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Alden's, Inc. ( Famous Chicago Catalog Retailer)  - Chicago, Illinois 1959  

Alden's, Inc. - New York 1959

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Beautifully engraved specimen certificate from Alden's dated 1959. This historic document was printed by Columbian Bank Note Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman holding a globe and a cornopia of fruit. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and is over 54 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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Aldens Inc. was a large Chicago catalog and direct marketing company. In the 1970's the company developed America Direct, Inc., Alden's direct merchandising subsidiary.

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 over the past several years.

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