BAKER, GEORGE FISHER
Starting as a clerk in New York state's banking department in 1856, the clever and industrious Baker quickly came to the notice of many of the state's prominent bankers. By 1863, he had been lured from state employment, and was one of the founders of the First National Bank of New York, a bank that would become the most prominent of all banks under the new national banking system. During the Panic of 1873, he was largely responsible for keeping the bank afloat, and it was during this period that the bank began to more fully adopt Baker's philosophy and become a "banker's bank." Baker became the bank's second president in 1877, and aggressively continued the bank's policy of developing connections with great business corporations, both in the U.S. and overseas. A man of boundless energy, Baker sat on the boards of many corporations in a wide variety of industries, at one point sitting on some 87 boards simultaneously. At its height, his fortune was estimated at some $200 million but, at his death, after many years of donations to schools, libraries, museums, hospitals, churches, etc. his estate was valued at a mere $73.5 million.

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Columbus, Chicago & Indiana Central Railway Co. Issued To And Signed On Verso By George F. Baker

 BAKER, GEORGE FISHER
1872, Ohio, Indiana & Illinois. Stock certificate for 40 shares. Black on tan background. Triple vignette at top center of ship, eagle and man and wild boar. Issued to and signed on verso by George F. Baker (1840-1931). Banker; Philanthropist. Rough top margin and paper loss at top right corner. Stamp and punch cancellations not affecting Baker's signature. Fine.
Catalog: # SB-2318
State: Ohio
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $275.00

High Bridge Railroad Company Stock Issued to and Signed on Verso by George F. Baker

 BAKER, GEORGE FISHER
1887, New Jersey. Stock certificate for 5 shares. Black. Vignette of a steam locomotive at top center. Litho. Issued to and signed on verso by GEORGE F. BAKER (1840-1931). Banker; Philanthropist. Starting as a clerk in New York state's banking department in 1856, the clever and industrious Baker quickly came to the notice of many of the state's prominent bankers. By 1863, he had been lured from state employment, and was one of the founders of the First National Bank of New York, a bank that would become the most prominent of all banks under the new national banking system. During the Panic of 1873, he was largely responsible for keeping the bank afloat, and it was during this period that the bank began to more fully adopt Baker's philosophy and become a "banker's bank." Baker became the bank's second president in 1877, and aggressively continued the bank's policy of developing connections with great business corporations, both in the U.S. and overseas. A man of boundless energy, Baker sat on the boards of many corporations in a wide variety of industries, at one point sitting on some 87 boards simultaneously. At its height, his fortune was estimated at some $200 million but, at his death, after many years of donations to schools, libraries, museums, hospitals, churches, etc. his estate was valued at a mere $73.5 million. Stamp cancelled. Very Fine.
Catalog: # SB-5577
State: New Jersey
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $575.00

Saint Paul & Duluth Railroad Company Issued To And Signed By George F. Baker

 BAKER, GEORGE FISHER
1886, Minnesota. Stock certificate for seven shares issued to and signed on verso by GEORGE F. BAKER (1840-1931). Banker; Philanthropist. Starting as a clerk in New York state's banking department in 1856, the clever and industrious Baker quickly came to the notice of many of the state's prominent bankers. By 1863, he had been lured from state employment, and was one of the founders of the First National Bank of New York, a bank that would become the most prominent of all banks under the new national banking system. During the Panic of 1873, he was largely responsible for keeping the bank afloat, and it was during this period that the bank began to more fully adopt Baker's philosophy and become a "banker's bank." Baker became the bank's second president in 1877, and aggressively continued the bank's policy of developing connections with great business corporations, both in the U.S. and overseas. A man of boundless energy, Baker sat on the boards of many corporations in a wide variety of industries, at one point sitting on some 87 boards simultaneously. At its height, his fortune was estimated at some $200 million but, at his death, after many years of donations to schools, libraries, museums, hospitals, churches, etc. his estate was valued at a mere $73.5 million. Black / White. Vignette of a train pulling into a station with Vignettes of steamships at left and right at top center. Blind embossed company seal. Punch and pen cancellations does not affect Bakerís signature. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # SB-4603
State: Minnesota
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $300.00

St. Paul & Duluth RR Issued To And Signed On Verso By George F. Baker

 BAKER, GEORGE FISHER
1887, Minnesota. Stock certificate for 100 shares. Black. Triple vignette at top center of a steam locomotive flanked by steam ships. Issued to and signed on verso by George F. Baker. (1840-1931). Banker; Philanthropist. Edge chinks at bottom right margin, minor clue residue at left. Overall fine. Stamp and hole punch cancelled.
Catalog: # SB-4157
State: Minnesota
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $300.00