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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Springfield, Mount Vernon & Pittsburg Rail Road Co   (106090)4780 - Springfield, Mount Vernon & Pittsburg Rail Road Co (106090)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Started operations in 1852 and stopped service in 1867 and ran from Delaware, Ohio through Mt. Vernon to Millersburg and ultimately became part of the
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Co. stock   (106303)4781 - St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Co. stock (106303)
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3 cancelled stock certificates for St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Co @ $100 each share. Inc. in Minnesota. Vignettes on top 1) left and right is ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Tennessee Railroad stock (3) and bond (1)   (105203)4782 - Tennessee Railroad stock (3) and bond (1) (105203)
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1) - $1,000 Memphis & Little Rock Railway Co. 8% 1st Mortgage Bond with 59 coupons, principal due Jan 1, 1904, signed by James P. Wallace, pre...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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The Rutland Railroad Co   (86937)4783 - The Rutland Railroad Co (86937)
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Chartered in 1843 by the state of Vermont to build between Rutland and Burlington. The Rutland Railroad (later Railway) was a fabled system located in
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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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Blue Ridge Railroad Bond  three RNs   (85763)4784 - Blue Ridge Railroad Bond three RNs (85763)
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Blue Ridge RR bond, $1000, 1869, three RNs, RN W2, two RN P5 on reverse. Castenholz p13. Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to r********n for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Two Northern Railroad Stocks with Revenue Stamps with Others   (79606)4785 - Two Northern Railroad Stocks with Revenue Stamps with Others (79606)
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Northern Railroad (Mass); 8 total, 3 varieties. Four 1847-48, 3 are uncancelled, signed by Nesmith as president; two 1859 on blue paper, signed by Ste
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 275.00
 
 
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Union Pacific and Western Colorado Railway Stock   (84125)4786 - Union Pacific and Western Colorado Railway Stock (84125)
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I/U #32 Gordon Buck 10 shares 1909 signed by VP Mink? Prag Collection. Date: 1909 State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*****x for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Western Pacific Railway Bond   (84103)4787 - Western Pacific Railway Bond (84103)
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Rare. Brown #115 $1000 first mortgage 5% 30 year bond. Most coupons intact. Locomotive and tender vignette. 3 blue stamps on front. Prag Collection.
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Western Railroad Books (4)   (63361)4788 - Western Railroad Books (4) (63361)
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4 hardcovers. Pacific Slope Railroads by Abdill1. 959 181pp, Henry Huntington and the Pacific Electric by Crump, 112pp. California Railroads by Fickew
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t****0 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Western States Railroad Books (5)   (106375)4789 - Western States Railroad Books (5) (106375)
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South Park Colorado Annual No. 12, Tracking Ghost Railroads in Colorado, Short Line to Cripple Creek CRA No. 16, Steam Cars to the Comstock, Rails in
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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WWII Postal Covers   (105247)4790 - WWII Postal Covers (105247)
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Lot of five pieces of postal history: 1 & 2) Two covers from the USS Colorado in Japan September 2, 1945 (the Japanese surrender was around this...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******0 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Miscellaneous Western Postal History   (107346)4791 - Miscellaneous Western Postal History (107346)
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Lot of 10. 1) Corner advertising cover for the Nevada Northern Railway Co., Ely cancel. 2) 1913 cover to John A. Stewart at Midas, Nevada, c/o the Esm
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Burauen Reopening Post Office Covers and Postmarks   (103324)4792 - Burauen Reopening Post Office Covers and Postmarks (103324)
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Group of three philatelicly important covers and postcards issued by the new American Post Master after the takeover of Leyte from the Japanese near t
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cruise Liners, Postcards   (105454)4793 - Cruise Liners, Postcards (105454)
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Approx. 150 chromolithos & a few RPC's of cruise liners of the 20th century, some have postal stamps. Steamer Christopher Columbus, coming t...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to r***6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Western Postcard and Cover Collection   (89811)4794 - Western Postcard and Cover Collection (89811)
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Approx 40 postcards and 15 postal covers, some Western railroad related. Kirby, Billings, Lincoln, Havre, Spokane, Seattle, Miles City, Butte, Aberdee
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Estimates : 85.00 - 200.00
Sold to x******6 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges (2)   (68002)4795 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges (2) (68002)
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1) Pay to Jonathan Wright $1,000. Oct. 19th, 1859. 2) Pay to Lydia W. Lane $67 in currency. July 24th, 1867. One orange 2 cent IR stamp attached in th
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 3***6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Corpse Waybill and Related Documents - Mendocino Outlaws   (86319)4796 - Corpse Waybill and Related Documents - Mendocino Outlaws (86319)
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The Mendocino Outlaws were a group of convicts who carried out a series of robberies and murders during exploits they planned during their time in San
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Start Price : 700.00 | Estimates : 1,400.00 - 2,800.00
 
 
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Globe Express Company Stock Certificate   (104358)4797 - Globe Express Company Stock Certificate (104358)
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Unissued. Inc. in Colorado. No. 247. Denver, 189- dateline. Green border, black print, and globe in the clouds vignette. Printed by the Homer Lee Bank
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to T******1 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Rare Wells Fargo Livestock Contract   (58109)4798 - Rare Wells Fargo Livestock Contract (58109)
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This contract is for James Shedden. It is for shipping one dog. Four regular sized pages! Includes instructions how to ship horses, mules, cats, birds
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to 3***6 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Choice RN Wells Fargo Check   (89803)4799 - Choice RN Wells Fargo Check (89803)
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Choice 1875 Owyhee Mining Co check with RN to DW Thompson $400. Nice condition Date: 1872 State/Country: Idaho City/County: Silver City
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to d********8 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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