JAY GOULD (1836-1892). Gould, a railroad magnate, financier and a stock market manipulator, began his rise by controlling a small Vermont railroad in 1860. Over the next decade, he made a fortune by buying and selling railroads and manipulating their stock. His most famous railroad battle came in the late 1860s 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 1870s, 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 American railroad track by 1880. He went on to gain control of the Western Union Telegraph Company and the New York elevated railroad before his premature death.


Buffalo, Bradford & Pittsburgh RR Company Stock Signed as President by Jay Gould

Coal train/mining scene,'JayGould' vp
Catalog: # MH225
Date: 1872
Location: New York
Cancellation: I/NC
Condition: EF
Price: $2500.00

One Of Jay Gould's First Railroad Ventures Signed As President - Troy Salem And Rutland Rail Road Stock Certificate Issued To And Signed By One Of Gould's Earliest Railroad Business Partners: William T. Hart

1865, New York. Stock certificate for 360 shares. Light purple text on white paper with attached adhesive revenue at bottom. Signed as President by Jay Gould (1836 - 1892) Railroad magnate; Financier; Stock market manipulator. Issued to and signed on verso by William T. Hart, one of Gould's earliest railroad business partners. Minor paper loss at lower left and right corners. Ink spot affecting the R in the company title. Overall age toning, very good. Ink cancelled through Gould's signature and shows smudging. Hart's signature has bleed-through from this on verso.
Catalog: # SB-4178
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $275.00

Scarce Stock Certificate Of The Terminal Railroad Of East St. Louis Issued To And Signed On Verso By Jay Gould

1888, St. Louis. Stock certificate for forty-two shares. #111. Black. Issued to, and signed on verso by, JAY GOULD [(1836-1892). American financier, railroad developer and speculator.]. The Terminal Railroad Association was at the center of an anti-trust suit brought on by the Jay Gould’s scheme to utilize this and other companies as a means of controlling traffic across the Mississippi river and each side of St. Louis. Fine.
Catalog: # SB-4144
Cancellation: Pen Cancelled
Condition: Extremely Fine
State: Missouri
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $950.00