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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Texas Central Railroad Stocks (2)   (84137)4660 - Texas Central Railroad Stocks (2) (84137)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 different I/C. Green #91 Edgar Van Winkler 40 shares 1893. Olive #353 Moran Bros 25 shares 1895. " The Texas Central Railway Company was char...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R******d for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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The International Rail Road Co. of Texas   (102443)4661 - The International Rail Road Co. of Texas (102443)
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#1757, I/U, $1000 8% 30 yr. Second Mortgage bearer bond due 1904. Issued Jan 15, 1874. Signed Galusha Grow President, RED, embossed silver seal,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 275.00
Sold to R******d for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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The International Railroad Co. of Texas   (101283)4662 - The International Railroad Co. of Texas (101283)
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Originally chartered by the State of Texas for and completed 200 miles of track. This is one of 2000 bonds the State never delivered. #534, I/U, $1000
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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New York, Mass. and Texas RR ephemera.   (103229)4663 - New York, Mass. and Texas RR ephemera. (103229)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 certificates. 1. Midland Railroad Co. incorp 1850 state of Massachusetts. I/U stock certificate for 6% preferred shares @ $100 par. Dated 18__
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 140.00
Sold to j*********t for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Utah RR Date Nails (13)   (88357)4664 - Utah RR Date Nails (13) (88357)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tintic area date nails 32-54. Railroad unknown. Given to Jeff Pollock by Larry Henry.Geff Pollock Collection Date: State/Country: Utah City/County
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Mount Hood Railroad Co.   (102434)4665 - Mount Hood Railroad Co. (102434)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#358 of 1000 authorized, I/C, $500 6% 20 yr. First Mortgage Gold bearer bond due 1927. Issued jan 1, 1907 signed W.H. Eules President, BURNT ORANGE,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t********f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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New East Tintic Railway Co   (104647)4666 - New East Tintic Railway Co (104647)
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Incorp. 1896, Utah. The New East Tintic was originally the private property of James A. Cunningham. #2, I/U, for 1 share no par value given. Iss
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to p******n for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Utah ephemera   (104652)4667 - Utah ephemera (104652)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 pieces. 1. Ogden Rapid Transit Co. Incorp 1900 Utah. Two BLACK, I/U, $100 par, vignette eagle wings spread, embossed seal. "ONE HUNDRED DOL...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to f***2 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Utah Idaho Central Railroad Bond   (84116)4668 - Utah Idaho Central Railroad Bond (84116)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued. #1513 first and refunding mortgage 20 year gold bond 1920. Prag Collection. Date: 1920 State/Country: Utah City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Southern Railway Co.    (105560)4669 - Southern Railway Co. (105560)
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4 certificates. Incorp. June 1894 Virginia. 1. #127726, I/C, 50 shares preferred @ $50 par. Issued Jan 21, 1955. RED, PREFERRED in red underprint,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R******d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Southern Railway Co.    (105559)4670 - Southern Railway Co. (105559)
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3 certificates. Incorp June 1894. All $100 par, I/C, embossed seal, vignette top loco in rail yard scene. Stock type in certificate color underprin
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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The Pacific Coast Express Co.   (104665)4671 - The Pacific Coast Express Co. (104665)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four certificates. Incorp. March 1903 Washington. All are BLACK, gold corp seals, signed John Bagley President, vignette 4-4-0 existing tunnel, sunb
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to t********f for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Pacific Coast Express Stock   (84211)4672 - Pacific Coast Express Stock (84211)
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Unlisted. I/U #6 Edward Cookingham 7 shares 1903 signed by Presidend Bayley. Date: 1903 State/Country: Washington City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to N*******r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Puget Sound, Chelan & Spokane Railway Co.   (103236)4673 - Puget Sound, Chelan & Spokane Railway Co. (103236)
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Incorp State of Washington 1910. #1583, I/U, 833 shares stock @ $1.00 par issued Susie Shenk Sept 21, 1910, signed Giles Shaw V.P. GREEn, embossed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Snohomish Valley Railway Bond   (84154)4674 - Snohomish Valley Railway Bond (84154)
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Choice bond with all coupons attached. #2593 first mortgage 5% 30 year gold bond signed by President Cochran. Prag Collection. Date: 1906 State/Cou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*******m for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Snohomish Valley Railway Stock   (84156)4675 - Snohomish Valley Railway Stock (84156)
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Rare stock vs. the more common bonds. I/U #23 Phil Dieringer 50 shares 1905 signed by President Cochran. Prag Collection. Date: 1905 State/Country:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Spokane, Valley & Northern Railway Company Stock   (84145)4676 - Spokane, Valley & Northern Railway Company Stock (84145)
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I/U #250 Paul Kouba 100 shares 1917 signed by President illegible. Mountain and industrial vignette. Prag Collection. Date: 1917 State/Country: Was
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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The Queen City Railway Co (of Seattle)   (103239)4677 - The Queen City Railway Co (of Seattle) (103239)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporates 1889 Washington Territory. #110 I.U, $1000, 1st Mortgage Sinking Fund 30 Year 5% Issued Gold Bearer Bond, issued July 1. 1889, signed W
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to 9***6 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Washington Northern Railroad Etc Bond   (84109)4678 - Washington Northern Railroad Etc Bond (84109)
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#304 Washington Northern Railroad, Oregon Washington Timer Co, Blazier Timber Co $1000 first and general lien 6% gold note signed by President Blazier
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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The Queen City Railway Co (of Seattle)   (103238)4679 - The Queen City Railway Co (of Seattle) (103238)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorporates 1889 Washington Territory. #1, I.U, $1000, 1st Mortgage Sinking Fund 30 Year 5% Issued Gold Bearer Bond, issued July 1. 1889, signed Wm
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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