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The Manuscripts, Collectibles & Space Auction

The William K. Steiner Collection - Stocks & Bonds
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 503
Austin, Stephen F (1793-1836) Texas colonizer. Document signed ("S.F. Austin"), as well as by Texas pioneer statesmen B.T. Archer and Wm. H. Wharton, 1 page, 10¾ x 8 3/8 in., New Orleans, January 11, 1836. "Texian Loan" certificate No. 424, issued to Thomas D. Carneal. Printed by the early Jewish printer in New Orleans, Benjamin Levy. An early Texas government obligation in the amount of $320 or 640 acres of land. The three signers were commissioners to the United States on behalf of the provisional governent of Texas, primarily for the purpose of obtaining financial aid for the struggle against the Mexican dictator Santa Anna. Later in 1836, Austin would lose the first Texas presidential election to Sam Houston, who would then serve as Secretary of State. Very good condition; small erosion to signatures from iron gall ink, dampstain affects Austin's signature, and a few words of text are affected by cut cancellation.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
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Lot 504
Morgan, J. Pierpont (1837-1913, Rome, Italy), American financier and industrial organizer. He reorganized numerous major railroads and consolidated the United States Steel, International Harvester, and General Electric corporations.
Document signed ("J. Pierpont Morgan") as Trustee of the New Jersey Junction Railroad Co. guaranteeing a $1000 One Hundred Year First Mortgage Bond, principal due in 1986, 6 pages, 13½ x 9½ in., June 30, 1886. Bond is number 2900, Five pages of coupons extant, missing only one coupon on the first page. With a lovely Hudson River vignette on the signature page. Fine condition.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 505
Rockefeller, John D (1839-1937) American oil magnate. Document signed ("J.D. Rockefeller") as President of Standard Oil Trust, 1 page, 7 ¾ x 15¾ in., New York, Feb. 9, 1886. A Stock Certificate for 100 shares, issued to George F. Gregory. Countersigned by Henry Flagler as Secretary and Benjamin Brewster as Treasurer. A scarce variety, printed in brown, black and white, instead of the normal green, black and white. The stub is attached, and the transfer has been completed on verso. Machine cancellations only. John D. Rockefeller organized the Standard Oil Company in 1870, gaining a monopoly in the oil business. Standard Oil Trust, which was organized in 1882, was dissolved by court decree in 1892.

Together with a New York Central Railroad Company stock certificate for 50,000 shares, issued to Rotan Mosle Inc., April 1, 1970; also, an unengrossed Stamp For Special Tax United States Internal Revenue, Peddler 4th Class, unsigned with stubs, April 30, 1881. (3 items).
Estimated Value $700 - 900.
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Lot 506
Wells, Henry and William G. Fargo. American Express stock certificate signed ("Henry Wells") as president and ("Wm G. Fargo") as secretary, 1 page, 8¼ x 12 in., New York, Oct. 14, 1863 Certificate No. 1053 for one share to John G. Feldman of New York. Decorative border. Blue stamps at upper right and at left read: "Authorised Capital 10,000 Shares Feby 11th 1865." Minor toning, else fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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