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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Pittsburgh Grafton and Mansfield Street Railway Stock, #7   (84274)4620 - Pittsburgh Grafton and Mansfield Street Railway Stock, #7 (84274)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unlisted. I/C #7 James Callery 100 shares 1895 signed by President Kelly? Consolidated with West End Traction. Prag Collection Date: 1895 State/Coun
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Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny  Railroad Vanderbilt Stock   (84915)4621 - Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Vanderbilt Stock (84915)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/C #125 to Cornelius Vanderbilt 100 shares 1884 signed by President illegible. Pin holes, bottom wear. Ken Prag Collection Date: 1884 State/Count
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock   (83271)4622 - Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock (83271)
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I/C #119 W Vanderbilt 100 shares 1884. Signed by President illegible. Crease and pin holes. Prag Collection. Date: 1884 State/Country: Pennsylvania
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Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
Sold to t*****o for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock with Vanderbilt Sig   (84913)4623 - Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock with Vanderbilt Sig (84913)
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I/C #1860 to William K Vanderbilt 500 shares 1906 signed by President Illegible 1906. Signed on rear by WK Vanderbilt. Ken Prag Collection Date: 19
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Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock, #1A   (84904)4624 - Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Stock, #1A (84904)
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I/C #1A D Hastutt? 500 shares 1883 signed by President illegible. Creases, pin holes, tattered top. Ken Prag Collection Date: 1883 State/Country:
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to N*******r for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Pittsburgh,Binghamton & Eastern Railroad Company   (84412)4625 - Pittsburgh,Binghamton & Eastern Railroad Company (84412)
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Unlisted. Temporary Stock Cert. No.234 for 3 shares to Herman Seyter signed by President Lindsey Hooper & Amended Reorganization Plan, April 191...
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Schuylkill Valley Navigation and Railroad Co   (105512)4626 - Schuylkill Valley Navigation and Railroad Co (105512)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 certificates. Incorporated on April 14th, 1828 Pennsylvania, operated for 121 years. Two Black, $50 par stock certs, no vignettes, embossed seal w/
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Scranton and Northeastern Railroad Co.   (105525)4627 - Scranton and Northeastern Railroad Co. (105525)
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2 certificates. Incorp. 1888 Pennsylvania. #64, U/C, 450 par shares, dated 189_, no vignette, BLACK, orange underprint. #8, I/C, One share @ $100
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Estimates : 100.00 - 130.00
Sold to N*******r for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Second & Third Street Passenger Railway CO.   (105530)4628 - Second & Third Street Passenger Railway CO. (105530)
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4 certificates. Incorp. April 10, 1858 Pennsylvania. 1. Two, I/C, $50 par, BLACK, embossed seal, vignettes: bottom three horses. Top horse drawn tr
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Somerset Coal Railway Co (2)                                                                        4629 - Somerset Coal Railway Co (2)
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The Somerset Coal Railway started operations in 1915 (incorp) in Pennsylvania and stopped service in 1950 for a total period of operations of 35 years
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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