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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Butch Cassidy Fantasy Report and Photo   (106409)5320 - Butch Cassidy Fantasy Report and Photo (106409)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photocopy of Edward Kirby article on likely fantasy Butch Cassidy raid in Winnenucca, NV with 8x10" color photo of First National Bank of Winne...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Getchell Mine Stocks (7)   (79340)5321 - Getchell Mine Stocks (7) (79340)
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7 I/C 1949 to Stillman, Maynard and Co. Signed by President Getchell. "The Getchell Mine is an underground gold mine in the Potosi Mining Dist...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
 
 
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Ladies' Repository Magazine, 1873 with Article on Nevada Lakes   (77632)5322 - Ladies' Repository Magazine, 1873 with Article on Nevada Lakes (77632)
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Rare Nevada reference. Has 4 page article, The Lakes of Nevada, by Lisle Lester. Covers Washoe Lake, Pyramid Lake, Humboldt Lake, Walker Lake, and Car
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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Map of Nevada   (54460)5323 - Map of Nevada (54460)
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Double truck Rand McNally map of Nevada pp484-485. Multicolor. 14.5" x 21. Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Nevada Check Collection   (107399)5324 - Nevada Check Collection (107399)
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Lot of 26. Included: Bullion & Exchange Bank (12 checks including issued to Nevada humorist Sam P. Davis and Miss Lizzie Kinkead, 1890-1903); Sa...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to 3***6 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Nevada Documents with Interesting History   (107386)5325 - Nevada Documents with Interesting History (107386)
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Lot of 5 with background info. 1) State Controller's Warrant issued in 1880 to WR Bowen for the Arrest of Mike Owen. Owen shot and killed PS Tra...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Nevada Land and Lake Certificates   (104010)5326 - Nevada Land and Lake Certificates (104010)
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Lot of three. 1) 1917 Summit Lake Irrigation Company of Winnemucca. Vignette makes Winnemucca look like a paradise! 2-3) Southern Nevada Land and Deve
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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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Nevada Mining Post Cards   (86373)5327 - Nevada Mining Post Cards (86373)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Over 100 mining related post cards, most unused, but some with early post marks. Real photo cards from Ely, McGill, Ruth, Virginia City and others. D
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to f***2 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Collection   (87317)5328 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificate Collection (87317)
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Lot of 12 stock certificates from Nevada mining companies: Rawhide Coalition Mines; Getchell Mine, Inc.; Mexican Gold & Silver Mining Company; D...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****s for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Certificates   (52375)5329 - Nevada Mining Stock Certificates (52375)
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Nevada Victor Mining and Reduction Company #58 $00 gold bond, Barbarossa Mines Co issued 1928 to Emilio Ceffalo #97 100 shares., North American Dredgi
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Nevada Mining Stock Collection   (79302)5330 - Nevada Mining Stock Collection (79302)
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Approx. 35 Nevada mining stocks. Some issued, most unissued. Alto Divide, Don-Clare, Doe Mill, Dix Mines, Dialite, Clem Mines and more. Date: State
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Nevada Mining Stocks   (85749)5331 - Nevada Mining Stocks (85749)
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Three pieces: Two Bullfrog: Montgomery Shoshone 1910 I/c, Tramp 1909 I/u; Union Consol (VC) 1968 i/c. Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 55.00 - 70.00
 
 
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North  Eastern Gold & Silver Mining Co.(2 Stock Certs)   (77900)5332 - North Eastern Gold & Silver Mining Co.(2 Stock Certs) (77900)
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2 Stock Certs. 1) No. 88 for 50 shares, beautiful vignette of woman holding shield & grape leaves. Orange border, 8.5" x 11". Date: ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to o*u for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Report (3rd Annual, Central N.J. Land Improvement Co.   (77949)5333 - Report (3rd Annual, Central N.J. Land Improvement Co. (77949)
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3rd Annual Report of the Board of Directors to the Stockholders of Central N.J. Land Improvement Co., 1875. Pamphlet, pp.6. 6" x 9". Date...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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The Morris County Traction Company Bond   (52318)5334 - The Morris County Traction Company Bond (52318)
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$1000 5% gold bond. Electric train vignette. Signed by president Foote. 14.5" x 10.25". #735 with coupons. Date: State/Country: New Je...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D*B for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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New Mexico Postcard Lot   (53978)5335 - New Mexico Postcard Lot (53978)
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Lot of twelve: soldiers, town greetings, artesian well, reprint of 1914 Cleve Brown of Silver City reprint, Billy the Kid headstone by the S. W. Post
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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New Mexico Town Views - Postcards   (54007)5336 - New Mexico Town Views - Postcards (54007)
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Lot of thirteen. Black and white RPCs include Main Street Las Cruces, Silver City overview and Albuquerque overview. Black and White postcards include
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Cattaraugus Cutlery Company Billhead   (52017)5337 - Cattaraugus Cutlery Company Billhead (52017)
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Bill head from Cattaraugus Cutlery Company to Jacques Bros. of Lowville, NY for a total of 25 parts totaling $18.63 Date: 1915 State/Country: New Y
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America Stock Certificates   (104282)5338 - Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America Stock Certificates (104282)
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Lot of 2 different nice stocks. 1) No. X465, issued for 10 shares to Bernhard, Scholle & Co. on Sep. 9, 1912. Punch and stamp cancelled. Three p...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America Stock Certificates   (104284)5339 - Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America Stock Certificates (104284)
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Lot of 10, issued in 1913. All are punch and stamp cancelled. All have foreign revenue stamps. Blue border, vignette of allegorical woman sitting betw
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9***6 for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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