CENTRAL DAKOTA TELEPHONE COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the
State of South Dakota - Stock certificate #43, issued to A. D. Maxwell for 2 shares worth $100 each. Bright, shiny-gold corporate seal. ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA printed beneath the title and in the seal. Hand-signed on front and back by John L. W. Zietlow,
company president. Mr. Zietlow was born in Prussia (Germany) in 1850,
where he was a watchmaker. After coming to the United States, one of
his jobs was at a lumber mill in Winona, Minnesota where he suffered an
accident that cost him an arm. He later moved to South Dakota where he
began experimenting with telephone apparatus in 1879. He had a patent
on something called a "Protector for Telephone". I encourage you to
Google his name for a more complete story. He was quite an interesting
man. Two early documentary stamps are affixed to the upper-left corner.
E. G. Porter, secretary.
Price - $175
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1905 KEYSTONE HOLY TERROR GOLD MINING COMPANY -
Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - Keystone, South Dakota
was named after this rich gold mine, located in Pennington County, SD. Black
Hills. The claim was staked in 1894 by prospectors William Franklin (also known
as "Rocky Mountain Frank") and Thomas Blair. At its peak, the Holy
Terror produced 3,500 ounces of gold in one week! From the beginning, this was a
dangerous mine and a number of lives were lost from falling rock.
A series of floods and fires
hampered production during the entire time the Holy Terror was in operation...
so the company name was quite fitting. In 1905, an underground dam burst and
the pumping system failed. In 1924 the Homestake briefly took it over and in
1934, the Anaconda, which were stopped by flooding as well. There is still a
lot of gold at the bottom of the Holy Terror, but no one has figured out how to
safely reach it. Office at Keystone. SOLD
THE GLADIATOR CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINES AND MILLING COMPANY -
Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Here is a
bit of info I found: IN LAWRENCE COUNTY - The Gladiator Group (of
mining claims) is located a short distance above Central City, on Deadwood Gulch, adjoining the Homestake Mines. The Red Cloud Mine
is the second property in the Northern Black Hills owned by the
company, PROPERTIES NEAR CUSTER - A short distance from Berne, on the
Burlington Railroad, is located the Gold Fish Mine
of the company. In the Black Hills it has the reputation of being one
of the richest value mines. Ore from the Gold Fish shows fine
values, and although extremely rich veins are small, on account of
their values small veins yield large profits. Also owned by the
Gladiator were the Ruby and Eva groups in the Hill City Mining District.
Gentlemen from eastern Iowa are prominent in the management of the
Gladiator Consolidated Gold Mines and Milling Company. The president is
S. G. Hammans and secretary, W. N. McKay. Principal office in Des Moines, Iowa but the designated home office was at Deadwood, South Dakota. SOLD
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189_ THE BLOSSOM GOLD MINING COMPANY of SOUTH DAKOTA - Shares were valued at $20 each. Deadwood, South Dakota
printed on the date line. Notice the clouds around the title.
Certificate printed by the Boston Bank Note Co. Unissued (1890s) SOLD
1884 GOLDEN GATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated May 6th, 1879 - Location, Whitewood Quartz Mining District, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory. I hadn't seen this company before, but I didn't realize how rare this certificate was until I started researching. Golden Gate was a relatively short-lived mining camp near Deadwood, Dakota. As far as I know it never reached "town" status. Signed by H. Deas as secretary and A. (Archibald) Borland as president. Office at San Francisco.
While researching this company, I discovered an interesting side note. Lucretia Marchbanks worked as a cook for the Golden Gate GMC. She was the first black woman to travel into the Black Hills. see this link for complete story - LUCRETIA MARCHBANKS SOLD
1887 THE EUREKA MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota (Territory) - Issued to R.H. Driscoll who was a prominent banker and businessman in the Black Hills for many years. Office at Deadwood, Dakota. Hand-signed by Seth Bullock as president. Seth Bullock
was of course the first sheriff of this wild western mining town.
It is rare to see an uncancelled example of his signature.
1887 THE SEGREGATED IRON HILL MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota - Office at Deadwood, Dakota. Contains the genuine signature of Seth Bullock
as company president; he is one of the most well-known historical
figures of the Old West. This obscure Black Hills mine was not in
business very long. First example I have seen.
ANOTHER HISTORICAL NOTE: Some of the certificates offered below contain the signature of Daniel McLaughlin. He was the very first Mayor of Deadwood.
1890s FATHER DE SMET CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated January 23rd, 1878 - LOCATION BLACK HILLS, LAWRENCE COUNTY, DAKOTA.
The Father De Smet was located near Central City. The original
discovery was made on June 19th, 1876. Named after the well-known
Jesuit missionary to the Native Americans, Fr. Pierre - Jean De Smet.
Father De Smet spent about 4 months in the Black Hills in 1848.
Through share purchases, James B. Haggin and Lloyd Tevis
gained a controlling interest in the Father De Smet by December of
1880. The company was deeded to the Homestake Mining Company in 1901,
at which time the mill was renamed the Mineral Point Mill. Vignette
shows Father De Smet speaking to a group of Native Americans. Shares
were worth $100 each. Unissued but it was signed by two of the
directors - most notably it was hand-signed by Lloyd Tevis as
president. This stock certificate was cancelled with two triangular
cuts at the bottom but most of the Lloyd Tevis signature is still
there. It was common for this company to cancel its certificates in
this manner. Dated 189_.
Price - $69.00
MAMMOTH SILVER MINING COMPANY of DEADWOOD, DAKOTA - Incorporated Under
the Laws of Dakota Territory - CARBONATE (Mining Camp) Location of
Mines: Black Hills, Dakota - Issued to J. Wringrose,
who operated and early Deadwood grocery store. The bold $2 near the
center is printed with shiny-gold ink. Scarce. Price - $325
1887 SILVER COIN MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota - Scarce territorial certificate issued to Mrs. Wringrose. Signed by J. Wringrose as company president. In my research I found that J. Wringrose operated an early Deadwood grocery store. Stock # 27. DEADWOOD DAKOTA printed beneath title. Printed by Pioneer Print, Deadwood, D. T.
Price - $225
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GENERAL STURGIS GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the
Laws of Dakota Territory - This was such an obscure company I
could find no information about it. It is the only example I have seen.
Location of Mines, Ruby Basin, Dakota (printed in the company seal). Office at Deadwood, Dakota. Issued to George Powell for 500 shares worth $5 each. Signed by Alpheus E. Frank as secretary and George Bews as president. Printed by Pioneer Print, Deadwood. RARE SOLD
1922 OSAGE UPTON OIL COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota
Price - $49.00
190_ MYRTLE MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota - Lawrence County. The property consisted of 205 acres on Box Elder Creek, near the Lucky Strike Mine. Unissued (Early 1900s)
Price - $44.00
190_ CONNERS TIN PRODUCTION COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota - Unissued but signed by Milton C. Conners (Early 1900s)
Price - $46.00
1899-1901 SET OF 2 CHECKS - WHITEWOOD BANKING COMPANY - Whitewood, South Dakota - Devils Tower, Black Hills vignette. Price for both - $26.00
1880s QUEEN BEE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota Territory
- Scarce Black Hills stock certificate. Bright-red title. The bold text
that reads $5.00 was printed with shiny-gold ink. Office at Rapid City,
Dakota. So far, I have found little information about this gold mine.
There was a ghost town in Pennington County, Dakota named Queen Bee.
The town existed from the 1880s up until all the remains burned in a
fire during the 1930s. Unissued. SOLD
COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY - Black Hills of South Dakota
- $500 Large Format Bond (Only the top portion is shown) Owned 625
acres north of the Homestake mining properties and extended northward
nearly a mile along the strike of the Homestake system of ore veins.
The property included the Old Colonel Shaft on Saw Pit Gulch, which was 200 feet deep. I also have a $100 (orange) bond from this company. All are issued.
Price (your choice of bond) - $69.00
CARBONATE FLUME COMPANY Of Carbonate Mining Camp, Dakota - Deadwood,
Dakota Territory. Actually printed in Deadwood as well, by Times Steam Print. Highlighted with shiny-gold ink. Shares were $5 each. Unissued (1880s) Price - $62.00
18__ COLUMBIA WATER COMPANY - Deadwood - Location of Property, Black Hills, South Dakota - Unissued (Late 1800s)
Price - $55.00
1892 THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota - Issued to early Deadwood newspaper publisher Porter Warner. His actual signature is on the reverse.
MONITOR MINING COMPANY was incorporated in 1886, with $2,500,000 in
capital stock. It was closed corporation made up of very prominent
Black Hills mining men including D. A. Mcpherson, president; F. M. Allen,
secretary; Seth Bullock (later U.S.
Marshall and friend of Teddy Roosevelt); Harris Franklin, prominet
cattleman, and later president of the famous Golden
Reward Gold Mining & Milling Company; and George Cassell, who built
one of the first gold mills in the Black Hills. The
property consisted of 8 lode claims, 3 placer claims on Deadwood
Creek, flumes, water rights and Cassells' 25 ton mill. The gold-bearing
ore was a conglomerate or so-called cement ore. They were worked from
several tunnels, one a 1,000 feet long. The ore was mined from large
chambers, often 20 feet high and 100 feet wide. The values ran from $2
per ton to several hundred dollars per ton. The Monitor is estimated to
have produced over $200,000 in gold before it was sold to the Homestake
Mining Company in the spring of 1892. The selling price was $20,000.
Stock certificates from this company are scarce, since few were issued.
The officers and directors were also the majority of the stockholders.
Here are more certificates I have for sale from the MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Early Deadwood, Dakota gold mine.
1886 - Stock# 64 - Issued to Daniel McLaughlin for 500 shares worth $10 each. Signed by D. A. Mcpherson as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary. Price - $250
1886 - Stock# 65 - Issued to Daniel McLaughlin for 500 shares. Signed by D. A. Mcpherson as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary. Price - $250
1890 - Stock# 188 - Issued to Charles C. Polk for 500 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary. Reverse includes the names Mary Louise Allen and Suzy Allen. Price - $195
1890 - Stock# 177 - Issued to Chas. C. Polk for 5,000 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary. Reverse includes the names Mary Louise Allen and Suzy Allen. Price $195
1890 - Stock# 165 - Issued to H. B. Young for 300 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W.L. McLaughlin as secretary.
Price - $175
1892 - Stock# 219 - Issued to W. L. McLaughlin for 1,000 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary. Price - $160
1890 - Stock# 186 - Issued to Charles C. Polk for 500 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W.L. McLaughlin as secretary. Also signed on reverse by Mary Louise Allen and Suzy Allen. Price - $195
1886 SPRUCE GULCH MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in June of 1886) Under the Laws of Dakota Territory - Location of Mines, Spruce Gulch
printed in the seal. Spruce Gulch was named after the abundance of
Spruce Trees covering the hillsides in this area, located about 2 miles
from Deadwood. Company offices were at Deadwood and this rare
certificate was printed there, by Pioneer Print. The bold $5.00 in the center is a shiny-silver color. I believe this was a silver mining operation. SOLD