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Antique Vintage 1920s - 1970s West Shore Railroad Stock Certificate

Antique Vintage 1920s - 1970s West Shore Railroad Stock Certificate

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Experience a piece of history with this one-of-a-kind Antique Vintage 1920s - 1970s West Shore Railroad Stock Certificate. This rare item is an authentic relic from the era when the railroad industry was booming! It's beautiful art deco design features a traditional locomotive hauling a passenger train on the coast, lending a touch of nostalgia to any room. Perfect for any collector of vintage stocks or railroad memorabilia, this unique certificate will certainly make a lasting impression. Don't miss out on your chance to own this captivating piece of history – its classic look will be sure to bring a smile to any enthusiast's face!

14" x 9 1/2" ~ Picture is of a 1940s all look the same except some of the later have a small Penn Central label to denote the ownership change. Some of these decades are very uncommon.

The NYC bought the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railway on November 24, 1885, and renamed it the West Shore Railroad, leasing it for 475 years from January 1, 1886. What makes this stock really neat is the principal and interest owed all came due on 2361 and you were just to show up to their office to collect.

West Shore has a long and storied history provided service from New York City via Weehawken, New Jersey to Albany and Buffalo. This line became part of Penn Central in 1968 and passed to Conrail in 1976 after Penn Central's 1970 bankruptcy. It is now under the control of the huge conglomerate CSX.

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 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 stock and bond 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 with the time it would take to do thousands of certificates my mother and I decided years ago not to bother.
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 1913 The New York Central Railroad Company Gold Bond Certificate. This collection of vintage collectibles has been hot lately. Antique Vintage Cigar and other Tobacciana Always some neat history and fun reading in our Blog.
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