Best of The West - February 2014

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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite#309
Reno, NV 89511
Thursday Feb 20th, 10am-6pm
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Friday & Saturday
Feb 20 & 21, 2014
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Atlantis Casino & Resort
Paradise A Room
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite #309
Reno, NV 89511
Sunday February 23rd, 10am-1pm

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Pocket Scale -1242 - Pocket Scale -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1880 American made pocket scale (balance) in its original green box. It has an embossed eagle on the top of the box. There is no maker’s mark. The b
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********n for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Pocket Scale and Extra Weigh Set -1243 - Pocket Scale and Extra Weigh Set -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1880 Lot of 3. 1) Chinese scale , wood case only. 2) Unmarked brass scale (no box). 3) Weight set. - HKA#66219
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Estimates : 225.00 - 500.00
Sold to d******0 for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Pocket Scales -1244 - Pocket Scales -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 Lot of 2 pocket scales (balance) 1) Glass pans, probably for apothecary use. It measures 7” x 3” and has 8 weights. 2) This scale has 3 weights
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to O*N for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Pocket Scales -1245 - Pocket Scales -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 Lot of 2. 1) The approved gold scale manufactured for California. It measures 7.25” x 3.5” and has retained most of the gold paint. 2) Black ti
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***9 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Pocket Scales -1246 - Pocket Scales -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1850 Lot of 2 pocket scales (balance) in wood boxes. Both contain some weights. One has the original paper label in French. There is no maker’s mark
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9***9 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Riehn, Hemme & Co. Assay Receipts -1247 - Riehn, Hemme & Co. Assay Receipts -
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposited by C.T.H. Palmer. Receipt totaling $11.43. There is some creasing, but otherwise this piece is in Fine conditi
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Estimates : 750.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to p********n for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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152. H. Harris & Co. Pioneer Assay Office, (Late Harris & Marchand) - Marysville, CA1248 - 152. H. Harris & Co. Pioneer Assay Office, (Late Harris & Marchand) - Marysville, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1860 This is one of the first of all western assay sheets worthy of any SSCA collection. No. 21237 Memorandum of Gold Deposited by Bankers, Decker, J
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Start Price : 1,750.00 | Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Adams & Company Assay Receipts - Mokolumne Hill, CA1249 - Adams & Company Assay Receipts - Mokolumne Hill, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1854 This interesting lot consists of documents from as far back as the 1850’s. Included is an assay receipt from the office of Adams & Company...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********n for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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G. Blake Assayer Gold Ingot--Possible Fantasy - Sacramento, CA1250 - G. Blake Assayer Gold Ingot--Possible Fantasy - Sacramento, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This 1.25" x 1" gold ingot is stamped "G. Blake/ Assayer/ Sac. Cal." on obverse, and "198 Dolls/ 900 Thous/ 1854" on r...
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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1956 San Francisco Mint Poured Silver Ingot - San Francisco, CA1251 - 1956 San Francisco Mint Poured Silver Ingot - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1956 29.14 OZs, 999.75 Fine, with "W.W. Smith" Punched on the upper right side. 3.5 x 2.25 x 0.75. Light gold paint applied, mostly worn ...
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Adams & Co. Assay Receipt - San Francisco, CA1252 - Adams & Co. Assay Receipt - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1854 The assay results are printed on thin blue Adams & Co ledger measuring 7 ¾” x 9 ¾” ¾.” The names of Adams & Co. and th...
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Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Assay Documents Pair - San Francisco, CA1253 - Assay Documents Pair - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1859 Lot of 2: pair of "Kellog & Hewston & Co. Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposited" receipts. Both indicate before and after me...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Justh, (Hunter Blacked Out) Assay Office - San Francisco, CA1254 - Justh, (Hunter Blacked Out) Assay Office - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1858 Another choice rarity for any SSCA gold ingot collector. No. 7664 Memorandum of Gold Bullion deposited by W.F. & Co – C.T.H. Palmer. Palme...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Memorandum From SF Mint - San Francisco, CA1255 - Memorandum From SF Mint - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Lot of six memorandums of deposit for gold and silver bullions at. Talapoosa was small mining community that was worked at early as 1864 according to
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v*********m for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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San Francisco Assay Reciept - San Francisco, CA1256 - San Francisco Assay Reciept - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1861 This is a memorandum of gold deposited at the assay office of S. Molitor & Company at 418 Montgomery St. in San Francisco. It’s dated June...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to m******3 for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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US Mint 18.19 oz Silver Ingot - San Francisco, CA1257 - US Mint 18.19 oz Silver Ingot - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1959 Measures approximately 2.25" wide x 3.5" long. Obverse: US Mint San Francisco Seal/18.19oz/999.75FINE - HKA#64833
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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US Mint Memorandum Collection - San Francisco, CA1258 - US Mint Memorandum Collection - San Francisco, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1918 Lot of 5: US Mint Services receipts, "Memorandum of Gold/ Silver Bullion Deposited at the Mint of the United States at San Francisco.&qu...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to v*********m for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Assayer F.W. Blake Signatures - Weaverville, CA1259 - Assayer F.W. Blake Signatures - Weaverville, CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1852 Collection of four different Rhodes pieces. 1) No 305. Dec. 27, 1853. Signed by famous assayer and expressman F.W. Blake. Fancy border at left.
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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35 Ounce Silver Ingot -  CA1260 - 35 Ounce Silver Ingot - CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Obverse: Universal/Silver/1001 Grams/.9999 Pure/Assayho25. Measures approximately 3 x 3.25”, 0.65” thick. 9999 Fine. This unusual squaere ingot appear
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Phoebe Hearst Silver Plaque -  CA1261 - Phoebe Hearst Silver Plaque - CA
Holabird-Kagin Americana
This is a very piece that commemorates “The International Competition for the Phoebe Hearst Architectural Plan for the University of California.” On o
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Estimates : 750.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to m*****r for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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Denver Mint Assay Forms Pair - Denver, CO1262 - Denver Mint Assay Forms Pair - Denver, CO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1873 Lot of 2: rare Denver Mint assay forms, 1 from 1873, No. 131, for rich ore from Gold Hill, Colorado. The other is a Memorandum of Gold Bullion,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to p********n for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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US Mint Memorandum of Gold Bullion - Denver, CO1263 - US Mint Memorandum of Gold Bullion - Denver, CO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1878 US Mint Memorandum of Golld Bullion deposited at the Mint in Denver, dated September 18, 1878. The gold (am gold) amounted to $2023.16, by teh
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to p********n for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Georgetown CO Commemorative Ingot Silver Pendant - Georgetown, CO1264 - Georgetown CO Commemorative Ingot Silver Pendant - Georgetown, CO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1945 This 1.25" x 0.5" pendant features a high relief, oblique view of a Colorado Silver mine. The scene shows a steep-walled canyon typ...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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North Star Silver Mine Ingot - Silverton, CO1265 - North Star Silver Mine Ingot - Silverton, CO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900 Cute silver ingot weighing 0.91 troy ounces. Punched "Silverton / N.S.S.M.C. (backwards C)." 1.2" x 0.50" x 0.25". T...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8***7 for (750.00 + 146.25) x 1 = 896.25
 
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Wild Horse Gold Ingot Round -  CO1266 - Wild Horse Gold Ingot Round - CO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1905 This small gold ingot is individually letter punched “Wild/ Horse/ Cons. Gold/ Mng. Co./ Colo./ 1905// oz. 2.3/ ths.675/dol.40.95/lot 9/assay...
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Estimates : 2,800.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to b***9 for (2,800.00 + 546.00) x 1 = 3,346.00
 
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Boise Assay Receipt - Boise City, ID1267 - Boise Assay Receipt - Boise City, ID
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1873 This is a rare receipt for bullion from the United States Assay Office in Boise City, Idaho. It’s dated July 1, 1873. It’s in the amount of $347
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p********n for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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U.S. Assay Office Bullion Receipt - Boise City, ID1268 - U.S. Assay Office Bullion Receipt - Boise City, ID
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1875 This is a very rare and early assay receipt for deposit at the United States Assay Office in Boise City, Idaho. It’s dated July 24, 1875 and is
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p********n for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Sales Sample Ingots - St. Louis, MO1269 - Sales Sample Ingots - St. Louis, MO
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1900 This lot consists of three metal bars, probably a salesman sample and might even could have been a Paperweight or a Repairman's Hammering...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to c********r.. for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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U.S. Assay Office at Helena, Montana - Helena, MT1270 - U.S. Assay Office at Helena, Montana - Helena, MT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1880 1) Memorandum of Gold Bullion deposited at the United States Assay Office in Helena, MT Move, 10th, 1883. 9 Ounces Dust by P.V. Jackson Red Bluf
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to p********n for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Seederer-Kohlbusch Analytical Balance Scale with Weights - Jersey City, NJ1271 - Seederer-Kohlbusch Analytical Balance Scale with Weights - Jersey City, NJ
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1908 A very clean Seederer-Kohlbusch Inc. analytical balance scale out of Jersey City, NJ. Likely dates to the early 1900s. Includes balance arms an
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Estimates : 200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9***0 for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Lundbom, David Assay Office Receipt - Austin, NV1272 - Lundbom, David Assay Office Receipt - Austin, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
No. 7782. Specimen deposited for assay and assay results for a sample submitted by N.S. Gallagher. Total value of specimen estimated at $325.16. Vigne
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p********n for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Carson City Mint Group - Carson City, NV1273 - Carson City Mint Group - Carson City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1887 Lot of 3. 1) Letterhead from the Cashier's office dated August 7, 1890. The topic of the letter was to notify that $7,137.16 was being tra...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d******0 for (900.00 + 175.50) x 1 = 1,075.50
 
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Comstock Mill Silver Deposit Certificates Group - Carson City, NV1274 - Comstock Mill Silver Deposit Certificates Group - Carson City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1889 Lot of 3: Memorandum of Silver Deposit documents from the Carson Mint, all dated 1889. All of these are from Comstock mills. The mills had merc
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8*****V for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Sam Dowling Assay Business Card - Virginai City, NV1275 - Sam Dowling Assay Business Card - Virginai City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1880 Original S. Dowling Assayer card from Virginia City on the Comstock. This piece is in very good condition for its age, showing little signs of
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to p********n for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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Assay Document Bacon Mill & Savage Mine - Virginia City, NV1276 - Assay Document Bacon Mill & Savage Mine - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1867 Mining, Storey, VC 500-750 R400 1867A statement showing the deposit by the Bacon Mill of 4 samples on May 23. These ran $13-$19/ton. Signed by
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Estimates : 250.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Assayers Wallet  - Virginia City, NV1277 - Assayers Wallet - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Leather wallet with tooled frontpiece. The illustration is a lovely liberty head facing left, below a patriotic eagle with American flags on either si
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Estimates : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to g********t.. for (300.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 358.50
 
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Consolidated Virginia Mine Assay Book - Virginia City, NV1278 - Consolidated Virginia Mine Assay Book - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1909 Tiny leather-bound bbok, filled with hand-writen assay information, diagrams, ledger counts, assay amounts and records, plus other insriptions,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*******l for (160.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 191.20
 
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Gould & Curry Scale Note - Virginia City, NV1279 - Gould & Curry Scale Note - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Extremely rare assay note from the famous Gould & Curry Scale, No. 17. It indicates 5 loads of gold and silver ore received, destined for the st...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Hale & Norcross Silver Mining Company Assay Records - Virginia City, NV1280 - Hale & Norcross Silver Mining Company Assay Records - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1892 164 of 255 pages are used. Size 12 x 16.” Available at our Reno Office. In fine condition, binding is torn with a few stains throughout the cov
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to g********t.. for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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James fair Assay Document - Virginia City, NV1281 - James fair Assay Document - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1867 Another assay statement showing 2 samples of crushed ore deposited by James G. Fair, probably for the Savage Mine. Signed by Leopold Kuh, Assay
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James Fair Assay Paper - Virginia City, NV1282 - James Fair Assay Paper - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1867 A statement on the letterhead of the Assay Office of Leopold Kuh, Taylor Street, Corner of D Street, Virginia, Nevada, May 7th, 1867, showing t
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to R*****n for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Savage Mine Assay Documents - Virginia City, NV1283 - Savage Mine Assay Documents - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1867 A statement showing the deposit by the Bacon Mill (for Mr. J.G. Fair). These are crushed ore samples. Wheeler and Hepburn pans (2 different pro
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Savage Mining Assay Book - Virginia City, NV1284 - Savage Mining Assay Book - Virginia City, NV
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1860 This is a blank assay book from the superintendent’s office of Gould & Curry S.M. Company for the Savage Mining Company. There are well o...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to O*N for (140.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 167.30
 
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MASSCO Assay Catalog - New York, NY1285 - MASSCO Assay Catalog - New York, NY
Holabird-Kagin Americana
The Mine and Smelter Supply Co. (MASSCO) catalog for Assayers and Chemists Supplies and Scientific Instruments, Catalog No. 54. MASSCO had supply hous
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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New York Assay Office Silver Ingot - New York, NY1286 - New York Assay Office Silver Ingot - New York, NY
Holabird-Kagin Americana
The New York Assay Office served a vital function to the Treasury Department, and opened 10 October 1854, the same year as the San Francisco Mint. The
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to 9*****s for (2,800.00 + 546.00) x 1 = 3,346.00
 
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Assay Reciept From Mark A. King - Portland, OR1287 - Assay Reciept From Mark A. King - Portland, OR
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1868 This is an assay receipt issued by the Mark A. King Assay Office in Portland, Oregon.Rare, possibly unique. It is for gold bullion deposited at
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to b*********6 for (1,250.00 + 243.75) x 1 = 1,493.75
 
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National Lead Company Ingots - Houston, TX1288 - National Lead Company Ingots - Houston, TX
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1907 These lead advertising ingots were used to promote the National Lead Company. Starting in 1907, the company produced lead-based white paint mar
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Royal School of Mines Analysis Letter  -  UT1289 - Royal School of Mines Analysis Letter - UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
1871 Letter to the Metallurgical Laboratory, Royal School of Mines, dated July 28, 1871, regarding samples from the Star Mining District, Beaver Coun
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Utah Silver Ingot Pair -  UT1290 - Utah Silver Ingot Pair - UT
Holabird-Kagin Americana
Unique pair of silver ingots, attained from an estate sale in Utah. The larger ingot measures 40mm x 22mm x 14mm, and weighs 3.25 troy ounces. There i
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 4***4 for (1,150.00 + 224.25) x 1 = 1,374.25
 
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Early Johann Peter Poppenberg Pocket Coin Scale - Germany, Westfalia1291 - Early Johann Peter Poppenberg Pocket Coin Scale - Germany, Westfalia
Holabird-Kagin Americana
c1780 This 4.5" x 2.5" x 1" carved wooden case features simple wire hook hinges and a clasp, and contains a steel beam, two 34mm bra...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to O*N for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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