Historic1905 Mexico Telephone Stock $20 1882 Iss W Signature Of Fdr's Uncle $30 For Sale
Attention! Buy Now Price is NOT for the 1882 Delano-signed cert, but for the 1902-1905 issue. Please read info below carefully. Design may vary slightly from the scan depending on the types described below.
MEXICAN TELEPHONE STOCK
TIED TO FDR!!!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in 1882, the very year his capitalist uncle Franklin Delano (FDR's namesake!) started the Mexican Telephone Co.
Here you have a genuine, original stock certificate from that same company at the lowest price on !!
Handsomely engraved in black and white, the stock features multiple antique fonts, typical of certificates issued in the late 1880's.
It was issued in New York and countersigned by Officers of the Boston Safe Deposit Co. and the American Loan and Trust Co. in Boston. It bears the hand signatures of both the President and Treasurer of the company, whose history appears below.
You may choose from any or all of the following varieties:
Buy Now Price is for Type 1!!
- 1902-1905 Issue Scarce! (200,000 shares Capital at $10 each), mostly issued to prominent Boston stock brokers!! The Buy Now Price is for this type.
- 1899-1901 Issue Very Scarce! same as above but with the engraved date of 1899 above the signatures (may have a small 1900 or 1901 stamp on the date line next to 1899). Issued to brokers and individual investors. This type is $24.95. Please email before making payment if you want this one!
- 1882-1883 Issue Rare!!!(only 100,000 shares issued at $10 each). Hand signed by F.M. Delano as President, mostly issued to prominent individual investors such as E.B. Welch, President of Mexican Pacific Telephone. This type is $29.95 for today (limited time promotional offer). Fantastic 120 year old autographed rarity!! Please email before making payment if you want this one!
- Same as last, but issued to F.M. Delano personally and signed by him both as President and as shareholder on back!! VERY VERY RARE cert with low 2-digit serial sumber, dated early 1882. Only a handful known! This type is $49.95 but probably worth $300. Please email before making payment if you want this one!
The Mexican Telephone Company started service in Mexico in 1882. The Mexican Telephone Company operated in Guadalajara, Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Mérida, Progreso, Guanajuato, León, Querétaro, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Monterrey and Saltillo. A corporation formed under the laws of New York in 1882. The company operated under the Bell telephone patents and concessions from the government of Mexico in the Republic of Mexico. It had exchanges in seventeen cities and towns of that country. In 1905 the Mexican Telephone Company was sold to Boston Telephone Company, as part of the restructuring process of the nearly broke American Telephone and Telegraph. The branch was renamed Mexican Telephone and Telegraph Company. In 1908, the Mexican Telephone and Telegraph Company owned branches in Guadalajara, León, Monterrey, Mérida, Progreso, Querétaro, Saltillo, San Luis Potosí, Tampico and Veracruz. The stocks offered above come from the first incarnation of the company prior to its sale to Boston Telephone & Telegraph!!
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