COLORADO STOCK CERTIFICATES - Page 3
1899 THE SHERIFF GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado - Owned the Sheriff Lode, which was 10 acres, on the saddle between Raven and Bull Hill. Ore of paying grade was shipped from nearly every working on the property, but no large continuous chute was found. Issued to and signed by Matt France, who was elected Mayor of Colorado Springs in 1878. From what I could gather from my research, he actually discovered the Sheriff Lode. What a great "Old West" certificate! Price - $195
1903 THE OLD GOLD MINES COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado - Mines included the Old Gold, Buckeye, and Geneveve on the west slope of Beacon Hill. Signed by James M. Downing as president, who was a prominent Denver attorney. Price - $42.00
190_ THE SEGURO MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Walsenburg, Colorado - Unissued but the corporate seal is punched into it. (Early 1900s) Price - $44.00
1907 THE BIG REVENUE GOLD BULLION MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1904) Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona, by the J. D. Williamson Investment Company. Issued to Andrew C. Berry for 1,500 shares. Worked a group of claims on Seaton Mountain in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Property adjoined the Treasure Vault, Egardine and Old Queen claims. Signed by John D. Williamson as secretary. Most notable is the vignette, made from an actual photograph of the operation, showing the miners. One sign reads: BIG REVENUE G.B.M. CO. BLACKSMITH SHOP and another above the mine entrance reads: BIG REVENUE TUNNEL. Office at Idaho Springs, Colorado. Price - $150
1896 THE ENTERPRISE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - I don't see too many certificates from Pueblo, Colorado (printed on the date line). Issued for a whopping 7,692 shares. Signed by B. Donahue as president. Price - $82.00
1878 INTER OCEAN MINING COMPANY OF SAN JUAN - Incorporated (April 1878) Under the Laws of the State of Iowa - Stock certificate issued just two years after Colorado became a state. Issued to John M. Jamerson for 100 shares valued at $20 each. LOCATION: EUREKA DISTRICT, SAN JUAN, COLORADO (printed at bottom border). Corporate seal punched into left side also says San Juan, Colorado. The Inter Ocean works were at Animas Forks, Colorado - known as the Scotia Lode. James Reynolds, president and Robert A. Payne, company secretary. Had offices at Davenport, Iowa and Chicago, Illinois. The elaborate background design was printed with shiny-gold ink and is much more attractive in person. This is a smaller-sized stock - 7 & 1/2 x 4 inches. Price - $85.00
1893 THE GOLD VALLEY PLACER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Certificate issued to Theodore D. Sutton for 500 shares. Bright, shiny-gold corporate seal. This was an Aspen, Colorado company with mines in Routt County. Owned 60 acres of gold-bearing gravel on Four Mile Creek. It you look closely at the yellow background print you can see an early miner in the center. Signed by Ed S. Robinson as secretary and Byron E. Shear, president. Price - $89.00
1905 THE BURNS - MOORE MINING & TUNNEL COMPANY - Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado - Organized in 1902. Dr. W. C. Abbott president and John M. Shaller company secretary. Owned 42 lode claims, 5 placer claims, and a millsite 7 miles from Idaho Springs. Water for the operation was channeled through a 4,000 foot drainage tunnel, starting from Chicago Creek and running to Saxon Mountain. The ore contained gold, silver, lead and copper. Price - $72.00
1896 THE AETNA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - LOCATED IN CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT (printed beneath title) Notice the large background vignette labeled: Victor, Battle Mt. and Mines. If you look very close you will see that some of the individual mines are noted as well. Charles R. Burger, secretary and F. C. Goudy, president.
Claims owned by THE AETNA GOLD MINING COMPANY :
All located on the east side of Nipple Mountain. Price - $275
1898 LA CROSSE GOLD MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Organized Under the General Law of the State of New York - Beautiful pink certificate! I found a few bits & pieces of information about this early company (some info from Fred Holabird). This mine produced gold & silver averaging 2 to 6 ounces per ton of ore. It was located in Gilpin County, Central City, Black Hawk Mining District, Colorado - at Quartz Hill. The claim was known as the Burroughs Lode. Certificate issued to the company secretary, Edward T. Wastrell for 100 shares worth $10 each. Price - $89.00
1880 GRAND VIEW MINING COMPANY - State of Colorado - Beautiful, very early Colorado certificate. This is the very first one issued by the company - Stock# 1 Issued to Dumont Clarke for 500 shares worth $100 each. I acquired this certificate with other old stocks that also contained the name Dumont Clarke, originating from Leadville, Colorado, so I assume this was also a Leadville mining operation. Unique oval vignette shows a group of miners using an ore chute to fill ore carts in a tunnel - another miner can be seen swinging a pickax. Printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company, NY. This company worked the Grand View Lode. Price - $450
I originally had stock #1, #2 & #3 from this company - the only one still available is #3
1890s THE CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This large, impressive certificate would be perfect for framing. Printed with lots of shiny-gold ink. GOLD AND GLOBE MILL printed beneath the picture. This detailed engraving is based on an actual photograph of this early ore stamp mill. Office at Colorado Springs. According to some research, the mill was in operation around 1893. Unissued. Price - $79.00
1924 HOME SAVINGS AND MERCHANTS BANK - Incorporated (in 1924) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate #34 issued to James A. Curran for 7 shares valued at $100 each. Impressive Bald Eagle with wings spread. Office at Denver, Colorado. Price - $42.00
189_ THE PRIMROSE CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Attractive Native American motif with three wild horses at center. MINES AT CRIPPLE CREEK printed below title. Vignette on reverse shows a snow-capped mountain peak. Unissued. (1890s) Price - $49.00
Early 1900s THE MAID OF ERIN SILVER MINES COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of the State of Colorado, U.S.A. - Mines located at Leadville, Colorado (printed beneath the title). Attractive stock certificate printed by the American Bank Note Company of New York. This silver mine was located on Carbonate Hill and was discovered by John McCombe in 1877. Impressive Bald Eagle with wings spread across top border. Office at Denver, Colorado. Two vignettes show early prospectors examining ore samples. Lake County, CO. Unissued. SOLD
1903 GRAND JUNCTION SMELTING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of the State of Maine - One of the first certificates issued, Stock # 12. Bright red corporate seal. SECOND PREFERRED printed in bold. Office in Boston. This 125 ton ore smelter was in Mesa County, Grand Junction, Colorado. Signed by Edwin Rogers as president and James V. Howard as treasurer. Price - $45.00
1903 GRAND JUNCTION SMELTING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of the State of Maine - Another variation from the same company. Beehive vignette. COMMON printed in bold. Office in Boston. This 125 ton ore smelter was in Mesa County, Grand Junction, Colorado. Signed by Edwin Rogers as president and Samuel R. Philips as treasurer. Price - $45.00
1899 THE MOON ANCHOR GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Large, unique stock certificate issued to H. W. Patterson for 294 shares. CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD FIELDS. Vignette shows a shiny-gold boat anchor hanging from the moon. Also notice the chain and anchors around the border. Owned the Zeolite, Bloomington and Surplus Fraction on Battle Mountain. J. R. McKinnie was president but this example was signed by L. L. Aitken as acting president. O. H. Shoup, secretary. Noted in the list of directors was Verner Z. Reed as vice president and treasurer and W. S. Stratton. Office at Colorado Springs. Teller County. SCARCE. Price - $350
188_ COLORADO INVESTMENT COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New York - SHARES $100 EACH printed in bold red ink. This company operated the Denver, Colorado water / irrigation company. I found a couple of sources that stated that the company also owned the Sovereign Mining Company in Colorado. Unissued (1880s) Price - $60.00
1879 THE CHICAGO AND SILVER CLIFF GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (September 23rd, 1879) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - PRINCIPAL OFFICES: SILVER CLIFF, COLORADO & CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (printed at top). Stock certificate issued to W. R. Woodbury just one month after incorporation, on October 22nd, 1879 for 634 shares valued at $10 each. Notice the "Horn of Plenty" design in the center of the corporate seal. Silver Cliff is in Custer County, Colorado, in the Wet Mountain Valley. Silver Cliff came into being when silver was found (in 1878) on a sheer cliff beside the present day location of the town. This initial ore discovery was 75% silver! The company only existed a few years. Printed by the Western Bank Note & Engraving Company of Chicago. Price - $550
1890s THE MASCOT MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - FREE GOLD MINING DISTRICT, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO (printed beneath title). This impressive stock certificate was a bit too large for my scanner so some of the borders are not shown in the image above... it is complete. The Mascot MC owned the Delphine group of 5 claims at the head of Bear Creek, 7 miles southeast of Salida, Colorado. Office at Denver. Printed with lots of shiny-gold ink. Unissued. Dated 189_ Price - $69.00
1891 THE GOLD ROCK MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - A Corporation of Colorado - 100 share stock certificate issued to Albion Little. LOCATION OF MINES, GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO (printed beneath vignette). Company seal punched into lower-left. Signed by C. R. Howard as secretary. Office at Denver, CO. Price - $62.00
1926 KITTERMAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This was an oil drilling operation. Stock certificate issued to John E. Shafer for 10 shares. Shiny-gold seal and underprint. Detailed picture shows an early oil field with many wells dotting the landscape. Price - $39.00
1896 THE GOLDEN STAIRS MINING AND LEASING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT, COLORADO (printed on left side). Shiny-gold seal and border. Stock certificate issued to William A. Perry for 1,000 shares. This company owned property on Tenderfoot Mountain and Squaw Mountain. Signed by Robert H. Hughes as president and George T. Shackelford, secretary. Office at Denver, Colorado. Price - $75.00
1899 THE GOOD SAMARITAN CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Shiny-gold seal clearly punched into the lower-left. Issued to Wm. B. Harris for 600 shares. Scarce Park County, Colorado stock certificate. Mines were near Fairplay. This was one of a number of mines run by the Prentice Investment Company. Notice that it was signed by H.L. Prentice as president. John A. Thompson, secretary. Unusual name for a mine! Price - $225
1908 THE EMPIRE TUNNEL AND GOLD MINING, MILLING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Mine offices at Empire, Clear Creek County, Colorado and Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. Property includes the Empire Tunnel and Gold Mines at Empire and the Cloud City Mine at Leadville. Ores contained gold, silver, lead and copper. Owned a 200 ton smelter at Denver, CO. The company employed around 50 men. Notice the pickaxe and shovel in the center of the corporate seal. Issued to Antoine M. Peltier for 1,175 shares. C. H. Gray, company secretary. Price - $79.00
1883 THE PANAMA MINING AND REDUCTION COMPANY - Incorporated (June 10th, 1880) Under the Laws of the State of Illinois - Smaller-sized stock certificate. Issued to J. L. Manning for 100 shares valued at $10 each. Fancy corporate seal clearly punched into lower-left. MINES LOCATED CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, COLORADO (printed beneath title). Signed by P. G. Gardner as vice president. Office at Chicago, Illinois. Price - $70.00
1896 THE ST. LOUIS, ST. JOSEPH AND CRIPPLE CREEK MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock #18. Large, ornate certificate issued to the company president for 10,000 shares. Office at Colorado Springs, CO. Printed by the A. Gast Bank Note Co., St. Louis & NY. Notice the two little portraits in the lower left and right corners and the beehive at bottom center. Price - $120
1867 THE CONCORD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated in 1867 in Colorado - Very early Colorado Territory mining bond. The first one issued by this company. Bond #1. PURCHASE & IMPROVEMENT LOAN $75,000 - FIRST MORTGAGE ON 6,300 FEET. Some of the fine print reads: "The Concord Mining Company is indebted to the bearer in the sum of One Hundred Dollars, payable on the sixteenth day of April, Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and seventy two, with interest from the sixteenth day of April A. D. 1867". Company office at Philadephia, PA. Signed by B. B. Higgins as president and G. H. M. Cabe, secretary. Attractive blue 10 cent Internal Revenue - Bill of Lading stamp affixed to the right of the corporate seal. (This bond is quite large and the borders are not shown in the photo above) RARE WESTERN DOCUMENT. Price - $1,250
1888 KEYSTONE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Sept. 22nd, 1888 Under the Laws of the State of New Jersey - Issued for Property Purchased. Bottom border reads: "LOCATION OF MINES MIGUEL CO. COLORADO". Claims are printed above the title as follows: Washington, Boston, Keystone and Keystone Extension. The company built flumes for sluicing placer gold on an extensive scale. Stock certificate issued to company president F. W. Pitcher for 200 shares valued at $2 each. The operation was on the San Miguel River. Office at Jersey City, NJ. *** SCARCE.
Price - $250
1896 ELA HELEAN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - TELLER COUNTY. Certificate issued to Alexander Cuthill for 5,000 shares worth $1 each. The Ela Helean gold seam that ran under the town of Cripple Creek was discovered by prospector, gold miner, property developer and speculator, Billie Wanner. Along with five other men he formed the company in 1894. Also notable is that is was hand-signed by stock broker / promoter, F. H. Pettengill as president. Office at Colorado Springs, CO. Price - $85.00
1896 THE PIRATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT printed in large gold background print. Beautiful, ornate blue stock certificate issued for 2,000 shares. Most notable is the unique vignette, showing a pirate sailing ship.
*** RARE Colorado Mining History!
Price - $750
1904 THE MAGIC GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under the Laws of the State of Iowa – Stock certificate issued to Alfred Stretz for 500 shares valued at 1 cent each. MINES IN THE CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT, COLORADO (printed on left side). Entire Par Value Paid in Property (right side). Fancy title surrounded by flowers. Most notable is that it was signed by Edwin Arkell as company president. Printed by The Gowdy-Simmons CO., Colorado. Springs, CO.
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.
Price - $85.00
1913 THE HIGHLAND MARY MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - There were a few mines which shared this name but to the best of my knowledge this one was located near Eldora, Colorado. The mine was 3 miles above the south fork of Middle Boulder Creek. Stock certificate issued to Benjamin Stoner for 200 shares. Vignette shows a beautiful mountain stream. Signed by J. H. Bair as secretary and H. W. Brougher, company president. At some point in the companies' history, the name was changed to The Highland Mary Mining Milling and Power Company. Office at Boulder, Colorado.
Price - $69.00