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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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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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NewBOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER

# 7994

Original Steel Engraving, 6” x 9 ½” overall, imprinted “Eng[rave]d by Geo. E. Perine, N.Y. BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER, ENGRAVED EXPRESSLY FOR ABBOTT’S CIVIL WAR, with a 4 ½” x 7 ½” image depicting the opening engagement of the Civil War.

Lightly and evenly toned, with superficial staining in the margins; there is a small tear at the lower edge.

Price: $50.00
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NewCHAMBERLAIN, FRANK O. (1829-1902) Member of the New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1891-92; Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, New York

# 7788

Signed Photograph, a 4 ¼” x 6 ½” cabinet card, “F.O. Chamberlain, Ontario Co[unty].”

With front and reverse imprints of the Sterry Studio, Albany, New York, the card is in excellent condition.

Was: $45.00  SALE Price:  $35.00
List Price: $45.00
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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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NewFIELDING, WILLIAM, EARL OF DENBIGH (1587-1643) Naval Officer during the English Civil War; Mortally Wounded in the Battle of Birmingham - April 3, 1643

# 8216

Original Engraving, 6 ¼” x 10” overall, with a 3 ¾” x 4 ¾” image of Fielding, imprinted, in full:

“Engraved by T.A. Dean. WILLIAM FIELDING, EARL OF DENBIGH. OB. 1643. FROM THE ORIGINAL OF VANDYKE, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE, THE DUKE OF HAMILTON. London, Published Oct[ober] 1, 1827, by Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East.”

Lightly and evenly toned, with minor staining in the margins.

Price: $25.00
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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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NewFORD, SAMUEL C. (1882-1961)

# 7746

Governor of Montana – 1941-49; Attorney General of Montana – 1917-21

Signature, “Sam C. Ford,” on a light 3” x 5” card, with a beautifully embossed gold state seal below, as Montana Governor.

Exceptional, with very light toning.

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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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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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NewJOHNSON’S NEW MILITARY MAP OF THE UNITED STATES - 1861

# 7966

Map, 18” x 26”, titled, in full, “JOHNSON’S NEW MILITARY MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, SHOWING THE Forts, Military Posts & all the Military Divisions WITH ENLARGED PLANS OF THE SOUTHERN HARBORS, From Authentic Data Obtained at the WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON. JOHNSON AND WARD.” Dated 1861 in print below the title at lower left, with vignettes of the southern harbors at the outbreak of the Civil War along the lower and right edges.

Very good overall, with light, even toning and a few small stains; quite suitable for framing or display.

Price: $185.00
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NewLANE, FRANKLIN K. (1864-1921)

# 7765

U.S. Secretary of the Interior – 1913-20; Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission - 1913

Typed Letter Signed, on imprinted 5 ½” x 9” stationery as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, to “Mr. John A. Stewart, 50 Church Street, New York City.”

“April 11, 1913. Dear Mr. Stewart: Your first letter, to which you refer in the present one of April 9, must have miscarried for I never received it. I appreciate the invitation to become an Honorary Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of Peace Among English-Speaking peoples. I am glad to accept on condition that the place is purely honorary, for as you know I am too busy with the work of the Department to give any real attention to other matters such as I would like to. Cordially yours, Franklin K. Lane.

The letter is lightly and evenly toned, with two horizontal folds and several light stains and creases. There is an old paper clip indentation in the upper right corner.

Was: $40.00  SALE Price:  $35.00
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NewLEE, ROBERT E. (1807-70) Confederate General & Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia

# 8210

Original Steel Engraving, 6” x 9 ¼” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 4” x 5” image of Lee in Confederate uniform, imprinted “Eng[rave]d by H.B. Hall, Jr., N.Y…Engraved expressly for the ‘Lost Cause’ by E.A. Pollard.”

Excellent, with light toning and a few light creases in the margins.

Price: $50.00
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NewLINCOLN, ABRAHAM (1809-65) Sixteenth U.S. President – 1861-65, during the American Civil War; U.S. Representative – Illinois – 1847-49

# 7992

Original Steel Engraving, 5 ¾” x 9 ½” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 4 ¼” x 4 ¾” image of Lincoln, imprinted “Photograph by G.D. Appleton & Co. Eng[rave]d by W.G. Jackman…Engraved expressly for Abbot’s Civil War.”

Excellent, with a few superficial stains in the margins. The title page from “The History of the Civil War in America,” Volume I, John S.C. Abbott, 1863, the book in which the engraving was published, is included.

Price: $65.00
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NewMEAD, SAMUEL H. Father of World-Renowned Naturalist, Entomologist & Horticulturist Theodore Luqueer Mead

# 7842

On his first research trip to Florida, Theodore Luqueer Mead receives a letter from his father.

“Insect Pins (large) – I regret to report that after taking out each drawer in the Secretary & looking in all accessible segar Boxes I find Nary.”

Autograph Letter Signed, 5” x 8”, March 15, 1869, four pages on a folded letter-sheet, at the time of his sons’ first research trip to the Florida interior. Signed “Pop” at the conclusion, a full signature is incorporated both within the text of the letter and on the transmittal envelope, addressed to “Sam[ue]l H. Mead, Jr. or T.L. Mead, Enterprise, Florida,” and bearing a March 15, New York postmark.

Addressing his young sons in an amusing, colloquial manner, the senior Mead discusses travel to the heat and humidity of central Florida, “…I gather from your acc[oun]t that the Storms were simply disgusted with the inferior accommodations & barbarism generally of the South…”; the prevailing prices of Manhattan real estate, “…No. 45 Pearl St. which we sold 2 years ago at $25,200 sold at auction last week at $24,000, not much rise there…”; and the arrival of a new bicycle, “…The Velocipede has been sent home Bill $5.” Further detailed is his effort to send equipment for his sons’ scientific research, “Insect Pins (large) – I regret to report that after taking out each drawer in the Secretary & looking in all accessible segar [sic] Boxes I find Nary.”


In full:

                                           New York, Mar[ch] 15/[18]69.

                             Dear Ones,

This Monday morning, I received lots of letters from you. One from 8 am Mar[ch] 7 up to Mar. 11 when you were to start for Enterprise. One from Momma & Sam Mar. 11 containing account of the separation of the party you leaving John & sister with Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins. I gather from your acc[oun]t that the Storms were simply disgusted with the inferior accommodations & barbarism generally of the South & were consequently in a bad humor with the universe at large. Also, one letter from Theo dated Enterprise Mar. 7, requesting large insect pins & detailing excursions.

Your telegram reached me Mar. 11 in accordance with which I enclosed $400 in 20s & 50s greenbacks and sent by Southern Express to Theodore L. Mead or Sam[ue]l H. Mead, Jr., Enterprise, Florida.

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It will take a week you reach you. I immediately telegraphed to you at Savannah this fact but received a return message from the manager that you had left Savannah & asking direction. I replied (free of cost) to send the telegram to you at Enterprise by mail. This was very attentive on his part & quite unexpected by me. I supposed they did not care whether any given message was delivered or not.

I infer that you have had no opportunity to make your checks available. If you draw checks let me know, in order that I may be sure that there is money enough to your credit to meet them. You still have the $500 in Bank to your credit if you have not drawn against it. Mrs. Wendel has called & mentioned she & a party were going to Fortress Monroe. She would write you

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frequently I infer if she thought the letters would reach you.

H.M. Colton called in a great pinch for money, wanted $300 bad. He was really kind to Sam when a youngster & so I lent him $100 for 3 weeks. I guess he will pay me. Uncle Obadiah writes me that he would like to sell his farm for $25,000 which is a stunner. I don’t see it at much over half that.

No. 45 Pearl St. which we sold 2 years ago at $25,200 sold at auction last week at $24,000, not much rise there. Frank Luqueer is building 3 houses besides the 2 you know of, he has sold 1 of the three. Robert gets in his new house May 1. James is interested in some way in the building of a 49th St. house opposite his own house.

The Velocipede has been sent home Bill $5. The spokes are all firm but nothing has been done

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to the hubs, the cracks are not filled with putty but I suppose they are as sound as new ones, the cracks being superficial. Theo says that Southern C.O.D. means $2.50 additional on every $50 which pays the Express for taking the money. Fellow countrymen can these things be? I shall stop at Moore’s & pay if I am in time before shipment of F’s gun.

Insect Pins (large) – I regret to report that after taking out each drawer in the Secretary & looking in all accessible segar [sic] Boxes I find Nary.

If you remember the few possible places where you could have put them & tell me, after putting on your thinking cap I can find them or will purchase if you give technical description.

                                   Affect[ionately], Pop


On his first trip to Florida, shortly before the receipt of this letter, Theodore Luqueer Mead, 1852-1936, captured a butterfly specimen only encountered once before, beginning what would be the work of a lifetime in the state. After a butterfly collecting trip to Colorado and the Southwest in the early 1870s, graduation from Cornell University in 1877, and a second research trip to the West, Mead settled near Enterprise, Florida. Managing his citrus groves and continuing the work which so fascinated him over the course of sixty years, he subsequently became the foremost authority in the hybridization of flowers, particularly orchids. He also pioneered the spraying of warm water from artesian wells onto citrus trees, allowing the crop to survive sub-freezing temperatures. Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park, Florida is named in his honor. Theodore’s brother, Samuel H. Mead, Jr., died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1875.

The pages are lightly toned, with easily reparable separation at two horizontal folds.

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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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