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COLORADO STOCK CERTIFICATES - Page 2

1907 THE PIERCE SUPPLY COMPANY - Pierce, Colorado - Weld County Stock Certificate

1907 THE PIERCE SUPPLY COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1907) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This is the very first stock certificate issued by the company - #1. PIERCE, COLORADO stamped in the corporate seal. Weld County. Beautiful "Old West" design. Along with this stock, I will include the actual CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION for the Pierce Supply Company, issued in June of 1907. Here is a short excerpt: "Dealing in hardware, lumber and building materials, coal and grain and other merchandise, buying and selling and dealing in all kinds of real estate". It went on to say that the company would build buildings such as stores, houses and warehouses. Buying and selling stocks & bonds and other negotiable paper from other companies, livestock, tires and even loaning money. I'm not sure how successful the company was... but they sure had big plans! The directors were: John E. Shafer, Bert A. Shafer, Walter Spencer and Gabriel Jones. Shares were valued at a whopping $100 each.   Price (for both documents) - $225 

1882 THE ANGLO AMERICAN MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - The Anglo American was a silver mine located in Summit County, Colorado

1882 THE ANGLO AMERICAN MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of Illinois - Issued to James A. Bovett for 500 shares valued at $10 each. The Anglo American was a silver mine located in Summit County, Colorado. Main picture shows a Bald Eagle with wings spread and in the lower-right you will see and early miner with pickax and shovel taking a break, while another miner pushes a wheelbarrow. Signed by B. Ray as vice president and D. Jackson, company secretary. An exeptional and scarce piece of Colorado mining history.   Price - $495    

1904 BANK OF OURAY - LARGE-SIZED BANK DRAFT - Colorado - Very detailed Chief Ouray vignette

1904 BANK OF OURAY - LARGE-SIZED BANK DRAFT - Colorado - Very detailed Chief Ouray vignette.
Price - $39.00

1890s THE BEAVERDALE PLACER MINING COMPANY - Colorado Stock Certificate

189_ THE BEAVERDALE PLACER MINING COMPANY - Colorado (unissued 1890s)      Price - $42.00

1903 THE BUTTERFLY TERRIBLE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Mines in San Miguel County, Colorado

1903 THE BUTTERFLY TERRIBLE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - There must be a great story behind the name of this mine! Certificate issued to Wm. H. Scandling for 500 shares. Bright, shiny-gold seal. Principal Office, Denver, Colorado - Mines in San Miguel County, Colorado (printed beneath title). The gold and silver ore was shipped by the Rio Grande Southern Railway to a smelter at Durango. The processed bullion was sent to the United States Mint at Denver. Signed by Calvin Bullock as company president and Francis J. Hobbs, secretary.   Price - $225

1880s THE DENVER CIRCLE REAL ESTATE COMPANY - Colorado Stock Certificate

188_ THE DENVER CIRCLE REAL ESTATE COMPANY - Colorado (1880s)
Price - $55.00

1896 THE ACACIA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (1895) in Colorado - BURNS & MORNING STAR MINES AT CRIPPLE CREEK

1896 THE ACACIA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (1895) in Colorado - BURNS & MORNING STAR MINES AT CRIPPLE CREEK printed below title. Issued to William A. Otis & Co. for 6,500 shares. Mr. Otis was a prominent Colorado Springs businessman and investor involved with many early Cripple Creek mines. Owned 20 acres on Bull Hill. Printed by the Western Litho. Co. Denver.   Price - $62.00

1899 THE GOLDEN AGE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Teller County, Cripple Creek

1899 THE GOLDEN AGE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Teller County, Cripple Creek. Printed with shiny-gold ink. Issued to J. M. Baines for 1,000 shares. Owned the Sylvanite, Little Daisy and Dolphin claims, all located on Ironclad Hill. Signed by E. C. Shelden as vice president and C. P. Bently, secretary. Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $89.00

1895 THE REBECCA GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Cripple Creek, Colorado - 25 share certificate with payment coupons attached to bottom

1895 THE REBECCA GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Cripple Creek, Colorado - 25 share certificate with payment coupons attached to bottom. The left side is printed in English and the right in French. Reverse printed in bright-red ink. Main office was in Denver, Colorado. Owned the Rebecca and C.O.D. Mining Claims located in Poverty Gulch.   Price - $69.00 

1908 THE CYMRIC GOLD MINING ASSOCIATION - This gold mine was located on a mountain in Clear Creek County, Colorado. The Cymric Tunnel was on the east bank of Silver Creek at an elevation of 8,600 feet

1908 THE CYMRIC GOLD MINING ASSOCIATION - Incorporated Under the Laws of Arizona - Certificate issued for 2,000 shares. After much research, I found that this gold mine was located on a mountain in Clear Creek County, Colorado. The Cymric Tunnel was on the east bank of Silver Creek at an elevation of 8,600 feet. Other mines in the area included the Blue Ridge and Big Horn. While researching this obscure mine, I found an actual early photo showing the Cymric Mine entrance on a snowy mountainside. The blacksmith shop and tailings pile are also visible. I will include a copy of the photo with the stock certificate.  John L. Roberts, secretary and Hugh R. Hughes, vice president. Office at Denver, Colorado. The printer was THE W. H. KISTLER STATIONERY CO., DENVER. Price - $69.00 

1895 THE VICTOR GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Cripple Creek, Colorado - Claims situated on Bull Hill

1895 THE VICTOR GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED - Cripple Creek, Colorado - Offices at Denver. 10 share certificate to bearer. The left side is printed in English and the right in French. Some payment coupons are still attached to the bottom. This company owned the Victor, Little Joe, Panther, and Victor #2 claims - all situated on Bull Hill.   Price - $75.00  

899 THE CARBONATE HILL GOLD MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Dec. 3rd, 1895 in Colorado. This was a Cripple Creek operation

1899 THE CARBONATE HILL GOLD MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Dec. 3rd, 1895 in Colorado. This was a Cripple Creek operation. Owned the New Year and Hustler Lodes on Copper Mountain. There was a shaft house on the Hustler Lode. Main office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $66.00  

1895 THE ROCHESTER CONSOLIDATED MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Ouray, Colorado Stock Certificate

1895 THE ROCHESTER CONSOLIDATED MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Impressive over-sized certificate with metallic shiny-gold corporate seal. Issued to Edward Gridley for 30 shares. The date line says Rochester, New York. I couldn't find much information about the company but one reference said there was also an office at Ouray, Colorado. Signed by M. W. Sprague as president.

Price - $169

1881 BUCKEYE MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Mining claims in Eagle County, Colorado - Signed by M. M. Pomeroy as president. Stock Certificate

1881 BUCKEYE MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Mine located north of Tennessee Pass on Buckeye Hill, about half a mile from Taylor. Owned the Henry Dawson, Iron Queen and Golden King mining claims in Eagle County, Colorado. This lode mine had quartz veins that contained mainly silver but also a small amount of free milling gold. I recognized the presidents' signature right away - M. M. Pomeroy. I would recommend typing his name into Google for a full history. This is the first certificate from the Buckeye MC I have seen.   Price - $250

1912 THE SPEARMINT GOLD MINING COMPANY - Office at Denver, Colorado. Stock Certificate

1912 THE SPEARMINT GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Arizona - What a great name for a gold mine!  This operation was located somewhere in Colorado.  Office at Denver, Colorado. Signed by A. L. Arnold as president. Printed by THE W.H. KISTLER STAT'Y CO., DENVER.   Price - $72.00

1884 THE SILVER RIDGE MINING COMPANY - Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado

1884 THE SILVER RIDGE MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Certificate #40. Issued to Ellis A. Hallett for 25 shares worth $10 each. The comany seal is clearly punched in to the lower-left corner. Signed by Geo. B. Buckman as secretary and J. L. Marstin as president. Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Price - $95.00

1901 THE EMMA AIMEE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT

1901 THE EMMA AIMEE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT printed in large letters in the background. Certificate issued to S. J. Burris for 5,000 shares (he signed the reverse). Signed by Will J. Mathews as secretary and Clay H. White as president. Owned the Emma Aimee mining claim on Ironclad Hill. Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $65.00

1901 THE GRAFTON CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Leadville, Colorado - This company had property in Poverty Gulch - Lake County

1901 THE GRAFTON CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Leadville, Colorado - This company had property in Poverty Gulch - Lake County.
Price - $80.00

1881 THE WESTERN UNION PLACER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - ***Rare stock certificate

1881 THE WESTERN UNION PLACER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - ***Rare certificate. Early stock #18. I am only aware of one other example from this company, which was stock #10. Shiny gold/copper colored corporate seal. Impressive Bald Eagle vignette. Issued to the company president, E. H. Rankin  for 1,000 shares valued at $10 each. J. C. Davidson, secretary. Placer gold mining operation. Office at Denver, Colorado.   Price - $275 

1917 WHITE CROSS COPPER COMPANY - Property located in Hinsdale County, Colorado

1917 WHITE CROSS COPPER COMPANY - Incorporated in October of 1916 Under the Laws of the State of Delaware - The White Cross mined gold, silver, copper and zinc. Property located in Hinsdale County, Colorado. Signed by H. P. Sturgis as secretary and Thos. H. Eaton as vice president. The certificate was printed by the Franklin Lee Division - American Bank Note Co. New York. 100 shares issued to Waters & Birdsall.   Price - $72.00

1880s THE OCEAN WAVE SILVER MINING COMPANY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - This obscure gold and silver mine was located in Custer County, Colorado

1880s THE OCEAN WAVE SILVER MINING COMPANY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Illinois - Very ornate stock certificate with green underprint. This obscure gold and silver mine was located in Custer County, Colorado. Reverse side contains a fourth detailed mining vignette. Unissued. Dated 188_   Price - $75.00

1882 THE PARIS CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY OF COLORADO - Very rare Leadville, Colorado stock certificate

1882 THE PARIS CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY OF COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Very rare Leadville, Colorado stock certificate. Stock number 35, issued for 100 shares valued at $10.00 each. Bold, shiny-gold background print. Unique vignette shows a beautiful mountain scene with steam locomotive traveling through the center. Another picture on the right side shows a group of early miners working in a shaft. Printed by the St. Louis Bank Note Company.   Price - $350

1890s THE UTE PASS LAND AND WATER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - El Paso County

1890s THE UTE PASS LAND AND WATER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - El Paso County. Ute Pass was a station on the Colorado Midland Railway. Starting in 1888, The Colorado Midland Railway ran tracks through Ute Pass connecting to the mines in Leadville, Aspen and later Cripple Creek. In 1890, the company began development of a summer resort community, complete with homes, cottages, made-made lakes and the Ute Hotel. Caption beneath the vignette reads: "FERN CANON", UTE PARK. Two more pictures on the reverse side show the PINE GROVE ON MOUNTAIN ROAD, UTE PARK and UTE PASS from a different perspective. Shiny-gold seal. Offered 8,000 shares worth $100 each.  Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado. This area is now called Chipita Park. Unissued. (Dated 189_)   Price - $69.00

1890s THE STAR OF THE WEST MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - This was a Cripple Creek gold mine located on Mineral Hill

1890s THE STAR OF THE WEST MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This one looks even better in person. The seal, border and background design are all printed in shiny-gold ink. This was a Cripple Creek gold mine located on Mineral Hill. Owned the Star of the West and Elkhorn claims. Company office at Colorado Springs. Unissued. (Dated 189_)   Price - $55.00

1910 THE GREAT WESTERN MINES EXPLORATION COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This company worked a mine at the Bowman Tunnel in the Monarch Mining District. Chaffee County

1910 THE GREAT WESTERN MINES EXPLORATION COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Thomas F. Barry for 500 shares. This company worked a mine at the Bowman Tunnel in the Monarch Mining District. Chaffee County. Vignette shows a small mine at the base of a mountain. Signed by J. H. Hunt as secretary and David Heaton, president.   Price - $85.00

1890s THE GOLD VALLEY PLACER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Large, ornate certificate printed with lots of shiny-gold ink. This was an Aspen, Colorado company with mines in Routt County, Colorado

1890s THE GOLD VALLEY PLACER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Large, ornate certificate printed with lots of shiny-gold ink. This was an Aspen, Colorado company with mines in Routt County, Colorado. Owned 60 acres of gold-bearing gravel on Four Mile Creek. Unissued but signed by two of the company directors and punched with the corporate seal.  Ed. S. Robinson, secretary and Henry B. Gillespie, vice president. Notice the pickaxe and shovel in the upper right and left corners. Would make a nice display piece! (Dated 189_)  Price - $69.00

1898 THE MOUNTAIN BEAUTY GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek

1898 THE MOUNTAIN BEAUTY GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek. Beautiful vignette shows an early mining camp in the rugged mountains. Owned the Sunny Side, Independence, Luck Sure, Mountain Beauty and Christmas Bell claims, located in a group on the south side of Bull Hill. Issued to Robert Dunlop Jr. for 500 shares. J. Maurice Finn, company president.   Price - $175

1915 THE LEADVILLE AND MOSQUITO RANGE MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - This was originally known as the Walter Scott Mine, located 1 & 1/2 miles from the town of Worman, Colorado on the west side of the Mosquito Range and 11 miles northeast of Leadville. Lake County

1915 THE LEADVILLE AND MOSQUITO RANGE MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Arizona - Certificate #24,  issued to C. R. Pignol for 500 shares. Signed by Lee Conquest as secretary and George J. Ermlich, company president. George J. Ermlich was an assayer and metallurgist from Denver, Colorado. This was originally known as the Walter Scott Mine, located 1 & 1/2 miles from the town of Worman, Colorado on the west side of the Mosquito Range and 11 miles northeast of Leadville. Lake County. Office at Denver, Colorado. Scarce.   Price - $75.00

1897 THE UNION GOLD MINING COMPANY Bank Draft - Mines at Cripple Creek, Colorado

1897 THE UNION GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated in 1892 - Very attractive bank draft payable to C. E. Palmer for $250 to the El Paso County Bank at Colorado Springs. Mines at Cripple Creek, Colorado printed on left side. Company name printed on a ribbon of gold ink surrounded by flowers. The Union Gold MC owned th following claims: Orpha May Nos. 1 and 2, Delmonico, Pikes Peak, Solid Muldoon, Forgotten and Adopted, containing 34 & 1/2 acres in all, located on the south slope of Bull Hill. Signed by company secretary, C. H. Morse.

Price - $49.00

1901 THE ERNESTINE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Mines at Cripple Creek, Colorado - Signed by Edwin Arkell as company president

1901 THE ERNESTINE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Henry W. Myar for 1,000 shares. Printed with beautiful blue ink. Mines at Cripple Creek, Colorado. Owned the Oxford Lode which was 70 feet deep, with the gold vein the full width of the shaft! Also owned a shaft on the Ferrell Claim. The property was originally located in 1894 and purchased by Homer Hart for $12,500. Both properties located on Galena Hill, adjoining the Cameron Townsite. Office at Colorado Springs.
Signed by Chas. A. Brooker as secretary and Edwin Arkell, company president. (see below)
EDWIN ARKELL was formerly head of the well-known mining brokerage firm of Arkell, McMillen and Stewart of Aspen, Colorado. Mr. Arkell first came to Colorado in the spring of 1879 and embarked in mining at Leadville, where he spent several years as one the builders and promoters of the "Cloud City". In the early 1880s he returned to Aspen where he acquired extensive mining and real estate interests, and was prominently identified with the growth of that city and camp. He later opened a mining brokerage firm in Colorado Springs, where he managed a number of successful Cripple Creek mines including the Ernestine Gold Mining Company. SCARCE.   Price - $225
 

1897 THE AL MOORE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE FRESHWATER MINING DISTRICT

1897 THE AL MOORE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Early stock #17. PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE FRESHWATER MINING DISTRICT (Printed beneath title) Later renamed the Guffey District. Fremont County, Colorado. Signed by R. Moore as secretary and S. H. Stephens, company president. Office at Boonville, Missouri.   Price - $79.00

1913 THE J. P. KARNS TUNNELING MACHINE COMPANY - Office at Boulder, Colorado. Stock Certificate

1913 THE J. P. KARNS TUNNELING MACHINE COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1904) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Dr. J. L. Sagerson for 500 shares. Shiny-gold corporate seal. This company manufactured tunneling machines capable of driving a 12 inch hole in solid rock at a rate of 15-20 feet per hour. Owned a number of patents on drilling components. Hand-signed by John P. Karns as company president and Shirley Davis, secetary. Office at Boulder, Colorado. Image below is an actual photo of one of the tunneling machines.   Price - $120

1913 THE J. P. KARNS TUNNELING MACHINE COMPANY - Office at Boulder, Colorado
1903 THE NEW LEADVILLE HOME MINING COMPANY Stock Certificate - Leadville is located in Lake County, Colorado at an elevation of 10,158 feet.

1903 THE NEW LEADVILLE HOME MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued for 400 shares. Unique vignette shows a large-scale ore mill with tall smokestacks. The word "Home" seemed out of place in the title until I discovered the company was in the Real Estate business as well. Owned the following mining claims:

Penrose

Star

Bon Air

Coronado

Midas

Leadville is located in Lake County, Colorado. It is the highest incorporated city in the United States. The elevation is 10,158 feet. Signed by Warren A. Moon as secretary and E. J. M. Canty, president.   Price - $195 

1884 EL CAPITAN MINING AND MILLING COMPANY Stock Certificate - Eagle County, Colorado - This gold mine was in the Tennessee Pass Mining District of Colorado

1884 EL CAPITAN MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Early stock certificate #15, issued for 50 shares worth $10 each. Eagle County, Colorado. Impressive Bald Eagle vignette. This gold mine was in the Tennessee Pass Mining District of Colorado. Office at Pittsburg, PA.   Price - $160

1901 THE NEW HAVEN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Thomas Allen Gunnell for 1,000 shares. CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT (printed in large background text). Owned the Eclipse No. 1 claim located on Raven Hill. Signed by William H. Jonson as assistant secretary and Geo. R. Buckman, president. Office at Colorado Springs. First certificate I have seen from this company.

1901 THE NEW HAVEN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Thomas Allen Gunnell for 1,000 shares. CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT (printed in large background text). Owned the Eclipse No. 1 claim located on Raven Hill. Signed by William H. Jonson as assistant secretary and Geo. R. Buckman, president. Office at Colorado Springs. First certificate I have seen from this company.   Price - $175

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