Beautiful engraved RARE specimen certificate from the PC Connection, Inc
. This historic document was printed by American Bank Note Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President, Patricia Gallup and Chief Operating Officer.
PC Connection, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading information technology (IT) solutions provider to businesses, governments, educational institutions, and consumers. They offer a broad selection of more than 130,000 brand name products at competitive prices.
Headquartered in New Hampshire, PC Connection has been providing computer products, advice, and information to millions of customers for more than two decades.
Chairman and CEO: Patricia Gallup
Number of employees: 1,610 at the close of Q306, September 30, 2006
Corporate headquarters: Merrimack, NH
Distribution center: Wilmington, OH
Other locations: Keene and Portsmouth, NH; Marlborough, MA; Fairfield, CT; Rockville, MD; Boca Raton, FL; Addison, TX
NASDAQ listing: PCCC
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.