Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by gsalexan, Mar 20, 2011.
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I've got several railroad and mining stocks framed and hung on the wall.
100 shares @ $1/per
6 shares @ $2.50/per
Those bears look quite awkward in their human-apeing.
This certificate is overstamped with a notice halving the par value as stated on the certificate itself. Guess they were too cheap to print new ones out and just stamped the existing ones.
McKesson & Robbins (now McKesson Corporation) is a pharmaceutical company.
They were also involved in a huge 1938 scandal so bad that it led to major corporate auditing reforms. Neato.
I picked up quite an interesting item a couple days ago. This is not a bond, exactly, but more of a temporary loan certificate. It was used to help fund the U.S. Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition (150th) in Philadelphia, in 1926. This was hoped to be a major event like the 1876 International Centennial Exhibition or the 1893 Columbian World's Fair. A commemorative stamp, half dollar, and a $2.5 gold piece (example below is not mine). But attendance was much below expectations and the fair ended up losing $20 million. This certificate is unissued, which may not be a bad thing, as many people never got back the money they put up.
CNA Financial Corporation is the 8th largest commercial insurer in the US.
Exactly. I think a lot of folks looked at is as a patriotic contribution. Here's some further background I found online:
Collins Radio Company, (which became) Rockwell Collins was a multinational corporation company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa providing avionics and information technology systems and services to government agencies and aircraft manufacturers. The company was acquired by United Technologies Corporation on November 27, 2018, and now operates as part of Collins Aerospace.
The vignette is gorgeous, and can be found on the 1944 Curacao 1 Gulden note.
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