Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company Stock Issued To And Signed On Verso By Henry Oppenheimer

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1899, Maryland. Orange. Stock certificate for 10 shares. Vignette of locomotive at top left. Punch and stamp cancelled. Very fine. Henry Oppenheimer (1859-1932) Famous London collector. Born in Washington and trained in Frankfurt died in London. A partner in banking house Speyer Brothers until his resignation at the beginning of WWI. He began collecting at the end of the 19th century and purchased a major collection of Old Master drawings in ca 1912, moving shortly thereafter from his house at Southwick Crescent to larger accommodation in Kensington Palace Gardens. He was instrumental in securing deep secure storage for National Gallery holdings in a London Underground station and after 1918 continued to develop his collection which ranged from antiquities to majolica, Renaissance medals and drawings of the Italian, French, German and Netherlandish schools.