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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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

Northern Pacific Railroad Stock Issued To And Signed On Verso By James C. Fargo

 FARGO, JAMES C.
1882, New York. Stock certificate for 100 shares. OrangeBlack. Engraved vignette of a steam locomotive at top center, nice portrait vignette of Frederick Billings at bottom. Issued to and signed on verso 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. Light punch and stamp cancellations not affecting Fargo’s signature on verso. Very Fine.
Catalog: # NP-1722
Cancellation: Punch cancelled
Condition: Very Fine
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $495.00