Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation

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Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation. This historic document was printed by the Columbian Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary. is a name you can TRUST!
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Fansteel Inc. is a specialty metals manufacturer of cutting and milling tools, toolholding devices, coal mining tools and accessories, construction tools, wear resistant parts, premium quality aluminum and magnesium sand castings, machined aircraft components, aluminum, titanium, and alloy forgings, special wire forms, commercial grade investment castings and powdered metal components. On January 15, 2002, Fansteel Inc. and its U.S. subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code the filings were made in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware.
About Specimens 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 we 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 grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.