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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Missoula-area, Montana Mining Stock Certificates   (107114)5800 - Missoula-area, Montana Mining Stock Certificates (107114)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different. Included: Deer Creek Gold Mining & Milling Co. (1906. St. Regis District); Clark's Fork Gold Mining Co. (1903); Missoula...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***2 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Five Different Montana Silver Mining Stock Certificates   (107245)5801 - Five Different Montana Silver Mining Stock Certificates (107245)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 different. Included: Argenta Mining Company (Dillon, 1931, mining vignettes); Red Mountain Hydraulic Mining Company (1924, mining vignettes);
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***2 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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License Receipts for Expressmen Occupation, Montana 1884   (50631)5802 - License Receipts for Expressmen Occupation, Montana 1884 (50631)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1884 license receipt issued 1884 in Dillon to Utah & Northern Railroad Expressman. 2) 1889 license receipt for Omnibus & Expressman in Bo...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Mitchell & Lewis Wagon Co. Pictorial Letterhead & Cover   (50621)5803 - Mitchell & Lewis Wagon Co. Pictorial Letterhead & Cover (50621)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1899 letter and cover from the Mitchell & Lewis Wagon Co. (Racine, Wisconsin) sent to S.R. Buford & Co. in Virginia City, Montana. Re: order...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to H*****r for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Montana Gold Mining Company Map   (51501)5804 - Montana Gold Mining Company Map (51501)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Map of several mines including January, Dewey, Last Chance, Mabel Beal, Alma, Siberia Placer. Clare Jergens and more. Date: State/Country: Montana
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r***6 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Montana Miners Union Ephemera   (50413)5805 - Montana Miners Union Ephemera (50413)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two items. 1) Rare Red Lodge Miners Union pin, .75 inch diameter, Whitehead & Hoag Co., orange, some soiling. 2) Unused letterhead c. 1910s, Pon...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Montana School of Mines Documents   (50314)5806 - Montana School of Mines Documents (50314)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 50 documents sent to Montana School of Mines c. early 1920's. Inquiries on letters are for maps, bulletins, and other publications. Dat...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Ophir Creek Mine Documents   (50341)5807 - Ophir Creek Mine Documents (50341)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A 1942 transcription of an 1887 map of Carpenters bar Montana. Silver City first discovery of silver letter. 1912 Ophir Creek letter book. 2 Large f
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to 6*****b for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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School of Mines Biennium Report 1916-1918, 1918-1919 and 1920-1921   (50345)5808 - School of Mines Biennium Report 1916-1918, 1918-1919 and 1920-1921 (50345)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original typed copies of these 3 reports. Handwritten amendments. 1916-1918 has page 1 detached and folded. Some light rust staining from metal cli
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 350.00
 
 
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State Engineer Licenses for Boiler and Traction    (50369)5809 - State Engineer Licenses for Boiler and Traction (50369)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Montana State Boiler Inspector's Certificate dated 1926. Montana Traction Engineer's License dated 1927. The renewal fee was $1.00 with a n...
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Unissued Montana Mining Stock Certificates   (107242)5810 - Unissued Montana Mining Stock Certificates (107242)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11, most different. Not the usual stuff. Included: Twin City Mining & Milling Co.; Wright & Edwards MC (x2); Helena Gold & Iron C...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Unissued Montana Mining Stock Certificates   (107243)5811 - Unissued Montana Mining Stock Certificates (107243)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 different. Not run of the mill. Includes: Dog Creek Placer MC; Washoe MC; Black Diamond Coal MC of Anaconda; Black Lead Gold & Silver ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to m****a for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Wagon Broadside Sales Booklet   (50432)5812 - Wagon Broadside Sales Booklet (50432)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Advertising broadside booklet and cover for the Commonwealth Carriage Co., St. Louis, Missouri, mailed to S.R. Buford in Virginia City, Montana in 190
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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John Sime Bullion Bars Receipt, Austin, NV, 1866   (68095)5813 - John Sime Bullion Bars Receipt, Austin, NV, 1866 (68095)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Receipt from the Banking House of John Sime & Co., Corner of Montgomery and Clay Street, San Francisco, March 20th, 1866. Addressed to Duncan &a...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Manhattan Silver Mining Company Ephemera   (74489)5814 - Manhattan Silver Mining Company Ephemera (74489)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight. 1) Large size pay roll for August of 1866. Eleven employees. Signed by employees. 2) 1878 revenue imprinted check. Signed by Allen Curti
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Estimates : 75.00 - 130.00
Sold to D*****6 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Mining Sale Documents, Manhattan Silver Mining Co.   (77609)5815 - Mining Sale Documents, Manhattan Silver Mining Co. (77609)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 indentures representing the selling of mining rights/properties to the Manhattan Silver Mining Co. of Austin, Nevada. They get to retain 0.5%
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to D*****6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Amethyst Bullfrog Mining Company Stock Certificates   (79052)5816 - Amethyst Bullfrog Mining Company Stock Certificates (79052)
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Inc. in Arizona. Cert. #1976 Issued for 1000 shares in 1907. Issued to B. Ohlsson and signed by Malcolm Macdonald as president. Printed by ABN. The Am
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to o*u for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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Gibraltar Mines Syndicate Stock Certificate   (79055)5817 - Gibraltar Mines Syndicate Stock Certificate (79055)
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Inc. in South Dakota in 1906. Cert. #2513, issued for 500 shares to J.F. Eastwood and signed by vice president Shockly. The Gibraltar is on the south
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Estimates : 55.00 - 110.00
Sold to o*u for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Ely, NV Area Geology Papers   (87419)5818 - Ely, NV Area Geology Papers (87419)
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Papers from an Ely, NV geologist with assorted maps and publications Date: State/Country: Nevada City/County: Ely
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Estimates : 35.00 - 60.00
Sold to h*********d for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Boston and Eureka Mining Co   (84602)5819 - Boston and Eureka Mining Co (84602)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
incorporated 1880 in Portland, Maine with the main office located in Boston, Mass. Certificate #37 for 150 shares of common stock @ $1 ea. issued Ma
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to O**********r for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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