Western Americana Signature Sale (May 2021 Auction)

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2021 Auction, the "Western Americana Signature Sale!"

We were wonderfully astounded to have about 7500 registered bidders in the last sale, which had about $1 million in collectibles of all sorts. We set a new company record with over 715 separate buyers. Now, we have the chance to do it again, with another amazing offering of fresh material from dozens of collections from across America!

This sale has many, many highlights, including:

*Gold nuggets and high grade gold specimens- from two major collections, some of the best high grade gold specimens we’ve had in years from the William Mayrsohn Collection, a long time mining executive.

*Mining artifacts, historical items- we’ve got the whole gamut of material, inclusive of some of the best and rarest of their kinds

*Rare books and references- Fremont to a detailed, multi-volume set of Oxford dictionary

*Custom made copper cannon from Michigan’s Copper Range

*Numismatics- medals, tokens galore from major collections, including Ron Lerch.

*Rare Ingots- Silver c1874 ingot from Bristol, NV; ingots from the Mayrsohn Collection

*Ken Prag Collections:
          --Autograph collection: eleven different Thomas Edison stocks; signers of the Declaration; famous financial figures (JP Morgan, Jay Gould, Rockefeller); Houdini, and more.
           --American Express Collection: a once-in-a-lifetime offering of numerous pieces spanning the history of the company, and including what we believe is the earliest American Express Stock ever offered at auction! 
          --Early American stocks- American turnpikes, plank roads and banks, including a great collection of Robert Morris material
          --Republic of Texas document collections

*Historical breast badges and ribbons

*Historical photographs: Deadwood, Dodge City, Leadville, Eastern Nevada and more

*Fire Dept Bell from Silver City, Nevada

*Gaming collectibles

*Native Americana- wonderful historical material- much from the historic Miles family of Ely- including important historical photos of White River petroglyphs, c1920; the research library of the Ely Cosmological Society c1920, much inscribed by key Pittman. Great selection of turquoise jewelry. The overall variety and quality is astounding, and you won’t want to miss it.

Previews welcome, by appointment. Questions welcome over the phone or via email.

And don't forget, your collection could be here! We want quality collections!

--The Holabird Team

Auction Schedule

Day 1, May 13th, 2021 (Lots 1000-1640)
    Art (1000-1178)
    Stocks & Bonds (1179-1640)
         Autographs (feat. Morris Collection, Edison Collection, Gould Collection, Rockefeller, Houdini, American Express Collection) (1179-1325)
         Non-Mining (Banking, Transportation, Bridges & Turnpikes, & Misc.) (1326-1554)            
         Mining (1555-1640)

Day 2, May 14th, 2021 (Lots 2000-2579)
    Mining (2000-2305)
         Minerals, Ore Specimens, & Fossils (2000-2083)
         Ephemera (2084-2266)
         Artifacts & Equipment (2267-2305)
    Railroadiana & Transportation (2306-2374)
    Philatelic (2375-2579)
         Covers & Postal History (2375-2414)
         Postcards (2415-2528)
         Stamps (2529-2579)

Day 3, May 15th, 2021 (Lots 3000-3602)
    Firearms, Military, & Political (3000-3134)
    Cowboy & Western (3135-3156)
    Jewelry (3157-3221)
    Badges (3222-3258)
    Numismatics (3259-3498)
         Ingots (3259-3272)
         Coins (3273-3396)
         Medals & So-Called Dollars (3397-3481)
         Misc. (3482-2498)
    Tokens (3499-3602)

Day 4, May 16th, 2021 (Lots 4000-4598)
    Native Americana (4000-4088)
    General Americana (4089-4598)

Day 5, May 17th, 2021 (Lots 5000-5630)
    General Foreign (5000-5053)
    Bottles (5054-5146)
    Sports (5147-5181)
    Bargains & Dealer Specials (5182-5630)
         General Americana (5182-5327)
         Philatelic (5328-5353)
         Stocks & Bonds (5354-5411)
         Numismatics (5412-5570)
         Tokens (5571-5630)
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Aztor mine, Los Cerrillos los district, New Mexico group.   [132776]2200 - Aztor mine, Los Cerrillos los district, New Mexico group. [132776]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of three documents and one small ore specimen for the Aztec and other mines in the Los Cerrillos mining district Santa Fe County New Mexico. The
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Engineering & Mining Journal  [131662]2201 - Engineering & Mining Journal [131662]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Published weekly out of New York, volume 78 July-December, 1904, bound into 26 issues totaling 1,056 pages, with index. Is hard bound and measures 1...
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Barron Mine Map  [132404]2202 - Barron Mine Map [132404]
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Drawn by noted Surveyor Edw. C. Uren, M.E. Color map covers entire property, including all structures, a longitudinal section of the mine &
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Oregon Dredging Photo Collection  [134023]2203 - Oregon Dredging Photo Collection [134023]
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Four groups of real photos of the gold dredge at Gold Hill, Oregon, Aug. 1940. Photos start with construction of the dredge. 14 (3.5 x 5.5"), 1...
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Coal Hill Mining Letterheads and Pictures  [129894]2204 - Coal Hill Mining Letterheads and Pictures [129894]
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Lot of 20 plus. All in plastic covers and excellent condition. Correspondence of thanks for increas in shipment, phots sent out, reasons the mone wa
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Pennsylvania Geologic Folios (17)  [110370]2205 - Pennsylvania Geologic Folios (17) [110370]
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Group of 17 of the 27 issued folios for Pennsylvania, including edge folios. Dates from c1902-c1930. Includes:Accident 1908; Amity 1907; Barnesboto 1
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Pennsylvania USGS Geologic Folios (13)  [112313]2206 - Pennsylvania USGS Geologic Folios (13) [112313]
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Accident 1908; Barnesboro 1913; Elders 1905; Elkland 1903; Foxburg 1911; Gaines 1903; Indiana 1904; Johnstown 1910; Latrobe 1904; Mercersburg 1909; Ru
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Three Coal Mining Photographs  [134018]2207 - Three Coal Mining Photographs [134018]
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Lot of 3 different. 1) Rock Springs Coal Mine No. 1, taken by JE Stimson, Cheyenne, Wyo., 1440. 8 x 10" photo on 9 x 11" cardboard. Deep c...
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Three Pennsylvania Coal Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134006]2208 - Three Pennsylvania Coal Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons [134006]
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Lot of 3 different marked sterling. 1) Fabulous Scranton spoon with engraved bowl and mining train scene running up the entire handle. WH Mortimer eng
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Two Pennsylvania Coal Mining Silver Spoons  [134007]2209 - Two Pennsylvania Coal Mining Silver Spoons [134007]
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Lot of 2 different marked Sterling. 1) Choice spoon for Carbondale, with engraved bowl and "Farview" engraved on handle. Reverse is engrav...
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South Dakota USGS Folios (10)  [112300]2210 - South Dakota USGS Folios (10) [112300]
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Aberdeen 1909; Alexandria 1903; Desmet 1904; Edgemont 1904; Huron 1904; Mitchell 1903 plus dupe; Orlichs 1902; Olivette 1903; Parker 1904; Date: Co
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 525.00
 
 
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Tennessee USGS Geologic Folios (8)  [112310]2211 - Tennessee USGS Geologic Folios (8) [112310]
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Louden 1896; McMinnville 1895 and a dupe; Pikeville 1895; Cleveland 1895; Columbia 1903; Greenville 1905 (no cover); Wartburg 1897 Date: Country (i
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Utah and Nevada Assay Office Goods and Samples  89305  [135540]2212 - Utah and Nevada Assay Office Goods and Samples 89305 [135540]
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Approx 20 envelopes of assay samples from UT and Nv, small mercury jug, 2 crucibles and more Date: Country (if not USA): State: Utah City: Pro
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Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (12)  [112311]2213 - Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (12) [112311]
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Bristol 1899; Franklin 1896; Fredricksburg 1894; Huntington 1900; Monterey 1899; Nomini 1896; Paw Paw 1912; Piedmont 1896; Pocahontas 1896; St Marys 1
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Start Price : 210.00 | Estimate : 420.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Virginia- West Virginia  USGS Geologic Folios (10)  [112312]2214 - Virginia- West Virginia USGS Geologic Folios (10) [112312]
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Buckhannon 1896; Charleston 1901; Franklin 1896; Huntington 1900; Kenova 1912; Monterey 1899; Pocahontas 1896; Raleigh 1902; Staunton 1894; Tazewell 1
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Welcome Nugget TC William Tobacco Label  [134016]2215 - Welcome Nugget TC William Tobacco Label [134016]
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TC Williams Co., Manufacturers, Virginia. Miner holding up nugget and exclaiming "Jack! Look at this!" On the boulder is printed: "As...
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Cannon Gold Mine Collection  [132143]2216 - Cannon Gold Mine Collection [132143]
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Mementos from the Cannon Underground Gold Mine of Asamera Minerals, Wenatchee, Washington. A framed and matted 22 x 18 inch photograph from the 800-X
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Washington State Geology and Mining Resources book collection  [116851]2217 - Washington State Geology and Mining Resources book collection [116851]
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This is a collection of Geologic and Mining Resources books, periodicals, and maps for the state of Washington early 1900's. Please see the phot...
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Glenn White W. Virginia Mine Archive  [129893]2218 - Glenn White W. Virginia Mine Archive [129893]
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Lot of 3. Report of the Board of Directors for stockholder 1924. Photo album ( fragile) Officer, Directors, Operating officials f the E.E.White Coa
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Assorted Coal Mining Collectibles  [134011]2219 - Assorted Coal Mining Collectibles [134011]
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Lot of 4. 1) Miniature (1.25" long) miners' boots made out of compressed anthracite coal. 2) I Like Koppers Coke button. 2" diameter, ...
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Miscellaneous Mining Collectibles  [134026]2220 - Miscellaneous Mining Collectibles [134026]
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Lot of 5. 1) Unmarked oil wick lamp. Rusting and some holes. 2) Tin for TC Willams Co.'s Welcome Nugget tobacco. 3 x 2" 3) Empty canister f...
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Color Lithograph Mining Posters (3)   [132478]2221 - Color Lithograph Mining Posters (3) [132478]
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This lot consists of two different pieces. The first is a 2 part poster, the panels are 26" x 40", showing 5 miners with hard hats and ca...
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European Mining Badges  [134000]2222 - European Mining Badges [134000]
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Lot of 6. 1) Three different from Poland. "Banyasz Szolgalati Erdemerem" Approx. 1.5" diameter. Cross-crossed mining picks. 2) Three ...
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Mining Related Buttons & Badges  [134012]2223 - Mining Related Buttons & Badges [134012]
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Lot of 4 different. 1) Badge for the United Mine Workers of America, no hanger. Whitehead & Hoag Co. Approx. 2 x 2" 2) Employee badge for t...
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United Mine Workers of America Watch Fobs  [134010]2224 - United Mine Workers of America Watch Fobs [134010]
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Lot of 2 different. 1) "U.M.W. of A. / April 1st / 1898 / Eight Hours." The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. With leather strap. App...
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Western Federation of Miners Fob  [129300]2225 - Western Federation of Miners Fob [129300]
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Triangular brass fob, 42 x 35 mm. Founded in 1893, the organization was active in mining strikes throughout the Western United States and British Colu
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Four Different Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134008]2226 - Four Different Mining Souvenir Silver Spoons [134008]
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Lot of 4 different. 1) Thermopolis, Wyoming, "The Start of a Mine", dies struck bowl showing miner and wince. 5.5" long. Handle has i...
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Four Mining Related Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134009]2227 - Four Mining Related Souvenir Silver Spoons [134009]
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Lot of 4 different. 1) Pittsburg, Kansas, spoon with figural miner handle. 5.5" long. 2) The Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama. Die struck bo...
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Four Different Oil Drilling Souvenir Silver Spoons  [134003]2228 - Four Different Oil Drilling Souvenir Silver Spoons [134003]
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Lot of 4 different. Measure 5 to 5.5" in length. All marked sterling. All with engraved bowls showing oil wells. Includes: Gas Well, Idla, Kans...
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Three Pictorial Oil Drilling Silver Spoons  [134002]2229 - Three Pictorial Oil Drilling Silver Spoons [134002]
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Lot of 3 different. All approx. 5" long. All marked Sterling. Includes: Oil Well at Independence, Kansas; Martin No. 1 at Robinson, Illinois; a...
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Kennecott Copper and Asamera Oil Collectibles  [132876]2230 - Kennecott Copper and Asamera Oil Collectibles [132876]
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Includes a dozen cigarette lighters with Kennecott name and the ankh logo: 8 Zippo, 3 Bentley, 1 Ronson (butane!); Two ashtrays turned from 3.5-inch d
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Mine Plant, A.I.M.E Rocky Mountain Fund Series   [132343]2231 - Mine Plant, A.I.M.E Rocky Mountain Fund Series [132343]
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Benjamin Franklin Tillson The contents are arranged into three main sections: Surface, shaft & Underground Classic well-illustra
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Mineral Resource Books (2)  [132417]2232 - Mineral Resource Books (2) [132417]
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1) U.S. Geological Survey by Charles D. Walcott- Director. Mineral Resources of the United States-1902. Washington Printing Office 1904. 2) U.S. Geolo
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Mine Practices (Books)  [85863]2233 - Mine Practices (Books) [85863]
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Approx. 15 hardcover books. Rocky Mountain Fund Series - A.I.M.E., Mine Plant (Illustrations, pp. 320); Handbook of Mining Details; I.C.S. Reference L
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Mines Register 1937  [121703]2234 - Mines Register 1937 [121703]
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The 1937 Edition of Mines Register, Successor to The Mines Handbook. The book is 1,340 pages full of minerals and metals information for the entire Un
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Mining Engineer’s Handbook- Vol. 1, First Ed.  [132301]2235 - Mining Engineer’s Handbook- Vol. 1, First Ed. [132301]
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Mining Engineer s Handbook Robert Peele, Editor-in-Chief Published by John Wiley & Sons, N.Y. Vol. 1, First Ed., 1918 (
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Youth Mining Fiction Library  [134028]2236 - Youth Mining Fiction Library [134028]
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This is an interesting library of 27 hardcover titles, all youth fiction that is mining adventure themed. Most different. Titles include: Dave Porter
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Copper Handbook  [132418]2237 - Copper Handbook [132418]
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1) The Cooper Handbook Volume VI- Stevens- 1906. Front cover cracked. Condition used. Page count: 1116. 66 pages of advertising. Great resource mater
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Copper Handbook Vol. VI  [132451]2238 - Copper Handbook Vol. VI [132451]
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1) The Cooper Handbook Volume VI- Stevens- 1906. Front cover in tact. Various spots of wear. Condition used. Page count: 1116. 66 pages of advertising
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Estimate : 240.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Chemistry & Mining Books  [131964]2239 - Chemistry & Mining Books [131964]
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Collection of six hard bound books on the subjects of mining and chemistry. Titles include" the Handbook of Chemistry" by Lang, "Tran...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Mining Handbooks (3)  [131886]2240 - Mining Handbooks (3) [131886]
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1) Principles of Mining , Valuation, Organization & Administration, by Herbert C. Hoover Published by McGraw-Hill, N.Y.,
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Mining Lamps and Explosive Ads (7)  [131977]2241 - Mining Lamps and Explosive Ads (7) [131977]
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Collection of seven print ads from explosive powder companies and mining lamp manufacturers. Included is the Columbia Powder Company, Atlas Powder C
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Mining Manual (21st), International  [132341]2242 - Mining Manual (21st), International [132341]
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Published by the Western Mining Directory Co., Denver, Colorado, Embracing the Principal Operating Metal Mines, Mills, Smelting & Refining Plant...
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Oil Company Ephemera Collection  [131792]2243 - Oil Company Ephemera Collection [131792]
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Twenty-two pieces. 1) Large group of items. Fifteen annual reports for the Texon Oil & Land Company. 1941to 1945. Five each for Group 1, Group 2...
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Rare Mining Publication attached to World War II  [130137]2244 - Rare Mining Publication attached to World War II [130137]
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gFederal Aids for War Mineral Production h by the War Production Board. This relates to an act that gave strategic metals production
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Vintage B&W Photos of Western Mining Areas (8)  [49510]2245 - Vintage B&W Photos of Western Mining Areas (8) [49510]
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Eight 8" x 10" black and white photos. Includes AZ, ID, UT and ND. Mostly older buildings and the Eby Stamp Mill. Date: Country (if n...
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Two Mine Signs DANGER and CYANIDE  108247  [135530]2246 - Two Mine Signs DANGER and CYANIDE 108247 [135530]
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Two mine signs, smaller DANGER sign is 10x7-inches, and the larger CYANIDE sign is approximately 24x26-inches. See photo for lettering and condition d
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History of the Explosives Industry in America, Rare Mining Reference Book  [129548]2247 - History of the Explosives Industry in America, Rare Mining Reference Book [129548]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
History of the Explosives Industry in America by Van Gelder and Schlatter, copyright 1927. Although, this is a later day reprint of this classic refer
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Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Allis-Chalmers  Stockholders Reports  [129896]2248 - Allis-Chalmers Stockholders Reports [129896]
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Lot of 16. From 1927-1950 filled with ad and information on the different mining and equipment manufacturedm contract w/ AFL-CIO. Nice Bom
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Mining Pay Roll  Ledgers (3)  [132317]2249 - Mining Pay Roll Ledgers (3) [132317]
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1) Mizpah Extension Co., of Tonopah Statement showing Receipts & Disbursements for week, N.D. 2) Richmond Hill Mining Milling & Le
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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