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.

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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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South Boston Railroad Company   (78733)6400 - South Boston Railroad Company (78733)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
23 unissued $50.00 South Boston Railroad Company stocks; datelined Boston, Massachusetts; printed by Mills, Knight & Co., in great condition. T...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
Sold to a****y for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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South Boston Railroad Company Stock Certificates   (78765)6401 - South Boston Railroad Company Stock Certificates (78765)
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60 total certificates. All are signed and cancelled; all in good condition, some discoloration and fading. This historic document was printed by Mil
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to a****y for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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South Carolina Central Rail Road Co. Bond   (106327)6402 - South Carolina Central Rail Road Co. Bond (106327)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued $500 South Carolina Central Rail Road Co 1st Mortgage Bond Certificate #224 signed by president with all 57 coupons. Excellent condition - 2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold to d*******f for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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South Carolina Railway Company Bond Certificates    (79624)6403 - South Carolina Railway Company Bond Certificates (79624)
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4 total bond certificates. All with vignettes of slaves picking cotton and hauling bushels of cotton. All in good condition, some wear and tear. Al
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 170.00 - 275.00
Sold to d*******f for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Southeastern Greyhound Lines Stocks(2)   (79832)6404 - Southeastern Greyhound Lines Stocks(2) (79832)
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Unissued specimens, green and purple. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to D*B for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Southern Railway Equipment Trust Company Stock Certificates   (78770)6405 - Southern Railway Equipment Trust Company Stock Certificates (78770)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
45 total certificates. 26 are ruby red, 8 are deep blue, 11 are orange in color. All signed anbd canceled; the vignette on the ruby red certificates
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Springfield, Mount Vernon & Pittsburgh Railroad Company Stock Certificates   (78763)6406 - Springfield, Mount Vernon & Pittsburgh Railroad Company Stock Certificates (78763)
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2 certificates total. Both are signed and not cancelled; both in good condition, some folding lines and some discoloration. Prag Collection. Date:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
 
 
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Staten Island Midland Railroad Co. bond   (106328)6407 - Staten Island Midland Railroad Co. bond (106328)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unissued and cancelled $500 Bond for Staten Island Midland Rail Road Co cert. # 196 with all 60 coupons attached. Under printed orange revenue stamp
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad Company Stock Certificates   (78761)6408 - Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad Company Stock Certificates (78761)
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7 total certificates. All are signed and canceled; all are in very good condition, nice blue trim. Unlisted on Cox; Prag Collection. Date: 1800-1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 85.00 - 140.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Swan Creek Railway Co   (105551)6409 - Swan Creek Railway Co (105551)
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4 certificates.1. Three Swan Creek Railway Co Incorp 1906 Tennessee. BROWN, I/C, #12, issued Nov. 28, 1906 ITASB W. L. Mapother, V.P. vignette o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 110.00
Sold to f***2 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Syracuse Rapid Transit Railway Company    (78731)6410 - Syracuse Rapid Transit Railway Company (78731)
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There are four shares that have a background with the word "Preferred," that have been signed by the companies Secretary, JB Summerfield. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 55.00 - 85.00
Sold to w******o for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Tarkio Valley Railroad Company & Western Railway Construction Company   (78735)6411 - Tarkio Valley Railroad Company & Western Railway Construction Company (78735)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
There are two different stocks in this set. The first has 4 shares, which are from the Tarkio Valley Railroad Company; the vignette in the center is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold to f***2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company Stock Certificates   (79677)6412 - The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company Stock Certificates (79677)
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13 total certificates. All signed and cancelled; in very good condition. Prag Collection. Date: 1880's State/Country: City/County:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 55.00
 
 
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The Fitchbury stock   (75845)6413 - The Fitchbury stock (75845)
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One Preferred stock for the Fitchbury Railroad Company for Alice U. Pearmaiss, dated Dec 29, 1902, number 34342. A horse-drawn railroad from Boston t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 75.00
Sold to f***2 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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The Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Company   (75843)6414 - The Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Company (75843)
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Two stock certificates for The Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Company 1) 100 shares of The Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Company, number 528,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 140.00
Sold to H*****r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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The Forest City Railway Company stock   (75860)6415 - The Forest City Railway Company stock (75860)
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Ten shares of capital stock The Forest City Railway Company, certificate number 998. Signed Mar 14, 1967. Cancelled January 18, 1908. Ken Prag Colle
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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The Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad Company Stock Certificates   (78773)6416 - The Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad Company Stock Certificates (78773)
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18 total certificates. All are signed and canceled by (?); all in very good condition. Vignette of a train leaving a station, nice deep black color.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 110.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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The Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company Bond Certificates   (78775)6417 - The Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company Bond Certificates (78775)
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1 bond certificate. It was signed by (?) and cancelled; datelined October 23rd, 1868; District of Illinois. This bond certificate states, "Fi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 55.00 - 70.00
Sold to N*******r for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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The Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company Bond Certificates   (78764)6418 - The Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company Bond Certificates (78764)
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2 bond certificates. Both are signed and canceled; very vivid colors, both in very good condition, one fold in the center; vignettes of a train and
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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The Toledo and Ohio Central Railway Company   (78734)6419 - The Toledo and Ohio Central Railway Company (78734)
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There are 8 preferred shares; each one was worth $100. Datelined Toledo, Ohio; printed by Franklin Bank Note Company in New York. There are 13 commo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
Sold to a****y for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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