Antique Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Stock Certificate 1930s, View 1900 Pittsburgh
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This stunning antique stock certificate was issued by the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company in the 1930s. This authentic vintage document is an excellent representation of the renowned railroad that originally ran through western Pennsylvania. Showcasing an intricate detailed "view-style" engraving of the Pittsburg area in the early 1900s, this artifact celebrates an era of railway history and is a must-have for any collector. This unique piece preserved in its original state, making it a great addition to both home and office decor. Enhance your period collection with this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind railroad history heirloom!12" x 8" ~
Most of the ones you find are from the 1950s and later so this from the 1930s is a unique opportunity.
Railroad scripophily certificate with a vignette of the city of Pittsburgh, and also vignettes of a steam locomotive and a sailing ship at a dock. The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie RR was incorporated in 1875. Its main purpose was running unfinished and finished steel between Pittsburgh PA and Youngstown OH.
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 gone all 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.
My pictures seriously don't do it justice. 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 stock certificates is they have all kinds of interesting signatures, and you honestly never know whom you will find. Almost all stocks 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 and the time it would take to do 1000's of certificates my mother and I decided years ago not to bother.
This item has reached full antique status.