Agfa Ansco Corporation - Famous Film and Camera Maker

Agfa Ansco Corporation - Famous Film and Camera Maker

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Agfa Ansco Corporation - Famous Film and Camera Maker


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Beautifully engraved RARE SPECIMEN certificate from the Agfa Ansco Corporation. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a globe between two allegorical women and the two comp[any's logos. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer. This is the first time we have seen this for sale.
Certificate Vignette In 1928, between April and May, a change in the company's name occurred. Ansco Photoproducts, Inc. became the Agfa Ansco Corporation. Some time after that merger/acquisition a fourth version, the Official Boy Scout Memo, was produced About Specimens Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file". Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company. These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.


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