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The Harrisburg Auction, Part II - Day 2 - Oct 9

Wednesday, October 09, 2013  |  7:00 AM Pacific
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Guernsey's will be following up the first Auction by selling an additional 1,000 unreserved lots of rare documents, historic correspondence, printed material, exceptional photographs, maps, rare book

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Document Signed Ephraim Douglass

Document Signed Ephraim Douglass

Lot # 8501 (Sale Order: 1 of 548)      

Revolutionary War soldier and secret agent to Indians. Handwritten and signed document by Ephraim Douglass, Fayette County, PA. March 29th, 1800. Order to select jury, with side notation of list of 32 prospective jurors. Indian trader, Quartermaster of 8th Regt. Penn. Line, taken prisoner at Bond Brook, NY and exchanged in 1780. Sent on a special secret mission by the Gov. among the northwest Indian tribes in 1782.†

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Revolutionary War Conn. Line Notes (2)

Revolutionary War Conn. Line Notes (2)

Lot # 8502 (Sale Order: 2 of 548)      

Pay documents #10820 and #5996. Dated June 1, 1782. Printed orm filled in with ink, "The State of Connecticut doth owe unto Capt. Silas Benton who hath fervered in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army the sum of sixty pounds twelve shillings. Signed by J Lawrence, Treasurer. Hole cancellation shows note was cashed.; Printed form filled in in ink, "The state of Connecticut doth owe unto David Hall who hath fervered in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army the sum of twelve pounds eight shillings sixpence" Signed by J Lawrence, Treasurer. Hole cancellation shows note was cashed. There are two items in the lot.

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James Abercromby Handwritten Land Grant

James Abercromby Handwritten Land Grant

Lot # 8503 (Sale Order: 3 of 548)      

1pg large folio manuscript land grant with lengthy endorsement by him on reverse as His Majesty's Justice of the Peace, Charleston, South Carolina, July 24, 1740. For a plantation of 500 acres of land in Collston County. He was Attorney General in Province of South Carolina but being unpopular returned to England in 1744 after he had accumulated large land holdings in the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River area. The lot is accompanied by a biographical sketch of Abercromby.

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1775 Act signed by John Penn Governor

1775 Act signed by John Penn Governor

Lot # 8504 (Sale Order: 4 of 548)      

41 page handwritten act for the support of the government for payment of public debt. Carried to and signed by Governor John Penn, PA. and John Morton, Speaker of the House.

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Leadsville Colorado Miners 1895 Ribbon

Leadsville Colorado Miners 1895 Ribbon

Lot # 8505 (Sale Order: 5 of 548)      

Cloud City Miners Union No33, Leadville Colorado Org. May 9th 1895. Pinback, imprinted on the back with same imformation. Included in the lot is a 20 star "stars and stripes" cloth boutonierre pin.†

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Rico Cornet Band Ribbon

Rico Cornet Band Ribbon

Lot # 8506 (Sale Order: 6 of 548)      

Cornet Band. Rico, Colorado. A "gold" cornet depicted on the tassel, decorated overlap at top.

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Knights of Pythia Delegate Ribbon

Knights of Pythia Delegate Ribbon

Lot # 8507 (Sale Order: 7 of 548)      

Clear Creek Lodge No. 9 Knights of Pythia Silver Plume, Colo with pinback. Reverse side imprinted, silver on blue "In Memoriam F.C.B., K.P. Clear Creek Lodge No 9, K. of P. Silver Plume, Colo. Excellent condition.

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Lake City Colorado Ephemera Lot

Lake City Colorado Ephemera Lot

Lot # 8508 (Sale Order: 8 of 548)      

Stereoview card, Lake City Colorado by Thos E Barnhouse and Co with ink ID at the back Stateon No. n taken from Lake City; a stereoview card, also Lake City by Barnhouse; a Lake House 1880 meal ticket for Mr Jackson; included in the lot is a Colorado _ Southern Railway first class passage ticket to Silver Plume.

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Photograph. Victims Primeco Mine Disaster

Photograph. Victims Primeco Mine Disaster

Lot # 8509 (Sale Order: 9 of 548)      

Bodies of Slovanian victims of the Primeco Mine district on drapped transfer wagons before being taken to the cemetary for burial. 5x6.75"

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Badge and RIbbon Arapahoe Lodge

Badge and RIbbon Arapahoe Lodge

Lot # 8510 (Sale Order: 10 of 548)      

Arapahoe Lodge No 540 B. of L. F+E. Denver, Colorado. Badge depicts locomotive. In memoriam is printed on reverse. Included in the lot is the original Demoulin Bros and Co envelope with advertisement for its line of badges and fraternal orders that are their clinets on the back.

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Brooklyn Athletic Club No. 1 Ribbon

Brooklyn Athletic Club No. 1 Ribbon

Lot # 8511 (Sale Order: 11 of 548)      

Ribbon and badge. Brooklyn Athletic Club No. 1. Silver Plume, Colorado. On original card and in original Whitehead and Hoag Co envelope with advertising.

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Leadsville Colorado Check and Envelopes

Leadsville Colorado Check and Envelopes

Lot # 8512 (Sale Order: 12 of 548)      

1889 check of H.R. Tomkins and Co. Hardwear and Mine Supplies, Leadville Aspen Silver Cliff drawn on Tremble and Hunter, Bankers. Included in the lot is a Leadville envelope of Bi-Metallic Smelting Co and Abbott, Woodward and Abbott Civil and Mining Engineers, Chemists - Lake City

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1897 Foresters of America Program

1897 Foresters of America Program

Lot # 8513 (Sale Order: 13 of 548)      

Official souvenier program of the Supreme Convention Foresters of America. Denver, Colorado 1897. With ads, portraits of principals and full page St James Hotel advertisement on the back cover. 20 pages with covers.

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1888 Tombstone Arizona Check

1888 Tombstone Arizona Check

Lot # 8514 (Sale Order: 14 of 548)      

Drawn on Cochise County Bank for $4.40 to Mr. WF Bradley, nedorsed. brandly was a Tombstone Stage Agent.

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A Perfect Diurnall London 1694

A Perfect Diurnall London 1694

Lot # 8515 (Sale Order: 15 of 548)      

Preserved under a transparent archival overlay. Excellent multi-page condition.

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Rare Photograph Hydraulic Mining

Rare Photograph Hydraulic Mining

Lot # 8516 (Sale Order: 16 of 548)      

At Brownsville, Butto county, California. This photo is shown in Wagner's "Gold Mining of California", page 31. The photo was also on display at Wells Fargo Bank History Room.

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Ben Holladay Handwritten Letter

Ben Holladay Handwritten Letter

Lot # 8517 (Sale Order: 17 of 548)      

On his letterhead, No. 88 Wall Street NY. Dated Nov. 26th, 1862 to Mr Nat Stern. "...I enclose your pass from Denver.. and Return" Signed "Yours Truly, Ben Halladay"

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Funeral Fees for Texas Prostitue C 1888

Funeral Fees for Texas Prostitue C 1888

Lot # 8518 (Sale Order: 18 of 548)      

On the letterhead of J.B. Kattenhoff, Funeral Director, Undertaker and Embalmer. El Paso, Texas. C. 1888. A bill for perservation of body ($100); casket ($75); digging grave ($7); hairdresser ($5) and burial lot ($8).

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Colorado Mining Letter and Mine Deed (2)

Colorado Mining Letter and Mine Deed (2)

Lot # 8519 (Sale Order: 19 of 548)      

1881 letter from mine owwner, Alpine Colorado, re: mine shaft work. 8x5" with "Chalk Chreek Mines" printed logo; 1881 mine deed for Chaffee Co, Colorado mine with description of claim. 12x16" printed in ink. There are two items in the lot.

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The London Gazette C 1696, 1697 & 1743

The London Gazette C 1696, 1697 & 1743

Lot # 8520 (Sale Order: 20 of 548)      

From Monday January 11 to Thursday January 14, 1696 ( 2 pages, printed by Edw, Jones in the Savoy); From Thursday February 3 to Monday February 7, 1697 (2 pages); From Saturday March 3 to Tuesday March 6, 1743 (4 pages) . Three Gazettes in the lot.

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Wheelers Arizona Expedition

Wheelers Arizona Expedition

Lot # 8521 (Sale Order: 21 of 548)      

Pacific HQ order, March 29th 1871, naming items for the 3rd Cavalry escort for the Arizona Exploration expedition. 8x10"

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Texas Murder Indictment 1873

Texas Murder Indictment 1873

Lot # 8522 (Sale Order: 22 of 548)      

Murder indictment, issued in Hays County, Texas in 1873

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White River Massacre 1878

White River Massacre 1878

Lot # 8523 (Sale Order: 23 of 548)      

An 1878 letter from General WM Whipple notifying For Fred Steele, Wyoming commander HG Thomas that his trade with Major Thornberg has been ok'd. The latter became Ft. Steele post commander and the massacre resulted. 2 pages in ink.

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Texas History Journal C 1907

Texas History Journal C 1907

Lot # 8524 (Sale Order: 24 of 548)      

The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association. Volume X, January 1907, Number 3.

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Revelutionary War Pay Document 1781

Revelutionary War Pay Document 1781

Lot # 8525 (Sale Order: 25 of 548)      

Revolutionary War Pay Document for Col. Elija Mygatt, 1781. 2 sided, handwritten.

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