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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Spring Garden Six Per Cent Loan   (106092)4600 - Spring Garden Six Per Cent Loan (106092)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#71, I/C, $1000 6% Loan Due Nov. 15, 1880. Issued Oct. 1, 1850 to Pennsylvania Railroad Co.. Signatures are cut out. This is a loan by the railro
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Five Pennsylvania Certificates   (106076)4601 - Five Pennsylvania Certificates (106076)
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1. Sunbury and Susquehanna Railway Co. I/U, GREEN, #138 2 1/2 shares common stock issued March 11, 1913. Vignettes of street cars top. Security ban
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Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
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Germantown Passenger Rail Way Stock   (83243)4602 - Germantown Passenger Rail Way Stock (83243)
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I/C #273 William Fisher 100 shares 1869 signed by President Warthman. Philadelphia are railway.Vignettes of eagle, 2 different women, men with horses.
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Greensburgh and Hempfield Electric Street Railroad Bond   (83262)4603 - Greensburgh and Hempfield Electric Street Railroad Bond (83262)
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I/U #41 $500 6% bond signed by President Jamison. Most coupons intact. 2 horse vignette. Operating outside Pittsburg, the Greensburg & Hempfield...
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Lackawanna Rail Road Bond   (85126)4604 - Lackawanna Rail Road Bond (85126)
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#407 $500 7% signed by President Jessup. Ken Prag Collection Date: 1855 State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County:
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Lackawanna Rail Road Stocks, 2 Different   (85125)4605 - Lackawanna Rail Road Stocks, 2 Different (85125)
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#821 $1000 red print 7% signed by President Jessup-several crease tears. Thick parchment like paper #963 $1000 red print signed by President Jessup, W
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LARGE and UNIQUE  Pennsylvania Railroad Collection   (104501)4606 - LARGE and UNIQUE Pennsylvania Railroad Collection (104501)
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These are all leases for property immediately next to the tracks of various Pennsylvania railroads. What is remarkable for these leases, they all seem
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d******0 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Lehigh Valley Railroad Stocks, 7 Different   (84965)4607 - Lehigh Valley Railroad Stocks, 7 Different (84965)
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7 different, mostly I/C. #81877 1891, #23845 1920, #30187 1912, #27742 1957, #64265 1962, #260661 1946, #271986 1946. Ken Prag Collection Date: S
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Lehigh Valley Transit Stocks, Two #1's   (84958)4608 - Lehigh Valley Transit Stocks, Two #1's (84958)
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2 I/C. Green #1 Thomas Biddle 100 shares signed by President illegible, $1 doc stamp .5" tear, creases. Orange #1 National Power and Light 545 ...
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Lykens Valley Rail Road & Coal Stock   (84926)4609 - Lykens Valley Rail Road & Coal Stock (84926)
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Unknown variety. I/C #253 Edward Faile 30 shares 1849 signed by president Hoffman. Ken Prag Collection Date: 1849 State/Country: Pennsylvania Cit
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Mt Penn Gravity Railroad Co   (101256)4610 - Mt Penn Gravity Railroad Co (101256)
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#83 I/U, 4 shares of common stock, no par listed, issued Oct 3, 1889. Signed John Rick President. black, rad embossed seal, "INCORPORATED 1889&...
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Neversink Mountain Railroad Co   (87005)4611 - Neversink Mountain Railroad Co (87005)
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Incorp. July 1889 State of Pennsylvania. I/U #51 for 10 shares @ $50 par, issued July 16, 1890, signed D.W Stehman president, black, embossed seal, vi
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New York and Penn Railway CO/ White Electric traction Co   (88761)4612 - New York and Penn Railway CO/ White Electric traction Co (88761)
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1. White Electric Traction Co. #20 , IC, 10 shares of common stock @ $50 par, issued Feb 11, 1892 To William Denny, signature blocked out, green, &...
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New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Co. bond   (88905)4613 - New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Co. bond (88905)
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I/C #1, $5000, 50 yr, 5 % terminal first mortgage gold bearer bond, issued June 13, 1893, signed but illegible, brown, embossed seal, vignettes : bot
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North Lebanon Rail Road Bond   (83251)4614 - North Lebanon Rail Road Bond (83251)
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I/C #10 $250 1858. Signed by President Illegible. Train vignette. corner missing, toning, pen cancel, rear ink bleed thru. Please inspect, sold as is.
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Pennsylvania RR stock/bond   (104685)4615 - Pennsylvania RR stock/bond (104685)
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Two certs. 1. Scranton, Montrose and Binghamton Railroad Co. incorp. 1919. #C1451, I/U, $100 , 6%, 40 yr, First Mortgage Sinking Fund Gold bearer b
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Perry County Railroad Stock, #11   (84253)4616 - Perry County Railroad Stock, #11 (84253)
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I/U #11 WA ? 1 share 1887 signed by President Mortimer. Prag Collection Date: 1887 State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County:
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Sold to l*******c for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Rail Road Stocks (4 different)   (84255)4617 - Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Rail Road Stocks (4 different) (84255)
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I/U #184 Geo Nelson 1 share 1856 signed by President Taylor. Unissued 1856, black, blue with train vignette. "operated in Pennsylvania and Mary...
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Philadelphia and Easton Electric Railway Certs (4)   (84270)4618 - Philadelphia and Easton Electric Railway Certs (4) (84270)
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I/U #32 JC Hallinger 4 shares 1908 signed by President Byars?-fair condition. Trust cert #35 6 shares J Mould 1908. Trust cert #236 Jonathan Mould 2 s
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Pittsburgh and Steubenville Rail Road Stock   (84276)4619 - Pittsburgh and Steubenville Rail Road Stock (84276)
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I/C #50 Charles Hotch? 20 shares 1859 signed by President Jones. Train station vignette. creases, small tears. Prag Collection. Date: 1859 State/Cou
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