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THE STEPHENS TIN MINING, MILLING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY - Location
of Property, Pennington County, Dakota (printed beneath title). Scarce Dakota Territory certificate. Below is some info I found:
in September of 1885, under the Laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
Most of the officers were Scranton, Pennsylvania capitalists. The
company was named after Rev. J. G. Stephens,
pastor of a Methodist church in Clifford, PA, who heard about a rich
tin ore discovery in the Black Hills area. In his youth he was a miner
in Cornwall, England. He managed to raise capital for the operation
among a number of friends (and eventually more wealthy capitalists).
The original claims were purchased for $11,000. (Quite a sum in the
1880s!) Charles McMullen was company president, and G. F. Reynolds, secretary. This certificate was issued to Charles Henwood for 5 shares worth $100 each. Stock# 37. 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 Price - $325
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.
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
SOUTH DAKOTA STOCK CERTIFICATES
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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 Price - $395
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
CUSTER & MAUD MINING COMPANY - Lawrence County - Deadwood, South
Dakota - $500 Large Format Bond (only the top portion is shown)
Owned the General Custer Lode and Little Maud Lode Claims in the
Whitewood Quartz Mining District. Fully-issued
with corporate seal punched into bottom. DEADWOOD NATIONAL
BANK is stamped at the bottom. Reverse side is also very ornate. Signed
by M. J. Luther as president. Only 107
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
188_ CARBONATE FLUME COMPANY - Of Carbonate Mining Camp, Dakota - Deadwood, Dakota Territory - 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 - $200
1886 - Stock# 65 - Issued to Daniel McLaughlin for 500 shares. Signed by D. A. Mcpherson as president and W.L. McLaughlin as secretary.
Price - $200
1886 - Stock# 70 - Issued to Sparks & Allen for 1,000 shares. Signed by D. A. Mcpherson as president.
1890 - Stock# 162 - Issued to H. B. Young for 500 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president.
1890 - Stock# 165 - Issued to H. B. Young for 300 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W.L. McLaughlin as secretary.
Price - $160
1890 - Stock# 167 - Issued to Mrs. Mary S. Martin for 100 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W.L. McLaughlin as secretary.
Price - $160
1890 - Stock# 169 - Issued to W.L. McLaughlin who was the company secretary for 1,500 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president.
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 - $175
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