The Big Bonanza Auction: Mining, Philatelic, Numismatics, Americana (March 2023)

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Welcome to The Big Bonanza Auction!
 
This is our first live sale since the world-record breaking second (and final) SS Central America Shipwreck Artifacts Auction, which took place on March 4th & 5th, 2023. Virtual catalogs for the SSCA sales are still available on our website and include numerous research essays and articles. We’d sincerely like to thank all who participated and contributed to these historic two auctions!
 
Out of the ocean and back onto land, we’re pleased to present the phenomenal Big Bonanza Auction! This is a 4-day sale encompassing over 2,000 lots in over a dozen collecting categories.
 
Since this auction features Part I of the best Comstock mining collection ever to hit the market, we chose an auction name that honors the “Big Bonanza” ore discovery of 1873 in Virginia City, Nevada!
 
In addition to the Comstock collection, this sale is supplemented by rarities from the Gary Bracken Collection; the Jim & Barbara Sherman Private Western Mining Museum Collection; the Joe Elcano Nevada Collection; the Chunlin Zhu Mineral Collection; as well as others.
 
HIGHLIGHTS
 
*The Comstock Collection, Part I*
We’re honored to have been chosen to sell this lifetime Nevada and Comstock Collection. This collection will be sold in multiple parts. Part I, in this sale, focuses on mining stock certificates, ore specimens, ephemera, and publications. Each of these groups includes spectacular items!
 
Within the group of ephemera are pieces dating back to very beginning of the Comstock mining rush. This includes an 1859 mining deed for the Ophir claim, signed by Judge Walsh and mentioning the original discovers. We’re calling this the “Comstock Founding Fathers” mining deed (Lot 4204), and it is truly worthy of the most advanced private or institutional collection. Or see the 1860 illustrated “Wash-Oh!” lettersheet (Lot 4205) with a spectacular cartoon highlighting the dangers of mining stock speculation! Or an 1859 letter (Lot 4206) mentioning some of the first ore Comstock assays!
 
This collection also features hundreds of Comstock checks with great rarities, revenue types, and key autographs represented. Included in this group is the Chollar-Potosi RN check with violet stamp (Lot 4151), the rarest of all Nevada revenue checks!
 
The ore collection includes high grade gold and silver specimens from key Comstock mines, including the Crown Point, Chollar, California, Gould & Curry, Hale & Norcross, and Ophir. Many are from the famous Gottschalk Ore Collection, with original labels.
 
The stock certificate section is phenomenal, with key autograph pieces and dozens of territorial pieces including perhaps the earliest Comstock mining stock ever issued! It also features 1870s-80s stocks from the key major mines, which can sometimes be even rarer than territorial pieces.
 
Part I will grab the attention of the Comstock and Nevada mining collecting community worldwide. And stay tuned for more items from this collection in different categories coming up in future sales!
 
*The Gary Bracken Collection, Part V*
We’re thrilled to offer more great collectibles from the lifetime collection of Oklahoma lawyer Gary Bracken. This auction features a large Philatelic offering, including US and foreign covers and lettersheets, ultra rare stamps, and express covers. Also from the Bracken Collection: rare items from the famous 101 Ranch including a beaded gun belt (Lot 4017) and original advertising posters; a Buffalo Bill CDV (Lot 4020); Colorado bottles, stocks, and ephemera including a fantastic Baby Doe Tabor Archive (Lot 1238); Native American pottery, and more.
 
*The Jim & Barbara Sherman Private Western Mining Museum Collection*
A new round of rarities from this fantastic Arizona collection. This sale includes: artifacts from Western forts in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming; rare 19th-century ammunition and antique firearms incl. a Confederate revolver and Winchester rifles; and Civil War militaria.
 
*Railroadiana*
A brand new batch of railroad and steamer passes from a private collection. Many feature great vignettes. These are always a huge hit with our collectors; this is a robust collecting community! A key piece is a Central Pacific pass signed by Collis P. Huntington (Lot 1009), one of the “Big Four.” And if you have a collection of passes you’re ready to sell, please consider our auction house; we’re setting records!
 
*Numismatics*
This section includes a new group of very rare Nevada national banknotes (Elko, Ely, Reno); liberty war bonds; US gold coins and coin collections; California and Nevada medals; and more.

*American Bank Note Co. (& Other Engravers) Printers Plate Collection*
The start of a major offering, this sale features rare printers plates from the American Bank Note Company and other engravers. These plates were used for currency and stocks/bonds. Plates are lotted in both the Stock & Currency Sections in the catalog. This collection has not come to market before and should generate huge excitement with our numismatic & stock collectors!
 
*Native Americana*
The Native Americana section in this sale is strong! In addition to pottery from the Bracken Collection, this section has arrowheads, beadwork and clothing, Sioux peace pipes, cradleboards, and jewelry.
 
*Mining & Minerals*
This category is dominated by the previously-mentioned Comstock Collection, but also includes California assay ephemera, mining documents from Colorado and Montana, mineral and fossil specimens from the Chunlin Zhu Collection, and mining artifacts.
 
*General Americana*
A nice group of ephemera from Western states (particularly California, Colorado, Montana, and Nevada) incl. rare West Coast directories and Gold Rush checks & exchanges; plus sub-categories such as art, jewelry, gaming, political collectibles, and sports. The sports category includes historic letters from baseball legend Connie Mack! And much more…
 
Please be sure to use the Keyword Search Tool on our website (holabirdamericana.com) to search for items in your collecting categories.
 
*Timed Auctions*
There is a new auction format we have been experimenting with since last December: special weekend timed auctions. These sales are a mix of both new and old material, and they are where we will now run our lower-priced and/or dealer lots. We have always believed the collectors—you—set the market value. With that philosophy in mind, we’ve set very low start prices (usually just $10) on all lots in the timed auctions. The timed auctions have been a huge hit with our bidders and are a fun format we will be continuing to use in the future. (We just had one this last weekend!) Please check our website or subscribe to our email list to be notified of these internet-only auctions hosted exclusively on iCollector, our preferred auction platform.
 
Ready to sell your collection? We’re always looking for high-quality consignments in many categories, including Mining, Railroadiana, Native Americana, Numismatics, Bottles, Firearms, Stocks, and more.
 
If you would like to know more about consigning, or if you have any questions or comments about this sale, please give our office a call at 775-851-1859. 
 
Our friendly staff is ready to help you continue to build your collection. We’ve created an astonishing community of customers around the world, including private collectors, institutions, and dealers. Remember, your collection could set the next world-record!
 
Thanks again for your continued interest in our auctions. And as we like to say, bid early and bid often!
 
--The Holabird Team-- 


Auction Schedule

Thursday, March 30th, 2023, Lots 1000-1552

Railroadiana & Steamship (1000-1126)

Railroad & Steamer Passes

Transportation Ephemera

General Americana (1127-1502)

Geo. Sort

Political

Jewelry

Musical Instruments

Tobacco & Gaming

Sports

Miscellaneous

Bottles, Brewing, Saloon (1503-1552)



Friday, March 31st, 2023, Lots 2000-2548

Art (2000-2062)

Militaria & Firearms (2063-2192)

Stocks & Bonds (2193-2548)

Mining feat. the Comstock Collection

Railroad

Miscellaneous



Saturday, April 1st, 2023, Lots 3000-3531

Native Americana (3000-3148)

Numismatics feat. Nevada Banknotes (3149-3285)

Philatelic (3286-3531)

Express & US Covers

US Stamps

Foreign Stamps & Covers



Sunday, April 2nd, 2023, Lots 4000-4400

Cowboy & Old West feat. 101 Ranch Group (4000-4026)

Mining feat. the Comstock Ore & Ephemera Collection (4027-4400)

Ephemera & Ore

Minerals, Fossils, Viewing Stones

SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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Livermore Rodeo Program and Lee Jeans Cloth Swatch [160731]4000 - Livermore Rodeo Program and Lee Jeans Cloth Swatch [160731]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Livermore Rodeo and Stock Show, Sunday, June 9, year unknown, maybe 1940. Has a stapled blue denim Lee Cowboy Pants swatch, 5.5x2". Date: Co...
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Extremely Rare JP Mason Pommel Saddle Bags w/ Holster, Sacramento [163809]4001 - Extremely Rare JP Mason Pommel Saddle Bags w/ Holster, Sacramento [163809]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extremely rare leather pommel saddlebags marked "J.P. Mason / Maker / Sacramento" in four places. Measure 15 x 8.5" Holster holds a ....
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California Saddleware Business Papers [161491]4002 - California Saddleware Business Papers [161491]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three pieces of ephemera concerning the saddle business in 19th century California. Pictorial billhead from A. A. Van Voorhies & Co., Sacramento...
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Konantz Saddlery Co. Catalog [161571]4003 - Konantz Saddlery Co. Catalog [161571]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
376 page illustrated catalog published by The Konantz Saddlery Co. of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Binding torn, some page damage, but entertaining for hors
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Montana Saddlery Ephemera, 6 [162162]4004 - Montana Saddlery Ephemera, 6 [162162]
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6 pieces of Montana Saddlery ephemera. 2 letterheads and unused pictorial envelope. 1893 Dillon city license for merchant. Joseph Bourret 1891 billhea
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Buffalo Spring and Gear Company Catalogs [161572]4005 - Buffalo Spring and Gear Company Catalogs [161572]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two catalogs from The Buffalo Spring and Gear Company. The 38 page illustrated catalog is fragile with pages torn, and undated. The 1893 catalog is in
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Hamley Cowboy Catalog [163831]4006 - Hamley Cowboy Catalog [163831]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Hamley Cowboy Catalog, # 25, c. 1920's. 164pp with index. Water damage, please inspect. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Oregon Cit...
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Hamley's Cowboy Catalog [163308]4007 - Hamley's Cowboy Catalog [163308]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare 1925-26 Hamley's Cowboy Catalog, 128pp with photos of hats, spurs, chaps etc. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Oregon City: Prove...
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Cowboy and Rodeo Photos and Postcards [162179]4008 - Cowboy and Rodeo Photos and Postcards [162179]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 cowboy photos-Gene Autrey(photo of a photo), Reagan and 3 rodeo photos including Reno with left damage. 1 postcard and 4 postcard size cowboy photos
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Saddlery Ephemera Collection [161575]4009 - Saddlery Ephemera Collection [161575]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large lot of billheads, statements, advertisements from saddlery, leather tanneries, horse related businesses. Companies from Portland, Oregon; San F
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Wilma Olsen Cowboy and Rodeo Archive [161517]4010 - Wilma Olsen Cowboy and Rodeo Archive [161517]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice group of about 9 photos of Western bands including Nevada Nightherders, Rosie Eapa, The Covered Wagon, Cecil Wright and more, some signed. c. 192
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Horse Drawn Wagon Catalogs  [161560]4011 - Horse Drawn Wagon Catalogs [161560]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two vintage wagon catalogs from 1882. 1) A. A. Cooper of Dubuque, Iowa. 2) The Bain Wagon Co's of Kenosha, Wisconsin, 66 pages. Both heavily ill...
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Horse Drawn Wagon Ephemera [161578]4012 - Horse Drawn Wagon Ephemera [161578]
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Letter from Geo. A. Lowe, agent for Peter Schuttler's Chicago Wagons datelined Eagle Rock Idaho, July 3rd 1879 addressed to Henry Elling Virgini...
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Barbed Wire Tensioning Tools, 2 [162270]4013 - Barbed Wire Tensioning Tools, 2 [162270]
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2 somewhat rusty barbed wire tensioning and crimping tools with articulating handles. 24" and 36" long. Date: Country (if not USA): ...
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Pair of Mini Leather Advertising Boots, Colchester Co. [162187]4014 - Pair of Mini Leather Advertising Boots, Colchester Co. [162187]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual mini black leather advertising boots from Colchester Co., possible a saddlery. 2.75x2". Date: Country (if not USA): State: City:...
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Buttons and Buckles from the Old West 1880's [161244]4015 - Buttons and Buckles from the Old West 1880's [161244]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Riker box contains both buttons and buckles from the 1880s. There are two Levi Strauss buttons, three Carhartt's buttons, one Hoffman Green...
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Grease Horns for Covered Wagon Axles [161238]4016 - Grease Horns for Covered Wagon Axles [161238]
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This is a pair of cow horns used to lubricate the axles of covered wagons. Originally filled with a light grease that was poured onto the wheel and ax
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Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Performer's Beaded Gun Belt [153633]4017 - Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Performer's Beaded Gun Belt [153633]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful leather beaded belt and two pistol holsters most likely worn by a Native American performer in a Miller Bro.'s Wild West show at the 1...
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Framed 101 Ranch Real Wild West Poster [152172]4018 - Framed 101 Ranch Real Wild West Poster [152172]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fantastic framed 101 Ranch Real Wild West poster. Miller Bros. & Arlington, 101 Ranch, Real Wild West. Cowboy DT Tatlinger with boomerangs, Nati...
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Framed 101 Ranch Wild West Show Lithograph [152173]4019 - Framed 101 Ranch Wild West Show Lithograph [152173]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two part lithograph. Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, Real Wild West and Great Far East, Boston, June 13. Cowboy riding a bronc. Frame 32x22". Some edge...
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Buffalo Bill Cody CDV by the Theatrical Photography Company  [152250]4020 - Buffalo Bill Cody CDV by the Theatrical Photography Company [152250]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This CDV of Buffalo Bill Cody was made by the Theatrical Photography Co. The image depicts Buffalo Bill in his younger years. The framed CDV is 4 in.X
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Buffalo Bill Weekly Dime Novels [163476]4021 - Buffalo Bill Weekly Dime Novels [163476]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Issues No. 3, 4 & 6 of the New Buffalo Bill Weekly: devoted to Far West Life. 32 page paperbacks with colorfully illustrated covers and tales of...
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Wild West Weekly Dime Novels [163343]4022 - Wild West Weekly Dime Novels [163343]
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Three issues of a dime novel series containing stories, sketches of Western Life, published in New York for 5 cents. Issues from March 30, 1906 (&qu...
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John Wesley Hardin Book and Business Card [163287]4023 - John Wesley Hardin Book and Business Card [163287]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Softcover The Life of John Wesley Hardin, from the Original Manuscript, as Written by Himself, 1896. Covers and spine has wear, please inspect. Also J
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LOT WITHDRAWN [163280]4024 - LOT WITHDRAWN [163280]
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Lot withdrawn
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Prostitute's Kit with Gun, Tokens and More [156323]4025 - Prostitute's Kit with Gun, Tokens and More [156323]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains the unusual personal property of Prostitute Helen Humes in a walnut case. 2 brothel tokens-The Hog Ranch/Fort Laramie, Wyoming and S
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Framed Wild West Photos [152779]4026 - Framed Wild West Photos [152779]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
11 cowboy photos in 12.5x15.5" wood frame. Diamond Ranch, Arizona. 3x Lariat. Father and son. Fight, Men with hats and more. Date: Country (...
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Australian Crystalline Gold Nugget [160092]4027 - Australian Crystalline Gold Nugget [160092]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Australian crystalline gold nugget. 17.24 grams. Date: Country (if not USA): Australia State: City: Provenance:
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Canadian Mine Reports, 7, 1909-29 [161985]4028 - Canadian Mine Reports, 7, 1909-29 [161985]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 Canadian mine reports. 1921, 1922, 1928. 1909 Quebec Chrome Iron Ore Deposits. 1913 Copper Smelting Industries of Canada. 1920 Mineral Resources of
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Arizona Mining Postal History [161447]4029 - Arizona Mining Postal History [161447]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three. 1) Congress Gold Mining cc. Located at Congress, A. T. 1890/ Meyer type 1. One of 16 known at time of purchase. Target killer. 2) Centra
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My Reminiscences by Raphael Pumpelly, 1918 [163252]4030 - My Reminiscences by Raphael Pumpelly, 1918 [163252]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
My Reminiscences by Pumpelly, Raphael 1918: Two Volumes with illustrations and maps. 844 pp. numbered consecutively. Publisher: New York, Henry Holt a
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Wells Fargo Postal Cover for Bodie Tunnel & Mining Company [164063]4031 - Wells Fargo Postal Cover for Bodie Tunnel & Mining Company [164063]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare Wells, Fargo & Co. Express cover with preprinted address to Capt. Thos. Buckley, Supt. Bodie Tunnel and Mining Company, Bodie, Mono County,...
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Electric Power Transmission Plants & the Use of Electricity in Mining Operations, Bodie [163242]4032 - Electric Power Transmission Plants & the Use of Electricity in Mining Operations, Bodie [163242]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Electric Power Transmission Plants and the use of Electricity in Mining Operations: By LEGGETT, Thomas Haight. Sacramento 1894. The author reviews the
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Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.5 grams [162678]4033 - Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.5 grams [162678]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Placer gold from the Royal Mine near Angels Camp, Calaveras Co., California. Weight is 15.5 grams enclosed in a 1-inch plastic capsule. After their mi
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Sold to t********l.. for (1,050.00 + 262.50BP) = 1,312.50
 
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Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.6 grams [162675]4034 - Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.6 grams [162675]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Placer gold from the Royal Mine near Angels Camp, Calaveras Co., California. Weight is 15.6 grams enclosed in a 1-inch plastic capsule. After their mi
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Sold to t********l.. for (1,300.00 + 325.00BP) = 1,625.00
 
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Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.6 grams [162676]4035 - Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.6 grams [162676]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Placer gold from the Royal Mine near Angels Camp, Calaveras Co., California. Weight is 15.6 grams enclosed in a 1-inch plastic capsule. After their mi
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Sold to t********l.. for (1,350.00 + 337.50BP) = 1,687.50
 
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Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.6 grams [162677]4036 - Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 15.6 grams [162677]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Placer gold from the Royal Mine near Angels Camp, Calaveras Co., California. Weight is 15.6 grams enclosed in a 1-inch plastic capsule. After their mi
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Sold to t********l.. for (1,450.00 + 362.50BP) = 1,812.50
 
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Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 16.7 grams [162679]4037 - Placer Gold, Angels Camp Royal Mine, 16.7 grams [162679]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Placer gold from the Royal Mine near Angels Camp, Calaveras Co., California. Weight is 16.7 grams enclosed in a 1-inch plastic capsule. After their mi
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Sold to t********l.. for (1,800.00 + 450.00BP) = 2,250.00
 
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Stockton Ridge Mining Report [161824]4038 - Stockton Ridge Mining Report [161824]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Report for Theodore Fershtand of San Francisco concerning the Corral Flat and Concentrator Channels on Stockton Ridge, Mokelumne Hill mining district
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California Water Company - Report on the Georgetown Divide, 1874 [163240]4039 - California Water Company - Report on the Georgetown Divide, 1874 [163240]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
California Water Company - Report on the Georgetown Divide - 1874: By Amos Bowman. Embracing the Mining, Water and Land Resources of the Country betwe
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Palmer & Day's Assay Office - Gold Dust Receipt, rec'd from Frank McNamee & Co. [163553]4040 - Palmer & Day's Assay Office - Gold Dust Receipt, rec'd from Frank McNamee & Co. [163553]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Palmer & Day's Assay Office in Folsom, CA, - Receipt dated Oct. 9, 1864 - No. 2794 Assay receipt for 39 and 32/100 oz. of Gold Dust under an...
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Palmer & Day's Assay Office - Gold Dust Receipt, rec'd from J.H.C. Baker [163551]4041 - Palmer & Day's Assay Office - Gold Dust Receipt, rec'd from J.H.C. Baker [163551]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Palmer & Day's Assay Office in Folsom, CA, - Receipt dated Dec. 17, 1864 - No. 6590 Assay receipt for 39 oz. of Gold Dust under an advance o...
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Sold to c********e for (55.00 + 13.75BP) = 68.75
 
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W.L. Perkins - Shipping Receipt, Shipment of Safe to Gold Hill, NV [163552]4042 - W.L. Perkins - Shipping Receipt, Shipment of Safe to Gold Hill, NV [163552]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Shipment of Safe to Palmer & Day's Gold Hill Assay Office on the Comstock from Folsom, CA, on August 23rd, 1861 - Receipt from shipper and f...
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Wells Fargo Express Receipt, rec'd from Palmer & Day, to Auburn Station [163550]4043 - Wells Fargo Express Receipt, rec'd from Palmer & Day, to Auburn Station [163550]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express Receipt for Treasure shipment from Palmer & Day of coins worth $1001.80 Dated March 6, 1863. Shipment to Au...
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Wells Fargo & Co's. - Gold Dust Receipt, rec'd from A. Clark [163545]4044 - Wells Fargo & Co's. - Gold Dust Receipt, rec'd from A. Clark [163545]
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Forest Hill, CA, 1878 - Wells Fargo & Co. Gold Dust Purchase Card - Very rare gold dust purchased card where the Wells Fargo office at Forest Hi...
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Gut of Grass Valley Blueprint Mine Map [160747]4045 - Gut of Grass Valley Blueprint Mine Map [160747]
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Very nice blueprint on linen map of a cross section of the gut of Grass Valley gold mines including Empire. Shows key gold veins. By Fred Miller, 1913
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Maryland Gold Quartz Mining Hand Colored Map [160748]4046 - Maryland Gold Quartz Mining Hand Colored Map [160748]
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Nice framed, hand colored map of Maryland Gold Quartz Mining and other mines in Grass valley. By SJ Alderman, 1899. Map 8x10.5" with some paper...
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Champion Mines Map [164005]4047 - Champion Mines Map [164005]
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Map of Champion Mines, Nevada City, CA on linen backing. C. 1890's. "Champion-Providence Mine was a consolidation of two adjoining gold min...
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Citizens Bank - Gold Receipt, rec'd from A.K. Cawger [163544]4048 - Citizens Bank - Gold Receipt, rec'd from A.K. Cawger [163544]
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Citizens Bank, Nevada City, CA, Gold Receipt - 1880 Bought $300.30 gold from A.K. Cawger. Size: 3.5 x 2.5 inches. Date: 1880 Country (if not USA):
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Ott's Assay Office Ephemera [162196]4049 - Ott's Assay Office Ephemera [162196]
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Group of ephemera related to Ott's Assay Office in Nevada City with photos and historical information. From estate of Don Schmitz, who inherited...
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