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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Penn Yan Mining Stocks (5)   (105449)6040 - Penn Yan Mining Stocks (5) (105449)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 unissued Penn Yan mining stock with US gold coin vignettes. Crisp condition. Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Montana City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***2 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Indian Head Pennies / 2 Items.    (102157)6041 - Indian Head Pennies / 2 Items. (102157)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here are a couple of old timers. Item #1 of 2: The traditional Indian head penny ( 1874) . Average to worn condition, but the date can still be read.
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Estimates : 15.00 - 20.00
Sold to H*****r for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Lorraine, Theobald I., Herzog von Lothringen   (73049)6042 - Lorraine, Theobald I., Herzog von Lothringen (73049)
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(1213-1220) // His wife Gertrude, only child and heir of Albert II, count of Dagsburg and Metz. Bronze, 47mm, removed hanger, Toned EF. Date: Stat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to B*********r for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Kreuzer Coins (2)   (75504)6043 - Kreuzer Coins (2) (75504)
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Lot of 2 coins. An 1861 Austria 4 Kruezer "B," and an 1851 Austria 1 Kreuzer "G." Date: State/Country: Austria City/Cou...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10.00 - 20.00
Sold to H*****r for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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English 4 Pence   (74004)6044 - English 4 Pence (74004)
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1902 English 4 Pence. Proof like. Rare. 10,000 made. Possible Maundy money. Date: 1902 State/Country: England City/County:
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Estimates : 15.00 - 30.00
Sold to j****2 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Italian coinage (4)   (75502)6045 - Italian coinage (4) (75502)
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Lot of 4 Italian Coins. One Vittorio Emanuele ll Rei D'Italia, 1861, 2 Centesimi. Some nice detail on obverse bust facing left. 20mm. One 1850 D...
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Estimates : 10.00 - 25.00
Sold to B*********r for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Art Deco Letter Opener w/Silver Portuguese Coin   (75152)6046 - Art Deco Letter Opener w/Silver Portuguese Coin (75152)
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Art deco style letter opener/bookmark with 1000 Reis silver coin at top. KM#539 had a mintage of 300,000 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the d
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to p******y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Feminist Union Pins   (45612)6047 - Feminist Union Pins (45612)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Eight Feminist Union Pin "A Woman's Place Is In Her Union" vintage I of A M Worker Solidarity Communication Workers of America Labo...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 80.00
Sold to h*********d for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Pair of Scouting Coin Displays   (88671)6048 - Pair of Scouting Coin Displays (88671)
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This is a pair of display racks designed for Scouting Challenge Coins produced by Northwest Territorial Mint. The design allows for round, oval, and d
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 30.00
 
 
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Space Medals   (75143)6049 - Space Medals (75143)
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Lot of five: Apollo 11 Mission (copper); Space Shuttle 1981; Seattle World's Fair 1962 (2); City of Downey, Home of Apollo "farm site to mo...
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to n**********x for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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The Indian Wars; North American Indian Wars (2 Books)   (63447)6050 - The Indian Wars; North American Indian Wars (2 Books) (63447)
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2 Hardback books 1)The Indian Wars by Washburn/Utley, 1977 Reprint. pp.344. Beautiful photos, prints, color & black & white. Poignant photos...
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Start Price : 5.00 | Estimates : 15.00 - 40.00
 
 
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US Mint and Coins by Smith   (69076)6051 - US Mint and Coins by Smith (69076)
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Fourth Edition hard cover. Coins and coinage of the United States Mint. 120pp. Covers are detaching and have wear. Sold as is! Date: 1887? State/Cou
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Estimates : 40.00 - 75.00
Sold to 5******r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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South & North Alabama Railroad Co   (106065)6052 - South & North Alabama Railroad Co (106065)
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The South & North Alabama Railroad was chartered in 1854. The road was a wartime expedient to connect the Red Mountain iron and coal fields to S...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to R******d for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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The New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad Co   (87035)6053 - The New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad Co (87035)
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incorporated Nov 24, 1866 State of Alabama. I/U #780, $1000, 8% Second Mortgage , issued Oct 8, 1873, signed Geo.Alley president, black on yellow p
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to R******d for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Rare Alaska Railroad RPC   (105293)6054 - Rare Alaska Railroad RPC (105293)
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Rare Alaska railroad in snow RPCSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: Alaska City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to S*****3 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Apache Railroad Co Bond   (83219)6055 - Apache Railroad Co Bond (83219)
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Unissued $1000 5% bond. Prag Collection. Date: 1937 State/Country: Arizona City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Arizona Railroad Reports Prints   (54474)6056 - Arizona Railroad Reports Prints (54474)
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3 tinted 8.5" x 10.75" prints of Arizona scenes-Valley of the Gila & Sierra de las Estrellas from the Maricopa Wells plate V, Mirage o...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Little Rock, Maumelle & Western Railroad Bond   (84947)6057 - Little Rock, Maumelle & Western Railroad Bond (84947)
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#550 10 year 6% gold bond signed by President Illegible. Fair condition. Ken Prag Collection Date: 1908 State/Country: Arkansas City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Shasta Springs Inclined Railroad Postcards   (51479)6058 - Shasta Springs Inclined Railroad Postcards (51479)
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Lot of four including a real photo postcard (RPC) by Patterson. Two different color postcards. Shasta Springs was depot and resort on the Shasta Divis
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Key System Service Co   (104637)6059 - Key System Service Co (104637)
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4 certificates. Incorp 1925 California . 1. One unissued, #24, dated 19__. note stapled requesting to save this cert. Two I/C. #1, 1 shares @ $1
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to D*B for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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