When issued in 1963 these Bonds were essentially the same as cash, because they could be redeemed by anyone who possessed them: hence the term "Bearer" Bond.
And please Pardon the Pun (Blond and Bond), but it was just too good to resist. And so is this Great Big Beautiful Bond! It's a full 10 inches by 15 inches and I only show the top half because it's a Standard Long Bond.
The name is so well known that it hardly needs mentioning, but you might not know that "Socony" is an abbreviation for Standard Oil Company of New York, which resulted when Federal Antitrust Laws forced the Break-up of Rockefeller's Standard Oil in 1911. The name "Mobil Oil" was registered as a Trademark by the same bunch in 1920.
You might be old enough to have seen their "Flying Horse" logo, which is just a very small part of this bond, but when I was growing up in the '50's - not too long before this bond was issued - I remember a Big Flashing Red Neon Sign where the Horse's Wings would move!!!
The "Blond" in question may not really be Blond, but she sure is Big and Beautiful. And not quite so scantily clad as she looks from a distance. (Did I hear someone from the Peanut Gallery mutter "Rats!"?) Yes, she's modestly - if "gauzily" - draped.
You really need to see it Up Close !
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This Bond is in Excellent
CRISP AND CLEAN
and is EXACTLY the one you will receive. You can pay a lot of money for this Certificate - and it's certain to increase in Collector's Value - but it's yours right now at the
LOW, BUY-IT-NOW PRICE of $19.99 !!!
The same certificate sells for a lot more than that elsewhere on line outside of eBay and for up to $40.00 at a specialty store in Manhattan.
[The Bond you receive is the one you see; it bears Registration Number 116769. The colored dots you see in the area of the vignette are NOT pinholes but rather part of the normal printing process. We do the same thing with our paper currency in order to prevent counterfeiting. The first two pics are exactly the bond you receive, with the second pic showing the top portion of the bond. The last three are stock images, with the large full pic from a similar bond of the same series, and the famous Mobil sign with the Flying Horse is from the back of the bond. It has a couple of cancellation holes at the bottom, of course, because it became due in the '90's, but all the Top Portion is Completely Clean!!!]
This was printed by American Bank Note Company
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