Dynamite, Guns, and Gold

Auction Details

April auction
Highlights
1. The Great American Mining Collection
a. Miners Candlesticks. About 300 different. This is easily the finest public offering of uniquely American historic miners candlesticks in history. The sheer volume of the offering is sure to stimulate new collectors in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The material is organized roughly around Wilson-Bobrink, the breakthrough reference for miners candlesticks. You’ll find new discoveries, personalized sticks and expanded discussion regarding manufactured sticks.
b. Mine Carbide Collectibles. The Collection is so massive that we’ve split it into two parts, with the second part coming in June. The development of the acetylene lamps was a scientific breakthrough for the mining industry. The April sale has many tidbits for the collection, including some large hand held lamps and a sampling of other lamps. The June sale has the majority of the Superintendent style hand/hanging lamps and the cap lamps. The collections of carbide/acetylene devices number in excess of one thousand pieces, all different.
c. Miner’s Safety Lamps. This historic invention created generations of scientific devices used for the all-important gas detection. The Collection has 90 different safety lamps. Most will be offered in June.
d. Miner’s Oil wick lamps, hundreds, all different. A large collection of these coal region lamps, they will be offered in June.
e. Other underground mine lighting devices – a vast collection of foreign lamps
f. Wood Blasting and Candle boxes. There is a wonderful collection of these very “showy” collectibles. The variety of the collection is excellent, from explosives boxes to cap boxes to candle boxes. The variety in size is notable too, with a number of the smaller 25 pound boxes. There are at least 50- a sizable collection. A few will be in the June sale, but most in April.
g. Blasting cap tin collection. A significant collection that has singles as well as original boxes full. Easily over 100 blasting cap tin boxes.
h. Mine bell signal signs and other mining enamel signs. A Collection you won’t want to forget. This collection has a wide variety of not only western mines, but international mine signs. The individual state mine bell signal signs are the clear highlight.
i. Mining equipment Patent models -three of them, nineteenth century
2. Antique Bottle Collections
a. Arizona Collection. A wide variety of medicines, sodas and milk bottles
b. Small Nevada Collection. The April sale has some rare Nevada items, with more coming in June.
c. Major Western Whiskey Flask Collection. This collection is slated for June.
d. Great Rarities of Western Whiskies. The April sale offers some outstanding rarities not usually seen at any auction gallery. These are sure to excite the advanced collectors.
e. Colorful antique bottles. It seems we always have submittals of beautiful antique bottles. We’ve got a section in every sale.
f. Leadville, Colorado Collection. A collection of medicines and soda bottles. This one is different – nearly every specimen is dead mint. Watch for the Colorado whiskies coming in June!
3. Postal History and Wells Fargo Express- a large collection of widely varied material. A section we always have, a popular colleting category.
4. Gold
a. Nuggets from Western Sites
b. High grade visible gold in ore specimens from major Nevada mining districts such as Austin and Tuscarora.
c. Jewelry and watches. A collection of pocket watches, gold and Native America jewelry. Diamond jewelry too.
5. Coins, Currency – Numismatics
a. Important 1860’s Unionville silver ingot, a discovery piece
b. Major Morgan Dollar Collection, including varieties
c. US coins, including gold
d. US $20 Gold Note, AU
e. Hundreds of US Proof and Mint sets
f. Fun US currency collectible lots
g. Rare So-Called dollars and gaming items
h. Tokens- great variety of national interest
6. Toys
a. Trains. HO sets, more than 60 engines
b. Hot Wheels. Hundreds of cars.
c. Military toy planes, boats, etc.
d. Original boxed models
7. Documents
a. Mining stocks, some great material
b. Rare western maps
c. V&T RR Document Collection- a beauty
d. Lots of other key pieces
8. Firearms- More than 100 antique firearms. A wide variety of collectible firearms including rarities.
9. Militaria. A nice collection of maybe 100+ pieces coming in June.
a. Swords. A couple dozen
b. Helmets. Dozens
10. Cowboy
a. Great spurs, including silver inlay Garcia
11. Western Research- Key books – a dozen rare western directories, etc.
More Coming In June or Later:
1. A great Western Antique Bottle Collection- considering having a sale in conjunction with the Reno Show in June.
2. Swords- Katana Collection, about 800 different, one of the best collections in America. Watch for an important separate auction!
3. More from the Great American Mining Collection, Carbide lamps, part 2; and Oil wick Lamps
4. The Appalachian Gold Belt Collection- America’s First Gold Discoveries, 1828- the finest collection of documents in private hands. Watch for a stand-alone sale here. We are negotiating venues now.
5. A special offering of mining properties in Colorado. The fee-simple patented claims are in a major gold district, where current exploration is just getting going. Some properties in this district have also produced great gold specimens for the collectors.


If you have collections that might fit into our upcoming sales, please be sure to contact us - we will be traveling to pick up collections for the next 2 months in California, Arizona, Montana and Colorado, with a possible trip to the New York-Boston area later in the year as well.
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Metal Sign by Stonehouse Signs1501 - Metal Sign by Stonehouse Signs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Denver. Danger timber raise. Black and red on white 10 x 14" excellent condition. No location info. State:Colorado City:Denver Date: ID...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*******g for (40.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 48.40
 
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Colorado State Mine Bell Signal Sign1502 - Colorado State Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This 17.5 x 36" sign probably pre-dates 1910. Old blue enamel with white. Numerous repairs throughout. A very attractive older (possibly first ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to G****d for (950.00 + 228.00) x 1 = 1,178.00
 
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Colorado Bureau of Mines Bell  Signals Sign1503 - Colorado Bureau of Mines Bell Signals Sign
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Ivory enamel with black lettering. 12 x 26 inches, excellent condition. 27 lines of instruction including "7 BELLS - DANGER." State:Col...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8***1 for (375.00 + 78.75) x 1 = 453.75
 
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Colorado Mine Bell Signal Sign on Cloth1504 - Colorado Mine Bell Signal Sign on Cloth
Holabird Western Americana Collections
John T Joyce, Commissioner of Mines. Made by Schwartz Printing Company, Denver. Circa 1917. 13 x 34". Framed. Shows some wear. State:Colorado ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***7 for (80.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 96.80
 
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Pair of Colorado Mine Bell Signal Signs1505 - Pair of Colorado Mine Bell Signal Signs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Goes to the 35th level. White paper, circa 1973. A matched pair in white frame frames. 14 x 28". State:Colorado City: Date: ID#45952
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to J**********a for (80.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 96.80
 
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White Metal Sign1506 - White Metal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No riding this hoist for personnel. 12 x 15". Black on reflective yellow surface, thick metal. Used and collected in Colorado. Nice condition....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******g for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Danger Open Grizzly Sign1507 - Danger Open Grizzly Sign
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Metal sign. Danger open grizzly. 10 x 14". Red black-and-white on metal. Excellent condition. Collected and used in Colorado. State:Colorado ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (170.00 + 35.70) x 1 = 205.70
 
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Blasting Metal Sign1508 - Blasting Metal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blasting times shows day and night shift blasting times. Stonehouse Signs, Denver. 10 x 14". Red and white on metal. Excellent condition. Colle...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****3 for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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Group of Five Underground Mine Signs1509 - Group of Five Underground Mine Signs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two 7 x 14" "this way out". One "man way up. Same size. Two emergency exit signs 4 x 24", five Stonehouse Signs, Denver. Co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (85.00 + 17.85) x 1 = 102.85
 
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Three Metal Mine Signs1510 - Three Metal Mine Signs
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A) all injuries must be reported by Stonehouse Signs Denver, 10 x 14". B) do not pass left crossbar Black on yellow 8 x 14" enamel. C. eme...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Notice To Employees Mining Sign1511 - Notice To Employees Mining Sign
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Blue enamel with white lettering: "NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES - all lights in this building are to be kept turned off when not needed for working. / ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to 9***7 for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Ropes Shaft Signal Sign1512 - Ropes Shaft Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White enamel with black lettering. 14 x 20 inches. Listing Command Bells and Call Bells (for station identification). A gold mine north of Ishpeming.
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Please Wipe Your Feet Sign1513 - Please Wipe Your Feet Sign
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From the Power Company of Joplin Missouri. White letters on blue enamel. 11 x 4 1/2 inches "Please Wipe Your Feet / before entering this buildi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to M*********n for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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Montana Mine Bell Signal Sign1514 - Montana Mine Bell Signal Sign
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Thick paper. Framed. Montana Hardware Company. They were the distributors for the Anaconda Mining Company at Butte. Goes to 50 levels. 13 x 37"...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Gold Hill Code of Mine Signals1515 - Gold Hill Code of Mine Signals
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Two fabric posters with State of Nevada Code of Mine Signals from Gold Hill, date from mine inspector. State:Nevada City:Gold Hill Date: ID#468
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****3 for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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Mine Bell Signal Sign1516 - Mine Bell Signal Sign
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Nevada Mine Bell Signal Sign. Goes to the 15th level. AJ Stinson inspector of mines, state printing office. Stinson was Inspector of Mines from roughl
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****H for (75.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 93.00
 
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“Man Hoist Signals” Sign1517 - “Man Hoist Signals” Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Stonehouse sign, Denver. “Prepared for the Warren Foundry and Pipe Corporation”. Goes to the 25 loading pocket level. White and black paint on tin. 14
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Estimates : 400.00 - 900.00
Sold to 9***7 for (200.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 242.00
 
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Two Identical Size White Enamel SIgns1518 - Two Identical Size White Enamel SIgns
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One for the shaft and the other with an arrow pointing to the direction of the shaft 6.5 x 14" each. This pair came from the Sterling Hill Mine...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******1 for (85.00 + 17.85) x 1 = 102.85
 
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Three Mining Signs1519 - Three Mining Signs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three: 1) White lettering on red enamel, 10 x 7 inches. "Emergency / To Stop Hoist / Pull Red Handle." From Sterling Hill, New Jers...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******g for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Elektrika DANGER sign1520 - Elektrika DANGER sign
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White lettering on red enamel, 6 x 12 inches. "Elektrika / DANGER / Nebespecne / Veszely / Peligro / N.J. Z. Co. Safety com." New Jersey Z...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to W******2 for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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Hoist Signaling Code Mining Sign1521 - Hoist Signaling Code Mining Sign
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"New Mexico Hoist Signaling Code / For All Mines Other Than Coal Mines" Three sections of instruction: code used in all mines, Station Si...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8***1 for (375.00 + 78.75) x 1 = 453.75
 
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New Mexico Hoist Signaling Code Sign1522 - New Mexico Hoist Signaling Code Sign
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White enamel with black lettering. 14 x 20 inches. "1 bell - stop immediately if in motion." State:New Mexico City: Date: ID#46810
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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New York Mine Bell Signal Sign1523 - New York Mine Bell Signal Sign
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This c1935 sign is 12 x 33". It is white metal and in mint condition. It is identified as the Republic Steel Corporation which worked the Adiro...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to G****d for (325.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 403.00
 
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Lakeshore Mines Limited, Mineville Signal Sign1524 - Lakeshore Mines Limited, Mineville Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue and white enamel. No maker shown. Rust on long edges. Shows levels down to the 3950 - level plus the number five pocket (probably a production st
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to f******8 for (550.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 682.00
 
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Code of Signals Sign1525 - Code of Signals Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Pennsylvania Bituminous Code on a blue enameled sign with white lettering. 14 x 20 inches. "In All Shafts and Slopes where persons, coal a...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 9***7 for (550.00 + 115.50) x 1 = 665.50
 
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Three Safety Signs1526 - Three Safety Signs
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A) safety first, all injuries no matter how slight must be reported to foreman 10 x 14", green and black on white, tan. [US Steel, Maple Hill M...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (80.00 + 19.20) x 1 = 99.20
 
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U.S. Steel Danger Sign1527 - U.S. Steel Danger Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Danger / Deep Pits / No Trespassing / U.S. Steel Corp." 20 x 14 inches, metal. State:Pennsylvania City: Date: ID#45465
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to c*********p for (75.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 93.00
 
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Homestake, South Dakota Mine Bell Signal Sign1528 - Homestake, South Dakota Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ross Shaft Signal Bells. Possibly a Stonehouse sign. It is dark blue enamel with white. No maker, No date. 48 x 19.5". Generally mint. The Ross...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to S*****3 for (475.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 589.00
 
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Yates Shaft Mine Bell Signal Sign1529 - Yates Shaft Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Homestake Mine, South Dakota. Choice old blue enamel with white lettering. 20 x 38". Dead mint. Goes to the 5000 foot level. This is one of the...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to G****d for (650.00 + 156.00) x 1 = 806.00
 
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Mine Bell Signal Sign1530 - Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
For the No. 5 shaft, possibly the Homestake mine 10" x 16" green and black on white metal excellent condition. The #5 shaft was sunk to th...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (95.00 + 22.80) x 1 = 117.80
 
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Utah State Mine Bell Signal Sign1531 - Utah State Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Baby blue and white on tin. 12 x 36". Goes to the fourth level. Circa 1930. State:Utah City: Date:c1930 ID#45927
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to y**********j for (375.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 465.00
 
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Bright Red Mine Bell Signal Sign1532 - Bright Red Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful Mine Bell Signal Sign with two extra hoes near the center and very little edge damage. This sign was used at the Austinville Mine in Austi
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 9***7 for (425.00 + 89.25) x 1 = 514.25
 
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Buckskin Mine Sign1533 - Buckskin Mine Sign
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Black lettering on white enamel, 12 x 6 inches. "Permit Boundary / Buckskin Mine." Buckskin Mining Company is located 10 miles north of Gi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******g for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Mine Bill Signal Sign for the Zinc Corporation Limited1534 - Mine Bill Signal Sign for the Zinc Corporation Limited
Holabird Western Americana Collections
16 x 44". Made by A. Simpson and Co., Adelaide. A choice Australian Mine Bell Signal Sign. White and black enamel. Numerous repairs throughout...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m********y for (300.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 363.00
 
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Broken Hill South Junction Shaft Sign1535 - Broken Hill South Junction Shaft Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White enameled with black lettering; "Broken Hill South Limited / (Incorporated in the State of Victoria) / Junction Shaft / The maximum number...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Belleterre, Quebec Mine Bell Signal Sign1536 - Belleterre, Quebec Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Mine Bell Signal Sign is in English and French. It was made by a GSW Screen process. White enamel with black lettering. Excellent condition. 14 x
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to J**********a for (90.00 + 18.90) x 1 = 108.90
 
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Lakeshore Mines Limited Mine Bell Signal Sign1537 - Lakeshore Mines Limited Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue enamel, just some rusty damage. Goes up to the 15th level. Discusses the mining act of Ontario. All in English. 18 x 36". Circa 1910 to 19...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 900.00
Sold to f******8 for (500.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 620.00
 
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Canadian Mine Bell Signal Sign1538 - Canadian Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
For the East Malartic Mines, Limited. Barnat Shaft. 16 x 26". In 1939, the Town of Malartic was incorporated under the auspices of the Quebec M...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*********p for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Siscoe Metals Ltd. Telephone Directory Sign1539 - Siscoe Metals Ltd. Telephone Directory Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue enamel sign, 10 x 20 inches. Pump house: 3 long Captain's Office: 2 long. Seventeen different rings for various depth levels on the mine. ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to y**********j for (170.00 + 40.80) x 1 = 210.80
 
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Standard Signals Sign1540 - Standard Signals Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White enameled with blue printing, from the Districts of Thunder Bay and Rainy River: the code of signals required by The Ontario Mining Act. Levels
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Underground Phone Call Sign1541 - Underground Phone Call Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the McIntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd. comes this white enamel sign with blue lettering. Pictured is the hand crank telephone and the button attached.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9***7 for (425.00 + 89.25) x 1 = 514.25
 
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Czech Mining Sign1542 - Czech Mining Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Blue lettering on white enamel. Seven lines of signals for seven instructions.(in Czech): 1x= STOP. Other instructions are: DOWN, IT IS GOING UP, GO
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to n********w.. for (40.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 48.40
 
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"Missed Shots Keep Out" Enamel Sign1543 - "Missed Shots Keep Out" Enamel Sign
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Black white red enamel sign, “missed shots keep out”. 10 x 14", excellent condition. State: City: Date: ID#43927
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8***1 for (160.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 193.60
 
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Two Mine Signs, One Enamel, One Paint-on Tin1544 - Two Mine Signs, One Enamel, One Paint-on Tin
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Danger old workings. Danger don't stand near shaft. Both 10 x 14 in excellent condition. Location used, unknown. State: City: Date: ID#4...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (120.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 145.20
 
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Red on White "Danger" Sign1545 - Red on White "Danger" Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Enamel sign, red on white. 5 x 10". Danger do not operate this hoist until released by phone. Men working in shaft or headframe. Near mint, a b...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (70.00 + 14.70) x 1 = 84.70
 
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Two Signs for Mine Surface Operations1546 - Two Signs for Mine Surface Operations
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Danger hook cable when not in use, red white black paint on metal. Danger nightstand under crane load red white black and white. 10 x 14" 10 x ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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"Beware, Danger Open Mine Workings" Sign1547 - "Beware, Danger Open Mine Workings" Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
“Beware, danger open mine workings” sign by ANW screen process company. 7x5 inches, white enamel with black and red. Damaged edges. Cute. State: C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*********r for (75.00 + 15.75) x 1 = 90.75
 
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Large Enamel Sign, "Danger No Open Lights"1548 - Large Enamel Sign, "Danger No Open Lights"
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14 x 20", some damage. Obviously meant for a coal mine. State: City: Date: ID#43935
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Three Safety First Signs1549 - Three Safety First Signs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Safety first hardhat area by Ready-made Sign Co., Safety first do not use as a toilet; Safety first. All three signs the same size 7 x 10". Two...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to J**********a for (80.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 96.80
 
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Mine Bell Signal Sign1550 - Mine Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 x 12". Shows Bell signals for the 1300 to 1960 level. Black-and-white on tin. Excellent condition. Site used is unknown. State: City: ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to J**********a for (40.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 48.40
 
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"Danger No Smoking Matches or Open Lights"1551 - "Danger No Smoking Matches or Open Lights"
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large metal sign. Danger no smoking matches or open lights. Black white and red on 10 14 x 20", spots. Classic . Unknown use location. State: ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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"Danger Not Enough Room" Sign1552 - "Danger Not Enough Room" Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large metal sign. Black red and white on metal. Danger not room enough here to clear man on side of car. Excellent condition. 14 x 20". No loca...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f*****E for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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"Danger Do Not Walk Under Chute" Sign1553 - "Danger Do Not Walk Under Chute" Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large metal sign. Danger do not walk under chute. 14 x 20". Black red white on tin. No location data. Good condition. State: City: Date: ...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (70.00 + 14.70) x 1 = 84.70
 
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"Examine Your Working Place" Sign1554 - "Examine Your Working Place" Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large metal sign. Green and black on white, on metal. “Be careful examine your working place well before starting the work.” 14 x 20". No locat...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Mine Signs1555 - Two Mine Signs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) stay 15 feet away from shaft. 9 x 20” inches. B) white enamel, ventilation department 3.5 x 17". No location data. State: City: Date: ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v******s for (90.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 111.60
 
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Standard level Signals Sign1556 - Standard level Signals Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This appears to be a pre-1900 brass stencil for a Mine Bell Signal Sign. As such, it is the only one we have seen and thus is important. This goes to
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to b*******g for (190.00 + 39.90) x 1 = 229.90
 
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Rare Pocket Bell Signal Sign1557 - Rare Pocket Bell Signal Sign
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This rare sign was to notify changes in pockets, chair signals and cage changes. White paint on tin. 1 x 18". State: City: Date: ID#45379
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to J**********a for (90.00 + 18.90) x 1 = 108.90
 
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Mine Signals Sign1558 - Mine Signals Sign
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Orange sign with black paint. Danger: 9 bells and 12 other bell signals. Some graffiti between the painted lines: "Langis laid off 13 men in 68...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to v******s for (120.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 148.80
 
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Emergency Signal Sign1559 - Emergency Signal Sign
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Red lettering on white enamel, 19 x 12 inch metal sign. "Emergency Signal / 9 bells / followed by the / level signal". State: City: ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*******g for (65.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 78.65
 
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Danger Explosives Sign1560 - Danger Explosives Sign
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Red sign with white lettering: "Danger / Explosives / No smoking / within 25 ft." 20 x 14 inches. State: City: Date: ID#45468
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******g for (120.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 145.20
 
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Mine Signals Sign1561 - Mine Signals Sign
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White enameled sign with blue lettering except for the Danger Signal (9 BELLS) which is in RED. 22 different signals, made by the Safety Supply Co.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8*****H for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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EXPLOSIVES Mining Sign1562 - EXPLOSIVES Mining Sign
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Red paint on white metal: "EXPLOSIVES A" 30 x 10 inches. Rust spot in the "O" and at corners. State: City: Date: ID#45478
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to g****v for (40.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 48.40
 
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“Open Shaft” White and Red Enamel Sign1563 - “Open Shaft” White and Red Enamel Sign
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Shows professional repairs. 9 inches tall 36 inches long. Made by the Baltimore Enamel Company located 20 5th Ave., New York (1898-c1941), circa 1930.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******g for (150.00 + 31.50) x 1 = 181.50
 
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"Shaft Way" Sign1564 - "Shaft Way" Sign
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Red and white paint on tin. Made by Ready-Made Sign Company of New York. 10 x 24". Circa 1940. State: City: Date:c1940 ID#45931
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to J**********a for (40.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 48.40
 
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Large Mine Bell Signal Sign1565 - Large Mine Bell Signal Sign
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Blue and white on tin. 18 x 62". Shows six lines of bell code at the top, with levels down to 7700 feet. A few scratches here and there. Genera...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to J**********a for (200.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 242.00
 
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Large Mine Bell Signal Sign1566 - Large Mine Bell Signal Sign
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18 x 54.5". Four lines of bell code at the top, instead of six lines of bell code as found on the longer sign of the same design. Shows levels ...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to f******8 for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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Ore Hoist Signal Sign1567 - Ore Hoist Signal Sign
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Thick yellow paper. Made by Warren Foundry and Pipe Corporation. 14 x 28", framed. Circa 1950s. State: City: Date: ID#45947
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****H for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Unusual Thick Paper Mine Bell Signal Sign1568 - Unusual Thick Paper Mine Bell Signal Sign
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At the top is the word “Collar”, probably indicating a signal sign at the collar, or the top, of the producing shaft. Goes to the fifth level. No mine
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g****v for (60.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 72.60
 
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Mine bell Signal Sign Distributed by OSHA1569 - Mine bell Signal Sign Distributed by OSHA
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Bright orange paper, framed, 23 x 13.5". 1986. State: City: Date:1986 ID#45956
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to f******8 for (30.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 37.20
 
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Mine Bell Signal Sign "Standard Level Signals"1570 - Mine Bell Signal Sign "Standard Level Signals"
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A brass stencil template. "Standard level signals”. Shows levels of 125 to 5375 and so on down to 1750 feet. Unknown origin. Estimate 1900. S...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to J**********a for (160.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 193.60
 
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Two Red, Black and White Metal Signs1571 - Two Red, Black and White Metal Signs
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Don't stand near shaft. Men working in shaft. 14 x 10", 10 x 7". These are classic catalog signs (such as Stonehouse), but we do not k...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to M*********n for (35.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 43.40
 
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White Enamel Mine Bell Signal Sign1572 - White Enamel Mine Bell Signal Sign
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The sign was unique to the mine showing only the 500 600 and 700 levels. 12 inches wide 15 inches tall only two blemishes. Knight sign. State: Ci
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*********r for (120.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 145.20
 
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Cage Capacity Mining Sign1573 - Cage Capacity Mining Sign
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Red lettering on white enamel, 24 x 18 inches. "Cage Capacity / Persons 36 per deck total 72 / Weight Inside 13,000# / Weight suspended 50,000#...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to v******s for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Danger Abandoned Mine Sign1574 - Danger Abandoned Mine Sign
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Red lettering on white enamel, 28 x 22 inches. "Danger / Abandoned / Mine / Keep Out." State: City: Date: ID#46812
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***6 for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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Warning Dangerous Cargo Sign1575 - Warning Dangerous Cargo Sign
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Black lettering on white enamel, 36 x 24. "Warning / Dangerous Cargo / No Visitors / No Smoking / No Open Lights." State: City: Date:...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Blasting Warning Sign1576 - Blasting Warning Sign
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Black lettering on yellow enamel, 14 x 8 inches. Two grommet holes. "WARNING / Do Not Pass Last Cross Bar / Without Setting Safety Post / stand...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****r for (35.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 43.40
 
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Emergency Signal Sign1577 - Emergency Signal Sign
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White enamel with red lettering, 19 x 12 inches. Four grommet holes for hanging. "Emergency Signal / 9 Bells / followed by the / Level Signal.&...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kerr-Addison Gold Mines Shaft Sign1578 - Kerr-Addison Gold Mines Shaft Sign
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Two part sign, white enamel with black lettering. Upper sign is 14 x 24 inches, with six grommet holes for hanging. "Signals for No. 3 Shaft&qu...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Danger High Voltage Sign1579 - Danger High Voltage Sign
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White lettering on red enamel, 9 x 12 inches. "Danger / High Voltage / Cottrell / Electrical Precipitator / Western Precipitation Corp. / Los A...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*******5 for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
 
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Altona Gravel Mining Company Stock Certificate1580 - Altona Gravel Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Aura Hill, Grass Valley stock certificate #20 for 200 shares to CW Boynton in 1870. Signed by David Wilder and Lewis Reese Jr. This would later become
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Spaulding Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate1581 - Spaulding Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate
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Rare Bodie stock. Incorporated November 17, 1877. No. 2161, issued for 100 shares to R.R. de Coursy, Trustee on February 14th, 1881. Signed by Redding
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r********5 for (600.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 744.00
 
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Natomas Company of California Stocks1582 - Natomas Company of California Stocks
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Natomas Company of California book of unissued stocks. The first 24 were evidently issued. Next number is P4725. Gold mining company. Hardbound cover
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The Giant Powder Company Stock Certificate1583 - The Giant Powder Company Stock Certificate
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Number 10,400 for 49 shares to RH Rennie in 1915. Hole cancelled. Located in Giant Station. The Giant Powder Company was the first company in America
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Crescent Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate from Mammoth, Mono County1583A - Crescent Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate from Mammoth, Mono County
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Unique Mammoth stock certificate. Only known stock certificate for this town. This hard to find, early stock certificate is number 39 for 100 shares t
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Eureka Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate1584 - Eureka Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Number 279 for 25 shares to John Farrell in 1866. Signed by Thomas Mooney and George (?). 25c US Revenue Stamp. Rare and hard to find stock certificat
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Estimates : 40.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8***1 for (325.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 393.25
 
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Pittsburg-Liberty Mining and Milling Co. Stock Certificate, Masonic, Mono County.1585 - Pittsburg-Liberty Mining and Milling Co. Stock Certificate, Masonic, Mono County.
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Certificate no. 443 issued to S.M. Smith for 250 shares on August 1st 1908. It is signed by John S. Phillips president and W.R. Harrison secretary. I
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*********1 for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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Camp Bird Limited Stock Certificates1586 - Camp Bird Limited Stock Certificates
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Lot of three. 1) The earliest is dated 1911. Stocks from 898019 to 898040 (out of 1,100,000). In English and French. 14 coupons still attaced, 2) 193
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Gold Dirt & Gold Medal Mining Cos. Stock Certificate1587 - Gold Dirt & Gold Medal Mining Cos. Stock Certificate
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Three stock certificates and correspondence concerning The Gold Dirt Mining Company and The Gold Medal Mining Company. Circa 1920s. State:Colorado
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (70.00 + 14.70) x 1 = 84.70
 
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The Snowdrift Silver Mining and Reduction Company, Limited1588 - The Snowdrift Silver Mining and Reduction Company, Limited
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This is the second time we have seen this stock certificate (mortgage debenture) in 40 years. English Mortgage Debenture. To Frederick Connon of Scars
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Pottsville & Colorado Gold & Silver Mining Company1589 - Pottsville & Colorado Gold & Silver Mining Company
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Number 278 for 50 shares to fanny Farquhar(?). Has the famous dog guarding the gold bars pictorial. Signed by James Conner per CH Tyson and PW Sheaper
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 1*****c for (80.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 96.80
 
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The Snowdrift Silver Mining and Reduction Company, Limited1590 - The Snowdrift Silver Mining and Reduction Company, Limited
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This is the second time we have seen this stock certificate (mortgage debenture) in 40 years. English Mortgage Debenture. To Colonel Frederick Connon
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Early Reliance Gold and Silver Mining Company1591 - Early Reliance Gold and Silver Mining Company
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Number 77 for $100. Signed by president FE Tucker and secretary (?). 17 coupons still attached. Light staining. Edges are slightly frayed. State:Colo
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 1*****c for (65.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 78.65
 
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Camp Bird Limited Stock Certificates1592 - Camp Bird Limited Stock Certificates
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Seven total. Two light green 1935, four light blue 1935, and one white 1956. Camp Bird Limited was incorporated 8 September 1900. Its principal busine
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two Colorado Mining Stock Certificates1593 - Two Colorado Mining Stock Certificates
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1) Number 298 for 50 shares to fanny Farquhar(?). Has the famous dog guarding the gold bars pictorial. Signed by James Conner per CH Tyson and PW Shea
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Silver Cycle Mining Archive1594 - Silver Cycle Mining Archive
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Four stock certificates: two from the Silver Cycle Mining Company, two from Gold Valley Mining Company. Also letters pertaining to the mines. State:
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UNLISTED Fort Scott Coal & Mining Company of Kansas1595 - UNLISTED Fort Scott Coal & Mining Company of Kansas
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Unlisted in Castenholtz. Number 198. Vignettes of underground mining and what looks like a capitol building. Eagle imprinted in middle. Revenue imprin
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to w**********r for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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Bullfrog Gold Center Water and Mills, LTD. Stock Certificate1596 - Bullfrog Gold Center Water and Mills, LTD. Stock Certificate
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Incorporated under the Non-assessable Laws of the Territory of Arizona, 1906; No. 584 issued April 10, 1909 to Katherine L. Cornman for 250 shares; si
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to r********5 for (80.00 + 19.20) x 1 = 99.20
 
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Fairview Galena King Mining Company Stock Certificate1597 - Fairview Galena King Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Number 64 for 500 shares to JO Entrekin in 1906. Signed by JC Rpyle and (?). Issued when Fairview was a going concern. One hundred year later that onl
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8***1 for (60.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 72.60
 
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Nevada Hills Mining Company Specimen Stock Certificate1598 - Nevada Hills Mining Company Specimen Stock Certificate
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The Nevada Hills Mine was the largest producer in this very active Nevada mining camp. The specimen has holed cancelled at the names. State:Nevada
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*****E for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Bronco Manhattan Mining Company Stock Certificate1599 - Bronco Manhattan Mining Company Stock Certificate
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Number 1286 for 1000 shares to EE Stansbury. Signed by WW Keith and James Quillard(?). Three small vignettes. Cancelled by stamp. Near perfect conditi
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (35.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 43.40
 
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