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Two Colorado Mining Stocks with Important Autographs (104217)

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:75.00 USD Estimated At:150.00 - 300.00 USD
Two Colorado Mining Stocks with Important Autographs   (104217)
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Lot of 2 different. 1) Catalpa Mining Company. Leadville. Issued in 1900 for 100 shares to Elmer Balcon. Signed by JP Whitney as president and W.J. Downing as secretary. Not cancelled. Black border and print, underground mining vignette. Pinholes, folds. The Catalpa Mine was located on Carbonate Hill between the Crescent and Evening Stare. Joel Parker Whitney was a millionaire and very important figure in Colorado (and Wyoming, New Mexico and California) history. He made a fortune in the California Gold Rush as a merchant before heading to Colorado Territory in the 1860s. He authored an 1865 book on Colorado silver mining that many believe helped establish statehood. He continued to make money in the mining and railroad industries, as well as real estate in California and ranches in New Mexico. 2) The Mollie Gibson Consolidated Mining & Milling Company. Aspen. Issued in 1905 for 1,000 shares to R.F. Trueblood. Signed by Percy Hagerman as president and William O'Brien as secretary. Punch cancelled. Brown border, black print, and vignette of mine. Folds. Hagerman was the son of legendary Colorado mining and railroad figure JJ Hagerman. Percy not only took over many of his father's mining interests, but was an active mountaineer and is known for his Colorado artwork. The Mollie Gibson Mine was located on the east edge of Aspen, directly adjacent to the Aspen branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. It was a very important mine in Aspen; four pages of Spurr’s Geology of the Aspen Mining District are devoted to it Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1900 & 1905
State/Country: Colorado
City/County: Leadville and Aspen