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A Cincinnati Railway Tunnel Company Stock Certificate Issued To And Signed On Verso By John C. Fremont

 FREMONT, JOHN C.
1872, Cincinnati. Certificate for 100 preferred shares issued to JOHN FREMONT and signed by him on the verso. Fremont (1813-1890) was an explorer and a Civil War Union general. He was the Republican Party’s first candidate and at the beginning of the Civil War, he commanded the Union Army's Western Department. His ill-advised proclamation confiscating the property of rebelling Missourians and emancipating their slaves soon caused his resignation. After the war, Fremont became interested in Western railroads but, after a series of disastrous ventures, lost both his fortune and reputation. Black on white paper. Top center engraved vignette of Cincinnati and left side vignette of a young woman. A small edge chip at bottom center and slight loss of paper at upper left corner. Uncancelled and in very fine condition.
Catalog: # SB-5592
State: Ohio
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $450.00

A Cleveland And Marietta Railway Company Issued To And Signed By Charles Lanier

 LANIER, CHARLES
1887, Ohio. Stock certificate for 100 shares of the Cleveland and Marietta Railway Company. Brown/Black. Engraved vignette of a steam locomotive. Issued to and signed on verso "in trust for A.C. Lanier by CHARLES LANIER (b. 1837). Capitalist. Lanier inherited his interest in the banking house of Winslow, Lanier & Co. from his father, J. F. D. Lanier. He served as a director of numerous railroads, Western Union Telegraph and many other companies. "One of the most capable bankers and businessmen . ." in New York. Punch cancelled and fine.
Catalog: # AM-0565
State: Ohio
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $165.00

A Colorful Greek Bond For The American Film Company

1923, Maioy. Exceptionally colorful bond depicting a stage with curtains, allegorical figures and designs. Attached adhesive revenue stamps. Superb for display. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # SB-3142
Country: Greece
Topic: Entertainment
Price: $225.00

A Fine Association Of Junius And J. Pierpont Morgan Signing A Security

 MORGAN, JUNIUS SPENCER
Issued to J.S. Morgan & Co. London, Eng. First Preferred Stock Black. #A423 Both JP Morgan and JS Morgan sign for their brokerage firms on the same certificate. Signed on verso by J.S. Morgan and on front by J. Pierpont Morgan (signed as Drexel, Morgan and Co. in his hand) at left as Transfer Agent. Hole punch cancelled with J. Pierpont’s signature affected by one punch
Catalog: # SB-4155
State: Missouri
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
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A Fine Association Of Russell Sage And Jay Gould Signing On The Same Stock Certificate

1880, Texas. Stock certificate for 100 shares. Green/Black. Engraved vignette of cattle at watering hole. Issued to and signed on verso by RUSSEL SAGE RUSSELL SAGE (1816 - 1906). Banker; financier; congressman. As the originator of "put and call options", Sage greatly changed the way speculators played the stock market. Among America's most powerful and wealthy bankers, he financed Jay Gould and made a vast fortune on the latter's stock manipulations. "Sage was one of the shrewdest and most conservative of all great financiers." (DAB) At one time he is said to have had $27,000,000 out on call loans. At the time of his death he left a fortune worth an estimated $70,000,000. Also Signed as president by JAY GOULD (1836 - 1892); Railroad magnate; Financier; Stock market manipulator. Gould began his rise by gaining control of a small Vermont railroad in 1860 at the age of 24. Over the next 10-15 years he made a fortune by buying and selling railroads and manipulating their stock. His most famous railroad battle came in the late 1860's when, along with Jim Fisk and Daniel Drew, he struggled for control of the Erie Railroad against "Commodore" Vanderbilt. Gould went on to become "the most hated man in America" when his attempt to corner the gold market caused a panic termed "Black Friday" in September 1869. Turning towards western railroads in the 1870's, he came to own or control numerous roads, including the Union Pacific and Kansas Pacific. It is estimated that he controlled about 10% of the railroad track in the U.S. by 1880. He went on to gain control of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the New York elevated railroad. At his death, his fortune was estimated to be $72 million. Very light browning along top edge. A couple of small, light ink stains affect nothing. Paper thinning at top left near attached stub lightly affecting border. Stamp and punch cancellations, the latter affecting Gould's signature.
Catalog: # SB-4512
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $575.00

A Fine, Early Boston & Providence Railroad Corporation

1841, Massachusetts. Black. Stock certificate for 50 shares. A fine, detailed engraved vignette of an early steamboat at top center, steam locomotive crossing a bridge at left. The road extended 44 miles from Boston, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island. One of America's earliest railroads. Pen cancelled and Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # SB-0783
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Railroad
Price: $225.00

A Graphic, Early Stock Certificate Issued To Elias Boudinot - Tenth President of Continental Congress Serving in That Role When The Treaty of Paris Was Signed Ending The War With Great Britain!

 BOUDINOT, ELIAS

October 2, 1811 , Pennsylvania. Stock Certificate for 1 Share. #307. Black White. 10 1/8 “ x 5 ¾ A lovely vignette at center. Issued to Elias Boudinot, the tenth President of Continental Congress. The Union Canal was a canal in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania in the 19th century. Although the canal was first proposed in 1690, construction did not begin until 1792 under the name Schuylkill and Susquehanna. With the newly born country struggling economically, the project was suspended in 1811. The canal could not be completed until 1828. Due to perpetual problems with flooding and railroad competition, the Union Canal closed in 1885. It is important to note that the line connected Philadelphia with Reading on the Schuylkill River. The line was very prominent in the transportation of anthracite coal to Philadelphia. It is significant to note that Elias Boudinot donated large tracts of land in Schuylkill County that held vast amounts of anthracite coal. A Choice rarity displaying this important early political investing in the growth of America.

ELIAS BOUDINOT  (1740-1821). Revolutionary statesman. Boudinot was a close friend of Washington's, and a tireless supporter of the Revolution and the fledgling federal government. Despite not signing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Articles of Confederation, he is one of the more important political figures from the American Revolutionary Era. After serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress, Boudinot became the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Due to his immense successes in dealing with the aid provided by France, Spain, and Holland, Boudinot was selected to be the 10th President of the Continental Congress in 1782. Boudinot was serving as President when the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783. After he served as President, Boudinot was elected as a U.S. Representative from New Jersey in 1789. Although he retired after one term, George Washington appointed Boudinot to become Director of United States Mint. Boudinot held the position from 1795-1805.

Catalog: # SB-7401
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $4500.00

A Great Association Of Frederick Billings And Samuel Hauser On A Rare Western Railroad Stock

1885 Stock certificate for one share of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Company of Montana.Black. Issued to and signed on verso by FREDERICK BILLINGS (1823- 1890). President of the NPRW. Billings Montana was named after him. Billings became a lawyer and in 1849, the year gold was found in California, he went west to make his fortune. He made it quickly, soon becoming a successful lawyer and realestate developer in San Francisco and one of the richest men in California. Signed as president of the company by SAMUEL T. HAUSER (1833 1914). Pioneer miner, capitalist and territorial governor of Montana. A rare association of these two western business pioneers. Billings signature remains uncancelled while Hauser’s is lightly affected by small punch cancellations.
Catalog: # SB-3311
Cancellation: Punch cancelled
Condition: Fine
State: Montana
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $400.00

A Great Spanish Automaker - Sociedad General De Automoviles S.A.

1911, Barcelona. Stock certificate of the SOCIEDAD GENERAL DE AUTOMOVILES S.A.. Black. A large vignette at left center margin of an early automobile. A great certificate for display. Uncancelled and very fine.
Catalog: # SB-1805
Country: Spain
Topic: Automotive
Price: $175.00

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