Winter 2017 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/3/2017
Important 19th century American industrialists, capitalists, philanthropists. Striking, highly ornate Standard Oil Trust stock certificate signed "J.D. Rockefeller" as President & "H.M. Flagler" as Secretary on front of certificate, 15x6.75, April 6 1876 for $3,500,000., 35,000 shares $ 100 each, endorsed on verso, staining, tear with professional restoration not affecting either signature, slightly uneven right edge. Of historical note, Standard Oil Trust was formed in 1882 to consolidate Rockefeller's many holdings, dissolved in 1892 by Supreme Court decree acting under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Rockefeller/Flagler dual signed Standard Oil stock certificates have long been considered the most desirable of the "Robber Baron" documents
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER (1839-1937) & HENRY FLAGLER (1830-1913) DOCUMENT SIGNED--RARE DUAL SIGNED STANDARD OIL TRUST CERTIFICATE
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