Confederate Blockade Runner Bond- One Share at $1,000. This vibrantly colored bond is dated May 18, 1864 issued by the Consolidated Steamship Company of Charleston, South Carolina. This particular bond is for one share at $1,000 and measures 5″ x 8.25″ with good margins. These funds were used to build blockade-running ships for the Confederacy.
After the war, most of these companies took care of their investors, however Consolidated’s president fled for New York claiming he had no liability since the business was illegal under United States law.