In 18th century Britain Oldham was at the centre of the cotton spinning industry. These £5 share certificates
dated 1878 were issued to raise money for the Longfield Cotton Spinning Company Limited
based in the Watersheddings district of the town with 20,760 spindles A simple affair in EF condition
and handsigned by 3 of the Directors and the Company Secretary.
York City & County Banking Co Share 1850-80’s. These £25 share certificates were issued to raise money for York City and County Banking Company. They are dated between 1850 and 1880’s. I say they are stunning because of the wonderful vignettes at the top of the share certificate. The central vignette is of York Minster flanked by illustrations of two of the ancient city gates. They measure approx 250mm x 215mm. They are signed by the Manager of the company alongside signatures of two of the directors. Kept folded over the years, so grading GVF-EF, they would look wonderful framed and are just £45