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J.D. Rockefeller Signed 1887 Standard Oil Stock Certificate with Full JSA

Lot Number 657

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Business tycoon John D. Rockefeller (d.1937) was the first American billionaire and adjusting for inflation is likely the richest man in history. Offered is a Rockefeller signed 1887 Standard Oil Trust stock certificate. The backbone of Rockefeller’s financial empire, Standard Oil is considered the first great U.S. business trust. Printed by the Franklin Bank Co. this crisp, clean certificate presents in gorgeous condition, however vertical compacting folds relegate it to a (VF) grade designation. Rockefeller’s powerful and stylish (“8-9”) strength signature appears at bottom right on the line printed as “President”. Measuring 12x8 this highly appealing document is adhered at left with a 4x8 receipt section, bringing the total size of the two sections to 16x8. Also present are the signatures of “Secretary” John D. Archbold (“8”), purchaser Jas. Corrigan (“8”, minor ink migration) and an undetermined “Treasurer” (“8-9”) whose blue ink signature partially overlaps Rockefeller’s without diminishing it. Made in the amount of 100 shares the certificate is hand dated in body of the text as 1/4/1887. Full photo LOA from JSA.

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