Summer Americana Auction--July 2019

Auction Details

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

Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
General Americana Part I
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Misc Americana Collectibles

Day 2 (Fri, July 12) Lots 2000-2670

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)

Day 3 (Sat,July 13) Lots 3000-3855

Mining Part I

Day 4 (Sun, July 14) Lots 4000-4808

Mining Part I
(New Jersey-End)
Postal History
Wells Fargo & Express

Day 5 (Mon, July 15) Lots 5000-6487

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Civil War
General Americana
Native Americana

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Albe Mining Company Stock Certificate   (104015)4010 - Albe Mining Company Stock Certificate (104015)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cert. #39, issued to M Campbell and signed by Albe Holmes as president. Holmes was one of the first to arrive in Dakota Territory, as he came in on th
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Keystone South Dakota Stock Certs. (2)   (106029)4011 - Keystone South Dakota Stock Certs. (2) (106029)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Tykoon Mining Company of Keystone, South Dakota, I/U No. 771 for 200 shares to John J. Smith signed by president (illegible signature); Keystone-H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to u***9 for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
Homestake Mining Company Stock Certificate, Signed by Lloyd Tevis   (79069)4012 - Homestake Mining Company Stock Certificate, Signed by Lloyd Tevis (79069)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very attractive certificate from this famous Dakota gold mine signed by legendary businessman Lloyd Tevis. Cert. #7830, issued to Lounsbery & Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*********n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
Certigue Mining & Dredging Stock   (108092)4013 - Certigue Mining & Dredging Stock (108092)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/u #5803 SJ Sornberger 100 shares 1912. 2 dredge and 1 panning vignettes. Signed by president Fells Date: 1912 State/Country: South Dakota City/Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (50.00 + 11.00) = 61.00
South Dakota Mines (4 Stock Certs.)   (108150)4014 - South Dakota Mines (4 Stock Certs.) (108150)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Redfern Gold Mining and Milling Company I/U No. 239, 1000 shares to Reubin T. Hawkins (1904), signed by John Croft; Pennington Gold Mining Company, Pe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to j******d for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
Whitewood District South Dakota Stock Certs. 2   (108153)4015 - Whitewood District South Dakota Stock Certs. 2 (108153)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Golden Gate Gold Mining Co, No. 111 for 100 shares to Gardner Earbuaum(?), signed by President A. Borland. I/U; Homestake Mining Company I/C, punch c
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Texas & Oklahoma Oil Stock Certificate Collection   (104434)4016 - Texas & Oklahoma Oil Stock Certificate Collection (104434)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 19 pieces (17 Texas, 2 Oklahoma). Included: Cedar Rapids & Marion Oil Co. (1902); Equitable Land & Oil Co. (1902); Becky Sharp Oil Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 260.00 - 400.00
Sold to R******d for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
South Emma Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107198)4017 - South Emma Mining Company Stock Certificate (107198)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Little Cottonwood Mining District, Utah Territory (printed at top). Inc. January 11th, 1872. No. 105, issued for 300 shares to Chas. E. Gillett on Jun
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
Zero Death-Hercules Powder Tin Sign   (84831)4018 - Zero Death-Hercules Powder Tin Sign (84831)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Baccus Hercules Plant was opened in 1915. 32 x 51" hand painted tin sign in orange and beige. "ZD" for "zero Deaths" Po...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 750.00
Sold to b*******g for (125.00 + 28.75) = 153.75
Beaver County, UT Publications (6)   (86641)4019 - Beaver County, UT Publications (6) (86641)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Someone Should Remember by Brown, Moscow Silver Mines bound copies of mine docs, PhD thesis on Milford Flat Triangle and Old Moscow Mine, USGS Geology
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
Sold to w**********y for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50