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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Erie Copper Mining Co    (106206)4020 - Erie Copper Mining Co (106206)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5,000 shares of Erie Copper Mining Co ., certificate #266 issued to Wm Welden on March 14, 1903. Signed by president C.E. Albrook and secy., L. G. Br
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Kennecott Utah Copper Framed Photo   (88348)4021 - Kennecott Utah Copper Framed Photo (88348)
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Framed b/w photo of miners along RR track at Kennecott Utah Copper by WM Rittase. Photo approx 13x10" Date: c1940's State/Country: Utah ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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RPC's of Bingham, Utah   (106005)4022 - RPC's of Bingham, Utah (106005)
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Approx. 20 RPC's of Bingham Canyon, Utah; Whirling Electric Shovel at Kennecott Copper Corp. Mine; Lower Portal-Bingham, Copperfield Tunnel-Bing...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Utah Mutual Tunnel and Silver Mining Company Stock   (88137)4023 - Utah Mutual Tunnel and Silver Mining Company Stock (88137)
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# 44 for 100 shares to WMrs. ED Murfey. Signed by RS Law and president Eli B Kelsey. Dateline Salt Lake City, Utah Territory 1873. Miner pushing cart
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to m*****1 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Ohio Silver Mining and Smelting Company of Utah Stock Certificate   (108042)4024 - Ohio Silver Mining and Smelting Company of Utah Stock Certificate (108042)
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Certificate No. 236 is handwritten over printed No. 999 for 10 Shares. Incorporated at Columbus, Ohio October 12th, 1874. Issued to B. B. Eddy. Datel
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***4 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Utah Coal Mining & Coke Company Stock Certificate   (107200)4025 - Utah Coal Mining & Coke Company Stock Certificate (107200)
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Location of Works: Huntington, Sanpete Co., U.T. (printed at upper right). No. 308, issued for one share to Anna J. Post on Sept. 20th, 1879 in Salt L
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Reno Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107212)4026 - Reno Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107212)
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Location: Lewiston, Utah Ter. (printed above the title). Inc. in New York. Low number 8, issued for 5,000 shares to GW Platt Jr. on Oct. 4th, 1800 in
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******n for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Mammoth Mine Framed Signs   (108029)4027 - Mammoth Mine Framed Signs (108029)
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Four framed signs from the Mammoth Mine. a) Mammoth Fire Signals" printed on paper, c 1910-20; b) Royalty notice to Lessees, 1933, 10 x 14"...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b*****s for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Mammoth Mine GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Sign   (108240)4028 - Mammoth Mine GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Sign (108240)
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Green metal sign, 20x28 inches, with white lettering and yellow rectangle highlighting the title "GOOD HOUSEKEEPING". The rest of the sign...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******g for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Mammoth Mine, UT Bell Signal Sign   (105129)4029 - Mammoth Mine, UT Bell Signal Sign (105129)
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Black letter on white bell signals with cloth backing. 47x23", right edge is heavily frayed. Sold as is, please inspect Date: c1910 State/Co...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Utah Mine Photos   (106008)4030 - Utah Mine Photos (106008)
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Approx 30 photos of mining scenes & blacksmith shop. Interesting photos from the late 1800's, showing the inside of mines (very precariously...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 280.00
 
 
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Daly West Mine Sign   (108242)4031 - Daly West Mine Sign (108242)
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Wooden sign with black stenciled lettering, approx 24x24.5-inches, which reads, "Do Not Touch Survey Stations // Anyone guilty of prying off br...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Empire Mining Company of Utah Stock   (88134)4032 - Empire Mining Company of Utah Stock (88134)
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# 2050 for 100 shares to Sigmund Wenstadt. Signed by HA VanPraag and FL Crowell. Dateline Salt Lake City 1880. Incorporated under the laws of Utah Ter
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***4 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Niagara Mining & Smelting Company Stock Certificates   (107210)4033 - Niagara Mining & Smelting Company Stock Certificates (107210)
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Lot of two different. 1) No. 284, issued for 1,000 shares to the company secretary (C. Harwood Schermerhood) on Jan. 10th, 1891. Also signed by presid
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*****s for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Northern Chief Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107201)4034 - Northern Chief Mining Company Stock Certificate (107201)
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Utah Territory (printed above the title). Inc. in New York. No. 116, issued for 200 shares to William A. Conway on January 11th, 1881 in New York. Sig
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***4 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Evergreen Mining Association Stock Certificate   (107208)4035 - Evergreen Mining Association Stock Certificate (107208)
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Location of Works: Little Cottonwood Mining District, Utah Territory (printed left of vignette). Inc. Nov. 3rd, 1874. Low number 11, issued for 360 sh
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****1 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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San Francisco Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107205)4036 - San Francisco Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107205)
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Emma Hill, Little Cottonwood District, Utah Territory (printed under title). Inc. Oct. 19th, 1871. No. 35, issued for 50 shares to Geo. W. Snell on Oc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Saturn Silver Mining Co. of Utah, Ltd. Stock Certificate   (107206)4037 - Saturn Silver Mining Co. of Utah, Ltd. Stock Certificate (107206)
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Share Warrant No. 899 issued for one share on December 15th, 1871. Signed by directors Crawford and Blyth and secretary Wilkinson. Not cancelled. Blac
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Victoria & Imperial Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107209)4038 - Victoria & Imperial Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107209)
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Little Cottonwood, Utah Territory (printed at top and bottom center). Inc. Sept. 1872. No. 1085, issued for 100 shares to Geo. S. Kennedy on Nov. 11th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Sacramento Pioneer Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107199)4039 - Sacramento Pioneer Mining Company Stock Certificate (107199)
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Location of Mine: Parley's Park, Summit and Wasatch Counties, Utah (printed below title). Inc. April 1874. Dateline Sacramento, Cal. April 27th,...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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