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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Grand Junction Rail Road and Depot Co Bond   (83239)6120 - Grand Junction Rail Road and Depot Co Bond (83239)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
#8 $1000 6% bond. Signed by Thomas Hopkinson, William Whiting, Isaac Livermore, treasurer Robinson and President illegible. "The railroad was c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Stockbridge & Pittsfield Railroad Cert.   (86903)6121 - Stockbridge & Pittsfield Railroad Cert. (86903)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Certificates of Stockbridge & Pittsfield Railroad which was incorporated in Massachusetts on 20 March 1847 to build a 21.9 mile line from Stoc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Bay City & East Saginaw Railroad Co. Stocks (12)   (105703)6122 - Bay City & East Saginaw Railroad Co. Stocks (12) (105703)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12 unissued stock certificates for Bay City & East Saginaw Railroad Co. Vignette of railroad with ship in background. Printed: The Calvert L...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v*g for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Co.   (106113)6123 - Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Co. (106113)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 total certificates, 9 stock and 13 bonds. Incorp 1880 Michigan 1. Three Preferred stocks #614, 902, 905, I/C, 100 shares $100 par issued 1881-188
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Flint and Pere Marquette Railway Stock   (83247)6124 - Flint and Pere Marquette Railway Stock (83247)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issued cut cancelled #112 Samuel Farrell 100 shares 1868 signed by President Farrell. 25c revenue stamp. Left toning. Prag collection. Date: 1868 St
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 140.00
Sold to d*******f for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Gulfport & Mississippi Coast Traction Co. Stock Certificates   (107374)6125 - Gulfport & Mississippi Coast Traction Co. Stock Certificates (107374)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. Inc. in Mississippi. Issued 1914, 1918(x3), and 1920. Two punch cancelled. Brown border, black print, and streetcar vignette. Folds, creases
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Jackson and Eastern Railway Co. Stock   (83229)6126 - Jackson and Eastern Railway Co. Stock (83229)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/C #6 CW Sch? 1 share 1917 signed by President illegible. "The Jackson & Eastern Railway was incorporated in Mississippi on January 24, 19...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Louisiana and Missouri River Railroad Co. Stock Certificates   (107381)6127 - Louisiana and Missouri River Railroad Co. Stock Certificates (107381)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12. All are unissued but signed by the president and the secretary. Heavily punch cancelled. Black border and print, nice locomotive vignette.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Railroad Stock Certificates - Missouri Railroads (23)   (105205)6128 - Railroad Stock Certificates - Missouri Railroads (23) (105205)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
23 railroad stock certificates: 1) Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co - 17 2) Kansas City & Pacific Railroad - 1, 3) Missouri, Pacific...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to R******d for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Flathead City Railroad Ad Brochure    (56613)6129 - Flathead City Railroad Ad Brochure (56613)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
City and Great Northern, and Northern Pacific Railroads sponsored ad for the town of Flathead, Montana. Piece measures 21"x 12" (28"x...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 125.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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