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    Claus Spreckels - San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway Company (California)
    A 1895 dated certificate in green and black with an orange overprint. Lithographed. Signed as President by Claus Spreckels. Soon after immigrating to the United States and California from Germany Spreckels became involved in the sugar business. He soon realized the commercial possibilities of raising that commodity in Hawaii. At his peak he controlled upwards on 40,000 acres of cane producing land in Hawaii. The San Francisco and San Joaquin Railway was built by him in order to circumvent the transportation monopoly of the Southern Pacific, thereby ensuring a lower rate for the transportation of his own product. Traces of stub glue at left. A stamp cancellation does not affect his signature. Extremely Fine.


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    August, 2003
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