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Scott Number: R44c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5174
Denomination/Type: 25c Certificate, red, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.50
Estimated Retail Value: $ 200.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: March 07, 1867
Cancel or Company Type: Metallurgical/Mining
Company: Lost Lake Gold and Silver Mining Co.
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.
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