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Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road Company


SKU: 1796
Product Details


Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road Company dating back to the 1800's. This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 9 1/2" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).


This certificate features a beautiful vignette of a train exiting a tunnel.


The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

Historical Context

The Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road was one of the many that was manipulated by the venerable threesome of Daniel Drew (known as Uncle Daniel, and a former drover of cattle), Jim Fisk (roly-poly son of a Vermont peddler, and stock broker on Wall Street), and Jay Gould (whom the New York Times called a “pirate and a scourge”).


Together they engineered a tremendous swindle on the Erie Railroad, when they unloaded the Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh for the purchase price of $2,000,000 in Erie convertible bonds; which was 8 times the true value of the road!