Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
WITH BUTTERFIELD'S SIGNATURE (BUSINESS.) WELLS, HENRY; AND WILLIAM GEORGE FARGO. Partly-printed Document Signed, by both ("Henry Wells," as President, and "WmG. Fargo," as Secretary), stock certificate for 68 shares in the American Express Company, issued to John W. Butterfield. Additionally signed by John W. Butterfield on verso. Countersigned by Treasurer Alexander Holland. 8x12 inches; large ink cancellation lines affecting text and recto signatures, complete separation of upper right corner (without loss), faint uneven toning, mounted at upper and lower edges verso to a larger board. New York, 15 May 1863

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The American Express Company was formed in 1850 by the merging of companies owned by Wells, Fargo, and John W. Butterfield (1801-1869).