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THE SPEARMINT GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the
State of Arizona - What a great name for a gold mine! This
operation was located somewhere in Colorado. Office at Denver,
Colorado. Signed by A. L. Arnold as president. Printed by THE W.H. KISTLER STAT'Y CO., DENVER. Price - $72.00
THE STAR OF THE WEST MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under
the Laws of the State of Colorado - This one looks even better in
person. The seal, border and background design are all printed in
shiny-gold ink. This was a Cripple Creek gold mine located on Mineral Hill.
Owned the Star of the West and Elkhorn claims. Company office at
Colorado Springs. Unissued. (Dated 189_) Price - $55.00
1890s THE UTE PASS LAND AND WATER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - El Paso County. Ute Pass
was a station on the Colorado Midland Railway. Starting in 1888, The
Colorado Midland Railway ran tracks through Ute Pass connecting to the
mines in Leadville, Aspen and later Cripple Creek. In 1890, the company
began development of a summer resort community, complete with homes,
cottages, made-made lakes and the Ute Hotel. Caption beneath the
vignette reads: "FERN CANON", UTE PARK. Two more pictures on the
reverse side show the PINE GROVE ON MOUNTAIN ROAD, UTE PARK and UTE
PASS from a different perspective. Shiny-gold seal. Offered 8,000
shares worth $100 each. Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This area is now called Chipita Park. Unissued. (Dated 189_)
Price - $69.00
1882 THE PARIS CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY OF COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Very rare Leadville, Colorado stock certificate.
Stock number 35, issued for 100 shares valued at $10.00 each. Bold,
shiny-gold background print. Unique vignette shows a beautiful mountain
scene with steam locomotive traveling through the center. Another
picture on the right side shows a group of early miners working in a
shaft. Printed by the St. Louis Bank Note Company. Price - $350
THE OCEAN WAVE SILVER MINING COMPANY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -
Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Illinois - Very ornate
stock certificate with green underprint. This obscure gold and silver
mine was located in Custer County, Colorado. Reverse side contains a fourth detailed mining vignette. Unissued. Dated 188_ Price - $75.00
THE PITTSBURG CONSOLIDATED MINING, MILLING AND TUNNEL COMPANY -
Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - I
found a July 1902 edition of the Pittsburg Press (newspaper) that
included a promotional ad for the company. The following is an excerpt:
An organization composed of Pittsburg bankers, manufacturers and
businessmen, owning one of the finest mining propositions in all
Colorado. The company's property consists of 25 lode claims. About 125
acres of rich mineral lands situated near Idaho Springs, Colorado right in the center of the Colorado Gold Belt. The Pittsburg Transportation Tunnel is now into Bellevue Mountain. The company has good water rights on Fall River, which runs through the property. Office at Pittsburg, Pennsylvannia. Price - $85.00
WHITE CROSS COPPER COMPANY - Incorporated in October of 1916 Under the
Laws of the State of Delaware - The White Cross mined gold, silver,
copper and zinc. Property located in Hinsdale County, Colorado. Signed by H. P. Sturgis as secretary and Thos. H. Eaton
as vice president. The certificate was printed by the Franklin Lee
Division - American Bank Note Co. New York. 100 shares issued to Waters & Birdsall. Price - $72.00
1907 THE PIERCE SUPPLY COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1907) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This is the very first stock certificate issued by the company - #1. PIERCE, COLORADO
stamped in the corporate seal. Weld County. Beautiful "Old West"
design. Along with this stock, I will include the actual CERTIFICATE OF
INCORPORATION for the Pierce Supply Company, issued in June of 1907.
Here is a short excerpt: "Dealing in hardware, lumber and building
materials, coal and grain and other merchandise, buying and selling and
dealing in all kinds of real estate". It went on to say that the
company would build buildings such as stores, houses and warehouses.
Buying and selling stocks & bonds and other negotiable paper from
other companies, livestock, tires and even loaning money. I'm not sure
how successful the company was... but they sure had big plans! The
directors were: John E. Shafer, Bert A. Shafer, Walter Spencer and Gabriel Jones. Shares were valued at a whopping $100 each. Price (for both documents) - $225
1901 THE EMMA AIMEE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT printed in large letters in the background. Certificate issued to S. J. Burris for 5,000 shares (he signed the reverse). Signed by Will J. Mathews as secretary and Clay H. White as president. Owned the Emma Aimee mining claim on Ironclad Hill. Office at Colorado Springs. Price - $110
THE ARNO GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State
of Colorado - This scarce stock certificate is from the short-lived
town of Anaconda, Colorado.
Due to profitable mines in the area, it was a bustling community for a
while. In 1893, Anaconda had 3 saloons: Good's Place, Mayer & Cook
and Page & Allen. Anaconda became incorporated in 1894. A fire that
started in a meat market destroyed most of the town in 1904 and
Anaconda was never rebuilt. Certificate issued to L. M. Hall for 1,000 shares. Signed by John Sharpe as company president. John Sharpe was also one of the directors of the McKinney Extension Gold Mining Company. Authentic ghost town document! Price - $220
1881 THE WESTERN UNION PLACER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - ***Rare certificate.
Early stock #10. I am only aware of one other example from this
company, which was stock #11. Shiny gold/copper colored corporate seal.
Issued to the company president, E. H. Rankin for 1,000 shares valued at $10 each. J. C. Davidson, secretary. Placer gold mining operation. Office at Denver, Colorado. Price - $325
THE LITTLE MAN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under
the Laws of the State of West Virginia - This was a Cripple Creek, Colorado gold mine. Issued to Rittenhouse & Brown
for 1,000 shares valued at one cent each. Office at Colorado Springs.
Price - $85.00
1884 THE SILVER RIDGE MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Certificate #40. Issued to Ellis A. Hallett for 25 shares worth $10 each. The comany seal is clearly punched in to the lower-left corner. Signed by Geo. B. Buckman as secretary and J. L. Marstin as president. Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Price - $95.00
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1897 THE UNION GOLD MINING COMPANY - MINES AT CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
(printed on left side) Scarce and ornate company check. This is the
same design that was used on the stock certificates. Company name
printed over a ribbon of shiny-gold ink and surrounded by flowers.
Check for $53.79 payable to Mitchell & McCall. Account was at the EL PASO COUNTY BANK, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. Signed by company treasurer, H. L. Morse. Price - $46.00
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OLD WEST HISTORY STORE
1901 THE GRAFTON CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Leadville, Colorado - This company had property in Poverty Gulch - Lake County.
Price - $120
1904 BANK OF OURAY - LARGE-SIZED BANK DRAFT - Colorado - Very detailed Chief Ouray vignette.
Price - $39.00
189_ THE BEAVERDALE PLACER MINING COMPANY - Colorado (unissued 1890s) Price - $42.00
188_ THE DENVER CIRCLE REAL ESTATE COMPANY - Colorado (1880s)
Price - $55.00
THE CANTERBURY MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1900) Under the Laws of Wyoming - MINES LOCATED AT LEADVILLE, COLORADO.
Unique vignette shows the "Canterbury Cathedral, England". Issued for
5,000 shares valued at 10 cents each. Affixed to the reverse are (6)
documentary stamps - series of 1898. This was a silver mining
operation. The company owned 60 acres of land on Canterbury Hill,
located 1.5 miles north of Leadville. Attractive red seal. Price - $150
THE BUFFALO & CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Colorado - This
is an application for stock in the company. Owned the Winner Lode Claim
containing 7 acres and the Winner Tunnel site.
Price - $29.00
1896 THE ACACIA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (1895) in Colorado - BURNS & MORNING STAR MINES AT CRIPPLE CREEK printed below title. Issued to William A. Otis & Co. for 6,500 shares. Mr. Otis
was a prominent Colorado Springs businessman and investor involved
with many early Cripple Creek mines. Owned 20 acres on Bull Hill.
Printed by the Western Litho. Co. Denver. Price - $62.00
TROPHY MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New
York - I found two different sources that placed this mine at Leadville, Colorado. This stock certificate was issued to company president, Herbert R. Smith.
Price - $95.00
THE REBECCA GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Cripple Creek, Colorado - 25
share certificate with payment coupons attached to bottom. The left
side is printed in English and the right in French. Reverse printed in bright-red ink. Main office was in
Denver, Colorado. Owned the Rebecca and C.O.D. Mining Claims located in
Poverty Gulch. Price - $69.00
THE CYMRIC GOLD MINING ASSOCIATION - Incorporated Under the Laws of
Arizona - Certificate issued for 2,000 shares. After much research, I
found that this gold mine was located on a mountain in Clear Creek County, Colorado.
The Cymric Tunnel was on the east bank of Silver Creek at an elevation
of 8,600 feet. Other mines in the area included the Blue Ridge and Big
Horn. While researching this obscure mine, I found an actual early
photo showing the Cymric Mine entrance on a snowy mountainside. The
blacksmith shop and tailings pile are also visible. I will include a
copy of the photo with the stock certificate. John L. Roberts, secretary and Hugh R. Highes, vice president. Office at Denver, Colorado. The printer was THE W. H. KISTLER STATIONERY CO., DENVER. Price - $69.00
THE VICTOR GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Cripple Creek,
Colorado - Offices at Denver. 10 share certificate to bearer. The left side is printed in English and
the right in French. Some payment coupons are still attached to the
bottom. This company owned the Victor, Little Joe, Panther, and Victor
#2 claims - all situated on Bull Hill. Price - $75.00
THE CARBONATE HILL GOLD MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated
Dec. 3rd, 1895 in Colorado. This was a Cripple Creek operation. Owned
the New Year and Hustler Lodes on Copper Mountain. There was a shaft
house on the Hustler Lode. Main office at Colorado Springs. Price - $66.00
189_ THE CARBON GOLD PRECIPITANT COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Offices at Colorado Springs. Unissued, but if you hold it up to the light, the watermark reads 1892. Price - $39.00
THE ROCHESTER CONSOLIDATED MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated
Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Impressive over-sized
certificate with metallic shiny-gold corporate seal. Issued to Edward Gridley
for 30 shares. The date line says Rochester, New York. I couldn't find
much information about the company but one reference said there was
also an office at Ouray, Colorado. Signed by M. W. Sprague as president. Price - $169
1882 THE ANGLO AMERICAN MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of Illinois - Issued to James A. Bovett for 500 shares valued at $10 each. The Anglo American was a silver mine located in Summit County, Colorado.
Main picture shows a Bald Eagle with wings spread and in the
lower-right you will see and early miner with pickax and shovel taking
a break, while another miner pushes a wheelbarrow. Signed by B. Ray as vice president and D. Jackson, company secretary. An exeptional and scarce piece of Colorado mining history. Price - $495
BUCKEYE MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Mine located north of Tennessee
Pass on Buckeye Hill, about half a mile from Taylor. Owned the Henry
Dawson, Iron Queen and Golden King mining claims in Eagle County, Colorado.
This lode mine had quartz veins that contained mainly silver but also a
small amount of free milling gold. I recognized the presidents'
signature right away - M. M. Pomeroy.
I would recommend typing his name into Google for a full history. This
is the first certificate from the Buckeye MC I have seen. Price