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John D Rockefeller Signed Stock Certificate, 1888 Standard Oil. PSA

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1888 Standard Oil Trust Stock Certificate signed by John D. Rockefeller

This ornate stock certificate is for one hundred shares of Standard Oil Trust made to William V. Brokaw. At a price of $100 per share, this was the equivalent of $10,000 in 1888, or $325k+ today! Signed by President John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler (secretary). The condition of the original document is outstanding. The certificate is clean and free of any detracting marks while the printing (including text and vignettes) is bold and clear, and the autograph is bold and jet-black. 

John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler joined forces to found an oil refining company in Cleveland in 1865. This company would eventually become Standard Oil Company in 1870 and, in 1882, Standard Oil Company and its affiliates combined to form Standard Oil Trust. The present certificate is, therefore, an early iteration of the company’s stock. In 1885 the company officially relocated its headquarters to New York City, where it flourished until 1911, when it was broken up in accordance with President Theodore Roosevelt's newly-passed antitrust laws.

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John D Rockefeller Signed Stock Certificate, 1888 Standard Oil. PSA
John D Rockefeller Signed Stock Certificate, 1888 Standard Oil. PSA