - Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co. Stock Certificates (107356)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different. Issued 1944-1965, punch cancelled. Brown, orange, or green borders, locomotive vignette. Hamilton Bank Note Co. Folds, light wear.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to N*******r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Ohio RR bonds   (105546)4574 - Ohio RR bonds (105546)
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2 certificates. 1. Sandusky, Mansfield & Newark Rail Road Co. of Ohio, incorp. in 1846. #113, I/C, $15 Fractional Funded Bond Certificate iss...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Ohio RR ephemera   (105532)4575 - Ohio RR ephemera (105532)
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4 certificates. 1. The Sandusky and Columbus ShortLIne Railway Co. Incorp Ohio 1891 and stopped service in 1893. #2832, I/U, $1000 5%, 50 yr. Firs
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Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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City Railway Stock   (83258)4576 - City Railway Stock (83258)
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I/U #1684 Samuel Markham 3 shares 1937 signed by VP illegible. Punch holes. Prag Collection. Date: 1937 State/Country: Ohio City/County:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Lake Erie and Louisville Railway Bond   (85121)4577 - Lake Erie and Louisville Railway Bond (85121)
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#1080 7% gold bond, orange underprint signed by Rawson. Consolidation of the Fremont, Lima, and Union and the Lake Erie and Pacific Railroads. Ken P
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to p*******m for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Little Miami Railroad Stocks and Dividend Cert, 5 Different   (84949)4578 - Little Miami Railroad Stocks and Dividend Cert, 5 Different (84949)
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I/C #23136 Irwin Ballman 3 shares 1909, 32040 10 shares 1853, #45821 W Scarborough 100 shares 1862, 1 unissued. Dividend cert-1855. Nice vignettes. K
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Scioto and Hocking Valley Rail Road Stock   (83265)4579 - Scioto and Hocking Valley Rail Road Stock (83265)
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#662 $1000 7% first mortgage bond signed by President Spencer. In 1849 The Scioto and Hocking Valley Railroad, which eventually was absorbed by the B
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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