lot # 257 - scripophily autographs
Northern Pacific Railroad Co. With Jay Cooke Autograph. New York, NY. December 1, 1876, 2 Shares Common Stock, Black on blue border and underprint, Speeding locomotive on top with portrait on bottom, ITASB Jay Cooke as Trustee, Poc's, Jay Cooke was an American financier. Cooke and his firm Jay Cooke & Company were most notable for their role in financing the Union's war effort during the American Civil War. In his later career, Cooke was noted for his role in the financing of railroads in the northwestern United States.
Estimate: $250 - 350