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Lot #145
John D. Rockefeller and Henry M. Flagler Signed Stock Certificate for the Standard Oil Trust

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Partly-printed DS, signed “John D. Rockefeller” and "H. M. Flagler," one page, 15.75 x 7.75, December 12, 1883. Rare stock certificate for 120 shares of the Standard Oil Company of Ohio issued to senior executive H. A. Hutchins, signed on the front in ink by John Rockefeller as president, Henry M. Flagler as secretary, and Jabez A. Bostwick as treasurer; endorsed on the reverse by Hutchins. The original receipt remains affixed at the left edge. In fine condition.

John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) was a business magnate and philanthropist whose Standard Oil empire made him the wealthiest man in the world. Henry Flagler (1830-1913) was a real estate and railroad entrepreneur who also cofounded Standard Oil, remembered for his efforts to make Florida the 'Newport of the South' by providing extensive rail access and grand hotels to lure wealthy vacationers. Horace Andrews Hutchins (1839-1914), a cofounder of the Standard Oil Company and an early partner of John D. Rockefeller, later served as the company’s supervisor of all Western marketing.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #687 - Ended February 14, 2024

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