This is a Very Good+ Condition Single Ultra Rare (I don’t see any of these outside of museums and University documents holdings) Comstock Lode area Consolidated California & Virginia Mining Co 1905 Check Signed by James McGinty, a historic figure in the history of the Comstock Lode. If you have a preference, let me know, or I will give you a randomly selected check. Here is a brief history of the Comstock Lode and the Virginia and California Mining Companies. The Consolidated Virginia Mining Company (Con Virginia) in Virginia City, Nevada, was once the richest source of ore in the Comstock Lode. Mine operation records including reports, assay reports, ore and bullion statements, mill records, annual reports, bylaws, equipment specification books, legal records, resolutions, and account registers. Also included are records of the adjacent California Mining Company, the Consolidated California and Virginia Mining Company, and the C & C Shaft (Consolidated and California) which was jointly operated by the Con Virginia and California mining companies. Its original locations were discovered by Sides, Murphy, White, and Kinney in 1863. Their claims, the California, and Central #1 and #2, were consolidated into the Con Virginia in 1868. Flood, and William S. The California Mining Company was formed in January 1874 by the Con Virginia out of the northern 600′ of the company’s ground in order to speed up exploration. Their gamble paid off with the discovery of the Big Bonanza. The owners of the Con Virginia used their profits to dominate the Comstock. They established a milling monopoly with the Pacific Mill and Mining Company; organized the Nevada Bank of San Francisco to assure financing; controlled water resources with the Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company; and formed the Pacific Wood, Lumber, and Fluming Company to ensure adequate wood supplies. These acquisitions gave the owners control of the whole mining process, excluding transportation via the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. O’Brien died in 1878, Fair withdrew in 1881, and Flood died in 1889. In 1895 it became part of the Brunswick Exploration Company. International First Class is the least expensive, but also is the least dependable. In contrast, I have been able to insure First Class Parcels to both Argentina and Switzerland. I do not personally insure anything. Add a map to your own listings.