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ASPEN, COLORADO

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THE FOLLOWING IS REPRESENTATIVE OF A HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT ASPEN, COLORADO BOOK, MAP, AND STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION BEING OFFERED by Mt. Gothic Tomes and Reliquary.  PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT SPECIFICS CONCERNING THIS IMPORTANT COLLECTION.  Each historical mining stock certificate is accompanied by researched Aspen history with details of significance, signatures, and references.

 

DAVID M. HYMAN

David M. Hyman was one of the first investors in the Roaring Fork region, as well as one of the original owners of the Aspen town site.  Several of his initial mining claim purchases were the Smuggler and Durant, both of which became some of the most significant silver producers in the Aspen Silver Mining District.  Hyman, from Cincinnati , Ohio , walked into the Roaring Fork Valley from Cottonwood Pass and Taylor Park in 1880.  He began mining in the early 1880s and continued his operations through 1917.  Without question, David M. Hyman was one of the most important personalities in Aspen 's mining history.

 In the summer of 1880, Hyman was in the heavily wooded Roaring Fork Valley inspecting the silver mining claims his representatives, Charles Hallam and B. Clark Wheeler, purchased with his credit.  From that time until 1917, David Hyman was one of the most influential, and most devoted and hard-working, personalities to enter the Aspen mining.  This original Aspen mining certificate, The Bi-Metallic Mining and Milling Company, was signed by David M. Hyman as vice-president in 1892. 

 

Hyman had not planned to get involved with mining in the American West.  His first inclination was to go into business, and that he did with the assistance of his uncles.  But, after a few years of running a mercantile in the South, Hyman decided to attend law school.  After attaining a law degree, he established a practice in Cincinnati , Ohio , where he enjoyed early success.  When opportunity to invest was presented to him, he decided to take it, believing he could risk $5,000.00.  Little did David Hyman realize that that one act would lead him into a productive entrepreneurial career in mining and smelting.

             David Hyman soon had to employ his law background as his Durant claim was negatively impacted by the mining that took place on the nearby Aspen claim, both on Aspen ( Ajax ) Mountain, south and contiguous to the Aspen townsite.  Hyman initiated an apex suit against the owners of the Aspen claim, and soon the makings of one of the most important court battles in Colorado mining history began.  Hymanís ultimate victory opened the eyes of such mining men as A.E. Reynolds, Jerome B. Wheeler, David Moffat, James J. Hagerman, and the Guggenheims.

David M. Hymanís memoirs are the story of entrepreneurialism in the American mining west.  His name is remains charismatic and influential in Aspen and Colorado mining history.

Original Aspen mining stock certificate: THE BI-METALLIC MINING AND MILLING COMPANY.  Issued December 30, 1892, uncancelled.  Mines in Aspen, Pitkin County, Colorado.  Signed by David M. Hyman as vice president.  Also signed by Percy Hagerman, son of James J. Hagerman, as secretary.  Condition of certificate: very good with some light staining.

 

This offering includes the above-detailed original Aspen mining stock certificate as well as the privately published memoirs.  THE ROMANCE OF A MINING VENTURE, By David M. Hyman.  The Larchmont Press, Cincinnati, 1981.  Memoirs of David M. Hyman's days in early Aspen, Colorado.  1 of 200 copies, published privately by the family of David M. Hyman.  99 pages with family tree.  Original binding in near fine condition.

 

 

GEOLOGY OF THE ASPEN MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO, WITH ATLAS, 1898

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BY JOSIAH EDWARD SPURR.  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898.  Monograph XXXI, original brown cloth binding with gold print on spine.  Complete with all illustrations, 260 pages, indexed, plus advertisements.  Very good plus condition: interior near fine; exterior binding strong, but rubbed in places.

Atlas is in its original brown cloth, hardcover binding, complete with title page and all 30 sheets; 27 of which are geological maps.  Color lithography by Julius Bien & Co.  Condition: near fine.

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Price for 1898 monograph and atlas: SOLD

 

THE ASPEN FAVORITE MINING AND MILLING COMPANY, 1894

Issued September 4, 1894, uncancelled.  Signed by Edgar Stallard as secretary.  Printed on certificate, "Pitkin, Co. Colorado."  Corporate seal affixed in Aspen, Colorado.  Condition: very good plus; several folds.

 

 

THE CAVERHILL CONSOLIDATED MINING AND MILLING COMPANY, 1896

Issued March 24, 1896, uncancelled.  Signed by J.D. Hooper, a past mayor of the City of Aspen who had made a fortune silver mining.

Condition: very good; several folds.  In 1884, Hooper and two friends leased the Aspen Mine, near David Hyman's Durant property, and at the 200-foot level struck a valuable vein.  Before the lease expired, Hooper extracted around $600,000 in silver ore. 

 

 

THE LITTLE RULE MINING COMPANY, 1892

Issued January 18, 1892, uncancelled.  Printed on certificate, "Mines at Aspen, Colorado."  Incorporated in Colorado.  Condition: near fine.

 

 

ARGENTUM - JUNIATA MINING COMPANY, 1899

Issued October 26, 1899, uncancelled.  Printed on certificate, "Location of Mine: Aspen, Colorado."  One of Aspen's productive silver mines.  American Bank Note Co. printing, New York.  Condition: near fine.

 

 

THE MOLLIE GIBSON CONSOLIDATED MINING AND MILLING COMPANY, 1897

Issued July 17, 1897, uncancelled.  Signed by Richard Bolles as vice president (Bolles was president of the Colorado Springs Mining Stock Exchange).  American Bank Note Co., New York.  Condition: near fine; two light folds.  This certificate represents Aspen's most productive silver mine; and, the most significant silver mine in all of Colorado.

 

 

THE NEW ASPEN SILVER MINES, LIMITED

Issued October 8, 1897, uncancelled.  British issue on an Aspen, Colorado silver mining company.  Oversized share certificate, several folds, very good plus condition.

 

 

THE SOPRIS MINING AND MILLING COMPANY

Issued July 16, 1892, uncancelled.  Signed by H. Collbran, one of the directors of the Colorado Midland Railroad.  Embossed in corporate seal: "Pitkin County, Colorado."  Pioneer Litho Co., Denver, Colorado.  Incorporated in Colorado June 6, 1892.

 

 

THE FARWELL CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY

Issued June 15, 1881, uncancelled.  Silver and gold mining property in Independence Gulch, at Sparkill, in the Independence District, Pitkin County, Colorado.  Condition: very good plus. 

 

 

 

THE PARK TUNNEL MINING AND MILLING COMPANY

Issued September 18, 1920, cancelled.  Embossed in corporate seal: "Aspen, Colorado."  Incorporated in Colorado.  Issued to Robert Shaw and signed by Shaw.  Condition: several folds; very good plus.

 

 

 

THE SHEEP MOUNTAIN TUNNEL AND MINING COMPANY

Issued May 25, 1895, uncancelled.  Corporate seal affixed in Aspen, Colorado.  This Company built and operated the famous Crystal Mill, at Crystal, Gunnison County, Colorado.  Condition: near fine; usual two folds.

 

 

 

HENRY BECK whiskey jug.  Aspen, Colorado

One-half gallon whiskey jug.  Near fine condition. No cracks, or repairs; one small abrasion on bottom, barely noticeable.

Henry Beck, 535 E. Cooper Avenue, Aspen, Colorado, 1896-1904

Henry Beck was the proprietor of the Aspen Bottling Works, 1904-1912.  Dimensions of jug: approximately 8 inches tall; 5/3/4 inches in diameter; half-gallon size.

 

THE ASPEN CONTACT MINING COMPANY, 1893

Issued January 27, 1893, uncancelled.  Incorporated in 1889.  Signed by David M. Hyman as vice president; Percy Hagerman as secretary.

American Bank Note Co. printing, New York.  Important Aspen silver producer.  Condition: very good plus to near fine; two folds; several tiny chips out of margins.

 

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WE BUY COLLECTIONS LARGE AND SMALL!

We are always interested in purchasing large or small collections, from countless to single items.  We purchase Western Americana -- books, documents, maps, photographs, ledgers, journals, annual reports, manuscript material, memorabilia, etc.  We also purchase first edition literature, especially books or manuscripts that are signed/inscribed and dust-jacketed, such F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Ben Hecht, Eugene O'Neill, James Joyce, etc.  And, we are interested in science books, such as those by Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Paul Dirac, Linus Pauling, Steven Weinberg, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schroedinger, Niels Bohr, Ernest Rutherford. Max Planck, Ernrico Fermi, Robert Oppenheimer, etc.

"... But never again as during that all too short period when he and I were one person, when the fulfilled future and the wistful past were mingled in a single gorgeous moment -- when life was literally a dream...."  F. Scott Fitzgerald, from 'Early Success,' The Crack Up, October 1937

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