CANADA STOCK CERTIFICATES
1898 THE TORONTO & WESTERN MINES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY - Ontario, Canada - Issued to company secretary, John D. Moore for 1,500 shares. Vignette shows a steam locomotive, miners working in a tunnel and a sailing ship. Large certificate.
Price - $95.00
18__ BEAVER DAM GOLD MINING COMPANY - Mines at Beaver Dam, Nova Scotia, Canada - Unique vignette shows three Beavers doing what they do best. Lots of shiny-gold ink. Printed by Butterfield & Co. Printers, Lowell, Mass. Shares valued at $100 each. Office at New York. Unissued (Late 1800s). Wouldn't this one look great framed in your hunting or fishing cabin! Price - $60.00
1908 ONTARIO COPPER & SMELTING COMPANY - The company was organized in Maine but the operation was apparently located at Toronto, Canada. Large format $100 bond. (only the top portion is shown) Payable in gold coin of the United States. Price - $58.00
1907 THE SILVER BIRD COBALT MINES, LIMITED - Incorporated and Operating Under the Ontario Mining Companies' Incorporation Act - Bright, shiny-gold seal. Contains three detailed mining vignettes. Issued to W. L. Russell for 100 shares valued at $1 each. Signed by W. A. Abendroth as secretary. This was a silver mine. Office at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Price - $55.00
1915 BEAVER OILS, LIMITED - Incorporated Under the Laws of the Province of Alberta - Issued to M. Clements for 100 shares valued at 25 cents each. Signed by G. W. Myers as secretary. Unique red beaver printed over the vignette. Head Office, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Price - $65.00
1898 THE GREAT GRANITE GOLD MINING & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF ONTARIO, LIMITED - Bright, shiny-gold corporate seal clearly punched into the lower-left corner. Issued for 2,000 shares valued at $1 each. Canada. Price - $65.00
1906 THE SILVER LEAF MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Issued to J. M. Wallace for 100 shares. Office at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Price - $56.00
1909 CORONA COBALT SILVER MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - I just really like the picture on this one. It shows a rugged wilderness area beside a lake that has been partially clear-cut (you can see the tree stumps). Two early prospectors can be seen apparently pounding in a claim marker with a sledge. A man in a canoe is in the background. The bright-red company seal is hard to miss. A great piece of Canadian mining history! Price - $62.00
1912 THE BEAR TRACK MINING COMPANY of PORCUPINE, ONTARIO - Incorporated Under the Laws of Ontario, Canada - Bright, shiny-gold corporate seal. I just really like the name of this company. Stock certificate issued for a whopping 10,000 shares valued at $1 each. Signed by Frederic R. Morse as president. Price - $75.00
1946 HUDSON BAY MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY, LIMITED - Incorporated (in 1927) under "The Companies Act" of the Dominion of Canada - CAPITAL STOCK certificate issued to Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Beane for 15 shares. Vignette shows a team of sled dogs in the foreground and a bush plane behind. In the distance can be seen an extensive ore processing operation. Signed by R. H. Channing as company president. Stock was transferable in the city of New York, Toronto or Montreal. Printed by the American Bank Note Co. Price - $39.00
1906 GREAT CARIBOO GOLD COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - They don't get any better than this spectacular stock certificate. Issued to Andrew L. Teamer for 200 shares. This company worked placers along Lightning Creek in British Columbia, Canada. The vial on the left border shows fine gold and the vial at right is filled with coarse gold and the top and bottom borders show large gold nuggets, all highlighted with shiny-gold ink. Six small mining scenes below the company directors' signatures with text that says, LARGEST GOLD VALUES IN BED ROCK DEPOSIT OF GRAVEL AND SAND BELOW. There is an ore hoist and another detailed vignette showing two early miners using a wooden gold flume - text above says "WASHING GOLD". Just beneath the ornate title is a wilderness scene and stream bed with text the reads, GOLD GRAVELS AND GOLD SANDS.
Signed by David F. Penington as secretary and C. H. Houghton, president. Main Business Office: New York City, N. Y. Transfer Agents: Standard Finance Co., NY. Certificate printed by A. Hoen & Co. Lith., Baltimore, MD.
Very large - Measures about 15 x 13 & 1/2 inches. It was obviously stored well all of these years. The paper is still bright and in excellent condition.
This would look amazing professionally framed.
*** Extremely Rare *** Price - $1,650
1910 STEWART RIVER GOLD DREDGING COMPANY, LTD. - Incorporated Under the Laws of Arizona - Certificate issued to Walter H. Cloudman for 100 shares. Shiny-gold corporate seal. Great vignette, showing one of the companies' gold dredges. Here is an excerpt I found about the company: Properties comprising 60 miles of proven gold dredging ground, gravel beds and gold-bearing sand bars and hydraulic claims on the Stewart River and McQuesten River, Yukon Territory, Dominion of Canada. Signed by John McComb as secretary and B. B. Ralph, vice president. Office at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Printed by the Union Bank Note Company, Kansas City, Missouri.
Price - $169
1898 THE JOSEPH LADUE GOLD MINING AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF YUKON - Incorporated (in 1897) Under the Laws of the State of New Jersey - KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH stock certificate. Issued to Edith Beatrice Belknap for 2 shares valued at $10 each. The president of this company was Joseph Ladue, founder of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, however, this certificate was signed by vice president, Smith M. Weed. This company worked placer gold claims in the Gold Bottom Mining District near Dawson City. It was said to be mostly course nugget gold. Price - $295
1901 NATIONAL HYDRAULIC MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in March of 1901) Under the Laws of the State of West Virginia - MINES, CARIBOO DISTRICT, BRITISH COLUMBIA printed above vignette. Canada. Ornate stock certificate issued to E. O. Emerson for 1,000 shares. Uncommon vignette shows an early mine on the side of a mountain. This hydraulic gold mining operation consisted of 160 acres on the south side of the Quesnel River, below the mouth of the Beaver River. Signed by M. C. Rodgers as treasurer and P. N. French, president. Main office at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Printed by the Mackenzie Davis Lith. Co. of Pittsburg. Price - $225