American tycoon, businessman, and philanthropist (1794–1877) who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. Partly-printed DS, signed “C. Vanderbilt,” one page, 12.5 x 8.5, March 1, 1883. Bond certificate in the amount of $5000 issued by the Michigan Central Rail Road Company to the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, to be repaid at a rate of five-percent per annum. Signed at the conclusion by Vanderbilt as the company’s vice president and countersigned by two other officials. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18.75 x 15. Expected document wear, mounting remnants to left edge, and expected cancellation holes (three affecting Vanderbilt’s signature), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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