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Posted 01/11/2008   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add scoutjim99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
here are a few of mine

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Posted 01/13/2008   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



Nice looking NY Central railroad stock! Any idea who the portrait is of?



Wow I like the Penn Central Stock too! It is a little blurry though. Is that Mercury running across America? I see what looks like the outline of a map of America with buildings in the background. If you can, I would really like to see post a better scan of just the vignette.

Thanks for posting these! Would like to see more if you have them!
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Posted 10/06/2014   8:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd like to see more stocks and bonds from other collectors. Here are some of the more colorful and interesting ones from my collection.















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Posted 11/02/2014   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well this thread is almost a month old now, but it's really the first time I saw it, so I'm a little late. But, better late than never I've heard. I have three items to share for the topic.









The back of the above..









and again the back of the above.



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Posted 11/15/2014   6:44 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rather than hog another thread by posting a gob of them , here's a link to the ones in my collection, almost all Civil War era:

http://www.revenue-collector.com/st...icates.shtml

My favorites are these two:

American Express, featuring a fancy "star in circle" cancel, certificate signed by Henry Wells and WIlliam Fargo. Most examples found are in considerably worse condition.




United States Stamp Company, presumably the first incorporated stamp business. A 5-line printed cancel to boot.

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Posted 11/15/2014   8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Did you catch these? The latter one was sold to the Treasurer of the Company (E.T. Gage) as Certificate No. 71!

http://www.kelleherauctions.com/php...=655&lot=951

http://db.kelleherauctions.com/php/...=1530&lang=1
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Posted 11/15/2014   11:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've got the share they forgot to number!

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Posted 11/16/2014   01:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was doing a little internet research on the name "Edgar H. Judkins" in connection with the United States Stamp Company stock certificates previously posted.

It may be interesting to know that the name is quite rare and, in fact, only one Edgar H. Judkins is listed in the US Census for several decades in the 1800s, residing in Lowell, Massachusetts. The interesting thing is that Edgar H. Judkins was age 22 in the 1870 US Census and his occupation was listed as "clerk in store"; the 1880 US Census listed his age as 32 and his occupation as "clerk, fancy goods".

Given that the United States Stamp Company stock certificates were issued in 1866, it would suggest that he was only 18 years of age when he issued those certificates. That seems like quite an accomplishment for a young adult, but then again one must remember the era in which this occurred is very different from it what it is today.

I did find Edgar H. Judkins grave documented at the link below, which includes references to some of his family. He apparently lived from 1848-1920 and was buried in the family lot at Lowell Cemetery.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...id=105816572
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Posted 11/18/2014   01:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That American Express stock and signatures is awesome. Now I'm going to spend some time perusing your collection via the link. I expect my desk with shortly be covered in drool. :-)
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Posted 10/21/2015   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am glad I found this thread, just started collecting and have learned quite a lot just reading the first few pages. Thanks for the information.
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Posted 01/20/2016   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hoxsie454 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just now read this interesting topic. Waaay back in 2008, member t360 wandered whose portrait appears on the New York Central Railroad Company stock certificate.

I am happy to identify the gentleman as none other than 'Commodore' Cornelius Vanderbilt, who put together a bunch of small rail lines to form the New York Central, the largest railroad line in America in the era from the Civil War until after World War I.
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Posted 01/20/2016   11:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's been some time since anyone posted any new images, so I'll add one. This is an unissued stock certificate of the United States Sealed Postal Card Company. Only a handful of these were ever issued. This was the company which produced the first self-contained letter sheets issued by the US Post Office Department in 1886. The USSPCC subcontracted with American Bank Note to printed these letter sheets (ABNCo also printed the stock certificate, btw.) Letter sheets were officially withdrawn in 1894 and the company collapsed the following year.





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