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Steam Locomotive with cars and tender attached
$100 County of Harrison, Mississippi Bond - 1887
Issued to the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad Co.
 
$100 County of Harrison, Mississippi Bond - 1887<br>Issued to the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad Co. Quantity in Basket: None
Code: LA-BD-003
Price: $250.00
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This attractive $100.00 coupon bond was printed by T. Fitzwilliam & Company of New Orleans, Louisiana and was issued to the "Gulf & Ship Island Railroad Company, or Bearer" by the "County of Harrison in the State of Mississippi". The central vignette depicts a steam locomotive, with cars and tender attached, sitting beside a wooden train station. On the station platform, several individuals advance toward the train, one pushing a cart with two chests upon it. In the foreground is a group of four workmen, one of whom appears to be about to drive a stake held by an associate. Below this is a lengthy financial obligation, highlighted by a bright red overprint of the denomination. The bond is signed at the conclusion by "T. J. Stewart" (Pres't Board Supervisor) and "F. S. Hewes" (Clerk Chancery Court) and is dated April 1, 1887. All of the above is enclosed in an intricate geometric border, beautifully executed in black ink. Originally attached below were twenty interest coupons, each redeemable for $6.00 on the 1st day of April on succeeding years until 1907. Four of these coupons have been removed for redemption. The remaining coupons, as well as the signatures on the main instrument, have a purple "Canceled" stamp across them, undoubtedly done when the bond was redeemed.

Measuring approximately 15 x 20 inches when fully extended, this lovely bond is in very fine condition and would look spectacular framed in an office or den. Several storage folds are present, with some very minor foxing along the folds. Several light ink transfers from the cancellation stamps and overprint are noted for accuracy.


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