The Standard Oil Co. business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Rockefeller, “J. D. Rockefeller,” payable to Wetherbee and Fuller for $780, May 1, 1883. Check bears a two-cent revenue stamp affixed to the left side. In fine condition, with expected bank and cancellation holes (one stamp affecting the last few letters of his signature). Rockefeller signed this check at an especially meaningful time in the company’s history, as just one year earlier he had formed the trust that allowed Standard Oil to control other companies in the industry—eventually, Standard gained control of nearly 90 percent of the country’s oil production. A fantastic Rockefeller item as it is associated with his business and finances. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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