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Anglo National Corp. - 1920's-30's dated Banking Stock Certificate - Interesting History

Inv# GS1286   Stock
State(s): Delaware
Years: 1920's-30's

Stock printed by Security Bank Note Company. Vignette of eagle perched on top of a globe which is on a pedestal. Herbert Fleishhacker (November 2, 1872 – April 2, 1957), was an American businessman, civic leader and philanthropist. In 1924, he created and helped fund the Fleishhacker Pool in San Francisco, for many years the world's largest outdoor saltwater swimming pool. The pool continued to operate until 1971. Herbert Fleishhacker was born November 2, 1872 to a Jewish family, the son of Deliah (née Stern) and paper entrepreneur Aaron Fleishhacker. He was one of eight children, his brother was Mortimer Fleishhacker Sr. (1866–1953). At age 15, he started working for his father as a bookkeeper.

At age 20, he established the first paper mill in Oregon outside of Oregon City. He then created a lumber company in Eugene, Oregon which supported the paper mill. Soon after he turned his attention to electric power and he invested in the Truckee River Electric Company and the Sacramento Valley Power Company. The Anglo California Bank, Ltd., founded in 1873, was the successor to the London firm of J & W Seligman & Company.

At age 34, he turned his attention to banking. Fleishhacker was president of the London and Paris National Bank of San Francisco (1908), later renamed the Anglo & London Paris National Bank (1909), later renamed the Anglo California National Bank of San Francisco (1932). In November 1955, the Anglo California National Bank merged with the Crocker First National Bank. In 1918, he was appointed to serve president of the San Francisco Park Commission by mayor James Rolph. While serving as president of the San Francisco Parks Commission, he founded the Fleishhacker Zoo, later renamed the San Francisco Zoological Gardens. He was also instrumental in the building of Coit Tower. His work on the Panama–Pacific International Exposition awarded him the French Légion d'honneur award. Read more at

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Condition: Excellent

A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.

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