Rare California Mining Stocks (116980)

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Rare California Mining Stocks  (116980)
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1) Harmony Silver & Copper Mining Co. Pilot Knob Mining District, El Dorado County, Cal. (printed beneath logo). Extra rare dateline: Clarksville, Dec. 11, 1863. Incorporated Aug. 27, 1863. No. 25, issued for 5 shares to John Evan. Signed by president Frisk and secretary John F. Bremer. Not cancelled. Red, black and gold print with vignette of California state seal centered in a mining scene. Small vignette of dog next to safe at the bottom of the certificate. Printed by HS Crocker & Co., Sacramento. 25 cent IR stamp attached on the left side. Folds, chip on left and bottom borders. Small tears around the edges. 5 x 10.25" Not in Filer. Clarksville is located 14 miles west/ southwest of Placerville. The Mormon Tavern was established there in 1848/1849 during the California Gold Rush. A man named Clarkson set up a stopping place near the tavern. It became known as Clarkson's Village. It was located near the junction of the stagecoach road from Sacramento and the freight road east to the Sierra mines which brought people, news, supplies, and mail to the gold fields. The town soon became the commercial and social center for the area, and boasted of four hotels in its heyday. By 1855 a post office was established there, and in the process the postal authorities renamed the town Clarksville.

2) Mayflower Gravel Mining Company. #1340 for 5 shares in 1890. Location of Mines: Placer County near Forest Hill. "The late rich strike at the May Flower mine, near Forest Hill, continues to be the absorbing topic of interest to miners and all others who are connected with mining enterprises in this county. That ninety or a hundred thousand dollars have been taken out in a little more than a month is in itself a statement of the splendid results which pluck and perseverance will some times command...The May Flower Gravel Mining Company was organized October 26, 1877. The mine, which was bought of W. A. Freeman, is situated in Second Brushy Canyon, a mile and a half northeast of the town of Forest Hill, and comprises a large extent of ground in May Flower Canyon, Crary Canyon, Young America Canyon and Stone Canyon." [Mining and Scientific Press, V. 51, 7/26/1885, p. 66 - found at http://www.placercountyhistoricalsociety.org]

3) Woodstock Copper, Gold & Silver Mining Co. Location printed on stock: Blue Buck Ledge, Healdsburg. According to Sonoma Democrat articles in July 1864, the property was in the Derrick District of Sonoma County. Inc. Sept. 1863. No. 205, issued for 20 shares to J.G.McManus on July 7th, 1864. Signed by president H.M. Willson and secretary Joseph Albertson. Not cancelled. Blue border and print, pink background. Allegorical vignette of woman on buck. Printed by Towne & Bacon, SF. 4 x 9.25" Deep folds with a few tiny tears. 25 cent adhesive IR stamps on front and reverse. Not in Filer or Holabird indexes.

4) Monarch Vineyard Company. Early wine stock! Temp. cert. No. 12, issued for 5 shares to Miss W.C. Waller on Aug, 28th, 1891 in San Francisco. Signed by president M. Cooney and secretary J.O. Jephson. Not cancelled. Folds, light soiling. 12 x 8.75" Vineyard located in Fresno County, according to 1894 Fresno Bee article.

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
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State: California