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  • Two Early Ohio Railroad Stock Certificates -- One from 1850s, Other fr

    Two Early Ohio Railroad Stock Certificates (scripophily) with classic railroad scenes. First is a Cincinnati Wilmington & Zanesville RR issued in 1856 -- pre Civil War -- with vignette of old steam locomotive train on bend. Issued to Dayton & Cincinnati RR, who eventually took over this line. VF+ condition with close cut left border. The second is a 1860s Little Miami RR, a civil war vintage certificate with vignette of Tom Thumb train (one of earliest trains in US railroad history). Both are in VF+

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  • 1881 Missouri Kansas & Texas RR Stock Certificate signed by Jay Gould

    1881 Missouri Kansas & Texas RR Stock Certificate, issued to and signed by Jay Gould. Jay Gould (1836-1892) was one of several infamous 19th century robber-barons. Two incidents earned his place in history. In the first, Gould and his partners, James Fisk and Daniel Drew, contested Cornelius Vanderbilt for control of the Erie Railroad in 1867. Gould and his partners won. They proceeded to plunder the railroad and manipulated stock prices. From 1868-1870, the company sold $5 million in fraudulent stock,

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  • 1888 Wagner Palace Car Stock Certificate

    1888 Wagner Palace Car Co Stock Certificate. Very attractive railroad certificate with center vignette of passenger train and circular side vignettes of buildings. Webster Wagner (1817-1882) invented the sleeping car. In 1858 he had four sleeping cars in operation. Eventually, improved versions were adopted on all the lines of the Vanderbilt RR system. In 1867 he manufactured the first drawing-room car, and founded the Wagner Palace Car company, of which he was president until his death. He also invented

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  • Blank Stock and Bond Certificates

    Blank Stock and Bond Certificates Be an important person! Why be satisfied plodding along at your old job down there at the fish packing plant, while Joe, who you graduated from high school with is making it big in electronics, and has bought his wife Maxine a genuine man-made Rabbit Fur Coat, and they are going to South Jersey this summer for vacation? With one of our #2567 Blank Stock Certificate, which is from a real corporation, (such as a telephone company), you can impress almost anybody. When filled

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  • 18__ Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Stock Certificate

    18__ Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Stock Certificate. Very rarely seen Virginia street railroad scripophily certificate. Company operated a trolley system in Newport News and Hampton, Virginia at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. In 1902 it had 40 miles of track with 60 electric trolley cars. EF condition. Purchasing Notes: Payment by check or PayPal. You can opt out of insurance, which I generally recommend. Ruby Lane strongly encourages insurance. However, this may not make

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  • 189_ Weems Steamboat Co of Baltimore City Stock Certificate

    189_ Weems Steamboat Co of Baltimore City Stock Certificate. Large scripophily item with detailed side-wheel steamboat. Weems Steamboat Co wasized by Capt George Weems in the 1820s and operated on the Chesapeake Bay for nearly 90 years. His first steamboat, the "Surprise," ran between the Patuxent River and the Port of Baltimore, with several stops along the way including Annapolis. As Weems' business expanded, he acquired several large side-wheel steamers, including the "Wenonah" and the "St. Mary's,"

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  • Foreign Stock Certificates

    Sale Price: $149.96 You save $49.99! Telefonica De Argentina is owned by Telefonica, S.A. with headquarters in Madrid Spain. Telefonica, S.A has roots dating to 1924. Sale Price: $149.96 You save $49.99! Telefonica De Espana is owned by Telefonica, S.A. with headquarters in Madrid Spain. Telefonica, S.A has roots dating to 1924. This FannieMae (Federal National Mortgage Association) Bond is a great collector’s piece representing the recent mortgage meltdown scandal. FannieMae certificates are extremely

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  • The Stock & Bond Collector's Price Guide by Bill Yatchman

    The Stock & Bond Collector's Price Guide by Bill Yatchman BO1000 Greentree Stocks, MI, 1984, 234pp, 1212 photographs of various stocks and bonds by category. Book includes an introduction to terms commonly used in the hobby. (Historic Stock Certificates Usa, Volume 1 by Hans Braun) Next Item

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  • 1873 Milwaukee & St Paul RW Scrip Stock Certificate signed by Russell

    1873 Milwaukee & St Paul RW Scrip Stock Certificate signed by Russell Sage. Russell Sage (1816-1906) was an important 19th century financier, who made a fortune in the wholesale grocery business, eventually moving on to railroad and other investment opportunities, often with Jay Gould as a partner. He was inventor of "put" and "call" options. Leaving $70 million when he died, his fortune funded the Russell Sage Foundation. This scripophily certificate is in VF condition with multiple punch cancellations,

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  • Famous Titanic Stock - International Mercantile Marine Company

    Famous Titanic Stock - International Mercantile Marine Company Product Details This beautifully engraved certificate from the International Mercantile Marine Company - owner of White Star Line - was formed by J.P. Morgan. White Star Line constructed three sister ships; Olympic, Britannic, and the ill fated Titanic which sunk on its maiden voyage on April 15th, 1912. Top vignette depicts Titanic type ship, bottom vignette depicts classical woman in a nautical setting. Cancelled. This is an excellent display

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  • 1930 French Riviera Hotel Company Bond Certificate

    1930 French Riviera Hotel Company Bond Certificate 1930 French Riviera Hotel Company Stock Certificate You save $49 .99 ! Description This 1930 certificate is from the famous French Riviera Hotel Company - Societe des Grands Hotels de la Riviera. Text is in French. Dated December 5, 1930. Certificate No. 059,359. Coupons 5-32 are attached to the bottom. Features

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  • 1906 Philadelphia Traction Stock Certificate signed by George Widener

    1906 Philadelphia Traction Co. Stock Certificate. Attractive Philadelphia Trolley scripophily certificate with vignette of electric trolley next to horse carriage. Certificate signed by George Widener as president. George Widener was son of Peter Widener, a successful businessman who started several street railways in Philadelphia. George assumed responsibility of his father's business and oversaw the development of cable and electric trolleys. He was president and a significant stockholder in about a dozen

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  • 1869 State of North Carolina Bond Certificate signed by W Holden

    1869 State of North Carolina Bond Certificate signed by William Holden. Continuing a tradition of supporting railroad construction before the Civil War, these bonds were issued after the war to rebuild rail lines destroyed in the war. Unfortunately, corruption was rampant in southern states after the war, and most of the funds earmarked for railroad repair and construction were siphoned to unscrupulous businesses. William Holden, governor of North Carolina, when the bonds were issued, was a courageous

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  • 1886 Mann's Boudoir Car Bond Certificate

    1886 Mann's Boudoir Car Bond Certificate signed by Civil War Colonel William D'Alton Mann. Attractive scripophily item with vignette of stage coach adjacent to steam locomotive pulling a sleeping car. The Mann's Boudoir Car Company was incorporated in 1883, 11 years after William D'Alton Mann obtained a patent to produce what he called a "boudoir" car. Because George Pullman earlier had patented the sleeping car, Mann produced sleeping cars in Europe for several years. He returned to the United States and

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  • 1853 New York Central RR Bond Certificate Signed by Erastus Corning

    1853 New York Central $1000 RR bond certificate signed by Erastus Corning. Historic old scripophily document with great vignettes of New York state seal, bridge over river, and NYC route. Very bold signature by Corning. Erastus Corning (1794-1872) was a famous railroader and politician. He was the first president of the New York Central line, and served as a state senator in New York as well as a Representative in US Congress (during the Civil War). Corning, New York named in his honor. Certificate is in

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  • 1900 Findley Gold Mining Stock Certificate -- Cripple Creek

    1900 Findley Gold Mining Stock Certificate. Located in Cripple Creek Colorado, the Findley mine produced $1-2 million in gold over a 15 year period. Neat scripophily document in VF+ condition, with small punch hole cancels. Purchasing Notes: Payment by check or PayPal. You can opt out of insurance, which I generally recommend. Ruby Lane strongly encourages insurance. However, this may not make sense on scripophily shipments (which are not exactly breakable). My experience in mailing thousands of packages is

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  • 1865 Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Co Stock Certificate

    1865 Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Co Stock Certificate. Beautiful scripophily item with vignettes of early oil rigs and a Roberts torpedo exploding in a well. Prior to the invention of the oil well torpedo, oil wells produced only small quantities of oil for a short time. They had to be redrilled due to the build-up of paraffin and clay deposits. It was not until January 28, 1865 when Col. E.A.L. Roberts successfully discharged his eight pound torpedo, that oil production could be increased significantly. The

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  • 1907 Santa Cruz Mines & Smelter Bond Certificate

    1907 Santa Cruz Mines & Smelter Bond Certificate. Small vignette of miner leaning on pick. Historic southern Territory of Arizona copper mine. Company was a reorganization of the Mowry Mines Co and Alto Mines Co. The Mowry Mine was one of earliest mines in the Patagonia District with operations dating to before the Civil War. This scripophily bond is in VF+ condition. Purchasing Notes: Payment by check or PayPal. You can opt out of insurance, which I generally recommend. Ruby Lane strongly encourages

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  • 1934 Kensington National Bank Stock Certificate Fantastic Vignettes

    1934 Kensington National Bank of Philadelphia Stock Certificate. Two fantastic vignettes on this pretty scripophily document. On the left is shipbuilding wharf scene, with 3 masted ship tilted over in water to repair hull below water line. On right is meeting between colonists and Indians presided over by Penn. VF+ condition. Purchasing Notes: Payment by check or PayPal. You can opt out of insurance, which I generally recommend. Ruby Lane strongly encourages insurance. However, this may not make sense on

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  • 18__ Central Transfer Co Stock Certificate

    18__ Central Transfer Co Stock Certificate. The Central Transfer Railway & Storage Co is a single-track standard-gauge steam terminal railroad, located in Louisville, KY, principally on Ormsby Ave. It extends from connections with the lines of Southern Railway Co and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co near Seventh Street to a connection on Fourteenth Street with the line of the Illinois Central Railroad Co, a distance of 0.65 mile. The carrier is being operated by the Southern Railway, which, jointly

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  • 1882 Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs Co Bond Certificate

    1882 Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs Co $500 Bond Certificate, signed by Henry M. Mathews (as president), governor of West Virginia from 1876 to 1881. The Greenbrier is a historic resort situated on 6,500 acres in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The mineral water spring in the middle of the grounds has been the center of resort life since 1778. In the 19th century, wealthy Southern families summered at the Old White, as it was called, drinking the famed mineral waters

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  • 1838 Louisville Cincinnati & Charleston RR Bond Certificate (Scripophi

    1838 State of South Carolina guaranteed bond for the Louisville Cincinnati & Charleston RR. This is earliest known railroad bond. Bond features two nice vignettes of very early locomotive steam engines. This railroad had an interesting history. South Carolina was one of the first states to realize the economic benefits of railroads, loaning $100,000 to the South Carolina Canal & Railroad Company (chartered in 1827) to build a 136-mile road from Charleston to Hamburg, which was completed in 1833. It was then

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  • 1899 Edison Portland Cement Stock Certificate signed by Thomas Edison

    1899 Edison Portland Cement Temporary Stock Certificate (serial #3) issued to and signed by Thomas Edison. Classic umbrella signature of Thomas A Edison on back of this certificate # 3 for 10,000 shares. Thomas Edison was America's most prolific inventor. In addition to his well-known inventions of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, Edison spent considerable effort in industrial processes, including iron ore processing, electrical generation

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  • 18__ Mifflin & Centre County RR Stock Certificate

    18__ Mifflin & Centre County RR Stock Certificate. Classic scripophily certificate with vignette of steam locomotive and cars leaving town. The Mifflin & Centre County Railroad Co was funded by the Pennsylvania RR in 1862 to provide a branch connecting Lewistown PA to Reedsville PA, a 7 mile line. Upon completion of the this branch in 1865, the Pennsylvania RR took control of it, and extended the road another 5.4 miles north from Reedsville to Milroy by 1868. Certificate is in VF+ condition. Purchasing

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  • 1890s Ohio & Mississippi RW Stock Certificate

    1890s Ohio & Mississippi RW Stock Certificate. Very attractive scripophily certificate with steam locomotive vignette. The Ohio and Mississippi RW operated between Cincinnati, Ohio, and East St. Louis, Illinois from 1857 to 1893. On October 6, 1866, an Adams Express Co car was robbed by the Reno Gang just east of Seymour, Indiana becoming the first train robbery in US history. In 1893, the Ohio & Mississippi merged with the Baltimore and Ohio SW RW, which is now part of CSX Transportation. VF+ condition.

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  • 1983 Euro Disneyland Bond Certificate

    1983 Euro Disneyland Bond Certificate. Attractive French scripophily bond with vignette of Mickey Mouse. Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort, is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vall e, a new town located 32 km east of the centre of Paris and is the most visited attraction in all of France and Europe. EF condition Purchasing Notes: Payment by check or PayPal. You can opt out of insurance, which I generally recommend. Ruby Lane strongly encourages insurance. However, this may not make sense on

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  • 1854 Rensselaer & Saratoga RR Stock Certificate

    1854 Rensselaer & Saratoga RR Stock Certificate. Very attractive and scarce upstate New York scripophily railroad certificate with woodcut vignette of rowboat on lake. The Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad was chartered in 1832. 25 miles of line were completed in 1836 between Troy and Ballston Spa, New York. Despite its name, the railroad only reached to Ballston Spa and relied on the Saratoga and Schenectady RR to give it access to Saratoga Springs, New York. When an agreement was not forthcoming, investors

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  • 1873 Burlington & Missouri River RR Stock Certificate

    1873 Burlington & Missouri River RR Stock Certificate. Very beautiful scripophily railroad document with oval vignette of detailed steam locomotive and freight cars. This line was incorporated in 1852 to build a railroad across the state of Iowa. It was acquired by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1872. VF+ condition. Purchasing Notes: Payment by check or PayPal. You can opt out of insurance, which I generally recommend. Ruby Lane strongly encourages insurance. However, this may not make sense

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  • 1928 Standard Oil Co Stock Certificate

    1928 Standard Oil Co of Kentucky was incorporated in 1886 and was part of the John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust, which was broken up in a historic 1911 Supreme Court Case. Standard Oil of Kentucky was one of 34 of the Standard Oil pieces resulting from that breakup. It's regional market covered the states of Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Standard Oil of Kentucky remained independent until it merged with Standard Oil of California (Chevron) in 1961. Standard Oil stock

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  • 1863 Confederate Bond Certificate with vignette of Stonewell Jackson

    1863 Confederate Bond with vignette of Stonewell Jackson. Criswell 122A, a counterfeit bond similar to CR-122. Full borders with 7 coupons attached at bottom of bond. Second Series, printed on heavy white paper. No SECOND SERIES genuine bond exists. The genuine version of this bond was printed on pink paper with no series number. This is a postwar counterfeit produced in the Netherlands, from 1879 to 1884, and sold to British speculators attempting to recover part of their original investment in Confederate

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