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  • CALIFORNIA BANK STOCK COLLECTION, 19

    CALIFORNIA BANK STOCK COLLECTION, 19

  • MASSACHUSETTS BANK STOCK, 6 [177804]

    MASSACHUSETTS BANK STOCK, 6 [177804]

  • NEW JERSEY BANK STOCKS, 5 [177803]

    NEW JERSEY BANK STOCKS, 5 [177803]

  • PINE PLAINS BANK STOCK CERTIFICATE PAIR

    PINE PLAINS BANK STOCK CERTIFICATE PAIR

Lot: 3001 - CALIFORNIA BANK STOCK COLLECTION, 19 [177659]

19 mostly issued California bank stocks, c. 1928-72, mostly older. Bank of America with several varieties, Oakland Mortgage, Pajaro Valley National, Anglo & London Paris National of San Francisco, Crocker National-fair condition, Wells Fargo etc. See photo. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3002 - MASSACHUSETTS BANK STOCK, 6 [177804]

Issued-1909 Second National Bank of Boston, 1953 Waverley Cooperative, 1947 Massachusetts Investors Trust 1947 black and green, 1894 National Bank of Methuen. Unissued-Builders Loan and Fund. Massachusetts Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3003 - NEW JERSEY BANK STOCKS, 5 [177803]

Issued-1896 Moorestown National, 1890 Third National of Jersey City. First National Bank of Hoboken 1865-stained, 1925 and 1931. New Jersey Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3004 - PINE PLAINS BANK STOCK CERTIFICATE PAIR 1848 [155840]

Lot 2: one issued and one unissued. Issued piece is no. 70, issued for 5 shares to William H. Hoffman in 1848. Signed by president Bostwick and cashier Hills. Pen cancelled. Numerous pen notations on reverse. Printed on very thin paper with multiple allegorical vignettes. 6 x 10.5" Folds, creases. Plus unissued example. The Pine Plains Bank was organized in 1839, The first meeting for the organization was held at the hotel of Henry C. Myers (now Stissing House), at which seventeen directors were named. The bank had a capital of one hundred thousand dollars, divided into one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. The bank closed its doors in 1857. The town of Pine Plains is one of the northern tier of towns in Dutchess, bordering the county of Columbia. Extensive plains originally covered by pine forests gave the town its name. Pine Plains New York

Lot: 3005 - CHEMICAL NATIONAL BANK STOCK ISSUED TO JAMES J ROOSEVELT [179059]

I/C Chemical National Bank of NY stock issued to James J Roosevelt. "James John Roosevelt, known as James I. (December 14, 1795 [x=#8211/] April 5, 1875) was an American politician, jurist, businessman, and member of the Roosevelt family." from wikipedia. Is this him? No Roosevelt signature. New York 1872

Lot: 3006 - NEW YORK BANK STOCKS, 25 [177802]

About 25 issued and unissued NY bank stocks. 1854 Bank of America, All State Credit, US Bond & Mortgage, First National Bank of Cooperstown 1881, Income Foundation Fund, Irving Trust, 1864 Morris Canal & Banking, Geneva Trust etc. See Photo. New York Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3007 - BANK - EUREKA NEV. STOCK CERTS. (3) 1905 [177327]

Stock certificates (3) for The Eureka County Bank, incorp. Nevada, 1885, I/C: No. 90, five shares issued to Oscar J. Smith, of Reno, Nev., c1905, signed by president and secretary (illegible); No. 88, 20 shares issued to R.H. Mallett, of Elko, Nev., c1905, signed by president and secretary (illegible); No 72, five shares issued to W.M. Hamilton, of Eureka, Nev., c1904, signed by president and secretary (illegible). See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3008 - BANK - NY STOCK BULK COLLECTION (ALMOST 200) [177336]

A huge collection of almost 200 stock certificates related to New York banks, 19 different banks, c1880s-1900s. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3009 - BANK- FIRST NATIONAL LOVELOCK, NV STOCK CERTS (51) [178800]

A RARE collection of 51 First National Bank, Lovelock, NV, stock certificates, canceled, c1905-27. Vignettes of American Indians. The First National Bank was a tiny bank that had "national" bank notes. It served mining camps of Seven Troughs, Mazuma, etc. Please see photo(s) for more details. Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3010 - BANKS - 1830-1899 STOCK COLLECTION (35) [177340]

A collection of 35 stock certificates from banks, c1830-1899. Includes; 1830s (2), 1840s (3), 1850s (4), 1860s (4), 1870s (3), 1880s (7), 1890s (12). See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3011 - BANKS - 1830S-1870S STOCK COLLECTION (14) [177339]

A collection of 14 stock certificates from banks, c1830s-1870s. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3012 - BANKS - AMERICAN BANK STOCKS (@75) [177344]

A lot of approximately 75 American bank stock certificates, 15 different with 5 each, c1892-1974. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3013 - BANKS - AMERICAN STOCK COLLECTION (18 DIFFERENT) [177345]

A collection of 18 different stock certificates related to American banks, c1881-1959. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3014 - BANKS - LARGE LOT STOCK CERTS (@75) [177343]

A large lot of approximately 75 stock certificates related to banking, 25 banks with three each, c1851-1970. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3015 - BANKS - LOT OF UNISSUED FROM 11 BANKS (OVER 100) [177338]

Lot of over 100 unissued stock certificates related to banking, with 11 different banks, about 10 each, c1800s-early 1900s. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3016 - BANKS - PENNSYLVANIA STOCK COLLECTION (25) [177342]

A collection of 25 different stock certificates related to banks in the State of Pennsylvania, c1886-1951. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3017 - BANKS - STOCK COLL. 1880-99 (16) [177341]

A collection of 16 different stock certificates from banks, c1880-99. Included are nine from the 1890s, and seven from the 1880s. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3018 - NATIONAL BANK STOCKS, 23 DIFFERENT STOCKS [177801]

23 different national bank stocks in quantities up to 5 each, about 120 or more total. Reading, Pajaro Valley, Central, Drovers Mechanics, Old National of Brighton, Manufacturers, Bank of Cameron MO., Tioga of Philadelphia, Beaver Falls PA etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3019 - BIG RAPIDS EXCHANGE BANK STOCK 1975 [177325]

A stock certificate for The Exchange Bank, of Big Rapids, Mich., No. 139, 10 shares to Kate F. Stickney, c1875, signed by President S. Bronson and Cashier, Stickney (first name illegible), vignette of man and woman holding rifles with baby and dog. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3020 - MODERN BANKING STOCK ASSORTMENT, 50 [177808]

About 50 or more c. 1929-1974 mostly issued banking stocks with up to 3 duplicates. Oakland Mortgage, Bank of America in several varieties, Franklin National, Old National of New Brighton PA, Irving Trust, Morris Plan, First Banc Group of Ohio etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3021 - SOUTHERN BANK STOCKS, 5 [177805]

Issued-1847 Bank of Charleston-foxing, 1874 Atlanta National, 1870 Louisiana National of New Orleans. Unissued-Real Estate Bank of Arkansas-foxing, Casconade Holding. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3022 - US BANK STOCKS, 4 [171424]

4 US bank stocks, all issued. 1878 Union National Bank. 1934 Danvers National Bank. 1868 Bank of Catasauqua. 1857 Bank of America.

Lot: 3023 - SECURITIES AND INVESTMENT STOCKS, 25 [177545]

About 25 c. 1882-1971, mostly newer securities and investment stocks. Fully Administered Fund, Supervised Shares, Pacific States Securities-.5" tear, Merrill Lynch..., Abacus Fund, Equitable Securities, Commerce Investment etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3024 - SECURITIES STOCKS, BULK COLLECTION, 100 [177544]

About 100 c. 1930-72 securities stocks. Scudder, Stevens & Clark. New York Corp., Merrill Lynch..., Common Stock Fund, Supervised Shares etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3025 - ALABAMA COPPER MINING STOCK, 1855, RARE [178032]

Rare issued 1855 Alabama Copper Mining stock, bearer certificate. Great underground mining vignette. Fine condition, no creased. Talladega Alabama Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3026 - FAIRBANKS BASED GOLD MC STOCK CERTIFICATES, EARLY 1900'S [173190]

Three separate stock certificates from different Fairbanks, Alaska, based gold mining companies. 1. Reynolds-Alaska Development Company stock certificate, incorporated in Washington, No. A3432, issued to A.J.B. Stauffer for 200 shares ($1 per share) on 1 June 1909. 2. Newsboy Mining Company stock certificate, incorporated in Alaska, No. 42, issued to S.R. Matthews for 500 shares ($1 per share) on 5 June 1912. Signed by Henry Ott (president). Gold embossment, vignettes with high detail. 3. Tolovana Mining Company stock certificate, incorporated in Alaska, No. 562, issued to Joseph R. Mathews for 10,000 shares ($1 per share) on 5 June 1912. Notably, the Newsboy Mining Company and Tolovana Mining Company certificates depict the same vignette; miners working underground and illuminated by carbide lamps. Herzog Collection. Fairbanks Alaska

Lot: 3027 - ALASKA MINING AND OTHER STOCKS, 7 [177037]

U/I -Alaska Mines Dev., Alaska Packers Assoc. Issued-1958 Nugget Beach Placer, 1909 Turnagain Arm Gold, 1937 Alaska Exploration and Mining, 1959 Alaska Intl., 1898 Alaska Transportation, Trading, Mining & Manufacturing. Alaska Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3028 - ALASKA MINING STOCK PAIR, RARE [177036]

Both rare. 1901 Alaska Mildred Gold with Windham Bay vignette, 1900 Alaska and Cape Nome. Alaska Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3029 - ALASKA MINING STOCK TRIO [176936]

1916 Granite Gold, 1935 Offshore Gold Dredging-wrinkles and small bottom tears, 1908 Nome Montana New Mexico. That covers a few bases! Alaska Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3030 - YUKON AND KLONDIKE STOCK PAIR [177034]

British financed mining companies. 1898 Klondyke & Columbian Goldfields, 1899 Yukon Goldfields. Alaska Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3031 - SAN AUGUSTINE MINING CO. STOCK, VERY RARE [173278]

Very rare unissued, c. 1860's San Augustine Mining Co. stock. Signed by secretary James A Lucas and president Samuel G Jones. Some discoloration bleed. But the stock itself is in near perfect condition otherwise. Vignette of Native American. On April 2-5, 1860, a Constitutional Convention was held at Tucson. Thirty-one delegates were present. The Constitution ordained and established a provisional government to remain in force until Congress should organize a Territorial Government. This Territory included all of New Mexico south of latitude 33 degrees, 40 minutes, and was subdivided into four counties. James A. Lucas was president of the convention. Lucas would go on to become Secretary of the Territory. This mining company was part of an incredible story. Confederate Arizona (Arizona Territory) was claimed by the Confederate States of America. The territory was officially declared on August 1, 1861, following the Confederate victory at the Battle of Mesilla. The Confederate hold in the area was broken after the Battle of Glorieta Pass, March 26[x=#8211/]28, 1862, the defining battle of the New Mexico Campaign. In July 1862, the government of the Confederate Territory of Arizona relocated to El Paso, Texas. With the approach of Union troops, it withdrew to eastern Texas, where it remained for the duration of the war. The territory continued to be represented in the Confederate Congress, and Confederate troops continued to fight under the Arizona banner until the war's end. When the American government redrew the borders for Arizona, parts - including Mesilla - were placed into New Mexico. Mesilla Arizona

Lot: 3032 - NORTH EXTENSION ATLANTA MINING CO STOCK, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, 1881 [165470]

# 81 for 1000 shares to James Skeene. Signed by SH Brown and president Silas A George as president. Dateline Camden, New Jersey 1881. Location: Meyers District, Pima County. Vignette of two miners working underground next to an allegorical female. The Arizona Weekly Citizen on January 15, 1881 reported that the shaft was down 20 feet. It was a good prospect. Printed by the National Bureau of Engraving, Philadelphia which is unique. The certificate was issued for property purchased. VF. Uncanceled. Pima County Arizona

Lot: 3033 - SUN DANCE GOLD MINING CO. STOCK 1896 [166132]

Another rare Arizona stock certificate. Number 121 for 5000 shares issued to GH Whitacre. Signed by LA Davies and KL Hollister. They operated the Silver Trail and W. E. Thorne Gold Mines. Prescott, Yavapai County Arizona Prescott, Yavapai County Arizona 1896

Lot: 3034 - KEANE WONDER MINING COMPANY STOCK [173381]

Very rare. Major and important Death Valley mine. Inc. in Arizona.Territory. I/U, No. 303, issued for 50 shares to C. J. Boyd on Feb 8, 1913. Signed by vice president WH Wells and the secretary George Thomson. Brown border and background with company name incorporated into the design. Black print and vignette of mine. Embossed corp seal bottom centerNo printer listed. 9 x 12.5" Cond Fine. Located in Funeral Mountains east of Death Valley and Furnace Creek, California. The location was discovered by a miner named Jack Keane in 1903. Keane and a partner named Domingo Etcharren had scouted the area, called Chloride Cliffs, and had located a potential silver mine. Etcharren eventually left while Keane stayed behind to scout the area more thoroughly. As Etcharren was leaving he noticed an outcropping of quartz, which can often be found near gold deposits. When Keane investigated further, he discovered gold. Keane named the find "Keane's Wonder" and the two miners quickly sold an option on the claim to a New Yorker named Joseph DeLamar. Now part of Death Valley Arizona 1913 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3035 - MAGMA COPPER STOCKS, 20 [163748]

About 20 Magma Coper stocks, c. 1920's-30's. Mines were located in the Pioneer and Superior Mining Districts of Arizona. Nice mine vignettes. Arizona Arizona Stuart Mackenzie Montana Ephemera Collection

Lot: 3036 - ARIZONA MINING STOCKS, 18 [176871]

18 Arizona mining stocks. 1916 Bay State-crease tears. 1920 Verde Combination Copper. 1956 Bagdad Copper-2 different, 1946 Arizona Antlers, 1917 Arizona Jerome Copper, 1917 Arizona United, 1906 American Gold Bar, 1930 United Verde Ext., 1904 Twin Buttes, 1908 Toreador, 1901 Riverside Copper, 1920 River View, 1917 Ogalla, 1908 North Bisbee Dev., 1905 Liberty Cons.-poor condition, 1916 Buckeye Belle, u/i Fortuna. Arkansas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3037 - BORAX SMITH SIGNED CALIFORNIA RAILWAY STOCK [174733]

A new discovery from the Prag Collection. Issued 1895 California Railway stock, issued to F M Smith. This is "Borax Smith" and signed clearly on verso. "Francis Marion Smith (February 2, 1846 [x=#8211/] August 27, 1931) (once known nationally and internationally as "Borax Smith" and "The Borax King" was an American miner, business magnate and civic builder in the Mojave Desert, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Oakland, California. Frank Smith created the Key System, an interurban private transit system, which operated in Oakland and the East Bay with a terminus in the San Francisco Transbay Terminal." California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3038 - AMADOR MINING STOCKS AND BOND, 3 [177634]

Bond-1900 Oneida Gold. Issued stocks-1855 Herbertville Quartz- The city of Herbertville began in 1851 and was named after reverend Lemuel Herbert, who was an owner of Spring Hill Mine. It is now a ghost town. According to the Sacramento Daily Union, March 8th, 1859, the Herbertville Quartz Mining Co. took out $4,750 in the month of February, a "good beginning." On July 1st of the same year, the same newspaper reported a yield of $6,500 from their operation on Sutter Creek. 190? Bunker Hill Cons. Amador county California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3039 - ROCKY BAR MINING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATE [142895]

Rocky Bar Mining Co. Stock certificate, issued to William J Harris for 20 shares on March 3, 1854, signed by President C. Sutterthwaite and secretary J.B. Woolworth Jr., Certificate 1744. Uncancelled. Printed by Banforth Bald & Co New York and Philadelphia. Extremely rare California Gold Rush certificate, perhaps three known. The Prospectus for this company is found in another lot in the Mining section of this catalog. The history of the company is well written by Carl Wheat in 1934, available online. The company was founded by a group of placer miners on the American River in 1849. The original company was not successful, and reorganized in 1853, reporting ores worth $400/ton, with a current mill capacity of 12 tons per day. (sounds like a two stamp mill). In 1856 the Board hired a new mine superintendent, and changed the name of the company to the Mt Hope Company. But this new superintendent murdered his wife and family, then himself in grass valley in 1858 (Wheat, The Rocky Bar Mining Company, 1934, p8). The New York group lost the mine through litigation by 1863. This certificate represents a tale of the first quartz mine in California along with years of failed mining, ending with a horrid story . American River California 1854

Lot: 3040 - DON-CLAIRE MINING STOCKS, 50 [179184]

About 50 unissued Don-Claire Mining stocks. Located in Ballarat in Inyo county and elsewhere. He owned the bunkhouse at Ballarat, the last standing building. One of Charlie Manson's followers, "Tex" Watson's truck is located here after being used to flee Barker Ranch after the police raided the ranch. Ballarat California Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3041 - EMPIRE GOLD & SILVER MINING BOND, 1864 [170961]

1864 Empire Gold & Silver Mining bond, 7%, #386, $1000. Signed by Henry Gates secretary. Alonzo Child president. David B Turner trustee. "Rumors were swirling in the summer of 1864 that New Yorkers with a half million dollars to invest in mining were on their way to Bodie. The New Yorkers ended up establishing the Empire Mining Company. For another decade, mining was sporadic and small in scale in Bodie. Reported mismanagement closed the Empire Mill and Mining Company, and it was sold in bankruptcy in 1868." from westernmininghistory.com. In 24x20" frame. Bodie California

Lot: 3042 - EMPIRE GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY BOND, BODIE 1864 [168001]

Very early Bodie mining piece! Issued 1864, No 387, $1,000 7% bond signed by Alonzo Child and Henry K Gates Secretary. Ornate border with three vignettes (two mining & one allegorical). Printed by Wm. H. Arthur, NY. 14 coupons present. Framed. 21" x 27" overall size. Incorporated in New York, the company used the bond issue to acquire several Bodie claims, including Leland Stanford's Bodie Bluff mine. The New York company invested heavily in publicizing the company with a "Prospectus for the Empire Gold & Silver Mining Company" by Professor Benjamin Silliman and William P Blake published in New York in 1864. J. Ross Browne mentions it multiple times during his account of his trip to Bodie ("A Trip to Bodie Bluff and the Dead Sea of the West" 1865). Browne notes that: "There are several companies engaged in working the principal veins that extend through Bodie Bluff. Among those the largest interests are held by time "Empire Gold and Silver Mining Company of New York," whose possessions commence at the face of the Bluff and run a thousand feet along each ledge. The limits are strictly defined, and no litigation has yet taken place, or is likely to occur, inasmuch as the claims of each Company are duly surveyed and recorded, the boundaries accurately laid down, anti every precaution taken to prevent those contentions which have proved the ruin of so many rich mineral districts in Nevada." Browne's account of Bodie 15 years before the 1879 rush is fascinating: "I penetrated more shafts in the earth, was dragged through more dangerous pits and holes in wooden buckets, was forced to creep over more slippery ledges, rich in mineral deposits, and to climb up a greater number of rickety ladders than I would like to undertake again for less than a thousand shares in the "Empire Gold and Silver Mining Company." The Empire company failed in 1867 after having invested about $400.000 in the various Bodie claims and the properties were sold for taxes. A decade later the Standard Consolidated created the Bodie boom of 1878. Bodie California 1864

Lot: 3043 - HANDLY MINING COMPANY STOCK, BODIE 1879 [123556]

Rare. #143 issued to RN Van Brunt, Trustee for 100 shares on July 21st, 1879 in San Francisco. Signed by Edward Stone secretary and Fred w Hadley president. Not cancelled. Black border and print, mining vignette and location printed in the bottom right. Britton & Rey. Mine was located between the Goodshaw and Bodie claims. This was one of the earliest claims at Bodie, the ore contained $300-400 in gold per ton in 1878 dollars. Fred W. Hadley was noted as a banker. Pristine - no edge, corner, discoloration of pin hole issues. Bodie California

Lot: 3044 - METALLIC CONS. GOLD AND SILVER MINING STOCK, 1879 [178041]

Issued 1879 Metallic Cons. Gold and Silver Mining stock, for 7750 shares! Mine vignette. The Metallic stocks (3) came with a batch of Bodie stocks I purchased from the descendant of a mining stock broker who dealt primarily with bodie issues, hence the assumption it was "bodie." Upon further research, which is difficult for this company, I found the following: The Metallic was one of the first discoveries, c1878, in or near the Lake District, in view of Mono Lake, that also contained the Mammoth mine. Two mining camps developed quickly, Pine City and Mammoth City, both located in late 1878. The Metallic was near Pine City. The Metallic District was formed for a short while, located 1 Ω mi SW of Pine City., with rocks assaying $666/ton gold and $59/t silver. By June, 1879, the mammoth was the better of the two mines, and the Metallic was not mentioned again in press. Bodie California Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3045 - TIGER GOLD AND SILVER MINING STOCK, 1879 [178000]

Issued 1879 Tiger Gold and Silver Mining stock. Uncreased. Bodie California Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3046 - BIG BEND TUNNEL & MINING COMPANY LOT (4) [169071]

Includes 4 pieces. Original proof with drawings. A great example of a proof from one of the bank note company archives, complete with the original art for the Big Bend drawing on the certificate. The term "big Bend" refers to the big bend on the north fork of the Feather River at Whiskey Bar. The detailed map shows Hamilton Bar, Stone House Bar, Wild Yankee Bar, Berry Creek Bar, etc. There is an original sketch map on a CDV sized card that was used for the vignette. This is an excellent printer's file of original material. Herzog Collection. Butte County California United States of America

Lot: 3047 - OREGON GULCH GMC STOCK AND EPHEMERA [173454]

Oregon Gulch Gold Mining Company stock certificate, No. 66. Issued for 50 shares to W.J. Holliday on January 22, 1872 in Indianapolis. Signed by president Hendricks and treasurer Murphy. Not cancelled. Black border and print. Adhesive blue revenue stamp attached at lower left. Not cancelled. Includes 5 documents related to financial transactions between W.J. Holliday and the company, including an 1873 $5,000 certificate of loan and 4 other loans made to the company by Holliday. The Oregon Gulch Gold Mining Company was located at Morris Ravine, Oregon Township, Butte County, California. It was chartered in 1866 in Indiana. J. Ross Browne (1868) mentions the mine, stating they "are at work at present on a large slide and still have a good dump. But when they follow the lead under the basalt, they will find the bed rock much higher than where they are now at work. This will give them an excellent dump, sufficient to wash all the gravel under the mountain up to Cherokee Flat. The indications are that they are at work on the western side of the lead or pay streak, and as they follow into the mountain they will get nearer its centre, where the gravel will probably be richer than where they are working at present, and much more water will be met with. This will be a great assistance in washing the sand and gravel. Except in an abundant supply of water at all seasons of the year, the natural facilities for working this claim are superior to those of any other claim of a similar nature in this vicinity. They have been turned to good account by the manager of the company, Mr. William Hendricks. All the work as been done in a thorough and miner-like manner. The position of the company's flume is lower than any other in this locality, so that, as the work progresses, all the water in the mountain must pass through it; this is important, as the use of the water in the mountain will be of great value.". This archive is direct from JS Holiday, who wrote "The World Rushed In". His family was deeply rooted in the California gold rush, such that the provenance here is impeccable! Butte County California

Lot: 3048 - CALAVERAS COUNTY MINING STOCKS, 7 [177569]

Issued-1912 Calaveras Copper, 1918 Stockholders, 1898 Los Angeles Improvement, 1906 Murray Creek. Unissued-Mokelumne and Campo Seco Canal, Murray Creek, Honest Gold and Silver. Calaveras County California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3049 - BRET HARTE AUTOGRAPH ALTA NO. 2 COPPER MINING CO. STOCK 1863 [130540]

Frank Bret Harte signs as secretary. Bret Harte an American short story writer and poet, best remembered for short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. He and Mark Twain were the premier authors of the California Gold Rush and Nevada Silver Rush. In a career spanning more than four decades, he also wrote poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches. #162 for 50 shares to Leander Sawyer on Sept. 22, 1863. Signed by Hart and president SA Parker This is the only Hart signed Alta stock that we are aware of!!! California seal and deer in forest vignettes. Located in Del Norte County and dateline San Francisco. Black on pink with white underprint $1,320,000. 25c Warehouse Recpt revenue stamp. Printed by Town & Bacon. No folds, edge, corner, pin hole or discoloration issues! Del Norte County California

Lot: 3050 - NEVADA COPPER MINING CO. STOCK, 1864, GRASS VALLEY [175996]

Nevada Copper MC stock datelined San Francisco, issued June 16, 1864 for 50 shares to HN Squire Jr and signed by James Kellogg as president. Valentine & Co. print, SF. Copper mining in the Grass Valley area was sparse, with most "copper mines" just prospects. An exception at the time was the Last Chance mine, which was the only producing copper mine there at the time, located near the Empire mine. The ore ran $35/ton Grass Valley California

Lot: 3051 - GREENWATER COPPER MINING STOCKS PAIR [176935]

1906 Greenwater Bimetallic Copper, 1906 Greenwater Black Oxide Copper. Greenwater is in Inyo county. Greenwater California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3052 - HERBERTVILLE QUARTZ MINING STOCK, 1855 [177633]

Issued 1855 Herbertville Quartz Mining stock. Mine in Amador county. The city of Herbertville began in 1851 and was named after reverend Lemuel Herbert, who was an owner of Spring Hill Mine. It is now a ghost town. According to the Sacramento Daily Union, March 8th, 1859, the Herbertville Quartz Mining Co. took out $4,750 in the month of February, a "good beginning." On July 1st of the same year, the same newspaper reported a yield of $6,500 from their operation on Sutter Creek. Herbertville California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3053 - CALIFORNIA AND PHILADELPHIA MC 1852 STOCK 1852 [157337]

Philadelphia and California Mining Company of Mariposa County. # 1775 for 50 shares to Theodore Walter. Signed by secretary l Alter and president Pearson Sierra. Black border on white paper 7 in. X 10 in. The center vignette is of miners working on a rock face on a hillside with log cabin and pine trees in background and a the bottom center is a dog and safe. The Philadelphia and California Mining Company was one of three mining ventures that was "hands-on" for John C. Fremont. At one time Fremont was acutally the presdient. (Holabird 2000, p.91). Light fold upper left and small rip upper left. Otherwise in very fine condition. Many of this stocks are unissued!!! Mariposa California 1852

Lot: 3054 - MARIPOSA LAND & MINING COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA STOCK CERTIFICATE 1880 [123668]

Incorporated under the laws of the State of California. Issued to Charles H. King on Feb. 17th, 1880. Signed by Masby ? Bruanagian ? as Vice President and Robert Cranford as Assistant Secretary. Uncancelled. Approximately 9 x 12". Vignette of allegorical woman and bear (Seal of State of California), and farmers at center top. Five assessments on reverse. Printed by National Bank Note Co., New York. Certificate No. A458 for 25 shares. Orange print. Creases and cancellation pinholes, otherwise very fine. This is one of the several companies that were formed to operate John C. Fremont's Mariposa Estate. King is probably no other than Charles Henry King, owner of the 13,000 acre San Lorenzo Ranch. Mariposa California

Lot: 3055 - MARIPOSA LAND & MINING STOCK, 1873 [178033]

Issued 1873 Mariposa Land & Mining stock. The Mariposa Land & Mining Co was organized in 1871 and incorporated in the state of New York. This is one of the several companies that were formed to operate John C. Fremont's Mariposa Estate. Mariposa California Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3056 - MARIPOSA LAND & MINING COMPANY STOCK 1879 [123670]

Incorporated under the laws of the State of California. Issued to Hewitt Ryerson on October 16, 1879. Signed by S. Heydenfeldt as Vice President and Robert Cranford as Assistant Secretary. Uncancelled. Approximately 9 x 12". Vignette of allegorical woman and bear (Seal of State of California), and farmers at center top. Five assessments on reverse. Printed by National Bank Note Co., New York. Certificate No. 1998 for 100 shares. Green print. Creases and pinholes, otherwise very fine. This is one of the several companies that were formed to operate John C. Fremont's Mariposa Estate. King is probably no other than Charles Henry King, owner of the 13,000 acre San Lorenzo Ranch. Mariposa California

Lot: 3057 - MARIPOSA MINING CO. COLLECTION [173462]

Vast collection of Mariposa Companies Mining Stocks including some very rare pieces! Mariposa Company, Inc. New York in 1863 Certificate no. 4732 issued to Wheeler and Peters for 50 shares at $100 each on Jun 12, 1869. Signed by president Philip W. Holmes and secretary James H. Ferdon. Black border and print, red seal on reverse by J. O. Seymour & Co., NY. The printed seal has a butterfly

Lot: 3058 - RARE NEVADA CO. MINING STOCK, 1866 [173902]

Lot of 2 different. Rare. Henry Hartley settled in Meadow Lake about 1861. There he lived trapping and traveling to Cisco for occasional company. In 1864, he saw gold flakes in the black veins that threaded through the granite rock of the area. He and two friends began mining. By 1865 another company came to the area and began mining as well. The news was out and the rush to Meadow Lake began. Unlike other mining towns Meadow Lake was surveyed and the streets were laid out. The town did not grow simply by chance. The Meadow Lake townspeople had big plans and high expectations, but the camp did not pan out. After leaving Nevada, Orion Clemens (Mark Twain's brother) practiced law there in the 1860s. 1) Meadow Lake Mill & Mining Company. "Meadow Lake District, Nevada Count, Cal." (printed at top). Inc. July 1865. No.61, issued for 200 shares to John A. Hall on March 10th, 1866. Signed by president AG Haley and secretary AH Otheman. Not cancelled. Black border and print, vignette of mill. Printed by GR Crawford, Nevada, Cal. 5.5 x 10" Folds, creases. The company was engaged in a variety of activities ranging from mining interests and the operation of sawmills to the organization of the Meadow Lake Turnpike Company which built and maintained a toll road. 2) Cisco Consolidated Gold Mining Company. "Property Located at Meadow Lake Mining District Nevada County, Cal." (printed under title). Specimen stock certificate (No. 0000), punch cancelled. Mining and allegorical vignette. ABN. 6.75 x 10.5" Folds, small stains. Meadow Lake, Nevada County California Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3059 - ENTERPRISE QUARTZ COMPANY STOCK 1851 [160129]

Stock Certificate of the Enterprise Quartz Company, issued in Nevada City, California on November 21, 1851. Printed by the Nevada Journal Print Co. Enterprise Quartz was located in an area known as Kentucky Ridge in Nevada County. Gold-Quartz was discovered in the region in 1850-1851 by an early 49er named George Roberts. E.W. Roberts when the gold tunnel vein was found. However, important production did not commence until the early 1860Ìs because of difficulties milling the ore. Eventually production in the region would yield between $300,000 and $500,000 per year. Nevada County was the leading gold mining county in the state of California during this time period, making Nevada City one of the most important towns in the state. ÏCityÓ was added to avoid confusion with the State of Nevada in 1864. The stock has two ornate geometric patterns on the left and right margin. It is small, only measuring 3 OÓ x 8Ó. It is signed by President E.W. Roberts and Secretary (Illegible) J. Andrews. A Border and vignettes are absent. The reverse informs of a transfer on July 1, 1853, also signed by E.W. Roberts. Crease on the left, rough top edge. Good Condition. Nevada City California 1851

Lot: 3060 - RARE PHOENIX GOLD MINING COMPANY STOCK, 1853 1853 [157336]

Early California Gold Rush stock certificate # 25 to Evert & Curtiss for 100 shares in 1853. Signed by LP Anderson president pro tem and RB Holt secretary. Six vignettes including a Native American dashing through the countryside on his horse. Creases. a bit of foxing along border. Top right corner is missing. Property was originally Sneath and Clay Mine; in its heyday produced $180,000. Holt may be related to MF Holt who an for Nevada City mayor in 1851. This area was a very important mining location during the height of the California Gold rush. Nevada City California 1853

Lot: 3061 - NEVADA COUNTY MINING STOCKS, 11 [177635]

Unissued-Middle Yuba Canal and Water. Issued-1915 Union Hill, 1935 West American Cons Gold, 1871 Nevada and Mountain Lakes Ice, South Idaho Con, 1908 Pennsylvania Con, 1933 Idaho Maryland Con, 1924 Newtown, 1880 New York Hill, 1899 Manhattan Gold, 1913 Richland Gold-left holes. Nevada county California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3062 - NEVADA/PLACER COUNTY MINING STOCK, 1800S [173197]

3x mining stock from companies that operated in Nevada and Sierra Counties, California. 1. Star Quartz Mining Company stock certificate No. 253, incorporated in California February 3, 1864. Issued to Samuel Clutter(?) for 100 shares ($5 per share) on June 7, 1864. Nevada County, California. Signed by A. Sanford (president). 5x8.75". Black on white paper. Early revenue stamp. Very Fine. 2. The New York Hill Gold Mining Company stock certificate No. 1173, incorporated in California May 4, 1871, issued to J.B. Underwood for 300 shares ($100 per share) on September 20, 1880 in San Francisco for mine location in Grass Valley. Signed by Robert Matt(?) (president). Multiple dividend stamps on reverse. Black on white paper. Very Fine. The New York Hill mine was one of the first in the district. The most productive years were between 1852-1865 but then declined with the gold vein. Mining was suspended shortly after 1867 but resumed in 1874 with the Wolf Creek Tunnel. The North Star Mine purchased the mine in 1894 and it is estimated that the mine produced around $1,500,000 from 100,000 tons of ore before closure. As a further note, Newmont Mining Company purchased the North Star Mines properties in 1929, consolidating them with their Empire Mine to form Empire-Star Mines Co. 3. Orient Gold Placer Mining Company stock certificate No. 101, incorporated May 3, 1879 in California. Issued to A. J. Woods for 10 shares ($100 per share) on December 26, 1891, in North San Juan, Nevada County. Singed by W.H. Dahvickes(?) (president). Herzog Collection. Nevada/Placer County California

Lot: 3063 - WILLIAMS & KELLINGER MINING CO STOCK, 1863, RARE [173180]

Williams & Kellinger Mining Company, incorporated , April 28, 1863 in Pitsburg Disrict, Shasta Mountain, printed by H. S. Crocker & Co. in Sacramento. The certificate no. 771 to 780 are issued to T. G. Elliot for 10 shares (at $50 each) in Red Bluffs, California on June 15, 1863. Signed by L. A. Kelly as secretary and T.G. Elliot as president. Cancelled on Aug 3, 1863 by T. G. Elliot. The mine is located on or near Pit River, north of Redding, according to E.G Gudde, an early placer camp was placed, but silver deposits were only found later. The Red Bluff Independent Newspaper, Vol IV, no. 53 from February 1864, describes a large quantity of rock being pulled out of this mine, crushed and sent to San Francisco. It says, they got a huge advance of $71/ton for metal bearing ore. The article states that not only rich gold ore was found but also allot silver bearing quartz, which they kept at the mine at the time, and allot of copper ore, that was meant to be processed within the following 3 months ( 1000 tons). By 1880, the silver production was larger than the gold production and up to 1924 it became known for its copper production. This is an early and rare example of company stocks for mining on the Williams & Kellinger Ledge. Herzog collection. Red Bluffs California United States of America

Lot: 3064 - REESE RIVER STOCKS, FANCY, SAN FRANCISCO [173835]

Lot of 3 certificates relating to Reese River district, datelined San Francisco. Includes: 1) Pensylvania, 1864. The best part of this certificate is the vignettes. A rare small [x=#8216/]Goddess of Gold[x=#8217/] adorns the left. A steam locomotive pulling ore cars, or coal cars since this is a Pennsylvania related stock, is in the middle. # 26 for 25 shares to David R. McKee. Signed by Thompson Campbell Jr. and president Charles H. Ensign. Dateline San Francisco January 24, 1864. Incorporated October 13, 1863. Small 5c and 20c revenue stamps. Not cancelled. Drouaillet printer. Location: [x=#8220/]Reese River D. Lander Co. NT.[x=#8221/] [x=#8216/]Pensylvania[x=#8217/] is not necessarily misspelled. It was an acceptable spelling through the Civil War. Just Google [x=#8216/]Pensylvania[x=#8217/]. Top left corner ever so slightly rounded. Writing is faded, but readable. Otherwise no edge, corner pin hole or discoloration issues. Found no information on this mine. 2) Jo Lane G&S MC Stock - Austin's, Dave Buell superintendent. We have not seen this certificate before. # 8 for 5 shares to HW Bradley. Signed by RW Heath and secretary (?). Dateline San Francisco 1863. Incorporated July 9, 1863. Located in Reese River district. 25c Insurance revenue stamp. Not cancelled. Staining on back shows through Wrinkles. Overall nice. Mountain mining vignette and semi-nude allegorical woman vignette. Britton & Co. printer. This stock certificate is one of the Front Street consortium. Instead of investing in stock, they invested in mining companies and sold stock. This group of San Franciscans hired Benjamin Silliman Jr to promote their companies. The report neatly ties together and describes the 30 mines. However an assay of over $5000 a ton should have given an investor pause. Ore could be worked for $40 to $50 a ton. The big Comstock companies were working at $100 a ton. Benjamin Silliman, Jr. was essentially a hired gun. [The Bradley Find: Scripophily of a Nevada Mining Venture by Mahler] Dave Buell helped name the city of Austin, was closely involved with the Sanitary Sack of Flour, came a few votes shy of being Nevada[x=#8217/]s first Governor, etc. 3. Chicago Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock. Issued to president on the day a 50c assessment was levied. Did he have to pay? #187 for 16 shares to H. W. Bradley on October 23, 1863. Issued in San Francisco. Incorporated July 28, 1863. Signed by president H. W. Bradley and secretary J. W. Drinkhouse. Choice clipper ship vignette. Reese River District. 2 small revenue stamps. Creases, dog ears, and O inch tear on bottom center crease. Part of San Francisco's Front Street Consortium. A group of Front Street businessmen who seemed more interested in selling stock than building mines. No production noted. Certificate was sold to president H. W. Bradley a very notable San Francisco photographic businessman. Reese River California Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3065 - ECLIPSE TUNNEL COMPANY STOCK [173397]

Incorp. July 1, 1863 San Francisco Calif. #218 I/U, for 5 shares capital stock @$100 ea. to Brown Irvin May 27, 1804. Signed John M. Henry pres. and Wetzler sect. Black border and print. top center vignette of mine pushing cart exiting tunnel. Bottom center vignette dog laying next to strong box w/key. Left of top vignette "Location Sierra District Humboldt County, N.T". Left side 25 cent revenue stamp. Left side the name of the ledges "3000" shares "$100" each. Town & Bacon printers S.F. Cond: no tears, no pin/staple holes, very slight discoloration on right border. The secretary is Gustavus Wetzlar, real estate and money agent. Brown Irvin is an ex-sternwheeler steamboat captain. John McHenry is a San Francisco lawyer who was [infamously] associated with selling San Francisco waterfront lots in the early 1850's. The Sierra District was organized in 1863 across the Buena Vista Valley to the east of Star Peak at the north end of the East Humboldt Range, 10 miles northeast of Mill City. Dun Glen was the business center for the district. The district has been a continuous producer and fairly profitable (from earlier description). San Francisco California 1804 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3066 - LONE CABIN STOCK CERT, 1864, PITTSBURGH DISTRICT [174416]

Lone Cabin MC, incorp in California in April, 1864, issued July 11, 1864 to T.W. Hutchinson for ten shares, cert no. 10, signed by JW Hinchman as president. Cooke & Co. printers, SF. Adhesive revenue stamp. The Pittsburgh district was originally a gold/silver mining camp about 12 miles northeast of Shasta. Lode gold mines were located in the 1850s, copper there in 1855, but the real "boom" came in 1863, when prospectors were more successful at finding lode deposits. Interestingly, Browne did not report on early Shasta County mines and prospects in 1868.Possibly unique. Shasta California

Lot: 3067 - SIERRA CITY MINING STOCK DUO [171530]

2 Sierra City mining stocks, both issued. 1890 Lone Star Gold, 1889 Excelsior Drift Gold. Sierra City California

Lot: 3068 - SIERRA COUNTY MINING STOCKS, 5 [177638]

Issued-1906 Pilot Peak, 1875 Monte Cristo, 1890 William Tell Cons Gold-tape repair on verso and foxing, 1903 Lexington Hill Gold, 1929 Sierra Cons. Sierra county California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3069 - CRINOLINE GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE 1863 [107710]

"Silver Mountain District, Amador County, Cal." printed at bottom center. Inc. Sept. 1863. No. 101, issued for 5 shares to Jas. M. Connell on Sept. 26th, 1863, in San Francisco. Signed by president IB Purdy and secretary Thomas Owens. Not cancelled. Black border and print, vignettes of man looking down at mine and and eagle on shield. Printed by Water Brothers & Co. 25 cent adhesive revenue stamp attached on the left. Folds, creases, heavy toning and some soiling. Wear to edges. 5.5 x 10" The Crinoline Company patented their property. Located on the Crinoline Lode. Silver Mountain California

Lot: 3070 - SILVER MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, 1860S, STOCK [173185]

4x Certificates of stock from various Mining Companies in the Alpine & Amador County, Silver Mountain District, California. When Silver Mountain (Alpine County) was first settled by Norwegians in 1858, they called it Konigsberg and it stayed a small township until 1863, when rich silver silver ore was discovered, the town grew quickly to 3000 people by the mid 1860's, and was renamed to Silver Mountain in 1865. It took the first county seat for the Alpine County in 1864 and kept it until 1875. Other discoveries in nearby camps left the township abandoned by 1886. Apparently Frank Cooper, the president of the Coast Range Gold and Silver Mining Company was keen to invest, we found two certificates issued to him for two different mine sites in the Silver Mountain District, Amador County. All certificates are uncancelled. 1. Coast Range Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated July 1863, in California, Silver Mountain District. Certificate no. 115 issued to Frank Cooper for 5 shares at $100 each, Sep 9 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by Bartell(?) as secretary and Frank Cooper as president. Additional signature on the adhesive revenue stamp to the left Sep 9, 1863 from S. A. B. 2. Mountain Oak Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated Sep 1863 in California, Murphy Ledge, Amador County, Silver Mountain District. Certificate no. 6 issued to F. Cooper for 10 shares at $100 each, Oct 16 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by J. Warren Clark as secretary and G. H. Parsons as president. On the right, a very detailed vignette titled Eureka, displaying the Greek goddess Artemis with a bear cub in the center; to its left, a picture of the surrounding landscape, a house in the mountains and a miner coming home to his wife. To the right, it depicts a waterwheel fed sluice with a worker holding a pickaxe. 3. West End Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated July 2, 1863 in California, Silver Mountain District. Certificate no. 112 issued to P. A. Owens(?) for 5 shares at $100 each, March 5, 1864. Signed by Theo J. Owens(?) as secretary and B. A. Henricksen as president. Printed by Towne& Bacon, Printers, San Francisco. 4. Morning Star Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated in Alpine County, California. Certificate no. 26, assessment No. 126, levied July 14, 1868; issued to Almira Young for paying $50 for an assessment of $2.50 per 20 shares of stock. Signed by Geo. Robins, secretary, Aug 15 1868. To the left a vignette of a cherub with the words "El Dorado" above him dropping a handful of coins, the "golden key" to his feet. Herzog Collection. Silver Mountain District / Amador & Alpine County California

Lot: 3071 - SILVER MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, 1863/64, STOCK [173188]

2x uncancelled stock certificates from the Silver Mountain District, Amador County. 1. Crinoline Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated on Sep 3, 1863 in Silver Mtn District, Amador County, California. Certificate no. 92 issued to James M. Cornell for 10 shares at $100 each. Signed by president I.B. Purdy and secretary Thomas Owens in San Francisco, Sep 26, 1863. Printed by Water Brothers & Company. Vignette of person standing on hill overlooking factory in valley surrounding by mountains (top center). 2. Crystal Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated on July 17, 1863 in Silver Mtn District, Amador County, California. Certificate no. 151 issued to W.S. Cooper(?) for 50 shares at $100 each. Signed by the president, Alfred Fond(?) and Lawrence Pool as secretary on Mar 5, 1864. Nicely detailed center vignette is depicting 2 miners in front of a beautiful mountain scene, one with a pickaxe walking towards a mining shaft and the other one pushing an ore cart out of a mine tunnel. Very busy mining region first discovered in 1861 (Wheeler, 1878), just after the huge discovery of the Comstock Lode, investors were hopeful this region would turn out as profitable. The majority of production is said to have come from the Exchequer and IXL mines, the majority of silver production had ended by late 1870's. Herzog Collection. Silver Mountain District / Amador County California

Lot: 3072 - TUOLUMNE COUNTY MINING STOCKS, 6 [177636]

Issued-2x 1856 Tuolumne County Water, 1898 Homestake Gold, 1960 Providence Tuolumne Gold, 1908 Norwegian Cons, 1950 Transierra Gold. Tuolumne county California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3073 - BULLION G&SMC, 1863, STOCK, RARE [171854]

Bullion Gold & Silver Mining Company, Van Horn District, Mono County, California. Certificate #69 for 2 shares at $100 each, issued to E. Arnold on Apr 10, 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by secretary Bibbins and president B.W.B. McDonald. Vignette of mill on lake shore with resting miners. Black border and print by Britton & Co, SF. 25c adhesive revenue stamp left bottom. Mine was located in the Van Horn District, Mono County, just below Bodie. Original trustees were S.B Farnham, F.M. Clark, W.S. Hughes, W. Hold, T.L. Bibbins with hold as president and Bibbins as secretary. the Marin Journal of June 28, 1862 reported that William Hughes had just returned from the Van Horn district and brought with him 10 pounds of rock from the Bullion Gold & Silver lead. It assayed at $11.31 silver and $60.20 gold. The Esmeralda Miner reported that the Bullion Gold & Silver had the six best leads. The company had done little work on them yet, but they are rich in gold and silver and will yield an abundant harvest. The Gold Hill news reported that the Bullion would commence hoisting ore that week. For some time, the tunnel had been closed to all visitors including the press. Some say it was to excite investment for this ledge that at one time was considered fabulously rich. Others confidently said it was a sham just to fleece money from would be investors. (newspaper articles from CDNC). The mining district in the Aurora area was originally named Esmeralda. The New Esmeralda was located to the east, between the Esmeralda district and the historic Van Horn district to the east. The historic Van Horn District of DeGroot (1863) was southeast of Aurora in theExcelsior range of mountains east of Dexter's Station and nearly due north of the Montgomery District. (Mining Districts of Nevada by Tingley). Both California and the Nevada Territory claimed the Van Horn District outside of Aurora. In the fall of 1863, an exact survey put this area into Nevada. Franklin Collection. Van Horn District California

Lot: 3074 - CALIFORNIA MINING STOCK MIX, 10 [177477]

Issued-1923 Sierra Refining, 1927 Electrolytic Laboratories, 1907 Shasta Kennet Copper, 1903 Sierran Mining, 1933 Sierra Nevada, 1903 Sam Houston Mining, 1915 P B Steifer, 2x 1904 Jack Boy, 1920 California Akali. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3075 - CALIFORNIA OIL STOCK COLLECTION, C. 1930+, 24 DIFFERENT [176623]

24 different California oil stock, c. 1930+ after the market crash.Includes an early 1930 Union oil, Richfield, Richmond-Garcia, Rainbow, Pacific Undersea, Texcal, Tassajara, Netherlands, North Counties, Signal, Standard-several versions. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3076 - CENTRAL MOTHERLODE MINING STOCKS, 10 [177547]

Issued stocks-1875 Monte Cristo, 1928 Sierra Cons. 1908 Norwegian Cons., 1909 Trus Cons.,-corner chip, verso tape, 1886 McIntire-left damage, 1937 Natomas with dredge vignette, 1862 Tuolumne Water. Unissued Mokelumne Camp Seco Canal, Honest Gold and Silver Mining. Bond-1900 Oneida Gold Mining-fair condition. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3077 - KLAMATH PLACER MINING COMPANY STOCK [172571]

No. 69 500 shares dated 1902 with placer/hydraulic mining vignette. Six percent $500 gold bearer bond, signed by William D. Held of new York as president and William O. Saxton of Montclair, NY as secretary. Incorporated in 1901 in NY. The company held 4 claims near Happy Camp, Siskiyou County, Cal on or near the Scott River, a tributary to the Klamath River. This was an historically very rich placer gold region. Rare. Herzog Collection. Uncancelled. Since the bond is uncancelled, and all coupons are present, it is doubtful they were successful in production. California United States of America

Lot: 3078 - MARIPOSA GOLD MINES STOCKS (4) [150518]

This lot contains four stocks issued for separate gold mines in Mariposa County with international investors. Quartz Rock Mariposa Gold Mining Company issued in British pounds, no date listed black on white paper, printed by J. and F. Biden, printers, 37, Cheapside, 8 1/2 in. X 6 in. stain at top. Anglo-Californian Gold Mining Company stock #99681 to Frederick Bull of Bridge Street Westminster Esquire, 1852, 6 in. X 6 in. pin hole top center. Agua Fria Gold Mining Company, twenty shares in British pounds, printed by J. and F. Biden, printers, 37, Cheapside,6 in. X 9 in. not dated vellum paper. Ave Maria Gold Quartz Mine, Mariposa, for five shares, light blue vellum paper, scalloped left border, not dated. California

Lot: 3079 - MOTHERLODE GOLD MINING STOCKS, 13 [176870]

13 California Motherlode gold mining stocks. c. 1889-1932. Brunswick Con., 3x u/i Mokelumne And Campo Seco, Philbert, Amador Climax x2, 3x Brunswick, Bunker Hill Con, Mountaineer, Hudson River. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3080 - ROCKY-BAR MINING STOCK 1854 [160131]

Certificate No. 1278 for 2 shares made out to Thomas Houston dated Nov. 21, 1854. The mine is located on the middle fork of the American River, about seventy miles from Sacramento City in El Dorado County. The Company was capitalized at $1,000,000; 10,000 shares at $100 each and incorporated in New York in November of 1850. This was the first California Mining prospectus in the Gold country. California 1854

Lot: 3081 - SIERRA QUARTZ MINING CO. STOCK-RARE! 1850S [160153]

Rare, unissued stock certificate from the Sierra Quartz Mining Company, Yuba County, California. Because it is unused, it could be a printer's proof from Commercial Print, Montgomery St., near Burgoyne & Co., San Francisco. 7.25 x 4 inches. Good condition. California California

Lot: 3082 - TWO CALIFORNIA MINING STOCKS AND A PROSPECTUS [173361]

2 issued California mining stocks. 1876 Mariposa Land & Mining. The Mariposa Land & Mining Co was organized in 1871 and incorporated in the state of New York. This is one of the several companies that were formed to operate John C. Fremont's Mariposa Estate. 1907 Grizzly Cons. Mining, there were several Grizzly mines in California. California King Gold Mines undated prospectus, 4 internal tape repairs. California

Lot: 3083 - CARIBOU CONS. MINING STOCK PRINTERS PROOFS,2, AND EPHEMERA [173359]

c. 1879 and 1880 Caribou Cons. Mining Co. stock printers proof by American Banknote Co. 1879 has 1" right side tear. Mine in Grand Island district. 2 original order papers. ABN memo with title change etc. Boulder Colorado

Lot: 3084 - AMERICAN EXPLORING COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA STOCK CERTIFICATE 1866 [166928]

Early! Incorporated Feb 5, 1866 by special charter. No. 90. Issued for two shares to George A. Wood in Philadelphia on April 25th, 1866. Signed by Wm. (William) H. Stevens (president) and Ward B. Haseltine (treasurer). Blue artwork and lettering. Vignette of a mining tunnel and a bucket hoist (left). Vignette of an eagle (top center) . Twenty-five cent revenue stamp attached at left. Printed by J.F . Finkeldsy, Philadelphia. 7 x 10" Pinholes, folds. By 1861, when the Laurette/Buckskin Joe Post Office opened, in the newly formed Colorado Territory, the town boasted two hotels, fourteen stores, and a bank. On January 7, 1862 the county seat of Park County moved to Buckskin Joe from Tarryall, now also a ghost town. At its peak, the town was credited with a population of 5,000. After 1866 mining diminished but the American Exploring Company of Philadelphia was formed to explore for more promising ore. The town of Buckskin Joe is well known as where Horace and Augusta Tabor had run a store and the post office there before moving on to Leadville, where Horace amassed a huge fortune. Silver Heels, the prostitute with a heart of gold, had reportedly nursed minors through an outbreak of smallpox here in 1862, then disappeared into legend. Although some of the town's more civilized residents had tried to name it Laurette, it could never shake the Buckskin Joe moniker inspired by Joseph Higgenbottom, the buckskin-wearing prospector who found gold in the area in 1859. Buckskin Joe, Fremont County Colorado 1866

Lot: 3085 - BALTIC GOLD MINING COMPANY STOCK, 1864 [178511]

Colorado Territory, incorporated in New York, located in the Clear Creek, certificate number 72, issued September 26, 1864, issued to Nancy K Bishop. Signed by president William Sprague, and secretary. 25c Life Insurance revenue stamp attached. Printed by Ferd Mayer & Co. Lithographers, Fulton St. NY. Not cancelled. Mining scene vignette at left, mountain town with mill at right, beaver bottom center. "Colorado Territory." Receipt still attached at bottom. One hole and a few pin holes. No corner, edge or discoloration issues. Very nice. Clear Creek Colorado 1864 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3086 - APOTHECARIES GOLD MINING STOCK, 1896 [174074]

Framed i/u Apothecaries 1896 Gold Mining stock in 11.5x14.5" frame. Reed Collection. Colorado Springs Colorado

Lot: 3087 - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING STOCK ASSORTMENT, 27 [168900]

Cripple Creek mining stocks in groups of 3 each-Anaconda, Mountain Beauty, Giesson, Colorado King, Pharmacist, Doctor Jackpot, Findley. Cripple Creek Colorado

Lot: 3088 - CRIPPLE CREEK MINING STOCKS WITH AUTOGRAPHS, CHOICE GROUP [174606]

A choice hand picked collection of Cripple Creek mining stock with notable autographs. 10 c. 1915 Golden Cycle, signed by A E Carlton, "Albert E. Carlton or Bert Carlton (20 February 1866 [x=#8211/] 1931) was an investor in Colorado banks, mines and railroads. Based upon the success of his mines in Cripple Creek, he was known as "King of Cripple Creek"." 9 c. 1915 Golden Cycle with James F Burns signature, "James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 [x=#8211/] April 9, 1972) was an American judge and politician from South Carolina. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in U.S. Congress and on the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in the executive branch, most prominently as the 49th U.S. Secretary of State under President Harry S. Truman. Byrnes was also the 104th governor of South Carolina, making him one of the very few politicians to have served in the highest levels of all three branches of the American federal government while also being active in state government." 10 c. 1912 Colorado King gold signed by L G Carlton, part owner of the mine. 10 Montrose Gold c. 1900 signed by Warren Woods as president. 10 scarce Midway Gold c. 1905 signed by Warren Woods. The Woods Investment Company comprised Warren Woods, father and President, along with sons Frank Woods, Treasurer, and Harry Woods, Manager. 10 Portland Gold c. 1915 signed by Frank G Peck, "In April, 1892, Mr. Peck went to the Cripple Creek camp, where he found the ground all stakes and claims being developed. He engaged in the brokerage business and invested his profits in desirable claims in Cripple Creek" from findagrave.com. 5 Doctor Jack Pot c. 1918 signed by A E Carlton. The Doctor Mine and the Jack Pot Mine sued each other over claims and the 2 companies merged to form the Doctor Jack Pot Mine. 10 Findley Mines, a gold mine in Teller county c. 1912 signed by L G Carlton. All cites from wikipedia. Cripple Creek Colorado

Lot: 3089 - JERRY JOHNSON MINING STOCK IN ORIGINAL BOOK [168324]

Jerry Johnson Mining stocks in original book, c. 1900-02. About 65 canceled certificates and 50 unissued. Mining site vignette. Cripple Creek Colorado

Lot: 3090 - MOSTLY CRIPPLE CREEK STOCKS, 25, C. 1899-1935 [174530]

25 different stocks, mostly Cripple Creek, c. 1899-1935. North American Mining, Findley Mines, Raven and Beacon Hill Gold, Jerry Johnson Mining, Mary McKinney Mining, Midway Gold, Blanche Gold etc. Cripple Creek Colorado

Lot: 3091 - COLORADO MC STOCKS, 4, 1870S, 1890S. [173459]

Lot of four Cripple Creek and Roaring Fork districts mining company stocks, includes stereoview of Black Hawk Mine (the stereoview information indicates the mine is located in Nevada, but this is incorrect - FH). 1) The Croesus Gold Mining & Tunnel Company. Listed by Hills (pg. 147). Issued in 1895, not cancelled. Gilt border and mining vignette. Folds, pinholes, strip cutout. 2) Crescent Silver Company of Cincinnati stock certificate No. 47, issued to Peter Niff Jr.(?) for 25 shares on December 9, 1871 in Cincinnati. Signed by C.G. Pierce (president) and Theo J. Biggs(?) (secretary). Ornate black border, black print on creme. Three vignettes: Two miners working underground in a tunnel (top center), Colorado state seal (bottom center), cut away view of workers underground and on the surface, hauling buckets up by rope (left). Cancelled. Chipped corner, left margin trimmed close at printer (American Bank Note Company, NY and Cincinnati). The company's offices were in Cincinnati and the mines were located in the Argentine District, Clear Creek County. 3) The Crescent Silver Company of Cincinnati stock certificate No. 147, issued to J.W. Stackhole for 300 shares on January 7, 1870. Signed by Charles Mendenhall as president and Thos. Biggs as secretary. Seal, stamp, and punch cancelled. Red border and print, green seal. Vignette of Colorado state seal. 4) The Little Annie Mining Company stock certificate No. 1560, issued to Geo. N Thatcher for 2410 shares on May 9th, 1892. Signed by B. Clark Wheeler (president) and A. Peck (secretary). No printer is listed. Company seal lower left. Properties located in the Roaring Fork Mining District. The Wheeler signature is significant because Wheeler founded and named the town of Aspen. Wheeler arrived in [x=#8220/]Ute City[x=#8221/] in 1880 and purchased several mining claims. He surveyed a new town site and formed a town company. He owned several businesses in Aspen and promoted it heavily. In 1891, the Engineering and Mining Journal notes that [x=#8220/]the experiments in dressing the low-grade ore [x=#8230/] were successful[x=#8221/] and that 5,000 tons of ore on the Little Annie dump should assay at 12-18 ozs. silver per ton." Franklin Collection. Cripple Creek District Colorado

Lot: 3092 - NORTH FRESNO AND WADE MINING STOCK PAIR [177639]

issued-1880 North Fresno, 1880 Wade. Both mines were funded by the same people. Fresno Colorado Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3093 - COLORADO MINES STOCK, 1867 & 1880 [173314]

2x Stock Certificates from the early Gilpin/ Clear creek discoveries in Colorado. Philadelphia investors for Colorado mines. 1. The Baker Silver Mining Company of Colorado, incorporated in Colorado. Certificate No. 1157 issued to Mrs. Catharine Oberly for 7 shares at $100 each on Nov 14, 1867 in Philadelphia. Signed by J. W. Pollock(?) as president and John Mesh(?) as secretary. Printed by Jas.B. Rodgers, Pr. Philadelphia. Twenty-five cent revenue stamp attached on right. This is a very interesting piece, only 4 known to F.H. and one of the "Greatest Ever Mining Stocks", F.H. From Corbett (1879 p.132): "Owned by the Baker Silver Mining Co.: office, Georgetown; claim, 1500 by 3000 feet, patented located 1860; situated on Kelso mountain, East Argentine mining district, thirteen miles from Georgetown; course of vein, east and west, average width 15 feet, pitch 45[degrees] north, nature of ore, sulphurets and galena, average value, $200 per ton; main shaft, 480 feet deep. 2. The American Exploring Company of Philadelphia, incorporated by special charter. Certificate No. 189 issued to S. Franklin Sharpless(?) for 25 shares on July 6, 1880 in Philadelphia. Signed by W. H. Stevens as president and James L Glagling(?) as treasurer. Blue letter printing by J.F. Finkeldey, Philadelphia. Measures 10" x 6 3/4".Signed by S.Franklin Sharpless on reverse. A Vignette of a mining tunnel and a bucket hoist to the left, and a vignette of an eagle in the center top. From WesternMiningHistory.com: Gilpin is the second smallest county in Colorado, but has the second highest gold production. Several months after the big discovery on Clear Creek, gold was discovered by John Gregory near Blackhawk in 1859. A few months later, the placers and veins in Russell Gulch initiated a major rush into this mountainous area. The first discoveries in the area occurred in Gamble Gulch in 1859 (Koschmann and Bergendahl, 1968). Herzog Collection. Gilpin/Clear Creek Colorado

Lot: 3094 - MOORE MINING AND SMELTING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATE 1887 [123586]

Rare. No. 156. Ink and punch cancelled. Issued for 200 shares to Allen Hubbard on Nov. 22, 1887. Signed by president (William Moore) and secretary, but names have been inked over. Company seal at lower left. Reverse has signatures to transfer 100 shares Mrs. C.W. Pratt. Two vignettes at top center show mine and smelting buildings and mountain scenes. Measures 7" x 10" Condition: folds and ink smears indicating cancellation. The company was the collaboration of Francis Everett, Col. William Moore, and Prof. Gregory Board, and consisted of Board's smelting business at Golden and the Murray Mine at Lawson, Montana Mining District, in Clear Creek County [History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado]. Golden Colorado

Lot: 3095 - DENVER CITY CONS SILVER MINING STOCK, 1891 [178003]

Issued 1891 Denver City Cons Silver Mining stock with mine vignette. Lake County Colorado Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3096 - LE BASIN MINING STOCK, 1882 [178005]

Issued 1882 to JD Brewster, we could not find any info on him. Signed by Smedley and president Cope. Issued in Philadelphia in 1882. Incorporated in 1882 Colorado. #544, I/U, 100 shares @ $10 par issued Feb. 1882, signed by pres. and sect. Black on white , embossed seal, no vignette. Kendall Bank Note Co printer. Hard to find and in EF condition. The Lee Basin Mining Company operated from 1882-1890. Located on Yankee Hill [Colorado Museum History Collection] Leadville Colorado Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3097 - BANK & FINANCE THEMED MINING STOCKS, 3 [173360]

3 issued Colorado mining stocks with bank and finance themed names. 1906 Banker Mining and Tunnel. 1899 Bankers Gold Mining and Leasing Co. with great bank teller and cage vignette-4x .5" seam tears. 1896 Cripple Creek Finance Co., probably based in Philadelphia and investing in Cripple Creek mines-2 corner chips, lower right dog ear and stain. Please inspect. Colorado

Lot: 3098 - CARBONATE HILL GOLD MINING STOCKS, 40 [178286]

About 40 issued 1898 Carbonate Hills Gold Mining stocks. Colorado Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3099 - COLORADO MINING STOCK GROUP, 18 [176934]

18 Colorado mining stocks, c. 1900-83, mostly older. Old Gold Mines, Silver Gulch, Northern Colorado Mining, Ophir Gold, Hortense, Golden Cons., Gold Beam Con., 5x Smuggler, Bald Butte, Rilla, Andy Lowe Gold etc. Colorado Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3100 - COLORADO MINING STOCK WITH NOTABLE AUTOGRAPHS, 8 [168901]

Colorado Mining stocks with notable persons autographs. 2x James F Burns- one of the wealthiest mine owners from the Cripple Creek/Victor Gold Rush, 4x L G Carlton-a mine director, H M Carlton-father of "Albert E. Carlton or Bert Carlton (20 February 1866 [x=#8211/] 1931) was an investor in Colorado banks, mines and railroads. Based upon the success of his mines in Cripple Creek, he was known as "King of Cripple Creek" from wikipedia. Warren Woods Zang-likely related to Adolph Zang, brewer. Colorado

Lot: 3101 - COLORADO STOCK CERTIFICATES, 1871-1907 [173457]

Group of Stock Certificates from Colorado. 1. The Little Annie Mining Company, incorporated in Colorado, operating in Roaring Fork Mining District, Pitkin County, Colorado. Certificate no. 152 issued to George N. Thatcher(?) for 2000 shares on Apr 29, 1891 in Aspen, Colorado. Signed by Clark Wheeler(founder of Aspen/business owner) as president and A.J. Pecks(?) as secretary. Signed by Thatcher n

Lot: 3102 - COLORADO STOCKS AND BONDS, REALLY NICE GROUP OF 19 [175030]

Really nice group of mostly older 17 Colorado stocks and 2 bonds, c. 1875-1973. Stocks-Chieftain Con MC, Zephyr MC, Game Ridge Con MC, San Juan Con MC, Paris Con MC, Brookside Water, Bonanza Chief Gold, Anaconda Gold, Acacia Gold, Plymouth Rock MC, Trail Mines, Rio Grande Jct Railway, Rio Grande Southern Railroad, Elkton, Union Deposit and Trust, Bank of Idaho Springs, Snowstorm Hydraulic. Bonds-1924 Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, 1875 Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad. Colorado Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3103 - COLUMBUS TUNNEL M&MC STOCK, 1881, RARE [173290]

Columbus Tunnel Mining & Milling Company, incorporated in Colorado. Boulder County location. Cert. no. 212 issued to Fred Michel for 500 at $10 each on Sep 19, 1881 in Denver. Signed again by Fred Michel as president as well as on the back of the document, cancelled, witnessed by J.S. Riggs. Also signed by S.J. Weyburns as secretary. Green print with red $10 print and red toner over an embossed company seal. On the front, a vignette in the center depicts 3 miners in a tunnel, working next to the rails. A very detailed vignette on the back showing a bird's eye view of the mine adits imposed on the hillside above the camp. . A fabulous and rare certificate. Herzog Collection. Colorado

Lot: 3104 - MINING STOCKS WITH NOTABLE AUTOGRAPHS, [168903]

7 Colorado mining stocks with notable autographs. H M Carlton-"H M Carlton-father of "Albert E. Carlton or Bert Carlton (20 February 1866 [x=#8211/] 1931) was an investor in Colorado banks, mines and railroads. Based upon the success of his mines in Cripple Creek, he was known as "King of Cripple Creek" from wikipedia, Geo. E Findley-some condition issues, Warren Woods-likely related to Adolph Zang, brewer, Adolph Zang-brewer. 3x L G Carlton-mine director. Colorado

Lot: 3105 - RAVEN AND BEACON HILL GOLD MINING STOCKS IN BOOK [168325]

About 185 Raven and Beacon Hill Gold Mining stocks in original book, c. 1900's. Nice mine vignette, 15 tax stamps inside front board. Colorado

Lot: 3106 - BLACK HILL MINING CERTS, 1880-1886, STOCK [173467]

1. The Columbus Gold Mining Company of the Black Hills, inc. New York; located at Central City, Lawrence County. Cert. no. 324 issued to R.W. Hamilton for 50 shares at $10 each on Aug 30, 1880 in New York. Signed by president Henry F. Herkner and secretary Jas. Richards. Not Cancelled. Signed by Hamilton on reverse. Black border and print by Henry Seibert & Bro. in New York. 2 mining vignettes, a hoisting scene left border and miners working underground, top center. The mine was a good gold producer and the company owned the Portland Mill(planned in1902), which processed about $12,000 per month, a 1000 ton per day. The company may have been purchased by Homestake. [Ref: Poole, Sanford] 2. Great Eastern Gold Mining Company, inc. in New York, located at Black Hills near Deadwood, Lawrence County. Cert. no. 6657 issued to Wm. M. Calahan for 100 shares on May 2, 1881 in New York. Signed by vice president E.A. Farmington and secretary Silas Hay. Not Cancelled. Black border and print by American Bank Note Company. Vignette of a hoisting scene in the center. According to Black Hills Daily Times (August 14th, 1880), the company owned the Flora Belle Lode. The vein was believed to be 200ft. wide. The company was driving a 300ft. tunnel to intersect the vein at the 150ft. level. In 1881, they were driving 3 drifts into Flora Belle and American No. 2 lodes.[scrip-12-12-07, P-175] 3. The Monitor Mining Company, inc. Dakota, located in Deadwood, South Dakota. Cert. no. 70 issued to Sparks & Allen for 1000 shares on Nov. 6, 1886 in Deadwood. Signed by president D. McPherson and secretary W. McLaughlin. Stamp cancelled in purple, Sparks & Allen signature on reverse. Black border and print by Lith. John Morris Company in Chicago. A vignette of 3 miners inspecting a piece of ore top center. The famous Deadwood sheriff Seth Bullock was on the board of directors. According to E&MJ Vol. 48, the company was paying a dividend and bought interest in the Gentle Annie lode. The mine was located east of the Caledonia Mining Company (The Daily Deadwood Pioneer- Times, Oct.9, 1887). Franklin Collection. Black Hills, Lawrence County Dakotas

Lot: 3107 - FINDLEY GOLD MINING STOCK, 1881 [178330]

Issued 1881 Findley Gold Mining of Georgia stock. "The Findley Mine was an exceptionally important mine in the Georgia Gold Rush. The Findley Gold Mine was one of Dahlonega[x=#8217/]s most famous and productive mines for almost a century. Opened shortly before the Civil War and abandoned soon after the United States entered World War II. The celebrated Findley vein was discovered in 1858 by a man by the name of Charles Duncan, who was employed by Col. J. J. Findley to test for gold, and while thus employed found this rich vein. Prior to Duncan[x=#8217/]s discovery, vein mining was still relatively new in the area. Gold had been discovered near the Chestatee River in 1828, but the miners who flocked to north Georgia hoping to strike it rich panned the streambeds using placer mining tools and techniques. The Findley Gold Mining Company owned this precious piece of land from 1878 to 1885 when it was sold in a sheriff's sale. The Findley Ridge is considered the backbone of the Georgia Gold Belt. [Barnacles of Gold by Amerson)" Dahlonega Georgia Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3108 - ABBOTT MINING COMPANY OF NY, 1880, STOCK [175895]

The Abbott Mining Company of New York, Certificate #322 issued to W. E. Blanchard for 100 shares at $10 each on Jun 28, 1880 in New York. Signed by president James H. Matt and secretary and treasurer, Geo C. Simmons. 2 mining vignette, one in the center, the other to the left. Black border and print by Brett Litho Co., NY. The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) from 16 Aug 1957, page 12, mentions Mullan Idaho, , that after 1884, the Abbott Mining Company, its reorganizing and adding claims to its holdings, kept the town alive for many years. From the San Francisco Examiner, Nov 8, 1875, page 3: "The Abbott Mining Company filed a claim for 9,593 78 in currency, including, amounts due on two promissory notes dated December 16th and 24th, 1875, for $4,890 12 and $4,708 66 respectively. The notes are dated at New York and, and signed, Thomas H. Selby & Co., per B. Haxtum." This is a key period, when Idaho mines were promoted for investment in New York. Herzog Collection. Mullan Idaho

Lot: 3109 - CASCO GOLD OF IDAHO TERRITORY COMPANY STOCK, 1868 [169075]

No 248 for 100 shares to A.W. Hobby dated Aug 13, 1868. The Casco Gold Co. owned and operated the Red Warrior Mine in Alturas County. A very early organized publicly held Idaho mining company. The Casco Gold Co of Idaho Territory was funded out of New York, and was apparently successful from the get-go. But by April, 1869, trouble had hit, and not in the usual way back then - a lack of ore - but in the "new" way of today - the lack of available labor. An April, 1869 newspaper article noted the lack of employable labor in the Alturas mines. It seems most miners were doing too well in the Boise Basin mines, and even though the Casco and its neighbor mines paid $5 to $7 per day, it was not enough to draw miners. The name "Casco" refers to a helmet in Spanish. This mine not to be confused with the Casco Gold and Silver M Co. of Meadow Lake, California of the same time period. Rare. Herzog Collection. Idaho United States of America

Lot: 3110 - LUBEC SILVER MINING OF MAINE STOCK, 1877 [178002]

Issued 1877 Lubec Silver Mining of Maine stock. 2 underground mining vignettes. Maine Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3111 - PROUSTITE MINING STOCK, 1887 [178004]

Issued 1887 Proustite Mining stock. Manitoba Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3112 - PARKER VEIN COAL STOCK, 1854 [176930]

Issued 1854 Parker Vein Coal Company stock. Nice steamer ship vignette. Creases, stains, small center perforations. Please inspect. Alleghany County Maryland Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3113 - JUANITA COAL COMPANY STOCK, 1809 1809 [172570]

Dated September 1809. Bedford, Mass. One of America's early organized publicly held coal mining companies. Datelined Bedford, PA, Sept 3, 1809. Issued to Wm Davis for 5 shares on Sept 3, 1809, signed by James M. Russell and Sam Riddle. Tear, piece missing lower right, not affecting any content. The company operated a coal mine discovered by Sam Riddle of Huntingdon near the bank of the Raystown branch of the Juniata River. The coal was reported as 13 feet thick, and "Inexhaustible." (Feb 20, 1809 US Gazette, Philadelphia). This coal deposit undoubtedly led to the creation of an iron works called the Juniata Iron in 1819. Another company of the same name appears in 1891 with an office in Altoona. Herzog Collection. Russell was on a local committee to celebrate American Independence in 1808. Bedford Massachusetts United States of America 1809

Lot: 3114 - ST. CROIX & LAKE SUPERIOR MINERAL CO., 1845, AUTOGRAPHS [169062]

St. Croix & Lake Superior Mineral Co., 1845, Autographs. Incorporated August 8, 1845. Cert No. 879 dated Dec 22, 1845 for 1 share, to George E. Checon(?), Signed by 2 members of Congress; Rufus Choate, and Caleb Cushing. Issued, uncancelled. A very early publicly held mining company in the heart of America's copper and iron regions at the time. Choate (1799-1859) was a Massachuttes Senator and colleague of Daniel Webster. He was considered one of the best American lawyes of the 19th century, and a great orator along with his friend Webster. Cushing (1800-1879) was a Massachuttes Congressman, later US Attorney General and a proponent of westward expansion. Herzog Collection. Includes litho/engraving of each man. Boston Massachusetts United States of America

Lot: 3115 - CARBONATE MINING & MILLING CO STOCK, ARGENTA, MONTANA, 1889 [145713]

Cert. #174, issued for 200 shares to Gus Altheimer. Signed by A.H. Geisel as secretary and Edwards as president. Mines located at Argenta, Montana printed on the corporate seal. The company operated the Carbonate mine is a gold, silver and lead mine at Argenta at 7,100' elevation. The certificate is uncanceled. Argenta Montana

Lot: 3116 - AMERICAN SILVER-COPPER MINING, MILLING & REDUCTION STOCK [178515]

# 59 for 2,500 shares to James Ogden. Rare Helmville, Montana dateline. Signed by JE Marcum and president Charles Cooper. Moose head vignette. Reddish brown on yellow. Pinter was Litho "New Northwest". Issued Oct 3, 1893. Torn roughly from right at book (which could be fixed be reducing the stock to its proper size). Vertical and one horizontal folds. No other edge corner, discoloration or hole issues. The mine was located on the North Fork of the Blackfoot River 28 miles north east of Helmville. It is said to show a veritable bonanza with little development work. [Livingston Enterprise, Jan. 25, 1890] Stuart Mackenzie Montana Mining Collection Helmville Montana 1893 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3117 - ALTA MONTANA COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE 1881 [128116]

Issued Cole Sanders, 36 shares at $10 per by Alta Montana Company. Signed by Robert Brookes, secretary and Michael Snow, vice president. Vignette shows locomotive steaming by a large mountain, while a small vignette at bottom shows hard rock miners. It is dated April 5, 1881. Please see photos for more detail and condition. This mine is one of the oldest in Montana. The Alta was discovered in 1869. Walter Wickes (president of this company) and other New York capitalists arrived in the late 1870s, took over the Alta, and platted out the camp of Wickes. In 1880, the company reorganized. They owned the Alta, David Copperfield, and Rocky Bar lodes. [See a detailed report in the Jan. 1st, 1880, Helena Weekly Herald] The mill of the Alta was burned down in 1882, and Sam Houser stepped in and rebuilt it. The Alta Mine stopped operating in the 1890s. Wickes nearly burned down in 1901 and 1902. Montana

Lot: 3118 - CARBONATE KING MINE STOCK CERTIFICATE 1888 [129691]

Issued to Nettie Wilson, 5,000 shares at $10 per by The Carbonate King Mining Company. Signed by both secretary and president. This is dated October 5, 1888. Please see photos for more detail and condition. The company filed a placer claim in Deer Lodge County in 1892. [Anaconda Standard, May 5, 1892] In 1899, the company was bought by Pennsylvania interests. At that time, it consisted of 9 quartz patented claims and 160 acres on the Little Blackfoot, 3 miles south of Elliston. [Independent-Record, Mar 30, 1899] Montana

Lot: 3119 - MONTANA MC STOCKS, WILLIAM CLARK [173466]

7x collection of Montana mining stocks: 1) Eastern Montana Mining & Smelting Company stock certificate No. 261 issued to J.W. Granis for 50 shares on April 25, 1877 in Bozeman, Montana. Signed by president Lester Wilson and secretary J.D. McCamam. Not cancelled. Location: Clark's Fork, Wyoming Territory. Black border and print, small mine hoisting vignette. Printed by A.L. Bancroft & Co,

Lot: 3120 - JO DAVIESS GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY 1864 [163657]

Jo Daviess Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate - American Flat, Gold Hill Mining District, Gold Hill, N.T. This is a very striking certificate: blue on white, fancy scrip and gold ingots to hold numbers. etc. Certificate # 28 for 20 shares to Samuel Pryor datelined Gold Hill, N.T. on February 10, 1864. Signed by Samuel D Pryor, Secretary and President, Samuel Pryor. Tightly held company! Incorporated Jan. 20,1864 and capitalized at $300,000; 3000 shares at $100 per. Four ledges on the mine. Not cancelled. 25-cent Power of Attorney Revenue stamp. Discoloration center and top left. No edge or corner issues. Nice! Named in honor of a true Gold Rush pioneer. Listed as [x=#8216/]Joe Davis' in Collins with S. D. Pryor as secretary. Samuel Pryor was listed as a miner for the Sides Mining Company.†Blue print by H.S. Crocker in Sacramento. American Flat Nevada 1864

Lot: 3121 - WASHOE ZEPHYR GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163714]

Washoe Zephyr Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate American Flat, Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, N. T. Rare American Flat territorial. Inc. Dec. 5th, 1863. No. 58, issued for ten shares to William Cruse on Jan. 18th, 1864, datelined Virginia, N.T. Signed by President, William Nicoll and secretary, W. Bremner. Incorporated Dec. 5th, 1863, and capitalized at $100,000; 1000

Lot: 3122 - CHRISTMAS GOLD & SILVER MC STOCK; ARGENTINE MD 1863 [164766]

Location of claim "Argentine District" printed right of seal. The district was organized in 1860, but soon miners lost interest in it. In 1864 a revival brought the district to life. In 1860 the area was known as Spring Ravine! (Territorial Enterprise, Mrrch 31, 1860) In 1907 the area would be known as the Jumbo district. #68 for 10 shares issued to George Haskell. Dateline June 20, 1863, Gold Hill. Incorporated May 15, 1863. Signed by president J. Pfoutz and secretary George Swenson. Revenue Stamp covers torn corner. May not be original to this certificate. Sunset over miner bringing out his ore cart load for the day vignette. I/U. Creases. Nicks at fold edges. Swenson was the superintendent of the Michigan Gold and Silver Mining Company at Gold Hill. Pfoutz was associated with other mining companies and was partners with Levi Hide in a mercantile store at Gold Hill. Do you believe in Santa? It appears that Santa didn't believe in the Christmas G&S as I found no information on this mine. Argentine (Spring Ravine) MD, Virginia City Nevada Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Stock Collection

Lot: 3123 - AETNA GOLD & SILVER MINING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATE 1864 [166919]

Very rare. "Location: Esmeralda" printed under vignette. Low certificate number 13, issued for 10 shares to Charles Schnaittacher on January 4th, 1864 in San Francisco. Signed by president Simon Mayer and secretary Hugo Dreschfeld. Not cancelled. Black border and print. Three vignettes: Native American (left border), locomotive (center), and dog next to safe (bottom center). Printed by Cooke & Co., SF. 25 cent US IR Power of Attorney stamp with tied cancel. Folds, creases. 5.5 x 10.25" Schnaittacher was a bookkeeper with Max Morganthau in SF. Simon Mayer was a commission merchant and a stockbroker and Dreschfeld a real estate and money agent, both also in S.F. (Ref. Langley's S.F. Directory for 1863, p. 129, 243 and 320.) No information located about this mining company in online newspaper archives. Aurora Nevada 1864

Lot: 3124 - ANTELOPE SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE -- MARK TWAIN CONNECTION 1864 [166931]

"Esmeralda" printed at top center. Certificate #519 for one share to Alex Gamble. Signed by Jno. L. MacKenzie and President William Norris. Dateline San Francisco May 20, 1864. Not cancelled. Antelope vignette. Britton & Co. printer. 25c Power of Att'y revenue stamp attached at upper right. 5.5 x 9.5" Pinhole, folds, clean. According to the Sacramento Daily Union, the Antelope Silver Mining Company of San Francisco was incorporated around February 1, 1861--this would actually put this stock certificate in Utah Territory! Esmeralda Mining District. The Antelope was one of the big three in 1860's Aurora mining companies. Alexander Gamble was a stockholder in two others of the richest mines in Aurora, the Real Del Monte and the Wide West. However, he went from rags to riches on these stocks and then back to rags. _x005F _x005F This is one of a few Aurora mines that Mark Twain got interested in. In a letter of May 4, 1862, he wrote to his brother Orion: "Yesterday we took a spirit level and got the angle of the celebrated "Antelope" ledge, and tomorrow we shall commence a hunt after the second E. extension of it. We may find it and we may not. The thing has often been tried before, but with no success. If we find it, our fortunes are made - if we don't, - they isn't. I have 75 feet in a spur of the "Antelope," which promises nothing save that it is an offshoot from a good family - and I am aristocrat enough to attach some importance to that sort of thing." On May 5 he writes, "Hunted for "Antelope" today, and found a ledge - but hardly think it is the right one. Four of us boys have dug two trenches, each 20 feet long and 6 feet deep, to-day, in the gravelly hill side. Finally, if we do find the "Antelope," we shan't care a damn anymore." [Letters from the Mark Twain Project] Aurora Nevada 1864

Lot: 3125 - ENTERPRISE GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE [166933]

Inc. in Pennsylvania. Issued for 50 shares to JL Hess on April 13th, 1866 in Philadelphia. Signed by president H.G. Sickel and treasurer John Thackeray(?). Not cancelled. Red border and print, blue seal, with two different mining vignettes and a 25 cent US IR adhesive stamp attached on the right. Heavy folds, burn marks, hole. 7.5 x 11" The Enterprise owned a claim of the same name on Last Chance Hill in Aurora, Esmeralda County during 1865-66. Not surprising to see the company incorporated in Pennsylvania, as this was an active period of investment in Nevada mines by Pennsylvanians. [Ref: Stretch, Angel] Aurora Nevada 1866

Lot: 3126 - LEXINGTON CONSOLIDATED GOLD & SILVER MINING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATE 1863 [166935]

Located on Last Chance Hill, Aurora, Mono County. No. 55 issued for five shares issued to R. G. Surdam on May 2nd, 1863. Signed by Secretary E. W. Kuster and President B. F. Porter. Not cancelled. Black print on creme paper with black border; yellow underprint "240,000". Printed by Robbins & Co. Print, 417 Clay St. San Francisco. Measures 9.75 x 5.5". Vignette of woman at center by Loomis and vignette at left a man with a team of oxen (partially covered by 25 cent US IR Warehouse stamp). Rare. In the early days of the Comstock, Harvey Harris, a well-known assayer in California with offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Marysville was busy scouting new locations for expanding his assaying business in the Nevada Territory. Aurora was on the border with California and was county seat to both Mono County, CA and Esmeralda County, Nevada Territory. In late 1864, after the boundary survey prior to Nevada statehood in October of 1864, Aurora was firmly identified as part of Nevada. Harris opened up branch offices first in Aurora (June 5, 1861) and then Carson City in the Nevada Territory by the late summer of 1861. He hired Ernst (Edward) W. Kuster--the E.W. Kuster that signed this stock-- to head his branch assay office in Aurora and later sold out to him. Later consolidated by the Real del Monte Mining Company, which took over the highly productive "old" Aurora claims on Last Chance Hill in 1877. [Ref: EMJ, Vol. 27] Aurora Nevada 1863

Lot: 3127 - LORD BYRON GOLD & SILVER MINING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATE 1863 [166936]

Very rare; we have not offered this before. Inc. September 26th, 1862. No. 41, issued for 20 shares to JH Martin on Feb. 10th, 1863. Dateline Aurora, Mono Co., Cal. Signed by president WW Vaughn and secretary E. Rhoades. Not cancelled. Pink floral underprint with black print and multiple allegorical vignettes including two angels (on either side of the title) and a woman riding a stag. Agnew & Deffebach print, SF. 5.5 x 10.5" Horizontal fold, clean. No information located in online newspaper databases. Likely named after the famous English poet. Aurora Nevada 1863

Lot: 3128 - MARTIN'S GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE 1863 [166926]

Rare. Inc. March 21st, 1863. Low number 10, issued for 25 shares to secretary Martin Levy on June 6th, 1863. Dateline Aurora, Mono Co., Cal. Signed by Levy and president F. Huard. Not cancelled. Black border and print, pink dot underprint, and vignette of bear. Imperforated red brown "Warehouse Receipt" R50 R425 cent Internal Revenue stamp attached at left. 5 x 9" Folds, creases, uneven left border. No additional information located on CDNC or newspapers.com. Aurora Nevada 1863

Lot: 3129 - MONTE CHRISTO TUNNEL & MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE 1863 [166937]

"Last Chance Hill, Esmeralda District" printed in the upper left corner. Incorporated March 24th, 1863. Dateline San Francisco, June 7th, 1863. No. 56, issued for 10 shares to T.J. Hubbard. Signed by the president, Thos. A. White, and the secretary John B. Bailey. Not cancelled. Black print, purple underprint, with an allegorical and mythical vignette in the upper right. Lith. Britton & Co., SF. 25 cent IR adhesive revenue stamp attached at left. Folds, some wear to edges. Not in Filer. Multiple J. Hubbards are listed in the 1863 Langley directory. This mining company is not listed. Thomas A. White is listed as having a mining office at 34 Metropolitan Block. No additional information located in online newspaper databases. Aurora Nevada 1863

Lot: 3130 - NEVADA TUNNEL & MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE [166927]

"Esmeralda, Mono County, Cal." printed in the upper right. Dateline Aurora (printed boldly under the title), August 30th, 1863. Certificate no. 85, issued to William Feast for 30 shares. Signed by president Epstein and secretary William Watson. Not cancelled. Black border and print. Rare red Imperforate R50-R4a "Warehouse Receipt" Internal Revenue Stamp affixed on the right. 3.75 x 9.5" Lith. Britton & Co., SF. Folds, clean. William Feast was in Aurora by 1861. He owned a cabin on the northeast corner of Silver & Del Monte. He was the Mono County Treasurer and continued in this capacity after Aurora was proven to be in Nevada. Feast was also the secretary of the West Wind, Fairy Queen, Utah, and Gibraltar. He invested heavily in a number Aurora mines. He did the same for the Comstock. He died in Aurora in 1864. Henry Epstein was city treasurer of Aurora when it was in California and elected an assemblyman for the Nevada Territory on January 19, 1864. No additional information located about this mining company. Aurora Nevada 1863

Lot: 3131 - SAN FRANCISCO GOLD & SILVER MINING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATE 1863 [166934]

"Esmeralda District" in red underprint. Inc. December 10th, 1862. No. 22, issued to Charles Hosmer for 36 shares on March 10th, 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by president Jas. Van Reed and secretary Blood. Not cancelled. Ornate black border and print with beehive vignette. 25 cent US IR certificate stamp attached on the left. No printer listed. Folds, creases, some discoloration. 5.5 x 10" Hosmer was a mining agent in SF who was also involved in mines in Nevada. Reed is listed as a real estate agent. No information located about the mining company. Aurora Nevada 1863

Lot: 3132 - LUCERNE MC STOCK W/ABSTRACT OF TITLE, 1860, HISTORIC 1860/64 [173924]

This stock was incorporated in 1860 when the area was still part of the Utah Territory. The cert was issued in 1862 to John G. Kittle (president California Powder Works) for 25 shares. # 269. Signed by J. S. Paxon (S. F. County Treasurer) and H. P. Wakelee (San Francisco Chemist). Although the location is not mentioned on the cert, a July 5, 1864 Gold Hill News confirms this company with secretary Joseph S. Paxson was in the Gold Hill district. Not only that, it confirms that N. G. Kittle was delinquent on paying assessments for this company. The accompanying Abstract of Title is a historical gem. It is a detail of the transactions of ownership for the mine done in 1871 for Mackay and Fair when they purchased the property. It is a great insight into the mine in 1860. Although pages are missing there is, for example, information on California Governor John Bigler[x=#8217/]s (Lake Bigler/Lake Tahoe) part in the company. Historical notes on Wakelee and the Wakelee Pan process and 3 pages of news on the Lucerne from 10 different sources. Also 3 pages of notes on the 1860's Abstract of Title. Aurora, Esmeralda Nevada 1860/64 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3133 - ROZENCRANS & ANTELOPE GOLD & SILVER MC STOCK (UNIQUE?) [178516]

Esmeralda Mining District. One of a handful of nicely colored Nevada stock certificates. The company incorporated on November 3, 1863 and the stock was sold on February 24, 1867 to George A. Clark. It was signed by Wm. W. Davis as secretary and A.S. Lotsfinch (?) as president. Unusual Yellow underprint. Millsite vignette. Agnew and Dieffenbach were the printers - who also printed a number of other Aurora mine certificates. There are several mysteries surrounding this company. The 1903 coins rubbed into the stock are cause for alarm. This has been seen on other ephemera, so it is probable it was added later. Aurora is in Nevada not California. But when the stock was issued originally in 1863 Aurora was thought to be in California. I could not find any mention of this mine anywhere. But that would not be the first time. This certificate was sold in 1867 for all of the shares. That again is not unusual. We had a stock certificate from the Comstock that mimicked this. It was a way for a new owner to take ownership of an existing mining company.-JE Aurora, Esmeralda Co. Nevada 1863 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3134 - CORAL & ASPINWALL SILVER MINING STOCK [161387]

Amador District, Lander County. Ledges: Coral 1,000 feet, Aspinwall 2,600 feet, Reese River, Nevada (printed in left border). Company was assuredly a consolidation of the Coral and Aspinwall mines and/or ledges. Inc. in #361No 141, issued for 50 shares to George Peirce trustee. of Dover, NH on August 1st, 1865. Signed by vice-president R. Peterson and secretary Chas. Dougherty. Not cancelled. Fancy black border and title. No vignette. Printer covered by 25 cent adhesive revenue stamp, pen cancelled. 4 x 8.75" Pinholes, folds, light toning. Not in Filer. According to American Mining Gazette and Geological Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1, (1865), "Professor Silliman expresses a favorable opinion of its resources." The Amador Mining District was 6 miles north of Austin around New York Canyon and later incorporated into the Reese River district. [Ref: Mining Districts of Nevada, Tingley] Having been incorporated in New York and the date being early 1860's one thinks of the Panama Steamship Company when one thinks of Aspinwall. Austin Nevada

Lot: 3135 - NEW YORK & AUSTIN SILVER MINING STOCK [173282]

Issued # 509 for 750 shares to John Thompson. Datelined New York Sept. 5, 1865. Signed by secretary James Chapman and president S Lawrence. No incorporation date, but the certificate says of Nevada, so after November 1, 1864. Not cancelled. 25c Certificate Revenue Stamp. No pin holes, small lower right tear. By 1869 this company was still going strong. J Ross Browne in his work "Resources of the Pacific Slope" spends a lot of time on this company, the Florida Shaft, Sherman Shaft, Burns Shaft, etc. The Florida Shaft at this point was 800 feet long. The Sherman Shaft has just commenced and the Burns Shaft is in the works. Browne reports that the value of the ore removed is just about equal to the cost of machinery and manpower at this stage. 2 nice mining vignettes. Austin Nevada

Lot: 3136 - LANDER COUNTY STOCKS, 1865-79, 5 [173591]

5x Lander County, Nevada Stock Certificated of 5 different mines, all incorporated in New York. This area was heavily invested by New Yorkers. The Austin and Reese River mining district in Lander County was established in 1863 following the discovery of rich silver ore in the area. It remained prosperous until the early 1880's, when mine production decreased and the United States government

Lot: 3137 - MAGENTA GOLD AND SILVER LEDGE COMPANY STOCK 1864 [173834]

Very rare to have a "LEDGE" company and not a "MINING" company. Number 78 for 5 shares to GT Keys. Datelined Stockton 1864. Signed by secretary Felix Depes and president SB Mackenzie. Incorporated July 6, 1863. Located at Reese River, Lander County. Old mill vignette. Rare PL Shoaff, Stockton printer. 25c Power of Att'y Revenue stamp. Not cancelled. Small dog ears and very small edge nicks. Stain top right. The Magenta is not listed in Browne, Stretch, Raymond, or Abbe. Stockton financed company. Austin, Lander Co. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3138 - REESE RIVER DISTRICT MC, 1863/64 1863 [173837]

Lot of 2 stock for Reese River district, datelined in Austin. Includes 1)Hobart Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock. This is a certificate with questions! Number 113(?) for 20 shares to Winslow Crocker. Datelined Austin, Lander Co. N. T. (in fancy script), 1863. Signed by president JJ Rolfe and secretary Backer(?). Incorporated June 16, 1863. Located on Red Jacket Ledge in the Reese River Mining District, Lander Co., N. T. Semi-nude lady liberty vignette. Also an eagle holding a shield. No printer mentioned. 25c torn Certificate Revenue stamp and smaller 20c Exchange revenue stamp attached. Faded names. Cert is fragile from over 150 years of wear and tear. QUESTION 1: Was it named for Comstock Lumber King WS Hobart?. QUESTION 2: Was it located in Ophir Canon?. QUESTION 3: Was the secretary Winslow Crocker from San Francisco? QUESTION 4: Was the secretary Winslow Crocket from Aurora? 2) Ellemada Tunnel and Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock. VERY EARLY NUMBER 8 for 1 share to SS Brewster. Signed by Henry Jacobs and president G Wood. Dateline Austin June 15, 1864. Incorporated May 1864. Location Reese River Mining District, Lander N. T. County. Number and shares inside silver bars. Fancy script text. HS Crocker printer. Ten feet to one share. One of two stocks for this company listed in Mahler. Vertical folds. Bottom right corner mis-cut. Overall, in very nice condition. 25c Power of Att'y Revenue stamp. Jacobs was secretary of the Union Party, supporting Abraham Lincoln, in Nevada. Woods was a Reese River miner. Historical background on Jacobs, Woods and the mine is included. Austin, Lander Co. Nevada 1863 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3139 - COMO MINING STOCKS-RARE! 1916/1935 [173590]

Two rare Como Mining company stocks from the Palmyra/Como Mining District, near Dayton, Nevada: 1. The Como Consolidated Mines Company, incorporated in Nevada, stock certificate No. 31, issued to G.L. Wise for 100 shares on November 8, 1916. Signed by president Gurney Gordon and secretary (illegible). Principal Office, Reno, Nevada. Ornate green and black border, black print, embossed seal lower left. Very clean. 2. Como Mines Company, incorporated in Nevada, stock certificate No. CJ1789, issue to J. Wilson Caird for 100 shares February 4, 1935. Printed by Republic Bank Note Company. Stylized green border resembles currency. Black and green print. Very clean. The Como Mining District was the principal producer in the reported total from the "Silver City (Palmyra) District" in 1919. Ores came from the "Como-Eureka, North Rapidan, and Lucky Sunday mines", The Boyle Tunnel was completed over the first 4,000 feet (Weed, 1922, page 1166). Production in 1919 amounted to 23,974 tons "containing $78,423 in gold and 58,787 ounces of silver, valued in all at $144,264", or an average value per ton of $6.02. The second productive Como period occurred during 1935-36 (Moore and Archbold, 1969, page 23; Stoddard, 1935 and 1936). The last 700 feet of the Boyle Tunnel was driven, allowing development of the Rapidan Vein and generally dewatering. Total value of Como (Palmyra) District production prior to 1940 was $511,540 (Couch and Carpenter, 1943, page 92), mainly from 1919-1920 and 1935-1936. Approximately 20,000 ounces of gold and 500,000 ounces of silver were produced from 100,000 tons mined from 1900 to 1940 (Reischman, 2001). Franklin Collection. Dayton/Como, Palmyra Mining District Nevada Dayton/Como, Palmyra Mining District Nevada

Lot: 3140 - MC STOCK, 1875-1906, DAYTON/WILSON CANYONS [173317]

3x Stock Certificates of Mining Companies in Nevada, near the Dayton/ Wilson Canyon area, 1. Nevada- Commonwealth Mining and Milling Company, incorporated in Arizona. Cert. no. 95 issued to Eudoms Harden(?) for 2000 shares on Apr 17, 1906. Signed by W. J. Miller as secretary and J.D. Blammer(?) as president. Pamphlet design, 3 fold, signed by Harden again on original front (back). Black print, with ornate golden border and seal. In top center 3 vignettes, center a birds eye view of the mountains of the area, both vignettes, left and right, depicting working miners underground. Bottom center a small, fine vignette of a lady. Back is printed in green. 2 Dayton Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated Apr 26, 1872; located in Nevada. Cert. no. 6086 issued to W.G. Crandall, Jr. for 50 shares at $100 each on Oct 23, 1877 in San Francisco. Signed by president A.K.P Harmon and secretary W.E. Dean. Black border and fancy font, small vignette of dog to safe, bottom center; printed by A.J. Leary, San Francisco. Not cancelled. The companies mine, located in the Devils Gate District has been worked since 1860, described as "[...] one of the broadest and strongest ledges on the Comstock"(Ref: Pacific Coast Annual Mining Review and Stock Ledger Oct 1878, pg. 192) 3. North Carson Silver Mining Company, incorporated in California on Oct 16, 1874; located in Ormsby County, Nevada. Cert. no. 760 issued to A.C. Perkins for 25 shares at $50 each on Apr 23, 1875 in San Francisco, CA. Signed by L. D. Brown as director and William Van Bokkelen. Mining vignette top center and a locomotive vignette on the left. Franklin Collection. Dayton/Wilson Canyon Nevada

Lot: 3141 - DEVIL'S GATE DIST. MINING STOCK PRINTER'S PROOF 19TH CENTURY [170594]

This is a printer's proof of a stock certificate printed for the Governor Nye Gold & Silver Mining Company, one of the mines in the Devil's Gate Mining District. Cert measures approximately 10"x 7" and is in nice condition. Devils Gate Nevada Devils Gate Nevada

Lot: 3142 - ATHENS GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY 1865 [163644]

Athens Gold and Silver Mining Co. [x=#8211/] Eastern Slope Mining District, Nevada Territory - No. 211 issued on April 10, 1865, to James Fraser for 20 shares. Incorporated in Nevada Territory July 18th, 1863 and capitalized at $100,000; 1000 shares at $100 per. Signatures of Secretary, (illegible) and President, Miles C. Reese. One vignette of an allegorical figure on the left. Green print and border. Pink safety print. Stock is uncancelled. Printer unspecified. 9" x 4". Signed red-brown, twenty-five cent, Power of Attorney Revenue stamp on right hand side. Eastern Slope MD Nevada 1865

Lot: 3143 - CUMBERLAND COAL MC STOCK - A RARE NEVADA COAL COMPANY 1864 [173824]

Rare Nevada Territory coal mining stock for property without much coal! Eldorado Canon, Ormsby County (printed at left). Inc. March 8th, 1864. No. 38, issued for five shares to A. Dubois on March 26th, 1864 in Virginia, N.T. Signed by president W. H. Rhodes and secretary H. Huguet. Not cancelled. Black border and print on green background. Two allegorical vignettes. Fancy title. Enterprise Print (covered by stamp). Mark Twain would have been working at the Territorial Enterprise at this time. One 20 and one 5 cent revenue stamps attached on the left. Pinholes, folds, wear to edges. Located in Eldorado Canyon. One man wrote in the Virginia Evening Bulletin of April 7, 1864, that he took some coal samples and [x=#8220/][x=#8230/]neither in composition, origin or properties, has any affinity to coal.[x=#8221/] Eldorado Canyon is in the Pine Nut Mountains between Carson City and Silver City or Dayton. Coal mining was done in this canyon as early as the early 1860's. ["Nevada Heartland" by Ansari]†Secretary Huquet was proprietor of the Mariposa Quartz Mill. The Carson Appeal once described Rhodes as one of the most prominent disloyalists on the Pacific Coast. Copy of a scathing report in the Virginia Evening Bulletin about coal mining and notes on Huguet and Rhodes are included. Eldorado Canyon, Ormsby Nevada 1864 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3144 - EASTERN NEVADA MC, 1869, 1870, JOHN PAXTON [173308]

Two mining company certificates from the Elko area of Nevada, including signatures by Alfred K. Durbrow and John A. Paxton. Includes mining letter ephemera from the Office of Mineral Hill Mining Company, addressed to Joseph Roberts and notes "Star of the West" ore, a draft of $40.4, and enclosed memoranda with duplicate for Bill Rockwell, Coyote and Company(?), signed by H.W. Redfield(?). 1. Independence Consolidated mining Company, incorporated in California March 18, 1869, stock certificate No. 51. Issued to J. Clem Uhler(?) Trustee, for 50 shares on April 26, 1869 in San Francisco, signed by M.J McDonald (president) and R. Wegener (secretary). Treasure Hill, White Pine Mining District, Nevada (printed at top). Mines listed around vignette are Independence 6000ft, Valejo 800 ft, Glengarry 1000ft, Bernadette 1000ft, Black Prince 1000ft, Edward Everett 1000ft. Vignette of George Washington(?) mounted on horseback with arm outstretched pointing, horse rearing (middle center). Printed by C. Harrison, San Francisco. Adhesive revenue stamp attached at left. 4x9.25". Heavy toning, adhesive residue in corners on reverse. In less than two years, 13,000 claims were located on Treasure Hill; most of them were never worked. By 1868, Treasure Hill's population swelled to 6,000. Probably as much as $20 million in silver was mined by 1880 (Paher). 2. Rock Creek Mining Company stock certificate No. 173, incorporated on October 31, 1877 in California. Issued to A.K. Durbrow, Trustee, on November 5, 1877, for 500 shares ($100 per share), signed by John A. Paxton (president) and Alfred K. Durbrow (secretary). Location, Rock Creek District, Elko County, Nevada. Uncanceled. Black border and print. Lith. Britton, Rey & Company, San Francisco. 4.25x9". The Rock Creek Mining Compay was originally called the Scorpion. It showed promise, but no major production. Located by the short-lived mining camp of Falcon. The Elko papers predicted it would be the next mining camp boomtown, but rising water in the mines and difficult to process ore doomed the city in less than a year. Durbrow was involved with such Comstock mines as the Gould & Curry (secretary for two decades), California and Potosi. John A. Paxton was one of California riches men, acquiring that wealth as president of the Manhattan Silver Mining Company in Austin. Franklin Collection. Elko Nevada

Lot: 3145 - ANTELOPE SILVER MINING CO. STOCK [173284]

Issued Antelope Silver Mining Co. stock. Dateline San Francisco 1864. According to the Sacramento Daily Union an Antelope Silver Mining Company of San Francisco with the same $600,000 capital stock and the same 1,200 shares was incorporated around February 1, 1861. Antelope vignette. Britton & Co. printer. Otherwise no corner, edge, pin hole or discoloration issues. Mark Twain in a letter of May 4, 1862 writes his brother, "Yesterday we took a spirit level and got the angle of the celebrated [x=#8220/]Antelope[x=#8221/] ledge, and tomorrow we shall commence a hunt after the second E. extension of it. We may find it and we may not. The thing has often been tried before, but with no success. If we find it, our fortunes are made - if we don[x=#8217/]t, - they ain[x=#8217/]t. I have 75 feet in a spur of the [x=#8220/]Antelope,[x=#8221/] which promises nothing save that it is an offshoot from a good family - and I am aristocrat enough to attach some importance to that sort of thing." On May 5 he writes, "Hunted for [x=#8220/]Antelope[x=#8221/] today, and found a ledge - but hardly think it is the right one. Four of us boys have dug two trenches, each 20 feet long and 6 feet deep, to-day, in the gravelly hill side. Finally, if we do find the [x=#8220/]Antelope,[x=#8221/] we shan[x=#8217/]t care a d[x=#8212/]n any more." [Letters from the Mark Twain Project] . Esmeralda County Nevada

Lot: 3146 - FLOWERY DISTRICT (2) - PACIFIC TUNNEL, ALABAMA MC 1861 & 1876 [163710]

1) Pacific Tunnel & Mining Company Stock - Flowery Mining District, Storey County, Nevada Territory [x=#8211/] Incorporated a month after being Utah Territory (April 3rd 1861) - Certificate # 55 for 16 shares to James Aitken datelined Virginia City September 7th, 1861. Signed by secretary LW Ferris, Treasurer, Louis Feuser and President, TH Pinkerton. Organized on April 3, 1861, and capitalized at $1,500,000; 15,000 shares at $100 per. The claim included 16 ledges compromising 26,740 feet. This would be the largest mining claim in the Comstock area. The Flowery Mining District would be incorporated into the Comstock Mining District later in 1863. It was also known as Rogers or Summit Lake, and located in the Flowery Range, to the east. [Mining Districts of Nevada by Tingley] Virginia City was incorporated in February of 1861. Louis Feuser was one of the original trustees for the incorporation. The Feusier Octagon House is an historic octagonal house located at 1067 Green Street, in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It was built between 1857 and 1858 by George Kenny, who sold it in 1870 to Louis Feusier. Feusier is said to have been a companion of such San Francisco notables as Leland Stanford and Mark Twain. Feusier's many business interests include wholesale produce, mining, salmon canning, winemaking, and importation of oriental goods. [noehill.com] Aitken was superintendent of the Freeborn and Sheldon Mill and Pinkerton was a doctor. Ferris was a judge and an attorney. Printed by B. F. Butler's Litho. S.F. 2) Alabama Mining Co. Stock Certificate [x=#8211/] Flowery Mining District, Storey County, Nevada [x=#8211/] G.T. Brown Design - Certificate No. 932 for ten shares made out to William H. McClintock, Trustee datelined San Francisco April 7, 1876. Incorporated Dec. 6th, 1875, and capitalized at $10,000,000; 100,000 shares at $100 per. Signed by secretary, William McClintock and president, D. L. McDonald. Dewitt L. McDonald was a mining finance man in S.F. and an officer of other Comstock companies. McClintock was a professional mining secretary. The Alabama was a patented claim joining the Lady Bryan to the east. Ornate design by well-known artist G.T. Brown; Vignette of eagle left. Stocks from the Flowery Mining District which is just east of Virginia City are scarce. Any mining certificates designed by G.T. Brown are rare! Flowery Mining District Nevada 1861 & 1876

Lot: 3147 - PANAMA CONS. G&S STOCK, SMOKY VALLEY DISTRICT, N.T. 1863 [173812]

Very early # 6 for 25 shares to P. Levigue. Signed by A. Cheminant and president F. Seully. Dateline September 26,1863 San Francisco. Incorporated July 8, 1863. Not cancelled. Towne & Bacon printer. Edge staining, wrinkles and rips. Still good. Location: Smoky Valley District, Lander County, N. T. On August 3, 1863 the Daily Alta California printed a letter from the Reese River District. It says, "The Smoky Valley District contains some of the richest ores to be found, and here can be seen ledges, from ten to one hundred and fifty feet, with croppings from five to twenty-five feet, and in some instances plainly traceable for miles."_x005F _x005F _x005F _x005F Geneva would become the major mining camp in the district. The Reese River Reveille reported on two assessment in 1863. In doing a quick search, no other mention of the mine was made after that. Information on the mining company, mining district and mining camp of rare Geneva included. Geneva, Lander Nevada 1863 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3148 - ABELL & KEY GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163655]

Abell & Key Gold & Silver Mining Co. [x=#8211/] Gold Hill Mining District, Storey Cty., N.T. [x=#8211/] Cert. #104 issued to Walt Bemcher on Oct. 2, 1863, for 10 shares. Signed by William W. Bishop as Secretary and by S. L. Rice as President. Incorporated in Gold Hill on July 13th, 1863, and capitalized at $400,000; 2,000 shares at $200 per. Vignette of an eagle and one of a sailor holding a flag. Uncancelled. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3149 - CEDAR HILL TUNNEL & MINING COMPANY STOCK 1863 [162398]

Cedar Hill Tunnel & mining Company stock certificate, No. 1110, for 50 shares, dated Sept 12, 1863, and issued to John Shirley. Signed by Chas V. Hobart, sec; M.S. Martin, pres.; J. Shirley, treas. Printer is B.F. Butler's Lith, San Francisco. Dark red 25c revenue stamp on left and on back. Signed on the back by Henry Harris and John Shirley. Cedar Hill Tunnel and Mining Company was incorporated in 1860 and was a working mine from that time forward. On July 16, 1863, the Stock Market Report included the Cedar Hill Company -- bidding price was $3.50 a share, asking price was $7.00. M.S. Martin, president: The 1863 San Francisco Directory lists Minor S. Martin as president of the Cedar Hill Tunnel and Mining Company. Business address was 503 Montgomery; dwelling was 625 Harrison. He was also president of the Peytona, La Plata, and other mining companies. He was also a trustee of the Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company. Martin belonged to the San Francisco Stock and Exchange Board. In 1869 he filled the "caller of the Board" when George Smiley resigned. His salary was fixed at $400 a month. He held this position for a very short time until a permanent replacement for Smiley was found. He sold his seat in 1875 for $30,000 to Jacob Greenbaum. Charles V. Hobart, secretary: The San Francisco Directory lists Charles V. Hobart as the secretary to the Cedar Hill Tunnel & Mining Company. Business and dwelling address were the same as Martin's (above). When driving from Reno to Virginia City, Cedar Ravine creates the last hair-pin turn before reaching the northernmost buildings of the town. As the mines began tunneling after surface ores were depleted, a small camp of a few businesses grew up around them, including Biddleman Dairy. Onion skin type paper, slightly rippled, with no strong folds or creases, edges and corners intact, no pinholes. Lot includes some history and a modern aerial photo of the location of the Cedar Hill Mine in Cedar Ravine above the north end of Virginia City. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3150 - CLEVELAND GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163690]

Cleveland Gold and Silver Mining Company Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, N.T. Certificate No. 19 for 10 shares to H.H. Flagg datelined Gold Hill May 18, 1863. Signed by secretary O.H. Platt and President H.H. Flagg. Incorporated May 10th, 1863. A RARE partially imperforate 25-cent Certificate revenue stamp. Not cancelled. Ore wagon being unloaded at a mill. Towne & Bacon printer. Cleveland listed in Kelly (1863) but not Collins (1864). Flagg was one of the first trustees of the Virginia City Water Company. He was also a Territorial Senator from Storey County. Flagg ran the Maynard & Flood Bank when Maynard retired to Massachusetts a rich man. A very rare territorial in very fine condition. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3151 - CRESCENT GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY 1864 [163648]

Crescent Gold and Silver Mining Company [x=#8211/] Gold Hill District, Storey County, N. T. Certificate No. 95 for 10 shares datelined Gold Hill, March 16, 1864, to Geo. W. Trenary. Incorporated Jan. 7, 1864, and capitalized at $500,000: 1000 shares at $500 per. Signed by President, O.H. Platt and secretary (unreadable). Not cancelled. Allegorical woman and Eagle vignettes. Printer: Gold Hill News Print (rare). This company should not be confused by the companies with the same name at Esmeralda and Silver Mountain. Gold Hill Nevada 1864

Lot: 3152 - DELAWARE SILVER MINING CO. STOCK 1883 [163678]

Delaware Silver Mining Co. “ Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, NV - Certificate # 246, dated Sept. 11, 1883, for 100 shares made out to W.T. Bogart, Trustee. Incorporated on Dec. 20, 1875, in San Francisco and capitalized at $10,000,000; 100,000 shares at $100 per. Signed by president, S. B. Higgins and secretary, W.T. Bogart. Printed by A. L. Bancroft & Co., S.F. Gold Hill Nevada Gold Hill Nevada 1883

Lot: 3153 - GOLD HILL SILVER & COPPER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163661]

Gold Hill Silver & Copper Mining Co. [x=#8211/] Gold Hill District, Storey County, N. T. [x=#8211/]Certificate No. 11 for 20 shares to Emil Scharff datelined Gold Hill on April 20th, 1863. Incorporated on April 8th, 1863, and capitalized at $240,000; 1200 shares at $200 per. Signed by President, M.N. Irwin and Secretary, W. D. Hall. Vignette of an eagle at left and mining operation top center. Town & Bacon Printers. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3154 - GOLD HILL STOCK CERTS, 1873-87 [173448]

4x Stock Certificates from Gold Hill Mining District 1. Segregated Rock Island Mining Company, incorporated May 13, 1873; located on Comstock Lode , Gold Hill mining district, Nevada. Certificate no. 703 issued to E. Fischer, Jr for 50 shares at $100 each on Oct 6,1874 in San Francisco. Signed by president Chas. Land and secretary Wm Watson. Signed by Watson and Fischer on reverse, not cancelled. Black border and print by Crocker & Co, San Francisco. The claim was located 1859 in the American Flat District of Gold Hill, next to Baltimore Consolidated. By 1878 it had a 900ft deep with a drift to the ledge on the 450ft level, quartz was found on the 650 and 850ft level. ( Pacific Coast Annual Mining Review and Stock Ledger 1878, pg. 236-237). 2. Curtis Consolidated Mining Company, incorporated Sep 1878; located in Gold Hill District, Nevada. Certificate no. 749 issued to the company secretary, H. S. Stone(?) for 100 shares at $100 each on March 2, 1880 in San Francisco. Signed by W. Smith(?) as president and Stone. Signed by Stone on reverse, not cancelled. Black print and border, by A.J. Leary, SF. Cleary a take-off of the famous Yellow Jacket Mine in Gold Hill, that got the company deeded in May 1880. 3. Exchequer Mining Company, incorporated July 1865; located in Gold Hill District, Nevada. Certificate no. 32273 issued to T. R. Hofer for 50 shares on Jan 17, 1887 in San Francisco. Signed by president C. Hirschfeld and secretary Chas. Elliot. Pen cancelled. Black border and print by W.T. Galloway Litho Co., SF. 12 Revenue stamps on the back. Small vignette of working miners on front bottom. The mine was located next to The Yellow Jacket mine, on the "gut" of the Comstock. 4. Silver Jacket Mining Company, incorporated in Sep 27, 1878; located in Gold Hill Mining District, Nevada. Unissued certificate no. 551, 187-, San Francisco. Share cost $100 each. Printed by Crocker & Co., San Francisco. Black on beige paper. Franklin Collection. Gold Hill Nevada

Lot: 3155 - GREEN GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163623]

Green Gold and Silver Mining Co. Gold Hill District, Storey County, Nevada Territory - Dated March 23, 1863, certificate #32 for 5 shares made out to John W. Welling. Incorporated March 4, 1863, and capitalized at $600,000; 2400 shares at $250 per share. The dateline is San Francisco. Signatures of President Samuel Cassin and Secretary, Jno. J. Mills are below. Two vignettes, one of an Indian at left and a woman at center. Printed black on cream by Bushwell & Co. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3156 - GUT OF THE COMSTOCK COLLECTION, VIRGINIA CITY [173818]

Lot (x3) of Comstock mining stock. All of these certificates come from the 'gut' of the Comstock, from Virginia City to Silver City. Includes: 1) Bullion Mining Company, Rare pre-1900 stock for this mine. Inc. 1874. "Gold Hill Dist." printed above title. No. 33821, issued for 200 shares in 1895. Signed by president Thomas Cole and secretary William Bowers. Not cancelled. Black border and print.

Lot: 3157 - JUSTICE MINING COMPANY 1881 [163688]

Justice Mining Company Stock Certificate, Gold Hill, Storey County, NV Certificate No. No. 18791 dated Nov. 8, 1881, for 50 shares belonging to R. E. Kelly Tr. (Trustee). Signed by Secretary, R. E. Kelly and President, J.P. Cavallier. The mine was incorporated on November 15th, 1871, and capitalized at $10,500,000; 105,000 shares at $100 each. Printed by W.T. Galloway, San Francisco. Vignette of Justice sitting on a bullion box. Encased in Pass-Co holder, graded Very Fine. The Justice was one of the most important mines of Gold Hill producing over $3,000,000 in bullion by early 1878. The claim 2100 feet; 50 shares per foot. The claim is located between the Silver Hill and Keystone claims and just north of the Woodville. (p. 209-10 Pacific Coast Mining Review 1878-79). Pasco enclosure: Pass # STGC12953. Very Fine. Lot #752 from Holabird-Kagin Americana [x=#8211/] The Rush for Gold! America's Gold Rushes [x=#8211/] Summer 2008. Gold Hill Nevada 1881

Lot: 3158 - KEYSTONE & ARRINGTON CONS. MINING COMPANY 1864 [163664]

Keystone & Arrington Cons. Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Gold Hill, Nevada Territory Certificate No. 11, issued for 10 shares to Thos. F. Craft. Datelined: Justice Ledge, Gold Hill, N.T., April 20th, 1864. Signed by the president, Wm. Arrington, and the secretary, S.W. Chubbuck. Incorporated April 14, 1864, and capitalized at $900,000; 1800 shares at $500 per. Not cancelled. No vignette, but fancy border and logo. Also, the spots for certificate number and shares are meant to look like ingots. Printed by Gold Hill News Print. 25-cent IR adhesive revenue stamp, pen cancelled. Folds, nick in bottom right corner, otherwise excellent condition. From the 1864 Collins Directory: William Arrington is listed as a stockbroker in the Medan Building and not to be confused with N.O. Arrington, territorial banker. S. W. Chubbuck was secretary for numerous mining companies and later ran the Post Office store in Gold Hill. T. F. Craft is listed as bookkeeper for Flagg & Co. The Keystone Mining Company is listed as having 1200 ft. in the Gold Hill District with Geo. Turney as secretary. The Arrington Company is listed with J.F. Linthicum as secretary and an office in Gold Hill. The Keystone joins the Justice on the northern boundary, just south of the New York in Gold Canyon, about a mile below Gold Hill (hence reference to the "Justice Ledge"). Slight defect in print where paper had creased in printing. Rare. Gold Hill Nevada 1864

Lot: 3159 - LAFAYETTE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK, UT TERRITORIAL 1860 [163584]

Lafayette Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock - Utah Territory, Incorporated August 18, 1860. Although listed in 'Nevada Territory' in 1860 this area was still part of the 'Utah Territory.' This may seem like there is an error in printing as very few 1860 corporations are known. But the Sacramento Daily Union lists the Lafayette of Utah Territory incorporated in September of 1860. Certificate N0.111 to Mrs. Emma C. Osmer on Feb. 6, I864, for 5 shares. Signed by Ingoldsby (frequent secretary to mining companies) and president, John (?). Dateline San Francisco February 6, 1864. Endorsed on back. Capitalized at $330,000; 3300 shares at $100 each. Horse drawn ore cart vignette - unusual. Printed by Britton &Co. 25-cent Power of Att'y Revenue stamp. Not cancelled. Location: Gold Hill Mining Dist., Nevada Territory. Two small nicks upper right. Very fine! Gold Hill Nevada 1860

Lot: 3160 - LEVIATHAN MINING CO. STOCK 1873 [163669]

Leviathan Mining Co. Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, NV - Incorporated May 15, 1873. Cert# 222 issued to the Leviathan Mining Co. on June 8, 1875, for 5000 shares. Signed by Secretary H. Babcock and President L.T. Fox. NV - 8.75 x 4.50." Capitalized at $5,000,000; 100,000 shares at $50 per. 2000 feet. This mine was located May 19, 1863, on what was known as the East Ledge lying about 1000 feet in front and parallel to the main Comstock Lode, opposite the Crown Point and Belcher mines. The mine reached a depth of 750 feet by 1878. (p. 213 Pacific Coast Mining Review 1878-79). Eagle vignette at left and a mining scene with the words [x=#339/]All for our country[x=#8221/] top center. Gold Hill Nevada Gold Hill Nevada 1873

Lot: 3161 - LEVIATHAN MINING CO. STOCK 1874 [163670]

Leviathan Mining Company Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, NV - Incorporated January 8, 1874. Cert# 7691 issued to Jas. Coffin, Trustee on May 5, 1879, for 100 shares. Signed by Secretary F. E. Luty and President C W M Smith. Company was recapitalized (Original May 15, 1873) at $10,00,000; 100,000 shares at $100. 2000 feet. This mine was located May 19, 1863, on what was known as the East Ledge lying about 1000 feet in front and parallel to the main Comstock Lode, opposite the Crown Point and Belcher mines. The mine reached a depth of 750 feet by 1878. (p. 213 Pacific Coast Mining Review 1878-79). A mining boom with the Big Bonanza prompted many mining properties to seek financing and refinancing. Printers Britton & Rey, S.F., 9 x 4.25" Gold Hill Nevada Gold Hill Nevada 1874

Lot: 3162 - MIANTONOMAH GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY 1864 [163652]

Miantonomah Gold and Silver Mining Company [x=#8211/] Gold Hill District, Storey County, N. T. [x=#8211/] Certificate No. 27 for 5 shares dated Feb. 6, 1864, made out to L. Aldrich. Incorporated In Gold Hill on Jan. 11, 1864, and capitalized at $250,000; 2500 shares at $100 per. Signed by E.E. Phillips, President and H. C. Brooke, secretary. Vignette of an Indian on the left. Printed by Gol Hill News. Gold Hill Nevada 1864

Lot: 3163 - PACIFIC MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE W/ G.T. BROWN LITHO (3) 1875 [173169]

Rare Gold Hill mining stock from Storey County. Cert #139issued for 100 shares to I. Glazier & Company on August 16, 1875 in San Francisco. Signed by president John Skae and secretary J.W. Clark. Not cancelled. Litho by G.T. Brown & Company, noted African-American lithographer. Also included is a cert issued by Queen Mining Co. for twenty (20) shares at $100 per to William B. McLintock. Itis signed by McLintock, secretary and D McDonald, president and dated April 7, 1876. Lastly, issued by Atlantic Consolidated Mining Company to David Wilder Trustee, for 100 shares at $100 per. It is signed by Wilder as secretary and James Green, president and dated February 1879. Please see photos for more details. Gold Hill Nevada 1875

Lot: 3164 - PICTOU MINING COMPAN 1875 [163686]

Pictou Mining Company Stock - Gold Hill District, Storey Co., Nevada - This is rare Comstock mining company. They were incorporated in the right year as 1875 was the height of mining in this area. But this company didn't seem to reap the rewards of the era. Number 1240 issued January 30, 1875, for 100 shares to E. A. Richardson. Signed by H. H. Flagg president. Vignette is of miners with a horse drawn ore cart. For a stock that sold on the exchange in 1874, there is very little written about this mine. The claim is located between the South Overman and Justice mines, (T.D. Parkinson's Map of the Comstock, 1875). Assessments #7 and 8 on the reverse may testify to the fate of this company. Printed by Britton & Rey, S.F. Gold Hill Nevada 1875

Lot: 3165 - POTOMAC GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163659]

Potomac Gold & Silver Mining Co. Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, N.T. Issued to H. H. Flagg, for 25 shares datelined Gold Hill on March 26th, 1863. Signed by Joseph Laflower as president and A. Luskin as secretary. Flagg was an important Gold Hill banker who went broke and was helped by editor Alf Doten. Incorporated March 10, 1863, and capitalized at $200,000; 1000 shares at $200 per. Vignette of a mining scene by Loomis at top center, one of his usual wood cuts. Large eagle at left. Pink underprint. 5.5 x 10". Very thin paper and delicate. Left edge is a bit ragged. Small hole at top center. 25-cent bond adhesive revenue attached. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3166 - SAM PATCH GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY [163653]

Sam Patch Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock - Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, N. T. Certificate # 20 for 50 shares to Isaac Josephi datelined Virginia N.T., Jan. 18th, 1864. Signed by C.C. Chaffee, Secretary and President A. Rhodes. Incorporated December 1863 and capitalized at $200,000; 2000 shares at $100 per. Waterfall vignette (which would be more closely associated with Lake Tahoe). Agnew & Deffebach printer. Red underprint [x=#8216/]$200,000.' Not cancelled. 25-cent Power of Att'y Revenue Stamp. Otherwise very nice! The 1864 Nevada Directory lists the Sam Patch in the American Flat District. There was also a Sam Patch at Esmeralda and Lake Tahoe. Rhodes started a stage line in 1860 from Placerville to Carson. Rhodes Marsh is named for A. J. Rhodes. Rhodes incorporated the Western Nevada Railroad (to become the NCO) with the purpose of developing Rhodes Marsh. Bio on Josephi and Rhodes. Gold Hill Nevada 1864

Lot: 3167 - SAM PATCH GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK 1864 [162399]

Con-Virginia Mining Company - Virginia Mining District, Nevada Stock Certificate No. 9507 for 1000 shares made out to William Kendall dated, August 19, 1931. The Company was capitalized at $2,160,000; 2,160,000 shares at $1.00 each and incorporated in San Francisco on January 12th, 1921. Signatures include M. R. Lincoln., Secretary and William Kendall, President. "ZEB" WILLIAM KENDALL, FROM RAGGED MINER TO MILLIONAIRE [Interview: November 10. 1992 with his son] about 1920, he got interested in speculating in the Comstock Lode mining stocks and bought a heavy position in the company-the old big bonanza firm of the Con Virginia Mining Company [Consolidated Virginia]. Apparently, he got suckered into buying that stock, because after he achieved control of the company, he found out the rumor of rich ore down there that they had supposedly discovered was very insignificant. But he was stuck with the stock, and he stayed with the company for the rest of his life. He made himself president of the company, since he controlled it, and was president of the Con Virginia Mining Company from 1920 to his death in 1954. Green print on white. Cancelled. On reverse Assessment 12 paid June 16, 1932; also two red 20-cent stock transfer stamps. Pass-co # STGD17526. Gold Hill Nevada 1864

Lot: 3168 - SEGREGATED ROCK ISLAND MINING CO. 1875 [163680]

Segregated Rock Island Mining Company “ Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, NV “ Certificate # 906 for 100 shares made out to H.H. Noble & Co. on Feb. 2nd, 1875. Located on Comstock Ledge. Incorporated on May 13, 1873, and capitalized at $6,000,000; 60,000 shares at $100 per. Signed by Secretary, William H. Watson and President, W. Q. Ivers. Gold Hill Nevada Gold Hill Nevada 1875

Lot: 3169 - SHERWOOD CONSOLIDATED MINING CO. 1880 [163684]

Sherwood Consolidated Mining Co. Stock Certificate - Gold Hill Mining District, Story County, Nevada “ Incorporated in September 1878 and capitalized at $10,000,000; 100,000 shares at $100 per. Company offices were located in San Francisco. Certificate No. 296 for 100 shares to J. M. Smith, Trustee dated Nov. 30, 1880. Signed by W.S. Edwards as President and J. M. Buffington as Secretary. Decorative text and border. Signed on obverse by Smith. Rare. Gold Hill Nevada Gold Hill Nevada 1880

Lot: 3170 - TROJAN MINING CO. STOCK 1879 [163676]

Trojan Mining Company - Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, NV - Certificate # 10336 for 100 shares made out to E. R. Grant, Trustee datelined San Francisco July 1, 1879. Incorporated Feb. 19, 1875, and capitalized at $10,000,000; 100,000 shares at $100 per. Signed by secretary David Wilder and President, Munroe Turner. 1500 feet; Shares per foot, 66 2/3. The mine is located west of the Overman and south of the Belcher, (p. 251 Pacific Coast Mining Review 1878-79). Assessment on reverse. Printer: Crocker & Co., S.F. Gold Hill Nevada Gold Hill Nevada 1879

Lot: 3171 - VIRGINIA EXPRESS GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163662]

Virginia Express Gold & Silver Mining Co. Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, N.T. Certificate No. 41 for 10 shares to T. J. Gillet datelined Virginia on Nov. 13th, 1863. Incorporated on July 16th, 1863, and capitalized at $100,000; 1000 shares at $100 per. Signed by President, Heak A. Sawyer and Secretary, D. M. Desmond. Desmond was proprietor of Desmond's Exchange in Virginia City while Sawyer was an attorney in that city. Vignette of allegorical woman at left and men working in the mine, top center. Printer: Town and Bacon. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3172 - YELLOW JACKET GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY NO. 2, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163654]

Yellow Jacket Gold and Silver Mining Company No. 2 [x=#8211/] Gold Hill District, Storey Cty., N.T. - Certificate No. 5 for 10 shares of stock dated December 23, 1863, and made out to W.R. Scribner. Incorporated in San Francisco on June 20, 1863, and capitalized at $700,000; 1400 shares at $500 per. Signed by president, R. D. Ogden and secretary, Charles C. Jacks. Vignette of eagle and shield at center. Green imprint of [x=#8220/]500[x=#8221/] four times on reverse similar to currency design. Printed by B. F. Butler, S.F. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3173 - YELLOW JACKET SILVER MINING COMPANY, SIGNED BY WM. SHARON [163666]

The Yellow Jacket Silver Mining Company [x=#8211/] Gold Hill Mining District, Nevada Territory - signed by William Sharon. Very clean Yellow Jacket certificate issued to William Sharon and signed by him on the back, the important Comstock banker for the Bank of California. Also on the reverse is J. (James) A. (Alpheus) Ralston's signature (Not to be confused with Ralston's other brother, James Andrew Ralston), the brother of William Ralston, President of the Bank of California. The company was incorporated February 17th, 1863, and capitalized at $1,200,000; 1200 shares at $1000 per. Issued in 1865 for one share to William Sharon signed by John B (illegible)sitor as president and William Watson as secretary. Cancelled by two thin lines drawn through the two signatures at the bottom. "Incorporated under the Laws of Nevada Territory", a brown 25-cent Power of Attorney stamp at left. This very fine certificate is in unusually fine condition and is an important autograph piece for western mine financier collectors. Purchasing shares in Comstock was a routine activity for Sharon, who learned quickly that this was a method from which he could gain important information about the mines and the financial health of the mining business. The Bank of California later took mine and mill stock as collateral on loans, which upon foreclosure was added into the Union Mill & Mining Company. They would then control where ore was milled to a great financial advantage. Gold Hill Nevada

Lot: 3174 - YELLOW JACKET SILVER MINING COMPANY, SIGNED BY WM. SHARON 1863 [163614]

The Yellow Jacket Silver Mining Company [x=#8211/] Gold Hill, N.T. Early certificate No.1343 issued to William Sharon for one share and signed by him on the back Sharon was the important banker for the Bank of California who had just arrived to set up a branch bank. Datelined Gold Hill, NV March 23, 1863, signed by secretary and president (both illegible). The mine, One of the great producers on the Comstock lode lies just North of the Kentuck, which separates it from the Crown Point and south of the Challenge which lies between it and the Imperial consolidated. Incorporated February 17, 1863, and capitalized at $1,200,000; 1200 shares at $1000 per. A 25-cent Power of Attorney stamp at left. Purchasing shares in Comstock was a routine activity for Sharon, who learned quickly that this was a method from which he could gain important information about the mines and the financial health of the mining business. The Bank of California later took mine stock as collateral on loans and owned or controlled most of the mining and milling on the Comstock years later. This very fine certificate is in unusually fine condition and is an important autograph piece for western mine financier collectors. Gold Hill Nevada 1863

Lot: 3175 - SOUTH OVERMAN MINING CO., 1868, STOCK [173446]

The South Overman Mining Company, incorporated Mar 19, 1864; located in the Gold Hill mining district, Nevada Territory. Certificate no. 111 issued to Wilson Dunlap for 5 shares on Apr 15, 1868. Signed by S. W. Chubbuck as president and N. S. Phila(?) as secretary. Signed by W. Dunlap and H.H. Hagg in the back, not cancelled. Center top vignette of an eagle, with the slogan " E Pluribus Unum", a 20 and a 5 cent IR adhesive stamp attached on the left bottom. Territorial printed by Gold Hill News Print. This mining company was incorporated pre-Nevada statehood, and located on the Comstock Ledge, one of the first mining companies to work the lode in 1860. Mining operations were difficult due to many floods in the coming decades, the Overman Shaft was used to reach the lowest depths of the Comstock lode and which turned into a open pit mine in 1940s. Franklin Collection. Gold Hill District, Storey County Nevada

Lot: 3176 - SOUTH OVERMAN MC, COMSTOCK LEDGE 1864/68 [173849]

Gold Hill District, Storey County, N.T. (printed upper left). Inc. March 19, 1864. This stock has a territorial dateline (Gold Hill, N.T.) but wasn't issued until post-statehood in 1868. No. 94, issued for 10 shares to Wilson Dunlap. Dunlap was known as the "absconding stock-broker of Gold Hill." Signed by the president N.S. Phila and secretary S.W. Chubbuck. Not cancelled. Eagle and allegorical vignette. Printed by Gold Hill News Print. 20 and 5 cent IR adhesive stamps attached on the left with large stain (possibly from the glue?). What is special about this certificate is that it also has a red 25 cent Nevada adhesive revenue stamp which are not common! Please inspect photo for condition. The poor quality around the stamps looked like its was caused by the glue. The South Overman proudly announces on their stock certificate that the mine was located on September 20, 1959 and incorporated on March 19, 1864. Yet the first I can find any information on them is April 22, 1868 - about the time of this stock certificate. On April 22, 1868, the South Overman Miming Company stock was asking to $5.00 a share on the San Francisco Exchange. For the next month that number varied from $5.00 to $7.50. Additional information on the mine and mining district is included. Also Nevada historical backgrounds on the names on the certificate are included. Gold Hill, Storey Co. Nevada 1864/68 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3177 - GOLDFIELD MINING STOCKS, 3 BETTER GROUPS, 60 [178954]

3 better Goldfield mining stocks, about 60 total. Unissued-General Washington Dev., Goldfield Somerset Mining. Issued-Goldfield Cons. Mines. Goldfield Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3178 - GOLDFIELD MINING STOCKS, 8 DIFFERENT [179185]

Issued-1910 C O D Leasing, 1900's Goldfield Somerset, 1916, 1929 and 1913 Goldfield Cons., 1906 Palace Goldfield. Unissued-General Washington Dev., Jumbo Extension. Goldfield Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3179 - HUMBOLDT COUNTY MINING STOCKS, 4 [173288]

4 different Humboldt county, NV mining stocks. Unissued-Chico Gold and Silver Mining with above ground mining vignette. Hardin District. Issued-1864 moonlight Gold and Silver Mining, Indian District, N T, 2 brown revenue stamps, moon face vignette. Issued 1864 Eclipse Tunnel, N T, tunnel and dog vignettes, brown revenue stamp. 1928 Humboldt County warrant. Humboldt County Nevada

Lot: 3180 - FLORA GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163724]

Flora Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate - Washington Mining District, Lyon Co., N.T. (printed at upper right). Inc. on July 21, 1863. No. 171, issued for 10 shares to JW Park on Oct. 24th, 1863 in Dayton, Lyon Co., N.T. Signed by secretary A. Lavichelier and president D.S. Brittin. Not cancelled. 25-cent (1-5 and 1-20 cent) revenue stamps attached on the left. Black border and print, eagle, and flag vignette. No printer listed. Capitalized at $260,000; 2600 shares at $100 each. Folds, creases, and stains. 5 x 10" Listed in 1864 Collins with A.W. Russell as secretary. Claim is the Flora Ledge. District located along the canyon of the East Walker River in the southeastern corner of Lyon County, extending from the vicinity of Wichman Canyon on the north to the Mineral County line on the east and the south. Most of the district is in Lyon County. [Mining Districts of Nevada by Tingley] Lyon Co. Nevada 1863

Lot: 3181 - FLORA GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163725]

Flora Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate - Washington Mining District, Lyon Co., N.T. (printed at upper right). Inc. on July 21, 1863. No. 247, issued for 10 shares to John Vignot on March 21st, 1864, in Dayton, Lyon Co., N.T. Signed by secretary, A.W. Russell and president, D.S. Brittin. Not cancelled. A 25-cent revenue stamps attached on the left. Black border and print, eagle, and flag vignette. No printer listed. Capitalized at $260,000; 2600 shares at $100 each. Folds, creases, and stains. 5 x 10" Listed in 1864 Collins with A.W. Russell as secretary. Claim is the Flora Ledge. District located along the canyon of the East Walker River in the southeastern corner of Lyon County, extending from the vicinity of Wichman Canyon on the north to the Mineral County line on the east and the south. Most of the district is in Lyon County. [Mining Districts of Nevada by Tingley]. John Vignot was an early active mining investor. On July 8, 1861, he bought 500 feet along with Dick Sides. This was merged into the Big Bonanza properties a decade later. Lyon Co. Nevada 1863

Lot: 3182 - E. NV MC STOCK, 1869-1879. JOHN PAXTON [173440]

3x Eastern Nevada mining company stock. 1. Gila Silver Mining Company stock certificate No. 10686, incorporated January 23, 1875 in California. Issued to Atkinson Doud & Company for 3 shares ($100 per share) in San Francisco. Location: Reveille Mining District, Nye County, Nevada (printed under title). Signed by the Vincent Neales (president) and William Parrish (secretary). Uncanceled. Black

Lot: 3183 - GILA SILVER MC STOCK, NYE COUNTY, 1877 [173318]

Gila Silver Mining Company stock certificate No. 8560, incorporated January 23, 1875 in California. Issued to W.W. Parrish for 10 shares ($100 per share) in San Francisco on November 1, 1877. Location: Reveille Mining District, Nye County, Nevada (printed under title). Signed by the president (illegible) and Hugh Elias (secretary). Uncanceled. Black border and print. Vignette of mine hoist (left). 5x9.25". Pinholes, folds. Left border trimmed tight. The Reveille district is 35 miles from Tybo. In Thompson and West's 1881 "History of Nevada", the Gila is mentioned as the major mine in the Reveille District. It had a shaft of 460' and a tunnel 1000' long. The Gila was the major producer of this district. It ran from 1874 to 1891 and produced $530,000 of the $611,000 produced by the district. "The claim of this company, located above, embracing several locations, aggregating 100,000 feet, has been but partially prospected, but that little brought to light large bodies of milling ore, which return average assays of $100. Assays have been made high as $600. The mine is in a prosperous condition and work is pushed rapidly." (Annual Mining Review and Stock Ledger, 1876, p. 48). Franklin Collection. Nye County Nevada

Lot: 3184 - STONY POINT TUNNEL G&S MINING CO., 1864, STOCK [173319]

Stony Point Tunnel Gold and Silver Mining Company, incorporated Feb 23, 1864 in San Francisco; located in Lander County, Nevada. Certificate no. 21 issued to Silas Fuller for 20 shares at $200 each on Jun 22, 1864 in San Francisco. Signed by the president, Meyles D Turing(?) and secretary John Hunt, Jr. . On the front left, it lists ledges (Stony Point, Friendship, Rebecca and Rising Star Ledge), partially obscured by the revenue stamp. Very ornate border and patriotic vignette of an eagle with the motto "E Pluribus Unum". This is a rare! Reese River District territorial stock, the oldest mining district in Eastern Nevada, organized in 1862, not listed in the filer index. Franklin Collection. Reese River District, Lander County Nevada

Lot: 3185 - MOUNT BULLION NO. 2 CONSOLIDATED GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163713]

Mount Bullion No. 2 Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining [x=#8211/] Reese River Mining District, Lander County, N.T. Certificate #76 for 25 shares to E. lsagnon datelined Carson City, N.T. July 25th, 1863. (RARE Dateline!) Signed by Secretary ST Armstrong and president A Hoffer(?). Incorporated April 24, 1863. Location Reese River Mining District, Lander County, Nevada Territory. Underprint "Capital Stock, $960,000"; 9600 shares at $100 per. Rare partial Imperforate 25-cent [x=#8220/]Certificate[x=#8221/] Revenue stamp affixed. Not cancelled. Small hole at intersection of vertical and horizontal folds. Small edge issues on top. Mount Bullion #2 and Mount Bullion were incorporated at the same time. Trustees for the #2 include Geo. W Wilson, WL Baird, C Crippen, A Hopper, and RH Wagoner. Beehive vignette (typical of Utah) and an allegorical woman. Reese River Mining District, Lander Co Nevada 1863

Lot: 3186 - GOODMAN GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY [163701]

Goodman Gold & Silver Mining - Devil's gate Mining District, Nevada Stock Certificate [x=#8211/] No. 218 dated Jan 25, 1889, for 300 shares to John H. Mills. Incorporated December 1873 and capitalized at $6,000,000; 60,000 shares at $100 per. Signed by Secretary J.S. Orendorfff and President S. M. Langford. The claim is listed on the T. D. Parkinson 1875 map and index to the Comstock Mines as two contiguous 1500-foot claims located south of the Pictou claim and lies across the Storey and Lyon County border. Vignette of miners in mine one swinging a pickaxe in the foreground and another prying a rock in the background located in the upper right corner and a second on the left of a miner with shovel and pick over a shoulder and carrying a rifle in the other hand. Black border. Printed by Lith. Crocker & Co., S.F. John H. Mills was an insurance agent in Gold Hill. Silver City Nevada 1889

Lot: 3187 - ALABAMA & HUMBOLDT CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY 1872 [163722]

Alabama & Humboldt Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate - Silver Star Mining District, Storey County, Nevada Rare location! - Certificate in #10 for 50 shares to Milton Mygatt signed by C Jones president and Wm H. Watson secretary. Incorporated May 16, 1872, and capitalized at $2,800,000; 28,000 shares at $100 per. Small vignette of a dog guarding a safe. 25-cent brown certificate stamp attached. William Watson was living in Virginia City as early as 1865 working for Wells Fargo. He would later move to Silver City where he ran a hotel. Milton Mygatt was the secretary of the Alabama Mine in 1864 and was working on the second floor of the Wells Fargo building. Silver Star MD, Storey Co. Nevada 1872

Lot: 3188 - SHOSHONE SMC STOCK, SIMPSON'S PARK MD 1863 [173846]

Number 467 for 25 shares to Henry Carlton Jr. Datelined San Francisco 1863. Signed by secretary MJ Newmark and president George Clifford. Incorporated March 3, 1863. Located in Simpson's Park Mining District, Lander County, Nevada Territory. Not cancelled. Vignette of prospectors high in the mountains. Lith. Britton & Co. Henry Carlson Jr. signs on reverse. Light discoloration. No corner or edge issues. The Shoshone had a small mine in Simpson's Park district east of Austin. But they bought other mines including the Great Eastern in the Reese River district south of Austin. The Reese River Reveille notes that this is the first incorporation of a Reese River mine in San Francisco. The Reveille also wrote, " The Great Eastern may properly be regarded as the most thorough mining enterprise in the Reese River District and its vein ranked among the riches in the section." Carlton would become the president of the Shoshone and Great Eastern in 1867. Historical notes on Carlton, Newmark, Lander City and Simpson's Park Mining district. Almost two pages of notes on the mining company. Simpson's Park, Lander Co. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3189 - AMERICAN BASIN G&S STOCK - SIGNED BY SCHNEIDER THE COMSTOCK'S FIRST DRUGGIST [144146]

This mine was located very early on June 12, 1861. Incorporated March 11, 1863 and datelined Virginia, N. T. 1863. 920 for 10 shares to SC Hayden. Signed by AM Briggs and president FJ Schneider. 25c Power of Att'y revenue stamp. Not cancelled. Eagle vignette. also portrait of unknown man. Britton & Co printer. On dog ear and one pin hole. Very nice cert. In October of 1862 the San Francisco Call reported that the American Basin mine of Star District in Humboldt County had sent a small quantity of silver ore for assay. 100 pounds of ore yielded a silver brick weighing 15.10 ounces, .986 fine worth $19.25. Other nicer specimens have been received from nearby ledges. The ledges are named the Sheba, Ben Franklin, Alamo, Homer, Yellow Jacket and Honey Bee. (Which are also printed on the stock certificate.) The article states that this area is destined to rival the silver field in the vicinity of Virginia City. Schneider was the first druggist on the Comstock (short biography). Starr City, Pershing. Nevada 1863

Lot: 3190 - LION G&S MC STOCK, SUBJECT OF MARK TWAIN ARTICLE 1863 [173848]

This stock certificate has certainly seen better days. But its connection to Mark Twain and Adolph Sutro make it most intriguing. Number 73 for 10 shares to Mrs. A. E. Irwin. A rare issue to a female. She actually ran her own business (ladies and children's clothing) in Virginia City. She lost her business in a fire suspiciously set by a tenant and employee! Datelined: Carson City, 1863. Signed by secretary P. W. Van Winkle and president Joel Bell. Incorporated Feb'y 2nd, 1863. Sunset vignette. Towne & Bacon printer. Location: Ball's Lode in the Brown & Murphy District, Lyon County, N. T. The principal offices of the companies are in Carson City. Fair condition: large hole below "Lion." Bottom has major rips and tears. The Lion seems to be located just above the Sutro Tunnel. Mark Twain, in an article in the Territorial Enterprise, gives us most of what we know about the Lion mine and the Brown & Murphy district. Background notes on Irwin, Ball and Van Winkle. Also a reprint of the Twain article. Sutro, Lyon Co. Nevada 1863 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3191 - MACNAMARA MINING & MILLING STOCK CERTIFICATES (50+) [178513]

Located in the Tonopah district, main offices in Oakland California. Fifty plus issued certificates all signed by J. G. Joseph, president although J. A. Bunting was listed as president in Oakland. Tonopah Nevada 1914 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3192 - MANHATTAN HIGGINS MINING STOCK CERTIFICATES (23) [178512]

Twenty-three unissued certificates of the Manhattan Higgins Mining Company. The mine was in the Manhattan district 45 miles from Tonopah. All gold seals are stamped. John J. Griffith was resident agent. Tonopah Nevada 1906 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3193 - TONOPAH DIVIDE MINING STOCKS IN BULK, 100+ [178956]

100 or more unissued Tonopah Divide stocks. Cumberland Divide Mining, Belleview Divide Mine. Tonopah Divide Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3194 - GOLDFIELD & TONOPAH MINING STOCK COLLECTION, 14 [178958]

14 issued and unissued Tonopah and Goldfield mining stocks. Of note is the clean FM "Borax" signature on the 1918 West End Cons stock. Also Goldfield Cons, Belleview Divide, Alto Divide, Cumberland Divide, General Washington Dev, Goldfield Somerset Mining, Goldfield Cons Mining-fair condition, Jumbo Extension Mining,Palace Goldfield Mining, West End Ext-poor condition, West End Cons, Bellehelen Mo We Na Mining. Tonopah/Goldfield Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3195 - TONOPAH AREA MINING STOCK COLLECTION, 30 [175067]

30 c. 1906-53 mining stock from the Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog area. Mix of issued and u/i. Tonopah Ext, Goldfields Con, Mizpah Ext, Gold Reef Con, Goldfield Con, Jumbo Copper Mountain, Tonopah Divide, Goldfield Deep Mines, General Washington Dev, West End Cons etc. See photo. Tonopah/Goldfield/Bullfrog Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3196 - TUSCARORA MC STOCK, ELKO CO, RARE [173592]

Collection of mining stock from Tuscarora District, Elko County, Nevada: 1) Belle Isle Mining Company stock certificate, No. 2459, issued to E.R. Grant for 100 shares September 26, 1879. Signed by G. Browne as president and J.E. Dixon as secretary (these are the same two corporate officers as the Independence Mining Company of Tuscarora). Location: Tuscarora District, Elko County, Nevada (printed

Lot: 3197 - MOONLIGHT G&S MC STOCK, INDIAN MINING DISTRICT 1864 [173850]

Number 86, issued for 10 shares to Miller & Kingsley. Signed by president W. Belcher and secretary Lawrence Owen. Dateline San Francisco, Sept. 2, 1864. Incorporated on March 1863. Not cancelled. Unusual small vignette of smiling moon and much smaller vignette of an elf at the bottom. Printed by Franklin Office, 415 Washington St. 20 and 5 cent IR adhesive revenue stamps attached on the left side, pen cancelled. Folds, pinhole, toning. The Daily Alta California of April 25, 1862 describes the Indian district thusly, "The Indian district lies seven miles south of Buena Vista. There are not over twenty miners here, but as the district contains many fine ledges, it will no doubt fill up as the season advances. The Enterprise, Moonlight and Delhi are amongst the ledges that serve to redeem the district from obscurity, and furnish the miners a subject for praise." The Daily Alta California reported that the Moonlight is one of the best leads in Unionville. Additional information on the mine and mining district is included. Also Nevada historical backgrounds on the names on the certificate are included. Unionville, Humboldt Co. Nevada 1864 Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3198 - BALD EAGLE GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163645]

Bald Eagle Gold & Silver Mining Company [x=#8211/] Ophir Hill, Virginia City, N.T. - Stock Certificate No. 17 for 25 shares made out to L. Lewis dated March 23rd, 1863. The Company was capitalized at $440,000; 2200 shares at $200 each. Signed by D. Lachman, President, and James D. Meagher, Secretary. Signed red-brown, twenty-five cent, Bond Revenue stamp on right upper corner. Two vignettes: on left mining tunnel and cars loading ore and center top allegorical eagle. Printed by Town & Bacon. Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3199 - BATON ROUGE GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL [163639]

Baton Rouge G & S Mining Co. Stock (91915) - Rare 1862 Comstock certificate # 50 for 6 shares to Dubois & Company datelined Virginia City, N.T. on May 20th, 1862. Signed by Sutton and president M. Power. Not cancelled. "1400 shares at one foot each." Blue on ping, Pink underprint, [x=#8216/]Baton Rouge G & S Co.' HS Crocker & Co. printer. "Location, Virginia District N. T., Baton Rouge Ledge." Cut slightly short on left. Vertical folds. Very nice-looking cert. There is an advertisement in the May 19, 1863 Daily Alta California where Jerome Rice & Co. is auctioning off 100 shares of Baton Rouge Gold and Silver. Virginia City Nevada 1862

Lot: 3200 - BURNSIDE SILVER MINING COMPANY 1864 [163636]

Burnside Silver Mining Company, Storey County, Virginia Mining District, Nevada Territory. Cert #1041 issued to J. F. Meinke for 12 shares on May 6, 1864. Signed by Edward L. Lovell (Secretary) and J. D. Mathewson (President). Incorporated in San Francisco on August 28th, 1862, and capitalized at $280,000; 2,800 shares at$100 per. Its claim was located on the western slope of Mount Davidson. In the first week of February 1863, the [x=#8220/]Resident Correspondent[x=#8221/] of the San Francisco Alta California credited the Burnside company with [x=#8220/]doing wonders in developing their lead[x=#8221/] and reported [x=#8220/]quite an excitement .†.†. created by parties trying to buy up shares[x=#8221/] (Quartz 1863 [bib10342], 1; Quartz 1863 [bib10343], 1). The price of the stock on the San Francisco market fluctuated during the next few months, reaching $69.50 a share in early May, but plunging to $19.00 a month later ([x=#8220/]Mining and Other Corporations Formed in 1862,[x=#8221/] Sacramento Union, 1 Jan 63, 1; San Francisco Evening Bulletin: [x=#8220/]San Francisco Mining Companies,[x=#8221/] 6 Jan 63, 3; [x=#8220/]San Francisco Stock and Exchange Board,[x=#8221/] Feb[x=#8211/]June 63). The following December the Virginia City Evening Bulletin charged that the local editors of the Virginia City Union and Territorial Enterprise [x=#8220/]were [x=#8216/]sold' by the owners of a [x=#8216/]salted' claim[x=#8212/]the Burnside[x=#8212/]less than a year ago[x=#8221/] ([x=#8220/]The Lady Bryan Claim,[x=#8221/] 26 Dec 63, 2). The mine was mentioned in an early letter that Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) wrote to his mother and sister in February of 1863 while at the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise paper. Reference: Mark Twain's Letters, 1853-1866. This mine was likely named after General Burnside. Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 - September 13, 1881) who was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee, but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. Not cancelled. Mallory S. C. version of Excelsior (young man climbing mountain) vignette on left. Center vignette of flags, bayonets and drum surrounding "INCORPORATED". Cannon on bottom. Fancy border. One fold. Printer is Towne & Bacon, Printers. 10" x 5 1/2" Good condition. Virginia City Nevada 1864

Lot: 3201 - CABINET MINING CO. 1875 [163591]

Cabinet Mining Co.- Virginia Mining District, Storey County, Nevada (printed at top center). Inc. April 1875. No. 479, issued for 50 shares to J.L. Trench on April 26th, 1877 in San Francisco. Signed by President, A. Badlam and secretary, J.F. Stirling. Not cancelled. Simple design with black border and print. Stock Report Print. 4 x 9.25" Balch, 1882, says that this mine is in the Gold Hill District. No developments noted (pg. 1179-1180). Not Listed in Parkison's Comstock Claims and map 1876. Virginia City Nevada Virginia City Nevada 1875

Lot: 3202 - CEDAR HILL TUNNEL & MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1860 [163615]

Cedar Hill Tunnel & Mining Company Certificate, Nevada Territory dated March 25, 1861 - Issued in San Francisco. 5 Shares, #61 made out to G. Frank Smith. Incorporated Dec. 29th, 1860; capitalized at $1,000,000; 10,000 shares at $100 per. Signed by President, XXXX, Treasurer, J. A. Morison and Secretary, C. L. Farrington. Black border printed by B. F. Butlers Lith., San Francisco. Issued and ink cancelled. Seated allegorical woman in middle and standing one on left with shield with capitalization on it. Predecessor tunnel project to the Sutro Tunnel project, but it was started and never finished. Started in 1862 the Cedar Hill Tunnel and Mining Company undertook a tunnel project that tunneled about 2,000 feet into the mountain when the project was given up. The tunnel passed into the hands of the Sierra Nevada Company. C. L. Farrington was one of the founders of Harris & Marchand Assay Office in Sacramento and later Marysville. He later founded Alta Express Co. (Ref. [x=#8220/]Anatomy of a Western Cover [x=#8211/] Expresses and Assayers[x=#8221/] by Paul Franklin in Western Express Research Journal Vol.61 No.2 June 2011). One of the earliest Nevada Territorial stock certifcates. Virginia City Nevada 1860

Lot: 3203 - CEDAR HILL TUNNEL & MINING STOCK [173285]

Although issued from San Francisco in 1862, this company was incorporated in early Utah Territory on December 29, 1860. Issued to the treasurer John Shirley. Signed by Shirley. Two vignettes of allegorical women (one semi nude). BF Butler lithographer. Not cancelled. 25c Insurance Revenue stamp on reverse when Shirley transferred stock to Henry Harris. Not identified as the Comstock, Cedar Hill in the placer / quartz mining area at the northern outskirts of the town of VIrginia City. On February 7, 1861 (one week after incorporation) the Daily Alta California took special note of this company. It proposed to dig a tunnel 2,000 feet into the mountain which would arrive some 1,600 feet below the surface of the mines. That would allow for drainage and open up a great number of new leads. The tunnel is to be seven feet high and five feet in width. Hugh Shamberger in his work "The story of the water supply for the Comstock" notes that the tunnel was built to 2,000 feet, but with no indication of any success it was abandoned. In 1876 the Phil Sheridan Mining Company bought out the Cedar Hill Tunnel Company. Light edge toning. Virginia City Nevada

Lot: 3204 - CROTON GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY 1865 [163598]

Croton Gold & Silver Mining Co. - Virginia City, NV - Storey County - May 24, 1865 - Stock Certificate - Measures 10 1/4 x 6 3/4". Incorporated in New York and capitalized at $600,000; 6,000 shares at $100 per. Virginia District. Certificate No. 4 made out to Octavius Knight for Twenty-Five Shares. Signed by Moore as secretary, and Pattee as president. Vignette of four working miners loading an ore bucket. Red Brown twenty-five cent Washington Internal Revenue [x=#8220/]Power of Attorney[x=#8221/] stamp. Manuscript cancelled. Black border and print. Printed by J. O. Seymour & Co., 9 & 11 Nassau St. N.Y. Stains on the edges and center, otherwise good condition. Virginia City Nevada 1865

Lot: 3205 - ENTERPRISE GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163622]

Enterprise Gold & Silver Mining Co. Virginia, Nevada Territory, September 5th, 1863. Rare Comstock Lode stock certificate #59 for 10 shares made out to James Cartwright with patriotic (Civil War period) vignette of a bearded man waving his hat & holding a flag. Black on white printing, with a pink 25-cent protest internal revenue stamp on front. States at top that mines were located at the "Wild Dutchman Ledge" located in the "Virginia City Mining District[x=#8221/] incorporated July 13th, 1863. Capitalized at $540,000; issued 1800 shares of stock at $300.00 each. Signed by XXXXX Secretary and XXX Whitney, President. Measures approximately 9" x 4". Condition: Very good-fine, top left corner is nipped with tiny paper loss, also has a smell tear at bottom left corner with paper loss, some discoloration. Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3206 - FULTON G&S MC STOCK SIGNED BY MILLER-SURVIVED 2 FIRES IN 1 YEAR 1864 [164770]

Rare. Virginia Mining District (printed to the left of vignette). Incorporated in May of 1863. #71, issued for 25 shares to P. F. W. Black on Feb. 2, 1864 in Virginia [City]. Signed by president F. J. Miller and secretary C. A. Shaney. Not cancelled. Black border (trimmed tight), black print and three vignettes: circular mine hoisting scene by LOOMIS (center), arm with hammer (bottom center), and woman sitting in a chair by LOOMIS (left border). Towne & Bacon Printers. Pinholes, fold creases, bottom right corner missing. Found no information on this mine in Nevada reference books, the Internet or the Nevada Historical Society. Miller is listed as a cabinet maker with Wolf & Co. on the Comstock. He was a survivor of two major fires at his work in just over one year. Shaney is listed as a tailor and a secretary for mining companies. Shaney arrived in August of 1863 by wagon train. He was a longtime resident and tailor of Virginia City. Read the research on Shaney, Miller & Loomis. Virginia City Nevada Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Stock Collection

Lot: 3207 - GOULD & CURRY SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163634]

Gould & Curry Silver Mining Co. Virginia City, N.T. Incorporated in 1860. Cert #1048 issued to Platt K. Dickinson for 4 shares 0n May 30th, 1863. Signed by John A. Earl president and Jas. C. L. Wadsworth secretary. Vignette of Mt. Davidson at center. Adhesive revenue on front. Cancelled. Black border on white paper. 6 x 9." Trimmed tight at left end. Wadsworth came to California in 1847 from New York. He was an alcalde in Stockton in 1849, and a resident of San Francisco after that. (Alcalde is a Spanish term for a Sheriff or Justice of the Peace. It was an office with slightly different duties than today. Alcaldes were one of the important law enforcement officers of the period.) Bancroft said he was a "well known mining man." He is listed in "mining" in later S.F. directories, residing at the Grand Hotel. John O. Earl was handpicked by Hearst and Tevis to run the company, which he did from his San Francisco office. He was responsible for the huge assessments that were levied in 1862 that brought in the money necessary for the exploration that found the bonanza ore body. He was later a director of the San Francisco and Colorado River Railway Co., which had been formed to purchase the Central Pacific RR, but the Stanford gang would have northing of it. Smith lists Earl right behind Hearst as one of the Comstock millionaires who gained his fortune from the G&C. He listed himself as a "capitalist" in 1875, and in "mining" in 1881. Curiously, he is not in each annual S.F. directory. Little else has been written on Earl, who seems to have retired from the presidency of the G&C after the big bonanza was hit and lived a life of relative ease. When this certificate was issued, it was bought at the top of the market, costing Dickinson nearly $6000 for his four shares. This and two other pieces are the only surviving certificates from this famous mine with Earl's signature. [Ref: Smith, Lord, King, Langley's S.F. Directories; Bancroft]. The Gould & Curry is located between the Savage and Best & Belcher mines in the central part of the Comstock lode. It was located in early 1859 as one of the first claims. It is named after Abram Curry, one of the first settlers into Carson City, and Alva Gould. Both men sold out their interest in the claim for an aggregate sum of less than $10,000. They were one of the first major mining companies to build their own mill, two in 1861 and one in 1863. The stock rose to $6300 per foot in June 1863, or about $1600 per share, after Comstock mine production went from $6 million in 1862 to $12 million in 1863. Among the original incorporators were George Hearst, Lloyd Tevis, John Earl, Alpheus Bull, Thos. Bell, A. Head, B.F. Sherwood, and Wm. Blanding. William Chapman Ralston was appointed treasurer, and Charles Strong the mine superintendent. Strong had originally come to Virginia City. A small piece is missing from the vignette in the sky above. Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3208 - JULIA CONS. MINING STOCK [173286]

Issued 1877 Julia Cons. Mining stock. A key Comstock mine. Signed by secretary A Noel and president Thomas Cole datelined San Francisco 1877. Incorporated August 1875. Contemplative lady vignette. Britton, Rey & Co. printer. On August 16, 1877 The Julia Consolidate had a two column article in the Virginia Evening Chronicle. It seems the company spent $330,000 last year from assessments and wanted another $110,000 this year. The Chronicle has been for the last several days trying to determine what the daily cost is of running the mine. They believe labor cost is $156 a day. Add to that superintendent salary, wood, water, mules, powder, supplies etc. and the cost should only come out to $95,000 for the year. Several ex-employees say superintendent Thayer used Julia mine funds for outside expenses. In August of 1878 the Julia connected to the Sutro Tunnel. The Julia, Ward and Bullion were talking consolidation in 1880. There was a well loved prostitute in Virginia city named Julia Bulette. Any connection? Horizontal and vertical creases, 16 assessment hand stamps on verso, upper left dog ear. Virginia City Nevada

Lot: 3209 - JULIA CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY 1878 [163592]

Julia Consolidated Mining Company Stock Certificate: Virginia Mining District, Storey County, NV [x=#8211/] 1878 - Incorporated August 18, 1875, and capitalized at $11,000,000; 110,000 shares at $100 per. Certificate No. 20712 issued to Richardson Hill Co., Trustees, for 5 shares at $100 each on October 21, 1878. Signed by Thomas Cole as President and A. Noel as Secretary. Vignette of an allegorical woman deep in thought on the right, along with an ornate representation of the company's initials on the left. The Julia had 3000 feet located east of the Bullion and Chollar-Potosi. By Oct. 1878 (Ref. Pacific Coast Mining Review, p.209) shafts and exploration to a depth of 2000 feet had been accomplished with an expenditure of 6 assessments totaling $632,500 and no dividends. Eight assessments recorded on reverse. Hitting considerable water at these lower depths the Julia was one of the first mines to enter into a contract with Sutro Tunnel Co. Black print used on the border and text. An embossed seal is at the lower left. Uncancelled. Assessment nos. 10-17 from 1879-1882 stamped on reverse. Printer: Lith. Britton, Rey & Co., S.F. Datelined San Francisco. "Virginia Mining Dist. Storey Co. Nev" printed at center of top border. Two stars and a "5" to denote shares purchased are punched out of the certificate in the upper right. Several mild fold lines, otherwise very fine. Rare. Virginia City Nevada 1878

Lot: 3210 - KNICKERBOCKER MINING COMPANY 1876 [163624]

Knickerbocker Mining Company Stock Certificate. Virginia City. Storey County. Aug 22, 1876. Storey County. Incorporated 1871. Issued to W.W. Tobin in 1876. Signed by Cobb, President and J. W. Sayre, Secretary. Stamped on reverse with assessment stamps and signed four more times by Sayre. Litho G. T. Brown & Co of S.F. Uncancelled. Approx. 4.25" x 9.25". Black print on crËme paper. Vignette of colonial gentlemen reading in circle at bottom center. Embossed seal over vignette. Certificate No. 1769 for 41 shares. Creases and folds, otherwise fine. Very Rare. Virginia City Nevada 1876

Lot: 3211 - LADY FRANKLIN SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163618]

Lady Franklin Silver Mining Co. - Virginia District, N.T. - Certificate No. 37 for 5 shares of stock dated May 30, 1863, and made out to Josephine Rosecrans. Incorporated in San Francisco in May, 1863 and capitalized at $360,000; 1200 shares at $300 per. Signed by president, Benjamin E. Babcock (Scott & Babcock, S.F.) and secretary, xxxxx. Vignette of an Eagle, flag, shield and arrows at top center and another with a woman wrapped in a flag. Red overprint [x=#8220/]$360,000[x=#8221/]. Printed by Robbins & Co., 417 Clay St., S.F. Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3212 - MARLETTE GOLD & SILVER MINING, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163643]

Marlette Gold & Silver Mining Co. - Virginia Mining District, Storey County, Nevada Territory Stock Certificate No. 66 for 10 shares made out to J. S. Fried dated July 10th, 1863. The Company was capitalized at $220,000; 2200 shares at $100 each and incorporated in Virginia N.T. in April 1863. Signatures include J.G. Libbey, Secretary and S. (Seneca) H. (Hunt) Marlette, President. Marlette was

Lot: 3213 - MCCLELLAN GOLD MINE, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163640]

McClellan Gold Mine [x=#8211/] Virginia District, N.T. - Certificate #175 for 10 shares made out to E.W. Leonard on July 28, 1863. Incorporated on May 19, 1863, and capitalized at $250,000; 1,000 shares at $250 per. Signed by Secretary, Jabish Clements and President, Frank Miller. A 25-cent Internal Revenue stamp for [x=#8216/]Entry of Goods[x=#8221/]. Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3214 - MOUNT HOOD MINING COMPANY 1878 [163642]

Mount Hood Mining Company stock certificate [x=#8211/] Virginia Mining District, Storey County, NV - Issued on October 7th, 1878 at San Francisco to J W Tripp, Trustee for 100 shares at $100 each. Signed by J. W. Tripp on reverse. Signed by J. C. L. Wadsworth, President and O. C. Miller, Secretary. Incorporated July 29, 1876, and capitalized at $10,000,000; 100,000 shares at $100 per. Two assessments paid on reverse. Listed in Pacific Coast Mining Review 1878-79. Printed A. L. Bancroft, S.F. Virginia City Nevada 1878

Lot: 3215 - NEVADA SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163629]

Nevada Silver Mining Company Stock - One of the great Comstock, Nevada Territory Stock Certificates. Blue and Red on light pink background. #93 for five shares (numbers 974 1/2 to 979 1/2) to Samuel Wittgenstein. Dateline Virginia, NT July 13,1863. Not cancelled. Incorporated March 10, 1863. Signed by William A. M. Van Bokkelen and president M. (?). Mountain ledge quartz and placer mining vignette. Van Bokkelen's drinking establishment attracted the "better sort" of Virginia City residents, mine owners, merchants, and professional people. He located the place a mile or so outside the bustle of town, amidst the sagebrush and trees of Six Mile Canyon, below. HS Crocker printer. Location Mountain Ledge. Light pink underprint 'Nevada Mining Co. Rare partial imperforate (top & bottom) 25-cent Certificate Revenue Stamp. Excellent example of this quality certificate. Van Bokkelen was an often-used mining secretary in Virginia City. Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3216 - NORTH BONANZA MINING CO. 1878 [163597]

North Bonanza Mining Co. - Storey Cty., NV “ Cert. #1376 issued to Randolph MacIntosh & Co., Trustee on Nov. 20, 1878, for 100 shares. Signed by W.W. Stetson as Secretary and by Joseph Clark as President. Incorporated in San Francisco on Sept. 11, 1878, and capitalized at $10,000,000; 100,000 shares at $100 per. The North Bonanza lies to the east and covers the eastern 1,000 feet of the original Flowery Mine, located to the north and east of the Sierra Nevada [US Annual Mining Review, 1879, p. 225]. Uncancelled. Printed on white paper by W.T. Galloway, 540 Clay St., S.F. Virginia City Nevada Virginia City Nevada 1878

Lot: 3217 - NORTH GOULD & CURRY GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY 1881 [163596]

North Gould & Curry Gold and Silver Mining Company, Virginia Mining District. Virginia, NV - Storey County - August 26, 1881 - Incorporated in 1878. Cert. #364, issued to E.R. Grant, Trustee in 1881 for 100 shares. Signed by President B.F. Dahl and Secretary M.C. Southard. Etched vignette at left end of horse and wagon carrying ore to a mill in the mountains. Black border on pale yellow paper, with black printing. Uncancelled. Printer: Benj. Dore & Co. 4.25 x 9.75.[x=#8221/] Datelined San Francisco. The company was part of the Gould and Curry Mining Co. that was begun in the spring of 1859 by its founders Alva Gould and Abraham Curry. The initial claim was only about 900 feet and was located between the Best & Belcher and Savage mines on the Comstock. Its offices were located in Virginia City in what is today known as the Mackay Mansion. Between 1860 and 1881 the Gould & Curry produced $15.6 million dollars Virginia City Nevada 1881

Lot: 3218 - NORTH OPHIR MINING COMPANY 1864 [163721]

North Ophir Stock Certificate NV - Argentine district, Virginia City, Storey County - 1864 - Certificate No. 510 for 6 shares at $500 each, issued to O.H. Carpenter datelined Virginia City January 21, 1864. Signed by S. B. Turner, secretary and Edwin C. Rowe, president. Incorporated on March 6th, 1863, and capitalized at $800,000; 1600 shares at $500 per. The North Ophir is listed in Collins'

Lot: 3219 - ORLEANS FLAT SILVER MINING COMPANY 1864 [163616]

Orleans Flat Silver Mining Co. [x=#8211/] Virginia Mining District - Virginia, N. T. [x=#8211/] Certificate No. 20 for 10 shares dated May 21st, 1864, made out to W. H. Chandler. Incorporated April 16, 1864, and capitalized at $675,000; 1350 shares at $500 per. Signed by President, W. G. Alban and Secretary Wm. Samson. Vignette of Castle and knight with a sword in upper right. A 20 cent and a 5 cent Internal Revenue stamps Datelined Virginia, N. T. Printed by Britton & Co., S.F. Virginia City Nevada 1864

Lot: 3220 - PIONEER MINING COMPANY 1879 [163594]

Pioneer Mining Company Stock Certificate - Virginia Mining District, Storey County, Nevada - 1879 [x=#8211/] Re- incorporated under the laws of the State of California on Oct. 14th, 1878, and capitalized at $10,000,000; 100,000 shares at $100 per. Certificate # 6 issued to A.J. Bass, Trustee on Feb 28th, 1879, for 13,333 1/3 shares. Signed by W. H. Wallace as President and J.W. Pew as Secretary. The Pioneer claim (1200 x 1500 feet composed of the older Pioneer and Japan claims) lies 1000 feet NE of the Sierra Nevada Shaft and North of the Scorpion claim. (Ref. Pacific Coast Mining Review Oct. 1878, p.264). No Vignette. CrËme colored paper with a black ornate border and black print. "Location, Virginia District, Storey Co. Nev." lower center. Printer: Lith W.T. Galloway, 540 Clay St. S.F. This is an extra rare stock, due to the trustee purchasing such a large percentage of the mine for over $1,300,000, large fortune at the time. Virginia City Nevada 1879

Lot: 3221 - SAVAGE MINING COMPANY 1883 [163611]

The Savage Mining Company - Storey County [x=#8211/] Certificate # 37997 for 20 shares made out to E.B. Holmes, Trustee (and Secretary) datelined San Francisco March 5, 1883. Signed by president, H.M. Seorl ? Stock certificate is the early design with the incorporation date on Oct. 14, 1862. Red circular stamp [x=#8220/]Assessment No. 56 Paid.[x=#8221/] Britton & Co. printer. Vertical fold in middle. Certified by Pass-Co, Pass# STGC02573, EF. Virginia City Nevada 1883

Lot: 3222 - SENATOR SILVER MINING COMPANY 1868 [163595]

Senator Silver Mining Company - Virginia City, NV - Storey County [x=#8211/] Certificate dated July 27, 1868 - Comstock region. Incorporated in 1868 and capitalized at $600,000; 6,000 shares at $100 per. Certificate No. 36 for 30 shares issued to Bartholomew Wood. Signed by Nash Page, President, and T.B. Wingard, Secretary. Red Brown twenty-five cent Washington Internal Revenue [x=#8220/]Bond[x=#8221/] stamp. Printer: Bacon & Company. Uncancelled. Vignette of mine site at center, and eagle's head at bottom. Meas. 5.25 x 9.5 inches. Black print on crËme paper. Central crease with tearing has tape reinforcement on reverse. Some staining. Foxing and yellowing with tears along the edges and stains on front and back. Fair condition. Virginia City Nevada 1868

Lot: 3223 - ST. JOHN'S GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163656]

St. John's Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate - Virginia City, Storey County, N.T. Certificate No. 26 datelined Virginia City, N.T. on April 10, 1863, to N. A. Chandler for 10 shares. Incorporated on March 25th, 1863, and capitalized at $525,000; 2100 shares at $250 per. New Brunswick Ledge; one foot per share. Signed by secretary, Monroe Thomson and President, Seth Cook. One vignette, Eagle with flag. Black border and text. Stock is U/C. Printed by Towne & Bacon, Printers. Certificate measures 9"x4". Rare imperforate brown-red, twenty-five cent power of attorney revenue stamp. Signed by M. T. And dated April 10, 1863. Certificate has minor wear on top, bottom, and left edges. Some minor folding vertically. Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3224 - TRITON GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1863 [163641]

Triton Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate- Virginia District, Storey County, N.T. Certificate #3! issued for fifty shares to M. R. Williams on April 11th, 1863. Signed by Thos. Adams, president and Wm. E. Moody, secretary. Reverse signed by Williams and Moody. Incorporated March 31st, 1863, and capitalized at $360,000; 1200 shares at $300 per. Partially imperforate Twenty-five cent U.S. revenue stamp on left. Uncancelled. Small vignette of dog with key sitting next to safe on the bottom. Printed by Robbins & Co's Print, 417 Clay Street. The 1862 Territorial census lists a Thomas Adams living in Gold Hill. Light toning around upper right edge. Fold marks. Unknown Comstock mine. Not listed in Browne (1866, 1867) Lord, Angel, Ansari, Smith, DeQuille, Kelley (1862), Bancroft (1863, 1864), S.F. Directory of 1865, or Stretch (1866). Extremely rare! Virginia City Nevada 1863

Lot: 3225 - UNITED STATES MINING CO. STOCK: RARE PRINTER, UNIQUE VIGNETTE 1864 [164768]

Rare Territorial company stamp with mining vignette inside, misspelled county. "Virginia District, Story [sic.] County, N.T." (printed at top). Incorporated December 3, 1862. #108, for five shares issued to C. A. Crane on May 25, 1864 in San Francisco. Signed by president Israel W. Knox and secretary J. M. Buffington. Black border and print. Two vignettes: U. S. Capitol building (center) and battle scene with George Washington(?) on horse (left). Designed and Engraved on Stone by Fishbourne, SF. Notes and examples by Fishbourne included. 25 cent stamp at bottom right with bold circular cancel from Buffington. Also, a rare stamped United States Mining Company circular stamp bottom middle. Inside the double circle is a horse pulling an ore wagon away from a mine tunnel. This is most probably quite unique. We [Holabird Western American Auctions] have previously offered a different variety of this stock, but not this one! Pinholes, folds, toning. Lots of assessments, but no work - until 1868. The Daily Alta California reported a large tunnel was being dug. In May it collapsed at the 50' level and the company went dark! Includes research on the mine. Designed and engraved by Fishbourne. Examples of his engraving included. Virginia City Nevada Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Stock Collection

Lot: 3226 - UNITED STATES MINING COMPANY STOCK 1864 [163646]

United States Mining Company [x=#8211/] Virginia District, Story County, N.T. - Certificate # 266 issued to a. Riesen for 10 shares on Sept. 5th, 1864. Signed by President Isxxx and Secretary J. M. Buffington. Incorporated on Dec. 3rd, 1862 and capitalized at $2,000,000; 4000 shares at $500 each. This is a very high price per share for the period. Vignette at top of capitol building with people and horses in foreground. Vignette at lower left of a revolutionary military man on horseback. Datelined San Francisco. Black border and print. Virginia District, Story (note the spelling) County, N.T. Printer [x=#8211/] Designed and engraved on stone by Fishbourne, cnr Washington & Sansome, S.F. . 5 x 10.5. Uncancelled. Red- brown, 25-cent Power of Attorney Internal Revenue stamp at right. Company seal embossed at center bottom with a tunnel mining scene. We could find no information on this company. Not to be confused with United States Gold and Silver MC in Lander County at the same time. No references to this company found anywhere. Buffington was a professional mining secretary in San Francisco (Langley's Business Directory for 1866, p.100). The only reference for a Riesen in this time period is in Kelly's 1862 Directory of Nevada on p.189; Riesen House, Reisen and Foster Proprietors in Gold Hill, p.189. The company did not have a separate office in S.F.. (Ref: 1865 S.F. Dir., Mi & Sci Press, 1864; Rare. Fine condition. Virginia City Nevada 1864

Lot: 3227 - VIRGINIA CITY MINING STOCKS PAIR, RARE [171843]

Lot of two historic Virginia City area mining stocks from the 1800s: 1. Goodman Gold & Silver Mining Company. Devils Gate Mining District, Nevada (printed at top center). Dateline Virginia City, Nevada March 13, 1874. Certificate No. 42, issued to William Downer for 1000 shares ($100 per share) on January 6, 1887. Signed by John Mills (president) and miles Goodman (secretary). Pen cancelled. Two mining vignettes of a prospector (one underground). Printed by H.S. Crocker & Co., San Francisco. Folds, heavy toning, stains. 4x9.25". The Goodman is named after the editor and publisher of the Territorial Enterprise while Samual Clemens was a writer there. Jahn H. Mills was an insurance agent in Gold Hill (Becker Atlas, 1878). 2. West Potosi Mining Company, incorporated in the State of Nevada on December 22, 1886. Location Virginia District, State of Nevada" (printed at bottom center). Certificate No. 131 issued to R.R. Grayson on January 6, 1887. Signed by Thoas Cole (president) and R.R. Grayson (secretary). Uncanceled. Black border and print. Vignette of two miners inspecting ore (top left). Printed by Bosqui & Co., San Francisco. Folds, pinholes. 4x8.75". The Potosi Mine was discovered in 1860 and located in Virginia City, adjacent to the Chiolar ad Hale & Norcross mines. Litigation in the 1860s forced the Chollar and Potosi to merge. They split apart again in the late 1870s. Franklin Collection. Virginia City Nevada

Lot: 3228 - WALLER'S DEFEAT MINING COMPANY STOCK, SIGNED BY WM. SHARON 1867 [163600]

Waller's Defeat Mining Company to William Sharon, Signed by President William Sharon. Certificate 533 for 450 shares issued to Sharon. William Sharon was the first President of the mining company. Also signed by secretary (illegible) and president William Sharon. Datelined Virginia October 28, 1868. The goal was to mine for gold and silver in the Gold Hill district and Devil's Gate district. Incorporated on September 10, 1867, and capitalized at $800,000; 8000 shares at $100 per. The Territorial Enterprise reported on February 19, 1868, that the Bank of California (Sharon and Ralston) had applied for a patent for a streak of ground around 1,800 feet in length and 400 feet in width commencing at the old Waller's Defeat Mine and running south. This is located in Devil's Gate mining district. Virginia City Nevada 1867

Lot: 3229 - WELLS FARGO MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE 1877 [163601]

Wells Fargo Mining Company - Virginia District, Storey County, Nevada Stock Certificate No. 4797 for 100 shares made out to Golley & Epstein, Trustees (stockbrokers in S.F.) dated Feb. 28th, 1877. "This is one of the oldest locations in the mining section known as the North Virginia. It is situated a little less than a mile in a direct line and Eastward from the original locations on the

Lot: 3230 - YORK GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY 1864 [163635]

York Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock - Virginia City, Storey County NT Cert. #53, issued to A.C. Chapman for 20 shares on March 8, 1864. Signed by R.M. Daggett, president, and by A.C. Chapman, secretary. - Incorporated in Nevada in 1863 and capitalized at $250,000; 1250 shares at $200 per. Vignette column at left end with masted side-wheeler ship carrying an American flag, and an eagle atop a stars and stripes [x=#8220/]Liberty[x=#8221/] shield. Small vignette at bottom center of dog guarding a safe. Black border and print. Uncancelled. No printer noted. 5.25 x 9.[x=#8221/] Not noted on Becker's map of 1883. The property is noted on Bancroft's 1865 map, located just north of the N. Ophir and the Mexican mines and the Summit Mill on the Comstock Ledge. Chapman was a partner in Armstrong and Chapman [Kelley, 1863]. Rollin Mallory Daggett was a notary public in the firm of Myers & Daggett in Virginia City [Kelley, 1863], and a partner with Myron Angel at El Dorado Canyon in 1862-63. He was born in 1832 in New York. [x=#8220/]He must have been a strange queer genius, even in childhood[x=#8221/] [Angel's History of Nevada]. He helped found the Golden Era newspaper in San Francisco, where he was a partner and contributor, then sold it and went to Virginia City in 1862 to work with Joseph T. Goodman of the Territorial Enterprise, alongside Mark Twain. Both Daggett and Goodman considered themselves literary lights as poets and playwrights. Daggett stayed on until 1879 becoming manager of the paper [Robt. Armstrong, Nevada Printing History, Univ. of Nev. Press, 1981, pg. 206]. He is the namesake of Daggett, California. Virginia City Nevada 1864

Lot: 3231 - VC NT STOCK, BED ROCK GSMC, EL DORADO GSMC [173816]

Lot (x2) Virginia City Territorial stocks, datelined and financed out of San Francisco. 1) Bed Rock Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock, Number 257 for 60 shares to H Schwarze. Datelined San Francisco 1863. Signed by secretary AC Teitman and president Caleb Hyatt. Incorporated May 20, 1863. Location Virginia District, Nevada Territory. Mountain ore cart vignette. Printers Towne & Bacon. 25c Power of Att'y revenue stamp. Not cancelled. Cut roughly where separated from book. One nick top left and one bottom right. Stains top. Slight wrinkling. Extremely rare certificate. Not listed on Bancroft 1862 map or mentioned in other Holabird research materials. According to McDonald, their office was located in S.F. at 611 Clay St. and the secretary was A.C. Teitman [McDonald, pg. 17, 1996]. May have been prospective company. Their name is unusual in that it refers more to Gold Rush-style mining. But where is there a river on the Comstock? Background notes on Hyatt and two newspaper reprints on the Bed Rock mine. 2) El Dorado Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate. Rare. Inc. September 1862. No. 656, issued for 5 shares to HW Bradley on April 23, 1864 in San Francisco. Signed by president David Porter and secretary Wm. H. Martin. Not cancelled. Black border and print, with three vignettes: eagle on shield (left and right) plus state seal. Printed by Towne & Bacon. 20 cent and 5 cent revenue stamps attached at the bottom right. Folds, smudges, missing bottom right corner (covered by stamp). Located in the Virginia District, Nevada Territory, according to 1864 Daily Alta California articles. Office at 617 Clay St. in San Francisco. David Porter is listed as co-owner of Fox & Porter, wholesale and retail wines and liquors, according to the 1864 Langley. HW Bradley is listed as running a photography studio (Bradley & Rulofson). Mine listed in the 1864 Collins VC Directory. It made some noise in the Daily Alta California, but does not seem to have made much, if any, production. Virginia City, Storey Co. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3232 - SENECA MINING CO. STOCK, STAMPED DOUBLE CIRCLE CANCEL ON REVENUE 1864 RARE! [144447]

Virginia Mining District, Storey Co., N.T. (printed under title). # 289 for five shares issued to J. R. Gwin on January 20, 1864 in San Francisco. Signed by president T. N. Ward and secretary John Fowler. Not cancelled. Black border and print. Three vignettes: Native American warrior (center), two allegorical women (bottom left) and woman holding scales (bottom right). Red underprint $2,600,000. Printed by Robbins & Co. 25 cent US revenue stamps on the front and reverse; the one on the front has a tied rare stamped John Fowler, Agent, cancel. Deep folds and creases, some separation, toning, hole beneath secretary signature, glue stain from stamp on reverse. The Seneca had at least six assessments at, mostly, $5 per share. Our certificate appeared on two delinquent lists. Sued the Gould & Curry. The Seneca was willing to settle for $500,000 or $8,390,000 today! Notes on the company from local newspapers. Virginia City, Storey County Nevada Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Stock Collection

Lot: 3233 - WASHOE MINING & MILLING CO. STOCK, RARE 1862 [164764]

Incorporated in 1860 for mining, building mills and creating Washoe City when this area was still within the Utah Territory. . #32 for 20 shares. In the 'Shares' box it says 500 each. To Charles Hosmer. Datelined January 11, 1862. Printed as Carson City, N. T. Incorporated December 31, 1861. Signed by S. M. Bliss secretary and John C. Fall president. Mines located in Washoe Mining District, Carson County, Nevada Territory. Carson County is left over from Utah Territory days. Once Nevada Territory was created it took a little time for them to create their own counties. This is a very early and very rare Nevada Territorial Certificate focusing on town creation and mills to support the Comstock! All three names on this certificate arrived on the Comstock when it was still part of the Utah Territory. Charles Hosmer was there by September 29, 1860. Simeon Bliss was there by June 18, 1860. Fall arrived about February of 1860. He had a store and bank in Carson City. He would move to Unionville and was owner and superintendent of the Arizona - Unionville's only major successful mine in the 1870's. Fall and Bliss were involved in the survey of Truckee City (which would have been where Huffaker's Ranch was.) Description of a forgotten Truckee City included! Also notes on Hosmer, Bliss and Fall. Two pages of notes on Washoe City and the company. Seven pages of notes all together. Washoe City, Carson County Nevada Joe Elcano Nevada Mining Stock Collection

Lot: 3234 - MT. DAVIDSON CONSOLIDATED GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY 1878 [163718]

Mt. Davidson Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Co. [x=#8211/] Washoe Mining District, NV [x=#8211/] Cert. #354 issued to George B. Hill on March 2, 1878, for 100 shares. Signed by Fred D. Lerner as Secretary and by R. Kirman as president. Incorporated in Carson City, NV on April 8, 1875, and capitalized at $450,000; 45,000 shares at $10 per. Uncancelled. Vignette of a mine and an ore cart on a trestle close to a refinery. Printed by A. L. Bancroft & Co., S.F. Washoe Co. Nevada 1878

Lot: 3235 - WASHOE MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, NV TERRITORIAL 1862 [163716]

Washoe Mining and Manufacturing Company - Washoe Mining District, Carson County, Nevada Territory Stock Certificate No. 30 for 40 shares made out to Charles Hosmer datelined Carson City, N.T. January 11th, 1862. (Very early RARE dateline).The Company was capitalized at $500,000, 1000 shares at $500 each. Signatures include S. M. Bliss, Secretary and Jn. C. Full, President. Black on light blue paper with vignette of woman at left and another smaller vignette of a safe and dog in the center bottom. Fine condition. Charles Hosmer is listed in Langley's Business Directory of San Francisco for 1866. Rare early territorial. Washoe Co. Nevada 1862

Lot: 3236 - WASHOE UNITED CONSOLIDATED GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY 1864 [163715]

Washoe United Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock [x=#8211/] Washoe, County, N.T. Incorporated in Nevada and England in 1862 and capitalized at 100,000 English pounds. One pound was worth $5.56 at that time. Cert. #512, issued to Henry Thomas Marshall in 1864 for 5 shares Datelined London December 8th, 1864 (Nevada became a state on Oct. 31, 1864). Signed by the British Directors and Secretary of the company. Embossed with company stamp. Plain white paper with embossed seal, black print and no vignette other than a decorative panel at the left side. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 8 x 8.5.[x=#8221/] Datelined London. Promoted in England as a [x=#8220/]fail-safe[x=#8221/] investment, the company's over-confident development included building 7.5 miles of canal and a 20-stamp mill in the first three years. However, it had returned no dividends and was by then on the verge of collapse. Other British undertakings in Nevada convinced investors to pay up based on the glowing reports of the success of the Washoe United venture and the richness of the Comstock, even though the properties being touted were far removed from both of those locations. The owners trusted in the geographical ignorance of their audience. [Ref: British Investments and the American Mining Frontier, 1860-1901, by Clark C. Spence, from The Evolution of International Business, 1880-1845, Vol. ll, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 1958, 1993, pg. 62]. Washoe Co. Nevada 1864

Lot: 3237 - WASHOE UNITED CONSOLIDATED GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY STOCK [173841]

Very old stock certificate issued by Washoe United Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Company, Limited. 8 shares, 5 pounds each, dated March 1865. (Note: Washoe County in NV, NV gained statehood in Oct 1864.) One of the earliest British mining interests. Mine(s) located at the foot of Peavine Mtn. The Mill was located a bit to the east on what is now N. Oddie Blvd @ Pyramid Hwy. Washoe County Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3238 - WHITE PINE, NV MINING STOCK PAIR [173354]

2 issued White Pine mining stocks. 1871 Star of Nevada Silver Mining, they had miniscule receipts. 1860 Nevada Freehold Properties Trust, issued in London, they may have been formed to purchase properties for the Eberhardt & Aurora Co. Not listed in Raymond or Spence. White Pine Nevada

Lot: 3239 - TONOPAH GOLD MOUNTAIN MINING COMPANY STOCK SIGNED BY KEY PITTMAN [178001]

1905 issued to and signed on verso by Key Pittman. Pittman moved to Tonopah, Nevada, in 1902 to continue the practice of law.In 1910, he made an unsuccessful run for the Senate. Later, he was elected as a Democrat to the Senate in 1913 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George S. Nixon, and served until his own death in 1940. Between 1933 and 1940, during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pittman was the chairman of the powerful Committee on Foreign Relations and a member of the Committee on Territories and the Committee on Industrial Expositions. In addition, during those years Pittman was also President pro tempore of the United States Senate. But his lasting legacy will always be his death! "Key Pittman was a United States Senator from Nevada, serving eventually as its president pro tempore and its chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations. It was rumored for years that Pittman died before his final election in 1940, and that Democratic party leaders kept the body in Reno's Riverside Hotel bathtub full of ice until he was reelected so Governor Edward Carville, a fellow Democrat, could appoint a replacement. While the rumor was false the truth was, as former Nevada State Archivist Guy Rocha wrote, "just as disreputable". Pittman suffered a severe heart attack just before the election on November 5, and two doctors told his aides before the election that death was imminent. To avoid affecting the election, the party told the press that the senator was hospitalized for exhaustion and that his condition was not serious." from wikipedia Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3240 - ATLANTIC & PACIFIC GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY OF NEVADA TERRITORY STOCK [172577]

No 68 for 100 shares. Another choice eastern financed venture into the wilds of Nevada and its vast dester region at a time when little was known. George M. Groves, president, G. T. Sewell and E.L. Montgomery of Nevada superintendent and engineer. In 1863, Montgomery was managing the Starlight company in the Humboldt District, a district separate from the main mining districts in the Humboldt region. It is likely that the Atlantic & Pacific hired Montgomery for managing their claims in the same district. He returned to new York in September, 1865. The name of the company was designed to attract attention. It coincides with the A & P telegraph, the A&P railroad, the A&P steamship company and others. Rare. Herzog Collection Nevada

Lot: 3241 - AURORA MINING STOCK TRIO, CHOICE 1861 [173838]

Choice stock certificates from three difference Aurora mining companies from very early on. Includes: 1) Governor Quartz Lode Stock, Territorial Governor Nye. Quartz Lode claim for 200 feet to Governor James W Nye in the Esmeralda Mining District. 1861. A search by the holder believes this is a fantasy piece: can't find mention of the recorder, book number not included, page number not included,

Lot: 3242 - CC JULIAN SIGNED STOCK CERTIFICATE TRIO -- NOTORIOUS SWINDLER 1927-31 [165829]

Lot of 3 different. Rare trio. 1-2) The New Monte Cristo Mining Company. Stock and bond. Principal place of business was 146 North Center Street, Reno, Nevada. Stock issued in 1927 to CP Gould for 100 hundred shares. Bond is for $100, 1928. Both signed by president C.C. Julian, the notorious stock swindler. 3) CC Julian Oil & Royalty Company. Stock issued in 1931, signed by CC Julian. Not cancelled. The Los Angeles Julian Petroleum Company sold hundreds of millions of dollars of fraudulent stock to naive investors. Julian sold the company in 1924 to Sheridan C. Lewis and moved to Nevada. Julian had three consecutive firms (Western Lead, Julian Merger Mines and New Monte Cristo Mining) that tried and failed to duplicate the success, short-lived and unsustainable as it was, he'd scored with "Julian Pete." One news article, titled "Julian Back, Vociferating," published in the Los Angeles Times on 27 May 1927, described how the colorful promoter returned and declared his intention to "put the crooks in jail." While he claimed to be protecting the stockholders, the paper pointed out that Julian had a half-dozen schemes that were undertaken with "a consistent and persistent effort to evade the laws provided for the safeguarding of investors." After jumping $25,000 bail, he committed suicide in March of 1934 in Shanghai. Nevada 1927-31 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3243 - HUMBOLDT MINING & REFINING CO. STOCK, 1866 [169079]

No. 1195 for 100 shares to F. Avery dated June 22, 1866. issued to F. Avery for 100 shares and signed by Fred Schuchards as president and Francis Avery as secretary. A great example of an exceptionally rare certificate (possibly unique) This was thought to be from the Humboldt region of Nevada, but upon extensive research, the company was formed right after oil discovery at Cherry Run, Pennsylvania. They built a large refinery downstream of Plumer, capable of processing 100,000 barrels per month, easily the largest refinery of the day. Herzog Collection. Nevada

Lot: 3244 - NEVADA MINING AND OTHER STOCKS, 90 [178955]

90 Nevada mining and other stocks. Issued and unissued with dupes. Arrow Development, Bank of Wells,Cloverleaf Dairies, Combined Metals Mining, Bald Mountain Gold Mines etc. See photo. Nevada

Lot: 3245 - VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE RAILROAD BOND SIGNED BY WILLIAM SHARON [178908]

Bond for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Issued August 1874, payable by 1889 signed by William Sharon. Canceled on the face of the bond through manuscript writing and crossed out signatures. The V&T railroad was instrumental in getting people and supplies to the Comstock, and getting the bullion from the Comstock to both the Carson City meant and other smelters. The bond features of vignette of a mining scene at center typical of the Nevada state seal. 12 coupons remain at the bottom. Nevada

Lot: 3246 - MONTEZUMA SILVER MINING CO., 1880, STOCK [171845]

The Montezuma Silver Mining Company; incorporated in Silver City, New Mexico; Cert. no. 147 for 50 shares at $25 each issued to Joshua E. Gibbs on Apr 15, 1880 in Galveston, Texas. Signed by president M. Quin and secretary Chas. Viden. Not cancelled. Black border and print on beige paper by M. Strickland, Galveston. Vignette of a mine and milling operation, raised company seal stamped into paper, measures 8 x 10 inches. The company had its Principal office in Galveston, Texas, and a branch office in Silver City, New Mexico. Not to be confused with the company of the same name in Summit County, Colorado. Silver City New Mexico

Lot: 3247 - NEW MEXICO STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION, 5 C. 1881-89 [174673]

Bonds-1882 Massachusetts and New Mexico Con Mining, $50. 1889 Deming, Sierra Madre and Pacific Railroad, $1000. Stocks-1885 El Capitan Land and Cattle, International Grand Trunk Railway, 1881 Massachusetts and New Mexico Con Mining. New Mexico Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3248 - LITHOGRAPHED SPECIMEN STOCK CERTIFICATE, RARE, UNIQUE [175866]

This "stock" certificate was used by salesmen as an example of the capabilities of the the lithographer, in this case Corlies, Macy & Company lithographers. This lithographed specimen was used to advertise the quality and detail of their printed mining certificates; including fictitious names 'John Hancock' and 'Clarence P. Kiddin', with highly detailed vignette of miners and prospectors working a sluice. "Lithographed specimen from Corlies, Macy & Co. New York. Send For Rates" printed in box between secretary and president signatures. Rare and unique. New York

Lot: 3249 - NEW YORK COAL MINING STOCKS, 2 [173265]

2 different stocks. Issued 1839 with horse and cow vignettes, and issued plain white 1843, Tioga Coal, Iron Mining and Manufacturing. "Coal was first discovered in the Tioga region near present-day Blossburg around 1792. David Clemons opened the area's first mine in 1815 and less than twenty years later, two transportation companies had been formed to ship the district's coal to markets in New York state. The first was the Tioga Navigation Company, which was chartered in Pennsylvania in 1826. The second was the Tioga Coal, Iron, Mining, and Manufacturing Company, incorporated under the laws of New York in 1828 with the power to construct slack-water navigation from the Pennsylvania line to the junction of the Tioga and Chemung rivers near Corning, New York. The company was authorized in 1833 to build a railroad from the termination of the Chemung canal feeder to the Pennsylvania line, and was later renamed the Corning and Blossburg Railroad." from www.phmc.state.pa. New York

Lot: 3250 - TUCKER GOLD MINING STOCK, 1881 [176933]

Issued Tucker Gold Mining stock, 1881. Nice underground miner vignette. North Carolina Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3251 - AMBER GOLD MINING COMPANY STOCK [169070]

No 31 for 600 shares to J. F. Ryan signed by Geo W Grove as treasurer, and Adams as president. Dated Oct 18, 1866. Amber, a gem stone, is the Polish "gold," where it is exceptionally highly valued. Anyone who has been to Gdansk knows what I am talking about. Here is a certificate with two forms of gold! Meanwhile... the Amber GMC appears to have been a fraud company. While the company was incorporated in 1866, gold in quartz was reportedly found in the shaft in 1867, but nobody believed them, and work went dormant. The cert states Greene County. a county in the far south western corner of Pennsylvania. One news article relates the company to California, Washington County (of which Greene originally was part of), named in honor of the Gold Rush. Evidently some local folks thought they saw gold in a prospect and formed a company. California PA later went on to become a major coal producing town. Greene County Pennsylvania

Lot: 3252 - CORDELIA IRON STOCK, 1880 [176932]

Issued Cordelia Iron stock, 1880. Interesting 2 horse vignette. Mine in Lancaster County. Incorporated 1874. Issued to Henry A Muhlenburg, President. Lancaster County Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3253 - CLINTON COAL & IRON STOCK, 1864 [176931]

Issued 1864 Clinton Coal & Iron Company stock. Nice train and miner vignettes. 5c and 20c adhesive revenue stamps. 3 pin holes to left of #912, small staple holes. Please inspect. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3254 - PENNSYLVANIA MINING STOCKS AND BONDS, 16 [177426]

Stocks-1886 Keystone Manganese, Juniata Mining, 1941 Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron, 1936 Puritan Anthracite, 1940, 1936, 1941 Glen Alden, 1908 Virgin Copper, 1865Lehigh Coal and Navigation, 1853 Lykens Valley Coal, 1928 Lehigh Coal and Navigation, 1873 Maple Grove Coal, 1947 Weston Dodson, 1939 Old Furnace Coal. Bonds-1858 Stafford Meadow Coal Iron, Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3255 - HOMESTAKE MINING CO. STOCK COLLECTION W/HAGGIN & TEVIS SIGNATURES 1878-1898 [155815]

Lot of 14 issued stocks, 1878-1898. Multiple pieces signed by either JB Haggin (x6) or Lloyd Tevis (x4) as president. Remaining stocks signed by Louis Haggin (x2) or Lounsbery (x2). All punch and stamp cancelled. Similar design: black border and print, Native American vignette. Printed by ABN. Location printed on stocks: "Whitewood Mining District, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory." JB Haggin was a business associate of George Hearst. George Hearst, Lloyd Tevis, and James Ben Ali Haggin bought the 10-acre Homestake Mine from its discoverer, Moses Manuel, for $70,000, and incorporated the Homestake Mining Company on November 5, 1877. Before partnering with Hearst, Haggin was a very successful lawyer, California rancher, and horse breeder. Hearst, Haggin, Tevis & Company was one of the largest mining firms in the United States at the time with operations at the Anaconda Copper Mine in Montana, the Ontario silver mine in Park City, Utah, and the Homestake Mine in South Dakota, as well as Hearst's investments on the Comstock Lode. Lawrence County South Dakota

Lot: 3256 - UTAH MINING STOCK COLLECTION, 10 C. 1878-1968 [174674]

10 Utah mining and petroleum stocks, c. 1878-1968. 1968 Texas Uranium, 1955 Lightning Uranium, 1909 Grand Central, 1878 Atlanta Mining, 1887 Daly, Utah Mutual Tunnel and Silver, Comet, Sampson, 2x Western Empire Petroleum, Atlanta Mining. Utah Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3257 - NEW ENGLAND MINING AND QUARRYING STOCK [175972]

Issued 1857 New England Mining and Quarrying stock. #512, 325 shares. This region was known for limestone and granite mining. Interesting firemen vignette. Vermont

Lot: 3258 - SPOKANE MINING STOCKS AND BONDS, 38 [171321]

36 Spokane mining stocks, a usual issuing venue for Coeur d'Alene mines. Big Dick Mines, United Gold, IXL Gold, Marsh, New Victor Empire, Silver Crown, Tamarack and Chesapeake, Fern Gold, Ostland Preble etc. Bonds-2x Alliance Mining. Spokane Washington

Lot: 3259 - METROPOLITAN MINING & MANUFACTURING CO. STOCK DIST. OF COLUMBIA RARE [175864]

The Metropolitan Mining and Manufacturing Company of the District of Columbia, as reorganized A.D. 1882, stock certificate No. 305, "incorporated by act of Congress, July 23, 1866" printed in top border. Issued to J.M. Gazzam for 10 shares on January 15, 1884. Signed by L.G.F. Sanders (secretary) and Abrams + Brolpine(?) (president). Ornate black border, black print on creme. Vignette of mill house in hills next to forest with lumberjacks working. Very little can be found on this company, except that according to the U.S. Statutes at Large (volume 14, 1866), there was an Act of Congress to incorporate this mining company in 1866 - Senator Lyman Trumbull spoke during the proceedings. Mine was not located in Colorado. Washington, D.C.

Lot: 3260 - GREENE CONSOLIDATED COPPER MINING CO. AND GREENE CANANEA COPPER STOCK [176545]

Lot of 3. Incorp. W. Virginia 1899. 1. #Z8273, I/C. 100 shares capital stock @ $10 ea. to William B Anderson Oct 26, 1906 signed Alfred Romer V.P. G D Borden asst sect. Brn border w/blk writing,# B29239, I/C, 10 shares @ $10 ea. to Harry I Tuthill Apr & 19140 signed W.D. Thorton pres. grn border w/blk print. Both certs :[x=#8220/]SHARES $10 EACH[x=#8221/] brn underprint, vignette top center miners working in shaft. Embossed corp. seal. American BNC. Hole punch cancel , no tears, stains or pin holes 2.Green Cananea Copper Co. incorp. Minnesota, mine located in Sonora Mexico. #F11338, I/C, 2 shares capital stock @ $100 ea. to S B Chopinleo Jul 3, 1916 signed V.P. Org border/blk print, [x=#8220/]CAPITAL STOCK[x=#8221/] org. underprint. Vignette miners using pneumatic drill, embossed corp seal, American BNC.hole punched and handwritten cancel. Cond fine. Colonel William C Greene, It[x=#8217/]s thought he added title of Colonel to impress Wall St. Financiers, he wa never officially. Credited with discovering the rich copper reserves in Cananea, Sonora , Mexico. Founded the Greene Consolidated Copper Co. in 1899. In 1905 he was considered one the wealthiest businessmen in the world. Greene started off as clerk, worked for the Northern Pacific RR as a surveyor member, staked out the site of what is now Fargo, N. Dakota. Worked in both mining and cattle, working with local natives and outlaws (Poncho Villa regularly stole horses from his ranch in Arizona). While rounding up cattle on his ranch he spotted a reddish stain that covered the Cananea Mts. in 1898 and this was the beginning of his empire. By 1905 he had gone through $12 million of stockholders money eventually forcing the sale of the Cananea Consolidated to Amalgamated Copper ( Anaconda). During this time in 1906 he used the 275 volunteers, Arizona Rangers Mexico Rurales, Mexico Federal troops and the 5th US Calvary to suppress the strike. In addition to all this he built two railroads, reduction works, factories, a thriving town and mining operations. He even helped capture Geronimo. Got into a neighbor dispute w/Burnett over a river dam, which resulted in the death of all but one daughter, he hunted the man down in Tombstone and shot him by the O.K. Corral. Great old west history. West Virginia 1906-40 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3261 - AMERICAN MINING COMPANY STOCK, 1851, ANTIOQUIA [173443]

American Mining Company stock certificate, incorporated in Vermont, issued for 10 shares, Certificates #10181-10190. Datelined Windsor, Vermont, May 1, 1851. Signed by F.(Francis) E. Phelps (president) and W. Currier (secretary). Three vignettes: Native American woman holding a bow and leaning against a rock (left), an allegory for America with a woman and eagle (top), and a Native American man gesturing towards the sky and holding a bow (right). Black print. Printed by Narine & Co., NY. Very scarce. The American Mining Company Venture located in New Grenada - gold mine located in present-day Columbia, the Antioquia Mine. The company launched 15-20 new mines throughout the United States, South America and Cuba between 1849 and 1854, with the richest being Norwich (September 23, 1850) in Michigan. The American Mining Company was one fo the earliest mining stock certificates displaying artistic vignettes similar to banknotes, obviously to convey values. The well-known engraver who did the work for the company's stock certificates, Augustus Halbert, had previously been employed as a line engraver by Harper Bros., publishers in 1835. While there he contributed many of the engravings found in the popular boo of Mayan history and art, 'Incidents of Travel in Yucatan' by John L. Stephens published in 1841. Later he worked for the banknote engraving firm of Rawdon, Wright & Hatch (later merged into the American Banknote Company) and finally Narine & Co., lithographer located at 21 Wall Street in New York who did the work for the American Mining Company. Franklin Collection. Antioquia Grenada

Lot: 3262 - AMERICAN & MEXICAN SILVER MINING COMPANY BOND--NUMBER 1 1863 [107789]

Bond number ONE, issued for $500 in 1863 in New York. Signed by president Lyman Gilbert and treasurer William Hickock. Not cancelled. Four coupons attached. Ornate border, black and red print and three vignettes: portrait of George Washington (left), mining scene (top center), and small mining scene (bottom center). Printed by Francis Hart & Co., NY. 25 cent adhesive stamp attached at bottom center. Folds with tape repairs. 15 x 13.5" This company held the Setentrion Mines in Chihuahua. It was originally incorporated as the American & Mexican Mining Company. This company was also active in the Arivaca area of Arizona. Chihuahua Mexico

Lot: 3263 - ANTELOPE SILVER MC, 1863, STOCK W/ MARK TWAIN CONNECTION 1863 [171857]

Antelope Silver Mining Company, incorporated in California around 1861, located in Esmeralda Mining District. Certificate no. 346 issued to Geo H. Parker for 1 share at $500 each on Mar 7, 1863 in San Francisco. Singed by president Alex Gamble and secretary Solon Pateco(?). Signed by Parker on reverse, not cancelled. Black border and print by Britton & Co. in SF. Fine Antelope vignette at top center.5 x 10 inches, folds, clean. This Stock Certificate is linked to Mark Twain, one of a few Aurora mines that Mark Twain became interested in. In a letter dated May 4, 1862, he wrote to his brother Orion: " Yesterday we took a spirit level and got the angle of the celebrated "Antelope" ledge, and tomorrow we shall commence a hunt after the second E. extension of it. We may find it and we may not. The thing has often been tried before, but with no success. If we find it, our fortunes are made - if we don't - they isn't. I have 5 feet in a spur of the "Antelope", which promises nothing save that it is an offshoot from a good family - and I am aristocrat enough to attach some importance to that sort of thing" On May 5 he writes, "Hunted for Antelope" today and found a ledge - but hardly think it is the right one. Four of us boys have dug two trenches, each 20 feet long and 6 feet deep, to-day, in the gravelly hill side. Finally, if we do find the "Antelope", we cant care a damn anymore" (Letters from Mark Twain Project) According to the Sacramento Daily Union, the company was incorporated around Feb 1, 1861 - this would put this stock certificate in Utah Territory! The Antelope Silver Mining Co was one of the 3 largest mining companies in the 1860's.Alexander Gamble was a stockholder in two other rich mines in Aurora, the Real Del Monte and Wide West. He went from tags to riches on these stock and then back to rags.Franklin Collection. Esmeralda District, Nevada

Lot: 3264 - RARE IDAHO/OREGON MINING STOCK, 1864/7 [173463]

1) Consolidated Boise River Gold & Silver Mining Company stock certificate No. 930, issued for 30 shares to Michael Herr on July 16, 1864 in San Francisco. Placer District, Idaho Territory (printer under title). Pioneer, Lancaster, & Landon Ledges (printed to the right of vignette). Signed by the president (illegible) and secretary (illegible). Not cancelled. Beautiful vignette of outdoor

Lot: 3265 - ALLEGHANY MINING COMPANY STOCK [169069]

Cert No. 35 for 100 shares made out to James Laidley. Signed by John I Cohen register, and James N Reading as president. Dated May 257, 1847. A very early American publicly held mining company. This was a coal company with a mine near Frostberg Virginia. No info found on principals. Herzog Collection. California

Lot: 3266 - BROMIDE FLAT MINING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE 1869 [175816]

Extremely rare White Pine District stock certificate. No. 118, Bromide Flat Mining company issued to A. W. Hill for fifty shares of stock, dated April 5th, 1869. One of Britton & Rey's finest lithographies features a vignette of Bromide Flat with Treasure Hill in the distance. 25 cent federal revenue stamp at left. Nevada 1869

Lot: 3267 - CERRO COLORADO MILL AND MINING CO. STOCK [173754]

Rare Cerro-Colorado Mill & Mining Co. Cert. #102. Issued at San Francisco, Cal. in 1876. Issued to T.M. McEntee, Trustee in 1876 for 10 shares. Signed by E.M. McEntee, president, and A. Derre, secretary. Vignette, top center, of Heintzelman Mine (Cerro Colorado), and Liberty at left. [x=#8220/]Cerro Colorado Mining District, Arizona Territory,[x=#8221/] printed beside vignette. During the Civil War, soldiers that were protecting the area against Apache Indians were removed from Arizona leaving the area unprotected. After the troops left, the mining camps were under constant attack from the Apaches. Soon after, Mexican miners stole whatever they could, including $70,000 worth of silver bullion, and as the story is told, buried all the bounty in the nearby hills. Mexican outlaws hearing the tales headed toward Cerro-Colorado and completely destroyed the town and mining camps, killing most of the workers, looking for buried treasure. To this day, the treasure has not been located, and the name given to this entire story is the [x=#8220/]Treasure of the Cursed Cerro Colorado[x=#8221/]. By 1883 there were fewer than 100 people left at Arivaca, according to McKenney[x=#8217/]s 1883-84 Directory, with a hotel, 2 saloons and a brewery, one grocery store, a general merchandise store, blacksmith and butcher. Tight trim on left border. Robert Coelln Collection

Lot: 3268 - CRIPPLE CREEK CO MINING STOCK DUPES (OVER 120) [178807]

A collection of more than 120 Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Inc., stock certificates, duplicates, issued, most canceled, circa late 1970s to early '80s. Nice vignette of miners boring into rock inside a mine. Signed by Charles A. Wagner, as president and various secretaries. Please see photo(s) for more details. Cripple Creek District Colorado Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3269 - FINANCIER'S SECURITY GOLD MINING CO. STOCK, 1906 [175894]

The Financier's Security Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate #116 issued to Geo. D. Broadfield for 1000 shares on Aug 27, 1906. Inc. in Arizona, signed by president Edwin P. Welch and secretary Richard B. White. Black, ornate border and black print on beige paper. 2 vignette in center top and bottom, gold company seal bottom left. 3-fold pamphlet style, signed by Broadfield on reverse (front), green print, not cancelled. Possibly Cripple Creek District, but no similar certificate found. Franklin Collection. Cripple Creek Colorado Cripple Creek District Colorado

Lot: 3270 - HISTORICAL COPPER MINING STOCKS, MOSTLY C. 1860'S [173269]

Copper mining stock around America thru history. Issued 1865 Maryland Copper of Carroll & Baltimore Counties with brown revenue stamp and hammering miners vignette. Issued 1860 Hopewell Copper Mining with monument vignette. Unused special order blank, Idaho Cons. Copper Mines, Idaho. Unused subscription blank, David Barum Copper. 1864 Report of the Quincy Mining Co., in MI Near Hancock. Also 1860 power of attorney?Holdings in the Pewabic Lode. In operation from 1846-1931. Vertical fold.

Lot: 3271 - HUMBOLDT ELECTRIC POWER & MC LTD., 1889, STOCK [175896]

Humboldt Electric Power & Mining Company Ltd. Stock Certificate #179 issued to William Potts for 100 shares at 1 pound each on Mar 25, 1889. Shares numbers 48595 to 48691. Signed by 2 directors, G. Reinz(?) and Geo. I. Brown and secretary W.R. Gardner. Black, ornate border and print on beige paper by Warner Pros., Finsbury, E.C. To the left, an elaborate Company logo, center top vignette. Includes a very fine vignette of Alexander von Humboldt. This is a British financed Company operating in the US, the location of the Company, however, was not found. According to wikipedia: "Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 [x=#8211/] 6 May 1859) was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled extensively in the Americas, exploring and describing them for the first time from a modern Western scientific point of view. Humboldt is seen as "the father of ecology" and "the father of environmentalism" today." He has had a huge impact on the American mindset at the time. Herzog Collection. California

Lot: 3272 - MARIPOSA LAND & MINING CO., 1875, BOND [173461]

Mariposa Land & Mining Company, $1000 Bond - Yielding 7% per Annum; signed by Solomon Heydenfeldt as president and Leonard Leavitt as secretary. Bond no. 102 issued in July 1879 in New York, approved in San Francisco, Dec 15, 1875. Not cancelled. 19 out of 20 coupons at $35 each remain attached starting Jan 1877 through to Jan of 1886. 2 vignettes, one of a miner examining a stream for gold with a lumber milling the background (probably depicting the gold discovery at Sutter's Mill) and another of a wagon train fighting off an Indian ambush. Black print by Continental Bank Note Co., New York. In 1863, the Mariposa Mining Company of New York was established to organize mining operations on the 70 square miles of John C. Fremont's Las Mariposas Estate in Mariposa County, California. The estate encompassed Bear Valley and was encircled by Mount Bullion on the east and the lower foothills of the Sierra Nevada on the west. The Merced River ran along the northern line of the property. The Mariposa Mining Company operated, with some difficulty and constant litigation over title to the estate, until 1874, when it was bought out by the newly formed Mariposa Land and Mining Company of California, which assumed complete ownership of the Mariposa Estate. John C. FrÈmont's wealth declined after investing heavily and purchasing an unsuccessful Pacific Railroad in 1866. FrÈmont served as Governor of Arizona appointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes and served from 1878 to 1881. FrÈmont, retired from politics and financially destitute, died in New York City in 1890. (Prag Collection) Solomon Heydenfeldt, a well-known San Franciscan attorney and former California State Supreme Court Justice, was President of the company. This company was one of several established from part of the original Rancho Las Mariposas estate, a Spanish land grant owned by John C. Fremont, which he had purchased from Juan Alvarado in the 1840s. In the 1880s it was reorganized as the Mariposa Mining & Commercial Company. This is a duplicate of our large Mariposa Mining Collection. Extremely Rare! Franklin Collection. California

Lot: 3273 - MEXICO MINING STOCK COLLECTION, 20 [177567]

About 20 Mexico mining stocks, c. 1882-1937. Villagrana, Yisnaga, Rio Pliata, St. Nicolas Zinc, Palmilla, Eastern Cananea, El Salvidor Silver, Guanajuato Cons, Carrizo Copper etc. See photo. Mexico Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3274 - MID EAST COAST COAL STOCKS, 4 [173260]

4 East coast coal mining stocks. 1866 issued National Coal Mining, Virginia, with brown revenue stamps and underground vignette, light brown toning. 1865 issued Consumers Union Coal, Maryland, with brown revenue stamp and canal barge and train vignette. 1867 issued Emory Iron & Coal Mining, Tennessee, with brown revenue stamp and canal barge and train vignette. Bond, 1840 issued Maryland & New York Iron and Coal with 12 coupons. Train and canal barge vignettes. "The history of coal mining in the United States starts with the first commercial use in 1701, within the Manakin-Sabot area of Richmond, Virginia. Coal was the dominant power source in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and although in rapid decline it remains a significant source of energy in 2023. Coal became the largest source of energy in the 1880s, when it overtook wood, and remained the largest source until the early 1950s, when coal was exceeded by petroleum. Coal provided more than half of the nation's energy from the 1880s to the 1940s, and from 1906 to 1920 provided more than three-quarters of US energy. Anthracite (or "hard" coal) exploitation began before the War of 1812 spurred by the interest and opportunism of the Wurt brothers of Philadelphia. Burning clean and smokeless, anthracite became the preferred fuel in cities, replacing wood by about 1850, the same pattern seen in Europe. The East became deforested, driving up price of fuel wood. Anthracite from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Coal Region and later from West Virginia was valued for household use because it burns cleanly with little ash. It was also used in the early foundries of Philadelphia, New York, Newark and Allentown. The rich Pennsylvania anthracite fields were close to the big eastern cities, and nearly every major railroad in the Eastern United States such as the Reading Railroad, Lehigh & Erie, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Pennsylvania Railroad and Delaware and Hudson Railroad, extended lines into the anthracite fields. Many railroads began as mining company shortline railroads. By 1840, annual hard coal output had passed the million-short ton mark, and then quadrupled by 1850, and as it grew it pushed railroad construction, mining and steel production in a synergistic symbiosis." from wikipedia

Lot: 3275 - MINERAL PRODUCTS STOCKS, 10 DIFFERENT [177470]

10 different mineral products stocks. 1883 Marine and River Phosphate, 1907 Reading Quarry, 1930 Pacific Rock, 1956 Mexican Gulf Sulphur, 1906 Nadeau Kaolin Putty, 1929-31 d5 different.American Chinaware, Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3276 - MINERAL RELATED COS. STOCK COLLECTION (17) [176839]

A collection of 17 different stock certificated related to the mineral industry, c186X-1972. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3277 - MINING - GEORGIA GOLD STOCK 1878 [177502]

A stock certificate from The Dahlonega Gold Mining Company, of Georgia (incorp. NY), No. 348, 100 shares, issued in 1878. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3278 - MINING - KANSAS STOCK SET OF 3 [177501]

A set of three different stock certificates related to the mining industry in Kansas, c1872-19XX. Mining vignette and 1872 revenue stamp. See photo(s) for more details. Kansas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3279 - MINING - MISSOURI STOCK/BOND COLL. (100) [177500]

A collection of 10, includes eight different stock certificates and two different bonds related to the mining industry in Missouri, c1891-1970. Several with mining vignettes. See photo(s) for more details. Missouri Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3280 - MINING - STOCK COLLECTION (13) [177346]

A collection of 13 different stock certificates related to mining, c1868-1966. Some with nice mining vignettes and revenue stamps. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3281 - MINING STOCKS WITH FUN NAMES (5) [165511]

5 mining stocks with fun names. Lucky Jew Lead & Zinc, 1920. April Fool Extension Mining Company, Manhattan issued 1907. Happy Thought & Fairview Mining Company issued 1905. Cracker Jack Mining Company issued 1906. Goldfield Lucky Strike Mining Company issued 1907. Amusing group!

Lot: 3282 - NACIMIENTO COPPER COMPANY BONDS [172686]

Lot of 20 First Mortgage Six Per Cent Gold Bonds issued by the Nacimiento Copper Company. Mining vignette. A major copper mine in the 1880s in Bernalillo County New Mexico. New Mexico Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3283 - WASHINGTON SILVER MINING COMPANY BOND 1867 [178907]

$500 bond for the Washington silver mining company issued 1867, signed by Richard a Merriman as president. $0.50 adhesive conveyance revenue at right with five cent exchange revenue adjacent. This company had mines in the Reese River district in Lander County. It was yet a third competing New York company for the mines at Austin Nevada. Rare. Austin Nevada

Lot: 3284 - NEVADA MINING ETC. STOCKS 50 DIFFERENT [178802]

A large collection of 50 different mining company stock certificates, with a few from other industries, c1879-1951. Included are Pioche Mines Co (1926), General Washington Development (19XX), Belle Isle Mining Co. (1879), Amalgamated Oil Company of Nevada (1924), Proskey-Rawhide Mining & Leasing Co. (190X), Union Lead Mining and Smelter Co. (1941), Combination Metals Mining Co. (192X), and more. Many have vignettes. Some issued, some unissued. Please see photo(s) for more details. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3285 - NEVADA MINING STOCK CERT COLLECTION (75) [178801]

A collection of approximately 75 stock certificates related to mining in Nevada, c1907-34. Certs include: Manhattan Silver Pick Gold Mining, c1907, signed by president and secretary (illegible); Manhattan Gold Mines Co. (2), c1934, canceled with revenue stamps; Pioche Mines Co. (2), c1926, canceled and signed by president and secretary (illegible); Pioche Mines Consolidated, Inc., c1929, canceled and signed by president and secretary (illegible); U-Nev-Ida Gold Mining Co. (24), c1917, Nos. C2037-C2058, C2084-C2086, 100 shares each, to Edward F. Cragin, signed by president and secretary (illegible); and others, including Montgomery Shoshone Consolidated, White Caps Extension Mines Co. (17), and The Mendha-Nevada Mining Co. (27). Please see photo(s) for more details. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3286 - NV MINING STOCK CERTS W/ AUTOGRAPHS C1907-61 [178804]

A collection of approximately 60 Nevada mining company stock certificates, some with notable autographs. Lot includes three Montgomery Shoshone Consolidated Mining Company certs, c1910, each for 100 shares issued to Chas. M. Schwab (not signed by Schwab), an American steel magnate. Schwab was a major investor in this mine and died in 1939 before these certificates were canceled. Also included are: approx. 45 Getchell Mine, Inc. certs, c1940s-60s, all but three signed by Noble Getchell, as president. Getchell served as both Nevada and Arizona state senator. The mineral Getchellite is named after him; And, two West End Consolidated Mining Co. certs, 1914 & 1923, with the latter signed by the company's vice-president, F.M. Smith, nicknamed "Borax Smith," as his company produced the popular 20-Mule-Team Borax brand of household cleaner; And, eight Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co. certs, c1907-59, signed by the company's vice-president George Wingfield. George Wingfield (Aug. 16, 1876 [x=#8211/] Dec. 25, 1959) was a Nevada cattleman and gambler who became a financier, investor and one of the state's most powerful economic and political figures during the period from 1909 to 1932. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3287 - SUTRO TUNNEL EPHEMERA, ADOLPH SUTRO [171664]

Three pieces of the history of the Sutro Tunnel: 1) Sutro Tunnel Company stock certificate #47 for 30 shares issued to Joseph Goodman of Virginia, Nev., dated October 15, 1868. Signed by Adolph Sutro as Duly Authorized Agent of the Association known as the "Sutro Tunnel Company." Pen cancelled. Black border and print. Vignette of a Sutro with a pick axe (left). 25 cent U.S. IR stamp at bottom

Lot: 3288 - PHILADELPHIA & CALIFORNIA UNISSUED STOCK CERTIFICATE [150515]

This unissued stock certificate is by the Philadelphia and California Mining Company of Mariposa County. Black border on white paper 7 in. X 10 in. The center vignette is of an Indian family and an Anglo. family separated by a shield and a the bottom center is a dog and safe. The Philadelphia and California Mining Company was one of three mining ventures that was "hands-on" for John C. Fremont. (Holabird 2000, p.91). No fold creases, one corner chipped, very fine condition.

Lot: 3289 - PRECIOUS METALS STOCKS, 6 [178034]

Issued-1880 Amie Cons Mining, 1931 Homestake Mining, 1912 Pacific Smelting & Mining, 1897 GVB Mining, 1881 and 1883 Massachusetts and New Mexico Con Mining. Stuart Mackenzie Montana Ephemera Collection

Lot: 3290 - SEWARD PENINSULA MINING COMPANY STOCK, 1906 [169058]

Stock Number 1635 for 5000 shares to J.H. Jennine. Vignette of a large gold nugget, the mine works, and a gold dredge, 1906. Great example of vignette art and history all in one. The center vignette is of Alaska's largest nugget at the time, 182 ounces. Gold was discovered inadvertently on the Seward peninsula in 1855 while scouting a route for a telegraph. Nothing became of the discovery, which was probably not believed, until 1897 when the Klondike rush was "on." Nome placers were discovered in 1898, and from there, mining has been continuous with over 6 million ounces of gold coming from Seward. Only about 10,000 ounces came from lode deposits. Alaska

Lot: 3291 - TONOPAH, NV MINING CO. STOCK CERTS (@100) [178808]

A collection of approximately 100 duplicate stock certificates for The Tonopah Mining Company of Nevada, c1943-53. Vignette of miners, I/C. Please see photo(s) for more details. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3292 - TONOPAH, NV, STOCK HOARD 1920S-50S (OVER 100) [178803]

A large collection more than 100 stock certificates related to the mining industry in Tonopah, Nevada, c1920s-50s. Five different - four styles of West End Consolidated Mining Co. and West End Extension Mining Co., and Bellehelen Mo-We-Na Mining Company. Nice vignettes of Tonapah mines. Great for resale. Please see photo(s) for more details. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3293 - UTAH MINING STOCK CERTIFICATES C1907-71 (9) [178712]

A collection of nine stock certificates related to the mining industry in Utah, c1907-71. Includes Indian Peak Mines Co, No. 4, 1 share, July 23, 1907, and more. Please see photo(s) for more details. Utah Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3294 - WESTERN COAL STOCKS AND BONDS, 14 [174777]

Western coal, c. 1901-23. Bonds-1906 Stone Canon $500, 3x 1901 Pacific Coal and Transport $500. Stocks-Frontier Coal and Steel, Republic, Riverton, Palouse, Pioneer, Southwestern, Seattle. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3295 - WESTERN MINING STOCKS (3) [128823]

1) Philadelphia Mining & Smelting Company, 1882, Location, Alturas County, Idaho; 2) The Consolidated Alaskan Company, 1906; 3) Bear Creek Placers Company, Limited, 1903. The company possibly mined the Bear Creek Placer at Bearmouth, Montana. All three certificates are VF and uncanceled.

Lot: 3296 - WESTERN MINING STOCKS, 8 AND MORE [173261]

6 issued Western mining stocks. 1883 Holyoko Mining, Cassia, ID. 1905 Atlanta Mines, Atlanta, NV. 1914 Hubbard Elliot Copper, Washington. 1970 Ida Ore Mines, Idaho/Oregon. 1908 Eldorado Dredging, gold dredging in unknown area. 1899 Illinois Mining and Milling, Eureka, UT, Tintic District. Unissued Eastern Idaho Mining and Water, Blackfoot, ID. Cape Cod Mining and Reduction, Golden, CO. Dime Savings Mining, ID order blank with original placer photo.

Lot: 3297 - BIG RAPIDS IMPROVEMENT & MANU. STOCK 1872 [177326]

State of Michigan, The Big Rapids Improvement & Manufacturing Co. stock certificate No. 73, 200 shares issued to Sumner Stickney, c1872, signed by President S. Stickney and Secretary T.D. Brown. Vignette of steam train. See photo(s) for more details. Michigan Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3298 - CHEMICAL CO'S - STOCK & BOND COLLECTION (24) [177223]

A collection of 24, includes 21 different stock certificates and three different bonds, representing over a century in the chemical and paint industries, c1865-1983. Total of five revenue stamps, and a variety of nice vignettes. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3299 - EQUIPMENT EARLY ISSUE STOCK TRIO [177081]

U/I Boston Rubber. Issued-1880 American Self Detachable Pulley Block, 1876 Alden Type Setting & Distributing Machine. Boston Massachusetts Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3300 - FOUNDRY - A DOZEN STOCK CERTS & BONDS [177016]

A collection of a dozen includes 10 different stock certificates and two bonds related to the foundry industry, c1868-1976. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3301 - FOUNDRY - PRE-1900 STOCK & BOND GROUP (4) [177013]

A group of four, stock certificates (3) and one bond, related to the foundry industry, c1865-92. Includes: Forbes Iron Co., East Canaan, Conn., issued 1865, two revenue stamps; Eames Petroleum Iron Co., NY, issued 1882, vignette; Fulton Manufacturing Co., of Fulton, NY, issued 1868, two vignettes and revenue stamp. Bond is Columbia Rolling Mill Company, $1000 first mortgage bond, c1892, signed by President Jesse Larabee and Secretary W.A. Crawford, 59 of 60 coupons attached. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3302 - FOUNDRY - STOCK & BOND COLLECTION (14) [177011]

A collection of 14 includes 13 different stock certificates and one bond related to the foundry industry, c1868-1955. Wide variety of dates, eight 1920s and earlier, all 13 with vignettes. Bond is Columbia Rolling Mill Company, $1000 first mortgage bond, c1892, signed by President Jesse Larabee and Secretary W.A. Crawford, 59 of 60 coupons attached. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3303 - GREAT LOS ANGELAS SWINDLE OIL SCAM STOCKS-JULIAN AUTOGRAPH (3) [177899]

Issued 1930, 1931 and 1935 Julian Oil & Royalty stocks. Both browns have CC Julian signatures. Julian was a swindler from LA which led to the largest financial fiasco in Southern California history. Julian was main character of the book "The Great Los Angeles Swindle." Joined forces with a Texan named S.C. Lewis incorporating company to create an oil refining company, The Julian Petroleum Company (known as "Julian Pete"). Lewis soon took control of Julian Pete. Put in play strategies such as hiring one FBI accountant investigating the company. Things were heating up at Leadfield, but commission put a stop to Julian selling his mining company's stock. Green has .5" crease tear. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3304 - CALIFORNIA OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 23 [176942]

About 23 California oil stocks including some famous oil fields, c. 1900-68, mostly older. Yolo, United Crude, Sunset Pacific, Sinclair, Richfield, Ramona, Purissima Hills, Progressive of Coalinga, Pomona, Oil Land, Lompoc Florence. Some have small tears, a few with stains, please inspect. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3305 - CALIFORNIA OIL STOCK COLLECTION, C. 1910'S, 13 DIFFERENT [176620]

13 different California oil stocks, c. 1910's, from this key development period. Poor Man's Chance, Palmer Union, Stockton Midway, Tumbador, Nevada-Oakland, W & S, Sequoyah, Ventura, Valley. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3306 - CALIFORNIA OIL STOCK COLLECTION, C. 1920'S, 15 [176622]

15 c. 1920's California oil stocks. Includes some of the famous oil fields such as Sunset, Point Lobos, Ventura, Zier, Sierra, Repetto Hills, Palmer Union, Shasta, Paramount Royalty, Tecalote Dome, early Union 1928, North Ventura,Newhall etc. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3307 - CALIFORNIA OIL STOCKS, 14 DIFFERENT [177476]

Issued-1917 Sequoyah Oil, 1928 Zier Oil, 1922 104 Oil and Drilling, 1913 and 1926 Palmer Union Oil, 1931 Richfield Oil, 1921 Tecalote Dome Oil, 1952 Pacific Northwest Oil and Gas-fair condition, 1938 Pongratz Petroleum, 1924 Port Lobos Oil, 1919 Valley Oil, 1901 issued 1901 Oil, 1922 Tumbador Oil, 1901 Sedali and California Oil, 1940 Tassajara Oil. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3308 - CALIFORNIA OIL STOCKS, PRE 1910, 15 DIFFERENT [176619]

15 different pre 1910 oil stocks. This was an important and key development period with the advent of the automobile and increased demand for oil. Nabob signed by president Sears. 1901 Oil, Sedalia and California, Northern Cons, Pacific Oil, Pacific States, Tiger, Radium, San Juan etc. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3309 - COLORADO OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 50 [177418]

About 50 Colorado oil stocks, c. 1914-55, mostly older. Lorado Oil & Gas, United Petroleum, Primero OIl and Gas,Out West Petroleum, Pelican Gas, Wyoming Blackfoot, Venture Oil, Mile High, Lone Star, Apex Refining, Wyoming Peerless etc. See photo. A few condition issues. Colorado Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3310 - LOUISIANA OIL STOCKS IN BULK, 50 [177139]

About 50 issued Louisiana oil stocks in bulk with duplicates. c. 1919-68. Service Oil, Homer Union Petroleum, Southcam Petroleum, Royal American-brown and blue. A few have condition issues, see photo. Louisiana Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3311 - ANN ARBOR & WEST VIRGINIA OIL & MINING STOCK 1867 [145733]

Cert. #45, issued for 20 shares at Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1867. Issued to S.A. Mattison and signed by E.O. Haven as president and J.H. Burleson as secretary. Oilfield with derrick, tank and barrels with workers. Black print on creme. Calvert & Co. Lith. Detroit. The Ann Arbor and West Virginia Oil and Mining Company was organized and incorporated January 13th , 1866 , in accordance with the general law of Michigan for the incorporation of manufacturing and mining companies . Although mining is in the company name, we believe this company was in the petroleum business in West Virginia. Commercial oil and gas production in W. Virginia began around 1859 and the Volcano oil field was discovered in 1860. The company was located at Wetzel, West Virginia. VF with extra folds. Uncanceled. Ann Arbor Michigan

Lot: 3312 - NEVADA OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 19 DIFFERENT [176615]

19 different c. 1907-61 Nevada oil stocks. Some or most are for oil fields in eastern Nevada such as Railroad Valley. Some are Nevada incorporations for California oil fields while others may be wholesale petroleum companies. Sunburst, Nicaragua, Western Oil, Weaver Oil, Neva-Oakland, Paramount, Pet, Virgin River, Utah Petroleum, Oil Prospectors etc. Nevada Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3313 - PLAINFIELD PETROLEUM STOCK, 1865 [177133]

Issued with no name 1865 Plainfield Petroleum with small derrick vignette. Edge issues, left side is incomplete. Please inspect. New Jersey Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3314 - PLAINFIELD PETROLEUM STOCK, 1865 [177149]

Issued with no name 1865 Plainfield Petroleum with derrick vignette and 25c Washington entry of goods adhesive revenue stamp, which is an unusual choice of stamp. New Jersey Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3315 - HEYDRICK OIL OF NY STOCK, 1866 [177138]

Issued Heydrick Oil of New York, 1866 with brown 25c Washington internal revenue adhesive stamp. Derrick and barrel vignette. New York Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3316 - NEW YORK & CONNECTICUT PETROLEUM STOCK, 1865 [177258]

Issued 1865 New York & Connecticut Petroleum stock with derrick vignette. 25c brown Washington adhesive internal revenue stamp. New York Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3317 - OHIO AMBER OIL STOCK, 1866 [176946]

Issued 1866 Ohio Amber Oil stock. We could not find any info on this company. Ohio Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3318 - OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS OIL STOCKS, 33 DIFFERENT [176616]

33 different c. 1921-29 oil mostly stocks. Peer, Prime, Owenwood, T L Thompson, Texana, Southwest Texas, Smada, Standard Royalty, Star Tarheel etc. Oklahoma Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3319 - OKLAHOMA OIL STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION, SOME CC JULIAN SIGNATURES, 25 [177420]

About 25 Oklahoma oil stocks and bonds. 1x CC Julian Oil with CC Julian signature, "Julian Petroleum Corporation (nicknamed "Julian Pete") was a Los Angeles based oil company. It collapsed in 1927 amid large-scale fraud, taking over $150 million from 40,000 investors. Julian Petroleum was started by Courtney Chauncey ("C.C.") Julian in 1923. C.C. Julian had been successful the previous year in drilling for oil in Santa Fe Springs, California. The company sought out investors with colorful advertising such as: "Widows and Orphans, This Is No Investment for You! ... My appeal is addressed to people who can legitimately afford to take a chance." However, the California Corporations Commission began investigating the company for fraudulent sales promotions." from wilipedia. Also stocks from Rumsey, Swasey, Ozark, Post Oak Crude, Petron, Uncle Sam, Crusader, Amalgamated, Southern States etc. See photo. Oklahoma Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3320 - OKLAHOMA OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 24 DIFFERENT [176624]

23 different Oklahoma oil stocks and 1 bond, c. 1907-61, mostly older. Ozark, Uncle Sam, Tolter,Terriokla, Nelson, Norman, Tomlinson, Petron, Proctor, Post Oak Crude, Perpetual Royalty,-2" tear, Oklahoma Oil, Osage Nation, Osage Oil, Rumsey etc. Oklahoma Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3321 - PERKIOMEN OIL STOCK, 1865 [177132]

Issued 1865 Perkiomen Oil with unusual green and black derrick vignettes, brown 25c Washington internal revenue adhesive stamp. Perkiomen Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3322 - KINGSLAND OIL STOCK, 1864 [177146]

Issued 1864 Kingsland Oil with nice river vignette and 25c adhesive internal venue stamp. Venago County Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3323 - MCCLINTOCKVILLE PETROLEUM, 2 BEAUTIES, 1864-73 [177140]

2 beautiful issued McClinockville Petroleum stocks. 1864 buff and 1873 purple. Both have great bridge and McClintock House vignette. One of my favorites from the Prag oil stock collection-GB Venago County Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3324 - STAR OIL STOCK WITH GREAT VIGNETTE, 1864 [176944]

Issued 1864 Star Oil with great vignette with multiple stars and derrick. Brown 25c adhesive revenue stamp. Venago County Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3325 - LINDEN OIL STOCK WITH NICE VIGNETTES, 1865 [177142]

Issued 1865 Linden Oil stock with 2 nice derrick vignettes and 25c adhesive POA stamp. Good looking stock. Venango County Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3326 - PHILADELPHIA & SUGAR CREEK OIL STOCK, 1865 [177130]

Issued 1865 Philadelphia Creek Oil with unusual derrick vignette and 25c brown Washington POA adhesive stamp. Venango County Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3327 - EARLY PENNSYLVANIA GAS STOCK, 1845 [177141]

Issued 1845 Northern Liberties Gas stock. Water stain, please inspect. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3328 - NIAGARA OIL CO. OF PENNSYLVANIA STOCKS, 25 [177136]

About 25 u/i Niagara Oil Co. of Pennsylvania stocks, c. 1870's. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3329 - PENNSYLVANIA IMPERIAL OIL STOCK, 1865 [176947]

Issued 1865 Pennsylvania Imperial Oil stock with adhesive revenue stamp. Large vignette with Pennsylvania state seal. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3330 - PHOENIX OIL & LAND STOCKS, 25 [177135]

About 25 or more unissued Phoenix Oil and Land Stocks, c. 1870's. Derricks vignette. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3331 - ROME & MAPLE CREEK OIL & COAL STOCK, 1865 [177131]

Issued 1865 Rome & Maple Creek Oil & Coal with prospector and derrick vignettes. Brown 25c Washington adhesive protest stamp. Fair + condition, please inspect. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3332 - ROSS OIL STOCK, 1865 [177144]

Issued 1865 Ross Oil with 2 nice derrick vignettes. Left edge trimmed, right crease, light foxing. please inspect. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3333 - TIONESTA AND SUGAR CREEK OIL STOCK, 1865 [177145]

Issued green 1865 Tionoga Oil with 2 nice derrick vignettes and 25c internal revenue adhesive stamp. The green color makes this stock stand out. Pennsylvania Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3334 - TEXAS OIL COLLECTION, 120 DIFFERENT STOCKS [177410]

About 120 different Texas oil stocks, c. 1902-71, mostly older. Ranger and Burkburnett, Beatty, Cedar Rapids & Marion, Hoskins, Jess Hickey, Lane, New Tuxpam Star, Louisiana Stephens, Mutual Oil, Union National, Stanton etc. See photo for more. Some condition issues. Texas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3335 - TEXAS OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 1920, 18 [176618]

1919 was the "break-out" year for Texas oil stocks. Production ramped up in 1918-19 and 1920 was nearly as popular! Here are 18 1920 oil stocks. Ranger, Texas Ranger, Tex La Homa, Texas Homer, Tu Tex, Texas United, Texas Chief, Texas Amalgamated etc. Texas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3336 - TEXAS OIL STOCK COLLECTION, POST CRASH, 80 [177412]

About 80 post stock market crash Texas oil stocks with duplicates. About 50 Sunray Oil in green and blue c. 1965. Humble Oil, Sun, McCormick, Hoffman Pyramid, Jess Hickey ertc. See photo. Texas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3337 - TEXAS OIL STOCKS WITH VIGNETTES, 25 [177413]

About 25 Texas oil stocks with vignettes, c. 1902-22. Ranger Vindicator, Royal, Texanna, Tuxpan Star, Comanche County, Hoffman Pyramid, Louisiana Stephens, High Island Mineral, Kaltenbach etc. See photo, some condition issues. Texas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3338 - TEXAS OIL STOCKS, 10 [176940]

10 issued Texas oil stocks. 1971 Caribou, 1923 Evangeline, 1902 Henderson County, 1928 Randall County, 1947 Reilly, 1907 Sabine, 1920 and 1921 Texas Ranger Producing, 1919 Toyah, 1954 Texas Southern. Texas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3339 - TEXAS OIL STOCKS, 1919, 22 DIFFERENT [176617]

1919 was the "break-out" year for Texas oil stocks. Production ramped up in 1918-19 and 1920 was nearly as popular! Here are 22 different 1919 Texas oil stocks. Ranger Central, Rainbow, Sunshine, Silver Burk, Texana, Texas Crude, Texas Petroleum, Tex La Homa, Ocean, Pope, West Columbia Trans Pecos etc. Texas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3340 - TEXAS PRE CRASH OIL STOCKS, 30 [177411]

About 30 c. 1902-28 pre stock market crash Texas oil stocks. Cedar Rapids & Marion, Beaty, E S Hansberger, Cox Realization, Lucky Dime, Stanton, Revere, Becky Sharp, One Penny, etc. See photo. Texas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3341 - OLD DOMINION OIL STOCK WITH NICE VIGNETTES, 1865 [177143]

Issued 1865 Old Dominion Oil with 2 nice derrick vignettes. Good looking stock. 25c adhesive warehouse stamp. Doddridge County West Virginia Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3342 - BULL CREEK OIL STOCK, 1864 [177134]

Issued 1864, distinctive blue slate ink, Bull Creek Oil with derrick vignette and brown Washington 25c life insurance adhesive revenue stamp. Unusual stamp for an oil stock! Interesting addition for you collection. Left side toning. Pleasants County West Virginia Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3343 - WYOMING OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 17 DIFFERENT [176613]

17 different c. 1902-27 Wyoming oil stocks from this important oil region. Winona, Wyoming Gas and Oil Wells, Wellington Oil and Gas, Wyoming Gulf Sulfur, Wood Petroleum, Wyoming Range Oil, North Central Oil, Traders Petroleum etc. Wyoming Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3344 - WYOMING OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 28 [177421]

28 Wyoming oil stocks, c. 1919-56, mostly older. Biery, Hutton Lake, Lance creek-taped, Marine Oil, Casper Range, Lusk, Mexico Wyoming, Southwest Oil etc. See photo. Wyoming Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3345 - CHARLES PRATT & CO. STOCK W/ PRATT & ROGERS SIGNATURES [178979]

Issued/cancelled 1883 Charles Pratt & Co. stock. Signed by Charles Pratt as secretary. He lived 1830-91 and was a US petroleum pioneer who got involved with Standard Oil. Signed by Henry H Rogers as president. He lived 1840-1909 and invented a process to separate naphtha from petroleum and was involved with Standard Oil. Both signature have heavy cancels. Upper right chip.

Lot: 3346 - COMMERCIAL OIL & GAS STOCKS & 1 BOND, 30 [177422]

About 30 commercial oil and gas company stocks and 1 bond, c. 1917-69, mostly older. Stocks-Allied Mission, Penn Beaver, Baruch Oil, Century, American Oil, Pitts Port, Mutual Cooperative, Prudential, Harris Cons., Unique Oil, Sinclair, Republic, Lewis etc. Bond-Socony Mobil. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3347 - GREAT VALLEY OIL AND LAND STOCK, #1 1865 [176948]

Issued #1 1865 Great Valley Oil and Land with nice barrel vignette. Adhesive revenue stamp. Corner pinholes. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3348 - MIDWEST & EASTERN OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 25 [176943]

About 25 Eastern and Midwest oil stocks. Uncle Sam, Sun, Sunasco, Sequoyah, Reiter Foster, Red Bank, Pontotoc, Piney Run, North European, Moore Tex, Lane Wells etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3349 - NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA PETROLEUM STOCK, 1865 [177148]

Issued 1865 New York & Philadelphia Petroleum with derrick vignette, corral under print and wrinkled 25c Washington POA adhesive stamp. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3350 - OIL - ARK., MO., ILL., IOWA, IND. STOCK GROUP (12) [177320]

Collection of a dozen stock certificates related to the oil industry in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana, c1903-39. Includes nine oil companies, six certs with oil well vignettes. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3351 - OIL - BOND BERGEN OIL & COAL (1865) [177323]

A $500 mortgage Bond of the Bergen Oil & Coal Co. No. 102, issued 1865, signed by President and Secretary (illegible), with four revenue stamps and list of payments with signatures. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3352 - OIL - CALIF. MAJOR STOCK & BOND COLLECTION (@ 56) [177281]

A major collection of approximately 56 different stocks (with two bonds) related to the California oil industry, c1899-1983. Several revenue stamps. Great variety, with all different companies. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3353 - OIL - CALIFORNIA EARLY STOCK GROUP (21) [177229]

A nice early group of 21 California Oil Land Investment Company stock certificates, c1901, incorp. 1900 in South Dakota, vignette of oil wells and steam train, 4 issued, 17 unissued, with a portion of an extensive journal written in 1914-1915 on the backs of each certificate. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3354 - OIL - HUGE LOT COLLECTION OF STOCK & BONDS (OVER 100) [177280]

Deal of the Day!!! A huge lot of oil related stock certificates includes five bonds for Inter-State Oil Company, incorp. NJ, unissued, c1899; and approx 64 wide variety c1903-41, most issued/canceled, some duplicates. Also included are more than 50 unissued Babcock Oil Company, incorp. Maine, c19XX. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3355 - OIL - KANSAS STOCKS AND BONDS COLLECTION (56) [177322]

A collection of 56 includes 46 stock certificates and 10 bonds related to the State of Kansas oil industry, c1908-23. Some duplicates with 22 different companies and varied styles. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3356 - OIL - LACY FARM NY STOCK CERT (1865) [177324]

The Lacy Farm Oil Company, of New York City, No. 31, 50 shares, incorporated and issued 1865, signed by President Wm. B. Asten and Treasurer G.L. Haight, revenue stamp and vignettes of Native American, and of oil wells, workers and river. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3357 - OIL - LOS ANGELES BASIN 2 FIELDS STOCK GROUP (13) [177282]

A group of 13 different stock certificates related to the oil industry, with different companies from two fields within the Los Angeles basin, c1906-47. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3358 - OIL - NEW MEXICO STOCK (42, WITH DUPLICATES) [177286]

A lot of 42 stock certificates related to the New Mexico oil industry, c1916-48. Includes duplicates, with Babcock Oil Company unused group (20). See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3359 - OIL - OHIO STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION (29) [177321]

A collection of 29 includes 28 stock certificates and one bond from the oil industry, incorp Ohio, c1902-68. Some duplicates, includes eight different companies. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3360 - OIL - PENNSYLVANIA STOCK COLLECTION 1800-1900S (22) [177283]

A lot of 22 different stock certificates related to oil companies incorporated in Pennsylvania, c1897-1955, with two unissued c186X and 187X. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3361 - OIL - REFINERIES STOCK BONDS POST-1900S (22) [177284]

A group of 22 different stock certificates, with two bonds, related to oil refineries, c1917-37. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3362 - OIL - UTAH STOCK GROUP (43) [177287]

A group of 43 stock certificates related to the Utah oil industry, c1904-58. Has duplicates. Includes approx. 14 different companies. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3363 - OIL PRODUCTS AND PARTS STOCKS AND 1 BOND, 25 [177424]

24 stocks and 1 bond, c. 1897-1977, mostly older. Stocks-Manhattan Oil, Buffalo Pipe Link, Vapor Phase, Bound Brook Electric Light, Heat and Power, Victoria Oil, Central Fuel Oil etc. Bond-Kerr-McGee oil. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3364 - OMAHA OIL CO. STOCK CERT. (1883) [177289]

Omaha Oil Company, incorp Neb., No. 137, 1 share issued 1883, signed by president and secretary (illegible). Nice cert. with vignette of oil wells and refinery. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3365 - SHERMAN & BARNSDALE OIL STOCK [176945]

I/C 1865 Sherman & Barnsdale Oil with nice barrels vignette. 3 spot stains on bottom. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3366 - WESTERN OIL STOCK COLLECTION, 14 [176941]

Issued-1923 Sol Dur, 1910 Piedmont with small tears, 1909 Pacific Gas, Southbridge Oil with .3" hole and tears, 1920 and 1922 Uinta, 1929 Bergdahl, 1927 Beaverhead Alberta, 1924 Cons. American, 1902 Great Western, 1920 Long Horn with corner chips and wrinkles, 1914 Moab. U/I-Gas Turbine, Callano. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3367 - RAILROAD BANKNOTE COMPANY PROOFS (8) [155845]

Lot of 8 different. Includes: Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad ($1,000 bond end, Kendall Bank Note); Philadelphia & Reading RR ($100 bond end, ABN); Peoria Terminal Railway Company ($1,000 bond end pieces, ABN); Coeur D'Alene railroad scene; and 4 smaller allegorical figures. Largest is 9 x 8"; smallest is 2.75 x 2". Used on stocks and banknotes.

Lot: 3368 - KLONDIKE MINES RAILWAY BOND, 1907, VERY RARE! [177035]

Very rare 1907 Klondike Mines Railway bond with all coupons. Access to Dawson. Alaska Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3369 - BODIE AND BENTON RAILWAY BOND, 1886 [178006]

Issued 1886 Bodie and Benton Railway bond. Interestingly this is one of the few US railroads that was completely unconnected with any other railroad. Bodie California Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3370 - BODIE AND BENTON RAILWAY BOND, 1886 [176338]

I/C Bodie and Benton Railway and Commercial bond. $1000 gold coin, 1886. Nice rail and lumber vignette. Bodie California

Lot: 3371 - SARATOGA & ALMADEN RAILROAD COMPANY BOND CERTIFICATE, 1885 [145714]

Scarce, California railroad bond from the Saratoga & Almaden Railroad Company issued in 1885 for $500. Cert. #132. Twenty year gold bond, 6% interest. Forty coupons attached at the right. Signed by D.M. Pyle as president. Britton & Rey, S.F. Lithographer. In 1884, it was planned that a railroad be built from Murphy's station along the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks to Saratoga, with the long-term goal of building a collective 22 miles of track in order to reach the mines of New Almaden. At least five miles of track were laid,] and the railroad was likely built from Murphy's station all the way to Saratoga. If this were the case, the name "Saratoga and Almaden Railroad" may have been chosen to garner support for the unbuilt section of the line. The bond has some browning on the coupons, but otherwise fine. Uncanceled. New Almaden California

Lot: 3372 - CALIFORNIA EASTERN EXTENSION RAILROAD COMPANY BOND, 1859 [155354]

Very rare. $1,000 bond. No. 61. Oct. 1st, 1859. The company owes the money to A. Boody of New York and James Lawrence English of Sacramento. "Borrowed to aid in the construction of their Rail Road from a point on the California Central Railroad near to Auburn Ravine on said Road, eastwardly to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the County of Placer..." Signed by president Edward McLean and secretary J.L. Trask. Not cancelled. Black border with a vignette of George Washington and another man. Great larger vignette of train passing by river in the mountains where men are prospecting. Smaller vignettes of eagle and allegorical scene. Lith. of Britton & Co., San Francisco. 39 coupons remaining. Folds. 21 x 15.5" The California Eastern Extension Railroad was to run 15 miles from Lincoln to Auburn, California. The company purchased a townsite near Gold Hill which was to be developed east of Lincoln. When other railroads arrived in California, they were unable to raise the necessary funding for completing the construction. Theodore Dehone Judah was the chief engineer for the California Central Railroad. He later convinced a certain group of Sacramento merchants (Huntington, Hopkins, Stanford, and Crocker) to fund the Central Pacific RR. Placer County California

Lot: 3373 - SACRAMENTO VALLEY RAILROAD BOND & EARLY VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO [146234]

Lot of two items related to early Sacramento and San Francisco history. A) Framed bond certificate from the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Company. This certificate acknowledges that the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Co. was indebted to Danforth N. Barney of the City of New York for 1,000 dollars in gold coin. This bond was issued in 1864 and is signed by the president of the company, Charles E. McLane. There are also about 30 fifty dollar coupons attached to the bottom of this certificate, all signed by McLane. This certificate has a very nice vignette of a train in the Sacramento Valley. Overall, the certificate is in good condition, there is some discoloration in the top right corner. Overall size of frame is 21 x 17 inches. B) Reproduction print of View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena, 1846-7, before the discovery of gold. This image shows how San Francisco would have looked prior to March 1847. It shows several merchant ships in the harbor and several small buildings and streets on the hillside. All of the ships and building are labelled with letters that correspond to their names at the bottom of the print. Overall size is 37 x 25 inches. San Francisco & Sacramento California

Lot: 3374 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RAILROAD STOCK PAIR [176937]

I/C 1889 Yreka Railroad with nice train vignette. Issued 1967 Shasta McCloud Steam Rail Tours. Yreka/Shasta California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3375 - YUBA RAIL ROAD COMPANY BOND 1866 [155379]

$1,000 bond to be paid in gold coin in 1886. Dateline Marysville, July 11th, 1866. Signed by Chairman Board of Supervisors Wm. Carpenter, County Auditor Crane, County Treasurer Hartwell, and County Clerk DE Arnold. Not cancelled. Black border and print. Three allegorical vignettes. Britton & Co. 29 coupons attached. 17.5 x 15" Folds, creases. This company was organized in 1862 with the purpose of constructing a railroad from Lincoln, Placer County, to Marysville, Yuba County, as an extension of the California Central Railroad. Its first president was Samuel Brannan. In 1866, FM Pixley was the new president, and 17.5 of 24.5 miles were completed. Yuba County California

Lot: 3376 - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA RAILROAD STOCKS AND 1 BOND, 8 [177029]

8 stocks-Minarets and Western, 1922 Sacramento Northern, 1927 Sacramento Tie, Oakdale Western, 1945 green and blue St Louis-San Francisco, Nevada County Traction. Bond-1911 Sacramento and Woodland. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3377 - FORT WORTH & DENVER CITY RAILWAY STOCK 1889 [175145]

Stock Certificate from the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Co., issued in 1889, printed by Sackett & Wilhelms Litho Co. NY, size 9.25 by 14.25 inches, in Excellent condition, specimen. Beautiful Bond. Highly collectible. Vignette of train , passing station. $1000 5% equipment trust bond. Ornate brown border and under print. Full sheet of coupons attached. Has been folded but unissued specimen in otherwise excellent condition. Started construction in 1881 with Grenville M. Dodge behind the project. By 1887, it had reached Amarillo. In 1888, it connected with the Denver & New Orleans Railroad in Union Park, which completed its service to Denver. Colorado

Lot: 3378 - THE SILVERTON, GLADSTONE AND NORTHERLY RAILROAD COMPANY BOND. (SGNRR) [173386]

Incorp. April, 1899 Silverton, Co. #69 of 292, I/U, $500 First Mortgage, 6% gold bearer bond issued August 1, 1899, due 1919. Signed by pres. and treas. Green border , black printing, "$500" green underprint, top center vignette 4-4-0 left to right w/pullman cars, embossed corp. seal bottom left, 17 coupons attached. VF cond some discoloration at the folds. Built buy the owners of the Gold King Mine. Originally thought to be built by Otto Mears, he only built two SNRR and the SRR after which he became disinterested in Colorado RR. Mears turned down the Gold King request to build, but Mears did eventually own the SGNRR which became the second longest lived RR of the SIlverton area. Read entire story : https://www.narrowgauge.org/ncmap/excur2_silverton_gladstone_northerly_railroad_history.html Colorado 1899 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3379 - CHICAGO RAILROADS STOCK & BOND GROUP 1880-1901 [155838]

Lot of 8. 1) Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company. $5,000 bond issued in 1880, punch cancelled. Brown border, black print and train/ship vignettes. Printed by ABN. Scarce bond in very good condition. 8.75 x 12.5" 2) Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. Three different stocks. Issued 1893-1901. All punch cancelled. Locomotive vignette and either brown, black, or orange border. ABN. 3) Chicago and Alton Railroad Company. Four $1,000 bonds issued in 1899. Punch cancelled. Green border, black print, and locomotive and eagle vignettes. Printed by ABN. Each has partial sheet of coupons. 15 x 10" Chicago Illinois

Lot: 3380 - ILLINOIS RAILROAD COLLECTION (4) [140197]

Lot of four. 1) Peoria & Bureau Valley. The railroad of the Peoria and Bureau Valley is a single-track, standard-gauge, steam railroad, located entirely in Illinois, and extending from Bureau to Peoria, 46.946 miles. #298 1856. Cancelled. Native Americans looking at passing train vignette. 2) Peoria and Pekin. #134. 1906. Steam locomotive vignette. 3) Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana. # 55. 1916. 4) Belt Rail Road & Stock Yard. #92. 1890. Cancelled. Steam train, depot and town vignette. Illinois

Lot: 3381 - INDIANA SOUTHERN RAILWAY BOND - TILDEN SIGNATURE 1866 [130680]

Signed by presidential candidate Samuel Tilden (S. J. Tilden). Samuel Jones Tilden was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for president in the disputed election of 1876. $1,000 1st Mortgage Bond for Indiana Southern Railway Co. Certificate # 8507. Grey border, adhesive orange company seal. Coupons 2 - 60 still attached. Bond in excellent condition. Vignettes 1) top middle of train in foreground on tracks, with body of water with bridge over it and mountains in background 2) top left man with flag and seated woman 3) top right woman with scythe dropping flowers on seated man with tool. Indiana Southern Railroad operates 186 miles of track from Indianapolis to Evansville. From Mars Hill (a neighborhood on the southwest side of Indianapolis) southwest through Martinsville and Spencer to Bee Hunter in Greene County. Indiana

Lot: 3382 - NEW ORLEANS, MOBILE, & TEXAS RAILROAD CO. BOND WITH IMPRINTED REVENUE 1872 [167921]

$1,000 bond issued in 1872. Signed by the president and treasurer. Not cancelled. RN-U4 imprinted revenue stamp. Two vignettes: bald eagle on shield (top center) and small locomotive (bottom center). Printed by Henry Seibert & Bros., NY. 67 coupons attached. 23 x 16" Construction of the railroad between Mobile and New Orleans was started by the New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga Railroad in 1869, and it was completed in 1871. That year, the name of the railroad was changed to the New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad leased the NOM&C on May 8, 1880, and bought the railroad at a mortgage foreclosure sale on October 5, 1881. New Orleans Louisiana

Lot: 3383 - WESTERN MARYLAND RAILROAD CO BOND 1917 [172182]

B77b. Incorp 1917 State of Maryland. I/C , #X774, $10,000, First Mortgage, 4%, 50 yr registered gold bond, issued to John D. Rockefeller June 4, 1917, cancelled 1919. Signed by Asst secretary and Vive President sig. not legible. Black, imprinted seal, vignette train (4-4-0) l-r passing field in box, "$10,000" in gray underprint, revenue stamp upper left. Printer International Bank Note Co. 9 x 13" John D Rockefeller (1839 [x=#8211/] 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist and is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, having made his fortune through the Standard Oil Company. Maryland Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3384 - SOMERVILLE HORSE RAILROAD COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATES [143709]

47 total certificates. There are four certificates that may be signed by Henry Melville Whitney, who was an American industrialist, the founder of the West End Street Railway Company of Boston, Massachusetts, and later the Dominion Coal Company Ltd. and the Dominion Iron and Steel Company Ltd. of Sydney, Nova Scotia. All signed and cancelled by either Josiah L. Bennet or S.E. Sewell as acting presidents; also signed by treasurers but they are hole punched cancelled over the names. There is two with revenue stamps; all in fair condition, some discoloration and water stains. Massachusetts 1800's

Lot: 3385 - FLINT & PERE MARQUETTE RAILWAY COLLECTION WITH REVENUES, 10 [176939]

Issued stocks-1888 brown, 1885 green, 1889 brown, 1884 corral. Unissued brown, orange, buff. Bonds-1868 $100 with 2 imprinted revenues with bottom stain and tear, 1887 equipment bond, 1873 construction bond. Michigan Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3386 - FLINT AND PERE MARQUETTE RAILWAY BONDS, 3 DIFFERENT COLORS [176938]

Red, green and pinkish 2x 1868 and 1871 Flint and Pere Marquette bonds with 2 different imprinted revenue stamps. Michigan Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3387 - CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD WAYBILLS, 1879, 4 [178007]

4 1879 Central Pacific Railroad waybills to Carson. The route of the CPRR was from Carson to Carson and Colorado RR, then to Bodie. Carson City Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3388 - EUREKA & PALISADE RAILROAD COMPANY BOND 1901 [165783]

Rare. Negotiable Certificate Receipt for First Mortgage Bond, $1,000, 1901. Issued to Frank Mills. Signed by the secretary Hellman. Green border and black print, stamp cancelled. 8.75 x 12" Folds. The Eureka & Palisade Railroad was a narrow gauge railroad built from 1873-1875 between Palisade and Eureka, NV, about 85 miles. Railroad built to connect Eureka, the center of a rich silver mining area, with Palisade which connected the national railway network. Due to financial concerns and reorganizations railroad became "Eureka and Palisade Railway" and then "Eureka Nevada Railway." John Sexton, manager of the line, tried to keep line running but it succumbed to the effects of flood, fire, competing road traffic, and dwindling amounts of ore extracted in Eureka. Eureka Nevada 1901 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3389 - NEVADA COPPER BELT RAILROAD BOND CERTIFICATE, MASON VALLEY, 1909 [145726]

Cert. #564, $500, 6%, Mortgage Bond from this Nevada railroad company. The bond was issued in 1909 and signed by the company officers, L.H. Curtis and W.C. Orem. The Nevada-Douglas Copper Company owned a 1/2 interest in this company. This standard gauge line was to run 41 miles when complete, from the Mason Valley Smelter through Mason and Smith Valleys. Then it was to connect with the Southern Pacific at Wabuska. Expected completion of the line was expected to be in 1911. The company's equipment included 2 locomotives and 45 fifty-ton ore cars. There are no remaining coupons as the company paid dividends through 1940. Mason Valley Nevada

Lot: 3390 - VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE RAILROAD BOND WITH WILLIAM SHARON SIGNATURE [178521]

Issued 1874 Virginia and Truckee Railroad bond with William Sharon signature. Sharon was one of the most powerful men on the Comstock, running the Bank of California for William Ralston. The bank made a fortune by loaning to mining companies and then seizing their properties when they defaulted. Sharon was instrumental in the creation of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, which he wanted to connect the Comstock with the ore mills he owned along the Carson River (with Ralston). Later in life, he also served as a U.S. senator. Some foxing. Virginia City Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3391 - V & T RAILROAD BOND W/WILLIAM SHARON SIGNATURE [176336]

I/C Virginia and Truckee Railroad bond, $1000 1874 with clear Willian Sharon signature. "William Tang Sharon (January 9, 1821 [x=#8211/] November 13, 1885) was a United States senator, banker, and business owner from Nevada who profited from the Comstock Lode. Sharon was a business partner of Darius Mills and William Ralston, as well as the Nevada agent for the Bank of California. The bank profited greatly from loaning money to mining and milling operations and then foreclosing on those operations when the owners defaulted. The Bank of California owned mines as well as reduction mills, which Sharon controlled. In his efforts to monopolize the Comstock mining region, Sharon directed mined ore be sent to this mill or that, and affectively [x=#8220/]starved out[x=#8221/] competition, i.e. those who had come to the bank for loans. The bank also built and owned the famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad." from wikipedia Nevada

Lot: 3392 - CERRILLOS COAL RAILROAD STOCK, 1896, RARE [177026]

Rare 1896 Territory of New Mexico issued Cerrillos Coal Railroad stock New Mexico Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3393 - NEW YORK CABLE RAILWAY BOND, 1884 [130694]

#3692 issued in 1884. Extremely large 45x18Ó and in extremely nice condition. Coupons 3-82 attached. Signed by president WC Andrews an important Director and large shareholder in Standard Oil. The Patent Trust formed the New York Cable Railway in 1883 with a plan to build a system of 29 lines. This system would have included three major uptown lines running on embankments. The mayor vetoed its franchise in 1885. The company continued to push until 1890, but without success. New York

Lot: 3394 - RAILROAD STOCKS- NORTH CAROLINA (2) [142825]

Raleigh and Gaston Rail Road Company. #756 for 10 shares issued to trustee Welton. President's name has been hole punch cancelled. Small vignette of man and or train. The Raleigh and Augusta Air Line Railroad dates back to the early 1850s, when the line was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly as the Chatham Railroad in February 1851. In 1871, it changed its name to the Raleigh and Augusta Air Line Railroad. They wanted to build a line from Raleigh to Augusta, Georgia, through Columbia, South Carolina. However, it never progressed past the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, where it met the Palmetto Railroad. Also, Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line. #1939 for 25 shares issued in 1890. Steam train leaving round house vignette. The Raleigh and Augusta Air Line Railroad dates back to the early 1850s, when the line was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly as the Chatham Railroad in February 1851. In 1871, it changed its name to the Raleigh and Augusta Air Line Railroad. They wanted to build a line from Raleigh to Augusta, Georgia, through Columbia, South Carolina. However, it never progressed past the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, where it met the Palmetto Railroad. North Carolina

Lot: 3395 - COLUMBUS & XENIA RAILROAD CO STOCKS (4) 1915-1917 [155814]

Lot of 4 stocks, issued 1915-1917. All have the same design: black border and print and locomotive vignette. Inc. in Ohio. Signed by president Platt (x3) and one by vice president Taylor. All have adhesive revenue stamps attached to either front or back. Line opened in 1850. Connected Columbus and Xenia, Ohio. It was succeeded by the Little Miami Railroad. Columbus Ohio

Lot: 3396 - PHILADELPHIA AND EASTON RAILWAY BOND 1904 [130697]

Philadelphia and Easton Railway Company $1000 5% 40 year bond, signed by president Rosenberger(?), #448. Nice Railway Car vignette. All 80 coupons attached. Light discoloration throughout. Pennsylvania

Lot: 3397 - SOUTHERN UTAH RAILROAD, 2 DIFFERENT I/U STOCKS [177027]

I/U 1924 dark orange, 1908 light orange. Utah Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3398 - UTAH RAILROAD STOCKS AND BONDS, 5 [177080]

Stocks-1920 National Coal Railway, 1917 Helper Western, 1913 Clark Metal Tie and Rail-interesting new and old rail vignette. Bond-1926 Utah Idaho Central, u/i 1898Utah Central. Utah Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3399 - UTAH RAPID TRANSIT UNCANCELED BOND, 1920 [177028]

1920 uncanceled Utah Rapid Transit bond. All coupons attached in unusual back "booklet" style. Utah Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3400 - WASHINGTON RAILROAD STOCK AND BOND TRIO [177025]

3 issued. Stocks-1890 Belt Line Electric, 1916 Methow Valley & Eastern. Bond-1931 Seattle and Rainier Valley. Washington Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3401 - GENERAL JOHN C FREMONT SIGNATURE ON 1872 STOCK [179058]

Cincinnati Railway Tunnel 1872 stock with General J C Fremont signature on verso. "John Charles FrÈmont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 [x=#8211/] July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a United States senator from California and was the first Republican nominee for president of the U.S. in 1856 and founder of the California Republican Party when he was nominated. He lost the election to Democrat James Buchanan when the vote was split by Know Nothings." from wikipedia

Lot: 3402 - AMERICAN RAILROAD STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION, 45, POST 1900 [174772]

About 40 or more post 1900 US railroad stocks and a few bonds. Philadelphia Rapid Transit, Bush Terminal, Miller Train Control,Missouri, Kansas and Texas, Wheeling and Lake Erie, several Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul RR of South Dakota etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3403 - CHICAGO ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILWAY CO BOND 1891 1 CERT [175256]

Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railway Co, Incorp Illinois and Iowa, 30 year debenture Bond, No. 53, $5000, signed by president and secretary (illegible) 1891, 14x10", i/c, 1 cert Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3404 - DENVER, NORTHWESTERN AND PACIFIC RAILWAY BOND, 1902 [177030]

Rare u/i Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway bond. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3405 - MORRIS AND ESSEX RAILROAD CO STOCK 1945 1 CERT [176000]

Morris and Essex Railroad Co, Stock, incorporated NY, No. O2612, 60 shares issued to Montgomery Scott & Co, 1945, signed by authorized officer (illegible), 12x8", I/c, 1 cert Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3406 - NEVADA AND OREGON RAILROAD STOCK AND BOND [178064]

Unissued dated 1881 Nevada and Oregon Railroad stock and bond. Stock has 2.25" and 1" right crease tears, bond has .5" horizontal crease chip and thick backing paper. Please inspect.

Lot: 3407 - NEVADA-CALIFORNIA-OREGON RAILWAY SPECIMEN BOND, VERY RARE [178066]

Unissued specimen bond, 1891. Rare and possibly unique.

Lot: 3408 - P.C.C. & ST. L. RAILROAD CO. BOND DUPES (@100) [178809]

A collection of approximately 100 bonds for The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company, c1920. $1000 Bonds, General Mortgage, Five Per Cent Gold Bond, Series A. Due June 1, 1970. Canceled, with beautiful vignette of steam engine and railroad workers. Please see photo(s) for more details. Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3409 - RAILROAD STOCKS, 10, C. 1852-59 [174767]

10 c. 1852-59 railroad stocks. 1856 Raleigh and Gaston, 1854 North Lebanon, 1856 Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula-3 small verso tape repairs, 1857 Evansville and Crawfordsville, 1857 Lyken Valley, 1852 Mobile and Ohio, 1858 Georgia RR and Banking, 1859 Malden and Melrose, 1854? Sullivan RR, 1850 Cleveland, Painesville & Ashtabula. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3410 - RAILROAD STOCKS, 3 AND 2 BONDS, C. 1852-70 [174771]

2 railroad bonds-1877 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans $1000, 1852 Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula, $1000-no coupons and 3" vertical bottom seam tear. Stocks-1870 West Springfield Academy. 1870 Evansville and Crawfordsville, 1867 Lowell Horse RR. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3411 - RAILROAD STOCKS, 9, C. 1840-79 [171325]

8 railroad stocks, c. 1840-79, all issued. 2x Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern, 1876. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 1862. Mississippi and Missouri 1863. Milwaukee and St. Paul 1863. Northern Railroad 1848, 1849 and 1853. New York and New England 1870's.

Lot: 3412 - RAILROAD STOCKS, C. 1820'S-1850'S, 8 [174765]

8 railroad stocks. 6x Sullivan, 1828-53. 1837 Georgia Road & Banking. 1837 and 1839 New York, Providence & Boston. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3413 - UNISSUED RAILROAD STOCKS, 22 [171327]

22 pre 1900 unissued railroad stocks. Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific. Waverly Short Line. Newton & Monroe. Carthage, Watertown & Sackets Harbor. Fort Wayne and Elmwood. Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific. Chicago Elevated Terminal etc. Some have condition issues please inspect.

Lot: 3414 - VIRGINIA & TENNESSEE RR CO. INTEREST BOND, 1869 [159585]

The Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Company Interest Bond No. 203 for 1000 dollars. Issued on December 2, 1869. Signed by President, William Mahone, a Confederate General. The Virginia and Tennessee Railroad played an important role in supplying the Confederacy during the Civil War. Food and troops were moved from the capital of Richmond to the interior at Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Union took control of the railroad in 1864. Mahone took over after the Civil War. 12.25 x 8.25 inches. Good condition. Punch cancels through Mahone's signature and cut cancel on the left side.

Lot: 3415 - AMERICAN EXPRESS STOCK WITH FARGO & HOLLAND SIGNATURES [179060]

I/C 1873 American Express stock with signatures of Alex Holland and William Fargo.

Lot: 3416 - STEAMER STOCKS AND BONDS, 6 [177033]

Stocks Camden & Philadelphia Steamboat Ferry, Boston and Philadelphia Steamship, 1954 Cunard Steam Ship, 1933 Steamer Charles O Jenkins. Bonds-1908 Casco Bay & Harpswell, 1899 Central Hudson Steamboat. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3417 - GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE AND HIGHWAY DISTRICT BONDS 1932-35 [176560]

Lot of 4. Incorp. 1928 Calif. All are I/C. All are $1000. All have nice vignette of the Golden Gate spanning the bay entrance embossed seal, signed pres. and sect. Two bonds #5486 and 5491, , 4 3/4 % series A due July 1955, issued July 1932, green borders.. Two bonds #34795 and 34896, 3 3/4 % , series C due July 1971, issued July 1935. All are in very good condition and rare. Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation formed in 1928. Putting forth a proposal putting the issue to vote and passed by voters 1930 for $35 million bond to construct the bridge. All bonds were paid off in 1971 w/$39 million in interest being paid all from bridge tolls. San Francisco California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3418 - AMERICAN MERCHANTS UNION EXPRESS CO. STOCK 1867 [172180]

American Merchants Union Express Company stock certificate No. 577 for 50 shares, Issued to Ashton Kirchner, Dec 17 1868. Signed by Secretary, J. Knapp, President, William G. Fargo, and Treasurer, Ross. Two revenue stamps one five cent on front and one twenty-five cent stamp on back. Vignette Dockside warehouse w/four horse wagon front, train on left w/logo initials, ship leaving harbor on right. of dog top left and handshake bottom left. Printer John H. Duyckinck x 9.5 inches. Very fine condition, folds barely visible, one cancel hole and two cancel stamps dated 1871. This company was the consolidation of the American Express Company and the Merchants Union Express Company. Near the close of the Civil War, Merchants Union Express was created specifically to compete with American Express and the Wells-Fargo-Butterfield-Livingston business family. The companies merged on November 25, 1868. American Express Company New York New York Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3419 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK TRANSPORTATION STOCK, 1903 [178973]

I/C 1903 Yellowstone National Park Transportation stock with geyser vignette. Small upper right chip. Issued to H W Child. " Harry W. Child (1857[x=#8211/]1931) was an entrepreneur who managed development and ranching companies in southern Montana. He was most notable as a founder and longtime president of the Yellowstone Park Company, which provided accommodation and transportation to visitors to Yellowstone National Park from 1892 to 1980. Child was, with park superintendent and National Park Service administrator Horace Albright, singularly responsible for the development of the park as a tourist destination and for the construction of much of the park's visitor infrastructure." from wikipedia Yellowstone Montana

Lot: 3420 - UNITED STATES AUTOMOTIVE CORP. STOCK [176555]

Incorp. State od Delaware 1920. #E20344, I/U, One share common stock @ non-par valuation to Danniel G Staples Nov 22, 1921 signed V.P and sect. Grn border/blk prints w/"COMMON" in grn underprint, vignette upper left of minute man and LEXINGTON across mid section. embossed corp. seal. Hamilton BNC printer. punch holed for shares issued, attractive , cond is E.F. Originally started in Kentucky as the Lexington Motor Co. in 1909 by Kinzea Stone, the car had several forward innovations using the Ansted engine. Using this engine the Lexington won 1st and 2nd place in the 1920 Pikes Peak hill climb. In jan of 1920 at the New York Auto Show President Frank B. Ansted announced the formation of the United States Automotive Corp. by the $10 million merger of Lexington. Ansted Engineering, Connersville Foundry Corp. and the Teeter-Harley Motor Corp. The aftermath of WWI slowed production and the company went into receivership in 1923. Eventually purchased in 1927 by E.L. Cord Auburn Corp. phasing out the Lexington. Delaware 1921 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3421 - UNITED STATES AUTOMOTIVE CORP. STOCK [176556]

Incorp. State od Delaware 1920. #E20344, I/U, One share preferred stock @ non-par valuation,7% to Danniel G Staples Nov 22, 1921 signed pres. and sect. Orange border/blk prints w/""PREFERRED" in orange underprint, vignette upper left of minute man and LEXINGTON across mid section. embossed corp. seal. Hamilton BNC printer. punch holed for shares issued, attractive , cond is E.F. Originally started in Kentucky as the Lexington Motor Co. in 1909 by Kinzea Stone, the car had several forward innovations using the Ansted engine. Using this engine the Lexington won 1st and 2nd place in the 1920 Pikes Peak hill climb. In jan of 1920 at the New York Auto Show President Frank B. Ansted announced the formation of the United States Automotive Corp. by the $10 million merger of Lexington. Ansted Engineering, Connersville Foundry Corp. and the Teeter-Harley Motor Corp. The aftermath of WWI slowed production and the company went into receivership in 1923. Eventually purchased in 1927 by E.L. Cord Auburn Corp. phasing out the Lexington. Delaware 1921 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3422 - UNTIED STATES AUTOMOTIVE CORP. [176557]

Incorp. State od Delaware 1920. #E20344, I/U, One share common stock @ non-par valuation to Eve Clensay March 9, 1922 signed V.P and sect. Orange border/blk prints w/"PREFERRED" in grn underprint, vignette upper left of minute man and LEXINGTON across mid section. embossed corp. seal. Hamilton BNC printer. punch holed for shares issued, , tri-fold, attractive , cond is V.F. Originally started in Kentucky as the Lexington Motor Co. in 1909 by Kinzea Stone, the car had several forward innovations using the Ansted engine. Using this engine the Lexington won 1st and 2nd place in the 1920 Pikes Peak hill climb. In jan of 1920 at the New York Auto Show President Frank B. Ansted announced the formation of the United States Automotive Corp. by the $10 million merger of Lexington. Ansted Engineering, Connersville Foundry Corp. and the Teeter-Harley Motor Corp. The aftermath of WWI slowed production and the company went into receivership in 1923. Eventually purchased in 1927 by E.L. Cord Auburn Corp. phasing out the Lexington. Delaware 1922 Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3423 - AUTO - PRODUCTION COS. STOCKS (10) [177328]

A collection of 10 different stock certificates related to the auto production industry, c1916-72. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3424 - TRANS WORLD AIRLINES, INC STOCK 1961-78 [176562]

Lot od 2. Incorp. State of Delaware 1934. 1. #82077, I/C, $1000 6 1/2& debenture bond 1978 to Reynolds & Co Inc. June 8, 1963. signed pres. and sec. Green border, Medallion green underprint, vignette top center allegorical female sitting on earth, imprinted corp. seal. De La Rue BNC printerPunched cancel holes, otherwise cert. is EF cond. 2. #A174836, I/C, 4 shares common stock @ $5 ea. to Goodbody & Co. Mar 11, 1965. Signed pres. Charles C Tillinghurst and sect Ranard Duckworth. green border, vignette top center eagle persched on rock, "COMMON" green underprint, E.A. Wright BNC printer. Pinched hole cancelled, otherwise cond EF. TWA operated from 1930-2001. Acquired by Howard Hughes in 1939 expanding the airpline after WWII. Under Hughes the airline suffered poor image and after Anti-Trust suit Hughes sold out in 1966. President Charles Tillinghurst tried to save the airline through contracts with NASA and purchase of Hilton Hotels. The airline, despite small successes, continued to spiral down after the Hughes sell off by poor management, airline deregulation, aircraft accident killing 230 passengers and three bankruptcies finally closing 2001 despite having regained a good reputation with business travelers. Delaware Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3425 - AIRCRAFT - MISC. STOCKS AND BONDS COLLECTION (14) [177331]

A collection of 14, includes 12 miscellaneous stock certificates and two bonds related to the aviation industry, c1929-71. Some with airplane vignettes. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3426 - AIRLINE STOCKS 1930-74 [176563]

Lot of 5. 1 Two certificates. Incorp. 1937 Florida, National Airlines, Inc. Both I/C, common stock @ 25 cents each, Vignettes of tw allegorical males w/airline logo between them, imprinted corp. seal, Security-Columbian BNC printer. #N448527 500 shares issued Mar 18 1974, #N448527 100 shares issued May 29, 1975 signed by pres. and sec. Once a major airline operating from 1934-80 and one of only four airlines 1970-78 allowed to fly reg. schedules to Europe. Merged w/PanAm in 1980. 2. Two certificates. Incorp 1948 California, Hiller Aircraft Corp. Both I/U, capital stock @$1.00 per share, Vignettes top center two allegorical females standing w/ world between them, imprinted corp. seals, "CAPITAL STOCK" underprint, Franklin-Lee Division American BNC printer. #SFC15854 100 shares issued Jul 23, 1950, #SFC021153 for One share issued June 30 1960 signed pres. and sec.. Both areEF cond. Founded by Stanley Hiller at 17 year old in 1942 to develop helicopters, became a popular military design, first civilian helicopter in 1949 to cross the US. 2021 company is struggling financially due to lawsuit for $9 million. 3. Incorp 1917 Delaware. #5208, I/U, 100 shares capital stock @ no par value to Kerr & Armstrong May 3, 1930 signed R R Grant president. Green border, no vignette or corp. seal. American BNC printer . Cond. Fine. Very rare certificate. Started by Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds on the declaration of WWI in 1917 formed the originally in 1917 and in April changed the name to Dayton-Wright Co. with Orville Wright as a consultant and lending his name w/no other connection. The company supplied the DH-4 for the military, produce the first military aircraft w/retractable landing gear. The president was Rudolph R Grant, WWI aviator and member of the Early Birds of Aviation organization. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3427 - AIRLINE STOCK COLLECTION 1948-92 [176564]

Lot of 7. 1. Two certificates. Robinson Airlines Corp. incorp 1945 New York. #140, I/U and #333, U/U. Both green borders, no vignettes, embossed corp. seal, shares @ $1.00 ea.. #140 for 50 shares issued June 1, 1948 signed C S Robinson pres. ( and Founder). #333 is unissued. Both are EF cond. Robison was the founder until bought out in 1952 and renamed Mohawk Airlines. 2. Reno Air incorp. 1990 Nevada. #RA2087, I/C. 100 shares common stock @ $.01 ea. issued Oct 13, 1992. signed pres. and sec. Rose border "CERTIFiCATE OF STOCK" rose underprint., vignette eagle spread wing. imprinted seal, Security- Columbian BNC printer. Started by Frontier Airlines in 1990 with Reno as it's main hub. It expanded to 5 hubs and in 1990 bought by American Airlines. 3.United Nuclear Corp. incorp 1954 Delaware. #SCC33259, I/U, for 100 shares common stock @ $ .20 ea. issued May14, 1963. signed pres. and sec. Purple border w/ "CERTIFICATE OF STOCK" underprint, vignette allegorical male surrounded by atomic symbol, imprinted corp seal, Security-Columbian BNC. The company founded to oversee nuclear projects and expand in the nuclear market. Expanded in oil, coal and uranium mining. Famous for the Church Rock nuclear incident in 1979. GE bought in 1997. 4. United Helicopters, Inc. incorp. 19465 Calif. #4268, I/C, 25 shares of capital stock no par value issued Nov 22, 1948. No vignette, embossed seal, Parker Printing Co printer. Noted for making military helicopters and the first two seater helicopter. 1948 changed name to Hiller Aircraft . 5. Flying W Airways, Inc. incorp. 1957 Pennsylvania. #PU6031, I/U, 200 shares common stock @ $.10 ea. issued June 8, 1972. eagle vignette, Security-Columbian BNC. EF cond. Founded by William C Whitesell also built the Flying W Airport in Medford to support development of Alaskan oil fields. 6. Airlift International, Inc. incorp. 1964 Florida. #J96211, I/C, 100 shares common stock @ $.10 ea issued Aug 17, 1967. Vignette allegorical female holding world. imprinted seal, American BNC. VF cond. Airline founded by John P Riddle, operated from 1945-91 out of Miami International as charte and freight. Financial troubles caused it cease operation in 1991. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3428 - OVERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH STOCK 1883 [176776]

Overland Telephone & Telegraph Company stock certificate, NY, No. 246, 5 shares, c1883, signed by president and secretary, I/U. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3429 - TELEGRAPH - NEW ORLEANS AND OHIO 1859 BOND [176676]

Lot of one bond from New Orleans and Ohio Telegraph, c1859. $1000. Signed by president and treasurer (illegible). Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3430 - TELEPHONE - OLDER STOCKS AND BONDS COLLECTION (13) [176664]

A collection of 13 different older stocks and bonds related to the telephone equipment industry, c1903-21. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3431 - WESTERN UNION EIGHT VARIETIES STOCK (64+-) [177332]

A collection of approximately 64 stock certificates for The Western Union Telegraph Company, eight varieties with up to 10 each, c1950s-70s. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3432 - EARLY "GAS LIGHTING" STOCK AND BOND [177414]

Issued 1902 Adams Gas Light stock, issued bond 1880 Arlington Gas bond. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3433 - NASSAU GAS LIGHT CO. NY STOCK CERT - 1870 [177504]

Nassau Gas Light Company, Brooklyn, NY, Stock Certificate No. 198 issued November 1870, I/C, with four revenue stamps. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3434 - PRE-1900'S UTILITIES STOCK & BOND COLLECTION (9) [177226]

A mini collection of nine, including eight stocks and one bond, related to utilities, c1886-1906. Includes stocks from Minn., NJ, Calif., NY, Neb., Ill., and Maine, and bond from Virginia. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3435 - UTILITIES - LARGE COLLECTION STOCKS & BONDS (73) [177228]

A large collection of approximately 73 different stock certificates, including six bonds, related to utilities, c1886-1973. No two alike. Includes: The Citizens Light, Heat &: Power Co., Va., 1890 Bond; American Electric Manufacturing Company, NY, 1886; Electric Light & Motor Company, Ne. 1886; and The New England Julien Electric Co., 1891. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3436 - CHINA REORGANISATION BOND W/43 COUPONS 1913 [165483]

Beautiful 1913 Chinese Government 5% Gold Bearer Bond issued for 505 French Francs by the Russo-Asiatic Bank. Very nice vignettes and nice engraving job by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., London. The Chinese government defaulted on these bonds in 1939, 21 years early. In addition to the missed dividends, the bonds are gold bonds which were priced when gold was $35 or less per ounce. This bond is being sold for it's collectible value only. The bond is a bearer bond which means that it is the property of whoever has it in possession. Condition is EF and this one is much better than the average condition on these. Would be beautiful framed. 43 Coupons are attached which is customary. China

Lot: 3437 - CHINESE GOLD LOAN BONDS OF WAR EITH JAPAN 1938-40 [176566]

Lot of 2. Both are I/U, 5% , $10 ea., coupons attached, no vignettes, no printer ID. Cond is VF-EF. #004571 is a 15 year bond issued Mar. 1, 1939. #3103346 is 25 year bond issued May 1, 1940. These were issued to raise capital to support the efforts of the Chinese war with Japan from 1937-45, although the initial the conflict dates back to 1931 Japans invasion of Manchuria, although the dates are contested by the Chinese as they do not considered themselves to have been at war continuously with Japan. The beginning of this war is tied in with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident July 7 1937 when a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops in Peking escalated into a full scale invasion. This war is often considered the start of WWII in Asia. China Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3438 - CHINESE IN AMERICA STOCKS, 22 [177481]

2 China Agency and Trading issued 1918. 20 unissued. China Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3439 - CHINESE MINING & RAILWAY BOND/STOCK 1900-1903 [176565]

Lot of Two 1. #G10362, U/U, dateline 19__, two shares @ £1 ea. Brown border, vignette top center Chinese miner w/allegorical male ,ship and industry background. 20 coupons attached. Waterlow & Sones printers. Cert. is in overall excellent condition, some alight ragging around edges. 2. Chinese Imperial Railway started in 1900 a joint British and Chinese Corp.. #00509, I/U, 5% gold loan bond @ £100 issued July 9, 1903 and due in 1953. Facsimile signatures of Director General Sheng-Kung Pao', Rose border w/£100 on each side, no vignette , 35 coupons attached, one imprinted Ten Schillings revenue stamp. No printer ID. Overall cond shows it's age some edge ragging, discoloration, some small holes. Originally formed with foreign capital in 1879 to mine coal for merchant steamships and the Imperial Chinese Navy. A tram line between the mine and the canal Hai He developed around 1900 into the Imperial Railway of China and later into the Jungha Railway by Sir John Wolfe-Barry and Lt. Col Arthur John Barry. The company formerly charted in 1900 and reformed in 1912 in London. Due to the Chinese Civil war ending in 1949 the mining was halted and the company later dissolved in1984. In 1900 the Boxer rebellion broke out trapping foreign families in China, one noted family was a young mining engineer Herbert Hoover, Chief Engineer for Bewick, Moering & Co.. The rebellion offered Hoover and his assoc. an opportunity and they were able to protect the mine from being destroyed by reorganizing the Chinese Engineering and Mining Co. as a British corp. As result Hoover was able to mass his personal fortune. China Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3440 - INDUSTRIAL BONDS ISSUED BY CHINA 1903-19 [176568]

Lot of 3. Chinese stock and bonds have some of the most impressive artwork found on paper as these show and are considered rare. 1. Banque Industrielle de China, #280,707, I/U, 500 Francs Founder shares. 1919. 1 Share of 500 Bond in French and Chinese, Black text with ornate black border, Dragons flank company logo in red at top center, dragons in front of the forbidden city of Shanghai at bottom center. Fine-VF condition. The Banque Industrielle de Chine (Industrial Bank of China) was established under the laws of France in 1913. It conducted a general banking business with a strong interest in financing transactions with China. 2. Emprunt Chinois #05,264, I/U, 5%, 500 Francs gold bearer industrial bond issued April 12, 1905. Red border shape of temple, two coupons attached., imprinted revenue stamp. unk. printer. Bond raised capital for the construction of the Pien Lo Railway between Kaifong-Fou and Honan-Fou provinces. Shows signs of age. 3. Emprunt Industriel du Governement da la Republique Chinoise (Taiwan), $164,442, I/U. 5% gold bearer bond, 500 Francs, issued 1914. Vignette bottom center train cars at platform. 85 coupons attached. Imprimerie Richard printer.French Industrial gold loan w/ Industrial Bank of China for the purpose of improving Port Pukow and other public works in the City of Beijing. China Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3441 - REPUBLIC OF CHINA GOVERNMENT BONDS 1913-38 [176567]

Lot of 3. These bonds have some of the best designs and vignettes, along with rarity. The bonds that are Republic Chinoise are Republic of China East known as Taiwan today. 1. Two bonds #010821 & 436943 are both I/U, have great vignettes of vintage aircraft and ships. Issued by the Republic of China 1938 to raise capital for the war against Japan.#436943 has 29 coupons attached. 2. #069,194,I/U, 5% Gold Bearer Bond $50 USA gold issued London May 27, 1 925. 18 coupons attached, two imprinted revenue stamp, red stamp of the Inspector General of Customs. VieilIemard printer. This bond represents the French Boxer Indemnities of 1901. Issued in US Dollars by the Industrial Bank of China to promote the Sino-French educational programs. Bond could be redeemed in Paris, London Peking, Shanghai and Saigon. China Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3442 - CIGAR STOCKS & TWO BILLHEADS W/SOME CUBAN CONTENT (2) [165512]

Four great cigar related items. 1) Calixto Lopez & Co. stock certificate cert. #3, issued in 1908. Signed by Calixto Lopez as president and Man'l Lopez as treasurer. The company started as a Cuban cigar maker in Havana. Relocated to New York City and continued to import Cuban cigars from Bances & Lopez. 2) Royal Club Cigar Company stock certificate #2, issued in 1906 at Chicago, Illinois. 3) Fitzpatrick & Draper BH, 1885, Troy, N.Y. Manufacturers of Fine Havana "Segars". Factory on Mechanic Street. 4) Moore & Lanning, Mfr. all grade cigars, BH, 1901, Richland Station, PA. Their brands included Capella, Homestake, Figarella, Pasqua Florida, Golden Echoes and El Tobasco. All four items in VF condition. The Calixto Lopez certificate is pen canceled. Havana Cuba

Lot: 3443 - EURO DISNEY BONDS, 5, C. 1983 [174684]

5 c. 1983 Euro Disney bonds with color Mickey Mouse vignette. France Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3444 - NEVADA COUNTY STOCK ASSORTMENT, 11 [177549]

Issued-1913 Richland Gold-2 punch holes, 1893 South Idaho Cons. Mining, 1897 Pennsylvania Cons. Mining, 1919 Union Hill Mines, 1933 Idaho Maryland Cons. Mines, 1873 Capital Woolen, 1871 Odd Fellows Hall of Sacramento, 1923 Newton Mining. Unissued-National Exchange Hotel, Rocky Bar Gold, Washington Mining. Nevada County California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3445 - WILLOWS FRUIT CO, PROSPECTI, 4 [174251]

4 c. 1890's Willow Fruit Company prospecti. Wonderful prose about this fantastic opportunity! Willows California

Lot: 3446 - CAL. STOCK & BOND GROUP PAN-PACIFIC 1915 EXPO (11) [177224]

A group of 11 California Stocks and Bonds, with eight stock certificates and three bonds, c1888-1923, includes a City and County of San Francisco Exposition Bond, issued May 1912, for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in S.F.. See photo(s) for more details. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3447 - CALIFORNIA - MISCELLANEOUS STOCK COLLECTION (17) [177015]

A collection of 17, includes 16 different miscellaneous stocks and one bond from California companies and organizations related to mining, mills, parks, clubs, land and realty, development and more, c1888-1929, with one from 1970. Nice variety of issued and unissued. See photo(s) for more details. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3448 - CALIFORNIA HOTEL STOCKS, 4 [177563]

Unissued-2x Hotel Exchange Hotel Co, 2x Wawona Hotel with hotel vignette-1 has print ink fingerprint. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3449 - CALIFORNIA NON MINING STOCKS, 11 [177651]

Issued-1897 Realty Syndicate-fair condition, 1895 South Riverside Land & Water, Woodland Cemetery, 1896 Real Estate Assoc., 1876 Capital Woolen,1889 Felton Water, 1890 Pajaro Valley Bank-left side residue, Odd Fellows of Sacramento. Unissued- National Exchange Hotel, Vallejo City Water, California Fertilizing, Pacific Guano. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3450 - CALIFORNIA NON MINING STOCKS, 30 [177621]

About 30 California non mining stocks. Issued 1927 Western American Realty, 1928 Catolene, 1909 Monte Vista Land, 1889 Woodland Cemetery, 1899 Western Investment, 18969 Capital Woolen etc. Unissued-Pacific Press, Wawona Hotel, Chino Odd Fellows, Pacific Coast Grand Opera etc. See photo. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3451 - CALIFORNIA UNISSUED STOCKS, 27 [177565]

About 27 unissued California stocks. Pacific Coast Grand Opera, Marysville Tunnel and Quartz Mining, New York Hill Gold, Murray Creek, Rocky Bar Gold, Felton Water, Oriental Fire and Marine etc. See photo. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3452 - CALIFORNIA UNISSUED STOCKS, 35 [177546]

About 35 California unissued stocks in bulk. 2x Wawona Hotel, Pacific Guano, Mokelumne and Campo Seco Canal Mining, Real Estate Assoc., Odd Fellow of Sacramento Holbrook, Merrill , Stetson,Vallejo City Water, Western Investment. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3453 - CALIFORNIA WATER CO. STOCKS, 4 [177562]

Unissued-Vallejo City. Issued-1889 Felton, 1911 United Water and Power, 1895 South Riverside Land & Water-top edge issues. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3454 - NAPA AND SONOMA STOCKS, 9 [177474]

Issued-1910 and 1930 Henry Hammell, 1902 and 1903 Santa Rosa Water Works, 2x 1904 Manville Doyle, 2x 1909 Monte Vista Land, 1918 Suisun City Hotel. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3455 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STOCK GROUP, 14 DIFFERENT [177475]

Unissued-Covina Valley Fumigating, Montebello Park. Issued-1956 Johnson Co of Altadena, 4 different Standard Oil, 1931 Sunset Pacific Oil, 1947 Hollywood Colorfilm, 1944 Cinecolor, Sunset Petroleum, 1901 Northern Cons. Oil, 1923 Shale Hill, 1947 Signal Petroleum. California Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3456 - MATTEL, INC. STOCK 1971 [176559]

Lot of 17. Incorp. 1968 State of Delaware. Certs. are for 100 shares @ $1.00 ea. except for two which are for less than 100 and more than 100 shares.. Borders are blue, brown and pink. Vignettes are either two allegorical figures w/M between them or Boy and girl reaching for Mattel logo w/globe between them. Issue is March-Aug of 1971. All are I/C with overall cond. is very good. Jefferies BNC printer. Delaware Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3457 - BROADWAY JOE'S STOCK CERTIFICATES (18) [176902]

Stock certs for football player Joe Namath's failed restaurant venture Broadway Joe's. Having won the Super Bowl the previous February, the business world opened up for the star quarterback. Unfortunately, his star power wasn't enough and the chain closed in 1970. Certificates in excellent condition. Please see photos for more details. Miami Florida Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3458 - AMERICAN SUMATRA TOBACCO CO. STOCKS (3) 1921-1924 [155816]

Lot of 3 stocks, issued 1921-24. Punch cancelled. Three different vice president signatures. Brown or purple borders, black print, and vignette of bald eagle on top of bee hive. Printed by ABN. 9.25 x 13" Folds. In 1891, A. Cohn & Company purchased 14,000 acres for tobacco cultivation and named it Amsterdam. At that time, the property was the largest tobacco plantation in the world, under one ownership. In 1907, seven of the larger growers and packers in the area merged to form the American Sumatra Tobacco Company, with a division in Amsterdam. This was a company town with offices, railroad, commissaries, post office, packing houses and employee houses. The Imperial Tobacco Company bought the American Sumatra Tobacco Company in 1955 and operated it until 1965. Decatur County Georgia

Lot: 3459 - WOODSON, KANSAS TERRITORY, SHARE OF TOWN DOCUMENT, 1856 [177542]

1856 Woodson, Kansas Territory document for one share of the town. Some toning, please inspect. Woodson Kansas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3460 - WOODSON, KANSAS TERRITORY, SHARE OF TOWN DOCUMENT, 1856 [177543]

1856 Woodson, Kansas Territory document for one share of the town. Some toning, please inspect. Woodson Kansas Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3461 - KANSAS TERRITORY BOND, 1865 [178978]

Uncancelled 1865 Funded Debt of Kansas Territory bond with territorial governor signature. Signature is S. illegible. Our research was inconclusive as to who this is. Kansas

Lot: 3462 - MICHIGAN NON MINING STOCKS & BONDS, 18 [177473]

Stocks, c. 1875-1937. Banking, Apartments, land, lumer, oil and other businesses. Bonds 1930 Phoenix Club, 1910 Nester Lumber, 1912 and 1917 Southern Michigan Telephone. Minnesota Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3463 - CATTLE COMPANY STOCKS 1883-1902 [176558]

Lot of 2. 1. Wood-Hagenbarth Cattle Co. Limited incorp. Idaho 1902. Stock deposit receipt #9, I.U, 480 shares @ $1.00 ea. to J. Barnett Nov 21, 1902 signed cashier. Black border, no vignette. F W Gardiner Co. printer. Tri-fold, some age discolor on back, no pin holes or tears. Started in 1902 by James D Wood who was a sheep rancher (largest in the U.S. at that time), miner, owner of Utah Canning Co. purchased the Paloma Land and Cattle Co of Mexico, covering 2.4 million acres ( twice the size of Rhode Island) was the largest cattle ranch in the world. 2. Washita Cattle Co. incorp. Missouri 1883. #158 of 1000, I/U, First Mortgage, 6% due 1894. Issued nov 15, 1883 signed Erastus Wells pres. and D T Parker sect. Blue border/blk writing. Two vignettes: Top center cowboy rounding up cattle bottom center head of steer. Embossed corp. seal left side, two coupons attached. A. Gast & Co printer. Two pin holes left side, fold creases, no tears or stains. No writing other than signatures. Started in 1883 by agent John Miles who lease 3 million acres to seven ranchers. This area had was home to Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians which had settled for hunting. Dispute ensued between the ranchers and the tribes causing the Federal Gov't to terminate all leases and had the cattle removed in 1885. Washita county is Historically infamous for the raid by Custer in 1868 the Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle ( known as leader of peace) which was meant to reduce indian raids and at the time was considered a success. Over time it has since been called a massacre and controversial. Missouri Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3464 - MONTANA BONDS, 3 [171545]

3 Montana bonds. 2x County of Madison, 1870 with partial coupons. Colorful, 1 has 2.5" tear, other has right stain. Madison County funding bond, 1891, paid perforation cancels. Montana

Lot: 3465 - MONTANA NON MINING STOCKS AND BONDS, 7 [171322]

Montana non mining stocks and bonds. Stocks-Bitter Root Lumber, A L Powell Power, Montana Phonograph, Gallatin Valley Electric. Bonds-Amador Railway x2, Dillon Country Club. Montana

Lot: 3466 - PAIR OF MADISON COUNTY FUNDING BONDS [172792]

Two bonds from Madison County Montana: 1) Unissued, cancelled $1000 funding bond of the County of Madison. 40 coupons still attached. Elk vignette. 17 x 26 inches, suitable for framing. 2) Unissued, cancelled $100 Registered Funding Bond for the County of Madison, Territory of Montana. Eagle vignette, blue ink coupons attached, lower right corner missing. 18 x 24 inches. Virginia City is the county seat of Madison County. Montana

Lot: 3467 - UNUSUAL EUREKA STOCKS, BONDS AND EPHEMERA GROUP [174704]

Unusual Eureka area ephemera from 6 ghost towns and more. Includes, stocks bonds, checks etc. 3x school bonds. Checks and receipts from Safford, Cortez, Cottonwood Park, Diamond Springs, Gerald, Beoware, Ruby Hill, Palisade, Antelope. Eureka Area Nevada Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3468 - FALLON AMUSEMENT STOCK GROUP [176875]

About 100 unissued Fallon amusement stocks and contract for stock books. Fallon Nevada Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3469 - NEVADA STATE BOND, 1865 [178014]

Issued 1865 Nevada state bond. Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3470 - NEVADA STOCK COLLECTION, 30 DIFFERENT [178957]

30 different issued and unissued stocks. First National Bank, Combination Metals Mining, Bald Mountain Gold Mines, Arrow Dev., Bank of Wells, Nevada Commonwealth Mining, Arahoe, Boston and Ely Cons. Mining etc. See photo. Nevada Fred Holabird Collection

Lot: 3471 - NEVADA TERRITORY BOND WITH JAMES NYE SIGNATURE, 1864 [176335]

I/C 1864 Nevada Territory bond, $1000, 1864. Blue 50c Washington adhesive revenue stamp. Clear signature from "James Warren Nye, an American attorney and politician. He was most notable for his service as Governor of Nevada Territory and a United States senator from Nevada." from wikipedia. .75" center horizontal crease tear, rough top edge. Nevada

Lot: 3472 - UNUSUAL CLARK WEBSTER STOCK TICKETS, 3 [167779]

3 unusual attached stock tickets for 1 share each of Clark Webster & Co, New York, undated. 8x5.25", horizontal creases. New York

Lot: 3473 - WESTERN HOME COLONY STOCK, C. 1850'S [177485]

Unissued c. 1850's Western Home Colony stock. They were a communal group with properties in OH, KY, NY and WA. They wanted to be "Left Alone". They were self governing and the WA area was populated with Russian Jews. New York Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3474 - AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY STOCKS (5) 1955-1958 [155823]

Lot of 5 issued and cancelled stocks, 1955-1958. Identical design: green border, black print, and vignette of tobacco field and a Native American chief. ABN. This company was headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke through a merger between a number of U.S. tobacco manufacturers. Durham North Carolina

Lot: 3475 - OREGON STOCKS, 17 C. 1889-1926 [174751]

17 c. 1889-1926 Oregon stocks. 7x Oregon Improvement, Syndicate Petroleum, Minnesota Oregon Oil, D Liebes, Puget Sound Commercial, US Cashier, 2x Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, Puget Sound Commercial, Oregon and Transcontinental, Des Chutes Railroad. Oregon Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3476 - EBY SHOE COMPANY BONDS (10) 1926 [122210]

Lot of 10. Blue First Mortgage Six Percent Sinking Fund Bond. Signe by Harry Eby. Not cancelled. 1926. The Eby Shoe Company is located at 136 N. State Street in the Borough of Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Eby Shoe Company made boots and shoes in the 1920's and 1930's. The business was founded by Harry Eby. Ephrata Pennsylvania

Lot: 3477 - GALETON SILK MILLS BONDS (5) [140186]

Lot of five. Each has coupons 17-20 attached. First Mortgage and Collateral Trust. Consecutively numbered from 257 to 261. Excellent condition! Galeton Pennsylvania

Lot: 3478 - PENNSYLVANIA WINE STOCK CERTIFICATE 1811 [107804]

Wow! Very early wine stock certificate! No. 363, issued for one share to Joseph Warner on May 23rd, 1811, in Philadelphia for "promoting the Cultivation of Wines in Pennsylvania." Signed by president Hugh Ferguson and the treasurer (illegible). Not cancelled. Notations on reverse. 6.75 x 7.5 inches. Age discoloration. According to "Pennsylvania Wine: A History" by Cattell & McKee, these stocks were issued by the Pennsylvania Vine Company by Frenchman Pierre Legaux to raise money after an 1793 act passed by the Pennsylvania legislature. His vineyard was on 206 acres on land located 13 miles north of Philadelphia at Spring Mill. Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Lot: 3479 - PABST BREWING STOCK WITH GUSTAV PABST SIGNATURE, 1917 [177023]

Issued 1917 Pabst Brewing stock with Gustav Pabst signature. Milwaukee Wisconsin Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3480 - AMUSEMENT PARK STOCK COLLECTION, 9 [177085]

9 amusement park stocks, some are only examples from the Prag collection. U/I Fallon Amusement, Dorney Park. Issued-1927 Holland, 1922 Frigdall?-fair condition, 1922 Castle, 1922 Newark, 1920 Rye Beach Pleasure Park-fair condition, 1973 Huck Finn, 1928 Edgewater Club of Southern California. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3481 - BOND CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY CHARLES DOW, 1891 [158037]

Amity Canal, Reservoir and Improvement Company $500 First Mortgage Six Per Cent Bond No. 117. Signed on the back by Charles H. Dow who was a trustee of the company. Dow was an American journalist who co-founded the Dow-Jones Company and the Wall Street Journal. This certificate has 16 coupons attached. 14 x 17 inches. Good condition.

Lot: 3482 - BRICK - EARLY AMERICAN BRICK COS. STOCK 1890-95 (5) [176838]

A mini collection of five different stock certificates from early American brick companies, c1890-95. Certs are from states of Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Missouri. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3483 - BRICK - STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION (11) 1890-1927 [176837]

A collection of 11, includes 10 different stock certificates and one bond related to the brick making industry, c1890-1927. Includes American Stone Press Brick Manufacturing Co, incorp. Ill., c1893; and Hyde Park Brick Co., incorp. Penn., c1895; and The Collinwood Shale Brick and Supply Co., incorp. Ohio, c1925, with four revenue stamps; and eight more. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3484 - BUSINESS MACHINE STOCK COLLECTION, 20 [177088]

About 20 mostly issued stocks-1920 Corona Typewriter, 1891 Manifold Copying machine, 1976 DataMate, 1976 Victor Comptometer, 1972 Barstan Electronics, 1977 Iota, 1972 E Systems, 1983 Xerox etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3485 - CHARLES EDISON STOCKS, 7 [177479]

Issued-1915 Diamond Disc Shop with Charles Edison signature. 6 1947 Edison Splitdorf, no signatures. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3486 - CLUB STOCK PAIR [177480]

issued-1920 Ptolemy Corp. of New York, 1892 Pennsylvania Chautauqua-several verso tape repairs, please inspect. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3487 - EASTERN US STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION, 46, C. 1851-1941 [175045]

46 Eastern US, mostly older and Pennsylvania, coal stocks and bonds. 34 stocks, c. 1851-1941. 12 bonds, c. 1856-1924. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3488 - ICE CO'S - STOCK & BOND COLLECTION (11) [177222]

A collection of 11 includes 10 different stock certificates and one bond related to the ice industry, c1892-1933. Variety of vignettes and revenue stamps. Bond is Municipal Ice Manufacturing $1000 Mortgage Bond, New Orleans, LA, issued 1892, with 29 coupons attached, three unattached. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3489 - INDIAN VIGNETTES ON STOCKS GROUP, 20 DIFFERENT [177428]

20 different stock with Indian vignettes, c. 1880's-1961, mostly older. Homestake Mining, Indian Packing, Narragansett Racing, Manhattan Life, Wyoming Blackfoot Oil, New England Telephone and Telegraph, Indian Refining etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3490 - INSURANCE - EARLY STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION (10) [176711]

A collection of 10 different early stock certificates related to insurance, some with revenue stamps, c1835-1897. Nice variety and vignettes. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3491 - INSURANCE - STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION (26) [176712]

A collection of 26 different stock certificates that cover over a century of insurance history, c1864-1971. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3492 - INSURANCE - STOCK CERTS 1865 & 1867 (2) [176710]

Pair of stock certificates from Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co, c1865 and 1867. Please see photo(s) for details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3493 - INSURANCE STOCK COLLECTION, 25 DIFFERENT [177539]

25 different c. 1880-1966, mostly older insurance stocks. Phoenix-torn, Columbia National Fire, Monarch Life, Connecticut Fire, National Liberty, American General, Carolina, City of NY etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3494 - INSURANCE STOCKS, 16 [175047]

16 insurance stocks, mostly post 1900. 2x National Liberty, Harmonia Fire, Telephone Employees, Germania Fire, Carolina, Home Insurance, 2 different Lloyds, Insurance Investment, 2x Mutual Benefit Life, 2x Baltimore American, 2x Homestead Fire, 3x City of NY. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3495 - INSURANCE STOCKS, 1880'S AND OLDER, MAJOR COLLECTION [177488]

19 issued insurance stocks. 1868 Fidelity, 1856 Phoenix, 1835? Insurance Company of Columbia, 1879 Connecticut Fire, 10x 1869-76 Union Mutual, 4x 1865-67 Mutual Benefit Life. 1880 Germania Fire. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3496 - LUMBER STOCK COLLECTION, 11 [177039]

Issued 1904 Chiapas Land and Lumber, 1873 Land & Lumber, 1929 Monk-a wood chip company, 1925 North Western, 1924 Pacific Straw Paper and Board-small tears, 1913 Six Points, 1909 Shawnee Arkansas x2, 1953 Stud Timber. U/I-Newark Lumber, Lumber Dealers Material of Redding. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3497 - LUMBER STOCK COLLECTION, 5 [177486]

Nice mini collection of issued lumber stocks. 1909 Shawnee Arkansas, 1919 Liberty Lumber and Supply, 1896 Texas Yellow Pine, 1912 Winchester Lumber, 1840 North American Lumber. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3498 - LUMBER STOCKS, MAJOR COLLECTION, 30 DIFFERENT [177487]

Major collection of 30 different lumber stocks, c. 1892-1966, mostly older. S D Warren, Newark, Monarch, Shawnee Arkansas, US Lumber and Cotton, Liberty, Mendocino, Big Horn Timber, Texas Yellow Pine etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3499 - MUSICAL-MASON & HAMLIN CABINET ORGANS FANCY WARRANTY CERTIFICATE [131081]

Incredible warranty certificate from the cabinet organ maker granting the purchaser a five-year warranty on purchase. The certificate shows ten medals and diplomas of honor the company had won through the decades in the 1800's. Five other vignettes surround the certificate. Mason & Hamlin is a piano manufacturer based in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Founded in 1854, they also manufactured a large number of pump organs during the 19th century. The company lasted for about 140 years with production halted in WWII, with the company manufacturing military gliders. With various owners, they lasted until 1996. Printed by Major & Knapp Lith. Co, N.Y. Issued at Boston in 1878. VF. Uncanceled.

Lot: 3500 - MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE STOCK TRIO W/ 3 DIFFERENT STAMPS [177536]

Issued 1865 Mutual Benefit Life Insurance stock trio with brown Washington 25c POA and another for certificate adhesive revenues, blue 10c Washington contract adhesive revenue. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3501 - MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE STOCKS, 4, 1865-67 [177538]

4 different issued 1865 and 3x 1867 Mutual Benefit Life Insurance stocks. Appears they did not issue a dividend in 1866. 2 1867 have stains, please inspect. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3502 - MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE STOCKS, 4, WITH DIFFERENT STAMPS [177537]

Issued 1867 Mutual Benefit Life Insurance stocks with 4 different adhesive revenue stamps. 10c blue Washington-certificate, bill of lading, contract. 25c brown Washington certificate. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3503 - NATURAL GAS STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION, 18 [177415]

15 stocks and 3 bonds from natural gas companies, c. 1880-1948. Bonds-1929 Wayne United Gas, 1880 Arlington Gas, 1920 Keystone Auto Gas. Stocks-Bay State Gas-blue, orange, green, olive. Public Gas, American Gas Improvement, Appalachian Gas, Laclede Gas Light, etc. See photo. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3504 - PHOENIX INSURANCE STOCK PAIR WITH 2 DIFFERENT REVENUE STAMPS [177535]

issued 1862 and 1864 Phoenix Insurance stocks. Each has a brown 25c Washington adhesive revenue stamp, internal revenue bond and certificate. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3505 - PHOENIX INSURANCE STOCK PAIR, C. 1856-63 [177534]

Issued 1856 and 1863 Phoenix Insurance stocks. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3506 - PHONOGRAPH COLLECTION STOCKS (9) [177333]

A collection of nine different stock certificates related to the phonograph industry, c18XX-1921. Montana Phonograph Company, incorp. Montana, 1889, unissued, c18XX, with two phonograph vignettes. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3507 - PRINTING - REVENUE STAMP STOCK COLLECTION (3) [176778]

A trio of stock certificates, The Alden Type Setting & Distributing Machine Co., great for revenue stamp collectors. Three different revenues: certificate, insurance, and power of attorney, all within a year of each other. C1863-64. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3508 - RADIO - STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION (16) [177010]

A collection of 16 different stock certificates related to the radio industry, c1924-81. Ten with vignettes. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3509 - SHIPPING LOT STOCKS/BOND BOATS IN VIGNETTES (18) [177329]

A lot of 18 includes 17 stocks and one bond with boats in their vignettes, some duplicates, c1908-77. See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3510 - SODA POP STOCK COLLECTION, 35 [174712]

About 35 c. 1941-71 soda pop stocks. Pepsi, General Beverage, Charles E Hires, Lime Cola, Mavis Bottling, Hoffman Products etc. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3511 - STOCKS AND BONDS - A STEAL! [177225]

A large random group of approximately 85 stock certificates and bonds (includes two bonds), from the 1800's through the 1960's. It was the end of the day with no place to sort and this group was placed in one lot!! A Steal!!! See photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3512 - STORES - SIEGEL STOCK CERT. 1911 [177014]

Siegel Stores Corporation stock certificate, incorp. Delaware, No. 0530, 30 shares, issued to James Baum, 1911, signed by President Henry Siegel and treasurer (illegible). See photo(s) for more details. In 1905, Siegel founded The Henry Siegel Company and opened a large store in Boston at 600 Washington Street; he also created a holding company, the Siegel Stores Corporation, as the parent for his retail investments in New York, Chicago, and Boston. Siegel's daughter, Julia Florence Siegel Cavendish (1886[x=#8211/]1963) married, Tyrell William Cavendish (1875[x=#8211/]1912), son of Charles Tyrell Cavendish and grandson of Richard Cavendish of the British noble Cavendish family; she survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic while her husband perished. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3513 - STOVE STOCKS, 5 [177082]

5 issued stove stocks-1930 Continental green, 1924 Ironton, 1907 Glazier, 1930 Continental orange, 1921 Cleveland Co-Operative-fair condition. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3514 - THEATRE - STOCK AND BOND COLLECTION (19) [176714]

A collection of 18 different stock certificates and one bond related to theatre, c1920-1981. Please see photo(s) for more details. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3515 - TV - STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION (23) [176775]

A collection of 23 different stock certificates related to the television industry, covering 18 companies, c1932-73. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3516 - UNION MUTUAL INSURANCE STOCKS WITH STAMPS, 6, C. 1864-65 [177489]

6 issued Union Mutual Insurance stocks, c. 1864-65. There are 6 different adhesive revenue stamps used for 1864 issue! Perhaps this illustrates how difficult it was to get the proper insurance stamps. Ken Prag Collection

Lot: 3517 - UNION MUTUAL INSURANCE STOCKS, 11 DIFFERENT, C. 1864-76 [177531]

11 different issued Union Mutual Insurance stocks. c. 1864-76 only missing 1867 and 1868. Ken Prag Collection

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