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Last updated January 21, 2023 Revenue Stamped Mining Company Documents

Number of items in collection: 56

Checks, scrip, and stock certificates from mining companies are highly sought after.

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Adventure Consolidated Copper Co.

R168p

Stockholder voting proxy statement.


American Coal Co. of Allegheny County

R48c

This blue handstamp cancel is found fairly often, but this is the first document I have found that attributes the cancel.


American Flag Mining Co. of Colorado

R6c


Baltic Mining Co.

R164

Baltic Mining Co. manuscript cancel combined with a large ornate bank PAID cancel.

R164


Bannock Ditch & Mining Co.

R15c


Buck Mountain Coal Co.

R44c


Cape Breton Coal Mining Co.

R23c

First mortgage bond from the Cape Breton Coal Mining Co., located on Cape Breton Island, part of Nova Scotia, Canada.


Chester Mining Co.

R44c

Stock certificate from the Chester Mining Co.


Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Co.

R184

Stock certificate featuring a detailed mining vignette at bottom center, stamp canceled by Toland Brothers. & Co.


Cleveland Gas Light and Coke Company

RNX7


Consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Co.

R155A


Consumer's Mutual Coal Co.

R48c

Stock certificate from the Consumer's Mutual Coal Co.


Delaware Mining Co. of Michigan

R15c

Cancelled scrip for ten dollars, payable to 'Sam W. Hill Agt'. Samuel 'Sam' Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the expression 'What in Sam Hill?'

R27c

Sight draft signed by 'Sam W. Hill'. Samuel 'Sam' Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the expression 'What in Sam Hill?'


Des Moines Gold Mining Co. of Colorado

R46c

Very delicate stock certificate printed on thin translucent paper.


E. Ruhling & Co.

DI13

A large format (approximately 14-in x 6-in) 'Memorandum of Gold and Silver Bullion' from the Assay Office of E. Ruhling & Co. in Gold Hill, Nevada, recorded June 18, 1868. The stamp, sadly somewhat damaged, is State Revenue Catalog #DI-13, compound roulette 10x15.

Mike Mahler, in his article in the August 2019 issue of American Stamp Dealer & Collector magazine, displays an identical document dated several weeks prior (although he says his example is rouletted 10, not compound), and states the following:

Figure 6 shows a June 1868 report of E. Ruhling & Co. in Gold Hill, the sister city of Virginia City, in the heart of the Comstock, also stamped with the 5-cent dark green rouletted 10. The many details show that 1,006 ounces of 'Petaluma Mill slum,' evidently a bullion bar, was 96.7% silver, worth $1,231.67, and 2% gold for another $407.24, total $1,638.91 before the small loss in assaying. The eye-catching magenta-and-blue printing is probably explained by the imprint 'Trespass Print - Virginia, Nevada.' The shortlived Daily Trespass, published February 1867-October 1868, was named tongue-incheek by owner William J. Forbes, acutely aware that he was 'trespassing' in a field dominated by the celebrated Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. In a competitive job printing market, Forbes evidently offered Ruhling & Co. bicolored printing as an inducement to land the firm's business. This is the sole-recorded example of this remarkable form.


Eagle White Lead Co.

R52c

Solo use of 30c Inland Exchange correctly paying the tax on an 1869 payment note.


El Paso Smelting Works

R164p

U.S. and Mexican revenue stamps both on a document from the Consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Co. Combination usages with non-U.S. revenue stamps are quite scarce.


Eliza Mill and Mining Co.

R44c

Stock certificate from the Eliza Mill and Mining Company in San Francisco.


Empire Mill and Mining Co.

R15c

2-cent USIR on check along with a Nevada state revenue stamp.


Fairmount Coal & Coke Co.

R164


Green Mountain Coal Co.

R44c

Stock certificate from the Green Mountain Coal Co.


Gunnell Central Gold Co. of Colorado

R44c

Fragile stock certificate printed on thin translucent paper like tissue paper.


Iron Cliffs Company

68

10-cent Washington used illegally as a revenue stamp on an 1859 draft from the Iron Cliffs (Mining) Co. The tax due on the transaction was 10 cents, but the underlying 2-cent revenue imprint (RN-B1) was ignored, as is the case on all reported examples of the Iron Cliffs drafts. Tying blue oval handstamp is especially nice.


Isaac's Harbor Gold Co.

R44c

Very scarce printed cancel.


Jefferson Gold and Silver Mining Co.

R50b

Very scarce part perf to find still on original document. Part of next stamp showing at bottom.


Kansas City Smelting and Refining Co.

R164

Horizontal pair of 2-cent battleship documentary revenue stamps, along with 3 mexico revenue stamps, on an 1898 sight draft.

R167

1-cent, 2-cent, 5-cent and 10-cent (x2) battleship documentary revenue stamps on an 1899 sight draft, along with 4 Mexico revenue stamps.


La Belle Smelting Works

R15c

Very delicate, translucent paper.


Lost Lake Gold and Silver Mining Co.

R44c

Very unusual mining stock certificate from a company supposedly located in the 'Montania Territory'. The only records I can find of said territory is an 1864 New York Times announcement: 'The Committee [on Territories] are also perfecting a bill for the erection of the Territory of Montania, composed of a portion of Idaho and Utah Territories.' Very interesting item.


Mammoth Vein Coal and Iron Co.

R44c

Stock certificate from The Mammoth Vein Coal and Iron Co.


Mitchell Coal & Coke Company

RNX7

Wonderful mining scene vignette.


Mt. Vernon Iron Works

R24c


Newton Mining Co.

R43c

Stock certificate #12 from the Newton Mining Co.


Office Chippewa Mine

R15c


Pennsylvania Coal Co.

R5c


Pennsylvania Mining Co. of Michigan

R1c

Sight draft signed by 'Sam W. Hill'. Samuel 'Sam' Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the expression 'What in Sam Hill?'

R15c

Cancelled scrip for five dollars, payable to 'Sam W. Hill Agt'. Samuel 'Sam' Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the expression 'What in Sam Hill?'

R27c

Sight draft signed by 'Sam W. Hill'. Samuel 'Sam' Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the expression 'What in Sam Hill?'


Phillips & Jordan Iron Co.

R112

Gorgeous Phillips & Jordan Iron Co. stock certificate, featuring an R112 with socked-on-the nose cancel at right along with a hammered matching embossed seal at left. What really takes this certificate to 11 is the manufacturing vignette at center. It may not be apparent in the scan, but it is printed in reflective metallic bronze, extremely unusual.


Preston Coal and Improvement Co.

R46c

Stock certificate from the Preston Coal and Improvement Co.


Quincy Mining Co. of Michigan

R4c

1864 time draft on onion-skin paper, amount $100, stamped with 1-cent Telegraph (R4c) tied by bold 'QUINCY MINE PORTAGE LAKE' datestamp. Endorsed by signature, turning this into a bearer note used as provisional currency.

R15c

Crisply struck cancel from the Quincy Mining Co. on a sight draft.

R16c

R44b

Stock certificate from the Quincy Mining Company of Michigan, featuring an R44b with nice multiple-line handstamp cancel.

R47a

R47a and R48c used on a Quincy Mining Co. stock certificate.

R164

RNU1

Stock certificate.


Quincy Mining Company

R3c

Illegal use of 1-cent Proprietary revenue as a documentary on an 1863 sight draft from the Quincy Mining Co.


Reading Mining and Development Co.

R167

Very ornately engraved stock certificate.


Rutland Marble Co.

R44c

Stock certificate for the Rutland Marble Co. with two R44c affixed.


Sea Coal Bay Mining Company

R37c


Triunfo Gold and Silver Mining Co.

R42b

Wonderful 3-color stock certificate from the Triunfo Gold and Silver Mining Co. in San Francisco, CA.


Washington Silver Mining Co.

R48c

Stock certificate from the Washington Silver Mining Co.


Wilkes-Barre Coal & Iron Co.

R15c

Billhead with R15 showing extreme sulphurization, presumably from having been stored in close proximity to sulphur coal.

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