Cowboys & Indians & Miners

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This premier two-day sale includes a General George Custer collection featuring an Indian Capture carbine; other very rare firearms; choice Western ingots, gold nuggets and ore samples; rare numismatic items related to the SS Central America; rare Western tokens; mining reports from the 1830s-1880s; a world class offering of mining spoons; mining-related correspondence, photographs, and ephemera; a great selection of Native American baskets, rugs, and artifacts; saddles and spurs; and General Americana.

DAY 1: Mining Reports, Photographs, Ephemera and Spoons
DAY 2: Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms (incl. Custer Collection), Numismatics, and General Americana.
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Alaska Mining Stereoviews1000 - Alaska Mining Stereoviews
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Lot of twenty-one. Nine in color: Includes Front Street in Dawson City (two of these), Cape Nome Miner's Home, Gold Bottom in Klondike, Main Str...
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Estimates : 320.00 - 700.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Early Twin Mountain Mining and Milling Company Stock Certificate1001 - Early Twin Mountain Mining and Milling Company Stock Certificate
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Twin Mountain stock certificate, no. 21, for 1000 shares issued to Chas. M. Ghriskey Jr. Signed by A. Wood, president and Wm. J. Merrill, treasurer, 1
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
 
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Prospectus for the Heffern Cooperative Gold Mining and Milling Company w/ map1002 - Prospectus for the Heffern Cooperative Gold Mining and Milling Company w/ map
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This approximately 10 page attractive prospectus contains a picture of Heffern and a multicolor cross-section of the underground works and ore deposit
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Black Diamond Copper Mining Company Letter & Stock Certificates1003 - Black Diamond Copper Mining Company Letter & Stock Certificates
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Three items from the Black Diamond Copper Mining Company. 1) A handwritten letter from Black Diamond, Arizona from 1904 with the original cover. The c
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pittsburgh-Arizona Gold & Copper Mining Company Stock Certificate1004 - Pittsburgh-Arizona Gold & Copper Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Not listed in Filer. Very rare stock certificate, issued and canceled in 1905 from the Pittsburgh-Arizona Gold and Copper Company. Place of business C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Black Prince Copper Company Prospectus1005 - Black Prince Copper Company Prospectus
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Original prospectus. About 10 pages without any photographs. Perfect condition! City: Cochise County State: Arizona Date: ID# 37561
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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William Blake Letter about Working a Copper Mine in Arizona1006 - William Blake Letter about Working a Copper Mine in Arizona
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Marvelous history here. William Blake (see below) was an important economic geologist. In this letter of July 16, 1882, he is writing that he is ready
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (125.00 + 28.75) x 1 = 153.75
 
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Gila & Graham County Mining Stock Certificates (10)1007 - Gila & Graham County Mining Stock Certificates (10)
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Lot of ten. Gila County: Rio Grande Mining Co. (two from 1933, not cancelled), Globe Dominion Copper Co. (two from 1918, not cancelled), New Dominion
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Spenazuma Gold Mining and Milling Company Stock Certificate and Coroner's Inquest1008 - Spenazuma Gold Mining and Milling Company Stock Certificate and Coroner's Inquest
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Lot of two incredible items. 1) The stock certificate is one of two known. The Spenazuma Gold Mining and Milling Company was formed in 1898 by Richar
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Two Letters from WL Austin, Mining Engineer1009 - Two Letters from WL Austin, Mining Engineer
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Letters addressed to his father. First is dated 1881 and has a cover with a Harshaw blue cancel. "Those Mexican Mines are pretty good - but I a...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Lyme Mountain Copper & Smelting Company Prospectus1010 - Lyme Mountain Copper & Smelting Company Prospectus
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The property to the famous Copper Queen Mine at Bisbee. This mine is located at Johnson in Cochise County, Arizona. A large legal sized promotional.
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Santa Ana Mining Company Stock Certificate, 18981011 - Santa Ana Mining Company Stock Certificate, 1898
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Cert. #2797. Incorporated in the Territory of Arizona. Issued to Lucille Monthiers Dehaynin for one founders share in 1898. Signed by Herbert J. Delam
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Real Photo Postcards of IWW Workers at Lowell1012 - Real Photo Postcards of IWW Workers at Lowell
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Collection of seven real photo postcards of the deportation of IWW workers at Lowell, Arizona in 1917. This collection is an important historical reco
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75
 
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Tombstone Mill & Mining Company Letterhead with Corner Cover1013 - Tombstone Mill & Mining Company Letterhead with Corner Cover
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Corner cover of W Lawrence Austin. Cancel is double ring Charleston. Checks have been sent to his father. Good Condition! Austin wrote a 15 page descr
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Photographic Reprint of Richard Gird's Home and Stamp Mill1014 - Photographic Reprint of Richard Gird's Home and Stamp Mill
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7" x 9". Millville was on the east bank of the San Pedro River and across from Charleston. A hand written inscription on the back is from ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Orion Silver Mining Company Prospectus1015 - Orion Silver Mining Company Prospectus
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Main office in Philadelphia. Mine is in the Santa Rita and Patagonia mountains of Pima County. The prospectus is eight pages plus cover in excellent c
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Prospectus for The Mineral Creek Mining Company1016 - Prospectus for The Mineral Creek Mining Company
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11 pages. Mineral Creek Mining District, 20 miles from Globe City. Printed by The Mining Review Publishing Co., New York. No date, but includes statem
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Silver Bell Mining Photographic Negatives and Glass Slides1017 - Silver Bell Mining Photographic Negatives and Glass Slides
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Group of original negatives and glass slides of Silver Bell, Arizona and other locations from the Paul F Kerr collection. Approximately 20 views which
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (275.00 + 63.25) x 1 = 338.25
 
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Tombstone Assay Business Card and Scale Card1018 - Tombstone Assay Business Card and Scale Card
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Lot of two. 1) EW Brinckmann & JC Tappeiner Assayers Business Card. 207 Fourth Street. Mines Examined, Reported, or Sold. Absolutely spectacular...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Bunker Hill Mining Company of Tombstone Prospectus1019 - Bunker Hill Mining Company of Tombstone Prospectus
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Approximately 20 pages with illustrations of the mine and surrounding property throughout. Printed by HH McNeil Company of Phoenix. President was CR B
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Important Isaac James Letter (Arizona and Nevada Surveyor and Comstock Mining Superintendent)1020 - Important Isaac James Letter (Arizona and Nevada Surveyor and Comstock Mining Superintendent)
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This is a two page letter written on stationary for the superintendent of the Contention Consolidated Mining Company. Dateline Tombstone, Arizona Terr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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Tombstone, Arizona Aerial Photographs1021 - Tombstone, Arizona Aerial Photographs
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A group of about fifteen aerial photographs and negatives of approximately 1.5 x 3" size taken about 1935. Shows town and surrounding hills. Ph...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Mining Letters to Tombstone, Arizona Assayer Witherell1022 - Mining Letters to Tombstone, Arizona Assayer Witherell
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Four letters (with envelopes) all addressed to William Frank Witherell, an assayer from Tombstone, Arizona. The letters are from Colorado, Chicago, C
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Total Wreck Mining Company Document Pair1023 - Total Wreck Mining Company Document Pair
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Today, the Total Wreck is known for its fabulous mineral specimens. 1) Sight draft dated April 2, 1884 made out to cattleman Walter L. Vial, owner of
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold for (130.00 + 29.90) x 1 = 159.90
 
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Promotional Report of Vulture Mines Company1024 - Promotional Report of Vulture Mines Company
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Rare three page report listing expenses, production, liabilities, cash on hand and stock listings for this very famous mine that operated in Maricopa
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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The Whiteford Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate1025 - The Whiteford Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Rare. Inc. in Territory of Arizona. No. 177, issued for 2,000 shares on March 16, 1899. Signed by Crawley (vice president) and White (secretary). Gilt
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Arizona Mine Photograph Collection from Paul Kerr of Columbia University1026 - Arizona Mine Photograph Collection from Paul Kerr of Columbia University
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A group of perhaps ten sets of 4 x 5" photographs by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University taken in the late 1930s of various mine sites t...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Arizona Mining Letters and Ephemera1027 - Arizona Mining Letters and Ephemera
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Lot of fourteen. 1-2) Two Ray Consolidated letters on letterhead from Hayden. 3) New Comstock Mining Company of Kingman. "...received, in Gold ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Arizona Mining Postcards: Douglas, Jerome & Morenci1028 - Arizona Mining Postcards: Douglas, Jerome & Morenci
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Lot of 24 with some duplicates. Douglas: early RPC showing Copper Queen Smelter, mailed; two early printed cards of Copper Queen Store; early RPC 1906
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Three Arizona Mining Prospectuses1029 - Three Arizona Mining Prospectuses
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1) The Swisshelm Gold Silver Company. Comes with an illustrated letterhead showing the location of the mine and a letter soliciting buying stock in th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Kimberlite Diamond Mining & Washing Company Stock Certificate1030 - Kimberlite Diamond Mining & Washing Company Stock Certificate
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# 96 for 1000 shares to George B Harris. Signed by Austin Millar and W Armstrong. The Kimberlite Diamond Mining and Washing Company was headed by Midw
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (350.00 + 80.50) x 1 = 430.50
 
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Mariposa Gold Mining Company Prospectus1031 - Mariposa Gold Mining Company Prospectus
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Three pages. 12 x 8.5". Tear to front page on upper left (1"). Includes additional letter and map. Letter is from Isham & Isham and en...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Pine Creek Tungsten Mine and Area Photograph Collection1032 - Pine Creek Tungsten Mine and Area Photograph Collection
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Photographs of the Pine Creek Tungsten Mine near Bishop, Inyo County California. A group of about thirty original photographs from 1939 of these histo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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White Mountain Andalusite Mine Photographs1033 - White Mountain Andalusite Mine Photographs
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Original group of about forty photographs with negatives of the Andalusite Mine, now known as the mining camp of Jeffrey, Inyo County near Bishop. Thi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Daily Stock Report with Birdseye View of Bodie1034 - Daily Stock Report with Birdseye View of Bodie
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24 page Daily Stock Report published in San Francisco. On page 22 is a half-page map of the Columbus Mining District in Nevada and on page 23 is a ful
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Anglo-Californian Gold Mining Company Stock Certificates (Gold Rush Era)1035 - Anglo-Californian Gold Mining Company Stock Certificates (Gold Rush Era)
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Two rare Gold Rush stocks. No. 99683 & 99672, both issued to Frederick Bull on January 6th, 1853. Not cancelled. Spindle holes. Approx. 7.5"...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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New York & Calaveras County Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate1036 - New York & Calaveras County Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Rare. Inc. in New York. No. 1753. Issued for 100 shares to S.G. Croby on March 2, 1880. Signed by Marshall (president) and Louisbery (?) (secretary).
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
 
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The Calaveras Water & Mining Company $1,000 Bond1037 - The Calaveras Water & Mining Company $1,000 Bond
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Rare. Not seen by us before. $1,000 bond No. 192 issued June 1st, 1881. Signed by Marshall as president and Southwick as secretary. Not cancelled! Fif
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Seven Calaveras County Mining Stock Certificates1038 - Seven Calaveras County Mining Stock Certificates
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1-3) Calaveras Water and Mining Company. Numbers, 1758, 1756, and 390. 1880 and 1882. Signed by R. K. Southwick (two are issued to him) and J. Marshal
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Central Mother Lode California Mining Stock Certificates1039 - Central Mother Lode California Mining Stock Certificates
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Twelve total. Includes: True Cons. Mining & Milling Co. (1909, pen cxl), Pennsylvania Cons. Mining Co. (1897, pen cxl), Central Eureka Mining Co...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Oro Fino Gold and Silver Mining Company Bond, Inyo County, 18651040 - Oro Fino Gold and Silver Mining Company Bond, Inyo County, 1865
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$1000 Bond cert. #196 issued in 1865. The company operated the Oro Fino, Mammoth, Knickerbocker and Chrysopolis lodes near the Owen's River in t...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Alta California Copper Mining Company Bond1041 - Alta California Copper Mining Company Bond
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First one seen by us! Inc. in 1866. No. 289. $100 First Mortgage Bond. Issued to trustees Henry Souther, Elisha Atkins, and Reuben E. Demmon on March
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Good Year Mining Company Proof Certificate, Downieville1042 - Good Year Mining Company Proof Certificate, Downieville
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Proof certificate for the Good Year Mining Company of Sierra County, California. This certificate is probably for a mine at Goodyears Bar hence the na
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Interesting 130 Year-old Letters with note from Peter Bancroft1043 - Interesting 130 Year-old Letters with note from Peter Bancroft
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Two letters from John Coleman. "...we have about 6" of bedrock today..." "We area also cutting down No. 3; it will take 3 or 4 d...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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Idaho Maryland Mining Stock Certificates1044 - Idaho Maryland Mining Stock Certificates
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Lot of four. 1) South Idaho Consolidated Mining & Milling Company stock certificate No. 193, issued in 1894 to the wife of the company secretary...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
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Mother Lode Photographs and Negatives1045 - Mother Lode Photographs and Negatives
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A group of approximately 20 original negatives of mine seams in the Mother Lode, possibly near Grass Valley. The group is accompanied by several print
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Estimates : 50.00 - 300.00
Sold for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Three Different Grass Valley Mining Stock Certificates1046 - Three Different Grass Valley Mining Stock Certificates
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1) Washington Mining Company. No. 371, issued for 100 shares to the company secretary in 1882. Pen cancelled. Crisp. 2) New Eureka Consolidated Gold M
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Trio of Different Grass Valley Mining Stock Certificates1047 - Trio of Different Grass Valley Mining Stock Certificates
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1) Washington Mining Company. No. 158, issued for 25 shares to Henry Noritzky in 1878. Signed by Uphoft (president) and Carson (secretary). Pen cancel
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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Four Different Grass Valley & Nevada City Mining Stock Certificates1048 - Four Different Grass Valley & Nevada City Mining Stock Certificates
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1) Washington Mining Co. Grass Valley. Issued 1882 to the secretary (Fletcher). Also signed by Wm. Terman (president). Pen cancelled. No vignette. Rip
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Defiance Mining Company Stock Certificate (GT Brown, Pat Reddy)1049 - Defiance Mining Company Stock Certificate (GT Brown, Pat Reddy)
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Rare! Coso Mining District. Number 249 for 26,561 shares to P Reddy in 1875. Signed by Hughes & Holland(?)  This is a hard to find GT Brown...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold for (325.00 + 74.75) x 1 = 399.75
 
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