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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Arizona State Fair Blue Ribbon   (71004)5020 - Arizona State Fair Blue Ribbon (71004)
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The Great Seal of the State of Arizona graces the button at the top of the blue ribbon awarded Cattle Dept. Champion at the Arizona State Fair of 1920
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Estimates : 15.00 - 30.00
Sold to r*****r for (5.00 + 1.25) x 1 = 6.25
 
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Arizona Stereoviews   (54613)5021 - Arizona Stereoviews (54613)
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Mescal plant by Buehman & Co. Vermilion Mesa, Jacob's Pool by Bodfish. Date: State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Arizona Water Company Bond   (86026)5022 - Arizona Water Company Bond (86026)
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#682 for $333.33. To AC Frost & Company. Mortgage 5% Gold Bond. Cancelled. Principal due 1919. Signed Arthur B. Siach, president. Printed: Am...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Cieneguita Consolidated Mines Co. Stock Cert.   (76246)5023 - Cieneguita Consolidated Mines Co. Stock Cert. (76246)
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No. 1824 for 400 shares, I/U. Date: 1915 State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
 
 
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Idaho Gold Mines Development Co. Stock Cert.    (76244)5024 - Idaho Gold Mines Development Co. Stock Cert. (76244)
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Stock Cert. No. 1460A, for 20 shares, vignettes of miners working, I/U, small tear in upper right encroaching into border, staple holes in upper left
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Estimates : 15.00 - 20.00
Sold to r***6 for (5.00 + 1.25) x 1 = 6.25
 
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Lt. Wheeler, Camp Apache, AZ Stereoview   (89365)5025 - Lt. Wheeler, Camp Apache, AZ Stereoview (89365)
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Stereoview near Camp Apache at Cooley Flat, AZ expedition led by Lt. Wheeler, Corps of Engineering. Photo by Sullivan Date: c1874 State/Country: Ar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to B*********r for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Petrified Forest /  Painted Desert   (104933)5026 - Petrified Forest / Painted Desert (104933)
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16 postcards, 2 duplicates and postcard booklet from the colorful Petrified Forest and Painted Desert in Arizona. Petrified Forest National Park cro
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8***1 for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Stock Certs. (4) Greenstone Copper Company of Arizona   (83534)5027 - Stock Certs. (4) Greenstone Copper Company of Arizona (83534)
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Letter from Gladys A. Lewis with Tudordale Publishers to Corporate Commissioner State of Arizona dated January 8,1957, asking"what has become o...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Tribune Gold Mining & Milling Stock   (72064)5028 - Tribune Gold Mining & Milling Stock (72064)
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Vertical #614 i/u Harvey Taylor 200 shares 1908. Signed by President George ? Date: 1908 State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Estimates : 25.00 - 40.00
Sold to w******o for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Hard to Find Arkansas Healy Oil - Stock & Ephemera   (45037)5029 - Hard to Find Arkansas Healy Oil - Stock & Ephemera (45037)
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One 1924 stock certificate in the Healy Consolidated Oil Corporation, and numerous letters, photographs and new story reprinted from the Financial Rep
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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