This certificate is for shares in the International Mercantile Marine company. The IMM was the only failed business venture to be headed up by the infamous financier J.P. Morgan, and was the parent company of the White Star Line which in turn owned and operated the Titanic. This particular certificate bears a highly inaccurate artist rendering of Titanic’s¬†sister ship, Olympic. At the time of this certificates design, the Olympic-Class liners were only a rough plan on blueprint paper.

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