2012 Hot August Auction

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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.
Invoicing and lot pick up will NOT be available at the live auction.
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Rare Virginia City Stereo View Card NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1870-1890 - 2012aug - Genera901 - Rare Virginia City Stereo View Card NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1870-1890 - 2012aug - Genera
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A 7” by 4.25” Stereoview card marked “1224 ACROSS THE RAVINE, VIRGINIA CITY SILVER MINES, NEVADA.” below the image. The margins are printed “CONTINENT
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Samuel Clemens Documents NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1900 - 2012aug - General Americana902 - Samuel Clemens Documents NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1900 - 2012aug - General Americana
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This is a fantastic duo for Clemens fans and collectors, showcased in an attractive mounting and frame. First up is one of the earliest of Nevada Terr
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to p********n.. for (1,100.00 + 214.50) x 1 = 1,314.50
 
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Silver Hill Mining Co. Abstract of Title Ledger NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 2012aug - General903 - Silver Hill Mining Co. Abstract of Title Ledger NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 2012aug - General
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Silver Hill Mining Co. (Nevada Mining) Abstract of Title Ledger, 145 pages, containing claims bought and sold, leased, etc. In the Comstock Lodes area
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to V********e for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Sutro Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1868 - 2012aug - General Americana904 - Sutro Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1868 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Collection of documents, newspaper articles, Stock certificates, assay certificate, requisition receipts, letters and bank notes. There are 6 various
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to p********n for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Sutro Tunnel Company Stock Certificate NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1871 - 2012aug - General A905 - Sutro Tunnel Company Stock Certificate NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1871 - 2012aug - General A
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Comstock mining district. Cert. #785 issued to A.H.R Schmidt for one share on June 3, 1871. Signed by Samuel Merritt as President and W.K. Van Alen as
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 6*****H for (1,050.00 + 204.75) x 1 = 1,254.75
 
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VC Miners' Anniversary Booklets NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1912 - 2012aug - General American906 - VC Miners' Anniversary Booklets NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1912 - 2012aug - General American
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Dated July 4, 1912, these books celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Miners' Union in Virginia City. The publication is primarily filled with a...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 6*****b for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Virginia City Archive NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 2012aug - General Americana907 - Virginia City Archive NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 2012aug - General Americana
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Lot contains several items discovered in a Virginia City attic. Items range from family photos, Wells Fargo checks and bank book for the Savage Mine,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to b*******n for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Virginia City Artifact Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1900 - 2012aug - General Ameri908 - Virginia City Artifact Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1900 - 2012aug - General Ameri
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Lot of 7: 1) The Mine Examiner and Prospector’s Companion Book. By G.W. Miller. Copyright 1903. The book was owned by George B. Burris, some wear. The
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b*******n for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Virginia City Buttons and Tokens NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1908 - 2012aug - General America909 - Virginia City Buttons and Tokens NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1908 - 2012aug - General America
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This lot includes a 1908 campaign button for presidential hopeful William Jennings Bryan and his running mate John W. Kern, a Native Sons of the Golde
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to g********_.. for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Virginia City Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1877 - 2012aug - General Americana910 - Virginia City Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1877 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Lot of 13 items, most of which have a connection to Virginia City. 1) A portrait of a young lady taken by J.S. Noe. Picture measures 5.5" x 4&a...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to n*******n for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Virginia City Fire Department Certificate *Territorial* NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1862 - 20911 - Virginia City Fire Department Certificate *Territorial* NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1862 - 20
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Framed original certificate of Membership, which certifies John Shaw, on June 2nd, 1862, was duly elected to Engine Company No. 1. Signed by Foreman J
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 9***2 for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Virginia City Glass Negatives in Lightbox Frame NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1890 - 2012aug -912 - Virginia City Glass Negatives in Lightbox Frame NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1890 - 2012aug -
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The first glass negative was produced in 1839 by John Herschel, the English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, experimental photographer and inventor
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Virginia City Ledgers NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1881 - 2012aug - General Americana913 - Virginia City Ledgers NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 1881 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Lot of 3: Leather hard-bound ledgers, large 16" x 10" x 2" sizes. All hand written. Some wear. 1) ledger is Territorial Enterprise, pos
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to R*****n for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Virginia City Photos Showing Guards and Gold Bars NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1900-1910 - 20914 - Virginia City Photos Showing Guards and Gold Bars NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1900-1910 - 20
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Lot of 2 photos. The first image, 4" x 4.75," shows 3 men, one of whom is holding a shotgun, leaning against a stone wall in front of a barr
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*********n for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Virginia City Spoon Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 2012aug - General Americana915 - Virginia City Spoon Collection NV - Virginia City,Storey County - 2012aug - General Americana
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Lot of 5. Two are marked BUCKET OF BLOOD, from the famous V.C. Drinking establishment The other 3 are V.C. Generic with the iconic miner and burro sym
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********y for (700.00 + 136.50) x 1 = 836.50
 
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Virginia City Watercolor Print NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1935 - 2012aug - General American916 - Virginia City Watercolor Print NV - Virginia City,Storey County - c1935 - 2012aug - General American
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Large framed print of Virginia City and its specific Mills and Works in surrounding vignettes around the main panorama. There is a hand-written inscri
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Start Price : 1,750.00 | Estimates : 3,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Peavine Mine Map NV - Washoe County,1867 - 2012aug - General Americana917 - Peavine Mine Map NV - Washoe County,1867 - 2012aug - General Americana
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A 26" x 36" mounted piece, showing the topography, as mine location in the Peavine area of Washoe County. The map, dated 1867, is framed, wi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to b***5 for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Adams Express Wax Sealer NV - Wells,Elko County - 2012aug - General Americana918 - Adams Express Wax Sealer NV - Wells,Elko County - 2012aug - General Americana
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3" tall, white metal handled wax sealer: "ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY/ WELLS/ 9777/ NEV." - Jacobitz Collection -59706
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 9***0 for (450.00 + 87.75) x 1 = 537.75
 
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Spruce Mountain Mining District Map NV - Wells,Elko County - c1901 - 2012aug - General Americana919 - Spruce Mountain Mining District Map NV - Wells,Elko County - c1901 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Framed hand-drawn scaled map of the various mining lots and claims in the famous Spruce Mountain Mining District. This map is all hand-lettered and co
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to R*****n for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Wells Fargo Wax Sealer NV - Wells,Elko County - 2012aug - General Americana920 - Wells Fargo Wax Sealer NV - Wells,Elko County - 2012aug - General Americana
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3.75" tall, carved black wooden handled metal wax seal: "WELLS FARGO EXPRESS/ 515/ WELLS, NEV." - Jacobitz Collection -59704
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 3***2 for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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White Pine County Hunting License NV - White Pine County,2012aug - General Americana921 - White Pine County Hunting License NV - White Pine County,2012aug - General Americana
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Horseshoe shaped license number 1165. Hunting and fishing license White Pine Co. Nev. Expires Feb 28, 1915. $1.00, copper. - Jacobitz Collection -6042
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***6 for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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White Pine County Hunting License NV - White Pine County,1913 - 2012aug - General Americana922 - White Pine County Hunting License NV - White Pine County,1913 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Rare. - Jacobitz Collection -60498
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8***6 for (230.00 + 44.85) x 1 = 274.85
 
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White Pine Hunting License NV - White Pine County,1916 - 2012aug - General Americana923 - White Pine Hunting License NV - White Pine County,1916 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Rare. - Jacobitz Collection -60491
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to u******y for (210.00 + 40.95) x 1 = 250.95
 
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White Pine Hunting License NV - White Pine County,1911 - 2012aug - General Americana924 - White Pine Hunting License NV - White Pine County,1911 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Rare. - Jacobitz Collection -60501
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to h***1 for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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White Pine Newspaper Group Framed NV - White Pine County,1869, 1871, 1875, 1879 - 2012aug - General 925 - White Pine Newspaper Group Framed NV - White Pine County,1869, 1871, 1875, 1879 - 2012aug - General
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Lot of 7: 1) Pages 268 & 269, 24 April 1869 edition of Harper's Weekly. White Pine Mining District content. Measures 23" x 15.5" i...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Hotel Humboldt Postcard Collection NV - Winnemucca,Humboldt County - c1960 - 2012aug - General Ameri926 - Hotel Humboldt Postcard Collection NV - Winnemucca,Humboldt County - c1960 - 2012aug - General Ameri
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“The Humboldt Hotel was constructed in the early 1920s by miner and builder George Wingfield. The five-story hotel was built on exactly the location o
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Winnemucca Spoons NV - Winnemucca,Humboldt -  - 2012aug - General Americana927 - Winnemucca Spoons NV - Winnemucca,Humboldt - - 2012aug - General Americana
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Lot of 2 souvenir pieces from Winnemucca. Both are embossed with the name of the town in the bowl. There are iconic symbols on the stem and both are m
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Mining Town Scene Postcards NV - Wonder,Churchill County - 1911 - 2012aug - General Americana928 - Mining Town Scene Postcards NV - Wonder,Churchill County - 1911 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Lot of 4. White border RPCs, measure 5.5” x 3.5” and 5.25” x 3.4.” 1) Unused. Shows several men standing in front of the Palace. Some wear, creases on
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to p********h.. for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Yerington Area Documents NV - Yerington,Lyon County - 1880-1921 - 2012aug - General Americana929 - Yerington Area Documents NV - Yerington,Lyon County - 1880-1921 - 2012aug - General Americana
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Document types included are mining related, stocks, correspondence, receipts, checks, etc. 1) Official Register for the Mason Valley Precinct, 1880 el
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to u******y for (125.00 + 24.38) x 1 = 149.38
 
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