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THE GOLDEN WEST AUCTIONS

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The Golden West Sale encompasses three sessions of auctions covering some of the most important historical western material from the Gold Rush periods of California, Nevada and Colorado. The material has been assembled from many of the great western collections, as well as original material handed down within Gold Rush families, held intact for over 100 years.
Session A of the Golden West Sale encompasses the annual WESTS (Western States Token Society) token auction. This year the highlight is clearly and unarguably the finest Western Indian Trader, Fort & Territorial collection ever assembled at public auction. The more than 500 lot sale contains dozens of R9 and R10 tokens, many of which have not seen the light of day in at least four decades. Some ephemera also is included from Indian Trader sites. Indian Trader tokens are an important form of money exchanged between Indians and Anglos in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Trading Posts were a way of life in the isolated outposts of the western plains and mountains, swapping furs, rugs, coats and other items for food stuffs and equipment. There has never been a sale of this magnitude and importance. The end of this sale will include a comprehensive collection of Naval tokens never before offered and with NO ESTIMATES or MINIMUM BID REQUIREMENTS, as this offering will set the pricing precedent for naval tokens.
Session B encompasses many of the popular collecting categories. It includes a strong photograph collection of American saloon interiors, saloon ephemera and Gold Rush region saloon tokens, also known as Pioneer Minor Coinage. Part of the saloon section includes a large collection of the ultra-rare Good-for mirrors, one of the rarest forms of money, many with pictorial representations of the fabulous “gay-90’s” saloon girls, as well as advertising mirrors. This is the largest mirror offering since the Rosa sale of 1988. Most of the mirrors are so rare that only one to three specimens of each are known. The session will be rounded out by a collection of So-called dollars and Hibler Kappen related material, $50 slug facsimiles, Chopmarked coins, Golden Gate International Exposition Medals and more. Much of this section is from the well-known Bill Weber Collection.
Session C The highlight of the sale is certainly the newly discovered Washington Nugget, a nearly 100 ounce nugget (and several others) found in an unmined section of the Omega-Malakoff Tertiary Channel in February, 2010 that made national news. The nuggets are accompanied by two large original nineteenth-century bullion scales (Christian Becker, New York; Henry Troemner, Philadelphia), It is accompanied in the sale by some masterful original Gold Rush art, inclusive of a spectacular and early rendition of a miner, several broadsides- a miner in lithographic form, panoramic views of mining communities, a number of original Currier & Ives prints of the Gold Rush and Salt Lake City, stage coach pieces, and the Alaska 1893 Yukon/Alaska Miners Union Banner.
A massive Gold Rush banking collection covers the 1850’s through 1860’s in California and Nevada, with what is probably the largest Gold Rush period banking collection ever offered publicly. It contains more than 100 different Bills of Exchange, a form of the first circulating currency on the West Coast. A wonderful and large collection of Gold Rush banking documents augments this fine collection, along with original leather gold pokes and money belts.
Some of the highlights of the Gold Rush Collection are documents from the original 1910 San Francisco sale of the estate of James King of William, documents signed by Adolph Sutro, California coiner F. D. Kohler, and others. A very rare letter book from Nevada mining and railroad magnate Hume Yerington from the mid-1860’s contains incredible information about his life prior to his railroad successes.
A large collection of US Mint ephemera is included, including rare bullion receipts, photographs, lithograph, gold coin and other coin bank bags, as well as rare Carson City gold and silver coins. Accompanying the Mint ephemera is a section of California Counters and rare California Gold Rush tokens.
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Hotel Casey Token : 6 1/4c -3670Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Hotel Casey Token : 6 1/4c -
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Hotel Casey Token : 6 1/4c -
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (29.00 + 5.08) x 1 = 34.08
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Hotel Goldfield Token : 12 1/2c -3671Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Hotel Goldfield Token : 12 1/2c -
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Hotel Goldfield Token : 12 1/2c -
Start Price : 38.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - 1914-1918 - Jumbo Extension Mining Company Documents :3672Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - 1914-1918 - Jumbo Extension Mining Company Documents :
Lot of six documents related to the Jumbo Extension Mining Company. 1) Shift Boss Daily Reports for the "Grandma Shaft" for the months of ...
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - 1913-1915 - Jumbo Reduction Company, Bankers Account Book :3673Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - 1913-1915 - Jumbo Reduction Company, Bankers Account Book :
John S. Cook and Company was Goldfield's most successful bank (Zanjani, Goldfield, 177). This Account Book records balance activity between the bank
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - L.S. Token : 5 c -3674Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - L.S. Token : 5 c -
5c
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - M. W. Jelinek Token : 1  loaf of bread -3675Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - M. W. Jelinek Token : 1 loaf of bread -
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - M. W. Jelinek Token : 1 loaf of bread -
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Manning's/ 205 E. Bennett Token : cigar -3676Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Manning's/ 205 E. Bennett Token : cigar -
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Manning's/ 205 E. Bennett Token : cigar -
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Miller, H. W., & Co. Token : 1  loaf of bread -3677Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Miller, H. W., & Co. Token : 1 loaf of bread -
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Miles, H. W., & Co. Token : 1 loaf of bread -
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - c1906 - Nevada Mining Prospectuses :3680Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - c1906 - Nevada Mining Prospectuses :
Lot of two, which are in the Goldfield Mining district. The Goldfield Black Buttes Mining Company, and the Forward Mining Development Company. The Bl
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Office/419 Main Street Token :3681Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Office/419 Main Street Token :
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Office/419 Main Street Token :
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - c1907 - Queen Insurance Company of America Ink Blotter :3682Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - c1907 - Queen Insurance Company of America Ink Blotter :
John S. Cook & Co., Agents, Goldfield, Nevada. Cover - Queen Insurance Company. Measures approx 8” x 3.25” Rare.
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (25.00 + 4.38) x 1 = 29.38
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - 1904-1906 - Red Top Mining Company :3683Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - 1904-1906 - Red Top Mining Company :
Lot of 11 bills of sale addressed to Red Top Mining Company (Nos. 37, 44, 47, 59, 305, 392, 490, 491, 492, 537, and 539). The first four (37-59) inclu
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Texas Bar Token : one drink -3684Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Texas Bar Token : one drink -
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda County - Texas Bar Token : one drink -
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (55.00 + 9.63) x 1 = 64.63
Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda - W.S BARING & CO. : 5 c -3685Goldfield,NV - Esmeralda - W.S BARING & CO. : 5 c -
5c
Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 10.00 - 20.00
Hawthorne,NV - 1895-1947 - Mineral County Ephemera Box :3687Hawthorne,NV - 1895-1947 - Mineral County Ephemera Box :
Box of assorted ephemera that dates from 1895 until 1947. The embodied highlights of this Lot are 1) a General Land Office book of Standard Field Tab
Start Price : 38.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Independence,NV - Inyo County - 1870 - Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories3688Independence,NV - Inyo County - 1870 - Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories
Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains by Rossiter W. Raymond 1870 hardcover 805 pages. This referen
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Jean,NV - Clark County - 1917-1918 - Jean, Nevada Pictorial Letterheads :3689Jean,NV - Clark County - 1917-1918 - Jean, Nevada Pictorial Letterheads :
Lot of two typed letters on the letterhead of George A. Fayle General Merchandise,k with stores in Goodsprings and Jean, Nevada. The vignette shows an
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Johnnie,NV - Nye County - c1900 - Johnnie Mining and Milling Co. Ephemera :3690Johnnie,NV - Nye County - c1900 - Johnnie Mining and Milling Co. Ephemera :
Johnnie District, located in southwestern Nevada on the north end of Pahrump Valley. Lot of 2 items: An article and advertisement from The Pacific Mon
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (25.00 + 4.38) x 1 = 29.38
Kimberly,NV - White Pine County - Nevada Construction Copper Co. Token :3691Kimberly,NV - White Pine County - Nevada Construction Copper Co. Token :
Kimberly,NV - White Pine County - Nevada Construction Copper Co. Token :
Start Price : 38.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Lake Mead,NV - Clark County - l930s-1959s - Lake Mead Post Card Group :3692Lake Mead,NV - Clark County - l930s-1959s - Lake Mead Post Card Group :
Lot of 67 post cards including some chromo litho on linen, some real photo, showing all aspects of Lake Meade and Boulder Dam area. There are 24 diffe
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Lander County,NV - Gold Quartz Mining Co. Stock :3693Lander County,NV - Gold Quartz Mining Co. Stock :
Incorporated in South Dakota. No. 363 issued Feb. 5, 1907 to George H. Crow for 49 shares. Signed W.W. McDowell, Pres. And J.H. Emery, Secr. Vignette
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1920-1950 - Hoover Dam Ephemera Collection :3694Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1920-1950 - Hoover Dam Ephemera Collection :
Lot of 14 early items relating to the history of the Boulder Canyon Project/ Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. Included are: Two booklets titled “Cons
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (80.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 94.00
Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - c1900-1930 - Las Vegas Ephemera Group :3695Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - c1900-1930 - Las Vegas Ephemera Group :
Lot of approximately 25 items, including promotional brochures, road maps, a program from the 30th annual meeting of the Nevada State Medical Associat
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1971 - Railroad Tin Car Seals :3696Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1971 - Railroad Tin Car Seals :
Lot of four tin door seals from Nevada Central Railroad, and T&G Railroad Co. There are two from each company. Each is light weight, and measures 22cm
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1944 - Sheriff of Las Vegas Original Screenplay Scripts :3697Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1944 - Sheriff of Las Vegas Original Screenplay Scripts :
Lot of two scripts for the same screenplay--one is an "estimating script" and the other is a "shooting script." Each is 70 pages...
Start Price : 38.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1904 - Wells Fargo Receipt :3698Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - 1904 - Wells Fargo Receipt :
Single item lot containing a 1904 Wells Fargo & CO Express receipt. This receipt was received from H.C. Wallace for 25cents on April 12, 1904 and was
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Lincoln County,NV - 1970-1990s - Lincoln County Geology Papers :3699Lincoln County,NV - 1970-1990s - Lincoln County Geology Papers :
Four pieces total. (1&2)Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (set of 2). By David B. Snyder. C.M. Tschanz and E.H. Papeyan. 1970, 1983. (3) Water Resour
Start Price : 12.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Manhattan,NV - Manhattan Gold Stocks (3) :3700Manhattan,NV - Manhattan Gold Stocks (3) :
Lot of three. 1) Manhattan United States Gold Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona. No. 42 issued Sept. 3, 1906 to J.W. Merrill for 2000 shares. Border
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (38.00 + 6.65) x 1 = 44.65
Minden,NV - Douglas County - c1920 - Train Through Minden Photograph :3701Minden,NV - Douglas County - c1920 - Train Through Minden Photograph :
A locomotive with passenger car travels past the Minden Inn. Photograph measures 10”x8”, no matte, medium contrast—tends toward the grey, and focus i
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (38.00 + 6.65) x 1 = 44.65
Nevada County,NV - 1965 - Nevada County Narrow Gauge :3702Nevada County,NV - 1965 - Nevada County Narrow Gauge :
By Best, Gerald. Hardcover, indexed, 214 pages with numerous photographs. Howell-North Books, Berkeley, CA, 1965.
Start Price : 38.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
North Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - Nellis Air Force Base Token GF 50c : 50c -3703North Las Vegas,NV - Clark County - Nellis Air Force Base Token GF 50c : 50c -
A gambling chip for the NCO Club at NAFB. Good condition.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Nye County,NV - 1952 - Bruner Snapshot Booklet :3704Nye County,NV - 1952 - Bruner Snapshot Booklet :
A single booklet covered in gold paper containing 8 black-white snapshots of the Bruner mining property and activities there. The 560 acre property is
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Nye County et al,NV - c1930s-2001 - Nevada Modern Photograph Collection :3705Nye County et al,NV - c1930s-2001 - Nevada Modern Photograph Collection :
Lot of 35 +/- photographs and miscellaneous negatives. Included are: 10 color photographs taken on a 2001 driving trip to Charleston, Edgemont, and Co
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Pittman,NV - Clark County - Jackpot Club Token :3707Pittman,NV - Clark County - Jackpot Club Token :
Token reads; Jackpot Club/gift/25/points/Pittman, Nevada//You Win.
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - April 1908 & February 1909 - Engineering and Mining Journals on Rawhid3708Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - April 1908 & February 1909 - Engineering and Mining Journals on Rawhid
Lot of two issues of The Engineering and Mining Journal from 1908 and 1909, both containing articles about Rawhide, NV. The April 25, 1908 issue also
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1909 - Queen Regent Copper and Gold Company Documents :3709Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1909 - Queen Regent Copper and Gold Company Documents :
Lot of three items: 1) A 1909 typed letter from J.E. Kerr Stocks and Mines in San Francisco to H.F. Heitman in Savannah, GA, and signed by J.E. Kerr.
Start Price : 38.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1912 - Riley Grannan's Last Adventure, Publication :3710Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1912 - Riley Grannan's Last Adventure, Publication :
By Dunham, Sam C. Hardcopy, 33 pages with illustrations (Paher # 516). Copy #71 of 500 issued. Published by Packsaddle Press, Austin, TX 1969. Althoug
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1969 - Riley Grannon's Last Adventure, Publication :3711Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1969 - Riley Grannon's Last Adventure, Publication :
Riley Grannan’s Last Adventure by Sam C. Dunham, is the thrilling true story of what happens when a dead-beat gambler and a prospecting preacher team
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1969 - Riley Grannon's Last Adventure (2), Publications :3712Rawhide,NV - Mineral County - 1969 - Riley Grannon's Last Adventure (2), Publications :
Riley Grannan’s Last Adventure by Sam C. Dunham is the thrilling true story of what happens when a dead-beat gambler and a prospecting preacher team u
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Reno,NV - Washoe County - Agricultural Nevada, Publication :3713Reno,NV - Washoe County - Agricultural Nevada, Publication :
Agricultural Nevada by C.A. Norcross, paperback, 63pg.
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1955-1972 - Area Publications :3714Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1955-1972 - Area Publications :
Lot of five includes four of the Sagebrush Chronicles (Vol. 1 - Carson City, 2 - Clark County, 3 - Nye County, and 5 - Washoe County) by Basso, Dave.
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1975 - Bank Club of Nevada Playing Cards :3715Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1975 - Bank Club of Nevada Playing Cards :
1975 Bank Club of Reno deck of playing cards. Each card is still in good condition; however the card packet is in rough condition . Included is handwr
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (25.00 + 4.38) x 1 = 29.38
Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1965, 1946 - Beauty Supply, Service Station Calendars :3716Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1965, 1946 - Beauty Supply, Service Station Calendars :
Lot of two including: 1) "Lovely Lillian," dated 1897, but printed in 1965. The subject is a beautiful woman with long, flowing hair, who ...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1923 - Boundry Red Mountain Mining Company Stock Certificate :3717Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1923 - Boundry Red Mountain Mining Company Stock Certificate :
Certificate No. 7484 issued to H.M. Hayes for 100 shares of Capital Stock valued at $1 per share on April 12, 1923. The certificate has a brown-colore
Start Price : 12.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Reno,NV - Washoe County - Casino Glass Collection :3718Reno,NV - Washoe County - Casino Glass Collection :
Three Overland Hotel cocktail glasses; One Horse Shoe Club tumbler; Harolds Club: 7 cocktail glasses and 4 tumblers. All mint.
Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1930-1950s - Casino Post Card Collection :3719Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1930-1950s - Casino Post Card Collection :
Lot of 15 pieces consisting of two post card packets of multiple cards and 13 individual cards. One of the packets is dated 1933, and the other appear
Estimates : 25.00 - 35.00
Sold for (12.00 + 2.10) x 1 = 14.10
Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1950-1980 - Gaming Ephemera :3720Reno,NV - Washoe County - 1950-1980 - Gaming Ephemera :
Nevada Gaming and Souvenir Ephemera. Items in this lot include 85 assorted Nevada postcards from Reno, Las Vegas, Southlake Tahoe, Virginia City, Rhyo
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold for (50.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 58.75