Beautiful certificate from the Kreuger & Toll Company issued no later than 1932. This historic document was printed by the American Bank note Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a flying goddess. This item has the hand signature of the Company's Assistant Treasurer, and is over 87 years old.
Ivar Kreuger, a Swede, was the famous "match king" who acquired monopolies to sell matches in various countries around the world. He controlled various operating companies through a pyramid-based holding company. When the pyramid tottered at the start of the Great Depression, Kreuger took his life.