Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Alpharel, Inc. This historic document was printed by Thomas de la Rue and has an
ornate border around it. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
On March 16, 1998, a class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by the law firm of Weiss & Yourman on behalf of purchasers of Altris Software, Inc. ("Altris" or the "Company") (NASDAQ/NNM: ALTS) common stock between April 18, 1996 and March 11, 1998 (the "Class Period") to recover damages caused by defendants' violations of Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Altris is a company which designs, develops, integrates and markets electronic document management systems to provide a cost effective means of electronically storing and managing document and drawing images for industrial, commercial and governmental applications. (Prior to October, 1996, the Company was known as Alpharel, Inc.)
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.
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