Financial Stock and Bond Certificates
The Anglo California
National Bank of San Francisco USA., 1940s: Beautiful share
certificate with large vignette featuring the company's San Francisco
headquarter flanked by allegorical female characters, with urban and rural
scenes in the background. This banking institution merged into the Crocker
First National Bank in 1956.
Stamp cancelled. VF
No. 0981 Green
(12" x 8") $50.00
Corporation, Delaware, USA, 1920s: Share certificate with unusual
side vignette of an American soldier ready to fight for independence. Based in
New York City (NY), this financial institution was organized in 1919.
Brown (11" x 8") $50.00
Louisiana Baby Bonds,
State of Louisiana, USA, 1876: Sheet of four small bearer bond
certificates nicknamed "Baby Bonds" because of their size and the vignette of a
little girl appearing on the right hand side. Totaling two million dollars,
this issuance was authorized with the intent of refunding previous issues which
had been embezzled during the corrupted era of the "Louisiana Reconstruction".
In the 1880s, suspicious officials discovered that the State
Treasurer, Ed Bunker, had used the original plates to reprint the bonds with
identical numbers at least three times. About $300,000 of these counterfeited
Baby Bonds were found in the treasurer's personal safety box, while he was
traveling with yet another $420,000 worth of securities. Escaping from
Louisiana, Bunker settled in Brazil where he owned and operated a railroad
Uncancelled with coupons and signature of Ed Burke. VF+
No. 0941 Black & Red (12" x 8") $65.00
Investors Overseas Services
(I.O.S.) Canada, 1960s: Share certificate with eagle medallion and
overprint of the company's infamous logo. Founded by Bernard Cornfeld, this
mutual fund company controlled, at one time, more than $2.3 billion in assets
and employed 3,000 persons in Geneva, Switzerland. It was also responsible for
thousands of salesmen worldwide and became known for its lavish receptions.
Robert Vesco, who had gained control of the company by the
late 1960s, was accused of embezzlement in 1971 and his notorious swindle left
I.O.S. bankrupt in 1973. Even today, I.O.S. remains the second largest
Uncancelled. Scarce. VF
No. 2420 Black (12"
x 8") $75.00
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