Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Bolsa Chica Oil Corporation dating back to the 1930's and 1940's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Jeffries Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/8" (w) by 8" (h).
The vignette features a female allegory holding a torch flanked by refinery and port scenes.
The Bolsa Chica Oil Company was incorporated in California on January 3, 1921 and based in Huntington Beach, California.
The company's oil properties were located within the Ventura Avenue field. The company also operated a natural gas absorption plant.
Other companies with operations in the area included the Sun Oil Company and the Standard Oil Company.