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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Bloomsburg Rail Road Iron Company    (83103)6250 - Bloomsburg Rail Road Iron Company (83103)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued and cancelled stock dated June 29, 1841. Possible specimen. Printed by John C. Clark. Ken Prag Collection. Date: State/Country: City/C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Blue Ridge Traction Company   (83106)6251 - Blue Ridge Traction Company (83106)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ten shares of Blue Ridge Traction Company, number 109 for Robert Lichty dated September 27, 1903. Signed by PM Snyder, Vice President. Possibly uni
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9***6 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Boston  and Main Railroad 10-Year Mortgage Bond   (83110)6252 - Boston and Main Railroad 10-Year Mortgage Bond (83110)
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Unissued Boston and Maine Railroad 500 Series F 6% 10-year Mortgage Bond due June, 1930 with stamps number 820. Chartered in New Hampshire on June 27,
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Boston and Chelsea Railroad Company   (83108)6253 - Boston and Chelsea Railroad Company (83108)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six shares of preferred Boston and Chelsea Railroad Company, certificate Number 71 signed by W. W. Wheildon, president on July 15, 1850.. Unlisted in
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Boston and Maine Railroad Preferred stock   (83109)6254 - Boston and Maine Railroad Preferred stock (83109)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four cancelled preferred stocks from Boston and Maine Railroad.1) 25 shares to Charles Stetson, signed by N. J. Hobbe, Vice-president. Cancelled Ja
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Boston and Providence Rail Road  Corp. Stock   (106183)6255 - Boston and Providence Rail Road Corp. Stock (106183)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19 cancelled shares of Boston and Providence Rail Road stock cert. # 1715 issued to William Parker on May 18, 1843. Signed by president and treasurer
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*********d for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Boston and Providence Railroad    (83136)6256 - Boston and Providence Railroad (83136)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One stock certificate / two Gold Debenture Bonds for Boston and Providence Railroad. Printed American Bank Note Company. 1) Cancelled 46 shares of c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to i*****s for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Boston and Providence Railroad & Transportation Co   (83115)6257 - Boston and Providence Railroad & Transportation Co (83115)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Boston and Providence Railroad and Transportation Company capital stock. 1) Ten shares of Boston and Providence Railroad and Transportation Company
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to i*****s for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Boston and Providence Railroad Corp.   (105711)6258 - Boston and Providence Railroad Corp. (105711)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
26 cancelled Boston and Providence Railroad Corp. Signed by Kawdon-Wright & Hatch, N.Y. Vignettes: train in center of picture, body of water i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation   (83138)6259 - Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation (83138)
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Cancelled Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation bonds with coupons. Payable January 1, 1865. The Boston and Providence Railroad was incorporated
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to i*****s for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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