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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Utah Mine Photos   (106008)4030 - Utah Mine Photos (106008)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 30 photos of mining scenes & blacksmith shop. Interesting photos from the late 1800's, showing the inside of mines (very precariously...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 280.00
 
 
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Daly West Mine Sign   (108242)4031 - Daly West Mine Sign (108242)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wooden sign with black stenciled lettering, approx 24x24.5-inches, which reads, "Do Not Touch Survey Stations // Anyone guilty of prying off br...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Empire Mining Company of Utah Stock   (88134)4032 - Empire Mining Company of Utah Stock (88134)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 2050 for 100 shares to Sigmund Wenstadt. Signed by HA VanPraag and FL Crowell. Dateline Salt Lake City 1880. Incorporated under the laws of Utah Ter
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***4 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Niagara Mining & Smelting Company Stock Certificates   (107210)4033 - Niagara Mining & Smelting Company Stock Certificates (107210)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two different. 1) No. 284, issued for 1,000 shares to the company secretary (C. Harwood Schermerhood) on Jan. 10th, 1891. Also signed by presid
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*****s for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Northern Chief Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107201)4034 - Northern Chief Mining Company Stock Certificate (107201)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Utah Territory (printed above the title). Inc. in New York. No. 116, issued for 200 shares to William A. Conway on January 11th, 1881 in New York. Sig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***4 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Evergreen Mining Association Stock Certificate   (107208)4035 - Evergreen Mining Association Stock Certificate (107208)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location of Works: Little Cottonwood Mining District, Utah Territory (printed left of vignette). Inc. Nov. 3rd, 1874. Low number 11, issued for 360 sh
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m*****1 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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San Francisco Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107205)4036 - San Francisco Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107205)
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Emma Hill, Little Cottonwood District, Utah Territory (printed under title). Inc. Oct. 19th, 1871. No. 35, issued for 50 shares to Geo. W. Snell on Oc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Saturn Silver Mining Co. of Utah, Ltd. Stock Certificate   (107206)4037 - Saturn Silver Mining Co. of Utah, Ltd. Stock Certificate (107206)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Share Warrant No. 899 issued for one share on December 15th, 1871. Signed by directors Crawford and Blyth and secretary Wilkinson. Not cancelled. Blac
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Victoria & Imperial Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107209)4038 - Victoria & Imperial Tunnel & Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107209)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Little Cottonwood, Utah Territory (printed at top and bottom center). Inc. Sept. 1872. No. 1085, issued for 100 shares to Geo. S. Kennedy on Nov. 11th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Sacramento Pioneer Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107199)4039 - Sacramento Pioneer Mining Company Stock Certificate (107199)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location of Mine: Parley's Park, Summit and Wasatch Counties, Utah (printed below title). Inc. April 1874. Dateline Sacramento, Cal. April 27th,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***4 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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