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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Biographical Directory of Railway Officials of America, 3 Vols   (81514)4700 - Biographical Directory of Railway Officials of America, 3 Vols (81514)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 hardcovers. 1893 Railway age and northwestern railroader. 1896 Railway age and northwestern railroader. 1901 The railway age. Date: 1893, 1896, 19
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R******d for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Blue Ridge Rail-Road Co in So Carolina   (83105)4701 - Blue Ridge Rail-Road Co in So Carolina (83105)
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Five shares of stock Dated, April 1, 1857, No 342 Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to R******d for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Boston, Hartford, & Erie Rail Road Company   (83124)4702 - Boston, Hartford, & Erie Rail Road Company (83124)
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Uncancelled fifty shares of Boston, Hartford, & Erie Rail Road Company by Edward R. Richardson, number 2972 on September 23, 1868. Great Eye ...
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Buffalo and Erie Railway Company Gold Bonds   (83151)4703 - Buffalo and Erie Railway Company Gold Bonds (83151)
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Unlisted First Mortgage - 6/12%, 30-year Sinking Fund Gold Bond number M503, due July 1, 1954 with coupons. On April 14, 1832 the Buffalo and Erie Ra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Central Pacific Railroad Box Cover   (105257)4704 - Central Pacific Railroad Box Cover (105257)
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Framed and mounted on red velvet. Brass plate states " Central Pacific Railroad freight car journal box cover recovered from a CPRR wrick site...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m******3 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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City of Brownsville Rail Road Bonds   (83152)4705 - City of Brownsville Rail Road Bonds (83152)
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Unlisted $500 City of Brownsville Rail Road Bonds, No. 44 with revenue stamps and coupons, dated July 1, 1879. Issued on February 8, 1870. Lith.by St
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to i***y for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Cochran & Southern Logging Railroad Co.   (82215)4706 - Cochran & Southern Logging Railroad Co. (82215)
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Certificate #1 for 249 1/2 shares of Capital stock, issued on Oct. 17, 1924 to Company President J. O. Elrod. Uncancelled. Unlisted in Cox. Green s
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Connecticut Railroad bonds & stocks   (105700)4707 - Connecticut Railroad bonds & stocks (105700)
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1 Bond and 3 stock certificates for Connecticut railroads. Cancelled $500 7% Mortgage Bond for New Haven and Derby Railroad payable Feb 1, 1900. Tr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Ferro Monte Rail Road Company stock   (75849)4708 - Ferro Monte Rail Road Company stock (75849)
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Sixty shares of Ferro Monte Rail Road Company stock to Jacob Vanatta with revenue stamp. Founder's share for president, certificate #2. Signed...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to S*****3 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Fitchburg & Worrester Rail Road Co. Stock   (75844)4709 - Fitchburg & Worrester Rail Road Co. Stock (75844)
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Non-issue stock for Fitchburg & Worrester Rail Road Company stock. 100 shares on certificate 278. The Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad was a ra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Florence Iron, Phosphate & Railroad Company   (75838)4710 - Florence Iron, Phosphate & Railroad Company (75838)
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Number 6 Florence Iron, Phosphate & Railroad Company First Mortgage, Uncancelled Trustee Certificate, Five percent Gold Bond. Principal Due 193...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******n for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Frankfort & Shelbyville Electric Railway Gold Notes   (75806)4711 - Frankfort & Shelbyville Electric Railway Gold Notes (75806)
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$25,000 2-Year 6% Interest Gold Notes of the Frankfort and Shelbyville Electric Railway Company with coupons 1 - 4. Unlisted in Cox. Date: State/
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Franklin Rail Road Co Capital Stock   (75808)4712 - Franklin Rail Road Co Capital Stock (75808)
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Non-issued Stock certificate for Franklin Rail Road Company dated May 17th, 1839. Praq Collection. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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General Light & Traction Gold Bonds   (75852)4713 - General Light & Traction Gold Bonds (75852)
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Five Federal Light & Traction Gold Bond specimens. 1) $1,000 Gold Bonds due March 1, 1912. 2) 30-year Gold Bonds Convertible Debenture Gold ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to f***2 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Georgia Railroad stock (1) & bonds (2)   (105195)4714 - Georgia Railroad stock (1) & bonds (2) (105195)
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Georgia Railroad stock (1) and bonds (2). 1 share @ $100 each of North Georgia Mineral Railway stock certificate # 8 issued to John A. Sibley on Nov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Georgia, N & S Carolina bonds & Georgia RR   (105194)4715 - Georgia, N & S Carolina bonds & Georgia RR (105194)
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1) Cancelled 1 share @ $100 each of North Georgia Mineral Railway cert. # 3 issued to Jack J. Spalding on Sept. 19, 1917. Black border, raised adhesi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to w******o for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Indiana Southern Railway Co 1st Mortgage Bond   (106427)4716 - Indiana Southern Railway Co 1st Mortgage Bond (106427)
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$1,000 1st Mortgage Bond for Indiana Southern Railway Co Certificate # 8460. Grey border, adhesive orange company seal. Coupons 2 - 60 still attache
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Jersey Shore Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway Co   (106314)4717 - Jersey Shore Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway Co (106314)
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Cancelled $10,000 1st Mortgage Bond Due in 1932 with 6% interest issued to W. H. Vanderbilt on Dec 19, 1882 cancelled Mar, 20, 1885 for Jersey Shore,
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jordan Electric Train Signal Stock   (106610)4718 - Jordan Electric Train Signal Stock (106610)
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Nice I/U #45 50 shares. Nice red train vignette. Date: 1892 State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Kentucky railroad stock (5) and bond (1)   (105692)4719 - Kentucky railroad stock (5) and bond (1) (105692)
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$1,000 Kentucky & Great Eastern Railway Co 7% Gold Coin bond, due Feb. 15, 1892 w/ 40 coupons. Chartered under laws of Kentucky. Green paper. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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