Beautiful certificate from the Great Eastern Telephone Company
issued in 1905. This historic document was printed by the Albert B. King & Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the original signatures of the Company's President, D.A. Reynold and Treasurer, and is over 108 years old.
The Great Eastern Telephone Company was incorporated in May, 1905, In South Dakota, as a holding company. They controlled, the New York & Eastern Telephone & Telegraph Company, the New York Electric Lines Company, and the Great Eastern Telephone Company, of New York. The authorized capital was $15,000,000 common, and the same amount of 6 per cent cumulative preferred stock, of which all of the common, and $1,599,700 of the preferred was outstanding.
History from OldCompany.com and
(collectible Savings Bonds website)