Great American Railroads Set of 6 Bond Certificates. Great American Railroads: Set of 6 Bond Certificates (1890’s – 1950’s) Product Description:This collection features 6 vintage bond certificates from iconic American railroads, including some older and scarcer certificates. The following railroads are represented: Morris & Essex Railroad Company, Norfolk & Western Railway Company, Chicago & Erie Railroad Company, Buffalo, Rochester, & Pittsburgh Railway Company, New York, Lackawanna & Western Railway Company, and Western Shore Railroad Company. All bond certificates date between the 1890’s and 1950’s. Railroad bonds are some of the largest, most ornate, and most beautiful financial documents in American history. As a rule, bonds are often rarer and more valuable than stock certificates. This historic bond collection is a great start to an impressive railroad ephemera collection and compliments our set of 8 great American railroad stock certificates. Stock and Bond Certificates Explained A stock certificate is a physical piece of paper representing ownership in a company. Stock certificates include information such as the shareholder name, number of shares owned, date issued, an identification number, and usually a corporate seal and signatures. Unlike a stock, a bond is a fixed income instrument that represents a loan made by an investor to a borrower, typically a government or corporation, to finance projects and operations. A bond certificate includes the loan terms, bond holder, principal due date, schedule of interest payments, and usually a corporate seal and signatures. Certificates are Historic Works of ArtThroughout history, companies competed to produce the most impressive stock and bond certificates, with brilliant colors, intricate designs, and beautiful vignettes. However, with the rise of the internet and online brokerage firms in the 1990s, the need for physical certificates disappeared. One by one, companies quietly discontinued issuance of their paper stocks and bonds. A newsworthy example was Walt Disney’s decision in 2013 to phase out their colorful stock certificates featuring renditions of their beloved animated characters. The eventual demise of the stock certificate ends a tradition that extends back at least 400 years, when the Dutch East Indies Company became the first company to issue certificates. Today, the beautiful stock and bond certificates that remain are enduring relics from a bygone era in American financial history. Quality and Authenticity is GuaranteedThe expert staff of Olevian Numismatic Rarities unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of every historic document we sell, and all signatures contained therein. A certificate of authenticity will be included with each item. They may be stamped and/or punched cancelled and are no longer negotiable. Light creases, pinholes, and occasional handwriting may also be present. Shop with confidence and discover why people choose Olevian Numismatic Rarities when it matters most. Packaging:The bonds will be housed in 1 polybag with chipboard backing, ready for safe storage, display, or framing. Size:Each stock is roughly 15 x 11 inches. Great American Railroads: Set of 6 Bond Certificates (1890’s – 1950’s). Product Description: This collection features 6 vintage bond certificates from iconic American railroads, including some older and scarcer certificates. Certificates are Historic Works of Art Throughout history, companies competed to produce the most impressive stock and bond certificates, with brilliant colors, intricate designs, and beautiful vignettes. Quality and Authenticity is Guaranteed The expert staff of Olevian Numismatic Rarities unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of every historic document we sell, and all signatures contained therein. Packaging: The bonds will be houséd in 1 polybag with chipboard backing, ready for safe storage, display, or framing. Size: Each stock is roughly 15 x 11 inches. Sorry, our items are NOT available for pick-up. No additional information at this time. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Transportation\Railroads”. The seller is “onrcoins” and is located in this country: US. 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