Premier California Mining Stock Group (116978)

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:550.00 USD Estimated At:1,400.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Premier California Mining Stock Group (116978)
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1) Albin Gold Company. This company is a mystery to us. Not in Filer, Browne, or other Holabird indexes. No reference could be found online including CDNC and newspapers.com. Not listed in the 1866/67 NY Directory. Stock cert. No. 71, issued for 100 shares to Justice Steinberger on November 2nd, 1866 in New York. Signed by the president (illegible) and secretary W.F. Rowland. Pen cancelled on reverse. Black border and print. 6.5 x 9.5" Horizontal and vertical folds, creases.

2) Oro Fino Gold & Silver Mining Company. $1000 Bond cert. # 63 issued in 1865. The company operated the Oro Fino, Mammoth, Knickerbocker and Chrysopolis lodes near the Owen's River in the Inyo Mining District. It also owned the Town Site of Chrysopolis (The lodes and the town site are listed on the bond as properties securing the bond. Although the bond certificate states that the properties were in Tulare County, Chrysopolis is listed in Inyo County in" Western Post Offices Volume 1"- The West by Helbock. The Chrysopolis post office only operated between 1866-1867, just after our bond was issued. The bond is in VF condition with a tiny hole at intersection of folds. Three vignettes and a fifty cent mortgage U.S. Internal Revenue stamp with George Washington at center. Uncancelled. Scarce.

3) San Joaquin Mining Company. Polo District, Polo District, Stanislaus County (printed in stock text). Inc. September 1863. No. 115, issued for 105 shares to C. Ralph on Dec. 1st, 1863 in Stockton. Signed by president Martin (illegible) and secretary A. Smallfisle(?). Not cancelled. Black border and print. Two different mining vignettes: hydraulic mining (left) and two miners underground (top center). Printed by PL Shoaff, Stockton. Folds, heavy toning, some wrinkles. 5.25 x 9.5" Not in Filer or Holabird indexes. No additional info located on CDNC.

4) Sanitary Copper Mining Company of California. #141 for 50 shares to Robert Devine. Signed by John Wood(?) and president John (?). Dateline November 2, 1866. Incorporated 1865 in New York. Not cancelled. Two mining vignettes. CC Newhouse of New York printer. Red seal attached. Trimmed unevenly at left. Two vertical folds. Dog ears. "It is lear in my mind (says the author] that one million of dollars judiciously spent in the country would give millions in return in one year." [Daily Alta California, June 23, 1864] Mine was located somewhere near Crescent City in Del Norte County in northern California.

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California