Miles Laboratories, Inc.

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Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Miles Laboratories, Inc. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo between a scientist and an allegorical woman holding a torch. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and Secretary.
Certificate Vignette Dr. Franklin Miles mover to Elkhart, Indiana in 1875. He was a specialist in the treatment of eye and ear disorders and he specialized in the connection of the nervous system and the patient overall health. In 1884, he began the Dr. Miles Medical Company. By 1890, his success in treating a number of "nervous" ailments had spread, and he barely kept up with the demand of his practise. His then came up with mail order as a way to service more patients. His home remedies such as Restorative Nervine became the base of his growing product line. In 1979, Bayer AG of West Germany purchased Miles Laboratories. 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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