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SECTION I – Energy / Mining
SECTION II – Government / Finance / Related
SECTION III – Sports / Entertainment / ‘The Good Life’ / Related
SECTION IV – Transportation/Related
SECTION V – Industry / Related
SECTION IV - Other items
[#] = number of certificates or documents
ABN = American Banknote; color noted refers to the certificate border; also noted is major variation or types, e.g. (II); all stocks are in superb condition, unless noted.
C = Canceled I = Issued P = Proof S = Specimen
shs = shares U = Unissued UC = uncanceled
UC* = "canceled", but lacking the more common physical abuse from stamps, punch marks, etc.)
SECTION I – Energy / Mining ...............................................................
CALIFORNIA OIL LOT  ….. [BEST OFFER]
*Esperanza Consolidated Oil Company
*Sedalia and California Oil - Very attractive issued 1902 Bearer bond (vertical) with gold vignette and under print, multiple vignettes 27 of 36 coupons attached. Pre-printed for 5 shares, in gold ink. (note: a Mo. company) http://cigarboxlabels.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=3604
*Brookline Oil –Issued stock from 1938, central vignette oil field with oil truck, orange border, (one "canceled" stamp). http://www.historicstockmarket.net/images/19390025.jpg
*Monrovia No. 2 Oil - Issued 1924 L. A. oil agreement, #215. Text refers to Signal Hill (Long Beach). Monrovia is near Pasadena, CA.
*Selma Petroleum – Issued 1925 L. A. oil agreement, #31. Same investor and Secretary signature as the Monrovia certificate.
*Linda Vista Oil – I/UC, 1921, Multiple Goes oil vignettes, green border.
*Los Nogales Oil - I/UC, 1910 smaller sized stock with typical Goes black print and beautiful shimmering gold under print. http://webspace.webring.com/people/do/outwest/shoplosnogaleslarge.jpg
*Palmer Union Oil - I/C, 1928 blue-bordered stock with 5 signatures, including trust officer for 1st Nat'l Trust & Savings of Santa Barbara. http://www.ebay.com:80/itm/Palmer-Union-Oil-Company-Stock-Certificate-1913-/300531005894
* Calpetro Producers Syndicate – five, unissued “Certificates of Beneficial Interest” of $100 shs from 192x San Francisco trust. Three “window”, multiple oil rig gushing vignettes in about average condition.
* Kolingo Refining Company – two, unissued 1931 Goes certificates with gold under print, seal, & vignette highlighting.
* Bolsa Chica Oil Company – I/C, 1921, with multiple oil vignettes and 2-cent document transfer fee postage stamps. Goes.
*Petaluma Oil & Burner - Unissued. Vignette of Goddess wrapped in American flag. Green border, $100 shares, and circa 1935. Goes certificate design.
*Bohemian Oil Company – I/UC, 1911 for 5000 shs ($1), this Hanford, Ca company stock is typical (gold under print, detailed borders, multiple oil rigs gushing) and designed by Goes. Above average condition on this tri-fold certificate.
*The Sierra Oil Company – I/UC, #9 for 1900 shs from 1909. Average Goes tri-fold. http://www.goantiques.com/scripts/images,id,342867.html
*Pyramid Oil Company (with 2 letters) – I/UC* Goes certificate for 50 shs, from 1912, to JM Graves, (President of Chapman Lake Telephone Company (Pa.). One letter (1935) with company letterhead essentially states the certificate was in effect cancelled “not in good standing” for lack of paid assessment. http://www.historicstockmarket.com/market/pyramid-company-california-p-2802.html
ENERGY LOT A  …… [Offer]
*Central Power and Light Company, Gold Bond, Specimen Pair
 1923 Green for $1000
 1923 Orange for $100
Both specimen certificates are: UC, ABN archive,, Classic vertical type, 6.5% Gold Bond with attached coupons (60, with #1 cut out) and typical vignettes and print layout. “PAYABLE IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTEN, CITY OF NEW YORK OR IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS”
LOT B  …… [$ffer]
*The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company – Company Set of Specimens
All are typical mid-century design with central vignette of the two founders.
[1,2] “April, 4, 1944” written in margin.
 “JUN 28 1954” ink stamp in margin
 “APR 27 1962” ink stamp in margin
 “OCT 16 1962” ink stamp in margin
[6, 7] dating absent, however based on security marks are from 40’s or 50’s
LOT C  …… $ffer
*Cincinnati Gas & Electric
*Getty Oil -S/C, brown stock for 100 shs.Modern ABN specimens.
*Getty Oil -S/C, purple stock for <100 shs.
*Getty Oil -S/C, orange stock for >100 shs.
All 3 have same large vignette of three different "snapshots" of employees at work.
*Gulf Oil -
*Lusk Moorcroft Oil -
*Mount Olive Consolidated Coal & Coke -
*North American Coal - S/C, green, <100 common shs, Vignette of Indian in headdress. Modern S-CBN, probably from mid-century. Similar here: http://scripophily.stores.yahoo.net/noamcocooh.html
*Northern Liberties Gas - I/C, cut canceled certificate from 1849, nice example of a very old, smaller certificate. http://cigarboxlabels.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=6997
* Benguet Consolidated
A: S/C, purple stock, numbered 00000
B: S/C, orange stock, <100 shs, num. 00000.
Both certificates are ABN with nice vignette- 2 miners in tunnel, 1 on drill bit, other working hydraulic drill.
Also Known as Benguet Corporation, established in post-Spanish War (1903) Philippines, company began with gold mining there.
*Chico Gold & Silver Mining -
*Chino Copper Company -
* El Dorado Mining -U/UC, circa 1870's stock, $100 shs, Mexican & American eagle vignettes (2).
* King Mining -
*South Utah Mines & Smelters -
*United States Mining Company -
SECTION II – Government / Finance / Related .............................................
*County of Cambria (Pennsylvania) Jail Loan Bond - Group of 5 …$430
Each large document has the beautiful vignette of fighting horses, shield with clipper ship on it and eagle on top of shield with wings spread, with “VIRTUE LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE” (state flag). Lacking coupons and hand-written “Redeemed … 1873 for $….” on the reverse, these certificates are otherwise un-cancelled. Each has a lower vignette of beehive amongst flowers. Unless noted each has four clean, frontal signatures and issued in 1870. All in similar condition: previously folded but still well above average condition. http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6770160
[1, 2] with $200 red overprint.
 with $100 in green overprint, issued in 1872.
[4, 5] with $500 in blue overprint, one missing the forth signature
Government – Bi-Coastal  ….. $ffer
*County of Monroe, NY -
*County of Siskiyou, State of California -
Government - Tropical  ……. $ffer
*City of Vero Beach, FL -
* State of Hawaii -
* State of Hawaii - - I/C, 1985, blue, general obligation bonds with modern vignette. http://www.glabarre.com/item/State_of_Hawaii/5879/c107
Government – Disney Duo  ….. $ffer
* United States Treasury (War Finance Committee) -
*City of Perth Amboy, NJ
*Village of Newark (New York)
*Royal Siamese Government (Thailand) .... $400
ABN archive ‘working proofs’ accompanied by printer’s details:
*The St. Louis Bridge Company [2+]
*The United States Mortgage Company [4+]
These appear to be pre-final or 'working proofs' and therefore have handwritten notations, etc. Due to this treatment, the fact India paper is used, the age of these and that they are huge documents, they thus also contain multiple margins and fold issues. Nonetheless, these are unique and each are accompanied by supporting documents by ABN staff.
The St. Louis Bridge Company – Two, India paper proof – bonds with (93) coupons, front and back from the ABN archive. These proofs of a Missouri $500 Gold Bond from 1879 measure about 18 x 33 inches. Also two documents pertaining to how the bond text should read or be edited.
The United States Mortgage Company - Four, India paper proofs of relating to this £200 Sterling Bond from 1882. Text is in English and French (side-by-side) on this very large approximately 24x14 inch ABN working proof.
 is of the bond front with a vignette of two women, seated & shaking hands with a shield between them.
[2, 3] show two different full sheet of coupons – note: one has major issues;
 is a working proof of the border and vertical front (when folded) engraving plate - green, borders and details (“United States Mortgage Company, £200, etc).
Also included is a coupon proof (in paper frame, similar to common “vignette proofs”) of the two different coupons [2, 3 above] – a fold crease in the space between the two engravings. Additionally, the order form for this bond on original, internal ABN printed forms.
1800’s Dakota Territory, Financial Specimens
from American Bank Note’s Archive.
Western Loan and Trust Co. of Pierre Dakota
* S/C, 1887 Series "A" Debenture from Territory of Dakota, ABN Archive, stamped “Return to …”, underwritten by Knickerbocker Trust Company and Chase National Bank.
* S/C, 188x, #000 $200 Gold Debenture from Territory of Dakota, ABN Archive, large multi-vignette of company name, farmer scene and eagle. Larger than typical coupons on one continuous sheet with bond portion. Stamped “Return to Issue Room to be held for reference”.
LOT A …… $ffer
*First Federal Savings & Loan Assoc. Of Miami
*The Oriental Bank – S/C, an intricately detailed, turn-of-the-century ABN specimen with two vignettes and lightly stamped on the stub “SEP 20 1906”. Likely a printer’s proof as this document has a long, non-perforated stub. (low res. b/w image)
*The Suburban Land & Investment Company (CO) – S/C, this 1894 Colorado $500 Gold Bond is in flawless condition, ABN Archive, stamped “Return to …” This bond has 30 coupons and has a connection, in print, to The Colorado Coal and Iron Development Company. Consider professional grading.
LOT B  …….. $ffer
*Bankers Trust New York Corporation
*Bunker Hill Securities
*The Chase National Bank of the City of New York
*Fidelity Securities Corp. of MD -
*Int'l Mortgage & Investment -
*United States Securities -
SECTION III –
Sports / Entertainment / ‘The Good Life’ .......................................................
THE GOOD LIFE - PREMIUM LOT  …… $ffer
*Western Television Corporation – S/C, green, for 100 shs of class A, vignette of a woman standing between two transmitting rigs. #0000 (and a date of 1932 litho’d in red).
"Western Television Corporation played a significant role in the evolution of television in North America. Canada's first experimental television station, which was operated by the Montreal newspaper La Presse and radio station CKAC, was supplied with Western Television equipment. The Canadian public witnessed Western Television's technology through a special mechanical projection apparatus, which was demonstrated at Eaton's and department stores in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg during 1933. In the U.S., Western's traveling demonstrations included a 9-day run at Macy's in New York that was witnessed by over 200,000 people. The Western Television Corporation drew on the talents of television pioneer Ulysses A. Sanabria, who is known for his use of interlaced scanning. Interlacing improved picture quality by reducing flicker. This television utilizes an interlaced aluminum scanning wheel and 3" magnifying lens. It was among the last and most advanced mechanical home televisions to be in use before the electronic sets began to show greater promise." - from MZTV.com
"In 1930, Western Television Corporation, a company run by Sanabria, using the mechanical television scanning equipment designed by him, joined with Nelson Brothers Bond and Mortgage Company and began experimental telecasting that was reported as being seen as far as 450 miles away. The video portion aired on Western's W9XAO on the 2000-2100 KHz short-wave frequency and the audio was transmitted via Nelson's AM outlet WIBO. By 1931, regular telecasting had begun with about three hours of programming a night including by that fall, football games on Saturday night." - from ChicagoTelevision.com
*Bell & Howell
THE GOOD LIFE – Lot B ……. $ffer
*American Cigar Company
*Petri Italian-American Cigar -
THE GOOD LIFE – Lot C ……. $ffer
*Boston Celtics Ltd. Partnership
THE GOOD LIFE – Lot D ……. $ffer
*Cleveland Indians Baseball Co.
*Cleveland Professional Basketball -
*Continental Vending Machine Corp.
*North American Reindeer -
THE GOOD LIFE – Lot E ……. $ffer
*Northhampton Brewery -
*Pabst Brewing -
*Wilson Distilling Company. S/C, 1906 ABN Certificate redeemable for Wilson Whiskey. Void 01-01-1911. Possibly unique, consider professional grading.
FOOD / Related............................................................................................
LOT A  ….. $ffer
* Farmers' Union of San Jose, California -
* Farmers' Union of San Jose, CA -
#44 to Adam Herman for 3 shares than lightly pen canceled to (another person).
#45 to Sarah Herman for 2 shares and lightly pen canceled. Printed by Bacon & Co. S. F.
LOT B  ….. $ffer
*General Foods Corporation -
*Gerber Products -
LOT C ….. $ffer
*General Mills -
*RJR Nabisco -
TELCOM LOT  …. $ffer
* (AT & T) American Telephone & Telegraph
*General Communication - S/C, Hardly seen Alaska company specimen. Green, modern specimen certificate for B stock.
*Int'l Telephone & Telegraph -
* North Fork Telephone Co. – Original Book of unissued certificates (no vignette), #36 to #100. From stub evidence, these 1960’s stock certificates were not the first issued from this Minnesota telecom company.
SECTION IV – Transportation ........................................................................
Transportation Specimen Pair
from the ABN Archives:
*South Gila Canal Company – S/C, ABN archive, United States of America, Territory of Arizona, $1,000 Gold Bond for an issuance of $1 million in 1890! Main vignette is scene of fertile farm land. Side attached, 60 ($30 payable in gold coin) coupons with head of bald eagle vignette on each. Even with a one cm fold tear, consider getting this graded.
*The Dickson Manufacturing Company – S/C, ABN archive, stamped “Return to …”,$1,000 Bond with 10 coupons, from 1896. Detailed engraved artwork highlights this Homer Lee BN specimen. This vertical bond is unusual due to contrast of heaps of bright blue print and borders on white paper stock.
In 1901 the company merged with seven other manufacturing firms to form American Locomotive Company (ALCO). Dickson Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of boilers and steam engines used in various industries but most known in railway steam locomotives. The former shops still stand today, and are featured in the opening sequence of the television show "The Office," which is set in Scranton, Pa.
A True Global Specimen
*Honda Motor Co., LTD.
"Probably unique" (per R.M. Smythe/Spink)
A simple looking 1982, international specimen from Japan, in U.S. currency and as a bearer bond, payable in 8 different countries. The historic document has, red background and borders, is for $5000 5.5% Convertible (vertical) Bond, #000000, litho'd "specimen" once across the bond and each of the 30 coupons, which are attached to the right and folded behind. Vignette of Honda wing logo.
AUTO / Related
LOT A  …. $ffer
*Central Motors, Limited
* Daimler Chrysler AG, Stuttgart
*Ford Motor -
*General Tire & Rubber -
RAIL / Related
*The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company – 1875 - NOT a certificate.
This unique item is a printer’s sample of the engravings for a bond coupon sheet for a 1875 bearer bond with semi-annual payments of $35 “at their office in the City of New York”. It is printed on a heavier card stock, originally full size, however one complete fold tear and aging has created two pieces. This historic item has three different handwritten dates in the margins, marking the life of this engraving: 1875 (red pencil), and two plate cancellation dates of 11-25-38 and 5-40 (black pen). There are 40, unnumbered “coupons” of which the central fold/break marred eight. ….. [OFFER]
*Chicago & Denver Reduction-
*Continental Passenger Railway [$275] _I/C, Multiple vignette with bald eagle top & central. 1883 and signed by William Elkins. Printed by ABN.
*Gulf, Florida and Alabama Railway -
*Kona & Kau Railway -Bond # 90 (scripophily.com lists bond for $495). First Mortgage Gold Bond certificate with vignette of a steam train crossing the Hawaiian countryside. This company intended to operate a line between the city of Kona and the district of Kau on the "Big Island" of Hawaii. However, the project was abandoned before the completion of the road bed for the track.
*Louisville & Jeffersonville Bridge -
*National Railway Company -
*Norfolk Terminal & Transportation -
*’The Ecuador Four’ from ABN ….. $ffer
This lot of  separate sheets of specimens, two of each:
 La Universidad Central del Ecuador. Each pair are essentially identical with red “specimen” and are larger than typical diplomas or bond coupons.
Age unknown, but based on translation of the diploma, these four presumably date about/before WWII. …“The Central University of Ecuador at the request of the authority conferred on him the title of a lord [Mister] because he has met all legal requirements …
*Greenwich Pharmaceuticals -S/UC, Green stock with one large red "specimen" litho'd diagonally. A modern Jefferson Banknote specimen.
GENERAL INDUSTRY ...........................................................................
NYSE Company Reference Set, Depression Era
The American Sugar Refining Company
Four (4) Specimen stock certificates all in “vault condition”, $800,000 capitalization.
Three certificates are pin-punched “NYSE” in 3 three places, are for common shares and have (verso) multiple ink time stamps, with “SUBMITTED TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE” and “RECEIVED COMMITTEE ON STOCKLIS” – two specimen certificates have “SECRETARY’S OFFICE Y STOCK EXCHANGE”. Each have a single “specimen” in red.
1, 2: (1929) - Almost identical except for difference in transfer agent > “The National City Bank of New York” and “City Bank Farmers Trust Company”. Brown borders, both #00000, $100 shares.
3: (Jan.1930) is green bordered, #00000, for 100 shares of $100.
4: (undated) Blue bordered stock for Preferred shares at $900,000 capitalization and double “specimen”.
Seldom seen, the vignettes are on the left side, with the company name and elaborate “shares $100 each” making it appear that the top third of these gems are vignette.
*Newport Manufacturing Company - 1838 Proof
This rare, 170+ year-old proof for $1000 Capitalization. Extremely detailed & beautiful vignettes along left, central and border. "1838 Proof of which 2 exists" (per R.M. Smythe & Co.). Printed by “Chas. Toppan Co., Phila.”, on a heavier paper stock, unlike most proofs, which are printed India paper. This is a primary document of early Industrial Revolution history!
A history of the original Newport Manufacturing Company… (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycampbe/newportcompany.htm)
“… The Newport Manufacturing Company has depended principally for its supply of Hemp on the production of Mason County of which Maysville is the market this season they have not been able to get a supply at Maysville, and it is a remarkable fact in the history of Hemp manufacturers in Kentucky that this Company, owing to the scarcity and high prices of Hemp in Kentucky, has imported the present season 354,201# of Russia Hemp."
S/C, #000 at top and on signature lines, ABN Archive, 1886 Series "B" $1,000 Gold Bond with 10 side-attached coupons for $50. This Colorado bond has vignette of active horses on fenced acreage. Right margin to this specimen was printed on paper lacking a straight & full edge. Colorado, having never been a territory, had only been a state for 10 years at the time of this bond.
*Ashland Artificial Ice Company
*Bethlehem Steel - S/C brown stock, three workers vignette. ABN. A modern specimen.
*Chicago Cotton Mfg. -
*Chicago Nipple Manufacturing Company
*Clark Equipment - S/C, red, >100 stock shs. ABN http://www.nyge.com/V4118.jpg
*Clark Equipment - S/C, blue, <100 stock shs. CEO under Pres. signature (litho) ABN
*Clark Equipment - S/C, green, 100 stock shs. serial # punched, corp. seal is "corrected". ABN #300-3323-68. All three have the same vignette of naked man seated among factory tools and pondering at a tool in hand. Modern specimens.
*Clorox -S/C, orange stock for more than 100 shs. Vignette of robed, beauty standing and holding globe. Manufacturer of Clorox bleach. One small ink stamp "specimen in signature area of stock certificate. S-CBN # BN 44015. A modern specimen.
*Copper Laboratories -S/C, blue stock, <100,001 shs. Vignette of two chemists /globe ABN. A modern specimen.
*The Diamond Match Company – S/C, red for 100 shs. This ABN specimen likely dates from 1930-40's (based on security marks) and has a left side vignette of a bald eagle. This 130 year old company still thrives today.
*Galaxy Carpet Mills
*Geo. I. Squier Manufacturing Company – S/C, a 1893 $1,000 Gold mtg. Bond has a central vignette of a press, and 40 attached coupons. Another example of an ABN archival certificate with “Return to …. Dept.” stamped visible when the bond is folded for storage.
*Hat Corporation of America -
*The Huntingdon Manufacturing Company (NY) – S/C, this $500 (in orange under print) from 1887 has red “specimen” printed on each signature line and across each of the 40 attached coupons. Minor fold splits exist on this first mortgage bond. Central vignette of a factory of that era. ABN archival certificate with “Return to …. Dept.” stamped visible when the bond is folded for storage.
*Japanese Tissue Mills -
* National Silk Dying - U/UC, nice looking preferred stock with brown border and left vignette of eagle, wings spread, ready for flight. Each is for 100 shs @ $100 each. Appears to be pre-WWII.
*Int'l Paper - S/C, older, modern, green stock for 100 shs. Good sized central, multiple vignette artwork.
*Int'l Paper - S/C, blue/purple, <100 stock shs.
*Int'l Paper -S/C, green, 100 stock shs.
*Int'l Paper- S/C, olive, >100 stock shs. All three modern specimens have man sitting leaning on saw, in forest.
*Levi Strauss -
*Midland Utilities Company - S/C, $0000, Final payment on this 1927 note was due November of 1929. Vertical with large vignette of seated women holding light-emitting bulb on this $1,000 5% Gold Note. This was originally printed with only 6 coupons (attached to side) with #1 paying $37.50 with the remaining five showing $25. Republic Banknote Co of Pittsburg, Pa.
*N L Industries (Dutch Boy Paint)
* National Enameling and Stamping Company – S/C, this 1909 $1,000 Real Estate Sinking Fund has a basic central vignette, and is made to look like a stock certificate, yet folds to appear like a bond. From the ABN archive, the due date was June 1929 and has the stamp “Return to …” along with an early example of a red litho’d “specimen”. The bond was to be exchanged for Bond coupons. The factory complex located at Baltimore, Maryland, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
S/C, blue with central vignette of an ancient Chinese lion (company logo), $100 shs. The certificate from this 19th century N.J. company appears to be from the mid-20th century. Co. history here: http://www.textilehistory.org/OrientalSilkHaledonNJ.html
*The Pacific Lumber Company -
*Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company - Proof, c1870's Beautiful and very flawlessly detailed multi colonial vignettes on India clean and strong paper.
*The Pfauder Co. – S/UC, ABN archive, 1937 green $1000 depression-era, sinking fund bond #00000 with 40 coupons. Founded in 1884 this manufacturing multinational company is (presently) headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Philadelphia Company (I) - S/C, 1951, brown, $1000 2 5/8% Serial Note, 20 of 20 coupons, printed by Republic Bank Note Co. Pittsburgh, PA. #0000
Philadelphia Company (II)--S/C, 1944, green, registered 2 5/8% Collateral Trust Serial Note, Printed by Republic Bank Note Co. Pittsburgh, PA. #000
Philadelphia Company (II)--S/C, 1950, green, registered 2 5/8% Collateral Trust Serial Note, Printed by Republic Bank Note Co. Pittsburgh, PA. #000
Philadelphia Company (II)--S/C, 1951, green, registered 2 5/8% Collateral Trust Serial Note, Printed by Republic Bank Note Co. Pittsburgh, PA. #000
*Phillips - Van Heusen
Pennsylvania, 1800’s ............ $ffer
* Allentown Hardware
*Bloomsburg Silk Mills
* Hope Hose & Steam Fire Engine Co., No.2 -
*Mutual Benefit Life Insurance -
*National Insurance Agency -
* Nevada & Mountain Lakes Ice-
*Sheffield Furnace Company of Alabama [Colbert County] (and letter to son of owner from Governor Rockefeller) - Only known example and almost flawless condition.
PLUS, To accompany this rare find is a 1964 letter to William Ely Chambers from Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of New York. Content re: 175th Anniversary Dinner for Veterans Corps. Rockefeller's bold & clean signature on this Governor of New York stationary - multiple staple holes/tears limited to upper left corner, clearly affecting only the paper. Unique paper pair!
Washington Lodge No. 156, F & A.M. -
*Tannette Manufacturing Company – S/UC* (except coupons), $500 bond dating 1892 has a central bald eagle vignette and one of the last examples of Homer Lee Bank Note before being bought by ABN in 1891. Minor age issue (2 cm) at bond-coupon fold. Unusual Garuda vignette on the 20 coupons. ABN Archive, stamped “Return to …”
*Union Camp Corporation
*United States Gypsum - S/C, green, 100 common shs, S-CBN.
*United States Gypsum - S/C, pink, 100 preferred shs, S-CBN.
*United States Gypsum
*George Washington - Proof, Vignette
SECTION III - Hawaii ..........................................................................
Hawaii stocks and bonds had low printings. Hawaiian certificates rarely numbered more than 300-1000 until the nearing of Statehood. Due to tropical (& early storage) conditions in Hawaii, less than average condition prevails. Therefore, higher quality documents are increasingly scarce.
Kingdom of Hawaii years (<1894), Republic years (1894 - 1900), Territorial years (1900-1959) and State of Hawaii (1959+)
*International Immigration and Colonization Association, Limited (Rare)
I /UC, stock # 26 for 1 share issued 30 January 1911, incorporated 24 December 1910 (Christmas Eve). Capitol limited to only 50 shs of $1,000 each. Left vignette of a map of the Pacific with trade route lines all drawn toward the central point of Honolulu. Except for the usual bi-folds, this certificate is almost "as made". Possibly unique.
Two sources mention the association. The first is a book (written in Russian), “Russian-American relations in the Region in the Far East: Past and the Present “ Author: Garusova LN, Editors: Alexandrova LI, Moiseeva, LV. The second is the Congressional record of 1921. The translation of the first source:
“In the official papers of officers Amur region and Russian consulates in the United States reflected the official evaluation of all manifestations of Jewish migration and the activities of Jewish Americans in the Far East. Far the most attention of the authorities after the Russian-Japanese war drew "recruiting job" of U.S. citizens - emigrants from Russia. Some former Russian subjects actually worked in the U.S. agencies, such as the International Association of colonization and immigration ("International Immigration and Colonization Association "), recruited workers in Hawaii, USA, Canada and Australia. It was Jews, according to Russian officials, belonged to "merit" in smanivanii [?] Russian from Siberia and the Far East in the United States and Hawaii. For example, in a special circular, the military governor of the Primorye [a.k.a. Primorsky Krai] region for the number 58504 on December 10, 1909 the Jews were accused of directly supplying the American planters in Hawaii Russian workforce. "According to information received, American growers have paid attention to Russian immigrants in the Far East, and with nimble evreychikov[?] hope to attract them to their plantations in Hawaii to 10,000 men.”
The second reference is the Congressional record of 1921 (Serial 7, Part 1), Hearings before the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.
“… the board of immigration during the month of July1911, entered into an agreement with the International Immigration and Colonization Association for the introduction of small parties of Russian immigrants. … During the period in which the agreement existed, 266 Russians were brought into the Territory at a cost to the Government of $16,055.10 …”
Kona-Kau Telephone & Telegraph 
*Final Three Certificates showing Transfer of the Company
I/C, Three [3 -Type I] certificates, # 185 for 905 shs and issued April 12, 1913 (VF); # 186 for 70 shs and issued April 24, 1913 (EF-); and certificate # 187 (EF) for 20 shs and issued July 17, 1913. All three were issued to "Mutual Telephone Co. Ltd." All three stocks are canceled on the front in red pen by Luther S. Aungst, "Cancelled May 13 / 14 L. S. Aungst Trustee in disincorporation" and signed on the reverse by the Treasurer of Mutual Telephone, J. A. Balch.
L. S. (Luther Stine) Aungst (1862-193x) - Born in Pa. 1862, He was the man who "wired" the Big Island. Hired to improve Hamakua & South Kohala Telephone Co. (1890); Secured franchise from gov't for Kona-Kau Telephone & Telegraph: (1892-1932); Secretary; Mutual Telephone Company, Superintendent (1895); Retired in 1932 at the age of 70. Note- Kona Kau Telephone & Telegraph merged with two other companies into "Hawaii Telephone Company". Once owned by Mutual Telephone, the Big Island subsidiary was then known as Hawaii Telephone Company.
John A. Balch (1875-1951) - His family first arrived in America in 1623. Interisland Wireless Company, Co-owner and VP (1907) which later became Hawaiian Telephone & Telegraph, merging with Mutual Telephone in 1909; First "ship-to-shore" call (1908); Mutual Telephone: Treasurer (1910), Organizer of "Hawaii Telephone Company", a consolidation of three Big Island companies (1913); VP (1923); President (1925-40); Chairman of the Board (1944-49)
*Final Issue + List of stockholders (dated 12-31-1909).
Stock Certificate (1) PLUS a typed, original company document (2) from 1910 that lists the stockholders for year ending 1909.
I/UC, # 34 issued to J. Waterhouse for one share, on March 3, 1910. John A. Balch and E.M. Campbell sign for the company. An exceptional (& large) example of the signature of J. Waterhouse on the reverse. Condition is almost "as made". The stub was never removed on this fully issued and endorsed certificate. Day of issuance was the day that Mutual Telephone took over control of the company. The finest pre-WW I example known and the last for this company. Additionally, this short-lived company worked with the U.S. military, successfully making the first “ship to shore” call and was the first in the world to attempt wireless communications (from Barbers Point, Oahu to the island of Maui).
First and Final Issued -
* Hamakua & South Kohala Telephone & Telegraph
The first of the pair is # 1 certificate, I/C, Issued 12-31-1898, and lightly pen cancelled, for "20 shs to Charles Notley Sr." (a plantation owner with 57 employees and Senate Member 1887-89, 1985-96). (note: Spink’s claims they have a few of these certificates - #2 and upward).
Capitalization was limited to 600 shares. The ink remains extremely strong and in superb condition, the paper has not. Paper grades average (no splits or tears) but has organic flaws (termites). Reverse endorsed [n. d.], "Grantors and Trustees under the will of Charles Notley Sr. deceased". This was written and signed by Cecil Brown himself. Cecil was VP of Mutual Telephone and brother to Godfrey Brown, Minister of Foreign Affairs under King Kalakaua. In addition, this #1 certificate is primary historical evidence that shares were apparently sold before the existence of stock certificates - likely from a ledger.
The second, # 62 - I/UC*, Issued 04-08-1913 for one share. Issued to the company president, L. S. Aungst. Handwritten and signed by Luther S. Aungst, written on the reverse, "transfer to Mutual Telep. Co. Ltd." No higher issued certificate known.
* Mutual Telephone Company Pairing #270 and #273
The first of the pair is stock certificate #270 (type III), UC*; Issued on 04-19-1909 to "Alexander & Baldwin Trustee" (A & B still in business today) for 9,268 shs or 61.79% of capitalization. C. Atherton and Cecil Brown signatories for the company. Reverse signed by J. Waterhouse for A & B, this historical document is in better than average condition. Uncanceled.
The second, Cert. # 273 (Type IIIa), I/C; Issued 04-19-1909 to "Alexander & Baldwin Ltd." (A & B still in business today) for 2,500 shs or 16.67% of capitalization. C. Atherton and Cecil Brown sign for the company. Endorsed on the reverse by J. Waterhouse (Missionary family background), ink stamped "Canceled"
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*Hawaiian Bell Telephone (I) I/C, Issued 10-04-1883 to Mr. William O. Smith. Certificate # 58 for 33 shares. E. P. Adams and J. F. Brown signed for the company. Date of incorporation handwritten in on this first issue type, limited to just 1,000 shs. Uncanceled. Endorsed (reverse) by Mr. Smith.
William Owen (W.O.) Smith (1848-1929) - son of missionary parents, arriving in Hawaii in 1842. W.O. became a lawyer; sheriff of Kauai (1870-72) and Maui (1872-74); Board of Health (1893-99); W.O. Smith & Co. (stock brokers), President (1884); Oahu College, Trustee (1884). He also served as President of Bishop Trust Co., Ltd., President; Guardian Trust Company, Ltd., Director (1911). Legislative Rep. (1878 & 1884) Noble (1887-89, 1892, 1907-8); Senate President (1909-10). Served as Attorney General (one of 4 executives) in the Provisional Government (1893-94); member of the "Committee of Safety" the actual group that overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Edward Payson (E.P.) Adams (18xx-1895) - Hawaiian Bell Telephone, President (1884); Auctioneer & Merchant by trade; Queens Hospital, Auditor (1884).
Set of Multiple Era Specimens 
C. Brewer and Company, Limited
Charles Brewer (1804 - 1885) descended from a Brahmin Boston family with roots back to the Mayflower. C. Brewer & Co., Ltd. the oldest surviving company in Hawaii, also one of Hawaii's "Big Five", which dominant the economy of Hawaii.
*C. Brewer and Company, Limited – Company founded in 1826. this specimen /printer's proof has the stub folded back with the document extending about 2 extra inches beyond the binding mark. 'Ink purple' borders, $100 stock, multiple vignettes of the company building (still standing today), dock side warehouse, portrait of founder, and another of company’s first president.
*C. Brewer and Company, Limited
*C. Brewer and Company, Limited
*C. Brewer and Company, Limited - Company founded in 1826. I/C, 'Ink purple' borders, $100 stock, multiple vignettes of Hawaii buildings, both portraits of company heads, and ship on the ocean (central). Issued 11-20-1929 to Emma C. Scott. Certificate # A1459 for 625 shs. (Large) signature of E. F. Bishop, company President. Endorsed (reverse) by C. M. Cooke III of Cooke Trust Co. Ltd. Canceled by pin punch, red ink and stamped once, 1935, $2 red document stamp on reverse. Printed by ABN
*City Finance & Mortgage Co. Ltd.
(Type B) - similar as above; #5 for 100 shs (w/legal docs attached
Note: These last certificates have an "H" pin-punched in the certificate. This was done to stocks for the same reason that "Hawaii" was printed on currency - in case the Japanese captured Hawaii in WWII, it could be de-valued so funds could not be turned against the United States / Allies.
*Dental Company of Hawaii, Limited
*Dental Company of Hawaii, Limited
* Hawaii Telephone - "An Hawaiian Corporation"
*Hawaii Telephone - "An Hawaiian Corporation"
*Hawaii Telephone - "An Hawaiian Corporation"
* Hawaiian Bell Telephone (I)
*Hawaiian Bell Telephone (I)
* Hawaiian Bell Telephone (II)
*Hawaiian Bell Telephone (IIa)
*Hawaiian Bell Telephone (II)
*Hawaiian Bell Telephone (II)
* Hawaiian Natural Water Company, Inc.
* Hawaiian Telegraph & Telephone
Hawaiian Telegraph & Telephone
*Hawaiian Telegraph & Telephone
*Hawaiian Telegraph & Telephone
*Hawaiian Telegraph & Telephone
Hilo & Hawaii Telephone & Telegraph
*Honolulu Oil Corporation
*Kona & Kau Railway
Kona=Kau Telephone & Telegraph (I)
Kona=Kau Telephone & Telegraph (I)
Kona=Kau Telephone & Telegraph (Ia)
*Kona=Kau Telephone & Telegraph (I)
*Kona=Kau Telephone & Telegraph (I)
Kona=Kau Telephone & Telegraph (I)
* Kona-Kau Telephone & Telegraph (II)
* Maui Telephone
============= Mutual Telephone Company
There were many varieties of stock certificates for this company. Either by rubber stamping of older ones or completely new engravings.
Type I -Elaborate vignette of nature, palm tree and angler scene. Capitol of $30,000 (07/16/1883)
Type Ia - Same as I, but red rubber stamped Capitol increased to $50,000 (05/20/1884)
Type Ib - Same as I, but red rubber stamped Capitol increased to $100,000 (01/25/1890)
Type II - Border and certificate change. Border is blue, multiple vignettes (two doves with laurels, street view of building) & printer are different. Certificate # is still handwritten.
Type IIa - Certificate # is now pre-printed.
Type IIb - Certificate # is now pre-printed. Red rubber stamped Capitol increased to $250,000 (08/02/1909)
Type III - Similar to type II, but vignettes have changed slightly. Also printed are now 4 different capitalizations, the last one is $150,000 (11/16/1894)
Type IIIa -Same as III, only red rubber stamped Capitol increased to $250,000 (08/02/1909)
*Mutual Telephone (I)
Herman A. Widemann (Judge) (1823-1899) - "Founder" of Hawaii telephony as a business. Hawaiian Bell Telephone, 1st President (1880-83); Mutual Telephone Company, President (1883-1894); Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of King Kamehameha V (1869); Minister of the Interior; Sheriff of Kauai; Member of Legislature (1874, 1882-92);
H.H. Williams (1856-1935) - He was commissioned to represent the Kingdom of Hawaii at the World's Fair of 1888-89. Williams owned the City Furniture Store and was an undertaker & embalmer. A picture of his store (with painted advertisement in 3 languages) can be found in "Hawaii Looking Back", by Mutual Press (2000). Williams also was part of 10 different organizations, including 33rd Mason, and Knight Templar.
* Mutual Telephone (Ib)
*Mutual Telephone (Ib)
* Mutual Telephone (IIa)
Mutual Telephone (II)
*Mutual Telephone (II)
*Mutual Telephone (II)
Mutual Telephone (IIb)
Mutual Telephone (III)
Samuel Mills Damon was a prominent Honolulu banker. James G. Cockburn, a banker, joined Bishop & Co. of Honolulu in 1899. He was made Vice President and Manager of the Bank of Bishop & Co., Ltd., in 1919, and later became Director of the Bishop Trust Co., Ltd. and Bishop Insurance Agency, Ltd.
Mutual Telephone (III)
*The O. K. Pines Company, Limited - I/UC, Issued 07/14/1921 to and signed by F. Norton, company President. Certificate #17 for 1000 shares, company incorp. 06/21/1921. No other known at this time.
*The Union Land Co. Ltd – I/UC, certificate #3 for 500 shs of $10. Issued April 30th, 1902 under in “Honolulu T.H.” (Territory of Hawaii) and 22 days after the date of incorporation. Also an uncancelled Hawaiian Island duty stamp.
President’s signature is Albert Francis Judd (1874–1939). He was founding secretary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks lodge in Honolulu, served as trustee for the endowment of the Kamehameha Schools, trustee of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, and Charles R. Bishop Trust. In 1906, he went to Manila to lobby the Philippine government to allow the first Ilocano laborers to work on sugar plantations in Hawaii. He was elected to the Hawaiian territorial Senate in 1911 and 1913.
SECTION IV - Other items .........................................................................
Hawaiian Postal Cards 
1. UNIQUE - Birth of the Territory of Hawaii
Duplex stamped. "June 13 11PM 1900"; Inscribed. "Honolulu, H. I. June 13th 1900. 1130 p.m. This evening closes these Islands as a Republican Country, formerly a Kingdom, tomorrow the 14th they will be admitted as a Territory of the United States of America, this postal being a last evidences (one of them) of the present Republic, Respectfully..." A unique postal collectible – last moments of an era captured!
2. Picture Postal Card - Molokai Leper Settlement
3. Picture Postal Card - Molokai Leper Settlement
Varies Collectible Maps of Hawaii  ….$ffer
Official US Gov't Map of Honolulu - 1893
Official US Gov’t Map of Honolulu - 1893
Map - Souvenir Map of Honolulu and its Street Car Service
Map - Map & Bus Guide of Honolulu
Hawaii Pearl Invitation + (Reply) Cards (mailed to customers)  ….. $ffer
Pearl Harbor Invitation Card - 1929
Reply Card - Hilo and Hawaii Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Reply Card - American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.
Reply Card - American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.
Reply Card - C. Brewer & Co. Ltd. (Hilo Branch)
Reply Card - Hawaiian Insurance & Guaranty Co. Ltd.
ODDS & THE END  - $ffer
An 1841 Waybill - Tremont Despatch & United States Mail Coach [$150.00]
*Vellum Indenture Conveyance - from 1739
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows
Tonopah, NV. Ice Co. Coupon Booklet (1930's) - Unissued Booklet #314 for 250 lbs. of ice. Average condition.
1901 Illustrated Advertisement - Leaf
Perpetual Care Deed
Ernie Menehune, Hawaii's Sun-tanned Irishman
* this site is still "under construction" as 2012 and subject to change.