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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Alaska Petroleum Company Stock   (88067)5650 - Alaska Petroleum Company Stock (88067)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 505 for 500 shares to George Killen. Signed by GHW Leod and Wralfath(?). Dateline Seattle 1900. Incorporated in 1900. Oil field vignette with one we
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Cold Bay Exploration Company Oil Royalty Certificate   (83618)5651 - Cold Bay Exploration Company Oil Royalty Certificate (83618)
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Two Cold Bay Exploration Oil Royalty Certificates. 1) Certificate No. B19, signed January 21, 1927, by Howard M. Rice. 2) Certificate A30, signed by
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Portage Bay Exploration Company   (83621)5652 - Portage Bay Exploration Company (83621)
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Portage Bay Exploration Company Oil Royalty Certificate Series A, Certificate A22, Series A, signed Howard Rice, president. Vignette: Profile of lady
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
 
 
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New York-Kootenay Mining Company, Ltd. Stock Certificate   (107262)5653 - New York-Kootenay Mining Company, Ltd. Stock Certificate (107262)
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Number 266 for 500 shares to Joseph W Boyd on April 6th, 1897 in New York. Signed by treasurer Gedney(?) and vice president J Boyd. Not cancelled. Sta
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8***1 for (65.00 + 14.30) x 1 = 79.30
 
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Archipelago Exploitation Company, Alaska, Stock   (78606)5654 - Archipelago Exploitation Company, Alaska, Stock (78606)
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Lot of two 1) This is a trustee's certificate # 7 for 3,600 shares to John D Elwell. 1899. Signed by trustees John Clewell and M Muhleman. Green...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
Sold to d*******f for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Calumet & Bisbee Development Co. Stock Certificate   (104261)5655 - Calumet & Bisbee Development Co. Stock Certificate (104261)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inc. in the Territory of Arizona. No. 937, issued for 20 shares to James G McCallum on Nov. 12th, 1903. Not signed by the president, but by the secret
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s****y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Ventura Mining Company Stock plus one other   (52505)5656 - Ventura Mining Company Stock plus one other (52505)
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1) Ventura Mining Co. signed by president, issued in 1910, orange border. We could not find any info on this company in our library. 7.25" x 11...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Grand Prize Mining Co   (86519)5657 - Grand Prize Mining Co (86519)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 shares of Grand Prize Mining Company, a gold and copper mine located in Gila county, Arizona, cert # 11052 incorp. Sept 7, 1876 in Tuscarora Dist,
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to r***6 for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Three Rare Gold Cliff Mining & Reduction Co. Stock Certificates   (54350)5658 - Three Rare Gold Cliff Mining & Reduction Co. Stock Certificates (54350)
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3 rare certificates. Gold Cliff Mining and Reduction Co. of Arizona I/U 1897 to Stephen Parrish #101 for 500 shares, #105 for 1000 shares, and #167 fo
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Silver Nugget Mining Stocks, 2 Different   (105496)5659 - Silver Nugget Mining Stocks, 2 Different (105496)
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2 i/u, 1 olive, 1 tan. #1278 EB Stanton 100 shares 1881. #770 SB Johnston 100 shares 1881. Both signed by Alvin Hill and M Earl Ken Prag Collection D
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to v*g for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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