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    Highly Unusual B.E.P. Produced Oversized Stock Certificate. The largest B.E.P. produced item that we have seen, this elaborately engraved certificate measures 18" x 24" and is printed on what appears to be India paper mounted on card. It is an actual stock certificate for 25 shares of capital stock in the Centennial Board of Finance, which raised funds for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. This stock was issued to John Muller, and was signed on November 4, 1876 by the Treasurer and President of the Board. The large vignettes around the elaborate border are a mixture of familiar ones that we've seen on currency and others that were apparently prepared for this purpose only, as we have never seen them before. Framed in a relatively modern frame without glass. Properly reframed and matted, this would make a unique display item.

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    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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