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    John D. Rockefeller Standard Oil Trust Stock Signed. One partially printed page, 16" x 7.75", New York; December 26, 1884. Certificate No. A467 with original receipt attached, issuing 100 shares to Secretary H. M. Flagler. Boldly signed by John D. Rockefeller as president, countersigned by Henry M. Flagler as secretary. Engraved in black and brown ink, the intricate borders and corner decorations of this handsome issue are offset by a large vignette of the Washington Capitol building at upper center. The stock certificate was cancelled in New York on January 26, 1885. On verso is equally attractive with a completed section entitled "For Value Received", which records the sale of half of these shares to Sarah E. Daniels and appoints W.H. Beardsley as Attorney, dated January 26, 1885.

    Condition: Flattened folds, light toning at edges, with small amounts of paper loss along left margin of receipt occurring when it was removed from binding. Small cancellation stamp at the upper margin. All of the signatures have been struck through in the same brown ink. There is a small amount of paper loss at Flagler's signature due to stamp. Overall good.

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    John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) was an American industrialist who organized Standard Oil Trust in 1863, gained a monopoly in the oil business. The company was renamed the Standard Oil Company in 1870, and Rockefeller soon became the world's first billionaire. He once stated in court that one of his partners, Henry Flagler, was actually "the brains behind the Standard Oil Trust." Flagler later transformed Florida into a vacation destination, and is known as the father of Palm Beach and Miami, Florida.

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