Dynamite, Guns, and Gold

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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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An Original Little Giant Lamp1401 - An Original Little Giant Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An original Little Giant Lamp, similar to the famous Copper Queen. While an extremely fine condition this lamp has the added benefit of having the wor
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Estimates : 600.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8***1 for (325.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 393.25
 
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The Original Luminum Lamp1402 - The Original Luminum Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The original Luminum lamp. Fred R. Belt Co. of Chicago. See Dave Thorpe, “Carbide Light”, pages 190 through 193. This example is near mint, certainly
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C****b for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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21 Carbide Refill Canisters for Carbide Lights1403 - 21 Carbide Refill Canisters for Carbide Lights
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All of these are unmarked on the base. Two are without top, two are in medium condition. State: City: Date: ID#46435
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A******n for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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12 Wolf Carbide Canisters for Carbide Lights1404 - 12 Wolf Carbide Canisters for Carbide Lights
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All excellent condition, marked on the bottom. Also includes one Grier, four Simmons, one Universal, one Leeds. State: City: Date: ID#46436
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to A******n for (325.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 403.00
 
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Guys Dropper Collection1405 - Guys Dropper Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of eight Guys Dropper boxes including two Shanklin, the manufacturer of Guys Dropper. Two of the Guys Dropper boxes are complete with the o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*********1 for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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Carbide, Empty Boxes for Autolite Lamps1406 - Carbide, Empty Boxes for Autolite Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of eight empty boxes for Autolite carbide lamps and other Autolite accessories. Nice collection. State: City: Date: ID#46438
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Carbide, Autolite Repair Kit1407 - Carbide, Autolite Repair Kit
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Autolite repair part kit, mostly for, +3 carbide bottoms. Approximately 6 x 10 x 2". Black. Label on front. State: City: Date: ID#46439
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (160.00 + 38.40) x 1 = 198.40
 
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Carbide, Autolite Lamps in Boxes1408 - Carbide, Autolite Lamps in Boxes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six original Autolite carbide lamps in their original illustrated boxes. State: City: Date: ID#46440
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (190.00 + 45.60) x 1 = 235.60
 
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Second Fancy Frog Lamp1409 - Second Fancy Frog Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is one of the fanciest frog lamps you'll see, and was the second fanciest that our mining collector ever found during his collecting career...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t********n.. for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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Two Fancy Frog Lamps1410 - Two Fancy Frog Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The first one has a classic rooster on top, but the handle of this one is unique, a 12 inch long miner’s pick. The second lamp does not have the roost
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Two Frog Lamps1411 - Two Frog Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both lamps have a large heart as the screw-on device instead of a rooster. Each has a blacksmith created handle about 12 inches long. A nice collectib
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two Incomplete Frog Lamps1412 - Two Incomplete Frog Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both of these lamps are incomplete, lacking the top chamber devices. One comes with a note that it was found by noted mineralogist Peter Bancroft abou
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Two Four Prong to Grease Lamps1413 - Two Four Prong to Grease Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19th century, from the Great American Mining Collection. These were probably used in South America or Europe. Little is known of their use. State:
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fancy Frog Lamp With Moving Top Plate1414 - Fancy Frog Lamp With Moving Top Plate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fancy frog lamp, with moving top plate with artistic pattern and the initials JS engraved in the top, along with fancy patterns. Engraved on handle as
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (130.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 157.30
 
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Five Frog Lamps, All Similarly Made1415 - Five Frog Lamps, All Similarly Made
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All five are made of cast iron, no makers marks. These are of the same design, probably made by the same factory. Please inspect. State: City: D
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********y.. for (145.00 + 30.45) x 1 = 175.45
 
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Frog Lamp with Narrow Slipcover1416 - Frog Lamp with Narrow Slipcover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No markings, made of tin instead of cast-iron. 5.5" x 3.5" x 5" tall plus hook. Unique to the collection. State: City: Date: I...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (65.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 78.65
 
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Three Similar Frog Lamps1417 - Three Similar Frog Lamps
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Made of cast-iron, two with the butterfly valve tops. Each of the three has a brass reflector near the top. One with crossed pics, another with a manu
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********1 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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ST Wells & Co. Frog Lamps1418 - ST Wells & Co. Frog Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Manufactures stamps on both sides, "ST Wells & Co. strength and durability” in large oval form. The other side says “unbreakable”. No marks...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (50.00 + 10.50) x 1 = 60.50
 
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Unusual Frog Lamp1419 - Unusual Frog Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No manufactures marks, apparent expensive construction, about 4 x 6 x 3". Please see to appreciate. State: City: Date: ID#45975
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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Fancy Frog Lamp1420 - Fancy Frog Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy duty Frog Lamp, round, rooster on top, heavy duty thick ½” square handle and looped hook. Tweezers attached by chain. Fancier than usual....
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***1 for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Frog Lamp.1421 - Frog Lamp.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Round, rooster on top, 1/3” square iron tall handle loop and short small hook. State: City: Date: ID#46744
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***1 for (70.00 + 14.70) x 1 = 84.70
 
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Fancy Frog Lamp1422 - Fancy Frog Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is one of the fanciest frog lamps you'll see, and was the fanciest that our mining collector ever found during his collecting career. The b...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***1 for (325.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 393.25
 
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Two Oxweld Acetylene Miners Lamps1423 - Two Oxweld Acetylene Miners Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two lamps. one complete, the other missing the lens. Hand held, patented 1926 by J.M. Brook. Invented circa 1920. While patented for mining use, the
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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 Japanese Acetylene Miners Lamps1424 - Two Japanese Acetylene Miners Lamps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two acetylene lamps made by Wakow, Japan, as noted by embossed lettering on the lower body of both. The first is a blue painted tin constructed miners
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (70.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 86.80
 
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National Carbide Lantern1425 - National Carbide Lantern
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Rare, ornate, well made brass acetylene lamp with two lenses, clear and red. Patented 1927. Complete. Used for mining and railroad. 11" tall, b...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b**********n for (140.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 173.60
 
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Large Hand Held Carbide Lamp1426 - Large Hand Held Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large hand held acetylene lamp, Justrite. The embossed top is corroded, thus manufacturer not clear. Large reflector 7.5" diameter, 5" dia...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (60.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 72.60
 
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Union Carbide Miners Acetylene Lamp1427 - Union Carbide Miners Acetylene Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy duty, well made Model A Union Carbide Lamp. Also has the Oxweld embossed plate on the top identifying it as a "railroad ;amp", the s...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b**********n for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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Miners Acetylene Lamp1428 - Miners Acetylene Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Miners Acetylene Lamp, probably a Justrite, an earlier model than 46265, but nearly identical in construction except no manufacturer. Black painted, c
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (60.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 72.60
 
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Early Electric Miners Hand Held Lamp1429 - Early Electric Miners Hand Held Lamp
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Hand held miners lamp, an early electric model. A manufacturers label was on top, now gone. Miners initials GRK on reverse. lens. heavy duty aluminum
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 6****A for (85.00 + 17.85) x 1 = 102.85
 
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Pioneer Electric Mine Lamp, Hand Held1430 - Pioneer Electric Mine Lamp, Hand Held
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Electric mine lamp, probably post-dates 46268. Manufactured by Pioneer Electric Mine Lamp Co. It is difficult to date this lamp. with no patent number
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Blacksmith Constructed Miners Lamp1431 - Blacksmith Constructed Miners Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual large homemade acetylene miners lamp. 17" tall, 7" diameter, large reflector, 8". to use a modern phrase, this lamp is "...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*********1 for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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Carbide Mfg Co. Hand Light1432 - Carbide Mfg Co. Hand Light
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Carbic Hand Light". Large acetylene miners lamp made by the Carbic Manufacturing Co. of Duluth. Rare. Possibly used in the Michigan coppe...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*******g for (225.00 + 47.25) x 1 = 272.25
 
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Large French Carbide Lamp1433 - Large French Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
French Arras Lamp. Brass tag with Arras. 4.75" diameter, body 8.5" tall. complete. aluminum construction. State: City: Date: ID#46...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to j*****r for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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Unusual Foreign Acetylene Lamp1434 - Unusual Foreign Acetylene Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass constructed acetylene carbide lamp from the western world. No manufacturers name, but patent numbers are present, which do not match in US or UK
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Unusual Foreign Acetylene Lamp1435 - Unusual Foreign Acetylene Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This large lamp strongly resembles the construction of the Japanese lamps seen in another lot in this sale, There are no manufacturer's marks. N...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (30.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 37.20
 
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French Carbide Lamp1436 - French Carbide Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Acetylene lamp very similar to the Arras lamps. "Lamp La Francais Paris" on circular brass plaque. Body 7" tall, base 3.5" diame...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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Original Justrite Hand Lamp1437 - Original Justrite Hand Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Number 309A with a very large reflector in original box. Dead mint lamp. State: City: Date: ID#46418
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (160.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 193.60
 
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The original Arnold Carbide Candle1438 - The original Arnold Carbide Candle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Invented by Ralph Arnold, a Cripple Creek mining engineer in 1913. See Thorpe, pp 194-197. This unusual handheld carbide light with a hook is consider
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to b*******g for (2,600.00 + 546.00) x 1 = 3,146.00
 
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Unusual Justrite Lamp with 5 Inch Extension Lens1439 - Unusual Justrite Lamp with 5 Inch Extension Lens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This model is not seen in Thorpe. It appears to be extremely rare. The construction involves an unusual Justrite lamp with a 1907 patent date and a 5
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (300.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 363.00
 
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Original Lampara Brilliante1440 - Original Lampara Brilliante
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Lampara Brilliante made by the Brilliant Searchlight Mfg. Co. of Chicago. Original lamp in mint condition in original tongue and groove wood
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to b**********n for (425.00 + 102.00) x 1 = 527.00
 
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Justrite Acetylene Lantern1441 - Justrite Acetylene Lantern
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Justrite Acetylene Lantern. Number 10. In original round tin, in mint condition with embossed globe and lens. Tin is 4 inches diameter, 13 inches
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***1 for (375.00 + 78.75) x 1 = 453.75
 
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The Justrite Acetylene Lanterns1442 - The Justrite Acetylene Lanterns
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 2 inches larger than the number 10. Embossed Globe. Near mint. State: City: Date: ID#46430
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f*****E for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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The Justrite Acetylene Lantern #101443 - The Justrite Acetylene Lantern #10
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Size number 10. Near mint, globe not embossed. 11 inches tall, no lens. It should be noted that all three Justrite acetylene lamps in this sale are di
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f*****E for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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Lux Acetylene Mining Lamp1444 - Lux Acetylene Mining Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lux Acetylene Mining Lamp, No. 905A. Sweden. Hanging carbide lamp with brass reflector with glass lens. Oval brass plaque. 4" diameter base. 9&...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (120.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 145.20
 
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Wolf Acetelyne Mining Lamp1445 - Wolf Acetelyne Mining Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large acetylene mining lamp with oval tag on back stating the manufacturer as "Wolf Safety Lamp CC of America Inc. New York, USA". App...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8***1 for (180.00 + 37.80) x 1 = 217.80
 
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Unknown Manufacturer Miners Acetylene Light1446 - Unknown Manufacturer Miners Acetylene Light
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A miners acetylene lamp with unknown manufacturer. Brass plaque on the back with 2 patent number, neither are United States or United Kingdom. It is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to E*****1 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Two Original Justrite Lamp Wood Boxes1447 - Two Original Justrite Lamp Wood Boxes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
With labeled ends, tongue and groove construction. One has a picture of the lamp number 100. 4 1/2 in.³. The second box was also for lamp numbe...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Two Unusual Underground Mine Lighting Devices1448 - Two Unusual Underground Mine Lighting Devices
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The first is probably a grease lamp, 6" x 4" x 4" with an unusual hanging device. The second is a hanging candle holder, with a flat ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rare E. Thomas & Williams Wales Cambrian Safety Lamp1449 - Rare E. Thomas & Williams Wales Cambrian Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
E Thomas & Williams / Cambrian Type #2 / Ministry of Power Approval / No b2-232 / Makers-Aberdare-Glam. Brass! 6" high. State:zWales C...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*****5 for (70.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 86.80
 
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Wolf Safety Lamp1450 - Wolf Safety Lamp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Etched "Made in U. S. A. / WOLF" on glass. Excellent condition. 7" High. State: City: Date: ID#44958
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (170.00 + 40.80) x 1 = 210.80
 
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Union Carbide Tin Can Collection1451 - Union Carbide Tin Can Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five different Union Carbide tins. 10 total tins. Very nice collection of Union Carbide, a major provider of carbide to the industry for decades, and
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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National Carbide Tin Can Collection1452 - National Carbide Tin Can Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five tins, the largest of which is a 10 inch high, 6 inch diameter tin, beautiful. The National Carbide tins are well known because of the picture of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********1 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Four Shawiningan Carbide Tins1453 - Four Shawiningan Carbide Tins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three sizes. Two different shaped 2 pound tins, and a 10 pound tin from this New York carbide manufacturer. Green and white. State: City: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f******8 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Three Nice Carbide Tins1454 - Three Nice Carbide Tins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two of the large size, including National Carbide with a picture of a carbide lamp in red; large Union Carbide, and small Union Carbide. Nice group.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8***1 for (60.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 72.60
 
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Grease Pot Lamp Collection1455 - Grease Pot Lamp Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six different grease pot lamps, no two of which are the same. Different handles, hooks, etc. All with four extremities off the corners, all about 4” s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8***1 for (95.00 + 19.95) x 1 = 114.95
 
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Granite Mining Candles Wood Box1456 - Granite Mining Candles Wood Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bystander Oil Company of New York. This candle box is complete, having been made into a tool box of sorts. Both end plates have full black painted ste
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (400.00 + 96.00) x 1 = 496.00
 
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Original Wood Box for Gowans and Sons Miners Soap1457 - Original Wood Box for Gowans and Sons Miners Soap
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Buffalo, New York. Black paint emblems on two long sides. On one end plate is a large black on red label, Miner’s Soap. Miners soap, best in the wor
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k**********y for (190.00 + 39.90) x 1 = 229.90
 
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Werk Paper Label Star Candle Paper Label Small Box1458 - Werk Paper Label Star Candle Paper Label Small Box
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6.25 x 10.25 x 14". Side 1: Paper label is deteriorating, but one can read "Originally Called Star Candles" and Werk Co." Side 2...
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Sold to i*********1 for (85.00 + 20.40) x 1 = 105.40
 
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Superior Candle Box1459 - Superior Candle Box
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Superior Candlebox by Sacony Vacuum Oil Co.. Holds 216 candles. 11.5 x 11 x 18". Wood. . Rare. State: City: Date: ID#46830
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Sold to y**********j for (160.00 + 38.40) x 1 = 198.40
 
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Small Mining Candlebox by Standard Oil Co.1460 - Small Mining Candlebox by Standard Oil Co.
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Mining Candlebox. Small mining Candlebox by Standard Oil Co. The name of the candles is difficult to interpret -appears to be Cleotile candles. Diffic
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Sold to i*********1 for (95.00 + 22.80) x 1 = 117.80
 
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Lectinoligh Mining Candles Box1461 - Lectinoligh Mining Candles Box
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“Standard Oil Co,”, sent to Empire Mines Co., Grass Valley California. Black paint on wood, tongue and groove construction, 6.5 x 9 x 13". Rare...
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Sold to M*********n for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Box of Original Miners Wax Candles1462 - Box of Original Miners Wax Candles
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Approximately 80 original candles, 10 inches long each. A few are slightly misshapen. All original, circa 1900. State: City: Date: ID#43968
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Sold to 8***1 for (600.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 726.00
 
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Original Procter & Gamble Mining Candle Box1463 - Original Procter & Gamble Mining Candle Box
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Tongue and groove construction. 10 x 13.5 x 6". One long side is incomplete. One endplate has 75% label which was adhered over top of a fancy b...
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Sold to y**********j for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Werk Candle Box1464 - Werk Candle Box
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All black print on wood, tongue and groove construction, circa 1880. 10 x 13.5 x 6. This was a brand commonly used in western mines. State: City:
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Sold to i*********1 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Assay Plan of Surcease Mine at Yankee Hill1465 - Assay Plan of Surcease Mine at Yankee Hill
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Mine elevations have numbers by them, probably $ value for gold at that level. Done by the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Exploration Company. 41"...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to S****2 for (35.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 43.40
 
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Pair of Cripple Creek maps.1466 - Pair of Cripple Creek maps.
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1) Supplement of the Colorado Springs gazette, 1894. Amazing Cripple Creek and surrounding area map. eight panes about 12 x 9."Unfortunately mo...
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Sold to f*****E for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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Gilpin County Topographic Map1467 - Gilpin County Topographic Map
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Colored. Shows towns and some of the major mines. Reverse as historical record of the mining in Gilpin County. One inch tear at bottom left fold where
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Sold to a******y for (80.00 + 19.20) x 1 = 99.20
 
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Randsburg Oil Billhead1468 - Randsburg Oil Billhead
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Randsburg Oil and Fuel Company billhead for gasoline at 25 cents per gallon. State:California City:Randsburg Date:1898 ID#22839
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Four Klondike Mining Stereoviews1469 - Four Klondike Mining Stereoviews
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Four Klondike mining stereoviews: 1) Miners at Work in the Klondike country, Yukon District, Canada. 2) Working No. 4 Bonanza, Klondike. (color) 3) An
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Sold to y**********j for (20.00 + 4.80) x 1 = 24.80
 
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Two Arizona Mining Stereoviews1470 - Two Arizona Mining Stereoviews
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Two Arizona mining stereoviews: 1) Loading Surface Ore, Metcalf Copper Mines, Arizona. 2) Inclines to the Copper Mines, Metcalf, Arizona. State:Arizo
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Sold to j*****0 for (50.00 + 10.50) x 1 = 60.50
 
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Calumet-Hecla Mining Stereoviews1471 - Calumet-Hecla Mining Stereoviews
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3 Stereoviews: 1) 2 are the same--Pouring Molten Copper Into Ingot Molds, Calumet-Hecla Smelters, Lake Linden, Mich. 2) A Mile Underground--Loading an
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Sold to j*****r for (25.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 31.00
 
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Zinc and Lead Mines Stereoviews1472 - Zinc and Lead Mines Stereoviews
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8 Stereoviews--all are the same--Shaft House Smelter and Tailing Pile. Zinc and Lead Mines, Joplin, MO. State:Mississippi City:Joplin Date: ID#
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Virginia Consolidated Mine Photos1473 - Virginia Consolidated Mine Photos
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Virginia Consolidated Gold & Silver Mine Photos. Two photos of miners, one identifies 4 miners: Jas. H. Kinkead (possibly Under-SherIff, Washoe ...
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Sold to b*********r for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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3 South Africa Mining Stereoviews1474 - 3 South Africa Mining Stereoviews
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3 South Africa mining stereoviews: 1) Taking Out the Diamondiferous Blue Earth, Wesselton Diamond Mines, Kimberly, Africa. 2) Across the Mammoth Pits
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Three Mining Stereoviews1475 - Three Mining Stereoviews
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Three Mining Stereoviews: 1) Birdseye View of Cripple Creek. 2) Stamp Mill and Gold Concentrator, Ouray, Colorado. 3) a Silver Mining Camp nestled in
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Sold to j*****0 for (55.00 + 11.55) x 1 = 66.55
 
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Mining in Boulder County: 2 Volumes1476 - Mining in Boulder County: 2 Volumes
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1) Silver Jubilee, 1919. 80 pages. 9.25 x 6". At least 54 pictures. Articles on Tungsten, Caribou, Nederland, Sugar Loaf, Left Hand Creek, etc....
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Sold to 8***1 for (65.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 78.65
 
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North Clear Creek Gold & Silver Mining Company Prospectus1477 - North Clear Creek Gold & Silver Mining Company Prospectus
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Very early 1864! 18 pages. 9 x 6". No photos or maps, but a lot of experts are telling you how great the mine is! Since we could find little in...
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Sold to r*****o for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Ultra Rare San Juan Consolidated Mining Prospectus and Stock Certificate1478 - Ultra Rare San Juan Consolidated Mining Prospectus and Stock Certificate
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Rare opportunity to purchase this prospectus. Contains a two page map on pink paper of the vicinity and railroad lines. Outside pages show an illustra
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Silver Plume Mines & Tunnel Company Prospectus.1479 - Silver Plume Mines & Tunnel Company Prospectus.
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Silver Plume Consolidated Mining Company. Prospectus. 28 pages. Some photos and one mining claim map in center pages. State:Colorado City:Silver
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Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to S****2 for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Keystone, Silver Mining Company Hard Cover Prospectus and Wonderful Map1480 - Keystone, Silver Mining Company Hard Cover Prospectus and Wonderful Map
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A digital search of OCLC tuned up 'zero' copies. We are aware of three copies. This is pristine and the only one that has a map! The map mea...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to o*u for (1,800.00 + 360.00) x 1 = 2,160.00
 
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Amazing Handwritten History & Prospecus for the Copper Mining Company of Yakima1481 - Amazing Handwritten History & Prospecus for the Copper Mining Company of Yakima
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This marvelous handwritten history talks bout the original claims being located in 1906. There was a saw mill, lots of work done, machinery, etc. The
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Sold to u********y.. for (90.00 + 18.90) x 1 = 108.90
 
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Victory Gold Mining Company Prospectus1482 - Victory Gold Mining Company Prospectus
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10 pages. Map on page 2. Front cover is disconnected and had three major tears. 4.5 x 7". State:zMexico City:Sonora Date:1899 ID#40558
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Sold to c*********p for (25.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 31.00
 
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Unique Foldout Pail Scale1483 - Unique Foldout Pail Scale
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This is a unique scale with a four layer pail condensed into one layer. Scale arm has a number a 1055298. Heavy and durable. Pail has a 5" diam...
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Sold to d******c for (475.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 589.00
 
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Seven Underground Mine Signs1484 - Seven Underground Mine Signs
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Nice collection of seven original wood signs made for underground use. Signs include or pocket, 2700 level, junction shaft, shaft bells for cagers onl
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Sold to b*****s for (180.00 + 37.80) x 1 = 217.80
 
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Danger Inspiration Copper Company Sign1485 - Danger Inspiration Copper Company Sign
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Blue lettering on white enamel with a red DANGER at top. 16 x 8 1/2 inches. Warning in English and Spanish. Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company i
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Four Mine Signs1486 - Four Mine Signs
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Two are modern made on plastic, the third is on wood identifying the explosives room (from Ray, AZ). 10 x 14 and 8.5 x 20". The fourth sign th...
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Sold to f******8 for (65.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 80.60
 
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Road Sign for Magma Shaft Number 9, Mine Road1487 - Road Sign for Magma Shaft Number 9, Mine Road
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Appears to be the Arizona Magma Mine. If this is so, over the 86-year life of Magma Copper’s Superior project (1911-1996) approximately 27.6 million s
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Sold to b*******g for (150.00 + 31.50) x 1 = 181.50
 
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Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign1488 - Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign
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Undated. Made by DW Jaquays & Co. They were a mining and equipment contractor out of Arizona. Appears to be thick paper encapsulated in plastic....
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Sold to f******8 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign (First Edition)1489 - Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign (First Edition)
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Blue enamel. It is copyrighted 1912 by Jay W. Stonehouse of Denver, Colorado. Stonehouse was one of the (or the) major enamel sign makers for mines. G
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to G****d for (1,200.00 + 288.00) x 1 = 1,488.00
 
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Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign (Second Edition)1490 - Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign (Second Edition)
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This is a second generation tin sign - the first was enamel. It is 17.5 x 36". Undated. Excellent condition. Only one small hole. State:Arizon...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to b*******g for (300.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 363.00
 
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Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign1491 - Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign
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17.5 x 36". Made by Stonehouse of Denver, Colorado. c1910-1915. This is an older blue and white enamel. There is enamel damage at spots where i...
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Sold to F****e for (950.00 + 199.50) x 1 = 1,149.50
 
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Anamax Mining Company Sign1492 - Anamax Mining Company Sign
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Grey sign with black lettering: "WARNING / Dangerous Condition / Only Authorized Personnel / Shall enter This / Mining Operation / Unauthorized...
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Sold to f*****E for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign1493 - Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign
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Blue and white on tin. Stonehouse signs, Denver. Mine inspector not identified. 18 x 46". Goes down to the 39th level. Extremely nice condition...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to n*****1 for (475.00 + 99.75) x 1 = 574.75
 
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Bright Red Arizona mine Bell Signal Sign1494 - Bright Red Arizona mine Bell Signal Sign
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Goes to seventh level. No damage, possibly never used. Choice. 18 x 36". Circa 1910-1915. State:Arizona City: Date: ID#45928
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Sold to y**********j for (600.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 744.00
 
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“Danger In and Around Inactive Mine” Sign1495 - “Danger In and Around Inactive Mine” Sign
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Arizona. Circa 1970s. White paper and frame, 16 x 20". State:Arizona City: Date:c1970's ID#45957
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Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
Sold to J**********a for (25.00 + 5.25) x 1 = 30.25
 
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Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign1496 - Arizona Mine Bell Signal Sign
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White and black on sheet metal. Shows levels down to the 50 level. By Stonehouse signs, Denver. Specific mine inspector not listed. Circa 1920. State
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Sold to J**********a for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
 
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Argonaut Mine, Jackson, California Mine Bell Signal Sign1497 - Argonaut Mine, Jackson, California Mine Bell Signal Sign
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Large paper sign goes to the 6450 level. Circa 1960. Frame. 15 x 37". The Argonaut Mine is a gold mine. The deposit was discovered 1850 and was...
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Sold to r******h for (160.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 193.60
 
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Mining and Scientific Press Mine Bell Signal Sign1498 - Mining and Scientific Press Mine Bell Signal Sign
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Signal sign on cloth. Made by Mining and Scientific Press, San Francisco. Circa 1925. Used in Nevada County, California. Goes to the 2000 level. Thumb
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Sold to g*****9 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Bell Signal Signs1499 - Bell Signal Signs
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Lot of two: 1) Ivory enamel, black lettering, 9 x 6 inches. U.S. Mining and Smelting, Utah. "HANDS OFF / this bell / for cage tender only.&...
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Sold to b*******g for (180.00 + 37.80) x 1 = 217.80
 
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Shaft Bells for Cagers Only1500 - Shaft Bells for Cagers Only
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Metal sign by Stonehouse, Denver. Notice Shaft bells for cagers use only. 10 x 14", excellent condition. The location used is unknown. State:C...
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Sold to b*******g for (120.00 + 25.20) x 1 = 145.20
 
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