Great Britain,
Lot 845
Great Britain,
Sold for £9,870 (US$ 15,491) inc. premium

Lot Details
Great Britain,
Stockton and Darlington Railway, share certificate No. 273, dated 1823, magnificent vignette of a horse drawn railroad with a view of an industrial town, believed to be Darlington, printed on vellum, black, with green seal which also depicts a horse drawn railroad. The certificate is made out to Richard Blanchard who was one of the first directors of the company. The certificate has been folded, otherwise very fine. 1

Footnotes

  • This is a very important item of British Financial History. The Stockton and Darlington Railway was incorporated in 1821 and was the world's first public steam railway. The line was opened in 1825. On incorporation in 1821 the Railway could only use horse traction, hence the vignette, steam locomotives were authorised in 1823 the year of the certificate now offered.
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