American Greetings Corporation - Ohio

American Greetings Corporation - Ohio

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Beautifully engraved SCARCE SPECIMEN certificate from the American Greetings Corporation. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of allegorical women with a child. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and Secretary.
Certificate Vignette Founded in 1906, American Greetings is the world's largest publicly owned creator, manufacturer and distributor of social expression products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings employs over 20,000 associates around the world and is home to one of the world's largest creative studios. American Greetings other domestic products include strategic business units DesignWare party goods, GuildHouse candles, Designers' Collection stationery and Balloon Zone. Subsidiaries include Plus Mark gift wrap, Magnivision reading glasses, DateWorks calendars, Learning Horizons educational products and AGI Schutz display fixtures. The internet business unit, AmericanGreetings.com, is a leading provider of internet greetings and other content for the digital marketplace. The Carlton Retail division is the largest owned and operated chain of card and gift shops in North America with nearly 700 stores in the United States and Canada. American Greetings also has wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.K. (U.K. Greetings), Canada (Carlton Cards Ltd.), Australia (John Sands Australia), New Zealand (John Sands New Zealand) and Mexico (Carlton Mexico S.A. de C.V.). American Greetings owns 80 percent of S.A.Greetings in South Africa and has licensees in about 70 other countries. 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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