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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Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad Co   (75823)6300 - Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad Co (75823)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
104 Shares of Fort Wayne , Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad Company. Certificate number 487. Dated April 10, 1890. Ken Prag Collection Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to h*********d for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Framingham and Lowell Railroad Company   (75821)6301 - Framingham and Lowell Railroad Company (75821)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stock from Framingham & Lowell Railroad Company 1) Cancelled ten shares, number 26 of Capital Stock including revenue stamp 2) Non--Issued sha...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to H*****r for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Frankford & Southwark Passenger Railroad Co   (75820)6302 - Frankford & Southwark Passenger Railroad Co (75820)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three cancelled stock certificates for Frankford & Southwark Passenger Railroad Company. 1) Stock Number 1518 for five shares dated Sept 21, 1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to a****y for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Frankford, Tacony & Holmesburg Street Railway Co. Stock and Bond   (75819)6303 - Frankford, Tacony & Holmesburg Street Railway Co. Stock and Bond (75819)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold Bond Certificate #165 for $1000, issued July 1, 1910. Uncancelled. Very good condition, coupons 28 - 60 attached, slight browning along fold, the
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*B for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Frankfort and Illion Rail Road Co. Stock   (75818)6304 - Frankfort and Illion Rail Road Co. Stock (75818)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Certificate #142 for 33 shares of capital stock at $25/share, issued Aug 7, 1890. Uncancelled. Good condition, browning at edges, small tear and crea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to N*******r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Franklin and Bristol Railroad stock   (75807)6305 - Franklin and Bristol Railroad stock (75807)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
December 13, 1847, $10 per share on five shares of the Franklin and Bristol Railroad. 3rd Installment.The Franklin and Bristol Railroad started opera
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to h*********d for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Freight Receipt    (105418)6306 - Freight Receipt (105418)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a nice piece of paperwork. It is some type of a freight receipt for $10.00. Signed by the book keeper, treasure and the president. I was issue
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****y for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Front & Union Street Railway Company   (75812)6307 - Front & Union Street Railway Company (75812)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cancelled One-Hundred and 50 shares of Front & Union Street Railways Company, number 23 to William Ferris. By the late 1800s, Wilmington City Ra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to N*******r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Fulton Chain Railway Company   (75832)6308 - Fulton Chain Railway Company (75832)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Non-issue of stock from the Fulton Chain Railway Company, certificate no 174. Incorporated in 1896, and opened that year. Reorganization in 1902 and o
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Fulton County Narrow Gauge (Extension) Railway Co. Non-issued Stocks   (75813)6309 - Fulton County Narrow Gauge (Extension) Railway Co. Non-issued Stocks (75813)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three non-issued stock certificates. #431 in fine condition with yellowing around the edges. #338 has an ink stamp over the the words Narrow Gauge,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****y for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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