2012 Hot August Auction

Auction Details

Highlights of the sale include:
1. A new discovery of an early, c 1876-7 photo of the Earp family with all of the Earp brothers and their father Nicholas.
2. The Ken and Rosemary Roberts miners candlestick collection containing some of the finest miners candlesticks ever made
3. The best saloon section we’ve ever had – including a fantastic collection of embossed saloon bottles put away for 40 years
4. The largest (by far!) antique American silver ingot, nearly 500 ounces – from Denver!
5. “Discovery” ingots from collections all over America
6. Western mining broadsides, lithographs and maps – the best selection of rarities ever offered at one time.
7. Western Art – five spectacular oil paintings in the style of Russell in oversized mural format by Franz Trevors, from the Palace Club, Reno, 1943-4.
8. Gaming – rare early slot machine (1910), chip collections, antique equipment and broadsides
9. Bawdy & Brothel- rare Mustang Ranch “gold card”, ultra rare early brothel tokens highlighted by the Goldfield “rooster”
10. Western broadsides – the best ever seen at auction – Tahoe, Virginia City, Reno, Pioneer societies, brewery advertising and more
11. Gold and gold ore specimens from major collections
12. Nevada Railroad Collection- The fantastic Jacobitz Collection of lamps, locks, keys, photographs and documents. Perhaps the best collection ever assembled!
13. Humboldt Soda Works Archive from Winnemucca. An original collection of hundreds of original etched and silk screened seltzer bottles for the back bars in saloons dating from c1890 to 1919 (Prohibition) and another batch that post-dates Prohibition.
14. Mining and Assay catalog collection
15. Major World’s Fair ephemera & So Called Dollars collections
16. Original hoard of Morgan Dollars from a Reno Casino in the early days and a $50 Augustus Humbert Pioneer gold piece.
17. Rare western tokens. The best of the best.
Yerington Drug Co. Bottles NV - Yerington,Lyon County - 2012aug - Nevada Bottles1330Yerington Drug Co. Bottles NV - Yerington,Lyon County - 2012aug - Nevada Bottles
Lot of 2: 1) 6 ounce, 6.5" tall; graduation marks along both left and right sides of bottle front. Small, minor impact marks at top. Near mint co
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
American Eagle One Ounce Proof Silver Bullion Coins 1987,1989,1991,1992,1994 - 2012aug - Numismatic1331American Eagle One Ounce Proof Silver Bullion Coins 1987,1989,1991,1992,1994 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 5 from the years 1987,1989,1991,1992 and 1994. All proofs come with cases and boxes as well as protective plastic holders. The proofs were made
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
Lot Withdrawn 2012aug - Numismatic1332Lot Withdrawn 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 7 frames: 1) -59956
Start Price : 10.00
Augustus Humbert Slug 2012aug - Numismatic1333Augustus Humbert Slug 2012aug - Numismatic
In January, 1851 the U.S. Assay Office in San Francisco awarded the coining contract to Moffat & Co. and assasyer Augustus Humbert, formerly a New
Start Price : 10,000.00 | Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
Blank Slug Facsimile c1880 - 2012aug - Numismatic1334Blank Slug Facsimile c1880 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Octagonal, full size polished brass blank slug. "U.S.A./ This Is A/ Blank/ Fifty/ Dollar/ Piece/ In Pure/ Brass" is printed in very small pu
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Commemorative Half Dollars 2012aug - Numismatic1335Commemorative Half Dollars 2012aug - Numismatic
6 uncertified XF-AU: 1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial (4), 1925 Stone Mountain Memorial, 1926 Lexington Concord Sesquicentennial. -59176
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
Commemorative Half Dollars 2012aug - Numismatic1336Commemorative Half Dollars 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of nine circulated half dollars: 1918 Illinois, XF; 1920 Pilgrim, XF; 1922 Grant, XF; 1923 Monroe, VF; 1925 Norse, XF; 1925 Huguenot, VF; 1925 Sto
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
Eagle Mining Company Ingot c1960 - 2012aug - Numismatic1337Eagle Mining Company Ingot c1960 - 2012aug - Numismatic
The obverse is engraved with “999 Fine. Value $7.27.”The reverse has “Ozs. 5.64 no. 362.”There is also an seal of an eagle, which is exactly the same
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (850.00 + 165.75) x 1 = 1,015.75
Framed Currency Collection 2012aug - Numismatic1338Framed Currency Collection 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of six frames of four notes: 1) uncut sheet of Citizens Bank of Louisiana $20; 2) uncut sheet of Hagerstown Bank $5 and $10; 3) uncut sheet of Can
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
Goldfield Ledge Ingot 2012aug - Numismatic1339Goldfield Ledge Ingot 2012aug - Numismatic
A questionable silver ingot stamped No. 11. A refined product, the Goldfield Ledge is not a known district. 6.28 oz., .999 S. 3 1/4 x 1 x 1/4".
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
Kettle Game Counter 2012aug - Numismatic1340Kettle Game Counter 2012aug - Numismatic
Copy of 1803 $10 gold piece, this brass counter was certified EF40 details, scratched. -59840
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
Massachusetts and California Company 2012aug - Numismatic1341Massachusetts and California Company 2012aug - Numismatic
The Massachusetts and California Company stocks are among the most desirable of the private gold coin related ephemera. At present there are three of
Start Price : 3,750.00 | Estimates : 7,500.00 - 12,000.00
Sold for (3,000.00 + 585.00) x 1 = 3,585.00
Medal Collection 2012aug - Numismatic1342Medal Collection 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 22, mostly Washington commemoratives. Worthy of inspection. Provenance Bowers & Merena Auction Sept 1986. -59128
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (1,150.00 + 224.25) x 1 = 1,374.25
Medallic Arts Medals 2012aug - Numismatic1343Medallic Arts Medals 2012aug - Numismatic
Three beautiful issues from Medallic Art. Co.: 1959 Alaska Statehood, 1970 South Carolina Tricenntenial, 1965 Centennial of the Statue of Liberty. -
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
Miniature Slug Facsimile 2012aug - Numismatic1344Miniature Slug Facsimile 2012aug - Numismatic
Octogonal 5/8" wide gold replica of an 1852 $50 gold slug, set in bezel in original jewelry case labeled wells Fargo & Co. A beautiful penden
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
Morgan Dollar Lighter 2012aug - Numismatic1345Morgan Dollar Lighter 2012aug - Numismatic
Cigarette lighter with a 1880 Morgan Dollar on one side, and a medal depicting the state seal of Nevada on the reverse. - Jacobitz Collection -59968
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (190.00 + 37.05) x 1 = 227.05
Morgan Silver Dollar Shotglass c1900 - 2012aug - Numismatic1346Morgan Silver Dollar Shotglass c1900 - 2012aug - Numismatic
This is a great and fun piece to add to any saloon collection. Made out of aluminum, it measures 1.30" folded and 2” unfolded. Has the regular ob
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Original Morgan Rolls - A 2012aug - Numismatic1347Original Morgan Rolls - A 2012aug - Numismatic
This original group of 1884-O and 1885-O uncirculated Morgan Dollar rolls come to us from one of the Reno Gaming Families. Rudolph A.G. Semenza coll
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,900.00 + 370.50) x 1 = 2,270.50
Original Morgan Rolls - B 2012aug - Numismatic1348Original Morgan Rolls - B 2012aug - Numismatic
One roll each 1884-O and 1885-O. Plus the metal storage box. -59983
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,390.00
Original Morgan Rolls - C 2012aug - Numismatic1349Original Morgan Rolls - C 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 4: Two each, 1884-O and 1885-O. -59977
Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (3,400.00 + 663.00) x 1 = 4,063.00
Original Morgan Rolls - D 2012aug - Numismatic1350Original Morgan Rolls - D 2012aug - Numismatic
One roll each 1884-O and 1885-O. -59979
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,390.00
Original Morgan Rolls - E 2012aug - Numismatic1351Original Morgan Rolls - E 2012aug - Numismatic
One roll each, 1884-O and 1885-O. -59978
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,390.00
Original Morgan Rolls - F  - , -  - 2012aug - Numismatic1352Original Morgan Rolls - F - , - - 2012aug - Numismatic
One roll each 1884-O, 1885-O plus the metal storage box. -59976
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,390.00
Original Morgan Rolls - G 2012aug - Numismatic1353Original Morgan Rolls - G 2012aug - Numismatic
Two rolls of 1884-O. -59981
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,390.00
Original Morgan Rolls - H 2012aug - Numismatic1354Original Morgan Rolls - H 2012aug - Numismatic
Two rolls of 1885-O. -59980
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,390.00
Original Morgan Rolls - I 2012aug - Numismatic1355Original Morgan Rolls - I 2012aug - Numismatic
One roll each 1884-O, 1885-O. -59982
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,400.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,900.00 + 370.50) x 1 = 2,270.50
Peace Dollar Punch Out Necklace 2012aug - Numismatic1356Peace Dollar Punch Out Necklace 2012aug - Numismatic
1922 silver Peace dollar with punched out liberty face with 20 inch silver chain and bezel. In a Michael and Sons fine jewelry box. -59379
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
Rare Coin Books 2012aug - Numismatic1357Rare Coin Books 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 2: "A Guide Book of United States Fractional Currency," by Matt Rothert c1963; "Adams' Official Premium List of United States Pr
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Silver Star Zinc Ingot 2012aug - Numismatic1358Silver Star Zinc Ingot 2012aug - Numismatic
Debossed “Silver Star” with a star at each corner of the front nameplate, 8.5 x 18 x1.25.” On the back is shipping information in black paint, barely
Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 4,000.00
Silver-Gold Ingot c1900 - 2012aug - Numismatic1359Silver-Gold Ingot c1900 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Weighs 5.25 troy oz and measures 3.50” x 1.” Engraved on one side of the ingot is “Silver Fine 655, Gold Fine 35.8.” The other side reads “Silver Valu
Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (3,000.00 + 585.00) x 1 = 3,585.00
Trio of Colonials 2012aug - Numismatic1360Trio of Colonials 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 3: 1) 1794, Talbot, Allum & Lee, 1c, New York, VG; 2) 1783, Washington Small Bust, engraved edge; 3) St. Patrick "farthing", AG3.
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (475.00 + 92.63) x 1 = 567.63
US Gold and Silver Table of Weights c1870 - 2012aug - Numismatic1361US Gold and Silver Table of Weights c1870 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Shows "Trade dollar to Gold Coin to Subsidiary Coin (silver and gold value). American dollar equivalency handwritten in pencil at bottom right. C
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
Wells Fargo Bag 2012aug - Numismatic1362Wells Fargo Bag 2012aug - Numismatic
Canvas bag 8 x 12 inches labeled "WF & Co. / Express / Silver Coin." - Jacobitz Collection -59727
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
Wells Fargo So-Called Dollar  - , -  - 2012aug - Numismatic1363Wells Fargo So-Called Dollar - , - - 2012aug - Numismatic
HK 296, this silver medal is housed in the original presentation case, making it`s rarity R-7 (11-20 known) rather than the medal`s R-5, EF condition.
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Alaska Yukon Pacific Expo Token AK - c1909 - 2012aug - Numismatic1364Alaska Yukon Pacific Expo Token AK - c1909 - 2012aug - Numismatic
NGC Certified. 50C, round. Washington- Miner/ Pick Ex: Vigil Brand. -56538
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Arizona Assay Office Ingot AZ - c1950 - 2012aug - Numismatic1365Arizona Assay Office Ingot AZ - c1950 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Ingot weighs 5.11 oz and measures 2.10” x 1.45.” The state of Arizona is engraved in on the left side with the words “Reg. No. 5479” within it.” Also
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 292.50) x 1 = 1,792.50
Copper Ingot Lot AZ - Morenci,Greenlee County - 2012aug - Numismatic1366Copper Ingot Lot AZ - Morenci,Greenlee County - 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 6 ingots marked DM&MCO and measure 3.75" x 1.75" x 1." Average weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. These ingots are possibly from the Detro
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
Thorne Mining and Refining Co. Silver Ingot No. 242 AZ - Prescott,Yavapai County - 1890 - 2012aug - 1367Thorne Mining and Refining Co. Silver Ingot No. 242 AZ - Prescott,Yavapai County - 1890 - 2012aug -
Thorne Mining Co., Silver Assay Ingot, Eureka District of Arizona. Measures approximately 2 inches x 1 inch x .25 inch thick. This is an original, &q
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,100.00
Sold for (1,050.00 + 204.75) x 1 = 1,254.75
Rare First Day Postal Note AZ - Tucson,Pima County - 1883 - 2012aug - Numismatic1368Rare First Day Postal Note AZ - Tucson,Pima County - 1883 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Postal notes were a specialized form of money that was a successor to fractional currency. They were issued to provide a form of currency that could b
Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
Bullion Receipts CA - 1862-1917 - 2012aug - Numismatic1369Bullion Receipts CA - 1862-1917 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 4 pieces. 1) 1862 receipt from the San Francisco Mint $1039.96 gold value, signed by C.T.H. Palmer for Wells Fargo. 2) The Gould & Curry As
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
Cal Fractional Gold CA - 2012aug - Numismatic1370Cal Fractional Gold CA - 2012aug - Numismatic
Capitol Plastics holder of 5 Cal fractionals: two 25 cent, three 50 cent. -59838
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
California Bicentennial Medals CA - 1969 - 2012aug - Numismatic1371California Bicentennial Medals CA - 1969 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 3: 1) silver .999, 141 grams, 61mm, Medallic Art Co. Of New York; obv.: grizzly bear, rev.: pioneers; 2) bronze same dies; 3) dollar size same
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
California Counter CA - 2012aug - Numismatic1372California Counter CA - 2012aug - Numismatic
Choice rare $20 1852-dated brass. AU details, improperly cleaned. -59839
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
The Dollar Painting Print CA - 1989 - 2012aug - Numismatic1373The Dollar Painting Print CA - 1989 - 2012aug - Numismatic
1) "The Dollar of 1804" copyrighted limited edition lithograph No. 348 of 1804, complete with Certificate of Authenticity. The original artw
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold for (125.00 + 24.38) x 1 = 149.38
California Gold Discovery Day Medallion CA - El Dorado County - 2012aug - Numismatic1374California Gold Discovery Day Medallion CA - El Dorado County - 2012aug - Numismatic
Gold Medallion commemorating "California Gold Discovery Day" at Sutter's Mill by John Marshall. 18 Karat gold, .94 Troy Oz. approx. 1.25&quo
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,800.00
Sold for (1,150.00 + 224.25) x 1 = 1,374.25
Defiance Mining Company $20 Demand Note CA - Darwin,Inyo County - c1875 - 2012aug - Numismatic1375Defiance Mining Company $20 Demand Note CA - Darwin,Inyo County - c1875 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Possibly Unique, $20 scrip, unissued, printed by the Coso Mining News. There are green under print vignettes of cattle, and a large “20.00”. The Defia
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (1,800.00 + 351.00) x 1 = 2,151.00
Ingot Mold and Lead Ingot CA - Los Angeles,c1889-1891 - 2012aug - Numismatic1376Ingot Mold and Lead Ingot CA - Los Angeles,c1889-1891 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Lot of 2. F.W. Braun cast iron ingot mold marked with his name on the top rim. On opposite rim is: 96.OZC.AU.OZS. Measures 2.5” x 4.5” long excluding
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
City of Sacramento Award Medal to California CA - Sacramento,2012aug - Numismatic1377City of Sacramento Award Medal to California CA - Sacramento,2012aug - Numismatic
Obverse “Designed Arrangements & Prizes Presented By Warren & Son of Sacramento City California.” Reverse “Agricultural & Horticultural Ex
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
Argenti Uncut Sheet of Bank Notes CA - San Francisco,c1850 - 2012aug - Numismatic1378Argenti Uncut Sheet of Bank Notes CA - San Francisco,c1850 - 2012aug - Numismatic
An uncut sheet of four American Bank Note Company proofs for The Banking House of F. Argenti & Company. Notes are on heavy bond paper, with "
Start Price : 10,000.00 | Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
Sold for (13,500.00 + 2,632.50) x 1 = 16,132.50
Bradley and Rulofson Note CA - San Francisco,1874 - 2012aug - Numismatic1379Bradley and Rulofson Note CA - San Francisco,1874 - 2012aug - Numismatic
Extremely rare and possibly Unique one dollar gold note issued by the firm of Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco. It was payable in photographs of
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00