Friday, June 22, 2012

William G. Fargo - American Merchants Union Express

William G. Fargo - American Merchants Union Express Stock Certificate

William G. Fargo (1818-1881), Expressman. First co-owner of Wells & Co., Secretary of American Express (1850), helped organize Wells, Fargo & Co. for express service to California (1852). By 1855 the company controlled Western express business, carrying gold dust, mail, packages, and passengers.

Wells Fargo and associated express companies were united as the American Express Co. in 1873, with Fargo as president. He also served as Buffalo Mayor from 1862-66.

This great stock has nice vignettes, an orange Lincoln imprinted revenue, and a nice uncancelled signature of William G. Fargo. Dated late 1860s and becoming scarce. Excellent Condition.

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