New York and Pennsylvania Blue Stone Company signed by James Fisk, Jr. known as "Diamond Jim" or "Jubilee Jim"Inv# AU1132
James Fisk Jr. (1834-1872) "The New York and Pennsylvania Blue Stone Company" stock, certificate #10, 50 shares, September 20th, 1870. Boldly signed as President by James Fisk Jr. at the front along with Mortimer Smith as Secretary. Issued to J. F. Kilgour and signed at back, also witnessed. A bright orange imprinted revenue adds a splash of color along with a blue under printing. The condition is superb! Regarding Rarity: The great rarity of anything signed by Fisk is legendary. Few stocks are known signed and nearly all are issued to and signed at the back. Several inquiries with the most advanced collectors and research indicate thus far that no other examples of this stock have ever surfaced. It is entirely possible that it is unique. In my 27 years of specializing in collectible stocks and bonds, I have owned only 1 stock signed by Fisk. Auction records exist for lesser pieces well in excess of $20,000. The condition of this stock is exceptional in every way! As a bonus, this classic autographed stock is accompanied by four other pieces that will add to the story. These 5 pieces are the start of a collection that will tell an interesting story of this turbulent but exciting time in New York City history. All 5 pieces for $20,000.