SCOTT, THOMAS A.
In August 1861, based on his previous railroad experience, Scott was appointed assistant secretary of war with responsibility for supervising all government railways and transportation lines, and brought with him in this position his personal secretary, Andrew Carnegie. In mid-1862, Scott left this position to begin an extended and brilliant career with the Pennsylvania Railroad, becoming president of that line in June 1874. Scott was president of numerous other railroads during his career as well, among them the Union Pacific 1871-72, and the Texas & Pacific (1872-80). Scott is well known for his attempt at monopolizing the transportation of the oil regions via the South Improvement Company. This was essentially a battle against John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company interests which sparked a bitter struggle resulting in victory for the vast oil empire. Failing to defeat Rockefeller at his own game, Scott liquidated the company in the spring of 1872.

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Allegheny Valley Rail Road Company Signed By Thomas A. Scott As Trustee

 SCOTT, THOMAS A.
1873, Pennsylvania. Stock certificate for 2000 shares. Black on thin white paper with attached embossed orange company seal. Top center vignette of a steamship docking station. Right vignette of a male worker, left vignette of a female worker. Issued to and signed on the stub by Thomas A. Scott (1823-1881). Railroad executive. Fine condition. Pen cancelled.
Catalog: # SB-4237
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $225.00

Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Railroad Company Stock Signed by Thomas A. Scott

 SCOTT, THOMAS A.
1875, Pennsylvania. Stock certificate for 63 shares. Black. Extraordinary engraved multi-vignetted certificate (10 vignettes!) depicting very early primitive steam locomotives, seated female figures, William Penn and Benjamin Franklin, Man and Woman farmers, eagle and Pennsylvania state seal. This is among the finest early railroad stocks we have ever encountered. Signed as president by THOMAS A. SCOTT, (1823 - 1881). Railroad executive. In August 1861, based on his previous railroad experience, Scott was appointed assistant secretary of war with responsibility for supervising all government railways and transportation lines, and brought with him in this position his personal secretary, Andrew Carnegie. In mid-1862, Scott left this position to begin an extended and brilliant career with the Pennsylvania Railroad, becoming president of that line in June 1874. Scott was president of numerous other railroads during his career as well, among them the Union Pacific 1871-72, and the Texas & Pacific (1872-80). Scott is well known for his attempt at monopolizing the transportation of the oil regions via the South Improvement Company. This was essentially a battle against John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company interests which sparked a bitter struggle resulting in victory for the vast oil empire. Failing to defeat Rockefeller at his own game, Scott liquidated the company in the spring of 1872. A Fine example of this graphic classic! Lightly punch cancelled. Very Fine.
Catalog: # SB-5768
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $450.00

Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad Co. Signed By Thomas A. Scott As President

 SCOTT, THOMAS A.
1871, Indiana. Stock certificate for 200 shares. Balck with blue SHARES $100 overprint. Attached adhesive revenue stamps at left. Signed as president by Thomas Scott (1823-1881). Railroad executive. Small hole at center and small loss of paper at cut cancellation below Scott's signature. Fine. Cut cancelled.
Catalog: # SB-4210
State: Indiana
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $125.00

Northern Pacific RR Co. Issued To Thomas A Scott

 SCOTT, THOMAS A.
1878, New York. Stock certificate for four hundred and five shares issued to THOMAS ALEXANDER SCOTT (1823-1881) President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at the time the largest corporation in the world. In addition, Scott took a leading role in crafting what became the Compromise of 1877. Blue / Black. Vignette of locomotive at top center. Vignette of Frederick Billings at bottom center. Punch cancelled.
Catalog: # SB-3981
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $75.00

Railroad Stock Signed By Thomas A. Scott

 SCOTT, THOMAS A.
1879, Indiana. Stock certficate for 10 shares. Sigend by Thomas A. Scott as president. Black/White with blue overlay. Three revenue stamps attached at left. Light glue staining on left side. Punch and stamp cancelled. Very fine.
Catalog: # SB-2549
State: Indiana
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $150.00

Thomas A. Scott Signs A Southern Trans-Continental Railway Company Scrip Stock Certificate As President

 SCOTT, THOMAS A.
THOMAS A. SCOTT (1823-1881). Railroad executive. In August 1861, based on his previous railroad experience, Scott was appointed assistant secretary of war with responsibility for supervising all government railways and transportation lines, and brought with him in this position his personal secretary, Andrew Carnegie. In mid-1862, Scott left this position to begin an extended and brilliant career with the Pennsylvania Railroad, becoming president of that line in June 1874. Scott was president of numerous other railroads during his career as well, among them the Union Pacific 1871-72, and the Texas & Pacific (1872-80). Scott is well known for his attempt at monopolizing the transportation of the oil regions via the South Improvement Company. This was essentially a battle against John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company interests which sparked a bitter struggle resulting in victory for the vast oil empire. Failing to defeat Rockefeller at his own game, Scott liquidated the company in the spring of 1872.

1872, n.p. A Certificate for 100 shares signed "Thomas A. Scott" as president. Black on white paper with a twenty-five cent adhesive stamp attached to the middle. It is uncancelled and in extremely fine condition.

Catalog: # AM-0549
State: Texas
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $250.00

Thomas Scott Signs A Pennsylvania Company Stock Certificate As President

 SCOTT, THOMAS A.
Thomas A. Scott. DS. 1pp. 11 1/2" x 8 1/4". Pennsylvania. July 1, 1873. A "Pennsylvania Company" stock certificate for 25 shares signed by Thomas A. Scott as president. There is a receipt glued to the left edge and the piece is punch cancelled, including two holes through Scott's signature. Some minor bleed through from ink on verso at center. It is in fine condition overall
Catalog: # W1-0012
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $125.00