2013 April Treasures & Tribes Auction

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Welcome to another great sale!

This sale offers some of the best collections ever assembled in a number of different collecting categories.


Numismatics and Gold

Jack Totheroh Period I Cal Fractional Collection. The best collection of Period One California Fractional Gold coins since the Jay Roe Sale.

The Jack Totheroh Numismatic Library. Hundreds of catalogs dating back to 1859 containing sales of Cal Fractional Gold coins.

Bergen/Istvan Cal Fractional Collection. One of the best registry (unofficial) sets ever assembled of Period One and Two Cal Fractional Gold. 70% of this collection consists of the finest or second-finest known coins.

The Finest Known M.E. Hart Coins of the Golden West.

Ingots. A number of unique ingots of varying metals from several old collections.

California Gold Rush Artifact and gold specimen Collection. Wonderful lots from an old collection of gold in quartz jewelry, artifacts, nuggets, and specimens.

Currency. Interesting and unusual currency items and ephemera, including an 1837 broadside for a bank buying currency from other banks from the “hard-times period.”

Mormon Currency Collection

Mormon Currency Collection. The most important group of Mormon Currency assembled since the famous Ford Sale, and possibly better!

Native American Collections

The Grandma Ness Panamint Basket Collection. One of the finest collections ever assembled, held by the weaver’s family for three generations.

The Tahoe-Wovoka Estate Collection. Contains fabulous Native American artistry, from exceptional baskets to priceless art.

The Yosemite Trading Post Collection. A wonderful collection of the contents of the Yosemite Trading Post when it closed decades ago, assembled by long-time Lee Vining residents.

The American West Collection. A group of exceptional large baskets from the founding family of one of America’s largest corporations.

Vinegar Library of Native American Art and History. Fabulous library of Smithsonian publications (c1900) and others, with beautiful and striking color illustrations of Native American art and life.


General Americana

Saloon and Advertising Collections. Bottles, signs, mirrors, trays, tokens, and an assortment of saloon collectibles.

Express and Railroad. Outstanding collection of express and railroad items, including original ticket punching devices from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad; rare stock certificates from Nevada rails; and, a group of material related to western rail financier Borax Smith, including material from the Tonopah and Tidewater RR. Also, original locks from Wells Fargo and Tonopah Tidewater handed down in a California agent’s family.

Mono-Inyo Posatal Cover Collection. A collection of rare and fascinating postal covers from the Mono-Inyo region, many with postmarks unlisted in Williams!

Adolph Sutro Collection. An original hand-signed petition for the tunnel and other rarities.

James King of William Collection. Original documents from the c1900 sale of part of his estate.

Assay documents from all over the West.

Nevadiana. Much more from the Maish Collection and others.

George Wingfield Collection. A small group of his personal items from the Spradling-Wingfield family.

Idahoiana. Fabulous collection of early Idaho documents from the late Lynn Langdon collection.

Mining Artifacts

Collections of candlesticks, scales, and many authentic artifacts mining equipment.
Preview
Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite#309
Reno, NV 89511
Thursday April 11, 10am-6pm
* Preview also available by appointment

Live Auction
Friday & Saturday
April 12-13, 2012
9am PDT starting time, both days

Location
Atlantis Casino & Resort
Grand Ballroom #4
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

Lot Pick Up
Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite #309
Reno, NV 89511
Sunday April 14th, 10am-1pm

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CA, Yreka-Siskiyou County-The Bee Hive Store1553 - CA, Yreka-Siskiyou County-The Bee Hive Store
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This is an aluminum token from The Bee Hive Store is a GOOD FOR 2.5 CENTS IN MERCHANDISE. It is worn but still a rare item. They billed themselves as
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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CT, Hartford--1849 Colt Pocket Revolver1554 - CT, Hartford--1849 Colt Pocket Revolver
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This is an 1849 Colt Pocket Model Revolver Second Type. All serial numbers match, action still works with the cylinder a little loose. There is some p
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to w*****t for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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IDSaloon Related Correspondence1555 - IDSaloon Related Correspondence
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This is a lot of 6 letterheads from various liquor dealers from well known Idahoan ghost towns. Items 1) 2) are from the business of James Burnside d
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********0.. for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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IL, Chicago-Cook County-Early Hand Cuffs Assortment1556 - IL, Chicago-Cook County-Early Hand Cuffs Assortment
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Lot of 4: 1 is a set of Gill Lion Tamer thumb restraint. Approx 4L x 1.3W, stainless steel construction, ratcheting operation, with key. 2 is a set of
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to e*******y for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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KY, Leestown, Frankfort-Franklin County-O.F.C. Whiskey Elk Picture1557 - KY, Leestown, Frankfort-Franklin County-O.F.C. Whiskey Elk Picture
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Large framed advertising picture featuring a majestic Elk, with the O.F.C. Logo. The frame measures 24x36. The O.F.C. distillery was near Leestown KY.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to t********n.. for (550.00 + 107.25) x 1 = 657.25
 
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MA, Springfield-Hampden County-James Warner .28 Cal. Pocket Revolver1558 - MA, Springfield-Hampden County-James Warner .28 Cal. Pocket Revolver
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This is a .28 Cal. Percussion pocket revolver manufactured by James Warner of Springfield, Mass. The barrel measures 2.5", with an overall leng...
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,350.00
Sold to w*****t for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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MA, Worcester--Allen & Thurber .34 Cal. Pepperbox1559 - MA, Worcester--Allen & Thurber .34 Cal. Pepperbox
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This is an Allen Thurber .34 cal. Self-cocking pepperbox with bag handle and faceAllen`s bar hammer, double action system. The Patent of 1837is marke
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 9***8 for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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MA, Worcester--Allen & Thurber Single Shot Pistol1560 - MA, Worcester--Allen & Thurber Single Shot Pistol
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This Allen Thurber Bar Hammer Pistol is .36 Cal; fair bore, good grips, 4 barrel, Made circa 1830s up to the Civil War period. Half round, half octag
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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MA, Worcester--H&R Handcuffs and Bean Giant Wrist Restraints1561 - MA, Worcester--H&R Handcuffs and Bean Giant Wrist Restraints
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This lot includes two pair of hand restraints, including a pair of 1887 marked handcuffs manufactured by The HR Arms Company and a pair of fixed wrist
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*******y for (125.00 + 24.38) x 1 = 149.38
 
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MO, St. Louis--Bevo Serving Tray1562 - MO, St. Louis--Bevo Serving Tray
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This is a serving tray with an advertisement for Bevo, a near-beer malt beverage produced by Anheuser Busch in the early 1900s. This ad shows the br
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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MO, St. Louis--Falstaff Beer Signs1563 - MO, St. Louis--Falstaff Beer Signs
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This is a lot of two large advertising trays for Falstaff Beer. Trays measure 24" across and are brightly painted with old German village scene...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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MO, St. Louis-Hamilton County-Malt-Nutrine Ad Plate1564 - MO, St. Louis-Hamilton County-Malt-Nutrine Ad Plate
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This is an advertising plate for Anheuser-Busch’s Malt Nutrine. This wall decoration measures 9.5" across and has a painting of an attractive l...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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MT, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County-Free Silver Saloon Good For Token1565 - MT, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County-Free Silver Saloon Good For Token
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Round. Obv.: Drink or Cigar Rev.: Free Silver Saloon Cor: 3rd Cedar Sts. This small token is in a PCS holder, certified Genuine. This 1890s era silve
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********n for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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MT, Butte-Silver Bow County-Olympia Brewing Co. Good for 5c1566 - MT, Butte-Silver Bow County-Olympia Brewing Co. Good for 5c
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Clover shaped aluminum token. Obv.: Good for 5c in Trade Rev.: Olympia Brewing Co. Saloon. Butte Mont. In NCS holder, certified Genuine. Serial# 52077
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********n for (180.00 + 35.10) x 1 = 215.10
 
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NM, Las Cruces-Doña Ana County-Majestic Saloon Token1567 - NM, Las Cruces-Doña Ana County-Majestic Saloon Token
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Good For A Smile At/ Majestic Saloon/ S.F. Bean, Prop./ Las Cruces, N.M.// Go Way Back And Sit Down/ Keep Me Never Be Caught Short. 1905 Indian Head
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to r*******s for (950.00 + 185.25) x 1 = 1,135.25
 
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NV, Goldfield-Esmeralda County-Saloon Whiskey Tray1568 - NV, Goldfield-Esmeralda County-Saloon Whiskey Tray
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A colorfully painted tin tray in green, yellow red and other colors, advertising Taylor Williams’ Yellowstone Bourbon Whiskey and showing a large vig
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Start Price : 325.00 | Estimates : 650.00 - 500.00
 
 
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NV, Virginia City-Storey County-"Lottie & Nellie" Photograph1569 - NV, Virginia City-Storey County-"Lottie & Nellie" Photograph
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2.35x4 vintage sepia photo of saloon girls, belived to be from the Comstock. The pair of ladies is suggestively dressed (for the period) with their lo
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***1 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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NY, New York City--Cigar Ad Ashtray1570 - NY, New York City--Cigar Ad Ashtray
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This is an ashtray advertising New York Bond Cigars. Because their slogan "Good As Gold," is the same as the more widely known Tampa Nugge...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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NY, New York City--McSorely Ale Serving Tray1571 - NY, New York City--McSorely Ale Serving Tray
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This is a serving tray advertisement for McSorley’s Cream Stock Ale. It measures 10"x 13", has scratches and some rust spots. For a piece ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9***1 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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OH, Cincinnati-Hamilton County-Enameled Back Bar Whiskey Bottles1572 - OH, Cincinnati-Hamilton County-Enameled Back Bar Whiskey Bottles
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Two fine clear glass back bar bottles for your saloon collection. 1) A 10.5 tall whiskey bottle with scalloped shoulder and base. Edgewood in white en
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********t for (155.00 + 30.23) x 1 = 185.23
 
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OH, Cincinnati-Hamilton County-Hudepohl Beer Ad Sign1573 - OH, Cincinnati-Hamilton County-Hudepohl Beer Ad Sign
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This lot consists of a metal sign advertising Hudepohl Beer. The sign measures 15"x 20" and shows plenty of wear with scratching and some ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***1 for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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PA, Erie--Imperial Ginger Ale Tray1574 - PA, Erie--Imperial Ginger Ale Tray
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This is an Original Antique Prohibition Age Imperial Pale Dry Ginger Ale Rectangular Tray from the Imperial Beverage Co. of Erie, Pa. This is from the
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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PA, Philadelphia--Dilley's Back Bar Bottle1575 - PA, Philadelphia--Dilley's Back Bar Bottle
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This is a lot of two back bar bottles. The first is simply labeled in white enamel "WHISKEY". There is a small bubble on the single collar...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to c**********k for (125.00 + 24.38) x 1 = 149.38
 
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PA, Philadelphia--Jacob Rupertus Pepperbox1576 - PA, Philadelphia--Jacob Rupertus Pepperbox
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This is a Jacob Repertus .22 Cal., eight shot pepperbox. It has a 3" barrel that tapers down, brass frame and walnut grips. It has a removable ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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PA, Philadelphia--Sharps .30 Cal. Pepperbox1577 - PA, Philadelphia--Sharps .30 Cal. Pepperbox
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This is a C. Sharps .30 Cal. four shot pepperbox style pistol. It has steel barrels and a brass frame. It is single action, but the cocking mechanism
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to n*******g for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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UT, Salt Lake City--Exchange Bar Advertising Match Box1578 - UT, Salt Lake City--Exchange Bar Advertising Match Box
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A Victorian woman portrait adorns the celluloid cover on this 1.5 x 2.5" matchbox from the Exchange Bar at 331 South Main Street in Salt Lake C...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to J****r for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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UT, Salt Lake City--Salt Lake City Dimple Flask1579 - UT, Salt Lake City--Salt Lake City Dimple Flask
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Unique dimple flask, with applied top. Embossed lettering indicates W. L. Kirby on the face. Although this piece came from a SLC collection it is in t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***5 for (95.00 + 18.53) x 1 = 113.53
 
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WI, Milwaukee-Waukesha County-Drugstore Soda Fountain Photo1580 - WI, Milwaukee-Waukesha County-Drugstore Soda Fountain Photo
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This is a 6.5"x 9" black and white photo taken around the late 1930s or early 40s in a soda fountain, located in either Chicago or Milwauk...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Mexico--Superior Serving Tray1581 - Mexico--Superior Serving Tray
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This is a serving tray advertising Superior XX Sol Moctezuma Beer. The picture is in decent condition with some chips and rust spots. The tray measure
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to t********n.. for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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