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    John D. Rockefeller - Standard Oil Trust (New York)
    A 500 share certificate from 1883 issued to and signed on the verso by Mills was an early California banker who founded the Bank of D.O. Mills & Co. His son, Ogden Mills, leased land to the City of San Francisco for what was then called Mills Field and is today known as San Francisco International Airport. In addition to the signatures of Mills and John D. Rockefeller, who signs as President, this certificate is signed by Henry Flagler as Secretary and Jabez A. Bostwick as Treasurer. In addition to his role in Standard Oil, Flagler was also an important railroading figure and an early Florida land developer. Bostwick died in office as Treasurer of the Standard Oil Trust in 1892 under tragic circumstances. When a fire broke out in a barn owned by him he hurried to the scene and took part personally in extinguishing the flames, suffering a heart attack in the process. This is truly a fantastic association of four prominent individuals in the industrial and financial growth of the United States all signing a single certificate. Extremely Fine.


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    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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