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John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), Industrialist, Philanthropist. Rockefeller formed the first oil trust at the age of 30. Ten years later he monopolized 85% of the industry and became the world’s first billionaire. He hated waste and inefficiency. As a result he would target poorly run segments of the industry. He would often drive poorly run competition out of business or buy them out. He became the most detested man in the country and had a bodyguard continuously around him. Rockefeller gave 3/4 of a billion dollars to science and education. In one of the 1st public relations campaigns in history, Rockefeller would give a shiny new dime to whomever he would meet. Rockefeller signs along with Henry M. Flagler, Capitalist and Promoter. Rockefeller once stated in court that Flagler was “the brains behind the Standard Oil Trust”. He transformed Florida’s once neglected beaches and swamp lands into one of the most luxurious playgrounds in the world. This Rare $100 Share stock of 1880’s is issued to J.J. Vandergrift and is for a remarkable 2486 shares. All signatures are very lightly cut cancelled and are Superb. The condition and eye appeal is outstanding. The signature of Rockefeller is especially large and bold.
Standard Oil Trust Signed by Rockefeller and FlaglerStandard Oil Trust Signed by Rockefeller and FlaglerStandard Oil Trust Signed by Rockefeller and Flagler
Standard Oil Trust Signed by Rockefeller and Flagler
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,070.00
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

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