Origin: These stock certificates were issued by the Pine Creek Railway Company in the 1880's, which was formed to connect the New York Central and Hudson River Railroads to the coal producing regions of Pennsylvania. Incredibly, each of these certificates hs been hand signed by William K. Vanderbilt, grandson of railroad titan Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794 - 1877), as well as businessman and U.S. Senator Chauncey Depew.
Many of these documents were reissued to different holders throughout the years, with a record of their ownership stamped onto the back often dating into the 1920's. The track laid by the Pine Creek Railway Company was active until 1988, when Conrail ran the last train along the route. Today, the former site of the tracks is a recreational trail.
These certificates were issued during America's Gilded Age, a time when the nation transformed from a small agricultural economy to an industrial powerhouse. Though the US experienced massive economic growth, issues with corporate monopolies and workers rights troubled the era.
The stock certificate comes with a rigid archival document holder for preservation and handling. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
NOTE: This certificate has no value as a financial asset, and will not be honored by any extant company today.
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Your order will include:
- One original issued stock certificate of the Pine Creek Railway Company, signed by William K. Vanderbilt and Chauncey Depew
- Rigid document holder
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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