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Archives International Auctions / AIA Sale 58 - SESSIONS 1 & 2 - U.S., Chinese & WW Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins and Security Printin - 08/04/2020 / Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Certificates / Lot 1166
Interborough Rapid Transit Co. 1906 Specimen Stock Certificate - Deposit receipt for stocks and bond - New York, 1906, Odd Shares Specimen Capital Stock Certificate, Black text with olive green border and background. Red specimen overprint, POC's, "00000" serial number. VF condition, with slight water stain over text at top right corner, Printed by ABNC. Rare as a specimen in Cox. The Interborough Rapid Transit Company was the private operator of the original underground New York City Subway line that opened in 1904, as well as earlier elevated railways and additional rapid transit lines in New York City. The IRT was purchased by the city in June 1940. The committee included Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the certificate referenced an agreement with August Belmont.