Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Republic of Texas: January 1, 1836
Became state: December 29, 1845

Texas is a giant state, and one that offered great opportunity for railroad building. Of course, within that huge region, many companies faltered and now offer only a few collectibles. In my experience, I have found Texas specialists to be proud and rabid collectors. When you combine limited numbers of certificates with such collectors, you get high interest and high auction values. Even if you are lucky at auction bidding, assembling a large collection of Texas certificates will take a lot of patience.

Arguably the strongest, logo-like design of all the state seals. A single 5-point star. Officially, the star is surrounded by olive and live oak branches. It is not a great exaggeration to suggest that the Texas star, with or without branches, has appeared in some form on a significant percentage of official and unofficial documents produced in the state of Texas in the last 175 years.



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