Standard Oil Trust, 1882, I/C Stock Certificate with J.D. Rockefeller Signature

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Standard Oil Trust, 1882, I/C Stock Certificate with J.D. Rockefeller Signature

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New York, August 21, 1882. 500 Shares, I/C Stock Certificate, issued to W.C. Andrews, S/N 473, Black text with green border, U.S. Capitol Building at top center under title. Signatures have been cancelled with red ink and with very thin slits. VF to Choice VF condition, Printer: Franklin Bank Note Co.. The certificate has the counterfoil attached on the left that is signed by W.C. Andrews, The certificate has the signatures of J. D. Rockefeller as President; J. A. Bostwick as Treasurer; H. M. Flagler as Secretary; and is also endorsed by W.C. Andrews on the back, who was the President The New York Steam Company and, the New York Cable Railway Company. The certificate also signed by Henry Flagler (January 2, 1830 - May 20, 1913), who was a partner and co-founder with John D. Rockefeller in the Standard Oil Company, among others. Jabez Abel Bostwick (September 23, 1830 - August 16, 1892) was an early oil pioneer and magnate, and when John D. Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company, Mr. Bostwick aided in its organization and became its first Treasurer. John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1937) was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trusts in the United States. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history. Standard Oil was an American oil-producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. Its history as one of the world's first and largest multinational corporations ended in 1911, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a landmark case, that Standard Oil was an illegal monopoly. Historic certificate with a valuable quartet of signatures from historic American businessmen.