Beautifully engraved specimen certificate from the Ackeeox Corporation
printed in 2000. This historic document was printed by the Columbia Financial Printing Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company's logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and CEO, and Secretary COO, andis over 12 yesrs old.
Ackeeox Corporation was formed in October 2000 to pursue two businesses: domestic cultivation and commercialization of akee, the national fruit of Jamaica, and the development of specialty food stores based on the OXTAILS & MORE store in West Palm Beach, Florida pursuant to a license from Oxtails Corp. The Company plans to import akee seeds from Jamaica as its initial step towards domestic cultivation. The Company plans to lease and/or purchase up to 100 acres of land through the Palm Beach County (Florida) Agricultural Reserve Leasing Program (described below) to develop akee groves. The Company plans to build a canning and packaging plant near its akee groves to can akee. Generally, the akee will be deseeded, cooked and canned in water and salt. Additional akee-derived items may also be canned such as salt-fish, akee casserole or other recipes. These products might include items to be sold in OXTAILS & MORE specialty stores to be developed by the Company.
AckeeOX Corp. is conducting an initial public offering each unit comprising one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common stock.
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.