Beautifully engraved certificate from the Southern Surety Company of New York issued in 1930. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with an allogorical woman and a cherub. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary, and is over 133 years old.
The Southern Surety Company of New York had its origin with the Southern Surety Company of Oklahoma which was incorporated in that State in 1907; that the Oklahoma company took over the business of other companies in Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, and New Mexico; that in 1918 the Southern Surety Company of Iowa was organized and took over the business of the Oklahoma company; that in 1928 the Southern Surety Company of New York was incorporated, assuming the liabilities and receiving most of the assets of the Iowa company; that the business of the New York company grew rapidly. History from Encyberpedia and OldCompany.com (old stock certificate research service)