Beautifully engraved certificate from Gander Mtn.
is unissued. This historic document was printed by American Financial Printing Incorporated and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of company's logo. This item has printed signatures from Company's Chief Executive Officer and Secretary.
Gander Mountain is a leading specialty retailer that serves the needs of outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, with a particular focus on hunting, fishing and camping. Gander Mountain stores offer broad and deep assortments of competitively priced outdoor equipment, accessories, apparel and footwear, combined with expert services and a unique store environment.
In October 2004, the Company had 80 Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 14 states - Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The Gander Mountain brand has a 44-year heritage of strong appeal and relevance to consumers who participate in outdoor sports and recreational activities. The Gander Mountain brand was founded in Wilmot, Wisconsin, in 1960 as a catalog operation, which over time was augmented with retail stores.
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.