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COLORADO STOCK CERTIFICATES - Page 4

1902 THE ENTERPRISE MINING AND LAND COMPANY - Incorporated (El Paso County) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT Stock Certificate

1902 THE ENTERPRISE MINING AND LAND COMPANY - Incorporated (El Paso County) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Issued to company president, A. M. RipleyC. H. Dudley, secretary. Owned the Dollie Varden, Morning Stars, Christie and Squaw Gulch claims on Raven Hill, near the Doctor Mine; also the Oak claim on Iron Hill. CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT. Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $79.00

1890s THE ALASKA MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This gold and silver mine was about 16 miles from the town of Ward, in Boulder County

1890s THE ALASKA MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This gold and silver mine was about 16 miles from the town of Ward, in Boulder County. Claims included the Alaska Nos. 2 and 3, Emma and Arapahoe. Employed 10 men. The company president was O. L. Haskell and the secretary was C. A Schofield. PRINCIPAL OFFICE DENVER, COLORADO (printed beneath title). Unissued - Dated 189_   Price - $69.00

1911 THE ESTELLA MINING COMPANY Stock Certificate - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado

1911 THE ESTELLA MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - 50 share stock certificate issued to Gubbins & Co. Corporate seal punched lightly into the circle at bottom. Red, Six Pence stamp on right side indicates shares were sold in Great Britain. Office at Denver, Colorado. Impressive Bald Eagle vignette.   Price - $60.00

1908 THE SAVAGE BEAR GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Ouray, Colorado. Located in the Uncompahgre District, also known as the Bear Creek District. Scarce Early Western Stock Certificate

1908 THE SAVAGE BEAR GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1907) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - OURAY, COLORADO printed beneath title. Located in the Uncompahgre District, also known as the Bear Creek District. Ore contained gold, silver and lead. Issued to Leopold Hahn for 500 shares. Signed by F. J. Hulaniski as president and Jas. T. Pierson, secretary. Printed with shiny-gold ink. Most notable is the bear in the corporate seal. Uncommon vignette shows two early miners filling an ore cart in a tunnel.   Price - $165

1880s THE LEEDS MOUNTAIN GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Monarch Mining District, Chaffee County. Workings were near the town of Maysville, Colorado

1880s THE LEEDS MOUNTAIN GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Monarch Mining District, Chaffee County. My research indicated that the workings were near the town of Maysville, Colorado. Text on the reverse of certificate includes the names of the claims: Little Pearl, Silver Weight and the Worden Cave Lodes, all commonly known as the Worden Mines. Vignette apparently shows Leeds Mountain and ore mill at the base. Also had an office at Topeka, Kansas. Mine manager was Wm. C. Gibbons. Unissued.   SOLD

1880 THE LAWRENCE MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY - This was an early Leadville, Colorado silver mine

1880 THE LAWRENCE MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY - This was an early Leadville, Colorado silver mine. Beautiful vignette shows the rugged, snow-capped mountains in this part of Colorado. The town of Leadville is at an elevation of 10,152 feet. This stock certificate is signed by Oscar F. Fryers as secretary.  Shares were valued at $20 each. Printed by Collier & Cleaveland, Lith. Denver.   Price - $250

1880 THE CRYSTAL CREEK MINING COMPANY OF COLORADO - Old West Stock Certificate

1880 THE CRYSTAL CREEK MINING COMPANY OF COLORADO - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - Stock certificate #66. Issued to Edward S. Hunt for 50 shares worth $10 each. Corporate seal punched into lower-left. J. A. Wilson, secretary and C. H. Hawk, vice president. This one is a mystery but I'm sure someone out there knows where the Crystal Creek Mine was located. The only reference I found to Crystal Creek is a reservoir near Pikes Peak in Teller County, Colorado. Certainly a nice name for a mine. Company office at Chicago, Illinois.   Price - $175 

1904 THE HORSESHOE CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO. Rare Western Stock Certificate

1904 THE HORSESHOE CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under the Laws of the State of Iowa - Unique stock certificate with large shiny-gold horseshoe at center. CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO. The company offered just $15,000 in Capital Stock with shares valued at 1 cent each. Issued to Alfred Stretz for 500 shares ($5.00). ENTIRE PAR VALUE PAID IN PROPERTY printed on left side. Had offices at Council Bluffs, Iowa and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Scarce.   Price - $235

1894 THE SPRINGDALE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Genuine western Ghost Town document. Springdale, Colorado History

1894 THE SPRINGDALE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - 25 shares issued to company treasurer, F. D. Russell. Signed by Logan Russell as president. The company name is printed (twice) over a banner of shiny-gold ink. Genuine western Ghost Town document. Springdale, Colorado was built on the edge of Jim Creek. It was named after the mineral springs flowing out of the hillsides in the area.  These springs contained soda, sulphur and iron and were thought to have medicinal qualities.  A bottling plant and a hotel / health resort were built to capitalize on this resource. The water was apparently shipped all over the United States. The hotel was fittingly named the Seltzer House. Although best known for its' water, Springdale did have a mining history as well. Mines included the Ellen, Golden Age, Gladiator, Longfellow, King William, Glasgow, Grand Central, Ohio, Rip Van Dam, Lillie of the West, Big Blossom, Louie, Wano and Copper Blush. Interestingly enough, water was also the downfall of Springdale, when the Jim Creek Flood of 1894 washed most of the town away. It was never rebuilt. This stock certificate was issued the same year as the flood. Office at Denver.

Price - $195     

1890s THE TYROL AND VENICE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado. Cripple Creek

1890s THE TYROL AND VENICE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Although I could find no information about this obscure Colorado gold mine, my experience tells me it is probably from Cripple Creek. Early certificate #17. Unissued but it was punched with the corporate seal and signed by the company secretary, Peter Matthews. Impressive Bald Eagle with wings spread.   Price - $69.00

1901 PAR VALUE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Mine located in Teller County, Colorado, in the famous Cripple Creek Mining District

1901 PAR VALUE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated in 1900 - Attractive stock certificate issued to Mrs. Georgia E. Miller for 300 shares. Bright, shiny-gold corporate seal clearly punched into the lower-left. Mine located in Teller County, Colorado, in the famous Cripple Creek Mining District, adjoining the Portland, Gold Coin and Strong claims. Later in the companies history, they also acquired some mineral lands in Fremont County, Colorado. Office at Philadelphia, PA.   Price - $120 

1901 THE ROSE ARCHER GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - This gold mine was at Cripple Creek, Colorado on Galena Hill

1901 THE ROSE ARCHER GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - This gold mine was at Cripple Creek, Colorado on Galena Hill. Issued to Rittenhouse & Brown for 1,000 shares valued at 10 cents each. Signed by H. J. Newman as president. Mr. Newman was the head of the Colorado Springs Mining Stock Association. He had a stake in many early Cripple Creek mines.   Price - $75.00

1921 SCHOLTZ MUTUAL DRUG COMPANY Stock Certificate. Early Denver, Colorado Drug Store

1921 SCHOLTZ MUTUAL DRUG COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1920) Under the Laws of the State of Delaware - Stock certificate issued at Denver, Colorado for 3 shares worth $100 each.  This was an early Denver drug store located at 1775 Humboldt. I found an interior photo of the store online - along with the usual drug store products you could see a soda fountain counter and stools. This was also a place to buy cigars. Signed by George C. Gregory as president. Price - $50.00

1890s THE BUENA VISTA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - MINES IN CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT

1890s THE BUENA VISTA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - MINES IN CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT printed on left side. Very impressive stock certificate. Although unissued, the corporate seal is punched into the lower-left corner (does not show up in scan). Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Date reads 189_   Price - $62.00

1905 THE CAMPBELL SYSTEM FARMING ASSOCIATION Stock Certificate.  Hardy Webster Campbell - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado

1905 THE CAMPBELL SYSTEM FARMING ASSOCIATION - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - It's always unique to see an actual picture of the founder on a stock certificate. Hardy Webster Campbell was a promoter of "Dry Farming" techniques - also known as "Dryland Agriculture". (I'm not really sure how this worked). Signed by Denver banker, J. L. Donahue as company president and Stanley E. Wilmot of Stephens-Wilmot Investment Company of Denver as secretary. Issued to J. E. Shafer for one share worth $5. DENVER, COLORADO printed on the date line.   Price - $150

1896 THE GOLD CRATER MINING COMPANY Stock Certificate - Incorporated in 1895 - CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO -  Hand-signed by H. C. McCreery as secretary and J. R. McKinnie as vice president. Rare Old West Document

1896 THE GOLD CRATER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated in 1895 - CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO -  Hand-signed by H. C. McCreery as secretary and J. R. McKinnie as vice president. Printed by the Elgan Bank Note Company of Denver, CO. The Gold Crater Mining Company is one of the most important companies of the Cripple Creek District. Winfield Scott Stratton, Cripple Creeks' first millionaire, owned this operation. Vignette shows two volcanic craters. W. S. Stratton had a theory that the rich gold veins of the district emanated from a volcano; also known as the "Bowl of Gold" theory. Trees and miners cabins can be seen at the base of the mountain. H. C. McCreery, county treasurer and alderman of Cripple Creek, was a close associate of W. S. StrattonJ. R. McKinnie was another well-known Cripple Creek mining man who became very wealthy. In his later years he lost his entire fortune. The Gold Crater owned the Globe, Close Shave, Lady Stith, Deerborn, Deerborn #2, and Pride of the Rockies claims. Also owned the Callie claim on Gold Hill. ***RARE***  
Price - $550  

Early 1900s THE GOLD PICK MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - The Gold Pick was in operation around 1903 in Gunnison County, Colorado

Early 1900s THE GOLD PICK MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - The graphics on this certificate are amazing! Notice the "Gold Pick" running through the company title. The round seal and the head of the pickax are a shiny-gold color. In the background you can see mountains and a miner pushing an ore cart out of a timbered mine tunnel. A sign that says GOLD PICK directly above.
The Gold Pick was in operation around 1903 in Gunnison County, Colorado. Although unissued, this certificate was signed by company president, N. F. Patterson. Another name that came up in my research was D. S. Young, who was the secretary. It was not uncommon for company directors to sign a number of stock certificates in advance. Shares were valued at just one cent each. Reverse side is dated 190_ .   Price - $75.00

1920 THE MIDWEST POTATO HARVESTER COMPANY - Ault, Colorado. Weld County

1920 THE MIDWEST POTATO HARVESTER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado -  Stock certificate #14, issued to John E. Shafer for 200 shares. AULT, COLORADO printed beneath title. Signed by H. H. Bennett as president. Mr. Bennett was in the mining business as well - I have seen his signature a number of times on mining stocks. Ault, Colorado is in Weld County. The town population was 1519 in the 2010 census. Named after Alexander Ault who owned a flour mill. The town was first incorporated in 1904.
*** Along with the certificate, I will include an actual 3 page agreement between John R. Ault and C. B. Ault dated March 5th, 1904 (same year town incorporated). The last page of this type-written legal form contains their actual signatures. I'm guessing they were related to the towns founder, Alexander Ault. Interesting stuff!
The certificate was printed by A. S. Carter of Denver - I have not seen this printer before. The Colorado state shield is shown on the front, surrounded by buildings with smokestacks, and of course, lots of mountains. The reverse contains another (different variation) Colorado seal printed in orange I have not seen before.
Price for both documents - $195

1897 THE WHALIN TUNNEL AND GOLD MINING COMPANY - Pueblo, Colorado Stock Certificate

1897 THE WHALIN TUNNEL AND GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Attractive stock certificate printed with lots of shiny-gold ink. Issued to W. C. Pochon for 1,000 shares. Picture shows a group of early miners working underground by candlelight. PUEBLO, COLORADO printed above the date.   Price - $79.00

1892 THE CRIPPLE CREEK SILVER BELL MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Unique engraving shows the Mineral Palace at Pueblo, Colorado

1892 THE CRIPPLE CREEK SILVER BELL MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Unique engraving shows the Mineral Palace at Pueblo, Colorado. The history of this Mineral Palace is fascinating and certainly worth the time to Google. Rare stock certificate issued for 500 shares. Signed by C. L. Wall as president and Edward J. Scott as company secretary. Office at Pueblo. Printed by the Cactus Printing Company of Pueblo, CO.    Price - $395

1901 THE CANNONBALL GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - MINES IN CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT COLORADO. Signed by L. E. Kimball as president

1901 THE CANNONBALL GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - MINES IN CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT COLORADO printed beneath title. Shiny-gold company seal. Rare Teller County certificate. Most notable is the vignette, showing a cannon being fired. Owned the Lizzie M and Cannonball mining claims on Big Bull Hill. Signed by Frank N. Fish as secretary and L. E. Kimball, president.  Issued for 10,000 shares valued at one cent each. Main office at Denver, Colorado. Price - $395

1883 THE GRAPHIC CONSOLIDATED MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Scarce Western Stock Certificate. MINES LOCATED ON  SHEEP MOUNTAIN, ROBINSON, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO

1883 THE GRAPHIC CONSOLIDATED MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - If I read the fine print correctly, this rare $100 mining bond was payable to the bearer on April 1st, 1885. Redeemable at the Union Bank of Denver, Colorado. Four payment coupons attached to right side - each hand-signed by the company president and secretary. Corporate seal punched into lower-left corner. Printing on left reads:
PROPERTY,
GRAPHIC, ST. JAMES,
WINDSOR,
CROWN POINT,
CROWN POINT TUNNEL,
SAVAGE,
BELCHER & PRINCTON,
MINES LOCATED ON  SHEEP MOUNTAIN, ROBINSON, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO
Unique a beautiful vignette shows a rugged mountain scene with miners cabins on a hillside. Printed by Collier & Cleaveland Lith. Denver, Col.   Price - $275

1907 THE KING BEE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Worked claims in Gilpin County, near Central City, Colorado. This is known as the Russell Mining District

1907 THE KING BEE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Worked claims in Gilpin County, near Central City, Colorado. This is known as the Russell Mining District. This region produced ores of silver, gold, copper and lead. The War Dance Mine near the King Bee produced high-grade tellurium ore in 1908.

Price - $130

1906 LITTLE MATTIE MINING, MILLING AND POWER COMPANY - Mines near Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado on Chicago Mountain

1906 LITTLE MATTIE MINING, MILLING AND POWER COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1900) Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - Certificate issued to C. S. Baughart for 1,000 shares. Mines near Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado on Chicago Mountain. Claims included the Little Mattie, No. 4, Silver Glance, Old Abe, Great Republican, Decatur, Gen. Thomas and the Newton and Wild Rose lodes. Signed by Dr. W. S. Abbott as president and Louis P. Scoville, secretary. Ores contained lead, copper, silver and gold.  
Price - $65.00

(Stock variation #1)

1906 LITTLE MATTIE MINING, MILLING AND POWER COMPANY - Mines near Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado on Chicago Mountain

1906 LITTLE MATTIE MINING, MILLING AND POWER COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1900) Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - Certificate issued to C. S. Baughart for 1,000 shares. Mines near Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado on Chicago Mountain. Claims included the Little Mattie, No. 4, Silver Glance, Old Abe, Great Republican, Decatur, Gen. Thomas and the Newton and Wild Rose lodes. Signed by Dr. W. S. Abbott as president and Louis P. Scoville, secretary. Ores contained lead, copper, silver and gold.  
SOLD

(Stock variation #2)

1908 THE ELDORA MINES COMPANY - Eldora, Colorado. Boulder County. Claims located in the Grand Island Mining District

1908 THE ELDORA MINES COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1908) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock #9, issued to H. F. Crippen for 5,000 shares. Eldora, Colorado. Boulder County. Claims located in the Grand Island Mining District. Worked quartz veins containing free-milling gold, copper and iron sulphides. Signed by Joseph J. Crippen as secretary and H. M. Orahood, company president.
*** I will include a very-detailed 5 page report describing the Eldora Mines Companys' property, written by Mining Engineer, George W. Teal in 1905 - Apparently when it was still in the development stages.   
SOLD

1882 THE HORSE SHOE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1882) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado. Rare Old West Stock Certificate

1882 THE HORSE SHOE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1882) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This early Colorado mine was so obscure I couldn't find any details about it. Only 3,200 shares were offered and I'm guessing the company was short-lived. Unique flowering plant motif on left border. Issued to Judson M. Bemis for 10 shares worth $10 each. Signed by J. Marriott as president. Company office at St. Louis.   Price - $275

1899 THE PINNACLE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT

1899 THE PINNACLE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - What stands out right away is the amazing vignette, showing a mountain peak enveloped in clouds. The entire certificate is printed in shiny-gold ink. CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT printed large in background. Issued to Mrs. Julia D. Blewitt for 100 shares. Signed by Edward Tripp as president.
Owned the Mitchell, McCluer, Lansing, Bonanza, Girard, Black Tail, Brindsmaid, Horse Shoe, Olympia, Mollie W. and one half interest in the Sarah Ann McDonald and Flying Cloud mining claims, situated on the northeast slope of Bull Hill. Also the Overlooked, Dolly R. and White Elephant on Gold Hill and the Gen. N. Miles claim on Mineral Hill. Teller County. ***RARE ***   Price - $375

1904 THE PALACE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1899) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT. Teller County, Colorado

1904 THE PALACE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1899) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Certificate issued to Alfred Stretz for 500 shares. Shiny-gold corporate seal and border. CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT. Teller County, Colorado. Owned the Palace and Homeward mining claims on Squaw Mountain. Signed by S. G. Tucker as secretary and F. L. Ballard, company president. Reverse contains the image of a snow-capped mountain peak.   Price - $60.00

1866 THE SYRACUSE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Rare territorial stock certificate. Morris and Downieville Mining Districts. Located half a mile above Fall River. The bottom border reads: Mining Works, Clear Creek, Colorado

1866 THE SYRACUSE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Incorporated (in 1865) Under the Laws of the State of New York - Rare territorial stock certificate issued to Nathan Seward for 10 shares worth $100 each. Stock #25. In my research, I found this company mentioned under the heading: Morris and Downieville Mining Districts. Located half a mile above Fall River. The bottom border reads: Mining Works, Clear Creek, Colorado. Contains 3 exceptional mining vignettes. A 25 cent Internal Revenue stamp is affixed to the upper left corner. Office at Canastota, New York. The dark vertical lines at the top and bottom borders are NOT tears, just tight folds.   Price - $450 

1957 SAMSON URANIUM INC. Stock Certificate - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - Unique graphic with nuclear symbol in center.

1957 SAMSON URANIUM INC. - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to Margaret Wiggs or Patricia Wiggs for 30 shares. This company offered 25 million shares valued at 1 cent each. Unique graphic with nuclear symbol in center. Signed by Robert T. Martin as secretary and Vincent Schelm, president.  SOLD

1881 THE POVERTY GULCH MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Rare Crested Butte, Colorado stock certificate. Gunnison County.

1881 THE POVERTY GULCH MINING COMPANY of COLORADO - Rare Crested Butte, Colorado stock certificate. Issued C. E. Chillis for 10 shares worth $10 each. In 1881, several prominent citizens of Champaign and Urbana, Illinois formed The Poverty Gulch Mining Company to work several claims near Crested Butte (printed at date line). Mountain scene stamped in the center of the corporate seal. Gunnison County. Another source stated the company owned 7 claims, including the "Good Enough".   Price - $150

1800s SWANSEA & CENTRAL CITY WAGON ROAD COMPANY - Organized Under the General Laws of the State of Colorado - The dateline on this unissued stock certificate reads Georgetown, Colorado.

1800s SWANSEA & CENTRAL CITY WAGON ROAD COMPANY - Organized Under the General Laws of the State of Colorado - The dateline on this unissued stock certificate reads Georgetown, Colorado. Wagon roads were vital for transporting equipment and supplies to the many mines that were springing up during this era. Shares valued at $10 each. Central City is located in both Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties. Certificate printed by Miner Print.   Price - $75.00

1903 THE PUEBLO MINERAL WATER AND SANITARIUM COMPANY Stock Certificate - Pueblo, Colorado

1903 THE PUEBLO MINERAL WATER AND SANITARIUM COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock certificate #74, issued to David Best for 400 shares. Signed by J. E. Marshall as secretary and O. H. P. Baxter, company president. Printed by Pueblo Litho. & Print Co.   Price - $60.00

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