Buzza Company - 1933
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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Buzza Company issued in 1933. This historic document was printed by the Goes Lithograph Company and has an ornate border around it. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary and is over 71 years old. The certificate was issued to Robert Congdon. George Buzza founded the Buzza greeting card Company in 1907. The company started out by selling college advertising posters. When the market for these disappeared, he decided to manufacture greeting cards. After a slow start the company turned a corner in 1917 when sales hit $75,000. By 1927 sales reached $2.5 million. In 1928 it merged with the Charles S. Clark Company of New York City. In 1929 Buzza sold his interest in the company and retired to California. The Buzza Company continued in business until 1942 when its stockholders decided to liquidate it because of large business losses.