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1920 L. R. STEEL COMPANY, INC. - Incorporated (in 1919) Under the Laws of the State of Delaware - This was NOT a company that produced steel... as I first thought. It was started by Leonard R. Steel, to fund a variety of chain stores.  From what I could gather in my research, it was an all-around shady operation. The description of what the capital was to be used for was vague at best. It was referred to as a "highly speculative enterprise", apparently intended to bring in as much money as possible with little or no payout to investors. This stock certificate was signed by L. R. Steel himself as company president.   Price - $49.00
 


1903 THE SPRINGFIELD MEXICAN MINING COMPANY - Union de Tula, Jalisco, Mexico
1880s THE UNITY MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Maine - MINES AT UNITY, MAINE (printed at top) - Large stock certificate with a spectacular mining vignette. Very few stocks are this elaborate. The Unity MC formed in 1880 after (what was thought to be) a gold discovery. This "gold" turned out to be Iron Pyrite... also known as "Fools Gold". I wonder how much stock was sold before the truth came out? Waldo County, Maine. Due to the certificates size, I could not fit it entirely on my scanner, so part of the right side is not shown in the scan above. It is complete. Printed by Dresser, McLellan & Co. Stationers, Portland, ME. Unissued. Dated 188_   Price - $150 

1880s THE UNITY MINING COMPANY - Waldo County - Unity, Maine

1879 ESTELLA MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Wisconsin - Office Chicago, Illinois

1907 AMERICAN TELEGRAPHONE COMPANY - District of Columbia



1888 THE GUAYABILLAS MINING COMPANY - Yuscaran, Honduras

1860s THE ROBERTS PETROLEUM TORPEDO COMPANY - New York
1909 SOCORRO MINES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Missouri - Issued to W. H. Anderson. Kansas City, MO (printed on the date line. Printed by the Union Bank Note Company of Kansas City, Missouri. I have not seen this printer before.   Price - $62.00

1909 SOCORRO MINES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY - Missouri
1860s THE ROBERTS PETROLEUM TORPEDO COMPANY - Beautiful unissued certificate with vignettes showing early oil rigs and a Roberts torpedo exploding in a well shaft. Prior to the invention of the oil well torpedo, oil wells produced only small quantities of oil for a short time. They had to be redrilled due to the build-up of paraffin and clay deposits. It was not until January 28th, 1865 when Col. Edward A. L. Roberts successfully discharged his eight pound torpedo, that oil production could be increased significantly. The torpedoes, which were lowered into the drilled wells, were filled with gunpowder, and ignited by a weight dropped along a suspension wire onto a percussion cap in the torpedo. In later models, the gunpowder was replaced by nitroglycerin. Oil well production increased over 40 fold as a result of Roberts invention. Modern torpedoes are still used today. In February, 1865 Col. Edward A. L. Roberts and his brother Walter formed the Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company. Roberts was granted a patent that gave his company a virtual monopoly on all types of torpedos used in the oil industry.   Price - $165




1921 OLD DOMINION OIL COMPANY of HOUSTON TEXAS

1920 L. R. STEEL COMPANY, INC. - Delaware


1907 AMERICAN TELEGRAPHONE COMPANY - Incorporated and Registered (in 1903) Under the Laws of  the United States for the District of Columbia - Stock certificate issued to Frank Hosier for one share worth $10. Bright-red corporate seal. The Telegraphone was an early sound recording machine.   Price - $75.00




1898 THE STANDARD GOLD MINING COMPANY of COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - Incorporated (in 1897) Under the Laws  of the State of Iowa - After much searching, I could find no reference to this company... which is kind of unusual. Must have been quite an obscure operation. The secretaries' signature looks familiar - I believe I have seen it on an old Colorado or Nevada mining certificate. Printed by the Rees Printing Co. Omaha.   Price - $80.00
1898 THE STANDARD GOLD MINING COMPANY - Council Bluffs, Iowa
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1906 ARGENTA MINING COMPANY
1894 ST. JOSEPH ARTESIAN ICE & COLD STORAGE COMPANY
1877 - 1878 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ALBIA, IOWA
1908 ALMA CEMENT COMPANY
18__ THE DILLSBIRG COPPER, LEAD & IRON COMPANY
1922 TOMS RIVER POULTRY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
1860 TENNESSEE ZINC COMPANY
1907 THE ELECTRIC GAS COMPANY OF AMERICA
186_ BLACKLICK & CONEMAUGH PETROLEUM & MINING COMPANY
1907 GREENE GOLD SILVER COMPANY
18__ WAHNETAH LAND & IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
1918 LAMPAZOS SILVER MINES COMPANY

STOCK  CERTIFICATES  FROM  OTHER  STATES

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1879 ESTELLA MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1878) Under the Laws of the State of Wisconsin - Rare stock certificate issued to Edward S. Hunt for 500 shares valued at $25 each. Unique dog vignette. Signed by Henry Gormley as secretary and A. W. Kingsland as company president. Office at Chicago, Illinois.   Price - $149
1906 ARGENTA MINES COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Maine - Clouds behind the title.   Price - $36.00
1894 ST. JOSEPH ARTESIAN ICE & COLD STORAGE COMPANY - St. Joseph, Missouri - Organized by notable St. Joseph businessman Huston Wyeth, who signed this certificate as company president. The ice was transported by horse-drawn carts.   Price - 58.00
1908 ALMA CEMENT COMPANY - New Jersey - 100 share certificate issued to Theodore Greppo.
Price - $35.00
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ALBIA, IOWA - Set of 3 very old checks dated 1875,  1877 and 1878. Larger than the checks we use today. Imprinted revenue at center. The oldest one has a different revenue stamp. Excellent detailed vignette.
Price for all three - $49.00
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18__ THE DILLSBURG COPPER, LEAD & IRON COMPANY - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania - Unissued (Late 1800s)
Price - $20.00
19__ TOMS RIVER POULTRY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION - Ocean County, New Jersey - The fine print reads 1922. Unissued.   Price - $44.00 
1860 TENNESSEE ZINC COMPANY - Incorporated  by the State of Tennessee in February of 1860 - Pre Civil War zinc mine! Office in New York. Stock # 17.   Price - $95.00
1907 THE ELECTRIC GAS COMPANY OF AMERICA - Hartford, Connecticut.   Price - $42.00
1888 THE GUAYABILLAS MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New York -  Yuscaran Mining District, Honduras. Picture shows a man wearing a sombrero on a horse. Spanish-style mission in the distance. This was a rich gold - silver mine. S. D. Eagle, president. Printed by the New York Bank Note Company ***Scarce***   SOLD
1903 THE SPRINGFIELD MEXICAN MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1903) Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Mine located in the Ameca District of Mexico. Office at Union de Tula, Jalisco. Ore veins contained copper, silver and traces of gold. Shipped a small amount of high grade ore to Ameca and Guadalajara. E. A. Walsh, secretary and George F. Stericker, company president. Employed about 30 men. Stock certificate issued to Arthur Hay for 500 shares. Also had an office at Springfield, Illinois.   Price - $60.00  
186_ BLACKLICK & CONEMAUGH PETROLEUM & MINING COMPANY - Ebensburg, Pennsylvania - Beautiful very early certificate. Contains 3 detailed vignettes. My favorite is the one on the left, showing an early prospector and his dog. Unissued but signed by company president. (1860s)
Price - $79.00 

1918 LAMPAZOS SILVER MINES COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Delaware - 100 share certificate issued to George Graham Rice, who was a well-known nevada promoter / swindler. This was one of many stock scams he ran over the years. His actual signature is on the reverse. The Lampazos property was said to be near Sonora, Mexico.
Price - $75.00


 

1907 GREENE GOLD SILVER COMPANY - Incorporated in West Virginia - Founded by William Cornell Greene. The mines were 45 miles south of the Arizona border at Chihuahua, Mexico.   Price - $55.00

 

18__ WAHNETAH LAND & IMPROVEMENT COMPANY - Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania. Contains 3 attractive vignettes showing an Indian Warrior, horses, and a woman resting in the woods. Unissued (Sources tell me this was an 1890s company)     Price - $55.00

 

1921 OLD DOMINION OIL COMPANY of HOUSTON TEXAS - Incorporated (in 1919) Under the Laws of the State of Texas - Impressive large gushing well on left side. Produced oil in the Breckenridge District. Signed by O. L. Pardue as president and J. A. Chaffe as company secretary. Printed in Houston as well.   Price - $75.00