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Goldfield May Queen Mining Company Stock Certificate: Wingfield Collection

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Goldfield May Queen Mining Company Stock Certificate: Wingfield Collection
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Number 641 for 1000 shares to John N Ward in 1905. Signed by secretary Luko and president Wingfield. Three mining vignettes. One hole where the seal was applied, pin holes. Nice condition. Formally organized in May 1904 by George Wingfield and George Nixon, the Goldfield May Queen Mining Company consisted of several mill sites throughout Goldfield. Through this company, Wingfield and Nixon were able to expand mining operations in the newly formed Goldfield Mining District. These proved crucial once mining operations were expanded in the new district. [George Wingfield: Owner and Operator of Nevada" by Raymond]

King George was Nevada's Political and Financial boss in the early 1900's. If you wanted to run for office, you needed his blessing. If you were a friend and in trouble, he was known to make troubles disappear.

"Wingfield was one of the state’s most powerful economic and political figures during the period from 1909 to 1932. He rose from faro dealer to the position of richest man in Nevada in less than five years. While living in the central Nevada town of Goldfield, Wingfield and his partner, George Nixon, established the Goldfield Consolidating Mining Company, which ultimately produced more than $50 million worth of ore. In 1906, the partners established the Nixon National Bank of Reno (later renamed the Reno National Bank), and in 1908, Wingfield moved to Reno, where he became active in politics, banking, ranching, and hotel-keeping. He was influential in developing Reno’s gambling and divorce-related tourism industries." [renohistorical.org]

(This is the best batch of Wingfield stock certificates we have ever offered for sale at one time. They are not the common stocks, but rare Wingfield endeavors. Bennett Collection)

State: Nevada City: Goldfield Date: 1905 HWAC# 60202