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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Otsego Silver Mining Company Stock   (86747)5900 - Otsego Silver Mining Company Stock (86747)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
# 138 for 1000 shares to Elizabeth Beekman. Signed by James Cook and David Beekman. Dateline New York 1873. Three allegorical and mining vignettes. No
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Sunbeam Consolidated Mining Company stock   (88054)5901 - Sunbeam Consolidated Mining Company stock (88054)
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# 262 for 500 shares to Mitchell. Signed by May Richman and president AE Welby. Dateline Salt Lake City 1897. Incorporated 1896. Not cancelled. Brown
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Sunbeam Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107213)5902 - Sunbeam Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate (107213)
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Tintic Mining District, Utah (printed under title). Inc. in Utah. No. 583, issued for 1,000 shares to Frank Mc Allister on June 30th, 1898 in Salt Lak
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to a****y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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USGS Professional Paper 107   (76554)5903 - USGS Professional Paper 107 (76554)
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Softcover 282pp with index. Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, UT. An extremely important reference on a major mining district. S
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Victorious Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107193)5904 - Victorious Mining Company Stock Certificate (107193)
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"Camp Floyd Mining District" (printed under title). Inc. in Utah, 1899. No. 37, issued for 2,164 shares to Peter Madsen on May 16th, 1899 ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8***4 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Mountain Chief Mining Company of Utah Stock   (86748)5905 - Mountain Chief Mining Company of Utah Stock (86748)
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English investors. # 1075 for 1 share. 1872. "Share Warrant" Top eft dog ear, wrinkles and one spot upper right. Nice. Ken Prag Collecti...
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Comet Mining Company Stocks   (86761)5906 - Comet Mining Company Stocks (86761)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two. Gorgeous foreign (French) certificates. 1) Black on White. Issued in 1883 for the Comet Mining Company of Utah. Text in French. Entire cer
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Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8***4 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Kennecott Copper Commemoratives   (87304)5907 - Kennecott Copper Commemoratives (87304)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1988 medal commemorating modernization at the Kennecott Utah copper Bingham Canyon Mine. Copper, 71 mm in original plastic case. A tie tack in the sha
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to H*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Mine Car Spikes and Square Nails   (88350)5908 - Mine Car Spikes and Square Nails (88350)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Recovered from Cave Mine, Ut. Mine car spikes and square nails. Date: State/Country: Utah City/County:
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Niagara Mining and Smelting Company Stock   (86745)5909 - Niagara Mining and Smelting Company Stock (86745)
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# 130 for 100 shares to J Price. Signed by Howard (?) and president G Pallen. Dateline Salt Lake City 1892. Gold seal. Underground mining vignette. Am
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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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