Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Search the Coxrail database for descriptions of 23,700+ certificates from over 7,400 North American railroad companies.

Known autograph occurrences
on collectible certificates

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

Ames, Oakes
Millionaire owner of Ames Old Colony Shovel Co and known as the King of Spades. Used by Lincoln to promote investment in transcontinental railroad. Invested over $1 million personal funds in Union Pacific. Involved with brother Oliver in many railroad investments. Heavily involved in Credit Mobilier scandal by making payoffs of Credit Mobilier stock to politicians. Ultimately exposed the practice, but was one of few casulties in the affair.

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Cedar Rapids & Missouri River Rail Road CoCED-682-S-50astockholder
Cedar Rapids & Missouri River Rail Road CoCED-682-S-50bstockholder
Easton Branch Rail Road CorpEAS-947-S-50president
The Montreal & Plattsburgh Rail Road CoMON-906-S-50stockholder
The New Orleans Mobile & Chattanooga Rail Road CoNEW-351-B-50trustee
The New Orleans Mobile & Texas Rail Road CoNEW-358-B-50trustee

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
1860sCollector Contribution
1866Collector 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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