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American transportation pioneers, founded American Express and Wells, Fargo & Co to provide safe, swift transcontinental express service. Colorful American Express Co stock certificate with grand lithography signed "Henry Wells" as President & "Wm G. Fargo" as Secretary, 12x8, May 1 1866, also signed by Alex Holland as Treasurer, usual cancellation cuts slightly affect both signatures, artfully custom matted with vintage, original Wells, Fargo & Co envelope & plaque overall size 16.75x26. Of historical note, American Express was started in 1850 as an express mail business in Buffalo, New York, two years later Wells & Fargo also started Wells Fargo & Co. when some American Express directors objected to their proposal that American Express extend its operations to California

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HENRY WELLS (1805-1878) & WILLIAM FARGO (1818-1881) DOCUMENT SIGNED--EARLY AMERICAN EXPRESS STOCK CERTIFICATEHENRY WELLS (1805-1878) & WILLIAM FARGO (1818-1881) DOCUMENT SIGNED--EARLY AMERICAN EXPRESS STOCK CERTIFICATEHENRY WELLS (1805-1878) & WILLIAM FARGO (1818-1881) DOCUMENT SIGNED--EARLY AMERICAN EXPRESS STOCK CERTIFICATE
HENRY WELLS (1805-1878) & WILLIAM FARGO (1818-1881) DOCUMENT SIGNED--EARLY AMERICAN EXPRESS STOCK CERTIFICATE
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