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    1875 Centennial International Exhibition Stock Certificate Offered here is a stunning, large (24" x 20") stock certificate from the Centennial Board of Finance to Elizabeth R. Wagner for Five Shares capital stock, numbered 2588. The certificate bears a number of handsome, detailed vignettes surrounding the text and was engraved and printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. John Welsh is shown as President of this Board of Finance, formed to raise money for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The success of the exhibition was in a great measure due to his executive ability, in recognition of which he was presented by the city with a gold medal and with $50,000. This beautiful item is in fine condition with light, original folds and very minor chipping at the edges affecting nothing. Great for display.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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