Lot 293: Jay Gould

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:05:00

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Lot 293: Financier (1836–1892) known for his stock market manipulation of railroad securities; he also tried to corner the gold market, leading to the 'Black Friday' stock market crash of September 1869. Partly-printed DS, one page, 10.75 x 7.5, March 24, 1880. Stock certificate for 100 shares of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company, signed at the conclusion by Gould as its president. Double-matted and framed with a photo of Gould to an overall size of 22.25 x 14. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creases, cancellation holes (one affecting his last name) and pinholes throughout, and other expected document wear. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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