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Vintage 1963 St. Louis San Francisco Railway Co. Gold Bond Certificate

Vintage 1963 St. Louis San Francisco Railway Co. Gold Bond Certificate

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This stunning and rare vintage 1963 St. Louis San Francisco Railway Co. Gold Bond Certificate is an amazing piece of history! Rare documents such as this one don't come around often, and this is certainly a collector's item and a spectacular addition to any passionate collector's portfolio. This certificate is a one-of-a-kind item that radiates with a captivating aura of tangible historical significance. This gorgeous certificate feels like it could tell stories and contains a brilliant seal for authenticity. Own a piece of history and cherish this amazing bond certificate forever!

The St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (SLSF), commonly known as the "Frisco" operated in the Midwest and South-Central United States since 1876 to April 17, 1980, RIP. Ironically despite the name it never came close to San Francisco and actually the railroad never went west of Texas.

The city of Frisco, Texas, was named after the railroad and uses the former railroad's logo as its own logo. The logo is modeled after a stretched-out raccoon skin (giving rise to Frisco High School's mascot, the Fighting Raccoons) The amusement park Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, runs multiple diesel-fired or heating oil-fired steam trains around the park on its 2-foot-gauge rail line, known as the Frisco Silver Dollar Line. The Frisco operated in that part of the country, and supplied construction help to the park, along with the rails and ties, back when this line was being built in 1962. To pay homage to this iconic railroad the trains sport the Frisco name and logo.

Frisco also operated the famous and renowned Texas Special. This luxurious train, a streamliner from 1947, ran from St. Louis to Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas.

As per Wiki other famous lines in songs and movies from this amazing bond are:
The Bluebonnet (St. Louis to San Antonio—with through service by M-K-T-- leaving early afternoon, arriving in Dallas/Ft. Worth the next morning and arriving San Antonio late afternoon.)
Chadwick Flyer (Branch line from Springfield to Chadwick, Missouri; discontinued by March 1933)
Firefly (at various times serving St. Louis, Kansas City, Fort Scott, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. This was Frisco’s first streamliner, and the first streamliner to be built in the southwest, the streamline modifications being done by Frisco itself)
General Wood (Originally between St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri from May 1941; truncated in June 1942 to service between St. Louis and Newburg, Missouri; and, discontinued entirely in the fall of 1946.)
Governor (Joplin-Tulsa-Oklahoma City)
Kansas City–Florida Special (Kansas City–Jacksonville)
Kansas Limited (St. Louis-Wichita-Ellsworth)
Kansas Mail (St. Louis-Wichita)
Memphian (St. Louis–Memphis)
Memphis Passenger (St. Louis–Memphis)
Meteor (St. Louis–Tulsa-Oklahoma City by night with connecting train Monett-Fort Smith-Paris, TX)
Oil Fields Special (Kansas City-Tulsa-Dallas-Ft. Worth, with through service to Houston)
Oklahoman (Once connected Kansas City–Tulsa but was later rerouted between St. Louis–Oklahoma City)
Southland (Kansas City–Birmingham) (truncated successor to the Kansas City–Florida Special)
Southwest Limited (St. Louis-Tulsa-Oklahoma City-Lawton)
St. Louis-Memphis Limited (St. Louis-Memphis-Birmingham)
Sunnyland (Kansas City/St. Louis–Atlanta/Pensacola/New Orleans)
Tulsa Texan (a joint Frisco-Katy operation inaugurated between Tulsa and Houston in 1937, and phased out between March and July 1940)
Texas Flash (Tulsa-Sherman-Dallas by day)
Texokla Limited (St. Louis-Springfield-Dallas)
Texas Limited (St. Louis-Springfield-Dallas, with through service to Houston-Galveston)
Texas Special (St. Louis-Springfield-Dallas-Ft. Worth, with through service to Austin-San Antonio)
Will Rogers (St. Louis–Oklahoma City/Wichita by day, 1936-1965; with through service northbound out of St. Louis to Chicago via the Alton Railroad or Wabash Railroad)

15" x 10" ~

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 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.

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 bond certificates is they could have all kinds of interesting signatures and or stamps, and you honestly never know whom you will find. Almost all bonds 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.
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