Jacob Ruppert Brewery

Jacob Ruppert Brewery

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Jacob Ruppert Brewery


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Beautifully engraved RARE SPECIMEN certificate from the Jacob Ruppert. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company in the 1940's and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo between an allegorical man and woman. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s Chairman of the Board, President and Secretary. This is the first time we have had this certificate for sale.
Certificate Vignette Ruppert Jr., Col. Jacob b. August 5, 1867 d. January 13, 1939 Col. Jacob Ruppert, Jr. ("The Colonel"), Congressman, philanthropist, brewer, manufacturer, sportsman, builder, adventurer, was the son of Jacob and Anna Gillig-Ruppert, originators of the Jacob Ruppert Brewery in Olde Yorkville of Manhattan's upper east side. He served a Colonel in the NY State 7th Regiment and was elected Congressman serving from 1899 to 1907. Jacob Ruppert, Jr. is surely best known for giving New York and the United States The New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium. In 1914 he partnered with Spanish-American War hero Col. Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston (who he soon bought out of the deal)to buy the then-called New York Highlanders which they soon renamed the New York Yankees (after Jacob added the pinstripes!). In 1915, Jacob Sr. died launching younger Jacob to brewery president as the first sounds of Prohibition began to rumble. The Yankees gave Ruppert a source of income to withstand the throes of Prohibition as the team grew to unimaginable fame with the likes of such greats Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt, Joe Dugan and later Joe Dimaggio. In 1923, he finished building Yankee Stadium, "the House that Ruth built" (actually, for decades my family has always countered that expression with "the House the BEER built!"). By Ruppert's death in 1939, the Yankees won ten pennants and seven world series. 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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