Result list 9 November 2019

The results of our November 9 sale is now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until December 8 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 1401
OHIO. CLEVELAND. Less than 100 Common Shares of $25, specimen. brown, black. Specimen printed by Security Banknote Co., probably printed around 1910. Large vignette (oil industry, oil transport, male figure). One of the best-known companies in world history. Standard Oil was founded by John D. Rockefeller, arguably the richest men the world has ever known. At the age of 26 he controlled the world's largest oil-refinery, at Cleveland. Only five years later, along with his brother William, his friend Henry M. Flagler, and two others, he founded the Standard Oil Company of Ohio. In the following years he steadily acquired all the other oil-refineries in Cleveland, then the centre of the American oil industry. By 1878 Standard Oil controlled 90% of all American refining capacity. In 1911, the company had to be split into 34 smaller companies (antitrust legislation). The biggest two were Standard Oil of New Jersey (which became Exxon) and Standard Oil of New York (which became Mobil).
Themes: PETROLEUM
USA
SECURITY BANKNOTE CO.
Date: +- 1910
Quality: UNC
Startprice: € 150