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More artifacts from the S.S. Central America, which sank in 1857, will be auctioned March 4 in Reno

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Holabird Western Americana Collections will conduct the final auction of historic items recovered from the 1857 sinking of the legendary "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America, representing a time capsule of Gold Rush life.

RENO, Nev. - eTradeWire -- The second and final auction of never-before-offered, historic California Gold Rush artifacts recovered from the 1857 sinking of the fabled "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America, will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023. It will be conducted in Reno, Nevada and online by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC (HolabirdAmericana.com)

The public auction features exquisite Gold Rush jewelry; vintage clothing including an early Brooks Brothers shirt; ship's objects such as cabin and dining plates, bowls, and bottles; a recovered porthole; the only still-intact Gold Rush treasure shipment box; and an intriguing 1850's photograph of an unknown young woman now nicknamed "Mona Lisa of the Deep."

The six-ton remote-controlled submersible scientists successfully used between 1988 and 1991 to locate and retrieve the Central America's legendary sunken treasure nearly a mile-and-a-half under the Atlantic Ocean will also be offered.

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"This is the last opportunity for collectors to acquire previously unoffered, historic artifacts from what Life magazine proclaimed, 'America's greatest treasure.' The 420 lots in the auction represent an incredible time capsule of the California Gold Rush-era," said Fred Holabird, president Holabird Western Americana Collections.

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC has prepared an extensive catalog with many illustrations of the S.S. Central America recovery operations in 3-D. Copies of the March 2023 auction catalog are available for $100 each with the price refundable with any purchase from the auction.

For additional information about the auction, visit Holabird Western Americana Collections of Reno, Nevada at www.HolabirdAmericana.com, call 775-851-1859, or email info@holabirdamericana.com.

Fred Holabird

Source: Holabird Western Americana Collections
Filed Under: Event, Auction

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