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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Parkside Rapid Transit Street Railway Stock   (84212)6200 - Parkside Rapid Transit Street Railway Stock (84212)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued and unissued #70, right edge rough. Prag Collection. Date: State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County:
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Estimates : 25.00 - 40.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Pennsylvania Railroad stock/bond   (86955)6201 - Pennsylvania Railroad stock/bond (86955)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The West Philadelphia Passenger Railway Co. Incorporated 1857 State of Pennsylvania. One certificate I/U # 472 3 shares @$50 par, issued Aug 5, 1859
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Pennsylvania-Conn Railroad stock (3)   (86969)6202 - Pennsylvania-Conn Railroad stock (3) (86969)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. The West Clarion Railroad Co. incorp 1897 State of Pennsylvania. I/C #2 for 29 shares @ $200 par, issued July 21, 1897, signed Joseph Bailey pre
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to D*B for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Peoples Passenger Railway Co of Philadelphia Stocks, (3)   (84222)6203 - Peoples Passenger Railway Co of Philadelphia Stocks, (3) (84222)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 I/C. #865 EJ Moore 34 shares 1893 signed by President Carson-creases. #241 Walker Bonream 100 shares 1882 signed by President illegible-left toning.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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People's Passenger Railway Stocks, 3 Different   (84224)6204 - People's Passenger Railway Stocks, 3 Different (84224)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 I/U small mint color, yellow #1189, large mint color. Prag Collection. Date: State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Phialdelphia Traction Co Stocks, 4 Different   (84259)6205 - Phialdelphia Traction Co Stocks, 4 Different (84259)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 I/C. #14540 Huhn & Glendinning 100 shares 1895, #3009 Chas Snish 100 shares 1891, #15632 Olive Supplee 2 shares 1921, #1585 Webster Dougherty ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Philadelphia & Gray's Ferry Passenger Railway Co   (106048)6206 - Philadelphia & Gray's Ferry Passenger Railway Co (106048)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 cancelled stock certificates @ $50 a share for Philadelphia & Gray's Ferry Passenger Railway Co. signed by president and treasurer Inc. b...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Philadelphia and Easton Transit Certs (4)   (84271)6207 - Philadelphia and Easton Transit Certs (4) (84271)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unlisted. Stocks-orange #20 Jonathan Mould 6 shares 1922 signed by President Sickler, blue 320 Jonathan Mould 6 shares 1922 signed by President Sickle
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Estimates : 50.00 - 130.00
Sold to 8********h for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad Stocks (2)   (84267)6208 - Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad Stocks (2) (84267)
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2 i/c. Olive #3 1955, purple #212 1946. Staple holes. Prag Collection Date: 1946-1955 State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to D*B for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Philadelphia Traction Co.   (105179)6209 - Philadelphia Traction Co. (105179)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Cancelled 18 certificates of Philadelphia Traction Co stock (12" x 8-1/2"), signed by president and treasurer. Raised seal bottom cen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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