Beautifully engraved specimen from the House of Taylor
. This historic document was printed by Norhtern Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an the company's name. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary.
House of Taylor Jewelry, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based international jewelry
company whose principal shareholders include Elizabeth Taylor, Kathy
Ireland and members of the Abramov family. House of Taylor Jewelry serves
fine jewelry retailers worldwide with diverse jewelry creations marketed under
the prestigious House of Taylor Jewelry brand. The company markets fine
jewelry products under its Elizabeth, House of Taylor, and Kathy Ireland
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.