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NewAMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

# 6183

CIVIL WAR-DATE STOCK CERTIFICATE

WELLS, HENRY (1805-78) President of the American Express Company – 1850-68

FARGO, WILLIAM G. (1818-81) President of the American Express Company – 1868-81; Mayor of Buffalo, New York – 1862-66

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 12”, partly printed, November 2, 1864, New York, “Henry Wells, President, Wm. G. Fargo, Secretary,a stock certificate for three shares in the American Express Company, issued to “George Pease – of New York.” Countersigned by the company treasurer.

The document is lightly toned, with minor staining and three vertical folds. Cancellation stamps intersect but detract very little from the clarity of the signatures of Wells and Fargo.

Price: $1750.00
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NewAMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

# 6182

WELLS, HENRY (1805-78) President of the American Express Company – 1850-68

FARGO, WILLIAM G. (1818-81) President of the American Express Company – 1868-81; Mayor of Buffalo, New York – 1862-66

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 12”, partly printed, October 26, 1865, New York, “Henry Wells, President, Wm. G. Fargo, Secretary,a stock certificate for one share in the American Express Company, issued to “Edward Pittsinger – Keene, N.H.” Countersigned by the company treasurer, with a five-cent revenue stamp at the upper left.

The document is lightly toned, with minor staining and three vertical folds.

Price: $1350.00
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NewAMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

# 6184

WELLS, HENRY (1805-78) President of the American Express Company – 1850-68

FARGO, WILLIAM G. (1818-81) President of the American Express Company – 1868-81; Mayor of Buffalo, New York – 1862-66

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 12”, partly printed, October 13, 1865, New York, “Henry Wells, President, Wm. G. Fargo, Secretary,a stock certificate for two shares in the American Express Company, issued to “De Witt C. Rice – New York.” Countersigned by the company treasurer.

The document is lightly toned, with minor staining and three vertical folds, and there is a five-cent revenue stamp in the upper left corner. Contrast of the signatures is somewhat affected by cancellation stamps and heavier toning at the mid-center.

Price: $1200.00
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ARCHBOLD, JOHN D. (1848-1916)

# 5334

ROCKEFELLER, WILLIAM A. (1841-1922) 

American Financiers; Co-founders of Standard Oil Company


Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 11”, New York, August 2, 1898, as company officers, Jno. D. Archbold, Secretary, Wm. Rockefeller, Attorney in fact,” a partly printed certificate for one hundred shares in the Standard Oil Trust.

Lightly and evenly toned, with light vertical folds; no paper loss from cancellations at both signatures.

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NewBARNEY, CHARLES D. (1844-1945) American Stockbroker; Founder of Charles D. Barney & Company, a predecessor of Smith Barney

# 5341

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 12”, partly printed, August 28, 1888, New York, “Chas. D. Barney,on the reverse of a stock certificate for four shares in the Saint Paul & Duluth Railroad Company, issued to Barney.

The document is lightly toned, with the usual vertical folds. Hole-punch cancellation affects both Barney’s signature and those of the company officers on the front.

Price: $350.00
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BIDDLE, NICHOLAS (1786-1844)

# 7562

American Banker & Financier; President of the Second Bank of the United States – 1822-39

Signature, with closing also in Biddle’s hand, “Y[ou]rs with great respect, N. Biddle, Pres[iden]t,” on a 1” x 2” slip of paper, removed from a letter as president of the Bank of the United States.

The paper is lightly and evenly toned, with a horizontal fold at the center, and the lower left corner has been cut at a slight diagonal.

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BINGHAM, WILLIAM (1752-1804)

# 6185

Member of the Continental Congress; U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania - 1795-1801; Founder of the Bank of North America; President of the Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Company

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1796, “Wm. Bingham,” as president of the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Company, a partly printed vellum stock certificate, “…that Archibald McCall of the City of Philadelphia is entitled to one Share of Stock…” Countersigned by the company treasurer.

The document is in excellent condition, with light, even toning and two vertical folds.

Price: $1200.00
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BULLOCK, SETH (1849-1919)

# 7737

Member of the Montana Territorial Senate – 1871-72

Sheriff of Lewis and Clark County, Montana Territory – 1873

Moved to Deadwood, Dakota Territory, where he opened a hardware business with Sol Star in 1876, soon becoming Sheriff of the Town

Portrayed by Timothy Oliphant in the HBO television series, “Deadwood”

Served as Captain of a Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish-American War

Appointed U.S. Marshal for South Dakota by President Theodore Roosevelt, a longtime friend - 1909


Document Signed, 3 ¼” x 7 ½”, also dated and accomplished by Bullock, “Dec[ember] 30, 1871…$84.00…Extra Compensation as Member of the Council. Seth Bullock,” a partly printed warrant for pay due while serving as territorial senator.

The receipt is lightly and evenly toned, with wear, staining, and several small tears at the right edge.

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BULLOCK, SETH (1849-1919)

# 7740

Member of the Montana Territorial Senate – 1871-72

Sheriff of Lewis and Clark County, Montana Territory – 1873

Moved to Deadwood, Dakota Territory, where he opened a hardware business with Sol Star in 1876, soon becoming Sheriff of the Town

Portrayed by Timothy Oliphant in the HBO television series, “Deadwood”

Served as Captain of a Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish-American War

Appointed U.S. Marshal for South Dakota by President Theodore Roosevelt, a longtime friend – 1909


Document Signed, 3 ½” x 8”, also dated and accomplished by Bullock in violet ink, “Dec[ember] 9th 1871…One hundred and thirty seven Dollars, in full of the amount due me for pay and Mileage as Member of Council. Seth Bullock,” a partly printed pay warrant, while serving as territorial senator.

In excellent condition overall, the receipt is lightly and evenly toned, with a pencil notation at the upper edge.

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CORNING, ERASTUS (1794-1872)

# 5338

American Industrialist – New York Central Railroad Founder; Democratic U.S. Congressman – 1857-59 & 1861-63

Autograph Letter Signed, 5” x 8”, as U.S. Congressman from New York, responding to a request for the appointment of the former U.S. Minister to Ecuador, Van Brugh Livingston, from William W. Campbell, a prominent New York judge and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and promising to pursue the matter directly to President James Buchanan.

“Washington, Dec. 18, 1858. W.W. Campbell, Esq., My dear Sir, I duly rec[eive]d your favor of the 25th ult[imo] requesting my aid in obtaining the appointment of Doct[or] Livingston as consul at La Union San Salvador. I have seen the Dep[ut]y Sec[retar]y of State who will advance to the President to make the appointment. I hope to see the President on Monday when I trust I shall be able to bring the matter to a point. Yours Very Respectfully, Erastus Corning.”

Several light folds and a light diagonal crease at lower left, well away from text.

Price: $275.00
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NewCUBA (REPUBLIC OF) $1000 BOND - 1937

# 7849

Viva la Revolucion!

Castro nationalizes industry and cancels Cuba's foreign debt.

Document, 15” x 19”, July 1, 1937, printed by the American Bank Note Company, a $1000 bond of the Republic of Cuba. Individual unredeemed coupons, dated from 1961 - when Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, president of the National Bank of Cuba, nationalized Cuban industry and cancelled foreign debt - through 1977, remain.

Lightly and evenly toned, with a few minor stains.

Price: $450.00
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EADS, JAMES B. (1820-87)

# 5225

American River Engineer & Inventor

Eads made enormous contribution to the Union cause by developing and manufacturing the iron-clad gunboats which helped in the opening of the Mississippi and other western rivers. 

Autograph Note Signed, 5” x 5”, inscribed to, and crediting, prominent Republican U.S. Senator Angus Cameron of Wisconsin for political assistance rendered in Eads’ effort to open the mouth of the Mississippi River below New Orleans to permanent navigation by installing jetties to scour sedimentation from the riverbed. Begun in 1875, entirely at his own risk - Eads would receive no payment from the government until a twenty-foot channel depth was achieved – the $5 million project was completed five years later, during which time New Orleans shipping tonnage rose by sixty-five times, making it the second largest port in the United States.

“Presented to the Honorable Angus Cameron, one of the Statesmen to whom the Mississippi Valley is indebted for an open mouth to its great river. From his friend Jas. B. Eads.”

Slightly heavier toning along right edge.

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EDISON, THOMAS A. (1847-1931)

# 5515

American Inventor

Document Signed, 5 ¾” x 10 ¼”, New Jersey, October 23, 1888, “Thos. A. Edison,” as company president, also signed on reverse, a partly printed certificate for shares of Edison’s own stock in the Edison Phonograph Works.

A few light folds; light staining and toning at left and upper edges.

Price: $4000.00
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NewFLAGLER, HENRY M. (1830-1915)

# 5941

American Industrialist; Partner & Officer in the Standard Oil Company; Instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Coast of South Florida

TILFORD, WILLIAM H. (1842-1915) American Industrialist; Officer in the Standard Oil Company

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 10 ¾”, partly printed, September 17, 1894, New York, “H.M. Flagler, Secretary, W.H. Tilford, Attorney in fact,a stock certificate for twenty-five hundred shares in the Standard Oil Trust, issued to “Estate of Josiah Macy, Jr.”

The document is lightly and evenly toned. Cancellations intersect both signatures, with little detraction.

Price: $350.00
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NewFLAGLER, HENRY M. (1830-1915)

# 5940

American Industrialist; Partner & Officer in the Standard Oil Company; Instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Coast of South Florida

TILFORD, WILLIAM H. (1842-1915) American Industrialist; Officer in the Standard Oil Company

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 10 ¾”, partly printed, November 5, 1898, New York, “H.M. Flagler, Secretary, W.H. Tilford, Attorney in fact,a stock certificate for one hundred shares in the Standard Oil Trust, issued to “W.H. Tilford,” who signs again on the reverse.

The document is lightly and evenly toned. Cancellations intersect all signatures, with little detraction.

Price: $400.00
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NewGETTY, JEAN PAUL (1892-1976) British-American Industrialist – Founder of the Getty Oil Company

# 6181

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 11”, partly printed, July 15, 1922, “J. Paul Getty,” a stock certificate for one thousand shares of the Oklahoma Oil Company, issued to “G.W. Woolley.” Countersigned by the company secretary.

The document is lightly toned, with a few small stains and light cancellation markings.

Price: $1700.00
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA – LAND CONVEYANCE INVOLVING TWO 19th CENTURY PIONEERS OF TAMPA

# 7838

(3) Documents, the largest 8 ½ x 9”, two others 7 ¾” x 7 ¾”, partly printed forms, Tampa, Florida, imprinted “REDEMPTION CERTIFICATE, STATE OF FLORIDA, Hillsborough County.” Concerning land in Tampa, Florida that was sold for non-payment of taxes, and signed SECRETARIALLY for Circuit Court Clerk Henry L. Mitchell, former governor of Florida, two documents are dated December 27, 1900, and convey “…Lot 8 Mugges sub…of Mitchells sub” to “J. Henry Krause.” Dated November 11, 1898, the largest of the three conveys “Lot 10, Blk. 17, Highland Park” to the same individual.


Born in Germany, John Henry Krause settled in Tampa in 1855, worked as a blacksmith and wagon manufacturer, and served in the 7th Florida Infantry, Confederate, during the Civil War. He was involved in numerous business ventures afterward, most notably as a partner in the Hava-Tampa Cigar Company.

The family of Henry Laurens Mitchell moved from near Birmingham, Alabama to Tampa, Florida when young Mitchell was fifteen years old. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar at the age of eighteen. He enlisted in the Confederate Army at Tampa on June 6, 1861 as first lieutenant, rising to the rank of captain in the 4th Florida Infantry before resigning to take his elected seat in the Florida House of Representatives in 1863. He was re-elected in 1873 and 1875, served as associate justice in the Florida Supreme Court, 1888-91, Florida governor, 1893-97, and circuit court clerk and treasurer for Hillsborough County until his death in 1903.


Worthy of further research as to the disposition of the land, the documents exhibit the expected horizontal folds, along with several minor stains and small edge nicks and tears. As illustrated, one of the smaller documents has paper loss in the left margin, not affecting the text of the document.

Was: $125.00  SALE Price:  $75.00
List Price: $125.00
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NewHUNTINGTON, COLLIS P. (1821-1900) American Railroad Magnate & Capitalist

# 5339

Document Signed, 8” x 11 ¾”, partly printed, November 23, 1885, New York, “C.P. Huntington,a stock certificate for one hundred shares in The Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern Railroad Company, issued to “Rolston & Boss.”

The document is lightly toned, with several pinholes and light creases. Hole-punch cancellation affects both Huntington’s signature and that of the company secretary

Price: $500.00
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NewMINNESOTA MINING & MANUFACTURING COMPANY – 3M

# 5335

CABLE, HERMON W. - Founder of the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company

DWAN, JOHN - Founder of the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company

Document Signed, 8 ¼” x 10 ¼”, partly printed, June 30, 1903, Two Harbors, Minnesota, “Hermon W. Cable, First Vice President, John Dwan, Secretary,a stock certificate for two hundred shares in the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, commonly known as 3M, issued to “Edwin H. Smith.”

The document is lightly toned, with two vertical folds.

Price: $300.00
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NewMORGAN, JOHN PIERPONT, SR. (1837-1913) American Financier & Banker

# 5350

Document Signed, 9 ½” x 13 ½”, partly printed, June 30, 1886, “J. Pierpont Morgan,” on the reverse of a $1000 bearer bond of the New Jersey Junction Railroad Company, unaccomplished and bound at the left edge with five pages of the original coupons, 192 of 193 of which are still present.

A second bond, unsigned and unaccomplished, is included, thus making the combination perfect for display. Both pieces are in virtually pristine condition.

Price: $995.00
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