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This document, which contains the printed signatures of a company President and the signature of the company Treasurer, measures approximately 11\" (w) by 8\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate's vignette features an allegorical female figure holding a light and lightning bolts. 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Lee Sellers, came under scrutiny for multiple incorporations over 9 states - Maine (two separate entities), New Jersey, Massachusetts, South Dakota, New York, Delaware, Missouri and Illinois - which diluted the company's stock offering from the stated $18,000,000 capital to over $33,000,000.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Telepost Company

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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Telepost Company dating back to the early 1900's and 1910's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of a company President and the signature of the company Treasurer, measures approximately 11" (w) by 8" (h).

This certificate's vignette features an allegorical female figure holding a light and lightning bolts. Around her is a dynamo, shield, train and paddlewheeler.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    Telepost was incorporated in Maine as high speed alternative to the standard 15 word a minute telegraph systems that were currently available in the early 20th century.

    The company touted a number of trunk lines being built across the country, but actual results were much more spotty.

    As time went by, the company, and its President H. Lee Sellers, came under scrutiny for multiple incorporations over 9 states - Maine (two separate entities), New Jersey, Massachusetts, South Dakota, New York, Delaware, Missouri and Illinois - which diluted the company's stock offering from the stated $18,000,000 capital to over $33,000,000.

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