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Very Rare Antique Ohio & Mississippi Railroad Stock Certificate 1880's

Very Rare Antique Ohio & Mississippi Railroad Stock Certificate 1880's

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Very Rare Antique Ohio & Mississippi Railroad Stock Certificate 1887

12" x 8" ~

The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad mainline was between Cincinnati, Ohio, and East St. Louis, Illinois between 1857 to 1893.

Interesting note that makes this railway even more famous on October 6, 1866, an Adams Express Co car was robbed by the Reno Gang just east of Seymour, Indiana becoming the first train robbery in US history. The Reno gang history is amazing and you can read more here,a%20safe%20containing%20approximately%20%2416%2C000. I love this time period! I always dream of myself as Doc Holiday ;).

In 1893, Ohio & Mississippi merged with the B and O Railroad (yes the Monopoly Railroad) and is still part of the rail transport system today under CSX transportation.

This is a hard-to-find stock definitely take advantage of my prices while I have these available.

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.

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