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General American Investors Company, Inc.

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Product Details

 

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the General American Investors Company with dates ranging from the 1930's to the 1980's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of two company officers, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

 

The certificate vignette features a nude male turning a wheel while three allegoricals hover overhead.

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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 General American Investors investment trust was launched in 1927 under the sponsorship of Lazard Frères and Lehman Brothers. In its first year of operation, it earned $1.1 million.

     

    In September 1928, Lazard Frères and Lehman Brothers launched a second fund, named the Second General American Investors Company.

     

    In August 1928, the two funds merged, to form the current General American Investors Company, with Lazard Frères and Lehman Brothers underwriting the $40 million deal.