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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Business card / International Exhibition   (105047)5360 - Business card / International Exhibition (105047)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Outstanding business card. Embossed : J. D. Oppenheimer/ Manufacture & Importers Of / Hair Goods, Jewelry, Etc./ No. 422 Market St, / Philadelph...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Very Old Dutch Bond   (54455)5361 - Very Old Dutch Bond (54455)
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Rare 1824 $100 bond plus coupon page for a bank in Philadelphia, PA. Has appearance of the Bank of United States borrowing money from Amsterdam. Bond
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Mortgage / Lease & Agreement   (86822)5362 - Mortgage / Lease & Agreement (86822)
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Lease & Agreement. Buffalo, Thousand Islands and Portland Railroad Company, etc.. pp. 18; Mortgage. the Lehigh Valley Coal Company to the Girard...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Stock Certs. (4) & Unissued Checks   (86830)5363 - Stock Certs. (4) & Unissued Checks (86830)
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The Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., No A153097 for 100 shares, issued, p/c, signed by President; The Pittsburgh Youngstown & Ashtabula Railroa...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 55.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Walker Smokeless Furnace Company Stock Certificate   (104381)5364 - Walker Smokeless Furnace Company Stock Certificate (104381)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 31, issued for 750 shares to Henry C. Nutt on Feb. 1st, 1888. Signed by president Thomas Nickersen and asst. secretary Edward H.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to r********n for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Gery Realty and Building Products Corporation Bon   (53727)5365 - Gery Realty and Building Products Corporation Bon (53727)
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1 Gold Bond for $1000.00 with 20 revenue stamps attached. 9.5" x 15.5". Date: 1931 State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County: Reading
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to r********n for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Stafford Meadow Coal Iron City Improvement Company of Scranton Bond   (51546)5366 - Stafford Meadow Coal Iron City Improvement Company of Scranton Bond (51546)
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Bond Secured by Mortgage. Revealed Six Percent Interest. Issued 1858. 7 vignettes in the border one with a black horse and white horse, eagle, woman h
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Lehigh Valley Traction Stocks (3)   (84960)5367 - Lehigh Valley Traction Stocks (3) (84960)
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3 I/C. #114 1901-poor condition, #34 1900,#14 1902. Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Pennsylvania City/County:
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to r********-.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Lehigh Valley Transit Stocks and Bonds (6)   (84959)5368 - Lehigh Valley Transit Stocks and Bonds (6) (84959)
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6 different. #8 30 year gold bond. Stocks-#40 1957, 331 1906, #51 1906, #39 1906-2 chips, #1 1913. Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Penn
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 35.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Southern Express Company Group   (54504)5369 - Southern Express Company Group (54504)
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1890's. Five 1890's receipts from Clifton, South Carolina. One 1878 bill of lading from Columbia, South Carolina. Twenty-four bill of lading...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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January 1931 Pictorial S. Dakota Calendar   (88320)5370 - January 1931 Pictorial S. Dakota Calendar (88320)
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Security State Bank wall calendar, January 1931. Approx 24x14" Date: 1931 State/Country: South Dakota City/County: Beresford
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 65.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Black Hills Real Photo Post Cards   (105267)5371 - Black Hills Real Photo Post Cards (105267)
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Lot of four: 1) Main Street, Deadwood, 1912; 2) A Tier of Railroads, Lead, Black Hills, S.D., 1907; 3) Bird's eye View of Deadwood, 1912; 4) &qu...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to b********t.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Montana, North & South Dakota Glass Slides (5)   (76822)5372 - Montana, North & South Dakota Glass Slides (5) (76822)
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C. early 20th century glass slides. Foster meeting room, Milk River with livestock in winter, Supt. Johnson, family in front of a cabin, another famil
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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South Dakota Auction Flyers (9)   (88327)5373 - South Dakota Auction Flyers (9) (88327)
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9 green and brown farm related auction sale flyers for Thursday January 19, year unknown. 9.5x8" Date: c1910-1920 State/Country: South Dakot...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Oil & Gas Leas /  Shoemaker & Williams.   (105023)5374 - Oil & Gas Leas / Shoemaker & Williams. (105023)
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Very unusual Oil & Gas lease document. Shoemaker set over $125,000 undivided interest to Edward Krane, for the use of 1500 acres, till the well...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Fort Clark, TX RPC's (10)   (103262)5375 - Fort Clark, TX RPC's (10) (103262)
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10 RPC's of Ft. Clark, TexasSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: Texas City/County: Ft. Clark
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Texas Star Flour Mills Stock Certificate   (52512)5376 - Texas Star Flour Mills Stock Certificate (52512)
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Issued in 1889, signed by president. Issued and cancelled. A vignette of a large building that has Texas Star Flour Mills on the outside. Texas Star w
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to R******d for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Early Kirkland Lumber Company Mounted Photographs   (53424)5377 - Early Kirkland Lumber Company Mounted Photographs (53424)
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1) Identified on back as 1914-1918. R. E. Owen on left and Ernest Snodgrass on right. of the Kirkland Lumber Company of Kirkland, Texas. Has a stain o
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Corsicana Gs Light Co. Bonds (7)   (69020)5378 - Corsicana Gs Light Co. Bonds (7) (69020)
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7 Corsicana Gas Light Co. $500 bonds. #28, 29, 50, 52, 53, 56, 75 Date: c1888 State/Country: Texas City/County: Navarro County
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Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to f***2 for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Map of Hansford County, Texas   (78375)5379 - Map of Hansford County, Texas (78375)
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Large Map"Heydricks Ownership Map of Hansford Co. Texas". Legend shows: Location, Drilling Well, Producing Well, Gas Well, Abandoned Well ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 70.00
Sold to M***b for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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