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Very Rare Antique 1871 Vermont And Massachusetts Railroad Co. Stock Certificate

Very Rare Antique 1871 Vermont And Massachusetts Railroad Co. Stock Certificate

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This iconic Very Rare Antique 1871 Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad Co. Stock Certificate is now available for sale! This original document is nearly 150 years old and has been carefully preserved in near mint condition. It offers a unique piece of history as a collector's item; it provides insight into a bygone industry and a piece of economic heritage. This certificate contains signatures of the company President and Treasurer and intricate, detailed designs with strong vintage appeal. An absolute must-have for any serious collector of historical documents or railroad memorabilia!

This is the only one I have like this with the old "Massachusetts Style" vignettes before they switched over to the "Vermont Style". Look how they dripped the ink when they signed this cert with the quill it is so neat!

11 3/4" x 7 1/4" ~

The Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad Company whose main office was in Boston, MA was incorporated under a special act of Massachusetts of March 15, 1844. Its purpose was constructing a railroad from Fitchburg to Athol, Mass., and beyond Athol to various points near the Vermont or New Hampshire State line.

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 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.

This item is a full antique.
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