FARGO, JAMES C.
JAMES C. FARGO (1829-1915). James, the younger brother of American Express co-founder William, became a prominent figure in the railroad and express industries. He became president of American Express in 1881 upon his brother's retirement from that position.

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A Merchants Despatch Transportation Company Stock Signed By James C. Fargo Twice

 FARGO, JAMES C.
JAMES C. FARGO. 1896, New York. A certificate for 500 shares of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company signed "Jas. C. Fargo" once on the front as president and once on the back. The shares were issued to "Jas. C. Fargo Executor". Black on white paper with a fancy engraved border. Pen cancelled in pink ink, including one through the autograph on the front. Fargo's signature on verso is uncancelled. Receipt glued to the left side and in fine condition.
Catalog: # AM-0584
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $400.00

Merchants Despatch Transportation Co. Signed As President By James C. Fargo

 FARGO, JAMES C.
1873, New York. Stock certificate for 50 shares. Red/Black. Vignette of a large building, presumably the company’s headquarters. Litho. Signed as president by JAMES C. FARGO (1829 - 1915); Expressman. Working along with his older brother, William, co-founder of the American Express Co., James became a prominent figure in the railroad and express industries. He became president of American Express in 1881 upon his brother's retirement from that position. The Merchants Despatch Transportation Company was formed in 1857 to operate a fast freight system over what became the New York Central lines. It was immediately successful and proved profitable to its co-owners, the American Express Company and the New York Central Railroad. An important companion to an American Express Company stock. Pen cancelled at signature. Fine.
Catalog: # SB-4795
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $575.00