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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Rodeo Photograph   (78415)5420 - Rodeo Photograph (78415)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wonerful period photograph of Rodeo kids, boys and girls, at the Cheyenne Rodeo in August of 1912. The looks on some of these kids' faces are pr...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to 1******e for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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HW Darrah Lumber, Cody WY Photo   (88316)5421 - HW Darrah Lumber, Cody WY Photo (88316)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
B/W photo of HW Darrah Lumber, Cody WY with 8 donkey/horse wagons. Approx 5x8", creases and small tears. Date: State/Country: Wyoming City/...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 65.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Central Canal and Land Stock   (105504)5422 - Central Canal and Land Stock (105504)
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I/C Central Canal and Land #21 James Stewart #21 1889. Signed by illegible Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Wyoming City/County:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*B for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Diamond Coal and Coke Stocks   (105485)5423 - Diamond Coal and Coke Stocks (105485)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 mostly unissued Diamond Coal and Coke stocks Ken Prag Collection Date: c1890's State/Country: Wyoming City/County:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v*g for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Wyoming Postcards   (105276)5424 - Wyoming Postcards (105276)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 80 Wyoming postcards, chromlitho, several RPC's, modern. Tetons, Jackson Hole and moreSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Dawson, YT RPC's (3)   (105295)5425 - Dawson, YT RPC's (3) (105295)
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3 Dawson, Yukon Terr. RPC's-1 mine, 2 with waterSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: Yukon Territory City/County: Dawson
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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3 South Africa Diamond Mining Stereoviews   (46233)5426 - 3 South Africa Diamond Mining Stereoviews (46233)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 South Africa mining stereoviews: 1) Taking Out the Diamondiferous Blue Earth, Wesselton Diamond Mines, Kimberly, Africa. 2) Across the Mammoth Pits
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Australia Postcards   (105218)5427 - Australia Postcards (105218)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 150 modern postcards. Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Cairns, Port Douglas and more. Many dupes.Salvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Count
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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British Columbia Real Photo Postcards   (105266)5428 - British Columbia Real Photo Postcards (105266)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten vintage cards, most from British Columbia. One of a steamboat "Wooding up" on the Tanana River in Alaska; one of "Cascade ...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to r********e.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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1788 Middlesex Last Will & Testament   (77617)5429 - 1788 Middlesex Last Will & Testament (77617)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Last will and testament of Thomas Ashford. Dated Nov. 14th, 1788. 22 x 25.5" Printed on very thick paper. Ornate handwritten with printed offi...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to h*********d for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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10 German Bonds   (53833)5430 - 10 German Bonds (53833)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten 4 1/2% 20,000 mark bonds. Hamburgifche Staatsanleihe. Interest coupons as well. Date: 1919 State/Country: Germany City/County:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Unusual Notice of Stolen Bonds   (54618)5431 - Unusual Notice of Stolen Bonds (54618)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unique to this large stock and bond collection. Notice of stolen or lost railway bonds in Britian from Callender & Henderson, Brokers. Reward of...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to j****2 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Italian Bonds   (53830)5432 - Italian Bonds (53830)
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Lot of seven bonds: two 1000 Lira and five 5000 Lira. Vignette of farmer sowing seeds. 4 1/2 x 8 inches. Date: 1924 State/Country: Italy City/Count
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Estimates : 30.00 - 90.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Mexican Industrial Bonds (3)   (69024)5433 - Mexican Industrial Bonds (3) (69024)
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3 bonds, Union Mercantil e Industrial Mexican SA Date: 1912 State/Country: Mexico City/County:
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Estimates : 20.00 - 35.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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"Adams' Official Premium List of United States Private and Territorial Gold Coins"   (71026)5434 - "Adams' Official Premium List of United States Private and Territorial Gold Coins" (71026)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hard bound, 72 page, 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch, green covered edition of the first work on private and territorial gold coins in the United States. Only one
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to g*********1 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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10 Atlas Colored Maps by Mitchell   (69053)5435 - 10 Atlas Colored Maps by Mitchell (69053)
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1839 Mitchell's colored maps of the world. Approx 10.5" x 9.5". Single truck-Africa. 2x Asia. 2x France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Ge...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to H*****r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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11 Pages of Letters, Ohio and Western Coal and Iron Co.   (52810)5436 - 11 Pages of Letters, Ohio and Western Coal and Iron Co. (52810)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Letter head from The Kearsage, letters from D. N. Stanton 1884 regarding stocks and bonds. 8.75" x 6". Includes a short note of the Chicag...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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19th Century Carved Wood Business Card Holder   (106494)5437 - 19th Century Carved Wood Business Card Holder (106494)
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Nicely carved ornate 2 piece blond wood 19th century business card holder. Asian style carved scene. 4.25x3.75".Heizer Estate Date: State/Co...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to d******a for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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2 Western Illustrated Items   (76511)5438 - 2 Western Illustrated Items (76511)
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4" x 6.5" matte multi color Gold Rush lithograph? titled "A DITCH FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF WATER IN THE DRY DIGGINGS", possibly Sou...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Adjustable Depth Project Frames, 6 New   (106356)5439 - Adjustable Depth Project Frames, 6 New (106356)
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1 x 10.75x8.75", 5x 12.75x12.75". New unused condition Date: State/Country: City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to p*******9 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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