Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company - Delaware

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company - Delaware

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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company - Delaware

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Beautifully engraved Rare Specimen certificate from the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company . This historic document was printed by the E. A. Wright Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman leaning on a post, sitting in the foreground of a factory and other buildings. The certificate looks like to came from a book attached with rubber cement which shows on the reverse. The front is in good shape, however. This is the first time we have seen this certificate for sale.
Certificate Vignette 3M is a $16 billion diversified technology company with leading positions in consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; health care; industrial; safety, security and protection services; transportation and other businesses. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the company has operations in more than 60 countries and serves customers in nearly 200 countries. 3M is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and also is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The company was founded in 1902 in Two Harbors, Minnesota by men who were looking to mine deposits of corundum (a mineral used in the manufacture of sandpaper and grinding wheels). After an early setback, the founders decided to switch from mining to manufacturing. The switch proved to be very fortuitous and the newly named 3M company evolved into a unique, innovative and diverse company as well as a world leader in the development and manufacture of a broad range of high-quality products. These include Scotchtape, Cellophane tape (sticky tape), window films and abrasives. 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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