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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
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
1904 JOHNNY BULL MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1900) Under the Laws of the State of Indiana - Stock# 10 - Issued to Thomas Wishart for 42 shares worth a whopping $100 each. This was a coal mine. Charles A. Burnett secretary and the presidents' signature appears to read Edgar V. Bull. Office at La Fayette, Indiana. Scarce certificate. SOLD
BRAZILIAN DREDGING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1904) Under the Laws of
South Dakota - Even with my best effort, I could find no
information about this company. The picture shows a dredge on a river
in a tropical setting. Possibly a gold dredge? The certificate was
printed in New York. Very interesting! Price - $85.00
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
STOCK CERTIFICATES FROM OTHER STATES
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EAMES PETROLEUM GOLD & SILVER SMELTING COMPANY of NEW YORK - Issued to the company secretary, Samuel R. Earls. Bullion smelting stocks are very tough to find, and this one is quite
old! Price - $120
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
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
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
THE SHERIDAN COUNTY LAND COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of
Kansas - This company had 500 shares available at $100 each. Issued to
the Northfield National Bank. Signed by M. A. Chambers as secretary and E. H. Lupton as president. Office at Hoxie, Kansas.
A tear along the right fold was carefully repaired and is hardly
noticeable. Printed by the Union Bank Note Co. Price - $46.00
1883 LAS CASAS GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New York LOCATION OF WORKS, STATE OF TOLIMA, UNITED STATES OF COLOMBIA - Rare certificate with a great vignette, showing an early hydraulic gold mining operation.
TEXAS & ILLINOIS OIL & FUEL COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS -
Incorporated in Louisiana - Notice the large star in the center of the
corporate seal. Price - $65.00
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.
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,
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
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
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