Beautifully engraved certificate stamped speimen from Firepond, Inc.
printed in 1999. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian Banknote 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 Chief Executive Officer, and Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, and is over 12 years old.
FPX provides enterprise software that is used to manage customer interactions across a variety of sales channels. Its products include applications for sales force automation, customer profiling, order configuration, and needs analysis, and can be implemented across direct, indirect, and Web-based sales channels. The company focuses on providing tools that aid clients with complex product lines in converting leads into accurate orders. FPX also offers professional services, such as consulting, training, and support. Formerly called Firepond, the company changed its name in 2009 when FPX, an affiliate of Texas-based Acclaim Financial Group, purchased Firepond's assets.
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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.