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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Twenty-three U. S. Uranium Stocks   (104018)4160 - Twenty-three U. S. Uranium Stocks (104018)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes U. S. Commonwealth, Victory, United, Alpine n(with unique green vignette), Amalgamated, Black Hawk, Rocky Mountain (striking orange), Mullen-
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (140.00 + 30.80) x 1 = 170.80
 
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Two +LY NO ADMITTANCE Signs   (108249)4161 - Two +LY NO ADMITTANCE Signs (108249)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two embossed metal-on-wood signs, each approx 19x10-inch signs, and each lettered POSITIVELY NO ADMITTANCE. Both signs have embossed raised black lett
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Two Mine Signs DANGER and CYANIDE   (108247)4162 - Two Mine Signs DANGER and CYANIDE (108247)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two mine signs, smaller DANGER sign is 10x7-inches, and the larger CYANIDE sign is approximately 24x26-inches. See photo for lettering and condition d
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Two US Navy / Hercules NO TRESPASSING Signs   (108244)4163 - Two US Navy / Hercules NO TRESPASSING Signs (108244)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two NO TRESPASSING signs posted by the US Navy for an explosives plant operated by Hercules Incorporated. Each sign is 14x10-inches with faded black o
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Underground and Police Lamps (3)   (91528)4164 - Underground and Police Lamps (3) (91528)
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Carbide Autolite with 4.25" reflector, Dietz Sport 7.5" wick lamp, Dietz 8" police lamp-dent on rear nameplate Date: State/Country...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Underground Mine Signs   (108210)4165 - Underground Mine Signs (108210)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six wood underground mine signs. "900 level station signal 22 Bells"; "1100 level station signal, 2-2 bells"; "capacity of...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation Stock Certificates   (107364)4166 - Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation Stock Certificates (107364)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. Inc. in California. 1) No. LA20757, issued for 100 shares to J Barth & Co. in 1937. Printed signatures of president Robert P...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to w******o for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Pacific Airways & Steamship Co. Bond   (107369)4167 - Pacific Airways & Steamship Co. Bond (107369)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Nevada. Bond No. 1091, issued in 1931 for $1,000. Signed by the president and secretary. Not cancelled. Blue border, black print, and eagle vi
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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San Francisco Airport Bond   (107372)4168 - San Francisco Airport Bond (107372)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
City and County of San Francisco Airport Bond, 1945 Series C. $1,000. Issued Dec. 15th, 1946. Punch cancelled. Printed signatures of the mayor, treasu
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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California Aviation Companies Stock Certificates   (107350)4169 - California Aviation Companies Stock Certificates (107350)
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Lot of 6. 1) Universal Aerial Navigation Company. Fresno, California. Issued in 1902 for 50,000 shares. Signed by president Cowen (?) and secretary Jo
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Vega Airplane Company Stock Certificate -- Specimen   (107370)4170 - Vega Airplane Company Stock Certificate -- Specimen (107370)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in California. No. 0000, specimen. Punch cancelled through printed signatures. Red border, black print, and elaborate vignette with a mythologica
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to a********o for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Swallow Airplane Company Stock Certificate   (107373)4171 - Swallow Airplane Company Stock Certificate (107373)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wichita, Kansas printed beneath title. Inc. in Delaware. No. 0249, issued for 50 shares to William H. Kasten on Feb. 11th, 1929. Signed by the preside
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to s******n for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Storm King Aircraft Corporation, Inc. Stock Certificates   (107367)4172 - Storm King Aircraft Corporation, Inc. Stock Certificates (107367)
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Lot of 3. Carson City, Nevada (printed below title). All 3 issued to VE Edwards, two for 1,00 shares (1931) and one for 100 shares (1932). None cancel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6********u.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc. Stock Certificate   (107368)4173 - Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc. Stock Certificate (107368)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Delaware. No. 4746, issued for 25 shares to Ben Schaefer on Mar 18, 1929. Printed signatures of the vice president and secretary. Not cancelle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to s******n for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Peekskill Hydro-aeroplane Company Stock Certificate   (107363)4174 - Peekskill Hydro-aeroplane Company Stock Certificate (107363)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued. Inc. in South Dakota. No. 34. Orange border, black print, and great vignette of early airplane. Printed by The Brown-Green Co., NY. 7.75 x 1
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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"Southwest" Airlines Stock Certificate Group   (107362)4175 - "Southwest" Airlines Stock Certificate Group (107362)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different. 1) Southwest Airlines Co. Three different Specimen stocks, punch cancelled, two with vignettes of allegorical women.2) Southwest A
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a********o for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Utah Aerial Navigation & Power Co. Stock Certificate   (107351)4176 - Utah Aerial Navigation & Power Co. Stock Certificate (107351)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in Utah. No. 163, issued for 100 shares to HM Farney on Feb. 25th, 1911. Signed by president Flanigan and secretary Burl. Not cancelled. Black bo
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to a********o for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Aircraft Stocks (4)   (105628)4177 - Aircraft Stocks (4) (105628)
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Crescent Aircraft 1929, Chance Vought Aircraft 1954, Midwest Aircraft 1927, Cosmic Aircraft 1929 Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: City/Co
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********o for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Airline and Airway Stocks (13)   (105611)4178 - Airline and Airway Stocks (13) (105611)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 air stocks. Commuter Airlines, Robinson Airlines, Sun Airline, World Airways, Universal Airlines, Aerovias Sud Americana, Flying W Airways, Travel
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Airline Stock and Bond Group   (105617)4179 - Airline Stock and Bond Group (105617)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 30 airline stocks and bonds-United, Pan Am. TWA bonds Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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