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    John D. Rockefeller Standard Oil Trust Stock Certificate Signed "J. D. Rockefeller." One page, 16.5" x 7.75", New York City, May 25, 1888. Magnificent engraved $100 stock certificate for shares of Standard Oil Trust stock. Engraved in black and green ink. The intricate borders and engraved corner decorations (which bear two small pinholes, one at the upper right corner and one at the bottom left) of this handsome issue are offset by a large vignette of the Washington Capitol building at upper center. Engraved by Franklin Bank Note Company of New York and boldly signed by John D. Rockefeller as president. Aside from Rockefeller's signature, the stock certificate is blank and unused. Verso is equally attractive with a completed section entitled "For Value Received."

    John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) was an American industrialist who organized Standard Oil Co. in 1870, gained a monopoly in the oil business and organized the Standard Oil Trust in 1882. It was dissolved by court decree in 1892.


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    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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