Gold Rush Auction

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Welcome to our Gold Rush sale of 2018!!

The sale features the Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection
and a number of other prominent collections.

Mr. Adams has been collecting for over 40 years, and along the way assembled perhaps the best collection in private hands, making this sale a “Once in a Lifetime Event.” His specialty is an area few Americans ever knew about- the Georgia - North Carolina gold rush, c1799-1840’s, literally decades before the California Gold Rush. Just think about some of the great pieces in this collection:

*The first Gold Company stock certificate (1807)

*1830 Letter from Georgia Bank to US Mint asking what to do with the gold coming in

*Gold Lottery Tickets for Georgia land

*Gold Lot Deeds with Medals rarely seen by collectors

*Pigeon Roost Mining Co. scrip collection (1835-1838), possibly the finest assembled

*Belfast Mining Co. scrip collection (1830’s), finest assembled

*Dahlonega, Charlotte, San Francisco, Carson City, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia Mint gold bullion receipts

*Gold Rush era private assayer bullion receipts from California, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Arizona

*1840’s, 1850’s and 1860’s mining company stock certificates from both the east (Appalachian gold belt) and the West (California, Nevada, Colorado) – the best offering to date.

*Over two dozen different Nevada territorial stock certificates.

These tidbits are part of this unique sale, which makes it the best offering of its kind in history.

The Gold Rush sale is nothing short of phenomenal.

The Gold Rush Setting

Here is the setting under which the gold discoveries in Georgia and North Carolina were made:

…Imagine a world before the civil war, before the gold rush, right after the United States was formed. We had just created our first coinage in the early to mid 1790’s. As a country, we had just 16 states by 1800, which crept up to 24 states by 1821 and remained there for 15 years! Development of the areas south and west of and in the original 13 states was slow. It was called the “western frontier”. The “America” then consisted of Native Americans and expats from western Europe looking for a better life. Most were farmers or merchants. The “scientists” of the western world remained in western Europe. Mankind dint know much about geology- indeed, the first geologic map was printed in Europe in 1799, and it would take another 25-30 years before we had anything similar in America. The science of ore deposits was not well understood, and was only just recently out from under the mystique of Alchemy.

Enter the discovery of a gold nugget in North Carolina in 1799. It took fully 29 years before substantive gold discoveries were made in Georgia and North Carolina. Here is the amazing part- these discoveries were made from good-old American ingenuity. Not one single miner had an education in mining in Europe. As far as is known, not a single man in the Georgia, North Carolina gold rush had been a miner. These men developed the ability to look for gold and mining systems on their own in the American wilderness, a marvelous feat of accomplishment – a true iconic part of American ingenuity at its best.

More on the Auction

To add to this remarkable collection are hundreds of mining artifacts, including many collected from Georgia mines, as well as a fantastic Numismatic library inclusive of many rarities.

*Other collections featured include the collection of Robert Bennett, a well known mining geologist who spent a good part of his career working the Goldfield district. During his 45-plus year career, he collected high grade ore specimens from many major mines he was lucky enough to work on, and these are dutifully included in this sale, as are gold and fabulous turquoise specimens from longtime collector Jerry Gray of Carson City.

*Our friend Vern Potter, a national ephemera dealer known to all, retired from the business and gave us his massive collection, some of which is here, including gold rush era exchanges, important maps, and special documents you haven’t seen in decades (more in coming sales!). Added to this are pieces from the Ken Prag Collection, which keeps on coming with great rarities!

*Gold rush era coins, such as a complete Hart gold token set, -all graded and holdered; a number of Carson City coins; a fabulous 999 fine golden egg custom made for an Arizona collector in 1982; gold rush era soda bottles in hues of cobalt blue, teal, green from San Francisco, Sacramento and Savannah; Nevada mining camp bottles; Pawnee Bill full color posters – an integral part of Western history all supplement an otherwise terrific sale; and choice western mining photographs.

*Rare books with a mining theme are also present, from several collections, including the Robert Fulton collection (former head of Univ. Nevada, reno in the 1920’s). A key piece from one of the collections is an inscribed Sutro Tunnel book to Melville Atwood from the “Father of Arizona” Charles D. Poston.

*The mining stock certificate collections offered here are among the best ever offered by us. They include four major collections. including the Laguna Collection of rare Arizona stocks, part of a major Bodie collection, antique firearms, and rare Tahoe gaming chips.

*Western revenue checks with a focus on the Comstock Lode

Auction Schedule

Day One (Lots 1000-1755)
Numismatics (1000-1577)
U.S. Mint (1000-1068)
Coins & Coins Collectibles (1069-1208)
Ingots (1209-1215)
Currency, Scrip, & Currency Collectibles (1216-1357)
Checks & Exchanges (1358-1424)
Tokens (1425-1489)
Medals (1490-1553)
Scales (1554-1581)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (1582-1693)
Adams & Co. (1582-1606)
Wells Fargo (1607-1676)
Other Express (1677-1693)

World’s Fair & Expositions (1694-1707)

Gaming (1708-1728)

Jewelry & Watches (1729-1755)


Day Two (Lots 1756-1770) & (Lots 2000-2731)
Gold Nuggets & Specimens (1756-1770)
Minerals (2000-2149)
Mining Part I (2150-2731)
Assay (2150-2278)
Explosives (2279-2291)
Mining Lighting (2292-2298)
Mining Artifacts & Tools (2299-2231)
Mining Art (2232-2354)
Geographic (Alabama-California) (2355-2731)

Day Three (Lots 3000-3727)
Mining Part II
Geographic (Colorado-Foreign) (3000-3691)
Books (3692-3727)

Day Four (Lots 4000-4717)
Bottles (4000-4094)
Railroadiana (4095-4222)
Passes (4095-4176)
Ephemera (4177-4222)
Civil War (4223-4259)
Pawnee Bill Broadsides (4260 & 4261)
Firearms & Weaponry (4262-4315)
General Americana feat. California & Georgia Gold Rush Ephemera
Geographic Sort (4316-4637)
Miscellaneous incl. Art, General Store, Maps, & Books (4638-4717)





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Wells Fargo First of Exchange, Stockton, CA 1870, Payable in Gold Coin1648 - Wells Fargo First of Exchange, Stockton, CA 1870, Payable in Gold Coin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dateline Stockton, Cal., Oct. 6th, 1870. No. 361924. At sight pay C.C. Pendergast, Agent, $75 in U.S. Gold Coin. Stamped Paid. Orange 2 cent IR adhesi
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Sold to R****u for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Two Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges, Stockton, 1860s, w/ California Revenue Stamps1649 - Two Wells Fargo Second of Exchanges, Stockton, 1860s, w/ California Revenue Stamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) No. 218335, issued Dec. 11, 1861 to T.R. Anthony, Agent, for $60. Red 20 cent California State Tax stamp attached upper left. Folds. 2) No. 257330,
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Weaverville, CA 18631650 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Weaverville, CA 1863
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Rare location. Dateline Weaverville, Cal., May 11, 1863. No. 253.369, issued to Greenhood & Newbauer for $100 in (gold) coin to be paid at the B...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t****o for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Express Letter, Woodland, CA, 18801651 - Wells Fargo & Co. Express Letter, Woodland, CA, 1880
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One page letter on Wells Fargo letterhead, dateline Woodland, May 4th, 1880. Addressed to Root Nelson & Co., inquiring if they have received pac...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold to s******6 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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1861 Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Yreka, California1652 - 1861 Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Yreka, California
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Very early Yreka. Rare! Wells, Fargo & Co. Second of Exchange dateline Yreka, California, April 3rd, 1861. Exchange for $150 to be paid at the B...
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Yreka, CA 18651653 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Yreka, CA 1865
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Rare location. No. 289,791. Dateline Yreka, California, February 2nd, 1865. Pay $500 in gold coin to E. Wadsworth, Agent. Red $1 California State Tax
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Commission and COD Wells Fargo Envelopes1654 - Commission and COD Wells Fargo Envelopes
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Lot of three. 1) 1863 Commission envelope from Sacramento to Thomas Clark of Folsom. Enclosed was $5.50 in coin. 2) 1864 COD from the Eldorado Excelsi
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Wells Fargo California Express for Confederate Intercepted Steamer1655 - Wells Fargo California Express for Confederate Intercepted Steamer
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Wells Fargo & Co.’s California Express – Slow – New York to San Francisco : Datelined at office Wells Fargo, 84 Broadway, New York Nov. 29th, 18...
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Wells Fargo California & Nevada Collection1656 - Wells Fargo California & Nevada Collection
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Lot of 15. Best two pieces are an 1870 receipt for a sealed package (worth $750) mailed from Shasta to San Francisco; and an 1879 Virginia City, Nevad
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Rare Wells Fargo Livestock Contract1657 - Rare Wells Fargo Livestock Contract
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This contract is for James Shedden. It is for shipping one dog. Four regular sized pages! Includes instructions how to ship horses, mules, cats, birds
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Collection of Wells Fargo Consignee's Receipts from Carson City Bank shipping Gold Bars1658 - Collection of Wells Fargo Consignee's Receipts from Carson City Bank shipping Gold Bars
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Lot of ten items from 1887 to 1888. All addressed to the Anglo Cal Bank. All have the Anglo Cal Bank circular stamp. In 1887 and 1888 the Carson City
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Two Rare Wells Fargo Carson City, Nevada Documents1659 - Two Rare Wells Fargo Carson City, Nevada Documents
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Both are related to business with the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Both billheads are attached to Virginia & Truckee Railroad vouchers. Date...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Wells Fargo Certificates of Deposit for Gold Hill & Virginia City, Nevada Territory1660 - Wells Fargo Certificates of Deposit for Gold Hill & Virginia City, Nevada Territory
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Lot of 2. 1) Dateline Gold Hill, N.T., April 21, 1863. JC Clark has deposited $500. Paid written over signature of agent. Spindle hole, folds, and som
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Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Virginia City, Nevada, 1869, Issued to Saloon Owner1661 - Wells Fargo Second of Exchange, Virginia City, Nevada, 1869, Issued to Saloon Owner
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Rare. Dateline Virginia City, Nev., July 19, 1869. No. 351028 issued to J.H. Latham, Agent, for $1,500 in U.S. Gold Coin. Latham was the Virginia City
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Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****M for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Wells Fargo, Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 3rd of Exchange--Best of all Nevada Exchanges1662 - Wells Fargo, Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 3rd of Exchange--Best of all Nevada Exchanges
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Possibly the only example known. Wells, Fargo & Co. Dateline Virginia City, N.T. July 27, 1864 (three months before statehood). A Third of Excha...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to d**********3 for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Rare Orange Stamp, Wells Fargo, Virginia, Nevada Envelope1663 - Rare Orange Stamp, Wells Fargo, Virginia, Nevada Envelope
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Rare orange Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Express. Handwritten is 'Value $20 / W. F. & Co. / Paid.' To Dr. R. B. Ellis of Reno, Nevad...
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Wells Fargo Receipt for Gould & Curry Silver Bar Shipment, Virginia City, NV 18691664 - Wells Fargo Receipt for Gould & Curry Silver Bar Shipment, Virginia City, NV 1869
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Dateline Va. (Virginia City), July 12, 1869. Received from Isaac Requa, superintendent of the Gould & Curry Mining Co., two bars of bullion, wei...
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Sold to p********n for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Two Virginia City / Savage Mining Company Wells Fargo Papers1665 - Two Virginia City / Savage Mining Company Wells Fargo Papers
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1) 1871. Shipping two bars of bullion valued at $4,380.04 to M. Morgenthau of the Savage Mining Company in San Francisco. The only M. Morganthau in th
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Sold to a********x.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Express Bullion Receipt for Savage Mine, 18661666 - Wells Fargo & Co. Express Bullion Receipt for Savage Mine, 1866
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Wells, Fargo & Co. Receipt for Comstock Bullion -Datelined Virginia Aug. 4, 1866 from Charles Bonner, Superintendent of the Savage Mine for 8 ba...
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Sold to a********x.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Virginia City NT Wells, Fargo Cover and Receipt1667 - Virginia City NT Wells, Fargo Cover and Receipt
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Wells, Fargo & Co. items. 1. Cover cancelled Sep 4, 1863, Virginia City, Nevada Territory. Tear, left side, hard to see. 2. Express Co. receip...
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Sold to k****f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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American Express Company Stock Certificate Signed by Wells & Fargo, 18541668 - American Express Company Stock Certificate Signed by Wells & Fargo, 1854
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Choice Western autograph piece! No. 1205, issued for two shares to James D. Watson on November 28th, 1854. Signed by Henry Wells as president, William
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 3***7 for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Second of Exchange, Portland, 18681669 - Wells Fargo & Co. Second of Exchange, Portland, 1868
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare. Portland had the only Wells Fargo Assay Office. Dated May 7th, 1868. $800 in Gold coin paid to James M. Adams and agent S.E. Briggs, Agt. T
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Sold to R****u for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Two Wells Fargo First of Exchanges, Salt Lake City, Utah, 18691670 - Two Wells Fargo First of Exchanges, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1869
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Rare. Both are manuscript. Issued two days apart (June 7th and 9th, 1869). One is to Theo. F. Wood, Cashier, for $1,699.08. The other is to Claggett,
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Sold to R****u for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Frontier Classic Stage Coach Model1671 - Frontier Classic Stage Coach Model
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Wells Fargo Overland Stage. Frontier Classic Stage Coach, painted wood, metal and vinyl model. 8" x 11" x 5.5". Handmade in the USA, ...
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to R****u for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Columbian Half Dollar1672 - Wells Fargo & Co. Columbian Half Dollar
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Presented to the employees of Wells Fargo & Company is an 1893 Colombian Exposition commemorative half dollar. In cardboard presentation that re...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to A*****4 for (300.00 + 61.50) x 1 = 361.50
 
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Facsimile Wells Fargo Treasure Box1673 - Facsimile Wells Fargo Treasure Box
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Facsimile Wells Fargo treasure box. From the Gillo collection. Choice facsimile treasure box for Wells Fargo and Company, including two facsimile Well
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to m****l for (950.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,187.50
 
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Fantasy Wells Fargo Mini Treasure Box1674 - Fantasy Wells Fargo Mini Treasure Box
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Imitation, facsimile Wells Fargo and Company treasure box. This is a miniature, about 4" x 9" and 4 inches tall. Made in the style of the ...
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Sold to R****u for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Lead Seal Crimper1675 - Wells Fargo & Co. Lead Seal Crimper
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Approx 10" crimper. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: HWAC# 58701
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Sold to o********r.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wells Fargo History Library (5)1676 - Wells Fargo History Library (5)
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Five volumes. Wells Fargo advancing the American frontier, by Hungerford, 1949. Same title, with original dust jacket, excellent condition. Wells Farg
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Sold to a********x.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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American Merchants Union Express Co. Annual Pass (1869)1677 - American Merchants Union Express Co. Annual Pass (1869)
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Very early express piece. No. 223, issued for the transport free of charge of the personal and family packages of 20 lbs or less on the Eastern Divisi
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Sold to j*********t for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Western Union Pass Collection (1877-1941)1678 - Western Union Pass Collection (1877-1941)
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Lot of 19 passes plus one money order receipt. One is issued in 1877. The rest are post-1900, up to 1941 (mostly 1920s and 30s). The money order recei
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Sold to i*****l for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Pacific Express Company Receipt, Drytown, California, 1856, California Gold Rush1679 - Pacific Express Company Receipt, Drytown, California, 1856, California Gold Rush
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Dateline Drytown, April 14th, 1856. Receipt No. 52 for a package delivered by John Dillon to be delivered to Mrs. Ann Dillion in New York. Package val
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Sold to 8*****M for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Langton's Pioneer Express, 1862, Quong Wo Receipts1680 - Langton's Pioneer Express, 1862, Quong Wo Receipts
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This lot has a lot going for it. Langton's Pioneer Express. Samuel W. Langton and N. W. Williams formed Langton's Pioneer Express in March 1...
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Sold to 9***6 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Rare Feather River Whitney Express1681 - Rare Feather River Whitney Express
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Letter from Whiney expressman Fenton Berkley Whiting out of Quincy. Fenton Berkley Whiting, and partners Henry C. Everts, G. W. Morley, and E. E. Meek
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Sold to a********x.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Five Manuscript Rhodes & Lisk Notes1682 - Five Manuscript Rhodes & Lisk Notes
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Five notes. 1) 1852 Sacramento. To Rhodes & Lusk. Pay bearer $55.00. David Delap. 2) 1853 Weaverville. Pay to the order of Skillman & Dosh &...
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Adolph Sutro receiving "One Tin Box" from Baltimore1683 - Adolph Sutro receiving "One Tin Box" from Baltimore
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Very early Sutro paper! Adams & Co's California Freight, Package & Parcel Express. Baltimore, November 3, 1853. "One tin box said t...
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Sold to m******3 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Mission and City Express Company Billhead1684 - Mission and City Express Company Billhead
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This express company specialized in moving furniture and baggage. The bill is for December of 1878 and is 30 x 8.5". It is so long it had to be...
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Gold Rush Area Express: Washington & Maybert Express Company1685 - Gold Rush Area Express: Washington & Maybert Express Company
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Lot of two. Delivered from Nevada City, Washington, Maybert and Gaston. Two billheads. One for December of 1900 and the other for September of 1901. H
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Southern California Express Collection1686 - Southern California Express Collection
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1) Printed San Diego Wells Fargo Freight Receipt. 1899. From DL Lewis to MB Campbell of Patton, California. Clothing valued at $50.00. Patton is 4.5 m
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Sold to a****y for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Thomas & Skadans Express Unused Envelope1687 - Thomas & Skadans Express Unused Envelope
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Thomes & Skaden ran between Susanville, California and Reno, Nevada. They connected with Wells Fargo at Reno, which was on the railroad leading ...
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Sold to w****o for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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"Boyd's Dispatch" Paste-Up1688 - "Boyd's Dispatch" Paste-Up
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This is a three cover paste up. The front had a "Boyd's Dispatch, 39 Fulton' circular stamp. This would make this an early usage - c186...
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Sold to k****f for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Oregon Gold Rush Express Ephemera1689 - Oregon Gold Rush Express Ephemera
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Not many people are aware of the Oregon Gold Rush or the part Oregonians played in the California Gold Rush. Here are four pieces of ephemera from Ore
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Sold to s******6 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Two Southern Express Papers1690 - Two Southern Express Papers
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1) Adams Express Company. 1865. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. From JL Russell to G Koonce & Son for $400. This was the scene of John Brown'...
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Fifteen Small Express Labels, etc.1691 - Fifteen Small Express Labels, etc.
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Three fancy 1 x 3" "1/2 ounce PAID from St Joseph to Placerville per pony Express." Wells Fargo. Adams Express, Davis, new Jersey. Am...
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Sold to i*****l for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Three Different Unused Gold Rush Expresses1692 - Three Different Unused Gold Rush Expresses
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1) Freeman & Company Express. c1851. Sacramento City. Insured by Adams & Company. John M Freeman bought out T. R. Hawley's interest in H...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****M for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Unused Express Ephemera of Major Express Companies1693 - Unused Express Ephemera of Major Express Companies
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Ten Gold Rush express pieces. Four Virginia City, Montana unused 186- checks. Numbered from 143 to 352. Nice stage coach vignette in upper right and f
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Pan Pacific Exposition "Lucky Penny"1694 - Pan Pacific Exposition "Lucky Penny"
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Copper, 51 mm, 56.3 grams, brilliant uncirculated. . Obverse: Lucky Penny / 1925 / Indian Head; Reverse; Souvenir of Panama-Pacific & Panama-Cal...
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Sold to m*****r for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Pan Pacific Exposition "Lucky Penny"1695 - Pan Pacific Exposition "Lucky Penny"
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Obv.: Lucky Penny / (Indian Head Portrait) /1915; Rev.: Souvenir of Panama Pacific / Panama California / Expositions / 1915. copper, 51mm, 2 inches di
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Sold to D*****1 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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The 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo Booklet1696 - The 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo Booklet
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Paper bound pictorial booklet with many b/w photos. Cover is detached. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: San Francisco
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Three Different Columbian Exposition / Chicago World's Fair Rolled Coins1697 - Three Different Columbian Exposition / Chicago World's Fair Rolled Coins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All are rolled nickels. Three different styles. Two are 1891, one is 1890. Great collectibles from the famous 1893 Chicago World's Fair / Columb...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R****u for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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