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Antique 1909 Jamestown Franklin And Clearfield Railroad Company Gold Bond Certificate

Antique 1909 Jamestown Franklin And Clearfield Railroad Company Gold Bond Certificate

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This stunning Antique 1909 Jamestown Franklin and Clearfield Railroad Company Gold Bond Certificate is the perfect addition to any railroad or early Americana collection! Issued in 1909 by the Jamestown Franklin & Clearfield Railroad Company, this unique bond certificate features ornate engravings from the turn-of-the-century and historic vignettes framed within an elaborate temple architecture. The certificate is a rare piece of early American railroad memorabilia, and has been highly sought after by collectors for its quality and rarity. Great for fulfilling your collection needs, enhance your home decor, or as the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one, this Jamestown Franklin & Clearfield Railroad Company Gold Bond Certificate is sure to be admired for years to come. .

Established in 1862 the Jamestown and Franklin Railroad (J&F) was a short line railroad which operated in Ohio and Pennsylvania. This line was integral in connecting Oil Field, PA with the rest of the rail system. On April 7, 1915, the New York Central (NYC) purchased the Jamestown, Franklin and Clearfield Railroad then immediately abolished the existence of this railroad in name permanently. Most of these stocks and bonds were then cancelled in some of the most extreme ways I have ever seen with huge cuts taken out of them and hundreds of punch holes. Luckily these have few punch holes compared to most and no cuts taken out. See pictures to judge.

15" x 10" ~

My pictures seriously can't do it justice!

Imagine hanging this antique 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.
Continue your journey into the past and find more perfect timeless pieces for yourself or a loved one! Antique Vintage Stock and Bond Certificates Another unique product that gets a lot of attention is Antique 1924 Northern Central Railway Company Gold Bond Certificate. Don't forget to take a look at this amazing collection of memorabilia. Antique Vintage Cigar and other Tobacciana Don't forget to check out our Blog for some neat nostalgia!
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