American Express Co. Stock Certificate 1855

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American Express Co. Stock Certificate 1855
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This is stock no. 1489, issued to Catharine A. Thornton on July 2, 1855 for 5 shares. This piece is signed by Secretary, William Fargo, President Henry Wells as well as Treasurer Alex Holland. Holland was John Butterfield's son-in-law. This is capital stock, 7,500 shares. There is a lovely vignette of a locomotive in the center on the stock. The printer is identified as Baker & Duyckinck. This piece measures 10.90" x 6.70." The piece has some fading throughout and two large creases. Not cancelled. In 19th century America, the stagecoach ruled the day; those who controlled the mail, controlled the game. The American Express Company formed in 1850 after the express company owners Henry Wells, William Fargo and John Butterfield merged into one company.City: BuffaloCounty: Erie CountyState: NYDate: