Stock Certificates from the 1860s. Top: 1860s, Honest Golde & Silver Mining Co Mokelumne Hill, CA. Printed in San Francisco by Bosqui, 9.75″ x 5.5″. Via eBay. Bottom: Rare, 1865, Stock Certificate for 100 Shares, Durango Silver Mines Incorporated in New York, 9.5″ x 8″. Via eBay.
1881 Stock Certificate for 100 Shares in the Massachusetts and New Mexico Consolidated Mining Company of Portland, Maine. 9.5″ x 6.5″. Via eBay.
“Brewers received the stamps without gum or perforations. They then cut the stamps apart, cancelled them, and pasted them over the bung of the beer barrel so that tapping the barrel destroyed the stamp.”- The National Post Museum
The detail in these engravings are unbelievable. I’ve always loved how ornate our paper currency is, and this collection shows a really nice range of vignette designs. You can see them in color here. If you guys would like me to go more in depth on the history of the things I post, let me know. I’ve been going crazy starting up my new wholesale/retail company, and sadly my posting has suffered over the past couple of weeks. Sorry! Bear with me though..things are about to get awesome.
Another 5 are inside the post!