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Arizona Mining Stock & Document Collection
Auction Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002
Absentee Bids Due: Friday, March 22, 6 pm PST

ARIZONA - Yavapai, Jerome to Zonia

YAVAPAI

1302. Yavapai. Jerome. Dundee-Arizona Copper Co. Report to Stockholders, 1918. 6 page pamphlet on 8.5 x 11 paper. Report by Secretary Arthur J. Smith on the sinking of a shaft and its dewatering by nearby tunnel driven by the United Verde Extension Mining Co. He also quotes the report on the property by a consulting geologist and engineer. Also includes 4 very nice 5 x 7” photos of the surface buildings and gallows frame, tunnel portal and dumps and ore stock piles. The company owned the Greenup and Greenflower claims located between the United Verde Extension and Jerome Verde. They also had half interest with United Verde Extension Co. in the Jerome Tunnel Co. The property was developed by an 800’ shaft and 1,500’ of underground workings. The ore averaged3% to 5% copper, with 30,000 tons in sight in 1919. Reportedly shipped 2,200 tons of ore in 1917. (Weed, 1920, pp. 373-374) Est. $50-150

1303. Yavapai. Jerome. Grand Island Mining & Tunnel Co. Cert. #199. Incorporated in the territory of Arizona in 1900. Issued to Dr. Simeon Hunt for 1000 shares in 1901. Signed by president William M. Brigham and secretary Charles E. Hayes. Uncancelled. Vignette of mill at water’s edge, flanked by two underground mining scenes. A Grand Island Mining Company is listed in History of Mining in Arizona (pp.69-70) as having been a consolidation company with the Shea Copper Co. The Shea was incorporated in 1916 to operate a vein on property near Copper Chief-Equator ground. The Grand Island Mining & Tunnel Co. of 1900, may have operated the tunnel which ran between two shafts under a pyritic ore outcrop on Copper Chief Mining Co. property, mentioned in the same publication as above. We are not certain of the affiliation between these two companies (Grand Island MC and Grand Island Mining & Tunnel Co.), as neither were mentioned in any other of our resources. Green border and seal. Printed by Goes. 8 1/4” x 10 1/2”. Xf, folds. Est. $25-50

1304. Yavapai. Jerome. Grand Island Mining Company Newspaper clipping. Circa 1916. This is an informational one page article about the Grand Island Mining Company. The article covers the mine, mill, finances, and development. There are three small pictures showing the mines. Printed on brown paper in black print. No newspaper name is on the page. The newspaper page is glued to white foam core. Newspaper size 10 1/2 X 17”. Overall size 12 1/2 X 19”. Est. $50-100

1305. Yavapai. Jerome. Great Verde Extension Copper Co. Newspaper Ad. This add has a map and mountain relief of the Great Verde Extension Copper Co., and shows the surrounding mining companies. The add describes the Great Verde Extension Copper Co. operation and gives instructions for the purchase of stock. The add is from the Arizona Republican dated Sunday Morning, January 7, 1917. Printed on brown paper in black print. The add is glued to foam core. Cut out is irregular. Newspaper size 14 1/4 X 21”. Overall size 16 1/4 X 22 3/4”. Est. $25-75

1306. Yavapai. Jerome. Haynes Copper Co. Lot of 2 certificates. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1907. The first is issued to Mrs. Almira E. Johnson for 400 shares, cert #2624, in 1910. Signed by Chas. A. Harris vice president and J. R. Kinney secretary. The second is issued to W. J. Hoey for 1000 shares, cert #5849, in 1913. Signed by C. B. Stranahan president and Geo. M. Dorwart secretary. No vignettes. Orange border and seal. Both Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 8 x 11. This company was the successor to Jerome Mines Dev Co. Property included 161 acres northwest of the United Verde mine. The property was shut down in 1910 and the management was changed by demand of the stockholders. In 1912, the mine was reopened and dewatered. The shaft was sunk to 1200’ and was progressing at 70’ per day. The fact that the company was continuously selling stock raised some eyebrows. The company was dead by 1916. (Copper Handbook, 1912, p.434-35). Both very fine. Est. $75-150

1307. Yavapai. Jerome. Homestake Extension Mining Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1904. Signed by W. P. Nolan vice president and J. Plummer treasurer. Vignette at top center of a water flume next to a stream in a valley. Two smaller vignettes at upper corners of two different placer mining scenes. Black border with bronze seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 8 x 11. This company is not listed in the Copper Handbooks. There is a Homestake Mining Co listed that “Was swindle that advised investors to withdraw their money from savings banks before they busted and put it in Homestake, sure to pay one percent per month.” This company was located at Jerome. (Copper Handbook, 1910, p.950). A typed letter, dated 1928, that is included with the certificate indicates the Homestake Ext MC was fraud promoted by Douglas, Lacey & Co. This promotion house is included with several of the scams that we have found. We strongly believe that the two companies are related. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1308. Yavapai. Jerome. Jerome Mining District Papers. Lot of two pieces. The first piece is the “Weekly News Letter” issued by Jerome Bureau of Mines, August 14, 1917. This paper gives the status of the mines in the Jerome Mining District as of the date of the paper. Black print with black border on light brown paper. The paper is four pages. Folds. Size 8 1/2 X 14. Very nice piece. The second piece is an article on the Jerome Mining District by W. F. Staunton, dated august 4, 1917. This paper deals with the United Verde Extension Mine. The paper is 8 pages long and tells the history of the United Verde mine, showing claim maps and pictures of the mine. Black print on white paper. 8 pages long. Folds. Size 6 X 9” Est. $50-150

1309. Yavapai. Jerome. Map of Mineralized District between Jerome, on the north, to New River on the south. The area shown is about 75 miles. This is a map drawn by Richard T. Belcher, of Phoenix, that was cut out of the Arizona Gazette Newspaper, dated Thursday august 9, 1917. The map shows over 300 mines by name and was compiled by F. W. Bower, of Mayer Arizona. The map also shows the proposed railroad from Turkey on the north to Glendale on the south. Black print on light tan newsprint paper. Has been folded. Size 9 X 21”. Est. $100-300

1310. Yavapai. Jerome. Queen Creek Copper Co. Newspaper Ad to sell Stock. The ad is from the Nogales Daily Herald, dated Tuesday, November 14, 1916. The add describes the properties, lists the officers and has a statement by F. L. Ransome, a U. S. Government Geologist. Printed on brown paper in black ink. There are some black smudges on the newspaper of ink. Cut out is irregular. Glued to foam core. Size 16 X 21 1/4” Overall size 20 X 25”. Est. $25-75

1311. Yavapai. Jerome. Shea Copper Co. Cert. #1055. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Paul Stephens for 100 shares in 1920. Signed by president D. Shea and secretary O.Y. Eugelder. Uncancelled. Vignette of men working in underground mining scene. As mentioned before, the Shea was incorporated to operate a vein west of the Copper Chief-Equator ground. It was consolidated in 1922 with the Grand Island Mining Co. owning contiguous ground. The company yielded small amounts of silver ore, but per the author of History of Mining in Arizona, James Tenney, no work had been done after 1924 (p.70). Brown border. Printed by Mysell Rollins. 8 1/2” x 11 1/2”. Xf. Est. $25-75

1312. Yavapai. Jerome. Shea Copper Co. Cert. #7883. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Mellen & Hall for 100 shares in 1925. Signed by vice president Connelly and secretary O.Y. Eugelder. Cancellation stamp over president’s signature. Vignette of men working in underground mining scene. Brown border. Printed by Mysell Rollins. 8 1/2” x 11 1/2”. Fine, small tear at fold, bottom left corner damaged. See other lot for story. Est. $25-75

1313. Yavapai. Jerome. Turner Copper & Silver Mining Co. Newspaper Ad for purchasing Stock. Stamped in blue ink at the bottom of the add is the date Jan. 14, 1917. This add describes a little about the company. Printed on brown paper in black ink. Add is glued to foam core. Cut out is irregular. Newspaper size 9 X 15. Overall size 13 X 19. Est. $25-75

1314. Yavapai. Jerome. Union Mining Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona. Issued to G. W. Mowles for 700 shares, cert #1, in 1901. Signed by T. D. Murphy president and S. C. Wynkoop secretary. Vignette of a mill next to a stream within a valley with smaller vignettes of miners at each corner. Black border with bronze seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company is not listed in the Copper Handbooks. There was a Union mine in Mohave County. There is also a Mount Union located about 10 miles north of Prescott where several gold mines were located. We have chosen to place this company at Jerome based on the dateline with possible operations near Mount Union. (Barnes, Arizona Place Names, 1988, p.464). Datelined Jerome, Arizona. Tears along fold creases. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1315. Yavapai. Jerome. Verde Central Mines Inc. Prospectus, C.1917. Consisted of 20 patented claims covering 308 acres. Regarded favorably, the company property was well located and merited development of the known veins and prospecting along shear planes, beneath a limestone cap. Developed by 3 old prospect tunnels, probably 1000’ long on the extended Venture vein. Tunnels showed ore (Ref: Weed, 1918, p.418). Back page features claims map or Verde Central. 8” x 11”. Fine, writing in pencil and pen, folds, wrinkles. Est. $75-150

1316. Yavapai. Juniper. Stout Mining & Exploration Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1905. Issued to Samuel Prossman for 100 shares, cert #1659, in 1906. Signed by Oliver Stout president and Albert Gee secretary. No vignette. Fancy masthead. Balck border with red seal. Uncancelled. Printer - Theo. Leonbardt. 7 x 11. We could find no reference to this company within our library. Wear to folds with small tears. Staining at lower left. Garbani indicates that he believes the company was at Juniper Flats, Yavapai. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1317. Yavapai. Juniper. Stout Mining Co. Inc. in AZ, 1907. Issued to Philip Samuel Stout for 20,000 shares, #281, in 1908. Signed by Oliver Stout pres and Wm. E. Scott treas. No vignette. Fancy masthead. Brown border and print. Uncancelled. Printer - Theo Leonbardt. 7 x 11. Datelined Philadelphia, PA. We could find no reference to this company within our library. Garbani indicates that the company to be located in Juniper Flats, Yavapai County. VF. Est. $25-50

1318. Yavapai. Kirkland. Malapai MC. Cert. #597. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Jay C. Park for 500 shares in 1911. Signed by president A.S. Hirkey and secretary W.H. Scott. Uncancelled. Little information was given about the company (probably existent for no more than 2-3 years), other than a brief property description, of having fissure veins which carried gold-copper ores. Company operations consisted of development by an 850’ shaft, gasoline hoist and mill. (Ref: Weed, 1912-13, p.549). Vignette of underground mining scene, flanked by two vignettes of miners examining ore. Malapai is Spanish or Indian term for black lava beds. Black border, gilt seal. Printed by Goes. Xf, folds. 5 1/2” x 10”. Est. $25-50

1319. Yavapai. Lime Creek. Holmes-Bowman Dry Placer MC. #5. Inc. in AZ, 1905. Issued to Jonas B. Holmes for 20 shares in 1905. Signed by Holmes, pres. and W.H. Eckerly, sec. Uncancelled. Central vignette of mining trough flanked by two smaller vignettes of miners. Black border, and black and red print. Gilt seal. Printed by Out West Co., L.A. 8” x 10 1/21”. Xf, minor folding. May have been associated with Holmes Creek and Canyon, a short creek in the Bloody basin, named after R.J. Holmes Jr., located in the Lime Creek district, but unknown. Est. $50-100

1320. Yavapai. Lime Creek. Lime Creek Copper Co. #777. Inc. in AZ, 1899. Datelined Phoenix, AZ. Issued to Aaron B. Robinson for 10 shares in 1902. Signed by pres A. J. Edwards and sec J.D. Marlar. Uncancelled. The company’s mines consisted of 480 acres, and were referred to as the Copper Top mine, 60 miles northeast of Phoenix. They did well locally, with a 10-ton smelter at the mine. By 1905, the company was reorganized as Lime Creek Consol. Gold & Copper Co., and dead by 1906, having sold the property to Kentucky-Arizona Consol. Mining, Smelting & Development Co. The Kentucky continued to come up empty handed, with the little ore that was shipped, of low grade (Ref: Stevens, 1904, p.471; 1906, pp.637, 605). Very cute certificate, with company logo, in gilt, in center of masthead. Green border and red print on beige paper. Gilt seal. 5¢ document stamp at upper left. Xf, minor ink smearing. 6 1/2” x 9”. Est. $50-100

1321. Yavapai. Lynx Creek. Consolidated Homestead Mines Inc. Inc. in AZ. # C1911 issued to Alfred L. Rheinhold in 1921 for 100 shares. Signed by Pres R. B. Cross and Sec (illegible) Uncancelled. Vignette top center in green of spread-winged bald eagle on rocky crag. Black print, green border on white paper. Printed by Franklin Lee division - ABN, NY. 8 x 11.5. Folds. 2-cent New York State stock transfer tax stamp on reverse. Organized as a holding company to secure control of several mines in the Robinson district, near Ely, Nevada. Also owned the Homestead mine consisting of one patented claim in the Lynx district near Walker. The ore occurred in a 4’ to 7’ wide vein showing gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper. Regarding its operations in Nevada, Weed reported in 1916 (p. 376), “The financial management of this company is piratical”. The Homestead mine was acquired in 1916 by U.S. Continental Mines Co. which merged with Consolidated Homestead Mines Inc. in 1922. The complex ore from this mine was difficult to process, and as late as 1931, no production had been recorded. (Mines & Copper Hndbk, 1916, pp. 376 & 1152; , 1920, pp. 348 & 368; Mines Handbook, 1931, p. 261) Est. $25-50

1322. Yavapai. Lynx Creek. Lynx Creek Gold and Land Co., Ltd., Incorporated in London, issued 1893 (cert No. 33,101-33,150) to Eliz. Charter of Edgemont Cumberland, signed by James A. McFarlane and G. N. Shinn as directors. Uncancelled. No vignette. Printed by Jordan in London. Fancy company monogram at left. 8 x 9”. This was one of the few British ventures into Arizona Territory. Lynx Creek was a gold district near Prescott. In the early 1860’s the area was worked for placer gold. By the mid 1860’s, the first lode was found, the Accidental. The free gold specimens were so attractive that they were shown off in San Francisco. A single mill and several arrastras served the district for about the first ten years. By 1867 there were more than a dozen companies working mines there. [Browne, 1868, p475] During the 1880’s, Burchard in his Reports of the Director of the Mint nearly ignored Arizona, thus information of that period is scant. Spence did not mention the company in British Investments and the American Mining Frontier, though he only touched on a few dozen companies anyway. Ex rare. Est. $120-250

1323. Yavapai. Martinez. Arizona Gold Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1902. Issued to Harry S. Childs for 100 shares, cert #115, in 1908. Signed by P. L. Green president and Robt. E. Zinck secretary. Small vignette in underprint of company logo at bottom center. Green border with gilt seal and gold safety print. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 6 x 11. Datelined Prescott, Arizona. The company operated the Oregon mine and employed 15 men. O. L. Geer was the superintendent. (Pacific Coast Mines Directory, 1906). Black ink blots at center and along top edge. Very fine. Est. $50-150

1324. Yavapai. Martinez. Rincon Mines Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1904. Issued to Jas. S. Austin for 1000 shares, cert #34, in 1904. Signed by president and secretary. Vignette of miners underground at upper left with smaller vignettes of miners at each corner. Black border with gilt seal, gold safety print and red underprint. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. The company had operations in Martinez and was probably mining gold. There was a 10 stamp mill and a 25 ton cyanide plant employing 25 men. (Pacific Coast Mines Directory, 1906). Martinez is located on the east side of Date Creek Mountains in Martinez Canyon. (Barnes, Arizona Place Names, p.266). Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1325. Yavapai. Martinez. Rincon Mines Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1904. Issued to Jas. S. Austin for 5000 shares, cert #78, in 1904. Signed by president and secretary. Vignette of miners underground at upper left with smaller vignettes of miners at each corner. Black border with gilt seal and gold safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. See lot above for the story. Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1326. Yavapai. Martinez. Swiss Belle Mining Co. Incorporated in Delaware 1907. Issued Ruth E. T. Elder for 3000 shares, cert #8, in 1907. Signed by S. P. Norman president and A. H. Elder secretary. Vignette of an antlered elk and a small vignette at bottom center of a beehive. Green border. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 8 x 11. This company is not listed in the Copper or Mines Handbooks. Garbani indicates that its operations were at Martinez. Extremely fine. Est. $50-100

1327. Yavapai. Mayer. Arizona Copper & Mining Corp. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Mr. L. Saltstein for 200 shares, cert #2400, in 1919. Signed by F. H. Nelson vice president and C. L. Wilson secretary. No vignette. Brown border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Grimes-Stassporth, LA. 3 x 6. The company owned property near Mayer. The ore was of copper and silver which assayed between 2% and 40% copper. The shaft was to be deepened from 300’ to 200’ in 1919. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p.338). Very fine. Est. $25-75

1328. Yavapai. Mayer. Arizona Copper & Mining Corporation. Incorporated in Arizona in 1916. Certificate number 2913 issued to Ralph C. Nash for 100 shares in 1919. Signed by President (illegible) and Secretary L. P. Sawyer. No vignette. Uncancelled. Brown border and safety print on white paper. Printed by Grimes-Stassforth, L.A. Datelined Mayer, Arizona. 3.5 x 8. See lot above for the story. Est. $75-150

1329. Yavapai. Mayer. Arizona Copper Queen Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1907. Issued to H. W. Wannamaker for 100 shares, cert #379, in 1908. Signed by Shannon C. Douglass president and E. J. White treasurer. Vignette of a mining camp on a treeless slope with two smaller vignettes of miners working underground. Bronze border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company owned 8 claims located 26 miles southeast of Mayer. The company was idle since its incorporation with minor development work in 1917 and then again remained idle until 1925. (Mines Handbook, 1918, p.429). This lot includes two letters. One is from N. P. Ladd as the financial agent for the company. The second letter is from the company to Mr. Wannamaker that accompanied the certificate. All three pieces are very fine. Est. $75-150

1330. Yavapai. Mayer. Arizona Development Co. Cert. #201. Incorporated in Delaware in 1900. Issued to Samuel C. Custer for 200 shares in 1900. Signed by president John Jameson. Uncancelled. Vignette of spread-winged bald eagle, with one talon perched atop globe. Red border and underprint. Two 25¢ document stamps in lower right margin. 8” x 10”. Vf, bottom edge a bit discolored. This company was reported to be preparing for extensive drilling in Yavapai County in 1905. (Mineral Resources, 1905, p.139). Est. $25-75

1331. Yavapai. Mayer. Consolidated Copper Creek Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1906. Issued to Adaline E. Wald for 100 shares, cert #1398, in 1907. Signed by E. J. White treasurer and president. Vignette of several miners working underground. Gold border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. The company owned the Sunset group of claims near Mayer. The property adjoined the Rosalie Copper Co. The company also controlled the Cons. Copper Co of Colorado which owned the Delmonico gold mine at Cripple Creek. &#x201CAvertising, largely in the cheap mail order monthlies, was of the brazenly fakish sort, calculated to catch the dollars of the ignorant. Advertised, 1907, that it was altogether likely to become as famous as Amalgamated. The Arizona property is idle, and the Delmonico (Colorado) mine, which is apparently of some promise, is under honest management, was leased to, 1910, to J. McGinnis & Co. Frank H. Horn, apparently a promoter, is now in jail for fraudulent mining stock deals. Company is in bad shape financially, and is regarded with suspicion.” (Copper Handbook, 1910, p.640-41). Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1332. Yavapai. Mayer. United Arizona Copper Mining & Smelting Co & Letterhead. Incorporated in Arizona 1916. Issued to H. Fern Stevenson for 50 shares, cert #2037, in 1917. Signed by C. H. Dunlap president and W. Stott secretary. No vignette. Green border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - ABN. 8 x 11. Owned 22 claims 26 miles east of Mayer on Copper Creek in Yavapai County. There was a 835 foot shaft accessing ore of copper, gold and silver. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p.367). The company was bankrupt and the property sold at sheriff’s sale in 1923 to Geo. R. K. Kork. In 1921, this company merged with the United Arizona Extension Mining Corp. The shaft was deepened to 1020 in the early 1920’s but the shaft was filling with water. The remoteness of the property and the lack of commercial grade ore were the greatest disadvantages. The claims next to the Swastika, “on which this company spent $14,000, in the winter of 1922-23, were relinquished, after striking rich silver ore, and…transferred to the Breslin MC which began mining bonanza ore”. The United Arizona Copper company almost made it big. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.474-75). This lot includes a letterhead sheet with a typed list of the names of stock purchasers and amount of shares dated 1918. Charles H. Dunlap owned the People’s Ice & Fuel Co in Phoenix which was doing a brisk business as that town was being settled at the turn of the century. Both very fine. Est. $25-50

1333. Yavapai. Mayer. United Arizona Copper Mining & Smelting Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1916. Issued to Myrtle Virgil for 200 shares, cert #897, in 1916. Signed by C. H. Dunlap president and C. W. Stott secretary. No vignette. Green border. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. See lot above for the story. Wear and minor foxing along fold creases. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1334. Yavapai. Mayer. Yavapai Gold Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1903. Issued to Carl Horne for 100 shares, cert #751, in 1906. Signed by A. Pratt president and G. E. Kramer secretary. Vignette of a mill next to a stream within a valley with two smaller vignettes of miners underground. Green border and seal. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company was located in or near Mayer, Yavapai. In 1906 there were 10 men working the mine. (Pacific Coast Mines Directory, 1906, p.54). Tape repair to fold creases. Wear and foxing along folds. Fine. Est. $25-50

1335. Yavapai. Mayer’s Junction (Big Bug Creek). Arizona Onyx Co. This is an 1892 prospectus for the Arizona Onyx Company. The write-up outlines the history of onyx quarries, the use of onyx for interior and exterior decorations and the decrease in supply for Mexico and Latin America. The company believes they have acquired the onyx bonanza property 28 miles south of Prescott at Mayer’s Station near Big Bug Creek. There are several testimonials to the deposit. Map of property included. Binding appears to have been repaired to reattach front and back cover. These is no listing for this company in the Mines Handbooks or Poole (1898). Fine condition. Size 6 X 9”. Est. $150-300

1336. Yavapai. McCabe. Redman Extension Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1908. Issued to Netta Brooks for 40 shares, cert #446, in 1908. Signed by John E. Taylor president and Wintemute secretary. Vignette of a mining camp on a treeless slope with two smaller vignettes of miners working underground. Gold border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company is not listed in the Copper Handbooks. However, the secretary W. T. Wintermute was a notorious stock promoter. Wintemute is listed as the secretary of the Redman M, M, & Sm Co. &#x201Mr. Wintemute who is a notorious scalawag, was arrested for fraudulent use of the mails, and suit was brought against the company by John Derry, the superintendent, who is said to be a relative of Mr. Wintemute.” (Copper Handbook, 1910, p.1466-67). Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1337. Yavapai. McCabe. Redman Stockholders Corp. Incorporated in Arizona 1912. Issued to Netta C. Brooks for 638 shares, cert #470, in 1912. Signed by E. F. Krantz president and W. B. Wilson treasurer. Vignette of a spread winged eagle with American flag in talons. Green border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Benson & Son, NY. 8 x 11. The company reportedly took over the property of the Redman Mining, Milling and Smelting Co. The property was located near McCabe. (Copper Handbook, 1912, p.752). Minor foxing along bottom edge. Slight tears along fold creases. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1338. Yavapai. Mt. Union. Vanderbilt Mining & Milling Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to David E. Clarke for 1000 shares, cert #81, in 1911. Signed by John Anderson vice president and Wm. Lawson president. Vignette at upper left of spread winged eagle. Black border with gold seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. There was a Vanderbilt claim located in the Mount Union district, Yavapai County. (Mines Index, Welty et al, 1985, ABG). Tears along fold creases. Fine to very fine. Est. $25-50

1339. Yavapai. Octave. Arizona-Eastern Gold Mines Company. Incorporated in Delaware in 1928. Certificate number 32 issued in 1928 for 10,044 shares. Signed by President H. C. Gibbs and Treasurer W. S. Leas. No vignette. Orange border, safety and underprint on white paper. Uncancelled. Printed by Vannah Litho., Boston. 5.5 x 10. The company owned the Octave mine, developed by an 1,100 ft shaft and equipped with a 50 ton mill. In 1931 the company was producing from the 800’ and 950’ levels. (Weed, 1931. p. 254). Est. $30-60

1340. Yavapai. Peck. Good Hope Gold & Copper Co. Prospectus. Consisted of 9 claims, over 186 acres. Main fissure vein shows ore values on average of 30¢ to $70 per ton. There was about 400’ of development work done, consisting of a 65’ vertical shaft. Vf, wrinkles. Est. $50-150

1341. Yavapai. Peck. Mining Deeds & Affidavit of Labor. Transfer of ownership dated 1900, of the “Gladiator” located in 1897, and eight others located about the same time. Also a second Mining Deed transferring ownership of the “Dolly Varden”, and other claims, dated 1896. The Labor affidavit is dated 1907. Est. $25-50

1342. Yavapai. Peck. Silver Princess Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1907. Issued to A. W. Martindell for 60 shares, cert #1049, in 1909. Signed by H. F. Worth vice president and J. Hawnsard secretary. Vignette of several miners underground. Bronze border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. We could find no reference to this company. Garbani indicates he believes that it was located in the Peck district of Yavapai. Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1343. Yavapai. Pine Grove. Crown King MC. Lot of 2. Cert. #E503, D504. Incorporated in the territory of Arizona. Both are issued J.F Coure, one for 9 shares in 1906, and the other for 17 shares in 1906. Both are signed by president Geo. P. Shurtleff and secretary G.J. Gink. Uncancelled. The Crown King Mines Co. was an offshoot of Crown King Mining Co., closed down in 1901 due to an accounting suite brought on by original owner, Orrin F. Place. The litigation prohibited production even after reorganization, until 1906 when a settlement was finally reached. But the legacy of perpetuated shut-downs would continue even under new ownership, where by 1907, the mine was again inactive. This trend would continue well into the 1920’s, when finally the mine site was destroyed by flood. During its life, the Crown King was successful, with production at about $1,500,000 before litigation (Ref: Tenney, p.196-201). Both are similar in design, with a vignette of an elk in the foreground of a mountain scene. Green border and orange border. The second certificate notes a bonus stock with the Nelson MC along with this certificate, stamped in the center. Uncancelled. 7 1/2” x 11 1/4”. Vf, folds. Est. $75-150

1344. Yavapai. Poland. Arizona M&MC. Cert. #151. Incorporated in Arizona in 1907. Issued to John Townsend for 6900 shares in 1907. Signed by president Chas. J. George. The company was formerly run by the Poland Extension Gold M&MC. Not much is given about either company, other than the operations. As of 1908, the Arizona was being developed by a blind shaft via 150’ tunnel, showing copper, lead and zinc sulphides, the operations description pretty consistent for both companies (Ref: Stevens, 1905, p.662; 1908, p.334). Vignette of allegorical figure holding scales, flanked by two other allegorical figures. Gilt border and seal. No printer noted. 8 1/4” x 10 1/2”. Vf, folds. Est. $50-100

1345. Yavapai. Poland. Poland, Arizona Postmark on Los Angeles Photo Postcard of an Early Home in Walker dated 1909. Photo is black and white. There is pencil writing on the picture. Has green one cent stamp. Card is in fine condition. Size 3 1/2 X 5 1/2” Est. $75-150

1346. Yavapai. Poland. War Eagle Mining Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1901. Issued to Peter W. French for 1000 shares, cert #135, in 1902. Signed by Oliver C. Bryant president and A. L. Stewart secretary. Vignette at upper left of several miners underground with smaller vignettes at each corner of a miner. Black border with green seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. There was a War Eagle vein located near Poland. The most productive mine was the Crown King which closed in 1901 by court order and remained closed until 1906. This company probably had its operations near here. (Tenney, History of Mining in Arizona, 1929, p.196-97). Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1347. Yavapai. Prescott. Arizona Development Co. (1879). Incorporated in 1878, state not shown. Vignette of cherub at center below fancy masthead. Datelined Prescott (AZ). Specimen proof. Full proof certificate with stub and all margins prior to trim. 9.5 x 15”. Printed by ABN. “Principal Office, Prescott, A.T.” Two dates written by American Bank Note personnel, Apr. 29, 1879 and Aug. 23, 1879. This company probably had gold mines near Prescott. We were unable to find any information. These proofs are usually one of a kind pieces. Est. $100-200.

1348. Yavapai. Prescott. Arizona Territory Trade Token. The Antlers/ Prescott/ A.T.// GF/ 12 1/2/ cents/ At The Bar. Rd, 23mm. Vf. Trade tokens from Arizona that have the territorial notation A.T. are extremely rare. Prescott was a mining camp in Arizona, which was known for its gold harvest in nearby mountains. It was founded in 1864, and had a fort associated with it. The Antlers was a saloon, the token good for one bit or drink at the bar. Circa 1905. Est. $500-1000

1349. Yavapai. Prescott. Gold Leaf MC, incorporated in Territory of Arizona c 1896-7, issued 1897 to Frank Stieber for 500 shares, signed by J. H. Rhomberg as president and R. M. Kunz as secretary. Uncancelled. Gold seal, Goes printed cert with vignette of miners at left and six mini mining vignettes incorporated into the vignette all around. Green safety pattern. Folds, with some split ends and document tape repairs to fold splits. 8 x 10”. No printer shown. Though not listed in Poole, this was most certainly another of the many gold companies operating a mine or a prospect near Prescott. The name indicates that the company may have found some nice gold leaf specimens on the property. Est. $50-150

NOTES ON GEORGE HARTMANN

George Hartman, (Henry George August Hartmann), was one of Prescott’s finest pioneer citizens. He was born in a little town near Hamburg Germany. He was twelve years old when he rode into Prescott, which was having a bread famine, on horseback, in charge of a small ox train loaded with flour ground on the stone mills of New Mexico. Levi Bashford of G-G. Co. had learned of the coming wagon train and sent out a rider to buy all the flour at eight cents a pound and then sold it for three times the price. The young Hartman was headed for Los Angeles, but stayed in Prescott, being a clerk for Bashford (letter offering Hartman the job is in the Hartmann papers). Hartmann then painted some early homes. George was always interested in mining and did prospecting in the hills. He used his earning to open the “Zelida” mine, which contained a large quantity of rich silver ore which he never sold. A mining engineer by profession, he was also active in the Poland, Harbury, and other mines in the area for over 20 years. George also was a very good friend of “Buckey” O’Neill, and published a book in 1907, which was dedicated to him (this book is for sale in one of the Hartmann’s sale lots). George took up painting and went to an art school in San Francisco. He found, however, that to support his family he had to paint houses, as his pictures did not bring in enough money to do so. George did not make a lot of money at mining either. He had a wife named Ottilia, and they had two children, Henrietta and Caroline. George died sitting in a chair at his home, December 22, 1934, at the age of 82. Mr. Hartmann was known for being honest, upright, gentle, kind, unselfish and thoughtful of others. He was a true personality.

1350. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Advertisement sent to George Hartman from Hamburg, Germany. Lot of two pieces, 1889. The first piece is an advertisement from C. Wilh. Stein, advertising their Hydraulic Manometers. The advertisement is in German and four pages long. One page has diagrams of the Manometers. Black print on white paper. Folds with tears in the center of the folds. Size 9 X 12”. Hartman may have requested this information for possible use at one of his mines or mills near Hackberry or Poland. The second piece is the envelope, which is addressed to “George Hartmann in Prescott Arizona, United States of A.” On the front of the envelope is the stamp of the Stein Company, and Yavapai Co. is written in pencil. The back of the envelope is stamped “9 20 1889 New York. N. Y. Reg’y Div.” , and has two partial company red wax seals. Heavy fabric envelop with tears on the sides. Size 5 X 8”. Est. $50-150

1351. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Certificate of Enrollment. The certificate reads in part “This is to Certify That Geo. Hartman of Prescott, Arizona has enrolled in the United States Shipyard Volunteers of the Public Service Reserve to aid the Nation in its imperative need for merchant ships with which to overcome the submarine menace and maintain our forces at the front.” Signed by Edward N. Hurley, Chairman U. S. Shipping Board. Has a Gold Seal From the United States Shipping Board with a Sailing ship embossed in it. Fancy green border and green vignette of the seal of the United States Shipping Board. Black print on heavy white paper. No date. Folds. Size 8 1/2 x 11”. Resembles a stock certificate. Est. $25-50

1352. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Certificate. Knights Templar Order of Red Cross Membership. This is a hand written document in black ink with red border and underlining dated 1898. The gold seal of the Ivanhoe Commandery N0. 2. K.T. is in the left hand corner. Signed by Eminet Commander T. G. Brecht and T. E. Bright recorder. Folds with tears along the folds. Size 10 1/2 X 16”. Est. $25-75

1353. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Children Photograph. This is a photograph of Caroline, age 7, and Henrietta, age 5, Hartmann. Photograph taken by Erwin Baer, Cortez St. Prescott, Arizona. The back of the cabinet photo is a large ad for Baer. Circa 1883. Baer was a long time Arizona photographer, first coming to Prescott in 1883, according to Mautz in Biographies of Western Photographers (1997). Est. $50-150

1354. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Evangeline Autographs. This is an autograph book of Henrietta Hartmann containing autographs of Prescott people with dates of 1892 through 1900. Cloth bound with raised pine branches and pine cones done in green and brown. The verbage is in raised gold lettering. Wearing on the edges and back. Interior pages are fine. Size 5 X 7”. Est. $50-150

1355. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Knight Templar Ribbons. Lot of four. The first piece is a white ribbon with gold lettering dated Oct.1889. The ribbon is from Washington and lists other city and states. Size 2 1/2 X 7 1/2”. The second piece is a brown ribbon with black print form Mary Commandery No. 19, D. T., from Denver 1892. It has the Knight Templar vignette. Size 2 ¼ X 7”. The third piece is a pink ribbon with brown print from the 25th Triennial Conclave, Denver 1892. Greencastle Commandery Greencastle, Indiana. Has Knight Templar vignette along with a man riding a horse. Size 2 1/2 X 7”. The forth piece is a red and silver ribbon with gold and black print, from the 25th Triennial Conclave Denver, Col., 1892. The ribbon has crossed metal swords and shield at the top. There are gold tassels at the bottom. Size 2” X 8”. All ribbons are very fine. Est. $100-200


1356. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Miscellaneous papers. Lot of seven pieces. The first is a Certificate of Award of Old Age Pension that certificate that Mr. Hartmann is 82 years old and is awarded $ 20. Dated 1934. Signed by Henry George August Hartmann, the Old Age Pension Commission of Yavapai County and the clerk. Black print of white paper. Seal of Yavapai County. Folded. Very good condition. Size 7 X 8 1/2”. The second piece is a Certificate of Award of Old Age Pension that certificate that Mr. Hartmann is 81 years old and is awarded $ 20. Dated 1933. Signed by Henry George August Hartmann, the Old Age Pension Commission of Yavapai County and the clerk. Black print of white paper. Seal of Yavapai County. Folded. Very good condition. Size 7 X 8 1/2”. The third piece is a letter from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions showing George Hartman a Corporal in Co. F, 1st Arizona Militia. Dated 1918. Maroon letterhead, black print on white paper. Folds with tears along the folds. Size 8 X 101/2”. The fourth piece is a Warranty Deed from George Hartmann and his wife Ottilia, to George Harbauer (George’s Son-in-law), and Henrietta Harbauer (George’s Daughter) selling him his property. Dated 1912. Red Border, black print on ivory paper. Folds with tears along the folds. Tape on some of the folds. Size 8 1/2 X 21”. The fifth piece is a letter from George Hartmann making it a record that he was in the Militia because Buckey O’Neill had been killed at the storming of San Juan Hill in 1898 and that the papers showing George was in the Militia were burned in a fire in 1900. George’s commission expired in 1924. Black print on white paper. Folds with rears along the folds. Size 8 1/2 X 13”. The sixth piece is a letter from Bashford & co to George Hartmann Dated 1878, offering George a job. The envelope is also there. The letter is folded with tears along the folds. Handwritten black on white lined paper. Size 7 1/2 X 10”. The envelope is torn in half. It does have a 3 cent green postage stamp in the right corner. Size 3 1/2 X 5 1/2”. The seventh piece is a Quit-Claim deed between Thomas Nelson and Georgia Nelson. The relation to Hartmann is not known Dated 1945. Red border, black print on ivory paper. Folds with tears along the folds. Size 8 x 14”. Est. $100-200

1357. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Papers. Miscellaneous papers of Henrietta and Carrie Hartmann, George Hartmann’s Daughters. Lot of 9 pieces. The first piece is a Baptismal Certificate which is written in German, dated 1895. Vignettes of different Christian figures. Very fancy. Brown and red print on white paper. Printer Verlag Von Ernst Kaufmann, New York. Folds with tears along the folds. Size 12 1/2 X 16 1/2”. The second piece is a Happy New Year card sent by Henrietta to her son or daughter from Hamburg Germany. No date. Face of card is a color picture of a girl getting water from a lake with a house and field in the back ground. The picture is framed in a boat. Very good condition. Oval size 4 X 6 1/2” The third piece is a four page Commencement Program from Prescott High School dated 1900. On the third page under class exercises Henrietta Hartmann have the Treasurer’s Report. Black print on ivory paper. Folded. Nice condition. Folded size 5 1/2 X 7”. The fourth piece is an article from the newspaper listing a High School program where Carrie Hartmann played a piano solo. Dated 1896. The clipping is glued to black paper. There are other glue marks on the right side. Size 3 X 8 1/2”. The fifth piece is a Satisfaction of Mortgage document for property owned by Henrietta and her husband dated 1918. Red border with blackprint on white paper. Gold seal on bottom left corner. Folds. Size 8 1/2 X 14”. The sixth piece is a picture of Henrietta with a unknown man in front of a tree with a corregated tin building in the background. Tear on the right bottom corner. Stick tabs on the back. Size 4 1/’2 X 5 1/2”. The seventh piece is a picture of two women looking at the Grand Canyon, probably the Hartmann daughters. Size 3 x 5 1/2”. Good condition. The eighth piece is a picture of two women standing in the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon, probably the Hartmann daughters. Fair condition. Size 3 X 5 1/2”. The last piece is a picture of a group of men and women sitting on a bank of the Colorado River having lunch. Probably the Hartmann daughters. Nice condition. Size 3 X 5 1/2”. Est. $100-200

1358. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Papers. Prescott High School Territory of Arizona Diploma of Henrietta Johan?? Hartmann . Beautiful engraved diploma dated 1900 which had a vignette in the upper left hand corner of a woman holding an American flag which is on a staff and flanked by two other American flags. Under the work Prescott there are roses. This diploma shows the courses that Henrietta completed with the associated grade. Black print on white paper. Printed by Oval & Roster, Indiana. Signed by A J. Matthews, superintendent, along with the members of the board of education. Folds with small tears at the end of some of the folds. Size 16 X 20 1/2”. Est. $100-200

1359. Yavapai. Prescott. Hartmann Publications. Books written by George Hartmann and Related Material. Lot of six pieces. The first piece is a book written in 1907 by George Hartmann titled “Wooed by a Sphinx of Aztlan” . This book contains incidents in the life of the author as well as references to William (Buckey) O’Neill, the Rough Rider. The book was given by the author to his daughter Carrie and is so written in the book. There is wear on the edges of the book, and the picture of Buckey O’Neill is worn and has a tear in the lower left corner. The inside pages are in very good condition. Brown cover with gold writing. Size 5 X 7 1/2”. The second piece is the revised version of the book “Wooed by a Sphinx of Aztlan” now titled “Tales of Aztlan”, copyrighted in 1908. This book was the author’s personal copy. This book may be the only copy, as there is no copyright information, the paper used for the pages is the porous type, and the pages are not cut to the same size. There are also notes by the author on the pages. The cover of the book is red with gold print, with a picture of the Rough Rider Monument. The edges of the covers are warn as is the picture. Size 5 X 7 1/2”. The third piece is typewritten additions initialed by the author in 1918 to be inserted in the book. Size 8 1/2 X 13”. The fourth piece is the certificate from the Library of Congress the 1907 book was deposited there, dated 1907. Black print on white paper. Size 8 1/2 X 11 1/2”. The fifth piece is the Library of Congress certificate of copyright registration to 1916. Rosario Brena was founder, president and manager of the Brena Commercial Company for almost thirty years. The company was the first wholesale store of the kind in Arizona. The sixth piece is an agreement contract between Caroline Allison (George Hartmann’s Daughter) and Marshall Walton to have the latter promote the sale of the 1907 book’s contents to moving picture companies, television, or any of the arts incident to this book. She sold this right for one dollar which is included in the piece. The letterhead is from the ”Italian Grocery & Store”. Date 1964. Black print on white paper. Size 8” x 11”. Est. $400-600

1360. Yavapai. Walker. Henrietta Hartmann and Dog Photo. This is a black and white photo. Date 1909. Henrietta Hartmann was the daughter of George Hartman, the noted Mining Engineer of Arizona. Photo taken at Walker, Arizona. Small tear in the upper left hand corner. Size 3 1/8 X 6 5/16”. Est. $25-50

1361. Yavapai. Prescott. Golden Dragon Newspaper Ad for purchasing Stock, a Prescott Gold Mine, Backed by a Prescott Company. This ad is from the Prescott Journal-Miner dated Sunday Morning, September 14, 1919, page three. The ad describes the mine and what is needed to get it going. Printed on brown paper in black ink. Cut out is irregular. Newspaper size 16 1/2 X 22 1/2”. Overall size 18 1/4 X 24 1/4”. Est. $25-75

1362. Yavapai. Prescott. Home Oil Co. Stock certificate and Incorporation Papers. The company was incorporated in Arizona in 1918. The stock certificate is certificate number 1, which is not issued and is cancelled by W. P. McConnell Secretary. Unsigned. No printer. Vignette in the top center of the certificate is of an oil field with a steam train, hills and buildings in the back ground. Folds with small tears on the right hand fold. Fancy brown border with brown safety print. Black print on white paper. Size 9 X 11 1/2”. In the Incorporation papers there is a list the directors of the company and their backgrounds. No other reference of this company or its principles is in our reference material. Est. $25-50

1363. Yavapai. Prescott. Hunker Ledge Mining Co. Cert. #44. Incorporated in Arizona in 1909. Issued to Jacob Haeny for 1520 shares in 1911. Signed by president J.M. Hunker and secretary Sixtus Gumbraum. Vignette of underground mining scene, at left, with several vignettes throughout border. Black border, gilt seal. Printed by Goes. 8 1/4” x 11”. See lot below for the story. Xf. Est. $25-75

1364. Yavapai. Prescott. Hunker Ledge Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona in 1909. Certificate number 24 issued to Jacob Hanny for 800 shares in 1910. Signed by President J. M. Hunker and Secretary John E. Schilling. Uncancelled. &#x201Phoenix, Arizona” in corporate seal suggests offices there. Vignette upper left corner of several miners working underground and six small vignettes at each corner and side-center margin of individual miners. Black border and print with gold safety print and seal on white paper. Printed by Goes. 8 x 11. Several folds with tears, one fold completely torn and mended with cellophane tape on reverse side. We were unable to find any information on this company among our resources. Garbani places its operations in Prescott. Est. $25-75

1365. Yavapai. Prescott. Knights Templar Business Card of D. W. Pritchett. Has a knight on horse back at the left side and a cross at the top. Size 2 1/2 X 4. Est. $25-50

1366. Yavapai. Prescott. Letter on White House Letterhead. Letter to George Hartman, of Prescott, from the Secretary to the President, Wm. Forbes (?). 8” x 4 3/4”. Vf, folds. Est.$25-50

1367. Yavapai. Prescott. Monroe Cons Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1903. Issued to Charles E. Shober for 250 shares, cert #344, in 1905. Signed by G. W. Middleton president and J. T. Adler secretary. Vignette of three miners working underground. Black border with gilt seal and gold safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Fidler & Wibel. 8 x 11. The company was listed as dead by 1906 and formerly of Prescott, Arizona. (Copper Handbook, 1906, p.970). Very fine. Est. $25-50

1368. Yavapai. Prescott. Madizelle Mining Co Prospectus, 1903. Prospectus of the company that includes a statement by the president regarding his character and integrity, a geologic report on the property, a plat map showing the claim names and locations, three photographs of the camp, hoist house and main works, with discussions of each. The company had offices in Prescott and Phoenix and its claims were located 7 miles west of Prescott. The International Mining Manual for 1911 reports they owned the Centipede and Derby Mines developed by shafts and tunnels and produced gold-copper ore. Power was supplied by gasoline, steam and air, a 5-stamp mill and a 10-ton concentrating Mill employing 25 men. Est. $25-50

1369. Yavapai. Prescott. Madizelle Mining Company Magazine ad for Stock Purchase. The ad states “A Clear Statement of the Remarkable Stock Offer of the Madizelle Mining Company”. This ad was in the Arizona Magazine, and has a date of June 1916 written in the upper left hand corner. The ad tells about the company and how to purchase the stock. There is a picture of the Hoist House at the Main Shaft in the right center, and a picture of the camp. Printed in black ink on ivory paper. Folds and some tears on the folds. Glued to foam core. Size of article 14 X 20 3/4”. Overall size 15 3/4 X 22 1/2”. Est. $25-75

1370. Yavapai. Prescott. Mt. Union Con Mining Co. Underground Workings Map. This piece shows the underground workings and assay results. Tunnels, shafts, stopes, drifts, etc. are shown. Map was drawn in 1907. The property held gold, silver and lead, employing 25 men (International Mining, 1907, p.62). Printed on ivory paper in black ink. Folds. Glued to foam core. Map size 6 1/2 X 13”. Overall size 10 1/4 X 16 3/4”. Est. $75-150

1371. Yavapai. Prescott. NC4Silver Mining Co. Newspaper ad for purchasing Stock. This ad is from the Prescott Journal Miner, dated Sunday Morning, September 7, 1919, page three. The main theme of the ad is comparing Copper to Silver, and what is needed by the NC4 Silver Mining Company. Printed of brown paper in black ink. The ad is glued to foam core. Cut out is irregular. Newspaper size 16 1/2 X 20 1/4”. Overall size 20 1/4 x 24 1/4”. Est. $25-75

WILLIAM “BUCKEY” O’NEILL SECTION Please see Lot 624 for autographed stock.

1372. Yavapai. Prescott. O’Neill Memorabilia. Book with pictures. Lot of four pieces. The first piece is a sepia picture of Buckey O’Neill sitting next to a tree in uniform. On the back is written “W. B. O’Neill, Captain U. S. V. Mayor of Prescott, Ariz.” Fold damage in the upper left hand corner. Size 5 X 7”. The second piece is a black and white photo copied from a book, showing Buckey O’Neill, Captain Valentine, and Jake Henkle. Size 51/2 X 8”. The Third piece is a color painted picture of Buckey O’Neill sitting by a tree in uniform. This picture was cut from multiple photos of all three men, glued together, then painted. The initials in the picture in the lower left corner are G. H. The picture is pasted on a light brown card. Size 5% X 8”. The forth piece is a book by Dale L. Walker titled “Death was the Black Horse The Story of Rough Rider Buckey O’Neill”. The foreword is by Barry Goldwater. 200 pages. Has a illustrated cover. Very fine condition. Size 6 X 9”. Est. $75-150

1373. Yavapai. Prescott. O’Niell Rough Riders Monument Original Photo. Copywright 1907 by P. C. Armitage. Picture is pasted on heavy gray cardboard. The words “from Alex Cordener with a date of 5-23-62. Cardboard has thumb tack holes with wear on the corners. Size 10 1/2 X 12 1/2”. Fine. Est. $100-200

1374. Yavapai. Prescott. O’Neill (Rough Riders’) Monument Memorabilia. Lot of five pieces. The first piece is a photo postcard entitled “Rough Riders’ Monument, Prescott, Arizona. The words W. H. Timerhoff, Druggist are also on the front. Yellow marks at the corners where the postcard was in a book. Size 3 1/2 X 5 1/2”. The second piece is a sepia photo of the Rough Riders’ Monument, that has been pasted to a piece of card board. Size 5 X 7”. Fine Condition. The third piece is a first day cover dated 1948, addressed to Mrs. Caroline S. Allison of Prescott, George Hartmann’s daughter. The first day issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Rough Riders. There is a drawing of four men on shoes back with rifles raised. There is a small picture of the Rough Riders Monument. There is blue writing “Cowboy Capital of the World First Rodeo held July 4, 1888, also on the front. The envelop has the 3 cent rough riders stamp, There is a blue and white souvenir stamp on the back with “Mile-High City Stamp Club” written on it. There is a advertisement inside from B. P. Roberts of Prescott. Size 3 1/2 X 6 1/2”. Fine The forth piece is a first day issue dated 1948, addressed to Mrs. Caroline S. Allison of Prescott, George Hartmann’s daughter. There is a drawing of the monument with the words “Bucky O’Neill Monument by Solon. H. Borghlum etc. on the front left. The 3 cent Rough Riders stamp is on the envelope. There is a blue and white stamp from the Mile High City Stamp Club portraying an Indian. Size 3 1/2 X 6 1/2”. Fine, The fifth piece is a Program dated July 3, 1907 for the Unveiling of the Capt. Wm. O’Neill Rough Rider Monument. Black print on light brown paper. Folds with tears along the folds. Size 6 1/2 X 19”. Est. $150-300

1375. Yavapai. Prescott. Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Company Thirty Year First Mortgage Six Percent Sinking Fund Gold Bond. Certificate number 708 issued in 1885. Signed by president E. M. Scrowe and secretary Wm. N. Kelley. Printer Homer Lee Bank Note Company, N.Y. Vignette of a man standing by steam engine and tender is in the upper middle of the bond. Uncancelled. Very fancy brown border with brown under print 1000 in a fancy box. Black print on white paper. The coupons are black print green with a vignette of a woman’s head turned sideways on the left. Coupons 1 through 16 have been cut, the rest are attached. A two shillings purple transfer stamp dated 1889 is affixed to the top right corner Folds. Size 16 X 29”. Very fine. Very rare. In a Stocks and Bonds of North American Railroads update Newsletter dated December, 2000, this bond is referenced as having only eight known. This one is number nine. In a write up which is included with the bond the following is noted: “1885 Prescott & Arizona Central Railway. A 75-mile standard gauge line using 32-pound rails that ran from Seligman to Prescott. Much of the line was on unballasted bare ground with quick cheap construction the rule. Yavapai County bonded itself for $300,000 and gave a contract to Tom Bullock in that amount. Hence the line was called the “Bullock Line”. The rails arrived in Prescott by midnight 31 DEC 1896 thus relieving Mr. Bullock from the $1,000 a mile penalty. The two small engines were forced to back from Prescott to Seligman as there was neither a wye or turntable at Prescott. Sloppy management, high rates, poor service resulted in the Santa Fe foreclosing on the line as they had not been paid for supplies, equipment and interchange facilities at Selgman.” Wagoner (1970, pp. 183,216-218,370,217) states that Charles Beach, who came to the territory from New Mexico engaged in the stock business in Yavapai County and also did contracting. He is listed as the principle builder of the Prescott and Arizona Central Railroad and also served as the Railroad’s superintendent when it was finished. He was involved in many incidents throughout his life. His last one was a court brawl where he shot a man named McAteer who was trying to stab some of the people in the court, one of which was Buckey O’Neill, who was court reporter at the time. McAteer lost his arm in the incident and died a month later. Beach was killed in 1889 when he was shot by George W. Young, who blamed Beach for alienating the affections of his wife. Beach was murdered while writing a letter to his young son who was in Los Angeles. The Prescott and Arizona Central Railroad was built to serve the United Verde Copper company, who were having trouble shipping ore at a cost effective price. A railroad was needed a line from Prescott to be connected with the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. After incorporating, the Prescott and Central Railway Company surveyed and mapped a route. Then Ainsworth, who was one of the local businessmen Governor Tritle had organized to be involved in the road and attract eastern capital using his authority as President of the Council, introduced and secured the enactment of a subsidy bill providing for the construction of a railroad in Yavapai County. With this legislation, the board of supervisors was required to sell bonds and pay $4,000 for each mile of standard-gauge track completed,. The payments would begin when ten miles of the seventy-three-mile railroad had been graded and the rails laid. Two groups of Eastern financiers were involved, and after a unification, decided to back railroad-builder Thomas S. Bullock. Tritle, Thomas J. Butler, and W. N. Kelly (who signed the bond as secretary), were the directory of the Prescott and Central Railway Co. and proceeded to acquire right-of way and issued $750,000 in first Mortgage Bonds. With this money and the money $292,000 from the county bonds Bullock finished the railroad. By January 1, 1887 he had linked the lightweight rails – purchased from the Atlantic and Pacific – all the way from Prescott Junction (now called Seligman) on the main line to the capital city. A large celebration was held when the line was completed. For a few years of its short life, the road was called “Old Reliable”, and had opened the country around Prescott for development. The railroad was forced out of business by another company, which built a railroad line south from Ash Fork, on the main line of the Atlantic and Pacific, to Prescott and thence on to Phoenix. The new line would be known as Santa Fe, Prescott, and Phoenix. The Prescott and Arizona Central Railway company was out of business by 1895. Est. $300-600

1376. Yavapai. Prescott. Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Company Second Mortgage Six Percent Thirty Year Sinking Fund Income Bond. Certificate number 563 issued and dated 1886 for $1000. Signed by president T. S. Bullock and secretary Wm. N Kelly. Printer Homer Lee Bank Note Company, N.Y. Vignette of a Steam train pulling into a station with people standing on the platform is in the upper middle of the bond. There is another vignette in the middle of the bottom of a woman with a helmet on. Uncancelled. Very fancy brown border with brown under print 1000 in a fancy box. Black print on white paper. The coupons are black print green with a vignette of a steam engine on the left. Coupons 1 through 10 have been cut, the rest are attached. Folds. Size 16 X 26”. Very fine. Extremely rare. See Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Company Thirty Year First Mortgage Six Percent Sinking Fund Gold Bond for a detailed write up. It described Bullock as builder of the road and Kelly as a director. Est. $300-600

1377. Yavapai. Prescott. Prescott Consol’d Mining Co. First Mortgage $500 Bond issued in 1868, signed by Charles Poston as president and G. Wrightson as secretary. Poston and Wrightson were part of the Cincinnati syndicate that many authors have written about. After the financing of the Sonora Exploring and Mining Co and Arizona Mining Co., little work was done in the Arizona territory because of the severe Apache problems. Some of the men who had met Heintzelman and friends had met financed several other mines during the 1860’s. J. Ross Browne wrote of numerous of them in his Mineral resources west of the Rocky Mountains in 1868. The data he published is among the little existing data anywhere.

A significant portion of the post-1864 activity seems to have taken place in the Patagonia area. Prescott was just an idea of a town in 1864, just barely in its beginnings. It would soon become the temporary Territorial Capital. As a political center and as a gold mining center, Prescott may have been a wise choice for an eastern mining concern. Certainly the other investors (including Sam Colt) in New York and Cincinnati who had been hustled by Heintzelman and others knew by 1864 to 1868 that the mines in Arivaca and at the Salero were not as rich as they had hoped, but that the territory brought new hope for mining enterprises. Poston was ever optimistic.

Poston and Wrightson had both had their brothers killed by Apache in raids on the Heintzelman and Salero in 1861. By 1868 when the bond was issued, they had undoubtedly formed a close friendship. The pair represented perhaps the strongest pairing possible for potential New York investors. Their extensive experience in Arizona and in Arizona matters had no equal, except Heintzelman and Poston, the quintessential pair. The Wrightson brothers (Thos. And William) and his brother were both active with the Sonora Exploring and Mining Co., as well as the Santa Rita Silver MC, though G. Wrightson did not hold an office with either company. Poston was active with both as well, serving on the Boards with the likes of Sam Colt.

Few certificates exist with Poston’s signature. Certainly this certificate is the only one we are currently aware of, and is the only one seen by us in twenty plus years. He was instrumental in all of the key early mining companies in Arizona including the top two in age and importance, the Sonora Exploring and Mining Co. and the Arizona Mining Co. This is the top signature piece for an Arizonan (Poston) in this collection. [refs not listed: Blake; Mining Magazine, 1859-60] Est. $2000-4000

1378. Yavapai. Prescott. Prescott Consolidated MC, Incorporated in new York in 1864, issued to Joseph Helmer for 50 shares in 1864, signed by Rufus Andrews as vice president and J. A. Paleston as secretary. Datelined New York. Vignette of the Arizona Territorial seal. 25-cent Entry of Goods revenue stamp at right. Printed by Seymour & Co., New York. Uncancelled. 8.5 x 10” Please see the story with the Prescott bond. Not listed in Mowry, 1864; Browne, 1868; Hinton, Hamilton, Balch, Raymond (1869-1873). Not to be confused with the Prescott in Nevada County, California, which was San Francisco financed. Est. $750-1500

1379. Yavapai. Prescott. Prescott Mining Co. specimen proof. Two different certificate proofs, one with vignette, and one without. The Company was incorporated in New York about 1879. Both have folds. These two draft specimen certificates show the evolution in picking out, designing, and changing a certificate for a client by the American Bank Note Co. “Arizona Gold and Silver Mines” at bottom. The certificates come with the Bank Note Co. order form which shows notes on engraving, Face Plate, etc. The order for the certificates was placed by I. W. Hopkins of New York. This company probably had gold mines near Prescott. These specimen trials are usually unique. Est. $200-400

1380. Yavapai. Prescott. Ryland Gold Mining Co., incorporated in Arizona, issued 1889 to J. R. Judeu for 100 shares, signed by Tho. Roche as President and C.O. Wilcox as Asst Secretary. Datelined Fort Worth, Texas. No vignette. White paper, gilt border, black print. Printer not listed. 7.5 x 11”. Uncancelled. Folds. Cert No. 2254. A letter that accompanies this stock cites the location, discussing Frank Ryland “as one of Yavapai’s best miners.” Est. $150-300

1381. Yavapai. Prescott. Tributary Map of the Prescott and Tributary Districts, 1895. Compiled from official records and other sources by Jules Baumann. The map shows landmarks in black lines, Mines or Mining Companies in red, and water sources in blue. The map shows wagon roads, post offices, schools, Ranches, and Placer Ground. The proposed Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway. Route is shown. Printed on white parchment like paper. Folds. Some tearing on the folds. Fine. Size 28 1/2X 36”. Est. $100-300

1382. Yavapai. Providence. Great Belcher of Arizona. Incorporated in Arizona 1903. Issued to Mrs. Augusta Fahn of Enterprise, Fla. for 100 shares, cert #986, in 1907. Signed by Isaac M. Mason president and P. T. Noel secretary. Several vignettes at top. At top center is of a bull’s head. Two smaller vignettes at left and right of miners underground. Orange border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - New York Bank Note. 8 x 11. The company was a reorganization of the Great Belcher-Bullwhacker Gold Co. It owned by Great Belcher mine that had a 700 foot shaft with about 4000 feet of workings. In 1908, the company claimed to have hit ore worth $12 gold per ton and was planning to sink the shaft to 1000 feet. The company was dead by 1910. (Copper Handbook, 1908, p.531). Minor foxing along edges. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1383. Yavapai. Rich Hill. Blue Bell Mining Co. Inc. in AZ, 1901. Issued to John P. Judge for 100 shares, cert #147, in 1906. Signed by Jas. A. Alexander pres and Melvin Stephens treas. Vignette of a seated woman wearing a robe with an eagle next to her. Black border with gilt seal. Uncancelled. Printer - New York Bank Note. 8 x 12. This company is not listed as an Arizona firm. There was a listing for about the right time period for a company located in Plumas County, California (Copper Handbook, 1908, p. 383). There is also a Blue Bell mine located in the Verde district of Yavapai. However, this mine was purchased by the Cons. Arizona Smelting Co in 1905 which predates this certificate. (Tenney, History of Mining in Arizona, 1929, p.195-96). A Blue Bell mine is located in the Alamo District of Yuma County, but we cannot link this company to this mine with any certainty. (ABM, Bull. 196, p. 115). District from Garbani 2001. Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1384. Yavapai. Rich Hill. Monica Mines Co. Inc. in DE, 1908. Issued to H. W. Ulna for 1000 shares, cert #265, in 1910. Signed by Rich Clark president and Clyde Adams treasurer. Vignette of a spread winged eagle. Black border with green safety print and red underprint. Uncancelled. Printer - Wm F. Murphy, Phila. 8 x 12. This company is not listed in the Copper or Mines Handbooks. The certificate indicates in handwritten in pencil at lower right corner which states: “Mines Located in Weaver District, Yavapai County, Arizona.” Garbani indicates that the company owned the Monica Group in the Rich Hill district. We have chosen to place it in the Rich Hill district per Garbani. Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1385. Yavapai. Senator. Aztec MC. Cert. #34. Incorporated in Arizona in 1908. Issued to Wm. H. Arrott for 1000 shares in 1909. Signed by pooling committee, Perry L. Turner, Frank Thompson and chairman E. Rankinan. The Aztec lands consisted of 7 claims, including Peacock, Mountain View and Iron Duke Claims, spread over 13 miles, just south of Prescott and west of Poland, near the Hassayampa River. The main development lied in a 15’ fissure vein, producing copper ore of low average grade. The 1910-11 Copper Handbook asserts that the company assured future success for its stockholders, with “property destined to excel…” However, after quoting L.D. Finn, who guaranteed company profits of exceeding amounts, the author doubts any such onerous boasting, calling him a “fool or a faker.” Needless to say, this publication did not regard this company, nor Mr. Finn favorably (p.384). Uncancelled. Vignette of capped female, turned to profile. Black border. Printed by US Engraving Co. 5 1/2” x 10”. Xf. Est. $25-50

1386. Yavapai. Senator. Aztec MC. Cert. #217. Incorporated in Arizona in 1908. Issued to Henry M. Sanford for 800 shares in 1911. Signed by pooling committee, Perry L. Turner, Frank Thompson and chairman E. Rankinan. Uncancelled. Vignette of capped female, turned to profile. Black border. Printed by Goes. See other lot for story. 5 1/2” x 10”. Xf. Est. $25-50

1387. Yavapai. Silver Mountain. Pacific Copper MC. Cert. #367. Incorporated in Arizona in 1907. Issued to Columbia Trust Company Trustee for 16,667 shares in 1909. Signed by president C.W. Mitchell and secretary Morse. Uncancelled. The mines seemed to be quite self-sufficient, with a machine shop, a boarding house which slept up to 60 men, black smith and carpenter shop. In 1910, after having been idle for several months, the first carload of ore yielded $31.22 net, per ton of copper, retrieved from malachite and azurite ores. Although considered of low ore quality, the property was considered promising (Stevens, 1910-11, p.1372; Weed, 1912-13, p.689). Vignette of road leading to mining camp, flanked by two vignettes of underground mining scenes. Gilt border and seal. Printed by Goes. 8” x 11”. Vf. Est. $25-50

1388. Yavapai. Southern Verde. Victor Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1916. Issued to Sam Boreland for 100 shares, cert #KC54, in 1916. Signed by William Grant president and S. M. Klass secretary. Vignette at upper left of two miners operating a drill and smaller vignette of a miner dumping an ore car. Brown border. Uncancelled. Printer - New York Bank Note. 8 x 11. The company was quickly reorganized before 1918 into the New York Verde Copper Co. This company owned 1100 acres in the Southern Verde district adjoining the Jerome Pacific. It also owned 580 acres in the Maynard district, near Jerome in Mohave County. There was no recent information by 1920 and dead by 1925. (Mines Handbook, 1922, p.355). Water stain affecting lower part of right fold crease. Very fine. Est. $50-100

1389. Yavapai. Squaw Creek. Brooklyn-Arizona MC Stockholders’ Report, 1914. Incorporated in 1907. Consisted of 82 claims, developed by 750’ main shaft and 2500’ tunnel. In 1911, Stevens berates the company for false claims and promises in company prospectuses, claiming that the geology of the property is of remarkable character, belonging to the Tercerean (sic-Tertiary) Age, thoroughly examined by European engineers. Stevens wants names, and the company can’t produce them. By 1912, the company is equally, if not more so, attacked for “promoting a fraud.” Rightfully so, officers were indicted and arrested for using the mail to defraud prospective investors and stockholders. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Small, who Stevens so coldly slates in the preceding volume, was put under investigation and subsequently arrested for the same reasons stated above. Property was shut down as a result. In 1916, the company had changed hands and had reportedly planned to resume operations. All in all, the company made claims it couldn’t support with “facts”, assuring false security for stockholders using dishonest assertions (Ref: Copper Hdbk, 1910-11, pp.476-77; 1912-13, pp.153-54; 1916, p.258). In this report, issued by Small, the company is asking for help to save the property, refuting reports of a non-existent mine. 8” x 11”. Find, tear at bottom left edge and at right, foxing. Est. $25-75

1390. Yavapai. Squaw Creek. Squaw Peak CMC. Cert. #546. Incorporated in Arizona in 1916. Issued to Edison Thacker and secretary James H. Wingfield Jr. Uncancelled. Presumably idle by 1924, Squaw Peak consisted of 21 claims, 2 miles west of the Verde River and 28 miles SE of Jerome. Operations were developed by a 75’ shaft and a 400’ main tunnel (Ref: Weed, 1924). Vignette of men in underground mining scene. Gilt border and seal. Xf, folds. 8 1/2” x 11”. Est. $25-75

1391. Yavapai. Squaw Creek. White Horse Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1900. Issued to E. L. Barnes for 125 shares, cert #2566, in 1907. Signed by Henry A. Frost president and L. D. C. Ferguson secretary. Vignette of a elaborate flume setup for dredging with two smaller vignettes of miners inspecting ore. Black border with bronze seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. The company owned 200 acres, known as the Fuller group located at Squaw Creek in Yavapai County, and was attempting to sell stock to resume work. Clearly the stock promotion was a success by the certificate number. (Copper Handbook, 1905, p.824). The company acquired another group of claims in the Walker district. Unfortunately, the stock sales were not enough to save this company, as it was idle by 1910. (Copper Handbook, 1910, p.1818). Minor staining along bottom edge. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1392. Yavapai. Stanton. Mountainside Gold Co. Inc. in AZ. Issued to J. W. Taylor for 1000 shares, cert #157, in 1909. Signed by T. N. Ellis vice president and R. Bruckleys secretary. Vignette of a mining camp on a treeless slope with two smaller vignettes of miners underground. Gold border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company is not listed in the Copper or Mines Handbooks. Below the company title is printed “Glinton, Iowa and Stanton, Arizona.”. The company probably had property near Stanton which is located on Date Creek in the Weaver Mountains near Martinez Canyon. (Barnes, Arizona Place Names, p.422). XF. Est. $25-50

1393. Yavapai. Stoddard. Stoddard Copper Co. Cert. #257. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Ed. H. Barnes for 1600 shares in 1899. Signed by president Isaac T. Stoddard and secretary J.C. Carley. . The Stoddard Co. had its operation at Stoddard Camp, named after the president of this company, Issac Stoddard. He built a mine and smelter there, active through 1884, which closed at the time due to failing copper prices. He stoked up the operation again about 1900. The company showed promise, with bodies of sulphide ore at great depths in 1902. They had been in operation for several years at this point, and had secured $100,000 worth of copper and other precious metals, planning for greater depths in future development. This very endeavor was secured by 1904 (p.656). Its production was considered promising for many years , but was idle by 1906 (p.942). In this same year, the company was reorganized as Stoddard Mines Co. This revamp wouldn’t last longer than 10 years, because by 1916, the Arizona Binghamton Copper Co. seized, or, rather absorbed Stoddard, for reasons I could not find (p.1068). There claims to be a complete description in Vol. XII of the Mines Handbook, but I have failed to learn of other than the absorption. As it stands, the company operations were known as the Binghamton mine, per Vol. XII, which may mark the turning point from Stoddard to Binghamton. Four 40¢ document stamps, two at each side of the masthead. No vignette, but very nice certificate, with fancy masthead in green print. No printer noted. 6” x 10”. Xf. Est. $100-200

1394. Yavapai. Stoddard. Stoddard Copper Co. Cert. #320. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Cromwell G. Macy for 100 shares in 1909. Signed by president William H. Reywold and vice president Isaac T. Stoddard. Uncancelled. Very nice certificate, but has several blemishes throughout, appearing to be adhesive-like. No vignette. Printed by Broun-Green Co. 7 1/2” x 11 1/2”. See other lot for story. Est. $100-200

1395. Yavapai. Tiger (Crown King). Nelson MC. Lot of 2 certificates. Inc. in Terr. of AZ, 1910. Both issued in 1910, cert #A43 & #B172. Signed by Henry Kirst president and Wm Gassner secretary. Vignette of several miners working underground. Orange border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. The company owned the Nelson mine located halfway between the town of Crown King and the Crown King mine. There were two adits separated by 225 feet. Assays showed silver and gold values of commercial grade and included zinc, lead and copper. &#x201The zinc content, a detriment in the past, is now valuable, forming by flotation an iron and a zinc concentrate desired by smelters.” In 1918, the company employed 15 men. (Copper Handbook, 1918, p.379). By 1920, the company was defunct and the property was acquired by the Philadelphia MC. (Mines Handbook, 1920). One of the certificates has small tears along fold creases. The other is XF. Est. $25-50

1396. Yavapai. Tiger. New Era Gold Mining Co., Inc. in CA, 1884, issued 1884 to M. J. Fuller for 500 shares, signed by W. H. H. Hussey, pres. & W. Hart Smith, sec.. Vignette of the New York State seal at top center, black border and print, mining symbols at bottom center. Printed by Winterburn & Co., SF. 5.5 x 10”. Uncancelled. “Location of Works: Yavapai County.” The New Era was an 1870’s discovery that was reported by Hinton in 1878. At that time, the mine was controlled by another company. In 1884, this new ownership took over. Gold values for the mine were reported at $30 per ton. Production unknown. Hussey was a bookkeeper at the US Custom House in San Francisco. Munroe Fuller was a mining investor in San Francisco. [ref: Hinton, SF directories] Est. $200-400

1397. Yavapai. Tiger. Oro Bella Mining Company. Incorporated in Arizona Territory, in 1887. Certificate number 80, issued to George Morse for 300 shares in 1888. Signed by president Isaac Stoddard and Secretary Chas. H. Briggs. Printed by Maverick & Wissinger, NY. Vignette upper left corner of seated woman, robed, holding a staff in one hand and holding a picture of a miner with the words ‘Ditat Deus ‘ (God Enriches). This later became the state seal and motto of Arizona. Uncancelled. Condition folds. &#x201Mines in Yavapai Arizona”. Dateline New York. Light brown border on white paper with black print and gold seal. Size 7 X 11. This is probably the Oro Belle Mine located at the defunct town of Oro Belle on the south slope of Wasson Peak, 45 miles south of Prescott. Burchard (1883, p. 109) reports that the Oro Belle mine was preparing to process ore valued at $1.00 per pound using an arrastra. This was probably the forerunner of the Oro Belle Mining & Milling Company, which was formed in late 1890’s to mine the rich veins of ore. (Sherman 1980 pg. 111; E&MJ 1889 pg. 598.) McClintock (1916, p. 507) states that Isaac T. Stoddard was a lawyer in New York who made many investments in Arizona, built the first copper smelter north of Globe and was the owner of two large patented mines in Stoddard. He permanently moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1901. He was appointed to the position of secretary of the territory, but voluntarily resigned to attend to his business enterprises. He was a very successful business man. Est. $150-300

1398. Yavapai. Tiger. Oversight S&GMC Prospectus. Consisted of 6 claims, from which free milling ore, with a net value of $68.90 per ton, was developed. Xf, minor paperclip marking at top left. Est. $50-100

1399. Yavapai. Tip Top. Arizona Tip Top MC. Lot of 2 different certificates. Cert. #227, 6685. Incorporated in Arizona in 1920. One is issued to L.C. Creber for 100 shares in 1920, the other to Frank Van Blarcom for 100 shares in 1921. The first is signed by secretary E.J. Clark, the president’s signature illegible. The second is signed by vice president F.W. Dennis and secretary P.A. Elliott. Uncancelled. The company was the successor to Tip Top Consol. MC, which was incorporated in order to take over the Tip Top silver mine, credited with a production of several million dollars . New work under the current company, at the 350’ level, was reported to have opened up high grade silver ore. (Ref: Weed, 1924, p.245-46). Both feature a vignette of a winged allegorical figure, holding an illuminated bulb, and flanked by two seated allegorical figures. Green border and seal. Printed by Goes. 8 1/2” x 11”. Xf. Est. $50-100

1400. Yavapai. Tip Top. Arizona Tip Top MC. Lot of 3 different certificates. Cert. #2054, 3364, 9056. Incorporated in Arizona in 1920. Issued to A.L. Farrell for 100 shares in 1921, L.C. Creber for 100 shares in 1920, and S.H. Eltinge for 100 shares in 1920. Each is signed by different officers: one by Arthur Coupal for president J.S. Coupal, Geo Orr as asst. secretary; one has illegible president’s signature, with E.J. Clark as secretary; and the last signed by F.W. Dennis, with Keds(?) as secretary. All feature a vignette of a winged allegorical figure, holding an illuminated bulb, and flanked by two seated allegorical figures. Orange border and seal. Printed by Goes. 8 1/2” x 11”. Vf, one with damage to upper edge from display book. See other lot for story. Est. $75-150

1401. Yavapai. Tip Top. Arizona Tip Top Reorganization Syndicate. Cert. #260. Incorporated in 1922. Issued to J.S. Coupal for 25,000 shares in 1922. Datelined Boston, MA. Signed by president A.E. Coupal and secretary Charles Wakeling. Uncancelled. Although this syndication is not listed, it is presumably part of the Arizona Tip Top Mines Co. See lot for story. No vignette, green border. Printed by ABNC. 7 3/4” x 11”. Xf. Est. $25-50

1402. Yavapai. Tip Top. Crown MC. Cert. #947. Incorporated in Arizona in 1902. Issued to J.A. Waldron for 500 shares in 1903. Signed by president Stephen A. Pourel and secretary Oscar H. Miller. Uncancelled. Vignette of female allegorical figure, seated next to stars and stripes shield, holding a wreath. Orange border and seal. Printed by Goes. We could find no information regarding this company, however, Garbani believes it to be located in Yavapai. Xf. 8” x 11”. [Az Bu Mines Bulletin 196, 1985] Est. $25-50

1403. Yavapai. Tip Top. Kay Copper Corp. Set of five different color certificates. Cert. #01540, B1514, B4489, C13486, M3519. Incorporated in Delaware in 1923. Issued to Mary R. Fetterman for 100 shares in 1925; James O. David for 500 shares in 1926 and 1000 shares in 1929; Roscoe B. Smith for 800 shares in 1927. Signed by presidents, or vice presidents Shepherd, J.G. Neubauer, Wendell Hogan, James Momny(?), and an unknown. Signed by secretaries W. Downey, Fred Magnin, and Harold Frankling. Uncancelled. Kay Copper Corporation was a reorganization of the Kay Copper Co. The former company got into financial difficulties in mid-1922, where forfeiture satisfied accrued debt. Crew stayed on as management of the mines site. Under new organization the company seemed to thrive well through 1926, at which time legal suite was brought against the company for alleged fraudulent stock sales, forcing the mines to close. As of 1930, plans for reorganization were in the wings. As one of the larger mining companies of its time, the Kay consisted of 153 claims, stretching over 3,182 acres, including mill acreage of 590. It seems that Kay officials couldn’t, or chose not to live up to the original share-for-share trade agreement made upon incorporation in 1923. (Ref: Neal, 1926, pp.294-296; 1931, pp.350-352). Vignette of Abraham Lincoln, above masthead. Green, brown, black and blue borders. Printed by Security BNC. Vf-Xf. 8” x 11 1/2”. Est. $75-150

1404. Yavapai. Tip Top. Seventy-Six Silver Mining Company. Incorporated in 1877 in California. Certificate number 154 issued to Edward L. Fine (?) in 1878 for 5 shares. Signed by President Clinton Givins and Secretary Edward L. Fine. Printed by Edward Bosqui, SF (named obscured by discolored cellophane tape). No vignette. Uncancelled. Folds and cellophane tape stains on two tears at folds. &#x201Location, Arizona Territory, Place of Business San Francisco” Datelined San Francisco. Gilt border and “76” in left margin, black print on vanilla paper. 4 x 10. The company’s mine was located on a small vein of rich chloride ore (Hamilton, 1884, p. 173; Burchard, 1883, p. 95). Hamilton (1884, p 173) reported the claims were being worked profitably and that the ore was being shipped to reduction works outside the Territory, although Burchard in 1883 reported “the mine and mill were doing well”, suggesting the company was processing ore on site. None of the principals appear in 1875 or 1879 SF directories. Est. $200-500

1405. Yavapai. Tip Top. St. Louis & Yavapai Milling & Mining Co., incorporated in Arizona, issued 1887 to Otto Homberg for 100 shares, signed by C. B. Burnham as president and A. W. Taussig as secretary. Mining vignette at left. Brown (or oxidized) paper, black border and print. Printed by Buxton & Skinner, St. Louis. 4x9”. Uncancelled. folds. “Mines and Mills Located in Yavapai County, Arizona.” Datelined Minnetonka, Arizona. Minnetonka is a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is not listed in Barnes’ Arizona Place Names. The only thing even close in Yavapai is the Minnehaha district and Minnetata mine in the Groom Creek District, as listed by Hamilton. This could easily be a transcription error by the printer. All this aside, the Engineering & Mining Journal reported on Jan 22, 1887 that the St. Louis and Yavapai M&MC shipped “five bars valued at $6500.” In March, the paper reported that they would further develop the Mervin (also spelled Merwin) mine, which apparently was near the prior producing property. They had a ten stamp mill which they were hoping in 1887 to increase to 20 stamps. By mid-May, they had raised the money ($30,000) and were de-watering the Tip-Top. They had acquired the old Humbug Mill and were going to move it to the Tip-Top mill site with the new set of 20 stamps. Clearly the company was working a number of mines over a period of several years. Since the Tip Top district is somewhat near the Minnehaha district, we might suggest that the Minnetonka printed reference on the certificate really should have been Minnehaha. [E&MJ, Hodge] Rare. Est. $300-600

1406. Yavapai. Tip Top. Tip Top Mines, Inc. Incorporated in Arizona in 1930. Certificate no. 486 issued to Martha Parks for 2,500 shares in 1936. Signed by president, name illegible and Henry F. Webster, secretary. Brown border, with partial brown safety print, uncancelled, 8 x 11, VF condition with folds. Lot also includes letter to fellow stockholder, dated 1936, from Claude C. Findley, Attorney at Law, St. Louis, Mo. with return address Phoenix, Arizona. Letter reported a visit to the Tip Top mine, tunnel, and that the mill had started producing a “nice concentrate”. Lot also includes a receipt to Martha E. Parks for $1,000 for these very shares of stock in Tip Top Mines, Inc. This company differs from the Arizona Tip Top Company. Company reported inactive in 1946 [Ref: 1946CH, p. 487] Est.$25-75

1407. Yavapai. Turkey Creek. Columbia Cons Mining Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1902. Issued to Mary H. White for 280 shares, cert #227, in 1906. Signed by Bernard R. Shaw 1st vice president and Isaac Baker Greene secretary. No vignette. No border. Black print. Uncancelled. Printer - Broun-Green. 9 x 12. This company is not listed in any of our references. Garbani indicates that he believes the company had operations in the Turkey Creek area. This area was known for its gold placers which were still being worked into the 1930’s. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1408. Yavapai. Turkey Creek. Gnome Mining Co. of Arizona incorporated in New York 1884, issued to Milton A. Fowler for 100 shares in 1884 and signed by John S. Mofus as president and Edwin S. Hughes as secretary. Black print, underground mining scene at top center, printed by Hamilton Bank Note Co., NY. 6 x 10”, uncancelled. “Location of mine: Turkey Creek Mining District, Yavapai County, Arizona.” We were unable to find information on the Gnome Company. Turkey reek was one of the most important districts in Yavapai County. It had early discoveries. Browne, in 1868 had much to say about the district, adding that “specimens taken to California in 1865 were highly praised,” referring to the rich gold and silver specimens of mines such as the Yahoo, Bully Buena, Goodwin, and others. Ex. Rare. Est. $250-500

1409. Yavapai. Turkey Creek. Good Hope Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Mrs. Jas McMahon for 5000 shares, cert #279, in 1908. Signed by Victor O’Brien president and P. H. O’Brien secretary. Vignette at upper left of two miners picking underground. Green border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company is not listed within our references. Garbani believes that the company was operating near Turkey Creek. Clear tape repair to reverse along fold creases. Two chips missing from upper left border. Fine. Est. $15-25

1410. Yavapai. Turkey Creek. Goodwin Mining Co., incorporated in California in 1877, issued in 1877 to Ward Masterson for 1000 shares, signed by Robert Howard (?) as president and Wm. H. Lent as secretary. Printed by Crocker & Co. 4 x 9”, black print, uncancelled, small vignette of miner in upper right. Folds. In 1884, Hamilton wrote in Resources of Arizona that the Goodwin was one of the early, if not the first, locations at Turkey Creek. Browne, in 1868, also discussed the mine and noted that high grade specimens taken to California in 1865 were highly praised. The company and property were later purchased or optioned by the Nonesuch MC about 1880, another Philadelphia company. The district was well known for the native or “horn” silver found in abundance, though not until significant exploration had taken place after 1880. The property is named after John N. Goodwin, not to be confused with John M. Goodwin (John N. Goodwin was the Arizona Territorial Governor in 1864; see also Crooke M&SC.) About 1867-1870 he moved into the Bradshaw range about 35 miles from Prescott. He began prospecting in the Walnut Grove, Pine Grove, Tiger, and Peck districts. His few successes apparently came in the early 1870’s, as news of his claims became a regular item in the Prescott Weekly Arizona Miner. At one point, his work on the War Eagle claim with partner McKinnon was good enough that he was showing off $200 in gold bars: “Mr. Goodwin showed me three nice bars of gold, which himself and partner R. McKinnon, had a day or two previous taken from about three tons of War Eagle Ore which they crushed in their two arrastras.” The pair later sold that mine to San Francisco investors in 1876. It was in 1872 and 1873, however, that Goodwin began working the Goodwin Mine at Turkey Creek. While he didn’t incorporate until 1877, he must have found good enough ore to attract the likes of William Lent and partners. Lent was a Board member and lawyer for the famous Gould & Curry in Virginia City, Nevada, known more by some today in his involvement with the famous Diamond Hoax that cost Wm. Chapman Ralston his career and perhaps life. The group of investors which included Lent and Ralston for the Bank of California, invested $2 million in a diamond mine that no one had seen. The scheme was ruined by geologist Clarence King who studied the “deposit” and found all the stones were planted (salted), bought from Parisian jewelers. Goodwin had sold his War Eagle mine (Peck District) to San Francisco investors for $15,000 the year before, and may have used that as a stepping stone for the Goodwin mine. After the company went public, much work was undertaken as reported in various volumes of Burchard. In 1880 they reported a vein 4 to 6 feet wide running $50 to $800 per ton. It caused such excitement that numerous other claims and mines were started on the Goodwin ledge at Turkey Creek. By 1883, the Goodwin Company had sold out to a new company, the Nonsuch Mining Company of Philadelphia. The Nonsuch had consolidated many of the important properties at Turkey Creek and was producing good silver ores. [ref: Hamilton; Burchard 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883; Prescott Miner (various); Wagoner; Bancroft] See lot 1284 also. Est. $250-500

1411. Yavapai. Turkey Creek. Hidden Treasure Mining Company. Incorporated in New York in 1881. Certificate number 396 issued to Hyatt Frost for 300 shares in 1881. Signed by President John W. Gurnsey and Secretary H. B. Rowley. Printed by Breuker & Kessler, Phila. Vignette top center of 4 miners filling ore buckets underground and at lower left corner of miners working above and below ground. Uncancelled. Folds. “Yavapai County, Arizona.” Black border and print with blue safety print and red underprint on white paper. 10 x 12. Balch (1882, p. 1170) reports the company operated the Big Chief and the Quick Relief mines. The company had a millrun of 450 pounds of selected ore that yielded a silver brick worth $242.88. The mine was opened by a 50 ft shaft on a 12-foot ledge that assayed from $27 to $200 per ton gold and silver. Hamilton (1884, pp. 174-175) reports the company was developing the Imperial, Juanita, Superior and Buttercup properties at Pine Flat in the Turkey Creek District. These properties were vein deposits in slates cut by dikes. The ore consisted of easily milled, honeycombed gold-bearing quartz. The mines were opened by numerous shafts and tunnels on pay streaks from 2 to 5 feet in width. In 1884 a 10-stamp mill was operating and 40 men were employed on the property. Est. $200-500

.1412. Yavapai. Turkey Creek. Revenue Consolidated Silver Mining Company. Incorporated in 1872 in California. Certificate number 301 issued to B. A. Harrison in 1874 for 100 shares. Signed by President J. G. Riley and Secretary R. H. Harvey. Datelined San Francisco. Printed by H. S. Crocker & Co., SF. Vignette at left margin of miner resting a pick over his shoulder. Uncancelled. Folds and checking at edges. &#x201Crizona.” Black border and print on vanilla paper. 4 x 9. This appears to be the Revenue group in the Santa Maria district, referenced by Keith, 1978. Today it contains the Planet, Mineral Hill Wash, and Swansea areas. The property has been one of promotion and no production. Harrison was a professional stock speculator in San Francisco, as was John Riley. [Garbani, 2001; 1879 SF Dir] Est. $150-300.

1413. Yavapai. Turkey Creek. Turkey Creek Gold & Silver MC, incorporated in Illinois in 1882, issued 1883 to Thilo Brauns for 250 shares, signed by F. Aug. Oswald as president and G. W. Leiger as secretary. Blue paper, red seal, orange underprint, black print. Vignette of Illinois state seal in the orange underprint. Datelined Chicago. Uncancelled. 7 x 11”, no printer noted. This district is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Prieta range, 20 miles southeast of Prescott. It was noted early for its native and high grade silver. The company ran “several small mines”and had a mill with smelting furnace. In addition, they also had a saw mill, something unusual for Arizona mining companies. Usually the mines bought the timber from local or regional sources. This certificate is from the early period of activity for this district. [ref: Burchard, 1883] V. Rare. Est. $200-500

1414. Yavapai. Turkey. Buffalo-Arizona Gold Mines Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Francis C. Bryan for 525 shares, cert #627, in 1908. Signed by Fred N. Griffiths president and Arthur E. Brown secretary. Vignette of spread winged eagle with American flag in his talons. Green border. Uncancelled. Printer - J. C. Hall, Providence, RI. Datelined Providence, Rhode Island. 9 x 11. Owned the Parker group that consisted of 18 claims and was located 2.5 miles from Turkey. The mine was originally a gold producer, but copper values began to appear. Only a minor amount of ore was shipped and by 1910, the company was considered dead. (Copper Handbook, 1910, p.482-483). Extremely fine. Est. $50-100

1415. Yavapai. Turkey. Buffalo-Arizona Gold Mines Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to G. Mendel Underwood for 500 shares, cert #173, in 1904. Signed by Fred N. Griffiths president and Arthur E. Brown secretary. No vignette. Black border and print. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 9 x 11. Datelined Buffalo, New York. Minor staining to fold creases on reverse. See lot above for the story. Extremely fine. Est. $50-100

1416. Yavapai. Turkey. Goodwin Cons Mines Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1908. Issued to John P. Baith for 500 shares, cert #264, in 1908. Signed by Robert Rutledge president and Hunter Woodson secretary. Vignette at upper left of a spread winged eagle atop a domed building. Black border with bronze seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Datelined St. Louis, Mo. The Goodwin mine was located near Turkey. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.322). Very fine. Est. $25-50

1417. Yavapai. Verde Valley. Verde Valley Oil Company. Inc. in Terr. of AZ.. #705 unissued. No signatures. No printer. There are 5 vignettes. The largest is of an oil field in the upper left corner. The next is a picture of an oil tank in the upper right hand corner. In the middle right hand side is a picture of a flowing well. At the bottom right is a picture of a horse drawn oil tanker. In the lower left is a picture of a steam passenger train. Uncancelled. Folds. Gold seal that is not embossed. Very fancy black border with black safety print. There is underprint in gold of an Oil field. Black printing on white paper. Size 8 1/2 X 11 Barnes (1988, p.469) states that the Verde Valley is a fine agricultural area on the Verde River in the vicinity of old Camp Verde “The first settlement was in 1865”. Est. $20-40

1418. Yavapai. Verde. Arkansas & Arizona Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1906. Issued to Tom Halladay for 100 shares, cert #C2180, in 1924. Signed by H. P. Teare vice president and H. N. Jasper secretary. No vignette. Orange border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - ABN. 8 x 12. Owned the Royal Irish group of 14 claims in the Verde district. There was a 1650 foot shaft and over 6000 feet of workings. Operations were shut down indefinitely in 1917 after expending $100,000 on a crosscut at the 1000 foot level. The company reported that it would resumed operations 6 months after the close of the war. The company was presumed dead by 1925. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p.369-71). No fold creases. Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1419. Yavapai. Verde. Arkansas & Arizona Copper Co. Map. Map is hand drawn on white paper and shows the claims of the Arkansas & Arizona Copper Co. It shows the Water line and wagon road. The map shows the company’s relation to the United Verde Copper Co. It also lists the officers and directors of the Arkansas & Arizona Copper Co. A purple stamp in the upper right hand corner is Nov. 21, 1915. Map is glued to foam core. There is a tear on the right corner and left side. Map size 8 1/2 X 13”. Overall size 12 1/2 X 16 3/4”. Est. $25-50

1420. Yavapai. Verde. Black Hills Copper Co. Cert. #1279. Incorporated in the territory of Arizona in 1899. Issued to J.V. Pennagar for 500 shares in 1901. Signed by vice president Thos. E. Metcalf, secretary W. W. Thomas and assistant G.W.B. Simmons. Uncancelled. Vignette of men working near ore car tracks in underground mining scene. Black border, green seal and underprint. Printed by Goes. 10¢ and 5¢ document stamps at top center. Vf, folds and small knick out of seal. See other lot for story. 8” x 10 1/2”. Est. $25-75

1421. Yavapai. Verde. Black Hills Copper Co. Cert. #601. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to William Crockard for 500 shares in 1905. Signed by president R.A. Thomas and secretary F.J. LeMoyne. Uncancelled. Reorganized in 1901, Black Hills property lied between the United Verde and Equator mines. Company operations were well yielding with a steam plant, high pressure boiler, duplex pump, hoist and power drills, with plans to sink the main shaft past its then current 382’ depth to 1000’. Already the depth of the main shaft generated ore assaying up to 13% copper and 3oz. Silver. Company endeavors were of high regard. But by 1912, the company was owing to lack of funds, mines idle. (Ref: Stevens 1906 p.256; 1912-13 p.123). Vignette of four men in underground mining scene. By 1906, the Black Hills Black border. Printed by Republic BNC. 8 1/2” x 12”. Xf, folds. Est. $25-75

1422. Yavapai. Verde. Black Hills Tungsten, M&MC. Cert. #208. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to H.W. Spencer for 5000 shares in 1913. Signed by president A.M. Cissing and asst. secretary H. Ennis. Uncancelled. Vignette of spread-winged bald eagle atop dome, at left. Black border, and gilt underprint and seal. Printed by Goes. Black border, and gilt seal. 8 1/2” x 11”. Fine, upper left corner missing, folds. Yavapai County was leading producer of tungsten and there is a Black Hills mining district within Yavapai. Est. $25-50

1423. Yavapai. Verde. Blue Monster Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1916. Issued to B. F. Barnes for 100 shares, cert #1027, in 1932. Signed by R. B. Westervelt secretary and Thomas Sutcliffe president. Vignette at upper right of miners underground with smaller vignettes at each corner of mines. Balck border with bronze seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Owned 40 claims adjoining the Garford mine, east of Cherry Creek Station, in the Verde district. The property is situated along the South fault where a 300 foot crushed zone (shattered rock) shows iron staining and green copper staining. In Nevada, this is an excellent target. But in the Jerome, the faults are post-mineralization and are typically barren of ore. (Mines Handbook, 1931, p.274). Est. $25-50

1424. Yavapai. Verde. Calumet & Jerome Copper Co. Lot of 3 different certificates and one prospectus. Incorporated in Arizona. Cert #3891, #8928 & #C18691. All signed by different officers. Two have green border and safety print and the third has an orange border and safety print. No vignettes. All uncancelled. No printer noted. 8 x 12. The prospectus is missing a few pages and describes the property. Owned 10 claims located a half mile south of the United Verde mine. The were several deep shafts and extensive workings. &#x201The market manipulation of the stock and the misleading and often false statements given by various newspapers concerning alleged orebodies…in 1917, 1918 and 1919, hurt the good name of a promising prospect.” The company shut down due to lack of funds and was expected to be refinanced in the mid 1920’s. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.274-75). All very fine. Est. $100-300

1425. Yavapai. Verde. Clemenceau Mining Corp. Incorporated in Arizona 1939. Issued to Maude Merriman for 50 shares, cert #4150, in 1939. Signed by R. D. Leisk president and treasurer. Vignette of a man’s portrait. Blue border. Uncancelled. Printer - H. Dubois Plummer, NY. 8 x 12. There is a noted stapled at upper left that indicates that the property and assets were sold to the Verde Exploration Co in 1947. Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1426. Yavapai. Verde. Cleopatra Copper Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1901. Issued to E. A. Harkness for 500 shares, cert #648, in 1918. Signed by R. H. E. Tally president and C. L. Nabers secretary. Vignette of a mill next to a stream in a valley. Green border and seal. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Owned 11 claims adjoining the United Verde mine. Ore assays were reported to be from 1-65% copper, 1-500 ounces and fair gold values per ton. Chas A. Clark was the controlling stockholder of the company. He was also president of the United Verde Copper Co. (Copper Handbook, 1908, p.532). Very fine. Est. $25-50

1427. Yavapai. Verde. Cleopatra Copper Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1901. Issued to J. P. L. Denlevy for 50 shares, cert #413, in 1902. Signed by G. W. Hull president and H. E. Wilcox secretary. Vignette of placer flumes with two smaller vignettes of miners inspecting ore. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. See story above for the story. Small foxing stain at bottom edge. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1428. Yavapai. Verde. Cons. Junior Tunnel Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1901. Issued to Nic. Wilson for 250 shares, cert #12, in 1901. Signed by C. Frank Hathaway president and James M. Archer secretary. Vignette at upper left of miners underground with smaller vignettes at each corner of a miner. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. One 5 cent documentary stamp and one 10 cent documentary stamp affixed at left edge. This company probably worked on the Junior mine in the Verde district (Garbani, 2001). Minor wear to folds. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1429. Yavapai. Verde. Gadsden Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1913. Issued to Frank W. Grafton for 1000 shares, cert #139, in 1914. Signed by Vault Brooks president and Selim W. Franklin secretary. Vignette of a antlered elk. Green border and seal. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 9 x 12. This company is not listed in the Mines Handbooks but may have been an early incorporation of the company by the same name that incorporated in 1916. See lot above for the story. Tucson is within the corporate seal. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1430. Yavapai. Verde. Gadsden Copper Co. Lot of 2 certificates. Incorporated in Delaware 1916. The older one is issued to Logan & Bryan for 100 shares, cert #1434A, in 1918. Signed by M. J. Cunningham president and Fred Sutter secretary. The second is issued to Albert E. Patermann for 100 shares, cert #1788, in 1919. Signed by M. J. Cunningham president and Walter Roche asst secretary. Both have the same vignette of a mill next to stream and orange borders. Uncancelled. Printer - Security Bank Note. 8 x 12. The Calumet & Arizona MC held 70% of the stock in this company. Owned the Monster, News Mining Co, Walker Larrimore and Howe groups located between the United Verde and the Green Monster. There was a 1230’ deep shaft and over 5000 feet of workings that did not every find any commercial ore. Operations were suspended in 1920 and the equipment was being sold off after no ore was found. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.310). Both very fine. One of the certificates is slightly faded which appears as a printing error. Est. $50-100

1431. Yavapai. Verde. George A. Treadwell Mining Co Prospectus, 1902. 3 x 6. 28 pages. Several testimonials and full descriptions of the company’s properties. See other lot for the story. Brown stain that affects edges of pages about 1 inch long. Extremely fine. See lot below for story. Est. $200-300

1432. Yavapai. Verde. George A. Treadwell Mining Co. Incorporated in West Virginia 1900. Issued to Mary H. White for 15 shares, cert #8255, in 1906. Signed by Geo A. Treadwell president and Myra B. Martin secretary. No vignette. Black border and print. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 5 x 8. Stevens, of the Copper Handbook, does not mince words with his description and write up of this company in the 1908 volume. His choice of words and style is far too perfect not to paraphrase in quotes. &#x201Controls the Brookshire Mining Co through 80% stock ownership. Has upwards of 2,000 shareholders, of whom 1440, in August, 1907, were holders of 50 shares or less, more than half being women (as this certificate is), duped by this gang of thieves. Practically all of the company’s statements regarding rich ores and large ore bodies are fairy tales. The Boggs mine, which is idle, is held subject to a mortgage of $150,150.40 which will never be paid. Buildings include…an office building put up on lands not owned, and not even leased, which is a fair sample of the business methods of the company. The company has three smelters, two worthless and one unnecessary. A hydrocarbon smelter, designed to burn petroleum and turn out blister copper from ore by a single fusion, was built at Arizona City, on the advice of .’ Geo. A. Treadwell, a doddering old ‘scientist’ who was used as a stalking-horse by the company, and proved a ridiculous failure, though the company sold considerable stock on the strength of its alleged revolution of existing processes. The company’s various smelters cost $158,893.12, according to the company’s books, but the accounts were kept so crookedly and by such unmitigated scoundrels that it is impossible to say what is to be believed. The George A. Treadwell Mining Co. is a deliberate and intentional fraud, conceived in iniquity and born in sin, promoted by the late ‘Gen’ Walter S. Logan, a notorious shyster lawyer of New York, who is said to have left an estate of $500,000, accumulated by all sorts of rascalities. Everybody connected with the company in an executive capacity in its palmy days of swindling was either a fool or a rascal. The management has not hesitated at any lie that seemed convenient or likely to prove profitable, and its financial statements were deliberately false, while the advertisements, put out over the name of Myra Martin, were colossal lies. A complete exposition of the rottenness of the company would require several pages, which can be devoted to better use, and the property is dismissed with the statement that the company is a swindle of the first magnitude, without a single redeeming feature. Idle and should be wound up, after the principals are imprisoned.” (Copper Handbook, 1908, p.711-712). Extremely fine. Est. $100-300

1433. Yavapai. Verde. Great Verde Extension Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1916. Issued to Mrs. E. F. Smith for 100 shares, cert #167, in 1917. Signed by W. P. Geary president and H. H. Major secretary. Vignette of a torch. Green border and seal. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 12. Owned 9 fractional claims adjoining the United Verde Extension. &#x201One of the many speculative promotions formed during the 1917 boom at Jerome.” Presumably idle by 1920. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p.375). Small tears along fold creases. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1434. Yavapai. Verde. Green Monster Mining Co Prospectus, 1916. The prospectus is 14 pages and measures 3 x 6. The cover is not attached but cover is included. Est. $50-150

1435. Yavapai. Verde. Green Monster Mining Co. Inc. in AZ, 1915. Issued to Moriges Davis & Lang for 100 shares, cert #18759, in 1917. Signed by Neill E. Bailey pres and W. F. Humbert sec. Vignette that resembles a state seal. Green border and seal. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Owned 63 claims including the Brookshire mine and the Cliff mine. There was several thousand feet of workings. The company ceased operations in 1919 and did hold an annual meeting in the 1920’s. Due to this lack of consensus, the company rejected a merger with the Verde Combination in 1923. By 1930, the company was broke. (Mines Handbook, 1931, p.376). Very fine. Est. $25-50

1436. Yavapai. Verde. Houlihan Gold & Copper Mining Co. Inc. in Terr. or AZ, 1901. Issued to M. E. Chime for 1500 shares, cert #59, in 1904. Signed by J. T. Whedon president and secretary. Vignette of several miners working underground. Orange border, seal, underprint and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 12. There was a 100’ shaft said to cut a 35’ vein. Presumed idle by 1908. (Copper Handbook, 1905, p.468). Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1437. Yavapai. Verde. Hull Copper Co. Inc in AZ, 1906. Issued to Walter R. Suerhoff for 375 shares, cert #9166, in 1916. Signed by Robt E. Tally president and S. F. Denison secretary. Vignette of several miners working underground running a drill. Green border. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 9 x 12. Property included 21 claims adjoining the United Verde mine. The Hull property and that of the Cleopatra Copper Co’s were developed through a 5200’ adit that began in Deception Gulch. The Dillon tunnel extends all the way around the United Verde property. The drifts “twist and turn in a manner showing lack of system and finally branch out like a tree…” In 1917, stockholders brought suit against S. F. Denison, as administrator of the G. W. Hull estate, to force the redistribution of over 7.5 million shares and a temporary injunction to stop levying, seizing or selling of the Hull property or assets. (Mines Handbooks, 1918, p403-04). Wear and tears along fold creases. Fine. Est. $25-50

1438. Yavapai. Verde. Jerome Daisy Copper Co. Letterhead, 1916. Letter to investor, urging him to submit his stockholder’s application. 8” x 11”. Vf, folds, minor tears at top edge. Est. $10-30

1439. Yavapai. Verde. Jerome Daisy Copper Co., 1916, 1917. Two different prospectuses. Consisted of 13 claims covering 6000’ of the Verde Fault. Traces distance from other valuable ore bodies and mines, consisting of 50% iron, some copper and gold. Centerfold reveals claims. Fine, 2” tear at top edge, through both pages, and chips to edge on front page. Other prospectus consists mostly of mine site photos. Vf, foxing. Est. $50-150

1440. Yavapai. Verde. Jerome Grande Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1917. Issued to Edward Mills for 1000 shares, cert #1756, in 1928. Signed by Norman I. Mykoff president and I. S. Iverson secretary. Vignette of an underground mining scene with an electric ore train. Orange border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company was a reorganization of the Verde Grande Copper Co. Property included 9 claims on the southern slope of Smelter Hill. This property had been dormant for 20 years when the company formed and in 1928, made repairs enough to begin development. There was an 838’ shaft and around 2400 feet of workings. In 1929, the company employed 22 men. (Mines Handbook, 1931, p.345). Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1441. Yavapai. Verde. Jerome Verde Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Henry J. Schwarz for 100 shares, cert #C11524, in 1916. Signed by H. T. Helm vice president and Henry Werner asst secretary. Vignette of a spread winged eagle. Brown border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Broun Green Co, NY. 8 x 11. Owned 28 claims adjoining the United Verde and the Little Daisy. There was 1060 foot shaft and over 6000 feet of workings. In 1917, the mine became a regular ore producer shipping about 1500 tons of ore assaying 8% copper, 2.25 ounces copper and 0.06 ounces of gold per ton. Exploratory drilling continued, but with little success. The company was considered promising and maybe even profitable. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p.379-80). Piece torn away from upper left corner. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1442. Yavapai. Verde. Jerome Verde Dev Co. Lot of 2 certificates. Incorporated in Delaware. Cert #1114 & #C5810. One is dated 1921 and signed by Thos. J. Edwards vice president and asst secretary. The other is dated 1942 and is signed by the vice president and secretary. Vignette of a miner operation a drill underground. Both have a blue border and are uncancelled. Printer - H. K. Brewer & Co. 8 x 12. The company formed when the property of the Jerome Verde Copper Co which included 30 claims adjoining the Little Daisy. There was over 15,500 feet of workings including a 1400 feet shaft. Ore shipped in 1920 with an average assay of 9.2% copper. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.351-52). Extremely fine. Est. $50-100

1443. Yavapai. Verde. Jerome-Victor Extension Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1918. Issued to a lot of trustees for 100 shares, cert #1699, in 1919. Signed by C. R. Stranahan president and Arthur Lang secretary. Vignette of four miners working underground. Blue border. Uncancelled. Printer - Franklin Lee Division, ABN. 7 x 11. This company was the reorganization of the Haynes Copper Co. Owned the Harryhausen group adjoining the United Verde mine. Developed by 1200’ shaft and a 2000’ drift. Exploration drill holes were encountered excessive water flow from the 2 foot to 300 feet which drove the former owners of the property out of business. (Mines Handbook, 1916, p.646). Hole punches along left edge. Very fine. Est. $50-100

1444. Yavapai. Verde. Jerome-Victor Extension Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Mrs. Winifred Gale for 25 shares, cert #A346, in 1916. Signed by James Silver president and O. Livingston asst. secretary. No vignette. No border. Uncancelled. Printer - Broun-Green. 8 x 12. See story above. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1445. Yavapai. Verde. Lone Pine Mining Co. Incorporated in West Virginia. Issued to Carlos French for 500 shares, cert #837, in 1901. Signed by G. E. Johnson president and C. M. Clark secretary. Vignette of four miners underground. Red border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 8 x 12. This company was a scam. In 1904, the Copper Handbook (p.475) reported that the company was an offspring of the Arizona, Eastern & Montana Co and had legal problems having to do with land titles. In 1906, the property was absorbed by the Pan American Mining & Smelting Co. which reported (Copper Handbook, 1905, p.640-41) and was known as the Ambidexter and Barranca del Cobre with mine office located in Prescott. &#x201The Arizona lands were inherited from the Lone Pine Mining Co, alias the Arizona, Eastern & Montana Co, promoted by the notorious Dr. R. C. Flower, and the notorious L. E. Pike, Flower being a fugitive from justice, while Pike is still plying his trade and selling swindling mining shares to fools.” To digress to the Pan American M&Sm Co, the Copper Handbook, from the same passage, offers this, “The Quebradillas (a property in Mexico) was secured for the company by Grant G. Gillett, the cattle plunger, who ‘lit out’ of Kansas City between two suns, and who is a worthy associate of Flower and Pike-arcades ambo-verbum sap.” Includes a Receivers Certificate of Indebtedness issued to Carlos French in 1906. Both very fine. Est. $50-100

1446. Yavapai. Verde. Monster Chief Mining Co. Incorporated in Delaware 1916. Issued to Dr. Jas. V. Gralrek for 500 shares, cert #C414, in 1916. Signed by W. B. Ridgely president and secretary. Vignette of spread winged eagle. Orange border and vignette. Uncancelled. Printer - Franklin Lee Division-ABN. 8 x 12. The company owned 22 claims adjoining the Green Monster mine. The property was completely undeveloped and had no equipment. All information regarding the company came from the office of George Graham Rice, notorious mining stock swindler. Rice was the treasurer of this company. This lot includes a typed letter from the Office of the Secretary of State of Delaware indicating that the Monster Chief MC lost its charter for not paying taxes in 1920. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p. 387). Very fine. Est. $25-75

1447. Yavapai. Verde. Monster Chief Mining Co. Incorporated in Delaware 1916. Issued to G. G. Rice for 50 shares, cert #B246, in 1916. Signed by W. B. Ridgely president and secretary. Vignette of spread winged eagle. Blue border and vignette. Uncancelled. Printer - Franklin Lee Division-ABN. 8 x 12. Signed on reverse by G. G. Rice. George Graham Rice was a notorious stock swindler. He was born Jacob S. Hersig and at age twenty was serving a two year term in an Elmira reformatory and soon after a 6 year term for forgery at Sing Sing. He changed his name to G. G. Rice and headed for the mining camps around Goldfield promoting bogus mining stocks. He was indicted for mail fraud and to raise money for his defense wrote the autobiography “My Adventures with Your Money” in 1910. Serving time during the early 1910’s, he resurfaced in 1916, with his New York based stock firm doing a brisk $35 million in transactions during 1917-18. At the time of this company’s demise, Rice was once again convicted of grand larceny but was able to elude capture. He ended up back in Nevada and promoting stocks in Idaho. In 1928, he was captured and served more time. Very fine. Est. $50-150

1448. Yavapai. Verde. Monster Chief Mining Co. Incorporated in Delaware 1916. Issued to G. G. Rice for 100 shares, cert #A133, in 1916. Signed by W. B. Ridgely president and secretary. Vignette of spread winged eagle. Green border and vignette. Uncancelled. Printer - Franklin Lee Division-ABN. 8 x 12. Signed on reverse by G. G. Rice. See lot above for the story. Extremely fine. Est. $50-150

1449. Yavapai. Verde. Pittsburgh Jerome Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1904. Issued to J. Norman Henry for 1000 shares, cert #A903, in 1906. Signed by Thos. Houlette president and C. S. Cochran treasurer. No vignette. Green border and background. Uncancelled. Printer - Republic Bank Note. 8 x 12. In 1912, the company owned 26 claims located between the United Verde and the Equator mines. The Pittsburgh shaft was planned to be deepened to 1000 feet. The company had been idle since 1907 when it ran out of funds. (Copper Handbook, 1912, p.718). Minor foxing creates slight brownish hue to document. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1450. Yavapai. Verde. Pittsburgh Jerome Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1904. Issued to Mabel C. Shoninger for 100 shares, cert #A9906, in 1916. Signed by Wm. M. McJunkins president and treasurer. No vignette. Green border. Uncancelled. Printer _ Republic Bank Note. 8 x 12. In the mid 1910’s, the company resumed operations, with a subsequent officer change (or several), and had deepened the shaft to at least 900 feet. At this level, the company reported ore assaying at 6-30% copper, 75 cents silver and $2.50 gold per ton. Unfortunately, this was not of commercial grade and the company once again shut down operations which never resumed. No ore was ever produced or shipped. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p.382). Some staining. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1451. Yavapai. Verde. South Verde Cons. Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1917. Issued to Louis Ellsworth for 730 shares, cert #136, in 1918. Signed by John Anderson president and Ernest Crismon secretary. Vignette of four miners working underground. Brown border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Mysell, Rollins Co. 9 x 11. Not listed in the Mines Handbooks. The company probably had property in the Verde district of Yavapai County. Tears along fold creases. Very fine. Est. $25-75

1452. Yavapai. Verde. Standard Smelting Refining Co. Cert. #1023. Incorporated in W. VA in 1901. Issued to James E. Graham for 625 shares in 1901. Signed by president A.J. Brockett. Uncancelled. Vignette of man shoveling coal, above a vignette of refinery panorama. Orange border. Printed by N.Y. BNC. 8” x 11 1/4”. Vf, edges a bit rough. This company was located within the Verde district. (Garbani, 2001). Est. $25-75

1453. Yavapai. Verde. Topographic map. Verde Sheet, Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey topographic map, scale of 1/250,000, contour interval 200 feet. Edition of April 1892, reprinted Mar. 1902. Henry Gannett, Chief Geographer, A.H. Thompson, Cartographer in charge, triangulation and topography by A.P. Davis, surveyed in 1885, labeled Reconnaissance Map at top border, 20 x 17. VF to extremely fine condition, no tears, minor creases lower right. Map covers area of Fort Verde, (now town of Camp Verde) and the area upon which Sedona would later be built in the northwest part of map. The settlement of Payson is shown in the Tonto Basin. Est.$25-50

1454. Yavapai. Verde. United Verde Extension Mining Co. Lot of 3 pieces. 2 different certificates and 1 Annual Report 1918. Incorporated in Delaware 1910. Both certificates signed by L. E. Whicher vice president and C. P. Sands treasurer. Vignette of a spread winged eagle. One has a brown border and other has a green border. Uncancelled. Printer - H. K. Brewer, NY. 9 x 12. The annual report has 4 pages and is printed on blue paper measuring, when unfolded, 7 x 11. This company had a very successful history mining out of the United Verde. The company was formed as a reorganization of a company of the same name which was itself inc. in 1902. The older United Verde Ext MC was a reconstruction of the United Verde Ext. Gold, Silver & Copper MC. This company was formed by G. W. Hull in 1899. A detailed story was written by T. A. Rickard, “A Great Mining Adventure” published in the EMJ, 1924. In 1899, Louis E. Whicher became interested in the United Verde Ext MC (aka UVX) and gained control of the company. In 1912, Major A. J. Pickrell and James S. Douglas began financing the company which was in dire need of deepening the already 800’ deep shaft. The UVX controlled the Arizona Extension Railroad, the Apache Powder Co, Mutual Coal, Light & Power Co of Delaware and the Nichols Copper Co of NY. The company enjoyed success after a geologist discovered that the rich ore body that was being mined at the United Verde was cut by a major fault, the Jerome Fault. The ore at the United Verde was surface ore, and once the fault orientation was realized, it was found that the ore had been down faulted about 1500 feet. The shaft was deepened well below 1200 feet on the UVX property and rich ore was struck. By 1931, the company had mined most of the high grade ore and had about 3 years of production left to mine. The company was actively involved with other companies domestically and foreign in acquiring new property. (Mines Handbook, 1931, p.451-456). All three pieces are in very fine condition. Est. $100-200

1455. Yavapai. Verde. United Verde Junior Copper Mining Co. Incorporated in West Virginia 1899. Issued to Frank T. Cram for 50 shares, cert #1250, in 1900. Signed by Ben F. Peach president and Thomas. S. Morgan secretary. Vignette of a series of mill buildings at the foot of two small peaks. Great vignette of the Verde Extension(?). Green border. Uncancelled. Printer McAdams Lith, Boston. 9 x 12. &#x201Cisappeared utterly A mere stock-jobbing scheme, of the 1899 copper boom, promoted by Ben. F. Peach and Edwin Wallace.” (Copper Handbook, 1906, p.1014.) The property was located in the Verde district. Small tear along right fold crease. Very fine. Est. $150-300

1456. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Apex Copper Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1900. Issued to Aaron B. Robinson for 100 shares, cert #96, in 1901. Signed by John G. McBride president and Avery McDougall secretary. Vignette of a spread winged eagle. Black border with green seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Two 1 cent documentary stamps at upper right. Owned lands located 2 miles from the United Verde. The company was out of funds by 1905. Garbani included a photocopy from an unknown book that states that this company was just a paper scam. We could not verify this. (Copper Handbook, 1902, p.355). Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1457. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Apex Copper Mining Co. Inc. in AZ, 1900. Issued to F. E. Jordan for 100 shares, cert #1137, in 1902. Signed by John McBride president and Avery McDougall secretary. Black border with green seal and safety print. Vignette of spread winged eagle. Cancelled by two triangular cut outs at bottom edge. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. One 2 cent documentary stamp at upper right. See the above lot for the story. Est. $25-50

1458. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Chief Copper Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to L. W. Eaton for 1250 shares, cert #1569, in 1905. Signed by W. E. Delabane president and H. T. Rogers secretary. Vignette of a placer operation with several flumes with two smaller vignettes of miners inspecting ore. Black border with bronze seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company owned 10 claims located 7 miles south of Jerome. There was over 1700’ of workings. Idle by 1905. (Copper Handbook, 1905, p.804). Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1459. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Combination Copper Co. Lot of 2 certificates. Incorporated in Arizona. Cert #14930 & #A18060. Signed by Jno L. Dyer president and two different secretaries. Very unique vignette of a seated prospector drinking coffee with his dog drinking from a stream, his mule grazing, his tools at his feet including a shovel, pick, rifle and a pan and the coffee pot heating in the fire. One has a brown border and underprint and the other has a green border and underprint. Uncancelled. Printer - Reynolds Bank Note Co. 8 x 12. Owned 33 claims in the Verde district. There was a 1300 foot shaft showing a 2 foot seam with 5% copper. Was idle during the early 1920’s. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.490). Very fine. Est. $50-150

1460. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Combination Copper Company Newspaper clipping. This article came out after the Board of Director’s meeting December 2, 1917. The article is one page and covers all aspects of the copper company. Printed on brown paper in black print. No newspaper name is on the page. The newspaper page is glued to white foam core. Newspaper size 16 x 19”. Overall size 20 X 22 1/2” Est. $50-100

1461. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Grande Copper Co. Lot of 3 different styles. All issued in 1907. Incorporated in Arizona. Signed by I. H. Kinley president and M. J. Beirn Jr secretary. All have the same vignette of a mining camp on a treeless slope with two smaller vignettes of miners underground. Gold border with gilt seal and gold safety print. All uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Owned 10 claims on Smelter Hill across the valley from the United Verde. There were 3 short tunnels and a 720 foot shaft. The management that signed these certificates were ousted in 1910 and replaced because they wanted to build a mill before ore had even been found. (Copper Handbook, 1908, p.1390). All very fine. Est. $25-75

1462. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Hot Springs. Incorporated in Arizona. Certificate number 492 issued to F. H. Gantrauner for 167 shares. There is no issue date. Signed by president E. H. Meek and secretary Robt. E. Morrison. No printer. Vignette in the top center of a torch. Green seal. Uncancelled. Folds. Very fancy green border with green safety print. Black print on white paper. Size 8 1/2 X 11” Barnes (1988, p. 468, 91) Reports that the Verde Hot Springs is on the west side of the Verde river at the Childs transformer plant of Arizona Power Co. These how springs were used for medicinal purposes by the Indians and whites for years. History of Arizona (Volume IV 1930, p. 80-83) States that Robert E. Morrison practiced law with his brother Joseph Edward Morrison until 1906. Joseph was appointed to President Taft to be the United States Attorney for the Territory of Arizona and , after Arizona became a state in 1912, he was appointed United States attorney for the new State. Joseph was a well respected lawyer in Arizona and played a large part in Arizona history. Who’s Who in Arizona (Volume I, 1913, p. 804) states that Mr. Morrison was born in Chicago in 1856, graduated from law school in 1877, and came to Arizona in 1883. He established a cattle ranch in Apache County. After three years he was elected Judge of the County, which entailed the duties of ex-officio Probate Judge and Superintendent of Schools. As Judge, Robert helped remove the cattle and horse thieves, and rid the county of control by dishonest county officials. He permanently settled in Prescott in 1891. In 1898, President McKinley appointed him U. S. Attorney of Arizona. Mr. Morrison was regarded as one of the safe lawyers dealing with the laws pertaining to corporations and mining. He was also District Attorney of Prescott. Mr. R. E. Morrison is also listed in McClintock 1916. `E. H. Meek was also president of Arizona Hydraulic Power Company. Est. $50-150

1463. Yavapai. Verde. Verde King Copper Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1900. Issued to A. Thomas for 100 shares, cert #1395, in 1901. Signed by Chas. J. George president and Barnard Riley secretary. Vignette of a hatted woman at upper left. Black border with green seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. One 5 cent documentary stamp at center of corporate seal. Owned 20 claims that adjoined the Untied Verde. Ore assayed at 11.5% to 24.5% copper with silver and gold values per ton. The company was considered promising. (Copper Handbook, 1905, p.805). Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1464. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Mines & Milling Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1919. Issued to H. A. Cassidy & Co for 100 shares, cert #C928, in 1930. Signed by John T. Long president and Gary A. Young treasurer. Vignette of a spread winged eagle. Orange border and vignette. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 8 x 12. Owned 14 claims known as the Sunshine and Monarch groups in the Verde district. The ore assayed at $10 to $30 gold per ton. The key property was the Monarch mine which had 250’ shaft and over 5000’ of workings. Presumed idle in 1930. (Mines Handbook, 1931, p.462). Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1465. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Range Syndicate Co. Incorporated in New Jersey (no date given), bearer certificate for 1 share of the company, limited to 500 shares total at $100 each, entitling bearer to undivided interest in “all Mines, Towns, Mills, and other properties, lands, etc” located by the Company. Black border. Signed by H. A. Cerr as treasurer for the company. No date (circa 1880-1`890,)no vignette. 6 x9”. Wear along upper edge. Pinholes with minor rust in upper left corner. This was a bearer receipt for a one share certificate, set up just like a certificate. It could easily have acted as a certificate since the issue was small. This certificate represents such a small prospecting company that we knew it would be difficult to research. We found no records in Burchard volumes, as expected. Tenney (1929) discusses the Verde Syndicate Copper Co. at Verde, which we suspect is a successor to this company. Their property was acquired by the Verde Central Mines Co., which was 5/8 owned by the Calumet and Arizona Mining Co., an important producer. Ex Rare. Est. $150-250

1466. Yavapai. Verde. Verde Squaw Copper Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1917. Issued to Charles Osborn for 200, cert #541, in 1917. Signed by J. Bernard MacDonald president and T. H. Gray secretary. Vignette of several miners working underground. Orange border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Owned 15 claims in Verde Valley, 25 miles south of Jerome. The property was prospected for a number of years by D. W. Barter. There was a 900 foot shaft that intercepted ore carrying assays of 1%-7% copper. &#x201Is a meritorious mining venture.” (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.492). Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1467. Yavapai. Verde. West United Verde Copper Co. Incorporated in Delaware 1917. Issued to R. H. Chipman for 100 shares, cert #A1322, in 1919. Signed by C. B. Stranahan president and Arthur Terry secretary. Vignette of two miners operating a drill underground. Green border and underprint. Uncancelled. Printer - Security Bank Note. 8 x 12. This company formed as to acquire the Jerome-Verde Ext Copper Co, which was a successor to the Haynes Copper Co which was a successor to the Jerome Mines Dev Co. Owned 8 claims adjoining the United Verde. There was a 2000 foot shaft that filled with water rapidly if the pumps were turned off. This is what happened in 1919, when a miners’ strike allowed the mine to fill. Company is over-capitalized and hardly worth further attention. In 1920, the United Verde Ext Co had offered $250,000 for the property. Shareholders felt this was too low a price and set in motion injunctions against the sale. The property was later purchased. (Mines Handbook, 1920, p.392). Est.$25-75

1468. Yavapai. Walker. Aladdin Mutual MC. Cert. #590. Incorporated in Arizona in 1905. Issued to John F. Green for 250 shares in 1906. Signed by president Ballantyne and secretary W.H Haven. Vignette of underground mining scene. Orange border and seal. Printed Goes. 8 1/4” x 11’. Vf, small tears at folds, minor wrinkling. We could find no information regarding this company. Garbani places the company at the Poland mine, which is in the Walker district. Est. $25-50

1469. Yavapai. Walker. Alturas Gold Mining Co. Incorporated in Territory of Arizona 1907. Issued to W. S. Tillotson for 5000 shares, cert #103, in 1909. Signed by C. W. Canfield president and Thos Brilex secretary. Vignette at upper left of miners working underground with smaller vignettes at each corner of a miner. Black border with gilt seal and green safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8x 11. There is an Alturas Mine reported in the Walker district. Garbani also places the mine in the Walker district. Az Bu [Mines Bulletin 196, 1985] Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1470. Yavapai. Walker. Arizona Victory Copper Mines Corp. Lot of 2 certificates. Incorporated in Arizona 1925. Both issued to C. A. Daniel, one for 100 shares, cert #A22, in 1925 and one for 10,000 shares, cert 1324, in 1927. The earlier cert is signed by W. J. Stoneshaw president and R. B. Cross secretary. The second is signed by Geo. G. Tillotson president and secretary. No vignette. One has green border and the other has orange border. Both uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 9 x 11. A reorganization of the Arizona Victory MC and was controlled by the U. S. Continental Mines Corp. Owned the Homestead and Independence mines in the Walker district. The Independence showed ore that assayed at 3.4% copper, 0.4 ounces gold and 1.6 ounces silver per ton. According to a 1930 report, the Independence mine was up for a patent and was then to be turned over to the Sheldon MC. (Mines Handbook, 1931, p.261-62). Both very fine. Est. $50-100

1471. Yavapai. Walker. Bannie Gold & Copper Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1923. Issued to John S. Reiley for 300 shares, cert #16, in 1923. Signed by R. M. Simpson president and J. G. Dodson asst secretary. Vignette of miners loading an ore car with an electric ore train all underground. Orange border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. The company owned the Bannie gold mine which is located miles from Sheldon, on upper Lynx creek, in the Walker district. The shaft was 360 feet in 1923 with plans to deepen it to 1000 feet. (Mines Handbook, 1925, 253-54). Right third of certificate detached along the fold crease. Est. $10-20

1472. Yavapai. Walker. Bannie Gold Mining & Milling Co. Incorporated in Arizona, 1902. Issued to F. G. Dodson for 3500 shares, cert #579, in 1917. Signed by E. A. Rogers president and F. G. Dodson secretary. Vignette of several miners working underground. Green border and seal. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. This company is not listed in the Copper or Mines Handbooks. The Bannie mine was located in the Walker district near Sheldon. F. G. Dodson signs this certificate and the lot above as an officer so we presume that there is a relation. E. A. Rogers (signed as president) was the owner of the Courier newspaper based out of Prescott. Some staining along fold creases. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1473. Yavapai. Walker. Express Gold Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona. Issued to Joseph J. Fisher for 500 shares, cert #468, in 1902. Signed by Hewey C. Siegwaw president and treasurer. No vignette. Green border with green safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - 8 x 11. Garbani indicates that it was located in the Walker district. Very fine. Est. $25-50

1474. Yavapai. Walker. Metals Mining Co. Incorporated in Arizona 1904. Issued to Charles E. Shober for 1 share, cert #35, in 1905. Signed by president and F. H. Adler secretary. Vignette of a spread winged eagle. Black border with gold seal, safety print and underprint. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. The company owned the Shelton group of claims with ore that was reported to be argentiferous and auriferous copper. There was a 10 stamp mill. Dead by 1910. (Copper Handbook, 1908, 933). Extremely fine. Est. $25-50

1475. Yavapai. Walker. Sheldon Mining Company. Incorporated in Arizona in 1916 Certificate number 6054 issued to Edwin Bergner for 100 shares in 1930. Signed by president H. R. Lathrop and Treasurer C. A. Hastings. Uncancelled. No vignette. Orange border with black print on white paper. Printed by Goes. 8 x 11. Folds. The company owned 31 claims on four known veins in the Walker district, located 14 miles southeast of Prescott. Ore consisted of sulphides of copper and lead, carrying gold and silver in a quartz host rock. The property was developed by a 1280’ shaft with over 20,000’ ft of underground workings. Reserves in 1930 of 150,000 tons or ore averaging 0.086 ounce per ton gold, 6 ounces silver per ton, 2.86% copper and 0.75% lead. Comments by the Editors of the Mines Handbook (1931, pp. 419-420) indicated the company was well managed, with a skilled technical staff and conservative financial direction, and that the property had good reserves. Est. $25-75

1476. Yavapai. Walker. Sheldon Mining Co, Report on the Sheldon Mines, by J.H. Shockley, C.1920. Was a merger of holdings from several different companies. Consisted of very attractive copper-gold properties, several of them district pioneers (Ref: Weed, 1920, p.365). Vf, “Received” stamp at upper right on cover. Est. $50-150

1477. Yavapai. Walnut Grove. Hammon Copper Co Ltd. Lot of 2 different certificates. Incorporated in Delaware 1930. Both issued for 100 shares, cert #890 & #5384, in 1930. Signed by W. C. Hammon vice president and E. J. Gorman secretary. Vignette of a mining camp. One has a green border and the other has an orange border. Uncancelled. Printer - Western Litho, LA. 9 x 11. Owned the Zonia and McMahon mines in the Walnut Grove district, located at French Gulch, 12 miles southwest of Kirkland. There were two shafts and over 6900 feet of workings. The company was named after W. P. Hammon, mining engineer, who made a fortune when he sold his California gold properties to the US Smelting & Refining. (Mines Handbook, 1931, p.330). Both very fine. Est. $50-100

1478. Yavapai. Walnut Grove. Lucky Strike Mining Co. Inc. in AZ. Issued to Truthie A Ascough for 100 shares, cert #57, in 1917. Signed by J. C. Brown president and Norman H. Morrison secretary. Vignette of a mining camp on a treeless slope with two smaller vignettes miners working underground. Gold border, seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Company owned 160 acres including the Old Stein property in Walnut Grove district, 9 miles southeast of Kirkland. Ore was reported to be 1.5% to 17% copper with silver and gold values. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.367). Extremely fine. Est. $25-75

1479. Yavapai. Walnut Grove. Walnut Grove Water Storage Co., inc. in NY, 1886, issued 1888 to C. W. Dillingham for 200 shares, signed by C. H. Dillingham, vp and DeWitt C. Bates, sec. Uncancelled. Brown border and underprint, hydraulic mining scene below river. “Located in Yavapai Arizona”. No printer. 8 x 13” This is an important certificate regarding the Walnut Grove disaster, illustrating an important time in Arizona history and a significant event. Walnut Grove is on Hassayampa Creek west of Crown King. Barnes, in Arizona Place Names relates the story: This company from this certificate apparently refurbished a dam built by Gov. Brodie. Another source states that this company built the dam in 1886-1887. “The owners of the dam were New York Entrepreneurs more interested in selling stock than in the details of dam building. They fired one set of engineers during construction and hired others more willing to take risks,” wrote James Cook in an article Legends of the Lost in Arizona Highways in November, 1995. They built a 110-foot high dam with a 900-acre lake behind it. The dam was in place for water storage for use in hydraulic mining (gold). During the very wet winter of 1889-1890, after the dam and lake were already full from heavy seasonal rains, a torrential downpour started on February 18. By the third day, the water behind the dam was rising 18 inches per hour. The dam superintendent sent 15 men to widen the spillway. He also sent a man downstream to evacuate people from their cabins and businesses, but the man apparently got stuck at a saloon and never spread the word. On February 22, 1890, about one year after this certificate was issued, the dam broke at 2 am, killing 70 to 85 people living below. Accounts on the death toll differ. “A wall of water 100 feet high boomed down through Jesus Canyon.” The aftermath was just as disastrous financially to this company. The flood washed away at least two towns downriver, and damaged many more houses, camps, and dwellings. Treasure seekers also remember the flood caused by the burst dam. Two safes are reportedly buried in the sands of the Hassayampa River carrying a total of about $9,000 in gold coin. One of the safes contained the payroll for this company. They have never been found. This certificate may be the only survivor of this tragedy, a treasure in itself. Ex. Rare. Est. $500-1000

WEAVER AND OCTAVE

Note on Placer Mining at Weaver… Placer mining in the Weaver district began early in the nineteenth century with activity at Rich Hill. The top of this hill was called “potato patch” because of the large gold nuggets that were found lying on top. An ancient river bed had completely eroded away leaving the heavy metals and gold behind. In subsequent years, virtually thousands of placer miners ran operations large and small in the creeks at the foot of the hill. When we looked into a joint venture with one of the producing companies about 1980, we were amazed at the activity and real production. But the company that wanted us to joint venture was landlocked, seriously limiting their potential production. If there was to be any serious interest, we would have to bring other potential properties to the table, thus we were off on an exploration adventure to decipher the regional geology and look for untapped placer gold resources. We found plenty. No one had looked at the regional setting in the context that we did. We found evidence of placer deposits all over the place. In some cases, placer miners had beat us to it before 1900. The plateau surfaces had little drainage systems that often had stacked boulders alongside, the tell-tale sign of past placer miners. But no one had looked at the rill systems coming off the plateaus. These rills were loaded in places with gold. But to mine them would result in an environmental disaster, not a proper venture for us or the industry. It wasn’t worth the trade-off. While we found lots of gold, potentially even in commercial amounts. The deposits were better left to weekend miners for the next few hundred years, if they ever find the spots.

1480. Yavapai. Weaver. Beehive Gold Company Newspaper clipping. Circa 1916. This is an information al one page article about the Beehive gold Company. The article covers the claims, geology, ores, assay results, development and equipment used by the company. There are three pictures of the mine, blacksmith shop, and assay office. Printed on brown paper in black print. No newspaper name is on the page. The newspaper page is glued to white foam core. Newspaper size 12 3/4 X 16 3/4”. Overall size 16 1/2 X 20 1/2”. Est. $50-100.

1481. Yavapai. Weaver. Mildred Consol MC. Cert. #3174. Incorporated in Arizona in 1923. Issued to Col. A.C. Macomb for 50 shares in 1924. Signed by president Henry M. Conover and F.C. Simons as secretary. The company consisted of 14 claims, developed by 4000’ shafts. A 1,150’ tunnel had been driven from mill level to connect with the main vein and incline shaft. Production was milled through a 10-stamp mill up through early 1922. The company had since expanded its equipment bounty by erecting a 50 ton mill and installed compressors (Ref: Weed, 1924, p.384; Neale, 1926, p.318-19). The mine had major production. In the late 1980’s, it was reactivated. The dump and tailings were reprocessed in a small heap leach operation. It was inactive when visited for a property inspection by me (Fred Holabird) around 1992. No vignette, blue border and gilt seal. Hamilton BNC-printers. 8” x 12”. Xf, folds. Est. $25-75

1482. Yavapai. Weaver. Mildred GMC. Certificate and company letterhead. Cert. #425. Incorporated in Arizona in 1905. Issued to Henry M. Lovering for 100 shares in 1908. Signed by president Henry Conover and secretary Frederick C. Simons. Uncancelled. Vignette of two men pushing ore car and one using a pick axe. Black border and green seal. Printed by Goes. Letterhead is datelined Congress Junction, AZ, and is addressing a Prof. C. F. Willis, regarding taking samples from oil-tainted water. Certificate is Xf, with minor folds, and letterhead is vf, with staple damage to upper left corner. The company was located at Congress. Daniel B. Genung was the supt. The company was mining gold and silver through a series of shafts and employed 15 men. The mine was probably located in the Weaver district. (Pacific Coast Mines Directory, 1906). Both 8 1/2” x 11”. Est. $25-50

1483. Yavapai. Weaver. Octave Mining & Milling Co. Incorporated in Delaware1922. Issued to Louis D. Webber for 1000 shares, cert #30, in 1923. Signed by D. S. Leas treasurer and N. C. Gibbs president. No vignette. Brown border and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Owned the Octave gold mine in the Weaver district near Wickenburg. This company is not listed in the Mines Handbooks, but the Octave Mines Co is listed with the same officers. There was a 2000 foot deep shaft and was chasing a vein that assayed at $26 per ton for nearly 2000 feet. There was a mill on site that had not operated for 15 years, in 1925. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.407-408). Clear tape repairs along fold creases on reverse. Very fine. Est. $50-150

1484. Yavapai. Weaver. Octave Mining Co. Lot of 2 different certificates. Incorporated in Arizona. Cert #227 & #3964. Both signed by C. B. Miesse president and Frank Little. Vignette of spread winged eagle. One has a brown border and underprint issued in 1908. Both uncancelled. Printer - Northern Bank Note. 8 x 12. The second has a green border and underprint and is issued in 1907. See lot above for the story. Both very fine. Est. $100-200

1485. Yavapai. Weaver. Octave Photos. Lot of five photos of Octave Arizona, dated 1907. The first photo is of George J. Harbauer, registered mining engineer, on burro. The caption on the front of the photo is “Copper Giant-Hackberry Canyon-1913. Photo of George Harbauer taken before leaving.” Size 4 X 5”. Small tear in the top left corner. The second photo of a cyanide plant. Writing on the front of the picture is “This is the Cyanide at Octave, Arizona where George Harbauer works -1907-. Size 3 1/4 X 5 1/4”. Fine. The third picture is of two couples with one woman on a donkey. Penciled on the front is: “Out riding in Octave - 1907 -“ Size 3 X 4 1/2”. Fine. The forth photo is of George Harbauer with a mine in the back ground. There is a business card with the picture. Size 2 1/4 X 3 1/8”. Fine. The last picture is of a man with a transit possibly standing on a rail road depot. Size 2 7/8 X 3 3/4”. Fine. Est. $75-150.

1486. Yavapai. Weaver. Weaver Mountain Mining Co. Inc. in Terr. or AZ, 1908. Issued to W. E. Hering for 1277 shares, cert #93, in 1909. Signed by Tos. E. T. Bennett vice president and E. P. Vogals acting secretary. Vignette at upper left of a seated woman with many industrial items all around her. Black border with bronze seal and safety print. Uncancelled. Printer - Goes. 8 x 11. Successor to the Rincon Mines Co. Owned 16 claims in the Weaver district showing auriferous and argentiferous sulphide ore. Property was reported as being under lease in 1910. (Mines Handbook, 1910, p.1805). Chip missing at left fold top edge. Small tears along edges. VF. Est. $50-100

1487. Yavapai. White Picacho. Worth MC. Cert. #36. Inc. in AZ. Issued to A.M. Britton for 2500 shares in 1906. Signed by president C.J. Smasey and secretary W. C. Stonestuk. Uncancelled. White Picacho overlapped into Maricopa County, as did Worth MC. The Yavapai portion of the company was working on developing a group of claims at the 800’ level, using 3 mills, 2 stamps each, and a Wilfley concentrator to test any ore (Mineral Resources of US, 1907, pp.185-186). Vignette of allegorical figure flying on winged cog. Black border and gilt seal. Printed by Goes. 8 1/4” x 11”. Vf, folds. Est. $25-75

1488. Yavapai. Zonia. Zonia Copper Mining Co. Inc. in AZ, 1898. Issued to Mrs. William H. Wrightington for 5 shares, cert #218, in 1899. Signed by Henry M. Knowles president and Chas. A. B. Peterson secretary. Vignette of two miners working underground. Black border with green safety print. Uncancelled. Printer not noted. 8 x 11. Datelined New Bedford, Mass. One 2 cent documentary stamp affixed at left edge. This company is listed as dead in the 1905 Copper Handbook with its office at Kirtland. Zonia opened its post office in 1900 and is still a valuable copper property owned presently by Equatorial MC. This property was formerly owned by Cyprus and before that Anaconda - vp. Extremely fine. Est. $25-75
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