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Arizona Mining & Railroad
Two of Arizona's biggest industries have from the earliest years been mining and railroads. Due to the scale of their activities, many items exist that are marked with companies that operated in part or all inclusively within Arizona. These items are very collectible and represent a wide variety of items including tags, key fobs, locks, lanterns, stamping dies, keys, advertising paperweights, signs, license toppers, passes, letterheads and others.
We are always looking for these types of items to add to our collection so please let us know if you have items you wish to discuss or sell.
Arizona Mining Tags
3 R Mines - N. L. Amster owned the 3 R Mines located near Patagonia until 1912 when he sold it for two million dollars.
Arizona Mining Souvenirs
Bisbee souvenir - C & A Shaft mining fob.
Arizona Railroad Locks
Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway lock.
Arizona Railroad Tags
United Verde & Pacific baggage tags.
Arizona Mine Supply Pieces
Mine Supply & Hardware Co. - License topper from the town of Globe. In business from 1941 to 1959.
Sam'l Hill Hardware Co. - Equipment tag from Prescott. business established in 1888 and family run until 1966.
Arizona Mine Supply Co. - Advertising paperweight from Prescott. Ran from 1906 to 1935.
Arizona Eastern Railroad Company - This line serviced the mines near Globe.
Arizona Railroad Lanterns
Copper Queen Mine - Made specifically for the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee utilizing a Little Giant style lantern. The story is the mine owner was having difficulty getting his miners to convert from candlesticks to the newer carbide, so he had these made and gave them to his employees to use.
Arizona Mining Lanterns
Arizona Railroad Ticket Validator Dies
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad - Operating the rail route through northern Arizona, this stamp die was used at the Winslow station.
Tarr & McComb, Inc. - This business supplied mining equipment and many other necessities to Kingman & Chloride to be used throughout the numerous mines in Mohave County.
Copper Queen Store - Another piece related to the Copper Queen Mine from their company store locations. A trade card from Bisbee, Douglas & Naco.
El Paso & Southwestern Railroad - Personal watch fob of E. C. Prichard who served in Bisbee as the Assistant Ticket Clerk in 1912 & Chief Clerk of the Freight Office by 1916.
Detroit Copper Co. - Souvenir match safe from the company store located in Morenci.
United Verde Extension Mining Co. - Assistant Chief fireman's badge. The badge has been altered removing the assistant abbreviation possibly indicating a promotion. This was used in the mining town of Jerome.
United Verde & Pacific Railway - A very rare baggage tag used on the route from Jerome to Jerome Junction where the line connected to the Santa Fe line. 
Miami Transfer Co. - Hat badge from a shipping business started in 1912 in the mining town of Miami.
Rodriguez Transfer Co. - Another transfer company hat badge from the early 1900's. Located in the town of Prescott.
A nice lavender Grand Canyon insulator that came out of a collection in Winslow, Arizona. These were used along the railroad line from Williams to the Grand Canyon.
New Cornelia Copper Co. - Mining tag from the town of Ajo. This company was reorganized in 1909 and bought out by the Phelps Dodge Corporation in 1931.
Arizona & Michigan Development Co. - Rare mining tag from the ghost town of Johnson, Arizona.  In business in the early 1900's.
United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co. - Mining tag from the Goldroad Mine in Mojave County. This company operated the mine in the late 1910's and early 1920's.