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Vintage 1930s Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Stock Certificate Monopoly b & o Rr, Blue

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Antique Vintage 1930s Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Stock Certificate, Blue, Monopoly B & O RR, Tom Thumb Train

11 1/2" x 7 1/4" ~

Such a unique vignette and a view into the past from the oldest RR in the USA that started in 1830 featuring the famous Tom Thumb Railroad. The B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore still dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards still reminds us of one of the most famous railroads to travel America. The B&O owes its fame, in part, to its inclusion as one of the four featured railroads in the original version of the popular board game Monopoly; it is the only railroad on the board that did not directly serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, the city whose street names were used in the game's original edition. This company is so special the last signer of the Declaration of Independence alive, Charles Carroll, laid the first cornerstone on July 4th, 1828 and it is still displayed at the B&O Museum in Baltimore. The oldest railroad bridge still operating in the country was made by B & O because they were built out of granite, in the beginning, erring on the side of more sturdiness not knowing the exact materials needed. The battles through history between B&O and Pennsylvania Railroad are legendary with moves and countermoves to gain an advantage over the other.

This is a unique piece of American memorabilia that was an important part of building our country.

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.

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.

This item is within 10 years of full antique status.

The Vintage 1930s Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Stock Certificate Monopoly b & o Rr, Blue was built with people like you in mind. Something to keep you happy. Every. Single. Day.

Inventory Last Updated: Feb 07, 2023