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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Long Beach Development Company Certificate   (52673)5120 - Long Beach Development Company Certificate (52673)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare $500 10 year 6% bond. Ocean waves vignette, signed by president. #29 15" x 10". Beautifully detailed in brown ink. Date: State/Cou...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Pacific Guano Stocks (5)   (105491)5121 - Pacific Guano Stocks (5) (105491)
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5 unissued Pacific Guano stocks, c. 1860's Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: California City/County:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to u********y.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Photo of Scotia Lumber Mills   (79160)5122 - Photo of Scotia Lumber Mills (79160)
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Black & white photo of operating lumber mill. Located in the heart of California Redwood Country, Scotia was developed starting in the 1880s and...
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Estimates : 55.00 - 85.00
Sold to C*****r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Rare Wells Fargo Check   (83304)5123 - Rare Wells Fargo Check (83304)
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Wells Fargo & Co check to Geo Storey 1891 signed by Nathan Rhine. Date: 1891 State/Country: California City/County:
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Santa Ana School District Bonds (2)   (76270)5124 - Santa Ana School District Bonds (2) (76270)
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1) Santa Ana School Dist. Orange County, Cal., 1909, cancelled, No. 2, for $1000; 2) Santa Ana High School Dist., Orange County, Cal. Redeemed 1907, N
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Scarce California Mining Stocks (4)   (79332)5125 - Scarce California Mining Stocks (4) (79332)
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California Dredging and Mining 1879. 4 Yosemite Quartz Mining, Grass Valley, CA. 1 issued 1883 and 2 U/I. Date: State/Country: California City
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Shasta Region B&W Photos (4)   (49511)5126 - Shasta Region B&W Photos (4) (49511)
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4.75" x 7" photos of Sacramento River near Copley showing a boat and waterwheel? and Bully Hill Mining Camp. 3 8" x 10" black a...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Sphinx Ranch Letterhead   (89122)5127 - Sphinx Ranch Letterhead (89122)
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Very rare Sphinx Ranch. Lamanda Park, CA letterhead signed by Edward Carver. Date: 1893 State/Country: California City/County:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to l*******c for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Three California Western Union Telegrams with Envelopes   (68017)5128 - Three California Western Union Telegrams with Envelopes (68017)
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Lot of 3 pairs. 1) 187- , Martinez, CA, to Judge John Henry in San Francisco: Nothing recorded since October fourth." 2) 1875, Woodland, CA to ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Three Saloon Advertising Pieces: Cover, Business Card, Postcard   (77559)5129 - Three Saloon Advertising Pieces: Cover, Business Card, Postcard (77559)
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Lot of 3. 1) Business card for Italian-Californian Wine Co., Wine & Liquor Merchants, 627 Vallejo Street, San Francisco. 2.75 x 4.5" 2) Cor...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Tuolumne County Water Co Stocks (5)   (105482)5130 - Tuolumne County Water Co Stocks (5) (105482)
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5 Tuolumne County Water Co Stocks, 1 has .5" tear Ken Prag Collection Date: 1852 State/Country: California City/County:
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to C*****r for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Tuolumne County Water Co Stocks (5)   (105481)5131 - Tuolumne County Water Co Stocks (5) (105481)
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5 i/u Tuolumne County Water Co stocks. 1 has .5" tear, 2 have small corner tears Ken Prag Collection Date: 1852 State/Country: California Ci...
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*********t for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Van Mining and Diamondville Blue Gravel Mining Stocks   (105575)5132 - Van Mining and Diamondville Blue Gravel Mining Stocks (105575)
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All but 1 unissued. Approx 10 Diamondville Blue Gravel Mining. Approx 10 Van Mining. Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: California City/Cou
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Van Mining Company Stock Certificates (31 count)   (52553)5133 - Van Mining Company Stock Certificates (31 count) (52553)
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31 Van Mining Company Stock certs. orange border, never issued. Appears to be water staining, and several of them have condition issues with curling,
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Estimates : 140.00 - 350.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Vintage California Business & Fraternal Cards   (77553)5134 - Vintage California Business & Fraternal Cards (77553)
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Lot of 8. Seven are fraternal calling cards for California members of the Knights Templar in Sacramento, Placerville, Stockton, Vallejo, and San Franc
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 45.00 - 65.00
 
 
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Two Reliance Gold & Silver Mining Co. Bonds   (55073)5135 - Two Reliance Gold & Silver Mining Co. Bonds (55073)
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1) This $100 bond was issued in 1867 and signed by secretary Armitage and president Tucker. Number 113. EARLY! 18 x 16". Excellent condition! I...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***2 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Colorado Springs Stereoviews (4 count)   (53241)5136 - Colorado Springs Stereoviews (4 count) (53241)
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4 stereoviews. Pikes Peak Ave. and Pikes peak by uncredited. Bird's eye by Kilburn Bros. Will Rogers Shrine is presented with a brilliant explan...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Early Colorado Springs Stereoview (2 count)   (53240)5137 - Early Colorado Springs Stereoview (2 count) (53240)
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2 Colorado Springs stereoviews. 2 views of the cupola of a school by Gurnsey. Date: c 1870's State/Country: Colorado City/County: Colorado S...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Acacia Gold Mining Stocks   (105581)5138 - Acacia Gold Mining Stocks (105581)
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8 i/c stocks 1899 Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Colorado City/County: Cripple Creek
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Anaconda Gold Mining Stocks   (105582)5139 - Anaconda Gold Mining Stocks (105582)
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8 i/c stocks 1892-96-edge toning Ken Prag Collection Date: State/Country: Colorado City/County: Cripple Creek
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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