Oliver Ames - Boston, Newport and New York Steamboat Co. - Stock CertificateInv# AG1108
Oliver Ames (1831-1895), Capitalist, Philanthropist. Son of Oakes Ames. Became dominant figure in Oliver Ames and Sons on the death of his uncle (Oliver Ames, 1807-77). A fortunate and far-seeing financier, he was director of many banks, railroads and land companies. Served ably as Republican Governor of Massachusetts, 1886-90. This 1860's Steamboat company stock is signed by Oliver Ames as President. The signature is neatly pen cancelled but clear. Stock is stamp cancelled and the stub is attached at left. Excellent Condition.
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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