Flagler Million Dollar Bond

At the Key West (Florida) Museum of Art and History at the Custom House is an exhibit on the extension of the Florida East Coast Railway to Key West which is attributed to the foresight of Henry M. Flagler.

In the exhibit is a Bond for one million dollars made out to Henry Flagler.

The exhibit note with the bond says:

One Million Dollar Bond issued to Henry M. Flagler on June 15th 1909. On the reverse, it records the interest payment made to Flagler in 1910, 1911, and 1912.  After Flagler’s death in 1913, his trustees William Beardsley, William Kenan Jr. and Joseph Parrott took over the bond.

Image courtesy Cori Convertito, Key West Art and Historical Society

While not signed by Flagler, our guess is this is probably unique.

Photos from the Golden Spike Exhibition

Max Hensley recently attended the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony for the U.S. transcontinental rail road and send us a couple if photographs – Thank you Max!

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New Michael Mahler Book Available for Free Download

Our member, Michael Mahler has provided a copy of his latest book: New York Stamp Taxes on Bonds 1910-1920.  You can find it in the Publications section or you can go directly to the download by pressing here.  You can also order a hard copy of his book from Amazon by pressing here.

Updated Scripophily Buying Guide

Max Hensley has updated his article on buying scripophily.  You can access the article here.

New Article on Chinese Railway Bonds and Shares added

Peter Crush has generously shared with us an extensive publication on Chinese Railway Bonds and Shares

For a link to this interesting article and for more information on Peter, please click here.





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Certificate of the week (June 24, 2019)

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