Spring Americana Auction -- May 2019

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2019 Sale!

This sale spans 5 days with 4,000 lots in nearly 20 collecting categories.

HIGHLIGHTS

*KEN PRAG STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION: This sale continues our sale of the Ken Prag American Stock Certificate Collection that we started offering back in 2014. This sale includes more great Western mining and railroad rarities including Alaska, Colorado, Nevada Territory, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Montana; early automobile and aviation; and non-mining or railroad pieces (such as hotels, banks, clubs, etc).

*COLORADO TERRITORY COLLECTION: We have received what we believe to be the finest Colorado Territory stock certificate collection in existence. Over 40 pieces are from the 1860s period! This private collection nicely compliments the Ken Prag Collection and also contains fabulous Colorado railroad rarities. For many of these pieces, we could find no record of them ever being offered at auction!

*ANTIQUE MARBLES: Nearly 200 lots with single rarities and larger groups of turn-of-the-century or before marbles, including figural sulphides, hand-painted clay marbles, colorful swirls, and more!

*NUMISMATICS: US & foreign gold coins & ephemera including a fabulous 19th-century silver coin belt plus two gigantic bullion scales from the Philadelphia Mint.

*TOKENS: Continuing the fabulous offering in our March token auction, this section features US & foreign brothel tokens.

*SPORTS: Three different baseball collections including rare autographs, cards, and other sports ephemera.

*POSTCARDS: Tens of thousands of postcards are featured in this auction from two key collections: the Native American Postcard Collection and the Salvatore Falcone Postcard Collection. Many real photo rarities plus larger groups, c.1906-1960s.

*GENERAL AMERICANA: Rare books, firefighting ephemera, World Fair & expositions, a Hawaii Collection (Ken Prag), rare Nevada ephemera from a prominent collection, and much more!

*WELLS FARGO & POSTAL HISTORY: Rare exchanges and checks, enameled signs, plus a fabulous Nevada Wells Fargo cover collection including great full cover advertising rarities such as Ophir and Star City!

MINING: Ephemera (maps, photos, books) and rare mining stocks from the Ken Prag Collection and the Colorado Territory Collection, plus a Minerals & Ore section that features an old high-grade collection out of the Tonopah area. Also a very rare original Virginia City Assayer's sign.

NATIVE AMERICANA & COWBOY: In addition to the fabulous Native American postcards, this section also has jewelry, baskets, and other collectibles.

BARGAINS & DEALER SPECIALS: Our entire 5th day is dedicated to this category of both large groupings ideal for resale or lower priced entry-level collectibles, spanning nearly ever collecting category in the rest of our sale.


Full Auction Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1839)
General Americana (1000-1467)
Assorted (Books, Fire, Postal History, Expo.) (1000-1083)
Geographical Sort (1084-1467)
Numismatics (1468-1574)
Books & Checks (1468-1481)
Coins (1482-1553)
Currency, Ingots, Medals, Scales (1554-1574)
Mining Part I (1575-1839)
Mining Artifacts & Books (1575-1604)
Stocks & Ephemera: ALASKA-CALIFORNIA (1605-1839)

Day 2, Friday, May 17th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2838)
Mining Part II (2000-2838)
Stocks & Ephemera: COLORADO-WYOMING

Day 3, Saturday, May 18th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3784)
Transportation (3000-3543)
Airplane (3000-3146)
Automobile (3147-3198)
Steamer & Railroad (3199-3543)
Wells Fargo & Express (3544-3591)
Tokens (3592-3784)
US & Foreign Brothel (3592-3729)
Geographical Sort (3730-3784)

Day 4, Sunday, May 19th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4774)
Sports Collectibles (4000-4227)
Jewelry (4228-4236)
Furniture (4237-4244)
Art (4245-4299)
Native Americana (4300-4408)
Textiles (4409-4456)
Marbles (4457-4565)
Bottles (4566-4594)
Cowboy (4595-4627)
Firearms & Weaponry (4628-4652)
Entertainment (4653-4666)
Gaming (4667-4676)
Military (4678-4687)
Minerals (4688-4774)


Day 5, Monday, May 20th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5899)
Bargains & Dealer Specials (5000-5899)
General Americana feat. Postcards & Ephemera (5000-5451)
Mining (5452-5657)
Railroad (5658-5765)
Airplane & Automobile (5766-5827)
Tokens (5828-5868)
Numismatics (5869-5899)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Five Newspaper Pieces  (102823)5840 - Five Newspaper Pieces (102823)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
San Francisco Chronical (2), The Call Bulletin (2), pinback from the Examiner. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to m******0 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Five Pinback's   (85463)5841 - Five Pinback's (85463)
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Humanity Legion (2), Bethlemen Steel, Laguna Honda, American Medical. Date: c1930, 40's City/County: San Francisco State: California
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Free Lap Dance  (85454)5842 - Free Lap Dance (85454)
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O'Farrell Theatre Good For One Free Lap Dance Token. Bright blue plastic Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Golden Gate Bridge  (102825)5843 - Golden Gate Bridge (102825)
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Ten Inaugural Golden Gate Bridge souvenir pieces Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********t.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Good Luck & You Pay  (102818)5844 - Good Luck & You Pay (102818)
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two good luck tokens and two You Pay spinners Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to b********t.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Healey Tibbits Construction Co.  (85416)5845 - Healey Tibbits Construction Co. (85416)
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Paymaster ID check # 459 token. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Naval Shipyard Navyday  (85413)5846 - Naval Shipyard Navyday (85413)
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Three Naval Shipyard Navyday, Kappen 4325, plus four California Expo Jubilee tokens. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*******3 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Newspaper Tokens  (101695)5847 - Newspaper Tokens (101695)
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Lot of three: Blackface Index / Herald Examiner Classified Ads; two Call-Bulletin Carriers Merchandise Token; Good For 10 cents. . Salvatore Falcone
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Nine Misc. Listed California Tokens  (102828)5848 - Nine Misc. Listed California Tokens (102828)
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Owl Billiards, Richmond Bakery (3), Columbia Billiard Parlor, Oyster Loaf, Starr King School, Golden State Milk, Fremont School Milk. Date: City/C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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NineEquipment Tags  (102827)5849 - NineEquipment Tags (102827)
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Martin Safe, Bechtel (4), S F Longshore (2), T W A, Our House. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Nineteen Amusement & Slot Machine Tokens  (85418)5850 - Nineteen Amusement & Slot Machine Tokens (85418)
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All but 5 are Kappen listed. Club Aristocrat, Bacigalupi's, National Piano, Royal Novelty, Playland at the Beach to name a few. Date: City/C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold to D*****5 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Santa Fe San Francisco Chief Train  (85447)5851 - Santa Fe San Francisco Chief Train (85447)
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Five pieces celebrating Inaugural trip of train. Date: 19881 City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to c********r.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Seven Store Cards  (85448)5852 - Seven Store Cards (85448)
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Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Lucas Detective Agency ,N J Hyman, Fisherman's Wharf, The Werthe Merch. co., J B Schrodier, and an Oriental piece. Da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to e***t for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Seventeen piece token collection  (102819)5853 - Seventeen piece token collection (102819)
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Nice starter collection of tokens including banks, convention, return postage, promotion, and love tokens. Date: City/County: San Francisco S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to c********l for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Ten Bank Fobs  (85461)5854 - Ten Bank Fobs (85461)
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Bank of California, Savings Union Bank & Trust (2), Crocker First National, Eureka Federal Savings (3), Bank of Canton (3). Date: City/Count...
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Start Price : 29.00 | Estimates : 58.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Ten Piece Civic Collection  (85415)5855 - Ten Piece Civic Collection (85415)
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Dollar size tokens of Gaolden Gate Bridge, Northrup Aircraft, Mission Bay Golf Center, Bank of America, Cable Car Seal, others. Date: City/County
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Ten Pocket Fobs  (85462)5856 - Ten Pocket Fobs (85462)
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Ten assorted pocket fob collection. Golden Gate Bridge, Reno's, Granat Bros., Willig Bros., Sam's Lane Club plus others. Date: City/Cou...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Trans-Bay Tube  (85446)5857 - Trans-Bay Tube (85446)
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Five pieces celebrating the lowering of the last section of the World's longest underwater transit tube Date: 25296 City/County: San Francis...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to b*******n for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Turk Murphy Jazz Band  (85451)5858 - Turk Murphy Jazz Band (85451)
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Eight admit one to Dinning & Dancing tokens to Turk Murphy Jazz Band Magic Cellar featuring Earthquake McGoon. Date: City/County: San Fran...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Union League Hotel  (85457)5859 - Union League Hotel (85457)
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Two tokens. Union League Hotel, & S F Coop Employ Bureau. Both listed. Date: City/County: San Francisco State: California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to b********t.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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