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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Texas by James Michener and Bank Bag   (86307)5380 - Texas by James Michener and Bank Bag (86307)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Michener, James A., "Texas," Random House 1985. Michener's gift for historical storytelling brings the long and colorful history of Te...
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Texas Channel and Dock Stock   (105636)5381 - Texas Channel and Dock Stock (105636)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #7 10 shares 1908 Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Texas City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold to d*******f for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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The Texas Philatelist March 1887 Pamphlet   (53610)5382 - The Texas Philatelist March 1887 Pamphlet (53610)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Volume 1 Number 5, March 1887 by Reuss & Neville, Paris, Texas. 10 pages of philatelic news of the era. 8.5" x 5.75". Date: State/C...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold to r********n for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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World Oil Company Stock Certificates and Ephemera   (45462)5383 - World Oil Company Stock Certificates and Ephemera (45462)
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Lot of 36. Stock certificates and ephemera about the World Oil Company circa 1928-1936. Two stock certificates, 1925 and 1926. One article from Kamp...
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Animal & Pet Stereoviews   (54705)5384 - Animal & Pet Stereoviews (54705)
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Lot of 4 different stereoviews showing pets or animals. Three show Saint Bernard dogs: Kilburn 14684, c.1902; Keystone 11364 Ladies Kennel Association
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Mount Pleasant Commercial & Savings Bank Stock   (88048)5385 - Mount Pleasant Commercial & Savings Bank Stock (88048)
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# 32 for 5 shares to PW Madsen. Signed by Ferdinand Erickson and H S Nielsen president. Dateline 1893 Mount Pleasant. Incorporated 1892. Excellent con
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to N*******r for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Ogden Equitable Co-operative Association Stock   (88037)5386 - Ogden Equitable Co-operative Association Stock (88037)
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# 8 for 50 shares to AH Cannon. Signed by Scott Anderson and president Boomer White. Dateline Ogen 1892. Incorporated 1890. Gold Seal. Not Cancelled.
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8***4 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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J. C. Weeter Lumber Company Stock   (86720)5387 - J. C. Weeter Lumber Company Stock (86720)
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# 14 for 5 1/3 shares to Fred L Parker. Signed by HB Weeter and JC Weeter. Dateline Park City 1898. Shares $125 each. Handwritten 'Seal' Sal...
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Promontory Ranch Company (Cattle) Stock Certificate   (104400)5388 - Promontory Ranch Company (Cattle) Stock Certificate (104400)
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Inc. Dec. 1887. No. 12, issued for one share to C.E. Green on Feb. 4th, 1898 in San Francisco. Signed by president Shaw and secretary BL Weymouth. Not
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Postal History Ephemera Includes Western Union Telegraphs   (106009)5389 - Postal History Ephemera Includes Western Union Telegraphs (106009)
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Western Union Telegraph covers; Airmail envelopes with stamps; 1 US. Senate Cover to the Hon. George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah; Envelope from Sy
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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