Philadelphia and California Mining Company Stock - 1852! (110945)

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 600.00 USD
Philadelphia and California Mining Company Stock - 1852!  (110945)
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. Shipping and handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing as it is based on the size and weight of your purchase. Additional shipping and handling costs, if required, will be re-invoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and size.
Very early California Stock Certificate. # 2060 for 100 shares to Theodore Waller. Signed by Solomon Alter and president Parson Sewill. Dateline Philadelphia 1852. Incorporated 1851. Above ground quartz mining vignette. Not cancelled. Cut close on left. Light corner folds. Part of John C. Fremont's Mariposa Estate and one of the first Fremont leases to Americans. This appears to be the first of a series of mining investments by Philadelphia parties in Western mines (see: Philadelphia & Arizona, Philadelphia & Nevada, Philadelphia & Montana, etc.). This is one of only three mining ventures of the 1850s that was "hands on" for Fremont. 7.5' x 9.75"

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Mariposa
Date: 1852