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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The Slate Belt Electric Street Railway Co. (2)   (106068)4640 - The Slate Belt Electric Street Railway Co. (2) (106068)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
26 November 1900 incorporated Pennsylvania. # 1295 of 200 authorized, I/U, $500, 4% Second Mortgage Gold Bearer Bond certificate issued Jan 2, 1912
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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The Slate Belt Electric Street Railway Co. (2)   (106067)4641 - The Slate Belt Electric Street Railway Co. (2) (106067)
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26 November 1900 incorporated Pennsylvania. # 150 of 200 authorized, I/U, $1000, 4% Second Mortgage Gold Bearer Bond certificate issued Jan 2, 1912
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
 
 
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The South Carolina Railroad Co.   (106060)4642 - The South Carolina Railroad Co. (106060)
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Incorp. !844 & 1866 South Carolina. Operated in South Carolina from 1843 to 1894, when it was succeeded by the Southern Railway. It was forme...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to R********t for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The South Mountain Railroad Co    (105567)4643 - The South Mountain Railroad Co (105567)
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Incorp. May 5, 1854. The name was changed to the Harrisburg and Hamburg Railroad on March 17, 1859, but was changed back to "South Mountain Ra...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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The South Mountain Railroad Co.   (105568)4644 - The South Mountain Railroad Co. (105568)
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Incorp. May 5, 1854. The name was changed to the Harrisburg and Hamburg Railroad on March 17, 1859, but was changed back to "South Mountain Ra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Two Pennsylvania RR stocks   (88772)4645 - Two Pennsylvania RR stocks (88772)
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1. Westend, Angora & Park Passenger Railway Co., I/C, #149 for 3 shares @ $50 par, issued July 19, 1879 for Nathan J. Campion. Signed by presi...
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Estimates : 90.00 - 140.00
Sold to D******a for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Wilmington and Reading Railroad Co   (88747)4646 - Wilmington and Reading Railroad Co (88747)
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#2435 $100 7% 32 year bearer bond issued March 1 1870 signed by Hugh Estule President, black, embossed seal, 100 red underprint, four vignettes: Pen
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Estimates : 110.00 - 150.00
Sold to i***y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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New York,  Providence and Boston Railroad Co   (88908)4647 - New York, Providence and Boston Railroad Co (88908)
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July 1, 1833 incorporated State of Rhode Island. U/U black border w/ wide left margin and vignette of topless woman leaning against wheel, top vign
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*****s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Providence, Warren & Bristol Railroad Bond   (84918)4648 - Providence, Warren & Bristol Railroad Bond (84918)
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Unlisted. I/C #97 $1000 6% bond, signed by President illegible. "The Providence, Warren and Bristol Railroad was a railroad in Rhode Island th...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Providence, Warren & Bristol Railroad Stocks (5)   (84917)4649 - Providence, Warren & Bristol Railroad Stocks (5) (84917)
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Mostly unlisted in 1st edition. Blue I/C #412 W ?? 1 share 1857. I/C #979 Edgar Dexter 1 share 1900-rear toning. I/U #739 Greene& Cranston 107 ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Greenville & Columbia Railroad Stock   (83241)4650 - Greenville & Columbia Railroad Stock (83241)
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I/U #1507 5 shares 1853 signed by President O'Neall. "The line traces its history back to 1845, when Greenville, South Carolina-area leade...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Savannah and Charleston Railroad Co   (105513)4651 - Savannah and Charleston Railroad Co (105513)
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Originally chartered in South Carolina, in 1854 to Charleston and Savannah until 1866 when it was chartered as the Savannah and Charleston until 1880
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to i***y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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The Savannah and Charleston Railroad Co   (105515)4652 - The Savannah and Charleston Railroad Co (105515)
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Originally chartered in South Carolina, in 1854 to Charleston and Savannah until 1866 when it was chartered as the Savannah and Charleston until 1880
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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The Savannah and Charleston Railroad Co   (105514)4653 - The Savannah and Charleston Railroad Co (105514)
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Incorp 1866 South Carolina. #408, I/U, $500 7% 20 yr State of South Carolina Bond in support . Issued Sept. 1, 1869 signed Alexander Isaacs, Presid
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to i***y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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The South Carolina RailRoad Co   (105569)4654 - The South Carolina RailRoad Co (105569)
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Incorp. 1843 South Carolina. #1732, I/C, $500, 7%, 25 yr. bearer bond. Issued April 2. 1866. signed illegible. BLACK, embossed seal w/orange rev
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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James River Valley and North Western Railway Co.   (104634)4655 - James River Valley and North Western Railway Co. (104634)
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Three certificates one issued and two unissued. Inc. 1909 in South Dakota. 1.No. 15. I/U, Issued for 42 shares @ $200 par June 1, 1918. Signed by pr
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*****x for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Mobile and Ohio Railroad (6)   (101267)4656 - Mobile and Ohio Railroad (6) (101267)
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1. #1470, U/U, Certificate of Deposit, dated187_, Black, vignette 4-4-0 train @depot l-r, coupons attached, EF.unknown printer. 2. #313, I/C, 25 sha
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Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to d*****x for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Memphis City Railroad Co. stock   (101392)4657 - Memphis City Railroad Co. stock (101392)
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#547, I/C, #547 for 100 shares of common stock @ $50 par, issued to F. S. Davis April 23, 1877. Signed F, B, Davis President, BLACK, embossed seal,
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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The Memphis and Ohio Railroad Co.   (102409)4658 - The Memphis and Ohio Railroad Co. (102409)
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#105 of 300 authorized. I/U. $1000 6% 10 bearer coupon bond. Issued Oct.1, 1856. Signed Robert Lofria President. BLACK, embossed seal w/ 4-4-0 loc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to i***y for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Houston and Great Northern Railroad Co.Bonds   (86934)4659 - Houston and Great Northern Railroad Co.Bonds (86934)
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2 bonds: One $1000 gold bearer bond, green border, unissued, two vignettes: top of train l-r, bottom: men loading cart, all coupons attached, AU cond,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to R******d for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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