Holabird to auction objects from SS Central America shipwreck this fall

This brass name tag and set of keys for SS Central America Purser Edward W. Hull may have unlocked a room where Gold Rush treasure cargo was secured on the ship. Photo credit: Holabird Western Americana Collections

 

This brass name tag and set of keys for SS Central America Purser Edward W. Hull may have unlocked a room where Gold Rush treasure cargo was secured on the ship. Photo credit: Holabird Western Americana Collections
This brass name tag and set of keys for SS Central America Purser Edward W. Hull may have unlocked a room where Gold Rush treasure cargo was secured on the ship. Photo credit: Holabird Western Americana Collections

RENO, Nev. – After a century and a half on the ocean floor, nearly a thousand historic California Gold Rush-era sunken treasure items from the 1857 sinking of the fabled Ship of Gold, the S.S. Central America, have been brought together again, cataloged and conserved for upcoming public displays. Many of them will be shown for the first time at collectors’ shows across the country, then offered in public auctions planned for October and November by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC.

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Clipper ship card to set sail at PBA Galleries May 5 auction

Gold rush-era clipper ship sailing card, est. $10,000-$15,000
Gold rush-era clipper ship sailing card, est. $10,000-$15,000
Gold rush-era clipper ship sailing card, est. $10,000-$15,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries announces an auction of Americana – Travel – World History – Cartography to take place Thursday, May 5. The sale includes more than 500 lots of interesting and valuable material relating to California, the Americas and the far reaches of the globe. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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