2016 April

Historical Financial Documents Make Great Gifts

Comsat Corporation – District of Columbia – 1993

Cellular, Satellite and Wireless – Beautifully engraved certificate from the Comsat Corporation. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company in 1993 and has block border with a vignette of an allegorical woman inspace. This item has the printed signatures of the Company?s President and Chief Executive Officer,…

Slide Mining Company 1893 Ouray, Colorado – Signed by Maryland Governor

Mining Companies beginning with the letters S – Z – Beautifully engraved Certificate from the Slide Mining Company issued in 1893. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with the company’s name on top. This item is hand signed by by the company’s president, A…. read more »

Liberty Loans of 1917

The following was reported in the News in 1917 LIBERTY LOANS OF 1917. On April 24 congress passed an act authorizing an issue of $5,000,000,000 in bonds and $2,000,000 in certificates of indebtedness. The secretary of the treasury decided to place before the country a 32.000,000,000 Issue of bonds, in addition to a certain amount… read more »

Types of Liberty Bonds

Below are examples of Bonds we are looking to acquire: Liberty Loan of 1917 (United States Government) 1917 $100. Blue “50 THREE AND ONE HALF PERCENT” and Treasury Seal. Thomas Jefferson, left. Statue of Liberty, right. orange eagle and Columbia statue on back. Embossed large Treasury seal above register’s name. Second Liberty Loan Converted 4… read more »

Liberty Bond History

  Liberty Bond History Liberty bonds were first utilized during the first World War to support the allied cause in World War I. Subscribing to the bonds became a symbol of patriotic duty in the United States and introduced the idea of financial securities to many citizens for the first time.  This allowed private citizens… read more »