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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Brooklyn Mining Company Stock Certificate    (107159)5740 - Brooklyn Mining Company Stock Certificate (107159)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Location of Mine: Gilpin County, Colorado (printed at top center). Inc. in Kentucky. No. 1638, issued for 100 shares to JW Peters on Aug. 6th, 1890.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m******0 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Ceylon Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107165)5741 - Ceylon Mining Company Stock Certificate (107165)
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Inc. in Colorado. Low number 8, issued for 9,999 shares to Dennis Sheedyer on March 8th, 1897 in Denver. Signed by president Utinby(?) and the secreta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Commonwealth Consolidated Mining Company Stock   (85224)5742 - Commonwealth Consolidated Mining Company Stock (85224)
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Leadville Mining District. # 31 for 50 shares to Herman Hauser.Signed by A Kerr and M J Watkins. Dateline Leadville 1881. Interesting horse drawn wago
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Denver City Consolidated Silver Mining Company   (85234)5743 - Denver City Consolidated Silver Mining Company (85234)
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# 1278 for 100 shares to F Paxson & Company. Signed by C Burnham and president J Whitaker Wright. Dateline New York 1881. Printed by Kendall Ban...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Diana Mining Company Stock   (85227)5744 - Diana Mining Company Stock (85227)
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# 93 for 4 shares to Edward Duraind. Signed by secretary JC Davie and president Charles L Mudge. Dateline 1882. Incorporated July 1881 at Newport, Ken
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 180.00
Sold to m******0 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Mining Engineer Hand Written Notebook   (105081)5745 - Mining Engineer Hand Written Notebook (105081)
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Small hand written in ink mining engineers notebook with assay info and more from Leadville, Colorado. 6.5x4.5". Undated but old Date: State...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to m******0 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Bald Mountain Mining Stock   (89360)5746 - Bald Mountain Mining Stock (89360)
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I/U #5244 100 shares JN Hoduett 1880. Signed by President Harris. Wrinkles, top toning, pin holes. Date: 1880 State/Country: Colorado City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 85.00
Sold to R******d for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Vixen Alluvial Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (104380)5747 - Vixen Alluvial Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (104380)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 329, issued for 1,883 shares to HP Turner on Feb. 11th, 1896 in Denver. Signed by president EJ Warner and secretary AP Haasch. P
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to H*****r for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Ophir Gold Mines Stocks & Ephemera   (104295)5748 - Ophir Gold Mines Stocks & Ephemera (104295)
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Lot of 4. 1) Typed copy of the Articles of Incorporation for the Ophir Gold Mines, Milling & Power Company. 15 pages on tissue paper. 2) Ophir G...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Vulcan Gold and Silver Mining Stock, Ouray- 1880   (41343)5749 - Vulcan Gold and Silver Mining Stock, Ouray- 1880 (41343)
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Cert. #18, issued to Shalor W. Eldridge for 200 shares in 1880. Incorporated in New York. Signed by Lewis Jones as president and Meredith L. Jones as
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to m******0 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Chautauqua Crest Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107175)5750 - Chautauqua Crest Mining Company Stock Certificate (107175)
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Inc. in Colorado. Dateline Palmer Lake, Colorado. No. 17, issued for four shares to WH Rogers on May 12th, 1898. Signed by president John W. Conklin a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m******0 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Buckskin Tunnel, Transportation and Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107164)5751 - Buckskin Tunnel, Transportation and Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107164)
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Inc. in CO. No. 138, issued for 100 shares to Jennie Starr on Feb. 1st, 1894 in New York. Signed by president Harris and secretary Wheeler. Not cancel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m******0 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Ophir Consolidated Mining Company Stock   (89462)5752 - Ophir Consolidated Mining Company Stock (89462)
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# 1642 for 20 shares. Names are difficult to read on the green square safety paper. Dateline Pueblo 1880. Colorado seal vignette. Rounded corners and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b****3 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Chieftain Consolidated Mining Company of Colorado Stock Certificate   (86735)5753 - Chieftain Consolidated Mining Company of Colorado Stock Certificate (86735)
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Offices in Rosita, CO and Union City, IN. No. 195 for 300 shares on May 2nd, 1884. Signed by the president JC (Ailley) and secretary William Harris. N
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Bandora Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate   (107166)5754 - Bandora Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate (107166)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 777, issued for 100 shares to Edward Reynolds on Jan. 25th, 1892 in Colorado Springs. Signed by president FL Martin and secretar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m******0 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Calaverite Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107170)5755 - Calaverite Mining Company Stock Certificate (107170)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 99, issued for 1,000 shares to Frank Tehran on March 30th, 1896 in Denver. Signed by president E. Wills and secretary Isaac Pelt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to j*****d for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Bradley-Pioneer Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107160)5756 - Bradley-Pioneer Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (107160)
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Mines at Upper San Miguel Mining District, San Miguel County, Colorado (printed to the left of title). Inc. in Colorado. No. 107, issued for 1,000 sha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to j*****d for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Black Wonder & West End Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107176)5757 - Black Wonder & West End Gold Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107176)
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"of Sherman, Hinsdale Co., Colorado." Inc. in Colorado. No. 2385, issued for 50 shares to Frank A. Brown on Aug. 8th, 1896 in Boston. Sign...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m*****2 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Bennett Electric Placer Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107167)5758 - Bennett Electric Placer Mining Company Stock Certificate (107167)
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Inc. in Colorado. No. 99, issued for 200 shares to Henry D. Hawley on Aug 14th, 1893 in Denver. Signed by president E.S. Bennett and secretary HJ Hers
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to b****3 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Chaffee Consolidated Mining Company Stock   (85226)5759 - Chaffee Consolidated Mining Company Stock (85226)
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# 199 for 100 shares to FL Bryant. Signed by Bryant and vice president DR Clay. Dateline Denver 1882. Colorado seal vignette. no printer. Not cancelle
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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