Three certificate Package of Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll
by Scripophily.com. The certificates include one from Playboy Enterprises, Chas. Pfizer & Co.( Now Pfizer and makers of Viagra ) and ABKCO
Industries (Beatles' manager).
1. Beautifully engraved certificate from the
Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman holding a globe infront of major buildings and landmarks from around the world including the World Trade Center Twin Towers. It also has a vignette of the Playboy Bunny on the bottom certer. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s Editor-In-Chief,
Hugh Hefner and Chairman of the Board and Cheif Executive Officer, Christie Hefner.
Playboy is no longer public and stock certificates are no longer issued.
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: PLA, PLA.A) is a brand-driven, international multimedia entertainment company that publishes editions of Playboy magazine around the world; operates Playboy and Spice television networks and distributes programming via home video and DVD globally; licenses the Playboy and Spice trademarks internationally for a range of consumer products; and operates Playboy.com, a leading men's lifestyle and entertainment Web destination. The company's four business groups are Publishing, Entertainment, Licensing and Playboy Online.
Playboy is the world's best-selling men's magazine. Almost 10 million American adults read Playboy every month, and the magazine's U.S. total paid circulation of 3.15 million is larger than that of Esquire, GQ and Rolling Stone combined. Additionally, an estimated 5 million adults read the 18 international editions of the magazine, bringing Playboy's global readership to almost 15 million.
Capitalizing on Playboy's global recognition and reputation, the company more than 25 years ago began expanding its publishing franchise overseas. Locally produced editions of Playboy are published in 18 countries: Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Taiwan.
Playboy TV and the company's Spice-branded portfolio of movie channels are available in more than 113 million U.S. cable and direct-to-home satellite household units. The company also operates more than 50 Playboy and Spice networks with partners in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. Its television programming, DVDs and home videos are available in 200 countries and territories. Playboy videos are consistently amoung the top labels on Billboard's "Top Video Sales" annual rankings.
2. Beautifully engraved certificate from the Chas. Pfizer & Co.,
Inc. issued in 1949 - 1950. This historic document was printed by the Columbian Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a Pfizer building between two allegorical men. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President ( John L. Smith ) and Treasurer.
Pfizer Inc is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company. We discover and develop innovative, value-added products that improve the quality of life of people around the world and help them enjoy longer, healthier, and more productive lives. The company has three business segments: health care, animal health and consumer health care. Their products are available in more than 150 countries. Viagra maker!!!
3. ABKCO Record Company Stock Certificate
- Printed signature of Allen Klein as President - Former Beatles Business Manager's
Company. In February 1969, the name of Cameo-Parkway was changed to ABKCO Industries Inc. (Allen B. Klein Co.) with Mr. Klein being president and director of the new company. The Company owned the Record Label " Epic " .
In 1967 the record label Cameo-Parkway, was having serious financial troubles and was looking to be rescued. As a result, Allen Klein acquired a controlling interest in the corporation. Following his acquisition, the price of the stock of Cameo-Parkway rose considerably. On 16th September 1968 a special meeting of the stockholders of Cameo-Parkway approved the acquisition by Cameo-Parkway of the assets and liabilities of Allen Klein & Co.,Inc. In February 1969, the name of Cameo-Parkway was changed to ABKCO Industries Inc. (Allen B. Klein Co.) with Mr. Klein being president and director of the new company. The Company owned the Record Label " Epic " .
ABKCO Industries managed the Beatles Apple Corps. Ltd. and The Rolling Stones. Their record company also produced records from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Ronettes, ? and the Mysterians, Donovan, Herman's Hermits, Phil Spector, Sam Cooke, Herman's Hermits, Darlene Love, The Crystals, Marianne Faithfull, The Animals, Chubby Checker, Terry Knight, and many others.
Beatles' History with Allen Klein:
28 Jan 1969 John makes Allen Klein his personal adviser on the spot after a meeting in the Dorchester Hotel, London.
30 Jan 1969 The Beatles perform live on the Apple rooftop in Savile Row, with Billy Preston, for around 40 minutes.
31 Jan 1969 The last day of filming on the Get Back project.
3 Feb 1969 Allen Klein is appointed the Beatles' business manager.
4 Feb 1969 Linda Eastman's father and brother, Eastman and Eastman, are appointed as Apple's General Council to watch over Allen Klein's activities. Paul does not agree with Allen Klein's appointment.
21 Mar 1969 Allen Klein is appointed business manager of Apple.
28 Mar 1969 It is reported that Dick James had sold his shares in Northern Songs, John and Paul's publishing company, to ATV without first offering them to the Beatles.
8 May 1969 John, George and Ringo sign a management contract with Allen Klein. The following day his ABKCO Industries was officially appointed business manager of the Beatles companies, but Paul refuses to sign contract, opposed to Klein's appointment. The signature page of the famous Beatle Contract had the signatures of the Beatles ( Excluding Paul ) and Allen Klein for ABKCO Industries.