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Oil mogul John D. Rockefeller signed stock certificate for Standard Oil Trust, as well as a typed letter signed ''John D. Rockefeller'' on his personal stationery, giving thanks for birthday wishes on his 83rd birthday. Stock is signed ''J.D. Rockefeller'' as company President, dated 28 June 1887, for 100 shares made out to Benjamin Brewster, who, in addition to being one of the original Trustees of Standard Oil, was also a Mayflower descendant and extremely successful Gold Rush entrepreneur. He is credited with much of the early success of Standard Oil and Rockefeller served as pallbearer at his funeral. Stock certificate and letter are beautifully framed with a photograph of Rockefeller and a photograph of Brewster's home, named ''Scrooby'' and now a historical inn. Stock measures 11.75'' x 7.5'', letter measures 5.5'' x 7.5'' and entire framed presentation measures 32'' x 25.75''. Folds to documents, otherwise near fine, impressively displayed.
John D. Rockefeller Letter Signed & Signed Stock Certificate for Standard Oil -- Stock Issued to Benjamin Brewster, One of the Original Trustees of Standard Oil
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