Beautifully engraved certificate from the Eskimo Pie Corporation issued in 1999. This historic document was printed by the United States Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Officers and is over 5 years old. Eskimo Pie Corporation, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, created the frozen novelty industry in 1921 with the invention of the Eskimo Pie ice cream bar. The Company marketed a broad range of frozen novelties, ice cream and sorbet products under the Eskimo Pie, Real Fruit, Welch's, Weight Watchers, SnackWell's and OREO brand names. These nationally branded products are generally manufactured by a select group of licensed dairies who purchase the necessary flavors ingredients and packaging directly from the Company. Eskimo Pie Corporation also sells a full line of quality flavors and ingredients for use in private label dairy products in addition to the brands it licenses. The Company also manufactures soft serve yogurt and ice cream products for sale to the commercial foodservice industry. Eskimo Pie Corporation Merged with Coolbrands International on October 6, 2000. The merger agreement was signed on May 3, 2000 and approved by Eskimo Pie shareholders at its September 6, 2000 Special Meeting of Shareholders. Eskimo Pie Corporation is now wholly owned by CoolBrands. CoolBrands markets many of the most powerful brands in ice cream, frozen novelties and frozen desserts, and franchises and licenses frozen dessert outlets around the world. Divisions of CoolBrands manufacture a full range of quality flavors and ingredients, ice cream and frozen novelties, and flexible packaging products all for private label dairy products in addition to the companyÃs brands. CoolBrands markets Atkins™ Endulge™ Ice Cream, Godiva® Ice Cream, Dreamery® Ice Cream and Whole Fruit™ Sorbet, as well as Eskimo Pie, Chipwich, and Fruit-A-Freeze branded frozen novelties and frozen desserts. The Company also markets a broad range of ice cream, frozen novelties and frozen desserts under the Tropicana®, Welch's®, Weight Watchers® Smart Ones®, Yoplait®, Betty Crocker® and Trix® brand names, pursuant to long-term licensing agreements.