Beautiful 100 share stock certificate from the Metropolitan Errand & Carrier Express Co.
issued in 1856. This historic document was printed by Baldwin, Bald, and Cousland & Co. - New York and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of a young boy with a small package chases a horse drawn express wagon which is racing a dog. . This item has the signatures of the Company’s President, Abraham M. Hinkley and Secretary, Hiram Dixon. XF
Scarce and of great interest to scripophilists and philatelists, as Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company issued a variety of local stamps (see Scott 107L1-107U1).
METROPOLITAN ERRAND ANR CARRIER EXPRESS COMPANY.
Incorporated in New York State by certificate dated August lst, 1855 filed with the Clerk of New York County August 7th, 1855. Abraham M. Hinkley, Hiram Dixon and Hiram R. Dixon, incorporators at once took over the business and assets of A. M. Hinkley’s Express Company and that of George G. Jones. The objects of the Corporation, as set forth in its organization certificate. were: to manufacture for its own use and for sale all articles used by express companies, and especially all those articles made under patents then and thereafter owned or controlled, Such as Hinkley’s Postal Boxes, Postal Columns, Postal Stamps and Envelopes, Express Wagons, Harness, and also to bring said system and inventions into public notice and use by establishing and carrying on for that purpose a general Errand and Carrier Express business in the City of New York and elsewhere. Abraham M. Hinkley, President; Samuel P. Crane, Secretary; Hiram Dixon, Treasurer; George G. Jones, Manager and General Agent; principal office No. 11 Pine Street New York City.
Hiram Dixon had been a bookkeeper and accountant in the New York Office of Adams & Company
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