Stocks and Bonds

By: Scott Winslow  09-12-2011

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1864, Virginia. State of Virgnina, Montgomery County Six Year $1000 Bond bearing 6% interest. Some soiling. Overall Fine.

Catalog: # SB-3696

1846, Massachusetts. Stock certificate for 3 shares. Scarce. Uncancelled. Small edge tear at top margin. Fine.

Catalog: # SB-2661

1865, Brooklyn. Attractive Assessment Certificate for Flogging Layfette paying #3,700.28 for improvements. Signed “A.M. Wood,” by ALFRED M. WOOD (1825-1895) May of Brooklyn. During the Civil War, Wood was injured and captured during the Battle of First Manassas. After being exchanged, Wood returned to active duty, but he was injured during First Bull Run and discharged. Black / White. Vignette of an allegorical female at top center. Pen cancellation affects Wood’s signature. Very light paper loss at center of certificate. Heavy crease marks. A rare and unusual certificate dated just on day before the assassination of President Lincoln.

Catalog: # SB-4940

1876, Pennsylvania. Bond for $8,000 bearing 6% interest. Black/White. Very attractive muti-vignetted certificate. Bust portrait vignettes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, William Penn and Henry Clay and city buldings at top center. Punch cancelled and very fine

Catalog: # SB-2913

1950, United States. Series G savings bond. 7 ¾” x 4 ½”. Left border engraved portrait vignette of Abraham Lincoln. Stamp and crayon cancelled. Rare!

Catalog: # SB-5544

1903, Minnesota. Stock certificate for 407 shares. GreenBlack. View of mountains with a smelting operation at center flanked by smaller views of miners at work in upper corners. Litho. If ever there existed a great American Corporation that should have failed in its early years, 3M is certainly it. Founded in 1902 by five Minnesota businessmen in the small town of Two Harbors, the company was formed to mine corundum, an ideal mineral for making sandpaper and grinding wheels. As mining and product sales were underway, the mineral turned out to be a lower quality mineral, causing poor product quality and sales. On the brink of failure, the company founders closed their mine, moved the company to Duluth, Minnesota and began the manufacture of sandpaper with abrasive materials purchased from outside sources. This certificate is signed by two of the company's founders, HENRY S. BRYAN, the first president of the company who had been involved in the railroad business, and JOHN DWAN, first secretary of the company and a local attorney. A superb early certificate signed by two founders of one of America's most dynamic corporations. Stamp cancellation not affecting signatures. Extremely Fine.

Catalog: # SB-3131



.(1822 – 1897) was an American lawyer, financier, and philanthropist. He was one of the founders of the Bell Telephone Company and the first president of the National Geographic Society.

1850, Boston. Stock certificate for 300 shares of the Boston and Chelsea Railroad Company issued to and signed "Gardiner G Hubbard" on the verso. Black on white paper. Receipt glued to the left edge and pen cancelled on the front not affecting the signature. Light soiling and in very good condition.

Catalog: # AM-0625


Benjamin Brewster. DS. 1pp. 13" x 9". Illinois. December 3, 1889. A "Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific" bond for $5,000 issued to and signed by Benjamin Brewster. There is a railroad vignette in the upper right corner and a receipt glued to the left side. It has been punch and stamp cancelled, though not affecting Brewster's large signature. It is in fine condition overall.

Catalog: # W1-0005

188-, New York. Rare Proof Stock certificate for the Union Pacific Railway Company. Large, standing Liberty holding a shield and a flag with an eagle at her feet. Top center vingette of a steam locomotive. Folds. Uncancelled and fine. A gorgeous piece of railroad artwork!

Catalog: # SB-2503

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Autographs & Manuscripts

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Free Franks

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Historical Americana

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Wonderfully hand-colored map with a gorgeous cartouche with American Indians, an alligator, early European traders in background. A New and Accurate Map of America, Drawn from the most approved modern Maps and Charts. First edition, published in Harris.