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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Phenix Silver Mining Co   (86542)5840 - Phenix Silver Mining Co (86542)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
100 shares of Phenix Silver Mining Co. cert. #3076 signed Oct. 7, 1878 issued to W. G. Crandall. Incorp. January 3, 1871. Signed by A. Forbes, pres.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to R********t for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Eagle Silver Mine & Mill Company Stock   (85255)5841 - Eagle Silver Mine & Mill Company Stock (85255)
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# 81 for 100 shares to MS Martin trustee. Signed by HS Byrne and JM Byrne. Dateline San Francisco 1875. Incorporated June 29, 1875. Cancelled. No loca
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold to s******n for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Silver Star Gold & Silver Mining Co   (86524)5842 - Silver Star Gold & Silver Mining Co (86524)
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100 shares of Silver Star Gold & Silver Co stock cert. #151 dated Dec 8, 1886 issued to and signed by R. W. Heath, trustee and sec'y. Graves...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to o*u for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Giroux Copper Mine Correspondence   (88819)5843 - Giroux Copper Mine Correspondence (88819)
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Eight pieces of correspondence, 1911, concerning the Giroux mine and its ores, between consulting engineers and bankers and mine managers. Date: S
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Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
Sold to l********a for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Round Mountain, NV Mining Stocks (2)   (108115)5844 - Round Mountain, NV Mining Stocks (2) (108115)
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I/C Round Mountain MC 1926, Louisiana Con MC 1917. Round Mountain has one of the largest open pit gold mines Date: State/Country: Nevada City/Coun
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to m*******n for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Gold-Coin Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate -- Number 1   (107338)5845 - Gold-Coin Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate -- Number 1 (107338)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in South Dakota. Stock number one, issued to Thomas Major (company president) and Fred Backus for 499,990 shares (all but 10) on June 14th, 1905.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to o*u for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Philadelphia Searchlight Gold and Copper MC   (108111)5846 - Philadelphia Searchlight Gold and Copper MC (108111)
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I/U # 192 G Arthur Church, signed by president Groom. Underground miner vignette Date: 1907 State/Country: Nevada City/County: Searchlight
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Searchlight Mutual Gold Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate   (107144)5847 - Searchlight Mutual Gold Mining & Milling Co. Stock Certificate (107144)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. Inc. in Arizona. No. 82, issued for 1,00 shares to AH Wrightman on Feb. 3rd, 1908 in San Bernardino, California. Signed by vice president Blakel
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to r********5 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Stock Broker Silver Mining Company Stock   (88116)5848 - Stock Broker Silver Mining Company Stock (88116)
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# 100 for 50 shares to trustee CJ Benham. Dateline San Francisco 1876. Incorporated October 23, 1875. Small vignette of miner with pick. Location of w
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to s***0 for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Piety Hill Gold and Silver Mining Co   (86527)5849 - Piety Hill Gold and Silver Mining Co (86527)
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5 shares of Piety Hill Gold and Silver Mining Co., cert #183 issued Sept. 29, 1880, signed by Herman Carl, pres. and Babcock, secy. Rare New York co
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to j******d for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Woodville Consolidated Silver Mining Co   (86547)5850 - Woodville Consolidated Silver Mining Co (86547)
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50 shares of Woodville consolidated Silver Mining Co, cert. # 7786 issued May 19, 1876 to Page Wilson and Co Trs. Located in Gold Hill Mining Distri
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****s for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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3 Mining stocks / 1 Railroad stock   (86558)5851 - 3 Mining stocks / 1 Railroad stock (86558)
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3 Mining and 1 Railroad stock: 1) Unissued Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad Company - 100 shares, cert. # 246. Printed: American Bank Note Co, Phila.
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Estimates : 70.00 - 90.00
Sold to f***2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Manhattan Isabella Mining Company Archive   (67066)5852 - Manhattan Isabella Mining Company Archive (67066)
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Lot of 75 unissued stock certificates. Principal Place of Business: Tonopah, Nevada. Resident AgentL Thomas J. Lynch. Ornate border, gold seal, and ea
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Tonopah Divide Mining Co. Stock Certificates signed by Brougher   (67085)5853 - Tonopah Divide Mining Co. Stock Certificates signed by Brougher (67085)
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Lot of 11, issued 1918-1919. All are stamped and punched cancelled. Orange border with vignette of mine surface workings. All signed by H.C. Brougher
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Original Hidden Treasure Mining Company   (88110)5854 - Original Hidden Treasure Mining Company (88110)
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Lot of two. # 4534 for 70 shares to Thomas O'Connor trustee. Signed by president Pinkham and David A Jennings. Heavily soiled. Large crease uppe...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****s for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Comstock Territorial Checks & a Wells Fargo COD   (67013)5855 - Comstock Territorial Checks & a Wells Fargo COD (67013)
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Lot of 4. 1) Three territorial Stateler & Arrington, Bankers, checks issued for use by the Gould & Curry mine. Two are signed by Charles Str...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Five Territorial Comstock Mining Checks   (67015)5856 - Five Territorial Comstock Mining Checks (67015)
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Lot of 5, from 4 different Comstock mining superintendents. 1) Two different Stateler & Arrington signed by controversial mining supt. Charles S...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to B*********g for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Gould & Curry Mining Co. Check Collection w/ Nevada Revenue Stamps   (68087)5857 - Gould & Curry Mining Co. Check Collection w/ Nevada Revenue Stamps (68087)
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Lot of 7, three different varieties. All have orange Nevada revenue stamps. 1) Three of the green Bank of California Gould & Curry checks issued...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to s****c for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Savage Assay Office Memo   (106499)5858 - Savage Assay Office Memo (106499)
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1868 Savage Assay Office memo signed by JC Robinson. Page torn in half and folded, .25" hole. Embossed. Date: 1868 State/Country: Nevada Cit...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to B*********g for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Three 1862 Virginia City, Nevada Territory Mining Checks   (68011)5859 - Three 1862 Virginia City, Nevada Territory Mining Checks (68011)
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Lot of 3 very early Stateler & Arrington checks issued in 1862 and signed by Charles Strong, who was superintendent of the Gould & Curry Min...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 45.00 - 75.00
Sold to B*********g for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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