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Mining Collectibles

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Excellent Traveling Scales
$210.00
Tin box has virtually all the exterior Japanning. Wear to blue painted interior. Brass pans, iron balance bar. 6 weights, 5 are TROY marked weights for PRECIOUS METALS (rarer than apothacary scales). 6 1/2" x 3". (Cat. #16120)
Sale: Was $275.00, now $210.00
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Miner's Pocketed Belt
$450.00
6 small flap pockets & 1 large one with snap closures. A long cloth billet & 1892 patent metal catch has a flower design. Maker marked from Des Moines, IA. Holds gold dust, nuggets. A place for folded currency & other papers. Belt 29" (plus billet). Exc. cond. (Cat. #16560)
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Doeskin Poke
$240.00
Fringed on bottom, cotton pull at opening. 1 small hole near opening. 8" x 3 1/4". Definitely old. 
(Cat. #14051) Sale: Was $400.00, $295.00 now $240.00
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Gold Rush Money/Bullion Belt
$745.00
2 elongated doeskin sections, each has several compartments with cloth edged flaps & glass buttons (1 gone). 2 elastic (invented 1820's) strips divide sections. Two cloth shoulder straps to ease strain of gold dust/nuggets. 3 buckles show "Patent 1855". Several pockets have outlines from $20 gold coins! The condition is outstanding. Slight soiling and use. (Cat. #13951) 
Sale: Was $1,100.00, $950.00 now $745.00
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Sample Miners Pail
$490.00
Oval shape with perfect bail handle. Top cap a handled cup. Larger lid is removed to access 2 sizes of shallow food bowls plus more space below bowls. Embossed "LISK", a Maltese Cross on sides. Virtually all bright plating. Scarce in this size. 
2 1/8" w. x 3 1/4" l. x 3 1/4" h. (Cat. #16732)
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Enameled Mine Rescue Fob
$145.00
Bronze, scalloped edges & original strap. White fire enamel field under "Mine Rescue Contest** San Francisco 1915" & bust of miner wearing a breathing apparatus. Back: engraved monogram & BB size ding. Probably a contest at the 1915 S.F. Panama Pacific Expo. (Cat. #15487)
Sale: Was $250.00,
$180.00 now $145.00
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Mining Document Box
$160.00
Black painted metal box shows average wear. A keyed box (no key); company initials on end. "Curtis S. (silver?) Mine" on front. 14" l. x 10" d. x 6" h. (Cat. #16241)
Sale: Was $225.00, now $160.00
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Superior California Gold Quartz Stickpin:
$300.00
Beautiful 19th Century example fashioned into a closed book motif with alternating patters of white and gray gold quartz. The pin and gold frame will test 10k-14k. Housed in a vintage jewelry case. (GL-7)
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Miniature Mining Safety Lamp
$89.00
Detailed brass miner's safety style lamp (this style has flame within a glass protected area). Brass base has 4 columns & a glass cylinder over a red inside "flame". Also, 4 columns above enclose wire mesh screen for air intake. A brass cap & wire. Non-working. 1 1/4" H. (Cat. #13930)
Sale: Was $160.00,
$120.00 now $89.00
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Mining Convention Badge
$95.00
2 piece. Top bar: embossed mining scene, 2 flags. Enameled "Delegate" & "U.M.C. of America, 8 Hours". (United Mine Workers), clasped hands. Bottom medal: heart shaped with scene of kneeling miner hugging a child. Has most gild finish. 
C.1910. 1 5/8" x 3 3/8", maker marked. (Cat. #15334)
Sale: Was $125.00, now $95.00
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