Oakland Hills Estate Sale! Historic GOLD RUSH Family! by Rick Hudson Estate Liquidation

Dates & Times (US/Pacific)

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sale Address

Sale Description

Oakland Hills Estate Sale! Historic GOLD RUSH Family! by Rick Hudson Estate Liquidation

Oakland, CA. 

(Address will be posted the day before the sale.)

Friday, February 9, 9:30am-4pm 

Saturday, February 10, 9:30am-4pm 

PARK LEGALLY and PLEASE do not block neighbors driveways. Two vehicles must be able to pass between parked vehicles at all times. Violators will not be allowed into the sale.

Do not disturb downstairs tenant or enter side yards of home. 

Home is fully alarmed and under 24 hr video surveillance. There is also a watchman residing at this house until the sale is over and the house is empty. Please do not disturb him. Small items of high value are stored off site at our banks safe deposit box.

We are honored to sell the contents of this historic California Gold Rush family estate. Within the estate you will find many original items from this family’s general store in San Andreas, Calaveras County and other treasures from their residences. The general store operated in business from the last quarter of the 19th century until the first quarter of the 20th century. Unbelievably, items from this general store are still in great condition.   

Sale includes, but is not limited to:

Bronze by Edme Dumont, Milo of Criton

Statue by Pierre Aubert

Oil on canvas by Robert Gemmell Hutchison

1890’s oil on canvas, still life

Large turn of the century Commissioners Official Railway Map of California

Panoramic hand tinted photograph of the Carquinez Bridge on the Pacific Highway

Boudoir cabinet card photographs, portraits, dags, and tintypes

Multiple large format antique photographs of gold country and mining subject matter

Avant-garde painting on canvas by Ivar 

Many original prints by Maxfield Parrish

Framed color print of Joaquin Murrieta

Large aerial photograph of Lake Merritt and West Oakland area with San Francisco in the background, signed by Copeland

Advertising memorabilia and items from the San Andreas general store

Putnam Fadeless Dyes-Tints store advertising display cabinet

Coca-Cola metal sign/thermometer (missing mercury thermometer)

19th century Porter, Slessinger & Co. (San Francisco) Boots and Shoes store advertising sign/litho and reverse glass sign

Late 19th century reverse glass advertising for J.B. Pace Tobacco Company, Kentucky Smile, by Tuchfarber Co.

Circa 1900 A Fenkhausen & Co. advertising litho/sign with embossed/relieved company name on frame for Pure Old Tennessee White Rye Whiskey, San Francisco, California, made by Schmidt Litho Co.

1884 Spruance, Stanley & Co. Kentucky Favorite Old Bourbon Whiskey paper sign made by Bosqui Eng. & Print Co. S.F

Circa 1900 reverse glass advertising sign La Estrella Clear Havana Cigars only, Edoardo H. Gato, Key West Florida. By Denzi & Phillips, 24 Dey St. N.Y. 

Two Late 19th century Porter, Slessinger & Co.  Boots and Shoes reverse glass advertising signs with photographic Victorian era lady (two varieties of the sign)

All original J&P Coats Spool Cotton store display cabinets, four varieties at this estate

Corticelli’s Spool Silk general store cabinet

The Patti Cigarettes paper advertising sign, by Lith Britton & Rey S.F., as-is

Late 19th century Java & Costa Rica coffee metal advertising store display cabinet

Multiple antique die cut advertising calendars for general stores in Calaveras County including Agostini’s

Antique Garage for Rent glass sign

Vintage notary sign

Vintage/antique Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa brass sign/calendar

Late 19th century Stockton Milling Co. litho-/advertising sign

Capsheaf Safety Pins glass store display box

J&P Coats spool cotton paper litho-advertising signs, Cultures of the World and the other black Americana subject matter

Turn of the century C.C. Morse & Co. San Francisco California Seeds paper litho-advertising sign

Late 19th century Clark’s Spool Cotton paper litho advertising store sign, “My mama wants a spool of Clark’s Spool Cotton”

1923 Coca-Cola paper litho-calendar/store advertising sign

Circa 1910 Kodak advertising paper sign

Antique general store advertising cabinet, The Diamond Dyes

Gold Dust Soap paper advertisement

1925 California State Fair, Sacramento, Cal, advertising litho-/poster

Paper millinery advertisement, Gage Brothers

Antique paper advertising Buckingham & Hecht $3.50 shoes for women

1912 Capital Candy and Cracker Co., Sacramento Cal, paper litho advertising sign/calendar

Antique stitched fabric August Flower German Syrup advertising mirror/sign

1925 Calaveras Garage advertising calendar/sign

Antique paper litho sign Herald Publishing Company, Sheboygan Wisconsin

1918 Grand Bakery Staple and Fancy Groceries Confectionery, Angels Camp, Cal, calendar/sign

Pedro Cut Plug smoking tobacco tin

Three States Mixture tobacco tin

Richmond Straight Cut tobacco tin

Other tobacco tins

Gold related collectibles 

19th century steel lockbox/safe with key

Acrylic and brass cased presentation including five vermeil  Agricultural Society medals, three scales, scale box, ore/gold quartz specimens, cup weights, etc. This scale is the original scale from Agostini’s general store in San Andreas used to weigh gold for trade that came to the store from local miners.

Collection of 24 vermeil (gold washed silver) California State Agricultural Society medals

Large gold/quartz specimen

Gold nugget specimens

Large crystal specimen

Two petrified wood specimens 

Antique Calaveras County drink/trade tokens

Good for one drink Courthouse Saloon, San Andreas, pocket mirror

Jewelry and coins

Victorian gold brooch with miniature portrait

10k, 14k, and 18k rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc., some with diamonds, garnets, amethyst, pearls, jade, opal, smokey topaz, sapphires, ruby, lapis, cameo, and more 

14k princess ring

Heavy 14k bracelet with gambling charms

Plain 14k bands

14k stoneless ring/mounts, add your own stone.

14k baseball motif belt buckle

10k, 14k, and 18k pendants, brooches, lockets, and pins of many types, some with pearls, jewels, diamonds, enamel, globe, ram, automobile, floral, water well, dice, cross, etc.

14k pockets watch(es)

Ladies 14k 17j diamond and ruby wristwatch 

14k white gold watchband

14k clover money clip

Gold nugget specimen stickpins

14k Judaic related jewelry items

Round diamond in 14k prong setting (.3ct)

14k gold Eversharp Skyline fountain pen and pencil

1914-S $20 Saint Gaudens U.S. gold coin with 14k bezel

1913 $2.50 Indian Head U.S. gold coin with 14k bezel

1849 $1.00 Type 1 Liberty Head U.S. gold coin with 14k bezel

1899 $5.00 Eagle/Liberty Head U.S. gold coin with 14k bezel

5g Credit Suisse .999 gold ingot

Sterling silver rings, brooches, pins, etc.

Military items

19th century painting of Mexican coat of arms on fabric

1884 Soldier’s Handbook

Flying Tigers Blood Chit

Bag lot with military bomber patch and other military items

Two World War II Japanese signed meatball prayer flags

Japanese (Guam) soldier defeat painting on handkerchief

48 star US flag

Books on military subjects

Vintage “Jam your cigarette butts on this rat” (anti Japanese/Nazi German) ashtray

Swords and knives

1st model German Luftwaffe sword

Chinese Jian paired swords with jewel inset eel skin scabbard

French bayonet

Fraternal sword

Naval dress sword

Fine 19th century dagger, probably French

Southeast Asian dagger/knives

Pocket knives

1851 Colt Navy percussion revolver, manufactured in 1853

19th century European rifle with stag head carving on stock, as-is wall hanger

Fine and very beautiful .900 silver India tea service, elephant/jungle motif, probably Bombay or Calcutta

Sterling overlay perfume/bath bottles

Sterling silver child’s cups

Sterling silver relieved floral calendar

Small sterling silver Art Nouveau woman and peacock frame

Sterling silver nut dishes and compote

Sterling silver lidded glass jars

Sterling silver napkin rings

Sterling silver match safes

Sterling silver comb set

Tiffany and Co. sterling silver note holder

Sterling silver shoe horn

Sterling silver triple stack teapot 

Sterling silver relieved floral brushes

Sterling silver brush with Art Nouveau woman relief

Sterling silver salt cellars

Sterling silver pillbox

Sterling souvenir spoons

Sterling silver toast rack

Silver plate figural napping rings

Furniture and Lighting

Marble top and brass wall bracket

Bombay style three drawer chest

Circa 1900 American oak mirror back hutch

Bradley & Hubbard slag glass table lamp, some cracks to slag glass

Cased glass desk lamp

Antique (glass front and sides) mahogany display cabinet

Antique store display cabinet from the general store in San Andreas, small scale

Table top dealers glass display cabinet with glass shelves (good for show vendors)

Marble top pedestal

Antique walnut wall mirror

1920’s French vitrine display cabinet

Circa 1900 American oak side-by-side secretary/display cabinet

1900 Victorian style center table

Fine German Black Forest chairs and tea table

Marble top parlor/pedestal table

Two marble top fluted/painted Corinthian column pedestals

1920’s/30’s marble top forged iron console table

Large/heavy scale antique Victorian walnut mirror with grape and fruit motif

Duncan Phyfe/Federal style mahogany dining table with six chairs, pads, and leaves

Marble top credenza 

Antique American oak bookcase with curtain rod holders

Art Deco era French/English full size bed with rails

Six drawer chest with marble top

Mahogany drop leaf side table concealing a Bendix 646A radio and speaker, drawer knobs are the volume and tuner!

Antique oak lawyers stacking bookcases by Macey

French style needlepoint armchair

Nice heavy antique oak armchair

Antique barrel chair

Vintage drop leaf table with drawer

Vintage French style ottoman with needlepoint

Outstanding circa 1920 flamed mahogany partners desk

Antique Victorian trunk/chest

Small scale mahogany bookcase

Cherry end table

Vintage walnut roll-around office armchair

Ebonized Queen Anne style caned back arm chair

1920’s/30’s velvet tassel daybed with bolsters and matching drapes, drapes sold separately

Antique Victorian oak easel

Contemporary mahogany finish bookcases

Multiple antique ceiling mounted light fixtures

Brass chandelier

Distressed leather sofa and matching love seat by American Leather Co.

Contemporary mahogany two drawer stand/side table

Antique oak library steps

Vintage Federal style mahogany flip-top game table

Vintage small scale walnut console with one drawer

Mahogany nightstand

Antique oak piano stool with glass ball and claw feet

Large glass top coffee table with brushed gold metal base

Large wall mirrors with nice 2 inch bevel and white painted rope style frames

Antique oak and gesso framed mirror

Outdoor iron furniture including table and four chairs, two lounges, nesting tables, and glider

Antique metal adjustable stool

Antique Oriental/Persian Lilihan area rug

Vintage Chinese scatters/small carpets

Antiques & collectibles 

Antique 1 cent gumball machine 

Cyprian Agostini’s 19th century branding iron (San Andreas, Calaveras County ranch)

Cast iron bulldog doorstops

Art Deco era bakelite desk clocks

Tin litho toys

Vintage megaphones

Vintage chrome Mack bulldog floor standing ashtray

Pair of antique green glass lusters

Antique Victorian style mantle clock

Glass; Lalique, Bohemian, carnival, cut glass/crystal, Eickholt, Mary Gregory, Bristol, and more

Quezel pulled feather art glass lamp shades

Nippon scenic tapestry vase

Moorcroft cup and saucer

Hummel figurines, some early marks

Lladro dentist figuring

Porcelain pillboxes

Collection of vintage/antique marbles

Fenton Fern and Daisy cranberry picture

Cranberry swirl picture

Victorian s/p ruffle rim bride’s basket

Satin glass

Pink transferware pitcher

Royal Doulton pitcher

Large American Belleek rose painted sphere vase

Large Weller Louwelsa pot

Nicer cups and saucers

RS Prussia, Limoges, flow blue/transferware

15 inch tall Silver Crest trophy for mineral exhibit

Framed antique keys

Few linens and lace tablecloths

Antique brass ships wheel

Brass diving helmet

Vintage brass ships telegraph/engine order with lantern

Bronze medallions

Opera glasses

Murano glass mirror/frame

Store display candy jar



Few antique tools

Primitive antique kitchen general store items

Vintage and antique advertising household product containers

Fountain pens with 14k nibs

Political buttons and memorabilia collection

Framed “for president Benjamin Harrison for vice President Levi Morton” campaign handkerchief

Lot/collection of fraternal ribbons, IOOF, etc.

Stereoviewer or and stereoscope cards

Antique long case Ansonia clock

Antique Ansonia Fulton Strike mantle clock

Edison 2/4 minute model A cylinder player with metal horn and lid

Antique Sonora upright phonograph

Edison cylinder phonograph with smaller horn, missing lid

Edison cylinder Blue Amberol collection and glass front display cabinet, over 165 cylinders included!

Edison Home Shaving Machine and accessories in great shape!

Linenoid phonograph horn

Collection of Edison, Victor, and other talking machine disks

Symphony talking machine 

Antique brass candlestick telephone and bell box

Graff’s kerosene lamp

Native American Indian baskets, probably Washoe

Victorian silver plated castor/condiment set

1929 California license plate


Victorian era fire tools


Gilt desk clock with winged cherubs

Antique English barometer

Fur cape and fur jacket

Paper and ephemera items

1923 red seal $1 bill

1914 blue seal $50 bill in frame

Buckfield Copper Mining Company stock from 1865

1865 mining claim of French Gulch, Calaveras County

Our Gang fun kit

Early comics including December 1936 New Comics Xmas Number, John Hicks Scrapbook number one, and Tip Top Comics number one (April) issue

Collection of Victorian era advertising/trade cards

Box lot of paper ephemera

Wells, Fargo & Co. Express shipment receipts from 1866 and 1879 (Pony Express)

Framed Regular Democratic Ticket from 1884

1868 and 1874 California liquor licenses

Framed 1904 calendar set by Bertha Stuart, Chinese children subject matter

1897 San Andreas fire department certification litho-

1874 United States of California notary certificate signed by Newton Booth

Framed State of California Executive Department documents signed by Governor George Stoneman and other historic CA individuals

Arial photographic mosaic map of University of California by Air Corpse 1928

Framed political memorabilia including Women Suffrage postcard and Roosevelt ephemera

Hand written 1870 subscription for donations to build a school at French Gulch

1939 Worlds Fair prints

Variety of books

Sports collectibles

Original supplement to the Sporting News, Babe Ruth, 1926

Collection of 1960’s to late 1970’s baseball cards, mostly topps

Collection of Oakland A’s Athletics programs and baseballs

Collection of Oakland Raiders photographs

Topps coins

and more!

All prices are firm the first day of sale. On the second day of the sale, all items will be 30% off the marked price with the exception of items containing silver or gold, these items will be 10% off. If the discount schedule does not work for you, we will have an “offers” box you may submit your private offers into for our review at the end of each day. If your offer is the highest on that particular item, we will give you a call and let you know.

The amount of space for customers is limited in the front room containing the jewelry and small items of high value. We will be limiting the amount of people in this room. This room should accommodate about 10 people at a time.

Methods of payment: Cash, Credit Card, or Check if we know you well. Cash will expedite the payment process.

Remember that sales tax will be collected if you do not provide a valid California Resale Permit Number. Sales tax rate in Oakland is 9.25%.

We will try and open a little early if there are many people waiting outside and our staff is ready.

No early sales. (Meaning not before we open on Friday morning.) 

First come first serve.

Rain or Shine! 

Please do not remove price tags from any items. If you wish to buy an item place a “sold “ sticker (with your name and telephone number on it) to the desired item. Or write your name, telephone number, and SOLD on the price tag. All sold stickers must have a telephone number, if they do not, the item will not be considered sold. Do not put a sold sticker or write SOLD on any item that you are not 100% sure about buying. 

Please bring help if you plan to buy large furniture or heavy items. Bring your own furniture pads (blankets) too. Also, please bring your own shopping bags/boxes.

Please remember that all items are sold as-is with no returns. We are a true estate liquidation company and have no way to credit or reimburse customers as the estates are paid immediately after the sale. 

There are no restrooms available for use at this home.


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