An original March 11, 1869 American Merchants Union Express Company [American Express] stock certificate for 50 shares paid to “Joseph Barton”, signed on the front in black fountain pen with a terrific signature by American Express and Wells Fargo Founder William Fargo.

The Certificate measures 11¾” x 9″ and bears the normal cancellation stamp and punch-hole.

Sold with Certificates of Authenticity from both The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and independent third-party authenticator PSA/DNA.


William George Fargo was a pioneer American expressman who helped found the modern day financial firms of American Express Company and Wells Fargo with his business partner, Henry Wells.