World's #1 Company for Original Stock Certificates & Old Stock Research Services Since 1880 - Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau

Historic Stocks and Bonds                                              
Quality Research Service Since 1880                                   


What our customers say:




 




Douglas Aircraft Company ( Became McDonnell Douglas )  

Douglas Aircraft Company ( Became McDonnell Douglas )

Product #: dougaircom

Normal Price: $195.00
Our Sales Price: $129.00
Color: 

(You Save: 34%)

Qty:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION  
Beautifully engraved SCARCE SPECIMEN certificate from the Douglas Aircraft Company printed in the 1960's. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man and woman with planes flying around a globe of the world. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President ( Donald Douglas Jr ) and Secretary.

Scripophily.com is a name you can TRUST!
Certificate Vignette



Founded in 1920 by Donald Douglas, Sr., the name Douglas is synonomous with aircraft development. The first aircraft produced by the company, The Cloudstar was funded by David R. Davis, a wealthy sportsman. The aircraft was designed to fly non-stop coast-to-coast, did not complete the flight but was the first aircraft to lift a load exceeding its own weight. It ultimately became the flagship of Claude Ryan's San Diego-to-Los Angeles airline. Davis lost interest and sold out to Douglas, who incorporated The Douglas Company in July 1921. He finally landed his own Navy contract-to build torpedo bombers, starting with the DT-1 (Douglas Torpedo, First). By 1922, the company had delivered six aircraft for $130,890. Douglas leased the abandoned buildings of the Herman Film Corporation at 2345 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, California, where he built the Douglas World Cruiser. By the fall of 1928, the company was worth $25 million.

Despite the 1929 crash that started the Great Depression, Douglas kept his company alive and financially sound building military aircraft. In 1932, he started building the DC-1 and launched his career as a builder of transports. By 1940, sales of DC-2 and DC-3 transports and their military derivatives rose to nearly $61 million. To keep up with World War II production, Douglas built plants at Long Beach and El Segundo, California, and leased facilities in Chicago, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The leased plants were closed at the end of the war, but Douglas continued to produce commercial and military transports, jet fighters, missiles and rockets. Donald Wills Douglas Sr. was company president until 1957, when his son, Donald Douglas Jr., took over that position. Donald Douglas Sr. remained chairman of the board. At the age of 75, on April 28, 1967, Douglas merged his company with the McDonnell Aircraft Company and retired. He remained honorary chairman of the McDonnell Douglas board until his death on Feb. 1, 1981.

A rare certificate related to one of aviation's most important companies. Uncancelled and Extremely Fine.

Product #: dougaircom

Normal Price: $195.00
Our Sales Price: $129.00
Color: 

(You Save: 34%)

Qty:
 

Scripophily.com and Old Company Research Press Releases

See Stock Certificate Expert Bob Kerstein, CEO Scripophily.com
discuss Stock Certificates in Bloomberg ,  the Associated Press ,
CNBC with Jane Wells discussing the Facebook IPO,
Inside Edition and the Today Show

Subscribe to our New Free RSS New Products Feed in a Reader

Subscribe to Our New Product Additions Feed by Email


We will always maintain our founding commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of an educational product with an enjoyable shopping experience.  Please let us know how we may be of service to you.



Scripophily has been
fully tested by
Norton Safe
Web

Bookmark and Share


Scripophily has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS, WSJ, Barrons, and many other fine publications
See Scripophily.com in the News at Scripophilynews.com


Note:
All Old Stock and Bond Certificates are actual authentic certificates and are sold only as collectibles. We do not sell reproductions and offer a lifetime guarantee to the authenticity of everything we sell.

All Rights Reserved. © 1996 - 2017

 
Scripophily.com is a name you can TRUST!
American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants

Scripophily.com is a name you can TRUST!
Virginia Society CPA's
Bob Kerstein, Member
Click to Verify Trust Certificate - Yahoo is a licensee of the TRUSTeďż˝ Privacy Seal Program



  Scripophily.com is a name you can TRUST!
American Numismatic Association

Securities and Exchange
Commission Historical Society


Society of Paper Money Collectors
Member
Scripophily.com - Gift of History -  BBB Membership Seal
Better Business
 Bureau Member
Rated A+