Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Known autograph occurrences
on collectible certificates

This represents a full listing of railroad-related certificates
known to exist with the celebrity autograph of:

Joy, James Frederick
Important midwestern railroad financier; combined several roads to create the 'Joy System'; President Chicago & Aurora, Chicago Burlington & Quincy, Burlington & Missouri River (Iowa), Hannibal & St Joseph, Michigan Central, Wisconsin Valley, Detroit Lansing & Lake Michigan, Detroit & Bay City, Chicago & Lake Michigan, Wabash St Louis & Pacific; Chairman Hannibal & St Joseph; Director of at least 20 railroads; Michigan State Representative (1860-1861)

Chicago & Iowa Rail Road (Railroad) CoCHI-317-S-40trustee
Detroit & Bay City Railroad CoDET-075-S-50president
Detroit Lansing & Lake Michigan Railroad CoDET-450-S-50president
Detroit Lansing & Northern Rail Road (Railroad) CoDET-457-S-20president
The Ionia & Lansing Railroad CoION-400-B-60president of Michigan Central
The Ionia & Lansing Railroad CoION-400-B-60
Leavenworth Lawrence & Galveston Railroad CoLEA-571-B-52president

Autograph samples

Please note: I do NOT authenticate autographs. These samples were provided
by collectors and dealers who had evidence to believe these are valid
signatures. Please contact me if you discover evidence to the contrary.

DateAutograph sampleSource
1865Collector Contribution

Please help by sending images of additional autographs, or
better images than those shown here. Scan them at high
resolution (about 300 dpi) with about one inch (2 cm) space around
the signature. Since handwriting changes with age,
please include the date of the autograph.

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