Beautiful RARE Specimen Certificate from the Mogen David Kosher Meat Products Corp. - New York
printed in 1969. This historic document was printed by Federated Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Secretary. This is the first time we have had this for sale.
On December 19, 1995, Conagra Inc.'s National Foods division acquired the trademarks of the Mogen David Kosher Meat Products Corporation, including Mogen David, American Kosher, Isaac Gellis, Judea and Zion. Conagra is based in Omaha. Mogen David distributed kosher products, including cured meats and sausage products, in the three-state New York metropolitan region and Florida. The company said the acquisition reflected Conagra's growing interest in the kosher-meat market. The acquired brands were to be marketed by National Foods, which reports to the Armour Swift Eckrich division of Conagra. In 1992, Conagra bought National Foods, which made Hebrew National kosher meat products.
History from OldCompanyResearch.com.
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 were 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 has grown in popularity over the past several years.