El Paso Natural Gas Company - SPECIMEN

El Paso Natural Gas Company - SPECIMEN

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El Paso Natural Gas Company - SPECIMEN

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Beautifully engraved Specimen Certificate from the El Paso Natural Gas Company printed in 1978. This historic document was printed by the Security Columbian Banknote Company and has an ornate block border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman with a city and gas processing facility on her sides. This item is over 25 years old.
Certificate Vignette The El Paso Corporation has been making history since 1928. That's when Houston attorney Paul Kayser formed a small company, El Paso Natural Gas, to supply fuel to the city of El Paso, Texas. At that time, El Paso was the only city in Texas not receiving natural gas supplies, and Kayser had the vision to see the benefits of supplying the city's needs long before gas had become the fuel of choice. About Specimen Certificates 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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