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I am often asked about old mining companies and their stock certificates.
I have been interested in scripophily for many years, and have compiled this information page.
Unfortunately, I do not have any additional reference material, so I am unable to
look up specific shares for you
, but I hope this page helps in your search.

In order to trace an obsolete security, you need the EXACT name of the company,
the date issued, and the state/province of incorporation (all found on the stock certificate).
With this information you can look up the security in several reference books, contact
the transfer agent, contact the state/province where it was incorporated, etc..

Your objective is to determine if the shares can be redeemed in another existing firm,
if there was a liquidation distribution, or if the shares are worthless.
Even though most shares turn out to be worthless, they still might have a collector value.

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Hugo van der Molen's Scripophily
Intl. Bond and Share Society
Mt. Gothic Tomes
Nonvaleur Shop
Old Stock Yard
OldCompany.com
Vern Potter Currency & Collectibles
Scripophily Trader
Scripophily.com
Stock Search International
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Reference Books
Capital Changes - Alphabetical listing of companies with a chronology of events
Directory of Obsolete Securities (Published annually) by Financial Information Incorporated
Robert D. Fisher Manual of Valuable and Worthless Securities, Published since 1926
Volume:Year 1:1926, 2:1928, 3:1930, 4:1934, 5/6:1937/38 (combined), 7:1940 (Includes Mining I), 8:1941 (Includes Mining II), 9:1942, 10:1944/45, 11:1946, 12:1957, 13:1971, 14:1975, 15:1984
Scripophily.com Acquires Old Stock & Bond Research Archives from Herzog & Co., Inc.
The Questioned Stock Manual
A Guide to Determining the True Worth of Old and Collectible Securities
Albert F, Gargiulo and Rocco Carlucci, McGraw-Hill, 1970.
"Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies"
The Financial Post 333 King Street East Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4N2.
Published annually. Almost 20,400 publicly-traded companies no longer in existence, dating back over 71 years Information provided includes: names changes, mergers, takeovers, and acquisitions. Also publishes: "Survey of Industrials" and "Survey of Mines and Energy Resources"
"Mines Handbook". (published annually) by The Northern Miner Press

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US - State Resources
With the state and date of incorporation information from the stock certificate, one can contact the "division of corporations", usually found under the "Secretary of State" responsibilities.

The objective is to determine the status of the corporate charter. One can find out if it has been cancelled, along with a reason. If the corporation is still active, a record of the current corporate headquarters address can be obtained.

In the last few years almost all states have placed FREE SEARCH tools on their sites.
I am most impressed by their efforts - keep up the great job !!
Alabama Secretary of State Corporation Inquiry System
Alaska Corporations Corporation Query
Arizona Corporation Commission Corporate Lookup Phone Numbers
Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
Arkansas Secretary of State Online Search
California Department of Corporations Business Search
Colorado Secetary of State Records Search Old Stock Certificates
Connecticut Secretary of State Commercial Recording Division
Delaware Division of Corporations
Florida Division of Corporations Searchable Database
Georgia Securities and Regulatory Division Search Corporate Database
Hawaii
Idaho Corporate Division Business Entity Search
Illinois Securities Department Business Services
Indiana Secretary of State Corporations Search
Iowa Corporation Search
Kansas Secretary of State
Kentucky Secretary of State
Louisiana Secretary of State Search
Maine Secretary of State Interactive Search
Maryland Securities Division
Massachusetts Secretary of State Search
Michigan Corporation Division Search
Minnesota Secretary of State
Mississippi Secretary of State
Missouri Secretary of State Search
Montana Secretary of State Business Entity Search
Nebraska Secretary of State
Nevada Secretary of State Search
Mining Stock Certificates from State of Nevada, Commission on Mineral Resources
Mining Stock Certificates - from DeLaMare Library, University of Nevada, Reno.
New Hampshire Secretary of State
New Jersey Bureau of Securities
New Mexico SOS Corporation Inquiry Form
New York Search
North Carolina Securities Division Corporation Names Directory
North Dakota Secretary of State Search
Ohio Secretary of State
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division Search
Pennsylvania Department of State Corporations
Rhode Island Search
South Carolina Secretary of State Search
South Dakota Secretary of State
Tennessee Secretary of State Business Services Search
Texas State Secretary of State
Utah Department of Corporations Search
Vermont Corporations Database Search
Virginia State Corporation Commission
Washington Securities Division SOS Corporations Search
Old Stock Certificates from Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
West Virginia Secretary of State Search
Wisconsin Corporations
Wyoming Corporations Database
Federal Resources
Securities and Exchange Commission - The objective is to find out if trading in the security has been suspended, and the reason. If the security is still active, you request current information and recent filings.
The SEC also has a good collection of Online Publications for Investors.

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Canadian Resources
Alberta Corporate Registry
British Columbia Corporate Registry
Manitoba Companies Office
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia Registrar of Joint Stock Companies Database Search
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Ontario Business
Prince Edward Island Corporations
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon Territories 403-667-5442

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Search Firms
Don G Levy and Associates - Forensic and Investigative Accounting Firm which operatesa speciality service researching and valuing old Canadian Stocks and Bonds.
oldcompany.com
OldCompany.com - Old Company Stock Research Service is the successor to the archives, publishing rights and copyrights on obsolete research reference material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and the Herzog amp; Co., Inc. obsolete research services, which have been performed continuously since 1880.
OldStockResearch.com - Stock and bond certificate research service.Tracing and researching old obsolete and obscure uncancelled stock certificates and bonds to determine if the companies are still in business and what the current value of the certificates might be
Address: P.O. Box 100 Cedar City, Utah 84721 Phone:435-586-9497
Spink - Established for the purpose of providing the financial community, and private individuals, with accurate information concerning obsolete securities and banknotes.
Stock Cert Expert - Provides research on old stock certificates. Wonder if your old stock certificates have any value? Find out what they are worth! We track back your certificates for the lowest fee on the internet!"
Stock Search, 4936 Younge Street, Suite 231. North York, Ontario Phone: 416-222-0828
Stock Search International - This company has been helping investors establish the value of old stocks and bonds since 1969, and their efforts allow people to recover lost funds from unlisted securities thought to be "worthless". You can consult their extensive online database of companies no longer listed or initiate a financial investigation at www.stocksearchintl.com

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Scripophily Dealers and Organizations
Even if your company is out of business, your certificate may be collectable.
Historical automobile, mining, and railroad shares are often most valuable.
Here are some dealers, publications, and organizations that might be useful:
ATS Notes - Bond and Share Certificates
Adam Historical Shares - Berlin, Germany.
Aktiesamlaren and Strandbergs Mynthandel AB - Historical Bonds and Shares
Alaska Rare Coins 551-B Second Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701
akcoins@mosquitonet.com - Author of book: Alaska and Yukon Stocks and Bonds.
American Vignettes (Bob Kluge) P.O. Box 155 Roselle Park, NJ 07204 908-241-4209
bkluge@webtv.net WHACO! Dealer Member
America West Archives - Buying and selling old historical documents, letters and letterheads, photographs, checks, stock certificates and bonds, autographs, maps, prints, billheads, photo postcards and other forms of paper americana, western memorabilia and ephemera with an emphasis on the "old west" period.
Americana Enterprises P.O. Box 7126 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 719-634-0268 eBay Store
Antiquariat Schoene Aktien - Historische Aktien und Wertpapiere aus aller Welt (German site)
Antiquary Partnership - Mail-order based firm in Southern England
Antique Stock and Bond Investments (Bruce Heiner) P.O. Box 421 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Phone: 410-584-7090 Heineroldstock@comcast.net
Antique Stocks and Bonds - Exclusively offering historical stocks, bonds and financial documents since 1980
Antique Stocks and Bonds - Over 1000 Different Railroad Stocks and Bonds
Archives International P.O. Box 2429 New York, NY 10021 Phone: 712-541-9500 Email: archint98@msn.com
Atlantic Trading Company - Specializing in Antique paper, from the 15th Century to the Mid 20th Century.
Belgian Association for Scripophily - Non-profit association for collectors of old bonds and shares. Large database and has auctions.
Benecke and Rehse - Auctions
Die Bücher-Berg - Historical securities from Martina Berg
Bill's Hobby Emporium eBay Store - Railroad focus
Blue Chip Securities (Jim Milford) P.O. Box 20188 San Jose, CA 95160
Boone Scripophily - Auctions
BullMarketGifts.com - Specializes in unique, vintage, and one-of-a-kind gifts of Wall Street memorabilia and framed stock certificates.
CSA Bonds.com - Buyer and seller of Confederate bonds.
Canadian Bond and Share Society 110 Yonge St, Suite 1601 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Phone: 416-366-2931
Centennial Documents PO Box 5262 Clinton, NJ 08809 Phone: 908-730-6009
certificatecollector.com
Certificate Collector - Personal collection (not-for-sale) of antique stock and bond certificates. Mining Shares
Champion Stamp -
Darren Cioffi P.O. Box 393 Newark, DE
Cohasco - Document Preservation Center
Collectable Shares of Finland - A list of all known different Finnish collectable share certificates in the hands of collectors and dealers.
oldstocks.com
Collectible Stocks and Bonds "Old and obsolete certificates from your favorite companies"
Coxrail.com - Dedicated to collecting and disseminating information about collectible railroad stocks and bonds
D&D Scripophily PO Box 580063 Flushing, NY 11358
Phone: 718-358-3447 Tollfree: 800-941-0098
Daly's Mining Shop is now Old West History Store
H.J.W. Daugherty - Auctions that feature some stocks and bond lots.
denverstockexchange.com
Denver Stock Exchange - Dealer in historical, antique and collectable stock certificates and ephemera, specializing in Colorado mining certificates
ebay - Scripophily Category
Ehnis Online -
www.eOldStocks - Buying and Selling Old Stocks and Bonds Certificates
Lawrence Falater POB 81 Allen, MI 49227 Phone: 517-869-2541 Tollfree: 888-FALATER
Author of American Automobile Stock Certificates.
Frank's Scripophily BlogSpot - Discuss different aspects of collecting antique stocks and bonds for beginners and advanced collectors. collecting for almost 25 years and writer of articles in the magazine of the International Bond & Share Society.
Friehs - Historic Papers
Frost and Robinson P.O. Box 814 Richboro, PA 18954 215-357-6820 fandr@voicenet.com
GKR Bonds - Stocks and Bonds, Old Maps, and Books.
Galerie Numistoria - Over 2000 Bonds and Shares Pictures
Gamla Aktiebrev Old share certificates (Finland)
Stepan Gasche - Historic paper
Globe Treasures - Antique paper (stocks and bonds)
Go Antiques - Scripophily page
GoldRushPaper.com - Mark Baker Enterprises We specialize in buying and selling all forms of rare and collectable paper including photographs, documents, ephemera, stamp collections, postal history, post cards, books, california lithography and paintings.
Gutowski - Auktionen Historischer Wertpapiere
HWP Sammler - Historic paper
HWPH Historisches Wertpapierhaus AG - Ihr Spezialist für Historische Wertpapiere und Finanzgeschichte
Joachim Hahn -
John Heleva PO Box 375 Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Historic Papers Friehs - Historic Shares and Bonds, Historic Papers and Documents
Historische Wertpapiere - Historic Papers
pentenrieder.com
Historische Wertpapiere Pentenrieder - Historical shares and bonds of the USA and all around the world
Historic Stock Market - Discover the fascinating world of historic stock and bond certificates.
Historisches Portfolio - Historical securities and current shares
Holabird Associates - Specializes in Western Americana auctions and fixed price sales featuring stocks certificates, documents, photographs and more dating from c1850 to c1950.
Clinton Hollins - Stock certificates and bonds
Richard Hoober PO Box 3116 Key Largo, FL 33037
molen scripophily
Hugo van der Molen's Scripophily - Extensive listing of Dutch, Canadian, USA, and other stocks worldwide for sale.
Heinz Husi - Historical securities
International Bond and Share Society - Founded in 1978 for the encouragement of Scripophily.
Investment Research Institute - Buying, selling, trading and researching old and antique stock and bond certificates since 1981
Eric Jackson Revenue Stamps - Features early stocks and bond material.
Karlheinz Kron Historic Papers - Shares, Bonds and Option certificates from around the world
www.kingpapers.de - Historical securities
Malcolm Kurin PO Box 9537 Wilmington, DE 19809 888-387-5787 Emkayco@aol.com
LaBarre Galleries - The largest inventory of collectible stocks and bonds in the world.
Lamassu - Historical Stocks and Bonds.
Miracles (Howard Aaronson) P.O. Box 156 211 Wenonah Ave. Mantua, NJ 08051 Phone:609-468-2674 WHACO! Dealer Member
Mt. Gothic Tomes - Dealers in rare books and Western Americana: old maps; antique photographs; historical documents; scripophily (stock certificates); historical artifacts; and other relics from the American West
Museum of American Financial History - Chronicling the History of America's Capital Markets
Nonvaleur Shop - Stocks and bonds from Germany and other countries. Special: Certificates from Danzig / Gdansk.
Norrico - Better stocks and bonds in all categories, including mining and telegraph
Frank Hammelbacher PO Box 660077 Flushing, NY 11366-0077
Phone: 718-380-4009 Fax: 718-380-9793
Norsk Selskap for Scripofili -
Numistoria - Online scripophily gallery
Old Bonds and Shares - Information for Collectors of Old Bonds and Shares
Old West History Store - Authentic Early Western Mining Stock Certificates
OldStockYard.com
Old Stock Yard - Fantastic selection of stock and bond certificates in many different categories such as railroads, automobiles, mining, finance, and government
Oregon Paper Money Exchange - Buying and selling a variety of scrip, stocks & bonds, since 1983.
osakekirja.fi - Largest collection of finnish share certificates.
Paper Americana PO Box 6706 St. Louis, MO 63144 Phone: 314-968-1647
Historische Wertpapiere Pentenrieder - Historical shares and bonds of the USA and all around the world
Portafoglio Storico - Italian dealer in antique stocks and bonds
Vern Potter
Vern Potter Currency & Collectibles PO Box 10040 Torrance, CA 90505 Phone: 310-326-0406
Featuring U.S. Paper Money, Railroad & Western Mining Stocks & Bonds, Western Postal & Express History, and Western Americana.
Johannes Pottrick - Historische Wertpapiere
Ken Prag PO Box 14817-BR San Francisco, CA 94114 Phone: 415-586-9386
K. Clifford Priest P.O. Box 5114 Elgin, IL 60121 Phone: 847-697-3156 cpriest1@ix.netcom.com
Professional Scripophily Traders Association - An Association of Scripophily Dealers Committed to Quality and Customer Service
Raab-Verlag - Auction house
Rails Remembered PO Box 464 Rosemead, CA 91770
Herbert D. Rice 3883 Turtle Creek Blvd. #2317 Dallas, TX 75219
Rodrigo Shares - Worldwide collectors and traders of collectable stocks and bonds
Ron's Currency, Stocks and Bonds - Reference material and images related to U.S. Currency, Stocks and Bonds for all those interested in the hobbies of Syngraphy and Scripophily.
Bob Schell 6804 Jeremiah Court Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-250-4866 RSSCHELL@msn.com
William Sapara 10855 Limeridge Road Hiram, OH 44234
scripophily.com
Scripophily.com - Listing of certificates for sale. eBay Store
Scripophily Corner - Antique stocks and bonds.
Scripophily Emporium - Antique stock and bond certificates for collectors and investors
Scripophily Trader
Scripophily Trader - (Tom Lareau) Selling old stocks and bonds online and at antique shows since 1998.
scripophily.fi - Welcome to the exciting world of Finnish scripophily!
scripovest.com
Scripovest AG - One of the largest retail dealers for old stocks and bonds worldwide.
Sellitstore Obsolete Currency and Railroad Stocks - We offer a large selection of U.S. Obsolete notes and scrip and Railraod stocks at discounted quantity prices, from the Archives of the Penn Central Company.
The Share Gallery - Suppliers of framed, historical stock and share certificates
Wilfried Sietz - Historische Wertpapiere
specialStocks.com - The old stocks and bonds shopping world
Spinks Smythe - Antique Stocks and Bonds
Stock Search International Scripophily Gallery - Featuring a varied selection of collectible stock and bond certificates.
Stocklobster - Antique stock and bond certificates.
David Strebe Paper Collectibles P.O. Box 1055 Laurel, MD 20725
Take Stock - Collectible Stocks and Bonds!
Tom's Vignettes - Antique Stocks/Bonds - Reasonable Prices, many items under $20
Treasured Stocks - Enthusiasts learning center for the history of stocks, as well as a place to view and purchase timeless pieces of art.
Tschoepe Auktionhaus - German scripophily dealers and auctioneers.
VieilleFrance Web Certicate Collectibles - Old certificate specialist of Mining and every old certificate and scripophily
WHACO Washington Historical Autograph and Certificate Organization is a service organization for collectors of historic autographs, stocks, bonds, certificates and Scripophily related items. Features a Dealers Guide
Western Mountain Stamp and Coin - Some nice scanned pictures of Stock Certificates, for sale.
Manfred Weywoda - Austrian site.
Scott Winslow Associates - Historical and Collectable - Documents, Autographs and Currency Obsolete Stocks, Bonds, Manuscripts, Cigar Label Art.
Sam Withers P.O. Box 19916 St. Louis, MO 63144 314-968-1647 samwithers@aol.com
Yesterday's Paper 2 Terrill Drive Califon, NJ 07830 Ydayspaper@aol.com -

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Other Resources
Here are a few sites that also have pages on obsolete shares
Arizona State University - Obsolete Stock Research
Boston Public Library - Tracing Old Stocks at Kirstein Business Branch.
University of California Berkeley - Thomas J. Long Business & Economics Library
CBC News - Article on Researching old stock and bond certificates
Library of Congress - Guide to Business History Resources; Obsolete Securities
University of Delaware Library - How to Find Information on a Company Incorporated in Delaware
Enoch Pratt Free Library - What to Do with an Old Stock Certificate
Internet Public Library - Old Stock Certificates
Investment FAQ - Researching the Value of Old Certificates
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Financial Services Information Sources: Obsolete Stock
University Of Minnesota - Company History
New York Public Library - Obsolete Stock
University of Nevada, Reno - DeLaMare Library - MINING STOCK CERTIFICATES AND HISTORIC MINES
Securities and Exchange Commission - Stock and Bond Certificates, Old
Spokane Public Library - Finding Stock Quotes and Researching Old Stocks, with excellent section on Spokane Stock Exchange (1897-1991)
University of Washington - Foster Business Library - Old Stock Certificates: Selected Information Sources


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