Rare Standard Oil Trust Stock Certificate Signed by John D. Rockefeller and Henry M. Flagler
Standard Oil Trust Stock Certificate Signed by John D. Rockefeller and Henry M. Flagler.
Rockefeller, John D. and Henry Morrison Flagler.
Item Number: 83568
Engraved Standard Oil Stock Certificate signed by both John D. Rockefeller and Henry Morrison Flagler. One page both sides, from May 25, 1887, featuring a vignette of the United States Capitol, for one hundred shares of the Standard Oil Trust, issued to R.J. Thompson, signed by both J. D. Rockefeller as president and H. M. Flagler as secretary. The transfer stub remains affixed at the left. The certificate measures 7.75 inches by 16 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 23 inches. Certificates signed by both Rockefeller and Flagler are rare.
John D. Rockefeller entered the oil industry at the age of twenty-four and worked endlessly to unify it into the powerful Standard Oil Trust. Henry Flagler was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, first based in Ohio. He was also a key figure in the development of the Atlantic coast of Florida and founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. He is known as the father of Miami and Palm Beach, Florida.