Summer Americana Auction--July 2019

Auction Details

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

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
Choose Your Layout > Switch to Grid View Switch to List View
Mojave, CA Region Books (3)   (63143)5050 - Mojave, CA Region Books (3) (63143)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Geological Reconnaissance in SW Nevada and Eastern California by Ball, Mohave Desert Region California by Thompson, Mojave River and its Valley by Pei
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Stocks for Monolith Portland Cement Company (infamous in Owens Valley)   (23773)5051 - Stocks for Monolith Portland Cement Company (infamous in Owens Valley) (23773)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two stocks. 1) 1952 to Sutro & Co. 2) 1933 to Benjamin Williams. Both have a mountain vignette with a large 'M' imprinted on the mountai...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********l for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Mt. Lowe & Pasadena, CA Postcards and Ephemera   (105422)5052 - Mt. Lowe & Pasadena, CA Postcards and Ephemera (105422)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mt. Lowe (bent) and Rose Bowl chromolithos. Old Pasadena directory and Mt. Lowe souvenir bookletSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Amalgamated Mining & Oil Company Gold Bond   (55063)5053 - Amalgamated Mining & Oil Company Gold Bond (55063)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 14121. $25. All 80 coupons attached. Signed by W Fraser(?) secretary and Goodman president. Two vignettes: ore cart at mine entrance and oil ri
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Murchie, Amalgamated, Empire, California & New York Oil, etc. Letter and Amalgamated Oil Stock   (555054 - Murchie, Amalgamated, Empire, California & New York Oil, etc. Letter and Amalgamated Oil Stock (55
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) The letter acknowledges the new bondholders of these mines (and others) and gives a quick history where things are. Dated November 1, 1909. "...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nevada County, CA Check Collection   (83225)5055 - Nevada County, CA Check Collection (83225)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 17 checks. Citizens Bank, Maryland Gold Mining, Wells Fargo & Co Express, Nevada County Bank, Idaho Quartz Mining, Washington Mining, Ida...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
I M Wentworth Boot and Shoe Company Stock   (86766)5056 - I M Wentworth Boot and Shoe Company Stock (86766)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 27 for 100 shares to A Rammelsberg trustee. Signed by E Savory and president SH Penwell. Not cancelled. Vignette is of the factory in West Berkeley.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to N*******r for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Two Insurance Company Stock Certificates   (107330)5057 - Two Insurance Company Stock Certificates (107330)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2 different. 1) Vulcan Fire Insurance Company of Oakland, California. No. 290, issued for 40 shares to JB Fayant on April 7th, 1911. Not cancel
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Real Estate Association Stock Certificates   (104410)5058 - Real Estate Association Stock Certificates (104410)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. Inc. in April 1876. One unissued. The other is issued in 1888 to HB Higbee for one share. Signed by president T.A. Gilbert and secretary Geo
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Blue Canon, CA Train RPC   (105287)5059 - Blue Canon, CA Train RPC (105287)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue Canon, CA RPC of a train at the station, light small stain on upper marginSalvatore Falcone Collection Date: State/Country: California City/C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to r***6 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark