Established 1880 - World's #1 Company for Original Stock Certificates & RM Smythe Old Stock Research Services - Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau

Historic Stock & Bond Certificates                                                                              
RM Smythe Stock Research Since 1880                                                                          

Free Shipping for All Domestic USA Orders
Everything on Sale - Buy Now and Save

Stock Certificates Make Great Gifts
Scripophily is the Gift of History

What our customers say:


New York Governor and Mayor John T. Hoffman Signed Check 1868  

New York Governor and Mayor John T. Hoffman Signed Check 1868

Product #: newyorgovand

Normal Price: $99.95
Our Sales Price: $69.95

(You Save: 30%)


Beautifully engraved check from the County Treasurer of New York - National Broadway Bank issued in 1868. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an old sailor, an indian, a ship and an eagle. The check is signed by the New York City Mayor John Thompson Hoffman (who later became Governor), City Comptroller Richard B. Connolly, and the Clerk J.P. Touny.

John Thompson Hoffman ( 1828-1888) who also signed the check was Mayor of New York from 1866-1868 and Governor of New York (Elected Twice) from 1869-73. He joined the Tammany Society in 1859. As mayor of New York City and governor of New York the activities of Tweed Ring were at their height. His political future was ruined by conviction of Tweed, although there was never any proof he was involved.

He defeated Republican Marshall O. Roberts, Mozart Democrat John Hecker and Independent Democrat and incumbent C. Godfrey Gunther, to become mayor, serving 1866-1868.

Richard B. Connolly was part of the inner circle of the Tweed Ring also signed the check.

Product #: newyorgovand

Normal Price: $99.95
Our Sales Price: $69.95

(You Save: 30%)

Qty: and Old Company Research Press Releases

See Stock Certificate Expert Bob Kerstein, CEO
discuss Stock Certificates in Bloomberg ,  the Associated Press ,
CNBC with Jane Wells discussing the Facebook IPO,
Inside Edition and the Today Show

Subscribe to our New Free RSS New Products Feed in a Reader

Subscribe to Our New Product Additions Feed by Email

We will always maintain our founding commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of an exceptional product with an enjoyable shopping experience.  Please let us know how we may be of service to you. Stay Safe!!!

Scripophily has been
fully tested by
Norton Safe

E-Mail Subscription for Scripophily Stock and Bond News - No Charge

Bookmark and Share

Scripophily has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS, WSJ, Barrons, and many other fine publications
See in the News at

All Old Stock and Bond Certificates are actual authentic certificates and are sold only as collectibles. We do not sell reproductions and offer a lifetime guarantee to the authenticity of everything we sell.

All Rights Reserved. © 1996 - 2021 is a name you can TRUST!
American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants is a name you can TRUST!
Virginia Society CPA's
Bob Kerstein, Member
Click to Verify Trust Certificate - Yahoo is a licensee of the TRUSTe´┐Ż Privacy Seal Program is a name you can TRUST!
American Numismatic Association

Securities and Exchange
Commission Historical Society

Society of Paper Money Collectors
Member - Gift of History -  BBB Membership Seal
Better Business
 Bureau Member
Rated A+