Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 22

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

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Lot 378
Fargo, William G. Founder of the American Express Company with Henry Wells. American Express Stock Certificate Signed as President, February 3, 1881, New York City, 1 page oblong quarto. William J. Vincent buys 20 shares of stock. The attractive certificate is printed in orange and black, with a small round vignette of a dog in the center. Neither the cancellation hole nor the stamped cancellation affects the large bold signature. Fine condition. Scarce.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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Lot 379
Getty, J. Paul (1892-1976) American businessman and oil mogul. Check Signed, Santa Monica, California, July 11, 1946. Drawn on Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles and paid to Walter E. Smith for $196.10. Getty's printed address is lined out and a new one stamped at the top; likewise, the bank's address has been changed at lower left. File holes at left margin, minor ink blots in upper left corner, and one small edge tear. A small bank stamp touches the tail of the "y" in "Getty"' otherwise Good condition.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Lot 380
Huntington, C.P (1821-1900) American railroad builder. Stock Certificate Signed as president of the Newport News and Mississippi Valley Company, New York, February 7, 1887, small oblong folio. A green and white certificate issued to I. Wallach for 100 shares. All 20 coupons are attached and all are cancelled. Small area of paper loss at upper left and some toning; overall Very Good. Huntington was involved in the building of the transcontinental railroad, was president of the Sourthern Pacific RR, served as a lobbyist in Washington for favorable railroad legislation, and held interests in the Chesapeake & Ohio RR, as well as in several steamship companies.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 381
Lansky, Meyer (1902-83) Gangster; "Mogul of the Mob." Check Signed, Boston, Mass., June 4, 1939. Drawn on The National Shawmut Bank of Boston, and paid to Taff & Co Inc. for $300. Lansky engrossed and signed the check in black ink. One ink smear; small bank stamp lightly affects the "y-e-r" in "Meyer." Very Good. Unlike his crime associates Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, and Albert Anastasia, Lansky lived to a ripe and wealthy old age in Miami.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 382
Vanderbilt, Cornelius (1843-99) Grandson of "Commodore" Vanderbilt; head of Vanderbilt family from 1885. Document Signed ("C. Vanderbilt") as Vice President of The Michigan Central Railroad Company, n.p., March 1, 1883. 1 page, folio. A stock certificate for $5,000, bought by The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. With stamp cancel by Union Trust Co. of N.Y. on May 8, 1901. The document is brown and cream, with a decorative border and three lovely vignettes at the top. Vanderbilt's signature is affected by three punched holes from the cancellation; otherwise, Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 383
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Lot 384
Cobb, Ty (1886-1961) Baseball great; known as "The Georgia Peach." Check Signed ("Tyrus R. Cobb"), Reno, Nevada, September 14, 1954. Drawn on the First National Bank of Nevada and paid to Tahoe Boat Co. for $7.34. Cobb engrossed and signed the check in green ink. Lightly toned. Fine condition. Cobb played for Detroit from 1905-26 and managed the club from 1921-26. From 1926-28, he played for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1936, he became the first inductee into the baseball Hall of Fame. He is considered the outstanding offensive player of all time.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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