JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER SR. - STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED 05/06/1884 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY M. FLAGLER, JABEZ ABEL BOSTWICK - HFSID 285800
Sale Price $4,505.00
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER and HENRY M. FLAGLER
John D. Rockefeller and Henry M. Flagler sign stock certificate for fifty shares.
Stock Certificate signed: "J.D. Rockefeller" as President, "H.M. Flagler" as Secretaryand "J.A. Bostwick" as Treasurer of the Standard Oil Trust, 1p, 11¾x7½ with 4¼x7½ receipt portion attached at left, New York, 1884 May 6. Certifying that "Martin Snider is entitled to Fifty shares in the equity to the property held by the Trustees of the Standard Oil Trust...." Each share was valued at $100. The certificate was cancelled on February 10, 1898. This bond was sold by Snider, who has signed on verso, to Strong, Sturgis & Co. in 1891. The Standard Oil Trust, created in January 1882, placed all stocks and properties of over a dozen oil companies (including Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company of Ohio) into the control of nine trustees of which Rockefeller owned over a third of the combined holdings. The trust was dissolved by court decree in 1892. The patriarch of the Rockefeller family had organized Standard Oil Co. in 1870. Flagler organized the Florida East Coast Railway in 1886, extended the line to Miami and built great hotels at shore resorts (1892-1896). Blank embossed stamp at all three signatures, lightly creased. Vertical fold touches the "H" in Flagler's signature. Filing receipt affixed at left is stained. Overall fine.
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