Monday, November 30, 2009

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway stock. Absolutely superb graphics including great side view of 'America' locomotive and coal car. Another of an eagle.
State(s): Illinois, Iowa
Years: 1902

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bluebird Copper-Gold Mining Company

1903 stock of a company with mines in Utah. A truly charming stock in beautiful condition. Exceptional!

This is the first opportunity we’ve had to offer this great Classic. Very Rare! Only $35.00!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Planet Hollywood Collectible Note

1999, Delaware, uncancelled Planet Hollywood stock.
Multicolored by American Bank Note.

Printed signatures of Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone.

Fun to own or makes a unique gift!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Collectible Richmond, VA 1864 Bond

Richmond, VA, 1864, $1,000 Bond. (Second Series) or (Third Series). With 1 row of coupons. Nice Graphics including an Equestrian Figure of Washington. Large and impressive, and in excellent condition.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Parts Of A Stock: Company Name

The company’s name invariably occupies a central and visible location on the stock certificate, generally just above its center where it immediately draws the attention of the viewer. Besides its prominent location, the company name often is set in a special font style or interesting bold lettering which stands out on the certificate. Sometimes it is an unusual name that makes the title standout even more.

The company name provides an important reference point to begin an evaluation of a stock certificate. It also provides a reference point when tracing a company’s name changes, mergers, acquisitions, and such, over a period of time.

Companies having famous or noteworthy names, as well as unusual or odd names, are more avidly sought, at least on the basis of their name. Collectors do not base their decision to collect solely on the basis of a company name, as there are numerous other variables to consider.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

American Automotive Stock Certificates by Lawrence Falater

American Automotive Stock Certificates by Lawrence Falater is the collectors' guide with values, many full page photographs, and descriptions of North American automotive stock and bond certificates.

Quite extensive and very useful in this popular area of collecting. Especially popular with car enthusiasts.

BR Press, Port Clinton, OH, 1997, 400pp. Hard cover book.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Story of Jay Cooke

The nation was slowly healing its wounds and recovering from the disastrous effects of the Civil War. Visionaries of the period looked to the future and the opportunities available in a recovering nation’s expansion. Naturally so, men of stout hearts looked West, and so it is no surprise that the man who successfully orchestrated the Union effort in selling bonds to finance the war turned his eye toward his next great challenge, the resurrection of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

After years of failed attempts at financing the road, the future of the company lie in doubt. Jay Cooke arrived on the scene, successfully lobbying Congress for legislative change which would facilitate his grand plan for financing the construction of the road. Thus the first tracks of what would become America’s second transcontinental railroad were laid. As construction continued, rising costs necessitated the need for constantly growing amounts of capital and Jay Cooke boldly took the lead. His optimism for the costly project exceeded even his firm’s abilities to muster the financial resources to continue in the face of ever-increasing fears of failure by the banking community.

Ultimately, with Jay Cooke & Company’s fortunes closely tied to the Northern Pacific Project, the firm failed and was forced into bankruptcy and in some part, contributed to the onset of the financial panic of 1873.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company

Originally incorporated in 1863 and known as the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad, the road provided the first service between Duluth and the Twin Cities upon its completion in 1870. Serving as the all-important eastern terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the road linked the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. A victim of the panic of 1873, the company defaulted on its bonds and was reorganized in 1877 as the Saint Paul and Duluth Railroad. It was absorbed by the Northern Pacific in 1900.

These exceptional stocks are beautifully printed by American Bank Note Company. The two Steamships and Locomotive scenes are so very impressive. A fine example of engraving of this Golden Era of Financial Printing.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

$1,000 Confederate Bond

$1,000 Confederate bond with nearly complete coupons, Criswell-138. Vignette of James A. Seddon.
Signed by Robert Tyler (son of President Tyler). April 30, 1863 Act. Excellent condition.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ransom Eli Olds - Reo Motors 1916 Stock

Ransom Eli Olds (1864-1950), Automobile Manufacturer. In 1885 he bought an interest in his father’s machine shop and after much experimentation, he produced his first “horseless carriage,” a three-wheeled, steam-powered vehicle whose first test drive roused a terrible commotion in the neighborhood. He later established the basic pattern for the Detroit automobile industry.

In 1904, Olds organized the Reo Motor Car Company. President until 1924 and Chairman until 1936.
Great 1916 stock with Olds signing at front as President. Nice signature, lightly hole cancelled. Excellent condition.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cornelius, William Kissam, and Frederick Vanderbilt Autographed Bond

Cornelius Vanderbilt (1843-1899), Financier, Philanthropist. Asst. Treasurer (1867) of New York & Harlem RR, then President from 1886 until his death. Trustee and benefactor of numerous colleges and universities in New York.

Also signed by son William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920), Chairman of the board of directors of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern RR (1883-1903); President of New York, Chicago and St Louis Railway (1882-87.) Frederick W. Vanderbilt (1856-1938), Capitalist, PH.D from Yale. He worked in every department of his father’s railroad system.

This 1882 $10,000 bond is signed by the three important sons of William H. Vanderbilt. Issued as well to William H. Vanderbilt and also signed by Chauncey M. Depew. The three sons include Cornelius, and Frederick, signing at back (with moderate hole cancellations). The third son, Wm. K. Vanderbilt signs at front. His signature and Depew’s are superb and untouched by the cancellation holes. Includes 5 matching portraits. Superb! One of the nicest American autographed bonds ever.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Unissured US Treasury Certificate - Al Capp Characters

This 1949 unissued certificate was given to people who bought savings bonds. The vibrant, multicolored artwork is by the legendary Al Capp, and features his great cartoon characters and encouraging the young with key words like THRIFT, LOYALTY, TRUST, DUTY, TRUTH, etc.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Collectible Cleveland Indians Stock

Baseball fans....We have a 1998, Ohio, Cleveland Indians Common Stock certificate. Multicolored underprinting of baseball stadium. One of the nicest modern stocks I've seen and it is in mint condition.

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