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COLORADO STOCK CERTIFICATES - Page 1

1880 NOBLE CONSOLIDATED SILVER MINING COMPANY - MINES AT LEADVILLE, COLORADO - Early Western Stock Certificate

1880 NOBLE CONSOLIDATED SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1880) Under the Laws of the State of New York - MINES AT LEADVILLE, COLORADO (printed beneath title). This is the first certificate I have seen from this company. Issued to company president, Lewis Carr for 50 shares valued at $5.00 each. The corporate seal is punched (lightly) into the circle at lower-left.

Price - $175

1901 THE FAVORITE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Teller County. Cripple Creek

1901 THE FAVORITE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Teller County - This rich gold mine was purchased by W. S. Stratton in March of 1900. Owned the Favorite claim on Bull Hill, the Gold Leaf on Galena Hill and the Nugget claim on Battle Mountain. Signed by H. K. Devereux as company president. Reverse is stamped in large red fancy letters, James F. Burns. Stock certificate issued to William P. Bonbright & Co. for 5,000 shares. Picture shows a rugged, snow-capped mountain peak. There is way more Cripple Creek history here than I have room for... so I encourage you to GOOGLE the company name. Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $79.00

188_ THE ZEPHYR MINING COMPANY - Location of Mines in the State of Colorado - Town of Marysville

188_ THE ZEPHYR MINING COMPANY - Location of Mines in the State of Colorado - Mines included the Zephyr, Bonnie Bell and Ben Hill, located in Taylor Gulch 6 miles northwest of Marysville. Veins were 4 to 8 feet in width containing auriferous galena and pyrite assaying at more than 1 ounce of gold and 40 ounces of silver per ton. (1880s)   Price - $55.00

1901 THE LEON CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Iowa - Cripple Creek, Colorado Gold Mining District

1901 THE LEON CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Iowa - CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT printed in bold shiny-gold ink. Teller County, Colorado. Owned the Leon Lode on Galena Hill. Issued to H. Hutchinson for 1,000 shares valued at 1 cent each. Impressive Bald Eagle vignette.

Price - $125

18__ THE MONARCH MINING COMPANY - Of Monarch District, Chaffee County, Colorado - Stock Certificate

18__ THE MONARCH MINING COMPANY - Of Monarch District, Chaffee County, Colorado. The Monarch Mine, on the mountain which bears its name, was located in July of 1878. The host rock was limestone with ore averaging $75 per ton (my sources did not say what metal was mined). Ore was hauled in Burro-powered cars on tracks. Unissued. (Most-likely late 1800s)

Price - $39.00

1904 THE GOLD CALF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado Mining District

1904 THE GOLD CALF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1899) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Alfred Stretz for 500 shares. CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT printed in background, Vignette shows a mine at the base of a mountain. Owned the Gold Calf, Happy Jack, Lulu 92 No. 2 and Little Bertha claims on Squaw Mountain. Signed by W. H. Dunnington as secretary and John H. Pape, company president. He was the founder of John H. Pape & Company, Bankers and Brokers, located in the Hagerman Building at Colorado Springs.   Price - $165

188_ THE QUEEN MINING COMPANY of LEADVILLE COLORADO Stock Certificate

188_ THE QUEEN MINING COMPANY of LEADVILLE COLORADO - Shares were worth $10 each. One of the earlier operations from this famous silver mining district. The receipt is still attached to the left side, just as it was removed from the original book. Unissued. (1880s)   Price - $49.00

190_ THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TRANSPORTATION & MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock Certificate

190_ THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TRANSPORTATION & MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Detailed steam locomotive vignette. There is also some type of picture inside the green box but I can't quite make it out. Unissued  (Pre - 1910)   Price - $45.00

1879 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - green 100 share certificate. Incorporated in 1879. LEADVILLE, COLORADO - Breece Hill

1879 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - green 100 share certificate. Incorporated in 1879. LEADVILLE, COLORADO.  Detailed vignette shows many miners (and a couple of horses) working in a tunnel. The center of the company seal shows stacked bullion bars. The mining claims that the company owned are also printed on the certificate as follows: HIGHLAND CHIEF - HIGHLAND MARY - ROBERT BURNS - GILDEROY - AZTEC.

The Highland Chief operation was located on the summit of Breece Hill 3 miles from Leadville. The ore assayed at 30-50% lead and 15-30 ounces per ton of silver. The company had a 34 horse-power engine to raise ore from the shafts.   Price - $69.00

1880 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - brown certificate issued for 5 shares. Incorporated in 1879. LEADVILLE, COLORADO - Breece Hill

1880 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - brown certificate issued for 5 shares. Incorporated in 1879. LEADVILLE, COLORADO.  Detailed vignette shows many miners (and a couple of horses) working in a tunnel. The center of the company seal shows stacked bullion bars. The mining claims that the company owned are also printed on the certificate as follows: HIGHLAND CHIEF - HIGHLAND MARY - ROBERT BURNS - GILDEROY - AZTEC.

The Highland Chief operation was located on the summit of Breece Hill 3 miles from Leadville. The ore assayed at 30-50% lead and 15-30 ounces per ton of silver. The company had a 34 horse-power engine to raise ore from the shafts.   Price - $69.00

1902 THE SILVER STATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of Wyoming - This was a Cripple Creek District, Colorado mine

1902 THE SILVER STATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of Wyoming - This was a Cripple Creek District, Colorado mine. Owned the Monday Claim on Tenderfoot Hill, the Modock on Galena Hill, the Alice E. on Trachyte Mountain and the Romance Claim on Rhyolite Mountain. Issued to C. D. Worrell and signed by F. B. Tiffany as company secretary. Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $125 

1898 THE LOTTIE GIBSON MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated (in March of 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek District Stock Certificate

1898 THE LOTTIE GIBSON MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated (in March of 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek - Claims included the Jim Blaine, on Mineral Hill. The Guy Fawkes, Gunpowder Plot and Annie B on Iron Mountain. The Lena and Last Chance on Big Bull Hill, and of course the Lottie Claim on Bull Hill. Issued to Taylor J. Downer for 10,000 shares. F. E. Robinson, president and J. Arthur Connell, secretary.   Price - $110  

1879 THE CHICAGO ENTERPRISE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in February of 1879) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Lake City Mining District

1879 THE CHICAGO ENTERPRISE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in February of 1879) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock #10, issued shortly after incorporation, to Oliver H. Perry. Shares were valued at $25 each. Principal Offices, Animas Forks, San Juan County Colorado and Chicago, Illinois (printed beneath vignette). The Chicago Enterprise was located in the Lake City Mining District. Signed by Francis A. Griswold as president and Edward S. Hunt, company secretary. An exceptional and scarce piece of Colorado mining history.

Price - $495 

1902 THE PAPPOOSE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado Stock Certificate

1902 THE PAPPOOSE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Very unusual and rare certificate. This Cripple Creek operation owned the Ray, Petrel, Cuckoo and Guess lode claims, located on the southwest slope of Squaw Mountain. Issued to B. L. James. Signed by John F. Hardy as president and Walter C. Frost as secretary. Office at Colorado Springs.

Price - $295 

1885 HIDDEN TREASURE CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Leadville, Colorado Stock Certificate

1885 HIDDEN TREASURE CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1885) Under the Laws of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to E. W. Ranney for a whopping 15,000 shares worth $10 each. Imagine what $150,000 could have bought in the 1880s! Signed by A. Ames as company secretary. Office at Leadville, Colorado. Lake County.   Price - $85.00  

1882 THE TUTTLES PEAK MINING COMPANY - UNCOMPAHGRE MINING DISTRICT, SAN JUAN COUNTY, COLORADO - The Tuttles Peak MC owned the Mountain Maid claim on Mineral Point Mountain

1882 THE TUTTLES PEAK MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - UNCOMPAHGRE MINING DISTRICT, SAN JUAN COUNTY, COLORADO (printed beneath title). Certificate issued to Emma A. Hunt for 1,000 shares worth $10 each. Bright-red corporate seal. The Tuttles Peak MC owned the Mountain Maid claim on Mineral Point Mountain - this claim produced 40 ounces of silver per ton of ore. Also owned the Royal Arch, Boston Belle and Victoria claims - these three prospects were in Poughkeepsie Gulch. Office at Chicago, Illinois. Signed by Edward S. Hunt as secretary and S. P. Parmly as company president.   Price - $275

1902 THE SHANNON GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek Mining District

1902 THE SHANNON GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek Mining District. Owned the American Beauty Claim on the southwest slope of Gold Hill. Signed by George A. Cockburn as president and W. J. Hendrickson as secretary.  Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $69.00  

1904 THE PRIN-SETI GOLD MINING COMPANY - Organized (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek Mining District. RARE, Ornate Old West Stock Certificate

1904 THE PRIN-SETI GOLD MINING COMPANY - Organized (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Alfred Stretz for 500 shares. Cripple Creek Mining District. Properties owned by the company included the Prin-Seti and Bessie G. on Gold Hill, the Ida May, Roc's Nest and part of the Silver Lake on Galena Hill, the Marietta on Raven Hill, and the Ohio Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Straub Mountain. The entire stock design uses a unique Egyptian motif. Notice the Scarab Beetle in the stock seal. Ornate pillars on both sides. Even more unusual is that is was designed by the company president, Charles H. Emerson (as noted beneath the pillars). This certificate was signed by the vice president and secretary, Ben A. Metcalf. Amazing piece of Cripple Creek mining history! SCARCE.   Price - $395  

1863 GOLD MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New York - RARE Civil War era western stock certificate. Colorado Territory

1863 GOLD MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New York - RARE Civil War era western stock certificate. Colorado Territory. Stock# 20, issued to John H. Bolles for 50 shares. Native American Chief / Warrior vignette. Early 25 cent Internal Revenue stamp affixed to upper right corner. Signed by Edward Latham as secretary and Theodore Hyatt, company president. Office at the City of New York.

Price - $1,500  

1900 THE REVENUE LEASING & MINING COMPANY - Mines at Leadville, Colorado

1900 THE REVENUE LEASING & MINING COMPANY - Mines at Leadville, Colorado - This company worked the Revenue Placers and Lodes in the Alicante Mining District. It was quite rich in silver. Signed by Francis Doane as vice president.     Price - $70.00

Early 1900s THE REVINE GOLD MINING COMPANY - This gold mine was located in Chaffee County at Turret, Colorado

Early 1900s THE REVINE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This gold mine was located in Chaffee County at Turret, Colorado. Picture shows a snow-capped mountain peak. Printed by the Out West Printing & Stationary Company of Colorado Springs. My research indicates this company was in business around 1902. Unissued. Dated 190_   Price - $60.00

1903 THE SEDAN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Mines in Cripple Creek Mining District

1903 THE SEDAN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Mines in Cripple Creek Mining District (printed beneath fancy title). Stock certificate issued to Chas. L. Baines for 5,000 shares. The Sedan GMC owned the Anna Belle, Fourth of July and McGee mining claims. Signed by C. E. Titus as assistant secretary and H. L. West as president. Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Price - $195 

1899 THE GILPIN AND CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1898) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Scarce Cripple Creek stock certificate with a fancy title

1899 THE GILPIN AND CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1898) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Scarce Cripple Creek certificate with a fancy title. Owned the Atlanta and Roanna claims on the south slope of Bull Hill. The company also owned the Montgomery mining claim in Gilpin County. Signed by John S. Gould as president and Erving J. Knight, treasurer. Stock #36 has sold, but I recently acquired stock #41, which is in the same condition and still available.   Price - $175

1890s THE BORNEO MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Gunnison County

1890s THE BORNEO MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Gunnison County. Picture shows a group of miners filling an ore cart in a tunnel.  Company president was William Porter Nelson. Office at Aspen, Colorado. Unissued (dated 189_)   Price - $55.00

1882 THE LEGAL TENDER GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of the State of New York - LOCATION OF MINES, GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO

1882 THE LEGAL TENDER GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of the State of New York - LOCATION OF MINES, GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO (printed beneath vignette). Stock certificate issued to J. B. Wilson for 100 shares worth $5 each. Vignette shows a group of early miners filling an ore bucket in a mine shaft.   Price - $120

1889 THE AMITY MINING COMPANY OF LEADVILLE COLORADO - Early Lake County Stock Certificate

1889 THE AMITY MINING COMPANY OF LEADVILLE COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Certificate issued to R. L. Giffen for 100 shares. Corporate seal punched into lower-left. LAKE COUNTY, COLORADO. Contains two very detailed vignettes. Signed by Justus H. Vincent as secretary and George O. Keeler, president. Office at Denver, Colorado. Scarce.   Price - $275 

1908 THE UNITED RICO MINES COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - 100 share stock certificate issued to Allen Mc Graw & Co. Mine office at Rico, Dolores County

1908 THE UNITED RICO MINES COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - 100 share stock certificate issued to Allen Mc Graw & Co. Mine office at Rico, Dolores County. This company controlled, through stock ownership, the following companies:
Rico Smelting and Refining Company
Colorado Milling and Concentrating Company
Rico Mining and Milling Company
Enterprise Mining Company
Rico Aspen Mining Company
Black Hawk Mining Company
Rico Townsite Mining Company
Atlantic Cable Consolidated Mining Company
Security Mining Company and several other properties.
Ores from the various mines contained zinc, lead, copper, silver and gold. Vignette shows an ore mill in a mountain valley. A prospector can be seen in the foreground walking through the rugged wilderness.  

Price - $79.00 

1904 THE KENTUCKY BELLE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT printed in bold shiny-gold ink

1904 THE KENTUCKY BELLE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT printed in bold shiny-gold ink. Issued for 1,000 shares. Attractive vignette showing a young woman with flowers. Owned the Kentucky Belle Claim, containing 6 acres, located on the east slope of Raven Hill. Office at Pueblo, Colorado (printed on date line). Signed by Jno. F. Bishop as secretary and Chas. E. Cherrington, vice president. SCARCE CERTIFICATE.   Price - $225

1908 THE BUG GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - LEADVILLE, COLORADO. Lake County

1908 THE BUG GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - LEADVILLE, COLORADO. Lake County. Very scarce certificate. I have only seen one other example. Vignette shows a Native American warrior on a hilltop. Unique corporate seal has a bug stamped in the center. Signed by Eugene F. Yahr as secretary and Julius Rocher, company president.   Price - $235

1900 THE BLAINE ELECTRIC MINING AND WATER POWER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Iowa - LAKE COUNTY - LEADVILLE, COLORADO

1900 THE BLAINE ELECTRIC MINING AND WATER POWER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Iowa - Stock certificate issued for 1,200 shares. Most notable is the large, unique vignette, showing a peaceful mountain lake. 25 cent revenue stamp affixed to right side. Signed by W. H. Applegate as president. Office at Atlantic, Iowa. This obscure company was very difficult to track down but I eventually found the following excerpt:
THE ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL - July 14th, 1900 - Page 48
LAKE COUNTY - LEADVILLE, COLORADO
Blaine Electric Mining and Water Power Company -
This new concern capitalized at 1,200,000 shares has floated 50,000 worth of bonds through the American Exploration Company of Philadelphia. It owns 6 claims in Twin Lakes section and President Applegate says that in one of the properties is a vein 6 ft wide with a pay streak nearly a foot in thickness that assays 3 ozs gold 7 to 8 copper and 800 ozs silver. RARE - Price - $295

1892 THE MINT MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in January of 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - MINES GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO

1892 THE MINT MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in January of 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - MINES GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO printed beneath title. Shiny-gold border and seal. Stock certificate issued to John Meyer for 500 shares. Signed by Geo. A. Lonsbery as secretary and Howard L. Morris, company president. In my research, I got the impression this was a very short-lived operation. Office at Denver, Colorado.   Price - $150

1872 BLACK HAWK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Issued for the Purchase of Mining Property in Colorado - Organized in New York. Shares worth $50/ each. Fantastic Colorado Territory stock certificate! Extremely rare!

1872 BLACK HAWK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Issued for the Purchase of Mining Property in Colorado - Organized in New York. Shares worth $50/ each. Fantastic Colorado Territory stock certificate! Worked a number of lode mines and owned the following 3 stamp mills run by steam and water power: Black Hawk Mill, Tiger Mill and Eagle Mill. Native American Chief vignette and in the seal. Signed by Thomas L. Carpenter as secretary and H. A. Warren, vice president. Beautiful deep blue 25 cent revenue stamp on front and back. EXTREMELY RARE!   Price - $1,200

1890s THE MINERAL SPRINGS MANUFACTURING AND INVESTMENT COMPANY OF DENVER, COLORADO - Colorado White Sulphur Springs. Beautiful Stock Certificate. Native American Vignette.

1890s THE MINERAL SPRINGS MANUFACTURING AND INVESTMENT COMPANY of DENVER, COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Beautiful unissued stock certificate. Known as The Colorado White Sulphur Springs. This mineral water is said to have healing qualities. The springs are located 4 miles from the Spinney Railway Station in South Park, along the Midland rail line. Vignette shows a group of Native Americans standing on a rock ledge.      Price $95.00

1913 THE GRAND COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION Stock Certificate - KREMMLING, COLORADO

1913 THE GRAND COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION - Incorporated (in 1912) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - KREMMLING, COLORADO printed beneath title. Stock certificate #42, issued to Marion F. Faust for 10 shares. Unique vignette. Signed by fair founder William Harrison as vice president. He was known as "The father of the Grand County Fair." In my research, I found this excerpt: Grand County's Fair dates to 1912, when bucking horse contests were held in the streets of Kremmling, the county's most populous town, exhibits were displayed wherever there was room, and spectators watched from streetside porches at the "first agricultural fair held in Northwestern Colorado". "It is a privilege and duty of all our people to bring the best they have", read an article in the Middle Park Times. "If you have a good horse or colt, bring it to the fair! If your wife has a nice loaf of bread, bring it to the fair! Bring the best you have of anything you have. This and this alone is what makes every fair a success." *** This is the first example I have seen.   Price - $85.00

1881 THE CARPE DIEM MINING, MILLING AND PROSPECTING COMPANY - Incorporated January 25th, 1881, Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Gunnison County

1881 THE CARPE DIEM MINING, MILLING AND PROSPECTING COMPANY - Incorporated January 25th, 1881, Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Unique vignette shows what may be a very early drawing of Denver, Colorado - Notice the snow-capped mountains in the background. The only specific info I could find about the company is that it operated mines in Gunnison County. Stock certificate issued to A. S. Patton for 10 shares worth $10 each. Office at Denver.   Price - $120

PLEASE  NOTE:  Many of the Cripple Creek stock certificates posted on the (4) Colorado pages do contain signatures of notable people. My time is very limited so I cannot include detailed biographies about each person. I would recommend Google or Google Books for more information about early mining companies or people of Cripple Creek. This region had such a rich history!

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