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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Rambler Automobile Company Stock Certificates   (104186)6440 - Rambler Automobile Company Stock Certificates (104186)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10 unissued stocks, two different companies. 1) Rambler Automobile Co. of New York. Six stocks. Black border and print, gold seal, allegorical
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Herman's Devils Lake Line of Steamboats Stocks (25)   (105640)6441 - Herman's Devils Lake Line of Steamboats Stocks (25) (105640)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 25 unissued stocks Ken Prag Collection Date: c1900's State/Country: North Dakota City/County: Devils Lake
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Willys Corporation Stock Certificates   (103507)6442 - Willys Corporation Stock Certificates (103507)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6, two different varieties (brown or orange borders), issued 1921-22, signed by the asst. secretary, all punch cancelled. From 1912 to 1918, Wi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Utah Rapid Transit Co. Bond   (52643)6443 - Utah Rapid Transit Co. Bond (52643)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare $1000 6% 20 year bond, #1198. Signed by president Bigelow. Streetcar vignette and winged angel. 15" x 10.25". Red colored detail. Da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Air Ferries and Helicopter Stocks   (105645)6444 - Air Ferries and Helicopter Stocks (105645)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 2 Island Air Ferries and 20 Berlin Doman Helicopter stocks Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Airline Engine and Instruments Stocks   (105646)6445 - Airline Engine and Instruments Stocks (105646)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 35 stocks from Curtiss Wright, Fairchild Engine and Airplane, Dumont Airplane & Marine Instruments, Sperry Corp and Sperry Rand Ken Prag ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to w******o for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Alaska Transportation and Development Company   (83633)6446 - Alaska Transportation and Development Company (83633)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twenty-five shares of Alaska Transportation and Development Co, number 1215, issued to Oscar Washburnes, dated September 20, 1897. Signed by R M Patt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d*******f for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Automobile Bond & Stock Certificate Collection   (104431)6447 - Automobile Bond & Stock Certificate Collection (104431)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15. Includes: Pennsylvania Motor Co. (1900); Moore Motor Vehicle Co. (3 stocks, 1918); Malibu Grand Prix Corp. ( 5 stocks, 1984-87); Northway M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Automobile Companies    (106203)6448 - Automobile Companies (106203)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Kaiser-Frazer Corp (1947–1951 partnership between automobile executive Joseph W. Frazer and industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. In 1947, acquired auto
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Automobile Stock Certificate Group   (107311)6449 - Automobile Stock Certificate Group (107311)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 24. Included: Rickenbacker Motor Company (1927); Ruggles Motor Company (6 unissued); Standard Car Construction Company (two issued in 1917); Hu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Automobile Stock Certificate Group   (107365)6450 - Automobile Stock Certificate Group (107365)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14. Includes: Ben-Hur Motor Company (two issued in 1916, gold car vignette); American Austin Car Company, Inc. (two temp. certs. issued in 1929
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********h for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Automobile Stock Certificate Group   (104438)6451 - Automobile Stock Certificate Group (104438)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 14, most different. Included: Wyoming Nash Sales Inc. (unissued); Western Autowash, Ltd. (1930 and unissued); Vulcan Motor Axle Corp. (2 differ
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Boston and Philadelphia Steamship Co Stocks (2)   (83361)6452 - Boston and Philadelphia Steamship Co Stocks (2) (83361)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 unissued and c. 1800's New Haven Steamship Co unissued receipt.Prag Collection. Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 40.00
Sold to 8********h for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Elgin Motor Car Stock   (79922)6453 - Elgin Motor Car Stock (79922)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #31721 Anna Glawatz 3 shares, 1920. Allegorical woman with star on her head vignette. Date: 1920 State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 85.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Elgin Motor Car Stock   (79921)6454 - Elgin Motor Car Stock (79921)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #6598 Albert La Huis 20 shares, 1916. "The Elgin automobile was manufactured by Elgin Motor Car Corporation in Argo, Illinois, from 1916 to...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 110.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Five Automobile Company Stock Certificates   (104439)6455 - Five Automobile Company Stock Certificates (104439)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. 1) Universal Motors Company (two different, both 1916, not cancelled). 2) Green Motors, Incorporated (1919, not cancelled, five documentary
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Ford International Capital Corp. Bonds   (104432)6456 - Ford International Capital Corp. Bonds (104432)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 25 issued $1,000 bonds, two varieties (blue or pink border). Four were issued in 1968, the rest in 1969. All punch cancelled. Vignette of early
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Ford Motor Company Stock Certificates   (104433)6457 - Ford Motor Company Stock Certificates (104433)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 26, three varieties. Nineteen are issued (1969-80), seven are unissued. All are cancelled. All feature a vignette of Henry Ford next to an earl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Miscellaneous Auto Stock Certificates   (104420)6458 - Miscellaneous Auto Stock Certificates (104420)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11. Includes: Moore Motor Vehicle Company (1918); Malibu Grad Prix Corporation (3 stocks, 1984-87); Northway Motors Corp. (1919); Placer Motor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Modern Maritime Stocks   (105595)6459 - Modern Maritime Stocks (105595)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx 25 modern maritime stocks-Exxon, Hartman Marine, US Lines, US Freight and more Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: City/County:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s******n for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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