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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Pond Fork Railway Stock, #15   (84911)4680 - Pond Fork Railway Stock, #15 (84911)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unlisted. I/C #15 GB Nall 1 share 1918 signed by President illegible. 2c stamp, nice gold seal. Carried lumber and coal in Boone County, WV. Ken Pra
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Arizona,  Nevada ephemera   (104667)4681 - Arizona, Nevada ephemera (104667)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. 1. Oregon Trunk lIne, Inc. State of Nevada 300 Shares, I/C, #2, to L.J, Gregory June 9, 1906 signed L.J. Gregory Secretary. Gold e
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Arizona, Utah, Calif. and Washington RR   (104666)4682 - Arizona, Utah, Calif. and Washington RR (104666)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 stocks and 1 bond. 1. Pacific Electric Railway Co. (known as Red Cars) incorp 1901 California. Specimen, U/C, $100,000 50 yr Refunding Mortgage
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Calif and Washington RR emphemera   (104669)4683 - Calif and Washington RR emphemera (104669)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 certificates. 1. Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad Co. incorp. California. #1, I/C,$1000 5 1/2 % 25 yr. Sinking Fund Gold bearer bond, due 1943.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
Sold to f***2 for (100.00 + 25.00) = 125.00
 
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Oregon, California Railway ephemera   (104675)4684 - Oregon, California Railway ephemera (104675)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 bonds. 1. Portland Railway, Light and Power Co. incorp 1906 Oregon through the consolidation of nearly every transportation and power generation u
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Estimates : 160.00 - 140.00
Sold to t********f for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Washington, Idaho and Utah RR's   (104674)4685 - Washington, Idaho and Utah RR's (104674)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 certificates. 1.Three stocks Portland and Seattle Railway Co. Incorp 1905, operated for 3 years. All BLACK, vignette 4-4-0 exiting tunnel, The Irw
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to N*******r for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Calif & Utah bonds   (104639)4686 - Calif & Utah bonds (104639)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two bonds. 1. Logan Rapid Transit Co. incorp. 1910 State of Utah. #3495 of 4000 series, I/C, $500 6% 20 yr. First Mortgage Gold bearer bond due J
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 225.00
Sold to f***2 for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Milwaukee and Minnesota Railroad Co.   (101334)4687 - Milwaukee and Minnesota Railroad Co. (101334)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/C, #351(?), 25 shares common stock @ $100 par issued Oct 11, 1865 signed Moses Knueland President, BLACK, embossed seal, w/ loco center, vignette t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to H*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway Co.   (101361)4688 - Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway Co. (101361)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two stock certs. $100 par, vignette 4-4-0 loco r-l men alongside, embossed seal, American Bank Note Co. #A15275 10 preferred shares issued Feb 14, 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to H*****r for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Northern Pacific Railway Co.    (102435)4689 - Northern Pacific Railway Co. (102435)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#M14326, I/C, $1000 3% 151 yr, General Lien Railway and Land Grant Gold bearer bond due 2047. Issued Nov. 10, 1896. BROWN, embossed seal, vignet
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to R******d for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Saint Paul Eastern Grand Trunk Railway Co.   (105516)4690 - Saint Paul Eastern Grand Trunk Railway Co. (105516)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 certificates. Incorp 1879 Wisconsin. Three certificates $100 par, no seal, vignette upper right men standing on logs in river. #A11. I/C, issued
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*****x for (70.00 + 17.50) = 87.50
 
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Laramie, Hahns Peak and Pacific Railway Co.   (102476)4691 - Laramie, Hahns Peak and Pacific Railway Co. (102476)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#A8806, I/U, 100 shares common stock @ $10 par issued May 19, 1913. ORANGE, embossed seal, vignettes top: left men cutting trees, center 4-4-0 l-
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to W********y.. for (160.00 + 40.00) = 200.00
 
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Laramie, North Park & Pacific Railroad & Telegraph Co   (104673)4692 - Laramie, North Park & Pacific Railroad & Telegraph Co (104673)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A short lived (1880-1900) railroad line in the U.S. Territory of Wyoming incorp. 1880. The railroad only made it to the Soda Lakes, 13.36 miles (21.50
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 180.00
Sold to l******8 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Laramie, North Park & Western Railroad Co.   (104672)4693 - Laramie, North Park & Western Railroad Co. (104672)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorp. 1901 Colorado. # 55, Specimen/cancelled, common stock w/o par value. Dated 19__. GREEN, no vignette. The Broun-Green Co. printer. EF cond
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 225.00
Sold to l******8 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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United Smelters, Railway and Copper Company Certificate   (84120)4694 - United Smelters, Railway and Copper Company Certificate (84120)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #4472 Filer and Sons 100 shares 1909 signed by President McCabe. Operated a 16 mile automatic Tramway from the Ferris Haggerty Copper mine to the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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4 Michigan Railroad stock certificates   (105158)4695 - 4 Michigan Railroad stock certificates (105158)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 Michigan Railroad stock certificates: 1) Cancelled July 18, 1895, 19,509 shares of Kanawha & Michigan Railway Co. certificate #A155 issued t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l******a for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Allentown Passenger Railway Company   (75866)4696 - Allentown Passenger Railway Company (75866)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty shares of cancelled Allentown Passenger Railway Company stock number 7, owned by Robert Yost with revenue stamp dated July 1, 1869. The Lehi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i***y for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Amador Railway Co.   (82210)4697 - Amador Railway Co. (82210)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certificate #1061 for 225 shares of Capital stock, issued May 3, 1909 to W. M. Watson. Signed by Adam J. Kasper Jr., President. Uncancelled. Bond #
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*******m for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Arcade 150 Cast Iron Train Set   (105681)4698 - Arcade 150 Cast Iron Train Set (105681)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Arcade numbered 150 locomotive with tender. Tender appears to have internal brass repair. 2 passenger cars. Aged nickel finish with light corrosion. N
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to D******a for (95.00 + 23.75) = 118.75
 
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Big Coal Railroad Company   (83121)4699 - Big Coal Railroad Company (83121)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cancelled one share of Big Coal Railroad Company for E. C. Colcard, number 6 dated October 1, 1902. Southern Stamp & Statry Co. Not listed in C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 50.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) = 150.00
 
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