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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Ore Car, Curved spoke   (106586)4140 - Ore Car, Curved spoke (106586)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Curved spoke ore car, approximate 1.5-2 ton car. FOB Salt Lake City. Note on all the ore cars: we have several people who can move these cars for you,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (1,150.00 + 253.00) x 1 = 1,403.00
 
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Ore Car, End Dump    (106581)4141 - Ore Car, End Dump (106581)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful ore car, end dump, straight spoke wheels. this is an approximate 1.5-2 ton car, a bit larger than 106580. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (1,250.00 + 275.00) x 1 = 1,525.00
 
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Ore Car, End Dump,  Curved spokes   (106580)4142 - Ore Car, End Dump, Curved spokes (106580)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice iron end dump ore car, appears complete. Curved spoke. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to P*******0 for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Ore Car, End Dump, solid center wheels   (106582)4143 - Ore Car, End Dump, solid center wheels (106582)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice ore car with the solid center wheels. Perhaps 1.5-2 ton car. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to c*****s for (1,050.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 1,312.50
 
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Ore Car, Incline   (106597)4144 - Ore Car, Incline (106597)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice incline ore car with attachments for rotational dumping. Approx 2 ton capacity. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,200.00
Sold to T*******4 for (1,450.00 + 362.50) x 1 = 1,812.50
 
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Ore Car, Iron   (106595)4145 - Ore Car, Iron (106595)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice iron ore car. Any other items that might appear in the photo do not go with the ore car. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/Count
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (950.00 + 209.00) x 1 = 1,159.00
 
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Ore Car, Long Flat    (106594)4146 - Ore Car, Long Flat (106594)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Long, short, flat ore car with solid wheels. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to y**********j for (950.00 + 209.00) x 1 = 1,159.00
 
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Ore car, Mixed wheels   (106590)4147 - Ore car, Mixed wheels (106590)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ore car with a combination of different wheels. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (1,000.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,220.00
 
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Ore Car, Side Dump   (106596)4148 - Ore Car, Side Dump (106596)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic side dump ore car, typical of those used in modern times. Probably a 2-3 ton car. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,200.00
Sold to j*****0 for (900.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,125.00
 
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Ore Car, Solid Wheels   (106585)4149 - Ore Car, Solid Wheels (106585)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximate 1.2-2 ton ore car with solid wheels, end dump, single strap reinforced sides at center. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to T*******4 for (1,050.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 1,312.50
 
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Ore Car, Solid Wheels   (106589)4150 - Ore Car, Solid Wheels (106589)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Solid wheel ore car, center post reinforcement, appears the same as 106585. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to T*******4 for (1,300.00 + 325.00) x 1 = 1,625.00
 
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Ore Car, Straight Spoke   (106587)4151 - Ore Car, Straight Spoke (106587)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice ore car, end dump, possibly the same manufacturer of 106585 since it is nearly identical, if not identical. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to P*******0 for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Ore Car, Straight Spokes   (106591)4152 - Ore Car, Straight Spokes (106591)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice ore car, perhaps the same make and model as 106585. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (1,350.00 + 297.00) x 1 = 1,647.00
 
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Ore Car, Straight Spokes   (106593)4153 - Ore Car, Straight Spokes (106593)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
nice ore car with straight spokes. the items inside the car do not go with the car. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (900.00 + 198.00) x 1 = 1,098.00
 
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Ore Car, Straight spokes, double strap reinforced sides   (106583)4154 - Ore Car, Straight spokes, double strap reinforced sides (106583)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice end-dump ore car, FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to P*******0 for (1,700.00 + 425.00) x 1 = 2,125.00
 
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Ore Car, Two side Support reinforcements   (106592)4155 - Ore Car, Two side Support reinforcements (106592)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice ore car, the wheels are in light soil in the photo. FOB Salt Lake City. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (900.00 + 198.00) x 1 = 1,098.00
 
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Ornate Windlass Mining Spoon   (89348)4156 - Ornate Windlass Mining Spoon (89348)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spectacular silver mining spoon with windlass, chain and bucket on spoon shaft. Tiny gold nuggets on top, gold work under bottom engraving. Really dis
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 275.00
Sold to 2*****s for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Sluicing Miners Painting by C. Zelinski   (91513)4157 - Sluicing Miners Painting by C. Zelinski (91513)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rectangular acrylic painting of 3 sluicing/panning miners with a man and his mule in the background. Frame 33x52". Some wear on mountains and a...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Statistics of Mines and Mining West of the Rocky Mountains   (104599)4158 - Statistics of Mines and Mining West of the Rocky Mountains (104599)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Key reference volume. 805pp with index. Spine missing, boards detached Date: 1870 State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Sulphurets: What They Are by Barstow   (104594)4159 - Sulphurets: What They Are by Barstow (104594)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare 1867 assay hardcover, 120pp with ads Date: 1867 State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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