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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Plymouth, Kankakee Pacific Railroad Co.   (106308)4760 - Plymouth, Kankakee Pacific Railroad Co. (106308)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
$1,000 1st Mortgage Gold Bond for Plymouth, Kankakee and Pacific Railroad Co., certificate # 2 - Trustee's certificate. Green border, adhesive ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Pougheepsie, Hartford & Boston Railroad Co. Stock   (106425)4761 - Pougheepsie, Hartford & Boston Railroad Co. Stock (106425)
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$1,000 2nd Mortgage Bond #209 Convertible at Par, Into the 1st Preferred Capital Stock of Co. 52 attached coupons. Issued in state of NY. Lovely v
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Railroad collection of 6 bonds   (106435)4762 - Railroad collection of 6 bonds (106435)
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6 cancelled railroad bonds some including coupons. Includes: Chicago and Erie Railroad Co 1st Mortgage Gold Bond due May 1, 1982; New York, Lacka
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Railroad Industry Directories, Two Volumes   (88668)4763 - Railroad Industry Directories, Two Volumes (88668)
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"Poore's Directory of Railroad Officials, 1891, Sixth Annual Number Containing Lists of the Officers of all Railways in North America and ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
Sold to f***2 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Railroad Lamps (3)   (91526)4764 - Railroad Lamps (3) (91526)
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Lot of 3 Railroad Lamps: 1) Clear glass globe, red color "Safety B&O, RR First; - Dietz Vesta"New York Central", Dec. Patent 1910...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Railroad Lamps (Set of 2)   (106000)4765 - Railroad Lamps (Set of 2) (106000)
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These 2 vintage railroad lanterns are Adlake Kero embossed. Both have red globes, a beautiful cranberry color. Marked UP on the top and made by Adams
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Railroad Lamps (Set of 2, Vintage)   (106001)4766 - Railroad Lamps (Set of 2, Vintage) (106001)
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2 railroad lamps: 1) Antique Vintage Adlake Kero Railroad Lantern with Cast Red Globe. The color is a cranberry color; 2) Adlake Kero stamped 245, The
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Railroad Postcard Collection   (105273)4767 - Railroad Postcard Collection (105273)
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Approx 250 railroad postcards, chromolitho, modern a few RPC's. Locomotive, station, bridges and moreSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D*****6 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Railroad Postcards and Schedules   (105334)4768 - Railroad Postcards and Schedules (105334)
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Approx 60 railroad postcards with several RPC's, 1957 B&O schedule, approx 10 plastic c. 1950's railroad calendarsSalvatore Falcone Coll...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*****6 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Railroad Survey Prints of the West, Framed   (84837)4769 - Railroad Survey Prints of the West, Framed (84837)
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Large frame of nine Railroad Survey, c 1855 original prints. Includes: Hell Gate; Shyenne River (sic); White Bear Lake; Raineer; Teton Valley; Fort Wa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to u********y.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Railway Equipment & Realty Co, 7 Different Specimens   (84209)4770 - Railway Equipment & Realty Co, 7 Different Specimens (84209)
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7 specimens. Blue, black, brown, dark brown, mauve, turquoise, green, red and orange. Prag Collection. Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to f***2 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Railway Pins / " Pictorial " / 5 Items.   (105362)4771 - Railway Pins / " Pictorial " / 5 Items. (105362)
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Item # 1 of 5: Embossed : Div.477 ( au ) / Motif : Red railway car / Oct. ' 09 ( ad ) //. 1 1/2"" in diameter, cream colored with bl...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company Stock Certificates   (78751)4772 - Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company Stock Certificates (78751)
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3 certificates total. All are signed by the president, MJ Hawkins on the 7th of Novemeber, 1861; issued and not cancelled. All are in very good cond
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Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
Sold to R******d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Reading Company Rail Road Stocks (Specimens)   (78753)4773 - Reading Company Rail Road Stocks (Specimens) (78753)
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5 total certificates. All specimens; 2 green; two slate and 1 gray colored background/trim. All in very good condition, hole punch cancelled. The R
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Ridge Avenue Passenger Railway Company Stock Certificates   (78755)4774 - Ridge Avenue Passenger Railway Company Stock Certificates (78755)
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2 total certificates. Both are signed and cancelled by E.R. Edwards, president; in good condition; some discoloration. Prag Collection. Date: 1872
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Scioto Hocking Valley  Rail Road Co.   (105511)4775 - Scioto Hocking Valley Rail Road Co. (105511)
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Incorp date Ohio not known exactly. #85, I/U, $1000, 7% First Mortgage 25 yr. bearer bond. Issued May 1, 1856. Signed E.A. Spencer, President. BLA
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*****x for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Sea Beach Railway Company   (79602)4776 - Sea Beach Railway Company (79602)
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Group of (13) cancelled Sea Beach Railway Company certificates. These numbered certificates have all been signed and executed, with the majority of t
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Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
Sold to f***2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Seaboard Air Line Railway Co.   (104681)4777 - Seaboard Air Line Railway Co. (104681)
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Four Certificates. The Seaboard Air-Line System name for marketing purposes began 1881.Before air travel air line was a common term for the shortest
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Seaboard Air Line Railway Company Stocks Group   (79603)4778 - Seaboard Air Line Railway Company Stocks Group (79603)
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Large group of (20) certificates. Two types, the majority of which are smaller 8" x 11" format common stock certificates. The (4) larger 8...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Second & Third Street Passenger Railway Company Stock Certificates   (78766)4779 - Second & Third Street Passenger Railway Company Stock Certificates (78766)
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10 total certificates. All are signed and canceled; vignette of a horse drawn trolly car with a state building in the background. All are in good co
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
 
 
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