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Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road Company

$35.00

SKU: 3627
Product Details

 

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road Company dating back to the 1850's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, measures approximately 9" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).

 

This certificate features a nice vignette of a coal train steaming away from a mine.

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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!