1800's Chicago & South Western Railway Company Set of Two Stocks // Unissued // Brown and Green
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Product Description Throughout history, companies competed to produce the most impressive stock and bond certificates with brilliant colors, intricate designs, and beautiful vignettes. However, with the rise of the internet and online brokerage firms in the 1990s, the need for physical certificates disappeared. One by one, companies quietly discontinued issuance of their paper stocks and bonds. The eventual demise of the stock certificate ends a tradition that extends back at least 400 years, when the Dutch East Indies Company became the first company to issue certificates. Today, the beautiful stock and bond certificates that remain are enduring relics from a bygone era in American financial history. Product Details — Origin: United States — Includes Certificate Of Authenticity — Housed In Archival Quality Acetate Protective Sleeve
Please Note: The item you receive will match the quality of the product shown but may vary slightly due to the original nature of historical documents. They may be stamped and/or punched cancelled and are no longer negotiable. Light creases, pinholes, and occasional handwriting may also be present.