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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Goldfield, NV and Other Modern Stocks Collection   (89801)5300 - Goldfield, NV and Other Modern Stocks Collection (89801)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 25 Goldfield Con Mines stocks, 6 Tobacco Products Corp, American Tobacco, Howard Johnson, Morton Norwich, 6 Lum's and more Date: State...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 55.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Great Bend Mining Certificates   (53679)5301 - Great Bend Mining Certificates (53679)
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Located in the gut of Goldfield, NV. Great Bend Annex Mines Co. I/U to Winthorp Smith & Co. 1907 #791, 792 and 798,100 shares each. 8" x 11...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to f***2 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Gibraltar Mines Syndicate Stock Certificate   (78562)5302 - Gibraltar Mines Syndicate Stock Certificate (78562)
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Two checks from Goldfield, a prospectus for gold notes, and a stock certificate from Gibraltar Mines Syndicate . Date: State/Country: Nevada City/
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 85.00
 
 
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Curtain Swags / Silent Move Theater / 15 Items.   (105391)5303 - Curtain Swags / Silent Move Theater / 15 Items. (105391)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here is a very special item. It is a collection of different colored curtain swags with tie backs that came from a theater, that only showed " ...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Tahoe Guest Ranch, Inc. Stock Certificate   (107361)5304 - Tahoe Guest Ranch, Inc. Stock Certificate (107361)
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Rare Tahoe stock. Inc. in Nevada, 1937. Low no. B7, issued for 300 shares to Morin on Sept. 18th, 1937. Signed by president Paul C. Young and secretar
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6******n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Pioche and Eureka, Nevada Checks   (74486)5305 - Pioche and Eureka, Nevada Checks (74486)
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Lot of five. 1) WE Griffin Banker / Wells Fargo 1884 check. Pioche. Nice green on white design. 2) 1922 St. John Lodge, Masons, Pioche check. Black on
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Framed Pyramid lake, NV Facts and Photo   (87633)5306 - Framed Pyramid lake, NV Facts and Photo (87633)
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Framed facts about Western Nevada, copy of 1844 John Fremont letter describing Pyramid Lake and lake photo. 24x28" Date: State/Country: Nev...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Orr Water Ditch Company Legal Papers   (25520)5307 - Orr Water Ditch Company Legal Papers (25520)
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This is Equity No. A-3, a Recommended Temporary Restraining Order, 88 pages. Cover is torn slightly. In 1913 the United States filed in the U.S. Distr
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Bullion and Exchange Bank Certificate issued to J.B. Overton   (52670)5308 - Bullion and Exchange Bank Certificate issued to J.B. Overton (52670)
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Issued to J. B.Overton 1899 # 57 for 9 shares, "one of the well-and favorably known citizens of Virginia City, who has been identified with the...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 5******r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Dr. Charles O Gasho Glasses and Case   (48127)5309 - Dr. Charles O Gasho Glasses and Case (48127)
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The case is in very nice condition; a hard plastic material, inside is a gold color foil placard "Dr. Chas. O. Gasho / Optometrist / Reno - Ne...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Premier Paymaster Mines Company   (51541)5310 - Premier Paymaster Mines Company (51541)
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Porcupine Paymaster Mines, LTD., in Ontario, Canada., Incorporated in 1919; all but 5 shares is owned by Premier Paymaster Mines but Porcupine Paymast
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Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to T*****s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Reno Hot Springs Key Fob   (51434)5311 - Reno Hot Springs Key Fob (51434)
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Reno Hot Springs, Reno,NV, red plastic key fob. Swim for health, largest mineral pool in America. As new and never used. Date: State/Country: Ne
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Pyramid Lake Ranch Brochure   (107345)5312 - Pyramid Lake Ranch Brochure (107345)
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Rare. "Nevada's Largest and Most Popular Dude Ranch." 4 fold/ 8 panel brochure with text and photographs in brown showing cottages, sw...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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The Tonopah Copper Mining and Milling Co. Certificate   (52846)5313 - The Tonopah Copper Mining and Milling Co. Certificate (52846)
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Rare, issued 1905. Has folds, tears and missing lower right corner. Signed by president McDow. Sold as is. 8.25" x 11.25". Date: State/...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****l for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Great Republic Gold & Silver Mining Company Bond   (55074)5314 - Great Republic Gold & Silver Mining Company Bond (55074)
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A Great Display Piece! Fabulous Condition! English investment in Nevada's mining post Civil War! First Mortgage Bonds on all Property of the Gre...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Comstock Mining Stocks (5)   (89373)5315 - Comstock Mining Stocks (5) (89373)
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Unissued-2 Con Virginia Mining, Ophir Mining. Issued- Con Chollar, Gould & Savage, Comstock Tunnel Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
Sold to B******r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The Comstock Tunnel Company Bond   (50006)5316 - The Comstock Tunnel Company Bond (50006)
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$500 Bond, small black ink stain on the bottom. Many attached coupons. Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County: Virginia City
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8***6 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Washington Guard, Virginia City, NV Documents   (77665)5317 - Washington Guard, Virginia City, NV Documents (77665)
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Four Storey County Auditor's Office documents attached together that are receipts from July, August, September, and October 1878 for the funds a...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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13 Different Miscellaneous Stock Certificates   (107335)5318 - 13 Different Miscellaneous Stock Certificates (107335)
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Lot of 13 different. Included: Brown Rotary Gas Engine Company (1915); Round Mountain Mining Company (1924); Piggly-Wiggly Nevada Company (1929); Firs
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Barbed  Wire / Hodge..." Spur Rowel"   (89513)5319 - Barbed Wire / Hodge..." Spur Rowel" (89513)
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Here it comes, straight out of the western frontier, the real deal. The wire that won the west. 19 3/4" long, and well used and weathered. Pate...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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