1904 THE PINE CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Bold title with bright, shiny-gold corporate seal and underprint. Pine Creek Mining District, Gilpin County, Colorado. Office at Denver.   Price - $85.00

1904 THE PINE CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Gilpin County, Colorado
1890s THE YELLOW BOY GROUP MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1891) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Aspen, Colorado printed on the date line. Certificates from Aspen are tough to find and are always in high demand. Except for the stock number, the entire certificate was printed with bright, shiny-gold ink, which is quite unusual. It is much more attracive in person, since scanners do not pick up shiny ink very well. I found very little information about the company. This was of course Pitkin County, Colorado. B. Clark Wheeler was the mine manager. The office was on Mineral Palace Block in Aspen. Unissued (Dated 189_)   Price - $75.00

1890s THE YELLOW BOY GROUP MINING COMPANY - Aspen, Colorado - Pitkin County
Early 1900s THE GOLD PICK MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - The graphics on this certificate are amazing! Notice the "Gold Pick" running through the company title. The round seal and the head of the pickax are a shiny-gold color. In the background you can see mountains and a miner pushing an ore cart out of a timbered mine tunnel. A sign that says GOLD PICK directly above.
 
The Gold Pick was in operation around 1903 in Gunnison County, Colorado. Although unissued, this certificate was signed by company president, N. F. Patterson. Another name that came up in my research was D. S. Young, who was the secretary. It was not uncommon for company directors to sign a number of stock certificates in advance. Shares were valued at just one cent each. Reverse side is dated 190_ .   Price - $75.00

Early 1900s THE GOLD PICK MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Gunnison County, Colorado

1920 THE MIDWEST POTATO HARVESTER COMPANY - Ault, Colorado

1905 THE CAMPBELL SYSTEM FARMING ASSOCIATION - Denver, Colorado

1890s THE BUENA VISTA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado

1894 THE SPRINGDALE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - From the Ghost Town of Springdale, Colorado
1890s THE ISABELLA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE, EXCHANGEABLE ON DEMAND AFTER DEC. 28, 1895 (printed in bold red ink at the top). This variation of stock from the Isabella is much less common. Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cripple Creek Mining District. Claims included the Buena Vista, Smuggler, Cheyenne No. 1, Cheyenne No. 2, Bully, Tom Thumb, Snow Bird, Aspen, Jack Rabbit Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, Hope No. 2, Bouncer, Old Hickory, Valeria, Two J's, Hobo and Comet, all located on Bull Hill. Unissued.   Price - $69.00

1890s THE ISABELLA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek District, Colorado

1890s THE TRYOL AND VENICE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Colorado
1880s THE LEEDS MOUNTAIN GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Monarch Mining District, Chaffee County. My research indicated that the workings were near the town of Maysville, Colorado. Text on the reverse of certificate includes the names of the claims: Little Pearl, Silver Weight and the Worden Cave Lodes, all commonly known as the Worden Mines. Vignette apparently shows Leeds Mountain and ore  mill at the base. Also had an office at Topeka, Kansas. Mine manager was Wm. C. Gibbons. Unissued.   Price - $65.00

1880s THE LEEDS MOUNTAIN GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Chaffee County, Colorado

1880 THE LAWRENCE MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY - This was an early Leadville, Colorado silver mine. Beautiful vignette shows the rugged, snow-capped mountains in this part of Colorado. The town of Leadville is at an elevation of 10,152 feet. This stock certificate is signed by Oscar F. Fryers as secretary.  Shares were valued at $20 each. Printed by Collier & Cleaveland, Lith. Denver.   Price - $250
1880 THE LAWRENCE MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY - Leadville, Colorado
1910 THE SOUTHERN COLORADO PIONEERS ASSOCIATION - Pueblo, Colorado
1910 THE SOUTHERN COLORADO PIONEERS ASSOCIATION certificate of membership. Organized September 23rd, 1905 - Incorporated April 30th, 1908 - Seldom seen piece of western history. "This Certifies That Mr. Milton Yarberry became a resident of the Territory of Colorado on the 1st day of May 1864 and became a member of The Southern Colorado Pioneers Association on the 11th day of March 1910". The ornate gold seal was affixed at Pueblo, Colorado on March 20th, 1910. Signed by Chas. M. Kessler as secretary and John D. Miller, president. Amazing vignette covers almost half of the document - showing early pioneers traveling by covered wagon. Steam locomotive approaching in the distance. Quite large... measures about 13 x 10 & 3/4 inches. Comes with list of members including Mr. Milton Yarberry. First example I have seen!     SOLD 

1920 THE MIDWEST POTATO HARVESTER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado -  Stock certificate #14, issued to John E. Shafer for 200 shares. AULT, COLORADO printed beneath title. Signed by H. H. Bennett as president. Mr. Bennett was in the mining business as well - I have seen his signature a number of times on mining stocks. Ault, Colorado is in Weld County. The town population was 1519 in the 2010 census. Named after Alexander Ault who owned a flour mill. The town was first incorporated in 1904.

*** Along with the certificate, I will include an actual 3 page agreement between John R. Ault and C. B. Ault dated March 5th, 1904 (same year town incorporated). The last page of this type-written legal form contains their actual signatures. I'm guessing they were related to the towns founder, Alexander Ault. Interesting stuff!

The certificate was printed by A. S. Carter of Denver - I have not seen this printer before. The Colorado state shield is shown on the front, surrounded by buildings with smokestacks, and of course, lots of mountains. The reverse contains another (different variation) Colorado seal printed in orange I have not seen before.
Price for both documents - $195



1896 THE ARRARIA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of Colorado - Very rare and beautiful stock certificate. Mines Located on Farncomb Hill, Summit County, Colorado (printed on right side). Issued to the company secretary, O. B. Selfridge Jr. Signed at the bottom by the assistant secretary E. E. Shepherd. Office at Denver. Breckenridge Mining District.          Price - $495
1890s THE BUENA VISTA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - MINES IN CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT printed on left side. Very impressive stock certificate. Although unissued, the corporate seal is punched into the lower-left corner (does not show up in scan). Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Date reads 189_   Price - $62.00


1896 THE ARRARIA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Summit County, Colorado







1921 SCHOLTZ MUTUAL DRUG COMPANY - Denver, Colorado


1882 THE LIMA AND CHIHUAHUA MINING COMPANY - Summit County, Colorado
1905 THE CAMPBELL SYSTEM FARMING ASSOCIATION - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - It's always unique to see an actual picture of the founder on a stock certificate. Hardy Webster Campbell was a promoter of "Dry Farming" techniques - also known as "Dryland Agriculture". (I'm not really sure how this worked). Signed by Denver banker, J. L. Donahue as company president and Stanley E. Wilmot of Stephens-Wilmot Investment Company of Denver as secretary. Issued to J. E. Shafer for one share worth $5. DENVER, COLORADO printed on the date line.
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1907 THE KING BEE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Gilpin County, Central City, Colorado

1901 THE ROSE ARCHER GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado

1901 THE ROSE ARCHER GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - This gold mine was at Cripple Creek, Colorado on Galena Hill. Issued to Rittenhouse & Brown for 1,000 shares valued at 10 cents each. Signed by H. J. Newman as president. Mr. Newman was the head of the Colorado Springs Mining Stock Association. He had a stake in many early Cripple Creek mines.   Price - $75.00
1907 THE KING BEE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Worked claims in Gilpin County, near Central City, Colorado. This is known as the Russell Mining District. This region produced ores of silver, gold, copper and lead. The War Dance Mine near the King Bee produced high-grade tellurium ore in 1908.   Price - $130



1900 GOLD KNOB MINING & TOWNSITE COMPANY - Goldfield, Colorado
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1905 THE EAST LAKE MILLING AND MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Offices at Denver, Colorado and Toledo, Ohio. Very attractive certificate! The mines were in Eagle County, in a very remote part of Colorado. East Lake Mining District - Holy Cross Wilderness Area.   SOLD 
1904 THE NEVADA CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - Principal Office, Denver, Colorado. Shares were valued at 50 cents each. GILPIN COUNTY GOLD MINING DISTRICT printed in shiny-gold ink. Issued to Edward B. Parsons.   Price - $120

1905 THE EAST LAKE MILLING AND MINING COMPANY - Eagle County, Colorado
1904 THE NEVADA CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Gilpin County Gold Mining District, Colorado

1900 THE GOLD KNOB MINING & TOWN SITE COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1899) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Don't let the simple printing style fool you.... this is quite a piece of western history! The company owned a large area of ground on and at the base of Bull Hill and at the base of Battle Mountain and Big Bull Hill, comprising practically the entire townsite of Goldfield, Colorado. The company also owned 600 building lots in the town, as a treasury asset. There is way more history here than I can possibly include in this small space.... so I encourage you to Google the company for the complete story. The Gold Knob directors included a number of notable mining men - below is a list:

James F. Burns
- President  (bold signature at lower-right) James F. Burns was also president of the famous Portland Gold Mining Company - one of the richest mines in the Cripple Creek Mining District.

F. M. Woods - Vice-President and General Manager
I. W. Bonbright - Secretary & Treasurer
Irving Howbert
E. A. Colburn
J. R. McKinnie
Frank G. Peck
Syl. T. Smith                            Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado

Price - $220                                                                           Goldfield, Colorado is now a ghost town!  


1890s THE TYROL AND VENICE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Although I could find no information about this obscure Colorado gold mine, my experience tells me it is probably from Cripple Creek. Early certificate #17. Unissued but it was punched with the corporate seal and signed by the company secretary, Peter Matthews. Impressive Bald Eagle with wings spread.   Price - $69.00

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1921 SCHOLTZ MUTUAL DRUG COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1920) Under the Laws of the State of Delaware - Stock certificate issued at Denver, Colorado for 3 shares worth $100 each.  This was an early Denver drug store located at 1775 Humboldt. I found an interior photo of the store online - along with the usual drug store products you could see a soda fountain counter and stools. This was also a place to buy cigars. Signed by George C. Gregory as president.   Price - $50.00



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1882 THE LIMA AND CHIHUAHUA MINING COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - SUMMIT COUNTY, CHIHUAHUA, COLORADO (printed beneath the vignette). Issued to O. B. Selfridge Jr. for 990 shares worth $10 each. Signed by Frank E. Mead as secretary. The last name of the company president is McDunkin. Printed by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company of New York. Uncommon design. Very scarce early Colorado certificate.   Price - $525 
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1919 THE DANTE GOLD MINING COMPANY
1895 THE SACREMENTO GOLD MINING & MILLING COMPANY
1904 THE HYLAND MINING & MILLING COMPANY

1899 THE ARCADIA CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY

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1919 THE DANTE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT printed in background. Teller County. Owned the Dante Claim on the southwestern slope of Bull Hill. Produced about 250 tons of ore per month. Issued to A. J. Bennitt for 1,000 shares. Signed by A. D. Aitken as secretary and W. Arthur Perkins as vice president. Reverse signed by A. E. Carlton.   Price - $66.00    

1895 SACREMENTO GOLD MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the laws of the State of Colorado - Issued to Henry S. Culver for 1,000 shares. Title printed in shiny-gold. The original Memorandum of Sale is affixed to the lower-left - company seal punched beneath. This gold mine was in Teller County, Cripple Creek, Colorado. Owned the Sacremento and Midnight claims near Bull Hill. Signed by well-known Cripple Creek banker and mining investor, Sherwood Aldrich as secretary (under memorandum)   Price - $85.00  

1904 THE HYLAND MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the laws of the State of Colorado - This mine was in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Issued to Laura M. Freeman. Signed by Rose A. Dudley as secretary and L. W. Nichols as president.
Price - $60.00
 

1894 THE SPRINGDALE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - 25 shares issued to company treasurer, F. D. Russell. Signed by Logan Russell as president. The company name is printed (twice) over a banner of shiny-gold ink. Genuine western Ghost Town document. Springdale, Colorado was built on the edge of Jim Creek. It was named after the mineral springs flowing out of the hillsides in the area.  These springs contained soda, sulphur and iron and were thought to have medicinal qualities.  A bottling plant and a hotel / health resort were built to capitalize on this resource. The water was apparently shipped all over the United States. The hotel was fittingly named the Seltzer House. Although best known for its' water, Springdale did have a mining history as well. Mines included the Ellen, Golden Age, Gladiator, Longfellow, King William, Glasgow, Grand Central, Ohio, Rip Van Dam, Lillie of the West, Big Blossom, Louie, Wano and Copper Blush. Interestingly enough, water was also the downfall of Springdale, when the Jim Creek Flood of 1894 washed most of the town away. It was never rebuilt. This stock certificate was issued the same year as the flood. Office at Denver.   Price - $195      

1899 THE ARCADIA CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) in Colorado - The property was located on Gold Hill on the east edge of the town of Cripple Creek. Owned part of the Lone Star #1 and part of the Abe Lincoln claims. The company was controlled by W. S. Stratton.   Price - $79.00