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Antique 1893 Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago St Louis Railroad Bond Certificate

Antique 1893 Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago St Louis Railroad Bond Certificate

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This magnificent and rare 1893 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St Louis Railroad Bond Certificate offers you the chance to own a piece of history! This classic collectible features an intricate black-and-white vignette and boldly worded language from the railroad company, making it all the more unique and special. Invest in an item unlike any other, that will remain timeless for decades to come. Display your certificate with pride, for all to admire and appreciate its expansive reach across time and space. Don’t miss this unique and historic opportunity to share in the legacy of an iconic 19th Century American railroad.

The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway commonly abbreviated CCC&StL RR was started in 1889 and was also known as the Big Four Railroad was a major company operating in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. This famous vignette was engraved by G.F.C.Smillie at the age of 17 in 1872. This was the largest one of the 3 "Reapers" series he did and is titled "The Reapers No.2". Amazing looking bond!

15" x 10" ~

My pictures seriously can't do it justice!

Imagine hanging this vintage historic collectible on your wall as home decor in any room! Stock certificates are another thing that is limited in supply and once they are all gone into museums and collections, they will be hard to get. They are such historic documents with so much history behind them. The first stock certificate was issued in 1606 by the Dutch East India Company. 407 years of history later the Walt Disney Company issued one of the last paper stock certificates from a major corporation in 2013.

These had to be done on heavy paper stock, almost like a dollar bill but stiffer and more durable, which makes them stay vibrant and new looking for a long time. The other very unique thing about bond certificates is they could have all kinds of interesting signatures and or stamps, and you honestly never know whom you will find. Almost all bonds are signed by the company President and Secretary. Some collectors research the other signatures and historic significance, and it adds so much provenance and value to an already valuable item. I have never done this as I can barely read my own signature let alone one from over 100 years ago.
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