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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New York & Boston Rail-Road Stock   (83250)4740 - New York & Boston Rail-Road Stock (83250)
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I/U #133 Oliver Philips 3 shares 1859 signed by president Ely. Vignette of 2 trains and river bridge. 1 punch hole, upper left dogear. Otherwise nice
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to D******a for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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New York and Harlem Railroad   (106438)4741 - New York and Harlem Railroad (106438)
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Cancelled $10,000 3-1/2% New York and Harlem Railroad Co Trustee's Certificate cert # X 721 issued to New York Life Insurance Co. on Oct. 18, 19...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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New York bonds (3)   (105167)4742 - New York bonds (3) (105167)
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Cancelled 3 New York railroad bonds - Trustee certificates. 1) $1,000 5% 1st Mortgage Gold Bond for Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway. Certificate
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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New York Railways Corp   (105176)4743 - New York Railways Corp (105176)
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58 stock certificates for railroad stock from the state of New York. $1,000 New York Central Railroad 2nd Equipment Trust of 1966, cert. 3063 5-3/8%
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to D******a for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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New York, Providence & Boston Railroad Co stock   (105163)4744 - New York, Providence & Boston Railroad Co stock (105163)
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Cancelled (Jun 11, 1838) 50 shares of New York, Providence & Boston Railroad Co issued to Alexander Hamilton, certificate # 504 issued May 23, ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Norfolk & Western / Norwich & Worcester RR   (105193)4745 - Norfolk & Western / Norwich & Worcester RR (105193)
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Cancelled 23 Norfolk & Western Railroad Co., shares @ $100 each, countersigned and registered, raised seal. Printed: American Bank Note Co. Ne...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*****s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Northern Alabama Coal, Iron and Railway Co bond   (106439)4746 - Northern Alabama Coal, Iron and Railway Co bond (106439)
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$1,000 Northern Alabama Coal, Iron and Railway Co 1st Mortgage 5%, 40 year Gold Bond, certificate #336. Railway ran from 1895 - 1939. It was succeed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Northern Railroad Massachusetts    (79607)4747 - Northern Railroad Massachusetts (79607)
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Northern Railroad(Mass); 5 total, 5 varieties. Two 1848-1865, 1 cancelled; signed by Nesmith as president; four uncancelled; signed by Nesmith as pre
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Northern Railroad New Hampshire   (79608)4748 - Northern Railroad New Hampshire (79608)
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Northern Railroad(Concord, N.H.); unlisted variety on Cox. 7 total stocks, all uncancelled and signed by Stearns as president. Very good condition.
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Ohio Rail Road stock certificates - different   (105197)4749 - Ohio Rail Road stock certificates - different (105197)
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9 Rail Road stock certificates from Ohio including Little Miami RR (1), Mobile & Ohio RR Co. (5) and Mahoning Coal RR (3). Little Miami Railroa...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Old Colony and Newport Railway Company Stock Certificates with Five Different Revenue Stamps   (78774750 - Old Colony and Newport Railway Company Stock Certificates with Five Different Revenue Stamps (7877
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5 total certificates. All are signed and canceled; each one of the stock certificates has its own type of revenue stamp, four orange and one in blue
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Old Colony Railroad Company Stock Shares and Bonds - Massachusetts    (79613)4751 - Old Colony Railroad Company Stock Shares and Bonds - Massachusetts (79613)
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9 bonds and 6 shares. In a variety of colors and measurements; all i/c EXCEPT 2 shares that were issued and not cancelled. All in good condition. I
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Old Colony Railroad Corporation Bonds - Massachusetts    (79618)4752 - Old Colony Railroad Corporation Bonds - Massachusetts (79618)
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3 bonds in this lot. 1 has blue trim/white background and the other two are black and white. all i/c. 1848-1854. Date: 1800's State/Country...
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Paducah & Illinois Railroad Company Stock Certificates   (79622)4753 - Paducah & Illinois Railroad Company Stock Certificates (79622)
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2 certificates total; 1 is from 1918 and the other is from 1916. Both are black and white with some staining/small tears. Printed by Goes. Both i/c
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania Railroad stock / 2nd Mortgage loan   (105162)4754 - Pennsylvania Railroad stock / 2nd Mortgage loan (105162)
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Cancelled 6 Railroad stock certificates and Railroad 2nd Mortgage Loan, 1982 w/17 coupons, railroad check 1917. 1) 1 share of Mahoning and Shenang
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Pennsylvania Railroads   (105190)4755 - Pennsylvania Railroads (105190)
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26 cancelled stock certificates for Pennsylvania Railroads including Philadelphia Tractor Co, Philadelphia & Gray's Ferry Passenger Railway ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Co   (105192)4756 - Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Co (105192)
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20 Philadelphia Railroad stock certificates: 1) 2 Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Co. printed: American Bank Note Co - 5 shares cert #1491 rai
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co   (105184)4757 - Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co (105184)
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1 cancelled certificate of 10 shares at $50 each of Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co cert # P21028 issued to Newburger, Henderson & Loeb on Apr 19...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Philadelphia Transportation Co   (105183)4758 - Philadelphia Transportation Co (105183)
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Philadelphia Transportation Company was the primary public transit operator in Philadelphia from 1940 to 1968. successor to Philadelphia Rapid Transi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock   (84279)4759 - Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock (84279)
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I/C #389 Chauncey C Depew 500 shares 1889. Signed by Chauncey Depew on rear. "Chauncey Mitchell Depew was an attorney for Cornelius Vanderbilt&...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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