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Posted 10/23/2011   12:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fernmato to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These pieces are simply beautifull! Those of you that have RR stock certificates do you research the company too or do you just apreciate the document. Im kinda history guy. If I owned one I think I would frame it with some kind of description or historical acount of the document.
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Posted 11/05/2011   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for posting these...
I'd like to see the Chessie again:) (Chesapeake and Ohio).
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Posted 11/05/2011   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I got two or three around here someplace. They would look great framed!
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Posted 02/05/2012   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just received a stock certificate of the "Providence and Worcester Railroad Company" The reason I bought it is that it has a RN-T4 Revenue stamp otherwise, nothing fancy about the certificate. Perhaps unfortunately, it has the company embossed seal placed on top, a bulls eye cancel if ever there was one.

I'll post a scan of it in the next day or so. Its sometimes difficult living in two places with parts of your collection in separate states.

Art
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Posted 03/04/2012   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, it was a little longer than a day or so...

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Posted 03/04/2012   4:23 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The P&W is still around, but has been reorganized.

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Posted 03/10/2012   07:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add desertfox to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one from the New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company. While these stocks are simply beautiful, I do not collect them but ones got one so it is lying around in my piles...
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Posted 01/01/2013   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Thegreentreefrog to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen these at flea markets, very cool.
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Posted 06/30/2014   2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a big fan of stocks and bonds, particularly railroads, and I was very pleased to discover this forum after I joined. So I thought I'd give this thread a bump with several I just picked up recently. These are all unissued, but since I collect for the engravings that's not a big issue for me.








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Posted 06/30/2014   2:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fernmato, one of the most comprehensive books/websites on railroad stocks/bonds is Terry Cox's:
http://www.coxrail.com/site_map.asp
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Posted 06/30/2014   5:08 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stocks there. I don't actively collect them, though I do have some in my collection of "stuff". Those are unissued, very clean looking.

I just remembered this one that I have:

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Posted 06/30/2014   6:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stock, Nells -- great vignette. Here's one more of my favorites.

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Posted 02/19/2016   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought it might be nice to see some new posts on this thread. Here is one of my oldest railroad stocks, from the Baltimore & Ohio, issued in 1846. Railroad stocks and bonds only go back to about 1835.

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Posted 03/13/2016   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thought I'd throw out another oldie I picked up recently. Erie & Ohio Railroad; this one is unissued but was printed in the late 1840s.


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Posted 05/11/2016   6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Waazwi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful! I just looked at eBay to find hundreds of differing certificates priced from $3 up, many around $30. Most were generally nice looking - nothing like these though. Thanks for sharing.

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