Ten Different 1833 and 1850's Railroad Stock Certificates and Bond (117386)

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Ten Different 1833 and 1850's Railroad Stock Certificates and Bond  (117386)
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Lot of 10 includes very old stock certificate, two shares of Lykens Valley Rail Road & Coal Company, issued Aug. 9, 1833, to John Stitzer. Approx. 7" x 5", signed by Lehreiner, president and John Paul, treasurer, with embossed seal and transfer stamp. The rest are early railroads, 1852-1859, with another Lykens Valley Rail Road and Coal Company from 1859, and from the New York & Boston Rail Road Company, The North Lebanon Rail Road Company, The Greenville & Columbia Railroad Co., The Hartford and New-haven Rail Road Company, Charles River Branch Rail Road Company, Concord and Claremont Railroad, and bonds from Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad Company, and Illinois Central Rail-Road Company. All are signed and some canceled. See photo for more details.

The Lykens Valley Railroad was incorporated April 7, 1830, under special act of the State of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of constructing and operating a railroad between Millersburg and some point on Short Mountain, wholly within Dauphin County, Pa. The date of organization was January 19, 1831. The property of the Lykens Valley Railroad, except for one brief period of suspension from 1845-1848, has been operated during its corporate life by own organization or other railroads, until January 1, 1918, the common-carrier property of the Lykens Valley Railroad was taken over for operation by the United States Railroad Administration as a part of the operating system of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which continues to operate today.

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Pennsylvania
Date: 1833-1859