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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Lexington and Eatern Railway Debenture   (84956)6100 - Lexington and Eatern Railway Debenture (84956)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/C#432 $390 signed by VP illegible 1905. Stain and left tear. Ken Prag Collection Date: 1905 State/Country: Kentucky City/County:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Louisville and Nashville Railroad Stocks, 3 Different   (84937)6101 - Louisville and Nashville Railroad Stocks, 3 Different (84937)
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3 I/C. Brown #62 Wakefield Co 62 shares 1924, unsigned. Rust #170 10 shares , black #943 100 shares unsigned. Prag Collection Ken Prag Collection Da
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to r********-.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Paducah & Illinois Railroad Stock   (84219)6102 - Paducah & Illinois Railroad Stock (84219)
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Unlisted. #30 Hale Holden 3 shares 1916 signed by Hale Holden. Left toning. Prag Collection Date: 1916 State/Country: Kentucky City/County:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Paducah Traction and Light Co Stock   (84218)6103 - Paducah Traction and Light Co Stock (84218)
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Unlisted. #59 30 shares 1919 signed by Webster. "Paducah, like many other cities in the early 20th century, had more than just railroads. There...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 140.00
Sold to D*B for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Short Route Railway Transfer Co   (106099)6104 - Short Route Railway Transfer Co (106099)
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The Short Route Railway Transfer Company started operations in 1873 and stopped service in 1897 for a total period of operations of 24 years. #386, U
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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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New Orleans Great Northern (4)   (87036)6105 - New Orleans Great Northern (4) (87036)
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Incorporated 1905/1933 State of Louisiana and Mississippi. Two stock I/C, embossed seal, , $100 par, signed (hole punched). One green, #A523, 75 sh
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad Co   (87042)6106 - New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad Co (87042)
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Incorporated 1870 State of Louisiana. I/C #X109, $1000, 4 1/2 % registered series "A"refunding and improvement mortgage gold bond, due 195...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Penobscot & Kennebec Railroad Bonds (2)   (84225)6107 - Penobscot & Kennebec Railroad Bonds (2) (84225)
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I/U #117 $1000 signed by President illegible. I/C #132 $500 signed by President David. Date: 1853 State/Country: Maine City/County:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Penobscot & Kennebec Railroad Bonds (2)   (84226)6108 - Penobscot & Kennebec Railroad Bonds (2) (84226)
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2 different I/C. #36 $1000 red, #259 $400 blue. "The Penobscot and Kennebec Railroad (P&K) is a historic U.S. railroad which operated in Ma...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to H*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Baltimore Railroad Stock Certificates & Bond   (107359)6109 - Baltimore Railroad Stock Certificates & Bond (107359)
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Lot of 11. Included: Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Co. (1863, locomotive vignette); Baltimore Consolidated Railway Company (1898, streetcar vignett...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Western Maryland Railway Co Bonds (3)   (86976)6110 - Western Maryland Railway Co Bonds (3) (86976)
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1. I/C # RA10, 5 1/2 % $1000 First and Refunding Mortgage Gold Bond, due 1977. Issued March 2, 1934, signed (illegible), purple, "REGISTERED&...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Western Maryland Railway/road Co Stock/bond (5)   (86975)6111 - Western Maryland Railway/road Co Stock/bond (5) (86975)
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1. Western Maryland Tidewater Railroad Co.,Incorp 1883 State of Maryland. U/U $50 par, black, no vignette, printed 189_, condition AU, printer The Sun
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Western Maryland RR Co Bond   (86957)6112 - Western Maryland RR Co Bond (86957)
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Incorp. State of Maryland 1852. Second Mortgage 6% bearer bond # 53 issued March , 1868 signed William Chapman president. "$500" blue ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 110.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Western Maryland RR Co Bond   (87003)6113 - Western Maryland RR Co Bond (87003)
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I/C #525, $500, 6%, preferred second mortgage bearer bond, issued to Robert T. Banks Aug 21, 1868, black, three vignettes: left field workers, center
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to l*******c for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Western Maryland RR Co Bond    (87000)6114 - Western Maryland RR Co Bond (87000)
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The Western Maryland Railroad Co. incorp 1858 State of Maryland, I/C #490 $500,6 %, First Mortgage bearer bond, issues to Joshua Smith and Joseph E
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to R******d for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Western Maryland RR Co Bond (2)   (86979)6115 - Western Maryland RR Co Bond (2) (86979)
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1. The Western Maryland Railroad Co. incorp 1858 State of Maryland, I/C #154 $1000,6 %, First Mortgage bearer bond, issues to Joshua Smith and Jose
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Western Maryland RR Co Bonds   (87001)6116 - Western Maryland RR Co Bonds (87001)
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1.The Western Maryland Railroad Co. incorp 1858 State of Maryland, I/C #871 $100,6 %, First Mortgage bearer bond, issues to Joshua Smith and Joseph
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to l*******c for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Boston Railroad Holding Company Stock Certificates   (107349)6117 - Boston Railroad Holding Company Stock Certificates (107349)
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Lot of 16. Two different varieties. Punch cancelled. Issued 1911-1943. Green or brown borders, allegorical vignette. ABN. Folds, creases. 8 x 11.5&q...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Boston, Newport & New York Steamboat Co. Stock Certificate   (79060)6118 - Boston, Newport & New York Steamboat Co. Stock Certificate (79060)
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Cert. #32, issued at Boston for 5 shares in 1863. Great vignette of a paddle wheeler with a tall ship in the background. Revenue stamp affixed at the
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Milford and Uxbridge Street Railway Company Bond   (52622)6119 - Milford and Uxbridge Street Railway Company Bond (52622)
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Signed by president Hanson, $1000 5% gold bond. #8. 17" x 10.75". Date: State/Country: Massachusetts City/County: Boston
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to f***2 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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