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THE WATT MINING CAR WHEEL COMPANY - Letterhead - Barnesville, Ohio.
Watt's Pat. Self Oiling Mine Car Wheel. Mining Cars of any Gauge,
Size or Capacity, Either With or Without Wood. J. H. Watt, president, R. R. Watt secretary & treasurer, S. Watt superintendent. This letter is in regard to having a model made of a recently approved patent. Price - $50.00
1919 THOMAS CUSACK COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New Jersey - Thomas Cusack
was known as the "Billboard Baron". In the first two decades of the
20th Century, the Thomas Cusack Company was the leading outdoor
advertising firm in the United States. Cusack established his own sign
painting business when he was only 17 years old. He discovered early in
his career that he could transform the bare, dead walls of buildings
into colorful enticing signs.... and make a lot of money doing it!
As one of the couple of outdoor advertising pioneers, Cusacks'
influence on the city of Chicago rose. In 1898, Cusack was elected to
his first and only term in the United States Congress. After only one
term, Congressman Cusack decided to return to his outdoor advertising
business which had grown to more than 100 offices across the country. As a pinnacle of his successes, Thomas Cusack bought the entire town of Cascade, Colorado at Ute Pass in the Rocky Mountains. Shares of this stock were valued at $100 each. Thomas Cusack signed the certificate as president. Price - $150
STOCK CERTIFICATES FROM OTHER STATES - Page 2
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~ Old Stock Certificates Make Great Gifts.... and Always Look Nice Framed in the Home or Office ~
OLD WEST HISTORY STORE
1878 THE BERTHA & EDITH GOLD MINING COMPANY - Goochland County, Virginia
- Located 3.25 miles northeast of Columbia on the east side of Byrd
Creek. Prior to the Civil War, placer deposits were worked along the
Maple and Camp tributaries of Byrd Creek. The Bertha & Edith GMC
began development work on the property in 1877, opening the Oak Hill
and Maple Branch Quartz veins. A 20-stamp mill was used to crush
ore. Signed by E. B. Grant as president. Price
1900 THE BLAINE ELECTRIC MINING & WATER POWER COMPANY - Atlantic, Iowa - Extremely rare certificate!
Price - $275
THE GIBBS & BALL PLOW COMPANY - Canton, Ohio - Contains a detailed
drawing of the actual plow that was produced, printed in bright pink.
Unissued (Late 1800s)
Price - $46.00
1912 INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE LEAGUE TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1910) at Buffalo, New York. Issued to L. B. McCornick.
This was an early stock scam that raised over half a million dollars
but no cars or tires were actually produced. Company president A. C. Bidwell signed the certificate - he was apparently arrested in 1916.
1914 LACKAWANNA COAL & LUMBER COMPANY - West Virginia
Price - $69.00
18__ THE SUTHERIN MINING COMPANY - Negley, Ohio - My sources tell me that this coal mine was started by James Sutherin,
who operated the Beaver Block Mine near Cannelton, Pennsylvania, just
across the river from Negley, Ohio. Unissued (Late 1800s)
Price - $35.00
1898 SPRINGFIELD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1893) Under the Laws of the State of Maine - Issued to Adolphus Rodd for 50 shares worth $5 each. Signed by the company president and treasurer, W. A. Castle.
Price - $62.00
1914 INTERNATIONAL MINES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY - Delaware
Price - $42.00
UNION MINING COMPANY OF BALTIMORE CITY - Maryland - This pre Civil War
company mined clay for making bricks. The operation was located at Mt.
Savage in Allegany County, which is in western Maryland. SOLD
THE BORINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF NEW YORK - Round vignette shows two
beehives surrounded by flowers & trees. This is the first borine
stock I have seen.
Price - $58.00
1917 HARROUN MOTORS CORPORATION - Incorporated (in 1916) Under the Laws of Delaware - This company was started by Ray Harroun, winner of the very first Indy 500 in 1911! Harroun Motors produced only about 2,500 cars in its short history. Issued to Lewis J. Harris for 20 shares worth $10 each. Signed by John Guy Monihan as president and Lewis Hopkins Rogers as secretary. In my research, I found that Ray Harroun
was listed as the vice president, so the certificate does not include
his signature. Printed by the Columbian Bank Note Co. of Chicago.
I found an old announcement online (right) that shows what the actual car looked like. In my opinion it was quite classy.
Scarce certificate. Price - $550
188_ THE HARVEY ELLIOTT MINING COMPANY - Mines in Hancock County, Maine - Unissued (1880s)
Price - $52.00
1901 SWAN LAKE OIL COMPANY - Bluefield, West Virginia - Four colorful revenue stamps are affixed to the reverse.
Price - $55.00
1923 IVORY OIL & GAS COMPANY - Delaware
Price - $52.00
THE FOUNTAIN OIL COMPANY - Illinois - Vignette shows a panoramic view
of an early oil field with many wells and storage tanks. This
certificate has a few small tears around the border.
Price - $35.00
1918 THE TRAPSHOOTER TRIANGLE OIL COMPANY - Arkansas City, Kansas
(Incorporated in 1918 in Arizona) - Stock certificates with great
company names like this one are always popular with collectors. Bright
red corporate seal. Shares were 50 cents each. Comes with the original
letter included with the stock at time of purchase.
Price - $46.00
1882 LAS NUEVE MINAS DE SANTA MARIA GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New York - Location of Mines, State of Sonora, Republic of Mexico - This was a Mexican mine that was apparently funded from the U.S. Very attractive 100 share certificate printed by the American Bank Note Company, New York.
The picture shows an Indian warrior with bow & arrows.
Snow-capped mountains and a city can be seen in the background.
THE SYKES PLACER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1880) Under the
Laws of the State of New York - After much research, I could find no
information about this early placer gold mining company. Since I
acquired it with a number of Colorado certificates, I have a hunch it
is also from Colorado. With no confirmation I decided to post it here. Price - $82.00
is an ORIGINAL STOCKHOLDER'S BONUS that was issued with the stock to
the left. It even has the same stock # 9453. The bonus states that the
trustee "is entitled to buy for his personal use only, our tires at cost of manufacture as long as he continues to own the said stock". Also signed by A. C. Bidwell. Scan of reverse shown below.
I am selling the stock & bonus cert. as a set.
Price - $75.00