Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 6

Lot 1058

Early Commerce of San Francisco. Collection of Bill Heads from San Francisco in the 1800's. Picturesque collection of seventeen decorative Bill Heads from the mid- to late-1800's that provide a vivid account of commerce in San Francisco in the 19th Century. Included are large shipping bills for freight, lengthy enumerated receipts for a farrago of dry goods, an early steerage ticket for steamship passage on the America, ornate bills for Hardware, Carriage Implements, Iron Frame Railroad Track, Furniture, Harnesses, Saddlery, and Leaf Tobacco, Utilities, and more. Also included are two unusual bill heads from the United States Government, one for "Extra Services rendered as Blacksmith showing public Animals" for the U.S. Army, and another from the U.S. Mint, being a "Memorandum of Gold Bullion deposited at the Mint," which records the deposit of $395 in gold coin. There are also two early bank checks, and an early holograph receipt, dated "New York, December 2, 1772" for "One thousand Cocoa to grind into Chocolate." Almost all the bill heads are decorated with fine engravings, and are in very good to very fine condition.

Also included in this lot is a printed booklet from the same period, entitled The Vigilance Committee of 1856, Fifty-eight pages, San Francisco, 1890, published by James H. Barry, written "By A Pioneer California Journalist," being the first account of the Vigilance Committee written by someone who was not a member. Covers somewhat ragged, otherwise fine. Fine.
Estimated Value $150-UP.

Realized $86

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