Dating old postcards
During the 1800’s, Americans were fascinated by gangs and their members such as the James Gang, Billy the Kid’s Gang, the Doolin-Dalton Gang, the Wild Bunch and dozens of others that ruled the Wild West.Though the history of these Old West gangs is often romanticized, it should not be forgotten that they were in fact, nothing more than thugs.Outlaw gangs go as far back in history as the beginning of man, with the word “thug” (Thugz) dating to 1200 A. when gangs in India were pillaging many of the country’s towns.
Here are some dealers, publications, and organizations that might be useful: America West Archives - Buying and selling old historical documents, letters and letterheads, photographs, checks, stock certificates and bonds, autographs, maps, prints, billheads, photo postcards and other forms of paper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.The Financial Post 333 King Street East Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4N2.Financial Post Predecessor & Defunct - Basic Search Financial Post Predecessor & Defunct - Advanced Search 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."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 if your company is out of business, your certificate may be collectable.Outlaw Gang List: Alvord-Stiles Gang (1899) – Led by two ex-lawmen, Burton Alvord and Billy Stiles, this gang of train robbers operated in Arizona Territory at the turn of the century.Some of the members of the gang were were Bravo Juan Yoas, brothers, George and Louis Owens, “Three Fingered Jack” Dunlap, and Bob Brown.If the corporation is still active, a record of the current corporate headquarters address can be obtained.